How about a giveaway to help me clear a pile or two out of my office? img39
This week, I’d like to share the collection of books I read for the preliminary round of this year’s RITA a competition. img37 None of them finaled, even though I gave some very high scores, but that’s only because they still haven’t decided to let Mistress Heidi single-handedly pick the finalists and winners. img36 She’s working on it though, believe me. img24
Here’s what we’re going to do… You can enter this giveaway in one of two ways:
Entry Option #1 — Leave a comment about which of these titles you’re most eager to read. (Commenting about only one or all six is perfectly acceptable. img42 )
Entry Option #2 — If you’ve already read one or more of these titles, leave a comment about that. Which one(s) you’ve read, what you thought, etc. In the case of Entry Option #2, if you win, I will send you the books from this pile that you haven’t already read, then draw another name as winner of the remaining titles…the ones you have already read.
Sound good? img16
Of course, Mistress Heidi can’t have you running around all willy-nilly; there must be structure in The Dungeon. Nothing too harsh, but that means…
*U.S. residents only for the prize, please, because of high postage costs. But everyone is welcome to comment. img40
*Winner(s) will be announced Sunday, July 5th during our regular “Happy Sunday” post.
If those aren’t to stringent for you, then good luck and let the games begin! img22
Something big is taking place today, making me equal parts excited & nervous. img31
I can’t share just yet, but believe me…if all goes off without a hitch, I will definitely be telling you all about it. img20
In the meantime, all I ask is that you…
And I’ll fill you in as soon as I can.
As Mistress Heidi would say, God Bless America!
If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed some recent funkiness with The Dungeon emoticons. img31
First they disappeared…then they came back but were too teeny-tiny to see…& now they’re back again, but work a bit differently than they did before. img18 Just so you know, this has to do with the WordPress plug-in that runs the smilies, which is a bit out of date. img43
Luckily, we have an awesome web gal (she knows who she is img32 ) behind the scenes, who has been working on the issue. She found a new plug-in to get our emoticons back up & running… But as I said, they work just a little bit differently now. img39
Knowing how smart my bright little Darlings are, you may have figured this out already, but just in case…
All the emoticons are there, just below the New Comment box, as usual, but you may not be able to see the all at one time. You’ll notice a small link that says, “more…” Click on that, & the entire collection of emoticons will appear. Click “less…” (which should be “fewer,” I know; the writer in me has a seizure every time I see it img28 ) & the majority of them go away again.
It’s a bit of a pain, & I did ask Web Goddess if she could find a way to change it so all of the smilies are there all the time, but until we (read: she img15 ) can work out all the bugs, we’ll just be grateful that we have workable emoticons, okay?
Part 2 of today’s Dungeon Service Announcement is something else you may have already noticed…
The WIPs and Chains sidebar has been updated!!! img26
This time, we’ve decorated for the July 4th holiday—also known as Independence Day, of which Mistress Heidi is a big fan. img24
As always, the new additions to the sidebar are funny, snarky, & maybe even a little thought-provoking. img44
I hope you enjoy everything & will even take a moment to let me know what you like best.
That should do it for today’s announcements, so now you’re all caught up. Feel free to stick around & enjoy our new toys, or leave a random comment about whatever the heck you’d like. After all, it’s Monday…nobody expects much from us on a Monday. img41