Awards!

Apr. 24th, 2016 10:31 am
beer_good_foamy: (Willow-death)
So they announced the Willowy Goodness Awards, and I won some stuff! Particularly for First One To Turn The Wheel Is A Chicken and The Pieces That Prevailed.

Banners! )

Huge thanks to everyone, especially [livejournal.com profile] dragonydreams for holding it together! Check out the full list of winners here - congrats all!

Also, leaving this here for tomorrow:

And I have the fic to back it up.
beer_good_foamy: (Wild as the wind)
First of all, I won some stuff at [livejournal.com profile] rwsawards. First One To Turn The Wheel Is A Chicken and The Brian Situation both won awards. Thanks so much, and lots of congratulations to all the other winners - check out the complete list here, there's some absolutely fantastic stuff to be read.

Second, here's a ficlet of a pairing I don't think I've ever written. This is for [livejournal.com profile] punch_kicker15's prompt Faith/Tara in the Wishverse at this [livejournal.com profile] femslashbb comment ficathon. Because fuck The 100.

Title: Waylaid
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy, Wishverse
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~800
Characters/Pairing: Faith/Tara
Summary: Faith has a job to do. She's supposed to go to Sunnydale and fix what the last Slayer couldn't, or at least die trying. She shouldn't let herself get held up like this. It'll just get everyone hurt.

Faith had cashed the one-way plane ticket and spent it on leather pants, a fake ID and a three-day bender, and then for some reason (that twinge in her neck just won't stop) decided to go to Sunnydale anyway. Least she could do was check it out. Maybe even figure out a way to stop it, just so she could go back and call Diana a coward to her face. Greyhounds got her as far as Birmingham, and after a few days of hitchhiking she was picked up by a girl in a truck. )
beer_good_foamy: (Bernard - black books)
I got a couple more nominations at [livejournal.com profile] rwsawards! Canaries In A Coalmine is nominated for best 1,000--10,000-word fic, and The Brian Situation for best comedy. Thanks a lot!

Also, here's an AO3 meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] frogfarm:

My AO3 page

Most comments on a story (not counting my replies)
Surprise surprise (or maybe not), it's Welcome to the Slaughterhouse (BtVS/Texas Chainsaw Massacre crossover). My favourite comment on this is over at the Pit Of Voles, where someone told me "You should be arrested for dellusional sickness of the mind. Killing is ok, and torture is fine, but this was morbidly sadistic, you shouldn't be allowd to ever touch a writting untensil or computer ever again." I'm still not sure what a writting untensil is so I couldn't say if I've touched one since, but for the sake of this reviewer I hope I haven't.

Most kudos
The three fics of mine with the most kudos are all in fandoms I only occasionally dabble in. I wonder if this is what it feels like to be one of those artists who only have top 10 hits when they do a duet with someone else. Seriously, I'm very happy with these three.
Don't Rock the Moat (Agent Carter)
Radio Silence (Welcome to Night Vale/BtVS crossover)
Ms Summers Goes To Washington (West Wing/BtVS crossover)

The Buffyverse fic with the most kudos is, somewhat surprisingly to me at least, a fluffy little Faith/Buffy fic: If The Dead Rise (Or Not)

Earliest (oldest)
The first one I posted to AO3 according to their stats is Shooting Star (Willow/Kennedy, Willow/Tara, post-series). One of my favourite things I've written, as it happens, though I still occasionally get the itch to rewrite some of it.

I think it may also be the oldest fic I've put up on AO3. I honestly don't recall the order of some early fics; the first chapters of Dawn of the Dead and The Singular of "Apocalypses" may predate it by a few weeks.

Latest
Talking to Plants (BtVS, Willow/Tara fluff) and Avalanche (Game of Thrones, very unfluffy white walker apocalypse) both went up during January. I'm really happy with both, for very different reasons.

Proudest
I'm pretty happy with most of the fics I put up on AO3 (there's a reason some of my old LJ and Pit fics never got cross-posted). But let's take my three personal favs right now:

The Queen, The Soldier (BtVS, OC Slayer-centric). I've written a few historical OC Slayers that I like (One, But A Lion is another), but I'm really happy with how mythpunky this one got, the character has stayed with me, and the cameo by the canon gang at the end really ties it up nicely.

