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Best of Mythic Scribes 2012 (Finalists)

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Philip Overby, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Philip Overby

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    Here are the choices for the Best of Mythic Scribes 2012. You can keep your nominations coming, but this is a tentative list of what you can vote for.

    Best Overall Thread:
    1. Tell, Don't Show
    2. Top Ten Stereotypes in Fantasy
    3. Dialogue
    4. Kill this Thread

    Most Helpful Thread:
    1. Opinion on 'said'
    2. Tell, Don't Show
    3. Ask Me About Swords
    4. Guidelines for Discussing Religion

    Best Post
    1. Post #6 Reliability of Sources?
    2. Post #3 Infusion of young blood can slow aging
    3. Post #1 Skyrim COPS=Hilarious

    Best Challenge
    1. Iron Pen
    2. The First Ever Reaver Trigger Challenge
    3. The Year of the Dragon Trigger Challenge
    4. Invent a Fantasy Word
    5. Steerpike's Dialogue Challenge
    6. The First Character-Building Character Challenge!

    Best Article
    1. Stop Writing That Epic! Why New Writers Should Start Small
    2. Should Christians Write Fantasy?
    3. Knowing What You Want
    4. Why the Star Wars Prequels Failed

    Best Fantasy Novel of 2012 (Pulled from Goodreads list)
    1. Red Country-Joe Abercrombie
    2. The Wind Through the Keyhole-Stephen King
    3. The Woman Who Died A Lot-Jasper Fforde
    4. The First Confessor-Terry Goodkind
    5. King of Thorns-Mark Lawrence
    6. The Blinding Knife-Brent Weeks
    7. The Traitor Queen-Trudi Canavan
    8. City of Dragons-Robin Hobb
    9. The Killing Moon-N.K. Jemisin
    10. Some King of Fairy Tale-Graham Joyce
    11. Alif the Unseen-G. Willow Wilson
    12. Bridge of Dreams-Anne Bishop
    13. Percepliquis-Michael J. Sullivan
    14. Throne of the Crescent Moon-Saladin Ahmed
    15. The King's Blood-Daniel Abraham
    16. The Emperor's Soul-Brandon Sanderson
    17. Casket of Souls-Lynn Flewelling
    18. Cast in Peril-Michelle Sagara
    19. Forge of Darkness-Steven Erikson
    (If none of these are to your liking, you can write in your choice)

    Best Fantasy Movie of 2012:
    1. The Hobbit
    2. Snow White and the Huntsman
    3. Wrath of the Titans
    4. John Carter
    5. Mirror Mirror
    6. Jack the Giant Killer
    7. Brave
    8. The Odd Life of Timothy Green
    9. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
    10. Dark Shadows
    11. The Amazing Spider-man
    12. Rise of the Guardians
    (If none of these are to your liking, you can write in your choice)

    Best Fantasy TV Show of 2012:
    1. How to Train Your Dragon
    2. The Walking Dead
    3. Game of Thrones
    4. Once Upon a Time
    5. Grimm
    6. Supernatural
    7. Vampire Diaries
    8. Awake
    (If none of these are to your liking, you can write in your choice)

    Best Fantasy Video Game of 2012:
    1. Diablo III
    2. Final Fantasy XIII-2
    3. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
    4. Dragon's Dogma
    5. Tales of the Abyss
    6. Y's Origin
    7. Borderlands 2
    8. Xenoblade Chronicles
    (If none of these are to your liking, you can write in your choice)

    Member's Choice:
    *Write in your choice.

    Due to a lack of nominations for other choices, we will just go with these for the time being. If you would like to add more to any of these lists, you have until Dec. 21st. Add away!

    NOTE: I took a lot of these choices from other "Best of 2012" lists.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2012
  2. Ankari

    Ankari Hero Breaker Moderator

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    Can I make a nomination for best fantasy novel? Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson, The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan and A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

    Also

    Skyrim
    Dragon Age
    God of War Series (They released all three on one disk)
     
  3. Philip Overby

    Philip Overby Staff Article Team

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    Fixed the double post. Thanks!

    These are for 2012, so most of these novels weren't released then. The same for the video games. Sorry for any confusion on that. I'll update it to say 2012.
     
  4. Ankari

    Ankari Hero Breaker Moderator

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    No need to apologize, that was a brain fart on my end.
     
  5. Reaver

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    Do we vote here?


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  6. Philip Overby

    Philip Overby Staff Article Team

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    Yes, you can write in your votes for each one if you aren't happy with the choices above. But please vote for each category listed above. And you can include your Member's Choice vote from the previous nomination thread.
     
