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So I saw this absolutely adorable drawing by @taluhkk and could not RESIST papercrafting it. It was so much fun, too! Though it looks like there are some bits that need a little extra glue if the shadows are anything to go by. (And once again photos are terrible, but the paper is glittery silver/white so it’s much cuter in person, promise)

Spock: *risks life multiple times for Kirk* *constantly talks about what a great captain Kirk is* *always has to be with Kirk in landing parties otherwise he gets sulky* *visits Kirk’s quarters often*
Star Trek:…
Star Trek: but like
Star Trek: not in a gay way

Season 1 Bashir: This is BRILLIANT, gonna practice RUGGED FRONTIER MEDICINE and have ADVENTURES and do THRILLING HEROICS and PULL MORE TAIL THAN JAMES T. KIRK

Season 4 Bashir: Have been officially dumped by everything in a skirt on the station. Adventures are scary. Major Kira is scary. Captain Sisko’s shiny bald head is scary. Also am fairly certain I want to fuck a lizard.

AU where you know who your soulmate is based on this almost instinctual mental connection that transcends the boundaries of any typical relationship. You can hear each other’s thoughts and feelings and mentally reach across thousands of lightyears of distance when you need each other and—

Oh, wait, sorry, my bad. That’s not an AU that’s Star Trek canon.

When we asked how Spock and Kirk regard one another, what in fact their relationship consists of in texture, Gene Roddenberry said:

’…I definitely designed it as a love relationship. And I hope that for men…who have been afraid of such relationships…that they [Spock and Kirk] would encourage them to be able to feel love and affection, true affection…love, friendship and deep respect. That was the relationship I tried to draw. I think I also tried to draw a feeling of belief that very few of us are complete unto ourselves. It’s quite a lovely thing…where two halves make a whole.’

—  Star Trek Lives! by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Sondra Marshak and Joan Winston (1975).