When I first saw this post earlier (“PEOPLE. PLEASE STOP LIVEBLOGGING BSG!!!”) I was disheartened by it.
To see someone discouraging people from sharing their thoughts and feelings about “Battlestar Galactica” for any reason really struck me as… well, wrong. That said reason came down to a lament over having to scroll-wheel or press the J key a few more times… that just made it seem even more wrong.
Now though, that it’s at least six hours later and said post has only six notes, of which only one is a reply offering additional complaints… I feel a bit better.
Because that means that of the dozens or hundreds of BSG fans who do scroll the BSG tags on Tumblr, only a mere handful are actually upset at the plethora of new fans who are sharing their thoughts and feelings as they are experiencing the wonderful journey of “Battlestar Galactica” for the first time.
Which means that out of the dozens or hundreds of BSG fans, the vast majority of us actually - even if by virtue of not having liked said post lamenting such - enjoy seeing/reading/hearing our fellow fans thoughts and feelings as they take the journey for the first time into one of the richest, deepest, emotionally complex and wonderful television series we’ve ever known.
Don’t get me wrong. I know what it’s like to be annoyed as hell by something appearing repeatedly in a tracked tag that doesn’t belong. I do. There is some actor/singer person from the Philippines who, for reasons beyond anyone outside of that nation, used to pop-up constantly in the Batman tracked tag. It was really annoying.
But it was annoying because the kid had NOTHINGto do with Batman, and so his appearance in the tag was totally out of place and out of context.
Here? In this instance?
People sharing their thoughts and feelings as they watch BSG for the first time?
…That sort of stuff belongs in a shows tag.