I'm a purple-backed hippopotamus, hiding it out in the wilderness of Singapore urban jungle, carving a space of the world for myself.
Where I thought: Since I am apparently, obviously, very much so still not over them cutting off the Pike/Kirk office scene - nor am I in any way over Pike/Kirk - I’ll just make a post to cry over it. *goes crying*
also got her girls and non-binaries but let’s stay within the parameters of the question
Terrible thing. What is? Being born like that. Is it? Can you imagine, looking in the mirror and seeing that staring back at you?
Yes, I can.
the winged dreamers, from star trek: new voyages, a story about butterflies that ’exist merely for living their dreams’ influence the crew of the enterprise to see what they want the most and spock’s dream is to be alone with jim and only jim on this paradise planet forever, and jim starts to explain why that might be to mccoy, then realizes he is going to give ‘too much away’ and spends the rest of the story protecting spock’s motives and touching spock
Escape from the Spirit World: Avatar Yangchen (x)
#so many people still do not get this#the avatar is SUPPOSED to have attachments; the avatar MUST love others#and people talk about how aang ~never makes sacrifices~ but he loses SO MUCH#he sacrifices SO MUCH#he can never completely follow the spiritual teachings and guidance of his people. he cannot attain enlightenment#and he gains so much but he still loses that aspect of his culture and he’s THE LAST PERSON IN HIS CULTURE FOR SO LONG#and the show does talk about this. aang gives up power and he gives up total spiritual harmony#he chooses to love katara. he chooses to go to his friends and protect them.#zuko and aang’s storylines are deliberately designed as foils#zuko’s emotional quest is to find himself. aang’s emotional quest is to accept himself#zuko gives up physical trappings and physical power to gain spiritual strength and peace#while aang gives up spiritual power and enlightenment to gain the strength of attachments to other people#a sacrifice is still a sacrifice even if you gain other things#SORRY THAT IS A WEIRD TANGENT ANYWAY OK