ultranos: cameron mitchell holding up "do not enter force shield active" sign to sam carter (always read the warning labels)
Today's Qwertee might be of interest to some people.
ultranos: ibuki maya sitting at laptop in shorts and a t-shirt, eating a cookie, with prompt \\ "Rocks fall; everybody dies." (this would be much simpler)
Because it's 1am and I'm not asleep yet.

I'm going to try something here. This is a list of all WiPs I'm theoretically working on. I'm in such a weird headspace right now that I need a push to finish them. So. Here are summaries from what are technically active. As teasers, yes, but as also maybe I'll be motivated if someone kicks me into writing it.

If nothing else, hey, at least I know what I'm theoretically working on.

ETA: Aby reminded me I'm missing one.

I graduate from college, and turn into a demotivated slacker. Who knew? )
ultranos: ashley from Trace Memory asking why do you make my life difficult? (life on hard mode)
I feel slightly guilty that my interest in the Stargate WiPs I've got languishing on my harddrive is continuing to wane. There are spikes of interest here and there, but nothing's lit a fire under me about it for awhile. I'm sure I'll find it again eventually.

On the other hand, in danger of stating the goddamn obvious (TM :) ), I've been running into Persona and Shin Megami Tensei full-tilt. Guys, I have an apocafic percolating in my head, and it is Epic and Glorious. Mythology! Angst! Drama! Duty! Psychology! The End of the World! *rolls around happily*

(There is also the crossover kidfic that I swear I'm not writing. [livejournal.com profile] holdouttrout knows how much I'm swearing this.

...

I am so doomed, aren't I?)

Also, to my great surprise, some original fic characters from years ago popped up in my brain again, bringing with them a new, better, and utterly fascinating origin story. And character redesign, of course. But I'm considering writing this story, if I can find the plot. Well, beyond one character's homecoming for her denied birthright. (Fantasy world! Spooky powers! Assassins! Assassins as a team with PTSD!) There also might be research required, oh no. (Kiyo's been albino and Tam's been blind since they were both created. Serj, I haven't figured out what his deal is yet.)
ultranos: baby turtles on the shore with text: it's turtles all the way down (science has failed me)
It takes 6 or 7 shots of vodka for an engineer to get through "Red Sky".

I lost count around shot #4.

Oy.
ultranos: replicarter looking pensive, with replicator blocks as transparent overlay (i know the pieces fit; i saw them fall)
ETA: The default blue text shows up worse on black than I thought, now that I'm not staring at crappy laptop screen. Changed to a less stupid color. Apologies.


Title: Legion
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ultranos
Rating/Warning: PG, immediately post-"Gemini", s08 SG-1
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] shanghairain for the quick once-over editing job. If it sucks, it's my fault, not his. Also, [livejournal.com profile] abyssinia4077? This one's for you.
Summary: "'What is your name?' 'My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many.'" (Mark 5:9)

So, I suppose I should come clean about some of the inspiration for this fic. A few months eariler, I had finished reading a long Hellsing fic that included a reference to the demon Legion, along with the relevant Biblical quote. Ever since, that quotation had stuck in my brain.

Eventually, as things are wont to do in my head, during a conversation about Sam and RepliCarter and "why 'Gemini' is the most underrated episode of Stargate ever", the two converged. I know I wanted to explore the war in Sam's head after "Gemini", how much it haunted her, and the Biblical allusion just snapped into place.

The summary is just the quotation. To this day, I'm not sure if it works or doesn't. I couldn't think of a good actual summary for the fic, beyond "Sam angsts after 'Gemini".

I think the quote works better.

DVD Commentary )
ultranos: Actual MIT hack of roadsign. "MASS AVE BRIDGE CLOSED / SUNDAY 04/22/07 6AM-3PM / TO APPEASE GODZILLA" (have you appeased godzilla today?)
This is the AU we swear we're not writing. Really.

Title: Welcome to the Universe, Doctor Jackson
Author(s)/Culprit(s): [livejournal.com profile] ultranos_fic and [livejournal.com profile] abyssinia4077
Fandom: Stargate SG-1/Doctor Who crossover/fusion (yes, it is actually that difficult to pinpoint)
Rating/Warnings: G, gen. General wackiness.
Word Count: 2852
Notes: The one in which Sam is a Time Lord.
Summary: Daniel Jackson is one of those people doomed to a life more extraordinary, if the universe has anything to say about it.

