Dec. 20th, 2018

  • 10:38 PM
theemdash: (B20 Happy Dance)
It's time for my annual post about [community profile] getyourwordsout. I'm super excited about this year because I think we're likely to break a major milestone in membership and I am stoked. Also, THIS IS YEAR 11? I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR A DECADE????


[img: notebook and pen on wooden desktop with "GYWO 2019"
printed in large white letters with a black shadow. under that,
"writing decathlon" in handwritten white letters with a black shadow.]
GetYourWordsOut: Year Eleven!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net


If you don't know, or need a reminder, GYWO is a community dedicated to helping you build a writing life. The idea was to encourage writers to prioritize their writing year round (instead of just for NaNoWriMo or some other deadline). GYWO includes support for writers though challenges, prompts, and word wars, and through being a forum where writers can discuss problems and roadblocks or celebrate a success.

This year there are seven Word Count Pledges and three Habit Pledges.
  • The Word Count Pledges track your word counts and range from tracking 75K words to 500K words.
  • The Habit Pledges track the number of days you work on writing activities and range from tracking 120 days to 350 days.

  • You can read more about both pledge types at the Pledges & Requirements post or on the website.

If you want to strengthen your dedication to writing, you should sign up. Whether or not you meet your pledge goal is irrelevant as long as you are writing. GYWO kept me writing during life trauma and depression, when it would have been easy to give up or forget about writing entirely. I cannot emphasize enough how much GYWO has impacted and changed my writing life. (And it's not just me, over the years so many writers have told me how GYWO helped them change their writing lives.)

Sign-ups are open through January 15. Look over the membership requirements and then follow the directions to leave a pledge comment and request membership. If you have any general questions, you can ask them at the linked post, but I'm also happy to discuss personal concerns here.

Please let your writer friends know about the community!

For more information:
getyourwordsout.net
[community profile] getyourwordsout
[twitter.com profile] gywo
[tumblr.com profile] gywo

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You Should Write In 2018

  • Dec. 16th, 2017 at 9:06 AM
theemdash: (Writing)
It's time for my annual post about [community profile] getyourwordsout. And this year it's a very special post because we're starting our TENTH year and we're going 10 for 10, which means this year we have 10 pledge levels, three of which don't involve counting words.


[img: notebook and pen on wooden desktop with "GYWO 2018"
printed in large white letters with a black shadow. under that,
"writing decathlon" in handwritten white letters with a black shadow.]
GetYourWordsOut: Year Ten!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net


If you don't know, or need a reminder, GYWO is a community dedicated to helping you build a writing life. The idea was to encourage writers to prioritize their writing year round (instead of just for NaNoWriMo or some other deadline). GYWO includes support for writers though challenges, prompts, and word wars, and through being a forum where writers can discuss problems and roadblocks or celebrate a success.

This year there are seven Word Count Pledges and three Habit Pledges.
  • The Word Count Pledges track your word counts and range from tracking 75K words to 500K words.
  • The Habit Pledges track the number of days you work on writing activities and range from tracking 120 days to 350 days.

  • You can read more about both pledge types at the Pledges & Requirements post or on the website.

If you want to strengthen your dedication to writing, you should sign up. Whether or not you meet your pledge goal is irrelevant as long as you are writing. GYWO kept me writing during life trauma and depression, when it would have been easy to give up or forget about writing entirely. I cannot emphasize enough how much GYWO has impacted and changed my writing life. (And it's not just me, over the years so many writers have told me how GYWO helped them change their writing lives.)

Sign-ups are open through January 15. Look over the membership requirements and then follow the directions to leave your pledge and request membership. If you have any general questions, you can ask them at the linked post, but I'm also happy to discuss personal concerns here.

Please let your writer friends know about the community!

For more information:
getyourwordsout.net
[community profile] getyourwordsout
[twitter.com profile] gywo
[tumblr.com profile] gywo

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HP Recs: RSG Rec Post #5

  • Nov. 10th, 2017 at 8:57 AM
theemdash: (HP Remus/Sirius Kisses)
For real the last rec post of RSG! Thankfully there were some shorter fics posted in the last few days, which meant I had time to read a few more.

If you stop in to read any of these [community profile] rs_games entries, please remember to vote! Voting closes Nov 11.

Title: Eclipse Season
Rating: Teen
Warnings: very slight allusion to an abusive situation
Word Count: 6500
Summary: Sirius was a disappointment, but he was other things, too. (Or: three snapshots.)

Why You Should Read It: This fic is just lovely. It's three glimpses into Sirius's Hogwarts life, but each moment is inexorably tied to his place in his family and eventual departure from the Blacks. I almost wanted it to be longer, but then the end was just perfect. ♥

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/170769.html


Title: Exile/Return
Rating: M
Warnings: HIV/AIDS, homophobia, illness, drug use, alcoholism, character death
Word Count: 5000
Summary: Sirius makes a road trip down to the Gower peninsula. Non-magic AU. 1980s-1990s.

