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Originally posted by tcFlash tcFlash wrote:

I've learned to accept zeros. I've had lots of practice. In fact, last year I began a tradition of predicting WHY I will get a zero. This year, the judges will once again reference the dreaded, "unbelievable" when they comment on my story. When that happens, zeros follow. 

In spite of this, I will be back for the second half of round one.

lolyep.  after last year's feedbacking trends - I predict the judges will think I needed to "up the stakes."...
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Originally posted by nixie nixie wrote:

Originally posted by tcFlash tcFlash wrote:

I've learned to accept zeros. I've had lots of practice. In fact, last year I began a tradition of predicting WHY I will get a zero. This year, the judges will once again reference the dreaded, "unbelievable" when they comment on my story. When that happens, zeros follow. 

In spite of this, I will be back for the second half of round one.

lolyep.  after last year's feedbacking trends - I predict the judges will think I needed to "up the stakes."...

I'll admit, I have not read your story yet. I usually save the old-timers for later. But things have slowed down in the forum now, so I'll go see how you could "up the stakes." 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Splinker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Aug 2017 at 9:34am
"You need to use verbs!"

How is that kind of critique helpful?
Judges. Go figure.
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Originally posted by tcFlash tcFlash wrote:


I'll admit, I have not read your story yet. I usually save the old-timers for later. But things have slowed down in the forum now, so I'll go see how you could "up the stakes." 


:) thanks for the read. Coincidentally, my story for this round does in fact have a subtler tension, and there were opportunities to kick it up a notch. But in this thread - I am mostly being snarky about the dozen or so people I know - some of then with very tight, edge of your seat stories - who got that feedback from a particular judge who apparently had selected it as their stock phrase... ;)
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Originally posted by nixie nixie wrote:

Originally posted by tcFlash tcFlash wrote:


I'll admit, I have not read your story yet. I usually save the old-timers for later. But things have slowed down in the forum now, so I'll go see how you could "up the stakes." 


:) thanks for the read. Coincidentally, my story for this round does in fact have a subtler tension, and there were opportunities to kick it up a notch. But in this thread - I am mostly being snarky about the dozen or so people I know - some of then with very tight, edge of your seat stories - who got that feedback from a particular judge who apparently had selected it as their stock phrase... ;)

I've had that judge! :)  
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Originally posted by Shadies01 Shadies01 wrote:

Originally posted by nixie nixie wrote:

Originally posted by tcFlash tcFlash wrote:


I'll admit, I have not read your story yet. I usually save the old-timers for later. But things have slowed down in the forum now, so I'll go see how you could "up the stakes." 


:) thanks for the read. Coincidentally, my story for this round does in fact have a subtler tension, and there were opportunities to kick it up a notch. But in this thread - I am mostly being snarky about the dozen or so people I know - some of then with very tight, edge of your seat stories - who got that feedback from a particular judge who apparently had selected it as their stock phrase... ;)

I've had that judge! :)  

Yep, me too. A few times now.
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lol he hit darn near every person I know, last FFC LOL
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Next year's potential movie theme, not positive yet, just potential at this point, will be "THE JUDGES" so please send me, in a PM, ludicrous remarks judges have made to you.  

If you are a first timer, keep this in mind as you read your feedback.  YOU MIGHT GO DOWN IN HISTORY! 


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Originally posted by nixie nixie wrote:

Last year, 3 people who scored 0 in challenge 1 scored 14 or 15 in challenge 2. Likewise, 3 people who scored 14 or 15 in challenge 1 scored 0 in challenge 2. All 6 contestants moved forward to Round 2. 

1 of those contestants received an honorable mention in Round 2. 1 moved forward to the final round and received an honorable mention for the contest overall.
Hate to spoil the party, but not all contestants advanced. I scored the fat 0 in Challenge 1, and 15 in Challenge 2, but did not advance - I was three points shy of the lowest-scoring person who did.
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Originally posted by Lookit There Lookit There wrote:

Originally posted by nixie nixie wrote:

Last year, 3 people who scored 0 in challenge 1 scored 14 or 15 in challenge 2. Likewise, 3 people who scored 14 or 15 in challenge 1 scored 0 in challenge 2. All 6 contestants moved forward to Round 2. 

1 of those contestants received an honorable mention in Round 2. 1 moved forward to the final round and received an honorable mention for the contest overall.
Hate to spoil the party, but not all contestants advanced. I scored the fat 0 in Challenge 1, and 15 in Challenge 2, but did not advance - I was three points shy of the lowest-scoring person who did.

The 6 to whom I referred were:

Yeagley

Ellaree

Decatur

GA

Heath

Mallory

Gilbert

AZ

Mazur

Marie

Canton

MI

Gold

Nicolas

Martinez

CA

Kilkerr

Justine

Brighton

 

Lane

Jasmine

Austin

TX



There were 27 people, in total, who scored a 0 in challenge 1 and a 14 or 15 in challenge 2.  But since my point was to show that even scoring a zero does not end your chances, the 20+% of those that did advance to round two were the relevant portion of the list (i should have been more specific in my wording). :)

(BTW, it was Jasmine Lane who continued to the final round and earned an Honorable Mention for the contest overall)


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