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NSUP SSC Voting

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Nerevar Dwemor
Doomheim
#1 - 2011-11-01 20:12:21 UTC  |  Edited by: Nerevar Dwemor
Due to massive failure on my behalf, the voting for the second shortstory competition will take place during november in the official forums. So what do you have to do?

The second post in this thread contains a list with all 40 entries. All you have to do is to press the like buttons on the entries you favour. If you want to participate in the PLEX drawing, all you have to do is make a post in this thread with your choices and the reasons for your decision. A couple of lines are enough, but the authors will really appriciate your feedback.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or criticism.

PS: A little, more explaining video *click*

edit: If you own an e-book reader, try this.
Nerevar Dwemor
Doomheim
#2 - 2011-11-01 20:12:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Nerevar Dwemor
1 Cry
The Void - Reprise
Jezaja
doesn't want to be a candidate for the voting, but he is an entry for the random PLEX

2
A Rough Score
Tara Read

3 Cry
I was there
TheDoctorUK
disqualified - onelinerRoll

4
This is how I started EVE
Deadly Works

5 Cry
Pyhrric Victory
Otto Weston
way too long. Valid for the PLEX drawing though.

6
23216 AD
Rogue Bomber

7 Cry
First!
Lord Walben
thanks for your advices, but that's not a valid entry =^.^=

8
The Spy
Jake Lanks

9
I AM
Dasquirrel715

10
Business as Usual
Jack Carrigan

11
I sit
Midori Amiiko
This competition wasn't intended to serve as platform for WIS criticism. But hey, you sat down and wrote something, so here you go ;)

12 Cry
Slutstorm
Terminus Astra
Sorry, no Audio. I like it though, I will contact you these days :)

13
Scouting for the Corp
Greg Tiran Tiberious

14
Repercussions of repercussions of Evil
Chopper Rollins
Gooooooooonnnsss!!!!

15
I REMEMBER THE KLAXONS…
NNowheremaNN

16
CHANCE
SPAMINATOR3000

17
The Adventures of Keldan Alcair & Goran Blue in Deep Space
Goran Blue Aideron

18
We Thought Ourselves Dragons. Dragons, We Were Not
Jonni IInferno

19
Running Scared
Dalilus

20
Redemption
Mortrius

21
The Gank
Lelith Hellebron

22
Coulee's Veil - part 1
Seamus Techton
When I wrote "must fit into one post", I hoped that everyone would get the implication of not just posting links to other sites ^^

23
Hard to be a Miner
Triggadex

24
Being Hunted
Diezel325

25
Scarred
Kelonar

26
ANOTHER DAY OLDER…AND DEEPER IN DEBT
Lynne Rankin
Mail me the second part :)

27
Azu'kai Reborn
Myxx
Extra thread, eh?

28
The Luckiest Orca
Bevine

29
The Shivers
Cal Becka

30
The Gallentean Hustle
Kendara Rziem

31
The Mission
Gullegumman

32
The Seeker of Alonyia – Or A Voice In The Dark
Thrallok K'tarr

33
Lifetimes Upon Lifetimes
cApAc aMaRu

34
Final Judgment
Balthasar Dorian

35
Orphan
Jarek Korwin

36
Aftermath
Ezrothian

37 Cry
Trust
Paintchk
same as # 5 :(

38
Have you?
Ryek Darkener

39
Catch & Release
Mortis vonShadow

40
DOTS
Marbuel
TheDoctorUK
BSC LEGION
Tactical Narcotics Team
#3 - 2011-11-03 02:22:19 UTC
Quote:
3
I was there
TheDoctorUK
disqualified - oneliner


And I won a comet :)
Lelith Hellebron
#4 - 2011-11-03 05:41:49 UTC
Blackjack! Read 21, everybody - and don't forget the mouseover tooltip on the edit notification!

[/shamelessplug]

[i]I am a leaf on the wind... Watch how I soar![/i]

Dario Welling
Spaghetti Bolognese a la Maruni
#5 - 2011-11-03 08:00:46 UTC
8
The Spy
Jake Lanks

Very nice story, the beginning remindes me on a few old movies, the desperate hero, whos lost on a plant in the middle of nowhere, getting drunk. Then the bad guys come and you know, the hero is in trouble. Pitty he had to die cause I'd really appreciate another episode of this story cause it's really good.

cheers
Dario
Roland Deschien
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#6 - 2011-11-03 13:04:31 UTC
I like Pyhrric Victory by Otto Weston.

