ahkna: (VMARS Veronica Dark)
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ahkna: (DLM George Newspaper)
I just finished watching the season finale of BSG. My thoughts are plentiful but so is my fatigue. Post tomorrow.

Sleep now.
ahkna: (BSG "You're not my type")
It's almost 3am and I can't fucking sleep. So I made icons from some of my old Battlestar Galactica wallpapers.

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ahkna: (BSG In Control)
I'm in the middle of BSG art battle with [livejournal.com profile] elli, who does some absolutely fabulous and interesting art. I decided I would post my first three volleys, full size (1024x768)



Volley One: Main Character


Volley Three: Minor Character


Volley Five: Favourite Ship (Just to note, Lee/Kara isn't my favourite ship but I wanted to use their promo shots)
ahkna: (SGA Shepwhoring Wraith)
More wallpapers.



one more BSG, plus Grace Park, Angelina Jolie and Keira Knightley )

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ahkna: (DLM Clown Mason)
So, I am now fully caught up on Stargate: Atlantis. W00t! My favourites were "Critical Mass" because Elizabeth got to be all dominant and "Grace Under Pressure" because it featured my two favourite characters from SG1 and SGA. So now I can continue to download them and watch them at the same speed as everyone else.

And I'm working my way through the first part of season two of Battlestar Galactica.

And YAY! I got season one of Dead Like Me with one of my giftcards. Yes, I have a ridiculous amount of television to catch up on now.
ahkna: (BSG snapshot)
I bought Season 1 of Battlestar Galactica today on whim. I don't know when I'm going to get time to watch through it but I own it now. W00T!
ahkna: (ACT Teryl Cowboy Hat)
Hee! I've been on an icon making spree of late. Look at all the pretty girlses! Plus a select few of my favourite boys. Some are better than others but sometimes the public service message is more important than the prettiness. For example: Veronica/Duncan is BOH-RING!

SG1
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WEST WING
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CHENZEL
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DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
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DEAD LIKE ME
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MISCELLANEOUS
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ahkna: (SG1 Sam Hustler)
When does BSG Season 1 come out on DVD? I would very much like to purchase it so I can finally get around to watching the last seven episodes. I don't have time to watch tv shows on my computer because it's actually being used for essays and notes and other such things.

That said, I finally finished watching episode 1x08. And I am officially in love with Roslin. I need to icon her, stat. Also, there is no end to my love for Callum Keith Rennie. He is just so fucking awesome in everything he does.
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Yo! Look at my new icons...only three until I manage to buy a paid account, which will be sometime in the coming weeks, I hope. *squee!*

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The Battlestar Galactica one is possibly my favouritist icon of all time. And I really had to icon the Shep picture because it was just too majesty. See what you can make when your cat isn't sitting on the keyboard?
ahkna: (Cally)
So, I'm watching Da Vinci's Inquest. This show makes me squeal with all the fucking awesome talent on it.

First off, Gwynyth Walsh fucking rocks. Remember when she was the Tok'ra mom on SG-1. And Jewel Staite is on it as Gabriella Da Vinci. She's so beautiful it actually hurts me. Sarah Strange, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Apophis...I mean, Peter Williams. It's weird because Sarah-Jane is playing Gloria in this episode but in later seasons she was a regular as Sargeant Kurtz.

And Colin Cunningham is on this show all the time, although he is so much prettier on SG1.

Picspam! Picspam!
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Why, I think it's Major Davis from SG1 and Petty Officer 2nd Dualla from Battlestar Galactica. Hee! Jeebus, that woman has beautiful eyes.

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And Apophis is alive and hiding in Vancouver! Possibly dating George's mom from Dead Like Me.

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It's Queen Egeria from SG1 and Leo's hot Indian nurse from West Wing.

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Venus Terzo is so beautiful it makes me hurt inside.

