minxy: Teal'c raises a hand to say "hey". (Teal'c falls)
Because [livejournal.com profile] kellifer_fic told me to:

Sometimes it's ok to pimp yourself out. Post a list of your top five fic-favorites you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then admonish your readership to do the same so you can find new stories to read and pimp.

(Okay, I adapted that last bit, but I *love* it when you guys pimp me your stuff. Sometimes you've written so much I've just forgotten gems, sometimes you posted and I missed it for some reason, sometimes you're new to the writing thing, sometimes you write for a fandom I read less religiously... pimp me your stuff anyway! For serious!)

My top five favorites right now:

Penumbra. Possibly a reaction to developing horrendous migraines in my late 20s, possibly related to reading [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic's Eurydice series (where they're all as messed up as they ought, by all rights, to be), or possibly related to getting that prompt from her... but this dark, sexy little offworld story crept into my mind and has never really left.

Footsoldiers on Uneven Ground. My friend A, in one of our many discussions of Muslim culture and feminism and Western snootiness (all of which she claims with glee), once quoted an article that said 'We don't need your feminism." That's always stayed with me, that there was more than one way to be strong. This story was partly inspired by the idea of writing Teal'c's mother, ignored by TPTB until the tenth year of telling stories, as a woman embodying dangerous, hidden strength. Not cowed, not lying, but willfully underestimated, and using the underestimation. Also I love that the title for this story never changed.

This is related in concept to: Without Fear of Wind or Vertigo. A Teal'c and Vala story. It should be clear from my writing that I firmly believe Teal'c comes from Strong Women, and Vala, in her way, allows herself to be underestimated in the same way Teal'c's mother did (in my fanon) and Jack does (which never once causes Teal'c to raise an eyebrow.) Vala, this story taught me, is AMAZING. I'm not kidding when I say that, oh, maybe twelve of you have read it, but it is one of my very, very favorite experiences.

Desert Made of Glass. I like this one because it's weird. It's difficult to present something unique in a major pairing in a fandom with so many years of canon and fanfiction. But this is something that didn't exist before, and it's such a fascinating reason to think about safety, and how people can embody that for us even when they are fighting on the front lines and not actually, you know, *safe.*

Into the Breach. This was not only my first proper Teal'c story, but one of my first stories full-stop. I have a vague memory of the prompt of cold hands, and thinking 'you know what would be *cool*..." and having no idea if anyone would read the story ever. Because it was Teal'c, and I hung out with Jack/Daniel OTPers (fiercely *wonderful* OTPers who read my Teal'c story anyway, bless their slashy little hearts) Then the story was one of the ways I met [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong, and it was recced (first time I'd had that experience, I think) and remixed and it still surprises me. A story with no dialog, just one thousand words, and I did something accidentally that I sometimes can't recreate even willfully. And it set me on a path thinking about a character who has been nothing but a gift (no matter how I complain about the story I'm writing now.)

Just in case it's not clear, oh my goodness would I love to talk about these stories with anyone who fancies a comment-chat. I would love feedback, I'd love a fly-by squee, whatever. I really, though, I also want to hear about your stories. I *will* read and comment on at least one, if you point me to the post.

I really need to sort out that CSS coding thing so I can get my webspace up and running too. Ah, well.

meme!

Aug. 29th, 2008 12:24 pm
minxy: (vala act your age)
I'm jotting notes for my apocolypse_kree fic (WHAT WAS I THINKING) and getting preeeeetty intimidated, let me tell you. Teal'c, on the other hand, is calm, cool and collected. He-- huh. Hang on a sec. *scribbles madly in a pad containing all kinds of equations and chemical structures on preceeding pages.*

There is a meme going around. It calls for the first sentences of your last 20 stories (do I have that many?) You are then free to analyze at will.

Post the first lines from your last 20 stories. Do you see any patterns? )

Actually, I'd be amused to see whether you can guess which story is which.

