Author has written 35 stories for Twilight.
So here's how it goes, guys:
Step One: Go to the contest blog (link below)
Step Two: Choose a gif, any gif, from the selection of 72 provided on the blog.
Step Three: Write it.
Official Fic This Gif Contest Blog: FicThisGif(dot)blogspot(dot)com
Official Fic This Gif Contest Twitter: @FicThisGif
Hostess/Secret Keeper: JadaLulu/@JadaPattinson
Graphics Juggernaut: RoseArcadia
Betty Smith (@MissBettySmith) Author of Full Disclosure, My Esteemed Colleague and more
Chicklette (@chicklette_) Author of Get Me To You, Of Kith and Kin and more
iambeagle (@megschmegg) Author of The Cellar, Head Over Feet and more
jaxon22 (@sophiejax) Author of Help Wanted, A Pound of Flesh and more
jessypt (@jessypt) Author of The Diner, Seeing Daylight, Winter Song and more
kdc2239 (@kdc2239) Author of Fuggiasco, Exposed and more
kharizzmatik (@TatersGonnaTate) Author of Emancipation Proclamation, Pinky Swear and more
Lux123 (@Lux123_) Fic connoisseur and reader extaordinaire
Magnolia822 (@Magnolia822) Author of A Quiet Fire, An Acquired Taste and more
ooza (@o_Oza) Author of Here in the Garden of Sin, Adore Adore, Inside Man and more
sabriel017 (@sabriel017) Veteran reader and fic aficionado
stickybuns (@stickybuns) Author of Beloved and Just You and Me
TKegl (@TKegl) Author of Beyond Time, Just One of the Boys, Cutlass and more
1) The contest is anonymous. While there's no harm in telling people that you're participating, please refrain from disclosing any details about your entry. Let's be simple about this, guys :)
2) Only independent one shots will be accepted as entries into this contest. No futuretakes/outtakes, please. Just let us wrap the contest up and you can run wild with your baby!
3) Please feel free to play with all of the Twilight characters. Any pairing is welcome. AU, AH, non-canon are acceptable! Dazzle us! (yes, you read that right)
4) Word Limit: 2,500 minumum/12,500 maximum
5) Please limit entries to no more than 2 per author, collaborations included. Take it easy on us - we bruise easily.
6) We ask that you please have your entry edited by a beta before submitting. If you need help in that area, please contact me at @FicThisGif or @JadaPattinson on Twitter!
7) While there are no restrictions on content, please have consideration for your readers and give adequate warning in your a/n if your entry includes sensitive subjects and/or possible triggers.
8) Please choose only ONE GIF per entry.
Please include the following info with your submission:
Fic This Gif Anon Contest Entry
Word count (not including author's notes/header):
Warnings (if necessary):
Entries will be accepted beginning April 28th, 2012, and must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on June 8th, 2012.
Public Vote will begin on June 9th, 2012 and end on June 23rd, 2012.
Winners will be announced via blog, FF page and Twitter on June 29th, 2012.
Please send your entries to: gifmewhatyougot(at)aol(dot)com.
After confirmation that your submission complies with the contest rules, it will be posted anonymously on this FF page.
PRIZES (all of which will be announced on Twitter):
1st Place, Judges' Choice and Public Vote
2nd Place, Judges' Choice and Public Vote
3rd Place, Judges' Choice and Public Vote
Individual Judge Favorites
And a few special categories from the judges as well ;)
The 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will receive an animated banner by RoseArcadia as well as an announcement post on her blog!
Thank you to all of the judges and RoseArcadia ahead of time for their participation in this contest! You ladies are wonderful and I still can't believe you're here doing this with me!! A special thank you to Chrisska. Thanx for letting me bum off your skills, Chrisko :)
GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE AND HAPPY WRITING! We can't wait to see you all at the finish line!!!
