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vala act your age

Remix fic posting!

Title: Without Fear of Wind or Vertigo (the Joker’s Wild remix)
Author: _minxy_
Remix of: Jester’s Silence by holdouttrout in the gateverse_remix
Spoilers for: SG-1 series finale "Unending"
Pairing/warnings: None. Teal'c and Vala friendship.
Word count: ~6,800
Beta thanks: go to rydra_wong.
Author’s note: The title is from Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler.

i say this because i feel you down here with me,
this thing i have for you, it is as noble
as being wronged from birth, is as fierce
as a fight for something impossible
that i know you understand.
wait. i will. it is like sleeping,
how it keeps you still
and fills your head with pictures.

(from “Dive” by Michelle Tea)

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Bra'tac is awesome

author's commentary on the Bra'tac story 'The God of Poets (etc)'

I've been meaning to post this for a while, and a technical difficulty this morning has me waiting an hour or so for data I should already have in hand. Thus, therefore, as a result: rather than continue to comment all over the three of you posting this morning, I shall post myself.

Title: The God of Poets Has Two Hands -- Author's Commentary
Fandom: Stargate SG-1, spoilers for S10, Line in the Sand
Warnings: Navel-gazing, patting of self on shoulder.
Word count: nearly twice the original story's count (~5,000 words now)
Authors Note: great thanks, as always, to rydra_wong for discussion and beta. Thanks also to synecdochic and paian for discussions and encouragement.
Prompt: the burdens of leadership - [I talk] about a strong, demanding love. And I have seen too much hate. (MLK Jr)
Story without the authorial intent inserted into it may be found here: The story at Choc_Fic.

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vala act your age

screw this, I'm taking a bath

So Foothold was on the rerun circuit tonight. Foothold has always been one of my favorite episodes, not just because it starts so plausibly and just gets creepier and creepier (Foothold, AKA the one where giant cockroaches take over the SGC in an homage to Invasion of the Bodysnatchers.) I actually really dig this episode because the team, mostly being a rather kick-ass duo of Sam and Teal'c, are smart enough to trust each other implicitly when reasonable, and blow each other away if necessary (fortunately, that little incident was actually shooting an alien *impersonating* Colonel O'Neill, because actually offing your superior officer is probably just as against the regs as boffing your superior officer.)

Not to mention that some of my favorite recurring guest characters are in this one, and Major Davis's levels of snark ("Are you sure that's a GOOD IDEA, COLONEL???") are unmatched, and Maybourne is fabulously self-serving as always.

Let's face it, though, Sam is awesome in that episode: she's rational and logical and trusting and capable and always thinking. And she almost single-handedly saved the day. I think you might learn all the canon you really need to know about Sam in this episode. Plus, she and Teal'c are adorable.

This is not to take away from Teal'c's contributions, of course, because he figured out the whole thing, got the response started by waking Carter and providing a leather jacket, then sent her off to deal with politicians while he voluntarily stayed behind to kick-ass, get knocked out twice, and tortured in a fit of self-sacrific and biceps. Now, we know from season 9 Teal'c's feelings on politics, and it took until, what, season 10? For him to express fatigue about the whole torture thing, so I think what we can conclude here is that Teal'c is wicked smart, and felt like he'd arranged things quite satisfactorily.

Actually, though, I'm posting to remind you that abyssinia4077 is currently hosting a commentficathon in her LJ with a prodigious list of prompts available here. I wrote! I did! Here, have a header:

Title: The Darkness Around Us Is Deep
Prompt: Teal'c/Cameron, burn
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: S9 or 10, nothing specific
Category: PWP, commentfic

You might also head over and read rigel_7's Sam and Teal'c apocamoment, holdouttrout's almost OT3 between Jack and Sam and Teal'c, or surrealis's beautiful friendship moment between Daniel and Sam post-Forever In A Day (Who was asking for that recently? Was it Princess of G?). abyssinia4077 herself wrote an amazing backstory for Jolinar and Qetesh. And all in a comment or less, my people.
Teal'c and Ryac

Fic post: The God of Poets Has Two Hands [SG-1, Teal'c, Bra'tac, Thilana]

The cross-post link to the choc_fic entry:

Title: The God of Poets Has Two Hands
Fandom: Stargate SG-1, spoilers for S10, Line in the Sand
Warnings: None (gen)
Word count: 2,300
Authors Note: great thanks, as always, to rydra_wong for discussion and beta. Thanks also to synecdochic and paian for discussions and encouragement.
Prompt: the burdens of leadership - [I talk] about a strong, demanding love. And I have seen too much hate. (MLK Jr)
Summary: backstory, family, allies, heroics and fame. In 2,000 words.

