Chair meta

Jun. 1st, 2009 10:28 am
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Sometimes my brain picks up and fixates on the most random things. I don’t know why but I was thinking of the scene in the new Star Trek near the end of the movie, where Kirk and Spock board Spock Prime’s ships and Spock decides to pilot it. When Spock sits in the chair it begins to move on its own, and Spock says, “Fascinating.”

So here’s the things, we have the technology to mechanize a seat and make it move on its own. In fact some luxury cars allow you to program settings for the seat, mirrors, etc into your key, so that with a married couple everything adjusts to whoever is driving.

My point is, if we have this technology, so does the 23rd century. So why is Spock fascinated by the chair being abel to move? Now it’s true that the chairs on the Enterprise turn like most of our chairs do, in other words you use your feet to poistion it how you want, so maybe Spock is thinking what I’m thinking. “What the hell has changed in a hundred years that requires people to have chairs that turn on their own. I mean really dude, how lazy are you. Hell I could turn this chair faster on my own that it’s turning right now. And really I’m in a hurry here. The Earth’s about to be blown up. Can we hurry up with the chair turning?”

Okay so probably Spock doesn’t use the word dude, but you get my point. Spock Prime may be old, but he doesn’t seem so weak that he can’t turn his own chair. So what’s the deal? What’s the major societal change that happens in the hundred plus years between the movie and Spock Prime altering the time line that requires mechanical chairs?
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Snagged from [ profile] hollydb

1 Why do you write fanfic?
2 When did you write your first fanfic and which fandom was it for?
3 Which fandoms do you, or have you, written for?
4 Do you read much fanfic or do you mainly write?
5 What comes easiest for you when writing?
(dialogue, descriptions, plot, characterizations, humour, angst...)
6 Which genres do you mainly write? (action, angst, dark, drama, horror, humour...)
7 Which genres will you not write?
8 Are reader comments/responses important?
9 Do you use a beta reader?
10 Which is your favorite character to write fanfic for and why?
11 Which are your favorite ships (including friendships) that you write the most?
12 Do you have characters that are so strongly established that they're in your heads?
13 Which characters are you most comfortable doing a POV for? Which is the hardest?

My answers )
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So until recently I kind of always held to the idea to be a really good writer you should “write what you know.” I guess I always figured if I wrote a novel to be published it would be about actors or something, or maybe take place in my home town.

Why I thought this I don’t know, )

So I’ve kind of lost my point, but I was wondering what other people think of the idea of “Writing what you know”. Cause it seems to me, at least in fiction, that it’s not the best idea, except going on the theory that you need to know people, and how they behave.
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So yeah, I actually posted something fic wise. Recently between working and acting I just haven’t had any time. Which reminds me that I want to post some of the cool theatre pictures I have from this last winter. One costume especially I loved because I could so see Darla wearing it. But I digress.

I’m thinking I need to take time off from theatre, because even though theatre is great in so many ways, I’m not terribly happy right now. It isn’t anything specific, and I’m not depressed, I just wish I was doing more with my life, but I’m so tired from an already busy life, that I do nothing.

Anyway, on a more fanish topic. I watched Dollhouse on Saturday. And can I just say I love my mom because she called me up early on Friday and told me I had to come over and make sure the TiVO was set up to record Dollhouse. I don’t think she trusted my dad, who liked Firefly but can’t stand Buffy, to record it on the basis that it was Joss.

”Dollhouse )
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This isn't as well thought out as it should be probably, or at least not as well written. But the meta bug grabbed hold of me this morning and wouldn't let go.

Joss's Women are Weak )
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Here it is, the essay I've written for [ profile] buffyversemeta. Please let me know what you think, even (actually especially) if you disagree. I know that some of the ways I have chosen to interpret the show are just that, interpretations, and I'd love to know what people thing about them.

Are You Ready to be Strong?: Motherhood in Buffy the Vampire Slayer )


Most of the dialogue quoted came from
The Gate History of the Aurelian Vampires was another invaluable resource especially when looking at the history of the Fanged Four.


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