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That's the word for the year, and I've done all right so far.

Saturday, Steve and I went to the National Guard gym. Saturday morning is a good time to insure you have the gym to yourself, and don't have to work around the homoerotic posing of various dudebros. Seriously guys, take that to a private gym.

After showers, we went to get lunch, then over to our local fabric store to find material to make a skirt. YouTube has some helpful videos on sewing simple ones. I came away with the elastic I'll use, but I think starting out using a flat bedsheet from a thrift store would be a better beginning because that'll be cheap.

I had put a mother-of-pearl crescent moon on my traveler's notebook as a charm, but it broke. I wanted a Tree of Life theme, and found a small tree pendant at Michael's, so that's on my notebook now.

Today I did some more work on my Brothers Hematic Space Marines, and thought some more about their backstory and how to tell it. Black Library has an open submission for freelancers, and I know someone who got a contract that way, so maybe....

Finally, Steve and I decided to start watching the original Star Trek from the beginning. There are episodes I have not seen in decades. Someone on Tumblr wrote that James Kirk is NOT a womanizer, that he just falls in love very, very easily, and that he is actually more feminist than a lot of male main characters now. This has already started in "Charlie X" where he spends a lot of time trying to tell a 17 year old who was raised by bodiless aliens about consensual and non-consensual touching.


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Jan. 25th, 2016 06:21 am (UTC)
Been watching Star Trek, too. It's held up surprisingly well. (Then again I'm a Doctor Who fan, so I don't mind wobbly sets and bubble wrap aliens.)
Jan. 25th, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
I took the kids through a selection of Classic Trek. Many of them held up better than I expected. Kirk exercised command. I have to wonder if "Charlie X" is an intentional rebuttal to Stranger In a Strange Land.
Jan. 26th, 2016 01:01 am (UTC)

Classic Trek - some of it's held up well and some fo it not so well. The first season does pretty good, the second season is fairly solid, and the third season has some of the worst and some good as well.

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