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Title: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 01, 2015, 09:14:07 PM
It's time to vote on September's Writing Contest: Politics, Scheming and Intrigue!

We got 18 entries this month!

Thanks to all of you for participating! It's really great to see the resonance of our contests. :)

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.

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! :)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: AlanBrenik on October 02, 2015, 02:27:23 PM
My votes are in! I've really enjoyed reading through all the entries this month, and it's been great how many different approaches there have been to the theme :)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: tebakutis on October 02, 2015, 04:03:30 PM
Voted. Another difficult choice. So many good stories to choose from!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: night_wrtr on October 02, 2015, 07:34:56 PM
Voted! Great work everyone. Hard choices!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 02, 2015, 09:36:37 PM
Wow, you read really quickly!!!
Or have you been reading as they get posted? I always wait until the thread is closed, because the writer might still go and change something in their story.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: night_wrtr on October 03, 2015, 12:43:42 AM
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Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: tebakutis on October 03, 2015, 04:04:22 AM
I generally read stories as they're posted. Is it common for people to change them late in the game?
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on October 03, 2015, 04:57:12 AM
I generally read stories as they're posted. Is it common for people to change them late in the game?
Yeah, fairly common. Most of the time for us it's just editing out any errors that we spot, but we've changed more important things a couple of times iirc.  :-\
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 03, 2015, 05:03:13 AM
I generally read stories as they're posted. Is it common for people to change them late in the game?

Yeah, I usually read the first half as they're introduced, around up to when mine is posted. (Mine's always usually around the middle for some strange reason.)

As it says, I changed mine like a day or two later, but I do know some people tweak there's as time goes by. That's why I wait till the voting thread goes up to really get a sense of which one I want to vote for.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: AlanBrenik on October 03, 2015, 09:43:37 AM
Wow, you read really quickly!!!
Or have you been reading as they get posted? I always wait until the thread is closed, because the writer might still go and change something in their story.

I read as they were posted, then had a binge read of them all just before voting. I'm glad I did too, as it made me change my original top four slightly.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 03, 2015, 09:30:09 PM
Ooops I've just noticed that this time I set the vote to end at 8pm UK time on the 31st, which means middle of the day for our US mates - then again, in the afternoon/evening of the 31st you'll all be out trick or treating, so you wouldn't be voting then anyway, right? ;)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan on October 03, 2015, 09:48:23 PM
Ooops I've just noticed that this time I set the vote to end at 8pm UK time on the 31st, which means middle of the day for our US mates - then again, in the afternoon/evening of the 31st you'll all be out trick or treating, so you wouldn't be voting then anyway, right? ;)
Let's just make it a day longer. :)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ClintACK on October 03, 2015, 10:02:49 PM
As long as we get some warning, thirty days was enough to read and vote in September, it can be enough to read and vote in October too.

Perhaps a bonus Halloween contest?  Twenty-four hours from the announcement of the topic to the closing of entries?
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 03, 2015, 10:05:39 PM
Ooops I've just noticed that this time I set the vote to end at 8pm UK time on the 31st, which means middle of the day for our US mates - then again, in the afternoon/evening of the 31st you'll all be out trick or treating, so you wouldn't be voting then anyway, right? ;)
Let's just make it a day longer. :)
I can't change it - if I click 'edit poll' it just lets me change the voting list :( can you change the day?
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on October 04, 2015, 01:30:23 AM
I finally got around to re-read my own story this month. It's horrible how butchered it is!  ::)
I'll start reading the others and get the voting out of the way.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Eclipse on October 08, 2015, 08:48:52 PM
Voted,that was quite hard to pick four everyone did a great job here
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on October 10, 2015, 07:20:08 AM
I read these as they came in and then read them all again this afternoon. One stood out for me but there were so many more that were deserving of the last three votes and I hated having to make final choices. Thank you that was another great month's writing and you are all most twisted, bloodthirsty, malignant and manipulative.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 16, 2015, 06:02:20 PM
I need to start reading...

Not many votes, still quite evenly spread. A chance for everyone :D
Come vote!!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan on October 16, 2015, 06:07:40 PM
I need to start reading...

Not many votes, still quite evenly spread. A chance for everyone :D
Come vote!!

8 votes so far, keep them coming! :)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Mr.J on October 16, 2015, 06:19:04 PM
First time voting.  ;D

I did write one for this but it was over word limit and I didn't think it was anything that special.

But yea interesting mix there in a tricky theme, especially the fantasy names...

Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Eclipse on October 16, 2015, 06:26:14 PM
There should at least be 18 votes with 18 entries  ;)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on October 16, 2015, 06:39:42 PM
There should at least be 18 votes with 18 entries  ;)

this month, i've sworn to write a script that sucks them all down and dumps it to a .epub before i read and vote for any of them.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on October 16, 2015, 07:15:41 PM
There should at least be 18 votes with 18 entries  ;)

this month, i've sworn to write a script that sucks them all down and dumps it to a .epub before i read and vote for any of them.

and then make the epub available for download by others... yes... that's a great idea you had  ;D
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on October 16, 2015, 08:22:40 PM
There should at least be 18 votes with 18 entries  ;)

this month, i've sworn to write a script that sucks them all down and dumps it to a .epub before i read and vote for any of them.

and then make the epub available for download by others... yes... that's a great idea you had  ;D

deal!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on October 16, 2015, 08:33:48 PM
I was actually thinking a while ago that it'd be cool to collect all the stories from each year and put them together into an ebook, then realised that I actually can't think of a reason that would be useful...  :o


Anyway, if m3mnoch has a monthly ebook version covered, who's up for narrating a monthly audiobook version?  :P
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on October 16, 2015, 08:35:49 PM
I was actually thinking a while ago that it'd be cool to collect all the stories from each year and put them together into an ebook, then realised that I actually can't think of a reason that would be useful...  :o


Anyway, if m3mnoch has a monthly ebook version covered, who's up for narrating a monthly audiobook version?  :P

oooh.  i would like that even more!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 16, 2015, 09:16:23 PM
I was actually thinking a while ago that it'd be cool to collect all the stories from each year and put them together into an ebook, then realised that I actually can't think of a reason that would be useful...  :o


Anyway, if m3mnoch has a monthly ebook version covered, who's up for narrating a monthly audiobook version?  :P

oooh.  i would like that even more!

Narration sounds fun.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on October 16, 2015, 11:59:29 PM
In my dreams of spare time, I'd totally be the reader.
In my dreams.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on October 17, 2015, 01:39:10 AM
uh oh...  guess who's getting closer!

Code: [Select]
?  ebook-compilation git:(master) ? python contest-grabber.py http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/\(sep-2015\)-politics-scheming-and-intrigue/\(sep-2015\)-politics-scheming-and-intrigue-submission-thread/
**********
**********
START FETCH
**********

1) Henry Dale
2) tebakutis
3) m3mnoch
4) Lady_Ty
5) JoeWalter
6) Doctor_Chill
7) night_wrtr
8) Jmack
9) wakarimasen
10) caitlin ann easter
11) AlanBrenik
12) Elfy
13) Rukaio_Alter
14) Raptori
15) ArcaneArtsVelho
16) oldmanmitchell
17) Nora
18) xiagan

**********
END FETCH

i'll export two versions -- one with author names only at the beginning, one with them throughout.


edit:  stupid utf-8...
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on October 17, 2015, 09:55:16 AM
That might be the first time I have seen the code tags being used on this forum in the ten-ish months I've been here.  :)


Really need to start reading...
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Eclipse on October 17, 2015, 01:15:20 PM
That might be the first time I have seen the code tags being used on this forum in the ten-ish months I've been here.  :)

Ten months? It feels longer ...in a good way
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on October 17, 2015, 02:15:14 PM
That might be the first time I have seen the code tags being used on this forum in the ten-ish months I've been here.  :)

Ten months? It feels longer ...in a good way
Thanks!  ;D

Actually, I've been here even less (like eight and a half months) because I registered on the last day of January and this month is obviously not over yet. But who's counting?  ::)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on October 17, 2015, 04:28:02 PM
kk.  got the ebooks compiled.  i've got to run off to watch my kid dominate his soccer game.

there's one with author names:
http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/politics-scheming-and-intrigue-show.epub

one without:
http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/politics-scheming-and-intrigue-hide.epub

lemme know what you guys think.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on October 17, 2015, 08:21:47 PM
kk.  got the ebooks compiled.  i've got to run off to watch my kid dominate his soccer game.

there's one with author names:
http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/politics-scheming-and-intrigue-show.epub (http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/politics-scheming-and-intrigue-show.epub)

one without:
http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/politics-scheming-and-intrigue-hide.epub (http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/politics-scheming-and-intrigue-hide.epub)

lemme know what you guys think.
It stripped out some of the formatting (on ours at least), and you didn't program it to replace "Raptori" with "Raptori & Saurus". I are disappoint.  >:(

Other than that, looks good.  :P
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan on October 17, 2015, 09:00:03 PM
It stripped out some of the formatting (on ours at least), and you didn't program it to replace "Raptori" with "Raptori & Saurus". I are disappoint.  >:(
How should he know?

Good job, dude! :)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on October 17, 2015, 09:37:23 PM
It stripped out some of the formatting (on ours at least), and you didn't program it to replace "Raptori" with "Raptori & Saurus". I are disappoint.  >:(

Other than that, looks good.  :P

what?!  that's totally unacceptable!

files fixed and updated!


