ME AND MY SISTER WENT TO DRAGON*CON ON SATURDAY!!

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Ok, for those of you who AREN'T pathetic little fangirls, or actually have lives, Dragon*Con is a geektastic convention!! it's a yearly thing, and only hits the BIGGEST cities, and only for THREE days. so if you can go, you gotta go!! It's the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US!! at least, thats what their site said. and i believe them!!

anyway, so we (me, Kanirou, mom, and dad) woke up at 5:00 in the morning, drove to Altanta, hoped on the closest MARTA train, and went to Dragon*Con!!

It was absolutely AMAZING!! We saw TONS of Clone Troopers, SG Personnel, Umbrella Corp., and some CRAZY others! but the BEST part... was actually MEETING THE STARGATE ACTORS!!! IT WAS AMAZING!!! I ACTUALLY SAW THEM, TALKED WITH THEM, POKED THEM!!! sigh... truly amazing... while, sadly, David Hewlett was not there, David Nykl, Cliff Simon, Beau Bridges, Tori Higginson, and Rainbow Sun Franks were!! While i would've LOVED to meet with all of them in the Autograph room, the top on my list was David Nykl and Cliff Simon! and i met and got my picture taken with BOTH of them!! they were both so nice, it was a truly amazing experience... SQUEE!!

I had so much fun there!! i also took TONS of pictures! obviously... and posted below, are SOME of my favourites! SQUEE!!!

 
 

SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!

OMIGOSHSQUEEEEEEEEEE!!

ok, ok.... so i was watching Scifi like, two seconds ago (they're currently playing last week's episode) when suddenly, during the commercials, the narrator-guy said, "and now, a sneak peak of the all new episode of Stargate Atlantis" (the one where something is causing McKay to loose his mind) ... i then LEAP from the chair i was sitting at and RUN to the TV in like, .002 seconds!! Ok!! now onto the actual clip!!

ok, it appears to be really late at night and you see Rodney running through the halls. He looks scared. like, seriously freaked out. I'm just all like, "Squee! Angst!!"  but then, Rodney stops running and starts pounding on the door he had stopped at. but then... and this is where i melted in absolute squee... Rodney starts pounding on the doors, and hes yelling, "John! John!!"

i collapsed in a fit of unadulterated squee right then and there.

ok, back to the clip: you then get a cut scene inside the room, and it is john's quarters. John, having been waken by Mckay's yelling, jumps out of bed and runs to the door. as soon as he opens it, Rodney grabs his shoulders and, still being freaked out, starts babbling about something, something like, "i woke up in the labs and they were all gone!"

Rodney!! what's happened to you!? all i know about the episode from the previews, is that something has caused Rodney to start loosing his mind. oh no! Rodney!!

but the reason that this small, less than a minute clip, had such an impact on me, is that in this season, the writers havent done anything with John and Rodney! One of my favourite aspects of the show was John and Rodney's HILARIOUS but unlikely friendship! but all the interaction that they have really had was the occasional, "Get back to work, Rodney!" from john... and this had SERIOUSLY depressed me! but hopefully, HOPEFULLY, the writers will redeem themselves with this episode!!

ok, like my sister, i am not that interested in the ROMANTIC pairings. seriously. there are SOME that i actually like (like JacobxMowo!), but those are few and far between. for me, i love to see the friendships develop. like John and Rodney, or Jack and Daniel!

ok, so now i need to go watch the episode! it comes on at 10, and its like, 9:53.

see ya!
-D

ps: SQUEEEEEE!!


 
 

SQUEEE!!

So i totally just watched this weeks new episode of Stargate Atlantis, and i gotta say, it was really good! no, this will NOT be a HUGE fangirl ranting or anything. DON'T WORRY. sheesh.

anyway, as sad as it is, my favourite part of the entire episode was... the preview for next week's.

