My young nephew was eyeing me warily from across the table, anxiously awaiting the inevitable. Waiting, waiting, waiting… Suddenly, I glanced up from my menu, catching him looking. He immediately dropped his gaze down to his plate. Too late. It had begun. “Sooo,”I started, much to his obvious discomfort, “what’s happening at school?” He shrugged, fingering his Vietnamese sandwich. “Do you have a girlfriend?”I asked, echoing a line of questioning I despised when I was his age. He ignored me, feigning full focus on picking the parsley out of his baguette. “Girlfriend?”I pressed. “Girlfriend? Maybe?” He murmured something under his breath that I couldn’t make out but may well have been some juvenile expletive. “What was that?”I asked. “It sounded like you were mumbling a girl’s name. Deidre or Joanne or something.”

“Amanda,”offered his nine year old sister seated beside him, winning herself the briefest of brotherly glares.

“So, what’s so special about Amanda?”I pressed.

“She’s nice,”Eric offered begrudingly. And then, after some thought: “She likes to talk.”

“Likes to talk? Be careful,”I warned, “You don’t want to make the same mistake I did.” That won me my own frosty glare from Fondy. I ignored her and continued the grilling. “What does Amanda do? Does she have a job?”

“She’s in my class,”replied Eric.

“So, full time student,”I concluded.

He nodded then quickly tried to switch up the conversation by turning to his sister and asking: “Who do you like Megan?” A game effort, but I wasn’t prepared to shift focus just yet since, at age nine, Megan was old enough to see through my antics and find me amusing whereas Eric, at age seven, was still young and trusting enough to be left bewildered and occasionally exasperated by my eccentric ramblings.

“Hey!”I piped up, pointing at Eric. “Can’t help but notice your tooth is loose.”

He wiggled the tooth self-consciously with his forefinger.

“I see a terrific business opportunity here,”I confided. “How much do you get from the tooth fairy?

“Two dollars,”said Eric.

“Really? And how many teeth do you think you have in your head?” And before he could hazard a guess – “At least thirty, right? So here’s what we do. Why don’t you let me pull them all out so that you can put them under your pillow tonight then, tomorrow morning, we can split whatever the tooth fairy leaves us.”

He glanced about, no doubt seeking some distraction. I quickly followed up before he could seize on one: “At two dollars a tooth, thirty teeth will bring in sixty dollars. That’s thirty dollars each. What do you think?”

“But then I’ll have no teeth,”he offered by way of a response.

“Yeah,”I agreed, “but I’m the one who’ll be doing all the hard work. Pulling teeth isn’t as easy as it sounds, you know. Some will probably be really tough to take out on account of the strong roots and they’ll require some really intense yanking. Anyway, even without teeth, there are plenty of foods you can enjoy without chewing. Like soup and ice cream and porridge and soup and pudding. And soup. Sound good?”

“Not really,”he murmured.

So ended our dinner discussion and Eric was pretty much free and clear. Until I tried to drop the raw prawn in his pocket to save “for later“.

Pics: More Lulu, a sneak peek at the Kindred II Art Department package.

PG-15 writes: “1. Harmony: is it the episode filling the last empty slot? 2. You mentioned breaking the Shep-on-Earth story next week, but I thought you guys have already spun it out, or at least broken it already? 3. So, Martin Gero is doing “Harmony”? Wow, so he’s writing his “Three’s Company” episode, the JF-pitched story, AND Harmony? He’s going to be busy.”

Answers: 1. Yes, Harmony takes the last empty episode slot. 2. We started spinning the story but took a break to work on Harmony, then will switch gears again to work on the Sheppard on Earth story next week. 3. Martin was writing the Sheppard on Earth story but, having finished Trio (formerly Three’s Company), he will start on Harmony while Alan McCullough assumes writing duties on the JF-inspired eppy.

Promogirl writes: “You mentioned in a previous blog that Carter would come face to face with a Wraith. Can you tell us in what episode that will occur?”

Answer: Do you mean an actual face to face rather than an encounter? If so, then The Seer is your episode.

Anonymous #1 writes: “i don’t think anyones ever asked, but do you play any videogames, or own any game systems like PS3, PS2 etc?”

Answer: I own a PS2 but haven’t played in ages as I’ve been more focused on work, blog, and reading.

Erin Anderson writes: “Have you ever read Stephen King’s Dark Tower series?”

Answer: Nope. Any good?

Toni writes: “ I’m pretty sure I remember you mentioning you jog, correct? I’ve been thinking about taking it up, but I worry about the impact on the knees. Do you have any problems with that?”

Answer: No knee problems on my end. However, if this is a concern for you, might I suggest your using the elliptical trainer instead?

Wolfen writes: “Speaking of which, I second the wish someone had yesterday for some good McShep — er, McKay/Sheppard friendship moments, of the not-nearly-so-snarky, plenty-angsty variety.”

Answer: Millers Crossing.

Anonymous #2 writes: “You already said that you weren’t going to deal with Sam’s love life on atlantis.”

Answer: That’s right. We will not be dealing with Sam’s love life on Atlantis. However, a passing mention of her personal life during a candid moment is another matter.

Anonymous #3 writes: “I was wondering, could you please tell me who wrote the teen Stargate SG1 piece in the 200th episode? And the bit where Sam/Jack were going to get married?”

Answer: Robert Cooper wrote the teen SG-1 piece. As for the wedding, I believe that was Brad Wright.

Anonymous #3 writes: “The SDJ was all about Daniel Jackson and many from that campaign have nothing now to do with the lot over at a certain delphi forum whose lives seem to revolve around the bashing of Sam Carter.”

Answer: I stand corrected although, in all fairness, they still do use the old SDJ url.

Smiley Face06: “ Do you have a favorite football team?”

Answer: Need you even ask? Go Raiders!

FargateOne a ecrit: “Alors dites-moi que vous avez vu le film RATATOUILLE?”

Reponse: Pas encore.

Anonymous #4 writes: “awwww Joe!!!!! You didn’t post my reply to Farscape Fan’s post telling me to frell off – why not?? “

Answer: In this case, the comment was mistakenly deleted.

Linzi writes: “Just because one article has that headline doesn’t make it true. Joe F. is leading man, and Carter heading over to Atlantis can’t change that. Unless, of course, Carter is having a sex change…I would take everything you read with a pinch of salt, I do. However, Carter coming to Atlantis needs to be publicised, or non hard core fans won’t know. So, I’m not concerned with Joe/Shep being usurped at all. Joe M has said what Sam’s role will be, and that the show is primarily about the team with lots of support from those around them, Carter included.”

Answer: Well said.

Vaberella writes: “Who is Matt? What does he do?!”

Answer: Matt is Jewel’s husband and a mighty fine actor himself.

