Okay, so, this might take a little explaining, but here goes.
I went to a private grade school where you had to write all assignments and notes and anything at all in cursive, all the time. In fact, I barely knew how to write print when I started going to a regular middle school. And now, as a result, my print handwriting is horrible. Absolutely horrible. And my brother experienced the exact same thing.
I promise this relates to Star Trek.
Now, we all know Spock is perfect-awesome-superhuman-yaddayadda, right? But in my headcanon he has one flaw: really bad Standard handwriting. Because Vulcan script is all pretty and cursive-like and elegant, right? And, growing up on Vulcan, I think Spock would have had way more opportunity to write the native language than Standard letters, which would have been taught in school and entirely on PADDs. Maybe he never wrote in Standard at all, and his whole experience with it is typing.
So how about something cute and fluffy pertaining to Spock's horrible handwriting? Maybe he tries to leave Kirk a love note, and Kirk teases him for how illegible it is. Or maybe he has to leave some sort of scribbled message mid-infamous-disastrous-away-mission, and everything almost goes horribly wrong because no one can read it. Or any other way you can think to take it!
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