holdouttrout: (Sam_Jack_Shift)
Exorcism: The Sam/Jack Telepathy Fic I Wasn't Meant to Write

For this year's Day of Indulgence, I decided to tackle a project I'd been working on for a while already: a Sam/Jack telepathy fic that wasn't about how awesome a psychic bond would be, but also about how annoying sharing a mind would be, especially since Sam and Jack are very different people.

It is, alas, with great regret that I must admit defeat. For now.

I will, however, share what I have, which is, essentially, all the setup and none of the climax or resolution. Therefore, you get Sam and Jack being adorable, without the angst that was supposed to come after!

(It's also fairly long, for all that there isn't much there.)

The telepathy fic that isn't )
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (Default)
Title: Bait of Pleasure
Author: [personal profile] holdouttrout
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Characters/Pairing: Highlight to reveal: Sam/Ba'al
Wordcount: 1700
Warnings: Highlight to reveal: Sexual situations, character death (the two are somewhat related)
Rating: NC-17
Summary/Notes: This is an alternate timeline of Continuum (Yes, an alternate timeline of an alternate timeline), in which Sam is not military or with NASA. It was written for [community profile] 36_stratagems for the prompt "Hide a knife behind a smile. Charm and ingratiate yourself to your enemy. When you have gained his trust, move against him in secret." My abject thanks to [personal profile] ultranos for reading it first and to [personal profile] abyssinia, who shared my brainspace and betaed it for me.


Click to read )
holdouttrout: (fangirlz)
So, I've fallen head over heels for the absurdly adorable detective of Dorothy L. Sayers' novels. So far, I've read Whose Body and Clouds of Witness, and am several chapters into Strong Poison, which features the most adorably backwards proposal ever. There's a re-read of Strong Poison with lovely annotation and commentary going on over at [livejournal.com profile] talking_piffle, and it's my understanding they are going to do more of the series after this one. \o/

I've been reading a LOT recently, and in a lot of different genres. My friend has me doing a quick read through books she might use for her classroom to get my opinion about them. I still really enjoy kids' books, but I do find that I tire of being preached at. It's one thing for books to have a moral, and another to tell you explicitly what it is in the narration.

Oh! Speaking of kids' books, I picked up a book called Ugly Fish, mostly because it's about fish, I admit. Ugly Fish has a very nice tank, with a driftwood tunnel and special briny flakes, and he does NOT want to share... anyway, it's humorous and surprising, and I love it and will torture my children and/or [honorary] nieces and nephews with it someday. :-)

We are not speaking about ficathons, because I might scare my muse farther away than he already is.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (Default)
I know I still owe a post about the wonders of beautiful P3X-556* British Columbia, and I will get to it soon. Honestly, it's the photos. I have to sort them, and crop them, and upload them, and then link them... it's where my reports always break down.

Lately my main fannish interaction has been complaining about not writing fic. However, there are two things going on that will SAVE me!

[livejournal.com profile] annerbhp is bringing [livejournal.com profile] dayofindulgence back for The Day of Ficamnesty, July 25th. With three easy options--Total Victory, Reaffirmation, and Exorcism--, the Day of Ficamnesty means no one is left out! I intend TOTAL VICTORY. Just sayin'.

Another cool ficathon going on is [community profile] 36_stratagems / [livejournal.com profile] 36_stratagems, which is a ficathon with prompts from the thirty-six stratagems. Sign-ups end tomorrow, so if you're considering it, now is the time!

In other news... [livejournal.com profile] annienau08 and I... well, in a moment of brilliant clarity and awesome timing, we signed up for... AT5! That's right. Next February, this little fishie will be swimming** across the pond to join the few, the proud, the broke on the epic journey to bask in the awesomeness of Amanda Tapping! And maybe see London. *grins*

Finally, [personal profile] pepper just gave me a Cliff/Marry/Snog trio: Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, and James Rhodes (totally appropriate considering it is ALMOST MAY). I'd snog Tony, marry Pepper, and cliff Rhodey. Frankly, I think Tony would be a lousy husband but an awesome snogger, and while Rhodey is hot, Pepper has better shoes. ;-)


*May not be actual planetary designation.
**Hopefully the little fishie will actually be flying. As long as no more volcanoes erupt.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (Default)
First the important thing: [livejournal.com profile] 36_stratagems, a ficathon using the Thirty-Six Stratagems as prompts, is now taking sign-ups. You should definitely consider it, especially since the word count minimum is 500 words. Even I think I can probably do that before the deadline of July 12. ;-)

Speaking of writing... yeah. I don't really want to talk about it.

