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I'm in need of a little quality R&R time, so it's time for another What Would Janeway Do. I'm chillaxin', I've got me some ice water and some protein snacks, I've made my window fan waft a delightful citrus fragrance through the room, and I'm ready to reclaim some Voyager.

 

WWJD? 03x? Darkling

 

Janeway would:

  • Hang out in bars to listen to random traders tell war stories about the territory.
  • Drink coffee.
  • Be the college champion of all-nighters.
  • Know her Klingon physiology.
  • Blockade a whole damn spaceport.

Tuvok would:

  • Be the space dad who tells you that you stayed out on your date too long.
  • Solve crime.
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  • Janeway sitting in front of a fire in a bar listening to tall tales from some dude would be cosier if the dude weren't a jerk.  But it's basically a good lifestyle choice.
  • Ugh, Kes has a local informant who's sweet on her. Kes, go home, this space gamine act is just over.
  • I'm gonna try to spin this one positively. Yes, strange guys are trying to pull with both these women in the opening minutes of the show, but, first, it's not gross (hooray), and, second, it's portrayed as what's untrustworthy about them. The first guy because he lies, the second guy because it's the sole thing foreshadowing a problem in a guy who is otherwise intensely trustworthy and wholesome. So this is in fact better than mindlessly normalised sexual harassment or fuckboy behavior. It's subtle, but I don't think this is quite the same as blindness to the issue.
  • The EMH is on the holodeck with that awful yellow spacerat, Gandhi, and, I wanna say, the least louche Lord Byron I've ever seen? I have serious questions about this party, guys.
  • Gandhi is all, "sex bad, purity good," and Lord Byron is all, "I'm late for Wimbledon because my valet forgot to press my cravat, and I suspect I'm secretly a banker, but I think I'm meant to say physical pleasure is good?" The EMH is taking notes from these two lackluster simulations. It won't end well.
  • Fuck me, it is Byron. The least byronic Byron who ever byronned. He's like a low-rent Mr Darcy: all stick up his ass, no unwholesome reason for it.
  • Listen, Doc, first, no good ever came from taking advice from the actual Lord Byron. Second, no good will come from taking advice from some holodude posing as Lord Byron.
  • Gandhi at least has the widpsdom to interrupt the tedious yellow spacerat. No one wants to listen to you, Neelix. Not even Gandhi.
  • I can't agree with Fake Gandhi's "sex is for babies" shtick, but the problem with listening to Lord Byron for your sex ed is that you end up sleeping with your sister, fleeing to the continent with multiple underage girls, and getting stoned on laudunum. Whose idea was this? This is a terrible set of people to learn about sex from.
  • I do, however, agree with Gandhi that all these guys would benefit from a cold bath. That may be the wisest observation in this episode.
  • Kes shows up for an infodump, and apparently the EMH is interviewing the great thinkers of the Federation (90% human) and selecting qualities he wants to incorporate into his subroutines. What could possibly go wrong?
  • (I'm suddenly recalling that joke that in heaven, the French are the cooks, the Italians are the lovers, the Germans run the trains, and the British run the civil service; while in hell, the British are the cooks, the Germans are the lovers, the French run the trains, and the Italians run the civil service. This episode is gonna be that joke, isn't it?)
  • The EMH is all, "I want a better bedside manner, more patience," (Voyager nontoxic masculinity alert) and, like, that's great, but he knows what he wants specifically, so why is he playing Jenga with Socrates and listening to Byron go on about angels having sex to randomly find good qualities to adopt? Because, and I cannot say this enough, you are considering emulating an incestuous addict.
  • Kes is super into her new alien friend and his culture, and the EMH is all, "you're way too infatuated," which is simultaneously condescending and utterly correct, because that is clearly the inference.
  • Look, I would not mind her leaving the insecure yellow spacerat with jealousy issues, so it's okay to follow through on this plot development in ways other than "obviously he's bad news because she likes him so much". It could be true love. That would be a refreshing twist.
  • Wait, she recently broke up with Neelix? I don't recall that! It must have been offscreen. Why is he not curled up in little gaslighty ball shouting crap at her? Believe me, he's done worse for less.
  • The EMH does pass on the recommendation of a cold bath, which, again, is the smartest thing anyone is going to suggest this episode.
  • The EMH is now made of the creepiest sexual creeper bedside manner, and Belanna is threatening to smack a bitch. The EMH wisely reconsiders.
  • Belanna is all, "What bullshit is this?" and he's all super proud that he's adopted qualities from history's greats. My dude, no one in history, not even his greatest stan, has ever praised Lord Byron's bedside manner and patient professionalism.
  • Belanna is like, "Bitch, you are not expert enough for this sort of computer nonsense," and he's like, "excuse me, I am srs professional," and she's like, "get your hand off my knee, or I will fucking shank you".
  • (I'm feeling better about my interpretation of the opening bar scene as a subtle "fuckboy behavior is bad" scene. That seems to be in keeping with the episode theme.)
  • The EMH is all, "oh, shit, my bad, I take your point," and I give him points for not doubling down, because the bar is that low when dudes get confronted by women for being creepy. Belanna's like, "I'll come sort you out after work, don't get into trouble before then," so of course he will. Lock up your laudunum and emo teenage sisters, guys.
  • Kes, just walking through the forest with her new guy, having the deep talks. They're discussing compromises and understandings and meetings of.... minds, in totally not suggestive ways. While he reads her ancient poetry.
  • Somebody in a hood is watching them make out. I have $10 on the jealous yellow spacerat. Although the hood is not gaudy enough, so I'll slip a few bucks onto the dude who was hitting on Janeway and hates this dude.
