round 08

The #ChoicesCreates Round Eight Masterlist

May 08, 2017, Monday [#148]

Here is the moment we have all been waiting for… the posting of this week’s #ChoicesCreates masterlist! 😋 I would like to thank @hollyashton​ for asking me to host Round Eight because it was super fun being the supreme overlord aww my absolute reign is now over host this week! 😊

This week’s one-word prompt was 🤝 “friendship” 🤝 which, in my opinion, was a really awesome prompt!! 😋😀

Thank you very much to @beserked2​, @choicesmyway​, @endlessraj​, @firefly-hwufanficwriter​, @hollyashton​, @kittenmusicals​, @lanapowellblog​​, @lauraotaku2234​, @michellenguyens​, @pb-boeboe​​​, @punexpectedly​​, @starlight-crystal, @storiesbehindyoureyes​, @superpotato824​, and @texanhusker​ for making sixteen wonderful 🎨📝 fan creations 📝🎨 this week for all of us to enjoy!! 😊😊

And now… the list!! 😀 😎



List of fanfiction and fan art:

01. (LH) “This Is Why We’ll Never Work” by @hollyashton

02. (MW) “Nothing More Than Feelings” by @punexpectedly

03. (TRR) “Stupid Heart (Chapter Two)” by @firefly-hwufanficwriter

04. (ES) “Almost Something” by @starlight-crystal

05. (ES) “Blood is thicker than water” by @endlessraj

06. (ES) “One Big Chance Encounter” by @michellenguyens

07. (ES) “Sometimes a Memory is not Enough” by @beserked2

08. (ES) “The Time Traveler (Chapter Six)” by @firefly-hwufanficwriter

09. (TF) “Friends forever” by @lauraotaku2234

10. (TF) “Friends in Low Places” by @texanhusker

11. (TF) “Learn to live with it” by @storiesbehindyoureyes

12. (TF) “Our Rooftop” by @kittenmusicals

13. (TF) “The Best Friend” by @choicesmyway

14. Fan art (ES) “Endless Friendship” by @superpotato824

15. Fan art (LH) “Cheers” by @pb-boeboe​​

16. Fan art (TF) “Friendship” by @lanapowellblog

(Hooray for all of these fan creations! 😀😀😀)



Disclaimer: These are works of fan fiction/art using characters from the Choices world, owned by Pixelberry. We do not claim ownership over them or the world of Choices. The stories we tell through our writing and art are our own interpretation and invention. They are not purported to be part of Choices’ story canon. These creative works are for entertainment only and not part of Choices’ official storylines. No copyright infringement is intended.



(Waiting for H.W.U. to come back, forever and always; 08/05/17.)

HOGWARTS 

GRYFFINDOR 01. little lion man - mumford and sons 02. the phoenix - fall out boy 03. king and lionheart - of monsters and men 04. team - lorde 05.mr. brightside - the killers 06. on top of the world - imagine dragons 07. this is gospel - panic! at the disco 08. marchin on - one republic 09.things we lost in the fire - bastille

SLYTHERIN 01. bad blood - bastille 02. all the right moves - one republic 03. somebody told me - the killers 04. afraid - the neighbourhood 05. i don’t care - fall out boy 06. ain’t no rest for the wicked - cage the elephant 07. teenagers - my chemical romance 08. everybody wants to rule the world - lorde 09. let’s kill tonight - panic! at the disco 

RAVENCLAW 01. the scientist - coldplay 02. i write sins not tragedies - panic! at the disco 03. spiderhead - cage the elephant 04. migraine - twenty one pilots 05. doorways - radical face 06. boston - augustana 07. nine in the afternoon - panic! at the disco 08. round and round - imagine dragons 09. kitchen sink - twenty one pilots 

HUFFLEPUFF 01. i will wait - mumford and sons 02. safe and sound - taylor swift 03. let’s dance to joy division - the wombats 04. give me love - ed sheeran 05. riptide - vance joy 06. putting the dog to sleep - the antlers 07. people help the people - birdy 08. house of gold - twenty one pilots 09. here comes the sun - the beatles

[ listen ]

