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Subject:I am in need of major assistance...
Time:07:41 pm
Okay, I've been invited to trib to, not one, but two zines for Mediawest next May.  And since I actually won a Fan Q Award from there this year (*VBG* and thanks to everyone who voted for Mad Science!) I feel compelled to, you know, write something somewhat decent. *G*  The good news is that there is a big gap between deadlines for submittal of first drafts so I'm pretty sure I can pull it off.  The bad news is that the first one for the Brotherhood Zine is due the middle of September and it just dawned on me today that I really should, probably, start thinking about what I'm going to write... like a month ago.  

So, here I am, and while I keep getting ideas from various prompts for short ficlets (and, honestly, a lot of slash), the gen/team 10,000 to 15,000 word stories that I like to write for zines... well, those ideas just aren't coming.  Koschka and I were bouncing ideas off each other today for the first one and while we came up with something I'm pretty sure I can work with, I'm not totally in love with the idea.  So, I'm throwing it out to you guys to give me ideas... a premise, a thought, a setting, I'll take anything you can give me and try to run with it.  As an added bonus, if I use your idea, I'll let you have a "beta" peek at the story before I submit it so you'll get a chance to read it before the zine premier in May of 2009.  Both stories must be gen and can be either team or centered around John and Rodney friendship.  Of course, you guys know what I like to write... h/c, maybe a little action, a dash of humor... so I'm opening up the field!
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water_soter
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Time:2008-08-07 03:38 am (UTC)
well, I always wanted to read a story about Rodney being paranoid that someone was out to get him but no one believes him, until something happens and then they do. It would kinda humor with lost of h/c involved.

I also always loved the idea that someone was after Rodney for his genies. I mean, there's got to be people out there (Genii, etc.) who know about Rodney and would love to have his brains of themselves.

Also, something weird going on but no one noticing, or rather, someone noticing while everyone else think they are the ones that are crazy.

*shrug* Don't know if any one of these is to your liking, but there it is. I can be more specific if you want. Just don't want to spoil anyone in case you do chose any of these.

Oh, wait, there's another one, this one would take place after Runner with Rodney dealing with how Sheppard was acting throughout that episode and dealing with Ronon.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-08-11 05:38 am (UTC)
I do love the paranoid bit. I've done a fic (Endless Impossibilities) where John was drugged and thought the team had turned against him. And one of my very first fics dealt with a rogue Genii going after Rodney and kidnapping John to get to him. But I do like the idea of Rodney convinced someone is after him and the others not taking it as seriously as they should. Hmmmmm. Definitely something to consider.
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water_soter
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Time:2008-08-11 06:43 am (UTC)
Consider, consider *drools happily* I've always wanted to read a story like that and to have an author of your caliber do it would be a dream!!! Er, but no pressure or anything.
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pansychubb
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Time:2008-08-07 05:08 am (UTC)
Oh, oh my - a chance to contribute to your fic-writing process? I - I'm so thrilled at the opportunity! Agh, now I've got to think of something REALLY good!!!

I'll send you an LJ message when I get my thoughts together. My plot bunnies tend to come with key spoilers for the stories, so on the chance that you would use the idea, it won't be spoiled for anyone skimming through these comments. :-)

I hope you find something you like! Good luck!

:-)
-Pansy Chubb (aka LilRicki)
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-08-11 05:40 am (UTC)
LOL! You've practically written that fic yourself! Just fill in a few bits of dialog and it's done. *G* It is actually a fun idea for a fic. I may not be able to use it for one of the zine fics but, if you like, I might be able to flesh it out for you in the near future.
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pansychubb
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Time:2008-08-11 02:17 pm (UTC)
Haha, thanks! Unfortunately, this is the stage at which nearly ALL of my fic ideas have stalled out. Lots of skeletal plot bunnies, no time/willpower/skill to flesh them out. :-(

If you really do want the idea for later, then go ahead. Otherwise, I'll file it back in my brain, in the "To Be Written" folder . . . hopefully . . . someday . . .

