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With Valentines day soon approaching... it struck me, whats better than a box of chocolates? A short story about love and a box of chocolates!

Event: You must write an original short story of less than 1750 words. This story MUST include the following:

    A Box of Chocolates
    Valentines Day Love
    A Piratey Aspect (This can be outside of YPP)


Entries should be no more than 1750 words. (This does not include your pirate name, ocean and title) I will be using both of these word counters.. As long as your entry falls under 1750 words on one of these counters, your entry will be valid.

How to Enter: Post your entry in the Entry Thread . All entries not posted there will be disqualified. Please give it a title and be sure to include your pirate name and ocean in your entry post (in your signature is fine). Also include the order in which you prefer prizes, if different from the order they are listed below. If you do not list a different prize order, the one listed here will be used. Only one entry per player will be accepted.

Entries are due by February 15th at 11:59:59 PM game time.

If you plan on pre-composing your entry in another program, I recomend transferring it to a plain text program(such as notepad) in order to avoid odd symbols appearing in your entry.

Prizes:


    A pig and a box of chocolates (Let him show the weight from your chocolate indulgence)
    A Pink/White sloop and a box of chocolates
    A Rose/White sofa and a box of chocolates
    A Red/White sofa and a box of chocolates
    A Brown/White Fudge Dip (Clawfoot Tub)
    A Valentines day outfit* and a box of chocolates
    A Red rose
    A White starfish
    A Red knobby coral
    A Fresh Plate of Chocolate Chip Cookies (For your sweet tooth)
    A Chocolate Recipe (A Rose Scroll)


Honorable Mentions will recieve an octopus valentines card.

Judging:

Judging Criteria:


    /25 Plot
    /20 Creativity
    /5 Spelling and Mechanics


There will be three rounds of judging. In the first round of judging, each judge will pick their top ten that will move on to the second round.

In the second round of judging, judges will score the entries that were selected to move on. The ten entries with the highest scores will be the winners.

In the third round of judging, judges will then compare the remaining entries in order to select the honorable mentions. (This part is entirely subjective to the judges)


*Certain Restrictions Apply: No Crowns or diving helmets. Must be made entirely up of Red, Magenta, White, Rose and Pink.

Edit One: Fixing Linky
Edit Two: Adding image, quickly thrown together ;)
Edit Three: Adding in New logo, created by Sharktailz

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~ Bubbaspike, SO and Damsel of Bu Shi Do, Midnight ~
~Prince of Death Before Dishonor~

Life is a Box of Chocolates! All Oceans! Win a pig!
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The title alone is drool-worthy. I can't wait to see some entries!
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The title alone is drool-worthy. I can't wait to see some entries!


Aye it is.
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Hoy! Wonderful event, I'll have to enter into it, I already have a scheming plot MUWHA, That sloopie shall be mine >=) or that piggie...few quick questions before i get started:

1. What is the Due Date?
2.How many Final Winners will there be for the prizes?
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Hoy! Wonderful event, I'll have to enter into it, I already have a scheming plot MUWHA, That sloopie shall be mine >=) or that piggie...few quick questions before i get started:

1. What is the Due Date?
2.How many Final Winners will there be for the prizes?


The due date is February 15th at 11:59:59 PM (Must've not transferred that over from the entry thread)

Also, there will be ten winners for prizes and honorable mentions so the number is anywhere between 12-20.
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~ Bubbaspike, SO and Damsel of Bu Shi Do, Midnight ~
~Prince of Death Before Dishonor~

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Great event but I have a query.

When the winners are announced, will they need to collect prizes or will they be delivered to them?
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*Certain Restrictions Apply: No Crowns or diving helmets. Must be made entirely up of Red, Magenta, White, Rose and Pink.


Does this mean the outfit must be made up entirely of ALL of these colors? For example, can we only choose an outfit that contains all these color at once, or can it be fully pink, half pink and half white, etc.
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Oh, I love chocolate... I think I'll try for this one.
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Great event but I have a query.

When the winners are announced, will they need to collect prizes or will they be delivered to them?


They will be delivered to them on their ocean of choice via Apollo's whisking service.

 
Does this mean the outfit must be made up entirely of ALL of these colors? For example, can we only choose an outfit that contains all these color at once, or can it be fully pink, half pink and half white, etc.


