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Msg# 183

Story Nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 0:00:43 Topic ID# 183
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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Immortal

*Story Author: Ainaechoiriel

*Author's E-mail Address: ainae@earthlink.net

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=944263
or
http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr/stories/immortal.html

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Lord of the Rings
3rd: Hobbits
Subcategory (suggest something): 4th Age, Friendship, short story

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): (Rating for dying characters.
No actual death portrayed.)

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):Merry and Pippin,
approaching the end of their lives, have a request to make of Legolas.

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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Myth and Memory

*Story Author: Ainaechoiriel

*Author's E-mail Address: ainae@earthlink.net

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1256706
or
http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr/stories/mandm.html

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Rohan
2nd: Drama
3rd: Adventure
Subcategory (suggest something): War of the Ring, 1st Person narrative,
movie-verse, short story

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A (this is mainly for R's)

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A young door warden
of Rohan and his friend observe a certain Elf on the way to Helm's Deep.


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Namesake

*Story Author: Ainaechoiriel

*Author's E-mail Address: ainae@earthlink.net

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1359677

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Rohan
2nd: Drama
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): First Person narrative, vignette

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A companion piece
to author's other story, Myth and Memory. An old man speaks to his
grandchild, remembers a fallen friend.


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: The Lure of the Darkness

*Story Author: Ainaechoiriel

*Author's E-mail Address: ainae@earthlink.net

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1489653
or
http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr/stories/lure.html

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Horror
2nd: Drama
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something): Mirkwood, pre-WoTR

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Mirkwood Spiders

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Pre-WoTR: In the
time of the Necromancer, an Elf child goes missing. Legolas and a patrol go
looking for her.





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--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



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Msg# 184

Nomination Season is Open! Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 0:47:46 Topic ID# 117
As Administrator and Founder of the Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards, I hereby
declare the 2004 Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards to be open!

Let the nominations begin!

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 185

Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com May 01, 2004 - 1:10:32 Topic ID# 123
The following MEFAwards poll is now closed. Here are the
final results:


POLL QUESTION: What do you think of the proposed
schedule? Is 2 months too long for
Nomination Season?

CHOICES AND RESULTS
- No, It's just right, 6 votes, 50.00%
- No, make it longer, 0 votes, 0.00%
- Yes, 1 month would be fine, 6 votes, 50.00%



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Msg# 186

Story Nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 1:46:08 Topic ID# 183
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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: The Hamster

*Story Author: Dwimordene

*Author's E-mail Address: dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=2423&SPOrdinal=1

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Humor
2nd: Men
3rd: The Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Poetry

*Rating: G(?)

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Poe pastiche
silliness.
Obsession and the care and dealing with hamsters collide-welcome to
Denethor's world.




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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Roots

*Story Author: Dwimordene

*Author's E-mail Address: dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=26

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd: Adventure
3rd: Horror
Subcategory (suggest something): Pre-WoTR, friendship, gap-filler

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): violence

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
So when did Legolas meet Aragorn anyhow, and under what circumstances? Goes
from light to heavy and back again. Gap-filler set between Gollum's arrival
in Mirkwood and his interrogation; violent in places, plenty of fake elven
metaphysics, traces the beginnings of the friendship between Aragorn and
Legolas. Original characters, Gandalf, Gollum, and Thranduil also figure in
this fic.






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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Father and Sons

*Story Author: Dwimordene

*Author's E-mail Address: dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=6&SPOrdinal=1

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Men
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): gap-filler, Denethor and sons, Gondor

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):

Insight into LOTR's most famous dysfunctional family that covers a span of
years, from Faramir's adolescence through Sam and Frodo's journey through
Ithilien. The personal is political when you're the Steward and his family.
Starring: Boromir, Faramir, Denethor, and (to a lesser extent) Imrahil.


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Waiting, Wondering, Wandering, Wishing

*Story Author: Gonzai

*Author's E-mail Address: LCSTrish@aol.com

*Story URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=308&SPOrdinal=1

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Lord of the Rings
2nd: Drama
3rd: Hobbits
Subcategory (suggest something): missing scenes, friendship

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
A series of four missing scenes from Return of the King. Waiting - Faramir
and Merry await news of distant friends. Wondering - Pippin contemplates
being crushed under a troll while Gimli & Legolas search the Pelennor Fields
for survivors Wandering - Merry searches the camps for Pippin, while Aragorn
searches for Merry Wishing - Merry waits for the three injured hobbits to
recover. Much angst.







Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Closing the Book

*Story Author: Gonzai

*Author's E-mail Address: LCSTrish@aol.com

*Story URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=309&SPOrdinal=1

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Hobbits
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Friendship, Good-byes

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
After Sam departs for the Grey Havens, Merry and Pippin set out on their
final journey to Edoras and Gondor. Based on the timeline in Appendix B.
Angst and sadness.






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--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 187

Re: Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 1:47:13 Topic ID# 123
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 1:10 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Poll results for MEFAwards
>
>
> The following MEFAwards poll is now closed. Here are the
> final results:
>
>
> POLL QUESTION: What do you think of the proposed
> schedule? Is 2 months too long for
> Nomination Season?
>
> CHOICES AND RESULTS
> - No, It's just right, 6 votes, 50.00%
> - No, make it longer, 0 votes, 0.00%
> - Yes, 1 month would be fine, 6 votes, 50.00%

Since this one tied, Nomination Season has been shortened by 1/2 a month.
It's a compromise. Nomination Season will now end on June 15th. Everything
slides up by half a month.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 188

Thain of what? It's important to get this nailed down. Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 1:48:20 Topic ID# 188
Who can tell me the full title of the Thain. I'd hate for it to just be The
Thain Award. It's just so, well, short.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



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Msg# 189

Re: Story Nominations Posted by ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 1:51:00 Topic ID# 183
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:

This one is the real thing. I had it set to send at 12:01, while I
had the Nomination Season is Open! e-mail just sitting open. I was
going to send it at 12am. But I ended up talking to my housemate
until 12:30 and just remembered. Thus, the Season did start at
midnight.

> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
>
> *Story Title: The Hamster
>
> *Story Author: Dwimordene
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: dwimmer_laik@y...
>
> *Story URL:
> http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?
STID=2423&SPOrdinal=1
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

> *1st: Humor
> 2nd: Men
> 3rd: The Lord of the Rings
> Subcategory (suggest something): Poetry
>
> *Rating: G(?)
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A
>
> *Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Poe
pastiche
> silliness.
> Obsession and the care and dealing with hamsters collide-welcome to
> Denethor's world.
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
>
> *Story Title: Roots
>
> *Story Author: Dwimordene
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: dwimmer_laik@y...
>
> *Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=26
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

> *1st: Elves
> 2nd: Adventure
> 3rd: Horror
> Subcategory (suggest something): Pre-WoTR, friendship, gap-filler
>
> *Rating: R
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): violence
>
> *Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
> So when did Legolas meet Aragorn anyhow, and under what
circumstances? Goes
> from light to heavy and back again. Gap-filler set between Gollum's
arrival
> in Mirkwood and his interrogation; violent in places, plenty of
fake elven
> metaphysics, traces the beginnings of the friendship between
Aragorn and
> Legolas. Original characters, Gandalf, Gollum, and Thranduil also
figure in
> this fic.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
>
> *Story Title: Father and Sons
>
> *Story Author: Dwimordene
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: dwimmer_laik@y...
>
> *Story URL:
> http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?
STID=6&SPOrdinal=1
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

> *1st: Drama
> 2nd: Men
> 3rd: Lord of the Rings
> Subcategory (suggest something): gap-filler, Denethor and sons,
Gondor
>
> *Rating: PG
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A
>
> *Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
>
> Insight into LOTR's most famous dysfunctional family that covers a
span of
> years, from Faramir's adolescence through Sam and Frodo's journey
through
> Ithilien. The personal is political when you're the Steward and his
family.
> Starring: Boromir, Faramir, Denethor, and (to a lesser extent)
Imrahil.
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
>
> *Story Title: Waiting, Wondering, Wandering, Wishing
>
> *Story Author: Gonzai
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: LCSTrish@a...
>
> *Story URL:
> http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?
STID=308&SPOrdinal=1
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

> *1st: Lord of the Rings
> 2nd: Drama
> 3rd: Hobbits
> Subcategory (suggest something): missing scenes, friendship
>
> *Rating: PG
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A
>
> *Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
> A series of four missing scenes from Return of the King. Waiting -
Faramir
> and Merry await news of distant friends. Wondering - Pippin
contemplates
> being crushed under a troll while Gimli & Legolas search the
Pelennor Fields
> for survivors Wandering - Merry searches the camps for Pippin,
while Aragorn
> searches for Merry Wishing - Merry waits for the three injured
hobbits to
> recover. Much angst.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
>
> *Story Title: Closing the Book
>
> *Story Author: Gonzai
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: LCSTrish@a...
>
> *Story URL:
> http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?
STID=309&SPOrdinal=1
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

> *1st: Drama
> 2nd: Hobbits
> 3rd: Lord of the Rings
> Subcategory (suggest something): Friendship, Good-byes
>
> *Rating: PG
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A
>
> *Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
> After Sam departs for the Grey Havens, Merry and Pippin set out on
their
> final journey to Edoras and Gondor. Based on the timeline in
Appendix B.
> Angst and sadness.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
>
> "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond
said, "for
> it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
>
> http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
> Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 190

Ratings Posted by Sorne&Enros May 01, 2004 - 2:29:15 Topic ID# 10
Can I ask whether the ban on NC-17 fics is something that can be up for
negotiation, or is it something you are adament about? What are you using
as the criteria to distinguish between R and NC-17. I ask because I have a
couple of pieces that may fall outside the line without editing, and I'm not
sure that's a road I want to go down. I'm sure I'm not the only one.

And if this is not an 'adult' list, how are we going to work posting stories
with ratings above G?

I'm sorry if it's perhaps a bit late in the day to be raising this, the list
is moving so fast I'm finding it hard to keep up ( didn't even manage to
vote in the Orc category poll before it closed)

Sorne/Enros


-----Original Message-----
From: Ainaechoiriel [mailto:mefaadmin@earthlink.net]
Sent: 30 April 2004 15:22
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [MEFAwards] Re: Intros anyone?





> -----Original Message-----
> From: draborgieuk [mailto:ralph.henning@btinternet.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 8:21 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Intros anyone?
>
> Guess I'd better say my piece.
>
> Hi. I'm Grond (the Draborgie-thing is from an earlier
> persona). I'm UK based, and probably old enough to be
> everyone's Auntie, if not Granny. I write slash for bad-guys
> in an ever-increasing number of fandoms including LOTR (some
> of the others are a bit left-of-centre:
> Georgette Heyer, HP Lovecraft). My aim is to subvert, shock
> and titillate (probably in that order). Currently working on
> "Harry Potter" *cringe*.


Well, I don't know Yahoo's rules on subverting and shocking, but you'll
have
to keep the titillating to a minimum here. It's not an adult group. ;-)
And we wouldn't want to courrupt the list-mom's virgin eyes would we?

But nice to have you anyway! And the other new folks as well!

I will take this opportunity to state that part of the rules though, just
in
case someone here hasn't read the FAQ: G-R stories are eligible. NC-17's
are not. And while some really racy stories may be nominated and read,
the
comments must remain fit for a non-adult group. But remember also that
strange characters (~@#$%^, etc.) won't be counted in the comments. So,
play fast and loose with the euphemisms if you have to, folks!

> And I know a lot of you from other listings.
> *Waves*
> Grond

I've been seeing quite a few familiar "faces" here, and it makes me smile.
So do the new folks that I'm not familiar with. I want these awards to
reach farther than just the few LOTR-based groups I'm on.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said,
"for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com




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Msg# 191

Nominations Posted by shiekdesigner May 01, 2004 - 3:20:54 Topic ID# 191
I'm not sure I understood the categorization part so well. The
moderator can feel free to correct this if I made a mistake.

I was authorized to nominate these stories by the author.

___________________________________________________________

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas

*Story Title: I Return

*Story Author: Coriel

*Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1162

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: The Lord of the Rings
2nd: Drama
3rd: Elves

*Rating: PG (I am not familiar with the rating system, but besides
angst there isn't anything terrible or inappropriate in this story)

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The homeward
journey for Legolas, from Gondor to Greenwood and beyond. Some
insight into what the War of the Ring must have meant to the quietest
and oft neglected member of the Fellowship, together with his and
Gimli's subsequent efforts to achieve acceptance in opposing worlds.

___________________________________________________________________

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas

*Story Title: Secrets We Dare Not Tell

*Story Author: Coriel

*Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?
sid=1792&cid=7508

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Humor
2nd: Elves
3rd: Lord of the Rings

*Rating: as low a rating as they come.

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): (A quick bit
of off the wall humor, a whimsical gapfiller for I Return. A
dreadful "what-if".) Legolas is attending Gimli's personal
effects
the evening they both arrived in Lasgalen, when the unthinkable
happens . . .

_____________________________________________________________________

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas

*Story Title: Paths We Trod, Wrongs We Bore

*Story Author: Coriel

*Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=724

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Drama
2nd: Elves
3rd: The Silmarillion

*Rating: PG (?)

Rating reason: Violence

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Thranduil at
last makes up his mind to follow his family into the West, but first
he must confront again some of the slings and arrows of his past.
___________________________________________________________________

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas

*Story Title: Canst Though Forgive Me

*Story Author: Coriel

*Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=952

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Drama
2nd: Elves
3rd: The Silmarillion

*Rating: PG (? - again, it is very angsty and might be difficult to
read)

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): "Upon
Doriath a heavy charge had fallen. Melian sat long in silence beside
Thingol the King . . . and she knew that her parting from Thingol was
the forerunner of a greater parting, and that the doom of Doriath was
drawing nigh . . . The Nauglamir was retaken, and brought back in
bitter grief to Melian the Queen." (involving Thranduil and Melian)

_____________________________________________________________________

A question: Can I nominate an essay?

Msg# 192

Re: Categorizers: Are you ready? Posted by Soledad May 01, 2004 - 3:39:20 Topic ID# 176
Yeah, I am ready and willing. <g> And Romance/Horror/Mystery is fine
with me.

> And one of us can volunteer to take the one remaining category: The
Hobbit. Who wants it?

I can take The Hobbit if nobody else wants it.

> The way I see this working is this:

> When you see a nomination come in, and it has the 1st choice
category as one of your assignments, grab it.

Nominations will be coming in as regular group posts, right? Or am I
misunderstanding something?

> Copy and paste it somewhere if you like. Put it in an Excel
Spreadsheet or a table in Word, etc. I'm going to go with the
spreadsheet, because I like to be able to easily sort things
alphabetically. If anyone has Excel, but doesn't know how to make a
spreadsheet, I can make one up blank and send it to you. Just let me
know.

I do have Excel, but I never used it in my life. Is it very hard to
learn, when you've sent me a blank one?

> Okay, so now you've got the information in the spreadsheet.

Just a minute. Will this information contain everything that is on
the nomination form?

> Be sure to also put it in the Nominations table in the Databases
area of the Yahoo Site.

You see, this is the first thing I understand completely. <g>

> That is mainly to help people know if a story has already been
nominated, so that should go up pretty quick.

Right. That's a very good idea.

> As you begin to gather nominations, you should perhaps start seeing
some similarities and groupings. Some nominators and/or authors will
suggest subcategories (such as Poetry or Filk). You may need to
follow a link just to get an idea of what kind of story it is. Start
grouping them together.

Okay, I'll wait with *that* one until the nominations actually show
up.

> If an author wants to change the suggested category, let them.
Forward that nomination on to whoever is assigned to that category.

Okay, that seems clear enough.

> By the end of the Nomination Season, we should have at least a
starting idea of the subcategories. Then we'll go over them all,
checking for the 5 X 2 rule (five stories by at least two authors)
for viability. Any subcategory that can't make the 5 X 2 will have to
be tweaked, maybe merged into the main category or moved into a
similarly fitting category or subcategory.

Uhhh... okay, I'll ask for details when it becomes necessary. I
*think* I understand what you mean, just having heavy issues with
English at the moment...

> Good luck!

I think we'll need that. I've never done anything like this in my
life. But it sounds fun. :))

Soledad

Msg# 193

Story Nominations #1 Posted by Soledad May 01, 2004 - 4:20:55 Topic ID# 193
All right, I hope I haven't missed up the categorization. That would
be a shame, but not the least surprising...

*****************************
Story Nomination Form #1:


*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Of Fire and Stars

*Story Author: Gecco

*Author's E-mail Address: youko@pacbell.net

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1367103

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: The Hobbit
2nd: Drama
3rd: Adventure
Subcategory (suggest something): Dwarves

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): (Rating for violence.)

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): What was
Gimli doing during The Hobbit? This is one possible answer.

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Story Nomination Form #2:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Keystone

*Story Author: Wild Iris (I have the authors approval to nominate
this story)

*Author's E-mail Address: gemma@helical-library.net

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1139614

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd: N/A
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Mirkwood stories

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Thranduil
has his caves built in Mirkwood.


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Story Nomination Form #3:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: The Gondolin Guiness

*Story Author: Earonn (I have the author's approval to nominate this
story)

*Author's E-mail Address: Earonn@gmx.de

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1625301

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Humour
2nd: Elves
3rd: The Silmarillion
Subcategory (suggest something): Parody

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A hilarious
parody piece.


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Story Nomination Form #4:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Dreamwalkers

*Story Author: Soledad

*Author's E-mail Address: annaliess@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1798537

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Mystery
2nd: Romance
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something): Valinor, after the Ring War

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Gildor/Celebrimbor

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): After the
Ring War, Gildor finally sails to Valinor. But will the reunion is
not what he has hoped for.

************************

This was Nomination sheet #1. More coming up, soon

Soledad

Msg# 194

Story Nominations #2 Posted by Soledad May 01, 2004 - 4:50:26 Topic ID# 194
Here is some more.

************************

Nomination form #1:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Messengers

*Story Author: Shakes

*Author's E-mail Address: CWHorst@t-online.de

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=743200

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Adventure
2nd: Men
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Gondor

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The Battle
in Osgiliath, prior to the Ring War.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Nomination form #2:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Arda Unmarred
Note: I'm only nominating Chapter 1, as this is a multiple-author
fic. Only Chapter 1 is
written by the author named below

*Story Author: Casey Toh

*Author's E-mail Address: skyfiery@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=833170

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Mystery
2nd: Adventure
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something): Last Battle (Dagor Dagorath)-fic

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): One
interpretation of the Last Battle that results the re-shaping of the
world.

----------------------------------------------------------------


Nomination form #3:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: The Return of the Minstrel

*Story Author: Soledad

*Author's E-mail Address: annaliess@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=862221

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Mystery
2nd: Romance
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something): Valinor

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Erestor/Lindir,
Eönwë/Glorfindel (sort of)

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Another
interpretation of the Last Battle that results the re-shaping of the
world.

----------------------------------------------------------------


Nomination form #4:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Frozen Flower

*Story Author: Soledad

*Author's E-mail Address: annaliess@hotmail.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=662141

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Rohan
2nd: Adventure
3rd: The Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Éowyn, WIP

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): What was
Éowyn doing in Dunharg during TTT?

----------------------------------------------------------------

TBC

Soledad

Msg# 195

Story Nominations #3 Posted by Soledad May 01, 2004 - 5:14:07 Topic ID# 195
I told you there will be more. <g> Sorry for floading the list with
my nominations, but I won't have the time to do it later, so I have
to get them out as quickly as I can.

***********************

Nomination form #1:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Mortal Shores

*Story Author: Vorondis

*Author's E-mail Address: folcrepel@hotmail.com

*Story URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?
STID=259&SPOrdinal=1

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: The Silmarillion
2nd: Númenor
3rd: Adventure
Subcategory (suggest something): Second Age story

*Rating: PG-13, most likely (HASA has no ratings, so I can't be sure)

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Gil-galad/OC, sort of – yes, I
know this is not a romance, but the relationship is a significant
part of the plot.

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Gil-galad
gets some help from Númenor against Sauron. But what is the price?

----------------------------------------------------------------

Nomination form #2:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Motherless

*Story Author: Isabeau of Greenlea

*Author's E-mail Address: Ejackamack@aol.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1274353

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Men
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Gondor

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Prince
Imrahil's family struggles to deal with the loss of their mother.

----------------------------------------------------------------


Nomination form #3:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Sons of Twilight and Starlight

*Story Author: Soledad

*Author's E-mail Address: annaliess@hotmail.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=816352

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something): Maiar

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Eönwë/Glorfindel

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): After the
last battle of the War of Wrath, Eönwë has a thoughtful moment.
Elrond and Elros have a cameo.

----------------------------------------------------------------


Nomination form #4:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Twisted Paths of Fate

*Story Author: Soledad

*Author's E-mail Address: annaliess@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=911775

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something): Second Age story, Maiar

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Elrond/Gildor, Galdor/Voronwë
(sort of)

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): During the
Sea Festival in Círdan's palace, some old friends are reunited and
some friendships are broken. Look out for an appearance of Uinen,
Lady of the Seas, and her spouse, Ossë.

----------------------------------------------------------------

TBC

Soledad

Msg# 196

Story Nominations #4 Posted by Soledad May 01, 2004 - 5:39:33 Topic ID# 196
This is the last bunch for a while, I promise.
Question: did I understand rightly that older stories can be
nominated next year as well, assuming they haven't been nominated
this year? Just to make sure...

***********************
Nomination form #1:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Changing Perceptions

*Story Author: Nerwen Calaelen

*Author's E-mail Address: jen_brett42@yahoo.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1279068

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Adventure
3rd: Men
Subcategory (suggest something): Other Cultures

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The end of
the Ring War and the changes that occur as a result of it for the
mysterious land of Khand.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Nomination form #2:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: The Continuing Leaf

*Story Author: WatcherChild

*Author's E-mail Address: watcherchild@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1020648

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd: Adventure
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something): Second Age story

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Glorfindel
sets foot upon Middle-earth again and tries to adjust to a changed
world.

----------------------------------------------------------------


Nomination form #3:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: The Dying Stone

*Story Author: Soledad

*Author's E-mail Address: annaliess@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1001386

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: The Silmarillion
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something): Valinor, Maiar

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/C

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/C

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): After the
Kinslaying in Alqualondë, Olwë mourns over his beautiful city.

----------------------------------------------------------------


Nomination form #4:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Of Elflings and Mice

*Story Author: Soledad

*Author's E-mail Address: annaliess@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1260323

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd: N/A
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Mirkwood, Second Age story

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A short
glimpse into Legolas' childhood.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Msg# 197

Database questions Posted by Soledad May 01, 2004 - 6:05:35 Topic ID# 197
I've put the nominated stories in all the categories assigned to me
into the data table. Questions:

1. We are supposed to handle the stories based on 1st choice
category, right?

2. What does the "Approved by Staff?" field mean? If staff members
are the ones who put the stories there in the first place wouldn't
that be self-explanatory? Or am I misunderstanding something?

Soledad

Msg# 198

Ainaechoiriel - is there a broken link here? Posted by Jo Dancingtree May 01, 2004 - 7:31:28 Topic ID# 183
I was just looking through the nominations & decided to read "Waiting, Wondering, Wandering, Wishing" - but when I clicked th link, it brought up a whole page of stories on HASA (first page out of 1000+ stories!). I guess I could do a search for the title, but I'm guessing that the link is intended to take readers directly to the story nominated?

Just wanted to let you know - how exciting to have the nominations open!

jo







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Msg# 199

Nomination Posted by beleg1cuthalion May 01, 2004 - 7:32:54 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:

*Story Title:

*Story Author: jodancingtree

*Author's E-mail Address: jodancongtree@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1286

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st:Drama
2nd:Hobbits
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating:PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
It's an AU-story: Frodo doesn't leave Middle Earth, but wanders
with Radagast the Wizard to Mordor, to heal the land and to be
healed hinself/ A sequel to "Another way of leaving"

Msg# 200

A question about nominations Posted by tavia0 May 01, 2004 - 8:35:57 Topic ID# 200
I've skimmed the rules & FAQ, but didn't see an answer, so I thought
I'd ask here ... May one nominate more than one story in a given
category? Are there any limits?

Cheers
Tavia

Msg# 201

Hi, there Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 01, 2004 - 8:51:57 Topic ID# 201
Hi, everyone! I've decided to go ahead and make time for this since it sounds like more fun than a barrel of monkeys. :)

Coriel





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"I have loved justice, and hated iniquity; therefore I die in exile."
~ Pope Gregory VII


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Msg# 202

Re: Ainaechoiriel - is there a broken link here? Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 10:25:27 Topic ID# 183
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jo Dancingtree [mailto:jodancingtree@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 7:31 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Ainaechoiriel - is there a broken link here?
>
> I was just looking through the nominations & decided to read
> "Waiting, Wondering, Wandering, Wishing" - but when I clicked
> th link, it brought up a whole page of stories on HASA (first
> page out of 1000+ stories!). I guess I could do a search for
> the title, but I'm guessing that the link is intended to take
> readers directly to the story nominated?

I'll check it out. I think we can go back to the nominator for such
things. Yes, the reader needs to know where to find the story to read it.

> Just wanted to let you know - how exciting to have the
> nominations open!

Thanks.

--Ainaechoiriel
Who is going to have a lot of little To Do flags in her e-mail today. :-)

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 203

Re: A question about nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 10:27:18 Topic ID# 200
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tavia0 [mailto:the_espresso_addict@fireflyuk.net]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 8:35 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] A question about nominations
>
> I've skimmed the rules & FAQ, but didn't see an answer, so I
> thought I'd ask here ... May one nominate more than one story
> in a given category? Are there any limits?

No limits at all! Nominate away!

I'll check the FAQ later.

Bye now, breakfast calls, and so does the Post Office.

(However, I am in a great mood and want to share why: A new low in my diet!
I have now lost 16.5 pounds! Check out the photo in my profile. That dress
is big on me now!)

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 204

Re: Database questions Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 10:27:54 Topic ID# 197
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Soledad [mailto:annaliess@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 6:05 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Database questions
>
> I've put the nominated stories in all the categories assigned
> to me into the data table. Questions:
>
> 1. We are supposed to handle the stories based on 1st choice
> category, right?
>
> 2. What does the "Approved by Staff?" field mean? If staff
> members are the ones who put the stories there in the first
> place wouldn't that be self-explanatory? Or am I
> misunderstanding something?

Honestly, as yet, I don't remember! But I can't hang around here just yet
today. Gotta run some errands while the post office is open. I promise to
try and answer every question later!

Just making a quick run through right now.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 205

Re: Database questions Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 10:30:02 Topic ID# 197
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Soledad [mailto:annaliess@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 6:05 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Database questions
>
> I've put the nominated stories in all the categories assigned
> to me into the data table. Questions:
>
> 1. We are supposed to handle the stories based on 1st choice
> category, right?

I remembered! So I came back to answer this one and the other again.

Yes, first choice.

> 2. What does the "Approved by Staff?" field mean? If staff
> members are the ones who put the stories there in the first
> place wouldn't that be self-explanatory? Or am I
> misunderstanding something?

It means that the nomination was complete! For instance, my broken URL for
WWWW by Gonzai. It shouldn't get an Approved by Staff "Yes" just yet. I've
got to fix the link.

Gonz, you gotta it somewhere? If not I'll look it up when I get back.

Bye again!

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 206

Re: Nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 10:49:04 Topic ID# 191
> -----Original Message-----
> From: shiekdesigner [mailto:shunit1@netvision.net.il]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 3:20 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Nominations
>
>
> I'm not sure I understood the categorization part so well.
> The moderator can feel free to correct this if I made a mistake.
>
> I was authorized to nominate these stories by the author.

Forward me an e-mail from the author saying so. Thanks.


> A question: Can I nominate an essay?

Sure. Where the form says "Suggested Subcategory" or whatever it actually
says, type "Essay". Who knows there might be enough for a viable category.


--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 207

Re: Categorizers: Are you ready? Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 11:13:10 Topic ID# 176
Okay, got a few minutes while I wait for a friend to come over. Errands are
more fun with a friend. ;-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Soledad [mailto:annaliess@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 3:39 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Categorizers: Are you ready?
>
> Yeah, I am ready and willing. <g> And Romance/Horror/Mystery
> is fine with me.

Good to hear!

> I can take The Hobbit if nobody else wants it.

Great! Thanks!

> > The way I see this working is this:
>
> > When you see a nomination come in, and it has the 1st choice
> category as one of your assignments, grab it.
>
> Nominations will be coming in as regular group posts, right? Or am I
> misunderstanding something?

Yes! As regular posts. With Nomination somewhere in the subject line I
would hope, but still they'll be fairly obvious.

> I do have Excel, but I never used it in my life. Is it very hard to
> learn, when you've sent me a blank one?

I put a blank one in the Files section, Forms and Ballots folder.
Right-click the title and choose Save Target As and save it to your hard
drive somewhere you can easily find it. Oh wait, I'll send you one with four
tabs for your for catagories. I'll even label them for you.

I don't think you need to make it hard. Just copy the information in. I
think the only field that isn't on the spreadsheet is Nominator's Name,
because, well, we don't need it for voting!

> Just a minute. Will this information contain everything that is on
> the nomination form?

Yes.

> > Be sure to also put it in the Nominations table in the Databases
> area of the Yahoo Site.
>
> You see, this is the first thing I understand completely. <g>

I'm glad. If nothing else, we have this for a backup, and I plan on keeping
all the nominations posts for back-up reasons also.

> Right. That's a very good idea.

If we get duplicates, it's not a big deal. Just read them over; they might
have a better summary or something. Then move on to the next nomination. We
don't need to record more than one per story/essay/poem, etc.


> > As you begin to gather nominations, you should perhaps start seeing
> some similarities and groupings. Some nominators and/or authors will
> suggest subcategories (such as Poetry or Filk). You may need to
> follow a link just to get an idea of what kind of story it is. Start
> grouping them together.
>
> Okay, I'll wait with *that* one until the nominations actually show
> up.

Yeah, let that one wait.

> > By the end of the Nomination Season, we should have at least a
> starting idea of the subcategories. Then we'll go over them all,
> checking for the 5 X 2 rule (five stories by at least two authors)
> for viability. Any subcategory that can't make the 5 X 2 will have to
> be tweaked, maybe merged into the main category or moved into a
> similarly fitting category or subcategory.
>
> Uhhh... okay, I'll ask for details when it becomes necessary. I
> *think* I understand what you mean, just having heavy issues with
> English at the moment...

That can wait for a month and a half!

> I think we'll need that. I've never done anything like this in my
> life. But it sounds fun. :))

Well, I will call on my experience of recording all the answers to a survey
after Joss Whedon et al killed Doyle on Angel. 1100 responses we got in one
month! I put them all into an Access database. Exported the database into
Excel to make graphs. Took the info and the graphs into PowerPoint to make
a presentation and then converted that to HTML (PowerPoint, thankfully, did
that for me) and put it up on the web.

I suppose if I can do that, I can do this. Right? ;-)

--Ainaechoiriel
And the survey is still on the web if you'd like to see it. I think.

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 208

Incomplete Nominations? What do we do? Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 11:19:27 Topic ID# 208
For starters, if necessary fields are blank, e-mail the Nominator directly
and ask them to submit it again.

If a link is broken, just don't Approve the nomination yet (in the Database
table). Contact the Nominator and get them to supply a clean link.

If the e-mail address of the author doesn't work: same thing as broken link.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 209

Permission by author Posted by beleg1cuthalion May 01, 2004 - 11:22:09 Topic ID# 209
I just nominated a story by Jodancingtree ("Following the other
wizard" ), and I naturally have the permission of the author, Do
you need a proof of that fact?

Msg# 210

Re: Ainaechoiriel - is there a broken link here? Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 11:26:01 Topic ID# 183
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jo Dancingtree [mailto:jodancingtree@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 7:31 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Ainaechoiriel - is there a broken link here?
>
> I was just looking through the nominations & decided to read
> "Waiting, Wondering, Wandering, Wishing" - but when I clicked
> th link, it brought up a whole page of stories on HASA (first
> page out of 1000+ stories!). I guess I could do a search for
> the title, but I'm guessing that the link is intended to take
> readers directly to the story nominated?
>

I think there may be something wrong with HASA today. Only the main page
will come up on one of my computers, and nothing on the other. I can't look
up an author or a genre or anything.

It may not be my link. I'll check later.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 211

Re: Ainaechoiriel - is there a broken link here? Posted by sulriel May 01, 2004 - 11:33:20 Topic ID# 183
I think HASA is down. I haven't been able to get in in several hours.

as for links, I tried to follow a saved link (not here, from
somewhere else) and got the list of all stories rather than the title
page. I guessing that it has something to do with the upgrade and
that the saved links need to be checked and updated.

Congrats! on the 16.5lbs! Love that pic!!


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jo Dancingtree [mailto:jodancingtree@y...]
> > Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 7:31 AM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] Ainaechoiriel - is there a broken link here?
> >
> > I was just looking through the nominations & decided to read
> > "Waiting, Wondering, Wandering, Wishing" - but when I clicked
> > th link, it brought up a whole page of stories on HASA (first
> > page out of 1000+ stories!). I guess I could do a search for
> > the title, but I'm guessing that the link is intended to take
> > readers directly to the story nominated?
> >
>
> I think there may be something wrong with HASA today. Only the
main page
> will come up on one of my computers, and nothing on the other. I
can't look
> up an author or a genre or anything.
>
> It may not be my link. I'll check later.
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
>
> "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond
said, "for
> it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
>
> http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
> Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 212

Re: Permission by author Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 11:36:26 Topic ID# 209
> -----Original Message-----
> From: beleg1cuthalion [mailto:beleg1cuthalion@yahoo.de]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 11:22 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Permission by author
>
> I just nominated a story by Jodancingtree ("Following the
> other wizard" ), and I naturally have the permission of the
> author, Do you need a proof of that fact?

Yep, for documentation's sake, forward them to me directly:
mefaadmin@earthlink.net.

Also, for anyone who nominates their own stuff, that pretty much means they
approve. Go ahead, Categorizer, and put them in the Author Approval
database.

Thanks.

Msg# 213

Yes, HASA down (Re: Ainaechoiriel - is there a broken link here? Posted by dwimmer\_laik May 01, 2004 - 11:37:12 Topic ID# 183
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "sulriel" <Sulriel@h...> wrote:
>
> I think HASA is down. I haven't been able to get in in several hours.
> > It may not be my link. I'll check later.

Just talked with Ang. She's on it.

Dwim

Msg# 214

Yes, HASA down (Re: Ainaechoiriel - is there a broken link here? Posted by sulriel May 01, 2004 - 11:41:51 Topic ID# 183
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "dwimmer_laik" <dwimmer_laik@y...>
wrote:> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "sulriel" <Sulriel@h...>
wrote:
> >
> > I think HASA is down. I haven't been able to get in in several
hours.> > > It may not be my link. I'll check later.>
> Just talked with Ang. She's on it.
>
> Dwim


I guessed that she was on it pretty quickly, but it is good to hear.

Msg# 215

Some confusion Posted by Soledad May 01, 2004 - 12:22:25 Topic ID# 215
A practical note:

I thank the staff member who did the approval thing for my story "The
Return of the Minstrel", but I think we are mixing up something. That
story was nominated in the category "Mystery", and unless I'm
mistaken, that category was assigned to me?

It's sometimes not easy to keep up with the quick changes. <g>
I'm away for preparing lunch and doing the laundry, and the posts
have doubled themselves...

Soledad

Msg# 216

Re: Some confusion Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 13:35:21 Topic ID# 215
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Soledad [mailto:annaliess@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 12:22 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Some confusion
>
> A practical note:
>
> I thank the staff member who did the approval thing for my
> story "The Return of the Minstrel", but I think we are mixing
> up something. That story was nominated in the category
> "Mystery", and unless I'm mistaken, that category was assigned to me?

Sorry, that was me. I thought it said Elves. But then I was rather bouncy
this morning. Let me look again. Okay, I think I just titles mixed up. Of
Elflings and Mice, which is Elves, is what I put in my spreadsheet. Must
have gotten goofy in my copying and pasting somewhere. Looks like it's all
straight now though.

> It's sometimes not easy to keep up with the quick changes.
> <g> I'm away for preparing lunch and doing the laundry, and
> the posts have doubled themselves...

Yep, I know we won't all be on the net 24/7 so there will probably be
duplications. We just only need to record one nomination per story.

My goal is: No matter what, no stress! Stress has caused me enough damage
already. ;-)

All's well that ends well, as we say.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 217

New Member Posted by fan81981 May 01, 2004 - 13:51:11 Topic ID# 217
Hello all,

My name is Fan81981 (or Saleha Shafiq as my parents call me when they are in a temper - if you can't pronounce it, that's okay - not many people can).

I am a fanfic writer in training and a reader by obession. If you are interested in what I have written you can find it at ff.net or Stories of Arda.

These awards sounded like a good idea and I wanted to do my bit to help authors get the feedback they deserve.

I am going to go read the FAQ again and I soon as I understand them - and then nomimate a few (or more) of my favourites.

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Msg# 218

permission Posted by Jo Dancingtree May 01, 2004 - 15:15:24 Topic ID# 208
Ok, I don't know quite where to send my permission for belegcuthalion to nominate my story, "Following the Other Wizard" -- so here it is. She has my permission, and my thanks, and I'm tickled to death about it. Is there somebody else I should tell about this, other than the whole list?

jodancingtree







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Msg# 219

nominating a Thranduil essay Posted by shiekdesigner May 01, 2004 - 17:01:01 Topic ID# 219
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:

*Story Title: A Case of Mistaken Identity

*Story Author: Coriel

*Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net


*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1476

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Elves

Subcategory (suggest something): essay

*Rating: None needed.

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The True
Colors of Thranduil as Shown and Proven in Canon: a short essay.

Msg# 220

Re: Nominating a Thranduil essay Posted by shiekdesigner May 01, 2004 - 17:15:55 Topic ID# 220
Sorry about that! I forgot to put my name in...
________________________

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas


*Story Title: A Case of Mistaken Identity

*Story Author: Coriel

*Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@o...


*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1476

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Elves

Subcategory (suggest something): essay

*Rating: None needed.

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The True
Colors of Thranduil as Shown and Proven in Canon: a short essay.

Msg# 221

MEFA nomination #5 Posted by Chathol-linn May 01, 2004 - 17:30:45 Topic ID# 221
Hello, here is my nomination form. Hope I am doing this correctly. I am
not sure if "nomination 5" in the title line is correct, so please
excuse! Regards - Chathol-linn

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Chathol-linn

*Story Title: Rescue of the Rowan

*Story Author Chathol-linn

*Author's E-mail Address: chathollinn@comcast.net

*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=778

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: adventure
2nd: n/a
3rd: n/a
Subcategory (suggest something): Poetry

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only) N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A dream. Two
Mortal children fall to Rivendell, where Elrond tests their powers








---------------------------------------------------------------





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Msg# 222

Re: permission Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 17:33:09 Topic ID# 208
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jo Dancingtree [mailto:jodancingtree@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 3:15 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] permission
>
> Ok, I don't know quite where to send my permission for
> belegcuthalion to nominate my story, "Following the Other
> Wizard" -- so here it is. She has my permission, and my
> thanks, and I'm tickled to death about it. Is there somebody
> else I should tell about this, other than the whole list?
>
> jodancingtree

You can send them to me personally. Or the list. Either way I get them.

Thanks.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 223

Re: permission Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 17:47:22 Topic ID# 208
Oh, you might want also to send this to Viv, since belegcuthalion's
nomination didn't actually the story title in it.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jo Dancingtree [mailto:jodancingtree@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 3:15 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] permission
>
> Ok, I don't know quite where to send my permission for
> belegcuthalion to nominate my story, "Following the Other
> Wizard" -- so here it is. She has my permission, and my
> thanks, and I'm tickled to death about it. Is there somebody
> else I should tell about this, other than the whole list?
>
> jodancingtree
>
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Msg# 224

Third atttempt... Posted by beleg1cuthalion May 01, 2004 - 18:03:15 Topic ID# 224
I nominated "Following the Other Wizard" this afternoon, but I
forgot my name and the name of the story. So I tried again, but
my second attempt didn't appear anywhere. So... this is attempt
No. 3...

ADVERTISEMENT
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: belegcuthalion

*Story Title: "Following the Other Wizard"

*Story Author: jodancingtree

*Author's E-mail Address: jodancongtree@y...

*Story URL:
http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1286

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st:Drama
2nd:Hobbits
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating:PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
It's an AU-story: Frodo doesn't leave Middle Earth, but wanders
with Radagast the Wizard to Mordor, to heal the land and to be
healed hinself/ A sequel to "Another way of leaving"

As I can see, you have already received the permission of the
author.

Msg# 225

Re: Third atttempt... Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 19:01:18 Topic ID# 224
Looks fine now. Thanks!

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: beleg1cuthalion [mailto:beleg1cuthalion@yahoo.de]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 6:03 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Third atttempt...
>
> I nominated "Following the Other Wizard" this afternoon, but
> I forgot my name and the name of the story. So I tried again,
> but my second attempt didn't appear anywhere. So... this is
> attempt No. 3...
>
> ADVERTISEMENT
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: belegcuthalion
>
> *Story Title: "Following the Other Wizard"
>
> *Story Author: jodancingtree
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: jodancongtree@y...
>
> *Story URL:
> http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1286
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> *1st:Drama 2nd:Hobbits
> 3rd: Lord of the Rings
> Subcategory (suggest something):
>
> *Rating:PG
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
>
> *Romance Parners (for Romances Only)
>
> *Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
> It's an AU-story: Frodo doesn't leave Middle Earth, but
> wanders with Radagast the Wizard to Mordor, to heal the land
> and to be healed hinself/ A sequel to "Another way of leaving"
>
> As I can see, you have already received the permission of the author.
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Msg# 226

Re: Ainaechoiriel - is there a broken link here? Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 19:03:40 Topic ID# 183
HASA seems to be back up now. And here is the link to Gonzai's story:

http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=308

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: sulriel [mailto:Sulriel@htcomp.net]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 11:32 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Ainaechoiriel - is there a broken link here?
>
>
> I think HASA is down. I haven't been able to get in in several hours.
>
> as for links, I tried to follow a saved link (not here, from
> somewhere else) and got the list of all stories rather than the title
> page. I guessing that it has something to do with the upgrade and
> that the saved links need to be checked and updated.
>
> Congrats! on the 16.5lbs! Love that pic!!
>
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Jo Dancingtree [mailto:jodancingtree@y...]
> > > Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 7:31 AM
> > > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > > Subject: [MEFAwards] Ainaechoiriel - is there a broken link here?
> > >
> > > I was just looking through the nominations & decided to read
> > > "Waiting, Wondering, Wandering, Wishing" - but when I clicked th
> > > link, it brought up a whole page of stories on HASA
> (first page out
> > > of 1000+ stories!). I guess I could do a search for the
> title, but
> > > I'm guessing that the link is intended to take readers
> directly to
> > > the story nominated?
> > >
> >
> > I think there may be something wrong with HASA today. Only the
> main page
> > will come up on one of my computers, and nothing on the other. I
> can't look
> > up an author or a genre or anything.
> >
> > It may not be my link. I'll check later.
> >
> > --Ainaechoiriel
> >
> > "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond
> said, "for
> > it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
> >
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Msg# 227

Nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 19:28:47 Topic ID# 191
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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Folk of a Different Race

*Story Author: Lemur

*Author's E-mail Address: lemur710@aol.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1102337

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Lord of the Rings
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Gimli-Legolas friendship

*Rating:

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
Grieving over the loss of Gandalf, Legolas and Gimli each remember his words
at the doors of Moria, to be friends to each other. Despite seeing it an
impossible task, they both set out to do as Gandalf wished.



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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Knife Work

*Story Author: Thundera Tiger

*Author's E-mail Address: swordofomens@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1110291

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Lord of the Rings
2nd: Adventure
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): violence

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Vignette set in the middle of Helm's Deep. A quick explanation for something
odd that happens in the middle of the Orc-killing game between Legolas and
Gimli. Aragorn and Eomer appear, too.


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Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Leaf and Branch
*Story Author: JastaElf
*Author's E-mail Address: jastaelf@yahoo.com
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=62
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Elves
3rd: Horror
Subcategory (suggest something): Pre-WOTR, Mirkwood story
*Rating: PG
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): violence
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Elrond and his sons assist the Elves of Mirkwood in an attempt to rescue a
very young Prince who has been captured by Orcs.
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Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: The Fanfic Lounge: The Two Towers
*Story Author: CNell
*Author's E-mail Address: CNyel@aol.com
*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1252035
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Humor
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Alternate Universe, parody
*Rating: PG
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Mary Sue attacks, Angst!Frodo, gender switching, horse stampedes - and this
is just what happens before lunch.

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Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: The Fanfic Lounge: The Lord of the Rings
*Story Author: CNell
*Author's E-mail Address: CNyel@aol.com
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=339
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Humor
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Alternate Universe, parody
*Rating: PG
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
The members of the Fellowship (along with two special guest stars) must find
a way to keep the world of fanfiction from being overwhelmed by LotR
stories.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
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Msg# 228

Hi Ainae - another VSQ, a couple in fact Posted by lindorien2000 May 01, 2004 - 19:46:30 Topic ID# 228
You wanted me to count things?

I'll count things. That's fine. Just tell me what to count, I'll count it.

Are we only supposed to nominate stories by people in this group?
Is there going to be a listing of nominations in the files section?
The nomination period is a couple of months long, right?

Thanks,
Lindorien

Msg# 229

Nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 19:50:43 Topic ID# 191
----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: The Story of Legolas and Enoreth

*Story Author: CNell

*Author's E-mail Address: CNyel@aol.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=906316

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Humor
2nd: Adventure
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Parody, Alternate Universe

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Violence

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Can Legolas get through this twisted fairy tale without losing his sanity?
This story will make heaps more sense if you've first read "The Fanfic
Lounge: The Lord of the Rings." Or you can just read this one on its own and
revel in the confusion. ;o)
----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Veiling of the Sun
*Story Author: Maggie (M.N. Theis)
*Author's E-mail Address: mntheis@rochester.rr.com
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=172
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: The Lord of the Rings
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): What-if/AU, torture
*Rating: PG-13
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): graphic violence
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
A twist of faite during the events at Parth Galen leaves Boromir alive and
desparately seeking the One Ting. Succumbing to the dark seducition of the
Ring, Boromir joins league with Sauron's forces as Legolas is captured by
Saruman's Uruk-hai. The res tof the Fellowship struggle to remain together,
traveling across the Plains of Rohan in hopes of recovering their lost
members, and the quest to destory the Ring becomes a more trying journey
than any imagined.
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Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: E cared haniant tîn mîl
*Story Author: PuterPatty
*Author's E-mail Address: PuterPatty@mn.rr.com
*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1288673
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Elves
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Song-inspired, short story, Pre-WoTR,
Mirkwood
*Rating: PG
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
During a late first snow of the year 3018 T. A., Thranduil remembers a gift
of love from Legolas to his mother.
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Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: The Fire Sermon
*Story Author: Altariel
*Author's E-mail Address: fic@qresearch.org.uk
*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=578654
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: Men
Subcategory (suggest something): gapfiller, War of the Ring
*Rating: G
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Faramir/Eowyn
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
A gapfiller set during RotK. Faramir and Eowyn in the Houses of Healing.
Companion piece to 'What the Thunder Said'.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Sting
*Story Author: TreeHugger
*Author's E-mail Address: AnakinS@aol.com
*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1233315
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Lord of the Rings
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Bilbo, Glorfindel
*Rating: G
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Bilbo learns of the origins of his little sword from Glorfindel.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com





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Msg# 230

Re: Request for new story Posted by Marta May 01, 2004 - 19:51:41 Topic ID# 230
I'd like to suggest a new category: poetry.

I'm not sure if you want to split it up, but I'd really like to see a
poetry-specific category. Really, I'd like to see this split into two
categories: high and low. High would be a piece dealing with a great
event, the kind you record in history; low would be those events that
are more everyday. The difference between, say, Legolas singing about
Luthien Tinuviel and Pippin singing about how Will Whitfoot's song fell
all around him. But I'm not sure how to formalise that distinction.

Cheers,
Marta

Msg# 231

Re: Hi Ainae - another VSQ, a couple in fact Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 19:53:14 Topic ID# 228
> -----Original Message-----
> From: lindorien2000 [mailto:lindorien@cox.net]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 7:46 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Hi Ainae - another VSQ, a couple in fact
>
> You wanted me to count things?

Yes Votes, but that's not for a few months.

> I'll count things. That's fine. Just tell me what to count,
> I'll count it.

;-) Great.

> Are we only supposed to nominate stories by people in this group?

Oh no. Anyone, anywhere, so long as they have a valid e-mail address and
their story is posted to a public website.

> Is there going to be a listing of nominations in the files section?

Not in the Files, but in the Database section.

> The nomination period is a couple of months long, right?

Now a month and a half, because the poll was a tie to leave it the same or
shorten it. So instead of shortening by one month, I only shortened by a
half a month. So Nomination Season lasts until June 15th.

You're welcome

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 232

Re: Request for new story Posted by Marta May 01, 2004 - 20:04:54 Topic ID# 230
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta <MartaL0712@n...> wrote:
> I'd like to suggest a new category: poetry.
>

Urk. My apologies, guys. I just read on the Q&A at the website that
Poetry was allowed but wasn't it's own category. Maybe we should
consider adding this as a subcategory to the genres category? We could
have:

1. The Tom Bombadil Award
2. The Hall of Fire Award
3. The Bilbo Baggins Award

Just a thought.

