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Dark Fest FAQ

This fic festival celebrates all that is dark and squirmy about all the fandoms out there. It's currently open for prompts. The best part is you don't need to provide prompts in order to write for it, and you don't need to write for it in order to provide prompts.

Last year I did a short vignette about Ephram (Defying Gravity) losing his mind along with his sobriety. I can honestly say that without the fest, I never would have even considered writing DG. So wander over and leave a prompt, or browse last year's for some inspiration.

There can never be enough dark fic.
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Title: For Your Entertainment
Author: [livejournal.com profile] skinscript
Rating: Teen (Slash)
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Wordcount: ~4600
Disclaimer: Seriously?
Posted at: [livejournal.com profile] mckay_sheppard
Spoilers (SGA): None
Note: This follows Thanks for the Memories, an SGA/QAF crossover I did quite some time ago. There are several mentions of the events of that story in this one, and some sly references to QAF. Ideally, TFTM should be read first, but I think this one can squeak by on its own.

Summary: After Pittsburgh, John struggles to figure it all out: how did Rodney hide all this? Who is the real McKay under it all? And most importantly: What does John really want to do about it?
A/N: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] goblie and [livejournal.com profile] debris_k for helping me out. It is very appreciated.



John knew that things had changed. Really, fundamentally changed. And all he wanted to do was get drunker so he didn't have to think about it. )

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Title: A Little Less Conversation
Written for: [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] seramercury
Rating: PG13
Words: 3000
Pairing: Sheppard/Weir
Prompt: Sheppard/Weir, Sheppard whump (mental, physical or emotional), Sheppard communicating with Atlantis, Rodney and John friendship, SG1 crossover. [I think I got everything except the crossover part. Hope you like it!]
Summary: Elizabeth leaves the city to close a trade agreement at a neutral location. A sudden Wraith attack leaves her and John stranded, and their forced proximity brings feelings to the surface that they'd both been ignoring.


John didn't want Elizabeth to go on the mission, not at all. )

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Title: Untitled - pending
Author: [livejournal.com profile] skinscript
Rating: unrated (pg so far)
Fandom: Vampire Diaries
Warnings: None yet, possible spoilers for anything that's aired
Wordcount: 1000
Posted to: Just here, til it's done.
Pairings: Stefan/Elena so far - dunno yet past that. Overall this is Gen/Humour, not shipping
Summary: Damon makes good on his threat to go on the Amazing Race, and drags Stefan, Elena, and Alaric with him.

Part One - Altanta



Part Two - Atlanta )

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Title: Untitled - pending
Author: [livejournal.com profile] skinscript
Rating: unrated (pg so far)
Fandom: Vampire Diaries
Warnings: None yet, possible spoilers for anything that's aired
Wordcount: 1000
Posted to: Just here, til it's done.
Pairings: Stefan/Elena so far - dunno yet past that. Overall this is Gen/Humour, not shipping



Damon makes good on his threat to go on the Amazing Race, and drags Stefan, Elena, and Alaric with him. )

Spirit Day

Oct. 2nd, 2010 10:56 pm
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] neo_prodigy at Spirit Day
 


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.


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I think my thoughts can be summed up by:

"Uhm. What?"

ETA: After half a day to consider, it's now: "No. Really. WHAT?"
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I'm very happy to be here.

Of course, that could be the 4 Long Island Iced Teas speaking. :)

It took a bit longer to get downtown than usual, thanks to lots of construction on the roads, and my brain fade of forgetting that one can not get to Spadina from Lakeshore, but about 1/2 late I arrived at my hotel, which is connected directly to the Convention Centre where the event is being held.

What greeted me was... A line up. A really, really LONG freaking line up.

I called Ash to see where he was. His answer: in the line; about a kilometer from the entrance.

This is the first year that we've seen such a thing, and it turns out that it is largely due to the event being held in the North building this year, instead of the south one. When the event is in the south building, the line sort of loosely travels through the whole (ginormous) convention centre, and the actual processing of the people happens much more in bulk. This year, the crowd was forced to gather on the street rather than within the building, because there were only two doors through which to enter. Apparently the Toronto police department got a bit concerned about the size of the crowd (which was in the several thousand even before the doors opened) and took over crowd control.

For myself, I managed by accident to line jump straight to the front, and ended up not waiting in line. When I got through to the pre-paid ticket section, there were ten (10!!!) ticket counters that were manned but had no line up - because the Toronto police security detail had elected to only allow 100ish people through the doors at a time.

Did a walkabout the vendor floor - fun stuff in the Tron booth, the Buried Alive coffin ride, the Alien pod booth, and it was lovely to see a Supernatural Metallicar (with correct license plate) taking up the CW booth.

I still would have rather seen Ian Somerholder, but I can't really complain.

I got to talk to some of the artists I like, and sat in on a couple of sketch duels (always fun).

I have yet to decide if I forgive them for having Tahmoh Penikett's Q&A at the exact same time as James Marsters'. Right now, it's not looking good.

