Really Big Hanson Fanfic Awards

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Name: Really Big Hanson Fanfic Awards
Date(s): Fall 1999
Frequency: once
Format: popular vote
Type: fanfic
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Fandom: Hanson
URL: http://www.angelfire.com/or/reallybigfanficaward/
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The Really Big Hanson Fanfic Awards were awards for Hanson fanfic. The only round, in 1999, was moderated by Katie and Lisa. Awards were given in three categories -- cast and characters; writers; and stories.

These awards (or more accurately, some of the nominees) were not without controversy:[1][2][3]

It's times like these that I truly question the minds of those reading fanfiction, and even those writing the stories themselves. Sure, some of the stories deserved their nominations, but for the most part, the awards are purely teenie-infested, filled to the brim with stories by authors who more than likely campaigned for their stories to end up on the final panel. It's purely disgusting, and the main reason I boycotted the entire awards myself, for it's all become a popularity contest and has no real literary merit whatsoever.
Yet ANOTHER gripe... "Best Funny Story" (which, any educated person would realize would normally be reffered to as a COMEDY) fails to showcase "Tulsa 74132". Sure, they're not updating anymore, but it's still by FAR the funniest creation on the internet, and to get shunned in such a way to stories with absolutely no substance whatsoever such as the awful "Dazed, Confused, and Horny" or whatever it's called is an insult to the entire genre known as Hanson fanfiction.
I agree that there are many authors and stories that deserved much more than they got. My for instance is April's "One Night" receiving a nomination for "Best Dirty Story." What a slap in the face. Yes, April's stories are racy, but there is a difference between well-written erotica and "dirty" stories. The thing is, the people who were nominating stories couldn't see past the fact that there were sex scenes in the story. For them, that automatically made the story "dirty." I guess my point is that these are awards based on opinion.
I admit that I'm flattered to have been nominated for these awards. And some may be surprised to know that many of us who were nominated ... myself, Julie, Amanda, Stephanie, April, Pamella and Sharon ... are all adults in our 20s and 30s, some of us even beyond. We are trying to raise the bar, and these awards you call a travesty were really a victory for us.
We disliked the fact that more "trashy" stories were winning awards. So what? Those kids are writing, and I tend to think that that's what fanfiction is all about. Getting people to read or write, that wouldn't be interested on the average occasion? We are no better than anyone else, because of our writing style. Some are amateur and some have been working for decades; it's not a race to see who finishes fast or who runs the nicest. We're only supposed to keep running.

Best Cast and Characters

Best Cast - I'm Not A Playa I Just Crush A Lot by Amber (Hanson fan)

Best Isaac - More Than Anything by Keridwen Moonshadow

Best Taylor - For What It's Worth by Kristen Bartlett

Best Zac - Lived by Amanda Dupuis

Best Male Character - Hugo, I Ain't No Angel by Nick

Best Female Character - Samantha, Driving Him Crazy by Tasha

Best Hero - Taylor Hanson, Zac Says Tay Still Wets The Bed by Nick

Best Heroine - Katie Elizabeth Dawes, 3+1=HITZK by Erin Guthrie

Most Hated Character - Kelly, The One Who Writes by Myra

Best Evil Character - Diana Hanson, She's Not Real by Lisa

Best Name - Euphrosene, A Plague On Both Your Houses by Amerika

Most Annoying Character - Dan, The Best Things in Life by Keryn and Kayla

Best Sidekick - Kate, I Guess We'll Never Know by Keridwen Moonshadow

Best Moron - Kristen, Dazed, Confused, and Horny by Kris and Jen

Best Old Flame - Ryan, The Best Kind of Alone by Stephanie Kistler

Best Airhead - Stina Starrdust, Forever Together by Stina

Best Best Friend - Hugo, I Ain't No Angel by Nick

Best Snob - Kelly, The One Who Writes by Myra

Best Jealous Ex - Ryan, The Best Kind of Alone by Stephanie Kistler

Best Next-Door-Neighbor - Rebecca, The Best Kind of Alone by Stephanie Kistler

Best Psychotic Character - Melanie Kim, A Memory of Ashes by Samarah

Best Writers

Best Writer - Amber

Best Veteran Writer - Amanda Dupuis

Best Rookie Writer - Libby

Most Dedicated Writer - Myra

Most Overlooked Writer - Arielle

Writer with Most Potential - Libby

Best Stories

Best Clean Story - I Love Her by Felicity

Best Dirty/Erotic Story - One Night by Albertane Child

Best Teenie Story - A Typical Teenybopper Story by Erin Guthrie

Best Multi-Author Story - Tulsa 74132 by Sarah, Laurie and Melissa

Best Story w/ Less than 5000 Hits - The Love Song of J. Taylor Hanson by Jamie

Best Cliffhanger - A Memory of Ashes by Samarah

Best Horror Story - Camping Trip Nightmare by Tania

Best Short Story - Immortality by Katie Fields

Best Story w/ Long Title - I'm Not A Playa I Just Crush A Lot by Amber

Best Story w/ Single-Word Title - Stay by Pamella

Best Unfinished Story - She Said by Aoe Lauren

Best Journal/Letter Story - Nothing Moves At Midnight by Allée

Most Original - Holding Onto Nothing by Allison Way

Best Tear-jerker - Prison of Lies by Myra

Best Funny Story - VooDoo by Michaddison

Best Story w/ Substance Abuse - Walls by Sheryl and Laurie

Best Plot Twist - Holding Onto Nothing by Allison Way

Best Story Never Updated - Tulsa 74132 by Sarah, Laurie and Melissa

Best Story Frequently Updated - Lover Lay Down by Alison Logan

Most Realistic Story - Dazed, Confused and Horny by Kris and Jen

Best Religious Story - Manchester Trilogy by Stephen

Best Sequel - Prison of Lies by Myra

Best Trilogy - Zac Says Tay Still Wets The Bed, I Ain't No Angel, and My Little Blonde Friend, by Nick

Best Story - Zac Says Tay Still Wets The Bed by Nick

References

  1. HansonFiction.com: Editorial 3
  2. HansonFiction.com: Editorial 4
  3. HansonFiction.com: Editorial 6