Title: If All Else Fails
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis/Stargate SG:1
Pairing: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, Jack O'Neill/Sam Carter, Daniel Jackson/Vala Mal Doran
Categories: First Time, Romance, Crossover, Angst, Action/Adventure,
Length: First installment: 69k, total for series: 221k
Warnings: Violence, Rape/Non-con (off screen and never detailed)

Summary: Technically, it’s known as Operation Phoenix, but that’s a little too optimistic for Jack, who calls it the WAFGON plan: We’re All Fucked; Get Out Now.

Why You Should Read This: This series starts with the Trust taking over the SGC. In response, Jack sends out as many gate teams as he can, instructing them to try for Atlantis. SG1 is off-world when things come to a head, and thus must make their way to Atlantis with the knowledge that they're leaving Jack - and others, such as Cassie - behind on Earth to face who knows what consequences. Atlantis, meanwhile, must deal with being cut off from Earth and struggle with some pressing question: do they fight to save Earth? How can they rescue more of their people, including the families of those posted to Atlantis?

At the moment, there are 5 complete works in this series. The series itself is listed as incomplete, however. The first installment chronicles SG-1’s journey to Atlantis, as well as how Atlantis has begun to deal with suddenly being an independent colony. John and Rodney’s relationship doesn’t happen until the third installment, so be aware of that, but this fic is so good that I didn't even mind. Very well written, with an excellent focus on a broad cast of characters.

If All Else Fails

It's Epic week, and I've been saving this one up! This should have been posted last night, but I fell foul of misbehaving hotel wifi. Sorry about that.


Title: The League of Extraordinary Women
Fandom: Harry Potter/Buffy/Stargate SG-1/DCU/The Secret World of Alex Mack/Bionic Woman
Pairing: Gen
Categories: Crossover, action/adventure, crossover,
Length: Super!Epic (134,500 words)

Author Website: Diane's page on the Whateley Acadamy fanfiction wiki.
Author Website: Twisting the Hellmouth author page.

Summary:
Hermione Granger has to recruit six women to help her stop an army of monsters before her world is overrun. But none of the women are even in her dimension...

Review:
This massive story is a response to a site challenge that basically amounts to "get a bunch of women together to save the world." The resulting story is so much more than that.

Yes, OK, so a lot of women from different worlds do get together under the direction of Hermione Granger to defeat a hellgoddess intent on invading other dimensions, but they do it with intelligence and style, making full use of the widely varied skillsets they have. There are fights, but they are conducted with tactical sense and use of such extra resources that are available. In general it hits that wonderful balance point where the characters are intelligent and competent, but not so smart and capable that you stop believing in them.

It's not perfect, of course. The prophecy has all the usual credibility problems of prophecies in being both too specific and too vague, as well as a bit cringeworthy; as usual it would have been more believable if we didn't see the whole thing and immediately treat it as an indifferent acrostic. There is also maybe a bit much random discussion and phoning home before the main event, throwing the pacing off a bit. It's still a very good story with a great deal to commend it to all readers.

There are two sequels, using the term loosely. The first, Cross Purposes is really a collection of shorts in which various characters look up the equivalents of their team-mates in their own universes. Thus SG-1 attempt to recruit Rupert Giles from the British Museum, unaware that he is a double-oh; Bruce Wayne contacts an embittered Sam Carter just before she turns into a supervillain; the Scoobies discover just how paranoid a retired air-force colonel can be; and so on. Some of the stories have been extended into novellas, but are confusingly intertwined and could do with a good sorting out.

The second is the super-epic The Secret Return of Alex Mack. Weighing in at a whopping 1,000,000 words — yes, you read that right, one million words — and still climbing, it continues Alex's story as she returns home and takes up the the identity of "Terawatt." Crossovers abound; I won't spoil your enjoyment by saying much. Suffice it to say that an awful lot of my B-movie guilty pleasures get checked off, and my admiration for Riley Jerome Finn knows no bounds. Again, there are faults; I could cheerfully live without ever seeing Alex's morning exercise routine again, and the emphasis on how much Alex has to eat to fuel her powers is a overdone. Personally I'm not at all taken by the teen drama parts, but that's probably more a reflection of me being a middle-aged man rather than a sixteen year old girl; either way none of the flaws are fatal.

