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  • The Dead Zone

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  • It

    4 7.69%
  • The Stand - I

    3 5.77%
  • The Stand - II

    5 9.62%
  • DT1

    6 11.54%
  • DT2

    2 3.85%
  • DT7 - I

    7 13.46%
  • DT7 - II

    16 30.77%
  • Misery

    4 7.69%
  • Insomnia

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    Default FINAL: Best Death Award

    As nominated by our membership in the nomination round and then the semi-final, please vote now for the event you feel should win the award for Best Death.

    The Dead Zone

    It

    The Stand - I

    The Stand - II

    DT1

    DT2

    DT7 - I

    DT7 - II

    Misery

    Insomnia


    for the sake of readability, you can see the 2009 finalists here

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    DT7 - II. No question about it.
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    Con todo mi corazon, por todo de mis dias. And I always will, in this life and into the next.

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    Still disappointed. All of these pale in comparison to a couple others.
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    DT2 for me.

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    After all the misery that Jack Mort caused, I was glad to see him dispatched in such a gruesome manner.
    Growth. Decay. Transformation.

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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceMaN View Post
    Still disappointed. All of these pale in comparison to a couple others.
    Well, there's always next year.

    Quote Originally Posted by AmanDUH View Post
    DT2 for me.

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    After all the misery that Jack Mort caused, I was glad to see him dispatched in such a gruesome manner.
    Yes, most satisfying. Oh, and it just makes me so admire the way the whole novel is structured. Very neat.
    Still, DT7-II was definitely awesome. More great writing, and all the more interesting in that it doesn't tie together the book it occurs in, but instead seems part of another book altogether.
    Maybe I should go hunt up a thread in the Gilead forum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathoftheturtle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceMaN View Post
    Still disappointed. All of these pale in comparison to a couple others.
    Well, there's always next year.
    Doubtful. Hardly anyone's read the one I always think is/was the best. I tried last year and no one voted for it.
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    The Running Man? I've read it several times. That scene is pretty good
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    in a "stick to the man" sort of way.
    But, it really doesn't seem like best of the best to me, say sorry.

    I wonder whether this world would be a better place or worse if that attitude were more popular with all of us.

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    depends on how much more popular, and especially on who are "us"

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    Quite so. Good catch.

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    I still vote that's the best death because it was the most heroic to people overall, in the society of the book. If you just go by death scene or whatever, no, it's not the best, but to me, seeing as how it was the last line of the book/story, and how everything led up to that and that decision, then yes, best. death. ever.


    edit: that's why these polls are done as "opinion" polls. I'm not knocking anyone for not voting for my submission and whatnot, just trying to get across my reasoning, I think.
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    DT7II.... I hope my edit works, if not, I'm sorry I posted a spoiler!

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    The Stand pt I for me.
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    I thought Dana's death in The Stand was the best

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    Explanation of my choice:

    Spoiler:
    Callahan and Oy were truly great death scenes (as was Eddie), but for the most impact and meaning I chose Ralph in Insomnia. Though Callahan was a close second!!!
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    Should there be "spoiler" warnings? I played it safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Explanation of my choice:

    Spoiler:
    Callahan and Oy were truly great death scenes (as was Eddie), but for the most impact and meaning I chose Ralph in Insomnia. Though Callahan was a close second!!!
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    Merlin I agree and I wanted to tell you that you ROCK!! Seriously, you are one cool dude!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blavigne View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Explanation of my choice:

    Spoiler:
    Callahan and Oy were truly great death scenes (as was Eddie), but for the most impact and meaning I chose Ralph in Insomnia. Though Callahan was a close second!!!
    .
    Merlin I agree and I wanted to tell you that you ROCK!! Seriously, you are one cool dude!!
    Why, Thank you!!! You're pretty darn cool too!!!!! One of these days I'll stump you in the R&R song game!!!! LOL LOL LOL

    I have a fan!!!! And at my age!!! Oh My!!!! THX!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blavigne View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Explanation of my choice:

    Spoiler:
    Callahan and Oy were truly great death scenes (as was Eddie), but for the most impact and meaning I chose Ralph in Insomnia. Though Callahan was a close second!!!
    .
    Merlin I agree and I wanted to tell you that you ROCK!! Seriously, you are one cool dude!!
    Why, Thank you!!! You're pretty darn cool too!!!!! One of these days I'll stump you in the R&R song game!!!! LOL LOL LOL

    I have a fan!!!! And at my age!!! Oh My!!!! THX!!!!!
    you tickle my funny bone! Say true and thankya! LOL

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    Glad to be of service!!!!!! LOL



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    Spoiler:
    Without a doubt, DT 7-II Father Callahan by FAR, BIG, BIG...if the day ever comes when I'm faced with that kind of situation, I can only hope I would do as he did. Face certain death head on, take some baddies with me...ie.. Stand, and be True

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Karma View Post
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    Without a doubt, DT 7-II Father Callahan by FAR, BIG, BIG...if the day ever comes when I'm faced with that kind of situation, I can only hope I would do as he did. Face certain death head on, take some baddies with me...ie.. Stand, and be True
    This.

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    Voted Insomnia.

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    I just thought that ending of Ralph sacrificing himself was very bittersweet, and really sums up my feelings on life. Really, you could stop before the epilogue, and you would have your happy ending right there. Nearly everything's tied up, except for one little thing, which was the arrangement that Ralph made. You could stop reading right there, but you don't. Because life goes on after the happy ending. And then we come to the ultimate, true ending, where Ralph sacrifices himself not to save the world, and not even when he has nothing to lose, as a few years down the line, he's finally got a truly happy life again. But he does it to save one single life. Wonderful ending, and a wonderfully moving death.


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    My vote: The Stand 1


    Why?

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    It was for the good.

    Far more bad died than good.

    It was The Stand

    It was Trash's dream.

    He was a fellow Hoosier.

    He was a fellow pyromaniac

    It was a better way of taking out Flagg (implied) than a silly, baby-talking spider.

    What a way to go!!!
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