NGL if we got ravens instead of humans I would invite them in for bits of cracker and a nice bowl to splash around in while they told me about their chosen faith.
Iron Man (2008): Deleted Scenes
Tony Comes Home
can you imagine though, jarvis all alone in tony’s malibu house? jarvis who of course doesn’t have any physical form at all, jarvis who at this point occupies just the house and tony’s phone—jarvis, who is dependent on tony for everything, who lives essentially in tony’s pocket, suddenly being completely alone for the first time in his silicon life.
and every ten minutes on the dot for days and days and days he accesses the latest news reports, re-calculating and re-calculating tony’s chances at survival, endlessly running the numbers. and nobody told him to do that. tony’s house was empty and dark and nobody told jarvis to keep an eye on the news but he did. jarvis could have just spun down his hard drives and gone into hibernate mode, but he didn’t.
no, he watched the news. he stood vigil. he waited and he hoped that his calculations were wrong. that one day he would be able to say welcome home, sir once more.
Emotional state: upset about robots.
Well yea, kids get upset when their parent isn’t around.
I HAVE SO MANY JARVIS FEELS RIGHT NOW
There’s actually a spectacular fanfic that deals really well with this: The Medley Of Elan Vital.
MagNeato never tries to escape, but he does frequently knock over the bathroom trash can and then make a mess of its contents. I walk in there and I’m like “when did I get a dog? Oh wait.”
Remember kids, never operate a leviathan while under the influence.
caps by farscapecaps
Farscape: DNA Mad Scientist
Stargate SG-1: Cor-Ai
Totally appropriate at at times.
Aaaah I love this episode and I’m halfway through a bottle of wine so I an’t doing shit in the tags. Just cut this if you wanna reblog the sassy pants of Colonel Jack O’Neill without my TEAL’C FEELS.
Because this episode, see. This is the episode where the planet of the week wants to execute Teal’c for war crimes, and Gen. Hammond trots out that line up there to explain why the SGC isn’t going to do anything about it. Like, they’re not going to execute Teal’c themselves, even though he’s the first one to admit he’s guilty of atrocities (and hey here’s a moment when we’re lead to sympathize with a Black man and ~appreciate his internal conflict regard bad things he’s done, remember that list of shows about White criminality that I reblogged earlier? ::RINGS BELL::)
That got off track
So the thing is, the SGC is perfectly willing to work with Teal’c despite his sordid past as the commander of Apophis’ army, and this episode makes it clear that it’s not because they (==the DoD, the higher-ups, maybe even Hammond himself) consider what he’s doing atonement for his past crimes or anything, it’s just because he’s useful. The Air Force won’t prosecute him because it’s wayyyy too complicated to mess with, but they’re also not going to defend him when it turns out somebody else is ready to hold the trial.
And Teal’c? Is totally willing to take it. Because Teal’c spends the first couple seasons of this show atoning, endlessly atoning, for the things he’s done that he knew were wrong even when they were also the word of his God. He was so desperately guilty that he joined up with the first yahoo to wander through he Gate with a digital watch and an attitude problem, and yeah, this is a show that had a running problem with White savior narratives, but when Teal’c gets into the spotlight (And he didn’t get the spotlight often enough imo) it’s clear that his agency, his world, is a thing, I have lost control of this sentence, let’s start over. If you’re defaulting to the position where our White American characters frame the story (aka 90% of all episodes) then it looks like a White savior narrative where the SG teams come with science, security and secular humanism versus the big bad gods, boo gods, why do we even have those. But when the show adopts Teal’cs POV for stories that don’t involve him turning into a swarm of bugs—then the narrative is very different, then suddenly he’s a guy who walks away from a position of privilege to go live in the woods with nerf herders and comes back with all this crazy talk about freedom and hey guys what if we don’t need God and he gets to be the hero of this entirely different story, the prince in exile instead of the noble savage.
In “Cor-Ai” it’s not Teal’c who’s standing up for Teal’c, and it’s sure as fuck not the Air Force, it’s Jack and Sam and Daniel—even Daniel, even though Teal’c’s the one who kidnapped Sha’re and this was a point in the series when that was still a thing. They are simultaneously challenging the notion of justice represented in the Cor-Ai, which on the surface just seems like revenge, and the instrumental attitude of Hammond and Hammond’s bosses. And it’s a giant pile of TEAM FEELS and TEAL’C FEELS and then he STABS A DUDE FOR JUSTICE and has NO SHIRT and I’m done with that bottle of wine now.
Just. TEAL’C BABY YOU ARE MY ACTUAL FAVORITE. ( Daniel is still my role model just because I aspire to be a linguist who also carries a gun.)
emphasis mine. Teal’c was amazing and anyone who doesn’t live a Teal’c Appreciation Life might want to watch Stargate SG-1 again.