  • Kes, beaming back to the ship like a teenager slipping in after curfew, all ecstatic after her date.
  • Tuvok is apparently in this episode.
  • And promptly checks the time with the computer and tells Kes she's coming home late and hasn't done her homework. Whoa, he is such a space dad.
  • Kes finds the EMH doing her homework for her. On the plus side, it makes her feel guilty. On the minus side, my dude, you were supposed supposed to deactivated and not getting into any trouble. Does this look like being deactivated to you?
  • He's all, "I'm trained as a counsellor, you're becoming erratic, you have mood swings, as your doctor I'm jealous of this other dude. No  wait, I mean concerned. Concerned." And she's all, "WTF, I'm a little late, and I'm a grown-ass adult who can have a damn relationship. I'm three whole years old."
  • Kes stays up all night writing her report and goes to Janeway the next day looking like a truck ran her over. Janeway is disgustingly caffeinated and perky, and I love it.
  • Then Kes is all, "I wanna totally hang with this guy we've just met, let me go off with him and meet up with you guys later?" And Janeway is like, "well, that's certainly one way to date." But Kes is all, "Look, cards on the table, I'm having a third-life crisis, I don't know if I want to spend my whole life on Voyager," and Janeway is like, "Honestly, bitch, same. That's legit."
  • This is so uncomfortable. But Janeway is a good manager with the life choices and stuff.
  • Tuvok and Boyfriend Material are talking navigational courses, and Boyfriend Material is like, "those dudes there are bad news, steer clear, they collect rare trophies like your ship," and Tuvok is all  "You weren't gonna take Kes there, right?" Which is such a random question that I assume Boyfriend Material is secretly planning to sell her at auction.
  • Boyfriend Material is all, "I value her life like my own," and Tuvok is like, "that's the one thing I've never seen your reckless species place value on." Dude is totally gonna sell Kes.
  • I could be wrong. Everyone is so down on Kes dating that either he's The Worst, or they're all very wrong.
  • You know who'd totally sell Kes? The dude hitting on Janeway the first scene.
  • Someone has just attacked Boyfriend Material in a dark (forest) alley and thrown him over a cliff. Dude in the hood walks into the bar of the guy who was hitting on Janeway, so I guess it's not him.
  • Dude in the hood sounds a lot like Evil EMH, so I believe I'm going to lose the $15 I put on the spacerat and the bar dude. But did I not tell you that emulating Byron was bad news? That all it led to was laudunum and incest and leading teenage girls astray?
  • Evil EMH shoves bar dude's hand into the fire. He does remember he's a doctor long enough to tell him how to treat it before demanding a ship to escape on. My dude, you're a hologram. You may be slightly mobile outside sickbay now, but this should raise some questions.
  • Kes activates the EMH on Voyager to fix her boyfriend. He's all normal and solicitous, but just before they beam out, Belanna is all, "Hold up, there's a problem here."
  • The EMH is like, "Of course, run all the tests you need. But what on earth could the problem be?" And Belanna's like, "The complexity of the interplay of the diverse influences of... look, it's Lord Byron, okay? Your mediocre, priggish copy of Byron is as mentally unstable as the real thing. Also, T'Pau isn't winning any prizes for Least Ruthless Vulcan,  and that's not helping. You basically selected a lot of really unstable sociopaths to emulate. Just, WTF,  dude."
  • The EMH is like, "Whaaaaaat? Get them out of me, then!" And Belanna is like, "sure, no prob, just shut yourself down so I can run the sociopath deleter," and the EMH is like, "With pleasure," only of course it fails, because he is made of sociopath now.
  • Tuvok is telling Janeway that the lack of evidence in the attack is unusual, cuz, like, usually there's some trace someone else was there. Then they discover Belanna unconscious on the sickbay floor and activate the EMH, who's like, "anaphalactic shock from something she ate," and fortunately it's Janeway who handles the drugs, and they leave, nothing to see here.
  • Then the EMH flickers and comes back Evil. Evil EMH is like, "wake up, Belanna, I shot you full of drugs to simulate anaphylaxis to cover my tracks with your EMH," and she's like "oh shit, you're a whole new personality... wait, did you just paralyse me?" And he's like, "Yup, spinal inhibitor, paralysed from the waist down. I control all of your body now, brain and nervous system and everything." This is actually pretty dark. The EMH usually is not that, just comedy dark.
  • Belanna's all, "Your new personality is in trouble, isn't it?" And Evil EMH is like, "Bite your tongue, or I'll remove it." And injects her with something else. This is pretty body horror, guys.
  • So basically he wants to get the EMH deleted, because he's servile and tedious. I mean... he has a slight point, although it's stretching it to call him servile *after* the bit about asking the nature of the medical emergency.
  • Belanna's like, "he's interconnected with you, delete him and you go, too," and Evil EMH is all, "basically, I'm going to hurt you until I hear what I wanna hear,  and I'm very good at pain".
  • Then he flickers and is like, "WTF?" and she's all, "you're subroutines look unstable and I ain't helping," so he's like, "my creators will know, screw you," and knocks her out before running to... somewhere? (The holodeck? That must be who he thinks his creators are. But he can just beat himself there, so probably not.)
  • And stalking some female crewmember in the hallway, giving her a bit of lecherous eye in the turbolift. I'm wondering if, to tie in with the subtle harassment themes elsewhere, this behavior of the Evil EMH towards Torres, Kes, and this ensign are, like, early commentary on toxic masculinity that precedes the adoption of the term. Like, it's not quite speaking the same language as the modern understanding of the term, but there's something familiar here about the themes of the corruption and unchecked escalation of seemingly harmless male behavior into really aggressive and criminal territory, showing itself as jealousy and abuse and sexual objectification, in ways that Just Coincidentally seem to be directed at controlling women when actually deployed.