Cheers, Marta

Msg# 233

More Nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 20:07:17 Topic ID# 233
----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: A Maiden from a Distant World

*Story Author: CNell

*Author's E-mail Address: CNyel@aol.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=802004

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Humor
2nd: Lord of the Rings
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Parody, vignette

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
A modern-day girl is dropped into Middle-earth. How will the Fellowship
react

----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Bitter As Blood
*Story Author: Shadow975
*Author's E-mail Address: shadowbright@mindspring.com
*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1230229
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Lord of the Rings
3rd: Men
Subcategory (suggest something): vignette, movie-verse
*Rating: PG
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
On Caradhras, Boromir considers the difficulties he faces; Years after his
companion's fall, Aragorn wonders what part he played in it.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Too Late for Misgivings
*Story Author: Shadow975
*Author's E-mail Address: shadowbright@mindspring.com
*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1197684
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Lord of the Rings
2nd: Drama
3rd: Men
Subcategory (suggest something): Gondor, Boromir-Farami
*Rating: G
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
The parting of Boromir and Faramir, in which the brothers again address the
question of which of them should go to Imladris.

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Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: To Sing of War
*Story Author: Avon
*Author's E-mail Address: avonaus@hotmail.com
*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1365813
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Elves
3rd: The Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): vignette, Thranduil, Mirkwood
*Rating: PG
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Thranduil's thoughts on war.
----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: The Cry of the Gull
*Story Author: Ithilien
*Author's E-mail Address: shfbox@apk.net
*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=617622
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Lord of the Rings
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something): Legolas, seaslonging, gap-filler
*Rating: PG-13
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): violence
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Legolas finds himself battling his own mind as well as evil forces during
the battle at Pelargir. Missing scenes from ROTK featuring Legolas, Gimli,
Argaorn, Elladan and Elrohir.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com






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Msg# 234

Nomination Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 01, 2004 - 20:11:36 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Coriel

*Story Title: Oak and Willow

*Story Author: Marnie

*Author's E-mail Address: hrafn@hrafn.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1598

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd:
3rd: The Silmarillion
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Celeborn & Nerwen/Galadriel

*Summary (not a reccommendation. Save that for the vote): Celeborn of Doriath and Nerwen of the Noldor strive to come to terms with the differences that divide their peoples during the First Age, and also with their growing affections for one another.


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Msg# 235

Re: Request for new story Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 20:16:33 Topic ID# 230
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marta [mailto:MartaL0712@netscape.net]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 7:51 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Request for new story
>
> I'd like to suggest a new category: poetry.
>
> I'm not sure if you want to split it up, but I'd really like
> to see a poetry-specific category. Really, I'd like to see
> this split into two
> categories: high and low. High would be a piece dealing with
> a great event, the kind you record in history; low would be
> those events that are more everyday. The difference between,
> say, Legolas singing about Luthien Tinuviel and Pippin
> singing about how Will Whitfoot's song fell all around him.
> But I'm not sure how to formalise that distinction.

Well, I had set a limit on this for before Nomination Season actually began.
I wanted the category lists and Awards titles settled by then.

I always saw Poetry as a subcategory. Such as Elves\Poetry, or
Hobbits\Poetry, or LOTR\Poetry.

As for two categories, definitely out of the question. IF there were to be
a Poetry category, "high" and "low" could be subcategories.

Why do I resist another category? It's not because I think less of Poetry.
But because I've already been accused of having too many. And because we'd
need to think of three appropriate Awards Titles for that category (and
poetry, to me, just doesn't seem to do that very well, but I could be
wrong.). And because I'm still trying to get artists to join up and make
award banners for those Award Titles. So far, I'm the only one I know of
who has made any, and I'm not that talented! I won't be able to do anything
not filmed by Peter Jackson.

That said, if a majority of the members (as of today, May 1) want Poetry as
a main category, I'll grant it, but you guys really have to help me find the
artists for this. And more of you need to volunteer to count the votes when
time comes. As I write this, we have 46 members. Thus you'd need 24 Yes
votes from existing members (I can see when members joined on the Yahoo
site). I'll throw up a poll, only after you've come up with three
appropriate potential Awards Titles and remember they should be something
that might lend itself to a banner graphic.

Now that Nomination Season has started, I'm going to set the bar very high
for adding any more categories. The bar will lower again after this years
Awards Seasons are over and we set about revising things that worked or
didn't for next year.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 236

Re: Request for new story Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 20:17:57 Topic ID# 230
You beat me to the next post. Still read my other. You've got the three
names, so I'll make a poll.

24 yes votes from existing members.

And I want promises to go and recruit artists. No joking.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marta [mailto:MartaL0712@netscape.net]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 8:05 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Request for new story
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta <MartaL0712@n...> wrote:
> > I'd like to suggest a new category: poetry.
> >
>
> Urk. My apologies, guys. I just read on the Q&A at the
> website that Poetry was allowed but wasn't it's own category.
> Maybe we should consider adding this as a subcategory to the
> genres category? We could
> have:
>
> 1. The Tom Bombadil Award
> 2. The Hall of Fire Award
> 3. The Bilbo Baggins Award
>
> Just a thought.
>
> Cheers, Marta
>
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Msg# 237

Re: Request for new story Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 20:21:33 Topic ID# 230
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marta [mailto:MartaL0712@netscape.net]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 8:05 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Request for new story

> 1. The Tom Bombadil Award
> 2. The Hall of Fire Award
> 3. The Bilbo Baggins Award

Oops. Forgot. You don't have your three awards titles. In the beginning I
had one title that was duplicated, but it was replaced. There are now no
duplicate Awards titles. There are already titles for Tom Bombadil and
Bilbo Baggins. The Hall of Fire Award sounds good though.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 238

Procedures, please read Posted by ainaechoiriel May 01, 2004 - 20:28:14 Topic ID# 238
Sometimes you just have to jump right in and start something to see
how it needs to happen.

So, I'm rethinking the procedure of Author Approvals in the light of
reality. Okay,

1) if you area a member here and you approve any of your stories
being nominated, add yourself to the Author Approval database (if
you're not already there).

2) if you are a nominator, and you receive permission from the author
yourself, you may e-mail it to me for documentation purposes, and I
will add it tot he Author Approval database.

3) if you are a Contacting Authors volunteer, and the author in
question isn't listed (or for that particular story), proceed as
before. E-mail the author. Once you receive permission, add that
author to the Author Approval database.

That should clear up some confusion. I'm going to add to the database
all the permissions I presently have on hand.

--Ainaechoiriel

Msg# 239

Re: Request for new story Posted by Marta May 01, 2004 - 20:59:40 Topic ID# 230
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Marta [mailto:MartaL0712@n...]
> > Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 8:05 PM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Request for new story
>
> > 1. The Tom Bombadil Award
> > 2. The Hall of Fire Award
> > 3. The Bilbo Baggins Award
>
> Oops. Forgot. You don't have your three awards titles. In the
beginning I
> had one title that was duplicated, but it was replaced. There are
now no
> duplicate Awards titles.

That was my fault; I should have read the rules more carefully. And
also, my apologies for not realising nominations had started when I
proposed this category.

If it flies -- and I'll understand if it doesn't -- here are some
proposed titles:

1. The Hall of Fire Awards
2. The Caras Galadhon Awards
3. The Prancing Pony Awards

or, even better:

1. Hey dol! merry dol! Awards
2. Tra-la-la-lally Awards
3. Ash Nazg Gimbatul Awards

or if you think people might object to winning an award titled in
Black Speech, how about the "Elbereth Gilthoniel" Awards?

By the way, Ainae, I am pretty artistically motivated, if not
talented, and I would be glad to try my hand at making banners. I have
never done it, but am quick at learning computer things. If anyone
would be willing to teach me, I would be willing to help making banners.

Cheers,
Marta

Msg# 240

Re: Request for new story Posted by Stella May 01, 2004 - 21:00:56 Topic ID# 230
> award banners for those Award Titles. So far, I'm the only one I
know of
> who has made any, and I'm not that talented! I won't be able to do
anything
> not filmed by Peter Jackson.

I'm working on a couple of idea's for banners, just hang in there it
might take about a week to get them presentable.

>
> Now that Nomination Season has started, I'm going to set the bar
very high
> for adding any more categories.

You might want to seriously think about wanting to add more
categories now that nominations have started. I see the potential
for it getting to be something that could add way too much stress to
your life. Maybe you should just take suggestions and file them in a
database to consider for next year as you said. Just a thought, this
should be fun for you as well.


Stella

Msg# 241

Nomination Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 01, 2004 - 21:08:57 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Coriel

*Story Title: Across Dark Waters

*Story Author: Zimraphel

*Author's E-mail Address: granamyr@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=756

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd:
3rd: The Silmarillion
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote): "An AU look at the passage to Mandos, as Maeglin gets what's coming to him."


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Msg# 242

Re: Request for new story Posted by Marta May 01, 2004 - 21:25:58 Topic ID# 230
> > Now that Nomination Season has started, I'm going to set the bar
> very high
> > for adding any more categories.
>
> You might want to seriously think about wanting to add more
> categories now that nominations have started. I see the potential
> for it getting to be something that could add way too much stress to
> your life. Maybe you should just take suggestions and file them in a
> database to consider for next year as you said. Just a thought, this
> should be fun for you as well.

I agree. Ainae, if you don't want to do this, I'll entirely
understand. Like I said, it was my fault for forgetting nominations
started today. If it will cause you additional stress, then I say
don't make the new category.

Just so I'm clear -- by "Category," do you mean "Genre," "Race," or
"Time"? Or do you mean one of the sublistings under that. I.e., is
Elves a subcategory under "Races," or is "Races -- Elves" one category?

I can see poetry being a subcategory of say, Elves or LotR, but I have
a much harder time seing it as a subcategory of Drama, or romance, or
whatever. It seems a much more natural division (to me, at least) to
say Genre -- Poetry than Genre -- Drama -- Poetry, because I think the
latter will just divide too far.

However, as it is my mistake for not getting this on time, I will
defer to whatever you say. I'm very sorry to up your stress level; not
my intention, I assure you.

Cheers, Marta

Msg# 243

Re: Request for new story Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 0:24:22 Topic ID# 230
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marta [mailto:MartaL0712@netscape.net]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 9:26 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Request for new story
>
> I agree. Ainae, if you don't want to do this, I'll entirely
> understand. Like I said, it was my fault for forgetting
> nominations started today. If it will cause you additional
> stress, then I say don't make the new category.

Thank you for the concern. So far, I can honestly say this is nowhere near
the GigaStress or even the MegaStress. Still, I had to read your message
twice to understand it. Sadly, the effects of stress may linger long after
the stress has let up. I feel like someday I'm going to be travelling the
country giving seminars to people warning about the dangers of stress.

> Just so I'm clear -- by "Category," do you mean "Genre,"
> "Race," or "Time"? Or do you mean one of the sublistings
> under that. I.e., is Elves a subcategory under "Races," or is
> "Races -- Elves" one category?

I realize that those divisions (Races and Places, Genres, and Time/Book)
have confused several people who read them as being a category. Maybe I'll
revise the FAQ to call them "Divisions" or "Topics". They are not the main
categories. "Elves, Men, Hobbits, Orcs, Numenor, Rohan, Drama, Humor,
Horror, Romance, Adventure, etc." those are the main categories.

> I can see poetry being a subcategory of say, Elves or LotR,
> but I have a much harder time seing it as a subcategory of
> Drama, or romance, or whatever. It seems a much more natural
> division (to me, at least) to say Genre -- Poetry than Genre
> -- Drama -- Poetry, because I think the latter will just
> divide too far.

Yes, I think we're seeing things on the same level now. I see it as a
subcategory of Elves, or Men, or Hobbits, or even LOTR, The Silm, or The
Hobbit. Or Humor. I had to put Dwim's The Hamster down as Humor, but it's
definitely a poem and that's the subcategory to me. It's hilarious first.
Poem is the form it takes.

> However, as it is my mistake for not getting this on time, I
> will defer to whatever you say. I'm very sorry to up your
> stress level; not my intention, I assure you.

Thank you and not a problem. Let's call a moritorem (I can't spell all that
well anymore either) on new categories, as I had originally planned when I
told the Orc and Mystery people that they had to be Ok'd as new categories
before Nomination Season started. They did and there they are.

If it doesn't work out as a subcategory this year, make a plea for it after
this year's awards are done. It may then make the line up for next year. I
made up the way a new category goes in by the seat of my pants for Orc and
Mystery. They did seem to have a good claim to the need. As Sorne/Enros if
she doesn't write orc stories. I think we should--after this awards year is
over--decide on a documented procedure for the adding of a category.

And I would love for you to try your hand at the banners. The way I've done
them hasn't been hard. Complicated perhaps, but probably more
computer-graphic-friendly people could do it less complicatedly. I basically
took pics I had saved on my hard drive and cropped them into a rectangle
that looked about right. Or I spliced a few together. For example, with my
Aragorn and Arwen one, I had two pics scanned from one of the soundtracks.
I reduced them and didn't crop really. They stayed squares and I just placed
them side by side in PowerPoint. Then I used the TextBox tool to put the
words on, saved the slide as a jpeg and then opened it in a photo editor to
crop out all the white around the banner. I spliced most of the Rohan ones
together, too. But some, like the argonath one is just a rectangle crop from
an existing pic.

Which is why I won't be able to do anything Peter Jackson didn't film.
We'll need some actual artists for that, I think. ;-)

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 244

Nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 0:59:57 Topic ID# 191
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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: I Hear the Stones Lament

*Story Author: Avon

*Author's E-mail Address: avonaus@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=808&cid=7377

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd: Drama
3rd: The Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Drabble, Challenge

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Legolas' thoughts on what the stones had to say in Hollin.

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Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Promises to Keep
*Story Author: JastaElf
*Author's E-mail Address: jastaelf@yahoo.com
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=742
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Elves
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Mirkwood, short story, pre-WotR
*Rating: PG
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
6 months after the death of his Queen, King Thranduil tries to celebrate the
joys of Yuletide with his grieving sons & subjects. Mild angst & much
sweetness. May the Valar bless us, every one!
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Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Come, All Ye Fellowship of Nine
*Story Author: Azalais
*Author's E-mail Address: hazel@kantaka.co.uk
*Story URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/chapter.cfm?STID=670&NGID=31
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: The Lord of the Rings
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Song, Carole, Challenge
*Rating: G
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
LoTR retold to a well-known festive Victorian tune.

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Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: The Last Grey Ship
*Story Author: ErinRua
*Author's E-mail Address: wuzreb@hotmail.com
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=277
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Elves
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Post-WotR, friendship, gap-filler
*Rating: PG
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
The voice of the Sea merely whispers, until the reasons to stay pass on.
Aragorn's days are ending, and Gimli faces more farewells as Legolas looks
to the West ... How the story may have ended. Book-derived per ROTK
Appendixes. Gap-filler. Drama, angst, friendship. Non-slash.



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Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Aglarond
*Story Author: ErinRue
*Author's E-mail Address: wuzreb@hotmail.com
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1394
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: The Lord of the Rings
2nd: Elves
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Gimli-Legolas friendship, post-WotR, short
story
*Rating: PG
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
A dwarf, a cave and a claustrophobic elf. Wherein Gimli and Legolas venture
into the Crystal Caves of Aglarond at the war's end, and Legolas is lost for
words. NO slash.
--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com






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Msg# 245

Today's new members Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 1:12:36 Topic ID# 245
I want to welcome today's new members to the group, and to the first annual
Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards. You're getting in on the ground floor,
where all the kinks are still being worked out. ;-)

Meg
Belegcuthalion
Bwoodru1
Fan_81981
Shelobofcirithungol
Gratchets
Zimraphel
Anglachelg
And Skyfiery

Some familiar faces in there and some new faces. Glad to have you all.

And thank you also to Khazar_khum for volunteering as a vote counter!
Thanks! We are definitely going to appreciate your help. Only 16 more to
go!

Again, welcome to the group everone!

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com





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Msg# 246

Re: Story Nominations #4 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 1:17:20 Topic ID# 196
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Soledad [mailto:annaliess@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 5:39 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Story Nominations #4
>
> This is the last bunch for a while, I promise.
> Question: did I understand rightly that older stories can be
> nominated next year as well, assuming they haven't been
> nominated this year? Just to make sure...

Forgot to answer this question: Yes, we did decide that. As long as they
aren't nominated this year, they can be nominated next year.

But hey, don't let that stop you nominating more stories now. I've got tons
left to go myself!

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 247

Nominators and Categorizers: please note! Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 2:00:43 Topic ID# 247
Remember that WIPs are a bit of a special case. They are eligible, but they
must be separate from complete stories. In other words, if a WIP is
nominated, make sure WIP is noted as a subcategory. It's important that we
can spot a WIP from the nomination as WIPs are eligible to run one more time
in the future--as completes.

Thank you.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



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Msg# 248

Story Nominations #5 Posted by Soledad May 02, 2004 - 5:13:48 Topic ID# 248
All right, here are some more. I tried to find stories in the so far
less populated categories, too. <g>

Soledad

*************************


Nomination form #1:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Games of Innocence

*Story Author: Cirdan

*Author's E-mail Address: cirdan_havens@yahoo.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1329678

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Elves
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Rivendell

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Young
Elladan and Elrohir are playing games. Elrond watches them and is
shocked.

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Nomination form #2:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: The Return of the King

*Story Author: Cirdan

*Author's E-mail Address: cirdan_havens@yahoo.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1210165

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Humour
2nd: Lord of the Rings
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Parody, AU

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The King who
returns is not the King you think.

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Nomination form #3:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Astonishment in Mirkwood

*Story Author: Soledad

*Author's E-mail Address: annaliess@hotmail.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1033421

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: The Hobbit
2nd: Romance
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something): Mirkwood, WIP

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Legolas/OFC

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Certain
events of `The Hobbit' as seen by Legolas, plus a Legomance (sort of)

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Nomination form #4:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: The First Snowdrop

*Story Author: Soledad

*Author's E-mail Address: annaliess@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1204405

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Romance
2nd: Elves
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Rivendell

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Erestor/Lindir

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): While
following an old tradition of Rivendell, Lindir realizes that he is
in love.

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Msg# 249

Another note from the fool of a Took Posted by Kate May 02, 2004 - 5:16:42 Topic ID# 249
Man, that just took me an hour to read through all the posts I
missed. Lousy living on the other side of the globe! (Plus, I went
out last night, and missed my usually internet dose)

Ainae, in response to your question about the Thain, though I'm quite
certain that the "official" title is the Thain of the Shire, I think
the Thain of the Great Smials would work well, especially considering
we have the Ring-bearer of Bag-End award. Has a nice ring to it, but
I'll leave that up to you to decide.

I've also tried my hand at a couple of awards, which I'll stick in
the photos section as soon as I finish this post. Like Ainae, I've
had to rely on PJs films (I'm more suited to drawing the insides of
bodies, and thus, my outsides don't always look so good!), but mine
are not as pretty as hers :P I made a Ring-bearer of Bag-End, Master
of Buckland, Thain of the Great Smials (though I can change that
one), Bilbo Baggins, Tom Bombadil, the Shire, Mirkwood and the Lonely
Mountain awards! For "The Hobbit" awards, I used screen-shots from
the video game of "The Hobbit", just to be individual. Will make a
Barliman Butterbur award to match the other humour awards too.

Now I have to get started on my own nominations! (I'm going to be
careful about how many of my own I nominate...don't want to seem self
obsessed or anything ;P)

- Pervinca (aka, the fool of a Took :P)

Msg# 250

Re: MEFA nomination #5 Posted by Soledad May 02, 2004 - 5:24:35 Topic ID# 221
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Chathol-linn" <chathollinn@c...>
wrote:
> Hello, here is my nomination form. Hope I am doing this correctly.
I am
> not sure if "nomination 5" in the title line is correct, so please
> excuse! Regards - Chathol-linn

The form is correct. Don't worry about the subject line, as long
as "nomination" is in it, we'll find it. I just number my own ones to
keep some sort of order.

Soledad

Msg# 251

Vinca's first lot of Nominations Posted by Kate May 02, 2004 - 5:55:20 Topic ID# 251
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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Pervinca

*Story Title: Gandalf and the Seahobbit

*Story Author: Pippinfan1988

*Author's E-mail Address: UofJC1983@aol.com

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1382

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Hobbits
2nd: Adventure
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Pre-WotR, minor hobbits

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): maybe a little violence

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Gandalf
recollects his days with Pippin and some of the "lesser" Tooks

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*Nominator's name: Pervinca

*Story Title: Messing About in Boats

*Story Author: Grey Wonderer

*Author's E-mail Address: Gundam3@ntelos.net

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1785

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Hobbits
2nd: Humour
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Pre-WotR

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Frodo and
Merry would like for Sam to try boating on the Brandywine, but Sam
has serious doubts about this idea. Will Sam learn to enjoying
boating or does the 'sinking feeling' that Sam has about all of this
mean anything?

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*Nominator's name: Pervinca

*Story Title: Stars May Colide

*Story Author: Rose Gamgee

*Author's E-mail Address: darthpadfoot1121@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=611

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Romance
2nd: Hobbits
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something): Angst, Post-WotR

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): a bit of naughty
behaviour ;P

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Pippin/Diamond

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Peregrin
Took has finally found everything he ever wanted in a soft-spoken
girl named Diamond - but when it seems all else stands against them,
will their love survive the odds?

Msg# 252

More Nominations from Vinca (the SSP ones) Posted by Kate May 02, 2004 - 6:06:17 Topic ID# 252
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*Nominator's name: Pervinca

*Story Title: Just to be With You

*Story Author: Pervinca

*Author's E-mail Address: bra_chan90@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1178

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Romance
2nd: Hobbits
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Pre-WotR (with some post)

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): a little bit of
suggestion (in reference to inappropriate behaviour)

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Merry/Estella

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): At the time
of his Coming of Age, Meriadoc Brandybuck meets the sister of one of
his close friends, and finds himself falling deeply in love.

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*Nominator's name: Pervinca

*Story Title: The Lady's Gift

*Story Author: Pervinca

*Author's E-mail Address: bra_chan90@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1617

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Humour
2nd: Lord of the Rings
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Post-destruction of Ring :P, fluff

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): As a cure
for his young cousin's boredom, Meriadoc dares Peregrin to do
something rather foolish. Unfortunately for both of them, Pippin
succeeds, and puts both of them in serious trouble.

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*Nominator's name: Pervinca

*Story Title: Time to Make a Change

*Story Author: Pervinca

*Author's E-mail Address: bra_chan90@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1343

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Drama
2nd: Hobbits
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): angst

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): character death

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A series of
vignettes in which our main hobbits face the pain of losing their
father (or parents in Frodo's case).

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*Nominator's name: Pervinca

*Story Title: Furry Little Thief

*Story Author: Pervinca

*Author's E-mail Address: bra_chan90@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?
no=768&sid=3fd406d40f619e99d896ce576265d430

http://www.geocities.com/pippinsplayground/furry_little_thief.txt

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: The Hobbit
2nd: Humour
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): poetry (at least, attempted anyway)

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A little
poem about Bilbo's meeting with Smaug, written in the attempted style
of Sam's Troll poem.

Msg# 253

Correction to Nominations #4 Posted by Soledad May 02, 2004 - 7:26:55 Topic ID# 196
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Soledad" <annaliess@h...> wrote:
>
> *Nominator's name: Soledad
>
> *Story Title: Changing Perceptions
>
> *Story Author: Nerwen Calaelen
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: jen_brett42@y...
>
> *Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1279068
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> *1st: Drama
> 2nd: Adventure
> 3rd: Men
> Subcategory (suggest something): Other Cultures
>
> *Rating: PG-13
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A
>
> *Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/A
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The end of
> the Ring War and the changes that occur as a result of it for the
> mysterious land of Khand.

I forgot to mention that this story is a WIP. Also, where I wrote N/C
instead of N/A, that was just a typo, of course.

Soledad, ashamed

Msg# 254

Nomination Posted by Jo Dancingtree May 02, 2004 - 9:21:06 Topic ID# 199
----------------------------------------------------------------Story Nomination Form*Nominator's name: jodancingtree*Story Title: The Queen's Orc *Story Author: jodancingtree*Author's E-mail Address: jodancingtree@yahoo.com*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1741*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices) *1st: Orcs 2nd: Men 3rd: Subcategory (suggest something): Work in Progress*Rating: G Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): He was the Ringbearer's Orc, bound to him by solemn blood-pact, and he wore the Jewel that Frodo gave him. That was all Aragorn knew of him until he appeared in Minas Tirith, seeking the Queen whose Jewel he wore. Was it blessing or curse that he came during the last springtime of Aragorn's reign?---------------------------------------------------------------







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Msg# 255

Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com May 02, 2004 - 9:21:06 Topic ID# 123
The following MEFAwards poll is now closed. Here are the
final results:


POLL QUESTION: Nominations: Public or Private? Should
we make the list of nominations public
on the MEFA web site? Or should it
only be listed here, on the YahooGroup?

CHOICES AND RESULTS
- Public, 7 votes, 53.85%
- Private, 2 votes, 15.38%
- Not sure, let's discuss it, 4 votes, 30.77%



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Msg# 256

Re: Request for new story Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 9:22:53 Topic ID# 230
>>I agree. Ainae, if you don't want to do this, I'll entirely
>>understand. Like I said, it was my fault for forgetting
>>nominations started today. If it will cause you additional
>>stress, then I say don't make the new category.

>Thank you for the concern. So far, I can honestly say this is nowhere near
>the GigaStress or even the MegaStress. Still, I had to read your message
>twice to understand it. Sadly, the effects of stress may linger long after
>the stress has let up. I feel like someday I'm going to be travelling the
>country giving seminars to people warning about the dangers of stress.

Sorry to hear about GigaStress. I am currently heading into finals week
but have learned that if I take half an hour or an hour to bust the
stress I'll get more done for missing that study time. I've vowed to
myself not to get stressed out, and so I'm all for doing whatever I can
to help other people avoid it.

>>Just so I'm clear -- by "Category," do you mean "Genre,"
>>"Race," or "Time"? Or do you mean one of the sublistings
>>under that. I.e., is Elves a subcategory under "Races," or is
>>"Races -- Elves" one category?

>I realize that those divisions (Races and Places, Genres, and Time/Book)
>have confused several people who read them as being a category. Maybe I'll
>revise the FAQ to call them "Divisions" or "Topics". They are not the main
>categories. "Elves, Men, Hobbits, Orcs, Numenor, Rohan, Drama, Humor,
>Horror, Romance, Adventure, etc." those are the main categories.

OK, I see what you mean.

>>I can see poetry being a subcategory of say, Elves or LotR,
>>but I have a much harder time seing it as a subcategory of
>>Drama, or romance, or whatever. It seems a much more natural
>>division (to me, at least) to say Genre -- Poetry than Genre
>>-- Drama -- Poetry, because I think the latter will just
>>divide too far.

>Yes, I think we're seeing things on the same level now. I see it as a
>subcategory of Elves, or Men, or Hobbits, or even LOTR, The Silm, or The
>Hobbit. Or Humor. I had to put Dwim's The Hamster down as Humor, but it's
>definitely a poem and that's the subcategory to me. It's hilarious first.
>Poem is the form it takes.

I agree with you re: "The Hamster." I reread that last night, and was
chuckling to myself all the way through. It's definitely humour, though
I think it's also poetry (it seems to deserve special recognition for
keeping to the form so well.)

But there are other categories where I think this would work less well.
Drama, for instance, or romance -- I have a hard time seeing poems
competing on equal footing with stories just because they're so
different. That, however, is something I will ring up when the awards
are over, for next year.

You say you see poetry as a subcategory. Let me ask one last question
(and sorry for being so boneheaded! I don't know why I'm having a hard
time wrapping my heads around the rules, I'm usually not this thick).
You say in the FAQ, VII.B: "Subcategories will use the same awards as
their main default category." Let's say we manage to get five poems by
two authors nominated for, say, Hobbits. Does this mean that you'd form
a subcategory "Hobbits -- Poetry" and that all poetry entered into the
Hobbits category would compete against each other? And would this make
them not compete against other hobbit works (be pulled out of the main
hobbits category into their own private subcategory) or compete *both*
against each other in the subcategory and against all hobbit works in
the main category.

Does that make sense?

>>However, as it is my mistake for not getting this on time, I
>>will defer to whatever you say. I'm very sorry to up your
>>stress level; not my intention, I assure you.

>Thank you and not a problem. Let's call a moritorem (I can't spell all
that
>well anymore either) on new categories, as I had originally planned when I
>told the Orc and Mystery people that they had to be Ok'd as new categories
>before Nomination Season started. They did and there they are.
>If it doesn't work out as a subcategory this year, make a plea for it
after
>this year's awards are done. It may then make the line up for next year. I
>made up the way a new category goes in by the seat of my pants for Orc and
>Mystery. They did seem to have a good claim to the need. As Sorne/Enros if
>she doesn't write orc stories. I think we should--after this awards
year is
>over--decide on a documented procedure for the adding of a category.

Fair enough. Consider my plea for a Poetry category officially dropped.
(For this year. :-E)

>And I would love for you to try your hand at the banners. The way I've
done
>them hasn't been hard. Complicated perhaps, but probably more
>computer-graphic-friendly people could do it less complicatedly. I
basically
>took pics I had saved on my hard drive and cropped them into a rectangle
>that looked about right. Or I spliced a few together. For example, with my
>Aragorn and Arwen one, I had two pics scanned from one of the soundtracks.
>I reduced them and didn't crop really. They stayed squares and I just
placed
>them side by side in PowerPoint. Then I used the TextBox tool to put the
>words on, saved the slide as a jpeg and then opened it in a photo
editor to
>crop out all the white around the banner. I spliced most of the Rohan ones
>together, too. But some, like the argonath one is just a rectangle
crop from
>an existing pic.

OK, that doesn't sound *too* bad. I'll try my hand at it after finals.
Are we keeping a list of what's been done, what people have said they're
working on, and what still needs to be done anywhere?

Cheers,
Marta

Msg# 257

Re: Poll results for MEFAwards Posted by ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 9:23:44 Topic ID# 123
Well, I did say I was thinking about closing this one early. After
the discussion the Yes votes picked up at a much faster rate than the
Nos. Plus, it really is the decision of my heart.

Now the question is WHEN do the Nominations become public? I think I
will go ahead and post those that have received permission by their
authors. And I'll try and update the list on the web site, once a
week.

--Ainachoiriel

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com wrote:
>
> The following MEFAwards poll is now closed. Here are the
> final results:
>
>
> POLL QUESTION: Nominations: Public or Private? Should
> we make the list of nominations public
> on the MEFA web site? Or should it
> only be listed here, on the YahooGroup?
>
> CHOICES AND RESULTS
> - Public, 7 votes, 53.85%
> - Private, 2 votes, 15.38%
> - Not sure, let's discuss it, 4 votes, 30.77%
>
>
>
> For more information about this group, please visit
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards
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Msg# 258

two quick questions about nominations Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 9:27:14 Topic ID# 258
I am getting my nominations in order and have two quick questions:

1. I gather if we are self-nominating we do not need to include an
author's email address. What about if the author is a member of this
list. If I want to nominate, say, Dwim, do I need to include her
e-mail address?

2. Most of the stories I'm rec'ing are from HASA, which with the new
site design has changed from displaying author e-mail addresses (to
the public) to providing a contact form. Protecting of authors' email
addresses and all that. So in many cases I'm not aware of the authors'
email addresses, and in others I'm slightly uncomfortable sharing
them, since the source I got them no longer displays them to the
public. Can I provide a link to this contact form instead?

Cheers,
Marta

Msg# 259

Re: Nomination Posted by Jo Dancingtree May 02, 2004 - 9:46:15 Topic ID# 199
Good grief, what happened to the nomination form? I'm not awfully computer literate - does it matter that the nomination I just sent ran itself all together in one block, instead of spacing out nice and neat like everyone else's? And WHY did it do that?

very embarrassed, peeking up humbly like the techno-dummy I am,

jo

Jo Dancingtree <jodancingtree@yahoo.com> wrote:

----------------------------------------------------------------Story Nomination Form*Nominator's name: jodancingtree*Story Title: The Queen's Orc *Story Author: jodancingtree*Author's E-mail Address: jodancingtree@yahoo.com*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1741*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices) *1st: Orcs 2nd: Men 3rd: Subcategory (suggest something): Work in Progress*Rating: G Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): He was the Ringbearer's Orc, bound to him by solemn blood-pact, and he wore the Jewel that Frodo gave him. That was all Aragorn knew of him until he appeared in Minas Tirith, seeking the Queen whose Jewel he wore. Was it blessing or curse that he came during the last springtime of Aragorn's reign?---------------------------------------------------------------







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Msg# 260

Re: two quick questions about nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 9:48:59 Topic ID# 258
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marta [mailto:MartaL0712@netscape.net]
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 9:27 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] two quick questions about nominations
>
> I am getting my nominations in order and have two quick questions:
>
> 1. I gather if we are self-nominating we do not need to
> include an author's email address. What about if the author
> is a member of this list. If I want to nominate, say, Dwim,
> do I need to include her e-mail address?

Oh, do include any author e-mail address anyway. It's just easier for the
Categorizers to do the cut & paste if they can just follow down the forms
and don't have to hunt. Besides if they are reading this on the Group site,
your e-mail address is, I believe, truncated.

> 2. Most of the stories I'm rec'ing are from HASA, which with
> the new site design has changed from displaying author e-mail
> addresses (to the public) to providing a contact form.
> Protecting of authors' email addresses and all that. So in
> many cases I'm not aware of the authors'
> email addresses, and in others I'm slightly uncomfortable
> sharing them, since the source I got them no longer displays
> them to the public. Can I provide a link to this contact form instead?

No. Contact the author before nominating and ask if you can have their
e-mail address. I'm waiting on a few of those myself. I won't be posting
author e-mail addresses on the web site. They will only be here.

And we can also make a new ruling: Once we have an author's permission to
use their stories, I will remove their e-mail address from the Nominations
database in the Databases section. That way, the only place their address
will still be shown is in the posts archive.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 261

Re: two quick questions about nominations Posted by ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 9:51:37 Topic ID# 258
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:

Revision to my earlier answer: They already don't show on the
Nominations or Author Approval listing. That's good.

But, one thing that is important is that we do have the author's e-
mail address somewhere still in an official way.

So we can inform them of their awards!

So, Categorizers and Author Contacters: please keep a list of Authors
and e-mail addresses somewhere. For my three categories (Hobbits,
Men, and Elves) they'll be in my spreadsheet.

Just be sure to keep them where they can be easily found!

--Ainaechoiriel



>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Marta [mailto:MartaL0712@n...]
> > Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 9:27 AM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] two quick questions about nominations
> >
> > I am getting my nominations in order and have two quick questions:
> >
> > 1. I gather if we are self-nominating we do not need to
> > include an author's email address. What about if the author
> > is a member of this list. If I want to nominate, say, Dwim,
> > do I need to include her e-mail address?
>
> Oh, do include any author e-mail address anyway. It's just easier
for the
> Categorizers to do the cut & paste if they can just follow down the
forms
> and don't have to hunt. Besides if they are reading this on the
Group site,
> your e-mail address is, I believe, truncated.
>
> > 2. Most of the stories I'm rec'ing are from HASA, which with
> > the new site design has changed from displaying author e-mail
> > addresses (to the public) to providing a contact form.
> > Protecting of authors' email addresses and all that. So in
> > many cases I'm not aware of the authors'
> > email addresses, and in others I'm slightly uncomfortable
> > sharing them, since the source I got them no longer displays
> > them to the public. Can I provide a link to this contact form
instead?
>
> No. Contact the author before nominating and ask if you can have
their
> e-mail address. I'm waiting on a few of those myself. I won't be
posting
> author e-mail addresses on the web site. They will only be here.
>
> And we can also make a new ruling: Once we have an author's
permission to
> use their stories, I will remove their e-mail address from the
Nominations
> database in the Databases section. That way, the only place their
address
> will still be shown is in the posts archive.
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
>
> "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond
said, "for
> it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
>
> http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
> Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 262

Re: Nomination Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 9:53:10 Topic ID# 199
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jo Dancingtree [mailto:jodancingtree@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 9:46 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Nomination
>
> Good grief, what happened to the nomination form? I'm not
> awfully computer literate - does it matter that the
> nomination I just sent ran itself all together in one block,
> instead of spacing out nice and neat like everyone else's?
> And WHY did it do that?
>
> very embarrassed, peeking up humbly like the techno-dummy I am,

Not sure. E-mail me privately and, when I get back from church, I'll try and
see what went wrong. Tell me in the e-mail how you sent the nomination
(on-list, in an e-mail program, etc.)

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 263

Nominations Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 02, 2004 - 10:18:27 Topic ID# 191
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Coriel

*Story Title: Those Who Remain

*Story Author: Marnie

*Author's E-mail Address: hrafn@hrafn.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=316

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves (But also Hobbits)
2nd:
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommendation. Save that for the vote): In the Shire, Sam Gamgee finds he has a good deal in common with Lord Celeborn.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Coriel

*Story Title: Battle of the Golden Wood

*Story Author: Marnie

*Author's E-mail Address: hrafn@hrafn.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=358

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd:
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommendation. Save that for the vote): The War of the Ring in Lothlorien.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Coriel

*Story Title: The Wisdom of Isildur

*Story Author: Marnie

*Author's E-mail Address: hrafn@hrafn.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1850

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommendation. Save that for the vote): After Gil-galad's death, Elrond asks if Celeborn will support him in a bid to assume the crown of the High King.


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Msg# 264

Nomination Correction Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 02, 2004 - 10:19:06 Topic ID# 264
Please note that the following is a WIP. :)

Coriel

----- Original Message -----
From: coriel_elfwyn
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 9:09 PM
Subject: Nomination


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Coriel

*Story Title: Oak and Willow

*Story Author: Marnie

*Author's E-mail Address: hrafn@hrafn.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1598

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd:
3rd: The Silmarillion
Subcategory (suggest something): WIP

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Celeborn & Nerwen/Galadriel

*Summary (not a reccommendation. Save that for the vote): Celeborn of Doriath and Nerwen of the Noldor strive to come to terms with the differences that divide their peoples during the First Age, and also with their growing affections for one another.


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Msg# 265

Tip: Easier Categorizing and Author Contacting Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 10:19:36 Topic ID# 258
If you are a Categorizer or Author Contacter, you might want to follow these
tips so we don't fall too far behind.

Set your e-mail to Individual. No Mail will mean you'll have to log onto the
site and try and find all the nominations since you looked last time, which
could be quite a few! Daily Digest is better, but still, you'll have a heck
of a lot of scrolling to do and might miss something.

Set up a separate folder in you e-mail program for nominations (or author
contact needs). As you look through each nomination, label or flag it if it
is one of your categories or an author you need to contact. Then move it to
the new folder (nominations or authors).
Then, once you have done all you need to do with it (put it in the
Nominations table and your records, or contacted the author), clear the
label or flag or check it off.

It's also good to keep two Internet Explorer windows open while you are
doing this, tuned to the Author Approval database and the Nominations
database. You can easily see if an author has already given his or her
permission (in which case there is no need to further contact them). You
can see if a story has already been nominated (in which case there is
nothing more for you to do with it, but check it for accuracy) or add it to
the table there.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 266

Re: Nomination Correction Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 10:22:09 Topic ID# 264
Thank you. I've subcategorized it as such.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: coriel_elfwyn [mailto:coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net]
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 9:30 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Nomination Correction
>
> Please note that the following is a WIP. :)
>
> Coriel
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: coriel_elfwyn
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 9:09 PM
> Subject: Nomination
>
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Coriel
>
> *Story Title: Oak and Willow
>
> *Story Author: Marnie
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: hrafn@hrafn.co.uk

Msg# 267

2nd nomination Posted by beleg1cuthalion May 02, 2004 - 10:33:31 Topic ID# 267
Ich bin: Ich suche:


ADVERTISEMENT
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: belegcuthalion

*Story Title: "Of Dwarvish Ale and Battle Scars"

*Story Author: Aratlithiel

*Author's E-mail Address: aratlithieltinuviel@hotmail.com

*Story URL:
http://www.lightindarkplaces.net/ODAABS.html

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Humor
2nd:Hobbits
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating:PG 13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
After the Ring War in Minas Tirith - Frodo steals a cask, and
Faramir tastes his first Dwarvish Ale - with unexpectes
consequences, including some very... hrm... special limericks...

Msg# 268

Aratlithiel's permission Posted by beleg1cuthalion May 02, 2004 - 10:37:22 Topic ID# 268
Oh... and of course I have the permission of the author to
nominate. Here it is:

Certainly you have my permission.  I've taken a look at the site
and process and it seems like a very good approach.  I'm most
intrigued by the idea that people will be able to comment on the
fics., as the prospect of constructive critique is always appealing
to me.

Msg# 269

Re: Nominations Posted by shiekdesigner May 02, 2004 - 11:28:31 Topic ID# 191
I wrote these nomiations 2 days ago, I think, but they haven't came
up yet and me and Coriel thought it might be do to the load of
nominations coming; some may be lost. So I'm reposting this.

> I was authorized to nominate these stories by the author.
>
> ___________________________________________________________
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
>
> *Story Title: I Return
>
> *Story Author: Coriel
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@o...
>
> *Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?
SID=1162
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: The Lord of the Rings
> 2nd: Drama
> 3rd: Elves
>
> *Rating: PG (I am not familiar with the rating system, but besides
> angst there isn't anything terrible or inappropriate in this story)
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The
homeward
> journey for Legolas, from Gondor to Greenwood and beyond. Some
> insight into what the War of the Ring must have meant to the
quietest
> and oft neglected member of the Fellowship, together with his and
> Gimli's subsequent efforts to achieve acceptance in opposing worlds.
>
> ___________________________________________________________________
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
>
> *Story Title: Secrets We Dare Not Tell
>
> *Story Author: Coriel
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@o...
>
> *Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?
> sid=1792&cid=7508
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: Humor
> 2nd: Elves
> 3rd: Lord of the Rings
>
> *Rating: as low a rating as they come.
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): (A quick
bit
> of off the wall humor, a whimsical gapfiller for I Return. A
> dreadful "what-if".) Legolas is attending Gimli's personal
> effects
> the evening they both arrived in Lasgalen, when the unthinkable
> happens . . .
>
>
_____________________________________________________________________
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
>
> *Story Title: Paths We Trod, Wrongs We Bore
>
> *Story Author: Coriel
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@o...
>
> *Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=724
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: Drama
> 2nd: Elves
> 3rd: The Silmarillion
>
> *Rating: PG (?)
>
> Rating reason: Violence
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Thranduil
at
> last makes up his mind to follow his family into the West, but
first
> he must confront again some of the slings and arrows of his past.
> ___________________________________________________________________
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
>
> *Story Title: Canst Though Forgive Me
>
> *Story Author: Coriel
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@o...
>
> *Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=952
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: Drama
> 2nd: Elves
> 3rd: The Silmarillion
>
> *Rating: PG (? - again, it is very angsty and might be difficult to
> read)
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): "Upon
> Doriath a heavy charge had fallen. Melian sat long in silence
beside
> Thingol the King . . . and she knew that her parting from Thingol
was
> the forerunner of a greater parting, and that the doom of Doriath
was
> drawing nigh . . . The Nauglamir was retaken, and brought back in
> bitter grief to Melian the Queen." (involving Thranduil and Melian)
>

Msg# 270

Nomination Posted by malifur014 May 02, 2004 - 11:55:04 Topic ID# 199
Hi, I'm nominating a poem of mine. Is this the right place to post
it? I wasn't sure.


Story Nomination Form:

*Nominator's name: Malissa Koebel

*Story Title: "Oh, Elessar"

*Story Author Malissa Koebel

*Author's E-mail Address: Malifur14@msn.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1812621

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Men
2nd: Adventure
3rd: The Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Poetry

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): There is nothing
offensive in this poem.

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote): Poem of
Elessar coming to the throne of Gondor after the fall of Sauron.

Msg# 271

Marta's nomination: Beth Winters Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 12:04:44 Topic ID# 271
[Ainae, where do I forward the verification email I got -- where Beth
emailed me back saying she'd be happy to have me nominate her story?]

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Singer by the Shore
*Story Author: Beth Winter
*Author's E-mail: bwinter@extenuation.net [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3435

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Men
2nd: Drama

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): On a dark
night in Dol Amroth, Boromir and Faramir meet a singer who only sings
the truth. Denethor's sons are children in this introspective story.
The setting is Dol Amroth.

Msg# 272

Marta's nomination: Lyllyn Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 12:43:13 Topic ID# 272
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Bindings of Gold
*Story Author: Lyllyn
*Author's E-mail: yllyn@yahoo.com
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=626

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Men
2nd: Drama
3rd: LotR

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): adult themes

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The
Witch-king reflects on his choice and its consequences. Vignette.

Msg# 273

Re: Marta's nomination: Lyllyn Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 12:47:10 Topic ID# 272
> *Author's E-mail: yllyn@y...

I should have mentioned that I've already verifed with her than this
piece can be entered in the contest.

Cheers, Marta

Msg# 274

Marta's nomination: Elvenesse Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 12:54:35 Topic ID# 274
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: War Now Calls Us
*Story Author: Elvenesse
*Author's E-mail: elvenesse@hotmail.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2361

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: LotR
2nd: Men
3rd: Drama
Subcategory: Poetry (preferably under LotR or Men)

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A poem from
the midst of the battle of the Pelennor Fields, after Eomer sees the
(assumed) dead Eowyn.

Msg# 275

New Banner Posted by granamyr@yahoo.com May 02, 2004 - 13:17:48 Topic ID# 275
In the Photos section, there is a new banner under
Banners/Silmarillion for The Akallabêth Award. I hope it looks okay.

Msg# 276

nomination - Posted by Chathol-linn May 02, 2004 - 13:45:41 Topic ID# 276
Hello!

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Chathol-linn

*Story Title: Song-Fight at the Swan and Cygnet Saloon

*Story Author: Chathol-linn

*Author's E-mail Address: chathollinn@comcast.net

*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2299

*Category Choices
*1st: Humor
2nd: Lord of the Rings
3rd: Adventure
Subcategory (suggest something): poetry

*Rating: PG-13 / R?

Reason for rating: indelicate language

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
The story of how a couple of archers resolved a gambling argument,
mellowed out some Orcs, and named a new tavern drink in the process.





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Msg# 277

Marta's Nominations: flick Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 14:12:16 Topic ID# 277
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Darkness Falls
*Story Author: flick
*Author's E-mail: prof27imagination@yahoo.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2575

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Men
2nd: LotR
3rd: Drama
Suggested Subcategory: Poetry

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A sestina on
the death of Boromir. Inspired by both book-verse and movie-verse.

Msg# 278

Marta's Nominations: ErinRua Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 14:26:57 Topic ID# 278
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Aglarond
*Story Author: ErinRua
*Author's E-mail: wuzreb@hotmail.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1394

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: LotR

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A dwarf, a
cave and a claustrophobic elf. Wherein Gimli and Legolas venture into
the Crystal Caves of Aglarond at the war's end, and Legolas is lost
for words. NO slash. COMPLETE.

*****

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Ashes, East Wind, Hope that Rises
*Story Author: ErinRua
*Author's E-mail: wuzreb@hotmail.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=696

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Men
3rd: Action

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): EOMER - as
seen through his eyes - the peril of Rohan, the duplicity of the
Wormtongue, and the coming of hope to the Riddermark. Cast includes
Eomer, Aragorn, Theoden, Grima, Eowyn, Hama, Gimli, Legolas and
several good horses. Gap-filler. Drama, action, angst. Non-slash.

*****

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Last Grey Ship, The
*Story Author: ErinRua
*Author's E-mail: wuzreb@hotmail.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=277

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: LotR
3rd: Elves

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): adult themes

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The voice of
the Sea merely whispers, until the reasons to stay pass on. Aragorn's
days are ending, and Gimli faces more farewells as Legolas looks to
the West ... How the story may have ended. Book-derived per ROTK
Appendixes. Gap-filler. Drama, angst, friendship. Non-slash.

Msg# 279

Marta's nominations: Alawa Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 14:31:03 Topic ID# 279
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Hearth Companions
*Story Author: Alawa
*Author's E-mail: alawa@madasafish.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=780

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Men
2nd: Drama
3rd: Lord of the Rings

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A woman of
Minas Tirith goes about her business in the aftermath of the Siege of
Gondor. Response to a HASA Quickies Challenge 2002.

Msg# 280

Marta's nomination: Azalais Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 14:36:57 Topic ID# 280
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: After Such Knowledge
*Story Author: Azelais
*Author's E-mail: hazel-henneth@kantaka.co.uk
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1522

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Lord of the Rings
2nd: Drama
3rd: Men

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): While the
battle rages on the Pelennor Field, the aged Keeper of Minas Tirith's
House of Lore remembers the last time Mithrandir came to the White
City and sought his help.

Msg# 281

Marta's nomination: Azalais Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 14:37:21 Topic ID# 280
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: After Such Knowledge
*Story Author: Azelais
*Author's E-mail: hazel-henneth@kantaka.co.uk [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1522

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Lord of the Rings
2nd: Drama
3rd: Men

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): While the
battle rages on the Pelennor Field, the aged Keeper of Minas Tirith's
House of Lore remembers the last time Mithrandir came to the White
City and sought his help.

Msg# 282

Marta's recommendations: Dwim Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 14:39:21 Topic ID# 282
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Eowyn, my fair one
*Story Author: Dwimordene
*Author's E-mail: dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1233

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Rohan
2nd: Men
3rd: Romance
Suggested Subcategory: Poetry

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): sexuality (non-explicit)

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Grima and Éowyn. Sort of.

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A very Bitter
(and belated) Valentine's Day poetry challenge. Grima lets his inner
poet loose. Pity the world. And Eowyn, of course.

*****

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: From the Other Riverbank
*Story Author: Dwimordene
*Author's E-mail: dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=5

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Men
2nd: Drama
3rd: LotR

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): mature themes related to
homosexuality

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): (pairing withheld per author's
intents; see summary)

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Slash fic
with a high angst content, now complete. The curious shall read, the
others will blithely remain ignorant of even the 'pairing.'

*****

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Spartan Letters, The
*Story Author: Dwimordene
*Author's E-mail: dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1954

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Men
3rd: LotR

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Men of war
would be wise to leave nothing undone.

