06 February 2004 @ 03:21 pm
"Shibboleth" - Stargate SG-1, J/D, drabble  
Title: Shibboleth
Author: queenofstars
Challenge: The West Wing episode titles from stargate100
Pairings/Spoilers: J/D, Meridian/Revelations and after (to think I haven't seen them yet O.O;;)

You learn to live with the grief like you learn to live with the ghost of a missing limb. A dull ache that tells you it should be there; you can feel it throbbing, but when you reach to touch, his side of the bed is empty and the sheets are cold.

You tell the others casualties are part of the job description. And you tell yourself that, even if he wasn't, you are a soldier. And soldiers suck it up and move on. So you act like the Colonel you are.

And you convince the others.

But not yourself.

. . . . .

Main Entry: shib·bo·leth
Pronunciation: 'shi-b&-l&th also -"leth
Function: noun
Etymology: Hebrew shibbOleth stream; from the use of this word in Judg 12:6 as a test to distinguish Gileadites from Ephraimites, who pronounced it sibbOleth
1 a: a word or saying used by adherents of a party, sect, or belief and usually regarded by others as empty of real meaning :: the old shibboleths come rolling off their lips -- Joseph Epstein
b: a widely held belief :: today this book publishing shibboleth is a myth -- L. A. Wood
c: TRUISM, PLATITUDE :: some truth in the shibboleth that crime does not pay -- Lee Rogow
2 a: a use of language regarded as distinctive of a particular group :: accent was... a shibboleth of social class -- Vivian Ducat
b: a custom or usage regarded as distinguishing one group from others :: for most of the well-to-do in the town, dinner was a shibboleth, its hour dividing mankind -- Osbert Sitwell
(from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)

. . . . .

omg. I'm at work and instead of working my ass off to catch up with my delayed deeds, I wrote my first Stargate drabble. I'm so gonna lose my job... ::boggles:: Warning: I'm Greek and it's unbeta-ed; I can't find a person bold enough to proof-read those suckers before I post them. And I'm not done with Meridian and the likes, not even remotely. ::sigh::

ETA: If it sucks, tell me so. Don't try to spare my feelings. I don't want to end up in the part of the fandom who think they are doing it right when in fact their stories are totally lame. Really. Hit me and hit me hard.
i'm feeling: tiredtired
-Van: body of ewanslavelabour on February 6th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC)
Hey, pretty, I liked it. Granted, I'm a big fat newb to the fandom but I liked it anyway. Even if I'm against drabbles, in principle, but that's only because I can't write anything short, lol.

And, hey, if you need a beta, I'm here, ok? *mwah*
Ishi-No Kokoro: bad nipple day (by matsujo9)queenofstars on February 10th, 2004 12:57 pm (UTC)
Hey, pretty, I liked it.
You did?! Aww lovely, you're so sweet! ::hug:: And here I've been reading it over and over again, wondering what the fuck I was thinking when I posted it. ::facepalm:: Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time but I'm not so sure my writing is any good. It's too abstractive most of times, even for my own liking. It looks Greek to me --and pun fully intended. I have the constant urge to justify every single word I write, just to make sure whoever read it understood what I was aiming for: "this drabble is about loss and appearances and it's supposed to be cruel, how did I do?". Is that psychotic behavior or what? ::kicks self::

Granted, I'm a big fat newb to the fandom but I liked it anyway.
Ok, define new: watching or reading? If it's reading I recommend destina's recs, after of course you read every last word she ever wrote. This woman is the original sin. ::fans self::
Now if it's writing you're talking about, I'll be standing on my toes until you post. ::g::

And, hey, if you need a beta, I'm here, ok?
Force, you're so brave! ::smooch:: Be sure, one of these days I'll take you up on your offer. Then you'll see what Dev suffered all this time! muaaaaaaahahahahaha I still can't believe no one noticed I wrote limp instead of limb...

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