The Blog Games Season 2: Week 1

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The Blog Games Season 2: Week 1!

NOTE: I see everyone's concern, but you don't have to make blogs about me to release the Blog Games lol. I obviously can't get out of this, but yes, I did forget to release the Blog Games. It was just a slight inconvenience of my neighbor wanting to play outside and making me freeze my toes in the cold air. I am deeply sorry, and will try next time to NOT FORGET. :)

Week of November 15th - 21st, 2021

Please read our introduction blog for information if you are new to this event. The rules in this season are the same as the previous one so if you are new or have forgotten, it is advised to read the Rules section of the blog linked above. The accepted time for blogs is Monday at 12 AM EST/9 PM PST (Sunday)/5 AM UTC to Sunday at 11:59 PM EST/8:59 PM PST/4:59 AM UTC (Monday). In other words, the valid time for blogs starts eight (8) days before the week's release and ends two (2) days before.

Blog Rank 5! - MiecraftMan: The Three Little Pigs: Minecraft Edition

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 8/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

A very creative blog.

ChineseChen's Comments:

Maybe I'm biased because it's Minecraft, but still a great blog

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 7/10

Grammar: 8/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Blog Rank 4! - adillman23: Taylor Swift's Albums, Ranked

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 10/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

I'm not saying I like Taylor Swift, but the blog was beautifully designed and written lol

ChineseChen's Comments:

Although I'm not a big fan of Taylor Swift, it's interesting to see other peoples' opinions.

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 7/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 8/10

Blog Rank 4! - MiecraftMan: Funny Newspaper Headlines

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

A very humorous read indeed.

ChineseChen's Comments:

Took a while to realize that they weren't real haha

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 8/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 8/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Blog Rank 3! - toowise: Capital City Origins ~ Europe Part 3

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 7/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Definitely an interesting way to inform us about the origins of many capitals that we all know and love.

ChineseChen's Comments

Same as Ethaboo

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 8/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 2! - akjlddkjslfsd: Everything You Need to Know about the Sexagesimal Numeral System

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 8/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Incredibly confusing, but also just as informative and interesting to read.

ChineseChen's Comments:

I quite enjoy learning about new number systems and conversions. Very informational and a great blog!

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Honorable Mentions

Before we get into the number one blog this week, I would like to introduce the 3 honorable mentions for this week! Also, I did forget to say that the Honorable Mentions will NOT actually be based on the criteria, just my opinion on the blog. But I will be rating them on the criteria. For the first honorable mention, I would like to present...

toowise - Capital City Origins ~ Africa Part 1

Since Europe Part 3 of this series was already in the Top 5, this blog cannot be, but it's still great! Very interesting to learn about etymologies in depth. 91/100

ElementalPixel - The Kingdom: A Short Story

A nice story, possibly could have a bit more formatting. 84/100

HeyItsRose18 - Contemplating the Mysteries of the World - Part 10: Television

Invokes a session of deep thought and reflection. 83/100

Blog Rank 1! - BigGeographyGuy: What if the Byzantine Empire Reunited Today?

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Another great blog to make us see how large empires from the past can impact our lives today, and much more.

ChineseChen's Comments:

As always, very good blog. We just learned about the Byzantine Empire in school a few weeks ago. Interesting to see it from a JetPunk perspective!

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 10/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 8/10

Blog Rank 1! - cuotak: Let's Simplify English

Let's Simplify English

cuotak

Overall Score: 93/100 (-2 point penalty for swearing)

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

A very creative idea, and was pretty creative as well.

ChineseChen's Comments:

Very detailed process to making a somewhat new language. Good use of tables.

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 10/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 1! - baptistegorce: Interview of a JetPunker #18 - overtired

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

I really enjoyed reading another one of these blogs. Although the formatting could use a little bit more work to make it feel a bit nicer, the interview really makes up for it.

ChineseChen's Comments:

Great interview.

