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Apr. 25th, 2015

YvtW x LOTR rewrite update

Finished Part 6
Previous: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Also made small edits to the previous parts to account for the new changes. Some notes regarding major setting changes:

* Since PJ pushed Gundabad as another major enemy location in the Hobbit films, I shoehorned it in here as well since the xover setting is half-half movieverse vs bookverse as things go. It's also my excuse of where the Sons of Elrond and the Northern Dunedain were in the movie timeline for them to not appear at all in the LOTR movies.

* Didn't manage to get screentime with Thranduil in, to my own chagrin. Then again, I wrote so much on his backstory that I guess this is sort of a break. Still working on Part 7 and that will have some more.

* So the way I'm meshing together the movie & book timeline is that the Battle of Five Armies in movie canon (and in this xover TL) took place 17 years later than it had in book canon. Coincidentally, the time between Bilbo and then Frodo leaving for Rivendell would also take 17 years less time than it would have in book canon, so that balances out. This way, Aragorn would've been around 27 at the time of BOFA (and hence it would actually make sense for Thranduil to send Legolas off to find a pal who's not a 10 year old boy). But it also means that the ages of the Kings of Dale will need to be pushed back a bit. Bain was 18 at the time of BOFA in the movies, and so here he's still the king instead of his son Brand. Not that I've gotten to showing them yet, of course. That's also in the next part.

* Still conflicted on what I'm going to do with Denethor, especially since I'm moving closer to movie characterization for him. (Mostly cuz I don't care much about him. The people I like I tend to take the best parts of both movie and book characterization, I find. =P) Maybe I'll end up just siccing Galadriel on him. Hehe.

* Modified Arwen's part a bit...still not too satisfied with her non-part. Also need to figure out what I'm going to do with Eowyn. We need more strong female characters dangit. Eh... part of the problem is that I'm mainly writing from the POV of the SI characters, so we don't really get to see a lot of the stuff going on elsewhere. I should maybe write a separate interlude in tandem with the storyline covering all the NPC stuff going on. Ugh. But that's also so much work.

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Apr. 12th, 2015

So I accidentally a fic...

It started with me writing out my headcanon for the backstory of the LOTR setting that I'm using for the YvtW xover.

Basically starting with the movie-verse as a baseline and then start making changes, adding things, and explaining things from a different pov to align more book-verse themes/characterization/etc. to it. I still have a huge infodump file. And a genealogy graph (so I can keep my OCs straight).

Then I started writing post-Hobbit:BOFA plot and dialogue. So I thought... eh, I can put fic snippets in a separate file. Now, 60+ Google doc pages later, I...pretty much have a full fledged fic.

Part 1 - Fall & Winter After BOFA
Part 2 - Spring & Summer After BOFA

Total of 27k+ words. That's like half a nanowrimo. I... I don't even know where all these words came from.

Also, my muses are demanding I write First Age Silm-fic set in Doriath, a backstory to the backstory.

Halp.

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Jan. 28th, 2014

YvtW rewrite update

Part 5 is done.
Previous: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Yeah I still haven't decided on Faramir's fate yet. *shrug*

I dropped all the extra dragons and stuff from the original version, because honestly, they're not needed. I think I've kept things more in line with canon and still made for an effective narrative.

Plans for part 6...I want to incorporate more of Mirkwood and possibly Dale/Erebor - which means that part won't get written until I see Hobbit 3 and decide what to keep/discard. I did have one scene already with Thranduil, and that is also still subject to retcon.

As for the segue into the Afterlife arc, it doesn't make sense anymore for Aragorn to bring up the connection. If [personal profile] ossian approves, I want to use character from the Simarillion. I have two potential candidates, so let me know who you prefer.

* Tuor - He's similar to the PCs in that he wasn't born immortal, which gives a mechanism to introduce some background meta stuff. Canonically known to have dropped off the map, so to speak, for a long time. His Edain heritage may give him the freedom to 'travel beyond the circle of the world' which sounds like an euphemism for d-travel. Also, he would bring together 4 generations of direct lineage (Tuor - Earendil - Elrond - Elladan/Elrohir) which could make for some interesting family drama.

