dragojustine: (television)
Summer TV roundup, including Leverage and Eureka spoilers. Long and babbly. )

And two recs- SGA and Glam )

I always forget how many frogs you have to kiss to find the good stuff during Big Bang season, not to mention that I forgot that Kradam Big Bang even existed at all (I have so many more to get to!). This fic reading binge has involved lots of back-button usage and a huge backlog that I will eventually give up on, but it sure has been fun.
dragojustine: (Ronon)
My [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa fic! Originally here. For [livejournal.com profile] scrollgirl, who asked for John/Ronon, slice-of-life, and episode tag. This is so totally Not My Pairing, so when in doubt, write porn. I ended up rather pleased with it.

Wardrobe
John/Ronon | NC-17 | 2300 words

On his first trip to earth, somebody at the SGC gave Ronon jeans. He didn't think it was a big deal, at the time. )
dragojustine: (made of awesome)
I adore fic exchanges.

The problem is that fics get posted in a flood, and I find (IMO) that they seem to get less feedback than they would have if they were posted outside the exchange. So I try really hard to do recs for exchanges.

I am so not fully caught up on [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa, and I won't be reading any more until after the Yuletide rush subsides (OMG you people have I said how much I love Yuletide? Highlight of my year), but here's a first-pass rec list! These are recs from among the shorter fics posted in the first half of the exchange. There are tons more I can't wait to read, after the New Year.

lj-cut is stealthy! )

And anybody who is not [livejournal.com profile] hilarytamar and guesses my [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa fic totally gets a drabble.
dragojustine: (giggle)
Am not dead, just still doing the depression thing, hence the two-week turnaround time responding to communications, and the lack of Christmas cards. But I still love you all and miss you, okay? And I wrote my [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa fic, which turned out better than I expected, so that's made me happy enough to post.

Also! I got shiny snowflakes! You guys are so incredibly awesome. Big hugs to [livejournal.com profile] amara_m (I want to see you again, hon!), [livejournal.com profile] cormallen, [livejournal.com profile] rejeneration, [livejournal.com profile] advection, and [livejournal.com profile] adelate (You rock!).

A while ago I asked for SGA Big Bang recs, and got resounding silence. Plus, lots of the really good stuff I've been reading has had virtually no fb, and that seems like a sad, sad, sad thing to me.

SGA Big Bang recs )
dragojustine: (crazy fangirl)
I have been reading. Then today at lunch I wrote! It sucked, yes, but still. If all goes according to plan, one day I may actually be a real fangirl again. (OMG I MISS IT. There is this whole whiny angsty post in my about frustration and procrastination and the problem of knowing what I want to be doing with my time but not being able to get from here to there)

I have my Yuletide canon to review, and my SGA exchange assignment, which I have no clue about. I defaulted the last time I tried to force myself to write via exchange, but Christmas is different. I can do this.

Recs! )

dragojustine: (Reality ruins my life)
Took LSAT.

So, that happened.

People have been defriending me left and right, and I deserve it. Hopefully I will be a, you know, real person again after I finish the move?

In the meantime, there's this vid. And I point this out because... okay, here's the thing... because I desperately want an SGA teamshippy vid to that song. So much team joy! So much dorky silliness! So much minor character love! Is that not the best OTTeam song ever?

Seriously, if Sweet Charity was still running, I would spend money on this. Big money. If you are a competent vidder? I would pay you in fic. I mean, actual fic, to spec and on deadline and everything. Seriously. And also give you my firstborn child, possibly.

That was all.
dragojustine: (Hardison)
Point the First: I am having good luck with obscure movies lately. Where the Heart Is was almost embarrassingly adorable (not to mention surreal, bizarre, hilarious, and highly entertaining). Treed Murray was actually quite good- good in a very particular, writerly, theater-feeling kind of way. Actually, it reminded me of nothing so much as Twelve Angry Men, though I'd have a hard time justifying that comparison. In any case, the script was good, I enjoyed the one-set feel, and Hewlett absolutely carried the movie... except for the times when he was outshone by the startlingly magnetic, charismatic, powerful Cle Bennett as Shark the gang leader. And the last Hewlett thing I grabbed, Cube (which has been on my "SF cult movies" to-watch list for years) was creepy as fuck oh my god. So, all in all, I'm liking my movie-picking mojo right now.

