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10 November 2008 @ 12:57 pm
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Well i left to go to shelleycat's place saturday night around 6:15, and when i got down to the garage i found that the lock had been changed =P Luckily the manager was in her apartment, and said that the old lock had gotten broken and would no longer close, so she'd had to replace it. She gave me the new key and i continued on my way. I've got to wonder if either me or my garage-mate are doing something horribly wrong. We actually had the exact same problem about 10 months ago, right before i left home for christmas last year.

Anyways, when i got to shelleycat's place we went out to dinner at Claim Jumpers, where i ate way too much food, only partially mitigated by the fact that i hadn't had anything else to eat that day besides carrots. Afterwards we went back to her place and watched Kung-fu Panda, which actually wasn't anywhere near as bad as we'd both been expecting based on the commercials.

On sunday we went to IHOP for brunch, where i thought i ate way too much, but upon some investigation it turns out it was probably only about 1350 calories or so :) It seems that eggs and bacon and sausage don't have as many calories as one might think. Afterwards we watched the first three episodes of season 3 of Battlestar Galactica, then took a nap, then watched TrueBlood.

Spoilers for Battlestar Galactica 3:1 - 3:3:

You know what? I don't really believe the bit in the intro about how the Cylons have a plan. They clearly don't know what the hell they're doing. Through season two it was possible to believe that there was some deeply laid plan amidst all the chaos, but now we're getting a look at their council sessions, and they're clearly pretty fucked up. I think they've been intriguing for intrigues sake, and there are probably still hidden plants and contingencies and such, but not because of any specific plan they've got. And at least half the reason i say they probably have such things is that i'm sure the writers are going to "surprise" us with such things later, whether their existence is logical or not. For awhile it was mainly Gaius Balthazar (or whatever his name is) and his imaginary blonde cylon friend whose behavior was completely erratic. They'd cycle pretty randomly between episodes on whether they were in love with each other, whether or not they believed in god, what exactly god's plan was, whether they were actually trying to help the humans or betray them to the cylons, etc. Now the Cylons as a whole have gotten into the act. They have a secret plan for the humans, no, they want to kill them all, no, they want to leave them in peace, no, they want to invade and subjugate them. And apparently they invaded the humans for the humans' own good, because they want to bring them to the true religion or whatever. However their method of doing so is to brutally crush any opposition. I know that many human societies in the past have tried conversion by the sword before, but shouldn't the Cylons be a little smarter than that? Given the crappy conditions on that planet if they Cylons had shown up with food and supplies and acted friendly rather than showing up with an army of cylon robots and taking over they might even have been greeted as saviors.

Also, why are they still so concerned with Boomer's kid when they supposedly have Starbug's kid? Are they lying about her half-cylon nature?

Also, without going into detail, it's very interesting seeing how the plot has been progressing with TrueBlood. They've stayed pretty faithful to some plot elements and gone totally crazy with others. There are some that i think have been modified very subtly but i can't remember the details from the books well enough to be sure. I probably ought to reread the series, i'm a book or two behind currently as it is anyways. It's kind of disappointing that there are apparently only two episodes left in the season. I'm really not used to the way premium cable channels handle things =P