Maybe what I mistake as really dubious character plotting on the show ("wait, nobody ever talks about this gigantic fucking life change a week later?") is actually just a portrait of visionary acceptance in a universe where pscyhophysical bifurcation and alternate universe swaparoos just *happen sometimes* and everybody is comparatively really radically chill and inclusive about it
It's Not Shitty Writing, It's A Utopian Trans Narrative
I mean this is definitely for sure the same show that split B'Elanna into her constituent Human and Klingon parts with their own wildly different psychologies, got the Klingon part killed, and then just gave B'Elanna gene therapy to re-half-Klingonize her and then they basically never discussed THAT again either so I don't know why I'm questioning myself here.
Doubting my own memory that Ensign Kim got replaced by Ensign Kim From A Parallel Universe during one of the big Voyager episodes and then as with most major character developments on that show everybody stopped talking about it basically immediately and for the rest of the show. Like...that's exactly what I remember happening? I'm sure I've talked about it with other people? And yet, what? What? I could check Memory Alpha but I refuse, I will remain where I am, in a fog of uncertain memory
REVIEWER: what is the song really about
THOM YORKE: the accumulating weight of artificiality, the hopeless struggle to maintain a facade, a--an illusion of perfection, in a world of inevitable decay and collapse, and how that weight and the slipping of the mask can become in turn the defining narrative of one's life, where--
REVIEWER: no i mean are the trees not actually plastic, like are the fake plastic vs. real actual plastic, or--
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