fignewton: (daniel hmm)
2017-10-18 01:40 pm
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Quantum Mirror Alphabet Soup: reminder and extension thoughts

First of all, my apologies for the long absence when there's an Alphabet Soup simmering on the back burner. I have been dealing with multiple connectivity issues lately and I still can't access LJ at all. Or AO3. I hope this will clear up soon, sigh.

Meanwhile, we have Quantum Alphabet Soup scheduled to go live next week. Since I haven't been around to cheerfully remind the cooks to keep stirring, and there are still several unclaimed letters, I am considering one of two possibilities:

1. Announcing an extension of 2-3 weeks, to give everyone time to write and hopefully get more people to sign up. This isn't very fair to those who have been working, and I know that one cook has finished her story already (although I haven't seen it yet).

2. Revising the usual schedule of "everyone post on the same day" to "everyone post within a certain time frame" which would likely stretch for 3 weeks or so.

I welcome your thoughts. And if you haven't signed up yet to write at least 100 words of gen Quantum Mirror fic, you may go here. And if you've already written your fic and want a second letter, I certainly won't stop you. :)
fignewton: (sam janet fanfic)
2017-09-05 05:37 pm
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Coming in late October: Quantum Mirror Alphabet Soup

We haven't had one of these in a long time, so...

Welcome to the 23rd SG-1 Alphabet Soup! We've been doing this for ten years now, so some of you are old hands at this, some of you have joined us on a few occasions, and others haven't tried it at all. Veteran cooks and newbie chefs are all cordially invited! We will be celebrating Gen Fic Day on October 23rd and serving up 26 (or more) servings of Alphabet Soup for the occasion.

Not sure what I'm talking about? Browse the Alphabet Soup Index.

The theme for this Soup will be Quantum Mirror. 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. more details under the cut )

This is how it works: comment below to sign up. By commenting, you are committing yourself to writing at least 100 words of Quantum Mirror gen fic by October 23rd. In the past, signing up included claiming a letter of the alphabet; as we did last time, I will give you a randomly assigned letter. This avoids the problem of simultaneous claims on the different platforms of DW and LJ.

On October 23rd, comment with a link to your fic in the SG-1 Gen Fic Day post, using the title as the subject of your comment (N is for Naquadah, K is for Kree Equals Yoo-hoo, 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, even if it's before the 23rd. 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 have some connection to the Quantum Mirror, 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 Daniel/Sha're, or even Jack/Sam or Sam/Rodney if you are using those canonical AUs - 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: (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)
fignewton: (Default)
2016-11-30 01:28 pm
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Soup in need of some last minute fills

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)
2016-11-29 06:24 pm
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Soup update

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)
2016-11-29 01:23 pm

O is for Other Perspectives (PG-13)

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)
2016-11-28 05:34 pm

T is for Teal'c (PG)

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)
2016-11-28 10:06 am

It's SG-1 Gen Fic Day!

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)
2016-11-27 04:52 pm

Tomorrow: Gen Fic Day!

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: (jack daniel scribble)
2016-11-23 09:46 am
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Kidfic Alphabet Soup to go live next week...

...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: (Default)
2016-10-20 05:23 pm
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Kidfic Alphabet Soup signups

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: (Default)
2016-03-04 09:14 am
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Final sekrit message to Soup authors!

It's up, it's good! Wheee!

To recap: Epistolary Alpahbet Soup is here. DW TOC is here. LJ TOC is here.

I will verrrry slowly go through the Soup and add more hyperlinks, but for now, everything ought to be more or less accurate. Again, I would deeply appreciate it if each author would take the time to check over the fic, the links, the html, etc. I will happily change anything, no matter how minor.

Thanks again for participating!
fignewton: (Default)
2016-03-04 08:20 am
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Epistolary Alphabet Soup Table of Contents

Welcome to the table of contents for Epistolary Alphabet Soup!

