Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Looking backwards, looking forwards

I've been enjoying something from the past. Not too long ago mind ...

Ok, what is it ? It's a space scifi series from the golden age, Andromeda. You have a mixed cast of distinct personalities which all come together, led by the indomitable Dylan Hunt played by Kevin "Hercules" Sorbo.

It was a decent series in its time. Not the best, not the worst. But it was from that golden age that brought us fantastic series like :

Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis
Some of the Star Treks
Earth Final Conflict (shame I only saw season 1)
And a bunch of others that my hazy memory isn't letting me remember

But - Andromeda - not many series can pull out lines like :
"I have faith in nothing but this, when the universe collapses and dies, there will be three survivors - Tyr Anasazi, the cockroaches and Dylan Hunt trying to save the cockroaches." Classic.

Sadly, this is another that I lost track of before it concluded. Remembering back (and this is Hard cos it's from the amnesia days of Nose Job 1) I think this is from when I had to switch back to cable because a tree was blocking the satellite signal and Andromeda suffered most from loss of signal.
Oh and it had a beautiful ship (and a very pretty, sassy and incredibly competent avatar too).

We don't really see series like those from that classic age any more. There's a kind of innocence lost in the search of the grittiness that telly people are putting in their series now. That's sad. Series like The Walking Dead are now more about the extreme gore and have forgettable storylines. And we barely have any space opera scifi !

(I'm still watching Walking Dead)

Looking forward ?

There's a phrase out there in nerd/geeky land : Senpai Notice Me.

I've actually used that because ... it was appropriate :-) Ok, it was Kim saying that she thought my Happy New Chinese Year dwagon avatar was cute. Which it is. I've switched it to the Unless You Can Be A Dwagon avatar now because the CNY celebration period is concluding.
I'd give that one a 7 out of 10. The top bit is taken from a T-shirt that's become part of my subversive Fridays selection. The red letters are mine, courtesy of GIMP. It's ok but there are way too many words on there for it to work as a First Glance Chuckle avatar. You have to squint to read the little letters.

Senpai noticed me ? Yep. Had a couple of replies back over the Twitter. What I find strange within myself is - my mind is going "Yey ! But I wish I was getting messages from Cupid's Gift instead". (She's been quiet, which is ok because she's a busy lady). I love what Twitter-Lady does but ... my attention's elsewhere.

I've had that shift from having all my mental energies concentrated on following one lady, hoping for her to notice me, to looking for attention from a different one. I find that very strange, I've never really faced that before. I've always been a one lady fella. It's been a little strange splitting my attention between chasing 3. I suspect that's why I've been happier lately, because I effectively gave up on 2 of them due to getting on really well with the messages going back and forward to Cupid's Gift.

It would be great to see her again before Comic Con. I'm really looking forward to that.

Comic Con ? It's at Birmingham NEC near the end of March. As well as sharing in the delight that I'm hoping CG will have at seeing everything (that's my No1 reason for going, to share in her fun), I'll be picking up more bits and pieces. I missed acquiring a mug which I have to have for work.

I think that's quite enough for now :-)

Looking forward - things are looking up. I feel tired right now but that's mostly down to the long drag between Xmas and Easter holidays. I'm balancing that tiredness with nice things that various people in work and outside have been saying about me. And with those messages that go back and forward with the Pretty Ladies.

But it's one Pretty Lady in particular who makes me think of this line from Lily Allen's Who'd Have Known "When you flash up on my phone, I no longer feel alone".
I hope she does. Cya soon !


  1. "I have faith in nothing but this, when the universe collapses and dies, there will be three survivors - Tyr Anasazi, the cockroaches and Dylan Hunt trying to save the cockroaches."

    They certainly don't write things like that any more... [lol]

  2. And that perfect delivery of the line too !

    Only Keith Hamilton Cobb as Tyr could do that justice.


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