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Title: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: julilly on October 28, 2012, 02:18:09 PM
It's time once again to nominate your favourites for the Felix Awards 2012!

Please read this carefully...

The nomination period will last for one month. You have until November 30, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to send in your noms by filling out the following form: http://absolutechaos.net/felixawards/2012noms.html.

In order for a category to make it through the nomination round it must have at least three (3) nominees to a maximum of (10) ten.
 
YOU MAY NOT NOMINATE YOURSELF!

Like last year, you will be able to nominate for two different types of genre-based awards; story and author. (They don't have to be the same person, you can choose a story by one person and still say overall your fav author in that genre is someone else.)

Lastly, take a look at the winners from the past four years before you nominate a story. If an author has already won an award in that category for the same fic, they cannot be nominated again. You can only win one time in one category.

For example... a nomination form might look like this:
Action/Adventure
Fic: Action Jackson takes Manhatten by Gidget (www.thisisthel inktothestory .com)
Author: MarlaMay (www.marlamaysp rofilepage .com)


NOMINATE A STORY AND/OR AUTHOR IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

Action/Adventure
Fic:
Author:

Alternate Universe
Fic:
Author:

Drama/Angst
Fic:
Author:

Comedy/Dramedy
Fic:
Author:

Fantasy/Supernatural/Sci-Fi
Fic:
Author:

Romance
Fic:
Author:

Thriller/Suspense
Fic:
Author:

Short
Fic:
Author:

Collaboration
Fic:
Authors:

Most creative
Fic:
Author:

Best text summary
Fic:

Best visual summary (banner)
Fic:


If you missed it, go here (http://absolutechaos.net/felixawards/2012noms.html) to fill out the nomination form!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on October 28, 2012, 02:54:22 PM
And once again, here is a list of stories you MAY NOT nominate because they have already won their chosen category. You can nominate those stories for another category as long as they fit but the ballot will be tossed out if a story is nominated and has already won. Please take a minute and read this before you nominate so Julilly and I won't have to go through these ballots and discard things!

Thanks!!

Action/Adventure:
Hawk and a Handsaw by Julilly
In the Shadows by Starbeamz and Honey
Ground Zero by Chaos
Whatever The Night May Bring by Mare




Alternate Universe
Song for the Undead by RokofAges75 & Rose
Satin and Silk by Julilly
Yesterday's Blue Skies by Just Marina
Just One Kiss by kevmylove


Drama/Angst
Something Beautiful by Pengi
Someone's Miracle by Kentuckychickr k
Broken by Julie
Curtain Call by rokofages75



Comedy/Dramedy
Brian Potter and the Malevolent Musician by ForeverFrick
A Million Little Things by Mare
5 Backstreet Boys in Search of a Plot by Mare, Mersey and Just Marina
The Great Divide by evergreenwrite r83


Fantasy/Supernatural
Only in My Dreams by evergreenwrite r83
Hawk and a Handsaw by Julilly
Chronos Project by Purpura Lipstick


Romance
By My Side by RokofAges75
If We were a Movie by Honey
Whitmore Lake by Honey
Eight Letters by BiLittrell


Thriller/Suspense
What Lurks Around The Corner by Mare
The Thirteenth Step by Mare
Ground Zero by Chaos
Figured You Out by DelphinaCarter


Short:
Are We There Yet? by Rose
Dying of the Light by Chaos
A Momentís Pause by BehrBeMine
Watch Me As I Bleed by RokofAges75

Collaboration
Song For The Undead by RokofAges75 & Rose
In the Shadows by Honey and Starbeamz2
Code Blue by Julie, Rose, Bianca, Starbeamz, drama_queens, Louise, Sabra, Shauna, Rachel
What to Expect When You're NOT Expecting by Pengi & evergreenwrite r83


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Rose on October 28, 2012, 08:56:36 PM
Sent mine in :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: RokofAges75 on November 02, 2012, 10:02:56 PM
Sent mine too :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on November 10, 2012, 12:52:37 PM
Just a reminder to go nominate your favorite stories for the Felix Awards! Also don't forget to include the links to the stories and the actual names of the stories and authors. Don't just give us a link. Take a second and read the rules and directions before hitting submit.

