Do you know of anyone that recs Space Husbands (Jim Kirk/Spock) fics?
hmn possibly but i haven’t really been active in the ST fandom in a longwhile so i can’t name you a particular person but i can rec you a few of my favorites:
Shine Like The Sun by kyliselle (E, 25k) An accident leaves Spock with amnesia. His last memory is bringing a cadet up on charges for cheating on the Kobayashi Maru - a cadet who, to his disgust, is now his bondmate.
Divergence by 13empress (E, 154k) A single Romulan from Nero’s crew survives, who is pulled through the forming singularity to approximately 13 years into the past and manages to convene with the Narada of year 2245. Aware that he could lose everything if he were to wait for his revenge, Nero decides to even the odds by kidnapping the young Spock and Kirk from their respective homes and deliberately sets about to change the time line. Meanwhile, scientists monitoring the anomaly that the artificial singularity left behind receive confirmation that a member of Nero’s crew is alive and in the past. Uncertain of the impact upon their own time line or indeed upon the Federation of the (new) alternate time line, Starfleet Command issues orders for the Enterprise crew who are in their second year of serving together to investigate the matter by going through the anomaly.
Celebrate the Earth and Sky by Aerlalaith (M, 116k) Earth never reached its full technological potential. The Federation never happened. But the serendipitous rescue of a doomed mission sets into motion a series of events – and individuals – whose choices will either release Earth from its chains, or bind it forever.
Pink by the_deep_magic (E, 7k) Jim’s first thought upon waking is that everything has gone completely, mysteriously, and catastrophically pink.
Come out of the garden, baby You’ll catch your death in the fog Young girl, they call them the Diamond Dogs Young girl, they call them the Diamond Dogs
this thread I’m having with @batoushoujo got me wanting to make a tg verse for chess because, as i think i said before in a different post, thematically all the qs members in :re have their rival ghoul that potentially reflects their fears or affects them some way or whatever you call it. so i decided on making chess that rival.
chess in this verse is still named chess, he’s still a “stray” for similar past reasons as almost all his verses. this time, however, he was a very active and infamous person in his old pack. this clear difference is why chess in this verse is more prideful than in the others. he’s a bum, but a bum that will snap your neck if you so much as look at him funny.
a few details regarding chess in this verse:
he goes by yasahiro yagiyama as a “human”, he goes by chess within his group
he was part of a supposedly defunct ghoul group named halloween jack
he’s known as diamond dog–as diamond dog, he made a name for being brutal and “unstable”, due to operating on his own sense of justice that meant he’d even kill and eat other ghouls; his rank is SS~
he tattoos his sclera white, so his kakugan is concealed
his mask is made of worn leather and covers his entire face
this mask is in the shape of a rottweiler’s features, with a metal frame surrounding it that gives it the appearance of a muzzle that was broken off
chess latches on to tem because of awakening to a potential threat excites him in a bad way
a few details regarding his kagune:
firstly, it’s a bikaku type
it forms as two tails, one thin and loose, the other sturdy and hammerlike
chess has a half-kakuja form that only appears when he’s lost it, all it does is form a shell that coils around his legs
his style of engagement is more focused on ambush and annihilation
if possible, he won’t bring out his kagune and simply kill someone with first strike of his hands, this leaves him to be a bit unused to the kagune
this doesn’t mean he is a pushover, he was feared a long time ago for good reason
a few details regarding halloween jack:
halloween jack was formed when chess was young, and he was one of the founding members
chess can read, and has an interest in western literary canon; halloween jack held literacy and focus on high art as a major tenant of its organization, as it viewed these aspects as necessary in a “rebellion” against a dystopian world
one of the members of halloween jack gave chess the novel he is fond of: 2666
halloween jack is famous for its high investigator body count, which chess contributed to
and now, because of course i have to, a list of the few references in the meta of this au:
diamond dog and halloween jack are both references to david bowie’s album diamond dogs; more specifically, halloween jack is the suave leader of the diamond dogs, a group of punks terrorizing the post-apocalypse with a taste for fur and jewelry
both diamond dogs and the halloween jack group reference the dystopia seen in 1984
chess’ favorite novel being 2666 has another loaded reference: the novel features Santa Teresa, a city plagued by a certain type of violence, and is based on themes of “violence, death, and a grim world where everything is wrong”
his mask being shaped like a rottweiler’s profile is used as rottweilers were butcher dogs before becoming exclusively a herding breed, rottweilers are also known for their strength and devotion
his kagune being two tails is reference to bakeneko who, among other things, were said to bring wolves with them to hunt humans who traveled in the woods
AOS. Jim and Spock meet as children. Jim’s mother is absent; his caretakers are abusive. Sarek and Amanda rescue their son’s friend and raise the boys together. They discover they are t’hy’la and are bonded. Spock goes to Earth to join Starfleet; Jim goes with him.
