The Lisa e Krysa 2001 Nominees for BEST AUTHOR
Presented by Ratadder (in alphabetical order)
Who in M/K fandom hasn’t heard of Aries? Even if you
don’t read romantic M/K, you’ve surely heard the
clamoring shouts of “more more MORE!” from all the
mailing lists when the latest entry in one of Aries’
beloved series hits the screens. Or better yet, when
she starts a new series to add to her repertoire. The
sounds of slashers everywhere diving into their
computers with glee to immerse themselves in the World
of Aries can be heard echoing around the net.
From her own estimates, Aries has been writing M/K,
and only M/K, for about four years now. Yes, she is
one of Our *exclusive* authors, who gives it all to
our favorite agent and assassin. “I love the boys
madly and I can't say that I've ever seriously given
thought to branching out into any other fandom. Like
Old Yeller, I am. Loyal to my masters,” she says. And
we her legions of fans are most appreciative of that
In those four years, Aries has gifted the M/K
community with a consistent flow of deliciously long,
angst-filled, romantic (not to mention *hot*) tales of
a Fox and Alex in love. Deeply, passionately in love.
No matter what obstacles are thrown in their way, we
know in Aries’ fiction that their love will triumph,
and I have no doubt that is one of the reasons her
stories create such an outpouring. Aries speaks to
her own experience of this: “From my first story to
the latest, I have never ceased to be humbled and
amazed by the warm reception that I and my work have
received. The generosity, kindness and enthusiasm of
the slash community is something I'll always be
grateful for. I'd like to say how honored I am to be
included in some damn fine company in the best author
category. Best of luck to all the nominees!”
Aries gives us sweet stories and compelling series we
happily lose ourselves in, and return to reread. She
gives us characterizations that speak to the good in
our favorite men, in a fandom often replete with
darkness. And yes... she gives us much hot sex fueled
by the passion of true love.
Aries states, “I fell in love with slash primarily
because it was for me, something completely different,
it seemed so taboo, and it sure was fun. Now, almost
four years later, I'm part of an open and artistically
nurturing community. Slash has freed me to go
creatively, where I would never have thought to go,
and dammit, it's still fun!”
And doesn’t that just say it all? Thank you Aries,
for contributing so much to the fun.
Loren Q. is breathtaking. Literally. Her stories
steal your breath with the pure power on the page.
From her start in early 2000, Loren has brought to
life Mulder and Krycek with a clarity of vision that
burns the screen.
And oh, that vision. M/K fandom has always run the
gamut of expressions of the relationship, given the
complicated nature of the characters’ interactions.
Loren has gifted the M/K community with her
unflinching vision of the relationship, and
consistently brings us a haunting image of a steamy,
twisted entanglement... the kind of M/K that bleeds
from the show directly onto our computer screens.
In Loren’s own words, “I liked writing about M/K
because of the dynamic between them in the series - a
chemistry couched in hostility that I find... well,
pretty fucking hot. I've always seen Mulder and
Krycek as similar, the only difference being which
side of the badge they're on. Oh, and Mulder wears his
neuroses on his sleeve. I like a cool, calculating
Krycek. He's portrayed that way in the series, and
that's how I picture him. I see Mulder as a brilliant
ball of neurotic behavior. Krycek will never annoy me,
but Mulder can...usually does. I identify with both of
We know when we read these stories we will get a
Krycek like dry ice. The “warning” on Loren Q.
stories often reads: “My Krycek isn't a nice guy, and
I like him that way.” As do the fans, we who come
back repeatedly for more of him, and who consistently
nominate Loren’s work for Lisa e Krysa recognition.
On slash in general, Loren adds: “What I like best
about writing slash is research (if I'm writing a case
file), but more importantly, I live for feedback.”
So, you’ve seen to it that Loren got to the finalist
of the LeK Best Author category... have you sent
feedback as well??
Thank you, Loren Q., for melting our monitors.
Louise Wu... a name synonymous with purest quality.
Since coming onto the X-Files slash scene in early
2000, Louise has produced a stellar body of fiction
that has unsurprisingly rocketed her to the top of
award categories. Multiple LeK nominations and awards
join Spookys and Wirerims decorating her site. With
her collaborator Zoe, she spreads her talents among
K/Sk as well as M/K, and I even know of one scorching
Sc/K out there. But here at the LeKs, we turn our
eyes to her contributions to the world of M/K.
What can we say? Both “Echo Lane” and “Chemistry” are
true tour de forces, that best speak for themselves.
