Why Summer Glau will be the next Warrior Queen / Hacker Queen

I screwed up. Big time! I thought that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Glau
, my beloved (and likely yours by now) actress and geek was going to be the
next "Alpha Female" - similar to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Bernhardt
, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Michelle_Gellar (who ruled Web 1.0
(~1996-2001) supreme, despite her mostly non-aesthetic face),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Monroe ,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miley_Cyrus ,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Portman , and most recently -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Lawrence (♥). This is a very fine role
and an influential one, but it's not as good as that of the Warrior King or Warrior
Queen. (Warrior Monarch?).

So what am I talking about? The warrior king or queen does war and kicks butt.
But contrary to common belief, he brings happiness, life, pleasure, and love.
And it doesn't have to be done by force or combat.

The first true warrior king I can think of was https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saladin
, who had a long-misunderstood approach to psychological warfare involving
mercy, nobility, and mutual respect , which was able to cure the Knights
Templar, who were some crazy ass bastards, not completly unlike, but even worse
than today's NSA ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency ).

Some other notable Warrior Kings and Queens:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Smith - whose brave, naïve, and
spectacular, act of writing a letter to the General Secretary of the USSR
helped end the cold war. Notable for being both female and underage.

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Verne - who became the most famous
man of the 19th century by writing about the possibilities and good that
technology brings.

* http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/Buffy_Summers - the first female fighting
girl (and a fictional one) that girls saw as a role model, and close to every
non-macho man on the planet found highly attractive. Sexy, powerful, feminine
and vulnerable. Perfection achieved. (And naturally, this role made its actress
the alpha female.)

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Wall - the "invisible" of the open
source/Usenet movement. Created the extremely influential Perl programming language,
the rn Usenet reader,
the UNIX patch program (each of which were arguably more important than all of Perl),
and an inspiring philosopher and a gifted public speaker.

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Picard - the sexy, gentle, merciful
, tactful, resourceful, and - fictional captain of the starship USS Enterprise,
who inspired generations of leaders from the late 80s onward, blah blah.

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Henson - head and poster child of the Mupeteers whose approach for television in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesame_Street and later on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Muppet_Show was to bring education to modern technology. Furthermore, while most of the late 60s television shows of the time were positively paranoid , Sesame Street depicted a happy street where children lived happily, safely, and without fear along with friendly and adorable adults, animals, and — monsters (!) - thus changing the fate of the cold war forever.


But who is the contemporary Warrior King or Queen? Buffy stopped airing, and
lost momentum after Buffy et al graduated from high school, and the sexy,
insurgent, and awe-inspiring slayer, Faith (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith_%28Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer%29 ) was left in
a comma and stopped being a major character. The web 1.0 era was soon to end anyhow.

Today we're at Web 2.0, which brought us a lot of open "content": Chuck Norris
factoids (which are a much more awesome warrior than Mr. Norris ever was, and
which he took to his advantage and made a huge comeback past his 70s), many
covers of songs on YouTube, some really crazy crossover fiction (see my
stories http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/stories/ for some examples)  lots of
reality shows with many artists rising into prominence, a very honest and
in-your-face new Muppets film -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Muppets_%28film%29 - and many other great and
honest films, such as the Kung Fu Pandas,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratatouille_%28film%29 and naturally
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Linings_Playbook ; it also brought us
the wikipedias, and other wikis (such as the many wikias), which are a great
source of knowledge, some great forums for Questions&Answers and discussions
like http://reddit.com/ or the http://stackexchange.com/ network and
naturally even https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat has made a
comeback with Freenode and other active networks.

Finally, it brought us social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google-Plus
which are the Socrates... ehhm Television of the 201xs in being accused of
spoiling the youth -
http://www.robcottingham.ca/cartoon/archive/this-brain-this-brain-fire/ .

There are some problems though and here are the two major ones:

1. We have no poster boy and/or poster girl.

2. We have the NSA, a bunch of mentally-ill losers who consistenly failed to
publish and are now perishing - see
http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/bits/facts/NSA/ , and whom Snowden (a honest,
brave, intelligent, but rash man) published their claims which made everyone

It's hard to know whether these claims are true or not without getting the NSA
to both become normal again (using a combination of Saladin's benevolent
psychological warfare and
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_behavioral_therapy ) and getting them
to be more transparent and benevolent.

And that's where my “Summerschool at the NSA” effort comes in -
http://www.advogato.org/article/1079.html - and it stars Summer Glau as
herself. Only it won't make her the alpha female (or at least not only the alpha female) - it will make her the Warrior Queen! Perhaps I will step out
from being the invisible and become a fellow warrior monarch.  Perhaps not and
I'll remain obscure. It doesn't matter.

Why do we do this to Ms. Glau? Was it a coincidence that she shares the same
initials as Sarah (Michelle) Gellar who portrayed Buffy Summers? Was it a
coincidence that her first name ("Summer") is akin to the last name of Buffy
Summers? (Who like I said was a Warrior Queen at the time?) Was it a
coincidence that she was picked to be featured in the xkcd webcomic? Was it a
coincidence that I called my old meme "Summerschool at the NSA"?

