Star Trek. Dear Lord, how do I even begin to put Star Trek into words. My love and feelings and thoughts and devotion. It's not as popularly recognized a religion like being a Jedi is, but it is a one.
So I guess let's start with how I got into it. When I was in 8th grade, I moved halfway through the year. I came from this giant public school where my grade alone was 1100 to this itty bitty Christian school where my grade was a class of 13.
Needless to say I was out of my element.
There were these three girls in my class I desperately wanted to fit in with. So the three girls. One of them was really into, actually what I'm really into now. Comic books, and nerd culture. I went over to her house one day and in her room was a Star Trek poster. I'd heard of it. I'd remembered growing up with my mom watching it on tv after Gunsmoke and being terrified of Worf.
So this may date me but this new movie was coming out and it was all Star Trek. The Star Trek 2009 reboot. And at first I was borrowing that girls excitement, wanting her to like me. Then I genuinely got excited. I saw the movie, and I was struck in the heart. I was in love. I was going to devote a large chunk of my life to this show and I knew it. I immediately joined ONTD_Star Trek on livejournal, went out and bought the first season, and took my first Star Trek book out from the library. One I can never go back too because I of how much I owe them in fines for keeping this one Star Trek Book for almost a year.
This was my everything. Quoting The Voyage Home in assignments, sneaking references in to everyday conversation, joining Star Trek Parties online late at night. Which is how I discovered fanfiction.
Oh let me tell you. I had no fucking clue.
Suddenly there was this world opened up to me that people could write outside book series but about the same thing? I got recommended a few on ONTD and I was off. I used to put blankets under my door and around the edges so I could stay up late night reading fanfic on my Wii without my parents seeing the light of my tv. You heard me. My Wii. I would scroll back and forth across the screen reading fic until not sleeping was more normal then sleeping.
Now I won't call myself an officiant, but I know a fuck ton about Star Trek, and I know how much love and togetherness this show has brought to people. And I love that. I love that we all have this love for this show that says yes humans lived. We lived and we became better and we thrived. We moved up in this world and beyond it.
So there have been some cosplay photos thrown throughout this. I'll do a whole post if that's what is desired.
One of my next tattoos is Star Trek. I will always love Star Trek. I'll talk to you about any aspect of it, just please message me.
Happy Birthday Star Trek. To another 50 years of exploring The Final Frontier.