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31 December 2012 @ 11:20 pm
Thank you!  
So that's that. The final year done.

Thank you to all of the participants who came through for us, and especially to those of you who filled in for those who either disappeared or had to drop out - amorette, raitala, dysonrules, oldenuf2nb, jad, and stellamoon.

This was an especially challenging year for several reasons, but all of you who were affected were wonderfully flexible, and for that I cannot thank you enough. You know who you are.

Reveals will be on January 14th. Please use this two weeks when everyone is still anonymous to catch up on reading and commenting now that the holidays are over!

Cheers - and have a happy and safe New Year!

taradiane and dysonrules
Feline: >_<pierian on January 1st, 2013 04:30 am (UTC)
My heaaaaaaart. But forget that for now.

Can we all give a warm, loud round of applause for just taradiane and dysonrules? A standing ovation would be ok, too.

(Naturally, our dear writers and artists should get recognition as well. That's what the comment boards are for :) Now I will skive off for the night and drown in champagne.)

Edited at 2013-01-01 04:58 am (UTC)
Cheryl Dyson: Defaultdysonrules on January 1st, 2013 03:49 pm (UTC)
*steals your champagne*

Oshun: Harry Draco Kissheartofoshun on January 1st, 2013 04:30 am (UTC)
Thanks to all of you. It was beautifully handled and moderated and, yes, I am still reading and loving having such a delicious backlog of H/D stories to read.
Geneva2010: B&W Teasegeneva2010 on January 1st, 2013 04:36 am (UTC)
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you, but especially to our dear mods.
oakstone730: pic#118166040oakstone730 on January 1st, 2013 04:45 am (UTC)
It was a tremendous fest! So many wonderful stories & art. Many thanks to the mods, authors, artists and pinch hitters!
romaine24: WinterFairyromaine24 on January 1st, 2013 05:03 am (UTC)
“The long game was ended, the Snitch had been caught, it was time to leave the air..” JKR Deathly Hallows

Congratulations Mods for a wonderful run. I'm not sure how we can all thank you for the years of dedication. hd_holidays will be missed but you leave us with a wonderful library of beautiful fics and art.

Cheers and I'm sure you'll be enjoying your holidays........next year. :)
Chesty la Rue: heart hughogwartshoney on January 1st, 2013 05:07 am (UTC)
Beloved Mods.... you are MADE of awesomeness. Thank you from the bottom of my slashy heart for the years of H/D delight. You've done yeoman's service to the ship and I doubt there'll ever be another fest as good as this one.
sapphire17: Drarrysweething10 on January 1st, 2013 05:34 am (UTC)
Thank you to everyone involved in making this a great final year!
pir8fancier on January 1st, 2013 08:09 am (UTC)
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your amazing effort on our behalf!
没有你日子很黑白: [HP] h/d foreverpapered on January 1st, 2013 09:43 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for everything you guys have done. ♥ hd_hols has become a holiday tradition for me over the years, and I feel like I can't quite put into words how glad I am for all the work the mods have put into this to make it happen. ♥ I am grateful in so many ways. Happy New Year.
cassie_black: created by <lj user=the_muppet>cassie_black12 on January 1st, 2013 10:09 am (UTC)
I'm still in denial about this being the end!! But thank you for another wonderful year ♥
ativanian: pic#68351734ativanian on January 3rd, 2013 10:43 pm (UTC)
I second this wholeheartedly!
helendarrow: pic#114451743phoebe14326 on January 1st, 2013 10:38 am (UTC)
i'm so sad it's over :( thank you for all these years. and i hope you're not gonna delete hd_holidays journal. it has been source for many great drarry fic. and thank you to all wonderful authors :)
omi_ohmy: Winter branchesomi_ohmy on January 1st, 2013 12:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for all the hard work (and sorry for the moments I was a pain). Taking part in the last Hols has been fantastic, and I will definitely be taking the next two weeks to finish reading all the fics and leaving heaps of comments. A spectacular end to a grand tradition: thank you for all you've put into making the Hols so great, this year and years past.
Meri: HP - Dracomeri_oddities on January 1st, 2013 03:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks you all so much for your efforts with this fest. I've read it for years, and will miss it. You've all done such a terrific job.
Dracones: pic#110756290dracones on January 1st, 2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
This is my favorite fest ever ever. I can't believe it's ending. *wails*

but that aside, thank you to the mods, writers and artists who made this fest (this round and all the others) the awesomesauce that it is. You guys all did a great job :D
vampyreraynevampyrerayne on January 1st, 2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited waiting for reveals! This is my first exchange-fest (and only my second fest ever; I did a pinch-hit for Smoochfest this past year as my first one) and I must admit that I was SO nervous. I ended up loving not only the piece I wrote (which turned out better than I'd hoped and was SO well received) but also my present, which I was nervous about as well because no one has ever written me a fic before. But it was AMAZING and SO PERFECT and I cannot WAIT to properly thank the lovely, wonderful, amazing person who wrote it for me and added art! <3

And I also can't wait to be able to reply to the comments on the one I gave! I think that's the hardest part of being Anon for me; I can't reply to comments yet! It's killing me, because I want to just squish everyone who enjoyed it. ^_^

And I'd like to take the time to thank our lovely Mods, who were sweet enough to grant me an extension that I (thankfully and through the power of staying up all night the day before submissions were due) ended up not needing. You ladies run the BEST fest; it's one everyone knows and loves and I know I'm not alone in saying we're SO grateful for the years of hard work and dedication you've put into it. And as sad as I am that this is the final year, I'm also SO thrilled that I got to be a part of it. You've made the entire process enjoyable, fun, and exciting and I ended up having a delightful Holiday Season because of it.

So thank you, to our Mods, to the other Authors and the Artists who have produced so much wonderful stuff (this year and in previous years), and to the readers, who enjoy the work and make the days after our works go up so lovely by commenting and fangirling at us! <3