June 17, 2019, 01:57:32 AM

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Please vote

The Chain Golem
6 (14.6%)
The wind through the trees
1 (2.4%)
Understanding Dragons
5 (12.2%)
The Dance
4 (9.8%)
The Rye Mother
4 (9.8%)
The Shuck
1 (2.4%)
Trophic Cascade
1 (2.4%)
Hellhound
9 (22%)
Just a Simulation
6 (14.6%)
Different Wavelengths
1 (2.4%)
The Final Kingdom
1 (2.4%)
Skin of the Jaguar God
0 (0%)
A Taste of Humanity
2 (4.9%)

Total Members Voted: 14

Voting closed: May 01, 2017, 04:21:54 PM

Author Topic: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread  (Read 13575 times)

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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2017, 04:40:31 PM »
ha!  just checked in on the author guesses.

at first, i was all, "c'mon people.  be serious."  but now, i'm starting to love the hilarious ones.  "shuck norris"  ha!

lord, and the guesses for the final kingdom.  totes funny.

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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2017, 12:26:59 AM »
I'll have you know that someone had voted Chuck Norris and I voted "Shuck Norris". Then when I came back the other vote had been altered to match.

*proud*


I'm very much wondering how many in the 5 people are actually voting for my name out of pure laziness, because I made such a fuss of being late, without actually looking into the style.
Everyone seems to forget that Lanko was a strong contender to last submission. I am offended by people thinking I could possibly have submitted after Lanko. I mean no offence myself Lanko... You know. It's more like a tradition for you to finish last than anything else.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2017, 12:30:06 AM by Nora »
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2017, 12:57:38 AM »
I'm offended I'm considered for last entry simply out of tradition. That's sheer laziness, specially when I already broke said tradition twice, this year no less. I'm wondering if that vote for me on the last story is simply because of that...

Meanwhile, the same thing in Corpses is happening, I'm being attributed 4 different stories. Chameleons for the win!
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2017, 01:08:12 AM »
If you're offended, how do you think I feel, being given 5 votes for it just because people are too lazy to pick up the more subtle clues?
They're here for the people keen to play inspector.

It's not a tradition, it's almost a god carved commandment Lanko.
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2017, 01:16:05 AM »
I was not being serious on being offended!

And it's not that easy to pick up styles and clues. Remember last Anonymous contest? The only entry who was unanimously correct was Rukaio's. Maybe tebakutis' too. Out of 15-18 stories most people only got it right 2-3.

I voted for you on the last story and my reasoning was: Nora is a fan of Hannibal and mentions cannibalism now and then. Nora says she'll be very late for this month. Last entry even features a philosophical banter regarding cannibalism. Any "problems" on style might be due to rushing last minute adjustments.

Is that correct? I don't know, but what else do I have?
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2017, 01:24:22 AM »
I was joking as well and joking on your joke.

Damn so maybe I should have followed my nose and given you the other story I thought was yours...

You're missing the whole conversation about Bea messing with other threads to hide which story was altered last, so you could look into that... Also you can go and see for yourself that the last time I submitted a story in the past tense was March 2016. It's not a rule set in stone but it's definitely a key to my writing you can't overlook anymore than "humour" in Rukaio's.

Then again maybe I submitted weeks ago and orchestrated the whole debacle with Bea and Xia to set up some spicy confusion.
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2017, 01:36:55 AM »
I saw the conversation with Bea but when I did they had reopened the thread and the authors had already edited their stories, so her name was not there anymore...

I noticed the tense but like you said, it's not set in stone. I also used it in Urban Fantasy (and I think some others?) and others in other contests.

And more importantly, there was no wishy washy lyricism and maudlin unrequited love in there!   ;D ;D ;D

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Then again maybe I submitted weeks ago and orchestrated the whole debacle with Bea and Xia to set up some spicy confusion.

Hm, I don't believe that merely because I know you don't exactly like the whole Anonymous thing! Nice try, though!
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2017, 01:49:25 AM »
So then shouldn't you take my word for it :o

But honestly can't believe you'd read the sat three stories and not see the clear difference in levels of wishy washy lyricism.
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2017, 01:54:20 AM »
Eh... I thought the same in Corpses and only got it right 2 or 3 guesses out of 15-18.

And word is hard to take for granted, I mean, I remember I clearly stated various times I was not even in that contest and people attributed 3 stories to me anyway. The more I said I wasn't in, the more the guesses went for me  :o

So maybe the more you deny it, the more the guesses are going your way  :o
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2017, 01:59:19 AM »
Haha! That's what so funny, and in my eyes, so pointless with the anon as well.

However, since when is cannibalism something attributed to me? Only one of my stories ever featured cannibalism and it was unknowing. Can't count my early fiasco with the Wendigo, that never went to the contest.
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2017, 02:06:30 AM »
I believe because you're a fan of Hannibal, dark stories and I remember you even said in the Writing Group post when looking for a group that you were heavy into cannibalism!

Then your entry is late and the latest entry features... a cannibalistic alien species.
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2017, 02:17:47 AM »
Haha! That's what so funny, and in my eyes, so pointless with the anon as well.

However, since when is cannibalism something attributed to me? Only one of my stories ever featured cannibalism and it was unknowing. Can't count my early fiasco with the Wendigo, that never went to the contest.

Not the cannibalism, Nora, it's any unusual or unconventional dark. I've put in a guess for most of these stories, but will probably be wrong. There have been a lot of new writers over the past year and they do not enter every month so it is geting had to pin down a style.

Also there is the regular Anon which is a spanner in the works. Is it the same Anon every time ? Or are a few playing a game ? Sometimes I have hoped Doc Chill was back among us but never certain enough. ::)

ETA Guess purely on style and content, idiosyncrasies of phrase or lay out. I don't take any notice of the hints or stuff in discussion thread, none of you are trustworthy. :P
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2017, 08:38:53 AM »
One of these days me and Nora are going to have to get together for an anonymous contest and coach each other into making a dark atmospheric story/goofy humorous story respectively, just to mess with other peoples heads.

Er... not saying that the goofy humorous story involving dogs that everyone thinks is mine this month is actually mine of course. The fact that I personally own a fluffy goof-dog is completely inconsequential to this situation. In fact why would I even mention such a thing? In fact, I didn't! It's all your imagination. I've never even heard of a Cerberus before and any claims otherwise are dirty dirty lies.

Phew. Think I covered that one up nicely.
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2017, 09:53:36 AM »
One of these days me and Nora are going to have to get together for an anonymous contest and coach each other into making a dark atmospheric story/goofy humorous story respectively, just to mess with other peoples heads.

Er... not saying that the goofy humorous story involving dogs that everyone thinks is mine this month is actually mine of course. The fact that I personally own a fluffy goof-dog is completely inconsequential to this situation. In fact why would I even mention such a thing? In fact, I didn't! It's all your imagination. I've never even heard of a Cerberus before and any claims otherwise are dirty dirty lies.

Phew. Think I covered that one up nicely.

Speaking of which!!!

Coaching is actually something I'd need. My attempt at writing "humour" for this new month is sinking into the tar pit of my tinted imagination. I can't find a comedic crux. It's always dark. The mc not getting what he wants, an end in despair... I really can't do it, and it makes the lighter beginning totally pointless.

Give me lessons please master! Share your knowledge and I shall call you shishou!
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2017, 03:51:33 PM »
Only seven people voted so far.

BUT nine stories in @m3mnoch's guessing paradise have the right authors attributed to them. So the hive mind is (if I remember right) a lot better this time. ;) Some stories have five names attributed of course, so having the right name among them may not be saying much...  ;D
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