If you want to make an author or artist's day, go ahead and share your favorite things from the Buffyverse last year on buffyversetop5. You have until 6 PM GMT on January 18th to share your joy there.
You can also nominate the work you've enjoyed for an award! I'm thrilled that someone(s) nominated a few stories I wrote last year, which is just plain kind and makes me all sorts of happy. The noms:
Time Is Tight in the Best Willow/Other Female Fic, Best Alternate Universe, Best Willow Characterization categories at the Willowy Goodness Awards
Giles and the Mountain in The Watcher Watchers (Best Gen) and The Rather British (Best Characterization) categories in the 2016 Headline Awards, aka tonyhead_awards
When You Wish Upon A Bar in the Doomed (Best Het) and Hairy Eyeball (Readers Choice) categories of Round 11 of the Running With Scissors Awards, aka rwsawards
I managed to get a very mild version of the cold that laid MiAmor out flat, but it's all better now. He missed McDiva's 20th birthday celebration due to feeling awful, but the rest of us enjoyed saying goodbye to her teenaged years. *sniff*
We're mourning both David Bowie and Alan Rickman. McDiva was understandably bereft by both, but she's been so into Bowie the last few years that it hit her hard. At least I can take comfort in knowing that I raised her to appreciate the finer things, I suppose. I'm grateful to have been around to enjoy their work. I don't think I'm in the "saved my actual life" category of fan, but wow did they both have that delicious, seductive, quality that made me watch and listen. I've been really enjoying Bowie's music when it pops up in films the last few years, too. The Life Aquatic was particularly fantastic in that respect, with Seu Jorge highlighting just how good the songs were, even without the cultural trappings of electrification and glamor. I may be watching Velvet Goldmine* again soon, and am holding out hope that Iggy Pop will have a good, long run. With Rickman, I can't even begin to choose a favorite film. Maybe I should try something I haven't seen yet. Are any of you familiar with Bottle Shock or Perfume?
I'm headed to yet another memorial tomorrow. This time a beloved professor who lived large and long.
*Velvet Goldmine doesn't have Bowie in it, but it evokes the fandom of the era like whoa. What with Marc Bolan, Lou Reed, and Bowie (not to mention all of the Ramones and Lux Interior) all gone it's feeling like a real, historical moment, which is what it was, I suppose. Who'd have thought that Iggy and Eno would be the last men standing? Oh, and Bryan Ferry, too. *sigh*
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