Have you all seen Google's search stats thingy? Did you know that the country that searches for Stargate: Atlantis most often is the Czech Republic, followed closely by Australia? It was a surprise to me. Ha. No wonder the American PTB cancelled it -- only weird foreign people watch it!
And speaking of SGA, I've been staring at the screencaps for The Shrine over on crysothemis's LJ. The last pic has given me a huge yearning to drabble, but I'm not allowed to until I've fulfilled my other fannish commitments.
It gives me such a strong mental picture, though, of the way John thinks about Rodney.
I've re-written and deleted this paragraph about six times, trying to explain what I mean. But it feels weird doing it like this, instead of showing it in fiction. It's like I know it will come across as silly tin-hattery if I try to explain the way I lay open John's head when I think about how to write him. It won't be convincing to say that I currently think he's in love with Rodney, but doesn't actually think about sex much, if at all -- it's all sublimated into other stuff, but knowingly so. I also think John's kind of happy with not-dating Rodney, because he's gone ahead and made a commitment without telling Rodney anything about it. "Stuck with me," indeed.
See? It just sounds dumb. But if I wrote it as a fic, I could make you see inside John's head just the way I do and I could maybe convince you, for a few minutes at least.
And I ended up drabbling after all, because I couldn't sleep until I got it out of my head.