So I’ve decided to give myself a couple weeks off from blogging and reading blogs in general. It’s just become mentally exhausting to read and comment on my fellow bloggers articles let alone comment on them. Mostly because there’s just nothing I find interesting or remotely thought provoking being written right now…..no offense, but I actually kind of mean it when I make those “it’s all the same comments”. I guess I’m a little high maintenance when it comes to what I’ll read without having the urge to critique what people have written up and down the whole article if I think it’s ill-conceived. Blame that on the Graduate effect that turns us a little snobbish.
So…..nothing interesting to read…..that and the feeling that so many bloggers have gone too damn negative again. Yeah, about that, it feels like I’m now reading political attack ads against the very idea of certain series as if some people are being paid to do it as part of a campaign rather then indepedent anime fan blogging articles. I’m like, “What the hell, this isn’t the run for the White House, we’re hear to watch enjoy and discuss anime, not slander the people making them”. You know that whole feeling you get when you are avidly following a race and everything just goes totally negative out of the blue and your like, “You know I want to vote….but screw this nonesense”. Well that’s what it’s like right now for me when it comes to having any real desire to participate in blogging. I want to write and comment….but screw this nonsense.
This is what, the third time I’ve become disillusioned with it all? Only this time it’s with a purpose, because I’m actually planning on enjoying part of my summer for the first time in like 5 years and nothing is going to get in the way of that this time around. That enjoyment idea definitely doesn’t involve tussling and arguing over anime for 3 months straight I’ll have everyone know. And of course I’ll be back sometime mid-august to pick up where I left off. Really though, and I’ve got to be even more honest, anime just doesn’t interest me at the moment one bit. I’m more interested in gaming and in watching my Battlestar Galactica and Stargate at the moment.
Speaking of which I saw the first episode of Galactica today, the miniseries one. Not as good as I was imagining from what people were telling me. I absolutely loath the President character who seems more like an allegory for the old “women can hold powerful office too” argument that might have been fresh 25 years ago then an actual character. The Adama’s are great though and Gaius Baltar seems like he could turn into an interesting conflicted character with time. I’m also liking Saul Tigh who you want to hate, but I also feel so for for having to make the tough decisions that Adama makes, but lacking the popularity with the crew that would see them obeyed without question. Especially since Tigh has been right about most things so far other then flipping the poker table.
I can’t say I really find the Cylons interesting villains either. They seem more interested in rampant destruction then reparations for their former enslavement to humanity. There’s a tiny, ever so tiny bit of grey there, but no way am I saying they get any sympathy from me after what they’ve done. It also doesn’t help that the sole representative seen from their race so far, or rather the highest profile one (Number Six that is) seems to have been cast for the Jerry Ryan effect. “More sexy female aliens” (or in this case robots) as the joke about that science fiction pitfall goes. Not very compelling…..not at all. Aaaaaannnyyyway, I guess I can say before I take my break that the production values were at least high. Like mainstream TV level high. And so was the acting and choreagraphy now that I think of it. Really though I had expected a lot more. Maybe I’ll get it in the series proper. I hope I do. And now……VACATIONS ALL I EVER WANTED!