...or just can't contain their squee to a single post (and an afterparty).
Today's DPP is all about Eye of Jupiter
(with maybe a bit of bonus Rapture as well). I decided a few days ago that one of my ideas for the DPP was lame, so I started looking around for a replacement post...and then I remembered, of course, that this is a rewatch
comm. And obviously yes we have the rewatches, but we used to have other episode-themed posts as well. So, for this week anyway, we have an all you can post
EoJ rewatch day!
A little motivation:
Obviously, this is a noteworthy episode in the story of our pilots, but it's also a fairly controversial one. How did you feel the first time you saw it, when Lee walked into Kara's Raptor and then we got pretty much the hottest scene in all of BSG? Were you surprised? Were you angry that they were cheating? Sad that Lee wouldn't cheat (oops) and Kara wouldn't divorce?
I remember being absolutely thrilled, and I loved the way they did the reveal. Later, it gave me hope throughout much of season four that one day we would just turn a corner and see them randomly outmaking and it would be like "Oh hi, didn't you know we've been sleeping together all this time?" Of course, it didn't exactly happen that way. But at least EoJ gave us the possibility.
As for them having an affair...well that's kind of a complicated question for me, since while I don't think it was right I also can't quite fault either of them for it. Which makes me feel like something of a hypocrite, as I normally cannot forgive anyone who cheats on their partner, no way no how. So why do I continue to love them and sympathize with them? Maybe because I was already attached to the idea of them as a pair before their significant others showed up. Maybe because I can forgive Kara anything
. Maybe it's because I know it meant something to them and wasn't just meaningless frakking around. Or maybe it's because I'm so drawn to the idea of them as characters who are so incredibly screwed up that they marry the wrong people...characters who are so lost that the only moment they have together is one that's stolen and fleeting.
Or maybe it's just because I'm a crazy fangirl. Thoughts?
Now, this doesn't have to be all somber reflection. Bring the pics. The gifs. The squee. The random thoughts you have about this episode. The recs!
Of course, I have a fic rec to start us off. The Chandrasekhar Limit
: This fic does not directly deal with the events of EoJ, but is all about that twisted and all-too-fleeting period between Unfinished Business and Maelstrom. And it's beautiful.
Go ahead and rec your favorite fics about EoJ/Rapture, or the events surrounding it. Have you written an infidelicious fic yourself? Don't be afraid to do a little self-promotion!
P.S. Congratulations on the overwhelming participation in the friending meme! My inbox is still recovering (I was afraid that turning off notifications would jinx it and nobody would join in...). Well done, shippers. Well done. Although I'm a little disappointed that nobody guessed my name.
Bonus: I had intended to do a line on the friending meme about favorite pairing(s) other than K/L (because such a thing does exist)
. Somehow, this got lost, so if you want to answer it you can do that now.