Sunday, April 24, 2016

An Eclectic Assortiment of Quibcags

I like that word, 'eclectic,' and use it whenever I can.  Anyhow, as you know, I do a quibcag whenever I run across a particularly striking quote, or illustration, or both, and sometimes I don't have a post to go with it. I've accumulated a few like that lately, so here they are with a bit of commentary:
This is a rather pretty one. The quote, of course, is an oldie by Friedrich Nietzche, who said a lot of things, some insightful, some bewildering, but this is one of my favorites, and the translation is, "Whatever does not destroy me, makes me stronger," which is a good way to look at learning or growth in general. A sort of 19th Century version of "tough love." The illustration is by The-Icon-of-Sin, and it depicts Tsumugi Kotobuki, of K-On! (けいおん! Keion!) , standing in front of the symbol of the British Union of Fascists, I believe.

And then we have a nice quote from Eli Harman, who says all manner of neat things, appropriately illustrated by Marika and Chiaki of Bodacious Space Pirates (モーレツ宇宙海賊パイレーツ Mōretsu Pairētsu), dealing with the universally well-known Star Trek, whose sins I have blogged about before [link], As Eli says, Star Trek is pretty much false in its messages and morals, being excruciatingly politically correct for the most part. But I remember one rather pleasant exception to the rule, when Picard had to go do something somewhere and Captain Jellico [link] took over at the Enterprise, annoying Riker and making Deanna put the right kind of britches on. It gratified those of us with actual military experience no end. As did Starhip Troopers, the book, certainly, and the movie  only a bit less so. If you haven't, read and watch them ASAP.

Then we have a Karol Traven quote that need no commentary illustrated by a character from Lucky Star (らき☆すた RakiSuta). Feel free to use this, and any other quibcags, of course, in any squabbles you might have with SJW's on the net.

And here's on you can use when you discuss diversity with everybody from neocons to liberals to the flaky variety of libertarian. It's a modification of the Orwell quote from 1984, of course — diversity is, after all, as the Zeitgeist uses the term, a form of ignorance — and it's illustrated by a Russian girl from Hetalia: Axis Powers (Axis Powers ヘタリア).

And finally, we have a quote from the irreplaceable Matt Bailey,with an illustration I found on Google Images here [l;ink], critiquing our SF libertarians who, alas, don't fully comprehend the philosophical oxymoronic nature of open-borders libertarianism. And that's all till next time.

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