sometimes i blog about french musketeers, and sometimes i cry over idiot dwarf kings. sometimes i even write.
mostly, though, i like to stare at tom burke's face and pretend i don't have a problem
#look down and away baby boy #you’re putting it together and it fucking sticks in you #klingons? you fucking wish #you’re the only genius-level repeat offender in the midwest #your brain is running five different scenarios at once even before khan tells you what you already know #and the thing that keeps screwing you over is the thing that makes your crew love you so much #even as the brain is doing the work you can see it in your eyes —you -hope- it isn’t true #even as you come to know it you still hope it isn’t #and the most sickening thing is that you got your whole crew into this situation #you briefly trusted blindly in an organization that claims to protect despite that your orders were against its mandate #even though you’re figuring it out faster than anyone else would have #it’s still not fast enough #the federation’s on your tail and your choices are run and fight #and you realize with the weight of 1500 lives on your shoulders —it fucking sticks in you because it’s a no-win scenario (tags via historianisms)
#(okay why can’t this be #the plot of every remake tho #there have been about a thousand remakes of every old 1960s thing lately #i need remakes that interact thematically with their source canon #not just as a way to critically examine those themes #tho obvs we need more of that— christ please give me a superman that asks why we needed superman in the first place #but as a way to examine the weight of those stories #that don’t just tell a story with jim kirk in it #but that constantly have Captain Kirk in them as a sort of ghost of a narrative #a doctor who 50th anniversary that isn’t just exciting! and flashy! and cool! #but that acknowledges the incredible weight of 50 years of one continual story #like matryoshka dolls; each character and plotline and setting contains more than it appears to #even if tos!jim kirk was not perfect he must remain perfect in the nostalgic memory of the viewer #the idea of jim kirk in our minds was never the jim kirk that existed #but it is so impossibly fascinating to watch aos!jim kirk try to live up to that ideal #that it seems a shame for that ideal not to be constantly present within the story’s subconscious)(swanjolras)
“I still get the looks in the corridors sometimes. I can tell much of the crew is wondering why someone so young isn’t back at the Academy, earning his stripes. I still hear mention of ‘the kid’ and I know who they are talking about. All I can do is what I have done my whole life: prove them wrong. The captain’s faith in me gives me hope. I will continue to do everything I can to continue to earn his trust.”
— Chekov’s Audio Log #2, Star Trek (the game) (xx)