  • FANMIX

𝕊𝕖𝕓𝕒𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕒𝕟 𝕄𝕚𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕖𝕝𝕚𝕤: 𝓔𝓼𝓽 𝓔𝓷𝓲𝓶 𝓜𝓪𝓰𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓮𝓻

TRACKS

01. Undisclosed Desires - Muse // 02. I Know I’m A Wolf - Young Heretics // 03. I Belong To You - Muse // 04. Painkiller - Three Days Grace // 05. The Wolf - Phildel // 06. Counting Bodies Like Sheep - Perfect Circle // 07. Hell Is Round the Corner - Tricky // 08. The Devil Within - Digital Daggers // 09. The Crow & The Butterfly - Shinedown // 10. Fondu Au Noir - Coeur de Pirate

Listen to Grimes’ BBC “Late Junction” Mixtape

Featuring Aphex Twin, Animal Collective, the Internet, and more

Last night, Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, aired a half-hour mixtape she put together for BBC Radio 3’s “Late Junction.” The mix features Aphex Twin, Animal Collective, the Internet, Shonen Knife, Kelsey Lu, and more. “I tried to include a mix of weird stuff that I like that’s old, and some newer stuff I love that inspires me, and all-time favorite songs,” she said by way of introduction. Check it out below, and scroll down for the tracklist.

Tracklist:

  • 01 Aphex Twin - Xtal 
  • 02 Kelsey Lu - Morning After Coffee 
  • 03 Delerium - Aria (ft Mediæval Bæbes) 
  • 04 Shonen Knife - Ah, Singapore 
  • 05 Yamantaka//Sonic Titan - Hoshi Neko 
  • 06 The Internet - Special Affair 
  • 07 Kali Uchis - Ridin Round 
  • 08 Dil Se (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Satarangi Re
  • 09 Bajirao Mastani (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Deewani Mastani 
  • 10 Tei Shi- Basically 
  • 11 HANA - Chimera 
  • 12 Now Now - Thread 
  • 13 Animal Collective - We Tigers

women gymnasts: a summary (feel free to add your own)
  • mustafina: hello i am the queen get out of my way bitches
  • maroney: well im the vaulting queen and there's no discussion thank u very much
  • iordache: yea but like europeAN CHAMPION HERE WHO QUALIFIED FOR EVERYTHIGN AT EUros a thank you
  • ferrari: lol 2006 bitches
  • fasana: im good at floor but ferrari takes my spotlight =_=
  • fragapane: i used to be nobody *grabs mic* NOW IM EVERYTHING
  • ferlito: worlds 2013 was *awesome*
  • raisman: ONEAN D A HALF TWIST STE POUT TO DOUBRL ARBAINA PUNCHF RONT LAYOUT OMFGGG
  • komova: i deserve better
  • paseka: underdog vaulter right here yes hi
  • skinner: i aM SO GOOD AT FLIPPY TWISTY but dont u dare ask me to do a split leap :)
  • moors: yes but i got the ddlo so scREW YOU MYKAYLA HAHA
  • biles: why do i even bother competing just give me the gold
  • ross: i win with my opening pass on floor being a round off back tuck lolwut
  • ponor: romania is dead without me <3
  • grishina: WHIP TO TRIPLE <33
  • whelan: SHHOOUUULLLDDEERRRSS
  • b downie: say that one more time and bitch i will double arabian dismount onto your face you got it whelan?
  • wieber: haha london 2012 aa...
  • chusovitina: whoa how am i still here
  • izbasa: fuKING 2012 LONDON FLORO FINALS OMFG nO
  • mitchell: my music taste is the combination of aussie outbacks and african traditional dances
  • ziyi: wait aren't i someone else
  • jinnan: wait aren't i someone else
  • liukin: HELO I aM ThE BESt perSON AliVE I WON aLl ROUND MEDAL AT 08 Give Me atTENTIOn!!!1!!
  • johnson: why nastia why
  • douglas: hi whats happening with me
  • linlin: BEAM GODDESS
  • popa: WHY AM I ALWAYS FUCKIGN UNDERSCORED
  • chunsong: im so small
  • miller: look out im coming for that bars aliya >:)
  • pavlova: FUCK YOU RUSSIA WHO NEEDS YOU WHEN THERE'S AZERBAIJAN
  • nabieva: sass level over fucking 9000
  • suto: tumblr tumblring and tumbling irl wow

