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Trek memories are from the third grade, roughly 1966,
when our weekly newspaper had a short section of the
script for "Tomorrow is Yesterday" and we
were all assigned parts. I campaigned among my little
friends to get the Spock part, and they agreed I was a
good bet because I could pronounce all the words. I've
been writing fanfic since - lessee - the summer of
"I first became
aware of the existence of fandom in late 1994, when I
found the Trek boards on AOL and learned about zines
and fanfic. It was tough going in the beginning
though, because I was only interested in Classic Trek, and
at that time there wasn't much to be found online. I
had no idea how to go about meeting other fans. I knew
only that there existed some vague nebulous group of
people I wanted to meet... sort of like a secret
society and I didn't yet have the password." chat
"What blew my
mind about Kirk was this: Here was this guy who had
absolutely awesome responsibility, who was out there on
the edge of the universe exploring the unknown, running
the best ship in the fleet, making life and death
decisions, dealing with terror and tragedy and trying to
uncover the most profound mysteries of the galaxy,
and--he was plainly enjoying every minute of it. This goes
back to that elemental joy that I saw in the
"It was the
first time a story ever formed completely in my mind in
one solid piece instead of as a series of individual
scenes. At the time I thought, 'Other people get
visions of the Virgin Mary. Why do I get visions of
Klingons going down on Chekov?'" chat
Laura Jacquez Valentine
you get feedback telling you that the sex in a PG-13
story was "hot", is there any need to write NC-17?" chat
"As long as
they make TV shows with blokes in them, there will be
slash on the web. A slasher might move on to another
fandom, or stop writing for a bit, but there'll always be
slash somewhere." chat
"I don't mind
reading stories in which Chekov has female partners.
He, let me assure you, vastly prefers being in stories
with female partners. He's a straightforward little
fellow. But if he's happy, and she's happy, then
where's the story?" chat
watching TOS in reruns in about 1969. I missed the
originals by not living where they were broadcast. I was
hooked quickly. I've been a fan ever since. In terms of
any organized fandom, though, I am a relative newcomer
having found fandom on the web only about 3 years ago.
My first ST con was Shoreleave 1998." chat
"I saw the
third season of "Star Trek" in its original run. I would
have watched it all, but my family kept the first two
seasons a deep, dark secret from me; they knew I was a
sci-fi fan, and the first two seasons were on opposite
"Bonanza." So I lost out to the Cartwright
writing only because I ran out of things I wanted to read.
Having just discovered the 'net and inhaled everything
there I could get, I felt compelled to write something
*I* liked better than the stories I could find. I'm
kinky--so sue me.:)"
ask me if they should stop writing because someone gave
them a negative crit I ask them: What makes you
write? If they say it's because they can't NOT write, I
tell them to ignore the crit. There is no way to please
everyone and someone is always going to say it's not
good enough. The only person a writer has to please,
first and foremost, is themselves. If others like what
they have to say, all the better."
"I think the
real strength of slash isn't the sex, it's that the
writers and readers are taking these cultural icons and
twisting them, looking at them in new ways,
re-interpreting them and thus the things they have come to stand
Spock! I've always loved Spock's character. He has
internal conflicts, but they've never crippled him.
He's not afraid to look inward, but yet the people
closest to him are not privy to what goes on there. His
reactions are subtle and nuanced, and while he expresses
so much with the tiniest gesture, it's always open to
interpretation. Through all the years, he continues to
grow. The Spock of the episodes is not the Spock of
the movies, and neither of those are the Spock of TNG.
What a terrific character, and what a terrific
"You're very cool, too. I think we both need sweaters."
writing ever since I was 11. I write because I have all
these stories busting to get out, and I have to write
'em down. Prior to that I was the Storyteller for my
sister and my next-door-neighbor kids; we used to make
up Trek stories and playact them. When I was real
little, like six or seven, I used to play with my
pipe-cleaner men and toy soldiers, and make up stories that
they would act out. I can't remember ever not making up
"I didn't expect to see Bashir and Garak ever get together, but as long as lunches were shared, chocolates exchanged, and the occasional intense eye-contact made, I was happy with the way things were. It only became important to me when the writers began to back off on the G/B relationship in the 4th season. I had to resort to my own imagination to fill things in, and I started writing."
