Posts Tagged ‘star trek

14
Oct
08

prodigalgeekgirl

Surprisingly enough, I’m not dead. I haven’t renounced all things scifi, I still know how to turn on a computer, and my friends still laugh when I opine about Neil Gaiman.

What did happen is a long, long period of feeling completely uncreative. It seemed like everyone in my life actually had one but me, and every time I started to muster the motivation to post it seemed like I just didn’t have the mental energy.

So, here’s the short and sweet idea of how things have been for me the last few months, and then perhaps I can get back to business as usual.

  • In July I went to Las Vegas with some friends to see the Star Trek Experience before it closed. I gambled exactly 1 dollar in a casino so I could say I had, got sunburned walking the Hoover Dam, and drank something with dry ice in Quark’s bar that emitted many satisfying clouds of spacey vapor. Much fun was had by all, and I have some lovely Starfleet earrings to remember the experience by.
  • In August I applied for and obtained a new position at a VERY big company. Better benefits, better money, and I got to move back to the town I loved to live in when I was here for graduate school – and would never have left if not for the former fiance. Currently I am couchsurfing at various friend’s houses, trying to save up some money before I find a place of my own. Mom is keeping the dog and cat for me, and I really miss them!
  • I also miss my niece and nephew, both of whom turned 1 recently. Cute doesn’t even begin to describe them.
  • I’ve finally made it through all seasons of Buffy, Angel, and the comic. Almost twice in fact. How did I not know about this when it was on air originally?

Right now I’m really focused on trying to do well at my new job – it is very different from what I’m used to, and I want to make a good impression and be able to be proud of myself. I’ve already had to learn lots of new things, which is what I wanted – my old job had lost some of its challenge, even though I mostly liked it and I had some really good friends there.

And… it’s about time for me to call it a night! I’m attempting to stay off the computer for an hour before I sleep… we’ll see how long that lasts. 🙂

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13
Nov
07

naked star trek tuesday

One of my groups of friends used to have a name for every day of the week, but for the life of me I cannot remember what they all were, excepting Bad Punday (Sunday) and Naked Tuesday. Bad Punday was really the opposite, in that I had a friend who was such an irrepressible punster that we were forced to designate one day of the week as a pun-free zone, and the Lord’s day seemed as good a one as any. I have no idea how Tuesday became Naked – perhaps Monday forgot to do the laundry.

I have arbitrarily decided to repurpose Naked Tuesday – it will now be known forevermore as Star Trek Tuesday. So, to wish Naked Tuesday a proper goodbye it is only fair that we transition slowly, and have a Naked Star Trek Tuesday. These videos should provide a bit of education on the subject.
Star Trek Sex

Closer (A Kirk/Spock Classic)
Riker’s Sex Addiction

And for more Star Trek fun follow the link to see some photos of Zachary Quinto as Spock on the set of the new Star Trek XI movie. I can’t wait to see how this one turns out!

05
Nov
07

the crusher defense

It has been once again brought to my attention that I am some sort of traitorous Trekkie for admitting that I had a crush on one Wesley Crusher when I was a kid. (Hehe, a crush on crusher.)(I’m such a nerd.) I had a friend in college who teased me endlessly about this (partially because he was truly horrified and partially because he never knew where the line between funny and just plain irritating was), and I never was able to fully explain it. It’s not like I still feel that way – the old I get the better Picard looks ;). I am taking this opportunity to defend myself once and for all, let the mockers do their worst.

wesley crusher

  1. First of all, I would like to point out that ST:TNG started airing in 1987 when I was all of 5 years old. I didn’t actually start watching it until later, when I was 10 or 11 and re-runs would play every day. I have never seen the series in order and I’m not 100% I’ve seen all of the episodes… hmm, that may be my next Netflix project now that I’m about caught up on Dexter (verdict: awesome!) and How I Met Your Mother (verdict: cute). This is the age when I would set the VCR to record episodes because they were either on at 11am when I was at school or 11pm when I was in bed. Kids, these were the dark days before Bittorent and DVR, when we had to use the things called tapes that were the size of a book and had a tendency to get eaten by the machine called a VCR. I also had a younger brother who had an unfortunate tendency to push things that were not tapes into the tape slot, a large slice of cheddar and a matchbox car being two of the most memorable victims.
  2. So, as number 1 indicates, I was very young when I fell in love with this show, and as anyone would I needed a character to empathize with and who would be my gateway into the story. I think it was perfectly natural that that person would be Wesley since he was the only one present who was even remotely close to my age. I know all the reasons people had for hating him, and now that I’m older I am annoyed by a lot of the same things, but at the time I had a weakness for stories involving kids doing things that adults didn’t expect them to have the capability to handle. This theme carried over to my literature choices, and books like Island of the Blue Dolphins and My Side of the Mountain were read and re-read endlessly. It made sense for the adults on the show to have the capabilities they did, but Wesley was as special as I wanted to imagine myself to be, and I loved him for it.
  3. This reason is probably the most true: I have always been attracted to intelligence, even when other qualities are lacking. Case in point would be my ex-fiance. He was is an extremely talented and intelligent individual, but his emotional IQ was sorely lacking. (I don’t say is lacking because I haven’t spoken to him in over a year so who knows what strides he might have made meanwhile?) So I loved Wesley for the same reason I love Spock, Henry, McKay, Baltar, etc. They may be selfish, rude, annoying, or completely unemotional, but the brains just get me every time.

So, is it so wrong for me to admit to liking Wesley? I don’t think so. Mock me if you must, but I will stand strong.

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For your amusement: Galacticast’s Starfleet Academy video.

31
Oct
07

Happy Geek Halloween!

IMG_0181 May you Live Long and Prosper!

Spock pumpkin carving template from the Pink Raygun.




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