Archer: texts like a dad. He always ALWAYS signs his texts. He’s a slow texter too. Uses basic abbreviations like “lol” but doesn’t know many others. Uses the =] smiley.
T'Pol: either sends sparse texts without enough information or texts that are way too detailed. You can ask her a simple question and get a flood of 20+ texts in explicit scientific detail. Uses no smileys or emojis but uses excessive scientific abbreviations that no one but Trip can understand.
Trip: an unintelligible mess of ALL CAPS and emojis 😏 and (=ﾟωﾟ)ﾉ all kinds of cute things. Uses so many abbreviations that tbh no1 gets it smh and also uses outdated abbreviations like rofl and roflmao. Sometimes sends rage texts (ALL CAPS!!), but always apologizes later.
Hoshi: perfect grammar and spelling and lots of emojis 💕she usually texts back promptly. Tries to explain some text lingo to Archer but with no success.
Reed: doesn’t text back until several days later, or not at all. Sends one word texts like “k”. Doesn’t know what emojis are.
Mayweather: is always texting his family and random members of the crew that no one else seems to know. Always smiles at his phone when he gets texts. Only Archer and Hoshi have his number. He sends and receives more texts than anyone else. Has been known to still use “XD”.
Phlox: enjoys emojis a bit too much 😄😄😄😄😄😄😄 LiKeS tYpInG lIkE tHiS. Uses many exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!
I received Merge Records’ new Sugar reissues this evening! I love Sugar more than it is possible to describe, and it’s nice to have some vinyl versions at long last. I do have one key complaint, though; while the many, many excellent B-sides that (on CD) made up the Besides compilation are available as downloads with the vinyl, they don’t actually warrant any space on the record itself.
This is problematic, especially when dealing with the third record (ignore the sticker. File Under: Easy Listening is their THIRD record because Beaster is a mini-LP, not an EP (Bob had always been adamant about this, it’s crazy that the splash stickers on the packaging directly contradict that!). The reason it’s problematic is that Mould refers to FU:EL as a disappointment, noting that it’s really a three-sided record, and the third side ended up as B-sides. Well, why not press a 3-sided vinyl, with an etching? Or simply press a 2xLP version. After all, they did cut 18 tracks for these sessions.
At the very least, they should have reissued Besides.
I’m only quibbling about the format type stuff (I also wish they were 180g), though, because the remastering on these records is AMAZING. I know these albums really well, and they are so much punchier and cleaner and clearer. Massive applause on that.
And I got a free poster! I’m happy, I just wish the B-sides were on vinyl as well, because they are so good (Frustration, In The Eyes Of My Friends, Going Home, And You Tell Me…great stuff).