THE SECRET OF DROWNING || a mix for a relationship in stages … for tentative beginnings, the fear that realization brings, and the acceptance that, sometimes, against all odds, the most unlikely person is the missing puzzle piece to the hole in your heart [ listen @ 8tracks ]

01. Dry the River - No Rest // 02. Dar Williams - It’s a War in There // 03. A Fine Frenzy - The Minnow and the Trout // 04. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - When Your Mind’s Made Up // 05. Austra - The Future // 06. Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton - Crowd Surf off a Cliff // 07. Warpaint - Majesty // 08. Carina Round - The Secret Of Drowning // 09. Ed Harcourt - Let Love Not Weigh Me Down // 10. Ben Howard - Depth Over Distance // 11. Sia - Where I Belong // 12. Mount Moriah - Hail, Lightning

youtube

Video recording of my mecha bug ink drawing!
The lighting is kinda all akward going from bright to dark to sometimes really saturated. Hope that’s not too distracting, it was cause I mainly used just light from my window, and then towards the end I used my lamp 

Please watch in HD and full screen!
Information about materials and such is in the comment section on youtube and also in my tags

2

Last Episode Standing - Final Round 

out of the pool are…

  • Round 20 ~ 1.01 - Pilot
  • Round 19 ~ 1.10 - Anslo Garrick Part 2
  • Round 18 ~ 1.03 - Wujing
  • Round 17 ~ 1.02 - The Freelancer
  • Round 16 ~ 1.17 - Ivan
  • Round 15 ~ 1.05 - The Courier
  • Round 14 ~ 1.21 - Berlin
  • Round 13 ~ 1.22 - Berlin Conclusion
  • Round 12 ~ 1.11 - The Good Samaritan Killer
  • Round 11 ~ 1.14 - Madeline Pratt
  • Round 10 ~ 1.07 - Frederick Barnes
  • Round 09 ~ 1.18 - Milton Bobbit
  • Round 08 ~ 1.20 - The Kingmaker
  • Round 07 ~ 1.08 - General Ludd
  • Round 06 ~ 1.06 - Gina Zanetakos
  • Round 05 ~ 1.19 - The Pavlovich Brothers
  • Round 04 ~ 1.13 - The Cyprus Agency
  • Round 03 ~ 1.12 - The Alchemist
  • Round 02 ~ 1.16 - Mako Tanida
  • Round 01 ~ 1.15 - The Judge

We’ve reached the final round folks. The Pilot holds the third place and the last race will be between 1.04 and 1.09. I’ll keep the voting open the entire weekend and will of course post the results next monday with a discussion post attached to it. :D 

Please make sure again to vote OFF the least liked from those two episodes left standing. If you want to double secure your vote, then write: I vote off (episode number), because I want (episode number) to win!

Thank you all again for participating. it has been fun. ;) now VOTE!

2

Otome contest

Judges: obsessionaboutillusionsspyofloveotomefanfics, cozumi-otome

Round 3

Theme: “Side-characters”

With this we mean all characters that don’t have their own route, but show up in others. Think Prince Leonardo and Pierre from BMP, for example. Butlers are okay, too. Of course, all side characters from all kinds of otome games are allowed, as long as it’s released in English.

Rules

  • Any English otome game is allowed.
  • Try to make a new fanpiece. Ones dated before 18 November get less points.
  • Stick to the theme.
  • All emotions allowed (from happy to angst), BUT, no suicide, murder, abuse or self-harm.
  • 1 entry per person.
  • No anonymous submits.

How to submit your entry:

  • Tag your entry with “otome contest 2014”
  • In your entry, say which round its for and what character you’ll be working with.
  • Reblog this post with a link to your work
  • ^^^^^^^^DO BOTH OF THESE TO ENSURE YOUR WORK WILL BE SEEN

Deadline round 3: 08 December 2014

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Notes:

  • Your points will suffer if you don’t follow the rules.
  • Missed the other rounds? No problem. You can jump in with every round. The ones with the most points in the end get the prizes.
  • You can find round 1 and round 2 here, but you can’t enter them anymore.

