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The Law 'til Present
[Year 4 Quarterfinals - Rounds 3 and 4] 
11th-Aug-2008 06:45 pm
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Last week teleportation and mulebraries fought their way to the castle beyond the goblin city, and into the semis. Two more berths wait to be filled.

Round 3 Results!

The Final Tally:
Several Lifetimes and a Capable Vessel In Which To Explore the Incalculable Vastness of the Universe, Discovering and Unraveling Its Wondrous Secrets - 549 (62.9%)
A Perfect Ending - 324 (37.1%)

Round 4 Results!

The Final Tally:
Dragon - 359 (41.3%)
Dolphin - 213 (24.5%)
Platypus - 298 (34.3%)
12th-Aug-2008 01:52 am (UTC)
the platypus is nature's happy mistake.
12th-Aug-2008 01:53 am (UTC)
A perfect ending can include anything you want, including several lifetimes and a capable vessel in which to explore the incalculable vastness of the universe, discovering and unraveling its wondrous secrets.
12th-Aug-2008 03:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, but that's the end; role credits. Attaining and *using* the vessel is more of a beginning. Unless you believe in reincarnation.
12th-Aug-2008 01:56 am (UTC)
as much as it would be cool to thoroughly satisfy my curiosity about the universe and its secrets, i would prefer to be happy in the end of it all... because there's no guarantee that those secrets would turn into a perfect ending. (i'm a hopeless romantic, it's disgusting, blah blah blah, but that's still my vote.)

also, dragons are really f'ing cool, even if they're not actually real. they should be. i like the other two, as well, but really? i can go see those at the zoo.
12th-Aug-2008 01:57 am (UTC)
So long and thanks for all the fish~
12th-Aug-2008 03:02 am (UTC)
And that's what decided my vote.
12th-Aug-2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Dragons are awesome and all, but it's so much more fun to say "platypus."
12th-Aug-2008 02:25 am (UTC)
This is what I'm saying.
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12th-Aug-2008 02:13 am (UTC)
There is no way to ruin a perfect ending, whereas once you learn the great secrets of the universe, you can lose them when you get old and start forgetting things.
12th-Aug-2008 10:12 am (UTC)
There are many ways to ruin the perfect ending.

It's called a sequel *shudders*
12th-Aug-2008 02:16 am (UTC)
With a perfect ending, you can have your several lifetimes and a platypus. Best of all worlds.
12th-Aug-2008 02:16 am (UTC)
TARDIS and a platypus, what more could you want?
12th-Aug-2008 02:59 am (UTC)
My reasoning exactly.
12th-Aug-2008 02:18 am (UTC)
Trouble with endings, even perfect ones, is that they mean it's the end.
17th-Aug-2008 02:37 am (UTC)
But there eventually comes a time when it is time for it to be the end, and that's okay, because you're ready to be done.
12th-Aug-2008 02:19 am (UTC)
I regret that "fire-breathing duck-billed dolphin" was not an option.
12th-Aug-2008 02:27 am (UTC)
A dragon, providing it is tamed and I get to ride it.
12th-Aug-2008 02:52 am (UTC)
How is one of the world's most intelligent (and caring) animals in third place? Ugh... x_x

And I would love to explore the Universe - I voted it for every time in the past - but not if it had an unhappy ending. Which would probably entail me being alone, meh.
12th-Aug-2008 03:03 am (UTC)
I hope that if it's not a faster-than-light-speed vessel that is comes with a spectacular media center. 4 million light-years to the nearest star? I could get a lot of reading done.
13th-Aug-2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
No no no, it disappears here, and reappears there! And is probably bigger on the inside.
12th-Aug-2008 04:36 am (UTC)
It's a magical universe, livejournal, old buddy... Let's go exploring!
12th-Aug-2008 04:38 am (UTC)
My dragon is my space vessel. FUCK YEAH SPACE DRAGONS.
12th-Aug-2008 05:07 am (UTC)
A perfect ending means there are 400+ ridiculous sidequests I have to do in order to see 5 minutes of cracktastic footage.

And still I pick it...
17th-Aug-2008 02:38 am (UTC)
Hell yeah!
12th-Aug-2008 05:18 am (UTC)
I prefer the journey to the ending, regardless of how perfect it may be.
12th-Aug-2008 07:34 am (UTC)
I went with the vessel, because no matter how perfect an ending is, it's still an ending.

And I picked dragon. I was torn between dragon and dolphin, but I settled on the one that breathes fire and flies. Sorry dolphins.
12th-Aug-2008 07:55 am (UTC)
I don't want to be alone in space for several lifetimes...I would miss everyone back here on Earth! So be default the perfect ending gets it, although I agree the journey is better than the destination. Just not if that journey is painfully lonely and excruciatingly long. Also, no Chinese food in space.
12th-Aug-2008 10:16 am (UTC)
A perfect ending is lovely and all but there is one major flaw.

If it's the ending of something it means one of two things:

1. A new beginning, which could suck ass (see: most movie sequels), the only exception being 'and they lived happily ever after' which is a fiction thing, and not one found in real life (and anyone who says otherwise is lying. No one is happy forever, even if it's because you ran out of Doritoes).

2. YOU'RE NOW DEAD. So everything ends perfectly blah blah blah you're now dead. So you got your perfect ending but you're now dead.
12th-Aug-2008 11:13 am (UTC)
Platypus - Mammal, bill like a duck, lays eggs, poisonous, sweats milk... How can you beat that?
12th-Aug-2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
Am I the only one who doesn't think that perfect endings have to equal happy endings?
12th-Aug-2008 12:27 pm (UTC)

But this ending will be neither perfect nor happy if the Platypus fails to upend the Dragon.

12th-Aug-2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
Mad props to Jux for using proper grammar in the questions.
12th-Aug-2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
Platypea and dolphins don't eat dragons.
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