2004
Spooky
Awards


2004 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.

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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
Angst
(stories focusing on mental anguish)
Torture
(stories focusing on physical suffering, also includes sexual assault that is non-consensual/non-relationship)

Crossover
(stories that involve characters from other TV shows, movies, books, comics, etc.)
Alternate Reality
(stories set within the realm of the show but diverging from canon, not including crossovers or post-series)
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)

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)

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)
Collaboration by two or more authors
(for best stories written by two or more authors)

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)
Writing Team
(for two or more authors who have written at least one story together)