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unforgotten_country: (Stargate)
Thursday, August 21st, 2008 08:26 am
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)
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Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 06:43 pm

Brought to you by Joss Whedon and apparently lots of bored friends during the Writer's Strike. Huzzah! ^_^

... *pokes banner add* Can anyone else see that?

http://www.drhorrible.com <- linky thingy, sans banner
unforgotten_country: (Doctor Who)
Saturday, July 5th, 2008 04:31 pm
*glares at BitTorrent* WANT. wantwantwant.

*throws things at hubby who is teasing her*

*hubby is shameless Rose/Ten fan and is therefore not allowed to mock*


Edit: Haz.

EditEdit: *throws ungodly amounts of money at the writers who are BESTEST THINGS IN ALL OF CREATION(tm)*

EditEditEdit: Vaguely spoilery comments, but less so than you'd think. Hmm. *is impressed*
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Thursday, July 19th, 2007 10:40 am
So I'm sitting here playing around with ideas for the current [livejournal.com profile] sga_flashfic challenge and I'm running into a problem. Every idea I come up with is basically untenable for any of the main SGA characters to be dealing with canonically.

For instance: There is no logical reason I can think of why GT1 (or even Lorne's GT2) would be babysitting geologists on an lifeless planet with no hint of prior civilization. GT1 is really only meant to handle things requiring a) Rodney, b) Teyla, or c) solving problems requiring a liberal application of John or Ronon. Both GT1 and GT2 have heads of the military in them and thus really would only go out on missions requiring those folks. Otherwise Atlantis runs the risk of having a major attack or disaster happen when the people in charge are all offplanet. (And yes, I know, I'm applying external logic to a show with sometimes shaky internal logic-- so sue me. ^_~)

So I have Imaginary Gate Team 5 (bless their little hearts) and a growing cast of scientific, military, and Pegasus native OCs roaming about in the draft fics taking care of all the odd little side missions that don't have enough clout to warrant anyone important (or that require skillsets the main canon characters just don't have).

They are still stories that I want to write, but I'm no longer sure anyone in fandom really wants to read them.

There was a post by [livejournal.com profile] friendshipper linked from [livejournal.com profile] metafandom yesterday that dealt with the topic of OCs (Friendshipper's Guide to Writing Compelling Original Characters in Fanfic) and how to best use them in fanfic. While I understand it's a YMMV (your mileage may very) discussion, I still was rather taken aback by the idea (supported by many in the comments) that OCs in fandom are expected to play only supporting roles.

Now don't get me wrong, I love Teyla and Ronon and John and Rodney and Elizabeth and everyone else in then ensemble. I love reading about them, I love writing about them... but I also love fics set in the Stargate 'verse that are only tangently related to the canon cast. The thing I love best about Stargate is the endless possibilities the universe offers. There are a hundred million stories out there just waiting to be told and a billion more variations on ways to tell them.

And don't even get me started on the fact that infinite parallel universes are actually canon! *grin*

Anywho, fangirling aside, I'm not quite sure where GT5 fits anymore.
While I've gotten some good feedback about GT5's many adventures, I am now worried that posting their stories to the various SGA comms is unwelcome by a majority of the folks reading them.

It's not like I don't point out that they are Imaginary Gate Team 5 fics, but I wonder now how many readers are interested in the overall world and how many are just interested in the canon characters. The last thing I want to do is annoy people (for lo, I am a wuss) so I think I might stop posting them to the comms, and just save GT5 and Co. for this LJ and for Wraithbait.

So, um, yeah...

What say you, oh wolves?
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Wednesday, June 6th, 2007 10:40 am
or: How to catch up on posting to LJ comms and archives without pissing off the readers (and the mods!)

Someone has recently pointed out to me that I've been writing fics, but not posting them outside of this LJ. It's odd to think I've moved past the point where feedback was the primary reason that I was writing. But I do love the two-way interaction that fandom offers, and realizing this means no readers (outside the flist), I decided it was time to play catch-up.

Not thinking, I started uploading to Wraitbait... at which point Wraithbait's mods asked very politely that I not post more than three fics every other day or so, as otherwise I flood the archive (which made me feel like a dork for not thinking of that myself! Doh. -_-;;)

That in turn made me think about how to post without flooding the comms as well. Since both of the comms I have friended ([livejournal.com profile] atlantisfic, [livejournal.com profile] stargate_fanfic) are low traffic comms (averaging one to two posts a day) I went in search of a comm where I could do daily posts. Since I have a lot of fanfic to wade through, and I'm all for 'reruns' of fics older than a year.

Wandering around on [livejournal.com profile] sga_newsletter's profile, I found a link to [livejournal.com profile] sga_noticeboard, which looks like it might be what I need. *browses profile* ... Hmm, or maybe not. Looks like they don't want links to drabble postings or 'short-shorts' posted one at a time, just in batch posts. But that sort of defeats the purpose of the 'one-a-day' idea.

So maybe I just need to pick five archives and post one day a week to each archive. *ponders* Then each archive will never get more than one post a week from me, and I should still show up on [livejournal.com profile] sga_newsletter on a daily basis. Then again, having to remember what headers and rules go with which comms was the reason I cut back down to start with. Hmm.

Mayhaps the easiest thing to do would be to make a new LJ for posting only purposes, then create a template for each day and go through and slot out all the fics I have (then I can 'bump' a fic when I write something new). I have at least three months of five-a-week posts ready to que up... which makes me miss the webcomic. Hmm, wonder if I could LJ the webcomic... *ponders size limitations*

(And we'll ignore the fact that I'm not worrying about all of the non-SGA fics that have ben slowly taking over my brain... ^_~ *grin*)

Anywho, time to setup a new LJ ([livejournal.com profile] fic_by_khriskin, done! ^_^) and find some comms... *wanders off*
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Friday, June 1st, 2007 10:02 pm
And yes, I didn't download and watch it before, I wanted to see it on TV, so sue me. ^_~ *she says as she lags behind the rest of fandom by months*

spoiler, spoiler, spoiler )