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Title: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: julilly on December 15, 2012, 08:01:52 AM
Sorry for the tardiness in getting this list to you. Hopefully you've all be anxiously anticipating it! :P

Congratulation s to all of the nominees and thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination, I know it can be a pain in the butt to track down all the links but it's those little things that make everything go smoothly. I'm really happy to see a wide variety of authors and stories this year, it's great to see so many new people nominated. You guys are the best!

Keep your eyes peeled for voting very shortly. In the meantime take a few moments to catch up on any of the stories or authors you might have missed that may soon be winners!

The nominees, in no particular order...



Action/Adventure (Story)

Save A Prayer by Carter-Orange - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10625
Severed Identities by PurpuraLipstic k  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10781
Gumshoes by Pengi and evergreenwrite r83  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10637
Last Christmas by rebellious_one - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=9961
Seven Days by Refuse - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=6728

Action/Adventure (Author)

evergreenwrite r83  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1866
Carter-Orange   - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1575
Pengi  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1428

Alternate Universe (Story)

Beneath The Surface by Tiggerc128 - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10806
Baby Steps by Tri - http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10640
Secrets of the Heart by RokofAges75  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=9283
Maybe Tomorrow by Carter-Orange  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10761
Someone Like You by dreamalittlebi gger  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10824
Finding Carter by DelphinaCarter - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10986

Alternate Universe (Author)

Tiggerc128 -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=2003
kevmylove  - http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1151
DelphinaCarter  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1656
dreamalittlebi gger  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=2197
RokofAges75  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=148


Drama/Angst (Story)

Lost & Found by Tiggerc128 - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10996
Livin' A Love Song by colorguard_div a -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10586
Secrets of the Heart by RokofAges75 - http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=9283
Inner Hell by Jenna - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=18
Brothers by Jess20 - http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11006
Remember Me This Way by Rose - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10108
Love Will Keep You Up All Night by Pengi -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11001
Walked Out of My Dreams by Rose -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10274
Borrowed Time by Pengi - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10947
Forever Like This by Sakabelle - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11000

Drama/Angst (Author)

colorguard_div a -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1893
Sakabelle  - http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1383
Rose  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=87
Pengi  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1428
tiggerc128  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=2003

Comedy/Dramedy (Story)

Humps & Twugs & Kaos by Tiggerc128 -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10597
Deadline : February 14th by Tri - http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10807
You Wrote the Book by Evergreenwrite r83 -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11014
Finding Carter by DelphinaCarter - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10986
Running Up That Hill by Sakabelle - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10310

Comedy/Dramedy (Author)

Tiggerc128 - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=2003
DelphinaCarter  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1656
Sakabelle  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1383


Fantasy/Supernatural/Sci-Fi (Story)

Beloved by Tiggerc128 - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10692
Children Like Me by Mersey - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8302
Homecoming by Louise - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10617
Forgotten Souls by Tri - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10779
Divine Intervention by Rose - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10649
Secrets of the Heart by RokofAges75 -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=9283
Severed Identities by Purpura Lipstick  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10781

Fantasy/Supernatural/Sci-Fi (Author)


rebellious_one -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1269
Alexsgirl_ritz -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1772
RokofAges75 -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=148

Romance (Story)

Design Divas by Tiggerc128 - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10449
Everyday I Love You by colorguard_div a -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10685
Perfect Ten by Tri - http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10619
Forever Like This by Sakabelle - http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11000
The Boys on the Bus by Ellebeth - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11003
Big Girl Now by BiLittrell - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10927
Me Without You by Sapphire - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10628
Falling in Love Again by emily_michele -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10872

Romance (Author)

Tiggerc128  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=2003
colorguard_div a  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1893
Tri  - http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1308
Sapphire  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=525
Sakabelle -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1383
BiLittrell  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1555
emily_michele  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=2166

Thriller/Suspense (Story)

Satan's Playground by rebeliious_one -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8556
Guilty Roads by Rokofages75 - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10116
Weird World by DelphinaCarter - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10854
Last Christmas by rebellious_one - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=9961
After Self by Pengi - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=1080
Infidelity by Tri - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10917

Thriller/Suspense (Author)

DelphinaCarter -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1555
rebellious_one -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1269
Pengi -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1428
Tri - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1308

Short (Story)

