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02 February 2016 @ 05:03 am
I finished tarlanx's fandom_stocking gift! It was supposed to be posted in early January, oops, but she's been kind enough to be patient and wait. It's clocking in at about 7k, which is much longer than the comment fic I was going for.

It needs a TON of work, I think. Normally I have very strong feelings about what I'm working on (usually an intense dislike), but for 90% of the fic I didn't feel particularly strong about it either way. I love the plot idea I had, but my execution...then it came time for the sex scene. I can usualy do those okay, as long as I jump right into the sex, and don't talk about how the characters got from Point A to Point Sex, but this time I had to write leading up to it. Plus, a friend of mine wanted to watch Hannibal with me, and I was trying to get the fic done today (I still need to write my romancingmcshep, so I was determined). I was basically writing a sex scene in between episodes, and those episodes are not exactly, uh, mood setting. So I'm pretty sure that needs a lot of work, lol.


Basic premise: John is the Lantean King, based on the strength of Ancestral gene. Rodney is his head scientist, and hopelessly in love with him. Then the Council and John's chosen advisors begin to talk of marriage...

Next up: romancingmcshep!
Third: selenic76's long, long ago promised coffee and cuddles fic.
26 January 2016 @ 12:10 am
I promised timespirit I'd write a little tutorital on how to get email updates every time a McKay/Sheppard fic is posted to Ao3. This method actually works for all kinds of websites - I get email updates when Joe Flanigan posts to Instagram, when David Hewlett posts to youtube, and so on. It's nothing fancy, really - just RSS feeds.

1. Go to Blogtrottr. You don't have to sign up, though if you're going to be using this for a bunch of notifications, I would recommend it.
2. Go to the Rodney McKay/John Sheppard page on AO3. Click on the RSS feed on the top right of the page.
3. Cut and paste the link into the place provided on blogtrottr. Enter your email address. I usually select "Real Time" for how frequent, and then click "feed me".
For Ao3, you'll get an email every time a new fic is posted. You will not, however, get an email when an old fic updates. You have to subscribe to the individual fic like normal.

Some websites make it difficult to find the RSS feed, or don't have one, like Instagram. Here's one for Joe's instagram, and here's one for his dog, Bento. And there you are! Pretty simple~
25 January 2016 @ 03:55 am
It is the incomparable selenic76's birthday! I hope it is a wonderful one, you deserve all good things.
24 January 2016 @ 03:11 am
I was having a discussion in my email and made the comment that most of the fandom now seems to be on tumblr and ao3. I know that people are making a point of posting often here on livejournal, but that doesn't at all mean that it's exclusively McShep focused. I have said many times that I live in fear of my main fandom disappearing out from under me, and given the lack of paiing-specific activity on livejournal - everyone on tumblr plus the relatively small fandom SGA has become - well. I'm getting nervous :P

I set up a tumblr that would automatically post every time a new McShep fic was posted to archive of our own. I think it could be cool to set something up here, as well. I've also thought about fixing it so that whenever my McShep tumblr posts, it copies the post over to an LJ here (maybe the same LJ?). But the problem with that is not all tumblr posts are mine; some of them are reblogged posts, and I don't want to mirror them over here without credit or such. I have no idea how to set that up either, since I tend to queue all McShep posts...

I'll have to look into it.
19 January 2016 @ 01:58 am
LJ informs me velocitygrass' birthday was a couple days ago! I hope it was a grand one :)
01 January 2016 @ 12:14 am
What a year! My dog got sick, we were nearly homeless, I got a new job (which has more hours, which leaves me less time for fandom). The kickstarter for the Stargate Atlantis season 6 comics was funded, and I have tentative hopes about the quality of the storylines.

I wrote and posted only two stories this year: Anchor Me and Deliver Fee. While I am pleased with them both, my New Years Resolution is to write more. I have so many ideas, and I think it's about time I stop talking about them - and getting new ideas - and start getting them down. I hold myself back with worry about original plotlines, dislike for my own writing, and the overwhelming number of fic ideas I've got scribbled across various places. Who cares? The worst that will happen is that nobody reads my fics. Or call me out on how my plot(s) is predictable, overdone, etc. Writing is supposed to be a hobby, something fun. I needn't take it so seriously.

I'm setting myself a goal of 35,000 words this year. Considering my most recent fics are both under 5k, I think this is something that I will have to work for, but isn't beyond the realm of possibility. If I reach it early enough, I'll revamp my word count goal :P

Happy New Year, everyone. Thank you for making this past year bearable ♥
28 December 2015 @ 02:56 am
Livejournal informs me it is anyjen's birthday! I hope you had an amazing one, bb :)
14 December 2015 @ 02:54 am
I was so excited by this gift that I immediately took a picture to share everywhere.

It's an acrylic Stargate that lights up when you plug it in :)

It was bought from this shop, which has a ton of geeky, amazing things :D
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11 December 2015 @ 10:24 pm
I love this quote, and I love McShep. So naturally the two must go together.Cut for 5 large gifsCollapse )

I really like how the quote could go either way on who the "you" is :)

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07 December 2015 @ 07:09 am
I hope your birthday was amazing and everything you wanted it to be :)