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Msg# 4122

Re: On the occassion of our first Author Group... Posted by Leaward May 01, 2005 - 19:08:27 Topic ID# 3983
I tried creating an author group today following Aine's instructions
and kept getting an error message ...

but I still want to nominate the story ... could I get some help please?

Lea

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...> wrote:
> I thought I'd take the opportunity to inform everyone about the Author
> Groups. If you are nominating a story by 2 or more Authors, it
should be
> listed under an Author Group.
>
> On the Submit a Story page, you see a drop down for Author. If your
Author
> Group isn't in there, see the links below that.
>
> Author not in the list? Click Here!
> Author Group not in the list? Click Here!
>
> You'll need to use that second one. But to do so, both (or all) the
authors
> need to be in the list as individuals. So, if you have, say, a
story by me
> and Dwim (fake story here). You should first look in the drop down
list to
> see if we are already in there as a group (and individually while
you're at
> it). If we're not in the Author Group not, you should click that second
> link. Pick one of us for Author 1 and the other for Author 2.
>
> If you can't find one of us, you'd have to go back to Author not in the
> list? Click Here! so that you could set up the missing author as an
> individual. Then go back to the Author Group link.
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
> MEFA Admin and Founder
>
> "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# 4123

Re: On the occassion of our first Author Group... Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 01, 2005 - 19:30:07 Topic ID# 3983
You probably already did this, but are all of the authors in the data base as individuals? That's all that I know about it : )

Mari


>I tried creating an author group today following Aine's instructions
>and kept getting an error message ...
>
>but I still want to nominate the story ... could I get some help please?
>
>Lea
>
>--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...> wrote:
>> I thought I'd take the opportunity to inform everyone about the Author
>> Groups. †If you are nominating a story by 2 or †more Authors, it
>should be
>> listed under an Author Group. †
>> †
>> On the Submit a Story page, you see a drop down for Author. †If your
>Author
>> Group isn't in there, see the links below that. †
>> †
>> Author not in the list? Click Here!
>> Author Group not in the list? Click Here!
>> †
>> You'll need to use that second one. †But to do so, both (or all) the
>authors
>> need to be in the list as individuals. †So, if you have, say, a
>story by me
>> and Dwim (fake story here). † You should first look in the drop down
>list to
>> see if we are already in there as a group (and individually while
>you're at
>> it). †If we're not in the Author Group not, you should click that second
>> link. †Pick one of us for Author 1 and the other for Author 2.
>> †
>> If you can't find one of us, you'd have to go back to Author not in the
>> list? Click Here! †so that you could set up the missing author as an
>> individual. †Then go back to the Author Group link.
>> †
>> --Ainaechoiriel
>> MEFA Admin and Founder
>>
>> "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# 4124

Re: On the occassion of our first Author Group... Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 01, 2005 - 20:48:11 Topic ID# 3983
Who are the authors? I'll try and create the group for you.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Leaward
> Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 7:08 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: On the occassion of our first Author Group...
>
> I tried creating an author group today following Aine's
> instructions and kept getting an error message ...
>
> but I still want to nominate the story ... could I get some
> help please?
>
> Lea
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel"
> <mefaadmin@e...> wrote:
> > I thought I'd take the opportunity to inform everyone about
> the Author
> > Groups. If you are nominating a story by 2 or more Authors, it
> should be
> > listed under an Author Group.
> >
> > On the Submit a Story page, you see a drop down for Author. If your
> Author
> > Group isn't in there, see the links below that.
> >
> > Author not in the list? Click Here!
> > Author Group not in the list? Click Here!
> >
> > You'll need to use that second one. But to do so, both (or all) the
> authors
> > need to be in the list as individuals. So, if you have, say, a
> story by me
> > and Dwim (fake story here). You should first look in the drop down
> list to
> > see if we are already in there as a group (and individually while
> you're at
> > it). If we're not in the Author Group not, you should click that
> > second link. Pick one of us for Author 1 and the other for
> Author 2.
> >
> > If you can't find one of us, you'd have to go back to Author not in
> > the list? Click Here! so that you could set up the missing
> author as
> > an individual. Then go back to the Author Group link.
> >
> > --Ainaechoiriel
> > MEFA Admin and Founder
> >
> > "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# 4125

Bad Link in a Nomination Posted by Larian May 02, 2005 - 0:41:31 Topic ID# 4125
Are we supposed to put those here?

(That new site just has me all in a tizzy of not knowing what to do)

Anyway, nomination 345 (Father Names) by Finch has a link that goes to
Writing a Green Sun by Anglachel.

Msg# 4126

Requests Granted Posted by Anthony Holder May 02, 2005 - 1:15:05 Topic ID# 4126
Hello all,

I've read some of the requests from yesterday's digest (2:26 am on
5/1), and sent Ainae some updates.

First, there's now a filter on the user's reviews. You can choose
draft, tentative, final, all, or (tentative and final), and it will
only show you stories that you have reviewed that fit those status
choices.

Second, I fixed a sorting issue. There are 3 or 4 stories for which the
titles are a direct quote, and start with quotation marks. These were
sorting at the beginning of the list. I figured out how to make them
sort correctly. There were also a couple with spaces at the beginning
of the title. These looked right, but didn't sort right. I edited them
and fixed it. One of the 'quote title' stories had 'curly quotes.' I
had to change those to straight quotes. If you use " or ', simple
straight single or double quotes, it will now sort properly.

Third, in response to the request for a 'letter of the alphabet'
selector:
I won't do that, because it's a lot of work.

What I did instead was created a method for searching the start of the
author or title, rather than just anywhere. It was much easier, believe
me, and should give you the same functionality without too much extra
work.

If you put a '%' at the end of a search string (on the usersBrowse and
storiesBrowse pages only), it will search for entries STARTING with
your string. 'M%' searches for authors and/or titles starting with 'm'.
'aRaG%' searches for anything starting with 'arag' (e.g. 'Aragorn').
Case is and has always been ignored.

Since you can sort by ID, author, or title, I decided that the search
should go by whichever you're sorting by. By default, it searches
author, title, and summary. If you're sorting by author, and search for
'm%', it will only show you authors starting with 'm'. This makes sense
to me as a desired behavior. If it is sorted by ID, it will show titles
and authors starting with 'm'.

The same basic behavior works on the members/authors page, but with
nickname/email address, except that there's no way to sort by email
address, so 'm%' will always get nicknames and email addresses starting
with 'm'.

By the way, if you all want, I can change the default sorting behavior
on the stories page. It now sorts by ID, which is essentially
nomination order.
1) Would sorting by author make more sense as a default?
2) Would people wonder why those numbers were there and not sorted
properly?
3) Would it bother anyone but my wife (Elana) to have this list of
unsorted numbers on the page?

Warning: When Ainae loads these updates, there are new strings, so you
may need to reload the language file (link found at top of every page).

As you may have noticed, I can choose to modify the behavior of the
site at any time. There are some things that don't make sense to change
(like things that require big changes to the data structure), because
there's danger of corrupting the database, and there are also these
1000+ stories that use the current data structure, but things like
sorting, filtering, or what data to show, and what column to put it in,
where I'm not editing data, just showing it, are relatively safe to
change. The worst case scenario has us reverting to the previous
version.

My time is somewhat limited, but within reason, just make the
suggestions, and I'll see if I can do them. I'll try to check the
database and update it when I do something, but I can't guarantee that
I will always do that. I do read the MEFAwards and MEFAStaff lists, in
digest mode, but wouldn't mind getting direct emails if you don't want
to bother the whole list with some of this stuff.

If there are any geeks out there who want to discuss geeky details,
feel free to write, too.

Later,
Anthony

Msg# 4127

Re: Requests Granted Posted by Elena Tiriel May 02, 2005 - 3:01:14 Topic ID# 4126
Here's a little geeky detail: Thank you! This fits the bill nicely, and I
appreciate your quick response!

- Barbara

>From: Anthony Holder <aaholder@swbell.net>
>
>Hello all,
>
>Third, in response to the request for a 'letter of the alphabet'
>selector:
>I won't do that, because it's a lot of work.
>
>What I did instead was created a method for searching the start of the
>author or title, rather than just anywhere. It was much easier, believe
>me, and should give you the same functionality without too much extra
>work.
>
>Later,
>Anthony

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Msg# 4128

2004 Story has been re-nominated this year. Posted by Larian May 02, 2005 - 3:23:20 Topic ID# 4128
I *knew* I had read this one...

Nomination 517 - Eloquent Remembrance by sphinx (just_sphinx on the
new site). It's inelligible.

Msg# 4129

Re: Requests Granted Posted by Ariel May 02, 2005 - 5:17:45 Topic ID# 4126
*Stares in awe at all the new geeky goodness*



Anthony! You are sort of like Santa Claus!!!



*Smooch*!



Ariel

www.bagendwest.net



-----Original Message-----
From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Anthony Holder
Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 2:15 AM
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MEFAwards] Requests Granted



Hello all,

I've read some of the requests from yesterday's digest (2:26 am on
5/1), and sent Ainae some updates.

First, there's now a filter on the user's reviews. You can choose
draft, tentative, final, all, or (tentative and final), and it will
only show you stories that you have reviewed that fit those status
choices.

Second, I fixed a sorting issue. There are 3 or 4 stories for which the
titles are a direct quote, and start with quotation marks. These were
sorting at the beginning of the list. I figured out how to make them
sort correctly. There were also a couple with spaces at the beginning
of the title. These looked right, but didn't sort right. I edited them
and fixed it. One of the 'quote title' stories had 'curly quotes.' I
had to change those to straight quotes. If you use " or ', simple
straight single or double quotes, it will now sort properly.

Third, in response to the request for a 'letter of the alphabet'
selector:
I won't do that, because it's a lot of work.

What I did instead was created a method for searching the start of the
author or title, rather than just anywhere. It was much easier, believe
me, and should give you the same functionality without too much extra
work.

If you put a '%' at the end of a search string (on the usersBrowse and
storiesBrowse pages only), it will search for entries STARTING with
your string. 'M%' searches for authors and/or titles starting with 'm'.
'aRaG%' searches for anything starting with 'arag' (e.g. 'Aragorn').
Case is and has always been ignored.

Since you can sort by ID, author, or title, I decided that the search
should go by whichever you're sorting by. By default, it searches
author, title, and summary. If you're sorting by author, and search for
'm%', it will only show you authors starting with 'm'. This makes sense
to me as a desired behavior. If it is sorted by ID, it will show titles
and authors starting with 'm'.

The same basic behavior works on the members/authors page, but with
nickname/email address, except that there's no way to sort by email
address, so 'm%' will always get nicknames and email addresses starting
with 'm'.

By the way, if you all want, I can change the default sorting behavior
on the stories page. It now sorts by ID, which is essentially
nomination order.
1) Would sorting by author make more sense as a default?
2) Would people wonder why those numbers were there and not sorted
properly?
3) Would it bother anyone but my wife (Elana) to have this list of
unsorted numbers on the page?

Warning: When Ainae loads these updates, there are new strings, so you
may need to reload the language file (link found at top of every page).

As you may have noticed, I can choose to modify the behavior of the
site at any time. There are some things that don't make sense to change
(like things that require big changes to the data structure), because
there's danger of corrupting the database, and there are also these
1000+ stories that use the current data structure, but things like
sorting, filtering, or what data to show, and what column to put it in,
where I'm not editing data, just showing it, are relatively safe to
change. The worst case scenario has us reverting to the previous
version.

My time is somewhat limited, but within reason, just make the
suggestions, and I'll see if I can do them. I'll try to check the
database and update it when I do something, but I can't guarantee that
I will always do that. I do read the MEFAwards and MEFAStaff lists, in
digest mode, but wouldn't mind getting direct emails if you don't want
to bother the whole list with some of this stuff.

If there are any geeks out there who want to discuss geeky details,
feel free to write, too.

Later,
Anthony




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Msg# 4130

Re: Requests Granted Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 02, 2005 - 8:43:17 Topic ID# 4126
Thank you Anthony, for all of your hard work!

Mari

>Hello all,
>
>I've read some of the requests from yesterday's digest (2:26 am on
>5/1), and sent Ainae some updates.
>
>First, there's now a filter on the user's reviews. You can choose
>draft, tentative, final, all, or (tentative and final), and it will
>only show you stories that you have reviewed that fit those status
>choices.
>
>Second, I fixed a sorting issue. There are 3 or 4 stories for which the
>titles are a direct quote, and start with quotation marks. These were
>sorting at the beginning of the list. I figured out how to make them
>sort correctly. There were also a couple with spaces at the beginning
>of the title. These looked right, but didn't sort right. I edited them
>and fixed it. One of the 'quote title' stories had 'curly quotes.' I
>had to change those to straight quotes. If you use " or ', simple
>straight single or double quotes, it will now sort properly.
>
>Third, in response to the request for a 'letter of the alphabet'
>selector:
>I won't do that, because it's a lot of work.
>
>What I did instead was created a method for searching the start of the
>author or title, rather than just anywhere. It was much easier, believe
>me, and should give you the same functionality without too much extra
>work.
>
>If you put a '%' at the end of a search string (on the usersBrowse and
>storiesBrowse pages only), it will search for entries STARTING with
>your string. 'M%' searches for authors and/or titles starting with 'm'.
>'aRaG%' searches for anything starting with 'arag' (e.g. 'Aragorn').
>Case is and has always been ignored.
>
>Since you can sort by ID, author, or title, I decided that the search
>should go by whichever you're sorting by. By default, it searches
>author, title, and summary. If you're sorting by author, and search for
>'m%', it will only show you authors starting with 'm'. This makes sense
>to me as a desired behavior. If it is sorted by ID, it will show titles
>and authors starting with 'm'.
>
>The same basic behavior works on the members/authors page, but with
>nickname/email address, except that there's no way to sort by email
>address, so 'm%' will always get nicknames and email addresses starting
>with 'm'.
>
>By the way, if you all want, I can change the default sorting behavior
>on the stories page. It now sorts by ID, which is essentially
>nomination order.
>1) Would sorting by author make more sense as a default?
>2) Would people wonder why those numbers were there and not sorted
>properly?
>3) Would it bother anyone but my wife (Elana) to have this list of
>unsorted numbers on the page?
>
>Warning: When Ainae loads these updates, there are new strings, so you
>may need to reload the language file (link found at top of every page).
>
>As you may have noticed, I can choose to modify the behavior of the
>site at any time. There are some things that don't make sense to change
>(like things that require big changes to the data structure), because
>there's danger of corrupting the database, and there are also these
>1000+ stories that use the current data structure, but things like
>sorting, filtering, or what data to show, and what column to put it in,
>where I'm not editing data, just showing it, are relatively safe to
>change. The worst case scenario has us reverting to the previous
>version.
>
>My time is somewhat limited, but within reason, just make the
>suggestions, and I'll see if I can do them. I'll try to check the
>database and update it when I do something, but I can't guarantee that
>I will always do that. I do read the MEFAwards and MEFAStaff lists, in
>digest mode, but wouldn't mind getting direct emails if you don't want
>to bother the whole list with some of this stuff.
>
>If there are any geeks out there who want to discuss geeky details,
>feel free to write, too.
>
>Later,
>Anthony
>
>
>
>
>
>Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


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http://www.livejournal.com/users/marigoldg/

Tales of The Red Book
http://www.livejournal.com/users/talesofredbook/

There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4131

Re: Requests Granted Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2005 - 9:13:54 Topic ID# 4126
I have run that update. So click Reload Language File when you login.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa The Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Anthony Holder
> Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 1:15 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Requests Granted
>
> Hello all,
>
> I've read some of the requests from yesterday's digest (2:26
> am on 5/1), and sent Ainae some updates.
>
> First, there's now a filter on the user's reviews. You can
> choose draft, tentative, final, all, or (tentative and
> final), and it will only show you stories that you have
> reviewed that fit those status choices.
>
> Second, I fixed a sorting issue. There are 3 or 4 stories for
> which the titles are a direct quote, and start with quotation
> marks. These were sorting at the beginning of the list. I
> figured out how to make them sort correctly. There were also
> a couple with spaces at the beginning of the title. These
> looked right, but didn't sort right. I edited them and fixed
> it. One of the 'quote title' stories had 'curly quotes.' I
> had to change those to straight quotes. If you use " or ',
> simple straight single or double quotes, it will now sort properly.
>
> Third, in response to the request for a 'letter of the alphabet'
> selector:
> I won't do that, because it's a lot of work.
>
> What I did instead was created a method for searching the
> start of the author or title, rather than just anywhere. It
> was much easier, believe me, and should give you the same
> functionality without too much extra work.
>
> If you put a '%' at the end of a search string (on the
> usersBrowse and storiesBrowse pages only), it will search for
> entries STARTING with your string. 'M%' searches for authors
> and/or titles starting with 'm'.
> 'aRaG%' searches for anything starting with 'arag' (e.g. 'Aragorn').
> Case is and has always been ignored.
>
> Since you can sort by ID, author, or title, I decided that
> the search should go by whichever you're sorting by. By
> default, it searches author, title, and summary. If you're
> sorting by author, and search for 'm%', it will only show you
> authors starting with 'm'. This makes sense to me as a
> desired behavior. If it is sorted by ID, it will show titles
> and authors starting with 'm'.
>
> The same basic behavior works on the members/authors page,
> but with nickname/email address, except that there's no way
> to sort by email address, so 'm%' will always get nicknames
> and email addresses starting with 'm'.
>
> By the way, if you all want, I can change the default sorting
> behavior on the stories page. It now sorts by ID, which is
> essentially nomination order.
> 1) Would sorting by author make more sense as a default?
> 2) Would people wonder why those numbers were there and not
> sorted properly?
> 3) Would it bother anyone but my wife (Elana) to have this
> list of unsorted numbers on the page?
>
> Warning: When Ainae loads these updates, there are new
> strings, so you may need to reload the language file (link
> found at top of every page).
>
> As you may have noticed, I can choose to modify the behavior
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> make sense to change (like things that require big changes to
> the data structure), because there's danger of corrupting the
> database, and there are also these
> 1000+ stories that use the current data structure, but things like
> sorting, filtering, or what data to show, and what column to
> put it in, where I'm not editing data, just showing it, are
> relatively safe to change. The worst case scenario has us
> reverting to the previous version.
>
> My time is somewhat limited, but within reason, just make the
> suggestions, and I'll see if I can do them. I'll try to check
> the database and update it when I do something, but I can't
> guarantee that I will always do that. I do read the MEFAwards
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Msg# 4132

Re: 2004 Story has been re-nominated this year. Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2005 - 9:17:58 Topic ID# 4128
I have withdrawn it.

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> I *knew* I had read this one...
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> Nomination 517 - Eloquent Remembrance by sphinx (just_sphinx
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Msg# 4133

Re: Bad Link in a Nomination Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2005 - 9:22:00 Topic ID# 4125
I found it and fixed it.

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> Are we supposed to put those here?
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> (That new site just has me all in a tizzy of not knowing what to do)
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Msg# 4134

New URL's Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 02, 2005 - 9:47:21 Topic ID# 4134
I nominated these stories, but have found that the website will be moving. The current URL's are still valid, but probably only for a day or so. They have all been moved to a new home already, and I have the new URL's for each nomination. All are works by Llinos. Here they are:

Story 761 Title: A Letter Home (Vignette: Ficlet) Rating: G
Story's Current URL: http://llinos.crickhollow.net/letter_text.html
New URL: http://www.berryarts.com/lizallinos/letter.html

Story 762 Title: Happy Birthday Professor (Poem) Rating: G
Story's Current URL: http://llinos.crickhollow.net/professor.html
New URL: http://www.berryarts.com/lizallinos/professor.html

Story 763 Title: Galadriel's Lay (Poem) Rating: G
Story's Current URL: http://llinos.crickhollow.net/galadriel.html
New URL: http://www.berryarts.com/lizallinos/galadriel.html

Story 786 Title: Promises Promises (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
Story's Current URL: http://llinos.crickhollow.net/promises.html
New URL: http://www.berryarts.com/lizallinos/promises.html

Story 787 Title: Denethor Limericks (Poem) Rating: G
Story's Current URL: http://llinos.crickhollow.net/denethor.html
New URL: http://www.berryarts.com/lizallinos/denethor.html

Do I need to notify anyone else, or just here?

Thanks,

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Msg# 4135

Duplication Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 02, 2005 - 9:52:58 Topic ID# 4135
I noticed that Pearl Took's story is duplicated, story no's 1036 and 1037:

Title: Elanor's Gift (Drabble: Short Story) Rating: G
Story's URL: http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2749&cid=10705
Suggested Award Categories:
Races/Places: Hobbits
Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Suggested SubCategories: Shire

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Msg# 4136

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-1-2005 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2005 - 11:00:06 Topic ID# 4136
Update:
Total Nominations: 986!
Withdrawn: 64
Completed: 829!


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Story ID: 989 ∑ Eclipsed by the Moon
Author: EdorasLass ∑ (Vignette) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: A kitchen maid in the Meduseld watches the object of her
affections. It is not who you might think i ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 996 ∑ Shining Black
Author: Salsify ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: Words and events often have more than one possible
interpretation. Eol's version of the events relat ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1012 ∑ Wisdom Long Obscured
Author: just_sphinx ∑ (Vignette) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: As Aragorn mourns Gandalf's fall, words from an equally
esteemed, but often neglected, Elf Lord comf ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1020 ∑ Uninvited
Author: just_sphinx ∑ (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: In Mandos, Maedhros searches for someone, and realizes that
invitations arenít always necessary.
Nominated by: just_sphinx
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Story ID: 642 ∑ A Gardener's Tale
Author: Elentari Greenwood ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Events in the life of Samwise Gamgee, in his later days.
Nominated by: sulriel
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Story ID: 1021 ∑ AnessŽ
Author: just_sphinx ∑ (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: ĎAfter nameí. Dior arrives in Menegroth after the passing of
Elu Thingol, and recieves more than the ...
Nominated by: just_sphinx
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Story ID: 1039 ∑ Campdům and Lufian
Author: Drake/Eokat CoAuthors ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: R
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: When a rider returns to his home....what is awaiting him
there? How does the ordinary Eorlinga live ...
Nominated by: Leaward
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Story ID: 1022 ∑ Twilight
Author: Acacea ∑ (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: A little conversation at Osgiliath - a much delayed entry for
the snapshot challenge based on Starli ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1011 ∑ Wisdom's Thrall
Author: Mouse ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: Silmarillion- and Unfinished Tales-based. Where draws the
line between man and animal, between intel ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Msg# 4137

Re: Duplication Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 02, 2005 - 11:58:29 Topic ID# 4135
Thanks. I've withdrawn the second one.

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> Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005 9:53 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Duplication
>
> I noticed that Pearl Took's story is duplicated, story no's
> 1036 and 1037:
>
> Title: Elanor's Gift (Drabble: Short Story) Rating: G
> Story's URL:
> http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=2749&cid=10705
> Suggested Award Categories:
> Races/Places: Hobbits
> Books/Time: Post-Ring War
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Msg# 4138

Re: Requests Granted Posted by Cats and Werecats May 02, 2005 - 12:25:04 Topic ID# 4126
I second that!

Thanks, Anthony!

Werecat


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Msg# 4139

Re: New URL's Posted by Laura May 02, 2005 - 12:35:37 Topic ID# 4134
-- MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:
>> I nominated these stories, but have found that the website will be
>> moving. The current URL's are still valid, but probably only for a
>> day or so. They have all been moved to a new home already, and I
>> have the new URL's for each nomination. All are works by Llinos.
>> Here they are:

Thanks, Mari! I'm Llinos's liason, so I went in and changed the urls. They should all be pointing to the new website now. Llinos warned me that some urls would be changing but hadn't specified which. We should be good now.

Thundera



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Msg# 4140

Re: New URL's Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 02, 2005 - 12:54:49 Topic ID# 4134
Thanks Thundera!

Mari

>
>-- MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:
>>> I nominated these stories, but have found that the website will be
>>> moving. The current URL's are still valid, but probably only for a
>>> day or so. They have all been moved to a new home already, and I
>>> have the new URL's for each nomination. All are works by Llinos.
>>> Here they are:
>
>Thanks, Mari! I'm Llinos's liason, so I went in and changed the urls. They should all be pointing to the new website now. Llinos warned me that some urls would be changing but hadn't specified which. We should be good now.
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4141

viability report - 01 May 2005 Posted by Marta Layton May 02, 2005 - 14:11:48 Topic ID# 4141
Check the List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/database/
Read the Manual: http://home.earthlink.net/~ainae/mefa/
Nominate a Story:
http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=index

BT: Post-Ring War [62/51]
BT: Post-Ring War/Drabble [29/20]
+++ BT: Post-Ring War/Poetry [1/1]
+++ BT: Post-Ring War/WIP [3/3]

BT: The Hobbit [10/7]
BT: The Hobbit/Drabble [5/3]
+++ BT: The Hobbit/Poetry [1/1]

BT: The Lord of the Rings [82/61]
BT: The Lord of the Rings/Drabble [33/18]
BT: The Lord of the Rings/Poetry [6/3]
+++ BT: The Lord of the Rings/WIP [3/3]

BT: The Silmarillion [25/20]
BT: The Silmarillion/Drabble [5/5]
BT: The Silmarillion/Poetry [9/7]

Gr: Adventure [10/8]
+++ Gr: Adventure/WIP [1/1]

Gr: Alternative Universe [12/10]
+++ Gr: Alternative Universe/Drabble [2/2]
+++ Gr: Alternative Universe/WIP [1/1]

Gr: Crossover [7/7]
Gr: Crossover/Poetry [5/4]

Gr: Drama [46/39]
Gr: Drama/Drabble [20/16]
+++ Gr: Drama/Poetry [2/2]
+++ Gr: Drama/WIP [3/3]

+++ Gr: Horror [4/4]

Gr: Humor [41/33]
Gr: Humor/Drabble [7/6]
Gr: Humor/Poetry [12/11]

Gr: Movieverse [11/10]
+++ Gr: Movieverse/Poetry [1/1]

Gr: Mystery [7/7]

Gr: Nonfiction [14/11]
+++ Gr: Nonfiction/WIP [1/1]

Gr: Romance [17/16]
Gr: Romance/Drabble [8/6]
Gr: Romance/Poetry [8/7]
Gr: Romance/WIP [5/5]

RP: Cross-cultural [37/28]
RP: Cross-cultural/Drabble [12/7]
+++ RP: Cross-cultural/Poetry [2/2]
+++ RP: Cross-cultural/WIP [3/3]

RP: Dwarves [6/6]
+++ RP: Dwarves/Drabble [3/3]
+++ RP: Dwarves/Poetry [2/1]

RP: Elves [27/21]
RP: Elves/Drabble [8/6]
+++ RP: Elves/WIP [1/1]

RP: Hobbits [35/25]
RP: Hobbits/Drabble [9/5]
RP: Hobbits/Poetry [5/3]
+++ RP: Hobbits/WIP [2/2]

RP: Men [46/27]
RP: Men/Drabbles [24/13]
RP: Men/Poetry [16/9]
+++ RP: Men/WIP [1/1]

RP: Villains [16/14]
RP: Villains/Drabble [6/5]
RP: Villains/Poetry [5/3]

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Msg# 4142

will be away from computer Posted by Marta Layton May 02, 2005 - 23:39:59 Topic ID# 4142
Hey guys,

I will be out of town, starting tomorrow morning and probably until
late afternoon tomorrow, and I'm not sure whether I'll have computer
access. So if you don't hear from me for a few days, that's why. :-)

See you guys Wednesday night.

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Msg# 4143

CoAuthor Groups, "Stories I Have Not Reviewed" Posted by Anthony Holder May 02, 2005 - 23:58:48 Topic ID# 4143
Hello all,

I fixed the CoAuthor Group problem. I guess I tested that mostly with
an admin, because it worked fine for Ainae, but not for a regular user.

Also, I added 'Have Not Reviewed' to the review status filter. When I
looked at Marta's database, I saw the 'Not' that I somehow had missed
before. I think the options now will be sufficient for everybody.

I sent the fixes to Ainae, and she'll install them sometime soon. You
may have to reload the language file again.

Good night!
Anthony

Msg# 4144

Testing Final Category Assignments Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 03, 2005 - 14:22:48 Topic ID# 4144
I'll be testing assigning Final Categories for a bit. So if you see a story
that says it has a Final CAtegory assignment or whatever, don't worry. Just
me testing. Once we're done testing, we'll reset them all until Check
Ballot Season.

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Msg# 4145

Is Stories of Arda down? Posted by Larian May 03, 2005 - 14:31:54 Topic ID# 4145
I've tried getting to stories at SoA for the last two or three days
and I either get timed out or page not available...is it just me or
is the site having problems?

Msg# 4146

Re: Is Stories of Arda down? Posted by Larian May 03, 2005 - 22:43:37 Topic ID# 4145
Never mind. I found out it was my ISP....got there but had to switch
to a proxy server...

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Larian" <larian_elensar@y...> wrote:
> I've tried getting to stories at SoA for the last two or three days
> and I either get timed out or page not available...is it just me or
> is the site having problems?

Msg# 4147

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-3-2005 #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2005 - 12:18:18 Topic ID# 4147
Forgot to do this for a few days:

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Story ID: 1028 ∑ Flowers in His hair
Author: LKK ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Humor
Story Summary: Some conversations arenít meant to be overheard.
Nominated by: Leaward
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Story ID: 1027 ∑ A Circlet of Orange Flowers
Author: LKK ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Humor
Story Summary: A few hours after an accidentally overheard conversation in
Mirkwood.
Nominated by: Leaward
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Story ID: 1026 ∑ What his Heart Spoke
Author: LKK ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: Thranduil receives a letter of farewell that forces him to
face another equally painful good-bye.
Nominated by: Leaward
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Story ID: 1032 ∑ The Prodigal Took
Author: Lulleny ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: From Return of the King: "Pippin rode off with half a dozen
lads on ponies. 'See you soon!' he ...
Nominated by: Dreamflower
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Story ID: 1043 ∑ The Doom of Mandos
Author: quirky_orthodox ∑ (Work In Progress) Rating: R
First Suggested Category: Genres: Alternate Universe
Story Summary: Galadriel betrays the Fellowship and attempts to take the
ring from Frodo. Celeborn is forced to act ...
Nominated by: Rhapsody
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Story ID: 1044 ∑ Foresight
Author: quirky_orthodox ∑ (Vignette) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Genres: Movie-verse
Story Summary: Haldir seeks permission from the Lord of Lothlorien to leave
for Helm's Deep.
Nominated by: Rhapsody
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Story ID: 977 ∑ Purple Prose
Author: Aratlithiel ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Humor
Story Summary: Frodo is a bit more foul-mouthed than he'd have us think.
Nominated by: Beruthiel
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Story ID: 991 ∑ In Defense of Denethor: A Closer Look at Peter Jacksonís
Misrepresentation
Author: Cadiliniel ∑ (Non-Fiction) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Non-Fiction
Story Summary: An essay looking at the difference in character of book! and
movie!Denethor.
Nominated by: Ellisande
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Story ID: 992 ∑ Not Remembered
Author: Cadiliniel ∑ (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Men
Story Summary: A drabble about the return of Aragorn.
Nominated by: Ellisande
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Story ID: 719 ∑ We Who Remain
Author: Elvenesse ∑ (Vignette) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Men
Story Summary: A vignette on a young girl of Rohan as she returns home at
the end of the war. (Vignette)
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 328 ∑ Fighting the Long Defeat
Author: Elvenesse ∑ (Poem) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: Elrond's thoughts during the War of the Ring (a villanelle).
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 717 ∑ The City of Stone
Author: Elvenesse ∑ (Poem) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: Two sonnets detailing Aredhel's thoughts just before she
leaves Gondolin, and later as she flees fro ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 720 ∑ Who Wouldn't Be a Ranger?
Author: Elvenesse ∑ (Poem) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Humor
Story Summary: Something a group of Rangers may have sung around the
campfire at night. Or even as an, um, encourag ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 718 ∑ Seeking West
Author: Elvenesse ∑ (Poem) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: Ešrendil sought Valinor in an attempt to gain help for the
beleaguered people of Middle-earth. Still ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 716 ∑ Arwen, My Love
Author: Elvenesse ∑ (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: A young Aragorn must have tried to put his feelings for Arwen
into writing after first meeting her - ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1035 ∑ Love and Healing
Author: pippinfan88 ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Minas Tirith receives a bit of healing through the
restoration process; Pippin receives a bit of hea ...
Nominated by: pearltook1
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Story ID: 1040 ∑ The Byrdings
Author: pippinfan88 ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Pippin leaves his babyhood behind and becomes a faunt. Pearl
encourages Merry to participate in the ...
Nominated by: pearltook1
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Story ID: 1024 ∑ Time and Times and Half a Time
Author: Honesty ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: R
First Suggested Category: Genres: Horror
Story Summary: Legolas, captured by Saruman, discovers *exactly* how Orcs
were made; and Gimli must keep a vigil h ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1038 ∑ Payment Put Off
Author: pippinfan88 ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: From the battle at the Black Gate, a young spirit approaches
the Grey Curtain.
Nominated by: pearltook1
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Msg# 4148

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-3-2005 #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2005 - 12:20:07 Topic ID# 4148
Update:

Total Nominations: 1005
Withdrawn: 67
Completed: 856

Story ID: 1056 . History Lessons
Author: Nilmandra . (Story: Epic) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: Elladan and Elrohir learn the history of the first age from
Glorfindel and others who lived through ...
Nominated by: daw the minstrel
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Story ID: 1010 . In Absentia
Author: Zimraphel . (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural
Story Summary: Year after year, Valandil returns to the Gladden Fields to
try to recover his father Isildur's remai ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1057 . History Lessons: The Second Age
Author: Nilmandra . (Story: Epic) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: The year is III 253, and the children of Elrond have their
own adventures, intermixed with stories o ...
Nominated by: daw the minstrel
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Story ID: 1053 . Shipwright
Author: Berzerker Prime . (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: A great weight has fallen upon the Lord of Mithlond. He must
pass it to another or the west shall f ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1055 . May the Valar Protect Them
Author: Nilmandra . (Story: Novel) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: This is the story of Legolas and the amazing circumstances
set around his birth and early life.
Nominated by: daw the minstrel
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Story ID: 1025 . That Which Remains
Author: mir_noldoris . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: The Ringbearers pass from Middle-earth, and those who love
them are left behind.
Nominated by: Marta
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--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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# 4149

I meant 5-4-2005 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 04, 2005 - 12:20:26 Topic ID# 4149
Oops.

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MEFA Admin and Founder

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
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Msg# 4150

viability report - 04 May 2005 Posted by Marta Layton May 04, 2005 - 19:49:26 Topic ID# 4150
I'm back!

Check the List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/database/
Read the Manual: http://home.earthlink.net/~ainae/mefa/
Nominate a Story:
http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=index

BT: Post-Ring War [63/52]
BT: Post-Ring War/Drabble [29/20]
+++ BT: Post-Ring War/Poetry [1/1]
+++ BT: Post-Ring War/WIP [3/3

BT: The Hobbit [10/7]
BT: The Hobbit/Drabble [5/3]
+++ BT: The Hobbit/Poetry [1/1]

BT: The Lord of the Rings [86/64]
BT: The Lord of the Rings/Drabble [33/18]
BT: The Lord of the Rings/Poetry [6/3]
+++ BT: The Lord of the Rings/WIP [3/3]

BT: The Silmarillion [28/22]
BT: The Silmarillion/Drabble [5/5]
BT: The Silmarillion/Poetry [11/8]

Gr: Adventure [10/8]
+++ Gr: Adventure [1/1]

Gr: Alternative Universe [12/10]
+++ Gr: Alternative Universe/Drabble [2/2]
+++ Gr: Alternative Universe/WIP [2/2]

Gr: Crossover [7/7]
Gr: Crossover/Poetry [5/4]

Gr: Drama [47/40]
Gr: Drama/Drabble [20/16]
+++ Gr: Drama/Poetry [2/2]
+++ Gr: Drama/WIP [3/3]

Gr: Horror [5/5]

Gr: Humor [43/34]
Gr: Humor/Drabble [6/7]
Gr: Humor/Poetry [13/12]

Gr: Movieverse [12/11]
+++ Gr: Movieverse/Poetry [1/1]

Gr: Mystery [7/7]

Gr: Nonfiction [15/12]
+++ Gr: Nonfiction [1/1]

Gr: Romance [18/17]
Gr: Romance/Drabble [8/6]
Gr: Romance/Poetry [8/7]
Gr: Romance/WIP [5/5]

RP: Cross-cultural [38/29]
RP: Cross-cultural/Drabble [12/7]
+++ RP: Cross-cultural/Poetry [2/2]
+++ RP: Cross-cultural/WIP [3/3]

RP: Dwarves [6/6]
+++ RP: Dwarves/Drabble [3/3]
+++ RP: Dwarves/Poetry [2/2]

RP: Elves [28/22]
RP: Elves/Drabble [8/6]
+++ RP: Elves/Poetry [1/1]
+++ RP: Elves/WIP [1/1]

RP: Hobbits [35/24]
RP: Hobbits/Drabble [9/5]
RP: Hobbits/Poetry [5/3]
+++ RP: Hobbits/WIP [2/2]

RP: Men [47/29]
RP: Men/Drabbles [25/14]
RP: Men/Poetry [16/9]
+++ RP: Men/WIP [1/1]

RP: Villains [16/14]
RP: Villains/Drabble [6/5]
RP: Villains/Poetry [5/3]

Marta
*****
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Msg# 4151

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-5-2005 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 05, 2005 - 10:56:49 Topic ID# 4151
Update:

Total Nominations: 1016
Withdrawn: 67
Completed Nominations: 871!

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 997 . The Mirror of Angelica
Author: Salsify . (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: For his 111th birthday, Bilbo gave young Angelica Baggins a
convex mirror to tease her about her v ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1036 . Elanor's Gift
Author: pearltook1 . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Each year the remaining Travellers gather to for a special
meeting. One year, Elanor's curiosity ge ...
Nominated by: pippinfan88
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Story ID: 1006 . The Last Fight
Author: Nickey . (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Horror
Story Summary: On the Barrow-downs, ghosts of the past haunt the fog, as
Merry faces the Barrow Wight.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1033 . Small
Author: pearltook1 . (Drabble: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Pippin makes an important discovery with the help of a wee
bird.
Nominated by: pippinfan88
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Story ID: 1034 . More Than Cousins
Author: pearltook1 . (Story: Novella) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: A tender story about the deep, abiding love between
extraordinary friends.
Nominated by: pippinfan88
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Story ID: 1005 . When Last We Met
Author: Nickey . (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural
Story Summary: When Frodo lies ill in Rivendell, who is to say that members
of the Fellowship did not meet before t ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1029 . Heart's Desire
Author: Nickey . (Story: Short Story) Rating: R
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: In Crickhollow, after Frodo leaves, Merry sits and thinks too
much, as usual...A sequel to 'Mind Gam ...
Nominated by: Marigold
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Story ID: 1050 . Reflections
Author: Eokat . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Eomer's thoughts of the past flow through his mind following
a post-war visit to Helm's Deep....but ...
Nominated by: Leaward
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Story ID: 1046 . Guilt
Author: Eokat . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: An heir to the throne of Rohan is imminent. For its King this
is a time of reflection....and guilt
Nominated by: Leaward
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Story ID: 1049 . Courage
Author: Eokat . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: How hard can seeking a proposal be? Eomer, although mighty
King and warrior he may be, struggles wit ...
Nominated by: Leaward
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Story ID: 899 . All For Her
Author: SoundOfHorns . (Work In Progress: Novel) Rating: R
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: A story in which Faramir, genteel Prince of Ithilien, rides
like an old woman, blushes like a maid a ...
Nominated by: Elendiari22
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Story ID: 1045 . Home Indeed
Author: Eokat . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: After a hard patrol Eomer enjoys his homecoming..... and
being reunited with his family.
Nominated by: Leaward
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Story ID: 1048 . Novice Rider
Author: Eokat . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: Eomer teaches Lothiriel to ride, much to his dismay. What
does Firefoot think of this?
Nominated by: Leaward
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Story ID: 1047 . Confessions in the Dark
Author: Eokat . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: Eomer and Lothiriel reluctently agree to marriage
negotiations, Eowyn and Faramir agree to help them ...
Nominated by: Leaward
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Story ID: 1052 . To Live Another Day
Author: Kasmi Kassim . (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Standing alone among blood and ruins, a tormented Aragorn
questions a dear friend about the worth of ...
Nominated by: Thundera Tiger
-----------------------------------------------------------------

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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# 4152

Question Posted by ZeDrippyVessel@aol.com May 05, 2005 - 11:22:04 Topic ID# 451
From the Desk of her Royal Majesty, the Slappity Queen

I had a fic nominated for a MEFA. Although I went through the confirmation
process and what not last weekend, at the site beside my name, all it says is
"MEFA" and no fic, author, or anything. Just wondering if it takes a while to
get that taken care of...

Zee

Official Owner of Gamling's Drinking Horn
Official Owner of Haldir's Armor Buckles
Official Owner of Snape's Pocket Lint
Owner of the Save the Blue Whales of Rohan Brothel
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Msg# 4153

viability report - 05 May 2005 Posted by Marta Layton May 05, 2005 - 13:46:55 Topic ID# 4153
Check the List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/database/
Read the Manual: http://home.earthlink.net/~ainae/mefa/
Nominate a Story:
http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=index

BT: Post-Ring War [65/54]
BT: Post-Ring War/Drabble [28/19]
+++ BT: Post-Ring War/Poetry [1/1]
+++ BT: Post-Ring War/WIP [4/4]

BT: The Hobbit [10/7]
BT: The Hobbit [5/3]
+++ BT: The Hobbit/Poetry [1/1]

BT: The Lord of the Rings [86/64]
BT: The Lord of the Rings/Drabble [33/18]
BT: The Lord of the Rings/Poetry [6/3]
+++ BT: The Lord of the Rings/WIP [3/3]

BT: The Silmarillion [28/22]
BT: The Silmarillion/Drabble [5/5]
BT: The Silmarillion/Poetry [11/8]

Gr: Adventure [10/8]
+++ Gr: Adventure/WIP [1/1]

Gr: Alternative Universe [12/10]
+++ Gr: Alternative Universe/Drabble [2/2]
+++ Gr: Alternative Universe/WIP [2/2]

Gr: Crossover [7/7]
Gr: Crossover/Poetry [5/4]

Gr: Drama [51/43]
Gr: Drama/Drabble [20/16]
+++ Gr: Drama/Poetry [2/2]
+++ Gr: Drama/WIP [3/3]

Gr: Horror [6/5]

Gr: Humor [44/35]
Gr: Humor/Drabble [7/6]
Gr: Humor/Poetry [13/12]

Gr: Movieverse [12/11]
+++ Gr: Movieverse/poetry [1/1]

Gr: Mystery [7/7]

Gr: Nonfiction [15/12]
+++ Gr: Nonfiction/WIP [1/1]

Gr: Romance [22/19]
Gr: Romance/Drabble [8/6]
Gr: Romance/Poetry [8/7]
Gr: Romance/WIP [5/5]

RP: Cross-cultural [38/39]
RP: Cross-cultural/Drabble [12/7]
+++ RP: Cross-cultural/Poetry [2/2]
+++ RP: Cross-cultural/WIP [3/3]

RP: Dwarves [6/6]
+++ RP: Dwarves/Drabbles [3/3]
+++ RP: Dwarves/Poetry [2/1]

RP: Elves [28/22]
RP: Elves/Drabble [8/6]
+++ RP: Elves/Poetry [1/1]
+++ RP: Elves/WIP [1/1]

RP: Hobbits [37/25]
RP: Hobbits/Drabble [10/6]
RP: Hobbits/Poetry [5/5]
+++ RP: Hobbits/WIP [2/2]

RP: Men [47/29]
RP: Men/Drabbles [25/14]
RP: Men/Poetry [16/9]
RP: Men/WIP [1/1]

RP: Villains [16/14]
RP: Villains/Drabble [6/5]
RP: Villains/Poetry [5/3]

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Msg# 4154

Another Question : ) Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 05, 2005 - 14:44:59 Topic ID# 4154
I'm wondering if there is a listing of the stories where the author has declined the nomination, so that they are not renominated by anyone?

Mari

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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4155

Re: Another Question : ) Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 05, 2005 - 14:53:16 Topic ID# 4154
Those should be listed in the Ineligible Stories database on the YahooGroups
site. I Do a search for the author and you'll see which stories are listed
as ineligible and why.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of MarigoldCotton@aol.com
> Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 2:45 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Another Question : )
>
> I'm wondering if there is a listing of the stories where the
> author has declined the nomination, so that they are not
> renominated by anyone?
>
> Mari
>
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> www.berryarts.com/marigold
>
> Marigold's Recommendations Page
> http://www.geocities.com/marigoldsrecommendations/
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> http://www.livejournal.com/users/marigoldg/
>
> Tales of The Red Book
> http://www.livejournal.com/users/talesofredbook/
>
> There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up
> in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile.
> The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the
> forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft,
> clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the
> Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light
> and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.
>
> Sam, in Mordor, RoTK
>
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Msg# 4156

Re: Question Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 05, 2005 - 14:53:48 Topic ID# 451
This question was answered off-list.

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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of ZeDrippyVessel@aol.com
> Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 11:18 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Question
>
> From the Desk of her Royal Majesty, the Slappity Queen
>
> I had a fic nominated for a MEFA. Although I went through
> the confirmation process and what not last weekend, at the
> site beside my name, all it says is "MEFA" and no fic,
> author, or anything. Just wondering if it takes a while to
> get that taken care of...
>
> Zee
>
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> Haldir's Armor Buckles Official Owner of Snape's Pocket Lint
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Msg# 4157

Re: Another Question : ) Posted by Marta Layton May 05, 2005 - 15:00:08 Topic ID# 4154
On 5 May 2005, at 15:44, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:

> I'm wondering if there is a listing of the stories where the author
> has declined the nomination, so that they are not renominated by
> anyone?
>
> Mari
>

Hi Mari,

Check out the "ineligible" database at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mefawards/database/ . This is where we
put all stories that were nominated last year, and also the ones we
have withdrawn this year.

You should search for the author's name, not the stories. Some authors
have asked that *all* of their stories not be included in the awards,
so searching for the title won't turn this up.

Marta
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Msg# 4158

Re: Another Question : ) Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 05, 2005 - 15:04:59 Topic ID# 4154
Thanks!

Mari


>Those should be listed in the Ineligible Stories database on the YahooGroups
>site. †I Do a search for the author and you'll see which stories are listed
>as ineligible and why.
>
>--Ainaechoiriel
>MEFA Admin and Founder
>
>"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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>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of MarigoldCotton@aol.com
>> Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 2:45 PM
>> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>> Subject: [MEFAwards] Another Question : )
>>
>> I'm wondering if there is a listing of the stories where the
>> author has declined the nomination, so that they are not
>> renominated by anyone?
>>
>> Mari
>>
>> --
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>> www.berryarts.com/marigold
>>
>> Marigold's Recommendations Page
>> http://www.geocities.com/marigoldsrecommendations/
>>
>> Marigold's Live Journal
>> http://www.livejournal.com/users/marigoldg/
>>
>> Tales of The Red Book
>> http://www.livejournal.com/users/talesofredbook/
>>
>> There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up
>> in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile.
>> The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the
>> forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft,
>> clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the
>> Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light
>> and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.
>>
>> Sam, in Mordor, RoTK
>>
>>
>>
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Tales of The Red Book
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4159

Yet Another Question, lol : ) Posted by merrygoldgamgee May 05, 2005 - 15:32:05 Topic ID# 4159
Is the the Ineligible stories database up to date? One reason I wanted
to check it was because I nominated a story that stayed on my list as
Incomplete, then it disappeared a few days ago and the author has
disappeared from the author listing. I thought perhaps she declined the
nomination, but thought that I had better make sure in case it is some
sort of glitch.

When I checked the Ineligible stories list just now, that story and
author are not on it, or am I just missing it? The story in question is:

Wizards Sleep With Their Eyes Open by Magickalmolly
http://www.livejournal.com/users/magickalmolly/482198.html

Thanks!

Mari

Msg# 4160

Re: Yet Another Question, lol : ) Posted by Marta Layton May 05, 2005 - 15:41:23 Topic ID# 4159
Hi Mari,

Whenever I've withdrawn a story I add it to the ineligible database
immediately. Of course I can't speak for anyone but myself, but the
database should be reasonably up-to-date.

I'm not magickalmolly's liaison, and since she's no longer an author I
can't look up who was her liaison. But I've forwarded your email to the
staff list, and hopefully someone who knows what happened will speak
up. I'll let you know as soon as anyone explains what happened.

