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Tony Laplume
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Reading Comics 205 "Trips from the past month"
Here's a rundown of what I've been reading lately, sort of a hodgepodge of new and slightly less new material (new titles in bold , slightly les new titles in italics ): Batman #23, 25, 26 (DC) Tom King is still doing wonders in this title.  The first issue...

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Just Another Word in the Dictionary - Salmagundi
Salmagundi n. any medley or potpourri   The current state of the union, which is to say, state of disunion: Quagmire does not really begin to express current affairs, and so we call it salmagundi

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Voyager 3x3 "The Chute"
rating : ** the story : Harry and Paris end up in an alien prison. what it's all about : "The Chute" is certainly not groundbreaking in any way.  It's part of a tradition of episodes where Starfleet personnel end up in, well, an alien prison.  So it's one o...

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Voyager 3x2 "Flashback"
rating : ** the story : Tuvok suffers visions that lead him and Janeway to his experiences aboard Sulu's Excelsior. what it's all about : As celebrations of the franchise's 30th anniversary go, Deep Space Nine 's "Trials and Tribble-ations" usually steals...

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Just Another Word in the Dictionary - Recycle
Recycle v.t. to use repeatedly for different purposes to repeat an approach over and over and over and over and over again, mindless of its decreased potency, believing that it is gaining momentum, which in this era is probably true: The attempt to recycle ...

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Brothers, at the Last (Monster/Frankenstein) Chapter 4
They're seated at dinner, enjoying each other's company, and Henry can't believe his luck.  The most beautiful woman he's ever seen is in love with him.  She keeps grabbing his hands across the table.  She calls herself Olive.  He doesn't think twice about ...

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Just Another Word in the Dictionary - Quarantine
Quarantine n. the time during which a vessel suspected of carrying infectious disease is kept isolated from contact with shore the spread of malicious thought as quickly and as wildly as possible: The news media has been under quarantine for months, and it'...

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Voyager 3x1 "Basics, Part 2"
rating : ** the story : The crew survives being marooned long enough for Paris, the Doctor, and Suder to retake the ship from Seska and the Kazon. what it's all about : The big shift in storytelling from the second to third seasons is evident in how littl...

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Voyager 1x16 "Learning Curve"
rating : ** the story : Tuvok runs a class for delinquent former Maquis. what it's all about : Somehow "Learning Curve" became known as a knockoff of Next Generation 's "Lower Decks."  Both episodes involve officers struggling to find their place in the c...

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Quora
I guess I've been using Quora heavily since about March.  I originally joined Quora in 2015, but it was one of those things, eventually, that I quickly abandoned, until I decided it was a better and more interesting thing than I'd thought. Quora is a commun...
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