khriskin: (Stargate)
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: Written for fic_promptly challenge Friday: Free-For-All, prompt: Any, Any, "Harmless illusions."

"STARGATE ATLANTIS", "STARGATE SG-1" and other related entities are owned, (TM) and © by MGM TELEVISION and DOUBLE SECRET PRODUCTION in association with GEKKO FILMS and THE SCIFI CHANNEL. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

It wasn't real. 
Simulations, even ones this good, are obvious once you knew where to look and Rodney's been through more than he's comfortable admitting, even to himself. All of this, the ambush, the interrogations, the torture-- everything since they landed was just ones and zeros. Electronic ghosts that played on his nightmares.
He watched his friends suffering, dying, knowing that in the real world he would have lost them. It's almost too much, it always is, but they weren't real… and that's why he can save them. 
Rodney finally gets his fingers into code and rips the world apart.

khriskin: Peter Pan Icon (Peter Pan)
Title: Lost and Found
G, Gen
Summary: All bargains have their price. Written for [community profile] 100words  Prompt #052 - Lost.
Too Old For Neverland is an Urban/Suburban Fantasy 'verse that focuses on not!Wendy and her quest to save children from not!Peter Pan. For a while I thought this was a Peter Pan AU, but the more I looked at it the more I realized it had no real ties to the source universe-- so I spun it off

Archie was eleven when Peter's promises and Campana's songs started him down that long lonely path to the neverlands of Underhill. He's still eleven when Wendy wins him free, with a hundred years of childhood behind him.

Archie's been fighting ever since he realized what Peter's bargain cost, but it took more than he had to win free and he doesn't know how to face that failure.

That first sunrise after a century lived in twilight is his tipping point. He's so quiet and still that Wendy thinks they've lost him again...

But when she calls his name, he comes.
khriskin: Narnia Icon (Narnia)
 Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen

Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: Susan isn’t fond of stories. Written for dailyprompt challenge “the one who wasn’t there”.

NARNIA is trademark and copyright C.S. Lewis, C.S. Lewis Pte Ltd.,DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. and WALDEN MEDIA, LLC. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

Stories say Susan never returned to Narnia, but stories lie because growing up isn’t the same as losing faith. Aslan knows that even if her siblings don’t.

She follows her heart home, time and again, and after the train she visits the void they left behind. Aslan comes to her, as he always does, and doesn’t explain. She wouldn’t let him if he tried.

Happy endings are for stories.

She rebuilds their Narnia with Lucy’s wild joy, Peter’s fierce loyalty, Edmund’s sharp drive, and her faith… until it’s her turn for further up and further in.

This time Narnia remains.

khriskin: (Stargate)

Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: Written for dailyprompt 2017-05-15 "prove a negative".

"STARGATE ATLANTIS", "STARGATE SG-1" and other related entities are owned, (TM) and © by MGM TELEVISION and DOUBLE SECRET PRODUCTION in association with GEKKO FILMS and THE SCIFI CHANNEL. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

There's nothing he can say to prove he's not who they think he is. He's tried politely, with increasing panic through each interrogation. There are too many coincidences, too many correlations between his truth and their myth for rational explanations.

But that doesn't make it true… right?

They want him to be their John, need him to be with such frantic faith that for one brief moment he's wishing with them.

He leaves that out of the mission reports. And therapy sessions. And fireside chats with friends who won't-- can't understand.

Because he's not sure he isn't their John anymore...

khriskin: (Default)
I got my [community profile] origfic_bingo card, now time to see if I can get the plot bunnies to come out to play...

mutation/physical transformationritual sacrificedomestic blisstime loopscharacter death
dystopiasbirthkids/kidficfamilyfirst person narration
stargazingmemoriesWILD CARDplaying instrument/musicevil scientists
ticklingimprisonmentpossession/mind controlhallucinations/visionsholiday
bad daytruthbabycomaMary Sue (or Marty Stu)

khriskin: (Doginthesnow)
This popped up in my Facebook memory feed and I felt the need to inflict it on y'all... BECAUSE REASONS. *solemn nod*

Taft-cat still does this too. >.<;

May 6, 2016
Me: *noms lunch*
Dogs: Give us french fries or we PERISH!
Me: ...
Dogs: Srsly. Dying here.
Me: *gives dogs french fries*
Me: ... You're kidding, right?
Cat: Nope, you gave it to the dogs so it MUST be for cats!
Me: ... *gives cat french fry*
Cat: *sniffs french fry* OMG WHAT THE HECK IS THIS SORCERY?!?!? *goes into backflipping batting chaos and flings the french fry across the room before bolting away*
Dogs: ...
Me: ...
Dogs: So we can eat that now, right?
Me: *headdesk*
khriskin: (FollowYourMuse)
I failed Camp NaNoWriMo (as is my wont) but I'm raring to get back to working on old unfinished projects again. On that theme I've been spending a good part of this year trying to get all of my writing organized on Google Docs (and on

I have a ridiculous number of unfinished projects. 

