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Title: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: FelixAwards on October 28, 2011, 02:19:25 PM
Welcome back! It's time to nominate your favourites for the Felix Awards 2011!

Please read this carefully...

The nomination period will last for one month! You have until November 29, 2011 at 12:00am EDT to send in your noms!

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, and be either complete or close to complete!

Nominations MUST be sent via personal message to "FelixAwards"! (that's this account.) Any nominations sent to Julilly, Mare, or Chaos won't be counted. Well, maybe the first time but definitely not the second! Please make sure you fill out all of the information, last time many nominations came without links and we will not search for the story for you! If it comes without links, itís going in the virtual recycle bin.
 
YOU MAY NOT NOMINATE YOURSELF! Also, don't think you can make a fake account to try and do it either, new accounts must be mod approved and we can see if you're using the same computer as another account.

Things will be going a little different this year. Again, the awards will be 'Reader's Choice' so you will get a chance to vote on the winners. But we wanted to focus a bit more this year on the writer and not just the story.

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 three 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.

PS - If you don't fill out a category you don't need to send it back to us. Just send along the ones you're filling out.

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:


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on October 28, 2011, 03:24:34 PM
2 questions:

1) is sci-fi included in fantasy/supernatural?
2) if the person was runner up for a story in a category can they be nomintaed again?


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: RokofAges75 on October 28, 2011, 04:08:30 PM
Cool!  I like how you're doing it this year, with the story/author categories for each genre.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on October 28, 2011, 04:30:49 PM
2 questions:

1) is sci-fi included in fantasy/supernatural?
2) if the person was runner up for a story in a category can they be nomintaed again?


1) Yes

2) Yes



Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: FrickingKaos on October 28, 2011, 05:31:44 PM
Good luck to everyone. It would be cool to be nominated, I wasn't around last year!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Rose on October 28, 2011, 06:29:58 PM
I like the new setup! :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on October 28, 2011, 06:48:57 PM
Thanks Mare for answering my questions.., I like the idea of best story of a category and best author of a category!! :-D


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Rose on October 28, 2011, 07:31:17 PM
Sent mine in already cause I'm awesome :P (and bored).


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: RokofAges75 on October 28, 2011, 07:58:45 PM
Ditto!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: FrickingKaos on October 28, 2011, 08:00:53 PM
I am gonna have to get to a computer to nominate people cause my phone won't Let me send a PM unless someone sends me one first. Its weird.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Sapphire on October 29, 2011, 05:56:40 AM
Question: Is there going to be a cap on how many nominations a person and/or story can recieve for one category. Last year 1 author had 3 out of 4 noms in one category. They were almost guaranteed a win but the author won.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on October 29, 2011, 06:14:54 AM
I would think it really doesn't matter because it's the readers who are nominating and just like the Emmys where everyone but one person from one TV show can get nominated, that other person can still win? I think with the way the categories are set up, there will be more of a choice for each category then years past so I don't really see it as being that big of an issue.

I'll discuss it with Julilly and get back to you on that though.



Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Bilittrell on October 29, 2011, 06:52:38 AM
I did my votes, but i think i MAY have got a little confused.. LMFAO!! Only cos i read the instructions, but as i hit send realised that i could vote a story, then a seperate author. Oh well haha, i'm still happy for who i voted for LOL


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: RokofAges75 on October 29, 2011, 07:36:24 AM
As to the issue of authors being nominated multiple times in the same category, I've always thought that when it's voted on, that actually hurts the author's chance of winning because it splits their votes.  If their readers/fans can only vote once, which story do they vote for?  If that author has SO many readers that their votes split four ways is still more than the other person gets, they would win anyway, regardless of how many times they were nominated.  So Krystle, I wouldn't worry about it.  Mare has a good point about the Emmys being set up the same way.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on October 31, 2011, 01:24:35 AM
Yay! The nominations started when I was not around, but I still have 29 days to nominate. And filling out a nomination form is on the top of my to do list today! :)

Just a clarifications .... so there would be no Best Author and Best new author this year? Just like what Julie won last year...


