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Star Trek: Prodigy 

*Janeway sips coffee.gif*

We sure this isn’t Holo Clippy? 😹

Also, I love this because that is what the Janeway would want Holo Janeway to do 😹

Crazy Dune Realization / Bizarre Theological Hot Takes 

It just now clicked that Frank Herbert probably knew/read a lot of the stuff I’ve only read somewhat recently about how from a proto-Christianity point of view Paul is perhaps the real villain of the biblical New Testament: the Roman sell out who conflicted Jesus’ teachings with Roman beliefs of morality (that were ducking contradictory) and was key to establishing hypocritical Roman Catholicism.

NaNoWriMo 2021 

Got a night owl Day 1 start. 1515 words (just below par but feels a good early start). Second person felt the most right to that spirit of “now is for the players”, even if this probably isn’t an interactive fiction novella by the end of November still feels a smart fit for a protagonist, some undeclared “you” reading this, some wannabe Captain reading a few too many weird conspiracy theories about strange islands full of treasure. I hope “you” are up for the adventure.

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NaNoWriMo 2021 

Lore wise all the official lore happens tail end of the Golden Age of Piracy, *but* players are all playing *now*. On the one hand, its admirable that the team wants to leave player stories to players and explore only “ancient history lore” in tie-in books and such leaving tales of now to the players, but on the other probably not many players that would consider an Uru-style take on writing a Sea of Thieves voyage. Maybe I can do something interesting here.

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NaNoWriMo 2021 

So my last minute decision on a theme/title was “A Visit to the Sea of Thieves”. Write what I know, I guess won out. Hoping to do it interesting justice: A sort of “what if I wrote an SoT tale like I or others would write Myst/Uru fan tales”.

I think I can finally put into words why Facebook’s new “Meta” logo has been bothering me: it’s to me a “lazy day in Microsoft’s Developer Division” logo. It’s a Visual Studio brand Infinity ribbon in mid-2000s Microsoft blue like on Silverlight (or Windows Live Mesh).

Like some programmer art for a quick logo for some extremely niche tool about to be called Microsoft Visual Facebook Server for Workgroups 2006 Pro (Second Edition)

English language hot take 

It’s past time we killed the vestigial objective case entirely.

whom - DEAD

me - dying slowly in some dialects already

him/her/them - Pronouns would be easier without them

Case free English! Kill the objective case!

Mortgage servicing (-) 

So the evil fucking national conglomerate bank with my mortgage after 10+ years decided to hand it off to a “bank” with multiple years of SEC violations. 🤦🤬

I wish there was an easier way to veto this, because as much as I hated my current mortgage provider, this is a whole nother level of fucking asinine.

I just need to refinance with someone I trust. I just don’t want to work that hard and didn’t expect this level of bullshit. 😡

@Taweret Poe Star Wars called Mando Star Wars his girlfriend and uh, this seems like info you want to know: themarysue.com/oscar-isaac-ped

Dune Part 1 

Well I’m wrong about this one, apparently my face blindness is getting worse. Those are different actresses.

(Don’t even get me started about that upcoming Edgar Wright film where I can’t tell the two lead actresses apart at all.)

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Re: Foundation show 

—now here’s a long monologue on a made up religion because David S. Goyer likes long monologues from made up religions and seems to think he’s good at writing them, lol, now back to this tight close up on makeup departments’ amazing replica work of Lee Pace’s eyebrows on Terrence Mann. (Spiraling way off into tangent: is there a best supporting makeup Emmy and can eyebrows win it?)

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Re: Foundation show 

Yeah, the pacing is very weird. It feels like “The Collapse in slow motion” but also we know it took just shy of 1000 years and we’re on the third Lee Pace now (I think? I’ve not been keeping track well enough) and compared to 1000 Years this is still a blink and you’ll miss time lapse, but also, hold on here’s a long slow shot of gardens, now a medium shot of the back of a gardener’s head, back to the actual crisis at hand,—

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Dune Part 1 

A lot of people talking about Zimmer’s score as being “amazing”, and I thought it was good but it wasn’t mindtaking.

I sometimes see Zimmer as a great follower and the Dune score seems to follow in the footsteps of The Witcher series and Austin Wintory and some Trent Reznor to my ear. He took it and made it his own, sure, but it didn’t feel new/spectacular to me; it felt well executed but of/perhaps late to the current zeitgeist.

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Dune Part 1 

Finally watched the other two thirds (mostly without falling asleep, mostly).

I finally realized what was bugging me about Lady Jessica: I know Ms. Coulter can get quite far from her monkey daemon, but never shows up at all in the movie, what’s up with that?

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Dune Part 1 

Jason Momoa is great.

(I don’t know why I started this at 1am. I don’t expect to stay awake through the whole thing, but hey look some actual Duncan Idaho dialog that might be useful if anyone ever got to the weird books where the clone of Duncan Idaho returns and actually does stuff!)

Future Day 

Once more I reach the grand sign off from the film marathon: “It means your future hasn’t been written yet! No one’s has! Your future is whatever you make, so make it a good one.”

A toast: to the future! (Some of it’s already here, just unevenly distributed.)

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Future Day 

Doc Brown invented 19th Century IoT, somehow getting a boiler temperate sensor communicating wirelessly to the DeLorean. Still the tech I find most incredulous in the entire trilogy (even with a hoverboard also in this scene). That fat steam punk can’t wind all the way to the train engine and isn’t fooling me. 😹

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Future Day 

Do you think Marty and Doc Brown were banned from the library at some point? What’s with all the visits being break ins after hours?

Think there’s a lost story about some Librarian archnemesis of theirs? I’m imagine some Principal Strickland relative runs the library, come to think of it

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Future Day 

Part III kind of splitting the difference similarly cold open (on a rerun scene) and then much shorter not-really-overture (it’s not really a “theme” for the film as a whole but a “lullaby” for a brief quiet?) over establishing shots that are not quite so expository as Part I but more interesting than B-roll clouds.

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