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The Raid
1 (1%)
The Bridge Battle
4 (3.9%)
Where there's a will
13 (12.7%)
The Soulspeaker
8 (7.8%)
Blink
9 (8.8%)
Hoy Girl
4 (3.9%)
Weincawnathun
8 (7.8%)
The Grinning Man
1 (1%)
Fashion Monsters
3 (2.9%)
DRIN
2 (2%)
Harry
9 (8.8%)
A Song for the Dead
1 (1%)
The Unidentified Corpse of Stony River, 1922
1 (1%)
Navigator
6 (5.9%)
Hidden Beauty
3 (2.9%)
Cú Sith
4 (3.9%)
Job Gone Wrong
1 (1%)
Memories
6 (5.9%)
Is it Really Graverobbing if it's for Science?
11 (10.8%)
Some Called It Freedom
5 (4.9%)
Pit of Forgiveness
1 (1%)
Affinity
1 (1%)

Total Members Voted: 24

Voting closed: December 01, 2016, 11:30:55 AM

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #150 on: November 15, 2016, 12:13:34 PM »
Wow, we're terrible at this  ::)

13 stories with right guesses. Also 13 attributed to someone, and only 4 or 5 are correct. Of those 13, there's one author with 3 attributions (Gem_Cutter) and two others with 2 (Jmack and Nora).

So taking out two from Gem and one from Jmack and Nora, there's just 9 unique authors out of 22 with attributions: Tebakutis, Rukaio_Alter, Gem_Cutter, Wakarimasen, Jmack, SugoiMe, Mr.J, Nora and Lady_Ty.
Among them, only 4 or 5 are correctly attributed. And the other 8 or 9 with a right guess are not attributed to anyone.

Considering the overwhelming amount of guesses for Tebakutis, Rukaio_Alter, Gem_Cutter and Mr.J, they most likely are the 4 correct guesses.
If there are 5, then there's one more between Wakarimasen, SugoiMe, Lady_Ty and one of the two stories on Jmack and Nora.

Since Xiagan's last update, there were 9 correct guesses, and from memory (I have a pretty good memory, but I should have taken screenshots. M3mnoch should obviously notify us  ::)), this were the new inclusions, in which 4 are correct:

Is it Really Graverobbing if it's for Science?: ArcaneArtsVelho and Jmack.
Navigator: Nora
The Bridge Battle: Tebakutis
Weincawnathun: Rukaio_Alter and Jmack
Where there's a will: Alex Hormann
Cú Sith: m3mnoch
The Raid: Bradley Darewood
Job Gone Wrong: night_wrtr and Bradley Darewood
Hoy Girl: Osahon
Hidden Beauty: Christallynnfairy
Harry: Jmack
Some Called It Freedom: Peat
Fashion Monsters: Gem_Cutter
The Soulspeaker: Lanko
The Grinning Man: Elfy
DRIN: Hedin appears as the latest entrance, but I'm 90% sure the new one here is Lordoftheword
The Unidentified Corpse of Stony River, 1922: NightWrite
A Song for the Dead: Lordoftheword
Pit of Forgiveness: Mr.J
Blink: Saraband
Affinity: shadowkat678 and Eclipse
Memories: Raptori, TOMunro and ScarletBea

4 of the new guesses above are correct. Now, which ones are they?  ::)
« Last Edit: November 15, 2016, 12:34:23 PM by Lanko »
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #151 on: November 15, 2016, 01:16:14 PM »
Considering the overwhelming amount of guesses for Tebakutis, Rukaio_Alter, Gem_Cutter and Mr.J, they most likely are the 4 correct guesses.

Nahhh, I'm pretty sure you all's guess for the Gem Cutter is wrong and mine is right... :)

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #152 on: November 15, 2016, 01:23:35 PM »
Considering the overwhelming amount of guesses for Tebakutis, Rukaio_Alter, Gem_Cutter and Mr.J, they most likely are the 4 correct guesses.

Nahhh, I'm pretty sure you all's guess for the Gem Cutter is wrong and mine is right... :)

Well, that was quite a giveaway! Remember there are 3 stories (Bridge Battle and both poems) attributed to him, and he only appears there... except for the lonely guess at Fashion Monsters. So that's yours!  ;D
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #153 on: November 15, 2016, 02:00:04 PM »
Mmmh... I'm less and less convinced by this guessing/anonymous thing.

You can definitely discount the one associated to my name, since it goes with the one story I criticised ahead of time (saying that while very well written and catchy, the plot is the sci-fi version of the film Gravity. Might be accidental, but I found that unfortunate).
I think Jmack writing Harry sounds definitely more likely to be correct. Features young people, is a bit dark yet finishes on a hopeful twist. Way more likely than being mine.
Peat's associated story also sounds pretty plausible to me, but I'm none too sure.


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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #154 on: November 15, 2016, 02:04:52 PM »
Nice try, @Lanko. ;)

Sixteen voters so far, btw.
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #155 on: November 15, 2016, 03:05:46 PM »
It's definitely cool to see some wonderful works attributed to my name. But you're all wrong! muahahahaa  ::)

I think many of you may be surprised! I was very happy with my first ever entry into this F-F Monthly Writing Contest, but I don't think I'll win. There are a few front-runners for me, and I'll have to use my single vote veeery carefully. (I've already voted, but it's just a placeholder until I finish the rest of the stories.) I'm really enjoying this!

