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IMPORTANT REMINDER
by UncagedMuse (raemcn)
at July 10th, 2009 (12:15 pm)

Hi everyone, I wanted to quickly remind you all to please check the word count on short, short fics before nominating them. I have had several noms for several categories that the ficlet can not go into. Any fic under 500 words is considered a drabble. Any fic from 500-1000 is considered a ficlet and can only be nommed in those categories. The reason they can only be nommed in those two categories is simply because we want them to have a chance at winning an award. We have found that putting them up against longer fic tends to get them overlooked completely.

Also, Best Ficlet category is full, and any ficlet that has already been nommed up to today, that does not make it on the list due to cut off limit, will be held over for our next regular round's nominations.


Thanks and I must run to work,
Rae co-owner FFA

UncagedMuse [userpic]
And the Nominees Are...
by UncagedMuse (raemcn)
at July 6th, 2009 (12:12 pm)

Let me clear up one small thing; "*pending acceptance" means that the fic has passed screening, we have sent an email to the author/artist, and are waiting on the author/artist to accept the nomination. Once they accept, pending will be removed, but if they never email us an acceptance, or decline the nomination altogether, then it will be removed from nominations.

All/No Pairing Section
This section is for gen(character centered) and all pairing fics. That includes threesomes/moresomes. There are 6 total categories.


Best Drabble (Up to 500 words) *Closed*

1) Nine by Kitty Poker (Spike/Xander)
2) Naughty Childer by Heeroluva (Angelus/William)
3) Always His Girl (Gen, S/B implied) by UncagedMuse
4) Tick Tock, Hear the Clock by Kudagirl (Buffy)
5) Losing the Battle by only_passenger (Spike/Buffy)
6) Do Me No Good by angearia (Lorne, Darla)
7) Cardboard Memorial by gabrielleabelle (Spike, Andrew)
8) An Evil Name Should Be Like Lex, or Voldemort, or… by deirde1 (Andrew, Jonathan, Warren)
9) I Wish I Was Still In Your Dreams by angelus2hot (Buffy/Angel implied, Buffy/Riley implied)
10) 10 Minutes 'Til Heaven by angelus2hot (Buffy/Angel)
11) Sacrifice by Spikesdeb (Cordelia)
12) Scars by Jasonsnene (Giles/Lindsey)


Best Ficlet (501-1000 words) *Closed*

1) The Flowers You Gave Me by Hands of Blue (Dawn, Spike)
2) The Problem With Normal by Snogged (Buffy/Angel)
3) Tea and Crumbling by Gabrielle (Willow, Spike)
4) Hiding in Plain Sight by Heeroluva (Spike/Xander)
5) Hemoglobin by Snowpuppies (Fred)
6) Hiding by Bruttimabuoni (Fred)
7) The Morning After by Cordy69 (Angel, Cordelia)
8) Gemini by only_passenger (Buffy/Faith)
9) Burn Marks by Clawofcat (Spike/Buffy)
10) Just Dancing by clawofcat and only_passenger (Faith/Dawn)
11) Capturing the Moment by Bruttimabuoni (Buffy/Angel)
12) Ships that Pass Into Type by HonorH (parody gen)


Best Gen Fic (character/plot centered, no pairing) *Closed*

1) Her Gift by Lily Lovely (Dawn)
2) Out of the Grey by Gabrielle (Angel, Willow, Spike)
3) In Faith's Shadow by Snowpuppies (Faith, Xander)
4) Feet of Clay by ubiquirk (Giles)
5) A Glimmer of Hope by Elisabeth (Oz, Angel)
6) Angels in the Architecture by only_passenger (Faith, Buffy)
7) Hiywan's Story by stormwreath (The First Slayer)
8) Exiles by Nwhepcat (Oz, Sam Winchester BtVS/SPN crossover)
9) Seraph by snickfic (Spike, Dawn)
10) Water Tight by Cordy69 (Ats Group)
11) Ministers of Grace by penny_lane_42 (Drusilla)
12) Terror Aboard the Persephone! by girlpire (btvs/ats ensemble)


Unique Universe (crossovers w/TV, movies, books, etc.)

