laurus_nobilis: (Fascinating!)
Mr. Spock, Space Wizard

As it says right there in the article: An exploration of how the concept of the wizard translates into science fiction television and films with your friend Mr. Spock from Star Trek.

But apart from being really interesting, it manages to articulate a great part of why I've always loved Star Trek and that I can never express in any other way than "THEY'RE GOOD PEOPLE AND NERDS AND A GOOD EXAMPLE AND AND ALJFLAFJALDSJFLASKJ ♥" So, I quote:

Spock, the Space Wizard has many abilities, including the ability to inspire. As a character existing in a dramatization of the future, Spock presents an ideal for scientific exploration, tolerance, and tenacity. He is attractive to diverse groups from NASA engineers to people of mixed-ethnicity. Fans of the show aspire to imitate his role as a scientist and Space Wizard. If Gene Roddenberry's vision holds an appeal as a future that new generations can attempt to create, it is an attainable Utopia for dreamers. Star Trek is a show about humanity, and Spock is a part of humanity. He reflects mankind's great potential, and endeavoring to be like Spock or any other Star Trek character is the search through science to be the best human possible. A fantasy wizard hordes knowledge from the past. A science-fiction Space Wizard inspires knowledge yet to be found in the future.

I love you, Star Trek. ♥
laurus_nobilis: (Don't mess with wizards)
Since I waited until the end of the book to make a post, I'll probably forget about tons of interesting things to say, so just remind me in the comments. :P On the plus side: this is going to be mostly coherent! Yay!

Cut for spoilers AND length )
laurus_nobilis: (Wizard logic)
I'm in the middle of chapter 34 of Proven Guilty and I have A LOT to say, but that's going to have to wait until I make a proper, coherent post later. Probably when I finish the whole book.

Right now, I'm just here for a non-spoilery quote:

"You’re enjoying this. You just love to dance around questions and spring surprises when you know something the rest of us don’t."

"It’s like heroin for wizards."

alkfjlajfaljfladskfjkla I love these books
laurus_nobilis: (Wizards and their ego)
→ I'm up to chapter 14 of Blood Rites and, while I'd love to make a deep, long post about it, mostly I'm just going "what WHAT WHAT" like the Doctor. In a good way. But still, not exactly coherent. :P

→ I completely forgot to watch the last two episodes of Merlin. Ooops?

→ Now that I've finished rereading Deathly Hallows and more or less put my ideas in order, expect a Why I Love Albus Dumbledore post sometime this week.

→ ... sooo I don't know if you can tell from this post but I KIND OF LIKE WIZARDS LOL. |D
laurus_nobilis: (Archimedes)
... and I'm saying that mostly just to give you people an idea of where I'm up to. Because I would like to make a proper post, but SO MANY THINGS HAPPENNED OMG. I feel like Mark. SHIT JUST GOT REALER!

Also, apparently the reason why I haven't been able to see any Tinypic images in a month or so is that they aren't providing their service to Argentina anymore. :| Which... oooookay. I mean, I can sort of get not letting people from here upload pictures (apparently the reason was that they didn't sell enough premium memberships here? or something?), but... we can't see anything anyone uploads? What the hell, Tinypic?

I mean, yes, we can use proxies but still.
laurus_nobilis: (Don't mess with wizards)
Up to chapter 18 )

And a meme that's fun to repeat once in a while: Ask me for my fan-related Top Five anything. Like, any fan-type thing I'm familiar with. Favorite moments, fics, characters, whatever. And I'll probably answer incoherently! It'll be awesome!
laurus_nobilis: (Winry)
But first: Death Masks up to chapter 8.

Spoilers, of course )

Now, yes, meme.

Day 14: Character you wouldn’t mind being roommates with

The question is, would she mind being roommates with *me*? )


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