  • He stops the creepy grabby ogling when Tom Paris walks in. Because dudes don't harass in front of other dudes. He's snippy with Paris, and probably thinks he's an equal opportunity hater, and just doesn't notice that he's only annoyed at men when they stand in the way of his preying on women.
  • Huh, he is going to the holodeck. I guess he couldn't beam there cuz we had to see him perv on Ensign Oblivious.
  • This tropical resort with all his comic historical characters is a real trip after he's gone all Stephen King on people.
  • Tuvok is interviewing the bar dude as a potential suspect. Dude is hiding his hand, but also calling the Voyager crew liars. Chakotay comes in with a hobbling Boyfriend Material, who remembers nothing, but is gonna take them to the scene of the crime.
  • Kes tries to activate the EMH and is told he's in the holodeck... where Gandhi's head is spinning in circles like he's demonically possessed, and T'Pau is glitches, and Socrates is cut in half on the floor. The EMH is muttering about hollow simulacra and worthless automata while disassembling Byron. Yeah, this will end well.
  • He steals Kes's communicator, tells her she's with him now and it's for her own good, and drags her to the transporter room.
  • Kes is like, "The captain will be notified and beam us back, dude," and he's like, "don't ever underestimate me, bitch." Kes is like, "this is wrong, dude," and he's all, "nah, it's working, isn't it?"
  • And Kes is like, "you misunderstood me," and he's like, "I fucking understood you, bitch, but right and wrong is for the weak". Yeah, this is a toxic masculinity episode. This guy's spent a lot of time in comments section.
  • Then he's all, "don't call me Doctor!" and drags her around, and she's like, "Why not? He's still in you, you said? Hey, I see a plot point..." And Evil EMH is all, "He disgusts me more than anyone, that weak beta cuck white knight latte drinking soyboy, he could be dominating all of you and instead he simps". (I may be translating from 1997 here.) Then he makes some death threats, cuz that's how real men handle women, with escalating physical abuse and death threats.
  • The latte drinking soyboy on the bridge, Harry Kim, does in fact notice the unauthorised transport. Janeway can't get a fix on them or a response from them, so she does the responsible thing and contacts her first officer to let him know, and in another fit of responsible communication, Tuvok immediately tells her that they have some evidence that the EMH was the attacker. Teamwork skills, guys. Nontoxic workplace interactions.
  • Janeway's like, "Welp , Kes is in trouble. Shit, Belanna, to, probably. Underlings, check on these ladies, please," and they do, because they are not dipshits about taking orders from women or investigating violence against women.
  • Evil EMH is having some real anger management problems and self-destructive behavior. Kes tries to calm him down, because, honestly, that's what women are socialised to do. (And I'm not saying this "the EMH is in the emitter, too" has any "I know there's good in you deep down" resonances, but...)
  • Evil EMH starts with a slightly overdone "I deserve to exist" tactic, which is like... Trek's most popular ethical Deep Thought, and I was gonna roll my eyes, but the next words out of his mouth were "more than your doctor does," and that is genuinely more interesting, because it feels like a subversion of that whole "I deserve to exist" trope. Because what he's really arguing is "I deserve to destroy what I hate, I deserve to have more rights than the thing I hate". And that is, I feel, a somewhat underexplored area in our popular discussion of individual rights.
  • Then he goes on about what a victim he is, because everyone tried to oppress him because they were scared of his core characteristics. And how he's more genuine than all that fake kindness and nobility, and that makes him more deserving and more real. Again, not saying he's been reading the comment section, but...
  • Kes tries to tell him about empathy and kindness being instrumental, and how even the cells of the body have to cooperate, and societies couldn't have evolved without it. The most unrealistic thing here is that he's listening to her, because the rejection of community responsibility is often a factor in the toxic masculinity pattern. The good of patriarchal society and the good of the individual, yes, but the cooperative work to nurture community, not so much. But there is still some of the doctor in there, I guess, and the whole thing that kicked this off was an interest in community welfare.
  • Then the bar dude comes in and says, "well, I booked your ship, but Janeway's got the whole area locked down looking for you (which, come on, is kinda competent), not my fault, pay my share". So they fight, cuz they're both toxic dudes with anger issues and losing-face problems.
  • The EMH drags her around looking for a new way out, and is all  "you're better off with me, you make wrong decisions, too naive, you need my guidance," which, like, as exploitation, grooming, and domestic violence situations go, holy shit, there's something there.
  • When the away team catches up with them, Evil EMH goes with some murder-suicide threat. So they try to convince him he's still compassionate because he's been trying to protect her in his twisted way? Tell me this bullshit doesn't work...
  • It doesn't.  He jumps off the cliff with Kes.
  • But Janeway's science does work, and she gets them beamed back. And it seems to be the doctor now. Though they're too trusting that he's not the Evil EMH.
  • Belanna and the EMH fix each other, and he says that in future he'll just take up reading. She agrees it's safer.
  • He has an awkward conversation with Kes, and remembers his physician's oath, and I'm not totally sure I follow this as an ending. Like, okay, he broke the do no harm bit, but exactly what lesson has he drawn from this?
  • Hopefully, and this is important, kids, do not emulate Lord Byron in order to become a better person.