I think I wish my prose was a little more obviously differentiated speech patterns for the various POV characters. I think it's almost there, but not quite. Overall, I'm so proud of having written all these stories. I didn't even have to go back into my earlier, moderately cringe-worthy stuff (I was learning! LEARNING, I SAY.) Gods, some of these surprised me so much. When I was a child, I was driven to tell stories, was encouraged to write stories by my teachers and family. I don't know when creative writing became such a low priority for me, but I feel really happy to have come back to it.
minxy: Teal'c raises a hand to say "hey". (Teal'c falls)
A few days ago I posted a meme loosely paraphrased as the "name something you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it," meme, but bracketed it with discussions of short stories and most people started chatting to me about stories (not complaining! great recs!)

Except Pixie, who had so many questions it'll take multiple posts, I should imagine. (Actually, I'm still open to questions, though my week just got a lot busier, oy.)

So, first up, the fandom post:

The fandom question(s) was (were):

How you write and conceive of stories (...) ? )

Do you have lots of WIPs? (not really, but here are ones that I do have:) )

Do you think you'll ever move on from writing gateverse and write in a new show? )
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Firstly, to whoever sent me a purple rhino:

OMG, that made me laugh so hard. Thank you. And I'm sure the charity organization thanks you as well.

Secondly, a meme making it's way around the internet:

34

As a 1930s wife, I am
Poor

Take the test!



Well, I must say I'm very disappointed. Most of my friends are scoring in the negative numbers! How did I get positive numbers? It's the cooking thing, isn't it. I'll be ostracized for this--or I'll end up with fangirls showing up randomly at my house for dinner.

...though this weekend is like to be Moroccan B'sillas with chicken and almond, so it might be a good weekend to turn up for dinner.
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Update on my health, if you were wondering: We have had, in the course of 48 hours, a record-setting storm yield to a low pressure system get blown out by a second high-pressure storm system. For those of you paying attention, or others who are human barometers, this makes Minxy Brains Go Boom. I have also been fighting off a bug of some kind (with the coughing and the sore throat and the two or three people around me with the flu) but drugging myself to the gills this weekend and sleeping through some of the worst of the weather changes has really helped with that, as you may imagine.

Conclusion: sleep wins. So does pseudoephedrine as a prophylactic, therefore, my mother also wins. Go Mom! \o/

Also, is there anything better than waking up whenever you feel like it with light (even filtered) falling across your bed and thinking 'wow, I feel *rested*'? Sleep. It's what's after dinner.

And now I'm going to counteract all that good relaxing by going to work and making up for getting crap done last week.

But first, a meme! I love writing memes, and this one is about process. Process, I think, is extra cool because it often demonstrates how very differently minds work.

Thus, when my brain is working, this is how it works: )


Footnotes:

*This might be a good time to mention that I actually have three stories in the Stargate Fan Awards! Thank you so much for the compliment in general, and thanks in particular for picking those stories, they actually mean a lot to me, and it means a lot to see the quieter stories given attention like that. Thank you. Hope folk get a chance to read all the great stories there, and if you run into a bug that gives you a blank screen, there's a fix on the LJ comm.

**I'm posting Feb 1! To this prompt: Teal’c/Thilana (Line in the Sand.) The burdens of leadership; “[I talk] about a strong, demanding love. And I have seen too much hate.–Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. I will be posting over there, in the comm, but eventually I'll post the header here as well and link over, I should imagine.
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End of year ficroundups have so far been spotted from Komos, JaneDavitt, Rydra Wong, synecdochic, ivorygates and me. Please drop a comment if you posted one and I missed it--I love these handy dandy lists of links. And Lord knows but I've missed some fic this year, it's decadent catching up when it's so organized. Plus, I love seeing what you think of your own stuff.

[ETA: found, thankfully! Splash the Cat's roundup, with more links in the comments, yay!]

Elsewise,

Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] kazbaby, [livejournal.com profile] kellifer_fic, [livejournal.com profile] ivorygates and others...

Although I am adjusting it to suit my current fascination with the [livejournal.com profile] choc_fic prompts that just went live

If you had me under your command and could make me write any prompt from the February challenge at [livejournal.com profile] choc_fic, what would you love to see me write? I'm not actually going to write any of these (unless something strikes me), but I am curious.

Fannish, outside my main fandom, any pairing or group...


I was going to post the ones I'd submitted as prompts, but now I'm thinking I might not rule them out (I do like them, after all...) I am quite inept with finishing things on time lately, but I think I'm going into a fannish headspace and I'd love a little inspiration.