Anyway, speaking of shows shot in Vancouver that I love, I bought Season 2 of Dead Like Me. It was 30 bucks and I'm all vibratey because I will finally get to see the Teryl Rothery episodes.
ahkna: (Sam and Janet)
I feel like ranting a little about television right now. I keep reading and seeing several things that have just been rubbing me a little raw lately, so a rant, divided into three [mostly] unrelated topics. I have three topics: Character Development (or Stagnation), Why I Watch Science Fiction and Race in Television.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT (OR STAGNATION)
Fandom people bitch about inconsistent character development all the time. "How she reacts in this Season Seven episode is so out-of-character for so-and-so", etc. The one that comes to my mind first is Sam Carter from Stargate SG-1. Even Amanda Tapping complains about her being inconsistent as a character.

Another example that springs to mind is Season 5 and 6 characterization on The West Wing. I don't actually think that counts though because Josh, Leo, CJ, Donna and Toby don't resemble themselves from the Sorkin-penned earlier episodes one single iota. This isn't bad characterization, it's really bad writing. There's a difference.

I, for one, try not to complain about how Sam is acting like a mooning school girl and Leo is short tempered and podlike. In real life there is no such thing as consistency. People never react the way you think they will. People are selfish and cruel and sometimes their personalities remain stagnant for years with little or no personal growth. Ideally, our television show characters would grow as people but come on, let's just take inconsistency to be a little bit of real life thrown in.

WHY I WATCH SCIENCE FICTION
I watch science fiction because anything is possible. It's great for the imagination but more than that, death isn't permanent and the heroes always find a way to save the world. I think that's why I'm not so obsessed with Battlestar Galactica as everyone else seems to be. I mean, I love it to pieces and I'm avidly watching it but it's a very serious show.

I want to see Buffy be resurrected because she's special. I want to see Teal'c risk his life to save Jack, Sam and Daniel from hell and have them be okay. I want to see Q fuck around with Captain Picard. I love whumping more than the average girl but I like it to be better. I want everything to be right in the end.

Seriously, killing off characters permanently just for the emotional upheaval is liable to turn me off of a show. Janet Fraiser, Tara, Jadzia Dax, etc. Blurp. I want to see UST and witty/sarcastic comments when in dangerous situations and victory in the face of overwhelming defeat and the occasional episode of hysterical silliness.

I've seen enough freak deaths like Janet's and Tara's (which were freakily similar to each other, oddly) and had to deal with the heartbreak and emotional upheaval that kind of stuff brings. I can't be the only one who feels this way or the most popular shows on television wouldn't be sitcoms.

and finally RACE ON TELEVISION
Uh, yeah, so for the most part only white people and black people exist on television. And even then it's mostly white people. What the hell?

Yay! Grace Park on Battlestar Galactica, a Korean! Is it just American television or American-produced shows? Asians are hardly ever shown as regular characters, with the notable exceptions of the aforementioned Grace Park, Keiko Agena on Gilmore Girls and Ming-Na on ER and people of Middle Eastern descent? Only in the past couple of years with Naveen Andrews on Lost and Parminder Nagra on ER has anyone brown made it on American tv. And, I feel it is necessary to note, that both Parminder and Naveen have British accents (yes, I think Naveen's shines through on Lost). English accents represent class and refinement to the North American public for some reason, so that reduces them to being foreigners due to accent as opposed to colour, like television is denying that brown people live in America.

I specifically point at American shows because Canadian television doesn't seem to fall into the same sort of traps. There are shows like Metropia which is for all intents and purposes a cheesy, low-budget night-time soap but represents cultural and ethnic minorities as they appear in Toronto. North of 60 was an entire show about being Native Canadian, for goodness sakes. Edgemont had several Asian characters. And one of them was gay. Gay minorities are highly underrepresented as well.

Jeez, the only thing more marginalized then Eastern races on television is Eastern religion. Maybe I don't have the right to complain as a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant - one of the majority but it really bothers me. Maybe I'm just naive too but I want to see everyone get represented.
ahkna: (Cally)
GIPy McGIP! Look, I made a BSG icon! It's Cally! She's so adorable. I totally want her.
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First off, is Battlestar Galactica filmed in Vancouver? It has to be because I am recognizing far too many people from the other Canadian tv shows I'm obsessed with. Like Helo was so totally a regular on Cold Squad and such. I'm so ridiculous in that I can name off actors like Jill Teed because I recognize her from CS, BSG and SG1. No wonder I'm considering moving to Vancouver, it's where all my favourite shows are filmed.

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