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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #200 on: March 22, 2011, 01:26:56 PM »
[20] Oil of Dog (200)
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[ 2] Acceptable Losses (191)
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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #201 on: March 23, 2011, 10:03:27 AM »
[20] Oil of Dog (200)
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[ 2] Acceptable Losses (191)

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #202 on: March 23, 2011, 12:32:13 PM »
the final rankings seems pretty obvious now, but maybe there's a voting block out there just biding their time for the final sprint.

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-1[ 1] Papa Was a Gypsy (207)

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #203 on: March 23, 2011, 12:33:42 PM »
+1[22] Oil of Dog (200)
[12] The Nimble Men (210)
[ 1] Papa Was a Gypsy (207)

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #204 on: March 23, 2011, 04:20:14 PM »
-1[21] Oil of Dog (200)
+1[13] The Nimble Men (210)
[ 1] Papa Was a Gypsy (207)

Just for the principle.  Jeez I slack off or a couple days and Nimble Men gets no respect.  The Slaughterhouse is definately a game of endurance.  You have to be pretty diligent.
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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #205 on: March 23, 2011, 05:03:38 PM »
[21] Oil of Dog (200)
+1[14] The Nimble Men (210)
-1[ 0] Papa Was a Gypsy (207)

I'm out. I'm happy with whichever of these win. Nimble Men is a classicly inspired ghost story with compelling characters. Oil of Dog definately bowled me over, and has me looking for a reasonable priced collection of Bierce.
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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #206 on: March 24, 2011, 10:08:59 AM »
now slaughterhouse becomes a true abattoir.

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #207 on: March 25, 2011, 10:20:32 AM »
guys?  guys?!  fine, just leave me here to do the work...

if no one takes up the cause of the nimble men today i'm going to declare oil of dog the winner.  people will have a few days to contest it but i don't see any reason to drag the gruesome details out over a week.

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #208 on: March 25, 2011, 03:55:55 PM »
I'd be fine with that. PseudoPod succeeded in making me break down and buy the full collection of Ambrose Bierce short stories.
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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #209 on: March 26, 2011, 10:08:20 AM »
i give you the top ten stories of 2010, chosen by trial. 

 1) Oil of Dog by Ambrose Bierce (200)
 2) The Nimble Men by Glen Hirshberg (210)
 3) Papa Was a Gypsy by Shannon Celebi (207)
 4) Acceptable Losses by Simon Wood (191)
 5) The Dreaming Way by Jim Bihyeh (182)
 6) Her Collection of Intimacy by Paul Haines (204)
 7) Set Down This by Lavie Tidhar (197)
 8) Bird in a Wrought Iron Cage by John Alfred Taylor (175)
 8) The Dark Level by John F.D. Taff (188)
10) Is This a Horror Story? by Scott Edelman (206)

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #210 on: March 26, 2011, 10:43:15 AM »
i give you the top ten stories of 2010, chosen by trial. 

 1) Oil of Dog by Ambrose Bierce (200)
 2) The Nimble Men by Glen Hirshberg (210)
 3) Papa Was a Gypsy by Shannon Celebi (207)
 4) Acceptable Losses by Simon Wood (191)
 5) The Dreaming Way by Jim Bihyeh (182)
 6) Her Collection of Intimacy by Paul Haines (204)
 7) Set Down This by Lavie Tidhar (197)
 8) Bird in a Wrought Iron Cage by John Alfred Taylor (175)
 8) The Dark Level by John F.D. Taff (188)
10) Is This a Horror Story? by Scott Edelman (206)

That "Set Down This" is on the list at all, invalidates the whole thing.
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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #211 on: March 26, 2011, 11:00:43 AM »
it invalidates your whole face!

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #212 on: March 26, 2011, 11:37:38 AM »
it invalidates your whole face!

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #213 on: March 26, 2011, 02:28:03 PM »
it invalidates your whole face!

Use caution. That face has some extra body parts grafted to it.


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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #214 on: March 26, 2011, 07:20:07 PM »
i give you the top ten stories of 2010, chosen by trial. 

 1) Oil of Dog by Ambrose Bierce (200)
 2) The Nimble Men by Glen Hirshberg (210)
 3) Papa Was a Gypsy by Shannon Celebi (207)
 4) Acceptable Losses by Simon Wood (191)
 5) The Dreaming Way by Jim Bihyeh (182)
 6) Her Collection of Intimacy by Paul Haines (204)
 7) Set Down This by Lavie Tidhar (197)
 8) Bird in a Wrought Iron Cage by John Alfred Taylor (175)
 8) The Dark Level by John F.D. Taff (188)
10) Is This a Horror Story? by Scott Edelman (206)

That "Set Down This" is on the list at all, invalidates the whole thing.

dude, seriously, we all get that you didn't like this story. but this whole thing was a quasi-democratic process. clearly of the people playing, enough of them thought 'Set This Down' was a good enough story for it to end up in the top ten. Your vehement dislike for it does not make the entire process invalid. No-one didn't ask for your top ten, the point was for the community (or a small portion of it, anyway) to decide the top ten in a slightly different way than simply voting for favourite stories. You're well within your rights to disagree, i personally would have liked to have seen Spirit of Nationalism up there because I loved that story, but I'm not saying that its absence invalidated the process.

Fiction is personal and individual; what one person likes, other people will hate. Please accept this and stop acting like a child. Your opinion is not fact, you have every right to dislike something, but you cannot say that a quasi-democratic process is invalid because the majority of people taking part in that process disagree with your opinion.

for the record, I didn't take part because I was still working through the archive for 2010, so I hadn't listened to all the stories on the list. I didn't take part in nominating for the polls either for the same reason.

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #215 on: April 01, 2011, 01:17:28 PM »
Fiction is personal and individual; what one person likes, other people will hate. Please accept this and stop acting like a child. Your opinion is not fact, you have every right to dislike something, but you cannot say that a quasi-democratic process is invalid because the majority of people taking part in that process disagree with your opinion.

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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #216 on: April 01, 2011, 02:30:29 PM »
for the record, I didn't take part because I was still working through the archive for 2010, so I hadn't listened to all the stories on the list. I didn't take part in nominating for the polls either for the same reason.

That's your call. When I made my nominations I was about 75% complete on 2010, but I had heard enough stories to pick the three best of those I also hadn't consumed all the stories on the slaughterhouse list, I just avoided making moves for or against stories that I hadn't listened to. Also, the "best of" lists helped me to focus what to move up in my queue.
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Re: slaughterhouse 10
« Reply #217 on: April 01, 2011, 07:49:18 PM »
each to their own.