Thanks! 



Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on November 12, 2012, 10:13:14 AM
eeek I gotta put this on my to-do list!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on November 12, 2012, 12:57:12 PM
The reasons we do these awards every year:

"When are the awards?"

"I can't wait for these awards!"

"Woot! AWARDS TIME!"

"I am soooo happy you're doing this again this year!!"

"I feel so great to be nominated for something I've written, it really helps get me motivated!"

"Thank you so much for doing these, I look forward to it every year!"


These awards are not going to nominate themselves. As of now we have so few nominations that it seems like a waste of time so if you really do feel all that up there ^ start nominating! LOL


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on November 12, 2012, 02:28:52 PM
I have four off the top of my head, the remaining categories are gonna take some research... heehee I will have to finish at home and send it. 


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Carter-Orange on November 12, 2012, 02:56:39 PM
I'll be doing mine tomorrow hopefully, I need to do some deciding :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on November 12, 2012, 03:12:49 PM
Thanks ladies!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: FrickingKaos on November 12, 2012, 05:56:14 PM
I've been so busy. Its hard to do the nominations without a computer. It's a process so I will try to get mine in soon


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Rose on November 12, 2012, 06:38:01 PM
I should get a gold star for having been so prompt lol.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on November 12, 2012, 06:44:32 PM
You Definitely were lol



Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: RokofAges75 on November 12, 2012, 08:03:21 PM
It is a process; I really had to put some thought into it this year.  I like the fact that the genre categories prevent the same stories and authors from being nominated for everything, but it does require you to broaden your horizons when nominating, unless you're a reader who reads a little of everything.  Not that you have to nominate in every category, but since there are so few categories and so many deserving authors, I wanted to fill every field on the form. I  don't think I ended up nominating in every category, but I did most of them.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on November 12, 2012, 08:27:42 PM
It does take time and effort, but real awards should. I know it's a pain in the butt to put links and really sort out who should win what and then make sure they haven't already won etc... but then in the end, the people who really deserve to win should.

Then again, it's usually the people who don't bother doing all the work who are the same ones who complain that it's unfair and that the same people seem to win every year. Maybe if more people were actively involved we'd have a more diverse group of nominees.

I do think it's great to fill in every category but you shouldn't really nominate anything unless you've actually read it. So hopefully you guys are just truly nominating based on things you have read and enjoyed and not because your friend wrote it. Remember they can be older stories too, or from anyone on AC, not just people on this forum.

:) Voting ends at the end of the month!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on November 12, 2012, 10:22:26 PM
Nominations end at the end of the month ;p

Sent mine in! whew!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: RokofAges75 on November 12, 2012, 11:05:44 PM
I agree... but I think that may be why you're not getting nominations from many people, because it DOES take time and thought, and not everyone cares enough to put forth the effort.  And like you said, it's those same people who will bitch later about the same people always being nominated.  Well... maybe it's because those are the same people who are also nominating?  And the same people who come here and discuss fanfic every day?  And the same people who read and review and plug each other's stories, not just their own?  Oh yeah... the clique. :P

I only nominated stories I've read and enjoyed; that's why I wasn't able to fill every category, even though I wanted to.  Personally, I tend to nominate more current stories by authors who are still around because I know they'll appreciate the nomination, but it is nice to see older stories and authors in the running too.

