This is for the best.

21 Jul 2014

songsofthepen:

dragons don’t ever really leave their princesses
(and their princesses never really want them to go)

The first thing she remembers is the warmth of scales beneath her hand, a voice crooning a lullaby that she feels in her bones as much as she hears. The first thing her watery, stinging eyes behold are a loose circle of shining claws and the translucent dome of blue wings blocking out the rest of the overwhelming world. A shining blue nose, deep as sapphires, leans down and nudges her gently.

:Wake, little hatchling.: Warm, feminine, loving; it rings with will-not-be-harmed and safe-under-wings. She can’t make herself be afraid. A forked tongue gently touches her cheek and she smiles, giggles, puts a hand out to gently push it away.

There is something she ought to be worried about, but it runs from her thoughts when she tries to remember. The world has narrowed to the warm safety of the circle, the fires burning in bright yellow eyes. The dragon nudges her again before ever-so-delicately picking up a loaf of bread in her long white teeth and depositing it in her lap.

:Hatchling must eat. Lady-who-burns left food.:  She obediently begins to eat, leaning back against blue scales and smiling brightly up at her guardian. There is only one word her limited memory can assign to this giant being, and as she finishes her bread and snuggles up to a warm claw before falling asleep again she whispers it-

Mama.”

x-x-x-x-x

When she wakes again, it’s to a much smaller version of the blue snout- this time in red- peering into her face. She jumps back; he jumps back. She tilts her head; he tilts his head and snorts, confused.

A laughing rumble comes from the mother dragon curled around them both.

:Red-hatchling, meet Human-hatchling. She is one-of-us. Play nice, do not bite-claw-harm. She has no scale-coat.: Images as much as words, like before. The red hatchling snorts again and shakes himself, small wings thumping on the ground, before squawking in a rather undignified way and jumping up.

:Come play pounce-and-pin!: He dashes away, looking over his shoulder, and Mother nudges her towards him with another amused chuckle.

Tentatively at first but then with more confidence, she chases after the red hatchling to play a rough game of tackling and wrestling. The red plays fair and does not use his talons or teeth, as Mother warned, but he is larger and stronger than her and she ends up on the ground much more often than she manages to pin him. Nevertheless, the old castle hall is filled with the sounds of human and draconic laughter as the blue watches on with happiness shining in her eyes.

x-x-x-x-x

Time passes. Her memories slowly come back, of a place where “mother” means a tall blonde woman, her smiles always forced and distant and her voice always ready to scold. Where “brother” means cruel laughter and taunts made by a man who looms tall over her, solid boots ready to crush unwary little fingers.

She stops missing them after a few days.

Her time is filled with laughter as she and the red hatchling invent games for themselves through the castle’s abandoned halls and gone-to-seed courtyards. They gorge themselves on sweet berries from bushes long gone wild, they hunt for rabbits that Mother will cook for them, they mock-duel with her holding a stick and he pretending to flame her.

She teaches him to read, from what she remembers, curled side-by-side in the dusty library. He tells her the stories Mother has told him, how when he breathes his first fire he will earn his name and become a true dragon. And at night they sit by Mother’s side and listen to her sing as they fall asleep, safe under her wings and warmed by the fire inside her.

Sometimes other humans come to search the castle. She and Brother hide while Mother scornfully tosses them aside. One day Mother gently herds a terrified horse into one of the large inner courtyards, and once he has adjusted to his new neighbors she teaches herself to ride the rather placid gelding.

She teaches herself to sew, eventually, and makes herself clothes from the cloth brought each month by the strange woman who is the only other human Mother will tolerate. One day she begins to gather the scales Brother and Mother shed and sews them into tough cloth for armor; the interlocking patterns of blue and red entertain her for hours, and the extra protection gives Brother more leeway with his growing claws when they wrestle.

The first time she uses the scales to deflect her brother’s full-force blows successfully, Mother’s pride can be felt from across the room.

x-x-x-x-x

Brother earns the name :Heart-of-Burning-Star: when he breathes his first flame; she sings along with Mother to honor him, her heart bursting with pride.

Mother takes her flying, perched securely on her shoulders and Brother frolicking alongside, to see the mountains and the marshlands and the ocean and the forests. She teaches them how to tell hungry predators from those who are well-fed, how to sneak up on unsuspecting prey, how best to avoid the sword striking for their hearts. At night she tells them of magic, of the world’s mysteries, of how a dragon can change their shape if their need is great.

When at last she bids them farewell they let her go with sorrow but not despair; she has taught them well how to fend for themselves, and the girl will not be alone. Brother will never leave her while she has no wings of her own.

Before she leaves, she touches her nose to the girl’s forehead. :Adopted-child. You will not breathe flame, but you are grown, with a dragon’s heart; I name you Lover-of-Life. Honor and love and wind for your wings, my hatchling-now-grown.:

Their lives continue as they always have among the ruins of the castle; supplying for themselves, and needing no luxuries but the warmth of their sibling by their sides.

x-x-x-x-x

Though Brother fights valiantly when the men come again, he is smaller than Mother and not quite as wise; he is young, and proud, and easily drawn out of his defenses by their taunts. She screams as fireproofed ropes encircle his proud limbs and he is dragged to earth, easy prey for their blades.

One of the men catches hold of her as she tries to run to his side.

“Easy, easy fair maid!” She flinches from the sound of words spoken to ears, not to heart. How can they speak truly to one another when their words are so flat and depthless?

“We shall rescue you from this beast which holds you captive here. Only look away a moment and it shall trouble you no more.”

