DW ate this the first time, so let's try again, this time the lazy way with just links to AO3.
Neither of these are really new; one is my Yuletide effort and the other was meant to post on Christmas but only put up on New Year's. Neither are exactly long either.
Vale of Fhidhen
Betas: mab_browne, springwoof and murron
Warnings: major character death, animal death
Summary: Somewhere ahead, there is a gate. There always is. All that matters is closing it. Nothing can get in the way of that, not for Morgaine, and not for Nhi Vanye i Chya.
Horrid, horrid summary for a story I rather like, mostly because I got to play with 'what happened next' and set it after Exile's Gate, but also because I really came to the conclusion Cherryh's style and attitude has influenced my own more than almost anyone else.
I'd like to say the Green Sea story is more upbeat and it is, compared, but it's still on the melancholy side. It's been quite a while since I wrote anything cracked out and funny.
Flotsam and Jetsam, a Green Sea 'verse Story
Betas: murron anderetria
Warnings: off screen orginal character death, drowning
Summary: She picks up the pieces, burns up the past, and finds something new washed up on the shore of her life.
Going back and writing SGA after so long was not easy and I don't think I could have done it if Green Sea wasn't very close to being original work - I ended up writing about an original character after all. But I love this particular alternate universe very, very much and that came to my rescue.
No New Year's resolutions for me, but I am going to try to write more. I have the ideas, I have the electronic toys, and I just need to find the time, concentrate and buckle down. Possibly I'll sign up for some challenges. They make me cray cray, but they make me write.
Belated Happy New Year to everyone!
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Happy holidays and all that good feelings stuff. There was supposed to be a Green Sea story for today, but I picked up a case of Christmas crud, so it's not quite finished and definitely not beta-ed, so I'll put it up for New Year's instead.
Also, most importantly:
Happy Birthday, eretria!</user>
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|beta for a gtt coda?
I know everyone is busy with Yuletide and secret santa stories and all the other exchanges I wimped out of this year, but does anyone have time to beta about ten thousand words of coda fic to Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves?
Edit: Got me a
sucker volunteer, thank you very much. Love my dwircle/flist, I do.
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I wrote this up not too long after seeing Inception, while I was flailing around trying to figure out what to write next after the Big Bang. Much as I still like it, I know I'm not going to write it. I've already set it aside long enough there's no burning desire to write it.
Anyone that wants to take it and run with it, change it, chop it apart and rebuild it as a better hotrod version, it's all yours.
( Atlantis Is a Dream, It Doesn't Need to Make Sense )
Ugh, new and different headache can go back wherever it came from and take the icepick with it.
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|McShep Match story
|The Heavy - How Do You Like Me Now?|
|big bang, fic, mcshep, sga|
McShep Match's Masterlist is out, so it's time to mention that I participated for the first year this time.
Since I signed up for Team Play, I tried to avoid my usual mega dose of angst (though it's there, if you shine an ultra violet light on it), and wrote:
I believe one person guessed I wrote it, but then changed her mind.
The Atlantis Big Bang has been beta-ed at this point by four different people. I think I'll let it sit a day and read it through. It's running about 165,685 words. It's definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but I think it works. From the preliminary sketches the artists involved have shared with me, I can say I think the art will be spectacular.
Meanwhile, I wish more people were writing for the sga_kinkmeme. There are some great prompts over there. Also some great fills already too.
Come on, make a burnt-out fan writer happy. Write some kink.
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Anyone want to read about five thousand words of SGA and tell me what's wrong with it? It started really nicely, then slowed down, then I had the day of rage in which I didn't write, and today it kind seems dead in the water, even though it only really needs some end scenes.
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Jeez. Despite today being the day of inane and aggravating interruptions, I got to the end of the story, so there's nothing but the epilogue left. It doesn't need the epilogue, that's just to satisfy my delight in outsider povs and show 'see? it all worked out right'.
Please, oh Muses, do not let my betas tell me it needs MOAR of anything. I swear to spill ink on your altar each Friday. Good India ink.
Now, to go back and add the bit that fixes the smash cut transition so the readers don't get whiplash or to power through the epilogue?
No, you know what?
