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hso_mods ([personal profile] hso_mods) wrote in [community profile] hs_olympics2012-08-28 10:10 pm


And now, the moment you've been waiting so patiently for: the very last HSO post!
We'd like to thank everyone who helped make this challenge possible--mods, first readers, data crunchers, and emergency volunteers of all stripes (y'all know who you are!)--but especially all of you, for participating. When we first started up HSO, we could never have imagined that it would become the behemoth that it did, and we have been continually astounded by the effort, creativity, and sheer ambition of the work you've put forth here, both in 2011 and now. And we just want to say--we've never thought of this as a competition! You guys are all awesome, points or no points, and you should be proud of what you've accomplished over the past couple of months.
Unfortunately, it's become increasingly obvious that even with a full team of supporting mods, the HSO has gotten way, way too big for us to handle. This sort of event really isn't structured to handle more than a couple hundred participants, and it's simply not fair to anyone involved for us to try to keep going.
In short, we regret to announce that there will be no HSO 2013--this is the end of the line for us. Running the HSO for the past two seasons has been an unforgettable experience, and we're so glad you could share it with us! We wish you all the best in your future shipping endeavors.
Your friendly mod team

Full team rankings and breakdown

Feel free to use this post to celebrate! Y'all rock. ♥
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[personal profile] asherdashery 2012-08-29 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
AWRIGHT! Way to go, everybody, and thanks to the mods for making the whole thing happen, even if it was a monstrous undertaking!
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[personal profile] playerprophet 2012-08-29 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
YAAAY thank you everyone for your participation and all votes and comments for alphachronism. uwu YOU'RE ALL SPECTACULAR. WE MADE A LOT OF COOL STUFF AND HOPEFULLY COOL FRIENDS

cries a little
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[personal profile] ramus 2012-08-29 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
Well, that was fun and I actually got to relearn what it means to write for enjoyment. Everything was fantastic, thanks mods. And thank you everyone else for the variety of fun material to look at and read, especially in bonus round 2.
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[personal profile] hoodedscarlet 2012-08-29 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
Congrats to team Dave<3Rose<3Terezi! You guys have done fabulous, and all your entries were gorgeous!

To my team Aradia<3Feferi - you guys have been amazing to work with. I may not have talked with all of you as much as I would have liked, but you have been an amazing team to have a long side me. The enthusiasm you have shown and your complete love for what is essentially a crack ship is admirable. Especially to my vice-honcho, Rochi - she has been a god send to both me and the team, keeping track of points and participating in literally every round.

I'd also like to thank everybody here - this event had let me met people, enjoy my ships, receive some amazing gifts from both artists/writers I admire and then some and do some things I never thought I would with the home stuck community. Those choose your own adventure stories? One of my favorite parts of the whole thing!

Hearing there will not be a HSO next year is somewhat heart breaking - I loved seeing so much stuff done in such high spirits, and I was really looking forward to trying again next year. But I guess it is for good reason, and better not to let HSO lie how it is.

Thank you mods for being amazing and somehow keeping track of so many people, thank you HSO community for making this the wonderful event it was, and thank you to team Aradia<3Feferi for making this an experience to remember. Being your palhoncho was certainly an experience of a lifetime. *ba dum tsk*

[personal profile] ferrrox 2012-08-29 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
AAAAaaah this event was so worthwhile! Thank you for all your incredibly hard work, mods; I know it ate y'all up but it was probably the most impeccably-run fandom event that's ever been done. I hope y'all can all relax, now!

I had a blast working with my teammates, and also it was great getting to meet tons of folks from diff. teams through the different bonus rounds! Super, super fun, and we made METRIC TONS of sweet shipping swag. Everyone pat yourselves on the back! o7
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[personal profile] shinigamishi 2012-08-29 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
I guess the 'participated in every round' thing counts bonus rounds too. :/

Oh well. It was fun. It's a shame we don't get to do it again next year. I'd all sworn to win next year and everything all dramatic-like. But it's understandable why there isn't gonna be one next year. Congrats to the winning teams.
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[personal profile] cypher 2012-08-29 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
Yaaay congrats to the winners, and to everyone who made this whole thing awesome!

