propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Hi there! This is propinquitine from LJ (because who else would be posting under a fake-word pseud based on a word she first discovered in an Edna St. Vincent Millay poem?). I'm not sure what to do with this journal, yet, but [personal profile] winkingstar was kind (and by kind, I mean awesome) enough to send me an invite code, so I'm name-squatting for the time being.

Also on the list of "things I'm doing for the time being":
- wondering how JFlan can be so hot and so dorky at the same time
- imagining many many scenarios in which John and Rodney are totally happy and in love
- trying to graduate from law school

Why yes, 1 and 2 do interfere with the third!
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
I'm back from my unplanned three-week-ish hiatus from lj! Things have been getting busy in this, my last semester of law school (four weeks until graduation, gah!), and combining the standard paper-writing, class-attending, and sort-of-reading for class with family coming to visit, bar loan applications, and, oh yeah, directing a play, I've been remiss in keeping up on my reading-and-commenting here.

For instance, it's been [livejournal.com profile] mcsmooch time for two weeks now, and I've barely read any of them! This makes for a fabulous store of kisses that I'll start going through now, and I'm just going to get over my "Oh, but it's weird to comment after the first few days a story's been up," nonsense and try to comment on what I do get to read. (Consider this a heads-up re: awkwardly late comments from me on your posts from the past few weeks, too, since I'm also planning on catching up on the ol' flist.)

I did manage to scratch out a(n admittedly kind of weird) smooch myself: One Hundred Percent (Plus), and posted it un-beta'd, since I thought the deadline was today and have only just noticed the extension. So, if you spot anything wonky or have concrit, please do let me know! (And now that there's an extension, I might procrastinate from the paper-writing I'm supposed to be doing by writing another smoochlet that focuses more on kissing, less on sandwiches.)

Oh, and please link me to cool/interesting/funny/ficcish/important posts that have appeared the past few weeks, if you think of it!
propinquitine: (OTW)
It's not too late to donate to the OTW! (Well, I'm guessing the general policy is, "It's never too late to donate to the OTW!", but it's currently not too late to donate for the current membership drive.)

For just $10, you get a vote in the board membership elections, the immensely satisfying feeling that you're helping to support projects like the Archive of Our Own and Fanlore, and a chance to post one of these nifty cat macros:

OTW: buildin ur infrastructure

Thanks for taking a break from the voyeurism to help out, Ceiling Cat! Please use my $25 to buy yourself something pretty -- a new soldering gun, perhaps?

propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Title: Visual Acuity
Rating: PG
Pairing: John/Rodney
Word count: 8800
Spoilers: Minor through 5x20
A/N: Major thanks for various efforts at betaing, audiencing, and cheerleading to [livejournal.com profile] beadattitude, [livejournal.com profile] fish_echo, [livejournal.com profile] kimberlyfdr, [livejournal.com profile] winkingstar, and M. (It takes a village, heh.)
Also, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] le_mot_mo for her support throughout the process, and for the absolutely gorgeous art.

For [livejournal.com profile] artword Challenge 16: Colors.


Art by [livejournal.com profile] le_mot_mo; to see the beautiful full-size image and leave her comments, go here!


Summary: 'There's not a cloud in the sky, Colonel,' Rodney said, and John had just enough time to register Teyla's look of concern, Ronon's frown, and Rodney's suddenly colorless eyes before everything went black. )

propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Title: The Bad Day Reflex
Pairing: John/Rodney
Rating: PG/PG-13
Word count: ~1,600
Summary: Rodney uses John as a pillow. John's okay with that.
A/N: Total fluff, written to try my hand at Rodney's p.o.v. again and to distract myself from academia (and because the radio in the coffee shop just had to play Ring of Fire on Valentine's Day). Beta thanks to [livejournal.com profile] winkingstar.

Well, where would you go if you'd had a bad day? )

propinquitine: (John and Rodney: Home)
Oh, how I love [livejournal.com profile] mcsmooch time! It never fails to get me into a writing mood. (Now if I could only find the law school paper equivalent). This round's offering (posted over in the comm):

Title: Mission Planning
Rating: PG-13 (I guess?)
Word Count: ~ 1325
Spoilers: minor for 4x04 Doppelganger
A/N: Set post-canon (late season 6, by my reckoning); beta by my lj-less sometimes-roommate M.

