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LMFA Nominations

I've been reading all the great news as the nominations have flowed out this week -- man, those people on the LMFA committee are working flat out to make all this possible and they must be ready to drop from exhaustion! Bless their hearts and a hearty round of applause for all of them!

I'm really touched this year by the loyalty of the gen readers, especially since I've not written much gen in the past year. Gone Fishin' was nominated for 'episode related' and The Auction for 'angst' and 'smarm'. I also received a nomination for 'Classic Author' gen, which is really kind as I've only been in the fandom for less than four years. (I know, seems like longer. How did I live without Blair and Jim???? Of course, Iolaus and Hercules are quite put out that I not only abandoned them but brought quite a few others with me, LOL.)

Alyjude and I are nominated in slash for 'collaboration' on Desperate Journey, the second last story in the the Shaman's Journey arc. Given that Aly is one of my personal all-time favourite authors, it's a special thrill for me to see my name there along side hers.

I'm particularly blown away that I received an art nomination under gen, 'hand drawn' for my charcoal portrait of Blair. The great Lorraine tutored me through this piece at Big Bear a year ago, my first attempt at art of any kind in over thirty years, so it's amazing to have it nominated. I attribute it's nomination entirely to her guidance and encouragement.

Aly, Jess, Sylvette and I are all thrilled with the story nominations that Shaman's Journey has been given: established relationship, sentinel and guide, case and action, series, and collaboration. Since only three of the five can go on the ballot, we've got some decisions to make! In addition, our webmistress, Virginia Sky, has received a site nomination for multiple authors, 1-5, design. The Blair sketch I mentioned above was one of the art pieces done for this series and, given the amazing artists we had supporting us, I predict more art from Shaman's Journey will also be on the final ballot.

I'm very grateful to those who supported all of these nominations this year. I write and create art to entertain and such acknowledgement by the readers is infinitely precious to me. And I have to say that it's an honour to be included among the great writers and artists who have also received nominations this year. What struck me during the nominations process, though, was the incredible number of stories and artwork that were recommended for nomination on the LMFA site, and those lists are only the tip of the iceberg of what is produced each year for our enjoyment. This fandom is particularly blessed with outstanding contributors and, though only a few can be on the final ballot, we all win every day given the stories, art and songvids, and the wonderful resource websites, that are created in our collective celebration of Jim and Blair and their family and friends. So, hats off to everyone for what you contribute so freely and a most sincere 'thank you'.

Comments

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jessriley
Aug. 30th, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
I ready knew all that, but you can never have too many 'YAYS' :0)

And I'm adding my applause to yours for all those hard working ladies on the LMFA committee.
The deserve champagne, and a good nights sleep!
caarianna
Aug. 30th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
Ah, hey, thanks, Jess! For your note and your friendship.

And, yeah, most definitely, champagne for the LMFA lasses, and strawberries dipped in chocolate! My mind boggles at all the categories and sub-categories they coordinate each year. Such generosity of spirit!
fluterbev
Aug. 30th, 2006 07:38 am (UTC)
Congratulations to you and the Shaman's Journey team! Very well deserved nominations all round :-)
caarianna
Aug. 30th, 2006 08:01 am (UTC)
Thanks, Bev!
maaaaa
Aug. 30th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
caarianna
Aug. 30th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
polly_b
Aug. 30th, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC)
Congrats and squee!
caarianna
Aug. 30th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Lady! And right back at you! Well done!
_suziq_
Aug. 30th, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC)
Every nomination is so well deserved. You are one of the finest writers I've ever encountered, as are your "Journey" storymates.

Congrats!
caarianna
Aug. 30th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks, hon. Much appreciated! ::hugs::
trislindsay
Aug. 30th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
You, particularly for your solo work, and all the Shaman's Journey team deserve every nomination and Congratulations!.

I don't think you know how much your writing has come to mean in a lot of our lives. While I was so very sick, I loaded your two Western stories and read them again. They are so clear, descriptive and COMFORTABLE. Not all your stories are that comfortable - but these are the ones I go to when I want comfort fic. So, thank you!
caarianna
Aug. 31st, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
Annie, thank you so much for your congratulations. These nominations truly do mean a great deal to me.

And I am so glad to know that Bitterwood Creek and Oak Creek Canyon brought you some comfort when things weren't at all fun for you. I'm currently working on another Brothers in Time AU, this time during the American Revolution, that might end up being pretty long, LOL -- it's gen so far but might end up with a slash version, too. Not sure at this point. I am truly, truly touched that you enjoy my stories so much. Thank you.
trislindsay
Aug. 31st, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
That's wonderful! More Brothers in Time! Hey, I read gen, too. And I love American Revolution stories.
caarianna
Aug. 31st, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
Want to see the 37 pages I have so far? And they're not even off Long Island yet at the very beginning of the revolution, LOL! Warning, though. As you know, this is a reincarnation AU that continues through time. So, I'm risking a death in this one, but ... all will be well by the end, or I hope people will think so. Not sure if it needs a tissue warning or not, but I needed them doing the writing so far, LOL.
trislindsay
Aug. 31st, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
Yes, I'd love to see what you've done so far! Reincarnation stories are great, as I'm a firm believer (I like the idea that I can keep coming back until I get it right...). I'll let you know how many hankies in rating that it gets. *G*
caarianna
Aug. 31st, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
I'll let you know how many hankies in rating that it gets. *G*

Done deal! It's on it's way!

trislindsay
Aug. 31st, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
Oh good! Tomorrow was going to be a boring day with Nansi gone most of it. Now I have something to look forward to! I'll get the paper towels ready (no little hankies for me - I use paper towels for REAL tears!).
snailbones
Aug. 31st, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
Congratulations... I seem to have spent half my afternoon saying that to my favourite authors - so glad to be saying it to you too... ::beams::
caarianna
Aug. 31st, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks, sweetie! I really appreciate your good wishes!
peter_neverland
Aug. 31st, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the positive words. The poor LMFA committee has had a lot of work to do. Sara and Arouette have been the two most consistantly giving of their time and talents although everyone on the committee has more than done their share.

Congradulations on all your nominations and for all of your contributions to the awards! You are wonderful!
caarianna
Aug. 31st, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks, buddy! I really can't even imagine what a crazy time it's been for all of you. We're all so lucky you guys choose to volunteer your time this way.
caarianna
Aug. 31st, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
And I forgot to acknowledge that your artwork on several of the SJ stories and Desperate Journey in particular probably went a long way toward making the reading experience a great one for the readers!
pattrose
Aug. 31st, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. You worked hard for all of them. :)
caarianna
Aug. 31st, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
Patt Rose, thank you! Your artwork sure helped those stories on SJ appeal to the readers and enhance their enjoyment. And I'm sure you must have received some nominations for your lovely work, so congratulations to you, too.
pattrose
Sep. 1st, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
I got three for art and three for writing. Nominations, I mean. :) It's very exciting isn't it?
caarianna
Sep. 1st, 2006 12:53 am (UTC)
Six nominations! Wow! That's wonderful, Patt Rose! Congratulations! Yes, I agree, it is all very exciting.
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