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DPP comment that cannot be contained! 
19th-Apr-2011 11:43 am
Always tense
I stuck with the original meme questions for the post today. And it was going to be like 6 comments to post over there at no_takebacks  so, here it is:

About You
1. Your name: Amy
2. Your birth month: August
3. What is your general professional or educational area? Professional = medical software programmer, but Educational = BS in Elementary Ed (it's a long story) ;)
4. How many pets do you have: Does a husband count? No? Fine, then. None.
5. When did you join LJ and why? 2007. A friend at work told me about it.
6. What do you do on LJ? Read fic, write, vid, etc. Yes. Heh. I use my Friends page as an aggregator to also read some outside blogs, but mostly I fangirl and complain about RL.
7. What is your top interest right now? If not pilots, why? If not pilots, how can we get you back? My top interest right now is definitely Castle, but not far above pilots. Whether or not I always chime in, I'm in the pilots' posts every day. I don't need an intervention, yet! As far as why... If you don't watch Castle, here's the spoiler-free "For Dummies": Pretty people, banter, death, angst. Wait a second! That sounds oddly familiar! Seriously, though, Nathan Fillion bringing the boyish charm is something I will ALWAYS show up for. And the UST can be cut with a KNIFE.
8. When was the last time you watched an episode of BSG? What was it? Why did you watch? Does watching help you stay alive in fandom? I was present for the rewatch of The Oath last week, but I sadly turned into a pumpkin before Blood on the Scales as I was approaching being up for 20 hours. I enjoy the rewatches a lot because I get to see what other people pick up on that maybe I missed. Oh, and the snark. Love the snark. :)

Obligatory Favorites with a Twist:
1. Which pilot moments make you squee the most? Why? Right from the beginning with the brig scene and then the handshake-of-OMG-you-aren't-dead, Colonial Day and the dress-I-might-have-worn-just-for-you, Home I and the kiss-of-oops, Scar 'why don't we', UB in its entirety, I can do this all day. The depth of hinted at backstory and quite frankly the sparks between the actors is what caught and held me.
2. When did Lee make you want to scream and throw things at the screen? "What's wrong with you?" during the makeout in Scar. Really, Lee? All that obvious pining after her and when she gets all up on you, you go all emo and check her head? Argh!
3. How about Kara? What did she do that pissed you off? SHE LEFT NAKED LEE IN A FIELD ON NEW CAP AND MARRIED SAM. I'm not sure I would have let him dress, never mind leave him there. Oh, and way before that? She left Lee on the dancefloor and slept with Gaius Frakking Baltar.
4. When did you realize that pilots might have a shot? Colonial Day. It seemed an obvious setup for them to get together. I've been wrong before and will be again.
5. Have you made peace with the poof? How? I think I have, but then I get all worked up about it when the topic comes up. I'll watch it again, but I make no promises about not having a tantrum in the thread.
6. What is your favorite pilot gif? Raptor outmaking.
7. Do you still cry when you watch pilots? Read fic? What does that to you? Some of it still chokes me up. Epic couples who are epic do that to me. ("I'll never let go, Jack!" *sob*)

Pilots Who Frak:
1. How many times did pilots frak on NC? I'm inclined to say just the one time we know of, although, I will allow a second after the declarations of love (that someone back in town must have heard).
2. When should they have frakked? What would have been the perfect time to declare piloty lustfulness? For Lee? For Kara? COLONIAL DAY/KLGI FOR FRAK'S SAKE! And again in Scar. Hmm, or the mini, right after that kiss I added yesterday. For Lee, and allowing for canon Baltar-frakking, he should have made a stand in KLGI when he was obviously hurt by her hook-up with Gaius. For Kara, I vote for the you-aren't-dead moment in the mini, since she looked so overwhelmed he was OK that I just wanted her to grab him and... Well, yeah... :)
3. What's Lee's favorite position? Why?
He wants you to think he prefers the good, old fashioned missionary position with him on top, but secretly, his favorite will always be sitting in a rec room chair, with Kara in his lap. Frees his hands. ;)
4. Is Kara's favorite position always on top? If so, why? Or is that RDM's fave? (snark and ew) The first sex scene I wrote for K/L was sent back to me by my less-K/L-fangirl-more-BSG-fangirl beta with a note that I'd chosen the "less popular" position of Kara not on top. I can believe Kara likes the top with most men, as sex is to some extent a control thing for her, but where Lee is concerned, I think she'd be willing to give up the Starbuck-takes-care-of-business facade and let him "drive". Secretly, though? Yeah, she loves the chair, too.
5. What kinky trouble would the pilots get into if they had all the freedom and time in the universe to experiment? Would Kara get bored with regular fraks and push Lee to do something else? If so what would it be? Would Lee ever be kinky on his own? For some reason, this question makes me think of leather and bondage, but also comm sex while on CAP.