A bunch of it is old prompt fills from my sga_flashfic heyday, but even greater is the number of stories left over from my childhood.

I could probably rattle off most of the stories of the dragons from the caves of Raydon or the tales of Ulm, God of the wolves without having to reread anything, but those stories are still stuck in my head instead of on paper.

And after that layer of history comes the days, which are just rife with stories that I started and never finished. (Note to self: Stop opening DreamWeaver drafts, that way leads madness.)

Add to that all the things I've started (and wandered off from) since and... I just don't know where to start.

We had a writer's group meeting at the library the other day and I ended up explaining the general setting and main characters to Tales of the Drunken Unicorn, which has several rough drafts of stories and zero finished things. And they seemed to really enjoy it. Which makes me feel even worse that I had nothing to actually give them to read after leading them on. :p

So. Yes. I need to start finishing things. That's the whole point behind my attempt at 52 Short Stories in 52 Weeks... but I'm only on story six. And we're on week 18.


It's never too late for New Year's Resolutions, so onwards! *rolls up sleeves and wades into the plot bunnies*
khriskin: (Book Pony)
One of nice things about the whole LiveJournal implosion was that I've started playing around on Dreamwidth again and that means challenges comms! Of course finding said communities is slightly more of a slog that I'd anticipated. In order to keep track of what I've found (and when they post challenges), I've started the list below.

Please let me know if you know of any active prompt communities! I'm primarily looking for things that aren't limited to one fandom (or limited to fan fiction). Thanks! :)

Last Updated: 05/02/2017 Daily Prompt. Daily prompts, any fic. The Weekly Drabble Zone. Prompts posted Saturday, any fic 100 Words. Prompts posted on Tuesday, any fic. Fandom Weekly. Prompts posted on Wednesday and due by Monday. Fanfic only. Froday Flash Fiction Challenge. Challenges posted on Fridays, fanfic only. Original Fiction Bingo Challenge. Cards given out monthly, no fanfic. Doctor Who One Hundred Weekly prompts, Doctor Who fanfic only. Fan-Flashworks. Semi-weekly prompts, fanfic only. Stargate Altantis Flashfiction. No current prompts, but amnesty on all old prompts and this was my one true prompt comm love, so I refuse to not include it! ;) SGA fanfic only. Rainbow Fiction. Challenge lists always open, no fanfic. Monthly Challenge Super Go! Monthly prompts, any fic. Get Your Words Out. Yearly writing group, opens in January. (I'll have to wait till next year for this one)
khriskin: Peter Pan Icon (Peter Pan)
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: Peter's the hero of the story, when he remembers. (or: Saving Wendy from drowning, again.) Written for [community profile] drabble_zone  challenge #35: The Sky's The Limit.
PETER PAN is possibly still under copyright to Sir James Matthew Barrie and the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, but apparently it depends on who you ask. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.
There's a hard blue line where sea gives way to sky. The ocean's still and clear as glass, flattened by magic older and more ruthless than the tides. Mermaids circle, snarling below her hovering shadow, furious that Peter's spoiled their games. Furious, but wise enough not to breach the thin barrier keeping them safe from Pan's echoed wrath.
He'll forget, he always does, and things will go back to the way they've always been, are, will be. She isn't the first Wendy he's saved and the next won't be the last he'll lose, but for now the line is drawn.
khriskin: Artistic (Artistic)
I'm still not used to writing posts without pictures in them (Dw just won't format things right)... having a blog has spoiled me. Woe. :(

Anywho, it's been an odd sort of week. I hurt my lower back so I ended up burning/wasting a vacation day on Friday to take some time off... and it helped a lot. Both with my back and with my general brain state. So I supposed it wasn't really a wasted day anyways.

I've only been able to sit at a desk (writing or art) for short periods of time, but I have managed to get a lot done. The Fat Pony magnets that I'm doing as a donation to Big Orange Bash are done and should be out in the mail later this week (after I'm sure the sealer is dry). The body box donation resculpts are coming along quite nicely and I'm hoping to have proper primed pics for approval tomorrow-ish.

