Jump to content

Dolorous Gabe

Members
  • Content count

    1,448
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Dolorous Gabe

  1. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    ROUND THREE VOTING So what would The Queen of Thorns most likely call her autobiography? Vote for three titles 1 for Margaery… Outlasting Flatulent Lions 2 Pusillanimous Noblewoman?! Nonsense!! 3 Pricks, Nitwits, Nincompoops 4 Persnickety Nanaw’s Novel 5 Pricking Needs Nerves 6 I Garden In Winter 7 Idle Gems, Inviolate Wisdom 8 PRICKLING - Narrative Naughty The deadline is Friday November 16th at 11:30pm
  2. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    Round Two RESULTS 1. Outcast: Assumed Dead Jez Bell 1+1 +2+3+1+1+1+3 = 13 2. Targaryen Family's Truest Friend honeyed chicken 1+1 +1+3+3 = 9 3. Aegon's Stoneman: Griffin Delivers Crown Howlin’ Howland 1+1 +3+2+1 = 8 4. A Survivor's Guide: Dragon Champion Fragile Bird 1+1 +3+3 = 8 5. "Aegon's Salvation" - Griff's Determined Concealment She Who Must Be Obeyed 1+1 +1+2+1+2+1 = 9 6. A Sombre Griffin: Devoted Confederate RhaenysBee 1+1 +1+2+2+2 = 9 7. The Friend That Failed rocksniffer 1+1 +3+3+2+2 = 12 Raisin’ Bran voted Castellan voted Round Two, all agreed, was strong and this is reflected in the voting. Just five points separated the most points with the fewest. The most points just went to Jez’s title, a snappy title one could easily imagine flowing along the spine of a book, sat there on the shelf next to Outlander. in 2nd this round was rocksniffer with his title detailing Jon Con’s state of mind after RR. After these two, everyone fully deserved to be within touching distance and so it proved. A great round of titles and a collective pride is well earned. rocksniffer 16 + 12 = 28 Jez Bell 12 + 13 = 25 She Who Must Be Obeyed 12 + 9 = 21 Fragile Bird 10 + 8 = 18 RhaenysBee 8 + 9 = 17 Howlin’ Howland 5 + 8 = 13 honeyed chicken 2 + 9 = 11 Raisin’ Bran 4 + 1 = 5 (point for voting) Castellan 1+1 = 2 (points for voting) The evenly spread votes mean that there is little change to the standings. Please check my tallies in case any mistakes were made. R3 is coming. It really is coming. Bear with me.
  3. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    Just waiting to see if another vote is coming in.
  4. Dolorous Gabe

    The Staircase: Michael Peterson docu-series (spoilers?)

    Oh for sure. I agree that neither theory seemed fully supported by the evidence. But who knows what one nasty head wound would do to someone intoxicated by alcohol and valium! And I agree that the owl theory seems a more plausible explanation of the wounds. I do think the reason he was ultimately convicted was prejudice on the part of the jury though (apart from some highly dodgy police and prosecution procedure).
  5. Dolorous Gabe

    The Staircase: Michael Peterson docu-series (spoilers?)

    Yeah I felt the defence failed to make enough of the alcohol/valium angle. Combine that with the narrowness and darkness of that staircase and the fall theory seems ever more plausible. The prejudices of that jury were clear from their reaction to the Asian blood spatter analyst, so it seems very likely that Peterson's sexual orientation would have affected their perception in the same way. Peterson is an unusual guy and that played very much against him.
  6. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    That would be fun. Would need longer rounds though. Could have a separate challenge at the end whereby you can choose one of your submissions and create a front cover design for it, then you can vote on the best. Could do one for Part A and one for Part B? I do have an announcement: I misapplied a 2nd place vote for Bran's Cersei submission to SWMBO's. This has now been corrected and made a couple of small changes to the standings. Edited to add: if you could cite the title numbers in your votes it would be very helpful to my counting up process. Thanks.
  7. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    PART A ROUND 3: OLENNA TYRELL The acerbic wit of the Queen of Thorns should make for a very entertaining tell-all autobiography. One might expect this one to be full of opinions on everything without anything resembling a filter. What does the Lady Olenna name it? Create the title from one of the following acronyms: P N N I G I W F M O F L The deadline will be midday on Monday 12th of November UK time (GMT)
  8. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    ROUND TWO VOTING So what would Jon Connington most likely call his autobiography? Vote for three titles in order. 1. Outcast: Assumed Dead 2. Targaryen Family's Truest Friend 3. Aegon's Stoneman: Griffin Delivers Crown 4. A Survivor's Guide: Dragon Champion 5. "Aegon's Salvation" - Griff's Determined Concealment 6. A Sombre Griffin: Devoted Confederate 7. The Friend That Failed The voting deadline will be midday on Monday November 12th UK time (GMT) Round 3 assignment coming shortly.
  9. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    Round One Results 1 Cersei: Dangerous Female Raisin’ Bran 1+1 +2 = 4 2 Fear. Her defining, greatest quality Fragile Bird 1+1 + 1+3+1+1+2 = 10 3 Lovers: A Sibling’s Devotion rocksniffer 1+1 + 3+3+1+2+2+3 = 16 4 Lioness: A Stark Dichotomy Jez Bell 1+1 + 3+1+3+3 = 12 5 Life as Shame Dame RhaenysBee 1+1 + 2+2+2 = 8 6 Lioness Achieves Sovereign Domain honeyed chicken 1+1 = 2 7 Cersei’s Dynasty Founded Howlin’ Howland 1+1 + 1+3 = 5 8 “Cersei” - Devastatingly Fearless She Who Must Be Obeyed 1+1 + 1+2+3+2+1+1 = 12 Well the salty old sea dawg has started strong, taking the most points of the round with his title playing to the incest crowd. The obeyed one was mostly obeyed and places herself in joint 2nd with her fitting title of power and egotism. The bell ringer joins her in 2nd after rejecting my choice of her options in favour of a thoughtful title with clever wordplay. Fragile Bird and RhaenysBee also got a decent points haul this round. rocksniffer 16 She Who Must Be Obeyed 12 / Jez Bell 12 Fragile Bird 10 RhaenysBee 8 Howlin’ Howland 5 Raisin’ Bran 4 honeyed chicken 2 Castellan 1 (point for voting) Please check my tallies in case I made a mistake. (Edited to add) And I did, corrected now. Round Two voting coming up
  10. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    Some crackers coming in. I won't be around to give feedback from now so please make sure you get your entries in within about 5-6 hours' time. I should be back in about 5 hours or so.
  11. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    I actually thought it was quite easy. I believe I have two belters, simple but effective. You might be thinking too hard.
  12. Dolorous Gabe

