'She knew she should leave but she couldn’t move. Was completely unable to tear her eyes from the man she thought she knew, who had suddenly become someone completely different.'
Well written fanfiction dammit!
Is there any better feeling in the goddman world?!
This week's fic is from the Stargate SG-1 fandom.
SG-1 is an epic sci-fi series, spun off from a 1994 film, which had 10 seasons between 1997 and 2007 and several spin-offs of its own.
I also freaking love it. Not least because it blends humour in with the more serious stuff.
It's unfortunately far from a perfect series - issues with colonialism, lack of diversity, and more, are apparent when I re-watch the series now.
My friend Alec Te Pohe (who you should totally follow on Twitter) informed me a little while ago that the character Teal'c's head tattoo is appropriated from a Māori design - which is NOT ok.
I'm not saying all this to dampen anyone's enthusiasm - I just think it's important for us to acknowledge problems in any media we consume. 😊
This week's fic writes a beautiful romance story between two of the characters - Daniel Jackson and Jack O'Neill.
What's absolutely brilliant about this fic is that it's written entirely from the perspective of another character, Sam Carter, as she accidentally stumbles on their relationship.
'“Meaning of life stuff?” Sam smiled tremulously as she reached out to lightly ruffle her fingers through Daniel’s hair. “Love you, you know,” she told him softly.
“Pfffffft!” he grinned drunkenly, his face glowing. “Bet you say that to all the archleologilists – archleelogilists – ah cr*p – linglists.”'
Be warned though - bad stuff does happen in this fic.
Mainly to Daniel.
Which if you've ever watched the show won't really surprise you.
But be warned - lots of pain and injuries and stuff.
This week's fic, then, is:
Unsuspected by Phoenix_Emrys