OTP meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] wings128.

Which one hogs the blankets?
Which one cuts the other’s hair?
Which one makes coffee for the other one every morning?
Which one picks up the pizza?
Which one likes their music on full volume?
Which one complains about the crumbs on the bed?
Which one is ticklish?
Which one sings and which one plays the music?
Which one proposes?

McShep )
I've been tagged by [livejournal.com profile] selenic76 and [livejournal.com profile] tarlanx! The idea is to share seven lines from the seventh pageof a WIP of your choice. And then tag seven other writers to do the same :)

Most of my WIPs don't have 7 pages (yet), so I just chose a passage I liked. I love soulmate AU's and wanted to try my hand at one. I'm basing my "soulmate" idea off Sharon Shinn's Samaria series, where at birth everyone has a crystal implanted in their arm (called a Kiss), which lights up when a person meets their soulmate.

Cut for fic )

I want to post another snippet because I was tagged twice :P SO. I was working on a hooker!Rodney fic, because it's usually John, unless Rodney is young in the fic. It's very loosely based on the Kushiel Legacy series, where the dominant religion of the world considers prostitution a sacred service. Rodney was chosen to serve when he was young and pretty (but still legal). As he grew, however, he became more of an aquired taste (people are dumb), so his House decided to make him their financial officer. However, if a 'client' requests Rodney, he's still required to serve.

I decided to just post almost all that I have (which is quite long). It was written a long time ago, so I'll probably end up fussing with it if/when I pick it back up.

Read more... )

I tag [livejournal.com profile] aadarshinah, [livejournal.com profile] squidgiepdx, and anybody else who hasn't been tagged yet.

ETA: I've also been tagged by [livejournal.com profile] danceswithgary, so here is one more snippet :) As always, it's subject to editing.

Cut for 3rd fic )
Three positive things!

  • McShep-Everyday broke 1,000 followers! AHHHH, this is huge for me. I had no idea it would grow so big. I started the tumblr because the ones already made had been abandoned, and I wanted a steady, daily thing of McShep on my dash.

  • I will be doing online training tomorrow at work, so part of my 10 hour day will be spent sitting down. I am grateful it worked out the way it did, since I still have my cold. I'll still have to help out if we get a line of customers, but on the whole I should be on my butt.

  • I got a new phone! It's my first smart phone, so I'm kind of ??? about a lot of it, but I'm pretty excited. Now I can get on the internet during my breaks at work *grins*

The cold is still holding strong, as mentioned. I didn't eat for a large portion of today because my stomach was meh, but I ended up feeling nauseated because of it. Took a shower, ate some toast, and took a nap - and I feel better. I'm hoping when I wake up tomorrow I will feel even better :P I've been drinking a lot of water (mostly to soothe my throat, but also to get the cold out faster). Fingers crossed for improvement!
[livejournal.com profile] brumeier challenged me to post 3 postive things for 5 days :D I think I could use some positivity while I'm still at home, waiting for the fun of Squee Weekend to begin.

  • I may not have to spend the 3 hours between classes sitting around at school. I could nap!

  • I learned today that I am going to get Person in Charge training, so if an emergency comes up at work, I will be capable of closing the store on my own. This may come with a mariad of problems, but it does speak to their trust in my abilities :D

  • I'm almost done with my Favorite Episodes of TOS/TNG rewatch, which means soon I will be starting my Farscape rewatch. Yesssss.


I'm coming down with a cold, sadly. My throat is bothering me, my nose is runny, and I'm sneezing a lot. I'm drinking a lot of water, however, and I hope that'll push it through fast. Honestly, I have the worst luck.

Gonna try and write tonight. We'll see how that goes - I always plan to write and then end up watching stuff and reading instead~
Taken from [livejournal.com profile] aadarshinah

- Bold all of the following TV shows of which you've seen 3 or more episodes.
- Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode.
- Asterisk * if you have at least one full season on tape, DVD, or blu ray.
- If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).

Cut for tv shows list )

So basically I've seen a little bit of a lot of shows.
Respond in the comments with the words ‘Surf’s Up’, I will give you five questions of your own for you to answer.

Questions from the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] sgamadison

Questions )
In honor of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my 'door.'

Comment with "Trick or Treat" to this post and... well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, graphics, a few words why I'm glad to have you on my flist, one sentence fics, etc. etc.).

The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!

Meme!

