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Subject:Announcing a new SGA fanfic community
Time:03:08 pm

I've started a new fanfic community

sga_details_fic .  



I'm hoping everyone here will go and join and contribute in one way or another.  Posting won't open until July 11 after the U.S. Season 5 premiere, but you can join now and get even more excited for Search and Rescue.  Here's a brief summary of the community's purpose:

Have you ever wondered why Rodney’s first name is Meredith?  Or exactly how John learned Rodney’s computer password in the first place?  Then this is the community for you.  We believe the fic really is in the details and challenge all SGA fanfic writers to prove just that.   The concept is pretty simple:

 

1) Watch an SGA episode (I know, I know, rough assignment but you’ll muddle through somehow).
2) Find some small detail that comes out about a character or the city or anything really.
3) Use that as the inspiration/focal point of a fic.
4) Post that glorious creation here for all to read and enjoy.

That’s it!  It can be any length, any genre, anything you want as long as it’s based on a small detail in an ep, and the smaller the better.  For example, you might write a 10,000 word backstory on Rodney being lost in the mall as a kid from Miller’s Crossing, or maybe a slashy ficlet on John finding a sweater in his and Rodney’s closet twenty years in the future and realize it was just like the one the hologram had been wearing in The Last Man, or maybe that 500 page tome Rodney wrote about Elizabeth in Toa of Rodney was what finally made Liz realize she couldn’t live without him, or maybe you just want a nice teamy missing scene of Ronon watching Jaws for the first time like he referenced in Quarantine. 

Gen, slash, het… backstory, futurefic, canon, AU, tags, missing scenes… drabbles to novels… whatever floats your boat (and speaking of boats, was the one Rodney dreamed about in Doppelganger maybe just like the one his grandfather had when he was a kid?)  Your options are almost as endless as the details that come out in the episodes, although we do have few rules for posting.  More details are available at the community and thanks to

kodiak_bear for agreeing to help admin the site.

 

 Hope to see you there and please spread the word!

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melagan
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Time:2008-06-27 10:51 pm (UTC)
Hee, well that didn't take me long to get my dirty fingerprints allll over it. Must have been the ah 'challenging' assignment
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-06-27 11:32 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm thrilled you signed on! It was actually a challenge I had set for myself this season and then decided that this would be a fun community to see what others could come up with, too. So I hope to see lots of posts from you.
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margec01
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Time:2008-06-28 01:13 am (UTC)
These are EXACTLY the kinds of stories that got me reading fanfiction back in the Jurassic era. I LOVE stories where we explain those little tidbits of info that the writers drop like breadcrumbs on the trail.

Great idea for a community! I joined right up and am looking forward to reading. Someday I might even write something, since the three fanfics I've written (in the past 20 years) were of this type.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-06-28 01:33 am (UTC)
Well, then let others know about us so we'll have lots of people contributing! I adore adding explinations for those little tidbits into fics and have one or two based on them, and they had soooo many in Season 4... I'm just hoping we'll have the same this season.

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from_the_corner
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Time:2008-06-28 08:17 am (UTC)
I love the idea!
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-06-29 02:33 am (UTC)
Thanks! Glad to see you signed up, too!
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neevebrody
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Time:2008-06-28 03:16 pm (UTC)
This is a wonderful idea. I actually did something very similar for my mini_nanowrimo project last November. I wrote a fic every day for the 30 days based around the theme of John and Rodney's growing relationship. I used very small details from the eps, a look, a tone of voice, to tell the story. It will be so much fun to see what people will pick up on and where they'll go with it. You're right, the opportunities are almost endless.

Thanks!
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equusentric
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Time:2008-06-28 03:50 pm (UTC)
Unauthorized Addendum: AND THEY WERE AWESOME STORIES!
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-06-29 02:35 am (UTC)
I love those little details in the eps and working them into fics and had decided to try this challenge for myself then decided it would be fun to see how others interpreted them,as well. I look forward to seeing what you can come up with for season 5!
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bramble_rose
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Time:2008-06-29 03:09 am (UTC)
Hi! Sorry I'm late to the party, but was busy co-hosting a family reunion today!!! This sounds like a lot of fun :-)
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-06-29 03:01 pm (UTC)
LOL! I wouldn't consider a day after the posting late. Besides, I have family reunion duty in a few weeks with hubby's family all coming here, so I know exactly why you were busy. Glad to see you signed on!
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reulann
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Time:2008-07-07 10:39 pm (UTC)
Great idea, just skipped over and signed up, albeit somewhat belated. Looking forward to what people will come up with :D
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-07-09 02:43 am (UTC)
So glad to hear it! I'm actually going to put up a reminded in case anyone missed it. I can't believe it's almost time... squeeee!
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