one of my favorite things about voyager

one of my favorite things about voyager is how often tuvok is like “fuck it, i’ll mind meld with them/that/you” and they’re like, “tuvok, you really don’t have to–” but he’s already like, “shhhhh” and pressing his hand against someone’s face

anonymous asked:

give me five reasons why jihope is the best ship ever

1. they’re very much supportive of each other. well, they both pointed at each other when asked which member they need when relieving their stress. jimin has said in the past that looking at hobi gives him strength, and that he hates being teased but when it’s hobi he feels happy. jimin “wrote” j-hope with his body and sent a supportive message for hobi who was practicing late at night (this also happened when some malicious/hateful hashtags about hobi started to trend). hoseok has said that when he’s worried about something, he goes to jimin for advice. when one of them is crying, they practically always start to cry as well. hoseok supporting jimin when he was filming for the mv. hoseok cheering for jimin when he was performing at gayo daejun’s opening last year. them taking care of each other. not to mention the amount of times hobi tried to make jimin laugh (and succeeded).

2. massage partners !! so this is. one of my favorite things they do. it first caught my attention on bon voyage season 1 where they kept giving each other massages and i just died every time.

3. they are rEALLY comfortable around each other. i mean they have been roommates for a while now and they’re both pretty extra but they do tHESE kind of stuff like they ABout to KISS!!!…….whY…..pLS!!! i honestly don’t think any other pairing is comfortable enough to do this.

4. the dancing duo!!! pls this just always makes me cry bc like…they share the same passion and its so beautiful to see them dancing together. they usually fool around a lot too which is so ejdfj funny and aDorable i love these !!

5. honestly when i thought about answering this i had so many stuff i wanted to say but as i kept writing i just…..got lost in so many little things that makes me love jihope even more everyday. i love their chemistry. i lvoe thIS when hobi took care of a sick jimin. i lvoe this day when they went to an art gallery together and then hobi wrote “thanks for taking the pictures my love jiminnie” and said that “he thought he was one of the artworks”. i love the day hobi said this and jimin got shfkj fluttered. and some more of jimin being supportive towards hobi. alSo all the cute pics/videos jimin posts of him with hoseok and there is a lot of them!!!!! but to be completely honest with you, they just make me really happy and that’s the main reason why they are the best ship ever, at least for me.

a strange voyage

This is one of my favorite new Twitter bots: @str_voyage, by @joebaxterwebb. It tells the story of a sea-going community, and what they encounter.

What impresses me the most here is the effectiveness of the storytelling. Entries seldom feel robot: the repetition that is there feels like the rhythms of the voyage rather than the tick of the machine. Characters emerge as if from a fog and recede again: elders telling stories, children playing pretend. Strange sailors, deserted towns, lost islands. The cry of a sea-bird.

I think that one reason why it works is the sheer variety of different things to talk about: each message is unique among its neighbors. It also uses cycles and events to give a sense of time, as sunset is followed by the stars emerging, or a storm engulfs the ship. Though the most important aspect may be the framing: a voyage brings a narrative along with it, and even brief entries can be evocative and in-character.

The bot feels like Earthsea, like The Quiet Year, like one of  Marshall Miller’s Dungeon World starters: community, poetic vignettes, and the sea.

https://twitter.com/str_voyage

my favorite thing about memory alpha’s entries for voyager characters is that every other one of them has like a dozen images of them with their name and (illusion) or (hologram) after it

athenasdragon  asked:

Can you rec me some good Antarctica books (fiction or nonfiction)? I study Antarctic geology and I've read Shackleton's Boat Journey by FA Worsley and At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft. Genre isn't super important but I'd love more firsthand accounts of expeditions.

