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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 5, 2012 - 8:48pm

Nice! I see Chester, my boy, you are a man of great resource.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 5, 2012 - 9:33pm

Experiment.  This is not the real thing yet.

Former bracket has been deleted to avoid confusion.  I will be posting the new one shortly.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest March 5, 2012 - 8:58pm

I couldn't pick a square to watch. But, then I scrolled down some more, and low and behold... One big square, and a furry little triangle...

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest March 5, 2012 - 9:00pm

@Utah: Very cool... What do the numbers beside our names represent? The seeds that were sent to you?

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 5, 2012 - 9:01pm

So if you look above you will see what the brackets will look like.  Please note, Covewriter is not yet beating Richard Thomas in real life.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 5, 2012 - 9:02pm

Yeah, those are the seeds.  I put what I got in Excel and made an average of everyone's numbers.  Then I bumped the ringers that Richard brought in because, well, they're in Warmed and Bound and In Search of a City and all that, so it seemed realistic.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest March 5, 2012 - 9:03pm

Well, Cove is a woman, and being a man myself, that's a step in the right direction. But, still love ya R.T.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest March 5, 2012 - 9:04pm

 they're in Warmed and Bound and In Search of a City and all that, so it seemed realistic.

- Dang, I didn't know this...

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest March 5, 2012 - 9:05pm

Damn, I am honored to be in such high esteemed company. 

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. March 5, 2012 - 9:08pm

Damn I'm a 5. Better than 8 I suppose. 

I hope you're ready flaminia!!!

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 5, 2012 - 9:10pm

Okay, so give me a few more minutes.  I did that thing where I entered scores for Richard and Cove to see how it worked.  It will let me edit the scores, but not erase them entirely.  So I've got to set the whole thing up again. 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest March 5, 2012 - 9:15pm

Who is Michael Thomas? Come out, come out wherever you are... 

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson March 5, 2012 - 9:16pm

Ooh I'm so giddy!!!

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 5, 2012 - 9:19pm

That looks sweet. But Boone should be 3 and I should be 6! 

Now I am getting nervous.

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. March 5, 2012 - 9:21pm

Place your bets people. 

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 5, 2012 - 9:33pm

This is gonna be soooo much fun. I have a feeling everyone's gonna bring it!

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) March 5, 2012 - 9:34pm

WOOHOOOOO!!!! i'm #1 and i haven't done SHIT yet!!!! i'm drunk on strange perceived ability and power....

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 5, 2012 - 9:37pm

Fuck yeah!!! You gooooo manda-lini! Drink it up baby cakes!!!

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 5, 2012 - 9:38pm

Effin phone.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 5, 2012 - 9:39pm

But the enthusiasm is there the same!

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 5, 2012 - 9:37pm

Fuck yeah!!! You gooooo manda-lini! Drink it up baby cakes!!!

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel March 5, 2012 - 9:39pm

Wait, where is the bracket? I don't see it. I'm blind!

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 5, 2012 - 9:44pm

Diaz,  I'm posting it in another thread.  The real one.  The first one was an experiment to make sure I could post it the way we need it.  Each round will have its own thread so no one gets confused about anything.

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel March 5, 2012 - 9:45pm

Check. Standing by.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 5, 2012 - 9:50pm

WHERE ARE THE BRACKETS! 

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks March 5, 2012 - 9:55pm

I'm trying to get shit faced and look at some brackets already! This is horseshit!

Also no one is in the shitty chat room. And its possibly night two of insomnia and I'm starting to get goofy.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 5, 2012 - 9:55pm

All right then.  All you fucking adrenaline junkies and aggression hounds,

here

are

your

mothafuckin

BRACKETS!!!!!

This is the (Un)Official Thread for ROUND 1:  WAR IS THE ANSWER.

Go get you some.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 5, 2012 - 9:55pm

Lol Richard... You didn't get a peek?

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) March 5, 2012 - 9:56pm

yeah, it's gone. don't know. if you find it, please link up in here as i only know where this thread is, on the whole site....

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) March 5, 2012 - 9:56pm

nevermind, thar be links!!

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 5, 2012 - 9:58pm

no, i didn't. but they're up now. gonna be wild. i'm really curious to see if the "top seeds" really do move on, or if the "underdogs" will prevail. i mean, some GREAT battles coming up:

avery vs xyzy

nikki vs meat

alien vs nn

utah vs joseph

wow, this is crazy. i'm already trying to anticipate matchups down the road. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 5, 2012 - 10:03pm

I am so fucking stoked about this.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 5, 2012 - 10:04pm

i'm just glad that amanda and nikki are in the SOUTHERN brackets. i'll only have to face one of them, not beat them both, to get to the finals. and man, i could go out at ANY time. looking down the brackets a bit, man, so many people make me nervous. man, what did i sign up for. 

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. March 5, 2012 - 10:05pm

At least I have a chance at fighting Richard if I make it past the first round. Theres something I can talk about.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 5, 2012 - 10:19pm

This looks great! I'm so stoked!!!

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 6, 2012 - 6:15am

Hey, all you motherfuckers!  Check out the second post in this thread.  Look at the bottom of the alternates list! 

This shit keeps getting realer.

You guys are gonna turn me into a gansta before too long. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 6, 2012 - 6:16am

Nik Korpon is an ALTERNATE? 

 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest March 6, 2012 - 6:20am

Dang... This things really taking off. You've done well, Utah.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest March 6, 2012 - 6:22am

Here ya go Utah:

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 6, 2012 - 6:27am

Word!  And thanks, Moon.

I get the feeling Mr. Korpon won't be an alternate for long.  I've gotta do participation confirmations pretty soon, and there will probably be some attrition.  It'll just be odd if we have to slide him in as a 7 seed or something.  Because that could make him my first matchup.  And that could be weird.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 6, 2012 - 7:00am

NEW OLD IDEA

There is interest being expressed in the idea of making this tournament double-elimination, where losers are cycled into a resurrection bracket and given the opportunity to come back.  This was an idea I was going to push if we had 16 contestants, but I put it away when we got 32.  However, if enough of you would rather we pursue the tournament that way (which would add 1 - 2 rounds and make the tournament 12-14 weeks instead of 10), then let me know.  It would only take me a few minutes this evening to create that bracket system.

Your thoughts?

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. March 6, 2012 - 7:03am

I like the double elimination idea. It would make it more interesting. 

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 6, 2012 - 7:20am

i say no. let's not make this too crazy, it's a lot going on as it is. i mean, we have to read 32 stories in the first week. then 16, etc. it's a big commitment. 

crap, was hoping nik wouldn't get wind of this. :-)

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 6, 2012 - 7:25am

And to be up front with everybody, I lean toward no as well.  At this point it's very straightforward and relatively sleek.  It would be best to keep it as streamlined as possible.  My thought and preference is that we start the next one in say, 3-6 months, add more complexity or whatever then.

But still, if it turns out a majority of us want the double-elimination, we'll do it.  WAR is all about you guys, so tell me what makes you happy.  I'm just the old, sad hooker in this taxi.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 6, 2012 - 7:36am

I say no to double elimination.  I said it in the other thread, I'll say it again because I like the sound of my own voice - You get one shot.  Make it count.

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly March 6, 2012 - 7:46am

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 6, 2012 - 7:52am

Dave, is your first battle story going to be a meme?  Although that would be a risk, it would be very ballsy.

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly March 6, 2012 - 8:12am

A pictures worth a thousand words

 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 6, 2012 - 8:18am

So, you'll need two and a half pictures.

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff March 6, 2012 - 9:37am