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12 May 2009 @ 01:37 am
Too much squee  

So, the last two days I've been utterly swimming in Spock/Uhura fic. I gotta say it's so exciting to be enthused by a new pairing and a new 'verse. The last time I read fanfiction in any other fandom beyond BtVS was about... 8 years ago? So, go me!

The canon is all very new to me and I'm woefully uninitiated in Star Trek's original series. It's later incarnations I avidly watched as a kid, but I just don't have much of a grasp on these characters outside of what I saw in the film. That said, I desperately want to write them, especially Spock. He's fascinating. I'm at a disadvantage though. Why can I write BtVS characters so well and channel their voices? Well, I've only rewatched episodes 300 times over. One viewing of Star Trek does not impeccable characterization make.

Why am I so into them? They're an intellectually and emotionally interesting couple. Both brilliant, which I dig. He's got so many conflicting issues going on with his emotions and the balance he strikes between repression and expression. I'm all about emotion in my writing. I live for that twisted emotional angst shit, so Spock's a fucking goldmine for me. And there's the hot and the sadness, whole emotional hurt/comfort thing they have going with those beautiful, sweet kisses in the elevator. I just about died and I don't easily fangirl couples. Hell, I didn't even know they'd get together before seeing this. But when she holds him and kisses him and he's in so much pain, *gasp* Be still my heart. I think I'm in love.

I realize this is a totally incoherant post. I make myself laugh. <---- This is Cat when she's inexplicably excited and giddy.

In addition to hitting the refresh button over and over at[info]spock_uhura, I also checked out[info]st_xi_kink . *howls* This comm is hilarious. The kink prompts they throw out there are so outlandish, I usually end up guffawing rather than being intrigued. The best one?

Scotty, while playing around with all the ideas his future-found awesomeness will apparently give him, accidentally beams something up someone's ass. Bonus points if it's Kirk, while trying to hide it in public, and much to his surprise, he really, really likes it.
 

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Rebcake: biteyourtonguerebcake on May 12th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
It's official! My new favorite curse is "beam it up your ass". So...elegant?
ClawofCat: Laughclawofcat on May 12th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
LOL. Can you beam something up someone's ass though? o.O I thought it was more of a person to location type of deal. But... I guess you could. Clearly, there's all sorts of possibilities for extreme crack in a sci-fi techy 'verse like Trek.

Another hilarious one was something along the lines of:
Kirk/Chekov where Chekov's all "vtf, I kent believe I'm having the sex with Capt. Kirk!"

The poster's addition of the horrible Russian accent killed me dead.
Siren: pic#54963084articulatedream on May 12th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
That's awesome that you've been sucked into Star Trek. I had a friend through high school and college who used to write it, but until this movie I never had a want to write it. Now though? Oh dear god...the possibilities.....
ClawofCat: spock uhura gazeclawofcat on May 12th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
Oh dear god...the possibilities..
I know! *flails* I want to write porn, but... it's Spock. He's a Vulcan. Porn is not a logical possibility. Maybe kissage, but I see him being rather standoffish about a physical relationship. That passion and release of control must come across as unseemly to him, not to mention I think Vulcans probably look down on recreational sex.

*pouts* But I want it!
Sirenarticulatedream on May 13th, 2009 05:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, I see that too. You could probably eventually work your way to recreational sex, but it'd take a while. lol. Its on of the reasons I love star trek tos, if you're writing spock, there has to be a story....well...not really, but I can pretend. ^-~
Ethanethanoic_acid on May 12th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
Alternatively, you could write Squee/GIR fanfic. That would possibly make the cutest/most fucked up slash ever.
ClawofCat: spock uhura comfortclawofcat on May 12th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, come on! You can write that. Besides, not only do I not slash, but I definately don't slash weird little animal midget things. Or whatever the fuck Squee is. A kid?

Back to the topic at hand. Did you see ST? Because if you didn't, I will go again!!!! *foams at mouth*
Ethanethanoic_acid on May 12th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
Apologies; I assumed that anything involving sexual fanfic constituted slash, or at the very least crucifix up the bum fanfic.

I did not see Star Trek, but I am nervous about seeing it, as it feels like an unnatural application of my nerd cred; I've only seen Wrath of Khan and parts of the Voyage Home, and none of the Original Series, Next Generation, Enterprise, or anything like that (I don't know if I've told you how whenever the show would come on when I was a kid, my dad would point out that "To Boldly Go" was a split infinitive, and I would turn it off. It would severely reduce my nerd cred if I saw the Abrams version without any basis of comparison. I didn't feel that way about Batman Begins despite not having read any of the comics beforehand, I guess I was just more familiar with the character through you and the previous terrible films, as well as not as established in U of C nerd culture beforehand. I also don't feel like I know JJ Abrams well enough; I never watched Alias, Lost, Fringe, MI:3 or Cloverfield, while I was already a huge film dork for everything Chris Nolan before Batman Begins.

This is just my bullshit, but I guess the basic problem is I feel like I'd have to completely immerse myself in Star Trek lore before I could see the movie; seeing this would be like seeing the Baz Luhrmann Romeo & Juliet as my first encounter with Shakespeare, which was one of the biggest cultural regrets of my child (the biggest being never learning to play an instrument and seeing Good Burger in theaters twice).
ClawofCat: wtfclawofcat on May 12th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
I assumed that anything involving sexual fanfic constituted slash
No, slash just means a male/male pairing. I write het, therefore I do not slash.

BTW - you need some more icons. Like, stat. That pic is how many years old now?

It would severely reduce my nerd cred if I saw the Abrams version without any basis of comparison... This is just my bullshit
Yeah, you're right. It totally is. Can't you enjoy it (or not) for what it is? I actually found it quite liberating that I didn't come in with preconceived notions about who these characters are and what they should or shouldn't be. I watched TNG and saw the later movies, but the original series is a blank slate. Never seen it. It was walking into something familiar, yet new and that's what made it so exciting. Not that you care :P Carry your bullshit flag. I won't stop you.

Sometimes extreme geek immersion can deplete the experience. Like if I saw Wolverine:Origins, I'm sure I'd want to throw myself out a window and not be able to simply enjoy it. That said, I'm fairly certain ST is a much better film than Origins either way you slice it.

biggest [regret] being... seeing Good Burger in theaters twice
LMAO! You are such an idiot. *hugs*
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Ethanethanoic_acid on May 13th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
All I know is that when Ricardo Montalbán died, the fact that I made it through the entire day without hearing anyone scream "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAN" was the biggest sign that I was not longer at the University of Chicago.