Oh man, its AIDS metaphor time! I’ve heard so much about you, episode.
What the frick even *happened* to mindmelding in Vulcan culture between 2152 and 2265?
Ok, so they can’t beam Trip and his alien friend up from the hot planet because the transporter isn’t designed for aliens, but why can’t they beam down ice, a fan, an emergency shelter, and food?
This is dumb.
ahhhhhhh “Baby, Its Cold Outside” is not a date rape song
it has strong connections to rape culture because its about the complexity of consent in a culture where women are not supposed to express sexual desire
she’s not coming up with excuses to get him to let her go home, he’s offering her excuses to stay (the cold, alcohol, his own socially acceptable desire) that will let her avoid losing respect among members of her community (her mother, he father, her aunt, her neighbors)
yes its creepy, the culture it was written in was/is creepy, but its more complicated than female victimization ahhhhh
This is very validating. I feel validated. Excellent session, everyone.
like, for example, since coming here I have discovered that my own emotional concerns are so low on my priority list that they almost never come up in conversation until after they’ve been resolved
and that this is bad!
living here is like being in undirected group therapy 100% of my life
"You were a lot more pleasant in stasis" Charles "Trip" Tucker III says to the contrary and imperious alien Queen who was only recently kidnapped and forced into a stasis pod, only to wake up halfway through the journey and nearly suffocate in a glass coffin. But she was pretty and didn’t complain about your escape plans while trapped, soooo.
You could literally replace Trip with a toad and it would be an improvement to his character.
It wouldn’t even have to be a talking toad or anything. It could just ride around in Archer’s pocket and repair the engines with a tiny screwdriver.
the fact that I keep having to team up with my friends in order to afford the presents I want to buy our other friends, combined with the fact that Christmas shopping has taken me THE WHOLE DAY means either that I’m really good or really bad at presents and I can’t decide which