Rescue? Rescue? From what?!

She cannot form the words on her lips to make them understand, and none of them hear when she reaches for their hearts. She screams and cries, fighting with all the muscle she gained wrestling a young dragon, as they drag her away from her brother. It is still not enough to stop them. Her brother lies still on the ground with dirty men laughing over his helpless body. She cannot take the indignity to the noblest, best friend she has ever known, and fights all the fiercer.

Eventually they force some bitter drink down her resisting throat, and it makes her sight grow dark. She screams for Brother one last time as she drops down into unconsciousness, and she hears him call back with desperation,

:Will come find you! Sister-of-my-heart…:

He keens as the men drag her away, before the sound abruptly chokes to nothing. Her tears burn as they fall.

x-x-x-x-x

The world has changed to something she doesn’t understand.

She is surrounded by humans, women clucking at her in concerned tones, men speaking over her head as if she doesn’t exist, little children stopping to point and stare and whisper. The world is a mass of noises she only barely comprehends, missing the touch of heart on heart that made all emotions seem real.

They take away her scale armor; she later finds and rescues it from the dung of the stable midden, crying as she cleans each scale and remembers what she has lost. The too-soft fabrics tie her up and trip her. Her bed seems cold, no matter how many hot bricks they add, with no warm heartbeat beside her. They make her sit all day, surrounded by chattering women, and she fidgets with the need to roam, to stalk, to ride, to fly. She thinks with longing of her quiet castle and Brother’s uncomplicated love.

At night she creeps out the window- the chiseled stone is hatchling’s play to climb- to run through the gardens and smell air that isn’t perfumed to cover the human stink. Even that brings her little joy; the gardens are all carefully cultivated patches of life with sterility in between, and there are no rabbits to chase or berries to pick. All too soon, though, her guards come grumbling to seize her arms and drag her in, back to where even the cleanest dirt is not tolerated against her skin and her own scent is washed away under the gagging stink of dying flowers.

She wilts, day by day, her eyes losing their sparkle and her bright gold hair losing its shine. Food tastes like ash in her mouth, her sleep is fitful. Her not-mother pretends to fret over her when people are looking, her not-brother makes snide comments about her appearance. She barely hears them anymore. Mother would not recognize her now; there is no love of life in her heart.

She paces her chambers like a beast in a too-small cage, claws removed and fangs filed to nubs, and stares out the window with dull, lifeless eyes.

x-x-x-x-x

She is wakened from fitful sleep by a calloused hand pressing over her mouth. Only a moment’s panic crosses her mind before her heart begins to sing; she’d know that amber-eyed gaze anywhere!

:Sister-mine!: She throws her arms around her brother and weeps, silently, reaching out for the only being who feels real in this land of perfumed, empty words.

:Thought you were dead, saw you fall! Saw so much blood…: He shudders, and she feels scars across his back, only recently healed.

:Wing-torn, lost much blood, but not yet dead. Men grew bored, left. Was able to stop bleeding, heal. Searched for heart-sister, found you, could not reach you. Reached for magic to be human. Climbed wall.: He huffed and stroked her hair. :Humans not guard well from other humans.:

She lets out a broken, teary laugh and wipes her face with her sleeve. :Looking for me-escaping, not you-entering. Won’t be easy to leave.:  

He grins, all teeth and dragon’s fire.

:Easy not fun.:  

x-x-x-x-x

They sneak their way upwards, towards the castle walls. He can only hold this form until daylight, as young as he is, and it’s fast approaching dawn; the plan is for her to ride on his shoulders away from the castle as dawn takes back his human form.

They’re caught halfway up, by a knight sneaking back from a maid’s room; she takes him down with a swift slash of a stolen knife, but not before his yell alerts the castle.

The warriors bring them to bay on the parapets just as light crests the horizon; her brother is forced to leap from the walls as he loses human form and hovers just out of bow-shot, desperately calling her.

She cannot reach him…. But she refuses to be taken again.

Her eyes locked on her brother and her scale armor turning gold in the morning light, she leaps from the wall. She ignores the screams of the humans, listening instead to the despairing heart-call of her brother who cannot reach her in time.

Her mind flashes back to a lesson of Mother’s; “a dragon may change shape if their need is great.”

Mother had named her a dragon at heart.

Her roar splits the air as her armor grows, turning into golden scales the color of morning sun, and her wings cut the air like butter.

The golden dragon joins her brother in the sky, crying out her joy as they circle one another, and as the humans gape they turn to the mountains with their wings nearly touching as they fly.

From that day forth, the armor coat became her dragon-skin; when she wore it, she would be the golden dragon her heart knew her to be, and when she removed it (as she did only rarely) she would be the human woman she was born.

The armor’s scales all stayed golden, even after she removed it; all except two, that is. They rested directly over her heart, one a gorgeous sapphire-blue and the other a deep, fierce red; for no matter how much you change your shape, you keep your true family close to your heart.  

(Source: floydllawton, via ladyfabulous)

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17 Jul 2014

On discussing a rhino horn cup on Antiques Roadshow

Sister: It creeps me out...reminds me of a hand of glory.

Sister: Wait...that's what that's called, right? I get hand of glory and glory hole confused sometime.

Me: Um...different. Pretty sure.

Mom, from the corner: Ew!

Sister: *long pause* So...Mom knows what a glory hole is, then?

Mom: I read books.

Sister, after falling over laughing: Books with glory holes?

Mom, with significant emphasis: I read a LOT of books.

