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One thing I do like about my school is that we get out fairly early. Which is to say that, excepting finals next week (which, thanks to being in a lot of research-project oriented classes this semester, I only have one and a half-ish of) I'm doooone. For the semester, anyway. Which means I get to finally end my self-imposed LJ exile, admittedly a little early, since I believe my words to myself were " - and no playing until finals are over, no, not even a little." I hate having to go on LJ hiatus, especially as I feel like I've been more than I haven't this school year, but about this time last year, as I recall, I was cramming frantically for an exam that I didn't study enough for AT ALL because A million years into the sky had eaten my brain. No good. My professor, not so interested in my (quite elaborate, might I add) timeline for that story. Huh.

So now the biggest catchup ever begins. If you've posted fic or something cool in the last...uh, three months (?!), I'm not only encouraging self-pimp, but actually asking. Let's see the goods! Other-people-pimp is also wonderful, natch. And, because this has been floating around in my head for about two weeks and I haven't allowed myself to go looking: there must be either some SG-1 or J/D as detectives/police officers AR-fics out there, right? That just has to have been done. I would like to read it. Usually starglyph and green_grrl are my go-to ladies on the awesome rec compilations, but if the AU/AR theme lists exists on either of those two journals I've somehow stupidly managed to miss them. So! Anybody?

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kalquessa
May. 2nd, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
Glad you're back, and hope finals week leaves you relatively unscathed!

Fig or somebody will no doubt leave you links to the two Alphabet Soup ficathon-ish things that we did a while ago, and I recommend you check those out...other than that, I don't think I've posted much SG-1 fic, since my brain has been eaten my Supernatural, recently. I'm trying to keep active in both fandoms, but I'm a terrible polygamist: I'm much better at my natural serial monogamy when it comes to fandoms.

niamaea
May. 3rd, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
Oh nooooo, Supernatural takes another one! ;)

I will definitely check out this Alphabet soup business... thanks for the tip!
caitie
May. 2nd, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
Glad to see you are back! I was worried that you'd disappeared again! Also, I saw that your birthday came and went while you were gone, so Happy Belated Birthday!
niamaea
May. 3rd, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, must precent for disappearing is bad, bad news. And thanks! It was a good birthday. (Although I distinctly recall bemoaning getting older to you about two years ago. Oh, noooo, not turning 20! Heh.)
redbyrd_sgfic
May. 2nd, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
I'd say, go read Fig's journal and the Redial comm for a bunch of really good stuff. :)
niamaea
May. 3rd, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip! I surely will.
starglyph
May. 2nd, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
One item on my to-do list is to 'sort' all the AUs so they're easier for me to find, but in the meantime...

stargate_search has a fabulous AU J/D list that perfica does a great job of maintaining. You can read through the descriptions to find your cops, but off the top of my head:
Alternate Reality Bytes by Dragonfly Promises -- SG-1 detectives and 20+ chapters.
Bluff and Double Bluff by Gateroller -- Jack and Daniel are hostage negotiators.
There are a couple ‘Jack is Daniel’s bodyguard’ fics in there, too.

Not on the list is the novella The Gift by ELG. Jack’s a detective and Daniel’s a suspect. I may have a couple more that aren't on the list, if you're looking for something specific.

Why? :)

Glad to have you back!

green_grrl
May. 2nd, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'm about to do a split-off post of AUs, too! Right now mine are buried in my SG-1 Tropes recs list. And I was going to point to the stargate_search list, too; it's much more comprehensive. :-D
starglyph
May. 2nd, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
Yay for more AU pimping! It's so cool there are so many AUs (though never enough!), but it makes specific fics harder to find without some search tags.

I've only got what I call 'SGC AUs' sorted out so far -- not even coded -- and my to-do list is ginormous. I'd love to know how you're sorting; would you email me with the tags you're thinking of using?
niamaea
May. 3rd, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
Glee! All the shiny AUs to read. When I next catch you online I will have to ramble at you re: the idea that has eaten my brain, but this list is gonna keep me busy.
zats_clear
May. 2nd, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
I posted some stuff in my fic journal, a J/D short one you might like.

*feels strange self-pimping but...*
niamaea
May. 3rd, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I will surely check it out! :)
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niamaea
May. 3rd, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
I would reply intelligently to the rest of this comment, but my brain is stuck at "3 new Prin stories, zoooooomg!"
abyssinia4077
May. 2nd, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
It's a niamaea!!! YAY! Hope the semester was kind to you and very excited to have you around again (I hope)!

[also, since you mentioned it, I *still* periodically find myself thinking about "Million Years" and how awesome it is.]

As for what's been happening, I've been doing my monthly round-ups (stuff I wrote and read and recced) so here they are for January, February, March and April.

_minxy_ has posted some great rec posts (like always).

If you haven't heard about rydra_wong finally finishing her epic WiP of doom you should RUN over to read Walked Right Out of the Machinery.

Really, there's been a lot of good, but very excited to have you back with us!
hsapiens
May. 3rd, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
I was going to mention rydra's work since I saw it recommended by absolutely EVERYONE on my f-list. I haven't yet read it since she published it during a time when I was very busy. I went to read it, saw the "character death" warning, and have been waiting until I had time to read before asking people to spoil me for who dies before I read it. :)

I haven't read this particular story but rydra is one of the best writers, period, whose work I've had the pleasure to read. I'm sure this is just as stellar as one would expect from her.
abyssinia4077
May. 3rd, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
Oh, this one is DEFINITELY stellar. I mean, yes, all her stuff is, but Machinery is an extra stroke of brilliance.

I went to read it, saw the "character death" warning, and have been waiting until I had time to read before asking people to spoil me for who dies before I read it

Um. I don't, obviously, know you and your particular tolerance for character death, but I'm going to go on a limb and say you'll probably be fine.
hsapiens
May. 3rd, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
Thank you! So long as it isn't one of the team, I'm good. Now I have a new rydra piece to read. I may not be heard from for the next several days.
niamaea
May. 3rd, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
Oooh, so much reading to do. Yay! I have seen Rydra's - she happened to put it up during my spring break, which was awesome, because - right, that fic. So yes. But the rest... thanks so much for the links! And the welcome... very glad to be back. Um, again. :)
aurora_novarum
May. 2nd, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
Just a minor addition to what everyone's saying (because yes to the alphabet soups and stuff). Check the sg1_debrief back issues to catch the scoop on things.

Yay! You're back! :-) Good luck on finals. And remember study hard! Not hardly study!
niamaea
May. 3rd, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
Yes ma'am! My finals shouldn't be too terrible... the one nice thing about project-intensive semesters, I guess. And thanks! :)
hsapiens
May. 3rd, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
Welcome back! *HUGS*
niamaea
May. 3rd, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I was just thinking about you... find a stick figure comic I definitely drew at the con and I'm pretty sure you wandered over while I was halfway through. There's a little note on the other side: "[Your name] dessert thing table when?" Um. I guess it made sense at the time. :P
sg_fignewton
May. 4th, 2008 07:34 am (UTC)
::tacklehugs::

We've MISSED you! :)

And thanks to everyone urging you to taste the alphabet soup. Delicious and currently in two flavors!

Sam Alphabet Soup
Daniel Alphabet Soup

The Daniel one featured longer fics to begin with, so a lot of them are just excerpted at the post, with links to the individual author's LJ.

Also, you might be amused by the redial mods' tribute to reaching 200 watchers over at Redial. Links to all four from that post!
archersangel
Jun. 23rd, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
random
hello. long-time lurker-type here. i friended, hope you don't mind, i didn't see a friending policy.
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