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20 June 2005 @ 07:40 pm
Slashfic: More Than Mann's Theatre  
Yup, it's slash. Cover your eyes.

Since I talked about it before, I'm posting it here in case anyone feels daring. It's Jack/Daniel and has the team. Pretty mild if you ask me. This was my entry into the Jack/Daniel LJ Ficathon, and was written for gategrrl.

More Than Mann's Theatre

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kamelionleenys on June 20th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
Daaaamn, you write some funny stuff! I was howling!!
Working for the Mandroid: Trainingmoonshayde on June 21st, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
Heh! Thanks! I needed a departure from my usually serious stuff :)
Matilda36: smug danielmatilda36 on June 21st, 2005 06:36 am (UTC)
Welcome to the dark side :)
Love how you portraied the team and especially the Jack/Daniel interaction.
And i loved the joke about explaining Catholics...
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on June 21st, 2005 01:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Though, I've been toying with the Dark Side for a little while now. This is my third slash fic. First was a humor piece with Jack's pov, second was a short Daniel pov reflective piece, and now this one. I only write slash when I have an idea since I can't be bothered to repeat a lot of the other stuff out there. Plus I write it tame compared to most people.

Glad that you liked though ;)
Matilda36: smug danielmatilda36 on June 21st, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
I think I'll go and read your previous efforts. I am finding more and more difficult nowadays to find good slash to read. I think that their "tameness" is a strong point in your story, because it allows the characters the time to be characters.
Most slash is so focused on the sex that forgets about the characters. In most J/D slash I read, I mostly skip the sex part. For two reasons: if we decided to institute the Bad sex awards in this fandom, we would end up overtaken by entries, and I am starved for insightful, in character interaction between the characters. Usually what you find is bad BDSM (I do not care how many weird sex toys you can get to use in a page, that does not make a good insight in the dinamics of a BDSM relationship), Hurt/comfort (mostly out of character and the clinical conditions some people come out with makes me wonder if they aren't really BDSM writers in denial)and humor. The humor are usually the best stuff, as long as it doesn't involve strange food substances in places where they should not be.
Anyway, taking in account that I just alienated most of the slashy SG1 fandom (but cheer up girls, at least you are not writing Harry Potter! Damn, now I have alienated HP writers too;)), all that I wanted to say was:

I liked it. Give more.
Working for the Mandroid: Jack and Daniel (Urgo)moonshayde on June 22nd, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, that is why these days I have stepped away from the SG-1 fandom quite a bit. Not only in slash, but in gen, do you find the characters way out of character. Daniel is always either feminized or a child and Jack is either over masculinized or very touchy-motherly comforting. I've quit H/C altogether because I can't stomach it and most slash just leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

If you do read my earlier stuff, don't take it too seriously. Well, the first one. It's supposed to be haha funny. I don't quite see Jack that way.

As for the alienation routine, well...sadly, I think we're all doing that these days. I think good writers are being drowned by all the crap out there. I wish I could find them so I could read them :(

And Harry Potter? Goodness, I don't even want to know how bad that is.

Matilda36: loganmatilda36 on June 22nd, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
As for the alienation routine, well...sadly, I think we're all doing that these days. I think good writers are being drowned by all the crap out there. I wish I could find them so I could read them :(
Anais has something new and promising, but it's still WiP. But it involves J/D/Paul Davis, and her inspiration is the French farce, so read it for the fun and not for the characters. Another well kept secret is that the delightful Byrne writes J/D. You can find her stuff here http://www.prettymuses.com/ . She is also a professional writer, like Anais as well.
To be honest, I am finding myself wondering outside the Stargate fandom more and more myself. One of the things that attracted me from the beginning was the wealth of good writers in the fandom, now you have to search for the needles in the stack of hay. And I found that my criteria of what make a good writer do not match those of the fandom. As you said, bad characterisation is one of the main culprit(there is a well respected writer who has Jack and Daniel calling each other Hun and Luv. Now last time I checked, Jack was a general in the Air force and Daniel a multiple PhD linguist, not two shopkeepers in a fish & chips shop in the North of England. I love fish and chips, but unless you write an AU on the dangerous world of deep friers and the search for the perfect batter, all you need is a good Beta), bad sex is another one, and the way the team has been wriiten by th PTB in recent seasons hasn't helped. Sam's character gets most of the beating, but even the staunchiest J/D fan have to clutch at straws at the moment.
Sorry i did wake up bitchy this morning. :)
Working for the Mandroid: Jugglingmoonshayde on June 23rd, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)

Many people are walking away from the fadom, though. It makes me sad. I still try and write what I can. I can still love the show since I am very good at both following canon and being in denial. This next season will be tough with the loss of Jack, but I won't stop writing him. I like this show, and what it used to be, and I am not in despair just yet. The part that just makes me sad is that many people have left, the badfic has risen, and there are so many fights and bickering that I can't have a standard geeky show conversation anymore without someone pouncing.

I am sure someone on the net was trying to compile a list of good J/D fics. (I read both J/D and team fics, or I read as in past tense I should say.) If there are still scouts out there, then I still have hope. I stopped writing Star Wars fanfic and my hope was gone I'd ever go back.

I've been eyeing that lately too.

So there is hope everywhere :)
Invisible Friendel1ie on June 22nd, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
Great story.

I particularly liked the SGC scenes and the actual drive....very visual and the character voices were dead to rights.

Very nice to find Teal'c in a good J/D piece too and he was very believable here, like the show he has become more wiley and human and I liked his parts very much.

As the story rolled along it just got better and better, the comedy was light and funny and Sam and Daniel together were a riot.

Of course the D/J scenes were the best parts and again you painted some very nice scenes with wonderful dialogue and as strange as it may seem - facial expressions! Yep...love a confused and pissed Daniel.

Thanks very much for sharing - it's been a while since I had the time to sit down and read again and finding something like this has make me want to find more.
Working for the Mandroid: Trainingmoonshayde on June 22nd, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
Facial expressions! Yes! I was going for that! I love you!

I am glad you enjoyed. Slash is not my usual genre, so I don't get to write it often. So comments like these mean alot. Thanks for sharing :)
Simonsimon_the_duck on June 23rd, 2005 10:20 am (UTC)
S...s-slash! *dies* Yeah, pretty mild, but still very nice! Very very nice!
I'm so happy! *happy tears*
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on June 23rd, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC)
I only do mild, but it was fun ;)