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17 Jul 2014

100-pound gymnast conquers obstacle course in surprisingly thrilling sports moment | For The Win

Okay, try to ignore how many times they say that she’s only 5 feet tall, and watch this whole fucking video. God damn, girl. Amazing.


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17 Jul 2014

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The Ultimate Star Trek Masterpost
THE ORIGINAL SERIES
Pilot - The Cage
Season 1
The Man Trap | Charlie X | Where No Man Has Gone Before | The Naked Time | The Enemy Within | Mudd’s Women | What Are Little Girls Made Of? | Miri | Dagger of the Mind | The Corbomite Maneuver | The Menagerie, Part I | The Menagerie, Part II | The Conscience of the King | Balance of Terror | Shore Leave | The Galileo Seven | The Squire of Gothos | Arena | Tomorrow Is Yesterday | Court Martial | The Return of the Archons | Space Seed | A Taste of Armageddon | This Side of Paradise | The Devil in the Dark | Errand of Mercy | The Alternative Factor | The City on the Edge of Forever | Operation: Annihilate!
Season 2
Amok Time | Who Mourns for Adonais | The Changeling | Mirror, Mirror | The Apple | The Doomsday Machine | Catspaw | I, Mudd | Metamorphosis | Journey to Babel | Friday’s Child | The Deadly Years | Obsession | Wolf in the Fold | The Trouble with Tribbles | The Gamesters of Triskelion | A Piece of the Action | The Immunity Syndrome | A Private little War | Return to Tomorrow | Patterns of Force | By Any Other Name | The Omega Glory  | The Ultimate Computer | Bread and Circuses | Assignment: Earth
Season 3
Spock’s Brain | The Enterprise Incident | The Paradise Syndrome | And the Children Shall Lead | Is There in Truth No Beauty? | Spectre of the Gun | Day of the Dove | For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky | The Tholian Web | Plato’s Stepchildren | Wink of an Eye | The Empath | Elaan of Troyius | Whom Gods Destroy | Let That Be Your Last Battlefield | The Mark of Gideon | That Which Survives | The Lights of Zetar | Requiem for Methuselah | The Way to Eden | The Cloud Minders | The Savage Curtain | All Our Yesterdays | Turnabout Intruder
THE ANIMATED SERIES
Season 1
Beyond the Farthest Star | Yesteryear | One of Our Planets Is Missing | The Lorelei Signal | More Tribbles, More Troubles | The Survivor | The Infinite Vulcan | The Magicks of Megas-tu | Once Upon a Planet | Mudd’s Passion | The Terratin Incident | The Time Trap | The Ambergris Element | The Slaver Weapon | The Eye of the Beholder | The Jihad
Season 2
The Pirates of Orion | Bem | The Practical Joker | Albatross | How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth | The Couter-Clock Incident
THE NEXT GENERATION
Season 1
Encounter at Farpoint | The Naked Now | Code of Honor | The Last Outpost | Where No One Has Gone Before | Lonely Among Us | Justice | The Battle | Hide and Q | Haven | The Big Goodbye | Datalore | Angel One | 11001001 | Too Short a Season | When the Bough Breaks | Home Soil | Coming of Age | Heart of Glory | The Arsenal of Freedom | Symbiosis | Skin of Evil | We’ll Always Have Paris | Conspiracy | The Neutral Zone
Season 2
The Child | Where Silence Has Lease | Elementary, Dear Data | The Outrageous Okona | Loud as a Whisper | The Schizoid Man | Unnatural Selection | A Matter of Honor | The Measure of a Man | The Dauphin | Contagion | The Royale | Time Squared | The Icarus Factor | Pen Pals | Q Who? | Samaritan Snare | Up the Long Ladder | Manhunt | The Emissary | Peak Performance | Shades of Gray
Season 3
Evolution | The Ensigns of Command | The Survivors | Who Watches the Watchers | The Bonding | Booby Trap | The Enemy | The Price | The Vengeance Factor | The Defector | The Hunted | The High Ground | Déjà Q | A Matter of Perspective | Yesterday’s Enterprise | The Offspring | Sins of the Father | Allegiance | Captain’s Holiday | Tin Man | Hollow Pursuits | The Most Toys | Sarek | Ménage à Troi | Transfigurations | The Best of Both Worlds: Part I
Season 4
The Best of Both Worlds: Part II | Family | Brothers | Suddenly Human | Remember Me | Legacy | Reunion | Future Imperfect | Final Mission | The Loss | Data’s Day | The Wounded | Devil’s Due | Clues | First Contact | Galaxy’s Child | Night Terrors | Identity Crisis | The Nth Degree | Qpid | The Drumhead | Half a Life | The Host | The Mind’s Eye | In Theory | Redemption I
Season 5
Redemption II | Darmok | Ensign Ro | Silicon Avatar | Disaster | The Game | Unifaction I | Unifaction II | A Matter of Time | New Ground | Hero Worship | Violations | The Masterpiece Society | Conundrum | Power Play | Ethics | The Outcast | Cause and Effect | The First Duty | Cost of Living | The Perfect Mate | Imaginary Friend | I, Borg | The Next Phase | The Inner Light | Time’s Arrow: Part 1
Season 6
Time’s Arrow, Part 2 | Realm of Fear | Man of the People | Relics | Schisms | True Q | Rascals | A Fistful of Datas | The Quality of Life | Chain of Command: Part 1 | Chain of Command: Part 2 | Ship in a Bottle | Aquiel | Face of the Enemy | Tapestry | Birthright: Part 1 | Birthright: Part 2 | Starship Mine | Lessons | The Chase | Frame of Mind | Suspicions | Rightful Heir | Second Chances | Timescape | Descent: Part 1
Season 7
Descent: Part 2 | Liaisons | Interface | Gambit: Part 1 | Gambit: Part 2 | Phantasms | Dark Page | Attached | Force of Nature | Inheritance | Parallels | The Pegasus | Homeward | Sub Rose | Lower Decks | Thine Own Self | Masks | Eye of the Beholder | Genesis | Journey’s End | Firstborn | Bloodlines | Emergence | Preemptive Strike | All Good Things…
DEEP SPACE NINE
Season 1
Emissary | Past Prologue | A Man Alone | Babel | Captive Pursuit | Q-Less | Dax | The Passenger | Move Along Home | The Nagus | Vortex | Battle Lines | The Storyteller | Progress | If Wishes Were Horses | The Forsaken | Dramatis Personae | Duet | In the Hands of the Prophets
Season 2
The Homecoming | The Circle | The Siege | Invasive Procedures | Cardassians | Melora | Rules of Acquisition | Necessary Evil | Second Sight | Sanctuary | Rivals | The Alternate | Armageddon Game | Whispers | Paradise | Shadowplay | Playing God | Profit and Loss | Blood Oath | The Maquis: Part 1 | The Maquis: Part 2 | The Wire | Crossover | The Collaborator | Tribunal | The Jem’Hadar
Season 3
The Search: Part 1 | The Search: Part 2 | The House of Quark | Equilibrium | Second Skin | The Abandoned | Civil Defense | Meridian | Defiant | Fascination | Past Tense: Part 1 | Past Tense: Part 2 | Life Support | Heart of Stone | Destiny | Prophet Motive | Visionary | Distant Voices | Through the Looking Glass | Improbable Cause | The Die is Cast | Explorers | Family Business | Shakaar | Facets | The Adversary