Public Vote Winners
1st place: The Babysitter by Plummy
2nd place: The Girl Who Jumped by aWhiteBlankPage
3rd place: Saving Up by Purelyamuse
Judges' Choice Winners
1st place: The Girl Who Jumped by aWhiteBlankPage
2nd place: Saving Up by Purelyamuse
3rd place: The Babysitter by Plummy
Special Categories (as determined by the judges)
Best Use Of Gif: The Girl Who Jumped by aWhiteBlankPage
Best Humor: How A Theory Becomes A Law by Bella Flan
Best Angst: The Girl Who Jumped by aWhiteBlankPage
Best Lemon: Until We Bleed by Miss Winkles
Best Tearjerker: Never Let Me Go by Melanie Carter
Highest Swoon Factor: Without Reserve by DiamondHeart78
Most Potential For Full Story: The Babysitter by Plummy
Individual Judge Favorites
Betty Smith: Without Reserve by Diamondheart78
“I thought it was a great short story. Not too much background – just enough – plus a complete story.
Chicklette: Pull My Strings by GeekChic12
“This story was really well written; it pulled me in from the very start, and I loved watching B and E figure things out. The side story about Esme lent great realism to this story. I really, really liked it.
iambeagle: The Girl Who Jumped by aWhiteBlankPage
“Though it had bit of a slow start, I really enjoyed this o/s. The writing was honest and beautiful. The connection between Edward and Bella was very believable.
jaxon22: The Girl Who Jumped by aWhiteBlankPage
“Beautiful. Smart. Concise. I was emotionally engaged from the very first line. It was believable and not schmaltzy. There were a billion emotions in the whole thing and, in a O/S that’s impressive. It set the bar really high. Loved it. I would definitely read more from this author.
jessypt: Flames by Rose Masen Cullen
“Flames was gritty and dark. The story of a prostitute and a married man seems somewhat typical, but this was anything but. The author did a phenomenal job painting the impossibility of their situation and yet left me so, so hopeful that things just might work out in the end. I want to know if it all works out, if they figure out how to be together for real without losing all the important things in their lives. More! I need more!!
kdc2239: Pinky Swear by moirae
“I picked Pinky Swear as my favorite because I loved the realistic simplicity of it. This one-shot let us in on a close friendship between Bella and Alice and we see how their differing personalities define their relationship. The characters voices and inner thoughts were so realistic - nothing felt forced and the story flowed smoothly. I loved it and would definitely be a story I would read if it were continued.
kharizzmatik: The Girl Who Jumped by aWhiteBlankPage
“There’s something about this story that grabbed me from the get-go and wouldn’t let go. The voice was so unique and pessimistic/sarcastic at times that I found it downright humorous. Maybe I saw a little of myself in Bella. I went through a full range of emotions reading it, both sides of the spectrum. Absolutely loved it.
Lux123: The Girl Who Jumped by aWhiteBlankPage
“This story completely gripped my heart and tugged at its strings. I was immersed from beginning to end. The narrative felt really honest; Bella’s voice was strong, yet vulnerable. And while Edward was cocky and mysterious, underneath it all, he was just as lost as Bella. I loved their “tell me something true” whispers. And how he goaded and tempted her. How he eventually broke down her walls, awakening something in her and making her feel like that ready-to-jump girl again.
Magnolia822: Saving Up by Purelyamuse
“I enjoyed the honesty of this story and the way the author captures that pivotal moment of a relationship where it either fizzles out or develops into something more. It was tightly written and came full circle through the trope of toilet paper, which worked wonderfully and hilariously. A realistic and sympathetic Bella and a loveably clueless Edward, who turns out not to be so clueless after all, I adored every moment of this sweet and funny fic.
ooza: How A Theory Becomes A Law by BellaFlan
“This was a very tough choice for me because there were a few stories that I absolutely loved. I chose How a Theory Becomes a Law because it captured me from the very beginning. I absolutely loved Bella and her inner musings as she tried to solve the mystery of whether Edward was a vampire. The storyline was refreshing, had a unique take on the characters, and was filled with nerdy references galore. It actually made me LOL out loud, which is pretty rare.
