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Darth333 10-14-2005 10:05 AM

Looking for a newsposter at
We are currently looking for someone interested in becoming a regular newsposter on our website to make reports/summaries of the fanfics that are posted here to give you guys more visibility.

We'd like to do something similar to the weekly mod report but if you have a brighter idea, we are opened to innovation too :) Reports could be done on a bi-weekly basis, depending on forum activity. If you are interested in doing this, send me a PM :)

Vladimir-Vlada 10-14-2005 11:49 AM

Nice! Thanks for the support, I'll post regulary from now on. :thumbsup: You are a real friend of the people. :D

Hallucination 10-14-2005 12:22 PM

Thanks for the support D333, if someone signs up be sure to tell us who it is.
*Note to self: D333 gets +10 moderator cool points*

RC-1162 10-15-2005 12:44 PM

so who got the job, D333?
*D333 gets 50 points just for being a super mod*
no im not softening you up. if thats what youre thinking.

Darth333 10-18-2005 11:29 AM

It's time to congratulate our new fanfic reviewer at machievelli :cheers:

machievelli is an experienced and talented writer and we are convinced that you will enjoy reading him. To make things more interesting, he will not only post summaries of your fanfics but also critiques of some of them. He'll also bring you news from other good fanfic sites around the net. Check back in a few days to read his first review!

We will also compile the best stories (with the permission of the authors) and make them available for download in text format.

Keep those fanfics coming! :D

ChAiNz.2da 10-18-2005 11:41 AM

Congratulations machievelli! :D

So.. you're fesh meat for the SWK site eh? :devsmoke:... Don't worry, the hazing won't be too bad :lol: hehehe...

Bob Lion54 10-18-2005 01:06 PM

Congrats machievelli!

I've been working on a fic myself, but I seem to have a case of the "wannabe writer's block" at the moment. hehe. I'll get something up for you to tear apart review one of these days....

Congrats again!

Vladimir-Vlada 10-18-2005 01:33 PM

A REVIEWER?! :eek: :drop2:

That's it! I'm done for. Better erase that pathetic attempt at comedy before it's too late!

Conratulations by the way. :D

Darth333 10-18-2005 01:41 PM

C'mon Vlad it will be fun and reviews are the best way to improve. Don't worry, we do not intend to demolish anyone's work but rather to encourage people to continue writing fanfics ;)

Vladimir-Vlada 10-18-2005 03:01 PM

I'm panicking because I hate making mistakes and failiures. Hopefully, my two very long epic fan fictions which I am making now, will surely work better than that piece of s**t Journies of Ryan Pano (I'll make him an epic character now).

machievelli 10-18-2005 11:17 PM

The Critic Strikes Back

All of the writers were nervous. They had heard about the critic, and the idea of having one filled them with dread.
The elements of style werebeing passed from hand to shaking hand. Several kids had even gone out and bought the Basic infantry leader’s handbook at the second hand book store, and were working out the difference between a squad and a regiment when suddenly the door exploded off it’s hinges.
Thick smoke filled the doorway, and outside they heard;
“Bwahaaaaaa!” Followed by a lot of choking. Darth Machiavelli came into the room, waving the CO2 fumes away, trying to cough up a lung. Then he threw his cloak aside. “Cower brief mortals!“
Everyone looked at him with horror, until Vladimir began snickering.
“What’s so funny.”
“Isn’t that a Dracula costume?”
Machiavelli looked down, then growled. “Merde!” before ducking back out of the room. Then he was back. This time he was in a proper Black armor with helmet outfit. The effect was spoiled because he left off the face plate so he could smoke his pipe.
“All right, guys, here’s what’s going to happen. You’re all going to give me beaucoup Critic points or your story’s go to the dead letter office, Capice?”
As he was speaking, help arrived in the person of Darth333 and Stingersh.
“Before you get too bad, Mach, we have a problem here.” Darth said.
“Oh, and what is that?” He snarled back.
Darth shrugged. “Well we promised to review YOUR work, but we came up with a problem. It seems you followed the game so closely, that Bioware is suing.”
“What?” Machiavelli gasped as the words struck him deep in his soul.
Stingersh took his light saber, lit it, and spanked the naughty critic. “That means we have to see about, god forbid, copyright infringement.”
“No, it can’t be!”
“And besides,’ Darth said as she took his left arm, and Stigersh his right, “It’s a no smoking room!’
“No, I’ll sue, I want a lawyer, I want an agent. ! WANT MY MOMMIE!”

RC-1162 10-19-2005 02:28 PM

congrats, mach

ForceFightWMe12 10-19-2005 03:18 PM

:lol: Lol!! That's funny, Mach. Well, kudos to you.

