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Guessing poll! And some other stuff....

Well, folks, tis all over now. I hope you've all taken your hangover potion and are functioning at somewhat human levels today. I see that some of you are still
making your way out of the bunk that was set up at the discovery of the final bit of artwork...

Before I get to the guessing poll, I have a few people that I'd like to embarrass. And no I'm not cutting this because I want their names out for all to see as they scroll their friends page...


  • phoenixacid went clear back to 2006 and updated all the tags - I was terribly lax at this task the last two years, and she cleaned up my mess and added links on the comm page for each round's masterlist. How much of a gem is she??? All sparkly and shiny and princess-cut...


  • dysonrules, bryoneybrynn, and byaghro for being awesome co-mods and handing me tissues when I wanted to sob and cry over...various things. *cough* dysonrules did an amazing job reading entries as they came in just as fast as her brain would allow and managed re-assignments as needed; bryoneybrynn did the arduous task of not only pairing people up but also doing the schedule - two things I also loathe (dude, why am I even a mod??) - and also reading/re-assigning. And byaghro also read entries and offered great support when things didn't run smoothly.


  • To our pinch-hitters...you are made of sweetness and light and magical fairy dust follows you wherever you go. frayach, blamebrampton, phoenixacid, winnett, lomonaaeren, calembours, bootsy_minequimvaa, _aurora_sky_snarkyscorp, dysonrules, bryoneybrynn ...you must know that fests would fail and go down in flames were in not for folks like you who step up when others cannot meet their obligation. As you can see from the long list, some of whom also completed their original assignment and therefore did two pieces this year, we mods had a challenging few months.


Myself, dysonrules, bryoneybrynn, and byaghro appreciate fandom's continued participation and enthusiasm for this fest. Obviously there'd be zero fest without readers and folks signing up to make the boys do naughty/cruel/hilarious/depressing/illegal/even more naughty/dastardly things each year.

Harry and Draco, we commend you for your tireless efforts for us all, and we're terribly sorry about all the chafing but here's some lovely cream, I'm sure you'll have no problem assisting each other with a bit of a rubdown...please give us a detailed report of said rubdown when you are finished pleaseandthankyou.



I am going to decide over the next several months as to whether or not the fest will continue. This year, we had record high drop outs and reqeusts for extensions, many leading into mid/late December, and I'll be brutally honest and tell you that this was not a fun year for any of the mods. We do understand that things happen, but when it happens to 60+ out of 80+ participants...well, you do the math. We gave folks more time than ever before (assignments sent August 7th) to get their work done, but I know that a fair bit of them didn't start until just a couple of weeks prior to their due date. Less than 1/4 of participants met their deadline. As my mind works out the whys and wherefores of the high number of participants who struggled to meet what was sometimes their 5th deadline extension, and looking at the trending of prior years, I do not know where this fest will or can go.

People will be excited next summer, right around sign-up time, when the final movie comes out, but I worry that the enthusiasm will fade quickly and we're left with a very rough November/December as we try to get submissions in on time and track people down. There is so much work that goes on behind the scenes, uploading the longer fics/art being a major part of that (and I am the only one who does so as I own the hdhols domain). There were far too many 1am/2am late nights where I was getting things ready to go up at 8am the next morning because we'd only just received it. Every entry has to be checked to make sure html tags are closed, that the formatting isn't wonky because of whatever word processing program a person used (note: Word 2003 needs to DIAF - you'd be surprised how many people still use it), etc.

In short, this year was exhausting even with the addition of another co-mod, and I'm just not sure if I'll be up for it again next December. And it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if the fest ended ON THIS AMAZING NOTE.


Alright, that part's over with. NOW GUESS THE AUTHORS AND ARTISTS UNDER THE CUT!! faithwood lovingly put this together for you, and she's even included a list of all participants at the end for you to peruse and assist with your clever detective work.



Poll #1662967 Guessing Poll

Who wrote Help for lokeloke?

Who wrote The Altar for frayach?




Participants list:

_aurora_sky_
a_execution
acromantular
alaana_fair
alisanne
amightypenguin
arineat
auntpurl
aycelcus
blamebrampton
bootsy_mine
bryoneybrynn
cassie_black12
chemical_haven
chibitoaster
citrus_lime
coffeejunkii
crimson_stained
cutecoati
dirty_darella
dm_p
dragenphly
dysonrules
eanelinea77
emmagrant01
enchanted_jae
ennyousai
faithwood
femmequixotic
fireelemental79
fireflavored
florahart
frayach
grey_hunter
hereticalvision
katerina_black
leela_cat
leo_draconis
literaryspell
lokeloke
lomonaaeren
marguerite_26
megyal
melusinahp
mijeli
mindabbles
misterwalnut
moonlitdark
musamihi
naturegirlrocks
nicevenn
noeon
nursedarry
okydoky
oldenuf2nb
pennswoods
phoenixacid
pink_mint
plotting_pen
quimvaa
red_rahl
reira_21
rickey_a
calembours
rurounihime
sassy_cissa
scarletladyy
sesheta_66
scarletscarlet
snarkyscorp
snegurochka_lee
soul_bound_8686
spark_of_chaos
star_sailor13
sugareey
taradiane
tealeaf523
teya_yashitoda
themostepotente
thilia
tigersilver
treacle_tartlet
winnett


Cheers, ya'll. See you on the 16th for reveals!
taradiane
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