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on October 31, 2011, 05:47:32 AM
Right! Those categories are gone. Instead we are cleberating the authors of each given genre.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on October 31, 2011, 06:41:24 AM
and that is definitely better! Done with the nominations... . :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on October 31, 2011, 06:43:48 AM
Can I make a request that you guys BCC me when you send in your noms to Felix. It makes my job SO much easier since this computer takes forever for me to do anything. You could BCC Julilly too but i'm keeping track of the noms so that would be great! Thanks! :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Carter-Orange on November 01, 2011, 02:07:04 PM
I've sent mine in :)  Just hope I did it right.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 01, 2011, 02:33:38 PM
^ You did and I got them! Thanks! Keep them coming guys! So far we are getting a nice varied list of noms!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Bilittrell on November 04, 2011, 03:29:05 PM
I'm so excited for the awards this year!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 04, 2011, 04:50:49 PM
Guys just one more thing...please make sure the categories you are nominating these stories for are actually categories they belong to. If the story isn't listed as an AU then don't nominate it as an AU. We just end up throwing away those noms. Same with authors if you list an author as your favorite romance writer but not a single story is liosted as a romance, then they'll be thrown out.

Also, don't forget to include links in your noms and who the story was written by. Most i've been able to figure out but some I have no clue!

Thanks! :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on November 06, 2011, 06:44:39 AM
so even if they really qualify to the genre we're nominating the story for? but the author didn't just tagged it, like the story I like to nominte for drama, but her story was tagged as romance. so I nominated it for the romance category even if I think it fit more in the drama.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 06, 2011, 07:53:33 AM
We could go story by story but that would take forever. It would depend on if I read it or Julilly read it. So it's easiest to take the author's word for it. If they think it's drama then it's drama etc... some of them if I do know it's a drama or romance then yes i'll keep it in there but others when i'm not sure I refer to the genre list. So again, if you aren't sure just go by what the authors have posted as the genre of choice. That's the best way to ensure that the nomination will not be thrown out.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 06, 2011, 08:01:17 AM
To clarify again, when it comes to a genre like romance, I generally think drama as well so chances are that nom wasn't thrown away. The ones I tend to check are AU, and the suspense, action adventure, sci-fi surpernatural categories. Mostly that AU one because out of all the catrgories that's the one most misused.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: julilly on November 06, 2011, 06:06:12 PM
And original fiction. There's been OF stories listed as 'AU' or 'drama' but they are original fiction and this year there is no category for OF since we've never been able to get enough nominees to fill it.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: RokofAges75 on November 06, 2011, 07:09:12 PM
Couldn't original fiction still be nominated under the genre categories - drama, romance, etc.?  Obviously not AU, since that's a fanfic term, but I don't see why it should be disqualified from non-fanfic-specific categories if someone wants to nominate an original fic.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 06, 2011, 08:05:03 PM
We decided against it this year opting to keep it purely a fanfiction awards.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: rebellious_one on November 06, 2011, 10:59:00 PM
Alrighty, for the first time EVER, my nominations are sent! ;D I can only hope I did it right!  ??? :P


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on November 06, 2011, 11:06:12 PM
done... I think this is the first time I had enough stories read to actually nominate


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on November 07, 2011, 01:22:24 AM
Thanks for making it clear, Mare. Now I'm sure my nomination wasn't thrown away. lol


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: rebellious_one on November 07, 2011, 04:08:23 AM
Just to put it out there... if there were a new author category, Ritz, you would sooo be my nomination! ;D


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on November 07, 2011, 08:21:57 AM
Just to put it out there... if there were a new author category, Ritz, you would sooo be my nomination! ;D

Oh my goodness, Reb! Thank you! Can I favorite this post?  :-\ lol Don't you worry, babe, you saying this made me feel like already nominated.  8-)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Sapphire on November 12, 2011, 03:22:08 PM
About to sen. Hopefully I did it right.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 13, 2011, 06:07:26 AM
Yup, I got them Krystle, thanks!



Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 13, 2011, 06:08:17 AM
Guys just another thing, when you are sending in noms please put who the story is actually by as well since some of you are nominating a story but then a different author for your author pick. Otherwise I have to look them up and sort through and I don't want to do that.

Also please please please remember to include links to these stories. I've been really nice and looking them up if they haven't been there but that will stop after today. If you really want a story nominated you'll take the time to look up the link to it.

Otherwise, yay! Good job everyone! None of the categories at this point are in danger of being lost because of lack of noms. :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 13, 2011, 06:09:31 AM
Actually I lied. lol we need collab authors!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Sapphire on November 13, 2011, 06:28:07 AM
Guys just another thing, when you are sending in noms please put who the story is actually by as well since some of you are nominating a story but then a different author for your author pick. Otherwise I have to look them up and sort through and I don't want to do that.

i don't understand what you mean here?