Copyright and Fanfic
experience over the years of talking and writing about
copyright issues with Trek fans, the biggest hump to get over
(so to speak) seems to be the concept that there are
*exceptions* in copyright law to the general rule that
you can't copy someone else's product."
the net vs. zines discussion in the Kirk/Spock newsletter we
were talking about a couple of weeks ago? I just got a
message from one of the editors refusing to print my
letter. I decided this probably means I was *meant* to
post it to the Society for Slash Diversity. So here it
On 'Mary Sue' and 'Lay'
thread unfolded on ASC recently on the topic of "Mary
Sue" stories. For me, the discussion provided a good
opportunity to pull my thoughts together on this
subject and a related one, the "lay" story, in which an
alter-ego of the author gets it on with one of the ST
Sulu/Chekov; Chekov/female; Chekov/Sarek; Taming Trilogy; Vacancy Series; Various Chekov
Slash Diversity Fiction:
Kirk/Spock; Spock/McCoy; Kirk/Spock/McCoy; Kirk/Sulu; Kirk/Sarek; Sarek/Amanda; Miscellaneous TOS; Miscellaneous DS9; Miscellaneous TNG
Daydream Believer Kirk/Chekov
"'Wake up, Pavel.'"
"Kirk scrolled through the report, suppressing a smile. Their latest discovery was a human society which showed none of the traits Commander Spock insisted were human trade marks. There was no recent history of active warfare, no outward expansionism, no sign of exploitation of the planet's resources beyond what was sustainable, no overpopulation, and no evidence that it was avoided through genocide, plague or starvation. And none of the obvious ills of stagnation either. This appeared to be a world whose inhabitants were in perfect harmony with themselves and their environment."
How the Mighty Have Fallen Kirk/Chekov
"Ensign Pavel Andreievich Chekov, newly commissioned and nine days post-graduation, boarded the USS Enterprise. Being first in his class had always brought him rewards above and beyond the normal cadet, however, at this moment, he wished he had been a little further back in the line for the crew draft. It was said that Captain James Kirk, known around the campus as "James the Mighty," as in mighty strict, mighty demanding, and mighty pissed when you screwed up, only selected the best for his command, but you certainly paid the price in the long run."
The Green Eyed
"'It's not me,
Bones.'" Kirk impatiently took his cup before the
compartment was fully open. "'It's Chekov. For the past
two weeks, he's been walking around with his head in a
nebulae. He's probably started dating
Encounter on Mount
was being carried away. This was not unusual. He was
being carried away by a giant eagle. This was very
myths are fascinating enough in themselves." McCoy winked
at Spock. "Sorry to steal your favorite word, but
you'll find'em fascinating, too. Make Jim lend that book
to you when Chekov's finished.'"
Ensign, It's Cold Outside
with the gale behind him, blew into the tent and was now
battling to close the flaps. Warm, capable hands took
over from his and laced the opening tight against the
Christmas Eve, if that mattered when you were aboard a
starbase in orbit above Cartes 5. Christmas Eve, and until a
moment ago, it had looked as if the first year of the
five year mission was about to end on a warm, fuzzy
The Birthday Wish Kirk/Chekov
ran his right hand down the arm of the person lying next
to him as he tried to recall the events of the
previous evening. His memory was still a muddy clump,
impenetrable in the haze of a blinding
USS Enterprise limped its way to Earth from Regulus I,
inside the ship, the crew was just as damaged. Doctor
McCoy was acting deranged, and Scotty never left
engineering. He was dealing with his grief the only way he
knew how, with work. Admiral Kirk, avoiding everyone,
was holed up in his quarters supposedly writing
The Vacancy Kirk/Chekov
'Congratulations on your new posting in San
'There is a vacant bedroom in the house I share with
Ensign Chekov. You may make temporary or permanent use
of it if you wish.
The Romp Kirk/Chekov
"Some ancient survival instinct inspired the ensign to dive under Kirk's desk."
The Diplomatic Situation Kirk/Chekov
"James T. Kirk was not the most patient being in the galaxy or even the greater Bay area."
"Sometimes Kirk woke in the middle of the night and looked at Chekov sleeping next to him."
Sulu, PG-13 Kirk/Chekov
Uhura turned on hearing a huge sigh. Her colleague,
Hikaru Sulu, was seated alone at a rec room table, staring
at an untouched plate of fried sushi, and an empty
All Revved Up Kirk/Chekov
"God, how he
loved working on this car; getting the engine to purr
just for him. Nothing turned him on quite the same way
as the sounds and smells of his beloved 1964
Captain's Gig Kirk/Chekov
gig was a lovely lightweight vessel -- larger than a
shuttle, but still diminutive enough to fit comfortably
in one of the Enterprise's bays. It was absolutely
criminal that this sweet little yacht didn't see more
A Few More Things in the
in dry-dock was not the most heart stoppingly
beautiful sight in the galaxy. Her graceful lines were rather
lost in the dusty sunlight that slanted off her in the
dry-dock on Mnr 7. She looked rather tired and
Two Heads are
Better Than One Spock/Chekov
was dejected. It was bad enough the _Enterprise_ had
been sent to drydock in this boring, blank part of the
quadrant. But why did the Fleet have to pick the
drydock on Mnr? Beautiful silver Mnr--famous for its light
gravitational field. A favorite of engineers and ship
captains for easy repairs, a favorite of crews for the
things you could do--*special* things--in .66
gravity... And Chekov had nothing but work in front of
The History of Latex Spock/Chekov
"'Yes, sir, I am certain it is a Russian inwention!'"
beginning to tire of the constant concern for his
Perchance to Dream
telepathic are Vulcans?'"