Yes, as long as it only contains those colors and nothing else.
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~ Bubbaspike, SO and Damsel of Bu Shi Do, Midnight ~
~Prince of Death Before Dishonor~

Life is a Box of Chocolates! All Oceans! Win a pig!
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A pig and a box of chocolates (Let him show the weight from your chocolate indulgence)

Is that the furniture or the pet?
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The pet.
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~Prince of Death Before Dishonor~

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Please make sure to include a choice of clothing when submitting your entries so that should you win, I know what clothes to get you.
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~Prince of Death Before Dishonor~

Life is a Box of Chocolates! All Oceans! Win a pig!
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what happens if there is a tie on your judging criteria


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/25 Plot
/20 Creativity
/5 Spelling and Mechanics



will there then be multiple prizes given out for that specific place?
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what happens if there is a tie on your judging criteria


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/25 Plot
/20 Creativity
/5 Spelling and Mechanics



will there then be multiple prizes given out for that specific place?


Nay. Though I do not suspect that a tie will occur unless two entries both score the exact same with all the judges.
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~Prince of Death Before Dishonor~

Life is a Box of Chocolates! All Oceans! Win a pig!
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Oh my goodness Elliegirl! o.O

Your story is so sad...
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As a reminder, all entries are due tomorrow by 11:59:59PM game time.
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who are the judges? and when do we know who wins?
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who are the judges? and when do we know who wins?


The judges names will be kept private unless they come here and announce themselves (They know who they are). Also, you will know who wins once judging is completed which may take a bit of time.
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This is my entry

One day in the sage ocean pirate peach was going to the inn to buy a box of chocolates and she met a nice pirate boy who was lost and had found a box of chocolates in the inn that someone didn't want.He took it and gave it to the pirate peach.Pirate peach love the little boys kindness and took the box of chocolates. The next day was Valentine's day the little pirate boy found a box of chocolates at his front door.The little boy looked around town and found the pirate and gave her a big hug.
Pirate peach said "Are you an orphan?"
"Yes" the little boy said. So pirate peach took the little pirate to be her son.

Hope you like my story
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This is my entry

One day in the sage ocean pirate peach was going to the inn to buy a box of chocolates and she met a nice pirate boy who was lost and had found a box of chocolates in the inn that someone didn't want.He took it and gave it to the pirate peach.Pirate peach love the little boys kindness and took the box of chocolates. The next day was Valentine's day the little pirate boy found a box of chocolates at his front door.The little boy looked around town and found the pirate and gave her a big hug.
Pirate peach said "Are you an orphan?"
"Yes" the little boy said. So pirate peach took the little pirate to be her son.

Hope you like my story


A) The deadline was this morning at Midnight
B) All entries needed to be posted in the entry thread
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There are so many great entries, I can't wait to see who wins!
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There are so many great entries, I can't wait to see who wins!


I'm working my way through reading them in between CI runs, as for the other judges, I'm sure they are making their attempts.
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still no results?
getting excited to see who wins
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I wouldn't expect results for a month or so. There are lots of entries to read through, evaluate and narrow down. That's not something that most people can do well in under a week. Just put a watch on this thread and check it when you want without bumping it.
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I wouldn't expect results for a month or so. There are lots of entries to read through, evaluate and narrow down. That's not something that most people can do well in under a week. Just put a watch on this thread and check it when you want without bumping it.


Aye, it does take time, I know I am about 2/3 of the way through the first round of judging.
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I wouldn't expect results for a month or so. There are lots of entries to read through, evaluate and narrow down. That's not something that most people can do well in under a week. Just put a watch on this thread and check it when you want without bumping it.


Aye, it does take time, I know I am about 2/3 of the way through the first round of judging.


It's been a month since this last post now...

I'm starting to wonder if he's forgotten about us?

*sits down and cries*
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Yeah I agree.
Valentines day was over a month ago.
It's actually been about 5 weeks.
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Don't forget, Apollo's Valentine's Event has only revealed its results a few days ago and this event would be considerably harder to judge due to its literate nature.
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Don't forget, Apollo's Valentine's Event has only revealed its results a few days ago and this event would be considerably harder to judge due to its literate nature.


Sure, granted...but he hasn't given us any reassurances or updates for over a month...

and the fact that he hasn't done it even though this thread has been brought back to the front for over a day now....disturbing.
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Actually it's really not that disturbing. There are several events that have been closed and in judging for more than a month and the judge or person throwing the event has not responded to bumped threads.
Thalia's cookie event, for example (not picking on anyone, it's just the first one to come to mind), has been closed since January and is still in judging.

As far as this bump not being responded to in a day, some people don't check the forums every day. Or every other day for that matter. Before people start criticizing it may be prudent to attempt to contact the person in charge of the event via PM if the time it is taking to judge is disturbing you.
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