10 Favorite Babylon 5 Quotes
*Marcus Cole: I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'wouldn't it be much worse if life *were* fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them?' So now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe. ~~ "A Late Delivery from Avalon":
Delenn: If I don't see you again here, I will see you in a little while in a place where no shadows fall. ~~ "Confessions and Lamentations"
Sheridan: What does the candle represent?
Sheridan: Whose Life?
Delenn: All Life. Every Life. We are all born as molecules in the hearts of a billion stars. Molecules that do not understand politics or policies or differences. Over a billion years, we foolish molecules forget who we are and where we came from. In desperate acts of ego, we give ourselves names, fight over lines on maps, and pretend that our light is better than everyone else's. The flame reminds us of the piece of those stars that lives on inside us. The spark that tells us: "You should know better." The flame also reminds us that life is precious as each flame is unique. When it goes out, it's gone forever. And there will never be another quite like it. So many candles will got out tonight. I wonder some days if we can see anything at all. ~~ "All My Dream Torn Asunder"
Sheridan: Ambassador, I've learned the hard way that governments deal in matters of convenience, not conscience. If they fall behind, it is up to the rest of us to make up the difference. If we don't, who will? ~~ "Acts of Sacrifice"
Ivanova: All love is unrequited, Stephen. All of it. ~~ "Rising Star"
Londo Mollari: I suppose there'll be a war now, hmm? All that running around and shooting at one another. You would have thought sooner or later it'd go out of fashion. ~~ "The Gathering"
Londo Mollari to Mr. Morden: Do you really want to know what I want? Do you really want to know the truth? I want my people to reclaim their rightful place in the galaxy. I want to see the Centauri stretch forth their hand again and command the stars. I want a rebirth of glory, a renaissance of power! I want to stop running through my life like a man late for an appointment, afraid to look back or look forward. I want us to be what we used to be! I want... I want it all back the way it was. Does that answer your question? ~~ "Signs and Portents"
G’kar: If I take a lamp and shine it toward the wall, a bright spot will appear on the wall. The lamp is our search for truth, for understanding. Too often we assume that the light on the wall is God. But the light is not the goal of the search; it is the result of the search. The more intense the search, the brighter the light on the wall. The brighter the light on the wall, the greater the sense of revelation upon seeing it! Similarly, someone who does not search, who does not bring a lantern with him, sees nothing. What we perceive as God, is the byproduct of our search for God. It may simply be an appreciation of the light, pure and unblemished, not understanding that it comes from us. Sometimes we stand in front of the light and assume that we are the center of the universe. God looks astonishingly like we do! Or we turn to look at our shadow, and assume that all is darkness. If we allow ourselves to get in the way, we defeat the purpose; which is to use the light of our search to illuminate the wall in all its beauty - and in all its flaws. And in so doing better understand the world around us. ~~ "Meditations on the Abyss"
Anla’Shok Credo: "I am a Ranger."
"We walk in the dark places no others will enter."
"We stand on the bridge, and no one may pass."
"We live for the One, we die for the One"
Sinclair: We have to stay here. And there's a simple reason why. Ask ten different scientists about the environment, population control, genetics, and you'll get ten different answers, but there's one thing every scientist on the planet agrees on. Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won't just take us. It'll take Marilyn Monroe, and Lao-Tzu, and Einstein, and Morobuto, and Buddy Holly, and Aristophanes, and - all of this - all of this - was for nothing. Unless we go to the stars. ~~ "Infection"
Disclaimer: All recognizable characters belong to JMS and WB.
Pairing: Londo Mollari/Canonical First Wife
Archive: Ao3, babylon5_love
Author’s Note: Beta'd by the lovely Amatara. Inspired by "Dance, Dance" by Fallout Boy as covered by the Vitamin Strings Quartet.
Spoilers: For "A Voice in the Wilderness" and "The Long Night of Londo Mollari".
Summary: Londo Mollari will see himself die many times, this is only the first. That night he watched himself die in the eyes of the only woman he married for love. It's a collapse of courage, of confidence, the first step on the road down. But at the time all he knew is that he would never dance again.
Fandom: Babylon 5
Summary: With Cartagia dead and the Shadows and Vorlons gone, Londo and Vir visit Timov just before their return to Babylon 5. Missing scene for the season 4 episode Into the Fire.
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Londo Mollari/Timov
Notes: Many thanks to the wonderful Avelera for the beta and the encouragement!
I had actually been planning on writing smut for this pairing, but the characters just kept talking and talking and refused to shut up - which, knowing it's Londo and Timov we're talking about, honestly shouldn't have surprised me. ;) Hope you enjoy this nonetheless!
Description: What it says on the tin.
Pairings: John/Delenn, Jeff/Catherine, Marcus/fantasy!Susan, a hint of Londo/G'Kar, a smidgeon of Susan/Delenn, and many, many friendships
Rating: PG for innuendo? Not really, more of a hard G :)
Beta: nenya_kanadka. Thanks much for the Tweet Tutorial!
There's a bit of a story in there, probably a Season of No Shadows tale, but mostly just vignettes. Hard to say if there are spoilers since it's a bit AU-ish, especially the last bit. For the whole show, we'll say, just to be safe.
About the song itself: anyone who knows me will also know I'm very fond of Londo as a character and Londo/G'Kar as a pairing** so I ended up making a Londo and G'Kar version of "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's. The title, unsurprisingly, is "Hey There, Mollari", and the song is basically G'Kar writing a letter to Emperor Londo while traveling with Lyta. Hope you enjoy!
* Apologies for the quality of the recording not being that great, I had to make do
** Though, honestly, I ship both Londo and G'Kar with everyone
Hey There, Mollari: listen or download
( Lyrics under the cut )
Summary: In which Lennier angsts, G’Kar pontificates on Narn superstition, and Londo is embarrassing. Set the morning after "Day of the Dead".
Author Note: This is something of a personal theory couched in a fanfic. It struck me as unusual that G’Kar would not partake in the Day of the Dead, being such a fan of revelation. The only explanation is that he had a cultural reason to believe it is a Bad Idea. This is what came out of that. It was my first B5 fanfic, which has not yet been posted anywhere else. I thought I'd brush it up and take another stab at finishing it, which is of course when Londo decided to show up and "help".
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