* Maglor - Another wanderer whose fate is unknown since the end of the First Age. He would introduce lots of potential conflict/drama. Given that as long as the Andromeda is around, Earendil's Simaril is technically within reach, a lot of people (including the PCs) would get all paranoid about the Doom with Maglor around. Elrond would likely have some mixed feelings about the guy due to being kidnapped/raised by him. And even putting aside the Silmaril, I suspect Earendil would not like him for the same reason.

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Jan. 16th, 2014

Rewrite of part 4 done

New: Part 4
Previous: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Notes:

- Going with a saner Paths of the Dead thing (see last entry). Which means we only get quickly where we are going due to explicit cheating rather than via the magic of scene change. Also, ditching the CGI ghosts at Pelargir because it would be a little too anti-climatic to bring them to Minas Tirith, since I don't plan on having more than just the one big battle there.

- Just realized while researching while rewriting: Shelob is a Bug/Poison type by pokemon standards. Bug/Poison are vulnerable to Fire/Psychic types. CBY, who killed Shelob, used Fire (lightsaber) and Psychic (Dark Side Force) attacks. Wow, it all works out!

- Feeling really sorry for Faramir after everything I've done (and will do further) to him. By the same respects, if I need Denethor alive, it'll be so I can torture him. Narratively speaking, that is. My PC doesn't do torture.

- According to wiki, Theodred is like 10+ years older than Eomer/Eowyn. However, his movie actor looks really young. So I am retconning my continuity based on the movie actor and making him the same age as Eowyn, and thus younger than Eomer.

- Eowyn does end up going to Gondor with the army anyway. So... who else should I kill/maim off? *eg*

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Jan. 13th, 2014

LOTR x YvtW rewrite update

Finished Part 3 today.
Previous: Chapter 1 Chapter 2

Notes:

- Massive, massive rewrite from the original. Basically everything in Rohan was rewritten. Most of my PC's scenes were also reshuffled and altered.

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Jan. 9th, 2014

LOTR stuff

It started with Hobbit II, and me trawling tumblr for pics. That led to reading linked articles about Tolkien in general, which somehow led me to go back and re-read the YvtW story arc for LOTR. And well, I ended up starting the re-write of that shebang that I'd always wanted to do but could never work up the motivation.

[personal profile] ossian, if you can read these, let me know what you think: Chapter 1 Chapter 2

Those were the easy parts. When we did the original thread, only FOTR had come out, so TTT and ROTK were entirely based on the book (entire sections were lifted almost verbatim) and not the movies. So the later parts will pretty much need to be completely re-written to incorporate more movie canon.

Anyway, some stuff that occured to me while (re-)plotting and trying to strike a balance between book and movie...
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Jun. 10th, 2011

The Priest and the Mermaid

Title: The Priest and the Mermaid
Fandom: Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides
Pairing: Philip / Syrena
Rating: PG?
Summary: Myths, legends, fairy tales...stories that change with the telling. Here, thrice told is the story of Philip and Syrena, at the crossroads of their lives.

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AN: Revamped and cleaned up the original draft.
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Jan. 3rd, 2011

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Prometheus Bound (outline)
Series: Alternative Destiny, following Consequences
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: In at least four other timelines, P3R-233 was a dead world, burned by the wrath of Apophis. In this timeline, the butterfly effect saved their civilization, but can it save their future?

Prometheus Bound )

Notes:
1. We don't know much about the planet where the quantum mirror was found, aside from that in three canon realities (as well as the "original" timeline here), the race was wiped out by Apophis, probably for being too advanced and thus a threat to Goa'uld rule. Given the many artifacts lying around the place, it's not hard to imagine this world had an SGC-like operation that just didn't have the character shields and luck that Earth did to dodge the bullets of a dangerous galaxy.
2. The butterfly that caused a difference in *this* reality is that the Asgard were on the lookout for the quantum mirror (foreshadowing) for their quantum research, and thus stepped in to save this particular planet as a side effect of that goal.

