Check the questions part of this thread, there is a new section regarding the judges and how all entrants to this contest can come vote for us as well
[/edit] The Deadline has had it's final extend. If you want more time after this I'm afraid you're screwed.
Myths and Legends: One shot contest!
Weeeeell people have been saying I don’t do much and I have admittedly been helping covering in D/P for the past few weeks but I have also been plotting while over there. So the result being, a brand new One shot Contest!
This is a Pokemon based contest, I apologise to all those who were hoping this would be a mix, I’ll see if I can wrangle something you may also enjoy so you won’t feel left out.
I am likely to either link or create fresh one shots of my own purely because I can in relation to this topic. They are NOT entries but can be used as a possible idea starting point for your own.
An extra week has been added on request. NO FURTHER DEADLINE EXTENSIONS ARE HAPPENING.
DEADLINE IS 11th MARCH 2007
The theme for this contest is the myths and legends surrounding the Pokemon world. From the giants that are the land and sea creating Kyogre and Groudon to the rainbow phoenix scouring the skies across all the regions within the world.
HOWEVER, you don’t have to go strictly cannon in your writing. Do you have your own theory to the creation of life, an alternate to the growing look of Aruseus? By all means, do it. This contest is not about constraints the games and anime give, listing out what each legendary does then ends up conflicting it’s self later on, your imagination and how far you are willing to stretch is your only limitation.
But if you do want to use the game or anime reasoning as a centre for your one shot, feel free, you will not be penalised for doing so
The following Pokemon in no particular order are considered legendaries within the Pokemon genre, it is requested at least ONE of the following is featured in your One Shot:
Red, Blue, green and Yellow Generation:
Moltres, Articuno, Zapdos, Mew, Mewtwo
Gold, Silver and Crystal Generation:
Lugia, Ho-oH, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Celebi
Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Generation:
Rayquaza, Regirock, Registeel, Regice, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, Groudon, Jirachi, Deoxys
Diamond and Pearl Generation:
Fione, Aruseus, Sheimi, Darkrai, Manaphy, Fione, Kureseria, Giradina, Regigigas, Parukia, Diaruga, Emuritto, Yukishii, Agunomuu, Hiidoran
I assure the final Pokemon is NOT a bias from me being an Arcanine lover. There is growing evidence that Arcanine was originally going to be a legendary Pokemon or if not, on bar with the Dragonite line. It was also featured on a plate on the second episode of the Pokemon anime; in the place Moltres should have been furthering this belief.
Because of this, I wish to allow it to be one of the usable Pokemon but ONLY if any featured one has no relation to Growlithe. Any Arcanine running about as a non legendary could be something like impure bloods who hold a mortal status thus allowing Growlithe to exist. You don’t have to do it like that; it’s just a suggestion for getting round it
Potential Plot Suggestions:
These are just suggestions, you don’t have to use any of these if you do not wish. They can also be taken up as any genre though some may work better than others.
Legendary turned into a human
Day in the life of the Legendary Muse (E.g. my Muse Chikarma happens to be a Mewtwo)
Tale of that Pokemon’s birth
Tale of a saviour Pokemon done from the point of view of humans or Pokemon storytellers
The Unknown Pokemon
The Grand Battle
Why *insert Pokemon here* will never eat nachos again
Fallen from Grace
What a Legend does in its spare time
The Blessing/curse of mortality
Birth of the world
*Insert Legendary here* the Postman/woman/it (E.g. I wrote a One Shot called the Chikarmised Postie, not bad for a Mewtwo is it?)
The Cyborg/Robotech Legendary of the Future!
Basic rules for entry:
Any submission must agree to the forum rules.
It must be a one shot and related to the topic.
Entry is checked for spelling and grammar to the best of your ability
It is your own piece of work aka not stolen. Collabs are allowed just fyi.
All entries I ask are posted on the forums with mention in the description that it is for this contest and links to this thread. Please pm me your entry and I will add it myself to prevent thread clutter.
Zephyr Flare – Fanfiction Moderator
RaZoR LeAf - RPG Moderator
Fez the Mysfit Elf - Volunteer
By Willow's Tara
By Legendary Suicune Girl of Pokémon
By Psychic Umbreon
By Morpher 01
By Dark Amethyst
By Brian Powell
By RaZoR LeAf
The other entry is pending.
How do I submit my entry?
Post your One Shot on the forums as usual. Above the actual One Shot in the description part, please note that it is for this contest and link to this thread. This is for those who may be interestwd to find out more about the contest for maybe reading or interest in joining.
When you have done this, Pm me the entry and I will put it up with your name under the Entry list.
Why is there a section for judge entries?
No matter how tempted us judges get, we aren;t allowed to enter as there is potential bias, both negative and positive, for our own entries.
Since I am certainly going to write one, possibly more but yeah, and some potential entrees don't want to give up their chance to write for judging, I have come up with a solution.
We will have a separate section for judge entries so they will NOT be judged with regular entrants thus avoiding any bias. We will follow the same ruling of one entry per person, unlimited length, same rating, force of legendary use and the deadline just like I am requesting non-judgees to do.
This is where it differs slightly.
As an additional part of this contest, all those who submit a One Shot before the deadline will be allowed to judge the Judges One Shot to choose who has the best one. Since there will only be a few judges ours will be on a 1st, 2nd and 3rd basis.
I will make a poll lurking potentially anywhere on the forums since thankfully I have access to everywhere. It will contain an option for each Judge which you may vote on after you have had chance to read all our One Shots. I will pm the link to you with links to the Judge's entries so nobody who has no joined in can vote. This will also mean that I will be the only Judge who will know the whereabouts of this Poll which because I will make it, I cannot vote myself.
I feel this is a fair method and means we get to join in the fun and you get the chance to have your say as well, feel free to comment and ask questions about this as I do not believe it has been done before, or at least not in recent times
What genre types of one shot is allowed?
As long as a legendary is featured, you can write anything ranging from humour to script (If obliges the forum rules), drama, horror, whatever you wish.
Yes this also means song one shots are allowed, just mention who the original song was sung by and the name of the track, we might want to look ourselves
If we get enough variety submitted I will pen new categories for entry and judging but for now it will be a simple 1st, 2nd and 3rd for all genres.
How long should my one shot be?
As long as you wish, however I do recommend checking that for longer one shots, writing still flows.
Why is Arcanine allowed but not other Pokemon like Absol?
Because there is evidence to suggest that at one stage Arcanine was considered part of the legendary bird trio before being removed. It seemed only fair to allow it to be one of the Pokemon. However this does not mean Pokemon like Absol can’t be a focus of the one shot such as playing a story teller role about one of the legendaries on the list.
What is the rating maximum for this contest?
R rated with all the usual warnings as per the Fanfiction Rules.
How many entries are allowed?
Only one per person. However if you wish to exchange your entry for another one, send me the new link and I will replace it on the list for you.
Does the entry have to be written AFTER this thread's post date/time?
No it doesn't. However you have to of course be sure it fits the topic of course before submitting the link If you later write another One Shot you feel would be a better entry, just send the link t me and I will exchange it on the list.
Any further questions? Feel free to ask and I will answer them as soon as possible and add them to the above should they be relevant.
Feel free to say you want to join in or ask queries or post ideas. I hope you all enjoy yourselves and good luck to all potential entrants