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Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« on: August 17, 2015, 04:30:26 AM »
I would like to welcome and introduce everyone to our first (of what we hope will be several) Fantasy-Faction Book Battles.  As you can see from the topic title our first competition is going to be for our Favourite Series.  Now we all have different opinions on not only what our favourite series might be, if you look over at the nomination thread you will see we had an overwhelming number of nominations.  I have totaled up all of the nominations and with a committee consisting of Lady_Ty, ScarletBea, Raptorie, Jmack, and myself we came with individual seedings and then combined it with your nomination totals to create the bracket you see below.  We all recognize that this list is not inclusive and that for many of you your actual favourite series may not be listed, but we tried to be as inclusive as we could with the nominations received.

How this will work is quite simple.  Each week I will post 2-4 matchups (depending on the round) to vote on.  All you have to do in each poll is to vote for your favourite series of the two that are listed in the poll.  I would encourage anyone who votes to discuss in the thread the two series and advocate for your pick.  Because of the nature of the voting and the threads, please consider the discussions to contain spoilers.

I hope everyone enjoys this little competition, and please remember this is just for fun and not any special meaning.  We have other competition ideas (i.e. Standalones or Sci-Fi) but if you have any suggestions on future competitions please do not hesitate to PM me.

The Bracket:



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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 04:40:46 AM »
Could a mod sticky this thread?

Also, I'm going to pretty up the voting threads a bit later.  The wireless connection in my hotel room makes me long for the days of 56k and I don't have the patience to look up everything I want to.
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2015, 05:29:29 AM »
Going to sleep now, but I'll photoshop the F-F logo in once I'm up again if nobody else gets to it first.  ;)
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2015, 10:36:22 AM »
Going to sleep now, but I'll photoshop the F-F logo in once I'm up again if nobody else gets to it first.  ;)
I don't think you are working nights, and still you are going to sleep at 7:30 AM? Why on earth?  :o ;)

Well, I gave it a shot in GIMP but can't attach the file to my post for some reason (the file size isn't too large and I tried different formats). :-\ :(

I found a logo with a transparent background and tried to use two drop shadows to make it stand out from the white background of the bracket image, but it didn't work quite as well as I would have liked. So it doesn't really matter if I don't get it to show here because, as a professional, you, Raptori, will no doubt make a much prettier one.  :)
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2015, 11:46:19 AM »
@Hedin, here is one case where I htink we need to turn ON the "see the results right after you vote" feature of the polls. I think it would be a lot of fun.
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2015, 11:53:18 AM »
@Hedin, here is one case where I htink we need to turn ON the "see the results right after you vote" feature of the polls. I think it would be a lot of fun.
Agree :D
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2015, 12:30:36 PM »
@Hedin, here is one case where I htink we need to turn ON the "see the results right after you vote" feature of the polls. I think it would be a lot of fun.
Agree :D

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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2015, 01:09:22 PM »
The question that has come up is how you should vote if you haven't read one of the series in the poll.   

Scenario #1 -  You have read one series and it's a legitimate favorite but have not read the other.

In this case where one of your legitimate favorite series is in the poll go ahead and vote for it.   We all want our favorites to move on and so I have no issue if you vote that way.

Scenario #2 - You have read one series and it's OK but would not consider it one of your favorites.

This is a bit of a grey area as it deals with degrees of likes and dislikes but personally I would abstain in this case.

Scenario #3 -  You haven't read any of the series.

This is a pretty obvious don't vote.

Scenario #4 -  You have only read one series and really disliked it.

Another tricky area but I would also abstain because you may dislike the other series more.

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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2015, 01:10:07 PM »
@Hedin, here is one case where I htink we need to turn ON the "see the results right after you vote" feature of the polls. I think it would be a lot of fun.
Agree :D

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I wanted to see how it felt to be as mean as xiagen.

