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June 14th, 2015

fignewton: (humor)
Sunday, June 14th, 2015 09:21 am
It's hard to believe that we're up to our TWENTIETH Alphabet Soup! We've had upwards of 130 different contributors over the years (I lost track long ago) and we've covered a great variety of subjects. Go us! :D

This time, our theme is a fan favorite: off-world. Your story may include any character and any era (pre-series, post-series, early season, late season, whatever), as long as it's gen, related to SG-1, and takes place off-world.

This is how it works: the letters of the alphabet are available on a first come, first served basis. Comment at the LJ entry to claim a letter - one letter per author only. I'll strike them out as they're claimed, but as long as you made your request first, the letter is yours. By making a claim, you are committing yourself to writing at least 100 words of off-world fic by July 28th. If you're interested in writing a second story, backups are always welcome (and often needed), but you can't claim a specific letter for that.

On July 28th, comment with a link to your fic in the SG-1 Gen Fic Day post, using the title as the subject of your comment (S is for Sandstorm, L is for Local Customs, M is for MREs, or whatever). Send me a copy by e-mail as well, as soon as it's ready. When all the letters have been submitted, a master post for the anthology will be posted. We'll be discussing this in greater detail in July, as there are a few changes ahead.

For more detailed instructions of the posting process, click here. Even if you've cooked Soup before, please double-check that there haven't been minor changes in the instructions since the last time you participated.

There are only four rules: your fic must be at least 100 words, although there is no maximum limit; it must take place off-world; the fic must be canon compliant, although it does not have to reference canon specifically and may be set in pre-series or future eras; and it should be gen. This is part of SG-1 Gen Fic Day, after all. :) You may write about any character, including original ones, that fit these criteria. You may mention canon ships - for example, Teal'c/Drey'auc or Daniel/Sha're - but no romance, please, and no AUs or alternate timelines. If in doubt, feel free to ask.

Please spread the word - I'm always delighted to have new authors join us (just as I'm ecstatic when loyal regulars join us for yet another round.) Signal boosts are always appreciated! And if you're a newcomer signing up, make sure to mention it so I can welcome you properly. With so many different authors over the years, I tend to lose track...

To avoid accidental multiple claims of the same letter, signups are only on LJ. Please go here to sign up. If that's a problem for you, let me know.
fignewton: (Default)
Sunday, June 14th, 2015 04:07 pm
We're having sign-ups for Off-world Alphabet Soup, in case you missed it! The claim for a certain letter - with the inspiring prompt - reminded me of this old classic goodie from the old days:

Deranged, by Moonshayde

It's adorable Sam and Daniel friendship, and it made me grin all over again to read it. So I'm sharing it with the rest of you, because I'm nice that way. :)

We need more Sam and Daniel friendship fic out there...

(I've linked to the light format version of the entry, because Moonshayde has gifs down the side of her journal that I personally find very distracting. If you're an SPN fan, you probably wouldn't mind... or perhaps you'd mind it more distracting. Heh.)