Alternate Universes
1. Name one moment in canon, that if changed, could have yielded a happy ending? (Pretend RDM wanted it too - talk about Alternate Universes!): OMG, Lee! Don't let her fly in Maelstrom! She says she doesn't trust herself and how the HELL can you protect her from a separate ship?!
2. Scrap BSG and put Kara/Lee in another compelling setting - what could have kept them apart? Does it take war? Intrigue? Or is there always enough angst to keep them apart? If we move the Kara/Lee/Zak thing out of BSG and Zak still died because of something Kara could have prevented, I think there is enough angst to keep them apart for a while at least. If it's just a love triangle, I think Lee wins eventually. I have a hard time thinking of them as anything but soldiers in AU. I think the frat regs and separate assignments would keep them apart for a long time.
3. Could Kara be your BFF or would she really make you nuts? Ha! She wouldn't be the first self-destructive BFF I've had. I don't know that SHE would make ME nuts as much as I would make HER nuts. You know I'd be all over the whole 'what is the deal with you and Lee' thing. Ad infinitum, ad nauseum. Yeah, I'd totally be THAT friend trying to get them together, even knowing how badly that went for me in the past (on both the pushing and receiving ends).
4. Would Lee actually make a good partner FOR YOU? If not why? What would drive you crazy about him? (No bashing, please, but some gentle gripes would be fine.) Hmm... I did the whole guy with Daddy issues thing once. In RL, I've almost exclusively dated/crushed on less intense, more boyishly... goofy?... men. IDK, intensity is nice sometimes, but I'm not sure I could take it forever.
5. What if Zak hadn't died? Would Kara have still married him given what happened on the table? I have a theory. It is a great theory. The table? It wasn't the last of everytime-Zak-isn't-paying-attention-we-fall-into-synchronous-orbit moments for Lee and Kara. Oh, no. I stand firm that there may have even been a full-on indiscretion with his brother's girl for Lee, in the beforetime. Do I think Kara would have still tried to marry Zak, because the intensity of Lee scared her? Yup. Do I think Lee might have had to confess to his brother before the wedding if he didn't die? Oh, hell yeah!

Kara "Out of the box" Thrace
1. Which of Kara's traits most gets in the way of pilots? Self-preservation. Run when things get scary (read: sleep with Baltar on Colonial Day).
2. What about her makes pilots work? She balances his intensity by not letting him take things too seriously.
3. What is she like in a real committed relationship?
I wish to hell we'd found out. I think, though, that she'd still default to self-preservation and jump to conclusions sometimes. I think she'd always come back, but I do think she'd also still run/hide from time to time. But, you're talking to someone who loves her whole "I kill the people I love because I'm a cancer" schtick.
4. If you could change one thing about her, what would it be? I know it's an engrained response, but I wish she didn't always detach when she's happy. Kara, you CAN have nice things! And be happy!
5. What did she need from Lee? Unconditional love and sometimes, space to freak out. I think she usually got that from him.
6. Why did she love him? He respected her. He saw through the mask, but didn't use it against her. He was a soldier, and almost as good a pilot as she was. He was HAWT.

Lee "Shout it to the stars" Adama
1. Which of Lee's traits most gets in the way of pilots? He thinks too much about everything and takes her decisions and actions to be the face value of what she wants. She didn't really WANT Baltar. She didn't really want to leave him 1/2 naked in Scar. He took the marriage to Sam and didn't stick up for himself. He just never challenged her on her feelings when it really would have made a difference. God, how I wanted him to be all, "Really? She married you this morning? 'Cuz she was all up on ME last night. Told me she loved me and everything. She say that to you, Pyramid Boy?"
2. What about him makes pilots work? He anchors her when she isn't taking things seriously enough (see what I did there?).
3. What is he like in a real committed relationship? I want to say unfailingly loyal and patient, but canon tells me he sorta' walked away from his pregnant girlfriend, so I don't know what to think. I think he can get too rigid in his opinion and unnecessarily unyielding. But I also think he has a huge capacity for forgiveness.
4. If you could change one thing about him, what would it be? Just one time, he needed to grab her and kiss her and to hell with everything else. UB was too late and such a last ditch move with her transferring planetside.
5. What did he need from Kara? Just an acknowledgement that there was something between them and her to trust someone else (him) with her heart, instead of walling it behind Starbuck. Only that. :)
6. Why did he love her? She was fearless and strong and had risen above her upbringing. She had a beautiful mind for strategy. Oh, and she made his heart race a little. Okay, a lot.

What would pilots have to do to make a real relationship work? They really already had this nailed down with their friendship. They just needed to get together and trust that adding intimacy wouldn't change their friendship. THIS is the talk my BFF Kara needed to have!

Anything else you'd like to add? A few times, a question above made me stop completely. I would agonize for a a few minutes, not knowing what about Kara made pilots work, etc, then the answer would come and I'd be all, WELL OF COURSE! PHEW! It was a fun exercise! And I'm in a piloty mood this week, so it was all right there!
Comments 
19th-Apr-2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
1. Which of Lee's traits most gets in the way of pilots? He thinks too much about everything and takes her decisions and actions to be the face value of what she wants. She didn't really WANT Baltar. She didn't really want to leave him 1/2 naked in Scar. He took the marriage to Sam and didn't stick up for himself. He just never challenged her on her feelings when it really would have made a difference. God, how I wanted him to be all, "Really? She married you this morning? 'Cuz she was all up on ME last night. Told me she loved me and everything. She say that to you, Pyramid Boy?"

THIS IS UTTERLY MADDENING! Lee you stupid stupid man. What in the hell is your malfunction?? My gods.

I love every single word of this. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!
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20th-Apr-2011 12:43 am (UTC)
Alternate Universes
1. Name one moment in canon, that if changed, could have yielded a happy ending? (Pretend RDM wanted it too - talk about Alternate Universes!): OMG, Lee! Don't let her fly in Maelstrom! She says she doesn't trust herself and how the HELL can you protect her from a separate ship?!


YES YES YES YES OMG YES.

I spent the entire second time I watched that episode through yelling at the screen to Lee to ground her already. If there were one moment I would change it would be that one (not least because it would essentially rewrite all the other subsequent moments that I would change).
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