Please find enclosed Faramir's last letters to his father.

*****

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Standards
*Story Author: Dwimordene
*Author's E-mail: dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2613

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Elves
3rd: LotR

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): "Arwen
remained in Rivendell, and when Aragorn was abroad, from afar she
watched over him in thought; and in hope she made for him a great and
kingly standard, such as only one might display who claimed the
lordship of the Numenoreans and the inheritance of Elendil" (RoTK,
"The Tale of Arwen and Aragorn", Appendix A, 387).

A vignette about standards and adhering to the choices one makes.

Msg# 283

Marta's Recommendations: Nath Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 14:44:50 Topic ID# 283
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Hunger
*Story Author: Nath
*Author's E-mail:
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2225

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Orcs
2nd: LotR
3rd: Humor

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): graphic portrayal of --
well, orcs being orcs

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): An unpleasant
little vignette showing that what goes on in a standard bearer's mind
may not always be all that lofty... [Nominator's Note: The author
feels this work is more properly considered filmverse than pure bookverse]

Msg# 284

Re: Marta's Recommendations: Nath Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 14:48:22 Topic ID# 283
> *Author's E-mail:

Sorry, I forgot to include the e-mail. nath_kuijpers@wxs.nl . And, as
with all my entries, I've checked with the authors that they wish to
be included.

Cheers, Marta

Msg# 285

Marta's nomination: Chathol-linn Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 15:05:28 Topic ID# 285
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Song-Fight at the Swan and Cygnet Saloon
*Story Author: Chathol-linn
*Author's E-mail: chathollinn@comcast.net [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2299

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Humor
*2nd: The Hobbit
Suggested Subcategory: Poetry

*Rating: R (I personally think the story reads much more like PG13, or
even PG, but the author has set the rating on the site to 'Adult')

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): language

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Humorous
narrative poem, just for fun. Watch out for indelicate language.
(Ahem.) The story of how a couple of archers, Bard and Legolas,
resolved a gambling argument, mellowed out some Orcs, and named a new
tavern drink in the process. Gathering of the Fellowship Toronto 2003
Writing Awards: 1st Place, Humor, 20+ [Nominator's Note: The author
has also nominated this piece but asks that you follow my nomination.]

Msg# 286

a shameless nomination :) Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 02, 2004 - 15:14:38 Topic ID# 286
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Coriel

*Story Title: We Were Young Once

*Story Author: Coriel

*Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1750

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd: Drama
3rd: The Silmarillion (for now)
Subcategory (suggest something): WIP

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): some references to violence, but nothing too graphic yet

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): still in the early stages, but will soon be Thranduil & Lindoriel (his future wife)

*Summary (not a reccommendation. Save that for the vote): After the fall of both Doriath and Sirion, Thranduil and his father Oropher set out to begin a new era of their lives.


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Msg# 287

Re: Nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 16:54:49 Topic ID# 191
It made it to the list. Just some categorizers are behind. Soledad and
myself seem to be on or near a computer nearly 24 hours a day. The others
may not be. ;-)

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: shiekdesigner [mailto:shunit1@netvision.net.il]
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 11:28 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Nominations
>
> I wrote these nomiations 2 days ago, I think, but they
> haven't came up yet and me and Coriel thought it might be do
> to the load of nominations coming; some may be lost. So I'm
> reposting this.
>
> > I was authorized to nominate these stories by the author.
> >
> > ___________________________________________________________
> >
> > Story Nomination Form
> >
> > *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
> >
> > *Story Title: I Return
> >
> > *Story Author: Coriel
> >
> > *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@o...
> >
> > *Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?
> SID=1162
> >
> > *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> >
> > *1st: The Lord of the Rings
> > 2nd: Drama
> > 3rd: Elves
> >
> > *Rating: PG (I am not familiar with the rating system, but besides
> > angst there isn't anything terrible or inappropriate in this story)
> >
> > *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The
> homeward
> > journey for Legolas, from Gondor to Greenwood and beyond.
> Some insight
> > into what the War of the Ring must have meant to the
> quietest
> > and oft neglected member of the Fellowship, together with his and
> > Gimli's subsequent efforts to achieve acceptance in opposing worlds.
> >
> > ___________________________________________________________________
> >
> > Story Nomination Form
> >
> > *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
> >
> > *Story Title: Secrets We Dare Not Tell
> >
> > *Story Author: Coriel
> >
> > *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@o...
> >
> > *Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?
> > sid=1792&cid=7508
> >
> > *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> >
> > *1st: Humor
> > 2nd: Elves
> > 3rd: Lord of the Rings
> >
> > *Rating: as low a rating as they come.
> >
> > *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): (A quick
> bit
> > of off the wall humor, a whimsical gapfiller for I Return.
> A dreadful
> > "what-if".) Legolas is attending Gimli's personal effects
> the evening
> > they both arrived in Lasgalen, when the unthinkable happens . . .
> >
> >
> _____________________________________________________________________
> >
> > Story Nomination Form
> >
> > *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
> >
> > *Story Title: Paths We Trod, Wrongs We Bore
> >
> > *Story Author: Coriel
> >
> > *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@o...
> >
> > *Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=724
> >
> > *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> >
> > *1st: Drama
> > 2nd: Elves
> > 3rd: The Silmarillion
> >
> > *Rating: PG (?)
> >
> > Rating reason: Violence
> >
> > *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Thranduil
> at
> > last makes up his mind to follow his family into the West, but
> first
> > he must confront again some of the slings and arrows of his past.
> > ___________________________________________________________________
> >
> > Story Nomination Form
> >
> > *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
> >
> > *Story Title: Canst Though Forgive Me
> >
> > *Story Author: Coriel
> >
> > *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@o...
> >
> > *Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=952
> >
> > *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> >
> > *1st: Drama
> > 2nd: Elves
> > 3rd: The Silmarillion
> >
> > *Rating: PG (? - again, it is very angsty and might be difficult to
> > read)
> >
> > *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
> "Upon Doriath
> > a heavy charge had fallen. Melian sat long in silence
> beside
> > Thingol the King . . . and she knew that her parting from Thingol
> was
> > the forerunner of a greater parting, and that the doom of Doriath
> was
> > drawing nigh . . . The Nauglamir was retaken, and brought back in
> > bitter grief to Melian the Queen." (involving Thranduil and Melian)
> >
>
>
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Msg# 288

Re: Nominations Posted by Soledad May 02, 2004 - 17:00:46 Topic ID# 191
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
> It made it to the list. Just some categorizers are behind.
Soledad and myself seem to be on or near a computer nearly 24 hours a
day. The others may not be. ;-)

Alas, the good times are limited to the weekend. At school we are 50+
persons for two computers, so I probably will be a little behind
during the week, too. <g>

Soledad

Msg# 289

Re: New Banner Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 17:07:54 Topic ID# 275
> -----Original Message-----
> From: granamyr@yahoo.com [mailto:granamyr@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 1:18 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] New Banner
>
> In the Photos section, there is a new banner under
> Banners/Silmarillion for The Akallabêth Award. I hope it looks okay.
>

Woo-hoo! Thanks! It looks great! Only two things: Is there a 2004 on it
anywhere? If not, could you add one? And open that photo up and click Edit
Name, and put your name in the Description.

Thanks again!

More please!

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 290

Re: Marta's Recommendations: Nath Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 17:12:31 Topic ID# 283
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marta [mailto:MartaL0712@netscape.net]
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 2:48 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Marta's Recommendations: Nath
>
> > *Author's E-mail:
>
> Sorry, I forgot to include the e-mail. nath_kuijpers@wxs.nl .
> And, as with all my entries, I've checked with the authors
> that they wish to be included.

Thanks. Then if you have their permission, go ahead and add them to the
Author's Approval table and forward me an e-mail from them giving their
permission for documentation's sake.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 291

Re: Marta's nomination: Lyllyn Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 17:15:50 Topic ID# 272
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marta [mailto:MartaL0712@netscape.net]
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 12:47 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Marta's nomination: Lyllyn
>
> > *Author's E-mail: yllyn@y...
>
> I should have mentioned that I've already verifed with her
> than this piece can be entered in the contest.

Verifying is great, but a) we need to have a full e-mail address on hand
somewhere. And b) we need to have an e-mail from her (even if just a forward
from you) saying so. We want this to be official, not just heresay.

Thanks.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 292

Re: Marta's nomination: Lyllyn Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 17:41:12 Topic ID# 272
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Marta [mailto:MartaL0712@n...]
> > Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 12:47 PM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Marta's nomination: Lyllyn
> >
> > > *Author's E-mail: yllyn@y...
> >
> > I should have mentioned that I've already verifed with her
> > than this piece can be entered in the contest.
>
> Verifying is great, but a) we need to have a full e-mail address on hand
> somewhere.

Weird. When I posted it had the full email address. I think Yahoo
chopped it.

>And b) we need to have an e-mail from her (even if just a forward
> from you) saying so. We want this to be official, not just heresay.
>

Agreed. What address should I forward to? The list, or is there
another email address?

Cheers, Marta

Msg# 293

Re: New Banner Posted by granamyr@yahoo.com May 02, 2004 - 18:39:15 Topic ID# 275
Yes, after "MEFA," it actually says "2004," though now it doesn't
seem very clear.

And would you believe I did this beautiful Grey Havens Award, only
to find there ISN'T one!!!

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: granamyr@y... [mailto:granamyr@y...]
> > Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 1:18 PM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] New Banner
> >
> > In the Photos section, there is a new banner under
> > Banners/Silmarillion for The Akallabêth Award. I hope it looks
okay.
> >
>
> Woo-hoo! Thanks! It looks great! Only two things: Is there a
2004 on it
> anywhere? If not, could you add one? And open that photo up and
click Edit
> Name, and put your name in the Description.
>
> Thanks again!
>
> More please!
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
>
> "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond
said, "for
> it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
>
> http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
> Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 294

Nomination Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 02, 2004 - 18:58:00 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Coriel

*Story Title: The Green Knight

*Story Author: Le Rouret

*Author's E-mail Address: lerouret@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=686

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves (I suppose. It's really more like Elves in Gondor)
2nd:
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): WIP

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommendation. Save that for the vote): King Elessar and Prince Faramir stage a tournament in Ithilien to draw knights to Gondor, but in the process they discover trouble unlooked-for.


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Msg# 295

Re: Nominations Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 02, 2004 - 19:00:42 Topic ID# 191
Just to let it be known that "I Return" is still a WIP!

Coriel
----- Original Message -----
From: shiekdesigner
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 12:27 PM
Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Nominations


I wrote these nomiations 2 days ago, I think, but they haven't came
up yet and me and Coriel thought it might be do to the load of
nominations coming; some may be lost. So I'm reposting this.

> I was authorized to nominate these stories by the author.
>
> ___________________________________________________________
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
>
> *Story Title: I Return
>
> *Story Author: Coriel
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@o...
>
> *Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?
SID=1162
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: The Lord of the Rings
> 2nd: Drama
> 3rd: Elves
>
> *Rating: PG (I am not familiar with the rating system, but besides
> angst there isn't anything terrible or inappropriate in this story)
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The
homeward
> journey for Legolas, from Gondor to Greenwood and beyond. Some
> insight into what the War of the Ring must have meant to the
quietest
> and oft neglected member of the Fellowship, together with his and
> Gimli's subsequent efforts to achieve acceptance in opposing worlds.
>
> ___________________________________________________________________
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
>
> *Story Title: Secrets We Dare Not Tell
>
> *Story Author: Coriel
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@o...
>
> *Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?
> sid=1792&cid=7508
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: Humor
> 2nd: Elves
> 3rd: Lord of the Rings
>
> *Rating: as low a rating as they come.
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): (A quick
bit
> of off the wall humor, a whimsical gapfiller for I Return. A
> dreadful "what-if".) Legolas is attending Gimli's personal
> effects
> the evening they both arrived in Lasgalen, when the unthinkable
> happens . . .
>
>
_____________________________________________________________________
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
>
> *Story Title: Paths We Trod, Wrongs We Bore
>
> *Story Author: Coriel
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@o...
>
> *Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=724
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: Drama
> 2nd: Elves
> 3rd: The Silmarillion
>
> *Rating: PG (?)
>
> Rating reason: Violence
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Thranduil
at
> last makes up his mind to follow his family into the West, but
first
> he must confront again some of the slings and arrows of his past.
> ___________________________________________________________________
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
>
> *Story Title: Canst Though Forgive Me
>
> *Story Author: Coriel
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@o...
>
> *Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=952
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: Drama
> 2nd: Elves
> 3rd: The Silmarillion
>
> *Rating: PG (? - again, it is very angsty and might be difficult to
> read)
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): "Upon
> Doriath a heavy charge had fallen. Melian sat long in silence
beside
> Thingol the King . . . and she knew that her parting from Thingol
was
> the forerunner of a greater parting, and that the doom of Doriath
was
> drawing nigh . . . The Nauglamir was retaken, and brought back in
> bitter grief to Melian the Queen." (involving Thranduil and Melian)
>



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Msg# 296

Re: Marta's nomination: Lyllyn Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 19:25:17 Topic ID# 272
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marta [mailto:MartaL0712@netscape.net]
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 5:41 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Marta's nomination: Lyllyn
>

> Weird. When I posted it had the full email address. I think
> Yahoo chopped it.
>

I don't know why either. I know they truncate them if you read posts online
but that is in the From line. Didn't know they truncated them anywhere else.

Hmm...

> Agreed. What address should I forward to? The list, or is
> there another email address?

My address: mefaadmin at earthlink dot net. Just in case. ;-)

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 297

Re: New Banner Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 19:28:25 Topic ID# 275
> -----Original Message-----
> From: granamyr@yahoo.com [mailto:granamyr@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 6:39 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: New Banner
>
> Yes, after "MEFA," it actually says "2004," though now it
> doesn't seem very clear.

I thought there might be something there, but I just couldn't make it out.
Would it be very hard to put another 2004 there over the old one, more
clear?

> And would you believe I did this beautiful Grey Havens Award,
> only to find there ISN'T one!!!

Hmmm...Well go over the names in the FAQ again. There must be something it
can fit..... Could you fake it and say it's really about Amroth and
Nimrodel, or Cuivienen?

Or heck, if nothing else, make it a MEFA banner! Like the ones I put in the
other folder there in Photos.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 298

Author's Category -- How does it work, Exactly? Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 20:05:05 Topic ID# 298
I was wondering how exactly voting for the Author's Category is going
to work? Some potential ideas I'm bouncing between

1. people are going to write recommendations of the author in general
just like they did a particular fic, and those will be tallied.

2. we somehow combine the scores of the different works. The only way
I can think of this working is an average of score/voter. (Sum up all
the works, divide by number of votes cast.)

3. Everyone gets a simple thumbs up/thumbs down vote that they can
either vote for or against any author. Thumbs up = 1 pt, Thumbs down =
-1 point. Average the scores.

4. Everyone can vote for an unlimited number of authors (but each
author only once). One point per vote. Sum the scores. Highest score win.

5. Everyone gets one vote (or some other fixed, finite number) to give
to any author. Each author can only get one vote. Highest score wins.

Or some other method I'm yet to dream up. But inquiring minds want to
know: just how will this category be run, and should this perhaps be
outlined in the FAQ?

Cheers,
Marta

"'If the giving of information is to be the cure of your
inquisitiveness, I shall spend all the rest of my days in answering
you. What more do you want to know?'

"'The names of all the stars, and of all living things, and the whole
history of Middle-earth and Over-heaven and of the Sundering Seas [..]
Of course! What less?'" [Gandalf and Pippin, TTT]

Msg# 299

Re: Author's Category -- How does it work, Exactly? Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2004 - 20:27:21 Topic ID# 298
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marta [mailto:MartaL0712@netscape.net]
> Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 8:05 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Author's Category -- How does it work, Exactly?
>
> I was wondering how exactly voting for the Author's Category
> is going to work? Some potential ideas I'm bouncing between
>
> 1. people are going to write recommendations of the author in
> general just like they did a particular fic, and those will
> be tallied.

Yep.

> Or some other method I'm yet to dream up. But inquiring minds want to
> know: just how will this category be run, and should this
> perhaps be outlined in the FAQ?

Just like with the stories. Only now you are commenting on the writer. Let
me share with you those two votes for my story and me that came too late for
the ASC awards, as an
example:

(Story) Vote:

This story was especially intruging because it was the third and final part
of the trilogy. And since Gabrielle takes her time writing her stories,
which is NOT a bad thing, reading the conclusion is even more exciting. In
this story, she is finally able to give Bashir some hope, something he
obviously lacked in the other two stories. And as a fan of "happy endings,"
I appreciated it. Again, he knowledge of history comes in handy here and
makes the story all that much more real. She again reminds us of the darker
part of her history. As she does with all her stories, she makes you feel
as if you're there, experiencing everything with the characters. As a
Christian, I found this story especially touching. With so many people
misinterpreting Roddenberry's view of religion and practically making the
characters athiests, it's nice to see a writer who's not afraid to be
different and make the characters believe in the "ancient" religion of
Christianity. Even if Bashir himself doesn't believe, the point is reached.
Part of me is sad the trilogy is over because it was so addicting. I'll
just wait for the Gidari story, which will probably be a while. That will
just make it more worth the wait.

Author Vote:

Gabrielle is one fo those authors that you wonder why they aren't writing
professionally (maybe cause you write too much!). Her stories are so
complex and developed that you forget you're not reading a best selling
author (maybe that's redundant). The characters are true to life and
although she may disagree, her description is so compelling. Sometimes,
after reading one of her stories, I remember a scene that was so vivid that
I don't know if I read it or saw it on television. Her stories grab you
from the first sentence and don't let go until after you've finished. Some
like Oswiecim don't let go at all. Gabrielle is a truely talented writer
and I look forward to more from her.


--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 300

Espresso Addict's Noms: Firerose Posted by tavia0 May 02, 2004 - 21:18:01 Topic ID# 300
*Nominator's name: Espresso Addict

*Story Title: Missing

*Story Author: Firerose

*Author's E-mail Address: firerose@fireflyuk.net

*Story URL: http://www.viragene.com/missing.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Men
2nd: Drama
3rd: LotR
Subcategory (suggest something): Gondor

*Rating: UK 15; US soft R ?

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): adult situations
implied, language

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): not romance

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
The new Steward delves into the past, whilst coming to terms with the
present, and the future.

Msg# 301

Marta's nomination: Regina Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 21:51:03 Topic ID# 301
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Snowdrops and Bluebells
*Story Author: Regina
*Author's E-mail: rlh_na@hotmail.com
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2161

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Romance
2nd: LotR
3rd: Men
Suggested Subcategory: Gondor

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Faramir and Éowyn

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): As Eowyn's
friendship with Merry deepens during their stay in the Houses of
Healing, other feelings are unthawed in her heart as well. A detailing
of Eowyn's courtship by Faramir from her point of view.

Msg# 302

Re: Marta's nomination: Regina Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 21:56:22 Topic ID# 301
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Marta" <MartaL0712@n...> wrote:
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Marta
> *Story Title: Snowdrops and Bluebells
> *Story Author: Regina
> *Author's E-mail: rlh_na@h...

Mea culpa. That email address should have been marked as verified.
(All mine are.)

I realise that these email addresses are being cut off by Yahoo, and
I'm not sure how to stop it. I'm forwarding the verification emails to
Ainae offlist and will add the email addresses to the database.

Cheers, Marta

Msg# 303

Marta's nominations: fileg Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 21:56:59 Topic ID# 303
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: All These Wore Wings
*Story Author: fileg
*Author's E-mail: powzie@gryphonsmith.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2505

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Men
3rd: LotR
Suggested Subcategory: Gondor

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Random images
from the siege of Gondolin haunt a small boy in another white city. A
snapshot, based on the painting "Brothers" by Starlight. -- fileg

Msg# 304

Marta's recs: Anglachel Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 21:58:45 Topic ID# 304
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Legacy
*Story Author: Anglachel
*Author's E-mail: anglachel@cox.net [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=342

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Hobbits
2nd: Drama
3rd: Lord of the Rings (I suppose. It is set between Hobbit and LotR
but has more to do with LotR than Hobbit)

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): exploration of adult
themes, graphic portrayal of sexual (slash) scenes -- not point of story

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Frodo/OCs (not a romance but
does contain sexual scene)

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Ten days in
Buckland as Bilbo tries to convince his relatives that Frodo belongs
with him. Mature themes in all chapters, descriptions of sexual
activity and violence in later chapters. Significant speculation about
minor LOTR characters, and gap-filling on Shire culture, society,
politics and economics. Bilbo, Frodo, Rory, Gilda. By Anglachel.

*****

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: On Merry Yule
*Story Author: Anglachel
*Author's E-mail: anglachel@cox.net [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=712

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Hobbits
2nd: Drama
3rd: Lord of the Rings (I suppose. It is set between Hobbit and LotR
but has more to do with LotR than Hobbit)

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): exploration of adult
themes, graphic portrayal of sexual (slash) scenes -- not point of story

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Frodo/OCs (not a romance but
does contain sexual scene)

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Two weeks in
Buckland as Bilbo and Frodo visit during Yule and attend the
Wintermark celebration. Takes place in late-December, 1388, and early
January 1389 SR, during the Yule season. Contains a great deal of
speculative information about Shire social structure, politics, and
economic activity since Bilbo returned from his adventures. Bilbo and
Frodo are main characters. Brandybuck, Took, Bolger, and Burrows
relatives show up, and many original characters (OCs), including
Dalin, a Dwarf. Mature themes in almost every chapter, descriptions of
sexual activity and violence in several chapters. Not a cheerful
feel-good holiday story in any way. Sequel to Legacy. By Anglachel.

Msg# 305

Marta's recommendations: Nessime Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 22:16:34 Topic ID# 305
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Promises to Keep
*Story Author: Nessime
*Author's E-mail: julia.cobb@verizon.net
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1789

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Rohan
2nd: Men
3rd: LotR

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The Third
Marshal of the Riddermark and the Ranger who would be King meet for
the first time on the plains of Rohan. Told from a slightly different
viewpoint.

Msg# 306

Marta's nominations: Gwynnyd Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 22:40:38 Topic ID# 306
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Gift for Pippin, A
*Story Author: gwynnyd
*Author's E-mail: expotech@comcast.net
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2971

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: LotR
2nd: Drama
3rd: Hobbits

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Poor Pippin.
Here is is traumatized from being exposed to the Eye of Sauron.
Everyone thinks he's been really stupid *again* and no one gives him
any sympathy for being tortured by Sauron... except Legolas. Pippin
really didn't do so badly, when you get right down to it.

Msg# 307

Marta's nominations: jodancingtree Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 22:53:03 Topic ID# 307
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Drunkard of Bag End
*Story Author: jodancingtree
*Author's E-mail: jodancingtree@yahoo.com
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2383

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Hobbits
2nd: Drama
3rd: LotR

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): adult themes, alcohol abuse

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The
malevolent voice still lingered in his mind, over a year after the
Ring went into the Fire, till Frodo felt he must be driven mad by it.
Could he buy a few hours of peace, with a bottle of brandy?

*****

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Sam's Rose
*Story Author: jodancingtree
*Author's E-mail: jodancingtree@yahoo.com
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1179

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Hobbits
2nd: Drama
3rd: LotR

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): adult themes

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Sam and Rose (This romance is
important to the story, but because the story has as much to do with
Rose's relationship to Frodo as to Sam it is properly considered a drama)

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The girl he
left behind him -- and came home to. His thoughts go back to her again
and again, even in Mordor. But when they return, can he make a life
with her -- and Frodo?

Msg# 308

Marta's nominations: Ariel Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 22:55:17 Topic ID# 308
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Linden and Laurel
*Story Author: Ariel
*Author's E-mail: lgreenaw@kcnet.org
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2167

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Hobbits
2nd: Drama
3rd: Lord of the Rings (FA, but tied to events of LotR)

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Sam knew his
master had to leave the Shire, knew he could never have found healing
in middle earth, but did Frodo ever become whole in the West? A tender
and mystical tale of how Sam learned, in the end, that he had.

Msg# 309

Marta's nominations: Thundera Tiger Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 22:57:40 Topic ID# 309
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Fools Hope, A
*Story Author: Thundera Tiger
*Author's E-mail: swordofomens@hotmail.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2418
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd: LotR
3rd: Humor

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable material

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Vignette set
in Rivendell after the Fellowship's departure. Focuses on a
conversation between Glorfindel and Elrond as they debate the wisdom
in both the Fellowship's mission as well as the individuals comprising
the unlikely group. A fool's hope? You decide.

Msg# 310

Marta's nominations: Tanaqui Posted by Marta May 02, 2004 - 23:02:33 Topic ID# 310
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Influence of Kindred Desires, The
*Story Author: Tanaqui
*Author's E-mail: tanaqui@btopenworld.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1674
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Romance
2nd: Men
3rd: LotR

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): explicit heterosexual content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Faramir and Éowyn

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The Steward
of Gondor and the White Lady of Rohan are to be married. The right
ceremonies must be performed in the right way. But Faramir and Éowyn
have a few rituals of their own to conduct. Adult-rated for explicit
sex scenes. This is the third in my sequence of stories about Faramir
and Éowyn's relationship, following on from "Knight's Service" and
"Later". There are some references to events in the earlier stories
but it should not be necessary to read the other stories first.

*****

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Chance Meetings
*Story Author: Tanaqui
*Author's E-mail: tanaqui@btopenworld.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1401
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Men
2nd: Drama
3rd: LotR

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): discussion of adult
themes/situations - ie prostitution and intergenerational sexual taboos

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Denethor/OFC and Faramir/OFC

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The Steward
of Gondor and the White Lady of Rohan are to be married. The right
ceremonies must be performed in the right way. But Faramir and Éowyn
have a few rituals of their own to conduct. Adult-rated for explicit
sex scenes. This is the third in my sequence of stories about Faramir
and Éowyn's relationship, following on from "Knight's Service" and
"Later". There are some references to events in the earlier stories
but it should not be necessary to read the other stories first.

*****

[Nominator's Note: "Later" is the "missing scenes" of "Knight's
Service," kept out of KS to keep the rating PG13. I recommend treating
the two as one story.]

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Knight's Service, Later
*Story Author: Tanaqui
*Author's E-mail: tanaqui@btopenworld.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1156
; http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1260

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Romance
2nd: Men
3rd: Rohan

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): explicit heterosexual scenes

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Faramir and Éowyn

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): An attempt to
write a story about Faramir in which the angst monster does not
invade. In this, Faramir gets wet and takes all his clothes off. But
doesn't succumb to any angst. Humor with a dash of romance.

*****

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Failure
*Story Author: Tanaqui
*Author's E-mail: tanaqui@btopenworld.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1708

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: LotR
2nd: Drama
3rd: Men

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): explicit heterosexual scenes

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Faramir and Éowyn

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): An attempt to
write a story about Faramir in which the angst monster does not
invade. In this, Faramir gets wet and takes all his clothes off. But
doesn't succumb to any angst. Humor with a dash of romance.

Msg# 311

Welcome to the group! Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 03, 2004 - 0:08:58 Topic ID# 311
Hello to all the new folks! Welcome to the MEFAs. All these people joined
today!

garciafans
Uruviel Carnesir
the_scribes_apprentis
zeedrippyvessel2
a_tehta
Lemur
Laura
Donna
Liz
son8n
JastaElf
flick
malifur014


Some of you may have joined after finding out you were nominated. I had
hoped that would happen!

Just so you know, this is our first year, and heck, our first week! We're
still trying too find our legs in this, but so far, it's going well. We
have a lot of nominations :-) and now we need to get them recorded. Just
keep 'em coming! We'll get them all eventually.

And if you nominate anything of your own, go ahead an add yourself to the
Author Approvals table in the Database area of the Yahoo site. Also, if you
receive permission from an author to nominate something on yyour own, add
them to that table and then forward to me (mefaadmin@earthlink.net) an
e-mail from th author saying you have permission. We just need something to
document.

Anyway, make yourselves at home! Poke around; check out the polls and
Photos. Check out our website (http://mefawards.agreatserver.com). If you
take the FanArt Contest information like, you can then find the link to the
one page where you can see all the Awards Banners in (at least since the
last time I uploaded). And please, if any of you can draw or do great
things with computer graphics (or know someone who can), we need more
banner-makers! I hope to at least get 2 per award title so we can have a
vote for the one that will represent that award.

Glad to have you!

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
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Msg# 312

Promotions Update Posted by Larian May 03, 2004 - 0:40:37 Topic ID# 312
Well, I spammed many of my lists and several of my LJ communities.

To those of you who saw it several times, I apologize. I tried to
keep to the main ones that don't overlap too much in membership.

They're all in the database, so please be sure to check all three or
four pages of that it anyone else wants to contact lists :)

*Runs out to decide which fics she wants to nominate*

=====
Larian
larian_elensar@yahoo.com
Keeper of the OEAM archive http://www.ofelvesandmen.com

Msg# 313

New member Posted by nottheredbaron2003 May 03, 2004 - 5:35:41 Topic ID# 313
Hi all,

I'm Talullah and I'm 28 years old.
I've written two slash fics - the third is on the way, and I own an
archive devoted to Gil-galad/Elrond.

Cheers

Talullah

Msg# 314

New member! *waves* Posted by Forest May 03, 2004 - 5:55:23 Topic ID# 314
Hi. My name is Forest and some of you may recognise me from groups
like HL or JFA. For those who don't I'll tell you a bit about myself.

I live in Merry Ol' England which isn't very merry at the moment
because of everlasting rain, wind and hail! :(
I love LOTR and The Hobbit with a passion (also helps that I like to
read in general). I have tried to read The Silmarillion but failed
after the first few chapters. It didn't help that I spent a week
trying to read the beginning and then discovered that I wasn't
reading a chapter, I was reading the foreword! *smacks self on
head* A prime example of stupidity! LOL!

Hobbies? Well, as I said I love to read. I also like to sketch, go
out with friends, watch movies/cinema, tv, face-painting (that's a
thing a t the moment. I'm practising for doing face-painting at a
kids fun day at our local church!) Uhm.....oh, and I can speak
French and German (not fluently), a few words in Russian and
Japanese. And when I say a few words, I mean just that! ;)


So, that's me to a T!

Luv
~Forest

Msg# 315

Another New Banner Posted by Kate May 03, 2004 - 6:06:23 Topic ID# 315
I've just put up another banner - one for the humour category, of
Barliman Butterbur - which goes with my Bilbo Baggins and Tom
Bombadil awards. Everyone else's awards are so much prettier than
mine :P

- Pervinca

(desperately trying to catch up on her online Tolkien class :P)

Msg# 316

Re: Promotions Update Posted by Donna May 03, 2004 - 6:34:59 Topic ID# 312
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ELVES_R_US/
You are welcome to post about this on my yahoo group ERU if you like.

Donna

----- Original Message -----
From: Larian
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 1:40 AM
Subject: [MEFAwards] Promotions Update


Well, I spammed many of my lists and several of my LJ communities.

To those of you who saw it several times, I apologize. I tried to
keep to the main ones that don't overlap too much in membership.

They're all in the database, so please be sure to check all three or
four pages of that it anyone else wants to contact lists :)

*Runs out to decide which fics she wants to nominate*

=====
Larian
larian_elensar@yahoo.com
Keeper of the OEAM archive http://www.ofelvesandmen.com










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Msg# 317

Categorizer's question, was: Marta's nominations: Tanaqui Posted by Soledad May 03, 2004 - 8:49:26 Topic ID# 310
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Marta" <MartaL0712@n...> wrote:

> [Nominator's Note: "Later" is the "missing scenes" of "Knight's
> Service," kept out of KS to keep the rating PG13. I recommend
treating the two as one story.]

Ainae, is this okay with you?

Soledad

Msg# 318

Story Nominations #6 Posted by Soledad May 03, 2004 - 9:41:57 Topic ID# 318
In order to stock up the less populated categories, here we come:



Nomination form #1:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: The Complexities of Power

*Story Author: Watcherchild

*Author's E-mail Address: watcherchild@yahoo.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1144503

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Horror
2nd: Drama
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Sauron, Balrogs

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): violence

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The
corruption of Sauron.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Nomination form #2:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: The truth of Ugliness

*Story Author: Watcherchild

*Author's E-mail Address: watcherchild@yahoo.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1100474

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Horror
2nd: Drama
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Angst

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): disturbing images,
violence

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A
psychological look into the twisted and cruel shaping of the first
Orc.

----------------------------------------------------------------


Nomination form #3:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: The Next Step

*Story Author: Watcherchild

*Author's E-mail Address: watcherchild@yahoo.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=989380

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Mystery
2nd: Drama
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something): Angst

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): An Avari Elf
goes to the Halls of Mandos and recounts the tale of the first Orcs –
the lost Elves.

----------------------------------------------------------------


Nomination form #4:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: The Nature of Starlight

*Story Author: Watcherchild

*Author's E-mail Address: watcherchild@yahoo.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1001961

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Mystery
2nd: Romance
3rd: Silmarillion
Subcategory (suggest something): Angst

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): slash; rating is set by
the author, though I think it is too high for the content.

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): ?/? (no names given)

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The coming
of the sun and the moon signals change for two lovers.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Msg# 319

Tanaqui's nominations: Marta Posted by Liz May 03, 2004 - 9:44:04 Topic ID# 310
Hi, I'm Liz and I write under the pen-name Tanaqui. I think these
awards are wonderful idea - constructive criticism is the best award
any author can get! In a piece of blatant reciprocity ;-) (and because
I think both these stories very much deserve to be nominated), I am
nominating two of Marta's stories:

----

*Nominator's name: Liz (Tanaqui)
*Story Title: How Many Years?
*Story Author: Marta (aure_enteluva)
*Author's E-mail: MartaL0712@netscape.net (I believe Marta has given
permission for all her stories to be nominated)
*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1664

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Men
2nd: Drama
3rd: LotR

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): n/a

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The road to
the hallows above Minas Tirith is travelled only once a generation, on
the twentieth birthday of the current steward's oldest son. Denethor
leads Boromir down that scarce-walked path, and Denethor finally gives
Boromir an honest answer to a question he asked as a child.

----

*Nominator's name: Liz (Tanaqui)
*Story Title: Summer Nights
*Story Author: Marta (aure_enteluva)
*Author's E-mail: MartaL0712@netscape.net (I believe Marta has given
permission for all her stories to be nominated)
*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1320

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Men
3rd: LotR

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): discussion of adult
themes - prostitution, masturbation and unplanned pregnancy

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Faramir and OFC, Boromir and
OFC

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The summer of
3000 was the hottest one Faramir ever remembered. When he found
himself lost in Dol Amroth and stopped at an inn to ask directions, he
was surprised to find the place was a haven from the heat. He decided
to stay for dinner and when the matron offered him a cool room to lie
down in while his meal was prepared, he gladly accepted, without
realising exactly what he was accepting.

Cheers, Liz

Msg# 320

Marta's Recommendation: AL Milton Posted by Marta May 03, 2004 - 9:55:13 Topic ID# 320
*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Shards of Time, The
*Story Author: AL Milton
*Author's E-mail: bastetsdog@yahoo.co.uk [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1045

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Men
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Fourth Age

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): deals with adult themes
(no graphic sex or violence)

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Barahir, the
writer grandson of Faramir and Eowyn, tries to find out what truth
shall he write about his legendary grandmother.

Msg# 321

Marta's nominations: Thevina Finduilas Posted by Marta May 03, 2004 - 9:58:59 Topic ID# 321
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Daughters of Oromë
*Story Author: Thevina Finduilas
*Author's E-mail: thevina33@hotmail.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1436
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Rohan
2nd: Men
3rd: LotR

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable material

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A story of
Rohan, beginning with Eowyn's childhood and continuing past the War of
the Ring, covering around 35 years. Features Eowyn and Fréalas, an OFC
who is two years Eowyn's senior. Multiple POVs, action, drama, some
angst and musings on a possible underground shieldmaiden subculture
that might have been revived in Rohan before and during the WR.

Msg# 322

Marta's Nominations: Suzene Campos Posted by Marta May 03, 2004 - 10:20:30 Topic ID# 322
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Different Kind of Sacrifice, A
*Story Author: Suzene Campes
*Author's E-mail: roving_one@hotmail.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1043
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: LotR
2nd: Drama
3rd: Humor

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable material

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): This is an
entry for the Movie Challenge, specifically for the "What is Gimli
Thinking Each Time He Makes A Joke" idea. Set directly after the
battle for Helm's Deep, this movie-verse story contains spoilers,
angst, and Dwarf-stripping. You have been warned.

Msg# 323

Marta's Nomination: Enros Posted by Marta May 03, 2004 - 10:45:35 Topic ID# 323
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: One Dark Night
*Story Author: Enros
*Author's E-mail: Sorne&Enros@magic-tortoise.co.uk [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=102

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Romance
2nd: Orcs

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): homosexual content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Elrond and Uglúk

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Taking
shelter from an unseasonal storm, Elrond finds the cave already
occupied - by the former Captain of Saruman's Uruk Hai. SLASH.
Elrond/Ugluk. Sounds unlikely? Read it and believe! Trust me. It's a
beautiful thing. Somewhat Alternate Universe in that Ugluk is still
alive after the end of the War of the Ring.

Msg# 324

Espresso Addict's noms: Teasel Posted by tavia0 May 03, 2004 - 10:51:07 Topic ID# 324
*Nominator's name: Espresso Addict

*Story Title: On Gorgoroth Plain

*Story Author: Teasel

*Author's E-mail Address: Brumblepop@aol.com

*Story URL: http://members.aol.com/Brumblepop/fics/ogp.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: LotR
2nd: Hobbits
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something): vignette

*Rating: G

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): not romance

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
Other things live in Mordor besides orcs. Frodo and Sam encounter one
such creature on their journey.

******************************************************************

*Nominator's name: Espresso Addict

*Story Title: How Quickbeam Got His Name

*Story Author: Teasel

*Author's E-mail Address: Brumblepop@aol.com

*Story URL: http://members.aol.com/Brumblepop/fics/drabbles.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Romance
2nd: Humour
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Ents, other races, vignette,
drabble, slash

*Rating: PG-13 (tho' note the drabbles page contains other works up
to R in rating)

Reason for rating: adult implications

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Quickbeam/Treebeard

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
How Quickbeam got his name. Drabble. (No author provided summary.)

Msg# 325

Re: New member Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 03, 2004 - 11:06:12 Topic ID# 313
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nottheredbaron2003 [mailto:nottheredbaron2003@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 5:36 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] New member
>
> Hi all,
>
> I'm Talullah and I'm 28 years old.
> I've written two slash fics - the third is on the way, and I
> own an archive devoted to Gil-galad/Elrond.

Hi! Welcome to you and nearly a dozen other new folks! :-D Glad to have
you. I don't personally read slash, but I know others do. Just be sure not
to nominate anything NC-17. And keepany comments during voting time to
PG-13-ish commentary, as this is not an adult list.

Make yourself at home otherwise, nominate some stoires, answer some polls,
etc. Ooh, and if you can draw, draw us some Awards Banners! We need lots
more. You can find more info on that at our web site:
http://mefawards.agreatserver.com

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 326

Re: New member! *waves* Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 03, 2004 - 11:11:18 Topic ID# 314
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Forest [mailto:chocolate_peppermint@hellokitty.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 5:54 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] New member! *waves*
>
> Hi. My name is Forest and some of you may recognise me from
> groups like HL or JFA. For those who don't I'll tell you a
> bit about myself.

Hmm...not sure I know those lists, but we're glad to have you anyway!


> I live in Merry Ol' England which isn't very merry at the moment
> because of everlasting rain, wind and hail! :(

But doesn't it always rain in England? ;-) Just had to tease!


> I love LOTR and The Hobbit with a passion (also helps that I
> like to read in general). I have tried to read The
> Silmarillion but failed after the first few chapters. It
> didn't help that I spent a week trying to read the beginning
> and then discovered that I wasn't reading a chapter, I was
> reading the foreword! *smacks self on
> head* A prime example of stupidity! LOL!

The Silm is a very much different style from The Hobbit and LOTR. Give
another try after awhile. Once you get into it, it can be quite
fascinating.


> Hobbies? Well, as I said I love to read. I also like to
> sketch,

Oooh! You know that means I *have* to try and recruit you for making Awards
Banners, right? We want enough to make a contest out of that, to see which
banner will represent each award.

>go out with friends, watch movies/cinema, tv,
> face-painting (that's a thing a t the moment. I'm practising
> for doing face-painting at a kids fun day at our local
> church!) Uhm.....oh, and I can speak French and German (not
> fluently), a few words in Russian and Japanese. And when I
> say a few words, I mean just that! ;)

Very cool! I can speak French, German, and Czech (not fluently), and a few
words in Russian, Japanese, and Lakota! I once learned a greeting in
Tagalog but I think I've forgotten it. ;-)

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 327

Espresso Addict's Noms: Altariel Posted by tavia0 May 03, 2004 - 11:15:56 Topic ID# 327
*Nominator's name: Espresso Addict

*Story Title: The Burial of the Dead

*Story Author: Altariel

*Author's E-mail Address: altariel@qresearch.org.uk

*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=130

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Men
2nd: Drama
3rd: LotR
Subcategory (suggest something): vignette, character study, Gondor

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Violent implications

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): not romance

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
Denethor remembers the dead and the dying - Boromir, Faramir,
Finduilas.

***************************************************************
*Nominator's name: Espresso Addict

*Story Title: A Kind of Valediction

*Story Author: Altariel

*Author's E-mail Address: altariel@qresearch.org.uk

*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=585

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Men
2nd: Drama
3rd: LotR
Subcategory (suggest something): Fourth Age, Gondor

*Rating: PG

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): not romance

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
A Minas Tirith ghost story. Ten years after the pyre, Faramir is
still haunted by the past.

****************************************************************
*Nominator's name: Espresso Addict

*Story Title: The Sickle of the Valar

*Story Author: Altariel

*Author's E-mail Address: altariel@qresearch.org.uk

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1588051

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Men
2nd: Drama
3rd: LotR
Subcategory (suggest something): vignette, character study, gapfiller

*Rating: G

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): not romance

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
Denethor listens to a lesson about the stars.

Msg# 328

Re: Categorizer's question, was: Marta's nominations: Tanaqui Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 03, 2004 - 11:16:14 Topic ID# 310
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Soledad [mailto:annaliess@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 8:49 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Categorizer's question, was: Marta's
> nominations: Tanaqui
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Marta" <MartaL0712@n...> wrote:
>
> > [Nominator's Note: "Later" is the "missing scenes" of "Knight's
> > Service," kept out of KS to keep the rating PG13. I recommend
> treating the two as one story.]
>
> Ainae, is this okay with you?

I think, yes, the two stories should be combined as one. Is there any
public website where the "missing" scenes are put in place in "Knight's
Service?" That would be the best thing for the nomination.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 329

Re: Another New Banner Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 03, 2004 - 11:18:05 Topic ID# 315
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kate [mailto:bra_chan90@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 6:06 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Another New Banner
>
> I've just put up another banner - one for the humour
> category, of Barliman Butterbur - which goes with my Bilbo
> Baggins and Tom Bombadil awards. Everyone else's awards are
> so much prettier than mine :P

Yay! I like yours! Better than I could do for everything Peter Jackson
didn't film! I uploaded yours and Zimraphel's lovely ones, toio, to the web
site this morning. I also organized them into separate folders in the
Photos section and labeld them in a consistant manner with the others. Good
job and thank you!

More, please!

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 330

Re: Welcome to the group! Posted by Sharon Henderson May 03, 2004 - 11:37:44 Topic ID# 311
--- Ainae wrote:
> Hello to all the new folks! Welcome to the MEFAs.
> All these people joined today!

> JastaElf

Hi there, guilty as charged... :-) Just joined.

> Some of you may have joined after finding out you
> were nominated. I had hoped that would happen!

Yup. I think it was Soledad who was kind enough to
consider my little fics worthy of notice...

I'll probably take a few days to get my feet wet and
figure out what's going on, then start nominating.

Cheers,
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Msg# 331

Marta's nominations: Tanaqui *REVISED* Posted by Marta May 03, 2004 - 12:11:17 Topic ID# 331
[Note: I sent this about half an hour ago, but it's yet to come
through. Sorry if it shows up at some point in the future.]

I realise that I botched Tanaqui's nomination form, I think by messing
up on copying-and-pasting. Sorry about that; I will be more careful in
the future. This is what I want you guys to use.

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Failure
*Story Author: Liz
*Author's E-mail: tanaqui@btopenworld.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1708
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: LotR
2nd: Drama
3rd: Men

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): graphic imagery

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): As events
reach a climax in the War of the Ring, the son of the Lord of Gondor
returns to Minas Tirith, after great deeds. (Written for a challenge
at HASA to explore the impact of the Black Breath on any character.)

*****

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Influence of Kindred Desires, The
*Story Author: Tanaqui
*Author's E-mail: tanaqui@btopenworld.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1674
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Romance
2nd: Men
3rd: LotR

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): explicit heterosexual scenes

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Faramir and Éowyn

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The Steward
of Gondor and the White Lady of Rohan are to be married. The right
ceremonies must be performed in the right way. But Faramir and Éowyn
have a few rituals of their own to conduct. Adult-rated for explicit
sex scenes. This is the third in my sequence of stories about Faramir
and Éowyn's relationship, following on from "Knight's Service" and
"Later". There are some references to events in the earlier stories
but it should not be necessary to read the other stories first.

*****

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Chance Meetings
*Story Author: Tanaqui
*Author's E-mail: tanaqui@btopenworld.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1401
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Men
3rd: LotR
Suggested Subcategory: Gondor

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): discussion of adult
themes, such as prostitution and intergenerational sexual taboos

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Faramir and OFC; Denethor and OFC

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): For the
Ruling Steward and his sons, the personal is the political and private
acts can have public consequences. Faramir's odd behaviour on his
return from his first month as Captain of the Ithilien Rangers
troubles Denethor, both as a father and as Ruling Steward. An
unexpected meeting in a place neither thinks to find the other only
adds to the tension - and results in an order that, ten years later,
will have significant consequences in the War of the Ring.

*****

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: "Knight's Service" and "Later"
*Story Author: Tanaqui
*Author's E-mail: tanaqui@btopenworld.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1156
and http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1260
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Romance
2nd: Drama
3rd: Humour

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): explicit heterosexual scenes

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Faramir and Éowyn

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): An attempt to
write a story about Faramir in which the angst monster does not
invade. In this, Faramir gets wet and takes all his clothes off. But
doesn't succumb to any angst. Humor with a dash of romance.

[Nominator's Notes: "Knight's Service" and "Later" are published as
two separate stories but are rather linked: "Later" provides the
missing scenes for "Knight's Service." Without "Later," "Knight's
Service" is a complete (though, in my opinion, much less rich) story
with a PG rating.]

Msg# 332

Re: Categorizer's question, was: Marta's nominations: Tanaqui Posted by Liz May 03, 2004 - 12:21:43 Topic ID# 310
"Ainaechoiriel" wrote:
> I think, yes, the two stories should be combined as one. Is there
any
> public website where the "missing" scenes are put in place in
"Knight's
> Service?" That would be the best thing for the nomination.

Hi Ainae

*waves* I'm the author of these two. At present, the stories are
separate, but I can post them as a combined story at SoA (under a
combined name) for the purposes of the nomination. I will post the
link here when it is done.

Cheers, Liz

Msg# 333

Re: Categorizer's question, was: Marta's nominations: Tanaqui Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 03, 2004 - 12:38:27 Topic ID# 310
Great. Thanks

--Ainaechoiriel

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Liz [mailto:liz.warren@blueyonder.co.uk]
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 12:22 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Categorizer's question, was: Marta's
> nominations: Tanaqui
>
> "Ainaechoiriel" wrote:
> > I think, yes, the two stories should be combined as one. Is there
> any
> > public website where the "missing" scenes are put in place in
> "Knight's
> > Service?" That would be the best thing for the nomination.
>
> Hi Ainae
>
> *waves* I'm the author of these two. At present, the stories
> are separate, but I can post them as a combined story at SoA
> (under a combined name) for the purposes of the nomination. I
> will post the link here when it is done.
>
> Cheers, Liz
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Msg# 334

Thick and Fast They Came At Last, and more and more and more... Posted by lindorien2000 May 03, 2004 - 12:40:22 Topic ID# 334
No - it's not the first line for an NC-17 rated fic I should work on.
However, it's definitely going to end up in that Alice Parody I mess
with on occasion.

Okay - I have passed well beyond the point of confusion. Lots of
nominations, lots of new members (waves frantically at all) and that's
great.

I shall sit back and see what's left when all the excitement is over.
Like...close to the end of the nomination period.

You've a monster on your hands, Ainae!

Way to go, girl!

Lindorien

yes - I shall count things whenever you want me to. I actually have a
degree in that, you know.

Msg# 335

Re: Categorizer's question, was: Marta's nominations: Tanaqui Posted by Liz May 03, 2004 - 12:52:42 Topic ID# 310
Hi Ainae (and Soledad as well, I think?)

The combined story is now up. Here's a rehash of the nomination with
the new information:

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: "Knight's Service/Later"
*Story Author: Tanaqui
*Author's E-mail: tanaqui@btopenworld.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1901
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Romance
2nd: Drama
3rd: Humour

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): explicit heterosexual
scenes

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Faramir and Éowyn

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): For the
purposes of a Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards nomination, I have
combined my two existing stories, "Knight's Service" (rated PG) and
"Later" (a "missing scene" rated R) into one story. In which Faramir
gets wet, takes off all his clothes, and experiences the consequences.

****

hope that solves things and sorry for being a nuisance!