Lots of coincidences. Furthermore, if we are to believe the wisdom of
http://kungfupanda.wikia.com/wiki/Oogway from the wonderful film Kung Fu Panda,
“there are no coincidences”. My father read a book which noted that people who
believe they have good luck are proactively bringing it to themselves. I think
I have good luck and went on to fill my site and other places in the Internet
with my anti-cynical wisdom, and Ms. Glau likely proactively is working for her
good fortune. So I think that she deserves the great honour of vanquishing the
NSA, whatever her faults and imperfections may be.

Note that I don't need her cooperation. Having licensed the screenplay under
CC-by, and taking actions to solicit people filming it, and using means of both
online and offline publicity and marketing (all "honest" , not what I consider
dishonest marketing). And I'm fine with other actresses playing her and/or
Sarah Michelle Gellar. With enough persistence and acceptance (just like
Saladin) and some money I hope I will eventually win. And I'll likely be
content enough with a simple voiced vector-graphics animation or a poorly
produced film by some amateur 16 years old film makers (give or take 120

Is Ms. Glau ready for this? I don't know, but I almost sure she is. Chuck
Norris approved of his facts, some of which defy every common sense, are
positively blasphemous to each and every religion out there, and Rick Astley
approved of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickrolling . Remixing and the
pleasure it brings is taking over the Interconnected world by storm, and
"Summerschool at the NSA" will be a zany, yet extremely serious remix that will
hopefully pull the plug on the gravest enemy of the Internet world: the NSA,
and their delusions.

Being a superb warrior/hacker/geek/slayer/dispeller/terminator/ass-kicker/etc.
myself I have been a subject of much attacks too: people criticised me being
proud of my work and publcising it; they added adjectives to describe my way of
going. I was outcast, banned, kicked, and condemned for being honest and
sincere. Some cynical people objected to my unyielded belief that people can
grow and get rid of their past. They considered my many faults as objects of
ridicule. I was criticised for admiring such postively superheroic people of
history, myth, and present (which I constantly aim to be one of them). I was
criticised of every aspect of my existence, and got picked on words I said. In a
sense, I was too tactless.

One thing I do know is that: 1. I constantly grow in my skills and capacity for
happiness. 2. I become wiser as I grow older, in part because I'm wise enough
to stay wise. 3. I realise that the reasons people who are good are full of
doubts, is that they are good because they are full of doubts. I can't tell you
what I'll believe in 1 year from now. But I intend to remain an idealist,
despite my many imperfections.

The future will remain imperfect, but we can make it somewhat less imperfect.
I actually feel relieved that Summer Glau will become the Warrior Monarch
instead or as well as me. (And BTW, she can kick Chuck Norris's ass -
http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/bits/facts/Summer-Glau/ - HOT!!!). But it's
almost probable she will not remain the Warrior Monarch forever, because one
day, a boy or a girl, a human or a non-human, real or fictional, will show her
who's boss. And it may be a previous warrior king or warrior queen who's made a
comeback, or a “nobody” who rose to immediate fame. Sic transit gloria mundi.

And it is my hope that she'll accept her "fate", and realise that she will
still remain a kick-ass ass-kicker despite being "old news". I'm going to hone
my skills and work on publicity (including buying web ads), and continue to
remix and hope to be remixed. But I know of people who are much better than me
at being writers, or essayists/philosophers, or are friendlier than me. But I
am not trying to be the best of the best of best.  I'm just trying to be a cool
and smashing Shlomi Fish/Shlomif/Rindolf.

And as much as I admire the great heroes of the past, I think I know better
than them how to survive in the zany and awesome reality of 2014. Classical
Randian Objectivism has died, because like Stoicism or Classical
Aristotleanism, or many 15th century cults died, it is now antiquated.
Objectivism, however, is still alive and kicking, and I'm now a Rindolfist,
where Rindolfism ( http://www.shlomifish.org/me/rindolf/#rindolfism ) is my one-man, dynamic, idea system.

Today at 37, I feel younger and more alive than ever, and feel kinda like these

* Britney Spears - I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman - "I'm not a girl, not yet a
woman" - by Britney Spears.

* Avicii - Wake Me Up (Lyric Video) - "Wake me up" - by Avicii (a
very smart song on so many levels).

It took me 37 years to find myself, and I still have many doubts and learn new
things. But at least I created many works of fiction, code, and non-fiction,
helped countless of people, made many friends, turned some enemies into
friends, helped improve the world at least a little, mostly enjoyed it
considerably, and am now much wiser than before, and a much more badass asskicker.


This essay took a different turn than I expected. However, it was a nice
mini-journey. Although I am a bit nostalgic for the 1990s when I grew up, I'm
still not ready to trade the Wikipedias, the wikias, and other wikis for
GeoCities, Yahoo and Altavista, or worse the Encyclopaedias of my time; modern
day forums and social networks for Usenet, and what were the mailing lists and
IRC networks of its time; http://www.shlomifish.org/ of today for
http://old-1998-site.shlomifish.org/ ;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Grimmie for Britney Spears or even
Madonna; or me for my younger, and far more prejudiced, impresionable, and foolish self.

We are all simply better.

Stay cool and smashing and become even more cool and smashing, and kick some serious butt!
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