If Music be the Food of
"The dream was
never the same twice. Tonight, Chekov appeared to him
in civilian clothes that suggested a historical Terran
The Latest Dream I Ever
The Outpost Spock/Chekov
tapping woke Chekov. He sat up in bed and watched his
visitor enter through the window."
The Holiday Spock/Chekov
don't go high maintenance on me," Scott said briskly.
"You know the engines have got to be space tested and
the schedule's the schedule.'"
Chekov, Are You
Trying to Seduce Me? McCoy/Chekov
"'Yes. Am I
doing it wrong?' A wicked glint glowed deep in the warm
brown eyes; a charming mixture of arousal, affection
and pure mischief. Chekov had the doctor's full
attention and knew it."
careful reading and some serious thought, McCoy did
something he'd never done before: he made an appointment
with the first officer."
...has better plans...
Chekov off his lips with difficulty."
How Was Your
"Montgomery Scott heard his name called over the hubbub of the crowd. It was Carnivale on Bennett's Planet, and they were in the middle of it during the Enterprise's extended stop to deliver much needed supplies for the sector." (Part of the EFF)
your time gettin' here, haven't ye, lad?' Scott scolded
the navigator to hide his immense relief that the
young man was in his quarters at last."
The Bagpipes Scott/Chekov
"Chekov woke to the muted sound of bagpipes. Knowing he was alone he rolled over to look for Scott anyway."
Power Dynamics and Misbehaviour Sulu/Chekov
"The lieutenant slammed the door of his suite and turned to face his team. His entire team of one."
Chekov out of his way with a strategically placed
elbow to the midsection. The security officer used just
enough pressure to force the younger smaller man back a
few steps, but not so much that the sly, quick
movement could be considered an actual shove."
Flowers and Chocolate
"'I have never
particularly enjoyed it,' Chekov
The Incident Aboard the Thurber
until ensign and lieutenant had taken a chair each
before he followed suit. Neither looked
Lights in the Sky Chekov/female
"'How does he
do it?' Pavel Chekov wondered as he kissed the warm,
soft lips of the beautiful A'ee'shah passionately,
deeply, and for the very last time."
Scent of Success Chekov/female
McCoy's tests, even with the satisfaction of having
passed every one, Janice Lester was aware of adrenaline
pulsing through Kirk's arteries."
The Taming Trilogy (Hypertext Version) Chekov/Klingon
"'Is this the
one you wanted?'"
nearly drifted off to sleep again when his captor
Taming 3, Version A Chekov/Klingon
"'This is not a
safe place for humans.'"
The Taming 3, Version B,
Ending A Chekov/Klingon
"'It can't be
Journey of the Heart Chekov/Sarek
"Although we had never met, deep within my soul there was a stirring of recognition. The face was one of innocence and spirit that I had never before seen in a living being. The eyes danced with the mischievous nature of a mythical sprite."
The Search Chekov/Sarek
"I did not intend for this to happen."
Party Pooper Chekov/Sarek
"Sixteen Standard hours and the parties celebrating the entry of the strategic Jossitur system into the Federation showed no signs of abating. At the Chakattir Palace, where he was going off duty at last, Chekov was finally wilting." (Part of the EFF)
Innocent When You Dream Chekov/Christopher Pike
"Christopher Pike felt the tingle of the transporter beam release him as the world materialized around him. The first thing he saw was the line of fresh-faced cadets, scrubbed so clean they were fairly glowing, standing at attention. The crisp call of the bosun's pipe pulled him down from the transporter pad." (Part of the EFF)
You Know What She'll Say Chekov/Carol Marcus
"Like I said, never mix romance with business." Captain Terrell stamped his foot down hard into the boot of his enviro-suit, grinning into the high collar as he watched his exec turn and glare at him." (Part of the EFF)
In Your Shadow Chekov/Saavik
"Pavel took a deep breath as he approached the door of the old, worn, stately building. He had thought himself ready to accept this assignment, now he wasn't so sure. It had been a long time since he had entered this arena and the last time had been as a student, not an instructor." (Part of the EFF)
Sweet as a
luck that shoreleave coincided with the hottest time of
the Melorian year. Oh well, a shoreleave was a
shoreleave and she had very pleasant company on this
About Last Night Kirk/Chekov/female
the work of the Enterprise was split into four shifts,
to promote the most efficient use of all its
facilities, there were times and places when the phrase 'dead of
night' seemed all too appropriate."
