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    'Twas but a dream of thee El Jefe MacAllister's Avatar
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    Time to Rock the Vote!

    Okay, folks - voting is easy. Every AWer potentially gets three votes.

    Read the stories posted here (password is holiday)
    Pick your favorites.
    Vote for three different stories.
    PM those three story titles and #s to me.
    Accomplish all this before Thanksgiving Day - November 22, 2012.

    Winners will be announced after Thanksgiving (USian), before December 1st.

    Questions?
    Last edited by MacAllister; 11-08-2012 at 11:43 PM. Reason: facepalm moment over forgetting to put the date for T-day :D
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    practical experience, FTW victoriakmartin's Avatar
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    Are people who submitted stories allowed to vote?
    A Case of Mist & Mirrors progress: 10,317/30,000 (approx).

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    Huh. kkbe's Avatar
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    Are people who submitted stories allowed to vote?
    I think they have to, right Mac? Now I'm thinking some people may read and vote, unaware of contest parameters.

    MacAllister posted this before (assuming nothing's changed. . .)

    CJacobo's Before The Holidays AW Contest

    GUIDELINES
    • Entries must primarily consist of: Dialogue
    • Entries must represent substantial interpersonal conflict
    • Entries must be titled
    • Entries must be 3000 words or less (not including the title)
    • Poetry that otherwise fits the guidelines is totally admissible
    • All genres are welcome.
    Rules
    • Entrants must be members of AW in good standing since at least September 30, 2012 (members who join later than September 30th will not be eligible for this contest). Limit ONE entry per member.
    • Entries will be posted exactly as submitted. Please make sure your spelling and formatting are exactly as you want them before you submit your entry. We will not proofread or edit the entries.
    • All AW members in good standing since at least October 1, 2012, are eligible to vote.
    Entrants must vote to be eligible to win.
    Last edited by kkbe; 11-08-2012 at 05:51 PM.
    From CHERRY:
    Iíd better fix it and not fuck it up and thatís the bottom line: Step up, prick, and fix what you fucked up before itís too late. But itís been ten days and I donít know where he is.

    /my little blog/

    Rep'd by Brent Taylor @ TriadaUS Literary Agency.





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    Great!

    Will cast my votes this weekend, I hope, once things are a bit less hectic around here and I can concentrate.

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    Okay, awesome, I was pretty sure I could. It might be nice to have actual dates up for when American Thanksgiving is for those of us outside the US.
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    Doesn't Google work in Canada?

    Nah, just kidding - you weren't the only one who wondered

    US Thanksgiving Day - Thursday 22nd November
    Last edited by Bufty; 11-08-2012 at 08:52 PM.
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    LOL, I knew I could look it up but I think it might be of more use to have it edited into the first post so people don't have to search for it :P

    Also I had no idea US Thanksgiving could be on a Thursday.
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    And the best part is that we don't have to stand in line in freezing rain for three hours to vote here!

    Last edited by Cella; 11-08-2012 at 11:46 PM. Reason: Ugh, auto correct...
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    'Twas but a dream of thee El Jefe MacAllister's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_paint_the_sky View Post
    LOL, I knew I could look it up but I think it might be of more use to have it edited into the first post so people don't have to search for it :P

    Also I had no idea US Thanksgiving could be on a Thursday.
    Hah - you're absolutely right. How very USian-centric of me. *facepalm* Thanks for the nudge!
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    You're welcome. And don't blame yourself too much, you live in a country that thinks Thanksgiving is in November so it's really to be expected ^_^
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    Getting through them, have two votes, just looking for a third....

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    Took me forever to figure out how my votes would go. Thre were some really great works on here. Well done, all.
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    Let's see what's on special today.. Bufty's Avatar
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    Finally voted - didn't find it easy at all. Quite a variety there.
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    Sent mine too. Hope I sent 'em right...

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    practical experience, FTW VeronicaX's Avatar
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    Voted!

    Very, very hard to choose... But, all stories are great! Be proud of yourself

    Good luck, everyone!

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    I voted.

    'Twas an honor and a privilege, plus I burned 26.5 calories, which means I get to eat that Frito.
    Last edited by kkbe; 11-22-2012 at 01:52 AM.
    From CHERRY:
    Iíd better fix it and not fuck it up and thatís the bottom line: Step up, prick, and fix what you fucked up before itís too late. But itís been ten days and I donít know where he is.

    /my little blog/

    Rep'd by Brent Taylor @ TriadaUS Literary Agency.





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    Travel biologist, piss-poor fluffer quicklime's Avatar
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    everyone who votes for me gets a free puppy!

    Or unicorn!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quicklime View Post
    everyone who votes for me gets a free puppy!

    Or unicorn!!
    Oh really? Pffft.

    Everyone who votes for me each gets a Porche, a house at their favorite vacation spot, a genie in a bottle, unicorns, puppies, kittens: all supplied in the backyard and umbrella drinks in hand by the pool. Tempted? Yes? Vote for me and I'll--

    ...oh wait!

    Never mind.

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    THE BEARD IS BACK, BABY! captain_ryan's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by quicklime View Post
    everyone who votes for me gets a free puppy!

    Or unicorn!!
    Can I have a puppy corn?
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    Eagerly awaiting the results! I'm also really curious about how many votes were cast in total.
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    Vote for me, and you'll get a free PONY (Vermin Supreme reference)

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    Whatever you do, don't vote for me. I'm telling you that you can't. It's not allowed. Don't do it, voting for my story is forbidden.








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    Question

    Night Flyer, how many times did it work on your kids?

    Mac, how much longer? I have stubs for fingernails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quicklime View Post
    everyone who votes for me gets a free puppy!
    Erm, having been on AW for over three years now, and knowing the creative minds that get a little bored sometimes and need a little light relief to fill those pencil-less moments, can I just clarify -- the puppy hasn't been... modified in any way, has it? I mean, it's not a unipup or punicorn, and its... erm, breathing? 'Cause I know what some of the likes of the AW horror lot are like if they got to it first, what they do with puppies and unicorns and anything innocent that's been left wandering about (I've been sent some scary, scary pictures!!).



    P.s., will accept German Shepard puppydragons for votes.

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    *taps fingers*

    ...

    *checks watch*

    ...

    *observes puppies shaped like unicorns balancing on kittie tails*

    ...

    Oh man, where is that Mac guy?

    ...

    *stuffs face with the most unhealthy food while waiting*

    Well, if I don't win, I'll volunteer as the next "Supersize Me!" (...Or not.)

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