:-)
-Pansy Chubb (aka LilRicki)
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-08-13 02:16 am (UTC)
Then by all means, you should write it... you practically have already! *G*
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drschatten
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Time:2008-08-07 07:21 am (UTC)
First thing: I'm a huge Rodney-Whump-Fan, therefore all my ideas go in this direction :)))
The idea I have is about Rodney being head hunted off world but nor because of his genius but for being "Romeo". okay, the clue is it was not our Rodney but another person who is similar in looks or so. The team of course doesn't belive Rodney that he's on the wanted list because Romeo?????
But over time the tries of the bounty hunter get worse till disaster strikes and so on.......
Sorry that's all I came up with in a hurry.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-08-11 05:43 am (UTC)
When I first came up with the idea for the Don Juan McKay fic I wrote, I was playing around with this same sort of idea. I just loved the idea of someone accussing or mistaking Rodney as a Don Juan type. *G* And the bounty hunter idea is fun, too. Hmmmm, once again a great deal to ponder here.
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drschatten
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Time:2008-08-11 08:52 am (UTC)
Hi again,
I had another idea for a Rodney story but that has nothing to do with your assignment right now, it's more like a story I would kill to see written. so if you like the idea and have some time on your hands sometime later.....
I read Transcendental by astolat and since then I was fascinated by the idea of Rodney in charge of the expedition but more in the sense that he gets left behind by the rest of the senior team or at least the team. I had something in my mind like the team without Rodney is onboard of the Daedalus, Atlantis gets attack by ... and the only chance to survive is for the Daedalus to flee but not before they see Atlantis exploding (which is but a farce see first seasons and they had to fly to another planet or get stuck in space till they find another ZPM). Okay, so Rodney is the most senior officer in Atlantis and has to take over and has to raise Torren too! blablabla they encounter another gruesome enemy (I have something like the reavers in my mind) and after a few years finally they are able to make contact with earth again where the Stargate program was declassified in the meantime and everyone is a hero, celebrity.... and brings this "behavior" back to Atlantis where the rest of the expedition just had to fight for its survival all the years and gets a little bit pissed with the new folks. I also had the idea that Atlantis just declares itself independent what earth doesn't like at all.
Okay enough pimping, if you want to give it a try I would feel very honored but please only if you like it.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-08-13 02:22 am (UTC)
The idea of Atlantis faking their demise and being cut off from Earth has been done by.... mmmm, I think it was Auburn, only it was John on Atlantis and Rodney on Earth and it was slash. Man, I can't remember the name of the fic either, its a couple of years old, but it was beautifully written but dark and depressing (she writes beautifully but depresses the hell out of me. I also believe Cesperanza's fic Written by the Victors deals with an independent Atlantis (again slash). It was *hugely* popular but I so rarely get to read anything these days unless it's a little ficlet and this was novella length, I believe. So, both are great ideas but they've already been handled by some of the best writers in the fandom. *G*
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margec01
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Time:2008-08-08 12:28 am (UTC)
How about if in The Last Man, John was only sent 25-30 years in the future? Because of his loss, Atlantis has been abandoned. (Or not!--that could possibly work, too.)

Anyway, when John shows up, the Rodney who meets him is not hologram Rodney but REAL (aged) Rodney. (See that's how I keep it gen--otherwise I would SO want to go there.) With Lorne being the SGC General, it's possilbe he's back there by himself, or with a very small team.

With whatever danger and disaster ensue to whump John, this will be a REAL Rodney who comforts him/takes care of him/sits beside his bedside/whatever. And, since it's REAL Rodney, the snark and banter should be good, too. Along with Rodney's feelings to see Sheppard again after so many years. Also Rodney's crowing that he was RIGHT, that Sheppard is here, when everyone else thought he was lost. (Well, maybe not Radek.)

I guess what I most want is for Rodney to CATCH Sheppard when he falls down. Or at least touch his arm when he lays there unconcious for hours. The good thing about the science with the story is we know Rodney can do ANYTHING (g) so most of it can probably be handwaved--or made up.

Anyway, plot bunny, free for adoption!

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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-08-11 05:50 am (UTC)
When I first heard the spoilers for Last Man and that there was an aged Rodney talking to our John, my little slasher heart went straight to the idea that Rodney stayed behind on Atlantis waiting for the anomaly to send John to that point 30 years in the future. And once he got there, Rodney would be able to send him back to his younger self. Of course there was also all sort of ideas about them abandoning the city and Rodney was supposed to blow it but he didn't because he knew John would eventually come back so he flew it to another planet (hence the desert). Sigh... happy slasher thoughts that Rodney would sacrifice everything, spend 30 alone and wait for John to come back. So, every time I think about this sort of story line, I go slash. I just can't keep it gen.

And I totally agree, I so wanted them to be able to touch in that ep. I think that's why I wrote the little ficlet I did... Thanks for the Memories... and John talks about how Rodney couldn't touch him and he reaches out and grabs Rodney's arm at the end.
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margec01
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Time:2008-08-12 01:03 am (UTC)
every time I think about this sort of story line, I go slash. I just can't keep it gen.

LOL. Actually, that's my feeling, too. It's just that it could be gen in the future time, and then a slash sequel. (g) But, I know what you mean, the love would be there throughout the future story or otherwise it wouldn't have as much meaning when John gets home.

I like your idea about Rodney was supposed to blow up the city but he flew it away instead. It would have been neat if they did it that way.

