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Welcome to The Lyceum, the first literary guild on Armor Games! The purpose of The Lyceum is to celebrate and support the arts on Armor Games. In the spirit of this mission, The Lyceum, and its members, will be supporting a general writing thread, in which all users are welcome to submit pieces of writing/poetry/etc. so that it may receive constructive comments where the user may gain insight on ways to improve their writing.

The Lyceum allows any general piece of writing/poetry/etc., but will also provide a theme, given by one of the founders, for a certain period of time (similar to how the writing contests do so). The purpose for the themes is to give users a subject in which to work with, as to avoid those pesky "writer's blocks".

General Submissions

-A user may submit any piece of writing/poetry/etc. at any time.
-A title must go along with the submitted work, so as to allow those providing feedback at least a general insight as to what the work is about.
-The Lyceum respects all intellectual property; plagiarism will not be tolerated.
-If it is found out that a user has plagiarized, said user shall be banned from The Lyceum.


Themed Submissions

-The entered piece must fit the theme. Feedback provided will also take into account the presentation and mastery of the theme.
-A title is not necessary, but there must be at least a notification that the submission regards the theme suggestion.
-The Lyceum respects all intellectual property; plagiarism will not be tolerated.
-If it is found out that a user has plagiarized, said user shall be banned from The Lyceum.

Hierarchy of The Lyceum

The Lyceum follows a hierarchical system, made to allow the most efficient up-keeping of the guild.
-Founders
The Founders of The Lyceum are those that maintain the overall condition of the guild. This level is set-in-stone, no members may join the ranks of Founder, as that would go against the meaning of the word.
*What they do: Run the guild, vote on Member inductees, vote on Judge inductees, create themes, etc.
-Judges
The Judges are those that provide assistance to the Founders in regards to inducting a new member. They are also expected to act with the utmost integrity and honesty. If so seen fit, a Judge may lose his/her position.
*What they do: Vote on Member inductees
-Members
The Members are those that hold the honorary title of the same name. To be a member of The Lyceum means that the user has been recognized by the Founders and/or Judges as an author of high quality and merit. They are also expected to act with the utmost integrity and honesty. If so seen fit, a Member may lose his/her position.

Becoming a Judge

To become a Judge, a Founder must nominate a user, and receive a majority vote. No vote response from a Founder in 7 days of the request means they abstain. It is possible that a user may pass with just the nomination vote, although the chances of such an event happening are extremely slim.

A nominee must also be a Member of The Lyceum to be considered for nomination. Keep in mind, though, that just because you were a Member longer than another, that does not mean you have a better chance at being selected for nomination to become a Judge.

Becoming a Member

To become a Member, notify either a Founder or leave a message in The Lyceum stating that you wish to take the trial to become one. The user must write two pieces of work, a sonnet and a short story (1,000 word limit)..each receiving its own theme as dictated by a Founder. The deadline will be 3 weeks after receiving the themes, and after both pieces are submitted, the Founders and Judges will judge quality of said works and the writing ability the user shows. The user must receive a majority decision to become a member, and a tie in the voting process results in a hung decision. No vote response from a Founder or Judge in 5 days of the submissions means they abstain.

A user may attempt to become a member as many times as possible, but must wait 3 weeks before trying again.

Miscellaneous Notes

-General feedback may be given by any and all users, whether they are a part of the guild or not.
-Keep in mind, however, that your feedback may be subjected to feedback as well (no matter what title you hold).


Disclaimer

Any official updates shall be posted on The Lyceum's profile page. For a full list of the official rules, check there.

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Salvidian
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Shall I be so bold enough to ask for the list which contains the members of foundation? Yes, I do think I shall.

I request the list.

EmperorPalpatine
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@OP
tl;dr version:
Post written stuff for feedback.

I request the list.

It's on the Official Account
Me, you, pang, and Quirinus1.
Strop
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May I make an amendment:

If it is found out that a user has plagiarized, said user shall be banned from The Lyceum.


In general, proven plagiarism warrants a permanent ban from AG, not just from any particular community activity.
Quirinus1
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I approve.

May I be so blithely bold as to nominate myself as the very first judge, which will decide the theme?

Quirinus1
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I approve.

May I be so blithely bold as to nominate myself as the very first judge, who will decide the theme?

EmperorPalpatine
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Sure, you didn't get a chance to judge in the contest version anyway, so you can have first pick here. We'll decide on an official turn order later.

xeano321
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Is there going to be enough users to make this worth while? Not that many are that active in the AMW.

I would apply for membership, but I want to at least give the other users a fair chance.

Salvidian
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I hope there will be enough users. Then again, it might not be bad to have a smaller guild. It lets the members become more intimate* with each other.

*Not in that way, you sicko.

StormWalker
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I suppose I shall ask to join as a member, but I'll probably be late with my submission because of exams and whatnot. I enjoy writing [short-medium stories, not poems really] but I happen to be cursed with procrastination, laziness, and work, like many other people my age. :P
But then agian, I don't remember seeing a time limit, so that's okay.

pangtongshu
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I suppose I shall ask to join as a member


To honor The Lyceum's origins, you and HahiHa get to keep your memberships.

[quote=Strop]In general, proven plagiarism warrants a permanent ban from AG, not just from any particular community activity.[/quote]

Good! That shall, hopefully, make users not tread in such disgusting territory.

Is there going to be enough users to make this worth while?


To be honest, in my opinion, even if it continued with the membership it has now...it would be worth while.
EmperorPalpatine
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*Not in that way, you sicko.

Too bad...

To honor The Lyceum's origins

Sure... that's why. It would seem like a lot of BS if we reset it all just because the thread changed.

but I want to at least give the other users a fair chance.

It's not like it's one-at-a-time (yet). Anyone can attempt to join. It'll probably be easier to get in earlier because we have nothing here to compare works against.
xeano321
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It's not like it's one-at-a-time (yet). Anyone can attempt to join. It'll probably be easier to get in earlier because we have nothing here to compare works against.


No, I didn't mean that. I meant it wouldn't be fair for me to enter, since anything compared to something as awesome as a story I wrote would immediately disqualify the contended.
EmperorPalpatine
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since anything compared to something as awesome as a story I wrote would immediately disqualify the contended.

It's not a 'PvP contest'. It's based on individual effort and improvement.
Hectichermit
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I'll think about joining if there is a chance at some collaborative stuff. I am a poor writer and might test my mettle here to hammer out the slag. Perhaps you can intrigue new members with a fraternity like recruitment process, harass the newbies and make them do ridiculous things...just and idea...and nothing boring like a 5000 word essay on the reasons you want to join The Lyceum.

Anyways, if no one figures it out I'll write another section, but it should be easy.

What has a thousand fingers yet no hands.
Stretches its tendrils from earth to sky.
And bares its presence longer than you or I in the passage of time.

xeano321
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It's not a 'PvP contest'. It's based on individual effort and improvement.


It was a joke. Why would I assume it was PvP when it's clearly not posted? Man, people are way too serious in the AMW... It's like cracking a joke in the library.
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