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09 January 2008 @ 09:42 pm
More fic for moi!  
This is fun! I should TOTALLY have birthdays more often. :D (Even if I'm days late to collect my presents...)

wisteria_ wrote me a lovely gentle, intimate Kara/Lee ficlet.

And... so... this new S4 promo that's doing the rounds. How spoilery is it? Is it one of those things that's going to be totally everywhere and unavoidable anyway? *bites lip* I did end up watching the S3 promos before S3 aired. Is it about that level of spoilery? Or worse? (Yes I AM paranoid, thank you, and happy to stay that way!) There's still three or four months to go... I don't want to suddenly become a spoilerwhore... Er, that's ok--I won't be watching it.
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Silja: bsg - talking to yousiljamus on January 9th, 2008 11:20 am (UTC)
If you're talking about the 7-8 minutes long clip from Hypa-space what's been floating around the last couple of days - It's spoilery! I watched and ended up just a little bit more spoiled than I wanted to be.

(I'm somewhat relaxed about being spoiled, in that I try to stay unspoiled and I don't go looking, but I do watch things like the official promo-trailers. I messed up here, because I was under the impression that it was just an extended version of an official promo-trailer that has already made the rounds.)

It not only has footage from the coming season (some of which is definitely very spoilery), but also interviews with the cast talking about some plot-points and the general direction they think the show is going to go. It may or may not be actual spoilers, but it's way more information than I wanted. In my book it is much worse than the actual promo-trailers out there right now.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee/Kara trustbop_radar on January 9th, 2008 11:29 am (UTC)
Thank you. That's exactly what I needed to know and there is no WAY that I am watching that. I've seen it referred to as a promo, but obviously it's more than that. Thanks HEAPS for the clarification. And I'm sorry to hear you wound up spoiled.
Silja: bsg - lee in blacksiljamus on January 9th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
You're welcome :D

I think part of the confusion has to do with the fact that one of the clips used in this is an expanded version of some footage being used in one of the official promo-trailers, and some people got just a little over-excited. Sound like a good plan to stay away from it....
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee thinking hmmbop_radar on January 9th, 2008 11:54 am (UTC)
Ok, that makes sense--I can see how the confusion arose. I'm glad I was so cautious on it.
latteaddict: Black and white Leelatteaddict on January 9th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
I think I forgot I was staying spoiler free, because I watched the HypaSpace clip without even blinking. I don't regret watching it. It's actually gotten me extra excited for S4, but there's definitely stuff in there a true spoiler virgin would want to avoid. Though none of it felt substantial. It felt like little glimpses that tease and leave you completely unsatisfied.

BSG is a cruel mistress!

Lee was in it and had episode dialogue, Jamie also had a few words to say, too.

If you want, I could edit it for you. Or you could watch it without sound?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Leebop_radar on January 9th, 2008 12:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the offer! But nah, it's cool--it definitely sounds like the sort of thing I'd regret watching--even part of it. And visuals can be even more spoilery than sound, I find. It's reassuring to hear that they've remembered Lee exists and given him dialogue though. :D

I really do want to stay unspoilt, and if I start watching stuff like this now, who knows where I'll end up? I may watch it right before S4 airs but it sounds like if I watch it now I'll just wind up wanting to know more. I'm not risking that.
latteaddict: Naughtylatteaddict on January 9th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
I wish I had your willpower! I need to be stricter with myself. I find I can easily skip past any Cylon type spoilers (though I did accidentally read something when everyone was discussing the EW scan, that I had no idea of - grrrrrrrr) but I'm seriously hopeless when it comes to audio/video footage that contains pilots.

It's reassuring to hear that they've remembered Lee exists and given him dialogue though. :D


I can tell you that Jamie was wearing brown knee length shorts and a yellow polo shirt. and Katee was wearing something red and white stripy beneath her costume. Is it wrong that I think they are fashionably challenged together? :)
cherylad: Gotta have it coffeecherylad on January 9th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
Sorry to jump in .. but had to comment.... I cracked up at Jamie's attire. Such a man. Completely gorgeous but completely can't let him dress himself. When I saw Katee's red & white striped shirt under her blues, I found myself wondering if what they wear under their costumes is like "what do judges wear under their robes?" and now I just KNOW when I watch the show I'm going to be wondering, hmmmm..... wonder what's under that today?

Okay, Cheryl really should NOT watch the promo over and over at 2am.
Stephanie: BSG Apollo einaphets on January 9th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
What about Jamie in that director's chair sitting on this hands? He looked like he was about 8 years old and I wanted to go pinch his cheeks. Such a cutie!
cheryladcherylad on January 9th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)

That was just too cute.... and somehow too cute and that beautiful man are just not incongruous!!

:sigh: I'm such a pushover...

edited for spelling!