Work has been CRAZY. I think I'm finally at the point where more responsibilities might be unwelcome, and of course I have a couple. Yikes.

OH. One fun thing: I finally started watching Castle and I LIKE it. So there's that. Fun, funny, and now people can finally stop looking at me like I've grown an extra head because I haven't watched it!

Okay, so I have been thinking about clothes. Specifically, I'm going through a phrase where I can't find anything to buy that I like and/or looks good on me and/or fits. I have been thinking about simplifying my wardrobe, too, so that I have fewer clothes, but which would all work together. Or maybe just scrapping the whole thing and buying several identical outfits. Like a fashion uniform.

I'm kinda in a dire clothes place right now.

Thoughts?

Holdouttrout needs to buy: orange electrical tape and 3M hooks for the wall. I has a project!
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (Default)
First the important thing: [livejournal.com profile] 36_stratagems, a ficathon using the Thirty-Six Stratagems as prompts, is now taking sign-ups. You should definitely consider it, especially since the word count minimum is 500 words. Even I think I can probably do that before the deadline of July 12. ;-)

Speaking of writing... yeah. I don't really want to talk about it.

Work has been CRAZY. I think I'm finally at the point where more responsibilities might be unwelcome, and of course I have a couple. Yikes.

OH. One fun thing: I finally started watching Castle and I LIKE it. So there's that. Fun, funny, and now people can finally stop looking at me like I've grown an extra head because I haven't watched it!

Okay, so I have been thinking about clothes. Specifically, I'm going through a phrase where I can't find anything to buy that I like and/or looks good on me and/or fits. I have been thinking about simplifying my wardrobe, too, so that I have fewer clothes, but which would all work together. Or maybe just scrapping the whole thing and buying several identical outfits. Like a fashion uniform.

I'm kinda in a dire clothes place right now.

Thoughts?

Holdouttrout needs to buy: orange electrical tape and 3M hooks for the wall. I has a project!
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (ficathon_late)
First the important thing: [community profile] 36_stratagems, a ficathon using the Thirty-Six Stratagems as prompts, is now taking sign-ups. You should definitely consider it, especially since the word count minimum is 500 words. Even I think I can probably do that before the deadline of July 12. ;-)

Speaking of writing... yeah. I don't really want to talk about it.

Work has been CRAZY. I think I'm finally at the point where more responsibilities might be unwelcome, and of course I have a couple. Yikes.

OH. One fun thing: I finally started watching Castle and I LIKE it. So there's that. Fun, funny, and now people can finally stop looking at me like I've grown an extra head because I haven't watched it!

Okay, so I have been thinking about clothes. Specifically, I'm going through a phrase where I can't find anything to buy that I like and/or looks good on me and/or fits. I have been thinking about simplifying my wardrobe, too, so that I have fewer clothes, but which would all work together. Or maybe just scrapping the whole thing and buying several identical outfits. Like a fashion uniform.

I'm kinda in a dire clothes place right now.

Thoughts?

Holdouttrout needs to buy: orange electrical tape and 3M hooks for the wall. I has a project!
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (sam_vala_sex)
1) I was really confused this morning, because I'm sure Aeryn Sun and Kara Thrace are in two different universes, but apparently they met up and had hot pilot sex at one time... or at least that's what this vid by [livejournal.com profile] laurashapiro is telling me. Totally started my morning off right.

2) Speaking of femslash, I finally found my Sam/Janet goggles and keep throwing them in the drawer with my Sam/Vala goggles and wanting Sam/Vala with Sam/Janet history. Anyone? Anyone? Maybe I'll just write it myself.

3) After I finish my Day of Indulgence fic, of course. I have more deleted from that fic than in it currently, and it's killing me. *kicks it* I can't even tell you guys anything about it, because if I do, my muse will disappear again--right now he's just standing in the corner and looking at me. Helpful.

Bonus) Just because I know you're dying to know, I just finished the second book in The Sword of Truth. Can the characters stop throwing temper tantrums and sounding like two-year-olds? Because that would make the books 300% better.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (sam_vala_sex)
1) I was really confused this morning, because I'm sure Aeryn Sun and Kara Thrace are in two different universes, but apparently they met up and had hot pilot sex at one time... or at least that's what this vid by [livejournal.com profile] laurashapiro is telling me. Totally started my morning off right.

2) Speaking of femslash, I finally found my Sam/Janet goggles and keep throwing them in the drawer with my Sam/Vala goggles and wanting Sam/Vala with Sam/Janet history. Anyone? Anyone? Maybe I'll just write it myself.

