This thread is for all questions and comments regarding the Marriland Pokemon Story Contest. It is here so you can ask questions or leave comments without counting anything as an entry. Any posts made in the official contest thread that are not entries will be removed, which is why this thread is the one you want to post such stuff in.
Anyway, I'm not going to go over the details of the contest here again. You should know them by know! But here are a few of the frequently asked questions or the questions that are most likely to be asked:
I live in Europe (or anywhere outside of the US/Canada). Can I enter? No, you cannot. We're sorry about that, but there are certain legal restrictions on running contests. Additionally, the 3DS systems being given away are North American 3DS systems, so they would not work with European 3DS games. Maybe sometime in the future we'll have a contest for our European users. :)
I live in Massachusetts (or Arizona or Quebec, Canada). Why can't I enter? Each state and province has its own legal restrictions on contests. There were unfortunately restrictions that prohibited us from offering the contest in your state or province. Sorry about that! We'd love to let the whole world enter if we could.
I'm younger than 13 years old. Can I still enter? You cannot, sorry. However, your parent or legal guardian may post your entry on your behalf with their account.
What if I turn 13 before the contest ends? You can enter the contest as soon as you are 13, so if that occurs before the deadline, you can still enter.
Can I enter more than once? You can! You may tell more than one Pokemon story of yours, although it must be a completely different story or experience than any of your previous entries. You can only win once, though.
How will I find out if I won? You will be contacted via e-mail, using the e-mail address that is associated with your account. You need to make sure that your e-mail address is valid and capable of receiving e-mail! We will also be posting the winning entries in a topic as well.
Hey Marriland, I live in the US Virgin Islands. It counts as a US territory, but it’s not a state, and rules usually change for me. I don’t know the rules for contests like this in my area, so can you check and see if I can join? And even if I don’t count, would you mind if I put my stories in anyway, just for the fun of telling them?
I actually do have to ask this - it says to answer one question for your story, but can you incorporate more than one question into your story, if possible? And my next question, does it necessarily have to be restricted to the games?
@MangoMashup: Just checked and YES, you can absolutely enter and have a shot at winning! :D
@Sesshimi: You can absolutely incorporate more than one question. Each of those questions are not separate categories, but just guidelines on what we're looking for. As for being restricted to the games, no, as long as it involves Pokemon, it is eligible.
Wow, okay, I just wrote this long, nicely written, fun entry for your contest, but right as I was about to click post reply, the site reloaded for absolutely no reason. I lost everything I had typed and trust me, I was very pleased with myself for what I had written. It took a little while, some revising, and ect., but I had finally finished and when I went to hit Post Reply, the site reloaded, taking all my words and deleting them. Ugh. It's either my computer, or a combination of the site and my computer, but wow. This sucks. I tried to get it back...but nothing worked. Wow, you know, I'm sorry, but I just can't bring myself to retype and enter...Sorry!! :'(
ill tell you all 3 categories starting with how has Pokemon affected me Pokemon has affected my life in a big way It made me go to the extent I collect Pokemon items, spend most of my time leveling up Pokemon to LV 50, and hang rend shipping pictures in my room... It's really my favorite series to the point it's part of me in a way also It means that I spend a lot more time on my couch playing DS than I used to.
next is what have i have learned from Pokemon
i have learned alot from Pokemon.also I've learned alot from the game and series and that's never give up i always tell that to myself when im battling the elite four and the champion.
last of all what was my favorite Pokemon experience
my favorite Pokemon experience...well here it is i was playing Pokemon diamond and i was in eterna forest i was training my staravia for the upcoming gym vs gardenia.as i walked on the grass and a shiny buneary appeared i was so exited.I had to go to the bathroom but i was so exited that i just sat they're and pissed my pants i wish i could re live that day...I LOVE POKEMON