1) Bunny, Buffy, What’s The Difference by Mmooch (Buffy centered x-over w/NCIS)
2) Alone, Lost, And Found by LadyYashka (Spike, Dean friendship x-over with Supernatural)
3) The Sky Is All You Need by Wesleysgirl (Spike/Angel, Spike/Simon x-over w/Firefly)
4) Crash, Bang, Wallop by mabel_marsters (Spike, Dean x-over w/SPN)
5) Living On A Prayer by Nwhepcat (Faith/Castiel x-over w/SPN)
6) Thank You, PTB by dollarformyname (Xander centered x-over w/Supernatural)
7) Evaluation by Jinxy (Faith centered x-over w/Silence of the Lambs character Dr. Lecter)
8) Exiles by Nwhepcat (Oz, Sam Winchester BtVS/SPN crossover)
9) Darkly Dreaming of Dean by Xela (Dean/Angelus, x-over SPN)
10) All I Want For Christmas Is You by virtualpersonal and dean_the_hunter (Buffy/Dean x-over w/SPN)
11) Almost a New Friend by firefly_124 (crossover w/Harry Potter Giles, Snape)


Best Non-Vampire Pairing – (Any Pairing in the Btvs/Ats universe that does not include a vampire.) *CLOSED*

1) Fourteen Days on the Hellmouth by Snowpuppies (Xander/Giles, Buffy/Faith)
2) Florence Fucking Nightingale by Sahiya (Faith/Giles)
3) Severed and Sewn by Clawofcat (Buffy/Faith)
4) Illusion’s Secret by Spikeskat (Xander/Faith)
5) Bend In The Road by cmk418 (Giles/Tara)
6) Corrupting Innocence by Spikesdeb (Giles/Willow)
7) Greener Pastures by Snogged (Oz/Lorne)
8) Solstice by ljs (Giles/Anya)
9) Games We Play by lily_lovely (Buffy/Tara)
10) Roman Holiday by cordelianne (Giles/Xander)
11) Another Time, Another Place by obiwahn (Giles/Anya)
12) Naughty Dreams by dark_dreymer (Giles/Xander)


Edge of Insanity (Best Dark w/the crazy)

1) The Right Tool by Whichclothes (Spike/Xander, warning dark)
2) With or Without by Whichclothes (Spike/Xander, Spike/Angel(us), warning dark)
3) The Clocks Series by Gabrielle (Angel/Willow Angel/Drusilla)
4) To Go On by Lily Lovely (Spike/Angel)
5) Illusion by deird1 (Spike)
6) The Birthday Present by SpikesEvilbint (Spike/Lindsey)
7) Deja-Bleu by sockmonkeyhere (Spike/Fred)
8) You're Still Mine by angelus2hot (Angelus/Buffy, warning dark)
9) Songs in the Key of Insanity by sockmonkeyhere (Spike/Fred)


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Spuffy Only Section
This section is for Spuffy pairings only. It can contain threesomes/moresomes as long as Spuffy is the main pairing w/third/more person added into the mix for fun. There are 6 total categories.


Best Heat - (For Fics that make you melt - Sex, Smut, or implied - its so very hot!)

1) Pushed Too Far by Callmekitten
2) Everybody Wants You by PaganBaby
3) Bake Me A Bloody Cake by Abby
4) Whispers by Abby
5) Always My Muse by Spikesdeb
6) Strip Snap by Lilachigh
7) Wreckage by Holly
8) Getting Off by Angearia
9) Baby Likes to Roleplay by NautiBitz


Most Original *Closed*

1) The Widening Gyre by Cindergal
2) Because She Needs Me by Callmekitten
3) Pushed Too Far by Callmekitten
4) Soul Meets Body by Dorians Kitten
5) The Worst Journey in the World by Shapinglight
6) Anticipation by 2writers4spike
7) Songs From The Cellar by Pfeifferpack
8) In Harm’s Way by Dawnofme
9) Scarlet and Midnight by penny_lane_42
10) Pieces of Me by ducktheduck
11) We Will Remember Them by Lilachigh
12) She Will Remember Him? by Moscow_watcher


Best Fluff/Lighthearted

1) Bake Me A Bloody Cake by Abby
2) Whispers by Abby
3) Always My Muse by Spikesdeb
4) She Will Remember Him? by Moscow_watcher
5) Bewitched, Bothered, And… by Slaymesoftly
6) Getting Off by Angearia
7) Baby Likes to Roleplay by NautiBitz


