Contest

Posted 07 Oct 08

Because of my inability to validate over the last few days of the contest, any stories that were not validated but WERE submitted to be validated and were going to be a contest submission MAY STILL BE EMAILED. I'm going to validate everything right now, so anything that was in the validation queue as of tonight is still eligible for the contest.

On a non-twilight related note, if you live in or near Pennsylvania, and you happened to be watching the Pulaski Day Parade on ABC on Sunday, and you saw the marching band in all green and white.... I was in the front of that band! Just going to put that out there.

Now, back to the contest and my not-so-lame (for once) excuses for not validating.

1) From 5:30pm-10:00pm on Friday I was at a football game for colorguard.

I slept over a friend's house so she could drive me to the event the next day.

2) From 11:30am-10:30pm on Saturday I was at a marchingband competition that my school was hosting, and my entire school's marchingband and colorguard had to be there at 11:30 (even though the competition didn't start until 7:00) for practice. So we practiced from 11:30 to 5:15, had a dinner break, and then had to be back out in the stands by 7:00 in full uniform.

3) From 8:30am - 3:00pm on Sunday, I was at the parade with my school's marching band in Philly.

Then I had a pile of homework because, of course, I just had to be in pre-calc, physics, cultures, and lit honors. 

Then these past few days I've been sick....

I feel like I've let you guys down, and I'm incredibly sorry for that.. :/ But I hope to make it up to you now!

Comments

By awsomealice94

Posted 07 Oct 08

thats okay (my friends are in our school color guard and i totally understand how much you have to do-it seems i can never see them because of all they do after school and on the weekend)! so do you have an idea of when you'll get the winners up????

By j3nn

Posted 07 Oct 08

Probably by monday at the latest :]

By YouAreNotLeavingMe

Posted 08 Oct 08

By awsomealice94

Posted 08 Oct 08

okay :)

By Nymphadora_Cullen

Posted 08 Oct 08

Rats! I deleted mine, but I still have it in my Word Documents. I dunno if I can re-submit it for the contest (My email wasn't working for some reason...wouldn't send). I dunno if you'll let me re-submit and enter; it's okay if I can't, I understand. Maybe I'll put it up as a regular fic if it can't be part of the contest (I'd send it in right now, but it's on a different computer).

By Aleatoire

Posted 08 Oct 08

awe Jen! I understand! I nearly didn't even finish mine because of homework.... :( so I don't take you at fault at all. I would like to know though, roughly how many entries are there?

By j3nn

Posted 09 Oct 08

Nymphadora: Just this once, go ahead and submit. Usually I'd stick to the deadlines closer, but the lack of submissions has me a little depressed.. Which brings me to Aleatoire: Six. Doesn't that seem a little.... low? :/ I don't know, maybe we just got an incredible amount last contest. Or maybe we ended up extending the deadline five thousand times.

By Tundra

Posted 09 Oct 08

Six submitions?? That's no fun =/ I blame Nessie and school. Maybe you should have waited for autumn break to start (do you have autumn break in America?). It's been a little quiet here on TA for the last few weeks.

By awsomealice94

Posted 09 Oct 08

lol i've never heard of an Autumn break...thats funny ;) we have a thanksgiving break-but thats in November. we don't even have a break for Haloween :( but at least its on a friday. school is a huge factor for why people aren't submiting. i almost didn't write my story because of it. but i heard that there weren't that many stories so i wrote it anyways (some during Bio, might i add). and Nessie was the reason that i waited a while to write it-i dont like her much

By xoxoROSEPETALSxoxo

Posted 09 Oct 08

I'm not late if I submit it today right?

By Blonde Bella

Posted 09 Oct 08

Well, I could write one tonight, I do have ideas, just never the time to really execute...but I feel bad for only 6 entries.

By ForeverEdwards

Posted 09 Oct 08

hey i'm my schools marching band!

By Nymphadora_Cullen

Posted 10 Oct 08

First off, THANK YOU!!!!! Second, I'm submitting it right now!!!

By Nymphadora_Cullen

Posted 12 Oct 08

It hasn't been validated yet. Should I just let it be, or can I sent it in now? Please let me know!

By j3nn

Posted 13 Oct 08

I'll validate it now.

You can just email it to me ASAP. I haven't heard back from gabby or kaiwynn in a few days, anyway, so I'm still waiting to discuss the submissions with them. Sorry for the delay guys.

As for me, I don't have an autumn break. I WISH. Marchingband has literally sucked the life out of me (I am ALWAYS tired, and I look like someone's been attacking my arms with a crow-bar - they're all bruised and scratched from my saber).

I'm not going to have a chance to validate anyone else's submissions tonight.. but by wednesday they'll all be submitted. I know it's going really slow, and up until the end of october it probably will be... but as soon as halloween is over I'll have time to do stuff again (thank goodness), and I'll be right back to getting on here multiple times a day.

:]

By Nymphadora_Cullen

Posted 14 Oct 08

I can't email it right now; something's not working. I'm going to try and do it later, like when I'm at home, because it isn't working here. I'll just email the story to myself, and hopefully it will work at home!!!

By j3nn

Posted 15 Oct 08

I got your submission (twice, so I'm guessing it worked the first time but the email provider was acting up like mine does all the time xP). :]

By awsomealice94

Posted 15 Oct 08

when do you think the winners will me up??

By awsomealice94

Posted 15 Oct 08

sorry-spelling error. i'm a little worn out after school today. what i meant was- When do you think that you'll post the winners?

By j3nn

Posted 15 Oct 08

Haha, it's okay. I understand completely.
As soon as I hear back from Gabby (lustandthrill)... which will hopefully be soon. And Kaiwynn hasn't said anything about the competition recently, so I'm pretty sure it's just myself and Gabby judging...

By awsomealice94

Posted 16 Oct 08

okay :) i've been running on 5 hours of sleep time a night and its the week from hell-were there is a test or quiz every day, as well as a concert yesterday that went way to late and then i had a rehersal for it monday that went till 10 (can school seriously keep you that long??? it should be a law not to) so i'm in need of some serious sleep. can't wait till the weeked lol take your time :)