Jul. 2nd, 2012

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Oz is away this week, so the catface and I are having a bachelor week. I haven't done the dishes in a few days, I'm staying up until I want to go to bed without having to tiptoe around the house so I don't wake the husband, I'm still wearing my pajamas and I've been editing with Babylon 5's fourth season in the background. I have been ridiculously productive even though I'm also godawfully sick.

All of my B5 episodes were taped directly off the television during '01, so I have to fast-forward through all of the commercials. The commercials in '01 are remarkably similar to those airing today, except for the fact that the SciFi Channel occasionally airs spots for "brand new Farscape" and I get all excited for about five seconds. I'm not usually one for reboots, but boy, I would love to see a Babylon 5 reboot with a big budget and a modern shooting style, sets that don't look like cardboard and modern special effects. Seriously, we had it good at the turn of the century for science fiction. And now? It's all vampires and stupidity.

I think one of the things I like the best about the characterizations on B5 is that nobody ever really shipped Sheridan and Ivanova. There is absolutely no sexual tension between the actors and absolutely no "will they/won't they" a la Jack/Sam. They're friends, and that's it. I'm all for relationship drama like the next person, but sometimes it's just nice to see a solid friendship.

There are other interesting, but small, changes in the advertising. For example, the AOL ads talking about "fastest logon times." Logon times! Ahahaha. Funny.

The catface usually ignores me completely when Oz is home -- but when he isn't, His Nibs is all up in my grill at every second of the day, sitting on my feet in the office, throwing himself bodily against my legs when I'm sitting on the couch, meowing incessantly. If I stop petting him for five seconds, he thinks the world is over. It's really quite hilarious, because as soon as Oz walks through that front door at the end of the week, I will go back to being completely ignored.

And now it's lunchtime. If the cat lets me get up.

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