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21 May 2009 @ 23:52
It's Not Easy Being Green  
Remember how, way back in the early days of Star Trek: Voyager fandom, Megan and Jenny Delaney from Stellar Cartography were branded the sluts of the ship for daring to enjoy sex? Right, so I'm having flashbacks. Only this time, it's Gaila who's being called names in the blogsphere for, well... enjoying casual sex as much as James T Kirk does. And dood, GAILA IS AWESOME.

I'm too swamped to write at the moment, but I'm definitely up for hosting a good ole fashioned Commentfic Extravaganza. So if you want to write a little something (drabble, snippet, epic poetry, knock yourself out!) about Cadet Gaila, go ahead and post it here.


grinnin foolegrinninfoole on 22nd May 2009 15:37 (UTC)
Gaila is a great character. I don't know why I'm surprised that she's getting shit online, but she shouldn't.

I do have to wonder, however, whether or not it even matters. Wasn't she on the Farragut? And wasn't it destroyed? Isn't she, you know, dead? I presumed so, which made the loss of all those ships all the more tragic.
Ayries: Gaila; look away swiftradioactivepiss on 22nd May 2009 15:40 (UTC)
We never actually heard what ship she was on; apparantly she's in the award ceremony at the end (in the background, and probably because it and the hearing scene (where she's behind Spock) were shot with the same extras on the same day), so she might have been on the Enterprise.
beatrice_otterbeatrice_otter on 22nd May 2009 15:50 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure she was on the Farragut. However, there's nothing to say that she didn't get to an escape pod or something in time. The ships were destroyed, but they looked like they might have had large enough chunks to have airtight compartments in them still, in which some might have survived to be rescued.
Ayries: XI!Uhura/Gaila; ♥radioactivepiss on 22nd May 2009 15:57 (UTC)
I'm a bit confused by that; why *do* we think the Farragut? 'Cause she looked like she was saying goodbye to Uhura, who she thought was *on* that ship. (Actually, her glee in that scene is what made me assume Enterprise; pride at being on the most 'important' ship.)

She could have always been on a third, entirely different and less damaged ship with working escape pods, of course. Or, as you say, the Farragut could have had them, to.

TBTH, I don't care so much as long as she DOES survive. XD
jedibuttercup: whatevjedibuttercup on 22nd May 2009 23:56 (UTC)
I think people are assuming she was on the Farragut because they're also assuming that each group of cadets were dispatched to the same ship? But on rewatch it becomes obvious that they weren't, and unless Gaila has a surname we don't know about, we don't hear her specific assignment read aloud. I'm firmly on the "she was so excited, she must be on the Enterprise" train myself.

(As far as escape pods, I wouldn't bet on them. The ship debris was all in orbit around Vulcan, remember? And Enterprise had to retreat lest she be sucked into the black hole when it collapsed? Yeah, I'm thinking there were no survivors to go back for, sadly.)
ljc: star trek (gaila squee)taraljc on 22nd May 2009 15:41 (UTC)
We don't know where she was posted--we only heard Uhura being posted to the Farragut. I choose to interpret Gaile's glee (and Uhura's fury) at her assignment meaning she was on Enterprise and survived, personally...