Our team of judges is currently still busy looking at last round’s entries. We are trying our best to get the points to you as soon as possible. We hope to have it done by the end of the week, but it may be a tad later. Sorry for the delay and we hope you understand.

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Questions?  Hit me up with an ask. I’ll answer within 24 hours. Also check the tag for it.

Have fun!

Let your education begin ! [ LISTEN ]

inspired by this post

01. Swing, Swing, Swing ; The All-American Rejects 02. Out On The Town (Bonus Track) ; Fun. 03. Right Here (Ft. Foxes) ; Rudimental 04. America’s Suitehearts ; Fall Out Boy 05. Reckless ; You Me At Six 06. She Looks So Perfect ; 5 Seconds of Summer 07. Weightless ; All Time Low 08. Round and Round ; Imagine Dragons 09. 400 Lux ; Lorde 10. Everybody Talks ; Neon Trees 11. Jesus Christ ; Brand New 12. Next In Line ; Walk The Moon 13. Nine In The Afternoon ; Panic! At The Disco 14. West Coast ; The Neighbourhood 15. Snap Out of It ; Arctic Monkeys 16. The City ; 1975 17. Undercover Martyn ; Two Door Cinema Club 18. Gold On the Ceiling ; The Black Keys 19. Life on the Nickel (remix) ; Foster the People 20. Home ; Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 21. Dreaming ; Smallpools 22. Millionaires ; The Script 23. Starry Eyed ; Ellie Goulding 24. Something I Need ; OneRepublic 25. California ; Phantom Planet

La Liga 2014-2015 Match schedule

1.Round

24/08/2014

Sevilla FC - Valencia CF
Levante UD - Villarreal CF
Rayo Vallecano - Atlético Madrid
Celta Vigo - Getafe CF
FC Barcelona - Elche CF
UD Almería - Espanyol Barcelona
SD Eibar - Real Sociedad
Málaga CF - Athletic Bilbao
Granada CF - Deportivo La Coruña
Real Madrid - Córdoba CF

2. Round

31/08/2014

Valencia CF - Málaga CF
Espanyol Barcelona - Sevilla FC
Getafe CF - UD Almería
Córdoba CF - Celta Vigo
Real Sociedad - Real Madrid
Atlético Madrid - SD Eibar
Deportivo La Coruña - Rayo Vallecano
Elche CF - Granada CF
Villarreal CF - FC Barcelona
Athletic Bilbao - Levante UD

3. Round

14/09/2014

Valencia CF - Espanyol Barcelona
Sevilla FC - Getafe CF
UD Almería - Córdoba CF
Celta Vigo - Real Sociedad
Real Madrid - Atlético Madrid
SD Eibar - Deportivo La Coruña
Rayo Vallecano - Elche CF
Granada CF - Villarreal CF
FC Barcelona - Athletic Bilbao
Málaga CF - Levante UD

4. Round

21/09/2014

Espanyol Barcelona - Málaga CF
Getafe CF - Valencia CF
Córdoba CF - Sevilla FC
Real Sociedad - UD Almería
Atlético Madrid - Celta Vigo
Deportivo La Coruña - Real Madrid
Elche CF - SD Eibar
Villarreal CF - Rayo Vallecano
Athletic Bilbao - Granada CF
Levante UD - FC Barcelona

5. Round

24/09/2014

Espanyol Barcelona - Getafe CF
Valencia CF - Córdoba CF
Sevilla FC - Real Sociedad
UD Almería - Atlético Madrid
Celta Vigo - Deportivo La Coruña
Real Madrid - Elche CF
SD Eibar - Villarreal CF
Rayo Vallecano - Athletic Bilbao
Granada CF - Levante UD
Málaga CF - FC Barcelona

