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Wow, just wow.. that's DAMN good :)

One thing I do have to ask, is the 4472 (opposed to the 4022 in the second "chapter") a typo and should be 4072, or is it, indeed, also about long, long lives?

I particularly like this gem:
there's nothing terrible enough that alliteration cannot make it worse.
 

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redwolf said:
The author dropped me a PM to answer your question. Below is his answer.
I thank the anonymous author for his clarification :) (was what I expected, but better to be sure :) )


I'm terribly sorry for the second author though - it's quite well written, but at least in my view, it's rather "bland", more scripted than entry #1. It doesn't surprise much, and when placed right after #1, that makes it seem almost dull.
 

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#3: Hmm... Someone appears to be a Star Wars fan.. Can't say I am. The story doesn't compell enough to balance the "poor" setting (for me, that is).
As well, the story doesn't hint at "more story" besides the SW universe (to me, but I MAY of course be missing hints that it's not the regular SW universe)

#4: On the other hand, this one does "promise" a complete and "totally different" (yet believable, at the very least when reading) background. They aren't strictly necessary to the 'duel', though they certainly add to plausibility.. I *really* want to know how the duel ends, and how Joe/Joseph (of course he wins ;) ) is going to continue his life, what with WW2 looming for a fascist USA ;)

I have some "suspects" in mind for the writers, but I'll wait a bit and see what others pick up from the stories :)

Thanks to Amric and redwolf for organising this round, and to the authors for participating :)
 

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Peter Ebbesen said:
#1. Ok, I admit it - this one is right up my lane. Wacky, well-written, and with a couple of unexpected twists.
Foiled again! :(
The one story I thought I had a shot at making a decent guess (obviously, not entirely without reason, too :) ) ...
 

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[EDIT] Hmm.... Or, ForzaA, it could be Peter Ebbessen trying to throw us off the scent.
true.. true... That would be quite typical as well :)
 

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redwolf said:
Alright, it's time to announce the identities of the 4 writers.

Author #1: Peter Ebessen

A couple of Peter Ebessen's OscAAR award winning AARs:
The Timurid Scientists AAR
World Conquest for Dummies: An Introduction

If he wasn't such a good writer (when/if he finds the time to) , he'd be on my ignore list for being such a tricky little b**d :mad: :D

Author #2: Redwolf

Redwolf's work: Journey to the Far East - A Free Company Spin Off (2008) co-authored with Amric
With the benefit of hindsight, the various names did sound a little too familiar.. :)
I think your writing works better in the FC than as a one-off, though ( the single piece lacks the space to "drop" background as in FC, or to "get up to speed")

Author #3: English Patriot

English Patriot's works: Ink Well link


Author #4: Estonianzulu

Estonianzulu's works: Ink Well link
Not very familiar with either (aside from some guest author posts from EP) ..If only I had some time :(

A big thanks to everyone who have participated in this edition of Guess the Author. With that, I will pass the floor back to Amric for the next edition.
seconded and \o/