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Please vote:

Courtesan by Justan Henner
1 (6.3%)
The Deadly Game by ACSmyth
2 (12.5%)
The Little Wizard's Folly by TOMunroe
0 (0%)
Bargaining Chip by G_R_Matthews
0 (0%)
The Painful Path by FogAlchemist
1 (6.3%)
The Heir to Foulstania by pornokitsch
7 (43.8%)
The Black Hog of Dun-Madral by Phil the Drill
1 (6.3%)
Chirp by RS Bohn
0 (0%)
Calm by Carter
2 (12.5%)
Face Value by Timnacious
0 (0%)
Two Shots by Charlotte Elise
0 (0%)
Scapegoat by AshKB
2 (12.5%)
Kakoja's Appraising by Maxfield
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 16

Voting closed: May 02, 2014, 09:20:48 AM

Author Topic: [Mar 2014] - The Grimmest and Darkest Grimdark - Voting Thread  (Read 5245 times)

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It's time to vote on March's Writing Contest - The Grimmest and Darkest Grimdark!

There were thirteen(!) (qualifying) entries! Again the most we had since like forever. You guys amaze me. :)

Please read through all of the entries in the submission thread and place your vote for your favorite entry 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.

Remember that the winning entry will be posted on the main Fantasy-Faction site in May 2014.*

Good luck to all our entrants and thank you for voting! :)

*The winning entries of the last months haven't always be on time. Sorry for that. January's winning entries, which were supposed to be published in March, will be online in a few days.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2014, 09:22:39 AM by xiagan »
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Re: [Mar 2014] - The Grimmest and Darkest Grimdark - Voting Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 07:33:28 PM »
Just a reminder to vote for our grimdark stories. :)
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Re: [Mar 2014] - The Grimmest and Darkest Grimdark - Voting Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2014, 03:00:54 PM »
Quick bump! A bit less than a week left to vote for last month's brilliant stories!
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Re: [Mar 2014] - The Grimmest and Darkest Grimdark - Voting Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2014, 06:07:21 PM »
Well done!
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Re: [Mar 2014] - The Grimmest and Darkest Grimdark - Voting Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 06:07:46 PM »
Congratulations, pornokitsch.

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Re: [Mar 2014] - The Grimmest and Darkest Grimdark - Voting Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 06:35:25 PM »
Congrats, Pornokitsch! It looks as if we need more ironical overdone Grimdark! (If we just new somebody who could publish an anthology to this theme... *hint* *hint*  ;))
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Re: [Mar 2014] - The Grimmest and Darkest Grimdark - Voting Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2014, 09:10:33 AM »
looknig forward to that anthology xiagan - got a great idea already :)

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Re: [Mar 2014] - The Grimmest and Darkest Grimdark - Voting Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2014, 11:11:18 AM »
Wow! Thanks everyone!

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Re: [Mar 2014] - The Grimmest and Darkest Grimdark - Voting Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014, 01:05:40 AM »
Congrats pornokitsch! Was the boy that the couple raised destined to become the heir as soon as they'd messed him up enough? It was a nice idea. I'd also like to say I enjoyed Phil The Drill's creepy pig, I thought it was different, and I really liked Carter's theme of heroism coming in many forms. The idea that the first mate was trying to keep everything from falling apart appealed to me, like everyone needs something to fight for right up until the end, even if it counts for nothing. It was a lose lose situation and that's what says grimdark to me.

Also, if there's anyone else that would like to use these competitions to improve their writing, we could always start posting our entries in the critiques section of the forum after the votes have come in. I did that with one of mine already. I'd be happy to help out with critique if anyone mentions that they've posted their entry there. I think getting more in depth feedback from each other on our pieces would be just as important for learning as a little healthy competition. :)
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Re: [Mar 2014] - The Grimmest and Darkest Grimdark - Voting Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 02:52:19 AM »
Congrats to pornokitsch! And thanks to LisaElle for the kind words. I had fun with this challenge and there were some really good entries. Good luck to everyone with their future writing! :)
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Re: [Mar 2014] - The Grimmest and Darkest Grimdark - Voting Thread
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2014, 10:31:04 AM »
Pornokitsch's winning story is now finally up on the main site!  :D
-> http://fantasy-faction.com/2014/winner-of-the-march-2014-writing-contest
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