I'd been promising myself I'd do a rec list of Top 5 stories by clockwork_hart1 - and ended up doing two (here and here). Some fics were easy choices because they are so dear to my heart, to how I approach the Buffyverse and feel about the characters; or aren't anything like I normally read but are wonderfully sexy, or disturbing. Which meant some hard choices still had to be made. *sniffle*
Last week I'd hoped that more people would post lists and y'all have done so, in a big way: in all genres and media (fic, video, meta, artwork), and from all "niches" of this fandom. This round has been wonderfully diverse and really taken the idea of "celebrating the love" to it's fullest extent I think. There's so much love there and so much to love. And why not? Isn't the Buffyverse, at it's core, about love in all it's aspects?
There's only one drawback: it ends on Sunday, January 19th, at 6pm EST (US/North America.) Not a lot of time left. (Don't say I didn't warn you, ok?) I have at least two, maybe three (?) meta rec lists I want to put up, and I'm away from the computer on weekends. Which means I have to get it all done TOMORROW.
I don't suppose, dearest mods *flutters eyelashes winsomely in yourlibrarian's direction* that I could request an extension this round? Because, goodness, it's going so beautifully don't you think?
(What bribery would you accept here: cookies? Soft words and flattering phrases? Kittens?)
petzipellepingo for included one of my own posts from last year, "Our Mother/Her Mother/Our Self (Buffy, Joyce, Dawn)" in their list of Top 5 Picspam Collections on Tuesday. I was not expecting that at all. It never would have occured to me that post would make a Top 5 list, especially considering all the wonderful, sophisticated picspam art there is out there to chose from. I'm very happy that it communicated my love for the women in the 'verse in a way that strikes a chord with others.You've honored me more than you know.
And thank you so much to the wonderful folks on my flist, to everyone for your feedback and gifts, especially these past two weeks.
My cup literally overfloweth, and I don't know how to begin to show my appreciation. But I'll do my level best to do so next week.
(Hint:There will be icons!)