star trek: my reason for living

inktober 24: i have this whole concept for a short comic where little Uhura meets Hoshi Sato that i will have to work up to because: 1. no experience drawing elderly ppl 2. v. little experience drawing kids and 3. uuuggghhhhh sequential art. So here’s a beginning concept of what might, someday, turn into something.

Captain America Generations Review

…otherwise titled, why Steve and Sam’s relationship is so freakin beautiful it brought tears to my eyes.

I’m going to preface this review by saying that I despise Nick Spencer for the hydra storyline and always shall. Nothing can or ever will remove the stain that was a tone-deaf and problematic story. It was wrong, point-blank.

That said, today’s Captain America Generations comic was so moving that it affected me profoundly.

There is the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation called “The Inner Light”. It was very critically acclaimed and with good reason, it was absolutely beautiful storytelling. In it Captain Picard gets struck by a beam of an alien probe and lives a whole lifetime, forty years of it: he gets married, has kids, then grandkids, etc. with this alien species whose sun was about to go Nova. When Picard awakes aboard the Enterprise he carries with him the full memory of those forty years. The point of the alien probe was so that this long extinct species would be remembered because no one can truly die if we carry them with us.

This is what happened to Sam Wilson.

As we know the Generations event takes heroes to the Vanishing Point (the place real!Steve was stuck without his memories while hydra!Cap reigned his terror down on everyone) and allows them to share an adventure with their predecessors. In this case, Sam Wilson is sent back in time to America joining WW2 wherein he enlists (after changing his name to Paul after his father) and meets a very green, very young, newly made Captain America. Steve is doubting himself, doubting this title thrust upon him, disturbed by the carnage of war and Sam gives him a pep talk, telling Steve that he believes in him and that he knows that Steve will go on to do great things.

After the war Sam re:Paul gets married. Becomes a pastor and a father and then a grandfather. He joins the Civil Rights movement as an activist. And he waits patiently for his best friend to be found in the ice.

Steve expresses doubt that he belongs in this new century. Doubt that he’ll ever find a place. He’s worried that people have come to treat Captain America as this idol, a myth larger than life, while he’s been asleep that he’s not sure he can live up to. And Sam re:Paul, again, gives him a pep talk. For years they keep in touch and Steve goes to Sam re:Paul whenever he needs to talk.

And then Steve loses the serum, and ages, and comes to Sam re:Paul for advice once more. This time to express doubt about passing the mantle to young!Sam. Oh, he thinks Sam is more than capable, that’s not the problem. He believes 100% in Sam’s capabilities. What he worries about is that he’s dooming his friend, a man he loves, with a burden that is just as much a curse as it is an honor. And Sam re:Paul tells Steve that the problem isn’t so much the burden of the mantle its the shadow cast by how good of a Captain America Steve makes. Steve is amused by that, telling Sam that it’s funny because the person who inspired *him* is Sam re:Paul.

And then, when Sam re:Paul dies, as an old man sleeping in his bed, he gets thrown back into real-time, outside of the Vanishing Point, with full memory of the lifetime he had just lived. As such he comes to the following conclusion, he wants to make his own path, outside of the shadow of Captain America and that his best friend, Steve, is at a crossroads right now, having just got back from the Vanishing Point himself and defeated hydra!Cap, once more doubting himself and the burden he’s forever destine to carry, the blessing and the curse, and Sam sends Steve this letter with the shield, telling Steve that Sam believes in him and that he’s positive Steve can get through this and OMG I cried. Like real tears. I’m not ashamed of it. It was just… here…

Just. Wow. The relationship between these two men is gorgeous. Sometimes all it takes is one person believing in you to bring out the best of ourselves.

Acronym Transcript and Translation, cos this was amazing.

I have to type all this out cos it’s glorious and these two are my fastest faves ever, and also we may have been giving the Reds and Blues too much stick for being the dumbest soldiers ever.

“At ease soldier. We’re BADDAD, Bomb Action Detection Decision And Defusion? 

That was RAR, Rapid Action Response. We’re FIAT, Forensic Identification Analytic Tech.

No time! We have a live LOL RPG (feel like these are self explanatory) upstairs, and a BPRD (Hellboy reference! Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence) of over 5000.