Dawn of the Dead (BtVS) I will never not love this fic, even though there's one or two things I'd probably do differently today. Vamp!Dawn laying waste to season 6 was just too much fun to write.

And speaking of OCs, I can't really not pick Mission Accomplished (BtVS, Giles-centric). I still wonder about Forsythe sometimes.

Longest
Welcome to the Slaughterhouse got quite long by my standards, almost 20,000 words including the alternate ending. I really couldn't stop writing that one once I realised just how nasty I could make it. Good thing I got it out of my system, I guess.

Elves, Gremlins and Eskimoes (AtS/Simpsons crossover) and Atonement's a Bitch (AtS/BtVs, Faith's POV on s7) also crack the 10,000 mark, and probably with much more grace.

Most bookmarks
Again, Radio Silence, Don't Rock the Moat and Ms Summers Goes To Washington, though in a slightly different order.
beer_good_foamy: (Willow-death)
Some kind soul(s) nominated me for some awards:

First One To Turn The Wheel Is A Chicken (Willow/Faith) is nominated for Best Slash and Best Unusual Pairing at [livejournal.com profile] rwsawards, and also for a few things including Best Comedy, Best Fluff and Best Willow/Faith at the Willowy Goodness Awards.

The Pieces That Prevailed is also nominated at the WGA, for Best Willow Characterization and a few other things, which is just humbling.

Thanks so much!

I was hoping to get some more writing done tonight, but I think I'll just pour me a glass and listen to Bowie all night instead.

However, if you missed it, I did post a very grim Game of Thrones fic yesterday, Avalanche. Basically, how do the brave people of Westeros fight off the advancing White Walker army? Spoiler: They don't, and maybe, just maybe, that's for the best. Writing a story from an undead POV is tricky, but I'm pretty happy with it. It's also on Archive of our Own.

Awards

Jul. 15th, 2015 10:44 pm
beer_good_foamy: (Bernard - black books)
So the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards announced their latest round, and among all the very well deserved winners, I managed to pick up a couple as well:




Big thanks to everyone! Make sure to check out all the other winners too, some of my favourite authors are in there.

I win!

Dec. 21st, 2014 06:25 pm
beer_good_foamy: (Default)
Just noticed (a couple of days late) that I've been awarded two plaques in the latest round of the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards, both for Building Character:



Huge thanks! My muse hasn't been very cooperative this year, so it's extra nice to learn that people appreciate the few things I did write.

Check out all the winners here!

I'm hoping to get some sort of holiday fic up before Wednesday.
beer_good_foamy: (Buffy)
So apparently I won something at [livejournal.com profile] wicked_awards. Specifically, Building Character won for Best Gen. Aw, shucks.

Thanks a lot to everyone involved, and congratulations to all the winners! Some great stuff there, go read now if you haven't already.

Also, just because I can, I have this idea of writing down a few bizarre or obscure crossovers that I could never make myself develop into anything longer. Here's one that people should at least be able to spot:

The Friendly Dark

Susie dreams of tigers, and wakes groaning. Now he's got her doing it. Hobbes is NOT REAL.

She keeps dreaming of tigers. She's heard about this. If you keep dreaming of someone, it means you're in love with them. And she so does not want to marry Calvin.

One day Calvin throws a snowball at her. She catches it in mid-air and sends it back to him hard enough to send him flying. She could swear the stuffed tiger sitting where he stood winks at her.

That night, she dreams of a tiger, and follows it into the desert landscape.
beer_good_foamy: (Default)
So apparently Academic also got nominated for the [livejournal.com profile] wicked_awards. Thank you so much, o anonymous benefactor!

And also, no less than two people suddenly answered my prompt for [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook's Obscure and British comment fic fest. The prompt? Withnail & I, 10 years later.

[livejournal.com profile] desecrets wrote Ne'er Was Dream / So Like A Waking

[personal profile] swordznsorcery wrote A Whiter Shade of Yesterday

Both are brilliant, so go read. None of them is especially cheerful - especially not the latter one - but really, how would you expect Withnail to spend the 70s?
beer_good_foamy: (Default)
So apparently some kind soul has nominated "Building Character" over at [livejournal.com profile] wicked_awards. Huge thanks! I'm still giddy at how well that fic was received.



