Let me tell you a story . . .

Last year, a group of us were sitting in Kittyinaz’s Facebook group waiting for the Fanfic Fanatics (or whatever they are called; sorry but I’m horrible at keeping names straight) winners to be announced. It seemed like every award was won by a Twilight story with the exception of the categories that were fandom specific. It seemed so sad that all these wonderful authors who wrote all these wonderful stories in the TB/SVM fandom were shut out of the awards because of sparkly vampires. (Sorry Twilight fans, but vampires should never, ever sparkle!)

As a joke, MistressJessica1028 suggested that we start our own awards. And it snowballed from there. Five women, Magsmacdonald, MistressJessica1028, Kittyinaz, 4Padfoot, and Gyllene, worked very hard to create the awards categories, banners, website, etc. Hours upon hours of work went into just setting up the damn things. To be fair and try to get everyone, old and new, acknowledged in the awards, we allowed ALL stories from the beginning of the fandom to May 1, 2014, to be considered for entry. There were 27 categories people could nominate for. And do you want to know something?

We absolutely fucking killed ourselves last year!  We had to verify over a THOUSAND nominees. An entire weekend was spent working on the verification process alone. And to be honest, it wasn’t easy. People didn’t understand some of the categories, and we realized we weren’t clear on some things. But we had never done this before; we were learning. Plus they didn’t fill out the nomination forms completely so we had to go hunting for stories.

The winners were announced and we brainstormed on ideas to make things better. We listened to the fans that asked us to streamline the categories, since you said the nomination and voting process were too involved.

Skip forward a year.  In April, we started discussing the awards. Magsmacdonald and MistressJessica1028 said they were stepping back due to real life obligations. Based on last year’s suggestions, we trimmed the number of categories down from 27 to under 20, getting rid of the ones that were too difficult to verify. We also trimmed down the timing for stories, limiting them to stories started or updated after May 1, 2014. Another thing we did was say that if the ballot wasn’t completely filled out, we were disqualifying the entry.  The reason for that was to make the verification process easier on us. Sorry, but sometimes that does have to factor into all of this: our time and effort.

So nominations opened. You wanna know something?

We had a whooping 47 nomination forms.

Talk about disappointing.

Each category was only to have 10 nominees, again to make the verification process easier. When there were ties among all the nominees, we put it up to the voters to decide who would make it out of the wild card round.  The Authority had NOTHING to do with who made it in and who did not. And before you ask, we each voted once in the wild card round, and once in the actual voting. Could we have voted more? Sure. Did we? No, because we had other things on our minds.  Have other people voted more than once? Probably. Do we care? Not really, because that means that the readers are passionate about the stories they love.

We’ve heard that the awards are skewed to favor The Authority. To be clear, the only person that knows what’s going on with the voting is 4Padfoot because she created the poll for voting and she is the website adminstrator; she isn’t an author.  MistressJessica1028 had 6 nominations, Kittyinaz had 3, and Gyllene had the most of the active Authority members with 15. Do you want to know why Gyllene and Meridian had the most nominations this time around?

It’s because they sent out a reminder in one of their posts saying which stories were available to be considered.  But they weren’t the only authors to do that.

That’s like when films starting campaigning for an Academy Award.  It’s not right; it’s not wrong; it is what it is.

So to recap, we only had 47 nomination forms, yet we’ve had over 30,000 votes. Again, the only one that has seen what is happening in voting is 4Padfoot.

As of now, voting is closed. We are debating whether to announce the winners or not, because all the negativity surrounding the awards has disheartened all of us. We have spent hours trying to bring these awards to you, to make them what YOU, the readers, wanted. I know of only one group of people who asked questions about the awards, and to be honest, it didn’t go so well. Personality conflicts on both sides; it happens.  But no one approached me personally to ask questions about the awards. I’m only learning today of people approaching Kittyinaz, and that is to tell her of a specific rant about the awards.  We are not naming names, because that is petty, but this is what we have to say in response.

