April 08 Challenge - The Vote

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Dnoth, Apr 29, 2008.

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April Challenge

Poll closed May 3, 2008.
  1. Captcalhoun - "Sniper: Line of Fire"

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  2. Mistral - "Crystal-Clear Truth"

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  3. RevdKathy - "The Experiment"

    10 vote(s)
    58.8%
  4. RobertScorpio - "Wazzo's Return"

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  5. Xeris - "Tsunami"

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  6. USS Fardell - "An Epic of Linneaic Proportions"

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  7. trampledamage - "Oranges and Lemons"

    10 vote(s)
    58.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Dnoth

    Dnoth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'd like to thank all those who did my rather difficult challenge this month. Here's the vote. You may vote for two stories.

    I set it to close in four days. Hopefully, that's enough time for everyone.
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2008
  2. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    Am I just being too impatient? Does it take a while for a poll to show up in vB?
     
  3. Dnoth

    Dnoth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    No, I was trying to link names in the poll to their stories. Only to find out that poll options can't be more than 100 characters, so I re-did it. I haven't messed with polls before.
     
  4. TheLoneRedshirt

    TheLoneRedshirt Commodore Commodore

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    I went with The Experiment and Tsunami.
     
  5. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    No, neither have I. That seems weirdly restrictive.

    Oh well, time to get deciding :)
     
  6. Dnoth

    Dnoth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The choice was tougher than I thought, but I went with: trampledamage's and Xeris' stories.
     
  7. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    Ho boy... that was a difficult decision!

    I was certain that Mistral's Crystal Clear Truth was my first choice - I don't care if it isn't canonically correct, I liked the story and the science.

    But I could not decide between captcalhoun's Line of Fire and Xeris's Tsunami. In the end I went for captcalhoun's story - mainly because it was a different approach to the challenge, and it was a neat way to get twentieth century weaponry into a fight against Klingons! :techman:
     
  8. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    One of our secret voters has only voted for one story.

    Just thought I'd mention it in case it was a mistake.

    (and thanks for Dnoth and my two secret voters for my votes so far :bolian:)
     
  9. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Damage-thanks. I pretty much said who I was going to vote for-and I did. While I would NEVER risk pissing off our moderator-I have to say Xeris put up an effort truer in some ways to the idea behind the challenge (as I interpreted it.) I think nearly everybody did a great job this time around. No shame to anyone for their efforts(well, except me-still don't know how I blew such a great idea to pieces like that. C'est la vie-I'll come out swinging next month.)
     
  10. Zefram_Cochrane

    Zefram_Cochrane First Faster Than Light Red Shirt

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    That was me, the single voter. I voted for one story because it says you can vote for up to two, not that you had to vote for two.

    -- ZC
     
  11. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    That's cool - I just remembered from a couple of challenges ago, someone hadn't noticed that they could vote for two. So I wanted to be sure it was a deliberate decision.
     
  12. BrotherBenny

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    I voted for The Experiment and Oranges...

    Thanks to those who voted for me
     
  13. mirandafave

    mirandafave Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The Experiment and Oranges were my votes.

    I liked Oranges because it was a simple routine problem but centuries later caught our heroes out.
    But absolutely loved The Experiment - it so a Data thing to do - and Spot is a much underused character.
     
  14. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    Thanks for the comment, mirandafave - glad you liked the story :techman:
     
  15. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

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    kathy and TD.

    thanks for the vote TD!
     
  16. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That was me my first week on the board.:p
     
  17. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    :eek:

    I'm tied for first place!

    Holy cow!

    Wow!

    Thanks Dnoth for making a challenge that forced me to write something different - I guess I should write medical stories more often!

    Thanks for all the comments and votes, folks!


    So, RevdKathy, what now? thumb-wrestle? :techman:
     
  18. Dnoth

    Dnoth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Um...yeah...what you wanna do about that, RevdKathy?
     
  19. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I suggest a write-off. Five sentences forming a complete story. Dnoth picks the subject. What do you think, RevdKathy?
     
  20. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

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    why not a tie-breaker vote where we have to vote for one?

    or, seeing a si got the least votes, i could cast the decider...