I'M SORRY!! but when the opening clip is of Mckay, and so is the next one and the next one, i tend to forget about the episode i JUST watched, and spazz about the new one! Please, understand when i say that i LOVED this weeks episode! it's just that, i love Rodney so much!! and when the first line the scifi narrator says, is "When something causes Rodney McKay to loose his mind..." after that i just sort of melted on the bed i was sitting on and just stared at the clips of McKay --looking quite pitiful i might add!--  and was filled with squee... sigh... i love you Rodney!! and when you get ANGST, WHUMP, AND RODNEY --all in the same episode!!-- it's bound to be a good one! 'course, that's just fangirlish me. and fangirlish 'Rou!! sigh... if Star Wars: Clone Wars hadn't come out, we'd be in a mass squee right about now.

that's another thing!! STAR WARS: CLONE WARS TOTALLY CAME OUT TODAY!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Now, i feel really guilty. i SHOULD be ranting about how much i love the clones, but i'm so hopped up on Rodney right now, i couldn't do it justice!! Well, me and 'Rou are going to go see Clone Wars tomorrow --SQUEE!!-- so i think i'll rant about that tomorrow! yay! aren't you happy?

yes, as a matter of fact, i do love being sarcastic.

until then, I LOVE MCKAY!!
-D

ps: the writers for Stargate SOOO put in ANOTHER "Wizard of OZ" reference. this time, it was flying monkeys that apparently tried to eat McKay.

 
 

Hello peoples... in case you can't tell, i;m seriously ticked off. why? because i had a frikken "sports induced asthma" attack! i had to go home from Devil Rays practice EARLY!! it was so stupid... i'd never cussed myself out that much before. it's just so frustrating!! this isn't supposed to happen!! My brother, my sister, even my Dad are all ridiculously active!! yet I'M the one who has frikken asthma!!

sigh... i haven't gone to the doctor yet, so we're not sure if IT asthma... my dad seems to think that i'm just not drinking enough water... I pray to God he's right.

ok, enough ranting from the emo side.

so! i updated the Random Findings page! and guess what!! i added two Stargate Atlantis vids!! no, i WILL NOT be adding fanvids very often. i'm trying to be careful with that; i don't want the RF page to be filled up with vids, because that's just not that interesting! it's not that hard to find cool vids (if you work in the right Fandom that is)! so yeah, go check it out! one of 'em is cool dramatic, the other just plain hilarious!

let's see... anything else? oh! of course!! season four of Stargate Atlantis just came in the mail, so now we have it on nice pretty DVDs!! yay!! circular disks of wonderfulness!! i popped in one of the DVDs when i got home. I watched "the Seer". i love that episode!! it's actiony, got healthy dose of McKay, and it's the episode when we REALLY meet Tod!! Tod's like the coolest Wraith EVER!! you know how i said the Wraith are the big bad bad-guys of the show? well, they are. Tod (as Sheppard so eloquently named him) is a Wraith who we kinda trust. Actually, the Sheppard's team trusts him a whole lot!! McKay (of all people) is perfectly comfortable with being ALONE with him! and in one alternate time line (don't get me started on alternate time lines PLEASE) Ronon and Tod actually sacrificed their lives together!! very dramatic explosion actually... but that was an ALTERNATE TIME LINE. so Ronon's all better now!!

Since we're on the subject of Ronon... Ronon Dex was the character who i ALMOST fell in love with! seriously!! at first, i honestly wasn't sure who i loved more: McKay, or Ronon. but after an the episode, "Sateda" which is a Ronon centric episode containing a whoooooole BUNCH of glorious wumpage for the poor boy, i realized that i WASN'T getting the adrenaline buzz or simply BURSTING with sadistic fangirl squee! THAT was when i realized that Rodney McKay, the hypochondriac of a scientist who couldn't humble himself to save his LIFE, was my favourite!! NOT the strong, sexy, courageous, drop-dead GORGEOUS Ronon Dex! weird huh? In case you need help pointing out Ronon, he's the SEXY BEAST with dread locks.

so! go check out the Atlantis vids! please! aaaaaaand... i dunno... go do something!

well, anyway--

seeya!
-D

 
 

