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Star Trek Advent Calender

Day 23 - Favorite star trek novel/comic

Can I just say that like Andy Robinson literally is a treasure to this fandom because like 

Highlights off the top of my head and in no particular order:

  • Garak crushing on a male classmate
  • Young and confused Garak in general
  • Garak crushing on a female classmate 
  • Mila the regnar!!!!!!! Lil lizard teaching bigger lizard how to bled into the background!!!!!!!!!
  • Parmak taking care of an even more Mentally Ill™ than normal Garak
  • The fact Andy literally founded Parmak/Garak with his own two hands
  • The realization that Andy literally founded and sails the biggest canon and post-canon Garak ships 
  • Garak mentioning neck ridges a lot like a lot
  • We finally figure out why he was exiled (!!!!!)
  • Parmak saying “my dear Elim” and Garak feeling it was necessary to include that in his letter to Julian
  • Gay subtext and gay text in general 
  • The fact he’s basically writing an autobiography with the intent of sending it off to Julian because he trusts Julian and feels he would understand 
  • Political drama in the ruins of Cardassia (!!!)
  • How Andy describes the wasteland of Cardassia post-Dominion War
  • How he describes Garak’s mental bs in general
  • Garak pushing around rubble and making “monuments” in basically his backyard/where Tain’s house used to be
  • Top notch writing in general (Andy literally has a Masters in English) 
  • And a lot of other stuff that I’m probably forgetting right now because I last read this book like four years ago (maybe five ???) 
  • Just go read A Stitch in Time for yourselves because it is just Awesome™
Day #1

Star Trek Voyager, Dark Frontier, 5x15/16 is for so many reasons one of my favourite episodes. So here are two J/C gifs from that episode:

Kathryn Janeway making sure the crew knows the hulk is hers before she leaves the ship, “And remember people, I’ve got dibs on this.”

Zodiac Advent Calendar Day 9: Winter Sports for the Signs
  • Aries: alpine skiing
  • gliding down a mountain, gravity and balance, incredible speed, strength and agility, fine motor skills, demanding and unforgiving, constantly changing conditions
  • Taurus: ice hockey
  • maintaining balance, moving quickly, lower- and upper-body strength, sacrificing for a team, resiliency, generosity and optimism, pushing each other to the limits
  • Gemini: ice speedskating
  • falling and getting back up again, body control and stamina, improving muscle strength, balance and coordination, finding your pace, fast but elegant race
  • Cancer: bobsledding
  • feeling like a speeding bullet, trusting your teammates and own abilities, great strength required, the wildest roller-coaster ride, driving solely by feel, precision
  • Leo: freestyle skiing
  • perfect balance of body and mind, variety of flips and twists, an open and creative sport, speed, height, excitement, putting on a show for the judges
  • Virgo: cross country skiing
  • pushing yourself, hard work, stamina required, scenic views, balanced tempo, varied track (flat,curved, uphill, downhill), great workout, physically demanding
  • Libra: figure skating
  • elegance and beauty, hard work and body tension, swirling over the ice, unity of body and music, flexibility, the feeling of hovering in the air
  • Scorpio: snowboarding
  • flying down a hill, fast speed, cold air on your face, confidence, taking risks, using all your senses, riding your heart out, falling down and getting up
  • Sagittarius: ski jumping
  • being aware of what every fiber in your body is doing, the risk of falling, the feeling of wind flowing around you, the absence of worries, incredible body tension, perfect timing
  • Capricorn: biathlon
  • the collaboration of body and mind, acurracy, concentration and stamina, strain and relief, the perfect balance of speed and precision, final sprint
  • Aquarius: luging
  • incredible speed, feeling even the tiniest bump in the ice, body tension and concentration, the sleigh responds to every move of your body, danger, trust in your mind and body
  • Pisces: nordic combined
  • air and earth, flying and running, all-round cardio workout, strong balance and flexibility, use of two opposite muscle types, explosiveness and strength vs. swiftness and endurance
Star Trek Advent Calendar - Day Fourteen: Favorite Star Trek Fanfiction

omg how can i even choose? there are so many good spirk works out there but here are some of my favorites

Leave No Soul Behind - whochick
Phoenix - museaway
Postmortem – aconitum-napellus
I Walked My Love On The Night — lashadas
A Second Chance - Ayesakara
The lotus eaters –aldora89
A common oddyssey – Elise Madrid
A dance in shadow and silence – eimeo
How we operate – MissBAMF
The Ren shat'var Trilogy - Cate Adams
A matter of biology – M.E. Carter
Atlas – distractedKat
Speak of Me in the Present Tense - LaughingGas
So Wise We Grow – Deastar
Fighting Gravity – pantswarrior
How We Are (but not how we’re going to be) - alpha_hydra
Rare Merchandise – Cate Adams

Everyone’s out there being a productive member of their fandom and I’m sitting here like….

Star Trek Advent Calendar via @vulcankisseshuman

Day 5 - Favourite Villain: Kai Winn

I think there’s a strong case to be made that Winn is the best-crafted Trek villain of all time - certainly the best woman villain. She is motivated by a combination of religious fervour and personal ambition and the audience is invited to empathize with her just enough that we can question our own susceptibility to those ways of thinking. 

She’s also not a one-note baddie. Sometimes she’s merely an annoyance to Sisko and/or Kira, armed with passive-aggressive remarks, while at other times she’s a serious threat, willing to kill in pursuit of her beliefs. There are even episodes where you can find good in her, like “In the Cards,” where she earnestly asks Sisko for his advice as Emissary, swallows her pride and takes it. And gets to tell off Weyoun, which is golden. 

Plus Louise Fletcher nails every beat.

Star Trek Advent Calendar - Day 16: Favorite promotional photo

Although it’s officially rejected, I love this one most. The atmosphere is just so relaxed and yet the whole photo speaks volumes to my poor shipper heart.

The way Kathryn leans towards Chakotay and looks at Tuvok. For counsel? To tease? Busted? The graceful lines of her face, the relaxed way in which she sits, those clasped hands… 

The way Chakotay looks at her with adoration and that small smile. Like she’s the single most important person in his universe.

The way Tuvok slightly raises his eyebrow, as if to say, you humans and your human nonsense…

The Force Awakens

Advent Prompt #14: Jealousy. (Or what happens when Chris and Darren realize that only one of them can go to the Star Wars premiere). 2K [AO3 Read Previous Advent fics on: AO3 | Tumblr

Darren’s stuck in Los Angeles traffic when he gets the phone call. “Hey you,” he answers. “I’m headed your way now but the freeway is pretty backed up. It’ll probably be another twenty minutes or so.”

Chris sighs. “Okay…”

“Sorry,” Darren apologizes. “Everything alright?”

“Not exactly. When you get here, we need to talk,” Chris manages, sounding uneasy.

“Um… okay? Are you breaking up with me?” Darren asks, laughing nervously.

“What? No, no, definitely not. Although who knows, you might want to break up with me by the end of the night.”

Darren’s really not liking where this conversation is headed. He’s never been one for vagueness or beating around the bush. “Chris, just tell me now, please? Don’t torture me for the next half hour until I get to your place.”

“I thought you said twenty minutes before?”

“And that was my optimistic view of the traffic. But given that I’ve barely moved five feet since then…” he trails off.

“Yeah, fair enough. So, I got a ticket in the mail today,” Chris admits.

“Dude, seriously, is that all? You got another parking fine? Who fucking cares,” Darren scoffs, shaking his head fondly.

“No, not that kind of– I got a ticket to the premiere,” Chris explains.

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