- @stevensanders That's probably the smart thing. We use ours for a lot of TV watching, so I'd have struggled to avoid it! #
- @davidbaillie …where invariably you will recognise them as annoying without recognising them as your own. @alaindebotton #
- @sarcastathon It hasn't stopped ANYWHERE? Ut-oh. You've ended up on The Endless Train To Nowhere. People think it's an allegory. It isn't. #
- @XanderBennett Implants, Xander. Those aren't your feelings, they're someone else's. #
- @davidbaillie Oh, god, dude, if you're really that bothered about knowing what your faults are, I've got an email sitting in my drafts… #
- @XanderBennett Nuh-uh, homegirl. You're actually an African American woman called Alexandra. Living in Toronto. (No, I don't know either.) #
- @davidbaillie God I hate that trait in others but don't recognise it in myself. #
- @sarcastathon Phews! (Reminds me of this thing I wrote ages ago: http://t.co/bCCYeMlP ) #
- Are there ANY good ISPs now? #
- @louhellbaby I totally misread that tweet, & I suspect that was the plan ALL ALONG. #
- @duncanfegredo Who @davidbaillie? He's the British Brian Michael Bendis, isn't he? #
- @duncanfegredo (WAS going to ask how anyone had got hold of @davidbaillie's DNA to test that, but remembered that he leaves it EVERYWHERE!) #
- @davidbaillie (Oh god, if that's true, it's actually fucking perfect!) @duncanfegredo #
- @indiaknight Specifically American? Hm. #
- @GailSimone @ryanklindsay Keaton is MY favourite Bruce Wayne. Perhaps controversially, thought Clooney looked pretty good in both personas. #
- @GailSimone @ryanklindsay …think Clooney puts too much of the blame for that movie on himself – he looks right, we know he's good enough. #
- @TinyMaster @sispurrier Oh, god, that's brilliant. #
- @bevismusson @ryanklindsay I WHOLLY ENDORSE THESE TWO TWEETS. @GailSimone #
- @bevismusson (Psst, that's what happens when the artist thinks they're above needing a competent writer. Pass it on.) #
- @bevismusson (& yes, sometimes the writer and the artist can be the same person, but there still needs to be a writer in there.) #
- @bevismusson Actually don't have so much of a problem with rapey nature of Moore's work, but it kinda evaporates the high ground, dunnit? #
- @acheverton Who's got your goat now? #
- THIS IS A TWEET FROM NIXSIGHT-HULK. I BELIEVE THIS IS HOW YOU MAKE SOMETHING HULKY, RIGHT? YOU USE BLOCK CAPS, RIGHT? RIGHT? #
- I MEAN BLOCK CAPS AREN'T JUST OBNOXIOUS IF YOU SAY YOU'RE A HULK, RIGHT? #
- @acheverton Oh, right. That makes sense. I see your point now. #
- @acheverton For what it's worth, I think I agree with that particular reasoning point. Specifically the things, but not so much the reasons. #
- @sispurrier Kinda. I got about a para into it before I realised that a) The person writing it was very smart & b) it didn't matter… #
- @sispurrier …I wasn't going to be able to read the fucker. #
- @sispurrier Read lots of well-written (& NOT well written) stuff about Prometheus that don't agree with, so can afford to ignore it! #
- @Clarkythecruel Rape as plot device/recurring motif is something critical fandom often frowns upon, except apparently where Moore concerned. #
- @Clarkythecruel …personally I don't have that much of a problem with it, but I do hate a double standard. #
- @Clarkythecruel (I DO have a problem with lazy writing, which means I often end up disliking that stuff by proxy, mind.) #
- Watching this now. Might have known too much about it, but it's beautifully depressing so far, and funny as hell. http://t.co/O7XEjjXA #
- World's Greatest Dad might be my favourite film in ages. So beautiful & funny & hard. #
- @Clarkythecruel No idea, just noticed a couple of people mentioning it, & it's a pet pointer of mine… #
- @Clarkythecruel …if I had to guess, tho, I'd say it's a combination of ongoing worship of Moore to a fault over Before Watchmen coupled… #
- @Clarkythecruel …with release of latest LOEG. The last issue was pretty exceptionally nasty, with little reward. Haven't read this one. #
