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    Default 2012 Fanfiction Awards: NOMINATIONS

    So we survived the so-called 2012 doomsday and came out unscathed. With that year now behind us, we've come once again to that time we honor the best of our little haven here.

    As Cilan would say, it's nomination time!

    The rules:

    -Anything posted from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 is eligible.

    -Nominations will last from today - January 2, 2013 - to February 13, 2013. If necessary due to low nomination totals, an extension to February 26, 2013 will be given.

    -Each nomination form must nominate at least four different authors/fics. No nomination form may nominate the same story more than five times total, or the same author more than six times total.

    -As a clarification, the awards are for material posted in 2012, not older moments in fics that were updated in 2012.

    -Do not ask people to nominate/vote for you, as it is cheating and can result in disqualification. And no, you cannot nominate yourself either.


    Here is the list of categories. You may enter up to two nominations for each category.

    Overall Fiction Awards
    Best Pokemon Chaptered Fic
    Best Pokemon One-Shot
    Best Non-Pokemon Chaptered Fic
    Best Non-Pokemon One-Shot

    Other Fic Awards
    Best Plot
    Most Original Overall
    Best Writing Style
    Best Description
    Best Setting
    Best Expansion of Canon
    Best Character Development
    Best Characterization in a Short Story
    Best Romantic Relationship
    Best Non-Romantic Relationship/Interaction
    Best Original Species
    Most Suspenseful Fic
    Most Heartbreaking Fic

    Pokemon Genre Awards
    Best Trainer Fic
    Best Horror Fic
    Best Comedy Fic
    Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fic
    Best Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Fic
    Best Pokemon-Centric
    Best Canon Character-Centric

    Character Awards
    Best Human Main Character
    Best Non-Human Main Character
    Best Human Supporting Character
    Best Non-Human Supporting Character
    Best Human Villain
    Best Non-Human Villain
    Best Minor Character
    Funniest Character

    Fic Moments Awards
    Funniest Scene
    Most Frightening Scene
    Most Heartbreaking Scene
    Most Heartwarming Scene
    Best Action Scene
    Best Cliffhanger
    Most Memorable Quote

    Author Awards
    Best Established Writer
    Best New Writer
    Most Dedicated Writer
    Most Improved Writer

    Reviewer Awards
    Most Helpful Reviewer
    Most Dedicated Reviewer

    (if I missed any categories, please feel free to correct me and I will make the necessary adjustments.)
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    Overall Fiction Awards
    Best Pokemon Chaptered Fic: Brothers' Bond
    Best Pokemon One-Shot: Does the individual one-shots of The Alpha Dex count? If so, that.

    Other Fic Awards
    Best Plot: Brothers' Bond
    Most Original Overall: Crack'd, or How the Love of Seafood Saved Unova
    Best Setting: 404 Error
    Best Romantic Relationship: Orange/Violet, 404 Error
    Best Non-Romantic Relationship/Interaction: Sammy/Tommy, Brothers' Bond

    Pokemon Genre Awards
    Best Comedy Fic: Alpha Dex, 404 Error

    Reviewer Awards
    Most Helpful Reviewer: JX Valentine
    Most Dedicated Reviewer: Sid87


    I assume that when I think of more nominations they get edited into this post or do I make a new post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zibdas View Post

    I assume that when I think of more nominations they get edited into this post or do I make a new post?
    Edit them into the original post, then make a new post stating you updated the original post so we know you did it.

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    Overall Fiction Awards
    Best Pokemon Chaptered Fic - Requiem by Sidewinder

    Other Fic Awards
    Best Description - Brothers' Bond by Sid87

    Author Awards
    Best Established Writer - JX Valentine
    Best New Writer - Sidewinder

    Reviewer Awards
    Most Helpful Reviewer - Air Dragon
    Most Dedicated Reviewer - Sidewinder

    I may update this as the month goes on, but I'll leave it as is for now.
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    Sheesh, now its my first debate. Heck, I don't if ANYONE will even have an interest in my works. I mean, I'm not the your so called pro of everything you see. Perhaps it is even more difficult to consider that you are also working in your first video game. Let alone if I'm still posting my original novel. I guess I'm just doing my best for a non pokemon story perhaps.

    Fic Moments Awards

    Most Frightening Scene - little wit of Carry On, Blissey (Generally the whole story of Little Wit. Abortion or child murder chapters fright me up)

    Most Heartwarming Scene - Through the thunder and the Lightning by Brutaka.

    For me, this is why I find the strong relationships of these two irreplaceable. I mean, if you don't know know where to go, stay with your trusted companion. I mean, how could you ignore that easily?

        Spoiler:- READ IF YOU WANT:


    Most Memorable Quote: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon The Seekers of Light by Seekeroflight.

    you know what is my Reaction to this quote? **** Arceus! This eevee kicks *** like bad*** Wigglytuff. Fear the idiot ones!

    ... as the Headmaster was often described as ‘Super Effective against everyone’.
    Other Fic Awards

    Best Description - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Overthrown by Knightfall
    Best Non-Romantic Relationship/Interaction - Matron and Spiritomb of Carry On, Blissey by ChloboShoka
    Best Setting - Champions Alliance by ESPNfanatic35
    Best Character Development - Butterfree by Dragonfree
    Best Romantic Relationship: Sparky (the pachirisu) and April (the shiny emolga) VS Raichu and Criminal Sneasel of "Through the Thunder and Lightning" by Brutaka.
    Well what d you know. This part is so touch that it tackles the aspects of love relationships. What could make it so badass? That would be making two couples fight against each other!

    Pokemon Genre Awards

    Best Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Fic - Through the thunder and The Lightning
    Best Pokemon-Centric - Carry On, Blissey
    Runner Up: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Overthrown

    Character Awards
    Best Human Main Character: Kip Blackburn of Audn
    Best Human Supporting Character: Vodyanoy of Audn
    Best Non-Human Supporting Character: Jay (a riolu) of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Overthrown

    Reviewer Awards:

    Most Helpful Reviewer: Skiyomi (Heck, this reviewer gave me the most amount of advice last year. One reason As to why I undergo extreme revising in all of my works. My examples below are the reasons why she deserved this award. Though she only did it once in my Feli chronicles, it also helped me in my works, Goodbye Human, and Valiant Emblem)

    Runner Up: Kutie Pie (writer of Forsaken). Knows what is a balanced discussion
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    As with others, and per Great Butler, I will edit in other categories' nominations as I think of them. Not trying to slack, but I only have a little bit of time here before work to do the ones I know of off the top of my head

    Additional thought: Am I right in thinking stories from the Shipping board can't be nominated here? Or no?


    Overall Fiction Awards
    Best Pokemon Chaptered Fic
    -The Survival Project (diamondpearl876)

    Best Pokemon One-Shot
    -Mischief (Ememew)

    Other Fic Awards
    Best Plot
    -Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Overthrown (Knightfall)

    Most Original Overall
    -Out of My League (Skiyomi)

    Best Writing Style
    -The Survival Project

    Best Description
    -Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Overthrown

    Best Setting
    -Revenant (SilentMemento)

    Best Expansion of Canon
    -Roots (Mrs. Lovett)

    Best Character Development
    -

    Best Characterization in a Short Story
    -Embrace (Drippy Miltank)

    Best Romantic Relationship
    -

    Best Non-Romantic Relationship/Interaction
    -Dorian/Shelton, Requiem (Sidewinder)

    Most Suspenseful Fic
    -The Legendarian Chronicles (Chibi Pika, and I linked the story below)

    Most Heartbreaking Fic
    -Carry on, Blissey (C.Ghloy)

    Pokemon Genre Awards
    Best Trainer Fic
    -Requiem (Sidewinder)

    Best Horror Fic
    -Revenant

    Best Comedy Fic
    -Out of My League (not STRAIGHT comedy, I suppose, but funny!)

    Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fic
    -

    Best Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Fic
    -PMD: Overthrown

    Best Pokemon-Centric
    -Survival Project

    Best Canon Character-Centric
    -Roots

    Character Awards
    Best Human Main Character
    -Dorian, Requiem

    Best Non-Human Main Character
    -Kuiora, Survival Project

    Best Human Supporting Character
    -Spencer, The Legendarian Chronicles (Chibi Pika)

    Best Non-Human Supporting Character
    -Beartic, Struggle for Power (Morpher01)

    Best Human Villain
    -Ethan, Requiem

    Best Non-Human Villain
    -The Revenant, Revenant

    Best Minor Character
    -Alec, PMD: Overthrown

    Funniest Character
    -Milly, Out of My League

    Fic Moments Awards
    Funniest Scene
    -

    Most Frightening Scene
    -    Spoiler:- Claude meets Giror Motris, Revenant:


    Most Heartbreaking Scene
    -    Spoiler:- Pregnant Mew, Carry on Blissey:


    Most Heartwarming Scene
    -    Spoiler:- Atis and Sai, Survival Project:


    Best Action Scene
    -Requiem: Chapter 6, Requiem. Yeah, that's a WHOLE chapter and not just a scene. I can't find just one part of it I could cut out and hold up as its own "scene".

    Best Cliffhanger
    -    Spoiler:- Chapter 3, Struggle for Power (Morpher01):


    Most Memorable Quote
    -

    Author Awards
    Best Established Writer
    -SilentMemento

    Best New Writer
    -Sidewinder

    Most Dedicated Writer
    -Knightfall

    Most Improved Writer
    -Chibi Pika (not that I was around prior to this year to ever think she wasn't as good, but with as many revisions as she does to perfect her work, she deserves it)

    Most Helpful Reviewer
    -Ememew

    Most Dedicated Reviewer
    -diamondpearl876
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    Best Pokemon Chaptered Fic: Max's New Adventures by RealRaymon

    Most Originall overall: Carry On, Blissey by Psychic

    Best writing style - 404 error by Missingno. Master

    Best Description - Brothers' Bond by Sid87

    Best Trainer Fic: Max's New Adventures by RealRaymon

    Best Human Main Character: Max from Max's New Adventures

    Best Established Writer - bobandbill

    Best New Writer: RealRaymon.

    Most Helpful Reviewer - JX Valentine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charizard-Fan View Post
    Overall Fiction Awards

    Best Pokemon Chaptered Fic: Max's New Adventures by RealRaymon

    Pokemon Genre Awards

    Best Trainer Fic: Max's New Adventures by RealRaymon

    Character Awards

    Best Human Main Character: Max from Max's New Adventures

    Author Awards

    Best New Writer: RealRaymon.
    Alrighty, firstly, you need to nominate enough fics with at least four different authors. All of thos is the same fic by the same person. Maybe you'd edit that in later, but just raising it now because as-is it isn't a valid nomination. As stated in the first post:
    Each nomination form must nominate at least four different authors/fics
    Also! I think I need to step in here due to the above and very little searching and make a general warning (and also adding this in to the first post) because it's already happened:

    ASKING MULTIPLE PEOPLE TO NOMINATE/VOTE FOR YOU THROUGH VM/PM IS NOT COOL

    If anything I'd think that counts as cheating (because well, it is. It's not like we have the 'no nominating yourself' rule in place for a reason after all). Kindly stop/not do that or risk disqualification. It's not fair on anyone else.

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    Alright, last year, I promised myself that I would fill out at most of the form this year. So, here it is.

    Overall Fiction Awards

    Best Pokémon Chaptered Fic- 1st Nomination The Human Species by ShadedSkies

    2nd Nomination-The Legendarian Chronicles by Chibi Pika

    Best Pokémon One-Shot-PMD Oneshot Essence of Law by Agent Tectonic

    Best Non-Pokémon Chaptered Fic- Auđn by Meeker

    Other Fic Awards

    Best Plot- My Trip to the End of Time By Pearl Gideon- by Cutlerine
    Seriously, anything Cutlerine creates is bound to have an amazing, yet completely fun and mind twistingly complex plot. And this is no exception.

    Most Original Overall- 1st Nomination-A Different Kind of PMD Story by Brutaka
    It's a usual PMD story in reverse. A Pokemon becomes human and goes on a journey as a trainer. If that's not mixed up enough, then I'm not sure what else will convince you.

    2nd Nomination– Pirates of the Caribbean: The Creature of Storms by ESPNfanatic35
    It has Captain Jack Sparrow training a Zoura and facing off against Kyogre and Groudon. The greatest combination since bread and butter.

    Best Writing Style- 1st Nomination-The Legendarian Chronicles by Chibi Pika

    2nd Nomination– Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Journal- by Pokenutter

    Best Description- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Silverveil by Koridojo_Blaziken

    Best Setting- 404 Error by Missingno.Master
    A Glitched Kanto Region is all the reason needed here.

    Best Character Development- Brother’s Bond by Sid87
    Samuel has come a long was since the beginning of this story. His transformation from a naive kid to learning to fend for himself and pushing forward for the sake of his brother is truly a thrilling ride.

    Best Romantic Relationship- Shane and April in Through the Thunder and Lightning by Brutaka

    Best Non-Romantic Relationship/Interaction- Sam and Barry in Brother’s Bond by Sid87
    These two are comedic gold. No further explanation is needed.

    Most Suspenseful Fic-- Broken Promise: The Story of Ash's Pidgeot I was honestly excited with every new update, because I knew I was one step closer to finding out what happens next.

    Pokémon Genre Awards

    Best Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Fic- Through the Thunder and Lightning by Brutaka
    There have been quite a few Mystery Dungeon stories this year, though this one is the only one to grab my attention and hold it straight from the start. I've loved seeing the characters and the world around them develop with every new chapter.

    Best Trainer Fic- 404 Error by Missingno.Master

    Best Horror Fic- Renevant by SilentMemento

    Best Comedy Fic- Mary Sue Must Die by JX Valentine
    JX Valentine, I may not have read your other works (though they are on my list), but this is the one I did read and immediately loved. The entire premise and characters are a instant home run.

    Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fic-TRINITY: A Cybperunk Pokémon Fanfiction by Shrike Flamestar

    Character Awards

    Best Human Main Character- Dorian- Requiem by Sidewinder

    Best Non-Human Main Character- Heath- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Journal- by Pokenutter
    Heath has been an integral part of my time here on the forums. His story was one of the first I ever read and I immediately loved the character as soon as he woke up as a Pokemon.

    Best Human Supporting Character- Barry- Brother’s Bond by Sid87
    Barry is the perfect exmple of a comic relief character done right and also has a great bit of character development.

    Best Non-Human Supporting Character- Mew- The Human Species by ShadedSkies

    Best Human Villain- Ethan- Requiem by Sidewinder
    I didn't know it was possible to write such evil, but yet, here it is.

    Best Non-Human Villain- Spiritomb- My Trip to the End of Time by Pearl Gideon by Cutlerine

    Best Minor Character- Carlos- Brother’s Bond by Sid87

    Funniest Character- Orange- 404 Error by Missingno.Master
    Any character he writes tends to be hilarious.