HECK YES I CAN. Okay so these are all nonfiction and not many first-hand accounts, and this list is by no means exhaustive (everyone feel free to add things!) but they’re all fun reads:

  • Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme by Marilyn Landis is a good overview of ALL the various historical exploration of the continent. Only downside it that it is an overview, not a narrative, so while it’s packed with interesting information, I kept losing focus when the author shifted from one expedition to another. 
  • Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing is a classic of the genre and one I’m super glad to have read, even though Shackleton, as a human being, didn’t strike me as sympathetically as Scott and his men did. I actually haven’t read that firsthand account that you mention, but Lansing does a good job of giving a broad perspective while telling a gripping story. 
  • Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration by David Roberts is the story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, the lesser-known Australian counterpart to Scott, Shackleton, and Amundsen’s high-profile expeditions. The AAE’s story is pretty goddamn incredible- the fact that a number of the party had never before seen snow before setting out is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. 
  • The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen by Stephen Bown is about Amundsen’s life as a whole, and, as such, the famous South Pole trip isn’t a major focus, but the rest of his exploits are equally fascinating. A good look at an explorer who gets overshadowed by the far more dramatic Scott expedition in english-language history. 
  • The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard is, of course, about that very dramatic expedition. We all know the tragic story of Scott’s Terra Nova expedition, but Cherry lived it, and his book bleeds feeling. Heart-wrenching, gripping, and personal. If you want more books/info about that expedition in particular, first you ought to follow @tealin​ (who is something of an expert, and has recommended A First-Rate Tragedy by Diana Preston, as well as the writing of “Ranulph Fiennes, Susan Solomon, and anything ever written by Karen May” and has given more in-depth recs here, as well.) as well as her Scott-specific blog @worstjourney (and check out a preview of her upcoming graphic novel project about the expedition here! It’s gonna be amazing!)   

Bonus, a few I have not yet read (or not finished) but have been sitting on my shelves awaiting my attention: 

  • Scott’s Last Expedition: The Journals by Robert Falcon Scott. Self-explanatory, I think.
  • Sea of Glory: America’s Voyage of Discovery by Nathaniel Philbrick. About Charles Wilkes’ 1838 expedition, intended to chart the entire Pacific Ocean, that ended up putting a name on Antarctica, among many other things. Haven’t read it yet but I’d trust this author with a lot, as he also wrote one of my favorite nonfiction books, In The Heart of the Sea.
  • The Last Explorer: Hubert Wilkins, Hero of the Great Age of Polar Exploration by Simon Nasht. I was given this book and have not yet read it, but he was apparently the first person to use an airplane in the Antarctic. 
  • Big Dead Place: Inside the Strange and Menacing World of Antarctica by Nicholas Johnson. I’m pretty sure my father gave me this book so I would stop talking about how I wanted to go to Antarctica. Johnson worked as a cook at McMurdo Station in the early 2000s, and his descriptions of living in Antarctica make it sound like the worst combination of low-wage service job, boarding school, and being in the military ever. It includes exciting descriptions of the kind of bureaucratic red tape you’d expect when working for what is, in fact, a major defense contractor. I’m officially disillusioned. 
Accent Tag
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Accent Tag

I was tagged by @godsavemefrombts thank you so much babe <3

I’m sorry about my voice haha, also I hope the audio isn’t too quiet? Also, I said Taehyung really weirdly sorry, I still feel a little self-conscious about pronouncing their names well.

Anyway here are the questions:

1) name + username

**optional** 1.5) where in the world did you grow up?

2) whos your bias and why? any bias wreckers?

3) when did you become a fan?o

4) favorite album?

5) favorite song?

6) favorite vocalist?

7) favorite rapper?

8) favorite era?

9) favorite bangtan bomb?

THIS ONE. I WAS TRYING TO THINK OF THIS ONE.

10) rookie king vs. ahl vs. bon voyage?

11) have you ever seen them in person? any special memories?

12) tag your friends!

 So i’m going to tag: @kookscript  @mayalovescupcakes @icedtaee  @jiminelli @minyoongummysmile @ji-baek @sugabum090 @katesatterfield  @jimlingss @jeylovestoblog @hijoonie @ughtaehope and obviously you should only do this if you want to, there is absolultely no pressure, I always find this kind of thing scary haha.

