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Subject:Slashers Rejoice!
Time:07:23 pm

It’s been a red-letter couple of months for slashers….
 
First Dumbledore was outed by his creator, then I was listening to NPR and the producers of Sesame Street pretty much admitted that, yes, Bert and Ernie are a couple, then there was the fantastic coming out episode Doppelganger on SGA, and finally, the nominations for the McShep Awards are out! And can we just take a minute to admire the manip they are using for the banner and say… yummmmmm.
 
 
 
 

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::Fans self, splashes cold water on my face, thinks of England::
 
Okay, back to the squeeing!
 
Because, yay for me, I was nominated! Seriously, this is one award that it really, truly is an honor just to be nominated because I really don’t expect to win anything given the massive talent that’s out there and the truly phenomenal slash writers I’ve seen posting thanks on their LJs for the same nominations. So, to anyone who thought any of my stuff was good enough to even be in the same league with these folks, thank you so very, very, much!
 
Honestly, I didn’t even think I was nominated because there was a glitch with the notification email reaching me. And a special thanks to springwoof for letting me know that I was on the “missing” list the admins had posted on their site. Then, I was left wondering, which one was nominated. Ends up there were four on the list, and that just totally floored me.
 
Gift Horse- This one is special because it was my first solo slash fic (Okay, technically, it was my second. But the first was for a zine and I never get feedback for zine fics so I never know if anyone has even read it much less enjoyed it and it was in the huge and totally amazing two-volume zine, Surfacing, with many of those same phenomenal slash writers, so I just assumed it was lost in the squeeing over those other fics) But Gift Horse was the first slash fic I really put out there for public consumption and made me think, huh, maybe I can handle this slash thing on my own.
 
The Pegasus Device- It fills me with all sorts of warm fuzzies to see this one nominated because it means so very much to me on a personal level. Do you ever have a fic that just has the need to be written and you really feel a little part of you is in it when it’s done? I’ve had three in my life… Triptych, Velocity Asymptotic, and The Pegasus Device. I actually missed this AU version of the boys when I finished because they had become so real to me. So, yeah, seeing my baby recognized makes me all kinds of happy.
 
A Bed Too Small- Timing alone shocked me with this one since it just came out, but it’s fun to see that people appreciate it when I try something new. And the fact is, I almost didn’t post this just because it was something I was playing with, but then I thought, eh, maybe someone will get a snicker out of it… and people actually did. *G*
 
Flight Plan- There’s always one that comes out of left field, and this is the one. Because, seriously, I thought only about a dozen people read it. Evidently one of those dozen thought it deserved a nomination. So, thanks so much, loyal reader, whoever you are. *G*
 
I have to say that the McShep Award site is great… very easy to place the nominations with those very simple and straight forward pull down menus, very organized (I mean, seriously, they’re turning around from nominating to voting in about a month… that’s unheard of), and I love that they took the time to try to locate those of us who had email problems and didn’t receive the initial notification. So kudos to you guys!
 
And finally, a huge, huge thanks to my betas…. kodiak_bearwho raises the quality of everything she touches and is always willing to help when I come groveling to her door *G*. And of course, Koschka, part motivational speaker, part partner in crime, always my BFF. Luv you guys! 

And another huge thank you to everyone who reads and comments on the fics, not to mention nominates them for awards, because it means tons to me. {{{{{{hugggggggs}}}}}} to you all!




 
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kimberlyfdr
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Time:2007-11-28 03:58 am (UTC)
the producers of Sesame Street pretty much admitted that, yes, Bert and Ernie are a couple

I....was not aware of this.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-11-28 02:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was honestly kind of surprised myself. But they were talking about a new DVD coming out of classic Sesame Street moments and the woman conducting the interview said something like, "When I watch these scenes now it's pretty obvious, Bert and Ernie are a couple." And the producer went on about, "Yeah, we've never set out to make social statements but we wanted to show a diverse group... yada yada yada." So, it sounded like he was agreeing with her observation. *G*
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spacedmonkey
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Time:2007-11-28 05:57 am (UTC)
Congrats!
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-11-28 02:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks so very much! I really am surprised.
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spacedmonkey
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Time:2007-11-28 06:42 pm (UTC)
I love all your fic, seriously, but I'm so very pleased that The Pegasus Device got nominated because I adore that story so much that I want to make people read it.

(Also very excited because I was nominated for the first time this year and although I know I'm not going to win a thing, I'm like a five year old at christmas about the nomination).
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-11-29 03:59 am (UTC)
Well, then, by all means, make people read it! Hold them at gunpoint if need be. *G* Seriously, Pegasus Device makes me happiest, too, because it just wanted to be told and I just went along for the ride myself. And congratulations to you!!! Nominations are so totally cool because, for me anyway, I feel like at least one person out there was moved by something I wrote, and that's what it's all about. So, go on and get down with your bad self! *G*
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chopchica
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Time:2007-11-28 06:03 am (UTC)
I lurk like mad and suck at commenting, but I wanted to let you know that not only did I read Slither, I love it more than all of the other stories combined, and it fills me with unbelievable glee every single time I read it (which is quite often).

