Not Even a Glide and a Jump, Sorry

So, considering this comm only exists because of today's date, and hasn't had a challenge since 2008, it's ridiculous for me to post from it. But I can be ridiculous as anyone, so here it is.

Happy Leap Day, everyone! And by "everyone" I mean the handful of you who are still lurking around LJ. Come in and say hi. If you've taken any interesting leaps or fanciful flights, let us know.
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Take My Hand Let's Get Famous

Title: Take My Hand Let's Get Famous
Author: fixmein_45
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Bandom; Fall Out Boy
Word Count: 1,560
Pairing: Gen
Summary: The van accident. Patrick wants to leave the band.
Author Notes: Thanks to xsavedbygracex for a quick lookover. Any other mistakes are mine, and I know my grammar is not very good so I'm very sorry for that. The link leads to my writing journal.

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to. - George Seaton
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Title: Blips on a Radar
Rating: PG
Fandom: Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
Warning/Spoilers: All of the Hana-Kimi manga series
Disclaimer: I do not own Hana-Kimi. Also, a portion of the dialog during the wedding scene is taken from 'soul-society_terrad' scanlations of the scene in the canon.
Word Count: 6265
Author's Note: Thanks to Trialia, DoubleL27, and Cinaed for beta checks and pre-reads. If you don't know the canon, that's all right. If you're really worried, check the article on Wikipedia.
Characters/Ship: Kayashima Taiki and Nakatsu Shuichi. This story does contain slight slash, but it isn't really a slash fic.
Summary: Think of a radar screen in a ship in a movie. The line moves around in a steady circle, marking everything that surrounds the ship. Sometimes an object will show up that can't be identified or is misunderstood. Some objects move away and others surprise by staying. This story is about beginnings and endings, the objects that remain constant or don't, the people who will stay or won't, and all the other blips on the radar.

'Faith is like radar that see through the fog-- the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.' ~Corrie ten BoomCollapse )
i won't let you slip inbetween

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title: when i come home and right my wrongs
author: acidquill
disclaimer: don't own em
fandom: supernatural
pairing/characters: gen. Sam, Dean, with bits of John
rating: pg-13
word count: 1,752
notes: set in my Proverbs verse. pre-series. for the 2008 flying_leap challenge. I’ll admit the ‘flight’ is more metaphoric…so you might have to squint for it. lyrics are my prompt & from a damn good song to boot. crossposted to my personal journal.

when i come home and right my wrongs

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Faith, Family, Forever , G

Title: Faith, Family, Forever
Author: goddess47
Rating: G
Warnings/Spoilers: Minor spoilers for McKay and Mrs. Miller, Miller's Crossing, Outcast -- oh, and maybe some fluff amongst the h/c
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Summary: John Sheppard is sent back to Earth for treatment and recovery after a mission goes wrong and he is seriously injured.
Words: Darned if I know how it got to almost 13,000 words!
Beta: Many, many thanks for the lightning quick beta from fenchurch1 who loved it without seeing the ending -- any further errors are mine alone

For the flying_leap Challenge

Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark. ~Rabindranath Tagore"

Part 1
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The Spirit of Gravity, SGA, Gen

Title: The Spirit of Gravity
Author: entwashian
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: Gen (SGA-1 team!fic)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2600
Spoilers: Through episode 2.08 "Conversion"
Summary: A series of team!vignettes that take place after 2.03 (Runner) and before 2.09 (Aurora).
A/N: My prompt quote was: "He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying." -Friedrich Nietzsche
When I saw the quote was from Neitzsche, I definitely had to look it up for context! It comes from Thus Spake Zarathustra, Part III, Chapter LV: The Spirit of Gravity, Section 2. You can read the entire selection here. This chunk of the book is (more or less) about how a man needs to look inside himself to find out what his values truly are, as opposed to having someone tell him what is good/right.

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Merlin - Arthur's guardian angel

Perfect Faith, Torchwood (Jack/Ianto, PG-13)

Title: Perfect Faith
Author: valderys
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Jack/Ianto, Lisa/Ianto
Rating: PG-13 for slightly disturbing imagery
Word Count: 1,002 (!)
Spoilers: Up to Adam
Notes: Written for the flying_leap Challenge. My first piece of angsty Jack/Ianto – it had to happen sometime, really, didn’t it? :)
Summary: As Ianto waits in the dark, there’s only one person he can trust to save him.

The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings. -- Sir James Matthew Barrie, 'The Little White Bird'

Two "Flying" Songvids for Leap Day!

Happy Leap Year!

Here are my entries for the "Flying Leap Challenge".

First, here's the vid that I created specifically for the challenge:

Title: Night of the Swallow  
Medium: Songvid. Set to the song of the same name by Kate Bush. 
Editor: Hester (hesternic)
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Lt. Col John Sheppard / Dr. Rodney McKay
Summary:   No matter how much Rodney pleads with him not to take such risks, Sheppard insists on flying dangerous missions in the shadows of the night.
Rating: G
Disclaimer: These guys aren't mine, but they sure are fun to play with!

Inspirational Quote: 
"Why fly? Simple. I'm not happy unless there's some room between me and the ground." ~ Richard Bach 
[And doesn't that sound exactly like something Shep would say!]

Special bonus vid for those who are really keen!  [I created this one prior to the challenge being issued, but it's right on theme, so I can't resist adding it on.]  Two -- two for the price of one!

Title: John Sheppard: "Aviating" 
Medium: Songvid.  Set to the song of the same name by lo-fi indie artist Jack Drag.
Editor: Hester (hesternic)
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Lt. Col John Sheppard (pretty much solo here)
Summary:  A dreamy meditation on Shep's obsession with flying.  
Rating: G
Disclaimer: I'm still not finished playing with him!
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Towards the Sky (SGA, gen) by oriolegirl

Title: Towards the Sky
Author: oriolegirl
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Not mine. If they were, they'd be married and snarking in Toronto.
Notes: For the flying_leap challenge and the ancient history challenge at sga_flashfic. Much thanks to my fabulous beta, silver_cyanne, and special thanks to the co-pilots of flying_leap for allowing me to post there before the deadline.
Summary: Paesan had dreams of creating buildings that called out to people, buildings that lived.

"The desire to reach for the sky runs deep in our human psyche." - Cesar Pelli

Towards the Sky
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