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Jan. 5th, 2018

Snowflake - Day 5

Recommend a fannish or creative resource.

Hmm... depends on what I'm doing...

I actually use Wikipedia to become an instant 'expert' in almost anything related to pop culture. Or to make sure that I'm referring to something that's outside my certainty properly.

For Stargate stories, I always go to http://www.gateworld.net -- between the Omnipedia and the episode transcripts, it usually covers what I'm looking for

For Harry Potter stories, I try to use the Harry Potter Lexicon (http://www.hp-lexicon.org)... it was 'updated' a couple of years ago and I think it's less helpful as a result... but it gives me enough to do what I need.

And then, Google is my friend!

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Jan. 4th, 2018

Snowflake - Day 4

In your own space, create a fannish wishlist. No limits on size or type of fanwork; just tell us what you’d like to see.

This is one of those "I hate to be a bother" sort of moments... Not that I'd like a lot of things, but I know how busy folk are and I don't want to add to that...

One simple thing might be some art or a manip for any of my fic...

Other than that... just the headspace to actually write more fic... but that's something I have to do on my own.

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Jan. 3rd, 2018

Snowflake - Day 3

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

Only 3????

Okay, I'm fully entranced by "Check Please" and it's so fascinating hanging out in a truly active fandom... the energy when there's new postings reminds me of the prime SGA years....

the slow pace of geologic time by westernredcedar; Check Please; http://archiveofourown.org/works/10641279 -- a story of family; Bitty comes out to his parents and it doesn't go well. Jack calls his mom for help.

A story that probably hasn't gotten the love it deserves; it's a truly rare pairing!

Whispers in Corners by esama; Harry Potter/Sherlock (!); http://archiveofourown.org/works/1134255/chapters/2292768 -- an amazing story that pairs Harry and Mycroft Holmes... and it works!

And some really classic Stargate Atlantis:

String Theory: A Concerto for Violin in D Minor by Toft; Stargate Atlantis; http://archiveofourown.org/works/205887 -- total AU where Rodney is an agoraphobic conductor and John is a violinist living in his famous father's shadow. Chaos and love ensue!


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Jan. 2nd, 2018

Snowflake - Day 2

In your own space, share a favorite memory about fandom: the first time you got into fandom, the last time a fanwork touched your heart, crazy times with fellow fans (whether on-line or off-line), a lovely comment you’ve received or have left for someone.

Crazy time with fellow fans -- always Squee! What started out as a long weekend has morphed to a full week with fellow fen... it's the high point of my year and I look forward to it so-o-o-o much. Just being with folk who understand and can talk about fandom and writing is precious...

Comments -- not a comment I've received, but the fact that I almost always get a daily "You've got kudos" notice from AO3 still amazes me. Sometimes it's a single kudo, but it reminds me that folk actually read my stories and are happy enough to click that "kudo" button... it's awesome and humbling. Which makes me generous with that "Leave kudos" button myself... I try to leave comments but don't always succeed at that...

*smishes everyone*

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Jan. 1st, 2018

Snowflake - Day 1

Day 1

In your own space, talk about why you're participating in Snowflake and, if you’ve participated in the past, how the challenge has affected you. What drew you to it? What did you take away from it? What do you hope to accomplish this year?

I got like no writing done at the end of 2017 and want to get back to writing for me... I'm hoping a gentle set of steps like this will ease me back into that.

It's fun to see my friends participating and that makes it more of a group thing to do.

I did do the full challenge a couple of years ago, but have only poked at it the last couple of years... I'm pretty sure I skipped it completely last year.

Here's to a new year and some new enthusiasm for writing.

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Oct. 31st, 2017

HP Halloween has posted!

If you don't know it, [community profile] hp_halloween is a fic exchange for Halloween... it's strictly 200 words, which keeps the fic small and focused... it's fun to do and I've been doing it for a few years now.

Fic have been posted, and I've written a Severus/Remus fic here: On Dreamwidth

And I received a sweet Harry/Severus fic from [personal profile] torino10154 found here: On Dreamwidth

Check out the comm, on LJ, DW and IJ... lots of fun fic from lots of folk!

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Oct. 30th, 2017

W is for Waiting || SG1 || G

W is for Waiting, by Goddess47 (G)

Summary: All they could do was wait... and not give up hope.
Word count: 725
Characters: Walter Harriman, General George Hammond
Era: General team
Categories: Angst
Author's notes: For the Quantum Mirror Soup challenge. Many thanks to a patient [personal profile] fignewton for her hard work!

Excerpt: It was almost always a fractional part of SG-1 that came through their Mirror. Most often only one, sometimes two. Never four.

