Podcast!

Jul. 1st, 2011 01:04 am
maychorian: (wee!Sam *glee*)
Last week, I recorded a podcast with my good friends Nick and Tim, and when I came back from a night of playing geeky games, I found that it's been posted!

Derailed Trains of Thought Episode 14

Their podcast, Derailed Trains of Thought, is all about stories, and they asked me to be a guest to talk about fandom. It was a really fun talk, extremely geeky. I talked about all my fandoms, but mostly Supernatural. The guys talked about Muppets and Lost and other stuff. Great fun. Give it a listen and let me know if you think I did it justice. I even read a little crossover commentfic at one point, if you want to check that out.

One thing I do want to clarify... At one point I said, in response to a question, that if you want to be a serious writer you have to be careful with fandom because of how involved in it you can get, to the point of neglecting your original work. I should have said "commercial writer," not "serious writer," because I know there are plenty of serious writers who don't want to write anything but fanfic, and there's nothing wrong with that. (I think I was pretty clear about that, in another part of the discussion.)

I've met so many truly fantastic writers through fandom, so many wonderful people, and I really wouldn't have it any other way. This interview was really off the cuff, just a talk between friends, and there are things I wish I could add and clarify, but I hope that my feelings of appreciation and love for fandom came across, anyway.

(And if any of you want to do some art of Kermit and a pirate captain and send it to them, that would be great. :D)

SO GLOATING

Jul. 1st, 2010 09:39 pm
maychorian: (GUH DEAN IS SO PRETTY AGH)
My birthday was fantastic. On Sunday I played D&D with my friends and ate raspberry jello cake. On Monday you guys gave me like a thousand amazing fics and that continued for a bit, and that night Jill and I made new characters for a RPG called Hollow Earth and John gave me a sky lantern and we watched it fly away to the sky and that was awesome and beautiful. And on Tuesday I got a kitten. So yeah. Awesome twenty-seventh anniversary of being born. And I am SO gloating about my amazing friends, because LOOK WHAT YOU GUYS DID FOR ME. ::points below::

Besides fics, [livejournal.com profile] just_ruth and [livejournal.com profile] oatmeal_queen gave me V-gifts and [livejournal.com profile] wynefred and [livejournal.com profile] half_vulcan gave me graphics. (Also [livejournal.com profile] davincis_girl down below, which you definitely should NOT miss.) And [livejournal.com profile] dotfic wrote me a fic called Center of Balance for one my prompts on the Team Free Will schmoop meme, and ohhhhh it's amazing. ♥ ♥ ♥

You guys, you guys, I have the most awesome friends ever and I am gloating my butt off. I highly recommend every single thing on this list. READ THEM. You won't be sorry. I mean, just look at those names! It's like a Who's Who of fantastic writers! My flist is the best and I am totally taking credit for gathering you awesome people around me. You make my life so much better.

Still amnesty on all the remaining prompts. Forever amnesty. I will never be sorry to see one of those turn up somewhere.

SORRY TO TAKE UP LOTS OF ROOM ON YOUR FLIST WITH THIS AWESOMENESS. THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR BEING AWESOME FRIENDS. I'M NOT GOING TO CUT IT.

Supernatural:

Raised from the Depths by [livejournal.com profile] authoressnebula Human!Castiel (grace drained, fallen, whatever) experiences almost drowning. Not fun!

Boys Gone Wild by [livejournal.com profile] haruslex Team Free Will goes hiking to find some sort of artifact or something lost in the woods. Sam and Dean hate camping, as we all know, but Castiel seems to like the trees or the rocks or something. It's weird. Castiel is weird. Nice, though.

The Very Mature Adventures of Cas and Ruby (The 4-inch Edition) by [livejournal.com profile] alocine_89 Crack! Castiel gets shrunk. Dean carries him around in his pocket. And he will never, ever admit that he kinda likes having a literal shoulder angel. (Bonus: It happens in S4 and Ruby gets shrunk, too, so Sam has a shoulder demon. And they slap fight.)

I...have no idea what this is. I'm up past my bedtime, okay by [livejournal.com profile] haruslex Castiel has had enough of these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking astral plane.

Boom Boom Fireworks by [livejournal.com profile] gleeker13 Bobby has a backyard cookout for his boys. ♥

Motherfucking Snakes on an Astral Plane Part 2 by [livejournal.com profile] maskedfangirl Castiel has had enough of these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking astral plane.

