Something like a crossroads song
20 May 2010 @ 12:18 am
Written by the Crimes Against MVP as Water Grinds the Male Enhancement of Your Cowboy Days.  
BRB, have been sucked into the blackhole of SGA nostalgia as driven by [personal profile] thefourthvine's recs (Sheppard! ATLANTIS! Rodney! TeylaRononWeirCarterZelenkaKellerPuddlejumperATLANTIS! Crazypants sadomasochism! AI lovestories! Blue jello! ZPM-fuelled planet implosions and ensuing angst! ATLANTIS! Sheppard's hair! Sarcasm! Protective instincts! Horny Space Vampires! One thousand and one ways to drive your therapist to suicide! Cookies! ATLANTIS!), will maybe emerge with no memory and brian bleached clean with no ability to speak except in technobabble and sarcastic eyebrows within a few hundred hours.
Something like a crossroads song
01 April 2010 @ 04:35 am
Gold Guns Girls  
I was reading this post by [personal profile] paperhearts, which is about the issue she takes with the female leads in series such as Castle and The Mentalist. Among her fine points, was this:

These men (who are not law enforcement officers nor have any law enforcement training) step in, and with a little hocus pocus, manage to do the woman's job better than she does. Never mind that neither of these men have gone through a police academy or received formal training, all it takes is writing crime novels or being a fake psychic to slide in and neatly out-perform a woman who has worked her way for years up the ranks. Worse yet, Lisbon and Beckett are made at times to look incompetent, uncreative, unable to think outside of a box.

And I realized, that this was in fact why I hadn't ever given these shows the time of day. I had always passed them over, for no real, conscious reason, even though, on paper, the characters of Castle and Patrick Jane sound like the kind that I just adore having on my television laptop screen.

I think, therefore genderswap meta. )
Something like a crossroads song
18 July 2008 @ 10:41 pm
FIC: Soldier, Scientist, Live a Lie and Fail to Die.  
Title: Soldier, Scientist, Live a Lie and Fail to Die.

Pairing: Mostly gen with pre-slash Sheppard/McKay

Rating: R

Word Count: ~3000 + links to multimedia (just some companion pictures).

Warning: Torture, violence, swearing, killing.

Notes: Just a concept-fic, a prologue to a ridiculously bigger AU inside my head.

Disclaimer: Stargate: Atlantis, colon and all, does not belong to me.

Summary: Spies AU. Dr. McKay, brilliant military scientist is imprisoned in a top secret military complex. Sheppard, an operative deep undercover at the SGC, is sent to retrieve him.

‘Conspiring with enemies of homeworld security.’ That had been the falsified, confidential accusation.

‘Aiding and abetting terrorists in the creation of weapons of mass destruction.’ That was what the SGC had told officials, in their sealed report.

He never got a trial.

The man was only one among the many nameless... )
triangulation: surrounded by deadly, devil-hail.
emotional evaluation: contemplative
theme song: Gravity - A Perfect Circle
Something like a crossroads song
22 June 2008 @ 03:41 pm
SGA Fic: Machinations in Eternity Minor  
So ... started off as a drabble, as simple, pure procrastination and quickly mutated into a two-horned beast. Experimental language was used to explore Rodney's mindset here, so I'm not sure if it works or comes off terribly.

Title: Machinations in Eternity Minor / (a piece of two parts).
Wordcount: ~ 6000
Summary:Rodney is experimented upon. John is tortured. Or is it the other way around? They both go a little insane, each in their own way.

"And there was – Sheppard – the name exploding into his brain, eyes blown, and drenched in colours, the colours of death and rage and hate, blood both human crimson and alien rot, all black and bulbous purple."

Warnings: Non-graphic dubious consent, enforced drug use, torture.

Part 2 is an outside perspective of the aftermath, and has aspects that tie into the AU universe started in Error, Error: Deviation. However, you don’t need to have read that to understand the second part.

The first part can also be a stand-alone, so skip to the bottom after part one to read the (very short) ‘Coda’ if you wish to read it as such.

Now, story:

He heard the screams before anything else. )
theme song: Viva la Vida - Coldplay
emotional evaluation: exhausted
triangulation: L-space
Something like a crossroads song
07 June 2008 @ 05:20 am
Fic: Five Collisions of the Stark Kind  
Title: Five Collisions of the Stark Kind
Summary: Five drabbles crossing Tony Stark into the universes of Supernatural, Stargate SG1, Doctor Who, Stargate: Atlantis and House, M.D.
Pairings: Gen. Maybe vague slashiness. If you're dizzy and have blurred vision. And are slightly-clinically-insanely-impaired-by-fandom. Which is only as it should be.
Rating: PG/13-ish for language.
Characters: Tony Stark, Rhodey, Dean Winchester, Samantha Carter, Jack O'Neill, the Doctor, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, House, Cuddy.
Wordcount: All up, ~2000.

1. Supernatural )

2. Stargate SG1 )

3. Doctor Who )

4. Stargate: Atlantis )

5. House M.D )
theme song: teardrop - jose gonzalez
emotional evaluation: cold
triangulation: starkdom
Something like a crossroads song
02 June 2008 @ 03:09 am
SGA Fic: Error, Error: Deviation  
Title: Error, Error: Deviation
Chapter: 1/?
Pairing: Sheppard/McKay, OT4
Rating: M 15+
Summary: John, John Sheppard was screaming silently at them from the screen, blood trailing down his face. Only he was very, very wrong. Rodney saw it straight away, something dark around the eyes, desperation, and more than that, an ice-cold rage that seemed to promise painful punishment for those people on the other end.
Word Count:~ 8 000
Warning: AU!team colliding with the canon team, OT4, Wraith Queen sexual manipulation, slight hints of meta-fic.
Disclaimer: Stargate: Atlantis, characters, colon and all, does not belong to me.

The sirens rang out. )
triangulation: subspace
emotional evaluation: artistic
theme song: all along the watchtowe - jimi hendrix
Something like a crossroads song
11 May 2008 @ 02:20 am
SGA ficlet: Triad  
Title: Triad.

Summary: Short, concept-fic with a slight future/AU feel. How the SGC views the Atlanteans when they come on home visits.

Rating: PG

Wordcount: 380

Notes: Only general spoilers, none for season four as I have not seen it yet, but the assumption that Elizabeth survives in this 'verse.

Characters mentioned by name are: Jack O'Neill, John Sheppard, Elizabeth Weir and Rodney McKay.

They are no longer the familiar and comforting creatures of Earth. )
triangulation: mindfields
theme song: invincible, ok go
emotional evaluation: contemplative