30 May 2007

Going Japanese, I think I'm going Japanese, I really think so

It's possible that there may exist just a tiny bit of sci(hypen)fi out there that I like. But don't tell my husband. (By the way, as a protest to my dying keyboard, I'm spelling the missing keys in parenthesis. Or dropping them completely. I realize this makes the protest nonsensical because my keyboard feels nothing and readers suffer, but I have to register my complaint in some form or fashion.)
Back to sci(hyphen)fi. My husband loves it. He likes Star Trek in all its carnations, Battlestar Gallactica (although I don't think he watches this one as much anymore), the one with McGuiver (now saving the world through hypertechnology rather than gum). And I've found that (oy, can I say it?), sometimes I might possibly tolerate Star Trek: Enterprise. Not the others at all, mind you. But Enterprise. Interesting plots, and I like the characters. I first got into scifi through a show called Eureka on the SciFi channel. I like it because the characters are quirky, and you've got a non(hyphen)genius as the sheriff who is just as confused as I am throughout the show. (By the way, new episodes coming in July.)
A couple of the Misfits are scifi/horror. Now horror would be too much because I suffer from nightmares as it is (last night's thanks to Ang (hypen) she'll know what I'm talking about). And I like what these Misfits write. And I remember liking Brave New World and the like in high school.
Here's what I'm discovering: scifi's are stories. Many components use futuristic or such aspects, but they're still stories. I don't like them if they completely depend on hightech future stuff. But stories are stories, and I always love stories. Heck, one of the novels I want to write someday may even be construed as scifi.
Luke, I am your father. But don't tell anyone.

9 comments:

Peter said...

May the schwartze be with you. I'm a big Sci-fi fan (sci-fantasy actually). About the keyboard, unless you've got an Apple, you can fix it by getting a new one for under 20 bucks.

willowtree said...

Hey Heather, that last comment was me, I'm not sure how that happened!

Erin said...

Thanks, now that song is in my head.

I watched Star Wars, Episode I last night... and my husband wasn't even HOME!!!

Pamela said...

(star gate... and mcgyver isn't on it anymore. TSK!) I enjoy most sci-fi except the horror genre.... like Alien, etc. Will not watch those.

Haven't found much on Sci-Fi channel when I 'm able to watch TV

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Now I'm going to be singing that hyper song all day long. . . .!

Heather said...

Your welcome, guys, re: the song ;)
And, yeah, I think I always liked fantasy: Madeliene L'Engle, Narnia series, Lord of the Rings, that sort of thing. And, of course, I grew up on Star Wars (although I'm thoroughly disappointed in all the newer ones), so maybe I shouldn't be as surprised as I am.
Thanks for the advice, Peter. Hopefully that will work, or I may go crazy.

Mirtika said...

Skip the hypen and use SF. Or, if you're feeling elitist, the derogatory "skiffy." :)

Mir

Michelle Pendergrass said...

The plan is working.

Bwhahahahahahaha.....

Heather said...

Mir, SF would be easier, admittedly, but then I wouldn't have been able to complain about my hyphen (or lack thereof).
Yes, Mich, I do think it's all a conspiracy.