[UPDATE 2]: Been getting some more messages, so bolding some key points in the previous update and initial post.
I'm so sorry for the delay everyone. Work has been absolutely crazy this week and by the time I sign off for the day (technically night) I am way too tired to set up the next round of brackets. But the next round will open on
SUNDAY APRIL 4TH at 12PM PT
And yes, there will be a wild card poll :)
[UPDATE 2]: Ok, here we go. No matter what I do, I cannot get the password protection to work. So this is what we're going to do (it takes more work on my end in these early rounds, but I think it's the most effective and also allows everyone to vote). No captchas. No passwords. No e-mail submissions. I can see every individual vote and IP address that comes in with an exact timestamp. If I see bots, I'll delete those votes. If you use a bot to vote at the same rate a normal human would, then that's kinda a waste of a bot isn't it? If this doesn't work, I'll revisit the solutions tomorrow. Hope this works for everyone.
[UPDATE]: First off, thank you to everyone for being so nice and lovely in your messages. I’ve tested the polls below and find the captchas just as frustrating. You can only click on so many images of a bike before you lose your mind. I’m in the process of removing all the captchas. I’ve also extended the close of polls below to make up for all your technical difficulties.
All polls available below:
And it begins! I gathered the list of ships and placed them into an automatic random generator to come up with this bracket. The list of all the ships can be found here in alphabetical order:
The post is already huge, so the polls will be made available in a separate post available MARCH 22nd at 3PM PT.
Hi everyone! Sorry for the radio silence, but I cannot even begin to tell you how insane work has been over the past few weeks. But the ship bracket will be happening! I have a big test I need to take on the 19th, so from now until then I will leave open the nominations survey for this year's bracket. In all honesty I haven't really kept up on fandom a ton the past year. The last few months especially I've fallen down the BTS rabbit hole for the most part. So I'm really counting on you guys for nomination inspiration! As a reminder, here are the ships from last year that have already qualified:
Some quick notes. This bracket is only for fictional ships and I find it super helpful if you include the fandom in your nomination. I'll see everyone back here on MARCH 22ND for the opening of the bracket! Nominating field below:
I'm going to be completely honest with you. I forgot I had a website until about five minutes ago.
I hope you and your loved ones are safe. Kelly had a pretty firm "no politics" rule for ALNM in the hopes of making this a safe space where everyone could get a break from the pain of the world at large. But I do think she'd be on board with me making this exception. I wanted to organize some of the best advice I received in recent days on how to help and how to be a better ally to Black Americans. I'd also love to hear from you guys what actions you're taking.
Where to donate
How to educate yourself
[EDIT 2]: Ok, it took hours, but I was finally able to get the results to become visible in the Championship Poll below. Congratulations to the Sanvers fandom!
I hope to have some fun (drama free) activities in the months ahead as I try to feel out the future of this website. Love to you all and stay safe and health out there.
[EDIT]: Between being cooped up in my apartment away from all my loved ones and a stressful time at work right now, I really don't have time for drama. Comments are moderated now and stop saying cruel things in my inbox. I'll post the champion when the poll closes.
I really loved this site as a lasting connection to Kelly, and now I don't know what I'm going to do with it moving forward.
And the poll is OFFICIALLY OPEN! Notes for this round:
[EDIT 3 4/26 11:05AM PT]: Suspicious votes have been removed. Of note:
[EDIT 2]: Polls currently on pause for analysis.
[EDIT]: Hi everyone! I've heard from multiple people that there's been some freezing issues in the Sanvers/Destiel poll that I've been able to duplicate on my end. So I've temporarily closed that poll to give it a little nap and hopefully it will be less cranky afterwards. The poll will reopen at 5PM PT and I have extended the deadline by one day to make up for it. Thanks
And the polls are OFFICIALLY OPEN! Notes for this round: