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Stamets

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Gay | 30s | Trekkie | Canadian | Depressed

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Stamets,
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I have the same flag on my wall. Be warned though you’re probably gonna have to replace it in a year or two, especially if you’ve got high winds. It’s not reinforced for outdoor use so it will probably get thready.

That being said it looks great and I wanna put mine out in front of my house too now dammit

Stamets,
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The current government of Canada is Liberal, not Conservative, but okay

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Irrelevant. Get the accusation correct.

Stamets,
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In Canada they are. They’re literally the party names. If you’re going to comment on foreign politics, try bother knowing what you’re talking about.

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Yes considering he said conservative government. In Canada if you’re referring to a government you refer to the party in charge. Not my fault dude is WILDLY unclear and talking bout foreign politics they misunderstand.

Stamets,
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You say aggressive. I say sick of watching people whine about politics they do not understand. That is how we all got in this fucking mess to begin with. People who know nothing about what they’re talking about weighing in with nonsensical opinions that are dismissive, half baked, and dangerous. Sure. Let’s conflate the people who have been more critical of Israel with the conservatives in Canada who are actively supporting them. Am I happy with the current government? Good God no. But I at least know what I’m talking about and half an opinion based off of reality.

I’m aggressive because I am absolutely done with hearing politics from the ignorant. I am done hearing political opinions based on nothing more than false beliefs. Excuse me for being absolutely fucking done when the world is burning around of our ears because of people who open their mouth or act without thinking.

I am so so sorry.

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There is no difference between Israel and Nazi Germany.

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These motherfuckers took all the suffering people went through in WW2 and understood it as a how to manual instead of something horrific never to be repeated. What in the fuck.

Stamets,
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Am I the only one who cannot see a single thing? This is just a head

Stamets, (edited )
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That’s because that’s what he is. He’s kind of a crappy person. Nimoy refused to speak to him the last few years he was alive because Shatner paid someone to ask Nimoy questions secretly record Nimoy at a convention after Nimoy turned Shatner down. This was confirmed in the book Shatner wrote about his friendship with Nimoy after he died where Shatner said “It was such a small thing Leonard”. Takei has talked endlessly about how Shatner was a prick to work with on stage too.

Shatner is a shitty person

Edit: I goofed

Stamets,
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Totally on me. I misremembered and just checked. He only had the cameraman record footage, not ask questions.

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I would suck this man’s soul out of his dick

Leaked NYT Gaza Memo Tells Journalists to Avoid Words “Genocide,” “Ethnic Cleansing,” and “Occupied Territory” (theintercept.com)

The New York Times instructed journalists covering Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip to restrict the use of the terms “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing” and to “avoid” using the phrase “occupied territory” when describing Palestinian land, according to a copy of an internal memo obtained by The Intercept....

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Despite the memo’s framing as an effort to not employ incendiary language to describe killings “on all sides,” in the Times reporting on the Gaza war, such language has been used repeatedly to describe attacks against Israelis by Palestinians and almost never in the case of Israel’s large-scale killing of Palestinians.

Thank you for bolding it because it is the only relevant part of the article. If they wanna use scaled back language then fine, I have no real issue with that but if you’re breaking those rules for one side and upholding them for another then you’re just a hot pile of biased bullshit.

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So not a fourth body problem. Got it.

Stamets,
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I thoroughly enjoyed it and don’t often get a lot of complaints but I’d be hard pressed to say best when First Contact exists

Stamets, (edited )
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Just recently moved and I don’t have a roommate here yet. He’s moving in at the end of the month. It’s just me and my cat and I’m incredibly lonely. I’m lying in bed feeling like shit and depressed right now and she’s on her lil bed attached to my bed because she might as well be a fuzzy shadow. Can honestly say I’d have killed myself without her because she’s the only reason I’m not dead right now

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That is legitimately one of the reasons why I use Boost

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Well, you know me. The resident Discovery lover and defender. My comment will only be about the first episode, Red Directive, as it is the only episode I’ve seen thus far but let me just say this.

That might be the worst episode of Star Trek I have ever seen.

The opening I had no real issue with. Everyone hanging out and having a little party, Saru having a moment with T’Rina, all of that was great. But then suddenly the term Red Directive is thrown with increasing drama/intension like 3 times by 3 different people with 0 explanations. At least from what I saw anyway. I had to infer from context clues that a Red Directive is a mission that exists as part of the Federation structure, regardless of who is in charge and must be adhered to at all possible costs. Okay. Sure. Then the problems start almost immediately, the problems being for me primarily with the writing behind the scenes. Nothing really makes sense.

