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2015-01-07 11:44 am

2014 Fic Roundup

2014 fic list

Let Your Demons Run. 2/2014. Stargate SG-1; Sam/Jack; Adult; ~6000 words. Post-Entity. There can't be that many eyes in the building that haven't noticed her. (on lj)

Most Everyone is Mad Here. 3/2014. Stargate SG-1; Sam/Jack, Cassie Fraiser; Teen; ~2500 words. When Jack opens the door to find Cassie standing on his front porch, loaded down with a cat and an outlandish amount of stuff, his first thought is something like What the hell? Sequel of sorts to Nine Lives or Thereabouts. (on lj).

Ghosts That We Knew. 7/2014. Fringe; Peter Bishop/Olivia Dunham, Elizabeth Bishop/Walter Bishop, Phillip Broyles, Astrid Farnsworth; Teen; ~12,000 words. There are infinite ways to get from the past to the present. What if things went a little differently back when Peter and Olivia first met as children? AU starting at the time of Subject 13.

Noel. 12/2014. Stargate SG-1; Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill, Cassie Fraiser, Vala Mal Doran, Daniel Jackson, Teal'c, Cam Mitchell; ~4700 words. Sam thinks that's the sort of thing someone might have mentioned to her in any of the sixteen or so emails they'd sent her in the last twenty-four hours. Hey, Sam, we’re taking over your house Christmas Eve. Hope that’s okay. Love and kisses, SG-1. (on lj)

So I finished four things this year, which is more than the three of the year before at least? Though actually, I think it's my second highest year for total word count in terms of what I finished and posted. Fewer things, but longer things, which is the trend for my writing at the moment. General rambling rather than the question list, because four is still not enough to do the meme questions, really.

random thoughts here )

Previously on Yearly Fic Roundup
2013 Fic Roundup
2012 Fic Roundup
2011 Fic Roundup
2009 Fic Roundup
2008 Fic Roundup
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2015-01-04 04:05 pm

yuletide recs, aka mostly a giant dose of childhood nostalgia

I am slightly under the weather (along with nearly everyone I know). I am kinda crabby and I don't even feel like watching old gymnastics meets, which is generally my drug of choice when I'm sick. But here! Have some recs from this year's Yuletide that I bookmarked last week when I read them. I'm being lazy and posting them without "here is why you should read this" commentary because, well, I'm sick and crabby. *g*

In no particular order:

Romantic Notions (2845 words) by Sanj. The Outlaws of Sherwood - Robin McKinley; Teen; Cecily of Norwell/Little John. Five lessons Cecily learns the hard way.

Two Rabbits Side By Side (3328 words) by wei. Mulan; All Ages; Fa Mulan. Mulan emerged from Tung Show pass unexposed. AU, slight melding with the Ballad of Mulan, vaguely Mulan/Shang.

all the stars align (2024 words) by rubiconjane. Anne of Green Gables; All Ages; Gilbert Blythe/Anne Shirley, Diana Barry. Gilbert never called Anne “Carrots”, and she never broke the slate over his head. (aka a canon-divergent “what-if” story, told through five snapshots.).

I've Decided To Marry You (678 words) by chicafrom3. In the Heights - Miranda; Usnavi/Vanessa; Teen. At thirteen, Vanessa planned out her wedding down to the last detail.

Searching For Snow (1023 words) by katayla. Betsy-Tacy Series - Maud Hart Lovelace; All Ages; Betsy Ray, Tacy Kelly, Tib Muller. If the snow won't come to Betsy and Tacy and Tib, they'll go to it.

Self-Evident (2199 words) by Queue. Austin & Murry-O'Keefe Families - Madeleine L'Engle; All Ages; Meg Murry | Meg O'Keefe. Meg over time.

