Jennifer (_jems_) wrote,
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Interesting things learned from the old friends list

Well, first of all, there are apparently evil people on it. Specifically, molly_may for linking to Qwyzzle yesterday, which led to me spending four hours this evening solving puzzles. I quit at #34 - seemed like it would take way more brain power than I had available at the time. Further sign of evilness? I couldn't get it to work in Firefox so I had to use IE.

Apparently VM isn't returning until the 25th. I'm kind of grateful because I get the feeling I'm going to be very busy in the next couple of weeks.

Logan is gay.

A large portion of my spoiler-free friends have gone and spoiled themselves for VM. Personally, I'm thinking of doing that for BSG.

hobviously linked to a post on BSG and how Kara/Lee is somehow a sign of 'shipper entitlement. And I totally don't get it. Maybe it's because I'm a 'shipper (in general, but not really a Kara/Lee 'shipper), so I come at it from a different perspective, but I think the biggest problem I have is that I don't see the kind of overwhelming prevalence of Kara/Lee 'shippers that the post seem to indicate. Maybe I just have a very skewed friends list, but I feel like I know almost as many Lee/Laura 'shippers as Kara/Lee 'shippers.

As for BSG itself I'm feeling very removed from the show, emotionally. I've realized that I just don't find Kara or Lee that interesting (though I do find their relationship dynamic more interesting than I do them as individuals), but I am finding Six and Baltar completely fascinating, although not in a 'shippy way.

I got into the show because of my love for the plot and the Cylons, and I think the biggest reason for me distancing myself from it is the potential plot holes I can see developing in the very near future.

There's nothing I can point to right now as being a plot hole, but in season 2 I'm getting the feeling that they really have no clue what they're doing and that there really is no driving force, no rationale behind the Cylons' erradication of mankind.

If I do get the sense that there really is an arc, and the Cylons really do have a plan (they did tell us repeatedly that they did, after all!) then I might feel more comfortable getting attached to the show again.

Apparently The Office (US) doesn't suck! Who knew? Everyone's watching it right now, so I gave in and downloaded some episodes. I've seen season 1 (there are only six episodes, right?), and I've gotta say, I'm just not seeing it. Maybe it's because I'm comparing it to the UK version, but it just feels less real somehow, more scripted.

The genius of the original series is the crippling embarrassment, to some extent, but when it's played a bit over the top like it is in the US version the embarrassment just doesn't register.

Or maybe that's just because I've basically seen all these scenes before. I'm going to give season 2 a twirl and see if my feelings change. It is that season that everyone is enjoying now, after all.

But I'm still feeling nostalgic for the UK version so I got the DVDs back from my brother today and I plan on doing a little rewatching/capping when I have the time.

There's a new Gilmore Girls episode tonight! I'd almost forgotten that the show would be returning.

The region 1 release of Doctor Who 2005 season 1 has been delayed.


Aaaand I think that's all the news that's fit to print.
Tags: games: qwyzzle, tv: battlestar galactica, tv: office, tv: veronica mars
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