I Like Giving People Space: Next Generation
I spent three hours in the holodeck today.
I enjoyed myself profoundly, but now I’m mostly ashamed.
I wouldn’t know the difference between the holodeck and an actual place if I were to wake up there.
Life on Star ship Enterprise kind of sucks.
I thought living and working in Kirkland, WA was pretty bad but The Enterprise is worse I think, in a different/more confusing way.
I want to like it because the people are all nice.
Really they are, they are all really great, nice nice nice people.
I don’t find them to be interesting really at all.
I feel ashamed most of the time I’m on the ship I think.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the other high ranking officers are pretty interesting, but I feel like I would bother them if I tried hanging out with them.
I sent Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge an email last week and he hasn’t emailed me back yet.
I just sent him another email.
I’m ashamed of myself for it.
I feel like I admire them more than I should sometimes.
Like their roles in the ship are so crucial and I hear so much about them from the media and from following them on tumblr and twitter and reading their status updates on facebook that I feel like I might have developed a false concept of how interesting they are in reality.
I feel like if I hung out with them for a week or so I would realize that I’m putting on an act around them.
I would start, ‘living a lie’.
I would probably hang out with them exclusively for a while and not as often with my current close friends.
I would be giving up quality time with my friends to hang out with “famous” people.
My famous friends wouldn’t like the real me very much, but they would like the fake me that I introduced myself as.
I would every once in a while say a joke that my real friends would understand and think was funny, and my famous friends wouldn’t respond.
Derek would come and hang out with us one day and I would introduce him to my famous friends and they would greet him warmly thinking that he would be like the fake me, but really he would just be like the real him that I love so much and they wouldn’t respond to it and I wouldn’t hang out with him as much and he would observe the fake me pretending to have fun with my fake famous friends.
I feel ashamed.
Data just tweeted that Q gave him the ability him the ability to laugh briefly, as thanks for helping him out for the recent period of time that he was mortal.
I ‘liked’ it on facebook and retweeted/reblogged it.
Q retweeted it.
I think I’ll go to the holodeck some more later.
I’m bored of the holodeck.
I’m always so bored on this ship.
Derek and I need to get jobs doing field research on newly discovered planets or something.
That could be good.
I might turn my life around.
I think I’m going to turn my life around.
Could be good.