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 Posted: Mon Jul 25th, 2011 06:35 pm

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Alright everyone ("everyone" meaning all 7 of us), I have a proposal. 

Not THAT kind of proposal!  Ehttp://www....

I think we should have a contest or two, in order to spice up the site a tad, and get people talking about Lexx again.  I, personally, have no one at all in my own life to chat with about this most excellent of shows and there doesn't seem to be much happening around the site recently.

This may have already been done in the past and I've simply missed it somehow in my vigorous exploration of the Lexxverse.  But even so, it's always fun and interesting to see what people can come up with.

So, let the creativity gush, as freely as things gushed when Xev/Prince brought Stan to the edge of ultimate sexual ecstacy to get the key to Lexx. 

I'm looking for ideas about how to start some real contests here, with real prizes.  There could be trivia games (how well do you REALLY know season 3?), fanfic competitions (most original, most racy, best written, funniest, etc.), polls/surveys, artwork, or anything else that y'all think would be fun. 

Please lend me your thoughts.  Ideally, if we did get something like this happening, perhaps Maya could arrange for certain "folks" we all know and love to judge our works and give feedback.  Can we say personalized autographed pictures from the cast as prizes?  I think maybe we can.....:P

Maya, your thoughts?

Look forward to hearing from everyone, even if only to say "You stupid newbie, Squish, what the Bleepity Bleep are you smoking?"

Sincerely,
Your humble resident baby cluster lizard
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 Posted: Mon Jul 25th, 2011 09:36 pm

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Since I publish a weekly Lexx Fan Fic eZine of my own original stories and stories others give me permission to publish, I'm all for a fan fic contest.  I will publish the winning entry.  If anyone wants to take part just let me know and I'll lay out some guidelines.



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 Posted: Mon Jul 25th, 2011 11:03 pm

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Squish, I think if you log in and do a keyword search for "contest" or "avatar" you'll find that there have been many competitions in the past, but that participation has perhaps dropped off somewhat. I'm sure that is mostly due to the time passing since the show was fresh.

I seque thusly into remembrance of a recent Xev Avatar contest where images of Prince *disguised* as Xev in 3.08 were among the top vote getters. My objection to those entries was met with mild scorn but I yet hold firmly that for one to in any way conflate Prince *diguised* as Xev with the real Xev - as I perhaps wrongly suggest you do by referring to "Xev/Prince" - does some great disservice to the writer's introduction of that extreme creepiness into the storyline: Stan was tricked into having sex with that which he did not know. (Girls, cannot you empathize? Remember a recent story where an identical twin brother tricked his twins girlfriend into a roll in the hay and was charged with rape? ... and that wasn't even a transgendered sortie with pure evil!)

I think it is proper to refer to Stan having sex with Prince and leave Xev out of it. She was on the Planet Fire dehydrating and awaiting rescue.


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 Posted: Mon Jul 25th, 2011 11:28 pm

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Thank you for telling me about contests of the past and how to find them.  I've perused them to my heart's content, both before and after your advice.

By mentioning Stan's seduction by Prince, I was attempting to be humorous in reference to gushes of creativity.  I had no idea it could be taken as offensive by any stretch of the imagination. 

Yes, I am aware that awful things similar to that take place in real life on this Little Blue Planet far too often.  However, in this particular situation, since Stan did not display evidence of emotional or physical trama (besides about 60 seconds of palm-to-the-face when finding out about it), I felt it was safe to talk about.

Does anyone else feel like my wording was wrong there?  Please let me know.  If not, I consider the matter to be settled.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 25th, 2011 11:32 pm

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Abby1964,

How have I missed this eZine you're referring to?!  I simply must read it! 

Call me technologically demented, but I can't find my way around this site too aptly yet.
Please, could you give me the URL for it? 

I'd also be more than pleased to add to it if you want to send me those guidelines you mentioned for a contest.

Thanks so much.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 26th, 2011 01:13 am

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Squish, I must have misinterpreted your statement that "This may have already been done in the past and I've simply missed it somehow in my vigorous exploration of the Lexxverse." I certainly didn't intend to be pedantic in pointing you in the direction of the Lexxverse search function.

As for your making light of Stan's rape, I took no offense; due to the preponderance of men as perpetrators of rape in human society, there is little and perhaps none to be taken. My statement need not be seen as a critique of your choice of words but only to make clear the distinction between Xev and Prince.

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Squish just click the link under my banner that says eZine Space I'll send you the guidelines for publication.



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Sweet, I've subscribed to the eZine and now have lots and lots of reading to do. 



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Squish wrote: Sweet, I've subscribed to the eZine and now have lots and lots of reading to do. 
Let me know how far back you can go, I may have to dig back in the admin section to find the links to the earlier issues



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Abby, you completely rock!!

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I can get back to issue 2.10, but not before that.  Is there a way to read them from the beginning?  I don't want to start in the middle of the end of a story line.....

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Squish wrote: I can get back to issue 2.10, but not before that.  Is there a way to read them from the beginning?  I don't want to start in the middle of the end of a story line.....

Squish
I'll Send you the Link for the first few issues.  You should be able to just edit the url from there



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 Posted: Wed Jul 27th, 2011 06:13 pm

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Yay!  Lexxians unite!



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 Posted: Thu Jul 28th, 2011 02:37 am

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Hey thanks for the suggestions on the contests, and if you check the site out thoroughly, you'll see we've had tons. I've made banners, avatars, graphics, etc of all kinds as prizes and the contests started to drop off tremendously as fans moved here or there or found other pursuits. I just was not getting a ton of participation here on the contests and alot of other fans just got very very busy.

I don't have a problem if you guys want to do your own off-site contests, but anything of that nature here has to be done by the admin because of monitoring issues.



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Maya,

Abby says that the winner can be published in her eZine, but I think the contest itself could certainly be held in open view of everyone. 

How exactly should this be handled so that it meets the admin requirements?  And who would be judging?

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