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Flashpoint fic!
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arwen_lune
I was working on something original that was starting to make I'm-not-budging sounds, and then suddenly there was Flashpoint, which is an awesome series. It kind of reminds me of Standoff, but I think I like the people better and it's very well fleshed out. So there's a story, because it gave me lots of feels.

Meddling Is Such A Negative Word, Really (Can't We Call It Nudging?)

Elementary podfic
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arwen_lune
OK I don't self-promote much but podfic is notoriously hard to get an audience for and I'm just so pleased with this one I have to plug it...

[PODFIC] She is called Venus but I call her You
A wonderful Elementary story (my new favourite series, I love the spin that a female Watson gives everything) that needed more of a performance than I'd done until now. I had a lot of fun. You can download or listen to the stream via the AO3 link.

Rock Happy [SGA/Generation Kill, 60 000+ words]
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arwen_lune


Stargate Atlantis/Generation Kill crossover, where sergeant Brad Colbert joins a Gate team on Atlantis, and it's not just the space vampires he has to adjust to.
With an ensemble cast of canon characters from both fandoms, plus original characters
AKA You want to recruit me for WHAT? Daily life on Atlantis, Outsider point of view, Sgt Brad Colbert has adventures IN SPACE

Gen/maybe a little Het down the line, but not central to the story
Currently up to chapter 14 of manylots and putting out about a chapter a week
Warnings: marines in space - lots of swearing.

Find it here

[SGA] Been There, Done That (A Whole Stack Of T-shirts)
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arwen_lune
AO3 link:

Been There, Done That (A Whole Stack Of T-shirts)

Colonel Sam Carter's early days in Atlantis.

"So, nice wedding ceremony?"

"Ma'am?"

"Was it a celebration or an at-spear-point sort of thing," she clarified, still looking at the report. "Doctor Ingadottir over in Anthropology will probably want to debrief you, she's trying to make some sort of flowchart on how to handle these sort of situations."

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[SGA] Saw This And Thought Of You
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arwen_lune
AO3 link:

Saw This And Thought Of You

Vala Mal Doran and General Jack O'Neill go shopping for the Atlantis expedition.

"Colonel, permission to fire that whale through the gate?"
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[SGA] Atlantis Program for Essential Skills Training
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arwen_lune
AO3 link:

Atlantis Program for Essential Skills Training


Subject:             "That Gesture Means Quiet" - Gate Team Tactics, signals and dynamics
Suggested by:   Lt. Ford
Taught by:         Lt. Ford, Sgt Stackhouse
Content:            What non-combatants need to know to hang with a gate team without getting
                         themselves, or anybody else, killed.

[Stargate Atlantis] things Atlantis base personnel has been ordered not to do
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arwen_lune
Link to AO3, story is up to season three now:

Things Atlantis Base Personnel Has Been Ordered Not To Do


#24: The Macarena is not the official Gate travel welcoming ritual of Atlantis.

[Stargate Atlantis] 25 things Atlantis base personnel has been ordered not to do:
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arwen_lune
  1. You will not refer to the Athosian forehead touch as 'the mindmelding thing'
  2. You will not attempt to convince Pegasus allies that Star Trek is a documentary
  3. Or, indeed, Farscape
  4. Fine, you will not attempt to convince Pegasus allies that any fictional film, series or game is documentary.
  5. Those expedition members who carry the Ancient gene do not appreciate having their duties disrupted to function as light switch. Any technology that requires their attention may be saved for the daily timeslot where a gene-carrier makes themselves available.
  6. You will not convince Pegasus allies that 'Smartypants' is a respectful form of 'doctor'
  7. The expedition has no more coffee. The coffee supply is gone. This situation will not change unless we made contact with Earth and receive new supplies. Please refrain from asking Sgt Madbrooks (Ops/Supplies) if there is coffee left.
  8. If your urine is a disturbing colour, please consider if you have drunk any Athosian smoked tea before heading to the infirmary.
  9. Command sympathises with the urge to look for a coffee substitute, but no possible alternative may be tried before it has been thoroughly analysed by both Botany and Dr Beckett.
  10. You may not play soccer in the Gate room
  11. You will not address Marijke van IJsselmuiden (head of Ops/Tech) as 'Sgt Siler' despite the similarities in function and skillset.
  12. Especially not when she is suspended upside-down to weld ceiling plates.
  13. However, for those who struggle with the pronunciation of Ms van IJsselmuiden's name, addressing her as 'Kaylee' is acceptable.
  14. The desalination basin is not a pool.
  15. There is a pool on the West pier. Personnel is welcome to use the pool in off-duty hours.
  16. Personal recreational material on the communal servers should be clearly marked as such.
  17. Personal recreational material of an intimate nature will be tolerated on the communal server only if it does not exceed 1GB per person and is securely passworded.
  18. Command recognises that uniforms get damaged or lost, and requests that personnel maintain as close an approximation of standard uniform as can reasonably be achieved.  
  19. Swimming shorts, a towel and flipflops do not a uniform make.
  20. While an open wormhole does indeed look like water, it is not necessary to hold one's nose shut while walking into it.
  21. Similarly, snorkels,  floats and flippers are not appropriate gear for offworld missions.
  22. Especially for diplomatic missions
  23. (who even brought that stuff here?)  
  24. You may not play football, rugby or any other ballgame in the Gate room, no matter how convenient a goal the gate itself makes.
  25. You will refrain from complaining to the cook that the Julda fruit pie is 'just not how mom used to make it'. Unless you are from Pegasus, in which case you may only complain if you can provide a better recipe.

[Stargate Atlantis] The Clear Ringing Of Silver Trumpets
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arwen_lune
Genre: team fic
Ratting: General
Wordcount: 486

"All right, time to head back," McKay says, "Don't want to miss dinner."
 
They all turn to give John expectant looks.
 John knows the way homeCollapse )

AO3 and new fandom
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arwen_lune
Realised I've been neglecting this journal in favour of AO3, AKA 'the font of all awesome fanfic'. WOW the level of writing over there is amazing. Obviously levels and preferences differ, but I have literally not found anything really poorly written there.

My profile can be found here

And I'm now in Stargate fandom - finally watching the last two seasons of SG1 as well as Atlantis. I have become especially fond of crossovers :-) It's funny to recognise my own tastes in fandom - I like internally closed worlds (ships, isolated communities) and strong team dynamics. That describes all of my major fandoms so far, I think...
And I've been writing a bit! So I'll post some of that here now.