Re: RARA-AVIS: top characters RULES

From: Buzz (
Date: 21 Mar 2002

I endorse John's idea. For my money, makes the most sense. And at the risk of repeating myself, I think we shoot ourselves in the foot if we limit ourselves to voting for only ten characters. The fun and value of the list
(IMHO) is in the less obvious choices where we and others might find our own
"rare bird". At twenty, the list gains more depth and allows us to vote our conscience instead of playing strategy. I'll shut up now.


> I would suggest keeping track of all nominations. At the end of the
> we can look at the complete list. We then can pick from this
> list, our personal top 20, IN ORDER. When all is said and done, we will
> compiled a list of the top 50 hardboiled characters, with an addendum of
> "others receiving votes". We then go back to our miserable and futile
> such as they are.
> John Lau

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