Sep. 12th, 2012 08:58 pm
Taken from the amazing [livejournal.com profile] aadarshinah

So comment and I will tell you: 
  1. Tell you why I friended you (if I remember)
  2. Associate you with something
  3. Tell you something I like about you
  4. Tell you a memory I have of you
  5. Associate you with a character/pairing
  6. Ask you something I've always wanted to know about you
  7. Tell you my favourite userpic
  8. Tell you that you most post this to your own lj.
taken from the incomparable [livejournal.com profile] aadarshinah

Ask me any of the following and I'll try to answer:

Show: _______ or ________ ?
Character: ________ or _________ ?
Pairing: _________ or _________ ?
Anything: ________ or _________ ?
100 Things Meme...slightly edited.

cut for exposition )

So I will post 5 fanfics a day, of varying lengths, of various fandoms (with a majority focus on Stargate: Atlantis).

cut for fics )

/day 01
Questions from the amazing [livejournal.com profile] squidgiepdx


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Sending a rather awed "Welcome to my livejournal!" to [livejournal.com profile] runpunkrun and [livejournal.com profile] esteefee, both of whom I have long admired from a distance like a nervous schoolgirl.
taken from [livejournal.com profile] sapphirestar_

Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random.

Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

Cut for 7 things )

and that's it! :)
Sorry I'm so late with this; I haven't been home for the past few days.

Day 07: List three fics that changed how you felt about a character.

1. Of Duty, Atonement, and Redemption by [livejournal.com profile] sgcgategirl - Gen. This is one of those post-Trinity fics, and it comes with what you'd expect it to: lots of Rodney!whump and John and Elizabeth acting like asses for the better part of the fic. (Sometimes I just want to read about my favorite character being whumped - and the people who caused it feeling regret). This fic changed how I thought of Lorne, because when John and Elizabeth were too angry to notice how their actions were affecting Rodney, Lorne saw. Lorne saw, and he tried to befriend Rodney and alleviate some of the isolation and hurt that Rodney was feeling. Rodney was constantly pushing him away, but Lorne continued to try, and it was this fic that really set me on the road of feeling much love for Lorne.

2. Kaleb Miller and the Green Knight by [livejournal.com profile] saffronhouse - McShep. There are fics about Jeannie. They may be about Rodney (and John, or the entire team) visiting Canada for vacation. There are fics told from her point of view. This was the first I'd ever read that was told about Kaleb - from his point of view, even. This fic made him seem like a real person, made him 3D and real. He's amazing.

3. I can't think of a third. SORRY. I'll keep thinking about it, and maybe  a month from now I'll come up with something - and then post about it.
Oops, I fell behind again!

Day 06: List three fics that have changed your life in some way.

1. Intersections by [livejournal.com profile] kaneko - This fic changed my life. This was the first SGA fic I had ever read, even before watching an episode of the show. It was linked to me by the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] sapphirestar_ who also took the time to make me a reclist so I had someplace to start (the SGA fandom is so large). This fic was my introduction to this fandom, to the tv show and ship that would become my passion for going on 3 years (or so) now.

2. Unsuffer Me  by [livejournal.com profile] shaenie - This was sort of a threshold fic for me. This fic is kinky without going to extremes, and I remember reading this fic and finding it all unbelievably hot. This fic set me on the road to discovering kink!fic, which I had never had any interest in. It lead to [livejournal.com profile] xanthe's BDSM Universe series, which opened my world to all sorts of other kinks (some I like, some I don't).

3. Indelible by [livejournal.com profile] shaenie - I love this fic. When people ask for my favorite SGA fic, this is inevitably the one I name. I love the sexual tension, how it builds so slowly, and I love the author's OC and how she gave Lorne a large role in the fic. The plot is fantastic, the sexual tension is hot, and so is the relieving of that tension ;) It's long (yay!) and it was the first fic I downloaded when I got my Kindle. It changed my life, because it's now the standard against which I judge all of "Fandom Greats" (and some published books). Written by the Victors? Okay, but it's no Indelible. That Merlin fic Drastically Redefining Protocol? Good fic, great actually, but not as amazing as Indelible (IMO). I finished this fic, felt safisfied and in love and I remember thinking, "This is what all fic should aspire to be."

IDK I just love shaenie
Day 05: List three fics that make you cry, every time you read them.

This fandom is extremely good at evoking emotion in its readers :) Oddly enough, this was the easiest one so far. As always, in no particular order:

1. The Price That Life Exacts by [livejournal.com profile] cathalin - I wasn't sure I would even like this fic at first, since right off the bat we learn that John has had a kid with a Pegasus native. But oh, the emotions in this fic - I sympathized with Rodney so fucking much in this fic, felt his loss like it was my own, his pain at the idea of having a constant reminder of John around. The scene where Rodney watches John's tape of his last will and testament never fails to make me sob. Beautiful, heartbreaking, and so good.

2. Dearest Series by [livejournal.com profile] lavvyan - The first installment always makes me cry, especially the last paragraph. And even the sequel, Precious, makes me tear up at the end. It's a fascinating 'verse, and I always wish it was this long epic, but it's wonderful as it is. I'm really grateful she didn't keep it as a oneshot.

3. Where We Ought To Be by [livejournal.com profile] wojelah - I like Carson. I don't think he's Leading Man material, but I was fond of him as a supporting character, as a good friend. I'm aware that a large portion of the fandom thought he was creepy, but I though he was sweet. This fic is covers Carson's final journey home, accompanied by John and Rodney, after the events in Sunday. Carson's family was interesting, John and Rodney's interactions were wonderful, and I cried several times. Plus, I really like the scene where John and Rodney finally kiss ;)

Livejournal refused to post this correctly yesterday, so here I am trying to post it again:

Day 04: List three really long fics (minimum 25,000 words) that you really love.

