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Apr. 5th, 2012

Hi shippers!
We just wanted to give you a heads-up; this year, the HSO will not be hosted on Livejournal. 
Here's what you need to know about the HSO 2012:

  • This year, the HSO will run from the beginning of June through mid-August (exact dates TBA), with sign-ups opening in early May. Hopefully this will work better for everyone’s schedule.
  • The HSO will now be located on Dreamwidth! It’s become too troublesome to host it on LJ for a number of reasons. That means you’ll need a Dreamwidth account, so go sign up!
  • This year, we are looking to take on 2-3 new mods. You don’t have to be involved in any admin decisions, don’t worry, we just need a few more hands around the place to help out with things like checking sign-ups and palhoncho-liasing! If you’re interested, please email homestuck.shipping@gmail.com as soon as possible.
  • All future mod announcements will be posted to hso-announce.tumblr.com as well as the Dreamwidth community.

There will be a few more tweaks to the format and rules, but nothing major. We’ll be putting up a new info post that highlights the changes soon!

Your friendly mods,

mimicre and inkpool

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Banners + Party Post!

We are so incredibly proud of every single one of you for taking part in this. You are amazing, beautiful people and we are completely floored at the sheer quality of fanworks produced for this event.
The goal of the HSO has always been to prompt the creation of fanworks; 120 main round entries and 1280 bonus round entries qualifies as success beyond our wildest dreams. In our humble opinion, you all have made this two-month event one of Homestuck fandom's greatest achievements, despite all the last-minute fixes we implemented on the fly.
We love you all, and congratulations on making it through the HSO! Consider this post a party post to celebrate everything you've done.

Banners for various achievements under the cut!Collapse )

There has also been some discussion in the feedback post over whether or not to release voting tallies; in an effort to compromise, we're releasing the top 15 from each round here.

Feedback Post

Hey shippers! The banners and party post will be put up this evening, but we wanted to open up a post for feedback.
How do you think we did? We want to hear everything--what needs improvement, what went well, what changes you wish we'd implemented, everything.
Sample questions for consideration:
  • Was the point system fairly balanced?
  • Were the prompts too specific/not specific enough?
  • Was voting set up in a fair way?
  • Were the team sizes (5-12) reasonable?
  • Was a 2-month event too long/too short?
  • Would fewer prompts and longer creation periods be better--or vice versa?
  • Were we fair and accessible mods?
  • Were the Wank Policy and info post comprehensive and clear enough?
  • Is there anything you'd like to see in a possible HSO 2012?

Anon comments are on and screened! Regular comments are not screened.
edit: jsyk, if you want your anon comment to be unscreened you can say so! there is no obligation to do so, of course.
edit 2: also, ftr, we won't be responding to anything except for fact-checking; we feel it provides a better atmosphere of free exchange if people don't feel like they're going to be expected to defend their position. if there's something you particularly want a response on, feel free to contact us via gmail, tumblr, or PM!

Collab Round Results!

Hey shippers!
The winners of the Collab Round are as follows:
TeamVotesPoints Awarded
John♥Rose♥Dave♥Jade
67
2250
Jade♥Rose
52
2070
Dave♥Jade
48
1890
Kanaya♦Karkat
48
1890
Dave♥Terezi
41
1710
!Ectobiology
39
1530
John♦Vriska
39
1530
Dave♦Terezi
33
1350
John♥Rose
30
1080
Dave♥Rose
26
810
Dave♥John
23
540
Karkat♥Terezi
18
270


Congrats to everyone! We'll be posting the party post with a variety of banners + a feedback post tomorrow, so stay tuned!