Thanks,
Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Msg# 4161

Re: Yet Another Question, lol : ) Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 05, 2005 - 16:03:04 Topic ID# 4159
Thanks Marta! If she doesn't want to participate that's fine, but I'd hate for her to miss out if she wanted to participate and it is a glitch of some sort... : )

Mari



>Hi Mari,
>
>Whenever I've withdrawn a story I add it to the ineligible database
>immediately. Of course I can't speak for anyone but myself, but the
>database should be reasonably up-to-date.
>
>I'm not magickalmolly's liaison, and since she's no longer an author I
>can't look up who was her liaison. But I've forwarded your email to the
>staff list, and hopefully someone who knows what happened will speak
>up. I'll let you know as soon as anyone explains what happened.
>
>Thanks,
>Marta
>*****
>On the other hand, you have different fingers.
>
>
>
>
>
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Msg# 4162

Re: question for anthony Posted by Anthony Holder May 05, 2005 - 22:30:36 Topic ID# 4162
Naresha,

The code is currently ignoring the changes you're trying to make
(adding MEFA Member status). I've fixed it, and will send it to Ainae
the next time I update.

I'm in the middle of some other changes that are more complicated, in
preparation for checkballots season, so it may be a couple of days
before I send it.

Later,
Anthony

Msg# 4163

Change in procedure for some nominators Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 05, 2005 - 22:43:57 Topic ID# 4163
As of this instant, I will no longer accept author permissions gathered by
nominators. Why because I have enough work to do already without having to
look up authors whose names in their e-mails to the nominator forwarded to
me doesn't match up to any of the names on the Author list, making double
the work for me. And I have an unreliable memory anyway. So a question
comes up asking why so and so's nominations aren't complete when the
nominator forwarded the information to me. Now I have to sift through my
inbox, opening every e-mail from that nominator to find this one author and
oh, while I'm at it I should check all the others because I can't remember
if I did them or not. And then I have to guess at the author's name. This
does not make me happy.

Besides, unless the nominator tells the author every bit of information they
are going to put in the nomination (categories, length, rating, subcategory
suggestions, etc.) the author's simple "okay" isn't enough to make the
nomination complete.

So, from now on, leave it to the Author Liaisons. It's what they
volunteered to do anyway.

There are moments when I'm dictatorial. This is one of them.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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# 4164

Re: question for anthony Posted by Naresha May 06, 2005 - 10:16:40 Topic ID# 4162
Thanks Anthony! Good to know that it wasn't just
me! :-P *waits patiently*

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Msg# 4165

sorting problem on MEFA site? Posted by Kathy May 06, 2005 - 13:15:39 Topic ID# 4165
Hi, I wonder if anyone else is having this problem: On the MEFA 2005
site, if I select a story category like "Hobbits," the filter brings
me
to the first of 3 pages. But if I click on page 2 or "next," it
jumps
to page 2 of the entire story list. No matter what I try, I can't
get
to page 2 or 3 of the Hobbit stories.
Am I missing a step somewhere? I had no problem with this before,
just
in the last few days...
thanks,
Kathy

Msg# 4166

Re: sorting problem on MEFA site? Posted by Marta Layton May 06, 2005 - 13:33:32 Topic ID# 4165
On 6 May 2005, at 14:14, Kathy wrote:

> Hi, I wonder if anyone else is having this problem: On the MEFA 2005
> site, if I select a story category like "Hobbits," the filter brings
> me
> to the first of 3 pages.† But if I click on page 2 or "next," it
> jumps
> to page 2 of the entire story list.† No matter what I try, I can't
> get
> to page 2 or 3 of the Hobbit stories.
> Am I missing a step somewhere?† I had no problem with this before,
> just
> in the last few days...
> thanks,
> Kathy
>
>

Hmm, I haven't had that problem. Interesting. I'll let Anthony provide
a "technical" answer because I really don't have one. But if you like
you can change the number of entries per page to "all", and this should
display all the hobbit stories on one page (instead of 25 to a page).

Btw, I finally was able to reply to your review of my story "Until the
King Returns" at SOA. Thanks for your patience.

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.


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Msg# 4167

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-6-2005 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 06, 2005 - 14:17:26 Topic ID# 4167
Update:

Total Nominations: 1032
Withdrawn: 67
Completed: 885!

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 713 ∑ On Hither Shores
Author: Ellisande ∑ (Vignette) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: What happens to mortals when they die? Do they just pass into
shadows or can they choose to linger?
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1065 ∑ Silent Memory
Author: Ellisande ∑ (Poem) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Denethor's POV. Angst, doubt and foreshadowing. Two
not-quite-Villanelles for Finduilas.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1064 ∑ Requiem
Author: Ellisande ∑ (Poem) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: A nameless Rohirrim bard's lament for his home and his people
torn apart by war. Inspired by Tolkien ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1062 ∑ Disobedience
Author: Ellisande ∑ (Poem) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: ďBut it seemed to men that she withered in the guarded city,
as a flower of the seaward vales set up ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 712 ∑ Haudh-en-Elleth
Author: Ellisande ∑ (Poem) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: Tķrin learns of the death of Finduilas of Nargothrond.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 620 ∑ Legolas of Mirkwood, Prince Among Equals
Author: Ellen Brundige ∑ (Non-Fiction) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Genres: Non-Fiction
Story Summary: An essay piecing together Legolas\' unusual upbringing and
family history from Tolkien\'s lesser-kno ...
Nominated by: tyellas
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1007 ∑ Shards of Memory
Author: Ellisande ∑ (Vignette) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: Six snapshot looks at the relationship between Tķrin Turambar
and Finduilas of Nargothrond. Finduila ...
Nominated by: Marta
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1067 ∑ My Girl
Author: Havetoist ∑ (Poem) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: Ecthelion of the Fountains stands to defend the King and give
those fleeing time to escape. Among th ...
Nominated by: marcianightengale
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Msg# 4168

Re: sorting problem on MEFA site? Posted by Kathy May 06, 2005 - 14:41:23 Topic ID# 4165
Thanks Marta. Actually I did try changing the number of entries per
page to "all," but it just gave me ALL the stories on the site! So
something is definitely wrong...or I'm doing something wrong.

Kathy

p.s. - Yep, saw your reply. I agree, the moral issues Tolkien raises--
e.g., on the nature of evil--are one of the most fascinating aspects
of
LOTR.

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:
>
> On 6 May 2005, at 14:14, Kathy wrote:
>
> > Hi, I wonder if anyone else is having this problem: On the MEFA
2005
> > site, if I select a story category like "Hobbits," the filter
brings
> > me
> > to the first of 3 pages.† But if I click on page 2 or "next,"
it
> > jumps
> > to page 2 of the entire story list.† No matter what I try, I
can't
> > get
> > to page 2 or 3 of the Hobbit stories.
> > Am I missing a step somewhere?† I had no problem with this
before,
> > just
> > in the last few days...
> > thanks,
> > Kathy
> >
> >
>
> Hmm, I haven't had that problem. Interesting. I'll let Anthony
provide
> a "technical" answer because I really don't have one. But if you
like
> you can change the number of entries per page to "all", and this
should
> display all the hobbit stories on one page (instead of 25 to a
page).
>
> Btw, I finally was able to reply to your review of my story "Until
the
> King Returns" at SOA. Thanks for your patience.
>
> Marta
> *****
> On the other hand, you have different fingers.
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 4169

Re: sorting problem on MEFA site? Posted by Larian Elensar May 06, 2005 - 15:06:19 Topic ID# 4165
Kathy,

I was having the same trouble the other night...it would only show the first
page of multipage sorts.

And in fact, I just tried it...put Elves in the first category, said there were
56 entries, I tried to go to page 2 and it showed all the entries again
(1033)....


So it's not just you...


--- Kathy <inkling-tcbs@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Thanks Marta. Actually I did try changing the number of entries per
> page to "all," but it just gave me ALL the stories on the site! So
> something is definitely wrong...or I'm doing something wrong.
>
> Kathy
>
> p.s. - Yep, saw your reply. I agree, the moral issues Tolkien raises--
> e.g., on the nature of evil--are one of the most fascinating aspects
> of
> LOTR.
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:
> >
> > On 6 May 2005, at 14:14, Kathy wrote:
> >
> > > Hi, I wonder if anyone else is having this problem: On the MEFA
> 2005
> > > site, if I select a story category like "Hobbits," the filter
> brings
> > > me
> > > to the first of 3 pages. But if I click on page 2 or "next,"
> it
> > > jumps
> > > to page 2 of the entire story list. No matter what I try, I
> can't
> > > get
> > > to page 2 or 3 of the Hobbit stories.
> > > Am I missing a step somewhere? I had no problem with this
> before,
> > > just
> > > in the last few days...
> > > thanks,
> > > Kathy
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Hmm, I haven't had that problem. Interesting. I'll let Anthony
> provide
> > a "technical" answer because I really don't have one. But if you
> like
> > you can change the number of entries per page to "all", and this
> should
> > display all the hobbit stories on one page (instead of 25 to a
> page).
> >
> > Btw, I finally was able to reply to your review of my story "Until
> the
> > King Returns" at SOA. Thanks for your patience.
> >
> > Marta
> > *****
> > On the other hand, you have different fingers.
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
>

Msg# 4170

viability report - 06 May 2005 Posted by Marta Layton May 06, 2005 - 15:23:34 Topic ID# 4170
Check the List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/database/
Read the Manual: http://home.earthlink.net/~ainae/mefa/
Nominate a Story:
http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=index

BT: Post-Ring War [65/53]
BT: Post-Ring War/Drabble [29/20]
+++ BT: Post-Ring War/Poetry [1/1]
+++ BT: Post-Ring War/WIP [4/4]

BT: The Hobbit [10/7]
BT: The Hobbit/Drabble [5/3]
+++ BT: The Hobbit/Poetry [1/1]

BT: The Lord of the Rings [86/64]
BT: The Lord of the Rings/Drabble [33/18]
BT: The Lord of the Rings/Poetry [6/3]
+++ BT: The Lord of the Rings/WIP [3/3]

BT: The Silmarillion [29/23]
BT: The Silmarillion/Drabble [5/5]
BT: The Silmarillion/Poetry [13/9]

Gr: Adventure [10/8]
+++ Gr: Adventure/WIP [1/1]

Gr: Alternative Universe [12/10]
+++ Gr: Alternative Universe/Drabble [2/2]

Gr: Crossovers [7/7]
Gr: Crossovers/Poetry [5/4]

Gr: Drama [52/43]
Gr: Drama/Drabble [20/16]
+++ Gr: Drama/Poetry [5/1]
+++ Gr: Drama/WIP [3/3]

Gr: Horror [6/5]

Gr: Humor [44/36]
Gr: Humor/Drabble [7/6]
Gr: Humor/Poetry [13/12]

Gr: Movieverse [12/11]
+++ Gr: Movieverse/Poetry [1/1]

Gr: Mystery [7/7]

Gr: Nonfiction [16/13]
+++ Gr: Nonfiction/WIP [1/1]

Gr: Romance [22/19]
Gr: Romance/Drabble [8/6]
Gr: Romance/Poetry [8/7]
Gr: Romance/WIP [5/5]

RP: Cross-cultural [38/29]
RP: Cross-cultural/Drabble [12/7]
+++ RP: Cross-cultural/Poetry [2/2]
+++ RP: Cross-cultural/WIP [3/3]

RP: Dwarves [6/6]
+++ RP: Dwarves/Drabbles [3/3]
+++ RP: Dwarves/Poetry [2/2]

RP: Elves [28/22]
RP: Elves/Drabble [8/6]
+++ RP: Elves/Poetry [1/1]
+++ RP: Elves/WIP [1/1]

RP: Hobbits [38/26]
RP: Hobbits/Drabble [10/6]
RP: Hobbits/Poetry [5/3]
+++ RP: Hobbits/WIP [2/2]

RP: Men [47/28]
RP: Men/Drabbles [25/14]
RP: Men/Poetry [16/9]
+++ RP: Men/WIP [1/1]

RP: Villains [16/14]
RP: Villains/Drabble [6/5]
RP: Villains/Poetry [5/3]

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Msg# 4171

Re: sorting problem on MEFA site? Posted by aelfwina@cableone.net May 06, 2005 - 15:54:37 Topic ID# 4165
I had the same trouble last night.
Barbara
----- Original Message -----
From: Kathy
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 1:14 PM
Subject: [MEFAwards] sorting problem on MEFA site?


Hi, I wonder if anyone else is having this problem: On the MEFA 2005
site, if I select a story category like "Hobbits," the filter brings
me
to the first of 3 pages. But if I click on page 2 or "next," it
jumps
to page 2 of the entire story list. No matter what I try, I can't
get
to page 2 or 3 of the Hobbit stories.
Am I missing a step somewhere? I had no problem with this before,
just
in the last few days...
thanks,
Kathy




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Msg# 4172

Filter problem Posted by Anthony Holder May 06, 2005 - 23:27:53 Topic ID# 4172
Hey all,

In fixing a different problem, I caused the filter problem you've been
noticing (filters go away on page 2).

I believe I've fixed it. If you notice any strange behavior, please let
me know. This problem may still exist on other pages with filters, so
if you see it, let me know.

The fix has been sent to Ainae, so it'll arrive sometime soon.

Later,
Anthony

Msg# 4173

Gone for the weekend Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 07, 2005 - 0:53:51 Topic ID# 4173
I'll be going out of town for the weekend. I will probably check in on my
computers occasionally. I'm taking my laptop and Clie with me, and I am
leaving five of my computers online here at home.

So, other moderators (Sulriel and Naresha) will probably need to take care
of new members and such, though I'll check if I get online. And we may not
have any nomination digests until Tuesday when I get back. I wasn't so great
at posting them during the weekends anyway.

So, see ya Tuesday if I don't see you before then.

BTW: Saw Kingdom of Heaven tonight. Two LOTR-veterans are in it. Orlando
Bloom, of course, but also they guy who played Celeborn, whose name I will
not try to spell tonight. I didn't recognize him at all! He plays a real
prick in this one.
Orlando was good though, as was the actor of another favorite character of
mine: Dr. Bashir on DS9. Alexander Siddig/Siddig El Fadil!

Happy Mother's Day to all you mom's out there!

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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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Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

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Msg# 4174

Re: Filter problem Posted by Kathy May 07, 2005 - 2:23:50 Topic ID# 4172
It works now! Thanks Anthony.

Kathy

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Holder <aaholder@s...>
wrote:
> Hey all,
>
> In fixing a different problem, I caused the filter problem you've
been
> noticing (filters go away on page 2).
>
> I believe I've fixed it. If you notice any strange behavior, please
let
> me know. This problem may still exist on other pages with filters,
so
> if you see it, let me know.
>
> The fix has been sent to Ainae, so it'll arrive sometime soon.
>
> Later,
> Anthony

Msg# 4175

Information needed to log into MEFA 2005 site Posted by Dinah Freeman May 07, 2005 - 12:28:03 Topic ID# 4175
Hi,

I know that I lurk in the background mostly (maybe just about always)
but I find not only some of the best LOTR fic there but also
authors/authoresses(?)I have had the pleasure of reading. I started
looking for sites like MEFA when I found the LOTR fanfics since I
knew that I would find some of the best writings and writers there.
Some of the fanfic (at that time) did not appeal to me (slash) but I
am proud to say that by reading such I gained not only a whole new
reading environment, but also a new group of authors that I have
followed. My son was in Iraq for a whole year and wrote requesting
LOTR based fanfic since his roommate was a Tolkien "freak". At the
time I had just finished reading Eresse's Greenleaf and Imladris and
so I sent that to him. Before I finished sending all of it, I had to
go back and made 8 additional copies of each segment. Come to find
out that his Company's 1st Sargent was a Tolkien scholar. They
held "formal" Tolkien reading and discussion periods each week for
relaxation and I received a "Confidential and Personal" email from
this Sargent expressing his delight in the material. He also had
his misgivings at the beginning but came to realize that the slash
angle (his words) disappeared into the background. He did make a
cover for each copy of each new "book" that stated "This Material
Pertains to ELVES. The U.S. Army does not recruit ELVES. Your hair
does not come down to your waist or butt. You do not have pointed
ears, are immortal or heal quickly. The Army does not issue Bows and
Arrows, Swords, or Knives. If I catch you trying to immitate any of
the behaviors or fighting styles mentioned herein YOU WILL WISH YOU
WERE ELVES! He drew a picture of Legolas and Elrohir as they might
look if they were in the Army - complete with both types of weapons -
both the front view and back view. From what I could make out of the
pictures faxed to me, they are a hoot. When he, my son, gets over his
hissyfit and sends me the actual pictures I will scan then and send
the groups that carried Eresse's fics. This Sargent is an artist.
He made me promise when they go back at the end of this year I would
send more fics. Told him I would send stand-a-lone fics plus multi-
chapter and arcs. The Company Lieutenant was curious about what was
going on. Too many of the troops were not in the rec lounge. He
found out and I am not too sure I want to meet this man. Made me
promise that under no circumstances would I show what he wrote. I did
but also showed it to my husband. Talk about purple prose!!! At
least I did what I could to raise the morale of our troops in one
part of Baghdad.

Back to main reason for writing - would someone please send me my
logon and password so I can start reading. My husband is terminal
and sometimes the day doesn't end for me until just before dawn. Good
fic helps the hours pass pleasantly.

Thanks,

Dinah

Msg# 4176

Re: Information needed to log into MEFA 2005 site Posted by Calencir May 07, 2005 - 12:49:54 Topic ID# 4175
Dinah,

Thanks for doing your part for our troops whereever they may be stationed. Sorry to hear about your husband.

Hey guys, I am Calencir and have just discovered your site when a friend of mine's wonderful writing was nominated on your site. I am a writer too and support a site for the writing of some of my friends. I can't wait to puruse this site though and looking forward to making new and talented friends. Hope I don't break any rules with my site listed in my signature. I need to pop over and see how it all works.

Calencir
www.theeldamar.com

Dinah Freeman <dfreeman@bellsouth.net> wrote:
Hi,

I know that I lurk in the background mostly (maybe just about always)
but I find not only some of the best LOTR fic there but also
authors/authoresses(?)I have had the pleasure of reading. I started
looking for sites like MEFA when I found the LOTR fanfics since I
knew that I would find some of the best writings and writers there.
Some of the fanfic (at that time) did not appeal to me (slash) but I
am proud to say that by reading such I gained not only a whole new
reading environment, but also a new group of authors that I have
followed. My son was in Iraq for a whole year and wrote requesting
LOTR based fanfic since his roommate was a Tolkien "freak". At the
time I had just finished reading Eresse's Greenleaf and Imladris and
so I sent that to him. Before I finished sending all of it, I had to
go back and made 8 additional copies of each segment. Come to find
out that his Company's 1st Sargent was a Tolkien scholar. They
held "formal" Tolkien reading and discussion periods each week for
relaxation and I received a "Confidential and Personal" email from
this Sargent expressing his delight in the material. He also had
his misgivings at the beginning but came to realize that the slash
angle (his words) disappeared into the background. He did make a
cover for each copy of each new "book" that stated "This Material
Pertains to ELVES. The U.S. Army does not recruit ELVES. Your hair
does not come down to your waist or butt. You do not have pointed
ears, are immortal or heal quickly. The Army does not issue Bows and
Arrows, Swords, or Knives. If I catch you trying to immitate any of
the behaviors or fighting styles mentioned herein YOU WILL WISH YOU
WERE ELVES! He drew a picture of Legolas and Elrohir as they might
look if they were in the Army - complete with both types of weapons -
both the front view and back view. From what I could make out of the
pictures faxed to me, they are a hoot. When he, my son, gets over his
hissyfit and sends me the actual pictures I will scan then and send
the groups that carried Eresse's fics. This Sargent is an artist.
He made me promise when they go back at the end of this year I would
send more fics. Told him I would send stand-a-lone fics plus multi-
chapter and arcs. The Company Lieutenant was curious about what was
going on. Too many of the troops were not in the rec lounge. He
found out and I am not too sure I want to meet this man. Made me
promise that under no circumstances would I show what he wrote. I did
but also showed it to my husband. Talk about purple prose!!! At
least I did what I could to raise the morale of our troops in one
part of Baghdad.

Back to main reason for writing - would someone please send me my
logon and password so I can start reading. My husband is terminal
and sometimes the day doesn't end for me until just before dawn. Good
fic helps the hours pass pleasantly.

Thanks,

Dinah




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Msg# 4177

Re: Information needed to log into MEFA 2005 site Posted by Kathy May 07, 2005 - 15:06:59 Topic ID# 4175
Hi Dinah,

Thinking about Tolkien's own service in WWI, I'll bet he would be
very pleased to know that troops are sitting around discussing his
work and drawing pictures of Elves! Thanks for sharing and I'm so
sorry about your husband.

Kathy

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Dinah Freeman" <dfreeman@b...>
wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I know that I lurk in the background mostly (maybe just about
always)
> but I find not only some of the best LOTR fic there but also
> authors/authoresses(?)I have had the pleasure of reading. I started
> looking for sites like MEFA when I found the LOTR fanfics since I
> knew that I would find some of the best writings and writers
there.
> Some of the fanfic (at that time) did not appeal to me (slash) but
I
> am proud to say that by reading such I gained not only a whole new
> reading environment, but also a new group of authors that I have
> followed. My son was in Iraq for a whole year and wrote requesting
> LOTR based fanfic since his roommate was a Tolkien "freak". At the
> time I had just finished reading Eresse's Greenleaf and Imladris
and
> so I sent that to him. Before I finished sending all of it, I had
to
> go back and made 8 additional copies of each segment. Come to find
> out that his Company's 1st Sargent was a Tolkien scholar. They
> held "formal" Tolkien reading and discussion periods each week for
> relaxation and I received a "Confidential and Personal" email from
> this Sargent expressing his delight in the material. He also had
> his misgivings at the beginning but came to realize that the slash
> angle (his words) disappeared into the background. He did make a
> cover for each copy of each new "book" that stated "This Material
> Pertains to ELVES. The U.S. Army does not recruit ELVES. Your hair
> does not come down to your waist or butt. You do not have pointed
> ears, are immortal or heal quickly. The Army does not issue Bows
and
> Arrows, Swords, or Knives. If I catch you trying to immitate any of
> the behaviors or fighting styles mentioned herein YOU WILL WISH YOU
> WERE ELVES! He drew a picture of Legolas and Elrohir as they might
> look if they were in the Army - complete with both types of
weapons -
> both the front view and back view. From what I could make out of
the
> pictures faxed to me, they are a hoot. When he, my son, gets over
his
> hissyfit and sends me the actual pictures I will scan then and send
> the groups that carried Eresse's fics. This Sargent is an artist.
> He made me promise when they go back at the end of this year I
would
> send more fics. Told him I would send stand-a-lone fics plus multi-
> chapter and arcs. The Company Lieutenant was curious about what was
> going on. Too many of the troops were not in the rec lounge. He
> found out and I am not too sure I want to meet this man. Made me
> promise that under no circumstances would I show what he wrote. I
did
> but also showed it to my husband. Talk about purple prose!!! At
> least I did what I could to raise the morale of our troops in one
> part of Baghdad.
>
> Back to main reason for writing - would someone please send me my
> logon and password so I can start reading. My husband is terminal
> and sometimes the day doesn't end for me until just before dawn.
Good
> fic helps the hours pass pleasantly.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dinah

Msg# 4178

Re: Gone for the Weekend Posted by LCSTrish@aol.com May 07, 2005 - 18:33:22 Topic ID# 4178
In a message dated 5/7/2005 3:26:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com writes:

> BTW: Saw Kingdom of Heaven tonight. Two LOTR-veterans are in it. Orlando
> Bloom, of course, but also they guy who played Celeborn, whose name I will
> not try to spell tonight. I didn't recognize him at all! He plays a real
> prick in this one.
>
You mean Marton Csokas? :)

Spelling, not a problem. Just don't ask me to pronounce it...

Gonzai

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Msg# 4179

Re: Gone for the Weekend Posted by ghettoelleth@aol.com May 07, 2005 - 19:26:43 Topic ID# 4178
In a message dated 5/7/2005 4:34:26 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
LCSTrish@aol.com writes:

Spelling, not a problem. Just don't ask me to pronounce it...



Believe it or not, its pronounced Choke - ras

Feanor: No no no no boys. It's like this. If you're Noldo and you know it,
Slay Your Kin!


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Msg# 4180

Re: Gone for the Weekend Posted by isilelensar@aol.com May 08, 2005 - 2:31:08 Topic ID# 4178
Although I've heard 'Csokas' pronounced almost everywhere like there was a
'Z' in front. Kinda like Csar. :-)

Wonderful movie, Kingdom of Heaven! I need to go back... I'm already going
through withdrawal. *sigh* Is it Friday yet?

Isil
---
"Elves in the closet? Happy thought indeed!" ElenaTiriel@HA
http://www.scribesoferiador.com
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Msg# 4181

Fwd: [MEFAStaff] Teasel Posted by Marta Layton May 08, 2005 - 15:08:40 Topic ID# 4181
FYI: Karri posted this to the Staff list.

> Hi,
>
> Teasel has asked me to pass along a request that none of her stories
> be nominated for MEFA.† She is quite flattered by the nominations that
> she has received, but feels that she has been out of the fandom for
> too long and that the spots should go to newer stories.
>
>
> Karri
>
>

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.


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Msg# 4182

{MEFA} Nomination Season closes in six days Posted by Marta Layton May 09, 2005 - 0:41:22 Topic ID# 4182
Hey guys,

I just wanted to remind everyone that nomination seasons for the
Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards. So if you have any stories you want to
nominate for this year's, please make sure you make them by midnight on
May 15, US central time.

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Msg# 4183

Question about the rules Posted by JunoMagic May 09, 2005 - 6:36:14 Topic ID# 4183
Hi all!

I am new to MEFA and although I tried to find out in the FAQ & rules
section what this means, I did not find anything.

Can anyone tell me what "c. No public URL (at any time during the
Awards Seasons)" means?

Yours
JunoMagic

Msg# 4184

Re: {MEFA} Nomination Season closes in six days Posted by ghettoelleth@aol.com May 09, 2005 - 8:13:42 Topic ID# 4182
In a message dated 5/8/2005 10:41:37 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
melayton@gmail.com writes:


I just wanted to remind everyone that nomination seasons for the
Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards. So if you have any stories you want to
nominate for this year's, please make sure you make them by midnight on
May 15, US central time.



Is this a puzzle? The suspense is killing me! Hehe, sorry Marta, you
didn't finish the first sentence and I think I'm funny and couldn't resist. I
assume this mean the nominations close at midnight on the fifteenth.

Feanor: No no no no boys. It's like this. If you're Noldo and you know it,
Slay Your Kin!


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Msg# 4185

Re: {MEFA} Nomination Season closes in six days Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard May 09, 2005 - 8:28:13 Topic ID# 4182
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, ghettoelleth@a... wrote:
>
> In a message dated 5/8/2005 10:41:37 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> melayton@g... writes:
>
>
>> I just wanted to remind everyone that nomination seasons for the
>> Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards. So if you have any stories you want
>> to nominate for this year's, please make sure you make them by
>> midnight on May 15, US central time.
>
> Is this a puzzle? The suspense is killing me! Hehe, sorry Marta,
> you didn't finish the first sentence and I think I'm funny and
> couldn't resist. I assume this mean the nominations close at
> midnight on the fifteenth.

Yes, I think Marta meant to say:

I just wanted to remind everyone that nomination seasons for the
Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards within 6 days.

Rhapsody

Msg# 4186

Re: Question about the rules Posted by dwimmer\_laik May 09, 2005 - 9:26:37 Topic ID# 4183
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "JunoMagic" <Juno@m...> wrote:
> Hi all!
>
> I am new to MEFA and although I tried to find out in the FAQ & rules
> section what this means, I did not find anything.
>
> Can anyone tell me what "c. No public URL (at any time during the
> Awards Seasons)" means?
>
> Yours
> JunoMagic

It means that if X nominated story Y, and the admins could never find
a public URL for story Y, then no votes given to story Y will be
accepted.

I think this rule exists because some stories get entered with a
public URL and permission is given during nomination season, and then
sometimes in the middle of reading season, after people have already
had a chance to read and vote on it, the author takes the story down.
It was deemed unfair to those who had already read it and voted on it
to remove the story from competition at that point unless the author
specifically requested it.

I'm sure Ainae will have a more complete or correct explanation.

Dwim

Msg# 4187

Another question... Posted by JunoMagic May 09, 2005 - 12:50:01 Topic ID# 4187
I think I filled out all the fields required for nominating a story.
But it still says that the nomination is incomplete.

What did I miss?

Yours
Juno

P.S.: Thank you for explaining that rule to me, Dwim! That makes
sense. I was only afraid that I might have to take the story down,
that it might have no public URL, but maybe be available only for MEFA
readers during that time. As I am still working on a sequel that would
have been difficult for me.

Msg# 4188

Re: Another question... Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard May 09, 2005 - 14:02:42 Topic ID# 4187
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "JunoMagic" <Juno@m...> wrote:
> I think I filled out all the fields required for nominating a story.
> But it still says that the nomination is incomplete.
>
> What did I miss?

Nothing Juno! Now the story is send off to the liaison assigned to the
author, who will check the nomination on valid url, whether it is
illegible or not, categories, rating and such. After that, if it isn't
a self nomination, the liaison contacts the author for approval (a
valid e-mail adress is important here). Sometimes the author wants to
see things changed and the liaison & author work together. When the
author is happy, the liaison completes the nomination.

> P.S.: Thank you for explaining that rule to me, Dwim! That makes
> sense. I was only afraid that I might have to take the story down,
> that it might have no public URL, but maybe be available only for
> MEFA readers during that time. As I am still working on a sequel
> that would have been difficult for me.

If you change the url to an existing archive: make sure that it is
accessible for the public (not behind login screens and such) :)

If I missed something, Marta or Ainae will correct me.

Rhapsody
(one of the author liaisons)

Msg# 4189

Re: Another question... Posted by JunoMagic May 09, 2005 - 14:55:26 Topic ID# 4187
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "rhapsody_the_bard"
<rhapsody74@g...> wrote:

>
> Nothing Juno!

Thank you!

I needed about four weeks to gather the courage to even nominate one
of my stories, so I was quite disheartened at my confusion about those
points.

:-)

Now I am very reassured.

Yours
Juno

Msg# 4190

Still Wondering... Posted by merrygoldgamgee May 09, 2005 - 14:57:15 Topic ID# 4190
This is mostly for Marta as she was looking into this for me...

Marta, has anyone responded to my question about why my nomination for
"Wizards Sleep With Their Eyes Open" by Magickalmolly disappeared?

She and/or the story are still not in the ineligble database, so I am
assuming that there isn't a problem there. She appears now as an author
in the list on the nominations page, but not on the browse author list,
and the story has not reappeared on the list of stories I have
nominated.

As you said earlier, time is getting short, and if she hasn't declined
perhaps I will need to renominate it for some reason.

Thanks!

Mari

Msg# 4191

Re: {MEFA} Nomination Season closes in six days Posted by Marta Layton May 09, 2005 - 15:23:53 Topic ID# 4182
> In a message dated 5/8/2005 10:41:37 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,†
> melayton@gmail.com writes:
>
>
> I† just wanted to remind everyone that nomination seasons for the†
> Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards. So if you have any stories you want
> to†
> nominate for this year's, please make sure you make them by midnight
> on†
> May 15, US central time.
>
>
>
> Is this a puzzle?† The suspense is killing me!† Hehe, sorry† Marta,
> you
> didn't finish the first sentence and I think I'm funny and couldn't†
> resist.† I
> assume this mean the nominations close at midnight on† the fifteenth.
>

*blush* Yes, that teaches me to send emails late at night. That should
have been:

"I just wanted to remind every one that nomination seasons for the
Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards *closes this week*. So if you have any
stories you want to nominate for this year's awards, please make sure
you make them by midnight on May 15, US central time."

Thanks for pointing that out. That's what I *meant* to say, really.

Marta
*****
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Msg# 4192

Re: Question about the rules Posted by Marta Layton May 09, 2005 - 15:26:46 Topic ID# 4183
Hi Juno,

> I am new to MEFA and although I tried to find out in the FAQ & rules
> section what this means, I did not find anything.
>
> Can anyone tell me what "c. No public URL (at any time during the
> Awards Seasons)" means?
>

It means that your story has to accessible without logging in to a
certain site. So if you only have it on the members-only side of HASA,
it's not eligible. It would have to be posted to one of the sites that
don't require you to log in to view the story (FF.net, Stories of Arda,
Open Scrolls Archive, West of the Moon, etc.)

HTH,
Marta
*****
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Msg# 4193

Re: {MEFA} Nomination Season closes in six days Posted by ghettoelleth@aol.com May 09, 2005 - 15:31:09 Topic ID# 4182
In a message dated 5/9/2005 1:26:28 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
melayton@gmail.com writes:

Thanks for pointing that out. That's what I *meant* to say, really.

Marta



Hehe, that was too cute

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Slay Your Kin!


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Msg# 4194

Re: Still Wondering... Posted by Marta Layton May 09, 2005 - 15:37:28 Topic ID# 4190
On 9 May 2005, at 15:57, merrygoldgamgee wrote:

> This is mostly for Marta as she was looking into this for me...
>
> Marta, has anyone responded to my question about why my nomination for
> "Wizards Sleep With Their Eyes Open" by Magickalmolly disappeared?
>
> She and/or the story are still not in the ineligble database, so I am
> assuming that there isn't a problem there. She appears now as an
> author
> in the list on the nominations page, but not on the browse author
> list,
> and the story has not reappeared on the list of stories I have
> nominated.††
>
> As you said earlier, time is getting short, and if she hasn't declined
> perhaps I will need to renominate it for some reason.†
>
> Thanks!
>
> Mari
>

Hi Mari,

I still don't know what happened there. Let me email the staff list to
see if anyone withdrew her story.

If I haven't given you an answer in two days, please ask me again. You
may need to renominate the story, but I want to make sure it wasn't
withdrawn at the author's request first.

Thanks for your patience,

Marta
*****
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Msg# 4195

Re: Still Wondering... Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 09, 2005 - 17:38:23 Topic ID# 4190
Thank you Marta!

Mari


>
>> This is mostly for Marta as she was looking into this for me...
>>
>> †Marta, has anyone responded to my question about why my nomination for
>> †"Wizards Sleep With Their Eyes Open" by Magickalmolly disappeared?
>>
>> †She and/or the story are still not in the ineligble database, so I am
>> †assuming that there isn't a problem there. She appears now as an
>> author
>> †in the list on the nominations page, but not on the browse author
>> list,
>> †and the story has not reappeared on the list of stories I have
>> †nominated.††
>>
>> †As you said earlier, time is getting short, and if she hasn't declined
>> †perhaps I will need to renominate it for some reason.†
>>
>> †Thanks!
>>
>> †Mari
>>
>
>Hi Mari,
>
>I still don't know what happened there. Let me email the staff list to
>see if anyone withdrew her story.
>
>If I haven't given you an answer in two days, please ask me again. You
>may need to renominate the story, but I want to make sure it wasn't
>withdrawn at the author's request first.
>
>Thanks for your patience,
>
>Marta
>*****
>On the other hand, you have different fingers.
>
>
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>
>
>
>
>
>Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


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Msg# 4196

Re: Another question... Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard May 09, 2005 - 18:05:18 Topic ID# 4187
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "JunoMagic" <Juno@m...> wrote:
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "rhapsody_the_bard"
> <rhapsody74@g...> wrote:
>
> >
> > Nothing Juno!
>
> Thank you!
>
> I needed about four weeks to gather the courage to even nominate one
> of my stories, so I was quite disheartened at my confusion about those
> points.
>
> :-)
>
> Now I am very reassured.

Good to hear that!

:c)

Rhapsody

Msg# 4197

Duplicate Nomination Posted by Larian May 09, 2005 - 22:55:04 Topic ID# 4197
The story "Comes the Dawn" by Ihtilwen has two nominations.

Numbers 1077 and 418.

The summaries are different, but the URL goes to the same place. The
categories are also the same on both.

Msg# 4198

help! Posted by whitegull1420 May 10, 2005 - 9:16:05 Topic ID# 4198
I've lost my login info, and have emailed twice, with no response.
Can anyone help??

WG

Msg# 4199

Re: help! Posted by Naresha May 10, 2005 - 10:26:11 Topic ID# 4198
Sent!



--- whitegull1420 <SR_1420@hotmail.com> wrote:
---------------------------------
I've lost my login info, and have emailed twice,
with no response.
Can anyone help??

WG


~To forgive calls upon our love, to forget calls upon our strength~

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My Website! Slash Me Happy
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Msg# 4200

Re: Information needed to log into MEFA 2005 site Posted by Naresha May 10, 2005 - 10:42:10 Topic ID# 4175
Dinah, did you receive your logon info???

Naresha

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Msg# 4201

Re: help! Posted by Marta Layton May 10, 2005 - 12:12:03 Topic ID# 4198
On 10 May 2005, at 10:15, whitegull1420 wrote:

> I've lost my login info, and have emailed twice, with no response.†
> Can anyone help??
>
> WG
>
>

Hi White Gull,

Ainae was out of town this weekend, but I think she's back now. Maybe
send her another email (a new email, not a forward) to mefaadmin at
earthlink dot net? I'll bring it up with her next time I see her
online, too.

Marta
*****
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Msg# 4202

Password to log in to the Awards Site? Posted by picara\_embustera May 10, 2005 - 12:25:39 Topic ID# 4202
Can anyone tell me how to get the password to login in to nomination
site. I am new to this and I'm not sure if I have to join something
else too or just be patient for them to send me the password.
Thanks! :)

Msg# 4203

Re: Password to log in to the Awards Site? Posted by Marta Layton May 10, 2005 - 12:35:18 Topic ID# 4202
Hi Picara,

Nope, you don't have to join anything besides this site.

Ainae would normally send you a password, but she was out of town this
weekend. I'm sure when she gets back that she'll send you the login
information. Marta

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Msg# 4204

Re: Password to log in to the Awards Site? Posted by picara\_embustera May 10, 2005 - 12:50:05 Topic ID# 4202
Ok, thanks for the info. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing
anything. Thanks again.

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:
> Hi Picara,
>
> Nope, you don't have to join anything besides this site.
>
> Ainae would normally send you a password, but she was out of town
this
> weekend. I'm sure when she gets back that she'll send you the login
> information. Marta
>
> Marta
> *****
> On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Msg# 4205

E-mail Troubles Posted by ainaechoiriel May 10, 2005 - 14:04:37 Topic ID# 4205
I am having trouble catching up with my e-mail from the weekend.
There's so much of it that Outlook keeps going Not Responding. I've
been trying to get to it all morning and it's continuously downloading
messages. I've had to shut it down twice, which means it probably
downloaded duplicate messages.

Sheesh.

So, please be patient. I saw that there were Author permissions
forwarded but I couldn't move them into the archive folder yet. I saw
there were password requests but I couldn't open the messages. I have
no idea what all else there was. I could only see about 12 subject lines.

Bear with me. I'm rebooting that computer in the hopes it will
behave. And if I have to, I'll take Outlook offline to sort through
messages and then back online to get more.

--Ainaechoiriel
who is also at work.

Msg# 4206

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-10-2005 #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 10, 2005 - 15:27:31 Topic ID# 4206
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1098 . Final Choice
Author: Meril . (Vignette) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Nimloth's last moments in Menegroth.
Nominated by: Marta
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 994 . Chains
Author: ldhenson . (Vignette) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Genres: Movie-verse
Story Summary: Boromir makes a struggle, and a decision. Movie-verse with
some details from the books, non-explicit ...
Nominated by: Marta
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1112 . Lesson Learned: Spring Flood, 1433
Author: Dreamflower . (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: Mery ponders on one of the most important lesson learnt.
Nominated by: Rhapsody
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1111 . Maps
Author: Kit5 (aka Pippinswolf) . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Merry spent some of his time in Rivendell in the library
looking at maps. What went through his mind ...
Nominated by: Rhapsody
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1113 . All's Fair
Author: Inkling . (Work In Progress: Novella) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Young Frodo Baggins is in love, but too shy to do anything
about it until a "friend" offers to help. ...
Nominated by: Marta
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1095 . Ernil i Duremmen
Author: Marnie . (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: The young Prince of Doriath meets Orome the Huntsman.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1105 . The Smell of Mint
Author: rlh_na . (Vignette) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: As the Shirefolk gather up the bodies of both dead hobbits
and men after the Battle of Bywater, Merr ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1103 . The Finest of Vintages
Author: rlh_na . (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Hobbit
Story Summary: An exasperated widow of Esgaroth dickers with a high-handed
group of elves seeking to buy more wine ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1096 . Falling Out of Love
Author: Marnie . (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: Legolas and Celeborn discuss Sea-Longing, or the lack of it.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1104 . Last of the Summer Wine
Author: rlh_na . (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Hobbit
Story Summary: Legolas pays a last call on the widow of Esgaroth who has
sold him wine for thirty years, and she re ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1107 . In the Keeping of the King
Author: Shirebound . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Frodo awakens at Cormallen to discover that Gandalf is still
alive... and so is he. With Frodo caugh ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1097 . Magnetic Force
Author: Marnie . (Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Crossovers
Story Summary: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2056
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 323 . Seven Scattered Scrolls
Author: Raksha the Demon . (Vignette) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Seven scenes, in the form of drabbles, vignettes and ficlets
(100 words and in multiples of 100 wor ...
Nominated by: Branwyn
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Story ID: 1100 . Cradling
Author: Nickey . (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Merry hastens over to Tuckborough in answer to a hurried
message. Of course he does, Pippin needs hi ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1101 . Quills and Thorns
Author: Nickey . (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Sam and Rosie must come to a decision about Hamfast.
Nominated by: Marta
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Msg# 4207

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-10-2005 #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 10, 2005 - 15:30:32 Topic ID# 4207
Story ID: 1099 ∑ Beauty
Author: Nickey ∑ (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Frodo and Sam on the ride to the Grey Havens.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1109 ∑ A Midnight Raid
Author: Auntiemeesh ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Nine year old Merry has an adventure.
Nominated by: Rhapsody
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Story ID: 327 ∑ Beyond Reach
Author: Elvenesse ∑ (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: Elwing decides to flee Middle-earth to protect the Silmaril.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1102 ∑ The Long Night
Author: Garnet Took ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: Two young hobbits weather one of the worst storms to ever hit
Crickhollow.
Nominated by: pippinfan88
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Story ID: 331 ∑ Third Line
Author: Elvenesse ∑ (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Men
Story Summary: …omer's thoughts on the way to the Black Gate.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1114 ∑ Clearing the Heir
Author: Lindelea ∑ (Work In Progress: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: A holiday story, written for Marigold's Challenge Number 11.
How did Bilbo come to the decision to n ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1086 ∑ High Places
Author: Kielle ∑ (Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: The fall of Gondolin, as seen from a child's point of view.
Silmarillion-based.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1116 ∑ Reunion at Cormallen
Author: Shirebound ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Frodo and Samís first night awake at Cormallen, and an
unexpected adventure with the Fellowship at F ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 217 ∑ Good Enough
Author: Karenator ∑ (Story: Novel) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: Legolas and his cousin, Daeron, go on a novice training
exercise with a disagreeable novice. At home ...
Nominated by: Leaward
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Story ID: 1090 ∑ Seven for a Secret
Author: Kielle ∑ (Vignette) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Who was to blame for the fall of the House of Feanor?
Nerdanel has a decidedly different opinion...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1115 ∑ Return to Rivendell
Author: Shirebound ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: The hobbits return to Rivendell on their way back to the
Shire, one day before Frodo and Bilboís bir ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 757 ∑ By All The Signs
Author: Tialys ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: Archaeologists discover the graves of two knights and call in
an unusual historian to elaborate on t ...
Nominated by: pearltook1
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Story ID: 1087 ∑ Inheritance
Author: Kielle ∑ (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Men
Story Summary: Sometimes the king's son is not the best man for the
throne... A tale of ancient Gondor -- specifica ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1089 ∑ Rekindled
Author: Kielle ∑ (Vignette) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Men
Story Summary: Helm Hammerhand's nephew Frealaf has bloodily reclaimed
Edoras by slaying the usurper Wulf, but one ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1091 ∑ Weregild
Author: Kielle ∑ (Vignette) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Men
Story Summary: Seduced by a sparkly piece of jewelry? Hardly. Isildur son
of Elendil has his own reasons for keepi ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 120 ∑ Foolish Hobbit
Author: Tialys ∑ (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Sam accompanied Frodo on his journey as a \'punishment\' from
Gandalf, but Frodo knew the perils the ...
Nominated by: Thundera Tiger
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Story ID: 310 ∑ Pawns
Author: Tialys ∑ (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Samwise joins Gandalf in a game of chess and choices are
argued.
Nominated by: grey_wonderer
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Story ID: 1172 ∑ Recaptured! Drabbles
Author: Marigold ∑ (Drabble: Drabble Series) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Alternate Universe
Story Summary: A set of four drabbles set in the Recaptured! universe. AU,
Cross-cultural Drama, LotR
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1122 ∑ Spontaneity
Author: just_sphinx ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: Turgon and Finrod in Nargothrond.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1174 ∑ Ernil I Pheriannath
Author: Marigold ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Humor
Story Summary: Merry helps Pippin come to a realisation about his title on a
post-Quest night out on the town in Mi ...
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1171 ∑ A Birthday Party
Author: Marigold ∑ (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: It's Merry's 36th birthday party, just a few months before
leaving on the Quest, and Pippin makes a ...
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1133 ∑ Two of A Kind
Author: Gaslight ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: In the Shire during the Scouring, and bound to his master
Saruman, GrŪma discovers that there is a c ...
Nominated by: Marigold
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Story ID: 1173 ∑ Stay Here With Me
Author: Marigold ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: When Merry arrives in Ithilien after the Battle of the Black
Gate he is greeted with some heavy news ...
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1170 ∑ Ho, Ho! My Lads
Author: Dreamflower/Marigold CoAuthors ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural
Story Summary: Merry and Pippin get more surprises than they bargained for
when Dwarves visit Bag End.
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1130 ∑ Sand and Flame
Author: Tehta ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: A retelling of a very well-known story. Features Feanor and
Nerdanel as young geeks in love, a rathe ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Msg# 4208

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-10-2005 #3 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 10, 2005 - 15:31:40 Topic ID# 4208
Story ID: 1129 . Flawed and Fair
Author: Tehta . (Story: Novella) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Humor
Story Summary: When Aredhel leaves Gondolin, Ecthelion is part of her
escort. During the journey, he will have to d ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1128 . L for Love
Author: Tehta . (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: Daeron of Doriath is remembered for two things: his love of
Luthien, and the invention of the Cirth ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1071 . Coming Home
Author: SilverMoonLady . (Story: Short Story) Rating: R
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: A story about Merry and Pippin (and Frodo), finding out that
even in the restored Shire not all woun ...
Nominated by: Cuthalion
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Story ID: 1160 . Thranduil's Trial
Author: Sivan Shemesh . (Work In Progress: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: Legolas was witness to his nana's death and was sent to
Rivendell at his father's request, but was u ...
Nominated by: sivan32
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Story ID: 1118 . The Last Time
Author: SoundOfHorns . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: Aragorn and Merry in the Hallows
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1176 . Shire Reckoning
Author: Anso the Hobbit . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Watching and waiting in Cormallen brings forth memories of
old for more than one watcher.
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1175 . Walk Warily
Author: Anso the Hobbit/Marigold CoAuthors . (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Merry and Pippin search for food in Isengard, and that can be
perilous when you are walking on treac ...
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1177 . Bilbo's Gift
Author: Anso the Hobbit . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Preparing for bed on the night of the big birthday party,
Merry discovers the gift that Bilbo has le ...
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1179 . A Walk In The Woods
Author: Anso the Hobbit . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Adventure
Story Summary: When a walk to visit Frodo turns into an adventure, young
Pippin needs to use the all the skills tha ...
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1191 . Maps and Legends
Author: Anso the Hobbit . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: Before leaving for the Grey Havens, Frodo leaves something
special for his closest friends and cousi ...
Nominated by: Rhapsody
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Story ID: 1178 . Growing
Author: Anso the Hobbit . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: When little Merry is frightened, Frodo is there for him, just
like in the future Merry is there for ...
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1180 . Of Fish and Feverish Hobbits
Author: Anso the Hobbit . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Merry falls ill in Hollin, and the Fellowship all pull
together to save his life.
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1117 . Sam's Lament
Author: shirelinghpc . (Poem) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Poem. Sam's lament at the Grey Havens.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1146 . Fool of a Took and the Tree Wizard
Author: AngieT . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Humor
Story Summary: Seven year old Pippin meets Gandalf.
Nominated by: Llinos
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Story ID: 1184 . The Best Laid Plans
Author: pearltook1 . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Merry forgets something rather important in town. Eglantine
is not amused. Hobbits, humor Ratin ...
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1143 . Yule in Hollin
Author: Dreamflower . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: The hobbits are finding Yule in the Wild rather bleak...
Nominated by: Llinos
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Story ID: 1169 . How It All Got Started
Author: Dreamflower . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: How Merry and Sam formed their Conspiracy.
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1182 . Conspirators
Author: SlightlyTookish . (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Before Frodo awakens, Pippin and Sam talk at Woodhall.
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1168 . Under The Lilac Bushes
Author: Dreamflower . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Bilbo, Frodo, and Gandalf eavesdrop on little Sam, Merry and
Marigold who are playing under the kitc ...
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1069 . Gimli and Boromir Strike Back
Author: Boromir Defender . (Story: Novella) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Genres: Crossovers
Story Summary: Tired of being abused by Sues and their authors, Gimli and
Boromir decide that for once they will ge ...
Nominated by: bridilliel
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Story ID: 1188 . Lessons in Adventuring
Author: SlightlyTookish . (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Young Pippin finds it hard to concentrate on his lessons when
it is adventuring that is on his mind. ...
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1073 . Sweet Meat
Author: Ijemanja . (Vignette) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Villains
Story Summary: "Shelob was gone; and whether she lay long in her lair,
nursing her malice and her misery, and ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1074 . Watery Grave
Author: Ijemanja . (Vignette) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: Arwen faces grief, mortality, and Goldberry, beneath the
fading trees. Not slash, really, though the ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1190 . Of Snowhobbits and Cold Chills
Author: Garnet Took . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Young Pippin's Yule visit to Brandy Hall doesn't go quite as
he had hoped...
Nominated by: Rhapsody
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Story ID: 1187 . A 'Just Because' Gift
Author: grey_wonderer . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Pippin finds more than he realizes while browsing in his
favorite junk shop with his cousins. Pippin ...
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Msg# 4209

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-10-2005 #4 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 10, 2005 - 15:32:11 Topic ID# 4209
Update:

Total Nominations: 1140
Withdrawn: 73
Completed: 949

Story ID: 1134 . A Soldier's Tale
Author: grey_wonderer . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Merry's toy soldiers find themselves in the midst of more
than one battle in the parlor at Bag End.
Nominated by: Pipwise Brandygin
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Msg# 4210

Re: Filter problem Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 10, 2005 - 15:39:47 Topic ID# 4172
I think I did this while I was away, or before I left.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Anthony Holder
> Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 11:11 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Filter problem
>
> Hey all,
>
> In fixing a different problem, I caused the filter problem
> you've been noticing (filters go away on page 2).
>
> I believe I've fixed it. If you notice any strange behavior,
> please let me know. This problem may still exist on other
> pages with filters, so if you see it, let me know.
>
> The fix has been sent to Ainae, so it'll arrive sometime soon.
>
> Later,
> Anthony
>
>
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Msg# 4211

Re: Information needed to log into MEFA 2005 site Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 10, 2005 - 15:45:13 Topic ID# 4175
We would love to see that picture here, I'm sure! Do post it to a new
folder in the Photos section. We can leave it up for a bit.

