I had intended to dedicate this blog entry to all of you celebrating a birthday today but, as it turns out, I am contractually obligated to dedicate it to alternate August 10th birthday celebrant Carl Binder instead. Pictured is happy birthday boy holding the gift I gave him – a VGA computer to t.v. hook-up that was sitting unused in my office for most of this season that he apparently needed. We celebrated the special day by talking about the production budget, making Carl sit through an endless visual effects/playback meeting, and eating cheeseburgers for lunch.

It’s nice to see that some of the email scammers who have contacted me with promises of untold fortunes have proven delightfully determined in their attempts to acquire my personal information. No amount of ridiculous responses on my part would seem to discourage the likes of James Williams (who continues to exhort my alter ego, Cookie Monster, to send him the sum o $480 dollars) or Patrick Chan who is apparently still waiting for a copy of my passport and driver’s license. Today, I wrote Patrick back –

“Dear Patty Cakes,

Good news, buddy! I put together all of the information you requested – copies of my passport and driver’s license, and even included all of my banking information just in case. Now, all that remains is for you to come by and pick it up. As you probably know, Humberton County is holding its annual Mid-Summer Folklore, Renaissance, Civil War Re-enactment and Goat Gelding Festival in a couple of weeks and I don’t need to tell you that it is the premiere third largest Mid-Summer Folklore, Renaissance, Civil War Re-enactment and Goat Gelding event in the south-central Midwest and truly worth the trip. Were you planning on attending? I myself have been going since I was a youngster and, believe it or not, I can still squeeze into the same forest green minstrel’s outfit I used to wear when I was 14 – and 200 pounds lighter! – although consistent use has frayed my tights to the point where they leave very little to the imagination whenever my man skirt rides up on me. It would be great if you could come up as it would give us the chance to meet. It would also give you the opportunity to audition for a spot in our hot new Medieval-Renaissance band, Plague of Petrarchs. I’m sorry to say that all of the cool instruments (lute, sacbut, and hirtenschalmei) have already been taken.L However, we’re always looking for someone who can play a mean bladder pipe or crumhorn. If neither are your cup of tea, no worries. Any experience with the psaltery, zink, or hurdy-gurdy would be fine.

So let me know when you’ll be getting in. Will you need somewhere to stay? The festival usually sets up tented accommodations for the event and this may be something to consider as organizers take great pains to approximate a true 14th century experience. The price of your stay includes anywhere from zero to one square meal a day, access to the communal open-air toilet at the heart of the encampment (conveniently located right beside the outdoor kitchen), and complimentary fair warnings up to five minutes prior to any peasant uprisings and/or rat infestation.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Yours in the spirit of the Dread Ktulu,

Percival H. Lintmuffin”

Today’s pics: Birthday lunch, the birthday is overjoyed with his gift, two of Stargate’s cutest in no particular order = Lulu and Carl Binder.

Let’s check out the reader mail…

PG 15 writes: “1. You said that a podcast is a good idea (or something like that). I agree. Now that you guys have significantly less work to do, any chance of enlightening us with your thoughts on each episode after they air like Ron Moore did for BSG in the form of podcasts? 2. So…are you guys planning for a Season 5 at the moment?”

Answers: 1. That depends on the individual writers but I think it’s unlikely. We’re still writing the last few episodes of season four and no less busy on the production end. 2. We are not thinking past season four which will end on a cliffhanger. We have a general idea of where we want this major arc to go and hopefully will have a chance to develop it with a fifth season pick-up.

Carolina writes: “Joe, it’s the middle of the summer and no ice cream?”

Answer: I know, I know. I almost made ice cream this past weekend. When I told Paul, he responded: “Well, maybe you should “almost” get paid this week.”

Tesajb writes: “They sell garlic ice cream at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in CA.”

Answer: That’s an event I would love to attend.

Sheppardsonlypie writes: “Again I have another question thats probably been asked (and please apologies if it is. We have episodes that saw our hero’s sent into the past and back into the future (briefly) then back in the present. Will we ever see an episode where they get launched into the far future?”

Answer: Hmmmmm.

Chevron7 writes: “Is Katie Brown going to get upset at Mckay for his out-of-control attraction to Carter?”

Answer: What out-of-control attraction?

Anne M writes: “Just wondering if you’ve had time to see the Simpson’s Movie yet?”

Answer: Gone are the days when I’ll go out to see a movie. I’d rather wait for the DVD.

