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18 June 2006 @ 11:28 pm
Samantha Carter Wallpaper  
Okay, so I made this because I should be writing. Yes. That is right.

Samantha Carter Samantha Carter

Collage of Sam

Woe is me and my little ficathon story that is driving me crazy.

But yay for Sam! I probably should have made one for Jack and Daniel but whoops.
Current Mood: creativecreative
6beforelunch on June 19th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
Very nice. Great blending. I like the pic of Sam decked out in black at the left.
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on June 19th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Dusty: Eraserhead by creepyiconsdustandroses on June 19th, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
Heh heh heh...I see I'm not the only one playing hooky from my Jack/Daniel story...I spent all day doing research that should have been done weeks ago, but I couldn't get anything to work right. So this idea just popped into my head last night, and it's so much better than anything I had going already. Yeah, so I scrapped it all, and started over. With two days to go.

But it requires a lot of research about details like what kind of trees grow in Colorado Springs, and what kind of canopy do they provide and what about the weather in Colorado, is it going to be hard on the trees? Or perhaps on anything built in them? And while I'm at it, how old is Cassie in Season Three, anyway? And exactly where would she be in her social development at age 14 or 15? Argh...

Well, I learned a lot, but I've about fried my brain on details that probably no one but me will consider worth all the time I'm putting into this. But even if the facts are never actually seen, they need to be right, you know? You can always fudge some things, but sometimes you just need a foundation for your story that's rooted in some sort of reality.

Sorry, I think I'm ranting... I'll stop now.


Oh yeah. Very nice wallpaper. *g*
Working for the Mandroid: Jack and Daniel (Urgo)moonshayde on June 19th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
I started mine weeks ago. It died. I started a different one. I hated it and I went back to the first one. I am still having trouble. Argh!

Crap, you're research is way worse than anything I did, even for the story I threw out. Did you ever figure out how old Cassie was? Brain is dead...


Well, the fics will get done. And we can hope that whoever receives them will enjoy them.
Dusty: sg daniel rims by wraith816dustandroses on June 19th, 2006 06:06 am (UTC)
I hated it and I went back to the first one. I am still having trouble. Argh!

That's so frustrating...I know how you feel. This morning I scrapped three different half formed ideas that I just couldn't get to go anywhere. But at least I feel really positive about this one, and I was never more than half sure about the others. Not a good sign, huh?

I think my biggest problem is that I worry too much about what the recipient will think. It's someone on my flist, and I had this same problem with the Teal'c fic. I wanted it to be good for minxy because she's always been a supporter of my fic and I wanted something she'd really be happy with.

But it was worse with that one, because I'd never written either of those characters, and Teal'c is so difficult to pin down...I've never had a fic that was so late to a ficathon as that one was. I usually run a day or two late, I'm the eternal procrastinator, it's something I've never been able to fix, no matter how hard I try. But man...that was tough.

My beta has told me I'm not allowed to do any more exchanges - she thinks that's my problem, because I worry too much about what the person getting my fic is going to think, and what *they* want, that I screw up my head. I need to focus on challenges that just give me a prompt and pit me against a time limit. She's right, I do better with those.

Did you ever figure out how old Cassie was? Brain is dead...

Yeah. She's 12 in Season One, and the fic I'm writing is a little more than half way through Season Three. I'm actually going to fudge just a bit, because 15 is kind of old for a girl to want a treehouse. I'm stretching it a bit by making her 14 (and a half - as she reminds everyone) and making it more of a "room of my own" kind of thing. I think it will work. It's gonna have to, huh? I don't have time to come up with another idea!
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on June 19th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
My friend also forbade me from doing anymore since I have the same problem. I'm a perfectionist and I start to fret.

I signed up for another last week *smacks self*

Good luck!
Dusty: ff jayne's brain hurts by angelitedustandroses on June 19th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
I signed up for another last week *smacks self*

Bwah hah hah ha...I still have the NCIS Ficathon to get through, but then I'm sticking with Challenges and no more exchanges (well unless a really good one comes along...uh, don't tell my beta, okay?) Thanks.

Good luck on yours, too.
Working for the Mandroid: Fanfic Writermoonshayde on June 20th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
Naughty naughty! Were you trying to fish info out of me? *suspicious look*

I had this niggly little feeling that you might be writing for me, but couldn't tell for sure.

Don't stress. I may a self-proclaimed fic snob, but I'm not with ficathon stuff. And I'm easy. If you don't get it done on time, I will not hate you forever and omg defriend you and smear your name all over the fandom.

I'm sure it's fine.
Dusty: sg jack/daniel art and icon by skaterg8rdustandroses on June 20th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
Were you trying to fish info out of me? *suspicious look*

Nah...actually more the other way around. I was trying really hard to make you feel sorry for me, so you wouldn't be mad at me for being late! *g*

It was just really an accident that I was roaming through my flist, taking a break from all the research before I got serious on the fic. I needed some time off, and you just happened to be around to talk to. I was afraid you'd figure out I was writing for you, so I tried to concentrate on Cassie, but I realized later, you would of course figure out that it was Jack and Daniel that would be building the treehouse - 'cause hey, it's a J/D ficathon, isn't it? Duh.

I'd already done my research on you...read all (three!) of your slash fic, and some of your gen, to get an idea of what you liked. I'd read some already, anyway. I wish now I'd followed A Priori while you were writing it, because I waited to read the final version, and now I'm too busy to read a novel. So I had to make do with your smaller fic, instead.

