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Yes, it is February, and yes, I only posted three fics last year. But I am doing this anyway! :)

2013 fic list

The Larks Still Bravely Singing Fly. 1/2013. Stargate SG-1; Sam/Jack, also with Cassie, Daniel, Teal'c, Vala, Cam, etc etc; Teen; ~11,000 words. Because that's what you do if you're The Man. When you send men and women out to take the risks you're no longer taking yourself, you'd better damn well keep the light burning at home. (on ao3)

Postcards from Home. 2/2013. Lizzie Bennet Diaries; Fitz Williams/Brandon; All Ages; ~800 words. Fitz and Brandon, right after the final Domino vid. Fluff, basically. (on ao3)

Rosemary for Remembrance. 7/2013. Stargate SG-1; Vala Mal Doran/Daniel Jackson; Teen; ~2400 words. It comes every morning, relentless and remorseless, hovering just at the point where sleeping meets waking. A moment of temptation when, if she wants, she can use her senses as if they were still her own. Vala after the events of Continuum. Written for the five-year anniversary of Continuum.(on ao3)

I'm not going to bother with the questions because it's a lot less fun with only three things to choose from.

That being said, I was pleased with Rosemary for Remembrance because hey, I actually finished something that could be classified as Daniel/Vala, because while I loved them on screen, I've always run into a brick wall when I tried to get them into words myself. And I love Vala and all her many complicated sides.

Postcards from home is just a tiny ficlet but it is nice occasionally to prove to myself I can write something that isn't related to Stargate. :)

And Larks is my favorite thing I've written. Not necessarily the best, but my own personal favorite. I got my head good and stuck in the fic-verse and couldn't write much of anything else for a while afterwards, lol.

And I think that is all!

Before 2013
2012 Fic Roundup
2011 Fic Roundup
2009 Fic Roundup
2008 Fic Roundup
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If there is anyone out there who doesn't need a day of happy after the last couple of months, I'm not sure who it is. Anyway, I know I do!

So, flist, what's making you smile these days? New shows, old shows, pic spam, link spam, rec lists, comment fic, whatever. Fannishness not required - feel free to talk about your garden or your bathroom renovation or your nieces and nephews or anything you like. Books! I love books. Or that geeky science article you read lately that nobody else you talk to seems to care much about. Anything goes! Go forth. :)
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1) Look! I am on twitter at tulipsntessers (my tumblr username wouldn't quite fit as a twitter handle, but I did the best I could). It has been suggested to me that my joining twitter may be a harbinger of the zombie apocalypse or something. If I cause the end of the world, I'm sorry, but I was clicking to too many individual twitter accounts per day and it was just getting annoying! My convenience is obviously more important than your zombie-free life. *nods*

2) Fic rec! [profile] a_loquita posted a lovely SG-1 fic yesterday. It's called Home on the Horizon, and it's a post-season 8 era Cassie POV fic with some Sam/Jack that makes me miss them all like crazy. It's a nice short read to kick off your Monday, so go take a look.

3) Tell me what to write, flist. I keep bouncing back and forth between my WIPs and I cannot make up my miiiiiiiiiind. Probably I should just finish this Fringe one I've got hanging around, because it is closest to done, but I am afraid of the middle section. Like, "I'm going to write it and then it will go awry and this will end up in the folder of things I can't figure out how to salvage" afraid. Yes, I have issues, but that's been established a long time ago, lol.

4) I think we need another post of glee or something. Commentfic meme? Recipe exchange? Hmm.
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So I just pulled out the fic I didn't manage to finish for [profile] a_loquita & [profile] binkii822's birthday last year, and look:

When he calls her on Wednesday afternoon, a five-minute conversation wedged into the gap between one hostile meeting and another, he expects her to just say yes.

See? More telephones. Hahahahahahah. I'm kind of afraid to look at any of my other WIPs now.

In other news, [profile] a_loquita recently pointed out to me that this summer it will have been five years since Continuum came out. Which, okay, how has it been five years? But getting past that double-take moment - there should be fannish things to commemorate this, right? Promptathon, SG-1 meme, general nostalgic squee-age*? Yes? Someone tell me if this is happening somewhere.