sabriel017: The Babysitter by Plummy
“The Babysitter was my favourite entry. I love a good male POV and think it's particular tricky to get just right. This was perfection. We learn that Edward likes things that jiggle and he's caring in that very BOY way of here's-a-problem-let's-fix-it. Bella is the perfect foil and you can see how she gets under his skin. The supporting cast was brilliant, too, and lead by "MC Malice"... a little touch of genius right there. The character dynamics as well as the feelings were realistic and the dialogue very natural. A fantastic o/s, beautifully put together and served. I'd love to know more about all of these characters!
stickybuns: The Girl Who Jumped by aWhiteBlankPage
“Tell me something true… How could I NOT have fallen in love with this entry? You feel for Bella at the beginning, so confused, so lost. She’s always been with the wrong one and she just… let it happen. The way he reads through her bullshit just pulls you in. He sees her. Sees her. When she pushes him away, when he kind of gives up on her because there’s no point in chasing her… And then when she finally realizes that she wants him? … Perfect.
Tkegl: The Babysitter by Plummy
“I'm a sucker for a story that pulls me in and takes me for a ride, ans if it gives me a few laughs along the way, all the better. This story delivered that in spades. Bella's spunky, smart, and fun...Edward's a decent guy trying to to the right thing, but he's also so overwhelmed by her and trying to fight it. I just enjoyed this story thoroughly from beginning to end. Well-written, hot, sweet, funny, smart, charming – not enough adjectives to say it all!
Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you from the bottom of our fic hearts to each and every author who participated. Please don't be discouraged if you didn't place. Trust me when I (Jada) say that these judges agonized long and hard over these choices. I'm pretty sure most of them are bald and no longer possess fingernails at all. You should be INSANELY proud of yourselves for what you've created. Now go forth and pimp the shit out of it with PRIDE!!!!!!
(Side note: I totally typed 'long and hard' without making a peen joke, so you know I mean biznazz here, people. Js.)
I want to take the time out to thank the judges for their time in this contest. You ladies are a wicked awesome group of ladies and I bet you all smell like sunshine and chocolate. Except ooza. She probably smells like fear and judgment. Anyhow, your efforts in this contest were very much appreciated. I love you, guise.
ASS SLAPS AND BEWB GROPES TO ROSEARCADIA who is responsible for all of the contest graphics, including the fantastic lil baby blinkies she made for the winners. You, my dear, are the shit. I'm having a T-shirt made. AND YOU SHALL WEAR IT TO ALL THE EVENTS. Ily, chica.
And to the readers... You guise are the heartbeat of this whole operation. I was in awe of how much support the authors received during this contest, whether it was in reviews, general encouragement, volunteering to beta entries, pimping of the contest itself, etc. I know it's easy to forget in the face of all the drama, but there are some stellar people in this fandom. You don't get enough credit for the incredible people that you are. So thank you.
All the love & squishies,
Full List of Entry Authors
Pull My Strings by GeekChic12
The Girl Who Jumped by aWhiteBlankPage
How a Theory Becomes a Law by Bella Flan
Ours by Ruibin Rua
Never Let Me Go by Melanie Carter
I Can Do Anything by MonaRider
You're Beautiful by Laurie Whitlock
Thanks For The Ride by k8Ln713
Drunk On You by silentlady1 and Laureate04
Shower Of Diamond Hearts by restlessxpen
Perfect Stranger by JiffyKate
Highway Love by MrzEdCullen
Love In This Club by Packy 2.0
The Beginning by ForWhenImGone
Dayglow by Jezzeria
Singing In The Rain by gabby1017
If You Love Her by HelloElla
Pinky Swear by moirae
Bucket Of Sin by dolphin62598
Im With The Band by BestScentEver
Without Reserve by DiamondHeart78
The Sum Of All Your Choices by Ange de l'aube
My Strong Soldier by jennlen522
Saving Up by Purelyamuse
Lucky by MusicalWritingBookworm
Flames by Rose Masen Cullen
Boys Don't Cry by eddiebell69
Disconnected by mslizabeth
Seeking Serenity by Winkle101
The Babysitter by Plummy
Better Together by SomeGirl8
Edge Of Desire by BusyBrie
Until We Bleed by Miss Winkles
Club Genesis by Simba517
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