I was looking for the clip where Worf says, "I am Worf, son of Mogh. I have come to challenge the lies that have been spoken of my father" but couldn't find it. Probably taken down for copyright because it's one of the most famous quotes in all of Star Trek.
I used to watch Star Trek: The Next Generation from its debut in 1987 up until...probably...I was maybe 15 when I stopped. So that would be 1992 or 1993. The show ended in 1994 so I didn't have much further to go.
I was really into it. I bought books, I bought a logo badge thing, I tried to learn Klingon.
But then I stopped watching when I was 14 or 15 and never watched another episode. Same with Deep Space Nine. I stopped when I was 14 or 15. I watched part of an episode of Enterprise and found it unwatchable. I also never watched any of the original series past the age of 14 or 15.
It's just like one day, somebody flipped a light switch. "This shit is for nerds." And I stopped watching.
I didn't stop because of any social pressure or a desire to be hip. I just suddenly lost interest in Star Trek. This is also around the time that I lost interest in comic books. Probably a similar thing.
It's just a part of becoming a normal, healthy adult. Stuff that you enjoyed as a child, you no longer enjoy as an adult.
It seems that some people never experience this. There are plenty of adult Star Trek fans, of course. But they're universally stereoptyped as being nerds. And watch any Youtube video of Star Trek conventions and you'll see that the stereotype is true. These are extremely socially-awkward people.
It's interesting, though. One day you're really into something, the next day, you never want anything to do with it again. I don't have any contempt for Star Trek, I remember it being reasonably well-written and intelligent, but I could not bring myself to watch another episode of that stuff. I have absolutely zero interest in it.
I'll tell you what else brought back memories of childhood, today I had a slight stomach cramp. I couldn't tell you the last time I experienced this but it happened semi-regularly as a kid. I don't know if it was the shit that my mother was feeding me or the lack of food.
But yeah, it's been years since I've experienced this. It was just a brief stomach pain but it reminds one of one's fortunes. Sure, I have problems but at least stomach pain isn't among them.
I think the cause of this recent bout was that I recently bought some cereal for the first time in years. It's called Country something. I don't knwo what it is. "Bits of cereal" it says on the package. Something like that. And dehydrated bits of strawberry.
It must be that which caused this. Also, my flatulence has a weird, although not unpleasant smell now. It's actually an improvement.
It could be the milk. It's been years since I drank milk. I had a bit left over in the little bottle, not enough for another bowl of cereal, so I drank that whole. Man. Has milk always tasted this bad? I don't think it was off. It just tasted unpleasant.
Actually, now that I think of it, I do drink milk every few months or so, but always flavoured.
Where was I going with this? It's 12.48 am. No work tomorrow. Sweet. Did I work at all last week? I think one day. I have one day next week too. It's no problem. Think about that. Working one day a week isn't a problem. I don't give a shit how often I work. I prefer not working. And I still make enough money to pay for shit.
Lately, I've been going to bed at 10.00 pm, getting up at 6.00 am, and sometimes taking a nap for an hour or two at around 2.00 or so. Man, I can't wait to retire.
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