For starters, these SGA posts are going to be my Fangirlish Rantings at their peak. seriously. this show, Stargate Atlantis, is very near and dear to my heart. The rantings will be long, random, and in-depth. i've posted an episode summary to give you guys a CHANCE at understanding what the heck i'm talking about. i do plan on having Stargate as a Featured Fandom, problem is, i'd be a pain. with three movies and two series (one running, and the other having run for TEN years), it's be really hard. but i DO plan on doing it! honest! in the mean time, i have an episode summery with a SHORT ranting at the end. you can either skip the insanely long recap and go straight to the ranting, or you can just skip this post and point and laugh at the ranting Fangirl!
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RODNEY DELIVERED TEYLA'S BABY!?

seriously!! it was hilarious too! because of the fact that Sheppard and Ronon had to run off somewhere to go blow up Michael's hyperdrive engines, McKay was left with a very pregnant Telya! who was currently going through labour!!

while yes, i'm not giving you a recap of the entire show (i'm sorry! i really am) i will explain this!! Stargate Atlantis = kick butt scifi show. and how can you have a scifi show without intergalactic space ships? well, after a VEEEERY pregnant Teyla was captured by the Wraith (the big bad bad-guys of the show) known as "Michael", Colonel John Sheppard and his team  try to go out and find their missing team mate! well, after searching for... two episodes, they find her! weeeell... Sheppard had gotten intel that Michael was going to be bringing Teyla to this certain planet so she could have her baby. Colonel Sheppard's team, along with Major Lorne's, go to the planet to try and rescue her. turns out, they beat Michael to the planet; he's one his way though. it also turns out that the facility was booby-trapped. yeah. booby trapped. so the entire compound collapses! with sheppard's and Lorne's team trapped inside! yay! whumps all around!! well, when Col. Samantha Carter (the commander of the earth science/military expedition to the Pegasus Galaxy and more specifically, Atlantis) doesn't here from the teams past their deadlines, she sends in a third team through the Stargate. and they're like "Ooh! crap! the building collapsed with our guys inside!" so Carter sends in a team of Combat Engineers to pull 'em out!

the sad thing is though, that out of the two teams sent through, only four people survived the collapse: Rodney, Sheppard, Lorne, and Ronon.

Rodney (who was practically untouched during all of this) and Lorne (who sadly, got a broken leg) are the first to get pulled out. Ronon (who, too, is miraculously untouched) and Sheppard (who's pinned down by a large beam and not doing to well) are much deeper and will take a LOT longer to pull out. and the Daedalus (the USAF's big pretty space ship which has Asgard BEAMING technology) is still two hours out.
unfortunately, they don't have that kind of time. apparently, once the booby trap is sprung, an automated sub-space signal is sent out, alerting Michael if one of his facilities are ever compromised. Michael now changes course and heads to the planet with Sheppard's team. so now they have a Wraith Cruiser with Michael and Teyla, bearing down on their position. so the big question is, who will reach them first? the Daedalus, or Michael?

sucks for them, but Michael's ship reached them first!! so now Michael is sending out some of his Wraith-Human hybrids to go collect sheppard's team. like i said, Rodney and Lorne made it out, but Ronon and Sheppard are still trapped. weeeell, to be honest, i can't really remember details, but after Michael's hybrids are at it (getting sheppard and ronon out) the Daedalus shows up! yaaaaay! but because of the fact that Michael's Cruiser is right there orbiting the planet, they have to activate the shields really fast. by shields i mean force field looking things. So, that kinda nixes simply beaming sheppard and ronon out and on board the Deadalus. you see, in order to beam people into the ship, you have to have the shields down, but if they take down the shields, weeeeell... michael will shoot the crap out of them... so they take the shields down anyway. BOOM!! they get the crap shot out of them!! buuuuut, they get Ronon and Sheppard safely beamed to the infirmiry!! yaaaaaaaay! but because of Michael's shooting... they lost sub-light (just moving through space) and hyper-drive (moving at light-speed -- which they shouldn't be able to do according to Einstein's Theory of Relativity. well, they can, but there should be a huge time thing going on) engines. noooooooooo!! but there shield generates are working! at like... 40%... long story short, they're sitting ducks; they can't move, and their shields will be failing anytime soon.

