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Reboots are an overlooked example of how millennial creatives are getting screwed over. Original, creative and diverse content is being sidelined for stuff from our childhood, which they know we'll likely be at least a bit curious to watch anyway.
I think the positive people see is that there's more female, POC and LGBTQI representation, and that they get a guaranteed platform. But to get the opportunity to actually build a platform like that? Nah.
On writing to exhaustion Show more
In your mind are these great ideas and thoughts that have been percolating for years. Your thoughts on Klingon disrupters versus Starfleet phasers. Your favorite sci-fi books.
If you want to be a prolific writer you need to tweet, toot or blog them out of your system ASAP. I am horrible at coming up with original ideas; and the only way to get my lazy mind to do the hard work of creating new ones is to shed myself of all the well-worn musings.
✅ shed exhaustion idea
Sci-Fi movies/TV that were also books Show more
Galaxy Quest, the book, is incredibly funny. It passes the gold standard test of a movie adaptation: if you never saw the movie would you enjoy the book? Well-paced and a quick read.
Red Dwarf, the book, is a parallel universe history of Dave Lister. Written by the creators of the show, it follows some of the tv episodes faithfully and then uses others as a “what if this happened as well?” expansion.
Think about the amount of mental math it takes for a Starfleet officer to hear "There's a ship 200mkm away, heading 269 bearing 15, and they're just gone to warp heading 132 bearing 189" and infer "the ship has begun heading toward Cardassia"
Like... that's a lot of... I don't even know what kind of math that is but it's a lot of it.
How often Star Trek has broken the prime directive (DSC not included though, boo)
maths Show more
Forty is the only number whose letters are arranged in alphabetical order.
One is the only number whose letters are arranged in reverse alphabetical order.
If you add their letter values together
1+50 = 30
One = 14+15+5= 34
Fifty = 66
Thirty = 100
One + Fifty = Thirty
I actually never found out whether the Enterprise's buttons were resistive or capacitative touch interfaces, and that changes this joke a lot.
The crew sure makes them look like resistive panels with all their slamming, but lots of people do that with their cell phones.
UK Reform of Gender Recognition Act/transphobia/last day to fill in! Show more
Posting one last time as the deadline is 23:00 (GMT) today.
It's fine for non-UK residents to fill out too!
Here's an easy-read guide of current laws etc:
Here's a couple of references (I think the first might be better, but the second looks more in depth) to help filling it out, for any bits that might seem confusing
I am an ex(?)-blogger/comedy screenwriter/instructor/trainer with a wide range of interests.
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ds9/ mh Show more
SISKO: They just wanted to keep them out of sight.
BASHIR: And once they were out of sight, what then? I mean, look at this man. There's no need for that man to live like that. With the right medication, he could lead a full and normal life.
SISKO: Maybe in our time.
BASHIR: Not just in our time. There are any number of effective treatments for schizophrenia, even in this day and age. They could cure that man now, today, if they gave a damn.
Android queen Janelle Monáe (for GQ Magazine by Pari Dukovic) 💖
UK Reform of Gender Recognition Act/transphobia/please fill in/boost Show more
The government wants to decide how to reform this, but I worry that a lot of transphobes (TERFs specifically) are filling this out. Even if like me, you're cis, fill it in to negate their hatred.
I found this a quick read/parts of it helpful/insightful beforehand:
Also, you don't have to fill it in all at once! (I haven't) You can return to it later (but before the 19th)
Question for UK (or maybe any) Trans folk - CW: gender recognition/money Show more
I don't know the answer to this question, but I don't wanna leave it blank/make up crap. So suggestions, even if not from direct experience/hypothetical are welcome
(C) What other financial costs do trans individuals face when applying for a gender recognition certificate and what is the impact of these costs?
(Sorry for this being outta the blue - it's for a government consultation about gender recognition.)
DSS 14 carrier lock on Voyager 1
Signal strength: -151dBm
OUT OF LOCK OFF 1 MCD2
sikh kirtan raag/music - also jazz Show more
So this is pretty nice (not typical of the kind of raga I usually enjoy) but I think the tabla playing makes it really fantastic - those fast changes over the slow melody are really skilled/add loads to the music as a whole instead of sounding just flashy.
I think I like those bits in the same way I love the monstrously fast drums over the slow theme of Lonely Woman by Ornette Coleman:
"Theory: The Kobayashi Maru originally had a different purpose (self.DaystromInstitute)"
The comment by /u/dxdydxdy is very good.
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