I can’t remember the last time I had a good night’s sleep.  Even though I’m exhausted by the time I turn off the lights, I’m so wound up that it takes me forever to actually doze off.  And, when I finally, I’m only out for an hour or two before I’m awake again. I’ll eventually drift off again and wake up an hour later.  Drift off.  Wake up.  Drift off.  Wake up.  And so it goes throughout the night.  Surprisingly, I get out of bed feeling fairly well-rested – but it eventually catches up with me.  Right around, oh, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., about the time I settle down to work on my blog.  Which is a shame since, earlier today, I was all fired up to deliver a rant certain to make Lemming-Gate pale in comparison.

Oh well.  I’ll get around to it eventually.  In the meantime…

Today was the last day for everyone else – Alaina Huffman, David Blue, Brian J. Smith, Patrick Glimore, Jennifer Spence, Peter Kelamis, Haig Sutherland, and Julia Benson – all incredibly talented and wonderful people.  I advise them to rest up well this hiatus because, based on what we’ve come up with so far, they’ll be VERY busy in season 2.

Well, those who survive the season finale anyway.

This morning, Robert Cooper was on Stage 5, directing some scenes owing from Lost.  Then, this afternoon, Ivon Bartok was on Stages 2 and 4 directing the last of the kino scenes.  For those of you who weren’t there (Where were you?!), here are some of the highlights:

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Art Department package featuring kino director Ivon Bartok (cover design by Chris Beech).
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Carl pulls a Martin Gero. Fortunately, no stitches are required.
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Guess the mystery man.
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Director of Photography Jim Menard and Director Ivon Bartok - best of buddies. I think.
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On set with Director Ivon Bartok.
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Actor Patrick Gilmore (SGU's Dale Volker) regales Ashleigh and me with a tale involving coffee, magazine thievery, dubious heroics, and suspect use of the term "hotshot". Get the details here: twitter.com/patrickgilmore
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Actor Peter Kelamis (SGU's Adam Brody) has joined the dark side = twitter.com/peterkelamis
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David Blue got me a going away present. And, as is customary, I weigh the gift. Oooh. Heavy!

Mailbag:

Ytimynona writes: “But then Young asks him if her knew that the lottery was pointless anyways, and Rush doesn’t answer him. So now I’m wondering if Rush is as evil as I thought he was in the first three episodes.”

Answer: Or, at the very least, wants to have everyone entertain the possibility that he is.

Chad writes: “The Ori/Ancient Home Galaxy..does it have a name? How far away is it from the Milky Way? And do you guys ever plan to revisit it in a new SG-1 movie?”

Answer: I believe Ark of Truth was the final chapter in the Ori storyline so, no, I don’t think we’ll ever be revisiting it in a future movie.

Chad also writes: “And have you ever heard word that they may finally answer that question about humanity’s origin or creation and why exactly we are called the “Second Evolution” of the Ancients when we seem to be less evolved really…except the subconscious?”

Answer: This is another matter – that we may or may not be touching upon in the new series.

Me writes: “Not really, but I think the stories of both SG1 and SGA were more about what they experienced, what happened wherever they went, rather than ‘will they survive?’.”

Answer: Which is ultimately what this series is about – the experiences of these characters and this microcosm of society in the heat of adversity and the struggle for survival.

MaggieMayDay writes: “How is Mom? Any updates?”

Answer: Still undergoing tests.  Thanks for asking.

Thornyrose writes: “The only redeeming fact for her is that Young was the only one to witness this. But he is also the highest authority on the ship, and I can’t imagine him giving her some of that authority after her attempt to sway him.”

Answer: Well, that really depends on Young.  As the ranking military officer on board Destiny, he is the logical choice to lead.  That said, there are plenty of civilians on board who may chafe under military rule and they may look to someone who best represents their interests – and, at first blush, this may well be Wray.  If this does turn out to be the case, what does Young do?  Does he dismiss Wray based on their experience in Light or  does he take the high road and honor the choice made by a rival and potentially hostile faction?

Erik writes: “will we be finding out a lot of information about the Ancient/Alteran timeline in SG-U? Or will they eventually fade into the background and new alien races pop up to take the forefront?”

Answer: While we do touch on the Ancient/Alteran timeline, the greater part of this series will focus on the exploration of new alien encounters.

Narelle from Aus writes: “Chicken or fish? Should I take a coat or not? Do I avenge the death of my pet rabbit from when I was 10 by holding the culprits hostage in a cage for weeks and see how they like being made into stew?”