- @Dief88 It's perfect. One of those cases where you get the ending you really want, even if you feel you might not deserve it. #
- @DJDarren innit tho. #
- @marcmaron Just watched World's Greatest Dad. Beautiful moment with hoarding neighbour made me think of you for some reason. May be that… #
- @marcmaron …you talked about it with Goldthwait, may be you talk about hoarding. Whatever, might not have heard about film without you. #
- @marcmaron So ta for that, sir. #
- @AndrewTunney He has a tendency to leave via windows. Also he's not ALWAYS there. #
- @AndrewTunney The police don't really have the resources to leav… Of all the things to have a problem with in comics, you choose this? #
- Fucking hell, @kierongillen is a subversive genius. If JIM follows through on latest ish, may be about to pull the trigger on a construct… #
- …that if I recall correctly was invented by an American & any Brit who's added to it should be embarrassed. @kierongillen #
- Hmm… So one of the operations that Steam can't complete in Offline Mode is going into Offline Mode… #
- This new all-cloud gaming future is really working out just SWELL at this end guys. If I'd PIRATED Shogun Total War 2 I'd be playing it now. #
- …oh. Another Steam feature that doesn't work when offline is the Network Troubleshooting Tips. #
- Any other Talk-Talk Southampton customers experiencing an outage right now? #
- @emslj "accidentally" #
- @gimpnelly Hah! I'M so ragey ragey because I'm apparently not able to get ON the internets right now. #
- @leighalexander Not entirely unreasonable. Eg, people COULD, instead of complaining about your lack of solutions, solve their OWN problem. #
- @emslj I don't know WHAT to believe any more. #
- @Moonflowerchild Hah. You're in Southampton now now? #
He said Star Trek is too “philosophical”? Screw that noise.
I don’t know when this interview happened but I AM SAD AND ANGRY NOW
The philosophies in Star Trek are kinda part of the actual setting. If you don’t get that, why are you allowed to make Star Trek movies.
Sigh. The whole point of Star Trek is that it’s philosophical. If you don’t want philosophical Science Fiction, there’s plenty of that for you to enjoy, but Star Trek is philosophical. Philosophy is part of Star Trek’s DNA, and if you’re given the captain’s chair, you’d better damn well respect that.
While you characters unbunch your panties, here’s a thing to consider: Abrams as a kid didn’t like Star Trek for being too philosophical. That’s an entirely legitimate reason for never having watched Star Trek as a kid. Abrams as an adult made a massively successful - both commercially and critically - Star Trek movie, which was both a sequel and a prequel and a reboot of a franchise dying on its arse.
I submit that the two are not entirely unrelated.
In fact, I’d go as far as to say that much - if not most - of the success, on every level, of J. J. Abrams’s Star Trek is precisely down to him not being a lifelong fan of the show.
When you cry and complain that Abrams shouldn’t have been allowed to make Star Trek films because he isn’t ‘one of us’; when you mock or criticise someone because their worldview isn’t yours, and you say it shouldn’t be allowed to intersect with yours; when you denigrate, rather than celebrate, diversity; when you desperately try to keep your part of the world clean and safe for yourself and don’t let the outsider and the alien in…
Then maybe the philosophy of Star Trek hasn’t taught you as much as you like to think it has.
I’m a pretty arrogant guy, so it isn’t often that someone says exactly what I was thinking, when I didn’t know it was exactly what I was thinking, and I can’t think of a single way to improve on it or amend it.
Oh, but for more rumination on fandom, you should definitely listen to Unanswered episode 11 - http://unansweredpodcast.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/show-11/
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