Friday, December 21, 2007

Here Comes The Sun

Happy Solstice, all! Even if it technically isn't until tomorrow, my time. (Also, to my fellow Blake's 7 fans: Happy Gauda Prime Day! Even if it was technically yesterday where most B7 fans are.)

While I am traditionally something of a humbug, I am attempting to get into the holiday spirit. I baked cookies! I haven't baked cookies in years! I feel ridiculously proud of myself. Even if I did burn some of them a bit.

And never mind Christmas, I'm perfectly happy to celebrate the idea of the sun coming back. Night person I may be, but I'm getting tired of dark and cold already. Which is kind of sad, considering how short the winters are here.

7 comments:

  1. I've very recently started watching Blake's 7 (just the first couple of eps so far). It's dated and stilted in places, but almost surprisingly quite good.

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  2. Hey, good for you! I won't explain the significance of Gauda Prime Day, then, until after you've seen that far. :)

    It is a bit dated, especially in the FX department. Even for its time, the FX were very far from state of the art; it inherited its budget from a contemporary cop show. The characters, dialog, and some of the stories, though, are excellent stuff, and it's interesting to watch the series now, in the wake of shows such as Farscape and Firefly and note the ways in which it influenced and anticipated later shows.

    The second episode, by the way, is a lot more typical of the usual tone than the first, although the first does give you a good idea of what the show's universe is like. (I also have this theory that the first episode basically represents the entire series in microcosm, but you sort of have to have seen the whole series in order to appreciate that. :))

    I possibly know even more about B7 than I do about Doctor Who, by the way, so if you ever want to discuss that it, feel free. :)

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  3. How bad could the loss ofthe sun really be in Arizona?

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  4. I don't know. I've never lost a sun there. :)

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  5. In case you are home today, there is a MythBuster's marathon on.

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  6. I've probably already seen all of em. :)

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  7. regardless, it's a great way to waste a day ;)

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