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Guessing Post for 2016 Fest! 
2nd-Jan-2017 11:07 am
HELLOOOOO. This is your friendly guessing post! I have broken them down into days, starting from the beginning. And in case you need a handy list of WHO was involved this year:

Diana Williams
Jinxed Wood
Morgyn Leri

An Unexpected Gathering by Anonymous for Carenejeans
A Dance Told in Six Parts by Anonymous for merriman
Dancing by Anonymous for pat_t

The Three of Them by Anonymous for killabeez
Ships in the Night by Anonymous for idontlikegravy (subcircus)
Shamballa by Anonymous for mackiedockie

An' to the Greenwood She Is Gane by Anonymous for hafital
Third Time's the Charm by Anonymous for jinxed_wood
Walk Beside the Dreamer by Anonymous for adabsolutely

The Private Journal of Joseph Dawson by Anonymous for Amand_r
Bag of Bolts by Anonymous for Amy R (Brightknightie)
Introspective Christmas or How to turn your life upside down in a course of an hour by Anonymous for argentum LS

The Long Night Moon by Anonymous for elistaire
By my life or death by Anonymous for Muccamukk
Where the Love Light Gleams by Anonymous for Morgyn Leri (morgynleri)

Watcher Orphans by Anonymous for dkwilliams
Between Sea and Shore by Anonymous for Banbury
Hostage to Memory on the Wine-Dark Sea by Anonymous for lferion

Have fun! Reveals are on January 5th.
2nd-Jan-2017 05:24 pm (UTC) - 1st Round of Guesses
Okay, will take a stab - although with 3 new players, this is more difficult than usual. Not that it's a piece of cake at any time! And there are at least 2 stories that I can't even guess who wrote them.

1) "Private Life of Joe Dawson" - Adabsolutely

2&3) "An' to the Greenwood" & "Hostage to Memory"
I think these were written by Killabeez and Merriman - and I'm not sure who did what, but I am going to guess that Killa wrote the second and Merriman the first. (BTW, these were my two favorite stories this year"

4) Argentum almost always fools me, but I think she wrote "Ships in the Night" this year

5) "Dancing" - I think by one of our new writers, Brightnightie (AmyR)

6) I believe that Pat wrote my gift story - "Watcher Orphans"

7) I think that Lferion wrote "Between Sea & Shore", another favorite from this year's fest

8) I believe that Jinxed-wood wrote "The Long Night Moon" as it feels like her style

9) "Introspective Christmas" - at first I thought Banbury but then I thought it might be Carenejeans, so that's my vote there.

10) Because I think Banbury wrote "Third Time's the Charm"

And that's my first round of guesses. Back to reading and puzzling these out.

Edited at 2017-01-02 05:30 pm (UTC)
2nd-Jan-2017 11:16 pm (UTC) - 2nd Round of Guesses
11)I am going to guess that Elistaire wrote "Shamballa"

11a) I think that Amandr wrote "Shamballa" and
11b) Elistaire wrote "The Three of Them"

12) And I think that Idontlikegravy wrote "Where the Love Light Gleams"

13) Also Morganlyri wrote "Walk Beside the Dreamer"

EDITS: See Below

Edited at 2017-01-06 02:18 am (UTC)
4th-Jan-2017 03:10 am (UTC) - 3rd Round of Guesses
This is my last set - unless I go back and change some!

14) "A Dance Told in 6 Parts" - Hafital (maybe)

15) "By My Life" - I think Elstaire

16) I have no idea what Muccamukk wrote - possibly one of the ones I've guessed already - so I am throwing in the towel. Edit: Okay, I will guess "Bag of Bolts" just because my dart hit it on the dartboard. Really, I have no idea.

Edited at 2017-01-06 01:56 am (UTC)
6th-Jan-2017 01:27 am (UTC) - EDITS
On reflection, I am joining the crowd on these two:

Third time's the charm - Merriman
Hostage to Memory on a Wine-Dark Sea - Amand-r

And then changing these:

"An' to the Greenwood" - Banbury
"Shamballa" - Killabeez
"By My Life or Death" - Elistaire
"Where the Love Light Gleams" - Argentum_LS
"The Three of Them" - Carenejeans
"Introspective CHristmas" - Idontlikegravy

ADDENDUM: Mackiedockie, what the **** did you write this year??????

Okay, I think Mackiecdockie wrote "The Long Night Moon" - but now I don't know what Jinxed-Wood wrote....

Edited at 2017-01-06 03:01 am (UTC)
2nd-Jan-2017 05:49 pm (UTC)
I don't know anyone, so I can't really guess, but I had a lot of fun with this fest <3

ETA: I think I'll try guessing:

Mackiedockie wrote Private Journal of Joe Dawson
dkwilliams wrote by my life or death (my story)

Edited at 2017-01-03 02:52 pm (UTC)
3rd-Jan-2017 01:26 am (UTC)
♫ I'm so behind ♫

I'll try to come back with more guesses before the 5th. In the meantime, I think:

Lferion wrote "Introspective Christmas" (MY GIFT!!)
Amand-r wrote "Hostage to Memory on the Wine-Dark Sea"
3rd-Jan-2017 02:41 am (UTC)
Seconding your Amand-r guess. :D Still have too many to read to make other guesses!
4th-Jan-2017 08:38 pm (UTC) - More guesses
3. Walk Beside the Dreamer - morgynleri
4. Shamballa - idontlikegravy
5. Long Night Moon - mackiedockie
5th-Jan-2017 06:46 am (UTC) - Re: More guesses
6. An' to the Greenwood She is Gane - muccamukk
7. By my life or death - hafital
8. Watcher Orphans - elistaire
9. Bag of Bolts - jinxed_wood
5th-Jan-2017 09:13 pm (UTC) - Re: More guesses (last batch)
These are either total guesses or total certainties. Take your pick.