If you truly had issues with the awards, then we would have appreciated it if you had come to any members of The Authority with your concerns. It’s extremely frustrating to hear so much discrediting us when we have tried to make this as something to recognize the authors. We can’t help that the readers have their favorite authors. We had talked about excluding winners from last year in this year’s awards, but that created backlash as well because people suggested it wasn’t a truly fair competition if they couldn’t compete against everyone in the fandom.

We can’t please everyone, though we have tried to do so, but it looks like we ended up failing abysmally.

We do not decide who wins and loses; we only post the winners that you the fans decide on.  If you don’t like what the fans have to say, then we are sorry.  The awards are not mean to depress or discourage anyone. We’re sorry if you have let something that is supposed to be uplifting do that to you.

Lastly, we are human.  We make mistakes.  If we missed something, well we hoped that after our many checks, that you will look over them.  We had mentioned that we are human and for any input to be given to us.  We listened last year to the complaints, and worked to make these better for you.  Instead of coming to us and telling us what the issues are, we instead find out from anonymous people who stepped forward to let us know of the complaints.  We had no idea they were being aired.

Based on our experience this year, we are seriously considering not hosting the awards next year. We will think long and hard before we do.  Why do something that people are treating negatively? It was meant to be fun, and this shit isn’t fun.

 

The Authority

Voting is now open!!!

Voting is now OPEN!!!

There is unlimited Voting!

So vote every day for your favorites  and lets see how many total of votes we can get. Each time you vote in an award category you can vote for up to 3 different stories each time!

The polls close on May  22nd.  Click the button below to take you to vote!

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Winners will be revealed on May 29th!

Thank you for all off your support!

The Authority

Here Are The Nominees for the 2015 You Want Blood Awards

THE RESULTS ARE IN – HERE ARE YOUR NOMINEES FOR THE 2015 YOU WANT BLOOD AWARDS AND NOMINEE BANNERS!

Congratulations to all Nominees!!

Feel free to grab your banner and link it back to our voting page which will open on May 15th.

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Click for nominee links.