I'm pretty sure this meme will be difficult forever!


1. Calling Down the Lightning by [livejournal.com profile] dreamwaffles (55498 words) - I love the fantasy genre. So SGA in combination with that is always a win to me. I can't think of a single thing I dislike about this fic :) John's reaction to Rodney's revelation makes sense within the context of the story, and I love Teyla and Ronon in this :D

2. Sheppard's Law by [livejournal.com profile] cesperanza (+ post-fic ficlet by [livejournal.com profile] bookshop) (34472 words) - It surprises me that I like this fic, since it contains John/Other (and I read fanfiction to read about John and Rodney getting together, not about them with other people. There are exceptions to my dislike of John/Other & Rodney/Other, however.) This is the story of John Sheppard growing into the man he is, with a little help from Rodney along the way ;) I loved John at all ages in this, and seeing Rodney through John's eyes at various ages is interesting :D

3. Checkmate 'Verse by [livejournal.com profile] beadattitude (50320 words) - It could be argued that this is a series rather than a single fic, but it could also be argued that this is a single fic, just broken up. I love cat!John, he makes a truly wonderful feline. This fic is one of my go-to happy!fics, despite some moments of angst. It's fun, it's cute, and it's long :D I love that John's cat adventures featuring other characters is explored, but that John stays with Rodney and initially trusts only him :)


*BONUS*

I've talked about this fic on tumblr quite a bit, but I've never heard of anyone else reading it.

Event Horizon Books by daughtershade - This just barely made it over the word count minimum :D This was posted after the show was over, and as far as I know a link was never posted to [livejournal.com profile] mckay_sheppard. John runs a surf shop and Rodney owns a bookstore (with odd organization). John is sort of this mentor for local kids, and he draws a reluctant and grumpy Rodney into his world :D Featuring Rodney surfing, John being a BAMF, and oblivious!Rodney

Day 03: List three short fics that you love (less than 1,500 words)

1. Rescue (gen) by [livejournal.com profile] tigs
But I have an unholy amount of love for this fic. Rodney is my favorite character, and part of that is I find his intelligence and sarcasm sexy. But in this fic, Rodney gets to be the hero through physical actions, and the author really has a handle on what his internal monologue could be like.

2.The Courtship of Dorkbirds (pre-slash) by [livejournal.com profile] aesc
This fic is told from Ronon's point of view. It's adorable and hilarious and really feels like it could be a scene from the show. John and Rodney's way of bickering and teasing at the same time is endearing - though I imagine if I had to deal with it for hours, I'd react like Teyla too.

3. Hindsight by [livejournal.com profile] kisahawklin
My enjoyment of this fic can mostly be summed up in three words: Rodney in glasses. I have a, er, thing for glasses. I just think Rodney would look good in them >__________> Cute fic, short and sweet :)


This was even more difficult than the last few. SGA fandom boasts a lot of long fic, but it has even more short fic, and how do you choose? I just went with the some of the first ones under my "favorites" tag on my delicious.

Day 02: List your three favorite series (multiple chapter/entries) SGA fics

This meme is evil. How am I supposed to choose three?


3 fics )


Found here.

Day 01: List your three favorite standalone SGA fics

This changes every other day or so, but off the top of my head:

1. Set Fire to Our Bed by [livejournal.com profile] someidiothasice - I don't like incest. I do, however, like forbidden relationships, and I've long wanted a fic where John and Rodney become step-brothers in their late teens. I had these elaborate ideas in my head - they hate each other, but have sex because it's convenient, and then feelings get in the way of their nice, logical, convenient relationship - but I hate my writing, so writing the fic myself would kind of ruin it. This? This delivers. John is so mean to Rodney when they're young, resulting in a mutual hateful relationship - or is it?

It's sorted of fueled my desire for more step-brother's fic though.

2. Immoveable / Irresistable by [livejournal.com profile] kageygirl - One fic, told from two points of view. Despite being pre-slash - no resolution, wat! - I have this unholy love for this fic (and most of Kageygirl's fics, now that I think about it). Rodney's point of view makes me feel kind of sad, that he has experienced so much disappointment that he just makes assumptions. John's portion makes me feel a lot better, and that last line always makes my stomach lurch with joy and anticipation. Rodney will never know what hit him :)

3. Just Might Be by [livejournal.com profile] ashinae & jay_linden - This fic makes me laugh. Poor confused, frustrated Rodney. What is going on with the people of Atlantis? And John is no help, of course. And it's not like John planned this, exactly, but he did kind of start it. Oops.

This was so hard. I went through only 2 pages of my delicious and already had loads and loads of options. So I just chose three and tried to find words about why I love them.

Taken from [livejournal.com profile] sgamadison

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