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[personal profile] alyse
In 2005, back when the SGA fandom was still wee and we had about 150 stories on Wraithbait and about 100 people on the mailing list, [personal profile] moonlettuce turned to me and said, "Hey, you know what would be really fun?"

Knowing Claire as I do, I immediately started looking for the nearest exit.

"No," she said. "Hear me out. We should totally run a Secret Santa for SGA. It will be awesome!" *

I eyed her warily, as is my wont whenever she gets that look in her eye. "Won't that be a lot of work?"

"Nah." She waved her hand loftily. "If we're lucky, we might get 10, 20 people signing up?" **

9 exchanges, several million words and 780 stories later...

We honestly never thought back then that we'd reach the milestone of 10 SGA Secret Santa Exchanges and yet, here we are. Yes, 2014 is our 10th exchange, and we've thoroughly enjoyed *** every single one of them.

10 years baby


Thank you all for making this milestone possible! ♥

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. We've therefore we've decided that this year's exchange will be the last one. 10 seems a good round number to stop at, and with the fandom becoming increasingly quiet, and the number of sign ups diminishing year on year, we'd like to end on a relatively high note rather than outstay our welcome :)

We will continue to keep the comm on both LJ and DW to serve as a record of all of the fun we've had, and I'll continue to archive all of the stories that were too big to post to LJ, so none of the stories or comments left on them will disappear. For that same reason - to make sure that everything that's ever been posted as part of the fest continues to be available - we won't be handing the reins of this particular exchange over to anyone else, although if anyone wants to run their own SGA exchange next year, we will, of course, offer any advice and support we can.

So, with the aim of going out with a bang rather than a whimper, sign ups will open tomorrow and run for longer than usual to give everyone who wants to take part in our last hurrah the chance to come and play. The deadline for story submissions will still be December 10th, and posting will start on December 14th.

So while you're thinking of all the things you want to ask for or to write, please, please spread the word of the fest far and wide to anyone you think might be interested. It would be lovely to see some past participants join us for our last big blow out.

So let's go out with a bang, and - most of all - have fun! :D



* Claire was not wrong about the awesome :D

** we had 84

*** for a value of 'enjoy' that involves swearing copiously at spreadsheets :D Damn you, conditional formatting!
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[personal profile] alyse
I realise that this is a bit late, my lovelies, but this is the first day that we've been able to get onto LJ thanks to LJ's blocking of several major UK ISPs (a balls up they finally admitted on facebook of all places ::facepalm::)

Still, better late than never :D

Thanks as always to everyone who took part, especially our pinch hitters: [livejournal.com profile] reddwarfer, [livejournal.com profile] moose_happy, [livejournal.com profile] whizzy, [livejournal.com profile] taste_is_sweet, [livejournal.com profile] gaffsie, [livejournal.com profile] clwilson2006 and [livejournal.com profile] kisahawklin. All entries have been edited with the author names, so you can all go and reply to feedback unanonymously now :D


General )

Het Stories )

Femslash Stories )

SLASH STORIES

Pairing: Caldwell/Sheppard )

Pairing: Dex/Lorne )

Pairing: Dex/Sheppard )

Pairing: Lorne/Parrish )

Pairing: Lorne/Zelenka )

Pairing: Lorne/Other )

Pairing: McKay/Sheppard )

Pairing: Mitchell/Sheppard )

Pairing: Sheppard/Other )

Multis )

I've undoubtedly messed up somewhere after editing around 70 posts, so please let me know where in the comments ♥

See you in September for next year's SGA Santa sign-ups!

Reminders

Dec. 30th, 2012 08:27 pm
alyse: (snowflake)
[personal profile] alyse
If anyone is still working on Santa Madness, they need to be with us by tomorrow if you want them posting anonymously as part of the fest.