Meanwhile, speaking of nostalgic squee-age, there is a general Gateverse promptathon thing (fic, art, etc.) going on through the end of May - on DW or on LJ.

* No, autocorrect, I do not mean squeegee. I do not admit to laughing at that substitution, either.
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Fic first lines meme! Most recently seen with [personal profile] ziparumpazoo. This was both hilarious and cringe-inducing. Oh, man, do I struggle with fic openings. I think this is 20 of them, arranged into self-mocking helpful categories. *g*

abandon all hope and all that jazz )

I want to see other people's now so that I can learn to do it better. You know you want tooooooooo.

Tangentially, coming back to fanfic after spending a while reading novels instead is an exercise in "omg the present tense everywhere I cannot grok!!!" Which is not to say I do not love present tense - because I do, or I would not write so much of it, lol - but going from past tense mostly in first person (seriously, is every new novel written in first person now?) to third person present requires a non-trivial mental shift, apparently.

don't blink

Feb. 4th, 2013 05:22 pm
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1) Most people I know have a complicated relationship with the internet. Like, yay, it's so cool that we have all this nifty stuff! Boo, I am so much better at wasting my time than I have ever been before! Yay, blogs about anything you can possibly think of! Boo, crazy people commenting on every blog you can possibly think of! etc etc. Sometimes I think, wow, I really need to just turn off the computer and walk away for a month or two. (Though we all know I'd never really be able to do that!!!)

But then the lights go out at the Superbowl, and reaction on social media ranges from Zombie apocalypse! to Oh, see, *now* people care about post-Katrina infrastructure to Don't blink!!!11. Y'all, society may or may not be heading to hell on an IP packet, but we are going to be really damn funny on the way if it is. *g*

2) Comm pimping: [livejournal.com profile] annerbhp just recently started up [community profile] the_lbd for all us Lizzie Bennet Diaries fanatics. Which was *excellent* timing as I had been wondering earlier that day if there was an LJ comm, but hadn't quite gotten around to looking for one yet. Come join in the fun!

3) Speaking of the internet, I spent part of this morning fixing mistakes in the last fic I posted. I was sort of in a hurry when I put it up (since the holiday season was waning pretty quickly and I wanted to slide in under the wire) and despite the best efforts of my beta, I kept messing with stuff on my own and well ... you know how that ends. Missing words, extra phrases, blah blah blah. But seriously, you guys, updating a fic that lives four different places is completely ridiculous (though it would only be three if I'd actually crossposted from dreamwidth to lj, I suppose). I still haven't edited the version on ff.net yet. I need to let go of one of these archives, and I suppose the logical thing to do is to stop actually posting on my journal and just link from there to the bigger archives but ... I am very attached to having my fic posted on my journal, and I need the dreamwidth backup of that, and and and. Idk. Fanfic problems, I haz them.

On a similar topic, what's the general feeling about linking fics on tumblr? Are people doing that? I have seen some people doing that. Seriously, I need another place to post links like I need a migraine or something, but so much of fandom seems to have moved that direction. Then again my tumblr has like 14 followers, and most of it is people from around here, so it all just seems silly. Here, let me show you my social media awkwardness ....

4) I really need another posting format besides numbered lists. Comic strip? Haiku? Interpretive dance? lol
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Ooh, hey, [personal profile] holdouttrout! Since we were talking about Fringe/Stargate crossovers the other day - this is actually a Fringe/SGA fusion, rather than a crossover, but it's fabulous anyway. I have been meaning to rec it, but it was written anonymously for the [community profile] fringe_exchange in December (they used sockpuppets for posting the ficathon entries), and I've sort of been waiting for someone to claim it. I don't think anyone ever has, though? Unless I missed it somehow. Which is a shame, because I'd really like to give the author credit! I'll come back and edit the post if I ever see that it does get claimed.

Anyway, here you go: A Day in the Pegasus Life. Short and fun.
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I was thinking some quasi-thinky thoughts about modern science fiction and J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon and how as much as I love the messier stuff, I do sort of miss the old days when it was okay for at least some sci fi to be more idealistic and archetypal and just less dark and complicated. And I was thinking about posting about that, but it's Friday and the weather is cold and gross and idk, those thoughts are just way too heavy for today.