Just a little light reading for you as you head off on holiday :-)

The League of Extraordinary Women
Title: Three Corn Fed Farm Boys
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Stargate SG-1/Superman
Pairing: None
Categories: Crossover, humour, action
Length: Short (1,600 words)
Warnings: None

Author on TtH: DireSquirrel
Author on FF.net: DireSquirrel

Summary:
Three men meet at their ten year college reunion and discover they have more than the same school in common.

Review:
So it seems that Riley Finn did his undergraduate degree in Kansas, at the same time as Cameron Mitchell and Clark Kent. Their ten-year reunion gets interrupted, which is just too bad for the cyborg responsible.

This is a nice little romp, reminiscent of the superhero team-up stories of my youth. Not a lot happens, but the entertainment is in the by-play of the characters as they work together to deal with the crisis. It would be nice for someone to take the idea and run with it at greater length, but this isn't that story. This is fine just as it is: something light and fun, just the sort of thing to perk you up after a tiring day.

Three Corn Fed Farm Boys

Extreme Wormholes? by MissE (R)

  • Jul. 29th, 2014 at 12:24 AM
Title: Extreme Wormholes?
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Stargate SG-1
Pairing: gen
Categories: Crossover, YAHF
Length: Short (2,000 words)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] misse
Author on AO3: favicon MissE
Author on TtH: MissE

Summary:
It's come as you aren't night. What might that mean for the Scoobies?

Review:
If this story had more substance to it, I would have been using it for last week's cliché rec. It's a simple enough idea; the Scoobies dress up as SG-1, become their costumes, fix the situation and retain a certain amount of their characters' attitudes and knowledge. The twist is that everyone dresses up as the person they are least like (dragging Angel in to play Teal'c), so the result is much more balanced and mature than you might have first thought.

While the story itself is only sketched in, there is enough presented to have made a decent long (or even Epic!) fic. It has certainly fired my imagination, and what more can you really ask for from a story?

Extreme Wormholes?

Jedi Harris by Scribbler (PG to 15)

  • Jul. 22nd, 2014 at 1:40 AM
Title: Jedi Harris
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Star Wars, plus Stargate:SG-1/CSI/NCIS/Haven/Castle/Father Ted (yes, really) in later stories.
Pairing: Gen
Categories: Crossover, action, drama, occasional crack, YAHF
Length: Super-Epic (230,000 words, and that's just the first story)
Warnings: None (though the Wish-verse section is appropriately nasty)

Author on TtH: Scribbler
Author on ff.net: The Dark Scribbler

Summary:
“It’s a prop,” said a British voice to one side of him. “There’s a rumour that it was used, I believe, on one of the Star Wars films. I’ve no idea which one, but it might have been the original Star Wars.”

Review:
It's Cliché Week, and for Buffy crossover fans that can mean only one thing: YAHF. Yet Another Halloween Fic. That season 2 episode has launched more fanfics than any other single episode, in part because it's so easy to base a crossover from it. Just have your favourite characters pick up a costume of the show you want to use, and when Ethan Rayne's spell begins you have an instant crossover.

Needless to say, Sturgeon's Law applies in spades. Far too many stories use the idea as a cheap power-up for their favourite character, usually Xander, and let him keep his powers at the end with not the slightest hint as to why no one else gets to keep more than fuzzy memories. At first sight, Jedi Harris looks like it falls into that category; Xander dresses as a Jedi, becomes a slightly confused version of Obi-Wan, and still has Force powers at the end.

Fortunately, that's barely the beginning. Scribbler does have an explanation that the characters toss around; the Force is real, isn't the same thing as magic, and Star Wars gives the right metaphors to approach it despite being fiction in this world. It's a deliberately incomplete explanation, and it doesn't explain how Xander can remember large chunks of Obi-Wan's life that were never in any of the films (and aren't part of the Obi-Wan he dressed as, for that matter), but it does explain why Xander and (eventually) others can learn to manipulate the Force. It even comes with a built in balancing mechanism, not falling to the Dark Side, that stops Xander taking primacy from Buffy.

It's really cleverly done, in my opinion. The characters feel true to themselves throughout, though Jedi do tend to end up calmer and more self-assured, as you might hope. The plot moves on logically, taking into account both canon and where it would logically be changed by events. Many characters move in and out of events in ways you might not have expected, but which fit perfectly well when you think about it. There are even little cameos by other crossover characters, such as Don Camillo (give yourself a pat on the back and feel smug if that made sense to you).

