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Hello shippers! Here is the shortlist for the Round Three entries that you voted for:


Sector 1
alpha!dave♥alpha!rose
aradia♥rose
autoresponder♥roxy
bro♥john
dave♥dave
dave♥jade
davesprite♥jade
dirk♦roxy
gamzee♥roxy
john♦vriska
john♥karkat
mindfang♠redglare
nepeta♥terezi
terezi♥vriska

Sector 2
aradia♥equius
bro♥grandpa
dad♥roxy
dave♥eridan
dave♥rose♥terezi
davesprite♥karkat
dirk♥jake♥jane♥roxy
eridan♥roxy
jade♥rose
kanaya♥vriska
tavros♥vriska

Sector 3
aradia♦tavros
bro♥dave
dave♥john
dave♥kanaya♥rose
dave♥karkat
dirk♥equius
dirk♥jake
dolorosa♥mindfang
eridan♦rose
jake♥terezi
rose♥roxy
sollux♥terezi

Sector 4
aradia♦sollux
dave♠gamzee
dave♥jake
dave♥rose
dave♥terezi
eridan♥karkat
eridan♥sollux
eridan♠sollux
grandhighblood♠summoner
jade♥kanaya♥rose
jade♥john♥karkat
jade♥karkat
john♥rose
john♥vriska



If this table seems imbalanced that's because, it is! Due to a lack of voter turnout we had several ties, and in the case of sector 2 the votes were so concentrated we couldn't get an entry for slot 12. Voting for this phase will be up soon!

Meanwhile, the entries for the collab round are also up! But due to numbers we will not be doing bracketed votes for the collab round, so please read and play all of the entries! We'll be making a post closer to the voting period, collecting the entries for your convenience. For now you can find them here, here, here and here!

Happy shipping!
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That's right, friends! It's the moment you've all been waiting for! Here are the winners of HSO Round 2! The top placements are as follows:

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Aradia♦Sollux
Dirk♥Equius
Jade♥Rose
John♥Rose
Alpha!Dave♥Alpha!Rose
Gamzee♥Jane
Dave♥Rose♥Terezi
Jade♥Karkat
Sollux♦Terezi
Eridan♥Feferi♥Sollux♠Eridan
Rose♥Roxy
Dave♥Rose
Dave♥Karkat
ALCHEM:parcelpyxis
Dirk♥Jake
Karkat♥Sollux
Jade♥John♥Karkat
Terezi♥Vriska
Aradia♥Jade
Bro♥Grandpa
Gamzee♥Roxy
Nepeta♥Terezi
Aradia♥Feferi
Bro♥Dad
Bro♥John
Kanaya♦Karkat
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Congratulations to those who placed in the top, and also congratulations to everyone who participated! You've all been working very hard and have come a long way! We will have an updated version of the team standings up probably within the next 24 hours, come hell or high water!
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That's right, friends! It's the moment you've all been waiting for! Here are the winners of HSO Round 1!

And the winners are...! )

Everyone please remember that Round 3 Entries are due by 11:59 EST tonight! So you have about an hour and a half from when this post goes up to have your piece in on time.

Happy Shipping!
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Hey, shippers!

We're sorry for the delay, but the Round Two Phase One voting is up now! We've had a lot of problems with gforms, which we've been using for the voting up until now--some of you know this very well!--so we're trying things a little differently this time, and we hope that it will work better. This round, you'll post your votes in screened comments on DW, and we will enter the votes into our handy dandy spreadsheet by hand, which should minimize screwups! Unfortunately, this means we will no longer be able to weight votes to account for which entries were read more frequently. We ask that you instead please read as much of your assigned sector as you reasonably can before voting, and that you not vote if you have not read a majority of the entries.

You must vote for five different teams, all of which must have submitted entries in this round of the HSO. Incorrect voting will be disregarded, and may be penalized.

Members of Sector One should vote here.
Members of Sector Two should vote here.
Members of Sector Three should vote here.
Members of Sector Four should vote here.

Voting will close this Saturday, July 21, at 11:59 PM EST.
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Hey shippers,
Just a quick update on voting--google forms has been acting up for us too, but we're hoping it will be resolved by the end of today! That means we'll have to ask you to please be patient with us as we get the R2 phase 1 voting form and the R1 results together.
-mimicre
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You can find the voting form here. ETA: link should be fixed!

All HSO participants are eligible to vote in Phase Two, including Team English.

