Smut Marathon 2018: Results round 3

When I look back on the past week, in hindsight I think I should have put a trigger warning on the voting round, as there definitely were stories that could have and have triggered people when they recognized themselves in it. One story in particular made me think of my husband and me, and how protective I sometimes feel of him when I see how other people look at him. It’s not like he needs me to protect him, because he can definitely fend for himself, but it’s just this thing in me that wants people to see him for who he is, and not only see his disability.

I believe we all have things that can trigger us, but does that mean we should stop writing about them or expect others to stop? No. I believe we should always try to write outside the box, to write about things we are curious about but have not necessarily experienced ourselves. That makes you grow as a writer. You might get comments from people who don’t agree with what you have written and might help you to understand things better, to write a better story the next time. That is the way we grow. That is the way we learn. To write, to discuss, to try new things. As writers we have to constantly challenge ourselves, because writing the same thing over and over again will only make you a bit boring.

That is what the challenge for the third round was about. It’s easy to write about a perfect character, about someone that knows no hardships and has the perfect life, but it’s quite a challenge to some to write about real people, because aren’t we all ‘imperfect’ in some or other way?

Enough about that. It’s time to share the results of this round with you!

Authors

  1. Fucking perfect – The Other Livvy
  2. Quick Draw – Su Orwell
  3. The Hunter – Exhibit A
  4. Fortunes Told – May More
  5. No Self-belief – Jadis
  6. Tom Davis – Nicole Wolfe
  7. Absent Again – Chase Morgan
  8. The Dreamwalker – Samantha
  9. I, Will – Ella Scandal
  10. The Contradiction – Kilted Wookie
  11. The Watcher – Elliott Henry
  12. Book Break – Sammi
  13. Nasty Woman – Wriggly Kitty
  14. Emon Jones – Stella Kiink
  15. Play Date – Helen Scott
  16. Sibling rivalry – Julie Jones
  17. You’re Perfect – Alalya Minette
  18. Thoroughly Nailed – Beatrix Bottomsby
  19. Curved Fire – BadKitten74
  20. Barely There – Marsha Adams
  21. Attention Whore – Betty Butch
  22. Thick Skin – David Watson
  23. Primal Huntress – Charlton C. Tod
  24. Tripped Up – Cousin Pons
  25. Middle Mike – Nero J. Black
  26. Looking Back – Lascivious Lucy
  27. Closer Look – Cara Thereon
  28. Spiral Eyes – Muse
  29. Weak Flesh – Violet
  30. In Process – Annie Savoy
  31. Gift Opening – Sweeten Dirty
  32. Unrecognisable Reflection – Aurora Glory
  33. First date – xXloulouXx
  34. One thing – Charlie Powell
  35. Secret Coquette – Felisha Moon
  36. The Wolf – Brigit Delaney
  37. Bumbling Beauty – Kitt Wolf
  38. Caveat Venditor – J.V. Speyer
  39. Body Image – Mike Bruno

Public vote

During the voting round I keep track of all the votes, and when I see irregularities or strange patterns, I take action. The action can either be a warning to a writer, the elimination of a vote or the disqualification of a writer. I do give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but will not tolerate any cheating. Please note that the rules clearly say: one vote per person.

That said, let’s get down to the result of the public vote.

In total 85 legitimate votes have been received (you can see the voting in the images below).

The result of the public vote for this round is as follows:

  • Winner: Weak Flesh – Violet
  • First runner up: The Wolf – Brigit Delaney
  • Second runner up: Barely There – Marsha Adams and Fortunes Told – May More

This is the full result of the public vote:

Jury vote

Each jury member sends in their votes individually. These votes are added up and divided by 5 to get to a jury results.

The result of the public vote for this round is as follows:

  • Winner: Weak Flesh – Violet
  • First runner up: The Wolf – Brigit Delaney
  • Second runner up: Closer Look – Cara Thereon

This is the result for the jury votes:

