I never realized that the opening title sequence to BSG uses an operatic version of the Gayatri Mantra.
Beyond that, I was surfing around reading fanfic, and therefore was stumbling across events of the last half of season three (BSG, of course) and even though I haven't seen it yet, I do have knowledge of the major events of the end of season three. (I know tiny bits and pieces of the first half of season four, but not a whole lot and am trying to (mostly) keep it that way. The reason for this is primarily that I have three (at least) fics going that were started before season three really got going and which vere off from canon around that time. So the characters voices are radically different than they are in the series now. At least one reason that I stopped writing them for awhile was that the voices of the present show characters were different enough to give me trouble, and ultimately I decided that I should wait and finish the show (I didn't have cable anyway at this point) when I was done writing.
Apparently, I managed to delude myself as to what the rest of my reasoning was.
Oh my god this show fucking *HURTS*.
I was reading the summaries for Maelstrom and Razor (Razor in particular) and it was almost enough to make me nauseous. Not the "gross out" kind of nauseous, but the "your gut is tightening up so much that it makes you feel like you're sick" kind of nauseous. It's the feeling you get when you know horrible, tragic things are happening, about to happen, or are creeping around the edges as being likely to happen.
Beyond that... due to a number of things I was poking back through the Farscape Shippers List Archives, and people: I MISS YOU GUYS! I miss that list! (Looks at tnbella
, and serendipityxxi
) And the missing has very little to do with Farscape (like, not at all) and everything to do with all the rest of the discussions we had. And the quotes, because ohmygods.