The Story Club is Discovered (1112 words) by Anonymous. Anne of Green Gables - L. M. Montgomery; All Ages; Gilbert Blythe/Anne Shirley. Author doesn't include a summary, but basically, what it says on the tin.
mrspollifax: (sj)
2014-12-23 02:58 pm

SG-1 Fic: Noel (Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill, Teen)

Title: Noel (on AO3)
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Rating: Teen
Pairing/Characters: Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill, Cassie Fraiser, Daniel Jackson, Teal'c, Vala Mal Doran, Cameron Mitchell
Timeline: Post-series
Genre: Fluff. Fluffy holiday fluff.
Summary: Sam thinks that's the sort of thing someone might have mentioned to her in any of the sixteen or so emails they'd sent her in the last twenty-four hours. Hey, Sam, we’re taking over your house Christmas Eve. Hope that’s okay. Love and kisses, SG-1.

A/N: For the 2014 Advent Calendar at sj_everyday. Thanks to [personal profile] ziparumpazoo for the completely last-minute read-through – all remaining mistakes are because I am a shameful procrastinator. :)

noel )
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2014-10-13 12:52 pm

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So I am still alive, but the gymnastics world championships were last week, and also a virus (or possibly two?) that my house apparently needed to be infected with. Or else maybe my family were faking being sick because they were trying to avoid having me monologue about gymnastics in their direction. This is highly possible. Anyone who wants to talk to me about Simone Biles - wait, I mean gymnastics - should feel free to do so in the comments, and my hubs and children would thank you for the reprieve. ;)

But! While I try to catch up on everything, have a recipe (with apologies to the gluten-free or low-sugar requiring folks among you). I made this banana apple bread last week because it's fall and there are apples everywhere, and it was dangerously good. Though I think it would be more appropriately labelled banana apple coffee cake rather than banana apple bread. Would be a good "fancy Christmas morning" breakfast sort of thing, really. Definitely a keeper. PS I used pecans instead of walnuts, because.

Happy Monday! Also Happy Thanksgiving in Canada. :)
mrspollifax: (coffee)
2014-09-29 11:48 am

it's rainy and my brain is all zzzzzzzzz

So the single most frustrating thing in my fic folder right now is this:

Jack's working on the roof when she roars up his drive, gunning that bike she won't give up no matter how infrequently she gets to use it. He watches as she pulls to a halt and hops down, tugging off her helmet to reveal the hair she's cropped short once again. She takes a step back, then a few more, shading her eyes to squint up at him against the late afternoon sun.

"Wind?" she asks.

"Hail," he calls back down. "Last week."


He stares along his roof ridge. It had been pretty bad, in point of fact, a mother of a spring storm that had cracked the hell out of his shingles and made the dog hide under the bed, shaking like a leaf. But Jack just shrugs. "You know."

Even from his high perch, he can see the half-grin that quirks up the corner of her mouth. And it's not a great stretch to imagine what she's thinking.
Do you think maybe you've been in Minnesota too long, sir? You've forgotten how to complain properly.

Though she'd be leaving off the sir, these days.

"Want some help?" she offers.

"Nah." He peers up at the sun. "Take your stuff on in. I'll be down in twenty."

Because I really like it, and it was the beginning to something that had, like, a plot and stuff? I remember that it was a late-series AU, and Jack had retired but was occasionally consulting for the Pentagon, and Sam was still doing … something. And there was some intrigue going on that Jack did not yet know about and then all the problems I cannot remember anymore had to be solved. It really isn't from all that long ago - like last winter - but THAT IS ALL I REMEMBER. I wrote this and notes for/bits of the next few scenes and then I guess life interrupted me before I made the rest of the notes? If I've worked on something for at least a week or so I can usually remember enough even if I was dumb and didn't note stuff down, but this was just a day or two as far as I can tell. The fact that I did know what it was intended to be is very clear, of course. THAT I remember. Bah humbug.

I should really just delete it so I will stop coming back and making ugly faces at it. But I am saaaaad.

Anyway. You should all share with me the frustrating things in your writing/art/whatever folders/notebooks because then I will feel better. Or at least I will have company. :)
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2014-09-24 01:00 pm

post of things

1) It's been the kind of week where I drag out the Christmas writing playlist and start outlining Christmas fic BECAUSE. What do you mean it is only September? Bah. I don't care.

