I know I usually do these on Tuesday but yesterday just wasn’t a good night for me to blog. So to those of you who were waiting with baited breath for this weeks edition of Boy Words, I apologize, though, I find it hard to believe that anyone other than the boy was really upset.
Anyways…on with the show!
Today’s Boy Word: Cylon
Let me start by saying; pre-boy Sam hated just about anything to do with science fiction. I just didn’t care for it. But the boy changed my mind on a lot of things, I entered the relationship with a fairly open mind, and accepted the challenges he presented me with. I had never seen Star Wars, for example, which was just ridiculous in his opinion and he very quickly changed that, by making me watch all of them. And I enjoyed it to be honest.
Another of these adventures that he sent me on, was Battlestar Galactica. I had heard of the show and I didn’t really think it was going to be worth the hype that he made it out to be. But like the good little girlfriend I am, I watched it.
I was pretty much hooked after one episode. I would make dates with him purely for the reason that I could watch the next episode, that’s really all I cared about, he had nothing to add to the equation, except a home cooked meal. That’s all that matters in a relationship anyways right? Free entertainment and food?
Anyways, for those of you who have never watched this show (and for all intensive purposes, I’m referring to the newer series that began in 2004, I’m sure the older versions are wonderful, I’ve just never seen them) Cylons are the bad guys….or are they?
The premise of the show starts out as your basic “good vs evil” type drama and continues to throw different twists in from time to time to keep you guessing and asking who is good and who is evil.
Basically, humans created robotic drones and soldiers to do their dirty work for them. Freaking lazy humans! There are three types of Cylon:
Raiders, basically living spaceships
Centurions, robot soldiers
and “skin jobs”, the masterminds of the Cylon race that have mastered human form and, for awhile, go unnoticed as they live out their day to day lives amongst the human population.
So the entire series is basically a long battle between the Cylons, whose beliefs are basically Christian, and the humans, who believe in several different deities, much like the ancient Romans or Greeks. Because of the humans’ beliefs, Cylons see them as sinners, unpure, and feel that they do not deserve the lives they have, thus their justification for attempting to eradicate the entire human race.
And and interesting fact, for those of you that are still reading, Cylon stands for Cybernetic Lifeform Node.
So there you have it, Cylons. I must say, I’m not overly proud of today’s edition of Boy Words,and I left out A LOT of stuff, but please don’t quit reading my blog, or future boy words…I just wasn’t feeling it today.
I’m sorry boy.