Of Lost Things

No spoilers

I loved it! Where do I start? There’s just so much to love about this episode. It’s one of the best ones in the entire series. Voyager is quickly becoming my favorite seasons for its writing and execution.

Jamie and LJG; such a great bromance of authentic friendship. They truly admire and respect one another.

Willie, the stinkin papist is a keeper of my heart forever.

Isobel,👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻, honorable and kind, and not unlike LJG. And her 😍for him, giiirl I understand, I do. We all do.

Geneva; I wanna dislike her but I can’t.

“Move wi me”, 🔥🔥🔥🔥 AF. Who’s doing who’s bidding, now? HA!

@whatisaweekend already mentioned that the closing song is…. perfect. It had me 😭


Alice 🐇❤️🤗💕😍🔥😭

Hello World, My name is Kenneth, and I’m from Louisiana, US. 

I’m looking for kindred souls from around the globe to develop enduring friendships with. I am a 21 year old guy who enjoys reading, writing, and learning new things. I want to talk about your favorite books, your personal life, and the things that set your heart on fire. I know this sounds vague, but that is exactly my intention. My desires are nebulous at best. One never knows who can walk through a door and change the course of your life as you know it. 

I’m open to talking with people from all backgrounds with the stipulation that I would prefer someone who is willing to communicate primarily via online platforms. 

I hope to hear from you. It’s that way to the space shuttle, Ladies and Gentlemen. Until then, Bon Voyage!

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Email: kennetheauthor @ gmail . com

I Saw Star Trek Beyond

I think of REAL Star Trek as the TV show; the movies have always felt to me like a mixture of real Star Trek and summer blockbuster.  That’s okay – Hollywood is what it is, and I can’t change it – and it means that my expectations for a Star Trek MOVIE tend to be lower than for an episode of the TV show or for a novel.

I liked the first Star Trek reboot movie, even though there were a lot of things I wish they’d done differently.  I liked Into Darkness FAR less well, partly because serious darkness isn’t terribly Trekkian; part of what makes Trek Trek is its optimism and belief in the ability of human beings to improve ourselves and our culture.

Star Trek Beyond, like all Star Trek movies, felt like a mixture of real Star Trek and summer blockbuster.  But it has a lot more Trekkian optimism and a lot more of a message than Into Darkness did.  So I guess I can say that the balance of Star Trek and summer blockbuster is weighted more heavily on the Star Trek side than the last entry in this series.  For a movie, it was real Trek. :-)

It’s not perfect, but I liked it.  It gave all of the main crew members something important to do, and it made much better use of Uhura than Into Darkness did.

I did have problems with the movie, though.  The action is so frenetic and the camera is moving so quickly – and often at such strange angles – that I couldn’t always tell what was happening.  Someone had attacked someone, but who was fighting whom?  Who was winning?  The camera didn’t slow down enough for me to actually tell.  Of course, I’m middle-aged and go to the movies maybe twice a year, so it’s possible that younger eyes or eyes that are more used to fast cuts would be able to follow the action better.

There were some interesting growth experiences for both Kirk and Spock, and it was nice that the movie wasn’t 100% action, even if there was a lot more action and a lot less character growth than fits my personal taste.  And Spock and McCoy spend a lot of the movie together, so there were a lot of Spock/Bones moments but withOUT the racist overtones that their sparring sometimes had in TOS.   Urban continues to be a fabulous McCoy, the closest to the original of any of the reboot characters.  He steals nearly every scene he’s in, and he provides most of the movie’s humor.  (Oh, yeah – THIS one has humor!)

Kirk is less a brash and egotistical child with ADD in this movie and more of a steady and seasoned captain.  Since I didn’t much care for Kirk the Jerk, I’m glad to see that his character is growing up.