I hope you guys get enough nominees to make it worth your while!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Carter-Orange on November 13, 2012, 04:23:17 AM
I always enjoy going through the stories and deciding who to nominate, I've mostly decided but I want to be able to complete every category, so should have it sent in by tonight :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Carter-Orange on November 13, 2012, 01:22:23 PM
Just sent mine in, was hard going as I wanted to nominate so many!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: kevmylove on November 14, 2012, 03:03:42 PM
Imma send mine in tonight. Ugh...it takes me a bit cause then I realize I haven't read as much as I thought.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on November 14, 2012, 04:48:16 PM
Glad to hear it. I'm going old school for a lot of these categories lol


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: FrickingKaos on November 14, 2012, 05:32:52 PM
My friend was supposed to send mine in for me today. Not sure if she did or not


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on November 14, 2012, 06:50:02 PM
Yes she did, Tracy :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: FrickingKaos on November 14, 2012, 06:58:27 PM
Awesome. Thanks mare! Didn't get to ask her today.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on November 19, 2012, 04:59:24 AM
Please tell the people who you know read your stories to go and nominate for the Felix Awards.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on November 20, 2012, 02:56:19 AM
I just sent my nominations... :)

Mare, I am not sure if I did it correctly. Please let me know if I have to re-send it again. Thank you. :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on November 20, 2012, 04:58:19 AM
Yup, you did it correctly! :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on November 21, 2012, 03:25:59 AM
yay! thank you.... :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on November 23, 2012, 06:19:24 AM
And the nominees for best AC challenge story for this year's Felix Awards are:

Back to Me by Rose
And I Will Try to Fix You by rebellious_one
Two Years Later by Carter-Orange
Nick's Dirty Kicks by Sakabelle
Couple's Therapy by Pengi
Miracle by Pengi

Don't forget to get your nominees in for the rest of the categories by the end of the month!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: julilly on December 01, 2012, 08:45:02 AM
Nominations are now closed, thanks to the few people who took the time to send them in!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on December 01, 2012, 08:52:43 AM
The very few!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: RokofAges75 on December 01, 2012, 11:36:55 AM
That sucks that only a few sent in nominations.  Did you get at least end up with enough nominees to fill most categories?


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on December 01, 2012, 12:02:10 PM
Yup, except for one category.



Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Rose on December 01, 2012, 02:06:39 PM
Well that's good at least. Then people better not bitch if they don't get nominated LOL


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Carter-Orange on December 01, 2012, 03:14:04 PM
Can't believe people didn't send in their nominations!  Now I'm beginning to panic and just hope I sent mine right :/


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on December 01, 2012, 04:42:43 PM
You did, Steph!

With the amount of people that post on the site and also tend to bitch about their stories not being read or life being unfair, you'd think there would have been more participation. It actually makes me so angry I want to spit! But alas, it is what it is and in the end, the people who were nominated should be thankful that someone cared enough to take the time to follow the rules, find the links and let us know!



Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: RokofAges75 on December 01, 2012, 06:01:11 PM
I'm glad you were at least able to fill most of the categories.  But you're right; if the people who tend to complain AC having a "clique" who gets nominated and wins everything at these awards did not nominate their favorites, they have no business complaining anymore.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: julilly on December 01, 2012, 06:18:49 PM
Well, actually, the main offenders when it comes to complaining did submit noms. I was genuinely surprised how many regulars to the site and forum opted not to.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: RokofAges75 on December 01, 2012, 07:18:40 PM
Well that's good!  At least it wasn't just the same few people nominating.  That is surprising that more of the site regulars did not, though.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Rose on December 01, 2012, 07:37:13 PM
I'm shocked most of the regulars didn't.

Still can't wait to see the nominees though :).


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Carter-Orange on December 02, 2012, 02:44:04 PM
I'm shocked that regulars on the site didn't nominate, it doesn't take that long and it's fun to decide who you're going to pick for each category.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on December 03, 2012, 03:29:42 AM
Glad to know that even though only few people send in their nominations, they were enough to fill the categories. I just hope when it is time to vote, readers (regulars to the forum or not), will take time to vote.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on December 03, 2012, 09:39:57 AM
well now I'm also freaking out that I didn't submit mine correctly... I swear I did it...


