"...nobody cares about ninety percent of what you have to say."
That's something my dad said to me, once, and it stuck with me ever since. He wasn't being mean or critical at the time, or even directing it at me (well, he could have... I wish he'd said it to me when I was a lot younger, so I would've made less of an embarrassment of myself as a child.) It really was a generalized pearl of wisdom, and when I look back, it goes a long way to explaining that taciturn nature of his that used to drive my chatty mother crazy. I sometimes wish I was that wise, to know how to keep my mouth shut until I actually have something interesting/important/funny to say. Better to be quiet and uninteresting than loud and boring?
...Wait, I fucked that up.
At least that's the reason I don't mention my personal life or my job much in my journals--it's boring me to even think about that stuff, much less type it out. And I bother even less with my opinions, since what good are those?
But guess what: you guys are outta luck tonight, because I'm in a chatty (typey? texty?
By the way, I found my favorite youtube comment of the week:
today after school i saw a blue car
SUCK IT BLUE
the guy drove away
and had a bumper sticker that said red vs blue
i knew then
that he knew what i meant
Speaking of RvB, I'm going to put on my rant hat. I know there's forums and shit that discuss this to death, but I'm not crazy or bored enough (yet) to sift through like 500 pages of threads to jump in on that shiz.
It seems to me a lot of Wash fangirls are never too bothered by the fact that he's, y'know, directly responsible for the "deaths" (a very loose term in this series) of four major cast members--including Alpha and Tex--on top of a shitload of other AI. It's easy to forgive him for Lopez and Donut, at least, since everyone can agree that's his crowning moment of badass. The part that itches me--about Reconstruction, anyway--is that, for someone who claimed he was stopping the Meta and getting revenge on behalf of himself, his friends and the Alpha, he was pretty okay with recruiting Alpha on a suicide mission, exploiting both Church's super-motherfucking-denial and his desire to find Tex in the process. It wasn't even one of those typical abuses of the phrase, where "suicide mission" really means "if we fuck up we die"--it was literally suicide, where Alpha getting emp-nuked was one of the *winning* conditions.
It's not that Wash isn't the hero of that season, or that we don't want him to succeed--because we do, right? It's just funny how little he regards the well-being--or, hell, continued existence--of one of the people he's allegedly fighting for. But then, maybe that's exactly it: Wash doesn't see AI as people. He shouldn't care if Alpha understands what he's really doing because AI are expendable non-entities and it's not the same as duping a real person into running decoy for you into a nuclear blast.
And maybe that's a valid sentiment. And it was for a good cause--or at the least, well-intended revenge.
But man, is it a dick move when you think it.
(Or maybe it's really frustrating because after everything, the whole plan was in vain--there's the bleak comedy of it. And then Wash did get sent to prison, so that's just enough punishment for his good intentions.)
But I'm not hatin'! I like Wash's character, and I love how Reconstruction ended.
I'm just. Sayin'.
tl;dr I'm bored and lazy and stuck at work. Less talk more action, internet. Also, any excuse to link tvtropes is a good one.