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Title: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan on August 01, 2015, 09:29:17 PM
It's time to vote on July's Writing Contest: Flash Fiction!

We got 26 entries and I'm super glad that the word count is 500 words max. ;) If we are going to get this many entries next time with a normal word count, I don't know what to do. ;)

Thanks to all of you for participating! It's super cool to see the resonance to our contests. :)

Please read through all of the entries in the submission thread (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/%28jul-2015%29-flash-fiction!/%28jul-2015%29-flash-fiction!-submission-thread/) and place your votes for your six favorite entries in this thread. You won't be able to see the vote breakdown until the vote closes, so spread the word for others to come and vote! We do ask that if you entered, to vote for someone else.

The key for the numbers of votes is this: 1-5 entries: 1 vote, 5-10 entries: 2 votes, 11-15 entries: 3 votes, 16-19: 4 votes, 20-25: 5 votes, 26+: 6 votes

Remember that the winning entry will be posted on the main Fantasy-Faction site in a few months.

Good luck to all our entrants and thank you for taking the time to read the stories and vote! :)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 01, 2015, 10:08:55 PM
Six votes? Hoo boy this is a first. I think I'll take some time off tonight and read through half (only 13 at 500 a pop). Gonna be some stiff competition this round I bet.

Good luck to all!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Lejays17 on August 02, 2015, 01:43:06 AM
Read them all last night, and even with 6 choices, it's still hard to pick  ;D

Such a variety of submissions.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on August 02, 2015, 01:57:33 AM
Voted!

A surprising month overall, two of my votes went to complete strangers who barely have 20 posts to their names. It's gonna be an interesting month to critic, as each story is short enough to remember on a single re-read and I have an entire month to put notes down.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Henry Dale on August 02, 2015, 09:38:31 AM
Read and voted. There were some really nice things in there.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JoeWalter on August 02, 2015, 09:57:08 PM
Wow, didn't expect to have such a difficult time narrowing it down to six votes. One of them stood out amongst the crowd to me, but there were about eight others that were all very close in my mind.

That said, I enjoyed the majority of them overall. I found it funny that, as a reader I typically enjoy serious, thoughtful pieces that are heavy on meaning and emotion, yet some of the pieces I enjoyed reading the most in these were lighter, easy reads.

Well done everyone.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Elfy on August 03, 2015, 02:04:20 AM
Cast my votes. As others have said this was a real tough month. So many stories and such a varied lot to choose from. One of those months where absolutely everyone deserves a vote just for having a go.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on August 03, 2015, 07:31:38 PM
Voted.
Some really close ones competing for my final two votes.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 03, 2015, 08:19:05 PM
If I voted now I'd spend... *checks* 28 days waiting for the results. Not good for me, I'm very impatient >:(

So I'll start reading them later in the month, hehe
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Paul Birbilas on August 04, 2015, 04:17:55 PM
Just voted and found it difficult to pick 6. The stories were really good and there was a lot of variety between them. Some were clever and others funny. I should get thinking on a space opera now.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan on August 04, 2015, 07:58:23 PM
11 votes already!

Two stories are in the lead from the beginning on (always with the same post count) but two others got close. Really curious how it will turn out. ;)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: NightWrite on August 04, 2015, 08:41:56 PM
It was hard for me to narrow it down to just six and I'm glad we had six votes this time. I shudder at the thought of trying to pick just five instead. Some were definite votes for me, others it took a bit more time to choose.

I should have been like ScarletBea and waited as the waiting will now drive me nuts :P.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Eli_Freysson on August 04, 2015, 08:45:50 PM
Well, I read them all after work today and have cast my votes. Some really imaginative stuff here. Good work, all.

Oddly enough my votes split evenly between serious and more light-hearted works.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 04, 2015, 11:23:40 PM
I should have been like ScarletBea and waited as the waiting will now drive me nuts :P.

this is totally my strategy.  i read through them all.  now, i'm going to percolate.  later in the month, i'll read through them all again.  then, finally vote.

lookit me!  i have a plan!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on August 05, 2015, 01:12:58 AM
11 votes already!

Two stories are in the lead from the beginning on (always with the same post count) but two others got close. Really curious how it will turn out. ;)

It's cruel of you to hint at us like that, so early in the month Xiagan! We have over 25 days to wait for the results, it's tough!  :o
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan on August 05, 2015, 03:07:37 PM
11 votes already!

Two stories are in the lead from the beginning on (always with the same post count) but two others got close. Really curious how it will turn out. ;)

It's cruel of you to hint at us like that, so early in the month Xiagan! We have over 25 days to wait for the results, it's tough!  :o
Au contraire!

A soccer game where you only get the result is boring as hell.
Seeing the game and how and when which team leads makes it interesting.

It would be mean if I had the end results and wouldn't share them.
But letting you take part (to a certain amount) makes you anticipate more. ;)

I have to wait for the results the same as you. :)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 05, 2015, 05:23:10 PM
11 votes already!

Two stories are in the lead from the beginning on (always with the same post count) but two others got close. Really curious how it will turn out. ;)

It's cruel of you to hint at us like that, so early in the month Xiagan! We have over 25 days to wait for the results, it's tough!  :o
Au contraire!

A soccer game where you only get the result is boring as hell.
Seeing the game and how and when which team leads makes it interesting.

It would be mean if I had the end results and wouldn't share them.
But letting you take part (to a certain amount) makes you anticipate more. ;)

I have to wait for the results the same as you. :)
It'd be more exciting and less frustrating if we actually knew the current score! As it is, it's like someone watching the match for you, telling you someone has scored, but not telling you who. And then just telling you the final result at the end. Nowhere near as fun.  :P
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Paul Birbilas on August 05, 2015, 06:25:25 PM
I'm not fussed about waiting. Premier league starts this weekend and I just got the first three books of Old Man's War by Scalzi. 8)


Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on August 05, 2015, 06:41:52 PM
11 votes already!

Two stories are in the lead from the beginning on (always with the same post count) but two others got close. Really curious how it will turn out. ;)

It's cruel of you to hint at us like that, so early in the month Xiagan! We have over 25 days to wait for the results, it's tough!  :o
Au contraire!

A soccer game where you only get the result is boring as hell.
Seeing the game and how and when which team leads makes it interesting.

It would be mean if I had the end results and wouldn't share them.
But letting you take part (to a certain amount) makes you anticipate more. ;)

I have to wait for the results the same as you. :)
It'd be more exciting and less frustrating if we actually knew the current score! As it is, it's like someone watching the match for you, telling you someone has scored, but not telling you who. And then just telling you the final result at the end. Nowhere near as fun.  :P

What we ought to do is have one month where we try it out. Just for the fun of it.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 05, 2015, 06:50:38 PM
I'm not fussed about waiting. Premier league starts this weekend and I just got the first three books of Old Man's War by Scalzi. 8)
Cannot wait for the season to begin.

What we ought to do is have one month where we try it out. Just for the fun of it.
As long as you're not allowed to see the current score before voting, and you're not allowed to change your vote, then I don't there should be any problem with it. Though of course people could just vote and then tell others what the current score is, if they cared enough to bother...  :-\
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 05, 2015, 06:54:12 PM
What we ought to do is have one month where we try it out. Just for the fun of it.
As long as you're not allowed to see the current score before voting, and you're not allowed to change your vote, then I don't there should be any problem with it. Though of course people could just vote and then tell others what the current score is, if they cared enough to bother...  :-\

well.  i think we can just "not condone" spoilers.  kinda like we do with voting for yourself.

i'd totally be down to try this.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on August 06, 2015, 02:29:14 AM
What we ought to do is have one month where we try it out. Just for the fun of it.
As long as you're not allowed to see the current score before voting, and you're not allowed to change your vote, then I don't there should be any problem with it. Though of course people could just vote and then tell others what the current score is, if they cared enough to bother...  :-\

Agree that would be worth a try, ít would be good to see how voting progressed. I'm always interested at the end to know how my choices compare with others and this would be ongoing. We could also start gambling on the winner, in The King's Paws, and watch the odds change. Endless possibilities. :D

Have done my first read through and most impressed but even with six votes it's going to be difficult. Now going to do a @m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419) and percolate. Love that expression. 8)   
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on August 06, 2015, 02:32:53 AM
Somehow, percolate seems completely out of character for our resident gushing enthusiast @m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419).

dude! dude!
it's totally like this!
no! it's totally like that!
actually, it's like both, but awesome!

 ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on August 06, 2015, 03:24:14 AM
Somehow, percolate seems completely out of character for our resident gushing enthusiast @m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419).

dude! dude!
it's totally like this!
no! it's totally like that!
actually, it's like both, but awesome!

 ;D

But that's just what my old percolator actually used to do - lots of short sharp  'coffee gushe'' after long slow mulling. ;D ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 06, 2015, 03:45:15 AM
Somehow, percolate seems completely out of character for our resident gushing enthusiast @m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419).

dude! dude!
it's totally like this!
no! it's totally like that!
actually, it's like both, but awesome!

 ;D

But that's just what my old percolator actually used to do - lots of short sharp  'coffee gushe'' after long slow mulling. ;D ;D

OMG I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan on August 08, 2015, 09:50:05 AM
A lot of you announce when they have voted. (And I think you can see it in the activities.) If somebody has voted before you, they can easily find out how you voted. If things are like now (4-way tie), I'm not sure it wouldn't make any problems or bad feelings if your votes are known.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on August 08, 2015, 12:16:40 PM
A lot of you announce when they have voted. (And I think you can see it in the activities.) If somebody has voted before you, they can easily find out how you voted. If things are like now (4-way tie), I'm not sure it wouldn't make any problems or bad feelings if your votes are known.

Well, what about after? We sometimes tell explicitly who we voted for and why.
Not keen on a public vote, and not especially keen to see the progress as it goes. I think it actually has all the arguments of the people who are against the "likes button" that apply. It might influence way more.

If people think 4 likes on a story and 1 on another would influence them, then how bad would the votes progression be, influence wise!!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 08, 2015, 12:19:00 PM
A lot of you announce when they have voted. (And I think you can see it in the activities.) If somebody has voted before you, they can easily find out how you voted. If things are like now (4-way tie), I'm not sure it wouldn't make any problems or bad feelings if your votes are known.

Well, what about after? We sometimes tell explicitly who we voted for and why.
Not keen on a public vote, and not especially keen to see the progress as it goes. I think it actually has all the arguments of the people who are against the "likes button" that apply. It might influence way more.

If people think 4 likes on a story and 1 on another would influence them, then how bad would the votes progression be, influence wise!!
The difference is that you see the likes while you're reading, whereas you'd see the current score after voting. Neither of them would influence my vote though.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on August 08, 2015, 03:46:53 PM
A lot of you announce when they have voted. (And I think you can see it in the activities.) If somebody has voted before you, they can easily find out how you voted. If things are like now (4-way tie), I'm not sure it wouldn't make any problems or bad feelings if your votes are known.

Well, what about after? We sometimes tell explicitly who we voted for and why.
Not keen on a public vote, and not especially keen to see the progress as it goes. I think it actually has all the arguments of the people who are against the "likes button" that apply. It might influence way more.

If people think 4 likes on a story and 1 on another would influence them, then how bad would the votes progression be, influence wise!!
The difference is that you see the likes while you're reading, whereas you'd see the current score after voting. Neither of them would influence my vote though.

Have to disagree there, the votes can be seen from this topic, and look up how many people have been commenting that they'll read and vote later or they'll get impatient. Anyone who would like to not be influenced and still be part/follow the discussion for this month's topic would be screwed.

Seeing the progress of votes would allow tinkering and do some influence, while I still doubt likes really have that much power, I'm pretty sure votes would.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 08, 2015, 03:55:10 PM
Seeing the progress of votes would allow tinkering and do some influence, while I still doubt likes really have that much power, I'm pretty sure votes would.

the 'likes' would absolutely end up looking like the same graphed curve (the peaks anyway) as the votes.  the difference, therefore, between the two is one is biasing you towards what is a good story and what is not and will affect the way most of us vote.  confirmation bias is strong.

the other let's you know if you've voted with the majority so far.  it doesn't affect any outcome in any way unless 1) you can change your vote or 2) someone is enough of a booger to tell people what they saw.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 08, 2015, 03:58:56 PM
A lot of you announce when they have voted. (And I think you can see it in the activities.) If somebody has voted before you, they can easily find out how you voted. If things are like now (4-way tie), I'm not sure it wouldn't make any problems or bad feelings if your votes are known.

Well, what about after? We sometimes tell explicitly who we voted for and why.
Not keen on a public vote, and not especially keen to see the progress as it goes. I think it actually has all the arguments of the people who are against the "likes button" that apply. It might influence way more.

If people think 4 likes on a story and 1 on another would influence them, then how bad would the votes progression be, influence wise!!
The difference is that you see the likes while you're reading, whereas you'd see the current score after voting. Neither of them would influence my vote though.

Have to disagree there, the votes can be seen from this topic, and look up how many people have been commenting that they'll read and vote later or they'll get impatient. Anyone who would like to not be influenced and still be part/follow the discussion for this month's topic would be screwed.

Seeing the progress of votes would allow tinkering and do some influence, while I still doubt likes really have that much power, I'm pretty sure votes would.
Huh? Votes are invisible until after you've voted, and they can make it so that you cannot alter your vote.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on August 08, 2015, 04:00:08 PM
Seeing the progress of votes would allow tinkering and do some influence, while I still doubt likes really have that much power, I'm pretty sure votes would.

the 'likes' would absolutely end up looking like the same graphed curve (the peaks anyway) as the votes.  the difference, therefore, between the two is one is biasing you towards what is a good story and what is not and will affect the way most of us vote.  confirmation bias is strong.

the other let's you know if you've voted with the majority so far.  it doesn't affect any outcome in any way unless 1) you can change your vote or 2) someone is enough of a booger to tell people what they saw.

As far as I recall the boards done on google docs to compare likes and votes disproved that, on the vote thread on likes. Not that we got enough months usable to compare.
Confirmation bias leaves me unimpressed in such a situation, see my explanation I did in parallel on the other thread.
While I'm sure you're quite qualified on the topic of confirmation bias and the like, I remain optimistic that people realise they're voting for a story by merit, following the basic rules, and not the fad of likes and dislikes.

A story can be excellent and well written and get heaps of likes but be so off topic that it won't be voted for. I hope people wouldn't go like a herd of sheep voting on that great story despite the fact that it obviously isn't answering the monthly topic.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on August 08, 2015, 04:02:51 PM
@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) meaning you could tell others how things stand and ask for votes, or inadvertently drop a comment, or even just get excited and telle someone else where they stand, ect.

It becomes a possibility, just because we don't think any of us would do it, doesn't change the fact that it is IMO a pointless alteration we're only discussing because this month was so quick to write and to read.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 08, 2015, 04:06:32 PM
As far as I recall the boards done on google docs to compare likes and votes disproved that, on the vote thread on likes. Not that we got enough months usable to compare.
Confirmation bias leaves me unimpressed in such a situation, see my explanation I did in parallel on the other thread.
While I'm sure you're quite qualified on the topic of confirmation bias and the like, I remain optimistic that people realise they're voting for a story by merit, following the basic rules, and not the fad of likes and dislikes.

A story can be excellent and well written and get heaps of likes but be so off topic that it won't be voted for. I hope people wouldn't go like a herd of sheep voting on that great story despite the fact that it obviously isn't answering the monthly topic.

heh.  this is where one of two things happens.