Jedi Harris has turned into a whole sequence of stories of varying lengths, all equally well written, as more and more Jedi are found and trained. I thoroughly commend the lot of them, complete or not.

Jedi Harris (takes things up to Graduation)
The Terran Jedi (incomplete: introduces SG-1)
Train From The West (medium-length story in which the Vegas CSI team investigate an impossible crime scene).
Craggy Island: Vampire-Free Zone (purest crack)
The NCIS Jedi (how a member of the NCIS team becomes a Jedi)
A Jedi, a Mage and the Troubles (a case takes the NCIS team to Haven while Audrey is in the Barn)
The Alley and Jedi Castle (strange things happen in New York too).

Airman Harris by litgal (NC-17)

  • Oct. 14th, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Title: Airman Harris
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Xander Harris/Daniel Jackson
Categories: AU, slash, supernatural, drama, crossover
Length: Super Epic (122,000 words)
Warnings: Mutually questionable consent (Aliens Made Them Horny), PTSD

Author Website: favicon LitGal
Author Website: Twisting the Hellmouth

Summary:
After an alien attack drags Airman Xander into an battle when he only wants to deliver his peaches, Xander discovers a whole new world, and a new way of seeing the world and himself.

Review:
After Adam is taken down and the Initiative disbanded, Xander falls victim to Spike's mindgames and in a fit of insecurity joins the Air Force. With classic Xander timing he is delivering supplies to the Cheyenne Mountain complex when SGC is hit by invaders with a (ahem) unusual means of distracting the base personnel. In the confusion Xander ends up on entirely the wrong level, shares a closet with Daniel Jackson and eventually gets compos mentis enough to help save the day. And that's more or less chapter one.

As you can probably tell, this is not a "Xander joins the military and kicks ass" story. Xander does very little ass-kicking, although his unorthodox fighting style meets with Teal'c's approval. No, this is a story about people. It's about Jack O'Neill dealing with someone who uses the same tactics of annoyance as he does. It's about Daniel Jackson wrapping his head around the idea that someone who knows bits of Akkadian and Sumerian can be not a linguist. And mostly it's about Xander not being allowed to snark his way out of facing his past.

It's not pretty in places; such things never are. Everyone has their own opinion of the rights and wrongs of situations, and no one is completely correct or completely blameless. This goes double when the action shifts back to Sunnydale as Glory is making her move. The real surprise is Jack and Buffy: I expected to see two determinedly contrary people butting heads, forgetting that neither of them are stupid.

This is a long psychological piece with enough bursts of action and humour (and not too much sex) to keep it fresh. Thoroughly recommended.

Airman Harris

Fanvid: Starships! by bironic (PG-13)

  • Jun. 27th, 2013 at 6:27 PM
A day late and a dollar short, here's my entry for Alternative Media Week

Title: Starships!
Fandom: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien/Aliens, Apollo 13, Archer, Battlestar Galactica (2004-8), Cocoon, Community, Doctor Who (2005-), Dune, Farscape, The Fifth Element, Firefly/Serenity, Forbidden Planet, Futurama, Galaxy Quest, Independence Day, The Muppet Show, Odyssey 5, Planet of the Apes (1968), Spaceballs, Star Trek (TOS, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager; movies II, IV, VII, VIII and XI/Reboot), Star Wars IV & V, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Sunshine, Superman (1978), Toy Story 2, Virtuality, WALL-E
Music Used: Starships by Nicki Minaj
Pairing: gen
Categories: sci-fi, fluff, happiness?
Length: 3:36 minutes
Warnings: n/a, except the author's warnings: "sci fi action, swear words and makeouts. *Physical note for camera movement (shaking, spinning, tilting), flashing lights and some fast-cut sequences."

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] bironic
Author Website: unknown

Summary:
A celebration of pilots, captains, engineers, crew members, and the spacecraft they love to fly. (And race, and crash, and fix, and play in, and fight in, and...)

Review:
This is one of my favorite vids ever (no lie). It's a perfect combination of music and content, and as a life-long sci-fi fan I adore the love and care the vidder shows to the genre and joy the vid gets across. There are great little character moments, and I particularly liked how Bironic wove together similar situations in the INCREDIBLE HUGE amounts of fandoms into coherent sequences (wormholes, crashes, ode to engineers, and my favorite the spinning/crashing sequence).