2) Also the kind of week where I spent a little time looking through the seriously way back archives on my hard drive and WHOA. I ended up lost somewhere in 2008 and those unfinished fics and bits and pieces of brainstorming are so bad they are hysterical. Every now and then I found a gem of a paragraph or three that made me go, "Oh hey! There is actually some hope for you, earlier me!!" But for the most part, just, bwahahahahaha.

3) I have temporarily abandoned my annual West Wing rewatch because it was only September and I had already watched two Thanksgiving episodes and two Christmas episodes (I skipped Noel) and that just didn't seem right. I realize this is totally in conflict with #1 above, but whatever. Instead I watched Full Alert and Lost City and Fallen/Homecoming (no idea why I went in that order? Reversal of the space time continuum or something).

Castle premiere appears to finally be coming on Monday - haven't decided whether to watch it or make a-loquita watch it first and tell me whether I should?

I don't actually know what else I am watching this fall.

4) Okay, I am ready to go on record about what my actual real-live problem with tumblr is. Nobody talks to me over there? That sounds so whiny when I say it, like ME ME ME FANDOM PAY ATTENTION TO ME!! lol. But seriously, I cannot tell if other people are just all talking behind the scenes or what. Somebody needs to explain this to me, because either I am too old, or too introverted, or just missing the social conventions due to my usual cluelessness about such things. I miss the interesting fannish conversations. Not that I have been that good at holding up my end of them lately, but still.

5) I need drabble prompts or three-sentence fic prompts or something. My brain is stuck in park due to long writing hiatus. Prompts may not help (because sometimes they really don't) but they might? Maybe? Anyway if anyone is interested. :)
mrspollifax: (study hall)
2014-09-05 02:45 pm

look, it's a list! four things for friday.

1) There is a password that I had to change because one day my brain hiccuped and I was just staring at the keyboard and I couldn't remember the end of it. So I set a new one, but occasionally when I log in *I still type the old password*. And them I'm like, "hey, that is not the password I am looking for anymore, but WHAT DID I JUST TYPE???" My fingers still know the password but my conscious brain definitely does not. DO NOT LIKE.

2) Read all of the new Seanan McGuire book (The Winter Long) in a day because I happened to have time that day. I know I have recced her books before but I really love this series and her writing in general. The first in this series is Rosemary and Rue, and they are kind of Dresden-files-esque except with fae instead of vampires and a fabulous female protagonist. If you just can't with urban fantasy (I admittedly don't read a lot of it myself), she's written stuff that's a little more sci fi under the pen name Mira Grant. I recently read Parasite and really enjoyed it.

3) A very old SG-1 ficlet of mine, like seriously from the stone age or something I swear, got recced a couple of places recently. Which was a very nice surprise, but the reason I mention it this. It's an old Catherine Langford/Ernest Littlefield fic so as you can imagine the total hit count across three posting platforms was … well, I don't actually know, but it was TINY I am sure. And it showed up one day with about ten new kudos on AO3 and then a few weeks later with several new LJ comments and I was like, "OMG THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE READING OLD SG-1 FIC OUT THERE!!! THAT IS SO COOL." Of course I still read old SG-1 fic so I do not know why this would be so surprising/exciting to me?? But it was. Lol.

4) Happy Friday! Anyone have any fun weekend plans? I think I have promised to take my children to get donuts in the morning. My life is very exciting. ;)
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2014-08-29 04:12 pm

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Okay. [personal profile] ziparumpazoo says I should take baby steps with this 'that was kind of a difficult summer but school's back in and I want to post again on lj because I miss fandom' thing, and I always listen to zip because she is clever, so. Baby steps. TV things!

1. Current status of my West Wing rewatch (a little earlier than usual this year) = "Hi, Senator. Why don't you take your legislative agenda and shove it up your ass?" Nothing like Josh Lyman being a jackass to annoying pompous people to make your day brighter. That being said, this rewatch so far seems to be the Toby Ziegler rewatch, with occasional veering into the CJ Cregg rewatch and the Charlie and Zoey rewatch. Though honestly every rewatch is the CJ Cregg rewatch at some point along the way.

