akeyoftime: (bsg because dee needs more loving)

[livejournal.com profile] sabrina_il asked for thoughts about Battlestar Galactica’s Anastasia “Dee” Dualla in the Impromptuthon, but one hundred words wasn't likely to do this fantastic character justice. Though the prompt was for meta, I've mixed it in with a picspam; she'll know why ;)

Dee has been one of my favourite Battlestar characters from the start and there’s so much to celebrate about her arc. When we meet Dee in the mini-serires, she's a Petty Officer serving aboard the Battlestar Galactica, in Communications. She functions as an everyman for a great deal of the first season; it's through her we make several discoveries that are key to the culture of the show, such as the Memorial Wall. Dee dates; Dee works hard; and she never stops. So much of her storyline goes unrecognized, buried in the romantic story arc that dominates the third season and bleeds into the second and fourth, but I'll never forget the woman who told a flustered Billy Keikeya "In or out."

(Thanks to http://www.niciasus.com/ and http://www.frak-that.com/ for the caps.)

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akeyoftime: (gwen screaming)
The premiere of Supernatural: surprisingly catchy! The roles the women played were about as awful as I expected (note: not a comment on the acting, which was good to excellent), but it was interesting and fun and made me want to watch some more. Poor Jared Padalecki is a bit typecast in this role; I can see echoes of Dean of Gilmore Girls. We'll have to see where the role takes him!

You know, I'm not all that far in yet, but I kind of get why people slash the leads. It's hard to think of them as actual brothers. Even if the banter is just right for family, the chemistry is all wrong.

Episode two is making me flail with Battlestar love. Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben) and Donnelly Rhodes (Doc Cottle) are both present and it's really quite fun. (To hell with dim lighting meshing badly with streaming quality; I'd recognize Rhodes' voice anywhere.) Additionally, I'm glad they're making Dean a slightly sympathetic ass in this episode, as in the pilot he was mostly just a slightly charming ass, in that way that only fictional characters can get away with.

Also, the show is a bit spooky and I'm a bit afraid to go upstairs alone into the dark.
akeyoftime: (a proper gentleman)
This is a little bit fantastic. I don't watch the new Knight Rider, even if it does have Paul Campbell as a cast member (why would they cut off his adorable curls?), but this came up in [livejournal.com profile] doctorwho and it's definitely A Bit Awesome. I love it when show runners are geeky too.

There was a panhandler on the street attempting an unusual approach today. He called it the "Street Metal Recycling Program", which involved dropping off those round bits of metal in your pockets to the nearest street person to recycle.

Skeazy men on the subway are skeazy. Korean barbeque is amazingly delicious!
akeyoftime: (seductive q)
My health - I hope - bottomed out today. Whether I go to class tomorrow or not is still up in the air, though I'm leaning on 'No'. I need to stop applying bandaids if I'm going to have any hope of getting through the semester; six days of quiet rest would go a long way right now. That being said, I'll have to go out tomorrow or on Friday, or I'll be eating nothing but vegetable bean soup and beets all weekend!

PGSM continues to be adorably endearing (oh my god - Luna from episode 27 on did not help the cheesy factor, but it's so damn cute) and I'm working my way through it at a decent clip. All of the characters have been growing on me; it's a part of the Sailor Moon franchise, but this show has increasingly got a life and flavour all its own. And Vicki, you were a little bit right about Minako.

I also stumbled on this little gem, which is a fantastically epic Battlestar Galactica/Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover. You laugh, but it's a really solid piece of work that deals realistically with the politics and social problems of first contact. It has excellent characterization as well. Lee is still idealistic and still churlish, Tigh is a bully and a drunkard who commands respect all the same, Riker is slightly blowhard, and Troi is actually a surprisingly stand-out character. The author bills Going Native as Gaeta-centric, but it's actually quite a balance narrative. Great pacing too!


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