The Making of a "The Idiom" Blog Post
To assist you in your own blogging, here is an inside look at a how scintillating IM conversations between and among the proprietors of The Idiom, become brilliant and inventive blogposts on The Idiom:
Mr. Scriblerus: Question: who are the two guys who are in charge of Star Trek? They did TNG, STE, DS9, STV, you know those two guys.
Kid Various: Rick Berman. Brannon Braga. They suck.
Mr. Scriblerus: Right
Kid Various: Especially Braga.
Mr. Scriblerus: Any reason why?
Kid Various: Braga ruined Trek. Bad writer, what's more, lazy writer. If something didn't fit in his story he'd just change stuff.
Mr. Scriblerus: Ok, well in Misconception # 2 - Fan Fiction, I’m going to reference them.
Kid Various: For instance Zefrem Cochrane... was from Alpha Centauri, not Earth.
Mr. Scriblerus: Right, the nefarious Zefrem Cochrane oversight. You can comment on that.
Kid Various: He appeared in the TOS episode, Metamorphisis, e.g.
Mr. Scriblerus: The one with the big bag of goo that ate earth and killed people mistakenly while protecting its young?
Kid Various: The horta.
Mr. Scriblerus: Right the horta. Was that that one?
Kid Various: But that wasn't "The Metamorphisis."
Mr. Scriblerus: Or was that the one with the evil shimmery energy being?
Kid Various: That was the one.
Kid Various: Although that could also describe "Day of the Dove" and "Wolf in the Fold."
Mr. Scriblerus: Yes, lots of evil shimmery energy beings about the universe you know.
Kid Various: Or really, about half of all Star Trek episodes.
Mr. Scriblerus: They should wear better protection.
Evil Shimmery Energy Being - Look Out!
With conversations like these, I'm beginning to wonder where Various and I fit into the geek hierarchy.