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Does anyone know why Exillior deactivated her account? Not trying to pry into anyone's business, just want to know she's okay, and I'm not alone in that.

Thanks.
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WINNERS - All Hallow's Tales 2015

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 5, 2015, 3:54 PM

This contest is generously sponsored by prize donors and:

:iconcrliterature: :iconcommunityrelations:
THE RESULTS

First of all, thank you everyone for your extraordinary patience! The results came down to the closest of finishes this year, and I wanted to make sure I had everything straight before announcing them. With many apologies...

:new: HERE ARE THE WINNERS for the 2015 All Hallow's Tales contest!:new:


FIRST PLACE:
Two Birds With One StoneThe thing about ghosts is, it's not the fact that they're dead or that they're breaking the boundary between worlds or going against the natural order of things that's actually scary about them. And it's not the fact that things move or go missing while you can see that nothing's touching them. I mean, yeah, it takes some getting used to – but there are rules and you can learn them. A different set of rules than ours, sure, but you once you get used to it it's as ordinary as, I don't know, traffic.
No, the actual problem with ghosts is the fear.
I don't mean the fear of the unknown, or anything. I mean they can just scare you for no reason. Turn on an uncanny switch. It's like dragonfear, except I've never seen or heard of a real dragon and I'm pretty sure it'd be impossible not to notice them if they were real. I mean, they're huge, they breathe fire (or acid or ice or – they breathe something, anyway), they fly, and anytime anyone gets within fi

Two Birds with One Stone, by
GDeyke

FIRST PLACE PRIZES
Scary Stories Treasury by Alvin Schwartz, including artwork by Steven Gammell - from Memnalar
$20 Amazon Gift Card (or equivalent amount in dA points) from Memnalar
$15 Amazon Gift Card from LiliWrites
$15 Amazon OR Barnes & Noble Gift Card (or equivalent amount in dA points) from aunjuli
Signed copy of the novella Supernova by JD McDonnell (also known as BarbecuedIguana), with a personal message from the author.
Signed copy of the chapbook A Guide for the Practical Abductee by E. Kristin Anderson (also known as PinkyMcCoversong)
2,500 dA Points from communityrelations
200 dA Points from Nichrysalis (via points pool)
A clerihew (a whimsical, four-line biographical poem) on the subject of the winner's choice by ThornyEnglishRose
Features by:  ikazon, HugQueen, MagicalJoey, pullingcandy


SECOND PLACE:
House H(a)untingThe apparition raised its translucent arms and began to wail.
“I come from Hell! From Hell! From— Bloody hell.”
The spirit of Edmund Aspinall grabbed at his shroud as it headed downwards. He pulled it up round his shoulders again and wrapped it around his body.
“You don’t half feel the chill once you’re away from the flames of eternal damnation.”
Miss Amelia Gould, medium-slash-estate agent, nodded sympathetically and entered ‘Hell’ into the address box on the form.
She looked up to see Mr. Aspinall still rearranging his shroud. He smiled weakly.
“I apologise for the rather revealing attire. If I’d realised I was going to be wandering around like this for all eternity, I would have made sure my nearest and dearest had known to bury me in a pair of drawers.”
“Please don’t worry about it, Mr. Aspinall. I am a professional.” Miss Gould put the form to one side. “So, I take it you’r

House H(a)unting by
SCFrankles

SECOND PLACE PRIZES
$15 Amazon Gift Card (or equivalent amount in dA points) from Memnalar
1,000 dA Points from communityrelations
100 dA Points from Nichrysalis (via points pool)
A clerihew (a whimsical, four-line biographical poem) on the subject of the winner's choice by ThornyEnglishRose

Features by:  ikazon, HugQueen, MagicalJoey, pullingcandy


THIRD PLACE:

Mature Content


Joanie by
SakuraForest

THIRD PLACE PRIZES
$10 Amazon Gift Card (or equivalent amount in dA points) from Memnalar
500 dA Points from communityrelations
100 dA Points from Nichrysalis (via points pool)
A clerihew (a whimsical, four-line biographical poem) on the subject of the winner's choice by ThornyEnglishRose

Features by:  ikazon, HugQueen, MagicalJoey, pullingcandy


JUDGE'S PICKS:
In addition to ranking the entries and presenting me with their choices for winners, I also asked each judge to provide me with a Judge's Pick, or an entry that stood out to them. Here are the ones they chose:

TheMaidenInBlack picked Ghosts Don't Tell Lies by
Yukime-no-lady
neurotype picked This Is My House by
Rieal-Dragonsbane
LiliWrites picked Day of the Dead by Rhoder

Each Judge's Pick will receive 100 dA Points from the Points Pool.


THANK YOU

:pumpkin: Thank you to everyone who entered! I hope you had fun with your stories in the spirit of the spooky season!  Don't forget to check out the rest of the entries in the Entry Gallery!
:pumpkin: A tremendous amount of thanks to TheMaidenInBlack, neurotype, LiliWrites for judging this contest!  I cannot do this without the help of awesome people like them. :heart:
:pumpkin: Of course, thank you to all PRIZE DONORS and SPONSOR GROUPS for making this awesome!



Sadly, that's all for this year, everyone. So I wish you all safe travel in the lands of shadow and remember, Halloween never ends. It waits.



All Hallow's Tales stamp by Memnalar


Header stock image by AshenSorrow.




Does anyone know why Exillior deactivated her account? Not trying to pry into anyone's business, just want to know she's okay, and I'm not alone in that.

Thanks.

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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the points and for supporting my project, dearest one. :heart:
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:iconmemnalar:
Memnalar Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Most welcome. :heart:
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
As always, thanks :heart:
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:iconmemnalar:
Memnalar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
:heart:
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TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
Thank you so so much for the points. I know you said the first aren't for the note project, but it's what I will use them for! :heart: 
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:iconmemnalar:
Memnalar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
I figured you would. Just didn't want you to think I was trying to cheap you out. :D
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:iconthemaideninblack:
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
:huggle: pfft, never.
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lemontea Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
:llama:
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ShadowWorldRed Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday, Jay! :nod:

- Red
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Memnalar Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Thanks very much, Red!  

- Jay
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