It was mostly superfluous anyway. The important part was - two parts! First, I am immensely grateful to have the IWRY successfully up and running this year. With the way fandom changes and sometimes loses features that I valued, this annual B/A tradition has become pretty important to me and I don't know what I'll do if we ever get to the point where we can't make it happen.
I made a decision this year to not read/review every single story, because it took me so long last year, and I'm already behind on the ones I do want to review. Hope you believe me when I say I do care about the effort you put in, and I sincerely thank every writer who submitted a story (or more!), as well as everyone who beta'd or helped in any way, and everyone who reads, reviews, plugs, or just enjoys the marathon. I see we've already got some good conversations going on in the comments of the first few stories, and in my eyes that means we're off to a great start. Kudos, people!
Second, since I feel so fondly about you, is there any interest in a holiday wishlist meme this year? I would just kick it off without asking, but since I haven't seen one going since the year before last, I don't want to take the risk of being the only one to post it. I mean, that would basically just be me giving you a list of stuff I want, which would be kinda embarrassing.
And if you don't want that, what DO you want? Please, I need many projects! They keep me sane!