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Miracle of miracles, my money finally appeared today. I got to PAY BILLS. It was HEADY.

Also, the fanficcers love meme, because I am curious more than anything else.

Finally: SGA has come to an end. I think I'm... relieved? Yes, there were... issues, but my tinhat is strong. Perhaps more on that later, though you guys have noted all the interesting parts already. :)

Mostly I'm thinking: BRING ON THE FIC. Because good news, guys: It's all ours, now. :)

ETA: MATTER DISPLACEMENT: A PRIMER



Exhibit A: When you land a big honkin' spaceship on a planetary surface, matter is displaced.

Witness the case of the Romulan Warbird being landed in this SAN FRANCISCO park:



Exhibit B: Have You Perhaps Heard of Wind?

When you bring a spaceship THE SIZE OF MANHATTAN down through Earth's atmosphere and LAND IT ON A BODY OF WATER NEXT TO A MAJOR CITY, IT MIGHT GET A LITTLE BREEZY.



Exhibit C: People Are Not Actually That Stupid (see exhibit B re: terrified civilians)

On the other hand, I'd REALLY like to see the interview Major Davis no doubt had to give to explain a: the unexpected and oddly brief hurricane hitting San Francisco Bay, and b: the mysterious bowl-shaped depression in the water that is no doubt visible from many miles away.

I mean, really, SGC? Really?

In conclusion, if it can be done, James T. Kirk did it first. And better.

Comments

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monkey_junkey
Jan. 10th, 2009 08:47 am (UTC)
I was thinking about Star Trek IV that entire scene. I love love love your illustrations of the point though!
kimberlyfdr
Jan. 10th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
Me, too! :D We are knowledgeable geeks, we are!
chandri
Jan. 12th, 2009 07:12 am (UTC)
I couldn't decide whether the choice of San Francisco was because of Trek or because of Gayest City in America.

(Sadly, suspect the former.)
geekysam
Jan. 10th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
OMG you are made of awesome.

We kept making references to other scifi shows through the whole.

"We've engaged the Borg... errr Wraith" (Star Trek)
"Bigg's... errr Rigg's you're with me" (Star Wars)
"Engage the worm whole weapon... errr drive" (Farscape)
ariadne83
Jan. 11th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
"Engage the worm whole weapon... errr drive" (Farscape) *falls over laughing* Oh good, so I wasn't the only one.
chandri
Jan. 12th, 2009 07:12 am (UTC)
I KNOW. They mostly couldn't be bothered to write much of this episode, and all the good bits were things other people wrote first!

Then again, Stargate. Kinda their thing. :)
gnine
Jan. 10th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
*ahem* Bahahahhaahahahaha! Perfect!

That is all. ^_-
chandri
Jan. 12th, 2009 07:13 am (UTC)
^.^

Seriously, I would like some fic about the massive city-related tidal surge.
xparrot
Jan. 10th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
I was thinking the city actually touched down far out from the coast, and then floated into SF Bay...?

I'm just glad I wasn't the only one thinking ST-IV!
chandri
Jan. 12th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
Oh, probably. Not that we'd know, because they totally punked out on showing us the touchdown.

And oh, yes. SAN FRANCISCO. HELLO. :D
cirrisian
Jan. 11th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
Linked here from monkey_junkey and completely agree with everything you said.

chandri
Jan. 12th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
Oh, Stargate writers. You used to be so good with the science. :)
l33t1701
Jan. 11th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC)
Excellent observations! I was also bugged by the fact that the city is blocking a major shipping lane for the united states, something I'm sure many people would observe when ships are denied access to the Port of Oakland. Also, there is no way they could even see San Francisco, there should have been waaay more fog.
chandri
Jan. 12th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)
Exactly! I may have pulled up Googlemaps and done MATH thought about it for a while - "military quarantine" only holds up for so long in this day and age. What kind of cover story are they going to cook up for this? INQUIRING MINDS.
ariadne83
Jan. 11th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha my husband made the same comment RE: the large, bowl-shaped depression.
chandri
Jan. 12th, 2009 07:17 am (UTC)
Right! 'Cause the shield/cloak/whatever is spherical, right? And the city's as big below the waterline as it is above? That's a lot of water, Stargate writers. Please explain.

Is it so much trouble to pull up Googlemaps, is what I want to know... ;)
eliyes
Jan. 31st, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
The city cloak covers the depression, apparently, as has been shown previously when Atlantis was like "I AM TOTES NOT HERE NO MORE" and the Wraith were like "DUDE JUST EMPTY OCEAN THIS-A-WAY". Which is to say, they ignored this logic before, so at least they're being consistent?

Stargate has weird ideas about cloaks anyway. Remember in the SG-1 episode when Sam moved the entire planet Earth slightly out of phase with its reality so that it was invisible and also unaffected by Ori weapons? Remember how said planet Earth mysteriously had no satellites -- including the moon?

Yeah. Cloaking/Stargate = a really crack OTP? I dunno.
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