So instead I was looking again at this fabulous picspam that [profile] a_loquita posted for [personal profile] supplyship's birthday yesterday. And when I got to the cap of Castle and Beckett and the Nebula 9 set, I thought to myself, "Somebody should totally write the Space Cops AU for Castle! With aliens and space stations and ratty old falling-apart spaceships. She can still solve crimes in her fabulous high heels. Because it would be awesome."

Someone should write me a little bit of that in the comments. Really!! Or tell me about that AU you've secretly always wanted to read/write. Or rec your favorites. Those sorts of AUs seemed to be everywhere in the SGA McShep fandom a while back, but not as many in SG-1? Although having only just typed that sentence, I've already thought of four really good ones - at least two of which I know I have recced on this journal before - so maybe I'm wrong about that. Anyway. Fringe in Space? CSI Stargate? That Castle High School AU? Every fandom has a high school AU - there must be one out there already. *g*
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It's over! :( Not all that spoilery, because I'm just not ready for that, but --

just finished the finale and ... )

(See, I totally forgot to cross-post again. \o/)
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1) I have been/will be messing about with my friends lists on LJ and DW. New year and all, I guess? Among other things, I am trying to get my DW list current, which it really really hasn't been. Same name over there, so feel free to add me as you like if I miss you. Also I am trying to get my LJ list a bit more up to date - I have missed adding some people, probably need to cut some of those really inactive journals, etc. All of my fic and most of the fannish stuff is unlocked regardless, but if I happen to mis-cut and you can't live without my occasional babbly locked posts, just drop me note! As always, feel free to add/delete me at your whim. :)

2) Gearing up for the Fringe finale this Friday! I am alternately excited and sad and terrified, lol. I am really going to miss the show (and the cast! who I hope will go on to more and exciting things), but I'm so glad we got the last season for a wrap-up. I have admittedly not been hugely into Fringe fic while the show was airing - it's been the sort of show where I was happy to follow along with the story on-screen, and really wasn't all that into speculation about what was coming - but I wonder if that may change once the canon's officially closed. Probably depends on how it closes? I do love a nice closed canon, though, lol. Also I suspect a Fringe rewatch will need to commence just about immediately after Friday night.

3) I have a very bad case of head-stuck-in-last-fic-verse. (This is on top of the huge case of head-stuck-in-that-book-I-read that I've had since … November, I think? I really need to talk about Connie Willis's Blackout/All-Clear at some point.) I may need a meme. Or another deadline. Or something!

4) I feel like there should be a four, but there simply isn't.
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Had a multi-email conversation recently about whether or not to capitalize the word internet. Yes, I am aware that the conventional wisdom (and grammar girl) says capitalize. As a techie, though, capitalizing bugs me. I know how the thing works and it definitely ain't some singular, monolithic entity. That being said, I was eventually told it was okay not to capitalize my usage regardless, because I was referring to Earth's internet, thereby implying there are other, non-terrestrial internets.

And now everyone who has never beta read for me is making a note never to do so. Because yes, I am this odd on a regular basis.

Anyway. I am a spoilerphobe of the 'doesn't even watch promos' variety, and having been inadvertently spoiled for a bit of next week's Fringe finale this morning, I may have to make myself scarcer that usual this week around the internet (though if someone can get me onto an extraterrestrial internet I'm totally okay with that). Assuming I can resist the pretty tumblr pics. Arrrrgh.

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Title: The Larks Still Bravely Singing Fly
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Rating: Teen
Pairing: Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Sam Carter, Cassie Fraiser, SG-1 in its various incarnations, Hank Landry, President Hayes, and a smattering of OCs that canon was not kind enough to provide me with. And possibly the kitchen sink.
Timeline: Now-ish. Post-Series, after SGA season 5.
Summary: Because that's what you do if you're The Man. When you send men and women out to take the risks you're no longer taking yourself, you'd better damn well keep the light burning at home.

