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07 November 2008 @ 10:44 am
So yesterday I went and spent some time at my sister's house, my eldest nephew's not well right now so he was off school, talked a little, hashed out some things, went home to my own house and went to bed. It was about 7pm or something, I know it was early. I didn't sleep very well, I didn't write anything, I ended up reading a couple of Pratchett books that I know inside and out, and I feel... not so down. Not better or anything, but not so down.

So that's good.

I have to head into the next town in an hour to sign on and I forgot to lift my wallet when I left the house to come to the library so I have to go back home first (which wouldn't be a problem except I have to walk past the train station to get home and then walk back, thereby looking like a prat.) And my mp3 player has finally bitten the dust. I guess it's not so bad given that it was a tenner three or four years ago. But with it gone and my CD player skipping all the time (probably needs the lens cleaned or something) it means I am completely tuneless for most of today (it takes about ten to fifteen minutes to sign on and then fifty minutes to wait for the train home).

I'm starting to get concerned that there's been no nominations at all in either awards site. I know the forms working because I've run a few tests on both of them. Is it worth running them if there's no interest?

Realistically I have nothing really to say right now, I'm just typing this to justify my coming into the library. Oh, and I'm still really behind on my flist - not seen any eps of the shows we all watch yet - so please let me know what's going on in your lives?

(Congrats to emeraldswan and family by the way! I've already said it, but I love you honey - *big hugs*)
tessarintessarin on November 7th, 2008 11:11 am (UTC)
I may have a rummage round to see if I can find things to nominate for WKA. There does seem to have been a marked decline recently though.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: xander//happy place - emeraldswanwhiskyinmind on November 7th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Thank you! There are some carried over from the aborted previous round, but there are way too many categories with nothing in them.
tessarintessarin on November 8th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
Nominated a few although a couple are awaiting final chapters so I also put them in the unfinished.

tessarintessarin on November 9th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
I think I may have used the old form on the temp googlepages site which is the link in your LJ. Have repeated the process on the 2008 wka site and think I have them all let me know if I've missed any think it's about 6/7.
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//jensen adorkable - mewhiskyinmind on November 7th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
You had a birthday? Really?


Had I forgotten to say that I'm hoping to come? I could have sworn I'd commented on your LJ about it.
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on November 8th, 2008 10:50 am (UTC)
Could have sworn I'd told you when my JSA was paid in that I'd be able to come. Hopefully D passed on the message last night anyway.
bitterbird on November 7th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
I shall dig through my memories to see if I can help

not much new with me really
hope things pic up for you hon
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//rl j2 hugs - lidiwhiskyinmind on November 7th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)

That would be awesome sweetie - thank you!
looking happily deranged: SPN - a little crazybellatemple on November 7th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
How much have you been publicizing the sites? I've only seen mention of them on your journal alone, which, while certainly well-read, especially for website news, is perhaps not the wide-set audience you really need for a successful awards run?

I'd nominate, but, well, as a judge, I see it as a bit of a conflict of interest.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on November 8th, 2008 11:32 am (UTC)
I pimped out S&B yesterday on a couple of comms and it led to a bunch of nominations. I think the best thing to do next would be to try to affiliate with other sites as well and just keep mentioning it everywhere and anywhere to get the interest up.

I will be doing the same for WKA on Monday I think - I hope!

There's a category you can nominate in because you won't be judging it... congrats!
looking happily derangedbellatemple on November 8th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
. . . It took me far too long to figure out what you were talking about.

But, well . . . that's even a category I probably could nominate a fair number of fics in.
velvetwhipvelvetwhip on November 7th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you got some things hashed out.

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on November 8th, 2008 11:32 am (UTC)
I sometimes lose perspective of things and talking them out really did help the other day. Even if it was with my sister. *g*
(no subject) - emeraldswan on November 8th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: willow/xander//embrace (pack) - mewhiskyinmind on November 8th, 2008 11:33 am (UTC)
frogfarm on November 8th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
I looked through my bookmarks on delicious and only found two Xanders, one of which was a drabble. I would nominate Liz Marcs' "The Last Tin Soldier" for something, but she still hasn't posted the final chapter. I'll keep looking...
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: xander belong - mewhiskyinmind on November 8th, 2008 11:34 am (UTC)
There's been a real dearth of good Xander fics lately, it's a really sad state of affairs it has to be said!

(There's always the unfinished category... *g*)
frogfarm on November 8th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Point taken -- fic nominated! nom nom nom...