We’re expecting an LSAT (Law School Admission Test?) RTAA (RT Animated Adventure) in the next eight minutes!

It’s Class 1 FUBAR (Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition/Reason) FO’SHO (…for sure. OBVS.)

He’s the best LCARS (Star Trek! Library Computer Access/Retrieval System ) DDR (fuckin’ Dance Dance Revolution) in the entire AOL.

See? EZ (GG).” 

“FML (Fuck My Life).”

One of the many reasons this update is absolutely horrible (and the reason that’s breaking my heart the hardest) is that I have personally had multiple underage followers thank me for showing them that no matter their sexuality, they can grow up to be happy and healthy. And that’s me, a Star Trek blog. There are other adult quee/r blog-owners (I can’t believe I have to censor that) with blogs specifically geared to provide that exact hope who probably help hundreds of quee/r kids a day. And now those teenagers who need to see adult quee/r people leading happy and successful domestic and professional lives– who need to know that they can do so too– run into arbitrary censorship around anything quee/r?? It’s like Tumblr is saying “you don’t have a future.’ and that is so fucked up. So many of us grew up believing we didn’t have a future. So many of us still do. Platforms like Tumblr allow these kids to explore their identities, to find others who share them, to ask advice of older quee/r people, and mostly to just know older quee/r people exist. You can’t censor who we are. Why would you even try knowing the damage it could cause?

Direct callout post for @staff. You want to think of the children? Think of the goddamned quee/r children, too.

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Season 1 {Sentence Starters}

  • “That’s a little vague…”
  • “Well, so much for my dramatic exit.”
  • “I don’t understand their humor, either.”
  • “I would gladly give it up to be human.”
  • “If I could see, I’d be seeing stars now.”
  • “Interesting move. What technique was that?”
  • “You’re going to be an interesting companion.”
  • “You haven’t given me a good enough reason.”
  • “Our lives just became a lot more complicated.”
  • “Surely you don’t see your species like that, do you?”
  • “It’s a jumble. How can you make heads or tails of it?”
  • “When has justice ever been as simple as a rule book?”
  • “Why do you mock me? Why do you wish to anger me?”
  • “You can’t rescue a man from the place he calls his home.”
  • “If we’re going to be damned, let’s be damned for what we really are.”
  • “I was about to say ‘quite easily’ but there was nothing easy about it.”
  • “It’s just not the same. Have you ever gone for a real moonlight swim?”
  • “An interesting notion. Which I do not share! You may leave now, if you wish.”

emerging-writer  asked:

So a lot of people have been saying some negative things about Discovery (re: the uniforms, the klingons, etc) but honestly for me as long as the show is good I don't care?? Like I'm a real easy to please fan and I legit thought the uniforms look great tbh. I think a lot of it is just we don't have context for it yet and it's too early to make judgments on it (like especially cosmetic stuff like this). As long as it's good, I don't really care what it looks like I guess. Just gotta think +

exactly! this trailer is pretty much the only information we have aside from some interviews.


the problem is that its new. and trekkies are real good at gatekeeping and being pretentious and we don’t like new. honestly, call out post @us, especially the older trekkies. its new, it looks different, but we’ll get used to it. when star wars came out with finn and rey fans had about the same reaction we’re having now, but guess what, its fine now! the movies were great and everythings comin up skywalker. we just have to give it time. The same thing happened with voyager (tbh it was way worse for voyager) and ds9. this is just the standard chain of events.


as long as the tv show is good, people will come around. it may take some people a few seasons but they’ll come around, then it will be known as one of the better star trek shows and everyone will get nostalgic for it and we’ll meet all the cast at conventions 50 years later and have them sign our holographic action figures of them.


as long as it is good! ha! we know nothing about it! and I mean maybe them delaying it was a good thing, if they weren’t ready they weren’t ready. I’d rather wait a few extra months and get something good than have it now and it be messy. they’re trying to do it right, at least I think they are. tbh if it wasn’t for that whole cbs all access thing I wouldn’t have any problems. i’ll admit I don’t like how they don’t have red/gold/blue for the uniforms, but maybe theres a reason for that?? idk?? there might be a reason for the Klingons too, who knows!


we wont know anything else until we get another trailer or the show comes out. the end of the first season is the best time to decide if this is a good show or not. ha and even if it isn’t ill still probably watch it! because trek! if our biggest complaint by the end of this is cosmetic I can live with that! costumes and make up can always change. people will calm down, and ill be wearing my llap foam finger. we gonna be fine guys.