A/N:Many, many thanks to [personal profile] ziparumpazoo for cheerleading and beta reading and listening to me natter on about this fic all the time.

the larks still bravely singing fly )
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Requisite end-of-year fic roundup.

2012 fic list

What's Next. 2/2012. Stargate SG-1/The West Wing; various characters and pairings; Teen; ~4000 words. Five conversations about the Stargate Program that happened at the White House. (on ao3)

Theme and Variations. 3/2012. Fringe; Ella, with Olivia, Rachel, Peter, Astrid, Walter, and a handful of others; Teen; ~11,000 words. Five times Ella Dunham said goodbye. (on ao3)

On the Bridge at Midnight. 6/2012. Fringe; Phillip Broyles and Nina Sharp; Teen; ~850 words. Two old soldiers in a brave new world. (on ao3)

Once and Future. 8/2012. Stargate SG-1; Hailey and Satterfield; Teen; ~500 words. A passing moment in the greater history of Stargate Command. (on ao3)

Sesquicentennial. 9/2012. Stargate SG-1; Sam/Jack friendship/UST; All Ages; ~550 words. "Carter, are you sure we’re up high enough? I’m really not in the mood to go swimming today." (on ao3)

Fading Light. 9/2012. Stargate SG-1; Sam/Jack UST; Teen; ~900 words. Missing scene from Secrets, before Sam, Jack, and Hammond go back to the SGC. (on ao3)

Castles in the Sky. 9/2012. Stargate SG-1; Sam/Jack; Mature; ~900 words. Touching her still seems like a dream sometimes. (on ao3)

Nine Lives or Thereabouts. 11/2012. Stargate SG-1; Sam/Jack; All Ages; ~900 words. Is that an alien living in their house, maybe? (on ao3)

The Preservation of Cultural Heritage. 12/2012. Fringe; Astrid Farnsworth and Walter Bishop; All Ages; ~700 words. The first box arrives on Wednesday afternoon. (on ao3)

Look Again Into Your Heart. 12/2012. Stargate SG-1; Sam/Jack; Mature; ~7000 words. It's not that cold, not by the standard of some of the places she's been in the last decade or so of her life, but then again, she's not used to braving the weather in heels and an evening dress. (on ao3)

I also did that three-sentence meme that was floating around for a while, and discovered that mostly I have some trouble counting to three. Teal'c and Vala, Sam/Jack, Castle/Beckett, Vala and Olivia Dunham, Daniel and Vala. What's with all the Vala in the prompts, you guys? *g*

And I posted this little bit of commentfic (Jack O'Neill and Charlie Kawalsky, pre-series) that was meant to be part of a larger five-things sort of story that I've basically abandoned. It needs the context of the other things to be less … abrasive, I think, so I haven't put it up anywhere else. But I like it for the Jack and Kawalsky banter. (Though there is a place where two sentences got munged together somehow and some other stuff that I didn't notice till it was too late to edit. So just ignore all that, lol.)

The questions part )

Before 2012
2011 Fic Roundup
2009 Fic Roundup
2008 Fic Roundup
mrspollifax: (sj dress)
So a while ago I sketched out an outline for a "five first times" Sam and Jack fic, which I admit was completely an excuse to write a bunch of cliché AU ficlets. And then I started to actually write a couple of them and had a 'why must you want to be actual stories on your own instead of being the little bitty five things I want you to be??' kind of a moment and shoved them into a corner. Occasionally I pulled them out and scowled at them, but they still wouldn't behave.

And then this month I wrote this story for the Advent Calendar, and it was only yesterday as I was working on the very final edits that I realized I had accidentally written the first of the five things without meaning to. Yes, my brain apparently cribs from itself without knowing it. So I am declaring it a series in advance, because I do mean to write the other ones, but I am making no promises as to exactly when.

Anyway. Enough procrastinating, have some fic. Happy holidays, y'all.

Title: Look Again Into Your Heart
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Rating: Mature (barely, though)
Pairing: Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill
Timeline: Post-Series, after SGA season 5
Word Count: ~7000
Summary: It's not that cold, not by the standard of some of the places she's been in the last decade or so of her life, but then again, she's not used to braving the weather in heels and an evening dress.