Remember that you must vote for five different teams, none of which is your own. If you fail to do this, you will be penalized 10 points! If you are worried you have voted incorrectly, or submitted multiple votes, please email us. Do not re-submit, and do not assume that we'll miss it and your vote will be counted anyway. We won't and it won't.

Voting will close Sunday, July 15 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Please note that this voting form is for Round One only! NOT Round Two.
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Hey shippers,
Voting penalties should be emailed out soon and the R1 Phase 2 voting form is almost ready, but we wanted to update you on the team standings! These numbers include the pregaming points, bonus round 0, bonus round 1, and bonus round 2.
Standings )
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ETA: Sorry, we accidentally listed the wrong sector assignments! The ones below should be correct.
ETA 2: Nope, mimicre messed up in fixing it and accidentally assigned S1 to their own entries; this version should be correct.

There are a few entries (all submitted or resubmitted tonight) still in queue, and we're also waiting on several other resubmissions, but the vast majority of entries we have received are now posted on their respective comms.

Round 2 Phase One voting will open some time this coming weekend. For now, please read your sector's assigned entries!

Sector One should go to [community profile] hso2012_r2s3.
Sector Two should go to [community profile] hso2012_r2s4.(Sector Two should note that a lot of palhonchos in Sector Four mistakenly locked their team's entries. Please join the comm to see them!)
Sector Three should go to [community profile] hso2012_r2s1.
Sector Four should go to [community profile] hso2012_r2s2.

Several palhonchos (especially in Sector Four, yes, but there were a few in every sector) mistakenly locked their team's entries this round, so I have opened membership to allow everyone to read them anyway! Just click "Join" on the top bar after going to your assigned sector's comm. Palhonchos who have locked their team's entries should unlock them as soon as possible.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email us (homestuck.shipping at gmail).
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Hey shippers! We're still getting the voting form set up, but in the meantime, here are the top 12 from each sector in alphabetical order:


Sector 1
alpha!dave♥alpha!rose
aradia♥rose
autoresponder♥roxy
dave♥dave
dave♥jade
dirk♦roxy
dirk♥jane
john♦vriska
john♥karkat
karkat♥nepeta
nepeta♥terezi
terezi♥vriska

Sector 2
ar♥pm♥wv
dad♥roxy
dave♥rose♥terezi
dave♠karkat
davesprite♥john
dirk♥jake♥jane♥roxy
eridan♥feferi♥sollux♠eridan
jade♥rose
karkat♥sollux
meenah♠roxy
sollux♦terezi
terezi♠vriska

Sector 3
aradia♥jade
bro♥dave
dave♥feferi
dave♥john
dave♥kanaya♥rose
dave♥karkat
dirk♥equius
equius♥eridan
gamzee♦karkat
jade♥nepeta
rose♥roxy
sollux♥terezi

Sector 4
aradia♦sollux
dave♥rose
dave♥terezi
dirk♥roxy
feferi♥jade
gamzee♥jane
grandhighblood♠summoner
jade♥john♥karkat
jade♥karkat
john♥rose
john♥vriska
slick♠snowman



In other news, the late submission penalty has been revoked. After discussion, we have decided that applying a penalty for late entries isn't something we're going to do. We feel that extreme lateness is its own penalty, and encourage everyone to submit their round entries as close to the round closing as possible, because late entries are seen by fewer participants and receive fewer votes.
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Hey shippers!
We have some VERY important voting and scoring announcements. Please read carefully!

Extended Voting )
Increased Voting Incentives )
Bracket Changes )
Scoring )
Penalties )
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Hey shippers,
Sorry about this, but it turns out mimicre mis-aligned one of the columns on the scoring spreadsheet! Thanks to everyone who pointed out the incorrect tallies; the accurate listings should be up here now.
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Hi shippers!
We've been working hard on HSO stuff throughout this past weekend, and we have some important announcements to make. There's a LOT of info under these cuts, so please read carefully!

Icon Notes )
Sectors and Assignments )
Unlocking Entries )
Team Standings )
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Hi, shippers!

It's come to our attention that we have a lot of Dreamwidth newbies this year who might be a little confused about posting their submissions. We want to streamline the process as much as possible, so this is a guide to submitting entries with cuts!

see below for image-heavy tutorial )

We hope that helped! Good luck.
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Hello, shippers!

  • There is now an Archive Of Our Own Collection for Round 1 Entries, located here! You are welcome to post your entries to the collection at this time. The collection is currently anonymous, which will change when the voting period ends.