Why You Should Read It: Whew, not gonna lie, this is a tough one, but the language is so beautiful and the world building is so specific that I couldn't not rec it. It's obvious that a lot of research and care went into this fic, two things which I very much appreciate in fiction.

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/171380.html

HP Recs: RSG Rec Post #4

  • Nov. 3rd, 2017 at 1:06 PM
theemdash: (HP Remus/Sirius Kisses)
Probably the last rec post of RSG! This was so much fun and I’m so glad I carved out time to sample so many fics. Fanfic hasn’t been the pillar of my life that it once was and coming back to touch base has been a lovely and unexpected gift.

If you stop in to read any of these [community profile] rs_games entries, please remember to vote! Thanks ever so much.

Title: Obelus
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Canon Character Death (off-screen)
Word Count: 14,000
Summary: The lines dividing Sirius's life have always been clear—Gryffindors vs Slytherins, Death Eaters vs the Order, Sirius vs Blacks, Marauders vs Everyone Else. When Regulus comes to Sirius, the lines begin to blur, and even as his relationship with Remus deepens, he's never felt more alone.

Why You Should Read It: This fic broke my heart a little. I’ve given a lot of thought to how Remus and Sirius could suspect each other of being the spy and this fic explores exactly that topic. (Also this fic has Regulus and I will forever love his tiny, wrongly sorted face.)

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/167915.html


Title: the time when you were mine
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Mental health themes, ambiguous suicide attempt mention, frequent mild language, some sexual references, alcohol and drug references
Word Count: 9400
Summary: The walk from Grimmauld Place to Parliament Hill is just under an hour, but it’s easier going at four in the morning.

Why You Should Read It: I actually closed the tab on this one, thinking I wouldn’t rec it, but the story and premise stuck with me and nagged me enough the day after closing it that I knew I had to come back and rec it.

It’s a modern-day Muggle AU that involves group chat and a pre-dawn walk, leading up to Feelings and Admission of Feelings. The Remus here is one of the things I like the best because he’s awkward and reserved, but he knows himself. I really liked what we saw of his relationship with Sirius on the page, but this is one of those stories in which I want to know so much more about what happens next.

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/156884.html


Title: A Fire Shared
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: alcohol mention, a single F-bomb, blink-and-you'll-miss it implied masturbation reference, far too much loneliness for any of our little hearts to bear
Word Count: 1600
Summary: The war is over, and Sirius has burnt down the life they had been building together in a single, terrible act of betrayal. As the smoke clears, Remus struggles to come to terms with this new loneliness.

Why You Should Read It: OOOOOW. Ow ow ow. If you (like me) like to wallow in the pain of your favorite characters, this is the fic for you. It's a beautiful exploration of Remus in the aftermath of Sirius being sent to Azakaban and trying to make sense of things.

Link:https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/170301.html


Title: The Word Lies at the Bottom of a Lake
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: allusions to drowning, one use of a homophobic slur, lake creatures, smoking
Word Count: 7900
Summary: Briefly he'd considered going to visit Remus, but Sirius has too many stacked up feelings about him to add any more, and he doesn't trust himself not to ruin their carefully patched situation in the wake of the incident – it's only been a year, after all, and there's no better way to shatter a barely recovered friendship than by doing something stupid like throwing out a declaration of love in the middle of explaining the myriad ways in which your family is deranged and terrible. So instead Sirius had hailed the Knight Bus and requested Bowness-on-Windermere.

Why You Should Read It: Hello, feelings. This fic is very much about atmosphere and it is entirely beautiful. The tension in Sirius as he is both disowned and trying to make things right with Remus (even a year after the prank) is just perfect. It's easy to feel the knife-edge on which Sirius's life sits. Also this has some A+ James and Sirius friendship in it.

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/169682.html

HP Recs: RSG Rec Post #3

  • Oct. 27th, 2017 at 9:19 AM
theemdash: (HP Padfoot)
Coming up on the end of RSG! I knew I wasn't going to get through many of those 20K+ fics.

If you stop in to read any of these [community profile] rs_games entries, please remember to vote! Thanks ever so much.

Title: Retrial
Rating: Teen
Warnings: non-magic AU, mystery, angst, one very obscure racial slur uttered by a not good character
Word Count: 24,000
Summary: Remus Lupin, host of the popular podcast Retrial, decides to focus on the case of Sirius Black, a man convicted of murdering his high school best friend, for his upcoming season. Remus has gotten too close to his subjects in the past, so he promises himself that won't happen this time.

