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02 February 2010 @ 11:54 pm
It's nearly time for Round Three, so Gabrielle and I wanted to let everyone know of the changes we've implemented.

Probably the biggest pertains to categories: Due to low nomination volume, we've decided to eliminate the Angst and Dark distinctions and simply combine the categories. We will have an Overall Angst Fic category and an Overall Dark Fic category, then the standards (Drabble/Ficlet, Slash, Het, Gen) will be combined Angst/Dark. Two new categories (that will also be combined Angst/Dark) will be Best Crossover and Best Dub- or Non-Con Fic. (For more information, check out the Categories post.)

We do realize that this cuts the number of available categories by a bit, but the mods have the option of cascading categories in the event that we get enough nominations of a certain pairing or type. (See Rules for an explanation of cascading categories.)

Nominations for Round Three will open February 21, and the Rules have been changed to reflect the new categories and the list of ineligible fics has been updated, so make sure to check those out before you begin collecting nominations!

And as always, if you'd like to help in any way, check out the Volunteer Post!
 
 
25 October 2009 @ 08:52 pm
Drumroll, please...






Absence of Light Awards
Round Two Results



Angst - Best Drabble/Ficlet:
Winner: Tea and Crumbling by Gabrielle
Runner-Up: Hemoglobin by snowpuppies
Fan Favorite: Tea and Crumbling by Gabrielle

Angst - Best Het:
Winner: La Meilleure Revanche by thisficklemob
Runner-Up: It's Over by slaymesoftly
Fan Favorite: If Wishes Were Horses by Gabrielle

Angst - Best Slash:
Winner: A Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes by kyrafic
Runner-Up: Bonded by rayruz
Runner-Up: Marked Men by firefly124
Fan Favorite: The Odd Man Looking In by lusciousspike

Angst - Best Gen:
Winner: Hiywan's Story by stormwreath
Runner-Up: Feet of Clay by ubiquirk
Runner-Up: The Very Secret Diary of Andrew Wells (O Captain My Captain Remix) by lily_lovely
Fan Favorite: Five Times People Noticed Xander's Bruises didn't all come from Patrol by dipenates

Angst - Best Future:
Winner: Shadows of a Brighter Day by eowyn_315
Runner-Up: The Worst Journey in the World by shapinglight
Fan Favorite: Fourteen Days on the Hellmouth by snowpuppies

Angst - Best Character Death:
Winner: Memory } Shattered } Shattering by ubiquirk
Winner: Mission Accomplished by beer_good_foamy
Runner-Up: Play Winifred For Me by brutti_ma_buoni
Fan Favorite: Play Winifred For Me by brutti_ma_buoni

Angst - Most Original:
Winner: Hiywan's Story by stormwreath
Runner-Up: Feet of Clay by ubiquirk
Runner-Up: Fourteen Days on the Hellmouth by snowpuppies
Fan Favorite: Fourteen Days on the Hellmouth by snowpuppies
Fan Favorite: A Life Less Ordinary by c_woodhaven

Angst - Best Author:
Winner: lily_lovely
Runner-Up: ubiquirk
Fan Favorite: c_woodhaven


Dark - Best Drabble/Ficlet:
Winner: Not Yours by clawofcat
Runner-Up: Like Twins by lily_lovely
Fan Favorite: The Conquering Hero by Gabrielle

Dark - Best Het:
Winner: Escape Me Never by Gabrielle
Runner-Up: Five Ways Buffy Didn't Die (part 5) by spuffyduds
Fan Favorite: Escape Me Never by Gabrielle

Dark - Best Slash:
Winner: The Shadow by the Door by lusciousxander
Runner-Up: Freedom Isn't Free by snogged
Fan Favorite: Freedom Isn't Free by snogged

Dark - Best Gen:
Winner: I'm Not Supposed to Be Like This by spuffyduds
Winner: Chatting Dead by lusciousspike
Runner-Up: In Faith's Shadow by snowpuppies
Fan Favorite: In Faith's Shadow by snowpuppies

Dark - Best Future:
Winner: Twice My Burn by doyle_sb4
Runner-Up: Doll by Chris G-D
Fan Favorite: Damaged Goods by Gabrielle

