Today’s bit of randomosity is brought to you by Edpool and a fond recollection of a cool movie.
Rest in peace, Bill. Say what you like about Hudson, when the time came he faced his fears and was ripped apart like a man. And I liked the Newt character, it’s very unfair to compare her to a self-centred and delusional populist child-adult politician. But the comparison wouldn’t leave me alone.
Also I think the xenomorphs are Socialists or Antifa or guillotine-bearing millennials in this allegory. That works.
I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends.
Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages?
I am Hatboy.
I have to admit, with just a teensy bit of shame, that every time I get a NY Times alert on my phone, I hope it is announcing that Newt was…killed by xenomorphs? You get me. So far not so good.
Hey, she got killed between … movies … when the … ship … she was in crashed into prison.
So there’s that.
So you’re saying she went to prison…. I’ll take it.