J: Maybe you were right about my tone. I’m slightly bothered by your level of interest in Star Trek and programming when it’s someone else. 😦 Not a big deal or anything, just something I have a little trouble processing.
C: I’m sorry you’re bothered. It’s not about you. Should I just not share these things with you?
J: Kinda makes me feel like your problem wasn’t with Star Trek, but with me, is all. I know it’s not about me, but that’s kinda what it feels like sometimes. It’s not that you can’t share them, it’s not a big deal for me. But do you ever ask yourself why you’re ok with watching things like Star Trek now when you complained for years earlier about it? And what that might mean?
C: It’s like I can’t win with you. If I change and do things you think I hated or whatever, you get mad. But if I don’t demonstrate that I’m growing and changing, then you Stini me. I do, in fact, ask myself these things and I have perfectly reasonable answers for why I am willing to watch Star Trek now and didn’t want to with you. Have you ever asked YOURSELF why I might be into different things now?
J: Then why do you like Star Trek now?
C: I don’t “like” it. I’ll watch if the group is watching. But some of the writing is absurd, and you don’t get to hear my commentary during the eps: “Who is that? Where did that person come from? How does that even work? What the hell kind of -onium are they talking about now? This is so sexist. That outfit is stupid. That make up and mask are terrible; you can’t even see the lips moving.” You’d hate it. I don’t take it seriously.
J: For the record, I never said you were the bad guy. I just want to make sure that you’re not changing yourself just to be liked, thus the self-reflection questions.
C: I will say some of the concepts are intriguing. And if you didn’t say things like such a Stini-dick, I wouldn’t take them negatively. Have you ever wondered what it is about your approach that turns people off? I’m not changing so I can be liked. I’m too damn old for that shit.
Also, I watch for Wil Wheaton’s sweaters.
Are we fighting?
J: I’m not trying to fight with you. I’m just not sure how much consideration or comtemplation you’ve given the notion of nonchalantly telling the person you’ve yelled at before about not wanting to watch Star Trek that you’re now watching Star Trek, you know?
C: I’ll watch it if it’s on when I visit [boyfriend’s]. I’m not gonna walk into a situation where two people are watching a show they like and say that either they change the show or I’m leaving. The situation is completely different than with you. Besides, we never had yelling fights about not watching Star Trek, you know.
J: BUT NOW WE ARE!
C: YOU DIDN’T EVEN RESPOND TO MY JOKE ABOUT WIL WHEATON’S SWEATERS!
J: I DON’T KNOW WHAT A WIL WHEATON SWEATER IS!
C: THEN YOU DIDN’T REALLY WATCH STAR TREK!
J: HOW MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF SWEATERS ARE THERE?!
C: WIL WHEATON WAS KNOWN FOR WEARING UGLY SWEATERS ON THAT SHOW! DO YOU EVEN STAR TREK BRO? Come at me.
J: …see, stuff like this, like the person who just started watching one Star Trek show, telling someone who has watch them all, that they didn’t even watch Star Trek…
C: THIS IS A TERRIBLE FASHION CHOICE! —>
THESE ARE NOT CLOTHES
J: You have the Borg, Q, Jean Luc, Number Two, Data, Reading Rainbow, Whoopie Goldberg, Warf, the Holodeck, and boldly going places no one has gone before….and you focus on the sweater.
<—WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? A SPACE MULLET?
J: An exercise in galactic culture: Find a picture of a newly discovered civilization’s clothing fashion choice that you DO like. …That was a normal haircut for women. They didn’t go too crazy with the hair /cough hunger games /cough
C: Do you need cough syrup? Also, if it was popular at the time (on earth), then why do I have to look at other cultures? It’s all bad earth ’80s and ’90s style trends. You’re asking to me look past that and imagine that this is intergalactic fashion?
J: …this is just Star Trek. We’re not even talking Babylon Five, Andromeda, Lexx, Farscape, Galactica, Lost in Space, Star Gate, or Firefly.
C: No. No we are not talking about those shows.
J: Babylon Five was great. Farscape is one of the best space operas ever.
C: You may have mentioned those things. I’ve also been watching Arrested Development. I might even rewatch The Big Lebowski.