Welcoming New Pack Members || Teen Wolf || PG

Title: Welcoming New Pack Members
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Pairing: Stiles Stilinski/Peter Hale, Jackson Whittemore/Ethan
Rating: PG
Genre: romance, fluff, happy stories
Word Count: 1100

Summary:

"Mother Moon joins us in welcoming you to the Hale pack," Peter said. "The pack will honor and protect you, as you honor and protect the pack. Jackson, as a Hale on Hale land, you have a special duty to the land as well as to the pack. Do you accept that duty?"


Notes:

For Full Moon Ficlet 398: Dismissal



Welcoming New Pack Members on AO3


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On the Rocks || PG || Stargate Atlantis

Title: On the Rocks
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Rating: PG
Genre: romance, first time
Word Count: 700

Summary:

"Are you intoxicated?" Rodney demanded.


Notes:

For [community profile] sga_saturday prompt: Ice (and so Squidgie isn't the only one writing for his own prompt)

Also for [community profile] mcsheplets prompt 19: Intoxication

Many thanks to [personal profile] melagan and [profile] spikespet7 for cheering me on!



On the Rocks on AO3


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Reading: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

It occurs to me to share what I'm reading with you-all...

About a year ago, a friend and I lamented that we aren't reading books very much. While I consume a metric ton of fan fiction, I don't have in-person friends who also read fan fiction to be able to talk about what I'm reading. So she and I did some minimal research and found a local ladies book group (through MeetUp) and decided to try it out. We got lucky the first time; it's a good group of intelligent women, the books are things I would never read otherwise (a good thing), and the leader takes it seriously and has questions to prompt discussion when the talk lags. Some books have been good, some meh and only a couple were bombs. My friend has work things that has essentially made her drop out, but I've been going pretty religiously since we joined.

So... once a month, I'll try to remember to tell you about the book I've read and let you know what I think!

~*~*~*~*~*

This month's book was "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The blurb for the book made me immediately think of "Sunset Boulevard" - the aging actress trying to recapture her days as a star. But it's nothing like that.

Evelyn Hugo is a woman who, as an older woman, is telling her life story to a younger woman (Monique Grant), who she has specifically selected. You don't learn why until almost the end of the story. (And I'm not going to spoil that for you.)

Originally, Monique is lured to Evelyn's apartment to write a story for a magazine about some gowns being donated for charity. Evelyn has been a recluse for years, so any access is prized and her editors are kinda annoyed that Monique has been specifically requested, but any story about Evelyn is gold, so they reluctantly send Monique.

Evelyn pretty much immediately tells Monique that she is there to write Evelyn's memoirs, to be published after Evelyn's death. And the magazine is cut out of that. Evelyn's memoirs will be worth millions and Monique is all WTF? but agrees... who is she to pass up the opportunity of a lifetime.

Evelyn is something of a bad-ass, being initially part of the 1950's movie scene, contracted to a studio. She has good husbands and bad husbands and, in the middle of that finds the love of her life. But she makes lots of movies, eventually wins an Oscar and at the end, gets to live her own life.

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In the end, this is a love story, and nicely done.

When I first started reading the book, it was written in the first-person, present tense. I went "yuk!" but kept reading and soon found I never noticed again. The POV goes from Evelyn to Monique and back, so the tense goes from present to past (there's even some second person 'you' POV, but I never saw it until the questions at the end of the book pointed it out), but it's all seamless and just part of the story telling.

Monique is also going through the end of a marriage as the story unfolds. Working with Evelyn helps her sort out what she wants to do with her marriage.

I didn't see the reason Evelyn requested Monique coming at all. The hints are there, but even in re-reading, they aren't obvious.

And the ending is also warned for, but again, I didn't see that coming.

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As usual with this group, not a book I would have picked up on my own. But it is a book I would recommend to others.

Warnings: Huh. Now that I'm parsing through it, there is physical (spousal) abuse, infidelity, sexual references, death of an adult child, death of a major character. Of course, popular publishing doesn't warn for any of that, but I'd look twice at a fic with those warnings. But nothing is graphic, and I'll still recommend this.

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Meeting at the ER || Stargate: Atlantis || PG

Title: Meeting at the ER
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing/Characters: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Rating: PG
Length: 3600
Summary: John Sheppard has his secrets and would never reveal them to his clients. But when one of his clients needs to go to the ER, he finally meets Dr. Rodney McKay. A mutual interest quickly blossoms.

