Let's see if this crossposting thing works...
ETA: Woot! It finally worked!
So, on to the next challenge. A new comm has been created (see below). This is for GEN stories (but not necessarily hurt/comfort stories). Go! Sign up now! Today is the last day. This is a terrific way to exercise those writing muscles. Prompts are given and the stories are very short.
ARTISTS - you are needed!! Sign up to create the wonderful banners used to celebrate the winners of each round. Pass this along to any other artists/writers you think would like to participate.
SGA LFWS GEN VERSION
Sign ups open for writers and artists at sga_lfws!
LFWS stands for Last Fic Writer Standing. If you’re familiar with the LIMS in many icon making comms you know what this is about, but if you’re not this is how it works:
The challenge is composed of rounds. On each round the participants will have to write a story following a general prompt. Participants have a week to write something, so the fics will be short. Usually drabbles or something of the sort. The stories will be submitted to the mods and will be posted anonymously. Then the stories are voted. The voters will select their favorite and least favorite story, and can give reasons for the votes (always with constructive criticism, bashing and voting for yourself are not allowed). After the round of votes, one winner for the round will be announced, and one writer will be eliminated and not continue to the next round. No need to be afraid about not continuing, it is a natural part of the process. This will continue for as many rounds as necessary, until there is only one writer standing, which will be selected the Last Fic Writer Standing.
Why bring this up?
Tonight's CSI (Vegas) was about a murder at a scifi convention. An executive producer had reimagined a beloved scifi show from the 60s (a thinly veiled Star Trek). He debuts his redux at the convention - a dark, gritty, depressing version of it. The crowd is stunned into silence.
Until one man shouts, "You suck!"
Who was the man? None other than Ronald Moore! It was perfect!
We'd all like to have a John Sheppard, wouldn't we? Someone we can count on to be there for us no matter what, someone who'd die for us if necessary. Well, good news! There is One.
( A True Story of Triumph )
I have survived the past two rounds of sgahcchallenges' Last Fic Writer Standing. Here are my entries...
Title: Rendezvous with Destiny
Word Count: 800
A/N: Prompt: Backstory (before S1) for any team member. Thanks to highonstargate for the lovely banner. Click on it to go to the fic.
Title: The Stranger
Characters: Dave, Team
Word Count: 900
Spoilers: Vague for Enemy at the Gate
A/N: Prompt: Tell a story in first person by a lesser used character.
Be sure to head over there Friday to read and vote for Round 14. Only 3 authors left!
A couple of weeks ago, I was notified as "ruffles" that I had been nominated for the SG Fan Awards. I was blown away. I always thought those actors who said it was an honor to be nominated were full of crap. Now I know differently. Anyway, I logged in under the id and password and found one of my stories - Time to Heal - had been nominated. I was floored, awed, humbled, and a little shocked that it was a het story since I can count on one hand the number of het stories I'd written. I am truly thankful to whomever nominated that fic.
So imagine my surprise today when I had a message telling me I hadn't placed my fics yet. Under wildcat88. Aha! That double pseudonym rears its ugly head. Hee! I logged in under that id and found seven (SEVEN!) other fics had been nominated.
I am simply speechless. Again, if you nominated me, I am humbled beyond belief that you considered my story good enough for an award. I have happily placed my nominations. Thank you so very much. You guys rock!
Nominated fics are:
A Matter of the Heart
Shield of Protection
How to Lose Your Mind in Seven Days
Until Under a Better Sky
Token of Appreciation
The Bite of Delusion
Characters: John, Ronon, Teyla, Rodney, Jennifer, Carson, Woolsey, Radek, OCs
Spoilers: Through The Prodigal
Word Count: ~16,400
Summary: After a prison sentence and an experiment rip John's memories from him, his team must help him find himself again.
A/N: Written for a fic exchange with kriadydragon who wanted an aftermath fic with a very abused Shep, preferably him rescued from a vicious prison or slave camp, either skittish or having bad nightmares, and his team helping him overcome it. Sorry it took so long!! I hope you like my interpretation of the prompt. Many thanks to kristen999 for the beta and to writerjc and wild_force71 for the encouragement. All faults mine.
( To Face What Comes )
So far, I went to a black-tie New Year's Eve ball, flew over 20 hours on a plane by myself to visit friends in Kenya, attended my very first SGA Con (something I NEVER thought I'd do), and signed up for online dating (the jury's still out on this one). And one of my fics, A Time to Heal, was nominated for the SG Awards. (A big thank you to whomever nominated me! I'm so honored!)
Today I walked to the grocery store. What's the big deal? you ask. Nothing, really. I'd just never done it before. We like our vehicles in my part of the world. Public transportation is almost nonexistent here in the suburbs. No one walks if they can help it. Almost everyone in Kenya does. It was...bizarre to see people streaming down both sides of the road just because that's how they get from Point A to Point B. So, today I walked to the store.
What did you do today?
Word Count: 700
A/N: Written for LFWS challenge on sgahcchallenges. Prompt: Team fic that shows friendship and support. Thanks to the massively awesome alyburns for the fabulous banner. If you wondering what in God's name is going on, click on the banner and find out.
Go vote! Spread the word. The more feedback, the better. Voting ends early morning March 14.
Link to Last Fic Writer Standing Round 11.