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100 Things - #2

There is no offense meant here, but YMMV.

I talked about a year ago about someone who seems to think that leaving cards like this in the bathrooms (in the stalls!) will make me convert to -- something -- as I pee. Whatever.

I take one look at think -- PENGUINS! Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!



What I love about Stargate fandom is the ability to see subtext! I take one look at a card like this and I immediately go back to the McKay/Sheppard stories where our heroes are penguins!

But it's not limited to just McKay/Sheppard or slash pairings. Or even to pairings. Stargate fandom can take any situation, any story, any pairing/friendship/team, any prompt and make it work! SGA folk are a pretty creative bunch and it doesn't take a lot to generate a story or a vid.

Here's to subtext! \o/

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Is it ridiculous to see that the hotel where the VanCon is held is called McKay Blvd (or McKay something?) Or that I pass a Flanagan road (no matter how it's spelled) and get all giggly?

That I see a car with the license plate PDL JMPR and I'm SURE the driver is a SGA fan? That when the clients bring in the bedraggled beagle puppy they found and his name is Ronon, I know WHY they named him that?

I can see a photo of John giving Rodney a fond look, and stories whirl in my head. Someone suggests an idea on one LJ and half a dozen comment fic arise from it. I have a bad day at work and I wonder what Rodney's worst day would be like. I read on YouTube where someone says Flanigan and McKay were sci-fi's greatest pair and how much they miss them and I think, OMG, I feel the same way!

Been thinking a lot lately about whether I even *want* to fall in love with another fandom the way I love SGA. And I think the answer is no. I miss seeing my friends as many have moved on (and I find I have less and less to share with them) but TBH, I don't know if I can handle another obsession like SGA in my life right now. And I'm not ready to let go.

There is so much *scope* for storytelling in this fandom--either in canon, AU, or beyond... *smishes fandom even though it's much much smaller now*
Been thinking a lot lately about whether I even *want* to fall in love with another fandom the way I love SGA
For me it's not even a question. I felt quite content without a fandom when John and Rodney came along and sucked me in. And I still think about them all the time. I still want to write so many stories or draw so many pictures or make so many collages/manips.

And while it was nice to have dozens of new stories every day, I still feel very much that I'm not alone in fandom. There are still people finding the fandom now.

I also immediately think of them when I see even just variations of their names. There's a book named "The Ruby Programming Language" by David Flanagan and seeing the author's name just makes me smile.
And while it was nice to have dozens of new stories every day, I still feel very much that I'm not alone in fandom. There are still people finding the fandom now.

This gave me the warm fuzzies. :-)

I am a very monogamous fangirl. I'm also used to being in 'fandom' all by myself, or with one or two other people. SGA is only my third fandom--but the first that I ever experienced online. Sharing the magic that is SGA on such a large scale--international even--was a heady experience for me. When the show canceled, after a year or so, I began casting around for another show to get that excited over--and realized that I don't really get that excited over something unless it is sci-fi (and man, there is a dearth of good sci-fi out there). I also realized that I'm happy with SGA the way it is now--a little quieter, but still just as broad and wide as imagination will allow. I don't really *want* to get sucked into another fandom just now. Maybe not ever. I take great comfort in the fact that starry_diadem is still writing BSG:TOS fic more than thirty years after the show was cancelled. :-)

What I miss are some of the people who have moved on. Makes me treasure the relationships I have managed to maintain.
What I miss are some of the people who have moved on.

Amen to this....

But we can -- and will -- forge on...

Here's to new fic!
*grins*

My backlist of waiting fic is long enough I should still be writing in this fandom for years! Particularly if I keep writing as slowly as I am now... The good news is that work is going really, really well (for a change) and that I can see light at the end of the financial tunnel. The bad news is I'm usually fried by the time I get home at the end of the day. :/
I can't help but laugh - me, too! Penguins = John/Rodney, for me, and they always will! Not only the stories, but the beautiful Advent artwork. ♥

(As a Lutheran, I love that verse 'for by grace are ye saved through faith, and not of yourself' - it's sort of the whole basis of what I believe, in fact.)

Back to your post - subtext does rule! I can give an example, too! When velocitygrass came to visit Neeve and I, we went to a store where they sold children's toys. And Velocity (forgive me for not using the proper username thing - I don't have my codes with me right now) saw this toy that was a tractor and a haybaler. Johnny Tractor. And she immediately started talking about how John was the new tractor on the farm, all shiny and bright, and how Rodney was the old haybaler, totally not impressed, until he was, dammit, and it went on from there, and it made perfect sense! *g*
how John was the new tractor on the farm, all shiny and bright, and how Rodney was the old haybaler, totally not impressed
Hehe. I totally forgot about that, but yes, now I remember! I do remember the nice old-fashioned store though. Good times!
That is so cool! Johnny Tractor! ::giggle::
Hee, whenever I see penguins I think John and Rodney!
I knew I wasn't the only one! ;-)
*Snickers* my apartment would a dangerous place as it is full of penguins (well, not real penguins), but I do get what you mean about the penguins.

Also the bathroom stall is the last place I want to think about religion. Though I guess sometimes you really wish you had something to read other than the wall?!? I carry an eReader.
Well, it's a bathroom stall in a junior college -- so 'diversity' is a common occurrence... but still, the bathroom?

You could show us pics of penguins if you're bored some day! Just saying!
Penguins definitely make me think of McShep. When I went to the American Museum of Natural History two years ago, it had a special exhibit about the poles or Antarctica, and they had a little jewel case decorated with two penguins and a little baby penguin between them. McShep penguin kid art! So I had to buy it ;) There was also a fridge magnet with a single penguin floating on some liquid. (John!) So I made my sister buy it for my birthday/Christmas :)

And yes, I see McShep everywhere. Just today, sitting in the bus, I thought, "Hey, Speed could make a good McShep plot". I'll have to add it to the next McSheplings post.
Speed as McShep! No one had done that? That is an interesting thought....

Awwww.... love your penguin case!