December 14th, 2009

SGA Secret Santa

Fic: Gambling Man (McKay/Sheppard, R)

Title: Gambling Man
Author: tarlanx
Recipient: scarlettandblue
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Rating: R
Disclaimer: Not Mine!
Word Count: ~5300
Summary: Tag to Vegas.
Author's Note: For scarlettandblue who wanted lots of things but I chose... John and Rodney slash, any type, any place, any where, AU, Canon (hope you like Canon AU!), first time, angst. Special turn-ons for Xmas... handcuffed together a la 39 steps or Midnight Run

Merry Xmas, scarlettandblue!!

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Fic: Winterized (Gen, PG13)

Title: Winterized
Author: eviljr
Pairing: none
Rating: PG13
Recipient: dragojustine
Spoilers: up through season two, takes place early season two
Summary: Rodney releases an Ancient experiment, and it gets a little chilly.
Prompt: Plotty, fun fic. Rodney/Radek snark (I kept it gen).
Author's Note: I tried to work in all the angles I could from the generous prompt. Hope it's a shiny attempt.

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Fic: Shared Christmas (McKay/Sheppard, PG)

Title: Shared Christmas
Author: rabidfan
Recipient: solvent90
Rating: PG
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Disclaimer: Not mine
Word Count: ~3,500
Author's Note: solvent90 requested McShep. Merry Christmas, and I hope this meets your expectations.

Summary: Sheppard is having trouble adjusting to life without Atlantis; Rodney's having trouble adjusting to life without Sheppard.

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Fic: Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (McKay/Keller, PG13)

Title: Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Author: sholio
Recipient: argosy
Pairing: McKay/Keller
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 33,000 *koff*
Warning: Contains some relatively mild horror-movie-esque imagery and creepiness
Spoilers: Set post-Enemy at the Gate, potential spoilers for all aired episodes.
Disclaimer: Not mine, do not own.
Author's Notes: Thank you to astridv for the excellent (and fast!) beta.

Summary: John is dealing with his teammates' love lives just like any other emotional issue: by ignoring the situation and hoping it goes away. But when a mission gone wrong traps John, Rodney and Jennifer a thousand feet beneath New Lantea's ocean -- injured and out of touch with Atlantis, with the clock running down and a mysterious enemy in pursuit -- they're either going to have to work out their differences ... or die trying.

( Devil and the Deep Blue Sea )
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Fic: It Was Never Meant To Be This Way - Part 1 of 2 (Emmagan/McKay UST, 15)

Title: It Was Never Meant To Be This Way
Author: x_varda_x
Recipient: silver_galaxy
Pairing: Rodney and Teyla, gen, but with large amounts of het UST
Rating: 15 (T)
Disclaimer: "Stargate" and all related characters are the property of MGM Television Entertainment.
Summary: Teyla is being targeted and Rodney's just trying to help. But he always ends up being the one on the receiving end. Who's doing it? And, more importantly, why do they keep on hurting Rodney? Hurt/comfort/angst/friendship. Set towards the end of Season 2.

Author's Note: Word count for the whole fic is ~20,000. Have fun reading!

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( It Was Never Meant To Be This Way - Part Two )
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Fic: It Was Never Meant To Be This Way - Part 2 of 2 (Emmagan/McKay UST, 15)

Title: It Was Never Meant To Be This Way
Author: x_varda_x
Recipient: silver_galaxy
Pairing: Rodney and Teyla, gen, but with large amounts of het UST
Rating: 15 (T)
Disclaimer: "Stargate" and all related characters are the property of MGM Television Entertainment.
Summary: Teyla is being targeted and Rodney's just trying to help. But he always ends up being the one on the receiving end. Who's doing it? And, more importantly, why do they keep on hurting Rodney? Hurt/comfort/angst/friendship. Set towards the end of Season 2.

Author's Note: Word count for the whole fic is ~20,000. Have fun reading!

( It Was Never Meant To Be This Way - Part One )

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  • alyse

Pinch Hitter Needed

We need someone to write an action adventure fic, gen or any pairing, secondary characters welcomed.

If you think you can do this by the 18th at the very latest and would like to, please leave a comment below with your e-mail address. Thank you!

Comments are screened and I'll edit the post when we have someone.

One more coming after this one.


Got someone, thank you.
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Fic: Cars and History (turn to rust) (Sheppard/Weir, PG13)

Title: Cars and History (turn to rust)
Author: hihoplastic
Recipient: cassievalentine, who requested John/Elizabeth, friendship, romance, gen, hot lovin's.
Pairing: John/Elizabeth
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Author's Notes: So many thanks to tenacious_err for being an absolute saint, and anuna_81 for the constant encouragement and hand-holding. ♥ you both. Title from Cars and History by Strays Don't Sleep.
Summary: The symbolism isn't lost on him, that the first thing he sees (when he finally can) is her smile.

