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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.
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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. :)

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: [ 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 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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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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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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Go read this right now.

Not Too Cool For School by [ profile] thothmes. SG-1 go to their first day of school. No teamy goodness. They're too young for that yet. Four little fics, one for each member of SG-1 and his or her first day of school. Amazing and pitch-perfect and totally added to my SG-1 head-canon.

Since I'm here anyway: while I was on vacation a few weeks ago I re-read [ profile] a_loquita's Cast Your Fate to the Wind. At least twice. Possibly three times if you add up all the individual bits I had to go re-re-re-read, lol. Still so much fun, and awesome indulgent summer reading.

And speaking of head-canon, I also re-read [ profile] ziparumpazoo's The Friday Night Colonel's Club a couple of days ago. Still one of my very favorite SG-1 fics ever. If you're an SG-1 fan and by some feat you've never read it, definitely take the time to do so.

Okay. I am done embarrassing people now.
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Undusting the writing brain. Also, y'all, I have been chasing down my Stargate muse. I may have actually seen her around once or twice recently. Tumblr is like chocolate for muses (and also like a rabbit hole I get lost down occasionally, but that's a different story). So many pretty gifs and pictures and now I have had to rewatch bits of several season 4 episodes and I am in over my head in flaily flaily Sam/Jack glee completely out of nowhere. No words to speak of yet, but hey, who knows!

Anyway. I think I saw this one most recently with [ profile] anr.

Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I'll give you between one and three sentences from that story.

Just stick with the pairings/people you know I'll actually write, pretty please. *g*
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Dear flist, you are made of awesome, seriously. Thank you for playing along.

And hey, in case anyone missed them, a couple of commentfics! From [ profile] ziparumpazoo, a lovely season-4 era Fringe gem. And from [ profile] a_loquita, some fabulous Castle fluff. *g*
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For [ profile] supplyship, because late birthday presents are fun, right? Hon, I just can't seem to make your birthday on time no matter what I do, but I hope you like your present anyway!

Title: What's Next
Fandom: Stargate SG-1/The West Wing
Rating: Teen
Characters: Jed Bartlet, Admiral Fitzwallace, Toby Ziegler, Josh Lyman, Carol Fitzpatrick, C.J. Cregg, Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson, Donna Moss, Sam Carter, Abbey Bartlet
Pairings: Jed/Abbey, references to Sam/Jack but nothing 'on screen' so to speak
Season/Timeline: Post-series for SG-1. Anytime you like for TWW, but AU as will be obvious. Also, inter-show timeline consistency is for wimps. *nods*
Word Count: ~4000
Summary: Five conversations about the Stargate Program that happened at the White House.

A/N: [ profile] supplyship gave me a Stargate/West Wing prompt ages and ages ago. I didn't quite manage to write exactly what she prompted, but I did shamelessly steal (with permission) a number of the great ideas she gave me. So if you like this, thank her! Also, thanks to [ profile] a_loquita for the always fabulous beta reading. :)

what's next )
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I thought that I failed utterly to do a birthday thank you post because I have been insanely busy the last few weeks, but actually it turns out it was because my birthday was still being celebrated (unbeknownst to me). So, belated thanks for all the nice birthday wishes, and let me link you to two really fabulous fics that two really lovely ladies wrote for me, just in case there's anyone who didn't see them elsewhere.

1) Five Things the SGC IT Department Knows That Nobody Knows They Know by [ profile] ziparumpazoo. Gen, humor, rated G. If knowledge is power, the IT professionals in Stargate Command must be the ones who are really in charge, right? I have been nagging Zip to write me this fic for ages and she definitely didn't disappoint. Glimpses of some of our favorite SG-1 characters and even a tiny SGU cameo. #2 is now part of my personal Bill Lee canon-in-my-head.

2) That's when we fell in love, but not the first time by [ profile] supplyship. S/J, action/adventure, rated PG. Something's gone wrong at Stargate Command, and our favorite heroes are busy doing what they always do, no matter what. A lovely moment with some S/J touchstones that feel familiar-but-new in the very best way.

(And hey, while I'm here: a super-secret message to [ profile] a_loquita and [ profile] ziparumpazoo, who for some reason will still beta my fic even though I resolutely ignore their attempts to delete these Very Important punctuation marks from my sentences. Ode to the Semicolon! See, I'm not the only crazy one. *g*)


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