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31 January 2008 @ 09:59 pm
Rogue Poet Awards  

Rogue Poet Awards announced their winners today and Tea for Two and  Unsung Heroes snagged awards for Best General runner-up and Best Het runner-up. I have warm squishy feelings for both of these stories, and am thrilled that the judges felt the same. They both highlight some rather unusual pairings, and mark the first time I ever wrote Tara and Angel as main characters in a fic. Tea for Two was originally meant to be a scene in a longer story that I scrapped, and good thing! It makes for a very tidy stand-alone as is. 

I also extend my congrats to

eowyn_315shapinglight, botiasherself_nyc, and [info]snowpuppies for their wins. This round had some really phenomenal angst represented, and I cannot highly enough recommend Ebbing of the Tide. It will gut you and stomp on your heart. A beautiful piece of writing that reflects on the importance of memory and loss, it should not be missed. Heroes in Hell is one of the most original and fun Spuffy fics I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Join Buffy on a sojourn through hell to rescue a damned Spike, who believes he deserves every bit of torment that's inflicted on him. Expect edge of your seat suspense, wonderful characterization, entertaining OCs, angst, sex, and humor. 

So, in short, check out the winners, cause there are some real damn good ones.



Isn't the Angel/Faith plaque bootiful?. But I gotta wonder, what happened to poor Tara on the General award? She's what makes that ficlet cool!
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Mspankulert on February 1st, 2008 10:12 am (UTC)
First off, congrats on the wins :) Looking forward to reading them. Also checking out 'Ebbing of the Tide', since I do love me a good stomping of the heart. hehe

Your journal looks very much up my alley so I've gone aheadand friended you. Hope you don't mind.
ClawofCat: faith darkslayerclawofcat on February 1st, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
First off, congrats on the wins :) Looking forward to reading them.
Thank you!

Also checking out 'Ebbing of the Tide', since I do love me a good stomping of the heart.
Oh, don't we all? I live for angst. I beta'd that story, and E just did a fantastic job.

Your journal looks very much up my alley so I've gone aheadand friended you. Hope you don't mind.
Friend away! There's a pretty wide selection of pairings for you to choose from on my sidebar, so hopefully you'll find something of interest. Most of my fics are heavy on angst and/or sex, FYI. And I obviously love Spike with the ladies. But Faith's my girl and the two fics I'm working on at the moment both star her.
M: Faith Angelspankulert on February 1st, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
I don't pick fics from pairings. As long as it's got story/good dialogue/ICness, I don't really care.

And Faith's my girl. Back off!

hehe no, but really. I've almost done 2 whole 100 icons challenges with her already, and considering I only started iconising like 2-3 months ago, that's a lot. Really like writing her too. Thinking of expanding my latest drabble into a character piece, because there was so much I wanted to fit in there.
ClawofCat: angelfaith darkclawofcat on February 1st, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, can you link me to your icons? I'm an utter Faith icon whore. It's embarassing how many I have saved for LJ rotation.

If you like Faith, can I recommend to you the work of only_passenger? She has a few Faith stories up and/or in-progress/in the works that you may enjoy. Her other fiction is also spectacular. Very unique writing style.
M: Faith orpheus face reddishspankulert on February 1st, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
It's under the tag 100iconchal in my journal, so should be easy to find:)

only_passanger sounds awefully familiar, I'll go check her journal out. Odds are if she's a good writer I've already got some fics of hers bookmarked, but then I've got a list about as long as my arm now. heh
M: ComicB Faith memoriesspankulert on February 3rd, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
Indeed I had read a couple of her fics allready, one currently residing in my mems. Have her friended now, so I'll keep up :)

Icons are http://maharet83.livejournal.com/18769.html & http://maharet83.livejournal.com/5725.html
Shapinglightshapinglight on February 1st, 2008 12:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the pimp, love. And congrats to you too.
ClawofCat: feel aliveclawofcat on February 1st, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
I remember blasting through that fic when you first posted it and not leaving any comments. On my next read-through I'll be sure to leave f/b. I feel guilty =(

Edited at 2008-02-01 04:54 pm (UTC)
Shapinglightshapinglight on February 2nd, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
No problem. I'm just glad you enjoyed it.
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on February 1st, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
There really are some wonderful fics that won this round. Yours among them - Congratulations.
ClawofCatclawofcat on February 1st, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks! *snuggles* Yeah, I was very impressed with this round. I've never read any of beer_good_foamy's fic, but I keep hearing wonderful things about her. Here's my chance!
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on February 1st, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
"Her" is a he, and yes, he's pretty amazing. Mostly drabbles and short things (that I've read, anyway). He's very good. This was a really spectacular round. I hope it continues. Then I can go back to using award sites as my reading list. :)
shawty got flava like a peach lifesaver: btvs: fuffy black and whiteonly_passenger on February 1st, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
congrats, sweet. two very deserving stories.

i started writing the first scene of buffy/faith...stuff for Angels yesterday. i want to get some more writing done this coming week. i'm going to prioritize it and see what happens.
ClawofCat: angelfaith darkclawofcat on February 1st, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, stuff. I hope it's pregnant stuff, cause... mmm. I'm sorry I haven't had time or inspiration on our game of tag. Maybe this weekend? I'll try and eek out 200 words and kick it back.

Was sneakily writing Fangel shower porn at work yesterday. Um, would it be bad to have Faith think of something really disturbing and morbid about Angel while they're getting it on? I think it's an honest observation, but it could jar readers out of the story. It has to do with corpses and being water-logged. Ocean/shower scenario. You get me.
shawty got flava like a peach lifesaver: mama icons: support single momsonly_passenger on February 1st, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
you have a fetish, i think. knocked up girls. you should post a personal ad, in search of one. *wink*

this is only funny to me because i tend to stop dating women during their pregnancies, or really pull back, especially sexually. it isn't anything at all to do with finding pregnant bodies unattractive or thinking of pregnant women as asexual. i had stuff go down during my pregnancy (you know), and that might be it. i'm always afraid i'll break them or something.

but yeah, re: the buffy/faith, it is when she's pg. when i finish the scene maybe i'll send it to you even though it's non-sequential, for fun.

re: the fangel: don't know. depends on how you frame it. that that gritty stuff i like, but yeah, delicacy is required when you want to use it. as usual, if you want my opinion, feel free to send--the whole thing or just that scene.


Herself_nycherself_nyc on February 1st, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
ClawofCat: hugsclawofcat on February 1st, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Send my love to Traddles. Fingers crossed for you two. Getting old sucks, no matter what the species.
eowyn_315: Hairpullereowyn_315 on February 2nd, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
Congrats, my dear! And thanks for the wonderful pimpage. :)
Shapinglightshapinglight on February 4th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
I'm confused suddenly.

Didn't you have a new Faith/Angel fic up? I was going to read it, but now it's vanished.
ClawofCat: angelfaith darkclawofcat on February 4th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
Nope! I'm still writing it. Maybe you saw the award announcement link to one of the other parts, instead?

It will probably be another two weeks or so until it's ready.