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new fan theory generated with @calamitylena: cardassians are nocturnal.

evidence for this is actually kind of overwhelming:

  • cardassians constantly complain about how bright certain locations are (garak in the wire immediately comes to mind). based on occupation era flashbacks (the collaborator, etc.) we know ds9 used to be kept a lot darker when it was run by cardassians, which supports the theory that, although they universally have pretty sharp eyes, cardassians have better night vision than day vision.
  • almost every time we see cardassia (pre-dominion war), the sky is red/orange or dark, which suggests that cardassians wake up at twilight and are active during the night.
  • cardassians take pleasure from sunbathing, especially from sleeping in the sun, or laying on heated rocks, which would make sense if they’re usually asleep during the peak of the day.
  • not to mention, cardassia prime is a desert hellscape where temperatures can reach well over 120 degrees fahrenheit. although cardassians can easily withstand that kind of heat (and even flourish in it, as proven by dukat’s behavior on dozaria in indiscretion), it would make sense for them to rest during the hottest parts of the day to avoid heatstroke.

also, this makes for really fun worldbuilding opportunities like:

  • cardassian cities that are especially beautiful/active in the early hours of the morning, and are designed to be viewed and used when the world is dark. imagine how beautiful cityscapes must be.
  • cardassians getting super cranky when they’re asked to prescribe to diurnal timetables. like… “i have to wake up at 8am? in the morning? that’s usually when i’m going to SLEEP! ugh diurnals are the worst”
  • cardassians being taken out to watch the sunrise on new year’s and literally hissing as it comes over the horizon like they’re gonna scare it back to the other side of the planet
  • cardassians dressing in colors/fabrics designed to be especially appealing by the light of streetlamps, or the moon
  • cardassians referring to diurnal species as “daywalkers”
  • nocturnal cardassians
My Favorite Things: DS9

I was going to do some kind of “Get to Know Me” post, but since I’ve just started this blog and am trying to connect with DS9 folks, here instead is a list of 25 things I love about DS9. Going from broad to really specific.

  1. Any time Sisko goes “What?!”
  2. Kira busting up men twice her size.
  3. When Garak’s mouth makes that little O of surprise / “I’m going to kill you slowly.”
  4. The Art Nouveau stained glass in Quark’s.
  5. How Ferengi have painted finger and toenails.
  6. The amazing makeup, on recurring characters, repeat alien races (like the Jem’Hadar), or even one-offs.
  7. Story arcs – two-parters, 4-parters, the whole last season practically.
  8. Character development.
  9. Ensemble cast.
  10. Diverse cast and it’s no big deal.
  11. O’Brien just keeps on working.
  12. Way fewer utterly stupid holosuite episodes than TNG.
  13. Witty dialogue, especially Garak and Quark and anybody.
  14. Cardassians.
  15. Kira and Jadzia are badass women together.
  16. Rom’s character jumping from stereotype into something much more interesting.
  17. Rom’s snaggletooth.
  18. Odo’s voice.
  19. Characters getting into relationships with one another. (Except that dang, Garak and Bashir didn’t get to, boo.)
  20. Exploration of all kinds of ethical, social, political issues, with acceptance of shades of gray.
  21. Ubiquitous iPads.
  22. Humans are in the minority.
  23. Gul Dukat pops up every few episodes to strut and puff and be an asshole.
  24. Weyoun is so awful yet loveable.
  25. Garak Garak Garak Garak.

I know that was really, really random, but I did cover a lot, I hope!


So it’s been 54 episodes, and of those, 2 have started with a frame about Kira being overworked. But then something happens (emergency first contact, kidnapping) that demands her immediate and undivided attention. And then the whole main plotline gets resolved, but the fact that Kira is overworked is NEVER RESOLVED. ARE THEY EVER GONNA TALK ABOUT THIS

🌸Help Me Afford Food Till Next Thursday🌸

Hi folks, so my paycheck for the beginning of the month is all gone thanks to rent and two other bills. I have a budget in place to help me build my savings back up but with my rent going up with my new lease things will still be tight. If you are able to donate my PayPal is I am also willing to do 1k fic commissions for 5$ each. Any rating level. Fandoms include: Haikyuu Bleach Tokyo Ghoul Yuri on Ice Boku no Hero Academia Naruto Shingeki no Kyojin Harry Potter Star Trek AoS, ToS, Deep Space 9 and Next Gen And other fandoms upon request, but if I’m not familiar with it I might not be able to write it. Send me a message so we can talk about what you’d like. I only need about 60$-70$ to get me to next Thursday. Any little bit helps. Thank you.

