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…So a Ficcer Returneth to her Folly

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Yes, after over two years of not ficcing, I have returned, in a small, 100-word way, to writing fanfic. In fact, I’ve been working on an old Stargate novel on the side, and for research I’ve been rewatching Stargate season 7. About nine episodes in I realized that I have an unfinished Stargate drabble project that could be benefiting from my so-called research.

Don’t expect too much from my first official piece of fanfic in twenty-eight months: Double Standard, a coda to “Birthright.”

[Update:] They’re like popcorn! Backups, a coda to “Revisions.”


Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

Lori wrote BSG! But she won’t drag me back into the bottomless pit of fanfic, not even with the second person: Doubt, by Lori.

The BSG Pool Revised

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Thanks to the iTunes store, I am now caught up on BSG and ready for my finale part 2 rematch with Seema. None of my part 1 predictions have been ruled out yet, and my Divorce pick is looking good.

Here’s your spoiler space. Don’t make me say I told you so…


The BSG Pool

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Seema and I are having a BSG Season 3 finale pool. Keep in mind that neither of us has seen part 1 of the finale yet. Here’s my attempt at spoiler space…


Favorite Things I Am Not Allowed To Do Aboard Galactica

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

The lovely Seema provided this link to TWoP’s List Of Things Skippy Is No Longer Allowed To Do Aboard The Battlestar Galactica. Here are my favorites (beware of spoilers in the 900’s):

3. Not allowed to spell Colonel Tigh’s name “T-G-H” and claim “the Cylons took the I,” as it is cruel and not remotely funny.
* Okay, so it’s hilarious. It’s still cruel.
18. I am not a Cylon trapped in a human’s body.
42. Not allowed to hand slices of bread to Lt. Agathon and ask her to “do me a quick favor.”
68. Not allowed to stalk Captain Thrace.
* Not allowed to stalk Major Adama.
* Allowed, however, to stalk Captain Agathon, as he is unlikely to notice me doing it.
* And by “me,” we actually mean “you,” Lt. Edmonson. You think you’re being subtle? Gods.
75. I am not allowed to sell calendars that indicate Captain Thrace’s “Time of the Month.”
78. He is not “The Dread Pirate Tigh.”
107. New Caprica is not for lovers.
118. Algae is not “made of people”.
124. I am not the Chosen One.

Write for Doctor Who

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

If you’re missing the allegedly-defunct Strange New Worlds contest already, here’s a chance to write for Doctor Who. Send them up to 2,500 words by January 31st. Paid published authors need not apply.

ENT + TAS = ???

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Take the darkness of Enterprise and add it to the primary colors of Star Trek: The Animated Series and you may get an on-line animated Trek series.

The setting is the year 2528 and the Federation is a different place after suffering through a devastating war with the Romulans 60 years earlier. The war was sparked off after a surprise attack of dozens of ‘Omega particle’ detonations throughout the Federation creating vast areas which become impassible to warp travel and essentially cut off almost half the Federation from the rest. During the war the Klingon homeworld was occupied by the Romulans, all of Andoria was destroyed and the Vulcans, who were negotiating reunification with the Romulans, pulled out of the Federation.

Later on the article mentions that the Romulans weren’t responsible for the Omega particle attack. I’m guessing the Borg dunnit.

Season Passes Revoked?

Friday, October 27th, 2006

The rumors are flying that BSG is moving to NBC. Here’s someone who claims his iTunes season 3 pass was partially refunded in connection with the move.

Fools Rush In

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Sci Fi Wire has some good links to the Star Wars fanfic issue. I think if you don’t expect a lot of buyers, publishing your fanfic on Amazon isn’t all that different from charging for fanfic fanzines–something that goes on all the time in fandom. Amazon is just easier to link.

You know you’re too fannish when…

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

…you bake a Dalek cake.

…you try to sell your Star Wars fanfic on Amazon.