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Earlier this year, I took part in my first-ever charity fanworks auction! So far the experience has been ideal, at least from my lazy perspective: I threw money at some organizations and good people indulged my wishes in return, with no further effort on my part - what could be better?

I bid on Melime sight unseen because the offer page included translation into Brazilian Portuguese and the best canon-in-at-least-one-universe pairing on Stargate SG-1, Sam/Janet. Since I'm currently trying to learn Portuguese and struggling a lot, I thought it would be helpful to have a short fic in both languages that I could read for practice and for fun.

I then learned that Melime had already written dozens of Sam/Janet fics in both English and Portuguese. Obviously I need to spend more time on AO3! Melime was immensely patient and helpful despite my not knowing anything about translation or the riches already available to me, and finished the translation in no time.

The story is called "A Very Good Year" (Um Ano Muito Bom). Sam finds herself in an alternate timeline, gets a little banged up in a motorcycle accident, and wakes up to a familiar face. Melime's Portuguese translation is here and the original story (by EldrichSandwich) is here. A very mild Teen and Up, references canon character death, canon-compatible as far as I can tell (but then, what isn't, when you've got alt-universes by the truckload?)

Melime and EldrichSandwich, thank you for being great!


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Mar. 23rd, 2017 07:38 pm (UTC)
Oh well done! Sounds like it was a satisfying challenge :)
Mar. 23rd, 2017 09:42 pm (UTC)
I hope it was a satisfying challenge for Melime! It was a highly satisfying non-challenge for me since all I had to do was fish my credit card out of a drawer. I'm a little bit in love with the charity auction concept right now, as someone who spends a lot of time being too lazy for fandom. . .

Learning Portuguese is a challenge that I think will be satisfying eventually, if I ever get my act together. :)
Mar. 25th, 2017 10:09 pm (UTC)
I'm not good with auctions.... deadlines are not my strong point, I have enough fun with them at work.
Mar. 24th, 2017 03:15 am (UTC)
This is awesome - and it sounds like you had good fun!

Mar. 25th, 2017 12:01 am (UTC)
What a fabulous idea! And, a great way to help learn a new language in a fun manner.
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