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March 13th, 2006

Help Name the Unnamed McKay/Sheppard Series @ 02:27 am

AU in which Everett wasn't drained by the wraith. Rodney marries John in order to get him back to Atlantis, but it's purely a marriage of convenience... at least at first. A taste can be found here.

So, suggestions for a series name? I can't start posting the silly thing till it's got a name attached to the series because, while Broken (the title of what ended up being the first chapter) worked for Broken, I'd like to go into this one with a series name picked out other than whatever the first chapter is called...

ETA: Thanks to all who wrote suggesting things. I've decided to go with zingala's 'The Unified Theory' though I'll probably drop the 'The'.
 
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From:amireal
Date:March 13th, 2006 07:49 am (UTC)
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Well as I don't know anything about it other than that snippet... and I'm the type to not consider a name until my story is in the beta process...

but...

*thinks thinky thoughts*

"Convenient Ain't What it Use to Be"

"Commitment"

"Shallow Grave" (*koff* Just riffing here)

"Black and Blue"

"I Was a Male War Bride" (great movie)
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From:sgatlantislight
Date:March 14th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I've decided to go with zingala's 'Unified Theory'.

I do like some of your suggestions and wouldn't mind stealing them for chapter titles if you don't mind.
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From:betagoddess
Date:March 13th, 2006 07:58 am (UTC)
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Coolness. *vbg*
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From:sgatlantislight
Date:March 14th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
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Hehe. Yes.
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From:zellieh
Date:March 13th, 2006 08:07 am (UTC)
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*snickers*

Two came to mind -
An Inconvenient Husband - because Rodney would be the most inconvenient husband ever!
and the song title What's Love Got To Do With It? - because I could just see Rodney (or John) saying that.

Either way, I hope you name it soon, because I really want to read it now. ^_^
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From:sgatlantislight
Date:March 14th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I've decided to go with zingala's 'Unified Theory' (though I may steal your suggestions for chapter titles, if you don't mind).

I'm actually working out more of the background in advance than I did with Broken-- giving people first names, giving minor characters names, figuring out personal histories, that sort of thing.
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From:moxie_brown
Date:March 13th, 2006 08:19 am (UTC)
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I don't have a title suggestion, just wanted to say you'll have an interested reader in me for your new AU!
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From:sgatlantislight
Date:March 14th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! It's going to be fun to write.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 13th, 2006 08:19 am (UTC)
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My Big Gay Marriage
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From:sgatlantislight
Date:March 14th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
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Hehe. I like it. But I've decided to go with zingala's 'Unified Theory'.
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From:bluebrocade
Date:March 13th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)
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Hmmmm...

"Accidentally in Love"

"Rodney Takes a Husband"

"A Long Day's Journey Into Rodney" *snort*

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From:sgatlantislight
Date:March 14th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I've decided to go with zingala's 'Unified Theory'.

'Accidentally in Love' had a lot of appeal (especially with the idea of wheedling someone into doing a music video based on it), but in the end I decided I like it better as a chapter title than an overall series title. With your permission, I might steal it for a chapter title at some point.
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From:temaris
Date:March 13th, 2006 09:28 am (UTC)
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False Colours? Georgette Heyer used it first of course, but that's not necessarily a drawback.
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From:sgatlantislight
Date:March 14th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I've decided to go with zingala's 'Unified Theory'.

I did like the idea. I may steal it for a chapter title if you don't mind.
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From:rae_fa
Date:March 13th, 2006 09:36 am (UTC)
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Well I'm cetainly looking forward to reading this :o)

The only name i can think of for this is "With This Ring...I Thee Wed"
but yeah...

Rae
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From:sgatlantislight
Date:March 14th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I've decided to go with zingala's 'Unified Theory'.
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From:pride_of_erin
Date:March 13th, 2006 09:53 am (UTC)
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Here via mckay_sheppard, and you've definitely got a very interested reader already, I love the sound of this plot bunny. Not sure about suggestions, I suck at titles, um.... "Switching Sides"? Or "Changning Teams"? Because like, John's going Canadian, going science division, going gay? *shrugs*
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From:sgatlantislight
Date:March 14th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I've decided to go with zingala's 'Unified Theory'.

I love the idea for the first chapter title, though. May I use it?
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From:overchay
Date:March 13th, 2006 09:56 am (UTC)
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'Arrangements'

'For Better, For Worse'

i don't know ;[ Good luck picking something! I'm super excited about this and I'm so glad there will be something to replace this hole of loss from Broken being done and over with.
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From:sgatlantislight
Date:March 14th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I've decided to go with zingala's 'Unified Theory'.
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From:looking4tarzan
Date:March 13th, 2006 10:16 am (UTC)
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completely nicking movie titles already

Green Card
An Ideal Husband


or variations

It ain't easy being a green card
Husband in theory not practise

xJ (from lj comm="mckay_sheppard">
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From:sgatlantislight
Date:March 14th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I've decided to go with zingala's 'Unified Theory'.

I do like 'An Ideal Husband' for some future chapter title. May I re-steal it from you?
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From:lavvyan
Date:March 13th, 2006 10:28 am (UTC)
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i'm pretty much going with zellieh, though i'd just name it "inconvenient". has a nice ring to it imho, and it's very flexible in its meaning.

apart from the title: i soooo want to read this! :)
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From:sgatlantislight
Date:March 14th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I've decided to go with zingala's 'Unified Theory'.

I'm working up the backgrounds a bit more than I did with Broken (which was never intended to be a series until, suddenly, it was).
From:marysuewriter
Date:March 13th, 2006 10:44 am (UTC)
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There have been some great suggestions so far but here are a few more:

Civilian Union

Mensa Material

Come and Gone

The One That Didn't Get Away

Take Two

Doctor Doctor

Left Hand For 'We'

Got Him Back

Trial and Errors


Looking forward to the new series, Broken has been wonderful reading!
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From:sgatlantislight
Date:March 14th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I've decided to go with zingala's 'Unified Theory'.

I do like some of the titles for possible future chapters. Do you mind if I nick them?
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From:anatolia1
Date:March 13th, 2006 11:06 am (UTC)
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How about..."The Road Not Taken"

Whatever you call it I can't wait to read it.

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From:sgatlantislight
Date:March 14th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I've decided to go with zingala's 'Unified Theory'.

I did like the idea, but it didn't quite mesh with the... mood I'm going for. I might nick it for a chapter title, if you don't mind?
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From:weasleysangel
Date:March 13th, 2006 11:18 am (UTC)
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how about

The Inconvenience of Conveniant

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