07 January 2011 @ 11:39 pm
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Thoughts of the day:
  • I am only one person. Please remember that when scheduling an ERP upgrade and a network conversion for the same period of time. These projects are both mine now and I cannot attend to them at the same time. I'm pretty fucking good at multi-tasking, but I'm not that good. You, work, can kiss my arse.

  • Mongolian stirfry is better with the meaty bits.

  • Maybe the one true God can tell me why Caprica didn't make it, because I sure as hell don't know. I get that it was ratings, yes. But it was smart, subtle, and often surprising. It had the legs to be what I've always loved best about sci-fi fusion shows. The other half and I mainlined the last five episodes tonight and I can't count the number of times I actually said out loud, "Why did this show get canceled again?"

  • I miss Smitey!Cas. I'm jumping around on my re-watch. Last night was Lazarus Rising and tonight was Are You There God...?. I love that the character has evolved, but I miss the zing, the righteous angel that made Dean frakking Winchester avert his eyes.

  • I should be writing. I want to be writing. I am too mentally exhausted to write anything decent tonight. In that vein, if there's anyone else who'd like to be on the filter for my [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang, let me know.

  • Sometimes, being the eldest child of a batshit narcissist sucks eggs.

  • *starts compiling the Mob fanmix* Jelly Roll Morton, how I've missed ye. Now I'm going to dream about flappers.

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[identity profile] on January 8th, 2011 06:06 am (UTC)
I'm still miffed about not the abrupt cancellation, but also how the show was treated by the network. It's like they didn't care at all despite the claims of being BSG fans in TPTB offices or whatever. And what's this with bringing it back only to have it go on another break, have the DVDs be released before they air the final five episodes IN ONE DAY. It's like gee, thanks. That was a gigantic "fuck you" to everyone.

At the very least, it should have gotten a second season. It was just so amazing and had wonderful potential had they actually promoted it properly and given it a steady run.

I love Castiel and the evolution of his character (aside from some characterization fail this season) but I do agree, there's something so otherworldly about him being smitey and getting up in people's personal space, threatening them, making them back down, etc. The moments were he could say "I pulled you out of Hell, I can throw you back in" and you truly believe that.

Not that he isn't a BAMF now, since he always will be. It's just that level of intensity that I miss, you know?
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[identity profile] on January 8th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
It reminds me of the way Fox treated Firefly back in the day. Yeah. I doesn't make any sense.

I think that it could have easily run three seasons, probably four. It was a slow, steady build instead of the abrupt one BSG had but it was building.

*happy sigh*

Yeah, it was a necessary evolution I think, but I do love that aspect of his character.
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[identity profile] on January 8th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
The epilogue at the end of the finale made me so mad because I would have loved to see some of these stories evolve over the next few seasons.
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[identity profile] on January 8th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
It didn't make me mad so much as it made me sad that we'd never get anything but bullet points. Stupid ratings.
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[identity profile] on January 8th, 2011 07:18 am (UTC)
I totally agree about Caprica! In preparation for those last 5 eps I rewatched the whole series and it really is amazing.
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[identity profile] on January 8th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
The other half is out buying Caprica in its entirety. I have a feeling we'll be watching it straight through again very soon. I'm flashing back to Firefly.
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Mish: Castiel -- n00b[identity profile] on January 8th, 2011 07:36 am (UTC)
I'd like to be on the filter, please. I read my flist far too infrequently but I love to see process.

I watched Caprica but I found its pacing flawed. It dragged. They needed to stuff more plot development into each episode. It felt like I was in the slow class; I got the point two episodes back, tyvm, and I'm ready to build on that. It needn't be action; if something's going to move slowly plot-wise then I want lots of good characters development.

My impression was that they used the room left by lack of plot to stuff in more characters rather than develop those they had. I suppose that my real complaint is that they started so many different storylines that they left themselves little time to develop any of them.

I LOVED New Caprica City, the virtual world they created, and the daughters living digitally beyond death. I found that side of the story interesting -- as well as Zoe as Cylon, though that moved like molasses. Everything was moving slowly before they discovered a whole religious sect warfare storyline to add and slowly progress its story, too.

I thought Caprica had loads of potential and was the best thing on SyFy (*shudder* I hate that name) and watched it each week. As the show went on, alas, I started doing other things while watching rather than parking myself in front of the tube, shushing anyone foolish enough to speak during the show. Once I can happily pause the show to talk to someone or answer the phone during the show or mute because the fanfic I just found looks really good, well, its days on my list are numbered.
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[identity profile] on January 8th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
Woot! *adds you*

I would agree that it had a slower start. And they did have a lot going on at once. I think they found the balance in the 1.5 run of episodes and so I felt I was getting to know folks better instead of constantly meeting new folks and juggling new plotlines.
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[identity profile] on January 8th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
I am STILL so bitter & almost incoherent with rage at Caprica's cancellation & its treatment by SyFy. But I'm pretty sure I've ranted to you about it before, so I won't bore you again. ;)
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[identity profile] on January 8th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
*sniff* I'm just sad to see it go. I love so many of the characters and love to hate so many others had so much potential to be a thoughtful prequel to the BSG series, I'm upset that it didn't get a chance.

And I will miss having Sam on my TV.
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