Re: Compliance!

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Really!? Dude!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 8:26 PM
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That was a great one.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 8:26 PM
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Still good. I'm telling you.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 8:27 PM
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Bummer sauce being: not on instant; you have to get the actual disc. (What is this, 1978?)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 8:29 PM
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Pacing, dude.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 8:33 PM
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I should really learn to not wait until the night before to write a talk. If only some alien ship would come take me on a joyride so I have an excuse not to finish it.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 8:33 PM
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6: Tell them you're Jewish.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 8:34 PM
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5: I actually posted this eight years ago. I have no idea why it's appearing only now. Who are you people? Why do you look so old?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 8:35 PM
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6: you have to keep giving different talks? What a ripoff.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 8:35 PM
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One clear problem with the plot is, he seems too eager to get home for a 12yo kid who perceives he's been away for only a few hours and has control of a light-speed-capable spaceship. Joyriding the universe in that whip for a few years is reasonable, if not obligatory.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 8:50 PM
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Yeah, I have to give a talk about my subfield's perspective on something people in another subfield are interested in, at the request of the person I was amused to learn is [redacted due to sanctity of off-blog communication]'s ex. In short, I agreed to summarize decades of work by hundreds of people in an hour and decided to wait to start putting it together until the night before. Because I'm a dumbass.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 8:58 PM
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at the request of the person I was amused to learn is [redacted due to sanctity of off-blog communication]'s ex.

SO. CURIOUS.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 9:05 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's not me. (Or mine.)


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 9:06 PM
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12: Dude, you were there when this was mentioned.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 9:06 PM
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It's probably Sifu's ex, actually. 12 was clever, but not enough!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 9:07 PM
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Ohhhhhhhh.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 9:07 PM
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Back to the original post, yes, Flight of the Navigator is still filled with childhood terror and wonder. It taps into so many fears and projections -- that your parents don't love you, what would it be like if you disappeared forever, what would it be like if you disappeared forever but came back and no one cared, etc. -- that it's the perfect film to fuck a kid up for life. I'm living proof.


Posted by: SEK | Link to this comment | 09-25-12 11:21 PM
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One clear problem with the plot is, he seems too eager to get home for a 12yo kid who perceives he's been away for only a few hours and has control of a light-speed-capable spaceship.

How long is he at home in 1988, as a displaced 1978 kid? I thought that drove his homesickness for 1978.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-26-12 5:44 AM
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18: I think he's in 1986 for three, maybe four, days. A couple days locked up at NASA and then maybe half a day tooling around on the ship. Plainly not enough tooling around on the ship, especially once he learns that he's going to be returned to exact moment he left in 1978 (or be vaporized by the time travel, but that's trivial; tool around!).


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-26-12 6:55 AM
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