Anonymous #5 writes: “I know you won’t post this one so between you, me and the gate post, if even your stalwart shippers are now seeing through your spinning just who is there left to fool?”

Answer: Who’s the wangry widdle anti-Carter sourpuss? You are you fwisky widdle whiner. Sooooo cuuuuuute!

93 thoughts on “August 3, 2007

  1. Well Joe, I’m glad my nervous ramblings yesterday didn’t keep you from answering my questions. Much thanks!

    You know, if Eric gets scarred for life when he grows up, I think he might just blame you. Hehe.

    So…is “Trio” the official name for the McKay-Carter-Keller ep? Or is it another lovable nickname like “Three’s Company”?

  2. The Dark Tower series is a fabolous seven book series. It doesn’t have a lot of the gory over the top kind of horror writing that you find in most of Stephen King’s other books (which tend to turn me off a bit), and has a bit of tongue in cheek humor that I really find amusing and keep me interested in the series. And the ending of the seventh book is just…well I don’t want to spoil it for you. I highly recommend checking it out. The Gunslinger is the first book.

  3. “Answer: Who’s the wangry widdle anti-Carter sourpuss? You are you fwisky widdle whiner. Sooooo cuuuuuute!”

    You know what’s cuter? That picture of Lulu getting on Yahoo. I’d be careful though, Joe. Once a dog gets a taste of surfing… they’ll never go back. You’ll always find them at your desk, trying to order dog biscuits or sniffing someone out on Facebook. Why, my Pom got so angry I wouldn’t let her use my laptop, she smacked it shut with her paw! Yes, best to keep an eye on that one…

    And speaking of pictures, you are OFFICIALLY my hero for posting a schematic of the infirmary! Okay, so it’s the Operating Room technically, but it’s still something! Also like seeing Keller’s office. Ancient beds? That sounds like fun! So we’ll see those in… Tabula Rasa?

    Now you’ve got me all interested in the architecture of each room. I might have to go back and watch some DVDs over the weekend. Oh. Darn.

  4. Hehe. All the widdle anti-Carters are cute.

    I usually stop questioning my nephew about girlfriends when he starts to cry in frustration.

    Another nephew (little emo guy) doesn’t mind it, so I make fun of him because his French Bulldog makes funny noises.

  5. Ack. Poker night. Started off crap… then hit a blinding run of luck and won loads… then lost it all.. *sigh*

    Too mucn whiskey… brain no workee no more. Please excuse hideouis spelling/typing. Gah.

    Nephews/nieces are such fun… one of my nieces is turning 16 soon and she works weekends as a waitress in a pub near her home… we like to go and eat there and be difficult customers! 😆

    So… is Trio definitely the agreed-upon name for Marty G’s Carter-Keller-McKay ep?

    Oh god, my typing is sooooo awful. I either need more whskey… or shouldn’t have drunk quite so much. Ooops.

    P.S. Je vous ai envoyé un petit cadueau de l’Europe.. c’est deja arrivé?

  6. Hiya Joe,
    You are horrible teasing that poor boy so mercilessly. I am glad Fondy gave you the stare of death.

    Thanks for the Lulu pictures. Are all the children playing nicely still? My black cat after 9 years has suddenly taken to hiss & growl at my other cat. They’ve been living together for 9 years now … I am thinking 10 year itch?

    Also on the comment below ….

    Anonymous #5 writes: “I know you won’t post this one so between you, me and the gate post, if even your stalwart shippers are now seeing through your spinning just who is there left to fool?”

    Answer: Who’s the wangry widdle anti-Carter sourpuss? You are you fwisky widdle whiner. Sooooo cuuuuuute!

    Ummm Joe, I am frightend. What?!

  7. Answer: I stand corrected although, in all fairness, they still do use the old SDJ url.

    Then stand corrected again. The delphi forum is just one of a number of sites linked to from the old SDJ campaign website.

  8. So, we’ve got “Duet” and now “Trio”. Oh, please, eventually work up to “Sextet” or “Octet”.

  9. A person would have to wonder why it bothers you so much that a group of fans who may or may not have been involved in something that happened 5 years ago don’t like Sam Carter. I mean really. So what?

  10. Thanks for the answer JM, I was just curious because you have more than one pic of him on your blog. ^_^

    JM have you had carribean food? What kind? And I’m not speaking about Jerk Chicken. ^_^

    Oh, is there any more news on things to look forward to about Ronon in the second half of the season? Any tid bits you can share? Pretty please!! ^_^

    By the way I can’t wait for Trio!!

  11. Dear Mr. Mallozzi,

    Sorry if my promise was temporary, but I just a few more questions. For now, just this one:

    How did you get to work for the Stargate franchise in the first place?

    Sincerely,

    Forrest

  12. Two dollars per tooth! that’s around a quid a pop…I used to get 10p for single and 20p for a double…boy did my local tooth fairy screw me over. 🙁

  13. Oh my! Am I the first commentor!? I don’t see anyone else yet…I feel mightly special!

    Yay!!!!!!!!!

    Ahem.

    I haven’t been here lately, I know. I am curious though. I know it’s been stated many a time that Sam will not be upstaging John (and I totally believe you!). However, does John as a character ever feel that? It going to enter the story in any way? Or is John pretty chill about the whole situation?

  14. Anonymous said…
    “A person would have to wonder why it bothers you so much that a group of fans who may or may not have been involved in something that happened 5 years ago don’t like Sam Carter. I mean really. So what?”

    in my opinion-

    when joe metioned the sdjers, he was only making sure that the fans reading his ‘carter’s love life hint’ would understand *who* the love interest was, without actually stating the character’s name. the sdjers do not like s/j ship, so mentioning that they would be upset was telling the fans *who*.

    i believe it was as simple as that.

    sally 😀

  15. Unfortunately, my nephew is only four so I have a few years to wait until I can torture him like that. Unless you count me hiding his Power Rangers. What? They were noisy…

    I was wondering if you could tell me whether we’ll get to find out if Lorne’s ATA gene is natural or articifial in season 4?

  16. Joe’s quote: “Answer: In this case, the comment was mistakenly deleted.”

    Nuts – that was a good post too. I’ll have to try and recreate it but thanks for checking on it Joe, mucho appreciado.

    Anony7of9 (new name -shortened it – too much to type every time).

  17. Many thanks for all the pics and tasty tidbits!

    You do realize that your nephew may one day be one of the people that determines the fate of their elders, don’t you? Slip him an extra 50 cents per tooth and he may think kindly of you in your dotage. Or not.

    How are the pugs taking Lulu going to work with Mommy while they go to daycare?