Why You Should Read It: As soon as I read the summary, I was fairly confident I'd be reccing this. It has all the hallmarks of a non-magical AU I'm interested in: a specific real-world setting, an environment I'm interested in and haven't read a thousand times, and a different angle on my favorite pairing.

BOY HOWDY WAS THIS EVEN BETTER THAN I'D THOUGHT IT BE.

The AU elements take the story we know and massage them just the right way to fit this world. Characters are recast in fitting roles and the whole universe is reimagine in a way that feels utterly believable for this world. The chemistry and tension between Sirius and Remus is palpable from their first conversation. This kept me wanting to read and I definitely read this when I should have been doing other things—if that's not a high-quality recommendation, I don't know what is.

(This is quite possibly my favorite fic of RSG this year.)

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/158469.html


Title: Heart and Soul
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: reference to recreational drug use, friends with benefits (becoming more), set during first war, jealousy, possessiveness, werewolf tendencies, emotional intimacy, sex potions, sex compulsion, dirty talk, kink negotiation, sexual negotiation, scenting, scent marking, come marking, come play, masturbation, reference to watersports (but no actual watersports), anal fingering, anal sex, post sex fingering, consensual rough sex, enthusiastic consent, biting
Word Count: 13,000
Summary: The dumbest thing Remus ever did was ask Sirius what he wanted to do for his 21st birthday.
The smartest thing he ever did was agree to do it.

Why You Should Read It: You want to read a hot fic? Here is a hot fic. In addition to a hot fic are a bunch of emotions hovering just underneath the surface and two men too afraid to admit how they feel and too frustrated to not say anything. In short: this is good.

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/165491.html


Title: Flesh Memories
Rating: Mature
Warnings: non-explicit nudity
Word Count: ART REC
Summary: The imprints of their bodies and fingerprints are left forever on one another like flesh memory.

Why You Should Read It: Wow, this is some gorgeous art. Remus’s face is particularly beautiful. I particularly like how he goes from being held to holding—there’s a story just in that.

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/168048.html

HP Recs: RSG Rec Post #2

  • Oct. 21st, 2017 at 2:05 PM
theemdash: (HP Remus/Sirius Kisses)
Oh fanfic, how lovely it is to roll around in you.

If you stop in to read any of these [community profile] rs_games entries, please remember to vote! Thanks ever so much.

Title: Among Mortal Men
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Canon character death (happy ending!) (ish), non-linear narrative, mental health issues, non-explicit sex, canon-typical themes, canon-compliant
Word Count: 9,300
Summary: Now, then, and always.

Why You Should Read It: I read the first 300 words and immediately opened my rec doc because I knew this fic was going to destroy me and rebuild me in the best ways. For me, Remus/Sirius fics should be about at least one of two things: the joy of love and the heartbreak of loss. This has both in a canon-candy shell and is one of the ways I most love to devour Remus/Sirius content.

Non-linear storytelling is the best in the right context, and this is entirely the right context. I'm kind of in love with this fic that spans the whole of Sirius's life and the one relationship most important to him. Make sure you read this one with some tissues (all tears are entirely worth it).

What are you waiting for? Read it!

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/158036.html


Title: In the Bed
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: language, scene of a sexual nature
Word Count: 12,000
Summary: Left to his own devices the summer after the prank, Sirius crafts an unusual gift to mend his relationship with Remus.

Why You Should Read It: Yeah, so Sirius decides the way to apologize to Remus for The Prank is to give him a book of art he can enter. Like. ♥ ♥ ♥ The description of the paint (specifically how Remus looks as painted by Van Gogh) is enough that you should read this fic. It's so clear how much Sirius loves him from the descriptions—such a well-written point of view—that you should read this fic. And the ending? The ending is so good that you should read this fic.

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/157037.html


Title: Stargazing
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Word Count: ART REC
Summary: Sirius stargazing with Remus in the Gryffindor room window seat.

Why You Should Read It: It's a wholesome and lovely piece of art that makes up for some of the angst I just recced prior to it. ♥

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/164671.html


Title: Hiraeth
Rating: R
Warnings: violence, a reference to suicide (in the middle of battle), angst, AU
Word Count: 5,000
Summary: Hiraeth, noun. Welsh. A feeling of yearning to return to a place that may never have existed. An earnest desire. During the first rise of Voldemort, Remus gets into the spying game. No one told him it would be quite this difficult to lie for a living.

Why You Should Read It: This fic is swell, but I'll tell you I kept forgetting it was AU which made reading at times a little awkward. But you will know when you read it. It's AU. IT'S AU!

I really enjoyed the pants off this one. The bits with Remus spying are so well done, as is the tension between the Marauders. This also has one of best dueling scenes I've read in recent memory.

