Drunk Duck Awards

2011 Big Ol' Volunteer Thread
Niccea at 12:51PM, Aug. 26, 2011
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What are you willing to do to get the awards off the ground? We need people for everything. There are some things that I can fill in the gaps for, but other things that I just need help with. This thread will become more organized as we get more volunteers (and as my laptop comes back from the shop). So we need:
 
People that might be willing to help with the technicall asspect of running the awards. This includes helping to make the ballot and judging forums, any banners that need to be made, comic design, counting the votes when the votes come in (and weeding out disqualified nominees).
 
Presenters - People who want to make comic page presentations for the awards. Right now I'm just collecting a master list of those interested. Please note that the commitment for the presenters will not be until October when the nominations come in. If there is a category from the list that you are interested in presenting already (or not interested) speak up. Also, we need presentation comics to be kept clean. The awards comic is rated “E.” (You can do more than one if we need it).
 
Judges - Pretty much the same as the presenters as far as when the commitment is only you will be grouped with two other judges to judge a category. Please make an account in the official forum:
http://www.justnopoint.com/drunkduck/forum/index.php
Just PQ me with your username and email address when you make an account so I can verify it. That is where I will manage judging sign ups.
 
Extra stuff - Think of anything the awards need but I haven't listed (like those extra pages from last time) or anything else. Just PQ me so I can take things into consideration. This is sort of going to be flying by the seat of our pants due to lack of time. So anything that can be done to help will be nice.
 
Don't forget to go to the planning thread to help us finalize categories and how the awards should be run.
 
Below are the categories for presenting, with the taken ones missing.
If you don't ask for a category it will be randomized.
 
GENRE/STYLE AWARDS
 
3D/Poser:
Comics that make use of the THIRD DIMENSION (oo, ah) or appear to.
 
Best Action Comic:
Chase scenes, fights, big explosions; CRASH POW ZOOM – you know the stuff
 
Best Abstract/Random Comic:
Now for something completely different. Comics that march to the
beat of their own drum, may have varied subject matter or mismatched
jokes.
 
Best Adventure Comic:
Quests, missions, explorations, and/or other dangerous or exciting ventures.
 
Best Adult-oriented Comic:
A-rated comics. XXX No one under 18 admitted! Live nudes! Or excessive violence. Or both!
 
Best All Ages Comic:
Child-friendly comics that the whole family can enjoy.
 
Best Anthropomorphic Comic:
They act like people and think like people, but they look like foxes or dolphins or toasters.
 
**Best Community Project:
Comics and projects that bring together a variety of DD members for
massive synergy! (DD Awards are not eligible, for giving ourselves an
award would create a paradox vortex from which there is no escape.)

 
 
**Best Humor Comic:
Gags, jokes, lols, roflmaos, and such. Format and subject matter aren't important. It just has to make you laugh.

 

Best Mystery/Crime/Noir:
Crime drama, police, mobsters, mysteries, hard-boiled detectives, and/or meddling kids.
 
Best Parody/Tribute:
Comics that use the characters, worlds, or creations of other creators. It's not copyright infringement! It's an homage!
 
Best Philosophical/Political Comic:
Make-you-think comics that address deep topics from the spiritual and philosophical to the cultural or political.
 
Best Photo Comic:
Smile! You're on Comic Camera!
 
 
Best Sci-fi Comic:
A form of speculative fiction so named because the fantastical
elements are rooted in or explained by actual or fictional scientific
theory.
 
Best Stick Figure or Simplified Art Comic:
o.o ^_^
 

**Most Deliciously Offensive:
These f&%#@ comics might p^@(# you the f*^^@* off.

 
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TECHNICAL AWARDS
 
Best Background Art:
The background, setting, environment, and surroundings. Including architecture, scenery, furniture, vehicles, etc.
 
Best Character Design:
The artistic design of the characters. This includes anatomy, facial
expressions, and clothing (but not speech, mannerisms, or
personality/actions).
 
Best Comic Layouts:
The components of visual storytelling that harmonize the artwork
into a page and direct flow and pacing. Includes panel shape and
position, placement of speech balloons, lettering, and general
readability.
 
Best Dialogue:
It's all about what they say and how they say it.
 
Best Plot Development:
The overall story composition and pacing, and the use of storytelling elements.
 
Best Use of Color:
Creative and technical mastery of color to create mood and interest.
 