Mainly because I like the way the battle was described and the ending was just totally brill. The last line was so gr8,

"Sure enough, they came, like demons summoned from a hidden portal, three mottled
burgundy battleships and a swarm of blotchy red cruisers emerged from their
warp and they saved Ryan and his crew, for last."

That got a laugh out of me, and it worked perfectly.
Lynne Rankin
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#7 - 2011-11-03 20:13:24 UTC
#18 was my personal favorite. A Drake pilot myself, and myself wanting to get incursions I'm happy to see that a Drake can get into a shortstory version of an Incursion fleet Big smile

Don't forget to read #26 people!Twisted
Diezel325
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2011-11-04 04:05:23 UTC
#31 by: Cal Becka
The Shivers.

I really like this because of how it is a very unique story and writing design. Very insightful and interesting, loved it :)

"Even though I seek perfection I wear my scars with pride" - Parkour, Free Run

Capac Amaru
Burning Sword
#9 - 2011-11-04 06:19:11 UTC
I hope everyone reads and likes mine, #33 Lifetimes Upon Lifetimes.

I gotta say my favourite (of all the others of course lol) is #14 Repurcussions of repurcussions of Evil by Chopper Rollins. I think this story was succinct, and to the point, and was steeped in the legacy of such classics as Half-Life: Full Life Consequences by the esteemed Squirrelking. I believe the author Chopper Rollins has a long and illustrious career of 4chan posts ahead of him and I look forward to following his career with interest.
Marbuel
Australian Belt Strippers
Warped Intentions
#10 - 2011-11-04 21:11:16 UTC
While I entered this comp primarily for the board game, and in lieu of EVEs still largely untapped extraordinary potential for fiction, and would love to be a finalist, I'm going to vote for a couple of others.

I like Lelith's 'The Gank' (Entry #21) as well as Mortis' 'Catch & Release' (#39). Very well written and characterized stories.
eXeler0n
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#11 - 2011-11-04 22:16:53 UTC
Hi Capsuleers,

some people like to read the stories with their computer, but some doesn't.
If you have an ebook reader that can load .mobi files or when you can convert .mobi files, then you can download this:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1412454/nsup.mobi

This mobi file is made for kindle and I'm not sure how good it will work for other devices. I integrated a table of contents. This will allow you to navigate fast to the story you like to read.

Have fun with it :)

eXeler0n

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Blogpack:  http://eveblogs.de

Nerevar Dwemor
Doomheim
#12 - 2011-11-04 22:20:59 UTC
eXeler0n wrote:
Hi Capsuleers,

some people like to read the stories with their computer, but some doesn't.
If you have an ebook reader that can load .mobi files or when you can convert .mobi files, then you can download this:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1412454/nsup.mobi

This mobi file is made for kindle and I'm not sure how good it will work for other devices. I integrated a table of contents. This will allow you to navigate fast to the story you like to read.

Have fun with it :)

Danke eXe :>
Dan Shifley
Tactically Challenged
Tactical Supremacy
#13 - 2011-11-06 02:00:55 UTC
10
Business as Usual
Jack Carrigan

I like the fact it looks at the other side of the Capsuleer - what happens when you aren't flying around blowing ships up even though that's the main aim of EVE.
Balthasar Dorian
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#14 - 2011-11-08 19:44:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Balthasar Dorian
10
Business as Usual
by Jack Carrigan

It's just a great story concept with considerable depth. A Capsuleer is virtually immortal and accountable to almost no one. That simple truth is more than enough to infuriate the lower rungs of society and we see that theme being carried over from Prime Fiction to this story. Interestingly enough, the protagonist and his corporation are also integral to the local economy.

Being a capsuleer, the protagonist had the power to annihilate that city and possibly even the planet if they angered him enough. Perhaps it was only that fine pack of cigarettes protecting these foolish mortals from total annihilation. Or maybe he isn't really that kind of guy. Who really knows? P

We have a similar situation in the real world. The mark of quality sci fi is that it makes you reflect upon reality or ideas through a fictional setting. Bravo!
eXeler0n
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#15 - 2011-11-08 20:22:34 UTC
I think this contest should have a own news on eveonline.com. More ppl who can win a plex and more ppl who read the stories

eXeler0n

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Blogpack:  http://eveblogs.de

Lynne Rankin
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#16 - 2011-11-11 10:37:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Lynne Rankin
I've taken the liberty to tally the current set of votes. Not because my story is winning, in fact it's in 10th in the tally, just because I feel everyone should know the to-be-soon-winner (or if someone beats his/her story before the voting deadline, whenever that is), and to bump Nerevar back in here so we can end this 2 - 3 month long, well written stress mayhem!

