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Re: Contest Winners

Postby SandRider » 12 Oct 2010 10:52

well, hello Brian!
good to see you ...

came out from under the rock just to school me,
or honestly being helpful ?

either way, yeah, "semiannual" is probably the word I'm looking for,
but all the dictionaries give both definitions for "biannual" -
twice yearly and every-other-year ...

so I could use "semiannual" (but that really doesn't in and of itself indicate twice-yearly,
w/o a definition-check; you could take that to mean simply "more than once a year", but maybe
most people wouldn't) but "biannual" could be taken either way ...

anyway, glad to know you're still lurking ...
how're things over the KJASF ?
wanna give us an update or post some of the content ?

or if you've come to your senses and don't hang out there any more,
you could PM your password ... I promise I won't post anything bad ...



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the word is Biennial,
but that just sucks & looks stupid ...
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby redbugpest » 12 Oct 2010 10:57

SandRider wrote:well, hello Brian!
good to see you ...

came out from under the rock just to school me,
or honestly being helpful ?

either way, yeah, "semiannual" is probably the word I'm looking for,
but all the dictionaries give both definitions for "biannual" -
twice yearly and every-other-year ...

so I could use "semiannual" (but that really doesn't in and of itself indicate twice-yearly,
w/o a definition-check; you could take that to mean simply "more than once a year", but maybe
most people wouldn't) but "biannual" could be taken either way ...

anyway, glad to know you're still lurking ...
how're things over the KJASF ?
wanna give us an update or post some of the content ?

or if you've come to your senses and don't hang out there any more,
you could PM your password ... I promise I won't post anything bad ...


Just answering your question - no more or less.

here is your definition check - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiannual

Just catching up on some reading here...

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Re: Contest Winners

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 Oct 2010 12:23

redbugpest wrote:
SandRider wrote:well, hello Brian!
good to see you ...

came out from under the rock just to school me,
or honestly being helpful ?

either way, yeah, "semiannual" is probably the word I'm looking for,
but all the dictionaries give both definitions for "biannual" -
twice yearly and every-other-year ...

so I could use "semiannual" (but that really doesn't in and of itself indicate twice-yearly,
w/o a definition-check; you could take that to mean simply "more than once a year", but maybe
most people wouldn't) but "biannual" could be taken either way ...

anyway, glad to know you're still lurking ...
how're things over the KJASF ?
wanna give us an update or post some of the content ?

or if you've come to your senses and don't hang out there any more,
you could PM your password ... I promise I won't post anything bad ...


Just answering your question - no more or less.

here is your definition check - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiannual

Just catching up on some reading here...

TTFN


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Re: Contest Winners

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 Oct 2010 12:27

I'm up for twice a year if we can keep the turnout so good. Next time I might actually get something done myself.

Also, I agree that if we did it more often we could try to go more specific with themes. Dune 7 would be extremely difficult, we've seen what happens when other people BS that and it turns into gibberish - might work in short stories though, I'd love to see Tleszer try and tackle a scene of Daniel and Marty, I think he just might be able to pull it off. :D

The Butlerian Jihad would be excellent. Excellent.

And yes, all us judges need to get on top of that feedback we promised. I have my notes that I took while making my judgement, but I need to write them up in ways that make more sense. (CL's entry I literally have just "WTF?" written down, that is all!)
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby Eyes High » 12 Oct 2010 13:31

redbugpest wrote:
SandRider wrote:and BTW, right now, can someone clear up for me how to distinguish a twice-yearly vs. every-two-years?
biannual vs. biannually ? WTF?


Twice a year is Semiannual



I've always preferred to use the 'semiannual' because it made more sense to me when referring to twice a year.

the way I remembered it:
semi = half
bi = two

so when I hear biannually I automatically think of every two years. (Yeah I know that might be wrong, but that's what pops into my head)
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby redbugpest » 12 Oct 2010 13:50

SandRider wrote:so I could use "semiannual" (but that really doesn't in and of itself indicate twice-yearly,
w/o a definition-check; you could take that to mean simply "more than once a year", but maybe
most people wouldn't) but "biannual" could be taken either way ...

[edit]
the word is Biennial,
but that just sucks & looks stupid ...
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Biennial is for something that is supposed to last for 2 years, or happens every other year...

I think semiannual is the best term for what you are describing...
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 Oct 2010 14:43

Semi works. Twice anual is the clearest thing, doesn't seem like too much work to type to me.
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby Mahnmut » 12 Oct 2010 15:51

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
And yes, all us judges need to get on top of that feedback we promised. I have my notes that I took while making my judgement, but I need to write them up in ways that make more sense. (CL's entry I literally have just "WTF?" written down, that is all!)


