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Being a space nomad/refugee also means that trivial things such as looks and appereance, clothes, jewels and hairdos lose their importance, and yet Laura always manages to look awesome, even when she shouldn't.

Roslin love )
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I could not find an entire song for Roslin, oddly enough. Guiding the survivors of a barely missed genocide to a new home while dealing with petty political play and an untreatable illness appears not to be a very popular topic with songwriters. However, I want to highlight a few lines from Bette Davis Eyes that remind me of her:

She'll take a tumble on you
roll you like you were dice
until you come up blue


The song itself is overtly sexual and inappropriate to describe Laura, but I feel that image of the dice fits the manipulative streak we see from day one and throughout the series.
She's expert and subtle with friends and rivals; she has them where she wants them without them even realizing it; she lies through her teeth and she's not afraid to break promises made to her war enemies.
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I might have bitten off more than I can chew here. I admit I am intimidated by Laura Roslin, as a woman, and as a character in a more technical, narrative sense, because she's so three-dimensional and multi-layered. A contradicting tangle of raw emotions, cold-blooded rationality, subtle manipulation, stubborn resilience, instinctive nurturing and deep faith. The complexity with which all these traits interweave with one another, triggering actions that affect the entire fleet, goes beyond every other television character I've known before. She's eerily human.

I feel I have not cracked the Roslin code yet, so this is going to be quite a challenge.

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