Miles writes: “ I haven’t heard it mentioned for season 4 and I know you aren’t thinking ahead to season 5 yet, but will we be seeing Cliff Simon or any other Goa’uld in Atlantis now that SG-1 is over?”

Answer: No plans to.

Atlantisfannew1 a ecrit: “Vous connaissez le cuisinier Thierry Marx ? Il sont restaurant est pas loin de chez moi, il fait de la cuisine moderne, je me demande ou il trouve toute ces idée…regarder sur cette page voila quelque un de ses création”

Reponse: Yum.

Edward4th writes: “How are you getting on with Clash of Kings?”

Answer: Haven’t started it yet. Finished Red Seas Under Red Skies last night and have just started Keith Laumer’s A Plague of Demons. Next up is Jack McDevitt’s Seeker.

52 thoughts on “August 10, 2007

  1. Talking of spammers after cancelling my contract with a mobile company I have been hounded with up to five calls a day to renew.

    I’ve tried being polite, being not so polite and later, taking a leaf out of your book,I first told them I was moving to Pennsylvania to live with an Armish community and then advised them that I was renouncing all technology to live in a fortified 18th century bunker in the New Forest to wait for impending Nuclear War…alas I have been getting more calls…any suggestions

  2. Now that all the episodes of this season have been slotted how many, if any, of these episodes will feature The Genii and are there any major Genii episodes such as “Coup D’etat”?

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARL!!! May the VGA computer to t.v. hook-up fulfill all your dreams and bring you much fortune, as all VGA computer to t.v. hook-ups do when they are bored.

    If you don’t mind Joe, 3 more questions today (I’m getting very ambitious):

    1. Hmmm…well, if the podcast is undoable at the moment, is there a chance that it could surface when the show premiers or after production ends? I believe when “Adrift” airs, Atlantis Season 4 will be very close to the end of production. I just want you guys to know that I think this will be a great way to promote the show and allow the fans to understand how you guys think about certain episodes. This could also placate those fans who complain about certain parts of the episode that were perhaps unavoidable.

    2. Do you think it’s a good sign that SciFi is waiting this long to reach a decision about the fate of SGA Season 5, or do you think it means nothing? I mean, I’m no expert at business so…yeah.

    3. Have you guys worked out the episode order for the second half of the season yet? If so, do you mind sharing it with us?

    Thank you so much Joe!

  4. Do you think that you could do a episode where shepherd is reunited with a love intrest from his past?? I have hours and hours of time on my hands and have already written up a lame idea for something like that.

  5. And just WHO is Carl Binder??? How could he possibly be more important that US? (that is the royal US)
    Sheesh…just leave us out in the cold.
    OK…we want a prezzie then. Some pics of David, Amanda, Joe, David, Jason, Rachel, Jewel and anyone I forgot….oh yeah…the Martins, Paul and YOU! 😉

  6. Thank you for you offer of story ideas, even if you didn’t follow through with it. I was going to suggest we strike up an Italian TV Show Writer’s Alliance to watch each other’s backs against the angry, egg-wielding fans, but alas, that shall have to wait for I am taking a leave of undetermined length. I am, however, still accepting drawing requests for my final post tomorrow. Feel free to contribute and maybe I’ll swing by the office sometime and we can discuss the finer points of Buster Bluth’s nervous neck-rubbing tick…

  7. No offense to Carl Binder but I think Lulu is the cutest! Don’t you think it is time to update your “About Me” photo to include Lulu?

  8. Tesajb writes: “They sell garlic ice cream at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in CA.”

    Answer: That’s an event I would love to attend.

    Go to the one in Steveston?

    Saturday August 11, 2007
    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    NEW MOON ACRES
    Tom & Maggie Leslie
    12260- No.2 Road
    Richmond B.C.
    Phone 604-271-1645

  9. i have a 1982 copy of the garlic lovers cookbook by the gilroy garlic festival association. i was hoping the garlic ice recipe was included, but it is not 🙁

    but there is a garlic custard recipe, and maybe that would work to get you started icecreamerying…

  10. Happy b-day to Carl! (wish his Mysterious Ways show would come out on DVD, and ADDERLY).

    Ah, a commissary food food shot too 🙂

    No questions that I can think, but wouldn’t mind seeing a shot of Lulu and Jason Momoa (or would she try to eat his hair? I know cats like to do that).

