March 17th, 2009

children of dune - leto 1

stop the world and kal-if-fee with me

Via svmadelyn - Star Trek Fragrances!

Okay, these are awesome, don't get me wrong, as I want the experience of smelling like Red Shirt and all, but. The comments.

In regard to the fragrance Pon Farr, described in the article: The most risqué titled of the new Star Trek fragrances is "Ponn Farr" which is a perfume designed to "drive him wild." It should only be used once every seven years (okay, that isn’t true). Named for the Vulcan mating ritual first introduced in the episode "Amok Time," this perfume is one of the newly designed products meant to appeal to female fans. More details and an image on Ponn Farr will be available soon.

Correction in comments! Holger:
Pon Farr is not the wedding ritual, but the blood fever! The wedding ritual is the Kon-ut-Kalifee (however that may be spelled, right now I’m too lazy to look it up :-)

But nice idea. I may get the Tiberius. The Redshirt stuff is really funny.

REBUTTAL! Sebimeyer:
Actually, your right that Pon Farr is the blood feever that forces Vulcans to mate, or die. But Kal-if-fee is the right of the Vulcan bride to be to declare when she does not wish to marry the one she has been promised to. The groom then fights a champion chosen by the bride to the death.

The kal-if-fee (which literally translates as “challenge”) is a Vulcan “passion fight” to the death, in which two Vulcan males fight for the right to mate with a certain female. During the Vulcan mating ritual known as koon-ut-kal-if-fee, a female can claim kal-if-fee if she does not want the male arranged for her at childhood. At which point, the male arranged for her must fight the female’s selected mate.

*falls over and swoons* Take me now.

I think I had a geekgasm. Oh whatever, you all know you did, too.
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i leave this in your ear

Stealing from meret, because every day is fuck up a victim day.

Via Jezebel: Police Assault Woman Who Called for Help; Sue News Station Who Exposes Them, in which Hope Steffey calls the police after being assaulted by her cousin, is then arrested (I bet you didn't see that coming), taken to jail, booked, then, as is common in jails not located in third world dictatorships, is forcibly stripped naked by male and female officers and left naked in a cell for six hours.

No, wait....

[Complete report at Shakesville. Note: video may be triggery for some.]

Granted, I have never been arrested and everything I know about arresting and booking comes from TV. So I had this weird moment of cognitive dissonance. Now this will sound crazy, people, but I'm not really sure this is okay behavior. I mean, I know, totally not law enforcement, what do I know?

Well. Here's what I'm pretty sure of. A woman is arrested for reporting her own assault, the cop-cam video mysteriously truncated, she is booked, taken to a cell, strip searched by male and female officers, then convicted of--okay, wait for it, but I bet you can guess--resisting arrest and disorderly conduct....

Do you think--this is just like, totally out there--maybe the resisting arrest and disorderly conduct are related to being stripped naked while screaming in terror? See, those of us not in the police profession call it a natural, terrified reaction to sexual assault by strangers. Then again, I have always been totally radical about bodily autonomy and the non-public property of my sexual organs, so take that as you will.

I really want to make a comment on that. Then I watch the video and forget to breathe.