6. Round

28/09/2014

Getafe CF - Málaga CF
Córdoba CF - Espanyol Barcelona
Real Sociedad - Valencia CF
Atlético Madrid - Sevilla FC
Deportivo La Coruña - UD Almería
Elche CF - Celta Vigo
Villarreal CF - Real Madrid
Athletic Bilbao - SD Eibar
Levante UD - Rayo Vallecano
FC Barcelona - Granada CF

7. Round

05/10/2014

Getafe CF - Córdoba CF
Espanyol Barcelona - Real Sociedad
Valencia CF - Atlético Madrid
Sevilla FC - Deportivo La Coruña
UD Almería - Elche CF
Celta Vigo - Villarreal CF
Real Madrid - Athletic Bilbao
SD Eibar - Levante UD
Rayo Vallecano - FC Barcelona
Málaga CF - Granada CF

8. Round

19/10/2014

Córdoba CF - Málaga CF
Real Sociedad - Getafe CF
Atlético Madrid - Espanyol Barcelona
Deportivo La Coruña - Valencia CF
Elche CF - Sevilla FC
Villarreal CF - UD Almería
Athletic Bilbao - Celta Vigo
Levante UD - Real Madrid
FC Barcelona - SD Eibar
Granada CF - Rayo Vallecano

9. Round

26/10/2014

Córdoba CF - Real Sociedad
Getafe CF - Atlético Madrid
Espanyol Barcelona - Deportivo La Coruña
Valencia CF - Elche CF
Sevilla FC - Villarreal CF
UD Almería - Athletic Bilbao
Celta Vigo - Levante UD
Real Madrid - FC Barcelona
SD Eibar - Granada CF
Málaga CF - Rayo Vallecano

10. Round

02/11/2014

Real Sociedad - Málaga CF
Atlético Madrid - Córdoba CF
Deportivo La Coruña - Getafe CF
Elche CF - Espanyol Barcelona
Villarreal CF - Valencia CF
Athletic Bilbao - Sevilla FC
Levante UD - UD Almería
FC Barcelona - Celta Vigo
Granada CF - Real Madrid
Rayo Vallecano - SD Eibar

11. Round

09/11/2014

Real Sociedad - Atlético Madrid
Córdoba CF - Deportivo La Coruña
Getafe CF - Elche CF
Espanyol Barcelona - Villarreal CF
Valencia CF - Athletic Bilbao
Sevilla FC - Levante UD
UD Almería - FC Barcelona
Celta Vigo - Granada CF
Real Madrid - Rayo Vallecano
Málaga CF - SD Eibar

12. Round

23/11/2014

Atlético Madrid - Málaga CF
Deportivo La Coruña - Real Sociedad
Elche CF - Córdoba CF
Villarreal CF - Getafe CF
Athletic Bilbao - Espanyol Barcelona
Levante UD - Valencia CF
FC Barcelona - Sevilla FC
Granada CF - UD Almería
Rayo Vallecano - Celta Vigo
SD Eibar - Real Madrid

13. Round

30/11/2014

Atlético Madrid - Deportivo La Coruña
Real Sociedad - Elche CF
Córdoba CF - Villarreal CF
Getafe CF - Athletic Bilbao
Espanyol Barcelona - Levante UD
Valencia CF - FC Barcelona
Sevilla FC - Granada CF
UD Almería - Rayo Vallecano
Celta Vigo - SD Eibar
Málaga CF - Real Madrid

14. Round

07/12/2014

Deportivo La Coruña - Málaga CF
Elche CF - Atlético Madrid
Villarreal CF - Real Sociedad
Athletic Bilbao - Córdoba CF
Levante UD - Getafe CF
FC Barcelona - Espanyol Barcelona
Granada CF - Valencia CF
Rayo Vallecano - Sevilla FC
SD Eibar - UD Almería
Real Madrid - Celta Vigo

15. Round

14/12/2014

Deportivo La Coruña - Elche CF
Atlético Madrid - Villarreal CF
Real Sociedad - Athletic Bilbao
Córdoba CF - Levante UD
Getafe CF - FC Barcelona
Espanyol Barcelona - Granada CF
Valencia CF - Rayo Vallecano
Sevilla FC - SD Eibar
UD Almería - Real Madrid
Málaga CF - Celta Vigo

