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This is one of the best SG1 (J/D) fics I've read in almost a year. It isnt as dark as my usual fare (think Paian or JaneDavitt), but it's definitely chock full of angst and emotional whomp.

What I enjoyed most about Everything (besides it being a longfic) was the authors grasp of canonical voices in a largely A.U. environment. The circumstances are changed, but the essence of Jack and Daniel are the same, and I had no trouble suspending my disbelief.

There was no side-character or shippy bashing of Carter. No de-evolving of Teal'c to a conglomeration of eybrow arches and one-liners. No blatantly unrealistic motivations and such.



This is an inspired story that deals with pain, loss, redemption and love on a  mature level - definitely no PWP.

Everything by WordGeek

Date: 2010-07-16 07:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] noracharles
No shippy bashing of Carter or de-evolving of Teal'c? That sounds great :-D

What is Everything about? How did it being an alternate universe play into it?

Re: Great point, Nora :D

Date: 2010-07-16 09:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] carolyn_claire
Just want you to know that it's really okay to talk about the specifics of the story, here--particular moments in the story that worked for you or not, and why--because of this being a discussion comm, rather than a recs comm. You don't have to worry about spoiling anyone, here--spoilers are good for discussion! (Behind a cut tag or in comments, that is.) Since this is such a long story, it may be a while before many have the time to read it and discuss it more fully with you, but it's okay for you to bring up specifics, even before that happens. (Some people might even enjoy spoilers before reading the story to help them decide whether or not to read, since it's so long.)

Re: Great point, Nora :D

Date: 2010-07-16 09:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] noracharles
Extremely helpful :-D

Thanks! The themes you mention interest me a lot, both the reluctance to name what they have and the decision making in relationships.

I look forward to reading the fic (hope I'll have time soon...) and seeing if I read the same things between the lines you did.

I'm curious about your definition of AU. If the fic springs from canon, and only diverges slightly from canon as a direct result of the main characters acting differently, but outside events still happen the same way they do in the show, I would not call that an alternate universe.

Well, maybe if the actions of the characters had a very strong effect, like changing an entire season arch and departing totally from the following season.

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