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TheEnderQueen
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SWC Judge's Thread

Hey there! I've chosen you three because you're active, provide great feedback on stories, and will show no bias, whether it's for a friend or a cabin you want to win. Anyways, if you don't know already, the three judges are
  • @Kathylaura
  • @ForeverAnAuthor , and
  • @Purplekitten22
The project with all the sign ups is here, and all the information in this post is included in there as well. You three will have to judge probably around 40 pieces, and come to a consensus on the story with the best plot, character development, poem, and/or style. There will be three honorable mentions as well, and a 3rd, 2nd, and first place winner. The way I suggest you guys handle this task is through making a note of which stories really stand out to you, and saying which ones might fit the best with the different awards, and seeing which stories you agree with amongst each other as the best and set those. The deadlines for the contest is the 26th, but I need you guys to give me your final thoughts by the 28th (of March). I bet you'll all be great judges! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me here or on my profile

kathylaura
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SWC Judge's Thread

Okay… whew forty pieces xD
So when do we start? Do'y have a project or something with all the stories in one place, or are they in their respective camp's studios?
kathylaura
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OH HAHA sorry, got it. They'll be all remixed into the project.
Well thanks for inviting me. I hope it's okay if we give you our final answer in three days instead if two because two *might* not be enough. Idk yet.
TheEnderQueen
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kathylaura wrote:

OH HAHA sorry, got it. They'll be all remixed into the project.
Well thanks for inviting me. I hope it's okay if we give you our final answer in three days instead if two because two *might* not be enough. Idk yet.

I'm pretty lenient with deadlines, so I'm fine if you do it 3 days rather than 2 after, but no more than 3.

ForeverAnAuthor
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TheEnderQueen wrote:

kathylaura wrote:

OH HAHA sorry, got it. They'll be all remixed into the project.
Well thanks for inviting me. I hope it's okay if we give you our final answer in three days instead if two because two *might* not be enough. Idk yet.

I'm pretty lenient with deadlines, so I'm fine if you do it 3 days rather than 2 after, but no more than 3.

WAIT hang on oh no…

I mean, I'm only free to really do loads of stuff on Sundays… and it would be hard to give the results on weekdays. I'm not sure if I can make it.

Last edited by ForeverAnAuthor (March 7, 2018 03:06:56)


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ForeverAnAuthor
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So far, these are the ones that really made an impression on me:

Florafeather’s ‘Lanterns in the Sky’- 9.5/10 in general


DogQueenGirl’s ‘Second Chance’- 8/10 for plot
6/10 for style
5/10 for character development
(notes: The ending was too predictable, but
somehow the whole thing fitted together quite nicely.)

PumpkinSpiced’s ‘Donuts, Ice-Skating, and a Whole Lot of Jesus’- 8/10 for character development
7/10 for plot
7/10 for style
(notes: surprisingly, I found myself rooting
for Mackenzie and her troubles.)

Liz314159265's ‘Beware Forswear’- 9/10 for plot
8/10 for style
5/10 for character development

scratchy10231‘s ‘Broken’- 9/10 for style
8/10 for character development
5/10 for plot
(Notes: the concept is against my religion, but the style is good.
Plot was cliche, though. ;-; )


-Redfur-'s ‘Living and Dead’- 8/10 for style
7/10 for plot
6/10 for character development

-CinnamonSticks-'s ‘Let your Light Shine’- 10/10 for style (actually, just plain description)

SeraphinaBlaze's ‘The Lonely Castle’ (A poem)- 9/10 (I don't usually like poems, but this is GOOD. )

smartcutecandy's ‘The Box’ - AHHh this is good. Idk what to rate it though, but generally it's 10/10 xD

TheEnderQueen's ‘Essence’- 10/10 for plot
8/10 for writing style
5/10 for character development

Misty-Rose's ‘The End’- 8/10 in general

littlepuppy14's ‘A Game of Clue’- 10/10 for plot
8/10 for character development
7/10 for style





Notes: Btw, LovelyLilianaMajesty's is a fanfic for a fandom I'm not in. (Miraculous, I think. LORD-TYRANNO and chocolatemeepgirl has been trying to get me to watch it xD) But, since I’m not into that fandom, I don’t think it’s fair for me to judge it. ^w^
Koschei_Oakdown's is also a fanfic… I think. xP

Last edited by ForeverAnAuthor (March 26, 2018 09:10:11)


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kathylaura
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ForeverAnAuthor wrote:

So far, these three are the ones that really made an impression on me:

Florafeather’s Lanterns in the Sky- 10/10 for style 5/10 for plot 5/10 for character development (notes: it was just plain lovely. )


DogQueenGirl’s Second Chance- 8/10 for plot 6/10 for style 5/10 for character development (notes: The ending was too predictable, but somehow the whole thing fitted together quite nicely.)

PumpkinSpiced’s Donuts, Ice-Skating, and a Whole Lot of Jesus- 8/10 for character development 7/10 for plot 7/10 for style (notes: surprisingly, I found myself rooting for Mackenzie and her troubles.)

