unforgotten_country: The Unforgotten Country (Default)
2016-07-02 02:58 pm

There are stories and then there are stories...

I have the horrible urge to write fan fiction for things I've never actually seen thanks to some awesome fics over on AO3. I keep smushing those urges down because SERIOUSLY MUSES, NO BISCUIT.

Add to that the messy messy piles of Stargate Atlantis AUs that I am trying to triage and I'm starting to think that fandom canon is really only a launching block for me. I take the idea and the rough outline of the fictives and run. (Sentient Atlantis gets ALL the love. *solemn nod*)

Which is really not the best habit in a fan fiction writer. *sighs*

I'd blame the DayQuil, but these plot bunnies have been around for a decade now so... yeah. (I also really want to give up and rewrite a version of In Dreams of Trees so it's an actual SG:A fic instead of an odd homage to one.)

Anywho, back to formatting and archiving and driving the poor tag minders over on AO3 nuts. *rolls up sleeves and gets back to updating*
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2016-06-30 10:18 am

Good gravy this place is a mess!

*eyes the rather uncoordinated mess* I am pretty sure this account was meant to be a home for all things Fan Fiction-y, but the tags look anemic and I think I'm missing some of the older posts altogether. *pokes piles*

The six year absence really doesn't help clear up just what I was planning, but I suppose it doesn't matter. Plans made and not followed through don't count for a hill of beans (words?) in this crazy world, so I shall redefine things forthwith!

1. This shall be a journal focusing on Fandom things.
2. Nothing shall be locked, because lo, there is no reason to if #1 is true.

At this point I can't think of any other rules. *ponders*

It looks like I still have a metric ton of old imported LJ posts to wade through and unlock (or delete), which may be why my tags numbers are so tiny. That will be a project for after I get the fan fiction archives are synced up (I still have 150+ fics awaiting formating, posting, and AO3'ing. *facepalm*)

I wonder if any of the old challenge comms are still running...
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2016-05-08 01:05 pm

The searching conundrum...

I started trying to sort and organize the Harry Potter fan fiction and I realized a scary thing... There is a LOT more fic hidden out there than I thought. A lot of the stuff wasn't tagged properly, but I only ever posted it to LJ and DW neither of which seem to have a decent journal search feature. (Unless I'm missing something?)

So... yeah. As I find things I'm fixing the tags and making copies to Ao3, Google Docs, and to Martha.net, but I'm worried that I won't find it all. There are also some draft fics that never made it to a finished version that I'm poking at. Part of me worries that I've been out of the fandoms so long that anything I write will be wildly OOC... but then I remember some of the highly rated fics where everyone acts like pre-teen girls and I realize it doesn't matter. ;)

Oh well, at least it means I'm paranoid enough about archiving now that I'll be more careful going forward!

*rolls up sleeves and gets back to work*
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2016-05-06 09:47 pm

New-Old Beginnings

Because my life is my life and I am a reorganizing fool, I've been on a project to move all of my fan fiction over into archive at Martha.net and into my Google Drive. Just in case. For reasons.

Ignoring my inability to get past the idea that digital files aren't somehow inherently more fragile than paper ones, it's been a fun ride sorting through all of the old fic. I had this odd idea that I'd written a lot less than I had, mostly because of bad archiving habits, and there are a whole mess of WiPs that seem so much more enticing now...

Which I blame on the fact that I'm trying to work on non-fanfic stories. But anywho.

I've been spending hours reading other folk's fan fiction over on Ao3, it's time I start contributing as well as consuming again. *rolls up sleeves* There have to be drabble challenge comms still, right? Heck, if there aren't I'll just start my own! :)

Now let's see if I've gotten the LiveJournal crossposting set up correctly...
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2010-02-23 10:34 pm
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Wippets - Or why I should get off my duff and start writing again!

Memeage via [personal profile] paian and [personal profile] stultiloquentia and [personal profile] synecdochic and... you get the idea. ^_~

Five random snippits from various Works in Progress that I really should get around to finishing (or properly starting, as the case may be.)

1. He wasn't sure how they'd gotten here, or when 'we' and 'I' and 'us' had started to blur the lines of definition-- but here they were and here she was, because suspended above the ground was a glowing, seismic, core of self that was Atlantis. Beside him, around him, within him, were his five other selves-- not counting the heartbeat of the city that pulsed through each of them. (here)

2. "Get out." And the desert is back, full force, the sun shuddering into a thousand brighter echoes of his fury.

