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July 1, 2011
Hello out there! Bet you thought that I had been captured by a Goa'uld or something equally nasty. I realize there has been silence from my end as far as my Stargate adventures go, but there has been a good reason for that. The Muse has taken me down the exciting, bumpy and thrilling path of creating an original story. (It's a shapeshifter tale if you're interested.) It's a lot of fun, not to mention time consuming, to create a whole new set of characters from scratch, (I was spoiled with the established characters of Stargate SG-1!) as well as create a whole new 'world' in which to have them running amuck.
I do have every intention of coming back to my SG-1 tales once I have the first draught of my original tale finished...although when that might be, I wouldn't dare to say. If I pick a date, I just know Murphy's Law will kick in and do everything in its power to prevent me from keeping it! I will keep you posted on when my next installment will be started and finished. Promise.
On a totally different note...voting for the GateFic Awards starts on 4th July. Robin, Lisa and I all have stories nominated, which is quite exciting! If you're looking for a Stargate fix, then head over and check out all the nominated stories and artwork, (and vote if you're so inclined!). I know I will be taking a look around. I love to see how Stargate has inspired so many people to creative.
March 18, 2010
Well, hello, everybody! I know it has been a long time in coming, but finally my next story, which is the first of a two-part series called 'Tangled Knots of Serendipity', is finished and ready for you to read! While this was quite an angsty tale to write (never fear, it doesn't compare to 'Steps Back In Time'!), the serious parts were counteracted by the fun I had writing the crossover scenes with Robin K.
I could ramble on about the reasons the Muse decided to take this path...but then I think you've waited long enough for me to bore you with that! So without further ado, here's 'Runaway to Hell'! As always I'd love to hear from you regarding your opinions and thoughts on the story!
October 10, 2009
I know it's a little bit late from my original guesstimate, it turns out there was more going on and to wrap up than I thought, (are you shocked? I'm not!) But finally 'Homecoming Queen' is up and ready for your perusal.
'What's different in this tale?' I hear you ask, (since I'm always trying to do something new.) Well, Daniel and Annika do not hold center stage. It seems a certain Jaffa decided he'd like a spot in the limelight. It's been interesting delving into the 'silent' warrior who has always been a solid presence on the team, but has remained enigmatic. For a character who can go a whole episode with saying only a few words, Teal'c has had quite a lot to say.
A romantic at heart, it has been fun to write a 'new' love developing...writing those wonderful magical 'first' moments...and of course that moment where time seems to stand still when they are 'forced' to admit, even if it's just to themselves, that love has taken up permanent residence in their hearts.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading it! As always I'd love to hear from you, so please don't be shy in dropping me a line.
October 3, 2009
Howdy, howdy! Today has been pretty darned good!
Just had confirmation that I tied for first place in the SG-1/Ship/Daniel-Other/Angst category for my tale 'Steps Back In Time'! <excuse me while I dance a jig!>
There was a bit of a snafu with the tallying program on the SFAs. It wasn't designed to recognize a tie, so it has happily been switching between the 2 winners as the fancy took it (and as of now it's still 'rotating'). The webmaster is going to double check all the other categories to catch any other ties before making an official announcement on the site, but I couldn't wait that long!
To win for that particular story means a lot. It was such difficult story to write, (I went through boxes of tissues!) that to have that recognition is awesome!
Adding to the magic of the day is the wonderful news that Lisa also won for her story 'Coming Home' in the SG-1/Ship/Other/Romance category and Robin was awarded an Honorable Mention for 'The Devil In the Details' in the SG-1/Ship/Action-Adventure category. <dancing another jig!>
Thank you to all of you who voted for not only my tales but for Robin's and Lisa's as well. Your support gives me the warm fuzzies! So CONGRATULATIONS! to Lisa and Robin, you deserve the wins, my friends! And also congrats to all the winners!