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 13, 2011, 06:37:44 AM
i don't understand what you mean here?

If you look at the nomination form there is a place to nominate a story and then a place to nominate an author. I know a lot of people are getting confused and are thinking that's where you put who wrote the story you nominated but it's actually two different nominations. So let's say you want to nominate a story but not necessarily the person who wrote it, you don't have to. You can nominate another author for that genre instead.



Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on November 13, 2011, 03:10:01 PM
ooh sorry Mare, I'm guilty of not putting the author of the nomiated story... I don't have mine saved anywhere or I'd resend it for you :(


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 13, 2011, 03:58:57 PM
It's alright, if it was only you I wouldn't have bothered saying anything. A lot of people are doing that. I already found all the authors etc... no big deal just don't feel like doing it anymore lol


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Sapphire on November 13, 2011, 04:47:36 PM
If you look at the nomination form there is a place to nominate a story and then a place to nominate an author. I know a lot of people are getting confused and are thinking that's where you put who wrote the story you nominated but it's actually two different nominations. So let's say you want to nominate a story but not necessarily the person who wrote it, you don't have to. You can nominate another author for that genre instead.



Okay then i think i did it wrong. I put the author of the story.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 13, 2011, 05:09:53 PM
That's okay. I just nominated all the auhotrs you put as well lol unless you don't want them nominated then PM me and i'll take them off and add whoever else you had in mind. :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Sapphire on November 13, 2011, 07:25:08 PM
That's okay. I just nominated all the auhotrs you put as well lol unless you don't want them nominated then PM me and i'll take them off and add whoever else you had in mind. :)

nah i guess they are ok


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Carter-Orange on November 14, 2011, 04:07:03 AM
I might be guilty of not adding the author too.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: RokofAges75 on November 14, 2011, 06:29:37 AM
I didn't either LOL.  I did include links, though.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Carter-Orange on November 14, 2011, 06:56:54 AM
Yeah, I included the links too :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: julilly on November 14, 2011, 04:12:17 PM
Confusion and frustration is just part of awards season! lol :P


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: FrickingKaos on November 14, 2011, 07:36:57 PM
I was confused, I thought that where it said author you wrote author of the story :/ lol


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: julilly on November 15, 2011, 02:56:07 PM
No worries. I had specified in the instructions that the story you nominated and the author could be different. If you want to change it that's cool!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: rebellious_one on November 15, 2011, 09:09:38 PM
*raises hand like a good little teacher's pet* I hope I did it good and right! ;D Lol.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: alota_cookin on November 18, 2011, 06:02:54 PM
Oh my goodness! I gotta find time tofigure out my nominations!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 18, 2011, 06:37:18 PM
Don't forget to send these noms in! Time is running out and we haven't gotten any new noms this week at all!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 28, 2011, 04:10:40 PM
Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day to nominate stories for the Felix Awards!! As of today the only category in danger is the best collab authors category, so if you don't want that one to go away, nominate people. :)



Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: alota_cookin on November 28, 2011, 04:16:14 PM
I'm almost done with mine! I'm having a hard time with a few, but I'll have it in tonight!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 28, 2011, 04:23:39 PM
Excellent! :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: RokofAges75 on November 28, 2011, 09:42:38 PM
Oh noes, not the collab authors!  I nominated my old favorite duo, hope that helps!  There aren't that may collaborators anymore LOL.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: julilly on November 29, 2011, 04:28:13 AM
I just realized I haven't put my noms in yet! Lol better not miss the deadline!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Tri on November 29, 2011, 06:45:07 AM
I just realized I haven't put my noms in yet! Lol better not miss the deadline!
Haha, I realized the same thing last night before I was heading to bed!  Better late than never, right?  :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 29, 2011, 05:22:51 PM
6 more hours to get your noms in!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 30, 2011, 04:58:24 AM
Nominations are officially closed. If you sent yours in at the last minute and you followed the rules etc..., i've included them but from this point on, they'll just be deleted.

Thanks guys!!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on November 30, 2011, 05:14:32 AM
Yay! are we going to wait for everyone to be back from the cruise before you release the official list of nominations?


