minxy: Teal'c raises a hand to say "hey". (French Quarter at Night by Diane Millsap)
It occurs to me today, on a day when I don't particularly want people around, that I'm actually surrounded by wonderful folks. I have friends leaving town who've delayed their *move* so that I could be at the good-bye party. I have friends who want to cook with me (and they're fun to cook with.) I have housemates who *realize* they are dumping their personal shit on me and seem to be compromise in other, meaningful ways, which is... oddly them. I have family who scheduled their first visit for after the racing season, I have friends who likewise waited for me to have some free time and remembered and scheduled and want to hang out, want to go the theater, want to see me and talk and stuff.

So it's a strange sort of introverted heartbreak to realize that my strongest inclination right at this moment is to lock the lab doors so I can work in peaceful isolation all day. They all have keys, of course, so the plan is flawed.

Also, and not unrelated:

Wonderful people have been reccing my stories for some reason lately. In a time of closed canon, it's particularly exciting. I am chuffed, guys, to see feedback on stories that are years old! And brand new! And have collapsed comments from so many and only ten but from people I respect so much... And for little me in my little esoteric corner of odd friendships.

Thanks for all of that. Thanks. I can't tell you how much I'd love to go home tonight and spend time with restfully quiet imaginary people in my head, telling stories. Ah, motivation, why must you show up when my duties include cooking with friends and a going-away party?


Apr. 7th, 2006 10:13 am
minxy: Teal'c raises a hand to say "hey". (Default)
It would seem that my rather contrary habit of hiding from people when I'm upset backfires spectacularly if applied to sports teams. )

So, here's my question: what do you or have you done to stave off or recover from burnout? We all know that certain things work better than others, and that while T.V. can let you escape, it doesn't always help you feel any better, so what does? Describe, please. I'm hoping that if I fall asleep on the laptop from exercise induced sleepiness + late night reading of lj friend's novel I can absorb the recuperative powers of these techniques by osmosis.

Very scientific.

In light of above explained contrariness, I've read less fanfic lately (and much less darker, complex stuff) than I otherwise might have done, but I did read these (and I point you to [livejournal.com profile] paian and [livejournal.com profile] ship_recs for further recs, particularly of the SGA variety.

[livejournal.com profile] kellifer_fic wrote a followup to Little Bear called Sun Bear, which is cute and cracked, and which features the words 'tumbly run' which pleased me.

More SGA crack (and I mean that in the best possible way): [livejournal.com profile] _mousi's The Greatest Rescue Mission in the Pegasus Galaxy. There are no words.

Sorrel ([livejournal.com profile] goddessleila) posted a lovely Teal'c fic called Still Water. I must love this really for the description of a theme I've seen referenced before in fic (Komos/paian's most recent Lost City fic comes to mind) in which there is a understanding between Teal'c and some other member of the team that if they need it, they are welcome to the other's bed. This is the first time I've see the discussion written, and it surprised me a bit. Quite marvelous. You can find it at [livejournal.com profile] tealc_fic too. Teal'c and Daniel, rated PG maybe, season 4?

Shaye (=[livejournal.com profile] fourteenlines) posted two poems about April, one from Edna St. Vincent Millay, and one of her own (which I loved madly).

Also, discussions in [livejournal.com profile] agentotter's, [livejournal.com profile] cofax7's and [livejournal.com profile] leadensky's journals about slash vs. friendship fic as intimacy and watershed books for women leads me to ponder something leadensky asked: when was the last time you saw a buddy fic with two women? Hell, in Stargate there really aren't many women around, so we could extend the question to: have you read fic in which Sam or Janet or Teyla or Elizabeth or Kate had a moment with a girlfriend? That was relevant in the story? That was not sexual at all, but the close intimacy of friends? It's not meant to be a critique, but curiosity: after all, it's difficult to ignore that canon Sam as a character is often defined by her relationships with men, often simplified down to a character dulling UST, and that she is alternately loved and hated for it. Show me times in fanfiction when she is more.

They say to write what you know, but I don't think I've seen much of this, but there are certainly numerous fixit fics out there for every other subject under the sun; is it me, or has it not been written?

I also understand that Rebecca (=[livejournal.com profile] blueraccoon) has written NCIS Tony/Gibbs mild D/s, first time fic for [livejournal.com profile] dustandroses titled Please (Don't) Pet the Tony. I shall read at some point, and I shall love it mightily.

And that Nanda wrote a wonderful team, gen, mourning Jacob (whom I loved and miss) thing that I haven't read yet but will: Anything.

Plus, [livejournal.com profile] ltlj is nearly finished with the last bit of Recovery (sequel to the very awesome Retrograde) and then I can read it! Yay! Yayayayay!
minxy: Teal'c raises a hand to say "hey". (Default)
And, so, therefore... I was unable to go into work today *exaggerated sad face*

There are no fic recs behind this cut. )

And now, the fic recs:

Aftermath by Victoria Custer *sigh* PWPs, they are pretty pretty things. This one is John/Rodney and post 'The Storm' and 'The Eye'.

[livejournal.com profile] thegrrl2002 wrote John/Rodney Christmas Schmoop. And I love her for it. A Little Bit Crazy, is also brilliant. [meta note: I don't know why I waffle on reading Atlantis. I should see that thegrrrl wrote it and just read on principal. *shakes head at illogical self*]

[livejournal.com profile] sgslashygirl posted some wordplay/foreplay Camiel Cameron/Daniel. The characters are well done: The Point.

Sal ([livejournal.com profile] troyswann) wrote a happy little sequel-snippet for The Dirt of Sowing and Reaping (which is a marvelous jaunt of a dark, brooding apocathreesome) called fic for Cofax (cuz it was [livejournal.com profile] cofax7's birthday and the girl got such great fic! woot!). Jack/Daniel/Sam, SG-1.

ETA: AAaaaaaaiiiiiiieeeeeee! She wrote an addendum! And it's for me ('cause I badgered her)! *boggle* It's so SWEET! It's so Jack...

Also, someone has been strong-armed into last minute writing of a fic for me in the [livejournal.com profile] sg1teamficathon. Thank you, whoever you are very nice person! That cliff thing was really quite optional. *hugs*

Plus, a side of meta interest:
[livejournal.com profile] moonshayde had some interesting meta thoughts on Beneath the Surface that led to some interesting questions and my personal conclusion that fans can always find some excuse for RDA's mental vacations, lol. But no, seriously, *backtracks* no, I love Jack. I just prefer fanon Jack to canon Jack.

Also? I am still wildly entertained by the icon update. This one is by [livejournal.com profile] infinitemonkeys. Love it. So wonderous and strong.


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