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Saturday, June 10th, 2006
1:15 pm
Question about Military Funeral Customs
I’m looking for someone who knows about military funeral customs, specifically for the air force. I’ve just finished working on a story that takes place around this subject and I was hoping someone would be willing to read through it and ensure what I have is correct. Most of the information I was able to gleam came from Arlington’s National Cemetery website but they weren’t specific and I’d like to be as true as possible.

Or if anyone could just direct me to some sites, that’d be great too.
Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
6:47 am
Age Nitpick/Query
I just have an odd little nitpick/query that I thought that I would share *grin*:

I just don't understand the number of Atlantis fics that make a point of mentioning that Elizabeth is older than John. Unless there is some info in the show that I missed, I would assume that the actors are playing their age, or close to it? If that is the case, well Torri's only about a year older than Joe.(omg, I'm such a geek that I know that *grin*)

I only nitpick, because some of the fic make it sound like a significant age difference. I was just wondering what was up? A year is obviously not a big age difference. Is age difference a big thing in the 'ship?

Just random thought... *grin*

Current Mood: curious
Sunday, April 23rd, 2006
2:08 pm
Gate World has an atrociously short article concerning Peter Grodin, so I wrote one myself.

Current Mood: Accomplished
Thursday, December 8th, 2005
10:17 am
To Capitalize or Not...
For the love of all things bright and shiny, please set me straight!

Should the word Wraith be capitalized (if it's not the first word in a sentence)? In fic I see that sometimes it isn't. What about if the word is attached to an object, say: waith stunner? Is it not capitalized then?

Thanks for your assistance in this matter. :o)

Current Mood: cranky
Sunday, November 27th, 2005
7:43 pm
The Squid Called Chaya
The last episode of SG-1 (US)included an explaination about why the Ori are REALLY evil. They said that a kind of "great power" comes from being worshipped by multitudes of humans. My question- isn't that what Chaya was doing on Proculus? Playing God (or Athar, as it may be) to it's inhabitants?

And what about Oma? Didn't we meet her when she was being worshipped as Mother Nature?

Any comments folks?

Current Mood: Looking Fowards to new insight
Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
11:05 am
Leadership Heirarchy in Atlantis
Could someone please tell me or point me in the direction of where I could find out what the current leadership heirarchy is in Atlantis? If Weir and Sheppard were to be killed, maimed, or went missing, who would be in charge both overall and of the Atlantis military personnel? Do the military personnel have seniority over the scientists? Does Dr. Beckett have seniority over everyone?

Thanks in advance for any nuggets of info. :o)

Current Mood: busy
Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
1:46 pm
spelling and capitalization from the scifi.com site
I've posted a short list of spelling and capitalization of SGA terms and names based on the scifi.com SGA website. Small spoilers up through Conversion.
Friday, August 26th, 2005
11:36 am
Yes, more "Trinity" meta
Over at my journal, I posted a meta on what I see as a scientist double-standard, mainly on the writers' treatment of Sam and Rodney. It has spoilers up to Atlantis's Trinity, and SG-1's Gemini. Also, if I'm doing this wrong, I'm sorry--it's my first meta. ^_^;;

X-posted to metagate.

Current Mood: anxious
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005
9:44 pm
"Trinity" Meta
There's been a whole load of really interesting discussion and meta about the last episode, which I thought might be worth re-linking here for those who don't read metafandom (among other places). This is my first post here, so I hope y'all will tell me if I'm breaking any unspoken rules or anything...

Caution: Most of these have detailed spoilers for "Trinity"; some also make references to BSG and/or SG-1.

1. A fairly old (April) discussion by merryish of the differences between what you might call the genre of SG-1 and SG:A.
OMG my slacker ex-boyfriend and that dork from the debate club are supposed to save the world?? We are SO DOOMED!!!
It's not directly relevant to this week's episode, clearly, but some of the ideas from it seem to be bouncing around fandom at the moment.

2. A brief and thought-provoking look at the history of the Trinity atom bomb test Rodney talks about, with some detailed analysis of the episode, all by scalesandfins. Go and read this *right now* if you haven't already. If you have, then go and read it again.
the title of the ep-- "Trinity"-- refers to the 1945 test not as a parallel to the events of the episode, but as a lesson of history that the Atlantis expedition members-- and McKay in particular-- should have learned, but haven't.

3. Some talk by sjkasabi about SG:A, BSG and attitudes to foreign policy in these fictional universes. Spoilers for general storylines on both shows up to the end of S1 but not episode specific.
...it's kind of interesting to see that now we're both post Cold War and post 9/11 we can tell ourselves stories about The Bomb again.

