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R.E.D. 2.0. Newsletter: Sunday, February 26th, 2017



Attempt Two: First Attempt I accidentally posted on my main account, oopsies. That took too long to notice, but thankfully another saved me from the embarrassment of that. Moving on from that, our Rankings for the week! Sorry about that mis-post. - N

Rankings:

In fifth place, we have @Nikayla with 29 reviews!

In fourth place, @herbgirl with 30 reviews!

In third place, @EternalRain with 33 reviews!

In second place, @Mea with 36 reviews!

And in first place, we have @Carlito with 41 reviews!


Challenges:

No new challenges this week!
All of the old ones are under the spoiler.

Spoiler! :
Monster: where the goal is for you to have a review that has a length of 7,500 characters or more without quotes. Proof can be done by sending us a screenshot of the review after you submit it via PM with the subject line "Monster Review". Once we see that, we will supply you with the snazzy square.

Chainmail: review five or more chapters of the same novel. Please link them in your log, like with any review, and notate the fact that they are a chainmail review!
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Flutist: Find and review five sets of lyrics to earn this square.
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Beast Slayer: find and review a work that has over 4,000 words or more. If you have done so, then you have slayed a beast and have earned the square!
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LMS: The qualifications to complete this challenge and earn the snazzy square are simple. Find a chapter from the Last Man Standing contest and review it! There's an added reward, so every one review on a LMS chapter counts as two when tallying your scores.
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Reviewing Shoutouts:

Will by Falconer.

Madly Chapter 1 by Carlito.


Reviewing Articles:

The YWS Critique Sandwich

A Rundown on Reviewing

What isn't a good critique?

Reviewing Writers More Skilled Than You

Tough Love or Just Being Mean?

Our new article for the week happens to be from @LadySpark, and it tackles the topic of harsh reviews, in a sense, and the difference between constructive criticism and just being plain mean.



Ending Statement:

Last newsletter, there was a change in the rules. If you didn't get to see that, then just scroll up! :P

Thank you all so much for participating in our contest! We know that it can be difficult at times to review regularly, but hopefully R.E.D. will have least helped in setting a healthy habit after it ends.

Here is the link to our Discord server, for those who don't like sending in PMs!

Linking again from last week, here's a banner to put at the end of your reviews!
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Once again, thank you all so much.

- The Members Behind Contest
My current pride and joy: R.E.D. 2.0
My last pride and joy: R.E.D.
  





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Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:45 am
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I hate dropping out of things I committed myself to but there is this ridiculous thing called schedules and such. Bah-humbug. Sorry, guys. Good luck to the remaining bunch, it was fun!
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I think I dropped out a while ago but didn't say anything so yeah. This stressed me out too much and just thinking about how long RED goes on for >.> I thought I could do it but I guess things like NaNo are only a month long but this is like 3 months long.
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Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:45 pm
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R.E.D. 2.0. Newsletter: Sunday, March 5th, 2017




Rankings:


In fifth place, we have @herbgirl and @niteowl with 30 reviews!

In fourth place, @Nikayla with 33 reviews!

In third place, @Falconer with 34 reviews!

In second place, @Mea with [43 reviews!

And in first place, we have @EternalRain and @Carlito both with 44 reviews!

Challenges:

The Green Room is pretty empty right now (good job on that!, so there isn't much ammunition to create more challenges and snazzy squares. If you have any ideas, feel free to send a PM or leave a message in the RED Discord server. We can discuss the style of the snazzy square, the title, etc.

All of the previous challenges are in a spoiler below!

Spoiler! :
Monster: where the goal is for you to have a review that has a length of 7,500 characters or more without quotes. Proof can be done by sending us a screenshot of the review after you submit it via PM with the subject line "Monster Review". Once we see that, we will supply you with the snazzy square.

Chainmail: review five or more chapters of the same novel. Please link them in your log, like with any review, and notate the fact that they are a chainmail review!
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Flutist: Find and review five sets of lyrics to earn this square.
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Beast Slayer: find and review a work that has over 4,000 words or more. If you have done so, then you have slayed a beast and have earned the square!
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LMS: The qualifications to complete this challenge and earn the snazzy square are simple. Find a chapter from the Last Man Standing contest and review it! There's an added reward, so every one review on a LMS chapter counts as two when tallying your scores.
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Reviewing Shoutouts:

Madly: Chapter 3 by Carlito.

pomegranate trees and folk songs by Nikayla.