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Haven’t drawn my space boyfriend in a hot minute. Then I decided a mugshot would be an acceptable subject for some reason lmao.

So long story short, Weyoun, Dukat and Quark are all in trouble (hint: Weyoun started a barfight) and Weyoun is like “YOLO” which is so redonk because I mean, he has lived like eight times so far XD

I just really wanted to draw Weyoun, leave me al on e.

Star Trek Advent Calendar - Day Two: Favorite Film

ok there are a lot of things about Star Trek Into Darkness that annoy me but for some reason it remains my favorite. probably because its super spirky. though the philosophical questions are a bit hard to find in between explosions, i like that corruption is part of the story’s theme, as is the characters’ fears about the militarization of Starfleet. Despite its issues, to me STID shows the importance of loyalty and love. 

plus Spock and Jim trying to talk about their feelings about each other to each other is both adorable and heart-wrenching. 

like every single minute their lives aren’t in mortal danger, they’re trying to explain how they feel and failing at getting where the other person is coming from until the end of the film when they vulcan kiss and suddenly EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE

Tag Game!

Goal: Tag 9 people to get to know them.
Tagged by @keove
Relationship status: Single
Favorite color: forest green and burgundy, though usually not together. And grey. IDK I’m just really fond of greys. 
Lipstick or chapstick: I can’t live without chapstick. I only wear lipstick for cosplay.
Last song: … that I listened to? I watched Chess last night, so the finale, I suppose. Though for some reason I have a song from Shrek: The Musical stuck in my head this morning.
Last movie: Chess doesn’t really count, since it’s a concert, so… Kung Fu Panda 3.
Top 3 shows: Okay so I don’t watch a lot of TV? At all? So… let’s see. Star Trek counts– I could do all three from there but I’m not going to. Avatar the Last Airbender definitely makes the list. (I haven’t seen Korra; will change that at some point.) How about… Cowboy Bebop for a third. (I thought about misinterpreting the question and answering with Broadway musicals, but narrowing it down to three was too hard)
Top 3 ships:  OTP to end OTPs is Medivh/Khadgar. I have a lot of feelings about them. More recently I’ve realized just how hard I ship Ciri and Avallac’h–I kind of low-key did based on watching a friend play and reading up on the lore, but now that I’m actually playing the game? Every time she talks about him it’s just… yeah. So anyway they’re in love. Moving on. Um. I still love everything about the Kylux fandom. It’s not an OTP– it’s a crack ship, really– but the content creators in the kylux fandom are amazing. I think the SoGo AU is my fave– and I’m so glad every time I see @coffeetwosugars‘s art of it on my dash.

Tagging: @nightmareloki, @rhadgar-khadgar, @kylo-rens-8-pack, @littlebluecaboose, @dragonagethistle, @kyriea, @puffbadgersandbees, @dreadpiratemegatron, @onheil-ferguson

fic rec friday

Today’s topic: SciFi! Let’s just say I’m so excited about Star Wars right now that I don’t even know what to do with myself. Very little of this is actually Star Wars and yeah there’s probably more Star Trek influence in this list and some of it’s not even in space, but I don’t care. I didn’t have time to reread or track down ones that slipped through my fingers, so please check out the others.

Across the Stars - M - .5k - gerec

The end for Jedi Erik Lehnsherr comes, unbidden and unexpected, on the ruined and desolate planet of Mustafar in the Outer Rim.

Star Wars AU, with Erik falling to the Dark Side.

Notes: I have a lot of feelings about this and I’m not going to say anything more for fear of spoiling.  Although, you should also read Nostalgic-Kitty’s remix.

The Trouble with Telepaths - T - 5.5k - endingthemes

“Are you shy about me meeting your family?” Erik asks with a huge smile. “Are you kidding me?”

“It’s not funny,” Charles says, his hands firmly planted on his hips, and it’s honestly hilarious so Erik laughs right in his face.

(Or a Star Trek AU in which Captain Erik Lehnsherr pays a visit to First Officer Charles Xavier’s home planet and encounters a few surprises.)

