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The FV&TTT April/May Writing Challenge Poll!!!

Postby Rowena » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:24 am

Hi Everyone! :wave

...and welcome to the April/May Writing Challenge Poll!!! The entries are up and now it's time for you to vote for your favorite story. As in previous challenges, the winner of this poll will receive a specially created banner that will link directly to the winning entry.

This has really been an amazing competition, with so many truly stellar entries!!! Here's the list of stories you have to choose from: :read

A Day in the Life by Angelique

A Wave of Changes by BlueVelvet14

Only Human by Elfdame

Birdies by Scumfish

Skipping Parts by Steyn

Quick by Ult_Sm86


This poll will close in two weeks, so be sure to get your votes in before June 17th! That's when the winner will be announced and a new Summer Challenge posted for June/July. (I only hope I can think up a prompt good enough to match this one... :whistle )

Thank you so much to everyone who entered for all the effort and hard work you put into your stories! Best of luck to you all! :D

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Postby Rowena » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:28 am

Hi again! Sorry, but I had to repost this poll. If you cast your vote already, please vote again. Thanks, and I'm sorry for the inconvenience!

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"There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, where the sea's asleep and the rivers dream, people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice and somewhere else the tea is getting cold. Come on, Ace, we've got work to do."
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Postby steyn » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:31 am

Dagnabbit, Scum's in the lead. I knew I should have brought in guest appearances by other mutants, those usually push up ratings :shifty
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Postby Angelique » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:41 pm

Don't know about that. Guest appearances by bamfs and boggies seem to work, too. Not so much guest appearances by characters based on one's own kids, though.
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Postby Elfdame » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:04 am

Okay, Angelique,you and I are sooper-seekritly registering under several new names so we can vote for EVERYBODY, right? Just be sure nobody finds out.

Um ... wait, this isn't a U2U, is it....?

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Postby Angelique » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:20 am

Originally posted by Elfdame
Okay, Angelique,you and I are sooper-seekritly registering under several new names so we can vote for EVERYBODY, right? Just be sure nobody finds out.

Um ... wait, this isn't a U2U, is it....?

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Wouldn't it be nice if we had a "died laughing" smiley? (Ooh, my kids would love that!)
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Postby steyn » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:18 am

I got a vote! Woo! Thanks mom! :shifty
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Postby Angelique » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:40 am

Strange. I know people are checking this poll to see if there have been any changes in the tally, but no one's voted in a while. :shrug
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Postby Elfdame » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:43 am

Apparently my scheme -- to bribe those folks with "will work for food" signs and have them join and vote -- is not working.

Now I must try something truly devious ...

My guesses are that either everyone likes them all and can't decide, or they are all too busy writing Instances, or they don't really care who wins. I don't care either; writing it was a challenge I needed (to get out of my own voice and write as a different character) so I'm happy. Plus, now I have something I can give people which introduces them to Nightcrawler -- although usually I lend them #2 (of 4 limited issue from the 1985-6) since that's my favourite Nightcrawler ever ever ever.
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Postby Angelique » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:58 pm

Agreed. It was a challenge I needed as well, not to mention it was a great way to introduce my kids to the joys of ficcing. (Though I'm wondering if I created some monsters here. They are already overjoyed at the request I received to write a sequel.)
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Postby Scumfish » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:28 pm

It was an awesome challenge - I'm really not in this to win, never was from the start and I'm convinced that the others were way better then mine. Hell, mine isn't even finished!!

It was just really fun to write a totally new character from scratch, and being able to put in my own humour as well.... :) it's also one of my first real fics too - the RP fics don't count, really - and it was a real joy to write - though I think my other half might have wanted to kill me with the amount of times I stole her laptop to write it :halogrin

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Postby Angelique » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:47 am

Hey, I'm sure more than 13 of us have read these stories. At least, I hope so. And there isn't much time yet to vote, is there?

Maybe a lot of us are just taking a lot of extra time to re-read all those awesome entries because the choice is just so difficult. Yeah. That's it.
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Postby steyn » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:59 am

Haha, I'm one vote away from scummy's :bounce

yeah, writing this thing was all nice and fun, I never actually thought of trying to win this, if I did then I wouldn't have made my story so tediously boring. would have added some action, whams, bams and thank you ma'ams. But in the end it was just a fun topic to write about, and may even finish one of these days.

but now that I saw I got three votes (mine not included, I'm not that kind of an a$$) I realised that maybe the idea of winning is nice :D
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Postby Elfdame » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:07 pm

I *am* an @$$, Steyn. If I thought mine were the best, I would vote for it. And if I thought an entry were good but was lagging behind, I would vote for that one just as an encouragement.

I haven't voted yet because at the mo, I keep getting conflicting answers from the I Ching sticks, the Tarot cards, and the tea leaves. Totally kidding -- that is SO not me. (Not anymore)

I did enjoy all these entries. And what a head rush, to know Angelique's daughter liked my silly fluff! And my hubby actually READ part of hers -- that is so cool!

One thing, though -- does that mean we have until all Tuesday the 17th, or do we have to finish voting/deciding on the 16th and no votes taken on 17th? (I know, Freud had a word for folk like me.)

Thanks, Rowena, for a great stimulus, and to all the story-spinners for the enjoyment you've given us.

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Postby Rowena » Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:54 pm

The poll closes on the 17th, so yeah it would be best to get your votes in before that day just to make sure you don't miss the cut-off. Once I close the thread, no one'll be able to vote.

You're very welcome, and thank you all for your awesome participation!!! All the banter on this thread has really helped me develop my idea for the next challenge prompt. I'll cross my fingers and hope you'll like it at least half as much as this one. :) There are still about three days left before this poll closes, so as long as people keep voting it's anybody's game. Best of luck, and thank you again for your terrific entries!!! :D
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