Mikes wrote:So I've re-acquainted myself with the Unspeakable Duck and the War Merchine, having not heard the second one before, and... isn't the machine supposed to be 80 feet high or something?
Certain liberties have to be taken, otherwise there is no conceivable way the duck and goose aren't cooked. My thinking is that the Merfolk's army has ranks, and a varied arsenal. Our Mer'chine is a foot soldier, compared to a grenadier, or a tank. Like Mongoose, who is a cat compared to the Bandersnatch's teleporting elephant (I forgot exact comparison from the story, you get my point).
tastycakes wrote:The fact that we decide just in this round to investigate voter fraud is a total croc. All of the previous rounds have gone to shit, and yet it is this one that demands a thorough investigation? Also, how can we simply eliminate some competitors' votes and not others?
The rounds before were dirty, this one was filthy. Narwhal went from second to last, to first, to fourth, and back to first in like a day. I was compelled to look under the hood. I understand that Boris snuck up, Taurd snuck up, but none to the tune of 200 votes in an hour. Trust me, I'm unemployed, I have time to lord over these things. The way the last day of the skirmish went down made 'normal' voting pointless. So we're scrubbing,
There is no agenda in the substitution - were I tending to personal interest, I'd have let the result stand. My goal is always balance, parody between competitors, and sticking to three beings of the same dimension, same planet, would make things a lot easier. Smarmy, Narwhal, Snuffles, I'd have taken them all over Mongoose. But she was by far the least tainted, and in fourth place. I mean, look at that poll at the top of the page, you think this thing shouldn't be in round 3?
Nice n' clean solution to any qualms about the skirmish results: vote against Mongoose. If it wasn't supposed to get in, it won't win.