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Reply #50 on: September 26, 2009, 01:27:26 AM
I have received the choices from one of the judges.  The other two ::cough::bdoomed::cough::izzardfan::cough:: have not gotten back to me.

I think we're going to have to go with 2 rounds of voting.

Round 1, everybody gets 3 votes.  Top 5 choices advance to round 2 where everybody only gets one vote.

Polls will go up when I get the top 10 from the other judges.  There could be up to 30 for each category. 

There may not be a prize for Escape Artists in general, as we did not get many submissions for that.  We'll see.  The poll for that category will be 1 vote only, and one of the options will be "none of the above".

Feel free to pester any judges that have been dragging their feet...



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Reply #51 on: September 26, 2009, 03:09:32 AM
sent mine in, gomen.

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


Jason M

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Reply #52 on: September 27, 2009, 03:35:39 PM
Polls are going up.  Assume any grammatical errors are mine.  I did not select any entries, the 3 judges did.  All I did was forward every submission that was received prior to deadline.

Vote for up to 3 choices in round 1.  Top selections will move to round 2 where forumites can vote for 1 entry.  Unless there is a tie, round 2 will determine the winner.

In the Escape Artists poll, you can vote for only 1 and the top selection will be the winner.  None of the above is an option.



Jason M

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Reply #53 on: September 28, 2009, 04:24:27 PM
There were many more submissions.  The polls are merely the combined top 10 lists of our 3 judges.



Jason M

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Reply #54 on: September 29, 2009, 08:36:47 AM
I am removing myself from the Podcastle contest.  I followed the rules that I set forth.  Again, Rachel ends a discussion because she feels it is over.  Sorry, NOBODY else on this forum could get away with that.  I did not even receive a courtesy message explaining what happened.  I will have nothing to do with Podcastle. 

If that means that the rest of EA does not want my assistance, I will forward the names of the people that submitted the entries that have been selected so far.

I'm shutting up now before I cross a line.



Jason M

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Reply #55 on: September 29, 2009, 08:41:41 AM
[mod edit: sorry man, no, I can't allow this.  No malice intended behind this edit, just can't, feel free to PM me :)]

As was pointed out to me, there were 44 total submissions for Podcastle and 10 negative.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2009, 05:16:18 PM by Bdoomed »



izzardfan

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Reply #56 on: September 29, 2009, 10:40:38 AM
I was kind of annoyed that the aforementioned choice was put into final voting, I didn't want it there.

I didn't either, and left out of my top 10 list all of the ones listed above.



Jason M

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Reply #57 on: September 29, 2009, 12:44:41 PM
I was kind of annoyed that the aforementioned choice was put into final voting, I didn't want it there.

I didn't either, and left out of my top 10 list all of the ones listed above.

I mentioned to the judges that if there was an entry they felt should not be publicized to let me know. 



Jason M

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Reply #58 on: September 29, 2009, 01:14:41 PM
Here is the entire list of submissions, I am not revealing authors, and they should not reveal themselves until after the contest is over:


PSEUDOPOD! Putting the 'pod' in podcast.
PSEUDOPOD. Quite possibly the last thing you'll ever hear.


EscapePod - Because Reality is a Crutch for Those Who Can't Cope With Science Fiction
EscapePod - Next Century's Reality, Now in Audio Form
PodCastle - Open the Door Gently, Or She Will Kick You on the Way Out
PodCastle - Give Up Your Ears and Fly
PodCastle - Knock on the Sky and Listen to the Sounds
PodCastle - We Love Food Fights. Just Don't Let the Food Win
PseudoPod - We Got Places to Go and People to Kill
PseudoPod - The Undead Have Risen... And They've got the Munchies
PseudoPod - Something is Coming from Beyond the Stars... And it's Big
PseudoPod - Stay Inside, Lock Your Doors, Bar the Windows, Arm Yourself, Listen to a Story


Escape Pod should be "Listen carefully... it's story time."

 Escape Artists - Trap them between your ears

       Another pea in Escape Pod


"AND DID THOSE FEET, IN ANCIENT TIMEWALK UPON ENGLAND'S MOUNTAINS GREEN?!?"

Pseudopod
The sound of fear (almost certainly already done to death)
The ice in your veins
The splinter in your mind
Maggots for your mind
Beautiful terror
The zombie in your closet
The weekly assault on your sanity
It's what lives under the bed
The definition of darkness
...it's waiting for you.

Escape Pod
Not just spaceships
More than space opera
Not your father's Star Wars/Asimov/whatever
Broaden your event horizons
Think you know sci-fi? Think again.
Get your jetpacks here!
An infinity of possibilities
The future has arrived. Again.
Your lifeboat to Tatooine.
Realizing your quantum possibilities.

