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Please vote

A Proud Son - Mr.J
1 (2.2%)
Winter Regrets - m3mnoch
2 (4.4%)
The Next Great Adventure - tebakutis
2 (4.4%)
Marked - Nora
5 (11.1%)
The Scourge - wakarimasen
1 (2.2%)
Leviathan - Jmack
1 (2.2%)
Cloud Eaters - Henry Dale
6 (13.3%)
The Magnificent Mythical Zoo (No Refunds) - Rukaio_Alter
9 (20%)
The Anonymous Hero - Elfy
4 (8.9%)
100 Seconds to Poison - night_wrtr
6 (13.3%)
Not As Empty As We Think - Poppa Fred
1 (2.2%)
Waste - ArcaneArtsVelho
4 (8.9%)
The Discovery - Raptori & Saurus
3 (6.7%)

Total Members Voted: 16

Voting closed: January 01, 2016, 06:56:25 PM

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Re: [Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2015, 03:07:16 PM »
Thank you Waka  :)

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Re: [Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2015, 03:29:08 PM »
Waka:

Response in spoilers for those who prefer not to see it before voting:
Spoiler for Hiden:
I really like the thought of dropping the whole first section.
The "after the flood" story is really the more interesting to me, and lots of ideas about the Leviathan had to be compressed down.

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Re: [Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2015, 03:33:56 PM »
Thanks Waka!
I can't complain with my critic. You're right on all your points, and the second Claws could easily have been changed for Talons if only I'd spotted it. Nice one.  :P
I'm glad you liked the world, since it was purely discovery writing, and the whole thing sort of burst to life by itself, so I struggle following my own ideas in places.

Xia I didn't know this was a malazan thread hehe
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Re: [Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2015, 04:33:07 PM »
cool!  echoing everyone else with a "thanks, waka!"

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Re: [Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2015, 05:15:50 PM »
Thanks Waka!
I can't complain with my critic. You're right on all your points, and the second Claws could easily have been changed for Talons if only I'd spotted it. Nice one.  :P
I'm glad you liked the world, since it was purely discovery writing, and the whole thing sort of burst to life by itself, so I struggle following my own ideas in places.

Xia I didn't know this was a malazan thread hehe
I don't think that Claws can be changed for Talons easily. Nor the other way round. ;)
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Re: [Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2015, 03:30:00 AM »
Thanks waka! Appreciate your crit greatly.


My thoughts:
Spoiler for Hiden:
Good job not using a name in the opening. In fact, unless I've overlooked, no name reference until the last sentence! +1

I enjoyed the beast spin on this. It went in a direction I wasn't expecting. The exchange with Abbathor was interesting, but I wanted it to be longer. That is my only real feedback I think. I know you said you were swamped in your entry, but it felt like only part of the story and not the whole peice.

The ending was cool when the Scourge is named and we have our beast. Fun twist on the topic.

So yeah, wish it were longer.

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Re: [Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2015, 01:19:50 PM »
Thanks Waka!  :)
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Re: [Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2015, 12:31:29 PM »
Only 4-5 days left to vote!

There was a glitch and I lost my mod powers to see, so I only know there are 31 votes so far (so not everyone used their 3 votes).
At the moment there's one story with 9 votes and the one in second place has got 5...
(funnily enough, the current top 3 are the ones I voted for hehe)
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Re: [Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2015, 10:08:07 PM »
We only have 11 voters so far.
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[Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2015, 11:23:12 PM »
ooh!  i forgot to say i voted.  other than that, the holiday is eating all my free time.

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Re: [Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2015, 05:19:29 AM »
Darn, that was so so hard to vote, another great month.  I had to kind of invent a criteria to narrow down further to just 3 from so many I wanted to vote for and have enjoyed. Mighty Beasts indeed and as I hadn't read all the WiP thread have just enjoyed that. At least having voted so late it's not long for the results.
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Re: [Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2015, 01:25:24 AM »
Not long left now!  :o
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Re: [Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2015, 10:13:20 AM »
Not long left now!  :o
Yep, voting finishes tomorrow at 7pm UK time.

Gap between first and second of 3 votes, but the second place is much tighter, with a bunch of stories with X and X+1 votes :)
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Re: [Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2016, 07:10:37 PM »
Congratulations, @Rukaio_Alter:)
Fun stuff as always.

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Re: [Nov 2015] - Mighty Beasts - Voting Thread
« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2016, 07:14:04 PM »
Congrats! You pretty much led from the beginning and nobody was ever able to catch up.
It's hard to beat your stories when you go full-on comedic.  :D
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