GateGremlyn

Stargate and other fanfiction

Master Post
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It's about time I created a list of the fics I've written that are on dreamwidth or livejournal.

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Because the Story Cannot Stop
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Stargate Odyssey                                      

Virtual Season 11 for Stargate SG1
                                                       ~~Because the story cannot stop.

Episode Two: That Which We Try to Forget
                                          by by Annejackdanny and Cancer  is up and ready to read!
                                                                                    Go. Read. Enjoy!


Episode One: There's No Place Like Home
                                          by iiiieyes and Darcy  is up and ready to read!

 













STAR WARS video
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Epistolary Soup: K is for Kryptonite
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K is for Kryptonite, by GateGremlyn PG (not even)

For Epistolary Alphabet Soup.

Summary:
Everyone has a weakness
Word count: 1900
Characters: Cam Mitchell, Daniel Jackson, Vala Maldoran, Teal’c, Samantha Carter, Jack O’Neill
Era: Season 9
Categories: Friendship, Humor, Angst, Team
Author's notes: Thanks to Denny for the beta!


Excerpt: "You're saying I lost control of my unit."

“On my first day at Stargate Command, Landry asked me, 'What's your kryptonite?' It's bugged me ever since.” Cam felt better having shared this piece of vital information with his team. After six hours in a dungeon, they were cold, tired, and sore. The conversation had also become a little maudlin as rescue seemed further and further away.

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Soup's on!
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sg_fignewton  is hosting another Stargate alphabet soup. The stories should be gen and they should have an epistolary theme.

I've snagged the letter K--but I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet.  

The post to sign up is HERE. Go on. You know you want to. ;-)

A plethora
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1. I saw the new Star Wars movie. I want to see it again! I had a few issues with it, but for the most part, I really liked it. I also saw it with two of my boys and that made it extra-special.

2. I'm 3/4 of the way through Ancillary Justice. Wow! This is a book I'll be re-reading.

3. Berty posted two new Christmas fics at Ao3,  [personal profile] tallulah_rasa posted a new Christmas fic and an SG1/West Wing crossover. Both are fabulous.

4. I re-read jdj's fic  Journey's End,  which just says Christmas to me in so many ways. *sigh*

5. I have eaten too much in the last few days. In penance, I went for long walk with the dog today. I will need to be much more penitential to burn off these calories.

6. Hello! 



Here
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I'm sorta kinda back. I'll be busy with Christmas preparations for the next few days, but I should be around from time to time to see what people are up to. I hope people are writing my favorite partnership, Jack and Daniel, and that I'll have time to read and maybe even write.

Talk to you all soon!

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Bujold's Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen is HERE ! w00t! 

Summer READING, Watching, and Eating
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Reading: I finished The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. It's the second book of a trilogy, and the third book is due out in 2016. It will definitely be on my reading list. I've really enjoyed this series although book two left a lot of loose ends that will need to be tidied up in book three.

I also read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Very intriguing and very different! I really enjoyed it. Thanks to [Unknown LJ tag] for the recommendation.

And I've been reading Jack/Daniel ficathon stories as well as Off-world Soup stories. Between those two things, our fandom posted 50 new stories. We are an awesome group!

Watching: I've lost interest in both Poldark and The Astronauts Wives Club. But I watched all three seasons of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom in a week. I don't think the series isn't as good as The West Wing, but still very compelling.

Eating: Homemade vegetable soup and fresh tomatoes from my garden.

M is for Mourning: A Second Sorrow (for off-world alphabet soup)
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M is for Mourning: A Second Sorrow, by GateGremlyn (G)

Summary: Daniel buries Sha're.
Word count: ~2900
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson, Samantha Carter, Teal'c, Kasuf, George Hammond, Janet Fraiser
Era: Season Three
Categories: Gen, angst, hurt/comfort
Author's notes: Episode tag for Forever in a Day

Written for Off-world Alphabet Soup

Excerpt:

Jack spoke carefully, “You've been through it once? You mean you attended a funeral while you lived on Abydos?”

“No, I mean I've buried Sha're before.”

Link to Archive of Our Own: M is for Mourning: A Second Sorrow

Daniel's instructions were quick and concise: “Kasuf will know how to prepare the body for burial. Tell him his good son bows to his judgment in this matter. He'll understand.”

Still stunned by the scene in front of him, Jack looked at Daniel still on the floor beside his wife. He looked at Teal'c still standing with his staff weapon in his hand. He looked at the body of a beautiful woman, Sha're, still reaching out to her husband. And he wondered how the hell it had all happened. “Teal'c?”

