March 30, 2017, 01:39:25 AM

Poll

Please vote

Time's Arrow - Nora
8 (17.4%)
Conflict Of Interest - Osahon
0 (0%)
Youthful Optimism - Lordoftheword
9 (19.6%)
There had to be a reason - LightRunner
6 (13%)
To Dominate The World - Captain of the Guard
0 (0%)
Patent Pending - tebakutis
4 (8.7%)
When I Went Back to 1750, A Villanelle - Alex Hormann
0 (0%)
The Witches Bottle - Crystallynnfairy
3 (6.5%)
Wrong Turn - The Gem Cutter
0 (0%)
Fey Intervention - NightWrite
1 (2.2%)
TIM TRIPPER, LOST IN TIME! - Jmack
4 (8.7%)
Time Travelling Rule 67: Never forget the Colon. (Side Note: Fire = Bad) - Rukaio_Alter
4 (8.7%)
Long Live the King - m3mnoch
4 (8.7%)
Pride and Prejudice - Lanko
3 (6.5%)

Total Members Voted: 17

Voting closed: January 01, 2017, 09:29:32 PM

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[NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« on: December 03, 2016, 12:20:31 PM »
It's time to vote on November's Writing Contest: 1750.

We got 14 entries this month, almost all in the last couple of days ;)
Thanks to all of you for participating!

Please read through all of the entries in the submission thread and place your votes for your three 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! :)
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 01:35:08 PM »
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kindle mobi:
https://fantasyfactiontools.github.io/writing-contest/1750.mobi
https://fantasyfactiontools.github.io/writing-contest/1750-noauthor.mobi

generic epub:
https://fantasyfactiontools.github.io/writing-contest/1750.epub
https://fantasyfactiontools.github.io/writing-contest/1750-noauthor.epub

word document:
https://fantasyfactiontools.github.io/writing-contest/1750.docx
https://fantasyfactiontools.github.io/writing-contest/1750-noauthor.docx

critique sheet:
https://fantasyfactiontools.github.io/writing-contest/critiques-1750.md

NOTE: Files with '-noauthor' appended only have the author
names listed at the beginning, on the table of contents.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 10:36:52 PM »
Voted.

This was a really, really interesting set of stories. There were several very well-written pieces, and others not quite so technically adept but also with really interesting concepts. There was one story with maybe the best sentence I've read in two years of voting on the contest club entries. It was so cool reading ideas I'd never read before.

And there were Trump and Hillary, triumphantly hilarious.

I surprised myself with my choices.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2016, 10:38:38 PM by Jmack »
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2016, 10:30:16 PM »
Gosh, now that was one of the first times I truly, TRULY struggled to only vote for three people.

I have another struggle this month in the lines of too literal inspiration, but this time on Lanko's part! Though it didn't stop me from loving his story.

I gave my first two votes to people I think might not be top-runners, but it left me with at least three stories with entirely equal merit and one vote between them. It was sooooooo hard. I'll make special sincere and long reviews for the left behind, because that actually felt unfair.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2016, 11:06:37 PM »
First time for months I've read the submissions and voted , two stories made me laugh out.

Was surprised at all the comedies and poems this month seemed a lot to me compared to the other monthly contest I've read before.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 02:03:43 AM »
Yeah, Lanko's story made me chuckle twice but frown once. Good mix of emotions, though the frown wasn't intended, at least it's memorable.  :D
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2016, 02:24:46 AM »
Yeah, Lanko's story made me chuckle twice but frown once. Good mix of emotions, though the frown wasn't intended, at least it's memorable.  :D

Now I'm curious what that was, if you bother to send it by PM  ::)
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2016, 02:04:51 AM »
Voted! I enjoyed all the submissions.

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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2016, 03:52:05 PM »
Voted!
I can't believe I did it all in  the first half of the month, but it would be harder to read abroad...

I copuld have used 1 or 2 more votes...
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2016, 03:27:40 AM »
Definitely difficult to only vote for 3 this month.

It was fun to see the variety of approaches people took to this one, especially as many of us noted that we were not immediately struck with inspiration for this topic.

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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2016, 05:15:59 AM »
Definitely difficult to only vote for 3 this month.

It was fun to see the variety of approaches people took to this one, especially as many of us noted that we were not immediately struck with inspiration for this topic.

Yup, that's me every month. Coming up with a story to fit the theme is certainly a challenge, but I also love that we have so many talented writers participating. I write the best story I can but in the end, when I'm reading, there's always a few where I'm like "Dammit, why didn't I think of that? It's soooo good." Yet I feel like I learn from that as well. That's why I adore this little contest/club.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2016, 05:19:58 PM »
Please don't forget to vote! There aren't many yet, everything is still open
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2016, 11:24:04 PM »
I'm bumping this for a reminder because we have all been busy lately. I am guilty of not voting yet, but we still have a day or two and I promise to get  my votes done  asap
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2016, 11:40:39 PM »
agreed.  i'm currently halfway through a re-read myself.

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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2016, 12:43:30 AM »
I'm glad I got this well out of the way because everything is busy and hectic. I have time, but not quiet time.
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