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#1 User is offline   J'ohn 

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 03:37 PM

Dun-dun-DUN (v2)! :)

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From Tomahna: Near Midnight by Cactus Wren

The Judges by Talashar

Haven Dust by Korora

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The voting deadline is December 13th, midnight GMT.

SBS :laugh:
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 04:25 PM

Cactus Wren's From Tomahna: Near midnight takes my vote. All the entries were amazing!
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 11:39 PM

I'd love to wait till the last minute but, I don't think I shall be any closer to an absolute than I am right now... No - I'm not flipping a coin but, I am quite torn...

Near Midnight is just phenomenal. How tender and passionate - Being a Father, I am completely absorbed in this tale.

The Judges is so absolutely chilling. I can almost feel the palpable tension of the extremist D'ni - :)

So where am I (sorry, Korora left me no less bewildered than his past few submissions and I simply cannot relate so - sorry) - I am fully stuck between two excellent submissions.

SoKay - Here I go... (and this is a tough choice I must confess yet again...)

I cast my single vote for The Judges by Tal.

I think this is just too deep on more levels than I can explain. The absolute of Bigotry - Ouch!. Deep indeed.
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Posted 06 December 2005 - 01:41 PM

Near Midnight. Cactus Wren.

(Apart from being an excellent piece, it got me thinking. Why is it, that we grownups tend to invest so much in our kids? Do we expect them to live the lives we weren't able to shape for ourselves? And should we give up shaping our own lives just because we've got children? Hmm... sounds like questions one could well approach in a challenge. Some other time, when off-board life shapes up a bit.)
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  Posted 06 December 2005 - 02:10 PM

Aww man...I can't decide between them.

Cactus Wren's piece From Tomahna: Near midnight is very touching. It brought tears(of joy) to my eyes. :P

On the other hand, I rather enjoyed Korora's piece Haven Dust. I found the story very hard to follow, but after reading about halfway through it I realized that the story itself sounds a lot like the writer, or reader, is suffering from "The Green Stuff". I'm not sure if that's intended or not, (and if not then I apologise for any hurt I might have caused you Korora. :D ) but I found it added to the bitter-sweet irony of the piece. And so I like it, both cause the story is ironic and because the story itself is written in a jumbled, scatterminded style that tosses a lot of details or clues at the reader and asks them to make sense of it. :blink:

Oh, and then there is Talashar's piece The Judges. Practically the opposite, being nether irony or happy, but dark and cold(in more ways then one). I liked it, it's darkness was a welcome break from what I normally read. :)

*goes mad trying to think of who to give the vote to* :)

Oh what the squee! Korora's piece Haven Dust gets my vote, just because I'm probably one of the few who liked it. :laugh:
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Posted 06 December 2005 - 03:48 PM

From Tomahna: Near Midnight by Cactus Wren has to take my vote. As a new aunt, I find myself doting rather uncontrollably upon my niece and nephew, and it startles me just how passionate it's possible to be about them. I think that piece captures very well just how Atrus felt about Yeesha.
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 07:06 PM

Tough, call, tough call. I was very pleased with all of the quote choices and the connections that were made. Exactly what I was going for! :)

I choose Talashar's The Judges.
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Posted 12 December 2005 - 04:39 PM

It was a tough choice between two excellent stories, but in the end I chose Cactus Wren's Near Midnight.
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Posted 12 December 2005 - 10:17 PM

In honesty, I think Talashar's chilling The Judges edged out Korora's story.
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 06:37 PM

I am also going to vote for Cactus Wren's Near Midnight. I love familial vignettes, and this is no exception. The setting and characters are very well-drawn and, although I have minimal experience with bairns, the descriptions of little Yeesha were really stirring. :laugh:

And huzzah to Talashar for being the first one (I think) to use material we learnt from the Uru chronicles in a challenge! :)

Thus, unless I have miscounted, Cactus Wren wins this month's challenge! Congratulations! :)

SBS :blink:
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 06:40 PM

Congratulations!
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 10:33 PM

Nice one Wren! Posted Image
It was a beauty! - Congratulations.
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 12:47 AM

(bowing left and right) Thank you all! I'm honored, and so very pleased you liked the story.

sniffle you like me! you really like me!
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 08:58 AM

And where's the next challenge?

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