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And the winners are:

Sorry for the lateness of the post, RL has been kicking my butt lately!

1st Place: nyusama!  with Brat -or- The Bookman Cometh
2nd Place: brightdreamer!  with Darkness to Light

Congratulations!

If any other entrants would like to lay claim to their stories, you may do so as a reply to this post; you can also ask for comments/reviews or CC.

Thank you to everyone who participated!  To all of the entrants, readers, and voters, thank you very much!

For the winners: prizes can be either whichever volume of D.gray-man you don't have yet, or some other manga (or item) of similar price range.  Please e-mail gauntlet_toss@mindless.com with your mailing address and prize selection.

Also: Banners!  Feel free to nab the applicable.

 

 

Entry 9

Entry 9:
Title: Brat -or- The Bookman Cometh
Rating: G
Warnings: for being slightly epic (6605 words)
Summary: The Pied Piper came, and he looked like a Panda.

Entry 8

Entry 8:
Title: Darkness to Light
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Summary: A child becomes a Bookman's apprentice and steps into the light for the first time.

Edit: Edited for formatting errors (loss of italics), my mistake.  I apologize to the author and hope that you do not hold it against (them).

Entry 7

Entry 7:
Title: Angels
Rating: G
Warnings: Angst to the smallest degree.
Summary: In which Rabi believes in something he can't.
 
Read and vote! (Entry 7)Collapse )

Entry 6

Entry 6:
Title: Monochrome
Rating: PG
Warnings: I don't think so, no. Descriptions of dead people?
Summary: One of the Bookman clan's apprentices, described as "monochromatic" despite his vibrant coloration, is chosen by the Master Bookman, and taken on his first mission.


Entry 5

Entry 5:
Title: An Unbiased Eye
Rating: G
Summary: Lavi dreams or remembers a choice he made a long time ago.

Edit: Edited for formatting errors (loss of italics), my mistake.  I apologize to the author and hope that you do not hold it against (them).

Entry 4

Entry 4:
Title: My Duty
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: Rabi/Lavi’s origin on how he became bookman’s successor and the origin of his eyepatch.

Entry 3

Entry 3:
Title: Checkmate
Rating: PG, I guess
Warnings/Spoiler Warnings: None. Just possible speculation.

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Entry 2

Title: Why You Should Listen to Adults [or an anecdote about how I got my eyepatch]
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: A short little first-person anecdote from Lavi about the origin of his eyepatch.

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LET THE VOTING BEGIN!

Voting deadline is February 12.

These are the entries to the ORIGINS fic challenge.  Entries will remain anonymous until after voting is concluded, at which time I will announce the winners only.  If an author would like to claim their fic they may do so, but it is not mandatory.  Please do not vote for the same story more than once.  Scale is 1 to 5, 5 being best; final tallies to be averaged by number of votes.  We'd like for you to vote on EVERY story submitted to keep things fair and accurate.

I'd attempted to keep voting anonymous, but...apparently I failed rather badly.  I apologize.  Votes are visible.  I also never specifically stated that authors could not vote for their own entries, yet another miscalculation on my part.  Authors, feel free to vote on your own entries, have fun with it even.  If you want, you can even leave a comment to yourself explaining why you voted that way.  HOWEVER, in the interest of fairness, those votes will NOT be counted.

I've also been informed that most people were unaware that they were allowed to leave comments on each individual fic.  Yes, you can comment on entries; in fact, please do!  I know most of the authors would appreciate it, and some voters may feel the need to clarify why they voted as they did, since voting is visible. (Again, I am so sorry.  I really thought it would be anonymous; I had no intention of putting anyone on the spot.)

I've made more than a couple of mistakes this time around, and I hope I haven't stepped on anyone's toes too badly.  I'm just going to chalk it up to a learning experience and hope I do better next time.



Entry 1:
Title: Least Likely to Succeed
Rating: PG
Warnings/spoiler warnings: What we've seen of Lavi's backstory in the manga (Ark arc)
Summary: Deke is the most unlikely Bookman candidate in his clan...until, while walking home from school, he sees something that sets his feet on the road to becoming Lavi.

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Entry 2:
Title: Why You Should Listen to Adults [or an anecdote about how I got my eyepatch]
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: A short little first-person anecdote from Lavi about the origin of his eyepatch.

Read and Vote! (entry 2)


Entry 3:
Title: Checkmate
Rating: PG, I guess
Warnings/Spoiler Warnings: None. Just possible speculation.

Read and Vote! (entry 3)


Entry 4:
Title: My Duty
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: Rabi/Lavi’s origin on how he became bookman’s successor and the origin of his eyepatch.

Read and vote! (entry 4)


Entry 5:
Title: An Unbiased Eye
Rating: G
Summary: Lavi dreams or remembers a choice he made a long time ago.

Read and vote! (entry 5)

Entry 6:
Title: Monochrome
Rating: PG
Warnings: I don't think so, no. Descriptions of dead people?
Summary: One of the Bookman clan's apprentices, described as "monochromatic" despite his vibrant coloration, is chosen by the Master Bookman, and taken on his first mission.


Read and vote! (entry 6)

Entry 7:
Title: Angels
Rating: G
Warnings: Angst to the smallest degree.
Summary: In which Rabi believes in something he can't.

Read and vote! (entry 7)

Entry 8:
Title: Darkness to Light
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Summary: A child becomes a Bookman's apprentice and steps into the light for the first time.

Read and vote! (entry 8)

Entry 9:
Title: Brat -or- The Bookman Cometh
Rating: G
Warnings: for being slightly epic (6605 words)
Summary: The Pied Piper came, and he looked like a Panda.

Read and vote! (entry 9)