Notes: Many thanks to [personal profile] melagan for the moral support and to [profile] spikespet7 for stopping me from making a huge medical procedure mistake (although that doesn't mean I didn't make other mistakes!).

Also for my Trope Bingo square: Original Characters


Link: Meeting at the ER on AO3

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The Friday Five! Weather!

Check out [community profile] thefridayfive on DW.

This one is going to be boring for me! ::grin::


1. Have you ever been in a hurricane or typhoon? Which one, when and where?

Nope


2. Have you ever been near an erupting volcano? Which one, when and where?

Nope


3. Are there tornadoes where you live? Has a tornado come near you?

Tornadoes are very rare in my area (Buffalo, NY). There's maybe one a year in the region.


4. Have you experienced severe flooding? When and where?

Never severe. More mild flooding, mostly from (ick) sewer backup. There has been severe flooding in the area, just don't live/work anywhere near that.


5. What is the most extreme weather you have ever experienced?

This I got an answer for! Blizzards and snow accumulation! The "Blizzard of '77" is still a local story, where snow piled up to 10 feet in some places and the area was shut down for 2 weeks cleaning up.

Since then, there's been local snowfall where we got like 5 feet of snow in 2 days! This entry was originally posted at https://goddess47.dreamwidth.org/91032.html. Comment here or there as you please.

The Magic of Atlantis || Harry Potter/Stargate Atlantis || PG

Title: The Magic of Atlantis
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Pairing(s)/Characters/Fandom: established Harry/Severus; John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Fandom: Harry Potter; Stargate Atlantis
Challenge/Prompts used: Neville Longbottom, Devil's Snare, Grimmauld Place, blocked floo, one bed
Summary: Neville Longbottom ends up on Atlantis, of all places
Rating/Warnings: PG
Word count: 1800

Author's Notes: Originally (badly) written for [community profile] firewhiskeyfic but AO3 is the cleaned up version; the original (drunken) version is here. Part of my "Finding a New Home" series.


The Magic of Atlantis on AO3

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Preparing for Atlantis || Stargate Atlantis || NC17

Title: Preparing for Atlantis
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: (highlight for spoilers) *Weir and Sumner bashing; I'm unkind to Carson Beckett*
Genre: Fix-it
Word Count: 23,800

Summary:

Rodney's been selected to be the Chief Science Officer for the Atlantis Expedition. And the neighbor who he had hoped to gift his cat to can't take him. Now what?


Notes:

Many thanks to [personal profile] melagan and [profile] spikespet7 for their cheerleading and hand holding!

Also to the rest of the Squee folk who helped with some of the details.

For my Fandom Trumps Hate story for [personal profile] squidgiepdx for his generous bid on me! ::glomps you::



Preparing for Atlantis on AO3


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Hale Land || Teen Wolf || PG

Title: Hale Land: The Claiming
Title: Hale Land: The Phone Call
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Pairing: Stiles Stilinski/Peter Hale
Rating: PG
Warnings: bad friend Scott; minor bloodletting as part of a ceremony
Word Count: 900; 700

Summary:

The Claiming: Stiles and Peter claim the Nemeton and the land to be under the protection of the Hale Alpha

The Phone Call: Scott was not a happy camper.


Notes:

Two new ficlets in what is now a series of ficlets, both for FullMoonFiclet #390: formal

The second is for my Teen Wolf Bingo card: Jealousy



The Claiming on AO3

The Phone Call on AO3



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Breaking Point || Teen Wolf || PG

Title: Breaking Point
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Pairing: Stiles Stilinski/Peter Hale
Rating: PG
Warnings: (highlight for spoilers) *non-descriptive off-screen deaths*
Tags: Bad Alpha Scott
Word Count: 1030

Summary:

Stiles' head had come to realize what needed to be done, as much as his heart had fought against it.


Notes:

More triple dipping! Although I should be working on my McShep big bang fic... but always glad to get something done!

For Full Moon Ficlet #389: Asylum (on Tumblr)
For my Teen Wolf Bingo card: Murder Husbands
For [community profile] sunshine_challenge: Green


Breaking Point on AO3


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