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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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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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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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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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Reply #29 on: February 18, 2011, 09:11:13 PM
Charlie Harmer Looks Back [-1]
Get Along Gang [+1]

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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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Reply #31 on: February 19, 2011, 03:56:07 PM
Set Down This [-1]
Wearing the Dead [+1]

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



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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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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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Reply #39 on: February 20, 2011, 01:17:24 AM
My bad. 

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Reply #40 on: February 20, 2011, 03:30:03 AM
+1 The Nimble Men by Glen Hirshberg (210)

-1 The Engine of Desire by Livia Llewellyn (195)



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Reply #41 on: February 20, 2011, 05:04:21 AM
+1 Papa Was a Gypsy by Shannon Celebi (207)

-1 The Engine of Desire by Livia Llewellyn (195)



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Reply #42 on: February 20, 2011, 06:36:19 AM
I'm going to kill off The Tamga and give that point to The Dreaming Way. I'll also help out Deflective by retallying.

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

-2[ 0] The Tamga by Maura McHugh (178)

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Reply #43 on: February 20, 2011, 08:52:28 AM
I believe Papa Was a Gypsy should have gotten +2 rather than +1, putting it at 5 points.

Also wow, why all the hate on Set Down This.  Calling it pointless seems a bit harsh, considering how much interesting discussion there was about it.  With 5 pages of discussion, I don't see how it can be uninteresting.  Now maybe that turns out to not be award-worthy, but you guys seem to have it in for this one hardcore.  I don't know that I actually loved the story, but it is one of those ones I've found myself thinking about day after day and I really think there is a lot to it.  That said, I don't like defending leaders this early in with this type of a game.

Sorry Horror of the Heights, I have to pull a Batman at this point: I won't kill you, but I'm not going to save you either.



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Reply #44 on: February 20, 2011, 03:27:25 PM
Another day, another... something.

Set Down This [-1] (die, STD, die!)

The Hand You're Dealt [+1]

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Reply #45 on: February 20, 2011, 03:36:14 PM
Also wow, why all the hate on Set Down This.  Calling it pointless seems a bit harsh, considering how much interesting discussion there was about it. 


Pointless and insipid.

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Reply #46 on: February 20, 2011, 04:32:26 PM
I believe Papa Was a Gypsy should have gotten +2 rather than +1, putting it at 5 points.

Double checked. It only got +1 between the tallies, and was at 3 last tally.

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Reply #47 on: February 20, 2011, 07:01:36 PM
aye, the math works out.  fonts don't transfer with cut/paste so i've cleaned up the list to make it easier to track, anybody that wants additional story information can find it in the first post.

i had originally wanted to take the point from the horror of the heights and give it to oil of dog, these two stories serve as an excellent example of the difference between speculative fiction that ties itself to a particular moment in time (the early age of flight) and specfic that remains fresh a century after it's written.

but it looks like a little work's needed to keep set down this alive for the top ten and it's worth it.  the footage coming out of egypt & bahrain makes it more relevant than ever and i don't want to see a story generally popular in nominations die early because of a vocal minority.


[ 7] Acceptable Losses (191)
[ 7] The Nimble Men (210)
[ 6] Oil of Dog (200)
[ 6] Is This a Horror Story? (206)
[ 5] Bird in a Wrought Iron Cage (175)
[ 5] Spirit of Nationalism (181)
[ 5] The Dreaming Way (182)
+1[ 5] The Hand You're Dealt (196)
+1[ 4] The Blessed Days (176)
[ 4] Set Down This (197)
[ 4] Papa Was a Gypsy (207)
[ 3] The Dark Level (188)
[ 3] Fading Light (179)
[ 3] The Getalong Gang (180)
[ 3] Her Collection of Intimacy (204)
[ 2] Ankor Sabat (186)
[ 2] Man, You Gotta See This! (215)
[ 2] Turning the Apples (177)
[ 1] The Evil-Eater (208)

-1[ 0] The Engine of Desire (195)
-1[ 0] The Horror of the Heights (200)



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Reply #48 on: February 21, 2011, 01:56:33 AM
i don't want to see a story generally popular in nominations die early because of a vocal minority.

Isn't that what this is all about?? Vocal minorities??


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Reply #49 on: February 21, 2011, 03:26:23 AM
+1 [ 5] Spirit of Nationalism (181)
-1 [ 1] The Evil-Eater (208)

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