T'Lar, Sarek, UhuraWord Count:
is an ancient and dangerous rite, unused for centuries. It is not done lightly. High Priestess T'Lar considers.AN:
This fic was inspired by Killabeez
's excellent vid Dante's Prayer
Thank you to the Vulcan Language Dictionary
for certain words, particularly for help in verifying my spelling of ashv'cezh, revenge-worse-than-death.
As always, my idea of Vulcan culture is heavily
influenced by Diane Duane's Star Trek novels, particularly Spock's World
, which you should read if you haven't already. (Also by various other Star Trek novels of the 1980s, including The Vulcan Academy Murders, The IDIC Epidemic
and Dwellers in the Crucible
At AO3( When T'Lar rose from her morning veneration to the gods of her ancestors, Madam T'Vas was standing just outside the shrine )
Hey, guys, I just wrote a 3k-word Carol Marcus TOS-fic that desperately needs a beta. Any takers?
(Re-watching Wrath of Khan, it was ... refreshing to see how awesome the original Carol Marcus was.)
ETA: That was fast! Beta found.
April Is OverPairing:
Janice Rand/Christine Chapel, with James Kirk/Leonard McCoy. Rating:
An AU set among American expats in 1920s Paris. In Janice Rand’s experience, lesbians don't fall in love, so she puts her passion into her paintings and finds physical comforts where she can. Christine Chapel, a recently divorced socialite and accomplished hostess, hopes to recapture the magic of her first love without its problems. When their best friends become a couple, bringing them much together, the two are forced to confront their assumptions about romance, which leads them to a conclusion neither had anticipated.Warning:
None needed. A romance.Length:
Title from the F. Scott Fitzgerald story "The Sensible Thing." Dick and Nicole Diver borrowed from Tender Is the Night
, also by Fitzgerald. The story of how Kirk and McCoy meet is a true one; thanks to bhanesidhe
for telling it to me. And as always, very special thanks to my beta and cheerleader, ali_wildgoose
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Lieutenant Uhura (later Lieutenant Commander and then Commander) was the chief communications officer on the USS Enterprise in the mid to late 2200's. Although little is revealed about her background in the TOS canon, we do know that she could speak Swahili, that she was implied to have been born in Africa, and that she enjoyed singing. Some scenes also indicate that she was technically proficient, especially with the communications systems, and in various incidents it's made clear that she's just as respected as the male officers.
Of course, no discussion of Uhura would be complete without looking at the impact that the character has had on the world outside of television. In the 1960's, a multiracial ensemble cast was a new idea, and it was unusual to see a woman in a "command" position. In addition, the episode Plato's Stepchildren featured the first interracial kiss on US television, and many real-live African-American and female astronauts cite her character as one of their inspirations.
With that said, here's a few episodes that feature Lt. Uhura more prominently than her usual semi-background role:( Uhura Episodes )
Hello Where No Woman, and a happy September to you all. As we continue to languish in this doldrum of No Movie News, I thought it'd be fun to turn our attentions to the dilithium warp core of the Star Trek franchise -- teevee! As you may know, all of The Original Series
, The Next Generation
, and Enterprise
are currently up on Netflix Instant Watch (Deep Space Nine
should be up in October). To celebrate this unprecedented level of accessibility, how about some community-sourced episode guides? In particular, of course, woman-specific guides. While my nerdy Trekker heart is all for watching entire series (speaking of which, anyone up for a community watch-along of Voyager
? Anyone...?), I know that realistically with Star Trek that is a huge time commitment, so why not give our fellow lady-fans a cheat sheet for the big episodes that concern our favorite women in space?
The way it works is simple: claim a week, claim a lady. Your episode guide for that character can be as simple as a list of episodes where she figures prominently or as elaborate as a picspam with recaps, analysis, and squee. Episode guides will go up on Fridays, and perhaps the intervening weeks will inspire some fic or discussion. In any case, the point is to narrow down hundreds of hours of television to the few where our favorite characters get a chance to shine, and what's not fun about that?
Here are some upcoming Fridays for the claiming:
And here are some
(not all! feel free to claim any others not on the list
) televised Star Trek ladies:
TAS: Anyone up for this? Rhea? ;)
, Kai Winn, Kasidy, Leeta, starred ladies above
(sorry - I'm very unfamiliar with this canon! which is obviously why I need an episode guide)
What do you think? More women to write about, discuss with others, finally understand fics about? Sounds pretty good to me. :)
P.S. As mod I give myself permission to say that if any of you are Doctor Who fans, and if you're recently suffering some feelings, this
may be of interest to you too.
Title: This Is Everything
Fandom: Star Trek (TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY- but mostly DS9)
Song: This Is Everything
Artist: Tegan and Sara
Warnings: implied homophobia/transphobia.
Summary: To all the queer Star Trek romances that never were. I thought this might be appropriate to post here since it focuses mainly on women and their relationships :) Crossposted to vidding
and trekslashOver here at my journal.
- Tags:canon: ds9, canon: tng, canon: tos, canon: voy, character: chapel, character: crusher, character: jadzia, character: janeway, character: kes, character: kira, character: mirror kira, character: seven, character: uhura, creative: vid, relationship: femslash
Title: Idle Chit Chat
Rating: R (or M)
Summary: A crash, a test, a chance encounter.
Notes: Kirk also wanted something fun, romantic, after "Doomed to Repeat." Also he wanted to not be a dick LOL. I don't ignore him when he's pissed off at me. This is much more my normal style, so those who didn't like DTR, it's safe to come back in the water. : )
Betas rock: Special thanks to my stalwart betas, harmony_bites
DC Lady. ( Idle Chit Chat by Djinn )