December 30th, 2009

Winter Sunlight

fic bits - just catching up

This was actually written several months ago (so some of you have already read it, I know) but I never posted it to LJ.

Title: Steps Forward and Back
Word Count: 5800
Rating: PG; gen
Summary: "38 Minutes" tag; John POV; takes place primarily between "38 Minutes" and "Suspicion", with a little post-Siege as well. Sometimes people prove themselves under pressure; other times, you find out things you didn't really want to know about them.

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Winter Sunlight

Spamming my flist, spammity spam

I just ran across a tidbit on yuletide_admin that may be useful for those of you who are neurotic in the same ways that I am neurotic. For those of you who are now using AO3, from this post:

Is there any way to hide the hit counters on my stories?

If you go into your account and select "My Preferences" on the bottom left, there are options for:

Don't show me hits on my stories.
Don't publicly display hits on my stories.

Eventually there will be an option that lets you turn off the hit counts completely, so that you won't see yours or anyone else's, as well as a means of sorting by hit counts, which will be useful when trying to give love to those stories that haven't been hit as much.

Personally, I hate knowing the hit counts for my stories. Almost as much as I hate getting notifications for everything under the sun... which AO3, to my relief, does not seem to do. When suddenly started sending notifications when people bookmark you and whatnot, I rushed off post-haste and turned all of that stuff off. No, I do not know when people favorite my stories or add them to communities, and I do not want to know either. It just makes me crazy(er). Same reason why I don't get notified when people friend/unfriend me on LJ. Why would I want to know that? See above re: making crazy. *g* I'm glad the option is there for people who want it, but boy, do I ever not want to know.

I haven't gone and turned off the hit counters on my Yuletide stories quite yet because I'm actually sort of curious and interested at the way that different fandoms have noticeably different hits-to-reviews ratios. But I'll probably do it after the anon period is over, because of the aforementioned crazymakingness.
Winter Sunlight

more fic bits - Siege tag

Another ficlet from last summer that hasn't been posted to LJ yet.

Siege II missing scene - gen - John w/Rodney and a little Zelenka; 1300 wds. The thought occurred to me, watching the episodes, that while they mentioned Rodney's exhaustion, everyone was probably in the same boat by that time.

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