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The struggle in terms of the strange

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L.I. Underhill is a media critic and historian specializing in pop culture, with a focus on science fiction (especially Star Trek) and video games. Their projects include a critical history of Star Trek told through the narrative of a war in time, a “heretical” history of The Legend of Zelda series and a literary postmodern reading of Jim Davis' Garfield.

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  1. Austin Baker
    November 16, 2016 @ 10:21 am

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  2. Kit Power
    November 16, 2016 @ 10:41 am

    Utterly brilliant. Thank you.

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    • Josh Marsfelder
      November 16, 2016 @ 10:59 pm

      It is this one’s pleasure.

      Our only thought is to entertain you.

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  3. David Faggiani
    November 16, 2016 @ 1:57 pm

    I’m loving these essays. I’m sorry my grandfather passed away a few years ago, he was a big Garfield fan, he would have loved these too.

    Amazing comment from ‘Austin Baker’ above. Maybe you should look into it.

    Hey Josh, I’ve been rewatching huge swathes of ST:DS9 on Netflix with my partner, and, partly because I know you’re going to largely hate it… can’t wait for you to get back into it! 🙂 Just so you know there’s an eager audience!

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    • Josh Marsfelder
      November 16, 2016 @ 10:52 pm

      As someone who has experienced similar loss, you have my condolences and, I hope you can believe, a kind of empathy.

      Next week will probably be back to Deep Space Nine again for a time, if things continue according to schedule.

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  4. Austin Loomis
    November 16, 2016 @ 2:30 pm

    In our Eurocentric notions of “linear time”, we are forever obsessed with returning to or forgetting the past

    We exist here. (I swear to the Prophets I drew that parallel before reading down to David’s comment.)

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    • Josh Marsfelder
      November 16, 2016 @ 10:55 pm

      Naturally you did.

      Our meta-consciousnesses have got our back.

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  5. John G. Wood
    November 16, 2016 @ 7:57 pm

    Great stuff.

    By complete coincidence, about an hour before reading this I was listening to a Big Finish story in which Paul McGann’s Doctor discusses the end of the universe and comments that the universe ends in many different ways, adding something like “indeed, every second the universe is ending for some poor soul”.

    I was also reminded of an analogy wherein a person’s life is regarded as a strip of film. When the light of the projector falls on a particular frame, they become conscious of that moment in time, with memory of prior frames and anticipation of subsequent ones. But if the order of the frames is randomised it makes absolutely no difference to the person, because that memory and anticipation is actually an aspect of the current frame rather than actually connected to the reality of other frames. The same could be true of Garfield’s and Jon’s lives in comic strip frames, though as outside viewers we are not subject to the effect. Accessing a random strip from the archive does not automatically give us any knowledge – however flawed – of surrounding strips.

    Just a thought.

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    • Josh Marsfelder
      November 16, 2016 @ 10:56 pm

      I like this reading. It fits.

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