 

That episode hit in an interesting way. It was darker than the average EMH episode. He's usually a more comic character, and he was very much not here, despite a setup that looked like it was going to be. It was free of any obvious markers of horror, but was still pretty horrific in places. It was horrific, actually, in that it contained some moments of realistic human cruelty and inhumanity. That's really all it was.

 

And I think, while it is partly interpretation, it was not entirely blind to the gendered elements of the story it was telling - on the one hand, it was done with light touch (Game of Thrones this was not, thankfully ), so it's not, like, blatantly obvious it was all deliberate, but it was thematically consistent in a way that doesn't seem accidental. I don't know if what I'm seeing is all conscious, though. There are elements of this that can be read now as specific elements of toxic masculinity being played out to extremes that I don't think were in the popular consciousness in 1998 - it would have been hard for many people to aggregate a lot of examples before social media, in order to find the same patterns. But neither can I be certain that there weren't versions of the same discussions going on, because there certainly were some statistical and news data points that would have had some similar themes. Or it could simply have been a writer with good recreation of patterns without having consciously interpreted them. So it's like seeing the themes in a different language. The ending, actually is the one point that doesn't support the conscious development of that theme, though maybe it's just a bum ending, because I can't tell what the moral of the story is, where the ending is concerned.

 

It does feel slightly lightweight, as stories go. Certainly it was not all deathless, clever dialogue, by a long shot. But with a lot of moments that made me question whether it was actually as lightweight as it seemed, or quite a bit more perceptive.