Edited at 2008-01-09 03:27 pm (UTC)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL Tyra lolzbop_radar on January 9th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm the same in that I get most tempted by pilots ... but it's also where I can be strongest because more than anything else I do not want to be spoiled for them. I don't want to see clips out of context (always very dangerous!). It's going to be hard I can tell as everyone's so a-buzz about this one.

*giggles* re their clothing! I find it adorable that Jamie dresses so oddly. And red and stripey sounds cute.
The First Evil: Lee - Promo - starpolloasta77 on January 9th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
I didn't think there was anything jaw-dropping in the clips, but there certainly were hints as to what would happen in the first few eps. I'm saying "few eps" since it seemed like it would be a lot of ground to cover in one episode.

One non-spoilery thing I noticed, is that in one clip the sound seemed off to me which made me wonder if we were seeing the finished product or if they were still tweaking the eps.
Stephanie: BSG Kara smoking cigareinaphets on January 9th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
It was all from the first episode believe it or not. It's gonna start with a bang.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Leebop_radar on January 9th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
OK, well since I don't want to know the plot of the first ep or eps, I'll stay away. It sounds a little too tease-y for me.
daybreak777: galatica logodaybreak777 on January 9th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Hmm . . . I watched it and you know I stayed away from the Razor leak and all discussion about Razor like the bubonic spoiler plague. It's been my policy to watch promos. (I go with TWOP rules.) Plus, I watch TV occasionally and sometimes randomly a commercial comes on. I've never really felt spoiled by commercials. Teased mercifully yes, spoiled no.

It had tiny interviews but I don't think anyone said anything. If they did I didn't get it. (It did give me some speculation ideas but I could be wrong about those.) It's like the videoblogs. You can get what they're hinting at after the episodes air but at the time it's over your head. (I don't watch videoblogs while new eps are airing, either.) At least over my head and I like it that way. ;-)

I ended my subscription to TV Guide because it got too spoilery. TV Guide told me about the season 2 K/L Home 1 kiss, when Adama would 'kiss' Laura in season 2, but honestly I had forgotten when I actually watched the episodes was still genuinely surprised.

I'll watch the promo but not look at the Entertainment Weekly photo spread. I know, I'm weird.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: spoilerphobic!bop_radar on January 9th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
Ir's different for me because I don't see commercials automatically--I have to download them specially. And honestly I've felt VERY spoiled by ads sometimes--not BSG ones, but for other shows.

Seems like some people feel this one's spoilery and other's don't, but as I'm pretty hardcore with spoilers, I'll be staying away. If I watched it, I'd be dissecting everything they said until I had my own theory... and that never ends well. I like going in blind.

TV Guide is lethal! *nods*

Promo photos I usually look at unless they contain casting spoilers I don't know about yet.
daybreak777: galactica atmospheredaybreak777 on January 10th, 2008 07:38 am (UTC)
Bop, does that mean you never see any BSG commercials? Ever? That's sad somehow. The season 3 promo made me so excited in August '06 I could barely stand it. Eyeless Tigh! Kacey! Adama going back! That was awesome. And I still didn't know what was going on. Nothing was as it seems. That's BSG, for ya. Nothing is ever quite what it seems.

I miss it!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: BSG baby with that Cylonbop_radar on January 10th, 2008 11:34 am (UTC)
I saw one very small BSG S3 promo about a week before it aired. But no, apart from that I never see the commercials. People forget that those of us who view by dl don't get all the peripheral stuff. But I like the way I view--I come to it without expectation and I think I get more shocked by stuff as a consequence.
Stephanie: General: Birthdayeinaphets on January 9th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday!

I don't think I saw anything that I didn't already imagine was happening, but better safe than sorry. I, as a one-day-a-spirgin-the-other-day-a-whore was quite excited just to see *anything* new BSG related, even if it was just Lee and Kara flying in the vipers without sound. It was a pick-me-up I needed! lol
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee's farewellbop_radar on January 9th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)

Oh, I'm excited to hear that more BSG stuff is being released. I just don't want to watch it yet. :D
sarmoti: BSG - Lee/Kara trustsarmoti on January 9th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
I'm skipping the new promo too! I figure the less I know, the better. Now that I've been catching up on various shows on DVD, I've really gotten used to knowing almost nothing about an episode before I watch it (since I don't see promos or interviews about the show beforehand) and so when I'm surprised I'd really surprised! So even though it's hard to avoid the chatter and pics and whatever else comes out before S4, I'm still doing my best. Though I'm bound to glimpse at a cute pic or two or Lee. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara glowybop_radar on January 10th, 2008 11:38 am (UTC)
Yay! I have company! *high fives*

I've really gotten used to knowing almost nothing about an episode before I watch it (since I don't see promos or interviews about the show beforehand) and so when I'm surprised I'd really surprised!
YES! Isn't it the best?! :D I love it. I think I'm addicted to it. I don't want to lose that.

