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Ben Rowe @CineastBenRowe Calgary, Alberta

Host of @_screamscene with @stegosarahs, Dungeon Master, freelance writer, occasional filmmaker. He/him.

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Joined Twitter 10/9/13


On "mentrification" https://t.co/ZupqGwJWYy
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1/16
2021
sorry I haven't texted you back, I'm just going through a lot rn and I've convinced myself that my friends only wan… https://t.co/7CUmH4WOCA
Retweeted by Ben RoweAnyways, I hope Peck gets better Spock writing, I hope Boyce is on the show and well cast and utilized, I hope we n… https://t.co/NPEEv08WJPQ&A Spock is better, but has more of a feel like Data than Spock, who are superficially similar characters but prac… https://t.co/qgdBdIi4PJThe problem is that the Disco writers aren't writing the character of a young struggling half Vulcan at the start o… https://t.co/po6LWP9ViqIt's totally wrong to have him express that as a young man, and undercuts his character development. Same with Mich… https://t.co/w38wF8hLxQI knew we were in trouble early on in Disco S2 when Pike quoted Spock saying logic is the beginning of wisdom, not… https://t.co/TJk3iH8s0mEthan Peck is a wonderful person who wants to do his best and I've nothing against him. That said, Zachary Quinto w… https://t.co/CXHlHcIakxAs time goes on I'm increasingly anxious about Strange New Worlds being a monkey's paw. It has the potential to rea… https://t.co/5WZZAWQyyNSTEM! STEM! STEM! STEM! STEM! STEM! Wait, how come nobody knows how to critically evaluate news sources? STEM! STEM… https://t.co/wkuXvqiAlF
Retweeted by Ben RoweYou know what? Good shit Xbox. https://t.co/YIehOsIdNY
Retweeted by Ben Rowe @franzferdinand2 We should all just start writing them again. Like, yeah, there's no money in it, but there was no… https://t.co/xVtwd1P20n @franzferdinand2 God I miss, like... Real articles.Remember being able to just go a website and it would sometimes have some longform media criticism that you could read?
Retweeted by Ben Rowe @thirstarchitect The other point on a meta level was to show how the Hollywood obsession with youthful protagonists… https://t.co/eGZ7nsjquq @thirstarchitect I mostly wanted to highlight the people who had unusual paths. Kirk was young, but had a very fast… https://t.co/HnuR9aMZlP @MattWatterworth Starfleet *really* wanted to fast track him. If he'd taken his first offer he'd have been captain… https://t.co/ItW7hWzcZsMichael Burnham - graduated Vulcan Science Academy, age 23 - served as XO on board USS Shenzhou for seven years bef… https://t.co/UHHIk15404William Riker - graduated Starfleet Academy Command Program, age 22 - assigned to conn on USS Pegasus, serving on t… https://t.co/lGwVGCSSgUSaru - rescued from Starfleet from his homeworld, graduated Starfleet Academy Science Program - served as science o… https://t.co/i2usBi1CVnGabriel Lorca (mirror) - suffered a transporter accident and replaced his (presumed dead) prime universe counterpar… https://t.co/ItrztnslGtPhilippa Georgieu - graduated Starfleet Academy Science program, age 22 - served aboard multiple starships, promote… https://t.co/dOpQCHytiHJames Kirk (alternate) - thrown out of the Academy for cheating, hijacked a starship, saved Earth from destruction,… https://t.co/R8d2vdO1gMJonathan Archer - graduated Earth Starfleet Flight School, age 24 - became a test pilot for the NX program - became… https://t.co/ZqB3Xdg3aGKathryn Janeway - graduated from Starfleet Academy Science Program, age 21 - served as science officer for several… https://t.co/CTVIRDA6R0Benjamin Sisko - graduated from Starfleet Academy Engineering Program, age 22 - served in the diplomatic corps, the… https://t.co/Zfw2g3xpViJean-Luc Picard - graduated from Starfleet Academy Command Program, age 22 - served on many ships before becoming h… https://t.co/nWvMOaMlpkJames Kirk (prime) - graduated from Starfleet Academy Command Program, age 23, rank of lieutenant - First posting a… https://t.co/eqXcPYrB2uJourney to the Captain's Chair: Christopher Pike (prime) - Graduated from Starfleet Academy Command Program, age 22… https://t.co/FbMwRCMLzCAgain, the thing about Ray Fisher speaking up is that there is absolutely no way that doing so will help his career… https://t.co/GbHA43SGNl
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1/15
2021
