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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarelle View Post
    I enjoy cursing and blaspheming and taking god's name in vain.
    I do too. Blasphemous humor is my favorite.

    "When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world -- 'No, YOU move.'"
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    Why do your homework when you could sit around and do nothing instead?
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    Is it a bad thing that every time I see a new post in the Banned and Damned, I get vaguely excited?

    Ooh, who stirred up shit this time? The other day I had a bet with myself that [some member, idk] would get banned. Hope I win the bet - the half of me, that is.

    Then when I see who it is, I find their profile and go through their recent posts to see the shrapnel of calamity they've left behind.
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    I had no idea Dana Scully was such an important role model for girls growing up in the 90s.

    How Dana Scully Inspired Me to Become a Scientist

    I gleaned every detail about Scully so I could better emulate her. She wore a cross, so I started wearing a cross. I practiced her sarcasm by reciting her most blasé lines, hoping the attitude would rub off on me — "Sure, fine, whatever." She was an FBI agent, a scientist, and, as she never failed to remind the people around her, a medical doctor. I hated blood, so doctor was out. Being an FBI agent sounded fun, but shooting guns seemed dangerous. That left scientist.
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    Sometimes I wish I could ask for advice/vent but that would necessitate telling people the whole backstory and potentially betraying several people's confidences in the process... and then it would invite a lot of one-sided judgment which would be hard to clarify.I think that is ultimately my main stressor and the motivation behind most of my started threads. lol

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    Oh yeah, Scully was every nerdy girl's hero in the 90s. I wanted to be just like her but also I wanted to lay Mulder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Oh yeah, Scully was every nerdy girl's hero in the 90s. I wanted to be just like her but also I wanted to lay Mulder.
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    David is one of the few men I'd go gay for. Gillian Anderson is still hot. Lol.
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    There have been other strong female characters with scientific/ professional backgrounds: Dr. Beverly Crusher, Nurse Hathaway (ER), Colleen McMurphy (China Beach), Grace VanOwen (LA Law), but yeah.... Scully is probably the geekiest one.
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    One really compelling thing about the character of Scully for young women was the reversal of the stereotypes- she wasn't "the emotional one" or "the heart of the operation," she was the fucking smart and honestly maybe a little bit robotic one of the pair, and a strong skeptic who was very intellectually demanding of Mulder. (Not that he wasn't smart also, I mean, that's one of the things that was so damn sexy about him.) Scully was a character who wasn't written as a "Strong Female Character," she was just a person, a really smart person, who happened to be a woman. For a lot of the show's original run, the character of Scully could have been played by a guy with very minor changes, although in the 90s that would have meant giving up a lot of the sexual tension that was fun about the show. (Nowadays that's not an impediment; people feel free to ship Sherlock and Watson to their hearts' content.)

    I just really can't overstate how exciting that was to a lot of young women in the 90s, myself included- the idea that we could be people first, not written into corners because of our gender.
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