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October 13th, 2006


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11:49 pm - I Love Your Bluish Glow and Your Drunk XO
HOLY FUCKING GOD THAT WAS MORE AWESOME THAN I COULD HAVE POSSIBLY IMAGINED.

No, I'm not talking about BSG. I'm talking about Avatar: The Last Airbender, which I have now officially FALLEN IN LOVE with (such that I just ORDERED THE DVDs despite not having finished catching up on the first season yet (P.S. THANK YOU jadelynx)). Look, I think this person I don't know called boosette puts it best:
This is the only show in the universe that could devote an entire episode to a GIANT FLYING BISON and make it even half this DARK AND POIGNANT AND AWESOME AND AAAAAAAAAAAAAH.

When I get all caught up, I promise to give you one of my patented new show squee posts, but, really, it's going to say a lot of the same things hobviously has already said right here.

I FLAIL AT ITS AWESOMENESS, YOU GUYS.

Do you know what else is awesome? MOCHA ALMOND FUDGE.

But was BSG awesome? That is what most of you came here to care about.

I liked this episode better! It felt like a show again instead of a political allegory.

Even though, now that I think about it...nothing really happened, so I don't have a lot to write about. It was all mostly prep for the Big Rescue Mission.

D'Anna's dream was weird. And the oracle was weird. I'm not sure I like them because I like it better when they make the mystical stuff more ambiguously...mystical.

I think Doral needs to shut up about how ignoble humans are, as if they're any fucking better. You do not get to take the moral high ground after nearly annihilating an entire race of people unprovoked. And, yeah, threatening to nuke the entire city? DOESN'T WIN YOU ANY EXTRA POINTS.

It's interesting that Cavil feels so much pain upon downloading every time. The whole conceit has been that the Cylons don't really fear death or care about "dying" because they always come back, but this seems to imply that's not really the case. And, hell, the pain he describes doesn't sound that bad, not in a "This isn't even worth it, let's just leave them alone" sort of way. It can't be that important to stay, then. Which speaks, again, to WHY THE HELL ARE THEY REALLY HERE? Their motivations are so goddamn muddled.

Racetrack is hot.

I think my favorite scene was Boomer shooting Biers in the kneecaps because that was exactly what I was hoping she'd do, and she did it! I love when that happens. But oh God, she is in for a rude awakening when she finds out Adama lied to her. She's going to single-handedly take down Galactica, isn't she? She's done the whole betrayal thing before, so she knows how bad it is.

Nice speech at the end from Adama. I guess he's saving the slow clap for next week.
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From:peri_peteia
Date:October 14th, 2006 06:53 am (UTC)

AVATAR MAKES THE WORLD AWESOMER JUST BY EXISTING

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I love Racetrack! So much!

Also, did you notice SEELIX?! Seelix from waaaay back at the beginning of season two on Kobol where she was a red shirt but didn't die! That made me smile.

re: Cavil's whinging about downloading

I call RETCON in an attempt to service later plotlines probably! Because they were very open about the fact that death means NOTHING to them. A mild inconvenience is all they've ever treated it like. Maybe Ron D. Moore finally realized how stupid and pointless that made Anders' resistance efforts seem in Downloaded or something.

This was all set up! I am ready for them to get off of the stupid planet and get back to flying around in space looking for Earth and flipping around in flippy ships.

THE END.

P.S. APPA!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2006 06:57 am (UTC)

Re: AVATAR MAKES THE WORLD AWESOMER JUST BY EXISTING

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Also, did you notice SEELIX?! Seelix from waaaay back at the beginning of season two on Kobol where she was a red shirt but didn't die! That made me smile.
The credits said she was in the episode, but Seelix and Racetrack are like IDENTICAL TWINS so I didn't see her!

Because they were very open about the fact that death means NOTHING to them. A mild inconvenience is all they've ever treated it like.
I mean...two episodes ago, Leoben treated dying like it warn't no thing.

I am ready for them to get off of the stupid planet and get back to flying around in space looking for Earth and flipping around in flippy ships.
Yeeeeeees. Indeeeeed. So much for "shaking things up"! Geez, did they really need to go ONE YEAR LATER for like FOUR EPISODES OF NEW CAPRICANESS?