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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2015, 01:10:56 PM »
@Hedin, here is one case where I htink we need to turn ON the "see the results right after you vote" feature of the polls. I think it would be a lot of fun.
Agree :D

+1

I wanted to see how it felt to be as mean as @xiagen

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I see we have the next Presidential candidate. ;)
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2015, 01:24:25 PM »
Going to sleep now, but I'll photoshop the F-F logo in once I'm up again if nobody else gets to it first.  ;)
I don't think you are working nights, and still you are going to sleep at 7:30 AM? Why on earth?  :o ;)

Well, I gave it a shot in GIMP but can't attach the file to my post for some reason (the file size isn't too large and I tried different formats). :-\ :(

I found a logo with a transparent background and tried to use two drop shadows to make it stand out from the white background of the bracket image, but it didn't work quite as well as I would have liked. So it doesn't really matter if I don't get it to show here because, as a professional, you, Raptori, will no doubt make a much prettier one.  :)
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I couldn't find a transparent version of the logo (though admittedly I didn't look too hard), so instead I put the standard one on and changed the colour scheme of the table to match. Wanted to keep it quick since we'll have to do this every time. Hopefully that's ok!
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2015, 01:33:16 PM »
Awesome, nice job.  If you can send me the link I can put it into the first post.

Also, we need likes in this area.

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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2015, 01:38:50 PM »
@Hedin, here is one case where I htink we need to turn ON the "see the results right after you vote" feature of the polls. I think it would be a lot of fun.
Agree :D

+1

I wanted to see how it felt to be as mean as @xiagan

+5

I see we have the next Presidential candidate. ;)
+a really big number for the comments :D
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2015, 01:42:34 PM »
I couldn't find a transparent version of the logo (though admittedly I didn't look too hard), so instead I put the standard one on and changed the colour scheme of the table to match. Wanted to keep it quick since we'll have t do this every time. Hopefully that's ok!
That's cheating! But looks cool.  ;D

Going to sleep now, but I'll photoshop the F-F logo in once I'm up again if nobody else gets to it first.  ;)
I don't think you are working nights, and still you are going to sleep at 7:30 AM? Why on earth?  :o ;)
Because we're awesome?  ???

We have free-running sleep disorder - our internal clocks think the day should be 26-28 hours long. We try to force ourselves to sleep like regular people, but it's difficult and sometimes it slips...  :P
Oh, I know someone who has a similar problem (if you think it as a problem), and he's really struggling to maintain a "normal" sleep rhythm.

And you are awesome.  :)

Awesome, nice job.  If you can send me the link I can put it into the first post.
Just right-click the image and select Copy Image Location and then you can just paste it there.
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Re: Fantasy-Faction Book Battles: Favourite Series Bracket
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2015, 01:53:53 PM »
I couldn't find a transparent version of the logo (though admittedly I didn't look too hard), so instead I put the standard one on and changed the colour scheme of the table to match. Wanted to keep it quick since we'll have t do this every time. Hopefully that's ok!
That's cheating! But looks cool.  ;D

I've always looked for the fastest and easiest way to complete an assignment. Means I get to call myself "efficient" even though I procrastinate.  8)

Going to sleep now, but I'll photoshop the F-F logo in once I'm up again if nobody else gets to it first.  ;)
I don't think you are working nights, and still you are going to sleep at 7:30 AM? Why on earth?  :o ;)
Because we're awesome?  ???

We have free-running sleep disorder - our internal clocks think the day should be 26-28 hours long. We try to force ourselves to sleep like regular people, but it's difficult and sometimes it slips...  :P
Oh, I know someone who has a similar problem (if you think it as a problem), and he's really struggling to maintain a "normal" sleep rhythm.

And you are awesome.  :)

Yeah it's not really a big problem if you don't have to go out to work or anything like that. When we're up at normal hours the day feels a lot longer and we're a lot more productive, so we try to stay as close to normal sleeping times as possible, but it never lasts forever...
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