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Stargate SG-1 crossover drabble: Pancake Tuesday - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Stargate SG-1 crossover drabble: Pancake Tuesday
This little Stargate SG-1/BtVS ficlet was inspired by reading quite a few ‘Buffy goes through a portal and comes out in the SGC’ fics at ‘Twisting the Hellmouth’. A double drabble, 2 x 100 words, PG13. Warning: character deaths.


Pancake Tuesday


“So, Dawn’s been kidnapped again,” Buffy said, frowning as she stared at the swirling blue surface of the mystical portal. “Must be Tuesday. Okay, who’s with me for the rescue?”

“Made a promise, didn’t I?” Spike reminded her. “I’ll come.”

“Count me in,” Xander volunteered. “Anything for the Dawnster.”

“Oh! And me,” Willow said. “You might need a witch. Especially to get back.”

“The four of us, then,” Buffy said. “Let’s move, before the portal closes. Sitting Bull!”

“That’s ‘Geronimo’, you daft bint,” Spike corrected her, and followed her through the portal. Willow and Xander were only a step behind.

- - - - -


Jack O’Neill strolled into the Stargate control room. “What’s going on, sir?” he asked General Hammond. “I heard the ‘Unscheduled Gate Activation’ alarm a few minutes ago but nothing since.”

“I don’t know much more than you,” Hammond replied. “There were two impacts against the iris shortly after the Gate opened. We still haven’t received any IDC.”

Jack winced. “Unmanned probes?”

“We just don’t know,” Hammond said. As he spoke there were two more impacts against the iris, a pause, and then two more.

“Crap,” Jack muttered. The Gate shut down.

Hammond sighed. “May God have mercy on their souls.”

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Current Location: Cheyenne Mountain
Current Music: Tom Petty, "Learning to Fly"

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artistshipper From: artistshipper Date: October 15th, 2009 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
*Snerk*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 15th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ffutures From: ffutures Date: October 15th, 2009 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)
All too plausible - sometimes stories find a way around it, but usually they forget it...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 15th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed.
edenfalling From: edenfalling Date: October 15th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC) (Link)
The minute I read the title, I knew what was going to happen. *wry* I admit, however, that I did not expect Dawn and her kidnapper to go splat as well.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 15th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I've now managed to kill off every single BtVS character in one or another of my stories.
From: arkeus Date: October 15th, 2009 06:59 am (UTC) (Link)
ahahahah.

Awesome :3
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 15th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
deird1 From: deird1 Date: October 15th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Bwah!

Perfect title.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 15th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 15th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Wouldn't the SGC have detected the TV and radio signals coming through?

There are TV and radio signals basically everywhere on Earth; the SGC would detect them coming through when the gate opened, and would be able to figure out they're coming from Earth pretty quickly. What they'd do then, I don't know.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 15th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wouldn't the SGC have detected the TV and radio signals coming through?

How could they have told them apart from the signals they're receiving all the time? We know they can receive TV signals in the base - Jonas used to watch the Weather Channel, and there have been other episodes when they've watched news reports on the TV - so they probably don't even monitor those frequencies in the Gate room because the signals would be drowned out by ordinary terrestrial channels. In this case it would just be a minute touch of interference as the signals would be a microsecond out of phase with the ones broadcast from closer to the base.
sirernest From: sirernest Date: October 15th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wouldn't the SGC have detected the TV and radio signals coming through?

I think the idea is that the normal terrestrial signals do not penetrate that far underground and and their normal tv programme is relayed to the tv sets in the base by cable from an antenna atop the mountain.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 15th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wouldn't the SGC have detected the TV and radio signals coming through?

I had assumed that the great big shaft they cut into the mountain to allow the Stargate to be lowered into position would allow radio signals to penetrate. It seemed a little odd to me that they'd have such a hole in the mountain - the whole point of Cheyenne Mountain is supposed to be that it can withstand a nuclear bomb, and the hole is a weak point - but it's canon. I still think they wouldn't monitor the commercial channels.

If that's implausible, well, it's a 200-word drabble which I knocked off in 10 minutes, at 06.30 am, for purposes of mild dark humour. Please suspend disbelief accordingly.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 15th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wouldn't the SGC have detected the TV and radio signals coming through?

I had assumed that the great big shaft they cut into the mountain to allow the Stargate to be lowered into position would allow radio signals to penetrate. It seemed a little odd to me that they'd have such a hole in the mountain - the whole point of Cheyenne Mountain is supposed to be that it can withstand a nuclear bomb, and the hole is a weak point - but it's canon. I still think they wouldn't monitor the commercial channels.

If that's implausible, well, it's a 200-word drabble which I knocked off in 10 minutes, at 06.30 am, for purposes of mild dark humour. Please suspend disbelief accordingly.
ponderoid From: ponderoid Date: October 15th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wouldn't the SGC have detected the TV and radio signals coming through?

Thinking about it, it would make sense if the SGC had a whole bunch of detectors focused on the gate, in case of a first contact situation. Any RF energy coming through at all, they should try to decode. And they should be broadcasting their own wide-band RF warning not to attempt to come through the gate. In this case, even if they were listening & broadcasting, it wouldn't save the scoobies, though.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 15th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wouldn't the SGC have detected the TV and radio signals coming through?

I'm not going to re-write it to have Sgt. Harriman report being able to pick up Fox News or the Discovery Channel - I'd never be able to keep it at 200 words. As long as they don't open the iris - which they won't without a positive ID, as the Eurondan expedition splatting in 4.02 'The Other Side' proved - the drabble is close enough for Government work.
ponderoid From: ponderoid Date: October 15th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Wouldn't the SGC have detected the TV and radio signals coming through?

Oh, definitely no point in rewriting a drabble. Didn't mean to imply otherwise. You made a bunch of us think, so that's a Good Thing. :) And you possibly exposed a flaw in the way the characters think/act in canon. ;)
jedibuttercup From: jedibuttercup Date: October 15th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Yeah, that makes more sense, unfortunately, than most of those plots. I have a bad tendency to backbutton instantly whenever I encounter that particular method of crossing the shows over.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 16th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Indeed.
audela From: audela Date: October 15th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ow! Makes sense to me! Do people really use this as a way to crossover to SG1? To come through the gate at Cheyenne Mountain?

BTW, so sorry to have missed your birthday! :grovels: hope it was a good one.

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speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 16th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Yes, they do, far too often.

No need to apologise for missing my birthday; I've missed almost everyone's birthdays lately. It was a work day so, unfortunately, it wasn't really a good one.
evilawyer From: evilawyer Date: October 16th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC) (Link)
That's about what we should expect.

"Sitting Bull!" --- Arf. That's our Buffy.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 16th, 2009 07:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
kerkevik From: kerkevik Date: October 16th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi,

gotta say, this is up there with the best SG-1/BtVS fics.

And can I just say... OUCH!

Very well written
Thank you,
Still under Willow & Tara's spell,
Ray.
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