Mark Gritter (markgritter) wrote,
Mark Gritter
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In Which Mark Fails to Understand Fiction

Battlestar Galactica. (Episode 109ish.) So, Dr. Baltar manages to make his Cylon detector work. (Let's ignore the fact that it takes 11 hours per sample now but somehow managed to work for Boomer in just a few minutes, that's just "fridge logic", right?) He finds a Cylon or maybe two in a position to cause great harm to him. And he decides for no reason I can fathom to fudge the results so that the test never returns a positive. He doesn't seem to have been bullied into it by Number Six. I don't see how his motivators (status, personal safety, etc.) drive this decision. He just seems to have said "the heck with you guys" without any gain for himself.

Hammered. Some guy named Emery shows up. Three of the characters recognize him and a gun battle breaks out. Emery ends up dead. I can't remember who he is at all.

Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle. OK, I mainly got this one. I just missed some of the stuff I liked from the book. Major revisions appear to have been made solely on the basis of having more pretty visuals instead of the necessities of a 2-hour film. I didn't think it was a particularly good story any more. (Oh, and making [spoiler censored] a bad guy? Teh suck.)

It's very strange to be understanding the plot and characters of MegaTokyo better than the other stuff I'm reading or watching.
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