The winner this month is filia_umbrae, with her first attempt at Castle fan fic, entitled Monster Mash. It can be found here, in the comments to last month's contest entry. You Castle fans on the f-list, give it a read. It's completely worth it. :D
Second Place goes to goeungurl, who wrote not just one, but two of my pet ships: D/G with a side of R/P and Booth/Brennan. They can be found here, and they're both fabulous, snarky, sweet and adorable in all the right places, and Diane on the whole just makes me smile.
Third Place Goes to leigh_adams, for her enormously well wrtten Remus/Tonks, entitled Howl. Wow. I sat there with my mouth open for a minute after reading. It's really good. It's Leigh, you know, so don't go looking for happily ever after, 'cause that's not normally how she rolls. ;) But truly fab all the same.
And an honorable mention goes out to heyurs, because she entered my contest! She didn't follow the rules and put her entry in a comment to the post, but she's Ursula. She doesn't play by the rules. And anyway, I owe her some blueberry jam. :)
In the United States, November = Thanksgiving. You seriously cannot swing a cat without hitting a pumpkin,a cornucopia or a weird, cartoon scarecrow. However, I acknowledge that American holidays do not necessarily resonate with the rest of the world. That said, I think being thankful is super important in life. Telling people that you appreciate them is affirming. Being thankful, even in the midst of difficulties, is an important thing to me, because I know no matter what troubles I may have, I'm still better off than a lot of people in the world. Being thankful is awesome.
Tell me what you're thankful for. Tell me why.
Easy, right? Then, with a wave of my magic wand (or random.org) three people chosen at random (Because how can I judge who's more thankful, I ask you?) will receive one of these bad boys.
It's a 24 oz. Starbucks Insulated mug. I got some for family members this year and I got one for Christmas from my friend Stephanie last year, and I use it all the time. It's awesome. You'll love it. You need it. So click and enter before I drag myself out of bed and check my email on December 1st.
Holy cow. December 1st. That's a whole year of contests. I've been overwhelmed with the responses each month, and very proud to call you all my friends. Thanks for entering and playing along each month! It's been fun!