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Long Live by Llin
Summary: Long live all the magic we made.

All the Star Treks, half a century of story, the torch passed down generation after generation. United by the bonds of friendship and family and optimism about the future. And I love what the first comment has to say.

It ticks me off when I hear people defending grimdark fiction with "because realism". The daily news supplies plenty of realism already. I know about the horrors and injustices that exist. If grimdark fiction mimics reality, then this is a failure of the imagination. Because you know what? Everything great and good that humankind has ever achieved, came from someone looking at the world and thinking, "It doesn't have to be this way." You put a black woman officer on a starship, against the dictates of reality, and you are already changing the future. You have to imagine it before you can make it real.

This is what Star Trek does. It shows us that humankind can make a future, a better future, where we can be our best selves. And that there is a place in it for all of us, whoever we may be, there is a place for us in that future, there is a place on the bridge of the goddamn Enterprise.

Yeah, I have a lot of feelings about this.

I call myself a Star Trek fan, but for me, Star Trek is beyond a fandom. Things like this vid remind me why.

Long live all the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you
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Man, where on earth did the week go? Anyway, here is my rather belated Supanova report.

Day 1 - aka Nichelle Nichols Is Made Of Win )

Day 2 - aka Jared Padalecki Day )

Photos )
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Saw Star Trek: Nemesis last night. Yes, on the day it opened. Yes, I am a geek. What's sad is that I phoned ahead to check that it wasn't sold out, and when I got to the cinema it was only half-full. I guess all the diehard fans would be watching it at George Street in the city.

I'll post more detailed comments later, but for now, I've just got one thing to say.

Major spoilers for Nemesis )

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