I'm going to fix a cold drink and do a Die Hard marathon. What I need is a break with explosions. Then I'll write the epilogue when the only thing interrupting me is the dog barking.
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|Tomorrow I'm putting this story down!
|Ennio Morricone - Despair - John Carpenter's The Thing soundtrack|
|big bang, progress, sga, writing|
Between yesterday night and tonight, I've hammered out 7523 words of awkward declarations of 'come be another species with me', put Lorne through the wringer, and loosed my terrible butterfly on the ship. All that's left is killing a couple of characters and destroying all hope for the rest of the crew, plus an epilogue. I also did something awful to Zelenka, which is probably against SGA fandom rules, but at least he doesn't need to breathe now.
Atlantis Big Bang
It's going to tip over 160,000 when it's done. Especially since I just remembered there's stuff I need to go back and add. Ack. Tomorrow, though. First draft. Shitty or not, it will be done.
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They've been up for a while now, but I've posted them backdated here too.
So. I don't know where the tentacle fic came from. Too many Simpsons episodes perhaps.
Sex Squids of Atlantis!
Wash Me Down
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|Atlantis Big Bang progress
|Placebo - Infra-red|
|big bang, sga, writing|
Overachiever, much? I've probably got about 55,000 to go before it's finished, very rough estimate. It is actually getting easier in some ways at this point. Options narrow down as I write, as long as I'm consistent to what what's already established. Really great stories (not necessarily this one) are like black holes, everything falls into that one point of ultimate gravity. You read or watch and when it's done, all you can think is that given those situations and actions, that ending was the only way it could have happened.This entry was originally posted at http://auburn.dreamwidth.org/259360.html. where there are comments. Comments are enabled on all cross posted journals.
|Fic: Hot Potato :: SGA :: Complete
|fic, gen, humor, sga|
Title: Hot Potato
Length: 16787 words
Author Notes: Originally published in Brotherhood #7
Summary: A day in the life of John Sheppard and Rodney McKay, babysitters.
DW, complete: here
AO3, complete: Hot Potato
Allusions, my site, complete: Hot Potato
Wraithbait, complete: Hot Potato
A Stargate: Atlantis gen zine — Jumper Three — will premier this Memorial Day weekend at the MediaWest Convention. You can pre-order it for pick-up or have it mailed to you.
Yours truly has a fine example of my cracked out sense of humor included, a fun bit of the McKay and Sheppard Show written this past October just for this zine.
All the details you need (like else wrote the stories, summaries, how much it costs, how to pre-order) are here:
( Link behind cut: LJ readers should be aware that even mousing over a link will send their information to LJ's outside clients. There is speculation that ordering something there after while logged into LJ may link the online LJ identity to their real life identities on a database. )
Yes, putting links behind a cut every time I post or cross post to LJ may be paranoid and will definitely be a pain. It isn't the greed that gets me. We all know corporations are about squeezing the last drop of bloody profit from anything they can. It's the assault on the LJ users' privacy.
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And I'm curious.
I'll very likely go ahead and write the one I've been intending to from the beginning, but I do want to gauge the potential interest.
Go ahead and ask me to expand on any of these and I will tell you all
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This was supposed to be a timestamp snippet for aella_irene. It got away from me to the tune of over five thousand words. As these things do. Not beta-ed, no real plot, just lots of things blowing up.
Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves 'verse
Gen Plot with Mixed Het and Slash Elements
( So glad you could make it )
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aella_irene, dragos, I haven't forgotten you. The snippets just keep getting longer and longer. Yours are going to kind of break the spirit of 'snippet'. Hi, I'm Auburn. In person, you may mistake me for a mute. Give me a keyboard and I can't shut up.
For chloe_tambell, The Same River Twice, post-The Water Grinds the Stone, 1640 words.
For sian1359, Yoshino, after Sam takes over command of Atlantis, 467 words.
For queenbarwench, Five years after they reach Jom, Seven Walls 'verse, 1661 words.
For winter_elf, Jack and Daniel in the Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves 'verse, 816 words.
For anonymous, The immediate aftermath of Kettering and Sheppard's abduction at the SGC and the reason no one knows about Sheppard (Gypses, Tramps, and Thieves 'verse), 703 words.
