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23 June 2006 @ 01:31 pm
Fic Snippet Meme  
I love memes like these for so many reasons. I occasionally post these for several selfish reasons. One, it helps motivate me to write and clear out my WIPs. Since I am moving into original fic more and more, I'm cleaning house for my fanfic, though I won't be stopping completely. I just need to put on the breaks and slow down. Two, it's a great motivator. If you see your stuff in front of you, it can sometimes help feed that urge to write. I think that could be helpful for several people on my flist who write. And finally, there is a good chance that people will post this on their journal and it means I get a chance to read other people's stuff. *hint hint*

I doing this one for SG-1, but you can do it for any fandom, really.

Post a little snippet of your current WIPs and if so inclined tell us a little bit about them.

First Encounters

Sam shook her head. "No, sir. It's similar to the reasoning why alternate versions of ourselves cannot exist on the same plane together without causing entropic cascade failure." She paused, working through the facts that were buzzing through her mind. "Though time travel is different. Here, we're talking about a precise conflict where any matter can't occupy the same space, time, and dimension."

"Okay," O'Neill said, giving the impression he was boring with the conversation. "Just find a way to fix it so that on the trip home I don't end up being fused with a rock."

Sam started, not sure she heard him correctly. "Fix it? Sir, this is well beyond my understanding."

"So, understand it. Daniel will help you."

Sam exchanged a worried glance with Daniel. While he might not comprehend the exact mathematics and factual data behind the devices, and truthfully neither did she, Daniel understood their predicament. Sam knew that Daniel was aware that Colonel O'Neill was asking for assurances that she just couldn't give. They'd taken a chance going back in time, and this was part of the risk.

"I think that the devices themselves make adjustments to the calculations during transport if matter is already occupying a space," she theorized, inwardly wincing at the sight of the uneasy faces of her friends.

"Think?" O'Neill questioned.

"Jack, this isn't an exact science," Daniel replied on her behalf. "I don't think you understand…"

"Oh, I get it. I'm just telling you to work on it." He opened up his arms and gestured to the park around them. "We have all the time in the world."

This is an old one I started ages ago, even long before Moebius aired. It begins with the a standard scifi premise and one that I just know exists in the SG-1 universe. What if Anubis sent an assassin back in time to kill Daniel so he couldn't be involved in the program and later complicate Anubis' campaign for domination? Time travel fic is cliche, imo, but I wanted something fun to write and I started on this. I had two choices. I could have made it a Season 6 fic and had it all angsty as SG-1 protects a young Daniel or I could go for a more comedic ad lighthearted approach with a Season 7 team. I chose the latter and I feel it's more fitting when using this form of cliche. Hopefully, the fic will come off being enjoyable. It's not one to take itself too seriously, but at the same time it's not all gags and laughs either. A comedic drama I guess would describe it, in the same vein as episodes like Window of Opportunity and Urgo.


"Nothing happened within the laboratory?" Hammond asked him, his voice hard.

"Lab-laboratory?" Daniel stared at the general, his mouth open. What laboratory? Sam's lab? Turning his head, his gaze fell to Sam, hoping maybe she could shed some light on this conversation.


At least she came to his defense. "Sir?" she asked. "I don't understand. What laboratory?"

"No lab," Daniel said. "We—" He motioned between Sam and himself. "We weren't in a lab."

"I see," General Hammond said. He tapped the table, but the hardness in his gaze didn't disappear. It grew, and it spread outward, causing Daniel to back into himself. "So, Doctor, you don't have any memory of the laboratory within the catacombs?"

"What?" Daniel asked, cringing at the panic that had slipped into his voice. "No, we went down, looked at the vault, and we—"

He stopped, his eyes widening as he realized what was happening.

This…this wasn't a briefing. This was an interrogation.

He clutched the table harder.

"What's this all about?" Daniel asked. He lowered his voice, allowing for his anger to keep his tone steady and in control.

"Colonel O'Neill has informed us of some additional details considering your trip through the Stargate," General Hammond said flatly. "I'm afraid you haven't been forthcoming with us, Doctor Jackson."

Despite the fact this scene focus on Daniel, the story isn't really about him. It's about Sam, Teal'c, and Daniel and how they learn to solidify their bonds together since Jack is incapacitated (in a way). It takes place not long after the episodes Cold Lazurus and Brief Candle, to give a time frame. The team is still fairly new, but have been together for at least some period of time. However, I always saw that the team in Season One had their ties mainly through Jack: Daniel relied on Jack since he came back from Abydos; Jack was the motivation for Teal'c turning on Apophis; Sam had the military second-in-commnd connection to Jack. Any other team dynamics were sketchy at this point, aside for maybe Sam and Daniel who hit it off quickly. This fic explores how they start to trust each other without Jack, but also through Jack as they pool together to help him. Also, it highlights Janet Fraiser and General Hammond becoming closer to SG-1 as well.

