(I should point out that this is not the same calendar as the one that keeps assigning random holidays to Australia that no one actually in Australia seems to have heard of. Apparently I have a collection of interesting calendars.)
... oh. Google informs me that this is an actual holiday, and were I Catholic or Anglican I would've known about it, and that I probably shouldn't be giggling at it.
This is a really interesting and cool gen Atlantis ficlet. It reminds me of Voyager and the White Star and how much I really dig on the idea of sort-of-living ships. I can't believe I didn't put two and two together before with the Ancient gene technology and figured out that this is high on the list of reasons why I love this show. Read and go "oooooh."
This is not a surprising fic kink with me, considering that I assign personality and sentience and feelings to inanimate objects all the time. (Behold the unlikely connection between The Velveteen Rabbit and Stargate: Atlantis.)
(aside: meyerlemon was going off -- rightfully,