Season 4
The Way of the Warrior | The Visitor | Hippocratic Oath | Indiscretion | Rejoined | Starship Down | Little Green Men | The Sword of Kahless | Our Man Bashir | Homefront | Paradise Lost | Crossfire | Return to Grace | Sons of Mogh | Bar Association | Accession | Rules of Engagement | Hard Time | Shattered Mirror | The Muse | For the Cause | To the Death | The Quickening | Body Parts | Broken Link
Season 5
Apocalypse Rising | The Ship | Looking for par’Mach in All the Wrong Places | …Nor the Battle to the Strong | The Assignment | Trials and Tribble-ations | Let He Who Is Without Sin… | Things Past | The Ascent | Rapture | The Darkness and the Light | The Begotten | For the Uniform | In Purgatory’s Shadow | By Inferno’s Light | Doctor Bashir, I Presume? | A Simple Investigation | Business as Usual | Ties of blood and Water | Ferengi Love Songs | Soldiers of the Empire | Children of Time | Blaze of Glory | Empok Nor | In the Cards | Call to Arms
Season 6
A Time to Stand | Rocks and Shoals | Sons and Daughters | Behind the Lines | Favor the Bold | Sacrifice of Angels | You are Cordially Invited… | Resurrection | Statistical Probabilities | The Magnificent Ferengi | Waltz | Who Mourns for Morn? | Far Beyond the Stars | One Little Ship | Honor Among Thieves | Change of Heart | Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night | Inquisition | In the Pale Moonlight | His Way | The Reckoning | Valiant | Profit and Lace | Time’s Orphan | The Sound of Her Voice | Tears of the Prophets
Season 7
Image in the Sand | Shadows and Symbols | Afterimage | Take Me Out to the Holosuite | Chrysalis | Treachery, Faith, and the Great River | Once More Unto the Breach | The Siege of AR-558 | Covenant | It’s Only a Paper Moon | Prodigal Daughter | The Emperor’s New Cloak | Field of Fire | Chimera | Badda-Bing Badda-Bang | Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges | Penumbra | Til Death Do Us Part | Strange Bedfellows | The Changing Face of Evil | When It Rains… | Tacking Into the Wind | Extreme Measures | The Dogs of War | What You Leave Behind
VOYAGER
Season 1
Caretaker | Parallax | Time and Again | Phage | The Cloud | Eye of the Needle | Ex Post Facto | Emanations | Prime Factors | State of Flux | Heroes and Demons | Cathexis | Faces | Jetrel | Learning Curve
Season 2
The 37’s | Initiations | Projections | Elogium | Non Sequitur | Twisted | Parturition | Persistence of Vision | Tattoo | Cold Fire | Maneuvers | Resistance | Prototype | Alliances | Threshold | Meld | Dreadnought | Death Wish | Lifesigns | Investigations | Deadlock | Innocence | The Thaw | Tuvix | Resolutions | Basics: Part 1
Season 3
Basics: Part 2 | Flashback | The Chute | The Swarm | False Profits | Remember | Sacred Ground | Future’s End: Part 1 | Future’s End: Part 2 | Warlord | The Q and the Grey | Macrocosm | Fair Trade | Alter Ego | Coda | Blood Fever | Unity | Darkling | Rise | Favorite Son | Before and After | Real Life | Distant Origin | Displaced | Worst Case Scenario | Scorpion: Part 1
Season 4
Scorpion: Part 2 | The Gift | Day of Honor | Nemesis | Revulsion | The Raven | Scientific Method | Year of Hell: Part 1 | Year of Hell: Part 2 | Random Thoughts | Concerning Flight | Mortal Coil | Waking Moments | Message in a Bottle | Hunters | Prey | Retrospect | The Killing Game: Part 1 | The Killing Game: Part 2 | Vis à Vis | The Omega Directive | Unforgettable | Living Witness | Demon | One | Hope and Fear
Season 5
Night | Drone | Extreme Risk | In the Flesh | Once Upon a Time | Timeless | Infinite Regress | Nothing Human | Thirty Days | Counterpoint | Latent Image | Bride of Chaotica! | Gravity | Bliss | Dark Frontier | The Disease | Course: Oblivion | The Fight | Think Tank | Juggernaut | Someone to Watch Over Me | 11:59 | Relativity | Warhead | Equinox: Part 1
Season 6
Equinox: Part 2 | Survival Instinct | Barge of the Dead | Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy | Alice | Riddles | Dragon’s Teeth | One Small Step | The Voyager Conspiracy | Pathfinder | Fair Haven | Blink of an Eye | Virtuoso | Memorial | Tsunkatse | Collective | Spirit Folk | Ashes to Ashes | Child’s Play | Good Shepherd | Live Fast and Prosper | Muse | Fury | Life Line | The Haunting of Deck Twelve | Unimatrix Zero: Part 1
Season 7
Unimatrix Zero: Part 2 | Imperfection | Drive | Repression | Critical Care | Inside Man | Body and Soul | Nightingale | Flesh and Blood | Shattered | Lineage | Repentance | Prophecy | The Void | Workforce: Part 1 | Workforce: Part 2 | Human Error | Q2 | Author, Author | Friendship One | Natural Law | Homestead | Renaissance Man | Endgame
ENTERPRISE
Season 1
Broken Bow | Fight or Flight | Strange New World | Unexpected | Terra Nova | The Andorian Incident | Breaking the Ice | Civilization | Fortunate Son | Cold Front | Silent Enemy | Dear Doctor | Sleeping Dogs | Shadows of P’Jem | Shuttlepod One | Fusion | Rogue Planet | Acquisition | Oasis | Detained | Vox Sola | Fallen Hero | Desert Crossing | Two Days and Two Nights | Shockwave: Part 1
Season 2
Shockwave: Part 2 | Carbon Creek | Minefield | Dead Stop | A Night in Sickbay | Marauders | The Seventh | The Communicator | Singularity | Vanishing Point | Precious Cargo | The Catwalk | Dawn | Stigma | Cease Fire | Future Tense | Canamar | The Crossing | Judgment | Horizon | The Breach | Cogenitor | Regeneration | First Flight | Bounty | The Expanse
Season 3
The Xindi | Anomaly | Extinction | Rajiin | Impulse | Exile | The Shipment | Twilight | North Star | Similitude | Carpenter Street | Chosen Realm | Proving Ground | Stratagem | Harbinger | Doctor’s Orders | Hatchery | Azati Prime | Damage | The Forgotten | E² | The Council | Countdown | Zero Hour 
Season 4
Storm Front: Part 1 | Storm Front: Part 2 | Home | Borderland | Cold Station 12 | The Augments | The Forge | Awakening | Kir’Shara | Daedalus | Observer Effect | Babel One | United | The Aenar | Affliction | Divergence | Bound | In a Mirror, Darkly: Part 1 | In a Mirror, Darkly: Part 2 | Demons | Terra Prime | These Are the Voyages…
FILMS
Star Trek: The Motion PictureStar Trek II: The Wrath of KhanStar Trek III: The Search for SpockStar Trek IV: The Voyage HomeStar Trek V: The Final FrontierStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryStar Trek GenerationsStar Trek: First ContactStar Trek: InsurrectionStar Trek: NemesisStar TrekStar Trek Into Darkness
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The Ultimate Star Trek Masterpost

