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Father Beast

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on: October 13, 2012, 12:31:58 AM
This is where I track the results of How the contest would go if I were the only one voting. Obviously, there would be no tie breakers. Otherwise, I am mostly following the schedule that is in place on the forum. That is to say, I won't vote on a group until the time for it comes on the forums also.

As for randomizing the groups in the semi-finals, I think I will pull names out of a bowl or something. Obviously, I can't check to see if a writer is competing against himself, so that will just have to be a possibility.

I expect to find this interesting. When I did this in the last flash fiction contest a couple of years ago, the ones that ended up in my finals were an entirely different group than what ended up in the finals in the forum. I guess there's no accounting for taste....


That said, I now have the results for the first 10 groups, as I voted, in no particular order:
Group 1
Crime Time
Observing Life
Patient

Group 2
Are You Experienced
Midsummer Crossing
Order Is For The Bees

Group 3
Abomination
In Her Image
Pax Synthetica

Group 4
Accord And Discord
Racial Prejudice
The Shallows

Group 5
Returning Home
Saturday Morning
The Stars Below

Group 6
The Future Is Set
Jacob Thorne And The Time Traveler
The Next Machine

Group 7
Extracts From The Parahistorical...
Home Sweet Mars
With The Wind

Group 8
Life Sentence
Loser
The Talk

Group 9
Perfect Match
Revolver
Souvenir at the Edge of Space

Group 10
Autumn Leaves
The Man In The Elevator
Moving Out


Second Chance Round
The Helpdesk
Undead And Uncool


Semifinal 1
The Helpdesk
Undead And Uncool

Semifinal 2
Order Is For The Bees
Loser

Semifinal 3
Are You Experienced
Life Sentence

Semifinal 4
Observing Life
The Future Is Set


I am also curious as to whether any of you is keeping track of their own votes in some kind of "what if" manner, and if so, what the results are.
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Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 12:57:22 AM
I love it!



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Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 04:02:37 AM
Nice to see I'm still hanging on in the Shadow Polls, too.  Thanks! :D

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Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 11:38:16 AM
So proud my failed story got one of your votes. :)



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Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 12:00:31 PM
So proud my failed story got one of your votes. :)

We'll have to see how it does in the shadow semifinals.  ;)



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Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 03:38:51 PM
Sweet, both of my stories got your vote!  We are friends now.



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Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 02:56:56 PM
After much agonizing, I have made my choices in the shadow second chance round (as well as voted in the official second chance round).

However, I will wait until the results are in for the official second chance round before posting my results for the shadow version.



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Reply #7 on: October 18, 2012, 06:20:56 PM
The second chance Shadow Voting is done, and the winners from my votes are:

The Helpdesk

Undead And Uncool

These are now folde3d into the semifinals Shadow Voting.



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Reply #8 on: October 19, 2012, 01:17:10 PM
I am starting to review my own first semifinal, although due to the randomizing, it won't necessarily have any resemblance to the groupings in the official semifinals.

Nevertheless, the stories in the first semifinal group are:

Undead And Uncool
Moving Out
With The Wind
Midsummer Crossing
Souvenir At The Edge Of Space
The Helpdesk
Jacob Thorne And The Time Traveler
Perfect Match

And I will Post my choices from this group when the official semifinal 1 closes



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Reply #9 on: October 20, 2012, 12:49:53 PM
The stories in the second Shadow semifinal group are:
Loser
Autumn Leaves
Revolver
Pax Synthetica
The Talk
Patient
Order Is For The Bees
Home Sweet Mars

And so it continues....



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Reply #10 on: October 21, 2012, 12:43:38 PM
The Stories in the Third Shadow semifinal are:

The Man In The Elevator
Are You Experienced
The Stars Below
The Shallows
The Next Machine
Abomination
Life Sentence
Returning Home

One More group to go, tomorrow. The the results start coming in.



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Reply #11 on: October 22, 2012, 12:45:05 PM
And finally, the stories in the Fourth Shadow semifinal are:

The Future Is Set
Crime Time
Accord And Discord
In Her Image
Extracts from the Parahistorical Literature Review, Volume 1 (Fall 2026)
Saturday Morning
Observing Life
Racial Prejudice

So now we have to wait for the voting to close on these....



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Reply #12 on: October 24, 2012, 08:01:32 PM
So who did you vote for in Semi-finals group 1?  ;)



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Reply #13 on: October 25, 2012, 01:47:20 PM
So who did you vote for in Semi-finals group 1?  ;)

Because the semifinals are randomized instead of Pyramidal, the shadow semifinals have the stories in different groups than the Official forum semifinals. Because of this, I have decided to wait until all the semifinals are done and then reveal the results of all of them at once. I think that will be Saturday morning (no relation to the story).



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Reply #14 on: October 28, 2012, 06:34:35 PM
The results in the Father Beast shadow semifinals are:

Semifinal 1
The Helpdesk
Undead And Uncool

Semifinal 2
Order Is For The Bees
Loser

Semifinal 3
Are You Experienced
Life Sentence

Semifinal 4
Observing Life
The Future Is Set

I think I'm not too far different from the official forum results.



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Reply #15 on: October 28, 2012, 06:58:34 PM
Well, exactly half of your finalists overlap with the real finalists (regardless of the tiebreaker outcome). Whether or not you can consider that particularly different sort of depends on what your expectation was.



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Reply #16 on: October 28, 2012, 11:04:30 PM
Well, exactly half of your finalists overlap with the real finalists (regardless of the tiebreaker outcome). Whether or not you can consider that particularly different sort of depends on what your expectation was.
a couple of years ago, I think my Finalists had a single story in common with those the forum picked.

Back then, I also thought one of my stories should make the Finals. Not so this time.



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Reply #17 on: November 06, 2012, 12:21:13 PM
And the winners of the Father Beast Shadow voting are:

Life Sentence
The Future Is Set
Loser



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Reply #18 on: November 13, 2012, 11:14:49 PM
W00t; so in the alternate universe where Father Beast is the only voter, I came out a finalist? How appropriate.  ;)

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