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CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS OF SUNNYDALE MEMORIAL AWARDS ROUND 30 (just a teensy bit belatedly)

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF SUNNYDALE MEMORIAL AWARDS ROUND 30 (just a teensy bit belatedly). Check out the entire winners list here with beautiful banner artwork by pickamix and dragonydreams. (I complimented Megan on the art a while back, especially regarding the gorgeous richness of the blacks; her image of Joyce/Kristine Sutherland is especially swoonworthy. As per usual, she shrugged off the compliments.)*

As always a big round of applause for all dragonydreams' work - more than "work" it's part of the connective tissue that keeps this fandom alive and vibrant.

Special kudos to my friends who were honored: velvetwhip (Gabrielle), snogged, beer_good_foamy, clockwork_hart1, kikimay for her first English-language fiction award, gillo, snowpuppies, angelus2hot,  and baphrosia!

My personal "Voter's Choice award for a story this round that didn't win an award and is NOT by someone on my flist": "Love is Blind" by Avalon. I wasn't familiar with the author or her work prior, but I was actually disappointed to see it didn't win an award. If I must read "soulless redemption Spuffy" fics, then please let them all be as superbly written as this one.
Thanks! And thank you dragonydreams for this wonderful community!
Thanks! And thank you dragonydreams for this wonderful community!

She deserves all the kudos we can heap upon her, doesn't she?
Thanks!

And oh, I hadn't realised that Megan made those banners. They really are beautiful. Turning colour images into black and white without losing the depth is hard.
They really are beautiful. Turning colour images into black and white without losing the depth is hard.

I don't know how she got the blacks so richly saturated except that she practiced working in blacks extensively. These look more like something captured directly on film or even in inks than anything digital.
Thank you, sweetheart! I was so excited to be among such august company! (And yes, Megan's banners are gorgeous.)


Gabrielle
I only apologize this post was so late in coming, my dear.

I was so excited to be among such august company!

As well you should be, IMO - you're first among equals.

And yes, Megan's banners are gorgeous.
SunnyD is a labor of love, one that I am happy to continue because I know how much it means to our fandom.