Best Angst/Dark

1) Because She Needs Me by Callmekitten
2) The Widening Gyre by Cindergal
3) Soul Meets Body by Dorians Kitten
4) The Worst Journey in the World by Shapinglight
5) Songs From The Cellar by pfeifferpack
6) Strip Snap by Lilachigh
7) Scarlet and Midnight by penny_lane_42
8) Thought You Should Know by angearia
9) Hurt by all_choseny
10) Even Harsher Nights by Spikeskat
11) With This Ring by rebcake


Best Short

1) Better by pfeifferpack
2) Songs From The Cellar by pfeifferpack
3) Just A Crumb by Spikesdeb
4) Scarlet and Midnight by penny_lane_42
5) She Will Remember Him? by Moscow_watcher
6) Bewitched, Bothered, And… by Slaymesoftly
7) Hurt by all_choseny
8) Even Harsher Nights by Spikeskat
9) With This Ring by rebcake
10) Baby Likes to Roleplay by NautiBitz


Best Long/Saga

1) The Worst Journey in the World by Shapinglight
2) Whispers by Abby
3) In Harm’s Way by Dawnofme
4) Strip Snap by Lilachigh
5) If I Hurt You, Will You Still Love Me by Slaymesoftly
6) Pieces of Me by ducktheduck


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Vampiric Non-Spuffy Section
This section is for pairings w/vampires. It can be Spike, Angel, or one of the other characters who has been turned for the fics purpose. At least one person in the pairing must be a vampire. There are a total of 8 categories in this section.


Best Het

1) Temporal Insanity by Nautibitz (Angel/Cordelia)
2) A Sunnydale Interlude by Cordy69 (Spike/Cordy)
3) In Sunshine or In Shadow by Spiralleds (Buffy/Angel)
4) It Only Happened Once by angelus2hot (Willow/Angelus)
5) Nine Points of the Law by Gabrielle (Willow/Angel)
6) Tomorrow's Light by cordy69 (Angel/Cordelia)
7) Come the Dawn by Snowpuppies (Spike/Dawn)
8) In the Moment by spikendru (Giles/Drusilla) *pending acceptance
9) The Adventures of Willow 'Danger' Rosenberg and Angel the Souled Vampire by Gabrielle (Willow/Angel)
10) and every breath we drew was (hallelujah) by biggrstaffbunch (Buffy/Angel) *pending acceptance
11) Last Train Leaving Wonderland by liz_marcs (vamp!Xander/vamp!Faith)
12) If You Drive Me Back by carlyinrome (Buffy/Angel) *pending acceptance


Best Male/Femslash Pairing

1) Unthinkable by Sevendeadlyfun (Wesley/Angelus)
2) Fragments in Hard Voyages by lynnenne (Spike/Angel, Spike/Buffy, Angel/Buffy)
3) Lit Gal Kin of Soul (Xander/Angel)
4) Unfinished Business by Kitty Poker (Spike/Xander)
5) That's What Heroes Do by Dawnofme (Spike/Angel)
6) Crazed by Spikeskat (Spike/Oz)
7) You Needed Me by Jasonsnene (Spike/Xander)
8) Not So Covert by ash_carpenter (Spike/Angel/Lindsey)
9) Domestic Bliss by nomelon (Spike/Riley)
10) In the Bedroom by Snowpuppies (Spike/Angel)
11) Night Off by guardian_erin (Spike/Angel)


Best Heat - (For Fics that make you melt - Sex, Smut, or implied - its so very hot!)

1) Memory Shines Like Teeth and Moonlight by lynnenne (Spike/Angel)
2) And Miles To Go by Heeroluva (Spike/Angel)
3) A Life Less Ordinary by Calypso Woodhaven (Anya/Spike/Xander)
4) That's What Heroes Do by Dawnofme (Spike/Angel)
5) The Demon Series Part 1 And Part 2 by angelus2hot (Buffy/Angel/Spike)
6) Not So Covert by ash_carpenter (Spike/Angel/Lindsey)
7) Come the Dawn by Snowpuppies (Spike/Dawn)
8) Night Off by guardian_erin (Spike/Angel)


Most Original

1) Temporal Insanity by Nautibitz (Angel/Cordelia)
2) Fragments in Hard Voyages by lynnenne (S/A, S/B, A/B)
3) Kin of Soul by Lit Gal (Xander/Angel)
4) Good Mojo by Whichclothes (Spike/Xander)
5) A Life Less Ordinary by Calypso Woodhaven (Anya/Spike/Xander)
6) Domestic Bliss by nomelon (Spike/Riley)
7) Come the Dawn by Snowpuppies (Spike/Dawn)
8) Automated Utopia by fenderlove (Spike/Fred)


