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Gaila fic. Lists. Battlestar Galactica.

Argh. Complicated family stuff is complicated. Luckily, I could calm myself by indexing things, like Gaila commentfic fest. It has 17 stories and 161 comments, and it's not even closed! In fact, there are now even some extra prompts suggested by other readers. I also wish to point out that there is no Gaila/Pike yet. *hint* *hint*

I further wish to point out that owning your own comment fic fest is extremely pleasing, and more people should do it more often.


So, I have been indexing the prompts for the Uhura Fest at WNW. I don't really know how to explain this, but I like making lists. Like it so much that it's a physical, nearly full-body sensation of calm that I feel most in my temples and my chest. I don't taste it in my mouth, but if I did, I know it would taste faintly sweet, maybe like peaches, and kind of round.

I like the way I organized the list. It starts with gen prompts, which contain zero pairings. Then it goes to het and femslash, which will always contain at least two characters. Then there are the "multi" prompts, which always contain at least three characters, and I put the foursome prompts at the end so that it would keep going in order of the number of characters involved. I also alphabetized all the ships, and I made nice bold underlined headings for each pairing. I am considering putting the femslash prompt list before the het prompt list because there are more het prompts, and I would like it if the list went in order of size.

I think this degree of affinity for list making is a symptom of a mild spectrum disorder, but I don't really care. Mostly I care that while I am sort of upset about family stuff, I can go back and look at this list over and over again and feel calm. I sort of want prompting to end because I know I will like the list even better when I can number everything.



I watched a whole disc of BSG that made me happy. Of course, the disc ended with Kara Thrace killing herself, and in general, I object to the way that BSG makes characters interesting just before their deaths. Why not apply some of this interestingness to characters who are, I dunno, alive and appearing in every episode? *glares at Saul Tigh because losing an eye does not constitute character development*

I might be more upset about this except I know that Kara's coming back. I even know that she is a Cylon (although I do not know the full details of the arc, so no spoilers please!) I am metaphorically dancing around the living room in my underwear because I knew that she was a Cylon from the first episode. Well, actually I am confused about her Cylon-ness, but she's coming back. Googling with your eyes half-closed is no good. I am also having a metaphorical underwear dance because there was an episode about Kara's angst and it was good. I read about it on the back of the box, rolled my eyes, and steeled myself for the worst. Instead, I feel like I actually understand why she is the way she is. She treats her husband and her friends like dirt because her abusive mother taught her that love hurts, and the best she can hope for is to hurt other people before they hurt her. Not that every abuse survivor is like that, but I have known people, both students and adult friends, who behave that way. And the acting was so good! I really do love her friendship with Lee, and I am so, so grateful that they remembered that Kara is supposed to be good at her job. And Bill Adama crying at the end? Perfect.

Other good things: Helo had a whole episode to himself, and he often did not wear a shirt! That should happen more often.

And, uh, Baltar is interesting? Didn't know that was even possible, but I do find him interesting while he is leading a working class revolution from a jail cell. I think his poor farm boy story is made up, but this is at least a different and intriguing method of self-preservation. And Chief is back! And he is still Che Guevara! And Callie got to do something other than talk about her baby! I still think she should get to lead a worker's riot instead of just telling her man to go lead one, but still. Her story is getting better. My only complaint about the episode was that Laura Roslin realized she was wrong a little too easily, but it was still a good story.

Bill Adama/Laura Roslin - dare I hope? No, don't tell me.

"You're welcome in one of my beds anytime."

Best line ever, and both of their reactions were great.

Boy is bringing over another DVD tonight. I shall gird my loins for the orgy of man pain that is sure to follow Kara's death.
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Kara -- whooboy. There is in fact lots of manpain to come.

Other good things: Helo had a whole episode to himself, and he often did not wear a shirt! That should happen more often.

I for one would watch an entire series of The Shirtless Helo Show.

Edited at 2010-08-07 11:48 pm (UTC)
I know nothing about BSG whatsoever, but I would totally order the prompt lists by size too. I...kind of envy you getting to organize all that information.
I don't really know how to explain this, but I like making lists.

Me too! And the way you describe it is pretty much exactly how I feel it too.

And yes, "Maelstrom" is an incredibly well-done episode for Kara. <3 If it could be eps like that, plus women doing more awesome things (like Cally, yes), and shirtless Helo all the time...I would not object. ;-)
I would start my own comment, fic, but 1) no one would comment and I would be a sad monkey, and 2) I'd have to come up with another set of prompts than the ones I've got for <lj user="where_no_woman" for September. Also, I don't watch BSG, and I'm wondering if I should ask you to find a way to organize my fic. ;)
Like it so much that it's a physical, nearly full-body sensation of calm that I feel most in my temples and my chest.

I really like the way you described this. It sounds meditative, not pathological (at least to me).