As always, you may always ask for an author's commentary on any story, too. Clearly, I am already drifting into holiday mode...
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Okay, so Shunda said: Attention, het fic writers: the missionary position is not the only position in which a woman likes to have sex.

And [livejournal.com profile] splash_the_cat announced that she was a very bad hetfic writer and then documented the instances of smut writing vs. position used.

Meme is thusly declared: Go through all your smut, and select stories where a woman was involved in a sexual act. Link to the story and list the positions (stated or implied) used, so we can all find the good smut.

Het stories are... um, uncommon on my LJ, but not completely absent. I am including poly and femslash as well as het just to have a decent list, though. (I'll warn you right now that I'm a bad het writer--I'm not sure I've ever written missionary.)

Five Things Teal'c Learned in Fifty Years, but Will Never Speak Of. Kissing up against a wall, female superior. Inexplicit threesome (M/F/M)

Teyla/Kate commentfic Pre-slash, naughty jokes about food and sex toys.

Penumbra Threesome with handjob and possible missionary position. (M/F/M)

Proposition (commentfic for RW) There are propositions here of poly, het and mentions of exhibitionism. Sadly, none get carried out.

Self Assembly Required. Masturbation with toys.

The Principal of Exclusion Threesome, finger-play, ass-play, hand-jobs. Femslash too.


So, seeing as how we really probably shouldn't count the pre-femslash one in all fairness, that's Five het involving stories and but one instance of almost-missionary. And really, that was one of the darker pieces I've written, it's interesting that the smut is fairly tame (although, the wrong names were used, but I don't know how to categorize that. Kink, maybe?)
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I was going to do this meme:

Name any story I've written, and any character in it (canon or OC),and I'll tell you three things about that character which I didn't put in the story.


But then I realized that I did a similar one rather recently. So you are welcome to ask me about any character in any story and I'll natter on for a bit, but I have something else I'd like to talk about.

It started from tutoring over the weekend and through a wierd cycle of frustrating presentations from minions making the same mistakes over and over again, and got me thinking about presentations. Specifically, how you present yourself to a group or individual, and how it changes their reaction.

Exerpt from RL: )

But see, it's all about how you present yourself as a teacher or a lecturer. Or a leader. Or a peaceful explorer. Or not the former right hand of an evil false God. Or not a threat.

Which, finally, brings me to the meta section of the thoughts.

The good, the bad, the unaware: characters ability to present themselves to particular effect in SG-1 )

Anyway, those are my thoughts on the matter.

Should you want to play the meme game:

My stories (including ficlets) are under the fanfic tag. My full length stories are also collected in this post and in the sidebar.

Ask me a character and story, I'll give you some quirks wot didn't make it to the page.
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Normally, I wait in the mornings to see whether I still have my low-grade fever, which is the hallmark signature of Minx Being Ill. Normally fevers don't spike immediately on waking because your body has had this whole nice *sleep* thing (nevermind you having to wake up several times to blow your nose) and it's kinda got things under control.

So I wait, to see if maybe I can go into work later today, right? Only no, because my head hurts and my spine hurts and I'm walking like I have a migraine and I'm tethered to my tissue box. I'm taking my meds and calling it. Staying home, day 2, exactly one day longer than I am prepared to be sick.

So, character meme (entertain me, LJ!), ganked from [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong and a plethora of others:

1. Comment to this post with the name of a character that I have written in fic. (link takes you to the fanfic tag, which includes ficlets and such. Major fics are also listed in this post and in the sidebar.)
2. I will comment telling you the following:

a. What initially prompted me to like the character enough to write about him/her.
b. One of his/her best traits.
c. One of his/her worst traits.
d. How easy/difficult I find it to write the character.
e. The story/chapter/paragraph/phrase where I feel that I truly captured the character.
f. My plans (if any) to write the character in the near future.


