unforgotten_country: (Imaginary Gate Team 5)
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 09:13 am
From here: http://fish-echo.livejournal.com/8190.html

Gate Team 5 stared at the towel racks for a long thoughtful moment, abandoned by their native guide who had not quite ditched them in the middle of an alien jungle. An alien jungle that apparently knew how to accessorize.

"What do you suppose he meant by 'explosive growth'?"

Several fun-filled hours later they mastered the art of telling dead-and-thus-safely-inert seedpods from attractively-packaged-leafy-green-bundles-of-death. Actually, Matt had mastered the art of setting-off-explosions-from-a-distance-with-inappropriate-amounts-of-amusement, and Amy was working on poking-things-with-a-very-long-stick, in the hopes of securing a pinecone containing screws and not squirrels. Or whatever they were calling the bright orange rodents with a taste for metal and a nasty possessive streak. (Gate Team 5 had learned to stop suggesting names for wildlife in their mission reports, it just made Sam sigh heavily and pull out her red pen.)
unforgotten_country: (Imaginary Gate Team 5)
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 05:09 pm
Sometimes McCravy thinks Earth could use a little predation. A swift kick in the pants for global bureaucracies, reminding them in an ocean as vast as the universe... there's always going to be a bigger fish.

But he knows it's pointless. Faced with Ori, Wraith, Replicators, what have they done? Spun paperwork cocoons to wrap the truth as far away from everyday life as possible. When -not if, but when- the bigger fish finally arrives, Mr. and Mrs. Bystander will be just as unprepared as if Earth hadn't had a decade to set their nets.
unforgotten_country: (Imaginary Gate Team 5)
Monday, August 11th, 2008 09:11 am
TITLE: Why Botany and Xenobotany are Not The Same Thing
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
AU: Imaginary Gate Team 5
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG-13, Gen
SUMMARY: [livejournal.com profile] drabbles Day 21 Prompts: Noun/Object: Horse (Mule/Donkey/Zebra)

'I think it's a zebra.' )
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 02:53 pm
TITLE: By Any Other Name
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
LENGTH/RATING: 621 words, PG, Gen
WARNINGS/SPOILERS: None
SUMMARY: Sequel of sorts to Pegasus Logic for Beginners, plus obligatory cameos by Imaginary Gate Team 5. Written for the [livejournal.com profile] sga_flashfic Animal, Mineral, Vegetable challenge, but finished too late, alas.


The incoming marines aren't newbies by anyone's definition, Stargate Command knows better than to send anyone less than their best. )
unforgotten_country: (Stargate)
Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 11:52 pm
TITLE: 100 Cranes (1/100)
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
AU: Imaginary Gate Team 5
LENGTH/RAITING: 409 words, PG-13
PARIING/WARNINGS: Ant/Amy, Post-death!fic
SUMMARY: Choices.


The first swan is sky blue; outspread wings bleached white by time. Made from an Earth origami square and written with blue glitter pen, it's the oldest in the flock. Ant unfolds it carefully, his world shrinking down to a three inch square of blue on blue.

Hey Jonny, it's me again.

He almost puts it down again, because Johnny had been her twin and letters between the dead seem somehow sacred. But this is all he has left of her, and he can't let go.

I know you won't ever read this, but you're the only one I can talk to. Everything's classified, everything. They made me sign this whole stack of paperwork before they'd tell me what I was signing up for. If Jess hadn't pushed me I would have backed out. This is big Jonny, really big. If I told anyone, I think they'd kill me.

Or they'd sue me, one of the two. I'm more afraid of the lawyers.


He remembers his own pile of paperwork and the sickening drop in his stomach when he'd learned just what his CO had talked him into. At least Amy had already been in the Stargate program, Ant had been just a marine.

Not that they'd believe me, even if I told them. Another galaxy Jonny, not just another planet-- and how bad does that sound that I can say 'just another planet'? But can you believe it? Another galaxy. It's not one-way trip anymore either, just another two-year tour, extendable. But really, how do you come back from that? Only six months in Japan, and three years later I'm still carrying those habits. God Jonny, who am I going to be after two years?

He'd forgotten she'd been part of the second wave; she'd never talked about going home. Most of them did, the ones that saw Atlantis as just another war zone, constantly focused on putting in their time and then getting back to Earth and on with life. Amy never had. He wondered if she'd been proud of who she'd become.