I'm glad to hear our troops are being entertained by LOTR fanfic stories.
That's great. And sorry to hear about your husband, as well.

--Ainaechoiriel
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dinah Freeman
> Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2005 12:27 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Information needed to log into MEFA 2005 site
>
> Hi,
>
> I know that I lurk in the background mostly (maybe just about
> always) but I find not only some of the best LOTR fic there
> but also authors/authoresses(?)I have had the pleasure of
> reading. I started looking for sites like MEFA when I found
> the LOTR fanfics since I knew that I would find some of the
> best writings and writers there.
> Some of the fanfic (at that time) did not appeal to me
> (slash) but I am proud to say that by reading such I gained
> not only a whole new reading environment, but also a new
> group of authors that I have followed. My son was in Iraq
> for a whole year and wrote requesting LOTR based fanfic since
> his roommate was a Tolkien "freak". At the time I had just
> finished reading Eresse's Greenleaf and Imladris and so I
> sent that to him. Before I finished sending all of it, I had
> to go back and made 8 additional copies of each segment.
> Come to find out that his Company's 1st Sargent was a Tolkien
> scholar. They held "formal" Tolkien reading and discussion
> periods each week for relaxation and I received a
> "Confidential and Personal" email from this Sargent
> expressing his delight in the material. He also had his
> misgivings at the beginning but came to realize that the
> slash angle (his words) disappeared into the background. He
> did make a cover for each copy of each new "book" that stated
> "This Material Pertains to ELVES. The U.S. Army does not
> recruit ELVES. Your hair does not come down to your waist or
> butt. You do not have pointed ears, are immortal or heal
> quickly. The Army does not issue Bows and Arrows, Swords, or
> Knives. If I catch you trying to immitate any of the
> behaviors or fighting styles mentioned herein YOU WILL WISH
> YOU WERE ELVES! He drew a picture of Legolas and Elrohir as
> they might look if they were in the Army - complete with both
> types of weapons - both the front view and back view. From
> what I could make out of the pictures faxed to me, they are a
> hoot. When he, my son, gets over his hissyfit and sends me
> the actual pictures I will scan then and send the groups that
> carried Eresse's fics. This Sargent is an artist.
> He made me promise when they go back at the end of this year
> I would send more fics. Told him I would send stand-a-lone
> fics plus multi- chapter and arcs. The Company Lieutenant was
> curious about what was going on. Too many of the troops were
> not in the rec lounge. He found out and I am not too sure I
> want to meet this man. Made me promise that under no
> circumstances would I show what he wrote. I did but also
> showed it to my husband. Talk about purple prose!!! At least
> I did what I could to raise the morale of our troops in one
> part of Baghdad.
>
> Back to main reason for writing - would someone please send
> me my logon and password so I can start reading. My husband
> is terminal and sometimes the day doesn't end for me until
> just before dawn. Good fic helps the hours pass pleasantly.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dinah
>
>
>
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Msg# 4212

Still Wondering... Posted by Marta Layton May 10, 2005 - 16:01:53 Topic ID# 4190
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>
>>> From: "merrygoldgamgee" <MarigoldCotton@aol.com>
>>> Date: 9 May 2005 15:57:03 GMT-04:00
>>> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>>> Subject: [MEFAwards] Still Wondering...
>>> Reply-To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>>>
>>> This is mostly for Marta as she was looking into this for me...
>>>
>>> Marta, has anyone responded to my question about why my nomination
>>> for
>>> "Wizards Sleep With Their Eyes Open" by Magickalmolly disappeared?
>>>
>>> She and/or the story are still not in the ineligble database, so I am
>>> assuming that there isn't a problem there. She appears now as an
>>> author
>>> in the list on the nominations page, but not on the browse author
>>> list,
>>> and the story has not reappeared on the list of stories I have
>>> nominated.††
>>>
>>> As you said earlier, time is getting short, and if she hasn't
>>> declined
>>> perhaps I will need to renominate it for some reason.†
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> Mari
>>>

Hi Mari,

I've talked to Ainae and the staff list, and no one seems able to
remember what happened to this nomination. Would you mind nominating
the story again?

Thanks,
Marta
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Msg# 4213

Re: Question about the rules Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 10, 2005 - 16:16:36 Topic ID# 4183
It means simply that if a nominated story's Url requires a login, it is not
eligible. Only sites that do not require logins are acceptable for
nominations. With the exception of Tolkien Online, which is ineligible no
matter what.

For example, if you have a story in HASA, but it has not passed the Review
process, it requires a login on HASA to read it. That's not eligible. If
it was accepted through the Review process , it is in the public side of the
archive and anyone can read it. That is eligible.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dwimmer_laik
> Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 9:26 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Question about the rules
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "JunoMagic" <Juno@m...> wrote:
> > Hi all!
> >
> > I am new to MEFA and although I tried to find out in the
> FAQ & rules
> > section what this means, I did not find anything.
> >
> > Can anyone tell me what "c. No public URL (at any time during the
> > Awards Seasons)" means?
> >
> > Yours
> > JunoMagic
>
> It means that if X nominated story Y, and the admins could
> never find a public URL for story Y, then no votes given to
> story Y will be accepted.
>
> I think this rule exists because some stories get entered
> with a public URL and permission is given during nomination
> season, and then sometimes in the middle of reading season,
> after people have already had a chance to read and vote on
> it, the author takes the story down.
> It was deemed unfair to those who had already read it and
> voted on it to remove the story from competition at that
> point unless the author specifically requested it.
>
> I'm sure Ainae will have a more complete or correct explanation.
>
> Dwim
>
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Msg# 4214

Re: Another question... Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 10, 2005 - 16:17:37 Topic ID# 4187
Hey, that's why last year the first four nominations were my stories
nominated by me. If the admin can self-nominate, anyone can!

(I nominated my own this year, too.)

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of JunoMagic
> Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 2:55 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Another question...
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "rhapsody_the_bard"
> <rhapsody74@g...> wrote:
>
> >
> > Nothing Juno!
>
> Thank you!
>
> I needed about four weeks to gather the courage to even
> nominate one of my stories, so I was quite disheartened at my
> confusion about those points.
>
> :-)
>
> Now I am very reassured.
>
> Yours
> Juno
>
>
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Msg# 4215

Re: Still Wondering... Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 10, 2005 - 16:22:20 Topic ID# 4190
Don't bother renominating, Mari! I'll just reinstate it. If it gets
withdrawn again, this time we'll have someone knowing why!

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Marta Layton
> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 4:02 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Still Wondering...
>
> >> Begin forwarded message:
> >>
> >>> From: "merrygoldgamgee" <MarigoldCotton@aol.com>
> >>> Date: 9 May 2005 15:57:03 GMT-04:00
> >>> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> >>> Subject: [MEFAwards] Still Wondering...
> >>> Reply-To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> >>>
> >>> This is mostly for Marta as she was looking into this for me...
> >>>
> >>> Marta, has anyone responded to my question about why my
> nomination
> >>> for "Wizards Sleep With Their Eyes Open" by Magickalmolly
> >>> disappeared?
> >>>
> >>> She and/or the story are still not in the ineligble
> database, so I
> >>> am assuming that there isn't a problem there. She appears
> now as an
> >>> author in the list on the nominations page, but not on the browse
> >>> author list, and the story has not reappeared on the list
> of stories
> >>> I have nominated.
> >>>
> >>> As you said earlier, time is getting short, and if she hasn't
> >>> declined perhaps I will need to renominate it for some reason.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks!
> >>>
> >>> Mari
> >>>
>
> Hi Mari,
>
> I've talked to Ainae and the staff list, and no one seems
> able to remember what happened to this nomination. Would you
> mind nominating the story again?
>
> Thanks,
> Marta
> *****
> On the other hand, you have different fingers.
>
>
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Msg# 4216

Re: Still Wondering... Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 10, 2005 - 16:26:23 Topic ID# 4190
Thanks Ainae! I shall leave it in your capable hands : )

Mari

Don't bother renominating, Mari! I'll just reinstate it. If it gets
withdrawn again, this time we'll have someone knowing why!

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder


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Sam, in Mordor, RoTK


-----Original Message-----
From: Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net>
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, 10 May 2005 16:20:31 -0500
Subject: RE: [MEFAwards] Still Wondering...


Don't bother renominating, Mari! I'll just reinstate it. If it gets
withdrawn again, this time we'll have someone knowing why!

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Marta Layton
> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 4:02 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Still Wondering...
>
> >> Begin forwarded message:
> >>
> >>> From: "merrygoldgamgee" <MarigoldCotton@aol.com>
> >>> Date: 9 May 2005 15:57:03 GMT-04:00
> >>> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> >>> Subject: [MEFAwards] Still Wondering...
> >>> Reply-To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> >>>
> >>> This is mostly for Marta as she was looking into this for me...
> >>>
> >>> Marta, has anyone responded to my question about why my
> nomination
> >>> for "Wizards Sleep With Their Eyes Open" by Magickalmolly
> >>> disappeared?
> >>>
> >>> She and/or the story are still not in the ineligble
> database, so I
> >>> am assuming that there isn't a problem there. She appears
> now as an
> >>> author in the list on the nominations page, but not on the browse
> >>> author list, and the story has not reappeared on the list
> of stories
> >>> I have nominated.
> >>>
> >>> As you said earlier, time is getting short, and if she hasn't
> >>> declined perhaps I will need to renominate it for some reason.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks!
> >>>
> >>> Mari
> >>>
>
> Hi Mari,
>
> I've talked to Ainae and the staff list, and no one seems
> able to remember what happened to this nomination. Would you
> mind nominating the story again?
>
> Thanks,
> Marta
> *****
> On the other hand, you have different fingers.
>
>
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Msg# 4217

Re: Still Wondering... Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 10, 2005 - 16:27:02 Topic ID# 4190
Will do Marta, and thank you : )


Mari



Hi Mari,

I've talked to Ainae and the staff list, and no one seems able to
remember what happened to this nomination. Would you mind nominating
the story again?

Thanks,
Marta


Marigold's Red Book
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Marigold's Recommendations Page
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Marigold's Live Journal
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Tales of The Red Book
http://www.livejournal.com/users/talesofredbook/

There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK


-----Original Message-----
From: Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com>
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, 10 May 2005 17:01:46 -0400
Subject: [MEFAwards] Still Wondering...


>> Begin forwarded message:
>>
>>> From: "merrygoldgamgee" <MarigoldCotton@aol.com>
>>> Date: 9 May 2005 15:57:03 GMT-04:00
>>> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>>> Subject: [MEFAwards] Still Wondering...
>>> Reply-To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>>>
>>> This is mostly for Marta as she was looking into this for me...
>>>
>>> Marta, has anyone responded to my question about why my nomination
>>> for
>>> "Wizards Sleep With Their Eyes Open" by Magickalmolly disappeared?
>>>
>>> She and/or the story are still not in the ineligble database, so I am
>>> assuming that there isn't a problem there. She appears now as an
>>> author
>>> in the list on the nominations page, but not on the browse author
>>> list,
>>> and the story has not reappeared on the list of stories I have
>>> nominated.
>>>
>>> As you said earlier, time is getting short, and if she hasn't
>>> declined
>>> perhaps I will need to renominate it for some reason.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> Mari
>>>

Hi Mari,

I've talked to Ainae and the staff list, and no one seems able to
remember what happened to this nomination. Would you mind nominating
the story again?

Thanks,
Marta
*****
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Msg# 4218

Re: Question about the rules Posted by Marta Layton May 10, 2005 - 16:49:39 Topic ID# 4183
On 10 May 2005, at 17:13, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

> It means simply that if a nominated story's Url requires a login, it
> is not
> eligible.† Only sites that do not require logins are acceptable for
> nominations.† With the exception of Tolkien Online, which is
> ineligible no
> matter what.
>
> For example, if you have a story in HASA, but it has not passed the
> Review
> process, it requires a login on HASA to read it.† That's not
> eligible.† If
> it was accepted through the Review process , it is in the public side
> of the
> archive and anyone can read it.† That is eligible.
>

Just to be clear about HASA --

If a story is entered in a challenge, it may also be available without
logging in. This is true if:

1. The challenge has gone "public", i.e., it has passed its deadline
and at least five stories were entered into it.
2. The author set the story's status to General (not Beta).
3. The author selected "display to public" (not "members-only") when
they entered it into the challenge.

If you're a HASA member and have any questions about this contact me
privately (melayton at gmail dot com) -- I help out the challenge
managers there, and I'll be glad to answer any questions.

Anyway, these stories are publicly accessible (without logging in),
even if they've never passed through review.

Marta
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Msg# 4219

Re: Password to log in to the Awards Site? Posted by Naresha May 11, 2005 - 8:21:33 Topic ID# 4202
Actually, both me and Sulriel have the power to
put new members into the site. I remember
putting you into the MEFA site, Picara.
Hopefully, your login info should have sent. If
not, it can be sent again.


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Msg# 4220

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-11-2005 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 11, 2005 - 11:25:22 Topic ID# 4220
Update:

Total Nominations: 1147
Withdrawn: 72
Completed: 978

4 days to go!

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1138 . Parma Endorion: Essays on Middle-Earth
Author: Michael Martinez . (Non-Fiction: Novel) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Non-Fiction
Story Summary: Tolkien's pseudo-history explored in detail, the motivations
and values of Middle-earth's civilizati ...
Nominated by: elanor_of_aquitania
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Story ID: 1207 . Celeborn Unplugged
Author: Michael Martinez . (Non-Fiction: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Non-Fiction
Story Summary: Celeborn is, perhaps, the most maligned and misunderstood of
Tolkien's characters. In LoTR we see on ...
Nominated by: elanor_of_aquitania
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Story ID: 1186 . Optics II
Author: Dwimordene . (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: After Celebrian's departure, Arwen finds that an old lesson
brings new insight.
Nominated by: Alawa
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1198 . A Betrothal and Wedding
Author: Isil Elensar . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: Earwen of Alqualonde tells the story of her betrothal and
wedding to Finarfin of Tirion
Nominated by: Rhapsody
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1141 . Glossing the Hobbit Heroes' Homecoming
Author: Douglas Charles Rapier . (Non-Fiction: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Non-Fiction
Story Summary: Without the Hero's homecoming, the tale of the quest is
incomplete. There is much to say regarding t ...
Nominated by: elanor_of_aquitania
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 322 . Offerings
Author: Raksha the Demon . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Men
Story Summary: Two visits to the Hallows, offerings and memories, and
meditations on the bonds between fathers and ...
Nominated by: Branwyn
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1152 . The Dark Places
Author: Citrine . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: The hobbits hold onto each other in the darkness of Moria,
and Pippin understands that caring for ea ...
Nominated by: Marigold
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1140 . Mother-less Heroes
Author: Douglas Charles Rapier . (Non-Fiction: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Non-Fiction
Story Summary: An examination of the significance of the commonality of
Tolkien's 'Mother-less Heroes' with regard ...
Nominated by: elanor_of_aquitania
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1142 . Under-dogs of Middle-earth
Author: Douglas Charles Rapier . (Non-Fiction: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Non-Fiction
Story Summary: No matter how desperate or hopeless the prospect of success,
people pull for the under-dog if the ch ...
Nominated by: elanor_of_aquitania
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1195 . Hobbits in 4
Author: Isil Elensar . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Four ficlets, from four different starters, featuring four
hobbit siblings.
Nominated by: Rhapsody
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1196 . Daisy's Wonderful Day
Author: Isil Elensar . (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Daisy Fields of Longbottom has a wonderful day...
Nominated by: Rhapsody
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1199 . Love Lies Sleeping
Author: Isil Elensar . (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: A troubled Orophin keeps silent vigil over Rian during her
last night in Lorien.
Nominated by: Rhapsody
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1201 . The Letter
Author: Isil Elensar . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: Thranduil, King of Mirkwood, receives a mysterious letter of
great urgency. He has to deal with send ...
Nominated by: Rhapsody
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Story ID: 1023 . To Look Upon It Once
Author: Noldo . (Vignette: Ficlet) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: Perhaps some mortal boats did find the straight way, and
come to the Ancient West. Inspired by an o ...
Nominated by: Marta
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1185 . Arriving at Crickhollow
Author: Hai Took . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: A gap-filler about when Pippin tells the others about
crossing the Shire and running into the Black ...
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1215 . Partings
Author: Bodkin . (Story: Novella) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: In the wake of the Ring\'s destruction, Galadriel and
Celeborn prepare for their parting.
Nominated by: elliska
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1214 . Far Horizons
Author: Bodkin . (Story: Novella) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: The elves of Middle Earth seek to find themselves new homes
in the Blessed Realm.
Nominated by: elliska
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1218 . Creature of Fire
Author: daw the minstrel . (Story: Novella) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: Set in the year 2770 TA, this story follows Legolas through
adventures both personal and canonical. ...
Nominated by: elliska
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1216 . An Unexpected Meeting
Author: Bodkin . (Story: Novel) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural
Story Summary: One morning in Dol Amroth, an unexpected visitor appears in
the private gardens of the Prince. Featu ...
Nominated by: elliska
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Story ID: 1217 . Heart's Ease
Author: Bodkin . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: Celeborn spends time with his daughter as he settles into
life in the Blessed Realm. Featuring Galad ...
Nominated by: elliska
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1082 . Away from the Window
Author: Pipspebble . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: All an ill Pippin can do is watch the snow fall from inside
Bag End, and soon he cannot even do that ...
Nominated by: Nickey
-----------------------------------------------------------------

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

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Msg# 4221

viability report -- 11 May 2005 Posted by Marta Layton May 11, 2005 - 16:35:55 Topic ID# 4221
Check the List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/database/
Read the Manual: http://home.earthlink.net/~ainae/mefa/
Nominate a Story:
http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=index

"Almost viable" categories or mandatory subcategories (those with 3-4
finished entries):

BT: Post-Ring War / WIP [4/4]
Anastasia Stealth and Grace
LadyAranel What Thou Lovest Well
SoundofHorns All for Her
VanatheEverYoung The Trees Remember

BT: The Lord of the Rings / WIP [4/4]
Aliana Fallen
Budgielover Caught Between the Light and the Dark
quirky_orthodox The Doom of Mandos
ShieldmaidenofRo An Act of Desperation

Gr: Alternative Universe / Drabble [3/3]
Cheryl The Steward and the Brother
Marigold Recaptured! Drabbles
Tanaqui Not Permitted

Gr: Drama/WIP [4/4]
Gaslight Passages
Lindelea A Healer's Tale; Thain
Minuialeth The World Within

RP: Cross-cultural / WIP [3/3]
Beethoven's Instruments
Budgielover A Lesson on Hobbits
Marta The Best Brew in Buckland

RP: Dwarves/Drabble [3/3]
Dwimordene Diaspora
Elana Legacy
Tanaqui From the Eastern Force

RP: Hobbits / WIP [4/4]
Inkling All's Fair
Lindelea Clearing the Heir
Marta Sugar and Spice
Willow-wode Rites of Passage

"Barely viable" categories or mandatory subcategories (those with 5-6
finished entries):

BT: The Hobbit / Drabble [5/3]
Azalais Father to Son; There and Back Again
Elana The Hobbit, Chatper 18
Marta Mercy; Anniversary

BT: The Lord of the Rings/Poetry [6/3]
Aeneid Imladris Interpreted
Ellisande A Tale of Years; The Return of the King; Dies Irae
Werecat Brown Spirit

BT: The Silmarillion/Drabble [6/6]
Ainaechoiriel Two Drabbles: Tar Miriel and the Waves
Dwimordene Grace
Elvenesse Beyond Reach
Jay of Lasgalen Long Live the King
Marta High King and Halfling
Meril Forsaken Kin

Gr: Crossovers / Poetry [5/4]
Arandil The Forest of Mirkwood
Marta Water and Flame; Where Now the Rider?
Tanaqui Palantir
Theresa Green The Council of Elrond in the Style of Hiawatha

Gr: Drama / Poetry [6/2]
Ellisande Thunder Sings; The Slopes of Amon Gwareth; Silent Memory;
Requiem; Disobedience
shirelinghpc Sam's Lament

Gr: Horror [6/5]
Honesty Time and Times and Half a Time
Legorfilinde Bait
Marta A Long-expected Visitor
Nickey Freak Show; The Last Fight
Werecat Something Wicked This Way Comes

RP: Romance/WIP [5/5]
Ghettoelleth Circle of Hands
Leaward Life in the Angle
Niennanir Reason in Madness
sulriel Artist's Appreciation
TopazTook Healing in the Long Cleeve

RP: Dwarves [6/6]
Celandine B. In Darkness
Erin's D. Spirit of a Sword
Honesty Bargaining for Beginners
Mantida Of Durin and Kibil-nala
Marta Stock and Stone
thevina_finduilas Black and Diamond

RP: Hobbits/Poetry [5/3]
Lindelea The Courtship of Samwise Gamgee
Llinos
Marta Arise; Hope Everlasting; The Same Story

RP: Villains/Drabble [5/5]
Dwimordene The Men of the South
Elena Tiriel Alas, Poor Ufthak!; Triumph Incarnate
Meril Once
Rabidsamfan Nine Riders
Tanaqui The Long March

RP: Villains / Poetry [5/3]
Joan Milligan Sauron; Melkor
Marta Prince of Pride; Dath Doth Come
Werecat The Orcs are Coming

BT: Post-Ring War [68/56]
BT: Post-Ring War/Drabble [30/21]
+++ BT: Post-Ring War/Poetry [1/1]
+++ BT: Post-Ring War/WIP [4/4]

BT: The Hobbit [12/8]
BT: The Hobbit/Drabble [5/3]
+++ BT: The Hobbit/Poetry [1/1]

BT: The Lord of the Rings [94/67]
BT: The Lord of the Rings/Drabble [33/19]
BT: The Lord of the Rings/Poetry [6/4]
+++ BT: The Lord of the Rings/WIP [4/4]

BT: The Silmarillion [32/27]
BT: The Silmarillion/Drabble [6/6]
BT: The Silmarillion/Poetry [13/10]

Gr: Adventure [11/9]
+++ Gr: Adventure/WIP [1/1]

Gr: Alternative Universe [12/10]
+++ Gr: Alternative Universe/Drabble [3/3]
+++ Gr: Alternative Universe/WIP [1/1]

Gr: Crossovers [9/9]
Gr: Crossovers/Poetry [5/4]

Gr: Drama [61/51]
Gr: Drama/Drabble [18/14]
Gr: Drama/Poetry [6/2]
+++ Gr: Drama/WIP [4/4]

Gr: Horror [6/5]

Gr: Humor [43/36]
Gr: Humor/Drabble [7/6]
Gr: Humor/Poetry [13/12]
+++ Gr: Humor/WIP [1/1]

Gr: Movieverse [13/12]
+++ Gr: Movieverse/Poetry [1/1]

Gr: Mystery [7/7]

Gr: Nonfiction [20/15]
Gr: Nonfiction/WIP [1/1]

Gr: Romance [27/21]
Gr: Romance/Drabble [8/6]
Gr: Romance/Poetry [8/7]
Gr: Romance/WIP [5/5]

RP: Cross-cultural [38/31]
RP: Cross-cultural/Drabble [11/7]
+++ RP: Cross-cultural/Poetry [2/2]
RP: Cross-cultural/WIP [3/3]

RP: Dwarves [6/6]
+++ RP: Dwarves/Drabble [3/3]
+++ RP: Dwarves/Poetry [1/1]

RP: Elves [36/26]
RP: Elves/Drabble [9/7]
+++ RP: Elves/Poetry [1/1]
+++ RP: Elves/WIP [2/2]

RP: Hobbits [57/33]
RP: Hobbits/Drabble [11/7]
RP: Hobbits/Poetry [5/3]
+++ RP: Hobbits/WIP [4/4]

RP: Men [49/29]
RP: Men/Drabble [26/15]
RP: Men/Poetry [16/9]
+++ RP: Men/WIP [1/1]

RP: Villains [16/15]
RP: Villains/Drabble [5/5]
RP: Villains/Poetry [5/3]

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Msg# 4222

Re: viability report -- 11 May 2005 Posted by angelabrooks May 12, 2005 - 0:08:55 Topic ID# 4221
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:

> "Almost viable" categories or mandatory subcategories (those with 3-4
> finished entries):

> RP: Dwarves/Drabble [3/3]
> Dwimordene Diaspora
> Elana Legacy
> Tanaqui From the Eastern Force

Actually, "Legacy" doesn't qualify as a drabble under the clarified
rules, being 300 words. It was completed before that discussion.
Anthony tells me the proper channel is for me to contact my liason to
have it changed, so I'll do that.

Elana

Msg# 4223

Re: viability report -- 11 May 2005 Posted by Kathy May 12, 2005 - 1:21:49 Topic ID# 4221
Hi Marta,

Looking at this list it suddenly occurred to me that my Hobbit
WIP "All's Fair" should be complete by early June--well before voting
season starts. What would happen in a case like that? Would it
become ineligible? Move to a completed stories category? If it
stayed where it is, would it still be eligible to run again next year
as a completed story? (If not, I might want to withdraw it this year.)

thanks,
Kathy

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:
> Check the List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/database/
> Read the Manual: http://home.earthlink.net/~ainae/mefa/
> Nominate a Story:
> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=index
>
> "Almost viable" categories or mandatory subcategories (those with 3-
4
> finished entries):
>
> BT: Post-Ring War / WIP [4/4]
> Anastasia Stealth and Grace
> LadyAranel What Thou Lovest Well
> SoundofHorns All for Her
> VanatheEverYoung The Trees Remember
>
> BT: The Lord of the Rings / WIP [4/4]
> Aliana Fallen
> Budgielover Caught Between the Light and the Dark
> quirky_orthodox The Doom of Mandos
> ShieldmaidenofRo An Act of Desperation
>
> Gr: Alternative Universe / Drabble [3/3]
> Cheryl The Steward and the Brother
> Marigold Recaptured! Drabbles
> Tanaqui Not Permitted
>
> Gr: Drama/WIP [4/4]
> Gaslight Passages
> Lindelea A Healer's Tale; Thain
> Minuialeth The World Within
>
> RP: Cross-cultural / WIP [3/3]
> Beethoven's Instruments
> Budgielover A Lesson on Hobbits
> Marta The Best Brew in Buckland
>
> RP: Dwarves/Drabble [3/3]
> Dwimordene Diaspora
> Elana Legacy
> Tanaqui From the Eastern Force
>
> RP: Hobbits / WIP [4/4]
> Inkling All's Fair
> Lindelea Clearing the Heir
> Marta Sugar and Spice
> Willow-wode Rites of Passage
>
> "Barely viable" categories or mandatory subcategories (those with 5-
6
> finished entries):
>
> BT: The Hobbit / Drabble [5/3]
> Azalais Father to Son; There and Back Again
> Elana The Hobbit, Chatper 18
> Marta Mercy; Anniversary
>
> BT: The Lord of the Rings/Poetry [6/3]
> Aeneid Imladris Interpreted
> Ellisande A Tale of Years; The Return of the King; Dies
Irae
> Werecat Brown Spirit
>
> BT: The Silmarillion/Drabble [6/6]
> Ainaechoiriel Two Drabbles: Tar Miriel and the Waves
> Dwimordene Grace
> Elvenesse Beyond Reach
> Jay of Lasgalen Long Live the King
> Marta High King and Halfling
> Meril Forsaken Kin
>
> Gr: Crossovers / Poetry [5/4]
> Arandil The Forest of Mirkwood
> Marta Water and Flame; Where Now the Rider?
> Tanaqui Palantir
> Theresa Green The Council of Elrond in the Style of Hiawatha
>
> Gr: Drama / Poetry [6/2]
> Ellisande Thunder Sings; The Slopes of Amon Gwareth;
Silent Memory;
> Requiem; Disobedience
> shirelinghpc Sam's Lament
>
> Gr: Horror [6/5]
> Honesty Time and Times and Half a Time
> Legorfilinde Bait
> Marta A Long-expected Visitor
> Nickey Freak Show; The Last Fight
> Werecat Something Wicked This Way Comes
>
> RP: Romance/WIP [5/5]
> Ghettoelleth Circle of Hands
> Leaward Life in the Angle
> Niennanir Reason in Madness
> sulriel Artist's Appreciation
> TopazTook Healing in the Long Cleeve
>
> RP: Dwarves [6/6]
> Celandine B. In Darkness
> Erin's D. Spirit of a Sword
> Honesty Bargaining for Beginners
> Mantida Of Durin and Kibil-nala
> Marta Stock and Stone
> thevina_finduilas Black and Diamond
>
> RP: Hobbits/Poetry [5/3]
> Lindelea The Courtship of Samwise Gamgee
> Llinos
> Marta Arise; Hope Everlasting; The Same Story
>
> RP: Villains/Drabble [5/5]
> Dwimordene The Men of the South
> Elena Tiriel Alas, Poor Ufthak!; Triumph Incarnate
> Meril Once
> Rabidsamfan Nine Riders
> Tanaqui The Long March
>
> RP: Villains / Poetry [5/3]
> Joan Milligan Sauron; Melkor
> Marta Prince of Pride; Dath Doth Come
> Werecat The Orcs are Coming
>
> BT: Post-Ring War [68/56]
> BT: Post-Ring War/Drabble [30/21]
> +++ BT: Post-Ring War/Poetry [1/1]
> +++ BT: Post-Ring War/WIP [4/4]
>
> BT: The Hobbit [12/8]
> BT: The Hobbit/Drabble [5/3]
> +++ BT: The Hobbit/Poetry [1/1]
>
> BT: The Lord of the Rings [94/67]
> BT: The Lord of the Rings/Drabble [33/19]
> BT: The Lord of the Rings/Poetry [6/4]
> +++ BT: The Lord of the Rings/WIP [4/4]
>
> BT: The Silmarillion [32/27]
> BT: The Silmarillion/Drabble [6/6]
> BT: The Silmarillion/Poetry [13/10]
>
> Gr: Adventure [11/9]
> +++ Gr: Adventure/WIP [1/1]
>
> Gr: Alternative Universe [12/10]
> +++ Gr: Alternative Universe/Drabble [3/3]
> +++ Gr: Alternative Universe/WIP [1/1]
>
> Gr: Crossovers [9/9]
> Gr: Crossovers/Poetry [5/4]
>
> Gr: Drama [61/51]
> Gr: Drama/Drabble [18/14]
> Gr: Drama/Poetry [6/2]
> +++ Gr: Drama/WIP [4/4]
>
> Gr: Horror [6/5]
>
> Gr: Humor [43/36]
> Gr: Humor/Drabble [7/6]
> Gr: Humor/Poetry [13/12]
> +++ Gr: Humor/WIP [1/1]
>
> Gr: Movieverse [13/12]
> +++ Gr: Movieverse/Poetry [1/1]
>
> Gr: Mystery [7/7]
>
> Gr: Nonfiction [20/15]
> Gr: Nonfiction/WIP [1/1]
>
> Gr: Romance [27/21]
> Gr: Romance/Drabble [8/6]
> Gr: Romance/Poetry [8/7]
> Gr: Romance/WIP [5/5]
>
> RP: Cross-cultural [38/31]
> RP: Cross-cultural/Drabble [11/7]
> +++ RP: Cross-cultural/Poetry [2/2]
> RP: Cross-cultural/WIP [3/3]
>
> RP: Dwarves [6/6]
> +++ RP: Dwarves/Drabble [3/3]
> +++ RP: Dwarves/Poetry [1/1]
>
> RP: Elves [36/26]
> RP: Elves/Drabble [9/7]
> +++ RP: Elves/Poetry [1/1]
> +++ RP: Elves/WIP [2/2]
>
> RP: Hobbits [57/33]
> RP: Hobbits/Drabble [11/7]
> RP: Hobbits/Poetry [5/3]
> +++ RP: Hobbits/WIP [4/4]
>
> RP: Men [49/29]
> RP: Men/Drabble [26/15]
> RP: Men/Poetry [16/9]
> +++ RP: Men/WIP [1/1]
>
> RP: Villains [16/15]
> RP: Villains/Drabble [5/5]
> RP: Villains/Poetry [5/3]
>
> Marta
> *****
> On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Msg# 4224

Re: viability report -- 11 May 2005 Posted by Marta Layton May 12, 2005 - 1:40:40 Topic ID# 4221
Hi Kathy,

I'm up late and am off to bed soon, so I hope this makes sense. If not,
I'll try again in the morning.

On 12 May 2005, at 02:21, Kathy wrote:

> Hi Marta,
>
> Looking at this list it suddenly occurred to me that my Hobbit
> WIP "All's Fair" should be complete by early June--well before voting
> season starts.† What would happen in a case like that?†

When (if) it is completed, it will be moved into the main category.
IIRC, "All's Fair" is in Hobbits/WIP right now. So if it's completed it
will run in Hobbits, with other completed hobbit-centric pieces.

If this happens, Hobbits/WIP will still be a category. Even if moving
your story means that there are only four stories in Hobbits/WIP.

> Would it
> become ineligible?†

Nope. It's eligible now (unless you *don't* want it to compete, of
course). If you complete it it will be moved to the main category; if
it's not completed it will stay in [X]/WIP (where [X] is the main
category :-P ).

> Move to a completed stories category?†

Yes, that's what will happen if you finish it. I think it has to be
finished before the end of reading season, but I may be mis-remembering
here.

> If it
> stayed where it is, would it still be eligible to run again next year
> as a completed story? (If not, I might want to withdraw it this year.)
>

If it stays in incomplete, it can run next year as a completed story.
If it is moved to complete, that's it -- each story can only compete
once as a complete story.

HTH,
Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.


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Msg# 4225

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-12-2005 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 12, 2005 - 11:06:55 Topic ID# 4225
UPdate

Total Nominations: 1161
Withdrawn: 72
Completed: 1024

3 days to go! (including today)

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1225 . Knitting
Author: AngieT . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: In Minas Tirith, Merry comes upon Frodo doing something
completely unexpected.
Nominated by: Marigold
-----------------------------------------------------------------

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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# 4226

Re: viability report -- 11 May 2005 Posted by Kathy May 12, 2005 - 13:31:27 Topic ID# 4221
Thanks Marta, that all makes perfect sense.

Kathy

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:
> Hi Kathy,
>
> I'm up late and am off to bed soon, so I hope this makes sense. If
not,
> I'll try again in the morning.
>
> On 12 May 2005, at 02:21, Kathy wrote:
>
> > Hi Marta,
> >
> > Looking at this list it suddenly occurred to me that my Hobbit
> > WIP "All's Fair" should be complete by early June--well before
voting
> > season starts.† What would happen in a case like that?†
>
> When (if) it is completed, it will be moved into the main category.
> IIRC, "All's Fair" is in Hobbits/WIP right now. So if it's
completed it
> will run in Hobbits, with other completed hobbit-centric pieces.
>
> If this happens, Hobbits/WIP will still be a category. Even if
moving
> your story means that there are only four stories in Hobbits/WIP.
>
> > Would it
> > become ineligible?†
>
> Nope. It's eligible now (unless you *don't* want it to compete, of
> course). If you complete it it will be moved to the main category;
if
> it's not completed it will stay in [X]/WIP (where [X] is the main
> category :-P ).
>
> > Move to a completed stories category?†
>
> Yes, that's what will happen if you finish it. I think it has to be
> finished before the end of reading season, but I may be mis-
remembering
> here.
>
> > If it
> > stayed where it is, would it still be eligible to run again next
year
> > as a completed story? (If not, I might want to withdraw it this
year.)
> >
>
> If it stays in incomplete, it can run next year as a completed
story.
> If it is moved to complete, that's it -- each story can only
compete
> once as a complete story.
>
> HTH,
> Marta
> *****
> On the other hand, you have different fingers.
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 4227

Is the website down? Posted by BLJean@aol.com May 12, 2005 - 14:47:59 Topic ID# 4227
Went to check on something and cannot get into the awards site, though I can
access the page with the rules. Is the site down?

Thanks,
Lin


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Msg# 4228

Re: Is the website down? Posted by ainaechoiriel May 12, 2005 - 14:56:25 Topic ID# 4227
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, BLJean@a... wrote:
> Went to check on something and cannot get into the awards site,
though I can
> access the page with the rules. Is the site down?
>
> Thanks,
> Lin
>

Yes, looks like all my computers at home are down (and the server is
one of the computers at home). Not sure why. Could be weather
related as we're having storms on and off here. We got hail yesterday.

I won't be home for another 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 hours. I'll be checking in
every once in awhile to see if I can reach them remotely. But the
power may have gone off for long enough that they won't turn
themselves back on.

Patience requested. I know it's getting close to the end of Nomination
Season, but there are still a couple days left and with all hope, the
server will be up by 3 hours from now.

--Ainaechoiriel
posting from the web at work.

Msg# 4229

MEFA2005 site down Posted by ainaechoiriel May 12, 2005 - 14:59:47 Topic ID# 4229
Just in case you are on Special Notices only, I'm repeating this here:

I have lost my connection to my home computers, which means they must
have lost one or both of two things: internet connectivity or power.

We are having stormy weather here, so I'm betting on the latter. The
MEFA2005 server is a computer in my home. I'm at work. So there's
nothing I can do about it until one of two of my computers come back
(the two I can remotely connect to from outside my home network) or I
get home. I'll get off work in about 2 hours and it takes about 30
minutes to get home usually.

I'll try and get the server up ASAP.

--Ainaechoiriel
posting from the web at work

Msg# 4230

Re: Viability Report May 11: Council of Elrond Posted by BLJean@aol.com May 12, 2005 - 15:04:02 Topic ID# 4230
I see the Council of Elrond in the Style of Hiawatha... but I don't see my
own "Council of Elrond" poem in the listing.

Just curious,
Lin

In a message dated 5/12/2005 12:28:47 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com writes:
Gr: Crossovers / Poetry [5/4]
Arandil The Forest of Mirkwood
Marta Water and Flame; Where Now the Rider?
Tanaqui Palantir
Theresa Green The Council of Elrond in the Style of Hiawatha


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Msg# 4231

First Awards Banners posted Posted by ainaechoiriel May 12, 2005 - 16:29:07 Topic ID# 4231
I just made 10 banners for The Dead Marshes Award (in the Horror
category) and uploaded them to the Photos area. I can't put them up
on the MEFA web site until I get my computers back up and running.

So go to the Yahoo site if you want to see them. Also, I'm going to
modify the rules slightly to say that if you're within 5 pixels on any
of the dimensions, it's close enough. It's really hard to get them
perfectly sized.

--Ainaechoiriel

Msg# 4232

MEFA2005 back up! Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 12, 2005 - 17:45:42 Topic ID# 4232
Turns out it was a cat problem. Someone stepped on the surge protector that
controlled the power to my cable modem....

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa The
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Msg# 4233

Re: Viability Report May 11: Council of Elrond Posted by Marta Layton May 12, 2005 - 17:53:41 Topic ID# 4230
Hi Lin,

On 12 May 2005, at 16:03, BLJean@aol.com wrote:

> I see the Council of Elrond in the Style of Hiawatha... but I don't
> see my
> own "Council of Elrond" poem in the listing.
>
> Just curious,
> Lin
>

I only made lists for those categories that were almost viable (3-4
stories) or barely viable (5-6 stories). I have your poem as being
entered in Gr: Humor/Poetry, which has twelve pieces entered into it.
So your story is in the database, it just wasn't listed because it has
so many stories.

Would you like it to compete in Gr: Crossovers / Poetry? I think it
might fit there, if it's a poem written in the style of a different
author.

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.


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Msg# 4234

Re: MEFA2005 back up! Posted by Leaward May 13, 2005 - 7:26:37 Topic ID# 4232
LOL, Aine, this reminds me of a story that I heard when I was doing
tech support for my ISP. We were tracking down a man's problem -- his
modem wouldn't power on. He could see the modem was plugged in at the
power socket, but the cord went behind the couch, so it finally came
down to asking him to move the modem in case the plug was bad. When
he pulled out the couch he discovered their pet bunny had chewed
through the cord, ala the cat in Christmas Vacation. Lucky for them
the bunny survived!

Glad to hear everything is well ... I was picturing more tornados.

Lea

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...> wrote:
> Turns out it was a cat problem. Someone stepped on the surge
protector that
> controlled the power to my cable modem....
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
> MEFA Admin and Founder
>
> "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://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa> http://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa The
> Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards
>
> Blog: <http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com/>
> http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com
>
>
>
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Msg# 4235

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-13-2005 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 13, 2005 - 9:39:00 Topic ID# 4235
Update:
Total Nominations: 1166
Withdrawn: 72
Completed: 1031

Just 3 days including today. (If I said that yesterday, I had the math
wrong.)

