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25 April 2018 @ 08:50 pm
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"Nothing happens to post about in the SGA fandom," I said, and [personal profile] sgamadison  rightly responded that not posting is just making the fandom even quieter. There's more activity on tumblr, but I miss actual discussions. Though I'm giving serious consideration to setting up an automatic crossposter between mcshep-everyday and dreamwidth/livejournal to try and boost the fandom over here.

Anyway, in an effort to bring fandom back to journaling sites:

I've been reading Pegasus Purgatorio lately. I have only read it once, way back when I first joined the fandom, so it's practically brand new to me. It's interesting how the author twisted canon - like making Kanaan the leader of Michael's mutants. I do love the idea of Atlantis evacuating Pegasus planets to empty Milky Way ones, though. I have no idea how John and Rodney are going to make it back to Earth, though lol.

Lately, I've been giving a lot of thought to rereading fics I've only been through once, a long time ago - fics like The Whaleverse and A Face That Nobody Knows. I've also given some thought to reading the Ex Patria series, but I already know that John and Rodney being in an open relationship is going to bother me, so why torture myself? BUT THE PLOT LOOKS SO COOL. But their relationship...but the PLOT... Anyway, If you're cool with that kind of thing, you should check that series out - I've heard nothing but good things! If it helps, I think I was told that John & Rodney are only ever explicitly with each other. I think.

I've been making brief forays in to the Harry Potter fandom too, but I am EPIC picky about my HP fic. All of it basically has to be EWE (epilogue? what epilogue?). I don't care if it's Hogwart's Eight Year fic, or something that takes place more in the future, but I'm not interested in reading fic set back during book 5, say. If you're looking for an amazing author, check out saras_girl. She single-handedly got me back into HP after more than a decade away from the fandom.

I also read Cinderwings, an Dean/Castiel Supernatural sort-of Cinderella AU, but it's so much more than that.

Not too long ago, I finished reading Strong Poison, a Peter Wimsey novel. I was surprised by how fast I became smitten with Peter <3 I already have the next book (I'm focusing on the ones that have Harriet Vane in them) but I have to be in the mood for books.

What is everyone reading these days?

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Captain Awesome von Baconpants: due South - F/K Did they find the slash?squidgiepdx on April 26th, 2018 02:10 am (UTC)
The most I think about it, and the more that I see posts like this, the more I want to start writing my McShep acting AU that I pinged you about. Just that right now I'm A) finishing up the rewrite for Migration because it HAS to be done soon (I can't keep putting it off). I'm finally at 59.75% complete, so I'm definitely over the hump! And as soon as I'm done with that, I think I'm going to get in and start writing. But right now I'm not reading McShep - I need to re-read that Sherlock AU first, but that has to come after my friend Nazri's Urban Fantasy prequel and book that he wants me to read. If you're interested the prequel, Penumbra, is free on his website. And while I dearly love Naz, he's written his books in first person - so they're taking a while for me to read.

Good news for me is, the first full week of May I'm not only hosting a week on CommentFic, but I'm also working from home! Boo isn't going to be there, because h has to go to Vegas, so that will give me four full days of uninterrupted focus (after work of course ::grin:: ). That should be enough time to finish Migration and get on with the dozen other projects I'm working on. :)
popkin16: rodney pensievepopkin16 on April 26th, 2018 02:23 am (UTC)
I am SO PUMPED for your acting AU. I know it's a hefty undertaking but I'll be here for whatever you need. I totally get wanting to finish your rewrite of Migration, especially if you're basically 60% of the way through. I get needing to reread the Sherlock AU first, and of course your friend's book :) His prequel book sounds FASCINATING, so I am definitely going to check it out. I'm not too put off by first person. Thank you for the link :D

Congrats on your week off :D I'm both sorry and not sorry that Boo isn't going to be there - sorry because it would be wonderful if you got a chunk of time to spend with Boo, but also - you said it yourself, it'll give you time to finish up projects that I'm greedy for, lolll.
Captain Awesome von Baconpants: Sherlock - Sherlock & John at 221Bsquidgiepdx on April 26th, 2018 02:31 pm (UTC)
Naz's book is pretty good - I mean if you can get me to read first person, then you know that you've captured my attention.