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 30, 2011, 05:16:48 AM
I have to go through all the noms and make sure they fit the categories and rules etc... by the time they get back from the cruise we should be ready to post the noms.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Carter-Orange on November 30, 2011, 05:25:52 AM
Exciting stuff, looking forward to it :) 


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on November 30, 2011, 05:26:16 AM
awww Thank you for your hard work, Mare! hopefully, everyone (including me) followed the rules so your job will be easier. :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 30, 2011, 03:35:22 PM
Not everyone did, but it's all good. lol

Just don't hate me if your nominees aren't there people! complain about how unfair we are on twitter, but don't hate me here! lmao


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: FrickingKaos on November 30, 2011, 04:03:41 PM
I'm so excited! My first Felix Awards :D good luck to everyone


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: colorguard_diva on November 30, 2011, 04:29:25 PM
Can't wait to see the nominations. This is more exciting than the Oscars.

Thanks Mare for all your hard work!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on November 30, 2011, 04:55:23 PM
uh oh now I fear I didn't follow the rules... off to twitter to start the bitching about mare ;)   ..


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 30, 2011, 05:03:05 PM
^ you have to at least wait until your noms aren't there! OR you haven't bene nominated for something...oh wait, that's when we fix the awards. I have to keep the bitching straight! lol


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: FrickingKaos on November 30, 2011, 08:26:17 PM
So when comes the bitching that those in the clique get awards lol


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 30, 2011, 08:28:20 PM
after those in the clique get some awards, I guess? lol


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: RokofAges75 on November 30, 2011, 09:02:56 PM
First comes the bitching about only clique members being nominated when certain non-clique people were not... THEN comes the bitching about only clique members winning awards when non-clique nominees don't win.

I guess next year you should just spell it out in the rules that only kewl clique peeps who get lots of reviews win awards, so don't bother nominating non-clique people or begging for nominees if you're not in the clique.  We should probably check with She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named to see what the cut-off is for being in the clique... how many reviews do you need to have to qualify??  This could really use some clarification!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on November 30, 2011, 09:07:02 PM
I'll just ask all the non- clique members to be judges!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: RokofAges75 on November 30, 2011, 09:08:27 PM
Good plan!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: FrickingKaos on November 30, 2011, 09:17:46 PM
LMFAO!!! Well I get reviews but never won an a Felix award. So that's bullshit. Lmfao.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on November 30, 2011, 11:33:23 PM
I am just going to get a jumpstart on my bitching!!!!  I'll start with the noms aren't up fast enough... you should've been ready to go the minute the window closed... geez Mare... maybe you are too busy making sure only clique members get nominated and tossing all the others out? ;)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Carter-Orange on December 01, 2011, 04:50:44 AM
Y'know, I don't mind whether I'm nominated or not (although I'm not gonna lie, it would be nice!), but as long as I see some of my favourites then I'll be happy :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on December 01, 2011, 05:54:13 AM
same with me, Steph, since I am new here I might probaby won't be nominated at all. but to see my favorites or the ones I nominated get to the list then I will be happy. I am excited to vote!  ;)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on December 01, 2011, 06:08:34 AM
I am just going to get a jumpstart on my bitching!!!!  I'll start with the noms aren't up fast enough... you should've been ready to go the minute the window closed... geez Mare... maybe you are too busy making sure only clique members get nominated and tossing all the others out? ;)

Well if people actually read the directions and followed the rules we would have been able to put them up pronto, but no...  some came with no links, some came with only links and no story names authors etc...  some never copied their noms to me like I asked them too... some nominated stories in categoires the stories shouldn't be nominated in...

See? I can bitch too! lol :)



Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: KrazyKelsey87 on December 01, 2011, 08:17:43 AM
I'm not sure how people would draw the conclusion that its all about being in a clique when last year the awards were voted on. Everyone was only allowed to vote once. That tells me its about having a popular story... and no I don't mean that in a bad way. A stroy can gain popularity in man ways. Being well written, being well promoted by the author, extra.

I just know I wish everyone could just find a way to be thrilled they are nominated. Last year I knew going in I had no chance of winning but I still felt honored to be listed. It told me someone somewhere enjoyed my work and gave me hope that I am getting to be a better author. It told me that maybe one day I would win.