10 different favorite female characters from 10 different fandoms:

1. Claire Temple from Marvel Netflix

Originally posted by crownkillers

2. Kira Nerys from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Originally posted by spockvarietyhour

3. Maya Hansen from Marvel Comics/Iron Man: Director of SHIELD

Originally posted by americachavez

4. B’Elanna Torres from Star Trek: Voyager

Originally posted by tuvoking

5. Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter (to no one’s surprise)

Originally posted by lizziechaseolsen

6. Farah Black from Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective’s Agency (TV)

Originally posted by olympain

7. Kamala Khan from Avengers Assemble (shh. this isn’t cheating).

Originally posted by therealsongbirddiamondback

8. Melinda May from Agents of SHIELD

Originally posted by allsonargent

9. Queen Madalena from Galavant

Originally posted by haisesthetics

10. Lena Luthor from Supergirl

Originally posted by possiblestalker

@ferengienergywhip put out an open call on their meme so I’m taking them up on it. I’m also tagging @lamuertewouldbetonme, @katbelleinthedark, @talceles, @jazzypizzaz. anyone is of course welcomed to join in on the procrastination/fun, but please tag me.

10 Female Characters Tag

tagged by @avoyagetoarcturus

The rules are to list 10 of your favorite female characters from 10 different fandoms, and then tag 10 different people.

I’m fairly predictable.

1. Phasma (Star Wars)

2. Brienne of Tarth (Game of Thrones)

3. Éowyn (Tolkien)

4. Sylvia Tilly (Star Trek: Discovery)

5. Nyota Uhura (Star Trek: the new movies)

6. Seven of Nine (Star Trek: Voyager)

7. Jadzia Dax (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

8. K’Ehleyr (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

9. Christine Chapel (Star Trek: The Original Series)

10. Blue, the velociraptor (Jurassic Park franchise)

By the way, my Trek sideblog is over at @phederation. There’s not a lot there yet, but I expect it will grow as I get more into Discovery.

Tagging @blood-and-pepper, @lenina-phasma, and anyone else who is interested.

tagged by one of my favorite blogs of all time: @mrs-higgsbury

Rules: List ten of your favourite characters in ten different fandoms and then tag ten other victims to do the same!

1. Billy - The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallow

2. Newmaker - Petscop

3. Benicio - The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallow

4. Goombario - Paper Mario

5. Jadzia Dax - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

6. Data - Star Trek: The Next Generation

7. Genis Sage - Tales of Symphonia

8. The King of All Cosmos - Katamari Damacy

9. Waluigi - Mario (Tennis?? Kart?? iunno how to credit this old boy)

10. John Locke - Lost

shit i almost forgot to tag other people FUCK LMAO

@bugclub @nurse-peach @videocookies @rosehip-baby @3ka2500d @frickenstoned-x @emptysweet @8bitbby @gxkv @therainbowraptor
Of Quiet Birds in Circled Flight - Reigndeer_Games - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Major Character Death
Characters: Odo (Star Trek), Weyoun (Star Trek), Kira Nerys

Remember me well.

10 fictional female characters meme (courtesy of @rotenmaul )

In a rough descending order, here are my 10 favourite female characters from 10 different fandoms:

1. Kira Nerys (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

2. Kara Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)

3. Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5)

4. Kate Beckett (Castle, at least like… s1-6ish)

5. Emily Prentiss (Criminal Minds also have MANY feelings about all the other women in this show)

6. Cosima (Orphan Black - although I do also have a Lot Of Feelings about Sarah too)

7. Morgana (Merlin, although I also have many feelings about Gwen)

8. Deb Morgan (Dexter)

9. Crisjen Aversarala (The Expanse books, also Bobby Draper)

10. Michael Burnham (Star Trek: Discovery)

Now to tag people…

@whataswellpartythisis @cosimaniehuas @lolo-loco @queen-of-carven-stone @captainshroom @denugis @themegalosaurus @thegoodqueertheywarnyouabout @ur-cute-so-i @masrika

Looking for new blogs to follow, reblog if your in any of these fandoms:
  • Star Trek OS, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek Voyager, Enterprise, Star Trek Deep Space 9
  • Red Dwarf
  • Sherlock
  • Stargate Sg1, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe
  • Doctor Who, Classic Doctor Who
  • Eureka
  • Warehouse 13
  • X-files
  • if you're a Nerdfighter