- Violent Femmes is SUCH a good album. Been a while! #
- @steevbishop Hah. Y'know I really only hate the whole Greedo shoots first thing. I'm not that huge a Star Wars nerd. But I liked the vid. #
- #MOMBcast tonight! Welcoming 2-5 min long audio contributions about comics! Whatever you want to talk about! Send to firstname.lastname@example.org! #
- @Maxy_Barnard YAY! And OH SHIT. #
- Following RT to show how even huge dickheads are sometimes sharper than their more boorish detractors: #
- (Worth opening the original tweet to see how some people have responded to Morgan's response.) #
- When crafting Takedown Tweets, you should ask yourself: Could Piers Morgan respond to this in a way that makes him look smarter than me? #
- …If the answer is yes, then you're probably even more mundane & ridiculous than Piers Morgan (or the target of your takedown). #
- @steevbishop It was more a general comment on people who write Takedown Tweets like that one. I don't follow Morgan so got it on an RT. #
- @steevbishop I don't follow many "celeb" accounts of people I don't like, & usually only because I once did & haven't got round to unfollow. #
- @steevbishop …But I always find that obnoxious trait hilarious, where a person assumes that another person is how they are obliviously. #
- @steevbishop Absolutely. And we're all a bit guilty of assuming that a person 100% IS their persona. #
- @steevbishop That tweet alone made me remember that "people have their reasons". Still don't like him… #
- @steevbishop …but one of the things I love about Twitter & celebrity is how difficult it is to hide your personality behind it. #
- Is there a quick way of getting screengrabs from a HTC or Android phone, btw? #
- @bimadew Of one's child or of a random person? #
- @bimadew Hm. Well, if I trusted people to be sensible & good, I'd say it's not. But I don't trust people so I'd say that it is. #
- @bimadew I consider ABUSE to be a socially undesirable behaviour, but not entirely sure smacking always IS abuse. #
- @kristinhersh Spouses are wrong about this stuff, you know. My wife keeps trying to convince me of the same. #
- @TinyMaster You haven't missed as much as people might have you believe. #
- "Someone next door's fucking to one of my songs." #
- @hattiehattie Just talking about that – was amazed by winning performance yesterday. Then saw still photos of them today. Which are scary. #
- @hattiehattie GAH FIXED GRINS AND WEIRD ALIEN NOSE-THINGS! #
- @FelixRatbastard Probably not. I find him MORE likeable when people are clumsily trying to shame/upset him on here, though. #
- @FelixRatbastard (Not referring to your tweet, but to something that happened this morning.) #
- @LouMarieH That CAN'T be the first time you've heard that. #
- @HeGotGronch (By the way the first issue is fucking storming.) #
- @HeGotGronch Y'welcome. Pretty damn tough going out on the same day as a @Simongane @swierczy issue. Both books are gorgeous! #
- HeGotGronch @Simongane @swierczy (Will be mentioning both on tonight's #MOMBcast for damn sure.) #
- Never listened close to I Don't Need This Pressure Ron. It's basically Bragg's response to anyone bitching about him being well-orf, innit? #
- So being able to actually identify & listen to intelligent women isn't a prerequisite of being a knee-jerk wishy-washy liberal feminist? #
- (That last tweet a wishy-washy, knee-jerk last thing before bedtime response to a conversation @sarahditum is currently having.) #
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.