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10 October 2008 @ 07:50 am
Oh, my gosh!  
swawards: I really have no idea what to say.

If I did, it would sound kind of like: "Really? Really? ME!? Um... why?" (I'm totally assuming that I'm not the only person on livejournal to have asked that question upon seeing my name in the results, since I hardly posted anything in 2008. If I'm right about that, um, sorry.)

I... um... I've been feeling quite a bit like a talentless hack at life this year, then I saw this (weeks late -- seriously, that alone makes me unworthy), and had a little cry at my desk.

It's really awesome to be part (even if I'm sometimes absent) of a community full of writers and people I really admire. Seriously. I live to have the gift anr has with turns of phrase, the relentless pr0n-writing fingers of miera_c, the quirky fun ideas of aj (who very rightfully won Best Darkfic for "Dolce Vita," in one of her rare breaks from quirky fun THAT TRAUMATIZED ME FOR LIFE), the perseverence of melyanna in the series and novels she pens, the heretofore-unknown-to-me Mad Organizational Ski11z of irony_rocks... oh my gosh, I could go on.

Thanks. I am full of squeee and gratitude. <3

(Update: I'm done crying now and am now full of RABID GLEEE! OH SPARKY, OH FANDOM, OH JOHNANDLIZZIENEEDLOVEANDBABIESRIGHTNAO!)
 
 
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Tammy - never give up, never surrender: SG1 - S/J Groovy - besydbesyd on October 10th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!

{{{Mega Hugs}}}

Sadly, I have no SGA icons. So I give you my favorite S/J. :^D
Little Red: sg - sj plotting - lindir_jaxmylittleredgirl on October 10th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
It SHOULD be your favorite S/J because they are so wonderful in it!!!!

I should watch that episode again. :)
Jainabrightcupenny on October 10th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
You know why, right? It's because YOU'RE AWESOME. YES. You are.
Little Red: trek - sisko niners - nos'mylittleredgirl on October 10th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
Eeeeee!! <3 You are MORE AWESOME!
A.j.: atlantisotpaj on October 10th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
*hugs you to pieces* I got a bit breathless when "First Ten Years" won its award. I was all *flail* and pleased like an Aunt or something.

(And dude, I'm surprised I recovered from Dolce Vita. *shudders*)
Little Red: sga - sw happiness - jeepnymylittleredgirl on October 10th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Seriously! That went where ordinary darkfics fear to tread. Well done, A.j.!

You were so very importantly involved in "The First Ten Years." THE BROTHERS! DADDY WEIR! Oh, love.
Rafiki, the crazy baboon: huggie-manirony_rocks on October 10th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
Dude, I was so pleased when you won Best Author! I squeed! SO WORTHY, OMG.

CONGRATS! And you deserve all your special feelings of squee and pride!
Little Red: sga - sw want - magnavox_23mylittleredgirl on October 10th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
Eeeeee!!!!! *twitters madly* I think my chances were helped when Miera didn't submit her stuff for consideration. ;)

Congrats to YOU!!!!!! And you have banners and a website and everything! How the heck did you do it, girlfriend??
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on October 10th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
I think my chances were helped when Miera didn't submit her stuff for consideration. ;)

I think everybody's chances were helped along by that. ;)

How the heck did you do it, girlfriend??

Lots of help, omg. And no sanity to speak of in the first place, thus losing my mind was never really a problem to begin with. ;)
Little Red: mp - camelot - poisoninjestmylittleredgirl on October 10th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
I think I should do my own fanfic awards. Like, "the academy of one votes that THESE PEOPLE ARE AWESOME!"

But the awards should be completely random and specific. "Best Product Placement." (That one would have to go to that fruit-of-the-loom fic, which might have been A.j.'s?) "Best Use of a Monkey." (That category's wide open, I think.) ETC.
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on October 10th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
I think I should do my own fanfic awards. Like, "the academy of one votes that THESE PEOPLE ARE AWESOME!"

I often want to post something like this too! I would probably have more down-to-earth categories, though. Like Best Use of A Closet, or Balcony-Sex-On-A-Stick. Etc...
Little Red: sga - ronon cup of sex - jainamsolomylittleredgirl on October 10th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
Balcony sex on a stick? *giggles unnecessarily*
peanutbutterer: Lizpeanutbutterer on October 10th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
I'm totally assuming that I'm not the only person on livejournal to have asked that question upon seeing my name in the results, since I hardly posted anything in 2008.

