See No Evil by greyias
Gen; PG-13; Written for Big Bang - Stargate program: Never happened. 89048 words
Summary: In a world without the SGC, John Sheppard never got his second chance and is ushered into early retirement. Nine months later he's working as a test pilot for the world's leading defense contractor on a groundbreaking new plane, and has just been introduced to his difficult new coworker, one Dr. Rodney McKay. However, not everything is as it appears to be. There's something very strange about this plane, John's employer--and Rodney McKay.
This is such an entertaining, well written story, I loved everything about it. It's got an engaging plot, with humor, suspense, spot-on characterization... everything a fic reader's heart desires. This story sure doesn't feel like almost-90,000 words. The setting works really well - it's a very plausible AU-divergence of the 'gateverse, and everybody is totally in character. It's a lot of fun seeing Sheppard and McKay snarking at each other, and finally bonding. A great friendship fic.
linkage: Been meaning to link this for ages: cake wrecks. More cake wrecks. There's a whole blog of them.
The beta version of the Archive of Our Own has opened to the public. Whohoo! (So far only browsing afaik; account creation coming soon.) Okay, I'm feeling kind of guilty because I am one of the archive testers but the past two weeks I was crazy busy with work and our new comic. I've just been feeling incredibly inspired, and you got to surf a wave of creativity while it lasts or you run the risk of losing it. So, on the plus side, page 2 of the comic is halfway inked. And I haven't fallen behind on work, either.
Many interesting LJ discussions going on, but again... work... comic... not enough hours in the day so I'm mostly lurking at the moment. And I opened an account over at Deviantart. I'm just cross-posting some of my fanart from LJ over there right now. I might use it to post some original art as well later... still testing the waters. But, oh man, some of the galleries over there have gorgeous art. You could lose yourself on that site. I've only taken a few peeks so far, but check these out: bluefooted, ursulav, jdillon82
Question for British folks: Has the new season of American Idol already started? (Yeah, loosing major cool points, I fear...)
- fic rec [SGA]: See No Evil by greyias