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ds9au · 37 minutes ago
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I’m 16 minutes into rewatching “Past Tense, Pt 1” set in the year 2024, and the most unbelievable part so far is the idea that lay Americans would be using Celcius.
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mlovesstrawberries · 57 minutes ago
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watching ds9 again... god i missed him. you know who.
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Could you tell us what you would do with Julian's character if you could write for him? How do you think his race and British history would effect him? Or how he views himself and the other masculine characters around him? I've only made it to season 4, but I can see what you're talking about and its really interesting! Just plz talk more about this
ahh this is kind of a big question - part of the issue is that star trek is set in a future where, ostensibly, humanity has abolished institutional racism, which makes it interesting when you have characters like julian, who are living in this utopic future but being viewed and understood by us, people who are decidedly not living in utopia. i say this because i do think it's a fine line to tread between writing characters of color without any cultural quirks or markers vs writing characters of color who are hyper-defined by their race and culture. i wouldn't want, say, a julian bashir who's still experiencing the same level and type of post-colonial angst and trauma that people like i am lol, that's just not fun.
so i think the challenge is to imagine what a future for brown british identity might look like once institutional racism is no longer is a thing, and that's where it gets tricky, and where star trek begins to contradict itself a little. so for example, the "eugenics wars" featuring the infamous khan singh character were supposedly largely concentrated in the "third world" ????? what does that meeeean!!! there's so much to unpack there!!! i don't think trek writers themselves really know what race and identity look like in the future for human beings, so they just put these characters in a futuristic setting and write them as if their race no longer impacts them - and don't get me wrong there's a definite benefit to this approach - but with a character like julian you can tell they were struggling to nail down what made him tick. so i would personally delve into star trek's own history, and extrapolate from there. with julian's character, the ties between the eugenics wars and the third world is simply a gold mind of possibility.
personally, i also think a lot would have been solved by having julian be canonically queer. there are a lot of orientalist stereotypes about hyper-sexual, hedonistic, feminized brown men in our current world - so what would it mean if, in this ostensibly utopic future, a brown man could just be be queer and indulgent and refined, while also being respected and admired by his colleagues? also, bring in some of julian's arabic/african cultural ancestry - showing us how he struggles with those things because he's distanced himself from his parents. maybe he struggles with his identity because of the shadow of the eugenics wars, knowing he has family from that part of the world. and despite being queer, julian could struggle with that too - worrying about getting too close to people and revealing his augment status. maybe in the 24th century those orientalist stereotypes are applied to people who are augments, because of the perceived conflation between augments and the third world.
i would have liked to see more of his relationship with his parents. i got the sense he was closer to his mom and had a lot of shame and resentment towards his dad - that's another way we can see his relationship to masculinity being complicated. i would have loved an episode where julian spends time with his mum and they bond over research and books and she gives him motherly advice about his love-life. he has such mama's boy vibes and i wish we had seen that explored in canon. maybe his mother had family who were involved in the eugenics wars? and it's a sore subject between them?
also, personally, i think julian is a bit vain. he would have to be, being so beautiful and also enhanced. but then there's that shadow of shame caused by his status and the history of the eugenics wars - so maybe he feels guilty for enjoying his beauty. i think it would have been really interesting if, from a garashir perspective, one of the obstacles was julian's vanity and commitment to appearances. he has this carefully crafted self-image that would absolutely shatter if he were to openly desire someone like garak, who's considered plain and even a little unattractive by cardassian standards, not to mention his shady past and general air of perversion especially in the earlier seasons.
basically, exploring how julian constantly labors to create a particular image of cultivated, urbane british masculinity to gloss over his internalized shame about being enhanced and having family connections to the third world, and then charting how that image breaks down when he's confronted by, say, his desire and love for someone like garak, or by friends who see past his affectations, or by his augment status being revealed: would he re-entrench himself in that false image, or will he have the courage to shed that facade and be himself without shame or guilt or regret, while also acknowledging where he came from and what history he's unwittingly tied to? that, imho, is one way we could translate post-colonial anguish into a context like star trek
hope this answers some of what you're asking! and please feel free to jump in my inbox with julian/ ds9 thoughts!
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Actual footage of me deciding to write a post about how I can't believe Dukat used to be a sexy fan favorite and saying how I never came across anyone who was actually a Dukat fucker.
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project-star-trek · 3 hours ago
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I love a good suspenseful episode, I haven’t been this on the edge of my seat since By Inferno’s Light 🙌🏻
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deepspaceslime · 3 hours ago
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Vorta proportions because i was making myself nuts trying to keep track of this stupid shape and put it into 2d. im still confused.
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funkylittlefruit · 3 hours ago
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Y’know who deserved better? That Jem’hadar kid.
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datastits · 4 hours ago
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when sisko first meets picard its pretty tense bc of the dead wife situation but ends on better terms later. but i feel like if he knew him sisko actually wouldn't like picard that much strictly based on how mean picard is to children for absolutely no reason
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nuclearr-wessels · 4 hours ago
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(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ enter: weyoun 5! ♡°・
ID: Four gifs from DS9, showing close-ups of Weyoun 5 from his first appearance. He talks with a sympathetic smile and looks slightly upwards. In the last gif, his expression changes into a conspiratorial smirk. End ID.
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stopthatbluecat · 4 hours ago
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Worf said, "I'd never attack an unarmed man; being a little bitch who runs off at the mouth counts as being armed!!"
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datastits · 4 hours ago
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feel like if i met garak he would hate me. sorry sir your clothing line kind of sucks
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tailoring-hearts · 5 hours ago
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Qs interactions with starfleet captains be something like
Q: exists
Sisko: punches Q in face
Janeway: exists
Q: oh Kathy, have a child with me and end the Q Continuum Civil War
Picard: exists
Q: I'm gonna fuck with him then fuck him
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peppernickel · 5 hours ago
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*snorts* okay so the ops scenes in Civil Defense give me the same vibes as those videos where they plop a predator into a container with a bunch of their prey and the predators are just ;-; . Like they really locked all the gays into a room, dropped Dukat in there and let him get destroyed by Kira and Garak. Beautiful. Roast him alive.
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vaiyamagic · 5 hours ago
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I get the whole Jake and Ziyal pairing idea, but I've always liked the idea of Ziyal hooking up with Alexander Rozhenko.
Bonding over the trials of having mixed ancestry? Conflicting feelings about their fathers? Struggling to find their place in the universe? Check, check, and check.
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vortahoney · 5 hours ago
food hc: trill have a lot of charcuterie board looking meals, lots of dips and spreads and fruit. i firmly believe that the trill love green grapes
Genius!!! I’d like to think that they don’t really have the concept of a ‘meal’ and they just snack a bunch. Like they’ll have a big tray of food out and they just eat it throughout the day
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ds9-mug · 6 hours ago
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Blurry mugs are still acceptable on this blog <3
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hughculber · 6 hours ago
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diversity win! The Sisko is of Bajor, but he will find no rest there
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chacusha · 6 hours ago
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Okay, now that I have FINALLY whipped the recs chapter into a decent state, I would like to more widely share my Quodo ship manifesto.
Summary: A manifesto/primer/resource for the Quark/Odo pairing from Deep Space Nine. Word count: 26517 words
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weyouncatboy · 6 hours ago
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The m in milf stands for mila
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