1) we shrug shoulders, high-five, and agree to disagree.

2) i dump a ton of research, dissertations, and opinions from industry experts and colleagues regarding online communities and social behaviors into the conversation and it gets really, really boring and highly semantic.

i vote #1.

*m3mnoch high-fives nora*
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 08, 2015, 04:10:27 PM
@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) meaning you could tell others how things stand and ask for votes, or inadvertently drop a comment, or even just get excited and telle someone else where they stand, ect.

It becomes a possibility, just because we don't think any of us would do it, doesn't change the fact that it is IMO a pointless alteration we're only discussing because this month was so quick to write and to read.
It's not really pointless if it makes it a little more interesting in the middle of things, is it? That's a point in its favour, even if it does have potential flaws. To be honest I'm not all that bothered either way, though I really don't think any of those potential issues would come up.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on August 09, 2015, 01:34:01 AM
Yes, I'm holding on quite tight to my own personal views on the topic so I'd probably agree with your data and still disagree like a mule.

So *high fives back* - it's the best political choice  :P


Raptori, it would flavor things, the same way the votes did. But likes have less potential flaws. It would be more interesting but I still reckon that most people who struggle through the month to both write 1k+ story and read the usually much bigger chunk of stories to vote on don't need such a distraction this badly.
It seems to me this conversation originated when we got antsy after xiagan's teasing comment, and because we voted early in the month instead of last minute.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on August 09, 2015, 08:27:24 AM
Poured my six cups of coffee and they were sweet supping. ;)

But so many more and of such good but different flavours, very hard to compare and choose. Also hard to write story that can convey sufficient meaning and engagement in so few words. Thank you and congratulations to all of you for another excellent month.  ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 09, 2015, 09:32:07 AM
Raptori, it would flavor things, the same way the votes did. But likes have less potential flaws. It would be more interesting but I still reckon that most people who struggle through the month to both write 1k+ story and read the usually much bigger chunk of stories to vote on don't need such a distraction this badly.
It seems to me this conversation originated when we got antsy after xiagan's teasing comment, and because we voted early in the month instead of last minute.
Lol I wasn't feeling antsy, I was actually joking; after thinking about it realised it could be fun. I haven't voted yet this month, and really the total length of the submissions doesn't bother me - I have other things to read so it's not like I'm sat there bored!  :D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: TOMunro on August 09, 2015, 04:11:22 PM
OK I've voted - lots of good entries so I had to sift and filter to get it down to six.

On the great debate (show likes/don't show likes, show votes/don't show votes) I am all for a secret ballot and purdah during the voting process as it is now. I think it is better this way.

Back when I put my first entry in, before Xiagan had even picked up the baton of running these things, the votes were there to be seen and it was a distraction.  I know we are all rational free thinking individuals but it is only by not seeing which way popular opinion is swinging that we can be absolutely certain we are not influenced by it.

Anyway, I've got a space opera to write and I'm fresh out of ideas - What's that I see off the starboard bow, surely not Klingons!



Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 09, 2015, 04:38:14 PM
Anyway, I've got a space opera to write and I'm fresh out of ideas - What's that I see off the starboard bow, surely not Klingons!

pssst.  here, lemme help!

http://www.apolitical.info/webgame/plots/result?spaceopera=on&many=20
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 09, 2015, 05:45:45 PM
Anyway, I've got a space opera to write and I'm fresh out of ideas - What's that I see off the starboard bow, surely not Klingons!

pssst.  here, lemme help!

http://www.apolitical.info/webgame/plots/result?spaceopera=on&many=20

Shameless self-promotion, eh? ;)

I kid. That's an awesome list.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: TOMunro on August 09, 2015, 06:29:59 PM
Quote
Quote from: m3mnoch on Today at 04:11:22 PM

pssst.  here, lemme help!


Thanks - a great list. I think I see a pattern to it 

The heroes must [assisting action] [friendly party] [location] but must contend with [physical problem] and [antagonist group] who [antagonist objective]

Maybe the

The heroes must help a fellow writer in a competition but must contend with shortage of time and space pirates who want to steal the random plot generator. 

 :)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 09, 2015, 07:12:28 PM
heh.  i never said it was 'good' help.  but, oh boy, i can google "space opera plot generator" as good as the next guy.

oh, and if you hit refresh on it, it'll serve up a brand new batch!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Saraband on August 09, 2015, 11:37:59 PM
Voted!

I wouldn't mind having Flash Fiction as the theme again, even if the word count amounts to a considerable chunk, it still felt such a breeze to get through most of the stories. I had to go with the ones which really left me wanting more, and happily gave away all of my votes  :)

Good luck guys!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JoeWalter on August 10, 2015, 11:08:36 PM
Let's see, maybe I'm a little late to the debate of showing votes/not showing.

We're already a third of the way through this month, so maybe introducing any changes to the way things are run isn't up in the air this time around, but for the future couldn't there perhaps be an experimental month where a different approach is taken? And I totally understand the points made on both sides, but most polls across the web you only see the votes after voting yourself, so if it was made that way here, it couldn't influence anyone else.

Unless of course someone revealed the totals on the board, and I'm still new to the board, but it seems like a good crowd here and if it was made a rule that you couldn't do that, would there really be much of a risk that anyone here would violate it? Perhaps a penalty that if you violated the rule, your story (if you submitted one) would be removed from the list. I would imagine the large majority of the people who come to this board anyway are writers/readers, who are more likely to vote based on their own thoughts than with what the crowd is leaning towards.

The only other issue I could foresee would be people creating new accounts to cast votes on their own works. Though to be fair, this can happen even without seeing vote totals. And if one of the stories suddenly gets votes from five brand new accounts all created not far apart from each other, well then maybe that story should be disqualified for potential fraud votes or something. The fact is, internet polls aren't particularly difficult to rig the outcome of when you're talking about only a handful of votes separating the winner from everyone else. If rigging these contests isn't an issue we already worry about, I wouldn't think other being influenced would be either.

But that's why it would be an experimental month anyway, just in case.

Just some thoughts, I'm cool with it either way.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on August 11, 2015, 03:32:20 AM
Anyway, I've got a space opera to write and I'm fresh out of ideas - What's that I see off the starboard bow, surely not Klingons!

pssst.  here, lemme help!

http://www.apolitical.info/webgame/plots/result?spaceopera=on&many=20

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Maybe I could even write one of those ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on August 11, 2015, 09:21:48 AM
Anyway, I've got a space opera to write and I'm fresh out of ideas - What's that I see off the starboard bow, surely not Klingons!

pssst.  here, lemme help!

http://www.apolitical.info/webgame/plots/result?spaceopera=on&many=20 (http://www.apolitical.info/webgame/plots/result?spaceopera=on&many=20)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Maybe I could even write one of those ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Please do. Maybe you could even team up with ScarletBea.  ;D   Seriously, you should do it.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 11, 2015, 02:39:57 PM
Anyway, I've got a space opera to write and I'm fresh out of ideas - What's that I see off the starboard bow, surely not Klingons!

pssst.  here, lemme help!

http://www.apolitical.info/webgame/plots/result?spaceopera=on&many=20 (http://www.apolitical.info/webgame/plots/result?spaceopera=on&many=20)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Maybe I could even write one of those ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Please do. Maybe you could even team up with ScarletBea.  ;D   Seriously, you should do it.

totes!  i would use it every day and every night!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on August 12, 2015, 07:55:32 AM
Anyway, I've got a space opera to write and I'm fresh out of ideas - What's that I see off the starboard bow, surely not Klingons!

pssst.  here, lemme help!

http://www.apolitical.info/webgame/plots/result?spaceopera=on&many=20 (http://www.apolitical.info/webgame/plots/result?spaceopera=on&many=20)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Maybe I could even write one of those ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Please do. Maybe you could even team up with ScarletBea.  ;D   Seriously, you should do it.

totes!  i would use it every day and every night!
Hmm. I'm a little confused after m3mnoch's reply...

