fignewton: (daniel hmm)
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 01:24 pm
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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Monday, February 27th, 2017 06:42 pm
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. :)
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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 04:05 pm
As mod/admin for [community profile] stargateficrec, I was e-mailed regarding the Fanatic Fanic Multi-Fandom awards, which are apparently open to the Stargate fandom for the first time this year. I took a quick look at the site; it seems to have been around for at least two years' worth of awards, so it is probably legitimate.

(Sad, I suppose, that it's necessary to add such a caveat, but there speaks experience...)

I won't be posting about it over at the comm, as that's not in [community profile] stargateficrec's purview, but I'm certainly happy to offer a signal boost in my own space. So if you're interested in nominating a favorite SG-1 fic of yours - or any of the other fandoms they cover - then go for it, says I.
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Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 09:29 am
Admittedly, SG-1 already is firmly in the "unbelievable" category when it comes to writing science stuff... ;)

But since our wonderful fanfic authors often do a better, more credible job than the show writers, this is a fascinating article that I think a lot of you might enjoy.

Writing Believable Nanotechnology

Even if you're not an author, it's an interesting read. :)
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 09:04 am
I have started reading Soup fics (yay!) and wanted to archive mine, as usual, on Heliopolis and Stargatefan. Only Stargatefan seems to have disappeared.

Admittedly, it's been two months since I've written anything, so I hadn't visited the site since the end of December...

Does anyone know anything about this? I'll be sad to see it go; it was the only gen SG-1 archive out there, I think.
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Thursday, October 31st, 2013 12:02 pm
I'm home! Exhausted but very happy after a lovely trip and a lovelier homecoming. :)

The monthly roundup will have to wait until next week, but here's a few links in the meantime:

The [community profile] sg1friendathon had 25 fics! \0/ Suzannemarie put up the master post here. My own contribution was Left Unspoken.

The Ficathon Frenzy is currently live and will last until Monday. This is your chance to write any unclaimed (actually, any unwritten) prompt left over from the Friendathon, with no mimimum word limit required. The prompts list is here; the official rules for the Frenzy are here.

If you are interested in reccing at least two fics over the course of November for [community profile] stargateficrec, you can do that here. SGA is always well-represented, but SG-1 usually needs a bit more love - there's only one SG-1 volunteer so far.

(BTW, did you all know you can schedule entries to be posted while you're away? I'm probably the last one to discover this...)
fignewton: (don't say ka)
Thursday, August 15th, 2013 07:37 pm
Just four days left to claim a prompt for the friendship ficathon at [community profile] sg1friendathon! I am so happy to see such enthusiastic beginnings - we've got 25 people signed up already! Is our fandom awesome or what?

I find writing trends so fascinating. When we last did this in 2008, I was very taken aback that Jack and Daniel friendship wasn't claimed at all (although happily, Magistrate did one prompt for the Frenzy). This year, Jack and Daniel friendship prompts went first - in fact, there were more Daniel friendship prompts claimed this time than any other. Interesting, that.

Now, any casual reader of this journal is well aware that I am a shameless Daniel fangirl :) and that I vastly prefer classic team to new team. And I am definitely happy in anticipating all the wonderful friendship fic that we'll be reading about my favorite archeologist and my favorite version of teamy goodness. Still, I think the newer team members deserve a little (gen) love, don't you? So if you're a Cam fan or a Vala fan, I do urge you to wander over to the sign-up post (on LJ only, so there won't be accidental multiple claims) and choose a Cam and Teal'c prompt. Or a Sam and Vala prompt. Or Cam and Sam, or Vala or Teal'c, or... well, you get the idea. :)

Mind you, if you choose a classic team prompt, I'll be pretty pleased with that, too...

Go. Find a prompt that sparks your imagination. And write!

(And many, many thanks to all you lovely people who have boosted the signal on this. It's very much appreciated.)
fignewton: (humor)
Monday, July 29th, 2013 11:55 pm
Eep! Here it is, five minutes to midnight, and I've just remembered that several people have suggested we should celebrate SG-1 today, in honor of the fifth anniversary of Continuum's release: our last SG-1 canon.

No time to write, so I will offer several links instead:

My Continuum-based fic (both Alphabet Soups, heh) are Vala in A is for Aspect and Cameron in O is for Optimism.

[community profile] sg1friendathon is going live this year again! Our third round has already started with prompt submissions. You can submit screened prompts here, with no commitment to write fic involved.

Also, [community profile] sg1genrecs is doing an "other media" theme, where you rec media other than stories (podfic, meta, picspam, vids, etc.) I would love to see some good recs there!

If you want to do the more classical kind of reccing, there's next month at [community profile] stargateficrec. Here's the link to the signup post.

