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Story Title: Where the River Meets the Sea
Author:[personal profile] marzipan77 
Characters/Pairing: GEN. Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, Samantha Carter, Teal'c, George Hammond, Janet Frasier, Tonane, Xe'ls, T'akaya and a few surprises.
Rating: T, one character death, not a main character.
Word Count: 30,500
Summary: Daniel's return from Ascension was quick - his return to duty at the SGC, to his family, SG-1, even quicker. So quick that he might not be finished. As determined as he is to get his old life back, he's not quite the same - the mission to help Ryac and Bra'tac on Erebus certainly told him that. While Washington is eager to find out what he knows, some old friends need SG-1's help - and they intend to help Daniel, too. Whether he wants them to or not. Let's not even discuss Jack O'Neill's reaction. Spoilers for Spirits, The Fifth Man, and Orpheus. Inspired by artwork by the talented sg1mouse. Beta-ed by the fabulous DennyJ. All remaining errors are my own.

Artwork: Where the River Meets the Sea


Link to AO3: Where the River Meets the Sea
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"Making a Soul"
By [personal profile] marzipan77
GEN
Rated T
Set after The Other Side, Season 4
Warnings: A little torture, a little pain. Just enough.
Written for the 2016 Halloween Challenge on The Fifth Race Facebook page

“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”
― John Keats, Letters of John Keats

The bells were ringing again. )
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Title: “Renaissance: G is for Good-bye”
Author: [livejournal.com profile] marzipan77
Fandom: SG-1
Pairing: None
Rated: T+ for language and memories of violence
Summary: A series of fics beginning at Daniel’s descent back to Earth from the Ascended Plane. Chapter by chapter, these fics, about 1000 words each, beginning with “A”, will explore Daniel’s attempt to regain his memories, his mortal existence, and his place within the SGC and on SG-1.
Warnings: Angst/Emotional Whump/Memories of Death
Disclaimer: I don’t own Stargate, or Jack, or Daniel, or anything but my cats.
Written for the Alphabet Challenge on the Stargate Drabbles List.

Summary: Arrom trusts.

Renaissance – G is for Good-bye )
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Listen up, Stargate buddies, this is for you!

Orson Scott Card wrote my favorite - and one of the best ever sci-fi books ever - Ender's Game back in 1985. It is truly masterful - imaginative, deep, scary, funny, horrifying, and it gave the world a hero in Ender Wiggin, a little boy. Card's insight into the way children think, the way they perceive the world around them, and how adults' manipulations and machinations reflect back onto the kids is phenomenal. I'd recommend it to anyone and am always on the look-out for other books by this author.

I've read many - some good, some not so good. His books that all take place in the "Ender" world are excellent. Some of his others, not so much. Some are blatant propaganda for his church, some political statements, but I can't expect an Ender's Game every time, right?

On i-Tunes recently I was overjoyed to find a new book: The Lost Gate. I happily squeeeeed and then downloaded it onto my iPod to listen to on the treadmill. Finally got around to that today. And what did I find??

A story about a group of fallen gods. Who are stranded on Earth. Who all are born with certain mystical powers. They were the gods of old, most nearly related to Norse mythology but also branching out into Greek, Hindi, Hittite, etc. Long ago, in 632AD a bad seed named Loki sealed the only GATE from Earth (called Middle Gard) to their homeland so that these few cannot return home. Ever since then, these gods live in a commune in rural Virginia. Each is born with certain abilities, except the poor, lonely protagonist.

They haven't found a person who is born with the ability to open a GATE to get them home every since.

When we meet the protagonist, he's 12 years old and has shown no power. But he's very smart - far ahead of all of the other children his age in his studies. He's an outcast - unloved, disrespected, taking the brunt of the children's taunts and the adults' disdain. Oh, and his parents are the "Odin" (rulers) of this people and so aren't involved in raising him. Kinda like an orphan, you know? Well, one day, quite by accident, he finds out that he has this GATE-opening power.

Oh, did I mention? His name is DANNY.

Granted, I've only listened to 42 minutes of part one, but I'm seeing a strange sort of familiarity here.

What do you think?

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