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 8/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Awards

Here are the winners of the 4 weekly awards!

Best Informational - akjlddkjslfsdEverything You Need to Know about the Sexagesimal Numeral System

Funniest MiecraftManFunny Newspaper Headlines

Best Title BecketteHow To Roast Your Teacher Part II

Favorite of Judges cuotakLet's Simplify English

Blog News!

Time for the first-ever guest judge of Season 2! Please complete the form linked here and in the comments if you want to try and become a guest judge for Week 2! Also, the Season 2 bar chart has begun! It will be updated every week.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading this week's Blog Games! If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please state in the comments. We hope you enjoyed! Bye!

The Blog Games Season 2

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Level 55
Nov 23, 2021
wth 4 of you comment in the first minute lol

EDIT: 10 comments in 3 minutes

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Level 55
Nov 23, 2021
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Level 55
Nov 26, 2021
And the guest judge for Week 2 is... NiobiumVoid!
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Level 64
Nov 23, 2021
FIRST!!!
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Level 55
Nov 23, 2021
good job.
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Level 64
Nov 23, 2021
I've been waiting for this all day (and spying on MiecraftMan/TNT/McKenzieFam's comments)! Definitely lived up to expectations! I like how you and ChineseChen add your personal comments now :D
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2021
ITS HERE!!!
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Level 57
Nov 23, 2021
Aaaaaa!!!
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Level 57
Nov 23, 2021
Woohoo!!!!
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Level 57
Nov 23, 2021
little dig at me at the start
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Level 55
Nov 23, 2021
lol but next time dont listen to tnt to make a blog about it k?
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Level 57
Nov 23, 2021
K

No promises

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Level 65
Nov 23, 2021
i was jokinggggg
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Level 55
Nov 23, 2021
lol
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Level 56
Nov 23, 2021
Yeeeeesssss! And 5th and 4th! Thank you so much!
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Level 55
Nov 23, 2021
yw
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Level 56
Nov 23, 2021
I think I tried to hard on formatting on FNH, and I didn’t try enough on TLP.
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Level 57
Nov 23, 2021
Aha!! BGG and Baptiste in the top!
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2021
Yay! Great! So many comments!
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Level 55
Nov 23, 2021
not the best thing in the world.
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Level 57
Nov 23, 2021
You noticed us in the Blog Games intro didn't you
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Level 55
Nov 23, 2021
i got 31 notifications so yes.
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2021
Also, why does cuotak have more points than the other rank 1s?
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Level 55
Nov 23, 2021
read his description. also before you judge me, it was chinesechen's idea lol
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Level 63
Nov 23, 2021
If your talking about the points in the bar chart, it's because cuotak also won an award, which is 1 point.
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2021
Thanks, that's what I was thinking about lol, now I realized.
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Level 55
Nov 23, 2021
Ok guys calm down I'm trying to set up a new television with my dad and cook dinner for my family while my brother is at taekwondo lol, calm down please
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Level 38
Nov 23, 2021
Poetic
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Level 71
Nov 23, 2021
You gave -2 for swearing lol.

Thank you for your work in the BG! It’s always great.

Also, in regards to your note at the beginning, this is why I think we should be allowed to set a certain time to release a blog. (Given the new blog update I don’t think we’ll have to worry about spam)

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Level 55
Nov 23, 2021
I don't care too much about the scheduling idea too much anymore, even though this happened lol. But for the last time, ChineseChen gave -2 points, not me lol
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Level 71
Nov 23, 2021
I just think it's funny, I'm not saying it's bad!
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2021
Me too lol
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Level 64
Nov 23, 2021
How does it work if a guest judge has a blog in that week? Will they not be able to grade it? Will it be an honor system? Or will you just leave out the blog/include it in the subsequent Blog Games?

Because whether or not a guest judge intends to be biased towards their own blog, more likely than not, their subconscious is going to be influenced into grading the blog higher than would be normally...

