Collab Round Issue

We received a report that there was a mistake made when the collab vote poll was created. Specifically, instead of it only being open to members of the HSWC DW, it was open to all registered DW users. Given we found this out a week into voting, we decided to close the poll and create a new poll for the top 15 finalists for you all to vote on this week. This is so the previous poll is not put to waste, and we can comb through the votes already cast to make sure all voters are actually part of the community. 

There will be an update sometime tomorrow (8/20) with the top fifteen rankings, the final round poll, and the preliminary vote spreadsheet. 

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this error. The final vote deadline will be extended an appropriate amount of time if necessary. Thank you for your patience.

BR6 Closed, BR7 and BR8 are open!

Bonus Round 6 has ended, and Bonus Round 7 (Companion Pieces) and Bonus Round 8 (Recommendations) are now open. These rounds will be open until August 26th at 11:55 PM UTC. 

Collaboration Round Ends!!

As of 11:55 pm UTC, the submission deadline for the Collab Round is closed. Thank you everybody so much for all your group effort! Voting will be up and ready to go in a couple of days, but until then take a break!! It’s well-earned!!

Reminder that minor edits are in fact allowed to your entry right up until voting opens up on August 12 at 12:05 AM UTC!!

Main Round 2: Final Rankings

The top fifteen ranked teams in Main Round Two are:

1. Eridan <3 Feferi <3 Sollux (32 votes)
2. Robots (24 votes)
3. Ancestors (21 votes)
4. Hella Jeff <3 Sweet Bro (18 votes)
5. Dave <3 Jade <3 John <3 Rose (16 votes) 
6. Dave <3 John (15 votes)
7. John <3 Karkat (15 votes)
8. Rose <3 Roxy (13 votes)
9. Eridan <3 Roxy (10 votes)
10. Gamzee <3 Tavros (10 votes)

11. Dirk <3 John (9 votes)
12. Kanaya <> Karkat (9 votes)
13. Guardians (7 votes)
14. John <3 Rose (6 votes)
15. Moirallegiance (6 votes)

For more information, please refer to the Main Round 2 tabulation spreadsheet, which has information such as:

Congratulations to the top ten teams! Points will be allotted on the Big Kahuna spreadsheet by the end of the day.

All Main Round 2 entries can now be discussed and cross-posted freely without worrying about the anonymity policy. You can comment on this post, but please mind our anti-wank commenting policy.

On Posting Collab Round Entries and Missing Friendleaders

In Main Round 2, a number of teams had issues with their friendleaders not being available to post their entries in the Main Round 2 community in time. As a result, some teams were not eligible for MR2 preliminary voting because members of these teams failed to post their entries before the cutoff. While we tried to reach teams with inactive friendleaders ahead of time, we can’t poll every team right before posting time, and so we rely on friendleaders to take responsibility for posting main and collab round entries. However, sometimes things come up for friendleaders, and they are unable to post, sometimes even after believing that they’re good to go a week or two before the deadline. This is okay! Life happens!

To ensure that everyone can post entries in a timely manner and be represented in the collab round, please contact us at least 48 hours before the end of the round posting period (in this case, Aug 8 at 11:55 PM UTC if you have any concerns at all about whether your FL and/or vice-FL will be around to post on behalf of your team. If the situation with your FL/vice-FLs is unclear, we request that you talk to us; if your friendleader is unresponsive, we can give you posting access instead. (Please have only one person from your team contact us if at all possible.)

If you don’t let us know how to accommodate you by August 8 at 11:55 PM UTC, we cannot guarantee that your entry will be eligible for voting, since while we will do the best we can to help you right up until the last minute, we mods have jobs, school, travel plans, &c. that mean we may not be able to get to your requests on time.

We want everyone’s work to be represented in the collab round, both for the joy of producing fanwork and for the excitement of the voting process! Please help us help you by making sure you’re ready to post in advance of the deadline.

Thank you,


BR5 closed; BR6 open!

Bonus Round 5 is now closed, and Bonus Round 6, Genre-Blending, is now open for business! The post can be found right here.