September 6, 2009
G-day! I know it is not universally Father's Day around the world, but here in Oz it is, and I figure you shouldn't need a prescribed day to tell your Dad you love him. I realized that not everyone is lucky enough to have a Dad with a warm and gentle soul like my Dad was, so to those in that situation I wish the following: that those Dad's can turn over a new leaf and do so before too many buried emotions and too much time has passed for hearts to be mended. To all the other Dad's in the world, whether you're the biological dad, step-dad, new dad, old dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, a father figure and every type of Dad in between, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
August 21, 2009
G-day! Just thought I'd drop a line to let you know that I haven't been carried away by aliens. I've been busy writing my next tale 'Homecoming Queen' and I can safely say I'm over two thirds of the way finished. When I originally started this one, my plan was that it would be short, (well, short for me!), consisting of six or seven chapters. To give you a clue how 'Plan A' went, I am now in the middle of chapter thirteen. It seems the heroes of SG-1 aren't the only ones who need a Plan B or C or Z, huh? I don't want to give away too many details to spoil the surprise, but I will tell you that it's primarily set off-world and that along the way, while they are dodging bad guys, making new allies and generally doing the things that SG-1 do, a couple of characters will be forced to do some soul searching. Oh, and the fate of a nemesis will be revealed. I know...can I be any more vague? Anyway, I'm not sure when it will be ready for posting...possibly, maybe, around the middle of September, but that will depend on Real World, the Muse and the Characters' cooperation. Let's hope they play nicely!
July 10, 2009
Howdy! Just a quick message to say that the SFAs are now open for voting until the 31st of July. So if you're looking for something to do in your free time, why not wander over and check out the nominations. There's every pairing and genre of fan-fic imaginable for our favorite characters, plus some awesome artwork. I know I'm always on the look out for new tales of SG-1 and the SFAs are the perfect place to find them! Robin, Lisa and I are all nominated, as well as 'The Chosen One' site. Thank you so much to whomever nominated us. It just gives us the warm fuzzies that you guys consider our tales worthy of nomination! Happy reading!
June 11, 2009
Well, at long last, 'Cupid's Virus' is up and ready for you to read! This tale did not turn out as I expected. It's more of a drama than anything I've written before. It was supposed to be an angsty tale about an alien virus outbreak sending the base into lockdown. And that does happen, it's just that it happens around the trials and tribulations that crop up with the issue of love...whether it be falling in love, denying it's happened or the unexpected quirks that result from it. It was very odd to write only one 'action' scene...but what was even stranger was the Muse's determination to keep the team separated basically throughout the entire story. By my calculation there is only one scene where SG-1 are physically in the same room ('alluded' scenes don't count, and even if they did it would only take the grand total up to two!) at the same time. I could get all philosophical and spout some words of wisdom like 'the road to love is a lonely one until paths converge' but the truth is I have no idea why She chose to play the story out that way. The first part of the tale sort of eases into the 'bite your nails' tension, but the second half more than makes up for that!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the tale!
April 10, 2009
The Official debrief of the TCO Executive Conference.
After Renee recovered from the novelty of snow falling, recon commenced. Primary mission to get the lowdown of the terrain and to establish relations with the natives of the far away place known as Vancouver.
Upon receiving word that all was clear, the remainder of the team arrived. Travel started later than planned due to an equipment procurement problem. This was quickly dealt with, as higher levels of management were able to settle the issue before heads rolled. Once needed equipment had been received, Robin and Lisa proceeded to the rendezvous point.
The meeting progressed into full party mode from the first moment of contact. [Important warning to be noted: should future contact be made medical treatment may be required for aching stomachs, ribs and cheeks due to constant fits of laughter. Earplugs to be provided as a courtesy to all rooms on the entire floor due to the rather loud exuberance of our party...er...conference, which lasted well beyond midnight each night.] New friendships were formed, discovery of surprising mutual acquaintances were made and did we mention there was laughter? (There was so much it bears a second mention!) After two days of having been turned loose to run around Vancouver, it was back to TCO headquarters.
In between all the chatting and laughing and playing tourist, there has been much discussion about story plots and character development and we even managed to do some research. We're most excited to announce that there will be a wedding coming up, but we're not going to say which characters or which story corner are going to tie the knot.
At this time, rumors are already flying about a repeat conference, whether or not this will be achievable will be dealt with in future meetings, depending upon next year's budget approval. It should be noted that the natives were most willing to see the team return at a future date.
