fignewton: (Fig Newton)
2019-08-01 01:21 pm

[sticky entry] Sticky: Journal Index

Other than episode reviews and general squee about SG-1, the contents of this journal generally fall into one of three categories: fic recs, meta, and my own fic.

(Some links lead to Dreamwidth. Others lead to LJ.)

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fignewton: (Daniel shoulderpatch)
2017-07-28 10:52 am
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In case you missed it...

[community profile] stargateficrec is now on DW, turning active in August.

The admin announcement is here.

Signups for next month are here.

Hope to see you all there. :)
fignewton: (humor)
2017-07-25 11:51 am
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We interrupt this episode for a very important announcement

Ahem.

I never mention RL issues here, but...

EEEEEEE I BECAME A GRANDMA FOR THE FIRST TIME YESTERDAY

What an amazing, incredible blessing this is. My new granddaughter is beautiful. My daughter is a trooper. My son-in-law is utterly besotted. Quite frankly, so am I. :D

We now return you to your regularly scheduled SG-1 fannishness.
fignewton: (jack dark and stormy mission)
2017-07-09 12:37 pm
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All Those Who Desire It (PG)

Summary: Off-world universities, solar power, and a riddle of the ages… SG-1 have a mystery to solve.

Notes: Written for the [community profile] stargate_summer Reverse Big Bang, and inspired by [personal profile] roeskva's stunning original artwork. Thank you, Roeskva, for such a gorgeous piece!

Takes place at the end of S2, after 1969. Lots of references to The Fifth Race and a certain episode of S1. I used Stargate-level science (that is, I mostly found information on Wiki or made it up entirely), and it is a grand old tradition to write Sherlock Holmes Stargate style "homages" pastiches.

Many thanks to Aelfgyfu for her careful beta skills, helpful suggestions, and title assistance.

This story can also be read at AO3.

artwork )

All Those Who Desire It )
fignewton: (Default)
2017-07-07 11:13 am
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Further adventures at AO3

I just posted my 50th fic to AO3, starting from back in 2007 with my very first SG-1 story and going forwards, one fic a day (more or less) at a time. I'm only halfway through 2009 now. Good grief, I used to be prolific.

It's been an interesting experience so far. I am charmed by the statistics page and it's interesting to see how some fics are better received now than when they were first posted (and vice versa). Getting kudos e-mails are fun, because I can tell when one person is browsing through my stories, and it's certainly a nice way to start my morning. :) I can't make up my mind about kudos themselves; are they a plus, because it's nice feedback that you wouldn't get otherwise? Or a minus, because less people bother with actual comments? Or a combination of both, which is probably the reality.

Also, old friends rereading my old stories and commenting on occasion are an absolute joy.

In any case, it's nice to reach a milestone like 50. :) My next fic up will be on Sunday, and that will be my [community profile] stargate_summer fic and I am SO EXCITED to have written something new and substantive, finally.

Fig at AO3
fignewton: (Default)
2017-05-02 12:08 pm

Stepping into the event horizon

Okay, so. Admittedly with a bit of reluctance, I have finally made the leap to AO3.

(Yes, it's a fabulous resource. Yes, I have a problem or two with it. LJ's situation, and the disappearance of two regular archives where I had my fic backed up, played a role in the decision.)

Any suggestions from those more experienced with the archive? The one about "don't upload umpteen fics per day, without even bothering to include summaries" doesn't need to be given. :)
fignewton: (daniel hmm)
2017-04-23 01:24 pm

Linguistics in fic

A very interesting article on what it really means to work out a new language and how that translates into fic:

lLinguistics in Arrival

Mind you, our Daniel is even more of a polyglot than Louise :) but I thought there were some nice touches here.

So go write Daniel fic. That's always a plus. :D
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2017-03-05 05:13 pm
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Nostalgic rec: Wavelength, by Nanda

Thanks to a miserable (but blessedly short-lived) virus, I spent some time rereading old fic on my Kindle. One of them was Nanda's Wavelength, a gloriously teamy goodness, early S1 story that had me grinning despite being huddled under the covers. I recced it way back in 2006, so it's worth mentioning again, don't you think? Wonderful Jack voice, superb characterization and humor, genuinely alien natives... trust me, this one will make you fall in love with SG-1 all over again!

“Right,” Jack said. “Try not to smell threatening, people.”

Wavelength, by Nanda
fignewton: (Default)
2017-02-27 06:42 pm

PSA: The Tablet scheduled to close soon

If you're a fan of old skool SG-1 fic, you might want to check out The Tablet, as Jb has informed me that it won't be around much longer. Many of the authors hosted there have moved on to AO3, but there are also fics there that might not be available after the site goes down in a few months.