It stripped out some of the formatting (on ours at least), and you didn't program it to replace "Raptori" with "Raptori & Saurus". I are disappoint.  >:(
How should he know?

Good job, dude! :)

heh.  i knew he was being funny.

but, thanks!

i also added more context for the contest.  a link to the forum.  lots of "fantasy faction" everywhere -- you know, just in case this thing trickles out.  if there are more copyright-style things you or marc want me to put in there, i'm happy to do it.

i'm about to point my script at the space opera forum to see what happens.  heh.

Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 17, 2015, 09:53:15 PM
How do we open the file?
I think it needs a special program
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on October 17, 2015, 09:54:43 PM
It stripped out some of the formatting (on ours at least), and you didn't program it to replace "Raptori" with "Raptori & Saurus". I are disappoint.  >:(

Other than that, looks good.  :P

what?!  that's totally unacceptable!

files fixed and updated!
Haha awesome! Very cool stuff. I think I'll be using these!  :D

How do we open the file?
I think it needs a special program
It's a normal epub file, most ebook readers can open them. I even have a firefox plugin that works as an ebook reader, and they work in that.  :)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on October 17, 2015, 10:45:20 PM
How do we open the file?
I think it needs a special program
It's a normal epub file, most ebook readers can open them. I even have a firefox plugin that works as an ebook reader, and they work in that.  :)

yup.  tho, if it's easier, i can push up pdfs too.  it all just grinds through my script and spits out.

speaking of, i also ran flash fiction and space opera through it.  i needed to harden the script against rogue exclamation points in urls, random title formatting, and the different ways the voting results are dropped in.  mostly, tho, it "just worked".

flash fiction:
http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/flash-fiction-show.epub

space opera:
http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/space-opera-show.epub

going forward, all i need to do type "./build-ff-book.sh <submission thread url>" and about 20 seconds later, they magically appear on my server.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on October 17, 2015, 10:52:31 PM
ha!  i'm having fun now.  i pointed it at multi-pov and fairytales.  i guess i need to handle wide images better.

http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/fairytales-it-is-show.epub
http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/multiple-povs-show.epub

alright.  for real.  i'll quit for right now.  i have to go get a haircut anyway.  now, tho, i'll have something to read!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on October 17, 2015, 11:34:26 PM
I don't have an e=book reader on my laptop , please could you recommend which I should download so I can see what m3mnoch has been creating? Best and easiest to use, doesn't have to be free. Please note I am not techie but can download and install etc but not juggle things like you guys. ;)

Windows 10 compatible
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on October 18, 2015, 12:17:12 AM
That would be a pdf file, @Lady_Ty (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31869)! I would convert the file for you, but sadly I'm on my new computer, I haven't installed the proper software to do that yet, and I'm working pretty soon.  :o
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on October 18, 2015, 12:31:00 AM
@m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419): incredible.
What a very, very cool thing.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on October 18, 2015, 12:46:00 AM
I don't have an e=book reader on my laptop , please could you recommend which I should download so I can see what m3mnoch has been creating? Best and easiest to use, doesn't have to be free. Please note I am not techie but can download and install etc but not juggle things like you guys. ;)

Windows 10 compatible

you've got a few options.

you can send it to your kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle

or, you can download an application and read it on your computer (most of those should work on windows 10):
http://beebom.com/2015/01/best-epub-reader-for-windows

or, you can pull a raptori and read it in your browser:
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/read-epub-ebooks-on-firefox-chrome/

i'm on a mac, so i can read it in ibooks.


That would be a pdf file, @Lady_Ty (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31869)! I would convert the file for you, but sadly I'm on my new computer, I haven't installed the proper software to do that yet, and I'm working pretty soon.  :o

personally, reading pdfs annoys me.  it's very nature (print layouts) means the text and layout doesn't flow based on when and where you're reading it.  epubs re-flow depending on your font/screen size/screen orientation preferences -- it's much cooler for books.


@m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419): incredible.
What a very, very cool thing.

thanks, man!  lazy programmers are lazy.  so, we spend hours upon hours scripting something that only takes a couple minutes to do manually.  that's how we roll.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on October 18, 2015, 12:57:26 AM
Thanks to all for the help, greatly appreciated. Will play around today with various options. Agree, Nora, I do have trouble reading pdf but will see what results I get with all the suggestions.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on October 18, 2015, 01:09:11 AM
That would be a pdf file, @Lady_Ty (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31869)! I would convert the file for you, but sadly I'm on my new computer, I haven't installed the proper software to do that yet, and I'm working pretty soon.  :o

personally, reading pdfs annoys me.  it's very nature (print layouts) means the text and layout doesn't flow based on when and where you're reading it.  epubs re-flow depending on your font/screen size/screen orientation preferences -- it's much cooler for books.


