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09 July 2006 @ 03:35 pm
SG-1 Fic Rant of the Day  
Someone please tell me what memo I missed that states that Daniel must be a whiny man-child who can't take care of himself? Or a lonely depressed man that must get away -- far away -- from this cruel world? Hmm?

Why do the majority of the fic that I find out there make him into this man that suffered child-abuse, needs lots of hugs and cuddles, and turns to Jack for EVERYTHING?

Am I missing something where he is always insecure about his place in the world and SG-1? That he has to always run off and hide because no one understands him? And then only through the support of his friends who search endlessly for him and after their impassioned accolades regarding his greatness, does he come back with them?

Once, maybe twice...not so bad.

But every other fanfic?

I obviously missed that memo.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Working for the Mandroid: Lonelymoonshayde on July 10th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
It's a bummer when you find the same thing over and over. And like I said

It's just sooo hard to find the fic I like. The fic I want. And yes, it's all about me. I want fic I can read. It's disheartening when you see a characterization that you don't particularly agree with have the volume it does. It has a right to be there. And people ahve a right to like it. And that's fine. I have friends that like it and I am happy for them.

But what about me? :(

And this is why I won't be reccing Daniel anytime soon. Bwahahahaha.
betacandy: daniel bitch pleasebetacandy on July 10th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
I frequently get the feeling when I read SG fanfic that people are projecting themselves into Daniel. He's a character a lot of people can relate to for a lot of reasons, but the deeper they delve, the more their Daniel becomes like the author her/himself.

I'm aware of this projection process in my own writing (it's only natural), except for me it's Jack I most relate to. So I focus mostly on Daniel because I KNOW if I play too much with Jack, I'll turn him into me.

I think a lot of people are writing SG fanfic strictly for catharsis for themselves. That's absolutely fine - I just wish there was some way of avoiding those fics if they're not your thing.
Working for the Mandroid: Jackmoonshayde on July 10th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
I think people identify with Daniel because he tends to be the moral voice. So, I do agree that a lot of projection happens.

Sam and Daniel are hard for me to write in that aspect because I identify strongly with them. Mind you, I don't think I am terrible at them, but they take a little more work since either one can easily become me.

That is why I find writing Teal'c and Jack far far easier. I'm not like either one of them. There's distance there.
sela21k: Hmmm....sela21k on July 10th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
I write a lot of Jack or a lot around Jack. I center on Jack because there is so much under the surface that peeks out from time to time that there's a lot to explore.

The persons I find hardest to write are Sam and Daniel, but I love writing Janet, Teal'c and General Hammond. I wonder what that says about me? (LOL)
Working for the Mandroid: O'Neillmoonshayde on July 10th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
I wonder what that says about me? (LOL)

That you're confused? LOL

I love writing Jack because I am fascinated by his character. And he is easier for me to write, for whatever reason. Whether it's because he's not like me or because he tends to have "your average joe" type of voice, I don't know.

Daniel is hard because Daniel is who I identify with the most. He also has similar interests. I study history and have degrees in anthropology. But I also have a strong scientific side, so I feel like I can relate to Sam too.

And then Teal'c is "foreign" so he has that different feel to him. You can do a lot with him in that respect.

Janet I am unsure of. Sometimes I think I have her and sometimes I don't.

Hammond is a hoot! Not enough Hammond fics out there. Have you written Hammond fics? Not like Hammond ship but Hammond gen?