Smut Marathon 2018: Results round 9 (Semi-finals)

This is always the best and the worst moment of every round of the Smut Marathon – announcing the results are good, but knocking people out is terrible. Even more so, now, in the semi-finals. It’s just terrible to have to tell people that they have just not made it to the final round. However, that is the nature of the competition, and remember, there will always be next year (more about that at the end of this post).

For now, let’s get on with the official result of the semi-final voting round!

Authors

  1. The Stranger – Violet
  2. Read to Me – Cara Thereon
  3. Stag Beetle – Charlie Powell
  4. Cabin Fever – Marsha Adams
  5. A Storm Is Coming – Annie Savoy
  6. Spelling Lessons – Kitt Wolf
  7. Pathetic fallacy – The Other Livvy
  8. The Waiting Game – Wriggly Kitty
  9. Boat Show – Exhibit A
  10. Always Leave Them Smiling – May More

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 53 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: Stag Beetle – Charlie Powell
First runner up: Always Leave Them Smiling – May More
Second runner up: Boat Show – Exhibit A

Results Smut Marathon 2018 round 9

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 jury vote for this round is as follows:

Winner: Read to Me – Cara Thereon
First runner up: Stag Beetle – Charlie Powell
Second runner up: Pathetic fallacy – The Other Livvy

This is the result for the jury votes:

Author Story title Jury 1 Jury 2 Jury 3 Jury 4 Jury 5 Jury result
Cara Thereon Read to Me 7 10 10 10 9 9,2
Charlie Powell Stag Beetle 10 8 5 7 5 7,0
The Other Livvy Pathetic fallacy 9 4 7 5 8 6,6
May More Always Leave Them Smiling 3 9 8 9 1 6,0
Exhibit A Boat Show 8 5 3 3 10 5,8
Kitt Wolf Spelling Lessons 4 1 9 8 3 5,0
Violet The Stranger 6 2 6 6 4 4,8
Marsha Adams Cabin Fever 5 6 1 2 7 4,2
Annie Savoy A Storm Is Coming 2 3 4 4 6 3,8
Wriggly Kitty The Waiting Game 1 7 2 1 2 2,6

Overall results round 9

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 ninth round:

The full result for round 9 is as follows: Stag Beetle – Charlie Powell

Author Story title Jury result Public result Result round 9
Charlie Powell Stag Beetle 7,0 10,0 17,0
Cara Thereon Read to Me 9,2 7,0 16,2
May More Always Leave Them Smiling 6,0 9,0 15,0
Exhibit A Boat Show 5,8 8,0 13,8
The Other Livvy Pathetic fallacy 6,6 6,0 12,6
Violet The Stranger 4,8 5,0 9,8
Kitt Wolf Spelling Lessons 5,0 4,0 9,0
Annie Savoy A Storm Is Coming 3,8 4,0 7,8
Marsha Adams Cabin Fever 4,2 3,0 7,2
Wriggly Kitty The Waiting Game 2,6 3,0 5,6

Knocked out

Only 7 writers go through to the finals – round 10. According to the overall results above, the following 3 writers are knocked out of the race:

  • Annie Savoy
  • Marsha Adams
  • Wriggly Kitty

Next assignment

To all the writers who have made to the finals – congratulations!

Writers will be sent the tenth and last assignment of the Smut Marathon 2018 later today and have until midnight CET (Amsterdam time) on 24 November 2018 to have their stories in my inbox.

The next voting round opens on 25 November 2018 and I would love to see a lot of readers voting then! On 2 December 2018 we will know who the winner is of the first ever Smut Marathon.

Smut Marathon 2019

I have already started planning the Smut Marathon 2019.
There will be a couple of minor tweaks for the 2019 edition of the competition, but in essence it stays the same as it is now. Of course, the assignments will be different than this year’s, but just as challenging or more so. Now that the first marathon is nearing its end, everyone has a fair idea of how it works, and I hope that there will be a lot of entries for the Smut Marathon 2019. Entries op on 15 December 2018, so please jot that down on your calendars so you don’t forget it. Or, sign up for my newsletter (popup) or subscribe to new posts (sidebar) on this site, then you won’t miss a thing!

But, for now, let’s concentrate on the final round of the Smut Marathon 2018.

~ Marie Rebelle

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