December 21, 2008
Hello All! With Christmas approaching quicker than the Prometheus in hyper speed, I thought I'd take a quick moment to keep you updated, for I'm not sure when I'll get the chance to drop another line. The Muse has been keeping me busy with ideas, although not for the next tale in my series but for two down the track. I have hope that now that I have at least jotted those down She can get back on track and go in sequence to the next, as yet unnamed, tale. (Hey, it's the season of miracles, right?) I have the basics of the next tale worked out and fingers crossed I can make a real start on it in the New Year when things aren't quite so hectic. And that's pretty much al I have to say! So on that note, whether on December 25th you're contemplating if it's worth stepping out of the air-conditioning to get burnt feet from running across the pavers, getting singed fingers from pinching a prawn on the barbie along the way before dive-bombing into the pool, or if you're tucked snugly in front of a fire watching the snow fall, as you nibble at shortbread and left over turkey, wondering if you could possibly fit in another bite, I hope you have a very merry Christmas, and that all your loved ones are gathered around you either in body or spirit. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
December 12, 2008
Well, hello everybody! It took a little longer than expected, but ‘Threads of Love & War’ is now up and ready! This tale was a blast to write, (yeah, I know, I say that about each story, but it’s ALWAYS true!). As I mentioned previously, I’ve merged certain parts of a real SG-1 episode with my series. (If you can’t wait to find out which episode I used, then take another squizz at the title for a HUGE hint.) While I couldn’t use the entire episode due to the direction my tales have taken, I did try to keep the overall theme similar, in that this is a story made up of a number of subplots entwined together. Incurable romantic that I am, I had the most fun developing the relationship of the new victims of Cupid’s arrow. I for one can’t wait to see what the Muse has in store for them! (She hasn’t clued me in yet!)
Oh, there’s a little something extra at the very end of the story. In creating the title banner, I got a tad carried away, and before I knew it I had a visual trail of the entire story. So if you want to see ‘Threads of Love & War’ at a glance, then you can.
Anyway, that’s enough chatter from my end. I hope you like the tale. As always I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions. Enjoy!
October 28, 2008
G-day All! Yes, I know, it's been a long time since my last check in...if I was working at the SGC then Hammond would have locked out my IDC long ago or started a galaxy wide search! I was hoping to have my newest story finished before my next trip to New York, but alas it's not to be. I have the equivalent of 2 chapters still to write for 'Threads of Love & War', which under normal circumstances would be about two weeks work, but with my trip squeezed into that, it'll amount to about a month. So tentatively I'm hoping to have it up around the end of November. I'm trying something new (again) with this tale...merging an actual episode (or rather part of an episode,) with the 'reality' that I have created, which has been quite a challenge. Plus I've managed to offer an explanation for certain things from the series that were mentioned but never expanded upon. (Why? you may ask...well to put it simply, I hate to have loose ends!) The most fun, however, has been developing a new romance within our favorite top secret facility. (In case you're curious, there were a couple of hints in 'The Past Came A'Whispering'...and, no, it's not the 'pretend' affair of Teal'c & Keelah!) Anyway, that's me up to date for now! Hopefully the next update will be to let you know the story is up and running!
June 30, 2008
Hello. It's with a sad heart that I write here today. I was lucky enough to have met Mr Davis last year in Vancouver. He is...I guess, I should say was, a truly delightful soul. A true Gentlemen in every sense of the word with a wicked sense of humor, he would talk to anyone and everyone, and was as eager to hear 'stories' as much as tell them. He had such a wonderful way of speaking that turned even an 'everyday' event into an adventure, whether it be a rambling stroll or getting up to mischief. And when he spoke of his wife, Ruby, it was very clear just how much he loved her. His 'heart of gold' charm that he let shine through, turned his portrayal of General Hammond into a much beloved character, that very much added to the magic of SG-1. So, to quote the General, Good Luck and Godspeed, Don, on this new journey you have gone on. You will be sorely missed.
June 28, 2008
Well, let me say that 'The Past Came A'Whispering' was soooo much fun to write, and a lot of that can be attributed to working with Robin again! We may have only had a few scenes in which our two realities merge, but we had a total blast writing them! Our two stories are very different tales. Robin's is more of a drama...mine is (except for the first chapter) very much a lighthearted tale of mischief. I figured after the angst of 'Changes' a bit of levity was sorely needed. 'The Past Came A'Whispering' and 'Whispers From The Past' (don't ya' love the 'matching' titles?!) are designed to be read 'together'...I don't suppose it matters which one you read first, guess it depends on your mood!
When the title of this story came to me, I thought it was just a nice little play on words to link it to Robin's...silly me! Turns out the Muse had other ideas which she informed me by way of the poem at the beginning of the story, that she whispered to me at the ungodly hour of 3:30am one morning. Suffice to say, this tale is a whisper of what is to come as well as of the past, whether it be the future fight against the Goa'uld, sneaky plots of Kinsey or surprising romantic entanglements.
I think that's all the little thoughts I have to share, so without further ado, I shall let you go a'reading!
