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
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.
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.
“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
“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.