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02 November 2011 @ 06:06 pm
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I'm endlessly amused that so far not one person at Mark Watches has mentioned "WE'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY!!" which is honestly one of the things I remember the most about those first two eps of S4. Because that was a THING. Wasn't it? It was SO MUCH A THING at the time. lol

But it does raise a small point I thought about --

So let's think about this for a moment. Kara was, obviously, right; they were going the wrong way when the Fleet continued on in a straight line from the Nebula. However, this raises the point -- How did the Thirteenth Tribe find Earth 1.0? They were, so far as we know, also going on a straight line toward the nebula (which was a nova at the time). Which means they were ALSO going the wrong way eventually once they passed the nebula.

So they also must've had a guide. I'm sure someone else thought about that, but I don't think I ever have, so there you go. :)

Things I think about while writing NaNo. yes. Speaking of NaNo, I definitely will need a beta. I mean, I will anyway, obv, but I have no idea if Julie is coming off as too much of a bitch right out of the gate. But it doesn't matter right now. ONWARD!

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lizardbeth: Anders-Kara - Believethlizardbeth_j on November 3rd, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
LOL. Hopefully he doesn't pull a Jacob and think it's all totally brilliant up to Daybreak and then FLIP HIS LID.

Gonna depend on if he's in the camp that believes there HAS TO BE a rational explanation for everything or not; and generally it seems like he's willing to believe there are alternate explanations. He's already considered Kara was returned by something other than the Cylons, so I don't think it'll be a big revelation, tbh.
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karate0katkarate0kat on November 3rd, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on November 3rd, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)

UGH. He just got worse and worse.
old at being young, young at being oldlynnez59 on November 3rd, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only one who who took God as a rational explanation
Nicole Anell: crazy kidsnicole_anell on November 3rd, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
"We're going the wrong way" was definitely a THING! Although I think a big part of that was the fact it was in a lot of the promos before the season started.

Oooh interesting thought that the Five had a guide too, I actually hadn't thought of that before.
lizardbeth: Dylonslizardbeth_j on November 3rd, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
OH YES THE PROMOS. It got to be kind of laughable - kind of like that one of Boomer smashing the picture for Downloaded. In context it's better, but alone, it was LOLOL.

well not them, actually. The Five might have had a guide to leave Earth, but I think not - since they were re-tracing the journey the Colony took originally. I mean the FIRST trip out when the 13th left Kobol and built the Temple of Hopes..

Obv in my fic I have the FIve as also part of that journey in a previous life, but that's pretty darn speculative..:)
Nicole Anell: disney cylonsnicole_anell on November 3rd, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
Ohhhhh yes, ORIGINAL 13th tribe! I see now.

("I'm a frakking Cylon!!!")
old at being young, young at being oldlynnez59 on November 3rd, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
I have no idea what Mark Watches is but I love the WE'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY! scene and you bring up a good question. My first thought would be the (assumed) angels Sam mentions in No Exit. I don't know but there should more fic exploring that.
lizardbeth: Anders-Kara - distancelizardbeth_j on November 3rd, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)

He does full watches/reads of things he knows nothing about. So the constant refrain is "NEVER PREPARED" as quite often the commenters are fans of the material. :)
(he's also reading the Hobbit right now, so it's like a double-fandom whammy for me)

Yes, I think it must have been one of them. I think they're the Lords of Kobol, but angels, whatever you call them, same thing. :)
entertaining in a disturbing way: Ellen drinkinglyssie on November 3rd, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
IT WAS TOTALLY A THING. I recall mocking it endlessly. And wincing.

And, well, yes. I also kinda assumed that they just did a lot of wandering before Sam ended up in the gutter and experimented on WAIT. Didn't the Final Five comic cover 'led to paradise' ground? hrm. I don't remember anymore.
lizardbeth: Anders with ciglizardbeth_j on November 3rd, 2011 02:28 am (UTC)

I still wonder where they got that thing with Sam. So not the reasonable thing to take from what he said in No Exit or, like, anything. *shakes head*
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on November 3rd, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
I love how the comic (iirc) was written with the approval of some AD or something from the show. (now I'm going to go make myself look)

eta: wiki tells me story editor, and also wrote 'Faith' (WHY, OH WHY, did that episode's author churn out a result like this? sigh)

And it's not considered canon. I just think it's hilarious.

Edited at 2011-11-03 03:09 am (UTC)
kag523 on November 3rd, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
This is your KAG Random for the day CHEERING FOR YOUR WRITING PROWESS!!!


Adama KNOWS you are going to get this done. LIKE. A. BOSS!

lizardbeth: nanolizardbeth_j on November 3rd, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)

noybusiness: Starbucknoybusiness on November 3rd, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
Are we sure the Thirteenth Tribe went towards the nebula? Or was that an assumption because the Colonials didn't know what the real Eye of Jupiter was? If they did, I guess they had another sign post after that.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on November 6th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
I don't think the show was trying to trick us - it pretty much states flat out that the actual Eye of Jupiter referred to the supernova that created the nebula. There didn't appear to be any other particular clues that we heard. Which is why I think they must've had a guide to show them the rest of the way.

But as with all the vague backstory, it's not like it couldn't be the other way. It could.
noybusiness on November 6th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
I didn't think the show was trying to trick us. Head Six said the thing in the floor was the Eye. The Colonials didn't know this and assumed it was the supernova. That was my impression, at least.