Point the Second: In twelve hours, [livejournal.com profile] bdblack will be here. With luck, this will help immensely with the current funk.

Point the Third: [livejournal.com profile] wyomingnot talked to me about Leverage.

This makes me think: Surely somewhere out there is the crossover/fusion/AU that puts Alec Hardison and Rodney McKay in a room together. It must exist. Think about it.

(Seriously, if Rodney's life had taken only a slightly different turn, he could totally have become a brilliant cyber-criminal. And Rodney would be, like, the old acknowledged master, and Hardison would be the up-and-coming arrogant pup with no respect and they would totally hate each other and then somehow the Leverage team and the SGA team (Spies Getting Awesome! Because John thought the acronym sounded cool. Rodney cannot remember why they ever started letting John name things, but Ronon and Teyla don't care what they're called) end up working the same job. This has the added advantage of having Eliot and Ronon in the same room too, possibly beating each other up. While Rodney and Hardison snark a lot.

If somebody gave me the plot for the job, I would totally write this, but I can't imagine somebody hasn't already)
dragojustine: (Science fiction)
In which it is all hilarytamar's fault )

Catalysis for Dummies is the cutest John/Rodney AU in quite a while.

And a Kings rec, the first NC-17 Jack/David I have liked yet: All Tomorrow's Parties

Awesome linkage:

A Mathematical Limerick. I am fairly sure this wins the internet. (It works, as far as I can tell. I won't admit how tough it was to remember how to deal with that)

Now this is a man who understands procrastination: Part one, two, three, four, and five.

Random: From now on, I shall endeavor to keep Certera's Law in mind when selecting my online reading material. (Like I wasn't already)
dragojustine: (make porn)
The thing about SF fandom, sometimes, is that the porn is hilarious. And I don't mean this in a bad way at all- not even a teeny-tiny bit. It's great.

I am speaking, you see, of [livejournal.com profile] john_farr, the multiple-AU built around that time John Sheppard went into Ponn Farr (subtitle: because mating cycles are hot!). Or at least, it starts that way (you should start here, which is short and sexy), and then balloons out into no less than four interconnected AUs where, due to Goauld manipulation, human physiology is very different. As an open 'verse the writing is inconsistent, of course- but might I recommend the sequel Skin Hunger, the John backstory Battlefield, and the Uni!John and Virgin!John AU branches?

And the thing about this is that I honestly have no idea if I have to hit my bunk or if I am just going to sit here giggling wildly. Because seriously: shit like this only happens in SF fanfic. Aliens make them do it! Ancient tech gives them telepathy/tentacles/an insatiable sex drive/whatever! Sex pollen! Elaborately constructed plotty setups that boil down to, "due to the applied phlebotinum, you must have sex or die. Get to it." And, seriously, it's ridiculous but it really hits the Id vortex buttons, doesn't it?

And just then I saw that [livejournal.com profile] paian posted fic, which always sends me into raptures of joy- but it turns out to be a double whammy. A sex pollen (in her warning, she says: aliens-gave-them-an-excuse-to-do-it. Truth in warnings! ♥) but also an alien-tech SF plot device that is on the face of it sort of ridiculous (in the best possible way) and yet allows for this intense, desperate, bizarre and disorienting non-con voyeurism thing that is hot as fuck and Jesus, I will be in my bunk.

Oh, science fiction. *rueful headshake* Ever since the original Star Trek writers came up with Ponn Farr, the descendants of which are God's gift to porn, I tell you. My love knows no bounds.