Zachary Quinto is an excellent actor, but I didn’t feel as if the writing of his character worked all that well in this movie.  A lot of what they gave him to play felt like Spock schtick to me; it seemed like a collection of “Spock misunderstands an idiom,” “Spock explains things in too much detail,” “Spock says things are illogical,” and so on.  Sadly, it felt as if Spock’s various moments didn’t cohere; Quinto did each individual moment well, but it felt like a collection of quirks; it didn’t seem to me that they added up to a coherent whole. 

Since TOS Spock is very, very real to me – my husband calls him my “upstairs boarder,” because Spock lives in my head :-) – it feels very strange to see NuSpock as just a collection of various Vulcan quirks, rather than as a totally real individual.  Plus we didn’t get any mind melds or neck pinches. :-)  And Spock LAUGHED, while not on spores or anything, which didn’t really seem to fit well with his solemnity at other times.  Since Spock has always been my favorite character, I found his being portrayed as a bundle of quirks, rather than as a real person, hard to handle.

One of the things that made up for how badly Spock was handled was how well Uhura was handled.  She didn’t have a huge role, but she got to be an intelligent, useful, and badass Starfleet officer, and not just Spock’s girlfriend.  I think if I’d never seen TOS, Uhura would be my favorite character.

Anyway, the movie as a whole was sorta fun and fairly Trekky, which is about what one can expect from a Trek movie. It’s much more Trekkian than Into Darkness was, and it’s pretty good for a Star Trek movie.   It’s not The Wrath of Khan or The Voyage Home, but it’s not Into Darkness, either.

It’s Anna Popplewell’s birthday! She is one of my favorite actresses, and was my first favorite actress ever! I actually first saw her in “The Little Vampire” and I remember going around pretending to be a love stricken vampire girl because of her. Years later she showed up again in the “Narnia” films and once again, she was my favorite character. I’m still envious of her beauty and gorgeous hair! I hear nothing but great things about her and I’d consider it an honor to meet her one day. Whipped this sketch up in one night just to show my deep appreciation for Anna. Thanks for doing what you do, Ms. Popplewell!

sidenote: gonna be honest I’m not loving how the top right pic looks in this photo, argh. also, sorry its not a great photo.

Morning-after Star Trek Discovery thoughts

Maybe I’m just being insanely optimistic, but it seems like the DSC writers have been able to distill some of the best elements from the previous iterations of Star Trek and kind of purify and improve them. In my previous post I pointed out the Michael Burnham/Tom Paris parallel. Certainly the most original, intriguing thing about Voyager’s concept was the Maquis element – the characters, including Tom, who had acted against Federation policy and were seen as criminals, but who had done what they thought was the right thing, having to work alongside the Starfleet crew. Sure, in the end Voyager kind of threw all that away, but the Discovery writers clearly got it and wove it into their vision of Star Trek’s DNA.

One of my favorite things about Enterprise, especially in season 3 (the Xindi arc), is the way it repeatedly places the characters in a fundamental ethical dilemma: What do you do when doing the ethical thing could get you/your world killed, or doing the unethical thing could save you/your world? Exploring space and encountering wildly different beings with totally alien perspectives and unexpected abilities should not be easy, and a set of rules you made up before starting out would never be able to keep you safe (an idea that Roddenberry himself seemed to get when he made TOS and then forget when he made TNG). Obviously, the DSC writers get it.

There are two DS9 things that jump out at me. First, a character parallel: Saru/Odo, sensitive souls who are very good at their jobs, but who clearly have conflicts between their gentle natures and the harsh lives they lead, and who are trusted by those who know them but treated with suspicion by others (at least, I think that’s where Saru is headed). 

