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MacAllister
11-08-2012, 09:02 AM
Okay, folks - voting is easy. Every AWer potentially gets three votes.

Read the stories posted here (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=237) (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?

victoriakmartin
11-08-2012, 04:01 PM
Are people who submitted stories allowed to vote?

kkbe
11-08-2012, 04:20 PM
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.

VeronicaX
11-08-2012, 05:08 PM
Great!

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

victoriakmartin
11-08-2012, 07:55 PM
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.

Bufty
11-08-2012, 08:15 PM
Doesn't Google work in Canada?

Nah, just kidding :Hug2:- you weren't the only one who wondered :snoopy:

US Thanksgiving Day - Thursday 22nd November

victoriakmartin
11-08-2012, 11:06 PM
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.

Cella
11-08-2012, 11:09 PM
And the best part is that we don't have to stand in line in freezing rain for three hours to vote here!

:D

MacAllister
11-08-2012, 11:13 PM
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!

victoriakmartin
11-09-2012, 03:45 AM
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 ^_^

Fallen
11-12-2012, 09:31 AM
Getting through them, have two votes, just looking for a third....

captain_ryan
11-14-2012, 01:00 AM
Took me forever to figure out how my votes would go. Thre were some really great works on here. Well done, all.

Bufty
11-16-2012, 06:59 PM
Finally voted - didn't find it easy at all. Quite a variety there.

Fallen
11-16-2012, 11:43 PM
Sent mine too. Hope I sent 'em right...

VeronicaX
11-17-2012, 01:25 AM
Voted!

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

Good luck, everyone!

kkbe
11-22-2012, 01:00 AM
I voted.

'Twas an honor and a privilege, plus I burned 26.5 calories, which means I get to eat that Frito.

quicklime
11-22-2012, 06:17 AM
everyone who votes for me gets a free puppy!

Or unicorn!!

VeronicaX
11-22-2012, 06:28 AM
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.

captain_ryan
11-22-2012, 10:39 AM
everyone who votes for me gets a free puppy!

Or unicorn!!

Can I have a puppy corn?

victoriakmartin
11-24-2012, 07:11 PM
Eagerly awaiting the results! I'm also really curious about how many votes were cast in total.

Deepthought
11-24-2012, 10:54 PM
Vote for me, and you'll get a free PONY (Vermin Supreme reference)

night-flyer
11-25-2012, 12:08 AM
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.








ya see what I did there, right? Reverse psychology. it always worked on my kids. :Shrug:

Calliopenjo
11-25-2012, 03:12 AM
Night Flyer, how many times did it work on your kids?

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

Fallen
11-25-2012, 03:13 AM
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!!).

:D ;)

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

VeronicaX
11-25-2012, 05:55 AM
*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!" :D (...Or not.)

victoriakmartin
11-25-2012, 08:57 AM
Oh man, where is that Mac guy?

Turkey coma?

To be fair, while voting may be over there isn't any exact date given for when the results will be announced, just that it will be soon-ish.

night-flyer
11-25-2012, 10:30 AM
Night Flyer, how many times did it work on your kids?


hmm...not sure. Come to think of it, it only worked when I really didn't want them to do something. :rolleyes:

Bufty
11-25-2012, 03:41 PM
A couple of weeks ago it was reported that around 70 folk had voted.

I see some of the stories still don't even have 70 views.

Does that mean some folk voted without reading all the stories, or are all views not recorded?

Just curious.:snoopy:

VeronicaX
11-25-2012, 04:26 PM
Turkey coma?

To be fair, while voting may be over there isn't any exact date given for when the results will be announced, just that it will be soon-ish.

Yes, we'll just have to be patient ;)

mirandashell
11-25-2012, 08:49 PM
I don't do patient. Not at all. Not patient. Not ever.

MAC! where are you?

lastlittlebird
11-25-2012, 11:36 PM
A couple of weeks ago it was reported that around 70 folk had voted.

I see some of the stories still don't even have 70 views.

Does that mean some folk voted without reading all the stories, or are all views not recorded?

Just curious.:snoopy:

I wondered that as well. But was it 70 people or 70 votes? Because 70 votes at 3 apiece makes more sense.

kkbe
11-26-2012, 01:18 AM
Ahh, speculation breeds discontent, or is it the other way 'round? No matter. Patience is a virtue, and we are virtuous folk, so we shall heed the rules, to wit:
Winners will be announced after Thanksgiving (USian), before December 1st.
and wait patiently.

Perhaps an inspirational quote will help us as we wait. Aha!
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

And to our esteemed collegue c-o-l-l-e-a-g-u-e*, a little nudge, perhaps:
Oh look at me!!! I'm making people happy! I'm the magical man from happy land, with a gumdrop house on lollipop lane! ~Homer Simpson

:)

*Apologies or however you spell it. I suck at spelling swear to Ggodd. . .

kkbe
11-27-2012, 11:04 PM
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau I changed my mind.
Fuck the fruit. No, I can't say that. Look, I'm crossing it out:
Fuck the fruit. And I'll make it tiny.
Fuck the fruit. And lighten the damn thing.
Fuck the fruit. Now I'll translate it into heiroglyphics:
http://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/f.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/u.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/c.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/k.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/space.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/t.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/h.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/e.gif
http://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/f.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/r.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/u.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/i.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/t.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/dot.gif



Please hurry, Mac.

Calliopenjo
11-28-2012, 06:31 AM
KKBE,

One would think, you were bored.

kkbe
11-28-2012, 07:33 AM
http://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/w.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/h.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/y.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/space.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/d.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/o.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/space.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/y.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/o.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/u.gif
http://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/s.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/a.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/y.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/space.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/t.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/h.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/a.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/t.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/ques.gif:D

Calliopenjo
11-29-2012, 06:19 AM
KKBE,

That could be because of the funny pictures you keep posting.

quicklime
11-29-2012, 08:11 AM
shit, mac...i get that you have, you know, "real life" stuff to do, but any chance of an update? You're killing us here....

MacAllister
11-29-2012, 08:14 AM
I didn't mean to go MIA on you guys -- I knew ahead of time that the week following Thanksgiving was going to be really slammed.

Hopefully, though, we'll have the results tallied and posted by sometime tomorrow night. :)

Voter turnout was really excellent, by the way. It's a nailbiter, for sure. And WAY more fun than the USian presidential election was, earlier this month...

night-flyer
11-29-2012, 08:36 AM
Cool! Thanks for the update, Mac. :) Good luck to everyone. I think the stories/poems were great.

mirandashell
11-29-2012, 03:59 PM
Ok. Tomorrow.

I think I have some nails left.

VeronicaX
11-29-2012, 05:25 PM
Thanks, Mac! Looking forward to it!

victoriakmartin
11-29-2012, 09:40 PM
YAY, MAC IS BACK! I can stop obsessively watching this thread.


And WAY more fun than the USian presidential election was, earlier this month...

I would hope so, since it wouldn't exactly take much.

KitCat
11-29-2012, 10:01 PM
yayyyy, we can stop tormenting each other in chat playing "made you look" with the thread! (it's made us paranoid already) :snoopy:

kkbe
11-29-2012, 11:20 PM
http://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/c.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/o.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/o.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/l.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/space.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/b.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/e.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/a.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/n.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/s.gifhttp://www.event12.com/hieroglyphics/translator/img/excl.gif

MacAllister
11-30-2012, 06:12 AM
Are you guys ready yet?

quicklime
11-30-2012, 06:14 AM
dammit, that's just mean....

night-flyer
11-30-2012, 06:16 AM
:ROFL: I'm not expecting to win, so I can laugh at that. :D