Just thinking about this thing of ancient history today, no reason https://t.co/5aCVM89xU4
Retweeted by Ben RoweThe difference between the 1940s and now is that exposing white supremacists as laughable idiots with silly codenam… https://t.co/5vDfpBDCdoI mean, the animated shows were always their own thing? Inspired by the comics but not beholden to them, nor the co… https://t.co/l5ACbL7Rao @Ragnell Realizing Geoff Johns is racist was like a wild Rosetta Stone that has ruined his work but also made it all make sense.#LRT An aggravating aspect of modern office life is the conflation of social engagement w/work performance. Work is… https://t.co/arsJ40QeYF
Retweeted by Ben RoweThe expectation that you have to be friends w/your co workers — not just friendly but *friends* — is unreasonable.… https://t.co/5PLrbW7pMi
Retweeted by Ben RoweYes. Think of it this way: How many people voted for Donald Trump the Republican politician, and how many voted for… https://t.co/ZFcppoypDE
Retweeted by Ben RoweIn my early 20's, I worked in a bar. Sometimes drunk guys would try to start fights. The very nice bouncer would th… https://t.co/CeKycTRXNS
Retweeted by Ben Rowethey say "anxiety is like hearing combat music in a video game, but not seeing any enemies." but they don't mentio… https://t.co/Xs49vVud49
Retweeted by Ben RoweOh god, we're the plot of The Lighthouse. https://t.co/ulUwA8SdZaHey Twitter, which light genre fic should I read this afternoon?I can't stop thinking about this. When Democrats lose vs. when Republicans lose https://t.co/GAamNUEwf8
Retweeted by Ben RoweBtw, not every movie featuring the Joker has won an Oscar. Y'all forgetting the 1966 Batmn movie.The way people are willing to just publicly be idiots of the most intense sort here on the internet for everyone to… https://t.co/OjKgHSr9mW @Beigemoth Yeah I will 100% admit that what's prevented me from checking it out for years has been a) how bad that… https://t.co/DtMk2s3NGXThe ultimate Karen move: wanting the manager to fire an employee that hasn't even started his first day of work yet. https://t.co/YgylWucwJC
Retweeted by Ben RoweImagine being impeached more times than you’ve been elected
Retweeted by Ben Rowe @beckycloonan @rdauterman Are the 90s Capcom versions of Marvel characters the best looking version of every charac… https://t.co/QjDRArU3cG
1/14
2021
Donald Trump today became the first president in American history not to be able to tweet in response to his second impeachment.
Retweeted by Ben RoweHigh school history classes will have mock impeachments where each kid has to impeach Trump for something else — fr… https://t.co/9eXfoovCLH
Retweeted by Ben RoweLooking at the amount of D&D novels released in the late 90s versus now, it's like the amount of D&D tie-in fiction… https://t.co/v7BumGazIE @heyjenbartel ImPEACHed? Is this anything? @Manruss @jeffparker I feel like Lost in New York might be the one for this instance
Retweeted by Ben Rowereconsider the Impeachment 2: Electric Boogaloo jokes since that's now the term Trumpers use for "2nd Civil War."… https://t.co/ivaYPwlujc
Retweeted by Ben Rowe @ShaneMBailey @Ragnell Unfortunately he was responsible for too much real harm to the country.Trump has always been a threat to national security. It was obvious to absolutely everyone from day 1. I don’t know… https://t.co/rZmwo5jTqy
Retweeted by Ben RoweYou can always count on Mitch McConnell to always do the wrong thing. He won’t even do the right thing for the wr… https://t.co/0oE5DTtICs
Retweeted by Ben Rowe @QuandaryMan YES!!!! @thelindsayellis @marysuewriter I recognize this kind of behaviour (reaching out, not getting a reply, overreacting… https://t.co/zYVthYpF0N @Kevin_Church And: https://t.co/bTDj4NxrR3 @Kevin_Church Anyways, https://t.co/NXVCAMoTjf @Kevin_Church Oh hey, it's Bob Kane's swipe of Todd McFarlane's Batman art! He was *really* into swiping McFarlane's Batman at the time.Since when was accountability not a legitimate reason for exacting consequences?
Retweeted by Ben RoweIt's so wild that so many R reps are like "aint no point to it" as if impeachment is just like... a label. and not… https://t.co/ozkHb30uSy
Retweeted by Ben RoweI know a guy who got fired by a real estate company because he tweeted a lot about video games and his boss thought… https://t.co/pTX3YcYEcP
Retweeted by Ben RoweIf you try to put out the fire, it will just make the fire angrier.