16. Round

21/12/2014

Elche CF - Málaga CF
Villarreal CF - Deportivo La Coruña
Athletic Bilbao - Atlético Madrid
Levante UD - Real Sociedad
FC Barcelona - Córdoba CF
Granada CF - Getafe CF
Rayo Vallecano - Espanyol Barcelona
SD Eibar - Valencia CF
Real Madrid - Sevilla FC
Celta Vigo - UD Almería

17. Round

04/01/2015

Elche CF - Villarreal CF
Deportivo La Coruña - Athletic Bilbao
Atlético Madrid - Levante UD
Real Sociedad - FC Barcelona
Córdoba CF - Granada CF
Getafe CF - Rayo Vallecano
Espanyol Barcelona - SD Eibar
Valencia CF - Real Madrid
Sevilla FC - Celta Vigo
Málaga CF - UD Almería

18. Round

11/01/2015

Málaga CF - Villarreal CF
Athletic Bilbao - Elche CF
Levante UD - Deportivo La Coruña
FC Barcelona - Atlético Madrid
Granada CF - Real Sociedad
Rayo Vallecano - Córdoba CF
SD Eibar - Getafe CF
Real Madrid - Espanyol Barcelona
Celta Vigo - Valencia CF
UD Almería - Sevilla FC

19. Round

18/01/2015

Villarreal CF - Athletic Bilbao
Elche CF - Levante UD
Deportivo La Coruña - FC Barcelona
Atlético Madrid - Granada CF
Real Sociedad - Rayo Vallecano
Córdoba CF - SD Eibar
Getafe CF - Real Madrid
Espanyol Barcelona - Celta Vigo
Valencia CF - UD Almería

Keep reading

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Last Episode Standing - Round 18

now out of the pool are…

  • Round 17 ~ 1.02 - The Freelancer
  • Round 16 ~ 1.17 - Ivan
  • Round 15 ~ 1.05 - The Courier
  • Round 14 ~ 1.21 - Berlin
  • Round 13 ~ 1.22 - Berlin Conclusion
  • Round 12 ~ 1.11 - The Good Samaritan Killer
  • Round 11 ~ 1.14 - Madeline Pratt
  • Round 10 ~ 1.07 - Frederick Barnes
  • Round 09 ~ 1.18 - Milton Bobbit
  • Round 08 ~ 1.20 - The Kingmaker
  • Round 07 ~ 1.08 - General Ludd
  • Round 06 ~ 1.06 - Gina Zanetakos
  • Round 05 ~ 1.19 - The Pavlovich Brothers
  • Round 04 ~ 1.13 - The Cyprus Agency
  • Round 03 ~ 1.12 - The Alchemist
  • Round 02 ~ 1.16 - Mako Tanida
  • Round 01 ~ 1.15 - The Judge

I can’t believe 1.02 is out. But it hard to choose, I understand. Only 5 episodes left my fellow shippers. :) vote vote vote :D

The Results:

  • Winner     ~ 1.09 - Anslo Garrick
  • Round 21 ~ 1.04 - The Stewmaker
  • Round 20 ~ 1.01 - Pilot
  • Round 19 ~ 1.10 - Anslo Garrick Part 2
  • Round 18 ~ 1.03 - Wujing
  • Round 17 ~ 1.02 - The Freelancer
  • Round 16 ~ 1.17 - Ivan
  • Round 15 ~ 1.05 - The Courier
  • Round 14 ~ 1.21 - Berlin
  • Round 13 ~ 1.22 - Berlin Conclusion
  • Round 12 ~ 1.11 - The Good Samaritan Killer
  • Round 11 ~ 1.14 - Madeline Pratt
  • Round 10 ~ 1.07 - Frederick Barnes
  • Round 09 ~ 1.18 - Milton Bobbit
  • Round 08 ~ 1.20 - The Kingmaker
  • Round 07 ~ 1.08 - General Ludd
  • Round 06 ~ 1.06 - Gina Zanetakos
  • Round 05 ~ 1.19 - The Pavlovich Brothers
  • Round 04 ~ 1.13 - The Cyprus Agency
  • Round 03 ~ 1.12 - The Alchemist
  • Round 02 ~ 1.16 - Mako Tanida
  • Round 01 ~ 1.15 - The Judge