  18. Oh P-diddy wanted to know who does your drawings? The architect is always looking at the details.

    His comment “I don’t know why he posted those, but it’s cool that he did (yes, he doesn’t always sit next to me when I read your blog, so missed the previous ones)” …

    Oh and if you were even thinking of answering my earlier confused post about the “widdle anti-carter” comment, its’ good. I think I got it now. Poor ‘ol brain isn’t firing all the time.

  19. quote “A person would have to wonder why it bothers you so much that a group of fans who may or may not have been involved in something that happened 5 years ago don’t like Sam Carter. I mean really. So what?”

    Because they are infamous for their blind-hatred of the character and it often bleeds into them also berating the actress personally – they are a mean, immature, scary little group of whiners (and that’s putting it nicely).

    They claim to be Daniel/MS fans however they spend a huge amount of their time tearing down every aspect of the Carter character and the actress that plays her. They are very small-minded people.

    and just for clarity’s sake – Joe is absolutely correct – the website at issue is the one with the url of savedanieljackson – the page you get when you sign-on to that url is one that states SDJ and on that home page they have the list of most recent forums topics and if you click on one of those forum links you link directly to the Delphi Forums for Our Stargate – All Team All The Time and those forums are notorious for their mean-spritied, angry, hateful posts about Carter and AT.

    If the folks at SDJ and Solutions have such an issue with being tied to that particular forum perhaps you should remove the links that are on SDJ since THAT IS your home page and remove the direct links to the offending forum – otherwise, in my book, you condone and enable the very behviour you claim to want to distance yourselves from.

    Here’s just a most recent example of their antics with regard to AT and a best-actress nomination she got for a movie she did completley unrelated to Stargate: and I qoute “Her acting? That can be funny at times, especially when she does the DEOD”, (let it suffice to say that the reference to DEOD is an insult to AT as coined by these people) and this this partiucular thread just gets worse with the insults to AT. And the Mods there – what a joke. They claim not to allow personal attacks on the actors and actresses however the best the mod on this particualr thread comes up with is, and I qoute, “Ahem . . . Topic” with not a word for the personal attacks to stop (now mind you if stuff such as this were to be said about MS or CB or BB your post would not even see the light of day on that forum and if it did it woudl only be because they can then claim not to be biased and hypocritical however you would be crucifed by the mean-spirited losers posting there).

    Now I ask what on earth did Ms. Tapping do to this group – other than her job – to elicit such continued mean-spirited crap and about stuff completely unrelated to Stargate?

    Those related to SDJ claim to be insulted that Joe calls it SDJ – well it’s direclty linked – unlink it and distance yourselves and stop giving these mean-spirited, blindly jealous “people” a forum for their antics and maybe people will stop thinking SDJ is part of the problem.

    Jean

  20. Joe, I love reading your blog! Your conversation with your nephew had me laughing so hard- I felt like I was talking to my 15 yo son, Erich, and his 9 yo sister.

    GateStrider

  21. Reading about your conversation with your nephew reminds me of many conversations with my 15 year old son Erich. Enjoy it now because it gets even harder later ( but still oddly entertaining)

    Gate_Strider

  22. Lulu looks like such a character. I’m curious, are your lovely dogs spayed/neutered? And why/or why not?

  23. Joe…

    I might have missed this but is there a “real” name for that Flopsy Socksie episode or was the entire thing a joke and I missed the punchline?

    Mary Beth =)

  24. Should I buy a house, should I not buy a house? Should I buy an existing house, or should I build? These are the questions that I ponder.

    I have real estate commitment-phobia.

    All of that has nothing to do with your blog, but it is still of importance…at least to me.

    Carry on…

  25. Anonymous said…

    Answer: I stand corrected although, in all fairness, they still do use the old SDJ url.

    Then stand corrected again. The delphi forum is just one of a number of sites linked to from the old SDJ campaign website.

    I don’t think there’s any reason for Joe to “stand corrected” at all.

    A cursory review of SDJ website’s homepage showcases the “Our Stargate” forum and highlights the most recent posts in the from that forum as well as “Our Stargate” Exclusive content.

    It seems perfectly reasonable that someone would associate SDJ and OS as being one and the same, that OS is an extension of SDJ…or at the very least that they are strongly affiliated sites that are friendly toward each other’s goals and interests.

    MB

  26. Your poor nephew. The girlfriend thing was hilarious, but the tooth fairy thing was gold! You’re brilliant, Joe!

    By the by, I think choosing Lulu as Fondy’s store mascot was a really good idea. Lulu’s too cute for words!

    PS. The poster tube you signed for me? Your autograph sorta rubbed off. I’m going to have to hunt you down one of these days for a new autograph. *grin*

  27. Wolfen writes: “Speaking of which, I second the wish someone had yesterday for some good McShep — er, McKay/Sheppard friendship moments, of the not-nearly-so-snarky, plenty-angsty variety.”

    Answer: Millers Crossing.

    *Squeeee!!* I hoped as much. 🙂 (Although I confess that the possible *reason* for the moment makes me nervous, after a q someone asked here a little while back …) Thanks for replying (especially when I didn’t even pose it as a question! *Grin*) Looking forward to that (potential?) S/J mention …

    Heh, you remind me all to well of one of my own uncles, one with an equally mischievous sense of humour. He even conned me into eating a lemon when I was four — McKay would say he was trying to kill me!

    Belated thanks for the Shanks photo. Such cute puppy pics today! 🙂

  28. Joe, Lulu is just so cute!! Though I admit, I’d never let any animal near my laptop. That’s very brave of you.

    Also, you are incredibly mean to your nephew. In the background, I can hear my own family applauding you, however. It’s a family initiation rite to be teased about possible girl/boy friends. Personally, I’ve never been a fan. Maybe when my cousins are old enough for me to pester them.

    So, reading your blog has inspired me. While I’ll never be a food critic (I’m a bit too picky), I can’t help but ‘oo’ and ‘aw’ over certain culinary creations (hey, the Food Network is one great channel). And in light of you being my food muse, I felt I should share this lovely desert I partook of last week. I imagine you would enjoy it. The chocolate cake is to die for–and I don’t even like cake–plus the drizzles of pear and raspberry sauce countered the heavy chocolate for a great taste.

    http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/NellyNell_Sportsfan36/?action=view&current=random006.jpg

  29. Ahhhh, cute puppy pics again!!! My day is ending well. 🙂

    Interesting your puppy was surfing, but not the kind of surfing I thought she’d be doing when you mentioned before that French Bulldogs like to surf. Hmmmm…maybe I should check out this Inter-thingy even dogs seem to know about! ;P

    Great pics of the various set locations. Probably a lot of whumpers will be using the infirmary set for their whumpy manips. “Insert Shep Here” and such, pointing at a bed, or beside the bed, where he fell. (You take such good care of all of the fans!)