Starships!
with bonus Lyrics + Breakdown of clips

Memory to Spare by kathryne (PG)

  • Jul. 13th, 2012 at 1:03 AM
I seem to be going through a dry spell for epic length fics lately so I'm sorry if my recs lately have only been bite-size!

Title: Memory to Spare by kathryne
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Sam Carter/Janet Fraiser
Categories: Character Study, Fluff, Pre-Canon
Length: Short (1,000+)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tellitslant
Website: n/a

Review:
She’s a rational person but there are a lot of things in the universe that Sam doesn’t want a scientific explanation for.

Despite the mess I felt the writers made of Sam’s character later on in the series, I’ll probably always have a soft spot for her and this fic is a good example of why. Delving into who she was and how she felt while growing up, I really enjoyed this look into her past and the idea that she always had a sense of wonder in the world around her within herself. Though I would have liked this to be a bit longer so we could have seen a bit of Janet and Sam’s relationship, it’s nonetheless a satisfying short for a character that I still miss seeing every week.

Memory to Spare

Memory to Spare by kathryne (PG)

  • Jul. 13th, 2012 at 1:03 AM
I seem to be going through a dry spell for epic length fics lately so I'm sorry if my recs lately have only been bite-size!

Title: Memory to Spare by kathryne
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Sam Carter/Janet Fraiser
Categories: Character Study, Fluff, Pre-Canon
Length: Short (1,000+)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tellitslant
Website: n/a

Review:
She’s a rational person but there are a lot of things in the universe that Sam doesn’t want a scientific explanation for.

Despite the mess I felt the writers made of Sam’s character later on in the series, I’ll probably always have a soft spot for her and this fic is a good example of why. Delving into who she was and how she felt while growing up, I really enjoyed this look into her past and the idea that she always had a sense of wonder in the world around her within herself. Though I would have liked this to be a bit longer so we could have seen a bit of Janet and Sam’s relationship, it’s nonetheless a satisfying short for a character that I still miss seeing every week.

Memory to Spare

Memory to Spare by kathryne (PG)

  • Jul. 13th, 2012 at 1:03 AM
I seem to be going through a dry spell for epic length fics lately so I'm sorry if my recs lately have only been bite-size!

Title: Memory to Spare by kathryne
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Sam Carter/Janet Fraiser
Categories: Character Study, Fluff, Pre-Canon
Length: Short (1,000+)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tellitslant
Website: n/a

Review:
She’s a rational person but there are a lot of things in the universe that Sam doesn’t want a scientific explanation for.

Despite the mess I felt the writers made of Sam’s character later on in the series, I’ll probably always have a soft spot for her and this fic is a good example of why. Delving into who she was and how she felt while growing up, I really enjoyed this look into her past and the idea that she always had a sense of wonder in the world around her within herself. Though I would have liked this to be a bit longer so we could have seen a bit of Janet and Sam’s relationship, it’s nonetheless a satisfying short for a character that I still miss seeing every week.

Memory to Spare

Memory to Spare by kathryne (PG)

  • Jul. 13th, 2012 at 1:03 AM
I seem to be going through a dry spell for epic length fics lately so I'm sorry if my recs lately have only been bite-size!

Title: Memory to Spare by kathryne
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Sam Carter/Janet Fraiser
Categories: Character Study, Fluff, Pre-Canon
Length: Short (1,000+)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tellitslant
Website: n/a

Review:
She’s a rational person but there are a lot of things in the universe that Sam doesn’t want a scientific explanation for.

Despite the mess I felt the writers made of Sam’s character later on in the series, I’ll probably always have a soft spot for her and this fic is a good example of why. Delving into who she was and how she felt while growing up, I really enjoyed this look into her past and the idea that she always had a sense of wonder in the world around her within herself. Though I would have liked this to be a bit longer so we could have seen a bit of Janet and Sam’s relationship, it’s nonetheless a satisfying short for a character that I still miss seeing every week.

Memory to Spare

Memory to Spare by kathryne (PG)

  • Jul. 13th, 2012 at 1:03 AM
I seem to be going through a dry spell for epic length fics lately so I'm sorry if my recs lately have only been bite-size!