Also, I have said this before but it bears repeating. I do love Josh/Donna, but why is there not more Josh/Joey Lucas fic out there? Like the AU where she takes Josh and Bartlet's advice in her first appearance and runs for office and she and Josh clash all the time until one day they suddenly don't? Idk. I love Joey and Marlee Matlin.

2. I am so annoyed about Longmire being cancelled that I actually tweeted at A&E TV, which is not a thing I generally do. Because what are they *doing*? Argh. Hope it gets picked up elsewhere, but I admit my optimism is thin on this one. It's kind of a niche show. If it doesn't, I'm going to need someone to write me long, epic fic about How It All Should Have Ended, plz.

3. Endeavour. Is anyone else watching this? I have just finished mainlining series 2. I need people to talk to about it before my head explodes.

4. I am currently in my "waiting to get over the last Doctor before I watch the new one" phase of Doctor Who. As in, I actually still haven't watched Matt Smith's last episode, okay? This is not a new phenomenon, though - it took me more than a season to start watching again after Tennant left. I just tend to treat the show as related mini-series and binge watch a lot of it at once rather than keeping up as it goes along all the time. Somebody motivate me. Am I missing fabulous TV?

5. There is no five. There might once have been, but if so I forgot. OH! Not TV, but the next Seanan McGuire/October Daye book comes out Sept. 2. Happy happy day! :)
mrspollifax: (fringe)
2014-07-28 01:34 pm

Fringe Fic: Ghosts That We Knew (Peter Bishop & Olivia Dunham, Teen)

Okay, I have finally been defeated in my stubborn quest to make sure all of my fic is posted on my journal in addition to archive sites. Multiple chapters is apparently too much for me to bother with after posting them on both AO3 and FFN. So, I shall link instead!

Ghosts That We Knew (11896 words) by mrspollifax
Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Fringe
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peter Bishop/Olivia Dunham, Elizabeth Bishop/Walter Bishop
Characters: Peter Bishop, Olivia Dunham, Walter Bishop, Elizabeth Bishop, Phillip Broyles, Astrid Farnsworth
Additional Tags: Alternate Timelines

There are infinite ways to get from the past to the present. What if things went a little differently back when Peter and Olivia first met as children? AU starting at the time of Subject 13.

Alternate summary: An ode to Fringe and how much I miss it. I originally started writing this for [personal profile] ziparumpazoo during the season 4/5 hiatus, except then it wouldn't be the tiny little ficlet I meant it to be, and here I am over two years later. Thanks to zip for beta reading and cheerleading and general awesomeness!
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2014-07-21 12:51 pm

POST OF GLEE, the my journal is really dusty edition


Meant to post this earlier today, but eh, whatever. Let's go anyway! Anyone else around and feeling in the need of a dose of happy things? Because RL has been kicking my hiney around a little bit lately (not to worry, I am fine! Just ... you know how life can get like that sometimes) and I am in need of glee.

So. 1) Here are previous posts of glee for your perusal, because they have many pictures and commentfics and happy things that are worth looking through again.

And 2) what have you all been up to lately that is making you smile? Fannish or otherwise. Ficrecs, interesting meta, that hilarious thing your cat did yesterday that you haven't gotten around to sharing yet? Garden pictures (because mine has mostly been a bust this due to badly timed travel and outright neglect, so I would love to live vicariously)? New job, fun old job, nifty science discovery? Bring it! Happy Monday.
mrspollifax: (fringe)
2014-05-16 07:17 pm

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I am running late for reasons, but it is still Friday! So. Here, just a couple of things this week:

Though You're Many Years Away (730 words) by tilden. Fringe, G. Post- 5.13, sending some messages to the beyond. A bittersweet little post-ep for the series finale, the sort of thing I really wanted to read immediately after finishing the show.

