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  1. ACROPHOBIA 34 A Character Autobiographies Hello all, welcome to the 34th edition of Acrophobia. A quick shout out to Emmit, who originally brought this game to the forum. 34 games is impressive, a forum legacy to be proud of. This edition will have a part A and a part B, each with seven rounds. I chose to do this because there are so many interesting options for a round. I had to narrow down a list I made of nearly 40 names to 14. You will be given a character, from whose perspective you will dream up a title for their autobiography using one of three randomly generated acronyms. I would also like to give a warm-hearted shout out to Castellan, a true stalwart of our acronym games. We all hope your sudden absence whilst generously hosting game 33 is the result of a temporary problem. The rules are as usual. All first letters of words must correspond with the sequence of letters in the chosen acronym and any dubious words must be acceptable to the host's own standard of acceptability. You receive 1 point for submitting an entry, 1 point for voting fully, then 3 points per 1st place vote, 2 points per 2nd place vote, 1 point per 3rd place vote. I will use yomi's system of sticking rigidly to deadlines but allowing late entries at the cost of a point for submitting an entry. If you would like to play, send your host - Dolorous Gabe - a PM entitled Acrophobia 34 A: [insert board name here] With your entry PM, you may also send me any characters you would particularly like to be a part of this topic. I may consider bumping my choices for any characters that receive numerous nominations. PART A ROUND ONE: CERSEI LANNISTER Kicking off with some fun, Cersei has decided to compile her memoirs into an autobiography. Will it be honest? Will it be typically vainglorious? Based on her POV chapters, it will surely be entertaining in a crazy kind of way. So what title does she bestow upon it? Create your title from one of the following acronyms: C D F L A S D F H D G Q
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    Less than 24 hours folks. I have received a few wonderfully diverse titles for Aemon. Keep them coming.
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    PART A ROUND FOUR: AEMON TARGARYEN (Maester) The oft forgotten dragon, his remarkable story is well known to those who know their history but wouldn’t we all enjoy reading it in his own detailed words? Such a fascinating autobiography requires a fitting title. What name would the infinitely wise old man give to his story? Create the title from one of the following acronyms: A V C T R I G D F C P D Please complete your titles by 11:30pm on Friday November 16th
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    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
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    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.
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    Just waiting to see if another vote is coming in.
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    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).
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    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.
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    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.
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    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)
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    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.
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    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
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    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.
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    I actually thought it was quite easy. I believe I have two belters, simple but effective. You might be thinking too hard.
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    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!
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    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.
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    @Castellan We're all just glad you're okay
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    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:
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    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
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    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
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    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.
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    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
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    Daredevil Season 3 [SPOILERS - Page 3 and beyond]

    Totally agree, one of my favourite scenes of the season.
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    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
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