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So what happened was, I started another book yesterday, and I blame the Internet and Rodney McKay and I can't remember who else beacuse it's set in a kingdom (Ava) that's actually a thousands-of-years-removed Earth colony ruled by a nobility (the Peers) who are the only ones who can operate the ancestors' machinery. Their terraforming begins to fail and the sun gets hotter and a ship arrives from Old Earth to enlighten them about their history just as they're about to be invaded by another planet who's wandering around scavenging technology, and did I ever mention that the most annoying part of the Foundation books for me, aside from the fact that we don't stay in one time period for more than thirty pages in the first three books, was that a supposedly educated society had no memory of Earth, not even mythology?

Yes, it is basically that SGA episode. You know. "I never see it coming." But without the naked princesses or a military. So far, anyway.

But at the same time I was cursing my stupid, stupid brain because I'm already writing seven other things, I was suddenly pounced by the biggest plotbunny since I wrote O Brave New World, one for an SGA fic in which Earth is infiltrated by disenchanted former Ori-worshippers and Atlantis breaks away to save the planet. I've already got two thousand words and oh gods, it uses everyone and spans five years and Madison Miller has a Rainbow Brite backpack.

Sometimes I wish I could explain to my brain that I just don't have time for this. Because I'm supposed to be writing, you know, the other seven things.



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Jan. 3rd, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
Bah and fie, I say! Don't complain about the muse, lest she leave you. I haven't been inspired to write anything decent in... well... longer than I'm willing to admit. Some ideas may float around every now and then, but they resist being written down or behaving in any way.

So don't take your muse for granted. *Shakes a scolding finger*
Jan. 3rd, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
Dare I ask - will there be a harpsichord in any of these stories?
Jan. 3rd, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
I... don't know what that means, but I am now going to actively avoid harpsichords. o.O

I have a timeline, of sorts. It is VERY CONFUSING but it outlines the first four stories of, I think, six.

I need an ACTUAL timeline. *headdesk*
Jan. 3rd, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
In the episode of Atlantis to which you were referring, there was a harpsichord. In the Pegasus Galaxy.
Jan. 4th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
Oh GOD I forgot about that. I should have remembered because I made a Companion joke and everything.
Jan. 3rd, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
Okay so I actually think I've got the timeline worked out up to the beginning of season 4, but I'm going to need your expertise in figuring out how much time has passed between "Adrift" and "This Mortal Coil."
Jan. 3rd, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
In episode 8, Sam has her 3 month review. The next ep with Jeannie implies at least a month, and then "This Mortal Coil" can happen any time after that.

I am a very bored nerd.
Jan. 4th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
Quick quiz: how long does it take the Daedelus to travel between Earth and New Lantea?
Jan. 4th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
Three weeks one way.

And for season four timing purposes, I think about a month or so happens before Sam even arrives as Atlantis' new leader.
Jan. 4th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
So if "Adrift" happens in October of '06, she'd arrive in November, making her review in February or March of '07? *headscratch*
Jan. 4th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)

Actually, both SG-1 movies apparently occur before S4 of Atlantis. So who knows when S4 starts - perhaps not even until January 2008. Stargate timelines are fluid. Beyond 1 Season=~1 year, everything else is flexible, especially since as we never see Earth's changing seasons.

But as for the time between "Adrift" and "This Mortal Coil", I'd guess 5 or 6 months.
Jan. 4th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
Okay, new question: where on the Atlantis timeline does "The Pegasus Project" fall, and how much time passes between it and "Adrift," assuming that Ark of Truth falls right at the end of Season 10?

I swear this is important. Fluidity is a Bad Thing when running more than three plotlines simultaneously.
Jan. 4th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
When are you getting home? This is complicated. Pageasus Project happens in S3 anytime before The Return Part 1. Pegasus Project could be anywhere between 6 months to a year (or more) before Adrift. You must choose exact times for these events.
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