# Saint Tail # Mahou Shojo # magical girls # anime
Hard to tell out of context, but this could be his way of saying, “JJ Abrams/the producer made me do it”?
Reads to me like Lindelof’s standard humour. What makes you think Lindelof wouldn’t have wanted gratuitous stripping?
I don’t know. It read apologetically to me. From what you and Gav have said I guess that’s because I don’t know his work but also because I loved the film and didn’t feel the gender stuff was too offensive. I was hoping to overlook the pointless nudity and ratios as a production decision, because the writing is so Star Trek in other ways.
I felt the plot was “Star Trek” - but that the details and execution wasn’t. Which, for Star Trek, means it was ultimately very “un-Star Trek”. The reboot has the money, technology, and faith TOS didn’t have; so how pathetic is it that a TV show from 1966 has female characters with more presence and agency then those of the same franchise in a 2013 film? Both Treks take place in the future, yet the past represents that future better. Frustrating stuff to see in science fiction.
Thankfully the film isn’t grossing as well as Viacom wants.Thankfully because it is unlikely Abrams and his crew will be doing the third film (if there is one).
# reply # fandom talks # Star Trek # TOS # multiplayre notepad
PGSM be on that illuminati shit
# PGSM # Sailor Moon # Princess Sailor Moon # mahou shojo # magical girls # truthiness # Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
Star Trek Into Darkness got me thinking on “cargo cults”, oddly. Actually not oddly - totally valid thought association in my opinion but whatever. Richard has the Moravian Church of the 1740s, I have cargo cults. That is the degree they have of my adoration.
A lot of people, if they ever hear about or vaguely read about cargo cults, assume the replication of planes, lighthouses, and clipboards are indigenous people worshiping contemporary objects and/or the people who exposed them to such objects. You know, the basic “White man is God!” idea so many European derivative folk believe existed with the first contact of practically all indigenous peoples and Europe (I should write out word for word as best as I can remember one of my favorite professor’s lecture on Hawai’i and first contact because it is both informative and completely hilarious).
The best thing about cargo cults is how logical they are, even throughout all the different occurrences. Your various Melanesian societies pre-WWII had limited awareness of anything existing outside of their island group then BAM the Japanese appeared with trucks and planes and guns and food and crates. Logically, it made sense to think these things came through some spiritual means. Melanesians observed so astutely the Japanese, and later the Americans, that when they left and thus most of the new things left and stopped arriving they recreated what they believed gave the foreigners the things; a form of sympathetic magic. Vanuatu is one of my most favorite areas of study for many reasons, partially because their cargo cults were so vibrant it is a place and people so enthralling to learn about.
Another thing European derivative peoples assume about cargo cults, when aware of them, is that islanders wanted the foreign things to worship. Totally wrong: Melanesians wanted to eat the food, drive the jeeps, fly in the planes, figure out the guns. They knew the cargo was just stuff. They didn’t worship the stuff. They didn’t worship the people who brought the stuff. They worship how they thought we did in order to get the stuff we had. Which is logical! In many ways cargo cults were not wrong in observing how we had what we did - what is utterly completely totally bizarre is how before, during, and after WWII no side in the conflict ever told the indigenous groups what the fuck was going on. For most indigenous groups foreign people and things literally fell from the sky, killed each other and them for the sake of “saving” them, altered their entire lives, then flew away without sayin’ nothin’.
And yet many would claim cargo cults were the backwards practice of a behind people. The term “cargo cult” says more about those observing these groups, how we were so much worse at observing them then they were of us.
# IGNORE ME # I could go on and on and on # but can't - too hungry # although the baby sleeping on me means I won't be getting up anytime soon
# reblogging because new Trek meshing with old Trek by the fandom makes me happy # and is a thing that should happen # Star Trek
Things My Breast Pump Has Said To Me So Far:
- Fire drill
- White noise
- Bad man
- Lap it up
- Get out
- Bless you
- Earl Grey
Fairly sure Charlie is in love with Sailor Moon. I could be projecting, as he is an infant who is enthralled with whatever is on the TV when he notices the TV, but then again I might not be.
# Sailor Moon # mahou shojo # magical girls
I didn’t by the Han Solo blaster replica but I did buy all of Sailor Moon on DVD.
Charlie Chu at his first convention in his first cospaly: Big WOW Comic Fest, dressed as Mr. Mxyzptlk!
Con going with an infant isn’t the easiest of things but it is possible. We’re all exhausted after such a fun filled day - there were so many great cosplayers out and about and they were all lovely.