Third Time's A Charm by colorguard_div a -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10687
The One With Nick by Mersey -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=2128
Nick's Dirty Kicks by Sakabelle  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10893
Half the Man I Used to Be by RokofAges75  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10884
I Will Be by Rose  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10991
Couples Therapy by Pengi - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10803
And I Will Try To Fix You... by rebellious_one - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10740

Collaboration (Story)

Does He Love You? by tiggerc128, Simple Sue - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10859
1000 Ways To Kill Nick Carter by AC cast - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10669
What to Expect When You're NOT Expecting by Pengi, evergreenwrite r83  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10626
Gumshoes by Pengi and evergreenwrite r83 -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10637
Unwinding Truth by Carter-Orange, Purpura Lipstick -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10831

Collaboration (Authors)

tiggerc128 and Simple Sue
PurpuraLipstic k and Carter-Orange
RokofAges75 and Rose

Most creative (Story)

Everyday I Love You by colorguard_div a - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10685
On The Rails by Filikelpto - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=9453
On Nightingale Hill by Filiklepto -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=8279
Unwinding Truth by PurpuraLipstic k and Carter-Orange -  http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10831
The Archangels by rebellious_one -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10718
Love Will Keep You Up All Night by Pengi  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11001
What to Expect When You're NOT Expecting by Pengi, evergreenwrite r83 -
http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10626
Forgotten Souls by Tri - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10779
Finding Carter by DelphinaCarter  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10986
Brian Potter and the Malevolent Musician by ForeverFrick - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=9731

Most creative (Author)

colorguard_div a  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1893
Rose -  http://www.absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=87
rebellious_one -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1428
Filiklepto -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=114
Pengi -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1428
DelphinaCarter -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1656
ForeverFrick -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewuser.php?uid=1610

Best AC challenge (Story)

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

Best text summary

My Answer Is You by colorguard_div a -  http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10380
Interference by Rebellious_One  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=9257
The Brain by girlboo02  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10981
Dear Hollie by BiLittrell - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10877
Begin Again by BiLittrell  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11025
I'm Lost without you. by Dani824  - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10688
Curtain Call by RokofAges75 - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10159

Best visual summary (banner)

Every Road Leads Back by tiggerc128 - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10968
Everyday I Love You by colorguard_div a - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10685
Nick's Dirty Kicks by Sakabelle - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10893
What to Expect When You're Not Expecting by evergreenwrite r83 & Pengi - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10626
Daddies' Girls by tiggerc128, colorguard_div a - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11028
Maybe Tomorrow by Carter-Orange - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10761
After Self by Pengi - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10803
Something Beautiful by Pengi - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=10154
Love Will Keep You Up All Night by Pengi - http://absolutechaos.net/viewstory.php?sid=11001


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: julilly on December 15, 2012, 08:09:27 AM
PS: I don't know why half the links are working and half aren't. You may have to copy and paste until I figure that one out :D


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: FrickingKaos on December 15, 2012, 08:37:00 AM
This was awesome to see this morning. Thanks for.posting and all the work it takes to put felix together :)


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: RokofAges75 on December 15, 2012, 09:08:37 AM
Congrats to everyone who was nominated!  It's nice to see a wide variety of authors and stories represented!  And thanks for the nominations!

One question:  I won Best Drama/Angst Author last year, so am I allowed to be nominated in that category again?  I am fine with retracting my nomination if that was just an oversight.


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: julilly on December 15, 2012, 09:38:42 AM
Oops! Yes, sorry that was an oversight on our part. Too many names! After I posted this, actually I realized I had Jen listed in one author category three times lol


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: BSBShania on December 15, 2012, 11:15:42 AM
I'm so excited for everyone that was nominated!  Most of the nominies stories inspired me to start writing fanfics.Congra ts!  :)


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Rose on December 15, 2012, 11:21:29 AM
I think Hannah and Jen have won best Collaborators too, right? Or maybe I'm forgetting LOL.

Also yay! Thanks to everyone who nominated me hehe.


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: RokofAges75 on December 15, 2012, 11:33:01 AM
Oops! Yes, sorry that was an oversight on our part. Too many names! After I posted this, actually I realized I had Jen listed in one author category three times lol

No problem!  I'm sure it's hard to keep track!