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Retweeted by Ben RoweF.W. Murnau was a master of using forced perspective. Small cars driven by children pass through the background of… https://t.co/bXvyw0ACnt
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Retweeted by Ben RoweYouTube has created a fascinating shift in the needs of media professionals in that there's an entire strata of peo… https://t.co/hcDfxmDphV
Retweeted by Ben RoweThat it's 2021 and no one handed Mike Maihack an all ages Supergirl and Batgirl series like... Five years ago, is i… https://t.co/YUcHE5agiW
1/13
2021
@MoviesSilently Just remember that the Declaration of Independence is so inherent to the concept of freedom that th… https://t.co/hC3FpwKK1K @MoviesSilently Oh boy. @MoviesSilently Broadly this is the American approach to everything.These are called deliverables and if a client doesn't give them to you up front (or doesn't know the answer when as… https://t.co/HbmS0W7HK6While taking cover under the seats of the gallery, we were instructed to take off our mask in order to put on a gas… https://t.co/5zoZLfPyjQ
Retweeted by Ben Rowe1960: Psycho 1959: Some Like It Hot 1958: Vertigo 1957: The Seventh Seal 1956: Forbidden Planet 1955: Richard III 1… https://t.co/lSqufO5pubI'm gonna take a week off work when it's safe for everyone to go to the movies again.
Retweeted by Ben Rowe @spoilerknewbest Like, they don't have to make a 1-20 campaign, even though I have done so, I get that's hard. But… https://t.co/eJWPjMYqKeThis song was too perfect. 😅 https://t.co/ZESIcecQAh
Retweeted by Ben RoweLike, they want to have adventures where the characters do big world shattering things, but they *also* want every… https://t.co/TY978orrzXListen, I know WotC's data tells them no one plays past level 10, but having run three 1-20 campaigns since 2015, a… https://t.co/e73FzjkevTTrump's failure to act? Uh, guys, who do you think sent the mob? https://t.co/bOhyHcto7S
1/12
2021
@jason1749 @TheOtherJeff That's such uniquely terrible casting.When a Republican says "impeachment is divisive" it's the same as when an abusive spouse tells you that if you leav… https://t.co/1VQvuMcNuP
Retweeted by Ben RoweIt'd be interesting for somebody to determine how much productivity was lost by workers having to deal with this ad… https://t.co/I1kSX0n8OM
Retweeted by Ben RoweThe issues we face today are just a remix of the issues we had when this country was founded, during the civil war,… https://t.co/P1vdHPAlvQ
Retweeted by Ben RoweI really wish establishment dems would adjust their message from "this is not who we are" to "this is not who we wa… https://t.co/BVPg0mrAxY
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Retweeted by Ben Rowe...a month, Joe. $2k a month. https://t.co/WAbI80kM0Q
Retweeted by Ben RoweHoly SHIT. I didn't know Smithsonian Online's content DB used CC0 as the license. You can do ANYTHING YOU WANT with… https://t.co/bQNeI9MmK0
Retweeted by Ben RoweThe UCP do not believe in government. They believe a la Reagan/Thatcher that government is the problem. It’s not su… https://t.co/HA959G0HHc
Retweeted by Ben Rowe1970: Beneath the Planet of the Apes 1969: On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1968: Planet of the Apes 1967: You Only… https://t.co/tsGIcYfAjWMy wish list for the Strange New Worlds hair and make-up team: Get Spock's sideburns right. (Managed it in the Shor… https://t.co/gybYZg9SFhHe has no power in this. He’s not a member of Congress. It doesn’t matter, he will be sworn in on January 20th.… https://t.co/GRRy0CEhEd
Retweeted by Ben Rowe“The secret location where Congress was sheltering in place because an insurrectionist mob fueled by Trump were ran… https://t.co/vndYKxLfHb
Retweeted by Ben RoweTypical abuser behaviour https://t.co/DprlS7l5ITThe “party of personal responsibility” seems to be having a really hard time accepting responsibility.
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1/11
2021
@Spearhafoc_ I mean, I think this person's on to something associating each genre with a primary emotion it is desi… https://t.co/MVlTJB9HijREAD THIS. "The lie outlasts the liar. The idea that Germany lost the First World War in 1918 because of a Jewish “… https://t.co/ax0hJxhE6K
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1/10
2021

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