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Fantasy Faction Interactive => Fantasy Faction Book Battles => Topic started by: ScarletBea on October 16, 2018, 06:53:25 PM

Title: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: ScarletBea on October 16, 2018, 06:53:25 PM
We're back! We have 32 best writers in this battle for you to have agonizing internal debates about. 

The "Rules"
1) You cannot change your vote once you cast it so if you aren't sure then wait until you are sure.
2) If you have not read a series/book by this writer or if you do not have strong feelings for one of the writers, feel free to abstain from the battle.
3) Have fun, discuss, and maybe discover something new.

The bracket is listed below and use this thread for any general discussion. Sorry, I found a "bracket generator" online but I can't seem to be able to post it all here ::)

FINAL RESULT

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4901/31088913507_8652c72c02_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PndNS8)

The Bracket, Updated

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4884/44008401300_1864cb0044_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a3SytE)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4875/44911842265_a8b26a6bcd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bqGW12)

Note that for pair it didn't take both writers into pair 20, but I will do that in the voting.
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: ScarletBea on October 16, 2018, 06:54:48 PM
I'm now posting the voting polls for the first 8 pairs.
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: ScarletBea on October 17, 2018, 12:20:15 PM
At the moment the polls don't have a deadline. I'm thinking about a week, but we'll see how many people have voted and then decide, right?
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: Alex Hormann on October 17, 2018, 01:54:29 PM
I've vote on all but one (still debating it) but my Internet service still bad after the weekend's storm. One I've got it up and running I'll way in with domeopinions objective facts to convince people.
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: ScarletBea on October 19, 2018, 09:53:17 AM
FYI, we have 10-11 votes in each so far.
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: ScarletBea on October 21, 2018, 10:01:11 AM
Putting up the remaining pairs in Round 1 now, still leaving the others open.
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: ScarletBea on October 22, 2018, 08:21:29 AM
What do I do if the abstain wins?
Do I ignore that and go with the author with more votes, or eliminate both? Especially if there's a tie I plan to continue with both writers.
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: Alex Hormann on October 22, 2018, 10:29:55 AM
Abstaining is a choice not to vote, so should be discounted.
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: Eclipse on October 22, 2018, 10:52:21 AM
Ignore abstain votes
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: ScarletBea on October 24, 2018, 01:31:14 PM
Thanks!

In the first 8 we have about 14 votes in each, in this latest 8 we still haven't got there, so I hope that people come here again and vote in all of them :)
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: Alex Hormann on October 31, 2018, 01:29:39 PM
One thing that is surprising in this is the number of authors that people haven't read (myself included). It really shows the spread of tastes around these parts rather than a top 20 shared by everyone.
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: ScarletBea on October 31, 2018, 01:51:56 PM
One thing that is surprising in this is the number of authors that people haven't read (myself included). It really shows the spread of tastes around these parts rather than a top 20 shared by everyone.
Definitely!
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: ScarletBea on November 04, 2018, 09:26:30 PM
With 15 votes each on average, I'm now moving the battle to the quarter finals :D
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: ScarletBea on November 10, 2018, 06:30:25 PM
It seems that one week for each round is the right time, so I'll move on some time tomorrow.
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: ScarletBea on November 11, 2018, 11:12:14 AM
Oldies and Newbies still going head to head, this is very interesting!

(FYI, we're averaging 15 votes per poll, I think it's not so bad)
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: JMack on November 11, 2018, 12:24:44 PM
Oldies and Newbies still going head to head, this is very interesting!

(FYI, we're averaging 15 votes per poll, I think it's not so bad)

And it’s a lot of fun!
Thanks for this, SBea.
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: ScarletBea on November 16, 2018, 05:20:20 PM
And it's time for the FINAL! :D

With 11 votes each on the semis, we end up with our favourite 'oldies', proving that they are classics for a reason.

Who will win?
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: ScarletBea on November 24, 2018, 02:27:07 PM
BIG WINNER:

TERRY PRATCHETT

(https://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/tp_banner_1.jpg)

 :D :D
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: Peat on November 24, 2018, 10:35:37 PM
... great time to find this thread eh.

I'm slightly surprised. Never got the feeling Sir Pterry was a big forum favourite.
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: ScarletBea on November 25, 2018, 10:12:20 AM
... great time to find this thread eh.
>:(
This has been going on for A WHOLE MONTH! Don't you read the whole forum? :o

We'll soon start a new battle, I guess ;D
Title: Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Best Writer Bracket & Discussion
Post by: Peat on December 02, 2018, 12:49:54 PM
... great time to find this thread eh.
>:(
This has been going on for A WHOLE MONTH! Don't you read the whole forum? :o

We'll soon start a new battle, I guess ;D

I've barely read the forum at all in the last month tbh