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04 November 2006 @ 06:38 pm
Halloween and BSG  
This past week has been a complete and utter waste, in terms of getting anything fannish done. I haven't written anything more on ficathon Numero Uno (deadline: 1 week). My costume for the con is still in pieces, though at least I have all the pieces now (deadline: two weeks). Next week is going to be busy like whoa.

However, I do have some cute pics from Halloween and then a few comments on BSG: Torn.



I cut this one off a pattern. The eyes got a little messed up, but it's still recognizably Sauron. By hard-core fans who were paying attention during his, what, two minutes of screen time, I guess. heh. I was also going to do Gollum, but I didn't have time to do two. My husband did the Frankenstein's Monster, based on art by J. Bama. It was pretty cool, but the pictures were all crap.

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My camera automatically numbered the picture "666". Coincidence?






Rugrat in costume

James the Red Engine from the Thomas the Tank Engine cartoon, for those not in the know. He loved trick-or-treating this year, got all into it and wasn't scared at all. I went as Batgirl, but y'all aren't getting a pic of that. I have many talents, but looking like Julie Newmar is, sadly, not one of them.

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Torn

Overall, not my favorite episode of the season, but it had some scenes I like and others not so much.

Helo/Sharon = LOVE. Oh yes. Athena! Nice that it wasn't Helo who suggested it, but it kinda came up 'naturally'. I think I heard somebody suggest "Toaster" in the background, which if it weren't a word used as a racial slur would be kinda funny as a callsign. And can I just thank RDM for not making "Athena" the name of a ship. When the spoiler first surfaced I was afraid that's what it was, and was relieved to find out that the other spiler of it being Sharon's new name was true. I loved how she politely reminded everyone that she wasn't Boomer. And how she was just there in the rec room, and the only person who made a big deal of it was Tigh.

Speaking of, boy, were Tigh and Kara jonesing for a smackdown from somebody. Kat was a good try, Helo was more diplomatic, but they both really needed it from Papa Adama, as he's really the only one either of them respect. He earned it, too. At first I thought he was going for the metaphor of what Boomer had done to him and how he was now accepting Sharon, but he was... a bit more blunt. As he probably had to be.

The Cylon stuff was interesting, but y'know, I'd really like some equal time naked MALE Cylons. I don't know, this episode it seemed a little overkill with the females, while all the males were buttoned up. I mean, c'mon, at least have KCR in the background without a shirt on or something.

Although we got some Baltar-in-robe (and Lee looking amazingly spiffy. Can I have that diet? And maybe a Helo to help me work out too?), so perhaps I should just STFU.

Baltar just can't help digging himself in a hole, can he? I almost feel sorry for him. I can't decide why he tried to hold back the Virus Container/Beacon from the Cylons: in hopes the humans would find it? out ofspite?

Hubby and I sat around trying to decide what the Hybrid reminded us of most. We decided the Precogs from Minority Report - bald, submersed, wired women, speaking mostly gibberish... She's a hybrid between the ship and the human-form Cylons, but apparently doesn't count as one of the Twelve, from what Baltar and Six were discussing.

Baltar: "So where are the other Five?"

Six: "Our Great and Wonderful Creator discovered at this point that he had to explain why no one has seen them, even on a place like a Basestar. So HE has decided that they're even secret from the Cylons themselves. They're the Five with "THE PLAN" apparently, since the rest of us are blundering around like morons, and have now decided to settle on Earth because our last takeover of humanity went so fabulously."

heh. Would've been more true.

One last pop culture funny... So we're watching the scene full of great, weighty import when Kara cuts off her hair and husband blurts out, "The Legend of Billie Jean!" And he starts humming the Pat Benatar song from the movie. Moment was completely ruined for me, laughing my ASS off. because, yeah, same damn scene, though I can't remember if she uses a knife in the movie. Probably.

If RDM infects Sharon I will have to ... rant. A lot. And then rant some more. BEcause dude, cut her some damn slack. she's gonna have to deal with Hera soon enough.



Lastly, BSG watchers, a fic question for you.

Pretending that New Caprica had not been found and the election had gone Roslin's way, who do you think would have been her Vice President? Do we know anyone appropriate? I can't think of any of her advisors other than Tory, even before the settlement of New Caprica. Zarek was working with Baltar at the time, and so he wouldn't be suitable.... Any ideas?
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(Anonymous) on November 5th, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
Who carved that pumpkin? Wow!

Good luck with your costume. The little one looks so cute in his. :)
Rosierosiethehobbit on November 5th, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)
Oops, wasn't logged in. Anonymous comment was me.
lizardbeth: Baal eatinglizardbeth_j on November 5th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
Me! I carved it! It was cooler looking in person, since the pic's not quite in focus. My husband and I do fairly intricate pumpkin carvings each year.

Oh, ye gods, the costume! Luckily I do have everything (including zat, btw, so thanks!). It's just a matter of sitting down and methodically putting it all together. I'm redoing the mold too. Now that I have a better idea what I'm doing I think it's worth the effort to redo it for a cleaner and hopefully bigger cast, rather than struggle with itty bitty pieces.
weissmanweissman on November 5th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
I don't think she gets infected, and even if she does, I am sure Dr. Cottle will rustle up a vacine. Sharon is way to important to not be a centeral character for like ever.

The rugrat is amazing!

Bob W
Sharon and Helo Forever

Just Another Nutty Fangirlaudreyscastle on November 6th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
Awww...cute small child in costume! Cute small child I shall meet in two weeks! If you need any last-minute costume help, lemme know, and I'll be there...especially since I have some top sekrit potential news re: the mission. :-D Email me!
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: pardon?sabaceanbabe on November 7th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
My mind is all over the map, so I'm only going to respond to one thing (although I read it all and your little one is adorable): I think Lee Adama would've been a good one for Laura's VP. ;)
lizardbeth: Anders Thudlizardbeth_j on November 7th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
I probably should've mentioned that Lee is busy still commanding the Pegasus in this particular pocket universe in my brain, so he's out of contention. :)

It's not like this fic is getting written any time soon anyway, so maybe I'll get some other names that might be useful in upcoming eps. But thanks. AU's are sometimes a pain, eh? *pokes*

But really, I hope you're feeling a bit better. {{{hugs}}}