Best Fluff/Lighthearted

1) Temporal Insanity by Nautibitz (Angel/Cordelia)
2) Angel’s (Not So Much) Inner Monologue by Girlpire (Spike/Angel)
3) Concentrate, Spike by spikes_evilbint (Spike/Angel)
4) Unfinished Business by Kitty Poker (Spike/Xander)
5) Almost Never by ash_carpenter (Spike/Lindsey)
6) Not So Covert by ash_carpenter (Spike/Angel/Lindsey)
7) A Very Good Girl by Purplefeen (Spike/Willow)
8) The Gap by Snowpuppies (Spike/Xander, Dracula)
9) The Vampire Voyeur by Gabrielle (Angel/Willow/Xander)


Best Angst/Dark

1) The Right Tool by Whichclothes (Spike/Xander, warning dark)
2) With or Without by Whichclothes (Spike/Xander, Xander/Angel(us), warning dark)
3) The Secret by Gabrielle (Willow/Angel)
4) Deja-Bleu by sockmonkeyhere (Spike/Fred)
5) The Birthday Present by SpikesEvilbint (Spike/Lindsey)
6) You Needed Me by Jasonsnene (Spike/Xander)
7) Freedom Isn't Free by Snogged (Angelus/Riley)
8) The End of the Beginning by off_suit (Spike/Xander)
9) Songs in the Key of Insanity by sockmonkeyhere (Spike/Fred)
10) Dark Ride by fenderlove (Spike/Drusilla)
11) In the Moment by spikendru (Giles/Drusilla) *pending acceptance


Best Short

1) Unthinkable by Sevendeadlyfun (Wesley/Angelus)
2) Angel’s (Not So Much) Inner Monologue by Girlpire (Spike/Angel)
3) Concentrate, Spike by spikes_evilbint (Spike/Angel)
4) Family Matters by Barb C (rahirah) (Spike, OC)
5) A Glimmer of Hope by Elisabeth (Oz, Angel)
6) Deja-Bleu by sockmonkeyhere (Spike/Fred)
7) Draw Back Your Bow by Clawofcat (Faith/Drusilla)
8) Crazed by Spikeskat (Spike/Oz)
9) You Needed Me by Jasonsnene (Spike/Xander)
10) Carrier Pigeon by Gabrielle (Xander/Angel)
11) Dark Ride by fenderlove (Spike/Drusilla)
12) In the Moment by spikendru (Giles/Drusilla) *pending acceptance


Best Long/Saga

1) The Right Tool by Whichclothes (Spike/Xander, warning dark)
2) Fragments in Hard Voyages by lynnenne (S/A, S/B, A/B)
3) In Sunshine or In Shadow by Spiralleds (Buffy/Angel)
4) Domestic Bliss by nomelon (Spike/Riley)
5) Closer by Purplefeen (Spike/Willow)
6) The Secret by Gabrielle (Willow/Angel)
7) Automated Utopia by fenderlove (Spike/Fred)


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Other Awards


Best Icon – (Round 11 specific. This category will rotate between Best Icon, Best Banner, and Best Wallpaper every round.)

1) Angel & Wes icon by Snogged
2) Wes & Gunn icon by Snogged
3) Knocked Out (#98) by fadednegative (Xander)
4) Are You Scared (#91) by fadednegative (Spike/Xander)
5) Hostile 17 (last icon) by sentine (Spike)
6) Is Everyone Here (2nd icon) by sentine (ants using Spike quotes)
7) Giles as Ripper Icon (#1) by kargrif
8) Giles/Faith Icon (#6) by kargrif
9) Icon #18 by ducktheduck
10) Wes Icon by aladriana
11) Spike Icon by nito_punk
12)
Artist's Choice #2 - Darla Icon by girly_scribbles *pending acceptance


Best Author - (Not open for nomination. See rules)



Thanks
Rae co-owner FFA

UncagedMuse [userpic]
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!
by UncagedMuse (raemcn)
at June 29th, 2009 (09:23 pm)

Hi everyone! Fang Fetish Awards is now open for nominations. Sorry for the lateness, but RL got in the way all day long.