Liz314159265's Beware Forswear- 9/10 for plot 6/10 for character development 6/10 for style

(heh, I'm being really picky about the stories, but oh well. xP)


Notes: Btw, LovelyLilianaMajesty's is a fanfic for a fandom I'm not in. (Miraculous, I think. LORD-TYRANNO and chocolatemeepgirl has been trying to get me to watch it xD) But, since I’m not into that fandom, I don’t think it’s fair for me to judge it. ^w^

Oh no.
Sorry, where are these? I thought they were all gonna be remixed into https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/205710455/
ForeverAnAuthor
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kathylaura wrote:

Oh no.
Sorry, where are these? I thought they were all gonna be remixed into https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/205710455/

I'm checking the comments of the project since most of them are written on other sources/before the SWC competition started. ^w^

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TheEnderQueen
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kathylaura wrote:

Sorry, where are these? I thought they were all gonna be remixed into https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/205710455/
They're all in the comments

ForeverAnAuthor
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SWC Judge's Thread

Updated my list

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Purplekitten22
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SWC Judge's Thread

Oof, I am so so sorry for not doing this sooner >.< This is long overdue from when I planned to do this, but I'll go ahead and give my thoughts on some stories that stuck out to me -

1. isIand's “Five Letters” - 5/10 for Character Development, 6/10 for Plot, 6/10 for Style
(I thought this poem was interesting. I really loved how each stanza explained the letters with the use of imagery. Though there were a couple of mistakes in the writing, mainly grammar, I overlooked those seeing a nicely written poem.)

2. pianorecorder's “Wendy Turner” - 7/10 for Character Development, 8/10 for Plot, 5/10 for Style
(This is a beautiful poem that holds a true message. I love how it's about spreading kindness and how not to treat others badly for their differences. The rhyming felt a little forced in the style, but besides that, I really loved it.)

3. smallBMScreator's “The Knocking Figure” - 6/10 for Character Development, 10/10 for Plot, 8/10 for Style
(This short story was absolutely amazing. The ending of it surprised me quite a bit, I was not expecting it at all. The use of imagery and other kinds of figurative language was astonishing, I can picture it clearly in my head. It is really well written in total.)

I'll do some more in a little bit, but these are a few that caught my eye from the entries I've seen so far

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TheEnderQueen
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Guys! The writing contest closes tomorrow, and I need ALL the judging done by two days from now, THREE at most. I'm going to remind each of you on your profile- but please, get the judging DONE ASAP!

ForeverAnAuthor
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(I'm just going to repost it, since it's been falling behind. xD)
I've done with all the available entries.

So far, these are the ones that really made an impression on me:

Florafeather’s ‘Lanterns in the Sky’- 9.5/10 in general


DogQueenGirl’s ‘Second Chance’- 8/10 for plot
6/10 for style
5/10 for character development
(notes: The ending was too predictable, but
somehow the whole thing fitted together quite nicely.)

PumpkinSpiced’s ‘Donuts, Ice-Skating, and a Whole Lot of Jesus’- 8/10 for character development
7/10 for plot
7/10 for style
(notes: surprisingly, I found myself rooting
for Mackenzie and her troubles.)

Liz314159265's ‘Beware Forswear’- 9/10 for plot
8/10 for style
5/10 for character development

scratchy10231‘s ‘Broken’- 9/10 for style
8/10 for character development
5/10 for plot
(Notes: the concept is against my religion, but the style is good.
Plot was cliche, though. ;-; )


-Redfur-'s ‘Living and Dead’- 8/10 for style
7/10 for plot
6/10 for character development

-CinnamonSticks-'s ‘Let your Light Shine’- 9/10 in general

SeraphinaBlaze's ‘The Lonely Castle’ (A poem)- 9/10 (I don't usually like poems, but this is GOOD. )

smartcutecandy's ‘The Box’ - AHHh this is good. Idk what to rate it though, but generally it's 10/10 xD

TheEnderQueen's ‘Essence’- 9/10 for plot
8/10 for writing style
5/10 for character development

Misty-Rose's ‘The End’- 8/10 in general

littlepuppy14's ‘A Game of Clue’- 10/10 for plot
8/10 for character development
7/10 for style



My rough format of the final score (for me):

Florafeather’s ‘Lanterns in the Sky’ for 1st place in style
(2nd placewould be -CinnamonSticks-'s ‘Let your Light Shine’)
(3rd place would be smartcutecandy's ‘The Box’)

littlepuppy14's ‘A Game of Clue’ for 1st place in plot
(2nd place would be TheEnderQueen's ‘Essence’)
(3rd would be Liz314159265's ‘Beware Forswear’)

scratchy10231‘s ‘Broken’ for 1st place in character development
(2nd would be PumpkinSpiced’s ‘Donuts, Ice-Skating, and a Whole Lot of Jesus’)

SeraphinaBlaze's ‘The Lonely Castle’ would be 1st place for poem



Notes: Btw, LovelyLilianaMajesty's is a fanfic for a fandom I'm not in. (Miraculous, I think. LORD-TYRANNO and chocolatemeepgirl has been trying to get me to watch it xD) But, since I’m not into that fandom, I don’t think it’s fair for me to judge it. ^w^
Koschei_Oakdown's is also a fanfic… I think. xP

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kathylaura
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Oh no, I have no idea how we are gonna come to a consensus on this xDD
anyway, I'll be posting my thoughts later.
kathylaura
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Just to clarify: your second gray post is the one you want to make it, not the first?

