fignewton: (humor)
Sunday, December 4th, 2016 11:23 am
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)
Sunday, December 4th, 2016 10:49 am
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)
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 01:58 pm
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)
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 01:50 pm
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)
fignewton: (Default)
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 12:35 pm
Last, last minute-contribution to Kidfic Alphabet Soup, because I want to get it up already!

Baby Shifu has a limited comprehension of what's happening to him. Vague references to Secrets, FIAD, and Maternal Instinct. 262 words. Rated G.

Z is for Zen )
fignewton: (Default)
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 10:59 am
Here's the roundup for SG-1 Gen Fic Day of November '16!

Nineteen authors collaborated to write Kidfic Alphabet Soup.

Here the rest of the links from SG-1 Gen Fic Day:

older fic )

fic recs )

Many, many thanks to all those who participated! And I'll get the Soup up as soon as I can. :)
fignewton: (Default)
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 01:28 pm
Keeping you all up to date:

One Soup fic has been delayed by RL, but the author has been in touch and assures me she'll get it done ASAP. She's a very seasoned cook :) and I know we can count on her.

One author, who had Z, has to back out.

One author, who had J, has not responded. J has been written now, yay!

If you are interested in dashing off a drabble or so of gen kidfic, write your story first and then comment here to claim the letter. I promise I won't complain if we end up with one or two extra!

Thank you all for your patience.
fignewton: (Default)
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 06:24 pm
With many, many thanks to those of you who got your stories up on time... :)

Twenty Kidfic Alphabet Soup fics are up. Two more authors have been in touch to tell me their stories should be up shortly. The other four have been e-mailed or PM'd and will hopefully get back to me sooner rather than later.

After that, coding time!

In the meantime, feel free to comment here or at the official SG-1 Gen Fic Day entry with links to old and new fics or recs, whether or not they're kidfic. Just make sure they're gen. ;)
fignewton: (jack dark and stormy mission)
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 01:23 pm
Backup contribution to Kidfic Alphabet Soup! Also, I believe this is the first time I have actually had Jack use a certain expression. It certainly seemed to fit this time.

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.

O is for Other Perspectives )
fignewton: (teal'c)
Monday, November 28th, 2016 05:34 pm
A contribution to Kidfic Alphabet Soup. As usual, Daniel took control and went in unexpected directions. He's good at that. :) This came out as much meta-ish as fic-ish, I think.

Summary: 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.

T is for Teal'c )
fignewton: (humor)
Monday, November 28th, 2016 10:06 am
Happy SG-1 Gen Fic Day, everybody!

Comment below with links to new fic, older fic, flashfic, recs, self-recs, meta, picspam, icons, vids, and general squee - anything at all, as long as it's gen and related to SG-1.

The theme of the day is kidfic, including a piping-hot serving of Kidfic Alphabet Soup (perfect for late November!), but any gen work that isn't kidfic is more than welcomed, too.

Soup authors, this is where you should leave a link to your story. If you haven't yet sent me a copy of your story and your TOC entry, please do so.

We are still missing a few letters of Soup, so if you feel like dashing off at least 100 words of gen kidfic (in any definition thereof), comment below for that, too, and I will happily PM you a letter.

Here's to kids. And kidfic. And fic. And gen. And SG-1. :D
fignewton: (humor)
Sunday, November 27th, 2016 04:52 pm
Tomorrow we will be celebrating SG-1 Gen Fic Day, complete with Kidfic Alphabet Soup!

Well, I say "complete," but we are a few authors short. So if you feel like dashing off at least 100 words of gen kidfic for tomorrow (or the day after), please comment either at LJ or DW to get a letter.

If you are a Soup author and never got your letter, or if you already sent me your story and I have not replied to acknowledge receipt, please let me know IMMEDIATELY. Thanks!
fignewton: (fic rec)
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 12:49 pm
Welcome to the fifth installment of my tenth anniversary reccing posts! Follow the tag if you've missed the previous entries.

