IFC Finals Second Round - Conspiracy Theories

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Welcome back peoples!
It's been a ferocious battle already so far.
Half of our sweet 16 finals players have been eliminated and.. We're down to eight competitors.

So.. We started out with a scavenger hunt that had some issues because of bad planning which we fixed to make it so that worst case scenario everyone would tie and it would be sort of like a warm up round.

Two people still dropped out of that round, the rest tied.. And then in the tie breaker round, all of those games were decided without the need for a judges vote except for one...

kryptocek vs wholeself-in.

Our #1st place player for virtually the whole season I think? Versus the one who made it in 16th, or technically the last ranking position allowed into the finals. And wow was it close.

We had to go to a judges decision, and I paid to get some extra judges in here as well... And here it is.. The results.

Finals Round One Tie Breaker

apolymask - Voted for kryptocek

charisma777 - Voted for wholeself-in

xomegax - Voted for kryptocek

enforcer48 - Voted for wholeself-in

sparrowbernard - Voted for wholeself-in

mdf-365 - Voted for wholeself-in

What a battle!

I remember when going into the finals wholeself-in seemed a bit.. Intimidated or nervous that she was going up against the player in first place!

But now look. She is advancing to the next round. Congrats wholeself-in! You earned it!

Also here's the points for the scavenger hunt if anyone wants to look at them. (These were double checked by charisma777 but feel free to triple check it yourself if you'd like it's all on the block chain for anyone to see)

kryptocek

2 points real flowers
2 points real swimming pool
2 points real cave
4 points real twin pillars
4 points real spider
6 points real shield
6 points real dream catcher
6 points real graffiti
5 points picture of lightning
37

wholeself-in

2 points real flowers
2 points real cave
4 points real twin pillars
4 points real spider
6 points real shield
6 points real dream catcher
6 points real graffiti
4 points picture of mayan/aztec calendar
5 points picture of lightning
39 points

jbehreny - conceded

eaglespirit is the winner

2 points real flowers
2 points real swimming pool
2 points real cave
4 points real twin pillars
4 points real spider
6 points real shield
6 points real dream catcher
6 points real graffiti
8 points real mayan/aztec calendar
10 points real lightning
50 points

artgirl is the winner

2 points real flowers
2 points real swimming pool
2 points picture of cave
4 points real twin pillars
4 points real spider
6 points real shield
6 points real dream catcher
6 points real graffiti
4 points picture mayan/aztec Calendar
10 points real lightning
46 points

iexplore

2 points real flowers
2 points real swimming pool
2 points real cave
4 points real spider
4 points real twin pillars
6 points real dream catcher
6 points real shield
26 points

bashadow is the winner

2 points real flowers
2 points real swimming pool
2 points real cave
4 points real spider
4 points real twin pillars
6 points real dream catcher
6 points real shield
8 points real mayan/aztec Calendar
5 points picture of lightning
6 points real graffiti
45 points

swolesome - conceded

Plushzilla

2 points real flowers
2 points real swimming pool
4 points real spider
4 points real twin pillars
6 points real shield
6 points real graffiti
5 points picture of lightning
29 points

Bengy is winner

2 points real flowers
2 points real swimming pool
2 points real cave
4 points real twin pillars
4 points real spider
6 points real shield
6 points real dream catcher
6 points real graffiti
8 points real mayan/aztec calendar
5 points picture of lightning
45 points

Kenneth1
2 points real flowers
2 points real swimming pool
1 point picture of cave
4 points real spider
4 points real twin pillars
3 points picture of shield
6 points real graffiti
5 points picture of lightning
3 points picture of dream catcher
4 ponts picture of mayan/aztec calender
34 points

Youhavewings is the winner
2 points real flowers
2 points real swimming pool
2 points real cave
4 points real twin pillars
4 points real spider
6 points real shield
6 points real dream catcher
6 points real graffiti
8 points real mayan/aztec calendar
10 points real lightning
50 points

wholeself-in wins over kryptocek
bashadow automatic win due to swolesome conceding.
eaglespirit automatic win due to jbehreny conceding.
youhavewings wins over Kenneth1
artgirl wins over iexplore
bengy wins over plushzilla

So to summarize..
Congrats to those who are advancing!
We have..