Cute Lee is so very hard to avoid peeking at, but I've done it before, dammit. *is strong*
smact46smact46 on January 10th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
I saw this by accident (long story - well meaning friend )

It wasn't terribly spoilery - more confusing than anything -but I wish I hadn't seen it just the same. I just want to see the episodes as they come. I do tend to read interviews, though they tend not to be spoilery. Vague and teasing... yes. There has been so little from Jamie lately. I always look forward to his interviews / comments.

I have found myself becoming more and more (irrationally so) worried about Lee's character arc in season 4 and I don't need to add fuel to the fire.

Hey, I've been under the pump at work and not posting much as a result, but I loved your koala pics. You were so lucky to be so close. I have a really fond memory as a child of having a koala in my front yard - hanging off the gate- he was just beautiful.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee in darknessbop_radar on January 10th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)
Oh dear. Yes, I don't want to view and regret it. And I don't want to have material to worry about, you know? It's exhausting enough while the show's actually airing. And worrying now is kind of pointless as I won't know anything for sure until April... and yeah, I rise and fall in emotion in tune with Lee, so I really don't want to fret about it. :(

Wow, a koala in your yard?! How amazing!
smact46smact46 on January 11th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
"I rise and fall in emotion in tune with Lee"

Me too.

I have just been given the most amazing gift and I had to share it with you:

seasons 1-5 of smallville!! I am very excited as it will all be very new to me. I have never seen an episode before.

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Yay!bop_radar on January 11th, 2008 08:59 am (UTC)
Ohhhhh... welcome to the madness! *giggles* I love that show, but it's, er, super cheesy. Great fun once you get into it though. :) And it just gets better and better as the seasons go on. Also, Tom Welling is very pretty. And Michael who plays Lex is a show-stealer.
brokenmnemonic: Pilotsbrokenmnemonic on January 10th, 2008 08:58 am (UTC)
All of the footage comes from the first episode apparently, and possible from the first few minutes of the first episode. It's pretty obviously intended to amp up expectations and get people excited. I've not watched it myself yet... I'm not really sure why. I suspect it's because I've already seen lots of spec and debate on it, and would rather wait until I see the ep.

There are a couple of things that people are getting excited about - we have space battles, for example. In a lot of ways, it looks like S4 will consist of things getting even darker, which isn't exactly a great shock. Lee actually exists though, and is in the footage - and in the footage with Kara, no less. I think the only thing that really bears merit it that by the sounds of it, Lee goes through all the stages of shock, denial and recovery when it comes to Kara's reappearance in very short order - starting with the usual angry/cold "WTF is the universe doing now?" through to the happy hug place... but then if that's going into promos, I expect crap to reign down. And I don't really count that as spoilerish, because the hug clip's been running around everywhere - they've just given a little before and after footage to go with it..
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: spoilerphobic!bop_radar on January 10th, 2008 11:36 am (UTC)
You are running sooooooo close to the knife's edge of spoiling me you know. I'm just saying. *nervous*
brokenmnemonic: Leebrokenmnemonic on January 10th, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
I was trying really hard to avoid spoilers and instead just trying to build on the obvious... I re-edited that comment about six times before posting. See, I'm trying to learn ;)

My main concern was really... well, the preview is generating comment, and some's good, and some's of the "Lee's an evil bastard" variety that always crops up. I'd just say mark the latter down as extreme opinion rather than observed fact, if that makes any sense? We've not got enough context to validate a definite opinion yet, and frankly his reactions seemed very on par for Lee, and by on par, I don't mean "validating opinions his constant need to crush poor vulnerable Kara into the dirt at every opportunity."
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee frak betide!bop_radar on January 10th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks--I appreciate the trouble you took.

My problem is I don't want to get into speculating about S4 stuff at all because the minute I do, I'll be analysing every tiny inference or intonation in the smidgeon of footage I've seen in promos and that's just... exhuasting and ultimately pointless, since context is everything. Promo editors are masters of manipulation and things are never what they seem. I don't want to wind up either elated OR upset over something that may bear little resemblance to the way things pan out on the real show.

So I'm sorry there's Lee controversy (again/already) but if I start thinking about that, I'll start wondering why and I'll just get upset.

Sorry if I'm sounding tetchy--I'm not, I'm just really really tired and hot and I can't sleep and hearing this makes me feel sad. And I'm trying to explain where I'm coming from. Badly, I think.

Also my vid sucks and I cannot for the life of me work out how to fit audio in--the lyrics never let up! I really don't think it's the sort of song that lends itself to audio work.