Peculiar Plants Challenge

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Last Update: 17/04/2021 6:00pm UTC - Completed  
Write about an interesting or cool plant species & win epic goodies from Kobold Press!
Write all about your plant species, what do they look like? How are they unique? Do they have any uses? There are plenty of floral ideas just waiting to be combined and shown off! Plants can become incredibly complex, or remarkably simple. The usages or dangers of plants can be just as varied, so this should be a great way to breath (or photosynthesize) some more life into your world.
— The Challenge
  The plant challenge has been a blast and the amount of likes and feedback being thrown around as been mindblowing to say the least! But in this article I do want to put it all into stats and numbers and also highlight some amazing people of this community. But we will get to that in a bit.  

Articles

There have been 183 articles submitted to this challenge. In total 209,719 words have been written, that's more than "The Fellowship of the Ring"! And two thirds of "A Game of Thrones"!


Quickstats

Articles 183 Wordcount 209,719
Likes 3,126 Comments 1,284
Images 402 Quotes 299
Alouds 52 Maps 11
Tree71
Flower59
Mushroom13
Grass12
Vine10
Bush4
Moss2
Coral2
Cactus1
Others / Unknown9
 

Wordclouds

Wordclouds show the distribution of words in a given text, in this case the whole challenge. The bigger the word, the more often it appeared in an article
Titles
Plants Wordcloud Title
Content
Plants Wordcloud
Top Words: plant (1116), tree (558), trees (495), flowers (470), plants (443), grow (425), flower (399), leaves (399), seeds (362), used (358), time (301), species (295), water (294), use (281), roots (264), small (254), years (252), known (246), growth (245), long (233)
 

Comments

There have been 1,284 comments, by 184 different authors, written on challenge articles for a grand total of 113,766 words! If we take all the comments, and print them into a book it would be longer than "The Hobbit"! This does only include comments and replies on other peoples works.   But there are three people I have to mention explicitly here. Three anvilites who went full in on commenting and helping:

Eternal Sage Kefkejaco

Feel free to check out my costume entry. :)

 
Comments183
Replies29
Words12,736
Kefkejaco was the first to read and reply to every single article. You've read this right, every. single. one!
Comments183
Replies42
Words43,648
Amélie also read and replied to every single article. Took her longer than Kefkejaco, but who would have guessed it takes a while if you write over 43.000 words! That's a short novel!

Eternal Sage Michael Chandra

Michael Chandra
Too low they build who build beneath the stars - Edward Young   Costume Challenge Entry: As Superpowered troops on an alien planet, the Battle Spears wear a uniform capable of handling all they face

 
Comments183
Replies13
Words4,759
Michael has commented on every single article as well! The crazy part? They started after the challenge entries closed, so they read all of it in one week!
   

Honorable Mentions

There have been many incredibly helpful people during this challenge. So here are few honorable mentions, who actively commented on many articles as well.
Name Comments Replies Words
xtremepsy (Mark Laybolt) 104 29 10,119
thechangeling (TC) 85 5 4,752
Serukis (Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull) 58 3 2,243
Pouaseuille (Pouaseuille) 42 10 6,447

 

All Articles

Below you can find a alphabetical list of all submissions.
Note: The groups are assigned by doing a keyword search on the articles. It's a best effort approach and might classify a few articles incorrectly. If this happens please let me know and I will change it manually

Comments

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12 Apr, 2021 11:44

My Numbthorn is appealing its classification as flower and would like to stab you!   Cheers for the detailed summary! =D

Too low they build who build beneath the stars - Edward Young   Costume Challenge Entry: As Superpowered troops on an alien planet, the Battle Spears wear a uniform capable of handling all they face
12 Apr, 2021 11:45

My Numbthorn is now pleased and withdraws its threat.

Too low they build who build beneath the stars - Edward Young   Costume Challenge Entry: As Superpowered troops on an alien planet, the Battle Spears wear a uniform capable of handling all they face
12 Apr, 2021 12:53

Stats! This is so cool.

Author of Fillimet, bright fantasy land of possibilities, and Vazdimet, its darker spacefaring future.
12 Apr, 2021 13:03

Stats!! Also look at me go in honourable mentions :') Awesome work you're doing!

Author of Interarcanum and the Shakiraverse

Feel free to check out my submission to the costume challenge!
12 Apr, 2021 13:41

Really appreciated your stats throughout the challenge Satrium ^^ It really kept me going and was the cause of the friendly competition with Amélie :p   And you actually made it into a very pretty article! And of course thanks for the mention there ^^

Feel free to check out my costume entry. :)
12 Apr, 2021 15:37

This is so cool! I love the detailed summary! :D

Emy x   Welcome to Etrea!
Sage eccbooks
E. Christopher Clark
15 Apr, 2021 11:51

This is just amazing Thank you for doing it.

Don’t miss my Costume Challenge article: The Armor of Apathy
15 Apr, 2021 20:24

I really like this way of presenting challenge articles. The word maps and article classifications are cool bits of information - it's interesting to see the parallels between articles as a sort of measure of where our collective minds are at when we're working on these projects.   Minor note: Penrose Fescue is more of a grass than it is a flower for most of its life cycle.

15 Apr, 2021 20:44

Thank you! I thought this information was quite interesting, so I shared it. Changed your Penrose Fescue to a grass. Apparently my program just went "Penrose, yeah has to be a flower."

Sage Dylonishere123
R. Dylon Elder
16 Apr, 2021 20:49

This shows some dedication. Like wow man. Great work putting this together and good on you for providing it. Thanks!

16 Apr, 2021 21:00

I should add an "official" comment on the article page. Thanks for all your work Satrium, keeping us up to date during the challenge and then going through the effort of making this amazing page XD I love all those stats!

19 Apr, 2021 15:11

Wow, thank you for your effort putting into this work, that's amazing! I want to mention, that my Earth Digger Cap is not a shroom, it is a herbaceous plant :)

27 Apr, 2021 15:57

wow! This is truly amazing. Not just the stats, but the sheer organization of the data---I love being able to look things up so easily through this page.   THANK YOU!!

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