New World by Penknife. Stargate SG-1, Gen, G. Earth is a strange new world. So is parenthood. Very nice snippet of Janet, Sam, and Cassie shortly after Singularity as they are all trying to figure out how this is all going to work.
mrspollifax: (study hall)
2014-05-09 10:32 am

insert clever friday post title

1) My Jacob Carter rewatch status = have successfully gotten Jacob turned into a Tok'ra. Which means that next up is Show and Tell after which I will have to talk about some things. I already know this. *g* Though one thought I had watching Tok'ra 1&2 was along the lines of 'a whole lot of Earth's fate totally depends on George Hammond having accurate judgment when it comes to whether any particular batshit crazy idea SG-1 has is the good kind of crazy or the bad kind.'

2) Writing this week (*) and it being the busy, busy month of May = nostalgia week for ficrecs, because I am not reading much and trying to rattle through bookmarks on multiple devices and sites for 'things I have meant to rec but haven't gotten around to yet' is apparently too much effort. I freely admit to cribbing this list from one I already posted a loooooong time ago as a comment somewhere (except updated for AO3 links where I can find them, because this list is so old AO3 didn't exist yet). So. Sam/Jack cabin fic recs:

Concentric Unto Thee (8752 words) by gabolange. Stargate SG-1, Sam/Jack, M. Her attempts at normality have never worked before, and Jack won't stand for any attempts to apply the logic of command to their relationship. Really wonderful, grown-up Sam and Jack working out how to share a life together.

Scenes from a Weekend by karma_aster. Stargate SG-1, Sam/Jack, Teen. Lovely Threads-related cabin fluff with just a touch of bittersweetness.

Biting the Bullet by ijemanja. Stargate SG-1, Sam/Jack, PG-13. Five times Jack O'Neill asked Samantha Carter out, and one time he didn't have to. I'm cheating a little on this one. It's actually a five things, with five Sam/Jack scenes from different AUs, and only the last one is at Jack's cabin. But it's funny and sweet and the characterization is just terrific.

Gravity Sings (7081 words) by stargazercmc. Stargate SG-1, Sam/Jack, M. General Jack O'Neill headed west five months after the world ended. Apocafic. Jack and Sam try to make some kind of normal life after the world ends. I love Jack in this fic especially.

Fantasy (562 words) by a_loquita (which also has a timestamp sequel, Only Sense Left). Stargate SG-1, Sam/Jack, G (sequel is rated T). It’s time for Sam to make a choice. Short but really beautiful; the sort of fic that makes the setting almost another character in the story.

Land of Sky Blue Waters by sam938. Stargate SG-1, Sam/Jack, PG-13. Thor doesn’t beam Jack up until a week later. Sam accepts the offer to go fishing, but things don’t necessarily work out the way they’re planned. A what-if AU where Sam goes on that fishing trip with Jack (but it's mostly UST, not what you're thinking at all! hee). I like this because they both get to be smart, and I think it's a good look at what they have in common and what they don't and why they still work.

There are like 80,000 other fics that could be added to a cabin fic rec list but I am resisting the urge because things to doooooooo. If anyone felt like suggesting a theme for next week's list I wouldn't complain because I do not think next week will be any less busy.

(*) Dear people out there who write X thousand words per day, I remain simultaneously envious and in awe of you. Two days ago I wrote 900 (!!!) words. Yesterday I netted about 100 new words after stab-stab-deleting about a third of that 900. This is an example of REALLY PRODUCTIVE for me, the kind of really productive that means things like my household chores aren't getting done. Writing more than that is very very rare for me and generally results in HELLO ARE YOU STILL ALIVE?? emails/texts. lol.
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2014-05-02 02:59 pm

fridayyyyy hooray.

Not a ficrec, but I am currently reading (basically almost done with) Heaven's Queen by Rachel Bach.  It's the third in a trilogy, and I have actually enjoyed all of them (which is saying something if you are familiar with my recent very uneasy relationship with book trilogies).  Best characterized as space opera, action with romance, with a female lead named Devi Morris that I think many of you would enjoy.

