kinda tired of “human” apparently being the endgame goal for all non-human entities. why is calling them “human” the highest praise they can receive in fiction. angels, demons, robots, aliens, etc. becoming literally human or being as close to human as possible is always considered the pinnacle of personal emotional achievement or something. it makes me uncomfortable.
why is there so much fiction that claims angels and robots cannot TRULY know what “human” experience is like until they themselves are human?? why do you think non-human entities can’t be passionate about music or art until they’re human. what part of these activities strikes anyone as exclusive to humanity in the first place. literally what the shit is that entire set of tropes and themes
sci-fi: man i just came up with a revolutionary new concept for a fictional alien species, check this out
ok, so there’s this species, right, and they’re TOTALLY DIFFERENT from us. they’re all humanoid, they all use a rigid male/female sex/gender binary, their accepted norm is heterosexual monogamous relationships, and the women all have breasts, whether the species is mammalian or not
but, get this, they have purple skin!!!
Jay Baruchel photographed by Joaquin Palting (ca. 2005)
Jay Baruchel being a cute little shit
“My parents are bread.
And you’re toast.”
The Dark Knight Rises