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    Oh and AstroG...I PM'd you...please let me know if you didn't get it...

    Thanks!
    Mary Beth

    ...You're ALWAYS Welcome in Samanda: Amanda's Community of New Fans and Old Friends...

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      Originally posted by sg-1fanintn
      Thanks for voting in the Favorite Episodes Tournament! But your support is still needed. The game is in Round 28 now. Grace is already gone, and I hate to see any more Sam-centric eps voted out.

      Please keep voting! Catch up on the tourney (and which eps have been eliminated so far) here:
      http://forum.gateworld.net/showthre...?t=12889&page=1
      Bloodlines was eliminated in Round 27.

      Be careful! If you accidentally vote for an ep that has already been eliminated, none of your votes will count in that round.

      Thanks, Samanda!
      Thanks for the reminder, sg-1fanintn
      Originally posted by ChopinGal

      This is just a thread of people
      Most of whom will never meet
      And yet what happens in Samanda
      Is something hard to beat

      We all have one common purpose
      To celebrate our Queen
      We often chat and ramble
      But never are we mean

      Some of us may come and go
      While others choose to stay
      Something almost magical
      Takes place along the way

      Compliments are given
      Civility displayed
      Sure we beg to differ
      But don't let differences dismay

      We admire one special lady
      Her talent, wit, and beauty
      She has affected all of us
      Sam Carter is a cutie

      She's much more than that of course
      A woman of substance and resource
      A role model for young and old
      Leading us a hundredfold

      Life oft imitates art you know
      We may try to be Sam as we grow
      Learning how to find our gifts
      We can be Samspecialists

      Yes we're just a group of scifi folks
      Sharing stories, telling jokes
      One great actor brought us here
      So enjoy the ride, share in the cheer




      This is wonderful, Chopingal! Your talent for poetry never ceases to amaze me!

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        Originally posted by ÜberSG-1Fan
        Oh and AstroG...I PM'd you...please let me know if you didn't get it...

        Thanks!
        Mary Beth
        I did get it, Uber - and thanks, I already made the changes for you and Kat

        I finished the card/note to go with the SaGC Collection when I mail it. UberSG-1Fan and ForeverSG-1 both graciously agreed to let me use their wonderful Sam Carter banners for the front of the card and I printed it on glossy photo paper. Inside the card I put an abbreviated version of the Foreward that is inside the Collection. I also included the thread URL as the 'return address'.

        If you'd like to see what the card looks like, click here

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          Originally posted by Myrth
          *sniff* my first milestone {yeep} and I thought I'd pop in here to make it coz Samandans rock. I've been a little absent lately, but only because I've had a special technical assignment from the queen involving a sidecar for the princess to be attached to the Indian.....

          I wanted to throw something out there with my 100th post. Everyday I see Amanda Tapping in a brighter and brighter light. Partly because of Sam Carter, partly because of Amanda's beautiful warmth and unending generosity. But much of it comes by comparison. I hold a moderation position in the official board of another actress and let me tell you. Amanda Tapping gets it. Where others don't, this woman does. I've been holding her name up to TPTB in my other fandom as a shining example of what should be done. Maybe they'll listen (I can only hope) and maybe they won't, but I feel content that I've contributed a brilliant example of how a television personality can treat fans. Amanda has paved the way as far as I'm concerned and is the best in her field on several levels and I'm not talking about the performance (which is outstanding at all times).

          In recognising Amanda's strength in sharing herself with us, it must be noted that she doesn't do it alone. Very few stars do. So I'd like to throw a shout out to Amanda's staff too. I have no idea how many there are, but brilliant job guys! I've seen what goes into the upkeep of a personality and what kind of time constraints are involved, and these people are champs... seriously. So three Samandan cheers for Amanda & her people.
          Ok I'm done for now... but I feel priveleged to be able to look to Amanda as a role model, a source of entertainment and an example of the better person I'd like to be.

          Congratulations on your 1000th post, Myrth!
          And thanks for posting it here - and for such a wonderful exposition as well!
          Here's some of the Royal Blue

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            Oh and on this Sam leadership issue...a few things stick out for me.

            ONE...I don't want the Sam Bashers argument to be given any weight with something like "SEE?? TPTB don't have any faith in her either..."

