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11 hours ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +7 points

I don't know why "you look like the proverbial cat that ate the equally proverbial canary" is so hilarious to me, but it is.

I don't understand why G'Kar didn't already know that the Shadows are afraid of telepaths? Obviously he had no way of knowing the "because telepaths can disrupt the connection between Shadow ships and their humanoid pilots" part, but the "Shadows are afraid of telepaths" part is clear as day in his holiest book, and went unnoticed until he lent it to Garibaldi, who didn't know the language?

I'm not entirely sure how the "have to make sure the Shadows don't know how much they know" thing worked, either, to be honest. Were they counting the on the Shadows counting on both the Minbari having no surviving records and the Vorlons not intelligibly warning anyone?

2 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +6 points

Lbh xabj gur fvaaref tbaan or ehaavat ng gur xabjyrqtr bs gurve sngr, gurl'er tbaan eha gb gur ebpxf naq gur zbhagnvaf, ohg gurve cenlref jvyy or gbb yngr. . .

2 days ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 2 replies · +8 points

I think this would have worked a lot better if Lyndisty has been less overtly creepy from the beginning. We should be able to believe she is someone Vir could fall head over heels for in a short time in a way that is deeper than lust and susceptibility to flattery, and then shocked when her true nature is revealed, but both the writing and acting choices lay on Maximum Creepy from the begining, so Vir just seems like an easy mark for not seeing it.

1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 3 replies · +4 points

The mistake with the orders always seemed too big a stroke of good luck for our heroes, even if it did take Sheridan a while to notice it. These are big events to turn on a technical procedural blunder by EarthGov. It's only a temporary reprieve, though, and by taking advantage of it Sheridan has now outed himself as an opponent of the Clark administration.

About that prophecy. . .
Qvq WZF rire furq yvtug ba jub "gur bar jub vf nyernql qrnq" vf? Gur boivbhf nafjre vf Furevqna, ohg Ybaqb *qbrf* nibvq xvyyvat Furevqna. Gung qbrfa'g npghnyyl pbagenqvpg gur cebcurpl, ohg vf zvtugl bqq sebz n fgbel ybtvp crefcrpgvir sbe Ybaqb gb abg xvyy gur bar jub vf nyernql qrnq naq gura fheeraqre uvzfrys gb uvf terngrfg srne xabjvat vg jvyy qrfgebl uvz. Rfcrpvnyyl tviraZnwry fnlf "Abj vs lbh unir snvyrq nyy gur bguref, gung vf lbhe svany punapr sbe erqrzcgvba." Znlor gung'f n qryvorengr fhoirefvba ba WZF'f cneg bs gur jnl gurfr cebcurpvrf hfhnyyl tb.

Gur bgure cbffvovyvgl vf Zbeqra, ohg juvyr xvyyvat uvz vf cneg bs jung oebhtug qbja gur jengu bs gur Qenxu vg uneqyl frrzf yvxr n snvyher bs erqrzcgvba sbe Ybaqb- ng gur gvzr vg nccrnerq gb or n arprffnel npg gb fnir Pragnhev Cevzr sebz gur Ibeybaf.

Lbh pbhyq fnl Ersn jnf fbeg bs "nyernql qrnq" ol iveghr bs gur cbvfba, ohg nfvqr sebz gur snpg gung xvyyvat Ersn vf bar bs gur zber cbfvgvir npgvbaf jr frr Ybaqb gnxr, rira vs bar bs uvf frireny ernfbaf sbe qbvat fb jnf zvfvasbezrq, gung unccraf *orsber* Ybaqb snvyf gb fnir T'Xne'f rlr.

1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 2 replies · +11 points

I think Ivanova did know what the plan was, she just didn't have faith in it. Sheridan says "Delenn's plan will work," not "Delenn has a plan."

1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 4 replies · +5 points

I think this may have been the first episode I saw!

Sixty days isn't that much, all things considered, between how beat up Londo and Vir were and Dust's effects being referred to as "a form of telepathic rape." Probably the ombud was sympathetic to the Narn's plight.

The Kosh-G'Kar scene was well-done, but I thought the "what's important is who's suffering now!" bit was kind of out of place? It's the Narn. The Narn are still the ones suffering.

[rest of the series] Juvyr T'Xne jvyy erznva gur orfg punenpgre ba gur fubj, sebz urer ba bhg ur'f tbvat gb unir gb qryvire n ybg bs gur zber hasbeghangr "WZF guvaxf guvf vf irel jvfr naq cebsbhaq, lbh fubhyq nyy or irel vzcerffrq" zngrevny. Juvpu znxrf frafr, fvapr Xngfhynf frrzf gb or gur orfg ng fryyvat vg.

2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 6 replies · +8 points

Would have liked a scene where they attempt to run some of those highly advance science questions past highly advanced alien Kosh, who of course displays his usual level of helpfulness about it.

2 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - The Black Market · 2 replies · +7 points

2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 4 replies · +5 points

I believe the "Join the army, they said!" thing originates with Asterix comics.

2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +8 points

Love that part, always a little iffy about "victory" being "something greater"