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Night Queen
Night Queen
Battered Shoe

Apr-2-2012 22:31

April Showers Writing Contest

When: April 16-20
Prizes: For 1st and 2nd places.

Who: Everyone is invited. The more the merrier. The Unsubscribed may join and even win, but prizes will be withheld until you subscribe (before May 1, 2012). The Subscribed may join AND you may enlist to be a judge by April 7.

1) Detective Biography writing.
2) Creative writing. This category will NOT be graded on spelling or grammar.
3) (Optional) Case Intro writing " only if I can get 2 more judges by April 7.

Needed: 2 Judges. Please note that you may be judge and still enter the contest. Just not within the category you enter.
Contestants may enter more than one category.

Judges so far include:
Night Queen
Cordelia Falco
Lady Jas
Summer Daze

Stay tuned for the rules for each category. Everyone please sign up!


Night Queen
Night Queen
Battered Shoe

Apr-21-2012 23:57


There were 3 categories:
1) Biographies: 3 contestants
2) Creative Writing: 1 contestant
3) Case Intro Writing: NO contestants

Ivy Spini was the sole Creative Writing entry where everything was deemed by inventiveness only. Both judges scored Ivy a 100. Ivy is the clear winner. In my opinion, it was a very good essay.

igotthepowerinme scored as follows:
--Spelling: 15 out of 15
--Grammar: 7.5 out of 15
--Creativity: 25.85 out of 55
--Parameter Check: 13.5 out of 15
--Total Score: 62 out of 100

M. Lacrimosa:
--Spelling: 12 out of 15
--Grammar: 10.5 out of 15
--Creativity: 51.15 out of 55
--Parameter Check: 14.25 out of 15
--Total Score: 88 out of 100

--Spelling: 6 out of 15
--Grammar: 12 out of 15
--Creativity: 55 out of 55
--Parameter Check: 12 out of 15
--Total Score: 85 out of 100

Biography Standings:
--M. Lacrimosa: 1st place (score of 88)
--Cekuray: 2nd place (score of 85)
--igotthepowerinme 3rd place (score of 62)

Congratulations to all on some very fine writing!!

Lady Jas
Lady Jas
The Chosen One

Apr-22-2012 00:48

WOOOHOO congratulations to all of you, and thank you all for participating. I had hoped more would join in, as the intent, from what I saw posted, was there. But that is ok. :)

Now, on to our prizes.

Detective Bios:


M.LACRIMOSA-CONGRATULATIONS, you may chose from the following prizes:

A pair of shoes of your choice from Cairo. You can go to Blue Pagoda's website and check them men's shoes available and let me know which you'd like me to pick up for you. Once you are subscribed, we can work out delivery.

OR , a gift subscription as your prize, please see Night Queen.


CEKURAY-You have your choice of either a gift subscription, OR waiting until you subscribe yourself and chosing a VH item from the following list:

The Knight- Tough -1, Smarts +7, Charm 0 ACCESSORY
Majong Set- Tough + 3, Smarts +5, Charm -1 ACCESSORY
Portable Bar- Tough -2, Smarts -2, Charm +8 ACCESSORY
Gold Rolex- Tough -1, Smarts 0, Charm +7 ACCESSORY

If you'd like to chose a gift subscription, please contact Night Queen.


1ST and only Place:

IVY SPINI, you have won a VH item of your choice. You may pick from the following:

Adolpho Suit- Smarts +6 COAT
The Knight- Tough -1, Smarts +7, Charm 0 ACCESSORY
Majong Set- Tough + 3, Smarts +5, Charm -1 ACCESSORY
Velour Cloche- Tough -1, Smarts -1, Charm +6 HAT
Sailor Pantsuit- Tough -2, Smarts -1, Charm +7 COAT

Please PM me on which item you'd like and we can work out delivery details.

And now a very special award...


IGOTTHEPOWERINME. Congratulations, you have won a gift subscrption!

You all did a fantastic job, and again, congratulations to you all.

Ivy Spini
Ivy Spini

Apr-22-2012 04:22

Congratulations, everyone!

M. Lacrimosa
M. Lacrimosa

Apr-22-2012 07:01

Congratulations to those of you who participated. Everyone has done a fantastic job. I myself am in the process of coming up with a writing competition. More information soon to come and I hope each and everyone of you will participate in it!

Lady Jas
Lady Jas
The Chosen One

Apr-22-2012 09:48

Sounds great Marc. I myself, am not a writer, but if you need help with anything, please let me know. :)

M. Lacrimosa
M. Lacrimosa

Apr-22-2012 12:24

Thank you Lady Jas! I will.

Night Queen
Night Queen
Battered Shoe

Apr-22-2012 21:06

I want to extend my warmest and heartfelt thanks to the following in helping bring about this contest:

Lady Jas for helping judge the grammar in the bio section. Also, for her fantastic assistance in planning and providing prizes.

Ivy Spini for helping judge the creativity portion of the bios.

M. Lacrimosa for helping judge the creative writing section.

Summer Daze for being willing to help judge the intro section. Also for her help in keeping my head straight.

DaRu for being willing to help judge. DaRu is ill, and we all wish her a speedy recovery.

Botsie Boots for her willingness to help. Botsie is relocating, and the timing of the contest did not work well for her.

Finally, Cordelia Falco for her volunteering to help. Cordelia also helped steer me in very beneficial ways.

Peter O'Neil and Joey "Bulldog" Bane for their willingness to help. Sometimes real life just gets in the way. But there will be more opportunities as M. Lacrimosa is already providing in the above post.

Finally, the support I continually receive from my fellow Crypt members. Their patience with me as I go campaigning for activities is extremely appreciated.

The other contestants: Cekuray and igotthepowerinme. Thank you for taking the time to submit wonderful writing.

I am very thankful for the friendships that I have cultivated with all of you.

Lou Hoyle
Lou Hoyle

Apr-24-2012 19:34

Congratulations to all the contestants and especially the winners.

Eden Zweig
Eden Zweig

Apr-25-2012 15:47

Wow. Congratulations everyone :)

Keira Ann
Keira Ann
Tireless Tiger

Apr-25-2012 22:47

Congrats to everyone!

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