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panzerfaust150

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Stompy Atlas Awards for 2022!
« on: 18 July 2022, 12:31:50 »
Hello all,
 I've noticed we don't seem to have any awards for fanfiction around here. I'd like to fix that? Therefore, I am inaugurating the "Stompy Atlas" awards for fanfic excellence!

 Rules (there are always rules):

 1. The author must have begun work on the nominated story in the 2021 calendar year. Stories that do not meet this criterion are not eligible. A story doesn't have to be completed to be nominated.

 2. A copy of the story must be posted here and the copy posted here will be the "nomination copy" for all intents and purposes. Please include the author's name and a link to the story with your nomination.

 3. You may nominate your own work.

 4. All nominations must take place by 0000 EST, July 30, 2022.

 5. Crossovers must be crossed over with at least one fandom of any kind that was at some point in print or in some form of popular media.

 6. Newcomer nominations are for first-time authors only that have not submitted any Battletech fanfiction to this board or any other major board (Fanfiction.net, Spacebattles, The Sietch, ourbattletech.com, etc.)

 7. Nominees who did not win last year may be re-nominated if they meet the other criterion mentioned above.

The Prize? Bragging Rights for a year, and perhaps I'll ask if someone can gin up a nice graphic for the nominees and winner's sig? Also, all yearly winners for Best Story will automatically be nominated for Best Fiction of the Decade to be held in 2031!

Current List of Nominees for Best Story of 2021:
War is a Grave by Cannonshop
Dreamland Madness Battletech - The Dreamland Chronicles by Starfox5
China Shop by TPK
Fighting Uphill by Evilauthor
A Taste of Ashes by JA Baker
Warring States by AlphaMirage
Fortunes of War by Middcore / the Black Kats Khronicles
Emergence - The Concert of the Sphere by Captain Orsai
Ian Davion, Golden Lion by Alpha Mirage
The Federated Suns Reborn by BillyBoy Mark II

Current List of Nominees for Best New Fanfic Author of 2021:
Lucky Regiment by Beefcake
The Best of Enemies by Yellowhammer


Current List of Nominees for Best Crossover Fiction of 2021:
Emergence - Battletech DarkAges/Batttletech AU Crossover Event by Steve
Playing Catchup by Evilauthor


Current Nominees for Battletech Fanfic Lifetime Achievement Award of 2021:
Chris O' Farrell
Cannonshop
Master Arminas
« Last Edit: 03 August 2022, 12:38:12 by panzerfaust150 »
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Artifex

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Re: Stompy Atlas Awards for 2022!
« Reply #1 on: 18 July 2022, 15:34:17 »
Can't help but again prop @Cannonshop here again. :D

His War is a grave is really well driven, at least as long as it lasted. ;-)

@Starfox5's Dreamland Madness Battletech - The Dreamland Chronicles is a nice story.

Oh, @Steve delivered a masterclass: "Emergence" - BattleTech Dark Ages/BattleTech AU Crossover Event

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Re: Stompy Atlas Awards for 2022!
« Reply #2 on: 18 July 2022, 17:41:18 »
I second Artifex's first two nominations!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Stompy Atlas Awards for 2022!
« Reply #3 on: 18 July 2022, 18:18:54 »
I nominate:

China Shop, written by TPK on Spacebattles.
https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/china-shop-battletech.943437/

Fighting Uphill, written by Evilauthor
https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/battletech-fighting-uphill.956044/

And the Battlestar Galactica crossover, Playing Catch Up, also by Evilauthor
https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/nbsg-battletech-playing-catch-up.948619/

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Re: Stompy Atlas Awards for 2022!
« Reply #4 on: 19 July 2022, 04:50:33 »
I thought we can only nominate the stories posted on this forum?

