Saturday, January 30, 2010

Marriage Is So Gay

I came across this on Facebook today: Marriage Is So Gay - Marriage Equality T-Shirts A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each "Marriage Is So Gay" T-shirt will be donated to organizations that promote marriage equality. Definitely a worthy cause! :)

Photo inspiration - DD Chapter 7

I don't even know what to say about this. :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Twifans for Haiti compilation

It's here! It's here! :) After a massive effort by MsKathy and manyafandom (aided by many others), the Twifans for Haiti compilation has been delivered to the email inboxes of donors! Thank you so much to Kathy and Hopey for this, as well as to all the authors and donors who contributed as well.

If you're looking for my contribution, you'll find it in the T-rated submissions. No, really! :) Hope you enjoy the document! Congratulations and grateful applause to you, fandom!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Indie TwiFic Award Nominations are open

The Indie Twific Awards are among the fandom's most respected awards. The second cycle has just opened for nominations today, and I'm really flattered to have been asked to join the esteemed judges' panel this cycle. Please, read the rules about what constitutes an "Indie" fic, and then go forth and nominate!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Fandom Support Haiti Disaster Relief

Moved by the humanitarian crisis in the wake of the Haiti earthquake, TwiFic author MsKathy decided to write a minimum 1K story and offer it to those who made a minimum $5 donation to a charity of their choice help with disaster relief. No sooner had she announced this than other Twific authors began offering to contribute pieces as well. What has resulted is a compilation of stories contributed by more than 150 authors in the fandom.

Your humble author has joined the fray. The terms have not changed: for a minimum $5 donation to a charity of your choice (but specifically for Haitian relief) you will receive a PDF or Word Document containing the Twifans for Haiti compilation. Donations must be made prior to 11:59 PM MST on Sunday, January 24, 2010. Email your receipt to MsKathy and she will deliver the compilation to your email inbox on Monday January 25, 2010.

For all details, click here to read MsKathy's blog post.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Structurally Unsound wins Best Heartfail in Slash/Backslash Contest

Um...WOW! :) I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Structurally Unsound has been awarded a Judges' Pick award in the Slash/Backslash contest! You can read the write-up here on The Lazy, Yet Discerning, Ficster contest announcement post.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

TLYDF Character Exploration: Bella, by mozzer0906

So this isn't a fanfic rec, per se, but my girl Shannon, cohost of The Fictionators, wrote an amazing, thorough submission for the Discerning Ficster blog exploring the many characterizations of Bella in fanfic. It's a really well-done article (no bias, really) and I had to link it up here. :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Coming of Dawn, by evelini

I stumbled across this one-shot this morning and was completely taken by it. It's not exceptionally long but captures the emotion of the moment so beautifully. If you agree, please show the author some love. :)

The Coming of Dawn