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I put my second Stargate story up on AOOO...


...soon to be joined by a third set of Tiny Tales, for a total of 31 ficlets in all. Sooo clooose to finishing! But I have to come up with two more tales! I want to write a ficlet about Daniel Jackson's parents and grandfather and how their being idiots who shouldn't have been trusted with raising a child helped form his character (oh, come on! this is not a reach! Daniel is totally screwed up in delightful ways!), but it's not coming.

Ooh, while I was typing that, I suddenly had an idea to write it from Vala's perspective. She's a fresh viewpoint, with luck, that should yield results.

Not to change the subject, but I used to think the funniest thing that could come out of the Stargate program going public would be John Sheppard giving an interview to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, but no longer! Much funnier would be John Sheppard being interviewed by Craig Ferguson. I could see poor John being a bit flummoxed about Goeff, the robotic foul-mouthed skeleton who acts as Craig's Ed McMahon. I can see John sort of waving his hand over his head, trying to find the words to ask Dude, I get the suit and the glowing eyes, but what's with the metal mohawk?, prompting Craig into doing five minutes on John's cowlicks. Thanks to Tivo, I've gotten addicted to The Late, Late Show since watching the Matt Smith episode. The show is just so freakishly odd. I've never seen a talk show quite like it, not even on the outer-reaches of cable, and it's on CBS.
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The evil bastards known as propworx2 on eBay are at it again, selling off our hopes and dreams, aka "Stargate crap". Wouldn't have found out about this latest sell-off except that David Hewlett bitched about them auctioning off his chair back on Twitter, as he'd wanted to take the chair with him when he left the show. AND THEY WOULD NOT LET HIM. ::shakes head sadly::

So here is the thing, they're auctioning off a simple, blocky silver cross on a silver chain that is supposedly Vegas-AU-John's necklace. I can't seem to find any pix with the character wearing this necklace and the DVDs are in storage, so I can't pull those out to check the episode! Soes anybody remember this necklace? It's already going for over $200.00:


If the link doesn't take you there, try doing a search for Stargate Atlantis Sheppard Hero Vegas Necklace on eBay, but be warned, it'll be gone if you look for it four days from now!

In retrospect, I'm surprised all John got was a "Kirk" accusation or two from Rodney. I would have expected a few "Buffy"s as well, considering his propensity for offing space-vampires. And wearing silver crosses around his neck, at least in the AU. Woulda been cool if one of the biologists had discovered that Wraith could be poisoned by garlic. All they'd have had to do was open a few pizza parlors around Pegasus, and everyone would have been saved!
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I have achieved my first work on Archive of Our Own, Ten Tiny Tales (SGA):


It wasn't at all hard to post there, but I did have to make liberal use of the preview button to tweak it over & over. As soon as I'm allowed to by the rules of [community profile] sga_flashfic, Ten Tiny Tales Redux will follow. I'm also working on the next and last in my trilogy of SGA character-study ficlets, Ten Tiny Tales the Third (must figure out a better title.)

I hope to eventually get all of my B7 stuff on there, first time on the internet for those! I've decided to re-edit them into modern-day readability before posting rather than honoring the tropes of yesteryear. No more "the Delta thief", "the curly-haired pilot", "the blonde pilot", or "the curly-haired rebel", over and over. HEY, I know it sounds awful but I swear, it was very common and completely accepted to use fannishly-set descriptive epithets like that for characters back then!

*Surely I cannot be the only fan who always thinks of a wolf howling when I see AOOO? A very small, cartoon wolf!
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I wrote a follow up to Ten Tiny Tales called Ten Tiny Tales Redux and posted it to the SGA_flashfic community! \BWEE!/

One more fic to go and I'll have my own little trilogy of weird SGA fic.
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In the past few days, I've doubled the size of an SGA story I've been working on since forever, filling in with actual prose all the bits that were once mere outline! I'm up to page 20! I have so much work to do, but I can't seem to tear myself away from the computer for more than eating and sleeping.

This is very unexpected. Ill-timed, too, but I don't care. I'm glad I'm writing.

Verb tenses are making me crazy, though. I need to stop fussing over them and changing them back & forth and just write, and tidy up later. I have to go to Connecticut tomorrow, I wish I had a laptop so I could continue writing in the car.


Dec. 1st, 2010 10:19 am
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Dammit, if I'd known there was going to be an Amnesty 2010 Challenge on the [community profile] sga_flashfic community, I'd have posted Ten Tiny Tales there, first! I'd have amused myself by going through the tags and picking a different challenge that applied to each Tale. Well, I guess I can still do that part:

1: challenge: animal vegetable or mineral
2: challenge: gods and monsters
3: challenge: skeevy ancients or challenge: ancient history
4: challenge: not happening
5: challenge: must be dreaming
6: challenge: animal vegetable or mineral
7: challenge: continuing education or challenge: secret superpower
8: challenge: secret superpower
9: challenge: folklore
10: challenge: culture clash or challenge: family or challenge: backstory
Bonus: challenge: crossing or challenge: villains

Okay, that wasn't quite as easy as I thought it would be!
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Edited to correct a few mistakes that were driving me crazy.

Hello, all; I hope you had a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving Day (assuming you are in the USA; if you are not, I still hope you had a great day.)

