When I talked about Into Darkness at my college, some dude automatically assumed I didn’t know anything about The Original Series(although he wasn’t a dick about it, thankfully);
….Uh huh. Clearly you haven’t met me.
This is not my first post about this subject, not by a long shot. I’ve made a few essays about it, in fact, but I guess following the controversy we had in the tag a few days or a week ago (I have no sense of time anymore) I had sort of a different train of thought about it that I’d like to share.
When most people use the term ‘canon’ to describe a pairing, what they mean, specifically, is that the canon work has confirmed their pairing to be a romantic one. Either the couple has kissed or hugged or made some kind of verbal confirmation that their relationship is, in fact, romantic and most likely physical. Shippers crave this. They beg for their pairing to be ‘canon’. Oh please, let my pairing kiss! Let them hug or say ‘I love you’! Only then will my shipping life be complete!
Inevitably, a lot of us Spirk shippers base our definition of ‘canon’ on this as well and even though we are met by naysayers who claim that our pairing is ‘crack’ because they’ve never kissed on screen, we still attest that kissing most definitely happened, okay?!?! Vulcan-kissing, duh.
Well, alright. We feel that we have canon evidence that Kirk and Spock were having kissy, huggy sexy times and that’s all well and good.
But let’s try to put Spirk in perspective for a moment. Let’s just…talk about what we definitely, definitely have seen on screen (aka canon).
- Kirk and Spock have worked and fought side by side as partners for decades.
- Kirk and Spock share a bond that cannot really be defined.
- Kirk and Spock have risked life and limb for one another time and time again, without question. They have risked careers, Kirk sacrificed the Enterprise in the name of bringing Spock back, despite not knowing for sure if his plan would even work, despite having always put the Enterprise before everything and everyone else.
- Kirk and Spock are the most important beings in each other’s lives.
- Kirk and Spock have used various terms throughout the canon to suggest that they are two halves of the same soul. “The noblest part of me”, “His soul is my responsibility, as certain as if it were my very own”
- “This simple feeling is beyond V’ger’s comprehension”
Despite all the arguing that is done over them, whether or not they were legitimate and everything else, what cannot be denied is what is seen. Theirs was/is profound bond, one that I have not seen paralleled between two fictional characters since.
So, when we consider all that these two have shared and the epic story that lies between them, does it REALLY MATTER THAT FUCKING MUCH IF THEY’VE EVER MADE OUT IN A TURBOLIFT ON SCREEN? What are kisses and physical affection compared with self-sacrifice? With unwavering devotion? With two intertwined souls?
They’re really nothing.
So, honestly, if you’re basing the legitimacy of Kirk and Spock’s relationship on whether or not they’ve kissed or had sex or said, verbatim, ‘I love you in a romantic way’ on screen, you must think about that one again.
Love really isn’t about physical affection. Yes, it’s nice. A lot of people in romantic relationships enjoy it. But then again, the two are not mutually exclusive. Love is putting someone’s needs before your own, being whole-heartedly devoted to them, and I can think of no other pairing (even among the ones I cherish) that better displays this.
In short, this is why I believe that Spirk is the best of the best. It’s a personal opinion, granted, but I have never heard a more epic tale of love before and I doubt I ever will. I pity those that can’t see or understand that legitimacy.
(Here, just have this gorgeous thing in closing. I can’t remember who made it. Let me know if it’s yours and I’ll credit you.)
“I only work in outer space”
So, I was sitting here, thinking to myself about Spock’s death scene, and the argument over Kirk doing the Vulcan salute (if Kirk was actually giving a Vulcan kiss through the glass or not). And obviously, a lot of non-slashers will say, no it’s just a salute! There’s glass between them anyway! They weren’t gay! Okay. There’s the argument from the slashers of, what if you remove the glass? That makes it a kiss.
But no one ever makes this argument: why would Kirk be giving a Vulcan salute to a dying man? Doesn’t the Vulcan salute essentially mean “live long and prosper” or “peace and long life”. I know it has been used as farewells, but it usually has the meaning of “live long and prosper” not “sorry that you’re dying, sucks to suck”. Why would Kirk be saying that to a dying Spock?
So, by pure logic, it must be a kiss. You can not convince me otherwise.
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top 5 fandoms you’ll see:
- The Avengers/Marvel.
- Star Trek(Usually TOS).
- Doctor Who.
- Adventure Time.
top 2 celebrities you’ll see:
- Tom Hiddleston
- Jensen Ackles and/or Misha Collins.top 3 other topics you’ll see:
do I make graphics?
- The Legend of Zelda stuff.
- Love Quotes.
- Sherlock, eventually.
- Not graphics, but I art sometimes?
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this episode will be the death of me
“A teddy bear?”
“omg mom no you’re so embarrassing”
whenever kirk is off on a mission or something and spock is left in charge of the enterprise, mccoy just sort of
it’s like he has this sense that spock is going to need someone to disagree with him in order to move the plot along in the next three minutes!!!
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