And finally, I will just say this:




fignewton: (don't say ka)
Sunday, June 30th, 2013 09:31 pm
Towards the end of each month, I put up an admin post at [ profile] stargateficrec, asking for volunteers to post recs in the following month. Since taking over, I've tweaked the rules a bit to make reccing a bit easier - the minimum number has been reduced to two, for example, and stories that were recced in 2007 or earlier are eligible to be recced again.

I'm happy to say that we've had a pretty steady stream of reccers these past months. There are some loyal regulars (::squishes them happily::) and several others; we've been averaging five or six reccers a month, aside from my own random recs. Wonderful!


Nearly all the recs have been for SGA. With the happy exception of [personal profile] roeskva and [personal profile] hathor_girl, who have been faithfully trading off reccing Tok'ra fics (or Sam/Martouf), we've had precious few SG-1 recs lately.

Clearly, something must be done! :)

Can I tempt any of you to wander over to this month's volunteer post and sign up? As I wrote above, it's a commitment for only two recs in July, although more would also be welcome!

Let's show SG-1 some love (whether gen or the ship of your choice!), shall we?
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Thursday, September 27th, 2012 07:04 pm
Well, hi there!

I'm back, although I'll only be able to drop by only two or three times over the next twelve days or so. :)

I would first like to thank those of you who sent me birthday wishes in my absence, including, to my astonishment, paid free time on DW for my own journal, the rec archive, and [community profile] sg1genrecs. Wow. Thank you, lovely anonymous person! And thank you, too, to the not-so-anonymous lovely person who gave me paid time on LJ. I do love my icons :) and now I can revel in them all over the place! I hope I can continue to generate SG-1 squee in the next twelve months for you all.

Speaking of which, Gen Fic Day and SGC Alphabet Soup is in less than three weeks, on October 15th! Thanks to [profile] wendybnyc, all of the letters are now claimed. Soup cooks, please remember to send me your stories by e-mail at sg1.fig at gmail when they're done, and I'll happily accept any beta requests at the same address.

If you've posted anything SG-1 related while I've been gone, I'd love a link so I can go and check it out... :)
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Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 11:28 am
We wants our fandom back, yes we do, my precious!

Two months in which I managed to do nothing more than make 17 recs (I mean, yes, yay for reccing and I'm not going to stop as long as I still have fics on my to-rec list, but...) and look blankly at my WIPs. And come up with several more ideas for fics that will not write themselves. (Pre-series SARA O'NEILL, thank-you-very-much. Oh Traycer, I do want to get that one done!) Even [community profile] sg1genrecs hasn't been updated in over a month, sigh.

And in another week, I will be offline completely for two weeks and them mostly offline for another two after that. Happens every year, come Rosh Hashanah, but it means that I want to be fannishly active now and can't seem to manage it!

Part of the problem is, I think, that I know the SG-1 fandom is gently but surely receding into the distance. I don't want it to be, but it's a closed canon and there are precious few people out there still writing. (Thank you, Tallulah and Thothmes, for your recent contributions. Which I still haven't read yet, sigh. They are bookmarked!)

When I'm back, in mid-October, how about a Gen Fic Day? Possibly with SGC Alphabet Soup? Any SGC personnel other than those who have Soups of their own, that is. Siler, Walter, Brightman, Lam, Warner, Landry, any non-SG-1 team member like Reynolds or Dixon or Wells or Elliot or Hailey, Bill Lee (pokes Aurora), Robert Rothman (pokes sallymn), Felger, even the janitor (pokes Redbyrd) or any other reasonable OC?

If you're interested, comment. And squee about SG-1. Because, y'know, closed canon or not, the show is still AWESOME.
fignewton: (sam janet fanfic)
Sunday, June 17th, 2012 10:21 am
Scientists Make Reggae Music with Star Data

This is just crying out to be incorporated into a Sam fic. The music of math and the stars is just so perfectly her.

Any takers?

I'm looking at you, Magistrate. Heh heh heh.
fignewton: (Default)
Monday, June 11th, 2012 11:07 pm
In case anyone out there is in the market for the complete series on DVD, Amazon is offering the Complete Series Collection today for $55. Also SGA's Complete Series for $40. Free Super Saver Shipping, too.
fignewton: (mitchell)
Thursday, December 15th, 2011 10:19 pm
Item the first: there are still four letters left to claim for Cam Alphabet Soup. If you are interested in writing 100 words (or more!) of gen fic on the topic of Cam by January 30, go to this post and sign up!

Item the second: this week, [info]redial_the_gate did The Shroud. I was personally a bit disappointed when the ep originally aired that so many people wrote non-gen ep tags, but that's my problem. :) Redial, however, is all-inclusive, and I'm very surprised to see that no one has bothered linking to the many fanworks -- with the exception of [info]sg1danny, who posted some stunning artwork. So if you've written a fic or done a vid or posted meta or created art or anything else related to The Shroud, please drop a link at the fanworks entry so others can enjoy it, too.
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Thursday, July 7th, 2011 10:38 am
Okay, that is just not fair. How am I supposed to choose between Magistrate's Beneath a Beating Sun and Tafkar's One Dimension Removed?!

