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So-o-o. The Fanfiction Contest.
As you may or may not have noticed, geruhjima, (formerly Toastmish) co-founder (along with me) and former mod of this community quit recently, citing lack of interest and time. Annnd...that sort of messed up my plan for how the Fanfiction Contest entries were to be judged--I was planning for us to handle it as we did our first one, that is, deciding the outcome ourselves. But, uh...that's not so doable now.
That's generally why it's been so long since the deadline without an update on this whole shebang--I've been trying to work it out, but she has a summer job and it's just not going to work out.
I don't really feel comfortable deciding who wins and loses on my own--I dunno, it doesn't feel right to me. So I've come up with this plan--to judge the entries, how about I post the fics WITHOUT saying who wrote them, and you, the members, vote for the winner(s) in screened comments? My one reservation is this--when I wrote the rules, I didn't do so thinking Toastmish would quit, so I allowed the entrants to post their fics elsewhere...thus, some people may already know who wrote which fics.
I really don't like that, but I'm not sure what other choice I have. Entrants, would you be completely horrified if I ended up having to do that? I know it's not ideal, but I'm not sure what else to do.
I lied--I have another reservation. I worry that I won't GET ENOUGH VOTES *ahem*. But I have a lot of faith in you guys and I think you'd help me out.
Anyway. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD COMMENT ON THIS ENTRY WITH YOUR THOUGHTS. I really have to know them, especially those unhappy with this decision--I need all views before I decide to put this plan into action.