My conspiracy fic is moving right along :) It's sitting at 12k in total right now and I'm not done yet (though I'm definitely past the halfway point), but I've signed up for [ profile] mini_wrimo, which I am hoping will motivate me to make steady progress :D Once this fic is done, I think I know what I'm going to work on next, but we'll see where my muses take me.

Tomorrow is going to be hell at work; it's the first of the month, which is always our busiest time. It's also a Tuesday, which means there will not be many people scheduled to work in my department. I anticipate lots of stress about falling behind on my duties, about having to cover a different department for an hour (which takes me away from my duties and puts me further behind). But I have Wednesday off from work (though I have class, in which there is an exam). At the moment however, I'm calm and not all stressing about the next two days. It's a nice feeling :)

I've been rereading some old favorites - The Spaces Between by [ profile] taste_is_sweet, Event Horizon Books by daughtershade, and The Sweetheart Murder by [ profile] melagan - and trying to finish up the last few episodes of Twin Peaks so I can watch Stranger Things. Aaand...that's about it for me! I hope everyone is doing well :D

Fic Rec!

Oct. 19th, 2016 02:32 pm
Mer's Moving City, the SGA/Howl's Moving Castle AU is now complete! Coming in at a whopping 119,749 words, too :)
I don't have much to report for the week, other than my excitement for Squee Weekend. We're sooo close - I am ready to be among my people.

My Conspiracy Challenge fic is inching along. I'm hoping that one of these nights I'll settle down and get a bunch of it done - I need to finish it up soon so I can get someone to look it over for me. It's definitely going to need some work lol.

I got my hair cut! It was shorter than I had envisioned, but I did tell the hairdresser to cut a lot off. I think I like it, and I was told today at work that it was cute by quite a few people. It'll be much easier to care for and not such an annoyance. Plus, it'll grow back *shrug*

Cut for pic )

I finished up that beta I was doing. The author updated with a new chapter, and I'm probably biased, but I loved the fic and think everyone should read it. I know some people don't like to read WIPs but I beta'd this, so I can confidently say that it's like, 98% done. It has a resolution and everything, there were just some scenes the author wanted to fill out/edit.
[ profile] hiswasburgundy asked me over on tumblr for some trope-y McShep fic. Rather than rec'ing a few and moving on, I decided to recommend fic for every category listed on fanlore. Not every category was filled and some only have one or two fics. I tried not to repeat any fics, though some fit into more than one category.

This list is by no means comprehensive. Feel free to leave a comment with fics if you want to add to a category :)

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In homage to all of those "100 Days of Happy" posts, I'm going to call my weekly updates "Happy Week". Lets hope it lives up to its name~ I'm posting this one super late - I meant to post every Sunday. Only second week in and I'm already slipping, whoops.

Positives! )

In fannish news, I have taken on a very stupid, ambitious undertaking. Someone new to the fandom asked for some trope-y McShep recs, and I was pretty overwhelmed by the sheer number of possible recs. So I found this list on fanlore and...decided to rec fic for each category? Oh god, so many categories, so many fic. I'm not rec'ing stuff for each category, but I'm down to "Crossover". I probably won't do the last category, though I'll link to my pinboard at the end, lol. I'll post the fic list here when I'm done :)
popkin16: (the love of your life)
Next up: [ profile] lamardeuse! I associate humor and good times with her fic, though she's perfectly capable of angst. I really love how she writes John and Rodney. She gets the banter, the fun, the emotions. I don't often see her fic discussed or rec'd. When I started this challenge, I knew immediately that she'd be at least one of the authors I rec.

Two Men & A Baby series, 17.5k. (Co-authored with [ profile] tex)
As thanks for fixing their shield, natives give Rodney a baby via Ancient tech. His clone, in fact. Rodney is flustered and unhappy, but John is immediately smitten. Rodney wants nothing to do with him, leaving John to care for clone-baby!Rodney, and John is desperate to convince Rodney to keep the baby. This series is so sweet, and John loves the kid *so much*, and you really feel for Rodney, especially once he reveals why he can barely bring himself to hold the child.

Casual Easy Thing, 3k.
A tag to McKay & Mrs Miller. Rod reveals he has a casual arrangement with 'his' Sheppard. John considers the possibilities with his own Rodney. This fic is hot and lightly explores Rodney as a character and John & Rodney's relationship, and I just love the ending.

Cultural Exchange, 10.8k.
Woolsey wants to designate some free time for "creative pursuits". Rodney is completely dismissive, until Woolsey orders him to participate, leading Rodney to get guitar lessons from John. They have such a great relationship here, very intense. I love that these private lessons add a whole new dimension to their relationship. They touch more, and become very aware of each other. John is patient and sweet; Rodney is uncertain and doesn't really understand what's going on between him and John, but it all ends happily, and there are so many great scenes between them.

Good Neighbor Policy, 6.8k.
John and Rodney help each other out with household duties, like building shelves and moving furniture. I just really love this fic, since it shows John and Rodney becoming the type of buddies who help with mundane things, something neither of them have ever had before. It's a sweet, cheerful read of two men whose relationship grows from friendship to something more.