Do Like a Dog by [livejournal.com profile] trifletrot Weechester or Teenchester: Sam and Dean go swimming.

untitled by [livejournal.com profile] sinnerforhire When Dean gets suddenly sick or injured in the middle of a training exercise, drill-sergeant John remembers to be a dad.

As Companion to Four Fingers by [livejournal.com profile] roque_clasique Dean injures both of his thumbs and suddenly can't do a lot of things like open doors, do up buttons, hold a remote, and so on. At first he hates having to depend on Sam to do so much for him, but he eventually gets used to it.

To Forget the Din of the World by [livejournal.com profile] ratherastory Castiel meets Missouri sometime in S4. She's way too smart to get her eyes burned up, and she's not scared to smack him on the head and tell him he's being an idiot for not following his conscience.

Important Decisions by [livejournal.com profile] caffienekitty Jo and Ellen run into the boys on a hunt. Afterward, they unwind with movies and pizza in the motel.

The Stranger by [livejournal.com profile] the_spice One reason John was so willing to fall on his sword in 2.1 was because he'd met Castiel and he knew someone would be looking after his boys.

Hamster House by [livejournal.com profile] de_nugis Something with hamsters.

Sweet Tooth of the Lord by [livejournal.com profile] elsewhere_kels Jelly beans! Also Twizzlers.

bubblegumisebilrawr by [livejournal.com profile] mello_mcqueen John hates bubblegum. He hates it. From now on, that stuff is banned.

Taste the Rainbow by [livejournal.com profile] lassiterfics 2010-06-28 07:41 pm (local) (link) Select
God mojoed Cas up just a leeetle too much when He rezzed him, and now Castiel makes flowers and candy appear everywhere he walks. It's more annoying than nice.


Leverage:

Untitled by [livejournal.com profile] authoressnebula Five times Eliot protected Hardison.

Not-Quite-Chicken Soup For The Soul by [livejournal.com profile] alocine_89 By now they should all be used to the weird things Parker says and does, but somehow they aren't. And she is NOT a good cook and Hardison will NOT lie to spare her feelings.

5 x Hugs by [livejournal.com profile] mymuseandi Five times someone on the team got a hug.

Square Peg by [livejournal.com profile] faithburke Okay, so they're not a normal family. Nate knows that. But sometimes he feels uncomfortably like a dad.

Iron Man:

Untitled by [livejournal.com profile] limegreenjillo Shockingly, Tony notices for once that Pepper is having a hard day. He makes her a sandwich as only he can.

Prison Break:

A Gift From Above by [livejournal.com profile] tahirire Michael has a bit of a breakdown and his cellie helps him.

Stargate: SG-1:

This Hallmark SG-1 moment is brought to you by Ancient Tech by [livejournal.com profile] zoemathemata SG-1: Daniel and Sam get hit with some sort of alien technology that makes them overly emotional. Cue extreme discomfort from Teal'c and Jack and the Wonder Twins crying on each other's shoulders.

Star Wars:

untitled by [livejournal.com profile] whistler_wren Young Master Obi-Wan takes brand-new Padawan Anakin on an excursion into the city for an afternoon. Lots of new things to see and experience for a boy from Tatooine, and Coruscant is big and bustling and amazing and pretty tiring after just a few hours. Obi-Wan starts to believe maybe he can have a relationship with this strange boy from the desert.

Criminal Minds:

Nobody needs to know by [livejournal.com profile] faithburke Garcia writes fanfiction. She'll never tell.

Crossovers:

SPN/Psych Sam & Shawn, post-case unshenanigans, PG by [livejournal.com profile] lassiterfics ...So psychics are real, huh?

SPN/Glee Ghosts by [livejournal.com profile] limegreenjillo Mercedes and Kurt prove that they are quite a bit fiercer than a ghost. Sam and Dean...don't have that much to do, actually.

SPN/Doctor Who: Allons-y by [livejournal.com profile] bellatemple Dean and Donna both have spazzy companions who are ancient, knowledgeable, spiky-haired, and wear long trench coats. (They also both have self-esteem issues despite their complete awesomeness, poor woobies.) THEY SHOULD MEET SOMEHOW.

DEAN AND DONNA ART by [livejournal.com profile] davincis_girl for the same prompt! :D
maychorian: (Qui & Obi)
I really like MC Frontalot, and this is quite the adorable fan-made music video for one of his first songs. Plus, some convention love thrown in there. ♥


http://www.youtube.com/v/3WEoP2c74ro&hl
maychorian: (Teehee)
May the Fourth Be With You...Always.