Second, the centering of a culture’s spiritual beliefs. This is dicey, because one of Star Trek’s central conceits has always been the sense that religion is primitive, representing an impulse to worship that which we perceive to be powerful and mysterious. Bajoran religion is an interesting element, but it’s hard to be comfortable with the idea that Sisko is elevated to the status of prophet in their eyes simply because of his relationship with an advanced alien species. I’ll have to see how DSC plays out, but I think they’ve focused on the right thing: It’s not so much about what people believe, but how those beliefs are manipulated to create conflict. Klingon religion is being used by zealots with a will to power to unify a people and make war (oh, yeah, forgot to mention the obvious: Star Trek is always about contemporary problems). Still, as in all of Star Trek, the Federation’s multiculturalism will likely emerge as superior because it draws on each culture’s strengths, but at the same time, the spiritual, supernatural aspects of each culture is watered down by science, reason, and the concept that, if all beliefs are valid, none is the ultimate truth. It will be interesting to see whether DSC deals better with the spirituality conundrum.

As to TNG, a show that took an awfully long time to get past its initial bland corporatism, it seems DSC’s writers are building their entire first-season storyline on one of the things TNG did best: Klingon lore. The challenge of the prequel is to tell a story that the audience already knows the ending of, and to make it surprising while still comporting with established facts. (I never understood why so many people seem to hate prequels. I find them really satisfying when done well.) The story of how the Federation’s failure to understand a culture results in a terrible conflict we know they will eventually get past is such a good choice, I think. That, and the vague sense that these events will somehow force Starfleet and the Federation to refine their principles in a way that improves their diplomacy skills in the future. (Though it’s not like TNG ever convinced me that they had actually come up with some magic sauce beyond, “Put Picard and Troi in a board room with the aliens.”)

Of course, everything originates one way or another in TOS, so it’s hard to focus on one thing that DSC is especially deriving from there, but I’m going with making mistakes and learning from them. The fallibility of Kirk ‘n the gang is what made TOS so compelling (especially when confronted with an ethical dilemma). It’s amazing to me how pop culture casts Kirk as a cocky know-it-all, when in fact he was often wrong, or implementing an imperfect solution the consequences of which were not entirely good. One of my absolute favorite TOS episodes is Errand of Mercy, and it seems obvious to me that the same can be said of the DSC writers. If only there’d been some Organians at the Battle of the Binary Stars.

Favorite Reunion-- Jamie & Claire

    I’m tied for my two favorite reunion scenes. It’s hard for me to pick only one of these: In Outlander when Claire chooses Jamie for the first time, letting herself acknowledge the love she has for him. The other from Voyager, the infamous Print Shop scene with Mr. A. Malcolm; I love that scene so much. My heart was torn to shreds when she had to leave him in Dragonfly in Amber (also that’s the only book I’ve only read once and have a hard time convincing myself to read again) so to see Claire reunite with Jamie… it’s such a tender and amazing moment.
    These aren’t the only great reunions. I love when Brianna comes home to Fraser’s Ridge—meeting her father, is sort of a reunion but not really, but when Claire sees the two of them sitting on the porch identical flaming red hair glinting in the sun; I teared up a little. It was a moment Claire never thought she’d have, reunited with her completed family. Also, when Jamie comes back from being “lost/dead” at sea, such a powerful reunion, and poor Lord John Grey in that situation. I’ll even fight for the reunion in Voyager when they find young Ian in the cave with Geillis or the one in DiA after Jamie is released from prison in France after the tragic loss of dear little Faith.
    For this prompt I couldn’t pick a favorite, so how about *TWO* short little ficletes for my two favorite? Any objections? No? Good.
    Any direct quotes from Outlander or Voyager will be Italicized as per usual.