**Best Use of B&W:
Best use of black and white techniques, such as cross-hatching, contrast, and screen-tones.

 
Most Improved Art:
The comic that shows the most artistic improvement between July 2010 and now.
 
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CHARACTER AWARDS
 

Best Bad Guy/Girl:
Opposes
the good guy – or opposes good things and noble actions in general,
usually a rival or villain. Doesn't necesarily have to be evil
incarnate, but these guys and gals are good at being bad.
 
Best Supporting Character:
A noteworthy secondary character; can be good, bad, or other.
 
**Best Couple/Duo:
A memorable pairing of chums, lovers, associates, partners, or
co-conspirators. Whether Scarlett and Rhett or Batman and Robin, it's
the relationship between them that counts!

 
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USER AWARDS
 
**Nicest User:
The user whom you know is always smiling whistling and just being oh so nice.

 
**Funniest User:
It's that guy/girl that always makes you lol or chuckle. You can't wait to read his/her hilarious posts or comments or comics.

 

**Most Helpful User:
The user is willing to lend a hand, the one you can count on.

 
**Most Supportive Reader:
Maybe they leave the most comments or the most insightful ones, or
they draw wonderful fanart, or they are always available to discuss your
script ideas or send you cards when you're on hiatus.

 
**Most Dedicated Creator:
That creator who seems to be a page-making machine, every day on
time – or maybe the one who has been at it forever and has a thousand
pages of the most amazing quality – or the one who is updating five
different regular comics on a schedule. Whatever they are doing, they
sure are DEDICATED.

 
**Most Promising Newcomer:
This kid just showed up out of the blue this year, and (s)he's already making the rest of us look bad!

 
 
**Most Awesomest Admin or Moderator:
Because they are awesome. They put up with the rest of us crazy ducks in the pond.

 
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THE BIG ONES
 
Best Completed Comic:
Comics that were concluded sometime between July 2010 and now. (Indefinite hiatus doesn't count.)
 
Best Overall Comic Strip:
Best webcomic with stand-alone updates or short, unrelated story arcs, usually in a horizontal or vertical strip format.
 
Best Overall Story Comic:
Best webcomic that tells a continuous story, usually in full page format.
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usedbooks at 6:09PM, Aug. 26, 2011
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Afraid I'm technically inept. -_-
 
 
But I'll happily judge and present.
DaWaterRat at 8:03PM, Aug. 26, 2011
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I'm happy to judge, present, make backgrounds, buttons, pages, coalate data, verify nominiees… anything that doesn't require me to dust off my 10 years out of date html skills.  :)
Genejoke at 11:41AM, Aug. 27, 2011
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happy to judge and present, anything else…  maybe.  except site type stuff.
Lopriest at 1:20PM, Aug. 27, 2011
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Guess I could present.
El Cid at 2:21PM, Aug. 27, 2011
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I can judge and I can set up a forum. I'm iffy on whether or how much I can present though; a lot going on with other stuff right now.
Lopriest at 3:43PM, Aug. 27, 2011
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@El Cid, we should do a joint presentation.  Angie and Roxy together as presenters would be awesome :D
El Cid at 4:31PM, Aug. 27, 2011
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Lopriest wrote:
@El Cid, we should do a joint presentation.  Angie and Roxy together as presenters would be awesome :D
 
Heh! That could be interesting. But I'd have to tell Angie to leave her sword behind. She gets in a stabby kinda mood when she doesn't win…
El Cid at 4:35PM, Aug. 27, 2011
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Oh, and here's one possible solution for the ballots: Google GMail has a built-in form feature. When the user presses SUBMIT, the data is automatically sent to a spreadsheet in your Google Documents, which makes it a lot easier to sort. Just an idea. Here's one I made:
 
Fake DD Awards Ballot (link removed)
 
Somebody could make a Gmail account that all of the ballot counters have access to and then they could use a Gmail Form like that one.
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JustNoPoint at 4:52PM, Aug. 27, 2011
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Oh that looks like it may be better than my ballot.
 
 I can't shake feeling bad here so I'll give Niccea access to the old forum and ballot and I'll help her figure out how to use them. And I'll try to give her a crash course in the awards. If you guys still want to do this then it's wrong of me to take “my ball” and just go with it. I can at least pass the torch.
 
You wouldn't happen to have google talk would you Niccea?
 