For gblvr, Three months after the conclusion of Three Fates, 506 words.
For aurora, Seven months after the conclusion of Wrapped in a Red Ribbon, 659 words.
For murron, How John ended up with Rodney's sweater in Apres Moi, Le Deluge, 336 words. (And,murron , that isn't really a timestamp. But I'm easy and wrote it anyway.)
For schneefink, Ronon's first Wandering, pre-The True Story of When They Went A-Wandering, 223 words.
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Meant to post this here too, and then couldn't log in the night question and forgot.
It's over here:
Title: Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves
Author: auburn on DW
Genre: Gen plot with het and slash elements [m/m, f/f, m/f].
Category: AU, Action Adventure, Drama, Crossover.
Characters: Vala Mal Doran, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Samantha Carter, Teyla Emmagan, Janet Frasier, Lindsay Novak, Radek Zelenka, Ronon Dex, Melena Dex, Miko Kusanagi, Eugene Bates, Carson Beckett, Kanaan, Halling, Jack O'Neill, Elizabeth Weir, Aiden Ford, Acastus Kolya, Kell, Ladon Radim, Brendan Gall, Qetesh, Ba'al, numerous Supporting and Original Characters.
Warnings: graphic violence, references to slavery, references to nonconsensual sex, torture.
Notes: Written between 2009 and 2010, posted serially on Dreamwidth: Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves.
Betas: dossier, mirabile_dictu, sian, lex, and mecurtin in various combinations for different parts.
Summary: Vala Mal Doran and her partners, renegades Jehan abd-Ba'al and Meredith McKay, hijack the Tau'ri ship Prometheus and leave the Milky Way behind in search of the Lost City of the Ancients, Atlantis.
Complete html file here:
Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves
(The comment link on the file will take you to the DW entry, but the back button will bring you here, and there's always email. Or you can lurk; silence is golden.)
Embrace the randomness!
Thing 1: Well, it's a good thing I already established that Teyla likes women or this latest turn of events wouldn't make a lick of sense. This story continues to confound me. Though this development is the sort where I think 'I wish the show had gone there'. Because on a completely cynical note, you know TPTB think guys are science fiction tv's only viewers and most guys would tune in for a girl on girl seduction scene. Even if Wright and Mallozi are sort of stupid douches, they wouldn't have cancelled SGA if the ratings had been high, no matter what they were smoking when they thought up SGpeeeU.
Thing 2: I know I had some parchment paper somewhere, but I can't find it and it's irritating. As soon as I buy more, the old paper will show up.
Thing 3: There is no 3, because I think prime numbers are very hostile. (I memorized my multiplication tables by imagining all the numbers had personalities. 5s are all sluts, btw.)
Thing 4: Look at that icon. Isn't Original Uhura gorgeous?
Thing 5: The reason for this post, to the extent there is a reason. I've got a paid account, I can do polls. I have this feeling that I don't see or identify hair colors on TV and in movies the way most people are. I keep reading stuff and going, bwuh? Blond, you're really calling that blond? The funny thing is I don't have this reaction to other color descriptions. Maybe it's just I'm very picky about color because I always think about how I'd mix up a paint to get that color and want to describe in those terms.
Thing 6: I love writing fanfic. Because when I write fanfic I am freed from even the shadow of a ghost of wondering whether what I'm doing is commercial. I'm doing it for me, not for even a potential (dream) sale. There's no worry over whether its publishable or anything but pleasing myself. I love the short cuts it offers me. I love the way what I'm doing is a reflection and a meditation on the original material and all the other fanfic on it.
Thing 7: Dear Dog, but it's a mistake to watch some movies years after they were made. You may have loved them then, but now you realize that the dialogue is more hackneyed than a cab and the actors are talking like they have all of New Joisey wedged in their mouths and those side burns could double as bell bottoms.
Thing 8: I wanna tranquilizer gun. Or a raygun. Or that chocolate wifey mentioned. Speaking of wifey, the last tea you sent me is very WTF? Red, red, red. I expected the cat to try to take it away from me.