Title: Memory to Spare by kathryne
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Sam Carter/Janet Fraiser
Categories: Character Study, Fluff, Pre-Canon
Length: Short (1,000+)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tellitslant
Website: n/a

Review:
She’s a rational person but there are a lot of things in the universe that Sam doesn’t want a scientific explanation for.

Despite the mess I felt the writers made of Sam’s character later on in the series, I’ll probably always have a soft spot for her and this fic is a good example of why. Delving into who she was and how she felt while growing up, I really enjoyed this look into her past and the idea that she always had a sense of wonder in the world around her within herself. Though I would have liked this to be a bit longer so we could have seen a bit of Janet and Sam’s relationship, it’s nonetheless a satisfying short for a character that I still miss seeing every week.

Memory to Spare

Memory to Spare by kathryne (PG)

  • Jul. 13th, 2012 at 1:03 AM
I seem to be going through a dry spell for epic length fics lately so I'm sorry if my recs lately have only been bite-size!

Title: Memory to Spare by kathryne
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Sam Carter/Janet Fraiser
Categories: Character Study, Fluff, Pre-Canon
Length: Short (1,000+)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tellitslant
Website: n/a

Review:
She’s a rational person but there are a lot of things in the universe that Sam doesn’t want a scientific explanation for.

Despite the mess I felt the writers made of Sam’s character later on in the series, I’ll probably always have a soft spot for her and this fic is a good example of why. Delving into who she was and how she felt while growing up, I really enjoyed this look into her past and the idea that she always had a sense of wonder in the world around her within herself. Though I would have liked this to be a bit longer so we could have seen a bit of Janet and Sam’s relationship, it’s nonetheless a satisfying short for a character that I still miss seeing every week.

Memory to Spare
Title: The Difference Between Absolution and Redemption (Has Always Been Where You End Up)
Fandom:  Leverage/Stargate:Atlantis/Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Eliot Spencer/John Sheppard/Jonas Quinn
Categories:  AU, Crossover, Hurt/Comfort
Length:  56.777 words
Warnings:  mentions of past abuse

Author on LJ:  [livejournal.com profile] race_the_ace
Author Website:  Masterlist of Fanfiction

Review:
I've got to be honest, I very nearly skipped this fic because of its summary, which is why I won't repeat it here. But hiding behind it is a wonderful, well-written fic, that's about three men who find each other and support each other in their extraordinary life-styles and that doesn't shirk the difficulties that arise if a third partner joins an already established relationship, especially one that has his own troubled past.

In the end it was the intriguing pairing that drew me in, but what kept me reading was the interesting characterization of the two characters I did know, and especially Leverage's Eliot.

It's definitely worth a read if you're into any of the featured fandoms.

The Difference Between Absolution and Redemption in one large file on the A03
The Difference Between Absolution and Redemption in multiple posts on LJ

Journey of a Lifetime by Imagine (NC-17)

  • Oct. 14th, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Title: Journey of a Lifetime by Imagine
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Jack/Daniel
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
Losing the ability to talk doesn’t mean you can’t communicate even when you don’t intend to.

Imagine has long been one of my favorite authors in the Stargate SG-1 fandom, so when I stumbled upon this fic, which explores one of my favorite episodes from the show, “The Fifth Race”, I was overjoyed. Told from both Daniel and Jack’s perspectives, this fic doesn’t necessarily stray far from the episode – in fact, some of the dialogue is lifted from it – but it’s the things that aren’t said and the scenes that weren’t in it that make this story. Jack – whose voice, mind, and body are slowly being hijacked – is as desperate to be understood as Daniel is to ‘hear’ him and Imagine does a wonderful job making the reader understand that. Though there are a few cheesy and questionable moments in the story, fans of this pairing will definitely enjoy this episode re-telling with its Jack and Daniel twist.

Journey of a Lifetime

Journey of a Lifetime by Imagine (NC-17)

  • Oct. 14th, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Title: Journey of a Lifetime by Imagine
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Jack/Daniel
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
Losing the ability to talk doesn’t mean you can’t communicate even when you don’t intend to.

Imagine has long been one of my favorite authors in the Stargate SG-1 fandom, so when I stumbled upon this fic, which explores one of my favorite episodes from the show, “The Fifth Race”, I was overjoyed. Told from both Daniel and Jack’s perspectives, this fic doesn’t necessarily stray far from the episode – in fact, some of the dialogue is lifted from it – but it’s the things that aren’t said and the scenes that weren’t in it that make this story. Jack – whose voice, mind, and body are slowly being hijacked – is as desperate to be understood as Daniel is to ‘hear’ him and Imagine does a wonderful job making the reader understand that. Though there are a few cheesy and questionable moments in the story, fans of this pairing will definitely enjoy this episode re-telling with its Jack and Daniel twist.

