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Diana Dru Botsford
19 November 2012 @ 07:13 pm

Originally published at Diana Dru Botsford. You can comment here or there.

Further absurdness ensues in our celebration of The Drift‘s release to paperback and the completion the Stargate Atlantis Legacy series from Melissa Scott & Jo Graham.  This next round  kicks off with none other than Rodney McKay.  Read McKay’s emails and then come back here for Col. Carter and Daniel Jackson’s replies…

To: rodney.mckay@atlantis.af.smil.mil
From: sam.carter@hammond.af.smil.mil
CC: daniel.jackson@sgc.af.smil.mil
Subject: RE: Ascension

Really up to my eyeballs at the moment, Rodney. Just ask Daniel, I’m sure he forgives you.

After years of squirreling around, I’ve managed to make a half-way decent computer model of the Ancients’ photon emitter. You know, the one we found on Yu’s planet. Can’t wait to finish rendering the model this weekend, oh and…

If Daniel isn’t up for an ascension pow-wow, you could always ask General O’Neill.

Or maybe that’s not such a hot idea. What exactly is going on out there?

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To: rodney.mckay@atlantis.af.smil.mil
From: daniel.jackson@sgc.af.smil.mil
CC: sam.carter@hammond.af.smil.mil

Subject: RE: Ascension

Yeah, I wouldn’t recommend talking to Jack about Ascension — he’s not too keen on sharing what happened during his brief encounter. He did, however, make it clear that ‘fooling around’ behind the Others backs can get a rogue Ascended Being in trouble… Or cause trouble.  I’m never quite sure with Jack – he’s not exactly an open book.

Look, Rodney — whatever is going on, you need to let us help you. I’d offer to come to Atlantis, but my plate’s full. Can you come here?

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To: residentgeniusofatlantis@gmail.com
From: scarter85@gmail.com

Subject: Ascending

>>>>I know you’re wondering how I got this email

Just… don’t do it again. Ever. I’m a click away from shipping you a carton of lemons.

 

A shout out to Matt Lathrom for his awesome coding genius.

 
 
Diana Dru Botsford

Originally published at Diana Dru Botsford. You can comment here or there.

The paperback edition for The Drift comes out on Wednesday and if that’s not reason enough to celebrate…

In the spirit of turkeys, stuffing, sweet potatoes (and a few glasses of scotch thrown in for good measure),  Stargate Atlantis Legacy novelist Melissa Scott and I have put our collective skulls together to provide you with a bit of ‘what-if’ — a few rounds of email between the Stargate Atlantis team (brought to you by Melissa) and  the SG-1 team (and General Jack O’Neill, of course!) brought to you by… me.  (and yep, if you’ve read the books, there’s a few chestnuts… Or I should say “Easter Eggs” in these emails).

Below you’ll find Teal’c's not-so-happy response to a rather terse email from SGA team member Ronon Dex which you can read over on Melissa’s site.

To: j.oneill@hs.pentagon.af.mil
From: teal.c@sgc.af.smil.mil
Subject: FW: RE: Requested Copy of Mission Report on P2V-772

O’Neill.

At your request, I obtained what can only be defined as a preliminary report from Ronon Dex in regards to the Atlantis expedition’s encounters with the Wraith. While I admire the former Wraith Runner’s fighting skills, this report provides little intelligence regarding the enemy in question. I must regrettably ask for your assistance if we are to better understand this foe.

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To: john.sheppard@atlantis.af.smil.mil
From: j.oneill@hs.pentagon.af.mil

Subject: RE: Requested Copy of Mission Report on P2V-772

Sheppard,

Sounds like someone’s got a team member who doesn’t wanna play nice and share. What’s the deal? Do you want a one-way ticket back to Earth? Even with the chair gone, I’m sure McMurdo wouldn’t mind another warm body around.  Especially one who just happens to have that damned ATA gene.  They’d love your help poking around the lower levels at the Antarctic outpost. Plenty of doohickeys down there. Trust me, I know.

Either get Teal’ what he wants or pack your bags. Don’t forget your fleece.

Next up:  Read Sam Carter & Daniel Jackson’s replies to Rodney McKay.

A shout out to Matt Lathrom for his awesome coding genius.