Thanks anyway to whoever nominated me for that!  I was honored to win it last year, and there are so many amazing drama/angst authors who deserve to win it this year, it'll be hard to decide who to vote for!


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: mare on December 15, 2012, 12:05:04 PM
Congrats to all the nominees! :)



Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: FrickingKaos on December 15, 2012, 05:37:58 PM
Am nominated for thriller/suspense again but is that okay......i guess bscause it is for another story?


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: kevmylove on December 15, 2012, 05:38:34 PM
Congrats to all the nominees.  ;D


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Rose on December 15, 2012, 06:18:43 PM
Its because you didn't win that for the Author award Tracy.


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Ellebeth on December 15, 2012, 09:55:04 PM
Holy hot damn! A million thanks to whoever nominated my very first story on this site! I absolutely loved every single nominated story I read, and now I have some more to read. I am so excited for all of you!


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: LenniluvsBrian on December 15, 2012, 11:20:22 PM
Congrats everyone!


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Pengi on December 16, 2012, 01:18:51 AM
I think Hannah and Jen have won best Collaborators too, right? Or maybe I'm forgetting LOL.

Also yay! Thanks to everyone who nominated me hehe.

Yes, we won last year.


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on December 16, 2012, 03:38:26 AM
Congratulation s to all the nominees! Thank you to whoever nominated me for the fantasy/supernatural author category. My only story, TOSONC, didn't make it but I am still happy and excited for the Felix Awards. :)


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: julilly on December 16, 2012, 05:47:36 AM
Yes, we won last year.

Maybe I need to go back through the list of authors again lol


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Carter-Orange on December 16, 2012, 09:34:14 AM
Well done to all the nominees and thanks to whoever nominated my stuff :)

Good luck everyone!


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: RokofAges75 on December 16, 2012, 10:53:35 AM
Maybe I need to go back through the list of authors again lol

Mare's list of previous story winners for each category helped, but there wasn't one for authors (probably because last year was the first year you awarded them by genre).  It would be a good idea to post that list next year too, assuming there is a next year.


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: julilly on December 16, 2012, 04:40:59 PM
Yeah I figured I would remember the authors off the top of my head as I scanned through and took things out... not so much apparently! :P


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: FrickingKaos on December 17, 2012, 01:40:51 AM
Sorry...I was just asking. Thanks...


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: julilly on December 17, 2012, 07:33:52 AM
Huh?


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: julilly on December 17, 2012, 07:36:58 AM
Mare's list of previous story winners for each category helped, but there wasn't one for authors (probably because last year was the first year you awarded them by genre).  It would be a good idea to post that list next year too, assuming there is a next year.

Ooh yeah, I was gonna say, the list of authors technically is posted ... in last years winners list lol most people don't really reference the list judging by how much was taken out though.


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Rose on December 17, 2012, 08:42:57 AM
Lol really?  That's the first thing I check as I nominate.


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: emilo on December 17, 2012, 09:47:23 AM
Personally, for me anyway, there was a little bit of confusion based on this particular paragraph in the nomination thread: "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."  I think I misinterpreted that as the same fic/author combination can't be nominated if a particular story has already won, but that the author category wasn't included in that rule.  I guess I was thinking that if an author writes more fics in that genre the following year, they should have a shot at still being the best author in that category?Obviously, I should have paid closer attention to the wording there.  I believe I may have nominated one or two authors that had won before, so I sincerely apologize!  Being relatively new to the site, I haven't read a whole lot of stories, but did feel like I'd read enough to participate and nominate. Though, maybe I hadn't read enough different authors to nominate in those particular categories.




Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on December 17, 2012, 10:25:24 AM
I also won best sci-fi/fantasy/supernatural author last year ... though if the author is being nominated for a different story this year than last year wouldn't it count as a legit nomination, like best actor? *shrugs*  I have no problem with being removed, I won last year and I love that people think enough of me to nominate me again for best author in that category. :)


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: mare on December 17, 2012, 10:32:50 AM
When you're nominated for best author is doesn't count for one specific story, it just counts as you. Maybe if we are dumb enough to do this again next year, we can make that clarification so there isn't so much confusion about the author awards. It's probably only fair to remove you, Lore since we removed Julie and Hannah and Jenn as well. At least I think we did and or if didn't we will right now LOL





Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: mare on December 17, 2012, 10:40:38 AM
Okay I just went and removed anyone who won best author last year in their categories. Please let me know if I missed anyone.