The other day, [personal profile] runpunkrun posted a wonderful crossover snippet (Sherlock/SGA) on her LJ, in which Sherlock is frustrated by Sheppard's secret. In it, she has Sherlock observing, "Hates being in a position of authority. Hates not being in a position of authority." And I thought to myself, Ooh, I've heard that somewhere before, I have.

So I opened up a Word document that held a little over two pages of snippets and quotes and plot bunnies and observations and ideas for SGA stories that I've been adding to (but not writing, never writing) for some six or seven years, since SGA's pilot, and I saw that I had once made a vaguely similar observation comparing Sheppard and O'Neill.

For some reason this cheered me up considerably (great minds think alike!) and I sat down, and for the past couple of days I’ve been working on molding all the crap on those two-ish pages into a semi-coherent sort-of story. And now I find that for once, I actually like something I have written! So I present to you, the six or eight of you guys left on my flist who still love Stargate, Ten Tiny Tales from my Own Personal Stargate-verse Fanon.

Speshul tip of the hat to [personal profile] runpunkrun, whose wonderful work sparked my interest in writing again. Please keep writing. Also to [personal profile] lavvyan, whose birthday was just the other day. Happy B-day, sorry I missed it! Also to [profile] miss_porcupine, who once wrote in a story, "You join the Marines if you want to fight, you join the Navy to get away, and you join the Army if you want a job – but you join the Air Force if you want to fly." That’s from memory and I can’t find the story it’s from, but I’ll paste a link if somebody else recognizes it.

Ten Tiny Tales )

This whole thing was unbeta’d, so if you catch an error or want to offer any con-crit whatsoever, or even an idea for a better title, it would be much appreciated. I’m particularly concerned about the order of the chapters – if you see how it might flow better, drop me a line, and thanks.
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I'm removing all the "I write like" links because the people who put up the meme quiz are uber-dodgey creeps.

A (somewhat violent) paragraph from a Eureka/SGA crossover I've been writing:

"I WRITE LIKE Dan Brown"

Please to be shooting me in the head now.

Another excerpt: the opening paragraph from a Due South story I wrote about 10 years ago.

"I WRITE LIKE Chuck Palahniuk"

Say what? WTF is the criteria for this? IT'S A FUCKING WHIMSICAL STORY, PEOPLE!

This is the opening to the SGA story I'm (supposed to be) writing for Lavvyan, as I promised to finish it:

"I WRITE LIKE Douglas Adams"

THIRD TIME LUCKY! That's the guy I want to write like. I really should finish this story. (Actually? Now that I think of it, I've always wanted to write like a cross between James Thurber and Jean Shepherd, which would be humourous but a bit less flip than Adams.)

Another Due South story (The Third Woman, heavily based on the Graham Greene novel, The Third Man) got Stephen King for the first two random paragraphs I plugged in, then Arthur Conan Doyle for the next two, then back to King. I would not have thought King or Doyle had Greene's style, but there you go. Okay, after plugging in excerpts from a dozen of my stories, it looks like King is the winner a little over half the time.

Update on the computer woe situation: I've lost my emails from the middle of April to current and I realized that I had ripped about fifty CDs into my iTunes library but hadn't backed them up, so I'll be ripping those CDs all over again. But these are minor cavils! The printer is back online, The Bat! was downloaded and registered w/o a problem, and as soon as I defragment the computer, I'll be re-loading the back up files I made in mid-April. It's really not that bad, I haven't lost all that much. It's just... worky. Getting the file folders to do what I want and look right, making the desktop fonts the right size and colors, massaging the Word "normal" template into what I want it to be. I still have to download iTunes software and change the HP mouse over to my wireless mouse.

Thank god for Revo Uninstaller -- I've run a dozen software downloads and half of them like to sneak in their own toolbars or other crap add-ins that I don't want or need. AOL is very pushy, too, as it tries to remain au courant in a world that is no longer interested. Why it thinks changing my homepage without permission to the "free AOL" front page is going to intrigue me enough to use its services, I don't know. And if you hate, hate, hate Windows Search 4.0 as much as I do, an annoying search-your-desktop-and-files software that just came through in that last service pack, you can get rid of it easily using Revo.
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[personal profile] chkc drew this adorable chibi for my drabbles! See her other Team War drabble-illos here!

My drabbles grew out of this Foster's Bakery drabble by [personal profile] almostnever here! Which you sort of need to read first.

Drabble #1:

Rodney's not taking John's oh-so-arbitrary ruling lying down. "How can sugar be too coarse?! Sugar goes melty!"

John turns his back on Rodney, partly to attend to his racks but mostly to hide his rolling eyes, but Jeannie sees. "If you weren’t sleeping with John, he’d agree with me!"

"I didn't say they had to be good! Just that you could make them!"

Jeannie makes a sound like a whoopee cushion.


John turns with fresh (vegan) brownies in his hands. Maybe stuffing their faces with chocolately goodness will shut them up.

Drabble #2

John can't believe he's been coerced into making facial scrub sugar cookies but, once united in purpose, the McKay siblings are irresistible. He’d scaled back the recipe as Jeannie declared it unfair to mask the mixture in legitimate baking ingredients. Adding flour, baking powder, and a tablespoon of egg had resulted in a gritty ball of grayish dough, which yielded four unappetizing cookies.

"Yum!" Rodney smacked his lips at Jeannie, who narrowed her eyes, then pointed at the cookies cooling in the rack.

On John’s dubious look, Rodney took a cookie and bit into it gingerly. "Not terrible!" he declared.

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