However if you're still working on something and aren't going to get it finished in time, you're more than welcome to post them to the main comm yourself (rather than have us post anonymously) even if it's after 1 January :)

And while I'm on the subject of reminders, can I ask that everyone please remember to leave feedback for your authors. Someone tried very hard to write you something that they thought you'd enjoy, so please take a moment to say thank you for their gift to you. I know sometimes it's a little embarrasing to acknowledge getting a story if you had to default, and I know that a lot of people are very busy at this time of year and are afk, but please don't let that stop you coming back later and saying something. I know your author would appreciate that, and Claire and I would, too :)

Thank you!
[identity profile] sgasesa-admin.livejournal.com
Title: Someday
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lantean_breeze
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] kisahawklin
Pairing: Emmagan/Weir.
Word Count ~1100
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Not making any money here. All work is free. =)
Author's Note: This story is set during the first half of season 3. It's not heavy Teyla/Elizabeth, but I did the best that I could. I just didn't want to see anyone's request left out, so when I read that pinch hitter #6 always requests this pairing but never gets it, I figured it couldn't hurt to give it a go. I hope she likes it. :)
Summary: Teyla reminds Elizabeth of what's truly important after a difficult day. The title and theme come from the song "Someday" by Sugar Ray playing in my head, lol. :D

Someday )
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[personal profile] alyse
Pinch hitter 1: Likes McKay/Sheppard, AUs of all sorts, especially What If AUs. AUs that have them with an age disparity. Rodney as a teen meeting an adult John is a particular weakness. Alternate versions of John and/or Rodney having sex with canon John/Rodney. Main squicks are: noncon, 'gay for you' stuff, sex without affection.

Pinch hitter 2: Mitchell/Sheppard or Carter/Sheppard for preference but also Chuck/Woolsey, McKay/Sheppard, , Beckett/McKay and many other secondary pairings it's okay to include. SG-1 crossovers welcome. Likes ship fic. No femslash pairings as the main pairing, but secondary pairings fine.

Pinch hitter 3 (wrote three pinch hits): McKay/Sheppard, loves team fics and Teyla and Ronon being present and being awesome. Stargate AUs and transformation fics especially welcome.

Pinch hitter 4: Sheppard-centric fic. Sheppard/various pairings (Sheppard/Vala, Sheppard/Dex/Emmagan in particular) or gen. No Beckett, McKay or Weir as main characters.

Pinch hitter 5: Lorne/Parrish or Lorne-centric gen. Loves minor character fic.

Pinch hitter 6: McKay/Sheppard, Keller/McKay/Sheppard, Emmagan/Weir (it seems that this pairing is one of those 'always asks, never gets' ones :D), Lorne/Zelenka, Dex/Zelenka, Cadman/anyone but Sheppard or McKay, Chuck/anyone. Main do not want is McKay or Sheppard paired with anyone else.

Trying to keep them anonymous as far as possible, so I've paraphrased where I can. And our final pinch hitter didn't sign up but is quite happy not to submit prompts, so a round of applause for them instead is in order, I think :D

Okay, now I really can collapse in a heap, or at least take my son out for a walk before he forgets what fresh air tastes like. I'm planning to take tomorrow off from modly duties, so please don't panic if you don't get a reply within 24 hours to any submissions for Madness as we usually do :)

Have a lovely Christmas, everyone, and Happy Holidays!
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[personal profile] alyse
Okay, last story posted and it's still not Christmas!

Let me know if we've messed up anywhere, or if you've submitted but not received a story, or submitted a story that hasn't been posted. We've posted everything we've got, and I've checked our spam folder so nothing's been caught in that :)

Pinch hitter appreciation post coming when I've had a chance to breathe (since Claire has to work today, boooo!)
[identity profile] sgasesa-admin.livejournal.com
Title: Into Thin Air
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aqualegia
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] hyperfocused
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard, Lorne/Kemp
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~18,200
Disclaimer: I do not own these people. If I did SGA would still be in production.
Author's Notes: Lieutenant Kemp (played by Niall Matter) appears in two episodes: Be All My Sins Remember'd and Tabula Rasa. He looked cute working with Lorne. With grateful thanks to my friend Dusty, who stepped in at the last minute when my original beta reader, Yvonne, was taken ill.
Summary: Set between Intruder and Runner. Teyla has always been accompanied by Sgt. Bates before; now she has Sheppard and McKay plus two people new to the Pegasus Galaxy.