Just Like Schroedinger's Cat, ~11k.
Oh my god, probably my favorite, most repeatedly read Lamardeuse fic. It's "everyone thinks they're dating" fic, and it's so funny (the line about Rodney's great-aunt never fails to make me laugh out loud) and sweet with a touch of angst. John's so patient with Rodney, waiting for him to be ready to be together. The sex is hot, too ;)

Running Mate, ~2k.
John and Rodney become running buddies! Except Rodney is hot all flushed and sweaty. Who can resist that? Not John.

These are all fics that I've read many times. When I need something that will make me happy, I head for these fics. I've rec'd them to friends repeatedly, lol. I feel liket he theme for my fic recs is "light and happy", but nobody minds, right?
popkin16: (hugs!)
[ profile] brumeier's fics are always so engaging. After first discovering her work, It didn't take long before she became one of my favorite authors. They're well written, feel good fics that always leave me satisfied.

Brumeier on AO3

Embrace the Storm, 23593 words.
A fusion with the movie Twister. I grew up wtaching that movie; I've seen it countless times, and I'm not sure what it is, but I've always loved it. This is a fantastic take on the movie, where the events proceed as they do in the movie, but with McShep twists. The death of Rodney's family due to a tornado send him on the path of studying weather. John, fresh from the Air Force, falls in with Rodney and his storm chasing team, until John abruptly leaves. I ache for Rodney and sympathize with John. Reading as they go from a contentious reunion to a happy ending is so fun and satisfying.

Crossroads, 17546 words. Part 1 of the Pleasure Dome Series.
An AU where Rodney works in the Pleasure Dome, where all are welcome, can have any desire catered long as they have the money. Rodney's work there was meant to be a temporary stop, but years pass and he doesn't move on. Enter John Sheppard, top-level member of the SGC, with his blue skin and yellow eyes. Rodney is absolutely fascinated by him and gets caught up in John's mission. I love the worldbuilding here, and I love Rodney's immediate interest in John. I love every fic in this series.

Save Me, 62141 words.
Rodney inherits a large home from a distant relative. John is the sexy but touch phobic caretaker, and together they deal with the haunted study and the terrifying intruder threatening their lives. I love Rodney's relationship with Laura Cadman in this - she's his assistant and his friend, and he depends on her. I really love his relationship with John. They're friendly, but John and his past is a bit of a mystery. They come to care for one another, worry about each other, and it's sweet. As always, Brumeier's fics are easy to read and super engaging. The perfect fic to settle in for a nice, long read.

Unexpected Discoveries, 15,444 words. Followed by Unexpected Discoveries: Loch Ness.
Ghost & monster hunting! Inspired by the tv show Destination Truth, this is not a Supernatural AU (though Supernatural *is* mentioned in a hilarious way). John joins the cast of a reality tv show as the camera guy, with Rodney as the grumpy tech. I love that everybody brings up Rodney before John has a chance to meet him. Also, the fans absolutely adore John and Rodney interacting, which it just a perfect detail. John and Rodney are hilarious and have great banter.

Pick-Up Lines, 524 words.
You know that sweet video where the man wakes up from surgery, drugged to the gills, and calls his wife (whom he doesn't recognize) "the most beautiful woman in the world"? Yeah.

Two Men Walk into A Bank, 6687 words.
Rodney walks into a robbery and is knocked out of harms way by John. That's really where their trouble begins, however; these people seem to know his and John's name, and they seem to be looking for something very specific. One of my favorite things about McShep is how quickly John and Rodney seem to fall together, whether it be friendship or more, and this fic is great for that. They worry about each other, despite having met just minutes before. The story behind the bad guys is interesting, since this is no ordinary robbery. The ending leaves me feeling happy and satisfied; I could read tons more fic set in this particular 'verse.

Close Encounters, 5753 words.
John is kidnapped by aliens! Kind of :)
John is no longer a member of the military, but he's still what the SGC needs. It's funny and a great quick read!

I've re-read all her fics more than once, and making this rec list had me reading them all again. They're a guaranteed good time, so go, enjoy!

I just realized almost all my recs are AU's. Oops?


Dec. 9th, 2014 07:56 pm

Needs a beta (desperately) but it's doooone. At about 8k. I wrote the last bit while tired and with a headache, so it's...well, it is what it is. But I'm so relieved. Also anxious about what a beta is going to say, but focusing on the positive here.

ETA: Someone is writing a high school mcshep fic, and I am enjoying it :D It doesn't have many comments, which I think is a shame.
The SGA Big Bang website is down. I've spent a sad amount of time panicking over this and checking the SGA Big Bang LJ, as well as the moderators LJ's for updates on this. I used the Way Back Machine to bring up Calling Down The Lightning, but I had wanted to do an epic re-read of all the McKay/Sheppard on that site. ETA: Upon checking, it seems that all sites hosted on is down. Boooo.
Real life things )

[ profile] velocitygrass wrote a very very hot fic for me called Ampallang - everyone go read! It's amazing.

Team fic!

Aug. 30th, 2013 09:59 pm
[ profile] sga_saturday posted:

Create a rec posting in your journal of 1-3 SGA works, stories, happenings, squees, whatever with the theme of TEAM...

