I think I've just been hit with fall fever. I thought you only get spring fever, though? Hm. Must be fall delirium, then. Anyway, please read this, as it will have important changes.
I haven't exactly cleared this up with lainay yet, but the days it operates for her don't really change much, so hopefully she won't spring out and kill me for this. The new schedule follows as:
The competition starts on Friday at 6PM EST.
The competition runs from that Friday, over the weekend, over the week, and then ends the next Sunday, probably around 6PMEST. So that's nine days to get your icons in. AND you have almost two complete weekends to make them. Sound good?
The voting starts on Sunday, around 6PMEST.
The voting ends on Friday, around 6PMEST. It almost seems ridiculous to have voting run that long, but at the same time, it'd be awkward to have a competition start on a Wednesday or something. Also, some people have issues with the concept of time...
We Need a Back-Up Mod
As you've all seen, we've had some really big issues with my computer dying, and lainay conveniently being really busy at that moment. And since I can never be too sure if that'll happen again, having someone to back us up would be really nice. So, to apply:
1. Ever been a mod before? Not required, but it would be really helpful.
2. Are you available at the allotted times to do theme-posting, voting, tally the votes, etc? (And, yes, if a theme post is the thing that's needed, you can choose the theme. ^^)
3. I think that basically everybody here has the basic idea on how to run an icontest, either from experience or from being around one for a while. Make sure you do (i.e.: knowing when to screen the comments).
4. That's it, but being a bit random would help, nee? ^^
To Banner Makers
I think we're basically caught up on banner making, but maki_san, how are you coming on week 50, week 48, and week 46? I don't remember seeing banners for those. =/ I know you're busy, so if you want I'll do banners those weeks for you. ^^ If you've already made some, though, could you give those to me? XD
And isghest and kumagorou_beam, do you two know if you happen to be missing any weeks? I don't really remember seeing any, but I was just quickly searching. If you are, it's the same with maki_san: I'll be happy to help. ^^
And do you think it'd lighten your loads at all if I joined the banner making team again? If so, four banner makers is crazy, so maybe writing out a schedule for that would maker it easier to follow. XD
We've been lacking in awesome ideas these days. So, PLEASE suggest some themes. They don't have to be random. They can be things that you as in an individual make icons of. Specific people, even. Heck, a lot of you share the same interests, so I don't think that'd be much of a problem. Anything would help. Just think about what you'd want to make icons of.
Pimp us? ;_;
We promise to be cooler, but we've been so lacking on members lately. O_O; We're lucky to get in just enough icons. ;___; We have so many members, but we get barely any entries. Could you all help us with getting members? If so, YOU CAN CHOOSE THE THEME! *__* OF ANYTHING! (Hahaaaa, see how that actually helps us doubley? Woo yes.) But, yeah, any help would be... helpful.
And finally, a HUGE thank-you to all of you that have entered and voted all of these weeks! Seriously, there are about ten of you I can think of off of the top of my head who have entered really consistantly. ^^ Thank you all so much! If I ever win like the Nobel Peace Prize or something, I'll so thank you in my speech. XD But seriously, you guys rock. lainay and I appreciate you all, because without you, random_awards would be just us, and that would be lame. ;____; YAAAY!
Okay, I think I'm done. ^^