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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2011, 01:49:21 AM »
OK. Not sure I'm allowed to do this, but I'd like to save Corvus Curse from an early demise by giving it +1, to the detriment of Wearing The Dead.

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2011, 02:33:17 AM »
sorry, dead's dead.
there ain't no coming back.

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2011, 03:48:31 AM »
Yeah, what is this, horror or something?

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2011, 05:22:09 AM »
Okay, new day.  I'd like to take one from The Moon and the Mesa [-1]
and add one to The Blessed Days [+1].

I can't let one of the few stories that actually had me creeped out die so easily.
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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2011, 04:02:05 PM »
We're going to take from a rat in Learning to Fly and give to a Bird in a Wrought Iron Cage. Kids do love their pets.
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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2011, 04:15:56 PM »
there were a couple stories i was sorry to see go but i expect the high mortality to continue for several more days until we winnow it down to a dozen or so.

i knock off the snow-white heart (don't remember the story) in favour of acceptable losses (i spent a lot of time picking apart its logic but, in this case, that just means i thought it was worth spending time on).

+1[ 7] Acceptable Losses by Simon Wood (191)
[ 6] Set Down This by Lavie Tidhar (197)
[ 5] Spirit of Nationalism by Richard Marsden (181)
[ 5] Oil of Dog by Ambrose Bierce (200)
[ 5] Is This a Horror Story? by Scott Edelman (206)
[ 5] The Nimble Men by Glen Hirshberg (210)
+1[ 4] Bird in a Wrought Iron Cage by John Alfred Taylor (175)
[ 4] The Dreaming Way by Jim Bihyeh (182)
+1[ 3] Fading Light by Simon Strantzas (179)
[ 3] The Dark Level by John F.D. Taff (188)
[ 3] The Engine of Desire by Livia Llewellyn (195)
+1[ 3] The Hand You're Dealt by Frank Oreto (196)
[ 2] The Blessed Days by Mike Allen (176)
[ 2] Turning the Apples by Tina Connolly (177)
[ 2] The Tamga by Maura McHugh (178)
[ 2] The Getalong Gang by Barrie Darke (180)
[ 2] Charlie Harmer Looks Back by Brendan Detzner (185)
+1[ 2] Ankor Sabat by C. Deskin Rink (186)
[ 2] The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (200)
[ 2] Her Collection of Intimacy by Paul Haines (204)
[ 2] The Evil-Eater by Peadar Ó Guilín (208)
[ 2] Papa Was a Gypsy by Shannon Celebi (207)
[ 2] Man, You Gotta See This! by Tony Richards (215)
[ 1] Wearing the Dead by Alan Smale (190)
-1[ 1] The Moon and the Mesa by Daniel Braum (219)


-1[ 0] Learning to Fly by Garth Upshaw (183)
-1[ 0] Broken Bough by Daniel I. Russell (199)
-1[ 0] Corvus Curse by Barry J. Northern (209)
-1[ 0] The Snow-White Heart by Marie Brennan (218)
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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2011, 04:10:41 PM »
knocked one off of the evil-eater (generally passable story, just not best-of material) in favour of oil of dog (there's something about the story having a little age to it that makes it so much better).

[ 7] Acceptable Losses by Simon Wood (191)
[ 6] Set Down This by Lavie Tidhar (197)
+1[ 6] Oil of Dog by Ambrose Bierce (200)
[ 5] Spirit of Nationalism by Richard Marsden (181)
[ 5] Is This a Horror Story? by Scott Edelman (206)
[ 5] The Nimble Men by Glen Hirshberg (210)
[ 4] Bird in a Wrought Iron Cage by John Alfred Taylor (175)
[ 4] The Dreaming Way by Jim Bihyeh (182)
[ 3] Fading Light by Simon Strantzas (179)
[ 3] The Dark Level by John F.D. Taff (188)
[ 3] The Engine of Desire by Livia Llewellyn (195)
[ 3] The Hand You're Dealt by Frank Oreto (196)
[ 2] The Blessed Days by Mike Allen (176)
[ 2] Turning the Apples by Tina Connolly (177)
[ 2] The Tamga by Maura McHugh (178)
[ 2] The Getalong Gang by Barrie Darke (180)
[ 2] Charlie Harmer Looks Back by Brendan Detzner (185)
[ 2] Ankor Sabat by C. Deskin Rink (186)
[ 2] The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (200)
[ 2] Her Collection of Intimacy by Paul Haines (204)
[ 2] Papa Was a Gypsy by Shannon Celebi (207)
[ 2] Man, You Gotta See This! by Tony Richards (215)
[ 1] Wearing the Dead by Alan Smale (190)
-1[ 1] The Evil-Eater by Peadar Ó Guilín (208)
[ 1] The Moon and the Mesa by Daniel Braum (219)

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2011, 04:25:30 PM »
I'd like to knock off The Moon and the Mesa today. [-1]
And we'll put the point onto Papa was a Gypsy [+1]

I must admit, I don't really see the point of buffing up all the current leaders with this many stories still in the field.  I love Oil of Dog, for example.  I think it might be the one I want to win.  But it is currently up with the leaders.  So I look to knock off the weak and vulnerable, and protect the more vulnerable ones that I enjoyed.

