Fic rec

Sep. 6th, 2007 06:29 pm
emony: (McShep (J/R))
Yes, I too spent yesterday reading [ profile] cesperanza's SGA fic Written by the Victors, and I too think it is the most awesome thing since awesome was invented.

SGA, 55,000 words, a few different pairings appear but it's mostly McShep.

My summary? The IOA remembers that Atlantis is a flying city and can be brought back to Earth - Sheppard says "no".

It's all kinds of awesome, told, in part, through academic-style political history book and journal article quotes, which is the most awesome thing ever. The relationships are pretty much secondary to the process of organising a new society in Atlantis, and although there are some things I'd quite like fleshed out, the relatively bare structure works very, very well.

My only quibble is about kitchens. Why, when people in fic move into their new, bigger, domestic quarters - which, for some reason, they hadn't noticed before, so had been living in tiny closet-sized rooms - why must they always have their own kitchens? They have a mess hall for large-scale social eating. I know we're probably all scarred by the experience of having eating in school cafeterias in our youth, but really, having your own kitchen doesn't necessarily = omg serious grown-up relationship! It is possible to live with someone without cooking them meals.

That's really not about this fic though. This fic is awesome, kitchen or no ;)

Fic rec!

Sep. 3rd, 2007 08:45 am
emony: (Jealous much? (J/R))
[ profile] rageprufrock's latest WiP offering, Lustrous, has eaten my soul!

I can't sleep for thinking about it. Perhaps I just have a weakness for girl!John, I'm not sure, but man I really love this fic. It's all so angsty and tragic - I love it! :D

I don't think I can do it justice in a description. There are four parts so far, probably not that many more (although she said three initially, so...), but it's really just such a fascinating concept. I love "When Universes Collide" stuff. Awesome.
emony: (Joe F (JF))
Speaking of things that are made of awesome, I read this fic last night, and I wanted to share.

FIC: Junk Cheap (SGA) Sheppard/McKay (R), by [ profile] devildoll

Summary: If you were thinking you'd love to read an AU where Rodney is a college professor and John owns a junk shop, this is the story for you.
Pairing: Sheppard/McKay
Rating: R
Spoilers: There's a small one for "Sunday" in here, but since this story is an AU, if you don't know what the spoiler is, you might not even realize it's a spoiler.

I saw this on the Newsletter last night, and figured I'd give it a go, as my default setting is to read *everything* (well, all right, everything that's McKay/Sheppard - I don't bother with the *het* or anything :P ). It was quite late, the rest of the newsletter's contents hadn't been anything to write home about (indeed, it was mostly the sort of stuff where I read one line, go "oh lord no", and hit the back button), but I figured hey, why not. Then I read the summary, which made me laugh.

This turned out to be the first time of many.

The basic premise is that Sam Carter, University Professor, gets hit by a car one day and has to take a few months off from teaching. Rodney is brought in to take over her classes for a semester, and the University fix him up with an apartment for the duration of his stay. A crummy, crumbling place in a building full of "senior citizens" who want him to carry their shopping up flights of stairs, etc. John is his downstairs neighbour, and the only other person in the building under 65.

Awesomeness ensues.

It's not plot-driven, but there is a little bit of underlying plot, and the characterisation and dialogue were absolutely spot on, imo. I went to bed last night (far later than intended) with a huge grin on my face after I finished it.

And in case my recommendation isn't enough to convince you, it so far has five pages worth of comments.

So, go, try it. You might just like it.

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