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Thursday, July 28, 2005

yawn... Hey, wait, does this blog still exist?


Nice of you to stick around for so long. Y'know, the second season of Battlestar Galactica has started, and -Bl'bah!- is it a disappointment. The first episode was completely filler, in which nothing remotely interesting happens. It was written by two writers from DS9, and it shows: it's as bad as a DS9 episode, through and through. Just like in DS9, what is considered plot development is not actual growth of the character, but just telling the viewer about something irrelevant that happened years ago. As for what's happening in the present, the only real character development is the revelation that many of the crew are completely and ridiculously incompetent. This is not what I call good drama; this is what I call DS9-bad. Oh, and there were a few shamelessly gratuitous action scenes thrown in just for the sake of having action scenes. The next episode was not much better; the creators of the show were going for an action episode and couldn't get it right.

But there is hope. The reason these episodes seem like filler is because they are filler. According to Ronald D. Moore (the excellent writer from Star Trek who created and produces this iteration of BSG), the aftermath of the first season only wraps up in the seventh episode of this season, so maybe this should still (story-wise) be considered part of the first! Maybe then we'll get our quality episodes which befit the beginning of a season for such an esteemed show.

I've been replaying Myst IV, watching episodes of DS9 (about 10% of the show's episodes are actually good), watching movies,
Oh, right. I've been sort of dodging the issue, haven't I? Well, you know, I don't really need to apologize, this is my blog, they stayed here voluntarily, you know, and besides, I'm not really dodging the issue, you know, so much as just sort of walking-
Okay, fine! Look, IFs, it's just that, well, I'm having fun now. Now that I'm out of school. I made this blog because I needed it, and now I don't. Beside, I've never been able to keep myself interested in anything (or anyone, for that matter) for more than a few months at a time, and my blog is no different. It's not that I have nothing to say -for the past few months there have been tons of ideas for posts- but when I sit down to write, well, I don't really feel like it, y'know? But maybe I should write anyway. Otherwise, I'd be doing a disservice to you, and I'd be doing a disservice to my future self, who will look at this blog to see what kind of person I was. So I'll try, okay?



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