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Below is a list of all of my fic to date, organized in reverse-chronological order (most recent on top). All stories are SGA, John/Rodney as the main pairing (except for that one gen straggler, which only counts as gen because I haven't gotten around to writing the sequel where they totally make out.) Warnings forthcoming, as are links to the stories on the AO3.

Last Updated: 31 March 2010 )
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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
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Ah, yes, I knew I was forgetting a step: My interview for McShep Match is over here, posted a week ago, and, ooop, now having several comments that need responding to. If you've got any questions for me, give 'em an ask, and I'll be happy to answer them promptly.

Also: McShep Match posting starts TOMORROW! There should be a lot of great stories and art, and I can't wait to see what everyone's come up with. I'm nervous about my story, and can't tell whether it's just because I rarely go this long between finishing a fic and getting feedback on it, or because I haven't written anything SGA (or non-work-related, really) since January and was really rusty. Really. And made some odd choices in the type of story I decided to tell, vis-à-vis my strengths as a writer. Le sigh.

[ profile] winkingstar and I chatted today (IRL, because she came for a visit and we spent two and a half hours looking at rocks and then saw Morris dancers on the street, yay!) about how much harder it's been to write and podfic and generally be creative since leaving school & entering the workforce. I'd thought that having structured work/non-work time would make it easier, since there'd be these great expanses of evenings and weekends that I could devote to writing, but then I get home from my job (which I love!), sometimes rather late, and all I want to do is turn my brain off for a little while.

To that end, I think I'm going to try a little experiment. Last October, my friend M. gave me a list of 30 prompts to use in a not-quite-NaNo "write something every day in November" challenge. That . . . did not happen, clearly, and I doubt I'll ever succeed in writing something every single day in a given month -- my work schedule just won't permit that. But! I'm going to try doing something for each of the prompts over a relatively short period of time, because I need to try something to get my writing mojo back. I think I'll call it 30 Days of Writing: Non-Consecutive.

And I think I'll start tomorrow.
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So Remix reveals went up, back on Sunday, and now I can tell you that I was responsible for the Good Omens story True to Form (The Self Reflection Remix), which is a remix of [ profile] daegaer's snippet Appearances can be Deceptive.* It was fun** to work in an entirely new fandom; I'd read Good Omens back in February and promptly inhaled a whole bunch of Crowley/Aziraphale fic,*** but hadn't really thought of writing anything since I've only ever done SGA.

ETA: Cut for length, vague spoilers for Good Omens and Master and Commander. What, I got rambly. )
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1. Incredibly behind on LJ; intend to try catching up this holiday weekend; how is it the end of May?

2. Remix went live nearly a week ago, and I thoroughly enjoyed my mystery remixer's story Never Quite What It Looks Like (The Virtual Remix), which takes Never Quite What You Expect (the [ profile] sga_santa story I wrote for [ profile] monanotlisa this past year) and gives it a plot and some wonderful Rodney POV and moar GIANT SPACE LASERS and -- yes, it's delightful, so do go check it out, if you like awesome things.

3. I snagged a place on Team Work for [ profile] mcshep_match this year! The Match is always highly relevant to my interests and it was excellent to see how enthusiastic people were to sign up again this year. The annual drabble challenge is underway (. . . er, and has been for almost a week? Dang! So behind!), and it's open to all, so check that out if you'd like to spend some time with John and Rodney in 100 word increments.

4. I can't seem to sleep past 7AM, which is a particular problem if I go to bed at 1:30AM. Any suggestions for how to get more sleep?
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Well, that was an unintentional hiatus! I got incredibly busy at work for a few weeks, there, which made it all too easy to slide back into lurkerdom, but I've gone and signed up for Remix 8 ([ profile] remixers_lounge), so I should be a bit more active, fannishly, for the next bit.

Been having lovely weather here in DC, and you know it's spring (or antipodean autumn) when the first [ profile] mcshep_match interest post goes up! I'm definitely planning to sign up again (was just talking with [ profile] winkingstar earlier today about strategic taking-of-vacation-days before fest deadlines, in fact), and I can't wait to see what the team themes are this year!

Also, possibly of interest: Remix asked for a fic index, so I've put together a masterlist. It's not quite complete -- I still need to put warnings on my fic and upload copies to AO3 -- but it's got working links to pretty much everything I've done. I had to laugh when I realized there are precisely two things that I've written that were not in response to some fest or challenge; I'm so glad that challenge season (and its promise of oh-so-inspiring deadlines) is starting up again.

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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)
I hope everyone's having a wonderful end-of-the-year season and getting however much rest and rejuvenation you need. Between some extended-familial estrangement and my parents making their final break from the whole religion thing (two entirely unrelated events!), we had a quiet, relaxing, secular Christmas chez moi yesterday -- my favorite kind!