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/163761.html

HP Recs: RSG Rec Post #1

  • Oct. 14th, 2017 at 3:15 PM
theemdash: (HP Remus/Sirius Tie)
Since I'm participating as a writer this year, I can't vote, but I can direct people to some of the most fabulous offerings (I've read) in this year's [community profile] rs_games. (Also, you can vote, and you should.) I probably won't make it through everything, but I'm reading as much as I can and will be reccing in digest posts more or less each week.

Since this is the Remus/Sirius Games, you can assume all fics have Remus/Sirius as the main pairing.

Title: Alone in Space
Rating: R
Warnings: some scenes of a sexual nature; Space AU
Word Count: 7,500
Summary: Sirius smiled but it was a sad smile. "You know I'm always late."

Why You Should Read It: It's a very subtle shift to a sci-fi setting, but once the story gets rolling, it's totally worth it. The hook and the ending are fantastic and I could totally read a beefed up version of this. (Like, I would read 50K of this story/world.)

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/158365.html


Title: You Were My Spring, My Summer Too
Rating: PG
Warnings: Grief
Word Count: 3,500
Summary: When Sirius receives news that things have gone very wrong on an assignment, he heads north to bring Remus home.

Why You Should Read It: Hot damn, for such a short fic, this one packs it all in. Not a word is wasted building this First War moment in which a grief-stricken Sirius goes in search of Remus. The prose is beautiful, the emotions visceral, and Sirius's search is gut-wrenching in the best way.

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/159360.html


Title: THE SUN ALWAYS COMES
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Word Count: ART REC
Summary: Sometimes it is too much, but there are always reasons to keep on going.

Why You Should Read It: Okay, listen, the emotion here is stellar, but I can't get over the mischievous face given to James in the second picture. I live for this face. Also the third picture with Remus and Sirius is ♥ ♥ ♥

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/160714.html


Title: Just Smoke
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: language, suicidal thoughts implied, mild drug use
Word Count: 10,000
Summary: Two very different impromptu trips to Amsterdam. One before and one after.
Or: The boys do touristy things in Amsterdam while Sirius is mid-breakdown, Remus is very much Not in Love with Him, James is keen to get high, and Peter just wants to see some naked ladies.

Why You Should Read It: I AM HAVING SOME FEELINGS. Boys not talking about their feelings but still having to deal with their feelings is one of my very favorite things. This is such a Marauder story while still revolving almost entirely around Remus and Sirius's relationship (and one of my favorite bits of Sirius's backstory). It is beautiful and fun and dramatic and emotional and perfect. Yes. This is perfect.

Link: https://rs-games.dreamwidth.org/159750.html

I still have 10 tabs open in my browser, plus new fics going up every day, so expect another rec post in about a week!

New Stargate

  • Jul. 20th, 2017 at 10:19 PM
theemdash: (M Squee)
I'm not sure that I really have the words for this.

There's going to be more Stargate. A 10-episode digital series. That's exciting news enough, but...

It's going to be about Catherine Langford's early years.

It's going to be FEMALE-LEAD STARGATE.

Look at that beautiful thumbnail of A WOMAN in front of the Stargate:


FEMALE-LEAD. STARGATE. CATHERINE. LANGFORD.

AND THAT MEANS IT WILL ALSO BE A PERIOD PIECE.

I AM LIVING!!!

ETA: Continuing to add icing to this delicious cake: the director is a woman.

Two Things About SG-1 Season 10

  • Jul. 15th, 2017 at 12:37 PM
theemdash: (SG-1 Vala)
I am finally up to Season 10 in my rewatch and I have two things to say:

1. Did I possibly never watch my Season 10 DVDs? Because this menu doesn't look familiar. Season 10 is the only one that I have digitally so I have watched it A TON but that also means it's possible I never watched the DVDs. HUH.

2. Am I the only one who's bothered that Teal'c notices there's no birds in "Morpheus" and Sam asks him to confirm when the conversation was the other way around in "The First Commandment"?

"The First Commandment"
TEAL'C: Is there a problem, Doctor Carter?
CARTER: No birds.*

"Morpheus"
DANIEL: What is it?
TEAL'C: Birds.
CARTER: What birds?
TEAL'C: My point exactly. I first noticed in the village and now here in the forest as well—an unusual stillness. There are no birds, or any other animal life for that matter.*

While I can come up with some in-world explanations for this, I'm bothered that Amanda Tapping's reaction in "Morpheus" seems to indicate that she hadn't noticed the lack of birds. I feel like even with the added responsibility of being co-command of SG-1 she still would have noticed the birds. (And yes, I realize this is a potential continuity error 9 years apart.)

