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JIm * 31 * she/they


Find me on AO3 as burning_spirit / jimkirkachu, and on tumblr @ jimkirkachu - please feel free to comm me on any platform! I love making new friends in the fandom. :)


Secretary by day; writer, musician by night; Trekkie 24/7.  TOS is my soul mate.


"Hang on tight and survive." JTK, "Charlie X"


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The Berries by jesmihr Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 14]
Summary:

Kirk and Spock’s shore leave gets interesting when Spock accidentally becomes inebriated


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: None
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8681 Read Count: 13401
[Report This] Published: 10/18/2005 Updated: 10/18/2005
Reviewer: burning_spirit Signed
Date: 06/25/2019 Title: Chapter 1: The Berries

Kirk seductively saying he wants to kiss Spock awake just about KILLS me... in a very, very, very, VERY GOOD way!  I know I'm really late to the game here, but thank you for writing and sharing this, it's pure gold... just like our boys themselves. :) :) :)

God Bless The In Laws by Cruz Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

During a private conversation, Kirk confesses to Amanda his true feelings for Spock.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Amanda
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6350 Read Count: 14671
[Report This] Published: 09/02/2009 Updated: 09/02/2009
Reviewer: burning_spirit Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 09/24/2019 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

OH MY HEART I AM SOBBING AND GASPING AND DYING FROM HOW GORGEOUS AND PERFECT AND SOFT THIS IS AND HOW PAINFULLY IN LOVE THEY ARE *crying into infinity*

I can't believe this story has existed here for TEN YEARS and I've only just now found it, but dear merciful Heavens, I am so in love and so grateful to have read it!!!!!  THANK YOU x ALL ETERNITY for writing this extraordinary work, and for sharing it with the world!!!!!  You've absolutely and totally wrecked me and my tiny little K/S-obsessed heart!!!!! ♥♥♥

The Pillar of Life by Cruz Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 29]
Summary:

The five year mission is coming to an end.  Kirk and Spock have a heart to heart that will change their lives forever.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: First Time
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7933 Read Count: 11490
[Report This] Published: 10/08/2009 Updated: 10/08/2009
Reviewer: burning_spirit Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 11/17/2019 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

OH MY HEAVENS

I realize I'm ten years late to the game here, but GOOD LORD this is pure golden perfection that has caused me to shed Real Actual Tears and make my heart and soul feel so full and happy and grateful for such beauty to have made its way onto my screen and into my eyeballs!!!!!!!!  Thank you so much for writing and sharing this absolutely gorgeous, exquisite, gentle, passionate, soft, BLISSFUL scene--I haven't been so moved by a story in months, if not years. <3 <3 <3

(Okay, excuse me while I go sob uncontrollably over how extraordinary and transcendant this is.......)

Gentleness by Charlotte Frost Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 11]
Summary:

After Kirk returns from the M/U, he and Spock discuss their counterparts while lying together in bed. Originally published in 1986 the print fanzine Naked Times # 12.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: AU or Mirror Universe
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Established Relationship
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2229 Read Count: 5110
[Report This] Published: 05/16/2010 Updated: 05/16/2010
Reviewer: burning_spirit Signed
Date: 09/15/2019 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hi there--I know that it's been almost ten years since you posted this, but in case you're still hanging out here, I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely ADORE it. You really captured the tenderness and devotion between these two in such lovely ways... Spock's "spot," their sweet petting and banter, and (of course) the overall gentleness they both show each other... I'm just dying of love for them. <3 Anyway, thank you for writing and sharing this, even though it's taken me forever to find it!! :)

The Squire of Eros by aldora89 Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 20]
Summary:

An old nemesis pays a social call to the Enterprise just in time for the annual Valentine's Day party.  On this occasion it's Spock who draws the brunt force of his irritating personality.  But when his holiday-inspired antics turn dangerous, it's up to the Captain and crew to take him down, and Jim is forced to confront his long-evaded desires regarding his first officer. (Written for the LJ K/S Valentine's meme.  Based loosely on prompt #31.)

