wickedwords: (john santa elf)
I signed up for SGA Secret Santa this year, and got very cute foodie AU from elderwitty & squidgie: My Dinner with Rodney. I loved the author's story about how they came to write it almost as much as I liked the story itself, and the whole thing made me smile. I love it.

As for what I wrote, I finished An Earthly Harvest Festival for clopoleLis. It's a slice of life story wherein our intrepid adventurers are forced to attend a very dull holiday party on Earth. I got a real kick out of writing it.
wickedwords: (christmas balls)
This end of year stuff has been crazy, and I am leaving town without knowing if we are going to launch or not; it's right down to deadline. Before I left, I wanted to say thank you to my wonderful [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa author, who wrote me a lovely fairy tale called Ripples. I really enjoyed it, and loved the creativity behind it. So a thumb's up for the story from me!

Speaking of stories, I haven't managed to read anything from yuletide other than the texting squid and octopus one. I thought it was nice, but not really my thing; go you all for loving it so much. I downloaded about half of the top 50 hits from yuletide-- mostly avengers, calvin and hobbes, and doctor who crossovers-- so I have plenty to read. I also downloaded Mulan to my kindle fire so I'd have something to watch as well. I'll be back new year's eve, and pretty much consider catch up a lost cause. I'm going to start over fresh with the new year.

Have a happy few days, and I will see y'all when I get back!
wickedwords: (lorne hotness)
Title: Zelenka's Feast
Author: Rachael Sabotini ([personal profile] wickedwords)
Main Pairing: Lorne/Zelenka. Includes other background relationships, and some characters from SG-1.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Catering by the Kitchen Physicists.

Author's Note: I fell down on the job and didn't post any stories after the reveal last December, so I'm trying to catch up. This was written for the 2008 [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa challenge. I'm not sure why I decided to go with crackfic this year; I think I just wanted to do something different. So gblvr, thank you so much for putting up with my experimentation, and for letting me make Zelenka a little more insecure than canon would support. Many thanks to [personal profile] sherrold and [personal profile] elynross, my 'go to girls' for beta duty. All remaining errors are my own, and if you spot something, email me in private, so I can clean it up.

Zelenka's Feast )
wickedwords: (eeyore oh dear)
Title: Patrick and the Flim-Flam Man
Author: Rachael Sabotini ([personal profile] wickedwords)
Fandom: I think this needs an explanation. It's based on A Dog's Breakfast, which included references to a tv show, Starcrossed. And as we know, many SciFi TV shows end up having conventions centered around them, and some of those are ones where the actors show up. So, this is a universe with some or all of those elements: A Dog's Breakfast, Starcrossed, Stargate Atlantis, Sci-Fi conventions, RPS, and maybe some meta.

But if the thought of that makes your head hurt, just call it an SGA AU, and everything will be fine.

Other info: Patrick/John | PG-13 | 6450 words
Summary: Patrick was a free spirit, a rebel who liked to sort his fruit loops by color, while John was the stunt coordinator of Starcrossed, a late night sci-fi soap opera.

A/N: Thanks to blueraccoon, pouncer, Nicole V, elynross and Michelle Christian for the betas. It took a whole team to bring this one together, and all remaining mistakes are my own. This was written for Sidrin in yuletide 2008, and I am so sorry it took me so long to post.

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Patrick and the Flim-Flam Man )
wickedwords: (vid tv by sherrold)
Vid: Is She Really Going Out With him (click to download)
Vidded by: [livejournal.com profile] sherrold and [livejournal.com profile] wickedwords for Escapade 2009
Summary: No, seriously. Is she really going out with him?
Fandom SGA
Format: XVid

Tons of thanks to our betas, with special thanks to both [livejournal.com profile] gwyn_r and [livejournal.com profile] kassrachel. This is a short vid, and not subtle. (So not subtle). When TPTB slam you with a meta-story, really, what can you do?

This vid is now up on our imeem site, and embedded under the cut. There are some hiccups when streaming it (as usual), but the xvid format is better than most: here )

You can download a few other old MC vids as well as the clucking belles vids via Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.

Vid: PSA

Apr. 27th, 2009 09:12 pm
wickedwords: (vid tv by sherrold)
Vid: PSA (click to download)
Vidded by: [livejournal.com profile] sherrold and [livejournal.com profile] wickedwords for Escapade 2009
Summary: He-Man and She-Ra are very concerned about John.
Fandom SGA
Format: XVid

Tons of thanks to our betas, the cannibals. Like most of our recent vids, it's short, funny, with just a hint of meta. At 30 seconds, it's the shortest vid I think we've ever done.