But I can't say no. You would have gone, wouldn't you? I keep my promises Jonny-boy, you know I do.

She'd been living for both of them ever since the accident, Ant had known that, but he hadn't realized just how much she'd shaped her life into Jonathan's memorial. Now, staring at the faded swans he wonders how many other things he didn’t know.

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unforgotten_country: (Stargate)
Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 09:51 pm
TITLE: 100 Cranes (0/100)
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
AU: Imaginary Gate Team 5
LENGTH/RAITING: 140 words, PG-13
PARIING/WARNINGS: Ant/Amy, Post-death!fic
SUMMARY: Secrets she hadn’t meant anyone to see... Ant is packing Amy's things to send home to her parents when he finds something unexpected.


He hadn't meant to find them, hidden in the crack between the bed and the wall. He hadn't even realized they'd existed to be found. They were secrets she hadn’t meant anyone to see... and now he has no one to apologize to.

Ant sank onto the bed, a flock of miniature letters in hand. They'd been carefully folded, each scrap of colored paper transformed into a tiny crane, with Amy's distinctive script covering every surface.

He should-- actually he doesn't know what he should do. He can't put them back, quarters are already cramped and there's a scientist waiting to moving in. He can't send them to Earth; not when he knows someone else will read them, edit them until the swans are striped in black redactions.

He shouldn't keep them, and he shouldn't read them. But he does.

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unforgotten_country: (Imaginary Gate Team 5)
Thursday, June 14th, 2007 12:41 pm
Name: Amy Elizabeth Myer. Nicknamed 'Sunshine' by her father, teased mercilessly by her twin about said nickname.

Verse: Stargate Atlantis - Imaginary Gate Team 5. Not so much an AU as a 'Things Happening Offscreen'.

Physical

Species: Human

Hair: Pale straw blond, kept short when she's stressed (as she has a habit of chopping it off) but has grown out from time to time.

Eyes: Blue, but not pale blue, or ice blue, or piercing blue, or any such nonsense. Just everyday ordinary blue.

Special Abilities: Had a very weak gift for using ancient technology. Can form a only-slightly-stronger gestalt with Ant and Matt, but it works best under stress. For a few moments after the gestalt they share memories and knowledge-based skills (languages, medical knowledge, etc)

Age: 24ish, born in late April

Health: Good, no known issues

Height/Build: 5'5", athletic (in the Marines, duh)

Tattoos/scars/etc: Small Gemini symbol at the base of her skull (in memory of her brother), normally covered by hair.

Social

Family: Mother, Mary Stark Myer, father Issac Myer. Her twin (Johnathon) died in a car accident her first (and last) semester in college. Her mother has three siblings, her father has five. Lots and lots of extended family to go around, which makes her the odd one out as a (now) only-child.

Personality: Chirpy, out-going, perky... etc. One of those annoying cheerful morning people who has no clue just how annoying she is.

Friends: Amy gets along better with Matt then anyone else on the team. Ant is her second favorite person, but he's not outgoing/energetic/insane enough to keep up with her half the time. Which is a good thing.

Enemies: Rodney The Grumpy. (on the flip side, Rodney the Not-Grumpy is considered harmless)

Significant Others: None, per se, although she has a very low key relationship with Ant and is much more open to short term attachments. Her job normally moves her around a lot and she's not planning on staying in the Pegasus galaxy long term.

Other Stuffs

Education: She went to college in New York for the first semester of her freshman year (undeclared)

Job: Sergent (E-5) in the Marines. MOS 5711, Nuclear Biological and Chemical (NBC) Defense Specialist. Currently stationed in Atlantis, came over in the 'second wave' with the Deadelus.

Clothing Styles/Preferences: Has two extremes, laid-back BDUs and dressed-to-the-nines. Doesn't have much of chance to dress up in Pegasus and latches onto any opportunity that presents itself.

Life Sum-up:

Likes:

Dislikes:

Goals:

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Facts from fics:

The Line Has Held
Grew-up in small town in Iowa.
Went to college in New York.
She only has one sibling, brother Jonathan.
Jonathan joined the Marines during Amy's first year in college.
She flew home for his farewell party before he left for boot camp.
Jonathan died in a car accident while she was on the flight home.
The day after the accident Amy joined the Marines.
The Myers had been Marines for five generations.