Dark - Best Character Death:
Winner: Escape Me Never by Gabrielle
Runner-Up: Five Ways Buffy Didn't Die (part 5) by spuffyduds
Fan Favorite: Escape Me Never by Gabrielle

Dark - Most Original:
Winner: Fallen Soldier by seductivembrace
Runner-Up: Earlier by blankbadge
Runner-Up: Warning Sign by froxyn
Fan Favorite: Hostile by snogged

Dark - Best Author:
Winner: clawofcat
Runner-Up: seductivembrace
Fan Favorite: snogged



Judge's Choice:
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The Very Secret Diary of Andrew Wells (O Captain My Captain Remix) by lily_lovely
Mission Accomplished by beer_good_foamy
Hiding by brutti_ma_buoni
The Show by ash_carpenter
Hiywan's Story by stormwreath
Illusion by deird1
A Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes by kyrafic
The Boy and the Beast by snowpuppies
I'm Not Supposed to be Like This by spuffyduds
Shadows of a Brighter Day by eowyn_315
Ordinary Guy by tesla321


Mod's Choice:
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Twirling by lit_gal
Severed and Sewn by clawofcat




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Angst | Dark | Judge/Mod's Choice



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11 October 2009 @ 01:02 pm
We would like to thank everyone who voted in this round. Even more of you voted this time than last time and that gladdens our hearts.

As of now, we are busily wrapping up the second part of this round - the judging.

Results of both the fan vote and judging will be announced on Halloween. Thank you, all of you, once again for helping us honour the folks who make fandom such a nice, dark place!



Your Mods
 
 
06 September 2009 @ 03:30 pm
Vote only once! Ballot-stuffing isn't cool!

Here's a list of the Nominees, so you can look them over. :)


Voting for Round Two is Now Closed





 
 
01 August 2009 @ 12:50 am
Nominees:

Last Updated: 9/1/09


The following authors have reached their nomination limit: ubiquirk - Angst, seductivembrace - Dark, spuffyduds - Dark, snowpuppies, Gabrielle

Angst:

Best Drabble/Ficlet - CLOSED

  1. The Flowers You Gave Me by mouthmount (PG-13; Dawn, Spike)

  2. Tea and Crumbling by Gabrielle (PG; Willow, Spike)

  3. Deja-Bleu by sockmonkeyhere (PG-13; Spike/Fred)

  4. Hemoglobin by snowpuppies (PG-13; Fred)

  5. The End by brutti_ma_buoni (R; Angel/Spike)

  6. At Least You Were Getting Along by lilbreck (PG; Spike/Buffy)

  7. She Always Wanted to be Harriet the Spy by ubiquirk (PG-13; Dawn, Tara)

  8. Easy-Bake by beer_good_foamy (PG-13; Willow/Tara)

  9. Today by angelus2hot (PG; Willow/Tara)

  10. Call Me by spiralleds (PG; Buffy, implied Angel/Buffy)




Best Het - CLOSED

  1. Ordinary Guy by tesla321 (PG-13; Xander/Buffy)

  2. Another Time, Another Place by obiwahn (PG; Giles/Anya)

  3. It's Over by slaymesoftly (PG-13; Spike/Buffy)

  4. La Meilleure Revanche by thisficklemob (PG-13; Spike/Buffy)

  5. If Wishes Were Horses by Gabrielle (R; Spike/Tara, Spike/Willow)

  6. Nothing to Lose by dreamincolor (PG-13; Wesley/Lilah)

  7. Between the Spirit and the Dust by sevendeadlyfun (R; Angel/Darla)

  8. One Man's Hell by virtualpersonal (NC-17; Angel/Buffy)

  9. Fine Lines by alison_swift (PG; Spike/Fred)

  10. Off Route 17 by clawofcat (R; Buffy/Angel)



Best Slash

  1. to go on by lily_lovely (PG-13; Spike/Angel)

