February 1st, 2009

marcus 2013

Fanfic RPG update

frostfox sent me a very nice picture but I've decided it'll work better inside than on the cover, and as someone pointed out The Thinker is instantly recognizable, so I'm going to stick with it - this time using high res versions of the statue and thought bubble that look a lot better. I've changed the wording of the thought bubble a little too.

marcus 2013

Fanfic and RPGs poll

I need some highly dubious statistics for my RPG. Only one simple question...

Poll #1341599 Fanfic and RPGs

Do you like fanfic, RPGs, both, or neither?

Fanfic but not RPGs
RPGs but not Fanfic
Neither (so why do you read my livejournal?)
marcus 2013

And the winners are...

Well me, for one. The COA results are in.

Bring Me The Head of Harry Potter has won the award for best portrayal of Angel/Angelus (and yes, they both appear). It won by a margin of 49 votes, which is pretty good.

The Key to Byzantium won for best portrayal of Fred / Illyria, which is odd because she's only in a couple of chapters. The statistics on that one are staggering - 207 votes, more than double its nearest rival.

Omphalos has won the moderator award for best SF. The citation for this one is very nice.

Which leaves me winning three awards from twelve nominations accepted. It's a little worrying that none of these are new stories, and I'm a little disappointed that The Right Technology and Dead Trouble were voted off the island in all categories, but such is life. I'll make another post when I've checked the statistics for my non-winners.

Many thanks to anyone who's voted for me, and congratulations to everyone else who has won awards, in particular curiouswombat for Return of the Key.
marcus 2013

Statistics on my losing stories

Out of a morbid sense of curiosity:

  • Best Portrayal of Dawn - Omphalos 18 votes not placed, the winner got 188 votes.
  • Best Comedy - Dead Trouble 19 votes not placed, The Right Technology 27 not placed, there was almost a dead heat for the winner with four stories on 115-120 votes. I think I wouldn't have been in the top five even if all of the votes for Dead Trouble and The Right Technology had gone to a single story. More evidence that my sense of humour is VERY different from the average fanfic reader.
  • Best Harry Potter - Dead Trouble tied in 2nd place on 142, the winner got 227.
  • Best Stargate - The Key to Byzantium in 3rd place on 143, the winner got 195.
  • Best Movie Crossover - The Right Technology in 2nd place with 124, the winner got 146. Just a few more votes...
  • Best Non-BtVS crossover - Nine Lives in 5th place with 61 votes, the winner got 253
  • Best Drabble - Friends Help You Move in 2nd place with 115 votes, the winner got 121; another VERY close miss.
I'm disappointed that only a couple of the stories I nominated won awards; in some cases they were greatly superior to the winners, in my opinion.

There's an ongoing debate about the rules for the awards on the TTH forums - I'm trying to convince people that a "No Award" vote option would help to improve the quality of the winners. If you're interested and have a TTH account I'd suggest commenting.