I guess I can understand... I read a lot of pdf, I'm not fussed, especially if I'm the one creating them, but in this present case it'd also be a simple solution, given that we're not talking about a book, but a small collection of short stories, some 30min reading time. It's a solution among others.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on October 18, 2015, 02:31:32 AM
That would be a pdf file, @Lady_Ty (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31869)! I would convert the file for you, but sadly I'm on my new computer, I haven't installed the proper software to do that yet, and I'm working pretty soon.  :o

personally, reading pdfs annoys me.  it's very nature (print layouts) means the text and layout doesn't flow based on when and where you're reading it.  epubs re-flow depending on your font/screen size/screen orientation preferences -- it's much cooler for books.


I guess I can understand... I read a lot of pdf, I'm not fussed, especially if I'm the one creating them, but in this present case it'd also be a simple solution, given that we're not talking about a book, but a small collection of short stories, some 30min reading time. It's a solution among others.

word.  tomato/tomato.

hmmm...  i guess that makes a bunch more sense spoken out loud.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 18, 2015, 10:56:54 AM
lazy programmers are lazy.  so, we spend hours upon hours scripting something that only takes a couple minutes to do manually.  that's how we roll.
;D
That sounds a lot like a colleague of mine who creates macros for anything he needs to do in Excel, then spends most of his time fixing the errors, while I do manual stuff much quicker ;)
Although to be honest, it's mostly other people who then use his files, so he's trying to makes things easier for them (but I bet that if they were manual, not only would the people be able to actually understand what they're doing, but also would make them much more self-reliant, hehe)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ClintACK on October 20, 2015, 08:51:29 PM
Dang it, all that awesome work and I can't even give @m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419) a like for it!?!

We need likes in the Monthly Contest threads.

 :P
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: night_wrtr on October 20, 2015, 09:20:08 PM
Dang it, all that awesome work and I can't even give @m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419) a like for it!?!

We need likes in the Monthly Contest threads.

 :P

I just *liked* this post.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 24, 2015, 11:48:00 AM
One week to vote!!

Go read and VOTE! :D

(including myself ;) )
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on October 24, 2015, 02:37:25 PM
i've been reading this past week.  (yay ebook!)  finished yesterday.  (it's 6:30am here)  gonna try and vote this morning before we have to hustle off to my son's baseball tournament.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on October 24, 2015, 03:15:45 PM
doh!  going through the voting, i realized i hadn't read clint's story.  turns out, i had a 'skip the first story on all pages, not just the first page' bug in the ebook compilation.

fixed!

the one with author names:
http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/politics-scheming-and-intrigue-show.epub

the one without:
http://m3mnoch.com/static/ff-books/politics-scheming-and-intrigue-hide.epub
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on October 24, 2015, 03:34:24 PM
Voted. (http://boincstats.com/image/emoticon/happy.gif)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on October 25, 2015, 06:28:49 PM
Voted for four good stories - and one of them is an utter gem. There were several others I really liked, but felt didn't fit the theme. After the voting, I'll make sure the authors know.

Thanks @m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419) for the iBook! You're not allowed to take a month off now.  ;)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan on October 25, 2015, 06:54:28 PM
13 votes so far!  Highest votes per story are 6,5,5.


Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 25, 2015, 07:50:07 PM
Highest votes per story are 6,5,5.
You mean 6,5,5,5 ;D
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on October 26, 2015, 12:14:00 AM
voted!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on October 27, 2015, 12:09:38 PM
Pfiuu, voted at last... It was a hard one. I really didn't like this month's topic, and it made for slower reading to motivate myself. Pretty pleased with the winners I selected though.

Good luck everyone.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ClintACK on October 27, 2015, 07:00:52 PM
doh!  going through the voting, i realized i hadn't read clint's story.  turns out, i had a 'skip the first story on all pages, not just the first page' bug in the ebook compilation.

If you were going to skip one, mine's probably a good choice. 

Also, awesome job -- just did the epub-to-mobi and send-to-kindle stuff, and there it is on my e-reader.  Very cool.

Edit:

And... finished.  Seven I want to vote for and several more I quite enjoyed.  Surprisingly good for a topic I didn't expect to like.

Edit:

And... voted.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on October 29, 2015, 08:22:57 AM
Voted.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: wakarimasen on October 29, 2015, 10:52:08 AM
Done did my voting...

Plus... here's my micro-crits again. If anyone doesn't want me to offer my ill conceived opinions on their work just say. I've not had time to do a story for this month, but doing these crits has helped so thanks to everyone...

@Henry (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8080) Dale
The structure of one or two sentences I found perplexing e.g.:
“ and the Gobs. Waived the fact that count Draco had gobbled up lord Golem's mother-in-law - if ever that had been a problem. “
Who waived what?
Liked the short sentence structure, made me feel like it was an illustrated children’s book (at least until the minigun). Slow as a plate of flan is a new one. Liked that too, a few more of those daft metaphors would have gone down well.


@tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262)
“station Hana had herself suggested”
Had to read that a couple of times, perhaps “station that Hana herself had suggested”. I do this a lot. If there are three (or more) people in a sentence I sometimes don’t make it clear who has done what to who (or make a clunky go of it). After that minor one, it all flows really well. I loved the intrigue of it and the politicking by  Hana. Was very engaging.

@m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419)
Nice dialogue but was a bit confused if the wife was weak or strong.  That only confused me more with the outcome. “He'd earn this man's respect.” Did not seem to fit with what he was trying to do in forcing the man to respect him. On a personal thing I find contractions like wasn’t and hadn’t kind of weird outside of dialogue when it’s not a first person thing. It’s a matter of taste of course, I just find it breaks the third wall a bit by giving the writer a chatty voice. Good ending.



@Lady_Ty (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31869)
A satyrical debut (see what I did there? Eh? Eh?). Very amusing. The erudition of the journos wasn’t very believable – a little too expositionary. Would have liked to have seen even more done with the “Slogans. Lots of Slogans” gag. Overall though very enjoyable. Loved the “turning the page” spoiler – made me chuckle, and your reluctance to shitting swear was endearing. I sense a goodly Pratchett influence, and that is no bad thing in my book.


@JoeWalter (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40215)
Liked the scope of the politics – everyone with their own little threat and agenda. Several of the under pinning elements seemed too unlikely. How would an, outwardly, foolish idiot have stayed in power against so many enemies? How could any con man get to a high strata of his job with a weakness for names? I liked the flow of the writing but these flaws knocked the characters out a bit for me.



@Doctor_Chill (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=14655)
Didn’t get a sense of furtiveness at first from Bernard, quite the opposite, so was surprised when he started stuttering. Liked that there wasn’t any vast info dumping about berries and races. Also liked the take on politics -  Street. Init bruv - Bernard made such little sense though that I got a little confused understanding what the grievance was.



@night_wrtr (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40254)
I’m noticing so many of our stories on here start with someone’s name (about 11 in this month– including mine).  A name doth not a character make. I’m going to try stopping doing it.  Anyway… I made the assumption at first that Perl was the Falco. I was kind of disappointed when he wasn’t. Liked his griping anyway. Enjoyed the double cross and liked the dialogue Apart from Perl’s scream of frustration, which I reckon would have been better described rather than attempted as onamaetapeia.


@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) 
Really liked the feel of this. Gave a nice warm dusty atmosphere. The little touches like the Irish (I had to google it) were great. The little bit sentimentality for his father was a touch thick, and didn’t make a lot of sense when their estrangement comes up later. Was Naomi a little too apologetic for a jilted lover stroke assassin? I don’t think the explosion needed the oven simile. It was hot enough with the thousand searing suns. Overall felt fantastically rooted in the real.


@wakarimasen (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40242)
Potty mouthed drivel. Tired pastiches of x-files parodies. Clearly the work of a talentless loon. The author needs to take himself outside and have a word with himself. Which I will.


@caitlin ann easter
Got a little lost at first on what was happening. Some great rhythm to some of the prose: “negating noise of heel on stone” is a good example, it trips off the tongue nicely. But was a little over cooked with “proficiently” at the front – I’d have liked it more without. The author has a really nice way with words but is in danger of choking it with adjectives. From an aesthetic point of view it was quite dense and could have done with some line spaces and a little less use of the italics button (which started to make the tempo of the words lurch a bit when I was reading). Clearly a very richly imagined world, though I found it a bit impenetrable for a short story.


@AlanBrenik (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40636)
Wow. Bigger text. That was quite a nice relief on my eyes by this point, thanks. Liked the point about “It was difficult to trace where one necessitated the other. “ but it felt like the wrong choice of word, would something like “begat” have been truer instead of necessitated?  Could have got round the repetition of weakness by saying that pride was “another” weakness. Liked the way the description of the lady was relevant to her standing (with her hair).. Again, a great use of something like arachnid, but another choice of word with it would have made the image stronger (“arachnid poise” perhaps?). Anyway it was great, a really good sense of the “smiles hiding murder” kind of politics.



@Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153)
Great pulpy concept. Strangely more believable than the current set of potential presidents.
Couple of sentences could have been paired down a bit. E,.g. Dustin had always felt that there was something rodent like about their faces, but he hadn’t realized that their true form was that of a rat
Something punchier would have been good (too tired to offer an example I’m afraid) to keep up the pace of the nice short bursts in the action sentences. Some of those punchy bits used a comma where a new setnece would have worked even better. Very enjoyable.