THE ORIGINAL SERIES

Pilot - The Cage

Season 1

The Man TrapCharlie XWhere No Man Has Gone BeforeThe Naked TimeThe Enemy WithinMudd’s WomenWhat Are Little Girls Made Of?MiriDagger of the Mind | The Corbomite Maneuver | The Menagerie, Part IThe Menagerie, Part IIThe Conscience of the KingBalance of TerrorShore LeaveThe Galileo SevenThe Squire of GothosArenaTomorrow Is YesterdayCourt MartialThe Return of the ArchonsSpace SeedA Taste of ArmageddonThis Side of ParadiseThe Devil in the DarkErrand of MercyThe Alternative FactorThe City on the Edge of ForeverOperation: Annihilate!

Season 2

Amok TimeWho Mourns for AdonaisThe ChangelingMirror, MirrorThe AppleThe Doomsday MachineCatspawI, MuddMetamorphosisJourney to BabelFriday’s ChildThe Deadly YearsObsessionWolf in the FoldThe Trouble with TribblesThe Gamesters of TriskelionA Piece of the ActionThe Immunity SyndromeA Private little WarReturn to TomorrowPatterns of ForceBy Any Other Name | The Omega Glory  | The Ultimate ComputerBread and CircusesAssignment: Earth

Season 3

Spock’s BrainThe Enterprise IncidentThe Paradise SyndromeAnd the Children Shall LeadIs There in Truth No Beauty?Spectre of the GunDay of the DoveFor the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the SkyThe Tholian WebPlato’s StepchildrenWink of an EyeThe EmpathElaan of TroyiusWhom Gods DestroyLet That Be Your Last BattlefieldThe Mark of GideonThat Which SurvivesThe Lights of ZetarRequiem for MethuselahThe Way to EdenThe Cloud MindersThe Savage CurtainAll Our YesterdaysTurnabout Intruder

