When you join a fandom
When you join a fandom
Hello to all the new Trekkies out there on the Star Trek tag, be they the result of Into Darkness, fanfiction, a very late arrival to TOS (like I was) or anything else. Enjoy this newfound fandom, but just remember once the obsession starts, it never ends.
Hi! I’m a result of the new Star Trek movie. I saw it and was thrown head-first into the fandom. Nice to meet you!
Okay tumblr help me—
I am trying to do very important work — namely, write fic — and I need to know the name of the arms dealers Kirk has everyone dress up as in STID.
Like, I’ve seen the movie four times and I keep rewinding a stream but I can’t understand WTF Chris Pine is saying. Kenorian? Kenormian?
When I ask Google, it’s like “do you mean Canadian arms dealers?”
No, Google. I do not mean Canadian arms dealers.
Although no doubt that *would* surprise the Klingons.
Watching Star Trek in preparation for Into Darkness tomorrow at the cinema and these are my thoughts:
-Chekov you adorable little badass motherfucker.
-Sulu you are one badass motherfucker with your swords also.
-Zachary Quinto you are so sassy.
-People’s parents keep dying and it’s…
So I was watching Star Trek: Into Darkness and saw this scene.
(Kirk is dying, Spock goes to comfort him)
(They press their palms together and gaze lovingly into each others eyes.)
Kirk: Our ship is safe.
Me: This is going to drive the fangirls mental.
STID: 10/10 would recommend.
They should just rename the movie, Bones is Done with Everybody’s Shit.
THIS IS MARRIAGE!!
Permission to be a bad ass. Nod.
He looks back at the guy like, “SEE THAT? SHE SAID YES. YOU’RE SO FUCKED.”
Like, guys. Sparta was so kick ASS sometimes when it came to women. Spartan women were given these small knives so that if their husbands came home and tried to hit them or assault them, they had a weapon within reach. That weapon was for CUTTING THEIR HUSBANDS’ FUCKING FACES so that when he went out in public everyone would know he was an asshole, abusing jerkface and they would publicly shame him.
I DID NOT KNOW THAT THAT IS GREAT
LET’S JUST TALK ABOUT SPARTAN WOMEN FOR A SECOND.
In Sparta, women could own land and were considered citizens. THAT IS A HUGE BIG FUCKING DEAL. Why? Because that was RARE AS FUCK and there are lots of places TODAY where women don’t even get that much.
Divorce was totally fine, and a woman could expect to keep her own wealth and get custody of the kids because paternal lineage wasn’t very important. And it didn’t make her a pariah! She could totally remarry, no big deal at all.
Spartan women participated in some fuckin’ badass sporting events, too. And because they were expected to be as physically fit as the Spartan menfolk (who all had to serve compulsory military duties, btw, and couldn’t marry until they finished them at thirty) they didn’t have time for lots of swishy dresses. So they wore notoriously short skirts. According to some accounts, their thighs were visible at all times. HOLY SHIT.
Also, In Sparta men only got their names on their graves if they died in battle. And women? Women only got their names on their graves if they died in childbirth. THE SPARTANS COMPARED CHILDBIRTH TO FUCKING BATTLE AND IT WAS VIEWED AS A GODDAMN BADASS AND HONORABLE WAY TO GO OUT.
FUCKING SPARTAN WOMEN. THIS DUDE HAD FUCKIN’ BETTER MAKE SURE SHE’S COOL WITH WHATEVER HE’S DOING, IF HE KNOWS WHAT’S FUCKIN’ GOOD FOR HIM.