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Feeling the Enjoyment?

Hey kids! It's been awhile, but there's all sorts of stuff to be excited about these days. Fandomwise, that is.

1. There's the cool new archive site, Archive of Our Own, run by the Organization of Transformative Works. You can post your non-Spuffy stuff, your short stuff, and your NC17 stuff (*whistles*). By stuff, I mean fic, but the images I've posted have gone through just dandy. It's, well, neat! Easily searchable, too. People keep trawling for invites, but I just signed up and they sent me a code in less than a day.

2. seasonal_spuffy has, alas, come to the end of the Fall 2009 round , and what a round it was. I'm still catching up. But once I have, all is not lost because msclawdia is posting a new story! I'm afraid it won't get the attention it deserves because she seems to be posting only on her journal. If you like emotionally resonant, well-plotted, generally non-pr0n Spike and Buffy with great dialogue, she'll set you right up. The story is untitled at present, but just go check it out. And leave feedback, as she's been gone awhile and could probably use some encouragement.

3. Words on the Wind Awards is very, very ambitious. They've got at least a dozen fandoms, and loads of categories for each, so go forth and nominate. Two of my stories have supposedly been nommed, which is so cool of somebody out there, but the nominees page hasn't been updated in awhile, and they don't have any Buffy-esque nominee buttons up yet, so I'm holding off on any announcement for now. Weirdly, every fandom has a "Best Wedding" category, which I would think would be hard to fill, but there is already a slash Xander story in contention. Maybe I underestimated the amount of wedding!fic out there.

4. Late to the party, as always, we've started watching Season 1 of Supernatural. I've heard that only girls watch that show, which surprises me because THE CAR is, like, the best male supporting character ever. Or female, if you think of cars that way. Every time they open those creaking doors and slam 'em shut, I get a happy. Which is multiple times each episode. Are '67 Impalas a girl thing? Really? Can any of you gents out there explain this to me? Yeah, yeah, the boys are pretty. (as are the girls-of-the-week), but what gets me is the gleefully throwback quality. Homemade EMF/Walkman? That's totally something my dad would do if he was a rogue demon hunter. I've known so many of these guys (both the Zeppelin Rules ones and the Stanford Grad ones) that it feels pretty real. Good times. (Note to the parents on the list: pretty intense. Wouldn't recommend for 12 and under. But, you know your kid best.)

5. The cancellation of Dollhouse
is not so enjoyable. *sigh* First, Pushing Daisies, and now this. Why do they always cancel the weird stuff? Have I answered my own question?

ETA: 6. Check out this not-entirely accurate, but pretty dang funny article on Buzzy Multimedia, "Why We Need Spike".

On the home front, it looks like we're hosting Thanksgiving. Mmmmm, leftovers!



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Nov. 17th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for a link to msclawdia's story - I think I'm hooked.

I nommed several BtVS fics at WotWA, but, so far, none of them has made the list. "Best wedding" category is something new - as is "best holiday" category. I'm looking forward to the nominees.

The cancellation of Dollhouse made me scream with frustration. I knew the show has a very little chance of surviving, but it's still sad.
Nov. 17th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think it's taking the WotWA folks awhile to update their many, many lists. I hope they haven't taken on too much at once.

I always enjoy MsClawdia's stuff, so it's great that she's back.

I am happy that we'll have 26 Dollhouse episodes to chew on. That's better than Firefly.
Nov. 17th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
AO3 actually sounds maybe worthwhile; I haven't archived my fic anywhere (bad, though typical, for an actual archivist. Oops).

Ze weddingfic: I take it you're not a Star Trek Reboot fan? Cuz - there's a special comm (space_married) and a *ton* of wedding fic around - and that's just in Kirk/McCoy fandom, where I lurk. They haz kewl adventures and then they get married. It's... really, really weird, actually. I assume it must happen in other fandoms, if not the Jossverse, and has been carried over to ST with the new wave of fans.

Oooh yeah! I have written a wedding fic: it's the first section of Theory and Practice. Of course, Faith and Giles are already married, and the ceremony happens only in the shortlived fantasies of their friends... Hmm. Must try harder.

Dollhouse: sniff. I hope they have great plans for the last few eps. It's such a great premise, I want it to be followed through.
Nov. 17th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
I actually am a fan of Star Trek Reboot, in a low key way. I am a fan of many things, but only Jossverse stuff inspires me to write and read Thee Fic. So, no I wasn't aware of an entire Kirk/McCoy wedding community! That's so hardcore.

Putting my stuff up on AO3 has made me realize that many of my works are sort-of sideways crossovers. The Mikado (Topsy Turvy), Love at First Bite, Alice in Wonderland (the ride), American folktales, Discworld (sort of), In Flanders Fields (the poem) and Trek TOS, so far, with a possible Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer one in the works. I blame my interdisciplinary degree for this! Anyway, you should do that archiving thing! They have this cool "series" feature, so that you can reorder things as you go along. Which would be useful for you, I'll bet.

I'm taking it one day at a time over Dollhouse. My network, she doesn't understand me.

Edited at 2009-11-17 11:30 pm (UTC)
Nov. 17th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
5. The cancellation of Dollhouse is not so enjoyable. *sigh* First, Pushing Daisies, and now this. Why do they always cancel the weird stuff? Have I answered my own question?

:sigh: I think I'm the same. :misses Dollhouse already:
Nov. 17th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
I keep trying to find the silver lining, but all I get is dull grey. On to watch more muscle cars and blaring 70s rock. (Our posts are crossing over!)
Nov. 17th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Pushing Daisies wasn't weird unless you're pitching it to someone who hasn't seen it. *giggles* It's the most uplifting, happy, warm fuzzies inducing, vividly colourful amazing show ever. And it has Lee Pace in it. *glomps Lee Pace furiously*

I have yet to watch Dollhouse but I'm all sorts of pissed off it's been canned anyway. And they almost canned Chuck. Why is it that the cool shows get cancelled and the crappy stuff keeps going and going and going and gets re-re-re-re-runs on TV?

Here in NZ, they subject us to endless rerunds of Friends, and Home Improvement, and The Nanny. *blah*

Nov. 17th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
I think it's because people are dumb. Or something.
Nov. 18th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
Nov. 18th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
msclawdia is posting a new story!

She posting it-- yeah! She had me look over a couple chapters as a WIP and I'm so, so hooked. She doesn't get nearly the recognition she deserves IMO!
Nov. 18th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
Lucky goil! She's one of my favorites, because it's all so beautifully balanced. I'm really happy she's back!
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