Best of Both Worlds Award: Best Combo of TB/SVM
Gyllene76 Lover’s Amnesia
Magsmacdonal Even the Dead Can Scar
Meridian The Revealing of Andre
MistressJessica A Different Life
Queen of Area Five Behind the Public Masks
Texan Lady/NYCSnowbird The Arrangement
Virala Finally
Gyllene76 Lover Always
Meridian Eric Northman: After the Show
Gyllene76 Black Friday
Best of the Best Award – All-Time Favorite Story
ficlit78 Pretty Kitty
Gyllene76 Lover’s Always
Kjwrit The Debt
Magpie Tales Crash and Burn
Magsmacdonald Make A Wish
Melusine10 Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made of
Virala Finally
Meridian Valentine’s Night
Meridian The Revealing of Andre
Queen of Area Five A Marriage of Inconvenience
Eagle Eye Award: Best Beta
BertieBott
Breathesgirl
Gyllene
Kleannhouse
Queen of Delicious
Meridian
MistressJessica1028
msbuffy
Nycsnowbird
Royal Ember
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Award: Best One-Shot
California Kat The better to love you with
idream3223 Thousand Miles
Meridian At Last
Mistress Jessica Rekindling the Romance
virala Had To Know
Meridian He Had Your Eyes
Gyllene76 Won’t You Come In
Meridian Last Christmas
California Kat Missing at the Table
Kjwrit 12 Steps
Mr. January Award: Best Lemon
DirtyLemons Love Shack
Kjwrit The Venefica & The Vampire
Melusine10 Into the Mystic
Meridian Decisions
MissyDee Bottoms Up
MistressJessica Chastity
Queen of Area Five Behind the Public Masks
Virala Finally
Meridian The Moon
Gyllene76 Lover Always
New Kid on the Block: Best Newcomer
Hisviks
Natsgirl
Wolveshavereturned
justwanderingneverlost
kinnik
FairyTale Amber
American Android
jules3677
mp5kova
Miss Alice Unsub
Pins and Needles Award: WIP Story you wait anxiously for updates
Gyllene76 Black Friday
Kjwrit The Debt
Magpie Tales Crash and Burn
Melusine10 Into the Mystic
Meridian The Revealing of Andre
Tradlover Just In Time
Meridian Sookie Takes Charge
Virala Finally
California Kat United
California Kat Who’s Your Daddy
Roller Coaster Award: Best Drama
Magsmacdonald Even the Dead Can Scar
Meridian Decisions
Natsgirl Swimming to the Light
Virala Finally
Meridian The Moon
AlphaEN Die Tonight, Rule Tomorrow
Meridian Eric Northman: After the Show
Kittyinaz All I Want
California Kat Uncharted
Gyllene76 Daylight
The Alan Ball Award: Best Rewrite of True Blood
American Android Tumbling Down the Rabbit Hole
California Kat Inner
Fictlit78 Pretty Kitty
Gyllene76 Black Friday
Magsmacdonald Even the Dead Can Scar
Meridian The Moon
Mistress Jessica Hanging In The Balance
Queen of Area Five Lifting the Veil
Meridian Sookie Takes Charge
InLoveWithEric True Blood: Season 7 The Right Way
The Charlaine Harris Award: Best Rewrite of SVM
California Kat Gift Horse Series
Gyllene76 At That Moment
Magpie Tales Crash and Burn
Meridian Valentine’s Night
Natsgirl Swimming Toward the Light
TexanLady/NYCsnowbird The Arrangement
Queen of Area Five Fool No More
Meridian The Revealing of Andre
FairyTale Amber Dead and Loving It
Kardamon Forget Me Not
The Ericizmine Award: All-time Favorite Author
California Kat
gyllene76
idream3223
Magsmacdonald
Melusine10
Meridian
Queen of Area Five
TexanLady/NYCsnowbird
Virala
kjwrit
The Greatest Love Story: Best Romance
Gyllene76 Lover’s Amnesia
idream3223 The Big Bang
Justwanderingneverlost Lover Eternal
Magsmacdonald Make a Wish
Meridain The Moon
Tradlover New Beginnings
Virala Finally
Queen of Area Five Fool No More
California Kat The Un-iverse
Magsmacdonald Even the Dead Can Scar
The Human Award: Best All-Human
California Kat Burn Out The Pain
hisviks 6 Months to Live
Kjwrit About Last Night
MIstressJessica In His Honor
Victory In Trouble Northman’s Nanny
Kjwrit Love Somebody
Morggy The Stackhouse File
Morggy Love As A Party
Victory In Trouble Shave And A Haircut
DirtyLemons Rehab
The Hybrid Award: Best Crossover
Cuinawen An Unexpected Claim
Kittyinaz Put Your Feet Up to the Edge
Kjwrit Playing God
Royal Ember An Ancient’s Love
Sar’Kalu Mo Chol Ceathrair, An Sí
Secret Nerd Princess Wonderland
Tissue/Kleenex Award: Best Angst
Gyllene76 Daylight
Magsmacdonald Make A wish
Meridain At Last
Queen of Area Five Long Hard Road Out Of Hell
Tradlover Just In Time
Virala Finally
Kjwrit The Debt
Natsgirl Swiming to the Light
CaliforniaKat Uncharted
MistressJessica1028 A Queen’s Command
Van Gogh Award: Best Artist
4padfoot
American Android
dirty lemons
Gyllenne
justwanderingneverlost
kittyinaz
kjwrit
Sephrenia

Thank you for your support.

The Authority

Only 24 hours left

There are only 24 hours left to nominate your favorite stories and authors.  Poll closes at midnight EST May 8th.

Click the link below to take you to the poll.

http://4padfoot.polldaddy.com/s/the-tb-svm-fanfic-awards-2015

Categories: (1 entry per category)

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Best One Shot
The Human Award – Best AH
The Hybrid – Best Crossover
The Best of Both Worlds – Best SVM/TB combo
Mr. January – Best Lemon
The Greatest Love Story – Best Romance
Tissue / Kleenex – Best Angst
Rollercoaster Award – Best Drama
The Alan Ball – Best Rewrite of TB
The Charlaine Harris – Best Rewrite of SVM
Best of the Best – All Time Favorite Story
EIM – Favorite Author
Van Gogh – Best Artist
Eagle Eye – Best Beta
NKOTB – Best Newcomer
Pins and Needles Award – W.I.P. story you wait anxiously for updates on

Thank you for your support.

