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In the event that anyone (besides me) is interested in an all-in-one-place listing for my fics and vids, here it is. Stories are written from a Gen perspective. None of them are beyond a PG in rating. Stories are also available at AO3

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I completed one last import of posts and comments from LJ to Dreamwidth a few days ago. This morning I pressed the delete button for the LJ account. Everything that I had there should be here, so the records remain intact. All the same, it felt a little like losing an old friend. An old friend that I hadn't talked to in a couple of years, but still.

I'm going to try to check in here more often and maybe look for and jump into a couple more communities that fit my interests. I miss the longer-form posting and commenting that this sort of place allows. (Facebook just isn't the same.) Yet I'm not sure if I can reacquire the skills and habit.

Time will tell.
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In the event that anyone (besides me) is interested in an all-in-one-place listing for my fics and vids, here it is. Stories are written from a Gen perspective. None of them are beyond a PG in rating.

stories )

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vid links )
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Everyone once in awhile, I'll read an old story that I wrote and think "hey, I like this one." That's kinda nice. Certainly better than "what was I thinking?"

Thanks for the rec [livejournal.com profile] sg_fignewton!
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1. One of the nice things about the puppy reaching the ripe old age of six is that even though in a lot of ways he's still a puppy at heart, he's settled enough to agree with me that when it's cold, cold, cold limiting the walk to just one block is just dandy. And we can get home and he's not climbing the walls because we only took a one block walk. He's fine with curling up on the sofa next to me. yay

2. Anyone who's still doing the sg1 (gen) fic writing thing, here's a fun opportunity for you: On-world Alphabet Soup Check it out. These are always fun.

3. Christmas/holiday season was relaxing and pleasant. It was different, of course, since Dad's no longer here, but it was nice. For the last few years Mom and Dad--now only Mom--have given me a nice little check, among other things, for Christmas. I try not to count on that check, because of course they don't have to do that, but I really hoping that there would be a check this year. And there was. A substantial one. I'm not gonna lie. It was a huge relief to see it. It allows me to pay off a good portion of debt that I've acquired through an unfortunate combination of necessity and unrealistic decisions. It doesn't cover all of it, but it makes what remains much less daunting. *whew*

4. I took the week between Christmas and New Year's off for my annual Week of Sloth. This is the week that I specifically set aside for sleeping late, taking naps, eating food that's bad for me, and watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy. If it weren't for the whole having to take the dog out for walks, I'd also spend most of it in my pajamas. In other words, this is what I envision for my retirement years.
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Reading all of these [livejournal.com profile] sg1friendathon stories is putting me in the mood to pull out my Stargate dvds. I haven't watched them in a long time. I think it's about time to do something about that.

Seriously, the stories are really good. If you like gen Stargate fic, you should check them out.
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Title: One Chapter Closes
Author:: suzannemarie
Word Count: 2458
Rating: G
Spoilers: Set between season 8 and season 9
Prompt: 69. Jack and Cassie. the colonel consoles Cassie when the dog dies.

Summary:: The hardest part of having a pet is the inevitable goodbye at the end. When the day comes for Cassie and her dog, Jack is there for her.

Between the claiming of the prompt and the writing of the story, the colonel became the general.

Disclaimer: Stargate SG-1 and all of it’s characters, etc. are owned by people who are not me. People like MGM, SciFi, etc., etc. This story is just for fun. An homage, if you will.



One Chapter Closes )
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Title: One Chapter Closes
Author:: suzannemarie
Word Count: 2458
Rating: G
Spoilers: Set between season 8 and season 9
Prompt: 69. Jack and Cassie. the colonel consoles Cassie when the dog dies. (Written for the 2013 [livejournal.com profile] sg1friendathon)

Summary:: The hardest part of having a pet is the inevitable goodbye at the end. When the day comes for Cassie and her dog, Jack is there for her.

Between the claiming of the prompt and the writing of the story, the colonel became the general.

Disclaimer: Stargate SG-1 and all of it’s characters, etc. are owned by people who are not me. People like MGM, SciFi, etc., etc. This story is just for fun. An homage, if you will.



