I can relate to G'kar through this as a writer. I had to laugh both with him and at the whole situation because I’ve lived it. I think even people who have never heard (or didn’t like) B5 and write will get this.
I wonder… just what would G'Quan have thought of having a whole religion built around HIM? I get the feeling things like those holy books were usually published posthumously (see the Book of G'Kar and the fallout from THAT when G'Kar turned up alive). What if G'Quan was just this GUY, who lived through the last big conflict with the shadows and wrote shit down, and then it just turned into this big THING.
Years and years later, I always come back to this monologue of G’Kar’s. It seems we are all in a moment of transition, or a moment of revelation. And how true that the future is born in pain. But pain can be a good thing. Labor pains are among the most painful in human experience, but that future born from that pain is worth any price. But it’s hard to tell in the middle of that pain what wonderful or terrible thing is being born.
I have a #Babylon5 addiction 💚 Since I’m watching it for the first time so many years after it was released I’m nervous about how I’ll feel after #CommanderSinclair is gone 😢 I love Sinclair! What do you guys think of the following seasons? 😊💚👽 #scifi #Gkar #LondoMollari
The universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. The language is not Narn, or Human, or Centauri, or Gaim, or Minbari. It speaks in the language of hope. It speaks in the language of trust. It speaks in the language of strength and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart. And the language of the soul. But always it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us. And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood, no matter the skin, no matter the world, no matter the star: We are one. No matter the pain, no matter the darkness, no matter the loss, no matter the fear: We are one.
“Here, gathered together in common cause, we agree to recognize this singular truth. And this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another. Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us. And each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the universe. The soul of creation. The fire that was light the way to a better future. We are one.
G’Kar, The Declaration of Principles, Babylon 5, JMS