(I was going to do all ten in July. HA HA HA.)

Here are twelve of my favorite stories (I tried, but couldn't keep it down to ten!) recced in the twelve-month period between April 2010 and March 2011. I tried to avoid using an author I've used in previous posts, and I am also constrained by stories that have been lost to the ether with their websites. Feel free to browse through [personal profile] figs_sg1_rec for more goodies.

To Dance on the Floor in the Round, by Pepper )

Faith in Royalty (or Lack Thereof), by Gingasaur )

What Vala and Teal'c do for fun when the rest of SG-1 is not around, by Ziparumpazoo )

What Must Be Done, by Aces )

Incredible Luck, Annoying Charm, by Ana )

Things that Go Bump, by KerrAvonsen )

The To-Do List, by Rachel500 )

Mafdet, Slayer of Serpents, by Sqbr )

Revisionist History, by Penknife )

X Marks the Spot, by MacBeth )

Reaching Past the Sky, by Amilyn )

Act of Contrition, by Mad Maudlin )

I wrote 21 fics in 2010, but all of them were short. Here are three of them, two humorous and one angsty:

Shake Vigorously for Best Results. When the team comes under attack, Sam uses any weapons she can get.

Where the Future Is Being Made Today. They were hoping to meet the Furlings. It would be nice to know which one was which. Shameless crackfic crossover with The Muppet Show.

Well Met at Midnight. Jonas Quinn dreams of Daniel Jackson, or maybe he doesn't.

Remember, I welcome more gen recs in the comments, whether it's another author's story or your own.
fignewton: (jack daniel scribble)
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 09:46 am
...Except that we still are missing authors for multiple letters.

Kidfic was voted as one of the most popular options, so I'm hoping there are a few authors out there willing to take a letter and write at least 100 words of gen fic that are somehow related to kids. This can be canon children (like Cassie or Charlie), pre-series stories featuring a character as a child, someone interacting with an original character who is a child, or "downsizing" fic. All those qualify, so if you're interested, please comment at either LJ or DW and get a letter.

I've already received two submissions; one is classic downsizing, and the other is pre-series. I'm looking forward to lots of variety!

If you're already writing a Soup fic and you're interested in second helpings, you can comment and get a second letter, too.

Here's to more gen fic, in any flavor. :)
fignewton: (Fig Newton)
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 02:40 pm
Kidfic Alphabet Soup is scheduled for the end of the month, but we still don't have anywhere near enough cooks yet. You can sign up on LJ or DW, as you prefer. Signal boosts are appreciated, too!

"Kidfic" has so many connotations, doesn't it? Many people's minds instantly leap to the "downsizing" type of fic, and if that's your taste, that's fine. :) But there are also other types. Here's one of a very different flavor, as a way to offer an appetizer for the Soup. (Also, a way to do some WRITING for a change, okay. Plus a little distraction from RL, which I think a lot of us need right now.) It didn't go where I expected, but eh, that's par for the course when I'm writing SG-1. So be warned of an unexpected dose of Jack angst ahead. Oh, and that bingo card that I've been trying to fill for more than two years now? This should fit nicely in Ambiguous.

Summary: Appearances can be deceiving, as the team knows all too well. ~1,200 words. PG.

Camouflage )
fignewton: (Default)
Thursday, October 20th, 2016 05:23 pm
Who's up for another round of SG-1 Alphabet Soup? :)

This will be our 22nd round, and the theme, by popular vote, is Kidfic. The following types of stories qualify:

* "downsizing" fic, in which one or more characters are technologically hand-waved into children (temporarily or permanently, with or without their adult memories)

* stories set pre-series, featuring any SG-1 character during a time when they were actually, y'know, kids

* stories featuring children within the SG-1 universe; these can be canonical [Cassie, Loran, Ry'ac, Charlie (the original), Charlie (the Reetou), Shifu, or even young!Adria] or original

The following types of fic DO NOT qualify:

* next-gen featuring the children of any major character that is not canon. A story featuring an adult Cassie training Janet Wells as a member of a new SG-1 team would be fine, but stories featuring Sam and Jack's (or Vala and Daniel's) children are not.

