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3 recs for week 36: dare

Three recs (one vid and two fic) for the prompt "dare": being brave in the Pegasus galaxy!


Vid: Be a Man, Rodney!, by chayiana
gen (or McShep), length: 3:38
There is something about using Disney songs in fanvids: they should be completely ridiculous, but for some reason the results are (cracky and) awesome. For example this one: taken at face value it's silly fun, but it's also about how Pegasus (and John in particular) challenge Rodney to become braver. I love that the scene almost at the very end is from the beginning of season 1, to show that the potential has been there all along, but we also see action hero!Rodney with the P90. I haven't seen many triumphant SGA vids, but the ending of this one qualifies. And it also has completely hilarious moments like the one with Carson.

Fic: Rescue, by tigs
gen; PG-13; 1875 words
Author's summary: And if this were a joke, Rodney thought, it would have been this one: So. A guy walks into a bar and says ouch.
This one is also about how Pegasus changed Rodney, made him braver and/by showing him what he could do. Great Rodney POV of him fighting his fears by thinking "what would my team do?" And I love the last line.

Fic: The Hunters, by sholio
gen (Jennifer/Rodney UST); PG-13; 26,500 words; contains: blood, graphic violence, OC deaths
Author's summary: On a diplomatic mission, Rodney, Jennifer and Teyla are overnight guests in a cliffside fortress. When darkness falls, an attack leaves Rodney a severely injured prisoner, and Jennifer and Teyla must get him back -- even if it means braving the lethal catacombs beneath the fortress with nothing but a couple of P90s plus wits, skill and luck.
A few years later: this one is about Jennifer Keller. Much like Rodney, Jennifer is also challenged by many things she experiences in the Pegasus galaxy that are completely different from anything she ever thought she'd do, but even though she's terrified she goes to his rescue. Action hero Jennifer! Besides a wonderful Jennifer POV, great character voices for Rodney and Teyla, and interesting OCs, this story also has a gripping action plot.

Comments

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lilyfarfalla
Feb. 3rd, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
Yay! Can't wait to check these out. Format looks great BTW.
schneefink
Feb. 3rd, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks! How should I tag this?
esteefee
Feb. 4th, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)
bwee! I'm especially looking forward to the third one. I love me some kick-ass Jenn.
schneefink
Feb. 4th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
Kick-ass Jennifer is the best Jennifer! I was excited when I found that story for this rec set. And thanks for the tag! So in the future I should tag for any non-fic fanwork included in the rec set, but not for characters/pairings/genres etc.?
esteefee
Feb. 4th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
no, you should definitely tag for characters/pairings/genres. I just didn't presume to do that for you. I never presume on that score. it's just that the vid tag didn't exist!

Edited at 2012-02-04 08:50 pm (UTC)
schneefink
Feb. 4th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
Ah, ok :) (Might be a lot of tags if a rec set is longer ^^)
lilyfarfalla
Feb. 4th, 2012 01:59 am (UTC)
How about recs:dare ?
esteefee
Feb. 4th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
you, my friend, are not a db programmer. :D I've given schneefink a tag...reccer: schneefink. the prompt tag is appropriate I think. :)
lilyfarfalla
Feb. 5th, 2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
That is a fair assessment. ;P

Also, what do you think about changing the author/artist/reccer/etc to contributor:name. My concern is that...there are a lot of tags? Not a big deal, really, and also possibly not a real concern, if there isn't much overlap between people.
esteefee
Feb. 5th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
that's an interesting question...do we want to lose that data? if people want to sort on someone's artistic contributions versus their writing contributions, e.g., it's an important distinction. I don't know if there's a top limit on number of tags, but we could always collapse later if we hit it.

Edited at 2012-02-05 08:58 pm (UTC)
lilyfarfalla
Feb. 5th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think a wait and see approach makes sense!
trillingstar
Feb. 4th, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the recs!
schneefink
Feb. 4th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I hope you enjoy them.
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