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Title: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on June 02, 2017, 08:54:21 AM
It's time to vote on May's Writing Contest: Music!

We got 12 entries this month - thanks to all who participated!

Please read through all of the entries in the submission thread and place your votes for your three favourite 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: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on June 02, 2017, 02:38:12 PM
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kindle mobi:
https://fantasyfactiontools.github.io/writing-contest/music-noauthor.mobi
https://fantasyfactiontools.github.io/writing-contest/music.mobi

generic epub:
https://fantasyfactiontools.github.io/writing-contest/music-noauthor.epub
https://fantasyfactiontools.github.io/writing-contest/music.epub

word document:
https://fantasyfactiontools.github.io/writing-contest/music-noauthor.docx
https://fantasyfactiontools.github.io/writing-contest/music.docx

critique sheet:
https://fantasyfactiontools.github.io/writing-contest/critiques-music.md

NOTE: Files with '-noauthor' appended only have the author
names listed at the beginning, on the table of contents.
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Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on June 06, 2017, 08:26:40 AM
Hi @m3mnoch, could you please redo your "books"?

I've just slightly changed Gem's entry as requested.
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on June 06, 2017, 11:43:29 AM
Well in that case could you correct a type in mine as well? XD

When she get [gets!!] to the pool, Arji seizes the cord knotted on her chest and in one smooth motion, all the colourful layers of fine fabric cascade to her feet, leaving her naked but for a thin white loincloth.

I didn't ask because I thought unless massive errors occur, it wouldn't be allowed. But better try and ask for it  :P
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on June 06, 2017, 11:55:10 AM
@m3mnoch, um, can you check the italics in my entry? The first line of any stanza is italicizes, but the next following lines are not. Sorry.  :-[

We love the books, though! Totally love them!  :)
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on June 06, 2017, 12:59:44 PM
Well in that case could you correct a type in mine as well? XD

When she get [gets!!] to the pool, Arji seizes the cord knotted on her chest and in one smooth motion, all the colourful layers of fine fabric cascade to her feet, leaving her naked but for a thin white loincloth.

I didn't ask because I thought unless massive errors occur, it wouldn't be allowed. But better try and ask for it  :P
Done :)
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: The Gem Cutter on June 06, 2017, 01:10:44 PM
Thanks Bea, much appreciated :)
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on June 06, 2017, 03:27:56 PM
files updated!

one of these days, i should spend the time to fix that multi-paragraph-italics bug.
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on June 24, 2017, 02:54:29 AM
Voted and thank you all for the varied ways you approached the Music theme.  :)
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on June 27, 2017, 08:32:42 PM
Such great stories this month - choosing just 3 will be hard, I'll have an extra list of honourable mentions :D
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan on June 27, 2017, 09:21:08 PM
9 voters so far. Better start reading now. ;)
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on June 27, 2017, 10:26:25 PM
Whoa... haven't even started... And haven't come close to finishing my monthly story. I feel like I'm drowning this month.
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan on June 28, 2017, 09:18:44 PM
Fixed! :)
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on June 28, 2017, 09:31:30 PM
Fixed! :)
A thousand thank yous :D

Now voted, and boy, was that hard: my 3rd vote won by a very small margin on my 4th favourite.
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: tebakutis on June 29, 2017, 07:50:40 PM
Voted! Like many others, that was a tough decision. I ended up going with the three stories that, for me, had the most enjoyable twist - however, I truly enjoyed them all. This was a great theme and it was awesome to see some new folks participating!
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on June 30, 2017, 08:18:17 AM
One day left to vote, and everything is still very open!

Come on!!! ;D
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 01, 2017, 09:59:06 AM
Congrats, Anonymous, on your (first?) win! :D

I liked your story, but others got my vote, namely: Gem Cutter, tebakutis and Jmack :)
And Nora, you lost a vote with me by a very thin whisker - I really enjoyed your story this month too!!!
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on July 01, 2017, 11:17:46 AM
Wow, hats a surprise Bea!! Who were the two crazy people who voted for me? I gotta thank you all because I really had to cut the life out of this story to fit the words and had no hope for it!

I voted for Teb, Jeff and Rukaio but it was indeed a very tough month. The general outline of the votes doesn't really surprise me. Everyone did pretty evenly well!
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on July 01, 2017, 12:56:31 PM
Congratulations on your win Anonymous, person of mystery. ;D

My votes went to tebakutis, Lightrunner and Yun Li,  but there were two others very close. 
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: The Gem Cutter on July 01, 2017, 12:57:59 PM
Congratulations Mr. / Ms. Anonymous. And thanks Bea :)
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on July 01, 2017, 01:45:27 PM
Congrats Anonymous!!!!
deeply relatable piece for all of us who write... and diet...
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: tebakutis on July 01, 2017, 07:34:24 PM
Wow, I'd congratulate Anonymous, but I don't know who they are! I'm glad some folks enjoyed my little story. :)

I enjoyed all the stories and it was really tough to pick my favorites, so my votes were based mainly on which ideas I found the most clever and memorable.

My votes went to Jeff Pryor (I just loved the idea of a "Hotel California" tavern where you sing until the audience kills you, then end up singing there forever), Lightrunner (the "earworm" idea was gross, but also brilliant, and the anima idea reminded me a bit of The Golden Compass) and Rukaio_Alter (his "music magic" was probably my favorite of the bunch). Rukaio, if you are developing a book in that universe, as you mentioned, make sure to let us know how it's going. I want to read it!
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan on July 01, 2017, 08:08:08 PM
Congrats, Anonymous!

(Damn, I can't remember who it was and with the anonymous mod gone I have no way to find out. I have a suspicion, thhough...)
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: Carter on July 02, 2017, 02:27:10 PM
Wow.  Thank you to all those who voted.  I was not expecting that at all.  As so often happens, it was a very strong month with some fantastic stories - Jmack, tebakutis and Nora got my votes but to be honest I could have had 5 votes to use and still struggled to narrow it down. 

I had my reasons for posting anonymously that I very briefly explained to xiagan.  However as a little background, this was the first story I've got to a point where I am even remotely happy for someone else, anyone else, to read in nearly 2 years, so even a single vote would have counted as an huge success.  So thank you again. 
Title: Re: [May 2017] - Music - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 02, 2017, 03:17:46 PM
Yay, really happy for you then, Carter :D

Big motivation, right? 8)