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Drunk Duck Awards 2020
Andreas_Helixfinger at 10:24AM, May 19, 2020
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I'm sure it is, Bravo. But I'm just really, really into these scripts I'm writing for future stories. And when I get really into my writing process, I just really gotta keep that train going without interruption for months on end. But perhaps I'll give it a go next time you guys are doing one of these👍
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bravo1102 at 10:50AM, May 19, 2020
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That's the point. You do a presentation page featuring the characters you're writing about to get to know them even better. It's a recommended writing exercise.
Andreas_Helixfinger at 11:18AM, May 19, 2020
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bravo1102 wrote:
That's the point. You do a presentation page featuring the characters you're writing about to get to know them even better. It's a recommended writing exercise.

You really want me in on this, don't you? Alright, I'll guess my availability still stands, if the exercise is golden enough for you to recommend it twice.
Niccea at 5:06PM, May 20, 2020
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So, I would like to make sure we have the categories hammered out. I'm open to forcing the age categories mostly because I have to chuck out several votes because the comics don't have the correct rating. And sometimes the comics that make the cut still might be good representatives of the category. (More common with E rated comics.)


And maybe we can tie the best community project award with the community achievement user award. I seriously don't know what projects are running more, and there are some projects that don't necessarily read like a regular comic.
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Genejoke at 6:37PM, May 20, 2020
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The community thing sounds like a good idea, as does dropping all ages. I do think best adult is required though, for audience perception and showing DD is adult friendly and for the judges. Well unless we banned adult comics from the awards entirely but I think that would be a bad idea. Where are things on the best use of medium etc? best photo and best 3d were good for more niche comics, but I get why they were merged into traditional and non traditional and whatever.
Niccea at 2:14AM, May 21, 2020
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They medium awards also wrapped in beast black anfd white and Best color. Combining those awards with 3D, photo, and sprite awards was done to cut down on awards. I can think non-traditional has been working well, but traditional, not so much. But we can drop traditional or combine the categories and just make it use of medium.

And I admit to not knowing how this will affect how much love some comics get.
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bravo1102 at 4:43AM, May 21, 2020
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I think it's possible that some may not get that digital drawing and coloring is considered a traditional medium for comics.

There is some great art in the comics on DD and they deserve recognition.

I'm the guy who helped to come up with the combo of categories that ended up as traditional and non-traditional. I'm really at a loss as to how you could still give proper recognition to work in ink, pen and tablet as well as 3D, photo, pixel and collage without the two categories.
El Cid at 6:15AM, May 22, 2020
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I think we need both categories. Combining them might actually exacerbate the problem, since I suspect the reason Best Use Of Traditional Medium had so many issues last time was because it was too broad a category. If anything, the solution would be to split Best Traditional into two categories so votes would be more focused, like Best Use Of Traditional Art: Toon and Best Use Of Traditional Art: Realism, or Eastern v Western Art… but that would add categories, not to mention the line between traditional art styles is so blurred anyway. It's probably best just to leave it for now and see if last time was just a fluke.

I'm having a hard time even thinking of any currently ongoing community projects right now. There was Secret Santa… the Bikini Dodgeball thing seems to have fizzled out… It would probably be more useful to use that spot to promote and inspire future community projects, and give some kind of award/honors to all the current community projects while spotlighting their achievements.
Niccea at 7:16PM, June 7, 2020
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Sorry for disappearing again. I'm a little “out of shape.” I'm going to start accepting submissions for “For Your Consideration” pages. I'll accept them through early July. I'll get the exact dates up later. I decided not to change the schedule for the awards. And still keep them in the same general time frame we have every year.


For people new to the awards, For Your Consideration pages are for authors to showcase their comics and raise awareness of which awards they are seeking nominations for.

I'm going to make a unilateral move and provide an optional theme for these. I want to know how you characters have been coping over the past year. What did they do last year in lieu of the awards (we didn't have them last year)? Or do they have their own tips for surviving the current pandemic? The theme for the pages is optional and you can be as simple or complex as you would like. Keep it E - T so we can keep the awards accessable to a large audience.

Thanks.
dpat57 at 6:14AM, June 9, 2020
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Oooooooh, he said thoughtfully, before realizing he was making noises out loud again.
Tantz_Aerine at 6:30AM, June 9, 2020
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That sounds interesting and potentially fun! I'll have to think on that theme!
 
bravo1102 at 7:04AM, June 9, 2020
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Too bad I have nothing to do an FYC for.

Guess I'm better off. :D
Niccea at 4:05PM, June 10, 2020
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bravo1102 wrote:
Too bad I have nothing to do an FYC for.

Guess I'm better off. :D

Aww man. I wanted to know if your “actors” social distanced to scale or followed the 6 ft rule.
Genejoke at 6:46PM, June 10, 2020
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Niccea wrote:
bravo1102 wrote:
Too bad I have nothing to do an FYC for.

Guess I'm better off. :D

Aww man. I wanted to know if your “actors” social distanced to scale or followed the 6 ft rule.

wouldn't it be more like a nine inch rule?
pkism at 1:26AM, June 18, 2020
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I'm new 'round here so I went looking for some examples and found this post from the last awards thread. Thought I'd link it if there's anyone else like me looking for examples/inspiration.
Niccea at 9:28AM, June 27, 2020
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So I lost track of some time with having two kids running around. Also, my boss keeps switching me from working at home to working in the office which throws of my internal schedule…

Anyways. This is the new schedule of events. Always subject two some flexing. We are running about two weeks behind from usual. Which isn't bad.

Planning ~ Now - July

Red Carpet Submissions Accepted ~ Now - September 1st

FYC Pages Accepted ~ Now - July 18th

The Drunk Duck Award Design Contest
Submissions ~ June 27th - July 4th
Voting ~ July 5th - July 11th

Drunk Duck Awards Voting Opens ~ July 12th - August 8th

Tie Breakers (as needed) ~ August 9th - August 15th

Finalists Announced/Volunteers Assigned ~ August 16th - August 22nd

Judging ~ August 23rd - October 10th

Emergency Wrap Up ~ October 11th - October 24th

The Ceremony Begins ~ October 26th
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chlfan at 12:33PM, July 8, 2020
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man i wish i had one of those awards anything to make me happy and upbeat
bravo1102 at 12:32AM, July 9, 2020
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chlfan wrote:
man i wish i had one of those awards anything to make me happy and upbeat
All glory is fleeting.
Niccea at 6:23AM, July 12, 2020
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The ballot for the Drunk Duck Awards is now open. Vote Here!
Niccea at 4:42PM, July 19, 2020
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For my people that have judged before, and have been on the Discord server. What is your opinion of it? I'm not able to get into the forum we use every year. I'm thinking about looking into Discord as an alternative. I think it might be able to get it to do what we need it to do, and it might facilitate real time conversation for the judges.
usedbooks at 8:40AM, July 20, 2020
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I know nothing about Discord, but I can to figure it out. Whatever works best for you.
El Cid at 6:02PM, July 20, 2020
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I've never discorded before. Will have to check it out.
Niccea at 5:24PM, July 21, 2020
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So yeah. Can't get the forum back, but Discord will get the job done.

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Niccea at 8:44AM, Aug. 9, 2020
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