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I've been remiss. [livejournal.com profile] pepper_field WROTE ME FIC for my birthday. Jack/Sara fic! And it's adorable and delightful and I have absolutely NO excuse for not mentioning it earlier.

Back in Eden.

Sara picks up a stray and ends up with more than she bargained for. :-)
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (OTPsmartass)
This is a compilation of the fics that I keep going back to, time and time again, for a shot of the stupid cute, be they funny, smutty, angsty, or crackalicious. Are we still saying -licious?

See? This is how nostalgic I'm getting!

Of course, these barely scratch the surface of all the fics I know, love, and re-read. I mean, it's really ridiculous how many are NOT on this list. But I have to go to bed sometime!

More Sam/Jack fics are tagged here. Also, I highly recommend searching out the other fics by any and all authors mentioned in this post, and I'm sure I forgot some very talented writers, too.

Recs under here! )
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (Sam_Jack_stillthere)
My extra work project is done done done, so now I'm back to the normal grind, which is fine but today was actually just a *bit* boring--and that's only because client meetings always go longer than scheduled and thus leave no time for my boss to give me work from them. I found things to do, though.

MOST of them didn't involve a Rubik's cube. :-D

Besides work I've hit a(nother) "Must read all the words!" phase, so I re-read Sunshine, by Robin McKinley, which is like Twilight if Twilight were about a kick-ass woman who meets up with vampires who are actually scary and dangerous, and if it were well-written and AWESOME. So, you know, nothing like Twilight at all. I kinda definitely want to read fic about Sunshine's epic adventures after the book ends. Anyone out there have any leads?

I also re-read Silent in the Grave and Silent in the Sanctuary, which were as awesome as I remembered. I approach the next book with trepidation, but I've pretty much decided to take on the next two at a run and hope for the best.

I don't quite know what happened to my re-watch plans. Oh, wait: life. Anyway, I got a little stuck on those but mean to pick them back up at some point. In the meantime, I've been slowly uploading fics to AO3 (including jack_built), and am more than a little scared of 2007 and 2008, as I believe I wrote a LOT of fics during that time. Also, a lot of those were probably "I will never" meme responses, so I'm not quite sure how to post those, since they mostly don't have titles or summaries or plots... I'm tempted to just put them into one fic as separate chapters, but am not sure how well that would go over. BAH.

I've been reading fic--mostly older Sam/Jack, but I just finished Jigsaw by Dira Sudis, which is one of my favoritest fics of all time already. My reaction can be summed up thusly: Oh, team. It's one of those OT4 fics where the OT4 is ALL about the team and the bonds between them (as well as the UST), and it just makes perfect sense. Love it. Is there fic of this fic yet? Because I want more!
holdouttrout: (fangirlz)
I had a concession speech all planned out for my total and utter defeat in the jello deathmatch poll, and then I checked, and [livejournal.com profile] splash_the_cat had already cast her vote in my direction. I WAS going to write a post about how although I would not fear an honorable jello-y death at the hands of such a lovely feline, I would acquiesce graciously to the will of the people.

And then I was going to wax poetic about [livejournal.com profile] splash_the_cat, which would have no doubt lead to more fanart and/or fic.

Alas, said post shall never be completed.

On the other hand, I have a couple of awesome things I must pass on:

1. [livejournal.com profile] annerbhp wrote me a birthday fic. Conversations We Never Had, which is seven conversations between Sam and Jack that never happened (but probably should have). It is made of utter and total win. Also, there is touching.

2. [livejournal.com profile] grav_ity did an amazing and hilarious timeline for Moebius, complete with illustrations, showing that the team at the beginning of the ep and the team at the end of the ep are the same. Except for the fish.

3. [personal profile] ultranos send me a link to this awesome video: Yoshida Brothers: Rising.

Also, I may be playing Twilight Princess on the Wii. I DON'T GAME but I'm loving it. Probably because there is no pointless leveling like every other RPG I've ever played watched my brother play.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (Default)
Bigger on the Inside by [livejournal.com profile] sentientcitizen
A delightful Doctor Who/Gateverse crossover-- Everyone says the same thing when they see the TARDIS for the first time. Well. Ish.

You Win Someā€¦ by [livejournal.com profile] penknife
A cute Sam and Jack gen episode tag for McKay and Mrs Miller.

Miscellany

Jun. 28th, 2010 09:08 pm
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (Default)
This weekend was really, really nice: Saturday for errands and housework, and Sunday for relaxing with wonderful friends, playing leisurely card games in the sunny backyard while their chickens hunted bugs in the corner.

Sometimes I even realize I have a great life.

Today, I finally got around to reading Walked Right out of the Machinery by [personal profile] rydra_wong. I know, I know, I'm terribly late. BUT. It's truly fabulous. GAH.