May 23, 2008
It's taken a bit of time, but I have come to a decision. A little while back I received an email telling me that I had been nominated for a Blue Moon Award. I'd like to thank the person who nominated me, for enjoying one of my stories so much that they would take the time and effort to nominate it. Having already won a BMA, I was quite excited at the prospect. That is, until I went to the awards site to check out if anything had changed in the rules and categories etc. I was horrified to see that the awards openly encourage incest. No, I'm not a prude, or one of those bible bashing religious fanatics who consider anything but the missionary position as an immoral act, (with Daniel & Annika's love scenes, how could I? <grin>) However there are some lines that should not be crossed...I mean come on people, there is a reason incest is illegal! Beside my own personal abhorrence to the topic, I also found it disgusting that the staff of the BMAs would even consider incest as an acceptable story theme for the TV series they are trying to honor. The SG-1 characters (and the Atlantis ones for that matter,) are moral citizens (Goa'uld & other badies aside!), regardless of what planet they originate from...yes, they are just fictional characters, yet a series doesn't run for 10 years with a spin off series going on 5 years, without a core set of decent principles endearing them into the hearts of fans. Guess what? Condoning or participating in Incest isn't one of those principles, go figure? For those of you who disagree, well, that's your right. If you want to interpret the characters that way, that's your call. Just as it is my right to not want to be associated with an awards program that is the total antithesis of my morals and that (I believe) of SG-1 & SGA. To that end I have refused the nomination to the BMAs, and told them my reasons for doing so. I have also discussed it with Robin K, and she agrees that we will remove the BMA that was won for 'The Blonde, the Redhead & the Archaeologist(s)'. While when that award was given, there was no encouragement of incest specifically, the new encouraged themes have tarnished what having that award meant, and I do not want my work sullied by association. I would rather have no awards at all, than to have one such as that. Robin K will also be removing her BMAs for her 'Destiny's Child' series, for the same reasons as myself.
On a much more pleasant note, my next story is coming along very well! I intended this one to be very lighthearted in comparison to the angst that started with 'Steps Back in Time' and ended in 'Changes', however the Muse has decreed that there be some seriousness. But overall it will be just a bit of fun with SG-1 running amok in the SGC. And I'm very excited about the prospect of working with Robin K again to merge our universes. Say what? I hear you exclaim? Oh, did I forget to mention that it will be a partial crossover? It'll be very different to our previous collaboration. They will be completely different story lines with only a few scenes of our universes entwining with each other, but it's already turning into a lot of fun! (For Robin & me, that is!) Anyway that's me up-to-date for now. I look forward to hearing from you!
May 13, 2008
Hello everybody! Well, my computer upgrade is complete and I'm back in business...well, sort of. For the foreseeable future my normal email addy is still out of action. So I have decided to swap it over permanently to my 'universal' email addy so that I can access any little notes that are directed my way from any computer at any time. The new addy is already up on the contacts page, and I hope to hear from you soon!
May 10, 2008
ANNOUNCEMENT! The Skiffy Awards have opened for voting (yeah, and ahead of schedule...how about that???) So run, do not walk, to the Skiffy Awards, and dive right into the wonderful array of fan fic and fan art! Submerge yourself in your favorite fandom, be it Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, or Supernatural. Find those favorites, and vote! Be sure to tell your friends as well...no one should miss out on this treat!
Skiffy Nominee List
(Note: I don't know whether registering with the forum before voting is required or not. At the top of the nominee list page, you'll see 'Forum' listed. Click on it, and then go to the "Skiffy Voting" thread. From there, choose the genre and subcategory, and then find the story or artwork you want to vote for. Click, and you're done! So...go forth and vote!)
May 6, 2008
CONGRATULATIONS SKIFFY NOMINEES! Yep, the official nominee list for the Skiffy Awards came out today...here is a list of those stories that were nominated for the authors of TCO:
Vision From Next Door
Steps Back in Time
The Blonde, the Redhead and the Archaeologist(s)
Popcorn Doesn't Lie
It's Hard to Say Goodbye
When Two Hearts Collide
The Blonde, the Redhead and the Archaeologist(s)
Trio of Blessings
Christmas, Malls, and Jaffa
Hell is for Children
There are others that I would like to mention; ldyanne's work is found in the Stargate Atlantis category, and Kikki's in the Supernatural category:
Memories of a Night Not Lived
Six Ways Rodney Finds Out Teyla is Pregnant
Knocking At Death's Door
Words Spoken in Silence
The Good Sheppard
Five Reasons Dean Ran
Thanks to everyone who nominated stories, and I wish the best of luck to all. So hurry on over, voting starts May 15th, and you'll need every moment you can get to enjoy this buffet of goodies!!