DISCO drops in on the ship, surprising Moloch (I’m not spelling both their names and more on that later). Moloch know exactly where they need to go so they head there, cloaking themselves. DISCO notes that they’ve cloaked themselves and then starts getting ready. Now, you’d fucking expect that they would have gotten ready and dropped in last second for the element of surprise, like the ship was literally designed for, right? Nope. Drop in to announce presence and then fuck about for a while getting ready. By the time the Away Team arrive in the room with the vault (tracking water vapor that Rhys points out), Owo mentions that it’s been nearly 5 minutes since the lifesigns vanished and that they would need more time than that to crack Romulan encryption. Note that they cleared this room with visual detection despite knowing that these people can likely cloak themselves in some fashion. Personal cloaking isn’t unknown in this new future and if they can fool sensors they can probably fool eyes. So, you know. Visual clear while ignoring all about the particles they were tracking to this room. They then made the brilliant deduction that the people would still have to be in the room (it’s never made clear how they were able to break the Romulan encryption faster than they should be able to as Burnham said). They get jumped, unsurprisingly, and Burnham escapes narrowly. Moloch then throw a grenade at Burnhams feet which blasts her into space.

Here’s where the Rise of Skywalker style convenience problems start. She just happens to see a glimmer of their cloak and heads to it. She magnetizes on and just happens to survive despite things not really being set up for that. I’ll let that go but whatever. Rayner shows up and starts telling her that he knows them better because he’s been tracking for a while but Burnham is insistent that she knows better and tells him to back off using, fucking hilariously, things being too personal as an excuse. She says she will track them. She of course fails because she did not know better after having been on the mission for like 4 hours. So she pulls a hail mary out of her ass and says Book!

Despite an insane sense of urgency being built up over this Red Directive stuff (still not explained), Burnham then drags her absolute ass in the corridor with Book having this huge lovey-dovey scene. He acts like “Aw shucks, I’m just helping people and trying to make right” for his fucking psychotic level of crimes against humanity. Yes I know that isn’t the right word but I don’t care. I’m angry. They spend so much time on this scene with them slowly fucking around that it makes Burnham look like she’s valuing Book over the mission. They’re SO SLOW! Book takes like 3 seconds to step onto the turbolift. It’s fucking painful.

They get back into the briefing and Burnham is withheld information. Now I love this show and she has learned multiple times in multiple seasons the same lesson of “Follow orders and you don’t always know better” so I hoped they wouldn’t do it here again but of course they do. She starts getting suspicious. Okay, asking Tilly to look into it is fine. Wanting to know more is fine. She’s still doing the job though right? Well, for now. They get through the briefing that actually has a sense of urgency and Book just happens to know the only sensible route to plot here of where they’d go. He just happens to know of the dealer on that planet. He also just happens to know vital information about surrounding terrain but that’s for later. So they head to it. Rayner says he’ll be an hour behind because he goes at warp. So if Moloch have the same tech as Antares and no faster, then by the time that Rayner reaches the planet they will be at least one hour ahead of him. But we know that they’re further ahead than that because Burnham had to go get Book and waste time fucking about first. Vance then says they need to work together and Discovery, despite having a spore drive that can be there NOW, has to wait for the slower tech and nullify its literal purpose as a Rapid Response Vessel as Vance already designated it in Season 3.

So then we cut to Moloch whenever they arrive. They go see the dealer who is a Soong style android that demonstrates a total failure of every part of himself. There’s also an insanely drawn out scene where he points out how the names of the two fugitives, Moll and L’ak, sound like two word sounds and would go well together. So, Moloch. The most hamfisted bullshit I can think of, especially when they were barely just named on screen. He acts like a cheap version of Lore and when a fight breaks out he has the most insanely slow response times one could imagine. He picks up a gun and fires it multiple times, it failing, before he thinks to get another gun. He then has to look for it, despite it being his fucking shop and him being an android. He gets it, spends a very long time aiming and fires it, missing, and then actually nods with a smile on his face when looking at the gun. L’ak then defeats him in hand to hand combat (with great ease) and Moloch leaves.

Burnham and Book arrive on the planet and have another lil meet cute waiting for Rayner. That’s fine, they’re waiting. But he arrives at an awkward time and makes a little joke and suggests getting to the mission and they get all high and mighty and act like he’s the asshole, despite her wasting fuckloads of time up until now and they go to check out the corpse but are passed by two people on sandspeedster things. A few minutes later they realize it was Moloch. So what in the FUCK happened to that hour plus advance that Moloch had? They just spend it fucking about? There’s a bomb that was planted (more later) but that cannot have taken longer than like 15 minutes at MOST. Probably considerably less with transporters. But nah, they’re just barely ahead of them. And apparently taking their time because Rayner, Burnham and Book catch up to them. Moloch gets to their ship and fires directly on them and hits them multiple times. Shields block the hits. So either these sandspeedsters have shields that can withstand fire of a ship or the personal shields can. They don’t even fucking flinch either. Like it’s a guarantee that it’ll hold.