*Transcripts snagged from SG-1 Solutions

3. Actually, I have a third thing to say: It still surprises me every time Daniel is arguing in favor of putting Vala on SG-1 that he likens her situation to Teal'c and not himself. Yes, Teal'c and Vala have things in common being aliens and potentially having conflicts of loyalty, but Daniel had to argue for his place on SG-1, too. Moreover he was arguing to look for his wife, and Vala is—kind of, if not explicitly—searching for her husband and child. You'd think Daniel would see that connection. (Of course he could be willfully trying to not identify with her.)

Anyway, I still love SG-1. From the start to the finish.

Citizen. Joe. RRRAARGH

  • Jun. 27th, 2017 at 9:01 AM
theemdash: (M Annoyed)
I stalled in my SG-1 rewatch for a bit (my Season 8 discs are janky), but finally picked it up again. I'm on "Citizen Joe" this morning. I hate this episode but it's been a long time since I watched it, so I thought I'd try to give it a chance.

...

NOPE.

Everything I used to hate about this episode I still hate. It's basically the writers giving the finger to all the fans while also introducing one of The Dumbest Ideas that changes the make up of the last six and a half years of the show. I'm pretty chill about ret-cons that add something to the mythology or characterization, but this conflicts with Jack's characterization and I just do not buy that Jack "There's Nothing Cruvus With Me" O'Neill was totally sanguine when he started getting flashes of the life of an Indiana barber. Especially not Season-2-era O'Neill who fucking flipped out every time an alien shoved something weird in his head. No. No no no no no.

And Charlene, Joe's wife? OH. MY. GOD. I had forgotten she was the Female Fan Surrogate and uttered the line, "It's just that personally I like stories that are more about inter-personal relations and a little less to do with things blowing up." It's such a passive-aggressive, childish swipe at the female fanbase of SG-1. There's one thing about poking fun at yourself and another thing about not only poking fun at your fanbase, but taking their legitimate commentary and turning it into a dismissible joke. I mean, it's not like SG-1 doesn't have episodes about inter-personal relations, what else would you call an episode like "Abyss"? Or "The Gamekeeper"? How about "Grace"? Or what about "Meridian"? (Also, please note that by the time we're seeing season 3 recaps—season 3—Joe is all romanticizing Jack's relationship with Laira, which is to say THEIR MALE FAN SURROGATE WANTS INTER-PERSONAL STORIES TOO.)

*DEEEEEEEP BREATH*

I really hate this episode.

Prompts/Fic Requests Needed

  • Jun. 10th, 2017 at 8:13 AM
theemdash: (SG-1 Jack/Daniel Touchies)
Next week I'm taking the [community profile] getyourwordsout challenge 7 Days, 7 Stories to write a rough draft of a story every day. I'm looking for some flash fiction or drabble prompts to intersperse with the longer stories I already have planned. I am likely to write at least 3 during the week, though I'll certainly entertain more ideas! I have a lot of trouble coming up with short ideas on my own, so prompting seems like the way to go.

I'll need ideas to carry me through June 17, so any comments before June 17 are right on time.

I'd love to get prompts for:
Stargate SG-1 Jack/Daniel or gen Team/friendship
Harry Potter Remus/Sirius or Teddy/James Sirius or gen Marauders
Original fic ideas for sci-fi, steampunk, cyberpunk, solarpunk, pretty much any 'punk

Leave a good prompt and you might inspire me to write:
Fullmetal Alchemist
Saiyuki
Firefly
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Star Wars


Thanks in advance for any prompts left!

Sad News

  • May. 19th, 2017 at 7:50 AM
theemdash: (Daniel Home)
While she hasn't been active on LJ/DW in a number of years, I wanted to make sure friends and fans knew that [personal profile] sorcha_gaia passed away last night. Her mother informed her friends that it happened during a medically induced coma.

I first met Sorcha in person at DragonCon 2006, where over a panel table we discovered that we both knew each other's fanfic. (The exact moment was someone asking about fanfic on Livejournal and I mentioned my username, which then prompted Sorcha to flail and identify herself, and then we were all fangirling each other.)

Sorcha worked with us on [community profile] fandom_grammar. She wrote excellent Jack/Daniel fic. I wrestled her into helping me write Stargate Trivia questions. She always made me laugh. We rolled our eyes at each other, got frustrated, forgave, and then bonded again over Daniel Jackson. I will miss you, my friend.

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SG-1 Fic: Poised to Remember (PG)

  • Mar. 16th, 2017 at 9:31 AM
theemdash: (SG-1 Jack & Daniel The Light)
Title: Poised to Remember
Rating: PG
Word count: ~870
Pairing: Jack/Daniel
Prompt: from [personal profile] sopdetly any pairing, love and support
071. Broken (Big Damn Table)

Summary: Daniel's lost memory is a source of frustration for both of them.

Notes: Many thanks to [personal profile] green_grrl for the beta.
Set after "Fallen," with references to "Meridian" because I'm still not over Daniel's amnesia.

