11 December 2006 @ 02:53 pm
Thank yous - and the 'Farm in Iowa' universe  
First, thank you to everyone for the anonymous love comments on the memes of last week. They made me blushy and twisty-chest and chuckly all at once (which makes for some extremely odd facial expressions, lemme tell you). *smishes*

Second, [livejournal.com profile] el_gilliath suggested that it might be useful to have an index post for the Farm in Iowa stories. While there is an iowa universe tag, the stories show up in reverse order, and there are little snippets floating all over. So - consider this your handy source of links to the stories in the order of events lived (rather than the order in which they were written):

The stories: major instalments have a single number; snippets and ficlets are numbered and lettered

1. A Farm in Iowa

   1a. Rodney's perspective on the concert, and the kiss by the truck

2. And Then There was Finn

   2a. Toilet Paper, Tylenol, and the Geneva Convention (a more detailed account of Rodney's cold that's mentioned in 'Finn')

   2b. Stairs (set before Finn comes to stay at the farm)

   2c. Of 2am Feedings And Much Deprivation(sleep-deprived sex, while Finn's still a baby)

3. These Men Who Have Flown

4. Skies to Conquer, Gave Us Wings

   4a. Hallowe'en, just before Finn's second birthday.

   4b. The Christmas Shenanigans of Finn McKay (the Christmas just after Finn turns two)

5. Fall (which I imagine happened in late September or early October, before the events in Near the Earth, to Touch)

6. Near the Earth, to Touch

   6a. Major Scary Monster-Catcher (set after the family returns from Canada, and before the 12th of March, when Laura gets sick in Near the Earth, to Touch)

   6b. Sunday Morning (Daylight savings kicks in that spring)

   6c. Exhaustion (Rodney's beat)

7. Two and (and a half) Weeks in the Life

   7a: How Rodney came to be in Iowa in the first place

8. A Big Stupid Glory Of Being Wrong All The Time

   8a. Rodney's Story (Rodney reveals what made him leave after that very first night)

9. The Ballad of the Lincoln Café

I'll add future stories to that list as I write them. But for now:

The Once and Future End: Benediction along with its in-comment partner.

The pdf file

With HUGE thanks to [livejournal.com profile] girlnamedpixley - most of the universe in pdf form (327 pages as of 2/3/08!)

The apocrypha:

Five Scenes I Am Not Currently Writing in the Iowa Universe (But Gleefully Imagine Anyway)

Same-sex Marriage is Legalized in Iowa

Strawberries . . .

Valentine's Day, just before Merrie is born.

A Christmas Eve, before Merrie arrives.

Wednesday, a wee Iowa ficlet that [livejournal.com profile] dogeared wrote for me.

He Kissed Me First, an Iowa divergence, written with permission by [livejournal.com profile] losyark.

Bathroom Time, a wee ficlet that [livejournal.com profile] sparrowhawk17 wrote for my birthday.

Touchstone, a story about Rodney and Finn during John's first week away in Atlantis without them, by [livejournal.com profile] maverick4oz

John gets the Plague, a story that [livejournal.com profile] aesc set in the future, once Merrie's arrived, where John comes down with the latest germ-fest Finn brings home from daycare.

Those Who Wander, an Iowa AU, written with permission by [livejournal.com profile] fiamaya.

Merrie has her own children.

The art

The Farm by [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve

Skies to Conquer by [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve

John, Rodney, and a baby by [livejournal.com profile] ileliberte

John, Rodney, and baby Finn by [livejournal.com profile] almost_clara

Family Picture by [livejournal.com profile] belletrist

Farmhouse by [livejournal.com profile] girlnamedpixley

Holding Hands by [livejournal.com profile] megaloo13

Finn and his Baffa by [livejournal.com profile] fan_this

Iowa!John by [livejournal.com profile] chaps1870

Fathers of Two by [livejournal.com profile] almost_clara

John, Rodney, Finn and Merrie by [livejournal.com profile] wihluta

Cover art for 'The Ballad of the Lincoln Café by [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve

Pop art Iowa John by [livejournal.com profile] lenkti

A Family Outing by [livejournal.com profile] saldemonium

And Then There Was Finn by [livejournal.com profile] almost_clara

John and Finn, Lazy Sunday by [livejournal.com profile] terribilita

The podfic

A Farm in Iowa and Then There was Finn recorded by [livejournal.com profile] hack_benjamin

Audiobook of a Farm in Iowa and Then There was Finn, compiled by [livejournal.com profile] cybel

Five Scenes I'm Not Writing in the Iowa Universe recorded by [livejournal.com profile] summertea