Journey of a Lifetime

Journey of a Lifetime by Imagine (NC-17)

  • Oct. 14th, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Title: Journey of a Lifetime by Imagine
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Jack/Daniel
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
Losing the ability to talk doesn’t mean you can’t communicate even when you don’t intend to.

Imagine has long been one of my favorite authors in the Stargate SG-1 fandom, so when I stumbled upon this fic, which explores one of my favorite episodes from the show, “The Fifth Race”, I was overjoyed. Told from both Daniel and Jack’s perspectives, this fic doesn’t necessarily stray far from the episode – in fact, some of the dialogue is lifted from it – but it’s the things that aren’t said and the scenes that weren’t in it that make this story. Jack – whose voice, mind, and body are slowly being hijacked – is as desperate to be understood as Daniel is to ‘hear’ him and Imagine does a wonderful job making the reader understand that. Though there are a few cheesy and questionable moments in the story, fans of this pairing will definitely enjoy this episode re-telling with its Jack and Daniel twist.

Journey of a Lifetime

Journey of a Lifetime by Imagine (NC-17)

  • Oct. 14th, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Title: Journey of a Lifetime by Imagine
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Jack/Daniel
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
Losing the ability to talk doesn’t mean you can’t communicate even when you don’t intend to.

Imagine has long been one of my favorite authors in the Stargate SG-1 fandom, so when I stumbled upon this fic, which explores one of my favorite episodes from the show, “The Fifth Race”, I was overjoyed. Told from both Daniel and Jack’s perspectives, this fic doesn’t necessarily stray far from the episode – in fact, some of the dialogue is lifted from it – but it’s the things that aren’t said and the scenes that weren’t in it that make this story. Jack – whose voice, mind, and body are slowly being hijacked – is as desperate to be understood as Daniel is to ‘hear’ him and Imagine does a wonderful job making the reader understand that. Though there are a few cheesy and questionable moments in the story, fans of this pairing will definitely enjoy this episode re-telling with its Jack and Daniel twist.

Journey of a Lifetime

Journey of a Lifetime by Imagine (NC-17)

  • Oct. 14th, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Title: Journey of a Lifetime by Imagine
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Jack/Daniel
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
Losing the ability to talk doesn’t mean you can’t communicate even when you don’t intend to.

Imagine has long been one of my favorite authors in the Stargate SG-1 fandom, so when I stumbled upon this fic, which explores one of my favorite episodes from the show, “The Fifth Race”, I was overjoyed. Told from both Daniel and Jack’s perspectives, this fic doesn’t necessarily stray far from the episode – in fact, some of the dialogue is lifted from it – but it’s the things that aren’t said and the scenes that weren’t in it that make this story. Jack – whose voice, mind, and body are slowly being hijacked – is as desperate to be understood as Daniel is to ‘hear’ him and Imagine does a wonderful job making the reader understand that. Though there are a few cheesy and questionable moments in the story, fans of this pairing will definitely enjoy this episode re-telling with its Jack and Daniel twist.

Journey of a Lifetime

Journey of a Lifetime by Imagine (NC-17)

  • Oct. 14th, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Title: Journey of a Lifetime by Imagine
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Jack/Daniel
Categories: Angst, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
Losing the ability to talk doesn’t mean you can’t communicate even when you don’t intend to.

Imagine has long been one of my favorite authors in the Stargate SG-1 fandom, so when I stumbled upon this fic, which explores one of my favorite episodes from the show, “The Fifth Race”, I was overjoyed. Told from both Daniel and Jack’s perspectives, this fic doesn’t necessarily stray far from the episode – in fact, some of the dialogue is lifted from it – but it’s the things that aren’t said and the scenes that weren’t in it that make this story. Jack – whose voice, mind, and body are slowly being hijacked – is as desperate to be understood as Daniel is to ‘hear’ him and Imagine does a wonderful job making the reader understand that. Though there are a few cheesy and questionable moments in the story, fans of this pairing will definitely enjoy this episode re-telling with its Jack and Daniel twist.

Journey of a Lifetime

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