mylittleredgirl replied to your chat “andy robinson: garak really needs a romance writers: stop giving…”

whaaaat garak/dax i had not considered this.

There was a post about it a while back. I guess the lines were eventually cut from the finished product, but here’s how a scene in “Civil Defense” originally went down:

			If I were to input his code, the 
			computer would scan my DNA pattern 
			to determine if I really were Dukat.

			But what if we disconnected the 
			sensors in Ops... so that the computer 
			couldn't scan you?

	Garak looks at her with sudden appreciation.

			What a creative idea.
				(a beat)
			Tell me, do you eat breakfast, 

			Excuse me?

			My lunch calendar is full, but I am 
			looking for someone to join me at 
			breakfast.  I'm sure the Doctor will 
			tell you it's the most important 
			meal of the day.

			This is no time to plan your social 
			calendar.  Can you rewrite your access 
			code or not?

And Andy, apparently, played it to the hilt. He was apparently a bit saddened that the writers kind of looked at it and went yeahhhhh, no.

(How much do I love that little dig at Bashir, though? “I’m sure the Doctor would tell you it’s the most important meal of the day…” hee hee hee!)

Addendum–huh. “My lunch calendar is full.” So who does he have lunch with when he’s not having lunch with Bashir? Inquiring minds want to know!

mylittleredgirl replied to your post: tinsnip: so miles & keiko plus tw…

and the o’briens are the ‘everyman’ family too, like it’s AVERAGE that the family of a starfleet officer would naturally involve time-traveling children, pagh-wraith possession, android replicants, and that time keiko got turned into a 12-year-old.

“Average Starfleet Officer’s family undergoes traumatic incident three times a year actually statistical error Miles Georg O'Brien whose family lives on DS9 and undegoes three-thousand traumatic incidents a year is statistical outlier adn should not have been counted”
The Way We Are - Sareki
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Summary: (Kes&T) Kes and B’Elanna talk about the events of Sakari Prime. Set during Blood Fever. Rated G.

This story was written for capitainejuliette on Tumblr, who asked for a story about “that time when Kes and B’Elanna bonded over being the only one of their species around.” This was part of mylittleredgirl‘s fanfic challenge.

As always, many thanks to RSB for hand holding and bouncing ideas with me. Also thanks to Delwin for betaing.

Also on


I was tagged by mylittleredgirl to list my favorite albums (I’m guessing 9 because it’s visually pleasing?).

This is actually not a bad tour through the days when I truly Discovered Music (read: ages 13-17 when I was very sparkly but also Very Angry about Things, but Grey’s Anatomy basically sang me through high school), to my hipster phase in college (I have the Mat Kearney one as a t-shirt that I cut up mercilessly and then there are lots of selfies of me in it like lying in a field somewhere looking vaguely morose), to me embracing my true inner dork who loves to interpretive dance at concerts (and apparently a lot of other people do too??? WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I WAS SIXTEEN AND DANCING BY MYSELF) while wearing probably lethal amounts of glitter (glitter is banned in certain sections of my 100 year-old college due to yours truly, and that was half my college legacy).

I should also include in here that lovejustlied and I decided last summer that 85% of what I listen to can be categorized as Wailing Women and Moaning Men (I said mumbling, but Adrian really really wanted to use moaning, and so here we are), and this is a very good representation of that.

In no particular order (because I rarely listen to whole albums anymore):

  • Aims - Vienna Teng
  • Brandi Carlile - Brandi Carlile
  • So Jealous - Tegan & Sara
  • The Brink - The Jezabels
  • Young Love - Mat Kearney
  • How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful - Florence + the Machine
  • Ceremonials - Florence + the Machine
  • Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill

Runners-Up (not pictured) include lol probably other albums from the Grey’s golden era: Wreck of the Day (Anna Nalick), Eyes Open (Snow Patrol), One Cell in the Sea (A Fine Frenzy), The Hotel Cafe Presents Winter Songs (LITERALLY EVERY POPULARISH INDIE ARTIST OF 2010 IT IS THE BEST HOLIDAY ALBUM EVER

Tagging: neonjudas (duh), sora2522 (also duh), zthemovement, claudiablacks, recycledstars, ADRIAN JOIN IN IF YOU WANT BECAUSE YOU ARE PROBABLY VERY HAPPY I HAVE “moaning men” SOMEWHERE ON MY BLOG NOW, samantha-carter-is-my-muse, sententiousandbellicose

I’ve been tagged by beverlycrushcr to do a thing!

1) Why did you choose your URL?

Because I like space, and my name is Llin! (And also because this has been my online name since like 2002 and I’m too set in my ways to change it now.)

2)  What is your middle name?


3) If you could own a fairytale/fictional pet, what would it be?

Maaaaaaaaaaaaybe a unicorn but I don’t know if that would count as a pet. You DEFINITELY couldn’t count a dragon as a pet, but it would be fun to have one as a friend.

4)  Favourite colour?

Is it green? Is it purple? Is it red? Is it dark blue? I’m not sure. One of those. I was actually thinking the other day about how when you’re a kid this is a normal and expected getting-to-know-you question and most people have an answer, and then once you grow up people seem to care a lot less about what colours you like. 

5) Favourite song?

There’s no way I could ever narrow it down to one definitive favourite, but my current endless repeat song is Third Eye from the new Florence + the Machine album.

6)  What are your top five fandoms?

