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    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (Results and General Commentary)

    People familiar with the original The Stick Awards may note that I've chosen to go for ten strips at a time instead of five. Part of this is pacing as since there is now so many strips around, it'll still take us almost two years to catch up with Comic #887 even if we do them in batches of ten (one week at a time). Also, the original The Stick Awards were originally in batches of ten (when the forum still had a poll feature) before various circumstances made them move to five for the majority of the awards run.

    Now if the forumites would prefer to have The Stick Awards II: Second Edition stay to the five at a time format (and then have the Best of the Quarter as well), I'm down with that. I'm just a glorified curator after all. But if we do stick with the five at a time format, I'm gonna cut the voting time period down to five days. Doing that will mean that it would take a little over two and a half years to catch up with #887. I'm good either way.

    So if anyone wants to make any comments/suggestions before I launch the first batch, nows the time.

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    (Added Aug 7th, 2014 to avoid post charlimit in the OP)

    OFFICIAL RESULTS FOR COMICS #501 - 1000 (Spoilered for length)

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    Rounds for Comics #501-600
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    0501-0510 (25 Total Votes)
    1st) 505 - ...Or We Will All Stick Separately
    2nd) 507 - Fantasy Troll-Playing Game
    3rd) 504 - That's a Surprisingly Common Reaction
    ---) 508 - Sure Beats Flatware
    ---) 509 - It Has Flowers, Hearts, and a DC 30 Lock


    0511-0520 (28 Total Votes)
    1st) 520 - The Power of Immediate Gratification
    2nd) 511 - Guerillas in Their Midst
    3rd) 518 - At Least It Wasn't the Fourth Wall Again


    0521-0530 (24 Total Votes)
    1st) 530 - Regarding the Speed With Which One Removes Band-Aids
    2nd) 524 - Pretender to the Throne
    3rd) 523 - Orders That Won't Stick
    ---) 525 - Look More Closelier
    ---) 526 - He's Just Pine-ing for the Fjords
    ---) 527 - Pep Talk


    0531-0540 (23 Total Votes)
    1st) 538 - Fiend or Foe?
    2nd) 536 - A Brief Tribute
    3rd) 533 - Open to Multiple Interpretations
    ---) 539 - 539 Well There is That "Saint" Prestige Class


    0541-0550 (24 Total Votes)
    1st) 550 - +1 BFF
    2nd) 546 - O-Chul's Razor
    3rd) 542 - In Azure City, Shark Jumps You!
    ---) 547 - Endurance Feat


    0551-0560 (21 Total Votes)
    1st) 552 - And Yet the Turtle Got Away on His Own
    2nd) 555 - Half-Dragons Are Even Worse
    3rd) 557 - The Puppet Mistress


    0561-0570 (22 Total Votes)
    1st) 568 - A Sign That You Have a Problem
    2nd) 570 - Clean Slate
    3rd) 561 - Pop Idolatry


    0571-0580 (22 Total Votes)
    1st) 578 - A Slick Getaway
    2nd) 571 - Return Engagement
    3rd) 572 - The Resistance of Memory


    0581-0590 (22 Total Votes)
    1st) 587 - What to Expect When You're Expecting Assassins
    2nd) 581 - A Sight for Sore Eyes
    3rd) 582 - Moonlight Rendezvous


    0591-0600 (23 Total Votes)
    1st) 593 Another Choice
    2nd) 596 - Convenience Story
    3rd) 598 - 598 To Say a Few Words


    Best of the Hundred Tournament (501-600)
    Semi-Final #1: 550 - +1 BFF
    Semi-Final #2: 568 - A Sign That You Have a Problem
    and 593 Another Choice (co-winners)
    Wild Card: 538 - Fiend or Foe? and 587 - What to Expect When You're Expecting Assassins (co-winners)
    Finals: 550 - +1 BFF


    Rounds for Comics #601-700
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    0601-0610 (26 Total Votes)
    1st) 610 - You're It
    2nd) 602 - Clerical Temp
    3rd) 606 - The Philosophy of Chaos


    0611-0620 (27 Total Votes)
    1st) 612 - Technically, the "Fish" Version is a Subset of This One
    2nd) 617 - Power Meeting
    3rd) 615 - It's a Real Life-Saver


    0621-0630 (27 Total Votes)
    1st) 628 - Every Parent's Worst Nightmare
    2nd) 626 - Good to the Last Drip
    ---) 627 - Power Outage


    0631-0640 (27 Total Votes)
    1st) 639 - If They Pull a Knife...
    2nd) 634 - The Wrong Reasons
    3rd) 640 - Madness


    0641-0650 (22 Total Votes)
    1st) 642 - Choice
    2nd) 645 - It's Where the Cool Kids Swim
    3rd) 643 - A Wizard Did It
    ---) 644 - An Unsung Legend


    0651-0660 (27 Total Votes)
    1st) 657 - Second Chance
    2nd) 654 - Cages (Steel and Otherwise)
    3rd) 659 - Flight of the Phylactery


    0661-0670 (27 Total Votes)
    1st) 661 - The Path of Least Expectation
    2nd) 666 - But Seriously, She Won't
    3rd) 662 - The Price is Right


    0671-0680 (27 Total Votes)
    1st) 672 - A Familiar Conclusion
    2nd) 673 - Too Slow
    3rd) 679 - Oh, Right, That Other Problem...