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1213 . The Long Defeat
Author: Perelleth . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: A weary Celeborn tries to find the Straight Road and sail to
Valinor. A short vignette for today's m ...
Nominated by: Leaward
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Story ID: 1224 . Kali's Rory
Author: GTA Otaku . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Frodo recalls a tragic moment in his Cousin Merry's
childhood.
Nominated by: Marigold
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Story ID: 1226 . Lullaby
Author: Citrine . (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Smeagol comes home to his Granny after a day on the river.
~~~~~~~
Nominated by: Marigold
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Story ID: 1202 . Land of Light and Shadows
Author: Thundera Tiger . (Work In Progress: Novel) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Adventure
Story Summary: A meeting of trade deep within the deserts of Harad takes a
sharp turn for the worst when politics, ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1200 . Fear No Darkness
Author: Thundera Tiger . (Work In Progress: Novel) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Rivendell is playing host for some New Year's Eve activities
while friends gather to celebrate Sauro ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1165 . Realisation
Author: Ginger Hobbit . (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Pippin comes to a sudden realisation about his Merry.and
himself.
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1221 . A Step in The Dark
Author: SilverMoonLady . (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: It was a dark and dangerous path through Moria.
Nominated by: Marigold
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--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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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Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

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Msg# 4236

Re: 2005 MEFA Nominations 5-13-2005 Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 13, 2005 - 9:50:44 Topic ID# 4235
Hi Ya,

I am just curious as to why the total nominations here say 1166, and some of the nominations below have numbers up in the 1220's?

Mari

>Update:
>Total Nominations: 1166
>Withdrawn: 72
>Completed: 1031
>
>Just 3 days including today. (If I said that yesterday, I had the math
>wrong.)
>
>-----------------------------------------------------------------
>Story ID: 1213 . The Long Defeat
>Author: Perelleth . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
>First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
>Story Summary: A weary Celeborn tries to find the Straight Road and sail to
>Valinor. A short vignette for today's m ...
>Nominated by: Leaward
>-----------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Story ID: 1224 . Kali's Rory
>Author: GTA Otaku . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
>First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
>Story Summary: Frodo recalls a tragic moment in his Cousin Merry's
>childhood.
>Nominated by: Marigold
>-----------------------------------------------------------------
>Story ID: 1226 . Lullaby
>Author: Citrine . (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
>First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
>Story Summary: Smeagol comes home to his Granny after a day on the river.
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>Nominated by: Marigold
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>Story ID: 1202 . Land of Light and Shadows
>Author: Thundera Tiger . (Work In Progress: Novel) Rating: PG-13
>First Suggested Category: Genres: Adventure
>Story Summary: A meeting of trade deep within the deserts of Harad takes a
>sharp turn for the worst when politics, ...
>Nominated by: Marta
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>Story ID: 1200 . Fear No Darkness
>Author: Thundera Tiger . (Work In Progress: Novel) Rating: PG-13
>First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
>Story Summary: Rivendell is playing host for some New Year's Eve activities
>while friends gather to celebrate Sauro ...
>Nominated by: Marta
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>Story ID: 1165 . Realisation
>Author: Ginger Hobbit . (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: PG
>First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
>Story Summary: Pippin comes to a sudden realisation about his Merry.and
>himself.
>Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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>Story ID: 1221 . A Step in The Dark
>Author: SilverMoonLady . (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
>First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
>Story Summary: It was a dark and dangerous path through Moria.
>Nominated by: Marigold
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Msg# 4237

viability report - 13 May 2005 Posted by Marta Layton May 13, 2005 - 13:11:05 Topic ID# 4237
Check the List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MEFAwards/database/
Read the Manual: http://home.earthlink.net/~ainae/mefa/
Nominate a Story:
http://gabrielle.sytes.net/MEFA2005/index.php?page=index

Three days left! Still time to get those nominations in, especially if
you know of any good stories that would fit well into these categories:

"Almost Viable" -- those categories containing three or four stories

BT: Post-Ring War / WIP [4/4]
Anastasia Stealth and Grace
LadyAranel What Thou Lovest Well
SoundofHorns All for Her
VanatheEverYoung The Trees Remember

BT: The Lord of the Rings / WIP [4/4]
Aliana Fallen
Budgielover Caught Between the Light and the Dark
quirky_orthodox The Doom of Mandos
ShieldmaidenofRo An Act of Desperation

Gr: Alternative Universe / Drabble [3/3]
Cheryl The Steward and the Brother
Marigold Recaptured! Drabbles
Tanaqui Not Permitted

RP: Cross-cultural / WIP [3/3]
Beethoven's Instruments
Budgielover A Lesson on Hobbits
Marta The Best Brew in Buckland

RP: Hobbits / WIP [4/4]
Inkling All's Fair
Lindelea Clearing the Heir
Marta Sugar and Spice
Willow-wode Rites of Passage

Barely viable: those categories containing five or six stories.

BT: The Hobbit / Drabble [5/3]
Azalais Father to Son; There and Back Again
Elana The Hobbit, Chatper 18
Marta Mercy; Anniversary

BT: The Lord of the Rings/Poetry [6/3]
Aeneid Imladris Interpreted
Ellisande A Tale of Years; The Return of the King; Dies Irae
Werecat Brown Spirit

BT: The Silmarillion/Drabble [6/6]
Ainaechoiriel Two Drabbles: Tar Miriel and the Waves
Dwimordene Grace
Elvenesse Beyond Reach
Jay of Lasgalen Long Live the King
Marta High King and Halfling
Meril Forsaken Kin

Gr: Crossovers / Poetry [5/4]
Arandil The Forest of Mirkwood
Marta Water and Flame; Where Now the Rider?
Tanaqui Palantir
Theresa Green The Council of Elrond in the Style of Hiawatha

Gr: Drama / Poetry [6/2]
Ellisande Thunder Sings; The Slopes of Amon Gwareth; Silent Memory;
Requiem; Disobedience
shirelinghpc Sam's Lament

Gr: Drama/WIP [5/5]
Gaslight Passages
Lindelea A Healer's Tale; Thain
Minuialeth The World Within
Thundera Tiger Fear No Darkness

Gr: Horror [6/5]
Honesty Time and Times and Half a Time
Legorfilinde Bait
Marta A Long-expected Visitor
Nickey Freak Show; The Last Fight
Werecat Something Wicked This Way Comes

RP: Romance/WIP [5/5]
Ghettoelleth Circle of Hands
Leaward Life in the Angle
Niennanir Reason in Madness
sulriel Artist's Appreciation
TopazTook Healing in the Long Cleeve

RP: Hobbits/Poetry [5/3]
Lindelea The Courtship of Samwise Gamgee
Llinos Happy Birthday, Professor
Marta Arise; Hope Everlasting; The Same Story

RP: Villains/Drabble [5/5]
Dwimordene The Men of the South
Elena Tiriel Alas, Poor Ufthak!; Triumph Incarnate
Meril Once
Rabidsamfan Nine Riders
Tanaqui The Long March

RP: Villains / Poetry [5/3]
Joan Milligan Sauron; Melkor
Marta Prince of Pride; Dath Doth Come
Werecat The Orcs are Coming

BT: Post-Ring War [71/59]
BT: Post-Ring War [29/21]
+++ BT: Post-Ring War/Poetry [1/1]
+++ BT: Post-Ring War/WIP [4/4]

BT: The Hobbit [12/8]
BT: The Hobbit/Drabble [5/3]
+++ BT: The Hobbit/Poetry [1/1]

BT: The Lord of the Rings [94/67]
BT: The Lord of the Rings/Drabble [34/20]
BT: The Lord of the Rings/Poetry [6/3]
+++ BT: The Lord of the Rings/WIP [4/4]

BT: The Silmarillion [32/27]
BT: The Silmarillion/Drabble [6/6]
BT: The Silmarillion/Poetry [13/10]

Gr: Adventure [11/9]
+++ Gr: Adventure/WIP [2/2]

Gr: Alternate Universe [12/10]
+++ Gr: Alternate Universe/Drabble [3/3]
+++ Gr: Alternate Universe/WIP [1/1]

Gr: Crossovers [9/9]
Gr: Crossovers/Poetry [5/4]

Gr: Drama [63/52]
Gr: Drama/Drabble [18/14]
Gr: Drama/Poetry [6/2]
Gr: Drama/WIP [5/5]

Gr: Horror [6/5]

Gr: Humor [46/36]
Gr; Humor/Drabble [7/6]
Gr: Humor/Poetry [13/12]
+++ Gr: Humor/WIP [1/1]

Gr: Movieverse [13/12]
+++ Gr: Movieverse/Poetry [1/1]

Gr: Mystery [7/7]

Gr: Nonfiction [20/15]
+++ Gr: Nonfiction/WIP [1/1]

Gr: Romance [27/21]
Gr: Romance/Drabble [8/6]
Gr: Romance/Poetry [8/7]
Gr: Romance/WIP [5/5]

RP: Cross-cultural [38/31]
RP: Cross-cultural/Drabble [11/7]
+++ RP: Cross-cultural/Poetry [2/2]
+++ RP: Cross-cultural/WIP [3/3]

RP: Dwarves [7/7]
+++ RP: Dwarves/Drabble [2/2]
+++ RP: Dwarves/Poetry [1/1]

RP: Elves [36/26]
RP: Elves/Drabble [9/7]
+++ RP: Elves/Poetry [1/1]
+++ RP: Elves/WIP [2/2]

RP: Hobbits [58/34]
RP: Hobbits/Drabble [11/7]
RP: Hobbits/Poetry [5/3]
+++ RP: Hobbits/WIP [4/4]

RP: Men [49/29]
RP: Men/Drabble [26/15]
RP: Men/Poetry [16/9]
+++ RP: Men/WIP [1/1]

RP: Villains [16/15]
RP: Villains/Drabble [5/5]
RP: Villains/Poetry [5/3]

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Msg# 4238

Re: 2005 MEFA Nominations 5-13-2005 Posted by Marta Layton May 13, 2005 - 13:11:20 Topic ID# 4235
On 13 May 2005, at 10:50, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:

> Hi Ya,
>
> I am just curious as to why the total nominations here say 1166, and
> some of the nominations below have numbers up in the 1220's?
>
> Mari
>

Hi Mari,

We have had a lot of stories withdrawn. seventy-two, to be exact (going
by Ainae's stats below). If a story is withdrawn, it's still in the
database; it just doesn't show up on the website. THat means that there
are seventy-two story ID numbers that are being used on withdrawn
stories and will never be used for new nominations.

So that's why there are 1166 nominations, but the highest number is
1166+72=1258 (if I did my math right).

> >Update:
> >Total Nominations: 1166
> >Withdrawn: 72
> >Completed: 1031
> >

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Msg# 4239

Re: 2005 MEFA Nominations 5-13-2005 Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 13, 2005 - 13:48:35 Topic ID# 4235
Thanks Marta : )

So the difference between 1166 - 1031 = 135 means that there are 135 nominations that are incomplete and still pending?

Thanks again!

Mari


Update:
> >Total Nominations: 1166
> >Withdrawn: 72
> >Completed: 1031
> >


>
>On 13 May 2005, at 10:50, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:
>
>> Hi Ya,
>>
>> †I am just curious as to why the total nominations here say 1166, and
>> some of the nominations below have numbers up in the 1220's?
>>
>> †Mari
>>
>
>Hi Mari,
>
>We have had a lot of stories withdrawn. seventy-two, to be exact (going
>by Ainae's stats below). If a story is withdrawn, it's still in the
>database; it just doesn't show up on the website. THat means that there
>are seventy-two story ID numbers that are being used on withdrawn
>stories and will never be used for new nominations.
>
>So that's why there are 1166 nominations, but the highest number is
>1166+72=1258 (if I did my math right).
>
>> †>Update:
>> †>Total Nominations: 1166
>> †>Withdrawn: 72
>> †>Completed: 1031
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Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4240

Re: 2005 MEFA Nominations 5-13-2005 Posted by Marta Layton May 13, 2005 - 14:11:58 Topic ID# 4235
On 13 May 2005, at 14:47, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:

> Thanks Marta : )
>

You're welcome.

> So the difference between 1166 - 1031 = 135 means that there are 135
> nominations that are incomplete and still pending?
>

Exactly. These are stories where we haven't heard back from the author,
or the author has requested more time to decide whether to allow their
stories to compete. (It happens!)

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Msg# 4241

Re: viability report - 13 May 2005 Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 13, 2005 - 14:12:47 Topic ID# 4237
Marta, I have a question about a story, Stealth and Grace, that you have listed in this category:
>
>"Almost Viable" -- those categories containing three or four stories
>
>BT: Post-Ring War / WIP [4/4]
> † †Anastasia † Stealth and Grace
> † †LadyAranel †What Thou Lovest Well
> † †SoundofHorns † †All for Her
> † †VanatheEverYoung † †The Trees Remember

I nominated it, and it is not a WIP, it is a complete short story. Here is the listing from my nominating page:

802 Title: Stealth and Grace by Anastasia (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
Story's URL: http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge06/10128.html#cutid1
Suggested Award Categories:
Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Genres: Movie-verse
Genres: Humor
Suggested SubCategories: cross-cultural, Gondor

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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4242

Re: viability report - 13 May 2005 Posted by Marta Layton May 13, 2005 - 14:27:57 Topic ID# 4237
On 13 May 2005, at 15:12, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:

> Marta, I have a question about a story, Stealth and Grace, that you
> have listed in this category:
> >
> >"Almost Viable" -- those categories containing three or four stories
> >
> >BT: Post-Ring War / WIP [4/4]
> > † †Anastasia † Stealth and Grace
> > † †LadyAranel †What Thou Lovest Well
> > † †SoundofHorns † †All for Her
> > † †VanatheEverYoung † †The Trees Remember
>
> I nominated it, and it is not a WIP, it is a complete short story.
> Here is the listing from my nominating page:
>
> 802 Title: Stealth and Grace by Anastasia (Story: Short Story)
> Rating: G
> Story's URL:
> http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge06/10128.html#cutid1
> Suggested Award Categories:
> Books/Time: Post-Ring War
> Genres: Movie-verse
> Genres: Humor†
> Suggested SubCategories: cross-cultural, Gondor
>
> Mari
>

Thanks, Mari. I had mistakenly entered it as a WIP into the database.
I'll correct it right now.

Which means that BT: Post-Ring War/WIP has three stories by three
authors.

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Msg# 4243

Re: viability report - 13 May 2005 Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 13, 2005 - 14:47:38 Topic ID# 4237
No problem Marta : ) I wish that I could think of a suitable WIP - I know that there are quite a few stories that I am forgetting that I had planned to nominate this year! I have already started a list for next year, lol : )

Mari

>
>On 13 May 2005, at 15:12, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:
>
>> Marta, I have a question about a story, Stealth and Grace, that you
>> have listed in this category:
>> †>
>> †>"Almost Viable" -- those categories containing three or four stories
>> †>
>> †>BT: Post-Ring War / WIP [4/4]
>> †> † †Anastasia † Stealth and Grace
>> †> † †LadyAranel †What Thou Lovest Well
>> †> † †SoundofHorns † †All for Her
>> †> † †VanatheEverYoung † †The Trees Remember
>>
>> †I nominated it, and it is not a WIP, it is a complete short story.
>> Here is the listing from my nominating page:
>>
>> †802 Title: Stealth and Grace by Anastasia (Story: Short Story)
>> Rating: G
>> †Story's URL:
>> http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge06/10128.html#cutid1
>> †Suggested Award Categories:
>> †Books/Time: Post-Ring War
>> †Genres: Movie-verse
>> †Genres: Humor†
>> †Suggested SubCategories: cross-cultural, Gondor
>>
>> †Mari
>>
>
>Thanks, Mari. I had mistakenly entered it as a WIP into the database.
>I'll correct it right now.
>
>Which means that BT: Post-Ring War/WIP has three stories by three
>authors.
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Msg# 4244

Re: Council of Elrond poem Posted by BLJean@aol.com May 13, 2005 - 18:25:17 Topic ID# 4244
That would probably be appropriate, since it is in the style of Lewis Carrol.

Thanks,
Lin

In a message dated 5/13/2005 4:18:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com writes:
Would you like it to compete in Gr: Crossovers / Poetry? I think it
might fit there, if it's a poem written in the style of a different
author.


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Msg# 4245

Re: Council of Elrond poem Posted by Marta Layton May 13, 2005 - 22:26:10 Topic ID# 4244
On 13 May 2005, at 19:25, BLJean@aol.com wrote:

> That would probably be appropriate, since it is in the style of Lewis
> Carrol.
>
> Thanks,
> Lin
>

Yes, I thought that was the case. I've made Gr: Crossover your first
choice, what was your first choice your second choice, and what was
your second choice your third choice. I hope that's what you wanted.

If you'd like it to be something else please let me know.

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Msg# 4246

can't create an author Posted by Elena Tiriel May 14, 2005 - 3:36:51 Topic ID# 4246
Hi,

I'm trying to nominate a story, and can't create an author entry for the
person. I have tried three different variations of her name (Sienna,
SiennaAuthor, and AuthorSienna) and I keep getting "The user name chosen by
you is already being used by another user. Please select another user name."

But none of these is in the author drop-down list.

Oh, crap. I just now tried the name "XYZ", and get the same error message.
(I hope I'm not accidentally creating dummy entries, even with the error
messages...)

Help, please!

- Barbara
"Elena Tiriel"

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Msg# 4247

Re: can't create an author Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard May 14, 2005 - 6:19:59 Topic ID# 4246
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Elena Tiriel" <ElenaTiriel@h...> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to nominate a story, and can't create an author entry
> for the person. I have tried three different variations of her name
> (Sienna, SiennaAuthor, and AuthorSienna) and I keep getting "The
> user name chosen by you is already being used by another user.
> Please select another user name."

Elena, I forwarded this message to the Staff list since I ran into the
same problem a while ago. It might be that Sienna is in the listing
with that e-mail adress, so I hope they will have a look at it asap.

Rhapsody
MEFA author Liaison

Msg# 4248

Re: can't create an author Posted by Elena Tiriel May 14, 2005 - 13:17:45 Topic ID# 4246
Oh, it's the EMAIL address that has to be unique? *slaps forehead* well, of
course!

Okay, that explains it. I don't have her email address yet -- sent her a
message (yesterday... :( ) to ask for it, so I was using my own just to get
her set up temporarily (and I put a note to that effect).

Sorry for my late-night confusion, but that certainly explains it!

Hope she sees my message and replies today, she has a lovely (very)
post-Ring War WIP that would help round out that category nicely...

- Barbara


>From: "rhapsody_the_bard" <rhapsody74@gmail.com>
>
>--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Elena Tiriel" <ElenaTiriel@h...> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm trying to nominate a story, and can't create an author entry
> > for the person. I have tried three different variations of her name
> > (Sienna, SiennaAuthor, and AuthorSienna) and I keep getting "The
> > user name chosen by you is already being used by another user.
> > Please select another user name."
>
>Elena, I forwarded this message to the Staff list since I ran into the
>same problem a while ago. It might be that Sienna is in the listing
>with that e-mail adress, so I hope they will have a look at it asap.
>
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Msg# 4249

Re: can't create an author Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard May 14, 2005 - 14:08:12 Topic ID# 4246
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Elena Tiriel" <ElenaTiriel@h...> wrote:
> Oh, it's the EMAIL address that has to be unique? *slaps forehead*
> well, of course!
>
> Okay, that explains it. I don't have her email address yet -- sent
> her a message (yesterday... :( ) to ask for it, so I was using my
> own just to get her set up temporarily (and I put a note to that
> effect).

Elena, please be careful. If she is indeed already in the system and
it is a system 'glitch' as it occured with my author that I nominated,
you are creating a sock-puppet by accident. It all got sorted, so I
assume that this will be the case as well. :)

> Sorry for my late-night confusion, but that certainly explains it!

Well it might be nice to know that it wasn't you. :c)

> Hope she sees my message and replies today, she has a lovely (very)
> post-Ring War WIP that would help round out that category nicely...

That would indeed be nice!

Rhapsody

Msg# 4250

Re: can't create an author Posted by Elena Tiriel May 14, 2005 - 14:52:15 Topic ID# 4246
Thank you, Rhapsody. I had checked and found that she was not in the system
before trying to add her.

I did indeed find out her email address, successfully created an author for
her, and started to nominate her wonderful story, only to find out that: a)
it's NC-17, and b) NC-17's aren't allowed. Waaaaaahhhhhhhh!

And it's one of my favorite stories, too...

- Barbara

>From: "rhapsody_the_bard" <rhapsody74@gmail.com>
>
>--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Elena Tiriel" <ElenaTiriel@h...> wrote:
> > Oh, it's the EMAIL address that has to be unique? *slaps forehead*
> > well, of course!
>
>Elena, please be careful. If she is indeed already in the system and
>it is a system 'glitch' as it occured with my author that I nominated,
>you are creating a sock-puppet by accident. It all got sorted, so I
>assume that this will be the case as well. :)
>
> > Sorry for my late-night confusion, but that certainly explains it!
>
>Well it might be nice to know that it wasn't you. :c)
>
> > Hope she sees my message and replies today, she has a lovely (very)
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Msg# 4251

Re: can't create an author Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 14, 2005 - 15:36:38 Topic ID# 4246
She was probably an author who had her only story withdrawn, removing her from the author list, but leaving her account still there. I've deleted her account as there is no way I can set her to Author again. That goes on automatically when someone nominates a story.

So try adding her again now.

--Ainae

-----Original Message-----
From: Elena Tiriel <ElenaTiriel@hotmail.com>
Sent: May 14, 2005 3:36 AM
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MEFAwards] can't create an author

Hi,

I'm trying to nominate a story, and can't create an author entry for the
person. I have tried three different variations of her name (Sienna,
SiennaAuthor, and AuthorSienna) and I keep getting "The user name chosen by
you is already being used by another user. Please select another user name."

But none of these is in the author drop-down list.

Oh, crap. I just now tried the name "XYZ", and get the same error message.
(I hope I'm not accidentally creating dummy entries, even with the error
messages...)

Help, please!

- Barbara
"Elena Tiriel"

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Msg# 4252

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-14-2005 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 14, 2005 - 15:45:41 Topic ID# 4252
Update:
Total Nominations: 1195
Withdrawn: 76
Completed: 1050!

2 days to go, including today!

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Story ID: 1222 · Clasps and Links
Author: Songspinner · (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: Merry helps Eowyn search for something very special on her wedding day…
Nominated by: Marigold
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Story ID: 1254 · During a journey in the dark...
Author: Thundera Tiger · (Work In Progress: Novel) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Join our favorite Fellowship heroes as they continue the journey of missing scenes and missing thoug ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1164 · Pippin's Patent Remedies
Author: Llinos/Melilot Hill CoAuthors · (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Humor
Story Summary: No 1. Headache Cure; Frodo has a headache and Pippin tries to help. No 2. Remedies for a Broken He ...
Nominated by: hobbitgrace
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Story ID: 1110 · Equals
Author: Beethoven's 7th · (Work In Progress: Short Story) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: Did Merry and Estella have an agreement before he left on the Quest?
Nominated by: Rhapsody
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Story ID: 1240 · The Healer's Choice
Author: Sivan Shemesh · (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: Legolas was hurt in battle, but when Aragorn tries to heal him, Legolas won’t let him. What then is ...
Nominated by: sivan32
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Story ID: 1230 · Lightness
Author: Dana · (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Merry wonders if Pippin will ever wake up...
Nominated by: Llinos
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Story ID: 1258 · Borne to Me By the Sea
Author: AngelQueen · (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: The Sea is restless today. Perhaps it chooses to mirror my own conflicted heart...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1250 · We Will Follow
Author: pippinfan88 · (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: Pippin, Merry, and Frodo go tramping around the Shire...with some entertaining results.
Nominated by: grey_wonderer
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Story ID: 1255 · The Party Next Door
Author: Acacea · (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Hobbit
Story Summary: A curious neighbour watches 13 dwarves and a wizard invade Bilbo's house one fine day in spring.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1233 · Wagers In Rivendell
Author: grey_wonderer · (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Humor
Story Summary: Merry gambles on his knowledge of his younger cousin.
Nominated by: Llinos
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Story ID: 1251 · When it Rains
Author: Hai Took · (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: A rainy day in which Merry and Pippin try to stay out of trouble but consequently end up on an “adve ...
Nominated by: grey_wonderer
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Story ID: 1236 · Because You’re With Me
Author: Lady of Ithilien · (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Hobbits
Story Summary: A minor incident shows Merry what his little cousin really thinks of him.
Nominated by: Marigold
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Msg# 4253

Re: can't create an author Posted by Elena Tiriel May 14, 2005 - 15:53:14 Topic ID# 4246
Thanks, Ainae!

I had gotten her email address and just added her a couple hours ago, but it
turns out the story I wanted to nominate is ineligible (NC-17). So, it's
good that you deleted her...

- Barbara

>From: Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net>

>She was probably an author who had her only story withdrawn, removing her
>from the author list, but leaving her account still there. I've deleted her
>account as there is no way I can set her to Author again. That goes on
>automatically when someone nominates a story.
>
>So try adding her again now.
>
>--Ainae
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Elena Tiriel <ElenaTiriel@hotmail.com>
>Sent: May 14, 2005 3:36 AM
>To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [MEFAwards] can't create an author
>
>Hi,
>
>I'm trying to nominate a story, and can't create an author entry for the
>person. I have tried three different variations of her name (Sienna,
>SiennaAuthor, and AuthorSienna) and I keep getting "The user name chosen by
>you is already being used by another user. Please select another user
>name."
>
>But none of these is in the author drop-down list.
>
>Oh, crap. I just now tried the name "XYZ", and get the same error message.
>(I hope I'm not accidentally creating dummy entries, even with the error
>messages...)
>
>Help, please!
>
>- Barbara
>"Elena Tiriel"
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Msg# 4254

Password for the awards web site? Posted by fliewatuet May 14, 2005 - 17:31:26 Topic ID# 4254
Help!
I joined the yahoo group only recently and am now wondering what I
missed, since I did not yet receive a password for the awards web site.

TIA,
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Msg# 4255

Last Day for Nominations, 5/15/2005, 12:00 am Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com May 14, 2005 - 23:43:52 Topic ID# 4255
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Msg# 4256

? editing nominations Posted by elanor of aquitania May 15, 2005 - 0:08:56 Topic ID# 4256
Hi,
I experience repeatedly problems when I want to edit
nominations I nominated less than 24 hours before.

Might this be a problem with the date?

I reside in Europe.
Last time I was able to edit for some hours.
Now the nominations are not an hour old
and already I am not allowed anymore to edit :-(

If the date is the problem,
maybe the limit could be set to two days ?

Many thanks anyhow
for this easy to use site :-)
Elanor

Msg# 4257

Multiple noms for the same story Posted by Kim May 15, 2005 - 0:18:09 Topic ID# 4257
I don't know what I did, but it shows up three times!!!

I swear I hit the button only once!!!!

Avaril/Bird is the author's nickname. Tickle-goblein is the ficlet.

Sorry.

Msg# 4258

Apparent bug in MEFA2005. Not major. Posted by Anthony Holder May 15, 2005 - 0:53:12 Topic ID# 4258
Elanor of Aquitania noticed this.

Nominators are supposed to have a day to fix problems with nominations.
That has apparently worked just fine until today (after midnight). I
must have messed something up with the date checking, and it is off by
one somewhere, but I couldn't find the problem with a quick look, and I
really need to go to bed.

It is very unlikely to be fixed today.

So... Be really careful, and check all the data before you hit that
'Submit' button, because you can't fix it. If you do have a problem,
and notice an error, wait until Monday (it really won't hurt, and will
save time today for last-minute nominations), and send an email to
Ainae.

Be sure to include:
Author Name
Author ID (You'll have to look it up on the Author List, because it
doesn't show up on the 'stories you nominated' list on your 'overview'
page.)
Story ID
Story Title

and a description of the problem. Ainae will have to figure out which
liaison to forward the info to, and it's a bit of work for her, so
please try to be careful.

Sorry I can't fix this one, but at least it's only one day.

Anthony

Msg# 4259

duplicate author names? Posted by Elena Tiriel May 15, 2005 - 5:19:49 Topic ID# 4259
Hi,

I was browsing through the nominations database, did a search on "Daw" and
noticed that there were 4 different variations on Daw's author name. Is
this a problem?

Just FYI, what I saw was:

daw
daw the minstrel
Daw the Minstrel, and
dawtheminstrel.

- Barbara

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Msg# 4260

Check Ballot Season Begins, 5/16/2005, 12:00 am Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com May 15, 2005 - 11:56:28 Topic ID# 4260
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Msg# 4261

Re: duplicate author names? Posted by Marta Layton May 15, 2005 - 12:44:00 Topic ID# 4259
On 15 May 2005, at 06:19, Elena Tiriel wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I was browsing through the nominations database, did a search on "Daw"
> and
> noticed that there were 4 different variations on Daw's author name.
> Is
> this a problem?
>
> Just FYI, what I saw was:
>
> daw
> daw the minstrel
> Daw the Minstrel, and
> dawtheminstrel.
>
> - Barbara
>

Hi Barbara,

That would be my own haphazard way of entering things into the
database. I'll try to go in and fix it at some point over the next few
days.

You might notice a similar problem with authors who use all-lowercaps
in their names, i.e., annmarwalk. The problem is that Yahoo
alphabetises by the ASCII value of the first letter, then of the second
letter, etc. So a name with a lowercase 'a' is displayed after *all*
the names starting with an uppercase letter. I started out putting the
names in as they were displayed at the database, then realised this
caused sorting problems and started to make the first letter
capitalised whatever the website said.

As for Daw, I think it's because I know her as "Daw" informally rather
than "Daw the Minstrel" from the SOA Yahoo group. I'm almost certain
they're all listed under the same author at the MEFA2005 website.

Marta
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Msg# 4262

Re: duplicate author names? Posted by Elena Tiriel May 15, 2005 - 16:11:36 Topic ID# 4259
Hi Marta,

Yes, I did notice later that there was only one Daw in the drop-down box for
nominating stories. If I had seen that, I would have realized that there
wasn't a problem. (Love that literal-minded character sorting, don't you?
:( Especially on numbers: "1", "11", "111", "2", ...)

Thanks for the reply!
- Barbara

>From: Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com>
>On 15 May 2005, at 06:19, Elena Tiriel wrote:
>
>Hi Barbara,
>
>That would be my own haphazard way of entering things into the
>database. I'll try to go in and fix it at some point over the next few
>days.
>
>You might notice a similar problem with authors who use all-lowercaps
>in their names, i.e., annmarwalk. The problem is that Yahoo
>alphabetises by the ASCII value of the first letter, then of the second
>letter, etc. So a name with a lowercase 'a' is displayed after *all*
>the names starting with an uppercase letter. I started out putting the
>names in as they were displayed at the database, then realised this
>caused sorting problems and started to make the first letter
>capitalised whatever the website said.
>
>As for Daw, I think it's because I know her as "Daw" informally rather
>than "Daw the Minstrel" from the SOA Yahoo group. I'm almost certain
>they're all listed under the same author at the MEFA2005 website.
>
>Marta
>*****
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Msg# 4263

Re: duplicate author names? Posted by Marta Layton May 15, 2005 - 16:23:05 Topic ID# 4259
On 15 May 2005, at 17:11, Elena Tiriel wrote:

> Hi Marta,
>
> Yes, I did notice later that there was only one Daw in the drop-down
> box for
> nominating stories. If I had seen that, I would have realized that
> there
> wasn't a problem.

I'm glad there's only one name at the nominations database. That's the
one that would really *need* to be changed, because it could create
problems with author votes. Problems with the Yahoo database are mainly
an inconvenience. I want to fix it, but it's not likely to cause major
problems.

> (Love that literal-minded character sorting, don't you?
> :( Especially on numbers: "1", "11", "111", "2", ...)
>

Hey, would do you expect from a machine that only thinks in 1's and
0's? :-P It's a bit frustrating at times!

Marta
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Msg# 4264

duplicate nomination -- oops! Posted by Elena Tiriel May 15, 2005 - 16:39:35 Topic ID# 4264
Hi,

I went on a nominating streak last night, but accidentally added the same
story twice:

#1293 Unforsaken, by Marnie, is a duplicate of
#1292 Unforsaken, by Marnie

Sorry!

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Msg# 4265

Re: duplicate nomination -- oops! Posted by Marta Layton May 15, 2005 - 16:53:56 Topic ID# 4264
Hi Barbara,

I have forwarded this message to Werecat (who I think is Marnie's
liaison) and the staff Yahoo list. Someone will remove the nomination.
Thanks for letting us know.

Marta

On 15 May 2005, at 17:39, Elena Tiriel wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I went on a nominating streak last night, but accidentally added the
> same
> story twice:
>
> #1293 Unforsaken, by Marnie, is a duplicate of
> #1292 Unforsaken, by Marnie
>
> Sorry!
>
> - Barbara
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Msg# 4266

is the nominating site dead? Posted by Elena Tiriel May 15, 2005 - 22:47:36 Topic ID# 4266
So, is the site dead? I was making a few last-minute nominations, but get
time-out errors repeatedly. Oh, well -- might as well go to dinner, by the
time it's back up it will be midnight there (only a little more than an hour
away now).

- Barbara, who probably shouldn't have waited to the last moment, anyway ;-D

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Msg# 4267

site back up Posted by Elena Tiriel May 15, 2005 - 22:49:28 Topic ID# 4267
oh, well, it must have been a burp...

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Msg# 4268

Re: site back up Posted by Marta Layton May 15, 2005 - 23:08:46 Topic ID# 4267
On 15 May 2005, at 23:49, Elena Tiriel wrote:

> oh, well, it must have been a burp...
>

Or heavy traffic. I know there have been a few times that I've had to
reload because it timed out.

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Msg# 4269

Nomination Season Ends, 5/15/2005, 11:45 pm Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com May 15, 2005 - 23:25:24 Topic ID# 4269
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Msg# 4270

Check Ballot Season Begins, 5/16/2005, 12:00 am Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com May 15, 2005 - 23:25:34 Topic ID# 4260
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Msg# 4271

Nomination Season is Over! Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 16, 2005 - 0:26:55 Topic ID# 4271
We will still be collecting Author permissions until the 4th set up
checkballots, so the number of Completed nominations may very well go up,
but MAN have we had quite a run! Thanks everyone for nominating so many
stories! No go and tell your friends to join up so we have more readers to
read all these stories! ;-)

Get reading, if you haven't started already. We have 3 months til Voting
Season. During Check Ballot Season, which starts today and runs to the end
of May, I will post 4 set sof Check Ballots. Basically these are ballots
that we check for mistakes. Iron out the wrinkles, so to speak. The first
will be posted after we've got all the categories and subcategories
assigned, which should be a lot easier done than last year!

I'll post the Completed nominations before I go to bed tonight.

--Ainaechoiriel
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Msg# 4272

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-15-2005 #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 16, 2005 - 0:27:33 Topic ID# 4272
Story ID: 1290 ∑ The Feud of Shadow and Light
Author: Havetoist ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Alternate Universe
Story Summary: The Feud of Shadow and Light is part of a much larger work,
an AU spanning from the Last Alliance to ...
Nominated by: marcianightengale
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Story ID: 1158 ∑ Hobbits: An Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual
Author: Theresa Green ∑ (Story) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Humor
Story Summary: Everything you always wanted to know about the care of
hobbits, plus quite a lot of information that ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1304 ∑ In Thranduil's Halls
Author: Gwynnyd ∑ (Vignette: Ficlet) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: Legolas' unease at his return to Eryn Lasgalen
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1305 ∑ The Weaving is the Easy Part
Author: Gwynnyd ∑ (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: Arwen at her loom
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1299 ∑ Isildur's Inheritance
Author: Gwynnyd ∑ (Vignette: Ficlet) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Aragorn is tempted by the Ring
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1306 ∑ Morgul Vale
Author: Gwynnyd ∑ (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Men
Story Summary: Aragorn ventures near Minas Morgul
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1298 ∑ A Long Awaited Party
Author: Gwynnyd ∑ (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: A Shire birthday party for the King
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1301 ∑ Children of AulŽ, Children of Men
Author: Gwynnyd ∑ (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural
Story Summary: A trade meeting of Nķmenůreans and Dwarves
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1303 ∑ Two Views for a Stranger
Author: Gwynnyd ∑ (Drabble: Drabble Series) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural
Story Summary: Boromir finally approaches Rivendell
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1302 ∑ On Watch in Moria
Author: Gwynnyd ∑ (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural
Story Summary: Aragorn keeps vigil in the depths of Moria
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1300 ∑ Beauty in the Light
Author: Gwynnyd ∑ (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Dwarves
Story Summary: A Dwarf woman thinks of Gimli
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1270 ∑ All That Was Beauitiful
Author: Citrine ∑ (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Men
Story Summary: Eowyn's first meeting with Grima. One shot vignette, G-rated,
but slightly creepy.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1308 ∑ Blizzard!
Author: Nilmandra ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Legolas makes new friends, some bad choices, learns to handle
conflict, and remembers why he loves h ...
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1307 ∑ Hunting
Author: Nilmandra ∑ (Story: Novella) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Genres: Adventure
Story Summary: Nine year old Legolas is learning to track and hunt in the
safety of the realm of his father, King T ...
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1197 ∑ One Who Ran
Author: thevina_finduilas ∑ (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Inspired by some throwaway lines in 'The Black Gate Opens.' A
short vignette about one of the namele ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 496 ∑ Below the Balcony
Author: Ninamazing ∑ (Vignette: Drabble Series) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Several citizens of Minas Tirith pause in their rejoicing
when they catch sight of two figures high ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1362 ∑ Roast Mutton
Author: Marta ∑ (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Villains
Story Summary: Bilbo tries to burgle the trolls.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1359 ∑ An Unexpected Party
Author: Marta ∑ (Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Hobbit
Story Summary: Bilbo has Gandalf and the dwarves over for dinner. (Based on
"An Unexpected Party", _The H ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1253 ∑ Lost and Found
Author: Bodkin ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: A mother reflects on the effects of the quest. The thoughts
of Eglantine Took.
Nominated by: grey_wonderer
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Story ID: 1211 ∑ Can You Hear Me?
Author: White Gull ∑ (Poem) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Elanor wishes to send a message across the sea.
Nominated by: White Gull
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Story ID: 1212 ∑ Parting Gifts
Author: White Gull ∑ (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: The Shire receives an unusual visitor.
Nominated by: White Gull
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Story ID: 1210 ∑ Passwords
Author: White Gull ∑ (Story: Ficlet) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Humor
Story Summary: What *really* happened on Moria\'s doorstep.
Nominated by: White Gull
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Story ID: 1372 ∑ The Great Years
Author: Marta ∑ (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: The War of the Ring, from the perspective of the Eagles.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 504 ∑ Goldfinch and Nightingale
Author: Nrink ∑ (Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Men
Story Summary: A drabble featuring a very young Finduilas and her sister
Ivriniel on beholding the White City for t ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1209 ∑ A Mother's Dream
Author: White Gull ∑ (Poem) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Primula's prayers for her son.
Nominated by: White Gull
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Msg# 4273

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-15-2005 #4 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 16, 2005 - 0:28:06 Topic ID# 4273
Update:
Total Nominations: 1310
Withdrawn: 84
Completed: 1081

Nomination Season is OVER!

Story ID: 318 . In the Forest, Singing Sorrowless
Author: Nrink . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: The meeting and betrothal of Denethor and Finduilas of Dol
Amroth
Nominated by: annmarwalk
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Story ID: 214 . A Mantle of Silver Stars
Author: Nrink . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: How did Finduilas come by her starry mantle? Based loosely on
the movie-verse. Here you\'ll find a v ...
Nominated by: annmarwalk
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Story ID: 1208 . Circle of Light
Author: White Gull . (Poem) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: The tale of the phial.
Nominated by: White Gull
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Story ID: 1243 . The Diary of Frodo Baggins
Author: aelfgifuemma . (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Frodo, age 12, recounts his experiences the first few years
following his parents' deaths.
Nominated by: sweetonaragorn
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Story ID: 44 . Reconciliation
Author: Nrink . (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: Faramir, Denethor, Finduilas, and forgiveness.
Nominated by: Dwimordene
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Story ID: 1312 . The Healing Touch
Author: Werecat . (Vignette: Ficlet) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Men
Story Summary: A moment in the Houses of Healing, involving OCs and, of
course, a cat.
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Msg# 4274

Question about voting season... Posted by Larian Elensar May 16, 2005 - 0:36:48 Topic ID# 4274
This may be in the faqs some where, but I'm too lazy to look...*grin*

Is voting season going to be like it was last year?

Each category opening on certain days and closing two weeks (10 days?) later?

Or will all the categories be open for the whole time? (Since it's automated
now?)


Thanks,


Larian

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
-Dave Barry

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Msg# 4275

Re: Question about voting season... Posted by Marta Layton May 16, 2005 - 9:28:38 Topic ID# 4274
On 16 May 2005, at 01:36, Larian Elensar wrote:

> This may be in the faqs some where, but I'm too lazy to look...*grin*
>
> Is voting season going to be like it was last year?
>

Hi Larian,

I think all the categories will be open all throughout voting season.
They're certainly open now; that is, you can go ahead and enter votes
intoo the system, and they jus won't be visible to anyone else until
voting season.

I may be wrong, but I haven't seen anyone say that, once voting season
rolls around, only certain categories will be open on certain days. I'm
sure Ainae or someone will correct me if I'm mistaken.

Marta
*****
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Msg# 4276

Re: 2005 MEFA Nominations 5-15-2005 #4 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 16, 2005 - 14:04:58 Topic ID# 4273
Oops. That should have been #2, not #4.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ainaechoiriel
> Sent: Monday, May 16, 2005 12:26 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] 2005 MEFA Nominations 5-15-2005 #4
>
> Update:
> Total Nominations: 1310
> Withdrawn: 84
> Completed: 1081
>
> Nomination Season is OVER!
>
> Story ID: 318 . In the Forest, Singing Sorrowless
> Author: Nrink . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G First
> Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings Story
> Summary: The meeting and betrothal of Denethor and Finduilas
> of Dol Amroth Nominated by: annmarwalk
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> Story ID: 214 . A Mantle of Silver Stars
> Author: Nrink . (Story: Short Story) Rating: G First
> Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings Story
> Summary: How did Finduilas come by her starry mantle? Based
> loosely on the movie-verse. Here you\'ll find a v ...
> Nominated by: annmarwalk
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> Story ID: 1208 . Circle of Light
> Author: White Gull . (Poem) Rating: G
> First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
> Story Summary: The tale of the phial.
> Nominated by: White Gull
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> Story ID: 1243 . The Diary of Frodo Baggins
> Author: aelfgifuemma . (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: PG
> First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
> Story Summary: Frodo, age 12, recounts his experiences the
> first few years following his parents' deaths.
> Nominated by: sweetonaragorn
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> Story ID: 44 . Reconciliation
> Author: Nrink . (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG First
> Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War Story Summary:
> Faramir, Denethor, Finduilas, and forgiveness.
> Nominated by: Dwimordene
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> Story ID: 1312 . The Healing Touch
> Author: Werecat . (Vignette: Ficlet) Rating: G First
> Suggested Category: Races/Places: Men Story Summary: A moment
> in the Houses of Healing, involving OCs and, of course, a cat.
> Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>
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Msg# 4277

Re: Question about voting season... Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 16, 2005 - 14:07:21 Topic ID# 4274
It will be open season for every category at the same time. That was
decided by a post-mortem vote.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Larian Elensar
> Sent: Monday, May 16, 2005 12:37 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Question about voting season...
>
> This may be in the faqs some where, but I'm too lazy to look...*grin*
>
> Is voting season going to be like it was last year?
>
> Each category opening on certain days and closing two weeks
> (10 days?) later?
>
> Or will all the categories be open for the whole time? (Since
> it's automated
> now?)
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> Larian
>
> There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
> -Dave Barry
>
> larian_elensar@yahoo.com
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> OEAM archive http://www.ofelvesandmen.com Archive addy
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Msg# 4278

Warning about fake yahoogroups monitor (sorry for cross-posting) Posted by BLJean@aol.com May 17, 2005 - 9:14:30 Topic ID# 4278
I don't know if this is "real" or not but it sounds malicious enough to be
"real". Sorry for cross-posting, but I belong to several yahoogroups. I usually
check out such warnings before passing them on, but I have to sign off now!

> FYI to all~
> Someone has been joining communities with the
> nickname YAHOO COMMUNITY MONITOR, and then
> posting
> the following:
>
> Yahoo Community Monitor says:
> "Yahoo Group Managers have been receiving a few
> complaints about your group. I am required to
> join your site and monitor
> it for about one month. I will not do anything to
> damage or ruin your
> site, I am only required to monitor it. The only
> thing required of
> you is to accept my application and make me a
> Manager of your group for
> the time I am there. If you cannot meet these
> requirements,Yahoo
> will have to shut your group down."
>
> DO NOT!! make this person a manager! SHE/HE is a
> fake, and has been deleting groups once made a
> manager. BAN the member
> immediately. Please let other groups know about
> this problem


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Msg# 4279

Re: Question about voting season... Posted by Larian Elensar May 17, 2005 - 13:02:03 Topic ID# 4274
Thanks, I'd forgotten that!


--- Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
> It will be open season for every category at the same time. That was
> decided by a post-mortem vote.
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
> MEFA Admin and Founder
>
> "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://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa The Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards
>
> Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Larian Elensar
> > Sent: Monday, May 16, 2005 12:37 AM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] Question about voting season...
> >
> > This may be in the faqs some where, but I'm too lazy to look...*grin*
> >
> > Is voting season going to be like it was last year?
> >
> > Each category opening on certain days and closing two weeks
> > (10 days?) later?
> >
> > Or will all the categories be open for the whole time? (Since
> > it's automated
> > now?)
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> > Larian
> >
> > There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
> > -Dave Barry
> >
> > larian_elensar@yahoo.com
> > Live Journal: http://www.livejournal.com/users/larian
> > OEAM archive http://www.ofelvesandmen.com Archive addy
> > archive@ofelvesandmen.com
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> >
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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>

Msg# 4280

Re: Question about voting season... Posted by Larian Elensar May 17, 2005 - 13:03:39 Topic ID# 4274
Okay, I thought that's how it would work, just wanted to make sure, thanks,


--- Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 16 May 2005, at 01:36, Larian Elensar wrote:
>
> > This may be in the faqs some where, but I'm too lazy to look...*grin*
> >
> > Is voting season going to be like it was last year?
> >
>
> Hi Larian,
>
> I think all the categories will be open all throughout voting season.
> They're certainly open now; that is, you can go ahead and enter votes
> intoo the system, and they jus won't be visible to anyone else until
> voting season.
>
> I may be wrong, but I haven't seen anyone say that, once voting season
> rolls around, only certain categories will be open on certain days. I'm
> sure Ainae or someone will correct me if I'm mistaken.
>
> Marta
> *****
> On the other hand, you have different fingers.
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>

Msg# 4281

Re: Warning about fake yahoogroups monitor (sorry for cross-posting) Posted by erin\_hobbit\_ofbt May 17, 2005 - 13:21:37 Topic ID# 4278
Interesting ...

I did a bit of googling but I can't discern whether it's a real
problem or not. At least one website, "Scifi Noir", claims it
happened to them, though they seem to think Yahoo itself did the
deletion. However, from what I've found, there IS no such thing as a
Yahoo Community Monitor. So if anyone is doing this, they are indeed
fakes.

The other curious thing is that the same story was apparently making
the rounds in 2002, as I found refences to it, then. An Urban Legend
website made note but apparently was unable to confirm whether it was
real or a hoax.

Weird.

Cheers ~

Erin


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, BLJean@a... wrote:
> I don't know if this is "real" or not but it sounds malicious enough
to be
> "real". Sorry for cross-posting, but I belong to several
yahoogroups. I usually
> check out such warnings before passing them on, but I have to sign
off now!
>
> > FYI to all~
> > Someone has been joining communities with the
> > nickname YAHOO COMMUNITY MONITOR, and then
> > posting
> > the following:

Msg# 4282

Re: Warning about fake yahoogroups monitor (sorry for cross-posting) Posted by linda harris May 17, 2005 - 18:15:02 Topic ID# 4278
complain to yahoo, get them to shut this guys acess down. That aoughta fix his or her little red wagon

erin_hobbit_ofbt <erin_hobbit_ofbt@yahoo.com> wrote:Interesting ...

I did a bit of googling but I can't discern whether it's a real
problem or not. At least one website, "Scifi Noir", claims it
happened to them, though they seem to think Yahoo itself did the
deletion. However, from what I've found, there IS no such thing as a
Yahoo Community Monitor. So if anyone is doing this, they are indeed
fakes.

The other curious thing is that the same story was apparently making
the rounds in 2002, as I found refences to it, then. An Urban Legend
website made note but apparently was unable to confirm whether it was
real or a hoax.

Weird.

Cheers ~

Erin


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, BLJean@a... wrote:
> I don't know if this is "real" or not but it sounds malicious enough
to be
> "real". Sorry for cross-posting, but I belong to several
yahoogroups. I usually
> check out such warnings before passing them on, but I have to sign
off now!
>
> > FYI to all~
> > Someone has been joining communities with the
> > nickname YAHOO COMMUNITY MONITOR, and then
> > posting
> > the following:





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Msg# 4283

Website question Posted by dwimmer\_laik May 17, 2005 - 19:47:20 Topic ID# 4283
I don't mean to make more work for poor Anthony, but I wonder if it
would be possible to make menus "sticky" in some sense, to make it
slightly less time-consuming when we vote?

The way I vote is as follows (or the way I *will* vote once I've
finished with the stories I nominated):

Select main category. Find all stories written within a category.
Review all stories in that category I want to review.

What happens is that as soon as I finish with one review, I have to go
back into "browse", reselect the category, scroll down to wherever I
left off, and then paste in another review. Repeat process. It'd be
slightly less time spent clicking around if we were sent back to the
last filter-sorted page.

Perhaps this could be put in the Post-mortem file as something to
consider later.

Thanks,

Dwim

Msg# 4284

Re: Website question Posted by Larian Elensar May 17, 2005 - 20:09:12 Topic ID# 4283
I haven't tried it yet, but the back button doesn't take you back to the last
filtered page?

Or maybe it can't go back after you submit a review, like I said, I haven't
tried it...


--- dwimmer_laik <dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I don't mean to make more work for poor Anthony, but I wonder if it
> would be possible to make menus "sticky" in some sense, to make it
> slightly less time-consuming when we vote?
>
> The way I vote is as follows (or the way I *will* vote once I've
> finished with the stories I nominated):
>
> Select main category. Find all stories written within a category.
> Review all stories in that category I want to review.
>
> What happens is that as soon as I finish with one review, I have to go
> back into "browse", reselect the category, scroll down to wherever I
> left off, and then paste in another review. Repeat process. It'd be
> slightly less time spent clicking around if we were sent back to the
> last filter-sorted page.
>
> Perhaps this could be put in the Post-mortem file as something to
> consider later.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dwim
>
>
>

Msg# 4285

Re: Website question Posted by dwimmer\_laik May 17, 2005 - 20:43:34 Topic ID# 4283
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Larian Elensar <larian_elensar@y...>
wrote:
> I haven't tried it yet, but the back button doesn't take you back to
the last
> filtered page?
>

Yes, it does. But then again, it's about the same number of clicks as
it would take to click browse, select the category, and then scroll.
It also takes awhile, at least on my browser, to load both the initial
page anyway. If it were possible to just be sent from the "save
review" to the last filtered page you were on, it'd quicken the
process. It doesn't seem like a lot, but it adds up if you start
looking at just how many stories you plan to review. Doing a whole
category in an evening could take an hour, even if you had all the