3) After I finish my Day of Indulgence fic, of course. I have more deleted from that fic than in it currently, and it's killing me. *kicks it* I can't even tell you guys anything about it, because if I do, my muse will disappear again--right now he's just standing in the corner and looking at me. Helpful.

Bonus) Just because I know you're dying to know, I just finished the second book in The Sword of Truth. Can the characters stop throwing temper tantrums and sounding like two-year-olds? Because that would make the books 300% better.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (cooking_skillz)
Last night I made the most delicious pizza I have ever, ever, ever eaten. Garlic olive oil, fresh basil, cheese, and tomatoes, perfectly combined on a homemade crust (my first ever), in an explosion of culinary delight. I had trouble restraining myself from putting another batch of dough together to make more Right. Then.

I think I'm getting this cooking thing!

I've been doing my cartwheels faithfully (for the most part), and today I did one that I could feel was SO much better than the others. Of course, putting all my weight over one wrist is killing it, so I'm going to have to think about either (1) trying my left side, which will be dangerous to everything around me as well as to my own body or (2) something else which hasn't occurred to me yet. Stopping the cartwheels isn't a very good answer, in my opinion.

I've been thinking about female characters and misogyny and hatred of female characters. I'm starting to think that "If you don't like a particular female character, then you're misogynistic" is simplistic and unhelpful.

You guys, I sometimes don't like female characters.

There, I said it )

Oh, crap. I still have to write my Indulgence Fic.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (cooking_skillz)
Last night I made the most delicious pizza I have ever, ever, ever eaten. Garlic olive oil, fresh basil, cheese, and tomatoes, perfectly combined on a homemade crust (my first ever), in an explosion of culinary delight. I had trouble restraining myself from putting another batch of dough together to make more Right. Then.

I think I'm getting this cooking thing!

I've been doing my cartwheels faithfully (for the most part), and today I did one that I could feel was SO much better than the others. Of course, putting all my weight over one wrist is killing it, so I'm going to have to think about either (1) trying my left side, which will be dangerous to everything around me as well as to my own body or (2) something else which hasn't occurred to me yet. Stopping the cartwheels isn't a very good answer, in my opinion.

I've been thinking about female characters and misogyny and hatred of female characters. I'm starting to think that "If you don't like a particular female character, then you're misogynistic" is simplistic and unhelpful.

You guys, I sometimes don't like female characters.

There, I said it )

Oh, crap. I still have to write my Indulgence Fic.
holdouttrout: (fangirlz)
At the beginning of the year, when I was still trying to write 200,000 words (At July 1, with just over 100,000, I decided not to risk my sanity and stopped worrying about wordcount*), I wasn't really paying much attention to what I wrote, or worrying about finishing things as much as just writing them. I also was writing a lot in Google Docs, and not tagging things like I should have.

Then, of course, I was busy trying to finish the [livejournal.com profile] sjficathon fic (And Then I Dreamt of Yes), and so I was working in one (maybe two) files and not paying attention to the rest.

Yesterday I went through my Google Docs and tagged things. Tons of things. And I think I found a few that I could potentially work on and/or declare amnesty on. (Yay!)

I also found FOURTEEN separate files with various bits and pieces of the various ideas I had for the [livejournal.com profile] sjficathon fic. FOURTEEN. Many of them have variations on the theme I finally used, but there are tons of scenes that just didn't work, and some hilarious sketches of ideas I thought I was going to write. And that doesn't count any that were on my hard drive.

Here's the shortest file and some more thoughts about writing )

So that's what I did this weekend, at least if you're not counting normal, boring, everyday life sort of things. Like laundry.



*Don't ask me why I'm planning on doing NaNo if I was stressed out by GYWO, but I am. I'm fairly sure it's Annerb's fault.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (old_books)
Harry Potter with Zombies.

It's the new book series everyone should be reading!

Hogwarts students dash through corridors, shrieking as decaying flesh collides with their perpetually ready wands as the teachers try to stave off panic...and Hogwarts struggles to remain open. Meanwhile, Harry Potter, the only known survivor of a massive zombie attack, is the subject of endless speculation, admiration...and fear.

Seriously, though, I've been tricked--tricked, I say--into re-reading Harry Potter. I really love these books, although I must admit that The Goblet of Fire is boring me ever so slightly at the moment. Not to the point where I notice as I'm reading, but I know there's so much good stuff* coming right at the end I just want to hurry up and get there. I'm hoping the series lets me go long enough tonight and tomorrow to really knock out my [livejournal.com profile] sjficathon fic, which I might have a direction for, if not a real solid plan, yet. I'm assuming it's buried in my subconscious somewhere and will come out if I just sit back and write for a while. (If it's not, I may have to cry and admit defeat...for now.)

