I liked the stories and think you should post them regardless of if they made the top three or not. More contests for sure! I'd have entered one if I'd had time to write one, so maybe I can get in on the next one, assuming you have another one.
Hey Ant, they were great, and it was fun being in the contest. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
As you know, a few people wanted to see my entry. But since I didn't make myself a copy, I can't post it. If you post any of the non-winning stories, you could post mine. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
The stories were great, I especially like Kosh saying "Boo", I didn't expect that. I thought it was going to be Londo. Anyways, congradulations to everyone, all the stories were great.
I'd also like to know who the authors are though.
I'm slightly put out that I didn't win, but hey, I threw my entry together in about an hour; not exactly quality workmanship.
I think I liked the one with the various Vorlon impersonators the best. The Vorlon versions of "trick or treat" were great.
The "boo" seems slightly out of character... but that makes it all the cooler, doesn't it? Somehow I really think Kosh would have gotten into Hallowe'en. I have no clue why, it just seems like him somehow. Maybe it's because he's always in costume.
The stories were good. The *boo* was an amusing twist, but I also liked Gkar's comment confirming that a child dressed as a Centauri is a legitimate halloween costume ... totally in character I thought, and reminiscent of their early banter before the shadow war.
Definately think you should run another competition, for Christmas maybe .... if Londo dyed his hedwig and put it on his chin, he'd make an interesting St. Nick.
It was my intent to have the story set in 2258, or the first season, precisely so that Londo and G'kar could mix it up a bit. The "Commander" may seem out of place, but it's just a quicker way of saying Lt. Commander, so I wouldn't consider that a boo boo, just a natural oversight in favor of getting to the point.
And about Kosh, yes it was defenitly a step out of character, hence the title.
Well, when the grand pooh-bah asks you to hang around, how can one refuse?
I too care little for Christmas, but that time of year is bulging with story opportunities. There is a lot that can happen when the biggest earth holiday meets the alien ambassadors.
It's an opportunity for deeper, more meaningful stories, unfortunately that usually means longer ones <g>. However, some of the most powerful stories are the simplest. Might be interesting to consider.
On the other hand, if someone else wins a christmas story, I won't be famous anymore...I'll be a has been!!