V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

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V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby amoskalik » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:20 pm

Probably time to start guessing on Q2. No telling when those first Rs will start rolling in.
So um... ahem... how does that spell go... Listo Projectum!
Nothing...
(Stephanie help!)
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby Imagination Vortex » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:42 pm

*Poof* I'm here with the list! If I've missed anyone please let me know and I will update.

I'll pick my guesses later today and once Q1 is wrapped up I will also include a list of our point standings so far!

FEBRUARY 7TH
Morshana - Silver
FEBRUARY 13TH
Ishmael - HM
MARCH 2ND
Muri McCage - Silver
MARCH 18TH
austinDm
MARCH 24TH
DavidK -HM
MARCH 25TH
Beth Powers -HM
MickeyHunt -HM
Rebecca Birch - HM
MARCH 27TH
Ivy Fairhaven
MARCH 28TH
amoskalik - HM
arogers907
Dr.Bob
MARCH 29TH
emilymccosh -HM
LDWriter2 - HM
preston - HM
MARCH 30TH
KD Julicher - Semi
kentagions - HM
rharp -HM
MARCH 31ST
Dr Phil
Dustan Moon -HM
Dustin - HM
LaurieG - Silver
storysinger

Point Standings as of Q1:

KD Julicher: 3 points
emilymccosh: 2 points
Dustin: 1 point
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby morshana » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:08 pm

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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby amoskalik » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:01 pm

So many heavy hitters to choose from. Maybe I'll change it up this time:
Kentagions HM
rharp HM
Dustan Moon SHM
preston SF
Muri McCage F
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby kentagions » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:36 pm

Force my hand, will you Aaron?

Fine. How about this for prescience.

amoskalik - wotf039 F rescinded after secretary birds from Universe Hexal-A judge multiple universe submissions invalid. Submission missed being first by 2 picoseconds (UST). Ishmael, originally SF, upgraded to F.
Ivy Fairhaven - F
Dustin Adams - wotf039 Declared designated recipient of "break a leg" wishes. George Nik upgraded to F from unread submission after a flip of Dave's lucky Utah quarter reveals the lost story (Don't ask how. It's all really technical.).
KD Julicher - F, 3rd
Rebecca Birch - F, 1st

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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby amoskalik » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:53 pm

kentagions wrote:Force my hand, will you Aaron?

Fine. How about this for prescience.

amoskalik - F
Ivy Fairhaven - F
Dustin Adams - F, Published finalist withdrawn for winning Q4.
KD Julicher - F, 3rd
Rebecca Birch - F, 1st

I have spoken! wotf024

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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby preston » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:04 pm

amoskalik wrote:So many heavy hitters to choose from. Maybe I'll change it up this time:
Kentagions HM
rharp HM
Dustan Moon SHM
preston SF
Muri McCage F

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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:06 am

Oh, I beseech you, do not guess me for finalist this quarter.
HM at maximum best, and Dave will have to be in a really great mood the day he reads my entry.

There's still time to change your guess...
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby amoskalik » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:22 am

Dustin Adams wrote:Oh, I beseech you, do not guess me for finalist this quarter.
HM at maximum best, and Dave will have to be in a really great mood the day he reads my entry.

There's still time to change your guess...


I would say the exact same about my entry. I like the story I submitted but it is not well suited to WOTF. It was all I had however, so... wotf017
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby morshana » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:22 am

Ishmael - F
Austin - F
Rebecca Birch - F
preston - F
Dustin - F

wotf007

*ETA: LOL Glad I'm not a teacher handing out grades. Only place where an F is what we want.
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby Ishmael » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:46 am

You do realize that if Rebecca and I get to the same final we shall have no alternative but to sing the duet from Pirates of Penzance?

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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:51 am

Ishmael wrote:You do realize that if Rebecca and I get to the same final we shall have no alternative but to sing the duet from Pirates of Penzance?

Arr, an' some of us be lookin' forrard to it! wotf007


WOOT!
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby kentagions » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:18 am

Ishmael wrote,
You do realize that if Rebecca and I get to the same final we shall have no alternative but to sing the duet from Pirates of Penzance?


It would be a first rate opportunity. wotf001

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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby Imagination Vortex » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:19 pm

Ok here are my guesses. I really hope to get on the point board this time since I got nothing right last quarter. wotf014

emilymccosh - Semi
morshana - Finalist
austindm - Finalist
Ivy Fairhaven - HM
Beth Powers - Finalist
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby Beth Powers » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:29 pm

Imagination Vortex wrote:Ok here are my guesses. I really hope to get on the point board this time since I got nothing right last quarter. wotf014

emilymccosh - Semi
morshana - Finalist
austindm - Finalist
Ivy Fairhaven - HM
Beth Powers - Finalist


I'd better up my game--my HM only aspired to be silver for you last time wotf007

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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby Imagination Vortex » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:18 pm

Yeah I thought silvers were more common these days but seeing as how I'm the only one so far on the forum that's got one I figured I'd skip silvers and go right to finalist!
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby george nik. » Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:37 am

morshana wrote:Ishmael - F
Austin - F
Rebecca Birch - F
preston - F
Dustin - F

wotf007

*ETA: LOL Glad I'm not a teacher handing out grades. Only place where an F is what we want.