    Fic Moment Awards


    Funniest Scene-     Spoiler:- The Department Store Scene:

    Crack’d or How the Love of Seafood Saved Unova, Cutlerine

    That's not even the entire scene, only a third of it.

    Most Heartbreaking Scene-     Spoiler:- Discovering Uncle Ronnie’s Murder:

    Requiem; Sidewinder

    Best Action Scene-     Spoiler:- Team Rocket fights Jade and Co. in The Legendarian Chronicles end of Chapter 3:

    Legendarian Chronicles, Chibi Pika

    Best Cliffhanger-     Spoiler:- The Human Species Chapter 15:

    The Human Species; ShadedSkies

    Most Memorable Quote-     Spoiler:- My Trip to the End of Time by Pearl Gideon:

    My Trip to the End of Time by Pearl Gideon; Cutlerine

    Only Cutlerine could so effortlessly incorporate a reference to the greatest video game of all time.

    Author Awards

    Best Established Writer- ShadedSkies-- The guy can write an awesome story.

    Best New Writer- Shadow Lucario 50-- He's done remarkably well for a first time author.

    Most Dedicated Writer- Chibi Pika-- Only a truly dedicated author would be rewriting a story she began eleven years ago.

    Most Improved Writer- Brutaka-- He started out writing a Mystery Dungeon story that had some description and dull dialogue and now writes quality chapters all within the span of a few months.

    Reviewer Awards

    Most Helpful Reviewer- Sid87-- This is somewhat personal, but he's honestly helped me with so much in my story. I wouldn't be were I was today without his efforts to fix my grammar in my story.

    Most Dedicated Reviewer- Azurus-- He's reliable. He'll always get a review done for a story he enjoys, no matter how long it takes.

    Man, that took a while.

    Knightfall signing off...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobandbill View Post
    Alrighty, firstly, you need to nominate enough fics with at least four different authors. All of thos is the same fic by the same person. Maybe you'd edit that in later, but just raising it now because as-is it isn't a valid nomination. As stated in the first post:


    Also! I think I need to step in here due to the above and very little searching and make a general warning (and also adding this in to the first post) because it's already happened:

    ASKING MULTIPLE PEOPLE TO NOMINATE/VOTE FOR YOU THROUGH VM/PM IS NOT COOL

    If anything I'd think that counts as cheating (because well, it is. It's not like we have the 'no nominating yourself' rule in place for a reason after all). Kindly stop/not do that or risk disqualification. It's not fair on anyone else.
    I am really sorry, but:
    I have to say that you can blame me all the way you want, but I didn't cheat because:
    1) It is the first year here for me, and before that I participated in many tournaments and award staff on Russian forums(I am from Russia). In Russia, asking friends to help is a common practice and it is allowed on forums, and all the people do that.
    2)there was no such rules against that before you edited the post. So, before that moment, I didn't know whether it is allowed or not.
    So, I am not a cheater, because I did not know about that. If I knew that, I would have never done that in the first place.
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    I fee like I have the WORST LUCK to even hope of having a sense of development now. No wonder these contests are harsh
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    It's better to ask before doing that in future then, if you're unsure about something. And the above is hence why I'm making the obnoxiously big warning about it to make it clear that it isn't allowed (given other rules e.g. the consistent unwritten 'no nominating yourself' rule are designed to try to stop the whole friends voting for friends/people only voting for the one/two fics they read and hence possibly skewering results towards those fics over others).

    I'm sure in other countries people often ask friends to vote for them too, and obviously such a practice isn't easy to moderate and not that bad for what is a fic pokemon forum comp. Nonetheless it doesn't seem fair to me in the end, regardless of the intention, so I'm just making it clear now. Level playing field and all is the intention behind half the rules as it is after all (see: nomination limits), and this isn't a 'who has the most friends following your fic' comp.
    I fee like I have the WORST LUCK to even hope of having a sense of development now. No wonder these contests are harsh
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    I fee like I have the WORST LUCK to even hope of having a sense of development now. No wonder these contests are harsh
    ...? I do not follow, sorry.
    Sorry to come unannounced but I think they mean they they have the worst luck even getting noticed or nominated. I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothitelle K View Post
    Sorry to come unannounced but I think they mean they they have the worst luck even getting noticed or nominated. I could be wrong.
    You actually understood my problem. Congrats to you. I guess I could call that a reason, with me only focusing on my original novel that I kinda left out my other pokemon fanfics. But I'll be honest, I actually developed in some moderate way in my writing skills thanks to a few non review-exchange type of reviews.
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    Alright... at any rate, let's get back to making nominations or asking about the process. Not really the place to remark about why one might not get many/any nominations (hence my confusion) and it's veering towards being offtopic.

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    Okay, but I still cannot understand this rule. You see, if a person doesn't have a time or opportunity, or interest to read more than 2-3 fics, why is that person forced not to nominate these 2-3 fics he/she reads? That is not smart I think to restrict these people.

    My nominations(I will edit them in the process):

    Best Pokemon chaptered fic: Pokedex one-shots by Ysavvryl

    Best writing style: 404 Error by Missingno. Master

    Best comedy fic(well, I find it unusually funny): Carry on, Blissey by ChloboShoka (Poor Blissey)

    Most helpful reviewer: Amittal, Ultimate Blaziken

    Best Pokemon One-Shot: Rescue Mission by Gothitelle K

    Best trainer fic: What now? by TheSirPeras

    Most dedicated reviewer: PaddysTurtwigFanClub, Charizard - Fan

    Most original overall: What now? by TheSirPeras

    Best New writer: TheSirPeras

    Best established writer: Missingno. Master
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    Overall Fiction Awards
    Best Pokemon Chaptered Fic - Max's New Adventures (RealRaymon)

    Best Pokemon One-Shot - Book of the Hermit (JX Valentine)

    Other Fic Awards
    Best Plot - Max's New Adventures
    Most Original Overall - Jays Journey through the Henzo Region

    Best Human Main Character - Stewie (Stewie's Journey - pokemonsquared)

    Best Trainer Fic - Max's New Adventures

    Most Heartwarming Scene -
    Quote Originally Posted by RealRaymon View Post
    (Tears appear on Max's face and he starts crying. Then he becomes serious and shouts with all the confidence he has.)

    Max: "Kirlia! Gardevoir! Do you hear me? I came back for Ralts like I promised!" (He waits a bit.) "I am here to take Ralts with me! Do you remember?" (Then he starts getting sad.) "No, this can't be...Ralts, are you here, my dear friend? I came back for you!"

    (After that a wind starts blowing at Max and he sees a familiar blue light.)
    Author Awards

    Best established writer - Ysavryl

    Best New Writer - RealRaymon

    Most Dedicated Writer - Matori

    Most Improved Writer - LadyLady

    Most Dedicated Reviewer - JX Valentine (even though she never reviewed mine, I read her reviews to others)

    (if I missed any categories, please feel free to correct me and I will make the necessary adjustments.)[/QUOTE]
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    Well, here's my nominations. If it looks like I only nominated my friends, that's because, well, I did. While I write a lot, I typically don't read a lot. Of fics anyways, I'm quite addicted to full blown novels. And the fics I do read that aren't just my friends fics are old ones, ones that don't qualify for the 2012 awards.

    So, sorry about these nominations, they're quite lame.

    Overall Fiction Awards
    Best Pokémon Chaptered Fic
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Domination and Liberation by Shadow Lucario 50
    The amount of awesome displayed in this story...I can't...I don't even...No, I cannot express it with language. It's not so much the words he chose, but the plot is so incredible...