Also, thanks to whoever nominated my stuff in the Stargate Fan Awards, none of my stories there have been nominated before, so that's all levels of awesome. Also, nominating person(s), you are showing your gen preferences, which makes me all kinds of happy since both fic in the works right now are gen (what can I say? Teal'c is quietly sitting in full lotus over in the corner of my brain telling me that now is not the time for such things.)
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You know, flist, every once in a while (amounting to a near weekly basis at this point), I sit back and realize that my life is Damn Fine. Take this weekend, for example. I spent it boating 30 miles out to a fantastic island, to camp for two nights with my team, then paddle back really damn early this morning. Now, some of you might feel this is insane (and at 4:30 this morning when the wake-up call came in, I was totally agreeing with you), but I would also point out that I got in some quality bonding time with the Boy Who Hugs Well, deepened some great friendships, and laughed so hard it feels like an ab workout. Also, I got much tanner, which I really need to stop doing because I already look like an alien.

But anyway. I've caught up with my brother since I got home, had a beer that went right to my head, and am now chatting with you while my housemate makes me Vietnamese food (one of my favorites). Also, the chihuahua is scheming to get into my lap.

Life is good, people, that's all I'm saying. Perhaps I should sit on the couch rather than the floor, though, because I am *sore*, dangit! Yes, in my arse muscles. And everywhere else too, thanks (you people have no sympathy.)

Nothing but love for you. It's going to take me forever to catch up, too. Bear with me.

I am Brazil. That's a spoiler. )
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I knew it would start in LA. It's like that really bad movie about LA turning into a volcano or something and 99% of the world does not say 'omg! oh noes!' but instead rolls their eyes and says 'it would start in Los Angeles.'

Whatever, I made it home from work, have beer and hummus, and am resolutely ignoring my neighbors claiming injury so I'll unlock the lower doors and windows (fortunately, there are minimal lower doors and windows, and I have tools and spare wood to reinforce.)

WHAT? Listen, a few years ago, there was this meme that went around. I don't remember the address, but I do remember that it told me I was DOOMED. Do you know why? Because I kept trying to stop and HELP PEOPLE. Just don't say I'm not a quick learner. My chances of survival increased greatly when I said I'd leave people there to rot.

Never say I never learned anything worthwhile from teh internetz. *sips beer*

I'm assuming the mobs will roll through and head North before the beer runs out. If it takes longer, I'm busting open my housemate's sizable wine stash.

(BLITEOTW)

Also, *handwaves* happy birthday, Destina.
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In flaming pimptastic style!

20 pieces of personal canon as written by you, my favorite fanfiction writers.

1. The one about Sam and Daniel: From Dust to Honey is [livejournal.com profile] paian's Sam/Daniel ficathon piece, and it's about their history, their academic approach to their connection and the distance that arose from it, and how they cycle back around to one another, always. This is Sam and Daniel dealing with yet another emotional crack across the spine, and not realizing how much they needed the ease of another person's help until they were there for one another.

2. The one about Sam and Cameron: Recovering the Satellites, by [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic. I love Syne's take on Cameron, even when she's hyperventilating about how there is Just No Way Cam Is From Kansas. It's an amazing extrapolation from canon, from body language, and from subtext, and I wish we had a few more seasons to learn more about Syne's Cameron. I guess we'll just have to hope she keeps writing him past the finale.

3 & 4. The one that is two that are Jack, as an incredible judge of character, an incredibly stubborn man, and yet, one who impeccibly identifies and meets his teams' needs (and lets that trump all other considerations). Golden, by [livejournal.com profile] dknightshade. Jack and Teal'c, and needs met, and friendship, and truce with an enemy that will not last, but is here for the moment. Then there's Jack with Sam: May, by [livejournal.com profile] surrealphantast.

5. The one that is Sam and Jack, before, after, and eventually. Perfection, by [livejournal.com profile] splash_the_cat.

6. The one about Teal'c's spare time: Teal'c's Five Favorite Board Games, by [livejournal.com profile] paian.

7. The one where I boost my own story: There are few enough backstory fics for Teal'c that I feel like I'm not giving too much short shrift to other writers when I say that I believe that this is how Teal'c and Bra'tac came from two different Gods to become allies and rebels and trailblazers and family. Footsoldiers on Uneven Ground. My story.

8. The one where we understand how Teal'c can command millions and then barely rank in a team of only four. [livejournal.com profile] paian's Speak the Living, which is indescribably wonderful. Has anyone not read this? You must read this.

