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22 February 2016 @ 01:32 pm
Why my showers take so long  
The somewhat abridged and paraphrased thoughts that went through my mind this morning while showering

*starts humming random song from the day before*

...I don't really want to be humming that. Let's hum something from Rush instead.

*makes a couple false starts, before finally settling on Limelight*

It's kind of funny how popular Rush still is, given that they don't really get any airtime anymore.

I guess it helps that a number of relatively famous people seem to like them.

What was the name of the movie about the two guys who were obsessed with Rush? Do i actually have a copy of that movie? If not i should defintiely get one.

If you ask the actor who plays Tyrion in Game of Thrones what his favorite band is, does he say "I'm fraternally required to say 'Rush'"?

Presumably he gets along with his real life family better than Tyiron does with his?

When Tyrion shot **** did he say "A Lannister always pays his debts"? If not, he should have.

It would be nice to go back and actually watch the rest of that show now.

...except for the part about it getting kind of rape-y later on =/

Are they actually going to fix that in the new season? Do they even understand why it was a bad idea? Or do they just think "everyone is okay with a bunch of people getting killed, so why does _that_ bother them?"

Hmm, easiest (not necessarily best) counterargument to that is "Almost no one who has died is currently watching the show, while the demographic of audience members who have been sexually assaulted in the past is (very unfortunately) much larger."

Do people who've been clinically dead and resuscitated actually consider themselves to have died, outside of joking around?

Anyways the fact that we all die sooner or later is pretty much the one universal human condition. Everyone has to get used to the idea, though a lot of people spend a lot of time thinking unconsciously that it will never happen to them.

And the vast majority of them _certainly_ don't expect it to happen like it does to the Game of Thrones characters. If they actually did get killed out of the blue in the same manner as a Game of Thrones character their last thoughts would probably be "WTF?" Like that guy in Serenity, "I got killed by a sword Mal!" (or something like that?) with a perplexed tone to his voice.

He didn't actually say it directly though, right? It was a recording via his sex bot? Along with some kind of warning? Or info? Something about what they needed to do to broadcast the signal about the zombie planet?

It was a little weird how the federal agent just let them live after that, just as soon as they got the signal out. You'd think the government would still do their best to keep a lid on things even after the horses were out of the barn. But i guess the agent guy said something to the effect of how his bosses would want him to do that, but he didn't see the point anymore?

Presumably the government did try to cover the issue up, claiming that the video was a fake and all that. I wonder if a lot of people believed the government claims and the people who believe it are all considered conspiracy theorists? Though it ought to be relatively easy for people to go check out the planet and see for themselves.

All the other issues aside, it was nice that Serenity provided some kind of explanation for the Reavers. Before that their existence always seemed like the most unreasonable part of the universe. The "conventional" explanations for how they came to be didn't make a great deal of sense. One wonders how they can be so violent and not turn on each other though. And how they can be so crazy and yet still operate spaceships in an effective manner.

Hmm, the "small group of people trying to get the signal out about some secretive thing" is suddenly reminding me of Leviathan Wakes. I wonder if there was any inspiration there? And...

Current Mood: sillysilly
Current Music: Rush - Limelight
Kirinkirinn on February 23rd, 2016 03:45 pm (UTC)
This process is all very familiar, except for the part where you actually managed to remember and piece together a whole stream-of-consciousness of that length after the fact. That's kind of impressive.
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on February 23rd, 2016 10:39 pm (UTC)
I don't do it in the shower, but when falling asleep. Sometimes this leads to semi-involuntary groaning, to which Jon answers, "What?" Then I have to explain the sequence of events that started with "I need to clean the kitchen" and ended with deplorable living conditions in Africa.

DonAithnendonaithnen on February 23rd, 2016 10:48 pm (UTC)
Normally i can't. However this one kind of stuck out because of the opening with Rush (and thinking that i ought to remember to check on the related movie) and ending with thinking that i ought to remember to tweet at James SA Corey about the Firefly/Leviathan Wakes thing. Having two things i was trying to remember to caused the disparity between them to catch my attention just as i was getting out of the shower, which caused me to retrace the process in my head, which in turn was enough to get it to stick.

Even so i'm sure some of the details got lost or misplaced. In particular there may have been some dead-end branches to the thought tree that i rolled-back from and didn't remember later.
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on February 23rd, 2016 10:37 pm (UTC)
I'm still sad Firefly got canceled. If I were a billionaire patron of the arts, I'd pre-pay for 4 more seasons in advance.

DonAithnen: Fireflydonaithnen on February 23rd, 2016 10:51 pm (UTC)
That's a great idea! Sure is weird though how through an extreme case of mistaken identity it turns out that Jayne was the one who died in Serenity while Wash is still alive and well.
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on February 23rd, 2016 11:30 pm (UTC)
That's not quite how I remember it... or this probably means I need to look up some details on the actors in question.
DonAithnen: The Special Helldonaithnen on February 23rd, 2016 11:41 pm (UTC)
Well if you don't already know i suggest you read the wikipedia page of the relevant actor, but delve no deeper, lest ye awaken that which must not be named!