Your dad asks for a fact check on his review of an article on the Lord of the Rings and you are actually qualified to do it based on your college education.
I have to admit I have fallen behind on episodes of Caprica. Everything seems significantly less Epic than the grand space opera that was Battlestar Gallactica. I think the episode synopses sum it up well:
- Amanda fears for her sanity while Daniel and Joseph get closer to finding the avatars of their dead daughters.
- Daniel Graystone faces a rival while Sister Clarice closes in on Zoe’s avatar.
- Joseph Adama reaches out to his son, while his daughter finds a new side of the virtual world.
- The Graystones attempt damage control while vengeance closes in on them.
- Pressure mounts on the Graystones and Zoe deals with her new life.
Coming from a show whose day to day episode usually involved the fate of the human race hanging in the balance, the events of Caprica seem mundane. I’m not saying that the interpersonal relationships or even the sci-fi aspects are not appealing; it all just seems unimportant given what ends up happening in the future of the timeline.
The Fall of the Roman empire story is interesting because it is followed by the Dark Ages. The loss is tangible. The first two Terminator movies are smaller scale than the future events, but their impact is still world shaking because John Connor is so important to the future. Even the prequel Star Wars movies have some gravity to them! I guess I just haven’t been given enough of a reason to stick with the characters of Caprica to see what happens.
Investigating what the cool kids are doing I believe I have found a better solution to my blog automation tech challenge.
Still using LiveJournal.
Given my ability to lock everything down to friends, combined with the knowledge that many of my friends still read their “friend feed” I’m still not ready to move off of my 5 year old account at Live Journal. Some day this may move to something like FaceBook, but I’ll leave that to future investigation.
The skinning, no-advertising, and interoperability features of tumblr.com are very attractive to a tech geek like me. My tumblr account will automatically follow RSS feeds that I set up as well as post to a twitter stream which can then be rebroadcast by more friend friendly sites like Google buzz. Check out tumblr’s “bookmarklet” feature. I find this super useful.