Scott has forbidden me from becoming an Assquatch artist.
I forbade him from growing a walrus mustache so we’re even.
i don’t understand how can anyone hate gaius baltar and this is not going to be well-written meta (english is hard when you have so many feelings) but just one observation that sums up my feelings about him
this is a man who spent part of the series being held captive by both humans and cylons, he was tortured by both humans and cylons and after all the horrible shit he went through (and i’m sorry, if you don’t believe gaius went through really terrible things then you haven’t been paying attention) he says something like “i love living” and i think that’s the thing we should all learn from gaius: life is a gift no matter how hard it gets and no matter how much you fuck it up, life is a gift and gaius understands this.
Tumblr ate my meta, grr!
Long story slightly shorter…
When people dismiss Gaius as simply being the villain it’s more a case of them casually viewing the show without really looking much beyond the surface.
The hero and villain of BSG is one and the same entity and it is not one person but human nature itself.
What is arguably the biggest theme of BSG? The idea of being ‘Worthy of Survival’.
How do you challenge this theme? And who do you use to symbolically tell it to fuck off?
Get the character who has the largest most wide reaching sin (the destruction of mankind), make him accept his sin and embrace life in spite of it.
In the end, worthy of survival becomes survival because life is inherently good and should be enjoyed.
Gaius Baltar was god’s way of saying fuck you to people ascribing definitions of value on human life.