  11. Quote from Mitchell was ok, in part,: “I think it was established in the 7th season that all F-203 pilots were brought to the SGC to learn about the technology from Sam Carter. This probably included Mitchell.”

    In the first ep of S9 Walter introduces himself, welcomes Mitchell to “Stargate Command” (BTW veiled reference to the new name of the show) and then pan to Mitchell making puppy-dog eyes, bordering on crying IYAM, as he tenderly pets the gate – OMG – what crap!!! No need for me to assume anything, I know for a fact he never saw the gate before, no “probably” there – the actual factual story shown to me on screen says all there is to say – I do not need to “write” any additions into it – it stands on its own.

    Further quote, in part, from fan of Mitchell: “Technically everyone who joins the stargate program has no prior offworld experience unless they did something they haven’t told anyone about. Once upon a time, with the exception of Teal’c none of the original members of SG1 had prior offworld experience before their first time going through the gate and that includes Jack and Daniel whose first time was on the first Abydos mission.”

    Yes anyone who “JOINS” the program. This is the worst argument for this after 8 years and 20 some odd SG teams. Sure everyone starts out with no gate experience (just like Jack, Sam and Daniel) but they go through training they aren’t just plopped down as leaders or co-leaders of the teams after 8 years and 20 or so teams (can anyone say “Proving Ground”). The “no one has prior gate experience” is one of the worst possible excuses and then trying to tie it to Jack, Sam and Daniel’s situation as the very FIRST team ever way back in the beginning is even worse since, of course, back then there WAS NO ONE with gate experience to actually choose from until they started the program then after that every year there were more and more people with experience – 20 some odd teams – with each having say an average of 4 people that’s at least 80 people with some sort of actual gate and off-world experience of which Mitchell is NOT one of them. This excuse for Mitchell’s horrendously illogical, unbelievable, ill-conceived backstory is so full of holes its not even worth wasting anymore of my time shooting any in it – the bullets would miss the mark because of all the holes already in the excuse.

    Further quote: Mitchell made a heroic sacrifice and showed the kind of leadership and courage that gets someone into the Stargate program”

    Yeah maybe that gets you INTO the program – Mitchell’s position as co-leader was a joke. Flying and crashing an F-302 ON EARTH while backing up the team that has saved the world, galaxy, universe, umpteen times over 8 years may get you INTO the program but the lack of experience, while at least 80 other people have experience of some level greater than Mitchell, flies in the face of believability, logic, reality and, worst of all, show canon(oops forgot – TPTB can make up and twist the established canon as they go along and even change it completely if it is convenient to their needs of fitting a square, illogical peg into a round hole).

    The rest of the post just repeats the back-story that doesn’t work, the illogical, mind-bendingly unbelievable back-story that just rips the heart out of the show’s history on almost every level.

  12. Happy Birthday Carl.

    Ah a VGA computer to t.v. hook-up, the gift that just keeps on giving.

    Perhaps next year he will get the computer to go with the VGA computer to t.v hook-up thing!!

    Pauline

  13. Hi Joe:

    Please tell Carl that Arctic Goddess wishes him a Happy Birthday. Mine is on the 16th. I’m a Leo too. I knew just looking at Carl’s picture that I liked him. After all, he has to endure you… I’m just kidding. I think you are adorable, in an evil sort of way. But then, I have a fondness for bad guys.

    So, if you were ever going to give me a birthday gift, It would be either Cliff Simon staring in his own Stargate series, or a walk on role for the 5th season, which I just know is going to happen, because I am so smart, S-M-R-T.

    Now that Sopranos is over, who is your villain role model?

    Patricia

  14. Was there ever intended to be any canon ship in Atlantis? If so, will we be finding out more about it in season 4?

  15. Welllll….now that I’ve looked Carl up on Imdb..I guess he might, sorta be important…hmph. He has written/exec. produced some shows.. just a few mind you. 😉

    Still would like those pics!
    Pretty please?

  16. Happy Birthday to Carl, in that case!

    As part of my summer experience, I get to read one of a few classics (well, duh, seeing as the class is “Classics through the ages”). My choices are The Count of Monte Cristo, Emma, Othello, Beloved, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Any advice?

  17. Someone commented on Shepherd’s possible jealousy at Teyla’s pregnancy … (Sorry, I don’t remember which day’s blog post.)

    I don’t see it as being soap operish – necessarily.

    Shepherd’s backstory – as bare as it is – has established that he doesn’t have kids (Season 1 – planet with everyone under 24), has an ex-wife (Sunday), no one in particular to write home to (Letters form Pegasis, and no real family in the traditional sense(Sateda).