reviews already written out and ready to post.

Dwim

Msg# 4286

Re: Website question Posted by Marta Layton May 17, 2005 - 20:51:46 Topic ID# 4283
On 17 May 2005, at 21:43, dwimmer_laik wrote:

> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Larian Elensar <larian_elensar@y...>
> wrote:
> > I haven't tried it yet, but the back button doesn't take you back to
> the last
> > filtered page?
> >
>
> Yes, it does. But then again, it's about the same number of clicks as
> it would take to click browse, select the category, and then scroll.
> It also takes awhile, at least on my browser, to load both the initial
> page anyway. If it were possible to just be sent from the "save
> review" to the last filtered page you were on, it'd quicken the
> process. It doesn't seem like a lot, but it adds up if you start
> looking at just how many stories you plan to review. Doing a whole
> category in an evening could take an hour, even if you had all the
> reviews already written out and ready to post.
>
> Dwim
>

Hi Dwim,

Why don't you right-click on the link and select "open in new window"
(or "open in new tab" in certain programs like Firefox). Or... you have
a Mac like me, right? It's control-click. Or maybe apple-click. One of
those things. Play around with it; I can't remember off-hand.

Anyway, the idea is you can close the old window or tab, and then
you're back at the window you left.

Just a thought,
Marta
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Msg# 4287

Re: Website question Posted by Larian Elensar May 17, 2005 - 21:07:34 Topic ID# 4283
Yeah, that makes sense...like I said, I haven't tried yet...guess I'll take
that into consideration when I do get ready :D


--- dwimmer_laik <dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Yes, it does. But then again, it's about the same number of clicks as
> it would take to click browse, select the category, and then scroll.
> It also takes awhile, at least on my browser, to load both the initial
> page anyway. If it were possible to just be sent from the "save
> review" to the last filtered page you were on, it'd quicken the
> process. It doesn't seem like a lot, but it adds up if you start
> looking at just how many stories you plan to review. Doing a whole
> category in an evening could take an hour, even if you had all the
> reviews already written out and ready to post.
>
> Dwim
>
>
>
>

Msg# 4288

Re: Website question Posted by Laura May 17, 2005 - 21:59:50 Topic ID# 4283
I'm all for sticky menus myself, because like Dwim, I'm planning to vote by category, too. Right-clicking would work if sticky menus aren't an option. I've been doing that for some things as an author liason. But sticky menus would be really nice... Is that feasible?

Thundera


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-- Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com> wrote:


On 17 May 2005, at 21:43, dwimmer_laik wrote:

> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Larian Elensar <larian_elensar@y...>
> wrote:
> > I haven't tried it yet, but the back button doesn't take you back to
> the last
> > filtered page?
> >
>
> Yes, it does. But then again, it's about the same number of clicks as
> it would take to click browse, select the category, and then scroll.
> It also takes awhile, at least on my browser, to load both the initial
> page anyway. If it were possible to just be sent from the "save
> review" to the last filtered page you were on, it'd quicken the
> process. It doesn't seem like a lot, but it adds up if you start
> looking at just how many stories you plan to review. Doing a whole
> category in an evening could take an hour, even if you had all the
> reviews already written out and ready to post.
>
> Dwim
>

Hi Dwim,

Why don't you right-click on the link and select "open in new window"
(or "open in new tab" in certain programs like Firefox). Or... you have
a Mac like me, right? It's control-click. Or maybe apple-click. One of
those things. Play around with it; I can't remember off-hand.

Anyway, the idea is you can close the old window or tab, and then
you're back at the window you left.

Just a thought,
Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.


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Msg# 4289

Re: Digest Number 372 Posted by PGail99@aol.com May 17, 2005 - 23:50:08 Topic ID# 4289
<,In a message dated 5/16/2005 10:23:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com writes:

<<Message: 10
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 00:24:29 -0500
From: "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@earthlink.net>
Subject: Nomination Season is Over!

We will still be collecting Author permissions until the 4th set up
checkballots, so the number of Completed nominations may very well go up,
but MAN have we had quite a run! Thanks everyone for nominating so many
stories! No go and tell your friends to join up so we have more readers to
read all these stories! ;-)

Get reading, if you haven't started already. We have 3 months til Voting
Season. During Check Ballot Season, which starts today and runs to the end
of May, I will post 4 set sof Check Ballots. Basically these are ballots
that we check for mistakes. Iron out the wrinkles, so to speak. The first
will be posted after we've got all the categories and subcategories
assigned, which should be a lot easier done than last year!

I'll post the Completed nominations before I go to bed tonight.>>>






I'm a bit confused. I thought that we voted by leaving reviews, not by
ballot..Should I stop leaving reviews (I thought I'd get a head start...) until I
see these Check Ballots?

By the way, is there a place where important dates and deadlines pertinent
to the 2005 MEFA Awards are kept? I know they've been mentioned occasionally
in the digests in a timely fashion, such as this announcement of the end of
Nominations, but is there one central place where the entire sequence is
summarized? I haven't found any such information on the main MEFA site...



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Msg# 4290

Various suggestions and updates. Posted by Anthony Holder May 18, 2005 - 0:46:21 Topic ID# 4290
New updates are on the way. When they're installed, you'll see the
changes I mention below.

Filters and new windows.
There's not really a way to save the state of the page, as some have
requested. (Well, I'm sure there is a way, but I won't be figuring it
out anytime soon. Too much work!) I have updated the links to reviews
(and author reviews, when checkballots season is over) so that they
will open in new windows. As mentioned, if you have FireFox (or another
tabbed browser), you can just ctrl-click (or command-click on Mac) to
open a new tab. Ctrl-clicking should open a new window in IE, as well.
When you're done with the review, just close the window, and you're
back at the page where you started, with your filters intact.

Even if I did save the filters, re-loading the page would be much
slower than just closing a window, so it really is probably faster this
way, as well, and will save Ainae some bandwidth, too.

Seasons:
I added a link in the title bar to a new seasons page. It just tells
when the seasons start/end, and gives some information. If someone can
write up some text to go with each season, I'll add it. I will also try
to remember to add a link here to wherever seasons is mentioned in the
FAQ. By the way, the codes at the top are for which seasons are
currently active.

Check Ballots Season;
By the way, Check Ballots season is for the admins and helpers to
'check over the ballots' and make sure all the categories are viable,
kill those that are not and re-distribute the stories to other viable
categories, etc. This does not affect the reviews/votes that you have
been entering, and will not. The vote goes with the story, and doesn't
really care what category the story is in.

If anybody has submitted reviews for duplicate stories that have been
withdrawn, let me know, and I can move those stories over to the active
story. Right now, there are about 10 reviews on withdrawn stories. I'll
probably just send them via email to the reviewer, and they can check
to see if it was a duplicate, or if it was just withdrawn for some
other reason. (Not tonight, though.)

Since Author Reviews do depend on categories, the system can't start
accepting them until CheckBallots season is over, so you'll have to
hang onto them for a couple more weeks.

Later,
Anthony

Msg# 4291

Calling all Authors Posted by Marta Layton May 18, 2005 - 2:38:33 Topic ID# 4291
Hi guys,

Here are some stories that have been nominated, but whose nominations
the liaisons haven't been able to finalise. In many cases this means we
haven't been able to reach the author.

Are you the author, or do you know these authors? If so, please ask
them to get in touch with their liaison so we can get these nominations
finalised.

If you email someone and don't hear back in a few days, please let me
now (or post to this list). It may be an issue with spam filters, and
the liaison may not be receiving the email)

Thanks for your help, Marta

Adina ATL (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Dance of Terrible Grace
- Mariner's Son
- Opening Doors
- Walls and Gates

AfterEver (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Brotherly Love
- By Light Beguiled
- Insomnia
- Last Hope
- Mistress Gilraen
- Reminiscent Threnody
- With Hope

Airlea (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Where Will Wants Not

AlexeCinz (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- The Song of Legolas and Gimli

Anais Lacquestar (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Down Like Rain

Anastasia (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Sunshine and Laughter

Andraste (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Many Colours

Anoriath (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- The Days Are Now Short
- Walk No More in Shadow
- Warmth for the Lady

Aralanthiriel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Split Second
- Visions of Despair

Aramel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
- Alqualonde
- Ar-Feniel
- Embracing the Wave
- Lay of Beruthiel
- Telperion and Laurelin
- Varda Makes the Elven-Stars

Arithwen (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Aching

Asha Dreamweaver (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot
com)
- First Knight

Avaril/Bird (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Of Trees and Frogs
- Playmates
- Tickle-Goblin

azhriaz (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Bloodflowers

BarrowWight (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Alas for Orthanc

Batsojopo (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Journeys

bellamonte (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Treasures

Beth Winter (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Parting Gifts

BookHobbit (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Bearing the Burden
- Caught Between a Hammer and an Anvil

bryn (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- View us As Victors, or View Us No More

Budgielover (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- A Different Sort of Game
- Descending Caradhras

Bunny (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- The Sweetest Feeling

Cassia & Siobhan (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot
com)
- The Stars of Harad

Cirdan (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- The Full Tragedy of the Kinslaying
- Kings of Men
- One Elf: Glorfindel in TTT

Deborah Judge (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Across the Ice
- Bringing Gifts
- The Legend of the Sun and Moon
- Made of Grass
- Shameful Customs

Dragon (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- The Prince and the Shipwright

Ellisande (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Homecoming

Eowynangel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- The Bitter Taste of Immortality

Fileg (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Anglachel
- Elanor
- Halbarad
- The Queen and Her Pussycats Went to Sea
- Strength of Love
- Telling the Bees
- Winter Solstice

Frodo Baggins of Bag End (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at
hotmail dot com
- Cormallen

FrodoBaggins_88 (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthling dot net)
- Selfless Love

GamgeeFest (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- A Mid-Year's Walking Trip

Gayalondiel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
- Gentle Strength
- The Road Not Taken

Gentle Hobbit (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- The Trial of Frodo Baggins

Gershwen (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Chicken or the Egg?

Gevurrah (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- A Light Lost to Shadow

Grievousangel (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Snowfall

haleth (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
- Pitfalls of the Palantir

Holdur (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
- The Protector

James Walkswithwind (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- The Care and Feeding of Young Hobbits

jastaelf (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- After All
- The Scruff Factor
- Winter Encounters

jen_loves_elves (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
- Blackberries in Lossarnach

Joan Milligan (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- One Word
- To Sing of Her
- The Song of the Rock

Jocelyn (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Elven Song

juno_magic (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Lothiriel- Book One

just_sphinx (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Bound By Difference
- Descent Into Eternity
- Red Fire, Black Blood

Karenator (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Forgetting War

lilybaggins (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
- The Bone That He Boned From Its Owner
- No Stain
- The Pine-Woods Excursion

Lindelea (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
- While There's Breath

Lipstick (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Captain Tinkerbell

MagicalRachel (Liaison: melayton at gmail dot com)
- Ugly Beautiful
- What the Red Book May Hold

Magickalmolly (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Wizards Sleep With Their Eyes Open

Mariole (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at gmail dot com)
- Preparing

Mariposa (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Always Dancing
- Fire Reasons
- Hiding from Daylight
- Partners in Crime
- Truth and Consequences

MysteriousWays (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
- The Eavesdropper

NiennaSorrowing (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com
- But lo! the light of long splendor...

Novedhelion (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- Trust to Hope
- Trust to Hope, Book Two

Philosopher at Large (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Broken Promises
- Of Farmers and God-Kings
- Promises Kept
- Rules for Writing Arda Immortals
- Why & How NOT to Write a middle-earth Romance

picara (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Not Wholly Unwilling

Piplover (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Awakening to Sleep
- Counting
- Flutterby
- Go to Sleep
- Heartsong
- On Becoming an Adventurer
- Silence in the Night
- The Smallest of Them All
- Under the Bed

Pipspebble (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
- Wizard's Watch

Pipwise Brandygin (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot
com),
- Oath
- Tall Tales

Red Autumn (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
- Yule Dinner

Ruby Nye (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Estella's Opinion
- Fire and Ice

Saeriel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
- Echo

The Second Nazgul (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot
com),
- The Death of Passion

sindohte (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Songspinner (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
- Clasps and Links

Suzene Campos (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Giving Ground
- The Last Elf Standing
- Only Shapes to Sea

Trianne (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- Watching Frodo

tyellas (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
- Magweth Pengolody

Victoria (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Bloodlines and Lifestyles

Werelemur (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- HunterKing

*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Msg# 4292

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Ann Walker May 18, 2005 - 5:52:20 Topic ID# 4291
I have heard from Tyellas and Songspinner, and completed their
nominations yesterday.

I just now sent 2nd notifications to Haleth and Red Autumn - they were
newly assigned to me after the closing of nominations.

RubyNye's address is : nyani@panix.com


Marta Layton wrote:

>Hi guys,
>
>Here are some stories that have been nominated, but whose nominations
>the liaisons haven't been able to finalise. In many cases this means we
>haven't been able to reach the author.
>
>Are you the author, or do you know these authors? If so, please ask
>them to get in touch with their liaison so we can get these nominations
>finalised.
>
>If you email someone and don't hear back in a few days, please let me
>now (or post to this list). It may be an issue with spam filters, and
>the liaison may not be receiving the email)
>
>Thanks for your help, Marta
>
>Adina ATL (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Dance of Terrible Grace
> - Mariner's Son
> - Opening Doors
> - Walls and Gates
>
>AfterEver (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Brotherly Love
> - By Light Beguiled
> - Insomnia
> - Last Hope
> - Mistress Gilraen
> - Reminiscent Threnody
> - With Hope
>
>Airlea (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Where Will Wants Not
>
>AlexeCinz (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - The Song of Legolas and Gimli
>
>Anais Lacquestar (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Down Like Rain
>
>Anastasia (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Sunshine and Laughter
>
>Andraste (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Many Colours
>
>Anoriath (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - The Days Are Now Short
> - Walk No More in Shadow
> - Warmth for the Lady
>
>Aralanthiriel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Split Second
> - Visions of Despair
>
>Aramel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
> - Alqualonde
> - Ar-Feniel
> - Embracing the Wave
> - Lay of Beruthiel
> - Telperion and Laurelin
> - Varda Makes the Elven-Stars
>
>Arithwen (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Aching
>
>Asha Dreamweaver (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot
>com)
> - First Knight
>
>Avaril/Bird (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Of Trees and Frogs
> - Playmates
> - Tickle-Goblin
>
>azhriaz (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Bloodflowers
>
>BarrowWight (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Alas for Orthanc
>
>Batsojopo (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Journeys
>
>bellamonte (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Treasures
>
>Beth Winter (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Parting Gifts
>
>BookHobbit (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Bearing the Burden
> - Caught Between a Hammer and an Anvil
>
>bryn (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - View us As Victors, or View Us No More
>
>Budgielover (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - A Different Sort of Game
> - Descending Caradhras
>
>Bunny (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - The Sweetest Feeling
>
>Cassia & Siobhan (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot
>com)
> - The Stars of Harad
>
>Cirdan (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - The Full Tragedy of the Kinslaying
> - Kings of Men
> - One Elf: Glorfindel in TTT
>
>Deborah Judge (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Across the Ice
> - Bringing Gifts
> - The Legend of the Sun and Moon
> - Made of Grass
> - Shameful Customs
>
>Dragon (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - The Prince and the Shipwright
>
>Ellisande (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Homecoming
>
>Eowynangel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - The Bitter Taste of Immortality
>
>Fileg (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Anglachel
> - Elanor
> - Halbarad
> - The Queen and Her Pussycats Went to Sea
> - Strength of Love
> - Telling the Bees
> - Winter Solstice
>
>Frodo Baggins of Bag End (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at
>hotmail dot com
> - Cormallen
>
>FrodoBaggins_88 (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthling dot net)
> - Selfless Love
>
>GamgeeFest (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - A Mid-Year's Walking Trip
>
>Gayalondiel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
> - Gentle Strength
> - The Road Not Taken
>
>Gentle Hobbit (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - The Trial of Frodo Baggins
>
>Gershwen (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Chicken or the Egg?
>
>Gevurrah (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - A Light Lost to Shadow
>
>Grievousangel (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Snowfall
>
>haleth (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
> - Pitfalls of the Palantir
>
>Holdur (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
> - The Protector
>
>James Walkswithwind (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - The Care and Feeding of Young Hobbits
>
>jastaelf (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - After All
> - The Scruff Factor
> - Winter Encounters
>
>jen_loves_elves (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
> - Blackberries in Lossarnach
>
>Joan Milligan (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - One Word
> - To Sing of Her
> - The Song of the Rock
>
>Jocelyn (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Elven Song
>
>juno_magic (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Lothiriel- Book One
>
>just_sphinx (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Bound By Difference
> - Descent Into Eternity
> - Red Fire, Black Blood
>
>Karenator (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Forgetting War
>
>lilybaggins (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
> - The Bone That He Boned From Its Owner
> - No Stain
> - The Pine-Woods Excursion
>
>Lindelea (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
> - While There's Breath
>
>Lipstick (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Captain Tinkerbell
>
>MagicalRachel (Liaison: melayton at gmail dot com)
> - Ugly Beautiful
> - What the Red Book May Hold
>
>Magickalmolly (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Wizards Sleep With Their Eyes Open
>
>Mariole (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at gmail dot com)
> - Preparing
>
>Mariposa (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Always Dancing
> - Fire Reasons
> - Hiding from Daylight
> - Partners in Crime
> - Truth and Consequences
>
>MysteriousWays (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
> - The Eavesdropper
>
>NiennaSorrowing (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com
> - But lo! the light of long splendor...
>
>Novedhelion (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - Trust to Hope
> - Trust to Hope, Book Two
>
>Philosopher at Large (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Broken Promises
> - Of Farmers and God-Kings
> - Promises Kept
> - Rules for Writing Arda Immortals
> - Why & How NOT to Write a middle-earth Romance
>
>picara (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Not Wholly Unwilling
>
>Piplover (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Awakening to Sleep
> - Counting
> - Flutterby
> - Go to Sleep
> - Heartsong
> - On Becoming an Adventurer
> - Silence in the Night
> - The Smallest of Them All
> - Under the Bed
>
>Pipspebble (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
> - Wizard's Watch
>
>Pipwise Brandygin (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot
>com),
> - Oath
> - Tall Tales
>
>Red Autumn (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
> - Yule Dinner
>
>Ruby Nye (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Estella's Opinion
> - Fire and Ice
>
>Saeriel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
> - Echo
>
>The Second Nazgul (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot
>com),
> - The Death of Passion
>
>sindohte (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - La Belle Dame Sans Merci
>
>Songspinner (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
> - Clasps and Links
>
>Suzene Campos (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Giving Ground
> - The Last Elf Standing
> - Only Shapes to Sea
>
>Trianne (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - Watching Frodo
>
>tyellas (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
> - Magweth Pengolody
>
>Victoria (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Bloodlines and Lifestyles
>
>Werelemur (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - HunterKing
>
>*****
>On the other hand, you have different fingers.
>
>
>
>
>
>Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

Msg# 4293

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by ghettoelleth@aol.com May 18, 2005 - 6:02:50 Topic ID# 4291
In a message dated 5/18/2005 3:53:49 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
ann@marwalk.com writes:

I just now sent 2nd notifications to Haleth and Red Autumn - they were
newly assigned to me after the closing of nominations.



I just got an e-mail from haleth, she will contact you this evening

Feanor: No no no no boys. It's like this. If you're Noldo and you know it,
Slay Your Kin!


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Msg# 4294

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Sivan Shemesh May 18, 2005 - 6:18:48 Topic ID# 4291
I send a note to Cassia and Sio.

I'm in Jocelyn group, so I'll let her know.

Sivan



Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi guys,

Here are some stories that have been nominated, but whose nominations
the liaisons haven't been able to finalise. In many cases this means we
haven't been able to reach the author.

Are you the author, or do you know these authors? If so, please ask
them to get in touch with their liaison so we can get these nominations
finalised.

If you email someone and don't hear back in a few days, please let me
now (or post to this list). It may be an issue with spam filters, and
the liaison may not be receiving the email)

Thanks for your help, Marta

Adina ATL (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Dance of Terrible Grace
- Mariner's Son
- Opening Doors
- Walls and Gates

AfterEver (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Brotherly Love
- By Light Beguiled
- Insomnia
- Last Hope
- Mistress Gilraen
- Reminiscent Threnody
- With Hope

Airlea (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Where Will Wants Not

AlexeCinz (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- The Song of Legolas and Gimli

Anais Lacquestar (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Down Like Rain

Anastasia (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Sunshine and Laughter

Andraste (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Many Colours

Anoriath (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- The Days Are Now Short
- Walk No More in Shadow
- Warmth for the Lady

Aralanthiriel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Split Second
- Visions of Despair

Aramel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
- Alqualonde
- Ar-Feniel
- Embracing the Wave
- Lay of Beruthiel
- Telperion and Laurelin
- Varda Makes the Elven-Stars

Arithwen (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Aching

Asha Dreamweaver (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot
com)
- First Knight

Avaril/Bird (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Of Trees and Frogs
- Playmates
- Tickle-Goblin

azhriaz (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Bloodflowers

BarrowWight (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Alas for Orthanc

Batsojopo (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Journeys

bellamonte (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Treasures

Beth Winter (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Parting Gifts

BookHobbit (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Bearing the Burden
- Caught Between a Hammer and an Anvil

bryn (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- View us As Victors, or View Us No More

Budgielover (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- A Different Sort of Game
- Descending Caradhras

Bunny (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- The Sweetest Feeling

Cassia & Siobhan (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot
com)
- The Stars of Harad

Cirdan (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- The Full Tragedy of the Kinslaying
- Kings of Men
- One Elf: Glorfindel in TTT

Deborah Judge (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Across the Ice
- Bringing Gifts
- The Legend of the Sun and Moon
- Made of Grass
- Shameful Customs

Dragon (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- The Prince and the Shipwright

Ellisande (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Homecoming

Eowynangel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- The Bitter Taste of Immortality

Fileg (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Anglachel
- Elanor
- Halbarad
- The Queen and Her Pussycats Went to Sea
- Strength of Love
- Telling the Bees
- Winter Solstice

Frodo Baggins of Bag End (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at
hotmail dot com
- Cormallen

FrodoBaggins_88 (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthling dot net)
- Selfless Love

GamgeeFest (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- A Mid-Year's Walking Trip

Gayalondiel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
- Gentle Strength
- The Road Not Taken

Gentle Hobbit (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- The Trial of Frodo Baggins

Gershwen (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Chicken or the Egg?

Gevurrah (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- A Light Lost to Shadow

Grievousangel (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Snowfall

haleth (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
- Pitfalls of the Palantir

Holdur (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
- The Protector

James Walkswithwind (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- The Care and Feeding of Young Hobbits

jastaelf (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- After All
- The Scruff Factor
- Winter Encounters

jen_loves_elves (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
- Blackberries in Lossarnach

Joan Milligan (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- One Word
- To Sing of Her
- The Song of the Rock

Jocelyn (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Elven Song

juno_magic (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Lothiriel- Book One

just_sphinx (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Bound By Difference
- Descent Into Eternity
- Red Fire, Black Blood

Karenator (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Forgetting War

lilybaggins (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
- The Bone That He Boned From Its Owner
- No Stain
- The Pine-Woods Excursion

Lindelea (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
- While There's Breath

Lipstick (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Captain Tinkerbell

MagicalRachel (Liaison: melayton at gmail dot com)
- Ugly Beautiful
- What the Red Book May Hold

Magickalmolly (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Wizards Sleep With Their Eyes Open

Mariole (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at gmail dot com)
- Preparing

Mariposa (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Always Dancing
- Fire Reasons
- Hiding from Daylight
- Partners in Crime
- Truth and Consequences

MysteriousWays (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
- The Eavesdropper

NiennaSorrowing (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com
- But lo! the light of long splendor...

Novedhelion (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- Trust to Hope
- Trust to Hope, Book Two

Philosopher at Large (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Broken Promises
- Of Farmers and God-Kings
- Promises Kept
- Rules for Writing Arda Immortals
- Why & How NOT to Write a middle-earth Romance

picara (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Not Wholly Unwilling

Piplover (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Awakening to Sleep
- Counting
- Flutterby
- Go to Sleep
- Heartsong
- On Becoming an Adventurer
- Silence in the Night
- The Smallest of Them All
- Under the Bed

Pipspebble (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
- Wizard's Watch

Pipwise Brandygin (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot
com),
- Oath
- Tall Tales

Red Autumn (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
- Yule Dinner

Ruby Nye (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Estella's Opinion
- Fire and Ice

Saeriel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
- Echo

The Second Nazgul (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot
com),
- The Death of Passion

sindohte (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Songspinner (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
- Clasps and Links

Suzene Campos (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Giving Ground
- The Last Elf Standing
- Only Shapes to Sea

Trianne (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- Watching Frodo

tyellas (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
- Magweth Pengolody

Victoria (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Bloodlines and Lifestyles

Werelemur (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- HunterKing

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Msg# 4296

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by JunoMagic May 18, 2005 - 6:51:57 Topic ID# 4291
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:
> Hi guys,
>
> Here are some stories that have been nominated, but whose nominations
> the liaisons haven't been able to finalise. In many cases this means we
> haven't been able to reach the author.
>

Hi all!

I have been waiting for days to be contacted... why have you not been
able to reach me?

My e-mail address is Juno @ magic.ms

My YIM is juno_magic.

I am online most of the day.

What is still missing for my nomination?

Yours
Juno

Msg# 4297

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Ann Walker May 18, 2005 - 6:58:26 Topic ID# 4291
Thanks! :-)

ghettoelleth@aol.com wrote:

>
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>In a message dated 5/18/2005 3:53:49 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
>ann@marwalk.com writes:
>
>I just now sent 2nd notifications to Haleth and Red Autumn - they were
>newly assigned to me after the closing of nominations.
>
>
>
>I just got an e-mail from haleth, she will contact you this evening
>
>Feanor: No no no no boys. It's like this. If you're Noldo and you know it,
>Slay Your Kin!
>
>
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Msg# 4298

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by aelfwina@cableone.net May 18, 2005 - 8:16:47 Topic ID# 4291
Would you mind if I pasted this to my LJ? And maybe a few others who have LJs could do the same? Also, If you've time, send another announcement to Middle-earth News? I recognize a goodly number of those names from LJ. How long do you have to get in touch with the authors?
Dreamflower
(Barbara)
----- Original Message -----
From: Ann Walker
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 5:52 AM
Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Calling all Authors


I have heard from Tyellas and Songspinner, and completed their
nominations yesterday.

I just now sent 2nd notifications to Haleth and Red Autumn - they were
newly assigned to me after the closing of nominations.

RubyNye's address is : nyani@panix.com


Marta Layton wrote:

>Hi guys,
>
>Here are some stories that have been nominated, but whose nominations
>the liaisons haven't been able to finalise. In many cases this means we
>haven't been able to reach the author.
>
>Are you the author, or do you know these authors? If so, please ask
>them to get in touch with their liaison so we can get these nominations
>finalised.
>
>If you email someone and don't hear back in a few days, please let me
>now (or post to this list). It may be an issue with spam filters, and
>the liaison may not be receiving the email)
>
>Thanks for your help, Marta
>
>Adina ATL (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Dance of Terrible Grace
> - Mariner's Son
> - Opening Doors
> - Walls and Gates
>
>AfterEver (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Brotherly Love
> - By Light Beguiled
> - Insomnia
> - Last Hope
> - Mistress Gilraen
> - Reminiscent Threnody
> - With Hope
>
>Airlea (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Where Will Wants Not
>
>AlexeCinz (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - The Song of Legolas and Gimli
>
>Anais Lacquestar (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Down Like Rain
>
>Anastasia (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Sunshine and Laughter
>
>Andraste (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Many Colours
>
>Anoriath (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - The Days Are Now Short
> - Walk No More in Shadow
> - Warmth for the Lady
>
>Aralanthiriel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Split Second
> - Visions of Despair
>
>Aramel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
> - Alqualonde
> - Ar-Feniel
> - Embracing the Wave
> - Lay of Beruthiel
> - Telperion and Laurelin
> - Varda Makes the Elven-Stars
>
>Arithwen (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Aching
>
>Asha Dreamweaver (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot
>com)
> - First Knight
>
>Avaril/Bird (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Of Trees and Frogs
> - Playmates
> - Tickle-Goblin
>
>azhriaz (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Bloodflowers
>
>BarrowWight (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Alas for Orthanc
>
>Batsojopo (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Journeys
>
>bellamonte (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Treasures
>
>Beth Winter (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Parting Gifts
>
>BookHobbit (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Bearing the Burden
> - Caught Between a Hammer and an Anvil
>
>bryn (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - View us As Victors, or View Us No More
>
>Budgielover (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - A Different Sort of Game
> - Descending Caradhras
>
>Bunny (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - The Sweetest Feeling
>
>Cassia & Siobhan (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot
>com)
> - The Stars of Harad
>
>Cirdan (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - The Full Tragedy of the Kinslaying
> - Kings of Men
> - One Elf: Glorfindel in TTT
>
>Deborah Judge (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Across the Ice
> - Bringing Gifts
> - The Legend of the Sun and Moon
> - Made of Grass
> - Shameful Customs
>
>Dragon (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - The Prince and the Shipwright
>
>Ellisande (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Homecoming
>
>Eowynangel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - The Bitter Taste of Immortality
>
>Fileg (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Anglachel
> - Elanor
> - Halbarad
> - The Queen and Her Pussycats Went to Sea
> - Strength of Love
> - Telling the Bees
> - Winter Solstice
>
>Frodo Baggins of Bag End (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at
>hotmail dot com
> - Cormallen
>
>FrodoBaggins_88 (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthling dot net)
> - Selfless Love
>
>GamgeeFest (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - A Mid-Year's Walking Trip
>
>Gayalondiel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
> - Gentle Strength
> - The Road Not Taken
>
>Gentle Hobbit (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - The Trial of Frodo Baggins
>
>Gershwen (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Chicken or the Egg?
>
>Gevurrah (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - A Light Lost to Shadow
>
>Grievousangel (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Snowfall
>
>haleth (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
> - Pitfalls of the Palantir
>
>Holdur (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
> - The Protector
>
>James Walkswithwind (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - The Care and Feeding of Young Hobbits
>
>jastaelf (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - After All
> - The Scruff Factor
> - Winter Encounters
>
>jen_loves_elves (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
> - Blackberries in Lossarnach
>
>Joan Milligan (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - One Word
> - To Sing of Her
> - The Song of the Rock
>
>Jocelyn (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Elven Song
>
>juno_magic (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Lothiriel- Book One
>
>just_sphinx (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Bound By Difference
> - Descent Into Eternity
> - Red Fire, Black Blood
>
>Karenator (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Forgetting War
>
>lilybaggins (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
> - The Bone That He Boned From Its Owner
> - No Stain
> - The Pine-Woods Excursion
>
>Lindelea (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
> - While There's Breath
>
>Lipstick (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Captain Tinkerbell
>
>MagicalRachel (Liaison: melayton at gmail dot com)
> - Ugly Beautiful
> - What the Red Book May Hold
>
>Magickalmolly (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Wizards Sleep With Their Eyes Open
>
>Mariole (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at gmail dot com)
> - Preparing
>
>Mariposa (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Always Dancing
> - Fire Reasons
> - Hiding from Daylight
> - Partners in Crime
> - Truth and Consequences
>
>MysteriousWays (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
> - The Eavesdropper
>
>NiennaSorrowing (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com
> - But lo! the light of long splendor...
>
>Novedhelion (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - Trust to Hope
> - Trust to Hope, Book Two
>
>Philosopher at Large (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Broken Promises
> - Of Farmers and God-Kings
> - Promises Kept
> - Rules for Writing Arda Immortals
> - Why & How NOT to Write a middle-earth Romance
>
>picara (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Not Wholly Unwilling
>
>Piplover (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Awakening to Sleep
> - Counting
> - Flutterby
> - Go to Sleep
> - Heartsong
> - On Becoming an Adventurer
> - Silence in the Night
> - The Smallest of Them All
> - Under the Bed
>
>Pipspebble (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
> - Wizard's Watch
>
>Pipwise Brandygin (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot
>com),
> - Oath
> - Tall Tales
>
>Red Autumn (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
> - Yule Dinner
>
>Ruby Nye (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Estella's Opinion
> - Fire and Ice
>
>Saeriel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
> - Echo
>
>The Second Nazgul (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot
>com),
> - The Death of Passion
>
>sindohte (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - La Belle Dame Sans Merci
>
>Songspinner (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
> - Clasps and Links
>
>Suzene Campos (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Giving Ground
> - The Last Elf Standing
> - Only Shapes to Sea
>
>Trianne (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - Watching Frodo
>
>tyellas (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
> - Magweth Pengolody
>
>Victoria (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Bloodlines and Lifestyles
>
>Werelemur (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - HunterKing
>
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Msg# 4299

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by dwimmer\_laik May 18, 2005 - 9:11:16 Topic ID# 4291
> Aralanthiriel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Split Second
> - Visions of Despair

She has an LJ, and I just sent her an e-mail. Hopefully, she'll respond.


> Deborah Judge (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Across the Ice
> - Bringing Gifts
> - The Legend of the Sun and Moon
> - Made of Grass
> - Shameful Customs

Also has an LJ (deborah_judge). Last posting was last week, so she's
out there somewhere.

> Fileg (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Anglachel
> - Elanor
> - Halbarad
> - The Queen and Her Pussycats Went to Sea
> - Strength of Love
> - Telling the Bees
> - Winter Solstice

Has an LJ (fileg) she updated this morning, so she's around. Left a
message for her.

Dwim

Msg# 4300

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Larian Elensar May 18, 2005 - 9:39:00 Topic ID# 4291
I emailed Jasta this morning, and I'll try to catch her on Aim sometime
today...


--- Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi guys,
>
> Here are some stories that have been nominated, but whose nominations
> the liaisons haven't been able to finalise. In many cases this means we
> haven't been able to reach the author.
>
> Are you the author, or do you know these authors? If so, please ask
> them to get in touch with their liaison so we can get these nominations
> finalised.
>
> If you email someone and don't hear back in a few days, please let me
> now (or post to this list). It may be an issue with spam filters, and
> the liaison may not be receiving the email)
>
> Thanks for your help, Marta

> jastaelf (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - After All
> - The Scruff Factor
> - Winter Encounters

Msg# 4301

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard May 18, 2005 - 9:41:36 Topic ID# 4291
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, <aelfwina@c...> wrote:
> Would you mind if I pasted this to my LJ? And maybe a few others who
> have LJs could do the same? Also, If you've time, send another
> announcement to Middle-earth News? I recognize a goodly number of
> those names from LJ. How long do you have to get in touch with the
> authors?

Just FYI:

Authors who have replied (and can be left out):

Gershwen and Anastasia

:c)

Rhapsody

Msg# 4302

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by P. B. May 18, 2005 - 10:53:00 Topic ID# 4291
Dang. I'm sure I went to the site and updated and gave permission and all that for Wizard's Watch, and emailed you about it. My computer, however, has been known to be faulty, so I will go check again.

Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com> wrote:Hi guys,

Here are some stories that have been nominated, but whose nominations
the liaisons haven't been able to finalise. In many cases this means we
haven't been able to reach the author.

Are you the author, or do you know these authors? If so, please ask
them to get in touch with their liaison so we can get these nominations
finalised.

If you email someone and don't hear back in a few days, please let me
now (or post to this list). It may be an issue with spam filters, and
the liaison may not be receiving the email)

Thanks for your help, Marta

Adina ATL (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Dance of Terrible Grace
- Mariner's Son
- Opening Doors
- Walls and Gates

AfterEver (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Brotherly Love
- By Light Beguiled
- Insomnia
- Last Hope
- Mistress Gilraen
- Reminiscent Threnody
- With Hope

Airlea (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Where Will Wants Not

AlexeCinz (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- The Song of Legolas and Gimli

Anais Lacquestar (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Down Like Rain

Anastasia (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Sunshine and Laughter

Andraste (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Many Colours

Anoriath (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- The Days Are Now Short
- Walk No More in Shadow
- Warmth for the Lady

Aralanthiriel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Split Second
- Visions of Despair

Aramel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
- Alqualonde
- Ar-Feniel
- Embracing the Wave
- Lay of Beruthiel
- Telperion and Laurelin
- Varda Makes the Elven-Stars

Arithwen (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Aching

Asha Dreamweaver (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot
com)
- First Knight

Avaril/Bird (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Of Trees and Frogs
- Playmates
- Tickle-Goblin

azhriaz (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Bloodflowers

BarrowWight (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Alas for Orthanc

Batsojopo (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Journeys

bellamonte (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Treasures

Beth Winter (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Parting Gifts

BookHobbit (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Bearing the Burden
- Caught Between a Hammer and an Anvil

bryn (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- View us As Victors, or View Us No More

Budgielover (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- A Different Sort of Game
- Descending Caradhras

Bunny (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- The Sweetest Feeling

Cassia & Siobhan (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot
com)
- The Stars of Harad

Cirdan (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- The Full Tragedy of the Kinslaying
- Kings of Men
- One Elf: Glorfindel in TTT

Deborah Judge (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Across the Ice
- Bringing Gifts
- The Legend of the Sun and Moon
- Made of Grass
- Shameful Customs

Dragon (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- The Prince and the Shipwright

Ellisande (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Homecoming

Eowynangel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- The Bitter Taste of Immortality

Fileg (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Anglachel
- Elanor
- Halbarad
- The Queen and Her Pussycats Went to Sea
- Strength of Love
- Telling the Bees
- Winter Solstice

Frodo Baggins of Bag End (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at
hotmail dot com
- Cormallen

FrodoBaggins_88 (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthling dot net)
- Selfless Love

GamgeeFest (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- A Mid-Year's Walking Trip

Gayalondiel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
- Gentle Strength
- The Road Not Taken

Gentle Hobbit (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- The Trial of Frodo Baggins

Gershwen (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Chicken or the Egg?

Gevurrah (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- A Light Lost to Shadow

Grievousangel (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Snowfall

haleth (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
- Pitfalls of the Palantir

Holdur (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
- The Protector

James Walkswithwind (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- The Care and Feeding of Young Hobbits

jastaelf (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- After All
- The Scruff Factor
- Winter Encounters

jen_loves_elves (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
- Blackberries in Lossarnach

Joan Milligan (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- One Word
- To Sing of Her
- The Song of the Rock

Jocelyn (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Elven Song

juno_magic (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Lothiriel- Book One

just_sphinx (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Bound By Difference
- Descent Into Eternity
- Red Fire, Black Blood

Karenator (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Forgetting War

lilybaggins (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
- The Bone That He Boned From Its Owner
- No Stain
- The Pine-Woods Excursion

Lindelea (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
- While There's Breath

Lipstick (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Captain Tinkerbell

MagicalRachel (Liaison: melayton at gmail dot com)
- Ugly Beautiful
- What the Red Book May Hold

Magickalmolly (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
- Wizards Sleep With Their Eyes Open

Mariole (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at gmail dot com)
- Preparing

Mariposa (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Always Dancing
- Fire Reasons
- Hiding from Daylight
- Partners in Crime
- Truth and Consequences

MysteriousWays (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
- The Eavesdropper

NiennaSorrowing (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com
- But lo! the light of long splendor...

Novedhelion (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- Trust to Hope
- Trust to Hope, Book Two

Philosopher at Large (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Broken Promises
- Of Farmers and God-Kings
- Promises Kept
- Rules for Writing Arda Immortals
- Why & How NOT to Write a middle-earth Romance

picara (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Not Wholly Unwilling

Piplover (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
- Awakening to Sleep
- Counting
- Flutterby
- Go to Sleep
- Heartsong
- On Becoming an Adventurer
- Silence in the Night
- The Smallest of Them All
- Under the Bed

Pipspebble (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
- Wizard's Watch

Pipwise Brandygin (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot
com),
- Oath
- Tall Tales

Red Autumn (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
- Yule Dinner

Ruby Nye (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
- Estella's Opinion
- Fire and Ice

Saeriel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
- Echo

The Second Nazgul (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot
com),
- The Death of Passion

sindohte (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Songspinner (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
- Clasps and Links

Suzene Campos (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Giving Ground
- The Last Elf Standing
- Only Shapes to Sea

Trianne (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- Watching Frodo

tyellas (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
- Magweth Pengolody

Victoria (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
- Bloodlines and Lifestyles

Werelemur (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
- HunterKing

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Msg# 4303

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Leaward May 18, 2005 - 11:25:47 Topic ID# 4291
Some of my authors have responded that their email suppliers put my
emails into their spam box and I know my yahoo email program has been
prompting me lately to enter special codes to prove I'm not spamming.
So the authors may have been sent the emails but they've been
filtered out by the ISP or email provider. You might want to check
your spam box if you have access to it. (I know I can through Hotmail
and Yahoo, but my ISP provider just doesn't send them through at all.)

Also, I've heard from Sindohte and Novedhellion and their stories are
now finalized. But any help with the others is definitely appreciated.

Leaward

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:
> Hi guys,
>
> Here are some stories that have been nominated, but whose nominations
> the liaisons haven't been able to finalise. In many cases this means we
> haven't been able to reach the author.
>
> Are you the author, or do you know these authors? If so, please ask
> them to get in touch with their liaison so we can get these nominations
> finalised.
>
> If you email someone and don't hear back in a few days, please let me
> now (or post to this list). It may be an issue with spam filters, and
> the liaison may not be receiving the email)
>
> Thanks for your help, Marta
>

Msg# 4304

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Marta Layton May 18, 2005 - 11:33:28 Topic ID# 4291
On 19 May 2005, at 09:23, <aelfwina@cableone.net> wrote:

> Would you mind if I pasted this to my LJ?† And maybe a few others who
> have LJs could do the same?†

Not at all. Go ahead.

> Also, If you've time, send another announcement to Middle-earth News?†
> I recognize a goodly number of those names from LJ.†

I think I'll give this group a few days to get nominations in, and then
I'll go and make an updated list. But I will send it to Middle-earth
News; that's an excellent idea, I had good luck there before.

> How long do you have to get in touch with the authors?

Ainae said we have to have all approvals done by the fourth
check-ballot. I really don't know how long that will be, but certainly
by May 30 (the end of "check ballot" season). Ainae, can you give me a
ballpark date?

Marta
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Msg# 4305

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Antoinette Brenion May 18, 2005 - 12:57:38 Topic ID# 4291
Adina has approved her nominations. However, I can not get into the MEFA
site. I managed to get in once and marked approval on her first entry.
When i try to enter data for the second, it would not go to the story.

Antoinette

Msg# 4306

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard May 18, 2005 - 13:49:52 Topic ID# 4291
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Sivan Shemesh <sivan325@y...> wrote:

> I'm in Jocelyn group, so I'll let her know.

Just give her a nudge to reply to the e-mail. I know she got it since
we discussed it, but that she was incredibly busy with school to have a
detailed look.

Thanks Sivan!

Rhapsody

Msg# 4307

Re: Website question Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 18, 2005 - 14:20:04 Topic ID# 4283
Personally, this is why I like Firefox. I would right-click that link and
choose "Open in a new tab" which leaves my first tab (the list) right where
I left it!

But Anthony has made a change for reviews to open a new window, so that
should help.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dwimmer_laik
> Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 8:43 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Website question
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Larian Elensar <larian_elensar@y...>
> wrote:
> > I haven't tried it yet, but the back button doesn't take you back to
> the last
> > filtered page?
> >
>
> Yes, it does. But then again, it's about the same number of
> clicks as it would take to click browse, select the category,
> and then scroll.
> It also takes awhile, at least on my browser, to load both
> the initial page anyway. If it were possible to just be sent
> from the "save review" to the last filtered page you were on,
> it'd quicken the process. It doesn't seem like a lot, but it
> adds up if you start looking at just how many stories you
> plan to review. Doing a whole category in an evening could
> take an hour, even if you had all the reviews already written
> out and ready to post.
>
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Msg# 4308

Re: Digest Number 372 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 18, 2005 - 14:23:40 Topic ID# 4289
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of PGail99@aol.com
> Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 11:50 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Digest Number 372

