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Ode to Spot

Felis Cattus, is your taxonomic nomenclature,
an endothermic quadruped carnivorous by nature?
Your visual, olfactory and auditory senses
contribute to your hunting skills, and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
a singular development of cat communications
that obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
for a rhythmic stroking of your fur, to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
you would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aide in locomotion,
it often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

O Spot, the complex levels of behaviour you display
connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

Data, "Schisms"


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Nov. 12th, 2003 04:42 pm (UTC)

I remember that episode! I was a hardcore ST:TNG geek as a kid. My mom would get me to do my chores by threatening to keep me from seeing Star Trek, even.
Nov. 12th, 2003 04:52 pm (UTC)
My dad used to watch it every Thursday night, so I would too, even though I had no idea what they were talking about.

Makes me sad that all the newer shows aren't nearly as good as TNG.
Nov. 12th, 2003 05:14 pm (UTC)
When I was four, I put one of my mom's headbands over my eyes, and pretended I was Geordi.
Nov. 12th, 2003 05:17 pm (UTC)
When I was 8 or 9, I had the hugest crush on Wesley Crusher. I found a sticker with a picture of him on it and I stuck it in one of the pages of my diary, and one day I showed it to the neighbor girl, who decided she had a crush on him too. And I was SO mad at her because I found him first and he was mine.
Nov. 12th, 2003 05:23 pm (UTC)
And now he has a fun blog!
Nov. 12th, 2003 05:28 pm (UTC)
Yes he does! But I don't have a crush on him anymore. Oh well.
Nov. 12th, 2003 07:10 pm (UTC)
Ha! I love that so much :D I'm still such a huge TNG geek... though, not nearly as big as I was as a teen. My crush was always on Riker though... my friend Sarah wanted Wesley.
Nov. 12th, 2003 09:04 pm (UTC)
I loved TNG when it was on! I don't watch it much anymore, especially since I don't know when any reruns are on, but it's fun to see how dated it looks now. :)

I think I had a crush on several different characters at one time or another. Riker, Crusher, Picard, Wharf, etc...
Nov. 13th, 2003 06:30 am (UTC)
dude, it's Worf.. and ew ;)

We have seasons 1-5 on DVD.... and I have soemthing like 20 cassette tapes that I recorded different episodes on. I'm a geek to the core.
Nov. 13th, 2003 06:56 am (UTC)
HA, I spelled it Wharf. Can you tell I was in a hurry to get to bed? Jeez.
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