Okay, so most of these questions haven’t actually been asked, frequently or otherwise. But I do anticipate that several of them will be, so I thought I would go ahead and cover my ass now. If you have any questions that aren’t covered here, please leave a comment, email, tweet me, whatever!
If you follow any of the various PTH social media, you may have noticed a lot of talk about the Hall of Fame. You can click on that link to see what it’s all about, if you’re not familiar with it. Basically, it’s just a carefully vetted list of the top twenty fics that define each Hanson era. Well, with the greatest hits album coming out in just a few weeks, it’s time to wrap up the Anthem era!
Just as I did for the Shout It Out era, I’m conducting a poll to see what you think are the top fics! With your help, along with that of the judges I’ve enlisted (more on them in the posts coming shortly after this one), we’ll be able to come up with a great list.
Read on for the instructions on how to make your vote count, and then do it!
1. Check out the list below the “read more” link to familiarize yourself with the candidates. The link to vote is located below that.
2. You may only vote once. Your vote can be edited if it needs to be.
3. You must vote for exactly ten stories/series. I know it’s tough, but it’s necessary to get the best results.
4. If a fic you want to vote for isn’t listed, double check that A) it wasn’t written before 2013 and B) it isn’t part of a series/a sequel to a fic that is listed. If neither of those is the case, select the last checkbox for “Other” and write it in.
5. Once you’ve cast your vote, please feel free to help promote the poll. The more votes, the better! The poll will close on September 8.
This month, I went back to the beginning, and finally read and reviewed Close Your Eyes But Don’t Sleep by Lauryn. You will, naturally, find that review listed in the Middle of Nowhere era.
I also received a wonderful guest review from Aimster. You can find her review of Addicted by Abby Young listed in the Anthem era.
Also, don’t forge to check back Friday! That’s when the massive Anthem era Hall of Fame poll begins, and I’m going to need all of you to help out with it.
As I said on Twitter earlier today, I know I’ve been really silent here lately. Things have been super stressful in my real life, and unfortunately, I’ve let it affect the fic stuff. Fic can be an escape, and it is a lot of times, but sometimes when the stress gets too far under my skin, too emotional… it’s tougher to turn all of that off, or to even effectively channel that into fic.
Anyway! Enough about my life.
I’ve got one new review for you guys this month–Lost Without Each Other by KT. You’ll find that listed under the Anthem era.
I hope to soon start posting MOE era reviews, too, but I don’t suppose we can declare this new era officially started until the greatest hits album comes out (last I heard, September 8). I hope that date is correct, because I’m using it to plan when and how to update the Hall of Fame. I will be posting more about that within the next month, and I also hope to have some spotlights for you next month! So stay tuned for all of that.
I know, I’ve been really quiet for the past… yikes, it’s been a month. I can blame both Tulsa and work for that, as well as personal bullshit you guys don’t care about. But I’m back, and I have some reviews for you guys to make up for it!
Thanks to a wonderful fellow fan for sending it to me, I was able to review In Praise of the Vulnerable Man by Abby. You can find that under the Shout It Out era, and yes, that link does point to a downloadable PDF of this classic Zaylor fic.
That’s it for now, and you can probably expect me to go quiet again as Camp NaNoWriMo begins next month.