This was one of the first pics I uploaded to my photobucket back in the days of dial-up. Yeah. I'm internet-old.

I have some more Obi-Wan in there, too...

And, yep, dusting off the old mood theme. I should use it more often.

ETA: AHAHAHAH, okay, I have to share these... Back in the day, right, I saved lots of pics of Obi-Wan and Ewan on my computer, because that's how you do. My cousin used to collect photos of Jonathan Brandis (Or was it Jonathan Taylor Thomas? Whatever. I didn't pay attention to that stuff.) and tape them all over her wall when we were pre-teens, so whatever, I did the same thing in college. HI LATE BLOOMER ME. But then my brother, Andrew, who is now in college himself (damn his eyes, younker with his life in front of him, mumble grumble), would go into my computer and make his own versions. At least he was smart enough to save them as separate files.

And then I uploaded them to photobucket, too.

may cause eyeball bleeding and fits of hysterics )

Fandom meme

May. 8th, 2009 02:12 pm
maychorian: (Tenth Doctor spaz hair)
I still haven't seen 4.21 and I probably won't get to until tomorrow, and I am exhausted and depressed and I won't be going home for awhile and, you know, all sorts of good stuff, so, well, here's a meme.

Comment to this entry and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. You must then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?


[livejournal.com profile] kalquessa gave me Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Numb3rs.

Interesting choices, my cheesy friend... )
maychorian: (wee!Sam *glee*)
Fandom: Supernatural, one SPN/SW
Title: Two H/C and Three Humor Ficlets
Author: Maychorian
Characters: John, Mary, Dean, Bobby, Sam, Castiel, Obi-Wan
Category: Gen, Hurt/Comfort, Humor, Crossover
Rating: Up to PG13/T
Spoilers: None
Summary: Various ficlets written for prompts: Dean vs. wasps, Bobby patches up an injured Dean, ribbons, werewolves, Star Wars crossover with Obi-Wan and Castiel.
Word Count: None more than 800 words or so. ~2500 total.
Disclaimer: Tragically, they continue to not belong to me. :(
Author’s Note: With thanks to [livejournal.com profile] tahirire, [livejournal.com profile] i_speak_tongue, [livejournal.com profile] bellatemple, [livejournal.com profile] fox1013, [livejournal.com profile] jadeblood, and [livejournal.com profile] lita_of_jupiter.

And Peach Pie for Dessert )

Fuel Stop )

That Time Again )

We Won't Be Home Till Morning )

You're an Angel of the...What? )
maychorian: (Jesus Saves)
Me: I just had something in my throat.
Gabe: But you sounded so evil.

(I had a little trouble clearing some phlegm out of my throat before I offered Jill some advice, and it came out sounding very menacing.)

Aaron: So, has an aura of fear descended on the DMV yet?

(We were in the middle of a rather complicated strategy that involved changing the title of a ship in the SW equivalent of the Department of Motor Vehicles, complete with a staged fight in the waiting room.)

And goodness, why can't I remember any more? We always make so many jokes and laugh so hard....

Also, John bought Josh a Star Wars GM screen as a kind of gift for GMing, and it had this marvelous collage of character art on it, and I asked for stuff on the table to be rearranged so I could stare at Han more easily. It made Josh very uncomfortable, because it looked like I was staring at him, but as I told him, he wasn't exposing bits of his chest, and was therefore a bit less magnifying to the female eye.

::sigh:: Oh, Han.....
maychorian: (SG/SW Xover!)
Fandom: Supernatural/Star Wars
Title: Jedi and Rogues
Author: Maychorian
Characters: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester
Category: Crossover, Gen, Drama
Rating: PG13/T (language)
Spoilers: None.
Summary: A butt-kicking Jedi apprentice and a badass planet-hopping ghosthunter walk into a bar...
Word Count: 1680
Disclaimer: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Dean and Obi-Wan still didn't belong to me.
Author’s Note: For [livejournal.com profile] chocochip_pie, who requested a follow-up to this ficlet.

Jedi and Rogues )
maychorian: (Teehee)
cut for extreme geekiness and bad puns )

Oh, and incidentally? Second day on anti-depressants, and this crap really works. I am impressed.
maychorian: (multipurpose fandom)
So, here are nine little ficlets requested by friends, and one just for me. They’re all short—mostly between one and five hundred words; the longest is 593 and the shortest is 119. None are rated above PG. Mostly they’re happy little fluff pieces, because I was in an awesome mood and wanted to share my joy. :) In the header for each is the fandom and characters, as well as the prompt word. I didn’t always succeed in following the prompt all that well, though. Not very well proofed, so if you spot a typo let me know. Most of these were written in fifteen minutes to a half hour, in the comment box, then posted immediately, like a good commentfic should be.