Feedback would be appreciated. As Tleszer said... there is always room for improvement. While I had fun writing the story I was in no way satisfied with the overall flow and for lack of a better word 'style' of the words. While imitation may well be the sincerest form of flattery, trying to capture the essence of FH's writing is a daunting task. I think I managed a few of the listed criterion rather well, those being: originality, creativity, and characterization. But, plotting and various technical aspects were lacking. Constructive criticism is always welcome, and I look forward to it.

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Re: Contest Winners

Postby Omphalos » 12 Oct 2010 15:52

Ill add some feedback this weekend.

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Re: Contest Winners

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 Oct 2010 18:07

Mahnmut wrote:While I had fun writing the story I was in no way satisfied with the overall flow and for lack of a better word 'style' of the words.


This is what kept your story out of the top 3 for me in all honesty, though obviously 3 other judges thought quite differently! I got to the point where I actually felt I was missing some important points of the story because I was thinking too much about the writing - especially after seeing other people rank it so much higher I know I must have missed something.

What I'll probably do is start with some general comments for the storys, then if the authors want I can get a lot more specific. I think it'll be ages before we see the discussion in this sub-forum die down, there's a lot of entries and a lot to discuss.
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby Eyes High » 12 Oct 2010 20:27

A Thing of Eternity wrote:...

What I'll probably do is start with some general comments for the storys, then if the authors want I can get a lot more specific. I think it'll be ages before we see the discussion in this sub-forum die down, there's a lot of entries and a lot to discuss.


I know at least one author that wants details.
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby chanilover » 15 Oct 2010 09:28

Congrats Tleszer! That one was bloody good. :shock: 8)
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby chanilover » 15 Oct 2010 09:29

A Thing of Eternity wrote:I'm up for twice a year if we can keep the turnout so good. Next time I might actually get something done myself.

Also, I agree that if we did it more often we could try to go more specific with themes. Dune 7 would be extremely difficult, we've seen what happens when other people BS that and it turns into gibberish - might work in short stories though, I'd love to see Tleszer try and tackle a scene of Daniel and Marty, I think he just might be able to pull it off. :D

The Butlerian Jihad would be excellent. Excellent.

And yes, all us judges need to get on top of that feedback we promised. I have my notes that I took while making my judgement, but I need to write them up in ways that make more sense. (CL's entry I literally have just "WTF?" written down, that is all!)


I can give you a signed copy if you like.
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 15 Oct 2010 13:31

chanilover wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:I'm up for twice a year if we can keep the turnout so good. Next time I might actually get something done myself.

Also, I agree that if we did it more often we could try to go more specific with themes. Dune 7 would be extremely difficult, we've seen what happens when other people BS that and it turns into gibberish - might work in short stories though, I'd love to see Tleszer try and tackle a scene of Daniel and Marty, I think he just might be able to pull it off. :D

The Butlerian Jihad would be excellent. Excellent.

And yes, all us judges need to get on top of that feedback we promised. I have my notes that I took while making my judgement, but I need to write them up in ways that make more sense. (CL's entry I literally have just "WTF?" written down, that is all!)


I can give you a signed copy if you like.


:lol: Careful, I might take you up on that and you'd lose some postage!
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby inhuien » 18 Oct 2010 11:51

Can we sticky this thread pls, it's getting lost as more comments come in.
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby SandChigger » 18 Oct 2010 20:53

Talos A. has been informed. ;)

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Re: Contest Winners

Postby Ampoliros » 18 Oct 2010 21:56

I love this idea because its a good way to spend time on this forum talking about what we loved about Dune and being constructive about it. Not that I don't enjoy relentlessly mocking the Hack.

I really wanted to submit something but I had a huge writers block on what to actually cover. Kudos to everyone who submitted and grats to the winners, I'm off to read them now!
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby nfairhead » 18 Oct 2010 23:33

... I might be that "Semuta"...

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Re: Contest Winners

Postby SandRider » 18 Oct 2010 23:59

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Re: Contest Winners

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 19 Oct 2010 00:01

nfairhead wrote:... I might be that "Semuta"...


Cool, if you are then definitely feel free to discuss what comments are up.

EDIT: Got your PM. Would you be okay with moving some of that discussion out into the forums (in your story's thread) for other people to join in on? If you prefer to just discuss with me via PM that's perfectly fine of course.
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby Talos Aquinas » 19 Oct 2010 00:48

nfairhead wrote:... I might be that "Semuta"...

You may indeed. I have sent you a PM.

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Re: Contest Winners

Postby inhuien » 19 Oct 2010 04:48

Thankyous:)
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby Eyes High » 19 Oct 2010 07:23

Welcome on board nfairhead
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Re: Contest Winners

Postby Omphalos » 19 Oct 2010 14:35

SandRider wrote:... I might be Bubba-Hotep ...


Great flick. Never saw the sequel though.

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Re: Contest Winners

Postby inhuien » 19 Oct 2010 18:25

I'm not sure it was ever released.
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