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CONGRATULATIONS ... and THANK YOU!

First and foremost, I want to congratulate all the winners of this year's LMFA Awards process ... and all those who were nominated, too. Together, all of you give us an amazingly rich source of stories, art and songvids, as well as wonderful archives and websites to safeguard those riches.

This year, especially after losing so much with the geocities closures, I'm particularly grateful to those who contribute by hosting stories and by linking them so we can readily find them. And the often unsung contributors, our betas, help us to give the best we can to the fandom. I'm sure grateful to mine, StarWatcher. And I'm grateful to all the folks who contribute so much time and real effort to give us the annual LMFA Awards process, which is both an annual source of excellent contributions through the nominations' lists, and also a kind of feedback mechanism to all who are nominated and selected, something I particularly treasure in these days of pretty sparse feedback on individual stories. So, a hearty round of applause to everyone who continues to inject life and energy and fun into this wonderful fandom.

And, finally, last but certainly not least, I want to thank those kind and generous people who nominated and voted for my stories ... I'm thrilled to have won gen awards for gen crossover (SG-22), gen novel (What About Now?), and gen episode related (It's About Friendship), as well as slash awards for slash post TSbyBS (The Silent Key), slash established relationship (Half Heaven, Half Heartbreak), and the one that totally astonished me, Outstanding Slash Author. It's been a rough couple of years, with three major surgeries, one minor operation, two shoulder replacements, a brush with cancer resulting in a total hysterectomy and a subsequent protracted post op infection with attendant complications with which I'm still contending. Consequently, I haven't been writing all that much and when one isn't well it's easy to feel isolated ... well, let's just say these awards are such gifts, gifts which I have always treasured but never so much as this year.

Thank you, all of you, so much.

Comments

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starwatcher307
Dec. 28th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
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Woo-HOO! Congratulations, lady! I'm so pleased for you; that's good news, indeed.
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caarianna
Dec. 28th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Thanks, buddy ... and you helped me achieve each and every one. I'm a much better writer because of you. ::hugs::
polly_b
Dec. 28th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
\o/
*applauds you* You deserve every one!
caarianna
Dec. 28th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
Re: \o/
Ah, thanks, Polly. ::hugs::
fluterbev
Dec. 28th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
Oh, congratulations! Very well deserved indeed XXX
caarianna
Dec. 28th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Bev. And congrats to you, too!! ::twirls you::
snycock
Dec. 28th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
Congratulations! All of those are so very, very well deserved!
caarianna
Dec. 28th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you, Jen; that's kind. I wish everyone could win ... just being nominated is so special, so affirming in terms of knowing folks really have enjoyed a given story. Means the world to me.
jessriley
Dec. 28th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
::twirls and twirls AND twirls:: I'm so very happy for you!
caarianna
Dec. 28th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
I know you are, mate! Just as I'm thrilled for you! ::twirls you in the dance of joy!::
janedavitt
Dec. 28th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
Totally deserved; you're a wonderful writer ::hugs::
caarianna
Dec. 28th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
Ah, thanks, Jane. I'm nowhere near being a pro, like you, but until the past couple years, writing was my true joy in life. I'm always so delighted when people enjoy the stories I write. And thanks again for contributing your time and effort to the LMFA, and for the stories and art you give the fandom.
roslynsmuse
Dec. 28th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
Not surprised in the least! You are truly the most well rounded author writing in so many genres from slash to gen to AUs and cross-overs. I recall finding fan fiction through a google mistake and reading Dawn C first. I had no idea what slash was and, of course, the first few stories I encountered in slash were just awful - no story, just porn and any two males would have done for it. The names Jim and Blair just offered a venue to put it in a TS site. Then I came across your slash stories after meeting you on the SA list and saw how excellent slash could be, moving on to other talented writers.

You've brought lots of people into the fandom because you move comfortably through most of the genres and allow any newbie to find their comfort level. There ought to be an LMFA award for that too :-)
caarianna
Dec. 28th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
Thanks, Roslyn. You're always so supportive and encouraging, and I really appreciate it. And congrats again on your well-deserved award!
kat_rowe
Dec. 28th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
I think I've said before that you're about the only slash author I read in this fandom. Even though I totally believe that the boys are soul-mates, the vast majority of slash that I've seen feels ridiculously forces and is OOC to boot. In the fics of yours that I've read, the boys not only remain true to the people they are but the slash relationship between them reads like a perfectly natural progression of the friendship they already share. Which makes it just beautiful to see :)
caarianna
Dec. 28th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
I really appreciate your observations and comments about the way I depict their slash relationship. For me, it all begins and ends with their phenomenal friendship, and though everyone has their own sense of their voices and personalities, I try to hold true to how I perceive their characters in canon. I'm really touched by how much you enjoy the stories.
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pattrose
Dec. 28th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
Oh wow, congratulations, Marilyn. THis is wonderful news. :)
Hugs, Patt
caarianna
Dec. 28th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
Thanks, Patt! Hey, have you been able to dig from under all that snow?
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alyburns
Dec. 28th, 2009 05:35 am (UTC)
You already know how I feel
but it bears repeating: YOU DESERVE IT!

WOOHOO, MARILYN!
caarianna
Dec. 28th, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
Re: You already know how I feel
And you know how grateful I am for your ongoing confidence and support! ::hugs::
snailbones
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:27 am (UTC)


Wheeee! Congratulations!

::twirls you::

caarianna
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie!
luicat
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:35 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
Your stories always deserve to be recognised this way. You're one of my favourite authors.
Go you!
::twirls::
caarianna
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks, I'm really glad to know that. ::hugs::
laurie_ky
Dec. 28th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! You're a wonderful writer and I've certainly enjoyed your stories.

Laurie
caarianna
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Laurie, I really enjoy your writing, too. Can't wait until your trilogy of Jim bringing Blair back to Cascade is finished, so I can settle into a long read!
justmej
Dec. 29th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I am so thrilled for you.
hugs you!
caarianna
Dec. 29th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Janet! I'm just so grateful and still a little gob-smacked! :)
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