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There's someone I have been friend with on Facebook I never talk to and I only friended because we went to a web design seminar together. I keep her hidden, because I know she's a homophobic bigot, but every now and then I check her timeline for new gems.

And oh, she didn't disappoint. She detests that one gay Italian politician is raising a kid with his partner, and between all the classic homophobic comments, she also claimed tghat he will never know what real parenthood is because the only bond that matters is the one created through pregnancy.

I was tempted to say something but then kept my thoughts to themselves. What a terrible thing to say. How disrespectful to parents and children in non-traditional and expanded families.

It saddens me to know that there's someone out there, in 2017, who's teaching their kid that love is conditional.
prowler_pilot: (Liz green)
This is the first fic I've written for Sparktober. I have a WIP that I wonder whether I'll be able to finish, and another idea for my BSG/SGA verse. Damn you plotbunnies!!


Title: New Angles
Rating: PG
Pairing: Sparky
Summary: After being rescued from the Asurans, Elizabeth is back on Atlantis and waiting for the IOA to decide on her fate. John tries to make her feel at home as she struggles with her new part human, part replicator identity. Pre-ship, mild UST. A tiny bit of Angst. Set in an alternate S4.
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prowler_pilot: (JA joy)
Title: Mysteries and politics
Rating: PG-13 for mentions of sex
Fandom: BSG/SGA crossover (only BSG characters are present, but there are multiple references to the Stargate universe)
Pairing: established Roslin/Adama
Timeline: BSG: season 4.5 / SGA: no specific references, but in my mind this occurs after The Real World.
Summary: Just an A/R vignette set on Atlantis after the Galactica ends up on Lantea in our future.
A/N: This little piece follows “It was a dark and stormy night”, which I wrote, I kid you not, over 5 years ago. This is probably the first time I've actually written Adama/Roslin, despite their being one of my main OTPs.

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prowler_pilot: (JA joy)
Title: Home
Rating: G
Pairing: pre-sparky, mild UST
Timeline: Early season 2. This is set on Earth.
Summary: Elizabeth's trip to Earth does not go as planned and she asks for the support of her second-in-command.
A/N: I was just not feeling it tonight and then I saw some Sparky gif on Tumblr. This followed.

Fic under cut )
prowler_pilot: (JA joy)
Title: Air and Water
Fandom: SGA
Pairing: John/Liz UST.
Rating: PG
Summary: Unable to go to sleep, Colonel John Sheppard heads down to the pool for a late night swim.
A/N: For [livejournal.com profile] vickysg1, who gave me the prompt insomnia months ago

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prowler_pilot: (JA joy)
Title: I can't say goodbye again
Author: valeria_sg_1
Recipient: galfridian
Pairing: John/Elizabeth, mentions of Rodney/Katie Brown
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Not mine, just having a little fun with them
Author's Notes: For galfridian at [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa
Summary: A year after her they lost her to the Replicators, Elizabeth suddenly reappears on the Alpha Site.


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prowler_pilot: (JA joy)
Title: War diary
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: SGA and its characters are not mine.
Summary: A bit of late night reading.
A/N: real life got in the way of me writing something more serious so here's some shameless fluff. It *is* Sparktober, after all.
Written for Sparktober 2014.

The battle was short... )
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Do you know any non-native speaker of English that writes fanfiction for manga / anime fandoms and might be willing to participate in a research project? They don't really have to do anything except give me permission to analyze their (unbetaed) fanfic and quote small snippets of it in my research (which may or may not be published - it's my PhD thesis). I would do my best to maintain anonymity, like I did with my previous research of course.

If you know any friendly manga / anime communities here on LJ, feel free to point me there so that I might contact the managers :)

Thank you kids!!

PS: If you could share this message on your LJ and link it back to my journal would also be immensely appreciated!
prowler_pilot: (Plotbunny)
I don't know if the Beckett / Regina fanfic will ever get finished, I am so fucking busy and sleep-deprived at the moment that writing is not an option and I really want to cross 'fanfic' off my to do list share a snippet of my work in progress with you.

270 words, Castle and Beckett, G.

clickity )
prowler_pilot: (JA joy)
I seem to remember I owed [livejournal.com profile] seramercury a John/Aeryn drabble. There it goes.

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Being a space nomad/refugee also means that trivial things such as looks and appereance, clothes, jewels and hairdos lose their importance, and yet Laura always manages to look awesome, even when she shouldn't.