Skiffy Award Nominee List
April 27, 2008
Due to a total overhaul of the SGC computer, I will be out of contact for an indefinite amount of time. Sam, Siler & Thor are currently working on the upgrades and hopefully will have it up and running soon. If anyone would like to contact me, you can email Robin and she will be able to forward on messages to me. Sorry, I know it's a pain in the proverbial butt, but it’s unavoidable."
April 24, 2008
Hello! Well, finally the next installment of my tales is done and ready for you to read! I know it’s been a looooooong time in coming, and I thank you for your patience and those of you who emailed me with words of encouragement! (You have no idea how much you helped!)
So with no further ado, I’ll leave you to peruse 'Changes' at your leisure!
April 19th, 2008
G-day! This will be the shortest update ever… ‘Feathers & Lace’ is now uploaded! Just a friendly warning, I’ve been told that you may need access to a cold shower after you finish chapters 1 & 2 or have your respective partner on standby. Enjoy!
April 12, 2008
Hello, hello, hello! This update is coming live from The Chosen One's Headquarters! I've been having a fabulous time catching up with Robin and playing tourist, however I have managed to get in some writing time in between all the chatter. My stories are now thankfully at the beta stage, so now it is only a matter of days before the first will be uploaded. These two tales I've decided to link together into a 'mini-series' called 'Daedal Lineage' since the recurring theme is focused around family. Okay, so what can I say about these two tales? The first, ‘Feathers & Lace’, is probably as close to a Plot-What-Plot as I will ever get, (well, the first half is). It’s basically Daniel and Annika’s honeymoon, so need I say more? Well…actually, yes…It is the lead in for the second and massively longer tale, ‘Changes’. Now, ‘Changes’, as I mentioned in an earlier update, all started with a very innocent question of ‘I wonder what would have happened if…‘this event’ never happened'. Little did I know that it would turn into the longest story I have ever written! I admit that it is a bit angsty, though no where near as 'bad' as 'Steps Back in Time' (Yes, I hear your sighs of relief!). Did a little experimenting with both stories, by titling the individual chapters. I’d be interested to know your thoughts if this was a good idea or not, and of course your opinion on the stories themselves is always very much welcome. But I'm getting a little ahead of myself. In about a week's time 'Feathers & Lace' will be ready, followed by 'Changes' after a couple of days.
Totally off-track, in being away from my computer for over a week, I have discovered that my 'mailbox' is full. I can only presume that it is full of all those 'wonderful' ads enticing me to buy their magic little pills that will increase my stamina and enlarge an appendage that I do not have. So, if you have emailed me since the 1st April and it has bounced back, then I humbly apologize. I'll be back Down Under on the 16th, and I assure you that I will be cleaning out that mailbox first thing.
Okay, well, that's me just about all caught up. My next update will be to let you know the precise day 'Feathers & Lace' will be ready for you to read!
February 2, 2008
G-day Everyone! Just a quick update…(see, I’m sticking to New Year’s resolution not to be so slack in my updates!) I hope you’re all enjoying the new look of the site. Robin, Lisa and I had sooooo much fun playing around with the designs!
My latest tales are kicking along nicely…still no idea when they will be finished but there has been significant progress! Have come up with a possible title for the longer second story. At the moment it’s called ‘Changes’. Nice and simple, don’t you think? Which is kinda ironic given that nothing about time travel is nice and simple…at least it’s not to me. (Next time I even think the words ‘time travel’ I have given Robin permission to zat’ me!)
Oh, and finally, earlier today we found a minor link error with a tale written a while ago, ‘The Blonde, the Redhead and the Archaeologist(s)’. Those of you who have read it, will know that it was a collaboration story with Robin where the tale is the same in both our corners, except for chapter 10. It seems that using the ‘next’ button on the bottom of my pages to progress to the next chapter diverted to Robin’s version of the story…so people were missing out on the different chapter 10 which ‘concluded’ the adventure for Daniel and Annika. So if you’re interested, the link had now been fixed.
Well, thanks for tuning in! Hopefully the next update I give will be to announce that my next adventure will be ready to post! (Fingers crossed anyway!)
January 21, 2008
BREAKING NEWS FROM AROUND THE TOK’RA WATER COOLER!
The Stargate Fan-Fiction Awards are now open for your perusal. So if you feel so inclined after a hard day of fighting off the Goa’uld, Ori or even worse, Kinsey, why not kick back and check out the stories and multi-media sites that have been nominated.
