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Author Topic: 2018 Superlative Category Suggestions  (Read 489 times)


Offline phinneas

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2018 Superlative Category Suggestions
« on: May 26, 18, 10:29:01 AM »
Helllooooooo writing fam.

Superlatives for 2018 are a ways off yet, but we want to take a look at the categories currently eligible to be nominated/awarded and see if anything ought to change.

I'll list the current categories below. If you have an idea for a new category to add, reply to this thread and toss your idea out there. Would you rather see one of the current categories decommissioned? Make a suggestion. If there's enough feedback here we'll run polls to see what goes and what stays for the next round of Superlatives.

Current Categories:

Best Writer
Most Creative
Best Plot Mover

Best of the Years
Character of the Year
Thread of the Year

Best Caste Representation:
Best Landen
Best Warlord
Best Prince   
Best Warlord Prince   
Best witch   
Best Healer   
Best Priestess   
Best Black Widow   
Best Queen   
Best Multi Caste   

Ad Hoc:
Best Dynamic Duo   
Best Hero
Best Show of Power   
Best Star Crossed Lovers   
Best Villain
Most Influential Character   
Most Likely to Get in a Bar Fight   
Scariest Fothermucker
Sexiest Female Character
Sexiest Male Character

Territory Categories:
Best Territory Ruler   
Most Captivating Territory   
Best Group Organization   
Best Askavi T Character
Best Chaillot Character
Best Dena Nehele Character
Best Dhemlan T Character
Best Hayll Character
Best Pruul Character
Best Raej Character
Best Shalador Character
Best Tacea Character
Best Askavi K Character
Best Dea al Mon Character
Best Dharo Character
Best Dhemlan K Character
Best Glacia Character
Best Little Terreille Character
Best Nharkava Character
Best Scelt Character

Thread Categories:
Best Character Development   
Best Plot Development   
Most Captivating Thread 
Best Written Thread   
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Re: 2018 Superlative Category Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 18, 01:18:34 PM »
Cutest Couple! Or Most Adorable Love Story. Or Most Entrancing Romance. Or Most Kissy-Wissy. Idk. Something cute and fluffy about love and couple-y-ness. Theres quite a few snugglebbs on the board that make you wanna shove them together and go 'KISS'. I think it's a valid category outside of 'dynamic duos'.

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Re: 2018 Superlative Category Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 18, 11:11:13 PM »
Agreed! A Steamiest Thread Category might also be nice, since there are so many great and smutty writers on the site!
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Re: 2018 Superlative Category Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 18, 02:24:39 AM »
I third these. I'd like to see Most Steamy Thread and a Most Romantic Thread. Given how passionate the Blood are and that its not just violence, these have long deserved to be a category, and they should be separate, because they are different themes. I'd also like to see, Most Affectionate Character, most Romantic Duo. With all these categories, I notice that love, compassion, and the sensual barely get any play.

Also, Best Newbie Thread/Character would be cool. It can be hard for newer writers unless they really pound the keys, and not everyone has the time, or lack of shyness for that.

Most Political Shaker is also a cool idea.

Lastly, I'd love to see a category for Best Written/Most Badass Light Jewel, for Purple Dusk Descent or less (since Opal counts as a Dark in most territories IC), since its often less likely for a lighter jewel to get a fair number of these categories.

Just some ideas I've had kicking around in my head since last year as well as in support of what's been mentioned already. Either way, hope it goes well as usual.  8)
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Re: 2018 Superlative Category Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 18, 02:46:37 AM »
Biggest Plot Twist for all those moments where we're completely caught off guard.

Most Villainous Moment because we DO have a best villain category but we don't have something that recognizes moments of villainy on it's own and it can come from characters who are not, at their core, villains.

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Re: 2018 Superlative Category Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 18, 04:09:03 AM »
Now there's like 30 writers, there should be more OOC superlative categories. Things like Most Improved for writers who have really developed their craft over the past year. We could also split Most Creative into a writing and art category, because some people don't have the machinery to make graphics and having those count for Most Creative seems a little unbalanced. Most Dynamic could be a superlative for someone who's really up for whatever and throws themselves into whatever plot pops up. Most Comedic for writers who make us laugh. 

We have thread categories for Best Character/Plot Development, but I think it'd be cool to have an overall Best Character Development superlative! A lot of characters grow and change by great degrees through a year, and it'd be nice to give the characters who really GET somewhere a shoutout. I also think a Best Plot Arc superlative would be cool. Things like Jeremiah's Maker arc or the Sabbah plot arc in Pruul, that aren't Territory-level plot but affect a lot more than one character and really drive interest in the Territory? I guess this could overlap with Best Plot Mover, but I'd think this would highlight cooperative work rather than solo running.

Haloriel has a great idea with the superlatives for newbies. We could limit it to players who have joined or returned since Jan 1 of the preceding year. Best New Writer (OOC) and Best New Character (Ad Hoc) would be cool to see.

I've also thought of a few others, but don't really have like, nice explanations for them:
Ad Hoc:
Best Antihero - We tend to get a lot of antihero noms for Best Hero anyway
Funniest Character
Best One-Liner - We have a whole channel for it! (This could also be for OOC I guess)
Best Ruler - For the ones who rule something other than a Territory
Best MotG
Best Steward
Best First Escort
Best Frenemies - non sexual frenemies >:|
Best Relationship

Territory Categories:
Best Multi-Territory - We have a lot of characters who travel around a lot and might have a smaller footprint in their home territory than they do on a Realm stage
Best Plot Lead Character - For situations where the PL character isn't the Territory Ruler IE Hayll, Glacia, LT, Chaillot

Thread Categories:
Funniest Thread
Most Suspenseful

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Re: 2018 Superlative Category Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 18, 09:38:40 AM »
Best Broken Character. I think these characters are very interesting and deserve their own spotlight!

Best Moment of Madness. This used to be a category, and we have a lot more characters with shattered/damaged chalices these days. I think a category highlighting not the mental illness, but the most poignantly written moment of mental health struggle would be good, especially since so many of us at BR battle with our own brain beasties.

Most Dramatic F*ck Up. We celebrate well written victories, but I think that character failures are just as important to character development and just as much fun to read. I like the idea of a category that celebrates these character defining low points.
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Re: 2018 Superlative Category Suggestions
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 18, 11:02:00 AM »
Hearth Witch and Witch should be separate categories at this point, as there's a strong showing of both. Ditto Jeweless Blood and Landen.
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