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"The Lodestar Contest" is an annual contest that changes every round, but is always looking for someone to set an example—to be a guiding light. You know, a lodestar. If you've known me around here for years, you may remember the Tangent Universe Contest—definitely a precursor to Lodestar. The TUC was, also, a contest that was different every round. One of these days I'm going to figure out that the concept of an ever-changing contest just doesn't have lasting power. But I love doing it! And so.
"Reviewers of the Moon and Star" made such an impression on me that I had to put the winners' announcement in an item of its own. Only in WYRM's Gauntlet have I ever been so impressed with the entries in a reviewing contest. It was so great, and I learned so much, and not just about the item under review. My reviewing got better after this. My writing got better after this. My philosophy on judging contests changed. In a lot of ways, this contest changed me, and I credit everyone linked in this bulletin with that.
"Images" should be pretty self-explanatory. The ones I use as headers and illustrations are usually on private access because I want you to see them in context, you know? The ones I use as signatures are visible, along with the ones that have a story to them (contained in the image items. I hardly ever remember to use signatures, except for the ones I use from "WYRM" , so it seems only fair that they're visible somewhere.