9. The one where Sam settles command onto her shoulders: Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile by [livejournal.com profile] splash_the_cat. Um, again.

10. The one that is the best team adventure ever: Ghosts In The Machine, by [livejournal.com profile] surrealphantast.

11. The one with one of the best demonstrations of lingering effects of the shit these guys survive, and also how they save each other every time. Surface Tension, by Salieri (also called [livejournal.com profile] troyswann) See also, the Sam and Daniel of #1.

12. The one where Cam is adorable, and still manages to get in trouble. God love him. My Pappy Was a Pistol, I'm a Son of a Gun by [livejournal.com profile] minervacat.

13. The one where we give props to the recurring characters, for once: Five Ways Walter Saved the Galaxy (and No One Noticed) by [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic.

14. The one where Jack and Daniel have a thing, and it's not the thing you're thinking, but it's not quite the other thing either. And it's exactly the thing they would have. Complicated, by [livejournal.com profile] raqs.

15. The one about Sam and Rodney, with snark and sad and respect and how it would go down, were it to go down. The Same Boy You've Always Known, by [livejournal.com profile] svendra for [livejournal.com profile] agentotter.

16. The one where Sha're is more than a quest object. Scotoma, by [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong.

17. The one about Janet's first impressions of SG-1, particularly loved for the impression that that introduction was neither the only thing on Janet's to do list for the day, nor the wierdest, nor possibly even the most important, but it made an impression. Oh my, yes. Assess This, by [livejournal.com profile] betacandy_sgfic. Also? The one that is Janet backstory, and healer and soldier and every contradiction that implies, heartbreakingly realized. Every Art and Artifice, by the Stylus.

18. The one about the frog. And Sam and Daniel, really early seasons. Protective Resemblance by [livejournal.com profile] agentotter for Salieri, I believe. Bless these people for inspiring fic I love.

19. The one about how these beautiful people would have to consider the attractiveness of each other some time. Sparring, by [livejournal.com profile] psychofilly. Sam and Daniel and Teal'c and physicality and sexy.

20. The one about the lost member of SG-1 in Season 9. Or 10. Tourist Attractions, by [livejournal.com profile] katie_m.


There are more. Oh yes. There are authors I believe and love, but who haven't necessarily become canon for me. There are stories that I can't speak highly enough of, but this is not the recs list for them. I love you all, and I've loved reading your stories. I hope I've recced them hard enough to do them justice.
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Characters of Diversity, Fanfic, Mine meme. As seen in [livejournal.com profile] hossgal's and [livejournal.com profile] hesychasm's LJ. Three makes it a meme, right?

Methods and Materials

Fics considered: all posted fics in this LJ, including snippets.

Measurements: Using pov character(s) or main character of focus, count stories with one or multi povs, and classify the race, gender, and other attributes of the pov character.

Considerations/definitions:

Jack is an older male in any fic set after S8.

Non-white is Black, Hispanic, Asian, Arab, American Indian, Hawaiian, African, Space Aliens played by an actor of one of these classifications and just about anything not European. Does not include Jews, Gypsies, Irish, Catholics, Welsh, Slavs, Texans, Blue-Eyed People or other people Just Not Brown Enough.

Old is a character who looks, acts, or is treated as though they are past their prime. Teal'c is not old.

Gay or bi is canonically gay or bi; subtext is irrelevant for the purposes of this census.

Other notes at the end. Author is not a math geek, Scully, and so must point out that these categories are not mutually exclusive.

Census

Total Stories: 24 (wow, when did that happen?)
Total Stories of over 500 words: 24 (yup, that would be all of them.)

Stories with only 1 POV: 22
Stories with multiple POVs: 2
Stories with only 1 pov, Minor Character: 1
Stories with only 1 pov, Original Character: 1

Stories with White Male POV only: 12 (default to Daniel or Cameron)
Stories with White Female POV only: 7 (Sam and Janet and Kate and Vala)
Stories with Non-White Female POV only: 0 (Wow. Again. Since I've written in Atlantis, I'm not going to try to excuse this.)
Stories with Non-White Male POV only: 5 (Teal'c and Bra'tac)

Stories with Old People POV only: 1 (Jack; Bra'tac was a young man in his story.)
Stories with Canon or OC Gay/Bi Character POV only: There are no canon bi or gay characters in Stargate, and I've only written in Stargate.