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Oct. 11th, 2017

Smaller Adjustments || NC-17 || John/Rodney (SGA)

Title: Smaller Adjustments
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Sheppard/McKay
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Romance
Word Count: 484

Summary: Or, just their lives... the best part was that they could be fucked up together.

Notes: And [profile] lazy_8s asked about what Rodney might think... this happened!

Smaller Adjustments on AO3

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Oct. 10th, 2017

Firewiskey Fic! Signal Boost

Come join in on the fun! Multifandom and, well, incoherent is the goal!

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Oct. 6th, 2017

An Uncomfortable Adjustment | G | McKay/Sheppard

Title: An Uncomfortable Adjustment
Author: goddess47
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Rating: G
Genre: Romance
Word Count: 225

Summary: "What did you do?"

Notes: For story_works "A Day in the Life" challenge... thanks to the folk at Squee for the inspiration!

An Uncomfortable Adjustment [on AO3]

Jul. 1st, 2017

"No One Left Behind" by Goddess47 / Art by Carlyn7865

Title: No One Left Behind
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: None
Rating: G
Genre: Action/Adventure
Word Count: 5571

Summary: SG-14 disappears on a routine mission to a supposedly friendly planet. SG-1 goes to find them.


Many thanks to [personal profile] fenchurch1 and [personal profile] brumeier for speedy beta work at the last minute.

For the 2017 SG-1 Reverse Bang on [community profile] stargate_summer -- many thanks to patient mods who were generous with great art to select from, and lots of writing time.

Art from [personal profile] carlyn7865 -- let her know what a great job she did... I hope I did your art justice!


Fic on AO3: No One Left Behind

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Jun. 19th, 2017

Karma is a bitch!

So I'm at a conference this week in Lake Placid, NY... lovely Lake Placid of Olympics fame.

The weather is, well, crappy and it's supposed to rain 2 of the 4 days we're here.... and, then, there is this...

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Jun. 5th, 2017

Tyler Hoechlin on Super Girl!

Yeah, I know... I'm behind!

I just watched the Super Girl episode (or at least one of them) with Tyler Hoechlin as Superman... Okay, IMDB is my friend and it was "The Last Children from Krypton" from 2016... I'm really behind!

It was fun, and Tyler was hot in the Superman outfit. Interestingly enough, all cleaned up, it would be tough to know that Superman and Derek Hale was the same person! Tyler definitely looks different without the scruff.

Part of the episode was Kara and Kal El having 'fun' doing the hero thing together. They put out a huge fire, stopped a robbery, and did everything but rescue a kitten from a tree. They were cheerful, and the banter was upbeat.

Tyler was cheerful, clean shaven and focused... in my head, that's who Derek Hale would be, if he had never run into Kate Argent, and if his family was alive. (Although, then there's be no story!)

But it had to have been a fun part for Tyler!

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May. 4th, 2017

Perspective is all...

For reasons, I've been listening to a series of podcasts that I've collected over time...

One that I've finally gotten around to listening to is called Gatecast... it's a re-watch series for all three Stargate series... they have a web site here: http://gatecast.co.uk/

These are serious SG fans, knowledgeable about the entire set of series and they have a good sense of humor. The series originates in the UK, and one of the participants is from Australia, so sometimes the accents are a bit foreign for my American ear... but it's not too thick, just sometimes I have to pay attention.

I just listened to the Atlantis wrap-up episode they did. I have not listened (yet) to the individual Atlantis episodes they've done (those are still in the queue) but I was interested to see what they had to say about Atlantis in general.

What I found greatly interesting was to listen (male) fans talk about Atlantis from a incredibly gen and het perspective. As a card carrying slash writer, it's fun to see what others like, especially something that's different from my own tastes.

In listing their list of favorite episodes from the series, their top picks included "Vegas" and "Sunday" -- which I will agree were good episodes -- but there was no mention of "The Shrine" or "The Tao of Rodney" which we have watched endlessly on Squee weekends...

They were also faintly enamored of the Rodney and Jennifer relationship, although one of them did consider Keller to be a 'recurring' character, not a main character. ::giggle::

I do have to say that the discussion was interesting and I plan to listen to more episodes. It was the total lack of 'slash goggles' that made it even more fascinating.

As I listen more, I'll let you know what I think!

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Apr. 14th, 2017

LJ 18th anniversary

Oh, my! I guess I didn't realize it had been this long!

#mylivejournal #lj18 #happybirthday

Apr. 11th, 2017

Dueling Moons - art and fic

Title: Dueling Moons
Author: goddess47
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Rating: R
Genre: Action/Adventure. Romance
Word Count: 18,000 (so far, sorry!)