Anyway  Ficrecs!

A Thousand Pieces by Motchi.  Star Wars (Original Trilogy), Han/Leia, Teen.  There was a puzzle there, you just didn't see it.  Every now and then I try to dip my toe into Star Wars as an actual fic fandom, and then I remember that there's books and Clone Wars and stuff that I really know basically nothing about and get intimidated and run far away.  But for this, you only need the three original movies, and it's glorious - Leia with her strength and her internal struggle and Han just being Han and the two of them getting from beginning to end.  Also the execution of the writing is beautiful.

Okay, the rest of this list should be sub-titled things tumblr made me think of this week.

1) Gifsets like this one from Descent for some reason always make me think, "Oh hey, that needs fic links to go with it!"  Except then I never get around to it. I am not sure why Descent in particular has that effect on me, but here you go regardless:

Engaged by Jojo.  Stargate SG-1, Sam/Jack, K+. Jacob find out about Hansen. If by some chance you are reading this and have not read all the Jojo fic ever, stop making that "what does this have to do with Descent" face and go read the fic (both chapters). The rest of you know you want to re-read it, right?

No Air (1547 words) by Annerb. Stargate SG-1, Sam/Jack, Teen.  Their miraculous save comes a few moments too late. Okay, you've all read this too, but whatever. An alternative for those less inclined to fluff, though it's not as sad as the summary sounds!  Annerb's looks at what happens when you push people all the way to the breaking point are always great and this one is no exception.

I feel like there is at least one more Descent-related fic I ought to be adding here, but I'm drawing a blank. Someone help me!

2) There's been some Bill Lee on my dash recently, and some Zero Hour, and my brain put them together and pulled this up and I started giggling before I even went to re-read it:

Giant Plant-like Thing in the Night (480 words) by ziparumpazoo
Stargate SG-1, Bill Lee, G. Bill Lee has a little PTSD following Zero Hour. Poor Bill, lol. (This space is not actually intended as free advertising for my beta readers, it's just that I re-read their fic a fair amount.  I am emotionally attached, okay?) FYI, this fic originally happened because of this crack-y fic titles challenge. There are still any number of titles that no one ever wrote. I'm just pointing that out in case anyone is bored.
mrspollifax: (stargate-sgc)
2014-04-25 12:08 pm

friday ficrecs

List lacking in quantity this week, but I promise not in quality!

J is for Just A Bit Off Base by [personal profile] thothmes. Stargate SG-1, Gen, author doesn't give a rating so I'll call it Teen because that is what I default to most of the time. I think there is maybe a swear word. :) An almost-outsider point of view on the comings and goings at the SGC. I laughed so hard at this, you guys.

Line Noise (2048 words) by splash_the_cat. Stargate SG-1, Sam/Jack and Team, Teen. It'd been almost three hours since Daniel's last attempt at contacting him, so it must be minor. Unless Daniel wasn't okay. And Teal'c too. Teal'c would have called him. Unless Teal'c wasn't okay. So it was okay. Or something had gone catastrophically wrong. You probably all read this already, but just in case you missed it: SPLASH POSTED SG-1 FIC YOU GUYS!!! And it is lovely and on point as usual, of course. :) Go read immediately if you haven't.

Okay, that is all. Maybe at some point I will actually post other kinds of things on my journal again? But hey, posting at all three weeks in a row sort of feels like a victory at the moment. *g*
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2014-04-18 02:14 pm

friday ficrecs. two times is a trend, right?

Have been away from keyboard most of the week, but look! I am posting these two weeks in a row. Yay me. ;) Someday I might get around to reading and reccing things that are more recent than this? Maybe? Hah. I am perpetually behind, fannishly speaking.

