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10 May 2007 @ 02:36 pm
Depression By Proxy  
Yesterday my mom called from work, asking if we could go to dinner last night (dad was out at a meeting) because she was depressed.  Naturally after I got home I had to ask why.  She is depressed because my dad is depressed, because some clients have owed him money for ages and still have yet to pay him.  So now she's got me depressed and I feel bad enough as it is because I haven't gotten a paycheck myself in two months.

Besides that...

I think I may be done with Stargate.  I know the show is coming to an end anyway, but I think I will be done with the movies as well.  First of all, not sure anyone has seen it but Michael Shanks did this farewell video up on the stargatesg1 site (if I remember...or was that SciFi's site? Gah I'm so depressed I can't even think clearly) where he mentioned some scene in the second dvd movie that Daniel has and the way he talked made it sound like he won't interact at all with anyone else. I guess that's a huge assumption but I don't know, I don't have a very good feeling about it.  I highly doubt I'll watch the first one because I'm betting that, since Rob Cooper wrote it, there will be lots of D/V ship in it and Daniel not caring about Sam and Teal'c whatsoever.  Unending was bad enough, if we get more of the same in that first movie I refuse to watch it.

Secondly, Michael gushed and gushed like crazy about Claudia Black once again, even going as far as to say that if they both weren't married, they'd make a good couple.  Now I'm guessing that doesn't bother Lexa at all and if not, more power to her.  But if my husband said something like this about a co-worker and friend, and I heard it or found out about it, I'd be pretty annoyed.  I know it's his prerogative to say whatever he wants and I know he's human and all that, whatever floats his boat, but I'm just getting tired of all the gushing over CB.  It's great he enjoys working with her so much, no problem with that, but is he ever going to talk about his other friends for once? I know he's talked about Chris Judge but he never says anything about RDA or AT anymore.  I was hoping that in his farewell video he'd talk about what it was like working with these people, all his friends, over the past ten years.  But I guess some are more important than others.  Sorry, I guess I have no reason to let this bother me and all, but I can't make myself enjoy Stargate anymore.  I really wish I could, but it's pure revisionist history now IMHO.  I'm going to try and pretend S9 and 10 never existed.  Call me crazy but I can't help it.  I miss the good old days when everyone was friends with each other and acted like it (or was portrayed as such, anyway).

Well I guess I'll try thinking of something to get my mind off all this.  I hate being depressed. :p  Congrats if you managed to read my rant and not come away thinking I'm insane.  It's just one of those days where everything seems really bleak and there's hardly anything to look forward to.
Current Mood: cynicalcynical
maevebran: 'Nuff Saidmaevebran on May 10th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Jess, calm down about the second movie. All Michael said was that he was unable to join the others for the week of shooting in the Arctic. The started proper shooting last week or so and will go til mid June. Michael was there for that. That means only in a few scenes that were filmed early he won't be there. Besides as I understand the plot it is Sam, Cam, Jack, and Daniel trying to save Teal'c and Vala so there will be teamy goodness. I also understand that some sets were being made to film some Daniel inserts into the Arctic footage. I've been paying attention to the filming news.
jessm78: Fire and Waterjessm78 on May 10th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
Sorry, Maeve *blushes* I was in such an awful mood already that I started rambling like an idiot. I hope you don't think I'm nuts or anything. I guess I jumped to conclusions after seeing the video about his involvement in the movie. I'm glad you've been paying attention to the news. I appreciate the info. I hope you're right about the teamy goodness and that it won't be like Bounty where Daniel, Sam and Teal'c were off on their own almost the whole time and were reunited just for a short scene or two. I guess I should try to be positive about it.

Anyway thanks again... I'm not normally this crazy, I've just been in an awful mood today.
maevebran: DanielCrazymaevebran on May 10th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
I understand but I didn't want you depressing yourself further without all the facts. Hope the mood improves. I don'[t think you're nuts. (You want nuts someday ask me about the episode Pegusas Project and you'll get long rants about two really minor character flaws.)

Haven't seen Bounty yet so i don't know how to compare it.

