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Stillness, or the apathy of others - Henry Dale
1 (2.2%)
The Hound of Arnas - Nora
6 (13%)
Everything in Frame - tebakutis
10 (21.7%)
Border Crossing - Jmack
4 (8.7%)
Axe of Salvation, Blood of Honor - m3mnoch
4 (8.7%)
Romeo is Bleeding - Mr.J
2 (4.3%)
Saviour from the Past! (Kinda) - Rukaio_Alter
4 (8.7%)
The Exile - SugoiMe
3 (6.5%)
Our kind of Watchman - Peat
5 (10.9%)
Little by little, we slipped into the dark - OnlyOneHighlander
2 (4.3%)
Wire in my Soul - Corvus
1 (2.2%)
Four years, six months, and three days after surfacing - ArcaneArtsVelho
2 (4.3%)
The Feline Supremacy - Lanko
2 (4.3%)

Total Members Voted: 16

Voting closed: June 01, 2016, 06:33:11 PM

Author Topic: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Voting Thread  (Read 10303 times)

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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Voting Thread
« Reply #75 on: June 01, 2016, 07:45:09 PM »
Gratz, @tebakutis! I voted for you, Sugoi and Peat.

I also really want to know who were the two people who voted for my silly story about nazi cats  ::)
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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Voting Thread
« Reply #76 on: June 01, 2016, 07:49:04 PM »
Hey, Eric, is that two months in a row?! Wow. And quite the strong win. Many, many congrats.

I voted for @Nora - my favorite story of the month; and @Peat - good stuff.
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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Voting Thread
« Reply #77 on: June 01, 2016, 08:35:46 PM »
I also really want to know who were the two people who voted for my silly story about nazi cats  ::)
You have to ask?  ;D
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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Voting Thread
« Reply #78 on: June 01, 2016, 08:44:44 PM »
Congrats! A week ago your story was one vote before the next two entries but then everybody and their cat voted for you. :)
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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Voting Thread
« Reply #79 on: June 01, 2016, 09:16:29 PM »
Congrats! A week ago your story was one vote before the next two entries but then everybody and their cat voted for you. :)

Did Lanko's Nazi cats vote for him?  :o


Anyway, third place on my first go! I'll take that. Thanks to everyone who voted for my poor bastard :D

And I voted for Jmack, SugoiMe and ArcaneArtsVelho.

Here's to next month.

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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Voting Thread
« Reply #80 on: June 02, 2016, 02:25:41 AM »
Woah! Second place! Nice!

Thank you people, I'm flattered that so many voted for my present tense, first person piece.

But bravo @tebakutis, 4 votes is a great break for a front runner, and you deserve it. I voted for you, and for @Jmack and @OnlyOneHighlander who was my favourite again.

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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Voting Thread
« Reply #81 on: June 02, 2016, 02:57:28 AM »
Congratulations on a great story @tebakutis, you didn't get my vote this time but I enjoyed your realistic dystopia but liked that it had a hopeful ending.

For the same reason of hope to come, with unusual emotion based magic and an interesting detailed story, I voted for @SugoiMe.

@ArcaneArtsVelho got a vote for a sad dystopian story giving the hunted scariness all around, but again maybe a tinge of hope judging from the first sentence, and good feelings remembered. I loved the poster being that memory and giving brief pleasure.

Then @Nora, you well earned a vote for a superbly planned while very grim dystopia, with clever characters, all  interesting and detailed enough to be believable. A perfect grim ending; no hope in Nora's world but good reading.

So many great stories, never enough votes. Very happy with @m3mnoch's files to keep, I sometimes re-read a whole month, just because. :)
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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Voting Thread
« Reply #82 on: June 02, 2016, 03:09:47 AM »
Thanks a lot Lady_Ty! But rest assured my little world is not a Dystopia for everyone. Arnas himself owns most of the area through his company and lives pleasantly enough. My own nameless character has a perfect body and though she is quite bored with her current mission, she thinks the deal is worth it, and is a cold enough chick to not be that affected by the horrors around her.  :P

As for near votes, I should have mentioned Henry Dale, whose story I really liked, but couldn't vote for given that I felt compelled by other stories, just as good but more on point...
And Mr J. too! Debated voting for you, really liked the ambiguity that went throughout your world, but the end wasn't extremely clear, and I'd say that to fit the theme, we'd have to more explicitly know that this area, these towers, are all they have, the only places left for them. I guess it focused mostly on the action at hand, and while the despair and manipulation was clear, the state of the wider world, and place of this community in it was less clear. But good work still!   ;D
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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Voting Thread
« Reply #83 on: June 02, 2016, 10:45:27 AM »
Thanks a lot Lady_Ty! But rest assured my little world is not a Dystopia for everyone. Arnas himself owns most of the area through his company and lives pleasantly enough. My own nameless character has a perfect body and though she is quite bored with her current mission, she thinks the deal is worth it, and is a cold enough chick to not be that affected by the horrors around her.  :P

As for near votes, I should have mentioned Henry Dale, whose story I really liked, but couldn't vote for given that I felt compelled by other stories, just as good but more on point...
And Mr J. too! Debated voting for you, really liked the ambiguity that went throughout your world, but the end wasn't extremely clear, and I'd say that to fit the theme, we'd have to more explicitly know that this area, these towers, are all they have, the only places left for them. I guess it focused mostly on the action at hand, and while the despair and manipulation was clear, the state of the wider world, and place of this community in it was less clear. But good work still!   ;D
Yay! Thank you Nora!  ;D

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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Voting Thread
« Reply #84 on: June 02, 2016, 10:50:48 AM »
Thanks a lot Lady_Ty! But rest assured my little world is not a Dystopia for everyone. Arnas himself owns most of the area through his company and lives pleasantly enough. My own nameless character has a perfect body and though she is quite bored with her current mission, she thinks the deal is worth it, and is a cold enough chick to not be that affected by the horrors around her.  :P

As for near votes, I should have mentioned Henry Dale, whose story I really liked, but couldn't vote for given that I felt compelled by other stories, just as good but more on point...
And Mr J. too! Debated voting for you, really liked the ambiguity that went throughout your world, but the end wasn't extremely clear, and I'd say that to fit the theme, we'd have to more explicitly know that this area, these towers, are all they have, the only places left for them. I guess it focused mostly on the action at hand, and while the despair and manipulation was clear, the state of the wider world, and place of this community in it was less clear. But good work still!   ;D
Thanks @Nora. Breaking my head over where to critique yours atm but I might need a couple of rereads for that :p

I do wonder who was dastardly enough to give me a vote though? ???

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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Voting Thread
« Reply #85 on: June 02, 2016, 08:41:34 PM »
Congrats tebakutis, Nora and Peat! Tebakutis, you sure cleaned house. Kind of expected it because your writing was flawless. Nora, yours was very well done, too. I voted for both of you and Rukaio.

Huge thanks to @Lanko, @Peat and @Lady_Ty for the votes! The idea was big enough that I wanted to turn it into a novel.
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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Voting Thread
« Reply #86 on: June 02, 2016, 11:46:34 PM »
Congrats tebakutis, Nora and Peat! Tebakutis, you sure cleaned house. Kind of expected it because your writing was flawless. Nora, yours was very well done, too. I voted for both of you and Rukaio.

Huge thanks to @Lanko, @Peat and @Lady_Ty for the votes! The idea was big enough that I wanted to turn it into a novel.
Sugoime, I think you should, it has the potential for uch more.  ;D
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