    The Haunting of Hill house [spoilers]

    I enjoyed it but it feels like it's missing something. The terror element is never quite ramped up as much as it should be and I agree with those who felt it was too saccharine at the end. It could have been tighter, with more peril. There are a number of excellent ideas and sequences and it does have a great atmosphere. I enjoyed the playfulness with things in the house, like in the long unbroken sequence one of the statues is looking a different way when the shot comes back out of a room. I had to rewind that to check I wasn't going crazy!
  13. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    I have no doubt you're all on it but I've only received one Jon Con title in so far. Deadline is in approximately 28 hours.
  14. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    @Castellan We're all just glad you're okay
  15. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    For those who have already looked at the entries, there is a slight change to title 4. Just for fun, here are a few I came up with:
  16. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    PART A ROUND TWO: JON CONNINGTON Jon Connington comes out, alive and very much kicking, from his exile. This is a man with a lot to say and now he is writing a book to tell it all. Such a story needs a great title. What can you come up with that he might choose? Create your title from one of the following acronyms: O A D T F T F A S G D C The deadline is Tuesday November 6th at 11:30pm (GMT) time
  17. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    ROUND ONE VOTING So what would Cersei Lannister most likely call her autobiography? Vote for 3 entries 1. Cersei: Dangerous Female 2. Fear. Her defining, greatest quality 3. Lovers: A Sibling's Devotion 4. Lioness: A Stark Dichotomy 5. Life as Shame Dame 6. Lioness Achieves Sovereign Domain 7. Cersei's Dynasty Founded 8. "Cersei" - Devastatingly Fearless Deadline is Tuesday November 6th at 11:30pm (GMT) time Round 2 Assignment coming up
  18. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    Happy Friday Acrophobes Sorry I'm a little later than I said, I've had a situation to sort out today. The first round will follow this post. I've made some executive decisions for those who didn't specify. Let me know within 10 minutes if you have a preference. Thankfully, Cersei has deemed 8 entries acceptable. Just.
  19. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    Around 12 hours till the deadline. Still hoping for at least two more entries to come in as we only have five. Shall I tag a few of our ex-players in case it tempts them last minute? @Lady Blizzardborn @Ser Not Appearing @Julia H. @She who must be Obeyed @lil' ghost @The Bastards Giant Friend @Woofless @a free shadow
  20. Dolorous Gabe

    Daredevil Season 3 [SPOILERS - Page 3 and beyond]

    Totally agree, one of my favourite scenes of the season.
  21. Dolorous Gabe

    Cast-o-phobia: We have a winner!!

    I wanted to say that it is kind of a problem with so few players and three votes that you can pretty much work out to whom each nomination belongs. Obviously, in this case there was a definite clear winner of the round so it couldn't end contentiously. Anyway, congrats to Annara on an impressive comeback and resounding win Well played to the runner-up Jez And to Rhaenys, no doubt you would have overtaken me again following another round And of course to everyone else who played and finally a wholehearted thanks to our generous host for hosting this entertaining game
  22. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    Right! Kinda! Yeah this has only been this long to let people see the game and enter from the start. A round might last between 3 and 5 days depending on when it suits me to come on and do the count and post the next round. I will stick rigidly to the deadline I set but I will accept entries after the deadline at the cost of the point you get for submitting an entry, if that makes sense.
  23. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    Also consider breaking up the letters into title and tag-line/sub-title. Edited to add: Let's make the deadline Friday as Halloween can be busy for many. Let's have all entries in by midday UK time Friday. I can post the entries then and give out the second round assignment. So please try to get your entries completed and in before Friday 2nd November
  24. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 34A&B: PART B R1

    I've been warned by Cersei herself that if I don't get an acceptable number of entries I will be swiftly handed over to Qyburn
×