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Star Wars Weekend~ 
28th-Nov-2010 11:59 pm
alfred hand-on-face
Been hanging out, doing very little, watching some of the old Star Wars movies on Spike. Despite the annoying commercials, it's been fun. The originals still hold up, although they don't have Ewan as Obi-Wan or Liam as Qui-Gon or Hayden as Anakin . . . maybe that's why I spent more time on the newer trilogy, hehe.

I'm still enjoying The Walking Dead, but it's not nearly as compelling. I guess we can't expect every episode to have the same intensity as the first two. Whew. But it's easy to get annoyed at the human drama. We need these characters to pull together . . . and I need fewer looong, lingering closeups of people saying goodbye to their soon-to-be-zombie loved ones.

I got three votes for and one against this Challenge in my Last Author Standing community. This was another Jacob-centric story, which has turned out to be my favorite subject matter, surprisingly enough. It's hard to believe I've now been participating for more than three months, and there's really no end in sight. I'd say there are at least two or three Challenges to go (I always want to call them Rounds, as opposed to Challenges). I pretty much know the top writers by now, even recognizing their work. I could make a prediction on who's going to win, but I won't.

I hope all my American friends had a fabulous Thanksgiving, and I hope everyone else is staying warm and healthy. I have to say I'm looking forward to the end of 2010. Overall it's been a pretty sucky year.



Comments 
2nd-Dec-2010 01:21 am (UTC)
LOL

Once they are all up and running -- 23 actually.

Plus all the suggested ones that some look REALLY tempting, lol.

My only regret is I haven't ever figured out a way so I can participate as well, lol.

LOL!! I have excel spreadsheets with lists of email addresses/usernames/skips/story titles/FOR votes/AGAINST votes/TOTAL votes, and then if they skipped/entered every challenge --- all of this for EVERY comm :)

Then I have another excel spreadsheet with the # of points everyone has for voting.

Then I have various folders in my private email set up with rules so the different types of emails go directly into it :)
2nd-Dec-2010 01:34 am (UTC)
My only regret is I haven't ever figured out a way so I can participate as well, lol.

Oh yeaa. That would be difficult. You probably could participate, like mods do in icontest communities. You probably just can't vote.
Or it might just make things more complicated.

WOW that AMAZING. Nice and organized.
2nd-Dec-2010 01:38 am (UTC)
You probably just can't vote.

Well, it's possible to vote because I'd have no idea how others are going to vote and of course, just like other writers, I couldn't vote for myself :)

I rarely vote anyway, even I were to participate, because unless I am STRONGLY moved by a piece I feel its unfair to vote *shrugs*

If I were ever to participate, I'd probably make an alias LJ account not connected to my own to lessen any flack, so to speak.

WOW that AMAZING. Nice and organized.

LOL, you should have seen the way I ran them to begin with when I first started whoverse_las and trueblood_las (the first two I ever had) -- a total mess and the process of everything took me an extra 1-3 hrs, lol.

Edited at 2010-12-02 01:38 am (UTC)
2nd-Dec-2010 03:07 am (UTC)
Well, it's possible to vote because I'd have no idea how others are going to vote and of course, just like other writers, I couldn't vote for myself :)


Oh. So you don't look at the votes till it is time to tally them?

- a total mess and the process of everything took me an extra 1-3 hrs, lol.
OMG What a headache.
2nd-Dec-2010 03:23 am (UTC)
Oh. So you don't look at the votes till it is time to tally them?

Sometimes I don't. Other times I go as far as reading over the reasons to make sure there are no invalid ones (if so, I reply so they know to change/add/whatever the votes) and write down who voted (for the points spreadsheet) but I never really read the titles of what they are voting FOR or AGAINST and even when I do --- I run 23 comms --- can you imagine me actually REMEMBERING what they were like 10 minutes after reading it? LOL. Besides, I'd NEVER cheat like that (or any other way obviously) :)

OMG What a headache.

OMG! You have NO idea. It was HORRIBLE but over the months (it's been almost 6 months now... 7 if you add the time there was sign-ups for before the first comm's first round EVER started) I've "live and learned" and changed the way I do things, become a hellva lot more organized and such :) Always finding new and easier ways to do things which is good :)

Like making the lasupdates comm has helped A LOT! Less pages to keep up with (like 1 sign up for form PER comm, 1 questions form PER comm, 1 skips request form PER comm, ETC) and now it's all in one place and together.

:) Makes things SO much easier!
2nd-Dec-2010 04:52 am (UTC)
I run 23 comms --- can you imagine me actually REMEMBERING what they were like 10 minutes after reading it? LOL.
No.

Heck, I forget the title of the ones I voted for 10 minutes after I voted. LOL

It is all trial and error. :)

2nd-Dec-2010 04:40 am (UTC)
and ... HOLY CRAP! I just got a HUGE email with LAS suggestions someone wanted added that I just added to the LAS suggestion page .. wow, it's big - LOL! with some interesting ideas .... I wonder what people will think of them.
2nd-Dec-2010 04:50 am (UTC)
LOL, I'll take a look.
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