EDIT: I work 12 hours every Sat, Sun, Monday though so I'll be hard to reach on those days.
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Niccea at 6:15PM, Aug. 27, 2011
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Yep got me Gmail. That would work cause I was going to end up getting the results into a spreadsheet one way or another. I love spread sheets.
And I got Gmail/Google Talk it is the same as my name.
RPGgrenade at 8:46PM, Aug. 27, 2011
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I would very much like the honor of presenting one of the awards =D
I don't wish to present for the ‘adult themed comics’ category though =)  any other is fine I would just love to be a part of this =D

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JustNoPoint at 2:38AM, Aug. 28, 2011
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Niccea wrote:
Yep got me Gmail. That would work cause I was going to end up getting the results into a spreadsheet one way or another. I love spread sheets.
And I got Gmail/Google Talk it is the same as my name.
Sent you an invite. :)
Niccea at 9:39AM, Aug. 28, 2011
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I don't know if I adequately replied to this, but I love the the Gmail form. Much better than my idea. I was toying with it and it seems that I can make the results visible to other Gmail members or give a link to view the results to certain people.
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El Cid at 2:46PM, Aug. 28, 2011
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Yeah, GMail docs are a great tool! I've used ‘em a few times to
collaborate on scripts with DD people. It didn’t even dawn on me that
you could share the spreadsheet without creating a special user account.
That is so much better!
El Cid at 2:50PM, Aug. 28, 2011
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Btw some joker actually used my phony form today and put in some pretty *interesting* entries. I don't know who this “Genus Jokicus” person is, but when I get my hands on him…
alejkhan at 4:52PM, Aug. 28, 2011
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I've never had anything to do with the DD awards (on purpose), but
since I got to experience it last year, I think I'd like to somehow
contribute this time around.  I'd be willing to judge, draw a presentation, or whatever.  Just let me know what I can do.
JustNoPoint at 5:38PM, Aug. 28, 2011
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I missed you today Niccea. Sorry. I was at work. I have to work tomorrow too. I don't work Tues-Friday.
Exzachly at 2:52AM, Aug. 29, 2011
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yup yup, I'll present.
Genejoke at 5:37AM, Aug. 29, 2011
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El Cid wrote:
Btw some joker actually used my phony form today and put in some pretty *interesting* entries. I don't know who this “Genus Jokicus” person is, but when I get my hands on him…
Surely you can work that one out.
El Cid at 5:51AM, Aug. 29, 2011
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It's a stumper, but there are clues. The offending entries were typed
with a keyboard so we know we're looking for someone who has fingers.
 
The manhunt continues.
Genejoke at 5:55AM, Aug. 29, 2011
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They could have used other parts of their anatomy.  A nose perhaps.
El Cid at 5:56AM, Aug. 29, 2011
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Dammit! Now I'm back at square one!
Genejoke at 6:04AM, Aug. 29, 2011
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Also, don't you think manhunt is a little sexist?  It could be a woman who defiled your form.  Perhaps it should be a witchhunt, or maybe just a person hunt.

Way to derail a thread.    I already volunteered….  I got nothin.
JediAnn Solo at 10:46AM, Aug. 30, 2011
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I'd be happy to help present if you guys need it! :)
I could also help with banners and buttons if needed.
Niccea at 12:43PM, Aug. 30, 2011
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Alright everyone. JNP gave me the keys to the old forum for the awards. People that joined last year are still there and this is where the judging happens.
 
http://www.justnopoint.com/drunkduck/forum/index.php
 
Just PQ me with your username and email address when you make an account so I can verify it.
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RPGgrenade at 6:16PM, Aug. 30, 2011
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is there a place where i should sign up to be a presenter aside from here?

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Niccea at 8:13PM, Aug. 30, 2011
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Nah. I am keeping track in an Excel document. I had to change the volunteer thing because I didn't have access to the forum until now.
ayesinback at 1:35PM, Aug. 31, 2011
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I have no experience at all with the awards – but I almost always have an opinion  :-)
So if you need a judge, I can probably do that as long as there are some kind of guidelines.
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Niccea at 1:44PM, Aug. 31, 2011
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ayesinback wrote:
I have no experience at all with the awards – but I almost always have an opinion  :-)
So if you need a judge, I can probably do that as long as there are some kind of guidelines.
Yeah there are some guidelines on the judging forum…they are from last year, but I can alwasy repost them. Basically collaborte with two of your peers to select a winner from given nominees. Give the noms and equal chance and use well reasoned arguments.

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