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Welcome to...

Duels of the Reviewers



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Two contestants per duel. One week to battle. The vast expanses of the Green Room and the All Literary Page await - who will emerge victorious? Who will come away with a chunk of this stunning treasure?

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Find out as the adventure unfolds...

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Okay, enough drama. Hey guys! You might have noticed, but I have far too many points and nothing to spend them on. So I thought I'd give them away in a bit of a creative way - a contest!

The idea is simple: contestants will be paired up duel with one other person to write the most reviews of any kind in a single week. Rounds will start at 12 AM Sunday GMT and end at 11:59 PM Friday GMT. (So it's six days, technically, just to allow for a bit of a break and give me time to announce the results.) You can sign up for the next round during the previous round, but you cannot join a round once it has begun. Sign-ups for any round close exactly 24 hours before the round starts (again, to give me time to process pairings).

As such, Round 1 signups are open between now and . Round 1 will begin on . (Automatically adjusted to your timezone.)

I will be posting a weekly contestant and pairings list. You can either sign up as a recurring participant or a one-time participant. If you chose to be a recurring participant, you will be automatically paired with someone each week the contest runs, without having to sign up again. And if you happen to have already challenged your friend to a review duel, the two of you can sign up as a pair and be automatically pitted against each other! Otherwise, pairings will be randomly selected.

If there are an odd number of participants in any one week, I will join the contest and be someone's opponent to even out the numbers. (Because I need motivation to review too. :P)

And now, what you have all been waiting for...

Prizes
1-4 reviews - 200 points
5-9 reviews - 800 points
10-14 reviews - 1400 points and a review from me
15-19 reviews - 2000 points and a review from me
20+ reviews - 2500 points and a review from me

These are for the winner of each pair. So if you do five reviews, but your opponent did six, better luck next time! However, each losing participant who writes at least five reviews will receive 200 points.

Just fill out the form below and post in the thread to sign up!
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[b]Name[/b]:
[b]Week[/b]:
[b]One-time/recurring participant[/b]:
[b]Opponent (if signing up as a pair)[/b]:


A Note on Quality over Quantity
Although this contest focuses on the number of reviews you can write in a week, quality should always come over quantity. A couple of well thought-out reviews are always better than five rushed, mostly filler ones. If you ever find yourself unsure of what to say in a review, these articles are chock-full of reviewing tips will be sure to help! I reserve the right to disqualify anyone from the competition in the event of spam or extremely low-effort reviews. (I really don't think I'll have to, but be warned.)

Final Notes
This contest will last as long as I have the points to run it! If you have any questions, feel free to PM me or ask in the thread,

We welcome all reviewers, new or old, rusty or in your prime! All it takes is an Internet connection and some determination. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and step into the arena. The crowds are waiting.

It begins.
We're all stories in the end.

I think of you as a fairy with a green dress and a flower crown and stuff.
-EternalRain

I think you, @Deanie and I are like the Three Book Nerd Musketeers of YWS.
-bluewaterlily
  





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Week 1 Contestants


WritingPrincess
elysian
We're all stories in the end.

I think of you as a fairy with a green dress and a flower crown and stuff.
-EternalRain

I think you, @Deanie and I are like the Three Book Nerd Musketeers of YWS.
-bluewaterlily
  





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Tue May 29, 2018 5:44 am
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Ooh, I’m signing up! :)
Name: WritingPrincess (or Alice, I’m not sure what you mean)
Week: I don’t understand what you mean by this.
One time/recurring participant: Recurring participant.

I’m excited!
Have a good day.
My contest: Pairs Poetry Contest
My WRFF: WritingPrincess’s Review Den
  





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Tue May 29, 2018 1:37 pm
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Name: elysian
Week: week 1
One-time/recurring participant: recurring
Opponent (if signing up as a pair): none
elysian: (adj.) beautiful or creative; divinely inspired; peaceful and perfect.

formally lylas.
  





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@WritingPrincess and @elysian, you're in!

Come one, come all! There's still plenty of room!
We're all stories in the end.

I think of you as a fairy with a green dress and a flower crown and stuff.
-EternalRain

I think you, @Deanie and I are like the Three Book Nerd Musketeers of YWS.
-bluewaterlily
  





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Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:33 am
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please don't mind the lateness

Name: killeham!
Week: Week One!
One-time/recurring participant: Recurring hopefully!
Opponent (if signing up as a pair): none!
The only thing we're allowed to do is to believe that we won't regret the choice we made.
- Levi Ackerman

Castle Grounds Consultant
  





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This seems promising and may help me with my reviewing skills!

