2003
Spooky
Awards


2003 Spooky Awards

Awards Categories

Entries may be based on The X-Files series, The X-Files movie and/or The Lone Gunmen series, except where specifically noted otherwise.

In order to more equally represent all areas of the X-Files fan community, the standard categories have been revised and expanded. There's now a section for Outstanding Stories by Rating and the Genre, Characterization and Romance sections have been expanded. In particular, the Romance section has been increased to include more het and slash pairings as standard categories. However, to keep the Romance section from getting too large, there will be no sponsored categories for that section this year.


OUTSTANDING STORIES BY LENGTH

Vignette (1k - 10k)
Short Story (11k - 30k)
Mid-Length Story (31k - 100k)
Long Story (101k - 200k)
Novel (201k + )

Series
(for a series of stand-alone stories that occur within one fic universe and have been posted during the current awards eligibility period)
Works-In-Progress
(for stories that are incomplete as of the end of the current awards eligibility period)
Specific Word Count Story
(for short stories written to a specific word count, such as 100, 155, 500)

Limited to one category per entry.


OUTSTANDING STORIES BY RATINGS

Non-NC-17 het (any m/f pairing)
Non-NC-17 slash (any m/m or f/f pairing)

NC-17 het (any m/f pairing)
NC-17 slash (any m/m or f/f pairing)

Limited to one category per entry.


OUTSTANDING STORIES BY GENRE

Poem
Humor
Lone Gunmen Humor
sponsored by The Topica Lone Gunmen Fanfic Bunker
Angst
(stories focusing on mental anguish)
Torture
(stories focusing on physical suffering, also includes sexual assault that is non-consensual/non-relationship)
Lone Gunmen Adventure
sponsored by The Topica Lone Gunmen Fanfic Bunker

Crossover
(stories that involve characters from other TV shows, movies, books, comics, etc.)
Alternate Universe
(stories set outside of the realm of the show, such as Mulder and Scully as pirates but not including crossovers or post-series)
Companion Stories
(must specify both stories and author(s))
aka the Companion Champion Award, for a set of two stories that relate directly to each other, sponsored by Fics Made For Each Other. Graphics to the placers and honorable mentions. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place authors will be featured on a special winners page at Fics Made For Each Other.

Pre-X-Files
(stories about any of the characters prior to the beginning of the show)
Post-Episode/Missing Scene
(stories that fill in missing scenes during episodes or pick up where an episode left off. Stories set after The Truth finale episode are not eligible here as they are eligible in Post-Series)
Post-Series
(stories about any of the characters after the end of the series, The Truth finale)
Jeff Spender Post-Series
(for stories about Spender (as a central or supporting character in the story) after the end of the show)
sponsored by the Full House Archive.

MythArc
(stories focusing on the overall mythology of the show, the aliens, the Consortium, the conspiracy, etc.)
Apocalypse/Post Colonization
(stories set during or after an apocalyptic event or after colonization by the aliens)
X-File
(stories focusing on paranormal phenomenon, not necessarily mytharc)
Investigation
(stories with realistic portrayal of an investigation or profiler work, may also include an X-file or mytharc)
Doggett/Reyes Casefile
sponsored by XFMU - The X-Files Most Unwanted. The winners and finalists will receive award graphics.
Fic Set Outside the Washington, DC Area
(at least one-third of the fic must be set outside DC)
sponsored by The Map Room

OUTSTANDING CHARACTERIZATIONS

Fox Mulder Characterization
Dana Scully Characterization
John Doggett Characterization
Monica Reyes Characterization
Walter Skinner Characterization
Alex Krycek Characterization
Marita Covarrubias Characterization
Other X-Files Series Character
(anyone not listed above from The X-Files series or movie, must specify story AND character)
Lone Gunmen Series Characterization
(any character from the Lone Gunmen series, must specify story AND character)
Original Character
(must specify story AND character)

OUTSTANDING ROMANCES

Mulder/Scully Friendship/UST
(friendship or unresolved sexual tension)
Mulder/Scully RST
(resolved sexual tension, beginning or involved in a romantic relationship, with or without child but not living together or married)
Mulder/Scully Domestic
(living together or married, with or without child)

Doggett/Reyes Friendship/UST
(friendship or unresolved sexual tension)
Doggett/Reyes RST
(resolved sexual tension, beginning or involved in a romantic relationship or living together or married)

Doggett/Scully
Mulder/Krycek
Mulder/Skinner
Skinner/Scully
Skinner/Krycek
Krycek/Marita

Mulder/Other - het
Mulder/Other - slash
Doggett/Other - het
Doggett/Other - slash
Scully/Other - het
Scully/Other - slash
Reyes/Other - het
Reyes/Other - slash
Skinner/Other - het
Skinner/Other - slash
Krycek/Other - het
Krycek/Other - slash

Other X-Files Series Characters
(any pairing, any gender, Marita Covarrubias, Diana Fowley, Kim, Samantha Mulder, Maggie Scully, Teena Mulder, Spender, CSM, Pendrell, anyone not listed above from The X-Files series or movie, must specify story AND character)
Lone Gunmen Series - het
(any characters from the Lone Gunmen series, must specify story AND character)
Lone Gunmen Series - slash
(any characters from the Lone Gunmen series, must specify story AND character)
Threesomes - mixed gender
(three or more characters of mixed genders involved together, for example: m/m/f or f/f/m)
Threesomes - same gender
(three or more characters of the same gender involved together, for example: m/m/m or f/f/f)

(Stories may be nominated in a maximum of one category for each pairing in the story. There will not be any sponsored Romance categories this year.)


OUTSTANDING AUTHORS

Author
New Author
(for authors who have posted their writing for the first time during the current awards eligibility period)
Collaboration
(for stories written by more than one author)