    0681-0690 (24 Total Votes)
    1st) 689 - Live Bait
    2nd) 685 - On Friendship
    3rd) 687 - Actually, That's Probably You


    0691-0700 (24 Total Votes)
    1st) 696 - Still a Long Way to Go
    2nd) 698 - Stopping for Direction
    3rd) 695 - Paranoia Will Destroy Ya


    Best of the Hundred Tournament (601-700)
    Semi-Final #1: 639 - If They Pull a Knife...
    Semi-Final #2: 661 - The Path of Least Expectation
    Wild Card #1: 657 - Second Chance
    Wild Card #2: 628 - Every Parent's Worst Nightmare
    Finals: 639 - If They Pull a Knife...


    Rounds for Comics #701-800
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    0701-0710 (26 Total Votes)
    1st) 704 - Dead Men Give No Speeches
    2nd) 702 - One for the History Books
    3rd) 709 - No Scry Zone


    0711-0720 (20 Total Votes)
    1st) 718 - Spring Break Never Dies
    2nd) 720 -Breakfast of Champions
    3rd) 717 - No Incarceration Without Compensation


    0721-0730 (25 Total Votes)
    1st) 723 - Generally Relative
    2nd) 729 - No Real Shocker
    3rd) 722 - Block and Tackle
    ---) 724 - It IS Fairly Spicy, However


    0731-0740 (23 Total Votes)
    1st) 737 - Comparative Mythology
    2nd) 736 - Do You Like Comics About Gladiators?
    3rd) 733 - Collect Call
    ---) 739 - A New Friend


    0741-0750 (22 Total Votes)
    1st) 750 - Making Up for Lost Time
    2nd) 743 - Dinner Conversion
    ---) 747 - Make It Three, Just to Be Safe


    0751-0760 (21 Total Votes)
    1st) 758 - Spins of the Father
    2nd) 759 - Yes, Apparently
    3rd) 755 - Brought to You By Mace-y's


    0761-0770 (24 Total Votes)
    1st) 763 - Plotting Something
    2nd) 766 - Breaking In is Hard to Do
    3rd) 764 - Small Talk


    0771-0780 (21 Total Votes)
    1st) 772 - Haley's Commitment
    2nd) 777 - Under the Arena
    3rd) 780 - The Duel Everyone's Been Waiting For


    0781-0790 (21 Total Votes)
    1st) 783 - Cold Blooded
    2nd) 781 - Companions
    3rd) 785 - The Cost of Freedom
    ---) 787 - No Time for Losers
    ---) 789 - Also, His Popularity Has Waned


    0791-0800 (26 Total Votes)
    1st) 800 - Right Tool for the Job
    2nd) 793 - Critical Thinking
    3rd) 794 - We Recommend Tsukiko


    Best of the Hundred Tournament (701-800)
    Semi-Final #1: 723 - Generally Relative
    Semi-Final #2: 763 - Plotting Something
    Wild Card #1: 750 - Making Up for Lost Time
    Wild Card #2: 783 - Cold Blooded
    Finals: 763 - Plotting Something


    Rounds for Comics #801-900
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    0801-0810 (24 Total Votes)
    1st) 808 - Five Rows Down, Three Columns Over
    2nd) 802 - Took a Level in Sauceror
    3rd) 803 - Saved by the Belt
    ---) 804 - Where Her Loyalties Lie
    ---) 805 - Dropping In
    ---) 807 - Wild Empathy
    ---) 809 - Except Maybe the Undead
    ---) 810 - The Kind That Makes Friends Easily


    0811-0820 (22 Total Votes)
    1st) 819 - Parental Insight
    2nd) 817 - General Assistance
    3rd) 811 - A Touch of Death


    0821-0830 (22 Total Votes)
    1st) 830 - Tidying Up
    2nd) 827 Crushed
    3rd) 822 - Line Quality
    ---) 826 - Minimal Resistance


    0831-0840 (27 Total Votes)
    1st) 833 - Villainy Afoot
    2nd) 832 - Loose Ends
    3rd) 837 - The Name of the Windy


    0841-0850 (23 Total Votes)
    1st) 842 - All in the Family
    2nd) 842 All in the Family
    3rd) :vaasuvius: 843 - Lack of Foresight


    0851-0860 (22 Total Votes)
    1st) 859 - Smoked
    2nd) 860 - Wasn't Going to Listen to Orders Anyway
    3rd) 854 - Not Much Chance of That
    ---) 856 - I Guess You Had to Be There