The soundtracks Each link will take you to the post with track listings and fic snippets - the zip files are at the bottom of the post):

A Farm in Iowa: soundtrack

And Then There Was Finn: soundtrack

These Men Who Have Flown: soundtrack

Skies to Conquer, Gave us Wings: soundtrack

Near the Earth, to Touch: soundtrack

new soundtrack coming soon!
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[identity profile] skeeterses.livejournal.com on December 11th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)

I shall bookmark for future rainy days =)
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[identity profile] sheafrotherdon.livejournal.com on December 12th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
welcome! :D
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[identity profile] opprobrium.livejournal.com on December 12th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for doing this! I can't believe I missed some!
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[identity profile] sheafrotherdon.livejournal.com on December 12th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
you're so welcome! :D
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[identity profile] musicianatheart.livejournal.com on December 12th, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)
after the update yesterday, my friend [livejournal.com profile] unrequitedrain and I have been leaving farm in iowa quotes back and forth on facebook walls, which led to a discussion of the need for a farm in iowa group. needless to say, this was not a difficult task.

May I present: A Farm in Iowa (http://bgsu.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2223422511), a facebook fanclub.

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[identity profile] musicianatheart.livejournal.com on December 12th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
[livejournal.com profile] unrequited_rain

mayeb this time I got it right. XD
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(no subject) - [identity profile] sheafrotherdon.livejournal.com on December 12th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
[identity profile] roitelet.livejournal.com on December 12th, 2006 08:09 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you've made an index! I've been wanting to rec the series, but couldnt' decide where to send people. This is great!

I can't recall if I've commented on the stories so far, but just in case - I love this universe! I live in Iowas, just a stone's throw away from where you've set these fics, so they have loads of meaning for me. Fantastic stories!
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[identity profile] sheafrotherdon.livejournal.com on December 12th, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
aw, thank you so, so much!
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[identity profile] karaotter.livejournal.com on December 12th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if this is the place to post it, but I'm having problems downloading the soundtracks that are hosted by [livejournal.com profile] princess_bunny. My computer will just start downloading them without asking for a password, which of course doesn't work.
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[identity profile] sheafrotherdon.livejournal.com on December 12th, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
hmm! I have no idea - I would drop a comment over at pb's journal, and I will try and reach her too :)
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(no subject) - [identity profile] karaotter.livejournal.com on December 13th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
[identity profile] starrylizard.livejournal.com on December 13th, 2006 06:41 am (UTC)
*adds to memories* I started to make a yearly rec post the other day and this means I can rec Iowa-verse. yay! :)
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[identity profile] aramley.livejournal.com on December 21st, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
Whenever I have a really rubbish day or I'm feeling down, I come here and read the Iowaverse, or listen to the soundtracks, and the world's not quite so crap anymore. I just really wanted to thank you for that.
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You ain't my bitch, nigga. Buy your own damn fries[identity profile] zvi-likes-tv.livejournal.com on January 21st, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
I just read the whole series, and it is wonderful. Thanks.
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[identity profile] bethynyc.livejournal.com on February 14th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)

There were two stories that were related to Iowa!Verse, and I was hoping to read them? I wonder if you know/remember what they are or had them linked?

First one: John has a vision of Finn and Iowa, and Rodney bugging him about who Finn's mother was.

Second one was found in SGA Storyfinders. Someone there suggested that I ask you!

I hope this isn't too forward to ask. My plan for valentine's day is to re-read Iowa (and related) stories, to distract myself from my own lack of romance.

Thank you so much for writing these wonderful stories.

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[identity profile] sheafrotherdon.livejournal.com on February 14th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
not too forward, no - but I think (looking at storyfinders) someone's already found both of the stories for you? I don't have them linked anywhere because they're remixes of a sort, and not actually part of the 'verse. But I'm glad someone was able to point you in the right direction!
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[identity profile] bc-im-me.livejournal.com on February 27th, 2007 09:08 am (UTC)
Farm in Iowa
I just spent the evening reading everything you have posted from this universe so far. It is fabulous. Thank you.
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terrio[personal profile] terrio on March 4th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
I was putting together a bundled-up version of this series for a friend of mine who's going on travel for 6 weeks (6 weeks without fandom! eeek!) -- I thought I'd give her something nice and long and warm and fuzzy to read on her trip. Alas, I had not seen the in-comment partner to "Benediction", so instead of being happy-sniffly, she'll have to be the other kind of sniffly.