Ghosts in the Machine

When he saw Doctor Weir break through the clearing, Daniel moved away from Rodney and Sam, allowing them to finish their work, and started to make his way to where the rest of Atlantis' premier expedition team were waiting. They had already begun to unpack an assortment of supplies. Though, to be honest, Daniel wasn't really sure just how useful they would be.

"Doctor Jackson," Weir said brightly, though he was sure her tone sounded tempered by the seriousness of their situation. "Any progress?"

"Daniel," he reminded her. "And...ah...no." Daniel took a deep breath. "Rodney and Sam are still working on the mechanics of the device, but..." He sighed. "It may take a while."

"We'll try to make things as comfortable for you as possible in the meantime," she said.

Daniel nodded, knowing the futility of it all, but was touched by the sentiment nonetheless. "Thank you, Doctor Weir."

"Elizabeth," she said.


Daniel winced, hearing Mitchell shout and slam his pack onto the ground. Weir arched her eyebrow.

"Oh, don't worry about him," Daniel said, dismissing Mitchell with the wave of his hand. "He's just grumpy since he's never been dead before."

I've been wanting to do a crossover for a long time. I have some bits--like this--but since I am a chronological writer, I don't have much done on this fic. It's based in the fact I wanted SG-1 to make it to the Atlantis universe in a nonconventional way and this idea sprung on me. I don't think it would be as long of a fic as the others, since it doesn't have as many plot twists as my usual stories do. There are a couple, but the story is fairly straightforward. It's more of an SG-1 fic than SGA, since SG-1 is my fandom. But I'm looking forward to completing it.


Jack felt his jaw drop slightly as he stared at the landscape. There were Goa'uld skeletons everywhere.

"Whoa," he managed to say.

"It appears to be a Goa'uld gravesite," Teal'c said, stopping to kneel and finger the small bones.

"More like a mass grave," Jack muttered. He'd never seen so many Goa'uld bones in one place before. Aside from that time on Cimmeria...

He froze. Not at all pleased how the data was adding up, he turned to Carter for a second opinion. Just based on her pale expression, he figured she'd reached the same conclusion.

"Looks like Nick has some powerful friends," Jack said, kicking aside some more bones. "Let's go find Daniel and get out of here."

I had started a story a long time ago that focused on whatever happened to Nick, since we haven't heard about him in forever. Now, if they ever do revisit the Nick storyline then this would immediately become an AU, and that is probably why I've held off writing it. It's one that I'd like to finish though, since it focuses on the giant aliens, the Mayans, and the story of the Popol Vuh, which I've done some reserach on in my own studies. Since it does focus on Nick, there is a heavy Daniel component so it's more of a Daniel-centric/team fic.

Afterglow (This is the one for you, surreallis )

Sam cleared her throat, angry with herself, and pushed back the warmth that had overwhelmed her. Yet, she could still feel it coursing through her veins, if not subdued. She glanced back toward the stairs and thought of Daniel. She felt the need to check on him.

Biting back the urge, she narrowed her eyes, her accusing glare on both Malpu and his wife Tanna. "What did you do to us?" she demanded.

Again, they only stared back at her with shock. For a moment, Sam thought it was genuine, and she faltered. What if the Tuogans hadn't done anything? They had been impressed with SG-1 and had urged them to stay and spend some time on their world. They had never showed any aggression towards them and had treated them with the best hospitality.

What the hell had happened to them? Sam didn't want to consider the alternatives.

"We have to return through the Stargate," she said. The uncertainty was starting to break her resolve. She needed to leave. They needed to leave. "We'll be leaving tonight."

Malpu seemed heartbroken. His pale skin dipped into a somber blue. "Will you and your companion be returning?"

"I don't know," she said honestly. She didn't. But she and Daniel had to be examined immediately.

"I hope you and your companion are well," Tanna said, standing beside her mate. "Mi pata."

Sam blinked, taking a second to process the blessing. "Mi pata," she said in return, rather grudgingly. She turned and left, making her way up the stairs until she reached her suite.

surreallis wanted an icon fic with Sam/Dan and UST. I couldn't think of anything that would fit aside from an old idea I'd been toying around with. So I decided to use it. It's a standard "aliens made them do it" kind of fic, but I'm hoping it will be good enough to rise above the cliche. (And you know how I feel about cliches.) I'm fairly pleased with it so far so we'll see how it turns out.