Author Title Jury 1 Jury 2 Jury 3 Jury 4 Jury 5 Jury result
Violet Weak Flesh 8 9 9 8 1 7,0
Brigit Delaney The Wolf 10 7 8 5 1 6,2
Cara Thereon Closer Look 7 5 10 7 1 6,0
Aurora Glory Unrecognisable Reflection 9 3 1 4 10 5,4
Marsha Adams Barely There 1 1 6 9 7 4,8
Felisha Moon Secret Coquette 1 6 5 10 1 4,6
Elliott Henry The Watcher 1 1 7 6 1 3,2
Mike Bruno Body Image 1 10 1 1 1 2,8
Nero J. Black Middle Mike 1 1 1 1 9 2,6
Charlton C. Tod Primal Huntress 1 1 1 1 8 2,4
Kitt Wolf Bumbling Beauty 1 8 1 1 1 2,4
Charlie Powell One thing 1 4 4 1 1 2,2
Sammi Book Break 5 1 1 1 3 2,2
Cousin Pons Tripped Up 6 1 1 1 1 2,0
xXloulouXx First date 1 1 1 1 6 2,0
Ella Scandal I, Will 1 1 1 1 5 1,8
Chase Morgan Absent Again 4 1 1 1 1 1,6
Stella Kiink Emon Jones 1 1 1 1 4 1,6
Alalya Minette You’re Perfect 1 1 3 1 1 1,4
Helen Scott Play Date 3 1 1 1 1 1,4
Wriggly Kitty Nasty Woman 1 1 1 3 1 1,4
Betty Butch Attention Whore 2 1 1 1 1 1,2
David Watson Thick Skin 1 1 2 1 1 1,2
Exhibit A The Hunter 1 1 1 2 1 1,2
Jadis No Self-belief 1 1 1 1 2 1,2
Su Orwell Quick Draw 1 2 1 1 1 1,2
Annie Savoy In Process 1 1 1 1 1 1,0
BadKitten74 Curved Fire 1 1 1 1 1 1,0
Beatrix Bottomsby Thoroughly Nailed 1 1 1 1 1 1,0
J.V. Speyer Caveat Venditor 1 1 1 1 1 1,0
Julie Jones Sibling rivalry 1 1 1 1 1 1,0
Kilted Wookie The Contradiction 1 1 1 1 1 1,0
Lascivious Lucy Looking Back 1 1 1 1 1 1,0
May More Fortunes Told 1 1 1 1 1 1,0
Muse Spiral Eyes 1 1 1 1 1 1,0
Nicole Wolfe Tom Davis 1 1 1 1 1 1,0
Samantha The Dreamwalker 1 1 1 1 1 1,0
Sweeten Dirty Gift Opening 1 1 1 1 1 1,0
The Other Livvy Fucking perfect 1 1 1 1 1 1,0

TABLE HERE

Overall results round 3

The public votes and that of the jury are added up to get to the end result for the round.

The overall winner of the third round: Weak Flesh – Violet

The full result for round 3 is as follows:

Participant Jury result Public result Result round 3
Violet 7,0 10,0 17,0
Brigit Delaney 6,2 9,0 15,2
Marsha Adams 4,8 8,0 12,8
Charlie Powell 2,2 7,0 9,2
May More 1,0 8,0 9,0
Wriggly Kitty 1,4 6,0 7,4
Cara Thereon 6,0 1,0 7,0
Aurora Glory 5,4 1,0 6,4
Helen Scott 1,4 5,0 6,4
Chase Morgan 1,6 4,0 5,6
Felisha Moon 4,6 1,0 5,6
Exhibit A 1,2 4,0 5,2
Alalya Minette 1,4 3,0 4,4
Elliott Henry 3,2 1,0 4,2
Jadis 1,2 3,0 4,2
Sammi 2,2 2,0 4,2
Kilted Wookie 1,0 3,0 4,0
Mike Bruno 2,8 1,0 3,8
Nero J. Black 2,6 1,0 3,6
Charlton C. Tod 2,4 1,0 3,4
Kitt Wolf 2,4 1,0 3,4
Betty Butch 1,2 2,0 3,2
David Watson 1,2 2,0 3,2
BadKitten74 1,0 2,0 3,0
Beatrix Bottomsby 1,0 2,0 3,0
Cousin Pons 2,0 1,0 3,0
The Other Livvy 1,0 2,0 3,0
xXloulouXx 2,0 1,0 3,0
Ella Scandal 1,8 1,0 2,8
Stella Kiink 1,6 1,0 2,6
Su Orwell 1,2 1,0 2,2
Annie Savoy 1,0 1,0 2,0
J.V. Speyer 1,0 1,0 2,0
Julie Jones 1,0 1,0 2,0
Lascivious Lucy 1,0 1,0 2,0
Muse 1,0 1,0 2,0
Nicole Wolfe 1,0 1,0 2,0
Samantha 1,0 1,0 2,0
Sweeten Dirty 1,0 1,0 2,0

Rankings

From the first to the sixth round writers accumulate points and at the end of the second, fourth and sixth rounds, those at the bottom of the rankings have to leave the marathon.

This time I have added the previous ranking of each participant in the second column.