    Teyla has lost her family to the Wraith and, for her people, has cut herself off from her people to help the people from Earth fight the Wraith.

    Shepherd would see her pretty much in the same position that he is – lifestyle wise.

    Suddenly, in the life experiences category, she is doing something major – starting a family.

    Now matter how much you wish the best for a friend, it’s human to have a twinge of jealously that their lives are progressing if you feel that yours is not. It’s also human to see that friend as a bit of a (unspoken) safety net – as in, ‘there’s no spark now, but there could be’ ….

    Then, of course, you feel a little guilty for being jealous ….

  18. Is the last episode for Season 4 being written with a cliffhanging story that could be continued in an MGM Atlantis DVD movie in case there is no SciFi Channel Season 5 pick-up?

  19. OhioAnne I like how you put that — indeed, human nature.

    Mr. M., as for leaving Lulu w/ the others unsupervised; I don’t think that will be a problem. My cats (yes I understand the fundamental differences between cats & dogs) as much as they fight -these instances are getting more frequent, they leave each other alone when it’s just the two of them. My point is, maybe the babies are acting up to get attention from the parental units?

    So P-diddy is asking about the fake P-90 again. What do you say?

    Have a great weekend.

  20. Happy Birthday Carl Binder!!!

    Wow! …(frowns) I actually have nothing more to say (snaps fingers all Rodney like) Quick someone write this down!! LOL!!

  21. Dear Joe,

    When you said “I’m a Strauss man” what does it mean? Is it Johann the Elder, Johann the Younger, Franz or Richard?

    And are you including any classical music in stargate?

  22. boo said…

    i have a 1982 copy of the garlic lovers cookbook by the gilroy garlic festival association. i was hoping the garlic ice recipe was included, but it is not 🙁

    We CA’ins hwaord ouwr seecwet ingweedients jewouwsly. But I’m feewing jenewous today so I let yew in on a widdle secwet; we put gawlic in the ice cweam.

    Anonymous said…
    What do you suppose would happen if a Goa’uld took a Wraith as a host?

    I haven’t laughed this hard in ages. WHAT AN AWESOME QUESTION!!

  23. Salut Joseph!!
    =}Joyeux anniversaire en retard a votre amis!
    =}J adore son cadeaux^^!
    =}Mais quand on y pensse vous vivez avce plein de francais XD! ba oui vos bouldogue sont fraicais! éhéh lol!
    =}Vous connaissez la ville de bordeaux? J adore cette ville elle est magnifique en plus elle vient d être classeé au patrimoine de l unessco!
    =}Qu elle sont vos vin préféré??
    =}Piouf lol le vin je connait bien j habite au millieu des vignes^^!
    +}Je peut vous demandez quelque chose?? Vous pourrez consacré un prochain article de votre blog a tout les fan francais de stargate?? s il vous plait, je vous en souplit.

    Bon j y vais, gros bisou, je vous adore, a demain, passer une bonne journée!

  24. a oui j ai oubllier de vous dire^^!

    mon blog vient d atteindre les 10000 commentaires..c est bien! surtout en 6 mois^^!

  25. Hello,

    Two days ago you said : “We’re not even thinking about season 5 right now. But if and when we do get the pick up, given everything we’ve seen so far, we would very much like to have both of them back”

    Would you like to have Weir back as well ?

  26. Hi Joe,
    Love the blog and photos. I just sat through a marathon watching of SG1’s 9th season and I have one question. While I am indebted to you for giving us shirtless/pantless Mitchell, any chance we can also get a guitar-strumming/surfing Sheppard? Please? Pretty please?

  27. Hey Joe–

    I couldnt help but notice you dont have any women on the writing staff. Does that make writing for the female characters difficult? And do the writers sometimes turn to their wives/girlfriends for help?

  28. hey joe, do you know if the ships in atlantis land ON the city, or NEXT to the city, in the water? Maybe it’s a question for the CG guys. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

  29. Ahhhh little lulu, she’s so cute she must be your lucky charm Joe cuz she’s with you everywhere.

    Happy belated Birthday to Carl Binder

    and i send lots of loves and hugs to the rest of the cast and crewXXXXX

  30. Now that the “extended trailer” (from Comic-Con) is on SGA’s Yahoo TV page, can you give us the names of the Season 4 episodes that are shown like you said you would? To me it seems only the first six episodes (Adrift thru Tabula Rasa) are shown. Am I right?
    Thanks!!

