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faux Fandemonium book coverTITLE: "Forward Distortion: The Day We Have"
AUTHOR: [personal profile] campylobacter
EDITORS: [personal profile] hummingfly67 , shakespherical
STORY & CANON CONSULTANTS: [personal profile] cleothemuse , lc59
FRENCH PROOFREADER: lusitanianotter
BANNER & WALLPAPER MANIPS: [personal profile] eilidh17 , csichick-2
FANDOM: Stargate SG-1
PAIRINGS: Daniel/Vala (other pairings require het or slash goggles, available for purchase at any fine department store)
RATING: NC-17/Adult (violence; language; sexual situations; individual chapters specify content ratings)
STATUS: serialized
SPOILERS: SG-1 (Crusade, Flesh and Blood, Shell Game {audio book}, Unending, Ark of Truth) SGA (First Contact/The Lost Tribe)
TIMELINE: post-SGU "Air" (Col. Carter commands the USS Hammond.)
ARCHIVE: Permission granted; drop me a URL if, for some reason, you aren't afraid to archive it -- I'll link to it from my blog.
CATEGORY/GENRE: Action/Adventure, Team; Romance, Het, First Time
WORD COUNT: 20,000+

PREMISE/SUMMARY: The former team members of SG-1 reunite on Col. Samantha Carter's USS Hammond to bring the Ark of Truth to a remote planet off the Stargate network where a renegade Prior is rumored to enslave the population in the production of kassa. Along the way, Sam's tests on the Ark cause disturbing side effects involving dreams of events that Teal'c won't corroborate. And of course once SG-1 reaches the planet, Vala confronts someone from her past, while Daniel must helplessly watch as things don't go according to plan...

AUTHOR'S NOTES: Originally inspired by the prompt "Sometimes I think to myself, 'This is it... This is going to be the day we have a nice, sane, boring mission.'" at one_prompt, but it grew beyond the deadline and is now big enough for the 2011 Big Bang of stargate-summer / [community profile] stargate_summer . Although this story includes the villain & spoilers for the Stargate SG-1 audio book "Shell Game" and the Stargate Atlantis episodes "First Contact/The Lost Tribe", you need not have heard/seen them to follow the plot.


Prologue: The Day We Have


banner by Eilidh17; Daniel & Vala, Daedalus-class battlecruiser
banner by [personal profile] eilidh17

"—démander grâce pour Vala." Of all the times to beam me up, mid-sentence in a language I learned as a child among the intelligentsia of Cairo is one of the worst. A dozen pairs of eyes stare at me from their stations on the bridge of the USS Hammond. It's the familiar and sympathetic face at the helm whose name comes to mind the quickest: "Major Marks, you've gotta beam me back." The abrupt return to English feels foreign. "I'm in the middle of negotiating the team's release—"

"Doctor Jackson," Lieutenant Colonel Achebe (Sam's second in command) addresses me from the big chair. "Colonel Carter hasn't checked in, and your signal's the only one we could lock on reliably. At least take back a communicator or a weapon--"

"No! Their guards'll just search me again. Just beam me back down. Please. Look, you're all understandably worried about your commanding officer, but there's no time to brief you. Colonel Carter's okay, and I think the rest of the team's gonna be fine — but only if I can get back now."

"Very well, Doctor," she consents, despite the worry creasing her brow. "But we'll be monitoring constantly for your signals and will beam up all of you the instant we detect undistorted patterns. The search and rescue team is in place at the Bravo Point and will deploy in ninety minutes if we do not hear from you. Good luck." She nods to the helmsman. "Initiate transporter."

The bridge of the Hammond whites out, and the hot-cold swarm of light prickles my skin again as I'm rematerialized into a chapel treasury on a planet without a Stargate.

Sometimes I think this is it; this is going to be the day we have a nice, sane, boring mission, and I can take a break from hazardous duty.

This is so not that day.

NEXT: Chapter 1: "Invisible Rock"
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Date: 2011-06-16 11:12 pm (UTC)
twistedchick: General Leia in The Force Awakens (Default)
From: [personal profile] twistedchick
As I was reading, the link from Chapter 1 to Chapter 2 didn't work (or wasn't there on the page.) It would be really helpful if this first page had working links for all the chapters.

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Date: 2011-06-17 06:24 am (UTC)
ext_391411: There is a god sitting here with wet fingers. (Indeed)
From: [identity profile] campylobacter.livejournal.com
I know, right!

I gave up in rage last night after posting the community header with half of the artwork (http://stargate-summer.livejournal.com/19992.html) at [livejournal.com profile] stargate_summer & at its Dreamwidth mirror. Just posting the Prologue & Chapter 1 was unexpectedly awful because of the few inexplicably invalid symbols that showed up where quotation marks should go, not to mention that weird JavaScript bug that occurs when you try to copy-paste into Rich Text and wind up with multiple LJ-cuts and text that won't link because it won't let you switch back into the HTML window to mark it up by hand.

It was well past midnight, and I decided to just go to bed and finish posting across 4-5 days so I won't go completely mad.

Anyway, the artwork (http://csichick-2.livejournal.com/85993.html) by [livejournal.com profile] csichick_2 is now "thumbnailed" into the community entries, and I hope to get a couple chapters formatted & published tonight.

I expect that I'll be done with spamming my F-List uploading all 20 chapters a week from now, if you'd like to check back when it's finished.

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