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31 May 2006 @ 11:04 pm
Stargate Fan Awards and writing rambling  
Finally found out my nominations. And yes, it's plural, nominations. YAY! Of course it's awesome! People who don't like to be nominated, are lying or far more personally secure than I am, anyway. Thank you to anyone reading this who did any of the nominating. I'm very flattered. :)

Not to mention stunned, since I didn't know anyone even liked one of them.

Although it's also made me aware of how pathetically small my, erm, Stargate oevre is. All of my completed SG-1 stories got a nomination. All of them. And I didn't have to cull any to meet the maximum number of works in competition. I know I am very slow (and working on the Novel-that-ate-Tokyo didn't help matters), but... still... that strikes me as quite sad.

Makes me want to go write lots of short things.

Which in turn makes me want to laugh hysterically because short is incredibly hard for me. Very few of my ideas come in the 'short story' variety. What few I've written tend to be singular bursts of inspiration or reactions to a particular event/problem in the show. Even my drabbles burst their cages and go on rampages.

And yet I'm not a terribly verbose writer, I don't think. Just ideas and plots that don't like to be confined within fifteen hundred words or less...

But I am really very happy about my noms. Even if Drama appears to be my default category (hm, not H/C, not UST, not pre-slash, not action-Adventure, not crossover, not AU, not Darkfic...)

But heh, I'm amused by the thought of someday choosnig categories for my "Going Home" sequel (presuming I ever actually finish it)-- there'll be a veritable banquet of possible categories for that one. Shouldn't count my chickens quite yet, I suppose.

I think there was a point in there somewhere, but I lost it. It's late and I really should be asleep by now. But I was waiting for a download, and now it's done so I'm off.
Panthera: Rock!panthology on June 1st, 2006 08:48 am (UTC)

How are you finding the noms managing process? I know they spent ages working on it, but I'm finding it still a little clunky. Works, but clunky.
lizardbeth: Sam - Martouflizardbeth_j on June 1st, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
and back at you! :)

I saw two of yours (you can look at the list of other people who have also submitted their nominations, which was interesting). And I did wonder at putting Symbiotica (the archive) in fanfic, not in multimedia. Is that right? Seems very odd somehow... so, yes, it's sort of clunky.

The interface seems to work okay, but I think the way it's set up is leaving them open for a whole lot of work to figure out the final nominations. Although I do like the one work gets one nomination rule. I probably wouldn't if my stuff would fit in more than one category, but it does spread the nominations around more, as long as we don't all end up in the same category. (which all of us Tok'ra people probably will! lol)

Panthera: Work afoot.panthology on June 1st, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh, can you? I'll have to check that out!

The listing Symbiotica as fanfic was where I was advised to put it. I thought it a little odd, as well, I might go back and ask again. Being an archive, it is really more fic than multimedia, but ... ehhh *dithers*!
lizardbeth: Sam - Martouflizardbeth_j on June 1st, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
There's a whole (sub)category devoted to Website- fanfic archive in Multimedia. I thought there was, so I went and checked. That's where it should go. I'd go make sure they didn't mean that, rather than the Fanfic category.

See below for my instructions to Helena on how to be a snoop make sure your nominations went through.
weissmanweissman on June 1st, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)

Hooah! -Bob

I am back from Orlando
lizardbeth: DR iconlizardbeth_j on June 1st, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)

What's the word, buddy?

Did you take it, does it suck beyond all suckitude, or is it okay?

Inquiring minds want to know. :D

How was Orlando?

(And if I end up taking a surprise trip to Orlando next week, I'm blaming you. ;-) )

weissmanweissman on June 2nd, 2006 11:25 am (UTC)
The trip was Ok, but now its looks like I have to go to germany.

selmak on June 1st, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
Congrats on your noms! As for pathetically small Stargate oevre, I've got you beat. I have one completed new story since last year. :)

And it's in a squicky little category, so I'll win by default. :)

selmak on June 1st, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
I saw two of yours (you can look at the list of other people who have also submitted their nominations, which was interesting). And I did wonder at putting Symbiotica (the archive) in fanfic, not in multimedia. Is that right? Seems very odd somehow... so, yes, it's sort of clunky

You can do that? Can you tell me if my stuff is up?

I'm listed as Selmak, naturally . :)
lizardbeth: Marty Squeelizardbeth_j on June 1st, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
When you're logged into the SFA system go to this page:


then scroll down to the very bottom and there'll be four genres and a number of works in each genre, just click on that number and it'll put you in the database. You can look your story up by title and stuff (not by author, or I'd do it for you). I looked early enough that I could scroll through and see them all, but there are now well over four hundred, so it's easier to search, I think.

And if we're only counting stuff I wrote last year -- well, that's two, which is not exactly the pinnacle of prolificness. Prolificity? whatever. :)

congrats on your nom, too!

lizardbeth: Sam - Martouflizardbeth_j on June 1st, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
oops. Looks like they shut the door on the page I found before. I can't find it again. It now redirects to the main page. sorry. :(