New life motto? (Out of context thing I just said [to myself]) 

OH Coronavirus insanity 

Parasite was wild

The end credits song was titled “A Glass of Soju” and that probably sums up my gut reaction in a way it might take hours to explain

OH Coronavirus insanity 

@telecrush Buy your own Quindar to make the tones proper

Videogame music is weird 

@offtheball @telecrush

Unfortunately, I’ve studied just enough science to be quite concerned we’ll never break the speed of light (because among other problems breaking the speed of light is time travel), and it’s a tough thing to hope for, as is any chance of meeting alien civilizations at slower than light speeds but current human lifespans. I hope we don’t need warp travel or Vulcans to reach the better ideals of Trek’s humanity.

Murder By Death versus Ben Sollee 

@horrowfide @mngrif I’d put money on “as soon as HBO’s Westworld finishes”

@offtheball @telecrush There is an under-examined homeless crisis happening right now (just look how many Mastodon posts are asking for help alone), there’s plenty of opportunity for something like the Bell Riots to be sparked in the near future. (Not sure if that is helpful, hopeful enough, or depressing enough.)

Similarly, the Minutes to Midnight clock thinks we are on that crash course to a WWIII that could lead to weird post-apocalypse Bozeman, Montana rocket jockeys accidentally Warping.

@offtheball @telecrush

It’s related to the approach that Greg Cox took in the Eugenics Wars books (even using the Assignment: Earth characters) pushing the idea that the Eugenics Wars were more of a Cold War/Spy War hidden below the surface of the 90s (trying to keep things believably within our actual 90s timeline) and only referred to as Eugenics Wars as such due to massive hindsight and very slow document declassification decades later. Some of which obscured by time traveler spies.

@SeanAloysiusOBrien

Base-60 was good enough for the ancient Babylonians it should be good enough today.

Similarly, Base-25 seemed very good for the D’ni civilization (their fictional downfall was unrelated to their numeral system).

Star trek 

Star trek 

Star trek 

@breakfastgolem Mine spell out WARS, so I must be a superior gamer.

(No stretch, just Colemak layout.)

Star trek 

Star trek 

@telecrush I’ve played a bunch of it. It has some fun stuff. I paused because I realized it was spoiling some of Disco S2 for me, but nothing I hadn’t anticipated from S1. (I’m only now getting to S2 thanks to Picard.) I’ll probably jump back into STO more after I finish S2.

@offtheball @telecrush Assignment: Earth was meant to be a back door pilot for a spy show. It wasn’t intended to make a new timeline, just a new show. TOS was written in the time before hard continuity in TV, so they wouldn’t have been thinking hard enough about rebooting a timeline because they wouldn’t have felt beholden to one.

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