Cheerio!
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This weekend is Fan Expo, which is Toronto's largest and best-attended fan event of the year. It includes Anime Expo, Horror Expo, Sci-Fi/Fantasy Expo, Comic Expo, and Gaming Expo all together under one roof. I've been going for the past several years, and I can honestly say that it's the best event I've attended. Usually a bit weak on organization, especially around getting people in and out of the Q&A rooms, but overall great fun. Two years ago I got to meet (for real, not just look at) Buzz Aldrin - which was a highlight of my life so far. Aaron Douglas tends to come every year, to at a minimum cruise the floor and chat with fans. Two years ago I ran into Kate Hewlett (again, literally - I almost plowed the poor woman over) and we chatted about how devastating the cancellation news was with SGA. The authors and artists who attend are amazingly fun, and easily 70% of the 60K people who show up cosplay too.

Who knows what I'll see this year!
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Hey everyone

Seems like it's been an exciting couple of weeks while I was gone.

The good news is I had a fantastic time overall.

The bad news part 1 is that I had a somewhat spectacular beach accident and ended up with dislocated toes and really horrible bruising on my left foot. It laid me up for a few days and is still being a hell of a bitch.

Bad news part 2 is that I wasn't able to work on Atlantis Big Bang at ALL while I was gone, which means that I believe I am out for this year.

The ...er... mitigating news? Is that I still plan on writing Unleashed; it will just take longer than expected.

How have you all been?
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Title: The Message
Author: [livejournal.com profile] skinscript
Fandom: The Vampire Diaries (Show'verse)
Rating: Teen
Warning: Violence
Spoilers: 1.21 Isobel
Wordcount: 2800
Posted to: [livejournal.com profile] tvd_fic
Summary: Isobel ignored his threat. Damon can't let that stand.



Yes, Isobel will have to be dealt with. )

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850 words. Better than the big fat zero I had yesterday. Let's see if I can increase that pace over the next couple of weeks. Ideally, we could match last year's schedule. Wish me luck!
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As per mme [livejournal.com profile] goblie (though I'll be surprised if enough folks read here to have anyone actually reply... :) )

IF YOU COMMENT ON THIS JOURNAL, I SHALL...

1. Respond with something random about you.

2. Tell you which colour you remind me of.

3. Tell you my first memory of you.

4. Tell you what animal you remind me of.

5. Ask you something I've always wondered about you.

6. Tell you my favourite thing about you.

7. Tell you my least favourite thing about you.

8. Challenge you to post this on your journal.
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Title: Just a Taste - Damon
Author: [livejournal.com profile] skinscript
Fandom: The Vampire Diaries (Show'verse)
Rating: Teen
Spoilers: 1.19 Miss Mystic Falls
Wordcount: 2200
Posted to: [livejournal.com profile] damon_elena, [livejournal.com profile] story_lottery
Prompt: #1 - joker (#25 - a cell)
Summary: Damon watches Elena falls asleep in the hallway, and is pulled into her dream world, where a little fun takes a disturbing turn. [Damon POV]

A/N: Unexpected! W00t!



Detonation. )

Elena POV


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Title: Just a Taste
Author: [livejournal.com profile] skinscript
Fandom: The Vampire Diaries (Show'verse)
Rating: Teen
Spoilers: 1.19 Miss Mystic Falls
Wordcount: 2000
Posted to: [livejournal.com profile] damon_elena, Kink Bingo
Summary: Elena falls asleep in the hallway, and pulls Damon into a dream that takes an unexpected but inevitable turn.


I have to say, Elena, you have impeccable taste. )

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Title: Refuge
Author: [livejournal.com profile] skinscript
Rating: PG
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Warnings: Alternate Universe, crack-y
Wordcount: 4400
Posted to: [livejournal.com profile] story_lottery, [livejournal.com profile] mckay_sheppard

Prompt: #19 - A Lagoon

Summary: When an angry, injured orca is brought into Atlantis Aquarium after tangling with a motorboat, Director Elizabeth Weir figures it is a golden opportunity to keep also injured trainer John Sheppard busy. Soon, the whole staff is engaged in unravelling the orca's complicated past.

A/N: This story ends a bit abruptly - originally it was planned to be quite a bit longer. While a complete story, it nonetheless leaves many things open-ended. I don't expect at this point to write a sequel.



The high-pitched scream of an angry whale split the quiet. )

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Title: The Long Fall
Author: [livejournal.com profile] skinscript
Warnings: Drug Use
Rating: G
Wordcount: 1000
Posted to: [livejournal.com profile] dark_fest
Prompt: Evram Mintz, Coping mechanisms, addiction. On earth, Evram drank to forget. On Antares, he can't get alcohol, but he does have the keys to the drugs cabinet.



Nothing else really smelled like burnt human flesh. )

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Title: The Daedalus Ascension
Author: [livejournal.com profile] skinscript
Rating: G
Spoilers: 5.04 Daedalus Variations
Wordcount: 1000
Posted to: [livejournal.com profile] sga_episodefic, [livejournal.com profile] story_lottery
Prompt: #24 - space
Summary: The other team has a happy ending.


Rodney glanced around the Daedalus storage bay. He hated this place, now. )
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I love it when something comes together.

I now have the basic storyline for a sequel to 'whipping boy' - Still hardcore sci-fi, still lots of action and sacrifice, and still including my favourite OC team. It will be told by Lorne and John again, too.

Most importantly - it brings me a way to have John and Rodney on opposite sides of a conflict believably! Wooooooo!

I'll likely be canvassing for betas, if anyone is interested.
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I love this challenge. Write 7 stories based on prompts, chosen by lottery. Fun!

[livejournal.com profile] story_lottery

Round 3 post here

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