Math proves my inevitable victory

Now, you may have noticed that Julie James and I have had a friendly partnership in DA BWAHA–I help her get votes, she helps me get votes. It was nice while it lasted. But now we’re forced into head-to-head competition, in this the final round of DA BWAHA.

(Someone tell me: How did I get into the final round of DA BWAHA? Oh–it’s because you all voted for me! Thank you!)

Now, I have to admit to some trepidation about this particular opponent. Not only is Julie James nice, and not only is her book funny and smart and sexy all at once, but gosh darn it, she is a machine. Let me give you some idea of how machine like she is. She won Round 1 by 500 votes, Round 2 by 280 votes, Round 3 by 410 votes, Round 4 by 251 votes, and Round 5 by 123 votes. I stand in awe–those are some seriously impressive vote tallies.

Let me give you some idea of how not-machine like I am. I squeaked by a win in Round 1 by 3 votes. I managed to get Round 2 to 113 votes. Round 3 was another squeaker–18 votes total–and Round 4 I won by 113 votes. Round 5 was 21. In other words, my best winning margin is less than Julie James’s worst winning margin.

Humph. Most people will say that things look grim for our hero. (That’s me, in case you’re wondering.) But why be deterred by ordinary things like facts, when I can prove that I will win by mathematics?

Behold and weep! These are my win margins:

You see? How else can you explain this data, except with some sinusoidal function? It must be!

Now let’s take a look at Julie James’s winning margins:

Holy cow! What looked like rampant winning is actually a trend that will end in loss and gnashing of teeth!

Take a look at what they look like together:

Come on, guys. Can you argue with math? Really, can you?

Okay. Maybe you can. But would you want to? If basic math fails us, the sun won’t shine, the earth won’t spin, and e-books will be priced higher than the paper version. A vote for Courtney Milan’s Trial by Desire is a vote for the inevitable order of the universe as we know it. A vote for Julie James’s Something About You is a vote for chaos and economic destruction. Vote for Julie James if you don’t like gravity.

Otherwise, vote for math, happiness, and Courtney Milan.

Vote here:

P.S. This entry is 100% totally completely serious, and I mean it. Really. I mean, who scoffs at math?

12 thoughts on “Math proves my inevitable victory

  1. As a math teacher I can’t argue with your logic. However, I am reminded of a quote often attributed to Mark Twain regarding statistics…

    Never-the-less, you’ll get my vote and I wish you the best of luck.

  2. Math Geeks Rule! And so does Trial by Desire. I just voted and besides it’s the American way to cheer for the underdog 🙂 I hope you win, but if you don’t Trial is still a hella good book!

  3. I’ve voted for both of you so far, and I feel bad for Julie, but I just had to vote for you. Good luck!

  4. Well, if you have math on your side, your victory’s a forgone conclusion. I’m not all that keen on gravity, but I am extremely keen on TBD, so it’s got my vote.

    Can you give us some lawyerly trash talk? Something with “tort” in it?

  5. So…I’ve used two different computers to vote for you both. Math says that I’ve cancelled my votes out — but I have to express my heartfelt love for both of your books someway!

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