beatrice_otter: All true wealth is biological (Wealth)


Title: The Genetics Factory
Fandom: Criminal Minds/Stargate
Characters: Derek Morgan, Savannah Hayes, Dave Rossi, Paul Davis, Jennifer Keller
Warnings: none
Ficathon: [community profile] wipbigbang 2016
Betaed by: [personal profile] quinfirefrorefiddle 
Summary: In Detroit, homeless addicts are turning up dead. But there's more to the case than meets the eye, and the BAU finds themselves looking for something they don't understand. For Derek, it gets personal.

Art by: [livejournal.com profile] penumbria 

At AO3

Cover Art showing Derek Morgan in a daycare center

The blueprints for the construction of one human being requires only a meter of DNA and one tiny cell. … even Mozart started out this way. )

Author's Note )
beatrice_otter: Atlantis--And the sky full of stars (Sky Full of Stars)
[livejournal.com profile] teh_helenables just posted an awesome Ronon and Teyla ficlet called The Pegasus Conditioning.  It's short but wonderful, you should all go read!

Fic rec

May. 13th, 2010 10:26 pm
beatrice_otter: Atlantis--And the sky full of stars (Sky Full of Stars)
[personal profile] tielan just wrote a beautiful short fic about Teyla, and what she was doing while the Terrans were back on Earth and the Ancients were in Atlantis.  It's very good, go read!
beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Default)
Meme stolen from [personal profile] ljc :
  1. The Watchmen/BSG crossover about Doctor Manhattan, going off to explore the universe and create life. All this has happened before, all this will happen again. He doesn't like being called God.
  2. The BSG AU where, when Kara jumps them using the coordinates from that song at the end of the last episode, they wind up back in time in the colonies just before the Cylon attack.
  3. The Criminal Minds/SG-1 crossover where the SGC is negotiating with a planet that doesn't really want any of the standard trade goods, but they've got a high-profile serial killer but no law enforcement types with the psychological training to catch him/her. So someone suggests that hey, maybe we should lend them a BAU team for a few weeks, catch the serial killer, and give them a start on developing their own profilers.
  4. The Stargate Goes Public story that focuses on the reactions of the US military peeps who weren't in on the program. Navy guys complaining about the Air Force having starships. Special forces guys pointing out that having four-person teams is really stupid; six is a much more tactically flexible number, and if they hadn't given the Stargate to the Chair Force maybe they'd have had fewer screwups like that. JAG lawyers trying to figure out how to fit the de facto decisions made by the SGC over the years because they face situations nobody's ever thought of before into the UCMJ. Marines being ooo-rah. Etc.
  5. The Stargate story that focuses on the diplomatic teams: how they figure out what to trade with each world, and the person who noticed that most worlds are resource-rich and manpower-poor, and that the thing most useful to most worlds is technology just a leetle more advanced than whatever they've got--still within their manufacturing capabilities, but just a little more energy efficient. Cotton gins. Spinning jennies. Better plows. Better mettalurgy. Etc. Or some worlds want sheep with better wool, or larger horses, or other agricultural things. And then having to figure out how to convince General Hammond that what they really need is for the engineers (who want to be studying Ancient or Goa'uld or Asgard technology) to figure out how to build these things and teach the locals how to make and use them. Or convince General Hammond that the SGC needs to buy Merino sheep or what have you. And then figure out how to get them through the Stargate.
  6. Babylon 5. The one about the Centauri princeling in The Lost Tales that Sheridan takes home to Minbar to keep him from turning into the monster Galen says he will.
  7. Doctor Who/Atlantis. The sequel to Survivors.
  8. BSG AU. The stories hinted at in Five AUs I Will Never Write.
  9. Batman Beyond. The one where Terry's in college, still Batman, but moonlighting with the Justice League when they really need him. And they've got a list, really heavily encrypted somewhere, of family members of JL heroes, so that they can whisk them away to a secure location if necessary, and of course Terry's mom and brother are on that list but they still don't know he's Batman, and consequently are sure someone's made a mistake when they get kidnapped to a safehouse with superhero families. The security people guarding them are all, no, you're on the list, Mrs. McGinnis.
  10. Star Trek Reboot. Away team beams down, locals don't like Spock because of his brother, and Spock's all, I don't have a brother, but what's Sybok done? And it turns out that he had forced a telepathic marriage bond on one of the women in town and raped her during his Pon Farr, and now she's pregnant, and Spock has to deal with figuring out how to help her and track down his brother to bring him to justice (which traditionally would be putting him to death, but so many Vulcans have died already, but on the other hand Vulcan doesn't have the resources to deal with a prisoner and most other Federation worlds don't have prisons designed to hold such powerful telepaths as Sybok). Also, Spock has to deal with his friends and crewmates now that part of the story about Pon Farr has come out in the worst possible way.
beatrice_otter: Honor Harrington with exploding spaceships (Honor Ashes of Victory)
Gaaah!  I hate misogyny in fic!