By the way, out of curiosity, what story do you plan on reviewing first?

machievelli 10-19-2005 10:49 PM

Actually I flipped a coin, and started at the bottom of the page. I will work upward on any piece that has more than a 'I will write one' comment, and they will be critiqued in sequence. That means Sabretooth and RC1162 are up first.
What I am going to try to do as this goes on is do one for KOTOR or KOTOR 2, one for the historical Star Wars (Movies one to 6) and one for either the middle ground (Between 3 and for) or after the historical.
This will take a while to work out, you see I just came up with the idea last night and haven't put it in affect yet. As I will cut you slack, please do the same for me.
On a more serious tone than my posting above;

I have always hated the word ‘critic’ because anyone who has ever written or drawn anything hates the little twerp that can’t do, but will tell you at length what you did wrong. In fact we’ve all heard the old saying ‘those who can do. Those who can’t criticize’.
I like the word critique better. It means the same thing, except that while a critic will flame you just because he’s had a bad day, a critique lays out what you did wrong and need to work on.
So if I say 'this is what you did wrong, think of your teachers when you were in school. An honest one deesn't say 'This is S@@t, they say, 'you know if you did this instead...
And if I give you an attaboy, don't think it's cause I pity you.
It's because you did it right in my opinion.

Vladimir-Vlada 10-20-2005 06:06 AM

I have a question about this... official critique of Fan Fiction for Lucas Forums:

Are literature critiques really neceseary here? Do we really need specialised, educated literature theoratisian to judge us?

I am not trying to imply that it is wrong to have that, I am just saying that machievelli shouldn't waste his valuable time and experience on stories of existing things written by fans, we're not publishing books.

And I think that the real reviewers on Lucas Forums are the members themselves, but I could be wrong.

That's what I am going to say now.

ChAiNz.2da 10-20-2005 09:06 AM

As well as critiquing, machievalli will be posting reviews over at SWK :)
Hopefully, by drawing attention to the stories he decides to write reviews on, we can bring more traffic here to these Forums so that they can enjoy the stories all of you have written :)

Think of it as a Siskel & "whoever" or an "E!" exclusive :D

We already do this for the modders of Holowan, so we wanted to give a bit of the limelight to the other talented artists here who decided to go a different route than modding...

SWK is the Gateway to StarWarsKnights Forums (this portion of Lucasforums)... and we want visitors to realize that these forums offer much more than just game tips, techniques & mods.

While I can congratulate machievalli on his future role here & at SWK, I'd like to also thank & congratulate all of the talented writers here for making it possible for us to offer more than just "game tips" and hopefully SWK can return the favor by getting some more readers out there for ya' :)

machievelli 10-20-2005 11:15 AM

It's interesting VV, that every fan-writer I have ever read hopes for that big break. I hope it will through this book for me, but I have hoped it for every story and book I have written for three decades.
But up until now, fan-fic has been passed from hand to grubby hand, from the badly typed and handwritten crap I saw when Star Trek was on the air in Original release, to the mimeographed stuff of the 70s, to the e-mail of now. I wrote a Fan fic back then. 1973. A new Starship in the Star Trek series. A small ship with only one purpose, to kick butt. But the engines were too powerful.
Sound familiar? I just described the Defiant from Deep Space 9.
You see, only two people saw that original story of mine. Don't you want people to look for your stuff if it is at all good?
What I am doing in my own ham-handed way is to scream at passersby 'Hey, read this guy's stuff! It's good!'
Maybe one day an agent will look at one of the sites I will review (Yes, Virginia, your critic will be going to other sites as well to bring back the best) and say 'these are good kids who deserve a chance'.
But maybe I should follow it with the sarcastic line from Army of Darkness 'Yeah. Maybe I'm a Chinese Jet Pilot'.

Hallucination 10-20-2005 01:12 PM

Sorry I didn't congratulate you sooner, but I was cowering in fear of you critique-ness. And suffering a bad fit of writers block. Congrats, and enjoy yourself. Maybe you should try to get a mod to put Status: Critique under your avy ;)

ForceFightWMe12 10-20-2005 03:29 PM


Hopefully, by drawing attention to the stories he decides to write reviews on, we can bring more traffic here to these Forums so that they can enjoy the stories all of you have written
Cool, free publisity! lol.

RC-1162 10-21-2005 07:37 AM

i have an idea. what if the members send mach their ideas on what should be in the review and mach could edit it or take point from it and make his own. that would save him the trouble of figuring out the endings of WIPs such as mine in which i killed obi wan(MUHAHAHAHA!!).
what do u think mach?

machievelli 10-21-2005 10:42 AM

Rc, if you did that you'd ruin all my fun.

machievelli 10-21-2005 01:54 PM

For those that read this before I changed it, I am sorry. I had just spent several hours writing part of a story and when I went back to edit discovered that I had spent the day writing what my wife calls TMI or too much information.
That is when you know the nomenclature, but it is all you seem to be writing.
Again, I am sorry. Hopefully the posting of my first critiques on will be up. If you'd like I will post the same here for you to look at in apology

RC-1162 10-26-2005 03:34 PM

right. what fun exactly?

machievelli 10-28-2005 10:32 AM

I like reading the work cold. When I buy a book off the shelf the writer doesn't give me a list of what I can think. I'm treating all of you like professionals and in my own way like my students.
So it's week two;
class is back in session...

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