A/N: Written for the 2012 Advent Calendar on [livejournal.com profile] sj_everyday. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] a_loquita for beta reading and general fabulousness.

look again into your heart )
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On the off chance that anyone around here did not do so already: go read this immediately. Only preferably not when there are people around you, because otherwise you are going to have to explain why you are laughing so hard you are crying.

#sg1wedding (1312 words) by faviconopenended
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill
Characters: Sam Carter, Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson, Teal'c (SG-1), Vala Mal Doran, Cassandra Fraiser, Cameron Mitchell (SG-1), John Sheppard
Series: Part 5 of Advent Calendar 2012
Summary:

Politics hijacked their wedding into a big floofy interplanetary affair. So everyone takes to Twitter.

@stillalive: An Air Force general, a Jaffa leader, and a Tok’ra high council member walked into the bar.
@blewupasun: @stillalive is this the beginning of a joke or something that actually happened?

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For [livejournal.com profile] ziparumpazoo. Because apparently I am not working on that fic for the S/J Advent Calendar today. Oops.

Title: The Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Fandom: Fringe
Rating: All Ages
Characters: Astrid and Walter
Season/Timeline: Blueverse? Or some 'verse where Walter owns MD, anyway.
Word Count: ~700
Summary: The first box arrives on Wednesday afternoon. Humor.

Also here on AO3

the preservation of cultural heritage )
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For [livejournal.com profile] a_loquita, just because. :)

Title: Nine Lives or Thereabouts
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Rating: All Ages
Characters/Pairing: Sam/Jack
Season/Timeline: Post-series.
Word Count: ~900
Summary: Is that an alien living in their house, maybe? Humor. Fluffity fluff.

nine lives or thereabouts )
mrspollifax: (hug)
1) I am officially sick and tired of being sick and tired.

2) I don't really write while I'm sick and tired. I was making some actual progress on some things, and then November came, or maybe the back half of October, and just ... UGH.

3) I also don't write when I'm watching The West Wing. I mean, I try, but it just does not happen. I can't decide whether to blame Aaron Sorkin or Allison Janney.

4) Speaking of The West Wing. I am an inveterate Josh/Donna shipper and all, but I want to know why there is not more Josh/Joey fanfic out there.

5) Someday when I am less sick and tired I will write a post with more words than this. *nods*
mrspollifax: (fall)
Anyone else need a safe space? Because I live in a swing state and I absolutely do. Please distract me. *begs*  Or let me distract you.  Whatever works.  Picspam, fannish squee, your review of Cloud Atlas (because I tried to read the book and couldn't make it through, so I want to know how the movie works). Fic recs? Fic prompts? Commentfic? Your grandmother's recipe for coconut pie - or any other kind of pie, whatever. Politics/election-free zone, unless it's fictional (please feel free to bring along your C.J. Cregg love, for example).

Right now I'm going to make chicken soup. I have kale sprouts from thinning the garden to throw in at the end. Yum.
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1) Filed under ways in which I am coping with the current state of politics in my country (besides my annual fall West Wing rewatch): Have just finished reading Feed by Mira Grant, which is set during a Presidential primary 25 years after the zombie apocalypse. YES. Because no matter how much this election might make us all want to tear our hair out, it is not happening after the zombie apocalypse. At least not yet, and if that changes, we'll probably all be too busy getting eaten to care.

Feed by Mira Grant )

2) Filed under chick lit with a bit of scifi flair, and also, I've been looking for a book like this for a long time: Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer. Set approximately in present time, but not quite our current history, since NASA is sending off a manned mission to the moon.

Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer )

Anybody else reading anything fun? Once I am done with the zombies, I have an intimidating number of sample chapters sitting around waiting for me on my Kindle. By the time I get around to reading them, I've almost always completely forgotten what they were about or who told me to try them. That is how things like this happen: I started in on Feed at about 10:30 one night, and since the first chapter is one of the bits with actual scary (to me) zombies in it, I had to read that entire chapter to see what happened and then send a bunch of emails out saying "OMG I AM READING ABOUT ZOMBIES RIGHT BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP WHAT WAS I THINKING AAAAAAAAAA!" Funny.

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