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Short Stories Contest #8: Winners!

Title Twisters Winners Short Story Contest

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#1 Offline Velox

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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 02:57 AM

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Judged Winners - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -------------- - - -- -- - Polled WinnersFirst Place: #39: Fractures - by GSR - - - ------------- - ---- - - - -- - - -First Place: #37: Ignition - by Legolover-361Second Place: #28: All Our Sins Remembered - by Aderia: Toa of Ducklings - - - - - Second Place: #25: Divided We Fall - by Grant-SudThird Place: #2: The Coming of the Toa - by Tolkien - - -- - --- - - ---- - ----- - - Third Place: #16: Dreams of Darkness - by Riisiing Moon

--------------------------------------------------------------------------[Poll Topic]Honorable Mentions[in order of entry, not rank]

#6: 12.5 - by Shyyrn

#11: Deep into Darkness - by cap'n k#12: The Exile's Tale - by Nuile: Crazy Writer

#18: What Lurks Below - by Inferna Firesword

#24: Showdown - by Taipu1

#33: Rebirth - by Peach 00

Prizes: GSR, Aderia, Tolkien, Legolover-361, Grant Sud, and Riisiing Moon will receive prototypes, courtesy of Black Six, along with, of course, eternal fame and glory.Next, I'd like to give a huge thank-you to our contest judges:-Nuju Metru-Lloyd: the White Wolf-Tolkien-Snoopy82-xccj-Tre Cool-Toa of Dancing-Eeko-55555-VeloxThey were all extremely awesome, and I'm so thankful that we were able to get all our results in so quick.Additionally, I'd like to give an enormous thank-you shout-out to 55555, Ziko, Friar Tuck, xccj, and Nuju Metru who were incredibly helpful throughout this contest and in planning this contest.Lastly, I'd like to thank everyone who participated in this contest. I hope you'll forgive a few hiccups that we had, and 55555 and I definitely have learned from this and hope to make future contests even better. Congrats to all, thank you again, and we'll see you again soon!Posted Image

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#2 Offline Erebus

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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 03:25 AM

Congratulations to the winners. The prototype pieces are a great prize. :)
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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 03:32 AM

I didn't give you guys any help; you always did the exact opposite of what I suggested. :PAnyway, there were some really good stories here, and the winners are all worthy of their titles. Congratulations!:music:
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#4 Offline Shyyrn

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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 04:04 AM

I won honorable mention! This is a great honor. :)Props to the winners. I read a bunch of the stories, and I enjoyed them a lot--I can see why they won. Enjoy your pieces!Thank you, judges, for appraising my work and judging it worthy. Perhaps now I will flesh it out and actually explain what happens to the characters. :PThank you again,Shyyrn
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#5 Offline Tekulo in the Green

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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 05:04 AM

Yes! I was hoping to see Aderia's entry up here! Good to see she got second. ^^Well, I didn't win anything, but I still had loads of fun with this contest (considering I posted my first ever short story into this contest, I'm not at all surprised. Even so, I got a good deal of feedback for my story and one very, very helpful review from the SSCC). I'll see you guys around the Short Story forum. ^^Anyway, it looks like I've got some good reading ahead of me. Congratulations again to the winners! =D
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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 09:47 AM

Congrats to my good friend Legolover-361 for winning the people's choice! :biggrin:
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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 10:56 AM

Not even a mention for the losing people's choice contestants? Bah. :P Anyway, I haven't actually read the first and second place judged winners from start to finish, so I'll have to get around to that. Congrats to all final placers! Such an awesome contest, with such open options for stories and such a huge number of entries. I'm a bit confused about a couple entries that didn't make the polls, judge choice, or honorable mentions, but hey, there were a lot of entries. They can't all be winners. :PAgain, good job to basically everyone who made that top post there! (Plus Cederak and Sumiki. Just 'cause. :P)
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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 11:14 AM

Well done to the winners; glad to see Aderia's All Our Sins Remembered in second place, and Grant-Sud's Divided We Fall also in second place.-ibrow
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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 12:17 PM

Congrats to the winners, they definitely deserve their places. ^_^ *raises glass of sparkling cider in toast*
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And with glasses high / We raised a cry / For freedom had arrived
 
On the day the wall came down / The ship of fools had finally run aground
Promises lit up the night / Like paper doves in flight
 