I also read Like a Body Wholly Body, by [livejournal.com profile] troyswann, which is a follow-up snippet to Operator, an AU SG-1/Matrix crossover. (Jack/Daniel) SG-1 and the Matrix--what could be better?

I also watched Repo! The Genetic Opera, and all I have to say is... WTF?

Finally, the saddest Darth Vader you'll ever see.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (Sam_Jack_stillthere)
Three things make a post, right?

1. I'm reading The Picture of Dorian Gray, only a decade or so behind schedule, since it's one of those books "everyone" reads in school. It's turning interesting, finally, and I think the ending will be killer. *looks carefully around to make sure no one is fuming at her for spoilers OR bad jokes* Look, it was first published in 1890, people.

The real reason I'm writing about it at all is because the picture on the front of my B&N cheap-o edition totally makes me think about Severus Snape. Yes. I am that deep.

2. [personal profile] pepper is pouring out awesomeness on her DW journal lately, and today she brings us Jack's Quick Guide to Genderswap Grammar, with an account of the incident that prompted it.

3. I was pointed to this: Fictional Love Meme. Basically, you sign up with your username, and then other people write you love notes as fictional characters. I couldn't resist!

MY THREAD HERE
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (Default)
A friend recently just finished watching Stargate, and, although she sees the wisdom of the Stupid Cute OTP, she is also enamored with Daniel/Vala. I can help her out with my own prodigious knowledge of Sam/Jack, but the Daniel/Vala... not so much.

Anyway, I am requesting your very best fic recs for Daniel/Vala. Smut, angst, hurt/comfort, fluff--any and all categories are excellent! If you can tell me why you like the fic, that would be awesome, but not necessary.
holdouttrout: (Skeptic)
My question, brought on by boredom and a leftover cupcake from yesterday's birthday celebration, is this:

Would Jack count cupcakes as cake?

Because they really are cake, in one sense, but...they're cupcakes. I never think of cake and cupcakes as essentially the same thing, even though they are.

Right?

And now I've decided I want cake-themed fic. *trundles off to search the web*

Okay, so this post makes me look crazy, too, but trust me, the other one was crazier.

ETA: Wait! Have a couple of sweets before you go. I'll share! I'm nice!

A Stargate-Themed Wedding Cake.
[livejournal.com profile] aurora_novarum wrote What Would Jack Do? (A series of ficlets) that mentions cake. A lot. *grins*
[livejournal.com profile] aurora_novarum also wrote The Lollipop Guild, which ALSO mentions cake.
Jojo wrote Just Don't Eat the Cake, which is Sam/Jack under the influence of really delicious pastry, and one of the most hilarious fics EVER.
holdouttrout: (Skeptic)
My question, brought on by boredom and a leftover cupcake from yesterday's birthday celebration, is this:

Would Jack count cupcakes as cake?

Because they really are cake, in one sense, but...they're cupcakes. I never think of cake and cupcakes as essentially the same thing, even though they are.

Right?

And now I've decided I want cake-themed fic. *trundles off to search the web*

Okay, so this post makes me look crazy, too, but trust me, the other one was crazier.

ETA: Wait! Have a couple of sweets before you go. I'll share! I'm nice!

A Stargate-Themed Wedding Cake.
[livejournal.com profile] aurora_novarum wrote What Would Jack Do? (A series of ficlets) that mentions cake. A lot. *grins*
[livejournal.com profile] aurora_novarum also wrote The Lollipop Guild, which ALSO mentions cake.
Jojo wrote Just Don't Eat the Cake, which is Sam/Jack under the influence of really delicious pastry, and one of the most hilarious fics EVER.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (Tealc/Vala)
I don't know how many of you have used or want to use Scrivener. It's a writing program for the Mac, one that I've heard about but haven't used. Anyway, right now they're doing a special promotion for NaNoWriMo, where the free trial lasts from now until December 7, and if you win NaNo, you get 50% off. You can get the details here.

Two Recs:

[livejournal.com profile] rowan_d wrote a STARGATE fic. Like Fire on Wind, which is broken Sam and angsty and lovely. It's Sam/Jack, although I felt it could possibly be read as friendship, (as long as you read everyone in love with everyone else, like I do). Rowan took Sam's tendency to pessimism and wove it into a fic where Sam is alienated from the team by her own feelings and actions.

The second one is a much older fic--really a series, but I just re-read it and just...love it to pieces. [livejournal.com profile] cofax7's This is Not Wartime. OT3 (Sam/Jack/Daniel) apocafic set after season 7, where the team is all broken and adrift and trying desperately to eke out a victory against the Goa'uld who have conquered Earth.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (brains_xlormp)
Don't let me forget: I have to take pictures of my newest sewing project and share them. (I just need to take the pics when it is actually light out.)