@Rukaio_Alter (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40087)
Well. That was odd. I liked it though. It’s stretching the politics and intrigue theme in a nice way. I did lose interest in the final speech, I think because it was essentially the same argument over again. Liked the touch of the accent, it worked nicely to distinguish the two voices.

@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840)
Liked the French flourishes for the “devil” was helpful to establish a libertine character and also to differentiate the speakers. Overall I thought the dialogue was good but it did seem to labour the point a bit. It’s difficult to write something with urgency and passion and I think you used tools like italics usefully, but it probably didn’t need them. The pace was apparent in the prose.  Fun twist too. A sweet effort I’d say.


@ClintACK (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40381)
A fairy tale, good place for politics. I had to re read the opening sentence a time or two,  but when the author hits the stride of the fairy tale style it flows well. The trouble with that style is that you don’t get much of a personal sense of the author. Which is difficult anyway in short stories like this. Either way, nice retelling of Cinderella.


@ArcaneArtsVelho (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40090)
Liked the setting. Certainly think it fits the theme. Would have liked some more fantastical elements but it was quite evocative. There were a couple of points that confused slightly. “Mary had not been in that place.” Felt like the wrong tense for instance. The opening dialogue didn’t seem to serve much purpose.  Iliked the description of the gatherings, felt like solid prose. “Sure some of them..” Might have benefitted from a comma after sure but the style was nice, strong voice to it.


@oldmanmitchell (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37205)
Not sure silk adds much weight to anything in the opening, but the theatrical tone was good. I found the challenge a bit confusing, but the champions were all well imagined. Liked the line “Which would colour you hair” – nice touch of flamboyance with relevance. Not sure about all the names. Could have ben better to refer to them by those descriptions somehow.


@Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237)
Ah Hades, nice to see you again.  That second sentence felt a couple of words too long, “the different factions in and around” could have been replaced with “at”. It’s a personal preference but I like economic use of language. Same with “wilder-men gang members” – maybe pick one or the other description, you can expand it later when you refer to them. Some nice turns of phrase – “bloated orb of the sun oozed..”, “rotting entrails of ruined cities” and such like. Watch the repetition,e.g “make his way, made his way”.  A solid action tale.

Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on October 29, 2015, 10:56:26 AM
@wakarimasen (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40242) did you not read ours, or was it just so bad that you couldn't bear to critique it?  :P ;D
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on October 29, 2015, 11:08:44 AM
@wakarimasen (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40242) did you not read ours, or was it just so bad that you couldn't bear to critique it?  :P ;D

He was probably just jealous.

But, thank you, Waka! When the voting is over, I'll let you know about one of your points and ask how I could make it clear. Great mini review.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Henry Dale on October 29, 2015, 11:18:00 AM
Awesome little critique ^^ Thanks for that.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: night_wrtr on October 29, 2015, 11:46:24 AM
@wakarimasen (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40242) Thanks for the critique! Much appreciated. And now that you mention beginning with names, I suddenly see the trend!

Edit: My Oct story starts with a name too....  :o
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on October 29, 2015, 12:22:49 PM
Haha! Thanks Waka, your critic is very "on point" as per usual.

Irony will have it though that you could also have made yours much shorter... By simply saying I ought to "not write your picture in the last night of submission, in order to re-read yourself at least once".  :P
You're completely right of course, I was displeased with my rather heavy begining and raced the last 3/4, not re-reading mistakes that could have easily been avoided or corrected through the month. I won't ever play it last minute like that, I really wasn't impressed by the quality that produced.

As for your own story, it's well written and makes one want to read more, but that's linked to the one problem I find for it : you brush over the characters but don't give enough to really delve into them. A bit more detail on the stories surrounding the two anti-heroes. The whole first part was less interesting and overall seemed like wasted time that could have been spent delving into their interesting persona and past mischief, or how they'd been caught. It felt more like part of a story I wish was longer, and less like a little standalone. Otherwise it was pretty cool, like the royal horniness. Can't believe it ain't in the dictionary.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on October 29, 2015, 01:28:40 PM
Thanks for the critique, Waka.  :)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: wakarimasen on October 29, 2015, 02:35:54 PM
@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) I did read it and I remember putting down the crit, but somehow it vaporised. I have edited it back in for you. Of course, that may not be what you actually wanted ;>)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on October 29, 2015, 02:37:12 PM
@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) I did read it and I remember putting down the crit, but somehow it vaporised. I have edited it back in for you. Of course, that may not be what you actually wanted ;>)
Haha thanks, appreciate it!  :P
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on October 30, 2015, 12:18:11 AM
Thank you for the crit,  Waka, satyrical will stay with me forever and I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciate your comments and will reply more fully later.