And the votes!

_______________________________________________________


Business as Usual: 13
This is How I Started EVE: 7
Azu'kai Reborn: 6
The Gank: 5
The Spy: 4
I Am: 4
Redemption: 4
Running Scared: 3
The Seeker of Alonyia - Or A Voice In The Dark: 3
ANOTHER DAY OLDER...AND DEEPER IN DEBT 3
Lifetimes Upon Lifetimes: 3
Aftermath: 3
DOTS: 3
I Sit: 2
CHANCE: 2
The Adventures of Keldan Alcair & Goran Blue in Deep Space: 2
We Throught Ourselves Dragons. Dragons, We Were Not: 2
Hard to be a Miner: 2
The Shivers: 2
The Mission: 2
Orphan: 2
Catch & Release: 2
23216 AD: 1
Scouting for the Corp: 1
Repercussions of repercussions of Evil: 1
I REMEMBER THE KLAXONS: 1
Coulee's Veil - Part 1: 1
Being Hunted: 1
Scarred: 1
The Luckiest Orca: 1
The Gallentean Hustle: 1
Final Judgement: 1
Have You?: 1

_______________________________________________________


Now a personal note to all who have participated. THANK YOU. A Competition would be nothing without people taking interest and actually sitting down for an hour, two hours or even two weeks to write out the short stories you have all written out. I've been writing for about 3 years now for entertainment. I mainly fan-fic with Star Wars, but with this competition it allowed me to dig deeper into EVE's Lore and backstory to better understand the game itself, as with the chance of winning fabulous prizes! Sure, one of my popular tactics in writing competitions is to write as hard as I can, as clearly as I can and throw my whole heart into it...and when it's done count myself out to stiffle disappointment. I knew I had no chance in this competition, as evident in my story taking 10th Place (currently). But at least I know I had fun and met some people with similar RP'ing tastes as my own. I'm not the only RP'er here! Bear

Near as I can tell, and from reading your stories, Jack Carrigan, Deadly Works and Myxx, congrats and may we face again in another competition!

Cheers to Nerevar Dwemor for posting this contest, reimbursing the participant's patience with Navy Comets, and may there be another! (With voting here again, next time Blink )

And lastly. Cheers to everyone who participated! It's been a long couple of months waiting to see who won, and thank you all for giving Nerevar the patience he deserves.

CHEERS!
Telegram Sam
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#17 - 2011-11-11 19:02:53 UTC  |  Edited by: Telegram Sam
21
The Gank
Lelith Hellebron

I liked it because it did a good job of describing an ordinary ship vs. ship battle, the kind any EVE player might encounter. With regular familiar items, such as Drakes and Hobgoblin IIs. So you had the familiar we know from gameplay, but fleshed out and with the environment of being in the ship and in the pod. Harder to pull off and execute well than it might sound, and I thought this story did it really well.
TrasHMetaLPiratE
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#18 - 2011-11-16 14:30:52 UTC
hi there. it took me a lot of time to read the stories.

it also took me alot of time, to find out for what story should i vote. this was the most difficult part because here are some very good stories.

but now i know.

at the first time i wanted to vote for
8
The Spy
Jake Lanks

but then

21
The Gank
Lelith Hellebron

has convinced me.

So i vote for #21 - The Gank

EvE is not only PvP, there is also PvE and mining, ok ok ok, there is more, like building ships/modules and of course trading on the market (this is cool, like trading with real stocks).
I heard and read a lot of PvP stories. But no one was such good like #21 - The Gank.

You will ask me "why", and ill tell you why, because a lot of battle stories (PvP) sound more like battle reports. Battle reports with a little bit more information about the fight.

But this story brings the feelings to the reader like no one other story. I mean hey, you see only the ship and only the pod. But this story tells also also what happen in the ship and in the pod. (Like Telegram Sam [above me] wrote)

It is very difficult to write a story about a battle, without sounding it like a battle report.