The Authority

Let the Nominations Begin!

The polls are open and you can now nominate your favorite authors and stories.

Remember we will be taking the TOP 10 nominees with the most votes from each category for you to then vote for your favorites.  Voting will begin May 15th and the winners will be announced May 29th.

Rules:

1. The story must have been started or updated in the period between May 1, 2014 and April 15, 2015.

2. It is up to you, the nominator, to fill out the nomination form in its entirety. If there are blank spaces on the form, your nomination will be rejected.

3. If any plagiarism is detected in a nominated story, we will pull the nomination and any awards received IMMEDIATELY.

4. For the newcomer award, the author cannot have published a story prior to May 1, 2014, for consideration.

5. The nomination form may be submitted one time.

Categories:

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Best One Shot
The Human Award – Best AH
The Hybrid – Best Crossover
The Best of Both Worlds – Best SVM/TB combo
Mr. January – Best Lemon
The Greatest Love Story – Best Romance
Tissue / Kleenex – Best Angst
Rollercoaster Award – Best Drama
The Alan Ball – Best Rewrite of TB
The Charlaine Harris – Best Rewrite of SVM
Best of the Best – All Time Favorite Story
EIM – Favorite Author
Van Gogh – Best Artist
Eagle Eye – Best Beta
NKOTB – Best Newcomer
Pins and Needles Award – W.I.P. story you wait anxiously for updates on

Nominations will begin…

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Nominations will start on May 1st and you will have one week to nominate your favorites in the following categories:

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Best One Shot
The Human Award – Best AH
The Hybrid – Best Crossover
The Best of Both Worlds – Best SVM/TB combo
Mr. January – Best Lemon
The Greatest Love Story – Best Romance
Tissue / Kleenex – Best Angst
Rollercoaster Award – Best Drama
The Alan Ball – Best Rewrite of TB
The Charlaine Harris – Best Rewrite of SVM
Best of the Best – All Time Favorite Story
EIM – Favorite Author
Van Gogh – Best Artist
Eagle Eye – Best Beta
NKOTB – Best Newcomer
Pins and Needles Award – W.I.P. story you wait anxiously for updates on

We will be taking the TOP 10 nominees with the most votes from each category for you to then vote for your favorites.  Voting will begin May 15th and the winners will be announced May 29th.

Rules:

1. The story must have been started or updated in the period between May 1, 2014 and April 15, 2015.

2. It is up to you, the nominator, to fill out the nomination form in its entirety. If there are blank spaces on the form, your nomination will be rejected.

3. If any plagiarism is detected in a nominated story, we will pull the nomination and any awards received IMMEDIATELY.

4. For the newcomer award, the author cannot have published a story prior to May 1, 2014, for consideration.

5. The nomination form may be submitted one time.

2014 Winners

The EricIzMine Award – All-time Favorite Author

  1. kjwrit
  2. California Kat
  3. Missy Dee

 

New Kid on the Block – Best Newcomer

  1. Northman’s Nanny – Victory in Trouble
  2. A Different Life – MistressJessica
  3. Not Exactly Dead – SpicySalmon

 

Eagle Eye Award – Best Beta

  1. MakesMyHeadSpin
  2. Meridian
  3. NYCSnowbird

 

Van Gogh Award – Best Artist

  1. Gyllene
  2. 4padfoot
  3. kjwrit

 

The More the Merrier – Best Pairing

  1. Dying Series – Marvrosal
  2. The Debt – Kjwrit
  3. True Colors – js1280

 

Best of the Best Award – All-time Favorite Story

  1. All In – kjwrit
  2. Five As Agreed Upon – ficlit78
  3. Immortal Beloved – AllAboutEric

 

The Charlaine Harris Award – Best Rewrite of SVM

  1. The Debt – kjwrit
  2. Stay – kjwrit
  3. Let Love In – Terri Botta

 

The Alan Ball Award – Best Rewrite of True Blood

  1. Five As Agreed Upon – ficlit78
  2. Funeral – California Kat
  3. Pretty Kitty – ficlit78

 

