section 31

i get why Julian gets involved with Section 31 post canon, but how many of us would just prefer to see him being a doctor on Cardassia? (trick question; i know it’s ALL of us) i prefer stories about the compassionate and optimistic healer who wears his heart on his sleeve and helps his lizard husband rebuild his home… just saying

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So this went from “I wonder how the Starfleet gray uniform would look if it was black?” to this headcanon:

What if ST 2009 never happened and Spock had never met Jim at the Academy? Instead he works as a special-class independent Starfleet officer. He spends some time working for Section 31 but Admiral Marcus’s militarization and ruthlessness bothers him and so he leaves shortly before the events of ST Into Darkness. At loose ends, he visits Admiral Pike (his mentor since his Academy days) and the admiral tells him that the Enterprise has returned from its most recent mission and there’s been talk about the Admiralty taking the ship away from Captain Kirk. Both Pike and Spock are upset about this, because Kirk is not only one of Starfleet’s best officers but he also has a reputation for being an open-minded and compassionate person (Literally, everyone wants to work with Jim). Pike tells Spock there might be a place aboard the Enterprise as a Science officer, but more importantly, he thinks Spock should get to know Jim while the young captain is on Earth (you know, purely for employment reasons, lol). Bemused, Spock says he’ll think about it and proceeds to spend most of his time avoiding any social situation that he can. Then the Kelvin Memorial Archive is attacked and Marcus summons a meeting of Starfleet’s top officers. With some maneuvering (and rank-pulling), Pike gets Spock invited as well. Here, Spock meets Jim for the first time and is instantly captivated by the other man’s intelligence and charisma. They don’t get time for anything but introductions but Jim is already one of the few humans that manages to make Spock feel comfortable and accepted. He finds that he has a harder time concentrating on the formal meeting than he normally would and tries to avoid staring at Jim and to ignore the look that Admiral Pike is giving him (the I-know-you-two-would-be-perfect-together look). Marcus (still bitter about Spock leaving Section 31 – no one walks away like that unless he lets them) makes some condescending remark about the Vulcan and Jim, unintimidated by Starfleet’s head admiral, calls him out on it. The confrontation is interrupted by John Harrison’s attack. Amidst the panic and destruction, Spock sees Pike go down and he drags the other man from the room. Injured, Pike loses consciousness quickly (but doesn’t die because I’m still not over him being fridged like that in the movie) and Spock is struck suddenly by the vulnerability of the moment, of how Pike wanted him to meet Jim and how he almost let that chance slip away from him because of his own shyness. He resolves to follow Pike’s advice and request a place aboard the Enterprise, and to perhaps discover what it is that he feels for Jim Kirk.

SpockFact #89

Two years into the five year mission, Spock realized he didn’t know what’s in those colorful cubes that everyone eats. Vaguely disturbed, he spent months in the lab attempting to determine what they were. At first he thought they were jello (which would have been bad, since he is a vegetarian). However, they aren’t. Nor are they fruit squares, nor dyed protein. According to his scans they are nothing real at all. Whatever they are does not exist in this universe. He attempted to publish a paper on the cubes and got a visit from Section 31. He elected not to publish the paper.

(submitted by @adenil-umano)

To put a stop to the Dominion war Section 31 kidnaps and brainwashes Miles O'Brien, using his kayaking and general holo-adventuring experience he is sent on a mission to assassinate The Founders in their vulnerable liquid state of The Great Link. Keiko O'Brien volunteers for the retrieval of agent Miles with the mentoring of Garak. Kira and Dax go on a girls night out and get matching tattoos and piercings.

