December 08, 2019, 11:24:22 PM

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Please vote

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 #210 on: November 27, 2016, 04:42:18 PM »
@LightRunner , @Captain of the Guard and @Alex Hormann said they were in.

If anyone still want to throw more guesses, specially for the newbies and need some material:

- Lightrunner, Captain of the Guard, Osahon have posted stories in the previous contest.
- @shadowkat678  have a few stories on the Work to be Critiqued thread.
- @Lordoftheword has already submitted on 1750 and you can download the excerpt for his book Librarian Gladiator (medieval-like Hunger Games with only 4 people - but whoever gets killed first has the entire bloodline wiped out - it's actually pretty interesting).
- If @TOMunro is in, he has posted previously, also has books out there...
- Only one we really don't have anything is @Crystallynnfairy.
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #211 on: November 27, 2016, 06:11:34 PM »
Not sure if you noticed, but voting ends this Thursday around 11am UK time!

So basically there are 3 days left! And 22 stories! That's a lot of stories ;D
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #212 on: November 27, 2016, 07:29:49 PM »
@LightRunner , @Captain of the Guard and @Alex Hormann said they were in.

If anyone still want to throw more guesses, specially for the newbies and need some material:

- Lightrunner, Captain of the Guard, Osahon have posted stories in the previous contest.
- @shadowkat678  have a few stories on the Work to be Critiqued thread.
- @Lordoftheword has already submitted on 1750 and you can download the excerpt for his book Librarian Gladiator (medieval-like Hunger Games with only 4 people - but whoever gets killed first has the entire bloodline wiped out - it's actually pretty interesting).
- If @TOMunro is in, he has posted previously, also has books out there...
- Only one we really don't have anything is @Crystallynnfairy.

Thanks for the plug Lanko :) my excerpt is a little deceiving, but yes it does come off as a little Hunger Games-ish. Truth be told, Tournament of Hearts diverts very quickly from the initial choosing of the four and the plot thickens quite dramatically. Currently working on Book 2 actually, and its slowly eating my soul. I think I need a break...

And no one has guessed my story correctly thus far, but I'm honoured to see that some fantastic writers have been attributed to my work. Makes me feel all warm and squishy inside  ;D

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #213 on: November 28, 2016, 04:00:30 AM »
@Lanko I posted my 1750 story entry so now there is a writing sample available.

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #214 on: November 28, 2016, 02:07:10 PM »
So far I got a guess for three stories. Hidden Beauty, The Unidentified corpse, and Affinity. Just a few more days and we'll see who, if anyone, is right.  8)
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #215 on: November 28, 2016, 03:23:23 PM »
Oh, also, like Crystal, I also have a writing sample available. It's a lot darker than the other stuff I've put up, so it might help more with guesses. I don't know. Maybe. I don't even know how far back my other junk is in the critique thread. Eh. Thought it would be a good idea to put it up before voting closes, but I forgot to tell people. Got the idea Lanko was talking about material for first timers.

It's a fanfic, which I think is alright. It falls under the fantasy category since it's a Harry Potter extension. Pretty angsty, and darker than other stuff I put up, which might help with guesses? About 2k words. Also in 2nd pov as an experiment, which could throw you off. But better than nothing? Right?

(Also, shamelessly asking for feedback if you do head over. You could help us both out. You all AND me.  ;) )
« Last Edit: November 28, 2016, 05:06:11 PM by shadowkat678 »
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #216 on: November 28, 2016, 06:14:02 PM »


This was a really interesting collection of stories, and there were certainly more than five I found entertaining. To cull it down, I had to be strict on the rules, which meant not voting for several stories I enjoyed overall because they didn't quite fit the guidelines. However, that did let me narrow my votes to five!

Of my five stories, there were two that stood head and shoulders above the rest, but I loved that we had such strong participation and variety. I'm also going to add a few guesses to m3mnoch's list ... there's one story where I'm 100% confident I know the author (so if I'm wrong, I'll be shocked) and several others where I'm close.

I'm looking forward to finding out who wrote what ... at least, from those who choose to reveal themselves.

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #217 on: November 28, 2016, 06:29:02 PM »
Just added my story guesses and checked the result, and I'm flattered to see I've been named as the possible author of FIVE different stories! Heh. Seeing people's guesses is cool, though I'm guessing the "by X" at the edge is just the current favorite guess (based the number of votes) and not a fact?

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #218 on: November 28, 2016, 08:11:01 PM »
I'm guessing the "by X" at the edge is just the current favorite guess (based the number of votes) and not a fact?
It's the name with the majority of guesses - it also took me a while to get, hehe


2 votes currently separate first and second, and then it's 1 vote inbetween for the next bunch of 4 or 5, so anything can still change!!!
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #219 on: November 28, 2016, 08:40:08 PM »
I'm guessing the "by X" at the edge is just the current favorite guess (based the number of votes) and not a fact?
It's the name with the majority of guesses - it also took me a while to get, hehe

yup.  whichever name gets the plurality of guesses gets tagged as the author.


2 votes currently separate first and second, and then it's 1 vote inbetween for the next bunch of 4 or 5, so anything can still change!!!
Your vote matters ;D

you guys should vote for my story!  but, you'll have to guess which one it is because i'm not telling!

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #220 on: November 28, 2016, 09:01:49 PM »
I received even more guesses and another story majority...

You guys are really bad at this game   ::)

Why nobody believes me  :'(
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #221 on: November 28, 2016, 11:53:38 PM »
Can't wait  for all the results, this has seemed to stretch out so long because we began speculating as they were written, not just waiting to vote. Thanks again to everyone for so many top stories. Because of the name game I actually read most of them about three times and most of my guesses are probably still wrong. There was a huge hint lately and now I'm certain one of my guesses is way out but because I'd decided otherwise haven't changed it.
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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #222 on: November 29, 2016, 01:12:05 AM »
Did anyone purposfully change their writing style to throw us off? Because that would be crazy.

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #223 on: November 29, 2016, 01:14:37 AM »
I received even more guesses and another story majority...

You guys are really bad at this game   ::)

Why nobody believes me  :'(

Of course we dontbelieve you.

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Re: [Oct 2016] - Corpses - Voting Thread
« Reply #224 on: November 29, 2016, 01:15:55 AM »
Did anyone purposfully change their writing style to throw us off? Because that would be crazy.

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