John hadn't really meant to schedule it.

propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Happiest of JFlan's Birthdays to you and yours! What better way to observe the forty-second anniversary of this auspicious day than with a celebratory picspam? Here: have some JFlan! (and John Sheppard, Lionel Thayer, Julian Lodge, etc.)

Warning: image-heavy. Really ridiculously image-heavy. )



propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Got a hankerin' for some Ruus wine or lemon (death) bars? Curious to see what Earth-equivalent ingredients tava bean and tuttleroot soup might include? Dying to know how to make a proper Salisbury steak?

Then check out De Re Coquinaria Pegasi, the extensive Pegasus galaxy/Atlantis Expedition cookbook, assembled by [livejournal.com profile] winkingstar and contributions from her minions. The cookbook contains dozens of recipes (including drinks, sides & salads, main dishes, and desserts), as well as photos, captions, and recipe-inspired fic (all gen or Teyla/Kanaan, which there needs to be more of in the world, IMO).

The above link takes you to the noticeboard post, which has links to the wiki-based online version as well as the download links for the PDF. I highly recommend looking through the PDF, which has 40+ pages of photos with captions that aren't on the wiki.

So check it out, try out some recipes, and if you've got your own ideas to contribute, we'd love to see them!
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Title: Lost Horizon
Rating: PG
Word Count: 4800
Characters/Pairings: team, gen
Spoilers: some basic developments in season 5, but AU plot-wise
A/N: Huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] beadattitude for the speedy and thorough beta, and for helping me figure out what this story was actually about. And thanks to [livejournal.com profile] highonstargate for partnering with me on the [livejournal.com profile] artword challenge, and creating such a beautiful cover.
Summary: There's so much wonder in the world, but you have to be able to see it.

A century and a half of electric light can't completely obscure millennia of awe and reverence for the night sky, but it can overshadow it. )



propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
So I don't usually do memes, but in the past 12 hours I've seen three that I really liked, and I needed something to do to keep me awake in Admin. Thus: Three Memes!

#1 - The Photo Mosaic Meme )

#2 - The 'Be Pete Wentz' Poetry Meme )

#3 - The Question-and-Random Answer Meme )

Okay, who's next?



propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Title: An Eighth of a Mile Isn't That Far Away (but an Eighth of a Kilometer's Even Closer)
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: John/Rodney
Word count: 3,617
Spoilers: vaguely for 5x14 - The Prodigal
Summary: Rodney discovers the joys of the collaborative process.
A/N: This is for [livejournal.com profile] newkidfan, to thank her for her amazing work running the [livejournal.com profile] artword Round Robin challenge. Originally posted in the [livejournal.com profile] newkidtastic comm, now somewhat revised and betaed by [livejournal.com profile] winkingstar and M.

For a set of runners k running at distinct speeds around a track of unit length . . . )
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
I've posted a kiss!fic over on [livejournal.com profile] mcsmooch. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] kimberlyfdr and M., my LJ-less sometimes-roommate, for the beta work. All remaining tense, pronoun, and sentence structure issues are my own.

Title: Quotidienne
Rating: PG
Pairing: John/Rodney
Word Count: 812
propinquitine: (John and Rodney: Home)
And the other three stories I worked on for [livejournal.com profile] artword are up!

There's Lost In Communication, where [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve left off her section with the incredibly fun idea of John thinking Lorne thinks Rodney's a spy. (For a time, I was plotting out a very farcical exploration of who thinks what when, and why, with the big reveal at the end being that it's actually Chuck who's the spy and disappears from the gateroom in a cloud of smoke, ninja-like. But that would've been several thousand words long, not right for this challenge, and [livejournal.com profile] trinityofone's done it already.) The title's very apt, and the resulting artwork is wonderful.

Then there's Everything John Never Wanted To Know About the Wraith, and Rodney Should Have Been Afraid to Ask. My first thought was to go in a cracky direction, with John reluctant to go back to the planet because the naked Wraith remind him of his two greatest fears: bugs and clowns (all that pasty white skin!). But I got distracted by Rodney undressing John, and instead [livejournal.com profile] hyperfocused finished the story up in a very sincere and touching way, which is reflected in the art.

