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26 April 2009 @ 02:21 pm
More awards  
Thanks to a tip from the lovely snowpuppies, I just found out that I won several awards at the latest rounds of forbiddenawards , ultimate_xander , and the absence_oflight awards for Off Route 17, Wool Over My Eyes, and The Cross. Although I've accrued five to my name in the last two years, I'm always fucking astonished and delighted when I get an award like this one: 

I feel beyond honored and want to thank all the judges, mods, artists and my fellow winners/nominees. I guess this means I should try and keep writing, huh?

Judges Comments: Wonderfully hot, well written and beautifully in character, this fic was amazing. I loved the characterization and I loved the slow build up to the actual sex scene.

Judges Comments: A great, hot, steamy and sweet one-shot fic. While it pulls on your heart strings it gets you all hot and bothered with some excellent coat room party sex. The writing is fabulous, it flows effortlessly and is simply beautiful to read.

petzipellepingo: congrats balloons by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on April 26th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, those are some very pretty awards.
ClawofCatclawofcat on April 27th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
eowyn_315: spike thumbs upeowyn_315 on April 26th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! :)
ClawofCat: cracked outclawofcat on April 27th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
W00t. Yay for the Bangel. Worked my ass off on that. I am noticing a trend though. I can't seem to actually win the het categories. Always runner up! I guess that's an indication that a good character study will always lose out to a more creative plot. Oh well.

Congrats to you, too. Lots of angsty love for Closure over at AoL.

I haven't forgotten about the Spuffy fic. I don't have quite so many obligations this week (last week was insane), so I'll probably be able to work on it today after the gym as long as I'm not utterly exhausted.

I was flipping through a book of mine where I write fic ideas and was reading over some of my scribble. *sigh* Good stuff in there. Just... time? Inclination? My brain is like "Yes, yes. Do fic." My body? "Please be kind to me. You need your sleeeep."
eowyn_315: Buffy pouteowyn_315 on April 27th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I kind of wish AoL had been around since I started writing, because a whole site dedicated to angst is so right up my alley. I suppose people could nom old stuff, but that rarely happens.

Anyway, re: fic, I've been going back over the ones we never went back to after you went to Cancun. I tried revising the Xander coma one - I decided the surprise reveal just didn't work, so I'm writing it so the reader knows it's Xander the whole time, but I'm not sure it's much better.

I don't really know about the writing thing. I've been fiddling lately (mostly out of sheer boredom) but I'm hesitant to declare my hiatus over (or even call it a hiatus rather than an "I quit") until I actually come up with something postable. It's not so much a time issue for me, since I've got so much of that I'm bored - it's more of a creative problem.
ClawofCat: Buffy just a girlclawofcat on April 27th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Everybody must embrace the angst! And Closure sure is one angsty fic. Shadows would tots win a crapload, too. Next round, I'll so nominate that. I should reread it anyway.

Why so bored? Are there activities you can join for the short-term before you're off to DC? (Will you be seeing Patti?)

You definately won't be bored if you start working out. That shit eats up your time like whoa. Have you thought about a gym? Not only is it good for you, but I get to talk to all my friends and co-workers about their gym experiences, too. It like dog walkers that talk about dogs all the time. Immersive common experience. I only wish there were more outlets for obsessive cat people! Or kiwi bird lovers...

I've found that now that I'm not inundated with school, my personal interests have come back, like my fascination with the natural world, evolution, animal life. It's disturbing how into unusual nature things I am. And how I like to watch random videos on youtube, like ermines vs. squirrels and tarsier eat crickets.

<--- Disturbed and loving it. Had to replace the porn with something.
eowyn_315: kitty stompeowyn_315 on April 27th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
Why so bored?

Not much to do? A big chunk of my free time was taken up with writing, and now that I don't have anything to write, I've got lots of free time.

Are there activities you can join for the short-term before you're off to DC?

Er, well, DC is actually on hold atm, so it wouldn't need to be short-term, but I think we've talked about how there's not really activities I'd want to join. I think I have less personal interests than I did when I was in school, because all my life, my interests have been tied to school activities. I wouldn't mind playing the piano more, but that will have to wait until I move to a bigger apartment.

I can't even express to you how much I dislike working out, lol. I actually don't need to join a gym - I have a fitness center right in my basement, and I never use it anymore.

I only wish there were more outlets for obsessive cat people!

OMG yes. This I would love.
Caseymidnite_holic on April 26th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
Congrats on your awards! They are well deserved!
ClawofCat: buffy smileclawofcat on April 27th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much. I even started looking through my notebook of fic ideas today. Awards (and comments, of course) are always motivating.
louise39: x congats   spike  squeelouise39 on April 26th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on all your awards!!
ClawofCat: pondersclawofcat on April 27th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks. My brain is restless about fic. I think it wants to write some, but feels kinda out of practice and shy. I'm not sure what to do about that. Stop going to work and sit intimately with my computer, probably.
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on April 27th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Wow! Congratulations!
ClawofCat: crapclawofcat on April 27th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
'Tis exciting. It makes me want to write more fic, but I still don't have anymore time than I did, not to mention I feel rusty. When I was in school and had lots of free time to sit around and procrastinate, it was a lot easier...

What to do?
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on April 27th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
*nods* I suspect I wouldn't have been nearly as prolific had I not had a job that required me to sit still and amuse myself for long stretches of time.
Sotia: bouncyssddgr on April 27th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
ClawofCat: giddyclawofcat on April 27th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! Look at that bunny. Too cute.

I wouldn't mind if that were a plot bunny. I feel antsy abour writing something, but it's not coming easily.
KSena: Swan by coffeecup_iconskseenaa on April 27th, 2009 09:10 am (UTC)
Congrats! Thats some awesome awards! :-D
ClawofCat: buffy poutclawofcat on April 27th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much. And i'd love to have some new material already, but my brain is limpy and not cooperating. *dramatic sigh*
Rebcake: hellorebcake on April 28th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
¡Yay! Very nice! Best Author! That's gotta put a spring in your step!

*sigh* I suppose I will have to read the Bangel...see what you do to people?
ClawofCat: Spuffy feel from insideclawofcat on April 28th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
Yes. It's always nice to get acknowledgement like that.

*sigh* I suppose I will have to read the Bangel...see what you do to people?
LOL. It's a good one. I promise. And for whatever it's worth, I wrote it as a Spuffy story. What goes down with Angel is my way of explaining how Buffy gets to her place with Spike in S6.