( Into Thin Air - Part 1 of 2 )

Into Thin Air - Part 2 of 2 )
[identity profile] sgasesa-admin.livejournal.com
Title: Into Thin Air
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aqualegia
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] hyperfocused
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard, Lorne/Kemp
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~18,200
Disclaimer: I do not own these people. If I did SGA would still be in production.
Author's Notes: Lieutenant Kemp (played by Niall Matter) appears in two episodes: Be All My Sins Remember'd and Tabula Rasa. He looked cute working with Lorne. With grateful thanks to my friend Dusty, who stepped in at the last minute when my original beta reader, Yvonne, was taken ill.
Summary: Set between Intruder and Runner. Teyla has always been accompanied by Sgt. Bates before; now she has Sheppard and McKay plus two people new to the Pegasus Galaxy.

Into Thin Air - Part 1 of 2 )

( Into Thin Air - Part 2 of 2 )
[identity profile] moonlettuce.livejournal.com
We're nearly done with the main group of stories, but we've still got one left to post. It looks like we've received it with some of it cut off, and we've only just noticed. We've contacted the author and are just waiting to hear back from them.

So, nearly done, but not quite yet :D

Still, though, there's Santa Madness to enjoy :D
[identity profile] sgasesa-admin.livejournal.com
Title: You Can't Go Home (But You Don't Have to Stay Here)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] whizzy
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] mific
Pairing: gen
Rating: pg
Disclaimer: language
Author's Notes: Takes place during season three's The Return. I haven't played with these characters in a while, so jumping back in with them was a lot of fun, and hopefully I hit a few of the points in your request. I may have twisted the canon timeline a tiny bit to suit my purposes. Also, huge thanks go to Busaikko for the last-minute beta and fabulous suggestions. Any remaining mistakes are my own.

Summary: John knew even before leaving Atlantis for the final time that the reprieve he'd been handed in Antarctica was over.

You Can't Go Home (But You Don't Have to Stay Here) )
[identity profile] sgasesa-admin.livejournal.com
Title: Knight-errant
Author: [livejournal.com profile] taste_is_sweet (My author page at Dreamspinner Press)
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] salable_mystic
Genre/Characters: Gen / Elizabeth Weir; John Sheppard; OMC
Rating: R (For brief mentions of violence)
Disclaimer: I do not own Stargate Atlantis.
Author's Notes: Ms. Mystic wanted a story where Elizabeth could be awesome and that would fix the end of her story in the TV series. She also wanted a happy ending.

This gets a little bit dark in places, but I promise you a happy ending. I really hope you like this.

Summary: She's not Elizabeth anymore.

Knight-errant )
[identity profile] sgasesa-admin.livejournal.com
Title: Birthday Traditions
Author: [livejournal.com profile] gaffsie
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] ruric
Pairing: John/Ronon
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Author's Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] ruric.
Summary: Ronon celebrates his birthday, with a little help from his friends.

Happy Birthday, Ronon Dex! )
[identity profile] sgasesa-admin.livejournal.com
Title: Moving On
Author: [livejournal.com profile] moose_happy
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gaffsie
Pairing: pre- John/Caldwell, John/Nancy, brief mention of McKay/Keller, and technically Dave Sheppard and his wife :-P
Rating: R
World Count: ~10,000 (a little under)
Disclaimer: Not my characters. Not my world. Definitely not any money made from them.
Author's Notes: Gaffsie gave me a lot of "ors" and I turned it into a lot of "ands..." You've got post-EatG, John-centric fic with homages to Vegas. He's reconnecting with Dave and going through emotional times with Caldwell and Nancy in the meanwhile. Angsty but ultimately happy, and hopefully not too "self-centered" John. As a side note, knowledge of SGU "Seizure" is helpful but not necessary. Just know that McKay and Woolsey screwed up royally with some SGC allies.
Summary: Atlantis may not be lost, but she's lost to John. So are most of his friends and family. Maybe it's time to buck up and do something about his life.

Moving On )
[identity profile] sgasesa-admin.livejournal.com
Title: Noise/Signal
Author: [livejournal.com profile] temaris
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] sarka
Rating: PG
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Warning: Mild crack. Reckless approach to reality based reality.