Cheers, Liz

Msg# 336

Re: Categorizer's question, was: Marta's nominations: Tanaqui Posted by Soledad May 03, 2004 - 13:08:55 Topic ID# 310
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Liz" <liz.warren@b...> wrote:
> Hi Ainae (and Soledad as well, I think?)
>
> The combined story is now up. Here's a rehash of the nomination with
> the new information:

Thank you, Liz! I've corrected the Romance list accordingly. :))

Soledad

Msg# 337

Marta's Nomination: Cor Lanaam Posted by Marta May 03, 2004 - 15:33:10 Topic ID# 337
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Small Soldiers
*Story Author: Cori Lannam
*Author's E-mail: CoriLannam@aol.com [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1498

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Men
3rd: LotR (pre-LotR but tied to that book)
Suggested Subcategory: Gondor

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): mature themes (characters
dealing with death)

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Faramir wants
to see his mother one last time.

Msg# 338

nominating M. N. and E. M. Theis Posted by shiekdesigner May 03, 2004 - 15:54:43 Topic ID# 338
Good night! (At least where I live...) I'm nominating the Theis
sisters!

Here is the permission given to me by each writer:
M. N. Theis wrote: "Sure, you may. I'd be honored. Thanks for
thinking of me!"
E. M. Theis wrote: "Thanks for the e-mail! I'd be honored if you
would nominate me for the awards :-) Thank you so much!"

Here are the stories:

___________________________________
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas

*Story Title: Perchance To Dream

*Story Author: M. N. Theis

*Author's E-mail Address: mntheis@rochester.rr.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1179178

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Drama/Horror/Mystery
2nd: Men
3rd: post-LOTR

*Rating: Again, I don't know how to rate. I think it's R.

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): if R stands for warning
of graphic descriptions of wounds and such, violence, adult themes
and *much* angst, then R it is.

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): After the
War of the Ring, a bitter conflict with the Easterlings leaves
Legolas in terrible danger and all of Gondor on the brink of
destruction.

_________________________________________________
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas

*Story Title: The Endless Knot

*Story Author: E. M. Theis

*Author's E-mail Address: epie@rochester.rr.com

*Story URL: http://www.illegiblescroll.net/The%20Endless%
20Knot/title.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Men
2nd: Drama/Horror/Mystery
3rd: post-LOTR

*Rating: R?

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): violence, much angst.

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Shortly
after the Ring is destroyed, a group of warriors travels to eliminate
the remnants of Mordor's forces at the citadel of Minas Morgul.
Led
by Éomer, the newly crowned King of the Mark, and by Faramir,
Steward
of Gondor, the warriors find more at the Moontower than any expected.
The simple mission turns out to be the trial of Faramir's life,
and
the attack on Minas Morgul becomes a struggle to simply survive.


____________________________________
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas

*Story Title: Of One to Me

*Story Author: M. N & E. M. Theis

*Author's E-mail Address: M. N.'s: mntheis@rochester.rr.com E. M.'s:
epie@rochester.rr.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1380712

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Elves/Men
2nd: Drama
3rd: The Lord of the Rings

Sub-category: Alternative Universe.

*Rating: mmm...R? Can anyone post what are the ratings their
definitions? I'm not from the US so I don't know.

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): violence, graphic
descriptions of wounds, much angst.

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A fall in
Moria sets Legolas and Boromir on a different and very dangerous
road. AU.

Msg# 339

Hello all Posted by sos8n May 03, 2004 - 16:29:43 Topic ID# 339
well it said on the welcome txt to introduce myself so here goes..

I love lord of the rings orcs in particular. I've read the sil and
unfinished tales but i still need to get my hands on the history of
middle earth.
I used to do a bit of RPing on some message boards.. but I've kinda
taken to lurking. I like reading fanficiton espicialy the funny ones
and maybe one day i will get around to writing something of my own.

is there anywhere that shows all the stories that have been
nominated so far?

~GrubbY~

Msg# 340

Re: nominating M. N. and E. M. Theis Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 03, 2004 - 16:34:45 Topic ID# 338
> -----Original Message-----
> From: shiekdesigner [mailto:shunit1@netvision.net.il]
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 3:55 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] nominating M. N. and E. M. Theis
>
> Good night! (At least where I live...) I'm nominating the
> Theis sisters!

> ____________________________________
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
>
> *Story Title: Of One to Me
>
> *Story Author: M. N & E. M. Theis
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: M. N.'s: mntheis@rochester.rr.com E. M.'s:
> epie@rochester.rr.com
>
> *Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1380712
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: Elves/Men

Thanks. N.S. But I's very importan that we only get 1 category per choice
here. This either has to be Elves or Men. You or the authors need to pick
one category. You and/or they can have second and third choices, but we ned
a decision.

Thanks.

Msg# 341

Re: Hello all Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 03, 2004 - 16:44:10 Topic ID# 339
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sos8n [mailto:fizzy_pommes@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 4:30 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Hello all
>
> well it said on the welcome txt to introduce myself so here goes..
>
> I love lord of the rings orcs in particular. I've read the
> sil and unfinished tales but i still need to get my hands on
> the history of middle earth.
> I used to do a bit of RPing on some message boards.. but I've
> kinda taken to lurking. I like reading fanficiton espicialy
> the funny ones and maybe one day i will get around to writing
> something of my own.


Hi, Grubby! Welcome to the list!
>
> is there anywhere that shows all the stories that have been
> nominated so far?

Nothing 100% yet. We're working on it, but things get posted a lot faster
than we can keep them up to date. There are two main places to look. The
one on the Yahoo site is mostly likely to be the most up-to-date.

There is a 2004 Nominations table in the Databases section of the Yahoo
site. And there is a 2004 Nominations page on our web-site, that I update
weekly (if not more often) mainly from the table in the Databases area.

Don't worry if you nominate something someone already has. We only need
one, so we'll just move on to your next nomination.

There is a nomination form in the Files section/Forms and Ballots folder on
the yahoo site. Just pcaste that into a post to the group and fill it out.
You can post as many as 5 nominations per post.

Get comfy and have a look around. And buckle-up, this group is pretty posty!
;-)

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 342

Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 03, 2004 - 16:49:07 Topic ID# 342
I'm just pulling this off the top of my head, so it's very basic:

G: family oriented. Anyone can read it. Nothing objectionable
PG: mild. May not be suitable for young children, but nothing terribly
objectionable. Your average story.
PG-13: Getting up there. Might have more violence or harsher scenes. Not
suitable for young children
R: Adult but not XXX or NC-17. This is where your average adventure movie
tends to go. There might be a sex scene but it's not graphic. Or there
might be a lot of violence or harsh language.

NC-17: full-on erotica. We don't go here. Not allowedfor nominations.

I hope that helps.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Msg# 343

Marta's nomination: AngelsFall Posted by Marta May 03, 2004 - 16:49:30 Topic ID# 343
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Safe Journey, Brother
*Story Author: AngelsFall
*Author's E-mail: mearas@horsemail.com [verified]
*Story URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/author.cfm?SAID=117&STID=2621

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Rohan
2nd: Drama
3rd: Men

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): graphic portrayal of violence

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): When a twist
of fate leaves Eomer horribly wounded, friends and family gather to
support him and each other in a time of need. AU, angst as well as
action; features Eomer, Lothliriel, Elfwine, Eowyn + assorted friends.
PG-13 for some violence.

Msg# 344

Re: File - welcome Posted by Bbatmyte@aol.com May 03, 2004 - 16:56:29 Topic ID# 344
Hello,

I just joined, but I might not have enough time to do any voting. I just wanted to pop in to let everyone know I'm here.

Sondra


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Msg# 345

Re: nominating M. N. and E. M. Theis Posted by shiekdesigner May 03, 2004 - 17:31:49 Topic ID# 338
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: shiekdesigner [mailto:shunit1@n...]
> > Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 3:55 PM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] nominating M. N. and E. M. Theis
> >
> > Good night! (At least where I live...) I'm nominating the
> > Theis sisters!
>
> > ____________________________________
> > Story Nomination Form
> >
> > *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
> >
> > *Story Title: Of One to Me
> >
> > *Story Author: M. N & E. M. Theis
> >
> > *Author's E-mail Address: M. N.'s: mntheis@r... E. M.'s:
> > epie@r...
> >
> > *Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1380712
> >
> > *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> >
> > *1st: Elves/Men
>
> Thanks. N.S. But I's very importan that we only get 1 category per
choice
> here. This either has to be Elves or Men. You or the authors need
to pick
> one category. You and/or they can have second and third choices,
but we ned
> a decision.
>
> Thanks.

Sorry about that. It's just that the chapters are devided equally
between Boromir and Legolas. The story is respectfully both of man
kind and elf kind. I really can't decide properly. I emailed the
writers and as soon as I'll have an answer I'll repost the
nomination. Thank you.

Msg# 346

Re: Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by shiekdesigner May 03, 2004 - 17:34:39 Topic ID# 342
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
>
> I'm just pulling this off the top of my head, so it's very basic:
>
> G: family oriented. Anyone can read it. Nothing objectionable
> PG: mild. May not be suitable for young children, but nothing
terribly
> objectionable. Your average story.
> PG-13: Getting up there. Might have more violence or harsher
scenes. Not
> suitable for young children
> R: Adult but not XXX or NC-17. This is where your average
adventure movie
> tends to go. There might be a sex scene but it's not graphic. Or
there
> might be a lot of violence or harsh language.
>
> NC-17: full-on erotica. We don't go here. Not allowedfor
nominations.
>
> I hope that helps.
>
> --Ainaechoiriel

Thank you for clarifying it. I saved it for future reference.
According to this I was right when I rated the stories by M. N. Theis
and M. E. Theis R, I believe. Really aren't meant for children. More
like a horror/psychological thriller flick.

Msg# 347

OT: Hello, All Posted by ladyhawksshadow May 03, 2004 - 20:02:56 Topic ID# 347
Hey, all. I just joined and thought I'd poke up my head and say hi.
*ducks back to her books*

Pax,
Hawk

Msg# 348

changing status of WIPs Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 03, 2004 - 20:16:27 Topic ID# 348
A question:

What becomes of a story nominated as a WIP that is completed during the Reading Season? Does is run as Completed?

Coriel


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Msg# 349

Hi, sos8n and ladyhawkshadow Posted by Chathol-linn May 03, 2004 - 20:26:59 Topic ID# 349
Hello, sos8n and ladyhawkshadow. I am an ordinary MEFA member, not a
site administrator or anything. I just wanted to say hello and welcome
to this brand new Tolkien site. It's off to a great start, with lots of
good pieces of writing being nominated. This will be a lot of fun.
Regards - Chathol-linn


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Msg# 350

Re: File - welcome Posted by Marta May 03, 2004 - 21:08:26 Topic ID# 344
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Bbatmyte@a... wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I just joined, but I might not have enough time to do any voting. I
just wanted to pop in to let everyone know I'm here.
>
> Sondra
>
>

*Sondra*!!! ***Marta waves*** Glad to see you around. If you don't
have time to vote, that's cool, just do what you feel like you can.

Cheers,
Marta

Msg# 351

Re: File - welcome Posted by ~kelly~ May 03, 2004 - 21:15:39 Topic ID# 344
Hellooooooooooooo...

I'm new to the group toooooo!

*flutters eyelashes*

Mwah!

~kelly~


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Msg# 352

Re: File - welcome Posted by Laura May 03, 2004 - 21:21:03 Topic ID# 344
Kelly! Hiii!!!
New here too, haven't posted an intro yet, so will do a quick one
(cause I never know what to say in these). I'm Laura, 19 and in
Canada (BC). Love LOTR and looking forward to meeting everyone here
(seems a nice, friendly group!) and probably getting to see a lot of
great fics that are nominated!
Laura.


--- ~kelly~ <bloody_adorable@yahoo.com> wrote:

---------------------------------

Hellooooooooooooo...

I'm new to the group toooooo!

*flutters eyelashes*

Mwah!

~kelly~



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Msg# 353

Re: File - welcome Posted by Marta May 03, 2004 - 21:26:10 Topic ID# 344
Kelly, Laura, Hawk-

Wonderful to see all of you. It's nice to see so many familiar names
joining up today. I'm pressed for time so I won't say more... now, at
least (cue spooky, Transylvania-style music.)

Enjoy all the fics; there have been some great ones mentioned.

Cheers,
Marta

Msg# 354

Re: File - welcome Posted by ~kelly~ May 03, 2004 - 21:27:27 Topic ID# 344
OMG HI! Another place to be insane at?

Okay, intro. I'm Kelly, I have no idea how old i am. Probably about 28, seeing as how I know I'm older than Laura. I currently live in NY, but desperately want my tropical weather back. O! Shall I ever get to make my big move and live in either Oz or the great land of Kiwi's? YES! I WILL DARNIT!

Ummmmmmmm....I'm an author! I'm proud of that accomplishment!

That's about it, I guess. Can't wait to see what's goin' on here!

*hugs*
~kelly~

Laura <j_3101@yahoo.ca> wrote:
Kelly! Hiii!!!
New here too, haven't posted an intro yet, so will do a quick one
(cause I never know what to say in these). I'm Laura, 19 and in
Canada (BC). Love LOTR and looking forward to meeting everyone here
(seems a nice, friendly group!) and probably getting to see a lot of
great fics that are nominated!
Laura.


--- ~kelly~ <bloody_adorable@yahoo.com> wrote:

---------------------------------

Hellooooooooooooo...

I'm new to the group toooooo!

*flutters eyelashes*

Mwah!

~kelly~



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Msg# 355

Re: File - welcome Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 03, 2004 - 21:59:07 Topic ID# 344
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bbatmyte@aol.com [mailto:Bbatmyte@aol.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 4:56 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: File - welcome
>
> Hello,
>
> I just joined, but I might not have enough time to do any
> voting. I just wanted to pop in to let everyone know I'm here.
>
> Sondra

Hi! That's fine as Voting isn't for some time yet. Right now we're at
Nomination Season. You can nominate stories if you have time or just sit
back and watch the action.

Glad to have you here!

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 356

Re: File - welcome Posted by Bbatmyte@aol.com May 03, 2004 - 22:05:19 Topic ID# 344
In a message dated 5/3/2004 9:09:35 PM Central Daylight Time,
MartaL0712@netscape.net writes:

> *Sondra*!!! ***Marta waves*** Glad to see you around. If you don't
> have time to vote, that's cool, just do what you feel like you can.
>
> Cheers,
> Marta

Yup, I'm here. And I'm still adding more to my story as I type, along with
working full time, and school. I also got bit bad by another gremlin <sigh>.
They just won't leave me alone!

S


"The least you could have said is, 'thanks'." - - Commander Charles "Trip"
Tucker, III in Conginator
"That still only counts as one!" - - Gimli to Legolas in "Return of the King"
"We're goin' to see good people and eat peaches!" - - John Wylie Joiner
1917-2004


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Msg# 357

Re: changing status of WIPs Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 03, 2004 - 22:05:33 Topic ID# 348
> -----Original Message-----
> From: coriel_elfwyn [mailto:coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net]
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 8:14 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] changing status of WIPs
>
> A question:
>
> What becomes of a story nominated as a WIP that is completed
> during the Reading Season? Does is run as Completed?

Good question. Kind of mind-warping, isn't it? Gee, I don't know. Um,
yeah, I guess it should. But if it does, let's say we have to put out a
notice here on the list so that if people read it uncompleted, they'll know
to go back and read the rest of it before Voting Season.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 358

Story nomination Posted by jilba25au May 03, 2004 - 22:42:46 Topic ID# 358
To nominate a story, please copy the form below and paste it into
your e-mail or post. Then fill it out. All fields with * are
required.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Jillian

*Story Title:Lord of the House of the Golden Flower

*Story Author:Jilian Baade (Me)

*Author's E-mail Address: jilba25@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1153790

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Elves
2nd:Romance
3rd:Silmarillon
Subcategory (suggest something):Gondolin

*Rating:NC-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):Mild reference to sexual
activities.

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):Glorfindel/OFC

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):The story of
Glorfindel and his Sindarin Wife, and how they are reunited in the
second age.







---------------------------------------------------------------

Msg# 359

Story nomination Posted by jilba25au May 03, 2004 - 22:51:32 Topic ID# 358
To nominate a story, please copy the form below and paste it into
your e-mail or post. Then fill it out. All fields with * are
required.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Jillian

*Story Title:Too Late

*Story Author:Jillian Baade (me)

*Author's E-mail Address: jilba25@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1116618

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Elves
2nd:Drama
3rd:Silmarillion
Subcategory (suggest something):The War of Wrath

*Rating:PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):Nothing very nasty in it.

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):Finarfin
reflects on his life.







---------------------------------------------------------------

Msg# 360

Today's new members! Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 0:58:34 Topic ID# 360
All these folks joined today (May 3, 2004):

Sondra
Dinah
Trinity
Hawk
Debra
Jen_loves_elves
Susan_luu
Angelabrooks
Kelly
F_waith
Christin
Mary A
Novedhelion
Anand
Forest
Zhie
Tallulah
arielphf
ceana33003
legorfilinde2
red_velvet_rose
sami_says_so
pegasus8889
leanan2000
ellbee_g
anaire325
Marnie
mitasova
Eveiya
Aaolianysedai
swordswornofrohan
Wow! Hello to all of you and sorry if I missed anyone! Oh, and jonosrfan
joined just after midnight! Welcome to you as well!
Make yourselves at home! And let us know if you can help out by
volunteering to be a vote counter this fall or drawing/making award banner
graphics for the art contest (winners will be the banners for the fanfic
contest).
Check out the polls and the website: http://mefawards.agreatserver.com
And, of course, nominate stories!
--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



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Msg# 361

Re: Hi, sos8n and ladyhawkshadow Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 0:59:43 Topic ID# 349
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chathol-linn [mailto:chathollinn@comcast.net]
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 8:27 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Hi, sos8n and ladyhawkshadow
>
> Hello, sos8n and ladyhawkshadow. I am an ordinary MEFA
> member, not a site administrator or anything. I just wanted
> to say hello and welcome to this brand new Tolkien site. It's
> off to a great start, with lots of good pieces of writing
> being nominated. This will be a lot of fun.
> Regards - Chathol-linn

Aw, don't sell yourself short, Chathol-linn. You have an official title:
Promotion Representative! :-)

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 362

Re: Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 1:00:42 Topic ID# 342
> -----Original Message-----
> From: shiekdesigner [mailto:shunit1@netvision.net.il]
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 5:35 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Ratings a really really basic guide.
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
> wrote:
> >
> > I'm just pulling this off the top of my head, so it's very basic:
> >
> Thank you for clarifying it. I saved it for future reference.
> According to this I was right when I rated the stories by M.
> N. Theis and M. E. Theis R, I believe. Really aren't meant
> for children. More like a horror/psychological thriller flick.

You're welcome. From the description, it certainly sounded like R. Yep,
just let me know what the sisters want for a category and we'll get it
posted.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 363

Nomination Posted by jilba25au May 04, 2004 - 4:19:01 Topic ID# 199
I have this author's permission to nominate this fic.

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Jillian

*Story Title:A Veiled Light

*Story Author:Andreth

*Author's E-mail Address: tawmt@netzero.net

*Story URL: http://http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=440

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Elves/Maia
2nd:Adventure
3rd:Silmarillion
Subcategory (suggest something):Second Age, pre Last Alliance

*Rating:R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):Some sex scenes

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):A Maia is
sent to M-E in the guise of a mortal woman, and has trouble
understanding her task.







---------------------------------------------------------------

Msg# 364

Re: Today's new members! Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 04, 2004 - 6:34:57 Topic ID# 360
Hi, Marnie!!! I hoped you'd show up here!
Gil sila erin lu e-govaded vin!

~: Coriel :~



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Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 1:59 AM
Subject: [MEFAwards] Today's new members!



All these folks joined today (May 3, 2004):

Sondra
Dinah
Trinity
Hawk
Debra
Jen_loves_elves
Susan_luu
Angelabrooks
Kelly
F_waith
Christin
Mary A
Novedhelion
Anand
Forest
Zhie
Tallulah
arielphf
ceana33003
legorfilinde2
red_velvet_rose
sami_says_so
pegasus8889
leanan2000
ellbee_g
anaire325
Marnie
mitasova
Eveiya
Aaolianysedai
swordswornofrohan
Wow! Hello to all of you and sorry if I missed anyone! Oh, and jonosrfan
joined just after midnight! Welcome to you as well!
Make yourselves at home! And let us know if you can help out by
volunteering to be a vote counter this fall or drawing/making award banner
graphics for the art contest (winners will be the banners for the fanfic
contest).
Check out the polls and the website: http://mefawards.agreatserver.com
And, of course, nominate stories!
--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



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Msg# 365

Story nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 9:04:57 Topic ID# 365
Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Strange Vessels
*Story Author: Elvenesse
*Author's E-mail Address: elvenesse@hotmail.com
*Story URL: &http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1577&cid=7415
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1577&cid=7415>
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd: Drama
3rd: The Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Drabble, challenge
*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Legolas' thoughts on what the stones had to say in Hollin.
----------------------------------------------------------------
Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Strange to Us
*Story Author: Elana
*Author's E-mail Address: angelabrooks@yahoo.com
*Story URL: &http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1865&cid=7779
<http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=1865&cid=7779>
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd: Drama
3rd: The Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Drabble, challenge
*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Legolas' thoughts on what the stones had to say in Hollin.
----------------------------------------------------------------
Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Longing
*Story Author: Dwimordene
*Author's E-mail Address: dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
*Story URL: &&http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=9&chapter=4
<http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=9&chapter=4>
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd: Drama
3rd: The Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Drabble, challenge
*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Legolas's thoughts based on the quote from the FotR: "But the Elves of this
land were of a race strange to us of the silvan folk, and the trees and the
grass do not now remember them. Only I hear the stones lament them: deep
they delved us, fair they wrought us, high they builded us; but they are
gone. They are gone. They sought the Havens long ago."
----------------------------------------------------------------
Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Gasting's Night
*Story Author: Dwimordene
*Author's E-mail Address: dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
*Story URL: &&http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=4&chapter=1
<http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=4&chapter=1>
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Rohan
2nd: Horror
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something): Challenge
*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
I present you with a Harrowdale Halloween. Háma learns the meaning of some
old tales...
----------------------------------------------------------------
Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Spartan Letters
*Story Author: Dwimordene
*Author's E-mail Address: dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com
*Story URL:http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=8&chapter=1
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Men
3rd: The Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Post-WotR, Gondor
*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Some have questioned why Denethor's spirit was broken so swiftly when
Faramir was brought back wounded from the route of the Pelennor.


--Ainaechoiriel
"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com






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Msg# 366

Re: Nomination Posted by ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 10:12:17 Topic ID# 199
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "jilba25au" <jilba25@h...> wrote:
> I have this author's permission to nominate this fic.

Please forward that permission to mefaadmin@earthlink.net. Thanks.


> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name:Jillian
>
> *Story Title:A Veiled Light
>
> *Story Author:Andreth
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: tawmt@n...

--Ainaechoiriel
scanning for viruses this morning. I hope you all are, too!

Msg# 367

Re: Nomination Posted by Marta May 04, 2004 - 10:18:25 Topic ID# 199
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name:Jillian
>
> *Story Title:A Veiled Light
>

Jillian-

Was this ever finished? The last I heard it was still a WIP. Not that
those can't be nominated, but I think Ainae needs a note of that?

Cheers,
Marta

Msg# 368

Re: Nominations: Public or Private. Discussion needed. Posted by Viv May 04, 2004 - 10:38:13 Topic ID# 142
But what if you aren't nominated? Or what if you force your mother to
nominate you -- just on the wild hope that people will read your
story and actually like it and suddenly you'll achieve the respect of
your peers -- and then your story gets into the pool and gets a total
of 6 words (all from close friends and family members). How
humiliating.

My experience has been that, typically, very good writers advocate
complete transparency in these kinds of competitions. Those folks
don't have anything to worry about; no one is going to inadvertently
hurt them.

I will say right here that one of my stories was nominated for a
popularity-contest sort of award, and the results were tracked real-
time and publicly. It was somwhat painful, and I submit manuscripts
to editors all the time, so my skin is fairly thick.

Just my opinion/experience.

viv


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Stella" <lasselanta02@y...> wrote:
> Well not really, just being nominated should make people feel good
> already. All of what is being nominated is already out there in a
> public forum as the rules state, and is open for praise or critique
> through those venues.
>
> Stella

Msg# 369

Re: Categorizers: Are you ready? Posted by Viv May 04, 2004 - 10:50:32 Topic ID# 176
Sounds faboo. Anna, you need any help with the overwhelming number if
Silmfics, just let me know ;)

Shall get my, um, table put together tonight. Sorry I'm behind, as
usual!

viv

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
> Viv: Humor, Adventure, Drama
> Soledad: Romance, Horror, Mystery
> Andreth/Anna: Crossovers, The Silm, and LOTR

Msg# 370

Re: Nominations: Public or Private. Discussion needed. Posted by sulriel May 04, 2004 - 11:03:31 Topic ID# 142
I'll second this.

Consider the days before answering machines. I remember being newly
divorced and coming home after being gone for three days to NO
messages. I was *really* alone for the first time in my life and it
was a heartstopping reminder that no one had thought about me being
home alone and lonely. Webcounters on our fics are the same.
Without a counter, you don't really know. But when you SSPs over the
internet and get a grand total of 6 hits, it is a sinking
feeling. ... what if you get 120 hits and not one single comment....
does that mean that no one at all liked it?

Now before anyone starts a pity-party, let me say that I am somewhat
thick skinned. I've stood in front of a city council meeting in a
full room (100+ people) and explained to the city manager that I
didn't appreciate him telling the state rep that I was leading a
bunch of crazy rabble-rousers when I had put a full stop to plans
such as dumping bags of garbage on his front lawn.

-none of which has anything to do with fics except to say that even
from my perspective I understand how damaging a 'no comment' can be
to a fragile writer ... and I don't think any of us are so tough
that we don't understand that at least a flame or a ripping critique
means that someone cared enough to read it.

I don't really have an opinion as to the nominations being public or
not, but please don't pretend that people are going to be all warm
and fuzzy about being nominated and getting a minimal response.


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Viv" <spacellamaprincess@y...>
rote:> But what if you aren't nominated? Or what if you force
yourmother to > nominate you -- just on the wild hope that people
will read your > story and actually like it and suddenly you'll
achieve the respect of > your peers -- and then your story gets into
the pool and gets a total > of 6 words (all from close friends and
family members). How > humiliating.
>
> My experience has been that, typically, very good writers advocate
complete transparency in these kinds of competitions. Those folks >
don't have anything to worry about; no one is going to inadvertently
> hurt them.
>
> I will say right here that one of my stories was nominated for a >
popularity-contest sort of award, and the results were tracked real->
time and publicly. It was somwhat painful, and I submit manuscripts >
to editors all the time, so my skin is fairly thick.
>
> Just my opinion/experience.
>
> viv
>
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Stella" <lasselanta02@y...>
wrote:> > Well not really, just being nominated should make people
feel good > > already. All of what is being nominated is already out
there in a > > public forum as the rules state, and is open for
praise or critique > > through those venues.
> > > > Stella

Msg# 371

Espresso Addicts Noms: Alawa Posted by tavia0 May 04, 2004 - 12:11:16 Topic ID# 371
*Nominator's name: Espresso Addict

*Story Title: The Jewel in the Crown

*Story Author: Alawa

*Author's E-mail Address: [group already has]

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=917100

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Humour
2nd: Men
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Gondor, OC

*Rating: G

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): not romance

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
The Crown of Eärnur receives a final polish on the morning Aragorn
becomes King

Msg# 372

Re: Espresso Addict's noms: Teasel Posted by tavia0 May 04, 2004 - 12:17:52 Topic ID# 324
Resending in case these got lost...
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "tavia0" <the_espresso_addict@f...>
wrote:
> *Nominator's name: Espresso Addict
>
> *Story Title: On Gorgoroth Plain
>
> *Story Author: Teasel
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: Brumblepop@a...
>
> *Story URL: http://members.aol.com/Brumblepop/fics/ogp.htm
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: LotR
> 2nd: Hobbits
> 3rd: Drama
> Subcategory (suggest something): vignette
>
> *Rating: G
>
> *Romance Partners (for Romances Only): not romance
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
> Other things live in Mordor besides orcs. Frodo and Sam encounter
one
> such creature on their journey.
>
> ******************************************************************
>
> *Nominator's name: Espresso Addict
>
> *Story Title: How Quickbeam Got His Name
>
> *Story Author: Teasel
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: Brumblepop@a...
>
> *Story URL: http://members.aol.com/Brumblepop/fics/drabbles.htm
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: Romance
> 2nd: Humour
> 3rd: Lord of the Rings
> Subcategory (suggest something): Ents, other races, vignette,
> drabble, slash
>
> *Rating: PG-13 (tho' note the drabbles page contains other works up
> to R in rating)
>
> Reason for rating: adult implications
>
> *Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Quickbeam/Treebeard
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
> How Quickbeam got his name. Drabble. (No author provided summary.)

Msg# 373

Re: Nomination Posted by Andreth/Anna May 04, 2004 - 12:35:35 Topic ID# 199
I sent a permission statement to the admin email. Marta, thank you
for catching that - yes, it is still a WIP. I was going to ask that
it be put under the Silmarillion category instead of Elves, which
would make it fall under one of my assigned categories. Ainae, I hope
that doesn't cause a conflict of interests? (And thank you again,
Jillian, for nominating the story. Very kind of you.)

And while I'm here, a quick belated hello to all on the list,
especially to those whose names I recognize but have not seen since
I've been out of the loop the last month or so.

Viv, my dear, I think I might have to take you up on that offer to
help with the Silm category. Thanks for looking out for me. ;-D

Anna


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Marta" <MartaL0712@n...> wrote:
> > Story Nomination Form
> >
> > *Nominator's name:Jillian
> >
> > *Story Title:A Veiled Light
> >
>
> Jillian-
>
> Was this ever finished? The last I heard it was still a WIP. Not
that
> those can't be nominated, but I think Ainae needs a note of that?
>
> Cheers,
> Marta

Msg# 374

Long post from the Founder (WAS: Re: Nominations: Public or Private Posted by ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 12:44:37 Topic ID# 142
(Disclaimer: the "you" in this post, is a general "you", not anyone
in particular.)

Remember that I am not coming up with this out of the blue. I am
basing it off of a tried-and-true awards program that has been going
on over at alt.startrek.creative for at least 8 years. (My first dose
of it was 1996, but I think it started in 1995).

Now, I am not telling anyone how to feel about being nominated or
about getting comments or not getting comments. Firstly, I can't
predict the future to know if they will or will not get comments, and
secondly, no one can *make* anyone feel good or bad. That is a
choice on the part if the feeler.

What I can say is that the nominations are public because that is the
nature of these awards. The nominations are open and unlimited. The
reader/voting pool is open and unlimited. The process is open and
not subjected to the likes or dislikes of any one person or group of
people other than the voters. Dwim put it best. Find her post on
this discussion. It's what finally prompted me not to hem and haw
about making the nominations public. It's a public awards program.
Even the archives here are public. Anyone can come to Yahoo and read
them without joining the group. They just can't participate without
membership, and that is mainly to keep down vote-stacking and to
borrow Yahoo's technology so I don't have to become a programmer and
figure it out on my own.

I can tell you what these awards are NOT.

They are not a popularity contest. Though selfish individuals could
make it so, which is why I have made rules that are quite harsh. If
anyone is found to be signing up two memberships to vote-stack, or
encouraging members to join ONLY to vote on their stories
(encouraging members to join is fine, but it should be for the whole
awards, not just for your own stories), there is no warning, no trial
by jury, just instant disqualification of votes, stories, and/or
authors, depening on exactly how that rule was transgressed. (That
is in the FAQ). People shouldn't vote on their friend's story just
because they are friends. Vote on a story because the story
deservers the vote. Remember also that votes can be weighted. Like a
story a lot? Write a lot. Like it but not as much as the one you
liked a lot? Write less.

They are not a forum for negative reviews. Negative reviews are
counterproductive. If you leave a 100 character negative review, we
only count the characters. So it counts the same as a 100 character
positive review. The story you hate could win. If you don't like a
story, don't write anything.

They are not a forum for constructive criticism either, for the same
reason. If you need to "constructively criticize" for 4000
characters, that is the same as raving on and on about a wonderful
story. The story that needed "construction" might win. If you thought
a story was good but still needed work: make a short-comment vote,
perhaps, but leave the constructive stuff to a private e-mail to the
author--outside of the awards.

They are not a forum for ego-boos. Yes, you will most likely get
feedback. And yes, this does boost your ego. However, if you feel
will be hurt if you get no feedback or not as much as the next
person, you should consider carefully whether you want your stories
to participate. This is why we ask for Author Approval. No story
goes into these awards without it.

So what are the Awards for?

They are primarily for encouragement.

Encouragement of reading. There are presently 95 members, and that
number has grown quickly since Nomination Season opened. That number
will likely go up as authors are nominated and decide to
participate. Maybe 90 of those members haven't heard of your story
because it was at HASA and they've never been to HASA. But maybe now
they see it nominated. Now you potentially have 90 new readers.

Encouragement of feedback. That's the basis of the awards. The only
voting method is feedback. Feedback in the form of review or
recommendation. And since negative feedback is counter-productive,
the most likely outcome is positive.

Encouragement of writing. In my book (your mileage may vary) any
positive feedback is encouraging. Admittedly, the juicy, meaty
feedback is more encouragement than "I loved it!". And getting
recognition is encouraging, whether by being nominated by someone
else or winning the award. And when I am encouraged, my imagination
tends to work better.

(At a.s.c. there were no nominations because there was a built-in
pool of stories--those posted to a.s.c during the year). We must
build the pool, and we do that through open, unlimited nominations.)

Encouragement of participation. As the first three days of
Nomination Season has shown, getting nominated is encouraging many to
become members, increasing the reader/voter pool.

These awards are not meant to engender negative feelings. They can't
promise positive ones though. Have I been discouraged when my
stories didn't win at a.s.c. Yeah, somewhat. This year especially.
I started feeling like a has-been. Then Meghan sent her votes to me
one day too late. At first, it was worse than not having her votes.
I was obsessed with "would I have won if those were counted?" Yes in
one aspect: 3rd for Best MIS Combined). No, still, for Overall
Author. Sigh. But then I actually read the votes, word for word,
and her praise meant more to me than the awards. I posted those to
votes here to show how someone can vote for a story and vote for an
author without repeating the vote. She said "Oswiecim" never lets
her go. That--THAT--means more to me than money! Some awful hacks
get paid for writing pro-fiction, and some wonderful writers never
get a cent for writing fanfiction. But if I got "I learned more
about the Holocaust for reading your story," I felt I could die a
satisfied writer. Even if only one person said it. (Several did.)
So I didn't get an award. I still have that satisfaction, that
achievement. I wrote a story, a sci-fi/historical Star Trek
fanfiction story, that actually changed lives. It just wasn't this
years' story.

Sorry, I think I got off a tangent there.

I can't guarantee every single story will get a vote. The broader
our pool or reader/voters, the more likely that will be. A.s.c.
doesn't offer a Reading Season because they have the whole year to
read the built-in pool of stories as they are posted. We have 30,000
stores at fanfiction.net alone! We need time to read some of them.
We will get nearly two months. Heck, you can start now. See a story
nominated (check the website nominations if you want to know for sure
it's in. I only post there once the author's permission is in:
http://mefawards.com/agreatserver.com/2004noms.html I believe) that
you haven't read? Follow the link. Try it out. If it interests you,
keep reading. Go ahead and write your comment (just don't post it
until Voting season). You can read and vote on a hundred stories
between now and Voting Season. Some long, some short. If all of our
95 members did that (and remember they've all already read some),
that alone would be a possible 9500 stories voted on.

If anyone is worried they won't get nominated at all, don't. Nominate
your own stories. Check the first four nominations to this list. I
nominated all four of my own stories. If the *Founder* can do it, no
one else should worry that it would look bad or SSP-like. It's no
different than posting your Trek story to alt.startrek.creative. It
just goes into the pool. Nominations here are not weighted. It won't
matter any more if all 95 members wanted to nominate your story or if
you did yourself. Only one nomination per story goes in. All
stories are equal in that respect.

One of my LOTR stories had a few readers when it was first posted. It
has only 5 reviews on ff.net to this day. I'll bet most of you
haven't read it. It got rejected 5-4 at HASA. I nominated it
anyway. I might just get 95 new people to read it! And I might get
5 more people to comment on it. I might, who knows!, win an award for
it. Or I might not.

In the LOTR fandom ocean, I am a minnow. (In DS9, I *was* a whale
shark.) I'm certainly not the best known author out there. I can
name a few names that I, in my insecurity, am sure will get more
votes than me. But then, we don't know exactly what the reader/voter
pool looks like. We're not all HASA. We're not all ff.net. Some of
us have never been to Stories of Arda. Some are members of
YahooGroups and lists I've never heard of before now. That's great!
We may have fans here that just haven't discovered us yet!

So, I suppose my point in all of this is this: Give it a try. Stick
it out. This is the first time something like this has been done in
LOTR fic, as far as I know. But it has been done at a.s.c. If you
just don't think you can take the potential of no votes along with
the potential of many and anywhere in between, don't approve your
stories for nomination. But maybe still stick around. Be a
reader/voter/observer. See how it turns out this year. If this
works here and now, there will be MEFAs for 2005. And any story not
nominated this year (and still publicly posted, yadda yadda yadda)
will be eligible. You might nominate those same stories you said no
to this year.

And remember there are many reasons why any one story may not get a
vote. I hold up my infamous spreadsheet as an example. I can't tell
you how many stories I have read. I can't even promise I'll remember
all of them (consequences of stress) when the time comes to vote.
But I can tell you that, as of April 26, there are 612 unfinished
stories that looked interesting enough to me (mainly LOTR, ENT, DS9,
CSI) to keep up with their chapter updates. There are 279 completed
LOTR stories (ranging from 1 chapter to 35) that I am interested in
reading but haven't gotten to yet. Some of them have been nominated.

The main factor of getting no votes is simply that no one got around
to reading your story. I've 7 stories or so behind in reading
Cassia's stuff. I really enjoy those stories, but still haven't
managed to read 7 of them that are complete! We, as reader/voters, do
not need to read every nominated story. And that could be a factor,
too.

I won't read slash. So I won't vote for slash. If you're a slash
writer and your story is up, you can count on it right now, you'll
get no vote from me. But you might get votes from people who read
and like slash. I'm only going to read nominated stories that I'm
interested in by the summary. And then, if I have time, I might pick
up some more that were vaguely intriguing just to see if they are
good, too. Some of you out there might find my stories only vaguely
intriguing...or not at all. Maybe you just despise Legolas. No skin
off my nose. I know there are people that do.

Read the vote tips document in the Files section. I reccommend that
anyone only read stories that interest them. So you may not get all
95 members reading and voting for your story, just as you may not
read and vote on all the other stories nominated.

And then yes, there is the risk that, gulp, your story just isn't as
good as you think it is. That may be why my story got rejected by 5
reviewers at HASA. Or it may not. That is a risk. Maybe the
stories I've written after Oswiecim just aren't as good. Well, since
I consider it the masterpiece of my repertoire, I apparently think
that, too. But I've got a different brain now. I can't just wallow
in my yesterdays. I try my best with the brain I've got, and it just
might be that it's not good enough.

I'm the Founder of these awards and I might walk out of here with no
votes. It could happen. I know of at least half a dozen people who
read my lastest Trek story and didn't vote on it. Some may have
thought it wasn't good enough. That's why I didn't vote for two
friends' stories. Some may have been hurt that I didn't vote for
them, but I hope they're more mature than that. I do know that one
was homeless and didn't have a lot of access to the computer. That,
too, is a factor. RL gets in the way sometimes.

Our stories are a part of us. I know this. I feel it strongly. I had
60 pages of a story disappear after a computer error once. I cried.
It ripped a piece out of me. (I prayed, rebooted, and got it back,
thankfully!). Writing to me is magic, as close to God as a human can
get. Because we also are creators. We bring worlds to life. We
bring people to life. We can take what's going on in our imagination
and place it in someone else's imagination. That's amazing! It's
wonderful.

And it hurts when we feel these pieces are ignored or not
appreciated. It does. But it also feels absolutely wonderful when
they are noticed and loved. The whole range of possibilities exist.
But if we want them to be secure, to not be rejected, we can only
keep those stories to ourselves. Posting them out here, sharing, is a
risk. Our cup of tea may not be the other person's taste. But there
is the same risk that it will be accepted and loved.

These awards hold the same risk.

I'm only familiar with one other LOTR fanfic contest: The Mithrils.
And I don't hold out any hope of winning an award there (though I do
still hope I might at least get nominated without having to nominate
myself). I wrote four short stories. Against such bohemoth as
others write, how could my little drips in the ocean be remembered?
Well, here I have some hope. I can nominate them myself with no
weight on or off that nomination. They're in. Maybe someone will
read them. Maybe they'll be voted on. And there is the risk that I
might just get enough small votes to win, or I might get four 10-
pointers and win that way. Or I might fall somewhere in the middle.

It's a risk. But it's a risk I'm willing to take. I risk it every
year with a.s.c (except 2001, when alas, I had no story posted).
That's why I created these awards. Anyone who approves their story
being nominated can be eligible here and have just as much a chance
as I have.

I hope you'll take the risk. I can't guarantee you a vote. I can't
guarantee you'll be happy. But you just might.

Alright. I need to go back to pretending to be at work. Good thing my
supervisor is away at lunch.

--Ainaechoiriel

Msg# 375

LariEn's Nominations Posted by Larien May 04, 2004 - 13:01:51 Topic ID# 375
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larien Elengasse

*Story Title: Adennin

*Story Author: Larien Elengasse

*Author's E-mail Address: larienelengasse@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://rhovanion.nimnastian.net/fiction/stand/adennin.php

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
1st: Elves
2nd: Romance
3rd: Lord of the Rings

Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): NC-17, Explicit
sexual content, m/m slash.

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only) Glorfindel/Thranduil

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Glorfindel
is sent to spend some time in Mirkwood and Thranduil plans a special
surprise on his re-birth day.


*Nominator's name: Larien Elengasse

*Story Title: Hênen

*Story Author: Larien Elengasse

*Author's E-mail Address: larienelengasse@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://rhovanion.nimnastian.net/fiction/stand/henen.php

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
1st: Elves
2nd: Drama
3rd: Silmarillion

Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): PG-13,
character death, mild violence.

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Oropher
thinks about his son.


*Nominator's name: Larien Elengasse

*Story Title: Conjure

*Story Author: RennWench

*Author's E-mail Address: rennwench@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/R/RennWench/Conjure.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
1st: Elves
2nd: Drama/Romance
3rd: Lord of the Rings

Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): NC-17, Slash.
Pagan ritualistic influences. Tiny bit of RotK spoilers.

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only) Legolas/???

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): On the night
of Samhain, Legolas pays respect not only to the fallen but to the
one who holds his heart.

Msg# 376

Re: Nomination Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 13:20:13 Topic ID# 199
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andreth/Anna [mailto:tawmt@cimtel.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 12:35 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Nomination
>
> I sent a permission statement to the admin email. Marta,
> thank you for catching that - yes, it is still a WIP. I was
> going to ask that it be put under the Silmarillion category
> instead of Elves, which would make it fall under one of my
> assigned categories. Ainae, I hope that doesn't cause a
> conflict of interests? (And thank you again, Jillian, for
> nominating the story. Very kind of you.)

Not a problem. I will simply remove my little blue flag ( my system of
sorting what I need to do) and let you have it.

Authors have priority over Nominators when it comes to category, raiting,
summary, etc.

> And while I'm here, a quick belated hello to all on the list,
> especially to those whose names I recognize but have not seen
> since I've been out of the loop the last month or so.

We're glad to have you by when you can be!

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 377

A small correction Posted by Soledad May 04, 2004 - 13:23:36 Topic ID# 377
I've just checked the Nomination page on the MEFA site. Looks
impressive already. <g>

Just a small note, Ainae: "Astonishment in Mirkwood" *is* a WIP. It's
marked so in the Database but apparently slipped from your list, the
evil little remark. *shakes head* Not even little things can be
trusted anymore.

Soledad,
off to do some slave labour. :(

Msg# 378

Re: Espresso Addicts Noms: Alawa Posted by Nerwen Calaelen May 04, 2004 - 13:34:56 Topic ID# 371
This story is not listed as having been approved, so
could you give me her email address so that I can send
off a request for permission.
Thanks

Nerwen

--- tavia0 <the_espresso_addict@fireflyuk.net> wrote:
---------------------------------
*Nominator's name: Espresso Addict

*Story Title: The Jewel in the Crown

*Story Author: Alawa

*Author's E-mail Address: [group already has]

*Story URL:
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=917100

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for
choices)

*1st: Humour
2nd: Men
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Gondor, OC

*Rating: G

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): not romance

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the
vote):
The Crown of Eärnur receives a final polish on the
morning Aragorn
becomes King



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Msg# 379

Long post from the Founder (WAS: Re: Nominations: Public or Private Posted by sulriel May 04, 2004 - 13:39:37 Topic ID# 142
Wow! Can I claim the "you" and have this as a vote?!?


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:>
> (Disclaimer: the "you" in this post, is a general "you", not anyone
> in particular.)
>
> Remember that I am not coming up with this out of the blue. I am
> basing it off of a tried-and-true awards program that has been
going > on over at alt.startrek.creative for at least 8 years. (My

Msg# 380

Re: A small correction Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 13:41:41 Topic ID# 377
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Soledad [mailto:annaliess@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 1:23 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] A small correction
>
> I've just checked the Nomination page on the MEFA site. Looks
> impressive already. <g>
>
> Just a small note, Ainae: "Astonishment in Mirkwood" *is* a
> WIP. It's marked so in the Database but apparently slipped
> from your list, the evil little remark. *shakes head* Not
> even little things can be trusted anymore.

Thanks. I'll get that corrected. What about Frozen Flower, Soledad? That
one is marked as yes? In the WIP column of the Yahoo Database table.

You may see some stories on the website that aren't in the table or some on
the table that aren't on the web site. What is that about?

Well, my impatient nature, I suppose. Some on the Yahoo table don't have
Author Approval's listed in that table. So they aren't one the web site.
And those that are on the web site, but not on the table are not my
categories, but okayed by authors. Just as, for example, Coriel, who has
"all" marked for Approval. I might see them and go ahead an put them up.
The Categorizer assigned to that category will get them on the Yahoo site
table soon.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 381

Re: Espresso Addicts Noms: Alawa Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 13:46:40 Topic ID# 371
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nerwen Calaelen [mailto:nerwen_calaelen@yahoo.co.uk]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 1:35 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Espresso Addicts Noms: Alawa
>
> This story is not listed as having been approved, so could
> you give me her email address so that I can send off a
> request for permission.
> Thanks
>
> Nerwen

I have Alawa down as alawa@madasafish.com.

Remember authors and author contactors, stories are approved on an
individual basis UNLESS author says they approve of All or Any.

Thanks.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 382

Re: Long post from the Founder (WAS: Re: Nominations: Public or Pri Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 13:46:55 Topic ID# 142
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sulriel [mailto:Sulriel@htcomp.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 1:39 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Long post from the Founder (WAS: Re:
> Nominations: Public or Private...)
>
>
> Wow! Can I claim the "you" and have this as a vote?!?
>

;-) I have occasionally been said to be "wordy". But, alas, it is not yet
Voting Season!.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 383

Re: LariEn's Nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 13:55:15 Topic ID# 375
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larien [mailto:larienelengasse@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 1:01 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] LariEn's Nominations
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Larien Elengasse
>
> *Story Title: Adennin
>
> *Story Author: Larien Elengasse
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: larienelengasse@yahoo.com
>
> *Story URL: http://rhovanion.nimnastian.net/fiction/stand/adennin.php
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> 1st: Elves
> 2nd: Romance
> 3rd: Lord of the Rings
>
> Subcategory (suggest something):
>
> *Rating: Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): NC-17,
> Explicit sexual content, m/m slash.

Sorry, hon, but we can't take NC-17s. (See the FAQ) Slash is fine, but
nothing higher than R. Your other one is PG-13 though, so that one's fine.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 384

Long post from the Founder (WAS: Re: Nominations: Public or Private Posted by Viv May 04, 2004 - 14:07:34 Topic ID# 142
Yes, all good. I think we just need to make it clear when we're
getting author permissions that some stories may not fare well and
that nomination on its own is no guarantee of success in this
contest. For some authors, the nomination itself may be reward
enough, but others may be expecting (or hoping for) more.

Thanks for the clarifications. I'm really glad you've done all this
before; it would be overwhelming for folks with no experience!

viv

Msg# 385

Re: permission Posted by Viv May 04, 2004 - 14:22:32 Topic ID# 208
Got it! But just in case anyone needs to contact me privately, feel
free: spacellamaprincess@yahoo.com

viv

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
> Oh, you might want also to send this to Viv, since belegcuthalion's
> nomination didn't actually the story title in it.
>
> --Ainaechoiriel

Msg# 386

Re: A small correction Posted by Soledad May 04, 2004 - 14:28:45 Topic ID# 377
"Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...> wrote:

> Thanks. I'll get that corrected. What about Frozen Flower,
Soledad? That one is marked as yes? In the WIP column of the Yahoo
Database table.

It *is* a WIP, yes. Will check the data table and add if necessary -
as Rohan isn't my assigned category I neglected to look at it. *ducks
in shame*

> You may see some stories on the website that aren't in the table or
some on the table that aren't on the web site. What is that about?

> Well, my impatient nature, I suppose. Some on the Yahoo table
don't have Author Approval's listed in that table. So they aren't
one the web site.

> And those that are on the web site, but not on the table are not my
> categories, but okayed by authors. Just as, for example, Coriel,
who has "all" marked for Approval. I might see them and go ahead an
put them up.

> The Categorizer assigned to that category will get them on the
Yahoo site table soon.

That's fine, I understand. :)

Soledad

Msg# 387

Hello, Glad to be here... Posted by ceana33003 May 04, 2004 - 14:32:10 Topic ID# 387
Just me, Ceana checking in. Love being a newbie and I'm very excited
about this group.

This should be great fun!