In a world of short stories, where slash novels are
long-awaited and eagerly devoured, Louise provides the
Her long, intricate stories draw the reader in and
keep us all riveted as the tale unfolds before us,
heartbreaking or uplifting. Her sex scenes make the
little black letters on my keyboard keys curl up and
smoke, and I know I’m not the only one worrying about
short-circuits. But more than anything else, Louise’s
masterful grasp of characterization and shifting
first-person narrative have readers *living* the
emotional roller coaster of her amazing fics. When
you read a story by Louise, you are *in* Mulder and
Krycek’s head... in her hands, these characters speak.
We live the tale from both characters’ perspective,
with a personal immediacy that is visceral.
Louise states, “I was drawn first to M/K because I
liked the characters - neurotic good boy & sexy bad
boy.” Her site bio adds, “Louise has been daydreaming
since she was a child. Most of her made-up stories had
male/male lovers. Then one day she noticed how
gorgeous that Krycek guy was.” And the M/K community
Louise Wu, we bow to your mastery.
What an entrance she made... Satina burst onto the M/K
scene just last year, in late 2001. X-Files fanfic is
the only fic she writes, and she splits her time
between M/K and M/Sc/K. She has been warmly welcomed
for the searing hot stories that seem to pour
effortlessly from her fingertips.
Once she started, there has been no stopping her.
From an experimental start with Lyric Wheel songfic,
Satina jumped into M/K with both feet, much to the
delight of fans concerned about potential slowdown in
M/K fic following Season Eight. One of the most
prolific writers around, we in the M/K community have
enjoyed Satina’s fresh energy and enthusiasm for the
pairing, and for writing in general. She brings a
sharp style, a sense of humor, and an eye for the
sensual together in her briskly paced stories.
On writing M/K, Satina comments, “The M/K relationship
is so complex and passionate that there are infinite
possibilities for storytelling! There is no way this
relationship will ever be simple. Simple may feel nice
in real life, but it makes for a very boring read. M/K
is still my absolute favorite genre to write. I have
too many ideas to even write them all down.”
Something, I’m sure, that M/K readers are only too
glad to hear.
Satina adds, “I do want to say that one of the BEST
things about becoming a member of the M/K writing
community has been getting to know some of my very
favorite M/K authors on a personal level. I remember
reading their work and just being stunned, and now
they're writing feedback to ME! What a rush.”
Welcome Satina, who we will no doubt see again in
future LeKs. We hope that enthusiasm just keeps
While she has a long history writing fic, Scribe began
writing M/K only in 2001. In her we have found a gem
we dearly want to keep. She explains, “I have written
what could be considered Mary Sue fanfiction
practically since I could form the alphabet, but I did
not discover and begin writing slash till the last few
months of 2000. I wrote my first M/K fiction, Little
Cat Feet, about five months later, as an entry in a
contest for Slashing Mulder. I used a poem as the
inspiration for the story, and I thought that would be
Luckily for M/K readers everywhere, that was far from
it. Scribe continues, “Then I ran across a four line
poem called 'Summer Redundant', and the flood gates
opened. That one story has grown into my Poetic
Series, stories that map the growing relationship
between Mulder and Krycek.” And stories that have
spawned a fervent following for Scribe’s deft
exploration of this relationship. Scribe brings a
fascinating twist to her stories by basing each one
around a poem. The poems figure prominently in the
stories, and are worked in seamlessly. As her Krycek
states, “Poetry has woven itself through this
relationship, all the way back to when it began.”
Of course given my personal love affair with a good
laugh, I cannot write Scribe’s introduction without
mentioning her wicked sense of humor. Or would that
be her Evil sense of humor...
But her Poetic Series is what brings us here today.
We are thankful she decided to enter that contest, and
give M/K a try. She tells us, “I love writing
Mulder/Krycek because there are so many layers to be
found in the relationship, and I can trace a clear
evolution in my stories. It offers so many
opportunities to explore problems and pleasures that
are common to all couples.” We do hope she continues
On being part of the world of slash, Scribe states, “I
don't know what it is about the slash community, but
the enthusiasm and support are fantastic. The readers
have accepted me so whole-heartedly, treating me as a
friend as well as an entertainer. Let me take this
chance to say how very, very honored I am to be
included in this. It was the readers themselves who
nominated me, and I take that as an enormous
compliment in, and of, itself. I know it's said all
the time, but I finally feel this is true: just being
nominated IS enough. I'm in high company.”
She adds, “The best thing for me about my work has
been the readers who have written to tell me that,
through the Poetic Series, they have developed a
deeper interest in poetry. I also like to think that
it's a way of showing those who try to dismiss fan
fiction as the literary equivalent of a Twinkie that
it can be much, much more.”
Indeed it can, and Scribe, you are one of the reasons.