Thing 9: 1780 words today. Not bad. I might manage another five hundred or so if I can get past obsessing over Sora's hair.This entry was originally posted at http://auburn.dreamwidth.org/245612.html. where there are comments. Comments are enabled on all cross posted journals.
|Le sigh, Day 23: Joao Cabral De Melo Neto
|Solitary Man - Johnny Cash|
|gt&t, peddm, poetry, sga, writing|
If any of you think John Sheppard canon version is irritatingly emotionally repressed and difficult to write, you should take a stab at Jehan abd-Ba'al. I thought I'd indulge myself by writing the big reveal scene out of sequence. Except he won't reveal anything. Mutes and mimes are both loquacious compared Jehan. He just wants to glare at Sam. Or curse in Goa'uld. Which makes me want to curse in frustration. He won't talk when he's mad, he won't talk when he's afraid, he won't even talk when he's happy! Bastard. I'd like to wring that pretty, fictional neck.
On a more pleasant note, re writing the epic au of doom, some of the scenes I'd outlined as separate are collapsing into each other.
And my feet are warm. Still loving my boots to a really unhealthy degree, and telling everyone, to the point they're starting to tell me, if you like them that much you should go buy an identical pair while the style's still available. Which I probably should. Because they have cured my heel pain, too. Maybe if I get all the bills paid next month and have anything left over.
Apropos only of reading some Reboot fic and the common trope of McCoy calling Spock a green-blood hobgoblin, wouldn't Vulcan blood be blue if it's a using copper-based hemacyanin? (Or haemocyanin, if you prefer non US English spellings.) Also, it wouldn't it have been madly neat if the Wraith in SGA had had blue blood instead of red, considering they were supposed to be part alien arthropod-equivalent? Beckett could have discovered it and then there would have been more media meta with Sheppard saying, 'Oh, like Spock in Star Trek?' and Rodney bringing up the whole copper-based oxygen transport should have been blue issue. Unless Vulcans were really plants and were photosynthetic and had chlorophyll in the blood. Or at least a magnesium-based blood equivalent.
Here, have a poem:
( The Emptiness of Man )
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|Question about Atlantis [SGA]
Anyone got any ideas about how many floors there are in the central control tower?
Or, for that matter, how many floors below the gate room the ZPM and Control Chair chambers are. (Heck, do you even believe, as I do, that they're deep below the surface/sea level of the city?)
Guesses and speculation also welcome.
I've poked around the internets, but SGA doesn't seem to have spawned the sort of diagrams and blueprints that Star Trek did. Which is a crying shame. I love house plans and all that kind of stuff. I like being able to pick out the captain's quarters and would love seeing where Rodney's lab was and so forth.
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The newest part of Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves is posted on my Dreamwidth journal (all in one go!):
GT&T Part Five.
Beware the cliffhanger of authorial evil!
Still no new words on anything.
Progress on stuff I can do with the graphics tablet though. I spent the weekend watching football and fooling with this.
( Pen and Ink style work for Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves )
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|Yip yip yippee! with added rec
sga_santa is posting!
There's a 33,000 word McKay/Keller story.
Even though I know it will make me unhappy, you know I'm going to read it.
ETA: I did read it and liked it. There's nice science fiction/horror movie premise, enough plot and action to satisfy me, and very well-done treatment of Rodney and Jennifer's canon relationship, Rodney's canon friendship with John, and the consequences of how the team changed over five years. This is probably the first Jennifer Keller with Rodney McKay that I've liked. Can't put my finger on how she's different than other versions, except that -- okay, this Jennifer isn't trying the manage and reshape Rodney. Maybe that isn't so canon-like -- it's better. As for John, well, you're left feeling rather as I imagine Teyla often does: torn between cuddling him and giving him a good thwap to the back of the head. Then going and finding whoever screwed him up so wonderfully and beating them with sticks for a while.
I recommend this fic to anyone, even McKay/Sheppard 'shippers, who doesn't have an automatic allergic reaction to the het pairing. I think gen readers would enjoy it as well. Rated for sex, it would be completely PG.
Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Also, this: Wordtwist is really, really bad for productivity. And very frustrating because it accepts the weirdest non-words ever and then won't recognize blivet!
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