Heard something interesting tonight.
Apparently on OS there is much shocked gasping and weeping regarding the fact that there was (apparently) a group of gals at SG5 chanting "Daniel's dead". How horrible, they say, clutching at their hearts, for those women to be taken 'petty pleasure' in other fan's pain. Yet when the chant is "Ha, no more SJ ship!" well, that's not the same thing at all, I suppose. Eh, Spazzy?
***Warning Will Robinson... rantage ahead...***
I think they're still discussing this over on the awards list, but seeing as how I'm in the minority and don't have the energy nor the inclination to talk myself blue in the face over there... I'll do it over here *eg*
An awards category - nay, multiple categories - specifically for Meridian fix-it fic. Ye god.
Apparently Meridian is special, seeing how as, unlike any other episode, it hath impacted fic writers from all walks of life (slashers, genners, and all three Janet/Daniel shippers -- *grins and runs from Wrath of Sue*).
Now okay. Meridian is the only episode concerning a main character's flittering off like a radioactive squid. This is true. But from what I understand of the term 'fix-it fic', we're not talking about a category dealing with stories exploring the episode (like my fic, Between the Dark and the Daylight. Yeah, I'm shameless, but it's my LJ *g*). We're talking about fics from people who didn't like how the episode went and so rewrote it.
This is very common. It's called 'episode based fic'. And maybe there's been a lot of it for Meridian; I don't know. I read fic from SJers and good gen writers, who don't obsess over Meridian or His Radioactive Squidliness. But for the sake of argument, say there is. There have been other episodes that have generated a lot of fic... shouldn't they all get their own categories? If we're talking about volume, or popularity, I can rattle off a handful of episodes that are special enough.
Really, let's just call it what it is... a Daniel Tribute category. And all the little prolific obsessives can come nominate their most favoritist stories where Daniel survives thanks to his own great goodness and Jonas dies a horrible death while the other members of SG1 (Jackums, the black guy and the blonde chick) stand around sporadically touching Daniel to remind themselves of his existence and great goodness.
And then we can make it so the winning stories for Best Jack-Best Sam-Best Teal'c-Best Jonas fic are actually stories about Daniel. But wait, we've already done that.