Very loosely based on this prompt from the Star Trek XI Kink meme: Chess AU. Kirk and Spock meet as kids at an intergalactic chess tournament for the Federation Planets. Spock, a discipline of the strictest rules of chess and the undefeated champion in his age group, is completely pwned by Kirk, a wild-card who gleans his talent by playing all manners of chess styles. They become heated rivals, battling each other throughout their chess “careers,” which pretty much develops into UST once you toss teenage hormones into the mix. Inevitably chess is pretty much just their foreplay before they finally sit up and realize that they’ve fallen for each other.
so technically they don’t go to the academy in this one but it’s really good okay just read it
This is a story about two lost boys who find their identities in each
other, only to be torn apart by their fears, confusion, and
insecurities. This is a story about scars and anger, forgiveness and
trust. This is a story that spans more than ten years - from that first,
sudden summer love, through the trialling Academy years, and into the
adventure of adulthood. This is a story about a love that remains -
whether it’s wanted or not.
Spock and Jim meet at a Starfleet function as toddlers and spontaneously
bond. One would think meeting one’s soulmate at so young an age would
make courtship fairly easy… Not so much when the two people in question
are each vying for the spot of the most stubborn being in the galaxy and
neither likes to do anything the easy way. Features culture differences and two boys unwilling to discuss feelings.
and his family have moved to Earth. He has accepted this. But when Jim
Kirk moves in next door and Spock accidentally gets a glimpse of the
younger boy’s pain, Spock refuses to accept the fact that he cannot
help. It may be illogical, but he will unravel the mystery that is Jim
Unable to make friends on
Vulcan Spock’s mom suggests he sign up for Starfleet’s Intergalactic Pen
Pal system to seek out new friends and experiences on other planets. Spock
picks Earth and gets matched to one Jim Kirk and their letters go back
and forth for years until Jim suddenly stops responding. Years later,
Spock turns down a spot at the Vulcan Science Academy and heads to
Earth to join Starfleet in hope of finding out what happened to Jim.
Hi! I'm new to Spirk (yes I know. I started shipping mckirk what can I say) and I'm in need of some midlength recommendations!! Can you hit me up with some?
Absolutely! Not sure if we agree on ‘midlength’ so I included the word counts. All the fic are great,but please read the summaries/warnings as this is an eclectic mix. Also, these authors a very talented and have writing quite a bit- please check out their other works!
Hello, I wanted to ask for advice. I love your chessverse, and I wanted to do a cosplay of it at Anime Expo. But, I'm a bit limited on time, and money. So I was wondering if you have any suggestions for Alfred's outfit that is simple, but easy to pull off? Ahhh I'm sorry for bothering you, this question probably doesn't make much sense. ;w;
hey anon, super flattered you enjoy chessverse! I oriignally wrote all this stuff and then accidentally closed my tumblr tab and now it’s all gone T_T but basically there are a whole lot of different eras in chessverse. the modern day is very minimal and clean; monochromatic matte tones, fitted blazers and high collars, leather shoes or boots. Alfred generally stays in the estate though so he is often in singlet and pants hahaa.
Babu has sketched you a quick outfit - this woud be about 30 or so years before present day chessverse but after the victorian era. Hope this helps! <3
PS: post a picture of your outfit!!!! Babu and I are dying to see x