The Tablet was one of the first SG-1 fic sites that I discovered, back in the day. Daniel-centric, lots of drama, very good authors. Mostly gen, with a side serving of "zipfic" which slews sideways, just a bit. :)
fignewton: (humor)
2017-01-04 11:17 pm

Teal'c meets the Furlings!

So [personal profile] ratcreature is offering drawbles (a drabble-like drawing), and I asked for Teal'c meeting the avatar of Ratcreature as a Furling. And I got this! :D

Ratcreature as Furlings

Does that make you squee or what? :D

[personal profile] ratcreature has also treated me to another drawble in the past, a quick illustration of a rather cracky ficlet of mine. You can find it here.
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2017-01-02 11:30 am
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Year in review

Good grief, I did not post a monthly review all year. Probably because there wasn't much to review, sigh.

So, 2016:

29 recs, which you can browse on the first two pages of [personal profile] figs_sg1_rec. That brings to 1,044 in just over ten years - yes, that was a milestone for this year: ten years of reccing, as of April 1st, 2016. I celebrated, so to speak, by highlighting some (but certainly not all!) of the best over the years. You can browse through some 110 recs with the ten years of reccing tag.

Two Alphabet Soups, Epistolary and Kidfic. Good thing, too, because I probably wouldn't have written anything otherwise. Here's what I did write:

Lost Letters. Letters don't always survive long enough to be read. References/spoilers for Secrets, Fair Game, and Forever in a Day; includes references to Daniel/Sha're. 1,330 words. Rated PG.

Camouflage. Appearances can be deceiving, as the team knows all too well. Includes some unexpected Jack angst. ~1,200 words. PG.

T is for Teal'c. Few people expect the former First Prime to be so good with children, but SG-1 knows that Teal'c has vast and unexpected depths. A Daniel retrospective on a friend. References various episodes throughout the series (mostly those with kids). 1,710 words. Rated PG.

O is for Other Perspectives. Five times SG-1 had to accept an unusual perspective of childhood and adulthood. Jack POV, set in Seasons 1 & 2. Includes detailed spoilers for Brief Candle, the Nox, and Thor's Chariot. 2,250 words. Rated PG-13 for certain details involving Brief Candle.

Z is for Zen. Last-minute contribution to Kidfic Alphabet Soup. Baby Shifu has a limited comprehension of what's happening to him. Vague references to Secrets, FIAD, and Maternal Instinct. 262 words. Rated G.

I have hopes for 2017, though, as I've signed up for [community profile] stargate_summer and it's high time for another round of [community profile] sg1friendathon...

So here's to more fic, more recs, and more SG-1 squee. :)
fignewton: (jack dark and stormy mission)
2016-12-20 06:19 pm

Ten years of reccing: April 2015-March 2016

Here we are: the last installment of my celebration of a decade's worth of gen fic recs. There were over 1,000 recs during that time, and while I certainly slowed down this past year, there are still lots more stories out there!

Follow the tags if you missed previous installments. I have still managed to avoid reccing an author more than once in this series, although if someone uses more than one penname, they might have slipped through the cracks.

Triggers, by Vicki Turner )

Five secrets Teal'c knows about his teammates, by le russe satan )

Hail Dorothy, by Elumish )

Even in Space, it's the Thought that Counts, by SallyMn )

Storm Front, by Tielan )

(Im)patient, by Green_grrl )

Threads of Earth, by Xylaria )

Directly Proportional, by Denise )

Ready When You Get Back, by Campylobacter )

Won't Feel So Alone, by Epiphanyx7 )

...And here we are. A decade of recs, featuring over 100 different authors. And there are many more that didn't get mentioned, despite deserving it.

It's been an interesting journey, over these past ten years' worth of recs. It's amusing to see how ridiculously verbose I was, back at the beginning, before I learned to dangle and tempt rather than summarize. But it's a journey I'm glad I took, and I'm happy, too, I was able to take so many of you along with me.

Many, many thanks to all the writers out there. You keep writing; I'll keep reccing. :)
fignewton: (fic rec)
2016-12-19 01:57 pm

Ten years of reccing: April 2014-March 2015

Welcome to the ninth installment of my celebration of ten years of reccing! As I keep saying, this is getting harder and harder: avoiding authors I've recced before, when there are already over 90 that have been cited in previous installments. I would browse the archive and light upon a particular fic, then check back and see the author has been mentioned before... The first two months only had one rec that wasn't from an author I've recced already! It doesn't help that it was around this point when my reccing frequency slowed down, either. But here we are. :) Follow the tag if you missed any of the first eight years.

