Hey there folks!
First off, I want to thank everyone for their patience during the judging process (which is still ongoing, hopefully over soon).
I've completed my scoring, and will begin leaving reviews for all entrants shortly. As the judgement process is still going, I'm opting to hide my score (which is out of 10) in reviews until the rankings are announced, at which point I'll unmask them. Since half points don't translate to the voting system, I round up for physical scoring.
I would like to explain why, for my part at least, the entrants have been waiting a bit:
The primary issue on my end was my brand new laptop deciding to purge its operating system twice in a week. I've now corrected the machine (I hope...) and finally got around to giving all the entrants their well-earned time.
The second issue on my end is that I'm living A Breeze From Home in real time. My work surprised me with a last minute, month long business trip out of town (see "dependence on laptop"). Normally this isn't much of an issue, but I've now been away from my family for four of the past six months. Credit to @Phyrnna and @Troisnyx for nailing the loneliness of being away and returning home: the lyrics resonate a bit close to the heart for me. A few more weeks and I can settle back into my home routine again.
I do get to drive 8 hours home and back every weekend, so there's that at least.
Home // Oh I've been gone so long // Felt like forever
And now I see the green fields of home