Answer: Chicken, yes, and without a doubt.

Skye writes: “I was wondering if u can dedicate your posts on Nov.1 to my dad Rodger for his 62nd birthday and Nov. 3 to my Mom Toni for her 60th birthday please. They have been married for 36 years and counting.”

Answer: Sure, but please remind me on the day.

DasnDanger writes: “Scott shined in Air III. Maybe I was the only one, but I was very moved by Brian’s performance in that episode.”

Answer: Brian J. Smith is equally amazing in tomorrow night’s episode, Water.

DasNdanger also writes: “It seems to me that Eli is like this – am I right in seeing it that way, Joe, that he has purposely been written as socially awkward?”

Answer: Yep.

Herbertsommerfeld writes: “Today was my last day of extra work on season 1 of SGU. I feel blessed to have been one of the few to have been on the Destiny all year.”

Answer: And it was great having you aboard, Herb!

Pastrygirl writes: “Loved the shuttle model – any chance of getting pics of the Destiny model? I’m assuming there is one, or is it all CGI?”

Answer: We talked about building a model but, for now, it’s all CG.

Cody writes: “I have a question, to take advantage of your culinary expertise Joe. Are there wine/chocolate pairings?”

Answer: Alas, I’m not a wine guy.

Flappo writes: “Something I also want to ask, are we going to see more of TJ?”

Answer: Yes, definitely.

K-Man writes: “1. When you wrote your first script for SG-1 were you a fan of the show first, or was it just a job opportunity for you and Paul?
2. If there is a 2nd season will Marty Gero be contributing a script, or is he officially done?”

Answers: 1. No.  I’d watched a season one episode, Emancipation, and it – uh – “didn’t do it for me”.  Fortunately, I did get to read some much better episodes and scripts prior to pitching.  2. Marty G. is busy on the second season of HBO’s Bored To Death.  If he does find the time, however, we’d love to hear any ideas he may have for SGU.

Logan writes: “My criticism of this episode is that the solar powered stuff was fairly obvious, and despite your explanation that they had to approach it as a life or death scenario, it seems that someone (Rush/Eli) should have broached this possibility, only to be told that it was a possibility they couldn’t afford to entertain.”

Answer: It appears that Rush DID consider the possibility but chose not to share his find with the others.

Amac251 writes: “Did you and the other writers/producers ever think/wonder (before this episode aired) that the scene would get a big response like this from the fans?”

Answer: Oh, we expected (and continue to expect) wackier.

Matthew Stoner writes: “Is there only one Stargate-dropping ship ahead of Destiny, or were other ships also launched before Destiny?”

Answer: There were several seed ships.

DasNDanger writes: “When did you start reading Wolverine?”

Answer: I picked up every title about a year ago and dropped titles as I lost interest.  Still loving Aaron’s work.

Rednor writes: “ But if so many people are saying that they find certain characters to be shallow or self-centered or immature, you need to listen to how they are being received, especially if it’s not how they are intended.”

Answer: I disagree.  With all due respect, it may seem like “so many people” but, in truth, this the opinion of a tiny portion of online fandom which is, in turn, a tiny portion of overall viewership.  It’s food for thought in many cases but certainly not a reason to rethink or change direction.

Rednor also writes: “The Stargate world, to this point, has been populated with very smart, very disciplined, very interesting people. They have not all been perfect.”

Answer: Actually, they were pretty damn close to perfect and were generally beyond reproach.

Montrealer writes: “Was wondering if the Destiny is organic in the same way like the Wraith Hives and ships so that worn out parts gets replaced over time.”

Answer: Nope.

Gilder writes: “…do you know of any situations where an actor auditioned well but could not deliver in production?”

Answer: It’s been a while but, yes, I have.  Thank goodness for great editors.

Abby writes: “Okay, another question. Is there a set amount of time between each episode or does the amount vary depending on the episode?”

Answer: It really depends on the individual episodes.  In the past, a season has roughly equaled one full year.  However, this first season of SGU will cover a significantly shorter stretch.

Dakota writes: “When do we get to see a good ol’ fashion firefight on an alien planet?”

Answer: Soon, soon.

Shadow Step writes: “Do you keep a bible of all things said on your blog, and the individual developments the posters go through, so that you might later catch them in a slice of humanity and snicker at them?”