It's voting time over at Gatefic! I am obviously busy with the SG-1 gen ballot :) but you should check out the nominees and vote!
fignewton: (Fig Newton)
Thursday, June 30th, 2011 05:06 pm
Here's the monthly update of the Fig Newton corner of SG-1 fandom:

fandom )

fic )

On to the recs! This month marked my 700th rec, which kinda boggles the mind. At least mine. Not only that, but the Master List of SG-1 fic recs is actually up-to-date! I'm on a roll, apparently.

They were all posted at [info]stargateficrec, but they are archived at [personal profile] figs_sg1_rec with my own tags. Follow the links below. You should all know the drill by now...

Replicarter recs )

Team recs )

::insert regular encouragement to sign up to rec here::

In other gen reccing news, [community profile] sg1genrecs's current theme is lost episode -- stories that feature original plotlines, rather than being episode related. If you have a favorite gen fic that fits the bill, I hope you'll wander over there and rec it.
fignewton: (sam and daniel)
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 02:04 pm
Three happy SG-1 things in the last few days:

1. The [community profile] sg1friendathon already has two people who have completed their fics and submitted them! The response overall has been enthusiastic, and even with the expectation that a few people will probably drop out before the deadline, I am delighted to see that gen fic is still alive and well.

(And hey, you can still sign up if you want -- just keep in mind that you're committing yourself to finishing by July 31st.)

2. Speaking of gen fic still being alive and well, yesterday I recced my seventh hundred SG-1 fic, archived over at [personal profile] figs_sg1_rec. \0/ Go fandom!

3. In Memoria has been nominated for a Gatefic award. My warmest thanks to whomever it was (or were) who thought my story worth nominating. :)

So instead of finishing the angsty ficlet that's been peculating in my mind, I want happy gen drabble prompts from all of you! I'll commit to ten, but the more you give me the better. I'll only do one prompt per person (put them all in a single comment, please), but it's more fun to have the extra variety. Classic team is more likely to get a response than new team, but feel free to leave whatever prompts interest you most.

(We did six months ago -- here are the prompts, and here's the final result.)
fignewton: (sam jack genfic)
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 10:04 pm

C'mon. Go sign up...

(Signups must be made on LJ to prevent multiple claims on the same prompt, but [community profile] sg1friendathon is right here too!)

::waves scepter of the realm of ship-free Stargate meaningfully::

Oh, and Beanpot and Annerb? There are prompts at that list (over 170 of them, whee!) that have your names on them!
fignewton: (sam jack genfic)
Monday, May 30th, 2011 05:27 pm
So after last week's poll, we went live with [community profile] sg1friendathon! Yay! And I was so excited to spread the word that I, er, forgot to mention it here. Oops, that. :)

Right now, we're still in the looking for prompts stage. Anyone is welcome to submit prompts, even without any intention of joining the ficathon. So if you've got a friendship prompt that you've always wanted to see written, comment at this entry to submit it for inclusion into the ficathon. You can submit as many prompts as you'd like, and the comments are all screened -- the only ones who will know you submitted them are your friendly mods. Prompts can be submitted through Wednesday.

And please do boost the signal! Spread the words through your own journals, whether at LJ or at DW. The more prompts we get, the more likely we are to end up with some really great stories. :)
fignewton: (Fig Newton)
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 05:56 pm
So these Mitchell drabbles...

First of all, I am very happy to get so many prompts. Thanks, folks! :) It's the first time since I started this impromptu series that I actually get to pick and choose. I hope no one will be offended if I don't choose a particular prompt; it's just a question of what hits, so to speak. I've done nine so far, so I'll be choosing three more to complete the set.

But I am running into a problem.

How do I refer to the guy?

My personal preference is "Mitchell," but I have an unhappy suspicion that it's because I don't actually like the character too much. (One day I will post meta regarding the majority of people who regularly refer to Sam as "Carter.") I don't dislike him, even if his recklessness really gets on my nerves sometimes. I'm just... neutral. Chaotic neutral, from my old D&D days, perhaps. :) But it does mean that I don't entirely trust my judgment. I've been vacillating back and forth. It looks a bit weird.

So I've posted a poll over at LJ. (I have a basic account on DW, so I can't mirror it here, sorry.) If you'd like to help me figure out the best way to refer to Cameron Mitchell, please vote in the poll here, or just comment in this entry. :)

Edit: I certainly wasn't fishing for it, but my warmest thanks to the person who gifted me with points. :D