buffy meme → (4/7) quotes → Rupert Giles, Lessons
“In the end, we all are who we are - no matter how much we may have appeared to have changed...”
What if TOS had 900% more central female characters?
(Since I don’t want to stretch your dashboards any more than I have already, I’ve written some thoughts about the characters and the process that went into making the graphics under the cut.)
Jim: As soon as you’re settled I’ll arrange a tour of the ship. Mister Spock will conduct you.
Sarek: I’d prefer another guide, Captain.
I promise I ship space husbands for all kinds of directly positive reasons that are related to directly high-quality episodes, but I also have a real soft spot for “Whom Gods Destroy” because I don’t know why but I swear, the boys are pissed at each other for some unstated, minor reason throughout this entire episode. It never gets resolved—this is the last shot of the episode—and we just kind of leave them in this snit, beaming up. I don’t know, it’s just heartening that they have spats. And also that those spats don’t complicate or ruin their more important interactions. Okay I guess I’ll save you, you assface. Okay I guess I can tell the difference between you and a perfect clone based on your moral code, you illogical clown. Okay I guess let’s go back to the ship and keep on being the best command team in Starfleet, you stupid jerk.
i have a cool history fact for you!!
so in ww2 the brits broke the german enigma code, right? which meant we could decode everything they were sending to each other and they had no idea that we knew what they knew.
so basically, cool story, every time the germans sent a spy over to britain we were there waiting for them, and we managed to turn their spies into double agents who fed the germans little bits of information mixed in with a whole lot of lies. so there are the germans being really pleased with themselves thinking they had a whole network of spies in england. they actually didn’t have any. they were all spies for us. in fact some of them were completely made up spies working for the german spies who were actually our spies.
one of these spies wasn’t even in england; he was in spain making up facts about england from what he’d read in the library. he was literally sitting in the library reading history books on what england’s defenses used to be like and sending all of this super out of date intelligence to germany. who thought he was awesome. he was their number one best spy. awkward.
and then (best thing), mi5 started running out of money. like all these fake spies were expensive and they couldn’t afford to pay the fake spies or the real spies or anyone so what they did was trick the germans into funding their own fake spies. so the germans thought they were paying their spies. only they didn’t have any spies. so they were actually funding mi5. germany was literally funding the spies who were spying on germany.
so the moral of the story is always trick your enemies beause it’ll make shit 100% funnier.