  7. Reaver

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    Best Overall Thread:

    4. Kill this Thread

    Most Helpful Thread:

    4. Guidelines for Discussing Religion

    Best Post

    2. Post #3 Infusion of young blood can slow aging

    Best Challenge

    5. Steerpike's Dialogue Challenge

    Best Article

    4. Why the Star Wars Prequels Failed

    Best Fantasy Novel of 2012 (Pulled from Goodreads list)

    14. Throne of the Crescent Moon-Saladin Ahmed

    Best Fantasy Movie of 2012:

    1. The Hobbit

    Best Fantasy TV Show of 2012:

    2. The Walking Dead

    Best Fantasy Video Game of 2012:

    1. Diablo III

    Member's Choice:

    Member of the Year: Phil the Drill.

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  8. shangrila

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    Best Overall Thread:
    2. Top Ten Stereotypes in Fantasy

    Most Helpful Thread:
    3. Ask Me About Swords

    Best Post
    3. Post #1 Skyrim COPS=Hilarious

    Best Challenge
    1. Iron Pen

    Best Article
    1. Stop Writing That Epic! Why New Writers Should Start Small

    Best Fantasy Novel of 2012 (Pulled from Goodreads list)
    1. Red Country-Joe Abercrombie (Sadly, this and King's one are the only two I've read. That said, I wouldn't be surprised if this won. It's really, REALLY good.)


    Best Fantasy Movie of 2012:
    2. Snow White and the Huntsman

    Only because I haven't seen the Hobbit and I liked the dark fantasy world they created. That said, none of these movies were all that great in my opinion.

    Best Fantasy TV Show of 2012:
    3. Game of Thrones

    Best Fantasy Video Game of 2012:
    3. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    An underrated gem.
     
  9. Philip Overby

    Philip Overby Staff Article Team

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    Here are my votes:

    Best Overall Thread:
    1. Tell, Don't Show

    Most Helpful Thread:
    3. Ask Me About Swords

    Best Post
    3. Post #1 Skyrim COPS=Hilarious

    Best Challenge
    6. First Ever Reaver Trigger Challenge

    Best Article
    1. Stop Writing That Epic! Why New Writers Should Start Small

    Best Fantasy Novel of 2012 (Pulled from Goodreads list)
    1. Red Country-Joe Abercrombie

    Best Fantasy Movie of 2012:
    1. The Hobbit

    Best Fantasy TV Show of 2012:
    3. Game of Thrones

    Best Fantasy Video Game of 2012:
    4. Dragon's Dogma

    Member's Choice: Best Character:
    Tyrion Lannister
     
  10. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    Best Overall Thread:
    3. Dialogue

    Most Helpful Thread:
    2. Tell, Don't Show

    Best Post:
    2. Post #3 Infusion of young blood can slow aging

    Best Challenge:
    5. Steerpike's Dialogue Challenge

    Best Article:
    2. Should Christians Write Fantasy?

    Best Fantasy Movie of 2012:
    1. The Hobbit
     
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    Best Overall Thread:

    4. Kill This Thread

    Most Helpful Thread:

    3. Ask Me About Swords

    Best Post:

    2. Post #3 Infusion of young blood can slow aging (Hehe! Voting for myself here!)

    Best Challenge:

    3. The First Ever Reaver Trigger Challenge (Wow, what a tough catergory. If I could vote for every challenge nominated, I would. I loved the YotD challenge, and Iron Pen is taking on a life of its own, but Reaver's first challenge wins my vote because of both the wide variety of entries [Steerpike's 2nd person story, the 'pick your own adventure' entries, ect.] and overall quality.)

    Best Article:

    2. Should Christians Write Fantasy?

    Best Fantasy Novel of 2012:

    The Emperor's Soul - Brandon Sanderson (This one's a write-in, and technically it's a novella.)

    Best Fantasy Movie:

    11. The Amazing Spider-man

    Best Fantasy TV Show:

    2. The Walking Dead

    Best Fantasy Game:

    Guild Wars 2 (Another write-in. How this didn't get nominated, I have no idea.)

    Members Choice:

    Member of the Year: Phil the Drill.
     
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  12. Chilari

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    My votes:

    Best Overall Thread:
    1. Tell, Don't Show

    Most Helpful Thread:
    World Building > Writing Skill (I found this an interesting debate that, though not intended as an advice thread, helped me change the way I thought about worldbuilding)

    Best Post
    Post #5, Penpilot, How to Realize your Mistakes

    Best Challenge
    Not voting

    Best Article
    1. Stop Writing That Epic! Why New Writers Should Start Small

    Best Fantasy Novel of 2012 (Pulled from Goodreads list)
    Not voting

    Best Fantasy Movie of 2012:
    7. Brave

    Best Fantasy TV Show of 2012:
    Not voting

    Best Fantasy Video Game of 2012:
    Not voting

    (also was Xenoblade a 2012 game? I'm pretty sure I remember my fiance playing it in September last year.)
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2012
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