propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
So I wrote a little [ profile] mcsmooch called Unlocked just yesterday, and thought that I should maybe post a link in my own journal, for track-keeping and informational purposes.

Then I remembered that [ profile] sga_santa reveals happened back on the 1st, so that I should probably also let people know that I wrote Never Quite What You Expect for [ profile] monanotlisa

And then I remembered that I never did post about my [ profile] mcshep_match story The Ingenious Dr. Rodney McKay of Atlantis, which I wrote for Team Peace and which still needs some vital edits, dang.

And then I thought, "Wait, have I really only written three things since August?", and had to go look up the fact that, no, last [ profile] mcsmooch time (October 09), I wrote No Contest, and also forgot to mention that.

So! This is not really a Fic Year in Review post, but it's a list of what I've done since August 2009, at least. I'm now quite convinced that I should a) create a masterlist of my fic, so that I don't lose track of what all I've written, and b) actually upload my stuff to my AO3 account and, in the process, do all the little edits I keep meaning to do, seriously.

If anyone has any advice on masterlists -- what you-as-a-writer have found helpful, what you-as-a-reader prefer, what you-as-a-librarian/archivist (ahem, [ profile] winkingstar) would recommend -- please do let me know!

ETA: All the above-linked fic is John/Rodney, PG-ish rating at most, and replete with em-dashes. In some things, I am consistent!

propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes! I had a lovely couple of days back home with family and friends, and several excellent meals, including one at this fantastic little wine & cheese & chocolate & beer-tasting restaurant in Philly. Total hole-in-the-wall type place, but with the best cheese selection I've seen since I was last in France, which was, oh man, 6 1/2 years ago now. [ profile] winkingstar, scratch my demand for imported chocolate, and bring me back some proper chèvre!

To show that I'm not quite so greedy as my last comment would indicate, I wanted to share the omgsodarling chibis that [ profile] chkc drew for me!

She asked me for a prompt maybe a week before the bar, and I blathered on for several paragraphs about multiple choice questions and the elements of adverse possession. )
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 [ 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: 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 [ profile] beadattitude, [ profile] fish_echo, [ profile] kimberlyfdr, [ profile] winkingstar, and M. (It takes a village, heh.)
Also, thanks to [ profile] le_mot_mo for her support throughout the process, and for the absolutely gorgeous art.

For [ profile] artword Challenge 16: Colors.

Art by [ 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 [ profile] winkingstar.

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

propinquitine: (John and Rodney: Home)
Oh, how I love [ 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)
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 [ profile] newkidfan, to thank her for her amazing work running the [ profile] artword Round Robin challenge. Originally posted in the [ profile] newkidtastic comm, now somewhat revised and betaed by [ 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 [ profile] mcsmooch. Many thanks to [ 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 [ profile] artword are up!

There's Lost In Communication, where [ 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 [ 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 [ 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! [ 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 [ 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 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 [ 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)
For my own organizational purposes, post-dating this entry from the future (Dear August '08 Self: It's okay, Obama gets elected and you get that fellowship. Love, February '09 Self) because I just realized I never posted a link here to my Shrine post-(post-)ep/future!fic for the August '08 [ profile] mcsmooch fest. So:

Fic: Acceptable Outcome (spoilers for 5x06 - The Shrine)
Variation on what I'm sure will become a theme, spoilers for 5x06 - The Shrine, PG-13, 1179 words.
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Home Team)
As I'm sure you've all seen already, the winners for McShep Match were announced, and the Home Team was victorious! (Well, by 12/100ths of a point, so it's more like "the Home Team squeaked by on a statistically insignificant margin!" But still: !!!)

I contributed the Home Team story For Future Reference for the "chapter and verse" prompt. It's a fairly fluffy piece -- I caused myself much consternation trying to figure out what kind of epic, angsty story I should write, and then I thought, "Wait, why did you pick this prompt in the first place? Oh, right: boys making out in libraries."

Huge thanks to [ profile] winkingstar for betaing this 10 hours before the deadline. I promise that no library materials were harmed in the making of this story.
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Title: Modern Myth
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Passing reference to "Tao of Rodney".
Length: 2,684 words
Notes: I am in awe of people who can write short smooches. This was the briefest (of 5!) kisses that I attempted.

ETA: Now available in podfic form, as read by the lovely [ profile] winkingstar!

The fairytale's a bit different in the Pegasus galaxy. )
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Well, that episode certainly burrowed into my brain, even more than they usually do. This is an attempt to pull out the mindworms.

Title: Foreseeable
Author: [ profile] propinquitine     
Characters/Pairing: John, Keller, Rodney; McKay/Sheppard (pre-slash)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2,641, un-betaed. Feedback much appreciated!
Warning: Spoilers for 4.20 - The Last Man
Genre: Missing scene
Summary:  Hearing about it had been bad enough; he doesn't know that he'd want to see it, now, even if it is different. Will be different. Shall have been? God, he hates time travel.

Foreseeable )
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