Finished part of my batch of commissions, took a break by drawing some datalore slashy stuff. :) A little under 2 hours.
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Stephen: Folks, it’s just like when someone lies to you. Technically, they’re telling you the truth as long as you never find out it was a lie.
The Word: Or Notice Her Adam’s Apple
The Colbert Report, October 31, 2013
I was a really big fan of Stephen Colbert. After watching this episode and seeing this joke I was shocked; now I see that so many transphobic “jokes” are made by him and John Stewart, the liberal counterpart.
Did he forget he made an It Gets Better video? Right, that was transphobic too. I can’t really be a fan anymore.
Considering the lore established about Trill in TNG, Beverley Crusher raped William Riker. In this episode it is established that the symbiont takes over full control of the host body, and I suppose the host either stays unconscious, or dormant and witness to their actions much like the Goa’uld of Stargate fiction.
I think we can all agree that the body belongs to William Riker. The Commander then resigns this ownership temporarily to save the life of Odan. What he did not express in any of this is the desire to have his body used during sex, let alone with a colleague who has described him as like a “brother”.
I’d say it was a missed opportunity to tackle consent in the 24th century, and it was. The writers didn’t even acknowledge this, like it completely flew over their heads that they’re writing and directing Beverly to rape her colleague.
TNG Season 4 Episode 23