    Pokemon Mystery Dunegon: Overthrown by Knightfall
    This story...will make you question your sanity. It pushes the boundaries of a normal PMD fic, then completely tosses those boundaries into the incinerator. Good-bye regulations! It's been nice knowing you!

    Best Non-Pokémon Chaptered Fic
    Auon by Meeker
    I haven't read many fics that aren't PMD (okay, so I haven't read many fics anyways) but this one shows good potential.

    Best Non-Pokémon One-Shot
    Dragonborn by pepperedfox
    You know, for as good as this one is, it has a shameful number of responses. True, I didn't respond either, but...Shh!
    Other Fic Awards
    Best Plot
    Pokemon Mystery Dunegon: Overthrown by Knightfall
    Honestly, the plot is so detailed and he can bring even the most minor of characters into the twisted limelight. I've grown quite fond of his homicidally insane tale... Besides that, I'm surprised this guy can keep all the coexisting arks and sub arks separate in his head. Because I sure as heck can't.

    Most Original Overall
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Domination and Liberation by Shadow Lucario 50

    This man combined Pokemon Mystery Dungeon with Pokemon Conquest and he did it seamlessly, I might add. Not only that, but he starts off after the event of PMD Time/Darkness/Sky. I love it. Beautiful!

    Best Writing Style
    Pokemon Mystery Dunegon: Overthrown by Knightfall
    This one was a hard one for me to give. But out of what I read, I chose Knightfall's because his word choice is brilliant for the level he's at. And with a story like Overthrown, you have to be good with words.

    Best Description
    Pokemon Mystery Dunegon: Overthrown by Knightfall
    Because of the great and aforementioned word choice, this was slightly easier to give.

    Best Romantic Relationship
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Domination and Liberation by Shadow Lucario 50
    (Lucas and Lilly) A tad cliche, but I like it!

    Pokémon Genre Awards
    Best Comedy Fic
    Stranger than Fiction by Cutlerine
    I must say, I haven't read a story that funny in, well...a very long time.

    Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fic
    Auon by Meeker

    Best Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Fic
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Domination and Liberation by Shadow Lucario 50

    Character Awards
    Best Human Main Character
    Auon by Meeker
    Kip, because why the heck not?

    Best Non-Human Main Character
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Domination and Liberation by Shadow Lucario 50
    Soul, the Vulpix
    Only because she reminds incredibly like a friend I have in real life...

    Funniest Character
    Pokemon Mystery Dunegon: Overthrown by Knightfall
    Noah, the Dewott
    Noah cracks me up. I always love people who could fire off jokes with such a serious face that you have to wonder if they're actually joking or not.

    Fic Moments Awards
    Funniest Scene
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Reflecting Balance by DarkerShining
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    I like how this Pokemon is just like "I can't remember a thing! Isn't that wonderful!?

    Most Memorable Quote
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Reflecting Balance by DarkerShining
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    Cordy reminds me of the Kahjiits from The Elder Scrolls series...

    Author Awards
    Best Established Writer
    Dragonfree

    Best New Writer
    -Shadow Lucario 50
    -Knightfall

    Reviewer Awards
    Most Helpful Reviewer
    JXValentine
    The only reviewer that made reviews longer than the chapter they were reviewing. And of course, had very helpful insights.

    Most Dedicated Reviewer
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    Okay, but I still cannot understand this rule. You see, if a person doesn't have a time or opportunity, or interest to read more than 2-3 fics, why is that person forced not to nominate these 2-3 fics he/she reads? That is not smart I think to restrict these people.
    That's something that's hard to buy though @ doesn't have the time to read more than 3 fics. After all, this nomination process goes for over a month to begin with, so that's more than ample time. You only need set aside a little time to check out some fics too, and if any interest you (because you don't have to read more than even the first chapter, some may say less, to feel if you'll like the story or not) to continue reading. I'm sure Jax has said something like this a few times before too. =p

    If someone doesn't have the time, interest, whatever to read more than 3 fics out of, going by rough calculations, ~500-600 fics posted/updated in the last year, then I hardly think that it's really accurate to claim it is the best fic either with what they are nominating.

    At any rate, other reasons for this rule:
    - to try to limit the potential friends-voting-for-friends problem (this is not a 'which fic has most friends following it' fic after all)
    - catch the loophole for the 'can't nominate your own fics' rule
    - to encourage more reading and activity! We don't want people to just read one or two fics and nothing else, especially when those fics end/stop being updated. If someone wants to nominate stuff we want them to have checked out the section a bit more. More people reading more = more chance for reviews, ie more activity, ie more feedback that could be of benefit to the writers... and so forth. Why not try to promote more reading?

    This is not the first time such things were tried either. Previous years had things like explanations required for nominations made (a short couple sentences about the story/why it deserves nomination) for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jireh the provider View Post
    Sheesh, now its my first debate. Heck, I don't if ANYONE will even have an interest in my works. I mean, I'm not the your so called pro of everything you see. Perhaps it is even more difficult to consider that you are also working in your first video game. Let alone if I'm still posting my original novel. I guess I'm just doing my best for a non pokemon story perhaps.

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    Most Heartwarming Scene - Through the thunder and the Lightning by Brutaka

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    Best Description - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Overthrown by Knightfall
    Best Non-Romantic Relationship/Interaction - Matron and Spiritomb of Carry On, Blissey by ChloboShoka
    You're going to have to make sure to add more to these.

    Also, you need to actually quote the scene you're nominating for Most Heartwarming Scene in this thread so we know what we're looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobandbill View Post
    I'm sure Jax has said something like this a few times before too. =p
    Indeed she has.

    In fact, Jax is a grad student who has barely had any time whatsoever for the past six months to write her own fanfiction, and this is her ballot, which she is now posting to get people to stop complaining about how little time they have to read fics. :| For serious, guys, all you need to do is read the first couple of lines. If they don't catch your attention, move on to the next fic until you find something that does. There are quite a few nominations on this list I didn't even know about until this past week; I just happened across them via skimming their first paragraphs, putting their URLs down on a document, and coming back to them later for a closer look. At most, the whole process might've taken me a few hours. Sure, that means you'd have to spend a few hours, but keep in mind that you don't need to have your nominations in right now. :/

    (And, well, you had weeks to go look through fics as well. Just sayin'.)

    Sorry for the rant. It's just, seriously, guys, every time you complain that the limit's unfair, you propose shutting out a ton of fics that are absolutely fantastic, just because they're not written by your friends or because they were written by newbies. Come on, guys. Don't be like that.

    /soapbox


    On a more positive note, my nominations sheet, which is full of, "Yes, I was stalking half of you while I was on hiatus." Also, let me know if I miscounted; I can totally do math apparently. (Scaldiver's fic nearly had seven nominations here.)

    Overall Fiction Awards
    Best Pokémon Chaptered Fic
    First nomination:
    The Legend's End by Scaldiver. Easily one of my favorite review requests I've gotten. The suspense is palpable, and it's hard not to like the characters. Every one of them is very real, especially the Pokémon (something not a lot of people have been able to pull off in fanfic). The twist in one of the latest chapters (the one involving who the chosen one is) just emphasizes how new and different this is. It's a trainer fic that reads like something new and more intense.

    Second nomination:
    Requiem by Sidewinder.
    However, this is my favorite fic of this year that I haven't commented on (but really should). Everything about this fic is amazing. Its premise is new and different, its characters are well-built, and it presents just the right amount of suspense to keep me reading. Not to mention if you're looking for well-written description, this is a good example of how to be awesome.