"Wake UP." She's still fighting as the sun flakes skin from her arms, burns her retinas to milky white, strips her down to bones and darkness. Because the sun was his armor, his weapon, and she will never ask. (here)

3. She isn't Daniel, who buried a his past under a mountain of sand. She isn't Teal'c who walked from one captivity into another. And she isn't O'Niel, who'd sent Elizabeth and her team through the gate with a blessing akin to a eulogy. (here)

4. "Somewhere in this godforsaken galaxy there's a Bahamas planet," Steven glared grumpily at the ice covered gate. His jacket crackling as he shifted underneath the thin blanket of crusted snow that had accumulated in the past few minutes. "And I'm going to find it."

"You're a geologist," a slightly snowier lump of marine objected, "What on earth would you do on an island?" Trish was somewhat amazed that Matt had managed to acquired quite as much snow as he had. Apparently he's was in some sort of snow collecting competition with Amy and Ant; at this point she could only tell them apart only because of the difference in height.

"I'd study the sand."

"Leeeeetletinyrocks," Amy agreed, a theatrically tiny voice echoing from under the living snowbank. There was a pause. "Wif fangs." (here)

5. If you could have anything, what would it be?

It was only a dream, so what did it hurt? "I want them to live." He swept the whole universe into his hand, galaxy upon galaxy of people who lived and died on someone else's whim. (here)
unforgotten_country: (Stargate)
2009-08-17 01:34 pm
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[BETA REQUEST] WIP: For All The Years That Do Us Harm / And These Cold Comforts Warm (SGA)

UPDATE: Second version of Harm is up, hopefully this will hit a little more on target... although I'm pushing the timeline a bit (considering the transcripts I can find only mention a vague 'some weeks later', it should be long enough.) *crosses fingers*

Semi-final drafts, will do some more poking tonight and see what changes. Hmm. *pokes* Thoughts anyone? Too far off prompt? Still too vague to fit the fandom?

TITLE: For All The Years That Do Us Harm / And These Cold Comforts Warm
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
LENGTH/RATING: 200 words (paired drabbles), PG, Gen
SUMMARY/TIMELINE: Hurt and Comfort. Set post "The Return (Part 1)" but pre (Part 2). Written for sga_flashfic: The H/C Challenge.

For All The Years That Do Us Harm

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And These Cold Comforts Warm

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"STARGATE ATLANTIS", "STARGATE SG1" and other related entities are owned, (TM) and © by MGM TELEVISION and DOUBLE SECRET PRODUCTION in association with GEKKO FILMS and THE SCIFI CHANNEL. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

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unforgotten_country: (Stargate)
2009-08-16 12:07 pm
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[DRAFT] For All The Years That Do Us Harm/And These Cold Comforts Warm(Stargate Atlantis)

Ah, got-it... *scribbles maddly*

For All The Years That Do Us Harm

Draft 1
Wordcount: 152 WIP
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Draft 2
Wordcount: 116
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Draft 3
Wordcount: 100
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Draft 4
Wordcount: 100
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Draft 5
Wordcount: 100
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Draft 5
Wordcount: 100
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And These Cold Comforts Warm

Draft 1
Wordcount: 106 WIP
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Draft 2
Wordcount: 100 WIP
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Draft 3
Wordcount: 100 WIP
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unforgotten_country: The Unforgotten Country (Default)
2009-08-16 10:22 am

You would think I'd post more...

*sheepish look*

Well, here's a New Week's resolution (since we're nowhere near a New Year *cough*) to get off my duff and start drabbling again.

We'll see how it goes. *crosses fingers*

For drabble prompts we currently have:

sga_flashfic: H/C Challenge
snape100: Challenge #295: "Snape and Mythology"
dw100: Challenge #264: Third Doctor Titles
hp100: Sprains, Strains, and Abrasions
dw100: Fallout

For the moment I'm leaning towards the dw100 since I've just finished watching Children of Earth, but we shall see. *pokes muses*
unforgotten_country: (Stargate)
2009-05-03 11:15 pm
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WIP sga_flashfic, Five Things?

Eh, this challenge is sort of stumping me, have a couple half-baked thread, but nothing that works yet. Arg. >.<;;

The Coping Mechanism Challenge )
unforgotten_country: The Unforgotten Country (Default)
2009-05-02 10:12 am
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This could get messy...

I'm importing everything from Khriskin.LiveJournal.com because pulling the fanfic over one at a time would take, erm, years? So this should be... interesting. *pokes importer* Hmmm.

EDIT: Everything is imported, but locked Private until I get to them. I'll be working backwards for a bit trying to make sure all the pieces go in the right places. ... And deleting a LOT of stuff. >.<;;
unforgotten_country: The Unforgotten Country (Default)
2009-05-02 09:18 am
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Stretching my wings, testing cross-posting, and not really leaving...

