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09 February 2012 @ 08:43 pm
Apparently it's just "ask questions about Babylon 5 on the internet" day today.  
I saw a picture not too long ago, a cap from the show.  At least I'm pretty sure it was a cap and not a publicity still.  Anyway, it was Delenn in profile sitting at the table in the wardroom in her green/brown dress.  She was on the edge of her chair leaning forward with a hand to her chin.  I'd REALLY like to have that cap for a picspam I'm working on, but I have no idea where that picture was (and I have no idea why I didn't save it) or what episode it's from.  Is it ringing a bell for anyone?

Here it is!  Mila knew exactly what I was talking about; four for Mila.

Does anyone know the actual episode so I can cap it myself?  Looks like late S4.  ALL OF MY QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.

In other B5 fandom news, I am trucking along on the next chapter of Alma Mater.  In doing the WIP meme, I found that I had written about 1000 words on Chapter Nine before just abandoning it.  When did I post Chapter Eight?  In February of 2011.  :|  So THAT'S a horrible thing to do with a WIP, for real.  My goal is to finish it up this weekend to have ready to post next week - we'll see how it goes.  I'm really happy with it so far, and had an apostrophe epiphany while writing about how to make the climax more exciting and more thematically-relevant, as well as tie it all in better with the high school AU theme.

(Sometimes I think about how I am not only writing a high school AU, I am writing an epic novel-length high school AU, and I just have a "look at your life, look at your choices" moment.)
singer_shaper: women warriorssinger_shaper on February 10th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
I remember a similar scene in S4 where Lennier finds Delenn in the conference room on the White Star. I don't remember seeing in her in the wardroom in the Anla'Shok dress, although she might have in Atonement or Racing Marss

(Sometimes I think about how I am not only writing a high school AU, I am writing an epic novel-length high school AU, and I just have a "look at your life, look at your choices" moment.)

Kinda how I feel about planning an essay on Angel as a noir anti-hero. Embrace your choices! ;)
Shannon: b5 ivanovakungfuwaynewho on February 10th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
You were right, it was on the White Star. Do you happen to remember the episode? I'd like to cap it and color it myself - I don't like using other people's work in a spam like that. Bad etiquette.

Angel totally is a noir anti-hero, I don't know what you're worried about. ;)
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Shannonkungfuwaynewho on February 10th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
It's here!
МилаMila Epshtein on February 10th, 2012 06:30 am (UTC)
I have one, which is similar to your description, but it's on the White Star (when she proposed the idea of a new Aliance to the liga).
Take a look anyway http://savepic.su/84296.jpg

Edited at 2012-02-10 07:18 am (UTC)
vjs2259vjs2259 on February 10th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
That's the one I was thinking of. Nice shot.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on February 10th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)

I knew it was at a table! I just guessed the wrong one. XD

Thank you SO MUCH. I am so excited now!
МилаMila Epshtein on February 10th, 2012 12:39 pm (UTC)
She is so delightfully fragile in this dress
Shannon: b5 commandkungfuwaynewho on February 10th, 2012 02:35 pm (UTC)
Yes. I wish we'd seen a different color combination in a similar style. It's so pretty and flattering.
МилаMila Epshtein on February 10th, 2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
That's 4x21 Rising Star ) 0:17:19 in timeline
Shannon: b5 john smileskungfuwaynewho on February 10th, 2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
You're like a super star for real.
МилаMila Epshtein on February 10th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
Answering questions about Delenn is a real pleasure)
Halima: ★ good day for a sunday drivecartography on February 10th, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
Rising Star would have been my guess as well, but alas, I was too late. So I'll just say that your header makes me feel the most amazing shipper-things whenever you make a new post.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on February 10th, 2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
Heeeeee. (Me too.) BTW, I have read your drabbles, the new ones. They are fab. I just have one chunk left to give a second go-over and then I'll ship them back your way. :D:D:D

(Your icon. There's. Something in my eye. Excuse me.)
Halima: ★ goodnight my lovecartography on February 11th, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
Oh! That is great to hear. I'm really excited. And really happy that you like them. :D I need to get back into writing so I can finish that series.

(I know, right? The worst. The bf and I just watched Objects at Rest two nights ago, which means we only have the films left and the finale. (He thinks I've never seen the show before, and I let him believe that because he loves 'introducing' me to it.) I just don't think I can watch the finale with him setting next to me. I'll be a bawling mess. Not sure I can take that again.)
Shannon: b5 at restkungfuwaynewho on February 11th, 2012 02:46 pm (UTC)
I just don't really watch SiL because I like to pretend it never happens. I have an extensively-created post-show headcanon that has different levels of ridiculous because I cannot.
Halima: ★ no wonder you are crankycartography on February 11th, 2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
Oh really? Now I'm intrigued. Care to share? I love SiL, to be honest. But then, I love pretty much everything about the show. The only thing I like to pretend never happened is the whole Byron arc. But I'm always interested in other people's headcanon, ridiculous or not.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on February 12th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
I do love SiL, don't get me wrong. It's a beautiful episode. And the whole mythic way the show ends is very appropriate.

But...John dies. And it makes me so sad; I don't think it would be quite so bad if I didn't know that Delenn lives another eighty years after that.

Most of my ways to fix this center on John going to Z'ha'dum. Sometimes I just think of ways to make him not go - he tells Anna to fuck off; she never shows up at all; the argument he has with Delenn goes differently and he stays; she goes with him and somehow that changes things; he jumps but his inner Kosh saves him someway (IDK); Lorien fixes him without any of the bullshit 20 years thing; he finds a shuttle to take him back into orbit as the nuke drops. I have so many!

I mostly like the ones where he actually makes a choice between Anna and Delenn. The show itself kind of cops out there - Anna's a Shadow agent, really, the actual Anna is dead, and John figures that out pretty much immediately, and there's no choice to be made. But he still doesn't tell Delenn he loves her until after he finds out. So mostly I like thinking of an Anna that's returned without being a Shadow agent, who is either working for them fully consciously because she believes in them - which is kinda what JMS wanted to do, I think, the same with the Garibaldi storyline in S4, but it's easier to make these people not really under their own control. We can't hate them for their choices then; it's not their fault. (Cop out!) At this point it just becomes kind of a silly fantasy about John and Delenn's epic love overcoming everything else.

So yeah, sorry for the essay. It's dumb, I know, and there's not really a story there which is why it's just in my head and not something I'd ever write.
МилаMila Epshtein on February 12th, 2012 07:44 am (UTC)
For me it's not conceivable even to image that he will not choose Delenn in any possible situations) Agreed, that making him this choice in the show would be even more dramatic if it's possible for such episode as Z'ha'dum )
It's so pity, how much i always want to write, but language, language, language! So limit myself to a few sentences)

Edited at 2012-02-12 07:54 am (UTC)
hearts_blood on February 10th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
*pets the screencap* Soooo preeeeeetty. ♥
Shannon: b5 delenn profilekungfuwaynewho on February 10th, 2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
IKR. Her profile. Sigh.
telekinetic redhead chick: ∞d (plotty mcplotterson)openended on February 11th, 2012 03:24 am (UTC)

(though, really, they all are)

"look at your life, look at your choices" I say they're pretty good choices. :)