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Please vote:

No Twist In The Tail by wakarimasen
2 (2.7%)
Basil by Henry Dale
2 (2.7%)
Breaking up by D_Bates
8 (10.8%)
The Lady in Blue by Lejays17
4 (5.4%)
The contract by Jaeulk
2 (2.7%)
The Long Road by Idlewilder
3 (4.1%)
The Hunt for Silver-Tongue by SJ Budd
3 (4.1%)
Good Dog by Jmack
7 (9.5%)
Creatures of the Night by Elfy
5 (6.8%)
Drifter by RussetDivinity
2 (2.7%)
The Wolf by Nora
7 (9.5%)
Hail to the King by Giddler
2 (2.7%)
A Twist too Far by Rukaio Alter
12 (16.2%)
A Masquerade in Three Acts by Carter
7 (9.5%)
Innocence Lost by Saraband
4 (5.4%)
The Race by Raptori and Saurus
2 (2.7%)
The Skinner by ArcaneArtsVelho
2 (2.7%)

Total Members Voted: 20

Voting closed: June 01, 2015, 06:41:03 PM

Author Topic: [Apr 2015] - Plot twists - Voting Thread  (Read 14780 times)

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Re: [Apr 2015] - Plot twists - Voting Thread
« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2015, 09:43:50 AM »
Late with the congrats, God Emperor @Rukaio Alter, but very impressed. I loved your story, but Oggs would have sent you to bed with no dinner for that extremely unoriginal twist.  ;) You got my vote for sheer audacity and wonderful humour. ;D  ;D

@Elfy that was pretty dark from you but I enjoyed it very much and really appreciated that clever little extra twist whereby you brought The Brothers Grimm into their own tale - loved that.  Plot Bunny did good. :D

@Jmack and @Nora - both so very dark and both so terrifyingly clever with terrible twists. I generally avoid horror for horror's sake fiction, but your stories were anything but that. What lurked behind both came through strong and clear and I am so impressed. Thanks, both of you.

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Re: [Apr 2015] - Plot twists - Voting Thread
« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2015, 09:52:14 AM »
Elfy that was pretty dark from you but I enjoyed it very much and really appreciated that clever little extra twist whereby you brought The Brothers Grimm into their own tale - loved that.  Plot Bunny did good. :D

 :-[ I'm afraid that Jmack had to explain that one to me - in my defence I have to say that my copy of the full Grimm stories doesn't mention their first names, it only has "Brothers Grimm" on the cover.

And another :-[, I still don't know what Raptori/Saurus's twist was, it just looks like a really great dragon story with no twist.

Sorry both/three people!!
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Re: [Apr 2015] - Plot twists - Voting Thread
« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2015, 10:06:58 AM »
@Elfy that was pretty dark from you but I enjoyed it very much and really appreciated that clever little extra twist whereby you brought The Brothers Grimm into their own tale - loved that.  Plot Bunny did good. :D

aah, so you're the one encouraging her with praise!  She's been quite unbearable the last few nights (kept me up til all hours writing stuff & distracting me at work  ;D)
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Re: [Apr 2015] - Plot twists - Voting Thread
« Reply #48 on: June 02, 2015, 10:11:06 AM »
Elfy that was pretty dark from you but I enjoyed it very much and really appreciated that clever little extra twist whereby you brought The Brothers Grimm into their own tale - loved that.  Plot Bunny did good. :D

 :-[ I'm afraid that Jmack had to explain that one to me - in my defence I have to say that my copy of the full Grimm stories doesn't mention their first names, it only has "Brothers Grimm" on the cover.

And another :-[, I still don't know what Raptori/Saurus's twist was, it just looks like a really great dragon story with no twist.

Sorry both/three people!!
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Re: [Apr 2015] - Plot twists - Voting Thread
« Reply #49 on: June 02, 2015, 11:07:42 AM »
Whoaaaa.... 3rd equal with Jmack and Carter? I did not see that one coming. Thanks everyone for your votes! I'm glad the horror didn't put y'all off!

I'm happy for Rukaio and D_Bates. It's good work! David's story was definitely a quality twist. Votes for you two and Jmack's and Raptori's.
I'm rather surprised though at Saurus and Raptori's result, to me it was the biggest surprise as a twist, but I can also see how it could be hard to capture everyone's interest with a race!

Anyway, shall have fun with critics today! Will we have a critic thread?
I'm not surprised really, ours was kinda rushed so there's probably quite a bit wrong with it.  :P


Elfy that was pretty dark from you but I enjoyed it very much and really appreciated that clever little extra twist whereby you brought The Brothers Grimm into their own tale - loved that.  Plot Bunny did good. :D

 :-[ I'm afraid that Jmack had to explain that one to me - in my defence I have to say that my copy of the full Grimm stories doesn't mention their first names, it only has "Brothers Grimm" on the cover.

And another :-[ , I still don't know what Raptori/Saurus's twist was, it just looks like a really great dragon story with no twist.

Sorry both/three people!!
What @Jmack said. Wasn't very obvious though I guess...  :-[
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Re: [Apr 2015] - Plot twists - Voting Thread
« Reply #50 on: June 02, 2015, 12:11:49 PM »
No, no need to apologise.
I think I shouldn't have read some of them when I did, maybe it was affected by illness-wacky brain :)

It was a great story, and at first it reminded me of the race in Star Wars I ;D
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Re: [Apr 2015] - Plot twists - Voting Thread
« Reply #51 on: June 02, 2015, 12:31:43 PM »
No, no need to apologise.
I think I shouldn't have read some of them when I did, maybe it was affected by illness-wacky brain :)

It was a great story, and at first it reminded me of the race in Star Wars I ;D
Yeah, that Star Wars scene and a section of one of the Ketty Jay books (a fighter plane race) were in mind while we were writing it, I guess it's pretty understandable for that to come across so strongly.  Good that you enjoyed it even without the twist, I guess!  :P
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