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Vote One: Sarah Bizek (nonsub vote).

Vote Two: Sarah.

Vote Three: Sarah.

Vote Four: Sarah. “It isn’t Cerie being cut because of infinite immunities, but it’s still pretty crummy.”

Vote Five: Sarah. “I feel bad because she was in the hospital”

Vote Six: Sarah. “*Sniff* Sadly, my vote is for Sarah. Take care of yourself, Beezypoof!”

Mod life sucks, yo. And take care, indeed.

Fifth Elimination from Spookymilk Survivor XXII: Sarah Bizek
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Thank you all for the conversation. Moments like this aren’t fun, even though I wouldn’t put this in the top five most difficult ever (top five in the last few years, though, absolutely).

The decision is made in part because every source outside the game completely agreed that it was a nonsub, and stated that no particular “rule” needs to be pointed out when the submission rules themselves would point out what a submission must be.

If anyone has to do this in the future, make sure your ultra-short submission fills the prompt.

Willy’s votes are due tomorrow night at 9 given how late this got. If you all have your planned votes ready, go ahead and we’ll move on.

I am currently thinking over the stance of calling Sarah’s story a nonsub, seeing as how she did send…something.

The reason I called this a nonsub was that it didn’t fulfill the prompt. I suggested a line that would’ve counted as a submission, because it would’ve been a prompt-fulfilling story. It is completely different from submitting a line saying you’re not submitting. Some of Willy sees it this way, and some don’t.

I didn’t have this rule explicitly stated before because I didn’t think I needed to say that a line saying you’re not writing a story is not a story. This is not the kind of distinction a mod should have to make.

So, basically, I’m in a position where no possible outcome can keep from pissing people off. I can ask for honest reactions on this, but when you’re in a tribe, your thoughts are colored by the fact that you want to win.

I want as many opinions on all this as possible. I hate to say it, but throwing out the week entirely is indeed on the table, if that feels like the best option. However, if I were to do this, Khan would be exempt from the week and it would be between the other two to determine who has to vote, since Khan votes out a member in neither of the possible scenarios here.

Talk to me, gang. Brendan and Matthew, too.

We had a few different ideas about how to take a detour here; most of you told entirely different stories, but some retold the original. We had three stories from the dog’s point of view, two references to The Big Lebowski, one children’s show and one video game.

The results.

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I typically don’t have to work on Sundays, but I’m here now, which kinda blows but I suppose I have time to sneak around and make this post. Of course, it would be a faster situation if I wasn’t wasting time telling you about how I’m at work.

Vote One: Colin Woolston. “I can’t tell if this is right. It might be right TECHNICALLY, but MORALLY? My heart weeps.”

Vote Two: Melissa David.
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I don’t know if there are going to be ties on this vote, but there are four voters, so it’s certainly possible.

Ties will not be settled with a write-off. We’ll be doing what CBS Survivor does, and what DK brought back in season XVIII or whatever. If there should be a tie, then those NOT in the tie will vote again, and only those in the tie can receive votes. If there’s another vote, then there will be a random eviction between those who weren’t being voted for. So, it’s in your best interest to avoid these ties unless you want to put yourself up for elimination.

NOTE ON SCORING. After Brendan jumped on, I didn’t let him know how scoring changes week to week. Since I couldn’t catch him as I was tabulating scores, I decided the three of us would maintain 3-3-3 medals this time and we’ll go to 2–2-3 as scheduled next time with 14 people left.

Three out of three judges agree: this was a good challenge. Not to say there weren’t issues to tackle, but all in all, it was an extremely enjoyable week, with some new and old faces scoring big.

Also, and this is big for me, I didn’t correctly figure out a single writer this week (even erik, who I pick out at about an 85% rate). This is VERY rare, and suggests that many of you worked in new spaces and with new ideas. Nobody died in Shawn’s story, for instance.

Here you go.

Results under the jump.
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A non-nonsub elimination is always an early treat in a writing game. Away we go…

Vote One: Brooks Maki. “No skating this time, buddy.”

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God, I love this challenge.

Before each answer on the document, the letter displays which team provided it. Our initials are given after each response to which we gave a point. Is it readable? I hope so, because I’m done looking at it.

Click the above link to read all responses. Click below to see the final scores and find out if you’re voting.

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Nonsub eliminations, woooooooooooooooo

Vote One: Raymond Camper (nonsub vote).