Dec. 31st, 2010

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Aftermath (outline)
Series: Alternative Destiny, following Fall of a Goddess
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: Hathor has fallen, but that doesn't mean SGC's job is done yet.

Aftermath )

Notes:
1. We don't much see the cannon SGC deal with the aftermath of their actions, especially given all the System Lords they've offed in their career. I thought it would be nice to deviate from that here.
2. I thought it ironic, and funny, that the NID would get thwarted by a different foe than the SGC. Similarly, having dealt with the NID first, Weir might have a better impression of the SGC in comparison... maybe.

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Fall of a Goddess (outline)
Series: Alternative Destiny, following
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: SGC is contacted by the advanced world of Javabli, who are interested in negotating technologies with the leaders of Earth. However, it soon becomes apparent that the planet and its people are not what they seem.

Fall of a Goddess )

Notes:
1. According to the air dates, it took about 16 months for Hathor to presumably start building up her forces and make a play on SGC. I've kept that time frame here, since she escaped earlier than in cannon.
2. It made no sense in the show that Hathor could have a mature symbiote in just over a year, so I'm guessing she artificially aging it somehow, possibly using tech scavenged from Nirriti. It doesn't matter whether or not O'Neill gets snaked anyway, since SGC in this timeline has the means to get it out.
3. Hathor did not appear to have air superiority in the show, so what little space capability she had was either not on that planet at the time, or she probably hasn't rebuilt any ships within a year yet.

Dec. 29th, 2010

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Stolen Memories (outline)
Series: Alternative Destiny, following Remembrance
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: Grateful to the Galarans for their help, Earth begins negotiations. Unfortunately, the Galarans have an ulterior motive to the talks.

Stolen Memories )

Notes:
1. The irony of the Galarans is that they're practically a mirror of the SGC/NID relationship. This story could have easily be one going the opposite way - with the NID stealing info/tech and the SGC having an attack of conscience, causing the advanced alien race targeted to not think too badly of Earth but not want to deal further with them anyway. *coughcanonTollanscough*

Dec. 27th, 2010

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Remembrance (outline)
Series: Alternative Destiny, following
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: Daniel dies again. Or did he?

Remembrance )

Notes:

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Pest Control (outline)
Series: Alternative Destiny, following Drummer Boy
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: At the (oblique) request of the Asgard, SGD investigates the mystery of an apparently abandoned planet. Will they be forced to watch the doom of a civilization?

Pest Control )

Notes:
1. Made some changes to the description of Svoriin (RPG is not cannon :P) in order to make the plot work.
2. I don't think they found any uninfected survivors in "Bane", which took place in 1998. But there were still newly infected people, so I'll hazard to guess there are still some uninfected survivors in 1997. Also, it was said Teal'c symbiote was helping hold back the effects of the bug bites, and given how miraculous goa'uld symbiote healing works, I'm guessing that without it, a human wouldn't last very long at all.

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Desert Bloom (outline)
Series: Alternative Destiny, following
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: The SGC is back in business - bigger and better than ever - and so is its relationship with Abydos, the site of Earth's first off-world base.

Desert Bloom  )

Notes:

Dec. 24th, 2010

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Connecting the Dots (outline)
Series: Alternative Destiny, following Frozen History
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: It turns out Daniel's grandfather wasn't crazy after all. The discoveries in the Antarctic outpost takes Destiny One on a wild ride.

Connecting the Dots )

Notes:
1. Without Teal'c to interrupt the transport process of the skull as in canon, it's likely that the transport would complete and facilitate the initial contact with the Omeyocans.
2. The Tollan homeworld was uninhabitable by late 1997/early 1998. So at this point in time, it's reasonable to have them in the middle of their crisis.