This vid is now up on our imeem site, and embedded under the cut. There are some hiccups when streaming it, but it is watchable here )

You can download a few other old MC vids as well as the clucking belles vids via Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.
wickedwords: (vid tv by sherrold)
The winners were announced for the 2008 Stargate Music Awards, and Sandy and I were lucky enough to place second for both of the Stargate vids we made this year:

Rasputin placed second in SG-1 Humor

Why Walk When You Can Fly placed second in the SGA Team Category.

This is awesome and wonderful, and thank you to everyone who voted for us. What a great way to end 2008.
wickedwords: (Default)
A couple of hints on my yuletide and SGA santa stories, for those that want to play.

1) One of my stories was just over minimum, and the other two were both of a middling length. I wrote no long stores, or stories of more than one part.

2) There is limited angst in any of the stories, and none of them had a major emphasis on Hurt. All of them had at least some element of humor in them, though they were no necessarily humorous stories. At least one story might be called crack.

3) All of my stories are midlist, and one has never been recc'd.

4) Some people on my friends list have read each of my stories.

5) I wrote no book fandoms at yuletide this year.
wickedwords: (John OT4 naptime)
So, [livejournal.com profile] smallbeer tagged me on this, and so I thought it would be fun to play along. The rules are simple: Name 7 things you love about SGA and/or SGA fandom. That's it. No more, no less Let's kick back and enjoy the love.


1. The Team: They have to be my first, my one, and my always. I love Rodney's bluster and vulnerability; John's stoicism and his dry-yet geeky sense of humor; Teyla's warmth and her ability to seriously kick ass; and Ronon's deadpan responses to all the craziness about him. They are fun and sincere, and they seem to care deeply about each other, even if they aren't always written that way. The team--and the actors portraying them--really make the show for me.

2. The Secondary Characters: Oh. My. God. How rich we are with secondary characters, from reoccurring characters like Radek Zelenka and Evan Lorne to people that fandom has pretty much created, like Miko and Parrish. No body goes to waste in our fandom. We write epics and histories of the most minor characters, populating their lives with all sorts of interesting events. There are stories about the common people of Stargate: Atlantis, like the chef in charge of the kitchens, as well as ones about the main team. We've made SGA a world populated by a lot of different people, and all of them have lives outside of the show or any other story being written. Everyone can be a hero if you look at it right.

3. We have rich alien cultures, even when all we are given on the show is pretty much standard medieval villager. We have steampunk cultures, and futurist cultures, and a few non-human ones. As a fandom, we have created a vibrant universe together.

4. Plus the visual art is amazing! [livejournal.com profile] painted_spires alone is amazing, let alone the works of all the individual artists. I am constantly amazed at what scrolls casually across my flist, from vids to other visual arts, like graphic novels, photomanips, and chibis.

5. As a whole, the fandom is crafty, and some days I get to see amazing things like puddlejumpers made out of cake.

6. I loved Teyla's job as the John Sheppard Emotion Interpreter, even though that makes her sound like Lieutenant Tawny Madison from Galaxy Quest. There is an AU out there somewhere with John as the ship's AI, and Teyla explaining all of that bizarre emotional stuff that goes on.

7. Which leads me to [livejournal.com profile] face_of_joe I love his constant mugging, and the change to read all the captions. Joe is a deeply funny guy.
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Son and spouse got the orange box for Christmas, which means that there's been a lot of Portal playing in our household as we waited for the snows to melt. Things are finally to the point where we don't need the 4-wheel drive on the truck to get out of our driveway, which means, of course, that now we must go visit the relatives that we couldn't visit during the height of the snowpocolypse.

I think being snow bound has been bad for my weight management program, as I made many, many, many baked goods over the holiday, and come January, I will need to start working out and watching my weight again. (Like oh, so many others.) Is there a fandom-related weight watcher-thing online that I should join? Or should I just bug people like I do with my daily writing posts?

Speaking of daily writing, I'm going to get back to that in Jan. too. I have two SGA novels that need completed/revised, and there's no reason not to do them anymore. Oh, I know the fandom is having a terrible time of it, but there are only two episodes left to go; even if they pull the conceptual equivalent of a Blake's 7 on the show, we can make rainbows and unicorns from it, I'm sure. We're going to end up with a much smaller fandom, but that was always in the cards; at the gut level, I think three to five years is a pretty standard fannish lifespan, and we have most certainly hit that. We'll be left with mostly die hards by summer.

Hmmm. We really do need a 'things I love about my fandom' meme.
wickedwords: (yuletide stockings)
The [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa stories have all been posted, and the [livejournal.com profile] yuletide archive is open again, so it's time to play "guess the story." I wrote one story for SGA, and I wrote two Yuletide stories; only one of the fandoms and relationships is completely new to me. If you make a guess, give me a fandom and prompt and I will respond with a few lines of fiction; If I am lucky, it might even make drabble length.