    Teasing nephews can be so much fun! Can’t believe he didn’t go for the money – heck, soup is always good! Maybe you should’ve told him about false teeth and how he could get monster teeth to scare his sister?

    Gotta go walk the dogs. No, that’s not a metaphor.

    Take care, eh?

    Jill_Ion

  30. Anonymous wrote:

    A person would have to wonder why it bothers you so much that a group of fans who may or may not have been involved in something that happened 5 years ago don’t like Sam Carter. I mean really. So what?

    Oh, I don’t think Joe cares so much. It seems more a game with him. He likes to yank chains, I think, and some fans play right into it.

    That a group of fans don’t like Sam Carter isn’t bothersome; that they don’t care for Amanda’s acting isn’t bothersome. What is pretty funny, I think, (and very telling) is that ever since the news came out that Carter was going to Atlantis, said group of fans have been voicing their displeasure over and over, saying how horrible it is; that Carter will ruin Atlantis, be the downfall of the show, suck the life out of it, destroy every other relationship, as well as saying some very petty things about Amanda. They simply could barely talk about anything else. Really, reading it is utterly mindboggling (and good for a laugh)

    And yet now several in the group (the loudest complainers) are saying (in response to Joe’s comment) that they don’t care what happens on SGA since many of them don’t watch it; they don’t care about Sam, or S/J ship, since SG-1 is effectively over. They have better things to do with their time, etc.

    It’s pretty funny.

  31. I’ve watched a few interviews where David Hewlett does impersonations of Mr. Flanigan – Are these a impersonations a common occurance for Mr. Hewlett? Does he impersonate any one else on set? It was quite amusing in the interviews I’ve watched, and they were pretty spot on. XD

  32. I’m just curious as to whether we’ll be seeing any gay, lesbian, or bisexual characters on Atlantis anytime soon. I’m not asking for a huge romantic storyline or making out in the commisary or for one of the regulars to start showing rainbow pride, but a brief mention of Chuck’s boyfriend or Miko’s partner would be much appreciated.

    I loved the casual way in which Sheppard asked if Ronon was seeing a man in “Trinity” and the “make out and get it over with” moment in “First Strike”. Little moments like that make the show feel a lot more real to me.

  33. Hi Joe:

    Anonymous #4 writes: “awwww Joe!!!!! You didn’t post my reply to Farscape Fan’s post telling me to frell off – why not?? “

    Answer: In this case, the comment was mistakenly deleted.

    My faith has been sorely shaken. You mean you are not perfect?
    Question: Do you believe in nepotism?

    Patricia

  34. Hi Joe!
    Will there be Teyla and Ronon centric episode in the second half of season 4? Will Rachel Luttrell be in every episode? Sometimes I feel that they are only secondary characters like Zelenka or Lorne next to McKay and Sheppard. I would like to see more character development for them. 🙂

  35. Now that we know why Claudia Black has not been doing additional appearances in the public light for the last year I wonder if Farscapefan, Kalliope, Truskwaka (or whatever handle she is masquerading as today) will be publicly apologising to all the people she insulted and called names and carried on cranky with? Probably not, unfortunately a very tiny portion of fans do come from the lunatic fringe and expecting them to act like mature adults is a totally wasted endeavour.

    Anonymous The Third

  36. Jean wrote:
    Now I ask what on earth did Ms. Tapping do to this group – other than her job – to elicit such continued mean-spirited crap and about stuff completely unrelated to Stargate?

    In reality, nothing, but (in their mind) she gets more interviews than MS, gets pictured more prominently on magazine covers than MS does, gets more PR than MS does and in their opinion Carter is responsible for destroying the Jack/Daniel friendship/relationship. And they think MS is a far better actor than Amanda, so there’s jealously and resentment toward Amanda for getting attention they feel Michael deserves.

    In the minds of some of the OSers, Amanda should have known her place and said no when the PTB started to showcase Carter, should have stood up for the integrity of her character (according to the OS definition of integrity) and refused to do the ‘ship’ stuff, and realized that her character was only a supporting character that could never equal the importance of Daniel Jackson and that she personally could never begin to imagine being as good of an actor as MS is.

    That’s what they have against AT.

    Bashing Sam Carter as a character is fine and to me understandable, since I’m not a Carter fan. But crossing that line and saying personal mean-spirited, petty things about an actor is pretty juvenile and low-rent behavior.

    I’m a Daniel fan and I’d like to say that the OS forum is not representative of Daniel fans in general. Sam Carter gets “bashed” on GateWorld by some as well – there are people who don’t like the character/people who don’t want Carter on “Atlantis and they’re free to speak their minds, but the personal attacks on Amanda (or other actors) are simply not allowed there. And that’s how it should be IMO.

  37. Great blog Joe! Are you always like that with your Niece? Or little kids in general? haha

    Your blogs keep cracking me up!

    Atlantis sounds like its pretty much close to the end of filming season 4. I cant wait till it screens on tv. Any idea when that will be?

  38. Hey Joe,
    Thanks for the great pics and Comicon literature. You are so bad to your nephew. You remind me of my older cousin who is such a tease. When we were young he tried to get me to kiss another cousin who was/is very creepy. Needless to say, I passed! He laughed his head off during the whole thing, of course!!!

  39. Hey Joe, I had a picture request.

    In the season 2 episode Conversion there is a long tunnel-like corridor that Ronon and Sheppard run down. If that set is still around (it’s likely not, but never know) is there anyway you could take a picture standing at one end facing the other?

  40. joe,

    did you really have to torture your 9 year old nephew?! he probably thinks of you now as the crazy, mad uncle!! not far from the truth, eh? LOL

  41. On the plan for the gear room, I noticed you had a note for the props department about a weapon called “fish sticks”. What are those?

    Oh, and does your nephew think you’re crazy or does he just not like talking?

  42. You are an evil man, torturing your nephew like that. Just evil! And when he’s doing the same to his nephew in the future, he’ll remember that it’s because you did it to him. Break the cycle, Joe!

    By the way, I finally got my Season 10 DVD and sat down to watch the 200th feature. Did I see you in…gasp…jeans?!

  43. I need ideas for something I’m trying to put together so would be grateful for your input if you have a moment:

    What do you think would physically happen to the human body when someone time travels/warps space? I’m looking for an answer in terms of biology.

    Thank you for your help. 😛

  44. Uber said: “I don’t think there’s any reason for Joe to “stand corrected” at all.”

    Even though it wasn’t my post that you were quoting I would like to respond. I have posted on Joe’s blog since the begining. I’m a huge Sam AND Daniel fan. When he mentioned SDJ my heart sunk.

    Even though I started watching Stargate at the end of season 7, I’m very aware that SDJ was all about bringing Daniel/Michael back to the show. By saying SDJ instead of OS it gives the impression (at least to me) that Joe is anti All Daniel fans, and maybe anti Daniel too since SDJ was all about bringing Daniel back.