I've decided to test out DreamWidth (of which I am uncommonly fond, hence the paid account) by copying my fan fiction over. So there will be a bit of maneuvering --as I have enough drabbles to choke several dragons-- which should prove interesting. I'm also going to crosspost all WIP fics and related ramblings, since if DW flies well (and it's already pretty kickass for just being in Open Beta!) I'll be moving all of the fanfic there for simplicities sake.

Now this doesn't mean I'm leaving LiveJournal, as my friends are all still here (for the moment! ^_~ heh) but that I'll have both journals up and running and reading my flist on both.

I've already imported my flist (although there won't be any locked content on DW) and I've added those of you I know have DW accounts already. If anyone has one I've missed, please let me know! And if anyone would like an invite code, I'll give a yell as soon as I have some. ^_^
unforgotten_country: (Stargate)
2009-04-15 10:58 am

Health to the Company [Stargate Atlantis]

TITLE: Health to the Company
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
TIMELINE: Set post "Enemy at the Gate"
LENGTH/RATING: 229 words, PG-13, Gen
SUMMARY: FADE TO BLACK. Written for [livejournal.com profile] sga_flashfic's Drunken/Alcohol Challenge.

He never meant to come home again. )
unforgotten_country: (Stargate)
2009-04-14 03:20 pm
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DRAFT (Health to the Company [Stargate Atlantis])

WIP copy, finished version has been posted.

Read more... )
unforgotten_country: (Stargate)
2009-02-14 03:33 pm
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WIP From Muses' Hearts, I stab at thee!

... *pokes Muses*

Anywho, sga_flashfic Crossing Challenge, rough draft 1


"This is the point where someone says 'Stranger things have happened' and we all laugh ruefully."
"Only they haven't."
"Well not to you--"
"It's not my fault their lives are horribly mundane, honestly, why are we working with these people again?"
"Dead marine." Gibbs snagged the folder out of Rodney's hand, "And I should be asking you that."
"Wraith are an SGC issue."
"Murdered marines are an NCIS issue."
"Yes, but we know what killed him, so what is there to investigate?"
"How about why the Air Force seems to keen on making my life miserable?"
"Technically boss, the SGC--"
McGee shushes.
John grins.
"See Rodney, that's how it's supposed to work."
"I refuse to act like a trained dog just because you think--"
"Enough." Gibbs glares.
McKay glares.
John sighs.
Tony tries very very hard not to smile at the idea there is someone more stubborn than Gibbs, but fails and Ziva baps him.
All is well with the world.
unforgotten_country: (Stargate)
2009-01-09 12:54 pm
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WIP FIC: sga_flashfic Wish Fufillment Challenge

If you could have anything, what would it be?

It was only a dream, so what did it hurt? "I want them to live." He swept the whole universe into his hand, galaxy upon galaxy of people who lived and died on someone else's whim.

Not 'us'?

"No." And he didn't have to think, because that was the rule of dreams, they only asked questions you already knew the answer to. "That's not how it works."

And you know how wishes work?

unforgotten_country: (Imaginary Gate Team 5)
2008-11-22 09:13 am

Comment Fic

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)
2008-09-24 05:09 pm

WIP Imaginary Gate Team 5 (Stargate Atlantis)

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: (Stargate)
2008-08-24 10:53 am

Halfway into the Forest [Stargate SG-1; Broken Wings AU by Synecdochic]

Title: Halfway into the Forest
Fandom: Stargate SG-1; AU: Broken Wings by [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic
Length/Rating: 437 words, PG, Gen
SPOILERS: Tag for a howling in the factory yard. Which if you haven't read you need to go read! (Plus everything else she's ever written, but that's beside the point. ^_~ *grin*)
Summary: And then there was one... (Chen POV, because darned if the Russian speaking, Chinese national who listens to K-pop doesn't need more love. Srsly!) ((Mouse-overs for quote sources, translations, and full notes at the bottom).

He's never been the first one in... )
unforgotten_country: (Stargate)
2008-08-21 08:26 am
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SCENE I. A churchyard.

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.

Stargate Atlantis to end after Season 5 (but will continue on in direct-to-DVD movies)
unforgotten_country: (Stargate)
2008-08-14 01:17 pm
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WIP Drabbles prompt, Stargate SG-1

Title: Digging a Grave in the Sky
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairings/Warnings: None
Summary: [livejournal.com profile] drabbles 30 Days of Drabbles: Day 26 Prompts: Song/Poem: Fugue of Death by Paul Celan