With midnight 16.09 (GMT) comes the official end of the first edition of one week dedicated to The Women That Fandom Hates, here at womenlovefest
. Exactly one week ago, 9.09 at midnight, we posted first daily entry, our grand opening. We had seven full days during which we posted metas, fics, fanmixes, graphics, etc. about awesome ladies that we feel deserve more love in their respective fandoms.
On behalf of your fantastic moderators who kept this thing running 24/7 (idrilka, juliet42, le_mru, mlekopijca, mullu, upupa_epops), I’d like to thank you all for such an amazing participation and sharing your love for underappreciated female characters. We do feel we somehow made a difference. We also apologize profusely if we missed your comment somewhere and left it unanswered or if we committed other outrageous deeds. Please, be understanding. And keep in mind that running this community was both a pleasure and a privilege. Thank you once again!
Few important things yet:
I personally would like to thank few people in particular. Here it goes.
Thank you: idrilka, juliet42, le_mru, mlekopijca, mullu, upupa_epops for being the best mods in the universe. idrilka
thank you for help with claiming list and translating posting rules into Polish and so much more!; juliet42
, thank you for keeping an eye on this comm, when our side of the world was asleep and for creating FAQ; le_mru
thank you for making banners, especially our default one, and for setting a layout for this community; mlekopijca
, thank you for banners and coming up with an idea at how this community should look like and for creating wlfmod account, brilliant idea!; mullu
, thank you for translating the original rules that can be found on my LJ and then Posting Rules here at comm into Spanish; and finally, thank you, upupa_epops
, for help with claim list, for writing Posting Rules and user info and so so so many more and for being all enthusiastic about this idea! Thank you, my dear friends idrilka, le-mru, mlekopijca and upupa-epops for your hard work with so many individual character posts before our official start.
In summary, THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING SO AWESOME.
But this is not the end! I’d also like to thank sa_da_ko
for helping with claiming list when creating it still made sense; riverotter1951
for proof-reading some more important of our English posts as most of us are Polish and English is our second language; deaniebtvs
for double checking the claims and the characters' posts; vickyblueeyez
for pimping this action literally everywhere; miss_faith_hope
for taking charge of tumblr account dedicated to this fest (hopefully it will be all ready for the next edition!); and thank all you lovely people for making banners for characters’ posts!
Hope I didn’t left out anyone. I would hate that.
I know it might be confusing, seeing as it was stated that fest lasts one week from 9.09 to 16.09 and these are eight days not seven. The things is, as I said before, we didn’t count 16.09 as a posting day, rather treated the beginning of this day as a deadline, therefore these are actually seven day. Women Love Fest lasted precisely one week from midnight 9.09 to midnight 16.09, London time.
Timey Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff. I know. That’s why I am asking you now. Would you rather next time we specify one week as, for example, 9.09 – 16.09 or perhaps 9.09 – 15.09? Please, answer in a poll below.
We are making 16.09 an official “catch up” day. We understand how RL can get in a way of fandom activity. In fact, you are all free to update character posts with your comments up until 20.09, when we start making masterposts. WHICH MEANS that you can catch up for four days yet: 16.09, 17.09, 18.09, 19.09. Timey Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff, indeed.
All this taking about next edition, but… are you at all interested? What did you think of this Fest? Would you participate again? And if so, when would you like to see next edition take place, half year from now on or perhaps would you prefer to make it an annual event? Please, check your answer in polls at the end of this post.
As we stated before on other occasions, we will need some help, especially with masterposts in the first place. Please, read all about it here
. We are also still looking for people who would like to help with translations to other languages. We want to make this community as multilingual as possible. Some time in the future we will create appropriate user info and it would be awesome if it was available in many many languages.
If you wish to help with masterposts, please leave us your email here in this post or here
under character mastepost template. If you already declared your willingness, there is no need to comment again.
There will be a new post in the beginnig of October, where you will be able to request new characters' posts. If your favorite lady doesn't have a post of her own yet, that will be a chance to change it!
Which one is more clear to you?
Will you participate in the next fest?
When would you like the next fest to take place?
other idea, let you know in a comment