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2015 DD Awards: Planning
Niccea at 6:57PM, April 13, 2015
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Everything noted Bravo. 
Only concern about use of non traditional medium is that we combined best Color and Best Black and white into Best Use of Medium. I think we can do something that will include different medium comics, but I think we are going to have to work out new name for one category or the other. Unless we want to change the names to Best Use of Traditional Medium and Best Use of Non-Traditional Medium. In addition, need to clearly define the difference between non-traditional and tradional in the discription.
Niccea at 6:45AM, April 26, 2015
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Only 4 more days to put your two cents in for the FYC plot line. I've had 5 entries so far.
JustNoPoint at 8:07PM, April 30, 2015
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JustNoPoint tried to cheat and see who wins early. He creates a time machine that malfunctions sending everyone on DD to different time periods. Now it's up to them to find their way back to their own timeline and get to the awards!
 
Ideas could include but not be limited to: Characters going into the past and living all the years it takes to get to the awards again.
Raiding old awards.
 
Dr Who references galore!
 
Going into the future and living it up in the FIXED DD!!! :o
 
Would need 1 page to start it off and 1 page to finish the story where something happens to correct it. Maybe Niccea goes back in time 1 minute before I mess everything up and bonks me on the head or something. 
 
Niccea, Are you on Facebook? You really need to promote this stuff in the DD group as well. I would promote this but it's the last day. I'll try to keep an eye out better. 
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Niccea at 6:46AM, May 1, 2015
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I did the first announcement but no reminders.
 
And…scene. I'll be back later on today to finish off the contest with how we select the winners.
Niccea at 6:57PM, May 3, 2015
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So, here are our contestants for the FYC plotline contest. Submit your votes to me by May 10th.
 
SnowTheHedgehog: WOWIO or the Drunk Duck Corporation or whatnot need a new (insert job name), now's your chance to apply!
 
 
Kou The Mad: The Zombie Army of Ghenghis Khan invades and steal the awards.
 
 
CallMeTom: Plot idea 1: Do to budget cuts the Drunk Duck Awards will no longer provide gold plated caviar powered limos! Now all FYC's need to make there OWN way to the awards! 
 
CallMeTom:  Plot Idea 2: Well since the last venue got wrecked after that thing during the afterparty and then kinda blown up. We now need to find a new venue! Addon by Bravo1102: No one wants to rent us a hall, from the big theaters down to the Local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall)
 
 
KAM: Space aliens, or a mega corporation, or a mega corporation run by space aliens, is looking to take control of some intellectual property that they can use to promote their ideas and make money so they're analyzing various Drunk Duck comics as potential properties to buy and conquer the world with.
 
 
JustNoPoint: JustNoPoint tried to cheat and see who wins early. He creates a time machine that malfunctions sending everyone on DD to different time periods. Now it's up to them to find their way back to their own timeline and get to the awards!
 
Ideas could include but not be limited to: Characters going into the past and living all the years it takes to get to the awards again.
Raiding old awards.
 
Dr Who references galore!
 
Going into the future and living it up in the FIXED DD!!! :o
 
Would need 1 page to start it off and 1 page to finish the story where something happens to correct it. Maybe Niccea goes back in time 1 minute before I mess everything up and bonks me on the head or something. 
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Niccea at 6:24PM, May 9, 2015
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I'll be accepting votes for the FYC plot contest until the end of tomorrow. Right now we have a tie and I would like to break it as painlessly as possible.
Niccea at 6:49PM, May 11, 2015
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The winner of the FYC contest is CallMeTom (idea #2). Does anyone want to volunteer to do the first page to illustrate the plot? The FYC pages won't actually start up until June, of course. 
Niccea at 6:42PM, May 13, 2015
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* = Changed Award
** = New Award
GENRE AWARDS 
 
 
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 Drama:
(Short Discription Pending)
 
 
Best Fantasy Comic:
Magical, mythical, mystical, marvelous. Comics set in fantastical 
settings, involving magic or mythical creatures, abilities, or beings.
 
Best Horror Comic:
The dark, scary, and twisted. Monsters, psychological thrillers, and
 ax-wielding psychos all have their place among these wonderfully 
horrific comics.

 
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 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 Superhero Comic:
Too super for other categories. 
 
 
~~~~~ 
 
 
STYLE AWARDS 
 
3D/Poser:  
Comics that make use of the THIRD DIMENSION (oo, ah) or appear to.
 
*Best Action Within A Comic   : 
Chase scenes, fights, big explosions; CRASH POW ZOOM – you know the stuff
   
Best Manga Style Comic:
Comics inspired by the artistic style and conventions of Japanese cartooning.
 
  
Most Deliciously Offensive:
These f&%#@ comics might p^@(# you the f*^^@* off.
 
