Next part of ltlj's Deflection is up here -- for those of you who live beneath huge rocks in a galaxy even more distant than Pegasus, it's--well, I have no idea. She's asked no one spoil or spec in her lj. I am asking the opposite. Please, in comments, give me your theories. I have like, two or three and many many pointless asides, but all have huge holes that one could easily fly a good size Wraith cruiser through and therefore, we should all gather together to speculate.
You realize that the next part, if the pattern continues, does not go up until Friday? Okay, I'm tense enough about House--this is too much stress.
General fangirl rambling
I had a fit of vague paranoia last time I updated my recs, partially from that thing where everyone discussed recs again, and no, I don't mean, oh those monsters, they hurt my tender budding rec feelings--more like, hmm, I wonder if I do those things? There were several things listed, and I agreed with most.
1.) Certain authors I tend to read and rec immediately. These authors, as a rule, write the way I most like to read, what I like to read, and I rarely twitch--except for that one, but that's another thing--when I re-read. It's just--cake or pie. Cake is the certainty, pie is the mystery, when I'm in a rush, cake is certain and less messy. That metaphor may not be completely accurate, but there you have it. Also--if a writer has been in fandom five thousand years and consistently writes good fic--yeah. They've kind of earned my blind trust at that point. And the longer they've been around, or the longer I have spent around them, the more and more I'll walk into a story, any story they write, blind and willing to risk it, even if it's *not* what I'm used to from them, even if I don't like what I think the story is about. I don't even think that's unfair.
2.) I don't actualy like everything I rec. Okay, that sounds wrong. But I don't have to like something to think it's an amazing piece of writing. It can be an amazing piece of writing and I can hate it and wish to burn it and scatter it on the wind. I am like that. See Immortality -- wow, just writing that makes me twitch. I really hate that story. That has never changed the fact I believed it and it's one of the best I have ever read in SV. Hate doesn't preclude me wanting to proclaim it is very, very good. It just keeps me from ever, ever re-reading it for any reason. And trying not to look at it directly when skimming my rec page.
3.) The majority of fic on my rec pages are stuff that is rereadable. With the exclusion of fic in category two above, as a rule, I rec what to me, is very, very rereadable, that when I re-read it, I get something new out of it, or it speaks to whatever part of my brain controls preference, or--it's like the equivalent of online coffee to me, okay? I want fic to be good the first time around, and I like it good rewarmed as well. Which actually explains why I'm enjoying gen so much in SGA--gen fic here is amazingly rereadable. See Retrograde, Refraction, et al.
4.) I have a strong, strong bend toward experimental writing. SGA hasn't given me a lot of opportunity to indulge my pet kink--reading something long and weirdly paced and oddly, oddly, *oddly* tensed, with strange ways of rendering pov, different ways of introducting the text--see nifra_idril. Maybe I just haven't been looking in the right places. Or maybe I just haven't noticed. Risk does good things for me, even if it fails.
5.) I'm character and pairing biased. Like you don't know that going in. So. John fic as opposed to other people fic, Sheppard/McKay as opposed to all other pairings. Gen fic when ltlj writes it, because she writes the perfect John Sheppard. Koschka, et al. Some others that I stumbled over and found cool. But seriously. If that's an actual problem, you seriously do not need to be anywhere near my rec page. Unless I go through some kind of obscure pairing renaissance--and wow, if it was, totally John/Ronon, cause dear God--this is pretty much what you're going to see on the SGA side of the fence.
Okay, now will you tell me what you think is going on in that story? Seriously. House stress. I shoulnd't be this tense over two different wips in two different mediums.