> We will still be collecting Author permissions until the 4th
> set up checkballots, so the number of Completed nominations
> may very well go up, but MAN have we had quite a run!
> Thanks everyone for nominating so many stories! No go and
> tell your friends to join up so we have more readers to read
> all these stories! ;-)


> I'm a bit confused. I thought that we voted by leaving
> reviews, not by ballot..Should I stop leaving reviews (I
> thought I'd get a head start...) until I see these Check Ballots?

You can vote whenever but that's just a convenience. No vote is official
until Voting Season. As for check ballots, they are to check for errors. As
for ballots, they show which stories are in which categories and
subcategories officially and finally. They won't be used the same way they
were last year, but they will be good for informational purposes.


> By the way, is there a place where important dates and
> deadlines pertinent to the 2005 MEFA Awards are kept? I
> know they've been mentioned occasionally in the digests in a
> timely fashion, such as this announcement of the end of
> Nominations, but is there one central place where the entire
> sequence is
> summarized? I haven't found any such information on the
> main MEFA site...

They're in the Rules: http://home.earthlink.net/~ainae/mefa/rules.html
about midway down. There's a schedule of the seasons.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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# 4309

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 18, 2005 - 14:26:44 Topic ID# 4291
Probably because I hadn't gotten around to trying until today. Sorry about
that. Life is busy, busy, busy!

Looking forward to your approval.

--Ainaechoiriel
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of JunoMagic
> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 6:48 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Calling all Authors
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > Here are some stories that have been nominated, but whose
> nominations
> > the liaisons haven't been able to finalise. In many cases
> this means
> > we haven't been able to reach the author.
> >
>
> Hi!
>
> Why have you not been able to reach me?
>
> My e-mail address is Juno@magic.ms.
>
> My YIM is juno_magic.
>
> I am online most of the day.
>
> Where's the problem?
>
> Yours
> Juno
>
>
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Msg# 4310

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 18, 2005 - 14:27:23 Topic ID# 4291
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dwimmer_laik
> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 9:10 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Calling all Authors
>
>
> > Aralanthiriel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at
> earthlink dot net)
> > - Split Second
> > - Visions of Despair
>
> She has an LJ, and I just sent her an e-mail. Hopefully,
> she'll respond.

Thanks. Hers were bouncing back to me.

--Ainaechoiriel
Your MEFA Author Liaison

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it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Msg# 4311

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 18, 2005 - 14:37:31 Topic ID# 4291
Well, I've said by the 4th check ballot, but I've been thinking. These
approvals can make or break viabilities. Would it be better to have them in
before the first check ballot? So I will save the check ballots for the
last week of May. Let's try to get author permissions in by the 25th. Okay?

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"This evil cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves," Elrond said, "for
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Marta Layton
> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 11:32 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Calling all Authors
>
>
> On 19 May 2005, at 09:23, <aelfwina@cableone.net> wrote:
>
> > Would you mind if I pasted this to my LJ?† And maybe a few
> others who
> > have LJs could do the same?
>
> Not at all. Go ahead.
>
> > Also, If you've time, send another announcement to
> Middle-earth News?
> > I recognize a goodly number of those names from LJ.
>
> I think I'll give this group a few days to get nominations
> in, and then I'll go and make an updated list. But I will
> send it to Middle-earth News; that's an excellent idea, I had
> good luck there before.
>
> > How long do you have to get in touch with the authors?
>
> Ainae said we have to have all approvals done by the fourth
> check-ballot. I really don't know how long that will be, but
> certainly by May 30 (the end of "check ballot" season).
> Ainae, can you give me a ballpark date?
>
> Marta
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Msg# 4312

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 18, 2005 - 14:39:18 Topic ID# 4291
You can't get into the site? Try it again. If you still can't get in, e-mail
me.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Antoinette Brenion
> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 12:57 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: RE: [MEFAwards] Calling all Authors
>
> Adina has approved her nominations. However, I can not get
> into the MEFA site. I managed to get in once and marked
> approval on her first entry.
> When i try to enter data for the second, it would not go to the story.
>
> Antoinette
>
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Msg# 4313

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Enismirdal May 18, 2005 - 14:43:31 Topic ID# 4291
I've left a note on Dragon's LJ about it. Failing that I'll chase her
up in RL and nag her!

Eni


--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:
> Hi guys,
>
> Here are some stories that have been nominated, but whose nominations
> the liaisons haven't been able to finalise. In many cases this means we
> haven't been able to reach the author.
>
> Are you the author, or do you know these authors? If so, please ask
> them to get in touch with their liaison so we can get these nominations
> finalised.
>
> If you email someone and don't hear back in a few days, please let me
> now (or post to this list). It may be an issue with spam filters, and
> the liaison may not be receiving the email)
>
> Thanks for your help, Marta

Msg# 4314

Re: duplicate author names? Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 18, 2005 - 14:48:04 Topic ID# 4259
Just checked for daw% and only saw one of her, so apparently this is fixed.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Marta Layton
> Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2005 4:23 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] duplicate author names?
>
>
> On 15 May 2005, at 17:11, Elena Tiriel wrote:
>
> > Hi Marta,
> >
> > Yes, I did notice later that there was only one Daw in the
> drop-down
> > box for nominating stories. If I had seen that, I would
> have realized
> > that there wasn't a problem.
>
> I'm glad there's only one name at the nominations database.
> That's the one that would really *need* to be changed,
> because it could create problems with author votes. Problems
> with the Yahoo database are mainly an inconvenience. I want
> to fix it, but it's not likely to cause major problems.
>
> > (Love that literal-minded character sorting, don't you?
> > :( Especially on numbers: "1", "11", "111", "2", ...)
> >
>
> Hey, would do you expect from a machine that only thinks in
> 1's and 0's? :-P It's a bit frustrating at times!
>
> Marta
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Msg# 4315

Re: Multiple noms for the same story Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 18, 2005 - 14:49:45 Topic ID# 4257
Thanks for lettings us know, Kim. I found three for Tickle-goblin. I
withdrew the latter two.

--Ainaechoiriel
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Msg# 4316

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-18-2005 #1 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 18, 2005 - 15:43:28 Topic ID# 4316
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Story ID: 1244 ∑ The Wings of the Shadow
Author: Aprilkat ∑ (Work In Progress: Short Story) Rating: R
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: Frodo and Faramir help one another heal.
Nominated by: sweetonaragorn
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Story ID: 1337 ∑ Magweth Pengolodh: The Question of Pengolod
Author: tyellas ∑ (Story: Novel) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: In the Second Age, the elvish loremaster Pengolod, on his way
to Tol Eresseš, gets off the boat in t ...
Nominated by: tyellas
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Story ID: 1291 ∑ La Belle Dame Sans Merci
Author: sindohte ∑ (Work In Progress: Short Story) Rating: R
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Villains
Story Summary: Desire can take many forms. A revisionist interpretation of
the exact nature of the One Ring.
Nominated by: Andreth
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Story ID: 1294 ∑ Trust to Hope
Author: Novedhelion ∑ (Story: Novel) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: ďOne meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid
it.Ē French Proverb …omer and LothŪri ...
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1309 ∑ Interrupted Journeys: Part One - New Journeys
Author: elliska ∑ (Story: Novel) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments
stand out as ones that defined the cours ...
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1262 ∑ The Rainstorm
Author: Easterlily ∑ (Work In Progress: Novella) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Frodo's parents died alone that day in the Brandywine River
or did they? Who else was with them? Wha ...
Nominated by: sweetonaragorn
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Msg# 4317

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-18-2005 #2 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 18, 2005 - 15:43:57 Topic ID# 4317
Update!
Total Nominations (this number shouldn't change unless we withdraw some):
1295
Withdrawn: 99
Completed: 1116

Story ID: 1310 ∑ Interrupted Journeys: Part Two - Journeys Perforce
Author: elliska ∑ (Story: Novel) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments
stand out as ones that defined the cours ...
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1295 ∑ Trust to Hope, Book Two
Author: Novedhelion ∑ (Work In Progress: Novella) Rating: R
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: The continuing saga of …omer and LothŪriel...
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1311 ∑ Interrupted Journeys: Part Three - Journeys Begin
Author: elliska ∑ (Work In Progress: Novel) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments
stand out as ones that defined the cours ...
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1248 ∑ Bed Time
Author: Blackbirdsong ∑ (Drabble: Drabble Series) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Four drabbles centered around Hobbits going to bed, this time
near the Party.
Nominated by: sweetonaragorn
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Story ID: 1331 ∑ Ešrendilís Tale
Author: Bodkin ∑ (Work In Progress: Novella) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: After Elrond's arrival in the Blessed Realm, he meets the
parents he cannot remember. Ešrendil an ...
Nominated by: elliska
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Story ID: 1330 ∑ In the Garden
Author: Bodkin ∑ (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Those who have read Far Horizons might have some interest in
the fate of Minastan Terendulion. (This ...
Nominated by: elliska
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Story ID: 1329 ∑ Reflections from the Paradise of Elves
Author: Bodkin ∑ (Work In Progress: Novel) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Elves
Story Summary: The collected ramblings of Legolas, Elladan and Elrohir as
their lives continue to change and develo ...
Nominated by: elliska
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Story ID: 1260 ∑ Sitting by the Seashore
Author: Carolina ∑ (Poem) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: Sam misses Frodo.
Nominated by: sweetonaragorn
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Story ID: 1318 ∑ Lost
Author: FirstMate ∑ (Story: Novel) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural
Story Summary: While on a trip to purchase horses from Rohan, Elrohir
vanishes without a trace. He is lost for over ...
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
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Story ID: 1232 ∑ Sunshine and Laughter
Author: Anastasia ∑ (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: Gandalf tries to soothe Pippin's nightmares in Minas
Tirith....
Nominated by: Llinos
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Story ID: 1220 ∑ Chicken or the Egg?
Author: Gershwhen ∑ (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural
Story Summary: Pippin wonders how elves and dwarves celebrate special
occasions, and learns a little too much for c ...
Nominated by: Marigold
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Story ID: 1256 ∑ Runaway Star
Author: Aerlinnel ∑ (Vignette) Rating: PG-13
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Amrod's POV at the Mouths of Sirion. When grief is
unendurable...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1227 ∑ Wizard's Watch
Author: Pipspebble ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: A heart to heart between Gandalf and Pippin...a combination
of BookVerse and MovieVerse
Nominated by: Marigold
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Story ID: 1338 ∑ Our Greatest King
Author: picara ∑ (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Hobbit
Story Summary: "In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on
its eastern side there lived at this ...
Nominated by: elliska
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Story ID: 1336 ∑ Not Wholly Unwilling
Author: picara ∑ (Drabble: True Drabble) Rating: R
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Silmarillion
Story Summary: "And it came to pass that EŲl saw Aredhel as she strayed
among the tall trees near the borders ...
Nominated by: elliska
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Story ID: 57 ∑ Dance of Terrible Grace
Author: Adina ATL ∑ (Vignette) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural
Story Summary: What first drew Legolas to Gimli?
Nominated by: Marta
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MEFA Admin and Founder

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Msg# 4318

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Silver Wolf101 May 18, 2005 - 17:27:30 Topic ID# 4291
Thanks for this. I am sorry that I have not been checking on LJ...I keep on
forgetting that people would have an email addy there, and a board. I
suppose it is because even though I have an account there (malicehaughton) I
am never on there myself.

SilverWolf

>From: "dwimmer_laik" <dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Calling all Authors
>Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 14:09:39 -0000
>
>
> > Aralanthiriel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> > - Split Second
> > - Visions of Despair
>
>She has an LJ, and I just sent her an e-mail. Hopefully, she'll respond.
>
>
> > Deborah Judge (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> > - Across the Ice
> > - Bringing Gifts
> > - The Legend of the Sun and Moon
> > - Made of Grass
> > - Shameful Customs
>
>Also has an LJ (deborah_judge). Last posting was last week, so she's
>out there somewhere.
>
> > Fileg (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> > - Anglachel
> > - Elanor
> > - Halbarad
> > - The Queen and Her Pussycats Went to Sea
> > - Strength of Love
> > - Telling the Bees
> > - Winter Solstice
>
>Has an LJ (fileg) she updated this morning, so she's around. Left a
>message for her.
>
>Dwim
>
>

Msg# 4319

I seem to have been confused... Posted by Bird Wood May 18, 2005 - 18:17:28 Topic ID# 4319
Hi...:)

I joined this past saturday...

Was I supposed to recieve some sort of password so I could vote?

Also, I was made aware that I needed to accept my nomination for Tickle Goblins...

I hope I am not too late...

Thanks,
Bird AKA Avaril.

Thanks again


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Msg# 4320

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Bird May 18, 2005 - 18:27:50 Topic ID# 4291
HI! Okay...just saw this...I hope it is not too late...but I do accept
these nominations...

I have had my head in a most unsavory place lately...


Avaril/Bird (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
- Of Trees and Frogs
- Playmates
- Tickle-Goblin

Thanks...Bird/Avaril

Msg# 4321

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by elanor of aquitania May 18, 2005 - 18:44:07 Topic ID# 4291
> Philosopher at Large (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Broken Promises
> - Of Farmers and God-Kings
> - Promises Kept
> - Rules for Writing Arda Immortals
> - Why & How NOT to Write a middle-earth Romance
> >Here are some stories that have been nominated, but whose
> nominations
> >the liaisons haven't been able to finalise. In many cases
> this means we
> >haven't been able to reach the author.
> >
> >Are you the author, or do you know these authors? If so, please ask
> >them to get in touch with their liaison so we can get these
> nominations
> >finalised.

Hi Rhapsody, hi all,

I as nominator have problems myself to reach
Philosopher at Large.
I tried this via the official oddlots address
given at
http://oddlots.digitalspace.net/
(lastly updated 11/13/04)
and via HASA email
(Philosopher at Large is a member of HASA).
I nominated these essays before I realized there might
arise a problem of achieving contact.

The next step I wanted to take is to ask
through HA if somebody knows of her/him.

Maybe you will do/did this with a long list of authors ?

Maybe someone in this group knows of her/him ?

Best wishes
Elanor

Msg# 4322

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Marta Layton May 18, 2005 - 19:04:44 Topic ID# 4291
Hi Elanor,

> I as nominator have problems myself to reach
> Philosopher at Large.
> I tried this via the official oddlots address
> given at
> http://oddlots.digitalspace.net/
> (lastly updated 11/13/04)
> and via HASA email
> (Philosopher at Large is a member of HASA).
> I nominated these essays before I realized there might
> arise a problem of achieving contact.
>

Phil. @ Large is a member of Romenna, a collaborative website whose
other members are Anglachel, Celandine Brandybuck, Nath, and Meg
Thornton. I may be forgetting someone else.I don't know if that site
has a feedback form, but it may be worth trying there.
http://www.romenna.net/ . Or maybe asking the other members if they
know how to reach them. (I believe Nath is still a HASA admin?)

The latest update at Romenna is July 21, 2003. HASA has several pieces
uploaded in March 2004 as well.

> The next step I wanted to take is to ask
> through HA if somebody knows of her/him.
>

That would be a good idea. I haven't asked there, and at the moment
don't have time to field the replies from that list, but you are
welcome to ask there about a specific author.

Marta
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Msg# 4323

Philosopher (was Re: Calling all Authors) Posted by elanor of aquitania May 18, 2005 - 20:25:03 Topic ID# 4323
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, Marta Layton <melayton@g...> wrote:
> Phil. @ Large is a member of Romenna, a collaborative website whose
> other members are Anglachel, Celandine Brandybuck, Nath, and Meg
> Thornton. I may be forgetting someone else.I don't know if that site
> has a feedback form, but it may be worth trying there.
> http://www.romenna.net/ . Or maybe asking the other members if they
> know how to reach them. (I believe Nath is still a HASA admin?)
>
> The latest update at Romenna is July 21, 2003. HASA has several pieces
> uploaded in March 2004 as well.

Hi Marta,
thank you for your tips.

I sent mail through all channels you recommended:
Romenna,
HASA admins,
HA Yahoo Group.
[and earlier: oddlots and HASA]

Hopefully someone knows
what became of Philosopher at Large.

Thank you again
Elanor

Msg# 4324

Call for Volunteers! Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 18, 2005 - 22:53:10 Topic ID# 4324
We need 10-20 Categorizers to help sort these stories into subcategories.
Presently we have 5 categorizers, so this is your chance to join the MEFA
Staff. It's so much easier this year, with the automated MEFA2005 site, so
it's the best time to join up and your committment need only to last until
the end of May.

Any volunteers?

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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# 4325

Re: Call for Volunteers! Posted by aelfwina@cableone.net May 18, 2005 - 23:11:48 Topic ID# 4324
Umm...I'm not real skilled with a computer, but I would like to help if I could. What would be involved, and how badly could I mess up?
Dreamflower
(Barbara)
----- Original Message -----
From: Ainaechoiriel
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 10:51 PM
Subject: [MEFAwards] Call for Volunteers!


We need 10-20 Categorizers to help sort these stories into subcategories.
Presently we have 5 categorizers, so this is your chance to join the MEFA
Staff. It's so much easier this year, with the automated MEFA2005 site, so
it's the best time to join up and your committment need only to last until
the end of May.

Any volunteers?

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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# 4326

Re: Call for Volunteers! Posted by elliska67 May 19, 2005 - 5:59:34 Topic ID# 4324
I'm happy to help. If you still need people, just let me know what
to do. :-)

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
> We need 10-20 Categorizers to help sort these stories into
subcategories.
> Presently we have 5 categorizers, so this is your chance to join
the MEFA
> Staff. It's so much easier this year, with the automated MEFA2005
site, so
> it's the best time to join up and your committment need only to
last until
> the end of May.
>
> Any volunteers?
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
> MEFA Admin and Founder
>
> "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# 4327

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 19, 2005 - 6:26:07 Topic ID# 4291
Some of these on the list, that I nominated, I can see are actually marked as complete on my nominations page and some have been for a while - Songspinner, all but one of Mariposa's stories (that I nominated), and Gershwhen I know are marked as complete.

I was going to check through last night to see what others there where but my server went down, and I am on my way out at the moment so I will try to do it later.

Is there some problem that these are showing as complete one place, and incomplete in another?

As to the rest of the list, I know that Budgielover has an injury to her arm that is keeping her offline save for a moment here and there, and Piplover has been sent somewhere by the army again for a week or so.

Mari

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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4328

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 19, 2005 - 6:30:17 Topic ID# 4291
No Pips, I thought your story had been marked completed on my nominations page, and I just went and checked and Wizard's Watch does show complete on that, as well as those other stories I mentioned in my previous e-mail...

Is there a glitch somewhere?

Mari

>Dang. †I'm sure I went to the site and updated and gave permission and all that for Wizard's Watch, and emailed you about it. †My computer, however, has been known to be faulty, so I will go check again.
>
>Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com> wrote:Hi guys,
>
>Here are some stories that have been nominated, but whose nominations
>the liaisons haven't been able to finalise. In many cases this means we
>haven't been able to reach the author.
>
>Are you the author, or do you know these authors? If so, please ask
>them to get in touch with their liaison so we can get these nominations
>finalised.
>
>If you email someone and don't hear back in a few days, please let me
>now (or post to this list). It may be an issue with spam filters, and
>the liaison may not be receiving the email)
>
>Thanks for your help, Marta
>
>Adina ATL (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> † † †- Dance of Terrible Grace
> † † †- Mariner's Son
> † † †- Opening Doors
> † † †- Walls and Gates
>
>AfterEver (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> † † †- Brotherly Love
> † † †- By Light Beguiled
> † † †- Insomnia
> † † †- Last Hope
> † † †- Mistress Gilraen
> † † †- Reminiscent Threnody
> † † †- With Hope
>
>Airlea (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> † † †- Where Will Wants Not
>
>AlexeCinz (Liaison: Karri, †kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> † † †- The Song of Legolas and Gimli
>
>Anais Lacquestar (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> † † †- Down Like Rain
>
>Anastasia (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> † † †- Sunshine and Laughter
>
>Andraste (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> † † †- Many Colours
>
>Anoriath (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> † † †- The Days Are Now Short
> † † †- Walk No More in Shadow
> † † †- Warmth for the Lady
>
>Aralanthiriel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> † † †- Split Second
> † † †- Visions of Despair
>
>Aramel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
> † † †- Alqualonde
> † † †- Ar-Feniel
> † † †- Embracing the Wave
> † † †- Lay of Beruthiel
> † † †- Telperion and Laurelin
> † † †- Varda Makes the Elven-Stars
>
>Arithwen (Liaison: Karri, †kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> † † †- Aching
>
>Asha Dreamweaver (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot
>com)
> † † †- First Knight
>
>Avaril/Bird (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> † † †- Of Trees and Frogs
> † † †- Playmates
> † † †- Tickle-Goblin
>
>azhriaz (Liaison: Karri, †kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> † † †- Bloodflowers
>
>BarrowWight (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> † † †- Alas for Orthanc
>
>Batsojopo (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> † † †- Journeys
>
>bellamonte (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> † † †- Treasures
>
>Beth Winter (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> † † †- Parting Gifts
>
>BookHobbit (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> † † †- Bearing the Burden
> † † †- Caught Between a Hammer and an Anvil
>
>bryn (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> † † †- View us As Victors, or View Us No More
>
>Budgielover (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> † † †- A Different Sort of Game
> † † †- Descending Caradhras
>
>Bunny (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> † † †- The Sweetest Feeling
>
>Cassia & Siobhan (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot
>com)
> † † †- The Stars of Harad
>
>Cirdan (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> † † †- The Full Tragedy of the Kinslaying
> † † †- Kings of Men
> † † †- One Elf: Glorfindel in TTT
>
>Deborah Judge (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> † † †- Across the Ice
> † † †- Bringing Gifts
> † † †- The Legend of the Sun and Moon
> † † †- Made of Grass
> † † †- Shameful Customs
>
>Dragon (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
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Msg# 4329

Re: Call for Volunteers! Posted by Calencir May 19, 2005 - 10:02:41 Topic ID# 4324
Hey I will help! Just tell me what to do.

Calencir

Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
We need 10-20 Categorizers to help sort these stories into subcategories.
Presently we have 5 categorizers, so this is your chance to join the MEFA
Staff. It's so much easier this year, with the automated MEFA2005 site, so
it's the best time to join up and your committment need only to last until
the end of May.

Any volunteers?

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Msg# 4330

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Marta Layton May 19, 2005 - 10:56:35 Topic ID# 4291
Hi Mari,

On 19 May 2005, at 07:25, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:

> Some of these on the list, that I nominated, I can see are actually
> marked as complete on my nominations page and some have been for a
> while - Songspinner, all but one of Mariposa's stories (that I
> nominated), and Gershwhen I know are marked as complete.
>
> I was going to check through last night to see what others there
> where but my server went down, and I am on my way out at the moment so
> I will try to do it later.††
>
> Is there some problem that these are showing as complete one place,
> and incomplete in another?
>
> As to the rest of the list, I know that Budgielover has an injury to
> her arm that is keeping her offline save for a moment here and there,
> and Piplover has been sent somewhere by the army again for a week or
> so.
>
> Mari
>

When I made that list, I could have sworn all of those stories were
marked as incomplete. At least when I made that list.

One possibility: I know some stories were approved with only one or two
categories but were mistakenly approved. Nonfiction needs two category
choices; everything else needs three. I know Ainae set a few
nominations back to incomplete that didn't have enough categories
suggested.

The other possibility is that I made a mistake compiling the list. It's
been known to happen. ;-)

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Msg# 4331

Re: Call for Volunteers! Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 19, 2005 - 11:45:21 Topic ID# 4324
Congrats! You're hired! Of course, you don't get paid. ;-) Neither do any
of us. Elliska and Aelfwina are hired, too. That makes 8! 2 more and we
can get started. 12 more and we each have to do only 1 main category!

--Ainaechoiriel
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> subcategories.
> Presently we have 5 categorizers, so this is your chance to
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> your committment need only to last until the end of May.
>
> Any volunteers?
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> --Ainaechoiriel
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Msg# 4332

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard May 19, 2005 - 14:31:01 Topic ID# 4291
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, MarigoldCotton@a... wrote:
> Some of these on the list, that I nominated, I can see are actually
> marked as complete on my nominations page and some have been for a
> while - Songspinner, all but one of Mariposa's stories (that I
> nominated), and Gershwhen I know are marked as complete.
<snip>

> Is there some problem that these are showing as complete one place,
> and incomplete in another?

Mariposa has four incomplete nominations. Only Truth and Consequences
was nominated by you and it got nominated with two categories
instead of three (we need 3 categories to make it viable). I know she
has an incredible busy real life and we were just discussing the third
category.. I never heard from her again after that e-mail. She also
hasn't replied to the new nominations. So if anyone talks to her on
almost daily basis, either by IM, e-mail or phone... give her that
nudge to check her inbox.

Thanks!

Rhapsody

Msg# 4333

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 19, 2005 - 15:11:04 Topic ID# 4291
Ah, I wondered why Truth and Consequences was still incomplete. I couldn't think of a third category that fit well enough, so I thought that I would let her choose : )

I haven't heard from her in ages, and have sent several e-mails to see how she was doing with no response. I'll send her another, but if no one else is having any luck I most likely won't either : )

Mari

>all but one of Mariposa's stories (that I
>> nominated),>
>
>Mariposa has four incomplete nominations. Only Truth and Consequences
> †was nominated by you and it got nominated with two categories
>instead of three (we need 3 categories to make it viable). I know she
>has an incredible busy real life and we were just discussing the third
>category.. I never heard from her again after that e-mail. She also
>hasn't replied to the new nominations. So if anyone talks to her on
>almost daily basis, either by IM, e-mail or phone... give her that
>nudge to check her inbox.
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Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4334

Re: Calling all Authors - attn Rhapsody : ) Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 19, 2005 - 15:55:31 Topic ID# 4334
Gentle Hobbit is currently travelling here in England, and likely not near a computer. She is coming to stay with Llinos for a couple of days and we will all be hanging out together NEXT weekend, not this coming one. She will be phoning sometime later next week so that we can make plans - is it possible to get her verbal approval, or can she just approve them the weekend of the 28th/29th? I think that Ainae wanted to try to get all aprovals done by the 25th...

Hugs,

Mari


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>>In a message dated 5/18/2005 3:53:49 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, †
>>ann@marwalk.com writes:
>>
>>I just †now sent 2nd notifications to Haleth and Red Autumn - they were
>>newly †assigned to me after the closing of nominations.
>>
>>
>>
>>I just got an e-mail from haleth, she will contact you this †evening
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4335

Re: Calling all Authors - Attn Annmarwalk Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 19, 2005 - 16:00:14 Topic ID# 4335
I have two e-mail addy's for Red Autumn - maybe the second addy will get a response...

piratekidd@aol.com and r3doleander@yahoo.com

and I left a message on one of her LJ's : )

Hope that helps...

Hugs,

Mari


>>In a message dated 5/18/2005 3:53:49 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, †
>>ann@marwalk.com writes:
>>
>>I just †now sent 2nd notifications to Haleth and Red Autumn - they were
>>newly †assigned to me after the closing of nominations.
>>
>>
>>
>>I just got an e-mail from haleth, she will contact you this †evening
>>
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

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Msg# 4336

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 19, 2005 - 16:30:15 Topic ID# 4291
Hi Marta : )

You are doing a *great* job. All of this is a massive amount of work, and everyone involved has been doing a wonderful job!

Hugs,

Mari


>
>On 19 May 2005, at 07:25, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:
>
>> Some of these on the list, that I nominated, I can see are actually
>> marked as complete on my nominations page and some have been for a
>> while - Songspinner, all but one of Mariposa's stories (that I
>> nominated), and Gershwhen I know are marked as complete.
>>
>> †I was going to check through last night to see what others there
>> where but my server went down, and I am on my way out at the moment so
>> I will try to do it later.††
>>
>> †Is there some problem that these are showing as complete one place,
>> and incomplete in another?
>>
>> †As to the rest of the list, I know that Budgielover has an injury to
>> her arm that is keeping her offline save for a moment here and there,
>> and Piplover has been sent somewhere by the army again for a week or
>> so.
>>
>> †Mari
>>
>
>When I made that list, I could have sworn all of those stories were
>marked as incomplete. At least when I made that list.
>
>One possibility: I know some stories were approved with only one or two
>categories but were mistakenly approved. Nonfiction needs two category
>choices; everything else needs three. I know Ainae set a few
>nominations back to incomplete that didn't have enough categories
>suggested.
>
>The other possibility is that I made a mistake compiling the list. It's
>been known to happen. ;-)
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4337

Re: Calling all Authors - Attn Annmarwalk Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 19, 2005 - 16:35:48 Topic ID# 4335
Red Autumn got my post on her LJ and will be sending annmarwalk an e-mail asap : )

Mari

>I have two e-mail addy's for Red Autumn - maybe the second addy will get a response...
>
>piratekidd@aol.com †and †r3doleander@yahoo.com
>
>and I left a message on one of her LJ's : )
>
>Hope that helps...
>
>Hugs,
>
>Mari
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>>>In a message dated 5/18/2005 3:53:49 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, †
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>>>newly †assigned to me after the closing of nominations.
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>>>I just got an e-mail from haleth, she will contact you this †evening
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>There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4338

Re: Calling all Authors - Attn Annmarwalk Posted by Ann Walker May 19, 2005 - 16:37:21 Topic ID# 4335
The piratekidd address is the one I have used twice,with no response.
I'll try the yahoo one next.

Thanks for your help!

Ann

MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:

>I have two e-mail addy's for Red Autumn - maybe the second addy will get a response...
>
>piratekidd@aol.com and r3doleander@yahoo.com
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>and I left a message on one of her LJ's : )
>
>Hope that helps...
>
>Hugs,
>
>Mari
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>>>In a message dated 5/18/2005 3:53:49 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
>>>ann@marwalk.com writes:
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>>>I just now sent 2nd notifications to Haleth and Red Autumn - they were
>>>newly assigned to me after the closing of nominations.
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>>>
>>>
>>>I just got an e-mail from haleth, she will contact you this evening
>>>
>>>Feanor: No no no no boys. It's like this. If you're Noldo and you know it,
>>>Slay Your Kin!
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Msg# 4339

Re: Calling all Authors - Attn Annmarwalk Posted by Ann Walker May 19, 2005 - 16:39:53 Topic ID# 4335
Thanks so much Mari! You're wonderful!

Ann

MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:

>Red Autumn got my post on her LJ and will be sending annmarwalk an e-mail asap : )
>
>Mari
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>>I have two e-mail addy's for Red Autumn - maybe the second addy will get a response...
>>
>>piratekidd@aol.com and r3doleander@yahoo.com
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>>and I left a message on one of her LJ's : )
>>
>>Hope that helps...
>>
>>Hugs,
>>
>>Mari
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>>>>In a message dated 5/18/2005 3:53:49 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
>>>>ann@marwalk.com writes:
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>>>>I just now sent 2nd notifications to Haleth and Red Autumn - they were
>>>>newly assigned to me after the closing of nominations.
>>>>
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>>>>I just got an e-mail from haleth, she will contact you this evening
>>>>
>>>>Feanor: No no no no boys. It's like this. If you're Noldo and you know it,
>>>>Slay Your Kin!
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Msg# 4340

Re: Calling all Authors - Attn Annmarwalk Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 19, 2005 - 16:48:22 Topic ID# 4335
Glad that I could help!

Mari

>Thanks so much Mari! You're wonderful!
>
>Ann
>
>MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:
>
>>Red Autumn got my post on her LJ and will be sending annmarwalk an e-mail asap : )
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>>Mari
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>>>
>>>piratekidd@aol.com †and †r3doleander@yahoo.com
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>>>and I left a message on one of her LJ's : )
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>>>Hope that helps...
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>>>Hugs,
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>>>Mari
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>>>>>ann@marwalk.com writes:
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>>>>>newly †assigned to me after the closing of nominations.
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>>>http://www.livejournal.com/users/marigoldg/
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>>>http://www.livejournal.com/users/talesofredbook/
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>>>There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4341

2005 MEFA Nominations 5-19-2005 Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 19, 2005 - 16:57:21 Topic ID# 4341
Update:

Total Nominations: 1293
Withdrawals: 101
Completed: 1136

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Story ID: 1125 ∑ Only Shapes to See
Author: Suzene Campos ∑ (Poem) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Story Summary: Poetry of the Dead Marshes; don't assume the dead aren't
looking back up at those staring into their ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1124 ∑ The Last Elf Standing
Author: Suzene Campos ∑ (Story) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Genres: Humor
Story Summary: This is a completely OOC story told in correspondences
between Elrond and Thranduil starting with a ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1123 ∑ Giving Ground
Author: Suzene Campos ∑ (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Movie-verse
Story Summary: Legolas' POV after he and Aragorn argue at Helm's Deep. Two
Towers movie-verse.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1203 ∑ The Bitter Taste of Immortality
Author: Eowynangel ∑ (Story) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Genres: Alternate Universe
Story Summary: What if Arwen had decided to leave Middle-Earth ? An
adaptation of Arwen's song.
Nominated by: Rhapsody
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Story ID: 1041 ∑ Walls and Gates
Author: Adina ATL ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: PG
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: After completing the Doors of Durin, Narvi travels to
Ost-in-Edhil at Galadriel's "request" ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 326 ∑ Mariner's Son
Author: Adina ATL ∑ (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Story Summary: The Dunadan called it cheek to write verses of Ešrendil in
Elrond's house.
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 359 ∑ Opening Doors
Author: Adina ATL ∑ (Story) Rating: R
First Suggested Category: Races/Places: Cross-Cultural
Story Summary: Little is known about Narvi, the other crafter of the Doors
of Durin. As the building of the doors n ...
Nominated by: Marta
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Story ID: 1153 ∑ Tall Tales
Author: Pipwise Brandygin ∑ (Story: Short Story) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Books/Time: Post-Ring War
Story Summary: Pippin and young Faramir, during a lovely afternoon in the
Shire, Somewhere in the hills south of Tu ...
Nominated by: Marigold
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Story ID: 995 ∑ Warmth for the White Lady
Author: Anoriath ∑ (Vignette) Rating: G
First Suggested Category: Genres: Romance
Story Summary: Short gap-filler in the Faramir and Eowyn romance.
Nominated by: Marta
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--Ainaechoiriel
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Msg# 4342

Calling all Authors - for Antoinette : ) Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 19, 2005 - 19:03:09 Topic ID# 4342
Bookhobbit has an LJ, and I left a message there, but she hasn't posted there since late October. There is another e-mail addy - bookhobbit@livejournal.com - but as she isn't using her LJ I don't know if she ever uses this e-mail. The main e-mail I had for her is LLJT1031@aol.com : )

Mari



>
>BookHobbit (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> † †- Bearing the Burden
> † †- Caught Between a Hammer and an Anvil
>

Msg# 4343

Re: Calling all Authors - attn Rhapsody : ) Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard May 20, 2005 - 2:38:34 Topic ID# 4334
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, MarigoldCotton@a... wrote:
> Gentle Hobbit is currently travelling here in England, and likely
> not near a computer. She is coming to stay with Llinos for a couple
> of days and we will all be hanging out together NEXT weekend, not
> this coming one. She will be phoning sometime later next week so
> that we can make plans - is it possible to get her verbal approval,
< or can she just approve them the weekend of the 28th/29th? I think
< that Ainae wanted to try to get all aprovals done by the 25th...

I know, yesterday I got an e-mail from her about a category change, I
summarized it how it would like and I only need a yes from her to
complete it.

I know she tries to get a hold of a pc when she can, so contacting
her isn't such a problem, finalising it before the deadline might be
the case. I assume, with the speed she has gotten back at me, that
that won't be such a issue.

Thanks anyway :c)

Hugs back
Rhapsody

Msg# 4344

error 404 - page not found on this story. Posted by sulriel May 20, 2005 - 8:28:17 Topic ID# 4344
Story details

Forgetting War
(Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G∑ Enter New Review 1322
Story Author: Karenator
Nominated by: Elena Tiriel
Suggested Award Categories:
Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
Races/Places: Elves
Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
Suggested SubCategories: Legolas
Story's URL: www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=880&cid=3364
Romance Partners: n/a
Story Summary:
When Legolas heard the cry of the gulls, his life in Middle Earth was
changed forever. What was it that the cries awakened? What is sea
longing? My take on the allure of the light in Valinor.
Reason for Rating:
n/a

Msg# 4345

Re: Call for Volunteers! Posted by Kathy May 20, 2005 - 19:08:44 Topic ID# 4324
I'll help, Ainae. Though, like Dreamflower, I should warn you of my
lack of computer savvy! What all is involved? Maybe if you
described it a little here, you might get some more volunteers...

Kathy (Inkling)

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
> Congrats! You're hired! Of course, you don't get paid. ;-) Neither
do any
> of us. Elliska and Aelfwina are hired, too. That makes 8! 2 more
and we
> can get started. 12 more and we each have to do only 1 main
category!
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
> MEFA Admin and Founder
>
> "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://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa The Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards
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> > [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Calencir
> > Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 10:02 AM
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> > Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Call for Volunteers!
> >
> > Hey I will help! Just tell me what to do.
> >
> > Calencir
> >
> > Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@e...> wrote:
> > We need 10-20 Categorizers to help sort these stories into
> > subcategories.
> > Presently we have 5 categorizers, so this is your chance to
> > join the MEFA Staff. It's so much easier this year, with the
> > automated MEFA2005 site, so it's the best time to join up and
> > your committment need only to last until the end of May.
> >
> > Any volunteers?
> >
> > --Ainaechoiriel
> > MEFA Admin and Founder
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> > Elrond said, "for it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at
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Msg# 4346

Re: Call for Volunteers! Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 21, 2005 - 1:17:13 Topic ID# 4324
Great! You're hired! And I think that should do it for now. Sorry if anyone else volunteered. I have not been online in the last 24 hours. Just seeing messages now, and by webmail no less. I'm burning DVD's on the computer I usually read my e-mail in and if I run Outlook at the same time....well, it's not pretty.

--Ainae

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy <inkling-tcbs@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: May 20, 2005 7:08 PM
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Call for Volunteers!

I'll help, Ainae. Though, like Dreamflower, I should warn you of my
lack of computer savvy! What all is involved? Maybe if you
described it a little here, you might get some more volunteers...

Kathy (Inkling)

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
> Congrats! You're hired! Of course, you don't get paid. ;-) Neither
do any
> of us. Elliska and Aelfwina are hired, too. That makes 8! 2 more
and we
> can get started. 12 more and we each have to do only 1 main
category!
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
> MEFA Admin and Founder
>
> "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://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa The Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards
>
> Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Calencir
> > Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 10:02 AM
> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Call for Volunteers!
> >
> > Hey I will help! Just tell me what to do.
> >
> > Calencir
> >
> > Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@e...> wrote:
> > We need 10-20 Categorizers to help sort these stories into
> > subcategories.
> > Presently we have 5 categorizers, so this is your chance to
> > join the MEFA Staff. It's so much easier this year, with the
> > automated MEFA2005 site, so it's the best time to join up and
> > your committment need only to last until the end of May.
> >
> > Any volunteers?
> >
> > --Ainaechoiriel
> > MEFA Admin and Founder
> >
> > "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# 4347

Re: error 404 - page not found on this story. Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 21, 2005 - 14:12:05 Topic ID# 4344
I've seen that happen on two stories now. Somehow when you click on the
story link, it adds our MEFA2005 URL in front of the correct URL.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

"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://gabrielle.sytes.net/mefa The Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Blog: http://www.ainaechoiriel.blogspot.com



> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of sulriel
> Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 8:25 AM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] error 404 - page not found on this story.
>
>
> Story details
>
> Forgetting War
> (Vignette: Short Story) Rating: G. Enter New Review 1322
> Story Author: Karenator Nominated by: Elena Tiriel Suggested
> Award Categories:
> Books/Time: The Lord of The Rings
> Races/Places: Elves
> Genres: Drama (includes Angst)
> Suggested SubCategories: Legolas
> Story's URL: www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=880&cid=3364
> Romance Partners: n/a
> Story Summary:
> When Legolas heard the cry of the gulls, his life in Middle
> Earth was changed forever. What was it that the cries
> awakened? What is sea longing? My take on the allure of the
> light in Valinor.
> Reason for Rating:
> n/a
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Msg# 4348

Re: error 404 - page not found on this story. Posted by Anthony Holder May 21, 2005 - 17:02:48 Topic ID# 4344
> I've seen that happen on two stories now. Somehow when you click on
the
> story link, it adds our MEFA2005 URL in front of the correct URL.
> Story's URL: www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=880&cid=3364

All story URLs should be 'fully qualified'. That means that they have
to have the 'http://' in front. If they don't the MEFA2005 system
thinks they're local URLs, instead of remote. This one (and probably
the other one Ainae saw) is missing the 'http://'.

It's mostly too late now, but I could have put an error check on that.
I'll add that for next year, if I don't forget.

Anthony

Msg# 4349

Re: Calling All Authors Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 21, 2005 - 17:22:22 Topic ID# 4349
I posted a list of some of the names of authors from Marta's list that need to complete their nominations to my Recommendations Page this week and got this response from Frodo Baggins of Bag End (Febobe):

"I've e-mailed and e-mailed and they said that they'd confirm it. . .they haven't told me anything else to do and I can't think of anything. . .what the dickens is wrong? :(

-Febobe"

What shall I tell her?

Mari


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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4350

Re: Calling All Authors Posted by Antoinette Brenion May 21, 2005 - 17:41:32 Topic ID# 4349
Tell Frodo that she/he needs to confirm that all the info is correct.

Antoinette

Msg# 4351

Re: Calling All Authors Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 21, 2005 - 17:45:27 Topic ID# 4349
Will do!

Mari


>Tell Frodo that she/he needs to confirm that all the info is correct.
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4352

Re: Calling All Authors Posted by Ann Walker May 21, 2005 - 17:49:11 Topic ID# 4349
Mari, I've actually had the very same problem with Red Autumn, you told
me you had heard from her and she would get in touch with me Thursday
evening; I've emailed her 3 times since then but not a word.

I think Ainae has set May 25 as the absolute deadline, so my instinct is
to just keep on trying until then (I heard from my next-to-the-last
author at 8:00 pm on May 15).

Another topic for the post-mortem: How much effort [to contact authors]
is enough?

Ann

MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:

>I posted a list of some of the names of authors from Marta's list that need to complete their nominations to my Recommendations Page this week and got this response from Frodo Baggins of Bag End (Febobe):
>
>"I've e-mailed and e-mailed and they said that they'd confirm it. . .they haven't told me anything else to do and I can't think of anything. . .what the dickens is wrong? :(
>
>-Febobe"
>
>What shall I tell her?
>
>Mari
>
>
>
>

Msg# 4353

Re: Calling All Authors Posted by Marta Layton May 21, 2005 - 18:00:45 Topic ID# 4349
Hi Marigold,

I only have one idea what could be wrong: I know some authors have had
a problem with their emails getting through to this liaison. :-/ But
all the information is there, Febobe's even typed in that she's (he's?)
accepting the nomination, and it all looks in order.

Ainae, can you finalize this nomination? I'll remind you the next time
I see you online. The url is wrong (it should be
http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge03/11000.html#cutid1),
but it has all three categories and Febobe has already entered his/her
approval.

Mari, you can extend my apologies. I think Febobe and I talked and I
should have followed through better.

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Msg# 4354

Re: Calling All Authors Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 21, 2005 - 18:09:43 Topic ID# 4349
Hi Marta,

I already passed on what Antoinette said, but I will write to Febobe again quickly and tell her that all is in order now, thanks!

Sorry I entered the wrong URL!

Mari
>
>I only have one idea what could be wrong: I know some authors have had
>a problem with their emails getting through to this liaison. :-/ But
>all the information is there, Febobe's even typed in that she's (he's?)
>accepting the nomination, and it all looks in order.
>
>Ainae, can you finalize this nomination? I'll remind you the next time
>I see you online. The url is wrong (it should be
>http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge03/11000.html#cutid1),
>but it has all three categories and Febobe has already entered his/her
>approval.
>
>Mari, you can extend my apologies. I think Febobe and I talked and I
>should have followed through better.
>
>Marta
>*****
>On the other hand, you have different fingers.
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4355

Re: Calling All Authors Posted by Marta Layton May 21, 2005 - 18:23:25 Topic ID# 4349
Antoinette,

Febobe doesn't need to contact you; this is in the Liaison notes field:

"Liaison Notes: Please accept my confirmation of the nomination. .
.sorry, I hadn't realised this was still open. :) A very delighted and
honoured Frodo Baggins of Bag End (FBoBE/"Febobe") :) "

So you just need to correct the URL and approve it. The correct URL is:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/talechallenge03/11000.html#cutid1

Marta

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Msg# 4356

Re: Calling All Authors Posted by Marta Layton May 21, 2005 - 18:31:59 Topic ID# 4349
On 21 May 2005, at 19:09, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:

> Hi Marta,
>
> I already passed on what Antoinette said, but I will write to Febobe
> again quickly and tell her that all is in order now, thanks!
>
> Sorry I entered the wrong URL!
>
> Mari

Thanks, Mari, I appreciate it.

Here's an idea I just had for next year. I know a few authors have had
trouble getting through to their liaisons, and I imagine it can be very
frustrating. So maybe next year we can set up a central email address
at a free provider, such as gmail or yahoo. (I prefer gmail, but that's
my personal preference.) We set it up to accept email from anyone
(i.e., no "blocked emails" list), and someone takes responsibility for
checking this email address and forwarding it to the appropriate
liaison.

That way, each liaison would only have to get emails from one address,
"mef-awards@gmail.com" or something like that. I think it would cut
down on frustrations like this. (And I'll volunteer to forward the
emails to the liaisons). But this is an idea for last year.

Marta
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Msg# 4357

Re: Calling All Authors Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 21, 2005 - 18:36:16 Topic ID# 4349
I think that sounds like a wonderful idea Marta : )

Mari

>
>On 21 May 2005, at 19:09, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:
>
>> Hi Marta,
>>
>> †I already passed on what Antoinette said, but I will write to Febobe
>> again quickly and tell her that all is in order now, thanks!
>>
>> †Sorry I entered the wrong URL!
>>
>> †Mari
>
>Thanks, Mari, I appreciate it.
>
>Here's an idea I just had for next year. I know a few authors have had
>trouble getting through to their liaisons, and I imagine it can be very
>frustrating. So maybe next year we can set up a central email address
>at a free provider, such as gmail or yahoo. (I prefer gmail, but that's
>my personal preference.) We set it up to accept email from anyone
>(i.e., no "blocked emails" list), and someone takes responsibility for
>checking this email address and forwarding it to the appropriate
>liaison.
>
>That way, each liaison would only have to get emails from one address,
>"mef-awards@gmail.com" or something like that. I think it would cut
>down on frustrations like this. (And I'll volunteer to forward the
>emails to the liaisons). But this is an idea for last year.
>
>Marta
>*****
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4358

Re: error 404 - page not found on this story. Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 21, 2005 - 19:09:13 Topic ID# 4344
A-ha! I didn't catch that.

Thanks. If anyone else runs into that, let me know the story and I'll edit
it.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

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> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Anthony Holder
> Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2005 5:03 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] RE: error 404 - page not found on this story.
>
> > I've seen that happen on two stories now. Somehow when
> you click on the > story link, it adds our MEFA2005 URL in
> front of the correct URL.
> > Story's URL: www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=880&cid=3364
>
> All story URLs should be 'fully qualified'. That means that they have
> to have the 'http://' in front. If they don't the MEFA2005 system
> thinks they're local URLs, instead of remote. This one (and probably
> the other one Ainae saw) is missing the 'http://'.
>
> It's mostly too late now, but I could have put an error check
> on that.
