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View Poll Results: Vote for your TWO favorite entries!
Camelopard: "The Real Thing" 5 45.45%
Count Zero: "Hung Up on a Dream" 1 9.09%
Kaziarl: "Apprehension" 0 0%
Mistral: "From the Inside" 3 27.27%
perigree: "God's Tears" 2 18.18%
_r_: "Broken Glasses" 0 0%
sojourner: "Second Contact" 3 27.27%
Starkers: "A Dirty Word" 2 18.18%
TheLoneRedshirt: "To Simply Exist" 5 45.45%
TimmyWI: "Hope" (revised version) 1 9.09%
USS Fardell: "A Tale of Temporal Gifting, Part 3" 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

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Old July 1 2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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June Challenge Vote--"A Foreign Perspective"

All right, guys...we've got a LOT of entries this time around! You'll get two votes. If any stories tie, there will be a run-off between the tied stories with only one vote allowed.

Voting closes on the 4th of July.

Here are your candidates, in alphabetical order:

Camelopard: "The Real Thing"
Count Zero: "Hung Up on a Dream"
Kaziarl: "Apprehension"
Mistral: "From the Inside"
perigree: "God's Tears"
_r_: "Broken Glasses"
sojourner: "Second Contact"
Starkers: "A Dirty Word"
TheLoneRedshirt: "To Simply Exist"
TimmyWI: "Hope" (Please note the actual entry is the edited version posted downthread, not the initial entry.)
USS Fardell: "A Tale of Temporal Gifting, Part 3"
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Old July 1 2009, 05:52 PM   #2
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Re: June Challenge Vote--"A Foreign Perspective"

Wow. I knew right away what I wanted to vote for, for my first slot.

But, for the second slot--there were so many stellar entries that I had to use technical merit to help me make a decision (i.e. spelling, grammar, attention to formatting) on the second spot! It wasn't my exclusive tiebreaker, but it definitely played into it, and the story I chose had practically no typos, grammatical errors, or misspellings.

SUCH creativity this time around--I am most honored by the response!

Here's what I voted for:

TheLoneRedshirt: "To Simply Exist"
Camelopard: "The Real Thing"
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Old July 1 2009, 06:10 PM   #3
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Re: June Challenge Vote--"A Foreign Perspective"

There were a lot of good entries this month. There was an excellent entry by Count Zero. And then there were two entries that were so good I was almost ashamed to see my own in the same list. I suspect TLR and Camelopard are going to end up in a run-off vote...
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Old July 1 2009, 06:36 PM   #4
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Re: June Challenge Vote--"A Foreign Perspective"

I voted for "The Real Thing," by Camelopard and "Hung Up on a Dream," by Count Zero.
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Old July 1 2009, 11:05 PM   #5
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Re: June Challenge Vote--"A Foreign Perspective"

Nerys Ghemor wrote: View Post
But, for the second slot--there were so many stellar entries that I had to use technical merit to help me make a decision (i.e. spelling, grammar, attention to formatting) on the second spot! It wasn't my exclusive tiebreaker, but it definitely played into it, and the story I chose had practically no typos, grammatical errors, or misspellings.
I'm surprised you were actually able to make a decision based on that. I hardly ever find any errors in the challenge entries. The "technical" level is very high indeed in here (thankfully). Then again, English is only my second language, so I might overlook some of the errors.

Somehow, there are more entries this month than I thought. So I'll have some reading to do before casting my vote.
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Old July 1 2009, 11:30 PM   #6
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Count Zero, your English is better than mine and English is my first language.
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Old July 1 2009, 11:56 PM   #7
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Re: June Challenge Vote--"A Foreign Perspective"

Mistral and TheLoneRedshirt get my votes this time around.
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Old July 2 2009, 12:13 AM   #8
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Count Zero, your English is better than mine and English is my first language.
Thanks for the compliment, but you're being overly modest.

There were indeed a number of great entries this month (again ), so I have a hard time deciding which story to vote for. I'll go with perigree and Starkers because their perspectives were so alien and intriguing.

I wish I had a third vote to give to our favourite Ferengi's return, though...
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Old July 2 2009, 01:23 AM   #9
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Re: June Challenge Vote--"A Foreign Perspective"

Hmm. This was another tough month--there seem to be many more challengers these days than there used to be.

I could have voted for about half a dozen stories: Mistral, The LoneRedshirt, and Count Zero all wrote really strong entries, for example.

But in the end, I voted for sojourner and perigee--partly because I felt they came closest to meeting the spirit of the challenge. Much closer than I did, anyway.
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Old July 2 2009, 06:28 AM   #10
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Re: June Challenge Vote--"A Foreign Perspective"

Glad to see people voting!

Could a mod please pin this thread? Thanks!
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Old July 2 2009, 09:20 AM   #11
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Re: June Challenge Vote--"A Foreign Perspective"

BrotherBenny wrote: View Post
Mistral and TheLoneRedshirt get my votes this time around.
Thank you, Brother Benny!

Camelopard wrote: View Post
Hmm. This was another tough month--there seem to be many more challengers these days than there used to be.

I could have voted for about half a dozen stories: Mistral, The LoneRedshirt, and Count Zero all wrote really strong entries, for example.

But in the end, I voted for sojourner and perigee--partly because I felt they came closest to meeting the spirit of the challenge. Much closer than I did, anyway.
And again, thanks for considering what I wrote!

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Count Zero, your English is better than mine and English is my first language.
It's better than mine, too. In fact, had the Count not said anything-I'd never have known.
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Old July 4 2009, 10:22 AM   #12
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Camelopard and Mistral, but there were a lot of really good stories
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Old July 4 2009, 05:46 PM   #13
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Re: June Challenge Vote--"A Foreign Perspective"

OK, guys...run-off coming up!

This is exciting!
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Old July 4 2009, 06:09 PM   #14
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Thanks for the vote, TLR.
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Old July 4 2009, 07:36 PM   #15
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Cool, 3 votes on my first try! Thanks!
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