I love participating! But it still features the team? So it totally counts!

1. Safekeeping, gen. The team is forced into slavery during a mission and Rodney accidentally ingests some citrus. I love when the team takes care of Rodney, and I love when they work together to get free. Though much of the focus is on Rodney and the fic is told from John's POV, the entire team is very present in the fic.

2. Board Wars, gen. This is a hilarious, crack fic as Team Sheppard play through games of all kinds - cards, board games, dice games, etc. and are banned from playing those games after causing much trouble. A feel good team fic!

3. That Keeps on Giving, McShep. Rodney makes specialized gifts for each team member. I think this is a very Rodney thing to do. For all his love of words, Rodney's not really that comfortable with emotions either (especially those of the affectionate/attraction sort). I could see him making gifts for his team, not just to make their lives better, but to show how much he cares.

Woo hoo!

May. 26th, 2013 09:01 pm
The fabulous [ profile] runpunkrun wrote a "Rodney McKay in panties" fic! And it's glorious (no surprise there, it's Punk)! Now we can say we have 2 fics with Rodney in panties :)
I was going through [ profile] runpunkrun's fic, today. I read Industrial Arts (always a favorite) and then I stumbled onto this post, and now I can't stop thinking about Rodney's thighs and ass (not new, I know). So now I'm going to go hunt for fic that involves John bending Rodney over things or spreading him out over a bed. Or maybe Rodney riding John, John unable to look away from Rodney's thighs as he moves over him, whining high and tight when John hits just the right spot...

*ETA* A link to some of my favorite porn fic:
Shook Me All Night Long by sardonicsmiley
A Different Perspective by [ profile] vylit

[ profile] fu_dragon has been so kind as to link to two fics :D

That Do Re Me by chelle
The Weight In My Hand by chelle

Because these are so short, I'm combining them into one post.

Title: Untitled Dragon AU
Notes: An SGA/Mercedes Lackey "Joust" AU.

Fic 1 )

Title: Untitled Mpreg fic
Notes: Back when the mpreg big bang was having sign ups, I started thinking about how a lot of fics have John and Rodney having baby girls, and I wanted to write one where they have a boy, so I started writing one just for myself.

Fic 2 )

SGA Santa

Jan. 6th, 2013 11:55 pm

[ profile] sga_santa is now finished! All of the works were amazing, it made me really happy to see so many people contributing. The fandom doesn't seem quite so small when fics are being posted every day :D

[ profile] scarlettandblue wrote me a fantastic fic - It's a Kind of Magic, but there is absolutely no scientific proof! It's a great deal of fun and I am completely intrigued by the world she created here ♥

Just a few of my favorites:

Keepsakes by [ profile] taste_is_sweet [John/Rodney]
Rodney looked confused, then angry. "It's not a cage," he said, like she'd insulted him. "It's a habitat. They'll be a pond--fresh water--and trees, and--"

"John had very specific wishes about what should happen to him if he couldn't be cured, Rodney," Elizabeth said.

Contrary Motion by [ profile] kisahawklin [John/Rodney]
John can't help touching things he's not supposed to.

And a Parrish In A Pear Tree by [ profile] clwilson2006 [Gen]
There are new marines on Atlantis, and they have to be trained in all things Pegasus. That’s Major Lorne’s job.

Also I wrote Knockin' Me Sideways [LJ | AO3]
[ profile] thebiggest_lie asked for some Due South fic recs :D I haven't explored the fandom to its fullest so this is by no means a comprehensive view of the best the fandom has to offer, just fics that I've read and enjoyed :)

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Owl!verse is now up on AO3!

or at least part of it :)
Part two of The one about the blind owlet and his elk best friend is up :D A link at the top of the entry links back to the previous installment, if you missed it. For those who did, this fic is based in a 'verse where Rodney spent some time as an owl and has taken to bringing back stray owlets to Atlantis.
The Little Sister
by Martha
53268 words

Struggling to make it as a private investigator in post-war Los Angeles, John Sheppard doesn't have the luxury of turning away paying customers. All the same, he should have thought twice before he accepted a job from one Dr. Rodney McKay.

cut for ramblings )
This requires a bit of an explanation:

A long while back, a group of friends and I came to the realization that Rodney would make a fantastic owl, even going so far as to create a tumblr for this premise. Beckersher is the main poster for the owl!verse.

At first the back story was simple: Due to Ancient technology, Rodney is transformed into an owl for an unspecified amount of time. Through more ancient tech, he communicates with the others via their radios. The story grew from there: Rodney goes on missions as an owl, and eventually starts bringing home little owlets - whether they follow him through the gate or he purposely rescues them - turning Atlantis into a safe haven for birds of the Pegasus Galaxy. They sort of become Rodney's babies, and he gives them a scientific names, while John gives them...less stuffy names. Some of the owls are assigned to certain gate teams, even, but all have a distinct personality.

This fic takes place two years after Rodney was first turned into an owl. Rodney is back to being human and on missions - and once again he's caught the attention of an animal, although this time it's not an owl...

The one about the blind owlet and his elk best friend (WIP)(McShep)



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