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on December 03, 2012, 11:28:17 AM
You did too! Actually, I think Julilly might have meant the people on the site who post on the most recent page frequently. Almost all of the forum regulars did send in nominations. Only a very few people who don't post on the forum bothered to send in noms.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on December 03, 2012, 12:56:06 PM
okay phew...

did the sci-fi/supernatural/fantasy category get nixed? LOL


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: kevmylove on December 03, 2012, 01:08:59 PM
I feel horrible...I don't have a comp and in order to put in the nominations I had to go through a long process to fill it out. the first time I did cut and paste it didn't go through I was so mad and I just couldn't do it all over again. But I hope my favorites were nominated! :/ Sorry


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on December 03, 2012, 01:29:28 PM
okay phew...

did the sci-fi/supernatural/fantasy category get nixed? LOL

Nope, I think that one was okay. lol


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on December 03, 2012, 02:32:26 PM
okay good cause that's usually the only one my stories fit in ;) LOL


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: julilly on December 03, 2012, 04:05:54 PM
Mare is correct, I meant the site regulars not specifically the forum regulars. Pretty much everyone here did okay! And don't worry about it Erika, it sucks that yours didn't work out but the one extra wouldn't have tipped the scales. There should have been at LEAST 15 more submissions than there were. At VERY least.

I thought last year was bad (it was the lowest participation-wise up to that point) but this year put it to shame.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on December 03, 2012, 04:43:20 PM
If anybody complains about anything this year....



Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: RokofAges75 on December 03, 2012, 06:26:45 PM
I wonder why more people who read and/or post stories regularly on the site didn't bother to nominate?  Especially if you're used to seeing at least double the numbers.  I thought that with the nomination form you used this year, it would be even easier to get non-forum people to participate - in the past, they always had to register an account here so they could send in their noms via PM.

It does seem like AC hasn't been as active lately, but I also thought that was due to a lot us forum regulars seeming to be in writing slumps the last few months.  I know there haven't been many of my favorites being updated lately.  I wonder what's up.

What are your thoughts, Julilly and Mare?


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on December 03, 2012, 07:16:34 PM
I have a few thoughts I'm sure no one really wants to hear lol

I just think people are too lazy to bother, honestly. It's a lot of work to look up links and make sure those stories haven't been nominated before in the category etc... (Even though I basically make that part easy by LISTING who has been nominated already) People have complained that it takes up too much time (of course they complain about this while roaming the net or posting on twitter etc...)

I also think it's because we don't allow people to nominate themselves. It's kind of sad that the people who think it's too much work to nominate someone else would probably do it in a second if they could nominate their own stories. I just think it defeats the purpose of doing an awards if you want to celebrate yourself and no one else. The same idea when you arrange it with your buddies to nominate you if you nominate them etc... what's the point? That was SO blatant in some of the noms this year it was kind of a joke.

And I also just think maybe people don't really care about that sort of thing? It seems like awards are a dying breed. I have no problem with people not nominating things because they think the idea of awards are dumb. I do too!

I do have a problem when I see the complaining about how unfair the awards are because it's always the same people yada yada yada from the people who don't take the time to nominate anyone or are bitter because no one nominated them. (hence annoyed they couldn't nominate themselves)

Last year, we even asked everyone how they would do things differently and listened to the criticism and advice and despite that, we still we had such a low turnout. It really doesn't seem worth it, but I guess we'll have to see how the actual voting etc.. goes. If it's as low as the nominations, this will most likely be the end. I can't see us working on these things if only a few people appreciate or care about it.

As far as lack of things going on with the site and forum, this time of year is always dead but I know many of us have lost inspiration. It comes and goes in waves. Right now we're in a lull. It'll probably pick up later.






Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: FrickingKaos on December 03, 2012, 08:46:58 PM
 :( this is so sad to hear. Last year was my first Felix awards and I was so excited to be part of it again. I am really shocked that more people aren't participating.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: RokofAges75 on December 03, 2012, 09:50:21 PM
And just when it seemed like awards were making a comeback!

I've always enjoyed awards - not because I put that much stock into them, but just because they're fun.  They're a way to recognize people for the hard work they put into a craft that no one but us will ever appreciate or understand.  And I especially like the Felix Awards because you guys have really tried to eliminate the problems that used to occur with the old-school awards - people nominating themselves, cheating in the polls, picking their friends as winners in their own awards, not following through with actually awarding winners, etc. etc. etc.  It's sad to see your hard work go unappreciated by people who either don't get it, don't care, or are just too lazy to participate.

I can kind of understand why readers on the site (who don't write themselves) wouldn't take the time to find all those links and nominate, because they don't have any vested interest in it.  But it bothers me that more writers didn't, and it does make me wonder what a difference it would make if you did allow people to nominate themselves.  There are probably a lot of writers who post their own work regularly, but never bother to read anyone else's, so who are they going to nominate?  If people don't care just because they can't nominate themselves, that makes me sad.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Pengi on December 04, 2012, 01:38:23 AM
nuuuu! Save the Felix awards!

Course I've been terrible this year. I haven't nomed but only because I didn't read as much as I should be reading this year. I usually peruse over the nominees once the list is revealed, then vote from there tbh. But the Felix Awards are too awesome to say the end to! I'll picket! Me and Llama. *makes a llama sized picket sign*

:(


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on December 04, 2012, 03:33:49 AM
I really hope the voting part of Felix Awards will turn out good. It's sad to think that Felix Awards might come to an end. :(


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on December 04, 2012, 09:16:55 AM
I was going to say exactly what you said mare, I think a lot of the people who update a lot don't read other people's works so they don't have anyone else to nominate except themselves and that is out.  People want the recognition but don't want to take the time to recoginize others.  It's quite sad.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: Carter-Orange on December 04, 2012, 01:14:03 PM
It is sad that people would nominate if they could nominate themselves.  Where's the fun in that?  I nominate stories and authors that I want to win an award, it would be a bit pointless otherwise!

And people who say they don't have time are just making excuses.  If you have time to read fics, post on Facebook and Twitter and who knows what else, then surely you have time to fill out a form and look up a few links :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: mare on December 04, 2012, 03:18:58 PM

And people who say they don't have time are just making excuses.  If you have time to read fics, post on Facebook and Twitter and who knows what else, then surely you have time to fill out a form and look up a few links :)

THIS to the umpteenth degree!! I hate when people say they are too busy to do something but you see them constantly posting on twitter, here, other forums etc... 

Usually it's the same people who read something but don't review it! Ugh!!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: FrickingKaos on December 04, 2012, 05:26:41 PM
I don't even have a computer and I still got my nominations in. I think not havinf time is just an excuse. ou havevto make the time.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: alota_cookin on December 06, 2012, 11:25:50 AM
Crap! I was on AC the beginning of November sometime and noticed it was Felix time again...then since it's very rare for me to even get on the internet these days, I completely forgot about it!  >:( (yes, this should subject me to a severe lashing! I can't believe I FORGOT!) Then something made me think of it today and now I feel terrible because I came onto AC for the sole purpose of nominating (with hopes that it wasn't too late) and to my disappointment not only is it, indeed, too late for me to do my nominations... but there was such a low turnout, too! :'( I'm pretty sad right now and I'm really sorry guys! I know a lot of work goes into this and it's not cool that people didn't participate.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season Five!
Post by: LenniluvsBrian on December 10, 2012, 10:42:40 PM
I bookmarked it, with the intent of nominating. But I've been busy working & getting ready to go to college & am struggling with finding a place to live. So my mind has been a little preoccupied. I feel bad for not nominating though.

~Lenni~