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Title: The Sky is Falling
Word count: ~3,800
Rating: G
For aella_irene, in the apocalyptothon, who requested: SG1, Mitchell & Carter, Europe
Thank you to rydra_wong for alpha and beta help from start to finish.

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“There are human beings scattered throughout the galaxy, Cameron, and you’re acting like this is an extinction level event when it’s really more like a power outage at the moment.”Collapse )
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From:winterfish
Date:June 6th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
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Here via surreallis. Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading this. I love how you see Sam and Cam's interaction. How at first it's Cam who needs the reassurance from Sam's experience of world ending crises, and at the end it's Sam needing Cam's reassurance.

And I now have fixed in my mind an image of Cam sitting backwards on a child sized chair watching while Sam sits perched on her own child sized chair plotting circles of destruction on a school room map. Very cool story!
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From:_minxy_
Date:June 6th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. The turnabout of who needs comfort when was very important to me, I'm thrilled you picked that out; I wanted them to mourn in their own time and way, but be there for each other regardless of the timing being off. Actually, I think it's more equable that only one of them is really hurting at a time, it's like taking watch.

Heh. Little chairs. Because they have resources, but they aren't the ideal ones. Cam would totally sit backwards, wouldn't he?
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From:sugargroupie
Date:June 8th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC)
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Finally got around to reading this, and wow. I've noticed in several of your stories that you're very meticulous when it comes to weaving the details throughout the characterization to push along the story. And I also love when Sam challenges Cam, "Are you giving up on me?" As if to say, buck up fly boy, and he stepped up, mirroring their interaction on the show as being on equal footing. Very nice job.
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From:_minxy_
Date:June 8th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, and I hope the details and the characterization goes together smoothly, I'd hate for you to be aware of exposition while you were reading.

I liked Sam's anger and I liked that she took it out on Cam and challenged him and that he did handle it and sometimes fight back just a little bit (possibly a little harshly if he was drunk) because it's hard to see other people dealing with a situation you aren't ready to address yet, and them heading in the same direction but getting there at different speeds was interesting to me.

I'm glad you liked it.
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From:ana_grrl
Date:June 11th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
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There are a couple of things I particularly like about this (beyond the characterization and the theme, which, of course, I love). I like that we don't know exactly what happened and that there's ambiguity about who/where the attack came from. I like that this might be something that humans (from Earth) have done, rather than a threat from outside. I also enjoy that their life is kind of idyllic in some ways, even as they have no idea of is happening beyond the rolling hills.

yay! apocafic!
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From:_minxy_
Date:June 11th, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
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I? Love this read. I never even though... well, nevermind. I did work out all the who, why, where backstory to a degree, but I'll credit RW with telling me that less is more and once I started explaining I'd need to explain all of it, including how plot holes weren't... and it's so mcuh stronger for not explaining, I have to say. She was really, really right. I think it contributed to the characterization, too, because it's got to be killing Sam to have all this comfort and not know what the big picture was.

Plus I liked that she wouldn't re-explain something that Cam already knew or witnessed.

Thanks for reading, and for picking out the bits that you did, they were some of my favorite bits.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 11th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)

The Sky is Falling

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Loved it! Any chance this is a WIP?? Has great possibilities!

sgkeb
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From:_minxy_
Date:June 12th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)

Re: The Sky is Falling

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LOL, you're so sweet. I have only one WIP as a continuation of a fic that I've ever written and it's the bane of my existance trying to write that story, so alas, no, I have no plans to continue this. I'm so glad you liked it enough to be curious about further developments, though!
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From:quenderra
Date:May 8th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
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Lovely! I would expound, but I do believe the others beat me to it.

Thanks for sharing--you did a wonderful job.
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