renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (carson coffee)
It's been a while since I've done a rec post.

The Big Bang Theory
"The Earth Moved 1,117.7 Miles in Our Kitchen" (PG-13) by [ profile] rashaka & [ profile] irrel . Sheldon/Penny
"An Unlikely Pairing" (PG) by [ profile] redgrunt84 . Sheldon/Penny
"Back Through Interruption" (G) by [ profile] lilyayl . Sheldon/Penny
"Wobble" (G) by [ profile] lilyayl . Sheldon/Penny
Sheldon/Penny fan art by [ profile] znuese

Stargate Atlantis
"Chocolate Pudding" (G) by [ profile] kazlynh - Ronon whumpage
"Adaptation" . "Scratch & Sniff" (PG) by [ profile] theporchlife - Ronov/Keller drabbles
"Tap That Keyboard, Monkey Boy" (PG-13) by [ profile] magneticwave . crackeriffic Ronon/Keller college AU
"past time" (PG) by [ profile] siriaeve . Ronon/Amelia
"a piece of sun, burned like a coin in my hand" (PG) by [ profile] siriaeve . Ronon/Keller
"The Atlantis Primary" (G) by [ profile] magneticwave . Ronon/Keller/McKay, sorta

renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (Default)
I need another beta. Preferably one that resides on the same continent. It would be wonderful if they lived in the same time zone as well. I've come to realize that it's good to have a few people on standby.

While I'm on the subject, I feel like there must be an easier way to find a beta reader. I mean, has a nice directory, but it's not specific as to pairing. It'd be awesome to have a little "Beta Audition" or something. Like, send my work out to different people, and see what kind of notes they make, and choose the one I like best. I suppose it's a process of trial and error anyway, as I did something similar to get my current beta (who is awesome, but lives 6 times zones away). In the end, you, the writer can take or leave their suggestions, because it is your story, after all.

However, I've found that it helps if the beta is on the same page with you as far as sensibilities about characters and such. They don't try to change the story, just tell you what needs to be fleshed out or developed more, or maybe give suggestion on how to smooth out the dialogue and make it flow. This is really a pet peeve of mine when it comes to characters that have a distinct way of speaking. Like Ronon Dex. I have a hard time reading a story with him if the person doesn't nail his dialogue. That totally takes me out of the story, because if I can't believe a character would say something, then that frays at the integrity and believability of the balance of the narrative, no matter how awesome the idea of the story was/is.

But anyway. . . I still need another beta. So this is me, asking around.

In other news: Recs

fic recs )

Art recs )

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renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (kiss)
Well, y'all, I have a bit of a dilemma.

I've been working on the next chapter of "Back Home," and I've got the first scene written. I suppose it pretty pivotal, with one final revelation before the action heads to Earth (finally). All the other chapters of the story have been more than one scene, but I feel like there's nothing left to discuss really without going on to the next chapter. I suppose I already answered the question I was going to ask of you all:

Should I post what I have and focus on writing the next chapter?

Sometimes it helps to talk these things out. I suppose I'll shoot what I have over to my beta and then y'all will have some new writing to read in the next day or so.

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Some recs white you wait:

Fic: "Stars Fall Down" (PG) by [personal profile] smittywing  - One of the first R/K fics I read. I forgot about it until I came across it on a Stargate fluff fic community, [profile] spdf_weekly .

Vid: "No Sleep Tonight" by [profile] bleeding_muse  - This video made me like the song. :)

Art: "SGA, John/Teyla" by [personal profile] ileliberte  - She used a reference pic that I suggested, and it turned out pretty nice. :)

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renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (Default)
It's time for another round of [profile] paintedspires  recs. Seriously, if you haven't been checking out the art by now, you're missing out. However, these are some of my faves from the past few weeks.

"Seasons in Atlantis" by [profile] _phoon_  - Yeah, this is my favorite piece so far, and that's saying a lot because there's a lot of awesome art. However, I'm partial to Mucha's style and the art nouveau theme. However, this piece is great on top of the aforementioned qualities. All the team members are so well done, and the likenesses and designs fit them perfectly.

"Auguries of Innocence" by [personal profile] mortari  - A very beautiful montage of images, interpreting a William Blake poem.

"Muppet: Atlantis" by [personal profile] astridv  - Ok, this one just wins for humor alone. Go look. You'll see. (and there are icons!)

"Sheppard & Steampunk!Puddlejumper" by [personal profile] ratcreature  - The creativity in this piece is excellent as well as the artist's skill with using traditional media, in this case, acrylics.

"the team, the family" by [profile] rimorob  - This entry wins for cuteness and achievement in hair rendering, especially of John and Ronon.

"Mate in Three" by [personal profile] sharky_chan - Rodney is proved wrong, in sequential format to to boot. :)

"Knowing is Half the Battle" by [personal profile] calcitrix  - Someone made the mistake of teaching Ronon how to play basketball. I like the relative expressions of the characters involved, and the background looks really good. I suck at perspective, so I can really appreciate this.

I hope you enjoy these and leave comments and encourage the artists so we can get more of this amazing work in the future. :)

renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (Default)
More wonderful art from [ profile] paintedspires:

"Puddlejump(egg)er" by [ profile] retrofit88- Extremely creative idea and interpretation of the prompt.
"Regency AU" by [ profile] leyna55- Awesome team AU, featuring some minor characters
"i like my body when" by [ profile] stitched_scars- Absolutely beautiful graphics featuring Teyla

renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (teylaronon)
Q: Should I be writing/drawing right now?
A: Totally. That and a great many other things.

John Sheppard: Assassin by [personal profile] elli 
Atlantis Quarterly by [personal profile] slodwick 
It's a Strange World by [personal profile] steammmpunk 
Fantastic Voyage
by [personal profile] pentapus 

The Pegasus Galaxy Darwin Awards by [personal profile] sholio  -  PG, gen fic
Light Up, Light Up by [personal profile] briar_pipe  - PG-13, gen fic
The Princess Thief by [personal profile] ladyjax  - G, Teyla-centric, AU
Wisconsin Rules by [personal profile] madkrazyghetto  - PG, Ronon/Keller (I happened across this fic today, and it made me smile)

Enjoy. :)
renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (Default)
Ok, this is kinda insane. . .

I've recieved 44 comments and counting on my first [profile] paintedspires  piece (it's been less than 24 hours; I'm floored). I never thought I'd get so much love. It's all extremely encouraging. Thanks so much for the incredible feedback.

There's some very amazing art so far, and it's only the first week of posting. Here are some of my favorites:

"Ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?" by [personal profile] astridv 

"JLA: The Pegasus Project" by [profile] _kiden 

"Trouble Mounting" by [personal profile] calcitrix 

"Uncounted" by [personal profile] aesc 

"SGA Detective Noir" by [profile] leyna55 

"Let the Tabbies Win" by [personal profile] pentapus 

"Pleasant Excursion..." by [personal profile] bruinsfan 

Obviously, I can't wait to see what people have in store for the next few weeks.

four recs

Apr. 9th, 2008 11:16 pm
renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (Default)
A few things to share. . . for you to enjoy.

"Hero For A New Age" by [personal profile] smittywing  - (Rononon, Rodney) friendship, lots comic book references, very well-written and insightful
"Line of Inquiry" by [personal profile] shetiger  - (a hint of Teyla/Bates)

Team SGA Steampunk AU by [profile] leyna55 
"The Long Winter" by [personal profile] pentapus

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Now, there's some art and a fic that I need to attend to. I'm 1,000+ words into chapter 2 of "Back Home".

May 2012

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