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Fantasy Faction Writers => Monthly Writing Contest => Topic started by: ScarletBea on April 01, 2017, 10:30:19 AM

Title: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: ScarletBea on April 01, 2017, 10:30:19 AM
For the 3rd time we are choosing a Best of the Best story from our writing contests!
In 2016 12 stories won our monthly contest (there were no ties in the voting).

Everybody has three votes and I'm going to run the poll for 90 days - so you have plenty of time to read all the stories and to decide which one (or two or three) you liked best.

Be sure to tell everybody that here are 12 top stories (each one already won a contest!) that can be read for free - we just ask you to vote. :)


Here are the direct links to each story:

January - Breaking the Fourth Wall: "But, I’m a F#@%ing Dragon!" by m3mnoch (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(jan-2016)-breaking-the-fourth-wall/(jan-2016)-breaking-the-fourth-wall-submission-thread/msg128612/#msg128612)

February - Fanfic: "Mistaken Identity" by Rukaio_Alter (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(feb-2016)-fanfic/(feb-2016)-fanfic-submission-thread/msg133080/#msg133080)

March - Nightmares: "A Gift for the Nightmare Man" by tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(mar-2016)-nightmares/(mar-2016)-nightmares-submission-thread/msg135067/#msg135067)

April - Dystopia: "Everything in Frame" by tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(apr-2016)-the-last-contest/(apr-2016)-the-last-contest-submission-thread/msg139096/#msg139096)

May - Well known fairy tales from a different POV: "The Magical Lamp" by Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(may-2016)-well-known-fairytales-from-a-different-pov/(may-2016)-well-known-fairy-tales-from-a-different-pov-submission-thread/msg144274/#msg144274)

June - Random Wikipedia Article: "One Last Drink" by tebakutis (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(jun-2016)-random-wikipedia-article/(jun-2016)-random-wikipedia-article-submission-thread/msg146889/#msg146889)

July - Story Generator: "Conan meets Nietzsche" by Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(jul-2016)-story-generator/(jul-2016)-story-generator-submission-thread/msg149138/#msg149138)

August - Potions and Elixirs: "Goldenfoot, The Brave" by night_wrtr (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(aug-2016)-potions-and-elixirs/(aug-2016)-potions-and-elixirs-submission-thread/msg150442/#msg150442)

September - Pirates: "The Rule of the Curse" by SugoiMe (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(sep-2016)-pirates!/(sep-2016)-pirates!-submission-thread/msg154256/#msg154256)

October - Corpses: "Where there's a will" by TOMunro (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(oct-2016)-corpses/(oct-2016)-corpses-submission-thread/msg155446/#msg155446)

November - 1750: "Youthful Optimism" by Lordoftheword (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/1750-234/(nov-2016)-1750-submission-thread/msg159290/#msg159290)

December - Dragons: "The Fishwife's Tale" by Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(dec-2016)-dragons!/(dec-2016)-dragons!-submission-thread/msg162547/#msg162547)
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: xiagan on April 01, 2017, 09:13:14 PM
Thanks, @ScarletBea! :)

@m3mnoch and @ArcaneArtsVelho, please vote again, I had to remake the poll because of the voter visibility problem.
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: m3mnoch on April 01, 2017, 09:14:35 PM
Thanks, @ScarletBea! :)

@m3mnoch and @ArcaneArtsVelho, please vote again, I had to remake the poll because of the voter visibility problem.

done!
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on April 01, 2017, 09:31:31 PM
Thanks, @ScarletBea! :)

@m3mnoch and @ArcaneArtsVelho, please vote again, I had to remake the poll because of the voter visibility problem.

done!

Same.
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: Nora on April 02, 2017, 01:07:44 AM
Voted too.
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: Lady Ty on April 02, 2017, 01:28:06 AM
Voted
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: JMack on April 02, 2017, 01:37:54 PM
Wow! I'd forgotten that @tebakutis had won three out of four months there.
#f-fhasgreatwriters
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: night_wrtr on April 06, 2017, 06:53:12 PM
My votes are in. Good stories all!
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: eclipse on April 11, 2017, 10:10:05 PM
Voted
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: ScarletBea on April 19, 2017, 02:26:56 PM
And I voted on this one too :)
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: ScarletBea on May 21, 2017, 03:00:41 PM
A little reminder for people to vote for the best story of 2016 - all amazing, but you can choose, based on your personal preferences :D

(@xiagan, can you make this thread a sticky, like last year's? ta)
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: JMack on May 30, 2017, 12:48:34 AM
Voted! Trip down memory lane  ;D
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: xiagan on June 01, 2017, 12:06:27 PM
9 voters so far. Leading story has four votes, so all's pretty much open.
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: ScarletBea on July 07, 2017, 11:13:59 AM
And yay for Goldenfoot the Brave!!! :D
The best story of 2016!

