In your own space, create a fanwork. A drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. A picspam. Something.
One of my recent deadlines was for the sg_flyboys Cam/John exchange, so I'm going to use that artwork and drabble, as it's just been posted and I finished it during the Challenge period. It's called Flyboys Holiday, and it's over here.
In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing...Maybe it's someone whose fanworks you always DEVOUR as soon as they're posted - who needs sleep, anyway?
This was SO HARD. There are so many great writers and artists to choose from that for a while I just couldn't. Then I saw a post on my flist from someone discovering this writer, and I thought Yes! This is someone whose work I'll devour whenever it's posted.
So I'm going to talk about trophic, who's here on the AO3. Trophic writes for the SGA kinkmeme and "unanonned", to some degree, in this AO3 account so as to save their works. Which is great, as now they're all there in one handy place to access and re-read. Which I do, every so often. *g* I love trophic's writing style and approach to writing a wide variety of kinks. It's John-centric, which suits me fine, and the John-voice is excellent, often with a touch of helpless obliviousness as he discovers various aspects of his kinkiness pretty much in spite of himself, which makes it all so much hotter. What I love is that if trophic writes it I know I'll like it - no matter what the kink is, or the pairing or scenario. Trophic can make any pairing work, like the marvellous Sheppard/Woolsey BDSM!verse fic "Slide". Or Sheppard/Biro, Sheppard/Keller, even Sheppard/Atlantis, and of course the old Sheppard/McKay and Sheppard/Ronon favourites. They're all high-rated except for the Sheppard/Ronon knitting fic (!), and again, that suits me fine. I'm going to reward myself after all these damn deadlines are done, with another full re-read of trophic's oevre. Check the stories out, it's well worth it.
In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon and explain why you love it so much.
Again - so much to choose from, but for me it has to be this clip from Stargate Atlantis "Rising II" where the city surfaces from the ocean. There's even a bit of audio with it! (I am so not a vidder). I know I'm a sap, but it always makes my chest all warm and tight when I see it. And, er, it's really kind of phallic, you know? in a terrifyingly spiky sort of way...
~30 sec movie clip - download: MP4 file MOV file WMV file