meme/poll

every year, thanksgiving raises a very important question; also, halp!

Poll #1491470 very important poll!11!!1!eleventy-one!

what's the best kind of pie?

apple!
3(27.3%)
pumpkin!
3(27.3%)
silly rabbit, there is no such thing as "batman pie" because that would be cannibalism!
2(18.2%)

Also, two weeks ago a few people left comments and in response I wound up writing almost 1,000 words I wouldn't have otherwise, so thanks to them and let's try it again!

All you have to do is write one sentence (or if you're feeling lazy/uninspired, a single word will do), such as: The sky is very green today, or I wish the unicorn would stop eating my roses. In return, you'll get the next bit of Things Already Seen. Which you may not care about, but I'm trying to get it out of my head so help me out, would you?
Indexing:
Sweet potato pie is yummy, although I've had it only a few times. I have no clue which seminar that's from, but it's nifty. :D

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"Ma'am," he says, even though the word tastes like something bitter, something lost, because he has to make her understand the urgency of his request and the sobriety with which he makes it.

She looks shocked by the honorific, but that gives him a chance to make his case. "I understand the risks of a rescue mission, and how little we can afford to lose anyone else." (And he sounds like someone other than himself, but that's okay, that's necessary---he wasn't sufficient to get everyone home the first time, so if he has to become someone else, he will, and won't count the cost until everything's over and he knows how much blood is on his hands this time.) "But we also cannot afford to leave our people in the hands of technologically-advanced hostiles, particularly ones that apparently feed on humans."

That shakes her even more, but she continues on anyway. "Do we know they're hostile? Perhaps this is some kind of misunderstanding---"

"They eat people," he repeats flatly, because she isn't that naive, just unwilling to accept how dire the situation really is. And how could he blame her? Atlantis is the end of the rainbow, and everyone expected to find the pot of gold, not a man-eating troll. "Teyla and the other Athosians were quite clear on that."