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by Hugh Akston
27 Aug 2017, 00:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1227
Views: 55041

Re: Star Trek Wankery

That's one way to read it. It's literally what the guy said to writers. And after Roddenberry died, nobody bothered with that premise, anymore. And authorial intent is one way to read a text among others which are different. What other episodes/stories did they have the opportunity to address/redre...
by Hugh Akston
26 Aug 2017, 19:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6154
Views: 165004

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

or, uh, cooking it?
by Hugh Akston
26 Aug 2017, 13:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1227
Views: 55041

Re: Star Trek Wankery

At Tasha's funeral they honored even as they lamented their loss and their anger that she died for nothing. When Geordi and Ro died they threw a big swinging party to celebrate their lives. IIRC, the latter was Riker's idea, because he was a jazz fan and thus decided to do an old-fashioned New Orle...
by Hugh Akston
26 Aug 2017, 13:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1227
Views: 55041

Re: Star Trek Wankery

So there's no difference in degree between not wanting X and being terrified of X? We've seen plenty of characters afraid of dying. The episode is one of the high points of Roddenberry's very smarmy, up his own ass, take on utopianism. As he famously told writers, in the TNG era, death isn't someth...
by Hugh Akston
26 Aug 2017, 01:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1227
Views: 55041

Re: Star Trek Wankery

At Tasha's funeral they honored even as they lamented their loss and their anger that she died for nothing. When Geordi and Ro died they threw a big swinging party to celebrate their lives.
by Hugh Akston
26 Aug 2017, 00:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1227
Views: 55041

Re: Star Trek Wankery

So there's no difference in degree between not wanting X and being terrified of X? We've seen plenty of characters afraid of dying. The episode is one of the high points of Roddenberry's very smarmy, up his own ass, take on utopianism. As he famously told writers, in the TNG era, death isn't someth...
by Hugh Akston
25 Aug 2017, 23:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1227
Views: 55041

Re: Star Trek Wankery

So there's no difference in degree between not wanting X and being terrified of X? We've seen plenty of characters afraid of dying. The episode is one of the high points of Roddenberry's very smarmy, up his own ass, take on utopianism. As he famously told writers, in the TNG era, death isn't someth...
by Hugh Akston
25 Aug 2017, 22:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1227
Views: 55041

Re: Star Trek Wankery

So there's no difference in degree between not wanting X and being terrified of X? We've seen plenty of characters afraid of dying. The episode is one of the high points of Roddenberry's very smarmy, up his own ass, take on utopianism. As he famously told writers, in the TNG era, death isn't someth...
by Hugh Akston
25 Aug 2017, 22:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)
Replies: 481
Views: 40450

Re: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)

My mom came to visit and revealed a hitherto unknown Barbie fandom. Like she showed up wearing a letterman's jacket with her Barbie club user name awkwardly sewn on in a combination of patches and Barbie pink embroidery. I had her wait for me in the combination Barbie museum/cafeteria which was weir...
by Hugh Akston
25 Aug 2017, 17:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1227
Views: 55041

Re: Star Trek Wankery

So there's no difference in degree between not wanting X and being terrified of X?
by Hugh Akston
25 Aug 2017, 15:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4201
Views: 66162

Re: Orange is the new President

Calling dibs right now on the joke where Trump expresses sympathy for the hurricane damage and devastation caused by both sides.
by Hugh Akston
25 Aug 2017, 11:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1227
Views: 55041

Re: Star Trek Wankery

It did not occur to me until just now that the kid who plays Picard's Uncle Rene in "Family" is the same one who plays the de-aged Picard in "Rascals".
by Hugh Akston
24 Aug 2017, 18:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Earworm Infestations
Replies: 288
Views: 19727

Re: Earworm Infestations

Watched the pilot for the new series this morning while I was working and now I can't get the damn theme song out of my head.



by Hugh Akston
24 Aug 2017, 14:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1412
Views: 39898

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I have no Twitter and I can see all of the tweets that have apparently replaced actual articles now.
by Hugh Akston
24 Aug 2017, 13:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2322
Views: 106669

Re: It's not the size of the screen...



Yessssssss
by Hugh Akston
23 Aug 2017, 13:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 710
Views: 13328

Re: The F Word

This is a good place to start figuring it out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influence ... nfluencers
by Hugh Akston
23 Aug 2017, 12:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 710
Views: 13328

Re: The F Word

What constitutes expertise?
by Hugh Akston
22 Aug 2017, 18:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1182
Views: 42395

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

Kolohe wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 18:17
Hugh Akston wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 18:07
What's wrong with that? The rest of the world loves soccer.
South Asia is a cricket part of the world.
Can you end with a tie in Buzkashi?
by Hugh Akston
22 Aug 2017, 18:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1182
Views: 42395

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

What's wrong with that? The rest of the world loves soccer.
by Hugh Akston
22 Aug 2017, 17:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Congrats Docktor T, you did it
Replies: 298
Views: 14749

Re: Congrats Docktor T, you did it

nicole exclusively follows trolls on Twitter
by Hugh Akston
22 Aug 2017, 17:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 137
Views: 1995

Re: PS 411

Texas kindergarten sends kid home for having long hair The boy's mother, Jessica Oates, 25, of Baytown, said she tried to appease school officials by putting her son's hair in a bun on Monday before taking him to school, but the boy wasn't even let out of the car because his long tresses violated th...
by Hugh Akston
22 Aug 2017, 15:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4201
Views: 66162

Re: Orange is the new President

I didn't realize y'all were so racist against werepeople.
by Hugh Akston
22 Aug 2017, 12:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4201
Views: 66162

Re: Orange is the new President

Weird that she hasn't done it yet. Are you sure you have the right number?
by Hugh Akston
22 Aug 2017, 11:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1182
Views: 42395

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

The reality is, Trump can make a difference in Afghanistan But having few good options does not change the facts. And the reality is that Afghan forces have been defending their changing nation -- a country whose young generation is increasingly congregating in cities, increasingly connected to the...