Vote Two: Raymond. “A pithy voting comment cannot convey the depths of my disappointment.”
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Your competition, and also you

HALL OF CHAMPIONS

SPOOKYMILK SURVIVOR

I: Rachel “The Double-Dealer” Flynn

II: Ryan “The Snake” Fossum

III: Patrick “The Gentleman” Kozicky

IV: Brienne “The Submitter” Maner

V: Rusty “The Porn Star” Greene

VI: Brooks “The Unlikely Hero” Maki

VII: William “The Soulful” Schuth

VIII: Brooks “The Survivor” Maki

IX: Zack “The Ice Cream Man” Sauvageau

X: Pete “The Vacuum Cleaner” Bruzek

Turbo: Brooks “The 1956-1979 Montreal Canadiens” Maki

XI: Matt “The Cold-Hearted Motherf*&^er” Novak

All-Stars (XII): Andy “The Quiet Man” Rustleund

XIII: Sarah “Clarence’s Hope” Bizek

XIV: Dan “The Professional” Kautz

XV: Christina “Assault And” Pepper

XVI: Matt “The First-Time Player” Novak

XVII: Stacy “Saintly Patience” Snell

XVIII: Brian “Checkmate” David

XIX: Annette “Eammon for the Top” Barron

XX: Daniel “Neville “Smash “Hardware” Hardwood” Longbottom” Caouette

XXI: Pete “The Comeback Kid” Bruzek

GODS AND MORTALS
I: Dragging Rivet’s Name Through the Mud One Last Time: Matt Novak (Ultragrandpa) and Michael Rivet (Friph Flipher-Fiph)
II: Bahambo Number 5: Pete “Triple Crown” Bruzek and Michelle “Single Tiara…So Far” Pratt

BIG BROTHER
I: Brooks “Oh, for the Love of God” Maki
II: Michael “#DDB” Rivet
III: Pete “Fortune’s Fool” Bruzek
IV: Erin “All Seven and We’ll Watch Them Fall” Leslie

FALL, CAESAR
2014: Brooks “The Creator” Maki
2015: Matt “The Artist” Novak
2016: Matt “Waited Them Out” Novak

CUTTHROAT JUNCTION CHAMPION
Kelly “Yes, He’s a Player Too” Wells

Link to the Cutthroat Junction site. Over there, we do once-a-month strategic mega-games while the champion defends his title in a one-on-one. Head over to see how it works.

THE ROYAL RUMBLE
2013: #21 Greg “The Gallant Glutton of Greatness” Johnson
2014: #29 Jonathon “Big Papa” Pope
2015: #8 Christina “Am I in This?” Pepper
2016: #22 Annette “No Backs Stabbed” Barron
2017: #30 Bernice “The Vulture” Nicaise

PLAY WITH THE PROSE
(Writing, non-elimination)
I: Sarah “Centipede Face” Johnson
II: Sarah “The Johnson Eliminator” Wreisner
III: Colin “Lonely Old Moon” Woolston
IV: Melissa “Not Sidebar Material” Diamond
V: Sama “No Family Reunions” Smith
VI: Sarah “Tumor Face” Wreisner
VII: John “Cult Following” Wreisner
VIII: Joshua “Peed the Bed” Longman
VIII: Annette “Oh, Right, That’s Who Won” Barron

WEREWOLF (most recent)

Werewolf Stats Spreadsheet

PUZZLE CHALLENGE
I (Pure): Matthew “The Obsessor” Gilman
I (Power): Kelly “The Novak-Destroyer” Wells

DIPLOMACY
I: Matt “Exploiter of Worlds” Novak (France)

SPOOKYMILK SURVIVOR XXII

WILLY

Annette Barron
Jared Cedar
Bret Highum
Dan Kautz
Matt Novak

KHAN’S SORE BLUEBERRIES

Shawn Ashley
Jonathon Pope
Colin Woolston

T3AM

Ken Krouner
Jeph Novak
Christina Pepper
Zack Sauvageau
erik sundberg

THE GRAVEYARD
18th: Laurel Ogren (T3AM)
17th: Raymond Camper (Khan’s Sore Blueberries)
16th: Brooks Maki (Khan’s Sore Blueberries)
15th: Melissa David (Khan’s Sore Blueberries)
14th: Sarah Bizek (Willy)