> I'll add that for next year, if I don't forget.
>
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Msg# 4359

test Posted by Bbatmyte@aol.com May 21, 2005 - 20:04:28 Topic ID# 4359
don't mind me, I'm checking to see if yahoo's wierdness is still with me. I
can log into the group, but I'm not on the member list. Sounds like I might
be a ghost member. . .

S

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Msg# 4360

Three new categories, thanks to Graduation! Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 21, 2005 - 20:33:06 Topic ID# 4360
These three categories have graduated. They were subcategories of other
categories but had at least 20 stories and were appropriate to graduate.
(Ex. B/T: Gondor is not appropriate. Gondor is not a time or book. B/T:
Gapfiller is appropriate. Books have gaps to be filled).

B/T: Gap-Filler
R/P: Gondor
R/P: Rohan.

Each of these needs Awards titles. As we did for the PostMortem we will do
now. But we are under some time pressure so it will be shorter now. I'll
take nominations for sets of Awards Titles (3 titles per set) until Monday.
Monday, after I get back from my lunch break, I'll make a poll (actually 3
polls) to decide which titles we use. 1 week polls.

So what titles should we use?

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

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Msg# 4361

Attn annmarwalk RE:Calling All Authors Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 21, 2005 - 20:33:29 Topic ID# 4361
Hi Ann,

I reached Red Autumn via her LJ again, and she has been having trouble with her e-mail. Here is what she suggests:

"Still trying to make initial contact. If r3doleander@yahoo.com isn't working, maybe they could try suchtimes@gmail.com?"

I hope that new e-mail addy works!

Mari


>Mari, I've actually had the very same problem with Red Autumn, you told
>me you had heard from her and she would get in touch with me Thursday
>evening; I've emailed her 3 times since then but not a word.
>
>I think Ainae has set May 25 as the absolute deadline, so my instinct is
>to just keep on trying until then (I heard from my next-to-the-last
>author at 8:00 pm on May 15).
>
>Another topic for the post-mortem: How much effort [to contact authors]
>is enough?
>
>Ann
>
>MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:
>
>>I posted a list of some of the names of authors from Marta's list that need to complete their nominations to my Recommendations Page this week and got this response from Frodo Baggins of Bag End (Febobe):
>>
>>"I've e-mailed and e-mailed and they said that they'd confirm it. . .they haven't told me anything else to do and I can't think of anything. . .what the dickens is wrong? :(
>>
>>-Febobe"
>>
>>What shall I tell her?
>>
>>Mari
>>
>>
>> †
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Tales of The Red Book
http://www.livejournal.com/users/talesofredbook/

There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4362

Re: Attn annmarwalk RE:Calling All Authors Posted by Ann Walker May 21, 2005 - 20:42:19 Topic ID# 4361
I tried r3doleander earlier today, I believe, so I will try the gmail
address this time.
Thanks for all your help!

Ann

MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:

>Hi Ann,
>
>I reached Red Autumn via her LJ again, and she has been having trouble with her e-mail. Here is what she suggests:
>
>"Still trying to make initial contact. If r3doleander@yahoo.com isn't working, maybe they could try suchtimes@gmail.com?"
>
>I hope that new e-mail addy works!
>
>Mari
>
>
>
>
>>Mari, I've actually had the very same problem with Red Autumn, you told
>>me you had heard from her and she would get in touch with me Thursday
>>evening; I've emailed her 3 times since then but not a word.
>>
>>I think Ainae has set May 25 as the absolute deadline, so my instinct is
>>to just keep on trying until then (I heard from my next-to-the-last
>>author at 8:00 pm on May 15).
>>
>>Another topic for the post-mortem: How much effort [to contact authors]
>>is enough?
>>
>>Ann
>>
>>MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>>I posted a list of some of the names of authors from Marta's list that need to complete their nominations to my Recommendations Page this week and got this response from Frodo Baggins of Bag End (Febobe):
>>>
>>>"I've e-mailed and e-mailed and they said that they'd confirm it. . .they haven't told me anything else to do and I can't think of anything. . .what the dickens is wrong? :(
>>>
>>>-Febobe"
>>>
>>>What shall I tell her?
>>>
>>>Mari
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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Msg# 4363

Re: Attn annmarwalk RE:Calling All Authors Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 21, 2005 - 20:49:21 Topic ID# 4361
No problem, I am on a Quest, lol!

Mari

>I tried r3doleander earlier today, I believe, so I will try the gmail
>address this time.
>Thanks for all your help!
>
>Ann
>
>MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:
>
>>Hi Ann,
>>
>>I reached Red Autumn via her LJ again, and she has been having trouble with her e-mail. Here is what she suggests:
>>
>>"Still trying to make initial contact. If r3doleander@yahoo.com isn't working, maybe they could try suchtimes@gmail.com?"
>>
>>I hope that new e-mail addy works!
>>
>>Mari
>>
>>
>> †
>>
>>>Mari, I've actually had the very same problem with Red Autumn, you told
>>>me you had heard from her and she would get in touch with me Thursday
>>>evening; I've emailed her 3 times since then but not a word.
>>>
>>>I think Ainae has set May 25 as the absolute deadline, so my instinct is
>>>to just keep on trying until then (I heard from my next-to-the-last
>>>author at 8:00 pm on May 15).
>>>
>>>Another topic for the post-mortem: How much effort [to contact authors]
>>>is enough?
>>>
>>>Ann
>>>
>>>MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:
>>>
>>> † †
>>>
>>>>I posted a list of some of the names of authors from Marta's list that need to complete their nominations to my Recommendations Page this week and got this response from Frodo Baggins of Bag End (Febobe):
>>>>
>>>>"I've e-mailed and e-mailed and they said that they'd confirm it. . .they haven't told me anything else to do and I can't think of anything. . .what the dickens is wrong? :(
>>>>
>>>>-Febobe"
>>>>
>>>>What shall I tell her?
>>>>
>>>>Mari
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> † † †
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>Yahoo! Groups Links
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>>>
>>>
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4364

Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation! Posted by Marta Layton May 21, 2005 - 21:11:00 Topic ID# 4360
On 21 May 2005, at 21:30, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

> These three categories have graduated. They were subcategories of other
> categories but had at least 20 stories and were appropriate to
> graduate.
> (Ex. B/T: Gondor is not appropriate.† Gondor is not a time or book.†
> B/T:
> Gapfiller is appropriate.† Books have gaps to be filled).
>
> B/T: Gap-Filler
> R/P: Gondor
> R/P: Rohan.
>
> Each of these needs Awards titles.† As we did for the PostMortem we
> will do
> now. But we are under some time pressure so it will be shorter now.†
> I'll
> take nominations for sets of Awards Titles (3 titles per set) until
> Monday.
> Monday, after I get back from my lunch break, I'll make a poll
> (actually 3
> polls) to decide which titles we use. 1 week polls.
>
> So what titles should we use?
>

I have suggestions for Rohan and Gondor.

RP: Gondor

1st: The Osgiliath Award
2nd: The Minas Tirith Award
3rd: The Dol Amroth Award



RP: Rohan

1st: The Edoras Award
2nd: The Helm's Deep Award
3rd: The Dunharrow Award

Marta
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Msg# 4365

Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation! Posted by Ann Walker May 21, 2005 - 21:13:42 Topic ID# 4360
For the Gap-Filler: The Amazing Grace Award (what once was lost, but now
is found...)

Ann

Marta Layton wrote:

>On 21 May 2005, at 21:30, Ainaechoiriel wrote:
>
>
>
>>These three categories have graduated. They were subcategories of other
>> categories but had at least 20 stories and were appropriate to
>>graduate.
>> (Ex. B/T: Gondor is not appropriate. Gondor is not a time or book.
>>B/T:
>> Gapfiller is appropriate. Books have gaps to be filled).
>>
>> B/T: Gap-Filler
>> R/P: Gondor
>> R/P: Rohan.
>>
>> Each of these needs Awards titles. As we did for the PostMortem we
>>will do
>> now. But we are under some time pressure so it will be shorter now.
>>I'll
>> take nominations for sets of Awards Titles (3 titles per set) until
>>Monday.
>> Monday, after I get back from my lunch break, I'll make a poll
>>(actually 3
>> polls) to decide which titles we use. 1 week polls.
>>
>> So what titles should we use?
>>
>>
>>
>
>I have suggestions for Rohan and Gondor.
>
>RP: Gondor
>
>1st: The Osgiliath Award
>2nd: The Minas Tirith Award
>3rd: The Dol Amroth Award
>
>
>
>RP: Rohan
>
>1st: The Edoras Award
>2nd: The Helm's Deep Award
>3rd: The Dunharrow Award
>
>Marta
>*****
>On the other hand, you have different fingers.
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Msg# 4366

Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation! Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 21, 2005 - 21:18:16 Topic ID# 4360
For the other Gap-Filler awards what about: The Gap of Rohan and The Crack of Doom : )

Mari

>For the Gap-Filler: The Amazing Grace Award (what once was lost, but now
>is found...)
>
>Ann
>
>Marta Layton wrote:
>
>>On 21 May 2005, at 21:30, Ainaechoiriel wrote:
>>
>> †
>>
>>>These three categories have graduated. They were subcategories of other
>>> categories but had at least 20 stories and were appropriate to
>>>graduate.
>>> (Ex. B/T: Gondor is not appropriate. †Gondor is not a time or book. †
>>>B/T:
>>> Gapfiller is appropriate. †Books have gaps to be filled).
>>>
>>> B/T: Gap-Filler
>>> R/P: Gondor
>>> R/P: Rohan.
>>>
>>> Each of these needs Awards titles. †As we did for the PostMortem we
>>>will do
>>> now. But we are under some time pressure so it will be shorter now. †
>>>I'll
>>> take nominations for sets of Awards Titles (3 titles per set) until
>>>Monday.
>>> Monday, after I get back from my lunch break, I'll make a poll
>>>(actually 3
>>> polls) to decide which titles we use. 1 week polls.
>>>
>>> So what titles should we use?
>>>
>>> † †
>>>
>>
>>I have suggestions for Rohan and Gondor.
>>
>>RP: Gondor
>>
>>1st: † The Osgiliath Award
>>2nd: † The Minas Tirith Award
>>3rd: † The Dol Amroth Award
>>
>>
>>
>>RP: Rohan
>>
>>1st: † The Edoras Award
>>2nd: † The Helm's Deep Award
>>3rd: † The Dunharrow Award
>>
>>Marta
>>*****
>>On the other hand, you have different fingers.
>>
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Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4367

Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation! Posted by aelfwina@cableone.net May 21, 2005 - 21:39:47 Topic ID# 4360
How about:

For Gap-fillers--

The "Fortnight on the Way" (gap between Rivendell and Caradhras)
The "Wonder of the Shire for Sixty Years" (gap between The Hobbit and the proper beginning of The Lord of the Rings)
The "Into the Lone-lands" (gap in The Hobbit between the Shire and the Troll-shaws)

Just my two cents.
Dreamflower
(Barbara)

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Subject: [MEFAwards] Three new categories, thanks to Graduation!


These three categories have graduated. They were subcategories of other
categories but had at least 20 stories and were appropriate to graduate.
(Ex. B/T: Gondor is not appropriate. Gondor is not a time or book. B/T:
Gapfiller is appropriate. Books have gaps to be filled).

B/T: Gap-Filler
R/P: Gondor
R/P: Rohan.

Each of these needs Awards titles. As we did for the PostMortem we will do
now. But we are under some time pressure so it will be shorter now. I'll
take nominations for sets of Awards Titles (3 titles per set) until Monday.
Monday, after I get back from my lunch break, I'll make a poll (actually 3
polls) to decide which titles we use. 1 week polls.

So what titles should we use?

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Msg# 4368

Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation! Posted by Marta Layton May 21, 2005 - 22:10:16 Topic ID# 4360
On 22 May 2005, at 22:46, <aelfwina@cableone.net> wrote:

> How about:
>
> For Gap-fillers--
>

My suggestions:

BT: Gap-filler

1st: The "Crossing the Ice" Award
2nd: The "Journey Through Hollin" Award
3rd: The "A Short Rest" Award

(being three common sources of gapfillers in The Silmarillion, The
Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings)

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Msg# 4369

Re: Calling all Authors Posted by Silver Wolf101 May 21, 2005 - 22:31:44 Topic ID# 4291
...I am having trouble contacting The Second Nazgul. I have tried with the
address given at MEFA and it come back as a wrong address, the same thing
happened when I tried through the HASA site. Does anyone know who s/he is?
They were one of the first people on ym list and it is rather strange that
nothign I have found works. Is it possible to contact this author another
way?

SilverWolf

>From: Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com>
>Reply-To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [MEFAwards] Calling all Authors
>Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 03:38:23 -0400
>
>Hi guys,
>
>Here are some stories that have been nominated, but whose nominations
>the liaisons haven't been able to finalise. In many cases this means we
>haven't been able to reach the author.
>
>Are you the author, or do you know these authors? If so, please ask
>them to get in touch with their liaison so we can get these nominations
>finalised.
>
>If you email someone and don't hear back in a few days, please let me
>now (or post to this list). It may be an issue with spam filters, and
>the liaison may not be receiving the email)
>
>Thanks for your help, Marta
>
>Adina ATL (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Dance of Terrible Grace
> - Mariner's Son
> - Opening Doors
> - Walls and Gates
>
>AfterEver (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Brotherly Love
> - By Light Beguiled
> - Insomnia
> - Last Hope
> - Mistress Gilraen
> - Reminiscent Threnody
> - With Hope
>
>Airlea (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Where Will Wants Not
>
>AlexeCinz (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - The Song of Legolas and Gimli
>
>Anais Lacquestar (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Down Like Rain
>
>Anastasia (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Sunshine and Laughter
>
>Andraste (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Many Colours
>
>Anoriath (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - The Days Are Now Short
> - Walk No More in Shadow
> - Warmth for the Lady
>
>Aralanthiriel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Split Second
> - Visions of Despair
>
>Aramel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
> - Alqualonde
> - Ar-Feniel
> - Embracing the Wave
> - Lay of Beruthiel
> - Telperion and Laurelin
> - Varda Makes the Elven-Stars
>
>Arithwen (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Aching
>
>Asha Dreamweaver (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot
>com)
> - First Knight
>
>Avaril/Bird (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Of Trees and Frogs
> - Playmates
> - Tickle-Goblin
>
>azhriaz (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Bloodflowers
>
>BarrowWight (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Alas for Orthanc
>
>Batsojopo (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Journeys
>
>bellamonte (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Treasures
>
>Beth Winter (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Parting Gifts
>
>BookHobbit (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Bearing the Burden
> - Caught Between a Hammer and an Anvil
>
>bryn (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - View us As Victors, or View Us No More
>
>Budgielover (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - A Different Sort of Game
> - Descending Caradhras
>
>Bunny (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - The Sweetest Feeling
>
>Cassia & Siobhan (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot
>com)
> - The Stars of Harad
>
>Cirdan (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - The Full Tragedy of the Kinslaying
> - Kings of Men
> - One Elf: Glorfindel in TTT
>
>Deborah Judge (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Across the Ice
> - Bringing Gifts
> - The Legend of the Sun and Moon
> - Made of Grass
> - Shameful Customs
>
>Dragon (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - The Prince and the Shipwright
>
>Ellisande (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Homecoming
>
>Eowynangel (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - The Bitter Taste of Immortality
>
>Fileg (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Anglachel
> - Elanor
> - Halbarad
> - The Queen and Her Pussycats Went to Sea
> - Strength of Love
> - Telling the Bees
> - Winter Solstice
>
>Frodo Baggins of Bag End (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at
>hotmail dot com
> - Cormallen
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>FrodoBaggins_88 (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthling dot net)
> - Selfless Love
>
>GamgeeFest (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - A Mid-Year's Walking Trip
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>Gayalondiel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
> - Gentle Strength
> - The Road Not Taken
>
>Gentle Hobbit (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - The Trial of Frodo Baggins
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>Gershwen (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Chicken or the Egg?
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>Gevurrah (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - A Light Lost to Shadow
>
>Grievousangel (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Snowfall
>
>haleth (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
> - Pitfalls of the Palantir
>
>Holdur (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
> - The Protector
>
>James Walkswithwind (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - The Care and Feeding of Young Hobbits
>
>jastaelf (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - After All
> - The Scruff Factor
> - Winter Encounters
>
>jen_loves_elves (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
> - Blackberries in Lossarnach
>
>Joan Milligan (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - One Word
> - To Sing of Her
> - The Song of the Rock
>
>Jocelyn (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Elven Song
>
>juno_magic (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Lothiriel- Book One
>
>just_sphinx (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Bound By Difference
> - Descent Into Eternity
> - Red Fire, Black Blood
>
>Karenator (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at hotmail dot com)
> - Forgetting War
>
>lilybaggins (Liaison: Werecat, tashenubaste at yahoo dot com)
> - The Bone That He Boned From Its Owner
> - No Stain
> - The Pine-Woods Excursion
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>Lindelea (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
> - While There's Breath
>
>Lipstick (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Captain Tinkerbell
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>MagicalRachel (Liaison: melayton at gmail dot com)
> - Ugly Beautiful
> - What the Red Book May Hold
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>Magickalmolly (Liaison: Karri, kln1671 at yahoo dot com)
> - Wizards Sleep With Their Eyes Open
>
>Mariole (Liaison: Antoinette, riverotter1951 at gmail dot com)
> - Preparing
>
>Mariposa (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Always Dancing
> - Fire Reasons
> - Hiding from Daylight
> - Partners in Crime
> - Truth and Consequences
>
>MysteriousWays (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
> - The Eavesdropper
>
>NiennaSorrowing (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com
> - But lo! the light of long splendor...
>
>Novedhelion (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - Trust to Hope
> - Trust to Hope, Book Two
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>Philosopher at Large (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Broken Promises
> - Of Farmers and God-Kings
> - Promises Kept
> - Rules for Writing Arda Immortals
> - Why & How NOT to Write a middle-earth Romance
>
>picara (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Not Wholly Unwilling
>
>Piplover (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot com),
> - Awakening to Sleep
> - Counting
> - Flutterby
> - Go to Sleep
> - Heartsong
> - On Becoming an Adventurer
> - Silence in the Night
> - The Smallest of Them All
> - Under the Bed
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>Pipspebble (Liaison: Marta, melayton at gmail dot com)
> - Wizard's Watch
>
>Pipwise Brandygin (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot
>com),
> - Oath
> - Tall Tales
>
>Red Autumn (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
> - Yule Dinner
>
>Ruby Nye (Liaison: Ainaechoiriel, mefaadmin at earthlink dot net)
> - Estella's Opinion
> - Fire and Ice
>
>Saeriel (Liaison: Thundera Tiger, thunderalaura at juno dot com)
> - Echo
>
>The Second Nazgul (Liaison: SilverWolf, Silver_Wolf101 at hotmail dot
>com),
> - The Death of Passion
>
>sindohte (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - La Belle Dame Sans Merci
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>Songspinner (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
> - Clasps and Links
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>Suzene Campos (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Giving Ground
> - The Last Elf Standing
> - Only Shapes to Sea
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>Trianne (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - Watching Frodo
>
>tyellas (Liaison: annmarwalk, ann at marwalk dot com)
> - Magweth Pengolody
>
>Victoria (Liaison: Rhapsody, rhapsody74 at gmail dot com)
> - Bloodlines and Lifestyles
>
>Werelemur (Liaison: Leaward, leaward_l at yahoo dot com)
> - HunterKing
>
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>

Msg# 4370

Ainae's email down Posted by Marta Layton May 21, 2005 - 23:13:44 Topic ID# 4370
Hey guys,

Ainae asked me to tell you that her email seems to be down. So if
you're waiting for a reply or something like that, that's why.

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Msg# 4371

Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation! Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard May 22, 2005 - 3:55:15 Topic ID# 4360
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, MarigoldCotton@a... wrote:
> For the other Gap-Filler awards what about: The Gap of Rohan and The
> Crack of Doom : )

I was thinking the same! :c)

Another one could be: The Gap of Maglor award ;)

Rhapsody

Msg# 4372

Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation! Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 22, 2005 - 6:55:48 Topic ID# 4360
LOL! Great minds and all that!

Mari

-----Original Message-----
From: rhapsody_the_bard <rhapsody74@gmail.com>
To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sun, 22 May 2005 08:53:20 -0000
Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation!

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, MarigoldCotton@a... wrote:
> For the other Gap-Filler awards what about: The Gap of Rohan and The
> Crack of Doom : )

I was thinking the same! :c)

Another one could be: The Gap of Maglor award ;)

Rhapsody






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Msg# 4373

Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation! Posted by dwimmer\_laik May 22, 2005 - 10:09:05 Topic ID# 4360
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, MarigoldCotton@a... wrote:
> For the other Gap-Filler awards what about: The Gap of Rohan and The
Crack of Doom : )

Clever! An alternate or addition: The Pit of Utumno.

Any other gaps, cracks, pits, or well-known fosses in M-e, before or
after Beleriand's submersion?

Dwim

Msg# 4374

Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation! Posted by Marta Layton May 22, 2005 - 10:29:23 Topic ID# 4360
How about Khazad-dum? Doesn't Moria mean "the black pit" or something
like that? The other thing that jumped to mind is the Deeping-coomb in
Helm's Deep.

On 22 May 2005, at 11:06, dwimmer_laik wrote:

> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, MarigoldCotton@a... wrote:
> > For the other Gap-Filler awards what about: The Gap of Rohan and The
> Crack of Doom : )
>
> Clever! An alternate or addition: The Pit of Utumno.
>
> Any other gaps, cracks, pits, or well-known fosses in M-e, before or
> after Beleriand's submersion?
>
> Dwim

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Msg# 4375

Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation! Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 22, 2005 - 13:57:07 Topic ID# 4360
Hee hee! There is the Dreadful Gap in Moria that Pippin takes a long time to screw up his courage to leap over, but I don't think that Dreadful anything would be a good award title : )

There is the Black Chasm of Moria, otherwise known as the abyss that Gandalf falls into with the Balrog. The Black Chasm of Moria Award has a nice ring to it : )

Mari

>--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, MarigoldCotton@a... wrote:
>> For the other Gap-Filler awards what about: The Gap of Rohan and The
>Crack of Doom : )
>
>Clever! An alternate or addition: The Pit of Utumno.
>
>Any other gaps, cracks, pits, or well-known fosses in M-e, before or
>after Beleriand's submersion?
>
>Dwim
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4376

Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation! Posted by dwimmer\_laik May 22, 2005 - 14:27:58 Topic ID# 4360
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, MarigoldCotton@a... wrote:

> There is the Black Chasm of Moria, otherwise known as the abyss that
Gandalf falls into with the Balrog. The Black Chasm of Moria Award has
a nice ring to it : )

Hear, hear! I like it. I'd thought that abyss had a name, but I
thought it'd be in TTT for some reason.

Dwim

Msg# 4377

Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation! Posted by Elena Tiriel May 22, 2005 - 14:35:55 Topic ID# 4360
Gap of Rohan, Cracks of Doom, and Maglor's Gap??? These are *great* ideas
for gapfillers!

If you need more, others might be The Calacirya (the gap in the Pelżri), The
Shadowy Isles or the Misty Mountains, but I really like the first three
better...

- Barbara

>From: "rhapsody_the_bard" <rhapsody74@gmail.com>
>Reply-To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation!
>Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 08:53:20 -0000
>
>--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, MarigoldCotton@a... wrote:
> > For the other Gap-Filler awards what about: The Gap of Rohan and The
> > Crack of Doom : )
>
>I was thinking the same! :c)
>
>Another one could be: The Gap of Maglor award ;)
>
>Rhapsody
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Msg# 4378

Re: Three new categories, thanks to Graduation! Posted by Elena Tiriel May 22, 2005 - 14:43:00 Topic ID# 4360
The Uttermost Foundations of Stone? It even made Gandalf shudder...

- Barbara, Who thinks now that "Gap of Rohan", "Cracks of Doom", and "Pit
of Utumno" make a lovely trio...

>From: "dwimmer_laik" <dwimmer_laik@yahoo.com>
>
>--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, MarigoldCotton@a... wrote:
> > For the other Gap-Filler awards what about: The Gap of Rohan and The
>Crack of Doom : )
>
>Clever! An alternate or addition: The Pit of Utumno.
>
>Any other gaps, cracks, pits, or well-known fosses in M-e, before or
>after Beleriand's submersion?
>
>Dwim
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Msg# 4379

question about h/c placed in subcategory field Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard May 22, 2005 - 17:15:30 Topic ID# 4379
Hi all,

while I am trying to assign subcategories for Drama, I came across the
abbreviation h/c.

I have no clue what this is, can anyone shed a light on this?
Marigold? Llinos? I think I have seen it before with Hobbit story
nominations.

Rhapsody

Msg# 4380

Re: question about  h/c placed in subcategory field Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 22, 2005 - 17:18:21 Topic ID# 4380
Hi Rhapsody,

It means "hurt/comfort" - basically the writer hurts the character in order to give him comfort : )

Hugs,

L

>Hi all,
>
>while I am trying to assign subcategories for Drama, I came across the
>abbreviation h/c.
>
>I have no clue what this is, can anyone shed a light on this?
>Marigold? Llinos? I think I have seen it before with Hobbit story
>nominations.
>
>Rhapsody
>
>
>
>
>
>
>Yahoo! Groups Links
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Tales of The Red Book
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4381

Re: question about h/c placed in subcategory field Posted by rhapsody\_the\_bard May 22, 2005 - 17:20:08 Topic ID# 4380
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, MarigoldCotton@a... wrote:
> Hi Rhapsody,
>
> It means "hurt/comfort" - basically the writer hurts the character
> in order to give him comfort : )

Thanks!!!!

:c)

Rhapsody

Msg# 4382

Re: question about h/c placed in subcategory field Posted by Marta Layton May 22, 2005 - 17:23:59 Topic ID# 4379
On 22 May 2005, at 18:15, rhapsody_the_bard wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> while I am trying to assign subcategories for Drama, I came across the
> abbreviation h/c.
>
> I have no clue what this is, can anyone shed a light on this?
> Marigold? Llinos? I think I have seen it before with Hobbit story
> nominations.
>
> Rhapsody
>
>

It stands for hurt/comfort. It's where you give your star character a
hard time, so someone else can comfort them.

According to http://www.subreality.com/glossary/terms.htm:

hurt/comfort -- a style of story in which one character is harmed
(physically or emotionally) and another must save them, make them feel
better, or both. Though not often seen in comic fandom, this one's been
around since the original Star Trek 'zines and is often used to
encourage a hopeless romance or set the stage for slash. In Sentinel
fandom, stories of this type are jokingly called "owwies."

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Msg# 4383

Re: [MEFAwards] question about  h/c placed in subcategory field Posted by ghettoelleth@aol.com May 22, 2005 - 17:29:20 Topic ID# 4383
Hobbit Centric

Feanor: No no no no boys. It's like this. If you're Noldo and you know it,
Slay Your Kin!


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Msg# 4384

RE: [MEFAwards] question about  h/c placed in subcategory field Posted by Jane Abbott May 22, 2005 - 17:38:01 Topic ID# 4383
Totally off-topic, but huge signs emblazoned "No HC" appeared along the
local highways a few years ago. Eventually, I discovered that it stood for
"No Hazardous Cargo."
:-D
Branwyn

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Msg# 4385

Re: question about  h/c placed in subcategory field Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 22, 2005 - 17:40:42 Topic ID# 4380
It's also a way to elevate and showcase your character's strength of will and bravery by giving him something else he must overcome, like an illness or injury, on top of the adversity he already faces. And for those characters that love or care about the one stricken there is drama, angst and caregiving and they must be stronger themselves to cope with healing their sick one.

It's a way of making your characters even more heroic. There are quite a few stories that are specifically h/c in hobbit fanfiction, and even more in which some form of h/c occurs though it is not the main storyline. There are even groups for h/c fics for specific characters, like FrodoHealers and PippinHealers on YahooGroups, and a Merrycentric one the name of which I can't remember at the moment - I think that it's very_merry on LJ.

Mari : )
>
>On 22 May 2005, at 18:15, rhapsody_the_bard wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> †while I am trying to assign subcategories for Drama, I came across the
>> †abbreviation h/c.
>>
>> †I have no clue what this is, can anyone shed a light on this?
>> †Marigold? Llinos? I think I have seen it before with Hobbit story
>> †nominations.
>>
>> †Rhapsody
>>
>>
>
>It stands for hurt/comfort. It's where you give your star character a
>hard time, so someone else can comfort them.
>
>According to http://www.subreality.com/glossary/terms.htm:
>
> †hurt/comfort -- a style of story in which one character is harmed
>(physically or emotionally) and another must save them, make them feel
>better, or both. Though not often seen in comic fandom, this one's been
>around since the original Star Trek 'zines and is often used to
>encourage a hopeless romance or set the stage for slash. In Sentinel
>fandom, stories of this type are jokingly called "owwies."
>
>Marta
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>
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Msg# 4386

Re: [MEFAwards] question about  h/c placed in subcategory field Posted by Marta Layton May 22, 2005 - 17:53:44 Topic ID# 4380
On 22 May 2005, at 18:40, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:

> It's also a way to elevate and showcase your character's strength of
> will and bravery by giving him something else he must overcome, like
> an illness or injury, on top of the adversity he already faces. And
> for those characters that love or care about the one stricken there is
> drama, angst and caregiving and they must be stronger themselves to
> cope with healing their sick one.
>
> It's a way of making your characters even more heroic. There are
> quite a few stories that are specifically h/c in hobbit fanfiction,
> and even more in which some form of h/c occurs though it is not the
> main storyline. There are even groups for h/c fics for specific
> characters, like FrodoHealers and PippinHealers on YahooGroups, and a
> Merrycentric one the name of which I can't remember at the moment - I
> think that it's very_merry on LJ.
>
> Mari : )

Hi Mari,

I hope I didn't come across anti-h/c. I don't particularly care for it
personally, but I think that's because I've read too many *bad* h/c
(usually the situations were implausible, or the characterization
seemed OOC to me.) I know some people do like it, and that it can be
done well. If I was rude I didn't mean to be. I don't think you're
saying I was, but I want to make sure.

Yes, it can give us a nice view of our characters' character. How you
deal with frustrations when you're *already* feeling rotten is a good
way to see what a person's character really is.

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.


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Msg# 4387

RE: [MEFAwards] question about  h/c placed in subcategory field Posted by Ariel May 22, 2005 - 18:06:04 Topic ID# 4380
Marta might mention that she pulled her def off an online fanfic
dictionary and did not write it herself (unless she wrote the def for
them Ė which is possible). I've used the site myself to explain certain
old terms to newbie fanficcers and had read that def. before.



Ariel

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Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 6:54 PM
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Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] question about h/c placed in subcategory field




On 22 May 2005, at 18:40, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:

> It's also a way to elevate and showcase your character's strength of
> will and bravery by giving him something else he must overcome, like
> an illness or injury, on top of the adversity he already faces. And
> for those characters that love or care about the one stricken there is

> drama, angst and caregiving and they must be stronger themselves to
> cope with healing their sick one.
>
> It's a way of making your characters even more heroic. There are
> quite a few stories that are specifically h/c in hobbit fanfiction,
> and even more in which some form of h/c occurs though it is not the
> main storyline. There are even groups for h/c fics for specific
> characters, like FrodoHealers and PippinHealers on YahooGroups, and a
> Merrycentric one the name of which I can't remember at the moment - I
> think that it's very_merry on LJ.
>
> Mari : )

Hi Mari,

I hope I didn't come across anti-h/c. I don't particularly care for it
personally, but I think that's because I've read too many *bad* h/c
(usually the situations were implausible, or the characterization
seemed OOC to me.) I know some people do like it, and that it can be
done well. If I was rude I didn't mean to be. I don't think you're
saying I was, but I want to make sure.

Yes, it can give us a nice view of our characters' character. How you
deal with frustrations when you're *already* feeling rotten is a good
way to see what a person's character really is.

Marta
*****
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Msg# 4388

Posted by chathollinn@comcast.net May 22, 2005 - 18:10:54 Topic ID# 4388
Wow, I think I wrote a h/c story about Legolas, not to mention Thraunduil and an OC as well, and didn't know it. So the requirements are, the main character(s) face an extraordinary adversity and the comforting character must ...what? Be stronger than they've ever been, or ..... ? Regards - Chathol-linn

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On 22 May 2005, at 18:40, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:

> It's also a way to elevate and showcase your character's strength of
> will and bravery by giving him something else he must overcome, like
> an illness or injury, on top of the adversity he already faces. And
> for those characters that love or care about the one stricken there is
> drama, angst and caregiving and they must be stronger themselves to
> cope with healing their sick one.
>
> It's a way of making your characters even more heroic. There are
> quite a few stories that are specifically h/c in hobbit fanfiction,
> and even more in which some form of h/c occurs though it is not the
> main storyline. There are even groups for h/c fics for specific
> characters, like FrodoHealers and PippinHealers on YahooGroups, and a
> Merrycentric one the name of which I can't remember at the moment - I
> think that it's very_merry on LJ.
>
> Mari : )

Hi Mari,

I hope I didn't come across anti-h/c. I don't particularly care for it
personally, but I think that's because I've read too many *bad* h/c
(usually the situations were implausible, or the characterization
seemed OOC to me.) I know some people do like it, and that it can be
done well. If I was rude I didn't mean to be. I don't think you're
saying I was, but I want to make sure.

Yes, it can give us a nice view of our characters' character. How you
deal with frustrations when you're *already* feeling rotten is a good
way to see what a person's character really is.

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.


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Msg# 4389

Re: [MEFAwards] question about  h/c placed in subcategory field Posted by Marta Layton May 22, 2005 - 18:14:13 Topic ID# 4380
On 22 May 2005, at 19:05, Ariel wrote:

> Marta might mention that she pulled her def off an online fanfic
> dictionary and did not write it herself (unless she wrote the def for
> them ż which is possible).ż I've used the site myself to explain
> certain
> old terms to newbie fanficcers and had read that def. before.
>

Yep, I pulled it off an online directory. I thought I included the URL,
but perhaps I forgot to. If so, here it is:

http://www.subreality.com/glossary/terms.htm

And no, I'm not the author of that definition -- just the grateful user
of it ;-)

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Msg# 4390

? missing Michael Martinez nominations Posted by elanor of aquitania May 22, 2005 - 18:19:42 Topic ID# 4390
Hi all,
I miss quite a few of my nominations of Michael Martinez' essays.

The system says nothing that the nominations
were withdrawn.

But the system now says that only
1282 stories have been nominated.

Yet I know that I had essays with numbers above 1300.

Between the last nominations were
"Them Dwarves, Them Dwarves!"
and
"A History of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men (Parts I - III)

Now only 4 nominations are left.
-The Men Who Would Be Steward
-Waiting for a King Like You
-Parma Endorion
-Celeborn Unplugged

Is this a temporary glitch?

My problem is that I know that I nominated many more essays by
Michael Martinez, but I did it on-line and I have no print-out.
Many of them were already approved by the author.
-The Men Who Would Be Steward
-Waiting for a King Like You
-Parma Endorion
-Life in an Elven Fishing Town
-Shhh! It's a Secret Ring!
-Moon over Ithilien
-Celeborn Unplugged
-Guess Who's Coming to the Disaster
This I know, because I notified the author of the nominations.

Were all these already approved nominations withdrawn
or is the database currently not up to date ?

Puzzled greetings
Elanor

Msg# 4391

Re: question about  h/c placed in subcategory field Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 22, 2005 - 18:20:02 Topic ID# 4380
Hi Marta,

No, I certainly didn't think that you were rude at all. I thought that more could be said on the subject as Rhapsody and perhaps some others didn't know what h/c was.

I thought that this part of your explanation "is often used to encourage a hopeless romance or set the stage for slash" might lead those who weren't familiar with the genre to think that these were the primary reasons behind h/c.

That may be true in other fandoms, but in the h/c fics that I have read in LoTR I have very seldom seen the h/c result in slash or romance, but then I really only read hobbity fics. The h/c in the hobbity fics that I am familiar with deals primarily with family and fraternal love between the hobbits, and/or other members of the Fellowship.

Hugs,

Mari

>
>On 22 May 2005, at 18:40, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:
>
>> It's also a way to elevate and showcase your character's strength of
>> will and bravery by giving him something else he must overcome, like
>> an illness or injury, on top of the adversity he already faces. And
>> for those characters that love or care about the one stricken there is
>> drama, angst and caregiving and they must be stronger themselves to
>> cope with healing their sick one.
>>
>> †It's a way of making your characters even more heroic. There are
>> quite a few stories that are specifically h/c in hobbit fanfiction,
>> and even more in which some form of h/c occurs though it is not the
>> main storyline. There are even groups for h/c fics for specific
>> characters, like FrodoHealers and PippinHealers on YahooGroups, and a
>> Merrycentric one the name of which I can't remember at the moment - I
>> think that it's very_merry on LJ.
>>
>> †Mari : )
>
>Hi Mari,
>
>I hope I didn't come across anti-h/c. I don't particularly care for it
>personally, but I think that's because I've read too many *bad* h/c
>(usually the situations were implausible, or the characterization
>seemed OOC to me.) I know some people do like it, and that it can be
>done well. If I was rude I didn't mean to be. I don't think you're
>saying I was, but I want to make sure.
>
>Yes, it can give us a nice view of our characters' character. How you
>deal with frustrations when you're *already* feeling rotten is a good
>way to see what a person's character really is.
>
>Marta
>*****
>On the other hand, you have different fingers.
>
>
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4392

Re: question about  h/c placed in subcategory field Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 22, 2005 - 18:26:58 Topic ID# 4380
LOL! The character can have anything from a simple cold to major near mortal battle wounds, and the comforter can do as little as make them a cup of tea and hold their hand, or actually tand and heal them, like Aragorn with his skills as a healer : )

Mari
>
>
>Wow, I think I wrote a h/c story about Legolas, not to mention Thraunduil and an OC as well, and didn't know it. †So the requirements are, the main character(s) face an extraordinary adversity and the comforting character must ...what? Be stronger than they've ever been, or ..... †? †Regards - Chathol-linn
>
>-------------- Original message --------------
>
>On 22 May 2005, at 18:40, MarigoldCotton@aol.com wrote:
>
>> It's also a way to elevate and showcase your character's strength of
>> will and bravery by giving him something else he must overcome, like
>> an illness or injury, on top of the adversity he already faces. And
>> for those characters that love or care about the one stricken there is
>> drama, angst and caregiving and they must be stronger themselves to
>> cope with healing their sick one.
>>
>> †It's a way of making your characters even more heroic. There are
>> quite a few stories that are specifically h/c in hobbit fanfiction,
>> and even more in which some form of h/c occurs though it is not the
>> main storyline. There are even groups for h/c fics for specific
>> characters, like FrodoHealers and PippinHealers on YahooGroups, and a
>> Merrycentric one the name of which I can't remember at the moment - I
>> think that it's very_merry on LJ.
>>
>> †Mari : )
>
>Hi Mari,
>
>I hope I didn't come across anti-h/c. I don't particularly care for it
>personally, but I think that's because I've read too many *bad* h/c
>(usually the situations were implausible, or the characterization
>seemed OOC to me.) I know some people do like it, and that it can be
>done well. If I was rude I didn't mean to be. I don't think you're
>saying I was, but I want to make sure.
>
>Yes, it can give us a nice view of our characters' character. How you
>deal with frustrations when you're *already* feeling rotten is a good
>way to see what a person's character really is.
>
>Marta
>*****
>On the other hand, you have different fingers.
>
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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4394

Re: ? missing Michael Martinez nominations Posted by Leaward May 22, 2005 - 18:51:07 Topic ID# 4390
I'll try this again, I screwed up the last post ...

Aine, I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes here, but I was Mr.
Martinez's author liaison, so I hope it's ok that I post a response
here...

All but four of those nominations had to be withdrawn after much
discussion between the MEFA administration and the author. It was
determined he was paid for those articles by Suite 101 and it was felt
that was unfair to the regular fanfiction writer. The four surviving
nominations he received no compensation for and have been deemed to be
acceptable for competition.

I'm sure I'm wording it wrong, and perhaps Aine might offer a better
explanation but the nominations were not withdrawn without much
discussion.

Leaward

--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "elanor of aquitania" <elanor@c...>
wrote:
> Hi all,
> I miss quite a few of my nominations of Michael Martinez' essays.
>
> The system says nothing that the nominations
> were withdrawn.
>
> But the system now says that only
> 1282 stories have been nominated.
>
> Yet I know that I had essays with numbers above 1300.
>
> Between the last nominations were
> "Them Dwarves, Them Dwarves!"
> and
> "A History of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men (Parts I - III)
>
> Now only 4 nominations are left.
> -The Men Who Would Be Steward
> -Waiting for a King Like You
> -Parma Endorion
> -Celeborn Unplugged
>
> Is this a temporary glitch?
>
> My problem is that I know that I nominated many more essays by
> Michael Martinez, but I did it on-line and I have no print-out.
> Many of them were already approved by the author.
> -The Men Who Would Be Steward
> -Waiting for a King Like You
> -Parma Endorion
> -Life in an Elven Fishing Town
> -Shhh! It's a Secret Ring!
> -Moon over Ithilien
> -Celeborn Unplugged
> -Guess Who's Coming to the Disaster
> This I know, because I notified the author of the nominations.
>
> Were all these already approved nominations withdrawn
> or is the database currently not up to date ?
>
> Puzzled greetings
> Elanor

Msg# 4395

Re: ? missing Michael Martinez nominations Posted by Marta Layton May 22, 2005 - 18:54:51 Topic ID# 4390
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "elanor of aquitania" <elanor@c...>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I miss quite a few of my nominations of Michael Martinez' essays.
> >
> > The system says nothing that the nominations
> > were withdrawn.
> >
> > But the system now says that only
> >† 1282 stories have been nominated.
> >
> > Yet I know that I had essays with numbers above 1300.
> >
> > Between the last nominations were
> > "Them Dwarves, Them Dwarves!"
> > and
> > "A History of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men (Parts I - III)
> >
> > Now only 4 nominations are left.
> > -The Men Who Would Be Steward
> > -Waiting for a King Like You
> > -Parma Endorion
> > -Celeborn Unplugged
> >
> > Is this a temporary glitch?
> >
> > My problem is that I know that I nominated many more essays by
> > Michael Martinez, but I did it on-line and I have no print-out.
> > Many of them were already approved by the author.
> > -The Men Who Would Be Steward
> > -Waiting for a King Like You
> > -Parma Endorion
> > -Life in an Elven Fishing Town
> > -Shhh! It's a Secret Ring!
> > -Moon over Ithilien
> > -Celeborn Unplugged
> > -Guess Who's Coming to the Disaster
> > This I know, because I notified the author of the nominations.
> >
> > Were all these already approved nominations withdrawn
> > or is the database currently not up to date ?
> >
> > Puzzled greetings
> > Elanor
>
>

Hi Elanor,

The staff discussed Mr. Martinez's essays quite a bit among ourselves
and with him. Our concern was that he was paid for many of the essays,
including all of those written for Suite101.com before January 2002.
Since this is an award for fan fiction and nonfiction (hence our name,
Middle-earth *Fan*fiction Awards), the admins decided that articles the
author was paid to write are ineligible for the awards this year.

We emailed Mr. Martinez, and he verified for us that all except the
four currently entered in the awards were written for pay. We are
considering adding a new category next year for professionally-written
articles, but that's a topic to discuss in the post-mortem. I'm sure
you understand that we're all very busy right now with *this* year's
awards. If we add such a category next year, those other essays will be
eligible then.

Anyway, that's why some of Mr. Martinez's essays aren't appearing on
the nomination list.

Thanks,
Marta
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Msg# 4396

Thank you (Re: ? missing Michael Martinez nominations) Posted by elanor\_of\_aquitania May 22, 2005 - 19:19:55 Topic ID# 4390
> and with him. Our concern was that he was paid for many of the essays,
> including all of those written for Suite101.com before January 2002.
> Since this is an award for fan fiction and nonfiction (hence our name,
> Middle-earth *Fan*fiction Awards), the admins decided that articles the
> author was paid to write are ineligible for the awards this year.
>
> We emailed Mr. Martinez, and he verified for us that all except the
> four currently entered in the awards were written for pay.

Hi Marta and Leaward,
thank you for this information.
I didn't know that these stories were written for pay,
sorry. I even got not such an idea, sorry again.
Otherwise I would have asked him myself.

> We are
> considering adding a new category next year for
> professionally-written
> articles, but that's a topic to discuss in the post-mortem. I'm sure
> you understand that we're all very busy right now with *this* year's
> awards. If we add such a category next year,
> those other essays will be eligible then.

Thank you for this info also :-)
And I understand that you are busy enough this year.

Best wishes and many thanks for all your work
Elanor
who is happy that at least some of her favourite essays
by Michael Martinez were not paid for ;-)

Msg# 4397

Re: Thank you (Re: ? missing Michael Martinez nominations) Posted by Marta Layton May 22, 2005 - 20:06:22 Topic ID# 4390
Hi Elanor,

> > and with him. Our concern was that he was paid for many of the
> essays,
> > including all of those written for Suite101.com before January 2002.
> > Since this is an award for fan fiction and nonfiction (hence our
> name,
> > Middle-earth *Fan*fiction Awards), the admins decided that articles
> the
> > author was paid to write are ineligible for the awards this year.
> >
> >†† We emailed Mr. Martinez, and he verified for us that all except
> the
> > four currently entered in the awards were written for pay.
>
> Hi Marta and Leaward,
> thank you for this information.
> I didn't know that these stories were written for pay,
> sorry. I even got not such an idea, sorry again.
> Otherwise I would have asked him myself.
>

It wasn't obvious. His personal website says that some of them are
paid, and we had to ask him to make sure we understood correctly. So
don't feel bad about nominating them. :-)

> > We are
> > considering adding a new category next year for
> > professionally-written
> > articles, but that's a topic to discuss in the post-mortem. I'm sure
> > you understand that we're all very busy right now with *this* year's
> > awards. If we add such a category next year,
> > those other essays will be eligible then.
>
> Thank you for this info also :-)

You're welcome. Please don't take this as me *promising* such a
category, though. It's just an idea that a few people bounced around
over at the staff list, and we'll need to discuss it in more detail in
the fall, after this year's awards are over.


> And I understand that you are busy enough this year.
>

Thanks for understanding. Hopefully in a few weeks things will settle
down, and we can all breathe and read some of the wonderful stories
that have been nominated.

Thanks,
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Msg# 4398

Re: ? missing Michael Martinez nominations Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 23, 2005 - 16:27:16 Topic ID# 4390
You did fine.

I will say, I've been thinking about Mr. Martinez's request that we
consider a category for pro-writing next year and I am not really for it.
They get paid or professional recognition. That's not what fan-fiction is.
These are fan-fiction awards. I can see the extension to fan-nonfiction but
not so much pro-nonfic. But we can discuss it at PostMortem time.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Leaward
> Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 6:51 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: ? missing Michael Martinez nominations
>
> I'll try this again, I screwed up the last post ...
>
> Aine, I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes here, but I was Mr.
> Martinez's author liaison, so I hope it's ok that I post a
> response here...
>
> All but four of those nominations had to be withdrawn after
> much discussion between the MEFA administration and the
> author. It was determined he was paid for those articles by
> Suite 101 and it was felt that was unfair to the regular
> fanfiction writer. The four surviving nominations he received
> no compensation for and have been deemed to be acceptable for
> competition.
>
> I'm sure I'm wording it wrong, and perhaps Aine might offer a
> better explanation but the nominations were not withdrawn
> without much discussion.
>
> Leaward
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "elanor of aquitania" <elanor@c...>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I miss quite a few of my nominations of Michael Martinez' essays.
> >
> > The system says nothing that the nominations were withdrawn.
> >
> > But the system now says that only
> > 1282 stories have been nominated.
> >
> > Yet I know that I had essays with numbers above 1300.
> >
> > Between the last nominations were
> > "Them Dwarves, Them Dwarves!"
> > and
> > "A History of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men (Parts I - III)
> >
> > Now only 4 nominations are left.
> > -The Men Who Would Be Steward
> > -Waiting for a King Like You
> > -Parma Endorion
> > -Celeborn Unplugged
> >
> > Is this a temporary glitch?
> >
> > My problem is that I know that I nominated many more essays
> by Michael
> > Martinez, but I did it on-line and I have no print-out.
> > Many of them were already approved by the author.
> > -The Men Who Would Be Steward
> > -Waiting for a King Like You
> > -Parma Endorion
> > -Life in an Elven Fishing Town
> > -Shhh! It's a Secret Ring!
> > -Moon over Ithilien
> > -Celeborn Unplugged
> > -Guess Who's Coming to the Disaster
> > This I know, because I notified the author of the nominations.
> >
> > Were all these already approved nominations withdrawn or is the
> > database currently not up to date ?
> >
> > Puzzled greetings
> > Elanor
>
>
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Msg# 4399

Fixes for some of the nominations (bad links and stuff) Posted by Larian May 23, 2005 - 19:09:13 Topic ID# 4399
I know you're starting the check ballot process, so here's a couple of
things I found while organizing myself last night...

#353 - Summary is incorrect. It says Aragorn and Aragorn, while it
should say Aragorn and Arwen. (The story says Aragorn and Arwen)


#645 - The title has a typo. (It's wrong in the listing, right on the
story, so it wasn't the author doing it on purpose)


#864 - Sworn Brothers, bad link. (It has http:// in there twice)


#1155 - There are odd characters in the summary. (like ASCII number
codes for apostrophes and such)

Msg# 4400

attn MEFA Admins - incomplete nominations - help please Posted by Liz May 23, 2005 - 19:49:30 Topic ID# 4400
Hi

A few days ago (checks: 19 May, to be exact) I sent an e-mail to my
liaison, copied to the MEFA admin address, with corrections/approvals
for a number of stories that were nominated by Elena Tiriel on the
last day of nominations. (I couldn't edit the nominations myself as
that feature was disabled by that point.)

The nominations are still incomplete and I haven't had any reply to my
e-mail, or one I sent a couple of days earlier to my liaison. I'm sure
all the admins are very busy and inundated with e-mails right now, so
I basically wanted to check whether my e-mail had been received, or if
I needed to send it again.

Most of the stories are drabbles, but at least two stories were
incorrectly classified as drabbles and need to be reclassified as
ficlets. I also mentioned that a couple of stories which were
completed before the true drabble/ficlet/drabble series distinction
was made are classified as drabbles but are drabble series or ficlets.

Do I need to do anything else to help you approve these nominations?
I'd really appreciate knowing what's happening

Cheers, Liz

Msg# 4401

Nomination stil incomplete Posted by aelfwina@cableone.net May 23, 2005 - 19:58:19 Topic ID# 4401
Hi!

One of the stories I nominated, #1238, Gamgeefest's "A Mid-year's Walking Trip" is still listed as incomplete. I had an email from Gamgeefest, saying she had emailed her liaison with an acceptance a few days ago, so I am surprised to see it is still listed that way. Is there a problem? If so, can I help?

Dreamflower
(Barbara)

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Msg# 4402

E-mail going down again tonight Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 23, 2005 - 23:57:31 Topic ID# 4402
So I'm going to shut down my e-mail client and burn a DVD instead. I'll try
and catch up on all the goings-on here tomorrow.

Last call for Awards titles nominations! I'll post some polls tomorrow.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

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it is Windows-compatible, and freeware at that." --H.F.

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Msg# 4403

Re: Fixes for some of the nominations (bad links and stuff) Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 24, 2005 - 15:29:57 Topic ID# 4399
Can you give me titles? I can't search by ID#, otherwise I'd be glad to fix
them. Thanks.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Larian
> Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 7:08 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Fixes for some of the nominations (bad
> links and stuff)
>
> I know you're starting the check ballot process, so here's a
> couple of things I found while organizing myself last night...
>
> #353 - Summary is incorrect. It says Aragorn and Aragorn,