Summary: John dreamed of moons and something Ancient that he needed to do. It wasn't until a downed Wraith ship, Jack O'Neill and new apartments happened that he understood what the dreams meant - to himself and Atlantis.


Story here: Dueling Moons [on A03]

Art from Kazbaby here: Dueling Moons Art [on AO3]

Feb. 14th, 2017

Underneath Everything || G || McKay/Sheppard

Title: Underneath Everything
Author: goddess47
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: John/Rodney
Rating: G
Genre: fluff
Word Count: 275
Prompt: mcsheplets #248 - Separate; also for romancingmcshep

Summary: "I kinda hate when you do that..."

Note: Silly AO3 won't let me post and I wanted to get this up for now...

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Feb. 11th, 2017

Back online!

So I'm (almost) back from our cruise... I'm currently in a hotel room not too far from LAX... unfortunately for my sister-in-law, it's evidently too far form anyplace interesting to visit... I know she was hoping to do some tourist thing... but I don't feel too bad, she could have done some research ahead of time and did not... so they're in the hot tub, I'm in the room... finally on a reliable internet connection!

Mexico wasn't exotic by any stretch of anyone's imagination... mostly tourist trap things... the tequila tasting tour we took was fun and it made me appreciate different flavors and that it's a more complex liquor than I had previously thought. But the "feel free to tip me, as well as everyone around me" step away from begging quickly became annoying.

I understand it, mind you. The trip this week wasn't largely different from the trip I took to Acapulco when I was in college... over 30 years ago, if anyone is keeping count! But the separation between 'everyday' folk and the rich is even larger now than it was then. There is a minimal middle class, and the dependence on tourist dollars is kinda scary. You don't have to go far to understand the desire to try to come someplace where there is a chance at earning a decent living. </rant>

And then, of course, I catch a cold on day 5, and am still suffering with that... which is why I'm in the room and not in the hot tub! (Darn!) I'm hoping for some decent sleep tonight so traveling tomorrow is better than it would have been today. It would not have been pretty, being on a plane from LA to Buffalo with this cold... tomorrow won't be perfect, but I'm hoping to be over the worst of it.

So tomorrow will be mostly offline, traveling, but will be checking in on Monday and catching up with my flist.

Missed you!

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Feb. 2nd, 2017

Vacation! And going (mostly) offline

Not that I post a lot, but wanted to leave a note that I'm going on a vacation with the hubby, his sister and her hubby for the next 10 days... I'll have some internet access along the way, but there will be days of being offline...

So if I'm not posting at all or not even commenting, that's why!

I'm getting a withdrawal headache even thinking about it! ::grin::

We're going on a cruise to the "Mexican Riviera" -- from LA to various ports along the west coast of Mexico. Days at sea are actually my favorite... I'm away from home, on a boat and they have alcohol! What more could one ask for? Well, the even better part is that there will be serious writing time along the way. I have a bunch of stories due in late Feb and early March that I'm hoping to get some work on while I'm away.

There will be a trip report and some pics when I get back...

Don't have too much fun without me... although if you do have too much fun, package some of it up and save it for me!

::hugs to everyone::

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Jan. 24th, 2017

Potion Variations || Harry/Severus || NC-17

Title: Potion Variations
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Pairing: Harry/Severus
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 5 x 100

Summary: "You should have mentioned you had submitted your paper to the Potions Journal," Severus said over afternoon tea.

Notes: For prompt 560: Conflict of Interest

Potion Variations [on AO3]

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Jan. 13th, 2017

Fic: Starting Anew || HP || Harry/Severus

Title: Starting Anew
Author/Artist: [personal profile] goddess47
Pairing(s): Harry/Severus
Prompt: Twenty-year-old Harry wants to hide after his much publicized break-up with Ginny and shows up on Severus' doorstep on the eve of Yule.
Word Count/Art Medium: 1750
Rating: G
Contains (Highlight to view): *None*
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.

This was my contribution for 2016 [profile] mini_fest on LJ

Summary: Harry had no where else to go...

Starting Anew

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Jan. 2nd, 2017

Looking for suggestions from any Brits (or Britain-knowledgable) on my list

Part of my 'day job' is working in an IT department in a small US college outside of Buffalo, NY. So, east coast USA, as a point of reference.

One instructor requires students to video something and upload it to the internet so she can see it and grade the project. The instructor can barely spell 'computer' much less use one, but she's teaching an online class.

One of the students in the class has created a half hour video project that is on her phone that she needs to upload and submit. The student is in the military and currently stationed somewhere in England (I don't have an exact location).