Stories with Multiple povs, more than one gender: 0
Stories with Multiple povs, including non-white characters: 0

Stories with Mix-Race Relationships, where relationships are distinctly romantic: 7
Stories with Non-White, Old, or Gay/Bi Characters in speaking roles: 13

Authors Notes:none.
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My friends are off, winging away into the night.

The linens are clean, the laundry is done, the beds are made.

The dog-thing is walked, fed, watered and cuddled.

And so, I meme, while I watch the Colbert Report and consider how long it's been since the last time I had a television to myself to surf and see if anything was on.

MEME, and also? I need a Katherine Hepburn icon liek whoa.


Your Score: Katharine Hepburn


You scored 21% grit, 23% wit, 52% flair, and 9% class!




You are the fabulously quirky and independent woman of character. You go your own way, follow your own drummer, take your own lead. You stand head and shoulders next to your partner, but you are perfectly willing and able to stand alone. Others might be more classically beautiful or conventionally woman-like, but you possess a more fundamental common sense and off-kilter charm, making interesting men fall at your feet. You can pick them up or leave them there as you see fit. You share the screen with the likes of Spencer Tracy and Cary Grant, thinking men who like strong women.


Find out what kind of classic leading man you'd make by taking the
Classic Leading Man Test.




Link: The Classic Dames Test written by gidgetgoes on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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Comment, telling me you want me to meme you, and I'll--

1 - Tell you why I friended you. Assuming I can remember :)
2 - Associate you with something. A fandom, a song, a colour, a piece of fruit. SOMETHING.
3 - Tell you something I like about you.
4 - Tell you a memory I have of you, or completely fabricate something.
5 - Associate you with a character/pairing.
6 - Ask something I've always wanted to know about you. (Or else I'll just ask a random question. I reserve that right.)
7 - Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
8 - In return, you must spread this disease in your LJ, or answer the same questions about me in a comment. Or, you know, not. (I'm low-maintenance like that.)

I was askeered to do this meme until danvers insisted, because there are so many lurkers and I'm afraid, see, that someone will comment and I *won't remember who you are*. I'm over it, though, in fact, I would like to INVITE lurkers and various aquaintances, as well as close LJ buddies, to comment with question answers and at the very least I'll comment fic you off something you said in your answers or something, and then I get to know a little more about who you are, so it's win-win!
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Farscape: 3.10 Relativity. )

But, then they end with one of those long, minimal dialog scenes between John and Aeryn and that might be what I love best about Farscape, the lack of need for dialog during moments like this.


And now for something completely different:

Post a list of your top five favorite stories you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most.

I'm really enjoying reading other people's writerly pride, so I tagged myself. Please feel free to do the same. I just updated my list o'fic if you're interested. It's here. All of these stories are SG-1.

1) Loved for its uniqueness. )

2) Loved for the darkness. )

3) Loved for the characters and pairing. )

4) Loved for the timing (cononically and RL-ly) )

5) Loved for the voice. )
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[livejournal.com profile] telesilla gives the rules of the meme like this:

I will, in fact, tell you what your favorite shows are about, based solely on what I have gathered from my flist. My contribution to the meme is to do them all in run on sentances. Also, I'm being snarky, but don't take it personally, pliz. Tell me if I left your fandom out, but remember it must be a fandom I've never followed.

My contribution is that I took a list of fandoms that [livejournal.com profile] viciouswishes posted as possibly holiday fic fandoms and wrote for each one that I never followed. And then I wrote Andromeda too.

The Fandoms I'm Not In meme )

If you want to do this meme, you might also consider sending up the fine fine shows of: Alias, Firefly, Harry Potter, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Farscape and Dr. Who, but those are the ones I actually know.
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I have been recc'd THREE TIMES in recent memory, for my WRITING, and not for reccing. This is amazing. And it's not even counting the self-pimping I did in the [livejournal.com profile] girlgate comm (because the only femslash I've written is hidden in a poly fic)... But I digress, because I really am pleased as punch about this.