One Chapter Closes )
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1. Why is it so hard to come up with titles for my own stuff?

2. On the occasions that I reread some of my stuff, usually what I see is better choices for dialog and wording that I could have made. But every once in awhile I can put it aside. Yesterday I read one of my older stories and thought "hey, that's pretty good." That was kind of fun.
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I have some polishing yet to do, but I've actually more or less finished my fic for the sg1friendathon. I think I like it--though I suspect it won't be to everyone's taste.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. As usual part of the polishing will be taken up with coming with end that feels more like a conclusion and less like it just... kinda... stops. Still, once I got started it was fun to be writing something again.

Someday I may even get myself together enough to write up a real post. I check LJ every day, but every time I think about posting the words don't seem to be there.
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Revenge!

spoilers )

Mark Watches is doing the The West Wing and I'm getting a kick out of watching him watch episodes for the first time. It had been a while since I watched and it's kind of fun both remembering a) how rapid-fire and lively the dialog is, and b)watching someone experience it for the first time. He's also watching random episodes of Stargate SG-1 have been commissioned and that's been pretty fun too. Supernatural is in the queue for him start watching sometime down the road. I don't really have any interest in that show. From my experience of watching stuff from the sidelines, I can only hope that the Harry Potter and Buffy fandoms have adequately prepared him for dealing with some of the, er, qualities that some of the SPN fans bring to the experience.

thank you

Apr. 11th, 2013 11:41 am
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I'm sorry to cheat and not respond individually to comments, but thank you for the expressions of condolence. The well wishes are much appreciated and are indeed spirit-lifting.
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Soap was an undeniably, deliberately silly show. But even silly shows can have moving moments. This scene might be one of my all around favorite television scenes. After a heartbroken Jody is dumped, his older hospital roommate gives him an it gets better pep talk.

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In a fit of...something...I dusted off a long dormant 3/4 finished fic and decided to try to finish it. And here's the result:

Title: To Everything a Season
Author:: suzannemarie
Word Count: 15,832
Rating: G
Spoilers: Forever in a Day. Cannon death. A/U

Summary:: In an alternate universe very nearly identical to ours, the events of Forever in a Day happened in real time rather than in an instant..

Once upon a time, in the midst of a discussion thread for Forever in a Day, I lamented that I had to abandon as unworkable an elaborate theory that the events of that episode happened over the course of time rather than instantaneously. Someone suggested that it could be done as an alternate universe story. I thought that was a good idea and got started. A few years later I came across the unfinished story on my computer and decided it was time to give it an ending.

To Everything a Season (story posted in full at dreamwidth)
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Title: To Everything a Season
Author:: suzannemarie
Word Count: 15,832
Rating: G
Spoilers: Forever in a Day. Cannon death. A/U

Summary:: In an alternate universe very nearly identical to ours, the events of Forever in a Day happened in real time rather than in an instant..

Once upon a time, in the midst of a discussion thread for Forever in a Day, I lamented that I had to abandon as unworkable an elaborate theory that the events of that episode happened over the course of time rather than instantaneously. Someone suggested that it could be done as an alternate universe story. I thought that was a good idea and got started. A few years later I came across the unfinished story on my computer and decided it was time to give it an ending.

Disclaimer: Stargate SG-1 and all of it’s characters, etc. are owned by people who are not me. People like MGM, SciFi, etc., etc. This story is just for fun. An homage, if you will.

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to everything a season )
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1. I'm resurrecting a fic that I started couple or so years ago and never got finished. It is a lengthy tale. For the most part, I actually quite like what I've written. I think I'm remembering why I drifted away from finishing it. The last section is not easy to write. I know what I want to happen, and even have sentences composed in my head, but it's hard to do without it sliding into the ridiculous. I'm determined to soldier on, though, and if that section winds up being preposterous, so be it. It is kinda fun to be working on something like this again.