Discoveries is the story I started. I began with the idea that John and Rodney get trapped in a VR room that keeps cycling through different scenarios that the city's pulled from the multimedia that the expedition members have uploaded to the central servers -- mostly, I wanted someone to have saved one of those Olde Timey Photos on their computers, so that at some point in the story we'd see Teyla in one of those floofy dresses, sitting in a bathtub with a Tommy gun, wearing a really wide-brimmed hat. Also, there could be a Buffy fusion, in which John is the Slayer. (I want to hear him make comments about his kicky boots.) But I got up to the first phowm and realized that it was probably more fun for the next person to write if I didn't specify what the room did. I wouldn't have thought of the incredible-shrinking-room aspect, or the garden-of-self-discovery angle, and those are really neat, so I'm glad I left it where I did. The art process for this one is really cool -- you can see the shifting tone of the story in what the artists create, and the end result would be a really gorgeous banner/journal header. :-)

And we've still got a few days of posting to go! [livejournal.com profile] newkidfan did a phenomenal job organizing all of this, and I'll be sad not to have a new story to work on every week!



propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Posting for the [livejournal.com profile] artword Round Robin challenge started yesterday! It looks like there will be two stories posted a day for the next week or so. Each author got to write a portion of four different fics, and each round of writing was followed by a round of art-making by some very talented artists. You can check out all of the fic from this challenge here.

I wrote the conclusion to story 01 - Only Can Give (What You Have) (from when they sit on the mattress to the end).

cut for some musings on the round robin Round 4 process )

propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (slashers)
So I'm definitely not going to make the happy!fic deadline -- I've been up to my ears in school work, journal/clinic/play stuff, and defending my apartment from bedbugs (no bugs for me, but apparently someone on my floor had a full-on infestation, so everyone got fumigated, and I had the fantastic task of laundering every bit of fabric I own and packing it away in plastic bags, whoo!).

I spent most of last week (on Fall Break from school) working Voter Protection for the Obama campaign in PA, and I'm going back tomorrow through E-Day. Enfranchisement, FTW! I'm finding it a lot easier to deal with all of my tension re: the election (so much tension) by working on concrete tasks for the campaign. Instead of "oh crap, national polling data that I can't do a thing about", it's "oh crap, a spreadsheet that needs a total overhaul and several hours of data entry" which I can totally take care of. And there's always more distracting work to be done!

So yeah, happy!fic-writing hasn't been happening (though I did participate in this month's [livejournal.com profile] artword round robin challenge, which was awesome and will be going live maybe next week?), but I like the idea that I was working with, so it may eventually see the light in some other form.

I'm feeling both ficcish and contrite, though, and I know I'll need some minor non-election-related breaks over the coming days, so if anyone wants to give me a prompt to ponder, leave it here!

And here's an example of how I've been diverting my election-stress energy )



propinquitine: (John and Rodney: Home)
So I don't have Photoshop or any other fancy image editing software, and my art skills are somewhat limited, but there was that scene in 5x11 - The Lost Tribe that's begging to be manipped, and I, uh, took a shot at it. In MSPaint. (With a side of Photoshop Express, the very limited version of Photoshop available online.)

Results behind the cut due to minor spoilers for 5x11, and also amateur image editing. )
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Poor [livejournal.com profile] winkingstar is battling a mice problem in her new (5th floor?) apartment. (I was not aware that mice could ride elevators. Perhaps they were catching a lift with the maintenance people who have taken a month + to redo the bathroom?) This is most certainly a Not Fun situation. Thus:

A Somewhat Incoherent But Hopefully Distracting Picspam )

propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Happy First Monday, everyone! The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session, clerks are slaving over briefs, and I'm particularly interested in the FCC v. FOX case that's going to oral argument on Nov. 4th. (Why yes, that's Election Day. The sheer idiocy of not making Election Day a national holiday is a rant for another time. Briefly: so
stupid! How are people supposed to have time to vote?)

Here: Have some celebratory JFlan. )



propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
So I saw this image on Joe Mallozzi's blog, and I couldn't resist charting out my own wishful-thinking season 6.

cut for ridiculously large image. how do I resize things? )

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