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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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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)
Captain Awesome von Baconpants: due South - wet mountie sexy paul gross squidgiepdx on April 26th, 2018 03:34 pm (UTC)
YES! And I totally need to write the dS AU where Ray runs a donut/sweets shop and Fraser is a health inspector. That's also on the top of my pile of stuff to write! :)
ride_4ever (or Ride_Forever: seen it both ways): Dief Donutride_4ever on April 26th, 2018 04:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, I <3 AU's! And this one of yours totally Needs To Be A Thing. I believe that writing Fraser as a health inspector will be a first ! (I've seen one Ray or the other running some kind of food business in an AU, but not with health-inspector!Fraser.)
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*
brumeierbrumeier on April 26th, 2018 04:20 pm (UTC)
I'm trying! LOL! ::waves back::
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~