inertia
Inaya/Duckie

You taught me the courage of stars before you left.
How light carries on endlessly, even after death.
With shortness of breath, you explained the infinite.
How rare and beautiful it is to even exist.

talk starfleet politics to me

jameskirk:

There will always be those who mean to do us harm. To stop them, we risk awakening the same evil within ourselves. Our first instinct is to seek revenge when those we love are taken from us. But that’s not who we are. 

ofuhura:

Screencap Meme: Pacific Rim + Chiaroscuro

Requested by: Anon

TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.
-Howard Zinn (via feellng)
tagged as .verba .reminders

I would rather suffer the end of Romulus a thousand times. I would rather die in agony than accept assistance from you.

hypatiaswrath:

Ain’t no party like an Enterprise party

riverdancingcas:

imagineyouricon:

imagine your icon has suddenly, inexplicably, become your legal guardian

I’m going to die

tagged as .text

There will always be those who mean to do us harm…

armellin:

elocinmuse:

five—oclock:

Every Saint Has a Past
… and every sinner has a future


Oh my god

armellin:

elocinmuse:

five—oclock:

Every Saint Has a Past

… and every sinner has a future

Oh my god

I watched the dawn break

and it was watching me

as we stood up on the windy cliff

far above the starry sea

If the guard rail breaks

will you fly with me?


We stood hand in hand

beside the glowing oak tree

we lined up all the stars with our minds

so we could finally be free

If the ground falls away

will you fly with me?


You searched everywhere

for the love you would need

trapped in a room of silent darkness

but your own soul holds the key

If the silence kills us

will you fly with me?


The sadness tried to steal you

it became all you could see

but I know you will find hope inside

so let us simply agree

that if the world dissolves

you will fly with me


If you could feel the colors

you would not be so sad

-(via superfrown)

…except for one female-only romance in Deep Space 9 which ended after half an episode and was in itself illicit for reasons other than the fact Lieutenant Dax was kissing a woman, not a single character in any Star Trek series or film has been openly gay or lesbian. (As an aside: sci fi seems far more comfortable with lesbian romance than gay; probably something to do with the assumed audience being mostly straight and male, thus supposedly titillated by the idea.)

There are two reasons for this lack of representation. The hand-wringing, slightly mealy-mouthed explanation given by Gene Roddenberry when asked about the subject was that because people in his future didn’t care about sexuality, it didn’t need to be shown (despite straight male and female characters having sex all the time). Then there’s the real one, which is that ABC executives, all the way up to the end of Star Trek: Enterprise in 2004, were phenomenally uncomfortable with showing, or even implying the possibility of, same-sex couples on-screen. They figured it was a money-loser, was too controversial for US audiences, and so vetoed any real attempt at including gay characters in the franchise. Deep Space 9’s Cardassian tailor Garak, for instance, was supposed to be bisexual, but ABC vetoed the idea. To his credit, Andy Robinson, who played Garak, didn’t take this lying down and made up for it by flirting heavily with one of the more attractive male lead characters (Siddig El Fadil’s Dr Julian Bashir) non-stop for 7 series.

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