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25 September 2010 @ 01:57 pm
Ask not what Sparktober can do for you...  
Does anyone have a burning desire to make Sparktober banners/buttons that we could put on our userinfo pages to fly the colors? (Or icons, I suppose, for more active color-flying?)

No, it's not necessary for Sparktober to happen but, you know, I kind of want one. ;)

Also, ehm, I may throw some activities, for those who want to play. So "omg I win at Sparky!" style buttons would be win, along with a handful of 80x80 simple Sparky-related images to be used for nefarious purposes (if you're an icon maker and have some bases kicking around that could do with a tiny bit of shrinking...).

(For any of you worried, as I was before havocthecat told me I was being ridic, that organization violates the spirit of Sparktober, any of these things would be totally optional! It'll be like a street fair. You can play the beanbag toss if you feel so inclined, or you can just come for the fried dough.)
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Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: J/E - balcony (by awanderingbard)joyfulfeather on September 25th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
There should totally be banners! And/or icons! <3 And activities! I vote for all of the above. (OMG, anything to help me finish more fanfic100 prompts.)
Little Red: sga - sw happiness - jeepnymylittleredgirl on September 25th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
Hehehe I'm still grateful you indirectly spared me from that! ;) I was going to sign up for Sheppard/Weir but I dallied long enough for you to do it. <3 <3 <3

Sparktober is the PERFECT time for you to finish all more of your fic100 prompts!! :)
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: J/E - Fallingjoyfulfeather on September 25th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
I'm just helpful like that! ;) In fact, I'm so helpful, I've held onto the claim for years so that you won't have to be tempted again to pick it up.

It is! <3 The timing is great. I at least want to get halfway done, which is only a few more stories! I can so do that, and celebrate the awesomeness of Sparktober while I do!
Little Red: sga - sw season two! - A.j.mylittleredgirl on September 25th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
YES! You are v. helpful!! Thank you for shouldering the fanfic100 guilt. <3 <3 <3

You can TOTALLY get a few more stories out in October!! And the best part is that you get the excuse of "it's SPARKTOBER so I must write them FAST and who really cares if they are perfect because eee, Sparktober Season 1 fluffy happiness ETC."

You should start them now so you have one to post on Oct 1. *nodnod* Also, because I am trying to write and failing and can use cosmic moral support!
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: J/E - hug (by awanderingbard)joyfulfeather on September 26th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
You're welcome! Glad to help. :D

I totally can! Lots of drabbles! Though I seem to have lost the ability to actually write drabbles -- I keep wanting to put in more. Which defeats the point.

Actually, I just finished a ficlet, though it probably needs an edit or two. I'll make sure I can post it on the 1st!
Little Red: sga - shep involved being memylittleredgirl on September 26th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
HOORAY!!!! :)

I need Sparky comment!spam. I'm trying to write my Girl Saves Boy, and they are NOT BEING SHIPPY IN THE LEAST. Uhhnnng. Plus, I'm realizing that writing a Girl Saves Boy 5-things means that John's life kind of sucks at the moment.

What prompt did you write? Huh huh huh?? Tell meeeeeee...
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: J/E - SOSjoyfulfeather on September 26th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
They didn't want to be shippy in what I wrote today, either! What the heck is up with them?

John's life is allowed to suck. Especially since Elizabeth is saving him from the suck! That's a good thing!

Teammates! :D The one you requested. It's short but it made me smile! Season 1 fluff for the win.
Little Red: sga - sw gamble everythingmylittleredgirl on September 26th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
Yayyyy!!! Double-win for me! :)

Awww, S1 fluff is win! I have some of that in this fic toooo. And, to be fair, it's Thing 4 already and the first time John's being actually tortured. So, there's that.

IDK! Why don't fics always turn out exactly as you want them to???

I watched "Misbegotten" today, where Woolsey comes to investigate Elizabeth (poor Woolsey - such a lackey) and the humanized Wraith are all "ZOMG WE R STARTIN A CULT." There's much awesome in that episode, especially Elizabeth being all "I MISSED YOU GUYS" and she and John stare at each other and for some reason it is all more awkward than shippy? BUT the scene where John is Defending Her Honor is the most lolariously wonderful thing ever. I totally want him to punch somebody for insulting her. Especially since it had nothing to do with romance or anything, he's just like "WTF SHE IS AWESOME." :-D
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: J/E - computer (by awanderingbard)joyfulfeather on September 26th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
If he's only being tortured once or twice, that's not too bad! He'll live.