    Best Pokémon One-Shot
    First nomination:
    Butterfree by Dragonfree. While make-the-player-feel-bad fics aren't entirely new, Dragonfree finds a way to make our decision to box that Butterfree we caught in Viridian Forest sound realistically terrible. The amount of emotion that the narrator maintains throughout this story makes this fic utterly heartbreaking.

    Second nomination:
    The Motionless Journey of Youngster Ian by Psychic. SPEAKING OF THINGS THAT MAKE YOU THINK ABOUT BEING A TERRIBLE PERSON. Psychic takes that trainer who constantly abuses your Pokégear number and gives you a reason not to want to punch them in the face pre-battle. She's successfully captured that feeling of hero-worship in this trainer while also developing him towards having an ounce of stability in his life. It really ends beautifully for that too.

    Best Non-Pokémon Chaptered Fic
    First nomination:
    Deus X Machina by Deadly.Braviary. It's a robot uprising described in short, very powerful bursts. For that reason, from the very start, it catches your attention and holds it like a vice.

    Second nomination:
    Digimon: Antivaccine by RoseQuartz. Because hell yes, Digimon world-building.

    Best Non-Pokémon One-Shot
    Dragonborn by pepperedfox. Now, I will freely admit I know nothing about Skyrim. I still found this awesome. What makes it really is Arian herself. This is definitely her story, her struggle to be brave and live up to the greatness people apparently think she has, and all of that self-doubt careens into the final, incredibly powerful line. One can't help but root for Arian, and that's pretty amazing for a fic that gets its story across in so few words.

    Other Fic Awards
    Best Plot
    Requiem by Sidewinder. Slacker and adoptive sister go off on a journey to bring a killer to justice? Chosen one trainer who's batshit insane and apparently working for a bunch of questionable gods? Yes please.

    Most Original Overall
    First nomination:
    Stranger Than Fiction by Cutlerine. Do you like shenanigans with your meta humor? Cutlerine delivers with a rarity in the Pokémon fandom: a character breaking out of one fanfic to wreak havoc on others. Oh, sure, parodies, fourth-wall leaning, and dimension hopping is nothing new, but how many fics involve a character messing around with other fics that weren't even written by the same author? That's how brilliant this idea is. Also, it's illustrated. Because **** the rules.

    Second nomination:
    Clash by Silent--Protagonist. Silent, meanwhile, comes right the eff out of nowhere with a battle fic told in free verse poetry. Well-written free verse poetry at that.

    Best Writing Style
    First nomination:
    Clash by Silent--Protagonist. No, seriously, it's really good free verse poetry.

    Second nomination:
    The Fall to Redemption by Cypher DS. It starts off with a rather powerful description of total darkness, and it just gets better from there. It's hard not to like Virgil's voice, and because of the narrator's… uniqueness, it's just a fascinating retelling of Emerald. It's rather silly that the author's forcing folks to read the fic elsewhere, but hey, what can you do?

    Best Description
    The Legendarian Chronicles by Chibi Pika. While I have to admit I haven't read everything in this fic, one thing I have noticed by reading the first couple of chapters and skimming the rest (orz) is that Chibi Pika knows how to do description without delving into the purple side of things. Everything in this fic is very vivid and, might I add, actually pretty beautiful.

    Best Setting
    Colony 9.0 by Treecko's Awesomeness. Because SPAAAAAAAACE. Sure, you get a bit of Earth too, but c'mon. Effing space guys. This fic is dealing with aliens.

    Best Expansion of Canon
    First nomination:
    The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum by bobandbill. If you liked Pokémon Colosseum… bobandbill apologizes for nothing.

    Second nomination:
    Weak by Ememew. Em gives us a rather beautiful look at Bianca's character, Iris's character, and the latter's reason for wanting so badly to take the former on as an apprentice. It culminates into adding a reason why Iris backed off in the end as well as a rather nice snapshot of her relationship with Drayden. Tl;dr? Em knows how to do characters right.

    Best Character Development
    Dorian Dvakna, Requiem by Sidewinder. I'm going to reach the max limit of nominations for this fic, aren't I? :. But for serious, Dorian's most of the reason why you should read this fic. He starts off as an aimless slacker (even a bit of a jerk), but oh my God does he become fantastically motivated and loyal to the people he cares most about after more than one encounter with death. It's amazing how much he develops after only a short period of time.

    Best Characterization in a Short Story
    Butterfree by Dragonfree. The characterization is practically the reason why it made my nomination list for best one-shot. It's really the narrator's personality that makes this whole story so powerful and emotional. If the narrator didn't have that perfect balance of passion or that very human way of speaking, this fic would've come off as overdramatic or trite.

    Best Romantic Relationship
    Cynthia/Dawn, Negative Edge by Diddy. Okay, so maybe I'm a sucker for Cynthia/Dawn to begin with (because it's pretty much one of the few Sinnoh-based romantic relationships I actually sort of like thanks to the whole mentor-mentee thing), but Diddy forces Dawn to go through Hell for it. And it shows, and it makes the ending all the more adorable.

    Best Non-Romantic Relationship/Interaction
    Dorian Dvakna and Shelton Street, Requiem by Sidewinder. Yes, again, but the characters are really the strongest point of this fic. Dorian and Sheridan see each other as brother and sister, and it shows. From their bickering to how much they support each other through disasters (or at least get ripped apart inside over how their counterparts react to them), it's easy to tell that their relationship goes well beyond the cliché "we're the male and female main character so why not." It's even well beyond the "we're in love" kind of relationship. It's powerful, and it's clear that these characters need each other because they're family.

    Best Original Species
    (Nada. Sorry!)

    Most Suspenseful Fic
    The Fall to Redemption by Cypher DS. When your fic starts off with a description of total darkness and includes dead characters, horrifying monsters, and all kinds of other fun eldritch abominations, you know you've got a rollercoaster of oh god what. Cypher pulls you in and plops you beside Virgil, who wakes up with only his name in a pretty terrifying version of Hoenn, in order to send you both on a journey into a deep, dark world in search of the answer to whatever the hell is going on. It's just that beautiful.

    Most Heartbreaking Fic
    Butterfree by Dragonfree. If you don't tear up as a result of this fic, you have no soul.

    Pokémon Genre Awards
    Best Trainer Fic
    First nomination:
    Survival Project by diamondpearl876. If you ever thought that a trainer fic would be more powerful if told from the perspective of the creatures trainers catch and order to battle… the answer is yes. Yes, it is. Also? This is an example of alternating POVs done well. Each new switch maintains the freshness of the story, but diamond understands that alternating POVs are meant to offer readers different perspectives on a story, rather than a redundant view of events or -- even worse -- just a means of reaching scenes that one character wasn't present for. In short, each point of view adds something significant to the plot, gives readers a wonderful view of each character, and presents a new means of telling a trainer fic.

    Second nomination:
    Mama's Boy by An-chan. Normally, I wouldn't nominate an abandoned fic like this, but I love the premise here. A trainer tries to have a perfectly ordinary start, only to have his mother decide to go along with him. Shenanigans ensue. It's beautiful.

    Best Horror Fic
    First nomination:
    Pokémon Nightmare by Ocean Soul. Zombies. That is all.

    Second nomination:
    Invisible by diamondpearl876. Welp. I'm never owning a Ghost-type ever again, and this fic is why. Just oh my God, the narrator's creep factor is unbelievable. It also shies away from telling you straight-out what's going on, so your imagination has plenty of room to fill in some terrifying blanks.

