Long Live the Confederation!
But... I only discussed that one specific point you made. I never even touched the specific stuff LeHah was talking about - and not because I was trying to ignore him, but because I had nothing to disagree with there. Heck, even if I had for some reason been ignoring LeHah on purpose, though I certainly wasn't... it boggles me that anybody could possibly come to the conclusion that not talking to somebody could be interpreted as trying to pick a fight with him. Nor did I interrupt anything - how could my post addressed to you ever affect LeHah's own ongoing conversation? Many, many threads involve multiple conversations that have no bearing on each other...
I'm pretty incidental to the whole thing - I wasn't the one who brought up the ethnic music and I didn't make any original point. I just agreed with LeHah, which seems for all the world to have horrified you.
Please don't misinterpret what I say just to make me out into some egotistical maniac . I said it can't possibly be as jarring as you make it out to be. I'm not a completely perfect critic, and I certainly don't think my point of view is more valuable than yours or LeHah's or anybody else's - but if I watched a show, and I didn't even notice at all something that you seemed to imply was some huge hole in the show's logic... then I can only conclude it can't have been as huge as you claim. Not because my particular failure to notice is somehow hugely important, but because if it was a problem as big as you seemed to suggest, then everyone would have noticed.
Then I'll just go right out and say it: you're completely wrong. If you saw the episode in question and didn't notice the music then you *are* a bad critic. Whether you agreed with my argument or not, there's no reason in the world that you *wouldn't notice* it. It's beyond belief, it seems like you're protesting too much. The show goes to slow motion and the music completely changes while a whole song plays. It's the emotional focal point of an episode. If you didn't notice it then there's a flaw in how you're watching the show, since making you take note *was* the point of the sequence regardless of whether you liked it or didn't like it (and the Battlestar Galactica production people are *not* subtle geniuses).
(Similarly, other 'Earth' music bits discussed above are placed in a glaring manner. Bob Dylan showing up in space isn't even only the score... it's literally something you watch the characters react to and which causes the season finale.)
No... what I was getting at is that you appear to be suggesting that the Irish music is especially terrible because of the hundreds of other flaws that add up to make BSG an irritating show. In other words, that the Irish music wouldn't bother you as much if it was in an otherwise good show, but because it was in BSG on top of all those other things, then somehow it becomes excruciatingly painful.
Then you're missing the rest of the thread out of some need to attack me - I was explaining my problem with the specific music issue which was already being discussed. I do think it's a good example of where the show cuts corners and how it gets away with some pretty crummy stuff... but I wasn't the one who brought up the topic.
If there were a thread about the music in Prophecy and someone complained about the 'sim music then I would have no problem agreeing with them for similar reasons - even though it doesn't ruin or even really effect the whole of the game. The topic at hand was addressed, I'm not sure why you've decided to be crazy about it.
I certainly can know, based on previous threads discussing this subject. This isn't the first time you're complaining about BSG's music, you know .
Yes, we talked about it once before - and people then knew what was being discussed. Your claim doesn't even approach reasonable. You keep layering this in terrible ways - you've apparently remembered *what* is being discussed for years but also you've specifically never even heard of such a thing and are horrified that I'd be allowed to talk about it? Ugh.