~~~~~
 
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 Medium: 
Whether the comic is in black and white or full color, the author does a good job at using it.
 
Most Improved Art:
The comic that shows the most artistic improvement between July 2011 and now.
 
~~~~~
 
CHARACTER AWARDS
 
Best Protagonist:
Contrary to popular belief, the protagonist is the main character of the story whether they are good or evil. 
  
Best Antagonist:
Opposes the protagonist. Doesn't necesarily have to be evil 
incarnate, it could be Superman in a comic about Lex Luthor for example.
 
Best Supporting Character:
A noteworthy secondary character; can be good, bad, or other.

  
~~~~~
  
USER AWARDS
  
**Outstanding Achievement Within the Community:
The
 user that will win this award is always there to particpate in the 
community no matter what. These people show their support for the site 
within the forums and by participating in community projects.

 
  
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 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.
  

 
  
~~~~~
 
THE BIG ONES
 
Best Completed Comic:
Comics that were concluded sometime between July 2014 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.
 
~~~~~
 
Create Your Own Award
Didn't see the proper award for the comic/person you were thinking of on this 
list? Make one up. Create your own award and give it a winner. Best 
awards will be chosen by a dedicated team of judges. 
   

So, I added Best Drama and removed Best Romance in a comic.
 
If we want to add another character award, like Best Couple (romance or otherwise), we need to define it very clearly. It was a headache with the ballots that last time we ran that one.
 
Also I know there has been a mention of scraping out Best 3D/Poser and using Best Use of Non-Traditional Medium. This is also something that would need some further definition. 
 
Finally, after running it for a couple of years, what is the general opinion of the Create Your Own Award.
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tupapayon at 3:47PM, May 20, 2015
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Ooh… I'll be the a-hole… completed comic between July 2013 to present?… that would be in the last two years?… ok, I figure it's from July 2014 to present… but I'm such a great a- hole…
Call Me Tom at 12:38PM, May 21, 2015
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Sigh, I'll sighn up for doing the FYC intro page, unless anyone better comes along…
I'm sorry for any offence I cause.
Niccea at 4:39PM, May 22, 2015
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Go for it!
Genejoke at 1:18AM, May 23, 2015
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I think for the create your own award it should be done as an optional extra by presenters, more of a comedy extra.
tupapayon at 12:33PM, May 23, 2015
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Genejoke wrote:
I think for the create your own award it should be done as an optional extra by presenters, more of a comedy extra.
Yeah…. something like the comic with the most wasted bullets, the most useless sidekick in a comic, etc… how would thst be regulated?…
Niccea at 5:59PM, May 23, 2015
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The create your own award so far has just been a collection that we voted on. I'm open to other ways to do it. Or canceling it.
Genejoke at 2:53PM, May 31, 2015
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And what about the best non-traditional use of medium for comics that aren't created traditionally (i.e> drawn) It could also replace best 3D/poser?
Or best photo/3D or sprite comic?  just sort of combine the non traditional ones into one heading.  
Niccea at 6:57PM, June 8, 2015
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Thanks to Call Me Tom for getting the first page for the FYCs together.
 
FYC's will be accepted until during the first week of voting. 
 
Rules:
Keep the pages G
Stick to the theme of hunting for/suggesting a venue
On the page you can include what you would like your comic to be nominated for or I can put your request on the comic.
PQ pages to me
JNP offered the suggestion of using the project wonderful ads as inspiration.
Niccea at 7:44PM, June 8, 2015
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And also, trophy designs will be accepted through June 15. Please use white or transparent background.
Niccea at 6:23PM, June 17, 2015
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* = Changed Award
** = New Award
 
 
GENRE AWARDS 
 
 
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 Drama:
(Short Discription Pending)
 
 
Best Fantasy Comic:
Magical, mythical, mystical, marvelous. Comics set in fantastical 
settings, involving magic or mythical creatures, abilities, or beings.
 
Best Horror Comic:
The dark, scary, and twisted. Monsters, psychological thrillers, and
 ax-wielding psychos all have their place among these wonderfully 
horrific comics.

 
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 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 Superhero Comic:
Too super for other categories. 
 