I think it's a safe bet that no one else thought that. Your awards were very much deserved. =)

Congratulations!
Little Red: sga - lizzie temptress - goldie_galmylittleredgirl on October 10th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
You're so much massive sweetness. *hugs you* (At Starbucks today? They gave me a bagel with peanut butter in a packet, like you get salad dressing in! It was very weird.)

(And really, regardless of my own issues, it seemed like a good bet to assume there was wank involved in fic awards -- no matter which awards they are -- so put all together it seemed likely?)
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on October 10th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Aha! There wasn't wank! At least, not that I heard of. Granted, I doubt people would be filtering me into their wank-complaining-about-awards posts, but I generally think no body was wounded or hurt. Maybe that's me being optimistic, but I didn't hear any complaints.

Besides, anyone thinking you didn't deserve those awards, they're the ones being wanky.
Little Red: sga - sw do sex - unrehearsed_mylittleredgirl on October 10th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy for you! I've heard from lots of people that running awards can be really emotionally draining because of all the abuse, so I worried for you when you took this on. But you have won everyone over with your superior WINNINGNESS.

Isn't it crazy how that image in our icons is, like, the most lasting Sparky image? No wonder some of us were sold from day one.
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on October 10th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
These icons are love. Plus, Lizzie looks exceptionally hot in a black suit. She wore suits like no one else, man.
Little Red: sga - lizzie temptress - goldie_galmylittleredgirl on October 10th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
John totally has mixed fantasies about her in suits. On the one hand, it's weird, because she only wears them on Earth, and it's just weird being on Earth and seeing her being politically manhandled by all these IOA bigwigs.

On the other hand, they're damned hot.

It's a problem.
Rafiki, the crazy baboon: grope!S/Wirony_rocks on October 10th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
In the end, he usually ends up declaring them hot and not thinking about it too much. It's easier that way, and besides, fantasies about Lizzie always win. Even over rationalities.
Little Red: sga - sw do sex - unrehearsed_mylittleredgirl on October 10th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, oh, it so does!

--

Elizabeth usually asks John to repeat himself for only two reasons: One, she assumed he's talking to himself and wasn't listening, or two, she wants to emphasize exactly how strange the words coming out of his mouth really sound.

"'It's probably the dry-cleaning'?"

It's possible he was only talking to himself, because he looks a little surprised. He shrugs. "You know."

She's pretty sure she doesn't know. She can't think of a single thing he might have broken that would be fixed by dry-cleaning. "John? I'm starting to think you breathed a little too much fresh mountain air last week." They've been back on Atlantis for four days now, but are still playing catch-up with everything they missed in only two days away.

He gives her a lazy sort of ha, ha look. "I was just thinking..." he twitches one shoulder, like his neck is out. "Our laundry facilities here are pretty limited."

He makes a good point -- they've been here three years and still haven't figured out how Ancients cleaned their clothes -- but why he's making that point eludes her.

But then, she's long learned that thinking too much about why John Sheppard says or does certain things can only lead to madness.

"And you're bemoaning the lack of dry-cleaning?" Madness or not, she has never been good at just letting things go. She has to work on that. "What, you want to wear your dress uniform more often?"

He looks disgusted. "Thanks, but twice a year is more than enough. Forget it."

"Okay..."

She returns her attention to the status report in front of her and tries not to sneak too many glances over at him, to see if his face will betray anything about where his train of thought is likely to head next.

"I was just thinking, you never wear civvies anymore."

"There's not much point in- wait, weren't you the one who was all in favor of that three years ago?" The exact conversation had been something a little less about favor and a little more about John Sheppard struggling with his new boundaries and insinuating not-too-subtly that the military personnel weren't always going to respond very well to a leader in a blouse and designer jeans.

She can tell John remembers the conversation, because he winces a little bit. "Yeah. Well, I didn't really expect you to do it. Before Atlantis, you used to wear suits and stuff all the time."

"You were right, though -- there's no reason to stand on a business dress code all the way out here. Believe me, I was just as glad to get back to this galaxy and get rid of the pumps and nylons the other day as you were to get out of your dress uniform."

He shrugs and says "I suppose," like that's the end of their very bizarre conversation.

It's another minute before she realizes that she should let this one go, really, but she isn't going to. "Wait, why were you thinking about my clothes, anyway?"