2. I watched Downton Abbey for the first time last night. Nothing like jumping into the middle of a series and making edumacated guesses on what's happened before based on what's happening now. I'm regarding it as an adventure. I assumed that I would like it, based on the people I know who like the show. I just never got around to watching it. I liked it very much indeed. I got a tip that the first two seasons are available from the local library. I guess I'll be locating my library card and making a trip to that fine institution soon.

3. I have daffodil shoots sprouting up to about two inches in my flower bed. I keep telling them that they'll be sorry, followed by "I told you so" every time it freezes. They're hardy little things though, I'm sure I'll see blooms. Crocuses are starting pop up too. Yay! I love crocuses.

4. Spring training starts in a week. We have faint glimmers of hope for contention in Kansas City this year. Not playoffs necessarily, but at least contention. It's an unaccustomed feeling to have optimism for the season and actual reason to feel those stirrings of optimism. Fingers crossed that the light at the end of tunnel won't turn out to be a train coming from the other direction.
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I think I spent a good portion of last year in a mild depression. There was stuff--especially work--that I wanted to care about, but somehow... couldn't. Everything just seemed really hard.

I don't want to make it sound more serious than it was. When I say mild, I mean quite mild. I'm prone to the blues on occasion, but they usually don't last more than a few days or a couple of weeks. This time it went for several months.

But for the last few weeks I've been feeling a lot better. I feel like I've got a much better handle on work things again. Although it is going to be a strange year. My boss is retiring. The Big Boss will also be retiring in a few months. He's already hired his replacement--who will start next week and then ascend to director status in the fall. Lots of changes in store. They'll probably be good, but, still a little anxiety inducing.

I also even cleaned the bathroom today. Well, cleaned up the top few layers of grime at least. You know how sometimes people say something is a mess and they really mean it's just kind of dirty? Yeah, that wasn't this. Things had reached a pretty mortifying state. Now, if only the house elves would tidy up the kitchen and clear up the rather overloaded coffee table in my living room. Baby steps.

Also, I pulled up an old 3/4 finished fic that I had abandoned a couple of years ago or so. It's actually not that bad, I don't think. It needs a good bit of polishing and, you know, an ending, but I just might have it in me to finish it up. Maybe even for Gen Fic Day.

The other ongoing battle/goal is to bring some semblance of order to my sleep/go to bed patterns. I have a feeling it would be a lot better for me if I'd stop falling asleep on the couch and then dragging myself up to bed at 3:00 am.

And, Spring Training starts in a week (I love baseball), and that means that spring is not so far away. The days are already noticeably longer. This always lifts my spirits.
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Way back in, June I think it was, with Dad already well ensconced at his care facility, my mom made the move from the house to a duplex (fully independent living) at the same place where my dad is. (Sorry, I know that sentence is horribly convoluted.)

In the process of figuring out what to keep and what to put into the estate sale, Mom decided to keep their wedding china and give up the china set that came from her parents. She asked me if I wanted it. While I didn't really need it--I have a neat set that I got from an aunt--I couldn't quite bear the thought of the set going into the sale. Too many memories are tied to those plates, cups, serving bowls, and whatnot. It's not a fancy-schmancy set, but I think it's very nice. So, since mid-June two big boxes have been sitting in the corner of my dining room. Today, with a day remaining in 2012, I've finally gotten around to unpacking and finding nooks and crannies to house it all. The boxes are stored away in the basement and the dining area looks a lot neater again. (Maybe someday I'll even get around to cleaning up the disaster areas that are the living room and bathrooms.)

I feel like I should host a Bronzer gathering or something just to get some use out of the dishes.

(Cross posted at DW, LJ, and Facebook. Apologies to any who are seeing this post in triplicate.)
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For a change of pace, something a little more light-hearted:

From mental floss: Fan Fiction subjects. Many (if not most) of the subjects may not be new to most of you, but it's still a pretty fun piece. And a couple of the story summaries are a little intriguing.

I wonder if the writers are thrilled, terrified, or a combination of both to have their stories highlighted by a site that has more than 200,000 twitter followers?

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