I dreamed you had left my side / No warmth, not even pride remained
And even though you needed me / It was clear that I could not do a thing for you
 
Now life devalues day by day / As friends and neighbors turn away
And there's a change that even with regret / Cannot be undone
 
Now frontiers shift like desert sands / While nations wash their bloodied hands
Of loyalty, of history / In shades of grey
 
I woke to the sound of drums / The music played, the morning sun streamed in
I turned and I looked at you / And all but the bitter residues slipped away
 
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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 12:44 PM

Congratulations to all the winners. You had some great entries - I was glad to come in tied for fifth in the People's Choice Poll. It was fun - hopefully there will be another SSC sometime very soon. :)
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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 12:48 PM

I'm shocked. I didn't think I'd rank anywhere on here. :oCongrats, everyone!-Inferna
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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 12:59 PM

Congrats to all the winners! :DI had a blast reading and judging your entries, even though it took several hours. :P
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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 01:07 PM

Yes, Honourable mention! That is the best I've ever done in any contest, ever. :D
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#14 Offline Legolover-361

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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 01:47 PM

I feel honored to have placed so high in this competition, especially among plenty of well-written entries. Thank you, judges, for deeming my story worthy of the People's Choice poll, and thank you, voters and reviewers, for reading and enjoying it. I greatly enjoyed writing my entry and am glad to see my enjoyment translated into a great story.I would like to offer a great congratulations to the other People's Choices and the Judge's Choices -- I read all those stories, and they were great. A somewhat quieter but no less well-meaning congratulations to the Honorable Mentions; remember that even though you didn't win here, there's always next contest. Lastly, to all entrants, good luck in your future writing endeavors.
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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 01:57 PM

Congratulations! Enjoy your eternal fame and glory (and those other prizes, I guess =P).
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#16 Offline Toa of Dancing

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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 02:08 PM

Well, my favorite three all placed, so I'm happy. Good job guys. And thanks for thanking us, Velox. XD
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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 02:36 PM

First off, I swore there were three really good stories missing from the Public Polls. I had a feeling they'd make a reappearance and they did. :3All three of the Judges Winners are excellent tales, but unfortunately I haven't completely finished The Coming of the Toa. Fractures and All Our Sins Remembered were easily the most original plots.I don't think I've seen another Short Story that portrays Tren Krom so well, and the writing style is on par with Tolkien's. It's overall meaning of fate, and the flowing plot, deserves the top spot, so congratulations!As for Aderia's you can feel the turmoil of the main Toa as the story goes on. What was probably the best thing though, and I don't mean to spoil anything, but what threw me off was that these mental manifestations ended up becoming something real. It wasn't just an evil he fought in himself, but something he had to handle physically and imo that's what really set the story apart.I'm going to get to Tolkien's as well, and I don't mean to leave him out. What I've read so far is excellent.I'm glad to see a few honorable mentions that I had my eye on from the beginning. My only disappointment was the fact that Hanging by a Thread by Elzy, didn't make it on that list. It's a great story and written well. ^_^ Also for the honor mention 12.5, I'm singling it out forthe chosen title and plot which were just flippin unique. Very glad that one was mentioned as well.All That Glitters, All Our Sins Remembered and To Trap a Tahnok were also excellent entries that made it into the public polls, and no one should forget that. :)Besides that, the contest was a blast and hopefully we'll all be able to do it again soon! Congrats everyone!

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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 06:32 PM

I HATE YOU REALITY.Anyway, congratulations to the winners ^^Maybe next time for me.
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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 06:50 PM

whwhwhawhawhatUm. Wow. Thank you! To be honest, I felt bad about not having time to revise my entry as much as I would have liked before submitting (in fact I was thinking about taking it down until such time as I can), and I felt a lot of the other fics were really good (even if I didn't have time to read them all), so this is a really big surprise. Congratulations to all the other winners as well!

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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 07:02 PM

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Posted Dec 18 2011 - 07:05 PM

Out of idle curiosity, how did the judges rank all the entries? Also, would I be right in assuming I can now edit out any typos in my story?
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Posted Dec 19 2011 - 10:29 AM

Congrats to the winners and honorable mentions!Even though I didn't vote for it, I think Ignition definitely deserved to win. I'm going to need to read Fractures now, though, just to see what it is like.-TNTOS-
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