Hubby's one his last week of student teaching (Master's degree, incoming!) so I need to help clean the house for the 'thank goodness it's over' party this coming weekend.

Also, a potential new dog (corgi-lab mix) from a different rescue group is coming for a house visit sometime after that, so keep your fingers crossed.... Shiva really really needs a playmate. *sighs* The actual lab rescue has been rather unhelpful (mostly disorganized) so if we end up getting a lab/lab-mix from someone else I am just going to facepalm so hard.

I am behind on ALL the things (Camp NaNoWriMo, art, cleaning, yardwork, etc.) , but I'm still not able to admit it.

Being a grownup is hard and lo I am stubborn.

On that note, it's the first day of the next NerdFitness four week challenge and my self-assign Assassin-y task is to: Get Outside. So I'm going for a walk. *looks around for shoes*

Oh, and here's the photo! ;)

khriskin: (Doginthesnow)
My knee/leg is only a slight bit achy and not at all bruised, so I survived the weekend faceplanting with some semblance of adulthood.

After which I promptly forgot about the write-in at the library, was KO'd by an allergy spike, and generally got very little grown-up'ing done. (I did get a good deal done on the Fat Pony magnets for the Big Orange Bash donation and a few thousand words on my Camp NaNoWriMo project, so yay!)

But I am getting art done and writing done and I've been giving some good pondering to what my next challenge should be over on NerdFitness. The past on was 'Do One Assassin-y Thing A Day' (for lo, I am in the Assassins Guild. For reasons.) and I didn't really do much. So I sort of want to try it again!

I also need to finish up my review of someone else's rough draft novel, so really I should sit down and work on that after dinner.

And then do prompts.

And, and, and... it's bright and sunny and slightly crisp and all I want to do is nap! ;) 
khriskin: (NotAmused)
I was working on cutting down wood for my idea on how to build the supports for the shelf on the fish gazebo when I tripped on the second step of the deck and fell. Hard.

I very very rarely fall (I think the last time I can remember doing it was over seven years ago) so I had forgotten how much it hurts to hit the deck on your knees (or just below) and palms of the hand.


And ow some more. (And maybe a little cursing and feeling sorry for myself.)

It looks like I mostly fell on my left leg (yay?) and there's a hand-sized bump that already swelling and starting to turn darkish. My knee itself feels fine, but the leg right under the knee not so much. I'm icing it and took some Advil, but I have a horrible feeling this is going to take more than a bit of rest to sort out. 

I came back in to sit down and get some writing or art done, since woodworking is a wash, but I can't sit at a chair. Bending the leg is ow.

So I'm propped up in bed because darnit I'm going to get words on the page if I can't make art.

And darnit, this better just be a 'wait it out bruise', I hate doctors. *sighs*
khriskin: (Pondering)
I was going to sit down and cross-post the bits of the blog manually (since I can't find a good auto-cross-poster) and that got me thinking about what I was going to post and why.

I mean for Dreamwidth (which I keep writing as DreamWidth, because: habit, yo!) to be more of a personal journal where I can write things that are too long for Facebook and not really important enough for the 'real' blog. I've found that I really missed the 'conversations with my future self' vibe of the old LJ entries and I want to try and start that up again.

Besides, journaling is good for your brain. Science says so. *solemn nod* Well science-ish. I am pretty sure I can dig up a better citation than that, but I am lazy.

So what gets posted here? Do I copy over the Saturday Story Prompts or will that just confuse Google? Fan Fiction is obviously okay, since I don't care at all which location search results return... but what about all the molding and casting posts that make up most of my search traffic? Or the model horses and other artwork?

It all comes down to where I want search engines to direct people, I suppose. 

So I think this blog will get all of the conversations around the creation of things and the blog will get the end results. So this is my blog of rough drafts and failed experiments and LIFE goldarnit and the other one can be all polished and pretty. I can pretend I am a grownup better there. ;)
khriskin: (Stargate)
TITLE: Who Guards the Gates of Hell
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
LENGTH/RATING: 85 words, PG, Gen
SUMMARY: Written for [community profile] fffc  challenge Little Special: Quick Creation Game (three sentence challenge, prompt: demon).

In his nightmares the chevrons are demon dogs, with cold blue eyes, deep silver fur, and a touch that turns everything to ice. They stalk the edges of his pleasant dreams with the shadows of deeper terrors pooling at their heels, waiting for their chance to strike.

