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06 June 2009 @ 07:18 pm
Category Suggestions for Round Two  
Hello, everyone! We're trying to start getting things together for Round Two, which will start in August, and wanted your input on what sorts of categories you might like.

We've decided to keep Drabble/Ficlet, Slash, Het and Gen and are doing away with the AU, Short and Long categories.

We'd like between 2 and 4 categories to replace these, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them in a comment!
spiceblueeyesspiceblueeyes on June 7th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
I always thought it would be cool to have a "twistedly sweet" category. For those fics that make you grimace and go 'awww' at the same time :)
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on June 7th, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)
That is an interesting idea. If we can come up with an operational definition, it might work.
Butterflysnogged on June 7th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
What about best Dark Smut?
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on June 7th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
Oh, something like that might work. :)
ClawofCat: Buffy love cryclawofcat on June 7th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
Okay. Bear with me. I'm tired and these might not come out clearly, but I'll try my best.

Best Future? I've certainly read some fairly apocalyptic/bleak future fics. Our heroes never seen to catch a break!

Best Death? Fics that specifically deal with character death or its ramifications. That certainly ranges from angst to full on dark depending on how the material is handled.

Best Unrequited Love? This one is a bit amorphous and perhaps the title doesn't totally capture what I mean, but a fic where a character yearns for another and doesn't have their affections returned. An example that comes to mind is that Buffy/Spike, Dawn ficlet you wrote where Dawn wears Spike's pants, masterbates, and watches them do it. She can't be with him, but wants to. I was thinking it could be an angsty twist on a Romance category.
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on June 7th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
Hee! The first two are ones I'd thought of earlier, and I'm very keen on implementing those. The last one...that actually sounds pretty fun!

Thanks for the suggestions!
brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on June 7th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
My first thought on this was Best End of the World or Best Apocalypse, so I guess future would be more inclusive (and sound a lot less like a cheap cut of meat in the UK - best end of lamb...).

My second thought was best death, so basically I'm just agreeing with this post!
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on June 7th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm fairly certain those two will make it into the round. :)
Leanderlaguz_godin on June 7th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC)
No! I LOVE AU!! damn!
um...I'll try to think of categories that could replace them...
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on June 7th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
Sorry, hon. We just had so much trouble trying to fill it. Actually, we didn't fill either one, so we'd like to try something different. :)
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The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on June 7th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
Hee! I figured more than one person would delight in that category's demise. :P
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The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on June 7th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
That's fine, hon. We've got some great suggestions already. :)