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Hello Heat-Mate,

Hope you jumped into this a bit easier than I did! My initial draft somehow morphed into a 1000 word, instrument themed soft-core porn so I had to start again. So bad.



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Group 1

2 x 1st
3 x 2nd
8 x 3rd
7 x 4th (1 is mine)
4 x 5th
1 I couldn’t find

Thanks for starting this great procrastinating thread nod!


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Yikes! 7 firsts. I'm really not feeling this round so this just makes me feel worse about my chances. Ah well, proud to be among so many good writers.

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Originally posted by Funkylamb Funkylamb wrote:

Yikes! 7 firsts. I'm really not feeling this round so this just makes me feel worse about my chances. Ah well, proud to be among so many good writers.

Cheers,

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Come on, guys.  Those numbers are fun, but they mean precisely nothing.  The contest started over Thursday at midnight.

Performing well in one round has no bearing on the next; prompts, judges, it's all new.  Don't start gauging your odds based on the statistical insignificance in this thread.
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Just looked at group 3:
9 Firsts
3 Seconds
5 Thirds
4 Fourths
4 Fifths
 
I'm not liking my chances this round... It's going to be a very tough heat! Confused
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Originally posted by Coups Coups wrote:

Just looked at group 3:
9 Firsts
3 Seconds
5 Thirds
4 Fourths
4 Fifths
 
I'm not liking my chances this round... It's going to be a very tough heat! Confused

We only have 2 x 1sts in group 1, but still not liking my chances.CryCryCryCry
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Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by Funkylamb Funkylamb wrote:

Yikes! 7 firsts. I'm really not feeling this round so this just makes me feel worse about my chances. Ah well, proud to be among so many good writers.

Cheers,

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Come on, guys.  Those numbers are fun, but they mean precisely nothing.  The contest started over Thursday at midnight.

Performing well in one round has no bearing on the next; prompts, judges, it's all new.  Don't start gauging your odds based on the statistical insignificance in this thread.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nod1v1ng Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2019 at 8:02am
Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Come on, guys.  Those numbers are fun, but they mean precisely nothing.  The contest started over Thursday at midnight.

Performing well in one round has no bearing on the next; prompts, judges, it's all new.  Don't start gauging your odds based on the statistical insignificance in this thread.

Yes and no. It's absolutely true that there are tons of variables that this doesn't take into account, and as you say everything is new in the next round. And of course, I am intimately aware that you can make a data set say whatever you want with the right narrative. LOL

However, if look you at trends, many of the folks who take the 1 & 2 spots historically do well. Truth is, a good writer is a good writer, no matter what prompts you throw at them.




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Originally posted by nod1v1ng nod1v1ng wrote:

Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Come on, guys.  Those numbers are fun, but they mean precisely nothing.  The contest started over Thursday at midnight.

Performing well in one round has no bearing on the next; prompts, judges, it's all new.  Don't start gauging your odds based on the statistical insignificance in this thread.

Yes and no. It's absolutely true that there are tons of variables that this doesn't take into account, and as you say everything is new in the next round. And of course, I am intimately aware that you can make a data set say whatever you want with the right narrative. LOL

However, if look you at trends, many of the folks who take the 1 & 2 spots historically do well. Truth is, a good writer is a good writer, no matter what prompts you throw at them.




All of which is true, but the last thing most of these people need in their heads mid-contest is doubt.  Worrying about onesies and twosies is a distraction many of the people here don't need.  You would not be so easily perturbed, but you're one of the aforementioned varsity.

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Originally posted by Random Random wrote:


... last thing most of these people need in their heads mid-contest is doubt.  Worrying about onesies and twosies is a distraction many of the people here don't need. 

Fair. When I started the thread I just needed a bit of whine to go with my cheese and a little distraction since I wasn't in a place I could really start writing. Didn't realize everyone was going to play along. ShockedBut it was interesting to see how the stats shake out... highly variable from group to group!
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