Jedi Apprentice: Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan; safe )

Star Wars: Jaina/Kyp Durron; puppy eyes )

Numb3rs: wee!Eppeses; carousel )

Dexter/Stargate SG-1: Dexter, Ba’al; meet )

Stargate SG-1: Sam, Teal’c; flying )

Star Wars/Supernatural: Obi-Wan, Dean; bar fights )

Supernatural/Stargate SG-1: Dean, Sam Carter; snarking )

Star Wars/Stargate SG-1: Jack, Qui-Gon; fishing )

Doctor Who/Stargate SG-1: Jack, The Doctor; authority )

Supernatural: Sam, Dean; rant )

Pic Meme

Nov. 4th, 2008 01:39 pm
maychorian: (Beauty)
1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.

I had a really hard time picking. I have lots of pretty pics in my photobucket, and I go gloat over them every once in a while. But here's some fanart that never fails to make me feel all warm and happy. Qui-Gon and baby Obi! Awww. Totally not!canon, but I don't care.

Photobucket


Ed: Holy cupcakes, that's huge! Gimme a second, I'll figure out how to make it littler.

Ed2: Okay, that's better. Here's a link to the big version, so you may roll around in the cuteness: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y153/maychorian/sleep.jpg.

And here's a link to the AU this comes from, in case you would like to explore the lovely fics. http://www.geocities.com/elementaryjedi/
maychorian: (Obi 13)
Repost time! I'm still riding a bit of a high from finishing "Corner of Your Eye," the first long fic I've finished in years. In fact, the last long fic I finished was this one. In 2005. Isn't that pathetic? I'm still proud of this one, too. It actually has, like, a plot and stuff. And character development. And it deals with some pretty weighty issues through my OCs. (No, I didn't make Obi-Wan the victim. I was tempted, though.) It also won a couple of awards over at theforce.net: Summer of '05 Before the Saga Best Drama and Best Child (Nibbi). The link below will take you to the story at my website, and you can come back here to leave a comment, if you want.

Fandom: Star Wars
Title: Candles Against the Sea
Author: Maychorian
Characters: Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, OCs
Category: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Gen
Timeframe: Pre-TPM; Obi-Wan is 13
Summary: It is several months after Melida/Daan. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon have been working to re-establish their bond. It’s been going well. Qui-Gon seems perfectly satisfied. But Obi-Wan is not....
Rating: PG-13 or T (violence, mature themes)
Spoilers: JA #1-#8
Warnings: Implied child abuse, both physical and sexual, themes of self-harm and depression
Word count: ~42,000
Disclaimer: Not mine, making no money, blah blih-blih blah. I’m just borrowing a couple of my favorite people from Uncle George. The others are mine—ask to borrow.

Candles Against the Sea
maychorian: (Qui & Obi)
Repost time! Here are two for the price of one. I wrote the second of these little one-shots first, actually, but they’re a matching set.

WARNING: Contains gen man cuddles. (As I said in a comment elsewhere, it's a curious addiction, but very strong. The Altoids of fic kinks.) Realistic or no? You tell me.

Fandom: Star Wars
Title: The Sun Shall Not Smite Thee
Author: Maychorian
Characters: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn
Category: Hurt/Comfort, Gen (Original notes: Angst/Drama . . . oh, who am I kidding. It’s pure unadulterated mush. That’s all it is.)
Rating: PG/K+ (imagery)
Timeframe: Pre-TPM, Jedi Apprentice era. Obi-Wan is 15 or so.
Spoilers: None
Summary: “It had taken the Jedi far too long to effect a rescue—over a week. By that time Obi-Wan was nearly delirious, on the edge of madness from loneliness and fear caused by his inability to touch the Force.” The mission to Glatier.
Word Count: 3786
Disclaimer: Crazily enough, I don’t own these people. So sad. I could really use a good masseuse, and someone to feed me chocolates while I read and write fanfic.
Author’s Note: We had a power outage the other night, which got me to thinking about poor Obi-Wan in “Nor the Moon by Night.” A reviewer asked me for a prequel to that vig, and I have to admit that I was quite willing to write one. So here it is.