The rankings after three rounds are as follows:

Rank Prev Participant Result round 1 Result round 2 Result round 3 Overall result
1 1 Brigit Delaney 12,4 10,8 15,2 38,4
2 17 Violet 6,2 3,6 17,0 26,8
3 2 Kitt Wolf 7,2 13,6 3,4 24,2
4 9 Cara Thereon 3,6 10,4 7,0 21,0
5 3 Su Orwell 11,8 6,8 2,2 20,8
6 7 Alalya Minette 2,0 13,6 4,4 20,0
4 J.V. Speyer 14,2 3,8 2,0 20,0
7 5 The Other Livvy 8,4 8,0 3,0 19,4
8 16 Charlie Powell 2,0 8,0 9,2 19,2
9 26 Marsha Adams 3,0 3,0 12,8 18,8
6 Beatrix Bottomsby 3,0 12,8 3,0 18,8
10 Exhibit A 2,0 11,6 5,2 18,8
10 8 Cousin Pons 6,8 7,4 3,0 17,2
11 19 Wriggly Kitty 3,2 6,0 7,4 16,6
12 12 Mike Bruno 5,0 7,2 3,8 16,0
13 25 May More 2,0 4,8 9,0 15,8
14 13 Nero J. Black 10,0 2,0 3,6 15,6
15 11 Nicole Wolfe 2,6 10,4 2,0 15,0
16 22 Aurora Glory 6,0 2,0 6,4 14,4
17 17 Sammi 2,0 7,8 4,2 14,0
18 21 Chase Morgan 5,0 3,2 5,6 13,8
19 16 Betty Butch 8,0 2,0 3,2 13,2
20 18 Charlton C. Tod 2,0 7,6 3,4 13,0
24 Felisha Moon 5,4 2,0 5,6 13,0
21 26 Helen Scott 3,0 3,0 6,4 12,4
22 15 Julie Jones 2,0 8,2 2,0 12,2
23 16 Annie Savoy 4,0 6,0 2,0 12,0
24 24 Elliott Henry 2,4 5,0 4,2 11,6
20 Stella Kiink 7,0 2,0 2,6 11,6
25 23 BadKitten74 4,2 3,4 3,0 10,6
26 26 Jadis 3,0 3,0 4,2 10,2
27 24 Samantha 4,4 3,0 2,0 9,4
28 28 Kilted Wookie 2,2 3,0 4,0 9,2
29 26 xXloulouXx 2,0 4,0 3,0 9,0
30 28 David Watson 2,0 3,2 3,2 8,4
31 27 Ella Scandal 2,0 3,4 2,8 8,2
32 26 Lascivious Lucy 4,0 2,0 2,0 8,0
26 Muse 4,0 2,0 2,0 8,0
33 27 Sweeten Dirty 2,0 3,4 2,0 7,4

All participants of this round go through to round 4, but only 30 participants can go through to round 5.

Knocked out

The following writers were knocked out because they have not sent in their assignments, for various reasons:

  • Mrs. Robinson
  • Andra Ashe

Next assignment

Thank you to everyone who have written for this round and thank you to all the voters who have taken the time to read the entries, to vote and for those who have given some feedback.

The writers will be sent the fourth assignment later today and have until midnight CET (Amsterdam time) on 28 April 2018 to have it in my inbox.

The next voting round opens on 29 April 2018 and I would love to see a lot of voters then!

~ Marie Rebelle

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4 thoughts on “Smut Marathon 2018: Results round 3

  1. hi, I’m the author of #17 Youre Perfect. I wanted to say publicly that I read all the feedback on my piece and have truly taken it to heart.
    But I’d also like to add some context, not to excuse myself or to try and dismiss some of the criticism I recieved.

    Trigger warning, I’ll be mentioning self harm.

    My piece was about a woman who has self-harm scars. I took a long time thinking on the topic “Perfectly Imperfect” and in the end I went inward into my own character. I also have many self-harm scars from my childhood that have lasted well into my adulthood. I have struggled with my skin, feeling comfortable, feeling beautiful. In the summer I’d wear long sleeves and pants, I’d skip gym class, shower with the lights off.
    And I couldn’t go swimming.
    Lately, I’ve come to accept my skin for the way it is. I do go swimming, now! And I wear shortshorts and mini skirts and tanktops. I’ve grown to love my imperfections, I know that even if there’s another person out there the same height, weight, and age as I am, they’ll never have the same legs as me. 100% unique.

    But sexual partners still pause, or pull away, or poke and prod and ask insensitive questions. Even though I’ve grown to accept my scars, it took years and years of self-love to get there.

    #17 Your Perfect was a love letter to anyone who can see past ‘skin-deep’ imperfections.

    Thank you for your time.

  2. Nero Black says:

    As a warning to all other participants…

    I got so hung up on ‘What is a Character Sketch?’ (following the links SM provided, plus googling a few more of my own) that I completely forgot about the word EROTIC in the task (‘write an erotic character sketch…’) so don’t make that mistake in Round 4!!

    (and don’t leave it until the last minute, as SM already advise!)

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