Alright. Here's the stories on your lists I'm going to object to xP I haven't read through everything yet, but from what I've seen, here it is. (I don't necessarily think they are bad stories, but there are better ones for first/second/third place.)
thanks!
Lanterns in the Sky: Interesting that'd you'd put it in the style category, since that was the problem I had with it… the writing doesn't really have a style. (which, as I see it, is a writer's personal touch on his or her work. The tone of it. The feel of it. It's what makes one story different from another.) The writing's okay, as is the plot, but there are several better stories.
Beware Forswear does not have much substance. The plot isn't original and the writing isn't that great.
not sure about the poem either but i haven't seen any really outstanding ones so far
From what I've read:
I think DogQueenGirl, Island, Silverfall_, smallbmscratcher, and smallcutecandy should get places. We (all of us) can rate our collected stories later.

Last edited by kathylaura (March 27, 2018 05:45:52)

Purplekitten22
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SWC Judge's Thread

I've had a lot of trouble judging because there are so many talented Scratchers who have written something >.<

Though I am liking the rough draft of ForeverAnArtist's score card <3 I looked at the works written and I do agree with the choices so far

I'm trying my best to come up with my thoughts though, and I'll try to write them as soon as possible :0

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ForeverAnAuthor
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kathylaura wrote:

Just to clarify: your second gray post is the one you want to make it, not the first?

Alright. Here's the stories on your lists I'm going to object to xP I haven't read through everything yet, but from what I've seen, here it is. (I don't necessarily think they are bad stories, but there are better ones for first/second/third place.)
thanks!
Lanterns in the Sky: Interesting that'd you'd put it in the style category, since that was the problem I had with it… the writing doesn't really have a style. (which, as I see it, is a writer's personal touch on his or her work. The tone of it. The feel of it. It's what makes one story different from another.) The writing's okay, as is the plot, but there are several better stories.
Beware Forswear does not have much substance. The plot isn't original and the writing isn't that great.
not sure about the poem either but i haven't seen any really outstanding ones so far
From what I've read:
I think DogQueenGirl, Island, Silverfall_, smallbmscratcher, and smallcutecandy should get places. We (all of us) can rate our collected stories later.

Hi! Hope you don't mind a friendly debate!

Lanterns in the Sky: Okay, I wasn't sure what category to put it in, but (for me) style is the whole feeling that the writing gives you. The emotional tug that you get from it. And Florafeather's definitely gave me that. xP
Beware Forswear: I'd have to object on that. I loved the writing and the plot. It gives you a feeling of suspense while not being too horror-ish.

I agree that DogQueenGirl's writing was pretty good, but I predicted the ending (then second-guessed myself because it was too obvious), which doesn't really earns it the whole ‘good plot’ medal. (Oh gods, I'm SO eloquent. xD)

I didn't come up with a 3rd place for character development because I couldn't really find many character development. xD

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ForeverAnAuthor
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Purplekitten22 wrote:

I've had a lot of trouble judging because there are so many talented Scratchers who have written something >.<

Though I am liking the rough draft of ForeverAnArtist's score card <3 I looked at the works written and I do agree with the choices so far

I'm trying my best to come up with my thoughts though, and I'll try to write them as soon as possible :0

xD I'm ForeverAnAuthor, btw. xD (I'm terrible at art. xP)

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TheEnderQueen
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Oh guys, there are only nine winners, you don't need to make a first and second and third place for Best Style, etc.

There's only first, second, and third place OVERALL, three honourable mentions, and best style, plot, char. dev., and poem.

ForeverAnAuthor
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OH.

My rough draft:

littlepuppy14's ‘A Game of Clue’ for 1st place

Florafeather’s ‘Lanterns in the Sky’ for 2nd place


DogQueenGirl’s ‘Second Chance’ for 3rd place


Honorable mentions:

Liz314159265's ‘Beware Forswear’

smartcutecandy's ‘The Box’

PumpkinSpiced’s ‘Donuts, Ice-Skating, and a Whole Lot of Jesus’

Style winner: -CinnamonSticks-'s ‘Let your Light Shine’)

Plot winner: TheEnderQueen's ‘Essence’

Character development winner: scratchy10231‘s ‘Broken’

Poem winner: SeraphinaBlaze's ‘The Lonely Castle’


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