Involves an attempt at a plot, a foppish villain, and copious amounts of TOS nerdery.

Beta: purple_spock at LJ, who put up with my procrastinating nonsense!

 


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, First Time, Humor, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Spock
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 24659 Read Count: 20231
[Report This] Published: 02/20/2011 Updated: 02/20/2011
Reviewer: burning_spirit Signed
Date: 06/05/2017 Title: Chapter 5: Part 5

Oh my gorn... I forced myself to take a week to read the whole thing because it was so good I didn't want it to end!!  Absolutely loved your plot, characterizations, skillful craft/wordsmithing, originality... and (of course) your use of Trelane! ^__^  A beautiful story, thank you for writing and sharing! :) :) :)

The Rules of Vulcan Engagement by Pamdizzle Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 25]
Summary:

This is in answer to Hypatia Kosh's challenge which is linked below.

Jim is happily bonded to Spock, but there's jut one thing standing in the way of their seamless happily ever after: Sarek.

As the highest paid diplomat in the Federation...the Vulcan Ambassador has no shortage of funds...so why is he charging expensive dinners, clothing, and even transit tickets to his own son's wedding to Jim and Spock's personal account?

Contains humor, K/S goodness and fluff and a fair amount of precious metal and gems...

I have placed this under both TOS and Nu, because no universe is alluded to inthe story and any details that would indicate a specific universe were purposefully avoided, just because I like a challenge. lol. Let me know if I pulled it off!


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Sarek
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Established Relationship, Humor
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Spock
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe, Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Challenges: My Father-in-Law Is A Cheap Bastard
Series: Challenge Fics
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2016 Read Count: 3992
[Report This] Published: 02/19/2013 Updated: 02/19/2013
Reviewer: burning_spirit Signed
Date: 01/15/2019 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Omg just... all of this.  Literally *all* of it.  But *especially* the gorgeously tender makeup sex @_@

Whipping Boy by WeirdLittleStories Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

Jim unwillingly reveals sadistic desires, as Spock assures him that it is all completely logical.

 


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study, Erotica, Established Relationship, Hurt/Comfort
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Spock
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: Dominance/submission, Kink
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13548 Read Count: 5978
[Report This] Published: 11/26/2013 Updated: 11/26/2013
Reviewer: burning_spirit Signed
Date: 10/26/2017 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4: Epilogue

Gorndammit but I *love* your writing!!  Thank you, as always, for writing and sharing, and thank you this time in particular for pursuing this concept and posting it for others to see.  That clearly took conviction, courage, and honesty.  (Hm... qualities that remind me of two certain Starfleet officers... O:-))

As other reviewers have mentioned, I greatly appreciate your ability to turn something like BDSM--which at first seems, to a 30-year-old conservatively-raised virgin like me, rather incomprehensible from a logical standpoint--into something that not only makes intellectual sense but is also beautiful in its own way.  While I, of course, greatly appreciate, respect, and admire the ease with which you [always] write Kirk and Spock so well in character, at least with this story I may have appreciated even *more* the fact that you expertly used them as a means of broadening readers'/my mental horizons.  (Well... assuming I'm even capable of loving *anything* more than I love your respect for our beloved TOS officers.)  Despite my earlier remark, while I *am* inexperienced, I've spent a major portion of the last ten years trying to expand my understanding of sexuality, sadomasochism, what makes people tick and what they understand versus what turns them on, and the ways those things intersect with societal expectations vs. religion vs. spirituality vs. faith (none of which I find synonymous).  So on a political/psychological level as well as a personal one, I find your presentations of concepts many other fanfiction writers overuse and take for granted to be extremely thoughtful, inspiring, and enlightening.  (E.g. the D/s relationship isn't just a tag or a trope here, it's actually investigated and actively developed by the characters themselves through believable and admirably open communication. *googly-eyed fangirling here*)

...And, naturally, I'm thrilled to find such levels of profundity within my OTP's fandom. ;-)  Thank you, as always, for your brilliance, creativity, and integrity!



