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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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I peeked in your LJ and saw you're coming to Gatecon. Me too :)

Excellent :D I was speaking to Becca (Ramsey) and she said several of the SJHW were coming...glad to hear you're one of them :)

Oh, you know Becca? Cool :)

And yeah, there'll be a bunch of us going. You'll know who we are by the ominous music that preceeds us down the hall, and the frightened screams of young children as they dash out of our paths.

*eg*

Have you been to Gatecon before?
Oh, you know Becca?

Yep yep! She's my 2IC on SG-9 over on the SGC Task Force RPG. We found a common dislike...stupidity...so now we talk a great deal :)

You'll know who we are by the ominous music that preceeds us down the hall, and the frightened screams of young children as they dash out of our paths.

LOL...yes, yes, I know the reputation. I'll be the one grinning at the screams from the sideline.


Have you been to Gatecon before?

Sure have, went last year. This year, I'll be running around as one of Fryn's PAs. Can't wait :D

And definitely looking forward to Corin's panel...
Cool :) This'll be #3 for me... you'd never know that I'm actually a starving college student laboring under harsh conditions for minimum wage *g* Give Fryn a hug from me; I'm sure she and the others are doing & will continue to do a great job this year :)

And definitely looking forward to Corin's panel...

Oooh, me too. I was so excited when I heard he was coming. And I'm really really hoping that folks like 'little miss snot' don't try any funny business. I know it's not likely, I know they're more likely to try and kill him with kindness and then start trying to ferret out 'dirt' than to show any outright hostility, but... well, you never know. There's been some odd stuff the last two years.

Almost a week til I leave... can't wait
you'd never know that I'm actually a starving college student laboring under harsh conditions for minimum wage

LOL...I know what you mean. Fellow starving student right here!! *waves hand* I'm coming from Australia, so ALL of my funds have gone into this trip.

And I'm really really hoping that folks like 'little miss snot' don't try any funny business.

I really hope so too. Seeing as though there's more sensible people there than the Toe Suckers (did I get the term right??) and assorted others who may try to mess things up, I don't think they'll get too far with any plans they may have. Luckily, most of those kind are all talk, no action...they're nothing without their keyboards. Besides...no 'bad behaviour' will be tolerated...and they'll know it!

Ack...I leave Friday US time...and I've got two more exams, a doctor's appointment and packing to start! I'd pass out with stress, but I don't have the time to waste ;)

Looking forward to meeting you at Gatecon hopefully!
LOL...I know what you mean. Fellow starving student right here!! *waves hand* I'm coming from Australia, so ALL of my funds have gone into this trip.

Oh yeah. One of our group is coming from Oz, and we've heard alllll about her financial situation *g*

I really hope so too. Seeing as though there's more sensible people there than the Toe Suckers (did I get the term right??)

LOL. Yup... you're good ;)

and assorted others who may try to mess things up, I don't think they'll get too far with any plans they may have. Luckily, most of those kind are all talk, no action...they're nothing without
their keyboards.


Oh yes. Meet face to face and all of a sudden they aren't quite so nasty. It's bizarre. *eg*

Besides...no 'bad behaviour' will be tolerated...and they'll know it!

Glad to hear it! After the reports of the... stuff that went on at MediaWest con this past summer, I've been a wee bit concerned, but I'm sure Fryn and the others have better judgement when it comes to such nastiness. And I know that there are plenty of folks, HW and nonHW, who will be fully prepared to pound anyone who acts up *beg