AO3: Poised to Remember
[livejournal.com profile] what_works: on LJ

Newly Archived Fic Post #14

  • Mar. 1st, 2017 at 10:12 AM
theemdash: (SG-1 Cruvus)
We're getting a little more eclectic with fandoms since I decided to post some fics I didn't think I would. (It's because at heart I am a completist and not doing so felt weird.) As before ALL fics have been polished.
★'d fics are personal favorites.


Stargate: SG-1
The Memory's Faulty, But the Feeling's All Right, R, Jack/Daniel, action, off-world, sex, hand jobs, first time, FEELINGS, angst, memory loss, episode related "Meridian" & "Fallen", Season 7 (2,060 words)
ow, ow, ow, why the hell do you guys let me write fic? I'm so mean! (Also I'm so predictable; I write about Daniel's amnesia a lot)


SGA: McKay/Sheppard Collection
Bickering, PG, Jack/Daniel, implied McKay/Sheppard, humor, crossover SG-1, Daniel in Atlantis! (210 words)
100% my SG-1 bias is showing

2230, PG-13, McKay/Sheppard, humor, a note, waiting, impatience (100 words)
of my tiny amount of SGA fic, this might be my favorite

Trading 'Em, PG, Jack/Daniel, McKay/Sheppard, humor, aggravated!Jack and Sheppard, bickering!Daniel and McKay (100 words)
shockingly, this is kind of mean to McKay


Firefly
Stained Stubborn, PG, Zoe, Mal, Wash in absentia, angst, grief, character death :(, post-Serenity (100 words)
hello, I am still grieving


Star Wars
Stolen Moments, PG, Anakin/Padme, Obi-Wan, established relationship, friendship, jealousy, pre-Revenge of the Sith (360 words)
Anakin is a jealous boy


Supernatural/Harry Potter Crossover
The Most Haunted House In Britain, PG, Sam, Dean, crossover, humor (350 words)
this concept still makes me giggle

Newly Archived Fic Post #13

  • Feb. 24th, 2017 at 12:12 PM
theemdash: (Daniel Bandana)
More newly archived fics! As before ALL fics have been polished.
★'d fics are personal favorites.


Stargate: SG-1
A Real Homecoming, PG, Sam, Jack, Daniel, Teal'c, friendship, team bonding, season 8 (100 words)
aww, Teal'c ♥

Bowling Night, PG-13, Teal'c, Vala, friendship, bowling, team bonding, humor, sexual innuendo, season 10 (440 words)
Teal'c and Vala together as friends is delightful

Some Alien Virus, NC-17, Jack/Daniel, smut, blow job, exhibitionism, AMTDI? (690 words)
I stand by SG-1 abusing the weirdness of their lives to get what they want

Cold Comfort, R, Jack/Daniel, alcohol, drunken kissing, first time, angst, episode tag "Gamekeeper" (2,940 words)
I like this more than I remember—angst + kissing = gold


SG-1/SGA Crossover
Commiseration, PG-13, Daniel/Sheppard, seduction, comfort, past infidelity (420 words)
let's assume alien hoodoo is involved because I cannot imagine Jack and Rodney together


Buffy the Vampire Slayer
To Torture You, PG, Buffy, Spike, humor, stakeout, annoying!Spike, Season 5 (100 words)
omg Spike is annoying

In Your Dreams, PG, Buffy, Xander, humor, banter, technically Season 8 but not really (140 words)
I could totally picture this happening within canon

You'll Never Know It, PG, Spike, Tara in absentia, angst, character death, episode related "Seeing Red," Season 7 (400 words)
hello, grief, my old friend


Harry Potter:
For Harry, PG-13, Ron/Hermione, friendship, action, AU for Deathly Hollows (760 words)
it is so weird to read my 2005 prognostication of DH

Newly Archived Fic Post #12

  • Feb. 20th, 2017 at 12:24 PM
theemdash: (SG-1 Vala)
One more batch of newly archived fics. As before ALL fics have been polished.
★'d fics are personal favorites.