anyway, so Sheppard's in the infirmiry getting prepped for surgery. at least, he's SUPPOSED to be prepped for surgery... you see, his getting pinned down by the beam really did a number to his entrails, so Dr. Jennifer Keller (Atlantis' chief surgeon) is TRYING to get him prepped for surgery, but sheppard won't let her! he realizes that Teyla's still on board Michael's ship, and knows he needs to save her. so he manages to convince Keller to give him a quick fix up and have him cleared for duty so he can try to rescue her. McKay (rock on!!) also manages to get the hyper-drive and sub-light engines operational... with Carter's assistance. did i tell you guys that Carter's a scientist too? well, she is. anyway, so sheppard has this big plan for rescuing Teyla...

first) they're going to launch a whole bunch of missiles at Michael's Cruiser.
Second) as the Darts (small, one-man wraith ships) move to intercept the missiles (sacrificing themselves in order to protect Michael and the ship that is), Sheppard will fly a cloaked PuddleJumper (small, Ancient built ships that were designed for 'gate travel. they have two sections -- the Forward Section, which has four awesome seats for the pilot and main team; and the Rear/Aft Section which has two benches, one along each side of the walls, and can comfortably fit ten people) into the now open bay doors of Michael's ship.

So, as Michael opens up the bay doors to launch the Darts, Sheppard's going to sneak in along with Ronon and McKay and try to get Teyla out. they managed to get in unnoticed and all seems to be going according to plan! after cloaking the jumper (as in activating this very convenient shield device that basically renders it invisible) they step out and try to find her. luckily, that much was easy. after finding her in a cell, they get her out and are getting ready to leave when, OH NO!! Michael starts powering up for a hyper-jump!! as in, he's going to go really far away, really fast!! as kete might say, "OH NOES!!". so sheppard's like, "Hey! what if we blow it up?" and Mckay's like, "Sure, that'll work." so Ronon and Sheppard run off to go blow up the shield generator... leaving McKay with a VERY pregnant Teyla. as in, her water broke an hour ago and she's been going through severe contractions... junior is on the way!! thus leading me to my opening statement!!

So, McKay delivers Teyla's baby, rather hilariously, and Sheppard and Ronon return from planting C-4 all over the hyper-drive engines and effectively blowing it up! hmm... what happens after that... gasp!! i don't know!! wait, yes i do! they return to the place where the INVISIBLE jumper is parked... and sheppard can't find it... way to go, colonel!! so... what happens? um... i actually can't remember... so i'm going to be guessing now!! wait!! now i remember!! okay, so what happened is that Sheppard managed to sneak into the Dart hangar on board the ship and hijack a Wraith Dart. remember, they can only fit one person, aka, the pilot. but what the Darts are designed to do is scoop up people by using a variation of beaming technology. you see, (i use that phrase a lot don't i?) the beaming technology that the Earth ships have requires a signal to lock onto, and then beams up whatever it's attached to. the personnel all have a sub-cutaneous transmitter implanted in their arm i think for the beaming technology to lock onto. the wraith beaming tech on the other hand, can just scoop up anything that has a life sign. so the wraith use this technology as an easy way for transporting their soldiers to the surface of a planet, or capturing humans when they get the munchies (instead of eating food, they suck the life force out of people using this funny thing in the palm of their right hands. creeeeeeepy). so, Sheppard steals one of these and scoops up Ronon, Teyla, and McKay, while carrying Telya's ADORABLE new born son in his lap. oh yeah! they also meet up with Teyla's husband, who was also captured by Michael, and is actually one of Michael's Wraith-Human Hybrids, so they take him along with them... i think... anyway, after making it out of the hangar, they manage to hail the Daedalus and fly the Dart into the X-302 bay (fighter jets that are able to fight and operate in the vacuum of space. helpful, no?).

