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I wrote this a week ago to sort through my thoughts on disability on Star Trek. It is essentially a freewrite, not a carefully structured essay.

Some context: I write this as my mom has recently …

In our work team meeting today we spent a significant chunk of time discussing the history of Star Trek fanfic and its trajectory from zines to web to fanbound books. And it ended up being relevant to work stuff. I love my job. πŸ––πŸ»πŸ“š

The TNG episode, “The Masterpiece Society,” is great. πŸ––πŸ»πŸ“ΊπŸ’¬

“It was the wish of our founders that no one have to suffer a life of disabilities.” “Who gave them the right to decide whether or not I might have something to contribute?” - Hannah Bates and La Forge, on eugenics

If you enjoyed the Chapel/Ortegas dynamic in this week’s SNW, there are [21 works tagged with their relationship] ( at AO3, mostly from a prolific author with the delightful username Lesbi_enterprise. πŸ––πŸ»πŸ“Ί

“It appears that hijinks are the most logical course of action.” Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, 1x05, “Spock Amok” πŸ––πŸ»πŸ“ΊπŸ’¬

Just followed some Trek fan Micro.bloggers from yesterday’s roll call. I’m current on new shows & doing a rewatch of TNG. Happy to offer advice on getting back into Trek after a break.πŸ––πŸ»

In Star Trek: TNG, S5E11, “Hero Worship,” a kid asks Data what he thinks of a model the kid built. When Data expresses his aesthetic assessment the kid says, “You hate it!” Data tells him, “You are making an unwarranted extrapolation.” I’m telling my anxiety that from now on. πŸ––πŸ“Ί

Your girl’s over here finding old Star Trek: The Next Generation fanfiction listed on Fanlore but not linked anywhere and digging it up in the Google Usenet archives, then adding the links to Fanlore. Peak Kimberly.

How do none of the early results in a Google Images search for Star Trek Bingo have something like “mysterious pathogen takes down whole crew” on them? It happened twice in season 1 of TNG & we got it in episode 2 of SNW. (It’s one of my favorite Trek tropes.) πŸ––πŸ»πŸ“Ί

“As we honor the lives that have been given, let us also be grateful to be still on the journey.” “The enemy doesn’t care about my feelings, Captain, so I don’t waste my time having any.”

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, “Memento Mori” πŸ––πŸ»πŸ’¬

This is the website of Kimberly Hirsh. The subtitle of this site comes from the description of woodland goth on the Aesthetics wiki.


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