Fics are finicky things, I swear. Minds of their own.

Aw, Misbegotten! I don't mind Woolsey so much, after season 5 -- I actually started to like him. But yeah, back then? Not much redeeming quality. I would have loved for John to actually punch him. And yeah, I love how loyal he is to her. <3 From day one, really. He was hers at the start, and even though they disagreed sometimes, he really was hers the whole time.
Little Red: sga - suck enough - nomadicwritermylittleredgirl on September 26th, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
He was hers at the start, and even though they disagreed sometimes, he really was hers the whole time.

OH GOD. That line could and should launch a thousand fics. He really IS! I mean, we get the sense that she's the first person in a long time to treat him like she believes in him, and he owes her a lot for that. I often wonder, actually, when he defends that he "agrees with her decision," if he actually thinks she knows what she's doing or if she's earned a sort of blind military-ish loyalty by that point.

And her loyalty to him is in many ways even more extreme. I mean he did literally save her life a bunch of times, so there's that, but he's also hers. They totally have a family bond, and it's adorable.

(And because I'm in Caldwell Mode today with the episodes I've been watching, it's especially obvious when she keeps telling Caldwell to step the f off when even she admits that Caldwell probably has some good ideas. HA. If Elizabeth were really unbiased here and didn't care about John's feelings, she'd be like "look, he's the military commander and does an awesome job, but you should totally write up your suggestions and present them, and I'll make sure he acts reasonably respectful while you do." But she totally loses her objectivity about Sheppard, AND I LOVE IT. <3
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: J/E - hug (by awanderingbard)joyfulfeather on September 26th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
They really are family! That first year, when Atlantis was completely on its own, really cemented that. I don't think his comment that he agrees with her is blind loyalty, but rather... he voices his disagreements when he has them, but he'll back her play to anyone on the outside. They're a team, a family, and they have to present a united front.

<3 She really does lose her objectivity about him! I mean, it didn't help that Caldwell was being an ass about the whole thing, but... if she had been less loyal to John, less personally involved, she probably would have been more open to it. And I love her for being that personally involved and telling Caldwell to step off. Hee. <3
I'm not weird, I'm limited edition: lovers walkanuna_81 on September 26th, 2010 08:11 am (UTC)
John's life is allowed to suck. Especially since Elizabeth is saving him from the suck! That is ALWAYS good.

Hey, I'll make no promises, but I'm working on a fic here, and I hope I can contribute to Sparktober! :)
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Little Red: sga - sw happiness - jeepnymylittleredgirl on September 25th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)

You are so talented!
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Little Red: sga - sw kiss me - goldie_galmylittleredgirl on September 25th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! YAYomg. These will TOTALLY make fanfic happen!

OH SPARKY could I love you more??? I just watched "Conversion." SO GREAT. I <3 Caldwell! Lizzie is kind of a bitch to him, but he gets that she's going through a hard time. Also, I love that Elizabeth's like "All these changes you're making are totally good ideas, actually, but BACK OFF MY BOYFRIEND PLZ" and Caldwell is like, good god, these people.

I need about 10,000 more Sparky icons. I should get on this.
peanutbutterer: John and Lizpeanutbutterer on September 26th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)

Um. I tried to add October to Sparky and that's what I got. I'm slightly toolish. I don't know why Elizabeth is thinking about pumpkins!
Little Red: sga - sw shockmylittleredgirl on September 26th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)

Of course she's thinking about pumpkins! Someone said 'fall' and she's thinking "Pumpkins! Thanksgiving!" and Shep is like "FOOTBALL."

PERFECT. <3 <3 <3

The icon you're using is also TOTALLY ADORABLE.
georgie: Mightier than the swordgeorgierae on October 6th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
Ah, if only I had an ounce of skill with icons and the like, I'd be totally there :D

Also? Winner for latest comment?