untitled drabble #9

Title: untilted drabble #9
Rating: G
Words:  373
Pairing/Charecter(s): Ancient!John, Rodney, unnamed Asgard; background John/Rodney
Warnings/Spoliers: this drabble takes place, chronologically, after part 2 of "Socii" in the Ancient!John 'verse; spoilers for everything up to "Trinity" in SGA and S9 of SG1
Disclaimer: All characters, situations, quotes et al are properties of their respective owners and I am merely using them under Title 17 of the US Code, § 107, aka the Fair Use Doctrine, without intents to infringe upon or defame anyone's legal rights.
Summary: The Asgard visit Atlantis
Notes: I must have been crazy when I came up with the idea for "Socii," all I know is that part 3 is kicking me, and this is a failed part of it that I decided I'd save, even if I wasn't going to use it.


An Ancient!John Drabble

"The Earth shall be rent, and the heavens above."

TheSkarpåker Stone

"Hey guys," John says, taking the Gate Room stairs two at a time. "Glad you could make it."

"Glad you could make it?" Rodney repeats, scrambling out of his seat and down the steps after him, 'cause, seriously, he wasn't entirely sure his mind wasn't playing tricks on him. What would the Asgard want with Atlantis? And, better yet, what why John have invited them here, when Lantea was pretty much on the opposite end of the known universe from their homeworld?

John, naturally, chooses to ignore him and continues, "I didn't think you guys would show up for months yet. Also kinda figured you'd call ahead, give us some advanced warning or something. But, nevermind. We've got tonnes of room if you want us to set you up down here, if not, your ship's welcome to stay in orbit or set down on the north pier."

"Although your offer of hospitality is appreciated, we would prefer to get started right away," says one of the Asgard, the one standing in between and slightly in front of the other two.

"Sure thing." John says, a massive grin on his face as he turns around. "Rodney, mind seeing if Lorne's gotten section seventy-three checked out yet?"

"Seventy-three?" That section's on the far end of the east pier, right near the water, where the expedition hasn't ventured save to do more than a cursory damage check following the Storm and the Siege respectively. It doesn't break the top fifty of things to see on Atlantis before you die and is probably not high on Lorne's check for goa'uld sabotage list either. "What's in seventy-three?"

"A lab I told Hermiod the Asgard could borrow. This is Doctor McKay, our head scientist, by the way" he says, turning back to face the Asgard, "and I'm Iohannes Ianideus Licinus Pastor, military commander of Atlantis. But you probably already knew that."

"Indeed," says one of the Asgard.

"Yes, yes," Rodney says, not caring whatever or whomever it is he might be interrupting, "but why are they here?"

John just flashes him that almost-manic grin again and announces, "To save the Asgard race, of course."

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I could, yes. *cackles evilly*

But, seriously, if the Ancients were even more advanced than the Asgard, I always seriously wondered why they didn't look in Atlantis for a way to save their race.

Still, the better question is, how does John think he can save the Asgard race? 'Cause, seriously, there are fun fannish implications to that one too.
I'm still only in S2 of SG-1, so my knowledge of the Asgard is woefully lacking - so I didn't know the Ancients were more advanced than the Asgard O_____o but yeah, it makes sense that they'd look to Atlantis for a way to save themselves. Why did Hermiod never request some time on Atlantis?

I can't begin to imagine what you've come up with ;)
Hermiod's an engineer. Or, at least, that's how I'm painting him. There are other Asgard out there trying to stop the genetic degredation their cloning process has created...

But, yeah. Ancients are the most advanced. Or, at least, were when they left Avalon...
Ah, yeah. That would make sense then. But why didn't he put in a request for a biological-based Asgard to accompany him to Atlantis...

Wouldn't the Asgard primarily focus on finding a way to survive? Which means that other research may have been given less importance, meaning the Ancients had time to continue to advance while the Asgard focused on saving themselves.

On the other hand, the Ancients eventually focused on nothing but Ascension, really depends on the timeline.