Author's Response:

Oh, my!  You're so very sweet to me; thanks so much for leaving such a fabulous review -- you've made my day!

I have been both a professor of social psychology and a clinical psychologist at different times in the past, so it sounds as if you and I have quite similar interests and approaches to the world.  Social psychology involves analyzing the effects of social forces on the individual, and my particular areas of concentration within social psychology were the psychology of gender roles and the psychology of stereotyping and prejudice.  How does society shape babies into male and female, and how much do those societal pressures limit us?  What about the ways we think and process information gives rise to stereotypes, and how do our emotional needs lead some of us into prejudice?  Those have been my preoccupations for most of my life, and it sounds like the kinds of things you enjoy thinking about.

Religion and spirituality are touchy topics, and they're hard to sum up in the labels we use.  I know Christians who use their religion to justify their prejudice against women or Black people or queer people, and I know Christians who use their religion to justify fighting AGAINST prejudice against all of those groups.  Personally, I summarize my outlook by saying that my mind is an atheist and my heart is Wiccan.  I don't believe that any gods exist, but their non-existence doesn't mean that we should do anything that comes to mind.  Rather, because gods don't exist, that means that the onus is on human beings to make life on this earth as fair and just as possible, because there's no old man in the sky who's going to make it all up to people after they're dead.

And yet I also feel as if there's a universal life force that runs through all things, and furthering that life force in good and positive ways is part of our duty as humans.  That involves intelligent stewardship of the planet, helping to right societal wrongs, and generally trying to add hope and joy and fairness to the world.

Until the movies came along and required a soul so that we could get Spock back, Vulcans were portrayed as atheists who nonetheless had a reverence for life, which resonates very strongly for me.  And TOS frequently fought against prejudice, violence and hatred, trying to give us an aspirational model of the future, one where all humans worked together for the common good, one where people from different planets could combine to explore and discover the galaxy.  James Kirk called Spock of Vulcan brother in "Whom Gods Destroy," and that's the kind of world I want.

So I guess maybe you could say TOS is my religion or my spirituality.  Certainly it's my faith. :-)

Thanks again for your thoughtful comment; I'm thrilled to read such wonderful things from so interesting a person as yourself!

 

Reviewer: burning_spirit Signed
Date: 02/24/2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Revelation

OH MY WORD I’M SO SORRY!!!  I’m such an idiot—I thought I posted my response to this months ago!!  You gave me so many awesome things to think about that I put it all in a Word document and forgot to transfer it here!!  *begging for forgiveness*


One of my favorite quotes from all of TOS is Kirk saying in “Elaan of Troyius,” “It’s been my experience that the prejudices people feel about each other disappear when they get to know each other.”  (Well… that and when he chastises Stiles for his bigotry in “Balance of Terror”—because who doesn’t love a good diplomatic Starfleet bitch-slap to a racist??  And, of course, the almost nervous way Spock [so adorably!!] bites his lip when Kirk defends him. *moony eyes*)


Goodness, your work sounds absolutely AMAZING.  Like everything I love about Star Trek come to life in a real career.  I took, um… one semester of psychology in college and adored it, but had already made my proverbial bed as a music/English double major and was past the point of no return.  LOL.  Not to copy our beloved Vulcan, but seriously, your work sounds fascinating.