 
~~~~~ 
 
 
STYLE AWARDS 
 
*Best Action Within A Comic   : 
Chase scenes, fights, big explosions; CRASH POW ZOOM – you know the stuff
   
Best Manga Style Comic:
Comics inspired by the artistic style and conventions of Japanese cartooning.
  
  
Most Deliciously Offensive:
These f&%#@ comics might p^@(# you the f*^^@* off.
 
~~~~~
 
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 Non-Traditional Medium: 
 Comics that use 3D rendering, Photography, Sprites, or Maccoroni Art
 
 *Best Use of Traditional Medium: 
Comics that use traditional artistic mediums or the computer to simulate them.
 
Most Improved Art:
The comic that shows the most artistic improvement between July 2011 and now.
 
~~~~~
 
CHARACTER AWARDS
 
Best Protagonist:
Contrary to popular belief, the protagonist is the main character of the story whether they are good or evil. 
  
Best Antagonist:
Opposes the protagonist. Doesn't necesarily have to be evil 
incarnate, it could be Superman in a comic about Lex Luthor for example.
 
Best Supporting Character:
A noteworthy secondary character; can be good, bad, or other.

  
~~~~~
  
USER AWARDS
  
**Outstanding Achievement Within the Community:
The
 user that will win this award is always there to particpate in the 
community no matter what. These people show their support for the site 
within the forums and by participating in community projects.

 
  
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 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.
  

 
  
~~~~~
 
THE BIG ONES
 
Best Completed Comic:
Comics that were concluded sometime between July 2014 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.
 
~~~~~
 
Create Your Own Award
Didn't see the proper award for the comic/person you were thinking of on this 
list? Make one up. Create your own award and give it a winner. Best 
awards will be chosen by a dedicated team of judges. 
     
Last call to make changes to categories (and to help with a short description for the Drama A.ward)
 
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Niccea at 3:04PM, July 1, 2015
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I have a description for the Drama category. Please let me know if I'm off base. I was not the one who originally wrote any of the descriptions for the awards and I need the feed back. I used the blurb from usedbooks' argument for adding the category to create the description.
 
A story focused on a real world setting and is character-driven with a focus on emotions. Courtroom dramas, medical dramas, crime dramas, romantic dramas, high school dramas (but when is high school not dramatic?), etc.
 
 
 
I did not add anything for a couple or duo award this time around. The time I ran this one was a real headache when it came to counting the ballots, and I didn't feel like it has been fleshed out enough to add it back into the awards yet. Also, we have the same amount of awards that we did last year, and due to the social loafing, I don't like to add more. Now, if anyone comes in here and posts that another category needs to be added, I might be able to make some last minute changes to the ballot, but I would perfer if another category was subtracted or changed. For example, getting rid of Best Manga that underperformed last year and replacing it with something else.
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usedbooks at 7:15PM, July 6, 2015
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I'd say to use discretion on categories and what is judged based on vote results. Not enough votes, drop the category. If there's only one nominee getting significant votes (or a dozen ties for second), don't put the category through a judging panel; just award that winner. (Save some headaches and can help decide categories for next year.)
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Niccea at 5:26PM, July 9, 2015
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That is what I did last year. Though I didn't entirely erase categories because I wasn't too sure of the reaction. So, I just awarded to the highest voted. Not a lot of votes in yet, but I'm hopeful it will workout.
Niccea at 5:09PM, July 21, 2015
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There are a couple of categories in danger of being cut. Please post this banner around the site to help lead to higher voting. Also please suggest to your readers about joining up as a volunteer. Thanks!
[url=https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XBSpVRkJO8YfjfKGCeCi4kcr4uruiKbaN2Wf2iPzCTQ/][img]https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.drunkduck.com/users/Niccea/assets/2015votebanner.jpg[/img][/url]
Niccea at 5:17PM, Aug. 2, 2015
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TieBreakers!
Genejoke at 4:29AM, Aug. 6, 2015
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Where are we at? I'm good for some presentations.  Consider me a go to guy for any gaps, and sign me up for some as standard.  I'd like to do best horror presentation if possible, and of course others, give me two or three to start is needed. 
JustNoPoint at 5:40AM, Sept. 2, 2015
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Hey guys. Niccea had some personal issues that set her back a bit. She's still moving forward with the awards but I'm going to take over for the judging portion.
 
I also tweaked the dates for everything.
Judging ~ August 16 - September 25
  
Emergency Wrap Up ~ September 26 - October 11
   
The Ceremony Begins ~ October 12
There is more time to complete presentations and to judge. We need a few more judges still. Let me know specifically if you wouldn't mind doing the Best Completed Comic. That's the biggest category and it doesn't have any judges yet. A few other random categories need them as well.
Thanks!

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