    Sorry Uber. Usually nothing bothers me, however I’m getting the impression that fans aren’t allowed to like Daniel AND Sam…and I find that very sad.

  45. About your August 2 entry:

    Steven Culp will guest star on SGA? Woohoo! I’ve only seen him on JAG, and I liked him a lot as Clayton Webb. Looking forward to seeing him on SGA (hopefully in a recurring role).

    A bruised and bloodied Shep? Oh my!
    You know how to make this Shep whump fangirl happy ^_^

  46. Hi Joe, since you have all but confirmed that John’s doppelganger will be the father of Teyla’s baby, can you assure us that their relationship will become canon in season 4?

    It is so exciting that you are choosing to confirm what some of us have known all along. Can’t wait to hear the patter of little feet in the city.

  47. Hi Joe,

    FargateOne and me are still waiting for your answer about what season 10’s episode would would have done (or deserved to be) a good feature film (FargateOne also asked you about season 2 of Atlantis’ episodes). Personally I think that extended Memento Mori would have done really great indie movie.

  48. Then stand corrected again. The delphi forum is just one of a number of sites linked to from the old SDJ campaign website.

    Oh, please. The owners of the current SDJ URL are either the same people or bestest girlfriends with the owner and moderators of OS. It’s all of a piece.

    Many SDJ participants moved on to other places after the campaign ended and OS took its negative, spiteful, paranoid turn.

    The SG-1 Solutions site was born of that split and has nothing to do with SDJ or OS other than maintaining a link to SDJ for history’s sake.

    The current SDJ site and its forum OS should not be taken as representative of the campaign that ended with Daniel’s return nearly 5 years ago. Sad but true.

  49. thanks for the art department pics…… they are great! How big are the studios you use?

  50. Aw sweet puppy.
    my ass and my brain are numb (yes there IS a difference!) from 7 hours driving.
    I’m just through The Gunslinger and about to start book two but I want to finish the Songs of Ice and Fire first

  51. Joe, Over the last several months you’ve been asked questions about different characters making a guest appearance on SGA in season 4. Someone asked about Ben and Claudia and you said no. Someone asked about Jack and you said no. Someone asked about Jonas and you said no. Someone asked about Landry and you said no.

    I’ve noticed that you’ve been asked numerous times from different fans regarding Daniel. You gave the answer IP (it’s possible). You were saying that it was possible even while you were on hiatus stating that nothing had changed. Now that you’ve been back from hiatus I’ve noticed that you haven’t responded to any questions about Daniel doing a guest spot this coming year. Is that because it’s still possible? Are you in a position yet to tell the fans a more definite answer? When you say it’s possible for Daniel, but give definite no answers for the others, it makes me think that the chances are very high.

  52. Anonymous wrote:
    Sorry Uber. Usually nothing bothers me, however I’m getting the impression that fans aren’t allowed to like Daniel AND Sam…and I find that very sad.
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    These kinds of statements puzzle me to no end. Who is not allowing you to like both Daniel and Sam? Is there really someone out there who can prevent you from liking both Daniel and Sam? Really, why play the victim?

    Joe’s comment had nothing to do with not liking Daniel or him not wanting fans to like Daniel. It was a comment about the behavior of some of the more ardent Daniel fans. And he used the term SDJ instead of OS.

    If *you* actually think someone has control over you to the extent that they aren’t going to allow you to like both Sam and Daniel, then I think *that’s sad.

  53. [quote]Answer: I stand corrected although, in all fairness, they still do use the old SDJ url.[/quote]

    I believe the same people who own the delphi forum also own the SDJ url so it makes perfect sense that they would use it to their own benefit without a single regard to the fact that they are not the SDJ and that so many of us consider them to be a horrible blight on the good name of the SDJ and fans who wanted to bring back Michael Shanks/Daniel Jackson.

    It’s no surprise that they sse it to hang onto what they consider to be their former glory and achievement even if they are more or less riding on the coat tails of every honest, true and sincere Daniel fan who actually showed honest support of the character and worked hard to get him back.

    My only ideal wish is to put forth that the SDJ was a campaign of many fans and many voices. We stand in shame at the behavior of those blighted few who now ride on our coat tails and pretend they were the sole reason for success and insist on using that ‘glory’ to make fools of themselves in the fandom or in attempt to continue to draw attention to themselves lest they slip into the obscurity they are so terrified of.

    We stand in shame at their constantly spinning one falsehood after another and that they still present themselves as a horrible blight on the name of SDJ. We stand in shame that they hide behind Michael Shanks’ and his name to sling mud, trash and lies about Amanda Tapping and the producers of the Stargate Franchise.

    So I ask, please call them for what they are which is the OS group.

    True and honest Daniel Jackson fans have nothing to do with their unreasonable hatred of Amanda Tapping and their childish behavior under the pretense of being supportive of Michael Shanks.

    We that are the real fans, true fans of Michael Shanks/Daniel Jackson and the ones that really wanted him back on the show know that there is no need to tear down another person/character in order to make him look good. He and his work as an actor show that he has strength of talent all on their own.

  54. Aren’t nephews fun? I have two. One I harass on MySpace, leaving comments on his page saying things like, “Does your mother know you’re up this late?” The other actually calls me up voluntarily to receive his abuse. As long as I continue to make tie-dyes for them and take them on roller coasters, they seem to be willing to put up with me.

  55. hello joe!

    thanks for the cool blog – love reading it for the great writings, chocolate updates and spoilers here and there!

    Also, I love that you have dogs! Congrats on Lulu…you haven’t lived until you have at least 4 dogs…a perfect number I think…since I’ve tried 6 and that was crazyness – especially since they were all golden retrievers!

    S

  56. Joe, you’re such a mean uncle;)

    Wow, I said before I didn’t understand why Daniel’s fans would care about Sam’s love life but after reading about SDJ, OS, and boards full with crazy people I am so relieved that my involvement with fandom started a couple years ago with a small yet very safe corner of LJ where everybody is quite sane and play well with each other.

    I love Sam and AT, she’s my favorite character and I can’t wait to watch Atlantis next month so thank you so much for getting her there,and please keep up the mocking at Sam/AT-bashers;)

    Any good spam in your inbox lately?;)

  57. (1) your dogs are illegally cute

    (2) I really enjoyed your comments at the SGA panel at ComicCon – you are even funnier in person!

    (3) Thanks for reminding me that I don’t hate Carter. The widdle whiners seem to have infiltrated everywhere and I find myself thinking that hating Sam is the default fandom setting – of course that’s far from the case. And I find it hilarious that the same people who complain that there are no strong female characters on TV are often the same ones who lead the shouting against Carter.