Choosing Me

    Walking away, leaving Claire on the hill with the Faerie stones was the hardest thing that my life has thrown at me. The woman that I love, who holds the other half of my soul ripped away in an instant. No a witch, a time traveler she tried to say, the folks of these parts o’ Hielands would call her an Old One— a wee one, a Fae. For all that she may be from the future or part of a Faerie song, I love her, deep into the roots of my soul, I love her.
    In the darkness of the cabin whence I first met her— my Sassenach, my Sorcha— the tears flowed freely. Alone, I could allow myself to be swallowed by the force of this grief. She belongs with her— her husband, she belongs in her time; no here where the danger lurks in every corner. Christ, she was tried as a witch! If it were no for those jet beads— I couldna think about it; the thought of her being gone so permanently tears me even further to shreds; at least in the future she’s no dead, I may be dead in her time, but she will live on.
    Drifting off into unconsciousness, I thought of my Claire and prayed she would be safe.
    Claire. I could feel her soft warmth and the tickle of her curls. Burrowing deeper into the smell and softness of my subconscious’s Claire; I even needed to—
     Jerking awake, the softness was real. Claire is here! Crashing to the floor, my Claire, whose knees were uncomfortably digging themselves into my abdomen, was here. Not hearing a word of any protests she might say, I had to do what I couldna before she left— I kissed her with all the love I could muster. All my strength and soul poured into her mouth as we connected.
     Holding her was heaven, if I died now I wouldna complain. “Why?” I murmured into her curls. Feeling her gentle touch was like heaven and being lit on fire all at once. My insides burned with desire, while her touch soothed and calmed every part of me.
    “I had to. You don’t know how close it was the hot baths nearly won.” She laughed. Her laugh soon turned into tears; tears of joy or anguish I couldna tell, but she chose me, no Frank or the ‘hot baths’ she joked of, me. Feeling the shake of her shoulders as she wept, I held tighter. No longer alone, but together; perhaps her love is just as deep for she chose to come back, when all I wanted was for her to be safe, to be happy.
    I couldna stop my smile—she chose me.


The Return of the Time Traveling Wife

    Another day, another malfunctioning section of the press. Clean this, polish that, oil here, replace there— did it ever stop? The pamphlets needed were thankfully finished and stacked ready for delivering later. The ding of the shops door chimed, ah Geordie must be back with the cog needed for this insolent thing to function.
    “Is that you, Geordie? Took ye long enough. Did ye get the—” Turning around a ghost stood before me. Swallowing hard all I could do was stare at the vision before my eyes. My Sorcha. God, how I have yearned for ye. Why are ye here? Am I deid? Did the infernal contraption of a press send me to the end of my days? I have missed ye more recently, alone above the shop, or in the whorehouse—hearing all the debauchery, wishing you were there to be wanton with me.
    “It isn’t Geordie,” the vision said in voice so musical and light I had to have been dead or dreaming to hear. “It’s me, Claire”
    All I could do was gaze upon her bonnie face; a face I never believed to see again. Boldly, the vision walked to me throwing the flap of the counter out of her way.
    Concern filled my Sorcha’s face as she studied my aged face, “When did you break your nose?” Of course she would notice an injury, healed and well, but still an injury only her keen physician’s eyes would see. “About three minutes after I last saw ye—Sassenach.”
     Smiling, this may be the last glimpse I get of her bonnie face. Curls still a mess wi’out her cap, laugh lines crinkling by her eyes. I wasna ready for the vision to disappear as it always does. Her slim hand extended toward my face—touching the line where the butt of a lobster back’s gun struck twenty years ago. White hot lightning seared my veins bringing life back into me was the last thing I remember. “You’re real.”
     Blackness tinged the edges of my vision to frame the face of my beloved wife, home, how did she—
     “That bad, is it?” She asked stroking my hair. Coming to I realized I was on the floor—when did I get here?
     “That bad and worse, Sassenach.” Feeling the warmth that should no be there, and the smell of my Claire overpowering me.
     Good, “God in heaven, you are real!”
    “So are you.” She stated flatly. “I th-thought you were dead.” Her voice broke and the tears poured down her cheeks. Pulling her to me so her head rested over my heart, I held her tight letting my own tears fall, reveling in the feel of holding her once again.
     She came back— My Sassenach found me and returned home.

rosbridge  asked:

Anakin Skywalker! Though the please don't let that happen may be somewhat redundant.

