Anonymous asked: lol breathing would have worked just as well, honestly. I think he's honestly one of my top five characters in anything I've ever watched, I JUST LOVE HIM AND HIS RIDICULOUS HAIR AND HIS SLOUCHING AND HIS - I'm gonna stop.
The John Sheppard Feels are the black hole kind of feels. It’s like being blackout wasted on feels—you wake up the next day having posting thousands of BUT WHY IS YOUR HAIR SO FEELY posts and written a poem where you rhymed “slouch” with “touch” only it was supposed to be a haiku and oh look you still haven’t turned off the capslock.
I’m scared, Spock.
Can I just say….
“I am now and always will be your friend” is a beautiful sentence. It’s got grace and poise and all the echoes of a lifetime of friendship. It’s poetic and crafted. It’s a clever man putting a beautiful emotion into beautiful words. It’s evocative and delicate.
“Because you are my friend,” on the other hand, is a sledgehammer of tragedy. It’s wasted potential, it’s missed opportunities—it’s a man who had so very little left losing one more part of his heart. It’s not beautiful because he has nothing to spare for crafting a sentiment, for clothing a simple tragedy in adorned language. It’s loss, plain and simple.
And the essential difference between TOS and the Reboot is that TOS Kirk and Spock are forever aiming higher, aspiring to greater and better things, and always reaching new heights. Reboot Kirk and Spock are always failing—-and their failures make them great. Failing to contain his feelings is the greatest thing Spock could have done here.
Anonymous asked: you like SGA too!! my John Sheppard loving heart is so happy to learn this
I mis-read this message at first and thought you said “my John Sheppard breathing heart” and I would have 1000% approved that message. “Like” is far too mild a word for how I feel about SGA.
OK, so point the first: can we have a thousand fics where Scotty is always threatening to quit and Kirk learned his lesson this first time so new crew members panic hilariously every time it happens in the future but there is never any danger of Kirk accepting Scotty’s resignation ever again? And Scotty can use it on anything—from actual ethical showdowns to “I will not work on a ship that does not have three-ply toilet paper”—and Kirk will never do anything but roll his eyes in the future, maybe splutter a little bit in futile rage. And Scotty will use this in the future—all the fucking time—because Captain Tight Pants Perfect Hair deserves every second of it as far as he’s concerned.
Point the second: how much do we all love that Scotty and Kirk have to negotiate when and how one accepts/offers a resignation but Scotty and his life partner are 100% on the same page on this issue? And the dude doesn’t even, like, argue. He’s just like, “oh, whoops, sorry, is it time for my resignation letter now? Because I have it. It’s right here.” (PS: I am shipping these two SO HARD now. SO. HARD.)
Point the third: I want to see 10000% more instances of the clothes Scotty wears on shore leave. I want to see all the Hawaiian shirts, all the neon ties, everything.
Point the fourth: I want to see Scotty treat his communicator like a phone all the time. I want him to cover the mouthpiece—ineffectively—on away missions and while grumbling about Kirk and while eating dinner and while finishing off an argument with life partner dude about how much Scotch is a wise decision. I have always loved how all the inappropriate phone social conventions turn up with the communicators. I bet Scotty would tots save photos to his communicator and be projecting holographic renderings of his kids to diplomats in his old age as they smile politely and hope desperately that he hasn’t managed to add more memory for more photos on his (spoilers: he has) and that the photo stream will end soon (spoilers: it won’t). I bet he has invented horribly annoying games with lots of loud annoying music to play on his communicator when he’s bored on away missions.