Don't forget that Rebecca and Preston might very well win Q1!
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby morshana » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:36 am

george nik. wrote:
morshana wrote:Ishmael - F
Austin - F
Rebecca Birch - F
preston - F
Dustin - F

wotf007

*ETA: LOL Glad I'm not a teacher handing out grades. Only place where an F is what we want.

Don't forget that Rebecca and Preston might very well win Q1!


I certainly hope so!

Did you enter, George?

I should put this out there: anyone betting on my horse, an F is a long shot for her. Let's just say she's back in for the race after a lot of training and rebranding. No idea how she's going to fair this time. Someone-who-shall-not-be-named thought that perhaps she could have a chance with said training. Her last effort was a complete flop. I have hope for her, of course. She could surprise me. wotf007
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby emilymccosh » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:58 am

Imagination Vortex wrote:Ok here are my guesses. I really hope to get on the point board this time since I got nothing right last quarter. wotf014

emilymccosh - Semi
morshana - Finalist
austindm - Finalist
Ivy Fairhaven - HM
Beth Powers - Finalist


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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:03 am

Okay, guessing time.

Morshana - F
Ishmael - F
Dr. Bob - F
Dr. Phil (RIP) - F
KD Julicher - F

For those guessing, I would not bet on me for Q2. I like my story, don't get me wrong, but I don't think it's up WotF's alley.

And I'm still hoping against hope to be DQ'd. wotf007
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby preston » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:07 am

Ishmael-F
Rebecca-F
Aaron-F
Austin-F
Stephanie-F

That was hard! Looks like it's going to be an exciting quarter. I'm blushing to see my name on a few lists. I keep trying to get past the HM wall. I'm sure there's a way...if I can just find it! One thing I know for sure, forumites rock, and each year, the TOC of the latest volume proves the power of this forum.
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby Ivy Fairhaven » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:49 pm

I'm going to guess:

Finalists:
Ishmael
Muri McCage
KD Julicher
storysinger
Dustin Adams

Ivy Fairhaven - R this quarter. (I like my story but I don't think it's as strong as it should be to win.)
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby Dr.Bob » Mon May 02, 2016 3:54 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:Okay, guessing time.

Morshana - F
Ishmael - F
Dr. Bob - F
Dr. Phil (RIP) - F
KD Julicher - F

For those guessing, I would not bet on me for Q2. I like my story, don't get me wrong, but I don't think it's up WotF's alley.

And I'm still hoping against hope to be DQ'd. wotf007

Personally, Rebecca, I think Q1 is yours.
I just have this feeling.
And KD is hot!...um. I mean. She's been multi-Finalist and PF in such a short space, I sense an inevitability of a Win for her as well.

I like my Q2 entry as a story (generically speaking), but it ignores Dave's rules -- which is not a recipe for success and I expect an "R". Thank you for the nod, however. It is appreciated.

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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Mon May 02, 2016 5:55 pm

My guesses:

Chuck Tingle - HM
Chuck Tingle - HM
Chuck Tingle - SHM
Chuck Tingle - SF
Chuck Tingle - Finalist
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby storysinger » Tue May 03, 2016 4:18 am

I guess I will get on board with making predictions.

Finalists: Dr.Phil
KD
Emily
Ishmael
Ivy
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OldDarth
Stephanie
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue May 03, 2016 12:28 pm

I must vote for Dr. Phil for finalist as well.
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby KD Julicher » Thu May 05, 2016 6:30 am

Let's see

Dr Phil - Finalist
Dustin - SHM
Stephanie - SHM
Rebecca Birch - SF
Ishmael - HM

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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby Ishmael » Fri May 06, 2016 6:44 am

I am honoured that several of you think I might make finalist. I have to admit that the statistics tend more to agree with KD's assessment of HM.

All but two of my certificates are in the current streak. Therefore I could be overdue for an R, but at the same time I still feel close to finally kicking the door down. Unfortunately I really liked the chances of my Q1, which made only HM. At least three times recently I've been convinced I had the breakthrough story; all three were space sci-fi and all three made HM.

The SHM was a hard fantasy (one which I wasn't quite sure of), so was one of the HMs. The hard fantasy before that made R.

So it is possible that I have a space sci-fi plateau at HM and potential for almost anything with hard fantasy. HF is next up, BTW.

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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby LDWriter2 » Wed May 18, 2016 6:41 pm

Been a while since I have checked this over.

I too think Ishmael is overdue for a Finalist. I don't want to predict that he will get one but I think he is up there with ability and should be getting at least a semi soon.


Others here I am not sure, but as I have stated more than once. Most of the writers here-which I assume is everyone-are good at least. We should do good in numbers. By nice if Dr. Phil's story got a finalist. His should be up there. Rebecca is up there too and wait... Dr. Bob sent in a story this time? Did I miss something or did I forget?

Anyway, if this story is up to his usual standards he will be at least a semi.

There are others. This site could make a run of all the finalists and semis with SHMs and HMs mixed in.

And Thanks to Dustin for including my story. Last quarter I was just hoping for a SHM, this quarter I am not sure how I feel. I believe it's a good, solid story, but good isn't good enough, and more than likely I won't know if I am right. It might be close to that if I get a HM again.


But than again I thought last quarter's was a good, solid story even if it does have sloppy writing.
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Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Postby LDWriter2 » Wed May 18, 2016 6:55 pm

Getting back to Guessomancy

I feel like it is time-I am starting to expect a rejection.

That was the reason I came here to check this thread out. To see if anyone had gotten a note. Looks like not.
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