But before I do. How would you like to match the authors with the stories? A list of who played. The one who gets the most wins a free crit. You may want to get your own wrong to throw the rest off. Feel free to edit your picks.
Utahute72, I don't think Snapper's story is Future Hero. I'm going to guess his story is Green Tongue. As for the other matches, I'm not sure, but I wonder if your choice could be a cunning plan to throw us off. So, I am going to suggest that your story is Future Hero. Posts: 84 | Registered: Aug 2010
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I'll help you all out, I didn't write either Future Hero or Green Tongue, although those are the two I wish I had written. I haven't read enough of everyone to get a good feel, but what I have read of snapper has that same sense of humor as future hero. Although Axe and Writer Dan could fit for either of those two also. But I'm guessing Writer Dan did Interim.
I agree on Shimiqua and Finally, I was thinking the same thing.
OSWAM has to be either Gristan's reward or the Seeker.
Beyond that I'm stumped, other than mine of course.
Ok, here are my guesses, and I mean guesses
Axeminister - Iterum Brendan - The Sword and The Shield JosephineKait - The adventure LDWriter - Finally Meredith - Unknown Territory (15) Owasm - THE SEEKER PDblake - Unfamiliar Territory RoxyL - Veteran Shimiqua - The Road to Geronimo Snapper - Gristan's Good Deed Tiergan - Gods of the Tenth Realm Twiggy - The Deepest Law Utahute - On The Pull Wireless Librarian - Green Tongue WriterDan - Future Hero
A couple were based on what I've read in the 13 lines boards from time to time, but most were just wild stabs in the dark. Oh, and I deliberately got my own wrong, so at least one other will be too
quote:A couple were based on what I've read in the 13 lines boards from time to time, but most were just wild stabs in the dark. Oh, and I deliberately got my own wrong, so at least one other will be too
In that case, I know for a fact that you got at least 4 wrong.
Okay... Interesting. I don't think I will give it a try though. I don't know anyone's writing that well. I know guess but at this point it would be a total guess I would want a couple, at least, to be educated guesses.
And even though only one person has listed their guess I would suspect that some of the older hatrackers would know my writing(mistakes) well enough to say.
And that is older as in being here longer, not age.
Revised selection - ever so slightly. Axe, maybe I have a strange sense of humour but I found your last post hilarious.
Axeminister - Future Hero Brendan - The Road to Geronimo JosephineKait - - The Deepest Law LDWriter – Veteran Meredith - On The Pull Owasm – Unfamiliar territory 15 PDblake - Gristan's Good Deed RoxyL - Iterum Shimiqua - Finally Snapper – Green Tongue Tiergan – THE SEEKER Twiggy - Gods of the Tenth Realm Utahute –The sword and the shield Wireless Librarian -The adventure WriterDan –Unknown Territory (10)
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Axeminister -- On the Pull Brendan -- Iterum JosephineKait -- The Deepest Law LDWriter -- Veteran Meredith -- The Seeker Owasm -- Gristan's Good Deed PDblake -- The Adventure RoxyL -- Unknown Territory (15) Shimiqua -- Finally Snapper -- Green Tongue Tiergan -- Future Hero Twiggy -- Gods of the Tenth Realm Utahute -- Road to Geronimo Wireless Librarian -- The Sword and the Shield WriterDan -- Unknown Territory (10)
Well, I must say I'm honored to have been picked to have written the stories suggested above. Excellent stories all.
But what I don't get is why two of the three were the funny stories. Do I typically come across as funny? Or is it one of those, he's the cynical bastage, so he could be funny kind of funnies?
Heck, the title of my blog is "note to self, don't be so grouchy." Which I'm failing at miserably. If I see a kid with a balloon, I just want to pop it. (The balloon, not the kid.) I haven't actually done it yet, but someday - There Will Be Crying.
I would love to take some guesses, but they'd just be stabs in the dark at a target that isn't there.
If your clues are correct, Snapper, then here are my attempts. I'm intrigued by the convergence here with others - there were a couple that I had placed on my list prior to reading the above comments which are the same as on other lists. But there were a number of guesses.
Entry # 1 The Adventure Wireless Librarian Entry # 2 Gristan's Good Deed Tiergan Entry # 3 THE SEEKER Meredith Entry # 4 finally Brendan Entry # 5 On The Pull PDblake Entry # 6 The Road to Geronimo JosephineKait Entry # 7 Future Hero Snapper Entry # 8 Green Tongue Axeminister Entry # 9 Gods of the Tenth Realm Twiggy Entry # 10 Unfamiliar Territory WriterDan Entry # 11 Iterum RoxyL Entry # 12 Veteran Utahute Entry # 13 The Sword and The Shield Owasm Entry # 14 The Deepest Law LDWriter Entry # 15 Unfamiliar Territory Shimiqua
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Ok. I've changed some of my choices and there is a danger my score will go down. The way I see it, I am trailing so I've nothing to lose. Please can you update my score Snapper?