THE ANIMATED SERIES

Season 1

Beyond the Farthest StarYesteryearOne of Our Planets Is MissingThe Lorelei SignalMore Tribbles, More TroublesThe SurvivorThe Infinite VulcanThe Magicks of Megas-tuOnce Upon a PlanetMudd’s PassionThe Terratin IncidentThe Time TrapThe Ambergris ElementThe Slaver WeaponThe Eye of the BeholderThe Jihad

Season 2

The Pirates of OrionBemThe Practical JokerAlbatrossHow Sharper Than a Serpent’s ToothThe Couter-Clock Incident

THE NEXT GENERATION

Season 1

Encounter at FarpointThe Naked NowCode of HonorThe Last OutpostWhere No One Has Gone BeforeLonely Among UsJusticeThe BattleHide and QHavenThe Big GoodbyeDataloreAngel One11001001Too Short a SeasonWhen the Bough BreaksHome SoilComing of AgeHeart of GloryThe Arsenal of FreedomSymbiosisSkin of EvilWe’ll Always Have ParisConspiracyThe Neutral Zone

Season 2

The ChildWhere Silence Has LeaseElementary, Dear DataThe Outrageous OkonaLoud as a WhisperThe Schizoid ManUnnatural SelectionA Matter of HonorThe Measure of a ManThe DauphinContagionThe RoyaleTime SquaredThe Icarus FactorPen PalsQ Who?Samaritan SnareUp the Long LadderManhuntThe EmissaryPeak PerformanceShades of Gray

Season 3

EvolutionThe Ensigns of CommandThe SurvivorsWho Watches the WatchersThe BondingBooby TrapThe EnemyThe Price | The Vengeance FactorThe DefectorThe HuntedThe High Ground | Déjà QA Matter of PerspectiveYesterday’s EnterpriseThe OffspringSins of the FatherAllegianceCaptain’s HolidayTin ManHollow PursuitsThe Most ToysSarekMénage à TroiTransfigurationsThe Best of Both Worlds: Part I

Season 4

The Best of Both Worlds: Part IIFamilyBrothersSuddenly HumanRemember MeLegacyReunionFuture ImperfectFinal MissionThe LossData’s DayThe WoundedDevil’s DueCluesFirst ContactGalaxy’s ChildNight TerrorsIdentity CrisisThe Nth DegreeQpidThe DrumheadHalf a LifeThe HostThe Mind’s EyeIn TheoryRedemption I

Season 5

Redemption IIDarmokEnsign RoSilicon AvatarDisasterThe GameUnifaction IUnifaction IIA Matter of TimeNew GroundHero WorshipViolationsThe Masterpiece SocietyConundrumPower PlayEthicsThe OutcastCause and EffectThe First DutyCost of LivingThe Perfect MateImaginary FriendI, BorgThe Next PhaseThe Inner LightTime’s Arrow: Part 1

Season 6

Time’s Arrow, Part 2Realm of FearMan of the PeopleRelicsSchismsTrue QRascalsA Fistful of DatasThe Quality of LifeChain of Command: Part 1 | Chain of Command: Part 2Ship in a BottleAquielFace of the EnemyTapestryBirthright: Part 1Birthright: Part 2 | Starship MineLessonsThe ChaseFrame of MindSuspicionsRightful HeirSecond ChancesTimescapeDescent: Part 1

Season 7

Descent: Part 2LiaisonsInterfaceGambit: Part 1Gambit: Part 2PhantasmsDark PageAttachedForce of NatureInheritanceParallelsThe PegasusHomewardSub RoseLower DecksThine Own SelfMasksEye of the BeholderGenesisJourney’s EndFirstbornBloodlinesEmergencePreemptive StrikeAll Good Things…

DEEP SPACE NINE

Season 1

EmissaryPast PrologueA Man AloneBabelCaptive PursuitQ-LessDaxThe PassengerMove Along HomeThe NagusVortexBattle LinesThe StorytellerProgressIf Wishes Were HorsesThe ForsakenDramatis PersonaeDuetIn the Hands of the Prophets

Season 2

The HomecomingThe CircleThe SiegeInvasive ProceduresCardassiansMeloraRules of AcquisitionNecessary EvilSecond SightSanctuaryRivalsThe AlternateArmageddon GameWhispersParadiseShadowplayPlaying GodProfit and LossBlood OathThe Maquis: Part 1The Maquis: Part 2The WireCrossoverThe CollaboratorTribunalThe Jem’Hadar

Season 3

The Search: Part 1The Search: Part 2The House of QuarkEquilibriumSecond SkinThe AbandonedCivil DefenseMeridianDefiantFascinationPast Tense: Part 1Past Tense: Part 2 Life Support Heart of Stone Destiny Prophet Motive Visionary Distant Voices Through the Looking Glass Improbable Cause The Die is Cast Explorers Family Business Shakaar Facets The Adversary

Season 4

The Way of the WarriorThe VisitorHippocratic OathIndiscretionRejoinedStarship DownLittle Green MenThe Sword of KahlessOur Man BashirHomefrontParadise LostCrossfireReturn to GraceSons of MoghBar AssociationAccessionRules of EngagementHard TimeShattered MirrorThe MuseFor the CauseTo the DeathThe QuickeningBody PartsBroken Link

