mrspollifax: (fringe)
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)
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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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.

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