I just had a chance to look at the RWSA award winners list and I am SUPER impressed with what I see - and I'll be honest, that doesn't always happen when it comes to these sorts of things. In theory, quality is it's own reward but it's nice to see quality actually be acknowledged and rewarded, as it is here. I'd hand this list of winners to anyone as a tip-of-the iceburg example of the fantastic creativity of this fandom. And there's a real range here; the list includes names I haven't seen elsewhere in fandom awards. This is list winners feels absolutely right to me. rahirah and brutti_ma_buoni as Best Authors? Oh hell YES! And "duh." Kudos to darkgoddessgege for running the awards - I'm already looking forward to the next round! So many people on my flist were winners that I'm afraid I'll miss someone, so congratulations to everyone! I will allow myself to single out a couple near and dear to my heart (forgive the indulgence) - comlodge 's citation for Winged!Buffy and lanoyee 's post-S6 fic "Take a Moment" (Buffy, Tara, Dawn) both made my heart dance. (Pretend to be shocked.) But then there's baphrosia, snogged, velvetwhip, dragonydreams, snowpuppies, st_salieri (who seems to be undergoing a "renaissance" appreciation - can I dream that they'll write in this fandom again?) rebcake, aadler and...I apologize if I've overlooked anyone!