Raiding the Watchtower.

"By the way - do you watch Battlestar Galactica? If so, what did you think of the first episode?"

I waited nice and patiently for that third season to come out on DVD... I played by their rules. I avoided the spoilers. And what happened? I was given three weeks to watch every single episode, and that's what I did. Then, for two days, I was on the same page as everyone else.

And now I'm back to running away from anyone who wants to talk about a show I love. Well, nuts to that. Tonight, I go to ride the azure torrents. I shall ride fast and hard, scarce daring to look behind me, for fear of seeing what deep-dwelling creature has been disturbed by my passage. I shall not dare to look ahead, lest I be tempted by the siren's call of boundless content and its untold riches. No, if I must ride into the maelstrom, then so shall I go, eyes open, unafraid, focused upon the one object of my desire. And by doing so, I shall effect my escape, and arrive safe in harbour at the end of my journey. Then shall I finally find out what happened at end of Season 3, and just where [CAN'T SAY] got shuttled off to, and whether [BIG] and [SPOILERS] are going to freak out, and how - or if - the entire crew survives the [YOU SHOULD SEE IT]. See? That's exactly what I don't want to do for the next year until Season 4 hits the shelves.

And so, I -- a person who would gladly pay for each episode, if only iTunes (or anyone else) made such an option possible in Canada -- descend into piracy. And I'm loving every minute of it.

Oh, and in case anyone from Grande Prairie is reading this blog: Starbuck is an exact replica of my old co-worker, Shanna. From the path of desctruction she creates right down to the flash in her eyes when she smiles. There, I said it. It's been on my mind for three years, and now I've said it.

She's going to kill me.


Anonymous said...

I found a great CBC special you'd love...search "Talking Canadian" on youtube.
Prepared for some good dsicussions on Canadian identity when I get back?

Denton said...

Fascinating stuff... it brings to mind the comment about how the South American drawl is actually an accurate reflection of how the English spoke in the 18th century.

I love linguistics.

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