I will never be able accept that Data didn’t feel some form of emotion. I think he experienced emotions in a very different and non-human way and he was unable to recognise them for what they were because they weren’t comparable to human experiences. Data’s clear cut idea of human emotion vs android logic doesn’t pan out when you look at his ability to develop a personality and friendships and to make personal choices and form opinions and experience curiosity and longing. All it does is raise the question of what emotion actually IS and whether it’s solely a chemical experience or if emotions are largely just trends of thoughts and behaviours based on a unique personal combination of knowledge and experience.

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the ongoing saga of patrick stewart and ginger the pitbull

yesterday I was at gamestop and a man in full Data cosplay walked up to the front counter and I did a double take so hard I nearly broke my neck. So, he walks up and the cashier just casually smiles and goes “How’s it going, Data? What can I do for you?”  and Data goes, “I am doing quite well. I was just wondering when you guys would have Destiny 2 in stock.” This mans……literally did not smile or emote at all. He went all in. The cashier was totally non fazed. I, however, was completely shitting my pants cos ya’ll DO NOT understand how good this dude’s cosplay was. It really looked like fuckin data teleported into the middle of game stop in rural ohio to ask about motherfucking destiny 2.

The only time he broke character was when I was stealthily trying to stare at him and thinking about asking for a pic when he was walking out.This dude. Looked at me, completely expressionless. and WINKED at me. Someone collect ya mans he wildin lmfao

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The whole set compiled in one post. TNG characters in portrait styles inspired by their personalities. Click images for art style/artist names. You can come to your own conclusions but my explanations are on my blog posts. :)

I really want to thank Whoopi Goldberg one day for refusing to say a line in TNG ‘when a man and woman fall in love’. She refused to say it like that wouldn’t be said in a Star Trek future and so when they shot the scene she said ‘when two people fall in love’ and she fucked that homophobia up like it should be fucked up.