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Week 46: Ascent is open!

This week, we're all about ascent. A common trope in SGA, but for a good reason. Show us or tell us about how these characters "upward movement"! Why are they doing it, how steep is the incline, and where do they end up?

as·cent
noun
1. an act of ascending; upward movement; a rising movement: the ascent of a balloon.
2. movement upward from a lower to a higher state, degree, grade, or status; advancement: His ascent to the governorship came after a long political career.
3. the act of climbing or traveling up: Three climbers attempted the ascent of Mount Rainier.
4. the way or means of ascending; upward slope; acclivity.
5. a movement or return toward a source or beginning.
6. the degree of inclination; gradient: a steep ascent.


PS. Sorry for the delay in closing and opening the week today folks! Cherry, chocolate chip cookies distracted me (one for everyone!)

Comments

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esteefee
Apr. 7th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
SURE you say, COOKIES. yet here I am. ::snif::
esteefee
Apr. 7th, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)


"Patience. That's all I'm asking," Rodney said, elbowing John away from the mixing bowl for maybe the fifth time.

"But I like the dough," John said a gooey-looking mouth.

"I'll bet you'd like a case of salmonella and a trip to the ER just as well."

John swallowed and licked his lower lip, frowning. "Has anyone ever gotten that from eating cookie dough? Nah. It's just all those paranoid moms spoiling our fun." He leaned in for a kiss, but Rodney whacked him with the floury spoon.

"No way. Go use Listerine first or something."

"Seriously? You'd rather taste Listerine than Rodney's Infamous Cherry Chocolate-Chip Cookie Bombs?"

Rodney was about to make a snappy reply, but the timer went off on the first batch of the self-same Cookie Bombs. He beat John to the oven and turned on the light to peek in.

The cookies were lumpy and golden brown and just right.

"Hey, cool, they really puffed up. What makes cookies puff up like that, anyway?"

Rodney sighed and pulled on his whale oven mitts. "It's a very simple chemical process. The baking soda is a base; it reacts with the acid of the cream of tartar in the baking powder, and that combined with the liquid creates CO2 gas, which makes tiny bubbles to make everything rise." Rodney had to elbow John away, again, this time to make him back away from the oven door. "God, you're hovering worse than when I'm building you a real bomb."

"Cookie bombs are way better," John said solemnly a minute or so later, mumbling it through a mouthful of melted chocolate and hot cherries and crumbled cookie.

"Mmm-mmph," Rodney replied, and didn't object at all when John kissed him a minute later.

Bombs killed germs after all, right? Right.


End.

Edited at 2012-04-07 08:27 pm (UTC)
wolfshark
Apr. 7th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
*dies of cute*
esteefee
Apr. 7th, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
heh. oh, well, it had to happen sooner or later. :D
hilde
Apr. 7th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
Heee! Love it :)
esteefee
Apr. 7th, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
<3
lilyfarfalla
Apr. 7th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
OMG, AWESOME!!!!!! Rodney WOULD be afraid of raw cookie dough, and John WOULD have a gooey mouth (how Rodney resisted kissing it immediately, I do not know.) <333333!!!

If only we had some kind of transbay cookie tube!!!
esteefee
Apr. 7th, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
said *with* a gooey-looking mouth. ARGH.

*smishes* now come bring me COOKIES. :)

transbay cookie tube

Rodney will build us a tiny cookie-gate!
lilyfarfalla
Apr. 7th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
Umm, I was inspired to respond.

Rodney Realizes.... (Rodney, Madison, G)

It wasn't until Rodney was visiting Madison while she was interning for some Congressperson in DC that he finally FINALLY understood the appeal of veganism.

("Tell me again how a Canadian gets a job working for American politicians," Rodney had said. Madison's incredulous eyebrow and "Don't you get checks from the US Military?" response had been enough to get Rodney to change the subject.)

Madison had become accustomed to Uncle Rodney "fixing up" various toys and computers while she was growing up, and this visit he was excited to not only be upgrading her computer but also to be reading the paper she was trying to publish on research she'd done during her last term of school. Madison offered to make cookies while he was working.

"Don't think your hippie granola is going to reduce the amount of red pen you'll see when you get this back," Rodney shouted from the other room.

"It's not hippie granola, Uncle Rodney!" Madison shouted back.

She was truly a McKay, thought Rodney, though he'd gotten to the point where he knew better than to say that outloud. He settled down with his trusty pen.

Rodney wandered into the kitchen 10 minutes later to see Madison taking a small bite of raw cookie dough.

"Want some, Uncle Rodney?" she asked, mouth full of gooey sugar and chocolate and cherries.

"Madison, salmonella!!" Rodney sputtered.

Madison rolled her eyes. "I'm vegan Uncle Rodney. No eggs, remember?"

Rodney paused for a moment as the paradox rolled over him.

No butter, no eggs, probably even the flour was specially harvested to cause the least harm to the wheat stalks from which it came, but COOKIE DOUGH. Cookie dough that he could eat without fear!

"Madison," he said slowly. "Perhaps we could turn off the oven, and just eat the cookie dough with a spoon?"

Madison smiled. "I won't tell Uncle John if you don't tell Mom," she said.

"Deal," said Rodney. And then happily took a big bite of sugary delight.
esteefee
Apr. 7th, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
hahahahah, oh, YAYZ. the perfect solutions.

"It's not hippie granola, Uncle Rodney!" Madison shouted back.

I can so see her having developed the auto-response. :DDDD

BRILL.
d_odyssey
Apr. 8th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
Haha, the hippie vegan's finally came up with something Rodney considers useful. Funny and cute!
ldyanne
Apr. 8th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
Love this so much!
popkin16
Apr. 8th, 2012 09:11 am (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
This made me smile SO HARD. I love the idea of Rodney visiting Madison when she's older ♥ And now they have a secret, just between them :D
panisdead
Apr. 8th, 2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
HAH. Perfect solution!

No butter, no eggs, probably even the flour was specially harvested to cause the least harm to the wheat stalks from which it came

Love it. ::g::
aqualegia
Apr. 8th, 2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
LOL. I love this conspiracy of silence... "I won't tell Uncle John if you don't tell Mom,"
taste_is_sweet
Apr. 13th, 2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
That was great. I love Rodney being a good uncle. :D
sheafrotherdon
Apr. 7th, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
adorablest :D
esteefee
Apr. 7th, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
*squish!* it couldn't be helped!
runpunkrun
Apr. 8th, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)
"God, you're hovering worse than when I'm building you a real bomb."

BEST. <3
esteefee
Apr. 8th, 2012 12:14 am (UTC)
eee. Shep has his priorities on straight!
d_odyssey
Apr. 8th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
So cute! Haha, "God, you're hovering worse than when I'm building you a real bomb." I hover for cookies, too. I'm with John, I sneak the dough too.
esteefee
Apr. 8th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
\o/ is best thing! and cookie kisses, of course. <3
blackchaps
Apr. 8th, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
Teh cookie bombs!!! RUN!!! lolz
esteefee
Apr. 8th, 2012 09:25 am (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
hee! eat and run! \o/
ldyanne
Apr. 8th, 2012 03:43 am (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
Oh, good heavens! Cutest. Story. Ever!
esteefee
Apr. 8th, 2012 09:26 am (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
oh noes fluff attack! :)))
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esteefee
Apr. 8th, 2012 09:27 am (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
Rodney has whale oven mittens?

I'm pretty sure they look like this. ♥

popkin16
Apr. 8th, 2012 09:09 am (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
This is adorable and makes me want to try these cookies :D
esteefee
Apr. 8th, 2012 09:28 am (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
tanks. we need to get lilyfarfalla to give up the recipe. :DD
popkin16
Apr. 8th, 2012 09:41 am (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
LOL We really do :)
panisdead
Apr. 8th, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
Hah! I totally buy Rodney as terrified of raw dough. Sorry dude, you're missing out!
esteefee
Apr. 13th, 2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
he totally is! I've never had a problem, Rodney!
aqualegia
Apr. 8th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
I love it!
esteefee
Apr. 13th, 2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
squidgiepdx
Apr. 8th, 2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
Boys... Cute... Sugar... EEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
esteefee
Apr. 13th, 2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Cookie Bombs (John/Rodney, G)
too sweet???? ♥
kensieg
Apr. 8th, 2012 01:51 am (UTC)
Somebody should introduce Rodney to cookie dough ice cream. I loved both of the comment fics! Please repost them to your respective journals so that they don't get lost! Does Rodney make chocolate/strawberry cookie bombs?
esteefee
Apr. 8th, 2012 09:31 am (UTC)
I archived mine to ao3 under the SGA Saturday collection, thanks.

mmm, I love strawberries much more than cherries. I bet Rodney would be flexible. <3
em_kellesvig
Apr. 8th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC)
There is so much squee here! \o/
esteefee
Apr. 8th, 2012 09:33 am (UTC)
eee your icon! cookiegrins!
spikespet7
Apr. 9th, 2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
OMG I giggled and giggled and I feel much better now. Go Madison!


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