Season 5

Apocalypse RisingThe ShipLooking for par’Mach in All the Wrong Places…Nor the Battle to the StrongThe AssignmentTrials and Tribble-ationsLet He Who Is Without Sin…Things PastThe AscentRaptureThe Darkness and the LightThe BegottenFor the UniformIn Purgatory’s ShadowBy Inferno’s LightDoctor Bashir, I Presume?A Simple InvestigationBusiness as UsualTies of blood and WaterFerengi Love SongsSoldiers of the EmpireChildren of TimeBlaze of GloryEmpok NorIn the CardsCall to Arms

Season 6

A Time to StandRocks and ShoalsSons and DaughtersBehind the LinesFavor the BoldSacrifice of AngelsYou are Cordially Invited… | ResurrectionStatistical ProbabilitiesThe Magnificent FerengiWaltzWho Mourns for Morn?Far Beyond the StarsOne Little ShipHonor Among ThievesChange of HeartWrongs Darker Than Death or NightInquisitionIn the Pale MoonlightHis WayThe ReckoningValiantProfit and LaceTime’s OrphanThe Sound of Her VoiceTears of the Prophets

Season 7

Image in the SandShadows and SymbolsAfterimageTake Me Out to the HolosuiteChrysalisTreachery, Faith, and the Great RiverOnce More Unto the BreachThe Siege of AR-558CovenantIt’s Only a Paper MoonProdigal DaughterThe Emperor’s New CloakField of Fire | ChimeraBadda-Bing Badda-BangInter Arma Enim Silent LegesPenumbraTil Death Do Us Part | Strange BedfellowsThe Changing Face of EvilWhen It Rains…Tacking Into the WindExtreme MeasuresThe Dogs of WarWhat You Leave Behind

VOYAGER

Season 1

CaretakerParallaxTime and AgainPhageThe CloudEye of the NeedleEx Post FactoEmanationsPrime FactorsState of FluxHeroes and DemonsCathexisFacesJetrelLearning Curve

Season 2

The 37’sInitiationsProjectionsElogiumNon SequiturTwistedParturitionPersistence of VisionTattooCold FireManeuversResistancePrototypeAlliancesThresholdMeldDreadnoughtDeath WishLifesignsInvestigationsDeadlockInnocence | The ThawTuvixResolutionsBasics: Part 1

Season 3

Basics: Part 2FlashbackThe ChuteThe SwarmFalse ProfitsRememberSacred GroundFuture’s End: Part 1Future’s End: Part 2WarlordThe Q and the GreyMacrocosmFair TradeAlter EgoCodaBlood FeverUnityDarklingRiseFavorite SonBefore and AfterReal LifeDistant OriginDisplacedWorst Case ScenarioScorpion: Part 1

Season 4

Scorpion: Part 2The GiftDay of HonorNemesisRevulsionThe RavenScientific MethodYear of Hell: Part 1Year of Hell: Part 2Random ThoughtsConcerning FlightMortal CoilWaking MomentsMessage in a BottleHuntersPreyRetrospectThe Killing Game: Part 1The Killing Game: Part 2Vis à VisThe Omega DirectiveUnforgettableLiving WitnessDemonOneHope and Fear

Season 5

NightDroneExtreme RiskIn the FleshOnce Upon a TimeTimelessInfinite RegressNothing HumanThirty DaysCounterpointLatent Image | Bride of Chaotica!GravityBlissDark FrontierThe DiseaseCourse: OblivionThe FightThink TankJuggernautSomeone to Watch Over Me11:59RelativityWarheadEquinox: Part 1

Season 6

Equinox: Part 2 | Survival Instinct | Barge of the Dead | Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy | Alice | Riddles | Dragon’s Teeth | One Small Step | The Voyager Conspiracy | Pathfinder | Fair Haven | Blink of an Eye | Virtuoso | Memorial | Tsunkatse | Collective | Spirit Folk | Ashes to Ashes | Child’s Play | Good Shepherd | Live Fast and Prosper | Muse | Fury | Life Line | The Haunting of Deck Twelve | Unimatrix Zero: Part 1

Season 7

Unimatrix Zero: Part 2 | Imperfection | Drive | RepressionCritical CareInside ManBody and SoulNightingaleFlesh and BloodShatteredLineageRepentanceProphecyThe VoidWorkforce: Part 1Workforce: Part 2Human ErrorQ2Author, AuthorFriendship OneNatural LawHomesteadRenaissance ManEndgame

ENTERPRISE

Season 1

Broken BowFight or FlightStrange New WorldUnexpectedTerra NovaThe Andorian IncidentBreaking the IceCivilizationFortunate SonCold FrontSilent EnemyDear DoctorSleeping Dogs | Shadows of P’JemShuttlepod OneFusionRogue PlanetAcquisitionOasisDetainedVox SolaFallen HeroDesert CrossingTwo Days and Two NightsShockwave: Part 1

Season 2

Shockwave: Part 2Carbon CreekMinefieldDead StopA Night in SickbayMaraudersThe SeventhThe CommunicatorSingularityVanishing PointPrecious CargoThe CatwalkDawnStigmaCease FireFuture TenseCanamarThe CrossingJudgmentHorizonThe BreachCogenitorRegenerationFirst FlightBountyThe Expanse

Season 3

The XindiAnomalyExtinctionRajiinImpulseExileThe ShipmentTwilightNorth StarSimilitudeCarpenter StreetChosen RealmProving GroundStratagemHarbingerDoctor’s OrdersHatcheryAzati PrimeDamageThe ForgottenThe CouncilCountdownZero Hour 

Season 4

Storm Front: Part 1Storm Front: Part 2HomeBorderlandCold Station 12The AugmentsThe ForgeAwakeningKir’SharaDaedalusObserver EffectBabel OneUnitedThe AenarAfflictionDivergenceBoundIn a Mirror, Darkly: Part 1In a Mirror, Darkly: Part 2DemonsTerra PrimeThese Are the Voyages…

FILMS

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek Generations
Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: Insurrection
Star Trek: Nemesis
Star Trek
Star Trek Into Darkness

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HANDY! I was just saying that I wanted to watch DS9.

