Saturday, December 27, 2008

Site Update 12/27/08

Yikes! It's been forever! So, here's the last site update of this year and wow is it a big one!

  • Stand Alone SGA Fic by Telesilla:

    An Old Earth Tradition -- John/Rodney/Ronon/Teyla -- rated G -- Little Elizabeth has had a bad day and so her two Earth dads share a tradition with her. A follow-up to This Bolder Life.

    The Festival of Giving Thanks -- John/Rodney -- rated PG -- "Why, on this night, do we give thanks together and not alone?"

    An Invitation You Can't Decline -- John/Rodney -- rated NC-17 -- Rodney wants John to have a perfect New Year's Eve. A follow-up to Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind.

    Little by Little to the Truth; or, A Narrative of the Atlantis Expedition -- John/Rodney -- rated R -- It's 1904 and Lady Elizabeth Weir, Dowager Countess Menlow and Head of the Atlantis Expedition, is the widow of an English noble; Colonel John Patrick Sheppard, US Army Reserve, is a Spanish-American War veteran who's also piloted airships and tested aeroplanes and motorcars, and Doctor Meredith R. McKay, smartest man in two galaxies, is the inventor of the first Patented Completely Portable Personal Computing Machine. And yet, things are strangely familiar.

    Say Goodnight and Go -- John/Rodney -- Rated NC-17 -- When Rodney is accidentally de-aged, he turns into quite the little tease, and really, is John just supposed to ignore that?

    Touch Me (Take Me To that Higher Place) -- John/Rodney -- rated NC-17 -- John has something new planned for Rodney.

    Until I Can Find Me -- gen -- rated G -- An episode tag for "Vegas." (contains spoilers)

  • Ventura Highway AU:

    A Very Gourmet Yule -- John/Rodney -- rated PG -- After a day on the slopes, Rodney and John need a lot of calories.

  • Thursday's Child AU:

    Toys for Boys -- rated R -- Rodney's the easiest guy to shop for, except when you want to surprise him.

  • A New SGA AU Series by Telesilla:

    The Lives, Thoughts and Deeds of Lt. Col. Meredith R. McKay and Dr. Jay Sheppard, Phd. Phd. -- Jay/Meredith -- overall rated NC-17 -- An AU in which Meredith R. McKay is a Colonel in the Canadian Forces, Dr. Jay Sheppard PhD. PhD. is the Head of Science and Research on Atlantis, and they've both been female since birth. Teylan Emmagen of Athos is male and Ronon Dex is still a guy.

    So, We're Okay (We're Fine) -- Jay/Meredith -- rated NC-17 -- Lt. Col McKay and Dr. Sheppard tumble into bed together.

    And the Winner Is.... -- Jay/Meredith -- rated PG-13 -- Jay and Meredith spar the day after the night before.

  • Stand Alone SGA RPF Fic by Telesilla:

    Just Another Tuesday Night at Joe's -- Joe/Jason -- rated NC-17 -- Joe catches Jason "relaxing" and decides to help.

  • Stand Alone SGA Fic by Darkrose and Telesilla:

    This Bolder Life -- John/Rodney/Ronon/Teyla -- rated NC-17 -- After a pair of newspaper reporters uncover the existence of the Stargate Program, the team, along with Rodney and Teyla's baby daughter Elizabeth, travel to Earth in order for John and Rodney to testify before the US Congress. However, not everyone in the world approves of the program, and as Team AR-1 fights bureaucrats and politicians to keep the program alive, a group of extremists take matters into their own hands.

  • DVD Style Commentary by Telesilla on the Bed of Flames stories:

    DVD Commentary on Naked Dreams that Go Unsaid

    DVD Commentary on Dirty Conscience In My Head
  • Monday, October 27, 2008

    Site Update 10/27/08

    Lately both Darkrose and I have been writing in a new shared universe. The Kept Verse is set at some nebulous point in the near future and features an America in which slavery is once again legal. We're both looking at how people manage to remain ethical and decent in a world that is neither.

    All of our fic in this universe is here.

    Thursday, August 21, 2008

    Site Update 08/21/08

    I'm doing some housekeeping and finding a lot of things I'd neglected to put on the site:

    Gone On It -- John/Rodney -- rated NC-17 -- aka "the slutty Rodney ficlet". by Telesilla

    Imagine Me Behind Your Eyes -- Daniel Jackson/Rodney -- rated NC-17 -- Rodney has both sex with Daniel and issues. (crossover with SG-1) by Telesilla

    Leave Me Here On Shaky Ground-- NC-17 -- John/Rodney/Ronon -- John's totally fed up with Rodney topping from below and Ronon's very willing to help him teach Rodney a lesson. by Telesilla

    The Moon and Stars Were Gifts You Gave -- John/Rodney -- rated NC-17 -- John and Rodney's first kiss. by Telesilla

