astrogirl2 for the Lifetime Achievement Award!
Yes, that was me. Although I'm pretty sure you've figured it out by now. ;)
I nominated Astro for the big time not only for what she's done for Stark, although that's definitely part of it, but for her range. Because I asked her to do a difficult thing and write Rygel/Crais and she did it with Unrequited. Because she can write a love triangle between Stark, John and Aeryn that is so beautiful and hurty and omg! Because, on command, she can crank out 700 words of Noranti porn, or a few hundred words bringing Zen from B7 and Stark together. And let's not forget the infamous Moya/Giant Space Squid! You name it, she's probably written it- or she will write it in the future. I have my definite comfort zones. Astro writes all over the map. I admire that.
redstarrobot, meanwhile, brings a fresh new perspective to, well, just about anything. And she will not let her arguments die. Which is a good personality trait to have if you're a promoter of unconventional pairings, which RSR most certainly is. I'm not entirely certain she won't eventually convince me that Stark/Aeryn is the OTP to end all OTP's. *g* In the meantime, witness what she has done for Stark by changing the POV and the setting. Her ideas are truly original.
Lastly, there's florastuart, who first wooed me with a gorgeous piece of Pilot angst (actually, in truth, I first became aware of Flora in another fandom entirely- do also read her B5 fic, Strange Meeting, featuring a certain mad emperor and my baby, Vir). More recently, she has also convinced me of the wonderful pain of Crais/Aeryn with the lovely Simple Things. And there is promise of more angsty smut in the future! Flora is most certainly a talent to watch.
If I know you and you have not been pimped here yet, don't be insulted. You're probably next! ;) kernezelda, simplystars, andrastewhite, selenak, everyone- I love you all!