Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Don S. Davis has passed

This is simply shocking to me. I loved his work, and will always think of him as Hammond of Texas.

Godspeed General Hammond. You have a go.


Friday, June 20, 2008

Freakiest thing you've ever done...

A forum I frequent posed this question.

For me, mine was more stupid than freaky. And yet it can still be construed as freaky by others.

When I was just out of High School, I worked in the seafood department of a local grocery store. The bosses liked my work because I had an artistic flare for displaying the fish and stuff, as opposed to the generic and stale rows.

Two months into it, I was cleaning a cutting board and accidentally splashed myself in the face. Not a big deal right? I wash my face and continue working.

About 20 minutes later, the head manager came down from his office to talk to me because more than one customer was worried about the 'dead guy' working seafood. After taking a single glance at me, he told me to go home and that he'd call in the seafood manager to close.

After asking him why, he took me to the restroom and pointed at a mirror.

Remember that scene where Will Smith had a swollen face, saw himself in the mirror and went "Whoah!"? I had a similar reaction. While my face wasn't nearly as swollen as the prosthetics that Will Smith had on, it was blotchy red and my eyes were so bloodshot that it nearly looked like there wasn't any whites of my eyes.

Needless to say, they rearranged people and put me on a cashier for the 15 or less aisle. Annnnd I had a paycut. Boo.

Yes... I'm allergic to fish.
Yes... I knew about it long before that grocery was even built.
It was an extra $2 an hour to work back there, plus I had a raise from causing seafood sales to rise.


Benadryl is my friend.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Of Battlestars, Ideologies, and Generations

One thing I've always found fascinating about this show, is just how gritty and realistic it is. Seems odd to call a science fiction show realistic, but that's exactly how I see it. They have delved into the human psyche so well, that it's difficult to pull out of it and realize that it's complete fantasy. Bless the Peabody Awards for recognizing this.

Speaking as an eclectic Christian, meaning: I don't care what you believe so long as you believe in something about the Creator, the idea of a dominant culture being polytheistic in their beliefs is intrinsically fantastic. I'm sure my more fundamentalistic, right winger, Christian brothers and sisters would disagree however. More's the pity.

The reason that I like the idea of a polytheistic society is that they don't care about others beliefs all that much. They have their god and they're happy with that. I have to wonder if this world would've had fewer wars if everyone let bygones be bygones in regards to religion. It's something to ponder. The whole idea of making war in the name of a deity disgusts me.

Now that the RTF has made it to Earth and found irradiated ruins, I have to wonder where exactly they are going to go with this. The only other place where the constellations would be the same would be the Alpha Centauri trinary system. Yet, I'd think they would notice more than one sun in the sky.

Caprica being pregnant with Tigh's child is something that I thought they would've covered before the break. Up until that point, Cylons couldn't breed with Cylons. Their reasoning behind it was that love was supposed to be a component. I disagree. I think it has to do with being a completely realized individual. Caprica is very different from her sisters now, and for all we know Tigh is the only one of his kind.

So we have two hybrid children with one pure Cylon baby on the way. That is going to be interesting to watch.

Now to wait till next year when we find out that their Basestar has some sort of locater beacon in it, or something that'll allow the one's, four's, and five's to trace them to Earth. I'm sitting here hoping that the final five has a fleet somewhere in the solar system.