Ceana

Msg# 388

Long post from the Founder (WAS: Re: Nominations: Public or Private Posted by beleg1cuthalion May 04, 2004 - 14:35:54 Topic ID# 142
One of my LOTR stories had a few readers when it was first
posted. It has only 5 reviews on ff.net to this day.  I'll bet most of
you haven't read it.  It got rejected 5-4 at HASA.  I nominated it
anyway.  I might just get 95 new people to read it!

I have a story I was somewhat too shy to nominate myself, but I
love it, and I know it is good, and I would like to share it with as
many people as possible. You really encourage me! BTW -
where do you still need help?

Msg# 389

New Story Nomination Posted by Stella May 04, 2004 - 14:42:49 Topic ID# 389
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Lasse-Lanta (stella)

*Story Title: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

*Story Author: Erunyauve

*Author's E-mail Address: erunyauve@lycos.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1557504

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Horror
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):Nazgul

*Rating:R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):Violence and dark themes

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote): The mortal
life of the Witch-King, from his childhood in Numenor to the first
appearance of the Nazgul.

Msg# 390

New Story Nomination Posted by Stella May 04, 2004 - 14:47:39 Topic ID# 389
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Lasse-Lanta (stella)

*Story Title:The Match

*Story Author: Erunyauve

*Author's E-mail Address: erunyauve@lycos.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1579129

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Romance
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):elves first age

*Rating:PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Orodreth/Meril

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote): Fingon
plays matchmaker to his cousin's shy son with unexpected results.

Msg# 391

New Story Nomination Posted by Stella May 04, 2004 - 14:48:44 Topic ID# 389
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Lasse-Lanta (stella)

*Story Title:Shades of the Immortal

*Story Author: Levade

*Author's E-mail Address: levade27@comcast.net

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1580296

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Mystery
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating:G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):The elves
are long gone, but the land, the land remembers.

Msg# 392

Re: Marta's nomination: AngelsFall Posted by Nerwen Calaelen May 04, 2004 - 14:50:11 Topic ID# 343
Question: Is this story the same as the one listed in
the database with the author listed as AngelsQueen?
Nerwen

--- Marta <MartaL0712@netscape.net> wrote:
---------------------------------
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Safe Journey, Brother
*Story Author: AngelsFall
*Author's E-mail: mearas@horsemail.com [verified]
*Story URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/author.cfm?SAID=117&STID=2621

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for
choices)
*1st: Rohan
2nd: Drama
3rd: Men

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): graphic
portrayal of violence

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the
vote): When a twist
of fate leaves Eomer horribly wounded, friends and
family gather to
support him and each other in a time of need. AU,
angst as well as
action; features Eomer, Lothliriel, Elfwine, Eowyn +
assorted friends.
PG-13 for some violence.


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Msg# 393

New Story Nomination Posted by Stella May 04, 2004 - 14:53:10 Topic ID# 389
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Lasse-Lanta (stella)

*Story Title:Fearless and Full of Joy

*Story Author: Levade

*Author's E-mail Address: levade27@comcast.net

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php/storyid=1399852

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Elves
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Valinor

*Rating:G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):Before
Imladris, before Gondolin and her white towers, even before the dawn
of the sun and moon, he was but an elfling.

Msg# 395

Correction of story URL: Levade Posted by Stella May 04, 2004 - 15:01:42 Topic ID# 395
The correct URL for story nomination: Fearless and Full of Joy is
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1399852.
Sorry about that.
Stella

Msg# 396

New Story Nomination: Tinuviel ylf Maegden Posted by Stella May 04, 2004 - 15:09:00 Topic ID# 396
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Lasse-Lanta (stella)
*Story Title:The Ashes of Twilight

*Story Author: Tinuviel ylf Maegden
*Author's E-mail Address: aragornsevnstar@aol.com

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?
sid=1334&cid=5493

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Drama
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):Angst

*Rating:PG
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote): A tale of
the thoughts of Tinuviel, the quiet, thoughtful whisps of her soul
and pain as she prepares to die.

Msg# 397

Re: Marta's nomination: AngelsFall Posted by Marta May 04, 2004 - 15:54:57 Topic ID# 343
>Question: Is this story the same as the one listed in
>the database with the author listed as AngelsQueen?
>Nerwen

My apologies, Nerwen. The author of "Safe Journey, Brother" is
AngelsFall, but I was careless when I added the name to the database and
typed in the name of another author.

I have corrected the database. The correct name is AngelsFall.

Marta

--
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self Reliance"

Msg# 398

Re: Marta's nomination: AngelsFall Posted by Nerwen Calaelen May 04, 2004 - 16:26:35 Topic ID# 343
--- Marta <MartaL0712@netscape.net> wrote:
---------------------------------

> My apologies, Nerwen. The author of "Safe Journey,
> Brother" is
> AngelsFall, but I was careless when I added the name
> to the database and
> typed in the name of another author.

> I have corrected the database. The correct name is
> AngelsFall.

Thanks Marta. I thought it was better to check than
to have an incorrect record.

Nerwen





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Msg# 399

Re: Long post from the Founder (WAS: Re: Nominations: Public or Pri Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 16:52:52 Topic ID# 142
> -----Original Message-----
> From: beleg1cuthalion [mailto:beleg1cuthalion@yahoo.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 2:36 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Long post from the Founder (WAS: Re:
> Nominations: Public or Private...)
>
>
> I have a story I was somewhat too shy to nominate myself, but
> I love it, and I know it is good, and I would like to share
> it with as many people as possible. You really encourage me!
> BTW - where do you still need help?

I still need lots of vote counters for Voting Season. If you canhelp, sign
up on the poll.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 400

Marta's recommendation: Arwen Imladviel Posted by Marta May 04, 2004 - 16:57:59 Topic ID# 400
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Beth Gorthaur Aglar Beleth
*Story Author: Arwen Imladviel
*Author's E-mail: Heidi.Laakso@uta.fi [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=841

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Silmarillion
Suggested Subcategory: Poetry

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): strong imagery

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A scribe
copying old manuscripts in Minas Anor found this: a poem in Quenya,
titled by a different hand in Sindarin: "The words of Sauron, waning
in glory." Probably not genuine.

Msg# 401

drama/adventure/humor updated to here Posted by Viv May 04, 2004 - 20:01:50 Topic ID# 401
All righty, everything you've nominated in drama, adventure, or humor
should be on the database here. If you've nominated stuff, please
double-check (I've been known to make mistakes).

Also, I've been noting subcategories for poetry in the category
column, just in case we decide to add an award for that. (Did we ever
resolve that issue?)

Ciao,
viv

Msg# 402

Chathol-linn's nomination Posted by Chathol-linn May 04, 2004 - 20:23:14 Topic ID# 402
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Chathol-linn
*Story Title: Legolas and the Olórë Mallë
*Story Author: Chathol-linn
*Author's E-mail: chathollinn@comcast.net
*Story URL:
<http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1522>
http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1890

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd: Adventure
3rd: LotR

*Rating: PG
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): some battle scenes
*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
An early adventure of Legolas in which he explores Elvish memory,
prophecy, and dreams. Scenes include “Strange Paths,” “Ale by the
Fireside,” and “I Will Drink Your Blood from the Chalice of Your Heart.”



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Msg# 403

Re: drama/adventure/humor updated to here Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 20:28:33 Topic ID# 401
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Viv [mailto:spacellamaprincess@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 8:02 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] drama/adventure/humor updated to here
>
> All righty, everything you've nominated in drama, adventure,
> or humor should be on the database here. If you've nominated
> stuff, please double-check (I've been known to make mistakes).

Cool. I'll try to get it added to the web site soon as well.

> Also, I've been noting subcategories for poetry in the
> category column, just in case we decide to add an award for
> that. (Did we ever resolve that issue?)

Yes, Poetry is a subcategory.

Thanks!

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 404

question about the orcs category Posted by Viv May 04, 2004 - 20:58:20 Topic ID# 404
Is the Orcs category just for orcs, or could it include other
baddies? For instance, where would tales about Sauron, Nazgul,
balrogs, etc. belong?

viv

Msg# 405

Re: LariEn's Nominations Posted by Larien May 04, 2004 - 21:07:21 Topic ID# 375
Oops... sorry... No problem. I will go and find some other fics to
nominate.

L.

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Larien [mailto:larienelengasse@y...]
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 1:01 PM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] LariEn's Nominations
> >
> > Story Nomination Form
> >
> > *Nominator's name: Larien Elengasse
> >
> > *Story Title: Adennin
> >
> > *Story Author: Larien Elengasse
> >
> > *Author's E-mail Address: larienelengasse@y...
> >
> > *Story URL:
http://rhovanion.nimnastian.net/fiction/stand/adennin.php
> >
> > *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> > 1st: Elves
> > 2nd: Romance
> > 3rd: Lord of the Rings
> >
> > Subcategory (suggest something):
> >
> > *Rating: Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): NC-17,
> > Explicit sexual content, m/m slash.
>
> Sorry, hon, but we can't take NC-17s. (See the FAQ) Slash is fine,
but
> nothing higher than R. Your other one is PG-13 though, so that
one's fine.
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
>
> "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond
said, "for
> it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
>
> http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
> Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 406

nomination cursed queen Posted by Viv May 04, 2004 - 21:37:18 Topic ID# 406
Yes, I am aware I'm just making more work for myself. ;)


--------------------

*Nominator's name: viv
*Story Title: The Cursed Queen of Angmar
*Story Author: KhazarKhum
*Author's E-mail: dlmbyrne@gte.net
*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=302

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Silmarillion
3rd: Numenor
subcat: witchking/sauron/baddies in general ... Note that primary
cateory would change to Orc if Orc category is meant to include all
baddies.

NOTE: This is a WIP

*Rating: R
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): some sexual situations
and adult themes
*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Witch-king of Angmar, and wife

*Summary: What if the Witch-King of Angmar had married a Rhudaurian
princess?

Msg# 407

nomination: not for pride alone Posted by Viv May 04, 2004 - 21:40:15 Topic ID# 407
--------------------

*Nominator's name: viv
*Story Title: Not for Pride Alone
*Story Author: Zimraphel
*Author's E-mail: granamyr@yahoo.com
*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=453

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Silm
2nd: Drama
3rd: elves

*Rating: PG-13
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): some violence
*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): NA

*Summary: At Fornost, Glorfindel and Eärnur of Gondor face the Witch
King of Angmar.

Msg# 408

Length of Stories Posted by khazar\_khum May 04, 2004 - 21:43:53 Topic ID# 408
Hello all

This is the Voice of Experience.

There will be a fairly even division between novel-length stories in
all categories, and relatively short ones. There never seems to be a
happy medium.

That said, will we want to divide the categories to reflect this?

Khazar

Msg# 409

(no subject) Posted by Larien May 04, 2004 - 21:49:36 Topic ID# 409
From the HASA site, I can't figure out how to get to Teanna's email
or the rating for this story. I have read it in its entirety, and it
really is PG-13 at worst.

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larien Elengasse

*Story Title: The Kiss

*Story Author: Larien Elengasse

*Author's E-mail Address: larienelengasse@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://rhovanion.nimnastian.net/fiction/stand/thekiss.php

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> > 1st: Elves
> > 2nd: Romance
> > 3rd: Silmarillion

Subcategory (suggest something):

Pairing: Glorfindel/Ecthelion

*Rating: Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): R, implied
sexual content, m/m slash.



*Nominator's name: Larien Elengasse

*Story Title: The Elvish Way With All Good Beasts

*Story Author: Teanna

*Author's E-mail Address: link to contact her on HASA web page

*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?
STID=1249&SPOrdinal=1

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> > 1st: Elves
> > 2nd: Drama
> > 3rd: Lord of the Rings

Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): ??? PG-13 at
worst I think.

Msg# 410

Bugger! - Forgot to Title Last Post - Nominations Posted by Larien May 04, 2004 - 22:21:13 Topic ID# 410
Sorry... my brain is imploding. The last post was a nomination form.

Msg# 411

A nomination Posted by Ariel May 04, 2004 - 22:46:47 Topic ID# 402
This is an old fic that was written long before any of these award
programs came about. Figured I would see how it was received.
----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ariel

*Story Title: The Gift of Iluvatar

*Story Author: Ariel

*Author's E-mail Address: lgreenaw@kcnet.org

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1267180 or

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Time: The Lord of the Rings
2nd: Genres: Drama
3rd: Races & Places: Hobbits
Subcategory (suggest something): Gapfiller

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Some medically related
dialog, but nothing graphic

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only) Not a romance

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): From the
hobbits' fall at Mt. Doom to Sam's waking in Ithilien... the story
Tolkien only hinted at. What really happened when all the healing
powers of wizards, elves and men were summoned to insure that this was
not the end of all things for the halflings? Sorrow, hope and healing
in a strictly canon gapfiller that captures the flavour of Tolkien's
writing remarkably well.





Ariel

www.bagendwest.net



*



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Msg# 412

Re: question about the orcs category Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 23:08:00 Topic ID# 404
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Viv [mailto:spacellamaprincess@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 8:57 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] question about the orcs category
>
> Is the Orcs category just for orcs, or could it include other
> baddies? For instance, where would tales about Sauron,
> Nazgul, balrogs, etc. belong?

Good question. I didn't really anticipate we'd get enough of them to make a
viable category. In other words, I didn't figure we'd get at least 5 stories
by at least 2 different writers. Same for Maiar and Valar. I suppose the
first place to look is if they fit into one of the Time/Book topic's
categories: The Silm, The Hobbit, or LOTR. I saw those as pretty general
catch-alls. Otherwise, you might look at Genre. Is it horror, or drama,
for instance.

If one of those really doesn't work, I suppose the last resort would be Orcs
as the only resident bad guy category under Races and Places.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 413

Re: Length of Stories Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 23:20:40 Topic ID# 408
> -----Original Message-----
> From: khazar_khum [mailto:dlmbyrne@gte.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 9:44 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Length of Stories
>
> Hello all
>
> This is the Voice of Experience.
>
> There will be a fairly even division between novel-length
> stories in all categories, and relatively short ones. There
> never seems to be a happy medium.

I have been marking vignette and short story as subcategory suggestions in
my own nominations and the three categories I record.

> That said, will we want to divide the categories to reflect this?

We *might*. And I leave it at that. In alt.startrek.creative, long and
short compete together. Drabbles, however, usually get their own
subcategory.

*If* we do go with certain subecategories of length (and remember this would
have be obvious from the nomination. There is nothing in that form that
asks how long the story is), any subcategory creeated still has to be
viable: at least five stories by two authors. If a category is large and
can stand to be divided and length looks like a good way to do it, it's
certainly possible.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 414

Re: (unknown) Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2004 - 23:33:43 Topic ID# 409
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larien [mailto:larienelengasse@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 9:50 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] (unknown)
>
> From the HASA site, I can't figure out how to get to Teanna's
> email or the rating for this story. I have read it in its
> entirety, and it really is PG-13 at worst.

I've run into that problem as well. Use the contact link and ask her for an
e-mail address. It's a required item in a nomination. Author Contacters
volunteered to contact authors to get permission. But it's the nominator's
job to get the address.

Unless you're not a HASA member...can you get to the contact link without
being a member? If not, let me know and I'll go find the address for you.

Oh, but I also don't see a summary there. We need one of those as well.

>
> *Nominator's name: Larien Elengasse
>
> *Story Title: The Elvish Way With All Good Beasts
>
> *Story Author: Teanna
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: link to contact her on HASA web page
>
> *Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?
> STID=1249&SPOrdinal=1
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> > > 1st: Elves
> > > 2nd: Drama
> > > 3rd: Lord of the Rings
>
> Subcategory (suggest something):
>
> *Rating: Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): ??? PG-13 at
> worst I think.
>
--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 415

Are these the same people? Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 05, 2004 - 0:55:08 Topic ID# 415
Marta
Marta (aure_enteluva)

I'm guessing they are the same. But I want to be sure.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Msg# 416

Update Announcement Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 05, 2004 - 1:17:08 Topic ID# 416
As of 1:09 am (US Central), the web site is up-to-date with the Nominations
table for all stories having author permission.
The Nominations table has 120 stories nominated.
The Nominations web site page has 100 stories nominated (a few that aren't
on the table).
If you see one of your storie in the table but not on the site, check the
Author Approval table. We may have permission noted for one or two stories.
Those titles are generally listed. Feel free to e-mail me
(mefaadmin@earthlink.net) any permissions that aren't already showing for
your stories.
--Ainaechoiriel
"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
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Msg# 417

Re: Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by Sorne&Enros May 05, 2004 - 2:53:07 Topic ID# 342
Reposting my previous question on this as it seemed to get lost in the
deluge :)

Can I ask whether the ban on NC-17 fics is something that can be up for
negotiation, or is it something you are adamant about? Could we have a
section for NC-17 fiction, then no-one has to read it who doesn't want to.
What are you using as the criteria to distinguish between R and NC-17. Is it
purely on erotica? What about violence? I ask because I have a couple of
pieces that may fall outside the line without editing, and I'm not sure
that's a road I want to go down. I'm sure I'm not the only one. There are
some good stories out there (Vulgarweed's 'The Ring and the Crown' and
Grond's 'Hope for the Uruk' for example) that will be excluded by this
limitation.

And if this is not an 'adult' list, how are we going to work posting stories
with ratings above G?

I'm sorry if it's perhaps a bit late in the day to be raising this, the list
is moving so fast I'm finding it hard to keep up ( didn't even manage to
vote in the Orc category poll before it closed)

Sorne/Enros

-----Original Message-----
From: Ainaechoiriel [mailto:mefaadmin@earthlink.net]
Sent: 03 May 2004 22:50
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MEFAwards] Ratings a really really basic guide.



I'm just pulling this off the top of my head, so it's very basic:

G: family oriented. Anyone can read it. Nothing objectionable
PG: mild. May not be suitable for young children, but nothing terribly
objectionable. Your average story.
PG-13: Getting up there. Might have more violence or harsher scenes.
Not
suitable for young children
R: Adult but not XXX or NC-17. This is where your average adventure
movie
tends to go. There might be a sex scene but it's not graphic. Or there
might be a lot of violence or harsh language.

NC-17: full-on erotica. We don't go here. Not allowedfor nominations.

I hope that helps.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said,
"for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Msg# 418

Re: Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by Soledad May 05, 2004 - 3:26:49 Topic ID# 342
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Sorne&Enros" <Sorne&Enros@m...>
wrote:

> And if this is not an 'adult' list, how are we going to work
posting stories with ratings above G?

"Adult" means above PG-13, as far as I know.

The NC-17-ban excludes a few of my own stories as well, I still think
that we should stick to it. While it's true that a few excellent
stories won't make it into the Awards this way, but it's the lesser
evil than let the never-ending flood of... (insert expression of
disgust of choice here) in.

We practically allow everyone to sign up, unless we discover that the
account in question is a sockpuppet, so IMO better safe than sorrow.

You are free to disagree with me, of course. And in the end, it's the
Founder's decision.

Soledad

Msg# 419

Introduction Posted by angelabrooks@yahoo.com May 05, 2004 - 4:07:41 Topic ID# 419
Hi everyone. I just joined the list and I'm looking forward to
participating. I haven't read a whole lot of fanfiction, so I won't
be able to nominate much, but I plan to read nominated stories and vote.

I'm not an artist, but I like to play around with graphics programs,
so I put together a banner for the Indiana Jones award, and will be
doing matching ones for the other two crossover awards.

I can count votes, if you still need people for that.

Elana

Msg# 420

Story Nomination Posted by jilba25au May 05, 2004 - 4:10:29 Topic ID# 420
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Jillian

*Story Title:Wayland The Smith

*Story Author:Jilian Baade (me)

*Author's E-mail Address: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?
storyid=1575581

*Story URL: http://jilba25@hotmail.com

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Elves
2nd:Adventure
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):Tolkien characters in modern times

*Rating:PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):Nothing terribly nasty
in this fic

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):What if
Maeglin hadn't in the Fall of Gondolin, but survived as a legend
until modern times? WIP







---------------------------------------------------------------

Msg# 421

Story Nomination Posted by jilba25au May 05, 2004 - 4:16:48 Topic ID# 420
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Jillian

*Story Title:The Smith

*Story Author:Jilian Baade (me)

*Author's E-mail Address:jilba25@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1361292

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Elves
2nd:Adventure
3rd:Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating:G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):Absolutely nothing
offensive here

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):A smith
reforges Narsil and remembers the one who last bore this blade in
battle







---------------------------------------------------------------

Msg# 422

Re: Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by draborgieuk May 05, 2004 - 4:42:14 Topic ID# 342
>
> The NC-17-ban excludes a few of my own stories as well, I still
think
> that we should stick to it. While it's true that a few excellent
> stories won't make it into the Awards this way, but it's the lesser
> evil than let the never-ending flood of... (insert expression of
> disgust of choice here) in.
>
> We practically allow everyone to sign up, unless we discover that
the
> account in question is a sockpuppet, so IMO better safe than sorrow.
>
> You are free to disagree with me, of course. And in the end, it's
the
> Founder's decision.

I think you will hard put to it to fill the Orc category without NC-
17. Orcs are an NC-17-ish lot. Why not widen and change the category
to something like "Darkfic", allowing the NC-17 rating for it alone -
and adding the customary warning to it?

But - as you say - Founder's decision.
Blessings
Grond

Msg# 423

Re: Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 05, 2004 - 6:43:09 Topic ID# 342
For myself, I would sooner frequent a site where NC-17 is nowhere to be found, and I admire Ainae for ordering her regulations that way. Forgive me if you somehow enjoy that sort of thing -- that is your prerogative, I suppose -- but some of us are trying to avoid the near occasions of sin, and since the voting and such is to be on-list, I would not like that stuff flooding my inbox. I'm already wincing against the slash notices that I've been deleting. I think my parents would freak.

I'd hate to have to leave the group on this account. It's been fun thus far.

Coriel



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~ Pope Gregory VII
----- Original Message -----
From: draborgieuk
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 5:42 AM
Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Ratings a really really basic guide.


>
> The NC-17-ban excludes a few of my own stories as well, I still
think
> that we should stick to it. While it's true that a few excellent
> stories won't make it into the Awards this way, but it's the lesser
> evil than let the never-ending flood of... (insert expression of
> disgust of choice here) in.
>
> We practically allow everyone to sign up, unless we discover that
the
> account in question is a sockpuppet, so IMO better safe than sorrow.
>
> You are free to disagree with me, of course. And in the end, it's
the
> Founder's decision.

I think you will hard put to it to fill the Orc category without NC-
17. Orcs are an NC-17-ish lot. Why not widen and change the category
to something like "Darkfic", allowing the NC-17 rating for it alone -
and adding the customary warning to it?

But - as you say - Founder's decision.
Blessings
Grond



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Msg# 424

Re: Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by draborgieuk May 05, 2004 - 7:45:12 Topic ID# 342
> For myself, I would sooner frequent a site where NC-17 is nowhere
to be found, and I admire Ainae for ordering her regulations that
way. Forgive me if you somehow enjoy that sort of thing -- that is
your prerogative, I suppose -- but some of us are trying to avoid the
near occasions of sin, and since the voting and such is to be on-
list, I would not like that stuff flooding my inbox. I'm already
wincing against the slash notices that I've been deleting. I think
my parents would freak.
>
> I'd hate to have to leave the group on this account. It's been fun
thus far.

I'm afraid I didn't expect to enounter this level of hostility on
this Listing - I came here in good faith having had it recommended by
someone I respect. Clearly I am on the wrong list and will resign as
soon as I am able. I am sorry to have disturbed you in any way.
Blessings
Grond

Msg# 425

Story Nomination Form Posted by sulriel May 05, 2004 - 7:47:39 Topic ID# 425
*Nominator's name: Sulriel

*Story Title: Adventures in the Ettenmoors

*Story Author : Sulriel

*Author's E-mail Address: Sulriel@htcomp.net

*Story URL: http://www.theoriginalseries.com/orcframes.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Orc
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): non-explicit torture,
bloodlust , adult theme

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary:~ A First Age Sinda captured by Orcs in the Third Age
manages to survive capture and her initial torment to make a place
for herself in their society. ~ ~ Orcs, OFC, no primary canon
characters. Cameos by Glorfindel, Elrond, Celebrian, Maedhros. ~

Msg# 426

Re: (unknown) Posted by gratchets May 05, 2004 - 7:49:31 Topic ID# 409
> >
> > From the HASA site, I can't figure out how to get to Teanna's
> > email or the rating for this story. I have read it in its
> > entirety, and it really is PG-13 at worst.
>
> I've run into that problem as well. Use the contact link and ask
her for an
> e-mail address. It's a required item in a nomination. Author
Contacters
> volunteered to contact authors to get permission. But it's the
nominator's
> job to get the address.
>

Just a small suggestion? I found Teanna's stories long ago on her
website and then ff.net It wasn't until later that she went to HASA.

Try other fanfiction sites. Her email is on her site and on ff.net
and its makenuk@yahoo.com

Just a thought.
gratchets

Msg# 427

Re: Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by sulriel May 05, 2004 - 7:51:32 Topic ID# 342
Grond. I don't think it is hostility as much as it is a matter of
taste, being too strongly expressed. I love your fics, but I don't
leave them up on the screen when one of my pre-teen boys might need
to borrow the PC for awhile.

I believe the no NC-17 is in part a yahoo restriction, I could be
wrong on that, I'm sure our Founder/Chief-cook-n-bottlewasher will
weight in shortly.

Play nice folks.!


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "draborgieuk" <ralph.henning@b...>
wrote: > > For myself, I would sooner frequent a site where NC-17 is
nowhere > to be found, and I admire Ainae for ordering her
regulations that > way. Forgive me if you somehow enjoy that sort
of thing -- that is > your prerogative, I suppose -- but some of us
are trying to avoid the > near occasions of sin, and since the voting
and such is to be on-> list, I would not like that stuff flooding my
inbox. I'm already > wincing against the slash notices that I've
been deleting. I think > my parents would freak.
> > > > I'd hate to have to leave the group on this account. It's
been fun > thus far.
>
> I'm afraid I didn't expect to enounter this level of hostility on
> this Listing - I came here in good faith having had it recommended
by > someone I respect. Clearly I am on the wrong list and will
resign as > soon as I am able. I am sorry to have disturbed you in
any way.> Blessings> Grond

Msg# 428

Re: Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by Soledad May 05, 2004 - 7:52:55 Topic ID# 342
coriel_elfwyn@o...> wrote:

> For myself, I would sooner frequent a site where NC-17 is nowhere
to be found, and I admire Ainae for ordering her regulations that
way. Forgive me if you somehow enjoy that sort of thing -- that is
your prerogative, I suppose -- but some of us are trying to avoid the
near occasions of sin, and since the voting and such is to be on-
list, I would not like that stuff flooding my inbox. I'm already
wincing against the slash notices that I've been deleting. I think
my parents would freak.
>
> I'd hate to have to leave the group on this account. It's been fun
thus far.


It's hard to find a way that makes most people happy. There isn't any
that would make *all* people happy, I guess. I think Ainae had found
the narrow path that most people here could agree with. But that's
just my opinion.

I, personally, have been called a slash-writer and a homophobic from
two differently-minded but often equally aggressive groups of
Tolkienfic readers. I'm neither. As I've repeated several times, I
write *stories*. Sometimes in these stories the characters have
romantic *relationships*, sometimes they don't. Sometimes these
relationships are born between two characters of the same gender,
sometimes not.

I've accepted that certain archives won't accept stories with same-
gender relationships (I hate the word 'slash' for what it has for me
become: the equivalent of blatant smut, written for smut's sake).
It's their prerogative. Among the whole of 55 stories posted to
ff.net (in four or five different fandoms), there are exactly four
scenes that would fall into the NC-17 ban. I never tried to smuggle
them in, falsely rated as R. There are restrictions, and though we
might not always like them, we have to live with them. That's life.
(Sorry if it sounded like a lecture - it wasn't my intention. But
it's hard to sound differently after having spent 28 years as a
school teacher...)

And one more point for the other side: 'slash' if I have to use that
word for lack of a better one, doesn't always equal smut. There *are*
G-rated stories in that are, and rated so rightly, as the whole thing
is about character interaction and development. Let's give each story
and each author the benefit of the doubt, until we know what it is
about.

Okay, I've preached enough. Off my sandbox and back to school to
enjoy a long afternoon about drug prevention and the parent-teacher
evening afterwards. *groans*

Soledad

Msg# 429

Re: Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by Soledad May 05, 2004 - 7:55:26 Topic ID# 342
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "draborgieuk" <ralph.henning@b...>
wrote:

> I'm afraid I didn't expect to enounter this level of hostility on
> this Listing - I came here in good faith having had it recommended
by someone I respect. Clearly I am on the wrong list and will resign
as soon as I am able. I am sorry to have disturbed you in any way.


Please, don't. Let us not divide into the usual camps of 'evil
slashers' and 'homophobes'. It happens often enough in this fandom,
and that's a sad thing. Let's try to live with each other's quirks
and peeves - and with our own ones.

Soledad

Msg# 430

Re: Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by beleg1cuthalion May 05, 2004 - 8:13:26 Topic ID# 342
Thank you for the voice of reason. There are good stories out
there and bad stories. Some of those I honour and cherish are
slash stories, some are not. Our way to decide should be to ask:
Is it well written? is it believable? And nothing else (and though
I'm not a Slash-Writer nor reader - normally - there are
slash-stories I believe).

Msg# 431

Re: Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 05, 2004 - 9:05:30 Topic ID# 342
It was most certainly not my intention to drive anyone off the list. If you write NC-17, that is your department, and I'm not going to try to meddle with it. But with something as public as this, with most everything shared by the entire group, I think it is an important issue to keep some reasonable restrictions in mind. There are doubtless several other groups and sites where you can read and share that kind of thing.

Still, this group advocates discussion, so I believe that if there is to be a Voice of Reason, there should also be a Voice of Decency. It doesn't have to be me, in fact I'd prefer I didn't have to mention it at all, but I'll say it if no one else will. Nor do we have to immediately split into camps each time the subject comes up.

Coriel




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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~ Pope Gregory VII
----- Original Message -----
From: draborgieuk
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 8:45 AM
Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Ratings a really really basic guide.


> For myself, I would sooner frequent a site where NC-17 is nowhere
to be found, and I admire Ainae for ordering her regulations that
way. Forgive me if you somehow enjoy that sort of thing -- that is
your prerogative, I suppose -- but some of us are trying to avoid the
near occasions of sin, and since the voting and such is to be on-
list, I would not like that stuff flooding my inbox. I'm already
wincing against the slash notices that I've been deleting. I think
my parents would freak.
>
> I'd hate to have to leave the group on this account. It's been fun
thus far.

I'm afraid I didn't expect to enounter this level of hostility on
this Listing - I came here in good faith having had it recommended by
someone I respect. Clearly I am on the wrong list and will resign as
soon as I am able. I am sorry to have disturbed you in any way.
Blessings
Grond





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Msg# 432

Re: question about the orcs category Posted by Viv May 05, 2004 - 9:09:48 Topic ID# 404
Thanks muchly!

viv

--- Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
> I suppose the
> first place to look is if they fit into one of the
> Time/Book topic's
> categories: The Silm, The Hobbit, or LOTR. I saw
> those as pretty general
> catch-alls. Otherwise, you might look at Genre. Is
> it horror, or drama,
> for instance.

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Msg# 433

Re: Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by sulriel May 05, 2004 - 9:14:30 Topic ID# 342
>>>Still, this group advocates discussion, so I believe that if there
is to be a Voice of Reason, there should also be a Voice of Decency.
It doesn't have to be me, in fact I'd prefer I didn't have to mention
it at all, but I'll say it if no one else will. Nor do we have to
immediately split into camps each time the subject comes up.

Coriel

**That is the job of the moderator. That would be me. Please
consider this discussion closed unless Ainaechoiriel says otherwise.

Sulriel -co-moderator.

Msg# 434

Re: (unknown) Posted by Viv May 05, 2004 - 9:16:03 Topic ID# 409
I had to ask permission from a HASA author yesterday, and I just went
to HASA and used the contact form there to send my note. She replied
promptly, and we're a go. I think as long as I can get to the author,
even through a form, it's cool. (Note that even when the nominator
tries to put in the author e-mail, sometimes yahoo cuts it off, so
author-checkers might have to get a little creative.)

Also, Ainae, would you like me to forward the author-permission
notes, for recordkeeping?

ciao,
viv

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
> Unless you're not a HASA member...can you get to the contact link
without
> being a member? If not, let me know and I'll go find the address
for you.
>
> Oh, but I also don't see a summary there. We need one of those as
well.

Msg# 435

Story Nomination/ Snowballjane Posted by Stella May 05, 2004 - 10:18:12 Topic ID# 435
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Lasse-Lanta (stella)

*Story Title: Fair Folk At The Free Fair

*Story Author: Snowballjane

*Author's E-mail Address: snowballjane@yahoo.co.uk (author already
approved)

*Story URL: http:// www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1286101

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Hobbits
2nd: Elves
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something): Fourth Age

*Rating: Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):G

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Fourth Age,
Glorfindel, Elladan, Elrohir and Celeborn visit the shire and find
unexpected ease for their heartaches.

Msg# 436

Story Nomination/ Chris Posted by Stella May 05, 2004 - 10:23:12 Topic ID# 436
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Lasse-Lanta (stella)

*Story Title:Weight of Stone

*Story Author: Chris

*Author's E-mail Address: cps250@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid-
243&cid=907
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Hobbit
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Drabble

*Rating: Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):G


*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A quick look
at a harmless superstition

*****I have already contacted this author for permission,and am
waiting for a reply.*****

Msg# 437

Story Nomination/ Chris Posted by Stella May 05, 2004 - 10:29:08 Topic ID# 436
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Lasse-Lanta (stella)

*Story Title: Goes A Courting

*Story Author:Chris

*Author's E-mail Address: cps250@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?
sid=243&cid=908
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Lord of the Rings
2nd:Dwarf
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):Drabble

*Rating: Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):G

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A dwarf and
his pursuits.


*****I have already contacted the author for permission, and am
awaiting an answer.******

Msg# 438

Re: Are these the same people? Posted by Marta May 05, 2004 - 10:41:09 Topic ID# 415
>Marta
>Marta (aure_enteluva)

>I'm guessing they are the same. But I want to be sure.

Yep, they're both me. aure_enteluva is my Yahoo ID and my member name at
SOA. I sign my emails Marta, and that's my author's name at HASA.

Cheers,
Marta (and aure_enteluva)

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-Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self Reliance"

Msg# 439

Whoa! (was: Ratings, NC-17s, and Voices of Decency) Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 05, 2004 - 12:03:13 Topic ID# 439
My goodness. This is what I get for daring to sleep for six hours.

Grond, I do hope you haven't left yet. Coriel, I will restore your posting
permissions when I'm done with this post. And I'm guessing this is going to
be another case of my being "wordy".

First, let me say that I missed one post that started this ball rolling, I
think, but I've read all the others. I want to next stae my thoughts on why
I did not include NC-17s.

My brrain is a rambly brain, so bear with me. I personally, do not read
sex. Or slash. Or romance. But I am not the entire reading public and I
am not the Decency Police either. I'm just a person who liked the way one
awards program was going in Star Trek fandom and wanted to bring that to
LOTR fandom. I chose purposely to NOT exclude slash. And I'd be silly to
exclude Romance. But I did draw a line at NC-17. And that even means that
I will not be nominating one of my favorite WIPs: Dark Leaf, by JastaElf
(when, oh when, will we get an update, Jasta dear?)

I also chose not to make this an adult group. That choice was given to me
when I created the group and I had to decide. Myself. No committee, just
little ole me. And I chose NOT adult because I didn't want to exclude a
large number of readers.

Under non-adult rules, we'd probably have a hard time even posting R-rated
stories here, if we posted stories here, which we don't. NC-17 would be out
of the question. As it stands I've had to say several times (not because I
assumed people would abuse it but because I just wanted people to be warned)
that when Voting Seawson comes, all comments must be kept PG-13 or under
even when commenting on R stories. I think it would be a bit more difficult
to do this with NC-17 stories.

I just felt I needed to draw a line. And since I am drawing on
Alt.StarTrek.Creative, I felt it avalid one. There is another newsgroup
specifically for erotica. Alt.startrek.creative.erotic-moderated, and they
have their own awards (The Golden O's) every year. I don't participate in
it, so I can't say how it is run.

I don't' see this as hostile, and I hope, Grond, that you do not take it as
such. I don't think every Orc fic out there would by nature be NC-17. Not
even every sex scene is NC-17. Or torture scene, etc. I may not read
romance, but I have admitted to myself that I like a good torture story.
Dark Leaf is one of those. A very good one. But it is extremely graphic
and thus, I'd call it NC-17.

The discussion on how the awards will be run has ended in all but minor
points. As I said to someone else who put forth a motion for a Poetry
category, this can be campaigned for next year. The categories are set for
this year. If you'd like we can take up a reasoned and rational debate on
NC17 fic eligibility after this awards year in anticipation of next year.
But I'll stand hard on those two adjectives: reasoned and rational. I hate
hostility on lists, too, and have left several because of it.

However, Grond, I really hope you don't leave because of what you felt was
hostility from one member of this group. Especially when I wasn't even
around. It's my group. I'm the founder and main moderator. Sulriel and
Soledad are moderators as well. If *we*, especially *me*, were to hostile,
then I'd go running off screaming and shouting and cursing under my breath,
if I were you. Coriel is a member and has only as much responsibilty for
the group as you do, and as 93 other members do. You can't say "the group"
is hostile based on one person's posting. Unless that person is me.

Coriel, I do think you overstepped your bounds with the "Voice of Decency"
bit. I didn't feel your posts were overly hostile, but they did take on
that tone at that point. I understand your reasonings for not reading
NC17s and not wanting it in your inbox. I'm a Christian and a virgin who
believes sex only belongs in a marriage. But I don't preach here. This
isn't the place for it.

If anyone is to be the Voice of Anything here, that burden falls to me as
the one who created this group and these Awards. If I see something getting
out of line, I will speak up. If anyone sees something getting out of line,
e-mail me privately. We will try our best to work things out without
hostility and with fairness.

However, with that burden comes some power and some decision-making. NC17
was that decision. Just as Xing had that right to exclude them from ff.net,
and you have the right to include them and nothing else on your own web site
(hypothetically), I have the right to not include them in this awards
program. Even next year. Though I will discuss it with you after this
awards season. I have been known to change my mind on occasion.

Perhaps there is a lack of awards programs for NC17 fic. If that is the
case, I encourage you to do what the folks of ascem do and make your own
awards. The Mithrils (not picking on them, they are just the only other
ones I'm familiar with in this fandom) took a while to get started because
they started by committee. This program took only a couple of weeks because
it was started by me. There was no debate over simple vote or
comment-voting. No debate over judges or popular vote, etc. Just me. I
made the decision to do them the way I wanted to and invited others to join
me in the endevour.

You can do the same thing. You'd probably get some people from this list to
also participate in yours. And others not. As I said before, we all choose
what we want to read. We are all free to do that. But I do draw the line
at NC17 stories being nominated and voted on here. You can read them all
you want.

Please, Grond, stay. Please Coriel, stay. Please be tolerant of each other
and check the hostility at the door.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



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Msg# 440

Re: Are these the same people? Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 05, 2004 - 12:27:00 Topic ID# 415
Thanks, Marta. I was assuming so.

--Ainaechoiriel

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> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 10:33 AM
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>
> >Marta
> >Marta (aure_enteluva)
>
> >I'm guessing they are the same. But I want to be sure.
>
> Yep, they're both me. aure_enteluva is my Yahoo ID and my
> member name at SOA. I sign my emails Marta, and that's my
> author's name at HASA.
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> Cheers,
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Msg# 441

Re: Whoa! (was: Ratings, NC-17s, and Voices of Decency) Posted by sulriel May 05, 2004 - 12:28:13 Topic ID# 439
Ainae, dear. .. I really do think we should have some kind of
moderator award. I would have ... maybe 15 points by now and
Soledad hasn't stirred up anything at all. <pout>

<making notes to self for next year>

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:> > My goodness. This is what I get for daring to sleep for
six hours.> . And I'm guessing this is going to> be another case of
my being "wordy".>

Msg# 442

Re: Whoa! (was: Ratings, NC-17s, and Voices of Decency) Posted by Viv May 05, 2004 - 12:31:01 Topic ID# 439
The Mithrils are currently (until this weekend)
accepting nominations of NC-17 (as well as
lower-rated) fic. Please feel free to nominate, if you
have not already done so.

Very recently, the My Precious Awards and the Golden
Mushroom Awards also allowed adult material as part of
the contests. If readers are interested in finding
well-known and well-loved bits of adult-rated
material, please wander over to those sites and take a
look around.

There is room in this fandom for everybody, just
sometimes we have to shift around a little.

viv

--- Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Perhaps there is a lack of awards programs for NC17
> fic.

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Msg# 443

Re: Whoa! (was: Ratings, NC-17s, and Voices of Decency) Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 05, 2004 - 13:35:42 Topic ID# 439
Sorry; no offense or hostility to Grond was intended or (purposefully) implied.
I was merely voicing a concern, and that is how we speak in our household.

Coriel
----- Original Message -----
From: Ainaechoiriel
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 1:04 PM
Subject: [MEFAwards] Whoa! (was: Ratings, NC-17s, and Voices of Decency)



My goodness. This is what I get for daring to sleep for six hours.

Grond, I do hope you haven't left yet. Coriel, I will restore your posting
permissions when I'm done with this post. And I'm guessing this is going to
be another case of my being "wordy".

First, let me say that I missed one post that started this ball rolling, I
think, but I've read all the others. I want to next stae my thoughts on why
I did not include NC-17s.

My brrain is a rambly brain, so bear with me. I personally, do not read
sex. Or slash. Or romance. But I am not the entire reading public and I
am not the Decency Police either. I'm just a person who liked the way one
awards program was going in Star Trek fandom and wanted to bring that to
LOTR fandom. I chose purposely to NOT exclude slash. And I'd be silly to
exclude Romance. But I did draw a line at NC-17. And that even means that
I will not be nominating one of my favorite WIPs: Dark Leaf, by JastaElf
(when, oh when, will we get an update, Jasta dear?)

I also chose not to make this an adult group. That choice was given to me
when I created the group and I had to decide. Myself. No committee, just
little ole me. And I chose NOT adult because I didn't want to exclude a
large number of readers.

Under non-adult rules, we'd probably have a hard time even posting R-rated
stories here, if we posted stories here, which we don't. NC-17 would be out
of the question. As it stands I've had to say several times (not because I
assumed people would abuse it but because I just wanted people to be warned)
that when Voting Seawson comes, all comments must be kept PG-13 or under
even when commenting on R stories. I think it would be a bit more difficult
to do this with NC-17 stories.

I just felt I needed to draw a line. And since I am drawing on
Alt.StarTrek.Creative, I felt it avalid one. There is another newsgroup
specifically for erotica. Alt.startrek.creative.erotic-moderated, and they
have their own awards (The Golden O's) every year. I don't participate in
it, so I can't say how it is run.

I don't' see this as hostile, and I hope, Grond, that you do not take it as
such. I don't think every Orc fic out there would by nature be NC-17. Not
even every sex scene is NC-17. Or torture scene, etc. I may not read
romance, but I have admitted to myself that I like a good torture story.
Dark Leaf is one of those. A very good one. But it is extremely graphic
and thus, I'd call it NC-17.

The discussion on how the awards will be run has ended in all but minor
points. As I said to someone else who put forth a motion for a Poetry
category, this can be campaigned for next year. The categories are set for
this year. If you'd like we can take up a reasoned and rational debate on
NC17 fic eligibility after this awards year in anticipation of next year.
But I'll stand hard on those two adjectives: reasoned and rational. I hate
hostility on lists, too, and have left several because of it.

However, Grond, I really hope you don't leave because of what you felt was
hostility from one member of this group. Especially when I wasn't even
around. It's my group. I'm the founder and main moderator. Sulriel and
Soledad are moderators as well. If *we*, especially *me*, were to hostile,
then I'd go running off screaming and shouting and cursing under my breath,
if I were you. Coriel is a member and has only as much responsibilty for
the group as you do, and as 93 other members do. You can't say "the group"
is hostile based on one person's posting. Unless that person is me.

Coriel, I do think you overstepped your bounds with the "Voice of Decency"
bit. I didn't feel your posts were overly hostile, but they did take on
that tone at that point. I understand your reasonings for not reading
NC17s and not wanting it in your inbox. I'm a Christian and a virgin who
believes sex only belongs in a marriage. But I don't preach here. This
isn't the place for it.

If anyone is to be the Voice of Anything here, that burden falls to me as
the one who created this group and these Awards. If I see something getting
out of line, I will speak up. If anyone sees something getting out of line,
e-mail me privately. We will try our best to work things out without
hostility and with fairness.

However, with that burden comes some power and some decision-making. NC17
was that decision. Just as Xing had that right to exclude them from ff.net,
and you have the right to include them and nothing else on your own web site
(hypothetically), I have the right to not include them in this awards
program. Even next year. Though I will discuss it with you after this
awards season. I have been known to change my mind on occasion.

Perhaps there is a lack of awards programs for NC17 fic. If that is the
case, I encourage you to do what the folks of ascem do and make your own
awards. The Mithrils (not picking on them, they are just the only other
ones I'm familiar with in this fandom) took a while to get started because
they started by committee. This program took only a couple of weeks because
it was started by me. There was no debate over simple vote or
comment-voting. No debate over judges or popular vote, etc. Just me. I
made the decision to do them the way I wanted to and invited others to join
me in the endevour.

You can do the same thing. You'd probably get some people from this list to
also participate in yours. And others not. As I said before, we all choose
what we want to read. We are all free to do that. But I do draw the line
at NC17 stories being nominated and voted on here. You can read them all
you want.

Please, Grond, stay. Please Coriel, stay. Please be tolerant of each other
and check the hostility at the door.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



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Msg# 444

Re: Whoa! (was: Ratings, NC-17s, and Voices of Decency) Posted by Soledad May 05, 2004 - 14:03:50 Topic ID# 439
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "sulriel" <Sulriel@h...> wrote:

> Ainae, dear. .. I really do think we should have some kind of
> moderator award. I would have ... maybe 15 points by now and
> Soledad hasn't stirred up anything at all. <pout>

Huh? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? <g>

Soledad

Msg# 445

Re: Whoa! (was: Ratings, NC-17s, and Voices of Decency) Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 05, 2004 - 14:07:11 Topic ID# 439
> -----Original Message-----
> From: coriel_elfwyn [mailto:coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 1:26 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Whoa! (was: Ratings, NC-17s, and
> Voices of Decency)
>
> Sorry; no offense or hostility to Grond was intended or
> (purposefully) implied.
> I was merely voicing a concern, and that is how we speak in
> our household.

Speaking for the group, I accept your apology. Thank you and I'm glad
you're sticking around.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 446

Re: Introduction Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 05, 2004 - 14:28:37 Topic ID# 419
> -----Original Message-----
> From: angelabrooks@yahoo.com [mailto:angelabrooks@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 4:08 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Introduction
>
> Hi everyone. I just joined the list and I'm looking forward
> to participating. I haven't read a whole lot of fanfiction,
> so I won't be able to nominate much, but I plan to read
> nominated stories and vote.

Well we can certainly help with the problem of not having read much.... By
the end of these awards, you'll have read plenty! ;-)

> I'm not an artist, but I like to play around with graphics
> programs, so I put together a banner for the Indiana Jones
> award, and will be doing matching ones for the other two
> crossover awards.

Woohoo! I love it! And you caught on easily to why the Awards in that
category are named the way they are! I"ve moved it into a subfolder for the
Indy award and changed the title info to match the others for the impending
contest. I'll have it up on the web site by the end of the day!


> I can count votes, if you still need people for that.

Bonus! I certainly can! I think, by my latest count, 12, including you.
We still need 14 more!

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 447

Re: (unknown) Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 05, 2004 - 14:49:52 Topic ID# 409
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Viv [mailto:spacellamaprincess@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 9:15 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: (unknown)
>
> I had to ask permission from a HASA author yesterday, and I
> just went to HASA and used the contact form there to send my
> note. She replied promptly, and we're a go. I think as long
> as I can get to the author, even through a form, it's cool.
> (Note that even when the nominator tries to put in the author
> e-mail, sometimes yahoo cuts it off, so author-checkers might
> have to get a little creative.)

And the list seems to be pretty helpful too, as someone found Teasel's
e-mail addy already.

>
> Also, Ainae, would you like me to forward the
> author-permission notes, for recordkeeping?

Yes, please. Thank you.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Msg# 448

[Fwd: Re: Message sent from HASA Members Email] Posted by Marta May 05, 2004 - 14:57:18 Topic ID# 448
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Message sent from HASA Members Email
Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 19:58:52 +0100
From: Nic Mayer <nic@paranoidangel.freeserve.co.uk>
Reply-To: Nic Mayer <nic@paranoidangel.me.uk>
To: <MartaL0712@netscape.net>
References: <30068834.1083517869000.JavaMail.SYSTEM@server5>



> Anyway, I would like to nominate your story "The Sacrifice of
> Soldiers." Please let me know whether you would be willing for me to
> nominate you.

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you on this. My answer is, yes,
I'd be honoured if you nominated it.


Nic

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Msg# 449

[Fwd: Re: Message sent from HASA Members Email] Posted by Marta May 05, 2004 - 15:18:28 Topic ID# 448
Sorry, I meant to send this to Ainae offlist. Ainae, do you need me to
resend it to your mefaadmin address?

