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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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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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