P.S. APPA!
I ALMOST CRIED.
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From:kalbear
Date:October 14th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
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But...lotsa stuff happened. Tigh found out about Ellen betraying the whole damn race. Boomer got the launch codes. Roslin was saved. Anna found out that Hera was alive - and Sharon now may think that. Tyrol shaved.

Okay, it wasn't as super amazing as last ep and it was a setup (it is the first of two parts after all) but a ton more happened here than on Lost at least. Hell, it was worth it just to see the Tigh Staredown of DOOOOOOM.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2006 07:06 am (UTC)
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"I did it all for you."
["When you mean...it..."]
["Yeah, I sorta mean..."]
["No, you can't mean..."]
["Um, yeah, I really do mean..."]
["Frakking hell."]
["I also gave him the swirl."]
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From:lonesomepioneer
Date:October 14th, 2006 07:39 am (UTC)
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HOLY FUCKING GOD THAT WAS MORE AWESOME THAN I COULD HAVE POSSIBLY IMAGINED.

I thought you were talking about the last Lemony Snicket book. ;) *lives in her own little world*
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2006 07:44 am (UTC)
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I haven't read any of them! I want to, though.

I think you would like Avatar, by the way.
From:hobviously
Date:October 14th, 2006 08:59 am (UTC)
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Team PDL is very glad about this turn of events. IF THAT WERE NOT CLEAR.
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From:smrou
Date:October 14th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
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D'Anna's dream was weird. And the oracle was weird. I'm not sure I like them because I like it better when they make the mystical stuff more ambiguously...mystical.
I didn't lke the oracle. I did like the dream, but the oracle just felt kind of silly to me. I thought it was definitely the weakest part of the episode.

I think Doral needs to shut up about how ignoble humans are, as if they're any fucking better. You do not get to take the moral high ground after nearly annihilating an entire race of people unprovoked.
Dude, no fucking kidding. He's giving humans crap for wanting Cavil to be in pain after ORDERING THE MASSACRE OF 200 PEOPLE! Um...what? And how 'bout that whole torturing Tigh business? Yeah, you guys are clearly soooo noble.

I think my favorite scene was Boomer shooting Biers in the kneecaps because that was exactly what I was hoping she'd do, and she did it!
I actually shouted out loud "YESSS!" when she did that. It was awesome. And yeah, exactly what I hoped she'd do.

The whole Sharon plotline has me so on edge. When she finds out about Hera the shit will be hitting the fan, and it seriously frightens me. Which is awesome.

However, do we actually know for sure that Adama lied to her? Does Adama definitely know that Hera's alive? I tend to believe he does simply because he and Roslin share most things, but I don't remember that ever being revealed on the show.

I liked the St. Crispin's speech, too. I love it when Adama gives speeches because he gives me chills. Just in general, actually. You might say I'm a bit of an Adama fangirl.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
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I actually shouted out loud "YESSS!" when she did that. It was awesome. And yeah, exactly what I hoped she'd do.
I don't think there's enough kneecap-shooting in TV and movies. I mean, come on, you guys. It's so effective.

However, do we actually know for sure that Adama lied to her? Does Adama definitely know that Hera's alive? I tend to believe he does simply because he and Roslin share most things, but I don't remember that ever being revealed on the show.
Yeah, I was wondering that myself. It's possible that Adama didn't know, in which case there's somewhat of a loophole, but that opens up a whole 'nother can of worms.

I love it when Adama gives speeches because he gives me chills.
EJO is like gravitas incarnate.
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From:glasseseater
Date:October 14th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC)
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I miss all of like, season two of avatar and now I can't watch because that would be out of order. I had the new episode on last night but I was trying not to watch too hard. It's also a show I have to pretend I don't like when Sean's around even though he knows anyways.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
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I miss all of like, season two of avatar and now I can't watch because that would be out of order.
Yeah, see, I started watching in the middle of season two, so I've just been hooked on the current storyline, but I'm also watching from the beginning.