This post will have locked comments in order to keep all nominations private. Due to locking comments I will be unable to reply back, because it would unlock that nomination for all to see. I will update nominations once a week on a new post I’ll make a week from today w/the first noms. Here is the list of CATEGORIES and the RULES to help with nominating. The dates for this round are as follows.

Round 11 Dates
Nominations: Monday June 29th - Sunday August 16th 2009
Judging: Monday August 17th - Sunday October 4th 2009
Awards Announced on Monday October 19th 2009


Below is what you will use to make nominations. All you have to do is copy it, put the name of the author/artist you are nominating, the fic/art Url (link back to the work) you are nominating, the author/artist’s email address (must have so that we can email them), the category(ies) you are nominating them in, your name, your email address in case we have a question, and our rules phrase, which is found in the RULES. Remember to read the RULES before nominating so that your nomination counts! Finally comment with this filled out to nominate the fic/art.


Author/Artist Name:
Fic/Art Title and Url (link):
Author/Artist Email Address:
Fic Characters/Pairing:
Category(ies) you are nominating in:
Your Name:
Your Email Address:
Rules:

UncagedMuse [userpic]
And the special category winner is…
by UncagedMuse (raemcn)
at June 22nd, 2009 (10:25 am)
rushed

current mood: rushed

Edge of Insanity!


Actually, it tied with Mock Me Baby, I Know You Want To, but since we can’t add two special categories, we will go w/Edge of Insanity this round and the other next round. I will open nominations w/a post of the nomination form on Monday, June 29th w/instructions. Thanks so much for the tons of votes on the poll!


Round 11 Dates
Nominations: Monday June 29th - Sunday August 16th 2009
Judging: Monday August 17th - Sunday October 4th 2009
Awards Announced on Monday October 19th 2009


All Pairings Section
This section is for gen(character centered) and all pairing fics. That includes threesomes/moresomes. REMEMBER FICS LESS THAN 1000 WORDS CAN ONLY BE NOMMED IN DRABBLE OR FICLET! There are 6 total categories.


• Best Drabble - (Up to 500 words)
• Best Ficlet - (501-1000 words)
• Best Gen Fic – (character centered fic not pairing centered)
• Best Unique Universe – (Round 11 specific) crossovers w/TV, movies, books, etc. (This category will rotate each round w/Rare Pairings and Supernatural.)
• Best Non-Vampire Pairing – (Any Pairing in the Btvs/Ats universe that does not include a vampire.)
• Edge of Insanity (Best Dark w/the crazy)

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Spuffy Only Section
This section is for Spuffy pairings only. It can contain threesomes/moresomes as long as Spuffy is the main pairing w/third/more person added into the mix for fun. There are 6 total categories.


• Best Heat - (For Fics that make you melt - Sex, Smut, or implied - its so very hot!)
• Most Original
• Best Fluff/Lighthearted
• Best Angst/Dark
• Best Short (completed fics only)
• Best Long/Saga (completed fics only)

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Vampiric Non-Spuffy Section
This section is for pairings w/vampires. It can be Spike, Angel, or one of the other characters who has been turned for the fics purpose. At least one person in the pairing must be a vampire. There are a total of 8 categories in this section.


• Best Het Pairing
• Best Male or Femslash Pairing
• Best Heat - (For Fics that make you melt - Sex, Smut, or implied - its so very hot!)
• Most Original
• Best Fluff/Lighthearted
• Best Angst/Dark
• Best Short (completed fics only)
• Best Long/Saga (completed fics only)


Other Awards


• Best Icon – (Round 11 specific. This category will rotate between Best Icon, Best Banner, and Best Wallpaper every round.)
• Best Author - (Not open for nomination. See rules)
• Judges/Mod’s Choice - (Not open for nomination. See rules) </center>

UncagedMuse [userpic]
Need Your Votes
by UncagedMuse (raemcn)
at June 17th, 2009 (12:07 pm)

This is just a quick reminder about the poll for the special category that will change every round. This category will be decided by all of you (fandom at large), so it’s important for those who haven’t voted to go vote before the poll is closed. I will be closing it out this Sunday, June 21st, because I need to post the categories and dates by Monday, June 22nd.

Special Category Poll

UncagedMuse [userpic]
Poll: What category would you like to see?
by UncagedMuse (raemcn)
at June 10th, 2009 (11:27 am)

It’s time for everyone to vote and let us know which one of these categories you would like to see in Round 11! Every round we will have this special category that you, the public/nominators, choose. Which of these do you want? Which do you think will give us the most interesting fictions to read? Remember, we will need nominations for this category, so pick one you think would be the most exciting/fun, able to fill with nominations, and you could possibly nominate a fic for when nominations open in a few weeks.