And this is all coming from someone who's knowledge of Stargate is all Atlantis-based, so what do I know?
Well, not to ruin anything, but you probably already know SG1 had its own Replicator problem. Most of the Asgard's effort was put into defeating the Milky Way/Ida-based Replicators, and by the time that war was over, their own cloning problem had gotten so bad that things were in much dire straights than they once were - a crack in the dam, rather than general integrity problems.

And, also remember, the first trip the Daedalus made to Atlantis, no on had any idea if it would survive the Wraith attack. And it was only after the second trip, when John meditated, that he remembered from his time Ascended just how bad their problem was.

So, combine that with the fact the Antila Dwarf Galaxy, which is most probably where the Asgard are from, is 1.5 million light years in the opposite direction from Avalon as Pegasus... and still you get the Asgard showing up as soon as they can. Which is about 2 months after they were invited.

Of course, this is in large part my own, Ancient!John veiw of things, and my all-too-logical assumptions of SyFy in general, so yeah. I've issues. I know.
I did know about SG-1's replicators. I think they started out looking bug-like or something? And then they evolved into human-shaped replicators. Or something. IDK, I just know they were a problem in SG-1.

Oh, those are excellent points. Nobody thought to invite them until after the second trip, plust the time it would have taken to get there, it would be awhile before they arrived.

"logical assumptions" of syfy. It's amusing to see "logical" and "syfy" in the same sentence. Though most tv shows in general lack logic at times.
I know, I know. It's idiotic of me to look for logic and/or common sense in SyFy, but it's what I do. I disect the things I read and watch into tiny little peices and try to make them fit together in a way that makes sense.

But whatever.

Yeah, SG1's replicators started out as block-like bugs, then evolved into the nanobot, human-form Replicators. Just wait til you see the episode where the orgin of the Replicator's is revealed - it's the best use of Irony in SyFy that I've ever seen.

But, yeah, there's a system to my madness. If only I could get the next chappie of "Socii" off the ground at all...
Your habit of looking for logic and/or common sense makes for some truly interesting pieces of fic, though. I've read some of your posts where you muse about certain things in the Stargate franchise, and I can only boggle over it all. Rodney would hate me; I'm very much a soft science type of person, so the thought you've put into some of this stuff makes me feel rather dumb.

*nod* That's what I thought happened. I know how SGA explained their replicators; I'm kind of eager to find out the origins of the SG-1 replicators now XD Good incentive to watch more episodes, though. Still stuck in S2.

You'll do it, I'm sure. I have faith in you!-
Replicator's are the S3 season finalle for SG1. I rewatched some of it on the tredmill today, just for kicks... and then got bored.

As for me, well, I've taken every science class under the sun it's possible to take and not have a science degree. Though there's hope - if I get this job I'm angling for, they'll pay for me to get a physics bachelors. Which is very yea!.

And now I'm off trying to make the arguement I'm writing make logical sense (it does in my head, not so much on paper), so wish me luck.
S3 season finale, hmm. Excellent incentive to continue.

:O Wow, I'm in awe. I'm terrible with science and maths. There are no words for how bad I am.

I've been told Jan 3 is the call-back date. So...

And, yeah. S3-S7 are really good for SG1. S4 is my favourite, though.
I'll try and remember to keep my fingers crossed for you on that day.

I'll just have to find time to get through S2, then :D
My suggestion? Puzzles. I put togeter 2 2000 peice puzzles while watching the entire new Battlestar Galatica series - mostly because I was bored and neither could hold my attention for long.

But maybe that's just me.
I actually refuse to watch BSG - it looks way too depressing, and I don't feel like spending so much of my time feeling down over a show. I watched the mini-series thing, and loved it, but I started watching the show itself and hated everybody. Well, I liked Adama.

I like doing puzzles XD I'm not good at it, but it's an alright way to spend an hour.
Oh, I can spend 6 or 7 hours at a time doing them. But, then again, I'm insane. This has already been proven.

But as for BSG... well, it's interesting, I'll give it that, and the graphics are well done, but I find the story line completely absurd. Not to mention how much religion is in it. Which is probably why I could only watch it while distracted by something else. But, yeah, liked Adama. He was my favourite.

I'm really glad John could come up with a way to save the Asgard. And of course there would be cool stuff in Atlantis that the Expedition hadn't found yet, but Iohannes would know about!