Lady Ty, did you mean that you could write a story based on a plot the website generated or that you could write a similar program/website that generates plots?

I thought you meant the former. If you meant the latter, then  :-[ (or as Jmack would express it: erp).

(m3mnoch, I assume you thought that she meant the latter (or something like that), because I don't know how you would use a story every day and night.  :-\ )

Doesn't really matter, though. It's good to be a little confused.  ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 12, 2015, 08:12:03 AM
I thought it was writing a story.
And one day I might (maybe when pigs fly, although after seeing a turtle fly in Jmack's story, I'm scared that will come sooner than I expect!)
Not space-opera though. Maybe when the cliches one come back, I bet that's all I'm good for ;)

And this reminds me we're about half way through the month, next week I should start reading - I'm so glad it's 500 words only this time, hehe
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on August 12, 2015, 08:24:11 AM
I thought it was writing a story.
And one day I might (maybe when pigs fly, although after seeing a turtle fly in Jmack's story, I'm scared that will come sooner than I expect!)
Not space-opera though. Maybe when the cliches one come back, I bet that's all I'm good for ;)

And this reminds me we're about half way through the month, next week I should start reading - I'm so glad it's 500 words only this time, hehe
I'm waiting for that day; for both your story and the flying pigs.  :)

I started reading the stories yesterday, and they sure are quick to read. Still, I only managed to read three of them.  ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on August 12, 2015, 08:29:01 AM
Quote
Lady Ty, did you mean that you could write a story based on a plot the website generated or that you could write a similar program/website that generates plots?

 
I thought it was writing a story.
Yes this. ;D The plots appealed to my delight in sheer nonsense, one day I might try something, but I'm also lazy.

I couldn't 'generate a program/website' in a million years, the thought makes me curl up in a ball. I have progenitored an IT genius, who is very useful on phone in moments of tech disability,  but heaven knows where he got that skill. ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on August 12, 2015, 09:08:55 AM
I thought it was writing a story.
Yes this. ;D The plots appealed to my delight in sheer nonsense, one day I might try something, but I'm also lazy.
Wow! That "one day" you two talk about is going to be a great one.  ;D


For some reason I used the plot generator website to generate plots for fantasy/western and got this:
The heroes must aid a map in a cavern, but have to contend with misdirection, and opposition from bandits trying to attack a jungle tribe.

That's just great! I mean, a talking map is trapped and lost in a cavern, and the heroes try to help him to get out, but the damn map keeps giving them bad directions. That's priceless!  ;D ;D

I'm so going to use that plot one day. I just don't know how to add in the jungle tribe attacking bandits.  :-\
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 12, 2015, 03:43:13 PM
(m3mnoch, I assume you thought that she meant the latter (or something like that), because I don't know how you would use a story every day and night.  :-\ )

Quote
Lady Ty, did you mean that you could write a story based on a plot the website generated or that you could write a similar program/website that generates plots?

 
I thought it was writing a story.
Yes this. ;D The plots appealed to my delight in sheer nonsense, one day I might try something, but I'm also lazy.

I couldn't 'generate a program/website' in a million years, the thought makes me curl up in a ball. I have progenitored an IT genius, who is very useful on phone in moments of tech disability,  but heaven knows where he got that skill. ;D

oh.

um.

right.

pay no attention to the computer nerd in the corner who gets all hot and bothered by the thought of a procedural plot generator.

*shuffles feet and looks around nervously*
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on August 13, 2015, 09:29:21 AM
LIKES for @Arcane ArtsVelho and @m3mnochfor those two last comments and the whole conversations. ;D ;D
Not going to affect votes and I cracked up. ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 13, 2015, 09:45:07 AM
LIKES for @Arcane ArtsVelho and @m3mnochfor those two last comments and the whole conversations. ;D ;D
Not going to affect votes and I cracked up. ;D
Ditto :D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on August 21, 2015, 07:02:07 PM
Voted! I used all six votes even though the last two were quite hard to pick out.

Now I should probably start formulating an idea for my space opera submission.  :o
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ClintACK on August 25, 2015, 08:16:16 PM
Wow -- came back to check on this and realized I hadn't actually voted last time I read the stories.   Phew!  Done.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 25, 2015, 09:47:06 PM
I haven't even read about two thirds of them yet... (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on August 25, 2015, 10:57:45 PM
I haven't even read about two thirds of them yet... (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)
There's two of you..........
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 25, 2015, 11:14:18 PM
I haven't even read about two thirds of them yet... (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)
There's two of you..........
I'm the one who does the voting though, since I'm the one with enough spare time to read all of the stories. Since it's a relative thing we can't split the reading anyway.  :P
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 25, 2015, 11:25:01 PM
I haven't even read about two thirds of them yet... (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)
There's two of you..........

that's a good point.  do you guys have the same taste in stories?  or is it a secret-then-you-reveal kinda thing?
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 25, 2015, 11:27:52 PM
I haven't even read about two thirds of them yet... (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)
There's two of you..........

that's a good point.  do you guys have the same taste in stories?  or is it a secret-then-you-reveal kinda thing?
We have identical tastes in pretty much everything - books, films, tv, music, (most) games...  8)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on August 25, 2015, 11:34:43 PM
I haven't even read about two thirds of them yet... (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)
There's two of you..........

that's a good point.  do you guys have the same taste in stories?  or is it a secret-then-you-reveal kinda thing?
We have identical tastes in pretty much everything - books, films, tv, music, (most) games...  8)
Well, except for the extra time bit this is SO simple.
26 stories; 6 votes.
You read 13 and have 3 votes; she reads 13 and has 3 votes.
Mathematics.  8)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 25, 2015, 11:39:16 PM
I haven't even read about two thirds of them yet... (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)
There's two of you..........

that's a good point.  do you guys have the same taste in stories?  or is it a secret-then-you-reveal kinda thing?
We have identical tastes in pretty much everything - books, films, tv, music, (most) games...  8)
Well, except for the extra time bit this is SO simple.
26 stories; 6 votes.
You read 13 and have 3 votes; she reads 13 and has 3 votes.
Mathematics.  8)
I don't even know where to start with that one... (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on August 25, 2015, 11:57:56 PM
I haven't even read about two thirds of them yet... (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)
There's two of you..........

that's a good point.  do you guys have the same taste in stories?  or is it a secret-then-you-reveal kinda thing?
We have identical tastes in pretty much everything - books, films, tv, music, (most) games...  8)
Well, except for the extra time bit this is SO simple.
26 stories; 6 votes.
You read 13 and have 3 votes; she reads 13 and has 3 votes.
Mathematics.  8)
I don't even know where to start with that one... (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)
You start on Story 14  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 25, 2015, 11:58:18 PM
I haven't even read about two thirds of them yet... (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)
There's two of you..........

that's a good point.  do you guys have the same taste in stories?  or is it a secret-then-you-reveal kinda thing?
We have identical tastes in pretty much everything - books, films, tv, music, (most) games...  8)
Well, except for the extra time bit this is SO simple.
26 stories; 6 votes.
You read 13 and have 3 votes; she reads 13 and has 3 votes.
Mathematics.  8)
I don't even know where to start with that one... (http://www.zsoc.com/images/smilies/zsoc/serious.gif)

right?  i mean, c'mon jmack.  they should obviously vote for my story six times apiece instead of just three.  duh...
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 25, 2015, 11:58:50 PM
You start on Story 14  ;)  ;D

hahahahah...  we're so twins.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 26, 2015, 12:02:52 AM
Yeah but... what if the stories I like the most don't happen to be split evenly into the two halves? What if more of the ones I read are higher quality than the ones Saurus reads - how can we know without reading them all?  :o
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 26, 2015, 12:09:27 AM
You have to relinquish control. Ignore the other 13 stories.
Look into my eyes: you can do it...
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 26, 2015, 12:20:05 AM
But... but... it's easier for me to just read them all anyway...  :-[
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Saraband on August 26, 2015, 11:20:40 AM
I think I've given up on trying to get @Eurog (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37319) to vote here more often, so I understand @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)'s attempt with @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290). When I told Roger how many stories there were this month, he looked at me as if I was the craziest person in the world. I heard myself squeaking "But they are really short short-stories this time!"  >:(

