Asking for a friend: what do you think Kaz Brekker’s D&D class would be? Rogue? I feel like rogue. (The friend is me.) 📚📺🎲
Whoopi Goldberg has done a lot of great work in her career, but I think I’ll always feel that Guinan has been her greatest role. 🖖📺
So far in my rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 3x13, “Deja Q,” is my favorite. Having Data be Q’s tutor in humanity is brilliant. And the way John de Lancie says “Red alert!” when he first shows up is chef kiss perfect. 📺🖖
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Quick head’s up: In this review, I use “Brent” to refer to the character and “Spiner” to …
Repping TNG Operations in my Lauren Christians Handmade dress for Star Trek Day. My kid told his teachers, “I’m being Spot because my mom is wearing her Data costume!” 🖖📺
📺🖖 In Star Trek: The Next Generation season 3, episode 11, “The Hunted,” there is a whole society of intellectual bros wearing blazers over turtlenecks & claiming something is impossible because they’ve “studied it thoroughly” (though never tried it). Academia vibes, y’all.
One of the many straws on the proverbial camel’s back that led me to stop watching THE CHAIR after only 8 minutes was when the dean said “We can’t add another line” for the junior scholar. 📺
📺 It’s been interesting seeing other (current or former) academians' responses to THE CHAIR. I made it 8 minutes but once the notion of just getting through the tenure process and THEN shaking things up was mentioned, I had to stop. My heart was hurting.
I acknowledge that I live and work on unceded Lumbee, Skaruhreh/Tuscarora, and Shakori land. I give respect and reverence to those who came before me. I thank Holisticism for the text of this land acknowledgement.
We must acknowledge that much of what we know of this country today, including its culture, economic growth, and development throughout history and across time, has been made possible by the labor of enslaved Africans and their ascendants who suffered the horror of the transatlantic trafficking of their people, chattel slavery, and Jim Crow. We are indebted to their labor and their sacrifice, and we must acknowledge the tremors of that violence throughout the generations and the resulting impact that can still be felt and witnessed today. I thank Dr. Terah ‘TJ’ Stewart for the text of this labor acknowledgement.