it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

  • Mood:

My plans suck. People die. It's always a mess.

1x02, "Exodus from Genesis" (26 March 1999)

In which Moya and her crew hide from a Peacekeeper scout ship, Rygel paints a self-portrait and Zhaan improves it, Zhaan comforts Crichton, and Aeryn gets hoooot. Moya is infested with space roaches, Pilot and D'Argo squabble, and identity confusion is the order of the day. Pilot opens the ship to space. D'Argo is the only one who isn't hot--although Zhaan may disagree--and D'Argo is in the rare position of talking some sense into John. Peacekeepers have Australian accents! Drink!

This one actually hangs together well, and I love John's solution to the paired problems.

Also, full of love for everybody quarreling and touch and firming into a gestalt.

Farts:
Bodily fluids: blood (Aeryn), space cockroach ichor, space-cockroach-ichor vomit (!Zhaan)
Random muppets: Many, many space-cockroaches.
Worldbuilding weirdness: We can't outrun a command carrier? Since when!
Deaths of named characters:
Moments of sheer joy: "Never swallow the dentic;" John's pet DRD; "Oh, we call them linebackers. Or serial killers. Depends on whether they're professional or amateur;" "Another reasons Sebaceans hate his world;" D'Argo cuts Moya, the DRD cuts D'Argo; !Zhaan beating up John; !Aeryn beating up John; D'Argo and John bonding over Rygel abuse; "That is a compliment;" John meets himself coming and going for the first time of n; "That's why Eddie Marx kicked your ass in the seventh grade!" "My body has functions!" "A friend would do this for me. Family would do it swiftly." "Do it." Oh, my love for Aeryn knows no bounds.

"Time and patience? Is that your answer to everything?"
"Yes."

Oh, Zhaan.

Tags: rape of john crichton
Subscribe

  • (no subject)

    A draft, a veritable draft. 3300 words today to finish off my untitled Shirley Jackson inspired SF story, which was supposed to be 7000 words and is…

  • home's a long long way from us

    WIJHKTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!! With extra letters. I just finished and handed in a draft of "Perfect Gun," a mil-SF short story about a boy…

  • gotta get behind the mule in the morning and plow.

    ( Reposted from Patreon) Over the next ten days, under the auspices of Slate, Héctor Tobar, Ben H. Winters, Nisi Shawl, Saladin Ahmed,…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 28 comments

  • (no subject)

    A draft, a veritable draft. 3300 words today to finish off my untitled Shirley Jackson inspired SF story, which was supposed to be 7000 words and is…

  • home's a long long way from us

    WIJHKTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!! With extra letters. I just finished and handed in a draft of "Perfect Gun," a mil-SF short story about a boy…

  • gotta get behind the mule in the morning and plow.

    ( Reposted from Patreon) Over the next ten days, under the auspices of Slate, Héctor Tobar, Ben H. Winters, Nisi Shawl, Saladin Ahmed,…