Welcome all to the first edition of the Zorties, the awards that come to replace the problematic Darkies after twelve years.
The new dinamic I'm proposing from now on is that the person who wins most awards will also win the right to be in charge of the ceremony and organization of the awards the next year, naming them after themselves or whatever they want (as long as it's related to ASOUE world or this forum).
This year things will be a little bit different from the previous years, but you'll know about that later. Until then, here's the schedule of the yearly event everyone at 667 Dark Avenue loves.
-Nominations for the category of the Special Award 2019 and general discussion about the Zorties: From May 14th to May 18th.
-Voting for the special category: From May 19th to May 24th.
-Nominations for all the categories: From May 24th to May 31st. -Recruiting of banners and presentation volunteers: From May 14th to May 28th. -Voting for all the categories: From May 31st to June 7th.
-Design of banners and presentations: From May 28th to June 14th -Award presentations: From June 14th to June 16th.
Very well then, the categories for this year are:
-Best Profile Decoration. -The Linda Award. -Best Volunteer. -Best Organiser.
About the other one: I thought of fusing "Best writing" and "Best artist", since none of those categories have been competitive enough these last few years to have an award each. So "Best artist" can be the best writing or the best drawing or the best person at any artistic discipline. What do y'all think?
Well, if you just unite creative writing with art there won't be thirteen awards, which is surely undesirable.
My general feeling is that the list of awards should be kept as it is, to act as a stimulus. I can think of a few awards that won't be very competitive this year, because the site hasn't been very active outside the Snicket threads, but perhaps knowing there are awards will give people more of an incentive to do things in future. And those who have heroically kept things going deserve credit, even if there aren't many of them.
On the other hand - has there been any creative writing this year? An award with no nominees might be a a bit of a problem.