Podcastle
Charting the fantastic
Now with 37% less elves!
The Conan of Fantasy Literature. Umm, wait...
No, not that kind of fantasy!!
From the fantastic to the sublime
It's not just about the unicorns
Broadcasting from behind your mind. (WHAT???)
New worlds aborning...
From a strangely familiar place
Fantasy for the now.


If you can get permission from Charles Stross, you really, really need to have an Escape Pod shirt that reads “Brains, fresh brains for baby Jesus!” with a picture of the farm creature from EP206: Rogue Farm.  Put the EP logo on the other side (front or back) from the side with the farm and the quote.

Sometimes, EVIL wears a t-shirt

or

Does this shirt make me look EVIL?

EscapePod:  We bring you to our leaders!
Pseudopod: the Power of Horror Compels You!

Pseudopod: Be afraid.  Be very afraid.
Podcastle:  Dragons and wizards and elves!  Oh, my!
Podcastle:  Magic spoken here!


PodCastle: Another time, another world, right on the internet.


PsuedoPod: So scary it'll turn your iPod white.
PsuedoPod: The podcast that only comes out at night.
PsuedoPod: Your best defense against the zombie invasion
PsuedoPod: I cut off it's head and it still keeps coming.
PsuedoPod: Straight from that old, spooky house down the street


EscapePod: Launching a new story every week.
EscapePod: Set blasters to kill; It's story time.
EscapePod: 3, 2, 1,  Story time
EscapePod: Science Fiction the way it was intended to be
EscapePod: It's not real, …yet.

Escape Artists: SF in three different flavors
 
Escape Pod:
Escapepod--Past, Present, Future and Robots.
Escape from the mundane.
Escapepod--- Geek Therapy.
Get your geek on, Escapepod.
Pseudopod:
Pseudopod...Horror... just the beginning.
Zombies live again of Pseudopod.
Raising Hell on your mp3 player.
Podcastle:
Podcastle where Elves= Fae.
Podcastle The Best of Tolkien and Lewis---Not!
Podcastle, dragonslayers welcome.
Podcastle new school fantasy.
 
Psuedopod--Got Tentacle?
 
Escape Pod, more fun than a barrel of time-travelling monkey-robots

Pseudopod, where ghouls just wanna have fun (or brains)

Podcastle: supporting the dragon rights movement since 2008
 
EscapePod:  The Sound of Science Fiction

Podcastle: Fantasy beyond dragons (though they are welcome, too)

Pseudopod: Stories to make your skin crawl
 
 
Pseudopod: the best in dread from the monsters under your bed through your podcatcher and into your head

Escape Pod: in space, no one can hear your podcast...because you'd be in a vacuum

Podcastle: orcs and elves, living together...mass hysteria
 
Psuedopod: Tentacles with Guranteed 99% less school girls
 
Escape Pod:  The answer to "So what do you do for fun?"
Escape Pod:  Having Fun Done Right.
Escape Pod:  Entertainment that is out of this world.  <--cheesy I know

Pseudopod:  Kill the cheerleader.  Save the horror.
Pseudopod:  Just when you thought it was safe to update your podcatcher

Podcastle:  One podcast, under gods, with fantasy and magic for all
 
Pseudopod:
More harrowing than a pregnancy scare
  
Redrum read well
  

Escape pod:  Where the men are androids and the sheep are electric.
Pseudopod:  I went to hell and all I got was this creepy podcast.
Podcastle:  Saving virgins from Pseudopod
 
Escape Pod:
Watch the skies...the Pods are already here!!
  
Many Bothans died to bring you this podcast.
  

Podcastle:
One Pod to rule them all!
  
Crush your enemies!  See them driven before you!  And hear the narrative fantasies of their men and women!

And since I didn't know we could do it...Escape Pod in general:
We will, we will pod you.
  
Hot Aural Text
 
Pseudopod, the bad news is we've taken over.  The good news is we have pie.
Escapepod, from the world of tomorrow to the puny human mp3 players of today
Podcastle, the fantasy revolution will not be televised, but you can listen to it for free

Or perhaps

Pseudopod, the horror!
Escape Pod, the shiny!
Podcastle, the fantastic!

Or perhaps

Pseudopod, listen or we'll recite razor commercials outside your house at 3am.  In fact, we might do that if you DO listen.
 
Escapepod, listen or we'll strip you naked and throw you out the air lock!

Pseudopod, listen to our podcast or we'll sacrifice you to the Elder Gods.
 
 
Podcastle:  One podcast, under gods, things invisible, with fantasy and magic for all.

Escape Pod:
1.   Escape Pod: So far in the future, they’ve actually figured out how they can believe it’s not butter!
2.   Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse and others with Escape Pod!
3.   The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything is Escape Pod.