It's also a show I have to pretend I don't like when Sean's around even though he knows anyways.
It's hard to love a show my ten-year-old cousin loves, a show that has the most insipid commercials on Earth, but...ooh, that's what DVDs are for.
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From:areacode212
Date:October 14th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
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My boss actually lent me the first few Avatar DVDs because he and his daughter are really into it. But I just kinda watched the first 15 minutes, got bored, and shoved them in my desk drawer, partly because I tend to :eyeroll: at my boss's tastes. But it's worth watching, huh? OK...once I get caught up on BSG, I'll give Avatar another shot.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
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It's SO good, dude. Give it a few episodes. Try the first couple discs. There's one pretty bad episode on there (that's still worth it for some HILARIOUS scenes), but the "Winter Solstice" two-parter is probably where the show becomes really good. hobviously says it all better than I could, but the characters are great, the story is epic, the continuity is meticulous, and it's all immensely entertaining, to boot. It's a kid's show, but it's really high quality, and it's surprisingly mature at times (by which I mean it goes places darker and more complex than I expect kid's shows to go, not that the twelve-year-olds go off and have sex).
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From:zenkitty_714
Date:October 14th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
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I just checked out Avatar on Wikipedia. Dang you, wee Cow, now I have another series to catch up on! ::shaky fist::
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
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It is my evil plan! I need more people to talk about it with!
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From:hecubot
Date:October 14th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Heh. Emmett and I watched the flying bison episode of Airbender last night. Emmett was all, "Poor Opa!"

Of course, he's now lobbying to get a season pass. It *is* a really well-written show with interesting characters and conflicts and a good bit of humor.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
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It really is!

The ending, David. THE ENDING. APPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.
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From:queenrikki_hp
Date:October 14th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Woot to the Avatar love. It does indeed make the world better simply by existing (tm someone above). The whole "missing Apa" storyline is very sniffle-inducing.

Iroh pwns everything.

Yes he does. I adore the character so much.

I enjoyed Battlestar but it pretty much had a huge giant sign that said "setup in progress", though I'm not arguing. I thought it was a lovely ep. And I was really glad that that Sharon shot D'anna in the kneecaps too. It was the best move available to her and I like when people do things that make sense on television (it happens so rarely). And I feel awful for her when she finds out the truth about Hera (though, really, the oracle visit was a bit precious).
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
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The whole "missing Apa" storyline is very sniffle-inducing.
I'm watching the first season, and they're "Yip yip!"ing all over the place, and so it's SO SAD that Aang has been Appa-less for the last several episodes. And how cute was the shared dream sequence? They're buddies for LIFE, man!

It was the best move available to her and I like when people do things that make sense on television (it happens so rarely).
EXACTLY. There is not enough kneecap-shooting. You shoot their kneecaps, and they cannot follow you. It's practically physically impossible.
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From:latropita
Date:October 14th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Racetrack is hot.
I cannot tell any of the pilots apart, at all. I also keep forgetting that Kat is still there, because her hair is completely different.

And the oracle was weird. I'm not sure I like them because I like it better when they make the mystical stuff more ambiguously...mystical.
Why did she have so many rocks? And veils? I don't know who's going to go crazier about Hera, Boomer or D'Anna, but I have a feeling it's going to be Boomer. Also, in D'Anna's dream, she's holding Hera in a deserted New Caprican City, isn't she? I'm interested to see how Starbuck and Casey end up when everyone flees.

Do you know what else is awesome? MOCHA ALMOND FUDGE.
I'm glad there's less angst in your ice cream now.
From:mangopickle
Date:October 14th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Wait Sunil, are you drunk in this post?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 14th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
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DRUNK ON AVATAR.
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From:wemblee
Date:October 15th, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
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Here via friendsfriends. Eeee, you like Avatar! That show is beautiful. And incredibly well-written. I can't wait to get the DVDs (friend tells me they will be my belated birthday present. :))
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 15th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
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I really didn't expect to fall for this show; I thought my friends were just exaggerating about how good it was. I was entertained and enjoying myself for a while, but then I got "The Blue Spirit" and "Appa's Last Days" on the same day, and the double dose of AWESOME knocked me dead. And it is indeed a very pretty show. I thought that was an exaggeration too until I stopped to think about, you know, the three thousand other animated programs on television that don't seem to spend as much time being ART as opposed to just being ANIMATED.
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From:thetheatremouse
Date:October 16th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
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Why do all the boys I know start talking about the exact same show at the same time?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 16th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
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Because the show is just that awesome. And it was especially awesome on Friday night.

Tell me! Because, hilariously, the same thing happened to etherealclarity.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 16th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
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Old news, Nicole. OLD NEWS.

Heh.
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