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14th-Mar-2010 11:02 pm
Loz Cola
I am watching the first episode of The Big Bang Theory and these are the things I notice:

How did I not know the theme-tune was by BNL? (Maybe because I never heard it before? I often feel like I fail in my BNL fannishness. I didn't know about their kids album until a year after it was out, and I didn't know Steven left the group until January this year - which I am heartbroken about, by the way. I listen to their music all the time, and don't know a thing about them.)

Does anyone else find Leonard very reminiscent of a grown-up Gavin from Kids in the Hall? It's his intonation more than anything. And I am now thinking of that sketch where Gavin was in love with his babysitter. The exact same expressions played on his face as when Leonard is looking at Penny.

I like Sheldon's t-shirts. I want Sheldon's t-shirts.

Raj is crazy goodlooking. I mean, they all are, really, but he is totally hot (hi, in my absence you forgot how shallow and boy-crazy I am, didn't you? Oh, your answer's no?)

I realise that I am enough of a geek that I relate to a lot of Sheldon and Leonard's behaviour, lack of etiquette, and love of certain media, but not enough of a nerd that I understand anything they say when they're spouting scientific theory. This has always been a slight source of consternation for me --- I have all of the tendencies and none of the brains. (Please to be recognising that my tongue is planted firmly in my cheek when using these labels, although the sentiment still holds true.)

Also, I may or may not be having a love affair with brackets. (I speak like this in person, too. Everything in brackets is said in a slightly lower and hushed tone; a Homer Simpson whisper, if you will.)
14th-Mar-2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
I follow the actor who plays Raj on twitter.
He's posts little inspirational tweets all the time. I think he's a pretty sweet guy in real life, and you're right about him being good looking. Best looking of the lot, I'd say.

I quite like BBT. I relate to the characters a lot, though I like to pretend that I'm better at social stuff, and like you, I don't understand the science bits at all. Then again, I've dedicated my life to the media bits, not the science bits, so I can live with that.

Also, they have a few very nerdy cameos that I love. When you see the signed napkin, you should know that it was actually signed by that person in real life as well. They asked him to sign it.

14th-Mar-2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
Hee! One day I'll get into this twitter thing (probably after everyone's moved onto another social networking site.)

In recent years I've got pretty good at passing for human in a crowded place, so long as I am with someone I know and trust --- otherwise my main mantra goes something like: DON'T ENGAGE. DO NOT ENGAGE. Really, I am socially inept in the worst possible ways, but I can pretend not to be.

Wheaton is the reason I'm watching the show in the first place. I finally got curious enough to want to see him in it. He's actually the reason I have an online journal, although I'm sure I would have fallen into it eventually.

I just realised I've been boring people with my opinions since January 2002. That's kind of terrifying.
14th-Mar-2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
I love Wil Wheaton. He's awesome.
I tried telling this to some Trekkies once. They were not impressed.
He's pretty funny in it, and will return for another episode in April. I'm very much looking forwards to that!

Though I must admit that when it comes to Wil Wheaton characters, I'm much more emotionally invested in him returning as Fawkes in The Guild.
14th-Mar-2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
That's hilarious because I have always thought of Gavin as tiny Fraser! "Did you bring me this casserole because you can't communicate with me now that my Mommy is dead?"
14th-Mar-2010 10:17 pm (UTC)

In terms of personality, totally. :D There was one story Gavin told and at the time I was all "why am I getting flashbacks to stories about Inuits?" :D But in terms of delivery and looks, Leonard really reminds me of him.
14th-Mar-2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
The Big Bang Theory is a lot of fun. I'm not sure what it says about me that Sheldon is the character I relate to the most on that show. I do love them all though even if I only understand what they're talking about half the time at most. :P

As for the shirts. Love this picspam. :D
14th-Mar-2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
So far, I relate more to Leonard. But I would easily be Sheldon's friend. For many reasons.
14th-Mar-2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
The Big Bang Theory is silly and fun, but I have a bit of a love-hate thing with it at times. Love for the silly and fun geekiness, and hate for the jerkass moves the characters pull that have no serious consequences. I know I take it too seriously, but the things they do to each other sometimes - well.

On a lighter note: You aren't the only fan of Sheldon's shirts. Or Howard's belt buckles. Or Sheldon and Leonard's shower curtain.
14th-Mar-2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
I can easily see myself having a love/hate relationship with it.

That website is AMAZING.

My T-shirt collection is already two months worth. I... I do not need to buy any more.
15th-Mar-2010 12:31 am (UTC)
I thought you might like it.
14th-Mar-2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
I have only sorta-seen that show one a couple of occasions, but you are correct about Raj.

I've experienced feelings of nerdish inadequacy, too, since I'm not a nerd of the science-y variety. I would love to someday see fictional nerds that specialize in the humanities!
14th-Mar-2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
I think most people think that humanities nerds are THESPIANS or Librarians, you know? There is a definite subset of the film geek, but that includes people who generally specialise in a particular field and can bore people for hours on, like, the difference between Widescreen and Panorama. Or trivia on Hitchcock films. The Hong Kong film movement circa 1981. Kurosawa or Miyazaki.

Even still, I just do not have the cred to pull that off. I'm not quite knowledgeable enough in any one area. I'm a geek of all trades --- geeky in small doses about all kinds of things, but a master of none.
15th-Mar-2010 12:19 am (UTC)
I love the show like burning. And it gets better as it goes on. (*gasp* Penny gets to be more than the pretty girl across the way!)

Raj...man, there is totally a photo of him you need to see that I saw on ONTD once. I mean - it's pretty great in the show, despite the way they dress him at a disadvantage to his hotness, but in that picture he was, like, smoking. ... AHA! I have found it.

Also - you should Youtube Jim Parsons' interviews on the Craig Ferguson show. He instantly becomes, like, a billion times more attractive when you see how adorable he is.

As for Sheldon's shirts - I am obsessed with this genius Tron one he has. My parents can attest to how green with envy I go every time he wears it.

ETA: Also, re: the science. Sometimes I get it and other times I don't. I kinda want to sit down in front of the show with the Boy and get him to translate for me. (The Boy is scarily smart. And I love that about him. Which, heh, I actually told him today. Whoops.)

Edited at 2010-03-15 12:20 am (UTC)
15th-Mar-2010 08:20 am (UTC)
Thank you for that picture, because, OH MY GOD. He's so hot.

And I already find Jim Parsons attractive. Um. :D

I am enjoying the show so far.
17th-Mar-2010 03:46 am (UTC) - these may be relevant to your interests
I'm listening to BNL at the moment... hivemind....

Oh Loz- I know I mainly only lurk here, but your posts always seem to make me happy. :D I don't know if you have any interest in Steven Page's solo career but I read this little article the other day:http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/programs/canadalive/2010/03/03/steven_page.html

I think the Winnipeg concert that is mentioned can be found in the podcasts section. It was a great show anyway, well worth searching for; I caught most of it at work.

Ed and Kevin talking about BNL post-Steven: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/ID=1392066035
17th-Mar-2010 08:17 am (UTC) - Re: these may be relevant to your interests
I love, love, love Steven's voice, so I am interested.

Thanks so much!
18th-Mar-2010 05:11 pm (UTC) - Re: these may be relevant to your interests
:D It was actually in concerts on demand- I don't know why I didn't think to look there. http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/concerts/20090712spage
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