star trekkin' across the universe...

September 25, 2019
Random Headcanon: That Federation vessels in Star Trek seem to experience bizarre malfunctions with such overwhelming frequency isn't just an artefact of the television serial format. Rather, it's because the Federation as a culture are a bunch of deranged hyper-neophiles, tooling around in ships packed full of beyond-cutting-edge tech they don't really understand. Endlessly frustrating if you have to fight them, because they can pull an effectively unlimited number of bullshit space-magic countermeasures out of their arses - but they're as likely as not to give themselves a lethal five-dimensional wedgie in the process. All those rampant holograms and warp core malfunctions and accidentally-traveling-back-in-time incidents? That doesn't actually happen to anyone else; it's literally *just* Federation vessels that go off the rails like that. And they do so on a fairly regular basis.

>So to everyone else in the galaxy,
>all humans are basically Doc Brown.

Aliens who have seen the Back to the Future movies literally don't realise that Doc Brown is meant to be funny. They're just like "yes, that is exactly what all human scientists are like in my experience".

It's so weird how you guys use Jesus like a college football mascot. You ignore the sermon on the mount, you step on the meek, you vilify the stranger, you ignore the poor, then stand up w your bruised egos and say, "Go Team Jesus!"

Nothing you do has anything to do with Christ.

Why climate change isn't the end of the world. More mellow than the message I usually hear in my circles. Too blasé?