September 20, 2019, 09:14:38 AM

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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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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2017, 09:54:54 AM »
21:29 , a funny time for voting to end. I really want to know who voted for who now.

It would have been funnier if it ended at 17:50  ::)
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2017, 08:57:52 PM »
30min left to vote!
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2017, 09:32:38 PM »
Ooh one vote in it!
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: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2017, 09:37:03 PM »
OMG, how close a shave is that, @Lordoftheword ?? Congratulations on your win!
And big thanks to everyone for granting me the second spot on podium. I've heard some compliments on that story, but I expected the lack of a)time travel and b)1750s, to hamper voting a lot more.

It was a really, really tough time voting, and I'll gladly spend time in the critic thread dolling compliments (and critics), but my final three votes went to @Lanko, @LightRunner and @Rukaio_Alter.

Good job everyone, I think mostly you all did works that were better than I expected the theme to create, as I'm not a fan of time travelling in general!
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2017, 09:42:41 PM »
My vote went to @Rukaio_Alter , @LightRunner and finally I went for @tebakutis for my favourite story

Congrats @Lordoftheword
« Last Edit: January 01, 2017, 09:45:55 PM by Eclipse »
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2017, 10:08:53 PM »
I'm so so sorry I read closing time for votes as 2 january and thought I had all day today to read and vote because visitors until last night. So sorry have never missed before. Well I will still read and tell you my votes privately. This has been rather a very busy month .
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2017, 10:09:00 PM »
0 votes. The only way is up.  8)

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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2017, 10:13:35 PM »
0 votes. The only way is up.  8)

And congratulation @Lordoftheword

Damn it I've got Yazz in my head now.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2017, 10:19:31 PM »
I'm so so sorry I read closing time for votes as 2 january and thought I had all day today to read and vote because visitors until last night. So sorry have never missed before. Well I will still read and tell you my votes privately. This has been rather a very busy month .



Well, December is the one hectic month for everyone, so hardly anything to hold against you Lady_Ty. And I for one know that you've got more incentive to be out and about given that your christmas comes with blissful temperatures and bright blue skies... Not computer-time weather, besides all the excitement.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #39 on: January 01, 2017, 10:44:34 PM »
Oh wow, thanks for your vote everyone! To be completely honest, this comes as a big surprise! I felt there were several very deserving stories/poems this month, and I wasn't sure I was among them. But I'm very happy that some of you felt so  :)

I personally voted for @Crystallynnfairy and The Witches Bottle  as well as @m3mnoch and his amazing poetry. I honestly don't even like poetry, but his struck a strange and peculiar cord with me and had to get my vote.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2017, 10:58:44 PM »
Congratulations, @Lordoftheword ! Another very solid entry! I voted for Youthful Optimism (yours), Time's Arrow, by @Nora and The Witches Bottle by @Crystallynnfairy .

Lord and Nora's stories were miles ahead of everyone else in votes received!



« Last Edit: January 01, 2017, 11:25:06 PM by Lanko »
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2017, 11:21:47 PM »
Congrats to everyone!
I voted for @Lordoftheword, @Nora, and @LightRunner.
Oh, quel surprise! I got the trifecta.  ;) 8)

I liked lordoftheword's story best. A deserving win.
But as Nora knows, I think her story has the best set of sentences I've read in 24 months of these stories.
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I picture the glass sea of Paris contracting, liquefying itself in a mass of living people, monuments and pastry shops, the missile collecting its fragments and taking flight, propelled only by the inexorability of time.
I imagine arguments being swallowed back, wine spit in glasses and gurgling up bottles. I imagine my ring sliding off my finger, Bobby's lips hot on mine for the first time again, and then unknown to me.
Time doesn't seem to ever be kind.
I just loved this.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2017, 11:30:47 PM »
Congrats to everyone!
I voted for @Lordoftheword, @Nora, and @LightRunner.
Oh, quel surprise! I got the trifecta.  ;) 8)

I liked lordoftheword's story best. A deserving win.
But as Nora knows, I think her story has the best set of sentences I've read in 24 months of these stories.
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I picture the glass sea of Paris contracting, liquefying itself in a mass of living people, monuments and pastry shops, the missile collecting its fragments and taking flight, propelled only by the inexorability of time.
I imagine arguments being swallowed back, wine spit in glasses and gurgling up bottles. I imagine my ring sliding off my finger, Bobby's lips hot on mine for the first time again, and then unknown to me.
Time doesn't seem to ever be kind.
I just loved this.



Thank you so much! I have to admit, this story came bubbling out, and I didn't strain on it much, I had it posted by day 2, though I edited it in the following days, I didn't change that paragraph. Though I was – and still am – pleased with it, it was one of those instances I think we all experience, where the writing flows through you more as if you were a catalyst than a creator. It felt like this had been brewing somewhere on a cloud above my head, and distilled itself without much help of my own.
So I feel the compliment as being deeper, but also less deserved. Very pleased regardless, as having such an effect on reader is exactly what I set out to do on the day I decided to start writing.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2017, 12:32:06 AM »

My memory is off and I can not remember exactly how I voted.  :-[ I think it was one for each of the top three.
 Congratulations @Lordoftheword

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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Voting Thread
« Reply #44 on: January 02, 2017, 12:37:36 AM »
My three votes went to

@Lordoftheword  because I thought the story fitted the theme/brief with exquisite precision, but also humour.

@Nora because it was brilliantly well written - stretching the envelope of the theme somewhat - but a beautiful poignant story and also - in retrospect - had echoes of what little I know of the film passengers.

@m3mnoch because I have never dared to do poetry myself and I liked the harsh rhythm that it sounded out in my head.

There many other great and humorous entries in what turned out to be a surprisingly challenging theme (one that I ducked out of idea-less) so congratulations to everyone who managed to come up with a story.