Those Who Give the Most, by Annieb )

Four Last Five Things, by Sid )

The Trouble With..., by Zorb )

I Know You Are But What Am I? by Busaikko )

Angle of Incidents, by Belford )

V is for Vaselov, by Gategremlyn )

H is for Holding On, by JDJunkie )

Y is for Yearning, by Dennydj )

Days in a Month, by Eilidh )

Out There, by Ami Ven )

2014 was the year of lots and lots of short fics for me. Here are the links to a few of them:

For Want of a Symbiote (the World was Lost). Sam's choices in In the Line of Duty had tremendous impact on the universe. 464 words. Rated PG, with multiple AU deaths and apocalyptic histories, and spoilers for various S2 through S6 episodes.

X is for Unknown. A tag for 1969 for Episode Alphabet Soup. When SG-1 returns to their own time, they try to find out what happened to Michael and Jenny. Rated G.

One Minute to Curtain. Jack will do his duty, even if he hates playing the game. Jack's thoughts on his team in Shades of Grey. 555 words, rated PG.

One year left to complete a decade of reccing! Is this fandom awesome or what? :D
fignewton: (Default)
2016-12-12 04:54 pm

Ten years of reccing: April 2013-March 2014

Welcome to the eighth installment of my celebration of ten years of reccing. Follow the tag if you missed previous years. Lots of Cassie fic recced during these twelve months!

Decade, by Nomad )

Wherever She Prospers, by Mrspollifax )

H is for Hair, by Cleo )

Depth Perception, by Jb )

Nobody Dies Tonight, by Isawet )

Untitled Ficlet, by KiaraSayre )

The Footprints I Left Behind, by Normative Jean )

Catch a Breath, by Frith in Thorns )

Connections, by Magickmoons )

An Immense Distance, by Kedd )

My writing dropped drastically, but here are links to two stories:

Left Unspoken. ~1,850 words. PG. Five things Jack and Daniel never told anyone about their first trip through the Stargate. Includes references to Shades of Grey and Meridian.

Crossing the Line. ~1,200 words. PG. Ra may have punished Nagada, but Sha'uri isn't ready to abandon her newfound knowledge just yet. An expanded scene from Stargate: the Movie, and the third part of the Lines series.
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2016-12-08 12:59 pm

Ten years of reccing: April 2012-March 2013

Maybe I will finish before the end of the month! Here's the seventh installment of my celebration of ten years of reccing. Follow the tag if you missed previous years.

I had to skip over so many stories because I've already recced that author before in these posts, and a few more that I skipped because I'm saving a particular fic from that author from later years. But here are ten wonderful stories that I recced in my seventh year of reccing.

Only Held by Gravity, by missparker )

Alchemy, by Melannen )

In the Cards, by Eponymous Rose )

Five Lies Sha're Told, by Smilebackwards )

A Halfway Moment, by Fridayschild )

One Such Possible Journey, by Jedibuttercup )

Cheating the Other Guy, by Sholio )

Scuttlebutt Says, by Element78 )

U is for Unspoken, by Thothmes )

Five Things Jack Loved and Lost, by Chocolate Kettle )

2012 is when my fic writing began to slow down. There's a drabble series that still isn't finished, sigh. But here are a few stories I wrote:

O is for Optimism. Cam has always been an optimist; it's kept him going for a long time now. But sometimes, he needs a little proof. Major spoilers for Continuum, including AU canon character deaths, and a certain episode in S2. 1,290 words. Rated PG.

V is for Victuals. Aliens, civilians, military personnel -- they all need feeding. That's Sophie's job, and she's proud to do it. No real spoilers. 510 words. Rated G.
fignewton: (sam janet fanfic)
2016-12-06 10:59 pm

Ten years of reccing: April 2011-March 2012

Welcome to the sixth installment of my tenth anniversary reccing posts! Follow the tag if you've missed the previous entries. And yes, I am deluded enough to fantasize that I'll finish these by the end of the month...

Lots of Daniel here, natch, and a nice amount of Jonas, too. It's getting harder and harder to avoid multiple recs of the same author.


Whom the Gods Would Destroy, by Graculus )

They're Waiting All the Same..., by Beanpot )

Elementariness, by Kellifer )

Now is the Winter, by Vixys )

The Circumference of Darkness, by Dani the Girl )

These Are Gold, by Izhilzha )

Bead Sutra, by Magistrate )

In Its Truest Form, by Stringertheory )

Sound, by Cyren )

The Stars Up Above You Feel Wrong, by Dragojustine )

I wrote 21 stories in 2011 - less than in 2010, but longer ones for a greater wordcount. Here are links to three of them, one humorous and two dramatic:

For All Your Beauty Needs. Sam and her boys, on a matriarchal planet that's not as much fun as it ought to be. Teal'c pwnage, Daniel eyelash fluttering, and Sam stalking Jack with a powder puff. No, not crackfic!

Pawns' Promotion. My first non-canon AU story! The NID think Sam and Sha're would make fine experimental subjects. Sam and Sha're have other ideas.