Marta
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Message sent from HASA Members Email
> Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 19:58:52 +0100
> From: Nic Mayer <nic@p...>
> Reply-To: Nic Mayer <nic@p...>
> To: <MartaL0712@n...>
> References: <30068834.1083517869000.JavaMail.SYSTEM@server5>
>
>
>
> > Anyway, I would like to nominate your story "The Sacrifice of
> > Soldiers." Please let me know whether you would be willing for me to
> > nominate you.
>
> Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you on this. My answer
is, yes,
> I'd be honoured if you nominated it.
>

Msg# 450

Marta's nominations: ParanoidAngel Posted by Marta May 05, 2004 - 15:19:07 Topic ID# 450
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta
*Story Title: Sacrifice of Soldiers, The
*Story Author: paranoidangel
*Author's E-mail: nic@paranoidangel.freeserve.co.uk [verified]
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1603

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: LotR
3rd: Elves

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): handling of mature themes

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): When Elrond
babysits a young Aragorn, he takes the opportunity to teach him of his
father and the meaning of death.

Marta

Msg# 451

Question Posted by ceana33003 May 05, 2004 - 15:24:59 Topic ID# 451
I've read so many emails in the last few days and everything is
pretty much in black and white. I have one question...Is it true
that stories nominated don't have to be complete? I only ask because
I found a few of the stories on the nomination list that seem still
in progress.

I love this site by the way. Major love this site.

If someone can email info about being a vote counter, I think I would
like to sign up for that if you still need people.

Ceana

Msg# 452

Re: Question Posted by Nerwen Calaelen May 05, 2004 - 15:32:07 Topic ID# 451
Incomplete stories (WIPs) are eligable once as WIPs
and then again when they are complete.

Nerwen

--- ceana33003 <ceana33003@yahoo.com> wrote:
---------------------------------
I've read so many emails in the last few days and
everything is
pretty much in black and white. I have one
question...Is it true
that stories nominated don't have to be complete? I
only ask because
I found a few of the stories on the nomination list
that seem still
in progress.

I love this site by the way. Major love this site.

If someone can email info about being a vote counter,
I think I would
like to sign up for that if you still need people.

Ceana


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Msg# 453

Re: [Fwd: Re: Message sent from HASA Members Email] Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 05, 2004 - 15:42:01 Topic ID# 448
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marta [mailto:MartaL0712@netscape.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 3:18 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] [Fwd: Re: Message sent from HASA Members Email]
>
> Sorry, I meant to send this to Ainae offlist. Ainae, do you
> need me to resend it to your mefaadmin address?

No, I saved it from here. Thanks.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Msg# 454

Re: Whoa! (was: Ratings, NC-17s, and Voices of Decency) Posted by Ariel May 05, 2004 - 15:52:39 Topic ID# 439
There are also archives which feature adult rated material. I regularly
post on Open Scrolls, which showcases het material and welcomes NC-17.



Ariel

www.bagendwest.net



-----Original Message-----
From: Viv [mailto:spacellamaprincess@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 1:31 PM
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Whoa! (was: Ratings, NC-17s, and Voices of
Decency)



The Mithrils are currently (until this weekend)
accepting nominations of NC-17 (as well as
lower-rated) fic. Please feel free to nominate, if you
have not already done so.

Very recently, the My Precious Awards and the Golden
Mushroom Awards also allowed adult material as part of
the contests. If readers are interested in finding
well-known and well-loved bits of adult-rated
material, please wander over to those sites and take a
look around.

There is room in this fandom for everybody, just
sometimes we have to shift around a little.

viv

--- Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Perhaps there is a lack of awards programs for NC17
> fic.

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Msg# 455

Re: Ratings a really really basic guide. Posted by sos8n May 05, 2004 - 16:00:55 Topic ID# 342
thanks for that Ainaechoiriel, the ratings has always confused me
kept getting R and Nc-17 mixed up *rolls eyes* too used to english
cinema ratings..

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
>
> I'm just pulling this off the top of my head, so it's very basic:
>
> G: family oriented. Anyone can read it. Nothing objectionable
> PG: mild. May not be suitable for young children, but nothing
terribly
> objectionable. Your average story.
> PG-13: Getting up there. Might have more violence or harsher
scenes. Not
> suitable for young children
> R: Adult but not XXX or NC-17. This is where your average
adventure movie
> tends to go. There might be a sex scene but it's not graphic. Or
there
> might be a lot of violence or harsh language.
>
> NC-17: full-on erotica. We don't go here. Not allowedfor
nominations.
>
> I hope that helps.
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
>
> "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond
said, "for
> it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
>
> http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
> Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com
>
>
>
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Msg# 456

Yet MoreNnominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 05, 2004 - 16:56:55 Topic ID# 456
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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: River Flowing

*Story Author: Dwimordene

*Author's E-mail Address: dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.dwimordenespage.org/index.php?go=7&id=2&chapter=1

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: The Lord of the Rings
3rd: Men
Subcategory (suggest something): short story

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
a very minor character gets a moment in the sun: one fine day in Ithilien,
while Sam and Frodo wait with Mablung and Damrod, a Haradrim troop comes
marching, marching....

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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Lie Down in the Darkness, Rise up from the Ash

*Story Author: Dwimordene

*Author's E-mail Address: dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=8

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: The Lord of the Rings
3rd: Adventure
Subcategory (suggest something): WIP, What-if, AU

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): battle

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
This is a VERY dark AU for LOTR. The premise: without Gollum, how does the
Quest turn out? Angsty drama ensues as the storyline of the Lord of the
Rings unfolds differently as we attempt to take "the road less traveled by."




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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: The Hunting Trip

*Story Author: Ithilien

*Author's E-mail Address: shfbox@apk.net

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=794871

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Horror
3rd: Adventure
Subcategory (suggest something): 4th Age/Post-WoTR

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Needing a break from their busy lives, our heroes travel to the wilds of
Ithilien for a little relaxation, and perhaps some hunting. But there is
evil in those woods, and unbeknownst to them, a grim adventure is about to
occur.


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: A Word of Caution Regarding Hobbits

*Story Author: Baylor

*Author's E-mail Address: baylorsr@yahoo.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1207500

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Humor
2nd: Elves
3rd: Hobbits
Subcategory (suggest something): Short Story, Post-WotR

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
"Hobbits. No one ever warned me about hobbits."


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Too Late for Misgivings

*Story Author: Shadow975

*Author's E-mail Address: shadowbright@mindspring.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1197684

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Men
2nd: Drama
3rd: The Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Short Story, Challenge, Gondor

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
the parting of Boromir and Faramir, in which the brothers again address the
question of which of them should go to Imladris.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



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Msg# 457

Story Nomination Posted by jilba25au May 05, 2004 - 19:13:16 Topic ID# 420
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Jillian

*Story Title:Cursed Love

*Story Author:jilian baade (me)

*Author's E-mail Address:

*Story URL: http://http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1311575

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Elves
2nd:Drama
3rd:Silmarillion
Subcategory (suggest something):Gondolin

*Rating:G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):No offensive material

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):From the
bushes, a hidden watcher sees Tuor propose to Idril







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Msg# 458

Story Nomination Posted by jilba25au May 05, 2004 - 19:19:42 Topic ID# 420
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Jillian

*Story Title:Coming of Age

*Story Author:Jilian Baade (me)

*Author's E-mail Address:

*Story URL: http://http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1229413

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Elves
2nd:Drama
3rd:Silmarillion
Subcategory (suggest something):Valinor, the Age of the Trees

*Rating:G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):No offensive material

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):Maedhros
comes of age, and the familiy celebrates!







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Msg# 459

New Members! Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 05, 2004 - 22:25:13 Topic ID# 459
I forgot to say hello to the new members yesterday so let me welcome all the
new members for yesterday and today:

sindohte
Sophia
narehindil
Alex
anironawards
Azalais
casualis2000
elvasdottir
Vi Janaway
jonosrfan

Welcome to all of you! Good to see you here. Glad some of you volunteered
to help with vote counting!

Make yourselves at home and start nominating!

By the way, just a warning to everyone, I won't be around as much this
weekend as I'm going on a road trip with my mom to see her mom for Mother's
Day. I'll try and check in now and then. But know that this might mean a
lag in the Men, Hobbits and Elves categories. And with the web page, of
course. Go ahead and nominate; I'll catch up eventually.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



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Msg# 460

(no subject) Posted by Viv May 05, 2004 - 22:27:34 Topic ID# 460
Because the orc category looks thin...

*Nominator's name: viv

*Story Title: Snorg: Letters from Mordor

*Story Author: viv

*Author's E-mail Address: spacellamaprincess@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=9

*Category Choices
*1st: orcs
2nd: humor

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): too many exclamation
points and parenthetical asides; gratuitous use of netspeak (OMG!1)

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): NA

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Ambitious
young orc torturer learns Dark Lord's deepest secret.

Msg# 461

Re: New Members! Posted by Viv May 05, 2004 - 22:28:37 Topic ID# 459
And drama, adventure, and humor. I'll be visiting the Mom, too.
(Happy Mom's Day to all mamas out there.)


viv

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
> But know that this might mean a
> lag in the Men, Hobbits and Elves categories. And with the web
page, of
> course. Go ahead and nominate; I'll catch up eventually.

Msg# 462

Nomination (oops! forgot to add a subj. line) Posted by Viv May 05, 2004 - 22:30:48 Topic ID# 460
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Viv" <spacellamaprincess@y...>
wrote:
> Because the orc category looks thin...
>
> *Nominator's name: viv
>
> *Story Title: Snorg: Letters from Mordor
>
> *Story Author: viv
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: spacellamaprincess@y...
>
> *Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=9
>
> *Category Choices
> *1st: orcs
> 2nd: humor
>
> *Rating: PG
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): too many exclamation
> points and parenthetical asides; gratuitous use of netspeak (OMG!1)
>
> *Romance Parners (for Romances Only): NA
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Ambitious
> young orc torturer learns Dark Lord's deepest secret.

Msg# 463

Categories and viablity Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 0:19:33 Topic ID# 463
We've still got plenty of time for nominations (Nomination Season doesn't
end until the middle of June), but Viv thought some people might be
interested in the numbers.

Remember that viability for a category is at least 5 stories by at least 2
authors. Now, we've only counted the stories, not necessarily the authors.
These categories have at least fives stories easily enough:

Drama, Elves, Hobbits, Humor, Men, Mystery, Rohan, Romance.


But there are still some categories waiting for viability:

Orcs, The Hobbit, Horror, Adventure, Numenor, and I'm not sure about the
Silm and LOTR.

I know I can think of a great number of Adventure fics to nominate..all by
the same two authors..

Don't think I've read very many Orc stories, but I know at least a couple
people that write them.

I can even think of a good The Hobbit era story. Yep, I've already got that
on a list to nominate..

And gosh there has got to be some great Silm fics. Oh, I know a Numenor one!
I'm not sure we've had any Numenor stories yet...

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com


Put your thinking caps on everyone! Here are some ideas where I'm getting
my nominations: My Favorites list on ff.net but also my Review History! Got
tons of stories there, not all of them worthy of nomination but surely quite
a few. Also my recommendations list at HASA, which is where I started.

Let's make sure every main category is viable. We've got anough Elves and
Drama stories to subcategorize (and those subcategories must be viable as
well) and perhaps some others. (And we could always use more! There's no
limit!) But I'd definitely like to see each of our awards given out, which
means at least every main category viable.


--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



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Msg# 464

Re: Categories and viablity Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 0:32:50 Topic ID# 463
Sorry about the double-sig in this one. I sent from the wrong address first
and had to resend and apparently didn't scroll down far enough. So, just in
case you didn't either, here is the rest of the message:

> Put your thinking caps on everyone! Here are some ideas
> where I'm getting my nominations: My Favorites list on ff.net
> but also my Review History! Got tons of stories there, not
> all of them worthy of nomination but surely quite a few.
> Also my recommendations list at HASA, which is where I started.
>
> Let's make sure every main category is viable. We've got
> anough Elves and Drama stories to subcategorize (and those
> subcategories must be viable as
> well) and perhaps some others. (And we could always use more!
> There's no
> limit!) But I'd definitely like to see each of our awards
> given out, which means at least every main category viable.
>
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
>
> "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves,"
> Elrond said, "for it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at
> that." --H.F.
>
> http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
> Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com
>
>
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Msg# 465

Re: Categories and viablity Posted by Dawn Martinez-Byrne May 06, 2004 - 0:33:34 Topic ID# 463
But there are still some categories waiting for viability:

Orcs, The Hobbit, Horror, Adventure, Numenor, and I'm not sure about the
Silm and LOTR.


Hi, and a Stupid Question:

If one category is "oversubscribed", why not move other stories into the "undersubscribed"
ones???

khazar

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Msg# 466

Re: Categories and viablity Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 0:41:01 Topic ID# 463
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dawn Martinez-Byrne [mailto:dlmbyrne@gte.net]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 12:34 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Categories and viablity
>
>
> But there are still some categories waiting for viability:
>
> Orcs, The Hobbit, Horror, Adventure, Numenor, and I'm not
> sure about the Silm and LOTR.
>
>
> Hi, and a Stupid Question:
>
> If one category is "oversubscribed", why not move other
> stories into the "undersubscribed"
> ones???
>
> khazar

That is a possibility at the end of Nomination Season. Some stories in very
viable categories might possibly be moved to unviable ones where they still
qualify (like 2nd or 3rd choice) and the author approves. We won't turn an
Elf story into an Orc category unless it really has a lot to say about Orcs,
for instance.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 467

Marta's nominations: Marta Posted by Marta May 06, 2004 - 3:31:37 Topic ID# 467
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Marta

*Story Title: Sucking Eggses

*Story Author: Marta [me]

*Author's E-mail Address: MartaL012@netscape.net [verified]

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1379

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: The Hobbit
2nd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no objectionable content

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): n/a

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Whilst trying
to figure out one of Bilbo's riddles, Gollum remembers a Yule
celebration long ago and his attempts to teach his grandmother a new
year's custom he learned from a human friend of his.

Cheers,
Marta

Msg# 468

Nomination Posted by jilba25au May 06, 2004 - 6:11:58 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Jillian (I already have Soledad's permission)

*Story Title:Innocence

*Story Author:Soledad

*Author's E-mail Address: annaliess@hotmail.com.

*Story URL: http://http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=723815

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Elves
2nd:Romance
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):Slash

*Rating:PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):Some violence

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):Lindir/Erestor

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):WIP. The
story of Lindir and Erestor's life together.







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Msg# 469

Nomination Posted by jilba25au May 06, 2004 - 6:19:18 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Jillian

*Story Title:Exercise of Vital Powers

*Story Author:Soledad, and I have permission

*Author's E-mail Address: annaliess@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1694081

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Men
2nd:Adventure
3rd:Third Age
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating:PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):Why did
Throngil leave Gondor so after his battle victories?







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Msg# 470

Story Nomination Posted by jilba25au May 06, 2004 - 6:41:03 Topic ID# 420
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Jillian

*Story Title:Elvenhome

*Story Author:Soledad, I have permission

*Author's E-mail Address: annaliess@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1284386

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Elves
2nd:Adventure
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating:G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):What does
Celebrian find in Valinor after she sails?







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Msg# 471

Dark Leaf, NC-17 and stuff Posted by Sharon Henderson May 06, 2004 - 7:17:47 Topic ID# 471
--- Ainae wrote:

> But I did draw a line at NC-17. And that even means
> that I will not be nominating one of my favorite
> WIPs: Dark Leaf, by JastaElf (when, oh when, will we
> get an update, Jasta dear?)

:-) Ah, the question of the year....

Soon. I have a chapter (actually two...) that has
been to the beta, and have been trying desperately to
work past Real Life and depression and various other
things to finish making the excellent changes she
proposed, which will make the chapter VERY good rather
than OK... :-) But it's been a rough winter/spring
so far. I have Friday off, so we'll see... fingers
crossed, DL fans... :-)

> I don't think every Orc fic out there would
> by nature be NC-17. Not even every sex scene is
> NC-17. Or torture scene, etc. I may not read
> romance, but I have admitted to myself that I like a
> good torture story. Dark Leaf is one of those. A
> very good one. But it is extremely graphic
> and thus, I'd call it NC-17.

We-eeelll... here we have the heart of the problem.
:-) When I first started that story, I myself rated
it NC-17--and got all SORTS of comments from people
that I was rating it far higher than it needed to be.
The violence and non-con sexual content was
appropriate to the storyline, but most folks felt I
handled it pretty well in terms of not beating people
about the head and shoulders with it. Most of the
comments were along the lines of "There are PG-13
stories out there with more violence and graphic sex
than DL, and no one complains about those!"

When Xing banned NC-17 stories, I changed DL's rating
to the lowest I would feel comfortable going: R. That
is the rating it now holds in every archive at which
it can now be found, and I was VERY careful to put
strong warnings at the heads of all chapters with
Difficult Concepts in them. As the story now stands,
there is only one more chapter in which there will be
true "difficult sexual concepts" that I would rate a
strong R+, and that is the chapter after the soon to
be new one, where the Human Aldor is made to face what
he did to Legolas as a child -- and then is punished
for same. After that, the rest of the tale is about
love and recovery and compassion, which as far as I
know is not usually rated R. :-)

So it's something of a crap shoot. Not sure how you
would want to handle this here; if it ever WAS rated
NC-17 (which it was), and you don't wish to include it
for that reason, no problem.

Cheers,
Jasta




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Msg# 472

Re: Categories and viablity Posted by Nerwen Calaelen May 06, 2004 - 8:12:27 Topic ID# 463
--- Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
---------------------------------

> But there are still some categories waiting for
> viability:

> Orcs, The Hobbit, Horror, Adventure, Numenor,

> And gosh there has got to be some great Silm fics.
> Oh, I know a Numenor one!
> I'm not sure we've had any Numenor stories yet...

Orcs only needs 1 more story before its viabile, but
Numenor hasn't got any yet.
Someone much know some good Numenor stories.

Nerwen





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Msg# 473

Re: Categories and viablity Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 9:05:47 Topic ID# 463
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nerwen Calaelen [mailto:nerwen_calaelen@yahoo.co.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 8:11 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Categories and viablity
>
> --- Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> > But there are still some categories waiting for
> > viability:
>
> > Orcs, The Hobbit, Horror, Adventure, Numenor,
>
> > And gosh there has got to be some great Silm fics.
> > Oh, I know a Numenor one!
> > I'm not sure we've had any Numenor stories yet...
>
> Orcs only needs 1 more story before its viabile, but Numenor
> hasn't got any yet.
> Someone much know some good Numenor stories.

I know there were at least five stories written for my Tar-Miriel nuzgul at
HASA. If they are good (some definitely are. Other'\s I haven't read yet.)
and if they publicly posted, they are eligible and would make the category
viable.

I know for sure I'll be nominated at least one of them. Just have to get
around to it.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 474

Silm nomination Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 06, 2004 - 9:23:06 Topic ID# 474
Just because Silm is said to be lagging:


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Coriel

*Story Title: A Brush With Destiny

*Story Author: Coriel

*Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=690

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Elves
2nd: Drama
3rd: Silmarillion
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote): Two young Elves cross paths at Sirion who will later have much to do with each other.



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Msg# 475

Re: Silm nomination Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 9:31:41 Topic ID# 474
> -----Original Message-----
> From: coriel_elfwyn [mailto:coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 9:19 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Silm nomination
>
> Just because Silm is said to be lagging:

Well, we go by 1st choices (the others will help us in areas of non-viable
categories or subcategorizing). So this would be Elves, not Silm. Do you
want to change it or go with it as written?

> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Coriel
>
> *Story Title: A Brush With Destiny
>
> *Story Author: Coriel
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net
>
> *Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=690
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> *1st: Elves
> 2nd: Drama
> 3rd: Silmarillion
> Subcategory (suggest something):

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 476

Intro and a question Posted by arielphf May 06, 2004 - 9:48:07 Topic ID# 476
Hello –

My name is Ariel and I joined the list when a story I co-wrote was
nominated. It looks like you are on your way to having a very nice
little site, Ainaechoiriel. (I am still grateful to you for that rec
you made way back in… gads, I can't even remember what list that was
on… Anyway, you were right, I liked it even though it was a Legolas
story.) I just wanted to say hi, compliment you on your site and the
awards and wish you luck. I don't know how much time I will have to
vote or comment, but I'll try to do as much of my part as I can spare
time for. There are a few fics in here that I know, and some others
listed that I have always wanted to read. Might as well do so here.

I did have a question for you. I noticed that you have several
databases associated with this group. These list things like author
approval and fics nominated. I was surprised to find I had access to
these databases and was wondering if it was required for the
nominators to put records into this database directly or if the
administrators were the only ones who were supposed to enter
records? I looked to see what the indicated procedures were and
couldn't find anything (though I might have missed it). If only
admins are allowed in, you might want to restrict the rest of us (if
you can) or let folks know. I'm a bit nosy so I tried and put in a
record for a fic. I can delete it if that's a no-no.

Ariel

Msg# 477

Nomination Posted by Alia James May 06, 2004 - 10:05:06 Topic ID# 199
<!--StartFragment-->
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Alia

*Story Title: Once More Into the Urple Depths of OFUM

*Story Author: Camilla Sandman

*Author's E-mail Address: Cammy_Sandy@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=950294

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st:Humour
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating:PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):New movie, new students, new lustobjects, new mini-Balrogs and a whole new curriculum. Thatýs right, children. OFUM is back. But waitý Itýs no longer the only University in town. MUSM? What theý? (37?)




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Msg# 478

Re: Intro and a question Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 10:17:23 Topic ID# 476
> -----Original Message-----
> From: arielphf [mailto:lgreenaw@kcnet.org]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 9:47 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Intro and a question
>
> Hello -
>
> My name is Ariel and I joined the list when a story I
> co-wrote was nominated. It looks like you are on your way to
> having a very nice little site, Ainaechoiriel. (I am still
> grateful to you for that rec you made way back in. gads, I
> can't even remember what list that was on. Anyway, you were
> right, I liked it even though it was a Legolas
> story.) I just wanted to say hi, compliment you on your site
> and the awards and wish you luck. I don't know how much time
> I will have to vote or comment, but I'll try to do as much of
> my part as I can spare time for. There are a few fics in
> here that I know, and some others listed that I have always
> wanted to read. Might as well do so here.

Hi! Nice to have you! And by the way, we need permission on another story
of yours....or was that one you entered yourself? See below....

> I did have a question for you. I noticed that you have
> several databases associated with this group. These list
> things like author approval and fics nominated. I was
> surprised to find I had access to these databases and was
> wondering if it was required for the nominators to put
> records into this database directly or if the administrators
> were the only ones who were supposed to enter records? I
> looked to see what the indicated procedures were and couldn't
> find anything (though I might have missed it). If only admins
> are allowed in, you might want to restrict the rest of us (if
> you can) or let folks know. I'm a bit nosy so I tried and
> put in a record for a fic. I can delete it if that's a no-no.

Don't bother deleting it, just fill out a form and post it. Is it your
story? If so, we'll assume permission. Authors can add themselves to the
Author Approval table. If they put someone else in there (because some are
asking authors before they nominate), that's fine, too, just forward me an
e-mail from the author saying it's okay.

As for the Nominations table, leave that for the Categorizers. I can't
change the permissions on the table without making every categorizer a mod.
For the most part, they are just regular member volunteers. But it will
help us to keep straight with our spreadsheets, if only we add to the list.
So for the one you added, just post an official Nomination for it (see the
form in the Files Section, Forms and Ballots folder) and we'll take care of
it from there.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 479

Re: Nomination Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 10:17:30 Topic ID# 199
Good one! But it should be noted (correct me if I'm wrong) that this is a
WIP.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alia James [mailto:alandriel2003@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 10:05 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Nomination
>
> <!--StartFragment-->
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Alia
>
> *Story Title: Once More Into the Urple Depths of OFUM
>
> *Story Author: Camilla Sandman
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: Cammy_Sandy@hotmail.com
>
> *Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=950294
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> *1st:Humour
> 2nd:
> 3rd:
> Subcategory (suggest something):
>
> *Rating:PG-13
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
>
> *Romance Parners (for Romances Only)
>
> *Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):New
> movie, new students, new lustobjects, new mini-Balrogs and a
> whole new curriculum. That's right, children. OFUM is back.
> But wait. It's no longer the only University in town. MUSM?
> What the.? (37?)
>
>
>
>
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Msg# 480

some silm nominations Posted by Viv May 06, 2004 - 10:19:48 Topic ID# 480
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: viv

*Story Title: If Women Had Ruled Middle Earth

*Story Author: Mouse

*Author's E-mail Address: mousey_rat@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=39

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Silmarillion
2nd:Humor

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): From
Nerdanel to Arwen, they're all there: the Halls of Mandos Sewing
Circle. And they've got a few opinions on the actions of their male
counterparts.

-------

*Nominator's name: viv

*Story Title: Beneath the Light

*Story Author: Mouse

*Author's E-mail Address: mousey_rat@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=110

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Silmarillion
2nd: Drama

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Maeglin in
Gondolin.

-----

*Nominator's name: viv

*Story Title: Brucia la terra mia

*Story Author: Moralanqua

*Author's E-mail Address: scarlettangel_22@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=249

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Silmarillion
2nd: Drama

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Aegnor and
Angrod during the last days as Dagor Bragollach erupts into Ard Galen

-----

*Nominator's name: viv

*Story Title: Fell Fire

*Story Author: Finch

*Author's E-mail Address: R.Vink2@chello.nl

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=713372

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Silmarillion
2nd: Drama

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Aegnor and Andreth

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The sad love
story of Aegnor, brother of Finrod, and the mortal woman Andreth.

Msg# 481

Re: some silm nominations Posted by Viv May 06, 2004 - 10:32:18 Topic ID# 480
I think this is still a WIP.

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Viv" <spacellamaprincess@y...>
wrote:
>
> *Nominator's name: viv
>
> *Story Title: Beneath the Light
>
> *Story Author: Mouse
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: mousey_rat@h...
>
> *Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?
STID=110
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: Silmarillion
> 2nd: Drama
>
> *Rating: PG
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
>
> *Romance Partners (for Romances Only):
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Maeglin in
> Gondolin.
>
> -----

Msg# 482

another silm nomination Posted by sulriel May 06, 2004 - 11:02:23 Topic ID# 482
*Nominator's name: Sulriel

*Story Title: Taming the Wildflower

*Story Author: Sulriel

*Author's E-mail Address: Sulriel@htcomp.net

*Story URL: http://www.theoriginalseries.com/wildflower.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Silmarillion
2nd: Romance
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): non-explicit het romance

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Maedhros/OFC

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):This story
focuses on the relationship of Maedhros and a Lady of the House of
Elwe from when they meet until their deaths before the end of the
First Age.

Msg# 483

Re: Intro and a question Posted by arielphf May 06, 2004 - 12:20:04 Topic ID# 476
> Hi! Nice to have you! And by the way, we need permission on
another story
> of yours....or was that one you entered yourself? See below....
>

Probably the one I entered. I was just seeing if I could.

> So for the one you added, just post an official Nomination for it
(see the
> form in the Files Section, Forms and Ballots folder) and we'll take
care of
> it from there.

I had done that already, and it was because it hadn't been added that
I wondered if I was supposed to put it in the table too. Will keep
my meddlesome mitts off from now on. ;)

Ariel

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: arielphf [mailto:lgreenaw@k...]
> > Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 9:47 AM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] Intro and a question
> >
> > Hello -
> >
> > My name is Ariel and I joined the list when a story I
> > co-wrote was nominated. It looks like you are on your way to
> > having a very nice little site, Ainaechoiriel. (I am still
> > grateful to you for that rec you made way back in. gads, I
> > can't even remember what list that was on. Anyway, you were
> > right, I liked it even though it was a Legolas
> > story.) I just wanted to say hi, compliment you on your site
> > and the awards and wish you luck. I don't know how much time
> > I will have to vote or comment, but I'll try to do as much of
> > my part as I can spare time for. There are a few fics in
> > here that I know, and some others listed that I have always
> > wanted to read. Might as well do so here.
>
> Hi! Nice to have you! And by the way, we need permission on
another story
> of yours....or was that one you entered yourself? See below....
>
> > I did have a question for you. I noticed that you have
> > several databases associated with this group. These list
> > things like author approval and fics nominated. I was
> > surprised to find I had access to these databases and was
> > wondering if it was required for the nominators to put
> > records into this database directly or if the administrators
> > were the only ones who were supposed to enter records? I
> > looked to see what the indicated procedures were and couldn't
> > find anything (though I might have missed it). If only admins
> > are allowed in, you might want to restrict the rest of us (if
> > you can) or let folks know. I'm a bit nosy so I tried and
> > put in a record for a fic. I can delete it if that's a no-no.
>
> Don't bother deleting it, just fill out a form and post it. Is it
your
> story? If so, we'll assume permission. Authors can add themselves
to the
> Author Approval table. If they put someone else in there (because
some are
> asking authors before they nominate), that's fine, too, just
forward me an
> e-mail from the author saying it's okay.
>
> As for the Nominations table, leave that for the Categorizers. I
can't
> change the permissions on the table without making every
categorizer a mod.
> For the most part, they are just regular member volunteers. But it
will
> help us to keep straight with our spreadsheets, if only we add to
the list.
> So for the one you added, just post an official Nomination for it
(see the
> form in the Files Section, Forms and Ballots folder) and we'll take
care of
> it from there.
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
>
> "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond
said, "for
> it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
>
> http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
> Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 484

Numenor and other nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 12:29:05 Topic ID# 484
----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Suffering Unending

*Story Author: Zam Kenobi

*Author's E-mail Address: WishfulThinking498@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1694272

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Men
3rd: The Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): AU

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): talk of suicide

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Tired of the constant ridicule of his father, Faramir has committed suicide.
These are Boromir's thoughts.


----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: A Season of Change

*Story Author: runningscared

*Author's E-mail Address: figwit_newtons@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=1066

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Elves
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): 4th Age

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
A story of unending friendships, in which Legolas speculates upon lost
companions, his own existance, and The Sea... Set after Aragorn's passing
and stays true to JRRT's work (not AU).


----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: The Eleventh Hour

*Story Author: Zimraphel

*Author's E-mail Address: granamyr@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1324494

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Numenor
2nd: The Silm
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something): Tar-Miriel, challenge, short story

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Why did Tar-Miriel not board one of the nine ships and escape Numenor with
the other Faithful?

----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Leave Us Not In Darkness

*Story Author: Zimraphel

*Author's E-mail Address: granymyr@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1405254

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: The Lord of the Rings
2nd: Horror
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something): Short Story

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): vile deeds of Sarumon

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
When Gandalf, Aragorn and Legolas enter the Tower of Orthanc for the first
time, they discover Saruman's most vile deed.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Aglarrâma

*Story Author: Zimraphel

*Author's E-mail Address: granamyr@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1426628

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Numenor
2nd: The Silm
3rd: Men
Subcategory (suggest something): Vignette

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
A shipwright of Númenor watches the departure of Alcarondas on the eve of
the Downfall


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 485

Re: Intro and a question Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 12:31:31 Topic ID# 476
So do you approve the nomination of your The Gift of Iluvatar?

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: arielphf [mailto:lgreenaw@kcnet.org]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 12:19 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Intro and a question
>
> > Hi! Nice to have you! And by the way, we need permission on
> another story
> > of yours....or was that one you entered yourself? See below....
> >
>
> Probably the one I entered. I was just seeing if I could.
>
> > So for the one you added, just post an official Nomination for it
> (see the
> > form in the Files Section, Forms and Ballots folder) and we'll take
> care of
> > it from there.
>
> I had done that already, and it was because it hadn't been
> added that I wondered if I was supposed to put it in the
> table too. Will keep my meddlesome mitts off from now on. ;)
>
> Ariel
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: arielphf [mailto:lgreenaw@k...]
> > > Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 9:47 AM
> > > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > > Subject: [MEFAwards] Intro and a question
> > >
> > > Hello -
> > >
> > > My name is Ariel and I joined the list when a story I
> co-wrote was
> > > nominated. It looks like you are on your way to having a
> very nice
> > > little site, Ainaechoiriel. (I am still grateful to you for that
> > > rec you made way back in. gads, I can't even remember
> what list that
> > > was on. Anyway, you were right, I liked it even though it was a
> > > Legolas
> > > story.) I just wanted to say hi, compliment you on your site and
> > > the awards and wish you luck. I don't know how much time I will
> > > have to vote or comment, but I'll try to do as much of my
> part as I
> > > can spare time for. There are a few fics in here that I
> know, and
> > > some others listed that I have always wanted to read.
> Might as well
> > > do so here.
> >
> > Hi! Nice to have you! And by the way, we need permission on
> another story
> > of yours....or was that one you entered yourself? See below....
> >
> > > I did have a question for you. I noticed that you have several
> > > databases associated with this group. These list things
> like author
> > > approval and fics nominated. I was surprised to find I
> had access
> > > to these databases and was wondering if it was required for the
> > > nominators to put records into this database directly or if the
> > > administrators were the only ones who were supposed to enter
> > > records? I looked to see what the indicated procedures were and
> > > couldn't find anything (though I might have missed it). If only
> > > admins are allowed in, you might want to restrict the
> rest of us (if
> > > you can) or let folks know. I'm a bit nosy so I tried
> and put in a
> > > record for a fic. I can delete it if that's a no-no.
> >
> > Don't bother deleting it, just fill out a form and post it. Is it
> your
> > story? If so, we'll assume permission. Authors can add themselves
> to the
> > Author Approval table. If they put someone else in there (because
> some are
> > asking authors before they nominate), that's fine, too, just
> forward me an
> > e-mail from the author saying it's okay.
> >
> > As for the Nominations table, leave that for the Categorizers. I
> can't
> > change the permissions on the table without making every
> categorizer a mod.
> > For the most part, they are just regular member volunteers. But it
> will
> > help us to keep straight with our spreadsheets, if only we add to
> the list.
> > So for the one you added, just post an official Nomination for it
> (see the
> > form in the Files Section, Forms and Ballots folder) and we'll take
> care of
> > it from there.
> >
> > --Ainaechoiriel
> >
> > "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond
> said, "for
> > it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
> >
> > http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
> > Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com
>
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Msg# 486

Re: Intro and a question Posted by arielphf May 06, 2004 - 13:26:47 Topic ID# 476
Yeap.

Ariel

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
> So do you approve the nomination of your The Gift of Iluvatar?
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
>
> "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond
said, "for
> it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
>
> http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
> Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: arielphf [mailto:lgreenaw@k...]
> > Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 12:19 PM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Intro and a question
> >
> > > Hi! Nice to have you! And by the way, we need permission on
> > another story
> > > of yours....or was that one you entered yourself? See below....
> > >
> >
> > Probably the one I entered. I was just seeing if I could.
> >
> > > So for the one you added, just post an official Nomination for
it
> > (see the
> > > form in the Files Section, Forms and Ballots folder) and we'll
take
> > care of
> > > it from there.
> >
> > I had done that already, and it was because it hadn't been
> > added that I wondered if I was supposed to put it in the
> > table too. Will keep my meddlesome mitts off from now on. ;)
> >
> > Ariel
> >
> > --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: arielphf [mailto:lgreenaw@k...]
> > > > Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 9:47 AM
> > > > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > > > Subject: [MEFAwards] Intro and a question
> > > >
> > > > Hello -
> > > >
> > > > My name is Ariel and I joined the list when a story I
> > co-wrote was
> > > > nominated. It looks like you are on your way to having a
> > very nice
> > > > little site, Ainaechoiriel. (I am still grateful to you for
that
> > > > rec you made way back in. gads, I can't even remember
> > what list that
> > > > was on. Anyway, you were right, I liked it even though it
was a
> > > > Legolas
> > > > story.) I just wanted to say hi, compliment you on your site
and
> > > > the awards and wish you luck. I don't know how much time I
will
> > > > have to vote or comment, but I'll try to do as much of my
> > part as I
> > > > can spare time for. There are a few fics in here that I
> > know, and
> > > > some others listed that I have always wanted to read.
> > Might as well
> > > > do so here.
> > >
> > > Hi! Nice to have you! And by the way, we need permission on
> > another story
> > > of yours....or was that one you entered yourself? See below....
> > >
> > > > I did have a question for you. I noticed that you have
several
> > > > databases associated with this group. These list things
> > like author
> > > > approval and fics nominated. I was surprised to find I
> > had access
> > > > to these databases and was wondering if it was required for
the
> > > > nominators to put records into this database directly or if
the
> > > > administrators were the only ones who were supposed to enter
> > > > records? I looked to see what the indicated procedures were
and
> > > > couldn't find anything (though I might have missed it). If
only
> > > > admins are allowed in, you might want to restrict the
> > rest of us (if
> > > > you can) or let folks know. I'm a bit nosy so I tried
> > and put in a
> > > > record for a fic. I can delete it if that's a no-no.
> > >
> > > Don't bother deleting it, just fill out a form and post it. Is
it
> > your
> > > story? If so, we'll assume permission. Authors can add
themselves
> > to the
> > > Author Approval table. If they put someone else in there
(because
> > some are
> > > asking authors before they nominate), that's fine, too, just
> > forward me an
> > > e-mail from the author saying it's okay.
> > >
> > > As for the Nominations table, leave that for the Categorizers.
I
> > can't
> > > change the permissions on the table without making every
> > categorizer a mod.
> > > For the most part, they are just regular member volunteers.
But it
> > will
> > > help us to keep straight with our spreadsheets, if only we add
to
> > the list.
> > > So for the one you added, just post an official Nomination for
it
> > (see the
> > > form in the Files Section, Forms and Ballots folder) and we'll
take
> > care of
> > > it from there.
> > >
> > > --Ainaechoiriel
> > >
> > > "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves,"
Elrond
> > said, "for
> > > it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
> > >
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Memory
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Msg# 487

Zimraphel, you astound me! More nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 14:10:32 Topic ID# 487
----------------------------------------------------------------
Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Coavalta
*Story Author: Zimraphel
*Author's E-mail Address: granamyr@yahoo.com
*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1491150
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Horror
2nd: The Lord of the Rings
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something): Vignette, challenge
*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
A houseless Elf trapped in the Mere of Dead Faces returns the gaze of a
curious mortal.
----------------------------------------------------------------
Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Steadfast
*Story Author: Zimraphel
*Author's E-mail Address: granamyr@yahoo.com
*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1455502
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: The Silm
2nd: Drama
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something): Gondolin, Short story
*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Cast up on the shores of Nevrast, Voronwe ponders his fate.
----------------------------------------------------------------
Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Song of the Waters
*Story Author: Zimraphel
*Author's E-mail Address: granamyr@yahoo.com
*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1441393
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: The Silm
2nd: Elves
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):
*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
In the age of the Trees, the Teleri leave the shores of Cuivienen, and a
young Cirdan sees the Sea for the first time.
----------------------------------------------------------------
Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: A Silence Covered in Stone
*Story Author: Zimraphel
*Author's E-mail Address: granamyr@yahoo.com
*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1564870
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: The Silm
3rd: The Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): Dol Guldur, Mirkwood, gapfiller
*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
In the last days of the Ring War, Thranduil and Celeborn meet in the ruins
of Dol Guldur and reaffirm their friendship in the midst of the Shadow's
last, most terrifying secret.


----------------------------------------------------------------
Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: For Pity's Sake
*Story Author: Zimraphel
*Author's E-mail Address: granamyr@yahoo.com
*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1841411
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Lord of the Rings
2nd: Horror
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something): Mirkwood, short story
*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
The Mirkwood sentries assigned to guard Gollum take pity on him, with
horrific results.
--Ainaechoiriel
"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
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Msg# 488

Re: Zimraphel, you astound me! More nominations Posted by granamyr@yahoo.com May 06, 2004 - 14:28:47 Topic ID# 487
"Song of the Waters?!" But nobody ever reads that story!

Zimraphel

> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Story Nomination Form
> *Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
> *Story Title: Song of the Waters
> *Story Author: Zimraphel
> *Author's E-mail Address: granamyr@y...
> *Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1441393
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> *1st: The Silm
> 2nd: Elves
> 3rd:
> Subcategory (suggest something):
> *Rating: G
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
> *Romance Partners (for Romances Only):
> *Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
> In the age of the Trees, the Teleri leave the shores of Cuivienen,
and a
> young Cirdan sees the Sea for the first time.

Msg# 489

Categorization question Posted by Andreth/Anna May 06, 2004 - 14:32:52 Topic ID# 489
Ainae, I apologize if this has already been answered, but what do we
do with stories that have been nominated more than once, but in
different categories? For example Aglarond by Erin Rua was first
nominated by you in the LotR section, but later nominated by Marta in
Men, I think. Now Zimraphel's Across Dark Waters was nominated
earlier in the Elves section, but now is nominated by you for the
Silm section? So what's to be done with the categorization of these
stories?


Anna

Msg# 490

Hello and a nomination Posted by Nessime May 06, 2004 - 14:36:52 Topic ID# 490
Hello, Ainae and everyone who's taking part in this.

I've been lurking for a bit, trying to catch up with all the posts
and figuring out how this is supposed to work. Marta nominated one
of my stories too. The idea behind this is fascinating - and a
little intimidating to those of us who feel as though our stories
aren't "popular". I suppose that any time we place our work before
an audience we have to deal with the reality that not everyone will
like what we write.

So I'm going to be quite shameless (and full of false bravado) and
nominate another of my stories. I just hope I've followed all the
directions properly.

Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: ~Nessime
*Story Title: The Farmer's Wife
*Story Author: ~Nessime
*Author's E-mail Address: julia.cobb@verizon.net
*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?
STID=2284
also at: http://www.mikekellner.com/Library/Story_Read_Head.php?
STid=25 (just in case - HASA has been having a few problems with the
new server)
*Category Choices:
*1st: Hobbits
Subcategory:
2nd: Romance (sort of)
Subcategory: Husbands & Wives
3rd: LotR
Subcategory: ?
*Rating: PG
*Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): A mildly suggestive
flirtation
*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Farmer Maggot & Mrs. Maggot
*Summary: A pair of
vignettes, recalling one especially eventful day - and evening.

Ainae, I hope you and your Mom enjoy this weekend together. And
Happy Mother's Day to all the other Mom's on the list. :-)

~Nessime

Msg# 491

Re: Zimraphel, you astound me! More nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 14:37:34 Topic ID# 487
Your decision, author. But I read part of it, and based on your other
writings I think it's going to be excellent when I finally read the whole
thing. Once I got to your Profile page on ff.net, I had a hard time getting
anywhere else. If fact, I still have two other stories I'm looking at and
will probably nominate.

If you wouldn't write so darn well, you wouldn't have me nominating your
more obscure writings. So it's your own fault. :-P

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: granamyr@yahoo.com [mailto:granamyr@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 2:29 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Zimraphel, you astound me! More nominations
>
> "Song of the Waters?!" But nobody ever reads that story!
>
> Zimraphel
>
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------
> > Story Nomination Form
> > *Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
> > *Story Title: Song of the Waters
> > *Story Author: Zimraphel
> > *Author's E-mail Address: granamyr@y...
> > *Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1441393
> > *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> > *1st: The Silm
> > 2nd: Elves
> > 3rd:
> > Subcategory (suggest something):
> > *Rating: G
> >
> > Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
> > *Romance Partners (for Romances Only):
> > *Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
> > In the age of the Trees, the Teleri leave the shores of Cuivienen,
> and a
> > young Cirdan sees the Sea for the first time.
>
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Msg# 492

Re: Silm nomination Posted by coriel\_elfwyn May 06, 2004 - 15:19:47 Topic ID# 474
Go ahead and put it in with the Silmarillion stuff.

Coriel
----- Original Message -----
From: Ainaechoiriel
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 10:32 AM
Subject: RE: [MEFAwards] Silm nomination




> -----Original Message-----
> From: coriel_elfwyn [mailto:coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 9:19 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Silm nomination
>
> Just because Silm is said to be lagging:

Well, we go by 1st choices (the others will help us in areas of non-viable
categories or subcategorizing). So this would be Elves, not Silm. Do you
want to change it or go with it as written?

> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Coriel
>
> *Story Title: A Brush With Destiny
>
> *Story Author: Coriel
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net
>
> *Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=690
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> *1st: Elves
> 2nd: Drama
> 3rd: Silmarillion
> Subcategory (suggest something):

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Msg# 493

Re: Categorization question Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 15:53:31 Topic ID# 489
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andreth/Anna [mailto:tawmt@cimtel.net]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 2:32 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Categorization question
>
> Ainae, I apologize if this has already been answered, but
> what do we do with stories that have been nominated more than
> once, but in different categories? For example Aglarond by
> Erin Rua was first nominated by you in the LotR section, but
> later nominated by Marta in Men, I think. Now Zimraphel's
> Across Dark Waters was nominated earlier in the Elves
> section, but now is nominated by you for the Silm section? So
> what's to be done with the categorization of these stories?

Hmmm....Oh, before I forget, I've been meaning to etll you that Pervinca was
also supposed to be a categorizer but I forgother. If you'd like to hand
over a category to her, she's willing to take one.

As to your question...Hmmmm.....I hadn't thought of that. I mean, I thought
of duplicates and though well, just check for completion and ignore the
second one, but I hadn't though of different categories. Hmm.....

So far, I say go with the first, or if the author is easy to contact
(Zimraphel is a member, for instance), ask the author which category they
would like.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 494

Re: Silm nomination Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 16:27:41 Topic ID# 474
Okey dokey then. Thanks.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: coriel_elfwyn [mailto:coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 3:12 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Silm nomination
>
> Go ahead and put it in with the Silmarillion stuff.
>
> Coriel
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ainaechoiriel
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 10:32 AM
> Subject: RE: [MEFAwards] Silm nomination
>
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: coriel_elfwyn [mailto:coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net]
> > Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 9:19 AM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] Silm nomination
> >
> > Just because Silm is said to be lagging:
>
> Well, we go by 1st choices (the others will help us in
> areas of non-viable
> categories or subcategorizing). So this would be Elves,
> not Silm. Do you
> want to change it or go with it as written?
>
> > Story Nomination Form
> >
> > *Nominator's name: Coriel
> >
> > *Story Title: A Brush With Destiny
> >
> > *Story Author: Coriel
> >
> > *Author's E-mail Address: coriel_elfwyn@outdrs.net
> >
> > *Story URL:
> http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=690
> >
> > *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for
> choices)
> > *1st: Elves
> > 2nd: Drama
> > 3rd: Silmarillion
> > Subcategory (suggest something):
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
>
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Msg# 495

possible subcategory Posted by Viv May 06, 2004 - 16:36:13 Topic ID# 495
Ainae,

I know the categories have all been decided upon, but as far as I can
tell, the subcategories are still kind of vague. I'm guessing that
that is on purpose and that you'll decide subcats later on. I'd like
to suggest one, though, if I may: authors for whom English is not
their native language. I know it always impresses me when I read a
story, think its really good, and then find out that the author was
writing in her second or third language.

Sorry if I'm being presumptuous!

viv

Msg# 496

Re: possible subcategory Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 16:53:48 Topic ID# 495
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Viv [mailto:spacellamaprincess@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 4:35 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] possible subcategory
>
> Ainae,
>
> I know the categories have all been decided upon, but as far
> as I can tell, the subcategories are still kind of vague. I'm
> guessing that that is on purpose and that you'll decide
> subcats later on.

Yep.

> I'd like to suggest one, though, if I may:
> authors for whom English is not their native language. I know
> it always impresses me when I read a story, think its really
> good, and then find out that the author was writing in her
> second or third language.
>
> Sorry if I'm being presumptuous!

I would only do that if those authors wanted it. That could be seen as
"they are disadvantaged and shouldn't compete on their own merit". I
certainly wouldn't want to do that. If they are good enough to be nominated
here, they should stand on their own.

That said, any story actually written in a non-English language (that
includes Elvish) should be in a subcategory (if one is viable). Because you
are definitely going to have a subset of readers.

And remember, there are author awards. You can put that in someone's
comment, that you were even more impressed when you found out they were
writing in a foreign language.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 497

Re: possible subcategory Posted by Soledad May 06, 2004 - 17:54:22 Topic ID# 495
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:

> > I'd like to suggest one, though, if I may:
> > authors for whom English is not their native language. I know
> > it always impresses me when I read a story, think its really
> > good, and then find out that the author was writing in her
> > second or third language.
> >
> > Sorry if I'm being presumptuous!

> I would only do that if those authors wanted it. That could be
seen as "they are disadvantaged and shouldn't compete on their own
merit". I certainly wouldn't want to do that. If they are good
enough to be nominated here, they should stand on their own.

As someone for whom English is a third language, I very much agree.

> And remember, there are author awards. You can put that in
someone's comment, that you were even more impressed when you found
out they were writing in a foreign language.

Yep, that's a good idea.

Soledad

Msg# 498

promoting the contest Posted by Chathol-linn May 06, 2004 - 18:42:13 Topic ID# 498
Hello. Just letting you know that I have contacted the following
Tolkien sites and either posted a notice, or asked the site
administrators to post a notice, or both:

Planet-Tolkien (UK based)
posted notice on Writers Guild message board and contacted the Fan
Writings Council

Tolkineonline.com
posted a notice in the Scriptorium message board and contacted Lady
Coralie about a more visible posting

Greenbooks (Ringbearer.org)
Contacted the fan fiction administrator and requested a prominent
posting of the notice.

I will continue promoting the contest at other Tolkien sites and will
keep you informed. Notice looks like this:


Calling all JRRT fanfiction writers! The Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards
Contest 2004 is open for business.

There is a new Tolkien fan fiction site that just opened. The designer /
owner is Ainaechoiriel. Her website seeks to publish good quality
Tolkien fan fiction. She is sponsoring a contest in which anyone can
nominate almost any Tolkien-based work, fiction or poetry, in several
categories. The voting process involves counting the amount of feedback
/ reviews.


The Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards is based on the model used at
alt.startrek.creative. What's special about that model is that it is
comment-based! It's about feedback! It generates feedback! And thus a
friendly, participatory atmosphere.

They take nominations (beginning May 1, 2004) for any story posted to
any public website before April 30, 2004. That means that great Lord of
the Rings fic you read back in 1974 can be nominated, so long as you can
find it on a public website (no logins required) and the author has
e-mail.

