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maestrowork
09-21-2005, 11:56 AM
The Results are in!!!!

After carefully tallying the votes (31 people voted -- pitiful, I say) three times, with the help of the advance technology that is Excel...

The finalists are (in alphabetical order):


(da dum dum.....)






alaskamatt17
Dawno
prosperitySue
robeiae



Congratulations!!!! These four contestants would advance to the next round. Watch for more information.


Unfortunately, we have a five-way tie for the fifth slot. These people are:

ChunkyC
maestrowork
msQTpi
paprikapink
Unique


As noted before, we will have a quick sudden death round to determine the fifth finalist.

Here's the deal. Instead of asking for new material... We will have a sudden death "re-vote" for the following entries ONLY...

#6 -- Unique (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=301658&postcount=6)
#27 -- maestrowork (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=307569&postcount=27)
#30 -- ChunkyC (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=307826&postcount=30)
#31 -- msQTpi (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=308138&postcount=31)
#32 -- paprikapink (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=311781&postcount=32)


Please go over these entries and vote for your favorite.

ONE vote per person only. And only vote for ONE entry.


DEADLINE for sudden death: Thursday at 12:00 NOON ET

Send your votes (please only vote for one entry) to maestrowork (at) gmail (dot) com.


Good luck!

JennaGlatzer
09-21-2005, 01:14 PM
Add this link to the calendar announcement! You didn't tell people where to vote... just an abstract "vote now" order. ;)

And how in the world am I going to choose just one of those five? They're all so... so... purple!

CONGRATS TO THE TOP FOUR!

aruna
09-21-2005, 02:01 PM
alaskamatt17
Dawno
prosperitySue
robeiae







Congratulations to the four finalists! They're all brilliant....
Guess I'll have to resort to the hat again! ;)

jdkiggins
09-21-2005, 04:02 PM
Congrats to the four!

alaskamatt17
Dawno
prosperitySue
robeiae

Good luck to all in fifth place. :)

Unique
09-21-2005, 04:33 PM
Congratulations to the four finalists! They're all brilliant....
Guess I'll have to resort to the hat again! ;)


Congratulations! (see me toasting you here with a full glass of Welch's*sparkling* grape juice) Glug, glug.....)

Now where in the world can I get a four sided quarter?

Dawno
09-21-2005, 05:13 PM
I'm a finalist?? :faint:


And congratulations to the other 3, soon to be 4 finalists.

The next round is still purple, right? My favorite color is green, so that would be ok. Just not orange, that color makes me look jaundiced.

robeiae
09-21-2005, 05:18 PM
My favorite color is green, so that would be ok. Just not orange, that color makes me look jaundiced.
And green makes you look...Irish?

Rob :)

robeiae
09-21-2005, 05:34 PM
Hey Ray, I have a question. Is this rule in play:

- if the tied entries belong to the same person, it will count as one. The next person with the most votes will advance to the second ground
The reason I ask is because some of those in the tied group have more than one entry, yet I now can only vote for one of their entries--and the one that is indicated is not the one I voted for in round one.

Rob :)

Dawno
09-21-2005, 05:35 PM
And green makes you look...Irish?

Rob :)

Not really. It's just my favorite color ever since my great-grandfather colored with me as a child and would only use the green crayon.

maestrowork
09-21-2005, 05:56 PM
Hey Ray, I have a question. Is this rule in play:

The reason I ask is because some of those in the tied group have more than one entry, yet I now can only vote for one of their entries--and the one that is indicated is not the one I voted for in round one.

Rob :)

I thought about letting people vote for all the entries by the five people, but it seems complicated, also seems to put some people at a disadvantage (for example, Unique has only one, but maestrowork has 4). I think this is more fair since these ARE the five entries that "tie" for fifth. They don't belong to the same person. So I think this will work.

There's no reason (and I am not condoning this) why you can't read ALL their entries and vote for the person you think wrote the best piece... but for the sake of the contest, I would say just stick with the five entries that tie for fifth... (remember, we are not voting for person... we are voting for the entries... it just so happened that the five remaining entries belong to five different people).

robeiae
09-21-2005, 07:29 PM
...but for the sake of the contest, I would say just stick with the five entries that tie for fifth... (remember, we are not voting for person... we are voting for the entries... it just so happened that the five remaining entries belong to five different people).
Good enough!! Thanks!