Answer: No need.  It’s often the same people who seize on preliminary character or story descriptions, imagine the worst, scream bloody murder, and then conveniently disappear once they’re proven wrong – only to reappear later with some other axe to grind.  You say “humanity”.  I say “idiocy”.  You also say “snicker at them” while I say “Call them on their bullshit histrionics”. J

Simon writes: “1) Can you give us a list of which actors will be doing audio commentaries for the split season(?) DVD?
2) Still no word on the SG-1/SGA movies?

Answers: 1) I can’t give you a list because I haven’t been keeping track.  So far, I’ve seen David Blue, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque, Ming-Na, and Louis Ferreira.
2) None.”

Airwolf writes: “I’ve noticed many people stating “this is not Stargate” and wonder to myself why it wasn’t simply named “Destiny?” […] Rather than having Stargate in the name. Some people are downright irate about this!”

Answer: Who cares?  While it’s admittedly very different from the previous shows, it’s still Stargate – whether certain fans like it or not.  And, for the most part, they DO seem to like it.  Yeah, even those fans who claim NOT to like it.  In fact, I’d say especially those fans.

Shadow Step writes: “Not to make you paranoid but I guarantee that there are people in your life who have done much, much worse than have sex out of wedlock. ”

Yeah – but she didn’t have to see it.”

Answer: Uh, yeah, nice try, but we weren’t talking about being affronted by the sex scene.  We were discussing pigeon-holing characters on the basis of blanket moral convictions.

Shadow Step also writes: ”

“Hooking up with two people does make you a horn-dog. It makes you a perfectly normal twenty-something male.”

That presupposes that the avertage twenty-something male isn’t a horn-dog.”

Answer: I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess you’re neither male nor twenty-something.

Shadow Step also writes: ”

“Basically, we’re not nearly far enough into this series to have the audacity to think that we know the ins and outs of all these characters.”

What I fear is the audacity of soap – “who will sleep with whom! All new SGU!”

Answer: I know!  It’s taken up almost a whole minute of the 225 minutes aired so far!  I’m surprised you haven’t already been driven mad by the experience.

Shadow Step also writes: ”

“I can’t believe so many people had problems with the Chloe/Eli/Scott thing. The end of Air, Part 3 was all I needed to know those two were attracted to each other,”

Yeah, well some of us were asleep by then.”

Answer: Well thank goodness you were able to wake up in time to watch the subsequent episodes otherwise I would really miss out on this insightful input.

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Quade1
Quade1

it’s David Blue!!!

ytimynona
ytimynona

*Sigh* Some people can’t separate their hatred of what a character does from their feelings about an actor. Apparently Brian Smith has been experiencing attacks on Twitter that are somewhat akin to what Wil Wheaton experienced during his stint as Wesley on TNG. Sheeeeeeesh, people. And to those offended by it, here’s some advice from Ivon Bartok: “Don’t sweat it…water off a duck’s back…”

I am ridiculously excited about tomorrow’s episode… and I guess I should rewatch Light before then, eh? I need to get my thoughts on Light in order before moving on!

Audrey
Audrey

Heh. lol. I love that card in the background of that 3rd pic.

ytimynona
ytimynona

Oh, and it’s David Blue, but why is Eli wearing an Air Force uniform?!?

Narelle from Aus

Argh! Still waiting on results for your Mum (sorry Aussie spelling). Is she at least getting any better care?

Narelle from Aus writes: “Chicken or fish? Should I take a coat or not? Do I avenge the death of my pet rabbit from when I was 10 by holding the culprits hostage in a cage for weeks and see how they like being made into stew?”

Answer: Chicken, yes, and without a doubt.

Thank you bearer of the Magic 8 ball. I’ll let you know how it all goes. My captives were happy to hear that I had consulted someone on this whole saga. Happiness turned to sorrow though when I explained that their capture was being encouraged. Fans of the show by the way.

Saw quite a strange new carpet fragrance today at the supermarket. http://www.twitpic.com/nh62k
Fresh pet smell? Is that like freshly mowed grass? Fresh linen? What does a fresh pet smell like? Something sleazy? I’ve had a pet get fresh on my leg, but not so much smelt one.

