melayneseahawk: (cursor)
Am trying to finish my second [ profile] stargate_summer Big Bang this year. You know, the one where SG-1 goes undercover as space pirates. And I'm looking for an alpha reader/cheerleader to help me with some plotting issues, and whatever problems may arise as I continue working on the rough draft.

Note: cheerleader would not be required to do any actual editing; I'm going to have someone else to do that. All I'm looking for is someone familiar with SG-1 canon who is willing to hold my hand through the writing process. I've got the broadest strokes of an outline, but some of the details are eluding me, and I'm sure I'll run into additional problems as I go.

more fic details )

Interested? Comment here with your e-mail address (comments are screened) or drop me an e-mail at melayneseahawk[at]gmail[dot]com, and we'll chat!

Edit: Found!

Help Needed

Friday, 20 May 2011 18:27
melayneseahawk: (let's go again)
(Damn LJ Mobile ate this post before. Let's try it again from a real computer.)

I am in desperate need of an alpha reader for a piece of Star Trek Reboot fic I'm working on for [ profile] trekreversebang. I know what my basic plot is going to be, and I've got 2k words on the page, but I need help with transitions and making the emotional undercurrents subtle enough.

You don't need to know anything about canon except a basic grasp of the main characters. It's an AU, with an Andromeda-like android that is part of the Enterprise's systems. The fic will be low-rated Kirk/android!Enterprise, unrequited Spock/Kirk, so I can't just ask the usual suspects at [ profile] kirkspock.

Help? Please? E-mail me or comment if you think you can help. melayneseahawk[at]gmail[dot]com
melayneseahawk: (plot tribbles)
Between Remix, [ profile] help_nz, [ profile] help_japan, and other random ideas, I've still got plenty of writing I should be doing, even though I'm not going to be finishing my [ profile] stargate_summer this year. I just wish I had the brain for it.

That being said, anyone free to let me bounce an idea off of them for Remix? It would be SGA fandom; will share more details in e-mail. If you want to help, drop me a line at melayneseahawk[at]gmail[dot]com.
melayneseahawk: (keep typing)
day 6 of 30


Still looking for a beta for the Trek fic. Let me know if you're interested in helping out.

LF beta x2

Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:13
melayneseahawk: (plot tribbles)
I have two fic or sections of fic ready to post, and I just want a beta to go over them. Comment if you're interested in looking at either one.

The first is a gennish (background unrequited Jack/Daniel) Stargate SG-1 work-in-progress, which came to a good stopping point so I'm going to post it. It's probably the first section of three. It's G rated at the moment, probably won't climb above PG for language. The team goes to a planet, and discovers that the village is haunted.

The second is a Jim/Spock Star Trek Reboot fic, complete. It's a pinch hit for [ profile] help_chile. It's NC-17 rated, for teh PRON. Spock is kidnapped and someone hurts and drugs him and then Jim saves the day.

Thanks in advance!
melayneseahawk: (cursor)
So, my [ profile] jd_ficathon fic is either done, or half done, and I need someone to take a look at it and help me decide. Any takers?


mini update

Monday, 14 June 2010 16:30
melayneseahawk: (vent)
Fic is done. Still in need of a beta. Details here. Would greatly appreciate it.

I'm not usually heavy on the social anxiety, but it definitely gets worse when I'm depressed. And, since I've been a wreck for the last three weeks or more, I've been spending most of my time in my room. And then I spent a little too long trying to socialize this weekend, so I'm feeling rather back at square one. It's very, very aggravating. I'd been hoping to work out the work situation this week, but I'm really not feeling like I can go back to work right now. *insert usual complaints about money and parental pressure*

I'm just so tired.

beta needed

Sunday, 13 June 2010 21:03
melayneseahawk: (deadlines)
So, I'm thisclose to finishing my Stargate [ profile] lgbtfest fic, which I need to have ready to post on Wednesday (yay, Amnesty Day). And I need a beta.

details under the cut )

It should be done and ready to be sent out tonight. Comment here if you're interested in helping out.
melayneseahawk: (well behaved)
So, I've been devouring watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I've gotten to the point where Angel spins off. How should I watching the show from here on? Should I alternate episodes? Watch a season of one, and then a season of the other?

Also, is it work trying to get my hands on any of the comic books once I finish the shows?

Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Opinions Needed

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 16:54
melayneseahawk: (creative needs)
[Poll #1551224]

a favor

Sunday, 28 March 2010 13:25
melayneseahawk: (instant failure)
So, I need to hit someone up for speedy beta services for my [ profile] help_chile fic, but it's complicated.

First, it's Reboot Jim Kirk/Spock, rather than Jack/Daniel, and I don't know how many of you all are Trekkies. Admittedly, you wouldn't actually need to know the canon to help. As long as you know who these folks are in the broadest sense you'd be fine, since it's story pacing issues not characterization that I'm having trouble with.

Second would be the plot. cut for the uninterested or really easily squicked )

If you're familiar with the Next Gen episode with Data's daughter Lal, you'll know the beginning of this plot. The request was for Starfleet to reassign Spock to be a research subject after discovery of thing under the cut, and then is kidnapped to a lab when he tries to resign, and of course Jim comes after him. I'm just having pacing issues between "We're reassigning you" "No!" and the rescue.

(I can even trim the draft so you don't have to read the purposefully-badsex at the beginning if you want.)

Any takers? I'm begging here. I'll even write you a drabble in your fandom, pairing, and prompt of choice when I'm done.
melayneseahawk: (salt)
Have effectively been snowed in since this weekend, so I've been entertaining myself with World of Warcraft, harassing the rabbit, and baking. Yesterday, I made my first yeast bread. Recipe follows, but first, a request:

I'm in need of a content editor for a piece of original fiction. Because of the snow, I'm very possibly going to miss out on most, if not all, of my editing time for my first story for the creative writing class, and I refuse to submit something that I know can be improved. The story is complete, but the ending is rushed an unsatisfactory. Would someone be willing to look over it and help me make what changes I can? More details available if you're interested.

And now, the recipe. I snagged this from [ profile] copperbadge, but I'm rewriting it because his version was very hard to read-while-cooking. This is a very basic crusty bread, good as a vehicle for Nutella or jam. I think it would also make great sandwich bread if made in a rectangular loaf pan.

No-Knead Bread
3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, plus extra for dough-thickening and dusting
1/4 teaspoon instant yeast (I accidentally used double this, but the bread still came out just fine)
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 5/8 cup warm water
cornmeal for dusting
This recipe requires 16-22 hours to make, so start the night before.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Gradually stir in water; resulting dough will be very sticky, but that's fine. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let sit 12 to 18 hours, in slightly-warmer-than-room-temperature kitchen.

Dough is ready when the surface is dotted with bubbles. Lightly flour hands and work surface and then shape dough into a ball, adding additional flour if the dough is too sticky. Be careful to use the sides of your hands--not your fingers--so you don't disturb the air bubbles in the dough.

Generously coat a cotton (not terry) towel with flour or cornmeal. Please dough ball seam-side down on the down and top with additional flour/cornmeal. Cover with sides another towel and let proof (read: rest) for two hours. When ready, dough will double in size and spring back slowly when poked.

If using a covered pot, preheat oven to 450° at least half an hour before dough is done proofing. Put a 6- to 8-quart heavy covered pot (cast iron, enamel, Pyrex or ceramic) in oven as it heats. When dough is done proofing and oven is hot, carefully remove pot and set aside lid. Use towel to flip dough into pot. It should now be seam-side up. Shake pot once or twice if the dough is very uneven; it will settle out while baking. Cover pot and return it to stove. Bake 30 minutes, and then remove lid. Bake an additional 10-20 minutes, until loaf is golden brown, and--when removed from the pot--makes a hollow sound when tapped on the bottom. Cool on a rack.

If using a loaf pan, preheat oven to 450° when dough is done proofing. If using a metal loaf pan, grease and flour it before using. When ready, place dough into pan, seam-side up, and bake 30-45 minutes, until golden brown and--when removed from the pot--makes a hollow sound when tapped on the bottom. Cool on a rack.

The faint checker-pattern you see is from the towel I used sticking to the dough slightly. I'm definitely going to use cornmeal next time, since it should leave the loaf less floury.
melayneseahawk: (help_haiti)
So, I'm a few paragraphs away from having a completed first draft of my [ profile] help_haiti fic, and I'm in need of a beta. It's Stargate SG-1, Jack/Daniel pre-slash, focused on the events of "Abyss" but set after Daniel's Descension. It's going to clock in at about 2000 words once complete.

Any takers? I've got some time, so this doesn't have to be a rush job. I'm sort of on top of things, for once.

Thanks in advance!


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