I do have a lot of other fics, like the rest of my Teal'c fics and Sam/Teal'c fics for the challenges I entered. And I've started a few of the final icon fics as well. (Though, Afterglow is both a fic I had planned but I am using for an icon fic.) But I'm just listing the major fics here -- ones that will be of considerable length. In this case, anything 30 pages+ to novel sized. I have tons more ideas, unfortunately, with new ones piling up each day. I'm keeping track of them all in the event I do write those, but I'm not in any hurry to finish any of these right now. I want to work on the ones I've started first and then maybe entertain the rest at a later date and maybe when I am done some of my original stuff. All of that, of course, is subject to change as inspiration and creavity cannot always be dictated in a coherent form.

So, that where I stand. Why not post this in your journal and share a little bit about your current projects--no matter what fandom--and why you have them? It might help motivate you and you'll have the chance to share with others. I know that I'm all ears :)
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cyren_2132cyren_2132 on June 23rd, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
This is a great idea, and I'll defiinitely be doing it later tonight. I'm incredibly intrigued by 'First Encounters' and 'Partitions', and - even thought I'm not that enthralled by Sam/Daniel - 'Afterglow' sounds interesting, too.
Working for the Mandroid: Fanfic Writermoonshayde on June 23rd, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I find it really helps me focus. I'm interested in what you might be posting. I know you have that AU to Point of View going and one time you have a Jedi one too, I think? Anyway, lookign forward to seeing what you've got!
MegTDJ: Team - my_shiny_thingsmeg_tdj on June 23rd, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
Yay time travel! Yay incapacitated!Jack! Ohh, SG-1/SGA crossover!! And Nick!! :D

"Oh, don't worry about him," Daniel said, dismissing Mitchell with the wave of his hand. "He's just grumpy since he's never been dead before."

Bwahahahaha! Yay Kerri!fic! :D
Working for the Mandroid: Danieltoonmoonshayde on June 23rd, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC)
Time travel fic is first for you! I wish I could just blink and they were done, you know? *sigh* Why must there be work involved? ;)
MegTDJ: Daniel Tasty - gawgic_hilarymeg_tdj on June 23rd, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
Well, it was first on your list, too... :P

Yeah, I get where you're coming from. I wish you could just think it and it appears before you on the page. Must invent a device that can do that...
aurora_novarum: SG-1 Kickin Assaurora_novarum on June 23rd, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
You tease. I really want to read the Unspoken one, but Nick and the Giant Aliens sounds good too. Oh, and the time travel one. Hell, they all sound good.

Hmm. What I've got on burners (and my muse apparently has a commercial size stove)---and I realized afterwards I was supposed to put this on "my" journal, not moonshayde, but she "made" me put back here too. ;-)

Making the Band Series: My first "Series" and it's not a traditional one. They're character studys of Daniel, Sam, Teal'c, Cameron, Jack, and maybe Hank Landry to explain how/why they "rejoined the band" in EDM. Because the patch scene, though sweet, did NOT cut it. Each story can be read as an independant fic from the individual's POV, but they will coordinate/dovetail with each other. Daniel and Sam's SHOULD be first out the gate and BEFORE the new season starts.

The Price of Interfering (Working title): Essentially "Full Circle" from Daniel's perspective, with a large dosage of Orpheus and dashes of Abyss, Meridian, and Changeling. Done with 20/20 hindsight of Threads, and probably will include a Threads "Sequel" from an "Other" POV.

Frayed Threads (working title): Episode Tag to Threads/Moebius whatever you call it :-p working through the team's emotions after all the trauma.

GS Campfire Challenge: Sam is sick and no one knows why. Sam H/C Team adventure with daddy daughter moments. I miss Jacob.

Original fic...involves NID, attempted kidnapping (yeah yeah, I started it before I realized the cliches), and an alien whatsit. Takes place pre-Chimera Season Seven.

Drawing Straws: Another overdone cliche, but I can't resist my own take on Shades of Grey, since I really haven't come across one with my own fanwank of the ep.

Driving Lessons: 1969 missing fic, inspired by Teal'c's comment to Jonas in "Smoke and Mirrors". That's more a plot bunny with scenes in my head.

Whew, I think that's it. No wonder I feel like I'm juggling a lot
Working for the Mandroid: Jack and Daniel (Urgo)moonshayde on June 23rd, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
I made you huh? Heh. Sure...

Let's see...