  2. Bonded by rayruz (R; Faith/Buffy)

  3. Empty Rooms, Shuttered and Dank by nomelon (R; Angel/Riley/Spike)

  4. A Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes by kyrafic (PG-13; Willow/Tara)

  5. The Odd Man Looking In by lusciousspike (R; Spike/Angel, Xander)

  6. Marked Men by firefly124 (NC-17; Giles/Snape)

  7. Severed and Sewn by clawofcat (R; Buffy/Faith)






Best Gen - CLOSED

  1. Illusion by deird1 (PG; Spike)

  2. Echoes in the Air (Pistolwhip Remix) by antennapedia (PG-13; Giles)

  3. Hiwyan's Story by stormwreath (PG-13; Hiwyan)

  4. Five Times People Noticed Xander's Bruises didn't all come from Patrol by dipenates (R; Xander, Cordelia, Faith, Angel, Spike)

  5. The Very Secret Diary of Andrew Wells (O Captain My Captain Remix) by lily_lovely (PG; Andrew, OC Slayerettes)

  6. Feet of Clay by ubiquirk (PG-13; Giles)

  7. Memento Mori by sparrow2000 (PG; Xander, Giles)

  8. Adapting to Change by lusciousxander (PG-13; Buffy)

  9. The Soul Lies by nondenomifan (PG-13; Spike)



Best Future

  1. Beyond the End of Days by erimthar (PG; Buffy, Xander, Dawn)

  2. Songs in the Key of Insanity by sockmonkeyhere (PG-13; Spike/Fred)

  3. Fourteen Days on the Hellmouth by snowpuppies (R; Xander/Giles, Faith/Buffy)

  4. The Worst Journey in the World by shapinglight (R; Spike/Buffy, Wesley)

  5. Play Winifred For Me by brutti_ma_buoni (R; Buffy/Fred)

  6. So Let Us Melt by kyrafic (PG; Dawn, Giles)

  7. Shadows of a Brighter Day by eowyn_315 (NC-17; Buffy/Spike)

  8. Departure by only_passenger (NC-17; Angel/Dawn)





Best Character Death

  1. It's Over by slaymesoftly (PG-13; Spike/Buffy)

  2. The Worst Journey in the World by shapinglight (R; Spike/Buffy, Wesley)

  3. Play Winifred For Me by brutti_ma_buoni (R; Buffy/Fred)

  4. Memory } Shattered } Shattering by ubiquirk (PG-13; Dawn, Willow/Tara)

  5. The Scientist by froxyn (PG-13; Buffy/Giles)

  6. Mission Accomplished by beer_good_foamy (PG-13; Giles, Buffy)

  7. The Hard Choices by clawofcat (PG; Angel, Joyce, Buffy)






Most Original - CLOSED

  1. Beyond the End of Days by erimthar (PG; Buffy, Xander, Dawn)

  2. Songs in the Key of Insanity by sockmonkeyhere (PG-13; Spike/Fred)

  3. Fourteen Days on the Hellmouth by snowpuppies (R; Xander/Giles, Faith/Buffy)

  4. Hiwyan's Story by stormwreath (PG-13; Hiwyan)

  5. La Meilleure Revanche by thisficklemob (PG-13; Spike/Buffy)

  6. Feet of Clay by ubiquirk (PG-13; Giles)

  7. A Life Less Ordinary by c_woodhaven (NC-17; Xander/Anya/Spike)

  8. Memento Mori by sparrow2000 (PG; Xander, Giles)

  9. The Odd Man Looking In by lusciousspike (R; Spike/Angel, Xander)

  10. Marked Men by firefly124 (NC-17; Giles/Snape)



Best Author

  1. obiwahn - fiction masterlist

  2. lily_lovely - BtVS fiction; Ats Fiction

  3. c_woodhaven - fiction masterlist

  4. tamibrandt - fiction masterlist











Dark:


