At 7/17/10 09:42 PM, MindChamber wrote:
You do understand that no matter how well written a submission is,its worthless if it doesn't grab the reader. I found a lot of those other pieces to be unnecessarily wordy and pretentious. I also mentioned before that submissions should be written with flash animators in mind, no ones going to animate a 20 minute sketch between two characters and no change in scenery. You can't insult my ability to judge because you misunderstood the criteria.
I don't mean to insult you, and I'm sorry you took offense. I was only making an observation. And to be clear, you advised scripts be designed with animators in mind. That qualifier alone, applied to all submissions, would be more than enough in the future.
Tell you what, next robot day Ill take two respected writers from the forums to help me judge the lit portion. All I ask is you and trevor try to refrain insulting the winners, insulting my a ability to judge,harrass me on aim like Fro,and generally showing no kind of sportsmanship or class whatsoever. Let the winners enjoy this,and we'll work on making it better next time.
That's all I really ask. And I'm just treating the winners like I would any other submission in the Writing forum. Perhaps I'm a harsh critique.
I'm not trying to harass you, nor am I trying to be a pest; for that matter, I appreciate you dignifying my post with a response. In the end, I'm simply making my opinion known as effectively as possible. Given your response, I can only get to work for next year's competition.
If any of the Lit Contest winners were offended by what I said, please approach me directly and I would be more than happy to justify my analysis with thorough and constructive critique. Please also see my comment as a reflection of your piece, and not you as a writer.