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Five Five Things in five different fandoms

I just went along and prompted myself, dirty as that sounds.

Five stupid things Bruce did between Crime Alley and Year One (at least by his account)

1. Later that night, he tried to ease his pain by going to sleep.

He hadn't counted on his dreams.

2. Leslie had given Alfred a list with three psychologists she trusted. He spent months with them that, with hindsight, would have been better used starting his training earlier.

3. The FBI. A waste of time the entry exams, a waste of time the weeks in there, a waste of time having to erase himself from the records afterward.

4. Having sex with Cain. Judging by Cassandra's skill, those were hours that would have been better used getting more training from the man.

5. So many years later, a small, shameful part of himself still hopes that some day there will be a criminal plot that he will unlock with his knowledge of the Klingon language.


Five *other* mistakes House thinks he has made (which he will acknowledge aloud five weeks after he's dead)

1. Once, somebody who ought to have known better said an obvious non sequitur, but House let it go without comment. There were attenuating circumstances -at the moment, House was nineteen and was caressing the leg of the man's daughter under the table- but he still has regrets about that.

2. Having an infarction was a very stupid thing to do. The fact that it was theoretically through no fault of his own is absolutely beside the point. Stupid is stupid.

3. Hiring Cameron. It's not that she isn't an acceptable doctor, or that she won't be a good one after House is done with her. But there were other people he could have chosen for breaking into true skill, and some of those choices would have spared him at least half of Wilson's sad, reproachful looks.

4. Choosing a Vicodin addiction instead of disabling pain wasn't a mistake. Fooling himself into believing that his options and election had been other than those was.

5. That thing he did to Stacy. He just isn't sure which one. Hopes there is only one.


Five things I hope aren't true about the people in Stargate


1. Bob, Steve, Mike... all names of boys who bullied John when he was a little kid.

2. It's not that Teyla is staging a coup against Dr. Weir. She's just putting herself in a place where, should Dr. Weir's leadership be no longer tenable, she will be capable of doing her job adequately. For everybody's sake.

3. Regarding #2, Teyla didn't had to decide to do this. She started doing it from the first moment she entered the City, and has the strange, unsettling feeling that Dr. Weir, for some reason, isn't aware of this.

4. There is an old man -once a minor teacher in one of the multiple sidelines in young Rodney's staggering school years- who Rodney will never, ever again be alone in a room with. Even if the alternative involved being trapped in a puddlejumper under the ocean with a Replicator and a Wraith.

5. If Rodney *were* in a room alone with that old man, the man would probably just sit in a chair while Rodney, silent and tense, would practically hide in a corner of the room. But not giving his back to the man. Never.

6. If John entered that room and saw Rodney's face, he would kill the old man on the spot with his bare hands without needing to ask Rodney anything. They would never talk about the incident, or feel the need to.


Five facts some Star Trek characters will never tell anybody.

1. Troi thinks that Riker isn't really an *awesome* lover, but he thinks he is, and that's also very enjoyable.

2. Nobody with the middle name 'Tiberius' could be wholly ignorant of Roman history, but James T. Kirk tries to avoid the topic as much as possible. He has thought about the chances he would have against the rest of Starfleet -with the Enterprise, the forces in the galaxy who know the Federation only through him, and Spock's many talents- and he doesn't like the odds he'd have. Too good for his comfort.

3. Most days, Dr. Bashir hates his father for having genetically enhanced him. Some days, he hates him because he didn't enhance him more.

4. After coming back to life, Spock found that his body lacked the scars he had once had, so he recreated them. It seemed the logical thing to do.

5. The Borg never had a queen until Q gave them one.


Five things Cable fears

1. That his island utopia isn't a hopeful plan, but inward-looking nostalgia for a future he never experienced but was told had once almost existed.

2. That one day he will stagger out of a time portal, hurt, insane, lost, find by accident a Celestial ship, and *become* Apocalypse. He doesn't really has any specific reason to fear that this could happen, but he has been around, and knows the ways in which the universe seems to work. Something not unlike "sadistic, wrenching irony" is one of them.