    Best Comedy Fic
    The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum by bobandbill. No, really, he is not sorry for what he did to Orre. (And if you want to see the world's best Quagsire, this is the fic to read.)

    Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fic
    TRINITY by Shrike Flamestar. Hard to argue against Pokémon IN SPACE WITH CYBERPUNK. The amount of thought Shrike puts into the details that create his world is utterly remarkable. Of course, he also gets points for creating an interesting story as well, but what really does it for me is the background, seriously.

    Best Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Fic
    First nomination:
    Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Silverveil by Koridojo_Blaziken. It's a beautifully written PMD fic that goes off the beaten path. As such, it reads so much more like a fantasy RPG than a PMD story, but that's okay because that means it focuses a lot on doing some amazing things with world-building.

    Second nomination:
    Til Death by Glover. If anything, read this for the character interactions and the absolutely fabulous theory concerning the relationship between Dream World and PMD. Which is to say, read it for everything.

    Best Pokémon-Centric
    First nomination:
    The Itty Bitty Story of Ichabod by Silent--Protagonist. It's an adorable story about an Unown trying to be useful. Read that sentence again and let it sink in for a second.

    Second nomination:
    A Quick One While She's Away by jstinftw! Or, as I like to call it, "why you should never leave starters unattended ever." It's brief, but it's hilarious thanks to how the starters interact with each other. And by that, I mean destroy Professor Juniper's lab.

    Best Canon Character-Centric
    First nomination:
    Weak by Ememew. Like I said earlier, it does an amazing job delving into the characters of Bianca and Iris and examines their in-game motivations thoroughly… while, might I add, bringing up more than one excellent point along the way.

    Second nomination:
    The Motionless Journey of Youngster Ian by Psychic. It's pretty difficult not to respect a fic that revolves around a game NPC who's mostly rematch fodder. Yet Psychic does an excellent job not only bringing that exact character to life but also making a reader feel for him.

    Character Awards
    Best Human Main Character
    First nomination:
    Mark, Bridging Dimensions by Cyn. One of the things that make this piece particularly entertaining is how casual and natural Mark is. You can tell he's a perfectly ordinary guy -- maybe even a bit of a slacker. That's why it gets a little hilarious (and by that I mean interesting) when Eevee pops up and throws him for a loop.

    Second nomination:
    Edward, The Legend's End by Scaldiver. He's weak (compared to his best friend), he's extremely creative and intelligent, and… he is caught up in legendary shenanigans purely due to their politics. It's just amazing to watch him and wait to see what he's going to do next, just because it's definitely clear he's nowhere near his element.

    Best Non-Human Main Character
    Rosco, Just A Dog by SerenadeSP. If you magically gave a dog the ability to speak, everything out of Rosco's mouth would be exactly the kind of thing it would say. …Which is why the story is a massive tearjerker, by the by.

    Best Human Supporting Character
    Nuria, The Legend's End by Scaldiver. At first, she seems like a self-centered ***** and the designated traveling companion… but then it turns out that's most of what makes her interesting. It's clear that she's got a lot to learn about Pokémon and about… pretty much everything else, and let's just say the twist that the plot throws at her? Makes her even better.

    Best Non-Human Supporting Character
    Bayleef, The Legend's End by Scaldiver. While the other Pokémon (besides Ralts) are perfectly happy serving Edward and Nuria, Bayleef most certainly isn't, and she alone provides a lot of the delicious, delicious conflict (as well as some interesting points) in the story.

    Best Human Villain
    Ethan, Requiem by Sidewinder. Only villain that managed to give me chills this year.

    Best Non-Human Villain
    First nomination:
    The Machines, Deus X Machina by Deadly.Braviary. Oh God, all of them are chill-inducing. From the calm and calculating 4242 to S.H.A.W.'s chilling message to humanity, all of the Machines are positively terrifying as well as completely and beautifully alien.

    Second nomination:
    The ghost, Invisible by diamondpearl876. What makes this villain so incredible is that you have no idea what it's doing to the trainer. All you know is that it's something terrible, and all the while, it's gleefully describing every last detail.

    Best Minor Character
    Sherles, The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum by bobandbill. Sherles is, hands-down, a breath of fresh air in the insanity and stupidity that seems to infest bobandbill's version of Orre. That may be why he seems to shine the brightest, but honestly, in my opinion, it's like a reverse comic relief. His timing is so brilliant and his parts so carefully written that it's just really hard not to like him because he seems like exactly what you want to see at any given time.

    Funniest Character
    Tom, The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum by bobandbill. I applaud bobandbill's ability to write a drunk person narrating multiple chapters and have it still make some sort of sense. Also, Tom pops up in the worst ways possible, and it's always funny. Always.

    Fic Moments Awards
    Funniest Scene
        Spoiler:- Umbreon uses Mean Look. It's super-effective!:

    - The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum by bobandbill

    Most Frightening Scene
        Spoiler:- Really most of the fic but especially the part where the Ghost-type goes into detail about how creepy it actually is.:

    - Invisible by diamondpearl876

    Most Heartbreaking Scene
        Spoiler:- Butterfree's reaction to seeing its trainer for the first time in six years. Tears ensue.:

    - Butterfree by Dragonfree

    Most Heartwarming Scene
        Spoiler:- Last line of the fic.:

    - Butterfree by Dragonfree

    Best Action Scene
        Spoiler:- A battle between a legendary and the killer, plus some battle transformation magic. And death.:

    - The Legend's End by Scaldiver

    Most Memorable Quote
    I am not your chosen one.
    - Chosen One by Little Miss Sunshine

    Author Awards
    Best Established Writer
    First nomination:
    Dragonfree. Without a doubt, her one-shots are consistently extremely powerful and excellent, and her longer fics, albeit not updated that frequently, are definitely enjoyable to get into. Dragonfree knows how to write a good character for certain, and she's amazing at world-building and cooking up gripping prose.

    Second nomination:
    Cutlerine. Yes, I know my nominations sheet is rather sparse in terms of words about Cutlerine this year, but I give him props for creating some of the most fascinating premises and amusing characters on the forum. His fics always have an interesting balance of action and humor (even when he's not trying to be funny), and with the way he describes things, it's very easy to get into his worlds.

    Best New Writer
    First nomination:
    Sidewinder. He posted his first shot at a fic, and it blew my mind. That is literally something that does not happen that frequently.

    Second nomination:
    Silent--Protagonist. One of the underdogs of the fanfic forum, Silent was here briefly for the summer, and every fic she did was amazing. She really knows how to get emotion across, even in a short amount of space, and her prose was so carefully worded with amazingly beautiful detail. She's definitely worth a look.

    Most Dedicated Writer
    Cutlerine. One of the bits of credit I have to give him is that Cutlerine posts high quality work on an incredibly reliable schedule. Even when the rest of us were being murdered by real life, Cutlerine was there to put up something new for us to read. Respect, man. Nothing but respect.

    Most Improved Writer
    Deadly.Braviary. Okay, yes, another author I didn't talk about that much here, but I have to say this anyway. Last year, I didn't really give Deadly much of a second glance. This year? Suddenly deep, interesting plots and well-written prose. Probably helps that Deus X Machina is a really well-written fic.

    Reviewer Awards
    Most Helpful Reviewer
    First nomination:
    Ememew. I give her props for so many reasons. She's very patient, even when a lot of us on the forum aren't, and she has a knack for not only knowing what to point out but also how to phrase things in a way that's easy to understand and tactful to the writer.