Thornyrose
Thornyrose

Ohh, that was an interesting answer. I do hope it indicates foreshadowing. And I’d have to wonder that if Wray were to achieve a position of power on Destiny, if it would be the “high road” for Young to permit it, or if it would be his duty to oppose her. Luckily, we still have fifteen episodes to see how it goes. The other interesting answer of the day is the fact that Destiny is not a unique ship, but one of a class. Given the size of the universe it seems unlikely that we’ll see one of the sister ships, but on the other hand maybe it’s just a “one in a million” chance. And we know what that means…
Great pictures, as always. As far as the sleep goes wish I could help. Eventually your body will force you into a longer, deeper sleep. That, or you’ll end up catching every creepy crud virus out there because your immune system goes on strike. You do have a few days before the big trip to rest up I hope. Hate to see you miss out on some of the reservations cause you overslept. Thanks as always, for taking the time to keep us posted with your latest doings. Now, off to check out twitter for doggie pics…

Narelle from Aus

Oh, if you find you wake up in the middle of the night, feeling that getting the rant off your chest might help you sleep a bit more, I’m sure those here won’t mind having an addendum style blog entry.

I’d love to help out on the not sleeping issue, but I’m in no position to be handing out advice on the subject right now seeing as I’m finding myself with the same type of problem. Maybe time for that Liquor Cabinet Weird Food Purchase of the Day? Passing out, sleeping – same, same.

Debra
Debra

I don’t care about Chloe and who she has sex with… but your blowing off criticisms points out again that when it comes to any type of romantic relationship, the SG writers miss far more than they hit. Perhaps to you it is enough to see them have sex, but for y’all to claim this is a relationship driven show and then not DEVELOP the relationship… just jump to sex… well, again, get a woman writer. I know you are tired of hearing it. Better yet, get a Jewish woman writer smile But you know I love you.
I don’t sleep much either… but it’s very unhealthy. Call your mom. (Aside: humorist Lewis Grizzard here in GA had book titled “Don’t Forget To Call Your Momma; I Wish I Could Call Mine.” Many titles funny…such as: Elvis is Dead and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself). G’night Joe.

EternalDensity
EternalDensity

Joe, I’d like to say that for me, knowing that the Destiny and main characters were going to survive in Light didn’t affect the suspense. Watching it a second time through did not diminish my emotional response to the great music, visuals, and acting, even though I knew what was going to happen. The episode generates plenty of suspense and such on it’s own without the condition of not knowing what happens.

crazymom1

If certain characters are perceived to be shallow or self-centered, maybe they ARE, and watching them develop in reaction to their new situation could be very engrossing. Or maybe we just don’t know them very well yet. Time will tell.

That said, here’s my completely different dilemma: my Friday night tradition was to watch Atlantis twice, with two bottles of wine. The second airing involved more snarking than watching, but was just as fun. Now, though, I’m not sure the two bottle tradition is going to fit SGU as well as it did SG-1 and Atlantis. There are more serious themes, darker tones…then again, there is Greer knocking Spencer unconscious, which drew actual cheers and jumping up and down here.

I’ll have to do some research to solve this one. How many more eps are there?

Aaron
Aaron

The series nature of SGU is making me want to wait till the end of the season and watch it all on DVD, the suspence is killing me! Is there any reasoning for or agaisnt doing this?

luvnjack
luvnjack

Joe, do you ever think about writing an entire book filled with your delightfully unique brand of snark? I would buy it. Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s SGU ep!

LJ

sylvia
sylvia

Heya Joe, mystery man is David Blue. And, since you showed it to us, enquiring minds want to know – please, what’s in the bag?

joflyaway
joflyaway

Stargate has always been the show that parents could be proud to watch with their children; the characters were ones that you wanted your children to admire and hope to emulate in their life. I always admire the characters that seek truth and honor their values in order to make a better place for all, even people they have never met. Imperfect and flawed, yet they gave of themselves in order to fight the bad guys for us little people who can’t fight for ourselves. The sex scenes, while a part of all human interactions, are not ones that I would want my children to view. Not that I want to prevent them from knowing about life; it just isn’t behavior I want them to admire and copy. I can say I have never had nor wanted to have sex in a closet nor with someone I barely knew. However, if I were in a situation where I thought it highly likely I would die, how would I chose to spend that remaining time? Having sex would be at the top of the list for sure. As an adult, I certainly understand the scenes and its place in the character development and was not offended at all by the way it was shown. As a parent, I wish those scenes were more subtle, limited to kissing and then going behind closed doors (while we adults know what is going to happen, the kids won’t). just my opinion.

HBMC
HBMC

Never ceases to amaze me how many people say things like “I hate the show”, and continue to do so.

Every week.

After watching the show.

Every. Week.

Are they masochist that like watching things they purport to hate? It is something I will just never understand.

Ryan
Ryan

Dear Joe:

I really, really, seriously, honestly, deeply and truly, want to know how they managed to ‘key in’ the Earth Point of Origin on a gate that pointedly doesn’t POSSESS said point of origin. How did they pull it off? Did Carter beam down to the base, upload a workaround and then beam away when we had our eyes shut or what gives?

