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23 August 2005 @ 04:13 pm
mixed baggage  


News flash: TUESDAY

"Vacuous" is a great word. It can mean "emptied of or lacking content." I don't know that I'm lacking content so much as cohesiveness. I haven't emptied myself of content, because if I had, you'd be reading new stories from me. Stories that don't exist in written form, so forget I said anything. Except that I've made new strides in predictability by entertaining myself with Rodney/John slave scenarios for the last several days. This pairing might be the first one where I can go either way on who wears the pants and who wears the collar. Kind of curious.

Um, and, there was a loony Rodney pon-farr thing going on in the last story I nourished up there in the drafty attic of my brain, which also has weak floorboards.

It was actually pretty funny, the differences in their styles of enslavement. Both scenarios were set in an SGC-supported universe. Rodney buys John--who was dishonorably discharged into slavery for disobeying orders--in an auction for the sole reason of spiting some military nemesis of his who'd once cut off his funding. He then promptly forgets he's even bought John, who is delivered one day to his Antarctic lab while he's in the middle of an experiment. He waves him into a chair and ignores him. When Zelenka calls Rodney's attention to John several hours later, Rodney stares at him blankly and then says, "Do you know how to make coffee?" And it proceeds from there.

Slave!Rodney 1.0, though, was sold by his mother when he was young, then suffered through a series of indifferent owners. By the time he's passed on to John, he's become a deeply anxious and damaged man, quick to flinch, desperate to appease his new master. But his intelligence has been exploited, so at least he's been able to practice science, etc etc.

Slave!Rodney 2.0 was forced by law to remain mute in public and learn sign language.

Slave!Rodney 3.0 was the kinky pon-farr version.

Further details will not be shared, because I am face-palming with both hands and can no longer type.

*begins typing again*

So I started my selective! norepinephrine! reuptake! inhibitor! oh god yay! A.k.a., Strattera. It won't kick in for a while, though, so as you can see...I'm alternating between staring off into space and wittering in LJ, and trying to make what little work I'm doing sound like a lot. I hate this. I'm really trying to focus, but my attention keeps drifting away from my 36 open work-item projects.

Staring, wittering, lunching, icon making...

I went looking for Sentinel screencaps, and stumbled across tons of them. So...wow. I'd forgotten how close Jim and Blair always stood to each other; how they gazed incessantly into each other's eyes; how Blair always cocked his head at Jim as he listened to his master's voice like an adoring spaniel; and how, alternately, Jim would stare at Blair like a Doberman straining for a chop of beef.

In most fandoms, vidders will be working with the source material and say something like, "I just need *one* fucking two-shot for this clip! They never give me a two-shot!" Which is a camera shot of two characters close together, both of them clearly in the frame--talking, sitting, whatever.

The Sentinel is ALL TWO-SHOTS. It's just unbelievable. All fandoms should be so gay and so lucky.

I created this icon using a screencap from Starfox's "Dead End on Blank Street" gallery. I suddenly want to see that episode again.

Also, to the kind & patient person who wrote to me about TS eps: if you are reading this, please forgive me. I still have the tapes sitting in a pile, waiting to be mailed to you. I will try to get myself together soon.
 
 
 
Vera: cuddlecopracat on August 23rd, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)
I went looking for Sentinel screencaps, and stumbled across tons of them. So...wow. I'd forgotten how close Jim and Blair always stood to each other; how they gazed incessantly into each other's eyes; how Blair always cocked his head at Jim as he listened to his master's voice like an adoring spaniel; and how, alternately, Jim would stare at Blair like a Doberman straining for a chop of beef.

Rofl! Exactly like that.

All fandoms should be so gay and so lucky.

Now, if only we could have DVDs to make high quality screen captures.

What? I'm a fan. Like I'm ever satisfied.
Anna S.: blair-gaze-upeliade on August 23rd, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I love your icon! :>) One of my favorite bits ever.

DVDs would be great. Even just imagining that they exist, I waffle back and forth on whether I'd buy them, but I think I would. *g*
Herself_nycherself_nyc on August 24th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
You've drifted off into fandoms I know nothing about!

Come back, Anna! Come back!
Anna S.: blair-gaze-upeliade on August 25th, 2005 04:58 am (UTC)
No, no--come with, come with! Actually, there are no Sentinel DVDs, so, eh, never mind. *g*
Kass: Blairkassrachel on August 24th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
God! Yes. I rewatched the Sentinel pilot when I had to write my story for that TS challenge thing recently and my God, they stand right in each others' space all the fucking time.

If there were shiny dvd source, and if I had any idea how to vid, I would so vid that show. If only because nobody does, anymore. *g*
Anna S.: tree shreweliade on August 25th, 2005 04:59 am (UTC)
my God, they stand right in each others' space all the fucking time.

I skimmed through several hundred screencaps--it was boggling. Heh. I do hope it comes out on DVD someday.
PROBE UNIVERSE: fandom ts: gropey blairliviapenn on August 24th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)

*squee* I was making TS icons a bit ago and I couldn't *find* a site with good caps, man.