And thank you about the week, though it's just a work from home week, not an actual week off. But because Boo is there, my time won't be as structured as it normally would be with him home. Don't get me wrong; I'm crazy about him - but it's good to have a little time apart, too. :)
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ride_4ever (or Ride_Forever: seen it both ways): RayK reading is hotride_4ever on April 26th, 2018 07:17 am (UTC)
Answer to "what am I reading" question: mostly dSC6D fic, and just starting to read Jupiter Ascending fic.
popkin16: ☂ a love like thatpopkin16 on April 26th, 2018 07:18 am (UTC)
New dSC6D fic or some older stuff? I haven't even seen Jupiter Ascending, though I keep meaning to. It seems like the campy fun that would appeal to me :D
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brumeier: SGA Meant To Bebrumeier on April 26th, 2018 01:49 pm (UTC)
The only fic reading I seem to do these days is whatever my friends are posting. I'm getting buried under WIPs so most of my focus is on writing.

But I'm still firmly entrenched in the world of McShep, so there's that. When everyone else has moved on I'll still be posting AUs. LOL!
Captain Awesome von Baconpants: SGA - adorkablesquidgiepdx on April 26th, 2018 02:15 pm (UTC)
> When everyone else has moved on I'll still be posting AUs. LOL!

SAME!!!! Good god, there's so much to do with these two boys in random settings. I swear, my "to be written" pile keeps growing!! :)
ride_4ever (or Ride_Forever: seen it both ways): FK fanserviceride_4ever on April 26th, 2018 03:21 pm (UTC)
And so much to do with these two boys (including the long-waiting plotbunny that's been in my bunny hutch since I read your dS fic about the Highland Stag).

Edited at 2018-04-26 03:23 pm (UTC)
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brumeierbrumeier on April 26th, 2018 04:20 pm (UTC)
I don't even want to count the WIPs, because they are legion. If I never got a new idea I'd still be writing until I was 90.
ride_4ever (or Ride_Forever: seen it both ways): Keep Calm & Write Ficride_4ever on April 26th, 2018 03:15 pm (UTC)
*waves to Bru and points to icon*
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popkin16: ♪ catch me if ever I fallpopkin16 on April 26th, 2018 10:54 pm (UTC)
I definitely struggle with the "work on WIP vs reading fic", and I almost always end up going with "reading". It's why I post rarely LOL So I appreciate that you're so dedicated to writing.

Well, I'll still be around to read your AUs ♥ I'm glad that you're still firmly entrenched - I'm right there with you~
Bluespirit: Lord Peter Wimseybluespirit_star on April 27th, 2018 03:07 pm (UTC)
I adore Strong Poison! In fact, all of the LPW novels are particular favourites of mine - with Gaudy Night being my number 1 love! (I won't spoil it but if you enjoy Harriet being in them - this is the one! <3 )
popkin16: rodney pensievepopkin16 on April 27th, 2018 05:09 pm (UTC)
I associate LPW with you and sgamadison, so I love that you commented! I do love Harriet, and I looooove how smitten Peter is. I'm so excited to get to Gaudy Nights, but I have a few books to go before I get there...

I think Gaudy Nights is sgamadison's favorite book too...that book must be pretty special 8D
sparklyfantasparklyfanta on May 4th, 2018 01:56 am (UTC)
due south
I'm pretty much in love with due South right now, which is kind of funny since I first saw it--god, four or five years ago?--but I recently got the whole series on DVD and have fallen in love with the whole premise, the whole world, alla the characters, etc. So I've been reading lots of dS fic and deciding to write my own because there's just not enough fic and fanwork in this fandom.

Other than that...mostly old 90s stuff. I was into Sherlock for a while, but the blatant queerbaiting and disregard for the fandom really put me off. I'm mostly just reveling in dS right now, honestly.
popkin16: ♦ no ships like partnershipspopkin16 on May 8th, 2018 08:14 am (UTC)
Re: due south
Due South is sooo amazing ♥ What kind of dS fic have you been reading? Anything you'd be willing to rec?

Sherlock is super weird - it seems like it'd be right up my alley, but every time I open up a Sherlock fic, I get about a paragraph in and get bored lollll.

Due South is TOTALLY worth reveling in :D
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