I missed the end of this voting hehe

And I like to see the votes so spread out (2 stories in second place and 4 in third place), it does mean we had very good stories winning throughout the year :)
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: Lady Ty on July 07, 2017, 11:32:37 AM
Delighted that Goldenfoot the Brave won, @night_wrtr that is awesome, congratulations. Agree with ScarletBea, it was a very good year for stories, thanks writers.  :o
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: Lanko on July 07, 2017, 07:14:12 PM
Yay, congrats, night_wrtr! That's surely inspiring for your other projects too!
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: xiagan on July 07, 2017, 07:31:34 PM
Congrats! A well deserved win! :)
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: eclipse on July 07, 2017, 10:00:24 PM
Congrats night_wrtr you win a kiss from Xia for best story of 2016!

I voted for Rukaio_Alter, Lanko and TOMunro

who did you vote for?

bit disappointed that only 9 people voted
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: ScarletBea on July 07, 2017, 10:08:06 PM
I voted for night_wrtr, Jmack and m3m, but I could have easily chosen another 3 and still consider them 'best'.

And Eclipse, there was a whole month between when xia posted about there only being 9 voters and the end of the poll, so maybe there were more.
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: Lady Ty on July 08, 2017, 01:43:11 AM
who did you vote for?

bit disappointed that only 9 people voted

I voted for night_wrtr, Lanko and tebakutis, but it was hard because I had voted for several of the others in their month.

I was also sorry about apparently few votes, as even though there were finally 13 voters there were 12 stories submitted. Some people may not have actually read this thread though.

This particular point has been bothering me in the monthly voting. I am pretty certain that 3 nonwriters, including myself nearly always vote on those entries.  Am I right Eclipse and ScarletBea?

This seems to imply that some writers expect to be voted for without voting in return. I would really appreciate all writers letting us know in the monthly voting threads when they have voted, as some already do.
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: Lanko on July 08, 2017, 02:33:24 AM
I'll admit I actually forgot to vote...  :(  If it's consolation I would have voted for Goldenfoot too.

Damn, I've been forgetting a lot of things lately...
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: Lady Ty on July 08, 2017, 02:36:51 AM
I'll admit I actually forgot to vote...  :(  If it's consolation I would have voted for Goldenfoot too.

Damn, I've been forgetting a lot of things lately...

 :o Consider yourself Dragon-Glared. ;)
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: Lanko on July 08, 2017, 02:38:49 AM
*gulp*

Better download some notification app or something!
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: JMack on July 08, 2017, 02:45:23 AM
Fantastic, @night_wrtr!
Excellent story. Sorry I'm a little late to the party.
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: JMack on July 08, 2017, 02:46:41 AM
I voted for Rukaio, TOMunro, and Lanko!
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: ScarletBea on July 08, 2017, 03:52:24 AM
This particular point has been bothering me in the monthly voting. I am pretty certain that 3 nonwriters, including myself nearly always vote on those entries.  Am I right Eclipse and ScarletBea?
Right from my side :)

*gulp*

Better download some notification app or something!
If the forum was working properly, I would ask for something like that internally, hehe

Oh, I'm going to play with the Calendar, see what's there...
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: eclipse on July 08, 2017, 06:03:05 AM
I voted for Rukaio, TOMunro, and Lanko!

You copied me! You sir have great taste!
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: ArcaneArtsVelho on July 08, 2017, 11:10:55 AM
Congratulations, night_wrtr! Great story!  :)
Title: Re: The best story of 2016 - vote now!
Post by: night_wrtr on July 08, 2017, 10:51:58 PM
Thanks everyone! Many likes to you all!

 
Yay, congrats, night_wrtr! That's surely inspiring for your other projects too!

Yessir!