*sighs happily* Oh, Blair and Jim. I was reading Helen's TS fic again last week (and yours today, actually) the one where they get amnesia and don't remember each other and then assume they must be lovers, because everything they can deduce about their lives supports that theory, and it was just so beautiful, because *all the canon evidence supported it.* You just couldn't do that in any other fandom.

Also I still love the bit in "Curtains" where Blair is thinking about how he can never tell what Jim is thinking-- the cheesesteak bit. (....moody and shadowed, jaw grimly set, eyelids heavily folded down on thought, staring silently through the windshield, grunting his off-key monosyllables to Blair's questions. A classical bust of pain and introspection. And then, at Blair's exasperated badgering, he'd admitted not that he was contemplating life or lost loves, or trying to decide how to talk to Simon as a friend, but that he was hungry, he could murder a cheesesteak, Chief....) It's just so freaking beautiful, because yeah, that's *Jim.* *sighs*
Anna S.: zenfen_mooneliade on August 25th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
*squee* I was making TS icons a bit ago and I couldn't *find* a site with good caps, man.

It can be so hit or miss via google, you know? I've been looking lately for good due South galleries and having no real luck.

Also I still love the bit in "Curtains"...It's just so freaking beautiful, because yeah, that's *Jim.*

You are sweet. *g* God, I loved them so so much--their schmoopy shameless manly cuddliness. (Also, take note of tehomet's comment below. Hee.)
Trobadora: Rodney *hides* by kate98trobadora on August 24th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
Um, you don't know me, and I'm here via friendsfriends, but I'd like to tell you that your slave!Rodney 1.0 has been occupying my brain as well. *g* Fannish hive mind, right?
Anna S.: john-sultryeliade on August 24th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
The fannish hive mind is an *amazing* and highly cool thing, because one can always live in hope that somewhere out there, someone is writing the wacky story idea in your head so that you don't have too. *g*
Trobadoratrobadora on August 24th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
Don't I wish! Hell, if I were more of a writer I'd write it all mysself, but alas, I do better with non-fiction.
Alizarin_NYC: rodney as pinkyalizarin_nyc on August 24th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
I'd forgotten how close Jim and Blair always stood to each other; how they gazed incessantly into each other's eyes; how Blair always cocked his head at Jim as he listened to his master's voice like an adoring spaniel; and how, alternately, Jim would stare at Blair like a Doberman straining for a chop of beef.

That? That right there is porn. I must go re-read Sentinel fic. Like, now.

I wonder if you've read the Slavefic challenge fics over at sga_flashfic, because there was all sorts of wrong there and a lot of collars and "aliens made them do it" and stuff. I put both of them in collars, well, the whole team really, but it was still damn sexy and I fear that it was the start of slow descent into writing McShep more frequently using every cliche known to man.

If you start writing McShep there will be a shrine built to you in my home and both husband and cats will be forced to keep candles lit all day long.
Anna S.: jack-vaughneliade on August 25th, 2005 05:04 am (UTC)
That? That right there is porn. I must go re-read Sentinel fic. Like, now.

*grin* I write only what I see--the amazing screencaps capture it all, in homoerotic detail.

I wonder if you've read the Slavefic challenge fics over at sga_flashfic

I recall reading quite a few as they were popping up a while ago. That kind of challenge suits me to a T as a reader and a...well, at the moment, just a visualizer, not a writer, but in general: T.

Tehomettehomet on August 24th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
Re: TS. I had read a ton of fic before I ever laid eyes on even a picture of the guys. And then I went looking and found this site. I was suddenly unsurprised that there was so much TS slash.
Anna S.: muldereliade on August 25th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
I didn't know there were any clips online--thank you for the link! The blooper reel for TS is to *die* for. If only all fandom blooper reels could be so gay, etc etc. *g*
timian on August 26th, 2005 10:23 am (UTC)
Apologies for cutting in, but do you have a copy of the blooper reels? I could easily upload them to YouSendIt, if not.
Anna S.: blair-gaze-upeliade on August 26th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
I do, actually! (If you're asking me, I mean. If not, ignore me and keep talking amongst yourselves. *g*)
timian on August 26th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)
lol Yeah, I was asking you. But my offer stands to anyone who's interested. :)
Silvia Kundera: sori1773silviakundera on August 26th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
Oh MAN, now I want to see "Dead End on Blank Street" again too. Because they're pretty in b & w, and because of the slashy, and yes.

Why oh why did I tape over all of my TS episodes, when I went insane for popslash during those two years?

I loved the epic smarm gallery -- wish I could find that old link I used to have. It was just a gallery of all of the most hyper-touchy shots of the show, and it went on for pages, and pages, and pages.

Mmmm... now I want to re-watch all of the TS vids I have saved on the ol' HD.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Silvia Kunderasilviakundera on August 26th, 2005 12:45 am (UTC)
omg, I actually found that old SLASH smarm gallery, but alas! alas! the picture links are all broken.

*sobs brokenly*