Also, on a less jolly note, here's a drabble for [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday and the prompt "record". I always liked Lydia... I want to say Chalmers, but apparently that's all fanon thanks to this awesome fic? Anyway, here's my take on her.


Academic

Lydia’s father was a Watcher, like his before him. She studied for years, but not everyone’s fit for frontline duty; they also serve et cetera, and archivists are always needed. She grew to love it. Countless unique records going back to antiquity and beyond, brittle from age, Slayers whose entire civilizations were lost but were remembered here.

She survived the blast that destroyed the Council long enough to recognize the ashes raining down around her. Lydia grasped a burning piece of paper, all that remained of Gunda (376-391 AD), and held it tight as the walls collapsed.
beer_good_foamy: (DALEK)
Hey, I just realised that they announced the Willowy Goodness Awards, and my fic "Total Perspective Vortex" won two awards. Thanks a lot! Please make sure to check out the other winners as well.

pretty banners )

And in completely unrelated news, I just watched the first couple of episodes of The 100 just because when I first read about it, I vowed to write this fic. I don't actually hate the show, but hey, you don't say no to a plotbunny like this one.

If you haven't watched the show, this should be readable anyway with this summary: 97 years after nuclear holocaust killed everyone on Earth, the surviving humans all live on a space station in orbit... and they just sent 100 convicted teenage delinquents down to the surface to see if the radiation kills them. With predictable and very CW-does-Lost-ish results.

Title: It Is Defended
Fandom: The 100/Surprise crossover
Warning: Character death
Word Count: ~280
Summary: What is that creature stalking them?

Make sure you tell them this... )
beer_good_foamy: (Default)
First of all, "Total Perspective Vortex" was nominated at the Willowy Goodness Awards, along with a bunch of other very good fics. Thanks a lot!

Secondly, here’s a fic inspired by a discussion with [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni a little while ago, about how Faith would react to losing at various games like Rock-paper-scissors, Monopoly, etc.

Title: Five Games Faith Lost (And One She Won)
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffyverse, at various points from season 3 to post-series
Rating: PG13
Word count: 6x100
Characters/Pairing: Buffy/Faith

6 drabbles )
beer_good_foamy: (Death)
1. I won stuff!

Huge thanks to nominators and jury, and congrats to all other winners! You can read all the winning stories here.

2. 2013 end-of-year summary:

What I wrote, and a meme )
beer_good_foamy: (Default)
Wooo! Nominations are open for [livejournal.com profile] rwsawards, and someone was kind enough to nominate three of my fics:

Gonna Make You Bark for Doomed (Best Het) (so apparently not for Angel/Mr Gordo then, heh)
Not In The Brochure for Fanged Midget (501-1000 words)
Help Yourself for Where's My Cookie? (100 words)

Thanks a lot! Nominations are still open.

ETA: Oh! And I signed up for this:

Two baby birds flying from a nesting box. Text: Get It Done 2013

Also, here's a question about an idea I had a while back. You know how comment ficathons work? Has anyone ever tried a comment fanmixathon? My idea is to set up a master post where people can post prompts (in the form of a character/pairing/arc/season/etc) and others can respond with youtube links to songs that would fit the prompt - hopefully ending up with collaborative fanmixes with some surprising twists. What do you think, dear flisters? Workable?

Awards

Mar. 21st, 2013 12:07 am
beer_good_foamy: (Bernard - black books)
...OK, this is almost getting embarrassing. Apparently I won another award from [livejournal.com profile] wicked_awards:



This one really means a lot. (Not that the others don't, but getting meta awards in this fandom is high praise.) Thanks a lot to everyone, and lots of congrats to everyone else who won - make sure to check out all the winners here.

beer_good_foamy: (Bernard - black books)
Second verse, same as the first: It's awards season, and they just announced the winners at [livejournal.com profile] absence_oflight. And among all the other very deserving winners (CONGRATS one and all!) I happened to pick up a couple as well:




Thank you so much! Check out all the winners here.

Also, I hope everyone's checking out the Three Sentence Ficathon? I found a prompt for Wolf Hall and had to write this, a little Thomas Cromwell character slice. (I wrote a Buffy one as well, but I'm not entirely happy with how that one came out so I'm planning to turn it into something longer.)

Roughshod

The courtiers keep asking him the same question in the same incredulous tone, as if they're astonished that a... person of his background can even speak.