10. Between Sea and Short - pat
11. Where the Love Light Gleams - brightknightie
12. Ships in the Night - merriman
13. Dancing - Carenejeans
14. The Three of Them - dkwilliams
15. Third Time's the Charm - me
16. A Dance Told in Six Parts - killa
17. An' to the Greenwood - banbury
18. An Unexpected Gathering - muccamukk

Note the switch on muccamukk's attribution. I HAVE NO IDEA!

Etd on reconsideration.

Edited at 2017-01-05 10:24 pm (UTC)
5th-Jan-2017 11:09 pm (UTC) - Re: More guesses (last batch)
I actually secretly wrote ALL the fic this year. Which is why everyone is having trouble figuring it out :D
5th-Jan-2017 11:23 pm (UTC) - RE: Re: More guesses (last batch)
Suddenly it all makes sense.
6th-Jan-2017 12:47 am (UTC) - Re: More guesses (last batch)
Wow! That's usually Killa's job, so I guess she passed that on. And it does make sense now.
3rd-Jan-2017 08:03 pm (UTC)
Tricky tricky, authors. Most I'm not sure of at all. Sending my guesses to the Modlander privately, so as to avoid outing myself. :D

ETA: half the fun, of course, is seeing people guess wrong, so I'm going to post one of my guesses. It's the one that's driving me the craziest, because never before has hafital fooled me. Usually I can spot her at a hundred paces! But this year, I am kinda stumped, and a little shamefaced to admit it. So, here goes—I'm guessing she wrote "An Unexpected Gathering." But dammit, I am not confident at ALL! *shakes fist*

Edited at 2017-01-04 04:14 am (UTC)
4th-Jan-2017 04:51 am (UTC)
Yes, that is fun! Also snickering when people guess wrong on your story, and vowing to be trickier next year when they guess right.
5th-Jan-2017 07:53 am (UTC)

That is so funny because I have NO IDEA what you wrote at all and I usually can tell!!

*clings to youuuuuuu*
5th-Jan-2017 08:03 am (UTC)

That makes me feel a little bit better. :)

5th-Jan-2017 02:50 am (UTC)
I have terrible guessing skills, but here are some thoughts.

An Unexpected Gathering --- Muccamukk
A Dance Told in Six Parts -Killa
Dancing -- Banbury or maybe Argentum

The Three of Them -hafital
Shamballa --lferion

An' to the Greenwood She Is Gane -idontlikegravy or maybe carenejeans
Third Time's the Charm by Anonymous -adabsolutely
Walk Beside the Dreamer by Anonymous -- Morgyn Leri

The Private Journal of Joseph Dawson -Mackiedockie
Introspective Christmas -- Merriman or maybe Diana W

The Long Night Moon --jinxedwood

Hostage to Memory on the Wine-Dark Sea by Anonymous --amand-r, or hafital as a second guess
5th-Jan-2017 07:51 am (UTC)
Ahhhh I always leave this too late, and I haven't yet finished all the stories. I always have intentions of like, doing charts, and tracking comments, and going back and checking out sign up posts. hah.

okay here are my few guesses.

The Private Journal of Joseph Dawson - Lferion
An' to the Greenwood She is Gane (mine!) - Abdabsolutely
The Three of Them - Diana Williams
The Long Night Moon - Mackiedockie
By my life or death - EDIT - I'm going to go out on a craaazy limb here and say this is Killa
EDIT Third time's the charm - merriman
EDIT Watcher Orphans - pat_t ??? Or maybe still idontlikegravy???

and joining the chorus... Hostage to Memory on a Wine-Dark Sea - Amand-r

the others I have no clue or I haven't gotten to them yet.

Edited at 2017-01-06 12:01 am (UTC)
6th-Jan-2017 02:55 am (UTC)
When I was reading Hostage to Memory I convinced myself it was written by Amand_r, which may mean it was really written by Elistaire. Or jinxed-wood. But I'll stick with first guess.

'An to the Greenwood--Hafital?
Watcher Orphans--Killa?
Walk Beside the Dreamer--Morganleri?

I'm not good at guessing--I just sink into the stories, and enjoy :)
6th-Jan-2017 03:16 am (UTC)
And maybe Jinxed-wood wrote "Shamballa"? and Killa wrote "Ships in the Night" instead of Shamballa?

My final guess - my brain is fried

Edited at 2017-01-06 03:18 am (UTC)
6th-Jan-2017 04:10 am (UTC)
I love that after the last few years of our beloved Modlander fooling the pants off us, this year, we all spotted her. There should be some kind of award to the group. :D
6th-Jan-2017 04:21 am (UTC)
i actually got so caught up in the storyi forgot to hide! dammit!
6th-Jan-2017 04:29 am (UTC)
IT SHOWED. *infinite thumbs up*
12th-Jan-2017 02:30 am (UTC)
So, I think I finally finished all the stories. It doesn't matter that I didn't guess, cause I totally suck at that. But, the stories were wonderful! Especially coming after the rewatch this past year, it was even more wonderful than usual to read all this yummy highlander. Every story made me feel so warm and happy!

Amand-r! Thank you so much for doing this. You are a gem and I want you to know how much I absolutely appreciate you!!!

and a HUGE thank you to all the authors. You each rock!
19th-Jan-2017 04:36 am (UTC) - I got in too late
All has already been revealed. :) Short stories are manageable for me, if anyone happens to want an extra beta-reader.

Edited at 2017-01-19 04:36 am (UTC)
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