Silver Lining – Best Happily Ever After for E/S

  1. All In – kjwrit
  2. Stay – kjwrit
  3. Love As A Game – Morggy

 

Flying Monkey Award – Best Villain

  1. Comfortably Numb Series – Appius – CA Kat
  2. The “Un” Series – Russell – California Kat
  3. Immortal Beloved – Appius – AllAboutEric

 

Frying Pan Award – Most Aggravating Character from a Story

  1. The Arrangement – Eric – TexanLady
  2. Comfortably Numb Series – Appius – California Kat
  3. Love As A Game – Pam – Morggy

 

The Maker Award – Best Godric story

  1. Set Fire to the Rain – Nemu-Chan
  2. Decisions – Meridian
  3. Anticipating – Meridian

 

The Saucy Award – Best “Fairy” Sookie

  1. The Debt – kjwrit
  2. Stay – kjwrit
  3. Once Upon A Time – Brainmates Fanfiction

 

The Viking Award – Best Eric

  1. The Debt – kjwrit
  2. All In – kjwrit
  3. The Arrangement – TexanLady

 

Pins and Needles Award – W.I.P. story you wait anxiously for updates of

  1. Valentine’s Night – Meridian
  2. The Debt – kjwrit
  3. Negotiations – TexanLady

 

Edge of Your Seat Award – Best Cliffhanger

  1. The “Un” Series – California Kat
  2. The Debt – kjwrit
  3. The Louisiana Vampire Mysteries – Alh971

 

Roller Coaster Award – Best Drama

  1. Lovin’ Touch’ Squeezin’ – MakesMyHeadSpin
  2. Immortal Beloved – AllAboutEric
  3. The Ties That Bind Me – Djehmli

 

The George Carlin Award – Best Comedy/Parody

  1. All In – kjwrit
  2. The Debt – kjwrit
  3. Fangtasia Stories – Honeypop

 

Blah, Blah, Vampire Emergency Award – Best Action

  1. The Debt – kjwrit
  2. Dead Mans Hand – eys1214
  3. Birds of a Feather – chicpea

 

Tissue / Kleenex Award – Best Angst

  1. Crash Into Me – MissyDee
  2. Weapons of Destruction – Queenhaq
  3. Weapons of Destruction – Queenhaq was third. Second place was disqualified for plagiarism.

 

The Greatest Love Story – Best Romance

  1. All In – kjwrit
  2. Immortal Beloved – AllAboutEric
  3. Change Me – MissyDee

 

Mr. January Award – Best Lemon

  1. Pretty Kitty – ficlit78
  2. All In – kjwrit
  3. Play with Fire – Dirty Lemons

 

Best of Both Worlds Award – Best Combo of TB/SVM

  1. Valentine’s Night – Meridian
  2. A Marriage of Inconvenience – Queen of Area Five
  3. Dying Series – Marvrosal

 

The Hybrid Award – Best Crossover

  1. Every Dark Night Turns Into Day – Kittyinaz
  2. Ladies Night – MistressSteady
  3. Where No Man Has Gone Before – Mairemor

 

Who the hell are you Award – Best OC

  1. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Lord Robert – Bon Temps Baby
  2. Tales of the Dead – Corbett Stackhouse – kjwrit
  3. Decisions – Cara – Meridian

 

The Human Award – Best All-Human

  1. All In – kjwrit
  2. Can’t Stop This Thing We Started – Brainmates Fanfiction
  3. Northman’s Nanny – VictoryInTrouble

 

Hit Me with Your Best Shot Award- Best One-Shot

  1. Gift Horse – California Kat
  2. Slippy Happy Seal Sex – Meridian
  3. Regarde Moi Toujours Comme Ca – Alh1971

 

Lifetime Achievement

EricIzMine

Thank you for making last year’s awards so successful and we are hoping for an even more successful year!

Notice of Award Recension

It has come to our attention that we of the You Want Blood Awards unknowingly allowed a plagiarized story, Deviations by On3Lov3, to be both nominated and voted upon. As of now, this item has been removed from any nominations, and any awards it may have received have now been rescinded.  Plagiarism is not to be tolerated under any circumstances. Thank you for your time.