There were quite a few we didn't catch. Thanks Lore and Julie for pointing it out to us. 


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on December 17, 2012, 12:15:15 PM
. It's probably only fair to remove you, Lore since we removed Julie and Hannah and Jenn as well.


no problem.  Like I said, it's great to know that people really like me as an author in that category but I won last year so it's only fair that this year since one of my 3 opponents get it since they are all great authors as well. 


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: FrickingKaos on December 17, 2012, 01:49:46 PM
Huh?


I was responding to Rose.


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: julilly on December 17, 2012, 02:20:39 PM

I was responding to Rose.

OH lol makes more sense then because I was so confused.

Though apparently judging by my ability to catch mistakes in the nominations list... that doesn't take a whole lot :P


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: julilly on December 17, 2012, 02:21:52 PM
Personally, for me anyway, there was a little bit of confusion based on this particular paragraph in the nomination thread: "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."  I think I misinterpreted that as the same fic/author combination can't be nominated if a particular story has already won, but that the author category wasn't included in that rule.  I guess I was thinking that if an author writes more fics in that genre the following year, they should have a shot at still being the best author in that category?Obviously, I should have paid closer attention to the wording there.  I believe I may have nominated one or two authors that had won before, so I sincerely apologize!  Being relatively new to the site, I haven't read a whole lot of stories, but did feel like I'd read enough to participate and nominate. Though, maybe I hadn't read enough different authors to nominate in those particular categories.




I'm glad you pointed that out actually because that wording was something I had never really considered as confusing. We've kept the same rules year after year, but last year was the first that we added the author awards and I never really thought to add those two extra words into the rules preceding them. So thanks for that!


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: emilo on December 17, 2012, 06:54:02 PM
You're welcome.  I didn't want everyone thinking that those of us who might have nominated authors in the best author categories simply didn't care to follow instructions.  There was some honest misinterpretat ion-- on my part anyway :)


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: girlboo02 on December 18, 2012, 08:07:40 AM
Congrats to everyone who was nominated and thanks so much to whoever threw me in the mix. Makes me feel special. Lol


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: RokofAges75 on December 18, 2012, 09:04:26 PM
I can see how the author thing would be confusing.  I think as long as you're being consistent, either way is fine.  Lore had a good point about it being like the Oscars, where the same actor could win Best Actor more than once for different roles, but I've always viewed it more like Miss America - once you win that title, you've got bragging rights to it forever, but the following year, it's time to pass the crown to someone else.  That way, more people get to win, and no one can dominate the same category year after year.


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on December 19, 2012, 03:26:58 AM
Both Lore and Julie have a good point, and Julie is right either way is fine. But I just have a question, for example for Best Romance Author category, X won the award last year. So, this year she cannot win again even though a lot of people nominated her. Since she was taken off the list of nominees, Y wins this year. If you are writer Y, would you feel that you really deserve the award of being Best this year, even though majority of readers still thinks that writer X is still the Best romance author for this year?

Hopefully, my question makes sense. I don't want to start anything, I just want to ask that.  :-X


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: julilly on December 19, 2012, 04:12:11 AM
No, no, these are good things to discuss. These are all of our awards so I always appreciate any comments you guys have that may help to improve things going forward. Felix is ever changing and I think it should be, lest it get stagnant. Hence, the new categories this year based on last years feedback :)

I guess ultimately, in response to your comment Ritz, is that although Felix is held each year it's not specific to that year. So if X won in 2011, they always hold that title even if they continue to be the best the following year. But people can be nominated who didn't even write this year so maybe Y was the best in 2008 but didn't win, I think they're still deserving of the title (or chance at it anyway). In some ways it's restrictive because eventually you will run out of people unless more great authors come along but its like Julie said, you are crowned Miss America one year and the next year you pass it down.

I think we make up for that shortfall with the fact that X, who won in 2011, still has a shot of having their awesome new story win in the genre category. That still reflects on them as an author overall :)


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Rose on December 19, 2012, 04:32:39 AM
I can see both sides of it. I know I'd get annoyed by the idea of someone winning Best AU Writer (for example) year after year. That's a little insane lol, especially if say the person didn't even write anything that year. I like how this isn't time frame specific so once someone wins, others have a chance for their body of work over time.