Welcome to the Universe, Doctor Jackson )
ultranos: cameron mitchell holding up "do not enter force shield active" sign to sam carter (always read the warning labels)
Title: The Great Cookie Batter War
Pairing/Characters: Cameron/Sam
Rating/Warnings: NC-17, dear god. Food porn.
Word Count: 963
Notes: Originally written for Porn Battle VII for the prompt "Cameron/Sam, cookies" here. This is the full version. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] abyssinia4077 for the quick lookover. And handholding, because, ack, I just wrote pure PWP for the first time.

The Great Cookie Batter War )
ultranos: cecilia adelhyde holding spell book (the world in my hand)
Title: In Accordance with Tilden's Law
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ultranos
Rating: PG-13/R (language, although it's nothing that's unusual in this journal)
Word Count: 1,608
Warnings: Serious case of "wtf?" here.
Note: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] aurora_novarum for ripping this thing apart stylistically in the beta. Believe me, it needed it.
Summary: Tilden's Law of Robotics: 1. A robot must protect its existence at all costs. 2. A robot must obtain and maintain access to its own power source. 3. A robot must continually search for better power sources.

In Accordance with Tilden's Law )
ultranos: cecilia adelhyde holding spell book (the world in my hand)
Title: Still Alive
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ultranos
Rating: PG
Notes: written for [livejournal.com profile] abyssinia4077's LeapGate back in February/March for the prompt "Sam, Daniel: Science". I only just got around to archiving it here. My bad.

Still Alive )
ultranos: sam carter looking up, text: "oh crap, the retroencabulator needs a new marzelvane." (technobabble handwave)
During the LJ server move, I ended up pestering [livejournal.com profile] holdouttrout with the most recent aspect of the 'gateverse my brain latched onto. This time, it's "so, how does naquadah enhance explosions?"

cut for epic technobabble )

Anyway, if anyone has any further ideas, or evidence, or theories, please feel free to share.

ETA: fixed wording issue and added a damn conclusion
ultranos: cecilia adelhyde holding spell book (the world in my hand)
Title: The Substance of Things Hoped For
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ultranos
Rating: PG-13ish
Pairing: None
Word Count: 11,975
Warnings: Death count is at least 6 billion.
Prompt: 123. Sam. 'Grace' AU. She escapes, alone, and returns to Earth only to find the Earth ravaged by disaster--either natural or man-made.
Note: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] abyssinia4077 for the encouragement and listening to me blather on about where the hell the story was going for hours on end, and thanks to [livejournal.com profile] aurora_novarum for the beta work. (She's too good for me, really.) Written for the [livejournal.com profile] apocalypse_kree ficathon.
Summary: There is no sound in space.

The Substance of Things Hoped For )
ultranos: sam and part of the derivation of navier-stokes (controlling the flow of ideas)
Okay, LJ hivemind, I've got a 'gateverse question maybe you could help me out on:

Consider ring transports from ship to planet and vice versa. Does this method of transportation from planet to ship require at minimum two people: one to beam up and one at the controls? I know we've seen on the show the reverse can be done with only one person (set it and then dive for the rings). But I can't seem to remember if we've seen one person be able to beam themselves up. (If so, probably via remote control.)

Of course, the absence of this capability would kind of explain the overall superiority of Asgard beaming tech, except I thought the rings were yet another piece of Ancient tech cannibalized by the Goa'uld. I could, of course, be wrong.

(Why, yes, I have nothing better to think about at 9:45AM on a Monday morning right before class.)
ultranos: cecilia adelhyde holding spell book (the world in my hand)
Title: N is for No-Man's Land
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ultranos
Rating/Warning: PG
Summary: They say war is hell.
Notes: for the Hammond Alphabet Soup tribute.
Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] shanghairain for the insanely fast and useful beta.

N is for No-Man's Land )
ultranos: cecilia adelhyde holding spell book (the world in my hand)
Title: Legion
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ultranos
Rating/Warning: PG, immediately post-"Gemini", s08 SG-1
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] shanghairain for the quick once-over editing job. If it sucks, it's my fault, not his. Also, [livejournal.com profile] abyssinia4077? This one's for you.
Summary: "'What is your name?' 'My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many.'" (Mark 5:9)

Legion )
ultranos: ibuki maya sitting at laptop in shorts and a t-shirt, eating a cookie, with prompt \\ "Rocks fall; everybody dies." (this would be much simpler)
...