My thanks to the 21 authors who made Epistolary Soup a reality: Annieb, Antonomasia09, Carlyn7685, Eilidh, Fig Newton, Gategremlyn, Goddess47, Immertreu, Izhilzha, Jb, Jedibuttercup, Madders_ahatter, Magistrate, SallyMn, Solstice0612, Splash the Cat, Tallulah Rasa, Thothmes, Topazowl, Traycer, and Wonderland. A warm welcome to our new cook, Carlyn! An appreciate tip of the ladle to our regular contributors. And an extra thanks to Antonomasia09, Goddess47, Madders_ahatter, Solstice, and Topazowl for their multiple contributions!

I can't even put a word count on our Soup, as we've got everything from epic-length fics to Twitter-fests, crossword puzzles, and hieroglyphics. Ratings range from G to PG. Expect spoilers throughout the series, and heed individual warnings for the fics.

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

this way to the fic! )
fignewton: (daniel hmm)
2016-03-03 10:40 pm
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Epistolary Alphabet Soup

My thanks to the 21 authors who made Epistolary Soup a reality: Annieb, Antonomasia09, Carlyn7685, Eilidh, Fig Newton, Gategremlyn, Goddess47, Immertreu, Izhilzha, Jb, Jedibuttercup, Madders_ahatter, Magistrate, SallyMn, Solstice0612, Splash the Cat, Tallulah Rasa, Thothmes, Topazowl, Traycer, and Wonderland. A warm welcome to our new cook, Carlyn! An appreciate tip of the ladle to our regular contributors. And an extra thanks to Antonomasia09, Goddess47, Madders_ahatter, Solstice, and Topazowl for their multiple contributions!

I can't even put a word count on our Soup, as we've got everything from epic-length fics to Twitter-fests, crossword puzzles, and hieroglyphics. So either browse through the TOC (up soon, really!) or just scroll down and enjoy!

A is for AAR )

B is for By the Way, Ba'al )

C is for Coded Letter )

C is for Crossword Puzzle )

D is for Daniel's Different Diary )

E is for Eternal Writing Struggles  )

F is for FAO )

G is for Let Me Google That for You )

H is for History )

I is for Imperfect and Incomplete Translation )

J is for Journal )

K is for Kryptonite )

L is for Lost Letters )

M is for Message in a Bottle )

N is for Not Your Grandfather's Paradox )

O is for Olfactory )

P is for Post-It Notes )

Q is for Quitting )

R is for Research Notes )

S is for Snapshots )

T is for Twitter )

U is for Unremembered  )

V is for Vellum )

W is for Words of Woe )

X if for X-Box )

Y is for Yesterday and Tomorrow )

Z is for Zodiac )

solution to crossword puzzle )
fignewton: (don't say ka)
2016-03-02 11:57 pm
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Another Soup update

We are one letter away from having a complete Soup. I haven't coded the TOC yet, but the anthology itself is ready to post as soon as we get that final contribution!

Any cooks out there inspired by the letter F to write something epistolary-ish and gennish about SG-1?

I'm off to sleep, folks. I'd love to wake up tomorrow morning to that last contribution so we can get our Epistolary Alphabet Soup online.

(also, I am possibly never ever ever allowing embedded images in a Soup again. don't get me wrong, the entries are fantastic, but I am not an HTML expert, thank you very much.)
fignewton: (Default)
2016-03-02 11:26 am
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Still two letters short for complete Alphabet Soup

I've started coding the anthology, but our stats as our follows:

23 stories already posted online.

1 author who is running late, but has committed to completing.

2 authors who have not responded to queries.

That means we still have two letters to complete before our Epistolary Alphabet Soup is done.

We need some backup cooks, folks. The letters still remaining are B, F, and L. My own Soup fic hasn't yet been formally assigned a letter, so I'll just use to take whichever letter is left over.

Please comment to tell me if you're taking a specific letter, and then again to tell me when your fic is done. Don't forget it need only be 100 words to qualify!

Thank you, and the usual apologies for the usual delay. (sigh) Wrangling 26 authors is a challenge, sometimes...


Edit: and we've had a claim for B. Yay!
fignewton: (Default)
2016-02-29 10:41 pm

Lost Letters (PG)

Written for Gen Fic Day and Epistolary Alphabet Soup, for whatever letter needs filling. :)

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.

Lost Letters )