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17 March 2009 @ 12:24 pm
 
Were people at a convention this weekend? Or was the weather really nice? I tell you, when you post Wincest and hardly anyone reads it, you have to wonder!

First, if you haven't seen these Jeffrey Dean Morgan pics, check them out! They are fine. The man should always have that beard—whoo! *sizzle*

Second, I bought my silver ticket to the Vancouver SPN Con. *is nervous* *hopes nothing major comes up to torpedo it*

I already told my brother that August weekend was off-limits, because guess what? *grooooan* My eighteen-year-old niece decided that she and her longtime on/off boyfriend somehow needed to rush into getting married last Friday, and there will be a "wedding re-enactment" and reception sometime in August. Everyone's pretty much devastated by her choice (she has barely started college, is directionless, her boyfriend has a HUGE history of being directionless, and now she'll be a military wife on top of it—adding all kinds of logistical complications into EVER finishing college and doing something with her life). Even Lauren (age 11) was horrified. I feel so for my brother and his wife, because this must feel like watching their child throw her future away. I hope both of them do some serious growing up in the near future. :(

On the TV front, I'm so glad I stuck with The Sarah Connor Chronicles. S1 was entertaining, if sometimes messy, though emo-John used to annoy me tons. S2 has been much more interesting, on the part of all of the characters. I love Cameron this season (and her odd soulfulness), I can tolerate John better, and Derek has even become interesting. I'll admit, half the time I don't know what's going on with Sarah. During the "insomnia" episode, it was very hard to tell what was real and what wasn't, and then there was the "imagining Kyle was there" episode before that. Never boring, but it can be confusing.

I like the glimpses of how things affect the future, and I loved the episode where it turned out the Jessie and Derek, both from the future, are not from the same future even though they'd assumed that they were.

So, one of my favorite ideas (not that I expect to see this EVER happen) is that because the SkyNet queen put Ellison in charge of teaching the robot (after the disaster with the pyschologist)... what if Ellison succeeds in teaching the robot morals and 'caring,' and by doing so manages to inadvertantly torpedo the entire machine-dominated future? I love the notion that the SkyNet queen could undermine her own future simply by making the mistake of assigning Ellison to that job. Oh, the potential irony!

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Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on March 17th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
Is she pregnant? Or high?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on March 17th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
Neither. Though the family does belong to a kind of fundamentalist church, which tends to lead to marrying too young.

I honestly thought she had more sense than this, but the fact of the matter is that she's always been boy-crazy, and her judgment in this area apparently has not improved since she was 8.

miss_mandy on March 18th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
I remember back in Season 1 they were saying that the baby Skynet got scared one day and it couldn't be reassured so it went all crazy.

I wonder if Ellison will be the one to comfort John Henry when he starts to question too much.

Sometimes I wonder if Catherine is really working with the rest of the terminators or if she has her own agenda. (Like creating peace between the robots and humans with a kindler, gentler John Henry/Skynet?) Arnie did say in Terminator 2 that the liquid metal terminators were somewhat unpredictable as they were only proto-types. Maybe Catherine is on her own mission.

I mean why did she chose Ellison to guide John Henry? Why does she want Skynet to learn morals? Wouldn't an evil world destroying robot want its leader to be as ammoral as possible regarding human life?

So many questions...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on March 18th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I wonder if Catherine is really working with the rest of the terminators or if she has her own agenda. (Like creating peace between the robots and humans with a kindler, gentler John Henry/Skynet?)
It's so hard to know-- she seems to be trying to adapt on her own to be less cruel to her daughter (i.e., less indifferent), but on the other hand she's ruthless and kills at the drop of a hat. :0

I mean why did she chose Ellison to guide John Henry? Why does she want Skynet to learn morals? Wouldn't an evil world destroying robot want its leader to be as ammoral as possible regarding human life?
Yes-- and it's these questions that make the puzzle that much more interesting!
daybrightdaybright on March 19th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
to bad it has been canceled I really like it, and Derek is becoming a guilty pleasure for me I've never liked that actor before. the Ellison/skynet queen arc is getting really interesting I'm afraid they wont be able to finish that plot before the series end.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on March 19th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
Cancelled?!? Why am I always the last to hear?

the Ellison/skynet queen arc is getting really interesting I'm afraid they wont be able to finish that plot before the series end.
That's one of my favorite aspects of the show-- both listening to them talk (Scottish lilt vs. deep-voiced smooooth), and wondering what the outcome of their work with the regenerated robot will be.

Awwwww. :(
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Johnhalfshellvenus on March 23rd, 2009 07:18 am (UTC)
Oh, aren't those pictures incredible? It's hard to pick a favorite-- so many of them were just handsomeness and charm personified. :)

I'm looking forward to August too-- it's a big step for me, but so worth it. :D