Rob :)

Alphabet
09-21-2005, 07:53 PM
Well I may be a dyed in the wool writer but at least I now know my colour isn't purple - shame really, purple is my favourite colour.

Well done to all those who got through and good luck to all those still at the gate.

paprikapink
09-21-2005, 09:20 PM
Congratulations, Top Four!
Hey, nice crowd to be in, Tied Five!

A five-way tie for fifth place.... If I weren't in there with such fine company, I'm not sure I'd want to brag to my kids about this. Hah. To heck with my kids. I'm tickled purple!

Okay, now I'm going to go reread the entries. I hope I can ever find this thread again. I don't even know where I am.

Yeshanu
09-21-2005, 09:27 PM
I'm a finalist?? :faint:

After reading your travel diary, Dawno, I'm really not surprised... :tongue

ProsperitySue
09-21-2005, 10:39 PM
Thank you! I really enjoyed writing my entry. This was the first time I've submitted anything to a contest like this. It was fun just to be a part of it by entering and then to see the variety, imagination, and humor in everyone else's entries. It was great to be able to be able to vote and express my appreciation. This is a wonderful way to experience writing...it's very immediate and I could see how others write on the same topic. It's fun all the way. Congratulations to all of you for writing such purpley entries. You really are a talented bunch.

For those of you who didn't see my note in the Purple Prose Peanut Gallery thread...I won $200 on Powerball playing my voting numbers!! I find the more I appreciate in life the more life brings me to appreciate. I loved writing the gabby rogues story, reading your entries, and appreciating you...it was the numbers I voted on that won. :)

AND did you notice that there are five numbers for the tie breaker!?! What kind of interesting coincidence is that?

Scuze me...gotta run to go fill out my lotto form...uh, I mean write something. (heh heh).

Suzanne

paprikapink
09-22-2005, 12:22 AM
Does it tell me somewhere around here and I just can't find it, which entries by the top four are their winning entries. I know at least alsakamatt had two entries.... I was just going back for re-read, and realized I dint know which were the winning ones.

maestrowork
09-22-2005, 12:26 AM
Sorry... the top four entries (in no particular order):

alaskamatt17 - #9
robeiae - #3
Dawno - #41
prosperitySue - #40

maestrowork
09-22-2005, 06:20 AM
Don't forget to cast your vote.

September 22, 12:00 Noon EDT!

aruna
09-22-2005, 10:02 AM
Thank you! I really enjoyed writing my entry. This was the first time I've submitted anything to a contest like this.
For those of you who didn't see my note in the Purple Prose Peanut Gallery thread...I won $200 on Powerball playing my voting numbers!! I find the more I appreciate in life the more life brings me to appreciate. I loved writing the gabby rogues story, reading your entries, and appreciating you...it was the numbers I voted on that won. :)


Suzanne

Welldone, and welcome! What a great way to join this forum - and you are quite like that good fortune follows the one with the right attitude.
As for your entry::roll:

rhymegirl
09-22-2005, 02:59 PM
I tried doing what ProsperitySue did--I played the numbers I voted for in the Powerball. Unfortunately, it did not pan out. :cry:

ProsperitySue
09-22-2005, 05:54 PM
Rhymegirl, I also used intuition about the sixth number for Powerball and the game. This time I played Hoosier Lotto for the 5 tied numbers and had two matches so I get a quick pic. You guys are really HOT!! :)

Creativity and intuition are expressions of the same energy. And that energy is more accessed when we are having fun and it was fun to write the purple prose. I think I will write a purple prose about numbers and see what I come up with! When I write I get lots of new ideas anyway and I might even write something I could submit somewhere. Zounds!

Suzanne

maestrowork
09-22-2005, 06:40 PM
Sue, can you buy tickets for me? We'll split the cost and earnings! Seriously. I am not very good at playing the lottery. But you seem to be on a roll!

robeiae
09-22-2005, 06:42 PM
I am not very good at playing the lottery.
Well, first you need a dollar. Then....

Just kidding!!

Rob :)

maestrowork
09-22-2005, 08:54 PM
The deadline came and went...

And the final results are in...

It's a real close sudden death match... extremely close...

