4. What non-Federation species would you like to be? man, i don’t know. they all feel like they were in the federation except enemies. i think i would try my hand at being a Q? i would be a good and benevolent Q and not a piece of shit Q.
43. Favorite DS9 episode. toss-up between “the visitor” and “far beyond the stars.” not just favorite ds9 but maybe favorite TELEVISION.
39. Which two characters would you want as your parents? that’s a weird one. i guess the first thing to come to mind are bashir’s parents, because that means i’m bashir and i’m genetically enhanced and a better human
1. Ideal holodeck program: the bummer thing is, my ideal program would just let me be in star trek, but if i was in star trek i’d already be in star trek.
let’s just say it’d be a holoSUITE program and it’d be about how there’s an ops position on DS9 right after captain sisko and major kira. i could go to all the meetings.
6. Favorite TNG quote: “I should have done this a long time ago.” “You were always welcome.”
17. Favorite 24th Century technology: it’s from those old franz josef design books you could get bootlegged at conventions, but it was a “timeslip” vessel where the warp nacelles were really close together, which produced a messed-up warp bubble for time travel.
23. Describe an ideal night at Quark’s. oh man, me and bashir and o’brien play one of our favorite war simulations, then go for darts afterwards, and we see quark get harassed by odo. just as he’s leaving, odo does finger guns at me, and i know that means i’d make a great security officer. i say the perfect thing and everyone laughs. everyone likes me. i fit in.
I listened to episode 16 of the podcast last night, just wanted to let you and Mikey know I really connected with what you were talking about, like worrying about meds and creativity and feeling like your own problems aren't as real as others. It's really comforting to know other people grapple with that too. Also been loving every other episode of the podcast so far!
Out of curiosity, what are your thoughts on the general body of work of Chris H. Wolf AKA Slimebeast? I know you got into a bit of a Twitter kerfuffle with him about Funnymouth, but what do you think of his other stories like Abandoned by Disney, Afterpeople, Bonus Room, I Saw A Stranger or Completely Normal Eric?
i got into a twitter kerfuffle with him? i don’t remember. i thought funnymouth was just okay. abandoned by disney was really interesting. i don’t think i’ve come across these others!
idea for an FPS: thoroughly standard CoD-like shooter, except when you shoot someone and they fall dead, rather than become an object on the ground in the level that eventually disappears, the form of that dead body is now imposed on your HUD and stays with you the rest of the game. as you proceed, more and more bodies clutter your vision until you can’t see through them anymore.
Is Candle Cove ever going to show up/get a semi-sequel in a Broodhollow chapter? Because, I remember you mentioning in an interview you wanted to do an expansion of the story someday, and Broodhollow'd probably get way more popular if ya did.
Part of selling the adaptation rights to Candle Cove means I can’t (a) expand on it/write a sequel or (b) adapt it to another form, like a comic. I could do a similar thing with veiled allusions to Candle Cove, but I’d have to change big pieces of it.
Additionally, I’m not interested in shoehorning Candle Cove into Broodhollow anymore than I am interested in shoehorning Doctor Who into Broodhollow. Maybe it would make it more popular, but it would probably feel forced. (And technically I can’t.)
here’s a thought i have often. what will my last thought be? what will be the last thing to go through my mind when i die? with the assumption being that i will go suddenly, in my sleep, unaware.
it makes me sad because it is proof that life has no narrative. and i think we need it to have a narrative. we’d like it to. we provide our life with a narrative. but no one’s final thought is closure. no one’s final thought is the last paragraph in their book. i certainly don’t think your life flashes before your eyes. there won’t be any symbol revisited, any bookend, any repeated refrain, any summary. we can never give our own narrative an ending because we didn’t know we were at the end.