Podfic!

Jan. 10th, 2012 02:06 pm
alixtii: Jerin carrying Odelia, from the cover of A Brother's Price. (Brother's Price)
So [personal profile] tinypinkmouse linked some of her podfics of my stories to my originals on A03, including some she did over the summer--and which I'd had no clue even existed! This post at amplificathon includes links to podfics (and, of course, my original texts) for "Four Times Tony Stark Met Erik Lenscherr (And One Time He Didn't)" (Iron Man/XMM, Tony & Erik, minor het pairings), "Master and Commander" (Sarah Connor Chronicles, John/Allison), and "The Myrrh-Bearer's Gospel" (Biblefic, Mary Magdalene/Joanna). I'm especially excited about that last one, because I don't even know how to describe it, but there's something about [personal profile] tinypinkmouse's reading that just works for me (I think part of it is the congruence of her non-American accent with the non-American characters), and I'm not ashamed to admit that I choked up at a couple places as I listened to the podfic.

Plus she recorded Road to Emmaus (Firefly, Book, gen), which I did know about before, but can't remember if I mentioned in this journal or not.

And which reminds me that [personal profile] eosrose also recorded a couple of my stories over the past year, and even though I did know about those, looking over my recent entries I never pimped them here. So let me point out that she recorded Fatherhood (Parent Trap, Nick, gen) and Last Day on Earth (Ender's Game, Val & Peter, gen).

Lastly, recent acquisitions in technology related to present-giving on Christmas Day mean that I'm once again able to record podfic, so I spent this morning recording and then editing a podfic (link is to sendspace; it's a 23:40 mp3) of "Tiens, VoilĂ  Dix Sous, pour la Salle-de-Bains" [text] (Buffy, Buffy/Darla).
alixtii: Jerin carrying Odelia, from the cover of A Brother's Price. (Brother's Price)
Title: For Thou Art With Me (2/?)
Fandom: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Pairings: John/Savannah, John/Cameron
Summary: As Savannah grows up and explores her sexuality, John must come to terms with his own desires. Psalm 23-verse, timeline "Girls in Their Summer Clothes," sometime in between Unfulfilled and The Funeral of Sarah Connor.

For Thou Art With Me, 2/? )
alixtii: Daisy Wick (Bones)
Title: For Thou Art With Me (1/?)
Fandom: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Pairings: John/Savannah, John/Cameron
Summary: As Savannah grows up and explores her sexuality, John must come to terms with his own desires. Psalm 23-verse, timeline "Girls in Their Summer Clothes," sometime in between Unfulfilled and The Funeral of Sarah Connor.

For Thou Art With Me, 1/? )
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
Title: The Shadow's Chill
Fandom: Sarah Connor Chronicles
Pairing: Savannah/OFC
Summary: Savannah seeks release from having to fill John's shoes.

( The Shadow's Chill )
alixtii: John and Cameron, looking cue together. (Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Title: The Funeral of Sarah Connor, 1965-2017
Fandom: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Pairings: references to past/future John/Savannah
Summary: The leaders of the Resistance lay their mother to rest.

( The Funeral of Sarah Connor, 1965-2017 )
alixtii: John and Cameron, looking cue together. (Sarah Connor Chronicles)
CAMERON: You sent [Derek] back to wait for us. (in "Queen's Gambit")

This reaffirms the notion that Derek and Cameron come from the same timeline. (Or does it?) But when and why did John send Derek back?

If Derek was sent back to 2006+, then he would have been wiped away when Cameron changed history in 1999, and wouldn't appear in the new timeline The Sarah Connor Chronicles takes place in--unless both John's send back Derek: the first so that Cameron can remember it, and the second so that Derek can actually reach the destination. The thing is, they'd have to send John for different reasons: the latter John would send Derek back knowing that Cameron would cause Sarah and John to jump forward in the future, and the former John would send Derek back because--the thing is, I can't figure out a coherent reason why John would send Derek back.

He'd have to have known that Cameron was going to change history, because presumably he wouldn't have remembered meeting Cameron as a teenager. (I toyed with the possibility of ignoring T3 and assuming that John did remember meeting Cameron, and having it all be one big causality loop--but no, Sarah's death by cancer screws up that theory.) So it'd be silly to send Derek back to any point in time after he sent Cameron. So he either didn't think things through--and I'd hate for the fanwank to only work by assuming the characters are stupid--or else he sent back Derek to before 1999. But that doesn't seem to work--surely Jessie would have noticed if he was suddenly a lot older? (We can assume that Derek jumped back and then jumped forward, but now we're getting to truly massive amounts of fanwank.)

Maybe there's some way John could send Derek and Cameron back at the same time (but to different temporal destinations) so that Derek would be protected from the effects of Cameron changing history? Call it the Stargate: Continuum school of time travel theory.