3. That one day Wade Wilson will put together all the pieces in his head... and won't make the decision Cable is counting on (and keeping Wade alive for).

4. Mutant flying radioactive vampire snakes. The records he studied were garbled, so he doesn't know if the invasion came in late 2016 or late 2006. He's hoping it's 2016, because they apparently were *real* bad.

5. That maybe the Askani fucked up the timelines so he will never die.

It seems like something they'd do.

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razorsmile
Sep. 9th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
I don't get Kirk #2. Batman is funny, Cable is scary.
__marcelo
Sep. 9th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
I don't get Kirk #2. Um, the idea is that he knows or thinks that he could take over the Federation, at least in a military/"Cesar" sense. Probably it's just that I'm reading a book on Cicero and the late Republic political stuff, so I'm in that mood :P.

Batman is funny, Cable is scary. That's also true in a general sense, you know :). Well, comparatively.
razorsmile
Sep. 9th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
general sense

Heh. Batman could be scary in the same way if he wanted. He doesn't, of course.
thete1
Sep. 9th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
... and now I want Cable fic from you. *eyes self* I haven't wanted Cable fic of any *kind* in *years*.

Meanwhile, your Bruce five things made me gurgle a bit.
razorsmile
Sep. 9th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)
Yessss, Cable psych_30 is in your future, marcelo ...
__marcelo
Sep. 9th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
You... you...

And he isn't even *taken*, dammit.
__marcelo
Sep. 9th, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
I... haven't written Cable fic in ever. *eyes you and razorsmile*.

If, months from now, this ends causing really bad Cable fic, I'll be blaming you. Which means you'll probably have to travel back in time to stop me or something like that.

roachspit
Sep. 9th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
I love your Bruce. And your House. And Kirk and Spock. And I don't even know Cable or the Next Generation or Atlantis, but I love them, too.

Also, you. Because you're so lovable. Or something.
__marcelo
Sep. 9th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
*preens, excusably*
rubynye
Sep. 9th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
So many years later, a small, shameful part of himself still hopes that some day there will be a criminal plot that he will unlock with his knowledge of the Klingon language.

and I began to whoop.

After coming back to life, Spock found that his body lacked the scars he had once had, so he recreated them. It seemed the logical thing to do.

And I began to scream, and when I had caught my breath, to read aloud to my roommates.

__marcelo
Sep. 9th, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC)
*wins* I love Vulcans, but kind of fear them, too.
alixtii
Sep. 9th, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
he doesn't like the odds he'd have. Too good for his comfort.

Powerful stuff.
__marcelo
Sep. 9th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I was reading a book on Cicero and the late Republic when I wrote that, so I pretty much had to go there. I've never been anything but shallowly fannish about the Star Trek universe, but, from the little I know, I have no idea of how the military/political processes work in there.
katarik
Sep. 9th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, BRUCE.

Klingon. Eee!

The psychologists. Oh, Leslie. You tried.

CAIN. ksdfsj

Sleep. Oh, Bruce, honey.
__marcelo
Sep. 9th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
Klingon. Eee!

The very existence of Batman makes me suspect that, had Crime Alley never happened, Bruce would have grown a dorkey, possibly fannish guy.
sockich
Sep. 10th, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)
Bruce! Psychologists! Cain! KLINGON! Bruce! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The House ones made me lol. I especially loved the first two. *g*
__marcelo
Sep. 10th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
:D Glad you liked these! I'm in love with practically each and every piece of canon for Bruce between Crime Alley and his return to Gotham. Sadly, there's not much -not nearly enough- fic for the period.
cosmicastaway
Sep. 10th, 2006 07:28 am (UTC)
Bruce knowing Klingon makes me laugh. I can also see Tim having conversations with Bats while others are around, just to screw with some heads.

They'd both like it.

And the Cable ones are...wow. I'm just falling for him now.

