my mom hates tribbles and cats
is my mom secretly a klingon
is that why i’m so hairy
To whoever on here calls Julian Bashir ‘jujube’:
I love you.
The Bajorans are, well, they’re like my children, I suppose. And like any father, I want only what’s best for them… Bad manners are the fault of the parent, not the child. My weakness is I’m too generous, too forgiving. My heart is too big.
I think the article above is akin to a child acting out against his parents. Makes it tough for some to listen, but since I am a loving parent, I read these comments without anger or resentment, no matter how misguided.
Now, I’m not saying that Bob Orci is an egomaniacal, power-mad, Cardassian dictator…but at the same time, I can’t prove that he’s not.
Well, it’s been a long time since my last long meta, but this one’s been niggling at me for a while. Basically, I want to clarify a few things… so I’m taking advantage of my recently acquired degree in media studies to discuss the importance of recognizing multiple levels of subtext.
I ship Kirk/Spock. It is a prestigious, if controversial, pairing. They are the Grandfathers of Slash, the couple that launched the first thousand fanfics, and I don’t just ship them in the tongue-in-cheek, wouldn’t-it-be-nice way I ship, say, Drarry or Mollstrade; I believe there is definite homoerotic subtext there, in the original source material. This kind of assertion tends to provoke a lot of genuine outrage from certain Trekkies who insist that Kirk and Spock are “just friends” (though I would argue that even if their relationship is purely platonic, Kirk and Spock are certainly not “just” anything!). These people will often roll their eyes and launch into tirades about how we pesky slashers are forcing spurious sexual interpretations onto the most innocent of friendships in service of our own fantasies.
And even though I find the anger and dogmatism with which some Trekkies shout “NO HOMO” to be both unreasonable and revealing, I’m not actually insisting that Kirk and Spock’s relationship is canonically sexual. In fact, I think some of these naysayers are missing the point re: what subtext actually means.
I think another important thing to consider is the true meaning of the phrase “platonic friendship.” The word “platonic” actually refers to Plato’s conception of a relationship between two people (he was referring specifically to two men in his dialogue The Symposium) that have mutual erotic desire between them, but choose to forgo acting on this desire in order to accomplish something greater. In Symposium this is the pursuit of the truth through logic and philosophical discourse uninhibited by the emotional complications caused by erotic relationships (sound like someone we know?) In Kirk’s case, I think it would be extremely in character for him to agree to such a decision in favor of ensuring the success of the Enterprise, knowing that their mission’s success is far too important for the future of humanity and its allied planets to be jeopardized by a sexual relationship with his First Officer.
Oh my God I can’t believe I forgot The Symposium oh my God thank you for reminding me this is beautiful
SWEATS LIKE WILL GRAHAM
HAS MORE PETS THAN WILL GRAHAM
NO ONE OUTLINES MORE CHALK SILHOUETTES THAN WILL GRAHAM
"I USE ANTLERS IN ALL MY INVESTIGATING"
OH WHAT A GUY WILL GRAHAM
NO ONE DREAMS LIKE WILL GRAHAM
CHOKES BACK SCREAMS LIKE WILL GRAHAM
NO ONE’S COMING APART AT THE SEAMS LIKE WILL GRAHAM
"I’M ESPECIALLY GOOD AT HALLUCINATING"
OH WHAT A GUY WILL GRAHAM