The last episode standing is: 1.09

Who would have thought? Certainly not me.  And I believe that everyone participating in this game didn’t think so either. Everyone has their own episode that deserved to be number one, but since the taste of everyone is different many episodes got voted off by others that we hold most dear. Why is 1.09 our number one then? Why was 1.09 not voted out? Because it was good, in fact it was awesome. It had tight writing, it had us on the edge of our seats and the performance of the entire cast was outstanding! We had a badass blacklister who scared us and we believed he was a real threat to Red and the task force. We believed that if Liz would be caught, she’d be killed. And we believed Red ties lie deep within the crime world ! Nobody could say it was bad. Which means it didn’t come to our minds when having to choose an episode that had to go.

Regardless it was an intense battle sometimes between episodes. And our entire fandom struggled having to choose one or letting an episode go. And that until the very end.

Of course I read all the comments and I saw the voting process and small discussions and even though we were only a small fraction of the fandom, I think we represented the viewership quite well. All in all it in each round I had from 30 to 50 people participating.

So what was the trend when it came to voting? Which episodes battled with one another? Well I think the ranking shows it quite well.

The first 4 episodes out battled from the start, but 1.15 was a solid loser. But with the middle of the season out, the voting became harder and harder and sometimes just one vote made the difference. I really don’t want to list all the complains about each episode here. That was never the purpose. But I want to give an overall impression about the criteria’s that influenced the voting process and can be seen in the standing order.

So here are the reasons that popped up over and over when choosing an episode over another:

  • Weak Blacklister! (why was this person on his list? Seriously!)
  • Not enough Spader screentime aka badass Red (we like the supporting cast, but we don’t care enough to endure an entire episode about that one person)
  • Not enough Liz/Red interaction (this was huge factor. And not just for the Lizzington shippers. Their dynamic is fascinating and still a huge mystery. The show is about their complicated relationship, and the fans want to know more. A 30 second encounter like in 1.16 per episode is far from enough.)
  • Satisfying storytelling (why did the Blacklister matter in the big picture?)
  • Shock moments (shock the fans with clever writing, not with sudden deaths. 1.16 partly got kicked because we didn’t like Audrey, the Cowboy and Jolene dying. It would have been much more interesting having them alive. Same reason I voted 1.22 off over and over and over again. Meera deserved to live!)
  • Unnecessary Scenes. (I believe that 1.12 & 1.13 got kicked early for that reason. Nobody remembered those episodes well, because it had way too much ‘boring stuff’)
  • Plot holes (*facepalm*, all of us loving to uncover the myth-arc know what I’m talking about. It’s frustrating that so much stuff is contradicting)
  • Music (the music choice was a huge factor. So many episodes and scenes are known for their great music. I mean who else cried when 1.05 and wicked game was booted WAY TOO EARLY? Episodes stayed longer because of emotional scenes high lightened with music)
  • Daddygate (I hate to say this, but episodes in fact did get voted off because of indicating twisted parternal feelings. The fans are tired of that dead beaten horse. He said: “NO!” for god’s sake. We want that damn DNA test now.)
  • Inconsistent writing / out of character (with 1.14 I saw lots and lots complains about gaymond. While it was funny in general, it seemed unlikely something Red would do/say. Also Lizzie’s shady past came very much out of the blue and even though we LOVED 1.14 for the dance and so so so many lizzington scenes and oh my good the heartbreaking speech from Red, it seemed, I quote: “off”)

Help me out if I missed some stuff. But I hope I caught it all.