REMINDER: collab round voting

This is just a reminder that voting for the collab round is still open! Please go vote if you have not already; turnout has been really disappointing so far and if it doesn't pick up by tomorrow night we are probably going to have to extend the voting period. We would rather not do that! So please spread the word :>

(And as a note--even if you didn't submit anything for the collab round, please don't let that make you feel like you can't vote. We understand that these things happen! Real life intervenes, etc. It does not make you any less a part of the HSO. And also, um, if I haven't made this clear, we really, really need people to vote. A lot.)
Hey shippers!
Collab round voting will be open from now until September 30th OCTOBER 3rd at 11:59PM EST. Before voting, please double-check the masterlist and make sure you have read all the submissions thoroughly.
Speaking of which, Team Ectobiology's Collab Round entry has been updated with the ending! Other entries you may not have seen:
  • VISUAL NOVEL: Between The Woods And Lifeless Lake or How We Spent Our Summer Vacation (John♥Rose)

  • FIC/ART: till human voices wake us, and we drown (Dave♥Rose)

  • FLASH: [S] Jade: Be The Hero (Dave♥Jade)

  • FIC/ART: Option Four (Karkat♥Terezi)

Then, when you have made your decision and are ready to vote, head over to the form.

THE VOTING FORM

Please only vote once, and DO NOT VOTE FOR YOUR OWN TEAM or vote more than once for the same team. There will be a ten-point penalty for anyone who votes incorrectly, so double- and triple-check your form before submitting to make sure it is correct.

All voting incentives from the previous round are still in place!

Your friendly mods,
mimicre and inkpool

Collab Round Entries up!

Hey shippers! Here is the masterlist of all the Collab Round submissions we've received so far, and they look fantastic!
A number of teams have contacted us to say they're going to be turning in things a little later, so we'll update the comm as those entries come in.
Just a reminder: it is absolutely, completely okay if your team hasn't submitted anything yet! We understand that this is a really busy time for everyone, so don't stress too much about the deadline. When/if you send us something, we'll post it as soon as we can.
Your friendly mods,
mimicre and inkpool

Round Three: Results

Hey shippers!
This was another really close round, though participation was even lower than last time; less than 25% of you voted. Hopefully this trend won't continue onto the collab round!
The winners of Round Three are as follows:
TeamVotesPoints Awarded
Jade♥Rose
73
1500
John♥Rose
60
1380
Dave♥Tavros
59
1260
John♦Vriska
39
1140
Dave♥Jade
36
1020
Kanaya♦Karkat
36
1020
Dave♦Terezi
28
900
Karkat♥Sollux
28
900
Dave♥Terezi
24
720
Aradia♥Equius
21
540
Dave♥John
21
540
!Ectobiology
19
360
Equius♦Nepeta
19
360
!Alchemiter
16
180
Aradia♥Sollux
16
180

Congratulations to everyone! Please note that no submissions for bonus rounds 3a and 3b will be accepted for points from now on.

Announcement: New Voting Incentive

Hey shippers!
So, due to extremely low voter turnout, we're instituting a new voting incentive: the first five voters in each team will receive a bonus of 10 points each. This will also be retroactively applied to the 32 votes we've already received, and is on top of the theoretical 30 points we started offering last round.
-mimicre and inkpool

Round Three Voting: Now Open!

Hey, shippers!

Voting for Round 3 is NOW OPEN. Sorry for the delay; I had some trouble with the form.

Before voting, please double-check the masterlist and make sure you have read all the submissions thoroughly.
Then, when you have made your decision and are ready to vote, head over to the form.

THE VOTING FORM

Please only vote once, and DO NOT VOTE FOR YOUR OWN TEAM or vote more than once for the same team. There will be a ten-point penalty for anyone who votes incorrectly, so double- and triple-check your form before submitting to make sure it is correct.

Furthermore, just to be clear: you will be penalized if you vote for a team that did not submit an entry. We realize that the form makes it possible to vote for teams that did not submit something this round; please do not take this as an invitation to do so.

Just like last round, teams in which all or all but one member votes will receive 30 points. For example, if your team has 9 people, you will get the bonus points if 8 or 9 of you vote!

Your friendly mods,
mimicre and inkpool