Oh, hey - speaking of being perpetually behind, I am finally getting around to watching all those Marvel movies. Like, so far I have watched Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Thor. I'm going to catch up with the real world in a few more months, maybe. *g*

Okay. Ficrecs:

Rumours of my Demise (4012 words) by cupiscent Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Padmé Amidala/Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mature. Padme Amidala cannot live in a galaxy where he has come to be what he is. Obi-Wan Kenobi spends most of his time talking with ghosts. Warnings: Major Character Death. An AU what-if set after Revenge of the Sith that scratched an itch I had after my kids re-watched all six movies over the course of several rainy, yucky days. Spare and melancholy and really lovely.

for just one taste of this (1843 words) by nextgreatadventure. Stargate SG-1, Sam/Jack, Mature. After that, though, things got tricky and dangerous because they pushed a little more and went a little (a lot) further off that deep end, and soon it was the two of them alone in the empty barracks and this wasn’t wrong, was it, just sitting side by side in the darkness? A season 4/Divide and Conquer-era 'what if they didn't actually manage to keep it all locked away' story. Slow and hot and while you can certainly feel a tiny undercurrent of all the ways this could end badly sometimes in the future, this story is more about the love and devotion underneath the lust and the mutual bad decisions. Also did I mention hot? :)

Nefarious Playwrights Are To Blame For My Life (2847 words) by a_loquita. Stargate: SG-1, Sam/Jack, Teen. I swear sometimes that there is someone writing my life, specifically, an omnipotent being that's sick and twisted and has got it in for Jack O'Neill. Okay, so I might have accidentally-on-purpose re-read a fair amount of a-loquita's fic recently, but which to rec today? There are many, many excellent choices. But I had not read this one in *ages*, so here you go. I love the Jack O'Neill voice in this story, the trademark humor but with much more serious stuff going on underneath. (Also naked and UST are really quite difficult to pull off in the same fic like this, I'm just saying.) :)
mrspollifax: (Default)
2014-04-11 04:28 pm

ficrec friday? yes.

I started this list a couple of weeks ago because I thought to myself, "Hey, Ficrec Friday. If this is not already a thing already it should be, because alliteration." And here it is two weeks later and I have not posted it yet, because Friday does not work that way for me, apparently.

Anyway. Just some stuff I have read or re-read recently, old and new, not intended to be an exclusive/inclusive list, etc etc. Short fics because that is how I roll at the moment.

some more nights like these by [personal profile] rgcraeg. Castle, Castle/Beckett, PG. "He wants to tell her about how uneasy these close calls make him. About how happy he's been lately and that he's pretty sure their tiny nerve endings are actually woven together because after all this time her touch still ignites his skin like it did that very first time." Read this because it is one of those lovely little moment-in-time ficlets - you know the sort I mean.

Close to Perfect by holdouttrout. Stargate SG-1, Sam/Jack, Teen. "If something was going to happen, it would happen soon. AU post-Moebius." I was given a Sam/Jack prompt recently that I completely failed to write because the minute I read it I thought, "Oh hey, Trout wrote that!" and immediately went to reread the story in question. You should, too.

Alibi by Dira Sudis. Lewis (TV)/Connie Willis's Oxford Time Travel Universe, G. "This is worse than maths, Sergeant," Lewis said darkly. "This is history." I was looking through my bookmarks for something else recently and accidentally re-read this. If you are at all familiar with Lewis and with Connie Willis's Time Travel Universe and you have not already read this, do so immediately. It's just a few thousand words, won't take long. The Lewis and Hathaway voices are A+++++++.

Cold Feet by stardustinthesky. Longmire (TV verse), Vic/Walt, Teen. She never intended for it to happen, and he didn’t ask to fall in love with his deputy who was his daughter’s age, but she had her face so close to his and all he could think about was how all of this didn’t matter anyway. (It’s hard to take that last step.) This was recced to me a while ago, and when I finally read it my reaction was an inarticulate sort of flaily "oooh, that is old school!" This sort of writing that is very spare and likewise very poetic was popular the SG-1 fandom for a while and it is *really* hard to do. I never quite managed the trick of it myself, but I love it when it's done like this!

