What I Did Today

I hope in future I’ll be able to be more thoughtful in terms of what I write, and there’s a part of me that wants to set a good precedent, but I wasn’t actually expecting to create this blog and nothing is springing to mind right now. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be able to write while I’m reading my blogroll, instead of hours afterwards.

So! What I Did Today. Mostly, I watched Babylon 5.

I watched the first two episodes with my family ages ago but they weren’t much taken with it, so the boxed first season (a gift?) has just been gathering dust (literally– it made me sneeze!). I remembered liking it, though, so I got it out, and I’ve found it to be really good so far– good enough that I hardly minded that my DVD player is a little broken and forced me to re-watch the first two episodes!

I’m really excited about Ivanova and Tanya Winters. They fascinate me as characters. And together they passed the Bechdel Test ten minutes into the first episode!

(The Bechdel Test: to pass, a movie (or whatever) must have (1) two or more women, who (2) talk to each other, (3) about something other than a man. Ivanova and Winters talked briefly ten minutes in about why Ivanova was avoiding Winters, and then at great length later about the Psi Corps and Ivanova’s mother! Passed with flying colours.)

I’m now halfway through the first season– or at least, three disks into the six disks (perhaps one is just bonus features? That would be disappointing.) and it hasn’t once sent me into Angry Feminist mode. Now, I enjoy Angry Feminist mode– I think everyone should be a lot angrier!– but it’s always refreshing to take a bit of a break. I’m sure it’ll infuriate me later. The patriarchy always does.


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