First off, votes will remain hidden until the voting period has ended. This is to prevent a pattern we saw way back in V4, where handlers would vote more based on who they wanted to win of the characters getting votes than who they thought deserved to win overall.
Voting is, as in V4 and V5, anonymous. To vote, you must log out and post as a guest. You may not vote for yourself/your own character (and staff has a few ways to check this, and actually does). Also, please vote for the scene you truly feel was best, rather than the one your friend wrote. We get that they may be the same, but would really like to encourage everyone to really consider their votes.
Votes for different deaths/kills by the same handler/character will not be compiled, as was finalized in late V4. Each kill/death stands alone.
Now, the prizes.
BKA will, as in V5, get the winning character a weapon and a treat in the form of food.
BDA will, as in V5, get the deceased character featured in the scrolling quote. The quote will be chosen by the site, through a poll, with nominations available for a short time beforehand (and yes, the character's handler is eligible to nominate quotes of their choosing).
Also, a quick reminder from the V5 rule changes:
Also, remember that you must give your reasons for your votes, or they will be disqualified. As they are anonymous, tracking down people who fail to provide adequate reasoning is a huge hassle, and staff isn't going to bother. So be sure to give your reasoning when you post.wrote:9. Deadlines for Deaths and Contests:
From here out both deaths and kills will be held to the death deadline as regards contests. V4 had way too many delays, often due to the killers as much as the victims. Therefore, from now on, if a death is disqualified from contention for BDA, the kill will also be disqualified from contention for BKA. We will also no longer be rolling over deaths and kills into the next month's contest, even in cases where an extension has been granted. The bookkeeping involved is too much of a hassle, and it in effect promotes slower deaths, which we do not wish to do.
Please be sure to read every kill and death before voting. Otherwise, it's super unfair to the people you skip, who may have produced really good work. We'd love to see a big turnout, but we'd prefer to see a small-yet-informed one.
Finally, a request: Please do not campaign for awards in chat. Please do not do the "Man, it'd be so cool to win BKA/BDA" thing. Please do not try to steer people towards one of your scenes if you have multiple ones up for consideration. Please do not, in short, try to influence the votes.
With that out of the way, it is time for the very first BKA/BDA of V6.
BEST KILL AWARD:
Isabel Ramirez, for killing Tina Luz
Nancy Kyle, for killing Scarlett McAfee
Kimiko Kao, for killing Cristo Morales
Alvaro Vacanti, for killing Barry Banks
Alex Tarquin, for killing Rea Adams
Isabel Ramirez, for killing Conrad Harrod
BEST DEATH AWARD:
CondorTalon, for the death of Jennifer Su
CicadaDays, for the death of Tina Luz
Primrosette, for the death of Scarlett McAfee
backslash, for the death of Cristo Morales
Aura, for the death of Barry Banks
Empress Plush, for the death of Abigail Floyd
dmboogie, for the death of Harold Porter
Spinnentier, for the death of Rea Adams
RC, for the death of Conrad Harrod
This contest will run for five days, like we did in the past. The announcement will be up shortly after that. This should leave us on schedule to have mid-months at, well, the middle of the month.