The way things are going, December's contest may finish up before November's does.
Also, I see Twilight Kiwi's been missing since mid-October, and Jau's been missing since mid-November, so someone might have to be an emergency substitution for January if neither one shows up soon (not me - I don't particularly want to run consecutive months, though if we need a substitute for February I could probably come up with something for that).
Seven hours and change until critiques close for Round 3.
Hyral, Prophylaxis, Gerrard's Mom, Lordschuft, and Timothy, Mimeslayer still need to at least get a Top 3 in. (Right now, the cutoff for Top 8 is sitting at around 43 points; also, the second card for everyone on White hasn't been critiqued yet.)
If there's no Top 3 or critiques from these people by 1am PST tonight, I'll critique White's second cards myself shortly afterward.
yewlas brought this up in a PM to me, so I'll mention it for everyone else:
We did have one late entry on Round 3 (Gerrard's Mom, this afternoon); rather than just ruling "no, it's not going to count", I'm going to leave it up to the rest of you guys this round. You can leave his cards out without penalty; you can also include them if you'd rather stay consistent to the last couple of rounds' not caring much about late entries.
Good luck to everyone in this last 26 1/2 hours before December's Top 8!
@MD: If you need some help with option 2, I'd be more than happy to assist with that if you want.
We'll see - basically it depends on whether or not there are still uncritiqued/unranked cards at the beginning of Round 3 critiques. If there are, I'll probably take you up on that (and maybe one or two more people so that I can basically throw two or three people at every card that got left behind).
Man, this month has not gone off to a great start in terms of participation. Which is really a shame; MDenham's given us cool challenges.
Thanks for the vote of support. This month's theme is actually loosely based on three of my hobbies - writing, programming, and playing MMOs - so it's good to see that people like what I'm throwing out there.
That said, Top 8/4 are going to be a bit out of left field to some people, I think. We'll see in a couple of weeks.