Thank you, that is all
Ryan

dasNdanger
dasNdanger

I thought the mystery man was Peter D… Maybe I was wrong… @ Cody – Yes! There are wine/chocolate pairings! Interestingly, I have read that pairing cheese and wine actually nullifies the taste of the wine – all wines will taste similar when tasting/drinking them with cheese. However, chocolate seems to enhance the wine, instead of smothering its flavors. To get started, check out this site: http://www.brixchocolate.com/ My sister bought me Brix – it came as two large bricks of chocolate with a cutting board and knife. One was for cabernet and fuller-bodied wines (extra-dark), the other for Zinfandel and Merlot (dark) – and I was amazed at how each chocolate complimented the wine! I drink the drier reds, and always keep a supply of dark chocolate on hand to go with it. Ghirardelli (72% and 86%) and Lindt (70% & 80…or 85%) are both relatively easy to find in drug and grocery stores, and they go very well with the reds. Hope that helps! @ Joe – Thanks for answering my question about Eli. I was wondering if I was reading the character correctly. Sometimes I doubt my instincts. Looking forward to tomorrow’s episode! Over dinner tonight I asked Mr. Das which characters he liked best – Eli and Scott where the first two out of his mouth. He likes Eli because the character reminds him of himself, and likes Scott because he’s courageous – will leap into action without a second thought. He’s iffy about Rush (because he can’t figure him out), and a bit intrigued by Wray. It’s really the first time he’s talked about the show – usually he talks about work and stuff, and if he does talk about a tv show, it’s to give me a play-by-play about what happened. Rarely does he discuss the characters like we do here, so it was nice to be able to pry that little bit of information out of him. Hey, while I’m at it – which eps have you written?? I don’t pay attention sometimes. And, finally – so then did you read the Old Man Logan arc, or not? It took longer to come out than it should, and a Giant Size Wolverine recently came out to finish up the arc. I thought it was pretty damn good – so was just wondering if you had read it. Comes to mind because I just bagged and boarded about 150-200 comics that I’ve read over the last few months. I have NO idea where I’m going to put all of these – I guess up in the attic. I have at least 10 short boxes of comics, and they have now officially outgrown my coat closet. And NO…I’m telling you this to see if you want them. I’m not THAT generous. Just curious if you had read that arc. Have a good evening, sir! das Loading...

Charlie's Angel
Charlie's Angel

Joe, hope your Mom is better soon. Hope your insomnia gets better also.

I’m sorry to hear about the fan attacks on Brian J. Smith. I would never go so far as to attack an actor personally because I was unhappy with the character he plays.

@Debra — My favorite Lewis Grizzard title: Shoot Low Boys, They’re Riding Shetland Ponies

@Das — a friend and I got carded last week during lunch. Being both 40 somethings, we were DELIGHTED!

Shadow Step
Shadow Step

“Answer: There were several seed ships.”

Can you seed something of metal? Shouldn’t it be construction ships? smile

“This the opinion of a tiny portion of online fandom…”

Ah, the children of lesser gods.

“You say “humanity”. I say “idiocy”. ”

I say humanity, because I assumed humans are flawed, I forgot there are exceptions.

““Call them on their bullshit histrionics”.”

Ie, disagree wink

“audio commentaries”

Still not getting paid? If they are, could you perhaps considering asking them in the nicest possible way to prepare for it, and not just stroll in and say “god, I’ve forgotten all about this episode” wink
(Of course Peter DeLuise and Gary Jones are always good for a side show *g*))

“Answer: Uh, yeah, nice try, but we weren’t talking about being affronted by the sex scene. ”

True, but I didn’t suggest affrontery. More going to Bray and then visit McDonalds smile

“Answer: I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess you’re neither male nor twenty-something”

Well, you are half right. smile

“I’m surprised you haven’t already been driven mad by the experience.”

I’m happy to hear you think I’m quite sane wink

“I would really miss out on this insightful input.”