            TWO...We saw so little of Sam in Command in Season 8...due to a whole ton of reasons...RDA, budget, yadda...and Amanda's returning late because of her little lovey dovey Olivia...so then, will Sam as a character have to suffer because of real world issues? Will we leave that side of her personality and character under-explored because of things that transpired in real life? I hope not. I hope TPTB don't waste that opportunity.

            THREE...For WHATEVER excuse TPTB have come up with for Sam leaving, the reality is that she will return. And when she returns, she'll be on SG-1. Now, I tried putting myself in the same situation. Would I want to return to a team I lead as something less than what I was when I left? Would you? Would Sam, the ambitious officer that she is really be happy as 2IC again? I don't think I would. I'd feel as though people didn't have faith in my leadership abilities...Like I said above, if they pigeon-hole her as "the scientist" and neglect areas they barely touched on last season...well, it would be a real waste IMHO...which leads me to...

            FOUR...Sam's proven herself as a scientist. She does that well...we ALL get that. Now, I want to see other sides of her. I don't want her crammed in that little box and not grow beyond being a great scientist. I want to see her grow in a new area...see her leadership style. Maybe it's awkward...she's certainly NOT O'Neill, but she's Sam and she has leadership skills that are just sitting there begging to be explored. AGAIN, if TPTB do what I fear they'll do, it'll be a wasted opportunity.

            Well...there you have it...My 2 cents. That and a $2.50 might get you a decent cup of coffee at Java J's...


            ...You're ALWAYS Welcome in Samanda: Amanda's Community of New Fans and Old Friends...

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              Originally posted by Skydiver
              hey samandans, i have a mission for you

              my job this month is to be the sam fic reccer for a group on live journal. I've recced some sam fic, but i need more.

              can you guys post or send to me some titles and authors of some good sam fic? shippy, slashy or gen, it's all the same to me.

              I've already found a good dozen fic, and i'd have more if helio's links were working, but i know that the folks here have plenty of other good fic to rec
              Sky,
              I'd recommend Strix's 'The Knife's Edge of Madness' - that is such a great story and it would make a fantastic episode

              And I'm sure that you've already rec'd TokraHostess'es 'The Hidden One'

              And of course - just send them the link to your website - that will keep them busy for months with good Sam-fics!

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                Originally posted by astrogeologist
                I did get it, Uber - and thanks, I already made the changes for you and Kat

                I finished the card/note to go with the SaGC Collection when I mail it. UberSG-1Fan and ForeverSG-1 both graciously agreed to let me use their wonderful Sam Carter banners for the front of the card and I printed it on glossy photo paper. Inside the card I put an abbreviated version of the Foreward that is inside the Collection. I also included the thread URL as the 'return address'.

                If you'd like to see what the card looks like, click here

                Excellent!

                And remember, it's ÜberSG-1Fan not UberSG-1Fan...

                There's another UberSG-1Fan without the umlaut (those two little dots over the U); she has no sense of humor at all. (a play on Jack O'Neill quote from Secrets)



                Mary Beth
                ÜberSG-1Fan

                To make a U with the umlaut, it's as easy as this:

                Hold down the ALT or MAC key while typing the number then release:

                ALT: 154 Ü
                MAC: 134 Ü


                ...You're ALWAYS Welcome in Samanda: Amanda's Community of New Fans and Old Friends...

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                  Originally posted by Fiddler
                  Finally got Gateworld to recognize my log-in, so disregard this post -just making sure it works.

                  Nice to finally be able to join the Samanda world.

                  Hello to all my buddies from AT.Com!
                  Welcome aboard, Fiddler!
                  There is an 'index post' for the thread at the top of page 442 where you'll find links to thread posts with screencaps, audioclips, the results of our Sam Carter Best Episode Polls, etc.
                  Here's a little of the Royal Blue stock to enjoy while you browse
                  Originally posted by ÜberSG-1Fan
                  Excellent!

                  And remember, it's ÜberSG-1Fan not UberSG-1Fan...