What about alternative timelines or AU fic, in which a character was always a child to begin with? I'm willing to consider those, but the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis, and I get to be arbitrary about it. :) So please discuss it with me before you start writing!

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 fits our theme. We've had somewhere along the lines of 140 different authors contributing over the years, but whether you're a dedicated regular, an occasional dabbler, or a brand new chef, your participation is more than welcome!

This is how it works: comment below to sign up. By commenting, you are committing yourself to writing at least 100 words of gen kidfic by November 28th. In the past, signing up included claiming a letter of the alphabet; this time, I will PM you with a randomly assigned letter.

On November 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 (A is for Adria, D is for Developments, W is for What Just Happened, or whatever). Send me a copy by e-mail and your TOC template as well, as soon as they're ready. When all the letters have been submitted, a master post for the anthology will be posted, complete with the detailed table of contents.

For more detailed instructions of the posting process, click here. Even if you've cooked Soup before, please double-check; the detailed instructions have been edited over the years.

There are only four rules: your fic must be at least 100 words, although there is no maximum limit; it must be some kind of kidfic, however you choose to interpret the theme; the fic should 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 Jack/Sara - but no romance, please, and no sneaking in references to your favorite non-canon ship. 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...
fignewton: (don't say ka)
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 07:58 pm
I am immensely grateful to the few regular reccers who come back month after month after month, as well as the semi-regulars. The comm would have folded up and vanished without them. But many, if not most, of these regulars are SGA fans. (sallymn is both, heh.) More power to them, natch, but SG-1 needs some love (gen or otherwise) too!

The rules for reccing at stargateficrec have relaxed substantially: only two recs required per month, and if a story was recced in a category more than five years ago, it's okay to rec it again.

FAQ for reccing is here. Signups for September - only two volunteers so far, as of this posting, both SGA fans - is at this link. It would be lovely to see more SG-1 recs next month! I rarely have time for more than two myself, and hey, I've read those stories already... :)
fignewton: (humor)
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 03:21 pm
...Or, I suppose, the cat named after him, which may or may not be alive after the Tollan got wiped out.

(yes that was a bad joke)

Feel free to comment here with recs for fic about Sam's cat. Or the Tollan. Or reread that fic in which Daniel grumbles about Schrodinger's archeologist. Or any kind of SG-1 squee, really. :D
fignewton: (fic rec)
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 03:19 pm
Welcome to the fourth installment of my tenth anniversary reccing posts! Follow the tag if you've missed the previous entries.

Once again, I've kept it down (with difficulty) to ten recs for the twelve month period from April 2009-March 2010. There are many wonderful stories, and many authors I don't want to rec twice, so feel free to browse [personal profile] figs_sg1_rec for more!

Singing Down the Moon, by Butterfly )

Pearl in the Shell, by Matt )

One Dimension Removed, by Tafkar )

Stockholm Syndrome, by Annerb )

The Other Side of the Time Loop, by Yvi )

Just a Scientist, by Aurora Novarum )

Five People (or Beings) Who Inhabit the SGC, by Holdouttrout )

The Interview, by SG_Betty )

With the Dying, by Dira Sudis )

The Only Winning Move, by Synecdochic )

Yes, I was still writing a lot back then, even if it was all pretty short... 35 stories that clocked in at about 30,000 words. Here are some links to stories I wrote back in 2009:

Line in the Sand. Sha'uri takes the first steps on the road that will lead to Ra's destruction. This ended up a series of sorts, with both prequel and sequel.

Attitude of the Knife. Wonder Twins in classic geek mode. It's irritating when Jack can't tell if they're doing it to be annoying or just because they're geeks.

Taking Tally. SG-1 doesn't always win. It's a good thing they have each other to help pick up the pieces.

I'd love to see more gen recs in the comments, whether they're your own stories or belong to your favorite author!