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Poll

Which nominated writers should get the Inner Light Award?

  • 1. ABSINTHE, FOR HIS DEPICTION OF LAHKESIS SAUGN
    4 (40%)
  • 2. AUCTOR LUCAN, KALIGOS, SUMMERDAWN & NOLAN FOR THE HAWTHORNE CONFRONTATION
    6 (60%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closed: November 24, 2017, 10:51:01 PM

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Inner Light Award Poll 2017

Awarded to the main contributing writers in a dramatic scene or situation that stands out way above the norm in terms of emotional impact, keeping the readers on the edge of their seats and wondering what may come next.



The poll will run for 7 days, in which those who cast their vote should take a few minutes to read the linked scenes first. The nominee(s) who get the most votes will receive the Inner Light Award. If you are a Nominee, you may not vote on your own scene.

Here are the nominations!

1. ABSINTHE, FOR HIS DEPICTION OF LAHKESIS SAUGN



Forum Name of Nominee: @Absinthe for the inner light award

Primary Reason for Nomination: The ongoing plot thread between Lahkesis and Sithick would not exist if it were not for Absinthe's brilliant and emotional posts. While it feels odd to nominate someone for a thread that I was involved with, I want people to know that I had very little to do with the resulting scenes that pulled at the heartstrings.

Motivation & Links by Kaligos:

The story of two people alone amidst a sea of others, the only people of their species aboard the ship, what starts out as a single act of heroics, suddenly leads into one of the most emotionally impacting moments I have ever written, and the way it ends is with both parties a little more broken and isolated on the inside. This was however not my original idea, and most of it was fueled by a bit of backstage on the fly planing where I feel full credit should absolutely belong to absinthe. And the fact that this is a story thread which has continued throughout the days of interregnum 04 has been amazingly fun to watch and write alongside.

https://uss-theurgy.com/forum/index.php/topic,2053.0.html
https://uss-theurgy.com/forum/index.php/topic,2157.msg12427.html#msg12427
https://uss-theurgy.com/forum/index.php/topic,2185.msg13025.html#msg13025

2. AUCTOR LUCAN, KALIGOS, SUMMERDAWN & NOLAN FOR THE HAWTHORNE CONFRONTATION


(Concept Art of the EOC Tower's Command Center inside Starbase 84 by John Eaves)

Nomination: Inner Light Award
Nominees: those who took part in the battle with Ian Hawthorne on Starbase 84, specifically @Auctor Lucan  (Ian Hawthorne), @SummerDawn (Ryuan Sel) , @Kaligos (Tristan Kendrick), @Nolan (Cameron Henshaw)

Primary Reason: This scene had so many twists in it, that despite being posted across several threads, I found myself riveted to my screen while reading it.  The emotions that these characters conjured with their actions, words and expressions are some of the most intense I've read on this sim yet and the players involved deserve recognition for their amazing efforts.

Motivation & Links by Even Angels Cry:
Up until the meeting with Ian Hawthorne, I (like many others) didn't know what to expect.  There had been a few posts to indicate his condition (affected my parasites) and I didn't think negotiations would go as planned, but in no way did I see any of these bombshells coming.  Each time one of the threads was updated, I found myself clicking immediately to read what had been posted.  As the grisly story unfolded further, there were several shocking key moments.  I have listed them below as my nomination links, and each of them left me dangling on the edge of a cliff, waiting for the next piece of the story.  In total, the story as a whole was a true piece of epic writing and each author should be celebrated.  There were many excellent action and combat scenes, but this particular award is for dramatic writing with emotional impact, and I have not yet read a scene that affected me as much as this one or in as many places & with as many characters throughout it.

There are a multitude of phenomenal posts here, but I will link a few that stand out to me.

Ian Hawthorne showing a glimmer of humanity in his final moment- https://uss-theurgy.com/forum/index.php/topic,1202.msg10105.html#msg10105
Ryuan Sel making an impossible choice - https://uss-theurgy.com/forum/index.php/topic,1202.msg10057.html#msg10057
Tristan Kendrick doing the unthinkable - https://uss-theurgy.com/forum/index.php/topic,1202.msg9852.html#msg9852
Cameron Henshaw when the truth was revealed- https://uss-theurgy.com/forum/index.php/topic,1201.msg9841.html#msg9841



Thank you in advance for your voting in this award category!

Best Regards,

Auctor Lucan
  • Last Edit: November 22, 2017, 02:53:55 PM by Auctor Lucan

Re: Inner Light Award Poll 2017
Reply #1
Don't forget to vote in this poll, people! :)

Best,

Auctor Lucan