At least three of them are Star Trek. But no, if I’m allowed to count the whole of Star Trek as one, then, obviously that’s the top. After that… in terms of my fannish output, Doctor Who/The Sarah Jane Adventures is probably next on the list, followed by Harry Potter fandom (or, let’s face it, McGonagall fandom, guest-starring Molly). Most of my M*A*S*H fic is not around now but it’s definitely one of the fandoms that’s meant the most to me for longest. And I’m not going to pick a fifth because there are too many. It’s breaking my heart not to be listing like twenty more things.

7) Why do you enjoy Tumblr?

I love how much it caters to the way I like to enjoy stuff - gifsets are a perfect compromise when you want to be rewatching something constantly but don’t have time, and they lend themselves to the sort of detailed analysis of canon that I love. Also making a Tumblr post with just one random observation or headcanon feels ok and not intimidating, and if you put it in the tag then other people will see it whether they know you or not, and maybe share or add to your ideas. I don’t find it quite as easy to make friends here as I did on LJ/DW, but in spite of that I’ve met some really awesome people.

8) Tag all 9 of your Tumblr crushes

Apparently my Tumblr crushes are jescissa touchdownpossum mylittleredgirl pixiedane starstarship sophiagratia carawj silly-cleo usuallyhats - but if you’re not them and want to do this, consider yourself tagged, and if you are and you don’t want to, obv don’t! ;)

Get to know me meme

Tagged by fogsblue (thank you!)

  1. Name? Kristen
  2. Where are you from? Southern California
  3. Favorite color? Purple
  4. Write something in caps. CAAAAAKE!
  5. Favorite bands/artists? This list could get unreasonably long, so I’ll go with Muse and Metric.
  6. Favorite number? Lucky 13
  7. Favorite drink? Spiced rum + ginger ale + fresh lime. Or water/coffee if we’re talking non-booze stuff.
  8. Tag 8 people you want to get to know better. I think there are a few people for whom I could fill in their answers myself. But, if any of you want to, I’ll say reflectingiridescent, doctorscullyy, thezelbinion, chevronlocked, mylittleredgirl, princesspersephones, midknightwriter, and geneeste.

I think this is the first time I’ve ever tagged the actual requisite number of people. Mostly I’m always interested in the music questions.

I’m feeling very happy at the moment, and wanted to spread some love to those that made it possible:

To hardrightturn for encouraging me to hang on to my sanity during this rough work week, and for never failing to be my partner in flail. That Stalker episode!! Thanks for always keeping an eye on the sky for me. <3

To mylittleredgirl for being the queen of excellent commentary; your hilarious tags on all things Star Trek and Stargate have kept me entertained during this trying week. I’ve been thinking about you a lot and sending as much love as I can your way.

To gilllianfoster who completely understands my partners kink and will make me cry if she ever changes her blog name! Motive has been my saving tv grace the last couple of weeks and season 2 is so right up my alley. Thank you for introducing me to it – feel free to always send me your recs.

To earnmysong for keeping my brain occupied with important sci-fi questions and 12 Monkeys theories. AND FOR WRITING ME FIC. And for sending me snippets of other work in progress fics, and for reaching out to me to make sure I’m okay when I disappear. Also, for Center Stage. And your positivity and enthusiasm. There are lots of reasons you make me happy.

To syd15 – do I really need to explain? All the fandoms, all the thoughts, basically. You get me. :D And you tag everything so I can search for stuff – this is a big deal when it’s late at night and I need a spiral. Plus, you’re trying to help me get out of the Under The Dome disaster I put myself in which is no small undertaking. Thanks for replying to posts and for your sweetness.

To bhalobashi because omg thank you for still watching Suits and chatting with me about it. I don’t know why we’re doing this to ourselves, but I love discussing the episodes with you. Our talk on Wednesday spurred forward the fic I’d been puttering around in, and Thursday and Friday were much less painful work days with otp thoughts in my head.

And to cottonwoolfairy because even though we’ve never chatted, I’ve been seeing you liking/reblogging my posts all week and it makes me smile. I think we’d get along swell. :)

Thanks to all of you this week, and to so many more but then I’d have to long post tag this. You guys are all good people.


Star Trek: Voyager - Protectors by Kirsten Beyer You are indeed correct, in the context of Janeway stating “Let me think, where did I leave the keys to that chastity belt” she was arguing with Admiral Montgomery about her relationship with Captain Chakotay and what would happen if she were to return to the fleet and be in charge (overseeing Captain Chakotay) out in the DQ. Here are two screen caps that may help put it into context and now that Protectors has been out for a couple of weeks, I don’t mind posting it (since it is a bit of a spoiler, though they already had spent their *only* night together at Proxima Station in an earlier book) So Montgomery is the one arguing the “finer” points of professional conduct with her.

mylittleredgirl replied to your post: Okay, I just saw a post about how “Chi…

I love you. The O’Briens are my DS9 OTP by virtue of their somehow staying married, and this headcanon is 100% perfect.

“Somehow staying married” is the right way to put it. They drive each other nuts. But when it comes down to it, they’ve got each other’s backs, and that’s the most important thing.

Also, I think Keiko’s got a wicked nasty sense of humour, and she makes Miles giggle inappropriately at public events.

“Stop it!”

“I’m not the one laughing. Oh, look, there he goes again–”

“Stop it!” And he’s blushing, burying his laughter behind his hand, while Keiko grins.