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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2018, 04:34:32 PM »
Congrats @Bradley Darewood ! A well deserved win.

Since I voted for you I don't feel too bad about getting pasted this month  :P
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2018, 04:41:08 PM »
Well, @OnlyOneHighlander, you got my vote anyway.  8)
I also voted for @The Gem Cutter.
My challenge with Bradley’s story was only that I didn’t feel it fit the theme exactly. I’m still quite happy with it as the winner. A really nice story with great atmosphere.
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2018, 08:17:26 PM »
WOOWWWWWWWW!!!! I CANT BELIEVE I WON ONE!!!!! Yeah I am speechless... (but I was also asleep) I really didn't think I was ever going to win one of these.  I'm blown away.

Thanks for the votes and the congrats everyone!  I feel kinda bad that I won on one where I turned things in late tho... if only I had won on one of the times where I turned stuff in on time!

@JMack I think we had different impressions of the theme b/c I almost voted for yours (haha it's a pattern I vote for you in 99% of these) but I felt it was kinda off theme since it was about fantasy in a high-tech setting instead of technology in a fantasy setting. As usual, you had a fantastic voice, and I thought you did the best job of any of us pulling off a full arc in 1500 words. It was really a strong piece.

@The Gem Cutter  i voted for yours and @Carter 's they were both great pieces! I was really torn b/c I also really liked @OnlyOneHighlander 's piece and I couldn't decide which to vote for-- I wanted 3 votes (and maybe a 4th to give to Jmack).

Anyway @ScarletBea are we still doing the thing where the winner opens a critique thread for @D_Bates (and others) to throw some critiques on? (I mention you b/c I honestly don't think we could pull off a critique thread on our won without you, man)

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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2018, 09:12:03 PM »
Congrats, Bradley! I figured out Natoh quite early but Lah... if it isn't L.A. I have no idea what it could be.
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2018, 09:19:49 PM »
Anyway @ScarletBea are we still doing the thing where the winner opens a critique thread for @D_Bates (and others) to throw some critiques on? (I mention you b/c I honestly don't think we could pull off a critique thread on our won without you, man)
You can do it, yes :)
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2018, 02:03:16 AM »
WOO! Congrats, @Bradley Darewood !

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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2018, 04:58:19 AM »
So when I read the theme, I immediately had two reactions. The first was "Gandalf vs. The Empire" - who'd win?The second was a high-handed scoff AS IF Sci-Fi stuff could EVER overcome Fantasy!
But many others seemed confused by the theme and I couldn't see why. So do tell...
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Re: Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2018, 12:30:27 AM »
So when I read the theme, I immediately had two reactions. The first was "Gandalf vs. The Empire" - who'd win?The second was a high-handed scoff AS IF Sci-Fi stuff could EVER overcome Fantasy!
But many others seemed confused by the theme and I couldn't see why. So do tell...

I think the issue I had was that I couldn't see a means of doing an alien invasion in 1500 words, so I veered towards the technology and fantasy living side by side. And in my mind, technology and magic do very much the same thing, outside of one coming from the will and the other coming from a device, so I couldn't see a way of incorporating them into the same world where it wouldn't feel like they were the same thing, just one is done with a wave of the hand and the other with the press of a button.

In any case, I've been pretty engrossed in my own stuff as of late so I'm missing entries. I did have a concept for this month surrounding wizards casting a portal to summon forth the worst creation in all the universe, because their capital's shield is about to break due to a swam metallic bugs they've been using as slave labour have gone rogue and are about to annihilate them. The twist being that the thing that comes through the portal is those very bugs. But meh.

I'd also had ambitions of following on with April's Auskbert story in the same serial vein as your clockwork keep pieces, but the magic and technology theme shot that in the foot even before the initial entry was completely rejected by everyone :p.
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2018, 08:06:19 AM »
Note: I moved @D_Bates' feedback posts to the Critique thread (yes, there was one ;D)
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