It really amazes me sometimes that I've managed to make it to 28 years without stepping in front of a bus because I'm off playing with Elves somewhere ... ;)
Today is the due date for the first theme, and our birthday plans ain't going so well! We've received a scattering of entries and theme ideas from a few people (and you know who you are--thank you so much! :) However, we recognize that we are in the middle of summer for most people--a bad time, with schools out and family vacations--and that we've given very short notice due to our own RL issues.
The other mods and I are discussing options over on our forum. But, first, we wanted to make sure that there weren't a dozen people who intend to send in theme/token ideas and stories but just haven't had a chance to do so yet. If you plan on participating, could you reply to this message or drop me a line privately? We want to put together something that will be fun and that people will want to participate in, not force an event at what appears to be a very bad time for many of us.
We do have low-maintenance back-up ideas, so our fifth birthday won't go unrecognized, and, if this event doesn't happen, we will run it at some other time when we can better give it the attention it deserves, possible for B2MeM11. (Yes, the other mods and I do start talking about B2MeM this early! :)
Thank you and my best regards to all,