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Still not as cool as pay-per-view nun fights, though.
I have tried to do the spa thing a few times. If other people are willing to spend goo gobs of money on this stuff, it must have some redeeming value, right? I mean, I have learned that expensive suits are worth the money, if you put value on looks and comfort. But I still can't get comfortable with anything resembling a spa.
At the time, I had recently finished my education to change fields, but was having issues finding a position that a) would accept education without relevant experience and b) would pay a decent wage.
My mother-in-law happened to need a database built (my new field). She agreed to pay relo costs to move us and put me in for a security clearance. I agreed to accept about 80% of the going rate (which was still a raise for me).
Ten years later, I'm an in-demand professional with an excellent resume and a great salary. And it probably wouldn't have happened without that initial boot to the rear.
This movie so actively avoids making sense, that I wonder if Lindelof did it on purpose. Or, was his carefully crafted script hacked apart and stitched back together specifically to service the action/effects scenes? Based on Lost, I'm guessing the former.
And yet, I enjoyed the movie. Part of this is that I LONG ago gave up on Star Trek making sense. There have been precious few tightly scripted Trek episodes, and no movies. The whole damn premise is a plot hole. So, I went in expecting big effects, a difficult moral choice, a bunch of fan service, and some awesome Cumberbatch. That's pretty much exactly what I got, plus some really good Kirk/Spock moments.
Then, in late 92, I discovered Usenet. If you young'uns don't know what Usenet is, go search Google Groups. Go WAY back in the archives. That's Usenet. Fortunately, I graduated and got out of Usenet just before the Eternal September.
I was off the internet for a bit, until I went to work at an ISP in late 94. That was my first experience with the three Ws. I also learned about MUDs and shit. It's been all downhill ever since.