Here's my big takeaway though: Bernie's chances in 2016 at this point in the race before the Kentucky primary. Can we get a hearty fuck you to Bernie for not conceding this early to Hillary? Suppose it is just a coincidence he conceded to another old white man this year but unnecessarily drew things out until the convention in 2016?
Well, I told people that it wasn't worth my time bothering to watch the democratic candidates because by the time of the Kentucky primary it wouldn't matter (as happened in 2016).
Kentucky's primary is in May. We still haven't figured out how we are voting this year and we have time to. Guess I won that bet.
@telecrush I didn't get very far into MP3, but my impression was Rockstar doesn't quite understand Max Payne.
I feel like R* should just give the franchise back to Remedy.
Star Trek: Picard
I know I made the joke about this being 100% Picard Effect with Part 1 of the finale, but Part 2 pretty much secures it. Like everything in the episode felt like Mass Effect, even down to the sound effects of the "reapers".
I liked Mass Effect at its most Star Trek, so I guess it is fair for Star Trek to just become Mass Effect?
Picard deep cut
@taweret Probably. Just thinking that STO back chatter implied Niven *never* wanted Kzinti mentioned in Star Trek again (for copyright control reasons for his estate), and I’d hope that if that was the case they’d respect the author’s wishes even for a throwaway ref
Picard deep cut
Riker just mentioned the Kzinti and I’m floored for dumb fan reasons. 😆
(First live action mention, they showed up in The Animated Series in episodes by Larry Niven. They come from his Known Worlds series though there are differences in the Trek versions. More warlike cat race than Caitians. STO invented Ferasans because they couldn’t get rights to Kzinti. Did Picard somehow unlock the rights just for a throwaway ref? Or did they think it safe to throwaway?)
@sinvega US Elections are worse than that, they are the football of 17776
(17776 was an interesting viral story vaguely about future football in the year 17776 where “games” take sometimes decades and thousands of miles to play, but was also introspectively sad tale of [post-]humanity at its most existential)
Also, it reminds me of all those incel/Mad Men-esque memes about how some cis straight men really do seem to have a hard time realizing women without makeup are the same woman 😹
@directhex (Seriously, MtG is an amazing trove by itself of sometimes under appreciated artists delivering amazing stuff in a higher quality than you typically assume given the final product’s form factory. The wallpaper gallery can be a resource to finding artists: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/media/wallpapers)
@directhex You might laugh but probably the biggest hubs are things like DeviantArt or FurAffinity. Lewd commissions pay the bills a bit more regularly, but artists that can do lewds are also great with other stuff.
Also, any local con with an art show (or local art show)
Also the credits of most board and card games and book covers. Magic: The Gathering especially has a huge crop of rotating artists who often do great commissions in real life. (They make huge painting for tiny cards!)
@robotcarsley @taweret @linkskywalker I disagree, there’s been plenty of imagination in Star Trek projects and while canon “respect” is hard to measure, the movie folks auditioning for Star Wars got their wish and moved on to Star Wars and other projects. Bryan Fuller and Michael Chabon are smart show runner choices. Kurtzman is a fine EP divorced from the rest of Bad Robot, and sure his prestige TV puzzle box bg and Fringe (lit.) ideas infected DISCO, but it’s fine.
@robotcarsley @taweret @linkskywalker I think that’s exactly why I think DS9 implies cooking would be uncommon. The only cooks we see in DS9 do it out of passion (Joseph) or inherited it as a love language (Ben)
Passion is a scarce resource and Joseph is very clearly understaffed as you would expect of a passion industry
Which also implies scarcity in that Neelix is the only one who can cook on the entire ship and sometimes implied to be the only cook in the entire quadrant.
(Aside: Neelix’s actor’s role on Avenue 5 is so amusing to me.)
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