So many good fandoms!
__marcelo
Sep. 10th, 2006 11:32 am (UTC)
Bruce knowing Klingon makes me laugh. I can also see Tim having conversations with Bats while others are around, just to screw with some heads.

They'd both like it.


*dies*
cosmicastaway
Sep. 11th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam
__marcelo
Sep. 11th, 2006 10:55 am (UTC)
buy' ngop!

(To my eternal disgrace, I had to Google, as I don't speak a word of Klingon myself.)
cosmicastaway
Sep. 11th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
((you think I knew that by heart? I had to google "klingon phrases" to find it. i'm sadly not that skilled of a geek *le sigh*))
caiusmajor
Sep. 11th, 2006 12:20 am (UTC)
I like *most* of these, but Bruce knowing Klingon just *wins*.
__marcelo
Sep. 11th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
:D I think that could also work for "Five things Bruce is honestly embarrassed about."
not_sally
Sep. 11th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
5. So many years later, a small, shameful part of himself still hopes that some day there will be a criminal plot that he will unlock with his knowledge of the Klingon language.
*gigglesnorts*

1. Once, somebody who ought to have known better said an obvious non sequitur, but House let it go without comment. There were attenuating circumstances -at the moment, House was nineteen and was caressing the leg of the man's daughter under the table- but he still has regrets about that.
this was more of a guffaw mixed with some serious blushing and a rolls eyes thrown in for comfort.

1. Bob, Steve, Mike... all names of boys who bullied John when he was a little kid.
Here I decided I loved you. (dorky tiny!John, in seriously uncool Harry Potter glasses, and equally messy hair, being pushed around the school yard by older kids than him that called him stupid names like Math Whiz. Totally aww and someone write this, please?)

Then Came #4. There I decided I was going to kill you. By #5 I thought about doing it slowly. And on #6, well, I didn't forgive you, but I felt slightly better. *grumbles*

I loved the Star Trek ones. But...
5. The Borg never had a queen until Q gave them one.

STOP FUCKING WITH MY BRAIN. We don't have time to write, we have finals on Wednesday. Cut. It. Out.

You big meanie.
__marcelo
Sep. 11th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
this was more of a guffaw mixed with some serious blushing and a rolls eyes thrown in for comfort. Wow, talk about complex side effects *g*

Here I decided I loved you. (dorky tiny!John, in seriously uncool Harry Potter glasses, and equally messy hair, being pushed around the school yard by older kids than him that called him stupid names like Math Whiz. Totally aww and someone write this, please?) *hugs tiny!John* And then he grows up, and possibly nobody ever intimidates him as much as they did, until he meets the Wraith, and the nicknames are as much about getting back at the boys as about anything else.

Then Came #4. There I decided I was going to kill you. By #5 I thought about doing it slowly. And on #6, well, I didn't forgive you, but I felt slightly better. *grumbles* *nods* I kind of deserve that. It was just... Rodney's twitching and defensiveness and *thing* and John's... I really, really want to put them somewhere *safe* (when usually the kind of people I fic about are people I want to be safe *from* :) ).

5. The Borg never had a queen until Q gave them one.

STOP FUCKING WITH MY BRAIN. We don't have time to write, we have finals on Wednesday. Cut. It. Out.


It's a defense mechanism. I'm scared silly, I want company! *g*

PS: After wednesday, feel totally free to come with some reason why Q did that, besides messing up with Picard's head.
not_sally
Sep. 11th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
You suck.
*hugs you*
Now, back to studying.
dessieoctavia
Nov. 30th, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
All of this was good.

4. Mutant flying radioactive vampire snakes. The records he studied were garbled, so he doesn't know if the invasion came in late 2016 or late 2006. He's hoping it's 2016, because they apparently were *real* bad.

This cracked me up and I didn't even know who Cable was.
__marcelo
Nov. 30th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Heh. Cable is an interesting characer - the poor guy has probably one of the weirdest family trees in comic book history. *g*
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