- @lindsayjordan VERY peculiar place to come in on convo. This isn't usually the testicle-ey bit of my timeline. @reedyreedles #
- @SorenLorensen "1st bath after Glastonbury Has a soup consistency. Is it cos I'm just dirty, Or is it full of bits of me?" – by me, 1990s #
- @SorenLorensen A Becky that is squeaky to the touch is change we can ALL get behind. #
- @lindsayjordan It's like you don't even KNOW me. I BRING the testicles to my timel… wait, hang on, need to rethink this… @reedyreedles #
- @NathanDitum Do you know, I DID know that, but wasn't clear on which side of the decision the accident was made. #
- Enjoying Marvel's adventures in punctuation at the moment. Wondering whether REVOLUTION requires that apostrophe, with the colour change. #
- @LeeRevDouglas Do you mean appearance or personality? This seems unnervingly like a trap. @JamesMOMB @davidwynne @idsharman #
- I don't entirely agree with the Game Of Thrones bit, but otherwise there's something in this: http://t.co/hPhHDD1k #
- @davidwynne OH SNAP. @idsharman @LeeRevDouglas @JamesMOMB #
- @idsharman I don't have a beard. @LeeRevDouglas @davidwynne @JamesMOMB #
- @davidwynne Hah, that's funny because if I was gay I'd definitely hide it to avoid social awkwardness. @idsharman @LeeRevDouglas @JamesMOMB #
- @davidwynne (Quite awkward – said that cos I shaved it all last week, but colleague told me it's back.) @idsharman @LeeRevDouglas @JamesMOMB #
- @lindsayjordan Why, thankyou! Although you kindly didn't mention the multi-tweet rants & sex-swears! @reedyreedles Hello! #
- @lindsayjordan Hah! At times the comic obsession & my dogs are the only things that've got me through the learning technology! @reedyreedles #
- @lindsayjordan OH ALSO THE MULTI-RANT TREATS! Those help too! @reedyreedles #
- Sorry, objectifying as it may be, I'm not going to be able to stop thinking about hot bookish bike girl in shorts sorting her backpack out. #
- …luckily that episode of Louie has probably done enough to remind me that my bookshop chic obsession is incredibly self-destructive. #
- @EthanSuplee Any British person that can't take you being rude about the British probably isn't really British. Or worth talking about. #
- Oh Christ I hope nothing bad happens to the dog. http://t.co/bNnq2Y4f #GetGlueHD @Revenge #
Wednesday 22nd May: “Tantrum recovery effort continues”
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(Fucking ace, as always.)
Game of Cats
History of mankind by Milo Manara
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/
Space Jam: ‘I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)’ - Barenaked Ladies and Chris Hadfield, two great tastes that taste great together.