    0861-0870 (21 Total Votes)
    1st) 870 - Death in the Family
    2nd) 864 - Bet It Would Get Funded on Kickstarter
    ---) 866 - Complex Math
    ---) 867 - The First Title Also Still Applies


    0871-0880 (24 Total Votes)
    1st) 877 - The Bright Side
    2nd) 880 Getting the Message
    3rd) 878 Little Brother


    0881-0890 (27 Total Votes)
    1st) 881 - Temporary Weakness
    2nd) 889 - Get Real
    3rd) 887 - Happy Ending


    0891-0900 (22 Total Votes)
    1st) 896 - Two Paths
    2nd) 895 - Plain Sight
    3rd) 894 - The Last Room


    Best of the Hundred Tournament (801-900)
    Semi-Final #1: 830 - Tidying Up
    Semi-Final #2: 877 - The Bright Side
    Wild Card #1: 881 - Temporary Weakness
    Wild Card #2: 842 - All in the Family
    Finals: 830 - Tidying Up


    Rounds for Comics #901-1000
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    0901-0910 (24 Total Votes)
    1st) 906 - Nothing Lasts Forever
    2nd) 901 - Friend of a Friend
    3rd) 910 - Marching On


    0911-0920 (27 Total Votes)
    1st) 913 Independent
    2nd) 914 Last in the Coffin
    3rd) 917 Hold On
    ---) 919 - I Went Down, Down, Down


    0921-0930 (28 Total Votes)
    1st) 922 - Payback
    2nd) 930 - Overshadowed
    3rd) 929 - Through


    0931-0940 (25 Total Votes)
    1st) 936 - End of the Line
    2nd) 935 - Caster Fight
    3rd) 931 - My Two Dads
    ---) 934 All Hands on Deck
    ---) 937 - Travel Time


    0941-0950 (24 Total Votes)
    1st) 945 - Jumbled Up
    2nd) 946 - It's What's Inside That Counts
    3rd) 944 - All of the Above, Actually


    0951-0960 (31 Total Votes)
    1st) 957 - Takes One to Know One
    2nd) 960 - Collision Testing
    3rd) 959 - It Was Not


    0961-0970 (25 Total Votes)
    1st) 969 - It's Only His SECOND Favorite Cuisine
    2nd) 964 - Needs More Gears Though
    3rd) 968 - Next Week They're Getting Drab


    0971-0980 (24 Total Votes)
    1st) 979 Fault Lines
    2nd) 980 - Breaking Up
    3rd) 976 - Hard Sell


    0981-0990 (25 Total Votes)
    1st) 981 - Followers Follow
    2nd) 986 - Inn Doubt
    3rd) 989 - Stares and Stripes Forever
    ---) 990 - Critiquing Suspicion


    0991-1000 (29 Total Votes)
    1st) 1000 - Hel Polls for Thee
    2nd) 999 - The Vote in Gods' Aye
    3rd) 998 - Three Sides to Every Story


    Best of the Hundred Tournament (901-1000)
    Semi-Final #1: 936 End of the Line
    Semi-Final #2: 1000 - Hel Polls for Thee
    Wild Card #1: 906 - Nothing Lasts Forever
    Wild Card #2: 981 - Followers Follow
    Finals: 906 - Nothing Lasts Forever


    Best of the Hundred Winners
    501-600) (23 total votes)
    1st) 550 - +1 BFF
    2nd) 593 - Another Choice
    3rd) 568 - A Sign That You Have a Problem


    601-700) (29 total votes)
    1st) 639 - If They Pull a Knife...
    2nd) 657 - Second Chance
    3rd) 628 - Every Parent's Worst Nightmare
    ---) 661 - The Path of Least Expectation


    701-800) (29 total votes)
    1st) 763 - Plotting Something
    2nd) 750 - Making Up for Lost Time
    3rd) 783 - Cold Blooded


    801-900) (27 total votes)
    1st) 830 - Tidying Up
    2nd) 877 - The Bright Side
    ---) 881 - Temporary Weakness


    901-1000) (34 total votes)
    1st) 906 - Nothing Lasts Forever
    2nd) 936 - End of the Line
    3rd) 1000 - Hel Polls for Thee


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    OFFICIAL RESULTS FOR THE BEST OF THE THOUSAND TOURNAMENT

    Semi-Final #1: 464 - Not for Everyone
    Semi-Final #2: 830 - Tidying Up
    Wild Card #1: 367 - Innocent Man
    Wild Card #2: 763 - Plotting Something
    Finals: 830 - Tidying Up


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    Best of the Thousand (48 total votes)
    1st) 830 - Tidying Up
    2nd) 464 - Not for Everyone
    3rd) 763 - Plotting Something
    Last edited by Porthos; 2015-11-01 at 04:04 PM.
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