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What Is Love?

I have awards news! I've got some stories nominated in the Spuffy Awards (including some naughty limericks in the "We MIssed the Bed Again" category, *snerk*) and voting is now open, so go check out all the goodies over there during the summer lull. You'll have a blast, I promise. I also just found out With This Ring is up for Reader's Choice in the Rogue Poet Awards, along with a bunch of other great stories by people on my flist, which is a huge surprise and quite an honor. I only found out when I went to vote for a friend! But now that there's more than one friend listed, I guess I'll have to read them all again and go by the merits or something tedious like that. (The sacrifices we make...heh.)

If it seems like I've shirked my fic writing responsibilities, it's because I have. After a long dry spell, I posted a mid-Century America Spike/Dru drabble. The prompt was "Howl", so I naturally had to call it: I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked. I mean, what else? I also did a very non-fluffy Wish!Verse NC-17 slash story over at nekid_spike, but you need to be a member there to read the filthy thing. So join now! That's largely it for the past month, which is sad, since it's next month that I thought would be on the slim side, story-wise. I've been afraid to sign up for any prompt-a-thons, because I've failed so spectacularly at the drabble requests. I got stuck on Angel, who I've never written, and am sort of mad at, and I suppose I should just get on that stupid-haired horse and ride. Which I can. Anytime I want.

In lieu of fic, I planned this loooong post on the nature of love, as I've lived it (how fascinating!), and it's a mess and rather more boring than I'd like, so instead I'm gonna just post the news. 'Cos it fits. And because I'm gearing up for a short trip to SoCal to see The Importance of Being Earnest! Woo hoo! James Marsters as Jack/Earnest! Charles Busch as Lady Bracknell! I'm all atwitter. I made McDiva watch the movie version (the old one) last night, and we have a new Joan Greenwood fan in the house, as is right and proper. We also have tickets to a play at the Oregon Shakespearean Festival for the end of the month, and McDiva and her Nana won tickets to see Wicked last week, so we're doing great with the live theater at present. I feel so cultural!

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rahirah
Jun. 17th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
And because I'm gearing up for a short trip to SoCal to see The Importance of Being Earnest!

:shakes tiny jealous fist:
rebcake
Jun. 17th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
I was amazed it wasn't sold out immediately. My sister-in-law got a ticket last week! I had resigned myself to never having a live Marsters moment, since I don't go to the east coast cons or Cardiff, but to see him perform in one of my favorite plays is almost too much. I'm waiting for the karmic backlash, already.
ssddgr
Jun. 17th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
Congrats for the noms, and oh God how jealous I feel...!
ssddgr
Jun. 17th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
(about James. Hee...)
rebcake
Jun. 17th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
Thanks! I know! I'm jealous, and I'm going! At least everybody will get to hear it, once it's up on NPR. The Voice is a big part of the appeal, for many of us, I think.

Edited at 2009-06-17 06:00 am (UTC)
ssddgr
Jun. 17th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
It is. The audiobooks he reads always make me swoon...
jamalov29
Jun. 17th, 2009 10:09 am (UTC)
Have a wonderful time attending the play and tell us all about it. :)
rebcake
Jun. 17th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Will do.
shapinglight
Jun. 17th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
Have a great time at the play. :is very jealous:

Also, in my experience, writing Angel is the best way to get rid of your anger towards him. I've been annoyed/bored with Xander for years. Then I wrote him, and while he's still not a favourite, I don't mind him nearly as much any more.

And congrats on the noms.
rebcake
Jun. 17th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the encouragement re: Angel. I know I've got to get past this thing...

I really thought I'd never be able to join in on the Marsters Live fun, since he seems to do so much more on your side of the the world. You'd think, being so close to his hometown/youthful training ground (ACT in SF), that there'd be more of this stuff, but nope. Maybe he likes to keep it on the down low close to home. Wouldn't blame him a bit. But: a play! Zounds!
shapinglight
Jun. 18th, 2009 11:04 am (UTC)
You'll have a great time. mad_brilliant went and has posted a lovely pic.
ms_scarletibis
Jun. 18th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
First--congrats!!

Second--wah. I wanna see the play too :(

I know, I know--I'll shut up now :P
rebcake
Jun. 18th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It'll be my first live sighting. Unlike some people, who are accustomed to gettting up close and personal...
ms_scarletibis
Jun. 18th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
Well two things--if you have a silent, non flash camera, you can use it!

Second, be sure to wait at the exit door I think, for free autos and to meet James. So hey--you'll be able to get up close ;)
mere_ubu
Jun. 18th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
Lucky, lucky you! I hope you have a fantabulous time! I had only heard about JM as Jack/Earnest, but OMG, Charles Busch! *hands* That's gonna be hysterical! *peers over spectacles* I can't wait to hear all about it in the three page, double-spaced, typed report that you will provide immediately upon your return. Take good notes!

Congrats on the well-deserved noms, and good luck breaking that stupid-haired horse. Heee! Have you tried the old carrot-and-stick trick? *frowns* Ah, but maybe you weren't planning on writing more slash . . .
rebcake
Jun. 18th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
Hee! Have you read my con reports? You'll be lucky to get off with merely 3 pages!

So, yeah, Angel. Did you see up there where I said I've never written him? Right next to where I say I slashed? That was with Angel, and I even made him cry! Where is my brain? Don't answer that!
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