Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Also, How I Met Your Father doesn't quite land the same way, but isn't bad either ;)
Friday, May 6, 2022
I watched the season 2 finale of Picard, and the end of the second act... Wow! I wanted to immediately post about it, but didn't want to leave any spoilers. But, since Wil posted his Welcome Home, Wesley post on his blog, I figured I'd link to that instead.
I am only a couple of years older than Wil Wheaton is, and my relationship with his character, Wesley Crusher, is as complicated as Wil's own relationship to his character. Initially, I didn't warm up to TNG until late in the second season or so, and I disliked the character for several reasons. While brilliantly acted, I suspect none of the writers were awkward outcasts as teens, so they did not write him particularly well. As time has put distance between myself and my teen years, I recognize that what I disliked about Wesley Crusher was his reflection of myself. I also discovered Wil Wheaton's blog many, many moons ago, back when it was still "In Exile," and have really grown to appreciate Wil as an author, and as a person. It did not even take the full run of TNG for Wesley Crusher to grow on me. By the time he left to become a Traveler, I was fond of the character. But because of my own realizations about myself, and my fondness of Wil as a person, that fondness has only grown over time.