  31. Joe, if by some far off star we ever do get to meet, it would probably be wise to keep Lola away. That dog is so cute I might just steal her! (Although don’t tell my dog I said that).

    I also wanted to thank you for your answer to my question the other day. I’ve been too busy at work to log in and comment before, but it’s something I was really hoping you guys would address. Now I’m very excited, as we might get to learn about Shep’s parents. (We already know a little about Rodney and Teyla’s through dialogue.)

  32. Is there any chance Felger will ever visit Atlantis?

    Have you ever tried Haggis? Did you like it?

  33. Joe,

    Apologies if this has already been asked and answered, but has it ever been specifically clarified what Jack’s position is in S9 and S10? I think we’ve all assumed he stepped into Hammond’s slot as head of Homeworld Security, but no where does it say that outright. Will you shed some light on this? Thanks!

  34. You’ve been outdoing yourself with the photos lately–bravo! Lulu is a doll. Who can resist a puppy, especially one as cute as she is?

    Is the doggy spa still on schedule? What’s the weather like in Vancouver right now? It’s miserable in Kansas right now.

  35. Joe, it seems like my innocent question about Carter and Keller in a potential season 5 caused the Weir/Beckett questions to the same effect to ramp up again. I guess that’s a credit to all of the Stargate writing staff as well as the actors for creating characters that people feel so passionately about. I will miss Weir and Beckett and would love to see them back, but I’m still looking forward to what looks like the best season, yet.

    By the way, have you watched Flash Gordon, yet? Just wondering what you thought of your new lead-in…

  36. Hello, Joe! I’m loving the dog pix and am half dead from the cute. A couple of questions, and please forgive me if you have been asked them before.

    First, have you read any books by Robert Silverberg or John Brunner? Particularly “The World Inside” and “The Sheep Look Up.”

    I was listening to one of your SG-1 S10 commentaries and you mentioned your unhappiness with the SGA episode “Irresponsible.” You have mentioned elsewhere how nothing in the episode ended up as you had wanted it to, which you and I and a lot of other people are sorry about. When the SGA S3 DVDs come out in September, does the commentary for “Irresponsible” include your input? I’m asking not to chide you but out of a real interest in learning how an hour of television ends up so different from what was originally intended.

    PS: I think I’ll name my next cat “Lintmuffin.”

  37. I know this is kind of old, but I finally watched the Comic con SGA panel and was surprised to not hear any questions about Elizabeth. Were you also surprised and what questions did you think fans might have asked about her?

  38. You know, I’ve been thinking about the Furlings lately. We know that Rob Cooper regrets naming them that (based on the 200 behind-the-scenes).

    Well, what if the way people saw the word was changed so that “fur” wasn’t an issue?

    Right now when people see Furlings, they see “Fur-lings”. Well, let’s say SG-1 stumbles across a planet called Furl. Suddenly, they’re “Furl-ings”, and people don’t associate that name with “fur”, but with the planet.

  39. Hi Joe,

    Amanda had mentioned in an interview (a short time ago) what happens to Daniel in Continuum, and Michael just confirmed it in another interview. Next time you see Brad, if you get the chance, would you please tell him THANK YOU for writing such a great story arc for Daniel/Michael in Continuum. I love it when the writers challenge Michael, and I know that Michael loves the challenge. Even though I was already looking forward to both movies, I’m now more excited than ever.

    Thanks Joe, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  40. lisa gabi marie said…
    I know this is kind of old, but I finally watched the Comic con SGA panel and was surprised to not hear any questions about Elizabeth. Were you also surprised and what questions did you think fans might have asked about her?

    August 11, 2007 1:37:00 PM PDT

    I’m sure Joe won’t unscreen this comment, but all the questions were screened before they were asked. That’s why there were no Weir questions.

    All that says to me is that TPTB KNOW how unpopular the decision to dump her is, and they were scared of being asked tough questions.

    Either that or they honestly think that nobody knows what goes on until the episodes go to air.

  41. What do you think of all the publicity Paul McGillion’s return has been receiving? There are dozens of articles listed on the SCB site including TV Guide, UPI & Brietbars (two major news hubs), multiple big Scifi news sites (strangely excluding Gateworld), not to mention several newspapers. I’m sure there are many more in print to come inc. the genre mags and not to mention some of the major tv bloggers like the Chicago Tribune’s ‘The Watcher’ haven’t commented on this weeks events yet! Its a massive amount of publicity for both the show and Paul McG! It goes to show how popular the character is (just read MultiChannel News ‘shout out’ to you). Will it help ‘encourage’ you to bring Beckett back permanently IF you get a season 5 and did it surprise you that so many outlets picked up on the press release?