“Amaunet had him in the grip of a ribbon device. I had no choice but to fire.”

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Diminutive Pluto
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An XKCD view of Pluto.




Summer reading, watching, and eating
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Reading: I'm done with the Vorkosigan Saga. I'm not going to read the two prequels, at least not yet, because they don't have any of the characters I love. I might catch up with them later. 

Shards of Honor and Barrayar both have the same kick-ass heroine, Miles' mother. Terrific! 

Captain Vorpatril's Alliance did wow me as much as I wanted it to. I love Ivan, but I need him to be Miles' foil and not a main character. It was still good fun. Cryoburn was excellent, one of my favorites in the series. The end of the story was heart wrenching--and I even knew it was coming.

So, is Lois McMaster Bujold a Stargate fan? At one point in Cryoburn, someone sees a pyramid and someone else makes a comment about "Denial." A page later she mentions an Unas. I laughed out loud. The very end of the story is a series of 100 word drabbles. I thought of Sid. 

Watching: I caught Man from U.N.C.L.E. again last night. I love that show.

Eating: I've been cooking up a storm: peanut butter bars, sweet and sour meatballs, homemade spaghetti sauce. 

What I haven't been doing is writing. *sigh* I't's like all the words have dried up. Ah, well. 

Summer reading, watching, and eating...
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Reading: I've been on a reading binge. I've read Mirror Dance, Memory, Komarr, A Civil Campaign, and Winterfair Gifts. Mirror Dance is pretty dark, A Civil Campaign is rather sweet and funny in a couple of places. Winterfair Gifts (which turned out to be the only new read on the list) was an outsider's point of view and very well done. I'm so enjoying this.

Watching: I watched the first episode of Poldark. It was good but not great. I watched the second episode of Astronaut Wives Club. Also good but not great. Maybe I'm just hard to please.

Eating: Lemon bars. Fabulous!

Oh, and there's a tornado warning at the moment. It's pretty eerie outside.



Summer reading, watching, and eating...
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Reading: I just finished Brothers in Arms, the next book in the Vorkosigan saga. It's the usual wonderful stuff and I love Ivan even more. I think this is where I stopped last time. So now I should be in new and unknown territory.

Watching: I watched The Astronaut Wives Club. I really enjoyed it. I did sit with Wikpedia open so that I could look up the astronauts. At the moment I'm watching Man from UNCLE. So are Napoleon Solo and Han Solo related? ;-) What I'm not watching is Poldark because my antenna is not being cooperative and I have no reception at the moment.

Eating: Chicken gyros with tzatziki sauce. It would be great except that I'm not a big fan of yogurt. You'd think I'd remember something like that. Maybe I'll try it with sour cream next time.

Summer reading, watching, and eating... and other stuff
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Reading: Labyrinth. Have I mentioned how much I love this series? If you haven't read it yet, why not? Great characters, lots of adventure, humor--what's not to love? The Vorkosigan Saga.  Lois McMaster Bujold is the author.

Watching: Stargate's Lost City: Parts 1 & 2--and rereading [personal profile] paian 's fics to go with them. Great stuff.

Eating: Caramel apple bundt cake. The caramel gets drizzled over the top. Yum! 


Did you know that 20 (or 21) people signed up for the [community profile] jd_ficathon?

Did you know that there's an Off-world Alphabet Soup cooking? Grab your letter today.

Did you also know that things are underway for the Stargate Big Bang?

Our fandom is alive and kicking. It's going to be a great summer.


Summer reading, watching, and eating...
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Reading: Finished Borders of Infinity. As is often the case with Bujold, the secondary characters shone. It's also a great character study of Miles, the protagonist. But on the whole the story felt a little forced. Not my favorite of the series. I think I skipped over Labyrinth so I need to catch that one next.

Watching: Binge watched four episodes of Pride and Prejudice (the 1995 miniseries) [personal profile] princessofgeeks  mentioned that she wanted to watch it and I remembered that I had it in my Amazon queue . I liked it although there were a couple of moments where I wasn't sure if I was watching a comedy or a drama, and it jolted me out of the story for a bit.  I don't remember the book giving me that feeling. On the whole, very well done.

I also watched "Torment of Tantulus" twice for [personal profile] jdjunkie 's Stargate extravaganza. Is it Friday yet?

Eating: I made pork chops with caramelized onions and apples. Very easy. Very tasty.

Summer reading, watching, and eating...
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Reading: I've finished up Ethan of Athos and Centaganda. Both excellent.