@bashadow
@wholeself-in
@bengy
@magicalmoonlight
@artgirl
@eaglespirit
@mr-bike
@youhavewings

And the matchups are...!

wholeself-in vs bashadow
bengy vs magicalmoonlight
artgirl vs eaglespirit
mr-bike vs youhavewings

Wow.. I'm excited for these match ups! All of them look really fierce!
I wonder who will make it to the next round?!

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This round is one we have not played before and was approved upon popular vote of the IFC community. The subject of this round is "Conspiracy Theories".

You can enter whatever you please in regards to the subject.

Could be a conspiracy theory you think needs more attention brought to it, or perhaps it could be a fictional short story you create, or a song or even some kind of drawing perhaps.. Or a combination of things! It's really up to you how you want to go about it!

For me conspiracy theories have been a big part of my life, I accept the label of "conspiracy theorist" despite a lot of bad reputation that it gets and don't necessarily see it as a bad thing.

I think it's good to be aware of the different theories and to think about them and the world and try to guess what things might really be like!

I just also think it's really important to understand the difference between what is known as a "fact" and what is a "theory".

There are many facts to be found in the conspiracy theory world, however far too often conspiracy theorists will watch some videos on YouTube or read a book or website or what ever and then think they know for a "fact" that so and so is so and so, like reptilians and such.

Once again, not being disparaging to theories. I appreciate them and try to stay open minded, maybe reptilians do exist, or many of the other far out things many claim.. I just get annoyed when people claim things are facts, that they can't prove.

If you can't prove it, then it's a belief or a theory, that distinction is critical I think and it gets lost a lot.

So let that be a lesson to you I suppose if you want to get my vote for this round.

I love learning more about conspiracies and think it's super important! Though I feel like I can often tell when someone is going beyond their available set of knowledge or saying things in which they can not prove and acting as if they are proven.

Also, just to be clear.. Feel free to go into "conspiracy fact" as well, it doesn't have to be just "theory" only, I think it's great if you sprinkle some facts in there and it could be more powerful if it was based on some facts.

Anyways.. And with that.. Good luck to the remaining competitors in the contest!

ALSO.. Please don't hesitate to ask myself or one of the other judges if you have a question, I'm sure someone will be happy to try to help.

If there is a tie in points, we will do another round until there is a clear winner!

And now a moment for our sponsors!

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First up is @ats-david who has helped greatly! If you appreciate this contest or just his efforts in general you may want to look into voting for him as a witness at @ats-witness, he does a lot of other cool things for the community as well!

Next is @timcliff who has similarly helped out the contest significantly and who is also a witness who does a lot for the community, so likewise if you appreciate the efforts you may want to vote for him as witness also!

@krnel has also offered some support and does other good things to help out on the platform in general, I suggest you vote for krnel as a witness as well if you want to support all of this.

@steemcommunity has also helped us and expressed interest in helping more in the future and they likewise also help the community in various additional ways, I suggest voting for them as witness as well!

I'd also like to thank @theguruasia who has pledged at least 20 steem to the second and third place prizes and he said he may even donate more.

And @nxtblg who has been regularly resteeming and upvoting our challenges which has been a big help!

Plus one other person who has been helping a lot who deserves some credit is @soundlegion who has also been upvoting the contests regularly.

And while not technically sponsors, we are working with @davemccoy and those at #newbiegames and #newbieresteemday and they do a great service to the community so definitely check them out if you appreciate that, or if you're new.

Also not a sponsor, though @iexplore has taken a huge workload directly off of my shoulders and is now doing the "catch up" rounds, those should be posted on the @ifc page.. And I suggest giving him a follow and some support as well if you appreciate the work as he is doing an amazingly helpful and important job!

And another thank you to our recent sponsor @underground for donating 10 Steem.

In addition to connecting us with underground, @eaglespirit has also connected us with @derangedvisions who has donated 10 steem as well. Thank you derangedvisions!

