And the writing. The coherent story of B5 is remarkable — it was written largely by one person and that shows — but more than that, it leaned on story and character to the exclusion of most else. It built a mythos and a rich world out of nothing. And it has a cosmology. Billions of years in the past. A million years into the future. A religion with its recent events a thousand years in the past. A projection of religion into a space age.
BSG is such a better production value show — costumes, sets, CGI (and a decade later on that front). It was an expensive show.
B5, in its cost-controlled glory leaned on character hard. Wooden acting at first was, I think, lack of re-takes, under-resourced. But the cast gelled into something really solid, the way a sitcom cast does after a couple years on the sound stage.
politics, middle school
This happened in Nuremberg, Germany today. The organizers expected 400, but we were over 5000 people that came together in solidarity with the protesters in the US. But also because of our own racist mess and police violence against Black people here in Europe and Germany in particular.
So many young people came with their friends, but also some older people and families all together with their kids.
" One of the functions of art is to give people the words to know their own experience. There are always areas of vast silence in any culture, and part of an artist’s job is to go into those areas and come back from the silence with something to say. It’s one reason why we read poetry, because poets can give us the words we need. When we read good poetry, we often say, ‘Yeah, that’s it. That’s how I feel.’ "
— Ursula Le Guin
"I Sexually Identify As an Attack Helicopter" http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/fall_01_20/
This might be among the best stories I've read in a while. There are some seriously erudite bits buried in there. Just :chefkiss: delicious rebuttal to everything and a damn good story too.
I wrote a blog post about how I cputer, and where I am running in to limitations.
I'll update a few more times on this topic this month, and post some pictures. http://ajroach42.com/reaching-the-world-from-windows-3-1/
Writing a teen transgender urban fantasy. Ask me about it.
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