And I love pretty much everything else you've written as well. I'm just really shy about commenting to new people, so that's it for me.

Congratulations!
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-11-28 02:40 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwww. You have no idea how happy that makes me to hear that and how flattering it is considering the other authors and quality of fics in that zine. Slither is just pure all out romantic angst with a happy ending and it really has a soft spot in my heart, too. And thanks so much for delurking! Don't be shy! I remember you from some wonderful things you had to say about our likethekoschka fics... and just so you know, we're working on a new one of those. *G*
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chopchica
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Time:2007-11-28 05:12 pm (UTC)
What I loved most about Slither is the way you perfectly used the dynamic of a John and Rodney who are both totally in love with each other and *know* it and *know* they'll be together sexually someday, and for now, that's okay with them, because they still get to be together in every other way that counts and be there for each other. It's such an incredibly hard dynamic to pull off and you did it so wonderfully.

EEEE, really? A new one? That's so exciting!
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-11-29 04:19 am (UTC)
You know, when I agreed to do the zine, I had an idea for a fic where John is in danger of being booted for don't ask, don't tell for the same reasons in the fic, except that there was nothing going on between them. Then, after Rodney makes his sacrifice because he secretly loves John and wants him to be happy so he leaves so John can stay on Atlantis, John realizes that he really was in love with Rodney so he goes after him in Mexico. But when I started writing it, the boys were already in love, I had no choice in the matter, that's what they wanted, so who was I to argue? And I ended up with this really odd combination of a physical first time but a emotionally established relationship. And honestly, I was a nervous wreck that anyone would believe such a thing would exist between them. To me, I could see it being feesable and believable, but you never know if anyone else is going to buy it. So, long story short (too late) I'm glad that the dynamic did work for you because if you don't believe they would make that conscious decision not to be together sexually eventhough they admit they're in love, it just won't work.
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dovil
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Time:2007-11-28 06:03 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-11-28 02:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks so very much!
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bluespirit_star
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Time:2007-11-28 08:20 am (UTC)
Congratulations - very well deserved noms!
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-11-28 02:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very much! I was just totally floored to have four nominated. It really does mean tons when this happens.
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from_the_corner
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Time:2007-11-28 08:22 am (UTC)
Well, duh.. You so totally deserve it. *g*
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-11-28 02:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very much! I'm so glad you think so. I'm still a little amazed by it.
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margec01
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Time:2007-11-29 01:07 am (UTC)
I love all your stories, both gen and slash. I really got into the characters of the Pegasus Project myself, and wouldn't mind at all if you'd like to revisit them at a future time. Say, on one of their first away missions? (g)

I'm sure that more than a dozen people read Flight Plan, but I really loved how it was a fairly simple story, but had meaning on several levels. Even if your stories don't win, the nominations mean that other people will discover new fics that deserve to be read by all. Good luck!
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-11-29 04:27 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! Nominations like this really are a great way to get new readers who never knew you existed. So, yeah, I really have no delusions that I'll win, but it wonderful to be thought of. As to the Pegasus Device, I have thought of doing a good old fashion team fic with the boys, Teyla and Ronon on a mission. I just need to do some research and find a good historical event during the war to tie it to. So, don't be surprised if you see them again. *G*
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springwoof
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Time:2007-11-29 04:32 am (UTC)
I'd love to see more in the Pegasus Device 'verse. That was a really awesome AU, and I very much loved both the AU and your characters in it...
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-11-29 04:39 am (UTC)
I've got several fics lined up and I need to think up a gen fic for a zine, but going back to that little 'verse is definitely on my to do list. I was marking something on the calendar the other day and saw Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Day, and started thinking about them. And then I was watching an ep of Torchwood set during the blitz and missed them the entire weekend. *G* I'm such a sap.
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margec01
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Time:2007-11-30 01:54 am (UTC)
I finally got the chance to get over to look at all the nominations. My goodness! I can't believe the number of stories nominated for most of the various categories. I've looked at about seven categories so far and I have no idea how I'll ever be able to choose just ONE story in any of them.

And, wow, several new fics I haven't ever seen before. Wheee! Lots to read. I didn't REALLY need to get ready for the holidays now, did I?
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springwoof
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Time:2007-11-29 04:31 am (UTC)
YAY! truly well-deserved, m'dear! congratulations!
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-11-29 04:40 am (UTC)
Thanks so very much! And thanks for pointing out I was on the missing list, else I'd never have known.
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