My Child (Sherlock Holmes/John Watson)
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Title: My Child
Author: baudown
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Disclaimer: Not mine
Note: Note: A 221b ficlet (221 words, the last word beginning with the letter b). Also on AO3.


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This morning's obsession
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I don't know why, but I can't stop watching this.  And grinning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn8PiqIXEjQ

Happy News
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First, I was excited to learn that my story And All Was Said and my ficlet Saved won awards at the 2013 White Knight Awards.  I don't think I even knew that Saved was nominated, so this was an extra surprise.  Big thanks to whiskyinmind for running the show, to everyone who nominated and voted, and a big congratulations to all the winners!

Second, I recently noticed that Herself_nyc had begun archiving her wonderful fic (lots of Spuffy, but also some fantastic Spander and some historical Spike) over at AO3.  Today, I was pleased to discover that she's archiving Anna S (eliade) at her AO3 as well, including a number of things that were only available via the wayback machine.  Run!  Run and read them both!

Bed's A Bit Broken (Spike, Buffy, Riley)
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Title:  Bed's A Bit Broken

Author:  baudown

Characters: Spike, Buffy, Riley

Disclaimer:  Don't own them

Written for:  open_on_sunday

Prompt:  Bed

Word count:  100
Note:  Set at the end of As You Were, and the title is taken from the script.  Also, not Spander.



Spike stares helplessly at the wreckage.  Where to begin?  Haul out the rubble, he reckons.  Try to salvage what's left.

Riley bloody Finn, poking his nose in, interfering.  They'd been doing just fine, until he showed up.  Better than fine, because right before it all went to hell, Buffy had asked him -- had maybe believed him --

That rotten job was killing her, by inches.  He'd done it for her.

She comes to him, such kindness in her face that he's afraid.

She hasn't come to punish him.  She's come for something worse.

She's come to say she'll never come again.


Award nominations!
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You know what's really, really nice?  To spend Sunday doing a whole bunch of things I enjoy, and then come home in the evening to find stuff of mine nominated at The Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards!  I think I have an idea who nominated one of these stories, so thank you!  And thanks to whoever for the other nominations!

I was nominated for best author (which you'll see is absurd if you check out who else is nominated in that category). For My Pains A World Of Sighs was nominated in the categories of best angst, best AU, and best characterization (Spike).  I've discussed this previously (and repeatedly, sorry), but having this particular story nominated is a huge deal to me.  Also, Basement, 1999 was nominated in the category of best quickie fic.

I'm excited to read some of the nominated stories that I haven't yet read.  Congratulations to all the nominees!

Award nominations
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Someone was kind enough to nominate my story For My Pains A World Of Sighs in the Guise Will Be Guise (best slash) and I Will Remember You (best angst) categories at the wicked_awards. I'm particularly pleased about this nomination, because it's a story that never got a great deal of feedback (the awards site uses the ao3 link -- it got even less attention there than here), and I've always felt a little wistful about it.

Thanks for the nom -- it's made me really happy!

A Man Walks Into A Bar (Spike/Xander)
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Title: A Man Walks Into A Bar
Author: baudown
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Disclaimer: Don't own or profit from them
Written for: open_on_sunday
Word count: 100
Prompt: Dance


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Unbounded (Spike/Xander)
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Title: Unbounded
Author: baudown
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Disclaimer: Don't own them
Written for:  open_on_sunday
Word count: 100
Prompt: French

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Cleaving (Spike/Xander)
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Title: Cleaving
Author: baudown
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Disclaimer: Don't own them
Written for: open_on_sunday
Word count: 100
Prompt: French
Warning: Character death


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Pizzicato (John/Sherlock, 221b ficlet)
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Title: Pizzicato
Author: baudown
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Disclaimer: Not mine
Note:  A 221b ficlet (221 words, the last word beginning with the letter b).  Because I'm re-watching A Study in Pink.


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Birthday!!!
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Happy Birthday to comlodge!!

Here's hoping the day brings you joy and happiness and wonderful things!

Inches (Spike/Xander)
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Title:  Inches

Author:  baudown

Pairing:  Spike/Xander

Disclaimer:  Don't own them

Written for:  open_on_sunday

Prompt:  Ring

Word count:  100

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Men I love on fences.
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I don't usually link this kind of thing...
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but seriously, look at this.

Cahiers du Buffy
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Really interesting piece about film and television criticism by Emily Nussbaum, in which she discusses her love for Buffy at length.

Here's the link: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2014/03/cahiers-du-buffy-tv-criticism-versus-film-criticism.html

If Spike Aged...
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Lesson (Spike, William, Angelus)
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Title:  Lesson
Author:  baudown
Characters:  Spike, William, Angelus
Disclaimer:  Don't own them
Written for:  open_on_sunday
Prompt:  Bottle
Word count:  100
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Sunday: The Bad, The Good
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Just saying hello!  And whinging a little, because I'm once again in the midst of home reno disarray.  Everything is covered in plaster dust, and all the furniture is still in the bedroom.  I am starting a trial tomorrow, and these are not optimum conditions for working, so I'm giving up and planning on getting to the office by 7:00 tomorrow.

On the other hand, I went to the Westminster Dog Show Agility Competition yesterday, and the dogs were fantastic.  Also, the Olympics are happening, and I love the Olympics in the corniest way possible, although I'm a bit conflicted since we probably shouldn't be participating at all.

Most of all, though: SHERLOCK!  Which I won't discuss in detail, except to say that I don't think the love story between them is subtextual any longer; or if it is, it's so barely beneath the surface as to be inconsequential.  If these characters weren't same-sex, I can't imagine anyone would doubt that this is a romance that's been developing, and simmering, and is coming to a boil.  All of which makes me incredibly happy!!  And in celebration, instead of doing work, I'm going to watch Billy Wilder's The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes, which I haven't seen since I was a kid, because of what Mark Gatiss says about it.  And I'll also offer a Sherlock rec: Luminosity, by what_alchemy.  Short, and beautiful, and touching.

     

Bond (Spike/Xander, R?)
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Title: Bond
Author: baudown
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Disclaimer: Love them, don't own or profit from them
Feedback: Please!
Written for: open_on_sunday
Prompt: Bound
Word count: 100
Note:  Posted for the last day of posting everyday on January!


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Posting Everyday in January Post
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I saw this meme somewhere a while ago:  List the names of all the files in your WIP folder, and offer up a sentence from any of them if requested.

I'm omitting drabbles, since there would just be too many.  Also, I'm using bold italics with stars** for the ones I'm going to finish someday if it kills me; bold italics for the ones I think there's at least some chance of finishing; and regular italics for ones I think about finishing, but probably won't. The rest are most likely permanently abandoned.

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