I’m a Wars fan. End of discussion.
However, George Takei’s clip asking Wars and Trek fans to come together combined with Shatner’s surprising kindness has softened my heart a little.
(Once, I worked at an event that Shatner was hosting. He complimented my face painting skills, sat next to me and called me a real artist. I almost spilled paint all over the child I was working on.)
Anyways, Takei is the man and his Youtube video addressing the need for Wars and Trek star fans to join cracks me up.
“Does my boyfriend like me?”
Oh George, all boyfriends like you. My boyfriend likes you. And if he ever ran away with you, I’d be jealous for all the wrong reasons. Lucky ass bitch.
But wait there’s more. Takei’s video on the need to box out and/or inspire Twi-hards to greater things touches on another pressing issue.
Fun story. The other day at my Real Life job, I got a pissed off voicemail from an enraged reader. The reader, we’ll call her K, because that is the first letter of her first name, proceeded to berate me for my “horribly judgmental and uninformed” review of the new Twilight movie.
According to K, I am a “horrible person who does not understand Twilight, hates abstinence and is mean to people who are anti-abortion, oh wait, I mean PRO-LIFE. Because it’s PRO-LIFE, not anti-abortion, get your facts straight you don’t even know you’re awful and nobody should read your paper you’re a bad and insensitive person and you can’t even understand what it’s like, you know, for people who, like, want to wait until they’re married to have sex and they make that choice and . . .” blah blah blah blah.
I didn’t write that review. Because you couldn’t pay me to go see Twilight. I know plenty of people who love the movies. Personally, not me. I don’t like Bella, she never closes her mouth and has some serious self esteem issues.
I find her relationship with Edward creepy and possessive. I don’t think she sends a good message for young women. There’s more beauty in the world than your sparkle boyfriend. I could go on.
But mainly I didn’t write that article. It was an Associated Press article. The name on the top wasn’t even close to my name.
I do theater reviews, politics, city issues, education, features, history, crime and infrastructure.
But I don’t do movie reviews.
But I do check caller ID at work. And I do write down the numbers to angry voicemail messages I receive. And then I call them back to leave the Don Draper of all messages on their cell phone while they’re probably struggling through gym class or something.