Vote-wise, maestrowork got the highest score... but he just whispered to me that he didn't think it would be fair for him to be in the final round since he's the one running it... so, I now declare....


The fifth finalist is:


UNIQUE


Congratulations! And congrats again to the other four.

I will have info on the second round soon. Hopefully some time today.

Thanks!

paprikapink
09-22-2005, 10:34 PM
Go, Unique! :Clap: :banana: :Clap:

aruna
09-22-2005, 10:41 PM
Go, Unique! :Clap: :banana: :Clap:

Congrats, Unique!

ChunkyC
09-22-2005, 10:55 PM
Congrats, Unique!

Unique
09-22-2005, 11:47 PM
I'm stunned.:faint: Thank you for your support.

I'll have to catch up with my friends the purple prose monkeys in the WPR - pick up a few purple tips for Round Two....now where did those two scarper off to...?




.... Kita? Ally? I hope you've been taping your professor....

Kida Adelyne
09-23-2005, 04:46 AM
I'll have to catch up with my friends the purple prose monkeys in the WPR - pick up a few purple tips for Round Two....

Well, according to my teacher, we should strive to use personification, alliteration, and a simile, all in the same sentance. And don't forget the "-ly" words. Two per sentance is a healthy dose.:crazy:

((note this is slightly exagerated. Not much tho.))

Congrats Unique!!
:banana::banana::banana:

Unique
09-24-2005, 03:13 AM
aiiieeeaaa....No wonder you guys delight in that class.

I've been thinking purple all day. Did I miss what sort of Kool-Aid is required for Round Two? <shudders> I don't think I can hold this purple aura for much longer...help meee.....

akelsey333
09-24-2005, 07:08 AM
Congrats to the finalists :Clap:

maestrowork
09-24-2005, 07:52 AM
Sorry about the delay, but I have a real life, you know? :)

Seriously, I'll be posting details on the final round. Be prepare to be purple! I'd just want you to have a nice weekend (with some good writing done) before you have to ruin any real writing ability with the final round....

My condolences to all the finalists (see, and you thought I was being nice for relinquishing my spot to Unique!!!)

Unique
09-24-2005, 07:55 AM
No problemo, raymundo. I was practicing my purple.

Dawno
09-24-2005, 08:11 AM
Sorry about the delay, but I have a real life, you know? :)


Real life? Would that by any chance be one without hikes in the wilderness and bug eating? Where do I find one?

jdkiggins
09-24-2005, 08:17 AM
Awh, Ray, that was sweet of of you. Congratulations on having the highest score. And congratualtions to Unique for continuing on into the next round.
Woo Hoo! Can't wait to read all the purple.

Yeshanu
09-24-2005, 05:56 PM
Real life? Would that by any chance be one without hikes in the wilderness and bug eating? Where do I find one?

Dawno, look at Ray's post count. The "real life" he's talking about is on the TIO board, I think. In a love tub thing. *shudder* You don't want to go there, even to get away from the wilderness.

And as for bugs, Ray makes this wonderful soup with them...

Dawno
09-24-2005, 11:34 PM
NTS: do not accept soup from Ray.

alaskamatt17
09-25-2005, 02:29 AM
Wow! I've been swamped lately with school so I haven't been checking in here as regularly as I would have liked. I completely missed this!

Thanks everyone who voted for me, and thanks for the congratulations. I guess I'd better pay attention now.

rhymegirl
09-25-2005, 02:46 AM
CONGRATULATIONS to all the Purple Prose finalists! Get out your purple crayons for the next round!

ProsperitySue
09-25-2005, 07:56 AM
Hi there, I'm catching the thread again. I thought we would be voting on the purple prose we wrote before. Are you saying that we write a new one and then vote on that? Is that how all of the AW contests work? This is my first one. Good thing they are such fun to write!!

rhymegirl
09-25-2005, 08:06 PM
Hi there, I'm catching the thread again. I thought we would be voting on the purple prose we wrote before. Are you saying that we write a new one and then vote on that? Is that how all of the AW contests work? This is my first one. Good thing they are such fun to write!!

Prosperity Sue, I think Ray is going to come up with something else for you finalists to write. You just need to keep watching this area for more updates.

maestrowork
09-26-2005, 05:40 PM
Details of the final round is up: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19509