    Here’s a list of just some of the media coverage so far:

    TV Guide (including an interview with Jennifer Kirk of SCB)
    SCIFI Wire
    Multichannel News
    UPI
    Breitbarts
    Newscom
    SyFy Portal
    TVSquad
    Futon Critic
    IGN TV
    Monsters and Critics
    ENI News
    Daemons TV
    Zap2It
    CommingSoon
    Newsvine
    Movieweb
    Netscape News
    The Media Pundit
    News Daily
    Film Fodder
    Fandominion
    SciFi United
    The Orlando Sentinal
    The Post Chronicle
    Kansas City
    Pittsburg Post Gazette
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

    N.B. You can find the complete list with links at SaveCarson.com

    Have a great weekend!

    P.s. Any chance we’ll be seeing more photos of Paul onset for Kindred on your blog…please?

  42. Flying Fig said…
    “No questions that I can think, but wouldn’t mind seeing a shot of Lulu and Jason Momoa (or would she try to eat his hair? I know cats like to do that).”

    i’d love to see a shot of amanda and lulu!

    OhioAnne said…
    “Someone commented on Shepherd’s possible jealousy at Teyla’s pregnancy … (Sorry, I don’t remember which day’s blog post.)

    I don’t see it as being soap operish – necessarily.”

    i don’t see jealousy situations as soapy at all. it’s normal human reactions. no, sg1 and atlantis aren’t soaps, but they’re not about emotionless androids either.

    Promogirl said…
    “By the way, have you watched Flash Gordon, yet? Just wondering what you thought of your new lead-in… “

    yeah, about this having atlantis on at 10pm and having it against first-run eps of the big networks… don’t like this idea at all.

    sally 🙂

  43. majorsal said…

    i don’t see jealousy situations as soapy at all. it’s normal human reactions. no, sg1 and atlantis aren’t soaps, but they’re not about emotionless androids either.

    Well, since I was discussing a jealousy situation, I’m not sure what you are disagreeing with in my comment.

    If what you meant to say it was “human” that people do fall in love with co-workers and are hurt when the feeling may not be returned, then I would agree with you.

    That and “soap operas” are completely different things however.

    Also, one should take into account professionalism. It is one thing to feel in love with a subordinate and quite another to impose your feelings on that subordinate by being jealous.

    That’s why Shepherd’s ‘kiss’ of Teyla in “Conversion” was so incredibly inappropriate and even he was shocked by his actions.

  44. OhioAnne said…
    “Well, since I was discussing a jealousy situation, I’m not sure what you are disagreeing with in my comment.”

    (snip)

    “That’s why Shepherd’s ‘kiss’ of Teyla in “Conversion” was so incredibly inappropriate and even he was shocked by his actions.”

    ~@~

    i can’t comment on the sheppard/teyla situation (i haven’t watched atlantis *yet*), but i was just making an observation that i find it interesting when ppl respond to things in a non-politically correct way. meaning, no matter how intelligent or progressive we are, we’re still human beings with normal human reactions. ppl fall in love, whether the person they’ve fallen in love with is off limits or not. we can’t help it. we CAN help how we re*act* to it, but we can’t help how we feel.

    btw, i wasn’t disagreeing with you, just adding my comments to the mix.

    but if sheppard is jealous that teyla’s having a baby with another man, or sheppard is angsting that weir is in danger because he cares more than he’s supposed to, i find it ‘normal’ to feel this. well, normal that it IS a part of the human condition. it’s kind of messy and i like it.

    (just opinions. nothing against ships that others like or don’t like. and i’m mostly speaking from an sg1 shipper’s perspective.)

    sally 🙂

  45. Majorsal ….

    i can’t comment on the sheppard/teyla situation (i haven’t watched atlantis *yet*), but i was just making an observation that i find it interesting when ppl respond to things in a non-politically correct way.

    Ah …. so you just insulting me by assuming my comments were “politically correct” rather than an honest, HUMAN reaction based on life experiences that may differ from your own.

    I would say that I was sorry that I don’t meet your definition of “human”, but, frankly, …..

    😉

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