March 6th, 2005

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

Fanfic Author Appreciation Week

So, irishrose1 had this idea:

March 6 through March 13

Post to your LJ each day at least one of your favorite fanfic authors and why you love them, their work, and why they need more appreciation.

Do you have any idea how much fic I read? Considering I read everything that gets nominated at LLGA, I've read a *lot* of authors. So there is no way I'm not doing this.

So, for my first entry, I picked sadbhyl. I was introduced to her work a little over a year ago when someone nominated "More Than Strangers" at LLGA. I printed up the story to read while I was at my in-laws at Christmastime, and ended up getting very cranky with people when they kept trying to interrupt me while I was reading. I ended up hiding out in the middle of Christmas Day, just so that I could finish what there was. At that point, it was still a WIP, and it became one of those few stories I jumped on updates for.

I went on to read more, and loved it all. And she's the only author I've ever read that made me like an Ethan story, so bonus points for her there. Her characterizations are spot-on, she's funny as hell (c'mon, female!Spike wearing tees with logos because everybody kept staring at his breasts?), and her smut is some of the hottest I've ever read. Did I mention regular updates? Her current WIP, "And a Star to Steer Her By," is my current obsession; it makes Tuesdays my favorite day of the week.

While Sadbhyl still loves her Spuffy, she's also completely embroiled in her very adult series, the Menageverse, where she and Mydeira are rewriting each season of Buffy with Giles, Joyce, and Ethan all involved. Some fascinating stuff there, and hot to boot. If you haven't given it a shot, I highly recommend you do.

Her site is here. If you haven't read her stuff before, I suggest you run over there and start. If you have, go over there anyway. I'll lay odds there's stories there you never read before. I thought I'd read everything she'd written only to get surprised as hell when a story showed up nominated at LLGA that I'd never even heard of (sneaky sadbhyl, getting it past me!). The woman is prolific with a capital Pro. The real deal, folks. Go love her as much as I do. :)
eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

James announcements

I'm such a sucker for James. :)

Two appearances have been announced tonight for James, both concerts -

- From Alternate Universe Presents: Alternate Universe Presents is very excited to announce that JAMES MARSTERS and COMMON ROTATION will be appearing in concert on Friday night, July 8th in Sacramento!

Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis for all convention attendees holding a Pretty, Shiny, and Bronze Pass.

PLUS, as an added bonus, we are making available 125 SPECIAL PASSES that will include the concerts, an autographed copy of Common Rotation’s latest CD, an autographed copy of James Marsters’ solo acoustic CD, AND an exclusive after concert talk with James Marsters.

Due to his limited schedule, James will only be doing a few events this year, and we are delighted that he is coming to Sacramento . This is currently James' ONLY west coast appearance, don’t miss it!

James Marsters' new solo CD and Common Rotation’s CDs will be available for purchase at the concert.

- From the Motor City Buffy Con: JAMES MARSTERS IN CONCERT! We are pleased to announce that James Marsters has agreed to appear in concert on Thursday night, June 2nd, exclusively for convention attendees holding Gold, Silver, Bronze or Weekend Pass tickets. Seats are limited and will be first come, first serve to convention attendees. This concert appearance is James' ONLY Mid-West appearance currently scheduled for 2005--don't miss it! Come out to see James perform songs from his new solo CD! CDs will be available at the concert. Tickets for the concert are $25.00.

Since I already had tickets to both events, I'm rather chuffed right now. I hadn't thought I was going to get to see James at all this year, and now I get two concerts without having to fly to the UK, lol. Needless to say, I'm even more excited about these events. Alternate Universe, especially, because it has two guests I've never seen before already, Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin. Go check it out and join in the fun! :)
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