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Frozen History (outline)
Series: Alternative Destiny
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: The alternate O'Neill had reason to hate Antarctica. Unfortunately, a change in the timeline does not stop the frozen continent from being the jinx of his existence.

Frozen History )

Notes:
1. I don't want to deal with the issue with Ayianna or the weapons platform yet (that's being saved for later, maybe), so a simple workaround is to have Destiny tell SGC to dig somewhere else. I'd hate to think the major outpost of the Ancients and practically one of their capitals would be as small as the bit we saw on TV, so let's just say it was just a small bit of the whole thing.
2. Jack's and Sam's dislike of Antarctica is, of course, mainly due to the influence of their alternate selves. Of course, given that they won't have good experiences in this timeline with the place either, I'm sure they'll start forming their own reasons to dislike it.

Dec. 13th, 2010

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Unseen Killer (wip)
Series: Alternative Destiny, following
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: Two unrelated gate trips combine to unleash devastating consequences onto an unwary SGC.

Unseen Killer )

Notes:
I tried to leave Jack out of this fic as I want to expand my writing horizons to the other characters. The story takes place while he is on medical leave after P3R-636. I managed to resist having him coming in after lockdown was lifted and getting jumped by a delayed-infected Sam. *cough* The unfortunate side effect is that Sam got left out of the fic too.

Dec. 9th, 2010

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Shifting Sands
Series: Alternative Destiny, following Neighborhood Watch
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary:

Shifting Sands )

Notes:
1. The 36 hour day that Abydos canonically had was too inconvenient for long term Earth human presence. So pretend that Ancient terraforming in these two timelines also adjusted the planet's rotation to approximate Earth's. As for the development of the Abydonians, that deviated in this timeline about 1000 years ago when they were placed under the Asgard Protected Planets Treaty.
2. Italics here refers to Abydonian dialect, mainly to contrast between when Daniel uses the translator and when it's off. The "modern" Goa'uld language is in bold. Thor's recording is also in Abydonian since it was programmed for the locals.
3. Although I thought about having the Abydonians mistake the Terrans for soldiers of Ra, I couldn't figure out how to fit the Eye of Ra into the plot. I would expect that SGC is already aware that the Eye is not just a decorative item, and it's probably locked up somewhere in Area 51.
4. The canon Hammer of Thor wouldn't have worked on Abydos since Ra didn't use Jaffa. So this Moljnor performs a Hall of Might type function instead.

Dec. 8th, 2010

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Storm Front (outline)
Series: Alternative Destiny, following Murphy's Favored
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: Back on Abydos, Daniel's curiosity gets the planet into trouble. But even as everyone scrambles to protect the planet, their problems is only a foreshadowing of what's to come.

Storm Front )

Notes:
1. The Abydos of this timeline deviated about 1000 years ago when they were placed under the Asgard Protected Planets Treaty.

Dec. 6th, 2010

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Murphy's Favored
Series: Alternative Destiny, following Shifting Sands
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: With Hammond in DC, Jack has been placed in charge of SGC. Unfortunately, between touchy alien visitors, snarky team leaders, and slimy NID observers, it seems as if the universe just has it in for him.

Murphy's Favored )

Notes:
1. I'm ignoring the trinium arrow shooting through bulletproof glass. Although trinium is strong enough, no human could have provided the force behind it (via bow and arrow).
2. Yes, this is the same Arthur Lee as in the series prologue/epilogue.
3. Here, Earth hasn't been directly attacked yet by the Goa'uld, so the need for self defense shouldn't as acute as in canon. That's why Lance can bring up a long term solution she had. And that's also why the NID's arguments sound more like they're motivated by greed than self defense.
4. I changed the looks of the Spirits aliens so they're less obviously humanoid and more, yknow, alien. I'm sure if Stargate wasn't constrained by a budget, they'd have done the same.
5. I glossed some parts since I don't want to just parrot the original episode dialog. Hopefully the chapter is still readable on its own.