Canis Major. Teal'c and Daniel friendship, with an unusual native who needs convincing that "Jaffa" does not always equal "evil."

Remember, I welcome more gen recs in the comments, whether it's another author's story or your own.
fignewton: (humor)
2016-12-04 11:23 am

It's up, it's (hopefully) good! :D

I've dealt with any errors that were reported by various authors, and the Table of Contents are now up: on LJ and on DW. Whee!

If you're signal-boosting, direct people to one of the TOCs, please. And authors, please edit your stories to include links to the TOC as well.

I will ask everyone again to quickly check out their own fic: ensure that the TOC and the feedback links in the anthology go to link you want and that I haven't messed up any of the HTML anywhere.

A few interesting statistics:

Stories range in length from 200 words to over 15,000.

We have all sorts of kidfic flavors: nine "downsizing" stories, seven pre-series of team members are children, four fics of the team dealing with children, and five fics told from the perspective of children (ranging from Cassie to Shifu to Adria to kid!Tok'ra). Also, one of mine that doesn't actually fit into any category. ;) I am really happy that we got such a variety!

Once again, my thanks to all the participants. I do regret that we only managed 19 authors in total, which meant that many of us ended up writing multiple stories (very, very much appreciated!), but YAY for moar gen fic. Let's hope that the next Soup, in 2017, will see more authors joining in the squee! :D
fignewton: (Vala fanfic)
2016-12-04 10:49 am
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Kidfic Alphabet Soup Table of Contents

My thanks to the authors who made Kidfic Alphabet Soup a reality: Alynt, Antonomasia09, Ami Ven, Annieb1955, Badfalcon, Eilidh, DebbieF, Fig Newton, GateGremlyn, Goddess 47, Ivorygates, Jedi Buttercup, Maddersahatter, Roeskva, SallyM, Thothmes, Traycer, and Wonderland. A salute of the ladle to our new cooks, [profile] ami_ven and DebbieF. A tip of the chef's hat to our regulars. And many extra thanks to Eilidh, Goddess47, and Wonderland, who wrote multiple fics and helped the Soup cook completely!

Enjoy some 55,000 words of kidfic! There's everything here from "downsizing" to pre-series stories to the team's interaction with children to child POV. Stories are rated from G to PG-13. Assume spoilers throughout the entire series, and heed individual warnings.

This table of contents lists each individual story in the anthology with a detailed summary and excerpt. You can follow the links to the individual author's website, or jump to that story in the complete anthology.

Readers are encouraged to offer feedback!

Kidfic Alphabet Soup )
fignewton: (humor)
2016-12-02 01:58 pm
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Kidfic Soup is up! :D :D

Okay, folks, Kidfic Alphabet Soup is live!

Letters A-M are here. Letters N-Z are here.

The TOC is going to have to wait until Sunday, as Shabbos is coming and there's no time to finish the coding. Please ignore all the TOC links, as they're blank for now.

Authors, please glance over your stories. See if I messed up your HTML or lost a paragraph or anything. Comment if you find any problems, misdirected links to your own journal/website, or I've used the wrong nick. I have even, on occasion, accidentally left a name out of the authors' list, so check that too. If you were a new author and that's no acknowledge, please point that out as well. Or anything else you can think of, really! And please be patient, as I won't be seeing your replies here for some 30 hours.

Thanks, all of you. :)
fignewton: (sam janet fanfic)
2016-12-02 01:50 pm
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Kidfic Alphabet Soup (A-M)

My thanks to the authors who made Kidfic Alphabet Soup a reality: Alynt, Antonomasia09, Ami Ven, Annieb1955, Badfalcon, Eilidh, DebbieF, Fig Newton, GateGremlyn, Goddess 47, Ivorygates, Jedi Buttercup, Maddersahatter, Roeskva, SallyM, Thothmes, Traycer, and Wonderland. A salute of the ladle to our new cooks, [profile] ami_ven and DebbieF. A tip of the chef's hat to our regulars. And many extra thanks to Eilidh, Goddess47, and Wonderland, who wrote multiple fics and helped the Soup cook completely!

Enjoy some 55,000 words of gen kidfic! There's everything here from "downsizing" to pre-series stories to the team's interaction with children. Stories are rated from G to PG-13. Assume spoilers throughout the entire series. Individual warnings for stories are found at the Table of Contents.

As our Soup is too large even for Dreamwidth's generous entry size, you can find the second half here.

A is for Anniversary )

B is for Back to Basics )

C is for Childhood Culture  )

D is for Dudley Do-Right )

E is for End )

F is for Frosting )

G is for Grandpa Nick )

I is for Incendiary )

J is for Jack's in Trouble Again )

K is for Knowing When )

L is for The Last  )

M is for Méllo )

Table of Contents / Kidfic Alphabet Soup (N-Z)