December 23, 2007
Hello Everybody! Bet you thought I’d dropped off the face of the Earth, didn’t you? Truth is, I didn’t realize just how much time had passed since I gave an update until a faithful reader brought it to my attention! Time certainly does have a way of slipping by, doesn’t it? It’s been a hectic couple of months…the first part was swallowed up very pleasurably by a trip to New York and a Stargate convention, and then not so pleasurably the madness that is the world of retail pre-Christmas, has dug into my writing time.
However, I have managed to make a solid start on a tale. The first six chapters are under my belt, although that may not mean much considering I have no idea how long the story will end up being. I will give you a bit of a hint….it involves time travel. It is based around the musing of "What if ‘this’ never happened?"… (and, nope, I’m not going to give away what ‘this’ is!) I’m sorry to say that I have no clue as to when this as yet untitled story will be finished, but on the bright side I can guarantee that there will be 2 stories in quick succession when I do get my butt into gear and write. The first story (that I haven’t written a word for yet!) will be short and will act as a lead in to the longer second one.
So, that’s me basically up-to-date for now. I’d like to make a special thank you to people who have taken the time to give me feedback, it’s always wonderful to hear your opinions and to find out what you enjoyed (or didn’t enjoy) about my tales.
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas or if you do not celebrate that particular religious event, then a Happy Day in general.
Sept. 14, 2007
Well, ‘Popcorn Doesn’t Lie’ is now finished! It has been a bit of an adventure doing this particular story arc, (not that I ever intended to drag out the spy issue out this long, but the Muse had other ideas!) A mix of highs and lows with quite a few twists and turns, that have been so much fun to write. I have to say a big thank you to Robin, who in beta-ing my tale picked up on those Aussie-American cultural differences. (Who knew that our ‘languages’ were so different???) So, ‘Ta’ Robin! Anyway, I hope you enjoy the tale!
Note from Robin: You're welcome, my friend! Have to love those differences. I'll teach you to say 'cookie' yet! * big grin *
Sept. 2, 2007
G-day Everybody! Just dropping a line to give you an update on how things are going. Firstly, ‘Popcorn Doesn’t Lie’ is almost finished. Fingers crossed that it will only be another couple of weeks and it will be up and running. It’s quite a bit lighter than ‘Steps Back In Time’, (yes, I hear your sigh of relief about that!) though there are a few tense moments as the team draw closer to discovering who the spy is.
The next item on my agenda is to thank all of you who nominated my and Robin's humble tales for the SFAs. It was a wonderful and jaw dropping surprise to have not just one, but all of my stories nominated. So THANK YOU!
And lastly, on a personal note, I know that it’s not universally Father’s Day today, but it is in my little corner of the world. So, to all the men who are Dads, those who are yet to be Dads, and the Dads that are no longer with us except in spirit living within our hearts, I wish you all a very Happy Father's Day.
July 5, 2007
G-day All! I’ve noticed that there are a few of you who have been faithfully hitting my update page, so I thought I should…well…um…update you! My next story, ‘Popcorn Doesn’t Lie’, is well underway. I have no idea when it will be finished, nor how long the story itself will be…Yeah, yeah, I know, can I be any more vague? I had planned on it being quite short, but it seems that the Muse has other ideas. On the upside, I can guarantee that there will be a resolution to that nasty snitch issue. Whether it’s a good result or a bad one remains to be seen. Side note: the identity of the spy came as a jaw dropping surprise to me, I’d be interested to know your opinion when it is finally posted.
Speaking of opinions, from the feedback I’ve received regarding ‘Steps Back in Time’…it seems that there are some who found the first four chapters too…er…taxing on the emotions to continue on with the Epilogue. Can I just say to all those that I sent running for the tissue box cursing my name for writing such a thing, to please read it…it ‘fixes’ everything!
Well, that’s about it for now. I shall try, (just try mind you, I tend to follow the same clock as our favourite archaeologist so time has a habit of getting away from me!) not to be such a slack arse with future updates!
