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2002 SG-1 Awards

Part one of, I'm sure, many, because I can't possibly go through all of these in one sitting.

This may amount to biting the hand that feeds me, because yes, I had stories of mine nomed to the awards, and I OKed those stories to be voted on, and I was kinda happy that I won something, even if the graphic for the award is... well, the picture is horrid. But that can be changed. In any case... I don't see anything wrong with commenting on some of the winners this year.

My opinions, no one else's.

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Overall Best Author -- BadgerGater

I began to read Badger's stories when I entered fandom, mostly because I loved Jack and there wasn't enough fic written about him. Still isn't. But... I don't know, her stuff never really clicked with me. Maybe it was the Jack/Sara tendances, maybe it was something else.

Compared to... 2001 Winner: ELG. A slight improvement.

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Best New Author -- Pough

It's true I haven't read a lot of Pough. She's okay, probably better than a lot as far as technical writing goes, but her versions of the characters don't seem realistic to me. A little too cliched, maybe.

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Overall Best Story -- Quality of Mercy by ELG

One of too many technically-good stories that try to communicate a plot but get sidetracked by major Danny loving. I guess this would be the time to mention that I don't have anything against loving Danny, but when it's the writer's adoration that gets transmuted to the other characters, who them spend all their time contemplating Daniel's wonderfulness... well, it's a bit too much for this reader.

Compared to... 2001 Winner: Ripples by ELG. Sadly it's a choice between two ELG stories here. It has to be said that I at least got through most of QoM, while the first paragraph of Ripples gave me the bad characterization willies. 'Oh woe is me, for my Daniel is upset, whatever can I do to ease his pain, alas...'

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Skipping ahead, because it's not like this is formal or anything.

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Best Smarm & Best HC Story -- There Is A Pain So Utter by Pough

Another one I couldn't finish. Daniel's in constant pain, he's hacking up bloody tissue and having random freak outs, but no one notices and Daniel never tells anyone. Finally Jack flings him uncermoniously at Fraiser (but ya know, he only does it because he cares) and we learn that Daniel has cancer. Well, call me childish, but I saw the word 'testicular' and decided maybe my time would be better spent elsewhere. Like, anywhere elsewhere. And it really wasn't just the 'testicular' thing. The story just lacked oomph.

Compared to... 2001 Winner for Smarm: Prodigal Son by Biblio. I'm sorry... I don't read slash thinly masked as gen.

Compared to... 2001 Winner for H/C: Go And Catch A Falling Star by Doc. Love Doc. Love love love Doc. Did I mention the love?

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Best Alternate Universe Story -- Through A Glass Darkly by Apocrypha

Tied in my mind with Yuma's Fate's Reflection for Tedious AU. There's an Alternate Universe. People are evil in it. Much drama and fun ensues... if you buy Evil!Daniel. Personally, I found him, well... to my way of thinking, if you're writing an AU, the characters should at least be somewhat recognizable. Even if they're complete nutjobs, there should still be something in there that is a connection between that character and their counterpart. Evil!Daniel didn't seem to have that... he was just there to be mean and nasty... apparently so at the end Jack can pat *his* Danny's cheek and thank his lucky stars.

Ahem.

Can't compare with last year's winner... didn't read it.

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And that will conclude tonight's ranting... I swear I'll probably have a point to this after it's all over.
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Graphics
(Anonymous)
Alli, I had 83 graphics to create and a limited pool of screen caps to draw on. If you really don't like what was used for your awards - I can't remember right now what it was - mail me the picture of your choice and I'll re-do it. No problem.

If you need my email it's on the team page of the Awards site.

blessed be

Morgan )O(
Re: Graphics
Nah... sorry to pick on the pic, it was just a rant; I generally don't put the awards graphics on my site anyway. The graphics themselves are nice, I just thought the screen cap was an odd choice for a ship category ;)

Alli
Re: Graphics
(Anonymous)
Well, the offer's there - at least until I delete the files from my PC. You're right, though, that pic was crappy. What I did was match the images to the story as far as I could - but I could only do that with stories I've actually read. Where I hadn't, I had to go by titles and the categories. Guess you got the short straw :-)

Morgan )O(
Re: Graphics
*chuckles* Maybe I did... I had people asking me, upon seeing that picture, if I'd seriously ticked you off at some point ;)

I have a big old collection of S&J pics, btw, so if you ever need some in the future just let me know *g*