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Hez keepin whuts hiz.
Episode:   Paradise Lost, Season 6           Screen Capture from:  rda_daily

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idlewild_ From: idlewild_ Date: 30th April 2012 18:45 (UTC) (Link)
Man, car boot sales are rough in his neighbourhood!
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 30th April 2012 23:03 (UTC) (Link)
'Boot' sales there usually involve big heavy boots with steel toes and offers you can't refuse.
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 1st May 2012 06:59 (UTC) (Link)

Et in Arcadia Ego

Sam Carter had been surrounded by men most of her life. Since her father was an officer in the Air Force, she'd spent plenty of time on or near military bases when she was growing up. The Air Force Academy had been full of young men, and young women like herself were few and far between. After graduation she soon discovered that the ratio of men to women was even higher in the Air Force officer corps as a whole than it had been in the cadet corps, because the first class to admit women at the Academy had been the class of 1980, and there hadn't exactly been a flood of women since then. So Sam thought she had a pretty good handle on the male ego, its care, its feeding, and what was likely to bruise it.

She'd understood why after waiting for a week and a half as a sop to his dignity, Daniel had cut his hair almost militarily short after he'd happened to overhear two recently assigned airmen discussing which of the civilians on base was the famed Dr. Jackson. He'd been about to obligingly raise his hand and volunteer that he was Dr. Jackson, when one of the airmen had volunteered that he thought that Dr. Jackson was the one "with the glasses and the girly hair." Instead he'd ducked behind Sam so they wouldn't notice that the object of their discussion was passing them going the other way.

She had entirely understood why Colonel O'Neill had been a little surly for the week after all of SG-1 had overheard Dr. Fraiser telling one of the nurses that "confidentially, I think Makepeace's is much bigger!" She and Janet had laughed until the tears came when, in explaining to the doctor why the Colonel was extra grouchy, Janet had thought back to what she'd been talking about and realized she'd been calming down a nurse who had taken the Colonel's cockiness at face value and complained about his outsized ego. And Sam had noted with some interest that the Colonel had recovered his bonhomie in short order after SG-1 and SG-3 (or at least the 7 male members of the teams) had both hit the showers together after a cold and muddy joint mission.

In contrast she'd noted with approval the way that Teal'c was absorbing Earth standards and customs and adapting to them by gradually reducing and eliminating most of the makeup that he had been accustomed to wearing as Apophis' First Prime, and it was, Sam thought, a tribute to how confident and secure a man Teal'c was that he had no qualms about teaching his Jaffa hand-to-hand combat techniques class, barefoot, shortly after Cassandra Fraiser had painted all his toenails a bright Barbie pink one afternoon when she had stopped by his quarters for a visit.

Yes, Sam Carter knew all about the workings of the male ego. So when Jack seemed not just a little defensive (as demonstrated by the handgun, safety off, in his right hand) and a little distraught (his eyes had that thousand yard stare) when Daniel made that scathing and sarcastic remark about the ancient pottery hubcaps that Jack had traded his sunglasses for on P8M-537, she might not have known why the issue was so serious for him, but she knew what to do about it. She knelt down quietly before him (on his left side - no sense tempting fate!) and placed one hand gently and placatingly on one knee. When he turned his head to look at her, she made eye contact, and in her most sincere tone, she said gently "I know those aren't exactly Daniel's thing, sir, but I think they have character."

"Yeah?" he asked.

"Definitely, sir!" she said, and gave him a dazzling smile.

He safetied the sidearm, and holstered it.

"Character, you say! Just like me!" and just like that his good humor was restored, and a crisis was averted.

Oh, you certainly have character, sir! she thought, but she didn't go so far as to say it out loud.

"Carter, I can hear you thinking from here!" he called back.

Damn. The man had ears like a bat!

Edited at 2012-05-01 07:01 (UTC)
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 1st May 2012 13:37 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Et in Arcadia Ego


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