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20 September 2007 @ 11:51 am
Stargate Creation Con (NJ) update and musings...  
Just found out that Kate Hewlett will be attending the con on Sunday to promote her new play.  It would be cool if David could make it too but just seeing her would be good too.  I wonder how many more guests they are going to add (since this is supposed to be the last con in this area... although strider6 found out from Creation that they are looking for another hotelvenue/whatever in that area for the future, so that sounds promising).  Really hoping that no one will have to cancel. 

I've been thinking about this way too much.  I even have a question in mind that I want to ask Michael.  Basically something like this:

"You probably get asked lots of questions about Daniel and Vala, so I thought I'd be different and ask a question about Daniel and Sam.  I was disappointed that the past couple of seasons they didn't interact very much.  Amanda Tapping has said that she missed the Sam and Daniel interaction in S9 and 10, that they've always had such a nice friendship.  I was wondering, do you think that, at the end of the day, they are still as close friendship-wise as they've been in seasons past? And might we have any friendship moments to look forward to in the movies?"

What do you guys think? Do you think I can get away with asking a question like this without him ridiculing or making some incest crack (even though it's only a friendship question)?  I'm not trying to diss him or anything when I say this, but it just seems like the "cool" thing nowadays is Daniel and Vala, and I'm worried that if anyone asks a question about Daniel and any other woman, even if it involves only friendship, that it will be greatly mocked or something.  I had to laugh because a while back I was reading a report from the Chicago con, and he was asked lots of Daniel/Vala questions, and someone had asked how many women Daniel has kissed on the show.  There was some audience participation and at one point he said "Did he ever kiss Carter? No..."  I don't know if he has a selective memory or just totally forgot, but that wasn't true because he did kiss her in 2010.  Unless he's talking about some wild, passionate kiss.  Another thing that sort of made me laugh when reading the report is that last year I was told by many people that Michael just doesn't like any shipping/slashing on the show, yet he didn't seem to have any problem whatsoever with all the Daniel/Vala questions.

I guess there's really no point to agonizing so much over this.  I think it might be hard enough asking since I'm a pretty shy person anyway, but I'd really like someone to ask since no one really ever asks about Daniel and Sam at cons anyway (and if they do they probably get the "I hate all ships except D/V" type of response).  Again I mean no disrespect toward MS when I say all this.  It's just that all the highlighting of D/V at cons lately gets old to me and I'd like to ask about Daniel and his other friends.

*sigh* In the words of Sam Carter, "I know, I think too much."
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
annikamalfoyannikamalfoy on September 20th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
I always thought MS would be a nice guy, but you make it sound like he isn't.

That would be a really good question. I think you should ask it. It's a friendship question and not a 'shippy' question. If I was going I'd ask for you (and me. and SD shippers everywhere), but I cant afford to. ::pouts::

Seems like a lot of people are jumping on the Vaniel bandwagon. I wonder how many of those people actually like DV or are just conforming to conform.

And I don't think you think too much. 'Cause if you do, than I do and I don't think I think too much. (Though others may disagree...)
jessm78: Danieljessm78 on September 20th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
Well he was the first time I saw him at a con, but then I keep thinking about what he said circa S9 in some magazine article. He said something about it being such a treat to have CB working with them, and how it was sort of a drag when AT came back and they had to get back into another routine. I guess it could've been a harmless comment, but I thought it was a bit mean when I read it.

Maybe if I apologize and say I'm a little nervous before starting the question, he'll go a bit easy on me.

I dunno, it seems like a lot of newer fans love Vaniel. Some are huge CB fans and followed her over from Farscape, and love it when she gets lots of screentime. And most of that is when she's with Daniel. Then there are some who just out and out hate Sam and think Vala is so cool and they love her chemistry with Daniel or whatever. I was reading some other forum back when Beachhead first aired, and I couldn't believe all the catty and nasty things they said about Sam, like "how dare she call Vala a backup singer! *She* is the backup singer and Vala is the real member of SG-1!" And a few other choice words. *shakes head*

Heh, thanks. I tend to obsess over certain things too much I guess. And the con isn't until Nov. 3rd.
Working for the Mandroid: The Kiss (Sam/Daniel)moonshayde on September 20th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
I read some articles way back in S9 and I never got that impression from MS. I think it's obvious that MS has a bit of a crush on CB because hse is so spunky and charismatic. (I like CB, myself). And I think he was having a lot of fun on the set with her. Cb made her exit as AT came back, though, so it's easy to equate AT=no fun and CB=fun even if that's not true. And I can't see that being true because AT, MS, and CJ are extremely close.

And it's hard but you have to ignore the real hard Vala and Daniel/Vala diehards (the crazy ones anyway). I have reasons for disliking a few but I won't get into that on LJ ;)
jessm78jessm78 on September 20th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, when you put it that way I guess it makes some sense. From all I've heard he does seem to be very close to her and CJ. I remember reading somewhere that on the last day of filming the three of them went into the briefing room and looked out at the Stargate, just the three of them sharing a quiet moment. I thought that was nice.

Yeah I am trying hard to ignore them. They definitely don't represent all of the D/V and Vala diehards. I know some who are very polite and tolerant of other views.
Working for the Mandroid: SG1moonshayde on September 20th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
I've found him to be nice. He's one of those people that if you're nice to him, he's nice to you. if you testy with him, he'll give it right back. And he comabts a bit of shyness with having a snarky stage persona.

I think a lot of people jump onto ships that seem more overt than subtle. Which is just how it goes. Shame though, because I think subtly works really well.
majorsamfan: ThinkyJackmajorsamfan on September 20th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
Well, knowing Michael as I do, there may be mockage no matter what is asked. :D

However, you could rephrase it and say/ask,
Many of us have enjoyed the friendship amongst SG-1 teammates through the years. Will we see more of the 10-year friendship between the original team members, especially Sam and Daniel, portrayed in the up-coming movies?
jessm78: Danieljessm78 on September 20th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
*grin* That is a very good point.

Thinking of it, that's probably a better way to phrase it. Maybe he'll respond more favorably to it. Thanks. :)
Working for the Mandroid: Readmoonshayde on September 20th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
It sounds fine to me. MS likes to snark since that is his stage persona but if you frame the question around friendship, you'll do fine. I don't think he likes it much when ship or slash questions are shoved down his throat. But friendship questions I can't se ehim having a problem with.

And yes, he panders toward Daniel/Vala a lot lately. I don't know if it's because it's popular with fans or because he has a crush on CB. I think it's a bit of both. But even so, I think if you do it politely, it'll be fine. He's close to AT and CJ, after all.
jessm78: hairsprayjessm78 on September 20th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) Yeah, I've heard how much he likes to snark as part of his stage persona. But I guess it would be fine to ask a question pertaining to friendship.

I think you may be right about that. One of the forums I hang out at, I know a lot of people who went to that con were D/V shippers so I guess I could see him catering a bit to them, but I bet he may have a crush on CB too (I certainly thought so from some of his TV Guide blog entries). I can only wonder what went on at DragonCon, with him sitting between CB and Lexa.

But anyway, yeah I'd be totally polite about it. I'm pretty shy anyway so I'll probably sound a bit awkward asking it and I'd hate to overstep my bounds or anything like that.