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18 May 2007 @ 10:31 am
Vid instarec: Break  
You guys know how I have been bemoaning the lack of Lee character studies, right?

Well, bananainpyjamas, aka dragonchic, just posted one and I think I died of happy! I'm so flaily, you can't believe. I practically ran around my office in circles flapping my arms. Thankfully I didn't or my co-workers would have dragged me off to the nut house... but, um, yes. *flails*

There are a shitload of good vids getting posted at the moment, and more I want to rec, but ... LEEEEEEE!!!

bananainpyjamas describes the vid as a short trip inside the character's head--and it's very effectively so. She 'tries to convince you that he in fact has a reason to be as emo as he is', which anyone who reads my BSG meta will know is a cause I'm whole-heartedly behind. ;-) While short, the vid charts a lot of emotional territory, and it's passionate, which is perhaps what I love most about it. People diss Lee for being weak, whiny, too self-reflective... but rage and energy and action are as much a part of who he is.

(Oh, btw, don't think that this means I'm going to stop wheedling all and sundry to make Lee vids! ;-) I have an endless appetite for them!)
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DC: Battlestar Galactica - Lee is hottie!bananainpyjamas on May 18th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
=O You're trying to make my head explode, aren't you?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: bsg kara eeek!bop_radar on May 18th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
No?!
DC: Battlestar Galatica - Awesome Karabananainpyjamas on May 18th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
XD Your icon cracks me up. Oh Kara.

Really though, you're totally inflating my ego here. To have a Lee fangirl/master of meta such as yourself squeeing over something I made is beyond insane. :D

Quick thing though - I actually spell my username with a y in 'pyjamas.' hehe, I stayed true to the original spelling of that wonderfully cracked show. :)
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Dionusia: lee looks so lostdionusia on May 18th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Thanks for the rec, K! (And yaaaay for people who dig our dear Leemo.)
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee owns Karabop_radar on May 18th, 2007 02:23 am (UTC)
Yay, UB, YAY! And lookie, new icon! I call it 'Lee owns Kara'. *beams*
Dionusia: lee duuuuudedionusia on May 18th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
I love it! How about this "Kara owns Lee"? ;)
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dianora: apollodianora2 on May 18th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
Oooh, thanks for the rec. And yes, when you see it all together like that, our boy does have MORE than enough cause to be emo, don't you think? His doing it so prettily is a nice bonus...
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee in darknessbop_radar on May 18th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
Yes indeed-y! :-) And really I will never understand why more people don't enjoy the ever-so-pretty emo-ing.
daybreak777: pilotsdaybreak777 on May 18th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
Thanks for the vid rec. I'm so glad that you are finding more Lee vids out there. After your Lee squee, I totally support you sending any more recs out there, especially about Lee. He isn't a character I get right away, but the videos focusing on him alone, really help me understand him without the distraction of Kara.

Though the man does look so good in a suit, it is distracting in itself.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Leebop_radar on May 18th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
Yay! It's so lovely of you to try and understand Lee even though you don't instinctually get him. *hugs* I'm glad the vids help.

Eyecandy + thinky thoughts = HEAVEN ;-)
daybreak777daybreak777 on May 18th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)
I can't believe I'm asking this, but what exactly is emo? Seriously, what makes Lee more emo than Kara? Than Adama crying over Boomer's body? Maybe it's the pouting. I can't say Kara or Adama really pout. But the pouting is kind of cute on Lee. Then it's like sometimes he (or Jamie)laughs at himself and is like, "Get over yourself, man." I think it's kind of cute, though I don't fully understand it.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee lolbop_radar on May 18th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
what exactly is emo? Seriously, what makes Lee more emo than Kara? Than Adama crying over Boomer's body?
HAHAHAHA! That's the best thing I've heard all week. *loves you* I'm with you. Adama is a ridiculous emotional wallower--can you imagine the to-do there would be if Lee poured over Kara's stuff, crying his eyes out? And Kara is angst-girl-extraordinaire. I don't begrudge either of them--they both have more than their share of trauma and grief and personal issues to work through. But so does Lee.

it's the pouting. I can't say Kara or Adama really pout.
Maybe! ;-) Though, I have seen Kara pout, but only in a sexy flirty way--with Lee.

the pouting is kind of cute on Lee. Then it's like sometimes he (or Jamie)laughs at himself and is like, "Get over yourself, man." I think it's kind of cute, though I don't fully understand it.
I agree! There's self-awareness about the pouting! He's got that wry sense of humour about himself. He knows when he's being self-indulgent.

I could write an essay on how the term 'emo' has become shorthand for 'I-don't-care-about-your-problems-get-over-yourself', which seems to be what a lot of fans feel about Lee. Personally I think that's their problem, not Lee's! ;-)
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