Funny thing is, he is the one who sometimes tells me "Have you seen what [insert name here] has written on the [any thread] about [such and such]?". Guess he's a lurker at heart.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 26, 2015, 11:23:11 AM
I think I've given up on trying to get @Eurog (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37319) to vote here more often, so I understand @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)'s attempt with @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290). When I told Roger how many stories there were this month, he looked at me as if I was the craziest person in the world. I heard myself squeaking "But they are really short short-stories this time!"  >:(

Funny thing is, he is the one who sometimes tells me "Have you seen what [insert name here] has written on the [any thread] about [such and such]?". Guess he's a lurker at heart.
If he doesn't believe you, show him how short our story for this month was! And yeah, he should definitely post more - they both should.  :P
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on August 26, 2015, 11:23:23 AM
I think I've given up on trying to get @Eurog (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37319) to vote here more often, so I understand @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)'s attempt with @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290). When I told Roger how many stories there were this month, he looked at me as if I was the craziest person in the world. I heard myself squeaking "But they are really short short-stories this time!"  >:(

Funny thing is, he is the one who sometimes tells me "Have you seen what [insert name here] has written on the [any thread] about [such and such]?". Guess he's a lurker at heart.
Is Eurog a SFF fan? (I wish my wife was.) Three cheers for lurkers!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Saraband on August 26, 2015, 11:39:37 AM
I think I've given up on trying to get @Eurog (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37319) to vote here more often, so I understand @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)'s attempt with @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290). When I told Roger how many stories there were this month, he looked at me as if I was the craziest person in the world. I heard myself squeaking "But they are really short short-stories this time!"  >:(

Funny thing is, he is the one who sometimes tells me "Have you seen what [insert name here] has written on the [any thread] about [such and such]?". Guess he's a lurker at heart.
Is Eurog a SFF fan? (I wish my wife was.) Three cheers for lurkers!

He's a massive fan of Fantasy, not so much of Sci-Fi - much like myself. It's great fun  :)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 26, 2015, 02:23:06 PM
I think I've given up on trying to get @Eurog (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37319) to vote here more often, so I understand @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)'s attempt with @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290). When I told Roger how many stories there were this month, he looked at me as if I was the craziest person in the world. I heard myself squeaking "But they are really short short-stories this time!"  >:(

Funny thing is, he is the one who sometimes tells me "Have you seen what [insert name here] has written on the [any thread] about [such and such]?". Guess he's a lurker at heart.
Is Eurog a SFF fan? (I wish my wife was.) Three cheers for lurkers!
Your wife is a big fan of goats though, right?  ???
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Henry Dale on August 26, 2015, 02:33:40 PM
I think I've given up on trying to get @Eurog (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37319) to vote here more often, so I understand @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)'s attempt with @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290). When I told Roger how many stories there were this month, he looked at me as if I was the craziest person in the world. I heard myself squeaking "But they are really short short-stories this time!"  >:(

Funny thing is, he is the one who sometimes tells me "Have you seen what [insert name here] has written on the [any thread] about [such and such]?". Guess he's a lurker at heart.
Is Eurog a SFF fan? (I wish my wife was.) Three cheers for lurkers!
Your wife is a big fan of goats though, right?  ???
That's a dangerous thing to say out loud In these parts, mate...
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on August 26, 2015, 02:37:21 PM
I think I've given up on trying to get @Eurog (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37319) to vote here more often, so I understand @Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)'s attempt with @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290). When I told Roger how many stories there were this month, he looked at me as if I was the craziest person in the world. I heard myself squeaking "But they are really short short-stories this time!"  >:(

Funny thing is, he is the one who sometimes tells me "Have you seen what [insert name here] has written on the [any thread] about [such and such]?". Guess he's a lurker at heart.
Is Eurog a SFF fan? (I wish my wife was.) Three cheers for lurkers!
Your wife is a big fan of goats though, right?  ???
I totally didn't get that comment for a while.  ::)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 26, 2015, 02:44:09 PM
That's a dangerous thing to say out loud In these parts, mate...
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angelic002.gif)

I totally didn't get that comment for a while.  ::)
It's a perfectly logical thing to ask:

Jmack's wife does not like SFF -> wonder what interests they have in common -> consider Jmack's most significant known interests -> goats.  8)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 26, 2015, 03:10:49 PM
This is another update I shouldn't have read while pretending to work... no work would make me laugh like that ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 26, 2015, 03:55:26 PM
This is another update I shouldn't have read while pretending to work... no work would make me laugh like that ;D

right?  damn lack of likes.

it's distracting me from doing a legit-crit for sj budd.  the worst part about it is that headphones won't help!  not even the bleat of the music can block out the goat visions.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 26, 2015, 04:01:26 PM
This is another update I shouldn't have read while pretending to work... no work would make me laugh like that ;D

right?  damn lack of likes.

it's distracting me from doing a legit-crit for sj budd.  the worst part about it is that headphones won't help!  not even the bleat of the music can block out the goat visions.

"bleat of the music."

I see what you did there.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 26, 2015, 04:41:54 PM
"bleat of the music."

I see what you did there.

heh.  i was wondering if anyone would catch that.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan on August 27, 2015, 07:04:35 PM
20 votes so far, btw!

And because you like me when I'm evil: At the moment there are 4 entries with 9/10 votes. So yes, even the most popular entries only got voted on by half the voters. :)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Hedin on August 27, 2015, 07:42:32 PM
I should probably start reading these at some point in the next couple days and not leave it until the last day or two like I usually do.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on August 27, 2015, 07:55:16 PM
20 votes so far, btw!

And because you like me when I'm evil: At the moment there are 4 entries with 9/10 votes. So yes, even the most popular entries only got voted on by half the voters. :)

Like button! Like button!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Henry Dale on August 27, 2015, 08:03:27 PM
20 votes so far, btw!

And because you like me when I'm evil: At the moment there are 4 entries with 9/10 votes. So yes, even the most popular entries only got voted on by half the voters. :)

Like button! Like button!

I'm clicking like but nothing's happening!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on August 28, 2015, 04:44:00 PM
read through them all on the plane yesterday.  noted, sorted, voted!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 28, 2015, 05:12:44 PM
20 votes so far, btw!

And because you like me when I'm evil: At the moment there are 4 entries with 9/10 votes. So yes, even the most popular entries only got voted on by half the voters. :)

Like button! Like button!

I'm clicking like but nothing's happening!

I'm givin' it all she's got, Captain!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: NightWrite on August 28, 2015, 05:35:52 PM
20 votes so far, btw!

And because you like me when I'm evil: At the moment there are 4 entries with 9/10 votes. So yes, even the most popular entries only got voted on by half the voters. :)

Like button! Like button!

I'm clicking like but nothing's happening!

I'm givin' it all she's got, Captain!

I have the sudden image of a person putting their finger through a touch screen in their enthuse.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on August 29, 2015, 03:45:50 AM
20 votes so far, btw!

And because you like me when I'm evil: At the moment there are 4 entries with 9/10 votes. So yes, even the most popular entries only got voted on by half the voters. :)

Like button! Like button!

I'm clicking like but nothing's happening!

I'm givin' it all she's got, Captain!

I have the sudden image of a person putting their finger through a touch screen in their enthuse.

