You may not know it, f-list, but today is Ascension Day. I, for one, like to celebrate this day a less than traditional fashion.
The tradition began a few years ago when mylittleredgirl
wrote a fanfic about buying "Glad you're back from the dead!" cards for Daniel Jackson (I should say that I was
sure it was her, but I've been looking all day and I can't find it, so I am starting to doubt myself). I commented on the fic, but neither of us can remember where it was. Anyway, the end result was that Red found and mailed me an Ascension Day card, and even though I don't remember exactly what she wrote in it, I do remember having quite a time explaining it to my parents. :P
I am going to make some fic recs now, that have to do with Ascension in its various forms. Please comment below with recs of your own. Self-promotion is strongly encouraged. You can post 'shippy stories, gen stories, crack, angst, fluff...anything, so long as it centres around Ascension. This year, I am also throwing the floor open to any SGA fics that deal with Ascension.The Rec List
**After Great Pain
is a four part series I wrote with pellucid
back in 2004. It centres on Janet's reaction to Daniel's Ascension, and what happened when he got back. It starts off in an unhappy place, but we were both addicted to happy endings at the time.MourningGriefReconciliationHealing
is something I wrote while I was writing "After Great Pain". It's sort of my explanation as to why Daniel chose to tell act the way he did at the end of Season Six. It's the story where I realized what I felt about the Ancients, and I haven't really ever deviated from that original conclusion.
**I had some trouble with Daniel when he got back from the other plane. He was still Daniel...but he wasn't quite the Daniel I'd fallen in love with. When I read the initial spoilers for "Threads", I remember being quite put out. I think I'd just seen "Abyss" for the first time, and Jack's reaction to Ascension really stuck with me. I was pretty sure that if he was given the choice between Ascension and death, Daniel would choose death. Since this was before I discovered meta, I wrote Moon Shadow
instead. (And yes, it's based on the Cat Stevens song. I was going through a phase.)
**Then of course I watched
"Threads" and realized that it hadn't taken quite the path I'd thought about when I first read the spoilers. When the "Loose Ends" ficathon came along, audreys_castle
requested something about Daniel finding out about Jacob, and I wrote Resurrection
as a response.
, whose attention to detail brought us the masterful "Haunted Ship", wrote a post-Threads fic that had me at the title: Interference
. Because you can never have too much Bra'tac.
**I haven't read any of night_spear1287
's "Daniel of Abydos" series (so much fanfic, SO LITTLE TIME!), but I've been assured by people I trust that it's awesome, and the final part, Journeys
, deals with Ascension. The series is on my "summer list" for sure!
wrote Humpty Dumpty Had A Great Fall
for me for the 2006 danjanficathon
which, even though by the time she wrote it I'd forgotten when I requested, was still totally what I wanted. (RATED M!)
**And what's a rec post without a Five Things! Here we have vain_glorious
's Five Experiences Daniel Had While Descending
. I think it's the one about the languages that really gets me where it counts.
**Last but not least, we have tripoli8
, another story I haven't read but have been told I will adore (if only because I agree with her!). I am excited that in doing this, I've found stories to read!Important Note!
Since I've been in this fandom for, gosh, SIX YEARS NOW, I have forgotten a lot. On the list of stories I've forgotten (besides the one about the greeting card I mentioned in the intro), we have, at the very least, The One Where Janet Has Daniel's Glasses (meg_tdj
? Is that yours?), and I am sure there are many others (um...pellucid
, didn't you have one that takes place after Abyss? Do you have an ff.net page?). If I have forgotten you, I am sorry. THAT'S WHAT THE COMMENTS ARE FOR! SO!
Now it's your turn. Comment with your own recs, make your own posts and link back to this one, whatever tickles your fancy!
(Special thanks to sg_fignewton
for filling in the blanks for me when it came to fic!)