jona: (hug)
So, Kara. I've been wondering.

Spoilers up to 3.06 )

BSG 3.06

Nov. 4th, 2006 04:43 pm
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A Saturday without Livejournal. And the world still turns...

BSG 3.06 reactions, stress-free (hi [livejournal.com profile] asta77! *g*) and short.

Honestly short! )

BSG 3.05

Oct. 29th, 2006 01:17 pm
jona: (roslin president)
There's only one way I could possibly love my show more right now.

Read more... )
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My main reaction hasn't changed: it could be awesome when the show returns in October. It could also annoy the fuck out of me.

Ranting, love, and WTFs. )

BSG 2.20

Mar. 12th, 2006 09:00 am
jona: (hug)
Okay, that? Read more... )

Thus concludes our regular Sunday morning BSG related OMG. Jeez. Yes, I'm ready for the season break.

BSG 2.19

Mar. 5th, 2006 09:49 am
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Previously on Battlestar Galactica, Read more... )

BSG 2.18

Feb. 26th, 2006 11:25 am
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Wow. That was Read more... )
jona: (hug)
Why I still like Lee.

Fanwanking Black Market. )
ETA: comments include mild spoilers for Scar.


Then I went and watched 2.15 and 2.16 at... half past seven this morning.

Scar: I liked. For various reasons.

Sacrifice: I liked even more, for various other reasons, some of them really important ones in Julia-land.

But that's for another time. Must find food, and later we might go see the elephant baby in the zoo!! Well, if it's not too bloody cold outside. ETA: OMG so cute!!!

BSG 2.13

Jan. 22nd, 2006 08:50 am
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In a word: Read more... )


In slightly more words: Read more... )
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I was commenting in [livejournal.com profile] jennyo's LJ on Resurrection Ship, and wondered afterwards if I was a bit rude because I pretty much only disagreed, and there's this funny thing about LJ that coming to someone's LJ solely to disagree when you don't know each other very well can feel iffy. Or maybe it's just me. It shouldn't be iffy; it's how discussions happen. But LJ can be funny that way.

Anyway, I realised once again that I have a very strong bias with regard to BSG that seems to be at odds with at least a majority of the Roslin-worshipping parts of the fandom. It's this: I really don't care so much about the mythology arc. The baby, whether Roslin is the Mother of Humanity and who is the messiah.

Don't get me wrong, as allusion and metaphor, in small and subtle doses, it can work brilliantly. Zarek nagging Lee about Apollo and Zeus is brilliant. One of my favourite stories ever is Iocasta in Waiting, to name just two examples. But when the mythological and archetypal overwhelms the individual, I'll lose interest.

That's why my show discussion never runs that way, and never will. That's also why I'm afraid of the myth arc and the baby arc and sudden reveals: that it'll destroy characters or superimpose archetypes over them and I just won't care so much anymore.

It doesn’t mean that I don't like the show also being about ideas and concepts. But in terms of the big picture and the big picture plot, I'm much more interested in the political than in the divine. Six can talk about God and Good and Evil as much as she likes, and be as compelling as she likes, and I can have an intellectual interest in how well it's done. But bring in what to do about elections in times of war and whether torture is okay and what the apocalypse will do to the social fabric and to individual ethics and RS spoiler ) I'm there.

And that's not to say that the other stuff is a boring or dumb way to watch the show. It's just not my way.



I've also had a few more thoughts on Resurrection Ship, put in order after talking to [livejournal.com profile] asta77 and reacting to other people's reaction.

Cain, and politics. (Dude, it's me talking!) )


Adama, Kara and Lee )


Assorted stuff. )
jona: (Default)
While I'm sitting here, an unflattering shade of green, counting down the last few percents of a certain something...

I rewatched Pegasus in preparation (I, uh, had more virtuous plans for today... but I don't know who I was trying to kid about being virtuous on a BSG saturday); I'd only seen it once, and I'm pretty glad because OMG I want that ep now!!

Two random things and one wish that came out of rewatching: Read more... )

Now I go back to counting.


ETA: Okay, we're there. ::wibble::

ETA2: Well, let's say among many things I feel right now, I feel like an idiot for watching this now and not waiting for next week. That would have been SO much smarter.
jona: (Default)
I admit, knowing how the second season arc turns out makes watching Fragged a little less traumatic.

A little.

A very little little.

Assume season 2 spoilers. )
jona: (Default)
So, after fighting with technology for a bit, I watched the new BSG.


The squee. )

The Hmmm. )
jona: (Default)
Right, I've sorted through most of the post-holiday mess. Laundry is done, exam situation screw-up has been ironed out, and I have found time to watch those lovely, lovely episodes again.

This is fairly disjointed, mostly because I'm just very, very pleased by the eps and not feeling too analytical about them, but I wanted to squee some anyway. And, you know, there's a lot of stuff in those three eps.

By the way, I'm sorry for mostly not commenting on other people's posts. Coming home after three weeks away from LJ, I found myself in the situation that on the one hand, I did want to know what the BSG contingent of my flist thought about the episodes, but the sheer backlog seemed so daunting that I didn't look at much.

But speaking of being away, if you've got stuff to link me that I missed and that you think I might enjoy -- you know, stories and the Great Essay on Roslin/Lee4Evah *g* -- I'd be ever so grateful!

Anyway, just a few more things about the latest three episodes. Read more... )


Unrelated to these episodes in particular, I'm still wondering why I have such a hard time referring to Roslin as 'Laura'. It feels about as strange to me as talking about Adama as 'Bill'. It's like, 'But we haven't been introduced!' I'm probably in a minority of one in that I really would have preferred for the general ship label to become Roslin/Lee instead of Lee/Laura. I suspect I'll eventually give up on that term that's quickly becoming odd, but if you're wondering why I'm not calling it what everyone else is calling it, that's why. Or not really why, since I don't know why. More like, I know I'm doing something odd, and you know that I know, and whatever. *g*
jona: (Default)
So, no sleep and the latest episodes of BSG?

Read more... )
jona: (Default)
So, so good.

I'm sure there are a lot of deep thoughts to be thought about this episode. Not many of them are behind this lj-cut. There are, however, a great number of exclamation marks. My exclamation marks are feeling social tonight.

More shallowness, mostly, from someone who should really be in bed by now. )
jona: (Default)
I was going to go to bed. I also wasn't going to watch the new episode at eleven at night. I had a hunch it might bring out my wimpish tendencies.

Mostly Roslin, and why I'm a wimp. )

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