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Science & Soul | Award Nominations

The results for the Inner Light and Pakled Order award polls have been posted in the Main OOC, so make sure you go there and congratulate the recipients.

Nominations for two new Writing Awards are now open until the 3rd of December, where two separate polls will be posted on the 4th of December for the two award categories and their nominated scenes respectively.

This time the awards are these:

This is dedicated to a writer who mines Stark Trek canon for technical or cultural details, or built an species that truly stand out in originality. To read posts from this writer is to feel as if one is walking in the shoes of a real person in the Star Trek universe. Details should have long-lasting effects on the Theurgy story as a whole.

This award is bestowed on a writer who demonstrated extraordinary character development and depth of writing. The character's plot goals are long-term with life-altering changes.


Here are the rules for Award Nominations:

  • Nominations should be posted in the announced nomination thread posted on the forum. Anonymous nominations may be made to the Game Moderator via PM on the forum, who will then post the nomination in the nomination thread.
  • Nominations are to be made before the announced nomination time expires.
  • Nominations may be made by any member that isn't an Applicant.
  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
  • There is no limit to the number of nominations one can make.
  • Prior winners of awards are not eligible.
  • Each nomination should include a motivation. The nomination write-up is 50 words minimum and should concentrate on why the recipient(s) is/are deserving of the award. You should also make sure to include links.

All nominations will be added to the polls that will determine the winner of the awards. 


  • Forum Name of Nominee(s)
  • Primary Reason for Nomination
  • Secondary Reason for Nomination (Optional)
  • Motivation & Links (50 words minimum)

Of course, you should only nominate scenes where at least one of the writers in the scene are still an active writer on the forum. There is no need to nominate scenes where all writers that wrote it have left the sim a long time ago.

I look forward to reading your nominations here in this thread! :)

Best Regards,

Auctor Lucan

Re: Science & Soul | Award Nominations
Reply #1
A reminder that nominations for these two awards closes on the 3rd of December and I have not gotten any qualified nominations yet in my inbox or posted here.

Best Regards,

Auctor Lucan

Re: Science & Soul | Award Nominations
Reply #2
Nomination: The Researcher's Medal
Nominee: @Striker N7 & @TrexelCat
Primary Reason: The characters of Leon Marquez, James Mariner and E.V.E., for their undying attention to lore, canon details and history

Motivation & Links:
These two folks have repeatedly demonstrated their dedication to Star Trek lore and canon information to such meticulous detail I sometimes get lost. Or rather, I should say, I cannot tell when they are no longer using canon lore from additional fiction. Such is their depth of knowledge with the lore, and it's quite inspirational as it provides us with knowledge on the canon, and encourages us to learn to do the same.

Well the other thing I noted was their originality and how they worked it within the confines of Trek lore, such as TrexelCat's E.V.E., which while very unique and original, was also very accurate to canon details concerning artificial life forms or holograms with their own intelligence or even self-awareness. And with StrikerN7, he has a good recollection of information that was pertinent to the Enterprise series and Deep Space 9, in relation the the Eagle Project, which he has his characters often referencing.

For TrexelCat's character, E.V.E.,2099.msg11529.html#msg11529,2100.msg11528.html#msg11528

For StrikerN7's character Leon Marquez,2080.msg13302.html#msg13302,1201.msg9811.html#msg9811

For StrikerN7's character James Mariner,2146.msg13126.html#msg13126
  • Last Edit: December 01, 2017, 12:30:07 AM by Triage

Re: Science & Soul | Award Nominations
Reply #3
Nomination: The Depth of Character Award
Nominee: @CanadianVet & @Kaligos
Primary Reason: The characters of Carrigan Trent and Hi'Jak, who both have demonstrated dedication to their character development and history.

Motivation & Links:
From the start, as linked below, both writers have remained true to their characters' development and progress, regardless of for better or for worse, it never changed, and they also paid attention to the consequences of their choices. The actions and choices made by CanadianVet for Carrigan Trent still reflect up to the present, and for Hi'Jak, every thread of his shows his development and progress. Kaligos constantly keeps us guessing until he so reveals what he wants us to know about the half-Klingon, and he's not afraid to explore routes of progress some would balk at. I believe they both truly deserve this award.

For Canadian Vet's character Carrigan Trent,1063.msg5184.html#msg5184

For CanadianVet's character Carrigan Trent and Kaligos' character, Hi'Jak,2090.0.html

For Kaligos' character Hi'Jak,2146.msg12960.html#msg12960

Re: Science & Soul | Award Nominations
Reply #4
Well, I know Kaligos has already been nominated, but I'd like to add my two cents:

Nomination: The Depth of Character Award
Nominee: @Kaligos
Primary Reason: It takes great skill and devotion to a character to take something or someone potentially one-dimensional and make them full realized

Motivation & Links:
At first look, one could easily mistake Sithick as a silent, brooding background bit of security muscle, as likely to give you a grunt as a pounding in the face if you step out of lines, but Kaligos has managed to take a 9 foot tall conglomeration of scales and teeth and turn them into a sympathetic character with a tragic background and atypical interests.  By making him approachable, it encourages interactions with the crew and leads to some rather unexpected pairings and encounters which in turn leads to a greater exploration of his origins, even if they aren't the norm for one of his species.

For Kaligos' character Sithick,2049.75.html
  • Last Edit: December 02, 2017, 06:06:22 PM by steelphoenix

Re: Science & Soul | Award Nominations
Reply #5
My nomination:

The Researcher's Medal

Forum Names:  @Hastata-Nerada , @FollowTomorrow , @Zenozine , @Absinthe  & @steelphoenix
Primary Reason:  For their submissions of species to the sim database
Motivation and Links:

We have a several non-cannon and canon species in our database, and a lot of them is really well wrought in terms of detail and level of scientific description. I could nominate a lot more, but these very thoroughly described. These contributions to the sim really elevates the storytelling and when reading the posts of characters belonging to these species, they stay true to what they are. As I said, many more could be nominated for their species write-ups, but there will be other times this award is opened for nominations, so I chose to put these in the first batch. Thank you for the time you put into these!

The Efrosian:
The Kataan:
The Kzinti:
The Ovri:
The T'fanrell:

Nominations submitted by Blue Zephyr:

The Researcher's Medal

Forum Name:  @Top Hat
Primary Reason:  Technical Badass :)
Motivation and Links:

I find that when I read the posts given out by TopHat that he really has a good grip on the whole Trek world.  I have often gone to him with a question about how something works, or something that I'm confused about, and he is really good at helping me understand it.  I love the way that his posts are always full of the world of technology that we live in and just how much it effects us all.  I like the way that he gives you this 'bigger world' feel when it comes to his understanding of the Trek universe and all that it holds within it.,2161.0.html

Depth of Character

Forum Name:  @Auctor Lucan
Primary Reason:  Collecting Characters like Candy :)
Motivation and Links:

When I first realize just how many characters Auctor wrote I was both impressed and curious.  Knowing that I myself write a lot of characters else where I know the challenge of keeping them all vastly separate personalities and making sure their lives follow the paths that they need to and not have that.. grey area in between.  But I have luckily had the pleasure of writing with and reading a few of his characters here and there and find them quite enjoyable.,2151.0.html,2193.0.html