Me, though? happy-sniffly. :-) Thanks so much for writing these stories!
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[identity profile] zabira.livejournal.com on March 6th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
this series is probably my favorite AU in ALL OF FANDOM. you are so good at creating very affecting moments of connection between the characters without sacrificing the things that are strange and a bit stand-offish about them (from the show). i absolutely adore the balance you've created between romanticism and domesticity and (of course) snarkiness. i read this all the way through, and then turned around and read it again. i hope you write more.
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[identity profile] make-a-move.livejournal.com on March 19th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
I've always enjoyed SGA, and I've dipped my toe in the fic waters, so to speak, but this is the first thing that's grabbed me and wound itself around my heart. I've just read the entire series in one go. I'm enthralled with it; I don't think I could have stopped reading even if I'd wanted to. You are truly amazing.
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[identity profile] jmchau.livejournal.com on March 26th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
I stayed up until almost 4am this morning reading this series, after following a link from...somewhere.

This was one of the most enjoyable AUs I've ever read. I really did laugh like a loon (thank goodness I live alone!)

Thanks for writing something so enjoyable.
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[identity profile] rude02.livejournal.com on April 6th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
iowa series
I am absolutely addicted on your Iowa verse!!! U RULE!
eager for the next development and waiting while making anxious faces at my LJ
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[identity profile] longsunday.livejournal.com on June 4th, 2007 08:38 am (UTC)
So, I lost most of yesterday afternoon consuming everything I could find in this universe... Pretty much have no idea where to start giving feedback as there is SO MUCH and ut's SO GOOD and just. *flails a little* Until I read this I didn't like kid!fic or domestic!John (as it were...) - now, I'm pretty much smitten. Love how they're still them, though they're not, and love how it all comes round to Atlantis in the end. &&& oh man, so much other stuff that won't fit in this comment-box but is just to say: awesome. Thanks so much for writing this, & sharing. :)
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[identity profile] fydyan.livejournal.com on June 11th, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
Random 'Iowa' moment
So I was in the store and saw this:

And my very, very first thought was, "Finn!" and my next thought was, "Flyin' Baffa?" So because your amazing universe has thoroughly corrupted my brain, I thought I'd share.
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[identity profile] sheafrotherdon.livejournal.com on June 22nd, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Random 'Iowa' moment
Awwww! That's SO adorable!
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[identity profile] lobelia321.livejournal.com on June 14th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
I love this soundtrack idea!
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rain: sga- pout[identity profile] unrequited-rain.livejournal.com on July 16th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
I wanted to print off the .pdf while my computer is getting fixed, but I am getting a 404 not found :( do you know if it's down or something?
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[identity profile] sheafrotherdon.livejournal.com on July 16th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
Sorry! My bad - pixley had reorganized her website and given me the new url, and I was slowwww in updating. But it's fixed now - you should be able to download without trouble!
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(no subject) - [identity profile] unrequited-rain.livejournal.com on July 16th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
[identity profile] mirichan.livejournal.com on July 28th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
Either I went blind... or you missed "Strawberry"? 'cause I had this one marked as a Farm in Iowa ficlet...

BTW... still my favorite SGA story, hands down... AU and non-AU...
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[identity profile] mangst.livejournal.com on July 28th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
I'm in the middle of re-reading the whole thing and it's just taking me back to my grandparents farm. God the memories. Do you mind if I rec this on my lj?
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[identity profile] sheafrotherdon.livejournal.com on July 28th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
Not at all! that would be really sweet of you! ♥
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(no subject) - [identity profile] mangst.livejournal.com on July 28th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
[identity profile] losyark.livejournal.com on July 28th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)

My little tribute/gift. There no art to go with it though, I apologize.

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wihluta: O'Neill[identity profile] wihluta.livejournal.com on August 10th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
I've just spent the last four evenings reading all 'Farm in Iowa' until I basically fell asleep in front of the laptop.

I love this verse! It's one of the best fanfics I've ever seen (hell, it's the top of the list together with the 'House'-contract-verse). :-)

My favourite part is when John steps through the gate to go to Atlantis. I actually jumped up and did a little dance when I read it.
I also love Finn's nickname - puddlejumper

Thank you so much for sharing!
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krysalys: Bang DH[identity profile] krysalys.livejournal.com on September 3rd, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
[livejournal.com profile] girlnamedpixley, you've made a beautiful book format out of shea's awesome stories. Wonderfully done, hon. And you included all the graphics and art inspired by the series, too.
And now I've got it all saved on the desktop, for dragging out to read whenever I need the sweet, sweet comfort of an awesome story.
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[identity profile] zinfic.livejournal.com on September 6th, 2007 06:53 am (UTC)
I have so much love for this universe. It's made for reading again and again! (Also, I friended you, hope you don't mind...)
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