“Warriors, of great renown,
Warriors walked the water road.
At the welcome of Thilana, open-handed,
On the threshold of the fire-throwers..."

(Let's face it, Bra'tac is incredibly awesome.)
(And an obliging protagonist, mostly.)
(Listen, shout out if you'd like to see a commentary on this. I'm still kind of in love.)
D reading is sexy

fanfic year in review, year 3

Year in Fanfic-- annual fic round-up meme.

I've been writing fanfic for three years now, apparently (last year's fic roundup is here, the year previous is here. That's quite something, folks. You'll find all of it under the fanfic tag, anything bigger than a commentfic in the sidebar at left, and in this post.

Written in 2006 (I didn't write as much as in former years, I suspect due to a lot of traveling, moving and starting a new job. Other than that, I have no excuse) also titled: my attempts at playing with structure, let me show you them.

[ETA: I completely forgot this fic, probably because it was finished before 2007 began, but the reveal for the 3_ships ficathon wasn't until after. I got some feedback on the story today, though, and rereading it, it's not that bad, really. Foodporn and threesomes, how can you go wrong, really? Syncope, Cam/Vala/Sam pre-ship, S10, worksafe, but you'll crave cranberry sauce. The real stuff.]

Take Your Coffee Black Jack and Daniel, S7 descension ficlet, worksafe.

Desert Made of Glass, Jack/Daniel, S10 (Line in the Sand), R rated, for raqs. Structure game #1.

Teyla/Kate commentfic for lilyayl, SGA, Teyla/Kate, possibly inappropriate vague references to phallically shaped vegetables, PG-13, S3ish.

Five Things Teal'c Learned in Fifty Years, but Will Never Speak Of. Teal'c (/Cameron/Sam), spoilers for the finale, S10 Unending, PG-13. Structure game 2 = Five Things fic.

All the Infections that the Sun Sucks Up. for the gateverse_remix (and dirty_diana). John, Jack, Sam and Rodney, spoilers for S5's Absolute Power, and the AU Diana ran with. Crossover with Atlantis. I felt obligated to give a lot of oblique warnings with this one. PG-13, worksafe.

...and DVD outtake of a Rodney/Martouf scene.

...and ETA: a commentfic for Rydra that I forgot about, same 'verse, Selmak ficlet, and Jacob and Martouf and Lantesh.

My first time playing in the Five Things community, and I fail at math: Three Memorable Trips to the Infirmary. It did get me writing, though I'm kind of stunned at the lack of Janet in those so far. I retain hope for the other two thingses to occur to me at some point.

And the one I just posted: Run for the reel_sg1 challenge, incorporating the themes of Run, Lola, Run. Teal'c and Daniel, S7's Avatar, PG-13. Structure 3 = cyclic.

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daniel and teal'c in awe

I reserve the right to recall this witness.

It's end of the year fic amnesty time, and although I have lost all sense of whether this is done or not, I'm posting. Because there's late for a ficathon deadline, and then there's absolutely bloody ridiculously late and continuing to delay posting for no particular reason. Sorry! *distracts you with story*

Title: Run
Author: Minx
Characters/Pairing: Teal’c and Daniel, friendship
Spoilers: S8, Avatar, playing loose and liberal with the details.
Wordcount: 6,000-ish
A/N: for the reel_sg1 challenge: incorporate the themes or plotlines of Run, Lola, Run into an SG-1 fanfiction story.
Betas: rydra_wong and sg1_fignewton, who have cheered and encouraged and are not to be blamed for the lateness of this story.
For: kellifer_fic, who has had the patience of a saint.


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vala act your age

There are people for whom pain is the primary migraine symptom. I am not those people.

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Anyway. I'm home and still having trouble reading my own notes to actually get anything accomplished work-wise, and thought I would maybe talk a little bit about the remix.

