bigbananaslug did a review of the new Hobbit movie, calling it bad fanfic. seawasp disagreed. I don't think he liked the movie either, but he has standards for "bad fanfic" that the movie never approached. At one point (referring to Dwarf/Elf love), Sluggy used the word rishathra, which means a "sexual practice outside one's own species but within the intelligent hominoids." More simply, sex with aliens that look sorta human.
I said, in part, "Oh, good grief. I haven't read a Ringworld story in years. I'd forgotten that term for Kirk getting every chick regardless of race or color (green, for example) because Trek never borrowed it. But they did practice it. A lot."
Well, Star Trek TOS ran from '66 to '68, and Ringworld was first published in 1970. Trek couldn't borrow it—it hadn't been invented (as a term) yet. But there have been five series since TOS (including the cartoon, which had Nivenish characters). The term should have been borrowed, stolen or at least imitated by now.
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