I like how in TNG eating Klingon food was this terrible psychological ordeal that Riker was just going to have to power through and endure if he wanted to win the Klingons’ respect, and by DS9 everyone’s all, “Oh, there’s a new Klingon restaurant on the Promenade! Let’s go there for our first date!”
That’s really all you need to know to get how TNG’s treatment of multiculturalism differs from DS9’s. TNG is basically a bunch of humans with a very eurocentric focus on their species’ culture (Shakespeare! classical music! Sherlock Holmes! Cyrano! …and absolutely nothing from the African Confederation where Geordi was born) ~tolerating~ alien cultures. Meanwhile, DS9 is humans and Trill and Bajorans and Ferengi and Klingons and Emissaries and mutants and Changelings and former Cardassian oppressors drinking Klingon blood wine in a Ferengi bar during a Bajoran Festival before catching a baseball game in the holosuite.
- Picard: Talks to him like he's a very disobedient child.
- Sisko: Punches him.
- Janeway: Sass him to death.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (via soo-rin)
Meh, I don’t listen more than I talk. I think that might be the ADHD taking over. But other than that, this is accurate.
This is me.
HELLO THERE ME. Except if you get me on the right topic, with the right people, I can talk. A lot.
I’M SORRY SO MANY TEXT POSTS BUT THIS IS IMPORTANT
there’s a post going around of some girl linking to a “picture of her prom dress” when the link leads to a picture of a gif’d mutilated face and screaming. i imagine that this could be very harmful to both people with epilepsy or those with anxiety problems and the like. it happened to alarm me a lot.
please boost so no one gets hurt! we don’t want any seizures or panic attacks!
FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT WHEN YOU CALL PEOPLE WHO COMMIT ACTS OF TERROR “CRAZY” WHAT YOU’RE ACTUALLY DOING IS MAKING THE WORLD SHITTIER FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED PSYCHIATRIC CARE. THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE DOING. EVERY TIME