Since I just got a whole bunch (well, five or six) of those "you have been friended" notifications, I figure it might be a good idea to say howdy. So....


I'm Brat. I write, mostly. Some original stuff, some SGA stuff, various fusions/retellings of Greek myths and antique stories. My current project is writing stuff based in a world where magic is simply another branch of science. At the moment, a lot of what I write is about John Sheppard from SGA, for some reason. I'm somewhat obsessed with putting things in order, so every now and then I'll go through and reorganize all my tags and stuff.

I'm fond of fountain pens, bubbles, and things that spin. I tend to be a stickler for proper grammar and spelling and accurate (or at least interesting) characterization. Sometimes I take photographs. I only friend people I'm already friends with.

Feel free to say howdy back. ^_^
If you do, I'd be thrilled to proofread/edit/squee over it. Or help you come up with a systematized version of magic, sort of like what Lavoisier did with chemistry. Anything I can do to help, because I desperately want to read this story!
What if Lavoisier worked with magic instead of chemistry? Or something? Oh gosh, there are too many good ideas! I have no idea where to start, I confess, and that at least in part is what's keeping me from starting this story. Perhaps I should read more of your Corbel & Squinch stuff to see how magic works in that world and how you describe it.

I can see Jacob Klein arriving at St John's in 1937 and investigating the library's collection of books of magic, or Stringfellow Barr being suspicious of magic and not wanting to allow it to be taught in seminar (like how Music wasn't originally quite part of the Program; Barr also didn't want women attending St John's). Heh, how about a young Eva Brann teaching a Sophomore Magic class? I think they used to teach Latin Sophomore year, so it would fit fell... a study of the history and construction of magical theory and a Practicum once a week to recreate the great magical experiments and spells of history. I have a suspicion magic would take much more study and concentration if it were a part of a Program than in, say, the Potterverse.

My ideas a escaping much faster than I can type. Help! Where do I begin?!
Possible starting places
Barr and Buchanan trying to put the program together - disagreeing with each other on the subject of teaching magic, but needing to present a united front to the people who're running things.

The difficulties of teaching magic theory, etc., while not being an adept in it (and I need to write up an entry on how magic and magic usage works - will try to do that this weekend, since I've been putting it off for months), on top of trying to adapt to a completely new philosophy and style of education.

It might be fun to begin with an outsider's POV - a prospective tutor, perhaps, observing classes.

A descriptive list of the various magic-related pranks and disasters that have happened on campus.

Some bizarre new law or theory or something developed by one of the sophomore magic classes, and the process of developing it.

...I could go on a bit, but I'll stop there for the moment. Mostly, I'd start by starting - begin writing, and just see what happens.