Also, mare and julilly, I know you guys must deal with a ton more then all of us even know so I want to thank you l. Without you guys putting up with bullshit we wouldn't have this site at all let alone the awards. I love being able to get on here and post my stories and just feel free to be a fan fiction writing Backstreet fan. Here I feel no need to be ashamed. Even if I'm not well liked, I am still in a way understood because there are other fans here who write just like me! So thank you guys!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on December 01, 2011, 01:00:37 PM
Well if people actually read the directions and followed the rules we would have been able to put them up pronto, but no...  some came with no links, some came with only links and no story names authors etc...  some never copied their noms to me like I asked them too... some nominated stories in categoires the stories shouldn't be nominated in...

See? I can bitch too! lol :)



You are just so mean!! now I'm going to bitch about how you called me out on my bitching! :)   LOL.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on December 01, 2011, 03:20:04 PM
I'm not sure how people would draw the conclusion that its all about being in a clique when last year the awards were voted on. Everyone was only allowed to vote once. That tells me its about having a popular story... and no I don't mean that in a bad way. A stroy can gain popularity in man ways. Being well written, being well promoted by the author, extra.

I just know I wish everyone could just find a way to be thrilled they are nominated. Last year I knew going in I had no chance of winning but I still felt honored to be listed. It told me someone somewhere enjoyed my work and gave me hope that I am getting to be a better author. It told me that maybe one day I would win.

Also, mare and julilly, I know you guys must deal with a ton more then all of us even know so I want to thank you l. Without you guys putting up with bullshit we wouldn't have this site at all let alone the awards. I love being able to get on here and post my stories and just feel free to be a fan fiction writing Backstreet fan. Here I feel no need to be ashamed. Even if I'm not well liked, I am still in a way understood because there are other fans here who write just like me! So thank you guys!

Yes, we're not sure how cliques are involved with this whole thing too lol and thank you. :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on December 01, 2011, 03:23:03 PM
I am so envious of those girls in the Miami right now and will spend 4 days with the boys. Now, if we (non-cruisers) will get to see the list of nomination before them, then I think we will feel a lot better. LOL


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on December 01, 2011, 05:29:12 PM
I feel crappy i'm not there either on top of it I have to work on these lists while my partner in crime is having the time of her life, so yeah, not gonna happen lol


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Sapphire on December 01, 2011, 06:04:03 PM
I wouldn't say I think there are "cliques" but it does seem that the same people always win. But I'm sure it's because they deserved it. I myself have been nominated the past two years for which I feel very honored. I thank whoever is out there that felt my work was worthy enough to be even considered. Maybe some day ...


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: FrickingKaos on December 01, 2011, 07:35:24 PM
I have never been nominated so I am just gonna be happy if that happens lol hell its my first one. Would be nice but I won't be devastated if I am not. There's a lot of talent out there :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: LenniluvsBrian on December 01, 2011, 09:25:30 PM
Okay, I feel like a heel. Just realized I never got around to sending my nominations in.

Good luck to everyone though!

~Lenni~


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: summer on December 01, 2011, 11:17:14 PM
Good luck with getting everything organized.

I've been nominated and I won an award and I'm not in a clique.

Though I do know that there are members on the site who are friends and who communicate in more ways than just reviews and the "outsiders" probably feel that because these people are all friends, then it means they're somehow staging things in their favor or they have a disadvantage because they're not "in the know" like they think the groups are. I could be wrong since I have no idea who thinks who is a clique, but that's how it's come across to me in what I've read.

But good luck to all those who end up nominated!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on December 03, 2011, 09:52:06 PM
I only have a few more categories to go through before posting the list of nominees. Hopefully by Tuesday night i'll have the list up and ready for you to look at. :) Not voting ready, that's when Julilly takes over, but at least you'll be able to see who was nominated.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: colorguard_diva on December 03, 2011, 09:59:38 PM
Awesome. I can't wait to see  the nominations. Thanks for taking the time to do all this. I appreciate your hard work.


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on December 03, 2011, 11:12:28 PM
mare you guys are so awesome for all this work you put into it.  I know the time it takes to do stuff like this and I appreciate all the work you put into it!


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: mare on December 04, 2011, 05:04:53 AM
Thank guys! We try our best. lol :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Carter-Orange on December 04, 2011, 10:06:15 AM
Thanks for all the hard work Mare and Julilly :)


Title: Re: Felix Awards Season 4 - Nominations!
Post by: Sapphire on December 04, 2011, 12:14:04 PM
Awesome! FIngers crossed. Thanks for everything mare.  :)