Stargate: SG-1
Weightless, PG, Daniel, Janet, angst, feelings, PREPARE YOUR TISSUES, episode related "Heroes" (530 words)
this is one of my top five favorite fics

Of Two Minds, NC-17, Jack/Daniel, hand jobs, rutting, first time, dream sex, AMTDI, Season 4-ish (1,790 words)
wow, this is better than I remember! (also apparently I really like writing dream sex)

Whatever I Want, PG-13, Daniel/Vala/Cameron, humor, bondage, not what it looks like (100 words)
ha ha ha, this is 100% believable


Angel
Fists and Fangs, PG-13, Spike, Gunn, Illyria, Angel, action, angst, character death, episode tag "Not Fade Away" (1,360 words)
oof, I'd forgotten how real Spike gets in this


Firefly
How to Seduce a Space Doctor, PG-13, Kaylee/Simon, humor, attempted seduction, season 1 through Serenity (600 words)
hee, hee, I still think this is cute

Working Out, PG, Jayne, humor, Jayne's intelligence, crossword puzzles (250 words)
the punch line here still makes me giggle

Christina, PG, Jayne, Mal, humor, weapons (100 words)
Jayne's most romantic moments would be with weaponry

Five Gorram Minutes, PG-13, Jayne, Kaylee, humor, drunkenness, bar room brawl (510 words)
gotta say, I like how I write Jayne


Harry Potter:
Kissing Practice, PG-13, Remus/Sirius, James, Peter, humor, first kisses, boys kissing, ridiculous!James, pillow-fraternization (2,400 words)
this fic is kind of delightful and silly and happy as hell

Newly Archived Fic Post #11

  • Feb. 16th, 2017 at 7:14 PM
theemdash: SG-1 classic team (SG-1 Team)
Here's a few more newly archived fics. As before ALL fics have been polished (though one less than I wanted to because I realized I have other things I should be doing than rewriting fic that is 12 years old).
★'d fics are personal favorites.


Stargate: SG-1
Choiceless, NC-17, Jack/Daniel, voyeurism, exhibitionism, masturbation, rainstorm, Season 5 (1,830 words)
I remembered this as a hot fic, but daaaaaaaaaamn

Slow Burn, NC-17, Jack/Daniel, angry sex, angst, guilt, hand jobs and blow jobs, outdoor sex, episode tag "Scorched Earth" (5,900 words)
baby's first slash: yes, the first Jack/Daniel story I ever wrote (there are some awkward things in this, boy howdy)

This Isn't Personal, R, Jack/Vala, past-Jack/Daniel, past-Daniel/Vala, hurt/comfort, breakup, Daniel is a jerk in absentia (430 words)
seriously, why is Daniel always so selfish about getting to Atlantis?

The Cut of a Man, PG, Jack, gen, a little humor, a little serious, 5 things, CO reports about Jack (140 words)
it's so short, but I really enjoy this one


Stargate: Atlantis
Molasses, PG, Mckay/Teyla, humor, fluff, Carson should have drugged him more (950 words)
this is not as horribly awkward as I remember


Saiyuki
Jealous, PG-13, Gojyo/Sanzo, implied Gojyo/Hakkai, jealousy, possessiveness, Gojyo being a shit (125 words)
omg Gojyo is such a shit

A Scarf on a Cold Day, PG, Hakkai/Sanzo, subtext, camping, snow (320 words)
this is probably me at my most subtle


Harry Potter: Remus/Sirius Drabble Collection
Novel Abuse, PG, Remus/Sirius, humor, never loan your books to Sirius (200 words)
poor Remus

Eat Your Words, PG-13, Remus/Sirius, angsty fluff, impending sexual content (200 words)
somewhere under this is a fic about forgiveness

Newly Archived Fic Post #10

  • Feb. 14th, 2017 at 10:15 AM
theemdash: (SG-1 Jack/Daniel Touchies)
Here's the Valentine's Edition by the fact that my one lone Valentine-based fic is in this collection and everything here is happy and schmoopy and Jack/Daniel. As before ALL fics have been polished.
★'d fics are personal favorites.

Stargate: SG-1: Jack/Daniel Humor Collection
I Know Kung-Fu, PG, Jack/Daniel, friendship, humor, music inspired, season 4-ish (540 words)
this fic is just silly

Woobie, PG, Jack/Daniel, humor, fluff, pet names, season 7 (200 words)
shockingly: this fic is also silly

No One Should Suffer Alone, PG, Jack/Daniel, friendship, humor, Valentine's Day Fic, season 4-ish (180 words)
Jack and I share some feelings

Body Snatcher, PG-13, Jack/Daniel, humor, dirty talk, missing scene for "Crusade" (380 words)
ah, body-swap fic

The End, R, Jack/Daniel, humor, sort of break up fic, season 9 or 10 (590 words)
this fic brings me much joy; Daniel is so snarky

Sugar Me Sweet, PG-13, Jack/Daniel, team, humor, karaoke, drunk!Daniel, season 4-ish (950 words)
the thing I remember the most about this fic is Sam

Properly Motivated, PG-13, Jack/Daniel, humor, training, season 3 (100 words)
I changed the punch line and now it's MUCH funnier

Looking Cute, PG, Jack/Daniel, humor, fluff, sleepy!Daniel, romantic!Jack (150 words)
omg, I have a cavity

Diplomacy Bites, PG-13, Jack/Daniel, OMC, humor, AMTDI, surprise kissing, season 7-ish (640 words)
this fic continues to make me giggle

