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Star Trek Rant

Disclaimer: I want to be honest from the word go here and state for the record that I support prostitution. THIS DOES NOT MEAN I SUPPORT HUMAN TRAFFICKING! No one should be coerced into doing something they don’t want with their own body, but, on the flipside, I believe people should be able to do what they want when they want with whom they choose without my judgement.

Back to Star Trek: Husband and I were reading an article about Chase Masterson (DS9’s own Leeta) being a pop culture representative to the UN in the interest of gender equality.

This prompted a conversation about the Dabo girls and what exactly their profession entailed. I had assumed, on my first watch of the series that they were the equivalent of topless waitresses at a gentleman’s club (but with more clothes because, network television). 

But when I watched it again, Quark seems to treat them more like prostitutes. This got me thinking. Are they okay with that part of their job? Are they being coerced? Does this make Quark a much more sinister character than I had realized?

This theory was reinforced by the episode where Sisko freaks out on Jake for dating a “Dabo girl” (although, he may have been upset that Jake was dating anyone).

So, for the sake of the argument, let’s just say the Dabo girls are also prostitutes.

Anyway, this led me to a closer analysis of Leeta who is the most developed Dabo girl character in the series. She dates Bashir at one point, marries Rom, and almost moves to Jupiter Station with Dr. Zimmerman. Not a single one of these men are put off by her chosen profession. They all treat her with respect and praise her intelligence and her kindness and talk about how good at her job she is.

THIS IS HUGE!

To my knowledge, there has never been another prime time network series that normalised sex workers and made that a small part of the character’s identity instead of the primary focus. AND SHE DOESN’T QUIT HER JOB AFTER SHE MARRIES ROM! In fact, Rom HELPS HER LEAD A LABOR STRIKE  so that his wife can be paid what she deserves.

I’m not sure who is the better representation of feminism in this scenario, but I think together they win a prize for most feminist couple in television history. 

femslash february fics

I’d been thinking for a while of making a post where my fics are linked out to in one place on here, and now it’s femslash february I thought I would use this idea just for the femslash-y ones

all of these are SFW, and all lean fluff or humour or both!

dragon age

Oh Brave Ser Knight - Sera/Adaar (seradaar)

So maybe Adaar in all her mercenary days clung on to the fantasies of being a knight in shining armour and rescuing her princess from the tower. And maybe Sera was willing to facilitate this.

[948 words]

Lace and Ruffles - Cassandra Pentaghast/Josephine Montilyet (pentilyet)

Cassandra is called to Josephine’s bedroom late in the evening. Whatever could she want?

Alternately: Cass has a gay internal monologue because girls are soft and cute.

[378 words]

The Shemlen Sneeze Disease - Merrill/Isabela (Merribela)

Merrill catches a cold.

[378 words - addendum that this is one of my oldest fics and hasn’t aged gracefully]

life is strange

The Chase Space Coffee Shop - Victoria Chase/Chloe Price (chaseprice) 

Victoria is not enjoying working in the coffee shop that belongs to her parents’ gallery. She starts at Blackwell in the fall, but until then, she has to put up with the interesting people of Arcadia Bay. Particularly interesting is Chloe Price.

[3061 words, unfinished]

Too Hot (Hot Damn) - Rachel Amber/Max Caulfield/Chloe Price (amberpricefield) 

Max has a fever, but at least her girlfriends are there for her.

[533 words]

The Faraway Here And Now - Max Caulfield/Chloe Price (pricefield) post-canon

A few years after the events of Arcadia Bay, Chloe looks at what her life is now.

[451 words]

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Deep Space Nine Portraits done! Here’s the collected residents all in one post.


And here’s some links to others in the series:———————

U.S.S. Voyager Poster

U.S.S. Voyager Portraits

U.S.S. Defiant Poster

U.S.S. Defiant Portraits

Deep Space Nine Poster

Deep Space Nine Portraits

Next Generation Poster

Next Generation Portraits - Part 1

Next Generation Portraits - Part 2

The Original Series Poster

The Original Series Portraits

Extra Character Portraits - Part 1

Extra Character Portraits - Part 2

Complete Portraits Poster

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Victoria “your personal space is my personal space” Chase.

Victoria “I try to intimidate you by basically rubbing my body on yours” Chase.

Victoria “I get a huge grin on my face whenever it’s close to yours” Chase.

Victoria “insulting you may possibly low-key turn me on” Chase.

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[I love thinking about how history will describe Rom after the end of DS9: “Grand Nagus Rom was responsible for major reforms in Ferengi society, and was also a technological genius who made several contributions to the Alliance efforts in the Dominion War. His mother, Ishka, was a pioneering feminist activist, and his wife Leeta also contributed to Rom’s successes. His son, Nog, was the first Ferengi to join Starfleet. He also had a brother who owned a bar on an old space station.”]

Prompt: "Imagine Bones (tos DeForest Kelly preferably bevause he’s adorable and a great space grump) chasing you around the Enterprise bevause you keep avoiding exams and he ends up having Jim or one of the crew help corral you into the bay to get checked?“ - Anon

Word Count: 650

Author’s Note: I only just started watching TOS recently, so I haven’t had a chance to really get the flavour of the characters down yet. Generally, I will be writing for the Reboot characters, but I think this turned out sufficiently DeForest Kelley-like. Enjoy!

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It just dawned on me that for the old west au the Kubikuro story is going to literally be Old Yeller. Poor Joe.

Also it’d be hilarious to do the CoJ space station plot. They chase down a train (at this point Joe proclaims how much he hates trains) and Joe and Albert hop on to deal with whatever the hell is happening. Albert’s gonna try to stay behind with his usual dramatic sacrifice but since this is the EVERYBODY LIVES!!! au Joe has enough of everyone being so damn dramatic and knocks Albert out and drags him off.

Meanwhile Jet’s trailing behind the train having a gunfight on horseback with a bounty hunter to keep him from getting on board and he’s running out of ammo!

Fuck my life.