Reviewer: ImaginarySanity Signed
Chapter 1: none
For a moment when I was reading this, I thought it was something I had written. It was almost like looking in a mirror. Everything you said is just how I feel. I'm sort of "in the closet" about my love for Kirk/Spock, just because I know people are disgusted by homosexuality, and, like you said, the idea that I and many others believe Star Trek characters actually have (God forbid!) emotional understanding, feeling, and the capability to love. Gene Rodenberry mentioned that he intentionally wrote Kirk and Spock so that they would complete each other. That is love, right there, and I'm proud to say I support it, because love is love no matter how you look at it. Being a straight female, slash does turn me on more than het. Like you, I have no idea why. Thanks for this.Author's Response:
It's funny how motivations can be so similar for many of us. Thank you for commenting on my essay and it's great to hear that others feel like I do. And as for Star Trek characters and their sexuality, I think that especially during TNG, DS9 and VOY there was a lot of clinical attitude towards sex. Apart from very few exceptions, like Tom/B'Elanna, T'Pol/Trip and Worf/Dax there wasn't a whole lot of exploration when it comes to emotional relationships at all. And despite the fact that it probably wasn't Gene Roddenberry's intention, the way that Kirk and Spock completed one another is about the most emotionally appealing pairing in Star Trek, bar none.