    While I’ll miss the Weir/Sheppard/McKay command dynamic, I think the Carter/Sheppard/McKay dynamic is really promising from both a dramatic and comic standpoint. Good grief that sounded pompous – bottom line, I’m happy to wait and see what you guys do. Of course, I don’t want to wait TOO long!

  58. Farscapefan said…
    Hi Joe,

    FargateOne and me are still waiting for your answer about what season 10’s episode would would have done (or deserved to be) a good feature film (FargateOne also asked you about season 2 of Atlantis’ episodes). Personally I think that extended Memento Mori would have done really great indie movie.”

    OMG – I was right again!! How frelling predictable and what a freakin’ surprise you would pick mm – 42 minutes of vala/vaniel – what a freakin’ joke!!!

    I know, I know, I’m frellin off and right after that I’m going to straight to hell . . . .

    Anony7of9
    (that would also be known as “coward”) oh and BTW FSFan, just in case you haven’t been paying attention to anything on Joe’s blog beyond the vala/vaniel stuff, I remain anony7of9 because several weeks ago one brave soul tried to out me by saying they knew who I was and that Gateworld should reign me in. Well I have not been to GW in months now and I challenged that oh-so-smug poster to go ahead and ID me – my motto is if you are going to claim to call someone out at least have the guts to go ahead and call them out all the way.

    Alas I am still waiting, that oh-so-smug poster has yet to identify me even after I made it easy for them to track my posts here by naming myself Anonymous7of9 (a/k/a Anony7of9).

  59. Starbright wrote:

    And yet now several in the group (the loudest complainers) are saying (in response to Joe’s comment) that they don’t care what happens on SGA since many of them don’t watch it; they don’t care about Sam, or S/J ship, since SG-1 is effectively over. They have better things to do with their time, etc.

    It seems they don’t care about it SOO much that they have over 150 posts dedicated to letting everyone know they don’t care what happens on Atlantis, and they don’t care about Sam or S/J ship and they don’t care about Joe and his blog.

    I think it’s nice that they really want us to know how much they don’t care.

    Okay Joe, since this is your blog … here’s a question for you:

    Since Harmony is the final ep, is it being written as if there will be a season 5 – i.e. with a cliffhanger ending or will all the loose ends be tied up?

    SueS – a Daniel fan, banned from the OS – and proud of it.

  60. You’re and evil uncle…all of us have one. Mine gave me chrome polish for my birthday when I had braces. LOL but you will be their favorite unlce so keep up the good humor.

    Your Lulu is so talented! My dog didn’t learn to use the lap top till she was….well she’s 10 and still doesn’t know how! HA

    Cheese, Erin

  61. anonymous said…

    Even though it wasn’t my post that you were quoting I would like to respond. I have posted on Joe’s blog since the begining. I’m a huge Sam AND Daniel fan. When he mentioned SDJ my heart sunk.

    Even though I started watching Stargate at the end of season 7, I’m very aware that SDJ was all about bringing Daniel/Michael back to the show. By saying SDJ instead of OS it gives the impression (at least to me) that Joe is anti All Daniel fans, and maybe anti Daniel too since SDJ was all about bringing Daniel back.

    Aw. I’m sorry you feel that way. I can’t speak for Joe personally but I doubt very, very strongly that Joe is either anti-Daniel fan or anti-Daniel.

    I wasn’t around gate fandom back then…I was just an average, everyday dedicated tv viewer with no clue about what fan issues erupted online. I’m one of those people who warmed up to Jonas but was happy Daniel was back, i.e., liked them both.

    My understanding through second hand sources was that the campaign itself took a dark turn somewhere along the way and lines were blurred.

    I know people who were involved with SDJ but became disillusioned with how the attitudes shifted, becoming more didactic and divisive.

    The fact that SDJ’s site continues its association with OS is very telling in that regard; apparently they see nothing wrong with OS’s SOP.

    Sorry Uber. Usually nothing bothers me, however I’m getting the impression that fans aren’t allowed to like Daniel AND Sam…and I find that very sad.

    No it’s okay…I see what you’re saying and understand why you’d feel that way but please know that this is a sentiment born of the more radical sects of fandom and is not real.

    Using my experience as an example, I like Jonas, and Daniel, and Vala and Weir. And I’m a Carter fan. In some circles, I’m not even acknowledged as existing because people like to compartmentalize. I have friends who have their own variations of interests…some don’t have a favorite character at all and just love the shows…and that’s fine too.

    But to clarify, the mindset that I believe Joe was targeting was a very specific sect of people within fandom. The fact that you identify yourself as liking both Sam and Daniel pretty much negates the possibility that you’d share their mindset but just for fun, here’s a test to see if you do. Yes or No:

    1. Do you feel Amanda Tapping is an untalented, middle age actress who steals glory and attention away from your favorite actor and are compelled to badmouth her at any and every opportunity possible?

    2. Do you feel Carter is a waste of space…a supporting character who doesn’t recognize her place is to draw attention to Daniel, the heart and soul of the show?

    3. Do you refer to ship between Jack and Sam as the red herring or as Spam n’ Sir, which steals time and attention away from Daniel?

    4. Do you think Sam’s delusional and obsessed stalker who has juvenile feelings for someone (Jack) who obviously doesn’t care for her at all?

    5. Do you believe Sam and ship are the reasons Janet died in Heroes?

    If you said “no” to most or all of the above questions or are surprised by them because yes, that is how they feel over there, then you’re not who he was addressing.

    But I understand where you’re coming from. It’s tough when fan groups want to label you and impose various rules as to who and what you should or shouldn’t like. My advice…if you’re interested that is…is to carve your own niche and like or dislike whatever you want…and who cares what others think.

    But I truly do not believe Joe is anti-Daniel fan or anti-Daniel…but I’ll let him answer for himself or quote me if I said anything remotely useful on the topic. 😉

    MB

  62. We stand in shame at their constantly spinning one falsehood after another and that they still present themselves as a horrible blight on the name of SDJ. We stand in shame that they hide behind Michael Shanks’ and his name to sling mud, trash and lies about Amanda Tapping and the producers of the Stargate Franchise.

    So I ask, please call them for what they are which is the OS group.

    Very well said and thanks for pointing out the differences between the two groups.

    What strikes me is this: OS mods have said that OS was formed in the first place because they were getting all sorts of abuse from other people when they mentioned that they missed Daniel. So they wanted to form their own safe haven where they could talk about their favorite character without being told to shut or be driven away. That’s fine.

    The irony now is that if one posts something positive about Sam (while not saying anything at all negative about Daniel), or if one comments on the mud slinging they engage in toward the actress/AT, they will respond in a very negative manner, full of sarcasm and verbal abuse. Almost everyone who actually liked Sam (and liked Daniel as well) has left that forum because of their behavior.

