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.
//I’m sorry… What exactly did I do to make you do this?
Does this make your day better, knowing you’ve managed to send these horrible messages?
I’m disappointed in all of you for not having the courage to come off anon and tell me what you want to say to my face.
I think I need to walk away from my computer right now before I punch a hole in my computer screen or something.
//Whoa, baby. Call or message me on Skype the second you’re back, OK. This is disgraceful. I’m actually fucking fuming right now.
More evidence that people are assholes. The-devilish-romulan did not deserve this, no one does. This is a disgraceful use of what should be a great online community.
Go to hell, Anon. I’m sure you know the way.
I agree wholeheartedly. Nobody deserves this for doing something they enjoy.
Fuck off, Anon trolls. You mess with one of us, you mess with us all, and you. will. regret it.
I’m just saying, the next Star Trek movie needs to be a 3 hour epic space-opera adaptation of The Trouble With Tribbles
Sung by “Five Year Mission”
Or the cast of the USS Tumblr.
How Captains Interact With Q:
- Picard: Talks to him like he's a very disobedient child.
- Sisko: Punches him.
- Janeway: Sass him to death.
Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.
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.
This is one reason that depression is so debilitating. When you’re in the thick of it, you feel like you’re a failure for not being able to do things like get out of bed but in reality, you have an illness. A very real, life-altering and sometimes fatal illness. It’s like, you know this but somehow it doesn’t matter and it’s still your fault that you have all these symptoms.
Go be that starving Artist you’re afraid to be. Open up that journal and get poetic finally. Volunteer. Suck it up and travel. You were not born here to work and pay taxes. You were put here to be part of a vast organism to explore and create. Stop putting it off. The world has much more to offer than what’s on 15 televisions at TGI Fridays. Take pictures. Scare people. Shake up the scene. Be the change you want to see in the world. You’ll thank yourself for it.
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