Lelith Hellebron, well done, really a nice story. Now i try to play eve (by doing ratting on Angels) and imagine that in my Machariel there is a crew.
Jake Lanks
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#19 - 2011-11-18 13:24:36 UTC
Dario Welling wrote:
8
The Spy
Jake Lanks

Very nice story, the beginning remindes me on a few old movies, the desperate hero, whos lost on a plant in the middle of nowhere, getting drunk. Then the bad guys come and you know, the hero is in trouble. Pitty he had to die cause I'd really appreciate another episode of this story cause it's really good.

cheers
Dario


Thanks for your kind words Dario... The story continues... the man who kill the smugler, take his ID and start live his life and try to find out what secret he knew.

Jake

Angels...are never far

Jack Carrigan
Order of the Shadow
The Revenant Order
#20 - 2011-11-18 18:06:31 UTC
Lynne Rankin wrote:
I've taken the liberty to tally the current set of votes. Not because my story is winning, in fact it's in 10th in the tally, just because I feel everyone should know the to-be-soon-winner (or if someone beats his/her story before the voting deadline, whenever that is), and to bump Nerevar back in here so we can end this 2 - 3 month long, well written stress mayhem!

And the votes!

_______________________________________________________


Business as Usual: 13
This is How I Started EVE: 7
Azu'kai Reborn: 6
The Gank: 5
The Spy: 4
I Am: 4
Redemption: 4
Running Scared: 3
The Seeker of Alonyia - Or A Voice In The Dark: 3
ANOTHER DAY OLDER...AND DEEPER IN DEBT 3
Lifetimes Upon Lifetimes: 3
Aftermath: 3
DOTS: 3
I Sit: 2
CHANCE: 2
The Adventures of Keldan Alcair & Goran Blue in Deep Space: 2
We Throught Ourselves Dragons. Dragons, We Were Not: 2
Hard to be a Miner: 2
The Shivers: 2
The Mission: 2
Orphan: 2
Catch & Release: 2
23216 AD: 1
Scouting for the Corp: 1
Repercussions of repercussions of Evil: 1
I REMEMBER THE KLAXONS: 1
Coulee's Veil - Part 1: 1
Being Hunted: 1
Scarred: 1
The Luckiest Orca: 1
The Gallentean Hustle: 1
Final Judgement: 1
Have You?: 1

_______________________________________________________


Now a personal note to all who have participated. THANK YOU. A Competition would be nothing without people taking interest and actually sitting down for an hour, two hours or even two weeks to write out the short stories you have all written out. I've been writing for about 3 years now for entertainment. I mainly fan-fic with Star Wars, but with this competition it allowed me to dig deeper into EVE's Lore and backstory to better understand the game itself, as with the chance of winning fabulous prizes! Sure, one of my popular tactics in writing competitions is to write as hard as I can, as clearly as I can and throw my whole heart into it...and when it's done count myself out to stiffle disappointment. I knew I had no chance in this competition, as evident in my story taking 10th Place (currently). But at least I know I had fun and met some people with similar RP'ing tastes as my own. I'm not the only RP'er here! Bear

Near as I can tell, and from reading your stories, Jack Carrigan, Deadly Works and Myxx, congrats and may we face again in another competition!

Cheers to Nerevar Dwemor for posting this contest, reimbursing the participant's patience with Navy Comets, and may there be another! (With voting here again, next time Blink )

And lastly. Cheers to everyone who participated! It's been a long couple of months waiting to see who won, and thank you all for giving Nerevar the patience he deserves.

CHEERS!


No, thank you, and everyone else who has made this interesting so far. It took me some time, and I personally read all of the stories in the competition, so it's not like I blindly submitted and wanted to just win a prize. My motivation was far different. What my motivation was here, was to write the best possible story that I could, in hopes that it would motivate others to do the very same, and honestly, I was pleased with what I saw.

There are a lot of talented writers out there, and I wish that more of them were willing to share their works of fiction or in-game adventures with the masses. It helps deepen the immersion amongst the community, which if I remember right, is the entire purpose of the game. And immersive world with thousands of stories waiting to be told.

To all of you, I look forward to seeing more of your works, and I wish more would share with the community.

It's not who wins, it's who actually took the time to sit down to write something.

Cheers to all of you, and I can't wait to see the final outcome.

I am the One who exists in Shadow. I am the Devil your parents warned you about.

||CEO: Order of the Shadow||Executor: The Revenant Order||Creator: Bowhead||

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