Did anyone else watch So You Think You Can Dance? spoiler(?) for making it to Vegas )

*By good stuff I don't necessarily mean objectively good.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (ficathon_late)
[livejournal.com profile] ziparumpazoo mentioned it first, so now I feel like I have to do a ficathon update. *g*

Plus, it's Friday, and I'm...well, not exactly bored, but extremely unmotivated. Can I help it if all I want to do is go home and watch Bones? Really? (And why Bones, brain? Why?)

(Sidenote: Annerb, regarding CSI, Wendy+Hodges=Lurve. Totally.)

Oh, right. Writing. So...I had a hit and miss month in March, with probably a good third of the days boasting no writing whatsoever, and the others bearing the load. I actually still met my goal for the month of an *average* of 500 words/day. (January and February were good enough that I only have to write 500/day for the rest of the year, as long as my calculations are correct.) For April, my goal is to write something every day, and still get my average of 500/day.

[livejournal.com profile] jacksamfriends is DONE and submitted and oh, god, I hope people like it half as much as I do.

[livejournal.com profile] sjficathon is in the OH CRAP I HAVE NOTHING SUBSTANTIAL WRITTEN! phase. Right now, what I have written could turn into a longer story or get scrapped and turn into a beautiful short piece. *ahem* Nevertheless, I think my general idea is good. I just have to learn how to execute it and then actually write it.

EDIT: I totally forgot to mention that instead of working on the [livejournal.com profile] sjficathon fic last night, my brain decided to work on [livejournal.com profile] thelittlebang instead. Which, okay, yeah, I need to get that one done, too, but..come ON! First due, first done! Right? Right?
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (ficathon_late)
[livejournal.com profile] ziparumpazoo mentioned it first, so now I feel like I have to do a ficathon update. *g*

Plus, it's Friday, and I'm...well, not exactly bored, but extremely unmotivated. Can I help it if all I want to do is go home and watch Bones? Really? (And why Bones, brain? Why?)

(Sidenote: Annerb, regarding CSI, Wendy+Hodges=Lurve. Totally.)

Oh, right. Writing. So...I had a hit and miss month in March, with probably a good third of the days boasting no writing whatsoever, and the others bearing the load. I actually still met my goal for the month of an *average* of 500 words/day. (January and February were good enough that I only have to write 500/day for the rest of the year, as long as my calculations are correct.) For April, my goal is to write something every day, and still get my average of 500/day.

[livejournal.com profile] jacksamfriends is DONE and submitted and oh, god, I hope people like it half as much as I do.

[livejournal.com profile] sjficathon is in the OH CRAP I HAVE NOTHING SUBSTANTIAL WRITTEN! phase. Right now, what I have written could turn into a longer story or get scrapped and turn into a beautiful short piece. *ahem* Nevertheless, I think my general idea is good. I just have to learn how to execute it and then actually write it.

EDIT: I totally forgot to mention that instead of working on the [livejournal.com profile] sjficathon fic last night, my brain decided to work on [livejournal.com profile] thelittlebang instead. Which, okay, yeah, I need to get that one done, too, but..come ON! First due, first done! Right? Right?
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (books_stack)
I went to see Wicked this weekend )

Speaking of books, I'm reading Silent on the Moor, by Deanna Raybourn, and loving every melodramatic, overly foreshadowed moment of it. I ought to be reading The Source, which is interesting, long, and due (for reals this time) on April 4, but Moor is way easier to get into, and a lot more...fun. And melodramatic! I have my suspicions, Annerb, about who's really behind the...well, you know. And if I don't get at LEAST a little more kissing this book, I'm going to tear out my hair in frustration.

I have physical therapy scheduled for Thursday, and I AM feeling better besides. Still have the back pain, and my hip and knee (which my doctor thinks is secondary to my back, which makes sense to me) occasionaly give me problems. Mostly when I think I'm feeling better.

My [livejournal.com profile] jacksamfriends fic has a title and a summary, and I'm rather amused that I'm done on time, considering how much trouble it caused me at first. Other ficathon fics have...words. I am actually on track for my writing goals this month, too, after some scrambling make-up work over the weekend.