Also, sekrit note to [profile] annienau08: It's September 11 already. Don't think I've forgotten about October.

Okay, for the fun stuff.

1) [livejournal.com profile] annerbhp has posted the Prologue for The Raggedy Edge, the Firefly/SG-1 crossover she wrote for MEEEE! She has promised not to torture y'all too much by posting too slowly, so you should be able to read as it goes, or wait just a little and get it all at once.

2) [livejournal.com profile] dsudis wrote Careful Where You Touch, which is about Sam/Vala and a lot of stupid rules. It's fun, and there's a lot of teamy goodness, too, which I find AWESOME in ship fic.

3) [livejournal.com profile] annerbhp pointed me to Rumors of My Demise, by Dee. It's a Star Wars fic, and it's Padme/Obi-Wan, which is a secret guilty pairing of mine, and it's a fix-it for Revenge of the Sith.

4) I thought this was a hilarious article about Dragon*Con.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (think invisible)
I'm house sitting again, which is going to be more fun this time, even considering the fact I have to give the dog pills, because this time it is not going to be 90-100 degrees every day while I walk the dog. YAY!

I'm just crossing my fingers I can log onto their internet. It *should* work, anyway.

Work is stupid. Well, my job itself is fine--lots of crazy stuff going on, but I'm framing it as an "interesting challenge requiring endurance" and so far that's helping. *g* I even have a new computer to help me through the madness, only apparently TPTB have decided, in their infinite wisdom, that I do not actually need Adobe Acrobat.

Um. Yeah. I REALLY DO. (There are a few features that I use(d) all the time that you cannot get for free on the internet like their helpful FAQ doc suggests.)

I'm calling tomorrow to speak with people and give them a piece of my mind.

MORE IMPORTANTLY.

[livejournal.com profile] nandamai WROTE WINGFIC. Only not. :-) But it is cute, funny, and all-around awesome, and if you like Moebius Sam/Jack, you need to go read it immediately (if you haven't already). Minos Does Not Rule the Skies, PG.

I tell you, the best part about this last week? TONS of ficlets from Nanda. (I mean, besides my friend's baby shower, which was pretty awesome, and not just because she is the first really close friend to be pregnant OMG. She had a whole Dr. Seuss thing, and it counteracted the pink overload nicely. (Seriously, so much pink.))
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (brains_xlormp)
[livejournal.com profile] sg_fignewton wrote me a fic for my birthday, and it's hilarious team in one of my favorite cliches--captured and about to be sacrificed*. :-D Fig had asked me what I wanted, and impulsively I said, "swords!" There are no swords, but I think she went one better. Also, Teal'c pwns everyone, though when doesn't he? Attitude of the Knife, PG, team.

I have Hermione hair today. I kinda like it. I also helped my mother, currently reading through Harry Potter for the first time, remember how to pronounce Hermione by repeating it with her several times during dinner as if it were an incantation.

It's still hot. The website I like for temperature says it's 102 F. I haven't felt the need to go outside to check for myself. I may be going home, eating something, and heading to the library for a couple of hours. Or maybe I'll check into a hotel. I'm not joking about that.

In between rocking my job today, I've been reading Psychotic Letters from Men, which [livejournal.com profile] surreallis threw my way earlier this week. OMG. The scary thing about this site is that I know people personally who have stories like that. Thankfully, most men really aren't as bad as these guys.

Oh, and Stark Industries has an important press release.


*In case you don't think this is a cliche, I direct you to another of my favorite SG-1-about-to-be-sacrificed stories, SG-1 and the Valentine of Doom, by [livejournal.com profile] annerbhp which is a humorously gruesome Sam/Jack story.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (weather)
First of all, thank you to everyone who has (or will!) wish me a good birthday! It's always just a bit strange to me to wake up and check online and see so many mentions of my name--it's a little like being a BNF for a day, perhaps? *G*

Thank you to the nice anonymouse who gave me an lj gift certificate, which is going toward reinstating all my userpics, currently sad and locked away beyond my reach.

Onto the shareable goodies!

[livejournal.com profile] ziparumpazoo wrote a Special edition of Christmas Cookie Theater that is very sweet, although not sappy.

[livejournal.com profile] mrspollifax wrote me birthday fic! Shine Tomorrow, which is set during "Beneath the Surface" and is Sam/Jack (Jonah/Thera), and brilliantly buoyant in an angsty way.