Name: Shaniac
Week: Week 1
One-time/recurring participant: Recurring
Opponent (if signing up as a pair): None
Shaniac starter kit: you must be fond of wind, squeaky shoes, and moldy bread.

You're like the Flash but in reading - @scribbleinks

The hardest thing about growing up is the ground.
  





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Alright, Week One signups are closed!

Week One Participants:
@WritingPrincess
@elysian
@killeham
@shaniac


Week One Pairings:
@WritingPrincess vs @killeham
@elysian vs @shaniac


Your duels will start exactly 16 hours from the time of posting... prepare.
We're all stories in the end.

I think of you as a fairy with a green dress and a flower crown and stuff.
-EternalRain

I think you, @Deanie and I are like the Three Book Nerd Musketeers of YWS.
-bluewaterlily
  





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Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:09 pm
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Week 1 participants, you're already almost 3 days into your challenges! How are things going? The current standings are as follows:

@WritingPrincess - 2 vs @killeham - 2
@elysian - 2 vs @shaniac - 3

Looks like it's a pretty close race so far! Still plenty of time to hit some of those higher numbers for the higher prizes. ;)

And for anyone new reading the thread, feel free to sign up below for next week!
We're all stories in the end.

I think of you as a fairy with a green dress and a flower crown and stuff.
-EternalRain

I think you, @Deanie and I are like the Three Book Nerd Musketeers of YWS.
-bluewaterlily
  





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Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:58 pm
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ROUND ONE HAS FINISHED


(My apologies, it has actually been over for almost 22 hours, but I kind of forgot to post. The next round is supposed to start in 2 hours, but I think I'll give a bit of an extension on it. Results will be forthcoming very soon.)

@WritingPrincess
@killeham
@elysian
@shaniac
We're all stories in the end.

I think of you as a fairy with a green dress and a flower crown and stuff.
-EternalRain

I think you, @Deanie and I are like the Three Book Nerd Musketeers of YWS.
-bluewaterlily
  





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The results are in!

@WritingPrincess - 2 vs @killeham - 6
@elysian - 2 vs @shaniac- 7


Congratulations to the winners! @killeham and @shaniac will both be receiving a prize of 800 points each. :)

Due to my delay in closing the previous round, and to give people a chance to sign up, Round 2 will begin slightly late, on , and end on . All of you signed up as recurring participants, so parings will be out shortly!
We're all stories in the end.

I think of you as a fairy with a green dress and a flower crown and stuff.
-EternalRain

I think you, @Deanie and I are like the Three Book Nerd Musketeers of YWS.
-bluewaterlily
  





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Can I sign up for round 2 or is it too late? If it's too late I sign up for round 3. :]

Name: alliyah
Week: 2 or 3
One-time/recurring participant: one-time
Opponent (if signing up as a pair): n/a
maybe i make up colors for poetic cadence, but i don't think i can ever love someone who doesn't understand that teal is a different color than dark cyan
  





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@alliyah - I'm putting you in this round!

Round 2 has now begun! Good luck to all participants!

This week's pairings are:
@alliyah vs @killeham
@Mea vs @shaniac
@WritingPrincess vs @elysian
We're all stories in the end.

I think of you as a fairy with a green dress and a flower crown and stuff.
-EternalRain

I think you, @Deanie and I are like the Three Book Nerd Musketeers of YWS.
-bluewaterlily
  





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There are just over three and a half hours left in round two! Get those last-minute reviews in!

@alliyah @killeham @shaniac @WritingPrincess @elysian
We're all stories in the end.

I think of you as a fairy with a green dress and a flower crown and stuff.
-EternalRain

I think you, @Deanie and I are like the Three Book Nerd Musketeers of YWS.
-bluewaterlily
  





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Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:17 pm
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Round Two is over, and



The results are in!

@alliyah - 4 vs @killeham - 0
@Mea - 6 vs @shaniac - 9
@WritingPrincess - 0 vs @elysian - 0


Congratulations to the winners, @alliyah and @shaniac! alliyah will receive 200 points and shaniac will receive 800 points. (As neither of the two participants in the third duel did a review, there is no winner and no prize will be awarded.)

A housekeeping note: This contest will not run next week. (I'll be out of town.) Feel free to sign up between now and the 23rd, and it'll start again when I get back!

(Also, from this point onward, if a recurring participant goes more than two weeks in a row without writing a review for their duel, I reserve the right to remove your name from the list/ask you if you still want to be involved.)
We're all stories in the end.

I think of you as a fairy with a green dress and a flower crown and stuff.
-EternalRain

I think you, @Deanie and I are like the Three Book Nerd Musketeers of YWS.
-bluewaterlily
  








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