  • If your palhoncho seems to have disappeared or is having attendance problems, please contact us! We are happy to help resolve issues but we can't do anything if we don't hear from you!

  • We are aware of the issues with the R1 entries queue. We are currently in discussion about submissions for R2 and will make an announcement when we've made a decision!

  • Please remember that until voting is completed, all submissions are to remain anonymous. We would like to keep things as anonymous as possible, so please don't post them anywhere (besides the AO3 collection) for a bit!
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Hey, shippers! We've got a few announcements and reminders for you all as the first round progresses!

  • Points for bonus round 1 prompts have been capped at 100 points. You may prompt as many times as you like, but you will only gain points for the first 20 prompts your team posts; this applies to all entries, from the beginning of the post. We're sorry we have to change the rules a little on you, but we hope this will help to recenter the bonus round on creative work and prevent abuse.

  • We have updated the roster to reflect all current absences. If you would like to switch to an open slot, now or at any time during the competition, you are free to do so using the protocol here. If you are on the absences list, and this is in error, please contact both us and your palhoncho immediately.

  • We are still accepting First Readers! Details are in this post.

  • Members of Team Cruxtruder, Ectobiology, and Kernelsprite, please check your emails, as we'd like to discuss a few things with you before we move forward!

  • And finally, we'd like to remind you again that your main round entries are due at 11:59 PM June 23. Palhonchos, you should be receiving an invite to the R1 comm in the next couple of days, and will post your entries member-locked to the comm when the time comes!


  • That's it for now! Happy shipping~
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We are currently seeking First Readers.


In order to double-check that the tags have been appropriately applied and to double-check that entries comply with the round requirements, we are now accepting applications for a team of First Readers. This is what the position would entail:
First Readers will be assigned a certain number of teams to read for--most likely 10-20.
Palhonchos will upload their team's entry as a post to the round comm by the deadline. First Readers will then go through each of their assigned teams' entries within the next 48 hours, noting any use of the 15 listed tags (excluding tags marked unused). If the tag section is inaccurate, the First Reader will note the discrepancy at the bottom of the tag section.
Furthermore, the First Readers should note whether or not entries comply with the round requirements (e.g. whether the wordcount is accurate, whether the number of images used exceeds the limit, etc).

If you would like to apply to be a First Reader, please email homestuck.shipping@gmail.com with your username and team, any beta/editing experience that you might have, and why you are applying to be a First Reader.
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Hi shippers,
The mods have now been discussing the tagging policy for quite some time. We want to make the entries accessible to as many people as possible--but we also want to make tagging the entries possible for creators, especially as there was no clear and general understanding of what triggers were at the time of sign-ups.
As a result, we have come up with the following solution to try to maximize the protections we can offer to our community. While we are in no way trying to dismiss the severity of rare triggers, numerous people have expressed serious anxiety over the length of the original list and their ability to account for everything listed--especially as many of these tags do not have firm boundaries in their definitions. Our hope is that this system will make it possible for creators to actually use the tagging system, while still offering adequate warnings to a majority of participants.
Over 200 people wrote in with ~400 requests for ~100 different tags. The 15 tags requested by 5 or more people account for roughly 300 of those requests. We feel that this is a reasonable balance; if we extended the Category Two cut-off to 3 or more requests, it would double the number of tags while only accounting for 30 more requests.
In addition, we will be requiring that you either list all characters and ships in the fanwork, or opt out of listing.

The following list of tags were requested by more than 10 people. When tagging your main round entries, you must either 1) tag them, or 2) opt out of using each tag individually (a blanket 'no Cat.1 tags used' is acceptable).
Category One tags )
Category One sample tagging )

The following list of tags were requested by 5-10 people. You must either 1) use these tags or 2) opt out of using these tags. If you wish to opt out of using individual tags, you may do so.
Category Two tags )
Category Two sample tagging )

Feel free to elaborate on any tags, or add your own. If you would like to use Category Three tags (tags with fewer than 5 requests), please email us at homestuck.shipping@gmail.com and we will send you the fully updated list.
Sample of full tagging section )

We welcome your feedback, but ask that you email us if you want to be sure we will hear what you have to say; we cannot guarantee that we will be able to read and/or respond to every comment.
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These are culled straight from the forms, and while we've attempted to take all the changes received into account, we are inevitably going to make mistakes! If you feel that you are/are not on this list by error, please email homestuck.shipping@gmail.com as soon as possible.
List of all Team English sign-ups received as of June 8, 11:59PM EDT )
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