(And yes, I've been reading this stuff for a LONG TIME. I have no idea why the ridiculousness of it all hit me so hard just now)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? )

The Watchmen )
dragojustine: (slash kiss)
Obvious
Itty-bitty early-seasons McShep, PG-13.
(Mostly an experiment in Rodney's internal voice. This is totally what I think the inside of his head sounds like, at 99 miles an hour, all the time)

Sheppard's lips on his were warm and soft and very, very unexpected. )

Happy Valentine's Day, everybody!
dragojustine: (Atlantis)
SGA. Of course )

And for all that the writers didn't seem to know what the strength of their creation really was, that Ur-story of the city on the edge of forever, the expedition to another galaxy, the island-of-misfit-toys vibe of all these dorky, lonely, antisocial Earth outcasts and alien leftovers coming together into a family in the city of the Ancestors, the awe and the wonder and the geeky genre-savvy joy of it... No matter how badly it was mishandled, that basic story is so powerful to me that I can hardly bear it. That is all.
dragojustine: (plot bunnies)
Thing 1: Merlin )

Anyway, I strongly sense a long ramble coming about what those magic elements have been, in the past, and why Arthurian legend is solid magic for me but so far Merlin isn't, and what the zing could be in Merlin but the show is so far failing to give me.

Thing 2: Vid )

I'm just saying, if I could vid, that's what I'd vid.
dragojustine: (Rodney and Radek)
My GOD, y'all, so much drunken Twittering apparently happened last night! Happy 2009 to everyone. I'll be spammy today, as I have to post all my anonymous Christmas fic and answer feedback.

Slipping Into Place
Pairing: McKay/Zelenka, McKay/Sheppard/Zelenka
Rating: NC-17
A/N: [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa fic, originally posted here, for [livejournal.com profile] sirkate. She requested these characters in some sort of slash configuration, and "sex and cuteness and happy endings." I have no idea if this fits the bill, but it's the story I've got. Have an absolutely wonderful Christmas, and a rewarding New Year! (And thanks to [livejournal.com profile] bdblack for an incredible amount of handholding even though he doesn't like slash)

Radek is lucky he's not a jealous man )
dragojustine: (giggle)
Just watched the Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon. And, okay, it isn't as bad as MegaSnake or Sumuru, but it sure as hell ain't good. You know, if I were Michael Shanks, I would have started to object to being typecast quite a while ago (probably at least by the time they had him talk about Sumer and Babylon on Eureka- then again, didn't he play somebody totally different in Judicial Indiscretion? Maybe I should watch that). That is, if I wasn't busy objecting to being cast in such crappy movies.

Confidential to Michael Shanks:
Dear Michael,

Please, for the love of God, get a better agent. Also, your fake snooty British accent has not improved with age. I still love you, though
-Justine

End of SGA has leaked. Have not yet watched it. Won't, til after the New Year. Am trying not to think about it. V. sad.

This is probably the single best peice of writing meta I have ever seen, and has somehow managed to make all my difficulties with plot crystal clear to me, when a thousand writing metas haven't before.

You know how I said I was done with the [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa recs? I lied. Go read Short and Stout right now. Do not attempt to drink anything while you read it.

SGA recs

Dec. 23rd, 2008 03:01 pm
dragojustine: (Atlantis)
Well, I have gone back through [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa and left fb for everything I read before. I’ve been hopping around a lot, avoiding total AUs and anything over 10k words. Instead, I’ve been hitting everything that features Lorne, Zelenka, Ronon, or says “humor,” only foraying into McShep when the plot looks good. Not sure why- just the mood I’m in.

SGA Recs )
I still have some long ones I want to read, but that's it for now!

SGA

Dec. 12th, 2008 01:13 pm
dragojustine: (Sheppard)
Somewhere around lj (I wish I remembered where) I saw an icon that read "peppered with actual" across the top and "on top" on the bottom. In between? Yup, a picture of John.

I love fandom.