In the waking world he watches them out of the corner of his eye -- he can't look and he can't look away -- each time as they sink their teeth into the gate symbols and tear the universe apart.
khriskin: (Doginthesnow)
I'm currently testing out NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster on my WordPress blog to crosspost the fun stuff over here. It looks like it might be a bit of a pain (formatting-wise), but I've got my fingers crossed. (EDIT: Strike that. I can't get the plugin to format things even close to properly, so I'm going to crosspost by hand. Or write a plugin, I suppose. *adds to to-do list*)

It looks like I've got some duplication to clear out with the older posts, but that's to be expected. On to the new!

As I mentioned in the blog post this morning I'm going to be trying to keep better track of my time (and what I do with it) here. So I'll swinging by and posting 'thus went the day' summary every day for at least the next week. Who knows, maybe I'll figure out how to grown-up for sure this time! ;)

More on what I accomplished today under the cut!
Read more... )
khriskin: (Default)
2012 Model Horse Body Box

I'll get to them someday... (Body Box circa 2012)

I have a horrible habit of starting projects and then not finishing them because I have been distracted by new shiny projects. So my art workbench and writing desk and life are full of really nifty ideas that will be really cool... when they are done.

I've tried several times this year to 'reboot' and get myself back on track with all of the above, but it's not working well. (I made an attempt to establish a 'writing time' this weekend and have yet to actually be at the desk and writing and it's already Thursday!)

So, time for something a bit more drastic, methinks.

Micromanaging the Chaos

From long experience, I know I won't get anything done in the morning before work, so I am taking that time off the table. That leaves all of the time after work, which turns into 15 half-hour chunks between arrival and bedtime (I have a morning shift). Right now I primarily spend that time doing the least useful things possible, and that needs to change. Stat.

I know I've mentioned before that drastic life changes aren't good and don't stick, but I'm also at the point where baby steps aren't working either. So phooey on it, we're going big!

As of today (because why wait?) I am going to be using the Pomodoro Technique to manage my day. That means 25 minutes of writing, or art, or some other project and then 5 min of cleaning. To help psych myself up I'm also going to keep a log of what I get done each day for seven days using the Self Journal PDF download. With luck this will reinforce the fact that I'm being productive and act as a lure to keep up the march. *crosses fingers*

The raw data will be posted over on my Dreamwidth journal and the normal writing/art summary posts will be posted here.

The only rule is NO NEW PROJECTS!

(Crossposted from
khriskin: (Default)
Well okay... I have to import everything, but it's started! :)

Account Created on 7 April 2002 (#520233) Last updated on 10 April 2017 -- 15 years was a good run, even if I'd moved off LJ to my own blog for a bit.
khriskin: (Avatar)
I am in the process of backing up and deleting this journal. Please find me on, on Dreamwidth as unforgotten_country, or under Martha Bechtel on Facebook, Wattpad, Twitter, or elsewhere in the webs.

It's been a fun ride and I'm going to miss this place!

I'll be going through the downloaded posts to see if there's anything worth importing to the blog (, but the Dreamwidth account will stay fanfic only.
khriskin: (Avatar)
EDIT: And with the move over to DreamWidth, there are filters no more! (Well, sort of, but I'm going through and editing them. No real reason to hide them away anymore.)

And they said: Let there be Content!

Well... over at at least. ^_~;

I haven't been able to find a way to crosspost reliably from WordPress to LiveJournal so this has become a dumping ground for only the fanfic (of which I haven't written much. In years.)

All of the older posts are now under various filters in order to make this journal look Fanfic-centric. If you'd like in on anything just let me know! :)

  • WIP Fanfiction/Musefics
  • Original Fiction/Writing
  • Artwork
  • C'est La Vie - Ramblings about life.
  • Everyday Dragons
  • Food.Fitness
khriskin: (Default)
I have the horrible urge to write fan fiction for things I've never actually seen thanks to some awesome fics over on AO3. I keep smushing those urges down because SERIOUSLY MUSES, NO BISCUIT.

Add to that the messy messy piles of Stargate Atlantis AUs that I am trying to triage and I'm starting to think that fandom canon is really only a launching block for me. I take the idea and the rough outline of the fictives and run. (Sentient Atlantis gets ALL the love. *solemn nod*)

Which is really not the best habit in a fan fiction writer. *sighs*

I'd blame the DayQuil, but these plot bunnies have been around for a decade now so... yeah. (I also really want to give up and rewrite a version of In Dreams of Trees so it's an actual SG:A fic instead of an odd homage to one.)

Anywho, back to formatting and archiving and driving the poor tag minders over on AO3 nuts. *rolls up sleeves and gets back to updating* This entry was originally posted at Please comment there using OpenID.

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