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Hiya folks, your favourite absentee landlord again.

1. The profile is updated with all of the current games there - thanks to everyone who's been tagging their posts.

2. The index is up to date as well, and now using the LJ-spoiler to look less ridiculous. I thought I had seen somewhere that the tag allowed a 'collapse' link, but I can't seem to get it to work - any help greatly appreciated.

3. Also shermarama, as a poll-runner, is now on the list of maintainers (which is actually the answer to the question "How do I post polls on this without a paid account?")

Game 51, book 6, results

1) It was a miserable night, and I had just settled into my favourite chair before the fire with a pipe, a peg of brandy, and the Times crossword, when an agitated knocking at my door disturbed me. Written by dorianegray and guessed by shermarama.
2) "A gentleman to see you, Doctor." Written by Sax Rohmer and guessed by dorianegray, braisedbywolves and jeffr23.
3) The greatest mistake of my life was in underestimating the inscrutable criminal cunning that the Chinaman is capable of possessing. Written by jeffr23.

shermarama's line came in after I set the lines, I think. sorry about the deadline confusion.

So, the scores for that round:

dorianegray - 2
braisedbywolves - 1
jeffr23 - 1

Which means that the final scores are:

shermarama - 9
dorianegray - 8
jeffr23 - 8
braisedbywolves - 3
dangerdean - 2
taldragon - 1

Congratulations shermarama! You have first call on the next round.

Game 51, book 5, results

1) Within a sepulchral vault, and at midnight, two persons were seated. Written by William Ainsworth and guessed by shermarama and jeffr23
2) Few places in England - nay, in the world - can have such strange and tragic events associated with them as the manor of Rookwood Place, near C______, in Sussex. Written by dorianegray.
3) Consider, reader, a drive of elms standing tall, and beyond them, in the distance, the composed and handsome face of a great manor house. Written by shermarama and guessed by dorianegray
4) There is no more abominable form of bore than the sort of philosopher who insists against all evidence on the existence of free will. Written by jeffr23 and guessed by braisedbywolves

Scores for this round:
shermarama - 2
jeffr23 - 2

Scores on the doors:
shermarama - 9
jeffr23 - 7
dorianegray - 6
braisedbywolves - 2
dangerdean - 2
taldragon - 1

Just one last book to go. The results of Book 6, The Insidious Dr Fu Manchu will be released on Wednesday, and then we will know.

Game 51, book 6, lines

Only a few lines for The Insidious Dr Fu Manchu:

1) It was a miserable night, and I had just settled into my favourite chair before the fire with a pipe, a peg of brandy, and the Times crossword, when an agitated knocking at my door disturbed me.
2) "A gentleman to see you, Doctor."
3) The greatest mistake of my life was in underestimating the inscrutable criminal cunning that the Chinaman is capable of possessing.

So, which is the true line of truth?



Deadline and final scores on Wednesday.

Game 51, book 5, lines

And here are the possible openings for William Ainsworth's Rookwood.

1) Within a sepulchral vault, and at midnight, two persons were seated.
2) Few places in England - nay, in the world - can have such strange and tragic events associated with them as the manor of Rookwood Place, near C______, in Sussex.
3) Consider, reader, a drive of elms standing tall, and beyond them, in the distance, the composed and handsome face of a great manor house.
4) There is no more abominable form of bore than the sort of philosopher who insists against all evidence on the existence of free will.

What is the real first line of Rookwood?



The Deadline for this is going to be Monday.

Game 51, book 6

Square those jaws, stiffen those upper lips and batten down your outrageous racial stereotypes, chaps! Book 6 is The Insidious Dr Fu Manchu, Sax Rohmer's allegedly accurate depiction of the Chinese master criminal.

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How does the world first here of Fu Manchu, the Devil Doctor?



The Deadline for lines will be Friday.

Game 51, book 4, results

Here are the results for Book 4, The Call of Cthulhu.

1) The events I am about to relate may seem fantastical, but they are all, alas, entirely too true. Written by dorianegray.
2) When you have finished reading this narrative, you will likely think me a liar; indeed, I pray that you do. Written by jeffr23 and guessed by taldragon and braisedbywolves.
3) The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. Written by H P Lovecraft and guessed by dorianegray and jeffr23.
4) History as it is known to us speaks of the events of the world, but there are greater mysteries, hidden within, that no man may ever speak of. Written by shermarama.
5) The louring sky over Georgetown did nothing to enhance my mood as I prepared to visit my dying and decrepit great-uncle at his house. Written by braisedbywolves and guessed by shermarama.

Scores for this round:
jeffr23 - 3
dorianegray - 1
braisedbywolves - 1

Bringing the scores on the doors to:
shermarama - 7
dorianegray - 6
jeffr23 - 5
braisedbywolves - 2
dangerdean - 2
taldragon - 1

I'll give a deadline of Wednesday for Book 5 and launch Book 6 and last of this round later today.

Game 51, book 4 lines

Here are the lines for book 4, The Call of Cthulhu:

What is the first line of The Call of Cthulhu?

The events I am about to relate may seem fantastical, but they are all, alas, entirely too true.
0(0.0%)
When you have finished reading this narrative, you will likely think me a liar; indeed, I pray that you do.
2(33.3%)
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
3(50.0%)
History as it is known to us speaks of the events of the world, but there are greater mysteries, hidden within, that no man may ever speak of.
0(0.0%)
The louring sky over Georgetown did nothing to enhance my mood as I prepared to visit my dying and decrepit great-uncle at his house.
1(16.7%)


The deadline will be Tuesday.