    Second nomination:
    Psychic. Similar reasons, actually! Psychic's always been patient and sweet to everyone she reviews, and she's not one to get frustrated that easily. When you see her drop by a story to say a few words, you know it's going to be a good conversation.

    Most Dedicated Reviewer
    Shadow Lucario. While I have to say I wish his reviews were more substantial (i.e., did more than point out grammatical errors, especially without explaining them), I give him props for reviewing practically every story with something that's a bit more than one-liner reviews.


    Soooo... yeah. For those of you who are about to complain that you don't have time to read any other fics, just remember. A grad student with a day job managed to do this. *thumbs towards the above list*

    That said, all I've got to say is I've got no problem with the rule. It gives more writers a chance in the competition. Otherwise, it'd be just people voting for their friends, and we'd only have a handful of people getting on the ballot. This way definitely makes things more interesting.
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    Overall Fiction Awards
    Best Pokemon Chaptered Fic: Daniel's Travels in Unova

    Other Fic Awards
    Best Plot: Max's New Adventure
    Most Original Overall: Pokemon: The Next Generation
    Best Writing Style: Jays Journey Through The Henzo Region
    Best Description: Jays Journey Through The Henzo Region

    Pokemon Genre Awards
    Best Trainer Fic: Daniel's Travels in Unova
    Best Comedy Fic: Stewie's Journey

    Author Awards
    Most Improved Writer: RealRaymon
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    Here are my votes:

    Originality Factor: 404 Error, by Missingno. Master

    The concept of glitches in games has always been interesting to me, and although I haven't seen too many in Pokemon, I rarely see stories anywhere close to this. Therefore, 404 Error has my vote.

    The Best of The Newer Writers: TheSirParas

    I thought his story "What now...?" was fun to read, and he seems to be pretty good for a new guy. I'd say he should be given a chance at being selected for the award.

    Highest Esteemed Trainer Fic: Max's New Adventures, by RealRaymon.

    Max is a rather interesting character, and I enjoy the idea of seeing him on a journey of his own as a Pokemon trainer. Therefore, this story gains my appreciation for this reason.

    Best One-Shot Fic: Book of the Hermit, by JX Valentine

    Now this is a bit interesting. I haven't seen too many stories like this, with the characters who designed the PC box system, and the mood felt a little strange in comparison to most of the fics I've seen.

    Most Helpful Reviewer: JX Valentine

    In addition to writing enjoyable stories, I read one of JX Valentine's reviews, and she seems to understand that there's more to constructive criticism that just giving generic labels to flaws and saying things like "THIS STORY SUCKS!"

    The first review I saw from her was detailed, supportive, and actually explained how to improve the story, without arrogant and narcissistic undertones.

    Most critics on the internet (on all sites), tend to have horrifically over-inflated egos (especially the young ones), and typically think they know everything there is to know about writing.

    However, the irony here is that their reviews are either incredibly vague and say absolutely nothing that can help the author, or just consist of blatant insults.

    JX Valentine didn't show the negative attitudes that the majority of critics exhibit on the internet, and therefore, I think she should be nominated for best reviewer.
    Last edited by Steelrush; 4th January 2013 at 5:50 AM. Reason: More Candidates Added

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    Overall Fiction Awards
    Best Pokemon Chaptered Fic – "Operation GEAR: Angel of Reckoning" by The Great Butler
    Best Pokemon One-Shot – “The Leaf Green Incident” by JX Valentine and “Butterfree” by Dragonfree
    Best Non-Pokemon Chaptered Fic – “Scars” by Griff4815

    Other Fic Awards
    Best Plot – “Different Eyes” by unrepentantAuthor and "Operation GEAR: Angel of Reckoning" by The Great Butler
    Most Original Overall – “Requiem” by Sidewinder
    Best Writing Style – “Different Eyes” by unrepentantAuthor and “Essense of Life” by Janovy
    Best Description – “Requiem” by Sidewinder and “Earth, Air, Water, Fire” by Bulba the Great!
    Best Expansion of Canon - "Operation GEAR: Angel of Reckoning" by The Great Butler
    Best Character Development – “Scars” by Griff4815
    Best Characterization in a Short Story – “The Motionless Journey of Youngster Ian” by Psychic
    Best Non-Romantic Relationship/Interaction – Sam/Barry in “Brothers’ Bond” by Sid87 and Nekou/Matt in "Operation GEAR: Angel of Reckoning" by The Great Butler
    Best Original Species – “Different Eyes” by unrepentantAuthor
    Most Suspenseful Fic – “The Leaf Green Incident” by JX Valentine
    Most Heartbreaking Fic – “Butterfree” by Dragonfree

    Pokemon Genre Awards
    Best Trainer Fic – “Opelucid’s Investments” by Doryuzu/gotpika
    Best Comedy Fic – “The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum” by bobandbill
    Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fic – “Anima Ex Machina” by JX Valentine

    Character Awards
    Best Human Main Character – Sam from “Brothers’ Bond” by Sid87
    Best Non-Human Main Character – Nuzleaf/Shifty from “Requiem” by Sidewinder
    Best Human Supporting Character – Barry from “Brothers’ Bond” by Sid87
    Best Non-Human Supporting Character – Dusk from “Different Eyes” by unrepentantAuthor
    Funniest Character – Strom from “Scars” by Griff4815

    Fic Moments Awards

    Funniest Scene
    Quote Originally Posted by ”Brothers’ Bond” by Sid87 View Post
    “According to Phoenix Corporation President, Henrique Alonzo, Barry West is dangerous, possibly disturbed, and prone to violent, destructive outbursts. He is responsible for millions of dollars of damaged property, and he allegedly made an attempt on the lives of several Phoenix employees off the coast of Snowpoint City.”

    “Well, okay. Most of that one is true...”

    “I’m gonna terrorize all the ecos!”
    Most Frightening Scene

    Quote Originally Posted by ”The Leaf Green Incident” by JX Valentine View Post
    July 5
    Guyana, South America
    A new pokémon was discovered deep in the jungle.


    July 10
    We christened the newly discovered pokémon, [SE-005].


    Feb. 6
    [SE-005] gave birth. We named the newborn [SE-004].


    Sept. 1
    [SE-004] is far too powerful. We have failed to curb its vicious tendencies…


    Sept. 2
    Dr. [REDACTED] has disappeared. According to claims made by several members of our peers, [SE-004] is responsible. We do not yet have the data to explain this.


    Sept. 9
    Pieces of Dr. [REDACTED] has been found. We have made arrangements to cremate him. All efforts to contain [SE-004] have failed.


    Sept. 12
    Several members of our team claim to hear [SE-004] constantly, despite the fact that it is contained in [REDACTED]. It is difficult to sleep…


    Sept. 20
    Nurse [REDACTED] has died. She walked into [SE-004]'s containment cell and [DATA EXPUNGED]. Her body has been removed, and we [DATA EXPUNGED].


    Oct. 1
    Six others have died. We have attempted to prevent three others from succumbing to [SE-004], but that has provoked [SE-004] itself. The rest of us have barricaded ourselves as deeply in the laboratory as possible, but it will be no use. [SE-004] has sent [REDACTED] to find us. They have already cut our communication lines.


    Oct. 5
    Every night, we hear them. They're coming for us. [SE-004] talks to me too now. We have not slept for three days.


    Oct. 7
    The others are coming. They want to cut us open. They say Im [sic] the last one. [SE-004] shows me things when im [sic] awake now. We didn't know that (The entry ends here.)