Thoughts I had watching: Game of Thrones 7x01

1. That’s SO Arya.
2. That’s poison.
3. Red Wedding speech. Dead.
4. Yup, poison.
5. BABY ARYA MURDERING FAMILIES 😭💕
6. Badass walking among corpses.
7. DUN DUN DURUDUNDUN
8. The Citadel’s animation is so good.
9. Now they’ve got giants, bai
10. Everyone will be so dead.
11. Braaaaaan is baaaaack, bbys.
12. Meera is throwing serius Osha aesthetic.
13. Edd is a great Lord Commander, I know it.
14. Aaaand they’re back into westeros.
15. PRECIOUS LYANNA MORMONT.
16. Sansa and Jon’s relationship will be so interesting this season.
17. Sansa 👏 will 👏 be 👏 a 👏 new 👏 Cersei
18. Jon will go south, but will know about Daenerys on the road.
19. My mass-murderer queen 💕
20. THE SIMBOLOGY THO. Jaime standing in the Fingers and Cersei in the Neck. Valonqaaaaar
21. News fly on Westeros as fast as gossip on highschool.
22. I’m still sad about Tommen’s suicide.
23. GREYJOOOOY
24. Lowkey mad about lack of Victarion Greyjoy.
25. I kinda love Euron, but he’s still a dick.
26. The Mountain’s armor Mark II is flyyy af
27. BITCH BE HUMBLE. SIT DOOOOWN. BE HUMBLE.
28. Jamie odd look towards Cersei gave me life.
29. Euron throwing shade at Jaime 💀
30. Yeahhh, that’s my shit-lifter boy!
31. *Forbidden section at old-ass library cliché*
32. C'mon, Sam, you can do better than this. Get. What. You. Came. For.
33. Craking open a cold one with the boys.
34. I wanna see the key’s plot from A Feast For Crows prologue.
35. Tormund hitting on Brienne is lovely
36. Petyr BAElish ❌
37. Sassy Sansa is the best Sansa.
38. Yes Brienne, he wants to fuck hard.
39. I want a solo album from whoever is singing.
40. K, I FEEL SO STUPID. IT WAS ED SHEERAN LMAO.
41. #BabyAryaPleaseDontMurderEd
42. Ed’s squad is goals
43. Beric Dondarrion is my total fave. If he gets killed again and doesn’t come back I’ll riot
44. Beric is in Sherlock mood. I’d watch the hell out of that spinoff.
45. Beric, don’t be humble. Slay Sandor.
46. Some Lord of Light’s wisdooom.
47. I want some visiooons. I really need to see whatever they see in the flames.
48. OHHH SHIT, SOME VISIONS.
49. 7 HELLS, WRITE THIS DOWN.
50. It’s one of the few times I’ve seen Sandor actually terrified.
51. He’s burying them 😭
52. IS THIS FROM THE PROMO PICTURES THAT SHOWED A BOOK ABOUT AZOR AHAI?
53. IT IIIIIIIIS
54. WASN’T THAT LITTLEFINGER’S KNIFE ON THAT BOOK?
55. Stannis the Mannis is always right, even dead.
56. JORAH! STOP SPREADING THE GREYSCALE FFS.
57. Dany’s team is my #SquadGoals.
58. Dragonstone is so cool.
59. Getting the Feels©®
60. Lowkey sad to see Stannis’ banner taken down.
61. YAS, the literal fucking table.
62. THIS IS GOING TO BE SO SO SO LITTTTTTTT.
63. Now, wait, I need the promo for 7x02
64. Okay, okay, this season is going to be really good. Let’s just hope that they keep the Sand Snakes out of this.
65. Well, bye, will be legit crying and hyping for a week.

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Favourite Recurring Characters: Luther Sloan (DS9)

“I dedicated my life to the preservation and the protection of the Federation. This duty, which I carried out to the best of my ability, took precedence over everything else. My parents, my wife, my children. I lived in a world of secrets, of sabotage and deceit. I spent so much time erasing my movements, covering my tracks, that now that I look back at my life, I find nothing. It’s as if I never really existed. I cheated you all out of being in my life. And what’s more, I cheated myself as well. Now I know a simple apology won’t change that. Still, I feel the need to apologise anyway. No tears, please. My death isn’t a tragedy, it’s a celebration. In death, I can finally step out of the shadows and prove to myself that I existed. That I lived.” - Luther Sloan [Extreme Measures] 

Section 31 and fascism in space

This is really interesting look on the Federation and its shiny ideals. The episode Inquizition (6.18) actually lines the Section 31 with Obsidian Order, which reminds me of the SS of Nazi-Germany. (I could write an essay how Cardassian political system is a mixture of Nazi-Germany and Soviet Union, but that’s for another time.)

So what do they actually do in Section 31?

They have a suspect, who is a Federation citizen and a Starfleet officer. They kidnap him, torture (sleep deprivation) him, pull him through holosimulations trying to make him prove he’s quilty and record his brain acitivity.

Because they “bend the rules” and “deal with threats quietly”. No matter how they phrase it, I hear “we can do whatever we want! No one controls us! We are above law and moral and your civil rights!”

I wonder though… If Section 31 has existed for centuries and always operated like this, how they deal with the innocent people they kidnap and iterrogate. They can’t hire them all. But how come a movement to shut the section down doesn’t exist? And no one knows it exists?

I guess they don’t just let people go either.