People get upset when it gets pointed out that some slashers are misogynists.  I know that many (hopefully most) slashers aren't.

But, people?  When the only women in your fic are horrible, backstabbing, petty, immoral bitches?  If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a fucking misogynist duck.

This brought to you by the Atlantis fic I just read half of, in which Teyla never appeared and in which Keller got her revenge on McKay for breaking up with her by passing a note outing Sheppard to a homophobic Marine she knew to be mentally unstable because she'd altered his records so he could stay in Atlantis and owe her.  There were some warning signs, but when it all started coming together... gah.

(To console myself, I am using my Honor Harrington icon.  The world needs more heroines.)

beatrice_otter: Miss Piggy in a superhero costume: Were you looking for flying pigs? (Were you looking for flying pigs?)
Title: A Burden Shared
Author: [personal profile] beatrice_otter 
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #095—swifter, higher, stronger
Fandom: BtVS/Atlantis
Notes: Sequel to “Reflexes” and “Back in Atlantis”

A Burden Shared )


Title: Potential Problems
Author:[personal profile] beatrice_otter 
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #095—swifter, higher, stronger
Fandom: BtVS/Sound of Music
Notes: Sequel to “A Problem Like Maria,” “Georg’s Surprise,” and “Freedom”

Potential Problems )


Title: A Superhero Team
Author: [personal profile] beatrice_otter 
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #095—swifter, higher, stronger
Fandom: BtVS/DC Comics

A Superhero Team )


Title: All This Has Happened Before
Author: [personal profile] beatrice_otter 
Rating: PG
Word Count: 200
Challenge: #095—swifter, higher, stronger
Fandom: BtVS/Battlestar Galactica

All This Has Happened Before )


Title: Duty
Author: [personal profile] beatrice_otter 
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #095—swifter, higher, stronger
Fandom: BtVS/Shakespeare (Henry V)

Duty )

Title: Play-time with Sweetums
Author: [personal profile] beatrice_otter 
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #095—swifter, higher, stronger
Fandom: BtVS/The Muppet Show

Play-time with Sweetums )
beatrice_otter: Atlantis--And the sky full of stars (Sky Full of Stars)
Title: A child of Athos
Author: beatrice_otter
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Rating: G
Characters: Teyla
Written for: [personal profile] tielan , to cheer her up
Word Count: 1,204
Summary: These are the stories Teyla tells her son.

Now listen to this tale of our people, for it is wise and true. )
beatrice_otter: Men may move mountains, but ideas move men. (Ideas move men)
So, if you're in the Stargate fandom you've probably heard about the massive amounts of fail (multiple different kinds, no less!) inherent in the casting sides for an episode of Stargate: Universe, and the defense from Gateworld, and all that. [livejournal.comt profile] sheafrotherdon has an excellent rebuttal to Gateworld's defense of the fail, and [livejournal.com profile] cereta has an older post on living in a systematically misogynistic society and why don't "nice" men take a stand which then links to [livejournal.com profile] khalinche's post on the levels of harassment your average woman experiences on a daily basis, and why men don't really get it. And someone in the comments mentioned the Vagina Monologues, which I've never seen.

And I've been thinking. I love Stargate, but not the fail, and it seems like the fail has been growing over time, and the way they consistently play issues of rape and torture and such for titilation/humor or in other ways abuse white male privilege.

And lo, at 2 o'clock in the morning, an idea has formed for a story I will never write but which would be Made of Awesome if someone else would do it:

Teal'c is sensitive to power issues as they relate to the whole Jaffa/slave thing, but not so much (which is to say, not at all) as they relate to male/female relationships. He's very secure in his male privilege, and uses it, particularly with Jaffa women. He has great respect for Sam, treats her like an equal as a warrior, true, but look at how he treated the Jaffa women he was with. It's not that he's a bad guy, he just responds as his culture has taught him and doesn't really seem to think about the issue that much. And then in the episode Family Ties, Teal'c gets given tickets to The Vagina Monologues.