However I am pretty uncomfortable with crits appearing before voting is closed. If LIKES are considered to have an effect on voters surely crits are  pretty suss as well at this stage?
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Saraband on October 30, 2015, 12:56:55 AM
I haven't very active around here recently, but wouldn't miss the chance to vote  :) Happily used my four votes, too!

Good luck  8)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 30, 2015, 09:06:05 AM
However I am pretty uncomfortable with crits appearing before voting is closed. If LIKES are considered to have an effect on voters surely crits are  pretty suss as well at this stage?
I think that's why he put in under a spoiler tag.
I for one haven't read them exactly because I haven't read all the stories yet (4 left, later today!)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: wakarimasen on October 30, 2015, 11:41:48 AM
 
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If LIKES are considered to have an effect on voters surely crits are  pretty suss as well at this stage?

A very good point @Lady_Ty (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31869)
I do put it in spoilers, but yes, it could be seen as a bit of a sticky wicket. I think I post them when I do because that's when I finish reading the stories so I just go straight to the board. If I do it again I'll wait for the post voting thread.  :-X
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 30, 2015, 12:03:09 PM
If I do it again I'll wait for the post voting thread.  :-X
You mean 'critique' thread, right?
This is the voting one :)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on October 30, 2015, 01:20:10 PM
thanks for the mini-crit, @wakarimasen (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40242)!

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.

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.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea 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 :-\
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Eclipse 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!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea 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?)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Eclipse 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
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea 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!)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on October 31, 2015, 07:19:11 PM
Huh weird, I assumed voting would end tomorrow. (http://liberalforum.net/images/smilies/blink.gif)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea 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.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori 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
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan 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?
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori 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?
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: night_wrtr 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?
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: xiagan 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 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262)! :)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Henry Dale on October 31, 2015, 08:23:06 PM
Grats @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262)!
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!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho 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 (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262)!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on October 31, 2015, 08:26:02 PM
Woo Hoo TBKS! It's a very worthy win. Smart story, interesting hero and her situation. One of the most on-topic of all the entries, too. Congrats! Your first win, probably not your last.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: night_wrtr on October 31, 2015, 08:35:50 PM
Congrats! @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: tebakutis on October 31, 2015, 08:35:58 PM
Holy cow, that's awesome! I really enjoyed the other stories (some great fiction) so I'm flattered people liked my submission. I got the idea over lunch while pondering the theme, and it was fun to write.

Thank you folks!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Raptori on October 31, 2015, 08:43:51 PM
Congrats @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262), really liked your story!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on October 31, 2015, 08:51:53 PM
Well deserved win @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262), good political story, enjoyed clever negotiations and little twist was bonus. ;D

Also specially enjoyed stories by @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094), @Rukaio_Alter (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40087) and @Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237), but the whole selection was fun and clever. Turned out to be an excellent theme, with so many different intrigues. ;D
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ClintACK on October 31, 2015, 08:54:18 PM
Great job, @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262).

And @oldmanmitchell (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37205) and @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094), too.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on October 31, 2015, 09:28:19 PM
Great job, @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262).

And @oldmanmitchell (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37205) and @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094), too.

I voted for all 3!!!
Normally my taste is quite different from everyone else's hehe

Congrats all, especially tebakutis the winner :D
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ClintACK on October 31, 2015, 09:36:56 PM
Great job, @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262).

And @oldmanmitchell (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37205) and @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094), too.

I voted for all 3!!!
Normally my taste is quite different from everyone else's hehe

Me too, on both counts. 
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Nora on October 31, 2015, 10:15:36 PM
Congrats Tebakutis! It wasn't too surprising a win, on such a hard theme and topic!  :P

I really voted for the small fringe this month, so I'll give my congrats to Henry Dale, @Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153) and @ClintACK (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40381) too! It was a tough month.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ClintACK on October 31, 2015, 11:03:29 PM
Congrats Tebakutis! It wasn't too surprising a win, on such a hard theme and topic!  :P

I really voted for the small fringe this month, so I'll give my congrats to Henry Dale, @Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153) and @ClintACK (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40381) too! It was a tough month.

Heh.  Thanks!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on October 31, 2015, 11:06:46 PM
I went my own way as well this month. The top two were really good, but I was just struck by @Elfy (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1153)'s, @wakarimasen (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40242)'s, @Lady_Ty (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31869)'s, and @Doctor_Chill (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=14655)'s. As always, it's a surfeit of good choices!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on November 01, 2015, 01:58:29 AM
nice work, @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262)!

well-deserved!  i know, because for once, i voted for the top 3 vote-getters!
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Eclipse on November 01, 2015, 02:01:32 AM
Congrats I voted for @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262),@oldmanmitchell (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37205),chill and@AlanBrenik (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40636)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on November 01, 2015, 02:10:02 AM
Congrats, @tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31262). Well deserved. Well deserved, indeed.

