TRUE DAT, Genie.
#i have a lot of feelings about this episode #about how awful they all were to sam #about how the writers chose make orlin a stalker with no notions of boundaries #but this was really sweet of jack to ask#though now that i think about it #he had to know there was no way sam could have accepted (passingshrewdly)
Not only did the writers choose to make Orlin a stalker who creeped on Sam and spied on her in what she thought were private moments, they portrayed his behavior as romantic, or at least as something Sam found intriguing and flattering. WOMEN DO NOT FIND CREEPY STALKERS FLATTERING AND ROMANTIC, STARGATE WRITERS. Especially not when they have an actual Jack O’Neill standing in in front of them, offering to hang out for a while.
And for what it’s worth, Pauline, I think the only reason Sam couldn’t have accepted Jack’s offer is because the rest of the episode wouldn’t have happened the way the writers wanted. In fact, considering the way Jack and the rest of SG-1 acted about Sam’s “hallucinations” in the rest of this episode, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Jack’s line here was an ad lib by RDA, trying to make this episode less dismally horrible.
That last bit: YES I AGREE, bethanyactually! That will totally be my headcanon from now on: it was RDA’s effort to make this episode less sucky and at least remotely satisfying for the viewer.
UGH. And passingshrewdly: you totally captured my feelings on the ep as well. They WERE all awful to Sam, completely ignoring several years of camaraderie and character development. GAH.
YES. Yes, yes, yes, yes, YEEEESSSSS. The main problem I have with this episode is not that Orlin was a creepy stalker. Those people exist, as you said, Genie, I like that headcanon. I guess I am the one who came up with it. Hee! (Unless the commentary talks about it, and it’s actually what happened…midknightwriter?)
You guys like this? Well, I’ll have you know that Kazu Kibuishi is the artist, and he authored this fantastic graphic novel series titled ‘Amulet’. His work is absolutely gorgeous. So you all should go check it out ;)
Here’s a good rundown of earth history. I’ve been finding myself reading into earlier geologic time periods out of sheer fascination.
This is amazing.
There’s a really great documentary, “a history of planet earth” that walks you through it and it’s fascinating. The Cambrian explosion was neat as shit.
I love the way that the Quaternary period has both humans and sabre tooth cats as a hazard. it makes you realize how much can change over geologic timescales.
Knowing his godfather will not approve of skipping class to see The Bent-Winged Snitches, Teddy Lupin calls for some spiritual intervention.
"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
|—||Jack O’Neill (via johnspuddlejumper)|
Clair Huxtable shutting down men’s outdated opinions on female menstruation (◡‿◡✿)
Clair was always dropping truth bombs…
but why we still saying this stuff 30 years later?
Patriarchy is the answer.
Still one of my favorite moments in all of Stargate.
Sam in Reunion.
64% cerebral abilities unlocked: Lucy can see everything. See #LucyMovie in theaters on 7/25.
I don’t even know what half of this food is supposed to be but I don’t fucking care, I want it. look at how fucking delicious everything looks. if you dare to even say looking at this doesn’t make you hungry, I know you’re a lying little piece of shit.
I’ve always wanted to eat Ghibli food. ALWAYS.
this isn’t too soon, right?