[livejournal.com profile] beanpot ALSO wrote birthday fic (for me and [livejournal.com profile] rigel_7, who of course I forgot to wish a happy birthday yesterday *facepalm*). Et Tu? West Wing/Stargate crossover, in which Bartlet learns about the "top-secret" Stargate program that might be about to destroy the world. The banter in this fic is awesome to behold.

EDIT: [livejournal.com profile] pepper_field wrote and DREW stick-figure SG-1 for me. I love her. This is delightfully cracky and is perfect in every way.

***

In other news, my birthday is going pretty well. I woke up to find cinnamon rolls and strawberries waiting for my breakfast--a gift from my roommate(s), and there were flowers, candy, and brownies at work. *g*

Tonight, I'm going to eat out with a couple of friends, and probably watch more LOCI, even though I'm still not *quite* seeing the ship, guys.

Now if only work would stop being quite so annoyingly work-like. And long.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (Sam_Jack_stillthere)
Oddly enough, the two items in the subject heading aren't really related. *g*

Nor is this going to be a post with TMI.

Just wanted to make sure everyone's expectations were set properly. :-)

So... [personal profile] abyssinia and I were talking last night, and ranting a bit about fannish fascination with unhealthy relationships, and I mentioned that sometimes I wanted to right about people who had completely normal and loving childhoods, who grew up and fell in love with someone based on mutual respect, and then spent the next few decades having boring sex. [personal profile] ultranos assured me that if I wrote such a story, she would read it, especially if the people involved did super-exciting things during the daytime, like being international spies or time-travellers, or defeating evil robots bent on world domination. (I'm detailing a bit from what she said, but the point's the same, I think. We also kinda thought that maybe they'd let the man be on top every once in a while, just to spice things up a bit. ;-P)

I'm currently on a quest to rediscover my Sam/Jack lurve, which means watching various episodes of SG-1 (mostly in the later seasons for fic research) but also includes reading fic. I have a few fics I'm planning on re-reading because they're my go-to favorites, like Bird Stealing Bread, by [livejournal.com profile] surreallis. It's got a somewhat unusual premise, it's hot, it's angsty, and did I mention it's hot? Besides those things, though, it always captures a mood for me--kinda sad, kinda hopeful, and very grounded in the reality of the three people involved.

What I want to know is: What is your ONE favorite fic (for today)?

Sam/Jack is, of course, helpful and especially welcome, but if you're not into that pairing/show, then you should answer the question generally. Just...you can only answer ONE fic, and it should be one of the top ones you immediately think of. You CAN rec yourself, though I'm guessing no one will, because we all like to pretend we're modest sometimes other people seem to say it better.
holdouttrout: not your ordinary fish (Default)
[personal profile] tracer's birthday is today, and I would be remiss if I did not wish her a happy one! I hope it is filled with much glee...and cake. *grins*

I also want to pass on a couple of recs:

[livejournal.com profile] troyswann wrote an SG-1/Matrix crossover (transplantation) fic that nails the Matrix style while keeping the SG-1 characters intact. It's Jack/Daniel est., Jack PoV, and it is shiny. Operator.

[personal profile] oxoniensis wrote they care, so I don't have to, which is a Better off Ted fic, and I feel like that's really all I have to say to get you to read it. *grins*

I totally meant to rec Time Cannot Erase by [livejournal.com profile] ziparumpazoo a few days ago and forgot. [livejournal.com profile] ziparumpazoo wrote this fic for me for the [livejournal.com profile] sjficathon, and it's beautifully crafted Moebius Sam/Jack fic done in parallel times for a thoughful mood. *hugs it and wishes it didn't make her feel guilty about not yet finishing her own fic* :-)
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 (Tealc/Vala)
I was going to do one big post with the three ficlets I'd written for the porn battle and then a couple of links, but the links got unmanageable, so I figured I'd better split them up.

First, [livejournal.com profile] _minxy_, who ran [livejournal.com profile] gateverse_remix this year (and did an excellent job, too), wrote a remix for ME. It is, of course, fabulous. Without Fear of Wind or Vertigo (The Joker's Wild remix), a remix of Jester's Silence, which is Teal'c and Vala prank wars during 'Unending.' Minxy does a fabulous job of fleshing out Vala and her reactions to the situation, in a way that made me ache for her and the others.

I still need to read the large majority of stories from the remix, and I hope to get to them soon.

Girls are as good at math as boys!.

The researchers found no difference in the scores of boys versus girls -- not even in high school. Studies 20 years ago showed girls and boys did equally well on math in elementary school, but girls fell behind in high school.

This study and article makes me smile. I've always known that, but now the research shows it. The Onion has a nice companion piece. I love humor that makes its point effectively in a very brief space.

This entry, about personalized cell phone rings, made me laugh until I cried. This is especially awesome for the church-going among you.

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