The Sun Shall Not Smite Thee )

Fandom: Star Wars
Title: Nor the Moon by Night
Author: Maychorian
Characters: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn
Category: Hurt/Comfort, Gen
Rating: PG/K+ (imagery)
Timeframe: Pre-TPM, Jedi Apprentice era. Obi-Wan is 15 or so.
Spoilers: None
Summary: The night may pass, but sometimes it lingers, hiding out in deep shadows and waiting to pounce on the unwary. Once again Qui-Gon realizes this lesson, and tries to show Obi-Wan how to carry a light.
Word Count: 2704
Disclaimer: Mine mine mine! All mine! Not yours! . . . Whoops, there goes my crazy voice again. Pay no attention to that little fibber.
Author’s Note: I’m stealing bunnies. This was just one in a long list dianethx gave LuvEwan. It wouldn’t leave me alone. Blame the bunny for begging to be snitched. I’m sure LE’s version is quite different, and I’m very much looking forward to reading it. (And I hope she forgives me for writing this first.)

Nor the Moon by Night )
maychorian: (Wicked Kitty)
I am becoming very frustrated with the sticky keys on this laptop, so here is a reposted humor fic to cheer us up. Well, to cheer me up, mostly. It's old, but I still like it. Though I seemed overly fond of italics at that point in my writing career. And unnecessary adjectives and adverbs. And names in dialogue. And my weird form of ellipsis. I did not change a thing for this post, save to add a few more Os to the last word, just because.

Fandom: Star Wars
Title: Invasion of the Fluffballs
Author: Maychorian
Characters: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan
Category: Humor
Rating: G/K
Spoilers: None
Word Count: 1751
Timeframe: JA; Obi-Wan is in his middle teens, 15, 16, something like that
Summary: Obi-Wan is extremely irritated by a new Council edict. Qui-Gon offers a suggestion.
Author’s Note: Inspired by random discussion among some Jello-lovers. :D

Invasion of the Fluffballs )

Priorities

Aug. 25th, 2008 10:25 am
maychorian: (Obi 13)
I seem to be on an h/c kick right now, probably because I am feeling so lousy myself. So here is an old one of mine, one of the Qui and Obi fics I mentioned. It's interesting to look over this and see how much my writing style has changed in the intervening years. (This was first posted in '05.) My life, too. No more parents' basement and Honda Civic. Dang, I miss that car. It got awesome mileage. Poor Blue Raspberry.

Fandom: Star Wars/Jedi Apprentice Series
Title: Priorities
Author: Maychorian
Rating: G/K
Timeframe: JA (Obi-Wan is 14)
Category: Random Mush . . . er, Angst/Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Mace Windu
Spoilers: Minor ones for JA books.
Word Count: ~10,000
Summary: Qui-Gon takes on a big, important project, and is soon completely absorbed and stressed out. Obi-Wan, dealing with a problem of his own, has a very hard time catching his attention.
Author’s Notes: I needed to write something a bit fluffier between all the angst and drama. The plot’s been done, I’m sure—this is just my particular flavor.
Disclaimer: Yes, I own Star Wars, as evidenced by my million-dollar home and eight cars . . . which bear a striking resemblance to a room in my parents’ basement and an ’89 Honda Civic. Go figure.

Priorities )
maychorian: (Tenth Doctor spazz hair)
And here is my other entry in the "Obi dreams" challenge. I posted it under a sock over there, (Lundlemuffin), and never revealed myself. I thought I would use that for other nutty stuff and see how long it took for people to catch on that it was me, but I never did. So I guess this is me outing myself, too.

This fic requires no previous knowledge of Star Wars to enjoy it. It's also, well... you'll see.

Cheesy Nerf Surprise )
maychorian: (Obi & Ani)
This is one of my favorite SW one-shots, and I felt like posting it here. It's a simple little thing, and you only really need a little bit of familiarity with The Phantom Menace to enjoy it. Eventually I'll probably post all of my old fanfic on Livejournal, at least the ones I still like. It's nice to have everything in one place and sortable.

In other news, I'm working on "Familiar Strangers" again. Two new paragraphs so far, in Teal'c's POV, which I've never done before. So that's cool.

Also, there's a pineapple in the break room and I don't know why.

