a spockie

353: Tribute to Spock

I grew up with and love Star Trek, so today’s drawing honors the late Leonard Nimoy. Today also coincides with the passing of my grandpa, so I’d like to say rest in peace good sirs. Thank you for being such an inspiration in my life. 

You can see Spock and his kitty in Assignment Earth, Season 2 Episode 26.

trans guy leonard mccoy
  • he knew from a young age who he was; he never really related to femininity on any level, even if his overwhelming capacity for compassion occasionally threw the more old-fashioned members of his hometown for a loop
  • mostly he spent a lot of his childhood running around in coveralls and boots; nothing else. drove his poor mother nuts.
  • “leo please put on some real clothes”
  • “look ma, I found a frog!”
  • (sidenote: she’s the only member of the family who’s not surprised when he joins starfleet)
  • her troubles didn’t stop with his sartorial choices, though, since he also tended to lop his own hair off with scissors when it got annoying
  • he hated it that choppy, but so did she–doing it himself was a guaranteed way to get her to agree to let him get a “proper” haircut from one of his cousins, who was going to school to be a hairdresser
  • (@ my fellow southerners–we all have that cousin, right? it’s not just me?)
  • (anyway)
  • bones doesn’t get surgery until he’s out of med school because, well, he’s too fucking busy to be laid up long enough to heal properly, even with regens
  • during that before time, he has a delightful habit of matching his binders to his underwear, and there’s at least a couple holos of drunken college shenanigans that record this fact
  • (somehow, even the delighted grin on jim’s face when he stumbles across them isn’t enough to make bones regret holding on to them)
  • bones also has a significantly less endearing habit of not eating as much as he should
  • used to be that the skinnier he was, the less weight in his hips/breasts/face/etc, and the less dysphoric he felt, but this habit has unfortunately persisted
  • he’s both fully aware of how unhealthy it is and no longer in need of it as a coping mechanism, but he just can’t seem to convince himself to go for more than the bare minimum, even though he loves food
  • (it worries christine, sometimes. she never says it outright, but when jim dumps an extra slice of cake on his plate on the same day bones’s yeoman hands him a sandwich with his paperwork, he knows it’s her doing)
  • he’s a decently old fashioned guy, who also has more than a bit of insecurity on top of a side helping of social dysphoria–he’s too short and too scrawny, and all throughout his teens and twenties, he makes up for those facts with a whole lot of bluster
  • (that, uh. that’s not a habit he’s managed to completely break either.)
  • (obviously.)
  • on the enterprise, he’s the cranky trans elder who can and will yell at you for unsafe binding practices, but he’s also there to be a shoulder to cry on when it’s necessary
  • (and sometimes it’s just necessary, no matter how accepting the twenty-third century is)
  • I said yesterday that genderfluid janice isn’t the one that baby enbys go to when they start to question their gender? somehow, bones is
  • he does not understand this
  • why do they always come to me, spock
  • is there something about me that screams “friendly”
  • can I eradicate it
  • but the fact of the matter is, leonard horatio mccoy was pretty much born to be a dad, and one who gives great advice and better hugs on top of that
  • mid-twenties mid-gender-crisis ensigns–they can smell that from a mile away


A very important and pertinent and Fascinating issue raised by @psicygni, doubtlessly worthy of careful consideration, which is why I am formally switching my dissertation topic as I write this.

The reason he has the dorky bowl cut, which really has grown on me through the years and I’m not complaining, is not necessarily that he likes the way it looks on him, but mainly that it’s pretty much the default haircut for Vulcans, no? (Although, and the shortest my hair has ever been is chin length so I might be totally wrong, it also looks like it would be awfully high-maintenance, so not very logical at all?) Anywho, my guess would be that if he lived in modern day SF he would have an equally common haircut, so not the 🍜 with pointy sideburns cause he’d have to go out of his way to get into that, right? Still, he’s Spocky, so it would be something practical because yes, he always looks Awesome, but in an Effortless Way. So nothing like this,

or like this, *sighs heavily* 

or, as much is pains me, because holy f#%&@ng shit, like this

cause it would be just too much time in front of the mirror in the morning and then checking that the whole thing is still up there and looking okay during the day and too much product that he would need to remember to pick up at the store and also this is not a haircut you can just let go, right? You have to trim it every couple of weeks and stuff or it’ll get too long, not very Logical or Efficient.

Something like this would be super easy to handle 

but somehow it just doesn’t scream Spock!!!!!! to me, plus I think it wouldn’t look that good if he were clean shaven and Spock would probably shave religiously even on weekends (although he’d get a Delicious, Edible five o’clock shadow by 3PM or something and he would look totally GQ and omg okay back on track).

So maybe something like this, minus the murderous psychopath look and the corpse in the background?

which in the end would be the same thing as this when it’s a little longer (although I guess a little darker) and yeah I can’t complain really, 

like, there is definitely some product but it’s very minimal and it seems like this is the hairstyle of about 7 out of 10 of the guys I talk to, who are mostly in their mid twenties to early thirties, so it feels like Spocko would probably gravitate towards something like this?

Also, may I just mention how very impressed I am that ZQ can rock about sixty different haircuts while I spend my life in a ponytail? 

Except this, he’s not rocking this.

  • McCoy [smirking]: Face it Spock, you're becoming soft
  • Spock [raised eyebrow]: I beg your pardon, doctor? I-
  • Kirk [dancing over]: Oh, Spocky-poo! I made you another coral necklace! [stage whisper] He keeps losing them. Hee hee
  • McCoy [smirks with raised eyebrow]: S-
  • Spock: I simply did not wish for the Doctor to become jealous of the many necklaces you have bestowed upon my person, Captain
  • McCoy: N-
  • Kirk [squee-ing]: Bones-y! Why didn't you just SAY so! I'll go make you one! [runs off]
  • McCoy: ...sometimes I hate you, hobgoblin...
  • Spock: It is mutual, Doctor
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