Now I'm headed of to Ireland until January 4th (and just realizing that I really should've mentioned this beforehand, and gleaned some travel tips from you all, drat!). I'll probably be able to check email intermittently, since at least one of our hotels has free wifi, hurrah, but won't be around much otherwise. But then: actual & regular reading/responding/posting, for real this time!

Oh, and since I won't be back until after the [ profile] sga_santa reveals are up (and will be thus slightly delayed in responding to the lovely feedback!), if you want to guess which one I wrote, comment here and I will write you a little something if you're right (and, er, if you want me to). I can't wait to find out who wrote the sweet team-y John/Rodney story Growing Pains for me!

Finally: anyone who's feeling a little post-holiday (pre-New Years?) blues should go check out [ profile] chkc's absolutely darling holiday chibis. There's even a Leverage chibi!team! Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, (unless you hate joy, I guess).


Dec. 13th, 2009 06:29 pm
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It's the middle of December, really? (I'm leaving for a trip to Ireland the day after Christmas and won't be back until a few days into the new year, so for me, December's functionally about 23 days long. SO much work to get done before then, aaaargh!)

Ahem. So yes, things have been busy 'round these parts, and I keep meaning to do a little update post to explain how I'm not slipping back into lurker mode, nosiree (even though it's so easy to do), it's just that things are hectic. And then something else happens, and it's suddenly three weeks later and still no post.

For instance: did I mention that I passed the bar? I sure whined about studying for it enough over the summer, but I think my victory!post on that front was another one of those that I only wrote in my head. But yes, bar passed, and by the end of January I will be an honest-to-goodness licensed attorney. Me-of-five-years-ago is still scratching her head over how that one happened.

Also, thank you to [ profile] winkingstar and delightful anonymous person for the snowflake cookie things! I gather there was some sort of LJ-beneficence/glitch a bit ago that resulted in a deluge of wintry treats everywhere? That's one of those things I missed while on self-imposed LJ-exile in order to get my [ profile] sga_santa story done -- it worked, though I'm still a little iffy on the final product, but it also means I'm way behind on many things.

Basically, this post boils down to: FYI, awkwardly late comments to your recent-ish posts, incoming!
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Man, I keep meaning to do an update on all the neat things that have happened in the last few weeks months. And then more neat things happen and take up any free time and/or mental energy I have. Not a bad problem to have, really, but it makes for irregular posting.

But: I venture out of my quasi-lurkerdom to offer an Archive of Our Own invite code to whomever may still need one. Leave me a comment if you do! And trust me: even if you upload a single story and then don't return to it for 8+ months, they don't kick you out of the Archive.
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
If you still haven't voted on some/any/all of the [ profile] mcshep_match fics, you've got about 7 1/2 hours left! Same goes for the Guess-the-Author contest, and there are some pretty sweet prizes for winning (with multiple ways to win, I believe!), so why not give it a try? At least tell me which one you think I wrote. :-)

In other news, it took me less than 4 weeks to break my "No LJ at Work" rule. (Which is surprising, given that I've had "Barely Any Internet at Home" for much of that time.) Back to work!
propinquitine: (at peace)
So I get back from my sojourn to Canada* to discover that we're already three days into [ profile] mcshep_match! Whoo! (And then the neighbor's wireless I'd been scamming at my new place evaporated, so now we're actually at Day Five of the Match, and I've got ten stories/works of art to catch up on.) Big thanks to [ profile] gaffsie and [ profile] fish_echo for the when-you-say-'last minute'-you're-not-kidding beta!

Also, I kept meaning to mention this, but both teams have been doing interviews over the past month. Mine is here, and [ profile] busaikko has been rounding up links to all of the interviews here. And, shoot, I just realized I didn't reply to the comments people left, so I'm-a go do that now.

Thus endeth today's you've-probably-realized-this-already updates!

*Quirkiest Canadian (or at least Ontarioan) thing I discovered this trip: you have to buy your milk in bags. You can get a large bag with four liter (excuse me, litre) bags inside, and then you get this little pitcher to put the smaller bags in side. Different!

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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. )
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Status Update: I'm alive!

The bar exam . . . went, and is over (which is the really important thing). Now I'm slowly getting used to being a non-student who doesn't have to take exams, and who is also a marginally pleasant person to be around. (Current project: remembering how not to pick apart every sentence said to me by someone else because, hey, it isn't a multiple choice question with a trick hidden somewhere in the depths of its syntax, Mom really just wants to know if I want to go shopping with her.)

I'm staying at my parents' house for a few days and catching up with them and some local friends, then headed back up north to pack up my apartment (and work on my [ profile] mcshep_match story -- check this space next week for pleas for betaing!) and get ready to move to the DC metro area (which [ profile] winkingstar and I plan to quite thoroughly conquer, once she gets back from gallivanting around Europe).