                  There's another UberSG-1Fan without the umlaut (those two little dots over the U); she has no sense of humor at all. (a play on Jack O'Neill quote from Secrets)



                  Mary Beth
                  ÜberSG-1Fan

                  To make a U with the umlaut, it's as easy as this:

                  Hold down the ALT or MAC key while typing the number then release:

                  ALT: 154 Ü
                  MAC: 134 Ü

                  The alt key! Cool! Hmmm... for the card, however, I think I'll just use a black ink pen and ink in the two dots (just finished printing the card a little while ago).

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                    Originally posted by ÜberSG-1Fan
                    Oh and on this Sam leadership issue...a few things stick out for me.

                    ONE...I don't want the Sam Bashers argument to be given any weight with something like "SEE?? TPTB don't have any faith in her either..."

                    TWO...We saw so little of Sam in Command in Season 8...due to a whole ton of reasons...RDA, budget, yadda...and Amanda's returning late because of her little lovey dovey Olivia...so then, will Sam as a character have to suffer because of real world issues? Will we leave that side of her personality and character under-explored because of things that transpired in real life? I hope not. I hope TPTB don't waste that opportunity.

                    THREE...For WHATEVER excuse TPTB have come up with for Sam leaving, the reality is that she will return. And when she returns, she'll be on SG-1. Now, I tried putting myself in the same situation. Would I want to return to a team I lead as something less than what I was when I left? Would you? Would Sam, the ambitious officer that she is really be happy as 2IC again? I don't think I would. I'd feel as though people didn't have faith in my leadership abilities...Like I said above, if they pigeon-hole her as "the scientist" and neglect areas they barely touched on last season...well, it would be a real waste IMHO...which leads me to...

                    FOUR...Sam's proven herself as a scientist. She does that well...we ALL get that. Now, I want to see other sides of her. I don't want her crammed in that little box and not grow beyond being a great scientist. I want to see her grow in a new area...see her leadership style. Maybe it's awkward...she's certainly NOT O'Neill, but she's Sam and she has leadership skills that are just sitting there begging to be explored. AGAIN, if TPTB do what I fear they'll do, it'll be a wasted opportunity.

                    Well...there you have it...My 2 cents. That and a $2.50 might get you a decent cup of coffee at Java J's...

                    i totally agree, uber, especially after i went and read some more of that crazed 'mitchell should outrank sam' thread (whatever it's called).

                    sam was barely given the chance to shine as the commanding officer of sg1. barely. WE know she can do it. WE know what she's made of. WE love her. i just hope THEY (writers) will give sam the chance to SHINE.

                    i want to see sam command sg1 with confidence and success. if she doesn't get to regain her command, then there better be a dang good reason for it. and i don't mean because she's missing a penis.



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                      Originally posted by Historian
                      The "brains" of SG-1 is Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter, played by Amanda Tapping. <snippage>
                      After a string of romantic interests who met a grizzly end ...

                      There's no mention of the ship on Jack's bio. Why do ships always end-up on the female side?
                      An old, sexist trope—one which permeates most Sam/Jack fanfic, I'm afraid. If I read one more story where Sam is moping around after Jack or sighing fangirl-ishly over him ... in the meantime, I'm sticking to the angsty stuff (and the smutfics, of course; angsty smut is best of all).
                      Now about this "grizzly" [sic!] end: is the biographer implying that Jonas H., Orlin, Martouf, Narim, Ambassador Joe, etc. were all eaten by grizzly bears?
                      Even if they were, that would be a "grisly" end, rather than a "grizzly" one. At least they got it right about Sam being the brains of the operation. She must have a hollow leg to store all that extra gray matter.


                      Jr. Member, Gateworld Curmudgeon Club

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                        Originally posted by the dancer of spaz
                        Sorry if this is kinda off-topic, but I'm kinda proud of myself, and I wanted to make a big deal of it here because I knew some of you would understand where I'm coming from...

                        IT'S MY 1000th POST!!!!!!!!

                        WHOO HOO!

                        OK. That is all. Thank you for indulging me there.

                        But I have to ask... What happens now?
                        Congrats on Post 1000, dancer!!!

                        Unfortunately, I can't send any green (as usual... ) for this, or for your brilliant post on our Queen's leadership abilities - wonder if the heretic actually took the time to read it? It's certainly given me food for thought as I continue my journey towards enlightenment.

                        (And thanks to Über for posting your post.)
                        Last edited by 1speed4Sam; 13 July 2005, 01:57 AM.