If you do guess one of the stories I have written, I will write you a ficlet (story of around 500 words) in either SGA or a yuletide fandom that I am familiar with, if one is desired. A rant/opinion piece may be substituted at any time if you'd prefer. Guesses need to be in before the reveal on Jan 1st, so you have plenty of time to make a selection.

You can also add your entry to the official guessing post as well.

Comments are screened. (I think.)
wickedwords: (Cthulu XMas)
Author: Rachael Sabotini ([livejournal.com profile] wickedwords)
Other Info: A series of three interconnected vignettes:
  • Timing: Chuck
  • Temerity: Lorne/Zelenka
  • Tupperware: John&Rodney
    Summary: A Day on Atlantis

    A/N: This wasn't exactly what I started out to write. Initially, this was supposed to be 5 different drabbles, posted at the end of summer, but instead all the prompts were merged into a single set of three snapshot vignettes. As a whole, this got a lot longer than I expected, and I had to take liberties with some of the prompts. So much thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wordwitch, [livejournal.com profile] gblvr, [livejournal.com profile] indybaggins, [livejournal.com profile] wyomingnot, and [livejournal.com profile] losyarc for their suggestions, and I hope you enjoy this. Sorry I was so late getting it done. Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sherrold for her beta help. Full prompts are listed here.

    Timing, Temerity, and Tupperware  )
  • wickedwords: (vid tv by sherrold)
    Vid: Why Walk When You Can Fly (click to download)
    Vidded by: [livejournal.com profile] sherrold and [livejournal.com profile] wickedwords for Vividcon 2008
    Summary: Friendship. Family. Team. Space. Possibly Slash.
    Fandom SGA
    Format: WMV

    Tons of thanks to [livejournal.com profile] elynross and [livejournal.com profile] kassrachel for beta work

    This vid is now up on our imeem site, but it has some burbles, and embedded under the cut here )

    You can download a few other old MC vids as well as the clucking belles vids via Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

    Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.
    wickedwords: (john rodney hurt/comfort)
    Title: Beast of Burden (link goes to mcshep_match community)
    Author: Rachael Sabotini ([livejournal.com profile] wickedwords)
    Other info: McKay/Sheppard | PG-13 | 4280 words
    Summary: Rodney was reeducated, given a good job far from the capital city.

    A/N: I know I am late to the reveal again, but I wrote "Beast of Burden" for 2008's [livejournal.com profile] mcshep_match. I love the challenge--I think I do some of my best work with fixed prompts and formats--and I really like the way the story turned out. It wasn't what I had started with, as my first idea was to do a John POV, but that story would have fit better with the home team, so I had to revamp things to make it fit with being on the "away team".

    Along the way, I picked up inspiration from three different songs:

    Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"
    Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge"
    U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name"

    You can probably pick out which song I was listening to as you read along.

    Thanks to the team of [livejournal.com profile] sherrold, [livejournal.com profile] blueraccoon, [livejournal.com profile] quasar273 and [livejournal.com profile] ldyanne for beta duty. All remaining typos and plot holes are my own.

    ***

    Beast of Burden )
    wickedwords: (john rodney hurt/comfort)
    I'm a little late to the reveal, but here's the story I wrote for this year's remix.

    Title: Two Bite Truth (Bell's Theorem remix) (link goes to remix community)
    Author: Rachael Sabotini ([livejournal.com profile] wickedwords)
    Other info: McKay/Sheppard | PG-13 | 1250 words
    Summary: Back on earth, John's pretty broken, but Rodney's glad he's alive.

    A/N: This is a remix of About a Scientist by [livejournal.com profile] celli as part of the 2008 [livejournal.com profile] remixredux08 challenge. Thank you so much to [livejournal.com profile] sherrold and [livejournal.com profile] elynross for their beta skills. All remaining typos are my own.

    ***

    Two Bite Truth (Bell's Theorem remix) )
    wickedwords: (lorne hotness)
    Title: Invisible
    Author: Rachael Sabotini ([livejournal.com profile] wickedwords)
    Other info: Lorne/Parrish | PG | 11000 words
    Spoilers through 'Irresistible'
    Summary: "If I can work with a botanist, you can synthesize an antidote."

    A/N: This was written for [livejournal.com profile] kensieg for the Sweet Charity auction in Jan 2008. I offered 2000 words, but, well, the story kind-of grew in the telling. Thank you so much to [livejournal.com profile] elynross, [livejournal.com profile] montanaharper and [livejournal.com profile] sherrold for their mad beta skills. All remaining typos are my own.

    ***

    Invisible part one )

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