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16 Jul 2014

lorrainelola:

My favorite Canadian posts. Happy Canada Day, eh

That last one nailed it.
Also, my Canadian husband informs me that grey is masculine and gray is feminine. Idk why…ask the French.

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16 Jul 2014

My little buddy is super sick. I don’t think he’s going to get to go home. I don’t know how to deal with that.

My little buddy is super sick. I don’t think he’s going to get to go home. I don’t know how to deal with that.

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16 Jul 2014

jelauddinrumi:

Every moment is made glorious by the light of love ..*..Rumi..*..

jelauddinrumi:

Every moment is made glorious by the light of love
..*..Rumi..*..

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14 Jul 2014

totallytasmia:

Artists working with their surroundings, via demilked.com

Credits: Natalia Rak, Oak Oak, (pictures 2, 3, 4, 5) BanksyMentalgassi, Anonymous, Sandrine Boulet, Nuxuno Xän,

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14 Jul 2014

shitifindon:

skysquids:

jhameia:

driftingfocus:

anogoodrabblerouser:

disquietingtruths:

universalequalityisinevitable:

Robert Sapolsky about his study of the Keekorok baboon troop from National Geographic’s Stress: Portrait of a Killer.

Thiiiiiiis, people, thiiiis!

1. Kill alpha male types
2. Achieve world peace

Got it.

I’ve actually read a lot of Sapolsky’s work.  He’s one of my favorite scientists in the neuro/socio world.

I just watched the documentary and there is so much more about the troop that isn’t in this photoset—not only does the troop have a culture of little aggression and greater cooperation, but any incoming jerk baboons learned within a few months that their shitty behaviour was in no way acceptable, that the troop only rewarded sociability, and they changed accordingly. 

If effin’ baboons can learn this there’s pretty much no reason to believe that our only option in dealing with assholes is to just ignore their behaviour and let it continue.

there really is no excuse.

"incoming jerk baboons" hahaha

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13 Jul 2014

Nothing better than The Bell when you’re hammered at 3:00 am.

Nothing better than The Bell when you’re hammered at 3:00 am.

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12 Jul 2014

onthewing:

part-of-my-chemistry:

just watch

this is all I care about

Snorf snorf snorf BAROO?

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12 Jul 2014

Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women And Minorities

beefranck:

psydoctor8:

If you’re not taking all the coding classes right this second, do it. DOIT.

Well, I just signed up for this. 

Cool! I wonder if I can get LEUs for this.

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11 Jul 2014

jas720:

dynastylnoire:

miltonsong:

geejayeff:

jazzypom:

ekoile:

jazzypom:

sasha-thumper:

wussut:

nigeah:

461164:

darvinasafo:

This that fuckery!

WOW Y’ALL SEE THIS?

bruh

What am I looking at and why does it look like this?

Flagrant

Wow- you’d think that Hollywood would move out of that fifties mindset. It’s ridiculous in this day and age. I mean, for real?

is that christian bale and sigourney weaver? smh. total bs

Yep. WTF?

Oh look they found some actors of color. I bet there be an exotical dance routine that needs back up dancers too. Representation ya’ll!

Funny they could find roles for black people as servants.
Surprise, surprise, surprise.  *sigh*

 this is an abomination

I was less pissed when I thought they didn’t cast any black people in the movie, because I was like okay this is just a ridiculous racist re-imaging of history, this is way more racist, they are like black people exist but as servants and background characters

That is some fucked up shit, man. Seriously, I like Christian Bale, and I like Sigourney Weaver, and I just don’t understand how they’re not embarrassed to be associated with this. What is it with white people and inaccurate history, anyway?

jas720:

dynastylnoire:

miltonsong:

geejayeff:

jazzypom:

ekoile:

jazzypom:

sasha-thumper:

wussut:

nigeah:

461164:

darvinasafo:

This that fuckery!

WOW Y’ALL SEE THIS?

bruh

What am I looking at and why does it look like this?

Flagrant

Wow- you’d think that Hollywood would move out of that fifties mindset. It’s ridiculous in this day and age. I mean, for real?

is that christian bale and sigourney weaver? smh. total bs

Yep. WTF?

Oh look they found some actors of color. I bet there be an exotical dance routine that needs back up dancers too. Representation ya’ll!

Funny they could find roles for black people as servants.

Surprise, surprise, surprise.  *sigh*

 this is an abomination

I was less pissed when I thought they didn’t cast any black people in the movie, because I was like okay this is just a ridiculous racist re-imaging of history, this is way more racist, they are like black people exist but as servants and background characters

That is some fucked up shit, man. Seriously, I like Christian Bale, and I like Sigourney Weaver, and I just don’t understand how they’re not embarrassed to be associated with this. What is it with white people and inaccurate history, anyway?

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11 Jul 2014

why are bats stigmatized as being creepy?

bodypartss:

elfpen:

I mean

look at these things

image

they’re like tiny

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fluffy

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dragons

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but instead of breathing fire they squeak and cuddle 

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in caves

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and leaves

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and they have funny ears and noses

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I mean really

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bats are amazing

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This post is so fucking important to me

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11 Jul 2014

runningjulez:

this is me every 3 hours

Accurate.

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