The honest answer would be that he's fairly certain his hands have forgotten how to shoe a horse, they are used to pens and handshakes now.

But he likes the look in their eyes when he answers yes, he can; as if only for a moment, they realise that they might one day go barefoot.
beer_good_foamy: (Default)
First of all: WOOOO! The Willowy Goodness Awards have been announced, and a bunch of people on my flist(s) won stuff... including, as it turns out, me. Awww, you guys, thanks so much, and congrats to everyone! Go read, people, there's lots of good stuff there.
Banners! )

Also, here's a very silly drabble for [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday's challenge "Ghost".

Who You Gonna Call?

The First looked at Buffy with a well-rehearsed Evil Chuckle. "Do you really think you can win this? I existed back when your kind was just primordial slime. You literally cannot even touch me. Now," it said with a smile, "any famous last words?"

"Just one," said Buffy. "NOW!"

Suddenly, the air around The First crackled with energy beams. It tried to resist, but with an anguished "NOOOO!" it was sucked down into a small metal box, trapping it forever.

"Thanks, Doctor Venkman," Buffy said.

The lead Ghostbuster grinned. "Hey, all in a day’s work, sweetheart. Now, about our bill…"
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Apparently 'tis the season to nominate, and I'm not one to complain.

Strawberries was nominated for Best Willow/Other Female Author, Best Willow/Other Female Fic, Best Comedy, and Cloudbusting for Best Fluff. Thanks so much to whoever nominated me!

Also, here's a drabble for this week's [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday challenge, "Unusual".

Help Yourself

"Yo, Wes." Faith and Buffy entered the library. "We were just attacked by some freaky-ass demon that called B 'Delilah' and tried to stab her with a knife."

"Oh dear," Wesley mused. "It would appear you've encountered a Tom Jones demon."

"A what? Do you know what that is, B?"

Buffy shook her head while checking her new coat for damage. "Nope. Must be something new."

"Well, actually," Wesley tried to suppress a giggle, "It's not unusual."

The two teenagers stared at him, non-plussed.

"I mean, I'll... look through the books and see what I can find," he added sheepishly.
beer_good_foamy: (Wild as the wind)
So some people have very generously nominated me for some awards:

Upon The Edge Of No Escape and Drive It Like You Stole It are nominated for the [livejournal.com profile] absence_oflight!
Absence of Light Awards
And 67 Characters In Search Of A Memory, Hitting Things And A Whole Lotta Jack D (Among Other Things), and the meta Buffy, the Vampire Slayer vs Buffy The Vampire Slayer have been nominated at [livejournal.com profile] wicked_awards.

Thank you so much! Also, make sure to check out [livejournal.com profile] buffyversetop5, which is running for a while yet.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday is up again, yay! Here's a drabble for this week's prompt "Late".

A Ship, The Black Freighter

"Buffy?"

"Yeah?"

"...Nothing."


For years, Faith knew exactly where she missed her shot. The day after Buffy killed Gwendolyn Post, and dropped by Faith's motel room to talk. There were about five seconds when Faith could have asked her to stay. They might have talked, fought, or... whatever. She could have stayed, or left town, done anything. But the moment passed, that was that, and then it was always too late.

Yet now she's driving a bus full of Slayers across the desert as the sun rises.

"What are you smiling about?" Dawn asks.

Faith, unaware that she was; "...Nothing."
beer_good_foamy: (Default)
WOOOHOOO! 21.12.2012 is just a few hours away! Here we go!

MUSIC! )

So, what do you think it's going to be? Place your bets now, tomorrow is definitely too late!
[Poll #1885933]

Oh, and I won this. Thanks a lot, everyone, and congrats to all the other winners!
beer_good_foamy: (Death)
Woops! I just discovered that I won an award about a month ago that I completely blanked on. Cloudbusting was runner-up at [livejournal.com profile] wicked_awards. So sorry about not noticing, [livejournal.com profile] angelus2hot, and thanks a lot!



Also, since everyone else is doing it, the three best yule movies...
Or "Christmas" or "holiday" or whatever you prefer. That whole debate is puzzling to those of us who grew up with a language where the word for "Christmas" has nothing to do with any particular religion.
...are, of course, in order, those three lovely explorations of terrorism family, loss of faith, and good drinking eatin': Die Hard, Fanny And Alexander, and Bad Santa.

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