The voting posts are now up at btvsats20in20 for Round 6! The entry field is smaller this round but the choices are nonetheless sterling and still incredibly hard to make.
THEMES - Pick the top icon out of each of the TEN themes. Because of the page's format, you must hit the "Vote" button each time individually; make sure not to miss any.
CATEGORY (Holiday Times) - Vote for 3 sets, then 6 individual icons (order doesn't matter). Again, you have to hit the two Vote buttons individually or your choice won't be tallied.
ARTIST'S CHOICE - Same voting format as Category. The "6 icons" bit is where I always agonize the most - and then mess up by voting for too many. Oops.
Because the 20in20 allows artists to post our sets before the voting, we have a choice of waiting until the vote goes up and voting "blind", or looking at the sets first. I've been more than a little remiss this month in not pimping the great sets by this round's participanting artists: oh_cheezit's "Spike and Buffy"; sweet_lyri's "Bangel"; halliwell's "Buffy Summers"; starry_night's "Harmony Kendall"; Angel (character) by tempertemper; and Willow Rosenberg by yours truly. Whichever order you vote and view, remember that feedback is love.
Thank you bangel_4e for being such a terrific moderator and so incredibly patient and gracious as always.
Thank you to everyone who already commented on my Willow set - I will answer every one of you, I promise.
And a huge, huge, can't-thank-her-enough THANK YOU to velvetwhip; if my set is any good at all it's largely because of her. The fact that it exists at all and I didn't drop out this round when I had a deadline looming but no icons and zero inspiration, is entirely due to her gentle, dependable encouragement, support and her brilliant ideas. Willow Rosenberg is still new-ish territory for me and Velvetwhip made her easier - and safer - for me to explore. (I even made two Dark Willow icons for the first time ever and enjoyed doing them. Color me shocked.)