July 19, 2019, 01:32:41 PM

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Please vote

TANGLED SKEINS - Anonymous
1 (4.8%)
A Tale of Omens - Anonymous
4 (19%)
Shing. Shing. Shing. - Grac3
1 (4.8%)
Magic - Jmack
1 (4.8%)
Prophecy Bones - Alex Hormann
0 (0%)
On The Fire Escape - Nora
6 (28.6%)
On Matters of Showmanship and Omens - NightWrite
0 (0%)
Wisdom of the Night - LightRunner
3 (14.3%)
signs of balance - m3mnoch
5 (23.8%)

Total Members Voted: 13

Voting closed: June 01, 2017, 08:45:18 AM

Author Topic: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Voting Thread  (Read 14053 times)

Offline m3mnoch

Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Voting Thread
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2017, 02:13:39 PM »
yay!  congrats, @Nora!  i used my one vote on your story!

i ended up not using the second vote because i couldn't decide who to give it to between @LightRunner, @Jmack's poem (i nearly voted for a poem!!), and the second of the anonymouses.  sorry about that, guys.  i just couldn't choose.  luckily, my dropped vote wouldn't have pushed anyone into the winner's circle.  i'd have felt really bad then.

heh.  that being said, i wonder how many times i've voted myself out of a first-place tie.  in the last two years i've been writing in here, i think i've only _not_ picked the eventual winner once or twice.  and pretty sure if i had a dime for each second-by-one-vote finish i've had, i could totally buy myself a stick of gum.  maybe two.

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Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Voting Thread
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2017, 03:48:11 PM »
Woohoo, congrats @Nora! I too though your story was interesting, particularly the emotional toll your protagonist's power took on them. Neat idea!

I voted for "A Tale of Omens", from Anonymous, and "Wisdom of the Night" by @LightRunner. In addition to being very well-written, I felt these two stories both did the best job of telling a complete story (inasmuch as you can do in 1500 words) and most closely matched the theme, and the interpretations of omens I most enjoyed.

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Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Voting Thread
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2017, 10:37:20 PM »
And kudos from me to @Nora, as well!
I voted for Nora's and the second Anonymous. But I had a tough decision between one of those two and @m3mnoch's

Meanwhile, how did I get one vote at all, and an honorable mention from M3mnoch? I mean, really?
Still, I'm kind of tickled I did get one.
Whose funny bone did I tickle, hmm? Fess up.  ;D
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Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Voting Thread
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2017, 10:39:18 PM »
Congrats, Nora! Didn't vote, but now I'll have to read them!
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Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Voting Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2017, 11:10:11 PM »
And kudos from me to @Nora, as well!
I voted for Nora's and the second Anonymous. But I had a tough decision between one of those two and @m3mnoch's

Meanwhile, how did I get one vote at all, and an honorable mention from M3mnoch? I mean, really?
Still, I'm kind of tickled I did get one.
Whose funny bone did I tickle, hmm? Fess up.  ;D

Honestly, I wanted to say this in a critique thread but might as well say so here : you would have had my vote (poem, GASP!) IF I had understood your poem. I didn't.  ;D Story wise I didn't manage to make sense of it, especially the end. If I could have, I might have voted for you because it was a cool bit, engaging, dynamic, and an interesting take on the omen.
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Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Voting Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2017, 12:03:07 AM »
And kudos from me to @Nora, as well!
I voted for Nora's and the second Anonymous. But I had a tough decision between one of those two and @m3mnoch's

Meanwhile, how did I get one vote at all, and an honorable mention from M3mnoch? I mean, really?
Still, I'm kind of tickled I did get one.
Whose funny bone did I tickle, hmm? Fess up.  ;D

Honestly, I wanted to say this in a critique thread but might as well say so here : you would have had my vote (poem, GASP!) IF I had understood your poem. I didn't.  ;D Story wise I didn't manage to make sense of it, especially the end. If I could have, I might have voted for you because it was a cool bit, engaging, dynamic, and an interesting take on the omen.

 ;D the slurpee bit was recollected by me from one of your walks/bike rides home from waitressing, and someone threw a bottle at you, mixed with a running gag on the show Glee that I rarely watched.

So. Critique thread!
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Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Voting Thread
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2017, 03:42:33 AM »
Congratulations @Nora! I loved your story and it stood out to me by a significant margin. I voted halfway through the month, so at the moment I remember that I had a strong emotional response, but I'm not entirely sure why. Give me a little time and maybe I can get a critique done this weekend.

And...I am responsible for @Jmack's vote. I had a hard time picking a second entry, but I went with yours. To be perfectly honest, I can't think too hard about my votes or I'll never vote, but I liked how it pointed out the ridiculousness of so many of our superstitions and the person's joy at simply being alive. I also liked how you put a positive spin on omens, which is hard to do, given that the word has such a negative connotation.

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Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Voting Thread
« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2017, 06:32:43 PM »
Congratulations @Nora!
I was the single vote on the first Anonymous story ( :'( it was my favourite) - can you please tell me who you are (either here or on PM)?

...that would have been me, @ScarletBea.
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Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Voting Thread
« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2017, 09:25:27 PM »
Oh yay, congrats from me Mike, I really enjoyed it :D
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Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Voting Thread
« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2017, 06:40:56 PM »
Congrats, @Nora !

@LightRunner got my vote too.
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Re: [Apr 2017] - Scavenger Hunt - Voting Thread
« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2017, 09:40:28 PM »
Congratulations @Nora and to @m3mnoch who got second place and my second vote.