Pseudopod:
1.   Pseudopod, evil monsters from the blackness captured in mp3 format!
2.   Little known fact: Listening to Pseudopod decreases your chances of being mauled to death by zombies!
3.   Pseudopod: Just listen, don’t even try to look, you don’t want to see it.
4.   Pseudopod: Picture the blackest black you can think of.  Pseudopod is darker.
5.   The monster in your closet is Pseudopod, and it is waiting for you to fall asleep.

Pod Castle:
1.   And on the 7th day, the Creator said “let there be Pod Castle”, and it was Good.
2.   Pod Castle: Legions of warriors and elves, flocks of dragons, and armies of orcs all captured on your mp3 player!
 
 
Escape Pod It's Story Time
Escape Artists, Have Fun!
Pseudopod I have a story for you and I promise it's true!
 
[Heradel mod-edit: Alright, some of these were just plain attacks on Podcastle and its editors and have been edited out of the list. Sorry, but No.]
 
Pseudopod, the best horror podcast on the internet.
Escapepod, bringing you tomorrow's best SF yesterday.
Podcastle, no chain mail bikinis here!
 
 
Escapepod, our last best hope for SF.
Escapepod, boldly going where no podcast has gone before.
Escapepod, Life, The Universe and Everything
 
Pseudopod, listen or we'll eat your soul.
Pseudopod, meet new, exciting people...and Kill Them.
 
« Last Edit: September 29, 2009, 04:22:56 PM by Heradel »



Russell Nash

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Reply #59 on: September 29, 2009, 02:14:25 PM
My best ones didn't make it to the polls.  Damn it!



Jason M

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Reply #60 on: September 29, 2009, 02:19:15 PM
One of my favorites, though it wouldn't have made a good tagline, was PP, more harrowing than a pregnancy scare.



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Reply #61 on: September 30, 2009, 08:13:18 PM
Hey Guys,

Zathras has asked me to take over the contest and I've agreed to. The current round will end at 9:00PM EST this Friday.

—Heradel

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Reply #62 on: September 30, 2009, 10:45:28 PM
Some of these are fantastic! Is the voting open to the general public or being handled by specific vetters?

Oh, great and mighty Alasdair, Orator Maleficent, He of the Silvered Tongue, guide this humble fangirl past jumping up and down and squeeing upon hearing the greatness of Thy voice.
Oh mighty Mur the Magnificent. I am not worthy.


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Reply #63 on: September 30, 2009, 10:54:28 PM
Some of these are fantastic! Is the voting open to the general public or being handled by specific vetters?

Everyone in the forums should vote!

Facehuggers don't have heads!

Come with me and Journey Into... another fun podcast


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Reply #64 on: October 01, 2009, 11:49:48 AM
Err... sorry all I'm really confused now. We vote how? Coz I thought I already did.


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Reply #65 on: October 01, 2009, 02:18:21 PM
1)  PsuedoPod: Your best defense against the zombie invasion
2) Podcastle new school fantasy.
3) Escape Pod, more fun than a barrel of time-travelling monkey-robots
4) Escapepod, listen or we'll strip you naked and throw you out the air lock!
5) Escape Pod It's Story Time
6) Escape Artists, Have Fun!
7) Podcastle, no chain mail bikinis here!


These were my favorites in numerical order. I also adored the Hot aurel text thing- just didn't see it fitting any specific cast. :(

Oh, great and mighty Alasdair, Orator Maleficent, He of the Silvered Tongue, guide this humble fangirl past jumping up and down and squeeing upon hearing the greatness of Thy voice.
Oh mighty Mur the Magnificent. I am not worthy.


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Reply #66 on: October 01, 2009, 03:07:48 PM
Err... sorry all I'm really confused now. We vote how? Coz I thought I already did.

Eh, if in doubt (especially about the PodCastle poll, although Heradel please correct me if it's also true for the others), feel free to vote again.  We had some, shall we say, technical difficulties with the poll.



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Reply #67 on: October 01, 2009, 03:12:09 PM
Err... sorry all I'm really confused now. We vote how? Coz I thought I already did.

Eh, if in doubt (especially about the PodCastle poll, although Heradel please correct me if it's also true for the others), feel free to vote again.  We had some, shall we say, technical difficulties with the poll.

The first Podcastle poll is defunct, so go to take two to vote ( http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=2911.0 ). All the other polls are open, so please vote.

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Reply #68 on: October 01, 2009, 08:47:27 PM
Yaaay! Voting with buttons is so much fun!

Oh, great and mighty Alasdair, Orator Maleficent, He of the Silvered Tongue, guide this humble fangirl past jumping up and down and squeeing upon hearing the greatness of Thy voice.
Oh mighty Mur the Magnificent. I am not worthy.