That is an accurate image, yes.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Henry Dale on August 29, 2015, 06:07:10 AM
Last weekend for voting, last weekend to write that space opera if you haven't  ;)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 29, 2015, 10:44:05 AM
I still have 10 to read :(

Question: would it be fair to those I haven't read if I voted only from those I've read? I already have 6 I love...
I know this isn't a proper competition, but still...

I might still try to read a few more these remaining days :-\
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 29, 2015, 11:08:25 AM
On one level it's not fair, since that means the other stories haven't been given a chance, but to be honest if you really enjoyed one I'd say it deserves a vote. I wouldn't have a big problem with someone voting for their favourites without having read them all. :)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Rukaio_Alter on August 29, 2015, 11:20:25 AM
It's entirely up to you but, personally, I can't say I'm that fond of the idea of voting without giving all the entries a read. Even if you really really enjoyed one story and don't think you can like another better, it feels unfair on the others if you don't even give them a chance to see if you like them as much.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 29, 2015, 11:21:39 AM
Thanks for your inputs.
In the meantime I realised the voting only closes after 9pm on Sep 1, so that gives me basically still 3.5 days.
I will read them all :)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 29, 2015, 11:49:18 AM
Hmm... Just finished reading them all, and there were six that I thought were pretty good, plus one more that I thought was brilliant. Vote for the one that stood out, or cut one of the six and vote for six in total?

Decisions...  :-\
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on August 29, 2015, 11:49:31 AM
Thanks for your inputs.
In the meantime I realised the voting only closes after 9pm on Sep 1, so that gives me basically still 3.5 days.
I will read them all :)
Or @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290) could read some for you and tell you what she thinks.  ;)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on August 29, 2015, 11:50:30 AM
Hmm... Just finished reading them all, and there were six that I thought were pretty good, plus one more that I thought was brilliant. Vote for the one that stood out, or cut one of the six and vote for six in total?

Decisions...  :-\

I just will want to know at the end of it all which was the one you thought was brilliant.
There are certainly some super stories in there.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 29, 2015, 11:57:06 AM
Hmm... Just finished reading them all, and there were six that I thought were pretty good, plus one more that I thought was brilliant. Vote for the one that stood out, or cut one of the six and vote for six in total?

Decisions...  :-\

I just will want to know at the end of it all which was the one you thought was brilliant.
There are certainly some super stories in there.
Thanks, that helps my decision a lot. (http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_3236.gif)

Now, on to the critiques I've been meaning to do...
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 29, 2015, 01:29:05 PM
Thanks for your inputs.
In the meantime I realised the voting only closes after 9pm on Sep 1, so that gives me basically still 3.5 days.
I will read them all :)
Or @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290) could read some for you and tell you what she thinks.  ;)
I don't know her enough to trust her opinion hehe (I mean, in terms of similar likes to mine ;D )

(or did you think you were replying to Raptori?)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on August 29, 2015, 08:11:29 PM
Thanks for your inputs.
In the meantime I realised the voting only closes after 9pm on Sep 1, so that gives me basically still 3.5 days.
I will read them all :)
Or @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290) could read some for you and tell you what she thinks.  ;)
I don't know her enough to trust her opinion hehe (I mean, in terms of similar likes to mine ;D )

(or did you think you were replying to Raptori?)

Just riffing.   ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on August 30, 2015, 08:06:07 AM
Hmm... Just finished reading them all, and there were six that I thought were pretty good, plus one more that I thought was brilliant. Vote for the one that stood out, or cut one of the six and vote for six in total?

Decisions...  :-\

Isn't it a lot fairer if you vote for all six?
You'd offer more votes to writers - which in times of like less contributions can only be welcome - and can only imagine that the one you found brilliant would stand out.
There hardly is any justice in such subjective voting, but often good works stands out...

I have all my votes away personally, even though some stories really stood out for me.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on August 30, 2015, 08:26:23 AM
Hmm... Just finished reading them all, and there were six that I thought were pretty good, plus one more that I thought was brilliant. Vote for the one that stood out, or cut one of the six and vote for six in total?

Decisions...  :-\

Isn't it a lot fairer if you vote for all six?
You'd offer more votes to writers - which in times of like less contributions can only be welcome - and can only imagine that the one you found brilliant would stand out.
There hardly is any justice in such subjective voting, but often good works stands out...

I have all my votes away personally, even though some stories really stood out for me.
Not necessarily, since voting for them all doesn't really represent how I feel about them. The voting is usually pretty close, and there's a good chance that one (or more) of the ones I thought was good has a similar number of votes to the one I loved. If that's the case, it makes more sense for me to just vote for my favourite one since that way it'd actually make a meaningful difference to the outcome.

I often don't use all of my votes, since usually there are several that stand out for me - though most of the time I only leave one or two votes unused, which is why I'm a little unsure about it this time.  :-\
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 30, 2015, 12:12:48 PM
Well, it seems the weekend has been good for me.
Read all, and voted :D
Very hard to choose, I feel that in my 6 choices there are things of all types and genres and plots and sizes, that I liked for very different reasons.

Well done, all!!!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 01, 2015, 04:25:13 PM
Came in late but I finally voted. Whew.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on September 01, 2015, 06:12:31 PM
Not long left for people to vote now. I wonder how it's going at this point!  :o
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on September 01, 2015, 06:14:50 PM
Not long left for people to vote now. I wonder how it's going at this point!  :o

hint-hint.  nudge-nudge.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on September 01, 2015, 06:22:59 PM
Not long left for people to vote now. I wonder how it's going at this point!  :o

hint-hint.  nudge-nudge.
Xiagan would totally troll us if he were here.  :P
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on September 01, 2015, 06:27:34 PM
Not long left for people to vote now. I wonder how it's going at this point!  :o

hint-hint.  nudge-nudge.
Xiagan would totally troll us if he were here.  :P

heh.  totally.  that's why we've gotta strike first!

ohai!  i see you xiagan!
(https://media.giphy.com/media/GEMf7Y1Kf2d1K/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on September 01, 2015, 06:28:59 PM
Not long left for people to vote now. I wonder how it's going at this point!  :o

hint-hint.  nudge-nudge.
Xiagan would totally troll us if he were here.  :P

heh.  totally.  that's why we've gotta strike first!

ohai!  i see you xiagan!
(https://media.giphy.com/media/GEMf7Y1Kf2d1K/giphy.gif)
That gif is ridiculous.  ;D

Ahh well. We're off for a bike ride shortly. It's probably for the best.  :P
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on September 01, 2015, 06:31:21 PM
Not long left for people to vote now. I wonder how it's going at this point!  :o

hint-hint.  nudge-nudge.
Xiagan would totally troll us if he were here.  :P

heh.  totally.  that's why we've gotta strike first!

ohai!  i see you xiagan!
(https://media.giphy.com/media/GEMf7Y1Kf2d1K/giphy.gif)
That gif is ridiculous.  ;D

Ahh well. We're off for a bike ride shortly. It's probably for the best.  :P

have a good ride!

i'm just sitting here at my desk, giggling at how funny i am.  everyone in the office is staring at me now.  it's kinda weird.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on September 01, 2015, 06:32:35 PM
Not long left for people to vote now. I wonder how it's going at this point!  :o

hint-hint.  nudge-nudge.
Xiagan would totally troll us if he were here.  :P

heh.  totally.  that's why we've gotta strike first!

ohai!  i see you xiagan!
(https://media.giphy.com/media/GEMf7Y1Kf2d1K/giphy.gif)
That gif is ridiculous.  ;D

Ahh well. We're off for a bike ride shortly. It's probably for the best.  :P

have a good ride!

i'm just sitting here at my desk, giggling at how funny i am.  everyone in the office is staring at me now.  it's kinda weird.
Haha thanks, I'm sure we will!

