Tuesday, August 22, 2006

More Star Trek!!!



Unfortunately my brother hasn't posted any more episodes from our community-cable series since the last time I posted about Me, on Star Trek!!!. It's too bad because some of the later ones were really cool, especially the ones where we used cheesy split-screen and blue-screen effects so I could play my own evil twin who is a Romulan...

He seems to have redirected his Star-Trek-related energy into ClassicTrek.com where we have this cool story going here. I'm "Dr. Shareb" and I'm serving aboard the Starship Concordiat. It's great fun -- in our first adventure our Starship was vandalized by some peacenik space-hippies and we went and chased them through space...

That's actually the closest thing I'm doing to fiction writing exercises at the moment. I know I signed up for Scrambled Sage on Toast and I haven't been doing the homework (because I'm very, very naughty). (And my dog ate it?) It's not that I think I'm above workshop exercises -- quite the opposite -- it's just that I know I don't have time to put serious thought into fiction exercises right now, and I don't want to do a half-assed job of it.

Now you're probably thinking: "But Chanson, you seem to have an awful lot of time lately for writing a bunch of controversial-yet-boring political theory..."

I don't know what's up with that. I seem to be having some sort of brain-dump about politics lately. I think it's just because I see blogging as an extension of conversation -- and one where I'm surrounded by intelligent people -- so I like to spend some time chatting about life and light fun stuff and some time discussing and exchanging ideas.

Or more likely it's because I see blogging as this endlessly fascinating experiment, and I'm curious to see what kinds of reactions I'll get from writing different types of things.

8 comments:

Joseph's Left One said...

You know, my favorite thing out of all that cheesiness is your hairstyle, which is so evocative of time and place. The eyebrows are a close second, though.

I wish I had an artifact like that from my youth. Oh, well.

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

LOL... OH well... I get to write about fiction and then I get to write fiction... what could be beter.

If you want to join in... then OK... If not... well come and read it.

BTW... I have been enjoying your "Star Trek" pics.

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

beter=better

C.L. Hanson said...

Thanks JLO!!!

We had a great time with theee costumes and make-up.

Thanks Cynthia!!!

I've seen some of the Scrambled Sage exercises people have posted on their blogs -- it looks like you're having fun!!! :D

Rebecca said...

I like your political posts. I usually feel like I shouldn't comment since I'm obviously way out of my league in the actual knowledge part of it, but then I comment anyway because apparently ignorance does not deter me. Also, I think you should come visit Princeton - purely because you used to live here, so it would be all nostalgic and awesome. Hanging with me would just be icing.

The Sinister Porpoise said...

Sing with me!

And I'll say bounce a graviton particle beam off the maind deflector dish/That's the way we do things lad/We're making s**t up as we wish/The Klingons and the Romulans they pose no threat to us/'cause if we find we're in a bind/we just make some s**t up.

What is with the Klingons?/Remembering the day/they looked like Puerto Ricans and they dressed in gold lame/Now they look like heavy metal rockers from the day/with metal shirts, leather pants, and lobsters on their head.

Voltaire, a musician, not the French philosopher

C.L. Hanson said...

Thanks Rebecca!!!

I was hoping somebody would say my political posts aren't so bad. :D

I would love to come out to Princeton and meet you!!! If you stay there long enough, there's a chance of it -- I plan to go there about a year from now. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll have the opportunity to go before then, but it's not totally impossible since my husband does research with some people there.

Hey Sinister Porpoise!!!

I've never heard that one -- sounds hilarious!!! When I was in high school we used to sing that one song that goes "Star Trekkin' across the universe..."

Rebecca said...

Hey, I actually might be here a year from now! I just need to make some friends so I actually have something to DO on the weekends...

Also, I really DO like your political posts, and I don't think I'm alone in that. I feel like I get smarter by reading them. :)