Because my remixee? She has paid me a very high compliment. Yes. She likes the remix enough to be inspired by it, meaning a sequel, or remix of a remix of a canon AU, or something that might just turn into one of those Great Fannish Discussions. This, combined with synedochic's new 'play in my sandbox' community fic_commons makes me think we might just manage a mutual admiration society here one day.

It occurs to me that I might not have ever posted the header here, so here you go for my remix:

Title: All the Infections that the Sun Sucks Up (the Waste Your Breath Remix) (gen or BOB, PG-13 rated)
Remix of: East of Eden by dirty_diana (Jack/Daniel, R rated)
Spoilers (both stories): Absolute Power AU, crossover with Atlantis
Warnings (remix): off-camera slash, off-camera character death, dark
Betas: The extraordinary rydra_wong and ivorygates.
A/N: remix title is from Shakespeare’s The Tempest (II, ii, 1-3): "All the infections that the sun sucks up/ From bogs, fens, flats, on Prosper fall, and make him/ By inch-meal a disease!" (Caliban)

Summary (both stories): There is only one story in the world.

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the end. I need to go lie down now *shivers*. Migraines are almost easier when they are too nasty to handle at all; this "almost functional" thing is kind of pissing me off.

ETA: on the upside, I've announced the last few stories on some community boards, and updated my sidebar and fic post. There's more under the fanfic tag, actually, since I don't tend to feel ficlets belong in the fanfic archive post.

ETA2: Ongoing discussion with rydra_wong has led to this Tok'ra based ficlet (Jacob, Selmak, Martouf and Lantesh. And Sam and Jolinar. Gen, worksafe)
T/S comfort

Well, at least it's Friday

I totally thought it was the finale tonight. But it's just as well I got through the edits on this as the remix is eating my brain. Although from the title to the summary line I'm having trouble avoiding spoilers. Man! I never realized how much I was asking for when I demanded you people not spoil me.

I recommend you also check out rowan_d's Signal Fire, which also has lovely Sam/Teal'c, with respect for past relationships as well. PG-13, and excellent Sam, as always with Rowan. Spoilers for the finale as well.

Title: Five Things Teal'c Learned Collapse ), but Will Never Speak of.
Wordcount: 2,300
Warnings/pairings: threesome, het
Rating: PG-13
Betas: rydra_wong and ivorygates, love and thanks to both of them.
Spoilers: Series finale (Unending.)

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Teyla backlit

Um. Huh, I didn't save that.

I shall sum up the pre-program crash post:

1. I've been recc'd! I've been complimented! I've randomly gotten several bits of feedback on stories from 2005 and I LOVE IT.

1a. Also, I get a huge, satisfying kick out of being associated with Jaffa stories. I also solemnly promise to finish beta edits on the Teal'c Unending tag by the time the actual finale airs in the US.

2. *snip* RL whinge and why you guys have great timing and sometimes I don't *snip*

3. Present for you! The femslash snippet I wrote for lilyayl, who was so brave as to delurk for the friending meme last week. The promise had been that I didn't have a witty anecdote, or know you from Eve to associate you with a pairing or some such, that I'd make it up to you with a ficlet, or a completely fabricated anecdote.

So I wrote lilyayl Teyla/Kate, in a comment fic, pre-femslash and PG rated. This marks my second fic evar in SGA, people, and the first to not feature an SG-1 POV character! Go me, broadening my horizons! Also, OMG this feels narcissistic. How do other people deal with characters who share their name; ever *written* them?

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D in the dark

Pretend it's Monday

Because then it would be raqs' birthday and I wouldn't be tardy. Of course, in my defense, I was road-tripping down the left coast and completely without internetz, which, we all know, is like a time void or something. It's totally a plausible defense.

So, anyway, for raqs, on the occasion of her birthday +24 hours.

Title: Desert Made of Glass
Setting: S10, pre-Line in the Sand
Rating: R
Pairing: Daniel/Jack, mostly
Word count: 2600
Beta help: Thanks to betas rydra_wong and synecdochic, who are allowed to still make adjustments since I posted without the official direction (but! raqs' birthday!)
A/N: For the extraordinary raqs, a present.


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