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Title: Without Fear of Wind or Vertigo (the Joker’s Wild remix)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] _minxy_
Remix of: Jester’s Silence by [livejournal.com profile] holdouttrout in the [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] 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)


The Tau’ri have a notion of circles in hell, Daniel told her about it once, and it had made very little sense; hell was not motion and geometry. )
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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 [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong for discussion and beta. Thanks also to [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic and [livejournal.com profile] 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.

Poet's author commentary, in which I talk about Beowulf, Arabic bards, the Tragedy of Bra'tac's Heroism, the impracticalities of segregating the castes too much and a different kind of feminism. All before lunch. )

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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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] rigel_7's Sam and Teal'c apocamoment, [livejournal.com profile] holdouttrout's almost OT3 between Jack and Sam and Teal'c, or [livejournal.com profile] 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?). [livejournal.com profile] abyssinia4077 herself wrote an amazing backstory for Jolinar and Qetesh. And all in a comment or less, my people.
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The cross-post link to the [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong for discussion and beta. Thanks also to [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic and [livejournal.com profile] 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.)
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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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] gateverse_remix (and [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] reel_sg1 challenge, incorporating the themes of Run, Lola, Run. Teal'c and Daniel, S7's Avatar, PG-13. Structure 3 = cyclic.

Don't Play With Your Structure, Young Lady )
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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 [livejournal.com profile] reel_sg1 challenge: incorporate the themes or plotlines of Run, Lola, Run into an SG-1 fanfiction story.
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong and [livejournal.com profile] sg1_fignewton, who have cheered and encouraged and are not to be blamed for the lateness of this story.
For: [livejournal.com profile] kellifer_fic, who has had the patience of a saint.

***

“There will not be a next time, Daniel Jackson,” Teal’c informed him through the radio. )
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skip for possibly TMI about my head )

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 [livejournal.com profile] synedochic's new 'play in my sandbox' community [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong and [livejournal.com profile] 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.

Paraphrased conversation with dirty_diana after the reveal: )

DVD outtake between Martouf and Rodney (later recast, despite some very fine acting, and Jossed, so.) )

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)
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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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 during the finale ), but Will Never Speak of.
Wordcount: 2,300
Warnings/pairings: threesome, het
Rating: PG-13
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong and [livejournal.com profile] ivorygates, love and thanks to both of them.
Spoilers: Series finale (Unending.)

Perhaps he was merely becoming an old man, like Bra’tac.  )
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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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] 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?

She was sure she was crossing a line )
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Because then it would be [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong and [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic, who are allowed to still make adjustments since I posted without the official direction (but! raqs' birthday!)
A/N: For the extraordinary [livejournal.com profile] raqs, a present.

~~~

Daniel woke up on Jack's side of the bed, with the sense of dislocation that a few weeks hadn't quite reassured away. )
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There is an extraordinary birthday being celebrated today. I don't often notice birthdays on my flist, because I work through a third party program that doesn't list such things for me, but this one caught my attention.

[livejournal.com profile] jenlev, you are one of the sweetest, funniest, most marvelous photographers of my acquaintance. I remain touched by your comments and presence, and still regret that we missed each other this year when I was traveling (too briefly, it seems) through your part of the world.

I looked through my WIP folder and dusted off a little Jack and Daniel ficlet for you to celebrate the day of your birth.

This needs a title so the title is now: Take Your Coffee Black
Characters: Jack and Daniel, S7,
Word count: 700
Rating: G, no warnings.
For: [livejournal.com profile] jenlev. Happy Birthday.

He drew a blank. )
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Title: Syncope
Rating: PG, interestingly.
Spoilers: general for S10, nothing specific.
Warnings: threesome, foodporn.
For: Jen, (=[livejournal.com profile] ladybug218) who requested Cameron/Vala/Sam, snowed in somewhere for the [livejournal.com profile] 3_ships ficathon.
Wordcount: 3750
A/N: Thanks (huge thanks) to betas [livejournal.com profile] elke_tanzer and [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic.


