Last day before school starts. Last day to work on summer homework.
I’m doing the tedious, busy-work assignments right now. They’re much more enjoyable to do while watching Classic Who online. Paying attention is not necessary to the understanding of the first season.
But I feel as though I haven’t accomplished anything this summer; no plushies, no sculptures, very few completed drawings, and no muffin-baking. I got a good number of photos, but none are particularly good. Among the things I planned to do, I’ve finished… three, four? OTL
iPad needs charging now; 14% battery won’t get me through the rest of this AP Art History homework.
…a 21st or 20th Century human who somehow finds him/herself in a situation in which he/she is remarkable and heroic simply because he/she is the only ordinary 21st or 20th Century human among a number of non-21st or 20th Century humans.
It’s always a robot, an alien, or a genetically engineered/altered thing among 20th or 21st Century humans. Usually from our future. Or he’s Batman and he’s rich. For example: the T-800, the T-1000, the TX, Doraemon, Dorami-chan, Superman, Wolverine, Hellboy, Spiderman, the Doctor, Phil, (of the Future! Remember him? He doesn’t have pinky-toes!) Mr. Fantastic, and many, many, many more.
Douglas Adams explored this a bit in Mostly Harmless, but it turned out that the 20th Century human (none other than everyone’s favorite Arthur Dent) on an alien planet was only good at making sandwiches. He was deemed the Sandwich Maker.
And Marty McFly is an exception, though most of it is due to Doc Brown, who is also something of an exception in the third movie.
Then again, a story about some Rebecca Lee being stranded on an alien planet, then saving the day by replacing a lightbulb for mentally and physically inferior aliens wouldn’t be terribly interesting.