Eagle Spirit gains another 10 XP for this which puts her at 35 XP, and we are probably going to use the steem from her sponsors to help fund a special IFC All Star round. :) Stay tuned for that!

Furthmore we recieved a 5 SBD donation from @youhavewings with a nice message attached thanking us for what we do at the IFC, thank you youhavewings! And you're welcome as well for what we do. :) Glad to share this experience with all of you! <3

And finally, a thank you to @tonyr who has donated a Trophy Token to the winner of the championship.

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The challenge will finish when all entries are in and voted on however you have until 7 days when the post ends and provides its payout cycle to get your entry in.

If there is a tie we will do another round until there is a winner.


Rules

1. IFC finals second round starts now and is a challenged based on the subject of "Conspiracy Theories". 2. Create a blog post for the contest. 3. Title must contain, "IFC Finals - Second Round" 4. Leave a link to your post in the comments below. (This part is important and a lot of people forget this, please put the blog link in the right place so our judges can find it) 5. And you also have to use the #ifc tag in your blog post as well.
6. If you somehow get hurt doing any of our quests you can not reasonably hold us accountable. Take responsibility for your own choices and actions in life. This is a voluntary game where you choose to play. Only you can make that decision for yourself. 7. You are responsible for paying the appropriate government taxes, fees, and service charges resulting from any transactions with the IFC or Marketplace. We are not responsible for collecting, reporting, paying, or remitting to you any such taxes, fees, or service charges, except as may otherwise be required by law.

Acceptable content

  1. Anything in regards to the subject of "Conspiracy Theories".
  2. Language is primarily in English and if you would like to participate from elsewhere in the world it is up to you to translate your message into English so we can understand you.
  3. We also encourage role playing for those who enjoy doing that. :)

Good luck in the contest!
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I've been waiting for this one!! This should be some good reading! Good luck everyone!!

Me as well! I actually wanted to do a conspiracy theories round much earlier in the season, like around half way through.. But.. It just didn't line up for whatever reason. Glad we get to do it now! Also I agree! Should be a good one I think. :D

Btw I really enjoyed your explanation for conspiracies! Very well said and I agree! I think people might get caught up in something the saw/read and jump right up that ladder to conclude it as fact. It will serve better if we are more opened minded to all possibilities. Image what we could accomplish if we shift to this instead of being stubborn in old ways and not working together to solve problems. Cheers!

Omg I can't believe it! Second round and omg. 😱😱😱

I better update the whatchamacallit. 😅

Conspiracy theories ftw! 😅

Nice work artgirl! Iexplore was a tough competitor and one I personally thought might win the whole thing. Oh and.. I was thinking about asking you if you could update the umm.. Bracket thingy. That would be cool if so! Thanks if you do, I think that would be cool. :)

Here you go! OMG final 8!!! 😱

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Awesome! Thanks artgirl!

Welcome. 😀

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awesome job! i love your work on this :)

Thanks. Yeah was thinking if the cave had a higher point maybe I would have lost or something. 😅

Will have that updated in a bit. 👍

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Great job @artigirl! Well deserved!! Good Luck! And loving the updated bracket!

Thank you. :)

I'm very excited for you! Can't wait to read your conspiracy!! :)

Thank you. Oh the pressure. Lol.

Epic battles. Congratulations to the first round winners. @bashadow
@wholeself-in
@bengy
@magicalmoonlight
@artgirl
@eaglespirit
@mr-bike
@youhavewings

Thanks! :)

Thank you!

I just had to share this good news with everyone - - -

Friday the 13th - Just got this from @soundlegion S.A.M.C. Volume 5 Spotlight Artist (Split Prize with @edprivat) Final Volume 5 post, we won one of the 10SBD prizes for the song.

Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky. This was a wonderful journey how it all came about. I still can not believe it. A long road to haul, the load was heavy at times, but then @charisma777 kept the faith, and made the video. Thank you for that @charisma777 and take a look in your wallet.

