Woot! The prelims were a success! 97 responses with a few minor glitches here and there but everything’s looking good so far.
I feel like I butchered Fuyu-san’s beautiful chart. Gomen nasai~, Fuyu-san! T_T
The top 18 in red are the ELIMINATED contestants if you can’t figure it out.
And here are two more visuals that might be easier on the eyes:
Btw, the red and blue font in the chart is not relevant to the color of the bar graphs. Not at all. That was just a slight mistake I overlooked and didn’t feel like changing. :/
Ok, to be honest, the results may be slightly off because I had to manually review through every survey to make sure there were no double votes and/or cheating while relying on my incredibly unreliable eyesight. Plus, seeing so much text is bound to make me dizzy so I had to take a few breaks in between checking (god, every name was starting to look alike by survey #10 @.@; ).
But! I’m glad to say that most voters followed my instructions well. Thank you for that. :) I only had about…hmm, 16 something people who broke a few rules. And I don’t blame (a handful of) you cuz the lists I made for the questions were looonnnngg as hell. Apologies for that. I’ll definitely try to improve this voting system by next year. Again, sorry for troubling anyone if I did. *bows* >.<
Anyways…congratulations to our top 30! Yay!
And goodbye to the 18 eliminated. Guess some just aren’t made to take on the harsh battles of moe. :(
As for the results, I don’t have much to say as I’m not surprised at all on how things turned out. In fact, I’m rather happy. Oh so happy. Hahaha~
Btw, Amu is MINE!, I tell you! MINE!MINE!MINE! None of you can have her! xP *steals Amu away* Haha…
Hmm, nobody made the 800 cut after all and I knew they wouldn’t. So then why did I raise the cut in the first place?
…Because I thought it’d be fun~
Plus I like the number 8. :P *such a capricious person* xD;
If someone actually managed to get 800 points, I would’ve named her the winner right there (and then get a lot of bricks thrown at me) but it didn’t so it’s all good. hehe x3
Let me just remind you that I do NOT want to see anyone already making complaints on how many votes and/or points the girls have gotten or where their standings are on the charts because this is still the beginning where I allowed MULTIPLE votes. This also does not mean a contestant with 100-something votes is going to have a great lead over someone with 50. No, that’s not how my contest works. So don’t test my patience, you haters (ugh, haters). I’m already stressed out with my outside life as it is.
Which leads me to what’s going to happen with SoMT now.
Well…I’m going to have take a break from it for the next week cuz I have a lot of exams and presentations to do. Yea, it’s that time of the year for me already and I am completely drained of energy. I even had to drop what little I had planned for a spring first impressions post cuz I was too exhausted from school, work and practice. *sigh*
But! To still keep you all updated, I have put up a status check on the side bar under my SoMT badges. Since Twitter isn’t always that reliable
and how many of you check my twitter anyway?, I figured I might just do small updates from my own site. I don’t want to make an entire post on it either cuz that also takes a considerable amount of time (haaa~)…which I don’t have. TT___TT
So keep checking that status bar for updates! I have a good general idea of how I want Stage 1 of the Main Tournament to proceed. I just have to write down the rules and…make the charts (btw, Fuyu-san, can you send me those individual images you used for the prelims chart?), think up some prompts for my judges to spiel about (argh, need to write those down, too), hot dogs and everything. D/ It’s going to take a while but I should be done with school mostly by May 8th. Then I can give this, blogging and other stuff I want to do my full attention
until my summer classes start but they shouldn’t be too bad.
Right, um…yea, I have lots to do so pray for me that I won’t faint and end up at the hospital or something…though that doesn’t sound like a bad idea minus the hospital part. Heh.
Yep, that should be all. I also have to finish 3 more posts by the end of this week while doing hwk so it should be swell. *delightful sarcasm*
Oh! And since Suu has been up there for too long and the prelims have just finished, it’s time for…
MEGUMI BANNER! YAY~!!!! xDDDD
I love Megumi. She’s such a darling. I would’ve volted if she didn’t make it pass the prelims. Aha~ :D
Crazy judge biases aside… Hmm, this one was fairly easy to make. Since I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of time on it (which I kinda cuz I’m crazy :P) but still wanted to make it look at least nice, I just went with a pink-to-white gradient as a background and decorated it with a brush in lilac-color (or something like a cross between pink and purple). The hardest part was actually finding a decent screencap of Megumi doing a charming pose (it took me hours~ T_T) and finally extracting her in Photoshop. It was a pain and it looks awful but I got it done. *sigh* Need more practice. Need more practice.
The tagline, if you can’t read it since it’s so awfully bunched up (my bad, was short on time so I just plastered it there), is “A lil’ bit of charm and a classic shoujo smile goes such a long way.”
Ehe~…it does. Wins me over every time. <D
Too bad we can’t apply this in real life. Then we wouldn’t have to waste so much money on all that good-for-nothing make up. :P
Well then, my final thoughts for this banner is…
I don’t like it. :(
Megumi was cropped so badly (I’m sorry, Megumi-chan~ ;A;), it’s utterly plain, the brush I used looks so odd and makes it seem like some plant is growing out of Megumi’s backside (ugh), tagline is cramped and my blog’s name where it is…it looks ugly. Nononononono! *throws a fit*
*sigh* I need a yellow or blue banner next. Hmm, who should be my next showcase then? Gotta do better on that one. Back to the drawing board!
Yep, so until then. Look forward to the next post! ^^