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May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« on: June 05, 2018, 06:45:08 PM »
It's time to vote on the May Writing Contest: "Magic and Technology"

Once again, we got 7 entries - thanks to all who participated.

Please read through all of the entries in the submission thread and place your votes for your two 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! :)



We are learning to live without polls, right?  ::)
So please send your votes via Personal Message to me and I will consolidate them all manually.
And don't worry, your secret is safe ;)

Here's the list of all stories:
  • First Contact -  The Gem Cutter
  • The Orchetype -  Jmack
  • Fallen City - bdcharles
  • So many worlds to conquer -  OnlyOneHighlander
  • Against The Lightning -  Alex Hormann
  • Exhumation - Carter
  • The Forbidden - Bradley Darewood

DEADLINE = 1 JULY
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 07:27:18 AM »
So, just got finished reading all those brilliant short stories. And there were two that really stood out to me (one in particular was a stunning read!). So I've cast my votes and good luck to all.

I realised too that I haven't posted much since I first signed up here, but have become something of a lurker as I've been growing as a writer.

I recently got into writing short stories, something I haven't done in years, and realised what a brilliant way to practice this section is. I've read back a few stories from previous months, and enjoyed what I read. Particular mention goes to Jmack's Monsoon Dragon, I loved that! (but then I'm a sucker for a gay love story, however brief).

I have my own story in the works for this month's Fire Theme and hope to have it up before long.
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 08:13:38 AM »
That's great, @Jake Baelish!

People who participate regularly will confirm that this is a great way for them to grow as writers - I'll let @JMack share his story :)
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2018, 03:48:06 PM »
Thank you very much! I'm sure it will  :)
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 12:23:31 AM »
I'm all voted!  I feel like we should get stickers...

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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2018, 08:17:35 AM »
Stickers to Jake B., D_Bates and Bradley ;D

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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 10:16:41 AM »
I like that sticker!! Only 3 of us voted? Looks like the turn out of an off-year US Congressional race

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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 01:14:46 PM »
I've been too busy to read anything, and when I have had the time I've been exhausted. I don't see myself submitting for Fire this month. Lot of things going on with me right now.
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2018, 02:11:59 PM »
Voted!
I prioritized adherence to the theme, strength of characterization, and prose.
Sticker, please!  ;D
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2018, 04:25:57 PM »
Oh what did I start? ::) ;D

Consider the post above for you too, it's too much faff to find a new one on my phone, hehe
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2018, 08:45:29 AM »
You made me laugh out loud for real!!! ;D ;D
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2018, 01:22:59 AM »
Voted! I was looking for ... just pure readability really; escapism, inventiveness, cool fun. The usual.
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2018, 10:33:21 AM »
Voted! That was a really strong theme. I detected some Iain M Banks, some Star Trek, some Twilight Zone and more. Well done everyone  :D :D
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Re: May 2018] - Magic and Technology - Voting Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2018, 10:40:19 AM »
Oooooh I need to read them - every time I receive a voting message I set a little reminder to self, but it vanishes quickly ::)
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