Ruling out that possibility, we're now back to Derek and Cameron being from separate timelines. But why would Cameron claim to know the reason John sent Derek back if they aren't from the same timeline? Assuming that John did, for whatever reason, try to send Derek back in Cameron's timeline, she could have assumed the same logic would carry over. This seems like a big assumption--if Derek's John knew Cameron as a teenager, that John might well reason very differently, but again, for the show to make any sense at all we do need to assume some degree of temporal inertia, that certain patterns (like Cameron's conversation with Jessie) keep happening over and over again in multiple timelines. Cameron would presumably be familiar with this phenomenon. But that explanation still doesn't seem totally sufficient to explain Cameron's utter certainty that Derek's mission was not to kill Andy Goode, but rather to wait for "us." There's no way she could be 100% positive that history didn't change in a salient way, is there?

The simplest explanation might be to simply assume Cameron is lying. But what could her motivation be? (Ooh, there's a fic there somewhere.)

Two Notes

Jan. 8th, 2010 11:37 am
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
1.My character tag at the Archive of Our Own. (I don't believe you need my permission to write RPF about me, but you certainly have my blessing. Just don't out me if you know my legal persona.)

2. SCC 1x02 strongly implies that Derek and Cameron come from the same future (the date that Cameron provides for Judgment Day is the combination for the safe). Thus, in the future that Derek comes from, John doesn't skip any years. (Presumably, in the future Jessie comes from, he does.) In short, Timelines B and C are the same.

That would mean any appearance of Cameron in Derek's flashbacks would be an appearance of our Cameron, and the differences between the future of, say, "Dungeons and Dragons" and T3 would be the same as between Cameron's future and T3--the main difference we know of being the date of Judgment Day. (I'm not quite sure I understand the mechanics of T3, though--at first glance it looks like a causality loop, but on further looks it become clear that history is being changed, although I'm not sure what it's being changed from--so it might be better to just ignore it altogether.) Off the top of my head, I can't think of anything problematic about this (other than one would expect his and Jessie's timelines to be more wildly divergent, but we already have weird parallelism existing between timelines: Judgment Day itself, of course, but also the fact that Cameron and Jessie both remember the conversation about Jessie's unborn child despite both coming from different timelines) or any detail to contradict the theory. Can anyone else?
alixtii: John and Cameron, looking cue together. (Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Title: Though I Walk Through the Shadow
Fandom: Sarah Connor Chronicles
Pairing: John/Savannah
Timeline/Spoilers: "Born to Run"
Summary: Only two people in all the world know what it is like to live in the shadow of John Connor.

( Though I Walk Through the Shadow )
alixtii: The feet of John Henry and Savannah, viewed under the table, Savannah's not reaching the ground.  (Dark Champions)
Title: The Children's Crusade
Fandom: Sarah Connor Chronicles
Characters: Sarah, Savannah, Cameron
Summary: Sometimes children have to fight the battles of adults.

( The Children's Crusade )

alixtii: John and Cameron, looking cue together. (Sarah Connor Chronicles)
One of the things about fanfic is that things which are ambiguous in the original text need to be resolved, even if you like them ambiguous. Sometimes storytelling demands deciding whether Schrodinger's cat is dead or alive. At these times, whether or not a fic will work will often depend on whether or not it fills in the blanks in a way which is plausible to its audience.

So I'm working on my post-"Born to Run" John/Savannah universe, and I'm wondering is John Connor a virgin in "Born to Run"? If not, with whom has he had sex? If so, what is the extent of his sexual experience?

To be clear, I'm not asking what you like to think happened in your own personal canon, but rather what you think the most straight-foward explication of the text would be. In the closest possible world to the actual one where what we see on the show is "true", is John Connor a virgin?

Poll #1408 Is John Connor a virgin?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5


In a "least hypothesis" reading of the text (which is to say, one which is relatively 'shipper goggle-free), is John Connor a virgin at the end of the (television) series?

View Answers

No (go to question 2)
3 (60.0%)

Yes (go to question 3)
2 (40.0%)

If not, with whom has John had sex?

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Cameron, in season 1
0 (0.0%)

Cameron, in season 2
0 (0.0%)

Riley
3 (100.0%)

Someone else
0 (0.0%)

If so, what is the extent of his sexual experience?

Meme

Sep. 13th, 2009 04:01 pm
alixtii: Text: "I believe in BWFW [by women, for women]." (BWFW)
Pick five of your favourite shows, in no particular order, before you read the below questions, then answer them!

1. Star Trek: Voyager
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
3. Veronica Mars
4. The 4400
5. The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Q&A )
alixtii: John and Cameron, looking cue together. (Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Title: Beside the Still Waters
Fandom: Sarah Connor Chronicles
Pairing: John/Savannah/Allison
Rating: NWS
Spoilers: "Born to Run."
Summary: In 2024 and 2016 (in that order), John goes swimming with Savannah.
A/N: Many thanks to [personal profile] anonymous_sibyl for her wonderful work as beta on this fic.

Beside Still Waters )
alixtii: John and Cameron, looking cue together. (Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Title: Master and Commander
Fandom: Sarah Connor Chronicles
Timeline/Spoilers: "Born to Run."
Rating: Largely worksafe. Mentions of sex.
Summary: John thought he knew how to be a soldier.

