My office this morning
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Fatal crane collapse directly in front of my office this morning. We have been evacuated. Everyone I know is (luckily) fine.images

Sunnydale High
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I just returned home from vacationing in California, where I spent one day doing a bike ride along the beach from Santa Monica to Redondo Beach and back. But I decided to take a little detour along the way:

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Because I'm just that big a nerd.

Critic Matt Zoller Seitz on BtVS
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Nice article, here.

Award Noms!
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Remembered,If Outlived was nominated at the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards in the categories of Best Angst, Best Characterization (Xander),Best Drama, Best Pairing, Unconventional (Spike/Xander),and Best Post-Season Finale Fic. Found was nominated in the categories of Best Quickie Fic and Best Romance.

Also, at the Wicked Awards, my story For My Pains A World Of Sighs was nominated in the category of Bring on the Night (Best Dark). (Remembered, If Outlived is also nominated there, but I posted about that earlier).

This couldn't make me happier -- thanks to the nominator(s) and the mods.

Award Noms!
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I just learned that Remembered, If Outlived was nominated at the Wicked Awards (in the categories Guise Will Be Guise and Showtime). This particular story being nominated makes me especially happy. I wrote it in the early days of my Spander love affair, and I was just consumed by Spander. I had never written any fiction before, but I was simply overwhelmed by the compulsion to write this story, and it was probably the most exciting and satisfying writing experience I've ever had. I don't know if it's my best story -- when I look at it now, I see lots of things I'd love to tweak -- but it's definitely the closest to my heart. So a huge thank you to the lovely person who nominated me, and to the mods of course!

Waving hello...
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...from Bormio!

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Awards!
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I'm traveling, and Internet connections have been spotty, so I just saw that the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Award winners were announced. My ficlet Adjustments won Best Romance, and was voted runner-up in the categories of Best Slash, Best Fluff, Best Unconventional Pairing, and Best Quickie Fic. Also, my story Upon A Stick was voted runner-up for Best Male Characterization (Spike). Thanks to all nominators and voters -- I couldn't be more pleased!

Additional thanks to dragonydreams for running the show, and a special shout-out to sparrow2000, who won for Red Frame, White Light, which you should read right now if you haven't already.

Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide
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History, in our lifetime. The decision below:

Held: The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a mar- riage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawful- ly licensed and performed out-of-State.

Award Noms!
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Really happy that a couple of my stories were nominated at The Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards. Upon A Stick was nominated in the category of Best Characterization, Male (Spike), and Adjustments was nominated as Best Fluff, Best Pairing, Unconventional, Best Quickie Fic, Best Romance, and Best Slash.

Thanks to the person who was kind enough to nominate these stories, and congratulations to all the nominees!

The Wedding March (John/Sherlock)
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Title: The Wedding March
Author: baudown
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Characters: Sherlock, John, Mary
Disclaimer: Not mine
Note: A 221b ficlet (221 words, the last word beginning with the letter b). Series 3, pre-TSoT. The title refers to Wagner's Bridal Chorus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFTnFErJEu4

Below the cut, or at AO3


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Stories (Spike/Xander)
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Posting again at slashthedrabble. A 200-word drabble or ficlet or whatever you want to call it. It's right here.

RIP, Leonard Nimoy
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Indulgence (Spike/Xander)
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Title: Indulgence
Author: baudown
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Disclaimer: Not mine
Written for:open_on_sunday
Prompt: Promise
Word count: 100


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Adjustments (Spike/Xander)
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I posted at slashthedrabble for the first time. It's a 400-word Spike/Xander ficlet, and it's right here.

Hope you like it!

Edited to add that, much to my surprise, this little ficlet won these:

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You Don't Bring Me Flowers (Spike/Xander)
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Title: You Don't Bring Me Flowers
Author: baudown
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Disclaimer: Not mine
Written for:open_on_sunday
Prompt: Romance
Word count: 100

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Rescued (Spike/Xander)
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Title: Rescued
Author: baudown
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Disclaimer: Not mine
Written for:open_on_sunday
Prompt: Rescue
Word count: 100
Note: A few weeks late for Xmas!


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Bring On The Night (Spike/Xander)
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Title: Bring On The Night
Author: baudown
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Disclaimer: Not mine
Written for:open_on_sunday
Prompt: Episode Title (Bring on the Night)
Word count: 100
Warning: Character death (sorry!)


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Awards!!!
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I was really happy to learn that I won some awards at the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards. For My Pains A World Of Sighs won Best Angst and Best AU, and Basement, 1999 was a runner-up for Best Quickie Fic.

This really means a lot to me, so thanks to everyone who read/nominated/voted, and to dragonydreams for running the show.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

Hands (Spike/Xander)
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Title: Hands
Author: baudown
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Disclaimer: Not mine
Note: A drabble? A ficlet? Anyway, something, courtesy of my being home sick


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Rec!
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I don't watch a ton of vids, but this one came across my tumblr dash, and it's great: Bad Moon Rising by Robins Revenge.

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