October 21, 2020, 06:33:28 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: 13

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

Author Topic: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread  (Read 34927 times)

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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #60 on: May 01, 2017, 04:31:06 PM »
Congratulations @Rukaio_Alter  :D :D
(yes, I know we haven't revealed who wrote what, but come on, does anyone have doubts about this one? ;D )

I voted for you, for The Rye Mother (I know who wrote this one because I asked him and he confirmed), and then for A Taste of Humanity, which I'm pretty sure it was Lanko :) I was switching a lot between the latter and The Dance, they were pretty much on a par for me, so whoever wrote that one, consider an extra vote from me!
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #61 on: May 01, 2017, 04:31:22 PM »
Congratz, Hellhound author! Is it Rukaio? I'm almost sure it is!
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #62 on: May 01, 2017, 04:33:58 PM »
Well, double post and... Congrats to whoever wrote Hellhound. It was my favourite, a great idea and very well carried out. Amazingly fluid dialogue! Great stuff!!

Also voted for Just a simulation, which was my equal part favourite. Nerdy and poignant.
And finally understanding dragon.

And I get zero votes for the first time, since I indeed wrote the present tense story with the main character dying in it. Can't see why cannibal aliens were a better trademark, but did like that story a lot in itself. It was an interesting concept.
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #63 on: May 01, 2017, 04:55:04 PM »
Well, I'm not necessarily saying I was the one who wrote Hellhound (since the identity of that genius was very well kept secret throughout the month), but if I was, I'm fairly certain this was how I would react to this news.



I'd also say this was a another great month all around with a lot of excellent entries, so credit to all the other authors this month. Top quality job from all of you.

Of course, all that would only happen if I did write Hellhound. Which I might not have. But I did.

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Also, does this make me the doG Emperor of the Writing Contest now?
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2017, 05:09:34 PM »
I voted for

The wind through the trees (surprised it had only my vote!)
Understanding Dragons (voted for a poem for the first time)
The Dance
« Last Edit: May 01, 2017, 05:12:18 PM by Eclipse »
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #65 on: May 01, 2017, 05:18:09 PM »
Congrats, anonymous winner!

So, do you want TEH BIG REVEAL now or do you want to speculate a bit more and share theories, etc...?
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #66 on: May 01, 2017, 05:22:25 PM »
Congratulations, Anonymous! @Rukaio_Alter

I voted for Hellhound, too. Loved the silliness of it. I could have used a tiny bit more of the "oh shite, these are actually vicious beasts", but hey, it was great fun.

And for Chain Golem - a really marvelous piece.

I went back and forth on several others, which were all really good, and decided in the end to just go with two.

For anyone desperately wondering, I might have written Rye Mother.
And I might actually put it up for critique.
I know there was tons of suspense over that reveal.
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #67 on: May 01, 2017, 05:31:36 PM »
I think my votes mirrored @Nora 's

Hellhound for the sheer exuberant and inventive fun in it

Just a Simulation for the brilliantly nerdy take on a theme

Understanding Dragons for the accomplished poetry of ... a poem! 


Although I did have a story in there, it was none of the guesses people had put my name against on the guessing board - so maybe people can guess a little more!

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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2017, 05:32:51 PM »
People had 30 days to guess! It's time for the reveal, geez!
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #69 on: May 01, 2017, 05:39:35 PM »
Oh, I voted for The Dance (my favorite), The Chain Golem and Understanding Dragons.

On guesses I was torn if Dance was written by Gem or TOMunro and went with Gem but now seeing TO's comment I think it was him.
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #70 on: May 01, 2017, 05:49:17 PM »
On guesses I was torn if Dance was written by Gem or TOMunro and went with Gem but now seeing TO's comment I think it was him.
Yes, I wonder that too...

By the way, please confirm you wrote A Taste of Humanity ;D
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #71 on: May 01, 2017, 05:51:19 PM »
Nope...

 ::)
« Last Edit: May 01, 2017, 05:56:59 PM by Lanko »
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #72 on: May 01, 2017, 05:57:19 PM »
Oh, I voted for The Dance (my favorite), The Chain Golem and Understanding Dragons.

On guesses I was torn if Dance was written by Gem or TOMunro and went with Gem but now seeing TO's comment I think it was him.

You my favourite person on books this month, as you nearly there 2/3
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #73 on: May 01, 2017, 06:04:32 PM »
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Re: [Mar 2017] - Through the Beast's Eye - Voting Thread
« Reply #74 on: May 01, 2017, 06:06:38 PM »
Which one did you write Bea? did you team up with lady Ty to write the poem?
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