Roslin love )
prowler_pilot: (Aeryn high)
Among other things, Vala has a wonderful wardrobe. She's 360° awesome!

pics )
prowler_pilot: (Laura smile)
I could not find an entire song for Roslin, oddly enough. Guiding the survivors of a barely missed genocide to a new home while dealing with petty political play and an untreatable illness appears not to be a very popular topic with songwriters. However, I want to highlight a few lines from Bette Davis Eyes that remind me of her:

She'll take a tumble on you
roll you like you were dice
until you come up blue


The song itself is overtly sexual and inappropriate to describe Laura, but I feel that image of the dice fits the manipulative streak we see from day one and throughout the series.
She's expert and subtle with friends and rivals; she has them where she wants them without them even realizing it; she lies through her teeth and she's not afraid to break promises made to her war enemies.
prowler_pilot: (Ben and Claud screw up)
Quetesh. I always found that aspect of Vala fascinating. Not many people become hosts to blood-thirsty Goa'uld and live to tell the tale. Unfortunately, in the wake of Goa'uld defeat and the Ori threat, that particular subject was breached only tangentially, in The Powers that Be and Memento Mori, as well as in Continuum.

I was very pleasantly surprised about how the issue was addressed in the SG1 novel Roswell (Whitelaw and Fallon), which I absolutely recommend.

Today I bring you a fanfic about the time Vala was still host to Quetesh. It's femslash, nc-17 (hey, it's the goddess of sex we're talking about), pairing up Vala-Quetesh with Sarah Gardner-Osiris

Link to fanfic: Elusion
prowler_pilot: (Laura opera house)
I might have bitten off more than I can chew here. I admit I am intimidated by Laura Roslin, as a woman, and as a character in a more technical, narrative sense, because she's so three-dimensional and multi-layered. A contradicting tangle of raw emotions, cold-blooded rationality, subtle manipulation, stubborn resilience, instinctive nurturing and deep faith. The complexity with which all these traits interweave with one another, triggering actions that affect the entire fleet, goes beyond every other television character I've known before. She's eerily human.

I feel I have not cracked the Roslin code yet, so this is going to be quite a challenge.
prowler_pilot: (Aeryncute)
I could not NOT claim Vala for this, as strange as it may sound. Vala and I are probably very close to being polar opposites, name similarity notwithstanding. Even as I found myself grimacing at Daniel's treatment of her on screen, deep down I knew that I would have probably done the same thing in real life.

And yet, there is something oddly fascinating about what lies beyond that shallow façade of hers. I blame most of her inappropriateness and apparently reckless action on bad writing. They pushed the comedic aspect too far but they were dealing with a character that had very little comedy, or cheerfulness in her life. They turned it into a farce at every chance they got, and while I found Vala's antics entertaining, and Black's performance spot-on and thoroughly enjoyable, the character suffered in terms of consistency and depth.

There was so much more about Vala Mal Doran than the few snippets of bare humanity we saw in seasons 9-10. She was never a poster girl for honesty and ethics, but when she was first introduced, we saw a cunning con artist, smart, tech-savy, who could hack and take command of a huge ship based on unfamiliar technology. We learn that she's an ex-host, a survivor, and that she has to deal not only with the haunting memories of the atrocities that her Goa'uld committed materially through her body, but with the knowledge that she can never go back to her old life.

I will try to discuss different aspects of the character during this week, and try and bring to the fore what quite obviously simmered under the surface and yet - almost - never had the chance to emerge on screen. Tonight I'm leaving you with a song that I included in a Vala fanmix back in 2007 and that I feel strongly relates to her emotional story:

Dido - Life for Rent )
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So, the Erasmus students thing was a complete disaster. Only two people showed up, and that's obviously not enough for a research. As I can't write on my paper's conclusions that 'students are dickheads', I'll need to to find an alternative way to get my data.

(I'm presenting this at a conference, my abstract says explicitly that there will be survey results so there's no changing part of my research now)

So, I was brainstorming with my advisor on e-mail and LJ came up. I'd rather be there to monitor participants, but as we think about a different solution I might as well test the waters here.

The survey involves watching two videos and answering a few questions about it, including two fill-the-gaps exercises. With yesterday's kids it took about a half hour, most of the time goes watching the videos. If you'd be willing to help (but only if you're sure you have the time for it) drop me a comment.


I wish I could say this is the last time I do research with actual people, but I'm a damn sociolinguist *headdesk*
prowler_pilot: (Plotbunny)
I was working on another fic but it was raining yesterday and it put me in a 'fall' mood. It's bad and makes no sense and it made me realize that I don't know how to write Elizabeth anymore, but at least I've broken the curse.

Title: It was a dark and stormy night
Fandom: BSG, SGA
Characters: Laura Roslin, Elizabeth Weir
Timeline: BSG – early season 4, SGA – season 2-3
Wordcount: around 1,000.

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