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Rec: Assess This [sg-1] (beginnings challenge)

Title: Assess This
Author: Betacandy betacandy
Rating: PG
Characters: Team, Dr. Fraiser
Spoilers: General for first season
Author's summary: On Janet Fraiser’s third day at the SGC, she meets SG-1 for the first time, as they return from the mission in "Emancipation". Sam gets in trouble, Daniel gets in trouble, Jack gets maternal, and Janet gets to go home and shower.

This feels like a continuation of the episode that just didn't make onto film. Everyone's wonderfully in character and still trying to figure out where they fit into the scheme of things.

Assess This
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"Beginnings" challenge!

So, first ever challenge--this is, as I said in the previous post, similar to the sga_flashfic challenges, but the emphasis is on exploring (often over-looked) characters and aspects of canon. There are a lot of cliches and fanon floating around, and we're encouraging you to take a good look at what's actually there in the shows.


We're kicking things off with a "beginnings" challenge, which might mean the events during the beginning of either of the shows, a character's beginning with the Stargate program, or even the beginning of the program itself--after all, the very first, aborted start of the Stargate program was back in 1945.

Write new stories, post stories you've already written, or recommend stories that fit the challenge. The deadline is the end of the month. Please use the !challenge tag for any submissions, since that will make it much easier for me to stick things in memories. And, of course, the stories need to meet the requirements for posting to the library.

Feel free to share any suggestions for future challenges.


Go to it!
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Poll about monthly challenges

kriadydragon and I are thinking of running a monthly challenge, open to new fic, old fic, and fic recs. It would be similar to the sga_flashfic challenges, but the emphasis would be on exploring (often over-looked) characters and aspects of canon. There are a lot of cliches and fanon floating around, and we'd like to encourage people to take a good look at what's actually there in the shows.

To kick things off, we were considering a "beginnings" challenge, which might mean the events during the beginning of one of the shows, a character's beginning with the Stargate program, or even the beginning of the program itself--after all, the very first, aborted start of the Stargate program was back in 1945.

Participants could write new stories, post stories they have already been written, or recommend stories that fit the challenge requirements. The deadline would be the end of the month. And, of course, the stories would have to meet the requirements for posting to the library.


So, what do you think--yes? No? Have a better idea you'd like to share with us?
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Seventh Turning

I'll humbly offer a fic for the library.  If its not considered canon, feel free to remove it.

Title: Seventh Turning
Author: Lauriel
Rating:
PG-13
Spoilers:
This Mortal Coil
Warnings:
None
Summary:
A small boy's life crumbles around him as his family and home are destroyed. He attaches himself to the four member team of strangers who come through the Ancestral Ring, especially their leader, a tall dark-haired man called 'Sheppard'.
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The Ties that Bind by Kristen999

Title: The Ties that Bind
Author: kirsten999
rating: PG-13 or T
Spoilers: season four, reunion
Warnings: Violence, language
summary: Ronon asks Sheppard to join him on a dangerous search unaware that some answers are gained in the journey.

A wonderful Ronon/Sheppard friendship piece that deals with the aftermath of Reunion. Action packed with a bad guy you love to hate, and an excellent character study of both the boys.
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News

I would like to remind everyone that the canon library is not a recommendation site only. You are allowed to post links to your own stories or post the stories themselves. Also, links to gen and/or canon challenges or challenge communties are also permitted.

With that said, I would like to promote the following community - sga_genficathon. An all-gen ficathon for SGA (gen, not canon. So AUs are allowed.)

Encouraged are links to posts concerning fanon vs canon issues (see bratfarrar's entry below.) Those pesky fanon cliches have a way of being a bad influence on a fic, sometimes.
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Rec: Canon vs. Fanon [sg-1]

For the past year or so, sg_fignewton has been slowly separating SG-1 canon from fanon - largely in reference to Daniel, but Jack's got an entry, and there's an excellent one on sorting out what exactly is and isn't canon. Which can be difficult to figure out, given all the various alternate and virtual realties the team visited over the years. This is an excellent resource for anyone interested in writing an accurate portrayal of SG-1, or for simply becoming more familiar with the series.

Canon vs. Fanon