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                          Originally posted by ChopinGal
                          On this night of Samandan celebration the Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service goes to our Keeper of the Flame for her dedication and devotion to the completion of the Samandan Archive. She has proven herself to be a true Samspecialist, First Class!

                          http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y11...danService.gif

                          This is just a thread of people
                          Most of whom will never meet
                          And yet what happens in Samanda
                          Is something hard to beat

                          We all have one common purpose
                          To celebrate our Queen
                          We often chat and ramble
                          But never are we mean

                          Some of us may come and go
                          While others choose to stay
                          Something almost magical
                          Takes place along the way

                          Compliments are given
                          Civility displayed
                          Sure we beg to differ
                          But don't let differences dismay

                          We admire one special lady
                          Her talent, wit, and beauty
                          She has affected all of us
                          Sam Carter is a cutie

                          She's much more than that of course
                          A woman of substance and resource
                          A role model for young and old
                          Leading us a hundredfold

                          Life oft imitates art you know
                          We may try to be Sam as we grow
                          Learning how to find our gifts
                          We can be Samspecialists

                          Yes we're just a group of scifi folks
                          Sharing stories, telling jokes
                          One great actor brought us here
                          So enjoy the ride, share in the cheer

                          http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y11...theStreets.jpg


                          Sam-Fantastic stuff as ever, CG!!!

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                            Originally posted by Myrth
                            *sniff* my first milestone {yeep} and I thought I'd pop in here to make it coz Samandans rock. I've been a little absent lately, but only because I've had a special technical assignment from the queen involving a sidecar for the princess to be attached to the Indian.....

                            I wanted to throw something out there with my 100th post. Everyday I see Amanda Tapping in a brighter and brighter light. Partly because of Sam Carter, partly because of Amanda's beautiful warmth and unending generosity. But much of it comes by comparison. I hold a moderation position in the official board of another actress and let me tell you. Amanda Tapping gets it. Where others don't, this woman does. I've been holding her name up to TPTB in my other fandom as a shining example of what should be done. Maybe they'll listen (I can only hope) and maybe they won't, but I feel content that I've contributed a brilliant example of how a television personality can treat fans. Amanda has paved the way as far as I'm concerned and is the best in her field on several levels and I'm not talking about the performance (which is outstanding at all times).

                            In recognising Amanda's strength in sharing herself with us, it must be noted that she doesn't do it alone. Very few stars do. So I'd like to throw a shout out to Amanda's staff too. I have no idea how many there are, but brilliant job guys! I've seen what goes into the upkeep of a personality and what kind of time constraints are involved, and these people are champs... seriously. So three Samandan cheers for Amanda & her people.

                            Ok I'm done for now... but I feel priveleged to be able to look to Amanda as a role model, a source of entertainment and an example of the better person I'd like to be.

                            Congrats on Post 100, Myrth!!!

                            And thanks for the insight, very interesting.

                            Hope the sidecar's coming along OK!!!

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                              Originally posted by Fiddler
                              Finally got Gateworld to recognize my log-in, so disregard this post -just making sure it works.

                              Nice to finally be able to join the Samanda world.

                              Hello to all my buddies from AT.Com!
                              Welcome to Samanda, Fiddler. Think you'll find things to your liking round here.

                              Hic Comitas Regit

                              1speed

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                                Originally posted by astrogeologist
                                I did get it, Uber - and thanks, I already made the changes for you and Kat

                                I finished the card/note to go with the SaGC Collection when I mail it. UberSG-1Fan and ForeverSG-1 both graciously agreed to let me use their wonderful Sam Carter banners for the front of the card and I printed it on glossy photo paper. Inside the card I put an abbreviated version of the Foreward that is inside the Collection. I also included the thread URL as the 'return address'.

                                If you'd like to see what the card looks like, click here

                                astro, I've just realised that in the midst of everything, I've never actually thanked you for putting the SaGC Collection together. So, er, BIG THANKS for putting the SaGC Collection together!!!

                                Every time I see the pictures of it, I can't help but get this great big, happy-as-a-pig-in-manure, grin on my face. Admittedly, this tends to make people look at me like I'm some kind of weirdo, but that's their problem.

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