Everyone Loves a Wedding, PG, Jack/Daniel, Thor, Sam, Vala, Cameron, Landry, Teal'c, humor, wedding, alternate take on "200" (1,025 words)
this is so goofy and slightly meta

Cold Feet, R, Jack/Daniel, humor, groping, implied het and OT4, another "200" fic (300 words)
yeah, I will never write a Sam/Jack wedding

Experimentation, PG-13, Jack/Daniel, humor, food ick, off-world smuggling, season 7-ish (310 words)
the innocent kind of off-world smuggling

Newly Archived Fic Post #9

  • Feb. 10th, 2017 at 4:12 PM
theemdash: (M Bookworm)
Here's a few more newly archived fics. As before ALL fics have been polished.
★'d fics are personal favorites.

The drabble collection here is technically Daniel/Cameron, but two of the stories also have Jack/Daniel because Daniel has some history here. (Also because I'm obsessed, okay?)

Stargate: SG-1
The Next Best Thing, NC-17, Jack/Daniel, Daniel/Vala, angst, dream sex, masturbation, fix-it, Season 10, missing scenes for "Unending" (9,100 words)
this is way more Jack/Daniel than I remember, so take the second pairing with a grain of salt; also this is my headcanon explanation for THAT RANT Daniel gives Vala

Bruised, R, Jack/Daniel, angst, hurt/comfort, blow job, bruises, no kissing (1,130 words)
in addition to being my contribution to the trope of bjs in storage closets, this fic was once plagiarized for Torchwood fandom!

Sacrifice, NC-17, Jack/Daniel, angst, hurt/comfort, smut, heartbreak (2,440 words)
I remember writing this fic and going, "WHAT THE HELL IS HURT/COMFORT?!" not realizing that I wrote h/c all the freaking time


Stargate: SG-1: Daniel/Cameron Collection
Even, PG, Daniel/Cameron, pre-slash, moving, episode related, "Avalon" (100 words)
ah, a hopeful beginning to Daniel/Cameron

Glance, PG-13, Daniel/Cameron, Jack/Daniel, observant!Cameron, season 10 (100 words)
I really love that Cameron is smart enough to figure it out and it just surprises him, that's all

Healthy Breakfast, PG-13, Daniel/Cameron, Jack/Daniel, angsty, Season 10, episode tag "The Shroud" (570 words)
this time I'm mean to Daniel (but the solution is a threesome (not in this fic))



Angel
An Echo, A Ghost, A Whisper, PG-13, Illyria, Wesley/Illyria (unrequited), angst, frustration at humanity, episode related, post-"Time Bomb" (830 words)
of all my BtVS and Angel fics, this is my favorite


Fullmetal Alchemist
Obviously There's Something On Your Chest, R, Havoc, Roy/Ed, humor, crack, so much crack, genderswap, (3,020 words)
this whole fic is built around a pun and I love it

The Status Is Not Quo

  • Feb. 7th, 2017 at 11:25 AM
theemdash: (SG-1 Sam)
When I watched "Tin Man" for the first time I had a moment when I thought, "What if they're just robots for the rest of the series?" Which would be a bold decision to make in the first season, certainly, but it is the start of a fun little game of imagining SG-1 continuing without major changes reversed. Essentially, it is a game of not returning to the status quo. So, let's imagine for a bit:

"Fragile Balance" — Mini-Jack is not a clone and SG-1 continues led by a 15-year-old version of Colonel O'Neill. Goa'uld laugh in the face of SG-1 more often than usual, but a 15-year-old Jack has a much easier time breaking out of binders and crawling through ventilation shafts. The only downside? It's much harder to push Daniel out of the way to get to the Ancient head-sucker, so Daniel is the one frozen at the end of "Lost City."

"Holiday" — Daniel and Machello aren't switched back because Machello's body dies before they finish, and Machello joins SG-1 to fight in Daniel's name. Machello fights extra hard to win Sha're back and probably never confesses to her that he's not Daniel because that's a lot to explain in the little screen time they share before she dies. "Legacy" is entirely different (and much shorter). Also Daniel never Ascends so Jack probably dies in "Abyss," Teal'c dies during "The Changeling," and the galaxy is lost by "Full Circle." Um, this AU doesn't seem to be working out too well, is it? Let's try for something happier.

"In the Line of Duty" — Sam remains a host to Jolinar and Jolinar joins SG-1. Naturally they met the Tok'ra much sooner, and Sam and Martouf have a canon relationship. Sam/Jolinar also have a much easier time navigating and reconstructing Goa'uld technology, so the F-302 program moves along much faster. PS "Divide and Conquer" doesn't exist in this timeline.

Okay, what other AU timelines can you come up with?

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