    Putting Your Body -- Jack O'Neill/John -- rated NC-17 -- Like Rodney, John gets caught in the crossfire between Jack and Daniel. (crossover with SG-1) by Telesilla

    So Very Wrong (but so very good) -- John/Rodney -- rated NC-17 -- After the events of Doppelganger Rodney has new fantasy material. by Telesilla

    Travel the World and the Seven Seas -- John/Rodney -- NC-17 -- Rodney ties John up in order to do something truly wicked to him. by Telesilla

    Unfolding Right Before My Eyes -- John/Rodney -- rated PG-13 -- John's feelings about cuddling have come full circle. by Telesilla

    Viewer Discretion Advised -- John/Ronon, Rodney/Teyla -- rated NC-17 -- Rodney knows he shouldn't watch. by Telesilla

    We Could Do That, Sure -- John/Rodney -- rated PG-13 -- Rodney hates shopping with John. Part of the Ventura Highway AU, by Telesilla.

    You Do It -- John/Rodney -- rated NC-17 -- Rodney's up against the wall and John wants to see something. by Telesilla

    Sunday, July 27, 2008

    Site Update 07/27/08

    Just one tonight:

    The Vulgar Needs of Life -- John/Rodney -- rated PG -- Bathtubs are important to Rodney. Part of the Ventura Highway AU, by Telesilla.

    Tuesday, June 24, 2008

    Live Long N Marry

    Both Darkrose and I have offered up fan fiction for this auction because it's a cause that is quite dear to us. We'll be marrying in September and we'd like our marriage, and the marriages of anyone who wishes to be married, to be legal, even after November 4th.

    Darkrose's Offer.
    Telesilla's Offer.

    Saturday, June 21, 2008

    Site Update 06/21/08

    Three new fics and a bit of silliness:

    Breaking the Sound Barrier -- John/Rodney -- rated NC-17 -- John won't fuck face to face. By Telesilla

    Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind-- John/Rodney -- NC-17 -- John's amazingly macho, all things considered. By Telesilla

    Semester's End -- John/Rodney -- rated NC-17 -- Rodney's turned his grades in but can't relax. A new Ventura Highway story. By Telesilla

    And "I Can Have This" (aka that "Team gives John a gang bang" fic) by way of Wordle:

    Tuesday, June 17, 2008

    it's been 3.4 weeks since the last time my fandom showed its ass

    You know, it's bad enough that SGA has skeezy race issues where their two regular alien characters are played by actors of color. But the fact that the majority of the fans don't think that there's a problem is, frankly, part of the problem.

    This time it's the ever fascinating topic of Jason Momoa/Ronon Dex's hair. The story goes like this: when Jason got the part, the producers were a little iffy about his dreads. They went with them for a couple of years and then Jason got tired of trying to play a very physical character with six pounds of hair on his head. And really, who can blame him? So he got permission and cut his hair. A scene where Ronon cut off his dreads was written for an episode set early in the upcoming season and all was good. Oh sure, some fans complained, but Jason and the writers/producers where happy. Sadly, the SciFi channel was not and they axed the loss of the dreads to the tune of a few really painful days after Jason had them sewn back in and then, finally, a $10,000 wig.

    In a conversation--which has since been frozen--elsewhere today, more than one person said they were glad the dreads stayed because they made Ronon look more alien. Actually, the word "non-human" was used.

    I'm sorry, but what?!

    First, there is the plain and simple fact that dreadlocks are worn by a hell of a lot of people here on Earth and have been as long as...well, people have had hair, really. There's nothing alien or non-human about them.

    Secondly, Black people (and other people of color) wear dreadlocks, and like other natural Black hairstyles, it can be a controversial decision to make. People have gotten fired for having dreads--or braids or other "ethnic" hairstyles. And honestly, white people, when was the last time that the desire to wear your hair in a natural white person style was controversial?* So yeah, we're already talking about controversial hair here, hair associated with PoCs.

    Thirdly...oh God, I can't believe that in this day and age I or anyone else has to explain that calling something associated with PoCs "non-human" is offensive. But apparently, it needs to be said. Putting weird ears on people and doing funny things to their eyebrows makes them look non-human. Putting rubber prosthetics on people's foreheads or painting them blue makes them look non-human. Giving a person physical attributes that don't occur on Earth makes them look non-human. Giving them a HUMAN hairstyle does NOT make them look non-human. And when Black people have been called non-human and/or sub-human for centuries and are still being called that, then no, we shouldn't have to say "hey, that's kind of offensive."

    So if you really honestly think that Ronon's hair makes him look non-human, then I have two things to say to you. One: you need to look around and expand your definition of human to include people who have different hair than the white people around you. And two:


    *And yes, I know that maybe a few extreme cuts or very long hair on men can be problematical in the workplace, but the fact is that naturally styled white people hair is rarely controversial the way dreadlocks or braids are. This is a part of white privilege that a lot of us don't even think about.