I may prefer Oil of Dog to Papa was a Gypsy, but I do love a good murder chain-reaction and I like Papa so much more than the other currently 2-point stories.  So I'd rather the finals be all stories I at least liked. 

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2011, 07:17:10 PM »
...I can't believe I overlooked one of the most pointless and insipid stories ever to run on PP! Dock a point from "Set Down This" and put it to "The Hand You're Dealt".
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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2011, 09:11:13 PM »
Charlie Harmer Looks Back [-1]
Get Along Gang [+1]

I'll take a well crafted journey into crazy over ghost redemption.
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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2011, 05:26:20 AM »
New Day, I'd like to finish off Wearing the Dead [-1] because that is just gross.
Unlike bleeding out all over your sheets every night, which sounds romantic, The Blessed Days [+1]

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2011, 03:56:07 PM »
Set Down This [-1]
Wearing the Dead [+1]
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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2011, 04:19:39 PM »
Set Down This [-1]
Wearing the Dead [+1]

I don't think that's a valid move, since wearing the dead was killed in the previous move.

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2011, 04:57:13 PM »
aye, sorry Millenium_King.  the points take effect immediately even though the list is only posted once a day.  hopefully, once the list is down to a manageable ten or fifteen stories, everyone will track their own changes and it will be obvious which stories are still alive.

i've killed off Charlie Harmer looks back (dead man walking anyway) in favour of set down this (this way i don't have to track its point change, yay!)

[ 7] Acceptable Losses by Simon Wood (191)
[ 6] Set Down This by Lavie Tidhar (197)
[ 6] Oil of Dog by Ambrose Bierce (200)
[ 5] Spirit of Nationalism by Richard Marsden (181)
[ 5] Is This a Horror Story? by Scott Edelman (206)
[ 5] The Nimble Men by Glen Hirshberg (210)
[ 4] Bird in a Wrought Iron Cage by John Alfred Taylor (175)
[ 4] The Dreaming Way by Jim Bihyeh (182)
+1[ 4] The Hand You're Dealt by Frank Oreto (196)
+1[ 3] The Blessed Days by Mike Allen (176)
[ 3] Fading Light by Simon Strantzas (179)
+1[ 3] The Getalong Gang by Barrie Darke (180)
[ 3] The Dark Level by John F.D. Taff (188)
[ 3] The Engine of Desire by Livia Llewellyn (195)
+1[ 3] Papa Was a Gypsy by Shannon Celebi (207)
[ 2] Turning the Apples by Tina Connolly (177)
[ 2] The Tamga by Maura McHugh (178)
[ 2] Ankor Sabat by C. Deskin Rink (186)
[ 2] The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (200)
[ 2] Her Collection of Intimacy by Paul Haines (204)
[ 2] Man, You Gotta See This! by Tony Richards (215)
[ 1] The Evil-Eater by Peadar Ó Guilín (208)


-2[ 0] Charlie Harmer Looks Back by Brendan Detzner (185)
-1[ 0] Wearing the Dead by Alan Smale (190)
-1[ 0] The Moon and the Mesa by Daniel Braum (219)
 

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2011, 05:10:35 PM »
i've killed off Charlie Harmer looks back (dead man walking anyway) in favour of set down this (this way i don't have to track its point change, yay!)
 

Now that is reasoning I can get behind.

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2011, 06:27:09 PM »
I'm going to give one more point to Her collection of intimacy, at the expense of the horror of the heights.

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2011, 08:23:31 PM »
Give one to The Nimble Men, taken from The Tamga.

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2011, 10:05:18 PM »
Another day, another... something.

Set Down This [-1] (yeah, I have it in for this one.)

The Hand You're Dealt [+1]
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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2011, 11:03:45 PM »
Clearly, The Hand You're Dealt [-1] deserves to be a Bird in a Wrought Iron Cage [+1]
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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2011, 01:17:24 AM »
My bad. 

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