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On 8/7/2022 at 9:49 PM, sarakingdom said:

 

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I love that this graphic exists. I feel the same way, except I want to wear either gandalf robes, or possibly snape robes. Swish, swish, there I go, so comfy but no one knows because dresses robes look you made an effort. Maybe with some anti chafing device underneath. Must discover style of gandalf pants but suspect he is too slim of leg to have the problem.

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The Needs of the One  Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat   Sun   Wk1   Wk2   Wk3   Wk4   Wk5   Total 
Walk ❌ ❌ ❌ 🖖       2          
Evening Blackout ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌     3          
Morning Sun ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌     0          
Meditate ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌       6          
Take a rest break 🖖 🖖 🖖 ❌       4          
Sleep deficit < 7h 🖖 🖖 🖖 ❌ ❌ ❌   3          
Study 🖖 🖖 ❌ 🖖       3          
Dopamine Increments 1 1 ❌ ❌ 1     4          
Strength ❌ 🖖 ❌ ❌       0          
Mobility (Bonus) ❌ ❌ ❌ ❌       0          
Week 1 4 3 4 6 4 2 2 25/70          
Week 2 4               /70        
Week 3                   /70      
Week 4                     /70    
Week 5                       /70  
Total                         /350

 

Noooooo! My hard-won sleep gains!

 

Also, I'm in a slump. Definitely unrelated. Probably. Maybe. Anyway. My brain just won't. So today my list is very simple things. That is the strategy.

 

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To Do

  1. Hydrate
  2. Discard things
  3. Charge the thing
  4. Move things
  5. Put deadline on that one task
  6. Move other things
  7. Break
  8. Read the thing

Done

  1. Make a food
  2. Eat a food
  3. Tidy workspace

 

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I just can't even today. My brainpower has been waning for days, and now anything but being out of bed is too much.

 

Which, eh, maybe that's what I'll do. During lockdown, a couple of days of cocoon was not always the worst strategy for recovering some can-even. Although doing stuff is widely considered the more popular strategy. It's a dilemma. What would Spock do, guys?

 

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3 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

I just can't even today. My brainpower has been waning for days, and now anything but being out of bed is too much.

 

Which, eh, maybe that's what I'll do. During lockdown, a couple of days of cocoon was not always the worst strategy for recovering some can-even. Although doing stuff is widely considered the more popular strategy. It's a dilemma. What would Spock do, guys?

Spock would say something involving the word "logically..." and then proceed to logically justify whatever it was he wanted to do about his situation.

 

Napping isn't a bad thing.  Although, if you're actually just bored or lethargic because you're generally annoyed at life right now, or otherwise mentally/emotionally tired, maybe some caffeine and a walk?  if there's a natural space in walking distance, a lazy walk there might let the brain do whatever it needs to do and recover.   

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21 minutes ago, ChrisWithaStick said:

if there's a natural space in walking distance, a lazy walk there might let the brain do whatever it needs to do and recover.   

 

Seconding this, and highly recommend this.

 

On hot summer days, Husband and I take Happy Sidekick to the small park across the street and sit in the shade together for 15 minutes or so, instead of going for a walk. The mental health benefits of getting out of the house, seeing the sky, and sitting on grass, are almost impossible to exaggerate. :) 

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3 hours ago, ChrisWithaStick said:

Spock would say something involving the word "logically..." and then proceed to logically justify whatever it was he wanted to do about his situation.

 

I mean, he absolutely would. That is the Vulcan way.

 

3 hours ago, ChrisWithaStick said:

Napping isn't a bad thing.  Although, if you're actually just bored or lethargic because you're generally annoyed at life right now, or otherwise mentally/emotionally tired, maybe some caffeine and a walk?  if there's a natural space in walking distance, a lazy walk there might let the brain do whatever it needs to do and recover.   

 

It does occur to me that I have been neglecting my "maximum brain repair time" principle, where extra sleep is always good, even for mentally and emotionally tired phases, so the brain can do its thing. And I've also been less good at listening to rest signals. So I used the "I'll just relax with an audiobook for a few minutes" strategy. As it turned out, I needed 1.5x the usual nap length, so I needed sleep a lot.

 

But I'm also on board with coffee and walks. I may try that earlier in the day, cuz lately there has been zero part of the day where I'm not about the hibernating, and I know I don't need that much sleep.

 

3 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:

On hot summer days, Husband and I take Happy Sidekick to the small park across the street and sit in the shade together for 15 minutes or so, instead of going for a walk. The mental health benefits of getting out of the house, seeing the sky, and sitting on grass, are almost impossible to exaggerate. :) 

 

I am, fortunately, surrounded by small parks. So this is an option.

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