Axeminister -Gristans good deed Brendan - The Road to Geronimo JosephineKait - - The Deepest Law LDWriter – Veteran Meredith - On The Pull Owasm – Unfamiliar territory 15 PDblake - The adventure RoxyL - Iterum Shimiqua - Finally Snapper – Green Tongue Tiergan – THE SEEKER Twiggy - Gods of the Tenth Realm Utahute –-Future hero Wireless Librarian - The sword and the shield WriterDan –Unknown Territory (10)
You sure Twiggy? Could be a tactical mistake. You may have 12 correct and the first person that reads this could take advantage of it. Oh well, not going to turn down a request like that.
7. Reshuffled, no change in score.
This mini-contest will end when...
A) when someone gets 13 correct. Or...
B) when the third judge sends his results
Speaking of which, I have received results from 2 judges. Because of an unusual circumstance, I have kept all 4 authors apprised of an rather extraordinary situation. So not to influence the last judge (just in case he is monitoring this thread) I will not be forthcoming of what is going on. Sorry to be encrypted, but I'm sure the finalist would all agree that darkness at this time is most prudent.
Wait one second and let me put on my hard hat before you start throwing rocks again.
Ok, one last try, based on what's been said above (I copied and pasted Twiggy's and jiggled it about a bit to save me typing them all out again )
Axeminister - Future Hero Brendan - The Road to Geronimo JosephineKait - The Deepest Law LDWriter – The Adventure Meredith - Gristan's Good Deed Owasm – Unfamiliar territory 15 PDblake - On The Pull RoxyL - Iterum Shimiqua - Finally Snapper – Green Tongue Tiergan – THE SEEKER Twiggy - Gods of the Tenth Realm Utahute –The sword and the shield Wireless Librarian -Veteran WriterDan –Unknown Territory (10)
Hey, that didn't help. PBlake was one of my few certainties - it was written like an Englishman with all the b this, b that (while Twiggy, the only other UK person here, had used the word centre in her story, which is English spelling).
Axeminister - The sword and the shield Brendan - The Road to Geronimo JosephineKait - The Deepest Law LDWriter - The adventure Meredith - The Seeker Owasm - Gristan's Good Deed PDblake - On The Pull RoxyL - Iterum Shimiqua - Finally Snapper - Green Tongue Tiergan - Future Hero Twiggy - Gods of the Tenth Realm Utahute - Veteran Wireless Librarian - Unfamiliar territory (15) WriterDan - Unfamiliar Territory (10)
Thanks, and thanks snapper for making this so much fun.
RoxyL, you may be right, swapping Axeminister and LDWriter's stories also works, probably the only alternative that improves the score from here. Does your algorithm show that's the case Utah, or are there other alternatives?
LDWriter, I chose The Adventure because I saw a similarity in voice between that and your current work in F&F - "An Unusual Day", although its not the usual voice you have. However, when I first read through, I thought yours may have be Veteran - but everyone else had put you up for that, so I had to be different.
quote: Hey, that didn't help. PBlake was one of my few certainties - it was written like an Englishman with all the b this, b that (while Twiggy, the only other UK person here, had used the word centre in her story, which is English spelling).
I'll bite on this one, Brendan. The current reason your story has its titled is that the operation that killed Bin Laden was named Geronimo. Key information was said to have come from interrogation. If Brendan's scenario had played out the way the time traveler wanted and not Jafeez (sorry, didn't look up the spelling), then one way or another we would not have had operation Geronimo.
The second is a little more ambiguous to me. Geronimo was an Apache whose first family was massacred. After that he led many attacks against the Mexicans and the US. He was known for his daring escapes (maybe like your character making prisoners 'disappear'?). In one case troops waited outside a cave for him, but he never came out - he simply vanished.
He was eventually captured and held (like your character) prisoner for seven years before he became somewhat of a (very sad) side show spectacle traveling with fairs etc. In his writings he did seems to be a thoughtful and intelligent person.
I'd love more explanation from you on the historical role of your title.
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Geronimo was also believed to have great magic and that he was impervious to bullets. So you can see where the magical part came from.
One thing that bothered me about the story was, if the MC wasn't part of the terrorist activity how could he know who was completely innocent. Wouldn't he have been as much in the dark as the others on the outside?
You got it in one attempt RoxyL. Similar to Geronimo, the MC was attempting to "battle" two adversaries (or governments) in the name of justice, seeing no real difference between them.
Utahute, now that Jafeez is in a different timeline, he can use the time device to look into the past of his original timeline, and make his decisions accordingly. Of course, that ability may be limited, as Jafeez has already changed the past in that timeline.