Fandom: Star Wars
Title: Too Far Inside
Author: Maychorian
Category: Vignette
Characters: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker
Rating: K+/PG (for imagery)
Word Count: 900+
Summary: Obi-Wan dreams.
Author’s Notes: For the “Obi dreams” challenge on the JC forums.
Disclaimer: Yeah, I own Obi . . . in my dreams. –sigh–

Too Far Inside )
maychorian: (SG/SW Xover!)
Until two days ago, this precise combination of words did not exist on teh intarwebs. Now it does.

http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0122.html

Boo-yah!

This is a very funny comic, by the way. It's Star Wars, as told through a roleplaying campaign. Based on the premise of DM of the Rings (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?cat=14), also a fantastic webcomic.

I'm all about spreading the weirdness.
maychorian: (not a good day)
I know I haven't posted forever, and I'm sorry. I'm still here, still writing, still alive. In the past couple of months I finally moved out of my parents' house and got my own place, so I've been very busy unpacking and organizing and all. Plus I don't have internet there. My work has also picked up, with both of my part-time jobs becoming progressively more stressful and energy-consuming. I'm busy, but mostly happy. And I'm still working on Familiar Strangers, and here's some proof!



The shiny white and black whorls of hyperspace elongated, stretched thin to the point that it seemed that the fabric of reality must tear at any moment, then snapped into the pinpoint stars and ethereal radiation of normal space-time. They were . . . they were . . . hmm. They were somewhere.

“Where are we, Carter?” Jack asked, glancing at his team.

Carter blinked, still gazing fixedly out the front windshield or porthole or whatever. “We’re . . . we’re . . .”

“We’re approaching a planet,” Daniel said.

The major nodded. “Yeah, that.”

As usual, Teal’c just stood there, disregarding the silly, uncultured Tau’ri. No doubt he had approached hundreds of planets from space. The cockpit was just a tad crowded with the six of them jammed in here (Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan were still in the ship’s lounge, the Padawan asleep, the Master not), but the team from the Milky Way wouldn’t have missed this for anything.

“This is Coruscant,” Nik’lai Hayde said, grinning affably up at them from his seat. Beside him, Lindle bounced irrepressibly in his own chair, occasionally stretching over the console (obviously not built for the use of a ten-year-old) to punch a button or adjust a lever. Each time Jack hoped that he wasn’t going to kill them all.

“It’s . . . pretty.”

It was all Jack could offer. On the dayside the planet glowed metallic in the sunlight, and on the nightside a billion lights twinkled and burned in golden rivers. Not really an Emerald City. More like a Ruby and Jet and Tiger’s Eye City. Oh, and a white-gray one, with all that metal, turned molten by sunshine. Moonstone City? Probably. All of ‘em together.

“Some say that the name ‘Coruscant’ comes from the Corusca gem,” Nik’lai said, “referring, I suppose, to the way light shines both on the gem and on the planet, and flares across it as across the multi-faceted planes of a well-cut jewel. But millennia ago the planet must have had a different name, for how could a pre-space culture have known that the entire planet glittered like a jewel? The older name has been lost, of course, perhaps before the Republic was founded, years and years and years ago, beyond the reach of even our most ancient histories.”

Daniel nodded thoughtfully, blue eyes gleaming deep with scholarly joy. The kid was right at home, here. “And in future millennia, perhaps it will have another name yet.”

But Nik’lai frowned at this. “I hope not. For that would mean that the entire galaxy has been re-ordered, and the Republic lost irretrievably. I cannot see how that could be a good thing.”

“All civilizations fall,” Daniel murmured, so lowly that the Jedi Master might have missed it. Or at least could pretend that he had.



Eh, that's all you get for now. Stay tuned!
maychorian: (Default)
Gah. I will finish this story, I swear. I think we might be about half-way through now. And if you're not reading this because you avoid WIPs, I don't blame you. I'm a bad person.

But here it is, a nice boring, slow-paced chapter to contrast with the fast-paced, interesting ones that came before. (Why doesn't html have a < sarcasm > tag?)

Excerpt:
--
They were in space. They were in space in another galaxy. They were in hyperspace in space in another galaxy. And they were playing a card game with a little boy who had a tail. Sam kept repeating these things to herself, just to make sure she wouldn’t forget that she wasn’t asleep and dreaming about the most incredible tech-toys ever.

Even as she stared, the card-chips in her hand flickered and changed, randomized by the small device in the middle of the playing area. Beside her, the colonel made a disgusted sound. Apparently his winning hand had now become a losing one. Or something. Teal’c, of course, had the perfect poker face. Or sabbacc face. And Lindle always looked gleeful, so how was she to know?
--

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Read more... )

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