untitled drabble #21

Title: untilted drabble #21
Rating: PG
Words: 450
Pairing/Charecter(s): Cameron Mitchell, Daniel Jackson, background Ancient!John
Warnings/Spoliers: this drabble takes place, chronologically, after "Legati" in Ancient!John 'verse, during the SG1 epsiode "The Fourth Horseman," and contains allusions to S9 SG1 and very little actual SGA
Disclaimer: Title 17 of the US Code, § 107, aka the Fair Use Doctrine.
Summary: ...he's not quite what you'd expect from an Ancient.
Notes: I was trying to watch S9 of SG1. I was mostly unsuccessful, but got this out of the first 60 seconds of "The Fourth Horseman," 'cause that's all I could really bear.

untitled drabble #21
An Ancient!John Drabble

"Prometheus, in order to be free, has but a bronze collar to break and a god to conquer; Hamlet must break and conquer himself."
Victor Hugo

"I'm just saying, it's pure ego."

"Pure ego? I don't know, at that level of enlightenment? I mean, arrogance is about pleasure, right? Wallowing in the pride of one's achievement."

"Well," Cam says, pointing at Daniel with his water bottle, "you don't think that getting a whole galaxy to bow down and worship you is something to write home about?"

Daniel frowns. "No, I'm just saying the Ascended beings I've met have pretty much all the satisfaction anyone can need. They don't need to lord it over us. They kind of look at us the way we look at bugs: insignificant, amusing at best. And," he continues, "even the one normal, non-Ascended Ancient we've met seems to think of us, again, as hopelessly primitive, if more interesting than most the other Descendants he's encountered."

"I still can't believe you got to meet a real, live Ancient. And I missed it."

"Well, I'll tell you one thing: he's not quite what you'd expect from an Ancient."

"So no cryptic remarks about Ascension or the desperate desire for us to worship him as a god?"

"Definitely not. And, actually, he dislikes the Ori more than we do. Apparently the Ancients we're familiar with thought that letting yourself be worshipped as a god was the worst crime that could be committed."

"Can't say I blame them if this Origin business is the result."

"We're not quite sure what it was like before the Ancients and the Ori split, only that, apparently, the two groups fought for over a thousand years before the Ancients came to our galaxy."

Cam whistles. A thousand years is a long time. "He say anything about how they beat them?"

"No." Daniel, clearly surprised by this question, stops in the middle of the hallway and turns to look back at him, frowning slightly. "The Ancients actually lost the war. Those that came to the Milky Way were actually trying to escape the pre-Ascended Ori – or the Haeretici, as the Ancients called them."

"That's not good."

"No, it's not."

Ooo, interesting SG-1 drabble XD I'm not even near the Ori storyline yet, but I love the way you're including SG-1 in your fics.
*grins* Thanks. As Salman Rushdie says in Midnight's Children: “To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world," and that's no less true for these fics being, well, fics. SG1 is going on in the background now (and I've plans for the charectors even after that series ends) and before long there will be SGU to consider... and then all the RL stuff going on at the time... and, well, I have fun.
So you're going to write SG-1, SGA, and SGU plots all at once? Sounds like you're going to be so, so busy.
Well, not all at once. I've plans for SGU once I hit post-S5 of SGA - it won't make sense without that - but SG1's adventures with the Ori will be mentioned in the Ancient!John 'verse, if mostly only in passing. Though I've a "Pegasus Project" rewrite working it's way through my head...

But busy is good. It's better than what I spent most of last night doing.Which was staring at my ceiling.
Sounds exciting :D I can't wait to see what you do with SGU and "Pegasus Project".

D: Surely there was something you could do other than stare at the ceiling.
yeah, but writing was being impossible, and there was no TV I wanted to watch...

I'd tell you what I ended up doing last night, but there's no way I can think of putting it that makes me sound more pathetic than I usually am.

Nothing to read either, I suppose? :(

Hahaha, I don't think I'd find it all that pathetic really. I mean, you've got a job now and a better one lined up. You're writing amazing fanfiction and exercising. I...attend school on a part-time basis, cannot find a job, and basically live online. My entire life = fandom.

I love to read, true... but even I can only doo so much of that.

And let's just say it involved watching the entire S4 of Big Bang Theory, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and very nearly The Muppet Movie and leave it at that.
Oh, that's true. I have to take a break from fic and watch something.

Aww. I have a friend that marathons shows - it's pretty impressive. I've not seen Breakfast at Tiffany's or Th Muppet Movie.

In fact, just a few weeks ago I saw The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, and Sixteen Candles for the first time.
It's so cute you think it's more amusing than sad. It gives me hope that it really wasn't as pathetic as I knew it to be.
Haha, I really don't think it's all that pathetic. Then again, most of my friends are like me: computer hermits. Our view of what's pathetic may be skewed.
Well, keeping I'm mind how many aspirin I'm going to meed to make it through the day, I'm still going with pathetic