April 29th, 2007

children of dune - leto 1

remix rec - the pledge and the turn by miss-porcupine

remix_redux names are up!

Okay, the remixer of my fic was by miss_porcupine, which, right, not a surprise, but still utterly, *mindblowingly* perfect.

The Pledge and the Turn by miss_porcupine, remix of What I Look For On the Sides of Mountains.

To me, ideally, a remix is the author taking the original story as their own, doing what the author can't. And in this case, it's utterly true; miss_porcupine does everything I can't and never thought of--the part of Altantis that's reports and explanations and carefully worded summaries and politics, in a very subtle way. And how Lorne does his own kind of remixes, which amusees me a lot on some level.

And I love, love, how Lorne connected the dots using minimal data and a lot of very smart conjecture. And I love how Lorne's learned to read Sheppard by reading his team. It's great.

But short version--it's good. It's awesome. It's pretty much *fantastic*. And Lorne is so perfect he makes me smile.

Thanks miss_porcupine. I'm honored beyond words.
children of dune - leto 1

remix: kahs-wan, sga, sheppard/mckay

Okay, so.

The remix I did was for sheafrotherdon's Traturian Thaw.

Remix title Kahs-Wan.

For the person who did the little jig in the comments--animated? I wondered where it came from originally! I got it from the books. Um, Star Trek The IDIC Epidemic by Jean Lorrah (?), I think, with the half-Klingons doing that in place of their Survival thingie. I have such a memory for completely useless information, but the first thing I thought after reading sheafrotherdon's story was, "Oh my God the aliens watch Star Trek too."

Which lets face it. Atlantis? The aliens totally watch Star Trek.

Um, usually, I'd post it here and all, but honestly, it's happy where it is and I owe sheafrotherdon an apology--by the time I got this back for editing, I was totally beyond able to deal, so I did a very fast and dirty spellcheck before posting. I'd planned to go back that weekend and do a polished version, but that totally did not even come close to happening. As soon as I can, I'll at least go through and do something cleaner than I have now, if not the fuller additions I'd originally planned.

Author Notes:

I just--liked this one. Unlike last year, where trinityofone's fic just magnetized me, this one made me warm and happy and all--pleased. It's sweet and warm and has that cool aliens-doing-weird-alien-things and there's h/c and Rodney in danger, but the pure emotion in it drew me in and I just couldn't imagine trying to touch any other story when this one took up my total attention. I hope I did it justice, and I hope you truly enjoyed it. Thank you for the privilege of being able to work on something that made me so happy when I was done. Not a lot of my fic does, but this one made me smile the entire time.

PS - aurora_84 - if I'd thought to make it a competition, you totally win. *g* That was a good guess.
children of dune - leto 1

book reading

Okay, so book report.

I read (or re-read) the following over the last two weeks:

(re-read, six or eight years since last reading)
Winds of Fate
Winds of Change
Winds of Fury

(new, read)
Exile's Valor
Exile's Honor
Take a Thief

(new, read)
Sun in Glory

(re-read, six or eight years since last reading)
Arrows of the Queen
Arrow's Flight
Arrow's Fall

(re-read, pretty much memorized)
By the Sword

(re-read, prety much memorized)
Brightly Burning

(have read, didn't this sitting)
Oathbound
Oathbreakers
Oathblood

(have read, didn't this sitting)
Sword of Ice

Hmm, I think that's all I've read or have. I made it through part of the Mage Winds, but never finished, and a long time ago read The Gryphon trilogy, but I don't own it (yes, that's next on my purchase list) and am still avoiding The Last Herald Mage because dear God, the synopsis alone is depressing. I think I missed a couple, but feel free to enlighten me on what in Valdemar I missed.

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