> while it should say Aragorn and Arwen. (The story says
> Aragorn and Arwen)
>
>
> #645 - The title has a typo. (It's wrong in the listing,
> right on the story, so it wasn't the author doing it on purpose)
>
>
> #864 - Sworn Brothers, bad link. (It has http:// in there twice)
>
>
> #1155 - There are odd characters in the summary. (like ASCII
> number codes for apostrophes and such)
>
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Msg# 4404

Re: attn MEFA Admins - incomplete nominations - help please Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 24, 2005 - 15:32:04 Topic ID# 4400
I saw it, but I wasn't going to assume your liaison wasn't going to do the
work. Now, though I guess I will.

Karri, I really do have enough to do without this. Really...

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Liz
> Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 7:49 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] attn MEFA Admins - incomplete nominations - help
> please
>
> Hi
>
> A few days ago (checks: 19 May, to be exact) I sent an e-mail to my
> liaison, copied to the MEFA admin address, with corrections/approvals
> for a number of stories that were nominated by Elena Tiriel on the
> last day of nominations. (I couldn't edit the nominations myself as
> that feature was disabled by that point.)
>
> The nominations are still incomplete and I haven't had any reply to my
> e-mail, or one I sent a couple of days earlier to my liaison. I'm sure
> all the admins are very busy and inundated with e-mails right now, so
> I basically wanted to check whether my e-mail had been received, or if
> I needed to send it again.
>
> Most of the stories are drabbles, but at least two stories were
> incorrectly classified as drabbles and need to be reclassified as
> ficlets. I also mentioned that a couple of stories which were
> completed before the true drabble/ficlet/drabble series distinction
> was made are classified as drabbles but are drabble series or ficlets.
>
> Do I need to do anything else to help you approve these nominations?
> I'd really appreciate knowing what's happening
>
> Cheers, Liz
>
>
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Msg# 4405

Re: attn MEFA Admins - incomplete nominations - help please Posted by Marta Layton May 24, 2005 - 15:39:01 Topic ID# 4400
Ainae, if you'd like I will process these nominations if you can give
me the permission. Forward me the emails and the appropriate login
information (or assign Tanaqui to me) and I'll handle it.

Or you can handle it yourself, whichever is easier.

Marta
*****
On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Msg# 4406

Re: Fixes for some of the nominations (bad links and stuff) Posted by Marta Layton May 24, 2005 - 15:47:50 Topic ID# 4399
On 24 May 2005, at 16:27, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

> Can you give me titles?† I can't search by ID#, otherwise I'd be glad
> to fix
> them.† Thanks.
>
<snip>
> > #353 - Summary is incorrect.† It says Aragorn and Aragorn,
> > while it should say Aragorn and Arwen.† (The story says
> > Aragorn and Arwen)
> >

"Binding" by F_waith

> >
> > #645 - The title has a typo.† (It's wrong in the listing,
> > right on the story, so it wasn't the author doing it on purpose)
> >

"Love Me and Despair" by Edoraslass

> >
> > #864 - Sworn Brothers, bad link.† (It has http:// in there twice)
> >

sworn brothers by elfqueen

> >
> > #1155 - There are odd characters in the summary.† (like ASCII
> > number codes for apostrophes and such)
> >

"Birthday's Eve" by Theresa Green

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Msg# 4407

Re: Fixes for some of the nominations (bad links and stuff) Posted by Larian Elensar May 24, 2005 - 15:52:09 Topic ID# 4399
Ooh...I thought nomination numbers would be easier...

#353 - Binding by f_waith. Summary is incorrect. It says Aragorn and Aragorn,
while it should say Aragorn and Arwen. (The story says Aragorn and Arwen)


#645 - Love Me and Dispair by Edoraslass. (Should be Despair) The title has a
typo. (It's wrong in the listing, right on the story, so it wasn't the author
doing it on purpose)


#864 - Sworn Brothers by elfqueen2003, bad link. (It has http:// in there
twice)


#1155 - Birthday's Eve by Theresa Green - There are odd characters in the
summary. (like ASCII number codes for apostrophes and such)


--- Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Can you give me titles? I can't search by ID#, otherwise I'd be glad to fix
> them. Thanks.
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
> MEFA Admin and Founder
>
> "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# 4408

Outstanding nomination Posted by Leaward May 24, 2005 - 16:02:02 Topic ID# 4408
I have a single nomination that is still waiting to be completed and
since it closes tomorrow I figured I'd make another last ditch call
here -- there I know several have gone out already here.



WERELEMUR's email is bouncing and her last LiveJournal says her
computer crashed in mid-April and she was posting from the library.
I've left notices on her LJ's and I've emailed her as recently as this
morning -- it's still bouncing. I've left messages on some of her
friends LJ's from the LJ flist who comment on her journal, but to no
avail.

Does anyone here know how I can get in touch with her? If it's not
finished by tomorrow, the nomination will have to be withdrawn and I'd
hate to see that happen.

I posted this earlier in the week on OSA as well ... and I will post
on SoA now too ... but if you know her, drop me a line.

Lea

Msg# 4409

Re: attn MEFA Admins - incomplete nominations - help please Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 24, 2005 - 16:08:25 Topic ID# 4400
Thanks, Marta. I took care of it and now a whole lot more stories are ready
to be subcategorized.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

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> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] attn MEFA Admins - incomplete
> nominations - help please
>
> Ainae, if you'd like I will process these nominations if you
> can give me the permission. Forward me the emails and the
> appropriate login information (or assign Tanaqui to me) and
> I'll handle it.
>
> Or you can handle it yourself, whichever is easier.
>
> Marta
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Msg# 4410

Re: attn MEFA Admins - incomplete nominations - help please Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 24, 2005 - 16:09:46 Topic ID# 4400
Thanks, Marta. I took care of it and now a whole lot more stories are ready
to be subcategorized.

--Ainaechoiriel
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> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] attn MEFA Admins - incomplete
> nominations - help please
>
> Ainae, if you'd like I will process these nominations if you
> can give me the permission. Forward me the emails and the
> appropriate login information (or assign Tanaqui to me) and
> I'll handle it.
>
> Or you can handle it yourself, whichever is easier.
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Msg# 4411

Re: Fixes for some of the nominations (bad links and stuff) Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 24, 2005 - 16:11:17 Topic ID# 4399
> > > #1155 - There are odd characters in the summary.† (like ASCII >
> > number codes for apostrophes and such) >
>
> "Birthday's Eve" by Theresa Green

Turns out this one's a duplicate anyway. The rest are done.

--Ainaechoiriel
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Msg# 4412

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com May 24, 2005 - 16:15:30 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

New Graduated Category: Gondor. These are the only
nominations for Awards Titles. 1st: The Osgiliath Award;
2nd: The Minas Tirith Award; 3rd: The Dol Amroth Award. Do
you approve?

o Yes
o No (if so I better think of some other nominations real quick!)
o No, opinion


To vote, please visit the following web page:
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Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

Msg# 4413

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com May 24, 2005 - 16:19:01 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

New Graduated Category: Rohan. These are the only
nominations for the Awards Titles: 1st: The Edoras Award;
2nd: The Helm's Deep Award; 3rd: The Dunharrow Award. Do
you approve?

o Yes
o No (If so, I'd better think of some new ones real quick!)
o No opinion


To vote, please visit the following web page:
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Thanks!

Msg# 4414

New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com May 24, 2005 - 16:24:56 Topic ID# 3
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
MEFAwards group:

New Graduated Category: Books/Time: Gap-Filler. Please
choose three titles OR one set below.

o The Amazing Grace Award
o The Gap of Rohan Award
o The Crack of Doom Award
o The Pit of Utumno Award
o The Black Chasm of Moria Award
o The Deeping-coomb Award
o The Khazad-Dum Award
o The Uttermost Foundations of Stone Award
o The Gap of Maglor award
o The Calacirya Award
o The Shadowy Isles Award
o The Misty Mountains Award
o The Fortnight on the Way Award, The Wonder of the Shire for Sixty Years Award, The Into the Lone-lands Award (for the gaps between the books)
o 1st: The "Crossing the Ice" Award; 2nd: The "Journey Through Hollin" Award; 3rd: The "A Short Rest" Award (3 common gapfillers in the three books)


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Msg# 4415

Re: Fixes for some of the nominations (bad links and stuff) Posted by Marta Layton May 24, 2005 - 16:25:13 Topic ID# 4399
On 24 May 2005, at 17:08, Ainaechoiriel wrote:

>
> > >† > #1155 - There are odd characters in the summary.† (like ASCII†
> >
> > > number codes for apostrophes and such)† >
> >
> > "Birthday's Eve" by Theresa Green
>
> Turns out this one's a duplicate anyway.† The rest are done.
>

Thanks, I appreciate it.

And I will look for those other stories now waiting to be categorized,
and try to work on them later -- but now Plato calls. Summer school
started today, and I have reading assignments. So I'm closing down my
email for a few hours and will answer any new emails when I get back.

Marta
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Msg# 4416

Re: attn MEFA Admins - incomplete nominations - help please Posted by Liz May 24, 2005 - 16:33:48 Topic ID# 4400
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
wrote:
> Thanks, Marta. I took care of it and now a whole lot more stories
are ready
> to be subcategorized.
>
> --Ainaechoiriel
> MEFA Admin and Founder

Thank you Ainae - those look great, and I appreciate it was a lot of
effort to make all the changes I asked for so my stories were
categorised the way I wanted them.

I hope everything is OK with Karri, as I've not seen her onlist for a
while and haven't had a reply to either of my recent e-mails to her.
(That was why I copied you in and put a note that I wasn't sure if she
was around.)

If anyone who knows her outside this list could let me know she's OK,
I'd appreciate it, as she was very helpful to me earlier in the MEFA
nominations process.

Thanks, Liz

Msg# 4417

Anyone know these authors? Posted by Laura May 24, 2005 - 17:43:17 Topic ID# 4417
Hey guys,

Just as a warning, I'm double posting this email to both the staff list and the awards list. If you're a member of both, don't be surprised to see this email twice.

Anyway, I'm having trouble locating three authors on my liason list, so I was wondering if anyone out there was better acquainted with them than I was. The three in question are:

Aramel
Gayalondiel
Saeriel

Now, I was able to contact Aramel early on in the nomination season for one story, but there have since been 5 more stories crop up and for some reason I can't get back in touch. Gayalondiel and Saeriel I haven't heard from at all. I don't *think* it's my junk mail filter, but I could be wrong. Anyone IM or email these people frequently? I'd appreciate any help you could offer!

Cheers and thanks!
Thundera Tiger


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Msg# 4418

Re: New poll for MEFAwards Posted by Marta Layton May 24, 2005 - 18:25:20 Topic ID# 3
>
> Enter your vote today!† A new poll has been created for the
> MEFAwards group:
>
> New Graduated Category: Books/Time: Gap-Filler.† Please
> choose three titles OR one set below.
>
> <snip>
> † o The Black Chasm of Moria Award
> † o The Khazad-Dum Award

These two are really the same place, and I think they will split the
vote artificially. Maybe when it comes time to decide which names to
use, we can count the votes for these two choices together, and if
applicable use the higher-scoring award.

Let's say, for example, that Gap of Rohan gets 25 votes, Crack of Doom
22, Pit of Utumno gets 21 votes, Black Chasm of Moria gets 10 and
Khazad-dum gets 14. (Assume all the rest get less than twenty votes).
Then of the ones I'm listing, the ranking is:

1. Gap of Rohan 25
2. Crack of Doom 22
3. Pit of Utumno 21
4. Khazad-dum 14
5. Black Chasm of Moria 10

(so 1st = Gap of Rohan, 2nd = Crack of Doom, 3rd = Pit of Utumno)

But really, since Khazad-dum and Black Chasm of Moria split the votes
for that one, the votes *should* be:

1. Gap of Rohan 25
2. Khazad-dum/Black Chasm of Moria 24
3. Crack of Doom 22
4. Pit of Utumno 21

According to my suggestion, the awards would then be 1st = Gap of
Rohan, 2nd = Khazad-dum OR Black Chasm of Moria, 3rd = Crack of Doom.
Because Khazad-dum had 14 votes and Black Chasm of Moria had 10. So
second place, should be Khazad-dum in this scenario.

I think this will better reflect the intentions of the voters.

Just a thought,
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Msg# 4419

Re: New poll for MEFAwards Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 24, 2005 - 18:44:18 Topic ID# 3
Hi Marta : )

They aren't the same place though - The Black Chasm of Moria is what Gandalf actually falls into, it's a place *in* Khazad-Dum, like the Bridge, or Balin's tomb. Khazad-Dum is all of Moria, the Chasm is that little part of it.

And even if that is being too pedantic, still it is the *sound* of the title of the Award that folks will vote for I think. They aren't voting for a location, they are voting for the actual name that they like, whatever one (if either) sounds best to them and fits the theme. If they like the sound of The Black Chasm of Moria Award they will vote for it, if they like the sound of The Khazad-Dum Award they will vote for that.

Just my opinion : )

Hugs,

Mari
>>
>> <snip>
>> †† o The Black Chasm of Moria Award
>> †† o The Khazad-Dum Award
>
>These two are really the same place, and I think they will split the
>vote artificially. Maybe when it comes time to decide which names to
>use, we can count the votes for these two choices together, and if
>applicable use the higher-scoring award.
>
>Let's say, for example, that Gap of Rohan gets 25 votes, Crack of Doom
>22, Pit of Utumno gets 21 votes, Black Chasm of Moria gets 10 and
>Khazad-dum gets 14. (Assume all the rest get less than twenty votes).
>Then of the ones I'm listing, the ranking is:
>
>1. Gap of Rohan 25
>2. Crack of Doom 22
>3. Pit of Utumno 21
>4. Khazad-dum 14
>5. Black Chasm of Moria 10
>
>(so 1st = Gap of Rohan, 2nd = Crack of Doom, 3rd = Pit of Utumno)
>
>But really, since Khazad-dum and Black Chasm of Moria split the votes
>for that one, the votes *should* be:
>
>1. Gap of Rohan 25
>2. Khazad-dum/Black Chasm of Moria 24
>3. Crack of Doom 22
>4. Pit of Utumno 21
>
>According to my suggestion, the awards would then be 1st = Gap of
>Rohan, 2nd = Khazad-dum OR Black Chasm of Moria, 3rd = Crack of Doom.
>Because Khazad-dum had 14 votes and Black Chasm of Moria had 10. So
>second place, should be Khazad-dum in this scenario.
>
>I think this will better reflect the intentions of the voters.
>
>Just a thought,
>Marta
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Msg# 4420

Re: Anyone know these authors? Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 24, 2005 - 18:58:18 Topic ID# 4417
Hi Laura,

I know Gayalondiel, and have seen that she has commented on a couple of LJ's recently though she hasn't posted anything on her own since 11th May. I commented on a comment that she had made to someone, and in it I let her know that she needed to respond to complete her nominations - that was over a week ago I think.

I also sent her an e-mail about it a good two weeks ago, but she has not answered.

I will send her another, but it seems to me that she is not interested in participating, but if that were the case she could let someone know...Maybe she has something going on in RL that is keeping her from fandom stuff.

I will send her another e-mail right now : )

Hugs,

Mari

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>Anyway, I'm having trouble locating three authors on my liason list, so I was wondering if anyone out there was better acquainted with them than I was. The three in question are:
>
>Aramel
>Gayalondiel
>Saeriel
>
>Now, I was able to contact Aramel early on in the nomination season for one story, but there have since been 5 more stories crop up and for some reason I can't get back in touch. Gayalondiel and Saeriel I haven't heard from at all. I don't *think* it's my junk mail filter, but I could be wrong. Anyone IM or email these people frequently? I'd appreciate any help you could offer!
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Msg# 4421

Re: New poll for MEFAwards Posted by Elena Tiriel May 24, 2005 - 18:59:03 Topic ID# 3
Marta,

I'm not sure I agree with you -- to me, what's important is the *name*, not
the *place*, since we are naming award categories... I personally will vote
for three names that I think are clever and will work well together...

- Barbara

>From: Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com>
>
> >
> > Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
> > MEFAwards group:
> >
> > New Graduated Category: Books/Time: Gap-Filler. Please
> > choose three titles OR one set below.
> >
> > <snip>
> > o The Black Chasm of Moria Award
> > o The Khazad-Dum Award
>
>These two are really the same place, and I think they will split the
>vote artificially. Maybe when it comes time to decide which names to
>use, we can count the votes for these two choices together, and if
>applicable use the higher-scoring award.
>
>Let's say, for example, that Gap of Rohan gets 25 votes, Crack of Doom
>22, Pit of Utumno gets 21 votes, Black Chasm of Moria gets 10 and
>Khazad-dum gets 14. (Assume all the rest get less than twenty votes).
>Then of the ones I'm listing, the ranking is:
>
>1. Gap of Rohan 25
>2. Crack of Doom 22
>3. Pit of Utumno 21
>4. Khazad-dum 14
>5. Black Chasm of Moria 10
>
>(so 1st = Gap of Rohan, 2nd = Crack of Doom, 3rd = Pit of Utumno)
>
>But really, since Khazad-dum and Black Chasm of Moria split the votes
>for that one, the votes *should* be:
>
>1. Gap of Rohan 25
>2. Khazad-dum/Black Chasm of Moria 24
>3. Crack of Doom 22
>4. Pit of Utumno 21
>
>According to my suggestion, the awards would then be 1st = Gap of
>Rohan, 2nd = Khazad-dum OR Black Chasm of Moria, 3rd = Crack of Doom.
>Because Khazad-dum had 14 votes and Black Chasm of Moria had 10. So
>second place, should be Khazad-dum in this scenario.
>
>I think this will better reflect the intentions of the voters.
>
>Just a thought,
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Msg# 4422

Re: New poll for MEFAwards Posted by Marta Layton May 24, 2005 - 21:12:28 Topic ID# 3
Hi Mari and Elena,

Thank you for the clearing up. I clearly am thinking about awards
different from most members -- I choose what I consider the most
appropriate to the category. Not to put down those of you who choose
any other way.

And thanks for pushing me to learn more canon. Learn a Tolkien factlet
every day and you'll be a happier person, I'm convinced. At least a
more accurate writer ;-) I really did not realise there was a
distinction.

As for the names, I think it's so ironic that thais is all coming out
in a question about dwarven homelands. Every time I read "Khazad
ai-menu!" I sit up a little straighter. Khuzdul, what we know of it, is
just such a powerful language.

Anyway, I think you two are right. So I withdraw my idea.

Marta
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Msg# 4423

Re: New poll for MEFAwards Posted by Elena Tiriel May 24, 2005 - 21:51:27 Topic ID# 3
Hi Marta!

>From: Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com>
>Hi Mari and Elena,
>
>Thank you for the clearing up. I clearly am thinking about awards
>different from most members -- I choose what I consider the most
>appropriate to the category.

Oh, I agree absolutely! It's just that the "Gap-filler" category is so
non-specific to place or time... so I like names of geographical features
that you can drop "things" into and lose them ... You know, "things" like
wizards, rings, story-lines, etc.... ;-D

>As for the names, I think it's so ironic that thais is all coming out
>in a question about dwarven homelands. Every time I read "Khazad
>ai-menu!" I sit up a little straighter. Khuzdul, what we know of it, is
>just such a powerful language.

Yes! I wish Tolkien had given us more info on it...

>Anyway, I think you two are right. So I withdraw my idea.
>
>Marta

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Msg# 4424

Re: New poll for MEFAwards Posted by Marta Layton May 24, 2005 - 22:09:59 Topic ID# 3
On 24 May 2005, at 22:50, Elena Tiriel wrote:

> Hi Marta!
>
> >From: Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com>
> >Hi Mari and Elena,
> >
> >Thank you for the clearing up. I clearly am thinking about awards
> >different from most members -- I choose what I consider the most
> >appropriate to the category.
>
> Oh, I agree absolutely!† It's just that the "Gap-filler" category is
> so
> non-specific to place or time... so I like names of geographical
> features
> that you can drop "things" into and lose them ... You know, "things"
> like
> wizards, rings, story-lines, etc.... ;-D
>

*snork* Oh, dear, I now have the mental image of the Bob the Balrog
holding Gandalf over the chasm, grasping him by the hood of his cape
pinched between two fingers, then dropping him and saying "oops". I had
never thought of the Khazad-dum sequence in quite that way.

> >As for the names, I think it's so ironic that thais is all coming out
> >in a question about dwarven homelands. Every time I read "Khazad
> >ai-menu!" I sit up a little straighter. Khuzdul, what we know of it,
> is
> >just such a powerful language.
>
> Yes!† I wish Tolkien had given us more info on it...
>

I'm glad I'm not the only one. Besides the power of the language, I
think dwarves have the potential to be extremely sexy and Khuzdul is a
part of that feeling. (Somehow I imagine Khuzdul as being very deep and
sonorous, and so romantic, when it isn't a warcry.)

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Msg# 4425

Re: attn MEFA Admins - incomplete nominations - help please Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 24, 2005 - 22:29:20 Topic ID# 4400
I haven't "seen" her around of late, either.

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> [mailto:MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Liz
> Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 4:34 PM
> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MEFAwards] Re: attn MEFA Admins - incomplete
> nominations - help please
>
> --- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "Ainaechoiriel" <mefaadmin@e...>
> wrote:
> > Thanks, Marta. I took care of it and now a whole lot more stories
> are ready
> > to be subcategorized.
> >
> > --Ainaechoiriel
> > MEFA Admin and Founder
>
> Thank you Ainae - those look great, and I appreciate it was a
> lot of effort to make all the changes I asked for so my
> stories were categorised the way I wanted them.
>
> I hope everything is OK with Karri, as I've not seen her
> onlist for a while and haven't had a reply to either of my
> recent e-mails to her.
> (That was why I copied you in and put a note that I wasn't
> sure if she was around.)
>
> If anyone who knows her outside this list could let me know
> she's OK, I'd appreciate it, as she was very helpful to me
> earlier in the MEFA nominations process.
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Msg# 4426

Re: Anyone know these authors? Posted by Frodo Baggins May 24, 2005 - 23:02:49 Topic ID# 4417
I know Gayalondiel has an LJ. You might try there. I'll ask one of my
friends that is on her flist if she can get ahold of her for you.

>From: "Laura" <thunderalaura@juno.com>
>Reply-To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>To: MEFAStaff@yahoogroups.com, MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [MEFAwards] Anyone know these authors?
>Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 22:41:09 GMT
>
>
>Hey guys,
>
>Just as a warning, I'm double posting this email to both the staff list and
>the awards list. If you're a member of both, don't be surprised to see this
>email twice.
>
>Anyway, I'm having trouble locating three authors on my liason list, so I
>was wondering if anyone out there was better acquainted with them than I
>was. The three in question are:
>
>Aramel
>Gayalondiel
>Saeriel
>
>Now, I was able to contact Aramel early on in the nomination season for one
>story, but there have since been 5 more stories crop up and for some reason
>I can't get back in touch. Gayalondiel and Saeriel I haven't heard from at
>all. I don't *think* it's my junk mail filter, but I could be wrong. Anyone
>IM or email these people frequently? I'd appreciate any help you could
>offer!
>
>Cheers and thanks!
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Msg# 4427

Re: attn MEFA Admins - incomplete nominations - help please Posted by sulriel May 25, 2005 - 8:08:44 Topic ID# 4400
I notice that three nominations / two authors / that I nominated are
still incomplete.

BarrowWight and Jastaelf.

I've emailed with both of them and know they are pleased and excited
about the nominations and both told me they approved their
nominations, and are expecting to be included in the reviews and
awards.

I spoke with BarrowWight on the phone a few minutes ago and he said he
would try again to reply to the nomination email, formmally accepting
his nominations.

Is there anything else I can do to help in the process??

Sulriel

Msg# 4428

Two more correction requests & a volunteer offer Posted by f\_waith May 25, 2005 - 11:30:59 Topic ID# 4428
First things first: Thank you very much to those who nominated my
works. I was touched and pleased to know that they were read and
enjoyed. Also, thanks to Larian for spotting the error in the summary
for "Binding" -- I missed that when I approved the nomination, durr! -
- and to Ainaechoiriel for correcting it.

There is one small error left in the summary for "The Hour of our
Meeting", which describes the first meeting of Gildor (not Lindir)
and Bilbo. Also, I'm not sure that the suggested sub-category
of "drabble" is appropriate since it is a double drabble of 200 words.

More importantly, I would like to request that my author name in the
database be changed to Forodwaith since that's the pseud all my
Tolkien fanfiction is posted under ("f_waith" is just an email
alias). I have no idea how hard or easy this may be as I don't know
anything about the database structure, but if it is at all possible I
would be very grateful.

And lastly: if you are still looking for categorizers, Ainaechoiriel,
I would like to volunteer. Please let me know at
thenorthland@gmail.com.

Thanks again to all the MEFA members,

Forodwaith

Msg# 4429

Checking In... Posted by Sharon Henderson May 25, 2005 - 18:01:55 Topic ID# 4429
I am indeed pleased as anything, and I apologize for
dropping off the earth like I did.... :-(

The last couple weeks have been insane--we've had
workmen all over the house NOT completing work, which
messed up a very important event--my son's party
following his graduation from University, which is
pretty cool even before you consider he is
autistic!--and then the first anniversary of my
mother's passing occurred and work has been insane
and, and, and....

I am really, really sorry, y'all! I got a note today
from Layward (I think I mis-spelled that...) and gave
her permission to approve the nominations Sulriel and
Ainae were kind enough to make of my stories. Thanks
VERY much, and I look forward to being far more active
in the reviewing process this year! There are SO many
good stories....

Jasta,
Exhausted but Happy
--- Sulriel wrote:

> I notice that three nominations / two authors / that
> I nominated are still incomplete.
>
> BarrowWight and Jastaelf.
>
> I've emailed with both of them and know they are
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> told me they approved their nominations, and are
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Msg# 4430

Re: Two more correction requests & a volunteer offer Posted by Marta May 25, 2005 - 20:18:42 Topic ID# 4428
--- In MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com, "f_waith" <f_waith@y...> wrote:
> First things first: Thank you very much to those who nominated my
> works. I was touched and pleased to know that they were read and
> enjoyed. Also, thanks to Larian for spotting the error in the summary
> for "Binding" -- I missed that when I approved the nomination, durr! -
> - and to Ainaechoiriel for correcting it.
>

As one of the people who nominated your stories, you're welcome.
Thanks for working with us to get all the information correct.

> There is one small error left in the summary for "The Hour of our
> Meeting", which describes the first meeting of Gildor (not Lindir)
> and Bilbo.

Fixed.

> Also, I'm not sure that the suggested sub-category
> of "drabble" is appropriate since it is a double drabble of 200 words.
>

It's not. A drabble for our purposes is exactly 100 words. I've
changed the description to a ficlet, which is a short piece but longer
than 100 words. Most double drabbles, triple drabbles, or other
variation carry this label.

> More importantly, I would like to request that my author name in the
> database be changed to Forodwaith since that's the pseud all my
> Tolkien fanfiction is posted under ("f_waith" is just an email
> alias). I have no idea how hard or easy this may be as I don't know
> anything about the database structure, but if it is at all possible I
> would be very grateful.
>

Done! You should be displayed as Forodwaith now.

> And lastly: if you are still looking for categorizers, Ainaechoiriel,
> I would like to volunteer. Please let me know at
> thenorthland@g...
>

I'll have to let Ainae answer that one. I know we have people
categorising all the stories, but she may be have something she could
use your help with. At the very least, we'll be posting ballots to
this list in the reasonably near future, and we'd love your help
checking them.

Marta

Msg# 4431

Re: Two more correction requests & a volunteer offer Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 26, 2005 - 11:01:03 Topic ID# 4428
>
> Done! You should be displayed as Forodwaith now.
>
> > And lastly: if you are still looking for categorizers,
> Ainaechoiriel,
> > I would like to volunteer. Please let me know at thenorthland@g...
> >
>
> I'll have to let Ainae answer that one. I know we have people
> categorising all the stories, but she may be have something
> she could use your help with. At the very least, we'll be
> posting ballots to this list in the reasonably near future,
> and we'd love your help checking them.

Right now, what we might need are emergency categorizers. We need to have
all thse categories sorted out by tomorrow afternoon. Most categorizers
have taken on their assigned categories with gust. Others I haven't heard
from, and since I'm going out of town this weekend with little to no
internet activity, I'm trying not to panic. ;-)

So, if anyone is available to jump in and rescue a categorizer who needs
help, and can categorizer VERY quickly, let me know.

--Ainaechoiriel
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Msg# 4432

Re: Two more correction requests & a volunteer offer Posted by aelfwina@cableone.net May 26, 2005 - 11:36:47 Topic ID# 4428
I am put in to be a categorizer, but I have not yet heard what it is I'm supposed to do or how to do it.
If I was emailed, I didn't get it, and it's not in my spam filter.
I just need someone to point me in the right direction.
Dreamflower
(Barbara)
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To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:56 AM
Subject: RE: [MEFAwards] Re: Two more correction requests & a volunteer offer



>
> Done! You should be displayed as Forodwaith now.
>
> > And lastly: if you are still looking for categorizers,
> Ainaechoiriel,
> > I would like to volunteer. Please let me know at thenorthland@g...
> >
>
> I'll have to let Ainae answer that one. I know we have people
> categorising all the stories, but she may be have something
> she could use your help with. At the very least, we'll be
> posting ballots to this list in the reasonably near future,
> and we'd love your help checking them.

Right now, what we might need are emergency categorizers. We need to have
all thse categories sorted out by tomorrow afternoon. Most categorizers
have taken on their assigned categories with gust. Others I haven't heard
from, and since I'm going out of town this weekend with little to no
internet activity, I'm trying not to panic. ;-)

So, if anyone is available to jump in and rescue a categorizer who needs
help, and can categorizer VERY quickly, let me know.

--Ainaechoiriel
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Msg# 4433

Test Post - Posted by Novedhelion May 26, 2005 - 12:58:42 Topic ID# 4433
This is a test post...for some reason the admin is not showing me as a
member, even though I show myself as one! Anyway, I hope this works!

Thanks
Novedhelion

Msg# 4434

OT: Invitation to The Big Anonymous Fanfiction Tales Awards Posted by alto May 26, 2005 - 15:29:24 Topic ID# 4434
Welcome to The Big Anonymous Fanfiction Tales Awards (Baftas) which
are running for the first time in the Tolkien fandom.

Nominations will open on June 1st 2005 at
http://www.livejournal.com/community/baftas/

These awards are quality based and all fiction, art or poetry
nominated will go through a rigorous voting process. Nominating and
voting is run by all who wish to participate through filling in
nomination and voting forms.

We work under strict rules to ensure fairness and quality and have
taken as thorough measures as we can to discourage all kinds of
cheating.

Please have a look before dismissing us.

Kind Regards,

Admin Anonymous

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Msg# 4435

Re: OT: Invitation to The Big Anonymous Fanfiction Tales Awards Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 26, 2005 - 18:27:14 Topic ID# 4434
It's okay to post a message like this but not if it's the only reason you
joined. Also, you might want to reword it. "Welcome to" makes it sound
like we already joined up.

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> Fanfiction Tales Awards
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> Welcome to The Big Anonymous Fanfiction Tales Awards (Baftas)
> which are running for the first time in the Tolkien fandom.
>
> Nominations will open on June 1st 2005 at
> http://www.livejournal.com/community/baftas/
>
> These awards are quality based and all fiction, art or poetry
> nominated will go through a rigorous voting process.
> Nominating and voting is run by all who wish to participate
> through filling in nomination and voting forms.
>
> We work under strict rules to ensure fairness and quality and
> have taken as thorough measures as we can to discourage all
> kinds of cheating.
>
> Please have a look before dismissing us.
>
> Kind Regards,
>
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Msg# 4436

Search by ID number coming Posted by Anthony Holder May 26, 2005 - 22:05:09 Topic ID# 4436
It's been asked for this a couple of times, so...

On four pages (usersBrowse, storiesBrowse, and two that the staff are
using to assign categories), I have added the ability to search by
story ID.

To search by ID, enter the ID number followed by a '#' character.

e.g., to search for story 435, enter '435#' into the search field.

These changes will go into effect when Ainae uploads them.

Later,
Anthony

Msg# 4437

Check Ballot Season Extended Posted by Marta Layton May 26, 2005 - 23:45:10 Topic ID# 4437
Since Ainae is going on a retreat this weekend and several of the
categorizers have had various RL things come up that have delayed our
finishing the ballots, we decided to push back the end of Check Ballot
Season. We'll try out best to have drabbles finished by *next* weekend,
not this Tuesday (May 31) as would have originally been the case.

What does this mean for you? You can still read and review stories. As
a matter of fact we encourage it; we won't be extending reading season
to compensate for the longer-than-expected check ballot season. So you
still have to have all your reviewing done by the same day.

Remember that you still can't vote for authors until we finalize these
categories because those votes are category-dependent. That means if
the same author has stories in Elves, Humor, and Silmarillion and you
want to do author votes that will count in all three categories, you
have to enter the vote under each category. So it's not possible to
vote for authors until the categories have been finalized. But by all
means, jot down your authors votes in a word processor file, and
copy-and-paste them at some later date.

Anyway, thanks for your patience. We really are trying to get this done
on time, but we thought it's better to take a little extra time and get
things done right.

Categorisers, we want to get all categories finalized by this weekend.
If you need help, just ask! Some of us (like Forodwaith) are willing to
help if needed.

Marta
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Msg# 4438

Re: Two more correction requests & a volunteer offer Posted by f\_waith May 27, 2005 - 15:40:10 Topic ID# 4428
Marta, thank you for fixing those minor details so quickly! I feel much
more "myself" now that the name on the stories says Forodwaith. <g>

> So, if anyone is available to jump in and rescue a categorizer who
needs
> help, and can categorizer VERY quickly, let me know.

Ack! Unfortunately, because of family issues, I can't guarantee the
ability to do *anything* very quickly these days. If there are any
other volunteer roles open with a longer deadline, I would be happy to
pitch in.

Any of the organizers should feel free to email me (thenorthland at
gmail dot com is the best address to use, as it's the account I check
most often).

Forodwaith

Msg# 4439

Odd question Posted by dwimmer\_laik May 27, 2005 - 22:46:14 Topic ID# 4439
I recall that last year, having paragraph breaks in a review messed up
the character count, and so we made sure we didn't include any.

Is that still a problem this year? I'm just thinking it would be
easier on the eye to break up some of those 9 and 10 pointers,
provided it won't mess up the count.

Dwim

Msg# 4440

can anyone... Posted by Naresha May 27, 2005 - 22:58:37 Topic ID# 4440
...tell me how to set Outlook Express to NOT
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Msg# 4441

OT: Looking for a fic, think Marta wrote it? Posted by Larian May 28, 2005 - 0:32:46 Topic ID# 4441
Marta,

A new member of Laf posted that she was looking for a fic titled 'Lady
of Gondor'

Isn't that yours?

If so, where is it and I can send her a link...

Msg# 4442

Odd question Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 28, 2005 - 4:23:58 Topic ID# 4439
I'm really not sure. I'll check into it when I'm back from retreat.

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> Subject: [MEFAwards] Odd question
>
> I recall that last year, having paragraph breaks in a review messed up
> the character count, and so we made sure we didn't include any.
>
> Is that still a problem this year? I'm just thinking it would be
> easier on the eye to break up some of those 9 and 10 pointers,
> provided it won't mess up the count.
>
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Msg# 4443

Re: Odd question Posted by Larian Elensar May 28, 2005 - 14:21:26 Topic ID# 4439
I think that was because we were putting it into excel. That's not necessary
this year. When I was putting my reviews in, (I put them in as tentative) once
I clicked save, it gave me the character and point count right away. I just
tested it on a few reviews by putting it into Word and checking the count, and
they matched. The only reason those line breaks messed things up is because
when they were present, all the data wouldn't fit into the proper excel cell.

I don't think it's an issue this year.


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> > To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [MEFAwards] Odd question
> >
> > I recall that last year, having paragraph breaks in a review messed up
> > the character count, and so we made sure we didn't include any.
> >
> > Is that still a problem this year? I'm just thinking it would be
> > easier on the eye to break up some of those 9 and 10 pointers,
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Msg# 4445

my previous message ... Posted by Leaward May 28, 2005 - 20:52:41 Topic ID# 4445
Sorry, posted to the wrong group ... just ignore ...

Msg# 4446

Re: OT: Looking for a fic, think Marta wrote it? Posted by Marta Layton May 28, 2005 - 20:52:57 Topic ID# 4441
On 28 May 2005, at 01:32, Larian wrote:

> Marta,
>
> A new member of Laf posted that she was looking for a fic titled 'Lady
> of Gondor'
>
> Isn't that yours?
>
> If so, where is it and I can send her a link...
>

Hi Larian,

Is this person a member of HASA? If so, she can find it in General, on
the members' side.
http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2471, but
that link won't work unless she's logged in.

I'll try to add it to my personal website ASAP, but right now the
server is doing updates and the file upload isn't working. When it's
back up I'll add a section to
http://www.freewebs.com/aure/multipartstories.htm .

What's LAF? If you like I could upload the story to the files section
there.

I'm hesitant to archive it publicly, because it was the first thing I
wrote and so I don't think it's as good as my more recent pieces. I've
been told it's a very enjoyable read, but since it's so long I'm
reluctant to have people devote that much time to a piece that I don't
consider quite as good as my current stuff. If you think it worthwhile,
though, I'll think about posting it somewhere else publicly.

Marta

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Msg# 4447

Re: OT: Looking for a fic, think Marta wrote it? Posted by Larian Elensar May 28, 2005 - 21:07:35 Topic ID# 4441
Laf is LOTR_Adult_Fiction.

And I don't think she's a member of Hasa.

Could I just give her your email address? (I'd write her privately, of course)

I'll also give her the links you left...


--- Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 28 May 2005, at 01:32, Larian wrote:
>
> > Marta,
> >
> > A new member of Laf posted that she was looking for a fic titled 'Lady
> > of Gondor'
> >
> > Isn't that yours?
> >
> > If so, where is it and I can send her a link...
> >
>
> Hi Larian,
>
> Is this person a member of HASA? If so, she can find it in General, on
> the members' side.
> http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/stories/chapter.cfm?STID=2471, but
> that link won't work unless she's logged in.
>
> I'll try to add it to my personal website ASAP, but right now the
> server is doing updates and the file upload isn't working. When it's
> back up I'll add a section to
> http://www.freewebs.com/aure/multipartstories.htm .
>
> What's LAF? If you like I could upload the story to the files section
> there.
>
> I'm hesitant to archive it publicly, because it was the first thing I
> wrote and so I don't think it's as good as my more recent pieces. I've
> been told it's a very enjoyable read, but since it's so long I'm
> reluctant to have people devote that much time to a piece that I don't
> consider quite as good as my current stuff. If you think it worthwhile,
> though, I'll think about posting it somewhere else publicly.
>
> Marta
>
> *****
> On the other hand, you have different fingers.
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>

Msg# 4448

Re: A question about the Sons of Elrond Posted by Nienna May 28, 2005 - 21:12:31 Topic ID# 4448
Hi!
this is my first post to the group... (I'm a little bit of a wall
flower but I can never resist a question about ME history... it's a lot
like a dangling carrot... I have to bite *giggle*)

Actually Elrond's children ARE peredhil even though they are never
referred to by that name. In actuality Elrond himself is not true 'half
elven' His father Earendil had a mortal father and a elven mother but
his mother Elwing was only 1/4 mortal (Beren and Luthien were her
paternal grandparents) They are both referred to by the Valar as
Peredhil though. The question seems to be more one of heritage than
percentages.

Only the peredhil can make this choice between mortality... so if Arwen
can choose to be mortal she MUST be considered peredhil by default even
though she is never specifically called that. In any case both she and
the twins have the same percentage of mortal blood as their grandmother
Elwing.

Ok... now that I have that out of my system... *grin*

Elf huggles,
Nienna Nir







On May 28, 2005, at 9:51 PM, Leaward wrote:

> For any SoE experts out there ...Nilmandra perhaps?
>
> It was recently pointed out to me that Elladan and Elrohir are not
> Peredhil, that only Elrond and Elros are referred to using that term.
> So how should I refer to them in my fic ... they're not men, they're
> not full elves, but it's getting repetitive/tiring to refer to them
> specifically by name every time.
>
> Any other ideas?†
>
> Lea
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Msg# 4449

Re: OT: Looking for a fic, think Marta wrote it? Posted by Marta Layton May 28, 2005 - 21:14:57 Topic ID# 4441
On 28 May 2005, at 22:07, Larian Elensar wrote:

> Laf is LOTR_Adult_Fiction.
>
> And I don't think she's a member of Hasa.
>
> Could I just give her your email address? (I'd write her privately,
> of course)
>
> I'll also give her the links you left...
>
>

Sure, give her this address. Do you mind replying privately with hers,
so I can make sure my spam filter doesn't cause problems?

Thanks,
Marta
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Msg# 4450

Re: Two more correction requests & a volunteer offer Posted by Marta Layton May 28, 2005 - 21:41:38 Topic ID# 4428
On 27 May 2005, at 16:38, f_waith wrote:

> Marta, thank you for fixing those minor details so quickly! I feel much
> more "myself" now that the name on the stories says Forodwaith. <g>
>

You're welcome. I was aure_enteluva myself at first (that's my Yahoo
ID, but not my name or penname), and so I felt weird myself.

> > So, if anyone is available to jump in and rescue a categorizer who
> needs
> > help, and can categorizer VERY quickly, let me know.
>
> Ack! Unfortunately, because of family issues, I can't guarantee the
> ability to do *anything* very quickly these days.

I understand. Thanks for the offer, though!

> If there are any
> other volunteer roles open with a longer deadline, I would be happy to
> pitch in.
>

In a few days we'll begin posting check ballots to this list. That
means you can help us by looking for errors. Typos, incorrect
information, URL's that point to the wrong story, that kind of thing.
You can help by looking over these and posting if you catch any errors.

In the fall, we may also be looking for people to help with the
counting of votes. The new website does a lot, so I'm not sure how much
help we'll need, but I'm sure we'll need some.

Thanks for offering.

Marta
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Msg# 4451

Re: OT: Looking for a fic, think Marta wrote it? Posted by Larian Elensar May 28, 2005 - 21:58:22 Topic ID# 4441
no problem...will do

--- Marta Layton <melayton@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 28 May 2005, at 22:07, Larian Elensar wrote:
>
> > Laf is LOTR_Adult_Fiction.
> >
> > And I don't think she's a member of Hasa.
> >
> > Could I just give her your email address? (I'd write her privately,
> > of course)
> >
> > I'll also give her the links you left...
> >
> >
>
> Sure, give her this address. Do you mind replying privately with hers,
> so I can make sure my spam filter doesn't cause problems?
>
> Thanks,
> Marta
> *****
> On the other hand, you have different fingers.
>
>
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>
>

Msg# 4452

Site down? Posted by Larian May 30, 2005 - 11:47:42 Topic ID# 4452
Is anyone else having trouble getting into the site? I haven't been
able to get in since sometime last night.

Msg# 4453

Re: Site down? Posted by Jane Abbott May 30, 2005 - 11:58:30 Topic ID# 4452
Yes, I tried just now and am getting the message "cannot find server." (I
had not attempted to access it since yesterday.)
Branwyn

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Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 11:47 AM
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Subject: [MEFAwards] Site down?


Is anyone else having trouble getting into the site? I haven't been
able to get in since sometime last night.






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Msg# 4454

Re: Site down? Posted by Ann Walker May 30, 2005 - 12:00:01 Topic ID# 4452
I too have been trying unsuccessfully for the past few hours.

Ann

Larian wrote:

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Msg# 4455

Re: Site down? Posted by Calencir May 30, 2005 - 12:02:05 Topic ID# 4452
And I thought it was me!!! I have been having trouble with my computer and DSL so I thought it was me. Any ideas when it will be back up?

Cal

Jane Abbott <janeabbt@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
Yes, I tried just now and am getting the message "cannot find server." (I
had not attempted to access it since yesterday.)
Branwyn

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Of Larian
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 11:47 AM
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Subject: [MEFAwards] Site down?


Is anyone else having trouble getting into the site? I haven't been
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Msg# 4456

Re: Site down? Posted by Larian Elensar May 30, 2005 - 12:12:11 Topic ID# 4452
I seem to remember Ainae saying she was going to be gone for the weekend, so I
imagine it will be back up as soon as she gets home...


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> And I thought it was me!!! I have been having trouble with my computer and
> DSL so I thought it was me. Any ideas when it will be back up?
>
> Cal
>

Msg# 4457

Re: Site down? Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 30, 2005 - 12:23:31 Topic ID# 4452
I have been trying on and off all afternoon to no avail... : (

Mari

>Is anyone else having trouble getting into the site? †I haven't been
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Msg# 4458

Re: Site down? Posted by Marta Layton May 30, 2005 - 13:20:56 Topic ID# 4452
On 30 May 2005, at 12:46, Larian wrote:

> Is anyone else having trouble getting into the site?† I haven't been
> able to get in since sometime last night.
>
>
>

I've also been having trouble. I'm guessing Ainae's computer is down
and she'll get it up as soon as she can.

Marta
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Msg# 4459

MEFA2005 and other gabrielle.sytes.net sites are down. Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 30, 2005 - 20:35:55 Topic ID# 4459
I cam home from my weekend away to find all my computers turned off. When I
turned back on the web server, it wouldn't play nice with the network. It
appears to be the last port in my hub is not working. Great....

Well, I guess I'll try my former router to see if I can use it as a hub.

--Ainaechoiriel
MEFA Admin and Founder

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Msg# 4460

Re: MEFA2005 and other gabrielle.sytes.net sites are down. Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 30, 2005 - 21:49:09 Topic ID# 4459
The sites are back up!

Now it's time to unpack the car.

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Msg# 4461

Dates? Posted by thesinkitty May 30, 2005 - 22:30:04 Topic ID# 4461
What is the last date to nominate a story and the last date to vote on
one?

Msg# 4462

Re: Dates? Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 30, 2005 - 22:50:37 Topic ID# 4461
The last date to nominate was May 15th. The last day to vote is September
30th.

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Msg# 4463

Back and Exhausted Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 30, 2005 - 23:06:39 Topic ID# 4463
Funny how vacations and retreats are for resting and relaxation but you're
exhausted by the time you get back home.

Anyway, it's good to see my kitties again and I can't wait to hear about my
boss's adventures trying to feed the two that hide or what she thought of my
plodactyl Thumbellina. ;-)

I had hoped to get on the internet while I was away as there was WIFI access
there, but my laptop wouldn't cooperate and their wifi was a bit flaky, too.
In the end, I had to call my sister and prioritized one thing I asked her to
do for me remotely. That was about 10:30 pm last night. Apparently,
whatever happened to my computers at home did so at about 11pm. Because my
bedroom clock is flashing 11:53pm right now. So nearly 24 hours ago my
electricity must have cut off. When I got home, 2 of my computers were
booted. Not the web server. That and two others were waiting on someone to
push the power buttons. Then the web server didn't want to work through my
hub. I spent about an hour and a half playing with that and finally, the
hub decided to play nice. So, the site and all my other computers are once
again up and running.

Anyway, though I'm usually a nightbird, I'm too tired to look at the 20
someodd e-mails in MEFAwards or the 55-ish in the Staff group tonight.
Hopefully, I'll have a fairly slow day at work tomorrow and can get a lot of
catching up done.

See ya tomorrow!

--Ainaechoiriel
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Msg# 4464

Re: Back and Exhausted Posted by MarigoldCotton@aol.com May 31, 2005 - 7:21:22 Topic ID# 4463
Welcome back!

Mari

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Sam, in Mordor, RoTK

Msg# 4465

Re: Odd question Posted by Ainaechoiriel May 31, 2005 - 10:13:16 Topic ID# 4439
Yes, I think that's correct. It was Excel that had the problem with
paragraph breaks.

Thanks, Larian

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> To: MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [MEFAwards] Odd question
>
> I think that was because we were putting it into excel.
> That's not necessary this year. When I was putting my
> reviews in, (I put them in as tentative) once I clicked save,
> it gave me the character and point count right away. I just
> tested it on a few reviews by putting it into Word and
> checking the count, and they matched. The only reason those
> line breaks messed things up is because when they were
> present, all the data wouldn't fit into the proper excel cell.
>
> I don't think it's an issue this year.
>
>
> --- Ainaechoiriel <mefaadmin@earthlink.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> > I'm really not sure. I'll check into it when I'm back from retreat.
> >
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> > > Subject: [MEFAwards] Odd question
> > >
> > > I recall that last year, having paragraph breaks in a
> review messed
> > > up the character count, and so we made sure we didn't include any.
> > >
> > > Is that still a problem this year? I'm just thinking it would be
> > > easier on the eye to break up some of those 9 and 10 pointers,
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Msg# 4466

Reading Season Begins, 6/1/2005, 12:00 am Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com May 31, 2005 - 11:57:45 Topic ID# 4466
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Msg# 4467

Re: Reading Season Begins, 6/1/2005, 12:00 am Posted by Marta Layton May 31, 2005 - 12:41:15 Topic ID# 4466
On 31 May 2005, at 12:57, MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com wrote:

>
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> Reading Season Begins
>

Just so people know -- the admins are still trying to nail down
subcategories. We're getting closer, though. Even after we finish that,
we'll still post the ballots to the list and ask you guys to spot
errors.

Go ahead and start reading (and voting!) if you like. You just will
have to wait a little while longer to actually vote for authors. We'll
shorten reading season accordingly, so the rest of the awards will
proceed on schedule.

Marta
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Msg# 4468

Question about votes. Posted by Larian Elensar May 31, 2005 - 12:53:54 Topic ID# 4468
I've been saving all my votes as Draft or Tentative. I know is said that the
draft votes wouldn't be used for final counts, but that tentative would, if
they weren't converted to final votes, but I wondered if it would be okay to
finalize some votes now? I know I won't go back to the stories and re-vote.

I just wanted to ask if we finalized the votes, can the authors see them?
(That's what the site said). Should we *not* finalized the vote until voting
season begins/ends?



Larian

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Msg# 4469

Re: Question about votes. Posted by Marta Layton May 31, 2005 - 14:11:28 Topic ID# 4468
On 31 May 2005, at 13:53, Larian Elensar wrote:

> I've been saving all my votes as Draft or Tentative. I know is said
> that the
> draft votes wouldn't be used for final counts, but that tentative
> would, if
> they weren't converted to final votes, but I wondered if it would be
> okay to
> finalize some votes now?† I know I won't go back to the stories and
> re-vote.
>
> I just wanted to ask if we finalized the votes, can the authors see
> them?
> (That's what the site said).† Should we *not* finalized the vote
> until voting
> season begins/ends?
>

Hi Larian

It's my understanding that even finalised votes aren't visible to
anyone besides admins or the voter until voting season. The difference
between the two types (again, as I understand it) is that final votes
are counted, made visible to other members of the website, and posted
to the Yahoo group at the beginning of voting season or when they're
entered into the website if that's during voting season. Whereas
tentative votes are counted, made visible to other members of the site,
and posted to the Yahoo group at the end of voting season. Clear as
mud? Let me try again, because that is a bit confusing.

As soon as you cast any vote it is visible to you and to the site
admins.

If the vote is "draft"
- it will never be visible to anyone else
- It will also never be counted.

If the vote is "tentative"
- it will be visible to everyone who is a member of the site at the END
of voting season
- it will be counted at the end of voting season
- you can change your vote through the end of voting season.

If your vote is "final" and you cast it before voting season
- it will be visible to everyone at the beginning of voting season
- it will be counted at the beginning of voting season
- you can change it through the beginning of voting season

If your vote is "final" and you cast it during voting season
- it will be visible to everyone as soon as you cast it
- it will be counted as soon as you cast it
- you cannot change your vote

Capische?

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Msg# 4470

Re: Question about votes. Posted by Larian Elensar May 31, 2005 - 15:07:59 Topic ID# 4468
Okay :D That makes perfect sense. Thanks!!



>
> If the vote is "draft"
> - it will never be visible to anyone else
> - It will also never be counted.
>
> If the vote is "tentative"
> - it will be visible to everyone who is a member of the site at the END
> of voting season
> - it will be counted at the end of voting season
> - you can change your vote through the end of voting season.
>
> If your vote is "final" and you cast it before voting season
> - it will be visible to everyone at the beginning of voting season
> - it will be counted at the beginning of voting season
> - you can change it through the beginning of voting season
>
> If your vote is "final" and you cast it during voting season
> - it will be visible to everyone as soon as you cast it
> - it will be counted as soon as you cast it
> - you cannot change your vote
>
> Capische?
>
> Marta
> *****
> On the other hand, you have different fingers.
>
>
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>
>

Msg# 4471

Reading Season Begins, 6/1/2005, 12:00 am Posted by MEFAwards@yahoogroups.com May 31, 2005 - 23:25:30 Topic ID# 4466
Reminder Reminder from the Calendar of MEFAwards
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