Reviewing Articles:

The YWS Critique Sandwich

A Rundown on Reviewing

What isn't a good critique?

Reviewing Writers More Skilled Than You

Tough Love or Just Being Mean?

Battle Tactics: Reviewing the Unreviewable

This week's article is by @Tenyo, tackling a topic that we all should learn to do: Reviewing the Unreviewable. It goes on about how to tackle those pieces that can be monsters and sit in the Green Room for weeks.

Ending Statement

As mentioned earlier, the Green Room is pretty empty right now! As of writing this, there are only 46 works total. That's absolutely fantastic. After seeing the results of the last Review Day, we're really excited to see how this progresses! Will we be able to keep the Green Room below 50 works until the end of March? Will the evil freakforchrist be defeated?

Don't change the channel! Stay tuned for next time on The Adventures of R.E.D.!

For fear of sounding super repetitive, I just want to say thanks a bunch. We only have a few weeks left, since this ends on March 31st, so to see this amount of progress is great.

As always: here's the link to our Discord server for those who prefer it over sending in PMs. Feel free to contact us at any time and we will get back to you ASAP.

Once again, thank you all so much.

- The Members Behind Contest.
My current pride and joy: R.E.D. 2.0
My last pride and joy: R.E.D.
  





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Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:26 am
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R.E.D. 2.0. Newsletter: Sunday, March 12th, 2017




Rankings:


In fifth place, we have @Nikayla with 39 reviews!

In fourth place, @Falconer with 41 reviews!

In third place, @Carlito with 44 reviews!

In second place, @Mea with 47 reviews!

And in first place, we have @EternalRain with 54 reviews!


Challenges:

We finally have a new challenge this week!

Late Starter: Review three chapters that take place after chapter ten to earn this snazzy square! As long as you haven't reviewed any of the previous chapters of that novel, then you fit the qualifications for this badge! You may review multiple novels to earn this badge.
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The process behnid this square was... interesting, to say in the least.


All of the previous challenges are in a spoiler below!

Spoiler! :
Monster: where the goal is for you to have a review that has a length of 7,500 characters or more without quotes. Proof can be done by sending us a screenshot of the review after you submit it via PM with the subject line "Monster Review". Once we see that, we will supply you with the snazzy square.

Chainmail: review five or more chapters of the same novel. Please link them in your log, like with any review, and notate the fact that they are a chainmail review!
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Flutist: Find and review five sets of lyrics to earn this square.
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Beast Slayer: find and review a work that has over 4,000 words or more. If you have done so, then you have slayed a beast and have earned the square!
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LMS: The qualifications to complete this challenge and earn the snazzy square are simple. Find a chapter from the Last Man Standing contest and review it! There's an added reward, so every one review on a LMS chapter counts as two when tallying your scores.
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Reviewing Shoutouts:

The Starlit Kestrel - Chapter One by Falconer.

Perfection by niteowl.


Reviewing Articles:

The YWS Critique Sandwich

A Rundown on Reviewing

What isn't a good critique?

Reviewing Writers More Skilled Than You

Tough Love or Just Being Mean?

Battle Tactics: Reviewing the Unreviewable

Wow, this was posted in 2007. This week's article is critique: line by line, or general? by @something euclidean

Ending Statement:

You lot have been keeping the Green Room under a hundred works for awhile now! Great job to all of you--we haven't seen the Green Room so empty of things to review in awhile, and that's not a bad thing! Let's see if we can clear it once again this upcoming Review Day, as it seems like a managable feat. We're on the final stretch of the contest, with only a couple of weeks left. Many have come, some have gone, you who are left, have stayed! And that's amazing.

Here is the link to the Discord server once again, for those who wish to use it over PMs. Thanks for working so hard, and keep up the great work!

- The Members Behind Contest.
My current pride and joy: R.E.D. 2.0
My last pride and joy: R.E.D.
  





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We've decided to extend the newsletter to Tuesday due to both of us forgetting about it completely. It went right over our heads, but we will try to get it in before then! Keep up the great work, everyone!

- The Members Behind Contest
My current pride and joy: R.E.D. 2.0
My last pride and joy: R.E.D.
  





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Hey, I'll have to quit. ;-; I don't think I can review early enough to avoid the penalties. I think I've hit the penalty and has yet to pay for it. o.o
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The subject is a catalyst, a character, but our responsibility is, has to be, to the work."