Poll #1413918 Special Category for Round 11
This poll is closed.

What category would you like to see in Round 11 at Fang Fetish Awards?

Edge of Insanity (Best Dark w/the crazy)
16(18.8%)
OMG! More Now! (Best Nail Biter)
14(16.5%)
They Totally Kicked Butt (Best Action)
7(8.2%)
Mwahahaha! (Best Villian)
13(15.3%)
Mock Me Baby, You Know You Wanna (Best Parody/over top Comedy)
16(18.8%)
What Dreams May Come (Best use of dream/s, for any character, to change canon)
8(9.4%)
Best Wish Fulfillment (Best use of a wish through spell, vengeance demon, etc., causing wackiness)
11(12.9%)

UncagedMuse [userpic]
Changes at Fang Fetish Awards
by UncagedMuse (raemcn)
at June 5th, 2009 (11:10 am)

Fang Fetish is undergoing some changes for the time being. Steph (athenewolfe), my co-owner, is unable to take part in fandom right now. She has been given a huge opportunity come fall and has worked diligently to finish her Phd and be ready to move back to the states, find a place to live, and begin a new, exciting job. Of course this means no time for anything else.

To keep Fang Fetish alive, because neither Steph nor I am ready to let our baby go, we’ve decided I will run the award site for the Fang Fetish live journal, fangfetish, and have drastically cut back on our categories. We had tried to do a minor cut back last round while we thought she’d still be able to work on it, but even then we had 39 categories and when we were both hit with RL issues at the same time, we were unable to keep up with it.

We have always been proud that we had one of the largest, judged award sites w/many diverse categories to encompass all parts of the fandom, and that we always announced on time. This last round we failed miserably at announcing on time, and personally, I do not want to see that happen ever again.

Fang Fetish Awards was created in 2005 and we have always striven to be the most unbiased and diverse award site we could be, with the exception of all human fic that is. For us, a true award site is not about our favorite pairing/character/fic type or author. It’s always been about giving someone who has written something wonderful a bow, our thanks, and a custom pretty for the time, effort, and heart they put into their work and share freely w/the world.

I’m sorry for rambling, but going through these changes I’ve thought a great deal about Fang Fetish and what it has meant to us. I’ll get to the point now.

There will be a total of 21 categories, plus judge/mod’s choice. Nineteen of those categories will be fic, we will have one art category, and of course best author. We have changed the limit of fics that can be nommed per category to 12 and must have 5 for a category to be judged. We still have the All/No Pairing Section, Spuffy Section, and Vampiric Non-Spuffy Section, albeit with a slight trim down, but the Character/Type Corner is gone until we have time for more categories. We will be doing everything from fangfetish and so far I’ve been able to put up the rules on our user info page here: http://community.livejournal.com/fangfetish/profile

We will also change all links in our side bar on the LJ for all of you to be able to get to the rules, categories, and the nomination post as soon as we open for nominations in the upcoming weeks.

I will be posting a poll some time in the next week for the public to vote on a special category that will change every round in the All Pairing Section. I’ll pimp in different comms when I put up the poll and everyone should come by and vote for your favorite category suggestion! If you have not joined, or do not watch the Fang Fetish LJ, now would be a good time since that is where you all will be nominating fic and finding all relevant information and award posts.

Thanks,
raemcn (UncagedMuse) co-owner Fang Fetish Awards

UncagedMuse [userpic]
Fang Fetish Round 10 Awards Announcement for Rare Pairings Corner, Vampiric Non-Spuffy, Mod/Judge’s
by UncagedMuse (raemcn)
at May 31st, 2009 (05:59 pm)

I have the results for the last four sections, Rare Pairings Corner, Vampiric Non-Spuffy, Mod/Judge’s Choice, and Best Author! These last few posts conclude Round 10, but some time in the next week I have some important announcements to make about changes we are implementing at Fang Fetish Awards here.

