CONSTANTLY WORRIED I AM NOT MAKING ENOUGH THINGS TO VALIDATE MY EXISTENCE
Haha no worries I’ve gotten this question a lot and almost no one I’ve told in real life has gotten it without me telling them (although that might be because I’m too busy laughing at my own joke to talk coherently)
Anyway “You know whose army” sounds like “You-Know-Who’s army”
aka Voldy’s army, which is whose army it is, which Neville knows
destroy this new idea that a woman can’t be strong if she cries over a man she’s lost. destroy the idea that you have to be cold and emotionally detached in order to be a strong woman
writing tip: if in doubt add more dragons. if not in doubt add more dragons. dragons dragons dragons. “but it wouldn’t work out” I hear you say YOU ARE WRONG AND NEED THREE MORE DRAGONS “but it’s a romantic drama” you tell me well tough cookies friend you’re gonna need like eight more dragons. nine more. like maybe twelve. ＤＲＡＧＯＮＳ
my favorite college experience is when i had a 7am class and the kid next to me literally poured a monster energy drink into his coffee said “i’m going to die” and drank the whole thing
I am about as impressed with this episode as Rumplestiltskin looks in this photo, which is to say, not very.
The plot is basically thus:
1. Odo is cranky. Bashir is disappointed Dax still doesn’t want to go out with him, even though he’s flirting with anything else that moves, and Dax considering you a “wonderful friend” is actually a huge f*cking compliment.
2. Crew members’ dreams come to life. That means Rumplestiltskin appears after O’Brien reads Molly a bedtime story, Sisko’s favourite baseball player Buck Bokai turns up, and Bashir wakes up next to his dream sex-kitten version of Dax. Betcha can guess which part I had the biggest issue with.
3. Spatial anomaly threatens to destroy the station. No one connects that to the presence of the dream people/figments.
4. Sisko realizes the anomaly is also a dream and everyone just needs to stop believing it.
5. Figments are actually aliens trying to learn more about human imagination. Buck Bokai alien gives Sisko a baseball and refuses to give us any other information (This does not satisfy me!). The end.
Before I get into the fantasy Dax discussion, I’ll highlight a couple other things that bug me about this episode.
- I find it really disappointing that we get to see Quark’s fantasy girls AND Bashir’s fantasy girl but we never get to see anything from Dax’s or Kira’s imagination. Basically we get a peek into the minds of five men (Sisko, Bashir, O’Brien, Quark, and a tiny bit of Odo) and for two of them that means imagining submissive women ready to please them.
The thing about Dax2 sex-kitten thing was extra weird and uncomfortable when you consider that Dax is a really sexy fun-time-loving kind of woman. She is so open about relationships and her sexuality she makes Worf uncomfortable (and Klingons are not exactly prudes). She sometimes dates a guy whose brain shows through his skull! She gambles with Ferengis! She is not a cold fish at all on any level! So what Bashir seems to have a problem with is that she is in control of her own sexuality and that she is confident in her own skin. And that implication starts slinking to some really uncomfortable areas with a submissive Dax-figment.