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Another something special

***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.
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(Anonymous)
Okay, I personally think that's going overboard.

Daniel was a great character. Unfortunately for him, his actor is a bit of a DramaQueen and he attracts the most fanatical followers in the fandom. (Ai-yah! We are alliterative today!) (yes, that was very bad, I know)

Gimme Daniel without MS and his Denialite and ToeSucking fans (the Danielites can stay, some of them actually possess a redeeming sense of humor and an ability to laugh at themselves), bring down the SDJ board, persuade the Drama Queens to actually leave the fandom (and preferably throw themselves off the most convenient cliff close by - I can think of several if they can't find one to hand) and I'm a happy camper.

And to be perfectly correct...Daniel aten't dead.
"It's life, Jack, but not as we know it..."

A Stargate Fan's Prayer
"Our Father who art in control of the ISP networks,
hallowed be your name.
The SDJ site come down, please let it stay down
and never let it get back online again!
Give us today the news about Season Seven and forgive us for being impatient!
For the power to smite down the ill-formulated and illogical arguments of the SDJ is yours and you have bestowed it on us,
now and forevermore.
Amen!"

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