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Frank Chapel from California is reading Thomas Ligotti's works March 8, 2013 - 11:09am

Oh ok cool. Ill lookout for the next one.

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Wonder Woman from RI is reading 20th Century Ghosts March 11, 2013 - 5:14pm

So the final battle happens this Friday, the 15th right? 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 12, 2013 - 8:52am

Yes!  The stories are due that night.

 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry March 12, 2013 - 9:09am

Apocalypse!

 

 

 

 

 

Did I spell that right?

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland March 12, 2013 - 9:16am

I'm just as excited to find out what the final Prompt is as I am to read the actual stories. Can't wait for the finale, good luck Chris and Leah!!!

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Gordon Highland from Kansas City is reading Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore March 12, 2013 - 10:26am

I expect leg sweeps and bodybags and crane technique and nose honking. No mercy!

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter March 12, 2013 - 10:33am

I'm pretty stoked for this battle. Just straight up excited!

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On March 12, 2013 - 10:36am

This is gonna be good...

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. March 12, 2013 - 10:42am

Also looking forward to this a great deal. This war has been epic. Time for some closure!

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Gordon Highland from Kansas City is reading Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore March 12, 2013 - 10:51am

… just not Closure closure. *rimshot*

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leah_beth from New Jersey - now in Charleston, SC is reading five different books at once. March 12, 2013 - 11:53am

No pressure, though...on either of us....

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dufrescm from Wisconsin is reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep March 12, 2013 - 12:31pm

Without pressure, one cannot make a diamond. 

--Mr. Miyagi

 

 

Or maybe I just made that up.  *shrug*

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch March 12, 2013 - 5:48pm

It will be boring without WAR around here... But of course, the final is epic! Can't wait!

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TomorrowHill from Newfoundland, Canada is reading your mind. You like Castlevania, don't you? March 12, 2013 - 7:39pm

Leah and I have agreed on a smack-talk embargo this week, so I'll just add that it's been a real pleasure being able to read and share so many amazing stories these past few months. You guys are all awesome, and I'm pretty bummed this is drawing to a close.

Oh, and I should probably update the Vault Boy avatar to get ready for a skullcrushing finale. This should just about do it. 

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch March 12, 2013 - 10:31pm

Haha I said "the final" - like you two are taking an exam. Yeah, good luck to both in the finale! May the one with the most inspiration for that particular prompt win it!

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts March 12, 2013 - 11:09pm

This is what I imagine the finale to look like:

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leah_beth from New Jersey - now in Charleston, SC is reading five different books at once. March 13, 2013 - 3:31am

I totally dance like that all the time.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter March 13, 2013 - 9:11am

I bet you dance like that while you write.

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drea from Rural Alberta, Canada is reading between the lines March 13, 2013 - 11:40am

EXCITED for the finals! 

I think yes to members only in the contest (it's good for the site, too) and maybe there is a way to reduce the number of stories in the initial rounds. Sixty three 2500 word stories in two weeks was a metric fucktonne of reading and I almost died for real. 

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TomorrowHill from Newfoundland, Canada is reading your mind. You like Castlevania, don't you? March 14, 2013 - 10:48am

Annnnnnnnd... subbed.

Well, that's officially the end of my WAR effort. I hope my story manages to live up to the finale hype, and that you all enjoy what's sure to be the biggest, bestest rematch since Rocky fought Apollo Creed.

I know, I'm really good at keeping my references current.

See you in the ring, Leah!     

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leah_beth from New Jersey - now in Charleston, SC is reading five different books at once. March 14, 2013 - 12:03pm

Ditto.

Let the games begin!

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 14, 2013 - 12:12pm

I posted the final battle and even sticky posted it to the top so we don't have to worry about losing it.

Good luck and may the best person win. 

I will be stealing photos of you both to make a winner picture...

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TomorrowHill from Newfoundland, Canada is reading your mind. You like Castlevania, don't you? March 20, 2013 - 8:59pm

Hey Avery,

Maybe this is a dumb question, but when does the voting close for the final? Is it Thursday because that's a week from when the stories were posted, or Friday because that's how it's always been?

Hope everyone is having a great week!  

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 21, 2013 - 6:55am

Friday morning!  :)

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Matt from New Zealand is reading This is how you lose her by Junot Diaz March 21, 2013 - 10:14am

We're close now. The finish line is in sight.

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dufrescm from Wisconsin is reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep March 21, 2013 - 10:35am

but.... what if i don't want it to be over... 

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin March 22, 2013 - 2:29am

Epic song for the end of an epic War

 

*Not as epic as the Karate Kid song... but, you know, not bad.

 

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Gordon Highland from Kansas City is reading Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore March 22, 2013 - 7:49am

We have a new WAR monarch!! Should that get its own thread, or what?

Anyway, I, for one, welcome our new overlord, and express my condolences to the vanquished, pledging fealty should that person rise to power again.

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dufrescm from Wisconsin is reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep April 9, 2013 - 8:23am

LR is so lonely without War.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 9, 2013 - 8:58am

Never fear...War will return.

I am thinking about doing some kind of cool prelims for the next one.  Maybe in a couple months I'll be ready for something like that. 

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dufrescm from Wisconsin is reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep April 9, 2013 - 10:18am

Ooh.  That would be fun!!!

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Sean Stallard from Tecumseh, ON is reading The Brothers Karamazov and A Lover's Discourse October 30, 2013 - 4:31pm

Will there be another competition soon?