For the first time in my life, I don’t give a shit what the science says. 3

It’s a thing that happens in the cess pit of social media every day. Some anti-trans dipshit pops up with a declaration: “Science says there are only two genders!” (What they really mean is that there are only two sexes, which is wrong according to current science, and then conflating sex with gender, which is… ...

DS9 Rewatch: Season 1, episode 13-19 3

The Storyteller was… look, I was drunk while I watched it. It was okay? You had parallel plots of the young Bajoran Tetrarch trying to figure out how to negotiate, and the Bajoran village figuring out how to name a new “storyteller” to keep it unified. The only real problem I have with the episode ...

DS9 Rewatch: Season 1, episode 11 & 12

The Vortex has a pretty good hook to start. Shady dealings, half of a Miradorn pair getting murdered by a random other guy in a robbery gone wrong that Quark might have set up, the remaining half swearing vengeance. And the alien that did the murdering is from the gamma quadrant–and knows about Odo’s people, ...

DS9 Rewatch: Season 1, Episodes 7-10

Well, Dax is off to a strong start with another round of “Julian, take a fucking hint.” Extra annoying is Julian basically tells himself “well, she didn’t say no, so it still could be yes!” and follows Dax, so he’s there to at least see her being kidnapped. Dax, why so many creepers? I love that ...

DS9 Rewatch: Season 1, Episodes 5 and 6 2

Captive Pursuit oh boy oh boy. Starting off the episode great with Quark apparently having a sexual harrassment clause in his contracts for the women that work at his bar. I think they’re trying to be funny, but hoo boy is it gross. It’s a relief when the alien ship comes through the wormhole and kicks ...

DS9 Rewatch: Season 1, Episode 3 & 4

The rewatch continues! Past Prolog is episode 3 according to Netflix. It’s the first appearance of one of my favorite characters, Garak, the simple tailor. And it probably says a lot that when I saw him as a kid, I did not notice how totally fucking gay he is–but this time around, hoo boy. I’m ...

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the rewatch 1

Well, sort of a rewatch/first watch, because I don’t really remember watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine beyond the first couple of seasons. I was barely twelve years old when it started airing and a dedicated Star Trek: The Next Generation fan, but for some reason DS9 just never grabbed me. Maybe it’s because they didn’t subject ...

I didn’t feel personally belittled until this moment: George’s Hugo Losers Party explanation 9

Over my years of being on the internet, I’ve learned a thing or two about apologies. It’s mostly been incredibly hard-won knowledge, informed by me giving shitty apologies and then learning the how and why of their shittiness when someone explained why they still felt hurt. Or me giving a shitty non-apology on purpose because ...

The Importance of [Scary] Stories

I grew up on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. I didn’t find the stories that scary (though some of them were very gross), but the pictures that went with the original editions absolutely haunted me. I ultimately decided that seeing this movie might not actually kill me because after watching the TV spots, the glimpses ...

[WorldCon] Quick Summary: WSFS Business Meetings 2 & 3

Again, maximum mea culpa, yesterday was a garbage fire, and for more reasons than you might expect. Liveblog of the preliminary meeting here. Liveblog of business meeting 1 here. Summary of the preliminary and meeting 1 here. Liveblog of business meeting 2 here. Liveblog of business meeting 3 here. The agenda is available here.   ...