I’m rewatching “Journey to Babel” and I just noticed something interesting… In the very beginning Kirk and McCoy are in front of a mirror and Jim is fussing and prettying himself up before picking up the Vulcan Ambassador…. He may not have known that he was picking up Spock’s parents but he was still incredibly concerned with making a good impression to Spock’s people. 💕 I just find this completely adorable…like he wants to make Spock proud….
There are certain ships that show up on my dash over and over
that I do not and never will ship. Because of my interests and who I follow, this is always going to be the case but fortunately none of them squick me out, they just make me go “Really? You can picture that?” This goes for Trek as well as a few other fandoms, although there are few enough fandoms I know well enough to even know who the characters are, because I just don’t watch TV shows.
I will say, though, that even though there are some ships I don’t get, wow, I am very impressed with some of the art. Especially K/S (erm, Spirk just sounds too funny to me) stuff, whatever the style. I’m like, “I don’t believe in that, but wow!” I guess like how I react to art in historic churches? :) It’s testament to the power of fandom, of devotion, what beautiful things people can create.
Do you ever reread a fic that you love and even though you know you already gave it kudos before, you click the button to do it again because you wish that you could leave more to let the author know that not only did you love it the first time but you loved it each subsequent time you came back to it? Because this is a thing I do.