I’m going to try to be as objective as possible in how I answer this.
I do not think it is fair to any of the winners to ask them to give up the awards that they were given. The winners were chosen by the shippers. Each person was allowed one vote. I did this to keep the Awards as fair as possible.
The point of the awards was to spread the love around the ship. On the point you bring up about equality, the only way that could truly be accomplished is if an award was given to every single person or Amorra work. Every piece of Amorra work deserves love. This ship is full of great people. But, if we would have done that, they’re really wouldn’t have been a point in doing the Awards. You all, as the shippers, nominated and then voted on the people you believed deserved to be given the honor of an Amorra Award. Unfortunately, not everyone was nominated and then not everyone who was nominated was able to win.
Now, the runner ups should be very proud of themselves. Everyone who was nominated should be proud of themselves. They put their blood, sweat, and tears into their work and they deserve to be proud of the accomplishments.
When the nominating process was going on, I made sure to request people be careful about how many times a person or Amorra work was nominated. I did this a few different times, asking people not to spam the nominations.
Thecryofthewolf was nominated several times, however she did not hold the most nominations. There was always the chance that someone could win several awards. It sucks, but that’s how the nominations set it up for voting.
Another reason behind the number of awards is that she is in several different categories. Fan art, fan videos, fan fics, and then the community.
I understand the disappointment. But there were several amazing people/works that didn’t make it to the nominations just as there were several amazing people/works that didn’t win the awards they were nominated for.
The fact of the matter is that the winners were chosen by you, the shippers. You guys voted and this was the result. The only people that had control of those results were the voters.
I think to request that people give up awards simply because they won more awards than other people, doesn’t make sense. And thecryofthewolf isn’t the only person who won more awards than other people. So, to do this, who all would be asked to give up awards? Just thecryofthewolf because she had the most? Or should everyone who won more than 3 or 4 awards also be asked?
The results have already been posted and the winners chosen. If I went back it would complicate things. On both ends. I’m sure the winners wouldn’t mind spreading out the awards but then what about the runner ups? How would they feel about it? And how would the winners decide what awards were given up? What about the runner ups who weren’t given an award simply because the winner chose one award to give up instead of another?
I don’t have the perfect solution to this. I’m sorry people are upset about the results. When I first decided to do the Awards, I never wanted this to happen. My only hope was giving the ship a boost and just having fun. I apologize for any hurt feelings.