All in all I gotta say though, the fandom hated the game as much as they loved it. Because we love this show and it physically hurt us kissing an episode good bye. And the results may have been a bit different if we had more people participating or if I had done it during another time. But if we’re honest, the ranking is okay as it is. [aside from  1.07, 1.11 & 1.05, that I still mourn every time I see the list. They could have stayed around a bit longer. And ps. I wanted the stewmaker to win]

The game was not about ranking the blacklister, nor was it about Lizzington or other singular plot driving parts of the show. We all tried to look at the episodes as a whole. And I learned a lot doing this game. Every fan cherrishes the episodes in his or her own way but mainly we all just love this show for various reasons. That said I hope season 2 continues where season 1 left off. With lots and lots of awesomeness. :)

My last words to the fandom: thank you all for voting …. it was fun with all of you playing along. And I hope it did shorten the time until season 2 starts. But to keep the discussion going a bit longer. Please, if you wish, list now your favourite 3 episodes and the reason why they are. We have voted off enough within the last weeks. Now it’s time for our loved ones. ;)

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Last Episode Standing - Round 17

now out of the pool are…

  • Round 16 ~ 1.17 - Ivan
  • Round 15 ~ 1.05 - The Courier
  • Round 14 ~ 1.21 - Berlin
  • Round 13 ~ 1.22 - Berlin Conclusion
  • Round 12 ~ 1.11 - The Good Samaritan Killer
  • Round 11 ~ 1.14 - Madeline Pratt
  • Round 10 ~ 1.07 - Frederick Barnes
  • Round 09 ~ 1.18 - Milton Bobbit
  • Round 08 ~ 1.20 - The Kingmaker
  • Round 07 ~ 1.08 - General Ludd
  • Round 06 ~ 1.06 - Gina Zanetakos
  • Round 05 ~ 1.19 - The Pavlovich Brothers
  • Round 04 ~ 1.13 - The Cyprus Agency
  • Round 03 ~ 1.12 - The Alchemist
  • Round 02 ~ 1.16 - Mako Tanida
  • Round 01 ~ 1.15 - The Judge

Okay, our beloved music box and THE HUG holds place 7 in our Top 10. Now vote off the next episode…

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Last Episode Standing - Round 18

now out of the pool are…

  • Round 18 ~ 1.03 - Wujing
  • Round 17 ~ 1.02 - The Freelancer
  • Round 16 ~ 1.17 - Ivan
  • Round 15 ~ 1.05 - The Courier
  • Round 14 ~ 1.21 - Berlin
  • Round 13 ~ 1.22 - Berlin Conclusion
  • Round 12 ~ 1.11 - The Good Samaritan Killer
  • Round 11 ~ 1.14 - Madeline Pratt
  • Round 10 ~ 1.07 - Frederick Barnes
  • Round 09 ~ 1.18 - Milton Bobbit
  • Round 08 ~ 1.20 - The Kingmaker
  • Round 07 ~ 1.08 - General Ludd
  • Round 06 ~ 1.06 - Gina Zanetakos
  • Round 05 ~ 1.19 - The Pavlovich Brothers
  • Round 04 ~ 1.13 - The Cyprus Agency
  • Round 03 ~ 1.12 - The Alchemist
  • Round 02 ~ 1.16 - Mako Tanida
  • Round 01 ~ 1.15 - The Judge

Only 1, 4, 9 & 10 are left . vote fandom vote!!!

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Last Episode Standing - Round 13

now out of the pool are…

  • Round 12 ~ 1.11 - The Good Samaritan Killer
  • Round 11 ~ 1.14 - Madeline Pratt
  • Round 10 ~ 1.07 - Frederick Barnes
  • Round 09 ~ 1.18 - Milton Bobbit
  • Round 08 ~ 1.20 - The Kingmaker
  • Round 07 ~ 1.08 - General Ludd
  • Round 06 ~ 1.06 - Gina Zanetakos
  • Round 05 ~ 1.19 - The Pavlovich Brothers
  • Round 04 ~ 1.13 - The Cyprus Agency
  • Round 03 ~ 1.12 - The Alchemist
  • Round 02 ~ 1.16 - Mako Tanida
  • Round 01 ~ 1.15 - The Judge

We have reached the TOP 10 !!!!

[personally I don’t think there is a universe where 1.22 is better than 1.11! Honestly it HURT to cross off badass Red *sniff*. But having said that. The rules are the rules… so…]

kick out the next one!