May 5, 2007
Hmmm…what should I say about ‘Steps Back in Time’? First off I humbly apologize for the subject matter. I don’t know where the idea morphed from considering that my previous stories have mostly been lighthearted with a bit of angst thrown in, rather than the other way around. This story while short, has been the hardest thing I have ever written, and I hope to God that the Muse does not ever drag me (kicking and screaming!) down this path again. However, having said that it has been a rewarding experience to write a piece of this nature. Parts of it may seem clichéd to some, and yet a lot of the character reactions I’ve incorporated, I have either experienced myself or witnessed first hand. All I can say, without meaning to sound trite (or too much like Jack,) death is a cliché. It’s heart wrenching, a kick to the stomach, numbing to the mind, and the pain experienced by those who survive the loss of a loved one cannot be fully understood by those who have been lucky enough not to experience it as yet…
Jeez, where did that come from? Sorry, didn’t mean to get all serious an maudlin on you! Well, I can’t say I hope you enjoy this story…although there are a few ‘bright’ moments thrown in…can I just say here’s the next installment of Daniel and Annika’s adventures for your perusal? Yep, I think I can…and will! I’d love to hear your thoughts about it when you’ve finished, the good, the bad and anything in between.
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April 27, 2007
G-day all! Just thought I’d drop a line to keep you updated about a couple of things. First off, ‘Steps Back In Time’ will definitely be up on site by mid May. I know that I previously mentioned it may be finished by the end of April, but time kind of got away from me.
Second, it has been brought to my attention that some of you wonderful readers had nominated some of my and Robin’s stories for this year’s Isis Awards, yet for some mysterious reason they haven’t been added to the nominees list. I contacted the Isis moderators and this was the response I received…"The reason they aren't up is because whenever we tried to screen the fics, we kept getting a 404 error. Since we didn't have time to look for the fics we decided to just leave them out this year. We're sorry, we don't know why we kept getting an error, and we thought that it was the best thing for us to do under the crunch we ended up being in. So sorry". I know you find this ‘404 error’ as bizarre as I do. I mean, if the stats for The Chosen site is anything to go by, no one else seems to be having a problem gaining access to our tales, and the nominators obviously had no 404 errors showing up. Why don’t we put it down to a nasty, vindictive computer gremlin that for whatever reason chose to pick on The Chosen site? Psycho gremlins aside, I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to those of you who did take the time to nominate our tales. Being nominated…or rather almost nominated in this case…is greatly appreciated by me, and by Robin too. So THANK YOU!!!
April 5, 2007
G-day! Just a quick note to let you know that now that I have come off the high of my fantastic trip to Vancouver and visit with Robin, I have seriously started work on my next story. I’d like to say that it’ll be short and sweet…but the Muse has decided that only one of those adjectives will apply. When it’s up and running (fingers crossed that will be by the end of April,) you’ll see for yourself which one it is. *yeah, I know, I’m a tease <evil wicked grin>*
Thank you to everybody who has read ‘Interruptions of Inconvenience’, the response to this and all my stories is quite overwhelming to me, and I’d like you to know that your feedback is greatly appreciated. I’d especially like to thank those of you that have come back for a second or even third read of my tales…That people have read them once is fabulous, but to have enjoyed them enough to come back and relive the adventures of Daniel, Annika and SG-1...that is just totally mind blowing. THANK YOU!!!!!
March 6, 2007
G-day! For those of you who have been checking out my update page for a progress report, the wait is finally over! ‘Interruptions of Inconvenience’ is now up and running for your reading ‘convenience’! I had a lot of fun writing this one, even if I did get sidetracked, interrupted and blindsided by inconvenient outside forces. It was an interesting experience creating a ‘new’ team almost from scratch and incorporating ‘one off’ guest characters from the show into my Stargate world. Hope you enjoy this next installment of Daniel and Annika's adventures!
March 2, 2007
Well our scouts have informed us that Senator Kinsey was not successful in trying to shut down the Isis Awards. He only managed to delay them for a bit. According to the Intel, SG-1 with the help of that lovable rogue Maybourne (aka Hutch) managed to save the day and the Isis Awards are now accepting nominations. Be warned there is a new set of Commanders at the Isis helm, so please read the nomination rules carefully.
Jan. 12, 2007
G-day all! Just letting you know that my next story is kicking along nicely, although I had no idea that the title would become an analogy of my real life. I have been plagued with little inconvenient interruptions for the last couple of weeks, but hopefully things will settle down soon, so I can get my tale finished. In the previous update the Isis Awards were mentioned and for those of you that have checked out the site, you will have realized that as of yet, there's been no 2007 schedule posted for the awards. I have a little theory regarding why there’s been no out going communications from the Isis site. Discounting a Foothold situation, it’s possible that Senator Kinsey has entered the picture and is doing his best to delay the awards, or worse have the program shut down. Naturally it’ll be SG-1’s mission to stop the smarmy senator, using any means available, including seeking assistance from the lovable rogue Harry Maybourne. So if you see a message in the classifieds of your local newspaper, asking Hutch to contact Starsky, then you know what it’s about. Robin K has a different idea about the delay, so check out her update page for her possible scenario. Either way, we will be sure to pass along whatever Intel we receive.
