This amuses me in an unfortunate way.
I will say... I don't write in this contest for victory. Especially not anymore. I write for the themes. And I do my best. I hope everything I produce is win worthy.
I could care less at this point who "wins" this particular months contest... To be quite honest... when Hammer (at my request) took the time to share his thoughts on my efforts... I felt victorious beyond bounds. And others also had tremendous input. I felt like the purpose of my piece had been fulfilled. That, to me, was victory enough.
I no longer associate winning POTM with a way to gauge my "superiority" in writing either. I used to, when it was taken a bit more seriously, and had more involved writers.
To be frank... I feel like POTM has become the beast and starfire show. Even without your participating in writing in the contest beast... You and starfire's opinions seem entirely too prominent and overshadowing. And, you two seem to often be on the same page of a book I'm not reading (apparently) There just isn't enough particpation.
Hammer... I must tell you, once again, I've appreciated your every effort to make POTM a worth while contest (again). It seems like it would be a moderately frustrating task at this point.
Win... Lose... Tie... eh.... I don't care.