So... my experiences with matters of spirituality have led me to rather specifically compartmentalize those aspects of my personality.  I guess my religion is Methodist/generic Protestant, my faith is “Christian but fine with other people believing whatever they want,” and my spirituality is the more complicated mixture of beliefs I’ve come to put stock in, from Judeo-Christian traditions to [~*of course*~] Star Trek ;-), chakras, karma, meditation, and all manner of supernatural beings (I totally believe in angels, ghosts, demons, mermaids, Bigfoot… etc.  Maybe not in the ways they’re popularly portrayed, but still).  Where I really started to draw the line between religion and faith/spirituality was when I realized that the church, as much as I appreciate its place in my life, is indeed an imperfect human institution that does, unfortunately, get things wrong; one of the things I really appreciate about the United Methodist Church, for example, is that they term sexuality as one of “God’s good gifts.”  But they lose me when they bow to essentially non-scriptural conservative convention and tack on that anything beyond vanilla heterosexuality is “inconsistent” with Christ’s teachings… yet if you go by the Gospels, Christ never said a word on the topic.  Beyond that, it’s the (oft-bemoaned) tendency of Bible-thumpers to pick and choose passages of scripture that they conveniently interpret to support their own bigoted beliefs that turned me off to blind religiosity/uninformed devotion to the church’s teachings a long time ago.  So far, every “Biblical” argument I’ve ever heard by “Christians” against non-hetero relationships has used some kind of logical fallacy—I really don’t think the take-away from the Sodom and Gomorrah story was “men can’t sleep with men,” I think it was supposed to be more like “people shouldn’t rape other people.” o_O  I’ve wondered for a long time why religious and political organizations try to make it their business what goes on between people’s bedsheets.  Besides, how many people are *actually* Kinsey zeroes?  I’ve known very few who would qualify.  (Jim Kirk much?  Oh, how I love him, and oh, how I resent most people’s gross misconceptions of him!!)  I’m similarly baffled [as I’m sure you’ve discerned by now] by people who don’t see the K/S romance, or at least the potential their on-screen relationship poses.



Anyway, I am completely in love with your description of the need for human responsibility in a world without any God/god/gods/“higher power.”  I believe much the same thing (albeit with the old man in the sky thrown in there ;-)), that faith (in God, in humanity, in whatever) and good works are inseparable… that being human goes hand-in-hand with being accountable for our actions as well as responsible for taking care of the world around us and the people we meet, in whatever ways we are capable.


Also, your comment about life forces and atheism with respect for life really reminded me of the Lifestream concept in Final Fantasy VII (also with strong overtones of social and environmental responsibility).  And I love anyone and anything that reminds me of FFVII. ^__^  Therefore, even more love!!  *insert glitter and unicorns here*


In my recently rekindled discipleship of Captain Kirk [and Spock and McCoy… I *may* have made locket-type necklaces of the holy Triumvirate which I refer to as my patron-saints-of-space jewelry], I’ve put a little sticky note at the top of my monitor at work of his advice to Charlie Evans to “hang on tight and survive.”  Although that was specifically in regards to relationship troubles, it’s a lovely daily reminder to me that even in Star Trek’s vastly-improved universe of the 23rd century, the individual still has to face the same personal struggles and demons that we all face now.  It’s especially reassuring to me as a writer for its value as both a mantra and a reality check; the creators/production crew/writers could have easily used their fictional medium to write off contemporary personal struggles as problems that, like hunger and greed and war, had all been miraculously (and somewhat inexplicably) solved on the Earth of the Trekverse.  But rather than pretend that human society had established flawless solutions to individuals’ quests for love, or confidence in their own identity, or spiritual enlightenment, or *whatever*, they allowed the characters to be just as deeply troubled by their personal circumstances as we are in real life.  I love that even though the idea of a peaceful United Earth is a suspension of disbelief for us, the writers still gave us access to the Trek world through characters whose experiences on the individual level are comparable to ours.  Puberty still sucks; people young and old are still trying to find romantic love; marriages can still end in divorce; knowing oneself is still a stressful and long-term process; careers, even with Starfleet, can still lead to unfulfilling dead ends (Finney, anyone?), etc. etc. ad infinitum.


Well, I could go on and on and on about all this... and the myriad thoughts I've had in the last few years about gender/sexuality/socialization/societal norms defining the individual and so forth, but I guess that's all for another day.  In case you couldn't tell, I'm SO excited to have connected with someone else who's so interested in substantively digging into the real-life implications of Starfleet's morality and the TOS ethos... *googly eyes once again*  Keep on keeping on, dear, because your work and writing and worldview and *everything* are inexpressibly wonderful!!!

