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Viv
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We probably all need to take a breath. MEFA rolled in on the demise of Mithril, which probably rolled in on the demise of something else. This fandom has been around a long time. It isn't going anywhere.

And I get it that awards are nice as recommended reading lists and bits-n-bobs that make writers feel better about all the time they've spent in this labor, but frankly, after watching how several of these competitions have just torn folks apart, I'm not sure writing, reading, or fangirling are meant to be competitive sports.

/rant Smile
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NeumeIndil



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya'll? MEFA is gone. We can't change the past. We can't make people "be nice". We can only try to make the next part better. That's it.

I think it's time for some advice from Jimmy Buffett: "Breathe in, breathe out, move on."

I don't know squat about "You Get a Cookie" other than Zhie is involved, but the "Tales of Middle Earth Awards" are allowing all adult and installing as many "Adult Lies Here" warnings as possible, so those who don't want to risk reading about sex and violence won't have to, while those of us that don't mind it have the chance as part of the same fandom.

If you want to help with the decision making, we're in a group on Live Journal:

http://tome-awards.livejournal.com/

An official communique is on the way (once I make a list of who I need to send it to) with more details. It'll be posted in a different thread here on OSA since the MEFA are closed.

Now then, I've got ice, a blender, and all kinds of fruit. Who's for a frozen margarita and who wants pina collada?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Viv wrote:

And I get it that awards are nice as recommended reading lists and bits-n-bobs that make writers feel better about all the time they've spent in this labor, but frankly, after watching how several of these competitions have just torn folks apart, I'm not sure writing, reading, or fangirling are meant to be competitive sports.

/rant Smile


This. If it ain't fun, it ain't working.

And I will take a Margarita!

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NeumeIndil



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vladazhael wrote:
And I will take a Margarita!


*looks around*

Who stole the farking blender lid? Confused

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You get a cookie will be based on fic recommendations - of all ratings, genres and styles - over a period of time. You can not self-nominate, someone else nominates and then reviewing begins. There will be standard groupings - best romance, best pairing, best this or that and then there will be seasonal awards.... best tentacle story (yes, that is a current toss up) best awkward/embarrassing sex scene. Zhie MIGHT have a conniption if you nominate Glorfindel/Balrog. That's just Zhie...

http://tolkienawards.com/

http://tolkienawards.livejournal.com/

The actual forum is being set up and is currently in beta stages and information will be forth coming. I have a link for it, but I'm not sure if it's open to the public yet. It's my understanding it will be up and running by October???

If something BETTER rises from the ashes - something that doesn't blatantly discriminate just 'cuz, good. Great. Let's have a party. Really. I'm all for Eomer jumping naked from a cake.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeumeIndil wrote:
vladazhael wrote:
And I will take a Margarita!


*looks around*

Who stole the farking blender lid? Confused


use a coffee cup saucer. They work beautifully. I'll take a strawberry daiquiri.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah. Up to date site... Nominations start in October.

http://ugetacookie.com/

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NeumeIndil



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. Smile Will we get official announcements here too?


So that's a margarita and a strawberry daiquiri...

how are we out of rum already? Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeppers and I've pinged Zhie about schtuff as well. I've not been keeping up to date the last week because of real life (job hunt) and rabid nasty bunnies.

But I don't think anyone will complain about nasty rabid bunnies. Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZeeDrippyVessel wrote:
Ah. Up to date site... Nominations start in October.

http://ugetacookie.com/


*noms on cookies* Zee told me to get my butt over here. XD I am happy to answer any and all cookie-related questions.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeumeIndil wrote:

So that's a margarita and a strawberry daiquiri...

how are we out of rum already? Shocked


But why is the rum gone???

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vladazhael wrote:
NeumeIndil wrote:

So that's a margarita and a strawberry daiquiri...

how are we out of rum already? Shocked


But why is the rum gone???


BINKA!!!!!? Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeumeIndil wrote:
BINKA!!!!!? Wink

What... Angel

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RobinKa wrote:
IMHO the new rules were unfair and further censored what might be perfectly acceptable otherwise. And if someone tells me 'my way or the highway' I choose the highway.


You're such a rebel Cool

I'm with Viv. Smexapalooza, no place finishes, but everyone gets a year's supply of Astroglide for participating.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghetto! It's a party now ... Drunk

Gee, turn on the blender and folks come out of the woodwork ...

And make mine a 'rita, please - rocks and salt (although lately I've been into the Moscow Mule).

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