I’m thinking about…

I sat down to write a post today, and this is what happened.

This being “nothing,” because my mind is blank.

Except, it really isn’t. In fact, it’s chock full of what I think are interesting thoughts.

But I might be biased, because it’s my mind that’s thinking after all.


I’m thinking about…

  • Rick and Morty.

My husband and I started watching the series (Season 3) for the first time a couple weeks ago. The addiction, now some four years late, came on almost immediately. Within a couple days, we were the proud owners of Season 1 on Blu-ray, and now that we’re nearly through it, I’m sure that we’ll be getting Season 2 soon. We’ve been watching one episode every night before bed. I’ve been waking up with the show’s theme song in my head every morning as a result, which I don’t hate. The only problem is that after awhile the song I hear becomes an oddly warped version of itself that starts me recalling bad 1980s sci-fi.

I’m thinking about…

  • Sci-fi.

“Did I ever really like science fiction as a genre?” I’ve been asking myself that a lot lately, because there was a time time when I identified as a fan of science fiction. I think most of that came from growing up in a household that appreciated Star Wars, Star Trek, and the like. Watching sci-fi movies now makes me realize that I was likely drawn more into the fantasies of those worlds than that fake realizations of actual science. What’s drawing out this train of thought is the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie. I saw it recently and thought it was a good film, even if I only vague recall its source material, but not one to cast to memory. It made me think of Blade Runner, now a beloved and classic science fiction film, but one that I also feel lukewarm towards. In turn, I pondered Tron, both the original and its sequel, which again, are fine films, but aren’t movies that I’d actively seek out nowadays. (Hmm…maybe it’s cyperpunk that I don’t care for? Maybe. I don’t know.) I’ve always thought of myself as part sci-fi geek, but maybe that’s not the case at all. Even going back to Rick and Morty, it’s not the show’s science fiction slant that I find appealing, it’s the camp, the heart, and the humor.

I’m thinking about…

  • Super Troopers 2

What is “funny?” Whatever it is, I don’t think the sequel is it. Across the board, with the possible exception of literature, I prefer comedies when it comes to entertainment. But meow and meow, I’m finding that I despise the cheapness and shallowness that’s prevalent in meow forms of today’s comedic entertainment. If that makes me a snob, then so be it, but meow if the the twenty-something me didn’t fall heads over heels in love with the original Super Troopers, along with the likes of Baseketball, Half-Baked, Waiting, and Club Dread. These movies were my bread-and-butter when I could barely meow bread and butter. These days I much prefer comedic movies that are permeated with sarcastic wit, carefully constructed tastelessness, or unmitigated farce. Anything that’s more than hacky jokes and ill-timed callbacks to the hear and meow.

I’m thinking about…

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole

My one “release date” purchase of the year. Speaking of carefully constructed tastelessness, I’m really looking forward to it. I just don’t know what to get it on. Steam would be my first choice, but then I have to set up a stupid UPlay account. (It’s possible I already have one…) No one’s really using our Xbox One right now, so maybe that would be a good choice? Eh…I kinda just want to buy any and all new games through Steam these days. But dealing with 3rd party shit sucks. So… I don’t know.

I’m thinking about…

  • The Xbox One X

I mean, I’m not interested, but I hope it does well. Just one more step in the blurring of the lines between console and PC.

I’m thinking about…

  • Cuphead

That one I’m pretty sure we’re getting on Steam. Because no one uses the Xbox One much anymore.

I’m thinking about…

  • Mass Effect: Andromeda

Debacle aside, it’s interesting that Liara T’Soni is, like, the singular thread of the Mass Effect universe. Did any of the other original trilogy characters make it into Andromeda, even if only by mention?

I’m thinking about…

  • The Xbox 360.

I think I take care of that console better than any of our others, because I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t play Mass Effect.

…what’s that? Play it on the Xbox One? HA!

I’m thinking about…

  • Playing games.

Because apparently that’s what I want to be doing right now instead of writing. Now that this post is done, I think that’s just what I’ll do.

(Just not on the Xbox One…not meow, anyway.)

Except, I’m really thinking about…

  • Sleeping

Because it’s bedtime. Good night.


What are you thinking about?

3 comments

  1. I’m in the same boat with sci-fi. I only recently came to the realization that it was the fantasy of it, and the stories, that I loved, and not the nitty-gritty science part. I’m sort of a fan of science fantasy like Star Wars, because the science isn’t the part that’s important…

    Yeah, Liara T’Soni… the Leliana of Mass Effect, she’s really got her fingers in all the pots, doesn’t she? I think there are a few Easter egg type things that mention the Illusive Man and Miranda Lawson, and the codex pictures of Milky Way species are squadmates…. Oh! And I forgot where I was, but I met a turian who was Saren’s protege who spoke very highly of him, so that was fun.

    And then Jennifer Hale recorded something for N7 day a while ago, for Commander Shepard recording a message to the Initiative… and now I’m off on a tangent… But no, I don’t think anyone else has done as much heavy lifting for the story across the four games than Liara has.

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    • Huh, I didn’t know Jennifer Hale had done that. I think I remember coming across one reference to Shepard in Andromeda, but I feel like it was an oblique allusion rather than something stated outright. I’m not sure.

      I have to admit that other than Liara and that maybe-maybe-not Shepard reference, I didn’t catch any other callbacks to the original games in Andromeda. I was surprised but pleased to hear Liara at all. But it was comforting; a minor moment that connected two worlds. If I ever play the game again, I’ll had to keep my ears and eyes open for other bits, like that Turian who knew Saren. I’m sure that was an interesting conversation. 😊

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      • She did! I wanted the recording to be in the game, but I don’t think it is… 😦 Yeah, Shepard is only alluded to in game in one of Ryder’s memories… sigh.

        I was very happy to hear Liara! And yeah, it was cool to talk to the turian, because he really had respect for Saren, so it really (for me) drove home the idea that Saren had been corrupted by Reapers, but had been an upstanding guy before that.

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