    Oct. 8
    He hears us through the wires that's how he (The entry ends here.)


    Oct. 9
    The banging has gotten louder and [SE-004] is still here Always here


    oct 10
    im so sorry


    oct 10
    burn it all burn it all burn it all burn it all (This repeats for three pages. The third ends abruptly, implying that there may have been other pages at some point.)

    oct [ILLEGIBLE]
    [ILLEGIBLE]

    8ct End
    He has asked us to open the door and look into the light, and we have. There is no god there but [DATA EXPUNGED].
    Quote Originally Posted by ”Requiem” by Sidewinder View Post
    “Ala!” his Pokemon yelled.

    “Look!” Ethan growled, showing Alakazam his uninjured hand. “I’d appreciate it if you’d give me a little space. I’m fine! I was fine last time and the time before that! Get off my back about it!”

    “Ala!” Alakazam exclaimed, taking a step closer.

    “Of course not! Besides that, it’s something that I want to do. Its only ever helped us anyway.”

    “Kazam, zam ala.”

    “Oh screw you! You’ve been with me every step of the way. You can’t just spring these complaints on me out of nowhere. If you have a problem with something I’m doing, then say something right then. Don’t just spring it on me out of nowhere when the situation has passed. You do this all the time!”

    “Kazamam!” his Pokemon challenged.

    “I don’t have to ask for your permission! I involve you in my decisions because I love you! I’ve never led any of you into anything we couldn’t handle and I’m not about to start! Let it go!”

    “Kazam!” Alakazam accused, baring his small teeth.

    “Shut up,” Ethan hissed, roughly shoving his Pokemon backwards.

    “Ala!” his Pokemon yelled. As the sound left his lips, the psychic Pokemon flexed his right hand, calling an orb of psychic energy to hover above his palm. The ball gyrated quickly, eager to be released. The colors thrummed from purple to black, with grey streaks swirling around its center.

    “Do it,” Ethan whispered, grabbing his Pokemon’s hand.

    “Kazam,” his Pokemon replied.

    “Come on, do it,” Ethan said, egging the Pokemon on.

    “Alakazam.”

    “You lack the courage of your convictions,” Ethan accused, shoving his face into the swirling ball of energy.

    “KAZAM!”

    As Ethan’s faced grazed the exterior of the ball, his flesh began to fester and burn, quickly bypassing first degree and going straight to third. His Alakazam quickly ended the flow of power feeding the orb’s energy, effectively saving his master from further injury. The attack had broiled the lower half of his face, making him quickly reel backwards in pain. He stumbled backwards, his hands reaching up in reflex to put pressure on the wound.

    He watched Alakazam approach, his eyes beginning to tear with worry. The pain he felt vanished instantly as he took a breath and centered himself; the flakes were already doing their work. As he continued to breathe, the burned and ruined flesh on his face evaporated in a stream of black smoke, being replaced by the tan, flawless skin that had been there before. Reaching up again, he felt his unblemished skin stretch itself tight across his chin.

    Looking at his Alakazam, he stated, “That’s why we do this. This is why we’re out here.”

    “Kazam,” his Pokemon lamented.

    “I do value your opinion, but we agreed on this a long time ago.”

    Alakazam just stared at him.

    “And you will not mention that incident again. Do you understand?”

    “Kazam,” his Pokemon nodded.

    Ethan walked away, the gravel crunching delightfully under his boots.
    Most Heartbreaking Scene

    Quote Originally Posted by ”The Motionless Journey of Youngster Ian” by Psychic View Post
    “You know, lately I’ve been wanting to battle you again...”

    It’s really hard to ignore the quiver in my voice as I croak these words into the receiver. I just pray you don’t notice it at the other end of the line. I just pray you’re listening. I just pray that I didn’t just go right to voicemail – you’re always so quiet I can never quite tell.

    I just pray you’ll actually stop by.
    Best Action Scene

    Quote Originally Posted by ”Requiem” by Sidewinder View Post
    Over fifty rock Pokemon surrounded them, the ones nearest to the front gasping for the air that had been sucked away from them by Vibrava’s attack. Most of them were growling, making their intentions clear. They would not stop, and they had the numbers to back it up.

    “I’m sorry,” Dorian said to the crowd. “We had nothing to do with it.”

    Gathering his emotions, he walked forward and stood in front of Shelton. Raising his fists, he waited. It would come in a moment. The inevitable tide of anger would wash across them and leave nothing behind. Dorian thought that at a moment like this, things would become simple. Clarity would chime in and he would know exactly what to do. Nothing came however, nothing to give him hope. He was with their Pokemon, and his mind was blank.

    “Duduck,” Golduck stated, tapping him on the shoulder.

    Dorian turned, vaguely aware that the rock type Pokemon around them were rushing forward. He watched Golduck gently stroke Shelton’s cheek, a peculiar milky glow beginning to take shape around his head. He placed Shelton in Dorian’s arms, pushing her against him to make sure he had a strong grip.

    Faster than Dorian could think, he, Shelton, and their Pokemon were yanked upwards and shoved to the right, high above the incoming stampede of rock Pokemon. They flew through the air, being guided by Golduck’s formidable mind. Dorian saw everything, he felt all of it. His group was guided into the crater the earlier explosion had made, being pushed tenderly out of harm’s way.

    Just before they passed below the lip of the crater, Dorian saw the rock Pokemon race towards Golduck, he saw the mauve energy around Golduck flare brightly as they reached him, and as the first attack connected, he saw the sapphire Pokemon explode.
    Most Heartwarming Scene

    Quote Originally Posted by ”Butterfree” by Dragonfree View Post
    As Charizard deals the final blow to that Alakazam, you snuggle into my hair, the way that you always used to do, and I just know that your happiness must be real. What else could it be?
    Most Memorable Quote

    Quote Originally Posted by ”Brothers’ Bond” by Sid87 View Post
    Floaroma Town was barely an outskirt of a suburb, a small stopover village nestled in the woods at the bottom of Mount Coronet. In comparison, Celestic Town may well have been a bustling center of trade. But where Celestic was surrounded by perpetual mountain haze, looming pine trees, and a jagged, knife-like terrain that combined to cause Sam to fear for his life at the movement of his own shadow, Floaroma Town was much more sleepy and calm. The village was literally alive with colors; flowers bloomed from the east end to the western highway out towards Eterna City, and roads and walkways were shaped windingly around their beds so as to molest them as little as possible.
    Author Awards
    Best Established Writer – Dragonfree and Psychic
    Best New Writer – Sid87
    Most Dedicated Writer – Griff4815
    Most Improved Writer – Doryuzu/gotpika

    Reviewer Awards
    Most Helpful Reviewer – JX Valentine and Crimson Penguin
    Most Dedicated Reviewer – Sidewinder and The Great Butler
    Last edited by diamondpearl876; 15th February 2013 at 6:18 PM.

    | survival project |
    | this trainer is different. everyone knows it, but no one can explain it. |
    | complete |


    | flying in the dark |
    | he's hiding something. she just doesn't know it. |
    | on hiatus|


    | love and other nightmares |
    | limited time, limited abilities. kyurem says she can be cured in exchange for saving those who need saving. |
    | chapter 1 released |


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    I don't know when/if Butler recorded my nominations, but I've added/edited a lot since I originally posted as I've re-read stuff and found scenes I was looking for. I'm not sure I'm DONE yet, but it's been a few days since my last edit, at least.


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