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Beginning the tot up...

This is a quick update on where I'm at with replies to this year's August Rush planning post, and a couple of questions.

Firstly, I've had a good number of suggestions, so thank you to everyone! All of you gave me lots of choices, which is great, because I want to be able to offer a good selection when it comes to voting on which four or five we'll feature for August Rush. I also want to thank those of you who offered me links for some good high-def and/or screencaps in some of the fandoms. That is awesome!

And special thanks to hiddlepinebatch, who has offered to help out with August Rush this year - THANK YOU! I'm going to take you up on that offer, so please email me at haldoor42 at yahoo dot com dot au and I'll be in touch to discuss things. I believe August Rush last year was when you joined us initially, and I'm thrilled to be able to celebrate your anniversary with us by having you help with this challenge - I hope you won't regret it! ;-)

Now, on the suggestions front, I have cut out any fandoms where we didn't have at least two people interested, although it's not too late to get your comments in if you haven't already - go here to tell me which fandoms you would enter the challenge for. I'll leave it open until Sunday night in case more of you want a say at this point. If you give me a fandom where at least one other person showed an interest, I'll add that to the current voting list.

Now, I have a couple of questions for you:

1. I had a couple of people suggest 'Stargate' while others suggested SG1 and SGA respectively. I have enough people interested in both to add each as a separate fandom for the poll; are you guys happy to keep them separate, which would mean we'd probably only cover one or the other this year (though we could definitely cover the other next year) just so that we have a good range of types of show to include as many people as possible, or do you prefer the two combined where we just call it 'Stargate' overall? The downside to this is that some days the pics may not suit people who only follow one of them, so let me know what you think.

2. hiddlepinebatch, you suggested 'Sherlock Holmes' and I wasn't sure if this means something other than the BBC Sherlock featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, but going by your user name... I'm thinking it probably is one and the same. Let me know if not; same goes for anyone who else who said 'Sherlock' and didn't mean the BBC one. Ta!

3. Star Trek people... we had a real split there too, but I had enough people suggesting Star Trek: TNG to consider that for the poll. The other choice would be to, as with Stargate, add it as a general topic of 'Star Trek' and let you consider whichever you want. Again, my only issue with this is that I'd have to choose pics from all the 'verses and alternate them, which may cut a few people out who had hoped to contribute every day. Let me know what you think in comments, as with the other questions.

Finally, I would like to say that of the almost 20 fandoms that have made it this far, I have made sure that at least ONE of each of your suggestions is still in the pot, so please don't worry that there won't be anything for you. While the next vote will reduce it to four or five of the most popular fandoms (and I will also be asking for votes on different ways we'll run it this year), I'm hoping that it will still be possible for everyone who wants to to play, so keep watching!

Thanks everyone for always being so willing to offer up stuff when your mods need it! EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! :D


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 5th, 2014 11:50 am (UTC)
Stargate - okay with either separate or together -
Star Trek - okay with either separate or together - I've watched all the Trek series/movies so makes no difference to me.
Jul. 5th, 2014 10:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your input! ;-)
Jul. 5th, 2014 12:23 pm (UTC)
I like both SG-1 and SGA enough that it wouldn't bother me if you combined them under one heading. The same goes for Star Trek.

As for Sherlock, I believe most folks are more familiar with the BBC version than any other.
Jul. 5th, 2014 10:52 pm (UTC)
Excellent. Thanks for your thoughts! ;-)
Jul. 5th, 2014 12:56 pm (UTC)
Stargate - my preference is always SG-1, but I'll take combined or separate. I really can't be picky. I own Infinity...

TNG - I only know the movies and TNG, but if the cap is provided, I can work with anything.

/not helping
Jul. 5th, 2014 10:52 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, that did help, so thank you! ;-)
Jul. 5th, 2014 01:08 pm (UTC)
Stargate: Either or is fine

Sherlock: I will be upfront and honest. I hate the Cumberbatch version and the Elementary version. The modern settings do not do it for me. I prefer the older or RDJ version. (I won't call Sherlock 'BBC' as most of the Sherlock Holmes come from the BBC.) I fear combining them could be overwhelming though. Maybe combine the modern setting versions and then combine the more classic setting version?

Star Trek: I would keep them separate, because there is a lot of in house fighting between: TOS, AOS, TNG, Voyager, DS9, and Enterprise. There has always been a healthy rivalry between TOS and TNG, DS9 some do not see as part of the series, Voyager a lot of people love to hate, and Enterprise is the black sheep of the family due to the lack of Roddenberry. Honestly, please, keep them separate, because it's like asking Star Trek and Star Wars to mix. Plus, there are so many titles, it can get overwhelming to mix them. (Yes, I am a tried and true Trekkie.)
Jul. 5th, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
I had a few suggesting the Cumberbatch version, and I think I only had your contribution for other Sherlock, so I'll probably have to go with Cumberbatch, as I knocked out anything with only one person interested. As you suggested the most fandoms, though, I'm sure you'll find something else to work for you!

And separate is obviously the best decision for Trek, with a combo being possible for SG, so thanks for your words there! ;-)
Jul. 6th, 2014 01:10 am (UTC)
LOL, I was trying to give a wide and varied selection. I know there were a lot of fandoms people do not know or have never thought about on my list. What can I say, I like the obscure.
Jul. 6th, 2014 02:20 am (UTC)
The obscure and varied is awesome - hopefully our final vote will get something for everyone! ;-) Thanks, again!
Jul. 5th, 2014 02:15 pm (UTC)
Stargate, either is fine
Trek, definitely separate.
Jul. 5th, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
Excellent. Thanks for your thoughts! ;-)
Jul. 5th, 2014 06:57 pm (UTC)
So I was originally thinking BBC Sherlock - which I don't know WHY I didn't put it down, but then I thought "just a generalized Sherlock?" but that doesn't work, does it? Oops, sorry. Yeah, I'll just narrow it down to BBC Sherlock.

:) I'll email you ASAP.
Jul. 5th, 2014 10:58 pm (UTC)
All good! It'll be Cumberbatch BBC Sherlock in the poll as I didn't have enough votes for other Sherlock.

I got your email, thanks! I'll do some more sorting and be in touch in a day or two! Glad to have your help! ;-)
Jul. 6th, 2014 02:32 pm (UTC)
Stargage - SGA or SG1 is fine.

Star Trek - I would keep them separate and TNG is my favorite!
Jul. 9th, 2014 07:31 am (UTC)
Thanks! Your input has been helpful! ;-)
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