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09 January 2012 @ 05:00 am
The hoggywartyxmas reveals are up and so the large part of the part (masks on) is over for another year. I'm sure there will be stragglers like me remaining for a while to work through the material. (What a chore, to have to read and read and read through all this amazing writing. How on Mercury shall I manage.) I still have just over 115,000 words to read and comment on. I'm excited, but will take this set with less frenzy, so I can be guilt-free in getting to other tasks in my life.

I'm sad that I really only got to about half the entries before the reveals--way less than half the material--and even at that, 12 were within the last two days. (I think two days. Time has escaped me again...ah, life of a nocturnal person.)

an_fhanai wrote my stellar gift; that absolutely made my fest experience. I loved it! So I'm mentally sending a standing ovation that-a-way.

Hopefully there shall be a Next Year's Party, and even if I don't write for it, hopefully I'll at least keep up.

ETA: It also feels odd to not have read the stories by many of those I often read, before the reveals. I shall read them with reverence when I get to them, then. (Though I admit to already having read one of the longer ones, but didn't want to leave a comment until I had read it again, with whatever changes, as part of the fest.)

So that's a wrap--somewhat for me at least--on Hoggywarty this year! Guess I have no more reason to be awake at 5am (stayed up for the opening, thought I ought to stay up for the closing!). Sleep, then. Off I go to do that!
therealsnape: Poppy Glassestherealsnape on January 9th, 2012 10:36 am (UTC)
Sleep well, Kiwi, and thanks for the fabulous comments, the rec, and for joining the party.

Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on January 10th, 2012 02:05 am (UTC)
All returned tenfold to you. ♥

As always, I have a list of 'to rec' stories that I haven't managed to get up. They'll go up soon - probably when I finish the Hoggywarty stories - and I can let you know then, if you want, in case any stories got two recs? I'll be rec'ing them either way, though, if only to get that friend of mine you saw yesterday a few more stories to read. (:
therealsnapetherealsnape on January 10th, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
Just rec them on your LJ, my dear, and I'll see the post and collect them for the hot recs. Never mind when - it's always a pleasure to have a hot rec.
tt: Bitchtwisted_twister on January 9th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
I still have about 87k to read, yours included, so after reading this post I feel somewhat better...

I intend to catch up within the next few (hopefully) days, but I, too, will stop pulling veryyyy long nights just for the sake of catching up before the reveals.

Much love, dearest.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on January 10th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
It's silly, but my story's wordcount is included in the number I put there, too. Making myself read my own stories as part of a fest - as if I were someone else - is one of the rare times I look at my work in only a positive light. So I think that, even though there's no real 'reason' to comment on mine (there would have been no fooling anyone anyway, really!), I may do it anyway. Being nice to myself would be a wonderful belated holidays gift.

I'm sure I won't be able to stop pulling very long nights, but I shall have to donate them to another cause, like getting through my inbox and cleaning some!

Much love right back atchya. ♥