By the time they return to the Daedalus, though, the shields are almost completely depleted because of the fact that Michael had been firing at the ship constantly while Sheppard's team was rescuing Teyla. so they make a quick get-a-way through hyperspace just before the shields fail completely!

then, after a short trip through Hyperspace, they arrive back onto Atlantis!! Sheppard FINALLY has his surgery, Teyla's back and her baby's ok, Ronon's fine, and McKay's bragging about how he delivered Teyla's baby!! sounds like a good way to end the season five premiere, right? yeah! if they kept it that way. unfortunately, Col. Samantha Carter, Scientist and Commander of Atlantis, is asked to return to Earth for an evaluation of her time served in Atlantis. you see, the I.O.A kind of heads the stargate program in the way that they get to decide you needs to be replaced and when. no, we are not SUPPOSED to like the IOA. well, Carter originally thought that she would be back in Atlantis after maybe two weeks. wrong. upon arriving in the SGC (Stargate Command, a USAF base in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado where the Earth's Stargate if kept) through the Stargate, she is told that she has been relieved of command, only to be replaced by Richard Woolsey, a bureaucrat.
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wow! i can't believe i just gave you an ENTIRE episode summary!! chances are, i'll be doing this for all the episodes every week... sorry if you guys don't want to read an entire episode recap, but this is what this site is for -- FANGIRLISH RANTINGS. and for me at least, recaps are usually involved in rantings. anyway onto the rantings!

first off, i'm sad... lately, it seems that the writers are trying to dig deeper into the friendship between Ronon and John... not Rodney and John... this makes me sad!! personally, i love to see the friendship developing between Flyboy and Answerman!! "Flyboy and Answerman" is a fanon name given to Sheppard and McKay, Sheppard being a very skilled pilot for the US Air Force, and McKay being the smartest man in two galaxies (the Milkyway and Pegasus). anyway, i was saddened to see that in the episode, "Outcast", where Sheppard's father dies, it was RONON who accompanied sheppard to Earth for the funeral, not RODNEY!! but, at least the writers recognize the friendship between those two, because while sheppard's packing for Earth, Rodney walks in and says something along the lines of, "I sent in a notice saying that i wanted to go with you to Earth, but the shield generator on <insert gate coordinates> is malfunctioning, so i'm going to have to stay and fix it." SEE!? Rodney wanted to go, but some stupid shield generator on some stupid planet had to malfunction!!

ok, one defining characteristic among fangirls is the love to see relationships develop. either it be platonic (friendship) or romantic, most of us love to see it! i (and my sister) personally, love to see the friendships develop. like, say when the main characters hug, our response is "SQUEEEE!!! so sweet!" while these relationships are my favourite and are important and everything...it's the romantic relationships that get other fangirls into cat fights with each other... example: "OMG!! Teyla and Sheppard make SUUUCH a cute couple!!" response... "HECK NO!! TEYLA AND RONON SHOULD SO GET MARRIED!! SHEPPARD'S JUST NOT RIGHT FOR HER!!" and then they get into HUGE arguments about how "OMG!! sheppard LOOKED at Teyla!! THEY'RE IN LOVE!!!!!!1" and what not...

when this happens... just back a way slowly... i was on LiveJournal (an online blogging community)  one time, and my gosh!! the Ship Wars were getting vicious!! they were cussing each other out like mess! i had to exit the page before i got killed or something!! i made the mistake of giving my input... i swear they were about to shoot me through the computer screen... "shipping" or "ship wars" are when Fangirls get into arguments concerning who they think should get together in a Fandom.

anyway, back to ranting! so i covered the rodney and john situation (grrr!)... now moving onto... McKay delivering Teyla's baby!

ok, THIS was HILARIOUS. nothing short. so, while Teyla, is GOING THROUGH LABOUR, McKay is flipping out more than she is!! he's all like, "Can't you just hold it in or something!?" ha!! and her response? a death glare and a, "No Rodney!" he's just so confused... again, he's STILL flipping out, but he absolutely LOST it when she said, "now i need you to catch him." poor, poor Rodney... he did it though! it was still hilarious though... you know, for a genius astrophysicist, he can be SUCH an idiot some times...

anyway, because i feel sort of guilty for uploading a BOOK as my blog entry, i'm going to cut my rantings short!! yes, if you don't count the episode recap, this is considered "short" for my standard fangirl rantings

see ya!
-D

 
 

OMIGOSH!! STARGATE SEASON FIVE PREMIERES TONIGHT!!! AFTER WAITING FOR MONTHS, THE NEW SEASON IS FINALLY STARTING!!