The no-touching thing is my biggest peeve with the episode. I tried to find as many tags for TLM as possible to put it "right" at the end. Thanks for the Memories is one of my favorites. And gen even! (g)


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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-08-13 04:56 am (UTC)
The funny thing is that normally the slash hold more emotional punch for me, but for some reason,I thought that keeping Thanks for Memories as gen actually held more emotional umph! than it would have as slash. I think with it being gen, it showed how much of a hero Rodney was for all of Pegasus instead of personalizing the emotions for John alone if they had been in a relationship. I also really thing they put John front and center as the hero of that ep when in reality he was just the messenger and along for the ride. And I truly believe Rodney was the last man in that storyline and the real hero for finding a way to fix it and sacrificing so much to do it.... and then, in my mind, the next week they had sex. *G*
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(Anonymous)
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Time:2008-08-09 02:05 pm (UTC)
There can never be too many cut-off-from-earth stories -- earth falls, atlantis secedes, phase-shifted and stuck.

Maybe Rodney tries to build the Bad Idea from D.variations, accidentally moves the whole planet to a universe where the city had been destroyed and/or everyone died (so no entropic cascade worries)? Return of the Legend.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-08-11 05:54 am (UTC)
You know, when I write gen I have this thing that I have to fix everything and bring it back into canon or my head explodes. *G* Koschka claims this is my main neurosis that gen = canon and while I can play and bend it for the fic I'm writing, it always has to fall back into some acceptable canon timeline... unless I write AU and AU doesn't go over well in zines it seems. But if I could figure out a way to bring them back into canon and only be cut off temporarily, I could possibly use the premise because I did like that tension from Season One when they were cut off. Hmmmmmm.
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valiree
Subject:From Paris ...
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Time:2008-08-11 11:53 am (UTC)
Something about the ATA gene : we know that the Travellers People would like to kill to have someone with the ATA gene, no ? What if they could have someone who's got the ATA therapy to find a way to reproduce it ... And of course everyone in Atlantis would think the kidnapping of one Doctor McKay was tied to his big brain. And we could see how Teyla is good with techonology now, and well : TEAM to the rescue (with a very disapointed Sheppard : what ! He had thought to have such a special relationship with Larrin ...). Mad scientist ! McKaywhump ! Sheppardangts ! Teylabrain ! Ronon (God, I so Loooove your Rononvoice) !
Whatever you choose to write finally, I know it will be as good as always ! Go Liketherive !!!!
(Hum, no babelfish this time, I'm so proud of me LOL.)
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liketheriverrun
Subject:Re: From Paris ...
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Time:2008-08-13 05:01 am (UTC)
I actually started writing the first fic today and it involves people from another planet needing the ATA gene to fix things and Atlantis providing the gene therapy and of course it eventually backfires on them, even if unintentionally. And in the end, it's going to involve John and Rodney whumpage since they both have the gene! And I do like the idea of Teyla understanding the tech, so I may find a way to incorporate that into it a little bit, too.

You know, I hated the Travelers ep for so many reasons, namely the way John becomes and idiot around Larrin, but my biggest problem was that they didn't let his team come to the rescue. I love a good team rescue and they never seem to have that when John is the one who is captured. Grrrrr!
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valiree
Subject:Re: From Paris ...
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Time:2008-08-13 09:36 am (UTC)
Oooooh, does that mean that I will have a chance to have a little peek at your story ? Say yes, please, pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase !!!!! (I would send you chocolate too, the good one, belgium chocolate are the best, *G*)
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liketheriverrun
Subject:Re: From Paris ...
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Time:2008-10-03 03:40 am (UTC)
Hey, Val! I've sent you a few emails in response to the one you sent me and I haven't received any return, which makes me think hotmail freaked out and lost them somewhere. Have you received them?
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(Anonymous)
Subject:Laryn from Iowa
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Time:2008-08-12 12:00 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what you could do with this, though I bet it would be fun to read, but I've often wondered how they chose the original expedition members. At some point, Rodney or Carter has to have evaluated their work and invited the scientists to work for the expedition before springing Atlantis on them. Assuming they weren't already part of the SGC or Area 51, how did they convince Zelenka or Miko or Kavanagh? On the same token, Sheppard has to have bumped SOMEBODY on the expedition when Weir convinced him to come, since it's difficult to believe that the SGC would have sent a contingency with only one senior officer. Who got bumped and what was their reaction? It's really flashbacks at this point, but I thought it might spark something for you. :)
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liketheriverrun
Subject:Re: Laryn from Iowa
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Time:2008-08-13 05:06 am (UTC)
I actually love the idea of a fic involving delving into the person Sheppard bumped from the expedition. One of my favorite eps of SG1 is The Other Guys were they put those typically geeky scientist in the hero role...sort of. Zine fics usually want to focus on the main characters but the idea of a fic involving this other Major who was left behind is a great idea for a non zine story... maybe he came over on the Daedalus during the Wraith seige and thought, man oh man did I ever dodge a bullet... maybe he's jealous because he's still a major and Sheppard is promoted because he went to Atlantis. Maybe it was Lorne! The possibilities are endless!
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laryn69
Subject:Re: Laryn from Iowa
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Time:2008-08-14 04:11 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like the idea and cannot wait to see what you do with it. Drop me a note if you'd like to exchange a few ideas, this one has been bopping around inside my brain for quite some time.

Laryn
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