To nominate a story, and to vote, you need a Yahoo ID. The rules and
information can be found at this URL:

<http://mefawards.agreatserver.com/index.html>
http://mefawards.agreatserver.com/index.html

Many thanks, Ainaechorieliel! Regards - Chathol-linn



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Msg# 499

Nomination Posted by jilba25au May 06, 2004 - 19:10:02 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Jillian

*Story Title:Of Leaves of Gold and Petals Red: A Faery Tale

*Story Author:Ithilwen; I have permission

*Author's E-mail Address:dlnevins@earthlink.net

*Story URL: http://http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1060193

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Elves
2nd:Romance
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating:PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):Some sexual references.

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):Feanor/OFC

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):A modern
retelling of an old Scottish tale.







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Msg# 500

Nomination Posted by jilba25au May 06, 2004 - 19:17:16 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Jillian

*Story Title:Hide and Seek

*Story Author:Ithilwen, I have permission

*Author's E-mail Address:dlnevins@eathlink.net

*Story URL: http://http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=923897

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Elves
2nd:Drama
3rd:Silmarillion
Subcategory (suggest something):Pre Revolt of the Noldor

*Rating:R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):Some violence, and sex
scenes, not graphic

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):Young Amrod
and Amras run away from home, why?







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Msg# 501

Nomination Posted by jilba25au May 06, 2004 - 19:26:26 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name:Jillian

*Story Title:The Unforgettable Fire

*Story Author:Ithilwen, I have permission

*Author's E-mail Address:dlnevins@eathlink.net

*Story URL: http:http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=871577

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Silmarillion
2nd:Drama
3rd:Romance
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating:R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):Sex scenes

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):Caranthir/Haleth

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):The ill-
fated love story of Caranthir, and the mortal woman Haleth







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Msg# 502

Re: Nomination Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 20:14:26 Topic ID# 199
Jilian, could you please forward that permission to me? We need to keep
these documented.

Thanks.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com


> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 7:16 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Nomination
>
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>
> Story Nomination Form
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> *Nominator's name:Jillian
>
> *Story Title:Hide and Seek
>
> *Story Author:Ithilwen, I have permission
>
> *Author's E-mail Address:dlnevins@eathlink.net
>
> *Story URL: http://http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=923897
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st:Elves
> 2nd:Drama
> 3rd:Silmarillion
> Subcategory (suggest something):Pre Revolt of the Noldor
>
> *Rating:R
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):Some violence,
> and sex scenes, not graphic
>
> *Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):Young
> Amrod and Amras run away from home, why?
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Msg# 503

Executive decision: What is NC17? Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2004 - 20:28:27 Topic ID# 503
What is an NC-17, as this group and awards program defines it? It's hard to
put into words. So I hereby call on the syntax
of Jeff Foxworthy to lay down some guidelines to help you decide if your
story (or the one you're nominating) might be an NC17.

<Ainae turns away, aclears her throat and tries out her country twang
quietly to herself before turning back to the group)

If you're naming parts of genatalia and spelling out what's done with 'em...
your story might be an NC-17.

If your character is being raped, and you're going into great detail about
it...
your story might be an NC-17.

If the plot of your story is sex...
your story might be an NC-17.

If you've promoted your story as PWP (Plot? What plot?)...
your story might be an NC-17.

If the whole point of your story is to get the reader all hot and
bothered....
your story might be an NC-17.

It was even harder to nail down violence, so we looked to the movies for
inspiration. Perhaps you've seen some of these:

Saving Private Ryan
The Passion of the Christ
Braveheart
Kill Bill
Pulp fiction
Gladiator

All of these movies were rated R. Which means, apparently, our tolerance
for violence is far higher than our tolerance for sex.

So, if the violence and gore in your story makes any of those movies look
like a Sunday School lesson about peace and love...
your story might be an NC-17.


--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Msg# 504

Re: Executive decision: What is NC17? Posted by beleg1cuthalion May 06, 2004 - 23:42:11 Topic ID# 503
Thank you indeed! That made it perfectly clear. *grins*No,
honestly...there are stories that I would like to nominate, and I
wasn't sure about the exact definition you have in mind, so this
was really helpful. Have a nice weekend!

Msg# 505

Nominations Posted by Andreth/Anna May 07, 2004 - 0:40:33 Topic ID# 191
Okay, here's my nominations. Sorry it's so long, but I wanted to get
them all in one pass.

***********************************************************


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Andreth

*Story Title: Slouching Toward Gondolin

*Story Author: fileg

*Author's E-mail Address: powzie@gryphonsmith.com

*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=260

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Silmarillion
2nd:Orc
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Riding to
the siege of Gondolin in the belly of an iron beast - a moment in the
mind of a first-age orc.


******************************************************


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Andreth

*Story Title: Red Dawn, Golden Flower

*Story Author: Viv

*Author's E-mail Address: spacellamaprincess@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=90

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Silmarillion
2nd:Drama
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Character death

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Glorfindel
leads the refugees from a burning Gondolin and faces a foe that he
cannot overcome.

*************************************************

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Andreth

*Story Title: Finrod's Oath

*Story Author: JMac

*Author's E-mail Address: skyfullofstars76@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=52

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Silmarillion
2nd:Drama
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): N/A

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A short fic
about the last hours of Finrod's life as he sits within the dungeon's
of Tol-in-Gaurhoth with Beren

*************************************************
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Andreth

*Story Title: By Light Beguiled

*Story Author: AfterEver

*Author's E-mail Address: afterever@aol.com

*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=526

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Silmarillion
2nd:Drama
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Adult content, battle
scenes

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Elwing/Earendil

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Of Earendil
and Elwing's relationship as affected by his purpose which drives him
to the Sea, her discontentment in his absence, and what part the
Silmaril might have played in the eventual downfall of the Havens at
Sirion. Gil-galad, Maedhros, and Maglor cameo

*************************************************

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Andreth

*Story Title: Resurrection

*Story Author: Jillian

*Author's E-mail Address: jilba25@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=210

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Lord of the Rings
2nd:Orcs
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): character death

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Legolas and
an Orc have an encounter
*************************************************

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Andreth

*Story Title: The Vain Songs

*Story Author: Nol

*Author's E-mail Address: mir_noldoris@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1486803

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Silmarillion
2nd:Elves
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something): Poetry

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Maedhros/Fingon

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):Fingon and
Maedhros in beauty, war, mad love and above all things, vanity

*************************************************
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Andreth

*Story Title: Pause

*Story Author: Sphinx

*Author's E-mail Address: just_sphinx@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1755052

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Silmarillion
2nd:Elves
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):On the eve of
his departure, Tuor reflects on what he must take with him, and what
he must leave behind.


*************************************************

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Andreth

*Story Title: Eloquent Remembrance

*Story Author: Sphinx

*Author's E-mail Address: just_sphinx@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1688391

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Silmarillion
2nd:Elves
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):On his return
to Valinor, Celeborn faces his illustrious father-in-law Finarfin,
High King of the Noldor in Aman. Much conversation ensues. Featuring
Celeborn, Finarfin, and a cameo by a much loved Peredhil lord and his
lady.

********************************************


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Andreth

*Story Title: Debbie Does the Fellowship

*Story Author: Gypsie Rose

*Author's E-mail Address: gypsierose3000@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=177

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st:Humor
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Sexual innuendo, lots.

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only): Debbie and pretty much everybody

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):An over-the-
top Parody Sue story, where Debbie bags *all* the cute guys.

********************************************

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Andreth

*Story Title: Goldberry's Song

*Story Author: Vulgarweed

*Author's E-mail Address: fluxed@earthlink.net

*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=809

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Lord of the Rings
2nd: Poetry
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): .

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):The smitten
River-daughter tries to get a rhyme in edgewise.

********************************************

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Andreth

*Story Title: Summer Nights

*Story Author: Marta

*Author's E-mail Address:

*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=555

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Lord of the Rings
2nd: Men
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): implied sex; discussion
of adult topics

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):The summer of
3000 was the hottest one Faramir ever remembered. When he found
himself lost in Dol Amroth and stopped at an inn to ask directions,
he was surprised to find the place was a haven from the heat. He
decided to stay for dinner and when the matron offered him a cool
room to lie down in while his meal was prepared, he gladly accepted,
without realising exactly what he was accepting.

********************************************

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Andreth

*Story Title: Promises

*Story Author: Viv

*Author's E-mail Address:

*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=546

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Lord of the Rings
2nd: Elves
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): .

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Legolas
never had a wife, but that doesn't mean he never had a love. A short
history of what was and what might have been, had the war not
interrupted.
********************************************

Msg# 507

Re: nominating M. N. and E. M. Theis Posted by shiekdesigner May 07, 2004 - 3:17:37 Topic ID# 338
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: shiekdesigner [mailto:shunit1@n...]
> > Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 3:55 PM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] nominating M. N. and E. M. Theis

** I'm nominating the following story under the Men category, by
request of the authors^_^ **

> > ____________________________________
> > Story Nomination Form
> >
> > *Nominator's name: N. S. Tulkas
> >
> > *Story Title: Of One to Me
> >
> > *Story Author: M. N & E. M. Theis
> >
> > *Author's E-mail Address: M. N.'s: mntheis@r... E. M.'s:
> > epie@r...
> >
> > *Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1380712
> >
> > *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> >
> > *1st: Men
Sub-category: Alternative Universe.

*Rating: mmm...R? Can anyone post what are the ratings their
definitions? I'm not from the US so I don't know.

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): violence, graphic
descriptions of wounds, much angst.

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): A fall in
Moria sets Legolas and Boromir on a different and very dangerous
road. AU.

Msg# 508

A dumb question Posted by avonaus May 07, 2004 - 3:22:20 Topic ID# 508
Prehaps this is explained somewhere but I'm a little lost in all the
definitions and stuff - can I nominate more than one story in a
category?

Avon

Msg# 509

Re: A dumb question Posted by Nerwen Calaelen May 07, 2004 - 3:46:47 Topic ID# 508
Yes. You can nominate as many stories as you like - in the same catogories or different ones.

Nerwen
----- Original Message -----
From: avonaus
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 9:21 AM
Subject: [MEFAwards] A dumb question


Prehaps this is explained somewhere but I'm a little lost in all the
definitions and stuff - can I nominate more than one story in a
category?

Avon


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Msg# 510

Story Nominations #7 Posted by Soledad May 07, 2004 - 6:12:30 Topic ID# 510
Nomination form #1:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Warrior

*Story Author: Mirasui

*Author's E-mail Address: Mirasui@aoul.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1764839

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Romance
2nd: Elves
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Angst

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): same-gender content

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Erestor/Lindir

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): An elfling
searches for what is lost and Erestor finds there is more to life
than work.

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Nomination form #2:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Chance Meetings

*Story Author: Lasse-Lanta

*Author's E-mail Address: lasselanta02@yahoo.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1176377

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Modern day, AU

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): ?/? no names given

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Two
strangers, a chance meeting – what will happen?

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Nomination form #3:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Stolen Moment

*Story Author: Lasse-Lanta

*Author's E-mail Address: lasselanta02@yahoo.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1206870

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Modern day, AU.

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): ?/? no names given

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Sequel
to "Chance Meetings"

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Nomination form #4:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Fate, Fatum Or Perhaps Fari

*Story Author: Lasse-Lanta

*Author's E-mail Address: lasselanta02@yahoo.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1232961

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Modern day, AU

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): ?/? no names given

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Sequel
to "Chance Meeting" & "Stolen Moment".

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Msg# 511

Story Nominations #8 Posted by Soledad May 07, 2004 - 6:22:31 Topic ID# 511
Note to the categorizers: all URLs have been checked. They are
working.


Nomination form #1:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Dance With Desire

*Story Author: Lasse-Lanta

*Author's E-mail Address: lasselanta02@yahoo.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1249699

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Modern day, AU

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): ?/? no names given

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Part 4 in
the "Chance Meetings" series.

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Nomination form #2:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Adamo Invenio Discovery of Love

*Story Author: Lasse-Lanta

*Author's E-mail Address: lasselanta02@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1255745

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Modern day, AU

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): ?/? names not given

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Sequel and
finale to the "Chance Meeting" series.

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Nomination form #3:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Iunctum

*Story Author: Lasse-Lanta

*Author's E-mail Address: lasselanta02@yahoo.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1683670

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: N/A
Subcategory (suggest something): Modern day, AU

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): ?/? names not given

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Epilogue to
the "Chance Meeting" series.

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Nomination form #4:

*Nominator's name: Soledad

*Story Title: Adventurers Together

*Story Author: Lasse-lanta

*Author's E-mail Address: lasselanta02@yahoo.com


*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=839285

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Adventure
2nd: LOTR
3rd: Romance
Subcategory (suggest something): N/A

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): N/A

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Glorfindel/OFC

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The
adventures of Glorfindel and his companion from the Last Alliance to
the Fourth Age.

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Msg# 512

Re: nominating M. N. and E. M. Theis Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 07, 2004 - 8:59:11 Topic ID# 338
> -----Original Message-----
> From: shiekdesigner [mailto:shunit1@netvision.net.il]
> Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 3:15 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: nominating M. N. and E. M. Theis


> I'm nominating the following story under the Men category, by
> request of the authors^_^

Got it! Thanks!

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 513

Romance, anyone? Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 07, 2004 - 9:01:51 Topic ID# 513
With Soledad's recent nominations, I just realized I hadn't seen many
Romance stories. How are we doing in that area?

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Msg# 514

Let's Brainstorm: Crossovers. Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 07, 2004 - 9:10:03 Topic ID# 514
As of yet, we have no nominations for Crossovers. I can think of three
WIPs:

1) A LOTR/Hogan's Heroes
2) A LOTR/X-Files (not updated in forever)
3) A LOTR/Mummy (also lost in fanfic purgatory)

I can nomination those, though I feel less thanenthusiastic for stories that
I have no idea the authro will ever finish them. Besides, they are all
WIPs. It would be good to have some completed crossovers. Anyone think of
any good ones? Or do we have to let this category go?

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com




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Msg# 515

Re: Nomination Posted by Alia James May 07, 2004 - 9:11:54 Topic ID# 199
Oops, you're right. Sorry.

Alia

Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
Good one! But it should be noted (correct me if I'm wrong) that this is a
WIP.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alia James [mailto:alandriel2003@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 10:05 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Nomination
>
> <!--StartFragment-->
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Alia
>
> *Story Title: Once More Into the Urple Depths of OFUM
>
> *Story Author: Camilla Sandman
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: Cammy_Sandy@hotmail.com
>
> *Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=950294
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> *1st:Humour
> 2nd:
> 3rd:
> Subcategory (suggest something):
>
> *Rating:PG-13
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
>
> *Romance Parners (for Romances Only)
>
> *Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):New
> movie, new students, new lustobjects, new mini-Balrogs and a
> whole new curriculum. That's right, children. OFUM is back.
> But wait. It's no longer the only University in town. MUSM?
> What the.? (37?)
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Msg# 516

Re: Romance, anyone? Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 07, 2004 - 9:16:58 Topic ID# 513
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ainaechoiriel [mailto:mefaadmin@earthlink.net]
> Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 9:03 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Romance, anyone?
>
>
> With Soledad's recent nominations, I just realized I hadn't
> seen many Romance stories. How are we doing in that area?

I just checked the database and Romance is a viable category. So we're not
desparate, but we could always use more.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 517

Nomination Posted by legorfilinde2 May 07, 2004 - 12:53:21 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Legorfilinde

*Story Title: Fireside Tales

*Story Author: Legorfilinde

*Author's E-mail Address: Legorfilinde@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1446414


*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Genres
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): adventure

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): some violence

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):

Legolas and Aragorn share little known tales of their lives with one
another in this series of fireside tales.

Msg# 518

Nomination Posted by legorfilinde2 May 07, 2004 - 12:57:46 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Legorfilinde

*Story Title: Bitten

*Story Author: Legorfilinde

*Author's E-mail Address: Legorfilinde@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1504859

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Genres
2nd:
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): adventure/horror

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): violence

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):

Aragorn must travel to distant Rhûn and what he finds there is much
more than he could ever imagine. When he fails to return, it is
left to Legolas to search for him and bring him home. But is he too
late?

Msg# 519

nominations (adventure and crossover) Posted by Viv May 07, 2004 - 12:59:52 Topic ID# 519
*Nominator's name: viv

*Story Title: The Patient

*Story Author: Scribe

*Author's E-mail Address: scribe31us@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=60

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Adventure
2nd: Drama

Subcategory (suggest something): 7th-age

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): NA

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): When Doctor
Aaron Stone is asked to conduct a psychiatric examination of a
patient with severe schizophrenic delusions, he finds himself
becoming the key to unlocking a mystery that alters everything he
knows of the world and his own past.


------

*Nominator's name: viv

*Story Title: Last of the Edhel

*Story Author: CinnamonGrrl

*Author's E-mail Address: tarakannon@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?
user=cgwriting&keyword=Last+of+the+Edhel&filter=all

if for some reason that link doesn't work (it did when I tried it),
the story is in the files of her yahoogroup:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CinnamonGrrl/

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Crossover (Harry Potter / LoTR)

Subcategory (suggest something): WIP

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The elf had
never had any trouble guarding an important secret in the heart of an
ancient forest, but then, he'd never met Hermione Granger before.

Msg# 520

hello Posted by Moralanqua May 07, 2004 - 15:16:03 Topic ID# 520
Got nominated by some cheap floozy. Came to say hello and thanks!

So... Hello and thank you!


ps, Hi Banana! Im stalking you!

Mora xxx

Msg# 521

Nomination Posted by bwoodru1 May 07, 2004 - 20:31:07 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Kathira

*Story Title: In the Hands of the Enemy

*Story Author Meckinock

*Author's E-mail Address: meckinock@aol.com

*Story URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2757

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Men
2nd: Adventure
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Some violence

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
When Aragorn is waylaid by bandits while racing to answer an urgent
summons from Gandalf, he gains an unexpected ally whose loyalties
are suspect. With Gandalf and Halbarad in pursuit, can Aragorn
discern friend from foe and escape the hands of the Enemy before he
is forced to reveal the secret of the Shire?

Msg# 522

Nomination Posted by bwoodru1 May 07, 2004 - 20:48:47 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Kathira (bwoodru1)

*Story Title: Thorongil

*Story Author Eledhwen

*Author's E-mail Address: eledhwen_jrh@yahoo.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.dreamyaspirations.co.uk/thorongil.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Men
2nd: Adventure
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Between 2957 and 2980 of the Third Age, Aragorn undertook his great
errantries and journeys. In this time he also served Thengel of
Rohan and Ecthelion of Gondor under the name 'Thorongil' - Eagle of
the Star.

Msg# 523

Nomination Posted by bwoodru1 May 07, 2004 - 20:56:34 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Kathira (bwoodru1)

*Story Title: Estel and the Hobbit

*Story Author Eledhwen

*Author's E-mail Address: eledhwen_jrh@yahoo.co.uk

*Story URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=429

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: The Hobbit
2nd: Hobbits
3rd: Men
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
Set during Bilbo's sojourn in Rivendell during 'The Hobbit', book-
canon; light-hearted but telling also of deeper events ...

Msg# 524

Silm/LotR/Crossover caught up to this point/author approvals Posted by Andreth/Anna May 07, 2004 - 21:12:29 Topic ID# 524
I've finally gotten my categories finished and ready to go (with the
help of my long-suffering husband). We've gotten one crossover
nomination so far. I don't read those so I'm afraid I don't have any
to nominate. This category looks like it might not get too much
traffic.

Wasn't sure what to do with these, but here's a list of author
approvals still needed from my lists:

Gonzai - Waiting, Wondering, Wandering, Wishing

Shadow975 - Too Late for Misgivings

Thundera Tiger - Knife Work

Sulriel - Taming the Wildflower

Teasel - On Gorgoroth Plain

Treehugger - Sting

Unforgettable Fire - Ithilwen

Finch - Fell Fire

Sphinx - Pause - Eloquent Remembrance

fileg - Slouching Toward Gondolin

JMac - Finrod's Oath

AfterEver - By Light Beguiled

Gypsie Rose - Debbie Does the Fellowship

Vulgarweed - Goldberry's Song


Thank you!

Anna

Msg# 525

Re: hello Posted by Andreth/Anna May 07, 2004 - 21:13:22 Topic ID# 520
I swear, they just let anybody in here, don't they? :-D You only
stalk me because you love me, Mora dear. Glad to see you here.


Anna



--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Moralanqua"
<scarlettangel_22@y...> wrote:
> Got nominated by some cheap floozy. Came to say hello and thanks!
>
> So... Hello and thank you!
>
>
> ps, Hi Banana! Im stalking you!
>
> Mora xxx

Msg# 526

Re: Nomination Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 07, 2004 - 21:31:47 Topic ID# 199
Legorfinlinde, Genres is a topic under which you find the categories, such
as Romance, Horror, humor, Drama, etc. Please pick a valid category.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: legorfilinde2 [mailto:Legorfilinde@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 12:53 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Nomination
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Legorfilinde
>
> *Story Title: Fireside Tales
>
> *Story Author: Legorfilinde
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: Legorfilinde@hotmail.com
>
> *Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1446414
>
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: Genres
> 2nd:
> 3rd:
> Subcategory (suggest something): adventure
>
> *Rating: PG-13
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): some violence
>
> *Romance Partners (for Romances Only):
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
>
> Legolas and Aragorn share little known tales of their lives
> with one another in this series of fireside tales.
>
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Msg# 527

Re: Nomination Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 07, 2004 - 21:32:19 Topic ID# 199
Same deal here.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: legorfilinde2 [mailto:Legorfilinde@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 12:58 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Nomination
>
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Legorfilinde
>
> *Story Title: Bitten
>
> *Story Author: Legorfilinde
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: Legorfilinde@hotmail.com
>
> *Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1504859
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: Genres
> 2nd:
> 3rd:
> Subcategory (suggest something): adventure/horror
>
> *Rating: PG-13
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): violence
>
> *Romance Partners (for Romances Only):
>
> *Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
>
> Aragorn must travel to distant Rhûn and what he finds there
> is much more than he could ever imagine. When he fails to
> return, it is left to Legolas to search for him and bring him
> home. But is he too late?
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Yahoo! Groups Links
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>

Msg# 528

Re: Hello and a nomination Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 07, 2004 - 21:41:34 Topic ID# 490
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nessime [mailto:fifthchildg3@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 2:36 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Hello and a nomination
>
> Hello, Ainae and everyone who's taking part in this.
>
> I've been lurking for a bit, trying to catch up with all the
> posts and figuring out how this is supposed to work. Marta
> nominated one of my stories too. The idea behind this is
> fascinating - and a little intimidating to those of us who
> feel as though our stories aren't "popular". I suppose that
> any time we place our work before an audience we have to deal
> with the reality that not everyone will like what we write.
>
> So I'm going to be quite shameless (and full of false
> bravado) and nominate another of my stories. I just hope I've
> followed all the directions properly.
>
> Story Nomination Form
> *Nominator's name: ~Nessime
> *Story Title: The Farmer's Wife
> *Story Author: ~Nessime
> *Author's E-mail Address: julia.cobb@verizon.net *Story URL:
> http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?
> STID=2284
> also at: http://www.mikekellner.com/Library/Story_Read_Head.php?
> STid=25 (just in case - HASA has been having a few problems
> with the new server) *Category Choices:
> *1st: Hobbits
> Subcategory:
> 2nd: Romance (sort of)
> Subcategory: Husbands & Wives
> 3rd: LotR
> Subcategory: ?
> *Rating: PG
> *Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): A mildly
> suggestive flirtation *Romance Partners (for Romances Only):
> Farmer Maggot & Mrs. Maggot
> *Summary: A pair of
> vignettes, recalling one especially eventful day - and evening.
>
> Ainae, I hope you and your Mom enjoy this weekend together.
> And Happy Mother's Day to all the other Mom's on the list. :-)
>
> ~Nessime
>
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Msg# 529

Bad URL: Mortal Shores Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 07, 2004 - 23:07:41 Topic ID# 529
Can someone look up Mortal Shores by Vorondis, or the original nomination
thereof, and find the correct URL? This one is cut off:

http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?

Thanks

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



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Msg# 530

Re: Bad URL: Mortal Shores Posted by Soledad May 08, 2004 - 2:39:36 Topic ID# 529
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
> Can someone look up Mortal Shores by Vorondis, or the original
nomination thereof, and find the correct URL? This one is cut off:

> http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?

The URL worked just fine when I nominated the story. Must be some
internal problem of the archive. I tried to verify the URL to
Eledhwen's 'The Hobbit'-based story 20 seconds ago and ended up on
the Members login page .

Soledad

Msg# 531

YASQ (Yet Another Stupid Question) Posted by khazar\_khum May 08, 2004 - 3:24:21 Topic ID# 531
Hello, it's late, I've just supervised a
poodle breeding and my mind is being weird.

If I understand the voting correctly, then
the number of characters in comments is what
is required to reach a decision. Correct?

Now, please stay with me. I promise this is going
somewhere.

What do we do to ensure that a story is read by
an equal number of people?

Let's say Story A is about Legolas, and gets 76
reads/votes. Let's say the character count gives
it 150 pts.

Story B, OTOH, is in the same category, but is not
about Legolas. It gets 15 readers. With fewer readers
there are correspondingly fewer voters, so it ends
up with 70 pts.

Is that a reasonable description of the system thus far?

Now let's make this really tricky. Story A is inferior to
Story B (grammar, plot, etc). But since more people read
it & commented on it, it still wins--even though Story B
is the superior work.

If I am reading this correctly, then it is possible for a
lousy story to win.

Is there any way to guarantee, or require, that a certain
number of voters read all the stories in a specific category
to prevent this from becoming a simple popularity contest???

Just wondering

Khazar

Msg# 532

Nominations (romance and drama) Posted by Kate May 08, 2004 - 7:32:46 Topic ID# 532
Hey, I did nominate these few stories before, but I haven't seen them
come up on the database. Sorry if I've just missed them - it really
wouldn't surprise me if I have! Also wouldn't surpris me if I never
nominated them in the first place!

----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Pervinca

*Story Title: Just to be With You

*Story Author: Pervinca

*Author's E-mail Address: bra_chan90@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1178
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1641411

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Romance
2nd: Hobbits
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): pre-quest

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): suggestion of naughty
behaviour :P

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Merry/Estella

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Meriadoc
Brandybuck finds himself falling for the sister of one of his close
friends.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Pervinca

*Story Title: Stars May Collide

*Story Author: Rose Gamgee

*Author's E-mail Address: darthpadfoot1121@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=611

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Romance
2nd: Hobbits
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something): angst, post-quest

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): suggestion of behaviour,
and angsty situations

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Pippin/Diamond

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Peregrin
Took has finally found everything he ever wanted in a soft-spoken
girl named Diamond - but when it seems all else stands against them,
will their love survive the odds?

----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Pervinca

*Story Title: Peregrin and Diamond

*Story Author: Pearl Took

*Author's E-mail Address: radicalmomssr@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1204210

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Romance
2nd: Hobbits
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Post-quest, WIP

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): suggestion

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Pippin/Diamond

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The
courtship and wedding of Peregrin Took and Diamond of Long Cleeve.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Pervinca

*Story Title: While We Dwelt in Fear

*Story Author: Pearl Took

*Author's E-mail Address: radicalmomssr@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1364027
http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=586

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Drama
2nd: Hobbits
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): angst, minor characters, WIP

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): some violence

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The story of
the families of Merry, Pippin, Frodo and Sam as they face the
troubles of the Occupation of the Shire.

----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Pervinca

*Story Title: Adaptation

*Story Author: Pervinca

*Author's E-mail Address: bra_chan90@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterlistview.asp?SID=1175
http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1632501

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Drama
2nd: Lord of the Rings
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Legolas
tries to come to grips with the mortal gift of death after the last
battle and apparent loss of one of the Fellowship's most beloved
members.

Msg# 533

Re: Bad URL: Mortal Shores Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 08, 2004 - 9:10:28 Topic ID# 529
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Soledad [mailto:annaliess@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 2:39 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Bad URL: Mortal Shores
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
> wrote:
> > Can someone look up Mortal Shores by Vorondis, or the original
> nomination thereof, and find the correct URL? This one is cut off:
>
> > http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?
>
> The URL worked just fine when I nominated the story. Must be some
> internal problem of the archive. I tried to verify the URL to
> Eledhwen's 'The Hobbit'-based story 20 seconds ago and ended up on
> the Members login page .

No, I think it was just a broken link. The second part of it was on the next
line down. I saw another like that last night when I was adding it to the
database. I had to go and find the last bit and add it in. If we can find
the original nomination, it's probably there.

I'd try it now but I'm only viting my computers and they are a bit slower
when being controlled remotely.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 534

Re: YASQ (Yet Another Stupid Question) Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 08, 2004 - 9:42:15 Topic ID# 531
> -----Original Message-----
> From: khazar_khum [mailto:dlmbyrne@gte.net]
> Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 3:22 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] YASQ (Yet Another Stupid Question)
>
> Hello, it's late, I've just supervised a poodle breeding and
> my mind is being weird.
>
> If I understand the voting correctly, then the number of
> characters in comments is what is required to reach a
> decision. Correct?
>
> Now, please stay with me. I promise this is going somewhere.
>
> What do we do to ensure that a story is read by an equal
> number of people?

We don't. I'm basing this off the alt.startrek.creative awards and they
have worked well for 8 or 9 years now. Just give it a try.

> Let's say Story A is about Legolas, and gets 76 reads/votes.
> Let's say the character count gives it 150 pts.
>
> Story B, OTOH, is in the same category, but is not about
> Legolas. It gets 15 readers. With fewer readers there are
> correspondingly fewer voters, so it ends up with 70 pts.
>
> Is that a reasonable description of the system thus far?

It certainly could be. Though I think the second is more accurate. 76
reads/votes out of the 90-something membership is too high, I'd think. N
one is going to have the time or inclination to read every story, I'd bet.


> Now let's make this really tricky. Story A is inferior to
> Story B (grammar, plot, etc). But since more people read it &
> commented on it, it still wins--even though Story B is the
> superior work.

It can happen.

> If I am reading this correctly, then it is possible for a
> lousy story to win.

Done honestly, I'd say it's a fairly low chance that a lousy story can win.
For one thing, a lousy story won't get many comments, and certainy not long
ones. That said, the one thing that really could ruin it, is vote-stacking.
Read the FAQ and Q and A to find out what that is if you don't already know.


> Is there any way to guarantee, or require, that a certain
> number of voters read all the stories in a specific category
> to prevent this from becoming a simple popularity contest???
>
> Just wondering

No. I know I've gone over some of this in another post, but you may not
have been around then, and certainly there are members now who weren't.
This will not be a popularity contest, but it will be a popular vote. Here
in America, you can't promise the same number of voters will be educated
about the candidates. You can't even get all the eligible voters to vote.
How can you guarantee there will be as many Republicans and Democrats? What
about the Independents? You can't. It's a popular vote. Those who vote
decide. Plain and simple.

There are many factors that can determin why a story would not receive many
votes:

1) Few readers. This is why we have Reading Season, something ASC doesn't
have. They have a built-in pool of stories and so everyone knows which
stories are eligible (all of them) as they read throughout the year. We
don't have the built-in pool, so we noominate. There is a much larger
potential pool for us. We need some time to read the stories we haven't
already read. Thus Reading Season.

2) Length. Hopefully Reading Season will help that as well. When I was
getting ready for the DS9 awrds at ASC, I read up on the eligible stories
that I hadn't read thoughout the year. I only read the shorter ones. But
then I only had about two weeks before DS9 voting would be over. We have
Reading Season and I hope that will encourage people that they do have some
time to read the longer ones.

3) Length. My Voting Tips document will help with this one. Shorter stories
tend to get overlooked or forgotten at ASC unless someone read them right
before the awards. So my tip is to write your comments out ahead of time,
right when you read the story. Keep them on your hard drive until Voting
Season comes. Then you only need copy & paste.

4) Not a voter's cup of tea. I've said it before. Slash stories will not
get a vote from me. Slash isn't my cup of tea. Someone else may not give
my Legolas stories a look because they just don't like Legolas stories.
S'okay. To each his own.

5) Not a good summary. If the summary didn't catch the voter's attention
and interest, they might pass the story by without a read.

6) Quality. Keeping in mind that negative feedback is counter-productive
here, if the quality is low, the comments will be too.

7) Voter pool. Here, the more the merrier. The more readers we have, the
higher the chances of having fairly even coverage of stories.

8) Real Life. RL can smack people in the head at the most inconvenient
times. Like this year at the ASC Awards. I don't think I'd ever seen so
many apology posts by people saying they just didn't have the time to
comment/vote. If they had, I might have had an award this yaer. Sigh.

I realize that some of you are going to just have to trust me on this.
You've not seen these kinds of awrds before. You fear what can go wrong. I
brought this kinds of awards up in the discussions that lead to the
Mithril's. I think it scared some people. They went a different way.
Okay. To each his own. But I still believe in this method. I've seen it
work. I've felt the positive effects of it. Even when I didn't win. SO I
started them here. And this is precisely why I didn't start them with a
committee. A committee might have been scared.

Let's look at the positive side, and why there's really no reason to fear.
Let's just start with a hypothetical example:

Superior writes a wonderful story call The Incredible Story and it was
nominated. Some of those in the group see that nomination and think,
hmmm...that sounds interesting. They go and read The Incredible Story.

Reading Season comes. Voters look through the list, through the categories
that interest them, and let's say The Incredible Story is in LOTR, which
should be widely read, I'd think. They see The Incredible Story and read
it. They like it and are prepared to write a comment in Voting Season.

Voting Season comes. A really long 10-pointer vote comes out for The
Incredible Story. Other voters who hadn't read it see that vote and think,
"Hmmm...that must be a good story. I'd hate to miss it." So they go and
read. And get their vote in just before Voting Season is over. Or not. But
they love it and send the author feedback anyway.

The Awards are announced and The Incredible Story won The Two Towers Award.
2nd Place. Superior wonders why she didn't get first place. But she'd not
too upset, she has a lot of new readers and feedback that she might not have
had before.

And then, after Awards Season is over, someone is surfing for LOTR stories.
They see an Awards Banner on The Incredble Story and think..."Hmm, maybe
this is woth my time." Now Superior has a new reader and some more
feedback.

I can't guarantee "fairness" of the type your question seems to want. Even
if story A and Story B each had 10 readers, if they didn't have the SAME ten
readers, you still wouldn't get that kind of "fair". Because readers are
subjective, not objective. They write comments based on what they like.
They don't follow a checklist to figure out how many points a story
deserves. I can't guarantee that anymore than we can guarantee enough
educated voters go to the polls on Election Day.

And there is also a 10pt ceiling. If someone wants to try and stack a vote
by writing two pages worth of comments and gnerate 30 points for the story,
well, they still only get 10.

Just trust me, encourage more people to join (the more the merrier) and give
it a try. I think you'll like the results.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 535

Re: Bad URL: Mortal Shores Posted by Soledad May 08, 2004 - 11:11:59 Topic ID# 529
Here is the full URL:

http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?
STID=259&SPOrdinal=1

Yep, it breaks in th middle, and I can't help it.

Soledad

Msg# 536

Re: Bad URL: Mortal Shores Posted by Dawn Martinez-Byrne May 08, 2004 - 11:55:33 Topic ID# 529
Try using this:

http://tinyurl.com/

and enter the long URL in the box to get a nice, easy, short one. Works wonders!

khazar


Here is the full URL:

http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?
STID=259&SPOrdinal=1

Yep, it breaks in th middle, and I can't help it.



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Msg# 537

Re: Bad URL: Mortal Shores Posted by ainaechoiriel May 08, 2004 - 12:04:29 Topic ID# 529
Thanks! That fixes it! I fixed it in the database and will add it
to the web site next time I edit it. (May not be until I get home
Sunday evening. But who knows. I updated it last night!)

--Ainaechoiriel

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Soledad" <annaliess@h...> wrote:
> Here is the full URL:
>
> http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?
> STID=259&SPOrdinal=1
>
> Yep, it breaks in th middle, and I can't help it.
>
> Soledad

Msg# 538

Wrong Category? Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 08, 2004 - 12:19:36 Topic ID# 538
I found Zimraphel's story Leave Us Not in Darkness in the Silm category. It
should be LOTR, so I've changed it. Could someone check my original
nomination to see what category it said?

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



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Msg# 539

Re: Wrong Category? Posted by Tom and Anna Vandecar May 08, 2004 - 12:45:24 Topic ID# 538
That was my mistake. It should have been in LotR. That's what I get for trying to play catch up all in one day. I have it listed correctly on my spreadsheet, just entered the wrong category here in the database. I will double check the others this evening and make certain there are no others mis-categorized. Here's the original nomination:


*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel

*Story Title: Leave Us Not In Darkness

*Story Author: Zimraphel

*Author's E-mail Address: granymyr@y...

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1405254

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: The Lord of the Rings
2nd: Horror
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something): Short Story

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): vile deeds of Sarumon

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
When Gandalf, Aragorn and Legolas enter the Tower of Orthanc for the first
time, they discover Saruman's most vile deed.

----- Original Message -----
From: Ainaechoiriel
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 12:20 PM
Subject: [MEFAwards] Wrong Category?


I found Zimraphel's story Leave Us Not in Darkness in the Silm category. It
should be LOTR, so I've changed it. Could someone check my original
nomination to see what category it said?

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



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Msg# 540

100 Members! Posted by ainaechoiriel May 08, 2004 - 12:45:38 Topic ID# 540
We've had some comings and goings recently, but Moralanqua has
become our 100th member!!!

Very cool. And still "the more the merrier!"

I usually try to say hello to all the newcomers, but I'm out of town
with limited access to my PCs. Maybe when I return I'll catch up. ;-
)

Good to see you all here anyway!

And hey, we still need more vote-counters!

--Ainaechoiriel

Msg# 541

Re: YASQ (Yet Another Stupid Question) Posted by lindorien2000 May 08, 2004 - 12:58:08 Topic ID# 531
Here's the way I see it Ainae, and Khazar. In many ways EVERYBODY
wins. The author gets FEEDBACK. And that is worth more than any award
or money or whatever in the fanfic stakes. In fact, it is the only
payment anybody is going to get for the work - the knowledge and
satisfaction that SOMEBODY read it and liked it.

Liked it enough to comment on it. THAT's a big deal. I mean, I love
when people tell me they like my work. Much of my stuff has been
pulled offline in recent months and its THEN I hear from people.
'Where's whats and such? I LOVED that?'

I so have to laugh because I am thinking, 'If you loved it so much,
why didn't you tell me back when it was posted?'

So - the nature of these awards requires feedback, which, as an
author, is worth far more than the award or the title or the whatever.

Somebody wants to play games with vote-stacking, its their preogative,
but in their hearts, they will know they obtained the awards because
they beat their friends out of the bushes to go typing for them.

But to get commentary from people who are no more than acquaintances?
Or from people one has never heard from? Or from somebody who read one
because they stumbled upon one hear.

Worth far more, IMHO, than the award itself. The award are letters in
a summary, it is the feedback aspect of these awards that is so appealing.

There are a ton of things listed here from authors I've never heard of
and archives I've never visited.

(don't be insulted, anybody, I don't read much in the way of fanfic
and only hang out in two places. Also, I read short pieces, not long
pieces, so if I don't comment on your long piece, don't take it
personally, it is rare I read them.)

So - when reading season starts, I am going to have some fun
discovering some new people.

Any of you out there who are more than just acquaintances, if I fail
to make copious commentary, or ANY commentary -- it is because you
already know how much I love your work and I've told you already.

The feedback is what is important. Not the award.

Okay - back to my quiet little corner.

Ainae - what's the date of the last day for nominations?

Best to everybody,
Lindorien

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...> wrote:
>


>
> I realize that some of you are going to just have to trust me on this.
> You've not seen these kinds of awrds before. You fear what can go
wrong.

Msg# 542

Nomination Posted by bwoodru1 May 08, 2004 - 13:06:52 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Kathira (bwoodru1)

*Story Title: Chance Meeting at Rivendell

*Story Author Aunt Dora Baggins

*Author's E-mail Address: Is just the contact link at Henneth Annun
OK?

*Story URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3152

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: The Hobbit
2nd: Hobbits
3rd: Men
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating:

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): G

*Romance Parners (for Romances Only)

*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
When Bilbo visited Rivendell in "The Hobbit", Aragorn was a child of
nine or ten and was living in Rivendell. This story supposes that
they met and became friends. The story is a simple account of their
growing friendship, and includes foreshadowing of events to come.

Msg# 543

Nomination Posted by laur\_melyanna May 08, 2004 - 13:36:38 Topic ID# 199
*Nominator's name: Laur Melyanna

*Story Title: The Gift

*Story Author: Mirasaui

*Author's E-mail Address: mirasaui@aol.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1500073

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Romance
2nd: Angst
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Glorfindel/Lindir
*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):Lindir must
choose a gift for his secret love (Glorfindel).

Msg# 544

Re: Silm/LotR/Crossover caught up to this point/author approvals Posted by sulriel May 08, 2004 - 14:16:13 Topic ID# 524
this one has permission


>
> , but here's a list of author
> approvals still needed from my lists:
>
>
> Sulriel - Taming the Wildflower

Msg# 545

Re: Nomination Posted by Soledad May 08, 2004 - 14:28:30 Topic ID# 199
I can't verify the URL to this story. Klicking on the link, I always
end up on HASA's Members Login page.

Any suggestions?

Soledad


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "bwoodru1" <bwoodru1@y...> wrote:
> Story Nomination Form
>
> *Nominator's name: Kathira (bwoodru1)
>
> *Story Title: Chance Meeting at Rivendell
>
> *Story Author Aunt Dora Baggins
>
> *Author's E-mail Address: Is just the contact link at Henneth Annun
> OK?
>
> *Story URL:
> http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3152
>
> *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
>
> *1st: The Hobbit
> 2nd: Hobbits
> 3rd: Men
> Subcategory (suggest something):
>
> *Rating:
>
> Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): G
>
> *Romance Parners (for Romances Only)
>
> *Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
> When Bilbo visited Rivendell in "The Hobbit", Aragorn was a child
of
> nine or ten and was living in Rivendell. This story supposes that
> they met and became friends. The story is a simple account of their
> growing friendship, and includes foreshadowing of events to come.

Msg# 546

Re: YASQ (Yet Another Stupid Question) Posted by Dawn Martinez-Byrne May 08, 2004 - 14:37:15 Topic ID# 531
> What do we do to ensure that a story is read by an equal
> number of people?

We don't. I'm basing this off the alt.startrek.creative awards and they
have worked well for 8 or 9 years now. Just give it a try.

> Let's say Story A is about Legolas, and gets 76 reads/votes.
> Let's say the character count gives it 150 pts.
>
> Story B, OTOH, is in the same category, but is not about
> Legolas. It gets 15 readers. With fewer readers there are
> correspondingly fewer voters, so it ends up with 70 pts.
>
> Is that a reasonable description of the system thus far?

It certainly could be. Though I think the second is more accurate. 76
reads/votes out of the 90-something membership is too high, I'd think. N
one is going to have the time or inclination to read every story, I'd bet.

Well, that will depend on a variety of factors, none of which can
be easily predicted. There are always those who read everything that
comes their way.

But I would hope that people would read everything *within a category
that they intended to vote on*.

> Now let's make this really tricky. Story A is inferior to
> Story B (grammar, plot, etc). But since more people read it &
> commented on it, it still wins--even though Story B is the
> superior work.

It can happen.

> If I am reading this correctly, then it is possible for a
> lousy story to win.

Done honestly, I'd say it's a fairly low chance that a lousy story can win.
For one thing, a lousy story won't get many comments, and certainy not long
ones. That said, the one thing that really could ruin it, is vote-stacking.
Read the FAQ and Q and A to find out what that is if you don't already know.

Oh, I know what it is. People can be very "creative".

I also know what people will do to win. Knowing what goes on at dog & horse shows for a $2.00 ribbon
& maybe a $20 prize is enough to curdle your brain. People can get very uptight over a bunch of colored
pixels. :-/

> Is there any way to guarantee, or require, that a certain
> number of voters read all the stories in a specific category
> to prevent this from becoming a simple popularity contest???
>
> Just wondering

No. I know I've gone over some of this in another post, but you may not
have been around then, and certainly there are members now who weren't.
This will not be a popularity contest, but it will be a popular vote. Here
in America, you can't promise the same number of voters will be educated
about the candidates. You can't even get all the eligible voters to vote.
How can you guarantee there will be as many Republicans and Democrats? What
about the Independents? You can't. It's a popular vote. Those who vote
decide. Plain and simple.


Tell me about it. I work the polls. If you had to require people to show more live brain cells than is in
a head of lettuce, the electorate would be *way* smaller.

There are many factors that can determin why a story would not receive many
votes:

1) Few readers. This is why we have Reading Season, something ASC doesn't
have. They have a built-in pool of stories and so everyone knows which
stories are eligible (all of them) as they read throughout the year. We
don't have the built-in pool, so we noominate. There is a much larger
potential pool for us. We need some time to read the stories we haven't
already read. Thus Reading Season.

Good Idea.

2) Length. Hopefully Reading Season will help that as well. When I was
getting ready for the DS9 awrds at ASC, I read up on the eligible stories
that I hadn't read thoughout the year. I only read the shorter ones. But
then I only had about two weeks before DS9 voting would be over. We have
Reading Season and I hope that will encourage people that they do have some
time to read the longer ones.

It may be advisable in some popular categories to divide Long & Short pieces. That way the long ones
won't get passed over by people worried about the amount of time needed to read them.

I realize that some of you are going to just have to trust me on this.
You've not seen these kinds of awrds before. You fear what can go wrong. I
brought this kinds of awards up in the discussions that lead to the
Mithril's. I think it scared some people. They went a different way.
Okay. To each his own. But I still believe in this method. I've seen it
work. I've felt the positive effects of it. Even when I didn't win. SO I
started them here. And this is precisely why I didn't start them with a
committee. A committee might have been scared.

Actually, I think this idea has quite a bit of merit. My primary concern, as I said last night/early this morning,
is what happens to the story in the category that, by its very nature, is less attractive to a wide range of readers.
The instance I am thinking about is what happens when a story about, say, Legolas, a popular elf, is entered against
one about, say, Erestor, who has a considerably smaller fan base. Poor Erestor's story will have a hard time
getting a fair shake.

But I do think that this can work--it will be valuable for the feedback alone, I think.

khazar


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Msg# 547

Intro and some noms Posted by c1nnam0ngrr1 May 08, 2004 - 15:54:48 Topic ID# 547
Hi! I'm Cinnie. Been writing fic for almost a year now, primarily
crossovers but also non-cross stuff in the LotR, BtVS/AtS, HP, and
PotC fandoms. Of the four, LotR is by far my favourite, and comprises
the greatest part of my work.

I'm a medieval history buff, a canon and grammar nazi, slavishly
eager for concrit of my work, and have an unhealthy fixation on
various elves of our mutual acquaintance.

Someone said that there's not a lot of recs out there for crossovers.
Let's see if I can't do something about that.

_________________

*Nominator's name: CinnamonGrrl

*Story Title: Between the Shadow and the Soul: The Gift of Death
(complete)

*Story Author: CinnamonGrrl

*Author's E-mail Address: cinnamongrrl @ popullus . net

*Story URL: http://cinnamongrrl.popullus.net/half-full/

*Category Choices
*1st: Crossover
2nd: Drama
3rd: Lord of the Rings

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Bit of violence, bit of
romance, no sex in main story (softcore romance novelish smut in the
out-take chapters that are separate from the main story, but you
don't need to read them to follow the story-- skip right over).

*Summary: Epic. Yes, another Buffy-jumps-into-the-portal-and-ends-up-
in-Middle-Earth fic but give it a shot, eh? This one's different.
__________________

*Nominator's name: CinnamonGrrl

*Story Title: Between the Shadow and the Soul: Without (complete)

*Story Author: CinnamonGrrl

*Author's E-mail Address: cinnamongrrl @ popullus . net

*Story URL: http://cinnamongrrl.popullus.net/half-full/

*Category Choices
*1st: Crossover
2nd: Drama
3rd: Lord of the Rings

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): This one's got softcore
romance-novelish smut sprinkled throughout.

*Summary: Sequel to TGoD. Epic. Magical love, mystical portals
dropping modern chicks into Middle-Earth. Haldir gets what's coming
to him, but there's always a catch.
________________

*Nominator's name: CinnamonGrrl

*Story Title: The Fall of Night (complete)

*Story Author: CinnamonGrrl

*Author's E-mail Address: cinnamongrrl @ popullus . net

*Story URL: http://cinnamongrrl.popullus.net/

*Category Choices
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: Elves

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no sex, no obscenity, a
little violence.

*Summary: Elrond, Haldir, and an old friend make a wager... can the
twins and Rumil make a humourless young woman laugh?
________________

*Nominator's name: CinnamonGrrl

*Story Title: Not Fire, Not Ice (WIP)

*Story Author: CinnamonGrrl

*Author's E-mail Address: cinnamongrrl @ popullus . net

*Story URL: http://cinnamongrrl.popullus.net/

*Category Choices
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: Elves

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): no sex, no obscenity, a
little violence.

*Summary: Sequel to The Fall of Night. Naure is orc-napped whilst on
her way to Lothlorien to regain her memories. Haldir sets out to
rescue her, but will he get more than he bargains for?
________________

*Nominator's name: CinnamonGrrl

*Story Title: Unrequited: Gilraen (complete)

*Story Author: CinnamonGrrl

*Author's E-mail Address: cinnamongrrl @ popullus . net

*Story URL: http://cinnamongrrl.popullus.net/

*Category Choices
*1st: Drama

Subcategory: Angst

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): little bit of sexual
reference, nothing bad, and done quickly

*Summary: A young widow burns for what can never be hers.
_________________

*Nominator's name: CinnamonGrrl

*Story Title: The Yellow Bird (complete)

*Story Author: CinnamonGrrl

*Author's E-mail Address: cinnamongrrl @ popullus . net

*Story URL: http://cinnamongrrl.popullus.net/

*Category Choices
*1st: Romance
2nd: Humour
3rd: Elves

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): slightly more adult
themes than mere G rating.