(deed breath)

i'm so excited!! i've missed McKay so much!! and the others too... but i love Rodney so much!! sigh... he's the awesomest self-centered, petty, arrogant, snarktastic astrophysicist EVER!! i love him so much!!

Daiyori: wait for it... wait for it...

Durithyll: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Daiyori: (sips at cup of coffee) i so have you pegged...

Roake: well it's not like she's very unpredictable.

Jacob: especially when it comes to her fangirlish spazzes.

Durithyll: ANYWAY!! i am totally psyched about this!! man i can't wait!! just an hour to go!! you can do it, Duri... you can do it... just survive for till 10:00... and then... STARGATE!!

Daiyori: you're obsessed.

Durithyll: your point? anyway, i'm just in love.

Daiyori: with a TV show. and an arrogant S.O.B no less...

Durithyll: heck yes!!

Jacob: wait, so you're saying he IS an S.O.B?

Durithyll: heck yes, you betcha!!

Jacob: (blinks) thats... interesting...

Roake: she never seems to defend McKay when it comes to his status as an "SOB". but if you a accuses him of being a coward...

Durithyll: he is NOT a coward!! he is scared, yes, but uf his friends are on the line, he is willing to take any risk!! like when Sheppard was out duking it out with a Wraith on a deserty lookin' planet in "The Defiant One", McKay was out there helping him!!

anyway, i have to go now!! the internet on my laptops is still down , so i'm having to steal my sister's laptop when she's not looking... well, now she's looking. gotta go! hopefully i can update after the premiere!!

see ya!
-D


 
 

SQUEEEEEE!!!

(talking REALLY fast)

I JUST SAW A PREVIEW FOR THE NEXT SEASON OF STARGATE ATLANTIS!! and i saw my first episode of Dr. Who, which was actually really good! i love SG-1... i'm currently watching it on TV! and on the subject of SG-1, i am proud to say that i have managed to snare another unsuspecting victim!! one of my best friends, Ben, has ADMITTED to becoming obsessed! SQUEEE!

(deep breath) ok./

ok... SGA preview... it was amazing!! okie-day, quick recap: the last episode of season four --aka, the most recent episode aired-- ended with the building that Sheppard's team + plus Lorne collasping. GASP!! well, in this preview, you saw Sheppard and Ronon, after the building had collapsed of course. apparently, Sheppard didn't fare to well when the building collapsed. He's pinned. under a really big, really heavy, metal beam. Well, Ronon, being the good friend and soldier he is, is trying to lift the beam off of Sheppard; sheppard's response? like any true hero, "get out of here." or something along those lines. and Ronon's response? like any true friend, "No. Would you leave me if i was stuck under there?" and this is the part that kills me... Sheppard only hesitates for a moment, but his response is, "Yes." what's up with that!? but before Ronon could respond, he's hears someone digging through the rubble... and the it cuts.

dang it!! why would he say that!? and where's Rodney!? and what happened to Michael!? WHY WOULD THE PRODUCERS BE SO SADISTIC AS TO HAVE THE PREVIEW SO SHORT!? so you have to watch it, duh. GRRR!! so many questions!! but i still have to wait TWO WEEKS or something before i get my answer!! *sniff* why does the season premier have to be so far away?

sigh... onto my next subject... i saw my first episode of Dr. Who! and i gotta say, it was a lot better than i was expecting! i'd seen previews for episodes of course, but really only pointed and laughed. i guess that British drama is an... aquired taste. but i'm sure they say the same thing about our stuff! anyway, i was like, "what the heck? it's coming on next..." so i watched it! and... it was good! but the shame is, i don't even know what is was called! i know it was a two parter, and i manged to catch them both, but not not the title! it was the one with the Library, and the flesh eating shadows? hmmm... scary... very good though... dang it! i wanna know...

well, i think that concludes my rantings!
-D