I'm going to stop now because if I don't I will never actually post this. I have some more that maybe I'll save for next week. :)
mrspollifax: (coffee)
2014-03-25 12:45 pm

low-commitment writing memes, attempt # 395020

Okay, the last time I tried anything that sounded like "prompt me for things," I immediately ended up with that horrible cold crud everyone got over Christmas and was too sick and tired to do anything but watch old USA gymnastics meets for a couple of weeks. (I still feel guilty for abandoning that meme, btw.) So maybe this is a bad idea, but a) I keep wanting to post things but then I go to post and can never remember what? and b) the two things I have been writing lately are kind of at a trying-to-unwind-a-complicated-thematic-problem sort of place and not ready to move forward just yet.

Anyway, leave me a fandom w/character/pairing and a prompt (or give me some choices because that never hurts?) and maybe I will do the three-sentence fic thing. Or drabbles. If all else fails I will rec you things or link you to tumblr posts.
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2014-03-19 08:53 pm

SG-1 Fic: Most Everyone is Mad Here (Sam/Jack, Teen)

File under: things I write for [profile] a_loquita.

Title: Most Everyone is Mad Here (also on AO3)
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Rating: Teen
Pairing/Characters: Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill, Cassie Fraiser
Timeline: Post-series, present day
Genre: Humor. Fluff. Possibly crack. Also cats are aliens.
Summary: When Jack opens the door to find Cassie standing on his front porch, loaded down with a cat and an outlandish amount of stuff, his first thought is something like What the hell? Sequel of sorts to Nine Lives or Thereabouts.

A/N: For [profile] a_loquita. Thanks to [personal profile] ziparumpazoo as usual, and to [profile] a_loquita because I made her help me figure something out without telling her what she was helping me for (I am mean like that). *g*

most everyone is mad here )
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2014-03-11 02:17 pm

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1. What is happening on the Lizzie Bennet Diaries twitter accounts? WHAT? Is this a Thing or are they just tormenting us? Someone needs to tell me so I do not get my hopes up.

2. Speaking of the LBD, I had been keeping up with Emma Approved - though I bailed in the middle of the last episode because of referred awkwardness. Actually, that's frequently how I feel about Emma in almost any incarnation tbh, so I've been pretty ambivalent about this series so far. Though I did watch parts of the 2009 BBC adaptation recently which I had never seen before and had the following observations: a) Romola Garai in the role of Emma could be Katee Sackhoff's long-lost sister, and b) I generally do not have any interest in Sherlock Holmes adaptations (I know, I am weird), but I might be convinced to try Elementary just because Jonny Lee Miller.

3. Speaking of Emma, though, here is a ficrec:

#knemma (6329 words) by Tulina
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Emma - Jane Austen
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: George Knightley/Emma Woodhouse
Characters: George Knightley, Emma Woodhouse
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Fans & Fandom, Chatlogs, follows the plot of the novel, Female Character of Color

Emma W
you know, you set really high standards
for the men in my life
Emma W
I guess this is how Tom Hiddleston’s little sister feels
if he has one.
I guess.

I laughed SO HARD at this, you guys. Fandom love with a big fat bow on top.

4. Which immediately lead me to re-reading this SG-1 fic which I've probably already recced 18 times or something already but whatever:

#sg1wedding (1312 words) by openended
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: 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
Additional Tags: Twitter, Weddings, Humor, Snark, Team, autocorrect
Series: Part 5 of Advent Calendar 2012

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?

5. Also have been slowly re-reading all the Jojo fic. Because SG-1 nostalgia. And also because of lines like this:

Why blonde? Why did she have to be blonde? And hot? And smarter than him? Why? He *hated* blonde, hot, smart women. He'd freaking *married* the last one. (from Just Don't Eat the Cake) Hee.

6. Today I was actually taking some time to write some stuff and rather than working on either of the fics I meant to, I have written an insert scene for a fic I posted over four years ago that will never see the outside of my notebook and started a sequel for something else that I shouldn't have. Oops. Oh well. All words are good, right?

Here concludes this digest of my recent fannish life. *g*