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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 08:48 pm
I'm having a hard time coming up with a specific idea for a Leverage fanart because what I really want to do is something set during a con, preferably with some action going on, and these guys are so specialized it's tricky to come up with something that has all of them in the same frame at the same time. I'm wondering if I have to go with the split-screen approach instead. I mean, I have like half a dozen ideas for Eliot just off the top of my head. That one's easy. But I want team!

(If you're having any ideas for a teamy action scene, I'm all ears!)
But first I'm drawing Nate with a hat. Because I just noticed he's hat-less in all my sketches!

[livejournal.com profile] womenlovefest is posting right now. I briefly thought about snagging Jennifer, Sam, or Teyla for a week of recs, art and meta but I don't have any new material (and, well, loving the female characters in that fandom is just too damn frustrating.)

But. If you want to read good fic with any of the above women, I can recommend some really good stuff in my tags: Jennifer fic recs, Teyla fic recs, Sam fic recs. And I have a general tag I named ladies in fiction for lack of a better description, which covers a variety of fandoms and characters.
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Friday, February 12th, 2010 02:17 am
Squee! [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve wrote me a story with Jennifer, Sam and Rodney: no universal world
mostly gen (with background Jennifer/Rodney); warning: not a light and fluffy story; 8100 words
Between the average success rate of the gate teams, and the skill the scientists had for finding new and interesting ways to blow up large chunks of the city, Jennifer spent most of her time cooped up inside the infirmary.
This is a tense and compelling scenario. I crave stories like this, that throw these three characters together and explore what makes them tick. And I love how Jennifer's and Rodney's relationship is portrayed in the negative spaces, for lack of a better word.

and on a lighter note, also by [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve:
Greater Love Hath No Man for his Friends
gen; John Sheppard; ~1400 words
His eyes widened with horror when he got there, though. It wasn't just a section—it was a whole aisle, both sides of it lined with packages in various shades of purple and green and blue and pink. He looked down at the list, but Teyla's neat handwriting didn't offer him any guidance beyond sanitary pads and tampons, several packets. What good was that to him, when there were all these different options? There were different colours and sizes and some of them apparently had wings; John didn't want to know, because he had a sense nothing good could come of asking why sanitary pads needed to be aerodynamic.
20/20 by [livejournal.com profile] mad_maudlin (Torchwood CoE)
gen; G; 250 words
Summary: Never again

Signups for the fourth Rodney/Teyla thing-a-thon close on the 14th. Come join, the more the merrier! (This year it's not just ship but friendshippy gen too, for those so inclined!)
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Saturday, January 16th, 2010 12:30 am
More squeeworthy ficlets from [livejournal.com profile] non_mcsmooch:
meeting of minds by [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve (1,100 words)
A pitch-perfect Sam/Rodney fic that has the two of them at a science conference. If you love the pairing, go read! (If you don't love the pairing, heck, go read anyway. :)

Osmosis by [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve (600 words)
“Smushed,” Rodney said and blinked at her—and really, it’s not like it’s that surprising. Jennifer might have drawn the line at eating raw gr’tak with Teyla, but she grew up in rural Wisconsin. She’s an old hand at dealing with bugs. “Is that a medical term?”
This was written for my prompt. I wanted Jennifer/Rodney, and bugs. *beams*
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Monday, November 16th, 2009 01:18 am
I'm a-squee, because [personal profile] penknife wrote a great ficlet for my prompt "Jennifer Keller, Star Trek." Jennifer, John, and Sam, bonding over Star Trek. :)
Reality Show
gen, set early season 4. ~400 words.

I uploaded my comics to the AO3. Finally, an archive that accepts comic format! Uploading is easy enough. After a day of browsing my impression is that it's very user-friendly and well-thought-out, perfectly tailored toward fanfic. As a reccer, I'm particularly thrilled with their bookmark/rec feature. And everything is tagged and interlinked, which makes browsing fun. Well, the fandoms aren't listed on one page, that makes browsing not so much fun. But that was the only detail that's bugged me so far. I ran into an "oops, we got a problem" error message twice when using the search engine but didn't take notes so I can't give helpful feedback. Will pay more attention to stuff like that in the future so I can be a more useful beta user.

Finished a cool genfic by cybercyd last night, but seeing that it was written in '05 and Big Bang has just gone live, I better wait with the rec. Have printed out a Big Bang fic to reward myself with after work. Should first get some more work done, so I deserve the reward.

Is it just me, or did Dreamwidth's preview button disappear?
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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 12:04 am
Lullabies in a Minor Key by [livejournal.com profile] penknife
gen; Rodney, Jeannie; ~4500 words
summary: Rodney and Jeannie backstory. It's not exactly family harmony.

A really intriguing look at Rodney and Jeannie growing up. I love the way their relationship is explored in flashbacks, frozen moments of their family history that paint a clear picture. Wonderful character study with plausible backstory.

Cheating the Other Guy by [personal profile] sholio
gen; PG; Teyla & Sam; 2000 words
Summary: Sam and Teyla find themselves in a Western. Sort of. And Teyla seems to have accidentally sold her teammates to buy a ranch, but who can blame her.

x-posted from [livejournal.com profile] stargategenrec:
Truth in Action by [livejournal.com profile] tridget
gen; PG; post-“Trinity”; Characters: Rodney, John, Ronon, Teyla, Lorne; ~ 13,600 words
Summary: The Doranda disaster was just the beginning of trouble for Rodney.
why rec'd: This story deals with the aftermath of the Doranda debacle in a way I really like (not being a fan of YABS fic...) I find Rodney's and John' s reactions believable - Rodney driven by guilt and ending up working himself into the ground in his desire to make things right... I can see that happen. The whump is well written.

What I like a lot is that Tridget doesn't ignore what else happened in the episode - Ronon abused Teyla's trust too, after all, and must be dealing with similar feelings as Rodney. I really enjoyed reading the moments between the two teammates - my favorite part. All in all, this story rounds off the episode well.

The Long Star Mile by Blue Shadowdancer / [livejournal.com profile] frith_in_thorns
gen; PG-13; Characters: Mostly Rodney and John, some team; ~26,000 words
Summary: There is a lot of space between the stars, and it's a lot of space to be alone in. Injured, McKay and Sheppard are just trying to get home, but the galaxy isn't a kindly place...
why rec'd: This is a really enjoyable friendship fic with suspense and action; well-written and with great character voices.
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Monday, September 14th, 2009 11:49 am
Squeee! For our little fic/art exchange [livejournal.com profile] wildcat88 wrote me one of my favorite things ever: Sam and Rodney friendship fic.

Puzzles by [livejournal.com profile] wildcat88
gen; PG; Rodney and Sam; ~11,000 words
Summary: A newly discovered Ancient facility sends Sam and Rodney to a world with no stargate.

I love the way both characters are explored here. It's intriguing to see Rodney through Sam's eyes, see just how far he's come - how far their friendship has come - since the more than rocky beginning.

For cat owners/staff and everybody else: Simon's cat. He has a whole series of these, the latest is Fly Guy. They're all hysterical. That cat is just spot-on!