I want to know what Teal'c's reaction was. I want it to be done seriously, not played for laughs. I want to know how he related that to his experiences of Jaffa life and working with Sam for ten years. I want to explore Jaffa culture and Teal'c's perspective on it beyond the 'Jaffa revenge thing.' I want to see him talk about it with Sam, and with Ishta, and maybe his daughter-in-law Kar'yn. I don't want him to turn into an enlightened feminist Western male, but I do want him to understand.
beatrice_otter: Atlantis--And the sky full of stars (Sky Full of Stars)
Title: In a Strange Land
Author: [livejournal.com profile] beatrice_otter 
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Rating: G
Characters: Ronon, Teyla
Spoilers: Enemy at the Gate
Word Count: 662
Summary: “I had not understood,” Teyla says at last. “What a world could be like that did not face culling.”

 

In A Strange Land )
beatrice_otter: Atlantis--And the sky full of stars (Sky Full of Stars)
a WTF? episode if ever there was one )

It wouldn't have bothered me anywhere near as much if this had been somewhere in the middle of the series, with time for episodes featuring other characters and space battles and running-for-the-gate etc. around it. But as the second-to-last episode? It really sucked. I tend to be a lot more charitable than a lot of fans, and I've never suffered the delusion that my personal vision is the ONLY POSSIBLE WAY THE SHOW SHOULD GO as some fans do. Avoiding that kind of thinking is why I largely avoid Gateworld and communities other than pure fic communities. But this was crossing the line, for me.

grumble, grumble, grumble.

*icon shows what kind of show I would have rather had.
beatrice_otter: Tardis on a green field (Tardis)
Title: Survivors
Author: [livejournal.com profile] beatrice_otter
Fandom: Doctor Who/Stargate: Atlantis
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: some violence
Spoilers: early season 4 SGA, season 3 New Who
Word Count: 7,402
Written For: Tali ([livejournal.com profile] aworldinside) for the Multiverse 5000 ([livejournal.com profile] multiverse2004)
Betad by: [livejournal.com profile] lilbakht
Summary: The Doctor doesn’t know why he’s here, but he knows it’s not an ordinary stop.

( “This is all just a misunderstanding,” the Doctor protested )

And when you're done reading, go check out the cool manip Methos made for this story.
beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Stars)
Is there anyone who would be able to beta an Atlantis/Doctor Who crossover, and get it back to me tomorrow if I sent it to them today? It mostly needs help with plot and characterization, and a double check to see if I'm being too wordy.

It's for the Multiverse 5000, and it's due the 30th. I can get the first draft done, but it doesn't feel like it's "clicked," to me. I don't know if it just needs some polishing or if there's something that needs to be fixed. Or if I'm being a nervous writer panicking over a deadline.
beatrice_otter: BSG's Six with red Cylon eyes (Six)
Go check out all the lovely stories in [livejournal.com profile] remixredux08. Here is part one of my list of recs:

Desert Glass (Ordinary Time remix). In his years on Tatooine, Obi-Wan finds he has a lot to learn. Lyric, painful, but full of life.

Lucid Diamond Sky (the Misogynistic Lash cut-up). Two's company, three's a crowd. Doctor Who, the Master/Lucy.

More of the Stars and Sea (The Three Meals Remix). Stargate: Atlantis, Teyla and Radek. They were merely colleagues who dined together from time to time. Strangers on the cusp of becoming friends.

Copper and Moonlight (The Mimi & Rodolfo Remix). B:tVS, a beautiful, heartbreaking look at Giles after Becoming.

She Bangs the Drums (Losing, Losing, Lost Remix). Doctor Who, the year that wasn't. Lucy's tragedy is that she loves him.

Reverb (Three Toasters, One Dead Body, and Ellen Tigh Walk into a Bar Remix). BSG, written for me! Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl. Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl. Spoilers for Crossroads II.

I Have Become (Death) (The J.Robert Oppenheimer Remix). Babylon 5, Lyta Alexander and the Telepath War. You never forget your first. Or your last. Lyta Alexander would know.

Hush-A-Bye Baby (The Blackberry Remix). BtVS, Dawn and Drusilla. At night, the dark-haired girl without a name glowed at her through eddies of green light.