Noise/Signal )
[identity profile] sgasesa-admin.livejournal.com
Title: Angele Dei
Author: [livejournal.com profile] darkmoore
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] goddess47
Pairing: Sheppard/McKay
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: No money was being made from this.
Author's Notes: Thanks goest to my lovely beta for the lightning-fast work! This story isn't what I set out to write, at first. But wing!fic was one of the things goddess47 wanted, so wing!fic it is. Hope you like it.

Summary:A mission gone wrong leads to a few surprising revelations.

Angele Dei )
[identity profile] sgasesa-admin.livejournal.com
The last story for the fest is now safely coded and ready to post! The final seven stories will be posted today.

So I'm officially declaring Santa Madness open. Pinch Hitter appreciation post (brief anonymised summary of their requests) will go up when Claire has a chance in case anyone wants to write a treat for them. (It's not obligatory ::g:: but it would be welcome.)

Treats don't have to hit the 1,000 word minimum and you can send them to us if you want them posted anonymously as part if the overall fest or you can post direct to the comm if not. You can write them for anyone who took part (not just your assigned recipient) and the more the merrier! You can find people's requests in the memories, and most people also remembered to tag their requests with genres/pairings as well, so if you have a hankering to write something in particular you should be able to find someone who'd appreciate it :)

If you're an author who had to default or finished your story but failed to submit on time, you're more than welcome (and actively encouraged) to send it to us now :)

Santa Madness will close Midnight on the 31st.
[identity profile] sgasesa-admin.livejournal.com
Title: Rodney McKay and the Predictable Outcome
Author: [livejournal.com profile] that_which
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] temaris
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Rating: G
Disclaimer: The characters belong to the dizzying array of corporate entities who own them.
Author's Notes: This is a cracked-out episode tag to "The Daedalus Variations" and "Remnants" from Season 5.
Summary: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results - Albert Einstein, maybe.

Many thanks to Pir8fancier for the gentle beta read.

Rodney McKay and the Predictable Outcome )
[identity profile] sgasesa-admin.livejournal.com
Title: Christmas
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ca_pierson
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] squidgiepdx
Pairing:McKay/Sheppard
Rating: PG
Author's Notes: Merry Christmas! I hope you like the story. This is actually a part of a larger universe in which John loses his two best friends and gains a family. I do hope you'll enjoy this, I was aiming for fluffy and Christmas-y.
Summary: Christmas is a special time of the year, one John has more bad memories of than good. This year, though, it's different and not just because he is raising his best friends' children.

Christmas )
[identity profile] sgasesa-admin.livejournal.com
Title: In From the Cold
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rabidfan
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] moose_happy
Pairing: John/Cam
Rating: PG-ish? Maybe?
Disclaimer: I do not claim to own or control anything Stargate related. It's a pity because it's been on my Christmas list for years. Come on, Santa! Give a girl a break!
Author's Notes: Moose_Happy wanted (among other things) Cameron Mitchell paired with John Sheppard with a smattering of SG-1 thrown in for good measure. It was my pleasure to give it to her for her Christmas enjoyment. Merry Christmas to her as well as our hard working mods and my lovely beta, [livejournal.com profile] lexstar29. My Christmas wouldn't be as sweet without you all being a part of it!
Summary: Cameron was looking for something to pass the time. It wasn't exactly what he found, but he wasn't complaining.

In From the Cold )
[identity profile] sgasesa-admin.livejournal.com
Title: Flightless Bird
Author: [livejournal.com profile] clwilson2006
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] camshaft22
Pairings: Laura Cadman/Alison Porter, John Sheppard/Cameron Mitchell, Evan Lorne/David Parrish (pre-slash), implied past Evan Lorne/Jonas Quinn, mentions of Landry, Clone O'Neill and Beckett.
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Nothing related to Stargate: Atlantis belongs to me.
Notes: for [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa. Superpowers AU. I really hope you like this, Merry Christmas [livejournal.com profile] camshaft22. Beta by [livejournal.com profile] calcitrix, thank you!
Summary: Lorne is a Psychic in the Air Force, but he hasn't flown for months, he needs a psychic partner for that, when he's reluctantly paired with David Parrish, a grounder, Lorne doesn't hold out much hope. But one simple training session changes all that.

Flightless Bird )

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