If I made any sense haha.


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on December 20, 2012, 03:19:42 AM
Thanks for your answer, Julilly. So, it's like when you win Best Author, no matter which year, it just means that you really are good in that genre. I get it now... and yes, it would be better if previous winners are not allowed to win again, and give others the chance, after all they have been recognized already. :)


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: RokofAges75 on December 20, 2012, 06:41:52 AM
I just want to thank you ladies for setting rules that make sense and have clearly been thought through, and then enforcing them consistently.  That is just one of the reasons the Felix Awards are superior to most of the old-school awards from back in the day.  I hope they continue!


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Rose on December 20, 2012, 08:07:43 AM
Ditto to what Julie said. :)


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Pengi on December 20, 2012, 10:24:01 AM
What if it was just so that X author can't win multiple years in a row? For example, X won last year so they aren't eligible this year but next year X is back in the running. And/or the winner, X author, has to have been active within the year in order to be nominated for that year's award. I think maybe the author should also have to have a story nominated in that genre to win the genre author award.


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Carter-Orange on December 20, 2012, 12:15:22 PM
I just want to thank you ladies for setting rules that make sense and have clearly been thought through, and then enforcing them consistently.  That is just one of the reasons the Felix Awards are superior to most of the old-school awards from back in the day.  I hope they continue!

Agreed!


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: julilly on December 20, 2012, 03:31:41 PM
What if it was just so that X author can't win multiple years in a row? For example, X won last year so they aren't eligible this year but next year X is back in the running. And/or the winner, X author, has to have been active within the year in order to be nominated for that year's award. I think maybe the author should also have to have a story nominated in that genre to win the genre author award.

I think your first suggestion is pretty interesting! I think that's something that will definitely be considered should there be any future seasons.

For the other point... the reason we separated the story and author award was to open it up more so that if you like a specific romance by Mare (LOL!) but your favourite romance author is Jen then you are able to nominate them both without being required to nominate a story by Jen (in case perhaps she doesn't have one eligible). Restricting it to those who are nominated for the story awards would definitely make it easier for me though because no one would be able to submit their own noms :P


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: ForeverFrick on December 23, 2012, 09:12:57 PM
Thank you so, so, so much to whomever nominated me and Brian Potter.  :)  I'm so glad I just posted a new chapter for the first time in quite a long while.  I promise the story will be finished one day!  Haha. 


Congratulation s to all the nominees- so many good people and stories! 


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Tri on January 02, 2013, 09:19:49 PM
Congrats to all of the nominees!!  :)  Such a great group of talented writers.  It's great to see a lot of stories I've enjoyed reading on the list and authors I adore being recognized!

And a huge thank you to whoever nominated me!  It's definitely motivated me to finish this chapter I've been kicking around, haha...


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Chrissy on January 03, 2013, 01:19:04 PM
Just popping in to say thank you to whomever nominated On Nightingale Hill and On The Rails for the Most Creative category. It's nice to know that people are still thinking of my stories even though I haven't updated them in so long.......... and in a surge of inspiration, I updated with the next chapter of ONH! Good luck to everyone nominated~


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Rose on January 21, 2013, 11:51:45 PM
Now that voting's done, I can't wait for the Awards Ceremony! And thanks again to our fab mods for doing this :)


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: RokofAges75 on January 22, 2013, 06:08:14 AM
^ Ditto! :)


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Carter-Orange on January 22, 2013, 08:19:56 AM
Yes, I'm looking forward to the awards ceremony too, although I'm usually asleep when it's on and have to wait until morning :)


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: Dreamalittlebigger on January 27, 2013, 10:42:44 PM
I'm a little late to the party but whoever nominated me and my crazy story "Someone Like You", you're receiving hugs over the internet.
Ready?
 :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:

Kudos to the organizers too, I just read this whole thread re the rules and you rock for explaining the confusing bits!

Can't wait for the ceremony!


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: girlboo02 on February 07, 2013, 01:36:42 PM
any idea when the ceremony will be?


Title: Re: The Felix Awards 2012 nominees are...
Post by: mare on February 07, 2013, 02:50:12 PM
Whenever our banner maker finishes the banners is my guess. It should happen some time soon.