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So it's started. A rootin' tootin' mystery out in the old west. The miners have arrived at Ashfork, and money is already starting to shuffle hands. But the night of knives is also well underway, and in just 3 days the death toll is already at 12.


Votes


Before you start voting, I encourage you to go to this thread so that you can see the mock RP these characters were made for, as well as the types of rules and hurdles their writers had to go through in order to make them. Once that's done, you may read the entries and vote for the best character for said RP. Simply name one character you're voting for in this thread to cast a vote. Contestants may vote if they wish.


Critique


This is also a space to give others advice so that they can grow as writers and make better character sheets in the future. All critiques are expected to be constructive in nature. Giving good critique is an art in itself, but there's a few tips that most of the pros genuinely agree on:

-Make your critiques into a “feedback sandwich.” That is to say any criticism should be between two slices of fresh praise.

I liked Jack's character in your story. He was extremely repeatable, and his dialog was really fun to read. I was less a fan of Janet, who felt less like a character and was just a doll for the keeper of secrets to bounce dialog off of. Overall though, the story had great pacing, and the reveal at the end was a great note to end it all on.


-Critique the work, not the writer. “You used too many adjectives” VS “I think this entry has too many adjectives.” It never hurts to present things as an opinion either.

-Not every aspect of a work needs to be critiqued. The point is to help the writer target their weakest areas, and they can't do that if you target too many things as a weakness. Don't nitpick if there are bigger problems worth addressing.


The above are not hard rules for the contest, but a good policy if you don't want contestant retaliation. Remember the golden rule: “Do unto others as you would like done unto you.”

As for those of you receiving critique, remember that the voters took time out of their day to read your entries. Replying to them with anything but gratitude for reading your entry or a request to clarify themselves is punching well above your weight class. Sometimes it's best to just mentally ignore critiques that you don't agree with instead of debating the point and making the voter feel like they wasted their time trying to help you. Remember the golden rule: “Do unto others as you would like done unto you.”


Deadline


Voting will close march 5th when I get home from work. Count on 7-9 PM GMT.


The Characters


@Briza



@Calle



@Gwynbleidd



@ayzrules

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Calle Dutch Dragongirl

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I liked all characters submitted here, but my vote goes to Kathryn Elizabeth Gamble. I like the way how she was presented and the character is interesting.

I don't really have feedback for the characters, but I enjoyed meeting them all.
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Gwynbleidd Summon The Bitches

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Place holder for when I give some comments and make my vote.





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Comments and vote are up!
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didn't write up any comments as I read, but my vote goes to @Calle :)
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Seems that @Gwynbleidd's saloon girl has won the contest. Congratulations!



Maybe someday I'll have a real reward up for the winner.

I'll have my own thoughts about the entries up at a later date, but for now, I've got some roleplaying to catch up on, and another contest to host. So keep your eyes open!

In the meantime, I eagerly await to see the entries to ode to fury roll out.
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Kept ya waitin' huh?

@Briza



@Calle



@Gwynbleidd



@ayzrules





Thanks again for participating! And remember to support your local contest section.
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