Yargh. Just about done typing this note, and I hit a keyboard code that erased the entire thing with no way to undo it. Yaaargh.
Okay, let's try this again:
September's prompt is closed, with no takers :( ah well.
October's prompt has a month to go, so consider crafting a tale around a specific obscure emotion. I've listed several variant prompts, including a person reacting to the same object with three different emotions, separated in time.
I'm getting a general idea of when I can get good prompt fills, and it seems like the start of the school year is not that time.
I still haven't looked into that Big Bang thing (though I hear that the results of that challenge will be out soon). I think next year, I won't do monthly prompts, but I'll definitely try for something in July, with deadlines on my birthday and Halloween; it's pretty easy to keep track of. I might even craft some prompt challenges in a different style (without deadlines); we'll see.
July's prompt ("do something artsy/creative in a medium you wouldn't normally use") has closed. If you created a fill and haven't yet linked it up via AO3's Inspired By link, then please get on that! As it stands, the page shows me five related works: three from Fringuello, and one each from Lisagarland and merionees.
The deal was three votes per fill, or double that if you got it in before my birthday. All five of these made it in by my birthday, so each of them secures a full six votes for the artist =^.^=
The votes, as tallied, appear to be here:
On the Other Side of the Mirror: 10 votes
Buying Time: 8 votes
Nippitaty (or, the Angel's Share): 6 votes
I have now set them accordingly.
merionees, you need to vote! You have six (6) votes, and can cast your votes for anything in my Open Chapterfics set.
The fills count double for getting in before my birthday, so that's ten fills. Which is just shy of the number needed to make me redo the Squirrel Reese and Chipmunk Finch fan art! The last hope for that is somebody making a real-life doll Nathan and sending me a picture! (Note that any style works -- it doesn't have to match the Nathan visuals we came up with. Even a pipe-cleaner doll would work!)
I believe that means I've committed to creating three pieces of fan art and one podfic, from the suggestions offered by those who created the fills. Fringuello gave me several options; Troubleshooting and Hamartia for art suggestions, and a bunch of possible podfics that I have yet to get the time to go through. Lisagarland and merionees, please comment with your suggestions for podfics and fan art! You can suggest 6 of each.
Lastly, maybe keep an eye on my YouTube channel and/or my Twitter account this weekend (November 3rd)!