~~~

He could almost forget it was all alien, the way he could almost forget he was a Southern boy who should find snow alarming, not normal.  )

~~~
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It's hard to believe that I've been in fandom long enough to be writing fanfiction, and that I've been at that long enough to be writing my second annual fanfiction roundup, imaginatively titled:

What I wrote last year in Stargate 'verse: )

Oh fandom, you are so therapeutic.

Thanks for all the reading and nominations and feedback and congratulations and what not over the year, guys. It's been a big year, and you've been a big part of it. But if you could answer this question for me, I'd really appreciate it: Why is it that I write mostly Cameron, Teal'c and Sam in the last year, but have more icons of Daniel? Why is that? I mean, I have some Sam, some Teal'c, only *one* Cameron, but I have just oodles of Daniel icons. It makes my brain hurt. I need chocolate.
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Title: Penumbra
Pairing: Threesome, Sam/Daniel/Cam
Rating: NC-17
Wordcount: 4500
For: [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic in the Through the Gate Darkly Ficathon ([livejournal.com profile] dark_gate)
Prompt: The rest of SG-1 -- a little less stable than they might otherwise appear in canon -- pulling Cameron into their utterly fucked-up coping mechanisms: getting some of that shiny enthusiasm a little tarnished. Sam/Daniel/Cam with Sam and Daniel toying with Cam would be awesome.
A/N: Thanks to magically synergistic betas [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong and [livejournal.com profile] kellifer_fic.

***

Jackson was absorbed in making rubbings of symbols that had long ago given up the ghost, and Sam was mothering some scientific something or other; neither so much as looked up in response. )

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And it is decidedly possible that I rec before I feedback. Mea culpa, mea culpa.

[livejournal.com profile] troyswann's elegantly petulant and disappointed enemy, facing down an indominable Rodney and a posturing John. There is wittiness; you are warned. Sheppard and Violence, PG, and teh funny.

[livejournal.com profile] skooziepants, once apon a time, wrote a Very Smart SGA/Harry Potter crossover, in which everyone is at Hogwarts, but of different generations. Harry and co. are the elder, and John and Co. are the new gang of students tapped to save the world. Bagglevarger's Theory of Inversive Magic. Pre-slash, rate it PG-13 (worksafe). Longer read, completed in two parts, pre-slash.

Also from the annals of the 'fashionably late' recommendations: SGA fic by [livejournal.com profile] sprat, in which John looks death in the eye one too many times and outs himself, and Rodney is unexpectedly ticked off about it. It's really a nice little ficlet, and it has a great momentum. Long Way to Fall, probably an R rating for language and references to sex, but nothing really explicit.

[livejournal.com profile] holdouttrout wrote a great little Sam/Jack pre-ship apocafic called Year One. Both in character, nice emotional intelligence from Jack, practicality from Sam. Worksafe, rate it PG-13.

[livejournal.com profile] kuwdora, who may be keeping [livejournal.com profile] pegasus_b active single-handedly, wrote an unusual prose format Daniel/Rodney backstory, with great intimacy and angst, the way that only they can manage. Eureka, worksafe.

The beautiful, lovely and unspeakably talented [livejournal.com profile] raqs has posted a Jack/Daniel fic which is of the awesome. Climbing, AU, NC-17. I loved how first appearances deceive in this fic. I also love that raqs has quietly indicated that her head holds more backstory for these two, and that one day she might tell it to us.

[livejournal.com profile] janedavitt finished the eclipsed series and is now available to write ficlets (like this one yay!) in that verse, yay! Her boys in this final installment remain admirably themselves while simultanteously being too damn tired to avoid the truth any longer. Stupid boys, letting it come to that. Eclipsed, part 10/10, R rated, maybe, but the whole series is NC-17.

In other news, am home now, having made progress on the [livejournal.com profile] dark_gate fic! For those who are interested, it took me 6 bloody (not literally) pages to work up to the smut. Good gracious. Also, am beta-ing. *is proud* Has the slump been broken? Has the muse been dragged back to work, kicking and screaming? We'll know once the betas have their say. Stay tuned for breaking news.

Also, I posted a fic! Granted, it was before I left, but still. In case you missed it, it's here: Footsoldiers on Uneven Ground. Because I'm reccing my own fic, I shall be all cryptic and not tell you what an unusual protagonist I have, or that I created an OC, or that it's the first (and probably only) time this pairing has ever been written, and that it's pretty much a PG story. But that's my perogative as a reccer, so there.

However! There's been a nice little response to this fic (more than I expected, frankly) and Sal said she'd like to see more of Mehr'auc. This isn't exactly more of her, but here is a ficlet for troyswann: )
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Title: Footsoldiers on Uneven Ground
Characters: Bra’tac and Teal’c, backstory.
Rating: PG
Wordcount: ~1600
Beta'd by [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong, who is wonderful.
Summary: The woman he was looking for would not be among the revelers.


Bra’tac walked into his shadow. )
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Title: Stadium Seating
Rating: G
Pairing: Teal’c and Cam, courting.
Warnings: none.
Word count: 2500
A/N: To [livejournal.com profile] taselby's prompt of 'ice cream'.
Beta'd by: the incomparable [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong.
Summary: “You know my cousin Alex actually likes Coke floats better than root beer? Kid’s nuts, but he always did sit with me at the top of the bleachers, so gotta give him that.”

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Teal’c found it difficult to school his reactions to Colonel Mitchell into his usual impassivity )
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I woke up bizarrely obsessed with running to my car and driving to the coast. Seriously, the words 'I want to go to the BEEEEAAAAACCCCCHHHHHH!' were about the only thought I could manage for the first half hour I lazed about in bed. The second half hour I was awake I spent scientifically trying to establish the mostest comfiest position for a girl with lots of knots in her neck.

It's been a really good day so far.

My inbox is filled with congratulations and snippets of ficlets, and I've been so bad about f/b lately and so, so grateful for how you all have made me smile the last few weeks or howeverlongit'sbeen, that I thought I would post (repost?) a comment ficlet I wrote really fast for Rydra the other day.

Only this time, I'm spellchecking it. Because I love you. It's the least I can do. Or I could put together a recs post, I suppose... naw, this is what I got:

Title: Proposition, or the Teal'c & Vala Ficlet for RW
Rated: PG (Vala is not a G rated girl)
Word count: something like 600
Tag for whatever the episode we watched last week was. With the poker scene? Yeah, after that sometime.

The last sounds of Cameron and Sam fleeing the scene to blush in relative isolation were fading. )
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I am archiving my stories at faviconminxy on AO3 (Archive of Our Own). I have ten stories up so far, including some commentfic and one-offs that aren't listed here. It's been a nice trip down memory lane--I forgot I wrote so many stories. You may find and read them whereever you prefer, these links go to LiveJournal and DreamWidth posts.


Fanfiction archive post )

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Title: Like No One Is Watching Author DVD Commentary
Commentary Written For: [livejournal.com profile] aurora_novarum, who pimps a pimp, and does it well.
Story Written For: [livejournal.com profile] sg1teamficathon back in December.

My first ficathon ever yay! Three betas, multiple rounds of editing and messed up chronology. Ambitious much? )
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