Here is the link if any of you want to see - - https://steemit.com/steemit/@soundlegion/steemit-artists-music-compilation-volume-5-final-post-spotlights-darrenclaxton-bashadow-edprivat-cherforgeron

For those of you thinking about season two, go for it, I have had so so much fun, and when you get one of those quest you just know you can not do, go for it - - Look at what can happen.

Well done fellas!
Liking your work!

fancy seeing you here D! xo

Great job! Congratulations!

congrats on your win!!

Thank you it was a lot of fun.

Wow! I keep getting paired up vs people I respect and have looked up to in the ifc. Good luck @bashadow, and thanks for the great round, @kryptocek!

You also @wholeself-in, win lose or draw, it has been a lot of fun. Now I need to think about a theory, to present. Got any good ones for me ;-} I think this is going to be interesting.

For those who start down that path and may have never explored it you're in for some very interesting thoughts and ideas!! There are a few that have definitely peaked my interests over the past 10 years or so... good luck everyone!!! and for those who are no longer playing hopefully we'll see you enter next season!!!

ive already asked you a shit ton of questions but glad i reread this and see your perspective. i like that you mentioned “fact”. you already know what im writing about but realizing that proving what one says is important or not going to extremes. sorry but i love me some conspiracy theory and things that have become facts. thus no more a theory. i can go on and on about many but ive chosen one that i hope will be communicated with intrigue, curiosity and awe! :)

good luck everyone!!

have i said how much i love this group lately? i do!!

This is probably going to be in my top three of my favorite topics I have written about. I love conspiracy theories!

Good luck to all the contestants who made it this far! I'm honoured to be a part of season 1! As much as I was thinking to be a judge next year I may have to come back ;) We'll see!

Sorry @plushzilla!

Woof, I'm going to have to think about this a bit... conspiracy theories are not really my thing!

That's what makes the IFC so interesting and fun. It challenges your mind and gets you thinking out of the box and maybe something you haven't done before. I'm sure you will do great!

Definitely, I've been enjoying the @ifc for at reason! Looking at the topic from different angles to try and find a way of writing that grabs me!

Here is my thoughts/entry on Conspiracy theories!

This was so much fun to write about!! Probably my number 1 post I have written yet.

Very nice post, Love the Walmart conspiracy. I have always liked that one.

Here is my entry, sorry right off the bat, but no pictures to look at. Chemtrails/Geoengineering.

Whoa you made one already? Nice.

My conspiracy bug hasn't bitten me yet. 😥😥😥

I think people are waiting, they don't want to give away their ideas. It will be interesting to see the results and the other entries.

I just made mine. I forced myself to think of one so I can finally sleep. Hahahaha. 😴😴😴😴

dang already!???

Kind of surprised that with yesterday being Friday the 13th that more did not get a conspiracy one up.

well, i could have put mine in on the first day, but the last time i put mine in first people came up with ideas of things that i saw in their posts. i dont quite like that too much. actually, i saw it in a few. and then others outside the contest. so i'm grappling with should i do it now or wait until the last day. lol

It does get hard to decide, timing could be everything. Like you said there are hazards either way. You wait, you have your idea, then you get ready to work on it, and someone else has chosen the same subject, so then we have to think okay do I want to go with my original idea or a secondary one. kind of a little like golf I guess, sandtrap if you go that way, water trap if you go the other way.

@bashadow yeah, i'm nervous too. i think i should've waited until the very last moment!! but then i wanted to ensure i had internet and no worries about the whole thing. thank you for the words of wisdom and this round should be interesting for the wins! eekkk nail biting here :)

"sandtrap" LOL you crack me up and "watertrap" eeeeehhhhh

Shoot, 3 hours to go is the earliest I've turned in yet! This one was hard for me, here ya go: https://steemit.com/ifc/@wholeself-in/conspiracy-ifc-finals-second-round

Phew! 😅😥 Done! Took a minute, I actually had a paper about the patriot act and the federal reserve from years ago I would have used but don't have anymore. So, without proper sources, I can't prove shit. So, just gonna write about what I believe and don't believe along with ny personal history with theories.
Hope you all enjoy :)

Also gotta say, finally those hours of procrastination on youtube pay off in these videos!lol

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