Thank you, mods, for giving up so much of your time and putting so much energy and thought into making this work, despite the monstrous size of it -- you've done a really fabulous thing for the fandom and you should feel really good about yourselves. ♥
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[personal profile] brightgray 2012-08-29 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
Here's to shipping ehehehe
I think that was worth the late summer nights up! And we were so productive, I mean dude so much awesome stuff. So much fun and learning and inspiration and aaaaaa <3 <3 <3

Thank you so much mods, beautiful job everybody!!! *(*´∀`*)☆
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[personal profile] cloudymew 2012-08-29 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
/u______u\ wow i just want to thank you guys for running this whole event!! it's been fantastic to see all of the creative output and being able to work with really amazing teammates.
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[personal profile] blackstuffedcat 2012-08-29 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
wow I really had a great time!! thank you so much HSO mods for all your hard work! uwu It's saddening to hear there won't be a HSO next year, but your decision is more than understandable. Congrats to all the winners!
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[personal profile] doctorv 2012-08-29 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
*gross sobbing* I just...I'm so happy Team Dirk<3Jake<3Jane<3Roxy was willing to take me on at the last minute. Everyone was so great, and it was such a pleasure to work with everyone in that team. And in general, it has just been an incredible experience, everyone I've worked with and interacted with and all the amazing entries. Holy CRAP the entries! My only regret is that I didn't have time to see or read everything...yet. ;)

Now if you'll excuse me, I have some entries to catch up on. :D
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[personal profile] nextian 2012-08-30 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
We match!!

Yes, seconding all of this for our team, and thank you mods for suffering through this absolutely terrifying experience to bring us one more year of HSO--as a participant, it was spectacularly fun, and left me feeling like I love the fandom all over again. Thanks, y'all. Thall.
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[personal profile] ilyat 2012-08-29 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
Hoorah for 9th overall!

Congratulations to all of the teams.

And, even more importantly, THANK YOU to the mods for making this possible. <3
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[personal profile] latiasgirl 2012-08-29 04:28 am (UTC)(link)
Yaaaay!! Congratulations to everyone!! This was a ton of fun, and I want to thank the mods and everyone that made this possible so much!!!

Now.. Let's commence the dance party!

Edited 2012-08-29 04:34 (UTC)
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[personal profile] ramus 2012-08-29 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
Edited 2012-08-29 04:53 (UTC)
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[personal profile] astraldeveloper 2012-08-29 05:19 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, all the winning teams were super excellent! You are all great ships and awesome people!!

Thank you so much, mods and all the other people involved in running this! It was so much fun, this year and last year. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, HSO ~<3

And yesssss, 'Participated in Every Round'. If there is one thing we were good at, it is showing up. Go Team Sol♥Kar~
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[personal profile] thefuninfuneral 2012-08-29 06:29 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for running this! It's always fantastic to see fun shipping be the drive behind such amazing creativity.

You rock, HSO! ♥
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[personal profile] magnificentbastards 2012-08-29 09:02 am (UTC)(link)

Congratulations to everyone, there have been some really great things produced for this year's HSO, and thank you to the mods for running the whole thing! I AM PLEASED.
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[personal profile] mirroreuler 2012-08-29 09:03 am (UTC)(link)
Ahh! Thanks so much for all the work, mods! It's been such an amazing journey and I'm so happy I was able to take part! :D

Congrats to all the teams that won and all the teams that didn't and all the teams that reminded me why I shipped their pairing and all the teams that convinced me to start shipping their pairing and all the teams that made really awesome stuff I enjoyed even if I would never ship it! The amount of talent and effort and imagination put into this whole thing has just been phenomenal, and I think everyone deserves a round of applause here!!

Edited 2012-08-29 09:10 (UTC)
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[personal profile] slippy 2012-08-29 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Congrats to the teams who placed! (And I must second the Summoner ♠ GHB special award.)

Thank you everyone for a great HSO experience with a lot of fun, especially the mods. So many fanworks came out of this that I adore.
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[personal profile] saingirl101 2012-09-01 02:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha palhoncho of team Summoner <3< GHB. Yes we thought that award was the best. Everyone else is clearly jealous. Thanks for the praise though. XD

And congrats to all the teams that participated.
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[personal profile] mr2bonclay 2012-08-30 09:59 pm (UTC)(link)
oh God I'm so sad it's over even if I didn't do much ;___; I had so much fun and I love the teamwork all the teams did and all the games and creative things were so amazing!
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[personal profile] mafiahahaha 2012-09-01 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
congrats everyone!
i really enjoyed being of part of this even though i didnt do as much as everyone else. ;~;
thank hso mods for making this all possible!
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[personal profile] sempiternalserpent 2012-09-01 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
A little belated, but congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to the mods who worked so hard to make this happen! Even though I ended up being the lone captain of my ship in the end, I had a damned good time doing this. I'm quite saddened to hear it won't be happening again next year, but I wholly understand WHY.