Amy's Mission Report
Amy likes to doodle.
She likes to call herself Lt. Myer (because every third person seems to be a officer and when in Rome...)
The sheep mission was her first mission with GT5.
Amy cares even less about filling out paperwork than Matt, but only because Sheppard flagrantly disregards his own and she's annoyed.

Never Say Wombat
She thinks Steven complains too much/is too pessimistic.
Is not fazed by a broken leg (or: responds well to pain meds)

Heart's Desire
Is not impressed by Sheppard's hair.
Has a very casual attitude about sex (and fraternization regs)
Knows Lance Corporal Jess Patrick well enough to sit with her in the messhall.

Push
Amy has a very weak gene and Atlantis ignores her (most of the time)
She can gestalt with Mark and Ant.
Gestalt interfacing with Atlantis tends to mix up their memories/knowledge a bit.

Geek Team 5
Makes Star Wars jokes and can hum the Imperial Death March.
Has worked with draft animals before.
Knows who MacGyver is (and thinks he could not beat up Anakin).

I Call It Lunch
Has a tendency to call every small furry animal a bunny (as long as it is vaguely bunny-shaped and bunny-acting)
Has seen the Muppet show and makes Pigs in Space jokes.

Fairer Than Death
She still isn't used to people dying.
She's acclimated to the fighting and the immediate aftermath, but not the long term implications of being at war.
She knew Miri, a biologist with an entomology hobby.
Miri was killed by a bow and arrow (which left her in a vegetative state).
She is disillusioned by the overabundance of advanced technology that doesn't seem to do anything useful.

Worldbuilding
Amy, our beloved Undeclared Major turned Marine is the baby of the bunch. She joined the marines half-way through her Freshman year which makes her 19 and is only a E-5. So she's 19 + 4.5 = 24ish!
Sergeant (E-5) - 4.8 years
Sergeant : Squad consisting of three Fireteams.

Rough drafts of drabbles
Amy's brother is actually her twin (knew I remembered that from somewhere! ^_~)
The car accident was caused by mechanical failure, not another driver or human error.

Forgotten Rainbows
Whenever Ant is feeling down Amy will swoop in and cheer him up again.
Implied Ant/Amy.

Aliens Made Them Do It! (Sorta)
Amy has no reservations about volunteering for any sort of fertility ritual.
She argues with Matt over who's turn it is to be volunteered.

M1J-936: Now With More Zombies! (or: Why Steven is not an Archaeologist)
Amy has a habit of nicknaming people after 80's cartoon shows. Steven is the Thundercat and Matt is the Silverhawk.

Land of the Hermans (WIP)
- like ponies and guinea pigs
- 'chirpy blond'

Facts not in fics:

She has no desire to stay in Pegasus long term (she came over with the second batch of marines and was not part of the first wave). <-(note, make sure fics support this)
unforgotten_country: (Imaginary Gate Team 5)
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 04:06 pm
I'm working on GT5 and since they are (almost) all Marines I figured I'd better do a little digging. ^_^

Cut for length... )
unforgotten_country: (Imaginary Gate Team 5)
Thursday, September 7th, 2006 12:27 am
I write such evil evil run-on train of thoughts. ^_^ Need to turn this into something more palitable to readers, but this is the 'wonder trio powers active' story from Amy's POV. I'll probably be polishing a lot of this at the model horse show Saturday as I am just being a general gopher and don't seem to have that much to do. ^_^;;

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If you listened to McKay you’d think the gene was a goddamed switch, on or off, yes or no, but it wasn’t. )
unforgotten_country: The Unforgotten Country (Default)
Tuesday, September 5th, 2006 02:03 pm
IN PROGRESS, will be edited and split up and whatnot later...

Past and Present

It was halfway through his residency when Ant walked out of the emergency room )

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Gestalt

Amy and Matt and Ant all had a touch of the gene )

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Like Onions

Matt loves guns and explosives and curses a blue streak when he gets excited or mad, )

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Geeks vs Nerds

Steven isn't McKay and he isn't Zelenka and he still hasn't gotten used to being McCravey. )

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Not Exactly

Patricia wasn't a geek, exactly, )

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Still Just Amy

She was a small-town girl with big-town dreams, )