Sep. 15th, 2010

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Reunion (outline)
Series: Alternative Destiny, following
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary:

Reunion )

Notes:
1. Yay gurrl power. *cough* Or, why should Sam be the only Mary Sue around here?

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Drummer Boy (outline)
Series: Alternative Destiny, following Desert Bloom
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: Our heroes find out about the price of their success when a young boy comes through the stargate asking them to save another more advanced race.

Drummer Boy )

Notes:
1. The whole Reetou rebel idea of fighting the Goa'uld through attrition seems to be a really dumb idea for any gate-capable race to come up with, IMO. Unfortunately, I couldn't think of any better target for the rebel Reetou to attack, and still get Terra the TERs, so I went with it.
2. As to the fate of "Charlie"... the series just sort of never mentioned him after the Tok'ra took him. I might bring him back in a future chapter if dramatically appropriate.

Sep. 7th, 2010

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Diplomatic Solutions
Series: Alternative Destiny, immediately following First Step Forward
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: With the heady rush of success in extracting SG-2 from Goa'uld territory, the SGC now turns its attention to the missing SG-1 on P3R-636 and questions of what to do with the young Sodan warrior who helped out SG-2.

Diplomatic Solutions )

Notes:
1. I'm taking a departure from canon in my characterization of the Sodan. After 5000 years (though probably not that long in this timeline) of semi-isolation, self-rule, and studiously pursuit of the wisdom of the Ancients, they shouldn't still be a cardboard cut-out of Jaffa culture. Mixing Ancient ideology and Jaffa ideology, maybe something similar to the Shaolin stereotype of the wuxia genre (sans the celibacy bits)... Also, in order for them to successfully raid for symbiotes at the rate they must need them I assume they must have some kind of advanced intelligence system.
2. After much deliberation, Jack gets to be the first one with a death count in this timeline. Also made it a repeated death since "Frozen"/"Abyss" won't happen this time. I might as well get his quota of kills over with at once. As for Daniel...I'm sure he'll catch up in the death count somehow. Some things are just part of the character. (Oops...spoiler?)

Aug. 28th, 2010

Alternative Destiny series

Title: Out With a Bang
Series: Alternative Destiny, following Storm Front
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: It won't be a Stargate season finale without something blowing up in a spectacular manner. AKA, the more things change, the more clear it is who fate is out to get.

Out With a Bang )

Notes:
1. Poor Ra, with the timeline mangled and Earth trying not to get into a war, he still managed to die more or less on schedule anyway. :P
2. I'm not entirely sure I want to keep Kinsey around. He always seem to be too much of a caricature to me. But I left enough wiggle room to let him make a comeback if dramatically necessary.
3. The unknown ship is a hint at the next chapter/season to come.
4. I removed the references to elections since I've still undecided about which election schedule to use. Canon SG-1 has an election year that's 1 year ahead of RL. West Wing (still considering it) is 2 years ahead of RL.

Aug. 23rd, 2010

Alternative Destiny series

Title: First Step Forward
Series: Alternative Destiny, following Exposition in a Can
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Genre: Time Travel / AU
Rating: PG
Summary: Destiny's first interstellar mission is unexpectedly green-lighted for Heliopolis, while the first SG teams deployed off-world run into some trouble.

First Step Forward )

Notes:
1. P3R-636 is from the canon S2 episode "Need", where Naquadah mines were first seen (ignoring the movie, of course, since they never revisited the Abydos mines). I figure since they already know they need the stuff this time around, that planet will be scouted out sooner.
2. Chulak (P3X-237 here) was picked because that's where Hathor went in canon. Also, I needed a world with Goa'uld larvae for a first contact with the Sodan. Since Ra used human soldiers instead of Jaffa, Chulak was a good alternative and has some uses to setup future stuff.
3. The storms on Heliopolis in these timelines will not be annual. Mostly because I can't get the dates to align with canon. So we'll just have them occur at random... random meaning whenever our heroes need to be challenged by it.

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