4. A short post by bethbethbeth about the subtext in this episode, and the way our attitudes to fanfic spill over into the canon
I think I've actually come to expect that certain set-ups are always going to lead to a physical (usually sexual) resolution.

Then a couple of alternative perspectives on the episode:
5. Race, assimilation and power: Ronon and Teyla dealing with the Atlanteans by jennyo. I'm not at all convinced that what she is talking about is something that was intentionally built into the episode, but it's certainly interesting.
Ronon and Teyla don't have to integrate or become tokens to interact with that culture, because they have a different view of Otherness

6. Government on Atlantis - nostalgia_lj talking about power structures within Atlantis, and how what the show tells us is true doesn't always match what it shows us.
Within the terms of Atlantis itself, Sheppard is The Man and is supportive of The Man.

Any thoughts? More good meta about the episode? I'm not looking for fandom / fanfic meta, although goodness knows there's plenty of that around just now, so much as actual *show* discussion.

Current Mood: thinky
Thursday, July 21st, 2005
11:09 am
New SGA reference available
Because I hate not having names or info I need about all the characters when I'm writing, and, oh yeah, because I'm a big geek *vbg*, I've started working on a chart that has basic info about the SGA personnel from Earth. Additions and corrections are welcomed as always, and spoilers up to and including the most recent ep that has aired in the U.S. will always abound.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2005
10:16 pm
Does Dr. Beckett Actually Speak Gaelic?
I've written an essay on Dr. Beckett and why I think it's unlikely that he speaks Gaelic. The link is here and I'd love to hear what you think.

Crossposted to atlantis, metalantis, prime_not_prime, and grouphug_carson. If you think of anywhere else that might be a good place for it, please let me know.


Current Mood: creative
Saturday, June 18th, 2005
12:40 am
Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
12:11 pm
If you have two seconds, you should stop by my journal and take my Mckay and Sheppard characterisation poll. You can comment with any words you think I missed.

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, May 5th, 2005
1:00 pm
Cross-character comparisons between SG and SG:A (note...a few small general spoilers for S2 SGA, if you're trying to avoid them)

aki rambles whilst she eats her lunchCollapse )

Current Mood: blah
Saturday, April 2nd, 2005
5:12 pm
Scrollgirl on "Rising" (1.01-1.02) and "Hide and Seek" (1.03)
scrollgirl briefly reviews "Rising" (1.0-1.02) and "Hide and Seek" (1.03) over here.

Current Mood: hopeful
Friday, April 1st, 2005
7:40 am
SGA technobabbling
I was reading with interest the Atlantis nitpicks from the Stargate Handbook and I found this:

For the chevrons to light up one by one as they're being dialled, every single stargate in the system that shares those symbols must also be lighting up one by one, until the address uses a symbol that isn't part of that particular gate's address, allowing them to drop out steadily until only the final, correct gate is left. That's insane. Gates would be starting to connect all over the place, all the time. There is no way for the final-destination gate to know that it's the one being dialled until the address is complete, at which point, it connects. It's just like dialling a phone. Only the person punching in the number hears the beeps for each one -- the other phone doesn't go " beep beep beep beep beep beep beep RING" , it simply rings when the complete signal reaches it.

that's not the way I understood itCollapse )

Current Mood: geeky
Monday, March 14th, 2005
9:51 am
thepouncer reviews The Gift.
Wednesday, March 9th, 2005
12:55 pm
Monday, March 7th, 2005
11:53 am
Thursday, February 24th, 2005
8:15 pm
Allow myself to introduce myself
I don't know whether this information has already been made available (well, it probably has at some point, if not necessarily on this community), but doorrepairgirl and I have looked up every flag visible on Atlantis crewmembers' uniforms in the series premiere. Here is a handy-dandy list of those countries, plus those that we already know are represented on the mission:

Czech Republic
New Zealand
Russian Federation
South Africa
Zimbabwe [?]

One flag--bearing three horizontal stripes, red, blue and white from the top down--does not represent any existing nation but was a flag being considered for Serbia and Montenegro when the pilot was being filmed.

This may of course not be a full list of the nations represented on the mission. Conspicuous absences include France and Italy (the only two G8 nations not visible).

(x-posted to atlantis)

Edited to reflect new information from akire_yta and indeliblefancy regarding the New Zealand (not Australian) flag and the mystery flag.
Edited again to add Romania, spotted by nyuszi.

Current Mood: research-y
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