I think it makes it truer, speaks a million words, when a trek fan can stand up and say ‘I ship this’ and the other fan can say 'Oh I don’t ship that, I ship this.’ And they may not agree on the ship, but when you can still, at the end of the day say. “Friend, you are my friend, sure you have different aesthetics, we might even completely disagree on something. But I will respect you, and I won’t call you names, or belittle you for liking ____"
To me, that, speaks a billion words.
There is no wrong way, to enjoy Star Trek.
But there is a wrong way of being a Trekkie.
When you stop believing in the core principles; infinite diversity in infinite combinations. The beauty of what /could/ be the future of Star Trek.
That is where you’re gravely mistaken. You’ve lost the meaning, its purpose despite the entertainment quality.
To me, carrying the term 'Trekkie’ is such a huge honor, and a privilege. Something to hold onto and say, 'I know what we’re capable of’ 'I haven’t given up on humanity because I /know/ we are capable of something like this.'
THAT is beautiful, that, is what it means to be a Trekkie.
Once you start angrily blasting others for liking, doing what they love, especially if they aren’t hurting anyone? Calling names whether you think it to be 100% true or not?
Harmful, shameful, please reevaluate your thought process. Please.
"We all have differences, may we all come together and become greater than the sum of all of us.”