propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
As I mentioned in my last post, my friend M. gave me a list of 30 prompts, the original idea being that I'd do one a day for the month of November (er, 2009). I doubt I'll ever be able to do thirty straight days of finding the time to write, but I need to do something. Hence: 30 Days of Writing (Non-Consecutive).

Today's prompt is balloons )

Written work is: fic, SGA, G, team + minor John/Rodney, ~1000 words
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)
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 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)
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? )
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 [livejournal.com 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. (Default)
So I was doing a little vanity-googling of my lj name (yes, I'm lame, I embrace it), and ran across this page:
Small Grocery: NUTRITION DRINKS: POWERBAR shakes
. (Link coded with "nofollow", that handy bit of HTML I've been learning about from recent fannish goings-on, so it should be okay to click.) It's a copy of my 4x20 missing scene Foreseeable, but it appears to have been translated from English to Russian and back again, and is now being used to advertise for NUTRITION DRINKS (specifically, POWERBAR shakes). Um, what?

From the story summary: Will-power be opposite. Shall be enduring been? God, he hates chance excursions. )

I guess the moral of the story is this: Vanity-googling your lj username might not be a bad idea. Forewarned is forearmed! And you can file me under NUTRITION DRINKS.
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 [livejournal.com profile] winkingstar for betaing this 10 hours before the deadline. I promise that no library materials were harmed in the making of this story.
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