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Level 55
Nov 23, 2021
Yes, we forgot to mention it, but you will have to sacrifice your blog if you post a blog that week, and therefore it cannot be graded. If this isn't a good idea, I and ChineseChen can figure out a way to possibly include it anyways if so.
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Level 38
Nov 23, 2021
But they won’t appear at least at Honorable Mentions (without the guest judge grading it)? I also need to see my agenda for see when I can set my bid. Maybe on Week 4. I still wanna post two blogs and see how they will be out.
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2021
Or maybe the guest just won't rate that one?
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Level 38
Nov 23, 2021
Yeah
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Level 38
Nov 23, 2021
YAAAAAAAY! BG IS BACK! I need to post my blogs quickly. Is there an award for the blog that we’re posted in a certain interval of time (during the break of Blog Games)? Congrats to everyone!

*read the note* CHEN, I’M GONNA KILL YOU!

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Level 63
Nov 23, 2021
hides
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Level 38
Nov 23, 2021
@Pandora49...
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Level 73
Nov 23, 2021
What
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Level 38
Nov 24, 2021
I mean, the blogs that were posted during the break of Blog Games, can receive some Honorable mentions.
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Level 56
Nov 23, 2021
How many points do awards count for? Or is the scoring system different from what was established in episode three?
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Level 56
Nov 23, 2021
It appears they are worth 1 points, since Rank 5=1 Pt, Rank 4=2 Pts, but on the graph I have four points total.
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2021
You got 1 for the Award.
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Level 56
Nov 23, 2021
Oh and also toowise has 3.5 points, not just 3.
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Level 55
Nov 23, 2021
1st - 5, 2nd - 4, 3rd - 3, 4th - 2, 5th - 1, awards - 1, new bloggers - .5, hrs - .5
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Level 73
Nov 23, 2021
What's hrs
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2021
Honorable
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Level 73
Nov 23, 2021
Oh okay
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Level 66
Nov 23, 2021
Yippee! The Blog Games are finally here! I wasn't active in blogging during the last season, so I'll try my best to get in a blog or two.

By the way, what about the blogs from September and October? I'd really like an October blog of mine to be graded.

And also congrats to the winners of this week!

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Level 75
Nov 24, 2021
Wow thanks for the 2 mentions. I am truly humbled.
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Level 71
Nov 24, 2021
This is simply an idea I just had, so you don’t have to take it, but I think it would be cool to have an additional award for the blog with the most likes (by the end of the week or by Tuesday when BG are posted).
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Level 56
Nov 24, 2021
They thought about it last time, but decided it didn’t represent the actual blog (people who forgot to like, people with no account, stuff like that).
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Level 64
Nov 24, 2021
Amazing! It's good to have the BG back and running again lol. I can't wait for the second week :)
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Level 50
Nov 25, 2021
Thanks for having mentioned my blog!
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Level 55
Nov 25, 2021
Your welcome
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Level 63
Nov 27, 2021
"Are there any bugs?" "Where?" Uno reverse card haha (inside joke)
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Level 55
Nov 27, 2021
...
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Level 54
Nov 27, 2021
Congrats to the winners!
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Level 57
Nov 30, 2021
Okay here we go! Two hours left! (If I'm incorrect plz someone tell me!)
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Level 65
Nov 30, 2021
30 min!
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Level 56
Nov 30, 2021
Ten min!
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Level 65
Nov 30, 2021
Now!

deja vu

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Level 57
Nov 30, 2021
Four minutes ago!! But not here!! Be like last time
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Level 57
Nov 30, 2021
I guess with mine and MiecraftMan having our blogs today & yesterday means he, Chen and Void have more ranking to do..
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Level 56
Nov 30, 2021
No, our blogs are graded next week. The week ends on Sunday at 9 P.M. Pasta Sauce Time. Therefor, any blog posted on Monday or Tuesday would be counted toward the following week.
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Level 57
Dec 1, 2021
Oh right