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@SirLight That's totally okay! You've served this contest well, just as anyone else has.
My current pride and joy: R.E.D. 2.0
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R.E.D. 2.0. Newsletter: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017




Rankings:

In fifth place, we have @Carlito with 44 reviews!

In fourth place, @Nikayla with 46 reviews!

In third place, @Falconer with 48 reviews!

In second place, @Mea with 53 reviews!

And in first place, we have @EternalRain with 63 reviews!


Challenges

No new challenges this week! All the previous challenges are of course in the spoiler below.

Spoiler! :
Monster: where the goal is for you to have a review that has a length of 7,500 characters or more without quotes. Proof can be done by sending us a screenshot of the review after you submit it via PM with the subject line "Monster Review". Once we see that, we will supply you with the snazzy square.

Chainmail: review five or more chapters of the same novel. Please link them in your log, like with any review, and notate the fact that they are a chainmail review!
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[img]http://i.imgur.com/TJhW2HA.jpg[/img]


Flutist: Find and review five sets of lyrics to earn this square.
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[img]http://i.imgur.com/5YHJXE8.jpg?1[/img]


Beast Slayer: find and review a work that has over 4,000 words or more. If you have done so, then you have slayed a beast and have earned the square!
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[img]http://i.imgur.com/QAGsLlM.png[/img]


LMS: The qualifications to complete this challenge and earn the snazzy square are simple. Find a chapter from the Last Man Standing contest and review it! There's an added reward, so every one review on a LMS chapter counts as two when tallying your scores.
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[img]http://i.imgur.com/fxpwXsU.png[/img]


Late Starter: Review three chapters that take place after chapter ten to earn this snazzy square! As long as you haven't reviewed any of the previous chapters of that novel, then you fit the qualifications for this badge! You may review multiple novels to earn this badge.
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[img]http://i.imgur.com/dd14lj4.png[/img]



Reviewing Shoutouts:

waiting for the moon to say goodnight by Nikayla.

The Water is Kind - Chapter 2: The Email by Mea.

Reviewing Articles

Another oldie but it is good! Critiquing poetry by @Cade

Ending Statement:

We're starting to get back over a hundred works in the Green Room, but that isn't bad! We're hoping that we clear it out this Review Day, though it's okay if we don't. You handful that are left in the contest are still doing great, and don't stop just because we're nearing the end! There's only two or so weeks left, and we're amazed that you've all lasted this long. Keep it up, you lot.

- The Members Behind Contest
My current pride and joy: R.E.D. 2.0
My last pride and joy: R.E.D.
  





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Update:

Hello, all, thank you all for participating in the contest. It means a lot to us. We are keeping all of the points. We need them to fund our next project. Thank you for being so understanding. Here is a update video @Castor made, explaining the situation: Explanation Video
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Excuse me for butting in, but who are the winners?
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Never fear, @PrincessInk! For I was just about to post that information!
My current pride and joy: R.E.D. 2.0
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Last R.E.D. Newsletter: April 2nd, 2017



Phew, we won't have to write another one for awhile.

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Rankings:

In fifth place, we have @Nikayla with 46 reviews!

In fourth place, @Carlito with 52 reviews!

In third place, @Falconer with 62 reviews!

In second place, @Mea with 64 reviews!

And in first place, we have @EternalRain with 71 reviews!

Shoutouts:

Shoutout to @Lupa22 and @niteowl for keeping to R.E.D. and staying active! It really means a lot to us to see people continuing to update their review sheets and participating.

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Have a bear!

Reviewing Articles

Last two articles! Since NaPo is coming up, why not have our last recommended articles be about poetry? :P

How To Make a (Poetry) Review Go Further by @Lumi
How to poetry review by @Monsters

Ending Statement:

Congratulations to @Falconer, @Mea, and @EternalRain for winning the contest! As said in the start of the contest: third place gets 20% of the points in my account, second place gets 30%, and first place gets 50%! But that's not all, third place also gets two reviews from the members behind this Contest account, second place gets three, and first place gets five! We'll be sending out a PM with the points earned, asking which works the respective winners would like to have reviewed, and with a choice between the two main Contest reviewers!

Everyone should receive all of their prizes before April 30th. If you somehow did not receive it beforehand, then send us a PM and we'll get it all resolved. (Don't worry, we plan to set alarms this time in order to not forget.)

- The Members Behind Contest
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Congrats everyone! Sad I couldn't keep up with this :/
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