The student doesn't know much more about technology than the instructor and cannot even get the video off her phone to download to a flash drive to simply mail the video that way. Claims the phone won't do this, and the cable she has won't work for that access.

I suggested she find a video camera where she re-record the video, download it from there and, again, mail it in. She claims no one has a video camera... she took the 'video camera' suggestion literally and I've now sent her back looking for someone with another phone. Sigh.

Additionally, I've now sent her to the base IT department... I'm out of ideas.

What I'm looking for is whether it's at all possible to 'rent' high speed internet access in England... might there be options to get access to higher speed internet options... public and home internet seems to be 'too slow' and won't upload the video to any video service. I'm into throwing money at it (it's not my money! ::grin:: ) to try to solve this problem.

I'm suspecting that you're going to tell me "in London, you can..." and I'll take that... in the end, this really isn't my problem, but if I don't have a reasonable option, it will be my department who gets some of the (undeserved) blame....


They will probably do a Skype session where the student plays the video for the instructor there... if the instructor is happy, I'm happy, but there has to be something I'm not thinking of...

Anything you can suggest will be appreciated! Thanks!

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Jan. 1st, 2017

2016 Fic List

In the end, 2016 was a decent year... I've done better, I've done worse...

I wrote 60,000 words in fic and another bunch of words in recs... I've done recs on Slashworld (not enough of those), and on [profile] stargateficrec...

I'm also a mod on [community profile] inkingitout and there's a bunch of words there when it's my turn to mod on a weekend...

And many thanks to the Squee folk, who have been the high point of my year for the last couple of years.

On to the fic... (there are a couple of fest fic that will go on to next year's list)

Harry Potter

Practical Astronomy -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/5829649
Cold to all that might have been --http://archiveofourown.org/works/5899870
Unencumbered -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/6319036
Every Wish is Like a Prayer -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/6706477
Valentine Comment Fic -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/6709360/chapters/15343891
Red Faced -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/6743386
Summer Days -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/5118068/chapters/15539593
Reading the Fine Print -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8228093
Water Music -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8288234
A Time for Desperate Measures -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8288345
Thinning of the Veil -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8561950

Teen Wolf

Frank's Backstory -- http://goddess47.livejournal.com/111232.html
Waiting -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8288056
Event Planning -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8288075
Life is What Happens -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8605903
Getting out the vote -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8605954
Scenes from a Thanksgiving Dinner -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8687440


A is for AAR -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/6137174
X is for X-Box -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/6137226
O is for Olfactory -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/6137251
G is for Grandpa Nick -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8672992
I is for Incendiary -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8686984
Y is for Young Samantha Carter -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8636755

Stargate Atlantis

An Unexpected Sentinel -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/5957020
The Photographer -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/6708955
On Cloud Nine -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/6769459
Taking His Time -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8238253
A Military Mother -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8605837
Engaging in Polite Conversation -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8947750
Serving More than Food -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/8970442

Here's hoping for a good (and prolific) 2017!

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Dec. 30th, 2016

Sticking Around, but making back up plans...

Couple of folk on my flist have already posted notes about moving post only at Dreamwidth. This is due to the servers for LJ being now fully located in Russia.

If LJ disappears without notice, I'm still "goddess47" on both Dreamwidth and Insane Journal... so come and find me there, if you need.

And, if you have things on your LJ that you'd like to keep, there is an LJ archive program that seems to work fairly well.

LJArchive - downloadable here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ljarchive/ -- is simple to install and run... there is a ljarchive comm where there are comments about problems with downloading comments, so I skipped that for the moment in favor of having at least my posts. It's an older program, but installed and ran on my Win 10 system with no problem. Not sure it runs on a Mac, you'll have to poke at it.

It only took minutes to download 500 some posts that started Christmas 2007 (!)... My LJ has fic I've written that I really don't have anywhere else...

The program will also archive communities -- have to try that next to see how it works.

What it doesn't do is copy things that I've posted elsewhere on other comms or where fest mods have posted for me... so there are a couple (okay, lots!) of things that I'm going to search for this weekend (since I have no New Year Eve plans).

But I'm sticking around -- there are things comms / people here that I don't have contact with anywhere else...
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Dec. 29th, 2016

Star Trak marathon!

Being the week between Christmas and New Year's, there's not a lot on the idiot box... at least not a lot I'm interested in.

Channel surfing found some original Star Trek on BBC America -- and classic stories, at least for tonight. "Space Seed" -- Ricardo Montalban as Kahn! "Amok Time" where we first learned about Pon Farr. And now "Mirror, Mirror" -- Spock with a goatee!

OTOH, I'm not going to stay up until 2 am for "I, Mudd" ::grin::

Such fun!
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