But now that you know, one thing has been bothering me, and I might as well ask you, since it's your fic...do you want lots of sex? Because this fic is more about the romance, but I was going to put a fairly graphic sex scene at the end. But you don't write many pairings, and what you do is usually PG. Would you prefer me to leave it at PG or R? It's your fic, I'll do what you want. I do write mostly explicit sex, but I actually have one PG fic out there, so it's not impossible for me... Your choice.

decisions decisions...
Working for the Mandroid: Danieltoonmoonshayde on June 20th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
If you can make it more about romance and not the sex, that's fine. If for whatever reason you can't write it that way, it's okay. As you can see, I am fairly bad at slash writing and don't do it often. (I have a few at my site.) And I don't write tons of het and I don't write NC-17. I've very gen but that is basically because I am a plot/chararcter oriented person. I have a tendancy to write long novels. (Bad me.)

And I know you mosrly write explicit stuff and that is why I haven't read much of your fic, though I've wanted to. I did read your mini!Jack fic the other day though, since I'm a mini!Jack crackhead.

Just take your time. I know things are tough right now so don't worry too much.
Dusty: Eraserhead by creepyiconsdustandroses on June 20th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
Romance it is, then! I should be able to handle that. It was going to be mostly the story of how they got together, anyway. The story is complete without it, it was just my NC-17 gene that was insisting there be a sex scene somewhere. I will ruthlessly squash it...I wrote three PWP's last week for the Porn Battle, I should have gotten my fix for a while anyway, huh?

I'm a Mini!Jack fan myself. I think there's actually going to be a revised version of that fic, and probably more stories as well. It seems I'm not alone in the Clone fan club. *g*

Thanks so much for your understanding. It's actually good for me to work on other things, the problem is getting my focus together. I keep losing track, wanting to call the hospital and find out how she's doing...my concentration keeps slipping. But it's good that I have something to work on.
Destina: stargate sam smiledestina on June 19th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
Very pretty. :)
Working for the Mandroid: Lonelymoonshayde on June 19th, 2006 06:56 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Oh, I like your icon :)

I know your LJ name. I've seen you around on lots of my friends' LJ's. But you seem new to these parts. So, um, hi!
Destina: stargate jd b/wdestina on June 19th, 2006 07:02 am (UTC)
Hi. :)
Gategrrl: Teal'c and Danielgategrrl on June 19th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)
Nice. Although...savior?

Working for the Mandroid: Greenmoonshayde on June 19th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
Heh heh. You know what? I knew someone would comment on that.

Savior is not the word I tend to use to describe her. (I think Daniel has a savior complex but that's a diffetrent story.)

However, I wanted a word that meant hero (she's a hero too, just like the boys) but I wanted to keep with the theme of words starting with "S." I couldn't find anything else that fit, so I picked savior.

I figure when I post it around, the Sam fans might enjoy it.
Gategrrl: Vader/Chewbacca Slash!gategrrl on June 19th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
It really is a nice wallpaper, and yes, even I like it, since it's Just Sam doing her job (mostly) and not puffing her up.
Working for the Mandroid: yearnmoonshayde on June 19th, 2006 06:52 am (UTC)
Thanks. I like Sam when she gets to be Sam.
Dusty: sg carter x 2 by Lorencydustandroses on June 19th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
Heh. I wasn't going to say anything, but since someone else did, I have to agree. "Savior" made me squint sideways for just a second...

But it gives me a chance to use my spiffy Sam icon...I don't get enough opportunities to use this one.
Working for the Mandroid: Boysmoonshayde on June 19th, 2006 06:52 am (UTC)
I couldn't think of another word! And I wanted three words that started with S and were nouns. Ah well. At least the pics were pretty.

Nice icon :)
Dusty: sg daniel rims by wraith816dustandroses on June 19th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
*g* It isn't that bad, really. It just made me do a double take for a second. And the pics are excellent. I can never get the blending thing down...I'm horrible at that, so I was very impressed with yours.

I have to admit, I'm not particularly fond of Sam on the series, but when she's written well and isn't being sabotaged by the actual series' writers (or the fanfic writers, for that matter), I enjoy her character. But I really haven't seen too many icons that I liked with her on them. Mine is one. Yours is another. Very funny...

Yeah, this is one of my new favorite icons. The pose is just perfect, and it doesn't hurt that I have a rimming kink, does it? *g*
Amy Cooperamycooper on June 19th, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on June 19th, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC)

Oh hey. What's going on with the online book club thing? Is that still on? Could I get that book at the library? I still want to do it.
Amy Cooper: coffeeamycooper on June 20th, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
Yup, we start July 1st. Thanks for reminding me. I've been meaning to make a post about it.
aurora_novarum: SG-1 Kickin Assaurora_novarum on June 19th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
oooooh. Pretty. And great capture of all aspects of Carter's personality.

I didn't even notice the words at the top until people commented on the "Savior" thing. It works fine.

P.S. I kinda sorta accidentally saw THE picture, but blurry and closed out before it fully pixelated or whatever those things do. Kicks self...and computer...and internet.
Working for the Mandroid: Corporalmoonshayde on June 19th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
THE picture? *nervous* Not sure what THE picture is but...er...*nervous again*

Just block it out and move on now...

Thanks, though. I was in a Sam loving mood. For Sam, you know. The real non-ship Sam ;)