Never fear – I wouldn’t dream of depriving you – after all someone has to speak up for the easily ignored online minority wink

Besides, its space – the final frontier – there’s gotta be something fascinating around the next nebula smile

Now however I’m suddenly feeling all faint, having realized I didn’t chase all the skirts I should have when I should have, and had better go rest and contemplate something else – perhaps Vancouverian forests.

matt
matt

is the mystery man in the cameo outfit David Blue aka Eli Wallace?

dasNdanger
dasNdanger

Oh, Joe…forgot to say…

RE: Sleep. I started taking vitamins, and am sleeping better than I have in years. I often wake up in the middle of the night – several times – but in the past it was because of anxiety, restlessness, etc – and I couldn’t go back to sleep easily. Now I wake up only because I have to use the bathroom (because I have a bad habit of drinking bottles of water and/or cups of tea while relaxing in the evening…like now…right before bed razz ), but I fall right back to sleep, no problem. But if I don’t drink a liter of water before bed, I will sleep right through the night – something I haven’t done in ages. I do attribute it to the vitamins.

However, if I am having a restless spell (if I’m excited over an upcoming event, for instance), I just solve the sleepless problem by sleeping in our ‘ship room’ (our study/den), with the tv on all night. I just put on the movies that I love, and WANT to see…and because I WANT to see them, I will inevitably fall – and stay – asleep. Old movies work best – ones I’ve seen a bazillion times. Johnny Depp once said that movies (especially his own, lol) are the best sleeping pills around. I tend to agree, though I can’t sleep to musicals, or comedies – they tend to be too ‘hyper’ in tone and thus stimulating to my subconscious. Film noir and Hitchcock flicks seem to work best for me – they’re my favorites and I know their sounds and dialogue so well that they have become that perfect, comforting white noise that keeps my brain sedated throughout the night.

Of course, that’s me. My husband cannot sleep to tv, and so that’s why I always have to go in the other room, or else I’ll find him wide awake at 3 am, watching Janet Leigh bite it in the shower. roll

das

Chad
Chad

Bland and unimaginative is probably where some of the grief resides. I quite often see the comparison (while trolling) of Scott/Chloe as “The quarterback gets the cheerleader, the end”. The guy with an interesting back story, heart, and appreciative humor gets snubbed because of his physical appearance. Such is life.

dasNdanger
dasNdanger

Arrgh! I keep forgetting stuff…

As far as the ‘wound up’ feeling you’re experiencing – I think it comes from creativity. When I get into a creative mode (writing, art, projects around the house like painting, tiling, etc) I have a lot of trouble coming down far enough so I can sleep. I also suspect it’s that sort of feeling (which seems to go hand-in-hand with my OCD) that leads many creative people (entertainers, for instance) to resort to sleeping pills – and worse – in search of a good night’s sleep.

Usually if I read before bed, or distract my mind with some kind of mental puzzle (sudoku, for instance), I find it easier to come down and fall asleep. But if I start something like a jigsaw puzzle…forget it. I’ll be up until 4 am searching for that last piece of sky! A mental puzzle will sedate me, while a visual puzzle will stimulate me. But at least I know what works, and what doesn’t, and have never resorted to drugging myself to sleep.

Speaking of sleep…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

das

sorrykb
sorrykb

ytimynona wrote:
>Some people can’t separate their hatred of what a
>character does from their feelings about an actor.
>Apparently Brian Smith has been experiencing attacks on
>Twitter…

So…. people who are complaining about a FICTIONAL character’s … character/moral fiber/choices/whatever … are screaming and ranting and abusing actual living human beings. And saying things I imagine they never would if they had to raise their concerns in person, rather than in the easy anonymity of the internet. Think about it for a moment… Brian Smith’s MOM reads this blog, for god’ sake!

There’s nothing wrong with criticism — But surely, somehow, we should all be able to treat people with a minimum of respect and decency. The fictional characters on Destiny are stranded in a distant part of the universe and facing imminent death. Maybe they have good reason to act up. — But we’re just hanging out online.

I suppose this is typical of the internet. But wouldn’t it be something — wouldn’t it say a lot about all of us — if we could do better?

– KB

P.S. for Joe: I recommend chocolate. Lots of chocolate. And then a rant maybe. (Myself, I’d get a pint of Ben and Jerry’s — and throw away the lid.)

P.P.S. And thanks for keeping us all updated and entertained, and for putting up with all the $%*#, even though you shouldn’t have to.

crayonbaby
crayonbaby

What did Carl do to his finger? What’s in that bag from David Blue? A brick? Inquiring minds want to know.

Yeah, characters on shows are sometimes shallow and self-centered. Take for instance Finn on Glee. Shallow teenage boy if there ever was one. But it is so much fun watching his character grow and change since that first episode. Definitely not worried about any of the SGU characters growing and changing.

If I hate something, I stop watching. No grumping, no arguments. It’s just television, although good TV when it comes to SGU.