August 5th, 2003

elijah

it's all part of my secret evil plan of world domination

If I keep posting links to other people's smart thoughts, I will become known as smart by association.

::taps side of nose with wily finger and winks::

Last night I had a little Daniel/Spike fantasy. Which is odd for a few reasons because (1) the landscape in my head has been suffering a sex fantasy drought for several weeks now, and (2)Daniel? and Spike? the hell? I think there are some good possibilities for SG1/BtVS crossovers, because you've got portals, secret military initiatives, bodily possession and suchlike--the Gou'ald are kind of demony, and at least one alien has crash-landed on BtVS. But if there was ever a pairing that just cried out BWAH HA HA HA, it's Daniel/Spike. And not only did I force Daniel into my sordid little fantasy world, it was Amnesia!Daniel with a kind of necrophiliac fetish. I am evil.

But my thought was that Daniel, coming from an area of study--Egyptian culture and history--with a rich mythos surrounding death, would be very interested in what vampires represent in terms of soul and body. Like, the Egyptians believed in all these different aspects of what made up a person. After death, the soul--the "ba"--can come and go, but other elements like the "ka," which is described as a double of a person, remain attached. And the "akh," or spirit, travels to the Underworld for judgment. So does a vampire's akh move on, while his ka remains to help shape his personality, while his *ba*--what? It's characterized like a bird, that flies in and out of the dead person's tomb, so what if instead of hanging out in the ether to be occasionally recaptured in spells, it occasionally flits down to land on a vampire's shoulder and twitter at it?

Also, it was believed that deceased spirits slept in their tombs during the day, and at night accompanied the god Re in his travels through the Underworld.

Anyway, I don't know what I'm trying to get across. But I imagine it possible that Daniel would be fascinated by the idea of preservation after death--especially given how he'd lost Sha're--and the questions of soul and personality and identity. I mean, SG1 is premised on the idea that many Egyptian myths actually described a reality of alien conquest. If you add in the supernatural elements of the Buffyverse, could you reconcile the two in any way?

There was a good crossover story a while back called The Scarab. I liked it quite a lot. Even though, you know, Daniel and Spike did not partake of the gay sex.
elijah

I. Hate. The. F/X. Web. Site. So. Much.

I have always hated their web site and I hate it more every time I go there. I simply want to go view the Nip/Tuck page to see when, other than tonight, they air it, and they won't even let you see their frickin' page unless you have Flash 6.0, so I click their link to DL, and it tells me I've installed it successfully, and I go back, and F/X doesn't recognize that I have it in my browser. And I can do that over and over and over and over....

Whoever designed their site is an asshat. Is, like, the *tophat* of asshats.

Does anyone know the weekly airdates for the show? I'm pretty sure they show it again once or twice.


elijah

gyah.

I am still at work. This is atypical for me, and it's just karma wheeling around, so I'm really not complaining. It's actually kind of nice to feel virtuous for a change, rather than guilty--staying late, putting my nose to the grindstone, living the dot-com dream. But still. Gyah. My brain hurts and is starting to go blank and staticky at odd moments. I don't think I'll be productive much longer. I wish I had the stamina to work through the night, I really do. I briefly contemplated sleeping under my desk--taking little catnaps and then giving bursts of attention to work until tomorrow morning--but I am rather afraid a security guard will find me and things will get complicated. Plus, ow. Cramped, and a hardness of thin carpet.

But I have to be for an 8:30 meeting tomorrow...hmm, no, wait. I could call in from home, go back to sleep for a while, then come in by 10:30 for my one-on-one.

Yeahhh. I've just realized that I'm too sleepy to be amusing. Good night, John Boy.