Best Drabble/Ficlet

  1. Spun by spuffyduds (PG; Dawn)

  2. Hiding by brutti_ma_buoni (R; Fred)

  3. Like Twins by lily_lovely (PG; Fred, Illyria)

  4. The Conquering Hero by Gabrielle (PG-13; Angel/Xander)

  5. Twirling by lit_gal (R; Drusilla)

  6. Not Yours by clawofcat (NC-17; Spike/Angelus)








Best Het

  1. Five Ways Buffy Didn't Die (part 5) by spuffyduds (NC-17; Spike/Buffy)

  2. Escape Me Never by Gabrielle (NC-17: Angel/Willow)

  3. Tracker by spikes_evilbint (NC-17; Spike/Buffy)

  4. Fallen Soldier by seductivembrace (NC-17; Riley/OFC, Riley/Buffy)

  5. The Monster Inside by froxyn (R; Buffy/Giles)

  6. Hunger by oy_humbug2 (NC-17; Angel/Buffy)

  7. Window-Dressing by clawofcat (NC-17; Spike/Faith)






Best Slash

  1. Decended into Hell by seductivembrace (NC-17; Xander/Angelus)

  2. Twice My Burn by doyle_sb4 (R; Willow/Dawn, Willow/Amy)

  3. Freedom Isn't Free by snogged (NC-17; Angelus/Riley)

  4. The Show by ash_carpenter (R; Angel/Spike)

  5. The Shadow by the Door by lusciousxander (NC-17; Spike/Xander)

  6. The Boy and the Beast by snowpuppies (NC-17; Spike/Xander)







Best Gen

  1. Chatting Dead by lusciousspike (R; Spike)

  2. The Nightstalkers by Keith Collins (R; Faith, Giles)

  3. All Goes Onward and Outward by whichclothes (PG-13; Spike)

  4. Dark Ride by fenderlove (PG-13; Spike/Dru)

  5. In Faith's Shadow by snowpuppies (NC-17; Faith, Xander)

  6. I'm Not Supposed to be Like This by spuffyduds (NC-17; Darla, Spike)








Best Future

  1. Twice My Burn by doyle_sb4 (R; Willow/Dawn, Willow/Amy)

  2. All Goes Onward and Outward by whichclothes (PG-13; Spike)

  3. Fractured by froxyn (NC-17; Buffy/Giles)

  4. Damaged Goods by Gabrielle (R; Angel/Willow)

  5. Doll by Chris G-D (PG-13; Spike)

  6. Thine Is, Life Is by seraphcelene (NC-17; Buffy/Dawn)







Best Character Death

  1. Five Ways Buffy Didn't Die (part 5) by spuffyduds (NC-17; Spike/Buffy)

  2. Earlier by blankbadge (NC-17; Faith/Dawn, Faith/Buffy)

  3. It Seemed Like a Good Idea by spikes_evilbint (Adult; Spike/Buffy/Twin!Spike)

  4. Kiss of Death by seductivembrace (NC-17; Xander/Angelus, Faith)

  5. Escape Me Never by Gabrielle (NC-17: Angel/Willow)

  6. Promise by snowpuppies (PG-13; Buffy, Dawn)

  7. Window-Dressing by clawofcat (NC-17; Spike/Faith)






Most Original

  1. Dark Ride by fenderlove (PG-13; Spike/Dru)

  2. Earlier by blankbadge (NC-17; Faith/Dawn, Faith/Buffy)

  3. Chatting Dead by lusciousspike (R; Spike)

  4. Tracker by spikes_evilbint (NC-17; Spike/Buffy)

  5. Hostile by snogged (NC-17; Forrest/Oz/Graham)

  6. Fallen Soldier by seductivembrace (NC-17; Riley/OFC, Riley/Buffy)

  7. Warning Sign by froxyn (PG-13; Buffy/Giles)






Best Author

  1. spikes_evilbint - fiction masterlist

  2. snogged - fiction masterlist

  3. froxyn - fiction materlist












 
 
01 August 2009 @ 12:41 am
I'm pleased to announce the opening of Nominations for Round Two.

Please read the RULES - there have been a few changes since Round One - then check out the NEW CATEGORIES and then...



Nominate!





 
 
25 July 2009 @ 12:56 pm
Looking for a fun gig that exposes you to nifty dark and angst fic you might never have read before? Looking for the chance to reward talented authors for the hard work they do? Then look no further! The Absence of Light Awards are looking for a few good judges and we hope that you'll fill the slots. Don't worry if you've never judged before - we will give you lots of support and guidance and we're always here if you have any questions. So if you have the time, the drive, the willingness to read and be fair to all pairings, and the desire to be a part of absence_oflight, please leave a comment to this post and let us know that you want to be a judge.

Thank you!



Gabrielle
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