The Stuff RE Joe Malozzi's recent blog entry )
dragojustine: (Rodney and Radek)
Apparently I am capable of writing everything except what I actually should be writing. You see, I was rewatching late Season 1 and early Season 2 for my Zelenka voice... and let me tell you, I had forgotten how utterly wonderful SGA was back then! I mean, fresh and exciting and shiny, before the regular contact with Earth managed to make a far away galaxy seem boring and routine and before the weird colonialism and genocide and crap started up. And the characters! Grodin! Kavanaugh! Beckett! Ford! (Oh, Ford. Young and fresh-faced and innocent and wet behind the ears, so much enthusiasm and sincerity and potential and sweetness. He breaks my heart) Zelenka! (Oh, Zelenka. My Rodney/Radek love has come roaring back. I was Rodney/Radek OTP for so long before I was sold on the John/Rodney)

So, anyway, I watched Duet and Laura Cadman wouldn't shut up. This is an AU of the episode. WIP warning- I'll probably come back to it, but I have deadline obligations!

Open like the Morning Glory
Part 1/?
650 words
Laura Cadman/Katie Brown
Still rated G...

What was that about the wildflowers on P6X-849? )

Also, I have no appropriate girlslash icon. Some kickass women- Hermione, Sam Carter, CJ, Starbuck, Kaylee, Chuck- but I don't have a single "shameless objectification of a sexy woman or pair of women" icon. Help?

Bye!

Nov. 25th, 2008 10:52 am
dragojustine: (Metaillicar)
Bye everybody! I am off to the wilds of the the midwest and Great Lakes, to see [livejournal.com profile] wyomingnot, [livejournal.com profile] als_wonderland, and [livejournal.com profile] bd_black. And, you know, Chicago. I REALLY want to see Chicago.

Here, have a SGA rec to tide you over. Have you ever complained about how the show has handled Rodney's character growth inconsistently? That they forget just how much he's grown and changed since 48 Hours? That they don't seem to realize how John's plans are often bad plans, and sometimes John is in the wrong (And Teyla knows it)? Do you, like me, kink hard on amnesia?

Read Rewind, Reboot, Restore. Right now.

Okay. Bye. If I don't come back, tell my family I loved them. I shall probably Twit at you all- DragoJustine. I can't believe I was sucked into the Twitter vortex.
dragojustine: (Sheppard)
Scratch the Itch
John/Caldwell, John/Rodney
1800 words, hard R.
Summary: John is an idiot.

AN: From the Fannish Bulwer-Lytton, the (fake) horrible first sentence awards. Quite a lot of people wanted to see this one as fic- see the thread. This is CRACK, utterly without pretense at quality. First sentence written by the hilarious [livejournal.com profile] tenshinya.

In which John is an idiot )
dragojustine: (television)
Fannish round-up

Pushing Daisies: This show is made of a sparkling black-humor gemstone in a 24-carat genius-plated absurdity setting and hung on a necklace of shiny.

Dexter: This season of Dexter is FREAKING ME THE FUCK OUT. )

Chuck: I will not believe for one minute that Adam Baldwin doesn't know damn well what he's doing )

SGA: SGA fills me flailing, wild, flappy-handed, dolphin-pitched squee. )

Supernatural: Wherein I catch up on like three episodes. )

Do I have anything to say about SPN that everybody on my flist hasn't already said? *thinks* No? Okay, then. OMG SPOILER ALERT: The boys are pretty! Yaay pretty boys!

Yuletide: I got my assignment, and it's like it was custom-tailored for me. SERIOUSLY. Something I never would have written on my own impetus, but the minute I saw the details I was all "OMG I WANT TO WRITE THIS SO BADLY IT WILL BE AWESOME!" I'm torrenting the fandom now, and I have, you know, a season to watch and RESEARCH to do and NOTES to take. *cracks knuckles*

Life round-up
Short version: Lonely, depressed, broke, not wanting to talk about it. I think major changes need to be made, but I don't know what they are yet and I think I am going to be skating through Christmas on my savings. Just... it all seems pretty insurmountable. That's all.

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