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11 October 2007 @ 06:12 pm
Season 1 Sparky Week Continues!  
I committed a ficlet in a yahoogroup and am sharing here because I am living in season 1 this week and YOU SHOULD TOO.

Basically, on the once notorious sheppard_n_weir, there was the "omg, whyfore it be called Sparky" FAQ and Liz (no, not that liz, the other liz. No, not that liz... never mind) reported some fandom legends about how it got started (involving the Electric Chemistry of the actors, natch*, but more interestingly, how apparently it was used in a fanfic and Just Caught On).

*natch = naturally, but cooler. Someone asked me that yesterday.

With great care and historical accuracy, that portion of this mythical fanfic has been reconstructed FOR YOU:

"Major Sheppard, seriously, WHY is everyone giggling at us?"

John shrugged. It was sort of starting to get on his nerves. "I have no idea. Ever since you asked me to help you find a way to plug in that desk lamp in your office..."

"Well, that WAS pretty funny." Elizabeth smirked, because she was evil.

"How was I supposed to know it would practically electrocute me!?"

"You need an adapter to go to England, John. I'm pretty sure that just jamming a 120-volt plug into a slightly plug-shaped hole on an Atlantis wall was not the best course of action."

"You say that NOW."

"I said it THEN."

She had, actually, but he glared at her anyway. After all, it was her desk lamp, and she wasn't the one who had to go around for two days smelling like toast.

"Besides, I don't think they're just laughing at you, John," she said, probably to lull him into a false sense of security. "Lieutenant Satterfield and Doctor Fitzroy were talking in the mess this morning, and they went silent when I walked in. Satterfield actually ran out of the room."

"That's... weird."

But then, Satterfield was a heck of a weird kid.

"I don't know," Elizabeth said, waving a hand. "I guess it's good that there's a rumor mill. It will make Atlantis feel more like home."

While John agreed with her, morale-wise, he'd really appreciate it if he were let in on the joke. And, if the snippet he'd overheard while walking past the infirmary the day before about what Doctor Weir and Major Sheppard might *really* have been doing to "make sparks fly" (and knock out all the power to the control tower too, oops).... well, if that was the rumor, he'd be a lot less annoyed if it were actually true.

"I'll fix it," he told Elizabeth. There was probably a regulation somewhere about not speculating on your superiors' sex lives -- or lack of same -- right? There totally had to be.

"I don't care about that," she said. "As for the other thing, Rodney said he'll fix my lamp -- and the, uh, black spot on my office wall."

Wasn't that sort of work typically "below" Doctor McKay? "That's awfully nice of him."

"Oh, it's not out of the goodness of his heart. I gave him something in return."

He didn't like the way she was looking at him. Not at all. She couldn't possibly have *actually* done something with Doctor McKay, could she have? No...

"What?" he asked, and his voice squeaked a little damningly.

Doctor Weir practically chirped: "I told him he could call you Sparky for the rest of the mission."


And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how rumors get started.
 
 
am: werk
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miera_c: puppymiera_c on October 12th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
*moves back into S1 with you*

I like it here. Even if Lizzie doesn't have her long pretty hair.
Havochavocthecat on October 12th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
Isn't there some kind of universe out there where Lizzie had long, pretty hair first season and nothing else was different?
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entertaining in a disturbing way: Sparky revolutionlyssie on October 12th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
*dies laughing* I DO LOVE YOU SO.
Little Red: sga - pwnd! - A.j.mylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
CAN I HAVE YOUR ICON????
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peanutbutterer: Sheppeanutbutterer on October 12th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
Hee. I love your John's mind.
Little Red: sga - sw season two! - A.j.mylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
I can't wait for him to start having regular sex with Elizabeth. Because his mind is going to be just such a fun happy place. *looks forward to Little Red's Imaginary Season Two*
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Little Red: sga - shep involved - _wwsd_mylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC)
Don't you just hate it when you're, like, this macho guy, and you're trying to impress this girl by helping her set up her office, and then you end up with your eyebrows on fire? I totally do.
A.j.: atlantisotpaj on October 12th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
"What?" he asked, and his voice squeaked a little damningly.

Because he's a Smart Boy and knows that Elizabeth can pwn him easily. *pets him*
Little Red: sga - lizzie slightly evil - lilwitchymylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
"I'm not sure why I fear you. But all natural instincts tell me that I should."
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rogue equestrian: SGA:: Sparky Footsieelvinborn on October 12th, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
*snork*
you rocketh mightily
Little Red: sga - sw happiness - jeepnymylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2007 05:20 am (UTC)
Why thank you. I will continue to do my best to rock in my spare time at work. <3

It will totally be SPARKY OCTOBER.

Now I must attempt to figure out from where my dog is conjuring doggie kibble, because there should be none, but every few minutes I hear crunching. Is possible the rats are feeeding her kernels of corn.
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if i could, i'd punch you into paralysis!: [SGA] John/Elizabethgrenadine on October 12th, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
Heeeee!

Knowing the Actual Origin Story of Sparky makes this even more hilarious.
Little Red: sga - sw anywhere - calleigh_jmylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
What I'm wondering, though, is if there ever really WAS a fic that used "Sparky" and claimed to be the origin. FURTHER SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION may need to ensue.
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Havoc: john/lizzie/teylahavocthecat on October 12th, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
*eyes icon*

*thinks*

Dude. Yeah. We can totally squeeze Ronon in there with no problems.
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Jo. R: SGA SW John - good to hear voicedriftingatdusk on October 12th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
You. Completely. Rock.

*loves fic, loves you, loves them*

I now feel the need to rewatch S1 for the shippy goodness.
NEXT TIME I'M IN CHURCH, PLEASE NO PHOTOS: sga: not making this updaygloparker on October 12th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH

Sparky is SO OLD that it started on a YAHOOGROUPS, MAN. That's where the magic happens.

I still have this exact same icon, too. OH GOD WHY DID THIS HAPPEN TO US, WHY
YB: pic#66444698justhere1971 on October 13th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
I just finished watching Season 1 again. I miss them.

_I am new around these parts, is it ok if I friend you?
Little Red: sga - sw do sex - unrehearsed_mylittleredgirl on October 13th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
Hello! Welcome! You can totally friend me. :)

Season One is LOVE. I tend to adore Season Ones of every teevee show everywhere, but Atlantis is especially loveworthy.

*pops over to your journal to investigate you*
Nike: Sparkynikej on October 13th, 2007 11:10 am (UTC)
Heee! *so much love* YAY SEASON ONE!
Cait: SGA: Sparky {Mindsexing}tater_mae on October 16th, 2007 07:19 am (UTC)
YOU JUST MADE MY NIGHT!!!

Oh S1, i love you SO much!!

there needs to be more fic like this in the world!!