Anyway

JA Baker wrote several Dead Man's Hand stories last year and with some difficulty I picked one to nominate
A Taste of Ashes
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-fiction/dead-man-s-hand-a-taste-of-ashes/

AlphaMirage gave us a new story in the Golden Lion AU, set in Draconis Combine
Warring States
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-fiction/golden-lion-red-oni-au-warring-states/

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Re: Stompy Atlas Awards for 2022!
« Reply #5 on: 19 July 2022, 07:35:31 »
If were strictly staying in 2021,  as it came out vs what was actively being published.

I'd have to say JA Baker's / Starbug's Deadman's Hand series of stories set in his Joker-verse. (Which is spin off of Cannonshop's Ngo Megaverse)

This link is to BattleTech Fanon Wiki's entry where all the stories are linked together.   LINK

There was a lot of resumptions of older stories than actual brand new ones. 
I will second the  nominate what looks good reappeared last year.
Fighting Uphill by Evilauthor Which appeared here on forums & Space Battles

Fortunes of War by Middcore / the Black Kats Khronicles

Emergence - The Concert of the Sphere Tale of two Inner Spheres, helping out the other while in a rut.  Very interesting war drama with iseki twist but not a silly kind.

AlphaMirage's Ian Davion, Golden Lion - 1st part of his Golden Lion AU stories.  Warring States story has barely begun, so I'd feel better when there more story to nominate this titan in the works.

Billy Boy Mark II's The Federated Suns Reborn which kept telling story of the FedSuns taking the smart pills in some interesting detailed conflicts.  I like the hybrid of phone book events being reports and military operations coupled with feature character chapters interacting with key people.  Its not just a timeline.  Side note, with his permission i have thumbs up on some of his FedSuns OmniMechs which were only Fluff models too.



Links are to Wiki, because its easier for me to find them verse digging for hour looking for stories.  xp
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Re: Stompy Atlas Awards for 2022!
« Reply #6 on: 19 July 2022, 09:13:57 »
For the new fanfic writer of 2021 I have two nominations

Lucky Regiment by Beefcake
https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/battletech-the-lucky-regiment.996224/
(he started posting it on AH in 2021, I posted his SB repost as you don't need to have account there)

The Best of Enemies by Yellowhammer
https://www.the-sietch.com/index.php?threads/the-best-of-enemies-a-battletech-au.4803/
(while his input was felt in several fanfics from other authors, this is the first time he startedhis own)
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Re: Stompy Atlas Awards for 2022!
« Reply #7 on: 19 July 2022, 09:21:25 »
Hmmm something that was started in 2021... I'll have to think about something that qualifies to nominate.


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Re: Stompy Atlas Awards for 2022!
« Reply #8 on: 20 July 2022, 00:08:41 »
 For Lifetime Achievement Award it would probably be between Chris OFarrell and Cannonshop
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Re: Stompy Atlas Awards for 2022!
« Reply #9 on: 01 August 2022, 08:59:27 »
Fortunes of War by Middcore / the Black Kats Khronicles

I'm honored to be thought of.  :)

Haven't been around the forums much the past few months but I do have a new story partially written that I hope to get back to reasonably soon. Maybe some year I'll actually get to have a summer that isn't just a succession of traumas and life-altering events but 2022 is not that year.

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Re: Stompy Atlas Awards for 2022!
« Reply #10 on: 01 August 2022, 09:33:11 »
Have to admit I got nothing to nominate.

At least not anything that hasn't been nominated already.

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Re: Stompy Atlas Awards for 2022!
« Reply #11 on: 01 August 2022, 10:06:50 »
I would to add another name for the Lifetime Acheivement Award:

Master Arminas

There has been so many great stories by many authors on here.  Cannonshop and MA are two which I try to follow.

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Re: Stompy Atlas Awards for 2022!
« Reply #12 on: 01 August 2022, 13:27:16 »
Have to admit I got nothing to nominate.

At least not anything that hasn't been nominated already.
Then add to vote whom you think is your choice(s), remember their counted
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Re: Stompy Atlas Awards for 2022!
« Reply #13 on: 03 August 2022, 12:38:46 »
Alright all, the nomination period is over. Give me till Friday to post the voting thread!

 
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