Dec. 26, 2006
It's that time of year again! On January 1st, the Isis Awards will open for nominations. This is your chance to support your favorite authors and help them to showcase their work. We all like to read a good story, so whether it be us, your own work or a friend's from a neighboring planet, if you enjoyed a story, let others know by nominating the tale(s) for an Isis Award. Be sure to read all of the nominating rules carefully.
Dec. 17, 2006
G-day everybody! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything new…and I’m sorry to say that it will be even longer before my next tale, tentatively titled ‘Interruptions of Inconvenience’, is up and running. I have been a little distracted the last few weeks due to the utterly fantastic experience of traveling to New York to attend a Stargate convention…and just when I was coming off the natural high of actually meeting a stack of the Stargate stars, not to mention the wonderful fans, I got confirmation that I’ll be going to the Vancouver convention in March next year. So please forgive me for being off with the fairies…or rather off world with the Nox. However, I haven’t been totally idle. I have discovered that there were some significant grammatical errors that had eluded me in my previous tales, so I am in the process of fixing them up. Well, that’s about it, just wanted you to know that I haven’t accidentally opened a wormhole to the planet with the blackhole, distorting the flow of time around me.
Oh, and I’d like to thank Moonmistress for giving me the Blue Moon Award, although as you all know I can’t take all the credit for that story. ‘The Blonde, the Redhead and the Archaeologist(s)’ was very much a joint effort with my dear friend RobinK, so really the award belongs to both of us.
Dec. 9, 2006
Robin K. is THRILLED to announce that Renee has won a Blue Moon Award for The Blonde, the Redhead and the Archaeologist(s)! CONGRATULATIONS, Renee!!! See the award on Renee's story list page, and on the story introduction page.
Oct. 14, 2006
G-day! Well, the crossover story ‘The Blonde, the Redhead and the Archaeologist(s)’ with Robin K is ready to go! It’s amazing to me that an off the cuff comment a few months ago has resulted in an actual story! I have had such a whale of a time on this tale. It’s been a total crack up for both of us to have Casey and Annika, the resident smart asses of our tales, play off each other. I have to say a huge THANK YOU to Robin for making me laugh so hard my stomach hurt…it’s almost a shame that the story had to end! But end, it must…or perhaps I could say the end of this particular chapter…It’s not totally off the cards that our characters may meet up again in the future…um…past…er…present…dammit! Time travel gives me a headache! But you know what I mean. I hope you enjoy reading our tale as much we enjoyed writing it! Oh, incase you missed the warning on Robin’s page…serious laughing fits may ensue certain segments. (Don't forget, the stories 'end' differently! Check them both out to get both endings!)
Sept. 27, 2006
G-day! Okay, all cultural mishaps have been fixed…I think…and Christmas Memories is up and running. I’d just like to say thank you soooo very much to those of you who took the time to let me know you enjoyed my tales. Your wonderful comments made this little Aussie all warm and fuzzy! Well…happy reading!
Sept. 23, 2006
G-day everybody! Just thought I’d let you know that my next tale ‘Christmas Memories’ should be up and ready pretty soon. I kinda hit a few cultural snags, which were discovered when Robin had a sneak peek at the story. (We both had way too much fun sorting out those little hiccups.) *Thanks Robin, by the way* Turns out that we Aussies have slightly different Christmas traditions to you guys over in the US, so I need to fix that up. With this in mind, I have decided to ‘Americanise’ my tales from here on in…whoops, guess I should have said ‘Americanize’. As you can see, it will take a bit of time for me to get used to the ‘odd’ spelling, but I’m always up for a challenge! <grin> Oh, and it was suggested that I warn people not to eat or drink while reading ‘Christmas Memories’. Apparently it’s quite funny in places, and I’d hate to be the cause of any spillages on your computers.
Sept. 5, 2006
Okay, folks, here it is! Renee's corner of the web is up and running, and her first story, "A Vision From Next Door" is ready for your perusal. Her second story will be up in the next day or so as well. I'm sure you'll enjoy this story as much as I did! I'll give you a hint...Annika is a hoot!! More than likely Renee will leave updates and tidbits here for you as well...so stay tuned!!