Unmentionable is still unmentionable, I see. TNUK:
It looks like I do have more faith in people than you, you hardened cynic. I personally stick with the idea that context is king, and it's fine to put contextual restrictions on certain words. I've never been swayed by the argument that if a word can't be used by any person in any circumstance, it shouldn't be used at all. After all, we place restrictions on our language all the time. You wouldn't say "fuck" in front of a child, or at work, but to do so if you drop a hammer on your foot at home or if you're talking dirty with your partner is (usually) perfectly acceptable.Luna:
Speaking of fucking, you're right. The lack of cosplay suggestions here is shameful. Tonight I suggest you buy a garden hose and fashion some tentacles from it. How many is up to you. The novice tentacurio may prefer to start with the "Munda", but if you're feeling wild, I suggest the "Yivo" look. Affix them everywhere, and remember, they're not tentacles, baby . . . they're genticles
I agree, by the way - Leela has a lot of emotional baggage and I find she rings very true as a character, most of the time. (When her personality isn't being altered to accommodate a joke.)
It's also pretty spot on that a guy like Fry -who clearly seemed to be vying for his mother's attention- would go for a girl like that. And once again, at the end of the day, is that a bad thing?
This is a really good observation, actually. Part of him probably does get something out of his constant quest to get her attention, particularly in the early years. I mean, look at his relationship with Amy. It's pretty much everything he thinks he wants, but he ends it. He's bored and continually seeks out Leela's company, even though she's quite clearly annoyed at him. (The fact that Leela withdraws from him and gets so short-tempered whenever Fry sees anyone else has always amused me, as has the fact that Fry never seems to identify this as jealousy.