Master and Commander )
alixtii: Kitty and Emma un/dressing. From AXM, "Gifted." (femslash)
Poll #397 Post-Judgment Day Underwear Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


In the post-Judgment Day future, men in the Resistance (Kyle, Derek, future!John) will wear in the field:

View Answers

Boxers
2 (33.3%)

Briefs
2 (33.3%)

Boxer briefs
3 (50.0%)

G-string/Thong
0 (0.0%)

Jockstrap
2 (33.3%)

Nothing at all under their trousers--they're going commando both literally and figuratively.
2 (33.3%)

Something else I'll mention in the comments.
0 (0.0%)

In the post-Judgment Day future, women in the Resistance (Allison, Jessie, Lauren, Kate) will wear in the field:

View Answers

Traditional bra
1 (11.1%)

Sports bra worn as an undergarment
7 (77.8%)

Athletic top/shirt with built-in support, worn as an outergarment
2 (22.2%)

No bra or support
1 (11.1%)

Panties
2 (22.2%)

Thong/G-string
0 (0.0%)

Boyshorts (I'm not even sure what these are, but whatever)
4 (44.4%)

Whatever lower-body underwear the men wear
3 (33.3%)

No lower-body underwear (repeat "commando" joke here)
1 (11.1%)

Something else I'll mention in the comments.
0 (0.0%)



For reference: images, spoilery for 'Born to Run' )

alixtii: The five-pointed sleeping thing from Dollhouse. (Dollhouse)
1. I signed up for the Anonymous Writing Feedback Meme; you can find me here.

THE ANONYMOUS WRITING FEEDBACK MEME

2. I have, I think, three DW invites if anyone needs them.

3. So, Dollhouse was renewed and TSCC cancelled. I really can't think of anything to say other than I look forward to more Whedon and mourn the seasons of Terminator which could have been. (And it looks like the temporal mechanics in the new movie make no sense, which would add insult to injury.) I'm glad it never came to me to have to choose between the two; I don't think I would have been able to do it.

I hope the fandom generates much fic for many years to come though; I really need my fix. Stupid Fox.
alixtii: The feet of John Henry and Savannah, viewed under the table, Savannah's not reaching the ground.  (Dark Champions)
Title: Unfulfilled
Fandom: Sarah Connor Chronicles
Pairing: John/Savannah
Spoilers: "Born to Run."
Rating: NWS for language and sexual themes involving a 16-year-old.
Summary: In 2016, Savannah quizzes John about the future.

Unfulfilled )
alixtii: John and Cameron, looking cue together. (Sarah Connor Chronicles)
John/Savannah has eaten my brain. As recently as a couple of weeks ago I was talking about how SCC was the only fandom I really had an OTP in, in that I was particularly invested in just that pairing and didn't like to think of the two characters apart (as opposed to using "OTP" in the looser sense of a ship I like. Some Thing to Watch Over Me, my John/Cameron/Riley fic, was totally my way of dealing with the fact of someone getting in between my OTP.

And now I find myself jettisoning John/Cameron for the sheer awesomeness which is John/Savannah (and John/Savannah/Allison). It's not really surprising why it appeals to me: obviously there's the disenfranchised-girl-pwning-the-universe kink, and it even holds some of that faux 'cestiness I love so much in John/Cameron.
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Sarah Connor Chronicels)
Remember this post, where I diagram the various timelines of T:tSCC? After "The Last Voyage of the Jimmy Carter" and "Born to Run," it seemed like it was time to update the diagram. Below the cut is the new and improved (and very spoilery) diagram, with notes. As before, history-changing time travel is represented in red, causality loops in blue, indeterminate events in green, and Judgment Day in yellow. I've also added certain other major events in purple.

spoilers for the entire Terminator film and TV franchise )

I don't quite understand all the fanresponses I've read that seem to assume that show canon can be one big, happy causality loop, and I find that pervasiveness of that perspective frustrating. (Even the Terminator Wiki tries to press everything together into one timeline.) The only way I can imagine that working is if everyone who came from the future--Kyle, the T-101's, Cameron, Derek, Jessie, Catherine--has been lying not only about the date of Judgment Day, but about pretty much everything. Which would be a serious break of contract with the viewer.

If we don't get a Season 3, I don't even know what we'll do.
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Sarah Connor Chronicels)

Know what I just realized? spoilers for SCC season finale )



In other news, I finally booked my plane tickets for [livejournal.com profile] writercon. $179. Not bad. (Especially since I'll be reimbursed. Which reminds me, I still need to look into arranging my volunteer work to pay off the scholarship.) My plane leaves Philly at like 6:30, though, which means I'd need to get to the airport by like 5. Blech.

It will, however, be the first time I'll leave the time zone without leaving the country (and, for that matter, the continent). I've never been any meaningful distance west--Colgate is probably as far west as I've been. Well, actually the Abbey of the Genesee, I guess, which I visited while I was at Colgate and is west of it.

Speaking of meeting up with fans, I met up with a bunch of fangirls, most of them MiniMerlin alums, at Central Park on Saturday. We had a blast, pretty much just hanging out and talking and playing a party game. I continue to be amazed at just how easy and stress-free social interaction with other fangirls is. All of my normal social anxiety pretty much just disappears, because I'm free to be myself.

Why can't I be surrounded by fangirls all the time? *pouts*

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