Mostly, I'm looking forward to catching up on all of the fun things and life-having that was going on while I've been in seclusion. Links to greatness are always appreciated, as are any suggestions for how to deal with my impending first September in twenty years that won't involve going to school.
propinquitine: (at peace)
Hot dang, the voting's really heating up over at the [ profile] mcshep_match drabble challenge. And with good reason: not only are both teams' pride at stake, but so is a two-day deadline extension for the victorious team. As someone who's not going to be able to start writing in earnest until she's taken (and hopefully passed, ohgodohgodpleasepleaseplease) the bar exam at the very end of July, I could reeeeeaaaallly use that extension!

If bribery's more your thing than listening to me moan about the bar, how 'bout this: I'll happily write you the drabble/comment-fic of your choice if you go over HERE and click the little button for TEAM PEACE! Voting's open until midnight GMT, which I think works out to 8:00pm East Coast time + daylight savings.


propinquitine: (at peace)
Voting for the [ profile] mcshep_match drabble challenge is up! You can check out the 468 drabbles here and then vote for the team that made the best showing. Team members can't vote, but we can campaign, so: vote Team Peace!

My seven drabbles are here (with HTML provided by the amazing [ profile] altyronsmaker, who coded all 251 Team Peace drabbles):

Peace is worth fighting for
Peacably to Assemble
Promise of Peace (semi-sequel to two drabbles by [ profile] lavvyan)
And by that I mean Peace
Time enough for Peace

propinquitine: (at peace)
I've been having fun over the past week reading all of the fabulous drabbles being posted at the [ profile] mcshep_match Drabble Challenge, and I've even managed to sneak in some writing in between rounds of bar study flashcards. If you're in a drabble-y mood, definitely check it out! And you can be a mercenary drabbler for either team -- competition's neck and neck right now, so I'll nudge you gently in the direction of writing for Team Peace, but with 350+ drabbles already, both teams have made an excellent showing!

(Oh, oh, and check out the gorgeous Team Peace icon [ profile] monanotlisa made! You can see the gorgeous full-size banner of the image here at her journal.)

Also, because you needed another bingo card post on your flist: checkitoutcheckitout )

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One of the upsides of excavating my fannish inbox today has been discovering gems like a Dreamwidth admin email from a month ago granting me two invite codes. Neat! So if you've got a hankerin' for finely aged 20-digit strings of numbers and letters, comment with your email, or email me at creative (dot) pedantry (at) gmail (dot) com, and they're yours!

Also, I'm propinquitine over there as well, and if you've managed to figure out the complicated dance of accessing/subscribing/offending people because you did one or both when you meant the other or none/weirding people out for the same reasons, and want to a) explain it to me or b) let me know what your handle is over there so I can access/subscribe/offend/weird you out, please do! There's currently only an intro post on my journal over there, but I imagine I'll eventually mirror this journal there. Baby steps, though!
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Hey, would you look at that: in the month+ since I last posted, New Hampshire went and legalized same-sex marriage, too! If there were causation involved here (and not just correlation), I'd totally be willing to take a 44-month hiatus to get the rest of the states onto Team Awesome.

What have I been up to in the past month?

- Finishing up a semester-and-a-half's worth of coursework in about 3 weeks
- Graduating from law school, yay!
- Starting my bar review class two days later, boo
- Finding an apartment in DC to move into in August
- Trying to get rid of accumulated stuff to make the eventual move easier (plus, it beats studying for the bar)

But I also don't want to drive myself crazy over the next 7 weeks, so I'm hoping to be much more present (i.e., at all) 'round these parts. I've got an flist backlog that I'm looking forward to tackling, so if you start getting awkwardly late comments to posts or fic over the next few days, that'll be me! And if something awesome has happened, I'd lovelovelove links!
propinquitine: John, looking up while in a cell, from the lovely blue-lit episode Aurora. (Default)
Equality is sweeping the northeast! Maine's legislature just passed a marriage equality bill, and the governor, who had previously spoken out against same sex marriage, quickly signed it into law.

Quoth the Governor:

In the past, I opposed gay marriage while supporting the idea of civil unions. I have come to believe that this is a question of fairness and of equal protection under the law, and that a civil union is not equal to civil marriage. . . . This new law does not force any religion to recognize a marriage that falls outside of its beliefs. It does not require the church to perform any ceremony with which it disagrees. Instead, it reaffirms the separation of Church and State. It guarantees that Maine citizens will be treated equally under Maine’s civil marriage laws, and that is the responsibility of government.

YES. Way to get it, Gov. Baldacci! A+ in Rethinking Your Assumptions! <3 <3 <3

We now return you to your regularly scheduled "Aaaaahhhhh law school graduation in 19 days aaaaahhhhh" panic/silence.


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