This post is text only, but the links to the gorgeous award banners, courtesy of kargrif, amyxaphania, deedo_2313, and seductivembrace, are below. I wanted to point out these artist did a total of 98 custom, to the fic, award banners, so please leave them a lot of love. deedo_2313 created the banners for the Spuffy Section, amyxaphania created the Rare Pairing Corner Section banners, kargrif created the All Pairing Section, Judges/Mod’s Choice and Best Author banners and put all wording on the Vampiric Non-Spuffy Section Banners, and seductivembrace pinch hit for us, creating the banners for Vampiric Non-Spuffy w/o the words.

Thank you all so very much. The talent behind all of these gorgeous award banners shine.

RARE PAIRINGS CORNER SECTION TEXT ONLY


Best Rare Het Pairing
Winner: Surfacing by Only_passenger
Runner Up: Key to My Heart by Spikeslovebite

Best Rare Fem slash Pairing
Winner: Forward by Snowpuppies
Runner Up: Life After Sunnydale by Cordelianne

Best Rare Maleslash Pairing
Winner: Deconstruction in A minor (Spke/Oz) by Snowpuppies
Runner Up: Safe (Spike/Giles) by DeborahMM

Threesome/Foursome/Moresome
Winner: Saturation (Giles/Xander/Spike) by wesleysgirl and janedavitt

Runner Up: Sense Memory (Buffy/Angel/Riley) by lynnenne


Best Heat
Winner: Delicate (Willow/Wesley) by Eurydice

Runner Up: Dark Desires (Giles/Willow) by UncagedMuse and Spikeslovebite


Best Alternate Reality
Winner: Everything Xander Knows About Time Travel (Giles/Xander) by Soft Princess and Mireille

Runner Up: Collateral Damage (Giles/Wesley) by psychoadept & versaphile


Most Original
Winner: A Dash of Colour (Drusilla/Illyria) by Rhaella

Runner Up: Memory (Willow/Fred) by Snowpuppies
Runner Up: Breaking Glass (Giles/Ethan) by Antennapedia

Best Fluffy/Lighthearted
Winner: Apples, Oranges and Pears (Giles/Xander) by Antennapedia
Runner Up: Happenstance (Xander/Riley) by allyndra

Best Angst/Dark
Winner: Deconstruction in A Minor (spike/Oz) by Snowpuppies
Winner: Key to My Heart (xander/dawn) by Spikeslovebite
No runner up due to tie for winner.

Best Short
Winner: To Feed the Good Wolf by girlpire (angel/nina)
Runner Up: Epilogue by Snowpuppies (dawn/xander)

Best Long/Saga
Winner: Angels and Insects by lynnenne (Angel/Spike/Connor)
Runner Up: Everything Xander Knows About Time Travel (Giles/Xander) by Soft Princess and Mireille


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Best Het
Winner: Tied (Spike/Dawn) by Snowpuppies
Runner Up: Clocks (Willow/Angel) by Gabrielle

Best Slash
Winner: Altered States by Trepkos (Spike/Riley)
Runner Up: Ashes to Ashes by sevendeadlyfun (spike/xander)

Best Heat
Winner: One Man's Hell… by virtualpersonal and blndswdsmn (buffy/Angel)
Runner Up: Better Than Watching by Kargrif (Giles/Xander/Spike)
Runner Up: Tied by Snowpuppies (spike/dawn)

Best Alternate Reality
Winner: The Burning Girl (Buffy/Angel) by trixiefirecra
Runner Up: Later in the Ashes (Willow/Angel) by Gabrielle

Most Original
Winner: A Brief History of Time (A Love Story) (Buffy/Angel) by carlyinrome
Winner: The Burning Girl by Trixiefirecra (buffy/Angel)
No runner up due to a tie for winner.

Best Fluffy/Lighthearted
Winner: Vamp Who Cried Wolf (Xander/Spike) by Kargrif
Runner Up: Pulling Strings (Spike/Angel) by darkling dawns

Best Angst/Dark
Winner: Off Route 17 (Buffy/Angel) by ClawofCat
Runner Up: The Burning Girl (Buffy/Angel) by trixiefirecra
Runner Up: Ashes to Ashes (xander/spike) by sevendeadlyfun

Best Short
Winner: Kiss of Death (Xander/Angelus) by Seductivembrace
Runner Up: Off Route 17 (Buffy/Angel) by ClawofCat
Runner Up: As Dark Things Are Loved by Redbrickrose (Angel/Nina, Angel/Buffy)

Best Long/Saga
Winner: What Lies Within by Jenny (Spike/Giles)
Winner: Long Time Gone by Yin_Again (Spike/Xander)
No runner up due to tie for winner.

