Twiga wrote:WooHoo!!! I'm the worst of the best of the worst. Number 11? nothing so gaudy. Number twelve? not quite so pretentious. I need a badge that says beginners #15 so I can wear it proudly. At this rate, I should be rushing into masters (in 9 or 23 years)
Don't EVEN go there, Douglas (now I know your name, muwahhhahahaaaaa!!)
You MADE the list. You are aware that there were SIXTY stories in beginners that did not make the list, and were therefore "worse" than you were. There were also close to that number in advanced that did not get recognized, some of which probably rated lower than you did - not to mention those in intermediate and masters.
(by the way, I know you were not being completely serious - but you hit a nerve, mister!)
(and now you all know how to bring out the crotchety old schoolmarm in me, eh?)