Round 010: REVEAL~!

Here it is, the moment you've been waiting for! It's time for the Author Reveal~!! Thank you to all our writers, to everyone who read and commented, and everyone who had fun in chats and in kifu_archive. So, drumroll please!!!


Round o10 Authors

bonito
ee970
Curiosity and the Cat
Life Goes

chahan
ontogenesis
A curious visitor.

chuuka
go_hedgehog
and someday you will be a real boy

kaedama
aithine
No ghost was ever seen

kamaboko & soba
umarekawareru & chaineddove
A Ghost Story

kansui
jedusor
Subjunctive Go
Within This Box NC-17
Silenced

katsuobushi
lbell007
A different path

kotteri
lacygrey
Confluence

kurobuta
flonnebonne
A Exorcism

lekei
hostilecrayon
So There I Was AKA The Sweater Cake NC-17

momofuku
qem_chibati
Slight Digression

moyashi
daisy_chan
Haven't Had My Fill

nama
issen4
Not a real fish

naruto
catwho
The River

ninniku
ayalesca
Ogata on the Shore

nissin
viridian_magpie
Throwing Stones, Nothing Breaks

nori
blue_cage
Just like the sun in his eyes
Boswell

shina
onkoona
A Really Tall Hat (The Edo Files, part 1)
Spring time (The Edo Files, part 2)
Summer Time (The Edo Files, part 3)
A Lady's Request (The Edo Files, part 4)
Pillow Talk (The Edo Files, part 5)
Atari (The Edo Files, part 6)
I'm sorry (The Edo Files, part 7)
The HGRS

shoyu
lanerose
Grey Sky Elegy

tonkotsu
verloren1983
Five Reflections on Sai
A Lesson in Wizard's Chess
Butterfly

tsukenmen
measuringlife
Silk Flowers

wakame
tuuli_chan
Written in the Stars
An Ideal Heian Gentleman
Toad Story

wonton
trixie_chick
Encounters
Engaged
Expectations
Extremity
Endanger
Elude
Exaltation
Exacerbate
Entangle
Enjoy

yaki-nori
moonclaimed
A Chance Meeting

Thank you and big round of applause for everyone!



And now, for the awards segment of our show!

Best Guessers
Congratulations to lacygrey, with 13 correct out of 24 possible (54.2%)! Honorable mention to tuuli_chan, with 12 correct out of 24 possible (50.0%).

ID Challenge
Congratulations to invitan, who correctly guessed that this round's IDs were based on ramen ingredients/terms! Great job!

Feedback Challenge
Congratulations to hostilecrayon, who commented to 47 fics! Special thanks to ontogenesis, who commented to 14 fics!

Theme Challenge
Congratulations to lacygrey for winning the themes challenge! Honorable mentions go to verloren1983 and onkoona!

If the winners would kindly PM stillskies an image for your banner, she will be on it like Hikaru on a go board. Or like Hikaru on Akira. Take your pick.

Once again, thank you everyone who made this round possible! We hope to see you back in the spring! or for the super sekrit mini round coming soon to an LJ near you, which, I guess, is no longer so super sekrit.

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Oh, that figures! xD I had one more right and then I went and changed it right before posting the guesses. I did think that it's probably a bad idea to change anything, but when did I ever listen to myself... ^^
Just to make sure as I'm new to this: does honorable mention get a banner too?
I know that feeling. But most of the time when I went wrong this round I was just plain wrong and utterly surprised at the true IDs.

Would you like to compare notes?
Here are mine:

Win - bonito, chahan, kamaboko & soba, kansui, katsuobushi, lekei, momofuku, moyashi, nissin, nori, shina & wonton

Fail - chuuka, kaedama, kurobuta, nama, naruto, ninniku, shoyu, tonkotsu, tsukenmen, wakame, yaki-nori



Here's mine:

Win: chahan, chuuka, kaedama, kamaboko & soba, kansui, katsuobushi, kotteri, ninniku, nissin, tonkotsu, tsukenmen

Fail: bonito, kurobuta, lekei, momofuku, nama, naruto, nori, shina, shoyu, wonton, yaki-nori

And now that I went through my list, I noticed that moyashi was missing there. Sure enough, counting them, I had in fact posted only 23 guesses. I guess I just fail in general.... *headdesk*

(About the ID challenge, last Saturday I ate ramen for the first time in my life. The menu had a lot of words that sounded quite familiar - wakame, tsukenmen, etc... - and after that it didn't take much to connect ramen & Hikaru. Too bad I couldn't get online at the correct time. ^^)
Im amazed our lists are so different: we have only half in common.

You guessed the ones where I was way off, but we were both stumped by the drowning, the exorcism, the artificial fish and the Inception and Kenshin X-overs.

You got me though (Can I ask how?), so: Would you like a drabble?
Indeed. If joined guessing were possible we could have done very well... or very badly...

Your hint at kifu_archive helped - going through all the people I had left I decided you were the most likely candidate, and as there was nothing to prove otherwise, I went with that. I'd have wanted to leave a hint too, but... I just couldn't think of anything helpful that wouldn't give everything away.

Anyway, thanks for the offer, but it's fine, I don't need one. ^^
Hunh, I didn't figure anybody would guess my story correctly, given I haven't written much HnG. *g*
I did have some trouble with you. xD I think I changed my guess three times... somehow ended up with the correct one. ^^
Wow O.o I barely took part at all this round (RL got in the way - I haven't been around to finish reading everything...) I guess I'm kinda lucky this time round "D
You worked out the theme of the author IDs. I only got as far as food. Does his mean you are a ramen fan?

I looked up my ID (one I didn't recognise) - seems I am chicken-flavored!
Well... not really (unfortunately, I've just eaten ramen once in my life). It's just that when I saw "naruto", the first thing that came to my mind was ramen, then I kinda google a bit and make a wild guess ^_^
You should unscreen the guessing post! I want to see how many people guessed me... it's not like I really bothered to disguise myself! I'm so lazy.

Awesome round, everyone. :D Okay, so I only got around to reading about half the fics, but still!

(Also. For the banner, is there a particular size the image should be? Though I'm still not sure how that happened, the theme thing was pretty half-assed and last minute. O_o)