And you have every right to rant, rave, and ramble however you want in your own journal so no worries.
jessm78: long hairjessm78 on May 11th, 2007 08:55 am (UTC)
Well, I really do appreciate that. :) I hope so, too. Maybe with the weekend almost here I'll be able to relax and feel better (it's been a pretty trying week for me). LOL, okay I'm glad you think so. I guess it just shows how much these characters/storylines mean to us.

Oops, didn't mean to spoil you there, but hopefully it wasn't a huge spoiler (and Bounty is on tonight).

Thanks. You're right... I guess I've just been cautious ever since I received that not-so-nice comment a couple of months back.
Sue: buddiessuebsg9 on May 10th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
I thought they rewrote that; he said that in his cast farewell since he wasn't around Brad wrote something diff. So he might not be in those scenes. He said something like that in the cast farewells that we will get angst yet still alive and something we have never seen daniel go through.

And Jess did you notice after Michael got done gushing about Claudia that he did cross his eyes. He likes working with her he has since Prometheus Unbound; to me those two have had more chemistry then Sam and Jack never had. MO!

Their scenes for me are fun; I am still stuck yes I enjoy the shippiness but i get caught on the fence.
maevebran: Daniel Ficmaevebran on May 11th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
They may have rewrote some of it. I'm not sure but still it is a very small portion of the movie to be written around.

I ship Daniel and Vala but like the friendship between Sam and Daniel. (I even ship them at certain points in the series.) I try not to mention it here.
Sue: daniel 200th epssuebsg9 on May 11th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
in the second movie we get to see a different side of the character vulnerable in a way we have never seen him before (scene from avalon part two ) i won't get into specifics but he will go through something never gone through before but be alive which is kinda neat kinda last minute thing brad offered me for the character since i wasn't able to shoot scenes in the artic so its one of these compromises that will be really neat for the character.

see i took that as meaning since he wasn't there for the scenes they wrote something diff for him.

i guess we wait and find out when movie is released or we get more spoilers.

jessm78: grow apartjessm78 on May 11th, 2007 08:51 am (UTC)
I read that transcript and I somehow took it to mean that Daniel will not interact with Sam (and probably not Cam or Jack either) whatsoever in the movie because the writers want us to believe that he despises Sam.

I'm sorry, I guess I'm not making sense again. I just wish you guys wouldn't talk about how great Daniel and Vala are here. I mean it is my LJ and it really depresses me that I have nothing to look forward to in the movies. Maybe Daniel/Sam friendship shouldn't be such a big deal to me, but it is. I can't help it.

I hope I haven't offended you in any way. Everyone can ship whomever they please, but I personally cannot watch the movies if Daniel does not interact at all with his old friends, or treat them as if they are friends and not someone he's holding a grudge against.

Please don't hate me. :(
Sue: arm porn = daniel jacksonsuebsg9 on May 11th, 2007 09:03 am (UTC)

sorry :(

jessm78: Fire and Waterjessm78 on May 11th, 2007 09:15 am (UTC)
It's okay... thanks for the hugs.
jessm78: grow apartjessm78 on May 11th, 2007 08:45 am (UTC)
I did notice that. But I don't understand what that means - crossing his eyes... he was just being light-hearted?

And IMHO... yes I was never crazy about Sam/Jack... but in retrospect I could deal with it a bit more because it was more subtle. To me Daniel/Vala is always shoved in my face and I can't do anything but accept it, that Daniel has the best chemistry of all with Vala and I'm a complete moron for shipping him with anyone else.

Sue: daniel armsuebsg9 on May 11th, 2007 09:09 am (UTC)
Yea he did cross his eyes after saying it so I don't think he meant it seriously. Its right at the very end of after him gushing over her. If you go to watch the farewell again.

And sorry to hear you are depressed :(

{{{{{{{{{{{{huggles again}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}]

jessm78: Fire and Waterjessm78 on May 11th, 2007 09:16 am (UTC)
Ah, I see now. That makes sense in that context then.

Thanks again for the hugs Sue.... ((((hugs back)))) Hopefully I'll feel better once the weekend arrives.
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on May 10th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
*hugs Jess*
jessm78jessm78 on May 11th, 2007 08:53 am (UTC)
Thanks for the hugs Jen. :) It's just one of those days... hopefully with the weekend coming I'll feel better.