@Raptori (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38840) & @Saurus (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40290) along with @AlanBrenik (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40636) stole my vote this time. Good competition this round, and thanks for all that voted for mine!

PS: Also wanted to mention that my story this round was based on a true story. Perks of knowing people who work in law enforcement. ;)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Eclipse on November 01, 2015, 02:14:15 AM
Damn it chill stop voting for the same people as me
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Doctor_Chill on November 01, 2015, 02:35:26 AM
Damn it chill stop voting for the same people as me

I guess we just have good taste. ;)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Mr.J on November 01, 2015, 11:16:17 AM
None of the ones I voted for got into the top few. Voted for @m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40419), @Doctor_Chill (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=14655), @AlanBrenik (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40636) and @ArcaneArtsVelho (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40090) mostly cos I thought The Red Ribbon Society was the coolest title.  ;D

Also I'm a tech nub and don't know how to do that summoning thing. As I am myself unsummonable. ;)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on November 01, 2015, 11:28:46 AM
... and ArcaneArtsVelho mostly cos I thought The Red Ribbon Society was the coolest title.  ;D
Haha. Thanks. I'm glad that there was at least something to like in my story.  ;D

And you can summon people by just typing @ right before their nick.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on November 01, 2015, 12:41:39 PM
... and ArcaneArtsVelho mostly cos I thought The Red Ribbon Society was the coolest title.  ;D
Haha. Thanks. I'm glad that there was at least something to like in my story.  ;D

And you can summon people by just typing @ right before their nick.
Though it will not work if there are spaces in the name.
So., @Mr.J should work, but your name was @Mr. J it wouldn't.
(But it appears yours doens't work? Maybe the "." period?)

Watch out for Forum members with spaces in their name. Those empty holes are places where the demons slip into our world.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on November 01, 2015, 12:42:42 PM
And you can summon people by just typing @ right before their nick.
Though it will not work if there are spaces in the name.
So., @Mr.J works, but your name was @Mr. J it wouldn't.

Watch out for Forum members with spaces in their name. Those empty holes are places where the demons slip into our world.
It doesn't work: the . ruins the summoning :'(
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Eclipse on November 01, 2015, 01:15:35 PM

Watch out for Forum members with spaces in their name. Those empty holes are places where the demons slip into our world.

It feels like you missed the word arse out in that sentence  ;D
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on November 02, 2015, 01:41:35 AM

Watch out for Forum members with spaces in their name. Those empty holes are places where the demons slip into our world.

It feels like you missed the word arse out in that sentence  ;D
  ;D ;D

Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on November 02, 2015, 09:50:59 AM

Watch out for Forum members with spaces in their name. Those empty holes are places where the demons slip into our world.

It feels like you missed the word arse out in that sentence  ;D
Arse demons?  ???
 ;)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on November 02, 2015, 10:47:04 AM

Watch out for Forum members with spaces in their name. Those empty holes are places where the demons slip into our world.

It feels like you missed the word arse out in that sentence  ;D
Arse demons?  ???
 ;)
I think there's some cream in the drug store to help with those.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: m3mnoch on November 02, 2015, 02:39:30 PM
i LOVE this conversation.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on November 02, 2015, 02:48:06 PM
Somehow, since I took responsibility for the Voting threads, they have *slightly* gone off subject 8)

I wonder if it's me ;D
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Mr.J on November 02, 2015, 08:43:43 PM
If I get a custom title I would like mine to be Arse Demon.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: JMack on November 02, 2015, 08:56:21 PM
If I get a custom title I would like mine to be Arse Demon.

Be careful what you wish for around here  ;)
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Eclipse on November 02, 2015, 09:01:45 PM
I want to like here  ;D

You get variety of arse demons I find some are big some are small
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Mr.J on November 02, 2015, 09:02:56 PM
Aha! Behold the Arse Demon.

Also with my current level thingy it actually says 'arse demon godling' which is even better.
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: Eclipse on November 02, 2015, 09:05:35 PM
Don't forget to fill in you Personal Text in your Profile if you wish
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: night_wrtr on November 02, 2015, 10:17:46 PM
Wow, you miss a few hours on here...
Title: Re: [SEP 2015] Politics, Scheming and Intrigue - Voting Thread
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on November 03, 2015, 08:35:01 AM
Wow, you miss a few hours on here...
Yeah. One time I was away for about five hours and found over three pages of pyramiding.

If I get a custom title I would like mine to be Arse Demon.

Be careful what you wish for around here  ;)
Another poor soul falls victim to Jmack and his endless supply of 'Change Other's Title' items. Granted, Mr.J did ask for it.  ;D

Somehow, since I took responsibility for the Voting threads, they have *slightly* gone off subject 8)

I wonder if it's me ;D
I would blame Jmack me goats someone else.  ;D