Watching: Still working my way through Enterprise.

Eating: I haven't had time to try anything new.






Summer reading, watching, and eating...
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Reading: The Vor Game was excellent although there were a lot of "coincidences" in the story. Miles--just coincidentally--meets with Gregor, and--just as coincidentally--meets with the crazy General Metzov someplace in the middle of the galaxy. I did have slight eye-roll moment there. But writers have been using such coincidences forever so I guess it's okay.

This story is a little darker that the other two. I learned the most about Gregor. He's far from perfect and I like him for just that reason. I like Miles for the same reason.

I also think that Miles and Daniel Jackson are alike. (Why, yes, I have watched too much Stargate.)  They're both smart, they both defy authority when they need to, they're both principled, and they're both flawed. I like my heroes like that.

The story also contains a quote from one of my favorite Robert Frost poems "Death of the HIred Man." Cordelia (Miles' mother) sends this message: "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in." Lovely! I don't think I caught that the first time I read it.

Watching: Baseball--which is good. And Star Trek: Enterprise--which is not so good, but I will keep watching.

Eating: Homemade tiramisu is delicious and fairly easy. I will tweak the recipe a little the next time (it was a trifle too sweet), but I will definitely make it again.


Summer reading, watching, and eating...
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READING:

I just read, or rather re-read, Louis McMaster Bujold's Warrior's Apprentice. I also re-read The Mountains of Mourning.  They were both wonderful. I love the world building that happens here although I think I should get a map or something because I get kind of lost in all the places.

Most of all I love the characters. All of them. I love the major characters and I love the minor characters. I love the good guys and the bad guys. I love that sometimes I'm not sure who the good guys and the bad guys are because sometimes life is like that.

The Mountains of Mourning
was especially good the second time through. It deals with some difficult issues and does it with empathy and grace.

Next book: The Vor Game.

WATCHING: I'm also looking forward to the new Poldark which is slated for the middle of June on PBS.

EATING: I'm going to try and make my own tiramisu. It's one of my favorite desserts.


Something... for Sid Jack/Daniel (G)
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Title: Something

for [personal profile] sid whom I miss and the Thon. Thank you, [personal profile] jdjunkie for such a brilliant idea.

Pairing: Jack/Daniel

Rating: G

Summary: After the apocalypse, this is all that's left.


Jack shoved his hands in his pockets and thought about going back to the cabin for his gloves. It wasn't that cold yet, but by sunset it could be nippy. He decided to tough it out. It wouldn't be that cold, and the cabin was half a mile away. He also didn't know where he'd left his gloves. He'd be fine.

“Cabin” was a generous word for the structure a half a mile away. It was a one-room log building with a fireplace at one end and a bed at the other. It had a small table, two small chairs, and a small window. It was... very small. Carter hadn't been very happy about his choice of location.

“It's too far away from the settlement, sir,” she'd told him.

“It's a mile away, Carter. I can be here in 15 minutes.”

She'd handed him one of the remaining radios. “Make it 10.”

He'd complained about the radio and finally relented just to shut her up.

Carter's new home was also their headquarters. She, as the recently elected mayor of their ragtag band, had a small room in the back of the Quonset that served as the base of operations for the whole community... such as it was. The second Quonset held a kitchen, complete with counters, storage space, and long tables. They had a little propane as well, but they were saving what was left for the coming winter. Winters on P49 986 weren't severe. It was warmer than Minnesota, but colder than Colorado. They did get snow and the occasional blizzard. So they were rationing the propane.

He remembered their first visit to P49 986. It had been Spring.

“Ah, trees,” he said, stepping through the Stargate.

“Did you expect anything else, O'Neill?” Teal'c asked.

“I didn't,” Jack said. “I was just noting.”

“As you do every single time we come to a planet with trees,” Daniel said.

“Except when there's sand,” Carter added. “And then he says, 'Ah, sand.'”

“This is quite true.” Teal'c made his way down the steps to join Carter who was already beside the DHD. “O'Neill's observational skills are always keen.”

“So, Jack, shall we explore the trees?” Daniel had his binoculars out, scanning the treeline to the east.

“If you insist, Daniel. Let's explore the trees.” Jack put on his sunglasses and made his way west, not waiting for the others, including a sputtering Daniel, to follow.


Jack smiled. He missed Daniel so much.

What a quiet, uneventful mission that had been. They'd done an eight mile hike through the trees, past a meadow, over a small hill to a meandering river. Then they'd followed the river for two miles and made camp for the night.