I place my vote in for Drawing Straws because I am completely into that concept. You sold it onto me yesterday and I haven't stopped thinking of it since. It really needs to be written. It does.

but I can tell from this post alone your passion really seems to be on the Making the Band series and The Price of Interfering. I say go with your muse, of course. I just want the Drawing Straws one soon ;)

aurora_novarum: daniel and cameronaurora_novarum on June 23rd, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
"made" was in quotes. I mean, you told me I should/could do it, so well, you know. LOL. "ow ow my arm. no. stop. the pain." [/deadpan]

"Drawing Straws." Sigh, between you and travelling one. I have to admit, half my lawn mowing/brainstorming time was for this fic. Hmmm. How many burners on the stove?
Working for the Mandroid: Never Forgottenmoonshayde on June 23rd, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah I was just beign sarcastic about the made thing ;)

Ah, see? Lawnmowing knows all. I think we have a winner.
stacy_l: icon by stacy l:  desert sonstacy_l on June 24th, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)
These sound very intersting! The Price of Interfereing definitely has drawn my attention! I'll be looking forward to reading it and the others. Good luck getting them finished. I know RL can be a real hassel on the muse at times. Lord knows I've experienced it enough! : )

aurora_novarum: SG-1aurora_novarum on June 24th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
RL--such a drag on fic writing. LOL.

Thanks for the support! Yeah, that one is my personal favorite, but I can't seem to get the coherence to it.

And moonshayde keeps poking me with the not-so-pointy stick on a different one since I shared its plot bunny the other day. *winks at moonshayde*
Working for the Mandroid: ...moonshayde on June 24th, 2006 02:32 am (UTC)
Drawing Straaaaaaaaaws
stacy_l: icon by chocogester:  daniel and teal'cstacy_l on June 24th, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
Another writing meme yeah! I'll have to do this one myself. : )

The first two stories sound very intriguing and I think I recall you talking about the one with the assassin and Anubis before. It sounds like a great story. I'll be looking forward to reading them when they're ready. Thanks for sharing!

Ael L. Boltmartyfan on June 24th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC)
Ooooh, they sound fascinating. Dammit, all my WIPs are laaaame. *does the meme anyway*

Most of my WIPs that I have written anything on are canceled, dammit. *cries*
Working for the Mandroid: Daniel (Heroes)moonshayde on June 24th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
Canceled? You canceled your own WIPs?
Ael L. Boltmartyfan on June 24th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
Yeah. *cringe* Don't kill me!

Some of them just didn't work, some of the earlier ones weren't planned out and I wrote myself into a corner and totally off the board, some I lost all interest in the fandom...you know, various reasons. Not to mention plotbunnies just keep piling up higher and higher, and I have to weed out the less interesting ones, otherwise I'll never have free time ever again, in my entire life. I really hate doing this, too.
Working for the Mandroid: Corporalmoonshayde on June 24th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
I understand about being overhwlemed. There are some I planned that will never ever come to see the light of day. I never finished my Star Wars series...so I understand.

I just get sad when I hear about it :(

btw, the HP fandom meltdown continues. Clarabelle the sockpuppet speaks! People are changing names! The wank continues.
Ael L. Boltmartyfan on June 24th, 2006 12:53 am (UTC)
*sigh* Fandom wank is horrible.

Though if you'd like to watch a totally different trainwreck, I can direct you over to a wanking that started in anthropology, moved over to mock_the_stupid (this one has 1120+ comments, last I checked), then to otf_wank on Journalfen and I think stupid_free or something like that. Stargate is mentioned briefly (in fact, it was the only possibly civil line of conversation in the whole thing that I had with the idiot), though it really has nothing to do with anything.
Jenn: daniel- puresurreallis on June 25th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
Okay. Wow. All of these intrigue me. Especially Unspoken and Ghosts in the Machine. Well, they intrigue me slightly less than Afterglow. :D

I have to say that I mostly like cliche's though. Especially in the hands of a capable writer. Well, I mean, I don't like the bad cliche's like baby!fic and first dates and marriages. But I do love cliche's like 'stranded off-world' and 'aliens made them do it'. I'm really confident that despite the cliche' factor, you'll do the story justice and it will be well worth the read. :)
Working for the Mandroid: Discoverymoonshayde on June 25th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
I think I am so terrified of cliches because I've read so many bad ones, you know? Especially in the Jack/Daniel corner. But cliches are in every part of the fandom, whether you read gen, ship, or slash.

But even I am a sucker for them if they're done well. And I really like them when i find an author that blows me away. I'm just sensitive to them.
sela21k: Smiling Teal'csela21k on June 26th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
Cool meme...and it worked! After reading through your works in progress, it's got me wanted to pick up on my WIP's. I'm going to post it in my LJ and give a poke to the writers on my flist.

WHich one are you going to finish first? :D
Working for the Mandroid: Couragemoonshayde on June 26th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
It's like this great infectious thing where if you post it, you get pumped. And then people get pumped with you. And then everyone gets pumped about their own writing on top of it so everyone wins! It's fun.

I have no idea which I'll finish first. I want to work on them all. Heh heh. I really want to work on the one where I whump Jack, but I don't think I'm ready for that one yet. So we'll just see where my mind takes me.

And post away! It's loads of fun.