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17 February 2007 @ 09:13 pm
A Sam Carter poll!  
Yo, flisters, your opinion!

HYPOTHETICALLY, if I were, say, writing a fic with Sam Carter in it. And if she were going tobe pissed off at the SGC/US, and leave Earth to settle on some other planet (it wouldn't end up for long, but when she chooses it might be forever), where would she go?

My thinking is that she would want to go to a world with technology (no point living rough if you have a choice), a world where she could contribute (she needs work), and is friendly. This is set in S.8, so there's no Ori yet, only Anubis/Baal.

So far I have the possibilities of:
- Langara (Kelowna). Pro: Jonas is there and he can help. Con: the government of Kelowna. Plus, Baal has a known interest in the planet.

- Pangar (from 'Cure', where SG-1 found Egeria). Pro: their tech was near-Earth level. They'd likely be grateful for her expertise. Con: don't know all that much about their international situation. Their government seemed somewhat militant as well.

- The planet(s) from Space Race. Pro: Very advanced. Inter-species friendliness. could probably find work with one of the corporations. Con: extremely commercialized society. Might not be interested in her skills very much.

- Tagrea. (from Memento) Pro: near Earth tech level. Con: um...? Sam would likely know a lot more than we the audience about what what the planet's like, but I can't think of a con except maybe a few Heru'ur cultists.

- ??? any place else you can think of?

(eliminated from contention: Euronda, the planet from Sentinel)
ETA: also eliminated for story reasons: Atlantis, and the Tok'ra

Poll #929723 Sam's Home away from home

Where should Sam go?

the Space Race planet(s)
Other (will tell you in comments)
I just like filling out a poll, even if I don't know!
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lizardbeth: Sam alonelizardbeth_j on February 18th, 2007 06:02 am (UTC)
Not that I have this all planned out (and it may very well not come to pass at all)-- but she has a bad,extremely bitter break with the SGC. She wouldn't be in hiding, but unless they kidnap her, she's not going back, and they know it.

So I started thinking but then I couldn't decide. Langara at least has the advantage that I simply know more about it. (although she's bringing company, so Jonas is not gonna get some in this, sorry *g*) So I thought I'd ask if anyone else had some other reasoning, since mine wasn't helping.

Further ideas?
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lizardbeth: Teal'clizardbeth_j on February 19th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
That's a good point about the friends there too and the anonymity. hmmm...

Of course that would require me to rewatch Space Race,which is not my, um, most favorite episode of S.8.

OH THE SACRIFICES we make for fanfic, I tell you! *g*
Just Another Nutty Fangirlaudreyscastle on February 19th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
Further ideas: I want to read it. :-D
lizardbeth: Maleklizardbeth_j on February 19th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
Well, don't get too excited. *g* I've resolved to finish Tartarus first. If I let that one languish much longer no one's gonna remember the first ones (or all the Tok'ra fans will migrate away and no one will be left to read it!).
entertaining in a disturbing way: PILOTSlyssie on February 18th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
I... honestly have no idea.
lizardbeth: Sam-Cam kisslizardbeth_j on February 18th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
*pokes* c'mon. pick one. Sam is pissed with Earth and she's packing. Where's she gonna go?
entertaining in a disturbing way: PILOTSlyssie on February 18th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
Atlantis, then.

Or someplace completely new. Or, to be masochistic, somewhere like Edora.
lizardbeth: Teylalizardbeth_j on February 18th, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)
Atlantis is a good idea. (see, prodding works!). I'll have to mull that over. hm.

Edora. oh, you are funny.
lizardbeth: Baal- insiderslizardbeth_j on February 18th, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
no, on second thought, I need to edit the post, but Atlantis wouldn't work because it's still a part of the SGC. And the SGC/US is why she's leaving.

Edora is still funny though. I might make up a place. The others are so much alike, it's kind of hard to choose.
entertaining in a disturbing way: Kara the bitchlyssie on February 18th, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)

I like putting Sam on islands in the Bahamas, too.
Telstelscha on February 18th, 2007 07:22 am (UTC)
how about to the Tok'ra? They would hide her. After all she does contain jolinar's memories ;)
lizardbeth: Markuslizardbeth_j on February 18th, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
You had no way of knowing this, since I was keeping the post vague, but the Tok'ra (or at least specifically Jacob) are a part of the problem. This is for a sequel to Hiding in Starlight, and let's just say neither Jacob nor O'neill and Co are particularly pleased with Sam's new boyfriend...

So she and Reigar/Malek are packing to go find some place they can live in peace. Pangar has the advantage of owing Malek too, so that's probably what I'll end up with, but I wanted to see what else people might come up with.
ekaterina@dreamwidthvorblessing on February 18th, 2007 08:03 am (UTC)
Tho I like the idea of her being able to seek out Jonas for help and comfort, I don't think she would want to stay in Kelowna: the political situation is so rocky, the Baal thing, blah blah blah. Maybe she could stop there first, ask Jonas' help covering her tracks, and move to the next stage of her escape? I voted Pangar for two reasons: first, I would love to hear Sam's thoughts when confronted again with what happened there (all the might-have-beens that never will be because of Egeria's death; all the things that never would have been possible if not for tretonin, assuming it had been adapted for Jaffa use by the timeframe you had in mind) and second, I really liked the girl that Jonas was making eyes at the whole episode. I want to know what happened to her. She's a secondary character about whom we know enough for you to not have to create one more out of whole cloth, but not so much that you can't do pretty much whatever you want with her. Also? So cute. But that's not likely to be of interest to Sam. Now if Jonas came along to help get her settled.... Nevermind. That's probably another story entirely. Did Pangar and the SGC stay close, what with the tretonin and all? Would they look for her there? I think she would not want her hosts to have to suffer any sort of political repercusiion for granting her asylum. Anyway, good luck with the bunnies!
lizardbeth: Sam alonelizardbeth_j on February 18th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
Pangar is the front runner at the moment, mostly because Sam's traveling with Reigar/Malek (this is for the Hiding in Starlight sequel, btw). so the Egeria thing definitely is a factor. The Pangarans also owe him for fixing the tretonin, so I think they'd give the couple refuge.

Except for Jonas, there's really nothing in Kelowna. She knows them almost too well, maybe. Their political situation is annoying on its good days, and she could fear getting dragged into it.

Thanks for your thoughts! It's always good to throw the bunny out to the crowd and see where it goes.
ekaterina@dreamwidthvorblessing on February 19th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
HUZZAH! I hope this goes somewhere; I would very much like to see that sequel. (Because the first one was beautiful, and hot like a burning thing, o my goodness yes.)