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Judge’s Choice

New Kind of Same by ubiquirk (Faith centric)
This is a heartbreaking look at something that could so easily have happened to Faith after Chosen. The gradual loss of her authority, the pulling away as she feels not wanted, and the final understanding of what they think she is capable of doing. It was well-written, the characters were believable and the story line was original and well-realized.

Grey by Only_Passenger (Faith/Angel)
This was like sipping acid; achingly powerful and raw. The emotions were laid out to feel and try to escape – but the reader couldn't. And didn't really want to; I felt like an intruder yet I couldn't look away. It felt like canon, but canon after dark – and I loved it. Broken Faith being comforted by damaged Angel is just stunning. Well done.

The Writing On The Wall by Holly (Spike/Buffy
I love this remarkably deep exploration of Spike’s psyche, his endurance, and the depth of his devotion to Buffy – set when he had no reason to hope. Beautifully written and sparing no detail of the tedium and agony of hell, yet dreamlike too – a terrific read and truly original.

Crushed Spaiku by Mere Ubu (Spike/Buffy)
I haven’t the words for just how brilliant these Spaiku are, except to say that Mere Ubu has written something masterful here. She is an amazing talent, and I look forward to reading much more Spaiku, and any other written works of hers. Wonderful!

The Flowers You Gave Me by hands_of_blue (dawn, Spike)
This fic is a beautiful example of how powerful short pieces can be when tightly constructed. Through the use of skillfully employed metaphors and themes peppered through Dawn's pained reflection on her sad summer without Buffy, the author highlights how mundane benchmarks in life can bring context, stability, and even comfort in times of uncertainity. Economical in its prose and well characterized, this vignette proves that less can definately be more.

A Dash of Colour by Rhaella (Drusilla, Ilyria)
Rhaella not only slips into Drusilla's shattered point of view seamlessly, she uses that platform to weave an encounter with Illyria that is beautiful, haunting, broken, and chilling by turns. Original and evocative, this short story leaves a quite the impression.

Mod’s Choice

A Simple Choice by dreamincolor (Cordelia centered)
I enjoyed this story because it’s a frank look at a scene Joss skimmed over. Dreamincolor nails charactization in this fic, giving us back the complicated, heroic Cordy that we all loved rather than the cardboard saint Joss propped up on the screen. The use of a power as an erotic third partner in the scene is incredibly compelling and really drives home the tragedy of Cordelia’s death. An excellent, compelling story and a must for Cordelia fans!

Towels by Deirde1 (Xander, Spike not paired just centered)
Perfect little ficlet in the form of notes written by Spike and Xander. Both characters are perfectly portrayed by Deird1; it would be just the type of ongoing, petty argument the two would engage in. Each trying to outdo the other. I had a smile on my face from beginning to end, and outright chuckled in places.

A Different Light by Dreamweaver (Spike/Buffy)
I have found this author to be a delightful spot of fresh blood within the fandom. Wonderful!

Epilogue by snowpuppies (Dawn/Xander)
Dawn/Xander has become my second favorite pairing, so I’m always on the lookout for fics that feature them together. In Epilogue, the author has done an amazing job capturing both voice and characterization. It’s both sweet and sad, and I only wish it had been longer. Snowpuppies has done an outstanding job with this one.

The Hard Choices, by ClawofCat (Angel centered)
Emotionally compelling without being melodramatic, this short is a stellar example of what a gifted author who understands both canon and characters can accomplish.

Compelled - The Buffy/Angelverse Reshaped by Hotpoint (ensemble)
This story is ever evolving, complex and so very fascinating. The original characters, the time travel, the alternate dimensions; this is one of the most original and complex story lines I have ever come across and from the moment I started I was hooked.
Her Gift by Lily Lovely (dawn centered)
This powerful piece grasps hold of the reader with its perfect amount of angst for Dawn’s character. Heartbreaking and raw, you feel the young girl’s pain with each and every word of Lily Lovely’s talented writing. Excellent!

The Post-Finals Tradition (Connor/Oz) by Mireille
While not a pairing I thought I'd enjoy, this fic was a great surprise for me. I loved the splashes of canon as well as the boys finding their own places in the world. Lovely writing with great grasp of the characters and their development.

Best Author

Winner: only_passenger

Runner Up: antennapedia

Runner Up: herself_nyc


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