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  • 1st Jan, 2009 at 4:16 AM
Happy New Year, flist ♥ Mine was fairly uneventful -- I worked all night and got home just in time to watch the ball drop. Since then I've been perusing hd_hols, i.e. finally getting started on reading and going back through every art piece that was posted because my god, they're fantastic. I swear, all my favourite artists just keep getting better and better. *worships from afar*

My only New Year's resolution for 2009 worth posting here is the most obvious one: finish SKOM. It seems simple, but considering it was also my resolution for 2007 and 2008, it's a lot easier said than done, lol.

I just checked hd_worldcup and most of the new changes sound really neat. I'm not sure how I feel about getting rid of anonymity, though. As someone who joined fandom late, I've always been strongly for anon fests. *shrug* Is anyone for sure signing up?
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OkyDoky
okydoky wrote:
1st Jan, 2009 19:39 (UTC)
*nods* All the art has been amazing, and there have been some real gems of fic as well :)

I'm unsure about the lack of anonymity at hd_worldcup as well, but I think that I may be like you, and I'm just not used to the idea. I'm definitely thinking about it though!

Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
1st Jan, 2009 19:56 (UTC)
Definitely! I've taking it slow, though -- I don't want to get fic burnout too soon. It's funny, because this time last year I was obsessed with hd_hols but I had no idea what it was or who was participating. Now I recognise most of the artists and even a few of the authors.

Yeah, I might just need to take some time to get adjusted to the idea. Hopefully it works -- it's an interesting way to run a big scale fest like the hd_wc.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
1st Jan, 2009 19:56 (UTC)
Definitely! I've taking it slow, though -- I don't want to get fic burnout too soon. It's funny, because this time last year I was obsessed with hd_hols but I had no idea what it was or who was participating. Now I recognise most of the artists and even a few of the authors.

Yeah, I might just need to take some time to get adjusted to the idea. Hopefully it works -- it's an interesting way to run a big scale fest like the hd_wc.
beatnikspinster wrote:
1st Jan, 2009 21:48 (UTC)
The loss of anonymity can go either way for fic. For art, it doesn't make much of a difference, since you can mostly guess people's work by their style alone. I can rarely tell who wrote fic though, and I do enjoy that.

The competition/self-pimp aspect bothers me a bit. I never push for recs or comments. If someone (or some listing) doesn't like a piece enough to comment, then doing it at my prompt is meaningless. And God forbid if I commit a faux-pas during the prime voting time. I'd hate for my work to suffer for my diplomatic incompetence.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
2nd Jan, 2009 04:58 (UTC)
Agreed. Still, I think anonymity does have a small impact on how people view art -- if you go into an art piece not knowing who drew it, I think you're more likely to have an open mind and not view it from a certain perspective. Plus a lot of first time commenters might not recognise the artists :D

I agree with that too. I'm indifferent on the competition, and the comments thing is always iffy. Honestly, the one reason why I enjoyed hd_wc so much is the team aspect. I need a lot of feedback and support when I write, so gift exchange fests are always tough for me. I'd do hd_wc again if only for the chance to do the team thing again.
beatnikspinster wrote:
2nd Jan, 2009 05:26 (UTC)
They are doing teams. The sign up was just posted. I suppose the team aspect would change the competition dynamics a bit.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
2nd Jan, 2009 04:58 (UTC)
Agreed. Still, I think anonymity does have a small impact on how people view art -- if you go into an art piece not knowing who drew it, I think you're more likely to have an open mind and not view it from a certain perspective. Plus a lot of first time commenters might not recognise the artists :D

I agree with that too. I'm indifferent on the competition, and the comments thing is always iffy. Honestly, the one reason why I enjoyed hd_wc so much is the team aspect. I need a lot of feedback and support when I write, so gift exchange fests are always tough for me. I'd do hd_wc again if only for the chance to do the team thing again.
beatnikspinster wrote:
2nd Jan, 2009 05:26 (UTC)
They are doing teams. The sign up was just posted. I suppose the team aspect would change the competition dynamics a bit.
beatnikspinster wrote:
2nd Jan, 2009 05:26 (UTC)
They are doing teams. The sign up was just posted. I suppose the team aspect would change the competition dynamics a bit.
trichinopoly ash
aldehyde wrote:
2nd Jan, 2009 14:52 (UTC)
happy new year :)

i dunno about this whole self-pimping thing they have on hd_worldcup now. i'm all for anon fests.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
3rd Jan, 2009 00:27 (UTC)
Happy new year, Moonal! ♥ And happy (VERY) belated birthday -- I've been in and out of LJ, so I didn't know your birthday was a few days ago until it was too late :( *late birthday hugs*

Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of it. I don't know if it'll do a good job of eliminating unnecessary drama :\
trichinopoly ash
aldehyde wrote:
4th Jan, 2009 04:21 (UTC)
awh thanks for the sweet wishes - they're much appreciated :D *hugs*
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
3rd Jan, 2009 00:27 (UTC)
Happy new year, Moonal! ♥ And happy (VERY) belated birthday -- I've been in and out of LJ, so I didn't know your birthday was a few days ago until it was too late :( *late birthday hugs*

Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of it. I don't know if it'll do a good job of eliminating unnecessary drama :\
trichinopoly ash
aldehyde wrote:
4th Jan, 2009 04:21 (UTC)
awh thanks for the sweet wishes - they're much appreciated :D *hugs*
trichinopoly ash
aldehyde wrote:
4th Jan, 2009 04:21 (UTC)
awh thanks for the sweet wishes - they're much appreciated :D *hugs*
Julia
figs_133 wrote:
5th Jan, 2009 01:57 (UTC)
SKOM SKOM SKOM. <3
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