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17th-Oct-2006 01:42 am
Thank you all for playing, guys, and I hope you've gotten as much of a kick out of these stories as I have.

I awarded the prizes through a highly scientific method: for each prize, I put all the names in a hat and pulled them out one by one until I got one that could win the prize (if the prize was fandom-specific), and I started out with the fandom-specific ones to clear the field some. Uh, except with the wiseguy prizes, when it got down to me or hafital for X's artwork, I made terrio flip a coin for me instead. *g*

The prize winners!
  • pomkeygeekange won cincodemayogirl's offer of custom icons in Hitchhiker's Guide
  • aka_arduinna won lamardeuse's offer of icons in I Spy
  • frostfire_17 won my offer of a Wiseguy vid
  • hafital won mutecornett's offer of Wiseguy hand-drawn icon & troyswann's offer of Wiseguy custom icon
  • I won X's art! I won X's art! *coughs*
  • urb_banal, who wrote ST:VOY, won my offer of custom icon in any fandom
  • gryphonrhi, who wrote Forever Knight, won lim's offer of custom icons
  • lastscorpion, who totally overachieved by writing House, FK, Bewitched, XF, Quincy, and Northern Exposure all in the same story, won quoshara's offer of a manip in any fandom -- guys, I am going to let you two work out which one! *g*
  • ...and foreverdirt, who wrote Hitchhikers, won digitalwave's offer of a manip in any fandom.

If you won or offered one of the prizes, please drop a comment to each other either on the story the winner posted or here on the post where the prizes were offered. And please post the prizes here in the comm, too, for all to see and enjoy!

(FYI -- no worries if RL has intervened, especially with the extra time the challenge was left open, and you can't do a prize you offered; as with the stories, this is meant to be low-stress and fun.)

Now, there were no stories written in some of the awesome fandoms where prizes were offered, sadly -- Babylon 5! Avengers! Trek! -- but I am sure all of us here would still love to see the art, so hey, if no one got awarded your prize, please post the icons/fanart/vidlets here anyway! And if you didn't put up a prize at the time, but you are inspired by one of the awesome stories posted for the challenge, especially ones we got for fandoms where no prizes were offered like Prey, Addams Family, and M*A*S*H (there, now stop glaring at me, cesperanza!), please by all means post art/icons/anything exciting you think of to contribute to the general happy nostalgic glow.

I am going to give it say another month for people to make the prizes and any other contributions, and then I will put together an e-zine of all the stories and all the art/icons/vids together in a shiny package with a permanent online home. :D

And also -- I wanted a close date for the challenge to award the prizes, but I figure there is no need to close down the community, because I know some of you didn't get to finish, and anyway all of these fandoms need and deserve more love, so have at 'em! Any stories that are posted before I make the e-zine will go into it, but even after that, the lovely tags feature should still make stories easy to find by fandom.

17th-Oct-2006 05:57 am (UTC)
*glare* *mutter* ...see what I get for thinking outside the box...grrr...
17th-Oct-2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
I'd be happy to make some Mash icons - or story banner, or both :-) get in touch and let me know what you'd like!

:-) xx
18th-Oct-2006 03:35 am (UTC)
*looks at you gratefully!* I would love a MASH icon! Trapper's my babydoll, Hawkeye/Trapper my pairing!! And I wouldn't say no to any art you wanted to make either!! if you were moved! Though I understand that life is time-consuming and there's lots going on! But--eee. *g*
17th-Oct-2006 06:00 am (UTC)
Congrats to all the winners, and yay for letting us still post. I hope to do so shortly, having been waylaid by getting ready for and attending Winchestercon.

That begs the question, though, does con attendance as an excuse count as real life ;)?
17th-Oct-2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
Yay! And I don't know if it counts as real life, but it counts as a pretty good excuse. ;-)
20th-Oct-2006 12:57 am (UTC)
This was so fun! Thank you very much for putting it all together! (And thanks for the prize! Yay!)
15th-Feb-2007 04:18 am (UTC)
Could you add a tag for the fandom Nero Wolfe? I just posted and I couldn't tag fully.
15th-Feb-2007 04:26 am (UTC)
Done and tagged!
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