I think I finished the alpha draft for BDtH. \o/

Now to edit the damn thing.

How about after I collapse and sleep?

(Also, anyone interested in beta'ing a slightly-dark apocafic? [livejournal.com profile] shanghairain, who's playing my editor beta (grammatically and "does this sound right"?), and I are way to close, since he's been my sounding-board for the last few months. I feel like I'm making some wild assertions, and I need someone fresh to smack me if I'm not sufficiently substantiating them. This would be after I (and [livejournal.com profile] shanghairain) get done with the initial edits.)
ultranos: ibuki maya sitting at laptop in shorts and a t-shirt, eating a cookie, with prompt \\ "Rocks fall; everybody dies." (this would be much simpler)
Currently working on the apocafic from hell. Daniel, dear, you would not shut up when I was busy dealing with finals. Now, I have all the time in the world, and now you decide to be recalcitrant? And no, trying to get me to read The Hagakure and/or The Tale of Genji does not count. Really.

And neither does trying to get me to solve this linguistic tangle you have presented me. *sigh*

cut for Goa'uld Linguistic Shenanigans )
ultranos: sam can kill you with her brain (I'm secretly amused actually)
Yesterday, I had an hours-long zephyr conversation with [livejournal.com profile] shanghairain, which was really me running thought-trains at him for hours. The upside of this is that I finally figured out what was pinging wrong with BDtH. It's a lot more complex and nuanced than I originally thought, so I'm also glad I figured it out now instead of when trying to write it earlier and having to throw it all out.

The downside is that I have to wait until Wednesday evening at the earliest to actually do something about it (curse you, quantum). At least I have a few days to let the implications and consequences percolate through my head.

It should also be noted that [livejournal.com profile] shanghairain and I should not be allowed to have late-night zephyr conversations. He totally encourages me when I come up with the truly cracktastic ideas.
ultranos: ibuki maya sitting at laptop in shorts and a t-shirt, eating a cookie, with prompt \\ "Rocks fall; everybody dies." (this would be much simpler)
Is there an episode/scene where someone on SG-1 eats cake, other than "Brief Candle"?

Yes, this is related to the last post. You should see my Excel spreadsheet. Yes, I might be insane.
ultranos: sam can kill you with her brain (I'm secretly amused actually)
I think the heat is getting to me (no, I am not counting being woken up by the poster falling down on my head this morning). Otherwise, I'm at an utter and complete loss as to explain the SG fanfic in my head. Real fanfic, as opposed to stuff I can throw into Spearhead and blindside my players with. (Note to self: Look up other dead languages. Don't stop at Linear B.)

[If my players are going to pull things like buying dinosaurs for six bars of chocolate off of a 37 on a Diplomacy check, I get to pull out the weirdshit.]

One good thing I've noticed in writing out background notes for the new fic (it's the one I've been complaining about, now with title, so we all know I'm serious), as well as Mens et Manus, is that, by walking into this fandom essentially blind, I can make wild assertions (where by "wild", I mean "I am extrapolating these things and not picking it up from fanon". It probably matches approximately few other people's) based only on my understanding of canon. This will probably lead to some people scratching their heads, while other parties get to sit back and be amused.
ultranos: daniel sleeping on a nuke (even my sleep is dangerous)
You know, when I complained about having writer's block, I did not need to come up with another WIP. For Stargate, no less. (At least this one might (maybe?) be short.)

Dammit, Sam Carter! What the hell are you doing? Anjirousu, stop talking to her. You're giving each other ideas! I know you claim to have nothing to do with this latest one, but this is totally something you'd pull. Don't think I've forgotten about the pirate-verse, Targasa.

I will be driven insane by two characters who live inside my head.

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"So she's good cop, he's bad cop, you're morally-questionable cop, and I'm set-things-on-fire cop."

"Sounds about right."

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"WARNING: When attempting to be clever, make sure you not actually just being stupid."

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"Did you remember to sacrifice the goat before burning the ISO to the DVD-R?"

"Crap! Um, I've got a charred piece of meat here."

"That's called a steak. That's dinner. What about the sacrifices?"

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"I escape through quantum-tunneling. What do I need to roll for that?"

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"Why is it called a 'Monkeylord'?"

"Because it looks like a spider."

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"I have a moral objection to this problem. It implies microwaving a steak."

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"Did you eat the crazy cookies this morning?"

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"The GPU goes 4 by 4, hurrah, hurrah."

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