Make Me Understand

“No one understands.”

I hate that sentence. It calls up the last three brain cells I have left from high school, when I said those words constantly. When I hear it, I remember how much time I spent hating others for ignoring me just because I wasn’t talking to them. That’s the problem. If no one understands, you’re not being very clear. You’re probably not even being a little clear. You might even get off on being cryptic, because you think it’s the same thing as “deep,” whatever you think that means. I only say these things because I’ve been these things.

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Growing Old, Not Up – Torchwood Season 4

It’s incredible watching TV shows change completely over their runs.  Sometimes it’s a simple matter of doing things better.  Star Trek: The Next Generation started out with terrible rubber-suit aliens, clumsy characters, and some truly godawful plots.

Picard is quaintly confused by the sudden presence of black people.  Er, Ligonians.

Picard is quaintly confused by the sudden presence of black people. Er, Ligonians.

But then, somewhere between seasons 2 and 4, magic happened.  They got some new writers, nudged the characters into their grooves, and let Riker become the manliest man in space.

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