They realize that there’s a bomb in a tunnel Moloch are going to go into that will let them escape. Burnham yet again does her “No trust me, I’m totes right!” and Rayner rightfully is like “Not the fuck again” and orders the bomb and escape hatch destroyed. But it gives Moloch an idea to trigger an avalanche. Burnham then forces her ship and the Antares (after guilt tripping Rayner) to crashland into the planet to protect a settlement of a few thousand. By this point they are well aware that the threat being posed here is of Galactic importance and could probably shift the scales of power but Burnham is like “NO! There are a few thousand people! We can’t let the terrorists get away with information about god knows what. We need to save these people!” Like I get it, it sucks and you wanna save everyone but there is a clear decision here with a line said by your own fucking brother on numerous occasions and I’m pretty fucking sure you at some point. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. So they crash the ships into the planet (whatever) and shield the settlement. Hurray. Yay. They’re sitting around when the dust is clearing and Moloch then taunt them and fly off. Rayner is like “Wish I could say this was a pleasure” and beams out and I feel that with every ounce of my soul. Burnham and Book then get all lovey dovey before being emotional and romantic despite THERE BEING TERRORISTS YOU NEED TO KINDA FUCKING LOOK FOR WHILE YOU’RE THE FUCKING CAPTAIN. Yet when Tilly calls? Instant urgency.

To top it all off, Burnham then figures out where it is that Kovich is after and withholds the information from her superior officer, information that’s so insanely classified and important that it’s a Red Directive (STILL NOT FUCKING EXPLAINED) because she wants to know. She outright says either let me be part of this or I will let the terrorists go. Putting her own insane arrogance above anyone else.

Burnham has been on the same path with every season so far. Disobey orders, realize she shouldn’t, start doing the right thing. Happened with Season 1 and 2 and 3. Season 4 had her follow orders begrudgingly and even before Book as the romantic reason she doesn’t want to follow said orders. Now she’s just back at it again. Me me me me me. I’m tired of it. I loved her and I’ve been frustrated with the repetition but now I’m just tired of it and tired of her whole character. She doesn’t learn anything.

The writing for this episode was fucking atrocious and I am seriously concerned about the rest of the season.

Genuine rating: 1/10.

Stamets,
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Like I love this show and I can defend a lot of it. I do defend a lot of it. I hate it when people say STD because it’s flagrantly insulting for no reason to both the franchise and the show. I hate when people bash it for no reason. I hate some valid criticisms (although I do admit they are valid). I am a Discovery fan through and through. Fuck sakes I’ve got the Discovery model on my desk in front of me.

But this was the worst episode of Star Trek I’ve ever seen and it genuinely sent me into a depressive spiral with how excited I was for this final season to be presented with that.

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Stamets had like one scene that whole episode, didn’t he? The opening party thing where he’s talking about the Luminary stuff. I don’t remember him at any other point.

They bring Owo and Rhys onto an Away team and then treat them like absolute chumps and toss them away.

Like I actually kinda like Rayner because he’s not putting up with Burnhams shit. When he said “I wish I could say it’s been a pleasure” and beams out at the end of the episode I actually 100% agreed with him. I never thought I’d be on his side but I am. How is it that a captain shows up for a singular episode and already proves directly that he cares more about structure and order than you do?

The Burnham doing the same thing for a thousandth time thing is what killed her character for me. I can’t root for her anymore. She is objectively a bad person. She’s been given chance after chance after chance and fucked almost every one of those up but still gets given another one. She’s the Starfleet version of a white middle aged CEO at this point. She can only fail upward and get away with everything. No consequences for fuck all. At any point. And yeah I don’t care about Book either. Dude detonated illegal weapons and violated so many laws but nah, lets get him back because he just happens to know a thing. Bet he’s not being dropped off back to continue his punishment though. Nah there’s gonna be some contrived reason to keep him on board so Burnham and Book can have another lovey dovey thing. I would not be surprised if Burnham sacrifices herself at the end of the season to protect the crew and Book and honestly if she does I will legitimately cheer and whoop that Starfleets worst Captain (easily outranking Jelico) is finally dead and can’t harm the Federation anymore.

If you told me 3 months ago that Id be saying that I would have given you a warning for stuffing words down my mouth that I’d never agree with. Now I’m one of the biggest people wanting her to die. It’s ruined any rewatch value too. I’m so angry.

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