Surely they should be used to that by now? Or have you just started a new job?  :o
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on September 01, 2015, 06:36:57 PM
Surely they should be used to that by now? Or have you just started a new job?  :o
;D ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on September 01, 2015, 06:52:22 PM
Surely they should be used to that by now? Or have you just started a new job?  :o
;D ;D

oh, they totally are.  the stares are generally of the "oh, it's chris again.  is there more coming?  no?  okay, back to work..." persuasion.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: NightWrite on September 01, 2015, 08:20:08 PM
Surely they should be used to that by now? Or have you just started a new job?  :o
;D ;D

oh, they totally are.  the stares are generally of the "oh, it's chris again.  is there more coming?  no?  okay, back to work..." persuasion.
Didn't you know giggling to yourself is fine. It's when you start up with the evil cackling to yourself.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on September 01, 2015, 09:33:04 PM
Wow, we got a tie (11 votes each)!

Congrats @wakarimasen (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40242) and @OnlyOneHighlander (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=35404)! :D

And then another tie for second place (10 votes each), wow!
And... a tie for third place (9 votes each)!
And another for fourth (7 votes each)!!
 8)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on September 01, 2015, 09:51:26 PM
Two winners? Works for me as I voted for both of them.  ;D

Congratulations, wakarimasen and OnlyOneHighlander!

Thanks for anyone who voted.


(Nine votes? I got nine votes? [Faints from joy.] (http://www.emoticons.gr/albums/uploads/megmoticons/faint.gif))
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on September 01, 2015, 09:55:18 PM
(Nine votes? I got nine votes? [Faints from joy.] (http://www.emoticons.gr/albums/uploads/megmoticons/faint.gif))
Oh I love that smiley :D
And it seems that being last works for you... let's see if the trend continues hehe
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on September 01, 2015, 09:59:34 PM
Congrats Waka and OnlyOneHighlander! Both well deserved winners (not that I might've voted for one or anything  ;))

Also shows that I probably shouldn't try 2nd person out anymore lol. Least one person enjoyed it. ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on September 01, 2015, 10:08:15 PM
Congrats to the two winners! (I would tag but I'm on an iPad and it's too much effort)


How on earth did ours get that many votes? You're all crazy.  :o
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on September 01, 2015, 10:10:07 PM
congratulations!  @wakarimasen (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40242) and @OnlyOneHighlander (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=35404)!

woot!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on September 01, 2015, 10:22:16 PM
What a month, everyone!
Congrats to our two well-deserved winners. Really glad to see these two stories atop the pile  ;D

Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Hedin on September 01, 2015, 10:31:12 PM
Congrats to the two winners! (I would tag but I'm on an iPad and it's too much effort)


How on earth did ours get that many votes? You're all crazy.  :o

I actually laughed out loud at yours.   Anything that does that will almost always get my vote.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Elfy on September 01, 2015, 10:33:18 PM
Two winners! Wow! Congrats to both of you.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on September 01, 2015, 10:44:17 PM
Congratulations Waka and OnlyOnehighlander for top of  so many great stories and to so many ties near the top. Is that a record score board and most entries ever?
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on September 02, 2015, 12:25:19 AM
Is that a record score board and most entries ever?

Yes and yes!
And see how, with the exception of FanFic, we've gone from 9 stories per month to around 17 and then to 20.
If we start getting even more stories, will we all be able to read them all?!
But I call that a good problem to have.

Month   Topic   Submissions   Voters

Sep   Cliché   9   10
Oct   Abandoned Places   8   9
Nov   Joker   9   12
Dec   Religion   15   16
Jan   SciFi   14   15
Feb   FanFic   9   13
Mar   Rogues   17   24
Apr   Twist!   19   20
May   Fairytales   17   20
Jun   Multiple POVs   20   24
Jul   FlashFic   26   26
Aug   Space Opera   20   ??
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ClintACK on September 02, 2015, 12:38:46 AM
Congrats!  So many good stories this time.  500 words didn't seem to hinder the creativity at all.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on September 02, 2015, 02:03:06 AM
@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094), thanks for that table, it is indeed a good and encouraging problem. ;D  and thank you to all the old regulars who have given such encouragement  and to newer contributors who have joined in and stayed to make the contest such a success. ;D ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on September 02, 2015, 05:01:45 AM
Congrats guys!!

That was good work this month! I'm surprised to see it's rather funny, given all those doubles, I ended voting only for one of the 2 firsts, one of the 2 seconds, two of the fifth and for @donalddallan (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40448)

With everything I still reckon that @OnlyOneHighlander (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=35404) and @D_Bates (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40257) are my two top favourites for their gloomy, dark but beautiful entries that gave a lot of life into the characters in so very few words!

@Doctor_Chill (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=14655) I didn't vote for you, but not out of lack of enjoyment. I found your use of the second person quite daring and actually really well used, and was totally caught in the narration. My only problem was the ending! I didn't understand it. I'm still puzzled by what happens when *I* open the trunk...

I'll also thank all the nice folks who voted for my story, 4th along with @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) is a fine position to hold, I'm pleased as peach.

And now waiting feverishly for the theme of September.. Pleaaaase! It's the 2nd for me already! *whine*  :P
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JoeWalter on September 02, 2015, 05:56:37 AM
Big congratulations to everyone in the contest, especially the two first place winners.

So many great stories, everyone deserves the praise, and you two were on top of the pile with really well deserving stories so soak it in!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Rukaio_Alter on September 02, 2015, 06:01:46 AM
Tch. Just one vote short. So very close...

Still, I genuinely wasn't expecting to do as well as I did here because this month was really a very strong one. Probably the strongest we've had since I started. Seriously, there were more than 10 entries here, not including my own, that I could seriously have seen winning (including the two eventual winners). So congrats to everyone!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Henry Dale on September 02, 2015, 06:50:10 AM
Grats to the two winners  :)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on September 02, 2015, 09:29:16 AM
Congrats to the two winners! (I would tag but I'm on an iPad and it's too much effort)


How on earth did ours get that many votes? You're all crazy.  :o

I actually laughed out loud at yours.   Anything that does that will almost always get my vote.
Haha that's good to hear, never really tried writing anything funny before so we weren't sure it'd work at all. (http://boincstats.com/image/emoticon/happy.gif)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Saraband on September 02, 2015, 09:51:58 AM
Big congrats to the winners! What an incredible month  :)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on September 02, 2015, 10:17:50 AM
Congrats to the two winners! (I would tag but I'm on an iPad and it's too much effort)


How on earth did ours get that many votes? You're all crazy.  :o

I actually laughed out loud at yours.   Anything that does that will almost always get my vote.
Haha that's good to hear, never really tried writing anything funny before so we weren't sure it'd work at all. (http://boincstats.com/image/emoticon/happy.gif)

I voted for yours. I found it hilarious and spot on and genuinely hadn't seen the ending coming.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on September 02, 2015, 10:24:04 AM
Congrats to the two winners! (I would tag but I'm on an iPad and it's too much effort)


How on earth did ours get that many votes? You're all crazy.  :o

I actually laughed out loud at yours.   Anything that does that will almost always get my vote.
Haha that's good to hear, never really tried writing anything funny before so we weren't sure it'd work at all. (http://boincstats.com/image/emoticon/happy.gif)

I voted for yours. I found it hilarious and spot on and genuinely hadn't seen the ending coming.
Thanks - glad you enjoyed it!  :D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: OnlyOneHighlander on September 02, 2015, 11:07:22 AM

Wow, I did not expect that. Thanks everyone. So many great stories this month, I'm dead chuffed  ;D. Well done Wakarimasen and everyone else. It's amazing how many different styles we got out of only 500 words.

I'm still pretty shy about posting so it's great to get such good feedback. Finally a place I can geek-out to both my hearts content(s)  :D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on September 02, 2015, 11:14:14 AM

Wow, I did not expect that. Thanks everyone. So many great stories this month, I'm dead chuffed  ;D. Well done Wakarimasen and everyone else. It's amazing how many different styles we got out of only 500 words.

