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Star Trek 2009 was a big fucking deal for me, accidentally. Life is what happens when you're half-heartedly writing for six different tiny fandoms to procrastinate on schoolwork, so I went to see it the weekend it came out, but mostly on a whim: friends invited me and I'm vaguely a geek so I figured ok.

And I fell ~hard, yo. In that indescribable way that involves adrenaline, nausea, and maybe even some crying. Like those girls in the photos from the Beatles first tour in the US. I fell so hard I slid without protest into the fandom in a way I hadn't in the half decade since I'd slid mostly out of HP, which had been a complex and sometimes very hurtful period in my life.

The experience I then had in the Star Trek fandom was ~immense. As immense as HP, though in a different way. I was more grown up this time. At least a little. As were most of us, a lot of HP veterans who knew what buttons not to push. And for whatever reason, in Trek I was definitely more of a big deal. I met dozens of people, wrote thousands and thousands of words, read what seems like millions of awesome stories, and exchanged hundreds of comments, on both my fic and others'. It was my ~place.

All good things must end, of course, and I'm mostly not bitter about Tumblr and STID. I've accepted that some things are beyond my control, that things change, and that maybe I'll never be as involved in a fandom again. I've started writing original fiction to fill the hole and I'm okay with that, even though it's not quite the same. I miss the community but I have people in my life from it that I will never, ever let go of. (Much to their chagrin I'm sure. ;) )

My memories of it are fond, is what I'm saying. And my love for it has remained. Jim and Bones still stir me, hearing the French horn rip from the beginning of it all still makes me grin even if I'm in the foulest of moods. It is a good, if not often visited, place in me.

Star Trek Beyond was 2 hours spent exactly in that place. That's the best way I can describe it. From the opening to the very last note, and every spinny-camera one-liner in between, I was home.

I'd list things in particular, but where do I even fucking start?


My heart.

Date: 2016-07-23 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Take some time to digest and maybe even a second watch. I'm going again tomorrow because although I loved the movie, I feel like I missed some things in my spinning head.
A rewatch is needed to be more articulate than the bits I've posted.

Edited Date: 2016-07-23 04:00 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-08-18 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I didn't need time to digest. :) But I definitely did see it again, and will see it a lot more times in the future. Good stuff!

Date: 2016-07-23 09:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
That is exactly how I felt - so many fandom memories came flooding back. And there were so many things that we felt were important that actually, finally, miraculously became important onscreen. How many times did we all read and write that exact birthday scene? Watching it come to life was magic. I actually thought right before it started that there were two things I'd love to see but didn't really think I would: Winona's presence and the crew hanging out together. And Beyond had them both.


Date: 2016-08-18 03:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
How many times did we all read and write that exact birthday scene?


Ugh, I'm still not over it. Hearts in my damn eyes. 😍😍😍😍

Date: 2016-07-25 04:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hubby and I saw this movie Friday night and I LURRRVVVVED it!!! Absolutely freakin loved it!! It's funny, 'MY' ST was TNG, where Hubby and I watched it together after we put the kids to bed. I loved Picard, and #1, and the rest. It was so fresh and so original to me at that time.

Mr. R did watch the Original series, and I did too, but later on as we were still rather wee ones when it first came out (I mean, yeah, we're old but not THAT old, lol).

Anyway, I loved this one! Can't tell you why, other than it just made me smile, a LOT!

Date: 2016-07-26 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

{{[hugs you hard]}}

Date: 2016-08-18 03:54 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2016-07-27 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
While nothing can compare to the high of Star Trek '09; Beyond was two hours of sweet sadness; sweet because I got to spend two hours with my favorite group of seven overachieving stargazers, but sad because there's no recapturing that initial rush of overwhelming love the first one inspired; it's still the most fun I've had in the theatre in a good while.

Date: 2016-08-18 03:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well that was a crazily backhanded compliment lol

Date: 2016-07-30 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know you know this (I'm just catching up on the flist), but I LOVED IT SO MUCH. It was everything good about Star Trek, with a sprinkling of fandom thrown in. What I loved also, was that it was a film I thought that 'original' fans (even those original fans who are somewhat ungenerous about 'new' fans) could enjoy, what with it being basically an old school tv episode given a 200m dollar budget and a 2 hour slot, and also so respectful to newer fans and the stuff that is important to us. Even the shippier scenes (BE STILL MY HEART THE BIRTHDAY DRINKS OMG) felt like they were a nice nod to current fandom, without being meaningless fanservice as such. Like we're part of it all, rather than something outside to be appeased or maligned, depending on who's talking. Ugh, I don't know what I'm on about - I just LOVED IT OK. I need to see it again in 2D and not at midnight because I'm sure there's a ton of stuff that I missed.

Date: 2016-08-18 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Did you go see it again?! I managed to see it twice but haven't gone again because you know $$$ Pfft.


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