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.
Most compassionate is on the list twice, and there is no creative writing award as I saw in previous years. Is this on purpose?
Faith is being sure about what we hope for, being convinced about things we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
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?
Post by Hermes (or Herms) on May 16, 2019 14:39:35 GMT -5
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.
Terry Craig: that was an ace retort tbh, jean
Jan 25, 2020 22:10:11 GMT -5
emiliedenouement: Happy Year of the Rat! It is the setting of ASOUE...
Jan 26, 2020 23:01:48 GMT -5
emiliedenouement: also Book Club starting in Feb. w/ The Great Gatsby! Please join!
Jan 26, 2020 23:02:38 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF GERMAN NAZI CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP AUSCHWITZ 27 JANUARY 2020.
Jan 27, 2020 21:25:07 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: I would like to read now a short story written by Lemony Snicket about how VFD helped to defeat Nazism. This would be interesting to introduce the subject to children.
Jan 27, 2020 21:27:54 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: "Anne Frank - the Diary of a Young Girl",could be the book club's third book? I haven't read this one either.
Jan 27, 2020 21:35:14 GMT -5
Terry Craig: I think the historical events are interesting enough on their own, and don't need to be taught just to introduce children to Lemony Snicket.
Jan 27, 2020 21:35:21 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: You're right Terry.
Jan 27, 2020 21:36:40 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: This request of mine was a selfish appeal from my heart, disguised as a request on behalf of the children.
Jan 27, 2020 21:37:59 GMT -5
𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓻: i know anne frank was a belieber but i wonder if she was in the VFD too
Jan 27, 2020 21:58:29 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: I just read a 2013 report about your comment 𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓻, so I can understand the meaning. Through this report, I realized that there are people more self-centered than me.
Jan 27, 2020 22:46:00 GMT -5
Hermes (or Herms): If we manage to have Bearies this year, I know who I will nominate for Best Pairing.
Jan 28, 2020 6:20:44 GMT -5