“There's nothing here,” Daniel said, a coffee cup in his hand.

“There's--”

“Trees,” Daniel finished. “Yes, Jack, we got that. But other than trees...”

“Nothing,” Sam said.

“It is, however, quite restful.” Teal'c stood looking at the sun dipping down into the river. The colors—red and orange and gold—shone on the water.

“So tomorrow we head home.” Jack turned over his mug and placed it on a log by the fire. “We'll set watch tonight, just in case, but I don't think we're going to be attacked by anything other than this planet's version of a raccoon... unless the trees start moving or something.”

They didn't have any problems. In the morning when Jack came out of his tent, Daniel and Carter—and possibly Teal'c...although it was always hard to tell with him--were conspiring by the fire.

“Whatcha doin', kids?”

“We're going to leave a cache here,” Daniel said. “Sam wants to leave the camp shovel, I'm going to leave a pencil and one of my journals, and Teal'c's going to leave a couple of energy bars.”

“And you're doing this, why?” Jack asked, thinking that maybe he wasn't awake enough for any of it to make sense.

Carter blushed. “Because it feels like we're the first people to set foot here, and we want to leave something of ourselves behind.”

“We're only ten miles from the 'gate, Carter. There could be whole civilizations we haven't met.”

“Yes, sir, that's true.” But it didn't stop her from giving Daniel the camp shovel and the coffee pot.

Jack thought it was a good thing they were going home because Daniel couldn't live without the coffee pot. He also thought it was a good thing that someone had poured him a cup first. “And how do we explain the loss of our gear?” he asked.

“We slid down a hill and they fell out of our packs,” Daniel said. He put some pencils in a plastic bag along side the spiral-bound notebook. Before he sealed it, he looked at Jack, an eyebrow raised.

“Fine,” Jack said. He took off his cap and handed it to Daniel, who smiled at him as he put it in the bag. Then walked over to a rock a few yards from the river. Using the shovel, he dug a small hole, tucked the bag into it, and filled it back in. He stuck the shovel in the lose dirt.

When they got back to the base, he and Hammond discussed a training facility on a planet with lots of trees.

Two missions later they were pinned down by Goa'uld.

“Fishing pole,” Daniel yelled as a staff blast whizzed past his head.

“What?” Jack yelled. He laid down cover fire for Daniel to dial home.

“When we go back to P49 986, we need to take a fishing pole.” Daniel hit the center button, and they ran through the wormhole, staff blasts impacting the gray walls.

They all rolled down the ramp, but other than a few cuts and bruises they were fine.

“We'll need bait,” Carter said as she dusted herself off.

“Bait, yeah. We'd better not forget bait,” Daniel agreed, out of breath.

“Mosquito repellent,” Teal'c added. “If we are returning, we should bring repellent.”

“I don't remember any bugs, do you?” Carter pulled a leaf out of Daniel's hair.

“Nope, no bugs that I felt.”

Jack looked at all of them. “Beer,” he said. “We'll need beer.”


P49 986 became their “bolt hole.” If a mission went sour, they added things to the list: books for Daniel, tools for Carter, candles for Teal'c, more beer for Jack.

Jack stopped to look at the trees. Teal'c. He'd never know what happened to Teal'c. He took comfort in the fact that Teal'c and Bra'tac were together. But he didn't know what had happened to Chulak or any other planet for that matter. The cold made his eyes water. That happened a lot.

The village was just ahead. He saw the fire in the town square, the space between a large canvas tent and the two Quonsets. Someone had pulled a couple of tables from the mess.

When he found Carter, she was giving directions: “Minimal staff this evening, Walter. I want everyone who can be here, here.”

“Yes, ma'am.” Walter—who'd been with Jack at the Alpha site when the attack came--scampered away to deal with personnel issues.

She saw him and smiled. “General. You're early.”

“It's Jack, remember?”

The smile faded and she stared at him down until he broke.

Samantha, my friend, you're supposed to call me Jack.”

The smile was back. “That wasn't so hard, was it, Jack?”

“No, Sam, it wasn't.” He cleared his throat. They'd been trying to establish a new order here, free of the trappings of the military, but it was hard. Except for a few scientists and support staff who'd made it through the 'gate, everyone was military. It was a hard habit to break—although the discipline had served them well. “So, what can I do to help?”

“Cam seems to think we need more of that poisonous stuff he calls gin. Do you think you could give him a hand?”

“On it.”

“Thank you, sir.”

He waved and went to find Cameron Mitchell.

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