    They now have become exactly what they didn’t like about the forum from which they broke away.

  63. Lord Joe of Mallozzi-on-Chocolate-Fountain, I beareth a message from the fans of the whumpage and thunkage persuation.

    For ye are wise, and thou knowest how ’tis done to pleaseth the fans. Thus, ye shall knowest what these whumpum-thunkers truly wanteth. They are in needeth of much wisdom in the form of shirtless Shep baring his bewhiskered frontage, for it shall bring much joy to the kingdom of Thunkentry.

    From those inhabiting the great city of Whumper-ville-on-Characters-and-Relationships-forum, it is the need for a great many thrashings, bashings, and nashings of the form of Shep that the residents prayeth for, and, even though thou has delivered plentifully, they do still cryeth for more, for they areeth a ravenous herd capable of many egregious things when angered. Ye shall do best to comply, as it is told that the great Whump city has an army rivaling that of the legendary David, Duke of Hewletton, of whom I am a servant. I implore you to follow the commands of these terrible beasts of burden; thou shall not regretest thy decision if thou makest it.

    May the Force be with you.

  64. Anonymous said: “If *you* actually think that someone has control over you to the extent that they aren’t going to allow you to like both Sam and Daniel, then I think *that’s sad.”

    I apologize. What I meant to say was that it seems like because I’m a huge Daniel fan *some* Sam fans don’t believe that I’m also a huge Sam fan too. I’ve noticed that alot on Gateworld the most. That is what I find sad. I shouldn’t have to prove it. No matter what, Michael and Amanda will always be my favorites and NOBODY can change that. It’s now on Joe’s blog too. Again we get the Daniel fans vs Sam fans. I guess I was just hoping that I could come here and talk to Joe without seeing it here too. Apparently not.

  65. *waves*

    I understandeth that ‘The chosen one’ has requested for doth assistance with the ‘quest’ and the whumpage for the heroic one. If I may sayeth this to you sire, please grant him that request, so that this fair maiden can stop riding roughshod over the minions and walk amongst the normal folk. I will then besiege you my liege with all the wonders of the world (that’s dark chocolate, 70% naturally btw) 😛 Hehehe

    *hugs*

  66. Hey joey-poo,

    we all (well most of us) know that the stargate sg:1 theme tune has lyrics to it, my question is does the stargate atlantis theme tune have lyrics as well?……..um…i think you should really jujust ignore me as i have has abit to drink as i;m on my 6th can of strongbow!! (i’m a lightweight!!) loln

    Keep the fdaith,

    kady

  67. Will SGA ever do an episode like SG-1’s “Holiday”? I’m not normally one for re-hashing old plot-lines but I totally want to see if Joe Flangian is capable of talking as fast as David Hewlett.

  68. 1.is jewel’s husband really an actor? 2.is he by chance going to guest star in future atlantis episodes? 3.You mentioned thats it would be up to rachel if she wanted to finish the season since she’s pregnate, has she decided to stay home until the baby’s due or do some work, (the amount she can do since shes pregnate)? What was it like seeing all those fans at the Comic Con supporting the show?

  69. Bonjour M. Mallozzi,

    J’espère que vous avez bien récupéré depuis la Comic Con 2007.
    J’aimerais savoir combien de temps faut-il pour obetenir un épisode de SGA complet (écriture du scénario, tournage, montage…) ?

  70. Whoah! The Stargate on the art package as ten chevrons. Is that indicative of a future development, or just a flub?

    I took a look at the OS site this morning and, while there were a few level-minded fans, I saw mostly crazies.

    I know I already asked, but I’ll ask one more time and then never again (I don’t want to get TOO annoying)… Since Continuum is coming out around this time next year, around the time SGA season 5 comes out, yet takes place before SGA season 4, will each SG-1 movie be a year behind, or will one jump ahead?

    Thanks Joe! Your puppies are cute as something else equally as cute. Yeah, wrap your head around that one.

  71. teyla’sangel said…
    Hi Joe, since you have all but confirmed that John’s doppelganger will be the father of Teyla’s baby, can you assure us that their relationship will become canon in season 4?

    Uhhhh.. what? Are we reading the same blog? Cos unless I’ve had some hitherto unsuspected brain injury and lost a few chunks of memory (or scrambled my remaining brain cells beyond repair with the whiskey last night- p.s. my apologies for my previous drunken post, Joe.. though I’m somewhat surprised and bewildered to find that I can apparently type much better in French than in English whilst under the influence!!), I don’t recall seeing anything of the kind confirmed – or “all but confirmed” – in here??

    Anyone? Or am I alone in my confusion?

  72. Steven Culp? I bet he’ll be good. Especially if he’s the bad guy of the week!

    Are there any other special guest stars you can share with us for season 4?

  73. I assume Joe you aren’t reading the SGA boards to see how pissed we all are about Sam and Amanda coming to Atlantis. You are trying to throw everyone off the track by once again tossing the Sam and Jack fans a bone and then pointing to another forum to say it’s all there fault?

    You really don’t want to admit the true SGA fans don’t want Sam or Amanda within an inch of our show, do you?

  74. Oh my.. PG15… my dear, dear boy… I’m afraid you have completely lost the plot at this point. It must be all that flocking-sniffing you’ve been doing.. I really think an intervention is needed, for your own safety…

    See what you’re responsible for, Joe? Another promising young life turned astray by the seductive powers of the flocking you so casually bestowed…. 😀

  75. True SGA 4Ever said…
    You really don’t want to admit the true SGA fans don’t want Sam or Amanda within an inch of our show, do you?

    So then.. what does one have to do to qualify as a “true SGA fan”? Is there some kind of a test? Do you get a medal or a certificate or something to confirm your hallowed status as true fan?

    Cos, honestly, based on the behaviour of the people who you generally see bandying about the phrase “true fan”, the primary requirement seems to be to have a completely polarised viewpoint and to bitch and whine about anything that doesn’t fit in with that particular viewpoint. In which case, count me as glad not to be a “true fan”. 🙂

  76. *waves*

    I’m back again.. Sorry, you know the story. 😉

    The simpleton called True SGA 4Ever said…
    I assume Joe you aren’t reading the SGA boards to see how pissed we all are about Sam and Amanda coming to Atlantis. You are trying to throw everyone off the track by once again tossing the Sam and Jack fans a bone and then pointing to another forum to say it’s all there fault?

    You really don’t want to admit the true SGA fans don’t want Sam or Amanda within an inch of our show, do you?

    A true fan? Oh my goodness me, that made me giggle. Where do you people come up with this crap? lol. Is there a book with all this stuff, because omg i’ve gotta get me one of them, just for the humour value.