He doesn't answer, looking very intently -- or pretending to look -- at the report on his laptop screen. "Did you see this? McKay authorized tapping the energy conduits in the North Pier without checking with Sotelo first."

She gives him a glare, but he ignores it. Really, she's probably not going to get an answer.

The fact that she even asked the question is...

Maybe she's going mad faster than she thought.
Rafiki, the crazy baboonirony_rocks on October 10th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
SQUEE!
"What, you want to wear your dress uniform more often?"

He looks disgusted. "Thanks, but twice a year is more than enough. Forget it."


And fangirls cry out in disappointment everywhere. (And suddenly, I flash back to your Zero Point Snark reviews, and realize we've never seen John Sheppard shirtless, either. Woe.)

"Wait, why were you thinking about my clothes, anyway?"

He doesn't answer, looking very intently -- or pretending to look -- at the report on his laptop screen.


Oh, Lizzie, your cluelessness is adorable.

Little Red: sga - sw jealous rain - ethelineshermanmylittleredgirl on October 10th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
Re: SQUEE!
I flash back to your Zero Point Snark reviews, and realize we've never seen John Sheppard shirtless, either. Woe.

Seriously! (And - Seriously? They NEVER ponied that one up? THE SUCK!)

Lizzie's cluelessness is kind of endearing. :) Usually, I suspect when she asks leading questions like that, it's because she knows DARNED WELL and wants to make him squirm. However, we can forgive her for being confused at times. That boy knows how to send a mixed signal.
Rafiki, the crazy baboon: grope!S/Wirony_rocks on October 10th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
Re: SQUEE!
Seriously! (And - Seriously? They NEVER ponied that one up? THE SUCK!)

The unforgivable suck! But that is the PTB for you. *sigh* Though speaking of John and Elizabeth in scrumptious civilian clothes: Link! John Sheppard in a suit, and Elizabeth in a red dress. OMG. What more could you ask for?

And you know what? Now I've got this notion in my head of how they're both back on Earth, in Earth clothes, and Lizzie buys lingerie. Which basically explodes John's brains to melty-goo.

Gah, I don't have time to write these fics!
miera_c: jealousmiera_c on October 11th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
Re: SQUEE!
Seriously? They NEVER ponied that one up? THE SUCK!)

SPOILER ALERT - they have now. *g* I'm sure screencaps will be flooding the intarwebz soon - END SPOILER ALERT
miera_cmiera_c on October 12th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
Re: SQUEE!
Little Red: peanuts - oh great pumpkinmylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
Re: SQUEE!
THANK YOU, JESUS!

Or, you know, whichever deity is in charge of such things.
anranr on October 11th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
HEE!
peanutbutterer: Cutiepeanutbutterer on October 10th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
That is weird. When I want peanut butter to go I just take a bunch of Reeses and eat the chocolate off of them. Easy. Portable. Tasty.

I didn't hear about any wank on these awards, actually. IR ran a very tight ship, and (at the risk of mixing my metaphors) it seemed to go off without a hitch.
Little Red: sga - sw happiness - jeepnymylittleredgirl on October 10th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
LOL! Now I want Reese's!! And since I just realized I forgot my lunch at home...
anranr on October 11th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
You are totally deserving of the awards!! Absolutely no question about it.
Little Red: peanuts - *smak*mylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
*smooches you madly*

I was so delighted to see you had won best fic, for you are the mostest of most deserving!
anranr on October 15th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
*smooches back* Oh, you!
Andy: sparkybaby#4ankareeda on October 11th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
Congratulations! *throws Sparky babies confetti* You totally deserve it. *hands out an Oscar for best writing*

RABID GLEEE! OH SPARKY, OH FANDOM, OH JOHNANDLIZZIENEEDLOVEANDBABIESRIGHTNAO!
Oh, totally! SPARKY BABIES FTW, WORLD DOMINATION, GALAXY AND WHATEVER... *lol*
Little Red: xf - scully baby - carolinamylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
YES YES YES, SPARKY LOVECHILDREN NEED TO OCCUR AND THEY SHOULD BE AS CUTE AS THE INFANT IN YOUR ICON AND EEE.
miera_c: john elizabeth wipemiera_c on October 11th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
And predictably, I wrote smut today. *facepalm*

I'm getting predictable in my old age.
Little Red: b5 - ivanova oven - crazybeemylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHA...

Not that there's anything wrong with that!

<3