I think once everyone gets used to my writing it'll be pretty obvious which story is mine (if we continue with this anonymous theme). I have a fairly consistent voice ... unless I'm hopped up on whiskey. Then things either get super sexy or characters start losing their heads  :'(
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #156 on: November 15, 2016, 03:39:13 PM »
Sixteen voters so far, btw.
How does the breakdown of votes compare to the number of guesses for each story?

This is great, definitely should be done regularly, if not permanently!
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #157 on: November 15, 2016, 03:48:52 PM »
Finally read through them all and voted. A lot of strong entries this month. Also a great variety of styles.
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #158 on: November 15, 2016, 05:03:42 PM »
How does the breakdown of votes compare to the number of guesses for each story?

this is something on my list to look at after the voting is done.  i suspect there's not really that much of a correlation, but it might be fun to look at things like "votes vs. number of unique guesses" as well as "votes vs. number of correct guesses" and the like.

tho, honestly, like the general vote distribution, the small sample size of voters/guessers will make the data really, really noisy.

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #159 on: November 15, 2016, 05:20:03 PM »
I see someone is having fun by  putting my name down for a story, you need to take this more seriously  ;D

Do you think @SJBudd  might have posted this month?
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #160 on: November 15, 2016, 05:38:30 PM »
on the bright side, i have a 10-hour plane ride today.

on my todo list:
- cobble together my stylometry r code and see if it can apply any interesting insight to the anonymous authors
- work on my 1750 poem.
- start on the warded man by peter v. brett.

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #161 on: November 15, 2016, 06:08:21 PM »
The Contest Detective is back. Let's make a concentrated post on the information we have to solve this case.

- The author of Memories is not a first timer.

- There are three first timers, and they are: shadowkat678, Lordoftheword and Crystallynnfairy.

- Two or three with a second submission: Captain of the Guard, Osahon and Bradley Darewood.

- Of the 16 remaining author spots, we have 9 with pretty much confirmed presence throughout discussions: m3mnoch, Jmack, night_wrtr, Nightwrite, Gem_Cutter, tebakutis, Alex Hormann, Mr.J and Rukaio_Alter.

- That leaves 7 author spots and we have exactly 7 people who commented or insinuated participation throughout the threads, but have Unconfirmed Status: Nora, Almighty Zael, Saraband, Wakarimasen, SugoiMe, Raptori and Elfy. However, there are some likes by TOMunro on some posts, he might be an old timer silent lurker! And Lady_Ty also has entered contests in the past!

- Yes, Lanko is NOT in this contest  :'(
He said that previously, but people still attributed to him five different stories. While honored to be attributed some very good stories, he is also sad that his word is held in such low regard  ::)

- Random observations:
- shadowkat678 suggested her story might feature a corpse being controlled like a marionette.
- Nightwrite might have a light/comical entry.
- Jmack said his idea was initially inspired by a previous story written by Nora.
- Elfy asked if he could write a Frankenstein-like story. Xiagan replied a no, but who knows!
- Nora claims she is not the author of Harry and Navigator.
- Lordoftheword claims he is not the author of DRIN, A Song for the Dead and Cú Sith.
- Cú Sith is a Scottish mythological hound.
- Gem_Cutter previously wrote only poems to work on his prose skills. Could he have changed his mind? Some people think he did!

Current guess breakdown by author:

1) 10 guesses - Gem_Cutter
2) 09 guesses - Jmack
3) 08 guesses - Tebakutis, Nora
4) 07 guesses - Rukaio_Alter
5) 06 guesses- SugoiMe, BradleyDarewood, night_wrtr, m3mnoch
6) 05 guesses - Lanko, Mr.J
7) 04 guesses - ArcaneArtsVelho, Wakarimasen, Alex Hormann, NightWrite
8 ) 03 guesses- Raptori, Osahon, Elfy, Lordoftheword
9) 02 guesses - Saraband, shadowkat678, Crystallynnfairy, Lady_Ty
10)01 guess - Almighty Zael, Captain of the Guard, WarbossTae, Hedin, Henry Dale, Peat, TOMunro

Considering the guesses for Rukaio_Alter, Gem_Cutter, Tebakutis and Mr.J are correct, Lanko's admission he is not participating, Nora's and Lordoftheword claims, we can eliminate new entries since the last update from Xiagan and have 4 correct guesses:

Weincawnathun: Jmack
Where there's a will: Alex Hormann
Cú Sith: m3mnoch
The Raid: Bradley Darewood
Hoy Girl: Osahon
Hidden Beauty: Crystallynnfairy
Harry: Jmack
Some Called It Freedom: Peat
The Grinning Man: Elfy
The Unidentified Corpse of Stony River, 1922: NightWrite
Blink: Saraband
Affinity: shadowkat678
Memories: Raptori and TOMunro

4 out of these 14 guesses are correct.

Previously there were 29 guesses, now reduced to 14, more than half! And if you are a writer and one of those is your story, then it goes down to 4 guesses out of 13. Maybe less if you are confident on thinking "That's definitely not the style of that person!"
« Last Edit: November 15, 2016, 06:39:55 PM by Lanko »
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #162 on: November 15, 2016, 06:21:20 PM »
I know, I know, we wanted to try the Anonymous thing for an entirely different reason. But I would say the *guessing* has, even so, become my favorite "happy accident" of this whole experiment. I mean, Lanko just made a giant post on it! :)

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #163 on: November 15, 2016, 06:25:23 PM »
Nothing like a boring holiday like Proclamation of Republic falling on a heavy rainy day  ::)
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #164 on: November 15, 2016, 06:36:32 PM »
I've only read 10, I can't join in the game yet :'(
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