Reviewer: burning_spirit Signed
Date: 02/25/2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Revelation

(PS - Since I *finally* realized I'd forgotten to post that latest comment, I figured, hey, why not read the whole story again?  And God dammit, your writing is incredible!!!  Even better the second time around! :))

A Logical Form of Relationship by WeirdLittleStories Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 14]
Summary:

Jim wonders why a relationship that can't produce offspring is accepted by Vulcans, and Spock explains how logical it is.

 

 


Categories: Ficlets
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: First Time
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 509 Read Count: 2317
[Report This] Published: 01/09/2014 Updated: 01/09/2014
Reviewer: burning_spirit Signed
Date: 05/29/2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I've only just joined the site, but this story is by far one of my favorite fics ever!!  It makes my heart so happy... thank you for writing it. :) :) :)



Author's Response:

Aw, thank you!  I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the story, and thanks so much for taking the time to tell me so. ♥

 

Summary:

When Spock catches Kirk with a Wonder Woman comic book, the explanation of how he got the book and why he's reading it surprises the Vulcan greatly.

 


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe, Crossover, ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1429 Read Count: 4874
[Report This] Published: 06/18/2017 Updated: 06/18/2017
Reviewer: burning_spirit Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 06/28/2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I'm so excited that someone else felt that moral/ethical connection to TOS Starfleet that I did after seeing WW!  Figured it was just my own desperately grasping at any excuse to see TOS influences in anything and everything... :-)  Also, I think we're kindred spirits as far as popular misconceptions about Kirk are concerned; I get all sorts of bothered when people discuss or portray him as hothead, womanizer, etc.  Refreshing fic, thank you for sharing it!



Author's Response:

I'm so glad that you felt the same WW/TOS connection that I did; it makes a person feel less alone. :-)  Of course, it was easy for me to feel that connection because TOS is never far from my mind; my spouse teases me that I'd rather talk about Star Trek than eat. :-)

I don't know if you've seen my essay "Mistakes to Avoid When Writing TOS"on AO3, but #6 on the list of mistakes to avoid is portraying Kirk as a man who's totally driven by his sexuality. Here's an excerpt from that essay:

*** Begin excerpt ***

We often see Kirk kissing some woman he just met five minutes ago, which proves that he's a total sex maniac, right? Um, no. :-)

Kirk does appreciate women, but most of Kirk's seductions are intended to accomplish a mission-related goal, such as to distract the woman, to secure her help, to gain more information about the situation, to stall for time, and so on. For example, he kisses Andrea in "What Are Little Girls Made Of" to try to confuse her and to gain her loyalty. He flirts with Miri in the episode of the same name in order to soothe her fears and to get her on their side. He kisses Sylvia in "Catspaw" to try to get information out of her. He kisses Marlena in "Mirror, Mirror" partly to maintain his cover and partly to gain her as an ally. Kelinda in "By Any Other Name," Shahana in "Gamesters of Triskelion" ... the list of women Kirk seduces in order to further non-sexual ends goes on and on. It's clear that Kirk's sexuality is a weapon as potent as his phaser. ;-) But using his charisma for instrumental purposes is very different from being totally driven by his sexuality.

And much of the time, Kirk doesn't even have a choice. Sylvia didn't him much choice. Deela in "Wink of an Eye" gave him NO choice, and Helen Noel was forced on him by Dr. Adams in "Dagger of the Mind." Nona used a drug to seduce Kirk against his will in "A Private Little War," and Elaan used her magic tears to seduce him against his will in "Elaan of Troyius."  Sargon and Thalassa use the bodies of Kirk and Ann Mulhall to make out in "Return to Tomorrow," but Kirk isn't kissing anybody.

The number of women Kirk kisses both willingly and for non-mission-related goals is actually very small: 

In Season 1, there's Areel Shaw in "Court Martial," Ruth in "Shore Leave," and Edith Keeler in "The City on the Edge of Forever."  (I'm excluding Janice Rand in "Enemy Within" because that was Evil Kirk, and Kirk makes it clear in "The Naked Time" that the whole Kirk can't or won't get involved with his yeoman.)   Andrea, Helen Noel, Miri, and Lenore Karidian were all mission-related.