    Cheeky

  77. Thank you so much Uber for such an excellent response. I can’t tell you how much it’s appreciated. I have been a fan of Sam and Daniel since the second episode I saw at the end of season 7 (“Heroes Two”). I went out and bought most of the seasons. Because of the great job (IMO) that Amanda and Michael have done bringing two great characters to life, I will follow both of their careers wherever it takes them.

    Your post made me feel so much better. Thanks again. (((Hugs)))

  78. Anonymous said:
    I apologize. What I meant to say was that it seems like because I’m a huge Daniel fan *some* Sam fans don’t believe that I’m also a huge Sam fan too. I’ve noticed that alot on Gateworld the most. That is what I find sad. I shouldn’t have to prove it. No matter what, Michael and Amanda will always be my favorites and NOBODY can change that. It’s now on Joe’s blog too. Again we get the Daniel fans vs Sam fans. I guess I was just hoping that I could come here and talk to Joe without seeing it here too. Apparently not.

    Psst. Between you and me…don’t take it seriously. Fact of the matter is that there simply are some wingnuts in every group. And in the case of fandom, some fans are way into projection and actually in a way live vicariously through these characters. If their favorite character is popular it somehow validates them as a person. Some fans put the actors on a pedestal and see them as minor deities. A percentage of these fans are way, way outside the norm with their behavior. And as if often the case, they tend to be the most vocal.

    Like who you like, find your own niche and ignore the rest of the fans who can’t accept that there actually are people who like both Sam and Daniel. I’m like them both myself.

  79. The dogs are so adorable.
    Now that I know about your chocolate addiction, I guess I’ll need to find your mailing info so I can send you Wilbur Buds. Heh. (Any preference – milk or dark?) And if I can finagle a way, maybe even send you some South Carolina BBQ since Desi’s so selfish and won’t deliver it to you in person. 😉

    By the way, you must be one of the coolest uncles EVER. And by that I mean mentally deranged, which your nephew can attest to. YAY Joe! *\o/*
    —–}-@
    Kris

  80. bonjour je passe faire un coucou peux tu me dire comment s’appelle ton petit chien noir (french bouldog) il est trop trop mignon surtout sur l’ordinateur lol

    bisous and VIVE STARGATE ATLANTIS
    I LOVE THIS SERIE IT’S MY FAVORITE TV SHOW

  81. Hopefully it has been made clear by other posters that a great number of Daniel fans who participated in the SDJ campaign to bring him back to the show have nothing to do with the current OS forum today.

    I think people get uncomfortable with using the “SDJ” instead of “OS” because it sort of labels all the Daniel fans who did write letters, etc. Not on purpose or anything. It just seems that all MS fans, Daniel fans or J/D slashers get throw into the same lot. It was very hard to be a Daniel/MS fan for a while in this fandom.

    Obviously, not all Daniel fans beat up on Amanda. Only a few very vocal ones. On their own forum. That no one has to go visit if they don’t want to read what they say. The less attention they get the better, I say. YMMV.

    Not all slashers hate Sam either. There are a number of slash fics out there that have Sam acting as “Grace” to Daniel’s “Will.” 😉

    That’s all. Thanks for listening.

  82. Obviously, not all Daniel fans beat up on Amanda. Only a few very vocal ones. On their own forum. That no one has to go visit if they don’t want to read what they say. The less attention they get the better, I say. YMMV.

    Very true. No one is forcing anyone to visit the forum. Let them rant. I think the rantings pretty much give people a look into the mentality. I do visit occasionally just to laugh at the rhetoric. Oober was dead on when she listed their talking points. Pretty funny.

  83. UbertheBNFwannabe said:I wasn’t around gate fandom back then…I was just an average, everyday dedicated tv viewer with no clue about what fan issues erupted online.

    Er, so why are you inflicting your opinion on us about it then? If you weren’t there then anything you think you know is second hand information, particularly the nonsense about “taking a dark turn” whatever the heck that’s supposed to mean. Because the final pre-return ad was black, perhaps? Whatever any of the erstwhile members of the SDJ group did or do for their own fannish enjoyment, the campaign itself was little different to any other fan campaign before or since, except of course it was successful. “SDJ” ran a website, created and published ads, posted letters for non US fans and on the odd occasion was interviewed by the media. That’s it. Period. Perhaps you should have a think about what anyone who tries to convince you that SDJ was the source of all evil has as their agenda before you go around perpetuating a bunch of lies.

    In fact, instead of spending time haunting blogs and forums bad mouthing other fans or padding out your own forum with thousands of non posting “members” you would be much better served taking a closer look at how fan groups like SDJ, Save Carson Beckett and David Hewlett’s group of Dog’s Breakfast supporters have used their ingenuity and talents to gain publicity for a project they are passionate about. Sanctuary looks like it needs all the help it can get.

    I know people who were involved with SDJ

    You might think you do but frankly there would have to have been at least four times as many people actively involved in that campaign if all the folks who now claim to have been a part of it could be believed.

  84. It seems they don’t care about it SOO much that they have over 150 posts dedicated to letting everyone know they don’t care what happens on Atlantis, and they don’t care about Sam or S/J ship and they don’t care about Joe and his blog.

    You mean like all of the many, many posts here about that terrible place OS and how much you don’t like it? Trust me in OS terms 150 is just a little chatter, we’re a talkative bunch. There’s about that many posts about the new Harry Potter book, which I personally couldn’t give a toss about, five times as many posts about a film of Shanks’ we haven’t even seen yet (and if he got his way we never would) and several hundred about what people had for supper last night. Don’t make the mistake of believing this week’s source of mirth is anything more than a time passer until more interesting subjects arise, such as Rage of Angels, Ark of Truth or (sorry, Michael) Megasnake.

  85. Anonymous said:

    You mean like all of the many, many posts here about that terrible place OS and how much you don’t like it? Trust me in OS terms 150 is just a little chatter, we’re a talkative bunch. There’s about that many posts about the new Harry Potter book, which I personally couldn’t give a toss about, five times as many posts about a film of Shanks’ we haven’t even seen yet (and if he got his way we never would) and several hundred about what people had for supper last night. Don’t make the mistake of believing this week’s source of mirth is anything more than a time passer until more interesting subjects arise, such as Rage of Angels, Ark of Truth or (sorry, Michael) Megasnake.

    Right on. I love OS – lurk there myself all the time. The core 20 or so people who post there reguarly present a good example of logical thinking – the fandom equivalent of the no spin zone with fair and balanced opinions.

    I see now that because one poster supported the idea of another poster that groups don’t behave in a monolithic manner; that they are made up of individuals with differing opinions – *that* poster has been called a sock puppet. I love it. It’s kind of like watching The No Spin Zone with Bill O’Relly. Don’t like an opinion? Just shout them off the show or run them off the board.

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