Oh! And I saw Monsters vs. Aliens this weekend. vague spoilers )

Also, I have to say, somewhat abashedly, that I'm entirely too excited for the Star Trek movie. I mean, I know better, but I still catch myself squeeing every single time. I don't know why! People! Save me!
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (books_stack)
I went to see Wicked this weekend )

Speaking of books, I'm reading Silent on the Moor, by Deanna Raybourn, and loving every melodramatic, overly foreshadowed moment of it. I ought to be reading The Source, which is interesting, long, and due (for reals this time) on April 4, but Moor is way easier to get into, and a lot more...fun. And melodramatic! I have my suspicions, Annerb, about who's really behind the...well, you know. And if I don't get at LEAST a little more kissing this book, I'm going to tear out my hair in frustration.

I have physical therapy scheduled for Thursday, and I AM feeling better besides. Still have the back pain, and my hip and knee (which my doctor thinks is secondary to my back, which makes sense to me) occasionaly give me problems. Mostly when I think I'm feeling better.

My [livejournal.com profile] jacksamfriends fic has a title and a summary, and I'm rather amused that I'm done on time, considering how much trouble it caused me at first. Other ficathon fics have...words. I am actually on track for my writing goals this month, too, after some scrambling make-up work over the weekend.

Oh! And I saw Monsters vs. Aliens this weekend. vague spoilers )

Also, I have to say, somewhat abashedly, that I'm entirely too excited for the Star Trek movie. I mean, I know better, but I still catch myself squeeing every single time. I don't know why! People! Save me!
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (weather)
It's supposed to snow in the slightly higher elevations around here tomorrow and the next day. Not sure I believe them, but they just wanted to prove my hunch that we were out of the woods wrong. It didn't rain today on my way to work, at least.

I bought an external hard drive Monday, so I'll be able to, you know, save things on my computer again. 1TB! !!!

Okay, so today was the Day of Indulgence, and I *could* just point you to the comm and tell you that if you love Sam/Jack, you can just go crazy. Because that's true. Nevertheless, I will highlight [livejournal.com profile] pepper_field's fic, (Rarely) Pure And (Never) Simple, because it is the funniest thing I've ever read. Okay, so technically, Pepper sent this to me a while ago to "beta," which really meant "laugh my ass off at work."

Seriously, though, every single one of those fics is brilliant, unabashed cliche-fic at its best.

And the proof I am nuts? I actually signed up for [livejournal.com profile] thelittlebang today. So. 15,000 words of SG-1 femslash by June 30. I can do that, right?

Right?
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (weather)
It's supposed to snow in the slightly higher elevations around here tomorrow and the next day. Not sure I believe them, but they just wanted to prove my hunch that we were out of the woods wrong. It didn't rain today on my way to work, at least.

I bought an external hard drive Monday, so I'll be able to, you know, save things on my computer again. 1TB! !!!

Okay, so today was the Day of Indulgence, and I *could* just point you to the comm and tell you that if you love Sam/Jack, you can just go crazy. Because that's true. Nevertheless, I will highlight [livejournal.com profile] pepper_field's fic, (Rarely) Pure And (Never) Simple, because it is the funniest thing I've ever read. Okay, so technically, Pepper sent this to me a while ago to "beta," which really meant "laugh my ass off at work."

Seriously, though, every single one of those fics is brilliant, unabashed cliche-fic at its best.

And the proof I am nuts? I actually signed up for [livejournal.com profile] thelittlebang today. So. 15,000 words of SG-1 femslash by June 30. I can do that, right?

Right?
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (ficathon_late)
Do Something Scary fic update: Back from beta, with many flaws pointed out to me, some of which I can probably solve rather quickly. Maybe. May I just say, people, that you guys are awesome about this whole beta thing? I mean, [livejournal.com profile] abyssinia4077 pointed out all the things I couldn't see that were just not working, and I know the fic will be hundreds of times better for it.

Also, I am fairly sure I won't make the deadline (tomorrow), so I was telling [livejournal.com profile] ultranos_fic that I clearly needed an icon to express my lateness, and so she made the one currently gracing this entry. I'm delighted that she thinks the only thing that would keep me from a deadline is the apocalypse. (She clearly didn't know me during the Pirate ficathon, or Apocalypse_kree.)

Debrief, on the other hand, is coded and more or less ready to roll. Woot!

I have something every night of the week this week. Except Saturday, which I shall devote to writing and/or sleeping.

I also made two new icons myself today, in between creating and utilizing many more subfolders to organize my computer. I really needed something to show my love for Alexandra Cabot from SVU. (Gazer, you know that icon we both liked? It's too big for lj. *facepalm*)

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