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Ack! I was all caught up and then life got in the way again. Oi! Time to play catch up!

Here's day ten through twelve of my Snowflake Fandom Challenge responses.

Snowflake Fandom Challenge Day 10

In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing.

Oh, dear god. How am I supposed to pick just one?

There are many wonderful fanfic writers who have brought me untold hours of happiness and entertainment. And I feel guilty picking just one. However, when I read the question, the first person who came to mind was sgamadison.

Because... dude! She's amazing. She writes these incredibly well thought out pieces that get right into the hearts and minds of the characters I love. She looks at hard things like loss and death and makes this beautiful word art using these painful things that are part of life. She paints word pictures that I find myself returning to again and again.

There's this scene in "Second Chances" where John is talking to Jim, the horse trainer who was kind of like a second father to him, and they're talking about this horse that's so big that John says he would call her Moose. The moment, the dialogue, it's just so real and so vibrant and so perfectly John that I just want read it again and again. It doesn't matter that Jim is an OC, he's every bit as real as any of the characters they ever gave us on the show. More so, in fact, than some of small-bits walk-on we've seen like Dave or Caleb.


Yeah. So. sgamadison. Check her out if you haven't already. Her writing is truly fantastic.

And also? She's nice people. I got to meet her, which was very frickin' cool. I was totally managed to keep my fangirlish squee under control and not act like an idiot. Much.

Snowflake Fandom Challenge Day 11

In your own space, ask for recs. Something as simple as "I like XYZ (where XYZ is a kink, a pairing, a trope, etc) - please rec me some."

I love HUMOUR! Angst makes me sad unless it is well resolved with more happy than sad. Well cooked Lemon chicken iz OK. BUG!FIC=AWESOME! Team!fic=yay! D/s, BDSM OK, Dom!Sheppard=ohgodyes!, AMTDI is good... huh. So, I'm really not that picky.

McKay/Sheppard/OC (I blame nakatas_cat for requesting it!)
McKay/Carter (it's a thing, shut up)
McKay/Jennifer/Sheppard (don't ask me to explain, I can't)
Sheppard/Vala (it's all enigmaticblues fault, she started it!)

So yeah - rec me some fic! Please?

Snowflake Fandom Challenge Day 12

In your own space, rec at least three fanworks that you think would make a good intro into XYZ fandom. Rec a fandom overview, a introductory picspam, stories that define and shape the fandom.

How about The Pretender? Yeah, one of my favorites!

For the Love of Mommy by Laurie Braithwaite
In the middle of bringing a baby-seller to justice, Jarod runs across Miss Parker's medical information. Despite all that is between them, when a crisis comes up Jarod is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for her.

Exchange by Liz Shelbourne
Nominated, Best Action Adventure, The Pretender Fanfic Awards, 2000
Summary: During his forays on the internet, Jarod finds a comforting "voice" in the night, someone to talk to, share with and enjoy - then, unexpectedly, the voice vanishes after a frantic cry for help...

The Phoenix by The Lurker
2nd Place, Best Portrayal of Jarod, 2nd Place, Best Vignette, The Pretender Fanfiction Awards 2002
Summary: Sydney's life hangs by a thread, and the outlook is bleak. Sequel to Wet Pavement.


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Jan. 16th, 2012 10:09 am (UTC)
So going to have to read those 'Pretender' fix. I don't think I've ever read one before, and I wubbed that show so much.
Jan. 16th, 2012 10:16 am (UTC)
Cool! I didn't know you were a tP fan, too!

I wrote one last year - Spring - 10 years have gone by, where are they today?

And there are a few others that I would rec if you want links. Everything that Liz Shelbourne ever wrote was fantastic. I co-wrote one piece with her that I think is pretty decent, too.
Jan. 16th, 2012 10:58 am (UTC)
My favorite McKay/Carter: The Unpredictability of Attraction by kho. The ending is not necessarily happily ever after but it's not necessarily not.

Humor and hot (HOMG! HOT!): Answer Man by rasah. Ronon asks a question. Rodney answers and blows John's mind. McKay/Sheppard.

Fall down laughing funny (and hot!): Four Blatant Lies About Atlantis (And One Thing That's Totally True) by sabinelagrande. Crack of the finest kind. McKay/Sheppard.

And this: Harmonic Function by shaenie. Hard kink, bdsm, math porn, Dom!Rodney, sub!John (with attitude), the very first kink story I ever read, OMG, what am I reading? And it spoiled me for every kink story ever since.

Seriously, after reading these four stories, you will not be fit for the general public. Whee!
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)
Seriously, after reading these four stories, you will not be fit for the general public. Whee!

Jan. 16th, 2012 11:18 am (UTC)
One of my favourite Sheppard/Vala fics: The Curious Afterlife of John Sheppard. Chances are you've already read it, because it's not a very big pairing.
Jan. 16th, 2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
LOL! That would be mine, and I think it's the fic that started shaddyr down that road. But it's always nice to know that people like that fic. It has a special place in my heart.
Jan. 16th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
Haha, and here I was trying to be clever and not link to either of the sga_santa fics that were posted in December, even though both of those were awesome, because I figured she had to have read those already. :D

This can only mean one thing: We need more John/Vala fic.

Edited at 2012-01-16 03:07 pm (UTC)
Jan. 16th, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
Hee! And one of those was mine, too. Clearly, I am trying to start a trend here. *g*

I had been toying with the idea of writing a sequel to Afterlife, though, and if you have a prompt, I'd love to give that pairing a whirl again.
Jan. 16th, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
I'm so bad with specific prompts like that. All I know is that I want them to run around and be awesome together. :D
Jan. 16th, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
Can I help it that I like John and Vala together? No, no, I cannot. :P

I suppose this means I need to write more of that pairing...
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC)

And also, charm (him) and sneakiness (her) and they SO TOTALLY SUIT EACH OTHER OMG!

Uhm. Except for the fact that I love the McShep.

YOU KNOW WHAT i WOULD LOVE?? A story where multiple realities meet up and a John/Vala pair have to help out/be helped by a John/Rodney pair because OMG the Rodney/Vala interaction would be TO DIE FOR!!

*insert maniacal laughter here*
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)

Dude. You know what I want to write? A Mensa!John/Rodney pairing with a John/Vala pairing from this 'verse, or one like it. Because Rod + Vala would ROCK.
Jan. 17th, 2012 01:09 am (UTC)
Dude! ::shoulder bumps you::

Just coming home from an internet-less (and somewhat rough) day at work to find this. I should duck and blush and all that but you had to go and mention JIM and he's like one of my major weaknesses and so I'm all like... dude!

*grins because she really, really doesn't know what to say*
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
I am happy that I helped make your day better.

Iz no less than the truth, though. I wanna write like you ifwhen I grow up.

Also, I LOVE JIM and he is total part of my personal fanon and may even appear referenced in a story at some point in the future if I ever have a reason to reference John's home life.

So there.
Jan. 17th, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
Iz no less than the truth, though. I wanna write like you ifwhen I grow up.

Don't make me laugh--I'll start coughing again!

Also, I LOVE JIM and he is total part of my personal fanon and may even appear referenced in a story at some point in the future if I ever have a reason to reference John's home life.

Jan. 31st, 2012 12:28 pm (UTC)
I just saw that you blamed me for being into McKay/Sheppard/OC now and I gotta admit that's the bestest thing I've ever been to blame for. :D That surely makes it more likely that you'll ever write a sequel to my gift fic, doesn't it? ;)
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