  • Why I like them — I have a thing for bad boys/bad girls who are honestly trying to be good and just kind of failing all over the place. And prophecies. And characters with too many feelings.
  • Why I don’t — We’ll just skip this one.
  • Favorite episode (scene if movie) — For TCW!Anakin, Voyage of Temptation. Between him grinning all over the place at Obi-Wan/Satine and literally backstabbing a dude speechifying about pacificistic dilemmas, it’s just perfect. My favorite Anakin scene is actually the refugee ship scene in AotC where he talks about Jedi compassion.
  • Favorite season/movie — Does RotJ count? RotJ. Prequel-wise, AotC.
  • Favorite line — I really, really love Hayden’s delivery of “I’m too unpredictable”
  • Favorite outfit — Again, overly fond of his refugee costume.
  • OTP — Padme/Anakin
  • Brotp — Anakin-Ahsoka. Broing it all Clone War long.
  • Head Canon — He once accidentally set his flowers on fire with the Force during Jedi flower arranging class.
  • Unpopular opinion — Is it unpopular to think Anakin was a virgin when he married Padme? Because I do. I am perfectly willing to suspend belief for fic, but virgin is my read on canon.
  • A wish — New novels of adventures in between TPM and AotC that overwrite JQ.
  • An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen — Canon? Everything terrible has already happened, and that includes major books and series written by authors who clearly hate Anakin or didn’t care to characterize him at all.
  • 5 words to best describe them — Asshole with too many feelings
  • My nickname for them — Failboat

Anonymous said: In DIA when Jamie captures young John Grey he uses Claire to get him to tell Jamie what he knows. He even rips her bodice exposing her breasts and says he will rape Claire if he doesn’t talk. Why did Jamie expose Claire like that and do you agree with his actions?

Hello Nonnie (do you mind if I call you that?)

This is probably my favorite Lord John scene in the series. I’m going to throw the rest under the cut since it’s spoilery for Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager

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dilithiumcrystal  asked:

I'm making this an ask so you can publish it if you want!! What did you think of beyond? I know you're not the biggest aos fan so I'm interested to hear your input :)

(sorry it took me forever to answer this lmaoooo)

but yes, everyone who knows me knows i was never that big fan of aos for obvious reasons.. .. . like i even wrote a 12 page movie review of into darkness just bashing it for a creative writing class i had so. .. .  yes i never liked aos

but this movie

i am just at a loss of words. .. . this movie was a breath of fresh air. It cleared my skin, made me financially stable, my anxiety and depression are gone. this movie cured me

so here is my very basic list of reasons why i love this movie:

  1. The focus on the crew and everyone’s personality. I feel like the past two movies were so focused on jim jim jim but in beyond they finally reach into the main character’s personalities and you get to really see how similar they are to their tos counterparts
  2. they handled the passing of leonard/spock prime very well. i was nervous about this, we all were, but i feel like the way they went about it was perfect
  3. it wasn’t all about the action. yes, there was action, but it wasn’t overwhelming! scenes were separated very well!
  4. there were so many tos references, both subtle and not so subtle and they all were perfect! i obviously wont go into detail because spoilers but i literally couldn’t stop cracking up sometimes because it was so cute! like the references weren’t SO extra that you were like “eeeeeh ok ok enough” like they actually mixed well and made my heart swell up
  5. the plot was actually pretty good so that’s always a plus lmao
  6. literally everything i loved practically everything about this movie

i only had maybe 2 things that i didn’t like much about it and it was 1) i wish they explained more about the weapon thing and 2) even when they did try and “explain” how it worked through demonstration, it was pretty unnecessary the way they did it

but i’m gonna be honest and say it was one of my favorite star trek movies in general like it’s up there with like the voyage home because it is just very sweet

i love this movie as if it were my very own child and we all have truly been #blessed like thank you @god for this movie