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  • alyse

And another pinch hitter needed

Gen or slash John and Rodney, with team (Teyla and Ronon) or without. Hurt comfort, action adventure, AUs and ARs all welcome.

Again, if you think you can do this before the 18th and would like to, please comment below with an e-mail address to contact you. Comments are screened and I'll edit the post when we have someone.

Thank you!


Got someone, thanks.
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Fic: Life's Undress Rehearsal (McKay/Sheppard, PG)

Title:Life's Undress Rehearsal
Author: maverick4oz
Recipient: breea1
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Not my galaxy or my sandbox. For fun, not profit.
Author's Notes: Thanks very much to my beta. She rocks. Title of the story taken from this quote:
Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe
Summary:Home is where the heart is.

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Fic: The Sacrificial Mage (McKay/Sheppard; Teyla/Kanaan; Weir/Zelenka, R)

ADMIN NOTE: Story removed at author's request and with recipient's agreement.

Title: The Sacrificial Mage
Author: taste_is_sweet
Recipient: lavvyan
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard; Teyla/Kanaan; background Weir/Zelenka
Rating: R
Word Count: About 65,000
Disclaimer: Nothing in the story to do with Stargate: Atlantis belongs to me. Some of the other stuff doesn't either.
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Author's Notes: I had the honor of writing for lavvyan, who wanted a long, plotty McShep fic with Pining!John, Oblivious! Or Aware! but Rejecting!Rodney (for a good reason), and lots of drama and angsting before the mandatory Happy Ending. She also wanted AUs (preferably Fairy Tale AUs), little to no sex, skin hunger, John or Rodney protecting the other, Team Coolness and Radek. Not necessarily in that order. I think I got 'em all. ;D

I can say with no word of a lie that I worked like hell for this. This story was a labor of love that ended up being a successful NaNoWriMo novel, and then longer besides. I had been excited about the challenge of writing a perfect story gift for a stranger anyway, and when it turned out my recipient wasn't so much of a stranger after all it just made it that much better. (There's a homage to you in here, Lavvyan, above and beyond the entire story itself).

I had a blast with this thing, and I can only hope that lavvyan enjoys reading it half as much as I enjoyed writing it for her.

Fun though this story was to write, I would never have finished it without the help and boundless enthusiasm of a bunch of wonderful people: The entire wrisomifu community with their tireless support and cheerleading; annieb1955, fish_echo and ribbon_purple because of their invaluable help with sorting out how this universe even worked and how I could make the Thing I Desperately Needed to Happen actually happen at all; and anna_bird and squeakyoflight, who were exactly the kind of beta readers I needed, and whose constant requests for the next chapter while the story was still in progress was the best kind of indication that I was doing okay.

Summary: Magic was a substance, like fire or water. It was abundant and incredibly powerful and could be manipulated with the correct application of knowledge and will. But if you didn't use it properly, you'd be immolated or drowned. Or worse: other people would be, and you'd be forced to watch it happening. That was why it terrified him to see the casual, unthinking way Teyla and Carson used magic, because he knew that someday they'd be forced to pay for what they'd taken. Every wizard would, sooner or later. It was the first thing mages ever learned, and Rodney had lived it.

Magic was a zero-sum game. If you didn't sacrifice as much as you were given, you would lose.


( The Sacrificial Mage )
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  • alyse

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

We currently have 80 81 assignments in, with another 29 28 either with extensions we know about or with pinch hitters. So thank you for that, and thank you as always to our marvellous pinch hitters.

Of course, the people who have yet to submit their stories, and our pinch hitters, need to write ::checks sums:: 6,138 words each.

Why? I hear you ask. Well, let me explain. At some point, moonlettuce and I were marvelling at prolific fic writing abilities of our participants. And the conversation went something like this:

moonlettuce: Wow. Do you think we'll hit a million words?
alyse: ... To the spreadsheet!

We're currently sitting at 822,000 832,500 words (using our best word counting in notetab and taking a little off for notes guestimate). And so far the average length of stories is around the 7,000 7600 word mark. So we have 29 28 stories outstanding, and 178,000 167,500 words to go to hit the one million mark.

Which works out at 6,138 5,982 [ETA: See? Someone's totally lowered the average for you already! *\o/*] words on average each for the remaining stories, less than the average length so far. Totally doable, people!

But, you know. No pressure ::g::

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(In all seriousness, the important thing is to have fun, fun, fun! And while it would be cool to hit 1,000,000 words for the exchange, there's always next year ::g::)