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The Monsters of the Forest - Henry Dale
5 (6.4%)
The Translator - tebakutis
12 (15.4%)
The Explanation is Simple - m3mnoch
4 (5.1%)
Done and Dusted - Lady_Ty
4 (5.1%)
Masks - JoeWalter
5 (6.4%)
The Street is Mine - Doctor_Chill
5 (6.4%)
The Binder's Apprentice - night_wrtr
0 (0%)
The High King - Jmack
7 (9%)
The Trial of Smoulder and Fox Cully - wakarimasen
2 (2.6%)
The Red Book - caitlin ann easter
0 (0%)
Politics and Bloodshed -  AlanBrenik
5 (6.4%)
Commander in Chief - Elfy
3 (3.8%)
Well, that Escalated Quickly - Rukaio_Alter
5 (6.4%)
The Turning Point - Raptori & Saurus
4 (5.1%)
Charming Charming - ClintACK
2 (2.6%)
The Red Ribbon Society - ArcaneArtsVelho
2 (2.6%)
A Quiet Drink - oldmanmitchell
9 (11.5%)
Postapolytics - Nora
4 (5.1%)

Total Members Voted: 21

Voting closed: October 31, 2015, 08:14:07 PM

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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2015, 01:20:10 PM »
thanks for the mini-crit, @wakarimasen!

since i already voted, i felt just peachy rolling through and reading them.  i actually do a similar thing when i read mine.  but, yeah, the crit thread is probably the place to post them.

on the contraction thing -- i'm totally with you in non-fiction or third person omniscient or something.  in close-person third, i like contractions because that's where you can give the character a lot of their voice.  how they think, what they focus on, their motives.  it *feels* like you're in their head.  it totally depends on the pov character i'm writing at the time.

Spoiler for people who already voted only!:
if you look back, the povs are actually two different voices.  the language i used with meach vs. chyt show two different personalities (at least, in my head they do!) so chyt's section is more colloquial and he uses contractions all over the place.  meach only has a couple in his speech.

so, yeah, it's an on-purpose-style thing.

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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2015, 06:44:42 PM »
Voted, with just 1.5 hours to spare this month.

And, ARGH, why just 4 votes?? I had 5 stories to vote for, and I had to make a very difficult decision :-\
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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2015, 06:49:31 PM »
It's time to vote on September's Writing Contest: Politics, Scheming and Intrigue!

Please read through all of the entries in the submission thread and place your votes for your four 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.


Because you said so!
According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #78 on: October 31, 2015, 06:51:25 PM »
 :P
It was a rhetorical question ;D

And shouldn't you be getting ready for your party? ;)
(what will you be dressed as?)
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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #79 on: October 31, 2015, 06:55:02 PM »
Yes just drinking a cup of tea first then  I'm off dressed as a demon convict escaped from hell,I'm not too happy with the mask it's too sinister but it was all there had left I wanted something a bit more friendly lol
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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #80 on: October 31, 2015, 07:00:42 PM »
You can always take it off after a while hehe

I spent the morning wearing Harry Potter's Sorting Hat ;D
(we all had to be 'dressed up' at the shop, it was that or a pink fluffy hairband with sparkly bats: no choice, really!)
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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #81 on: October 31, 2015, 07:19:11 PM »
Huh weird, I assumed voting would end tomorrow.
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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #82 on: October 31, 2015, 07:23:28 PM »
I had messed up and put midday today, then xiagan fixed it and it got to 8.15pm UK time today.
Sorry.
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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #83 on: October 31, 2015, 07:29:36 PM »
I had messed up and put midday today, then xiagan fixed it and it got to 8.15pm UK time today.
Sorry.
I have no preference as to what time it ends - it's all good to me! The last few times I remember them ending on the first of the following month, so I'd just assumed there was another day to wait. I prefer it this way!  :P
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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #84 on: October 31, 2015, 07:44:44 PM »
It can be only changed in changing the number of days. Should I add one more day so that we get all of Oct, 31 in all time zones for voting?
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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #85 on: October 31, 2015, 07:47:18 PM »
It can be only changed in changing the number of days. Should I add one more day so that we get all of Oct, 31 in all time zones for voting?
How many votes are there? And d'you reckon it's likely that extending the time available would mean more people voting?
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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #86 on: October 31, 2015, 08:18:37 PM »
I had messed up and put midday today, then xiagan fixed it and it got to 8.15pm UK time today.
Sorry.

What time is it in the UK right now?

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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #87 on: October 31, 2015, 08:19:51 PM »
Oops, too late... Wouldn't have changed something anyway. And 21 voters is pretty good. :)

Congratulations, @tebakutis! :)
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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #88 on: October 31, 2015, 08:23:06 PM »
Grats @tebakutis!
I had been stuck between voting for you or someone else, ended up chosing someone else over you, but as always, everyone was pretty impressive this month.... so grats @everyone!

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Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
« Reply #89 on: October 31, 2015, 08:23:27 PM »
I had messed up and put midday today, then xiagan fixed it and it got to 8.15pm UK time today.
Sorry.

What time is it in the UK right now?
It's a little past 8.15 PM because the results are in.  :)

Congratulations, @tebakutis!
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