Flyleaf - Cassie: I loved "I'm So Sick," and this song has the same elements I love about that song: a hard-rockin' riff and an interesting female vocalist. I like her, although I think others might not.
Timo Maas - Like Siamese: I realized why this song appealed to me when I looked it up: the guest vocalist is Brian Molko of Placebo. minim_calibre, if you're skimming, pick this up. You'll dig it. Nice little electronica ditty.
The Cranberries - New New York: I think the Cranberries are better known for their more dreamy songs like, well, "Dreams" and "Linger," whereas one of my favorites has always been the much more rockin' "Salvation." And this song is much more in that vein, as they rock the hell out like I did not know they could do. I just read the lyrics and discovered it's so obviously about September 11, so I'm not sure I feel comfortable rocking out to it. But it's more like, "THEY CAN TAKE OUR TOWERS, BUT THEY CAN NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!" Or something like that. It is fun to rock out to, regardless.
And now it is time for Avatar squee, which only a handful of you will care about. WARNING: CAPSLOCK AHEAD.
ACK WHY IS THIS SHOW SO AWESOME?
HOLD ON LET ME MENTION THE ONE MOMENT OF NOT AWESOME WHICH IS AANG TURNING ALL RED AND BIG-HEADED AND I HATE HATE HATE WHEN THIS SHOW DOES DUMB SHIT LIKE THAT. MOVING ON.
"YEAH, LET'S BREAK SOME RULES!" IS NOW IN MY TOP FIVE TOPH MOMENTS EVER. IT IS THE ADORABLEST THING EVER. HER ARMS! SPEAKING OF ARMS: "WORST. CITY. EVER!" OH TOPH.
THE LITTLE TING TING TING TING MUSIC HAS NOW BECOME THE BA SING SE THEME OF CREEPY EVIL DOOOOOOM. I LOVE IT.
DUDE KATARA CAN BE A REAL BITCH WHEN SHE'S MAD AT YOU. DO NOT PISS HER OFF, YO.
I WONDER IF TOPH'S LIE DETECTOR ABILITY COULD HAVE COME IN HANDY AT ANY PAST POINT IN THE SHOW. I WILL MAKE A NOTE OF IT. REGARDLESS IT WAS HANDLED PRETTY WONDERFULLY IN THIS EPISODE. ESPECIALLY WHEN SOKKA LEAPT TO THE CRAZY CONCLUSION THAT OMG JET WAS BRAINWASHED AS IF THAT WAS THE ONLY POSSIBLE EXPLANATION.
WHERE THE FUCKING FUCK IS LAKE LAOGAI? INSIDE THE CITY? OUTSIDE THE CITY? JOO DEE SAID IT WAS "IN THE COUNTRY."
OMG THE DAI LI ARE LIKE BATS. I DID NOT NOTICE THAT BEFORE. THEY CAN TOTALLY CLING TO THE GODDAMN WALLS. EVEN TOPH CAN'T DO THAT SHIT. BUT EVERYONE VS. DAI LI WAS A PRETTY FUCKING AWESOME FIGHT AS IS PAR FOR THE COURSE WITH THIS SHOW.
THAT IROH/ZUKO SCENE I THINK WAS ONE OF THE BEST SCENES IN THE SHOW EVER. IT WAS A SCENE 37 EPISODES COMING OR AT THE VERY LEAST 17. I FUCKING LOVE THAT IROH JUST LET LOOSE ON ZUKO, NO LONGER CODDLING HIM, FINALLY TELLING HIM WHAT HE'D BEEN WANTING TO TELL HIM FOR A LONG DAMN TIME. ZUKO REALLY NEEDS SOME THERAPY. I MEAN SELF-ANALYSIS. PROBABLY BOTH. THE POINT IS IDENTITY ISSUES YAY. ALSO R.I.P. MAKO. THE NEW GUY BETTER BE GOOD DAMMIT.
OMG BRAINWASHED ARMY OF JOO DEES. I LOVE IT. BRAINWASHED JET OMG. BRAINWASHING IS SO CREEPY. STOP SCARING LITTLE CHILDREN, MIKE AND BRYAN.
LONGSHOT CAN TALK OMG. I SERIOUSLY DID A DOUBLE TAKE THE FIRST TIME I SAW THAT.
OH NOES BLUE SPIRIT COME BACK.
Okay, we're back to regular text now. Time for that other Friday show.
Battlestar Galactica is so depressing. At least this week, we got an actual plot for Baltar. Yay. Baltar among the Cylons! I love that he's such a supergenius that he remembers all the work he did on locating Earth OVER A YEAR AGO. And hee to Gaeta's reason for trusting that work.
I think some people were expecting the colonists to have an adverse reaction to Sharon, having been oppressed by her other versions down on New Caprica. Instead...they seem to love and adore her. I guess because she did help save their asses. Athena: aw! That's still going to take some getting used to.
Tigh and Starbuck, however, totally read my last post and are acting just as I said! And, hell, Kat, as much as I want to slap her most of the time, is the voice of reason here, calling them on their shit. Yeah, they get that they weren't IN THE SHIT like them, but they did save their goddamn asses. Yet, Starbuck and Tigh do have their points: the folks on Galactica did not make NEARLY the sacrifices the people on New Caprica did. Not even close. They can't even begin to understand. That scene is classic Galactica: they're both right and they're both wrong.
Lee is magically slim again! That...was all sort of pointless, really.
So it's pretty freaky that the prophecies specifically lead to a place that kills Cylons but not humans. This is all very strange and neato. And while I love Baltar, I really have to give that love pause when he fucking kills a Six to shut her up. That's...not cool, yo. That is psychotic behavior. And I know Baltar is psychotic, but I never thought he was psychotic. He's the reluctant villain.
I'm still confused on all the talk of hybrids and the woman in the tank spouting divine nonsense. Who is she? What is she? Do all the baseships have one of her? What about the Raiders?
Adama's smackdown of Starbuck and Tigh was fucking awesome. "I used to think of you as a daughter. No longer." OUCH. And Tigh, man. New Caprica fucked him up good. It's pretty tragic, really.
SYMBOLIC HAIRCUTTING YAY. I love symbolic haircutting because it pretty much can't fail. There's just something inherently dramatic about cutting your damn hair. Besides, she looks better like that.
So. The look on Kara's face when Kacey hugs her, the look that's so unsure yet so grateful? Kills me. Has Katee Sackhoff won any awards? She should win some damn awards. Give some to Michael Hogan too. And Edward James Olmos. And, hell, give some to that little girl who plays Kacey. Because I noticed in the previously that she has this glorious show of recognition on her face when she sees her real mom, and it's so genuine I have to figure that either that kid is actually that woman's daughter, or she's a born actress. Also, "Kawa, Kawa, Kawa" is terribly cute.
I hope to God Sharon doesn't get the Cylon plague.