In Season 2, there are NO women that Kirk kisses willingly for non-mission-related ends.  Sylvia, Marlena, Shahana, and Kelinda are ALL mission-related, and Nona gave him a date-rape drug to make him kiss her against his will.  (Janet Wallace pursues Kirk in "The Deadly Years," but he fends her off.)

In Season 3, there's Miramanee in "The Paradise Syndrome" (though since Kirk had amnesia then, it's not clear how much this should count), and there's Rayna in "Requiem for Methuselah."  He does try to make time with Miranda Jones in "Is There in Truth No Beauty," but she wasn't having any. :-)  Elaan, Deela, Marta, and Odona were all mission-related, and Vanna and Janice Lester were attackers.

So that's ... five women in three years — one of which was an amusement-park android and one of which Kirk got involved with when he'd lost his memory — which I think isn't actually all that much for a thirty-four-year-old man.  But then, starship captains are very busy folks. ;-)

*** End Excerpt***

So yeah, even though my favorite TOS character is actually Spock, I have great respect for Kirk as well, and it burns me up when he's portrayed as a man with more lust and luck than ethics or sense, because that's so NOT who he is.

 

Reviewer: burning_spirit Signed
Date: 06/28/2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh.  Man.  You have no idea how much I love everything about this!!!  As a longtime Kirk girl, I've developed an automatic rebuttal to people making "Kirk is a misogynistic sex addict" jokes, and it begins with, "Have you actually *watched* the original series?"  (Surprise, the answer is usually no. e__e)  Your excerpt is, like, everything I've never been able to adequately express regarding Kirk's sexuality, thank you!!!!  I'm going to have to commit all that to memory so I can sound more coherent and less ragey the next time someone dares to bash Kirk in my presence.  (Heh, I say that as if it's a daily occurrence or something.  But Kirk is so widely misunderstood even within Trek circles that finding anyone who actually "gets" him feels like finding a long-lost sibling or something!  *insert melodramatic "where have you been all my life" fawning here*)

These things certainly *do* make a fan feel less alone, and I greatly appreciate your writing as well as your response--I have a few close Trek-obsessed friends, but they're fairly new to the franchise and/or TOS in particular, so it's nice to connect with other TOS'ers for more in-depth discussions of the characters (not to discount the fun I've had introducing my pals to Kirk and Spock and McCoy and the beauty/depth/pure bliss that is TOS, but hey).  I definitely commiserate on getting irritated/defensive when any of the three leads are talked about or written poorly by fans (especially since fans of the show[s] should know better) (and I'm sure this is preaching to the choir but *holy crap* there are a *ton* of badly written Spocks out there, which I actually find even more horrible and inexcusable than a badly written Kirk, but I digress)...  I often feel like I'm probably making a bigger deal out of the particulars than I should, but it's reassuring to know I'm not the only one devoting serious thought and energy to these things!  Besides which, if Spock, Bones, and Kirk aren't worth that level of emotional investment, who in the world *is*?? ;-)

Sounds like you and your spouse are both very wise indeed... I too would subsist entirely on Star Trek if it were physiologically possible, but then again, apparently food and sleep are also sort of important! X-D

Romance Is Built In by WeirdLittleStories Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Kirk talks to McCoy about his romantic relationship with Spock.  As Kirk reveals some details about Vulcan relationships, McCoy is surprised at just how happy Jim Kirk is with his Vulcan lover.

"Vulcans don't need to ADD romance or drama to their sex lives, because evolution already gave Vulcans the most romantic and dramatic sexuality I've ever heard of."

 


Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study, Established Relationship, Fluff, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe, ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 780 Read Count: 996
[Report This] Published: 10/06/2017 Updated: 10/06/2017
Reviewer: burning_spirit Signed
Date: 10/07/2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Brilliant and beautiful, as usual!  Thank you for writing :)



Author's Response:

You're sweet and kind, as usual!  Thank you for commenting; I'm happy that you liked this little storylet.