February 2016 - Grand Fiction Challenge READER'S CHOICE POLL! - Page 6


View Poll Results: Which Grand Fiction story do you like best?

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  • The Coward's Way Out

    2 9.09%
  • Countdown To Oblivion

    1 4.55%
  • The Place

    5 22.73%
  • The Crossing

    0 0%
  • The Case Of The Angry Wife

    2 9.09%
  • Kimari's Heart

    2 9.09%
  • Like Snuffing Out A Candle

    5 22.73%
  • Morning Glory

    0 0%
  • The Goat Farm

    1 4.55%
  • Impossible Cat And The Skunk Of Freedom

    1 4.55%
  • Dead By Dawn

    1 4.55%
  • Desperate Times

    1 4.55%
  • Dawn

    0 0%
  • Infitialis Navitas

    0 0%
  • Musiques Nocturnes

    1 4.55%
  • Fighting Back

    0 0%
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Thread: February 2016 - Grand Fiction Challenge READER'S CHOICE POLL!

  1. #51
    Congrats to all the competitors! It's always fun to see the different directions a prompt can go. Divergent thinking for the win!

    Now, let's see . . . who to cast my vote for . . .

  2. #52
    Does anyone else wonder how many people truly read 16,000 words and cast an objective vote? Can't help but wonder at the forum dynamics at work here. If there was some way to incentivize impartiality and thoroughness...
    Last edited by Pluralized; February 23rd, 2016 at 04:58 AM.



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    If only I could have entered I would have been the only one to have written, not about a gruesome ending of people or humanity, But about a orchid like flower which blooms only one night in forty years, and as daylight intrudes upon its night of glory it fades to a withered husk of its former glory radiance.

    Oh was the peoples choice for the better story in our opinion, or were we expected to base it on more like if we had judged it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by W.Goepner View Post
    If only I could have entered I would have been the only one to have written, not about a gruesome ending of people or humanity, But about a orchid like flower which blooms only one night in forty years, and as daylight intrudes upon its night of glory it fades to a withered husk of its former glory radiance.

    Oh was the peoples choice for the better story in our opinion, or were we expected to base it on more like if we had judged it?
    I'm sure how you vote is completely up to your discretion.
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  5. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by Pluralized View Post
    Does anyone else wonder how many people truly read 16,000 words and cast an objective vote? Can't help but wonder at the forum dynamics at work here. If there was some way to incentivize impartiality and thoroughness...
    Well, since I didn't read them all, I figured it would be unfair of me to vote
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  6. #56
    I think the technical stuff (SPaG, voice) would be better left for the judges. Vote on the entries any way you see fit.
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  7. #57
    Who said anything about the SPaG?
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    "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but “That’s funny…” - Isaac Asimov
    "Sometimes it's the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine." - Alan Turing
    "Physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an attempt by an atom to understand itself.” - Michio Kaku
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  8. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by Schrody View Post
    Who said anything about the SPaG?

    I think Bill insinuated it when he was asking how he should vote. Anyway the point is just vote on the one you like. Don't worry about the more technical aspects. That's all I'm saying
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  9. #59
    I won't vote if I've read only one entry...
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    "Sometimes it's the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine." - Alan Turing
    "Physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an attempt by an atom to understand itself.” - Michio Kaku
    "No fighting in the War room!" - Dr. Strangelove
    "I'm friends with the mustard that's under my bed" - The Internet

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  10. #60
    The People's Choice doesn't have to be impartial -- in face it should probably not be. It is strictly a popularity contest. Just like in the real world, the best written, most thoughtful, books aren't all best-sellers. Don't worry about being fair, just pick one you like a vote for it. The judges will hand the rest of the stuff.
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