Notes: Very cute story about misunderstandings and telepathy and space.  The perfect mix of things. :D

A Vision of Peace - T - 1.5k - gerec

They call his people ‘monsters’ and say that a telepath is incapable of something as universal as falling in love.

But they’re wrong about Charles Xavier, heir to the throne of Cerellia; for everything he does in life, he does for love.

Notes: Charles/Erik/Emma/Logan/Raven and it is amazing.  Dark Charles using his telepathy to get what he wants and also falling in love and using people how he wants.

From Rim Space with Love - M - 2.5k - manic_intent

“Captain Logan! Captain Logan!”

The skinny cadet skitters to a halt next to Logan in the rec room, red-faced and a little out of breath. Logan eyes him with a faint frown, sunk deep into a stimm couch, thumbing up the rim of his captain’s hat. He’s just come off a torturous fifteen-hour shift, and healing factor or not, Logan’s starting to feel it. Warp space is hell on his nerves.

“Settle down, bub. What burned your tail… eh…” Logan concentrates briefly. “Cadet McCoy? Hey. Your blue’s showing. Settledown.”

McCoy takes in several deep breaths, and the blue fur starting to thread out of his skin sinks back in. “Sir, yes sir. Message from X-Command, sir.”

Notes: it’s mutant rights and everything else wonderful about canon x-men universe, but in space! What more could we ask for?!

Neither Rhyme Nor Reason - E - 9k - unveiled

Charles liked to tell people that the first time they met, Serik punched a kitten. (Or, the one where Erik is an angry Vulcan, Charles is still a telepath, and grief still shapes their lives.)

Notes: This fic is so full of Star Trek wonders!!  And all the feelings–between Charles and Erik and the rest of the cast (masterfully written and tied into the story, btw!)–guh.

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jackolanternbunny-deactivated20  asked:

8 with jasico please?

roommates au

Nico decided he took too many catnaps during the day. He really couldn’t help it—he was only taking twelve hours this semester, so it left him with a lot of free time after binge watching old TV shows from the 1940s and the occasional studying. While his body urged him to do something more active, Nico decided naps were a better way to go.

Yet at 2AM on a—Tuesday? Tuesday—it was sensible for Nico to be asleep. Except he wasn’t.

 

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Because women want to be warriors, agents, with capacity to decide and act. 

Currently, I am at a Investigation Group about games in the University, and I work for a videogame company like Game Designer. I live alone (well, with Kokoro, my pet), I practice medieval fencing, and I love my life. My ex-boyfriend told me that I never could work in videogames, that I could not learn, that I never could be a good professional in this field. Well, he now is my ex-boyfriend (there must be a reason). I worked very hard and I achieved my goals. Because women can do it!

I hate the way autism is currently diagnosed?

Like, because it favors diagnosing one specific group (middle class to wealthy white boys with traditionally masculine special interests) and it throws everyone else to the wayside.

Like, a little brown girl who’s obsessed with Star Trek, and uses, say, Uhura’s lines as a ‘script’ for daily conversation, even one in a middle class neighborhood, probably won’t get diagnosed with autism, even if she’s textbook autistic. 

Like, the only reason I probably managed to get my diagnosis was because I had a white mother, and a grandmother who helped her to push for me getting one. Even if my father /wasn’t/ medically neglectful, which he was, I probably wouldn’t get a diagnosis living with him. 

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[Star Trek (DS9 in particular) gave me a reason to fight (and win) my battle with stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer. I was given two months to live. My dad began to show me Trek to pass the days until the end. It made me want to live long enough to see first contact, or really any major spacial event that I think it gave me the willpower to truly fight against my own body. Every day I repeated “It is a good day to die” to myself. That was five years ago. Not dead. My dad calls me his Klingon warrior.]
What more do I need to believe something is canon?

Well, let me quote the grandfather and Genesis of fandom and shipping.

In Star Trek, canon is described as “the events that take place within the live-action episodes and movies”.

That is the standard I set for Caryl, and it’s the same I set for any other ship.

Until Daryl and Carol consummate their relationship physically, kiss with lustful intent, express desire and emotions beyond the familial, then it’s not canon.

And it’s exactly the same for any other potential ship.

If you believe your ship is canon for other reasons, god for you. But I refuse to base my beliefs on something that can be completely removed from existence with just the use of the backspace button.