*Summary: The only hint Orophin has of his secret admirer's identity
is a yellow bird, but with his meddling brothers involved, will he
*ever* learn who she is?

Msg# 548

Re: Nomination Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 08, 2004 - 16:11:51 Topic ID# 199
Try this one: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3152

The "members" part souldn't have been there.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Soledad [mailto:annaliess@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 2:28 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Nomination
>
> I can't verify the URL to this story. Klicking on the link, I
> always end up on HASA's Members Login page.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Soledad
>
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "bwoodru1" <bwoodru1@y...> wrote:
> > Story Nomination Form
> >
> > *Nominator's name: Kathira (bwoodru1)
> >
> > *Story Title: Chance Meeting at Rivendell
> >
> > *Story Author Aunt Dora Baggins
> >
> > *Author's E-mail Address: Is just the contact link at Henneth Annun
> > OK?
> >
> > *Story URL:
> > http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3152
> >
> > *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> >
> > *1st: The Hobbit
> > 2nd: Hobbits
> > 3rd: Men
> > Subcategory (suggest something):
> >
> > *Rating:
> >
> > Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): G
> >
> > *Romance Parners (for Romances Only)
> >
> > *Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
> > When Bilbo visited Rivendell in "The Hobbit", Aragorn was a child
> of
> > nine or ten and was living in Rivendell. This story
> supposes that they
> > met and became friends. The story is a simple account of
> their growing
> > friendship, and includes foreshadowing of events to come.
>
>
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Msg# 549

Re: YASQ (Yet Another Stupid Question) Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 08, 2004 - 16:12:56 Topic ID# 531
> -----Original Message-----
> From: lindorien2000 [mailto:lindorien@cox.net]
> Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 12:57 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: YASQ (Yet Another Stupid Question)
>
> Okay - back to my quiet little corner.
>
> Ainae - what's the date of the last day for nominations?

Thanks, Lindorien. The last day is June 15th. So we still have lots of
time.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 550

Re: YASQ (Yet Another Stupid Question) Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 08, 2004 - 16:26:59 Topic ID# 531
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dawn Martinez-Byrne [mailto:dlmbyrne@gte.net]
> Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 2:37 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] YASQ (Yet Another Stupid Question)

> Well, that will depend on a variety of factors, none of
> which can be easily predicted. There are always those who
> read everything that comes their way.

True. We might have someone who has a lot of time on their hands who can
read everything. But remember we've already got nearly 200 stories
nominated and there's still a month to go.

> But I would hope that people would read everything *within a
> category that they intended to vote on*.

That depends, too. I'm likely to read Elf stories, but not Elf slash or
romance. Or a story based around an Elf I don't care for. Like Feanor. I
think everyone who knows me knows I'm still mad about the Kinslaying. ;-)

I certainly did try to read all the DS9 General stories I could during
awards time as ASC. It's best to read as many as you can, but it's not
required that you read all.


> Oh, I know what it is. People can be very "creative".

Yes, they can.

>
> I also know what people will do to win. Knowing what goes on
> at dog & horse shows for a $2.00 ribbon & maybe a $20 prize
> is enough to curdle your brain. People can get very uptight
> over a bunch of colored pixels. :-/

Yeah, but if they get caught here, they face a tough penalty, their vote,
their story, or them disqualified. Or any combination thereof.


> Tell me about it. I work the polls. If you had to require
> people to show more live brain cells than is in a head of
> lettuce, the electorate would be *way* smaller.

;-) And yet somehow we keep pulling it off.

> 1) Few readers. ... Thus Reading Season.
>
> Good Idea.

Thanks. I know *I* have a gazillion stories I've not gotten around to
reading yet. Thesenominations may help me prioritize my reading.

> 2) Length. ...We have
> Reading Season and I hope that will encourage people that
> they do have some time to read the longer ones.
>
> It may be advisable in some popular categories to divide
> Long & Short pieces. That way the long ones won't get passed
> over by people worried about the amount of time needed to read them.

I know I've gone over that one in a separate post. They *may* get
subdivided by length. They *may* not.

>
> Actually, I think this idea has quite a bit of merit. My
> primary concern, as I said last night/early this morning, is
> what happens to the story in the category that, by its very
> nature, is less attractive to a wide range of readers.
> The instance I am thinking about is what happens when a story
> about, say, Legolas, a popular elf, is entered against one
> about, say, Erestor, who has a considerably smaller fan base.
> Poor Erestor's story will have a hard time getting a fair shake.

Sometimes readers can surprise you. I know I got surprised this year in the
DS9 awards by someone named Sisko2734 (or something like that). I had read
one of his stories before and didn't think too much of it. Because I *did*
set myself a goal of reading all the DS9 General stories I read two or three
other stories by this person. They didn't star Dr. Bashir. Some of them
didn't even have any canon characters. And they turned out to be excellent.
Guess who got the longest comments from me in the DS9 Author category?
Already Zimraphel got me reading stories of hers that might not have
interested me. But I had read one of her stories, so when I went looking
for Numenor stories to nominate, I thought maybe she'd have more. I read
nearly a dozen! And they weren't all Numenor. And only one of them, I
think, involved Legolas. When I go to fanfiction.net to look for LOTR
stories, I filter out all but Faramir and Legolas. These awards have
already broadened outlook.

> But I do think that this can work--it will be valuable for
> the feedback alone, I think.
:-) Good, and at ASC that's what they stress all along. The Awards are
secondary. The Feedback is the main thing!

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com

Msg# 551

Maybe it's only annoying me... Posted by Larian May 08, 2004 - 16:47:29 Topic ID# 551
Could the list of categories be put on the bottom of the nominating
form at some point?

I copied it to the ones I'm doing, but until/unless you get really
familiar with it, it seems like it would be easier to have it right
there when you're doing a nomination.

Thanks,

Larian
Keeper of the OEAM Archive http://www.ofelvesandmen.com

Msg# 552

Yet Another Introduction Posted by LCSTrish@aol.com May 08, 2004 - 17:21:36 Topic ID# 552
And a belated one at that, since I joined the group the first day...

But anyway, here I am. Gonzai. The artist. Who dabbles in fanfiction on
occasion and Ainae was so kind as to nominate 2 of my stories. But still, the
majority of my efforts are artistic. All stories and art, BTW, are at
http://www.lotrfanart.net/gonzai-gallery That's a shameless plug, people.

Of course, it is important to note at this time that this whole, entire thing
is my fault and therefore all kudos and brickbats should be sent my way. How
is it my fault? Well...I went to see Fellowship of the Ring, and afterwards
e-mailed Ainae to tell her about this great movie with Enya music that she
simply had to see. And then I walked her through the basics of Lord of the Rings,
she saw the movies, she read the books, etc etc and it would seem I've created
a bit of a monster, wouldn't it? ;-)

In any event, real life has been smacking me upside the head of late and so I
don't really expect to be participating much, but I'm here all the same :-)

Gonzai
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LotR_FanArt
http://www.lotrfanart.net


"I'm going to need a Ritalin smoothie to deal with this." Carson Kressley,
Queer Eye

"She lost her mind years ago and never missed it once." James McMurtry


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Msg# 553

Nominations of AlexCat stories (Long) Posted by Larian May 08, 2004 - 17:33:16 Topic ID# 553
*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: The Call

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/A_H/C/TheCall.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Drama
2nd: Men
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Drabble

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): We all long
for home.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Doom of Man

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/A_H/D/DoomOfMan.htm
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Elves or Men
2nd: Drama
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Some violence

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): What really
happened at Mt. Doom.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: The Elf Friend's Tale

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/A_H/E/Elf-
FriendsTale.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Elves
2nd: Romance
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Dwarves

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.:

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Legolas/Gimli

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Gimli and
Legolas become a little more than friends.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Ever Onward

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/A_H/E/EverOnward.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Elves
2nd: Romance
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Wizards

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Sexual situation.

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Gandalf/Celeborn

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Two old
friends share a evening of comfort.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Into the West

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/I_P/I/IntoTheWest.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Elves
2nd: Romance
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Songfic

*Rating: PG
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Sexual situation.

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Galadriel/Celeborn

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Galadriel
sails.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Mother of the Year

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/I_P/M/MotherOfTheYear
.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Elves
2nd: Humor
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Mpreg

*Rating: R
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Sexual situations,
language.

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Erestor/Glorfindel

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Someone
becomes a mommy… err daddy…hmmm mommy.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: My Elf

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/I_P/M/MyElf.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Elves
2nd: Humor
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Drabble/ Dwarves

*Rating: G
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Legolas/Gimli

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Gimli stakes
his claim.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: A New Season

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/I_P/N/NewSeason.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Hobbits
2nd: Drama
3rd: post LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Drabble

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Sam

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Sam begins
again.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Perfectly Happy

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/I_P/P/PerfectlyHappy.
htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Elves
2nd: Romance
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Sexual innuendo,
violence

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Glorfindel/Haldir

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Haldir
thinks Glorfindel is too happy.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Ring of Loneliness

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/Q_Z/R/RingOfLonelines
s.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Elves
2nd: Drama
3rd: Romance
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Celeborn/Elrond

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Celeborn
offers comfort to his son-in-law.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Simply a Kiss

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/Q_Z/S/SimplyAKiss.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Romance
2nd: Elves
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Dwarves

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): sexual innuendo

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Gimli/Legolas

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Legolas
loves Gimli.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Sorrow Profound

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/Q_Z/S/SorrowProfound.
htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Elves
2nd: Drama
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Elrond looks
back on all he has lost.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Sunshine and Ivy

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/Q_Z/S/SunshineAndIvy.
htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Elves
2nd: Humor
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Pre-LOTR

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Sexuality

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Celeborn/Haldir,
Celeborn/Galadriel

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Making love
outdoors LOOKS like fun.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: The Unsung

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/Q_Z/U/Unsung.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Men
2nd: Drama
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Aragorn
thinks back to how many gave so much.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: What Do we Get?

*Story Author: Alexcat

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/Q_Z/W/WhatDoWeGet.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Hobbits
2nd: Drama
3rd:

Subcategory (suggest something): Pre-LOTR

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Smeagol
wants his present.

Msg# 554

Nominations of my own story or two.... Posted by Larian May 08, 2004 - 18:09:01 Topic ID# 554
*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: It's In His Eyes

*Story Author: Larian Elensar

*Author's E-mail Address: larian_elensar@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/L/LarianElensar/ItsInHisEyes.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Silmarillion
2nd: Elves
3rd: Numenor

Subcategory (suggest something): Rings of Power

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Elros and
Elrond have not made their choice yet. Elros chose mortality. Maybe
Celebrimbor was part of the reason.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Swept Away

*Story Author: Larian Elensar

*Author's E-mail Address: larian_elensar@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/L/LarianElensar/SweptAway1.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Romance
2nd: Elves
3rd: Rohan

Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Implied sex, slash
relationship

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Rúmil/Theodred

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Haldir and
Rúmil are on a scouting mission and end up getting separated. Rúmil
ends up in Rohan.

~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Stop That, You'll Only Hurt Yourselves

*Story Author: AlexCat and Larian Elensar

*Author's E-mail Address: alex_cat_45@yahoo.com and
larian_elensar@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Alex/LOTR/A_H/E/ElflordsOnAssig
nment/1_StopThatYoullOnlyHurtYourselves.htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Humor
2nd: Elves
3rd: LOTR

Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Implied sex, slash
relationship

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The elflords
find all sorts of trouble when they go in search of another drink.


~~~

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Keeper Of The Flame

*Story Author: Larian Elensar

*Author's E-mail Address: larian_elensar@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/L/LarianElensar/KeeperOfTheFlame.
htm

*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)

*1st: Elves
2nd: Romance
3rd: LOTR

Subcategory (suggest something): Post-LOTR or Valinor

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Non-graphic Sexual
Situation

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Celeborn/Galadriel

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Galadriel is
crossing the sea after the war of the ring. This is what she's
thinking about on the ship to Valinor.

Msg# 555

Re: Maybe it's only annoying me... Posted by ainaechoiriel May 08, 2004 - 18:43:33 Topic ID# 551
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Larian" <larian_elensar@y...>
wrote:
> Could the list of categories be put on the bottom of the
nominating
> form at some point?

Sure. I could do that.

> I copied it to the ones I'm doing, but until/unless you get really
> familiar with it, it seems like it would be easier to have it
right
> there when you're doing a nomination.

Good idea.

--Ainaechoiriel

Msg# 556

Re: Maybe it's only annoying me... Posted by ainaechoiriel May 08, 2004 - 18:47:51 Topic ID# 551
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Larian" <larian_elensar@y...>
> wrote:
> > Could the list of categories be put on the bottom of the
> nominating
> > form at some point?

Done! At least for the one in the Files Section here. I'll probably
wait on the web site one until I get home....Or the next time I
remotely control my computers.

--Ainaechoiriel
Yes, it was all Gonzai's fault. ;-)

Msg# 557

Callow newbie says hello Posted by Gemma May 08, 2004 - 19:00:45 Topic ID# 557
Hello, Ainae, staff and everyone,

I'm Gemma, sometimes known as 'Wild Iris' when I write Tolkienfic
(which is less often than I'd like). I'm, er, British... a medieval
history grad, former Web directory editor, and currently grad
student in literary historiography. More to the point, I'm the admin
of the Trees Remember fanfiction archive, which is proud to be an
affiliate of these awards :)

Afraid I can't offer material help at the moment. But I definitely
want to nominate a bunch of stories.

Cheers,

Gemma

Msg# 558

Re: Maybe it's only annoying me... Posted by Larian Elensar May 08, 2004 - 19:04:35 Topic ID# 551
Excellent! Thanks!


--- ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
> wrote:
> > --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Larian" <larian_elensar@y...>
> > wrote:
> > > Could the list of categories be put on the bottom of the
> > nominating
> > > form at some point?
>
> Done! At least for the one in the Files Section here. I'll probably
> wait on the web site one until I get home....Or the next time I
> remotely control my computers.
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
> Yes, it was all Gonzai's fault. ;-)
>
>


=====
Larian
larian_elensar@yahoo.com
Keeper of the OEAM archive http://www.ofelvesandmen.com

Msg# 559

Re: Callow newbie says hello Posted by c1nnam0ngrr1 May 08, 2004 - 21:31:19 Topic ID# 557
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Gemma" <gemma@h...> wrote:
> Hello, Ainae, staff and everyone,
>
> I'm Gemma, sometimes known as 'Wild Iris' when I write Tolkienfic
> (which is less often than I'd like). I'm, er, British... a medieval
> history grad, former Web directory editor, and currently grad
> student in literary historiography. More to the point, I'm the
admin
> of the Trees Remember fanfiction archive, which is proud to be an
> affiliate of these awards :)
>
> Afraid I can't offer material help at the moment. But I definitely
> want to nominate a bunch of stories.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Gemma

Hi Gemma! Another Medieval Studies Major here, wasn't it fun?
Useless, but so so fun! Heh. Welcome, can't wait to see what you rec.




Cinnie

Msg# 560

I've Got A Suggestion Posted by granamyr@yahoo.com May 08, 2004 - 22:24:02 Topic ID# 560
For category awards, for Angst I suggest The Grey Havens (because
everybody needs a Kleenex for that part of LOTR) and for Romance I
would drop Tuor and Idril for Faramir and Eowyn. (Okay, so I've
made awards for those categories and am JUST a LITTLE biased...but
they were SUCH lovely images I found....)

Ingwe is proving VERY difficult to create an award for, because he's
SO minor in the books. I see the rationale in having a Vanyar,
Noldor and Teleri/Sindar award, but I'm not sure what one would
nominate for that award.

For the Numenoreans, I'd like to suggest changing Tar-Palantir to Ar-
Pharazon, to accommodate any writers who choose to write from the
non-Faithful point of view.

And instead of Nimrodel and Amroth for the Angst/Drama category,
could I suggest The Unnumbered Tears Award for Sil-based angst?

Msg# 561

Re: I've Got A Suggestion Posted by ainaechoiriel May 08, 2004 - 22:40:44 Topic ID# 560
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, granamyr@y... wrote:
> For category awards, for Angst I suggest The Grey Havens (because
> everybody needs a Kleenex for that part of LOTR) and for Romance I
> would drop Tuor and Idril for Faramir and Eowyn. (Okay, so I've
> made awards for those categories and am JUST a LITTLE biased...but
> they were SUCH lovely images I found....)

Sorry, but if you look there's a similarity between each of the
three. For Drama (not angst, but including angst) we picked the
dramatic characters, not places. Turin Turmbar is probably the
prince of angst. Frodo certainly exudes a lot of that. And I had at
first Tar-Miriel as hers was quite a sad story, but as she was
elsewhere named again, I changed it with Dwim's help to another sad
story, that of Nimrodel and Amroth. Characters. Not places.

And for Romance, there are three "famous" or "well-known" romances
between Elves and Men: Luthien and Beren first, then Tuor and Idril,
then Arwen and Aragorn. Faramir and Eowyn might be a lovely couple
but they are mortal and mortal. They don't fit the pattern.

> Ingwe is proving VERY difficult to create an award for, because
he's
> SO minor in the books. I see the rationale in having a Vanyar,
> Noldor and Teleri/Sindar award, but I'm not sure what one would
> nominate for that award.

You don't nominate for awards. You nominate for categories. You
don't have to write about Ingwe to win The Ingwe of Valinor Award.
You have to write the Elf story that gets the most points. I
picked, with Shadow975's help, three kingdoms of Elves and their
kings: Ingwe in Valinor as the high king of the Vanya, Elu Thingol
unchallenged ruler of the Sindarin Elves at Doriath, and Turgon of
Gondolin as probably the most likable (to me) Noldor ruler.

> For the Numenoreans, I'd like to suggest changing Tar-Palantir to
Ar-
> Pharazon, to accommodate any writers who choose to write from the
> non-Faithful point of view.

The *only* category in which bad guys are the awards is the Horror
category. Ar-Pharazon is not a good guy. He is the one who raped
Miriel and stole her sceptor, authorized human sacrifices to
Morgoth, and got Numenor destroyed. Even a story from the non-
Faithful point of view could still win The Elros Award or the Tar-
Palantir Award.

The three mentioned are the good or Faithful kings and queen of
Numenor.

> And instead of Nimrodel and Amroth for the Angst/Drama category,
> could I suggest The Unnumbered Tears Award for Sil-based angst?

While I would think that is a good idea at first glance, it would
require the changing of all three Awards in the Drama category to
again have a pattern. The Battle of the Unnamed Tears (or the
Nirneith Anoediad--I can't spell it correctly, but I'd bother to
look it up if that were the award) is a battle or a deed, not a
character. And again we are going for character as the other two
are characters.

But I think the main thing you are missing is that the individual
Award names are not for a particular kind of story *beyond* the
category. The Nimrodel and Amroth Award is the 3rd place award for
Drama. It has nothing to do with the plot of the story that wins
that award, except that it be about drama. So its not for Silm-
based angst or LOTR-based angst or any other-based angst. It's just
for the third place winner of the Drama category.

The only thing that would be specific about the name of the award
will be the banner representing it. So a banner depicting some
aspect of Nimrodel and Amroth would be required for The Nimrodel and
Amroth Award. But any Drama story can win it.

I hope that's more clear now.

And as I've said before, I'm not changing anything major at this
point of the game. We had time to add new categories and adjust
names for awards before Nominatin Season opened. We will have that
time again before Nomination Season next year, when you might
campaign for new names for awards or new categories.

--Ainaechoiriel

Msg# 562

Nomination Posted by Larian May 08, 2004 - 22:41:08 Topic ID# 199
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Vanilla Cream

*Story Author:Kharessa Bloodrose

*Author's E-mail Address: kharessa_bloodroses@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/K/KharessaBloodrose/VanillaCream.
htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Romance
2nd: Elves
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Sexual innuendo

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Elrond/Erestor

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): One day –
Elrond and Erestor. Vanilla: simplicity and perfection, a taste and
texture that could never grow old.


Larian

Msg# 563

Nominations - 2 more Posted by Larian Elensar May 08, 2004 - 23:03:36 Topic ID# 563
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Heartsong

*Story Author: Trinity Helix

*Author's E-mail Address: trinity_cross@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/T/TrinityHelix/Heartsong.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: Silmarillion
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating:

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Glorfindel/Ecthelion

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):Glorfindel broods,
Ecthelion shows him beauty.


~~~~~~


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Final Flight

*Story Author: Trinity Helix

*Author's E-mail Address: trinity_cross@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/T/TrinityHelix/FinalFlight.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Violence

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Haldir/Legolas

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Leading the elves to
Helmýs Deep, Haldir finds what he is looking for.

=====
Larian
larian_elensar@yahoo.com
Keeper of the OEAM archive http://www.ofelvesandmen.com

Msg# 564

Author Approvals, please read Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 08, 2004 - 23:09:33 Topic ID# 564
When putting author approvals into the table we need to be clear. A Yes or
a No should be in the Approved column based on how the author responded. A
"not yet" can be placed there if you have not received an answer yet.

I've seen some say "mailed 5/5" or such. Does that mean the Staff mailed,
or the author mailed an answer? If the author, what was the answer.

And this throws into question the "no" under that column for Baylor. Did
Baylor say "no" or did the Staff person mean "no answer yet"?

Please onlystick to those three answers to the approvied column: Yes, No,
not yet

Thanks.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
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Msg# 565

Problems in Nomination Table Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 09, 2004 - 0:02:40 Topic ID# 565
Broken link: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml? For Last of the
Edhel by CinnamonGrrl

Also, there are two entries for Shadow975's Too Late for Misgivings. One is
category Men and the other is Lord of the Rings.

--Ainaechoiriel

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Msg# 566

Blanket permission Posted by shippingindustry May 09, 2004 - 1:22:43 Topic ID# 566
Ummm. Not sure how to do this, but it came up in a private exchange
and so... I can't imagine why I wouldn't grant someone permission to
nominate one of my stories. If anyone is hesitating, herein lies
permission.

Is there something else I have to do?

If I want to nominate someone's story, and I ask their permission,
and they say yes, then what do I do? (If they say no, I think I can
figure that one out for myself)

I have read the FAQ, really I have, but (trying to think of some
really lame excuse, cannot think of any save I'm tired and it's late)
well, anyhow, I have read them.

Anyhow, there it is. If I'm not making sense, blame chocolate
deprivation. (Will they give me chocolate for mother's day, i ask
you? there's been none in the house for ever so long, perhaps more
than a week, even.) Didn't even know I'd got permission to be part of
this group until this evening. I was "pending" the last time I looked.

Sorry to ramble. Go back to your discussion now. I will begin lurking
forthwith.

Lindelea

Msg# 567

p.s. Posted by shippingindustry May 09, 2004 - 1:30:45 Topic ID# 567
hope i did not put anyone off with that last post. i did not mean to
sound aloof.

i often post to a list when i have something pithy to say, an
intelligent contribution to make, a thoughtful point to contribute to
a discussion.

...which is why i am, for the most part, a lurker.

(going back into the shadows now. if i only had some chocolate to
give me a sense of false courage, i might not feel so tentative)

anyhow, it's the wee hours, and a list i haven't posted to before,
though i have read some of the messages and my friend L. assured me
you folk don't bite. hope she's right.

Msg# 568

Re: Problems in Nomination Table Posted by Andreth/Anna May 09, 2004 - 1:40:04 Topic ID# 565
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
> Broken link: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml? For
Last of the
> Edhel by CinnamonGrrl

That one is fixed. It was another long url that got cut off in the
copy and paste.

>
> Also, there are two entries for Shadow975's Too Late for
Misgivings. One is
> category Men and the other is Lord of the Rings.

As for this one, I don't know. The nomination I had for it is below,
at the bottom of the post. I don't know where the other nomination
is. This is obviously another author who needs to be contacted and
asked which category she wants the story in.

This raises a question about the author approval on this story. In
the author approval table it shows Shadow975 as having approved only
two stories, Too Late for Misgivings not being one of them. But on
the duplicate entry for Men in the story nominations list it says
that it has been approved by the staff. So has it been approved and
this story just not added yet to the author approval table?

And on the author approval of those who've nominated their own works -
do we automatically enter these into the approval table when
entering the nominations, or is someone else doing this, or is each
self-nominating author responsible for entering the info themselves?
I apologize if this has been addressed before and I missed it, but I
wanted to make sure what was expected.

************************
Story Nomination Form
*Nominator's name: Ainaechoiriel
*Story Title: Too Late for Misgivings
*Story Author: Shadow975
*Author's E-mail Address: shadowbright@m...
*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1197684
*Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
*1st: Lord of the Rings
2nd: Drama
3rd: Men
Subcategory (suggest something): Gondor, Boromir-Farami
*Rating: G
Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):
*Romance Parners (for Romances Only):
*Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
The parting of Boromir and Faramir, in which the brothers again
address the
question of which of them should go to Imladris.

Msg# 569

Change in story category: Across Dark Waters Posted by Andreth/Anna May 09, 2004 - 1:41:47 Topic ID# 569
I contacted Zimraphel and she would like to have the story nominated
in the Silm category. I'll correct the story nomination table to
reflect the changed category.

Anna

Msg# 570

Re: Let's Brainstorm: Crossovers. Posted by Andreth/Anna May 09, 2004 - 1:56:20 Topic ID# 514
Just to update - we've gotten a few more nominations in this
category, but still only three nominations and all by the same
author.




--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
>
> As of yet, we have no nominations for Crossovers. I can think of
three
> WIPs:
>
> 1) A LOTR/Hogan's Heroes
> 2) A LOTR/X-Files (not updated in forever)
> 3) A LOTR/Mummy (also lost in fanfic purgatory)
>
> I can nomination those, though I feel less thanenthusiastic for
stories that
> I have no idea the authro will ever finish them. Besides, they are
all
> WIPs. It would be good to have some completed crossovers. Anyone
think of
> any good ones? Or do we have to let this category go?
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
>
> "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond
said, "for
> it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
>
> http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
> Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 571

Re: Nomination Posted by Soledad May 09, 2004 - 4:28:06 Topic ID# 199
Thanks. It worked indeed.

Soledad

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
> Try this one: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?
STID=3152
>
> The "members" part souldn't have been there.
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
>
> "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond
said, "for
> it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
>
> http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
> Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Soledad [mailto:annaliess@h...]
> > Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 2:28 PM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Nomination
> >
> > I can't verify the URL to this story. Klicking on the link, I
> > always end up on HASA's Members Login page.
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> >
> > Soledad
> >
> >
> > --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "bwoodru1" <bwoodru1@y...>
wrote:
> > > Story Nomination Form
> > >
> > > *Nominator's name: Kathira (bwoodru1)
> > >
> > > *Story Title: Chance Meeting at Rivendell
> > >
> > > *Story Author Aunt Dora Baggins
> > >
> > > *Author's E-mail Address: Is just the contact link at Henneth
Annun
> > > OK?
> > >
> > > *Story URL:
> > > http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/stories/chapter.cfm?
STID=3152
> > >
> > > *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> > >
> > > *1st: The Hobbit
> > > 2nd: Hobbits
> > > 3rd: Men
> > > Subcategory (suggest something):
> > >
> > > *Rating:
> > >
> > > Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): G
> > >
> > > *Romance Parners (for Romances Only)
> > >
> > > *Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
> > > When Bilbo visited Rivendell in "The Hobbit", Aragorn was a
child
> > of
> > > nine or ten and was living in Rivendell. This story
> > supposes that they
> > > met and became friends. The story is a simple account of
> > their growing
> > > friendship, and includes foreshadowing of events to come.
> >
> >
> >
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> >
> >
> >
> >

Msg# 572

Re: Categories and viablity Posted by Soledad May 09, 2004 - 5:24:29 Topic ID# 463
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:

> Remember that viability for a category is at least 5 stories by at
least 2 authors. Now, we've only counted the stories, not
necessarily the authors.

"The Hobbit" and "Horror" are okay now, too.

Soledad

Msg# 573

Another small note Posted by Soledad May 09, 2004 - 5:28:04 Topic ID# 573
I've found several links that won't work, and I finally found out the
reason... or one of the reasons anyway. Jillian, in most your
nominations the URL has 'http://' *twice* - that way the direct links
can't work. :)

Soledad

Msg# 574

Re: Intro Posted by Moralanqua May 09, 2004 - 7:19:00 Topic ID# 547
I've heard of you! I think you fancy me and you followed me here...

Anna - am i supposed to nominate folks as well?


Moralanqua at:
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Msg# 575

Re: Blanket permission Posted by Stella May 09, 2004 - 7:19:52 Topic ID# 566
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "shippingindustry" <bljean@a...>
wrote:
>
> If I want to nominate someone's story, and I ask their permission,
> and they say yes, then what do I do? (If they say no, I think I can
> figure that one out for myself)

Just email the authors permission to Ainae, and she will add them to
the Author's Approval database. :-)

Stella
(hope you get your chocolate)

Msg# 576

Re: Nomination Posted by bwoodru1 May 09, 2004 - 7:32:36 Topic ID# 199
Sorry, it should be:

http://www.henneth-
annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=3152

I'm having a hard time getting Yahoo not to wrap text and break the
link, plus, I stupidly left the "members" part of the link in.


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Soledad" <annaliess@h...> wrote:
> I can't verify the URL to this story. Klicking on the link, I
always
> end up on HASA's Members Login page.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Soledad
>
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "bwoodru1" <bwoodru1@y...> wrote:
> > Story Nomination Form
> >
> > *Nominator's name: Kathira (bwoodru1)
> >
> > *Story Title: Chance Meeting at Rivendell
> >
> > *Story Author Aunt Dora Baggins
> >
> > *Author's E-mail Address: Is just the contact link at Henneth
Annun
> > OK?
> >
> > *Story URL:
> > http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/stories/chapter.cfm?
STID=3152
> >
> > *Category Choices (see Categories File or FAQ for choices)
> >
> > *1st: The Hobbit
> > 2nd: Hobbits
> > 3rd: Men
> > Subcategory (suggest something):
> >
> > *Rating:
> >
> > Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): G
> >
> > *Romance Parners (for Romances Only)
> >
> > *Summary (not a reccommenddation. Save that for the vote):
> > When Bilbo visited Rivendell in "The Hobbit", Aragorn was a
child
> of
> > nine or ten and was living in Rivendell. This story supposes
that
> > they met and became friends. The story is a simple account of
their
> > growing friendship, and includes foreshadowing of events to come.

Msg# 577

Nominations (Humour category) Posted by Gemma May 09, 2004 - 8:38:59 Topic ID# 577
All these have permission, which I'm mailing to Ainae under separate
cover. (Oh, and thanks for clarifying where to send it, Stella!)

----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Gemma

*Story Title: If Your Nightly News Covered the Silmarillion

*Story Author: erunyauve

*Author's E-mail Address: erunyauve@lycos.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=845927

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Humor
2nd: The Silmarillion
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Parody

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): 'In
tonight's news: the Havens erupt in violence, Ivrin gets a
superboost, and Eeries move north. The MESI takes a dive, and we'll
have Olórin with sports and Círdan with weather.' (author's summary)


----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Gemma

*Story Title: The Eight Companions: A Battle for an Elf's Sanity

*Story Author: Ellipsis

*Author's E-mail Address: lakeside_dreamer@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1075270

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Humor
2nd: The Silmarillion
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something): Parody, metafiction

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): innuendo (some of it
slashy)

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): 'Legolas
and 7 companions: Tuor, Elrond's sons, Elves of Nargothrond, & a
Balrog-slayer - go on a quest against the Feanorians at the social
event of Valinor for the ultimate prize: an escape from bad fanfic.'
(author's summary)


----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Gemma

*Story Title: The Conversation

*Story Author: sheraiah

*Author's E-mail Address: sheraiah@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1404704

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Humor
2nd: Romance
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): candid conversation
about relationships

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Elrond/Celebrian (implied),
Thranduil/OFC (implied)

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Thranduil
and Elrond drink a lot and try to outdo each other in tales of
erotic adventure - unaware that their offspring are listening.


----------------------------------------------------------------

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Gemma

*Story Title: Boromir: The Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual

*Story Author: Theresa Green

*Author's E-mail Address: Theresa_Green_1969@hotmail.com

*Story URL:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2366

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Humor
2nd: The Lord of the Rings
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Parody

*Rating: PG-13 (I'd guess)

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): much innuendo

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): 'Worried
about the care and maintenance of your Man of Gondor? Then look no
further! This comprehensive handbook will answer all your questions,
plus a few others that you wouldn't have thought to ask!' (author's
summary)

---------------------------------------

Oh, I noticed one tiny mistake in the nominations table on the
website - quite understandable, given how similar the words look,
but erunyauve's 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' has been classed
as 'humor' rather than 'horror' :)

Cheers,

Gemma

Msg# 578

Re: p.s. Posted by Jo Dancingtree May 09, 2004 - 8:57:17 Topic ID# 567
LOL! You're describing me to a T, my dear - nice to know I'm not the only one! (Passes you a large bar of Ghirardelli's Bittersweet - the best virtual chocolate I'm aware of.)

jo

shippingindustry <bljean@aol.com> wrote:

i often post to a list when i have something pithy to say, an
intelligent contribution to make, a thoughtful point to contribute to
a discussion.

...which is why i am, for the most part, a lurker.

(going back into the shadows now. if i only had some chocolate to
give me a sense of false courage, i might not feel so tentative)






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Msg# 579

Re: I've Got A Suggestion Posted by Jo Dancingtree May 09, 2004 - 9:01:38 Topic ID# 560
(jumping up and down, waving my hand) Ooooh, I like the Unumbered Tears Award!
What a glorious name! I could be tempted to write Sil-based angst just to get in the running for that - except I doubt I could write a story that didn't have a hobbit in it...

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Msg# 580

Re: Let's Brainstorm: Crossovers. Posted by Donna May 09, 2004 - 9:06:01 Topic ID# 514
http://adultfan.nexcess.net/aff/authors.php?no=3720
I have several completed LOTR/Charmed crossovers, but not sure if anyone thinks they are good enough though.
----- Original Message -----
From: Andreth/Anna
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 2:56 AM
Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Let's Brainstorm: Crossovers.


Just to update - we've gotten a few more nominations in this
category, but still only three nominations and all by the same
author.




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wrote:
>
> As of yet, we have no nominations for Crossovers. I can think of
three
> WIPs:
>
> 1) A LOTR/Hogan's Heroes
> 2) A LOTR/X-Files (not updated in forever)
> 3) A LOTR/Mummy (also lost in fanfic purgatory)
>
> I can nomination those, though I feel less thanenthusiastic for
stories that
> I have no idea the authro will ever finish them. Besides, they are
all
> WIPs. It would be good to have some completed crossovers. Anyone
think of
> any good ones? Or do we have to let this category go?
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
>
> "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond
said, "for
> it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
>
> http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and Memory
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Msg# 581

Re: I've Got A Suggestion Posted by Jo Dancingtree May 09, 2004 - 9:06:32 Topic ID# 560
(crestfallen) never mind. I should read *all* the posts on a given topic before I open my mouth.

jo, sitting down with her own bar of Ghirardelli's Bittersweet

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Msg# 582

Re: Intro Posted by Andreth/Anna May 09, 2004 - 11:41:00 Topic ID# 547
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Moralanqua <scarlettangel_22@y...>
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> I've heard of you! I think you fancy me and you followed me here...
>
> Anna - am i supposed to nominate folks as well?
>
>Whatever you need to tell yourself, Mora. :-D

You don't have to nominate people, but it would be nice if you did.
Especially if you know of any good crossovers.

Anna


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Msg# 583

Re: Nominations (Humour category) Posted by Soledad May 09, 2004 - 11:44:49 Topic ID# 577
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Gemma" <gemma@h...> wrote:

> Oh, I noticed one tiny mistake in the nominations table on the
> website - quite understandable, given how similar the words look,
> but erunyauve's 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' has been classed
> as 'humor' rather than 'horror' :)

Ye Valar! That would be my stupidity! *runs to correct it*

Soledad

Msg# 584

Re: Let's Brainstorm: Crossovers. Posted by Andreth/Anna May 09, 2004 - 11:45:43 Topic ID# 514
You can nominate your own works, as well. If you'd like to have them
nominated you just have to fill out a nominations form for each and
post them here on the list, and I can add them to the nominations.


Anna



--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Donna" <artino@l...> wrote:
> http://adultfan.nexcess.net/aff/authors.php?no=3720
> I have several completed LOTR/Charmed crossovers, but not sure if
anyone thinks they are good enough though.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Andreth/Anna
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 2:56 AM
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Let's Brainstorm: Crossovers.
>
>
> Just to update - we've gotten a few more nominations in this
> category, but still only three nominations and all by the same
> author.
>
>
>
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel"
<mefaadmin@e...>
> wrote:
> >
> > As of yet, we have no nominations for Crossovers. I can think
of
> three
> > WIPs:
> >
> > 1) A LOTR/Hogan's Heroes
> > 2) A LOTR/X-Files (not updated in forever)
> > 3) A LOTR/Mummy (also lost in fanfic purgatory)
> >
> > I can nomination those, though I feel less thanenthusiastic for
> stories that
> > I have no idea the authro will ever finish them. Besides, they
are
> all
> > WIPs. It would be good to have some completed crossovers.
Anyone
> think of
> > any good ones? Or do we have to let this category go?
> >
> > --Ainaechoiriel
> >
> > "This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves,"
Elrond
> said, "for
> > it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.
> >
> > http://www.stormpages.com/gabrielle/lotr Land of Myth and
Memory
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Msg# 585

Nominations Posted by Levade May 09, 2004 - 13:59:38 Topic ID# 191
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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Levade

*Story Title: Unbound

*Story Author: Two-point

*Author's E-mail Address: klcush@msn.com

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1547945


*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Elves
2nd: Romance
3rd: Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): some sexual situations

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Glorfindel/OFC

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):

A young Rivendell Elf considers how old is too old, and what
age and death means to an Elf.



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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Levade

*Story Title: Gofi and the Balrog

*Story Author: Levade

*Author's E-mail Address: levade27@comcast.net

*Story URL: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?
STID=38&SPOrdinal=1

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st:Elves
2nd: Drama (?)
3rd: The Lord of the Rings
Subcategory (suggest something): General

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): None

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):

Elrond's twin sons have some questions about that Balrog, and know
just whom to ask.
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Msg# 586

Nomination Posted by sos8n May 09, 2004 - 15:22:13 Topic ID# 191
wow i finialy got around to doing this :

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Grubby

*Story Title: Mock My Innocence

*Story Author: Virvatuli

*Author's E-mail Address: kirottu@yahoo.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=739471

*Category Choices
*1st: orcs
2nd: humour
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):lots of innuendo, some
sexual situations, Coarse language

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): oc/oc

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote):
"a seriously demented love story between an Orc and an Elf."

Msg# 587

Nominations Posted by Larian Elensar May 09, 2004 - 15:41:52 Topic ID# 191
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Quiet

*Story Author: Archet

*Author's E-mail Address: ajlang7@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/A/Archet/Quiet.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Men
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating:PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Implied violence, character death
remembered

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Faramir remembers.


~~~~~~


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Elflings

*Story Author: CC

*Author's E-mail Address: zafiro_v@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.angelfire.com/wv/night/elflings.html

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Adventure
2nd: Drama
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Elladan and Elrohir
try to prove that they are old enough to leave the house by themselves




~~~~~~


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: The Paths of Lorien

*Story Author: CC

*Author's E-mail Address: zafiro_v@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.angelfire.com/wv/night/paths.html

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st:Drama
2nd:Romance
3rd:Elves
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Sexual Innuendo

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):Lindir/Haldir

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The twins go to Lorien
and Lindir finds love


~~~~~~


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Spring In Imladris

*Story Author: CC

*Author's E-mail Address: zafiro_v@yahoo.com

*Story URL: http://www.angelfire.com/wv/night/spring.html

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st:Romance
2nd:Drama
3rd:Elves
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Implied Sex

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Orophin/Gildor, Haldir/Lindir

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Orophin finds love in
Imladris and Elladan learns about love and choices



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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Lament To Lorien

*Story Author: Naresha

*Author's E-mail Address: north_shore_fruitcake@yahoo.com.au

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/N/Naresha/LamentToLorien.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Implied sexual situations

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Haldir/Aragorn

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Reflections on
Haldirýs death by those who loved him ý in drabble form.


~~~~~~


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: So Close, Yet Forever Away

*Story Author: Naresha

*Author's E-mail Address: north_shore_fruitcake@yahoo.com.au

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/N/Naresha/SoCloseYetForeverAway.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Poetry

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Implied sex

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Haldir/Aragorn

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Aragorn remembers.


~~~~~~


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Forever My Heart

*Story Author: Naresha

*Author's E-mail Address: north_shore_fruitcake@yahoo.com.au

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/N/Naresha/ForeverMyHeart.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Romance
2nd: Elves
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Poem

*Rating: R

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Implied Sex

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Sweet little love poem
that came to me standing in a line to buy books!



=====
Larian
larian_elensar@yahoo.com
Keeper of the OEAM archive http://www.ofelvesandmen.com

Msg# 588

Nominations Posted by Larian Elensar May 09, 2004 - 15:44:46 Topic ID# 191
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Braid

*Story Author: Khylea

*Author's E-mail Address: sl_chester@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/K/Khylea/Braid.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Adventure
2nd: Drama
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): On the outskirts of
Mordor, Aragorn reminisces while braiding an injured Legolasý hair.



~~~~~~


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Icicle Cream

*Story Author: Khylea

*Author's E-mail Address: sl_chester@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/K/Khylea/IcicleCream.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Adventure
2nd: Humor
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Elflings (Young elves?)

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): First snowy day in
Rivendell, the twins want icicle cream.



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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: One Of Them

*Story Author: Khylea

*Author's E-mail Address: sl_chester@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/K/Khylea/OneOfThem.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Adventure
2nd: Drama
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Battles?

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): References to violence

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Before the battle at
Helm's Deep, Legolas thinks about his "They cannot win this fight" comment to
Aragorn. Legolas POV




~~~~~~


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: She Gave Me Three

*Story Author: Khylea

*Author's E-mail Address: sl_chester@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/K/Khylea/SheGaveMeThree.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Adventure
2nd: Drama
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Implied violence/battles

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): When Legolas'
bowstring is broken after the Battle of Helm's Deep, Gimli gives him a very
special gift.



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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Strawberries

*Story Author: Khylea

*Author's E-mail Address: sl_chester@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/K/Khylea/Strawberries.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Hobbits
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Remembering what kept
Mr. Frodo from letting go on the side of Orodruin, Sam brings him some
strawberries and cream. Um yeah....that's about it....



~~~~~~


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Sunset

*Story Author: Khylea

*Author's E-mail Address: sl_chester@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/K/Khylea/Sunset.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: LOTR
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Battles?

*Rating:PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Reference to character death

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): After the War of the
Ring is over, Legolas and Aragorn keep a promise to Haldir.



~~~~~~


Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: To Save a Hobbit

*Story Author: Khylea

*Author's E-mail Address: sl_chester@hotmail.com

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/K/Khylea/ToSaveAHobbit.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Adventure
2nd: Drama
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating:PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): What exactly did
Elrond do to save Frodo from the Witchking?


~~~~~~

Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Alone

*Story Author: Oakenshield

*Author's E-mail Address: Oakenshield@lonelymountain.zzn.com

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/O/Oakenshield/Alone.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Romance
2nd: Drama
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Drabble

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Arwen/Aragorn

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Another death drabble,
Arwen this time.


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Jealous

*Story Author: Oakenshield

*Author's E-mail Address: Oakenshield@lonelymountain.zzn.com

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/O/Oakenshield/Jealous.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Romance
2nd: Humor
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG-13

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Gimli is forced out of
his stubbornness when he sees his heart's desire with another. In fact, two
others...



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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Sundered

*Story Author: Oakenshield

*Author's E-mail Address: Oakenshield@lonelymountain.zzn.com

*Story URL: http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/O/Oakenshield/Sundered.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Silmarillion
3rd: Elves/Numenor
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Elros' dying thoughts.


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: To My Shining Light

*Story Author: Oakenshield

*Author's E-mail Address: Oakenshield@lonelymountain.zzn.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/O/Oakenshield/ToMyShiningLight.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Romance
2nd: Drama
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Erestor/Glorfindel

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Erestor tries to put
his feelings down on paper.





=====
Larian
larian_elensar@yahoo.com
Keeper of the OEAM archive http://www.ofelvesandmen.com

Msg# 589

Nominations Posted by Larian Elensar May 09, 2004 - 15:45:49 Topic ID# 191
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Battle Of The Golden Wood

*Story Author: Marnie

*Author's E-mail Address: hrafn@hrafn.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1261309

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Adventure
2nd: Drama
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Battles of LOTR?

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.): Some violence, battles

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): What Haldir was
*really* doing during the Battle of Helm's Deep! Celeborn, Galadriel, Haldir
and Thranduil (and a host of OC's) battle against Dol Guldur.


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: The Wisdom of Isildur

*Story Author: Marnie

*Author's E-mail Address: hrafn@hrafn.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1832074

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Elves
3rd: Silmarillion
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): On the death of
Gil-galad, Elrond asks for Celeborn's support in his decision to make himself
High King of both Noldor and Sindar.


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Between Two Worlds (WIP)

*Story Author: Marnie

*Author's E-mail Address: hrafn@hrafn.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1773681

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Adventure
3rd: Silm
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Young Ereinion, sent
away from his father to live in a Sindar Haven, feels torn between two worlds.
Features Cirdan, Celeborn and Gil-galad.



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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: A Family Trait

*Story Author: Marnie

*Author's E-mail Address: hrafn@hrafn.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1682142

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Elves
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Young Elladan and
Elrohir make a present for their father, and a career choice that disturbs
their mother, Celebrian, and grandfather, Celeborn.


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: The Mantle Of Power

*Story Author: Marnie

*Author's E-mail Address: hrafn@hrafn.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1504378

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Elves
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something): Post-LOTR/ Fourth Age

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): After Elrond's
departure, Glorfindel and Celeborn face off over the rulership of Rivendell


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: A Leaf on a Stream

*Story Author: Marnie

*Author's E-mail Address: hrafn@hrafn.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1329431

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Elves
2nd: Silmarillion
3rd: Drama
Subcategory (suggest something): Young Elves?

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Little Elladan and
Elrohir get a history lesson from their grandfather, Celeborn, resulting in
burnt fingers and no appetite for lunch


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Those Who Remain

*Story Author: Marnie

*Author's E-mail Address: hrafn@hrafn.co.uk

*Story URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1233093

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: LOTR
2nd: Drama
3rd:
Subcategory (suggest something): Post LOTR

*Rating: G

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): What can Sam Gamgee,
and Lord Celeborn of Lorien possibly have in common?



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Larian
larian_elensar@yahoo.com
Keeper of the OEAM archive http://www.ofelvesandmen.com

Msg# 590

Nominations Posted by Larian Elensar May 09, 2004 - 15:49:38 Topic ID# 191
Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Meldir: At First Sight

*Story Author: Eresse

*Author's E-mail Address: eresse21@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/E/Eresse/1_MeldirAtFirstSight/Meldir1-2.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Elves
2nd: Romance
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):Elrohir/Legolas

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The twins and Legolasý
first encounter in Greenwood the Great leads to a close and lasting friendship.



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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: With Friends Like These

*Story Author: Eresse

*Author's E-mail Address: eresse21@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/E/Eresse/2_WithFriendsLikeThese/WithFriendsLikeThese1-2.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Elves
2nd: Romance
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):Elrohir/Legolas

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Legolasý first visit
to Rivendell proves educational in more ways than one when he learns of the
choice of the Peredhil then stumbles upon a tryst with an unexpected twist.



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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Tender Musings

*Story Author: Eresse

*Author's E-mail Address: eresse21@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/E/Eresse/3_TenderMusings/TenderMusings.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Romance
2nd: Elves
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only):Elrohir/Legolas

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Is there a limit to
how deeply one may feel about a friend?


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: By Hook or By Crook

*Story Author: Eresse

*Author's E-mail Address: eresse21@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/E/Eresse/4_ByHookOrByCrook/ByHookOrByCrook.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Elves
2nd: Romance
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Elrond/Celebrian and Thranduil/OFC

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Elrond and Thranduil
discover there is more to strategy than meets the eye.


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Gwador: Sorrow's First Dawning

*Story Author: Eresse

*Author's E-mail Address: eresse21@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/E/Eresse/5_SorrowsDawning/SorrowsDawning1-2.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Elrohir/Legolas

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Legolas faces the
first great tragedy in his life and is unable to cope with its aftermath.


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Heart's Brother

*Story Author: Eresse

*Author's E-mail Address: eresse21@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/E/Eresse/6_HeartsBrother/HeartsBrother.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Elves
3rd: LOTR
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Elrohir/Legolas

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): Gandalf hints that the
conditions pertaining to the choice of the Peredhil are not as implacable as
Elrondýs children think.


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Forbidden Fruit

*Story Author: Eresse

*Author's E-mail Address: eresse21@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/E/Eresse/7_ForbiddenFruit/ForbiddenFruit1-2.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Elrohir/Legolas

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): An old friend of
Legolas' develops a forbidden passion and in the process triggers confusion,
heartbreak and tragedy.


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Story Nomination Form

*Nominator's name: Larian Elensar

*Story Title: Into Temptation

*Story Author: Eresse

*Author's E-mail Address: eresse21@yahoo.com

*Story URL:
http://www.ofelvesandmen.com/Stories/E/Eresse/8_IntoTemptation/IntoTemptation.htm

*Category Choices (see below)
*1st: Drama
2nd: Romance
3rd: Elves
Subcategory (suggest something):

*Rating: PG

Reason for rating (violence, graphic, etc.):

*Romance Partners (for Romances Only): Elrohir/Legolas

*Summary (not a recommendation. Save that for the vote): The thin line between
friendship and desire isn't all that easy to cross.


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