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Please vote:

Summoning Circle - tebakutis
2 (10%)
Armchair Philosophy - Jmack
3 (15%)
Foundation and Final Empire - Alex Hormann
4 (20%)
The Woman from Oxford - LightRunner
0 (0%)
Covenant's Need - gennerik
0 (0%)
The Significantly More Destructive Wizard of Oz - Rukaio_Alter
3 (15%)
A Song of Rings and Thrones - Lanko
5 (25%)
Shiny People - m3mnoch
3 (15%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Voting closed: April 01, 2017, 09:09:47 PM

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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2017, 03:33:25 AM »
Another more important thing:
With the new options we now can see who voted for what (thanks for finding out, @Eclipse).

i don't understand.  i can't see who voted for what.  not even when i'm signed out.  or am i looking at the wrong thing?
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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2017, 03:33:49 AM »
Yep, I agree too. Should be private.
I didn't know what that option was when I set this poll.
Neither did I. :)
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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2017, 03:57:30 AM »
Happy to vote again if Mods would like to reset the Fanfic poll back to normal.
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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2017, 08:14:04 AM »
I'm fine with re-voting.

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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2017, 11:36:15 AM »
Re-vote!
I don't want anyone to see I voted for myself Anonymous.
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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2017, 08:12:40 PM »
Okay, there's a shiny, new poll there now. Please vote (again)!

I won't message the people who voted already to do so again because I think most saw it. I'll check in a week again and if some of the old voters haven't voted until then, I'll remind them.

If you already voted but forgot for what story, ask, and I shall provide the details of your vote. ;)
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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2017, 08:14:50 PM »
Re-voted.  ;D

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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2017, 08:15:42 PM »
Re-voted and changed one.

My favorite was easy.
Then I really struggle between two fantastic second-place contenders.
May change my mind again.........
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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2017, 11:51:49 PM »
Voted again and changed one vote.
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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2017, 02:09:19 AM »
Voted!

I wonder how much the votes this month will be influenced by what the voters have and haven't read.

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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2017, 11:57:58 AM »
Voted!

I wonder how much the votes this month will be influenced by what the voters have and haven't read.

Agreed. I tried to put aside whether I knew the story and just decide if this story and characters came through. But still, there's that fan-service pleasure from seeing what's done wth the things you've enjoyed reading.
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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2017, 12:15:53 PM »
Voted!

I wonder how much the votes this month will be influenced by what the voters have and haven't read.

Agreed. I tried to put aside whether I knew the story and just decide if this story and characters came through. But still, there's that fan-service pleasure from seeing what's done wth the things you've enjoyed reading.
It might backfire, though. If you haven't read the original there's less chance of you being annoyed at what was done to the characters ;D
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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2017, 08:57:49 PM »
Voted!

I wonder how much the votes this month will be influenced by what the voters have and haven't read.

Agreed. I tried to put aside whether I knew the story and just decide if this story and characters came through. But still, there's that fan-service pleasure from seeing what's done wth the things you've enjoyed reading.
It might backfire, though. If you haven't read the original there's less chance of you being annoyed at what was done to the characters ;D

I think there's a few categories of reaction:

1.) You've read the original, the fan fiction writer captured the characters well, and you had fun with it

2.) You've read the original, the fan fiction writer did not capture the characters well, and you're annoyed with it

3.) You haven't read the original, the fan fiction writer wrote a story as independent of all of the world-building done in the original as possible, and you enjoyed the story in its own right.

4.) You haven't read the original, the fan fiction writer wrote a story heavily dependent on background knowledge obtained from the original, and you did not understand what was going on.

I think it is very difficult to write something that falls into category 3, especially if you're taking the setting from a massive saga and writing a 1500 word short story.

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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2017, 09:59:27 AM »
Voted!
2 stories at the top, with 2 others fast on their heels :D

Votes still widely spread, you can make a difference - come and vote - only 8 stories to read
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Re: [Feb 2017] - Fanfic - Voting Thread
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2017, 05:00:45 AM »
Voted!
2 stories at the top, with 2 others fast on their heels :D

Votes still widely spread, you can make a difference - come and vote - only 8 stories to read

Bumping this to remind everyone to read and vote please.

Only 8 stories to read, let's have a good voter turn-out.

Readers, Writers, Regulars and Lurkers all votes welcome  8)
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