Two recs of the slash:
[livejournal.com profile] dirty_diana recc'd Stadium Seating on [livejournal.com profile] crack_van (thank you, d*!)

[livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong recc'd The Eye is not Satisfied with Seeing on [livejournal.com profile] stargateficrec (*smootches RW*)

and then [livejournal.com profile] sg_fignewton also recc'd me on [livejournal.com profile] stargateficrec, but for het this time, for One Half of the Equation, which is Sam/Daniel. So thank you too, that was one amazing rec.

Quirky and smutty and angsty, folks. Wow.

My stuff, stories and recs and all, is all linked from the sidebar in my layout. You can also find the stories in this post, and may I say that I'm just tickled when you do.

And man, am I curious to see whether this means more than two people will read the uber-rare pairing that I have in beta-land.

So to celebrate and pay it forward, I am participating in the Holiday Feedback-a-thon Meme (ganked from [livejournal.com profile] ladycat777):

Leave me a link to one of your stories that you would specifically like me to see, and I will leave you detailed feedback. )

There was another, funnier meme that I saw at [livejournal.com profile] makesmewannadie's LJ, in which you look at the list of fandoms I know well, and think to yourself, 'self, how can she not know Due South/Torchwood/Andromeda/Angel/Buffy/some other fandom that I see on MMWD's list here???' and then ask me to describe it. I'll do it in the funniest way I can manage with the information I have, and then you can all laugh at my complete inability to focus on more than one or two fandoms at a time, or be in touch with American pop culture, scifi or otherwise.

I've seen very few episodes of the Simpsons, sue me. I do love the Daily Show, though.
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Because I've been doing a little, um, navel-gazing? Is that the word? With regards to what kind of man I would fall into bed with... hypothetically.

What Kind of Man Do You Find Attractive meme, ganked from sffan )

It's the bad-ass part that I find most interesting. I'm assuming that's an opposites attracting thing, because I think 'sweet' is sort of the first impression that I leave people with in general. I do admit that baby faces do almost nothing for me, and my Stargate boyfriend is Ronon, hands down. Or John when he's being a bad-ass military dude, but mostly Ronon. Yeeeeeaaaaahhhhh.

ANYWAY, I'm here because I forgot to tell you about this perfectly marvelous Torchwood fic that [livejournal.com profile] frostfire_17 wrote. Now, I haven't seen any Torchwood, and I've only watched the Ninth Doctor and one episode with Ten in it, but I thought her scene setting and worldbuilding was MARVELOUS. It's spot on Captain Jack though processes, too; heavy with responsibility and still always open to going to a sexy place. Thumos, worksafe.

I think I might have to watch Torchwood, and this Slings and Arrows show that [livejournal.com profile] jenlev has been on about. Just as soon as I catch up on Dr. Who.
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And so here we have that rarity of rarities, the MEME. heh. I liked this one.

Name ten of life's simple pleasures that you like most, then pick ten people to do the same. Try to be original and creative and not to use things that someone else has already used.

1. Laughter. The kind that doubles you over and hurts your abs and gives you an ache in your cheek and is pure joy.

2. Really brilliant sensory stuff: amazing food, fragrant lotions, the feeling of steam from a hot cup of tea on your face, the mouth feel of a wine you really can't afford, how a cold can of soda feels in your hand after a day of working with a shovel in the sun.

3. Working hard at something worth doing and realizing that you have been challenged and you are proud of the result.

4. The rush of finishing exercise. and knowing you are going to get a lot of really good quality sleep that night.

5. The nostalgia of putting on clothing or a uniform that instantly takes you back.

6. Reading or watching a story with a universe I believe and don't want to leave. Also, falling into a painting or drawing and coming out hours later with blue paint or charcoal on my hands and wondering with a sleepy brain how much time has passed.

7. Sex, or flirting, or dancing, with a really simpatico partner.

8. Vacation: the splurge of being decadent with your time and money and attention and location.

9. Falling in love and falling asleep; I love both sensations, especially if you can realize it's happening without wrecking it.

10. My puppy's face when she's sleepy, because that is pure adoration.

Meme tag: free to a good home. Play if you wanna.
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