Enemies & Friends (The “Ogron, Ogron, Ogron” Remix). Sarah Jane Adventures/Doctor Who. In which there are Ogrons and Sarah Jane Smith struggles to figure out what the hell is going on. Starring Sarah Jane Smith, Vislor Turlough, Luke Smith, Maria Jackson, Clyde Langer, K9 Mark IV, Mister Smith, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Ace, Chrissie Jackson and Lots And Lots Of Ogrons.

The Art of Memory (Bold and Lonely Remix). Doctor Who. The Doctor's a hard man to forget.

Five Pay Phones Buffy Almost Called Giles From. BtVS, the summer she ran away.

Some Mother's Son (The A-Z Remix). Stargate: Atlantis, pre-series. Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.

The Great Bikini Incident (The Key to Time Remix). Doctor Who/BtVS. Dawn’s suspicious of the three electricity inspectors outside her sister’s Rome apartment.
beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Ginger Rogers)
There's going to be an all-girl recon team! Headed by Dax from DS9! OMGYAY isn't that awsome!!11!!eleventy!

Please, please please please, tell me there is some glimmer of a reason for this besides someone wanted to put more women on the show. I mean, I'm all for having lots of strong women characters ... but there's got to be a reason for it in the plot. And an all-female team? I can find no logical, in-universe reason for it. Not considering the higher ratio of men to women on Atlantis, combined with its relatively small population, a relatively small amount of whom are on regular gate teams. There are more men in the military and more men in the sciences and engineering, both very realistic real-world skews; I may not like them (particularly the sciences one, as there's actually some reason besides prejudice for the military skew--there's still a lot of prejudice, but not exclusively so), but they are facts of life in the real world. One of the reasons I like Stargate is that it deals with a "real world" that could be ours. This ... this just feels like a Hollywood publicity stunt.

If they're only there to be an all-girl team, I hope they're there to be strong female characters, not Atlantis' answer to Seven of Nine. And I really hope they don't take away from Teyla and Ronon's screen time. (Sheppard and McKay get enough screen time we don't really have to worry about them.)
beatrice_otter: Cameron Mitchell, bored with a stack of files (Schoolwork)
Total Words Written: 5k
Percent of minimum wordcount: 1/8
Time left: 3.5 months

Favorite bit so far: Marshall stared at her, feeling gut-punched. “Those are my men out there risking their lives, Elizabeth.” His voice grated out, low and harsh. “Mine. I picked them for this mission, each and every one of them. I trained them. I planned the tactics, I chose which one to use. I ordered them into the field. You’ve been—” he forced himself not to say off playing happy families—“overseeing the whole Expedition and establishing diplomatic ties. You don’t even know all of their names. So don’t you dare think I don’t care what happens to them.” He held her gaze until her eyes dropped.

Progress made on non-[livejournal.com profile] sgabigbang writing projects (i.e. Multiverse, fic prompts, and my ongoing SR fic): none this week.
beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Oops)
Anybody got a floor plan to Weir's office? I don't have my DVDs handy, and considering how much time she spends there it's kind of important. And how far is the Jumper bay from the control room?
beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Stars)
Panic over [livejournal.com profile] sgabigbang has been soothed away by the realization that the completed fic isn't due for four months, which means it only requires an average of 340 words per day to achieve the 40k words total. (This assumes the length of the piece will be around 40k words and that it won't balloon out to be something bigger--it's been so long since I've tried something this long that I don't have a good idea how many words my idea will take up.)

Currently at 2k words and counting.
beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Ginger Rogers)
title: A Problem Like Maria
word count: 100
fandoms: The Sound of Music/Buffy: the Vampire Slayer
challenge: #73: favorite things
notes: Given the challenge, I couldn't resist.

The Reverend mother looked down at the letter onher desk and sighed. )

title: Georg's surprise
word count: 100
fandoms: The Sound of Music/Buffy: the Vampire Slayer
challenge: #73: favorite things
notes: Sequel to the above, but can stand alone

Georg's surprise )



title: Back in Atlantis
word count: 100
fandoms: Stargate: Atlantis/Buffy: the Vampire Slayer
challenge: #73: favorite things
notes: Sequel to Reflexes, but can stand alone

When she got back to her quarters, Jennifer Keller took a deep breath. )
beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Rodney)
Because I've been trying to get there since last night, and keep getting "Sorry, there are no results for “http://www.gateworld.net”. As of last night the Alpha Site was up, though with no details on what was going on, but now I'm getting Sorry, there are no results for “http://www.gateworldalphasite.com/

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