I'm still pretty shy about posting so it's great to get such good feedback. Finally a place I can geek-out to both my hearts content(s)  :D

Oh, now you have me curious! Both our hearts' content? Should this be we? Do we have another Raptori in our midst with a hidden amanuensis behind the scenes?

But whatevers on all that. Post away! Geek away! That's what we're all here for.  ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on September 02, 2015, 11:23:08 AM

Wow, I did not expect that. Thanks everyone. So many great stories this month, I'm dead chuffed  ;D. Well done Wakarimasen and everyone else. It's amazing how many different styles we got out of only 500 words.

I'm still pretty shy about posting so it's great to get such good feedback. Finally a place I can geek-out to both my hearts content(s)  :D

Oh, now you have me curious! Both our hearts' content? Should this be we? Do we have another Raptori in our midst with a hidden amanuensis behind the scenes?

But whatevers on all that. Post away! Geek away! That's what we're all here for.  ;D

Maybe it should be OnlyTwoHighlanders ;D

And yes, post and geek away, we love it!!!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Rukaio_Alter on September 02, 2015, 11:36:19 AM
Maybe it should be OnlyTwoHighlanders ;D
But there can be only one!

(Sorry, couldn't resist the quote.)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on September 02, 2015, 11:39:08 AM
This here is where I actually comment on my votes.
I passed out 6 golden tickets, and they were:

@wakarimasen (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40242): "This time I shall show you how to make blades of ice." So cool.
@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237): You had me from: "You egomaniacal bitch."
@Carter (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31908): What was on the edge of purple prose, stayed on that edge, rode it. I want another sip.
@ClintACK (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40381): He was lover a hunter, not a fighter. Whole thing made me laugh.
@Paul (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31133) birbilas: Not very fantasy-y, but I loved the rockin' energy of the piece.
@OnlyOneHighlander (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=35404): The great thing is, I can see any duo at this game: Imagine Dr. Doom over Reed Richard's wasted corpse. Loved it.

Soooooo many others worthy of a vote, but hey you have to choose.
Still, a few honorable mentions:

@RussetDivinity (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=39931): I kept selecting yours, then picking another. Then came back to yours. Then. Push. Breathe. Unpush. Breath. Yeah, like that. Kinda wish I could change one vote now.
@m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419): And another vote I would change? But then I'd have to change other votes, and... well, crap. Great story.
@Saraband (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32607): A novel in under 500 words. How did you do that?
@Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153): I really, really liked this story. It's actaully something I'd love to see turned into a novel.
@D_Bates (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40257), @Rukaio_Alter (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40087),@eli freysson: Sorry, just running out of praise steam right about now. Dark, so funny, and yes I can see Nora's wendigo peeking out but it was your own cool thing.

What a month!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Eclipse on September 02, 2015, 11:39:43 AM
I thought he was just a time lord with the two hearts
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on September 02, 2015, 11:41:05 AM
I thought he was just a time lord with the two hearts

LIKE button!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on September 02, 2015, 11:47:19 AM
I thought he was just a time lord with the two hearts

Yes, goddam Like Button!!!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan on September 02, 2015, 12:11:43 PM
Congrats Waka and OnlyOneHighlander! Both well deserved winners (not that I might've voted for one or anything  ;))

Also shows that I probably shouldn't try 2nd person out anymore lol. Least one person enjoyed it. ;D
Must've been one of the last voters. You had 0 votes until the day before yesterday. ;)

Congrats to the winners! Interestingly the four stories with the most votes led from the beginning on.

Only have Tapatalk access at the moment, but Arry will post the new contest later. :)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Eli_Freysson on September 02, 2015, 04:42:12 PM

@D_Bates (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40257), @Rukaio_Alter (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40087),@eli freysson: Sorry, just running out of praise steam right about now. Dark, so funny, and yes I can see Nora's wendigo peeking out but it was your own cool thing.

I . . . don't understand this sentence.

Also, sorry for being off-topic but I've noticed that when people post my name like that it never includes a link. Do I need to adjust my settings or something?
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Henry Dale on September 02, 2015, 04:49:39 PM

@D_Bates (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40257), @Rukaio_Alter (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40087),@eli freysson: Sorry, just running out of praise steam right about now. Dark, so funny, and yes I can see Nora's wendigo peeking out but it was your own cool thing.

I . . . don't understand this sentence.

Also, sorry for being off-topic but I've noticed that when people post my name like that it never includes a link. Do I need to adjust my settings or something?

You are part of us unsummonables  ;D
People who have a space in their name cannot be summoned or linked. While a vocal minority we have our place and shall not submit to oppression!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: NightWrite on September 02, 2015, 07:39:26 PM
Congratulations to both Wakarimasen and OnlyOneHighlander!
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on September 02, 2015, 08:47:49 PM

@D_Bates (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40257), @Rukaio_Alter (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40087),@eli freysson: Sorry, just running out of praise steam right about now. Dark, so funny, and yes I can see Nora's wendigo peeking out but it was your own cool thing.

I . . . don't understand this sentence.

Also, sorry for being off-topic but I've noticed that when people post my name like that it never includes a link. Do I need to adjust my settings or something?

Yeah, I was going fast.

D_Bates - dark, broody, interesting story
Rukaio_Alter - so funny
Ely (unsummonable) Freysson - yes I can see Nora's wendigo peeking out but it was your own cool thing

And let Henry sing the praises of being unsummonable, and I will try to talk you into changing your user name to "Eli_Freysson" with an underscore. Which makes you summonable. Which makes you easier to communicate with. Which makes you cool, no matter what Henry thinks.  8) ;) ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Eli_Freysson on September 02, 2015, 10:25:56 PM

Yeah, I was going fast.

D_Bates - dark, broody, interesting story
Rukaio_Alter - so funny
Ely (unsummonable) Freysson - yes I can see Nora's wendigo peeking out but it was your own cool thing

I don't know what that is.

But yes, congratulations to the winners.

Quote
And let Henry sing the praises of being unsummonable, and I will try to talk you into changing your user name to "Eli_Freysson" with an underscore. Which makes you summonable. Which makes you easier to communicate with. Which makes you cool, no matter what Henry thinks.  8) ;) ;D

I will . . . think about it.

Being a social failure is sort of my thing by this point. :)
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: D_Bates on September 02, 2015, 11:38:54 PM
I can't seem to break second place >:(.

In all seriousness though, good job to everyone. A story in 500 words is a really tough thing to pull off, so everyone's a winner for just managing to pull it off. It's really great to see so many people participating, and more so to see the overwhelmingly positive responses those who are reading them are giving.
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on September 03, 2015, 02:36:34 AM

Yeah, I was going fast.

D_Bates - dark, broody, interesting story
Rukaio_Alter - so funny
Ely (unsummonable) Freysson - yes I can see Nora's wendigo peeking out but it was your own cool thing

I don't know what that is.

But yes, congratulations to the winners.

Ely, don't worry, he refers you to a piece of work I posted in both the critique forum in the early begin of it months ago, and more recently for review in the writer club.
It features a wendigo, so the main thing going on is hunger and starvation, and the drive to feed on human flesh. Nothing I get a monopoly on, and you don't seem to have read it anyway! Your story seemed more inspired by vampires
Title: Re: [Jul 2015] - Flash Fiction - Voting Thread
Post by: wakarimasen on September 15, 2015, 11:04:01 AM
I've only just come back to this thread, having wondered this morning how voting went... I'm completely chuffed to bits. Thanks all who liked mine and congrats to my co-winner. It was a great month and I'd have to say I really enjoyed having the constraints of flash fiction.

thanks again all. It's been a hard, hard week in waka-town and this has really buoyed my spirits. Woohoo!