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Tuesday | Pet Peeves

guiltyreasons back with another prompt. Today’s will be Pet Peeves

What really gets on your characters nerves? Does your character do it or does watching someone else do it annoy them? What is it? Nail biting, discrimination, meteors trying to destroy the Earth? Feel free to be as serious, or as crack-y as you like.


No more than 5 prompts in a row, and no more than 3 prompts per fandom. If one of your prompts is answered, you can prompt again.

No spoilers in your prompts for at least one week after publication/air date. If there are spoilers in your story, you must warn in bold and leave at least 3 spaces.

Use the Correct Format. Examples:

Marvel, Deadpool, Silence in a room

Heroes, Matt/Mohinder, Mind reading at the dinner table

Torchwood/Doctor Who, Doctor/Jack, Groping Strangers

Pet Peeves, your pet peeve and utterly don’t interest you today. Then go check out our lonely prompts.



Nov. 28th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Mystery Math
Evan entered John's office and found him leaned over his laptop with an expression of intense thought on his face. He waited a few seconds to be acknowledged, but as John continued to type madly without so much as glancing up it quickly became apparent that even a 'hello' was unlikely to be forthcoming. Evan walked over and sat down on the desk, glancing at the screen to see complex equations taking form on it.

"I see the Mystery Mathematician is hard at work again," Evan commented. He had been present the last time McKay and Zelenka had gotten a well-anonymized email containing complex math equations, in that case related to wormhole physics. Their reactions had varied between near-orgasmic joy at the apparently-awesome physics and thunderous ire over the hidden nature of the source. Evan suspected that, protests about wasted potential aside, they were secretly afraid the source was some botanist or jarhead. "You know, one of these days they're going to figure out it's you, and there's going to be hell to pay."

"Eh," John said. "That's what SERE training is for. That, and a battalion of marines for bodyguards."

"What are you working on this time?"

"I'm just finishing up a little something that I've been working on for a couple years. I've finally figured out the last few touches it needs."

"That's great," Evan said. "And it also doesn't answer my question."

"This," John said, making a few final keystrokes with considerable flourish, "is the fundamental set of equations that describe how to create a pocket universe and then extract zero-point energy from it. Which just happens to be what you need to know in order to make a ZPM."

Evan blinked several times in astonishment. "Really."


"You just figured out the physics behind ZPMs."

"Yep. Although to be fair, I had to get a little advice from Sam on one part, but I'd say it's ninety-five percent my work."

"Wow." Evan was so stunned that for a few moments he couldn't figure out what to say. Something quickly came to mind. "McKay is going to string you up by your own entrails."

"Eh. He'll still have to figure out how to use the equations to make one. Engineering's not my thing. Besides, he'll never find out who wrote it."

"Oh, no," Evan said firmly. "You are not sending this to them anonymously this time, not with something this important. I can't believe you put so much effort into hiding this in the first place."

"It's not a big deal, just a hobby," John said with an uncomfortable shrug. "I don't want to end up spending all my time in a lab."

"Yeah, just like Carter does. Wait - she commands a starship. If you don't say something, I will."

John gave him a disgruntled look. "How about we go somewhere and celebrate my breakthrough?"

"If you're trying to distract me with sex, it's not going to work."

"I can be very distracting."

Evan grinned. "We'll see."
Nov. 28th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Mystery Math
*giggle* These are really making me feel better. I love John the Mystery Mathematician.
Nov. 29th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Re: Mystery Math
Nov. 28th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Mystery Math
"Just a hobby," hahaha. I'd love to see the expression on McKay's face...except that I can pretty well imagine it.
Nov. 29th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Re: Mystery Math
Yeah, it really doesn't take much imagination to figure out how he'd react.
Nov. 29th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
Re: Mystery Math
LOL! I can so see John doing this and driving them nuts.
Nov. 29th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
Re: Mystery Math
He's a little shit sometimes.
Nov. 29th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
Re: Mystery Math
I really wish they had more of the MENSA thing for the show. It was a nice tie in wit the Ancient gene and I think that all ATA gene carriers are probably closet geniuses or extraordinary at 'something'. Actually I would have liked for them to have explored the Sheppard family too.
Nov. 29th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
Re: Mystery Math
Yeah, I always wish that they hadn't more or less forgotten about that part of John's personality. I agree about the ATA gene thing, too, which is why I'm playing around with it more in Strange Aeon. (Or will be, at any rate.)
Nov. 29th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
Re: Mystery Math
Very fun :)
Re: Mystery Math - slybrarian - Nov. 29th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 29th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
Re: Mystery Math
So clearly the scene after the awesome sex is Lorne just sending the math to McKay with John's name on it while John is still passed out in the afterglow.

Very fun, thanks for sharing!
Re: Mystery Math - slybrarian - Nov. 29th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 29th, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
Re: Mystery Math
Don't hide your light under a bushel, John!

I suspect Lorne will only be temporarily distracted. *g*
Re: Mystery Math - slybrarian - Nov. 29th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 29th, 2009 07:47 am (UTC)
Re: Mystery Math
:D Absolutely perfect!
I love the idea that John is solving McKay's problems, but doing it anon!
Re: Mystery Math - slybrarian - Nov. 30th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 30th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
Re: Mystery Math
I still wish they hadn't dropped John-the-math-genius from the show. (I assume it was because the writers couldn't figure out what to do with it, but I wish they'd tried harder.) Anyway, I'm a sucker for stories that explore it, since the show didn't, and this is a fantastically funny take on that.
Re: Mystery Math - slybrarian - Nov. 30th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Mystery Math - skieswideopen - Nov. 30th, 2009 03:52 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Mystery Math - slybrarian - Nov. 30th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Mystery Math - skieswideopen - Nov. 30th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 8th, 2009 08:17 am (UTC)
Re: Mystery Math
Awesome. hope to see more like this. Also wouldn't mind seeing a continuation of the Dramatic Exit series.


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