"By the time
Chekov reached the cabin he'd been assigned, his legs
were about to give up on him. It was a measure, he
supposed, of how many casualties the Enterprise had
sustained, how many still needed urgent treatment just to
stay alive, that he'd evaded McCoy and reached the
bridge. That Kirk had let him stay there, even welcomed
Who Gives a Damn for
at him, crooking the golden arc of a perfectly
sculpted eyebrow. 'Lord, I think. Or sir, if you prefer. So
many customs and usages. I lose track. What *is* your
tribe? You look a little Bactrian.'"
Chance Encounters Kirk/Spock
"I kneel here before the ceremonial pot, my fingers steepled, positioned for meditation. Again, the ability to release the present world and find the peace that I need has failed."
How Thor Got His
Hammer Back Kirk/Spock
"It was morning
in Asgard, home of the Gods. As the Mighty Thor awoke,
he did as always: He reached for his Hammer, the
weapon that made him strong and invincible, the Gods' most
powerful defence against the Giants, the forces of
A Printfan's Nightmare
Kirk cried out as he spread his legs farther apart.
'All of it Spock...I need you in me. Further,' he
The Silver Avis Kirk/Spock
"' Just open
it, Spock. It's a birthday present.'"
As Time Goes
transporter central in Castalanca City. A Romulan commander
-- yes, *the* Romulan commander -- is just beaming
down from spacedock. Captain Montgomery Scott, prefect of
the local police, leads the welcoming
into McCoy's eyes as the air in the Galileo began to
burn and allowed himself to rest easily in the smile
there. It crossed Spock's mind that it was illogical to
appear so pleased at such a desperate and futile act as
the doctor had just witnessed but that McCoy's
reaction was, well, actually quite pleasing to the Vulcan on
a strangely non intellectual level. Pleasing and
rather confusing at the same time. And this was the last
thought Spock had before hearing the transporter hum and
subsequently falling on to his ass on the transporter
platform of the Enterprise."
"It was as if,
he began again sternly, he -- no, a *human* -- had
been asked to hold in their hands a mass of writhing
grubs. Wet. Slimy. Half decayed. Then, to name them. To
give them the affectionate little names, as they would a
pet. And then slide them, one, by one,into a vein,
where they would wriggle free to writhe and copulate and
breed in the bloodstream. To be the host to these
parasites for all time."
When Need Outweighs Logic
myself out of the dreams. They torment me with their
eroticism, and they push my deeply hidden and suppressed
emotions to the surface."
"I held my
breath. I did not wish to disturb this dream. It was
erotic. I could see the area between his thighs growing,
causing the landscape of the blanket to change from
shape of the desert with its gentle swells and valleys, to
the shape of a solitary mountain sitting among the red
plains of Vulcan."
"Sitting in the seat of the hovercar, he pulled the thin material around him. He had found it in one of the storage compartments and presumed it was supposed to be some type of a blanket, but it wasn’t nearly thick enough to keep the nighttime chill away. 'This damned planet is supposed to be hot!' Leonard McCoy grumbled to himself as he strained once more to see the nearly invisible entrance to the structure that was located just meters outside of the shuttle’s window."
Part one of the Under the Sun Series
Life is but a Dream Kirk/Spock/McCoy
"Even before opening his eyes, Jim could feel a heated form pressing against his naked body and a strong, warm arm wrapped around his back."
Part two of the Under the Sun Series
The Burning Sands Kirk/Spock/McCoy
"Jim had purchased a variety of breakfast fruits and breads in hopes of finding foods that would interest Spock. But he noticed the Vulcan only drank coffee and never touched the other items on the table. It had been several days since he had seen Spock eat anything substantial."
Part three of the Under the Sun Series
Easy Does It McCoy/Sarek
"'I am requesting that Leonard McCoy accompany me. Although there are medical personnel in route, it is mandatory to have someone to organize these efforts. I believe Dr. McCoy possesses the necessary skills.'"
Part four of the Under the Sun Series
The Winter of Despair Kirk/Spock/McCoy
"A warm body was spooned against him. The arms encircling him were strong and sure, and he felt protected and safe. He rolled in the arms to find the lips that had been caressing his neck, but where there should have been full, soft lips, there was emptiness."
Part five of the Under the Sun Series
quickly down the corridor, rubbing one hand against the
other and shivering, still. It had taken forever for
the shuttle to reach them, and he didn't have a clue
why a senior member of the bridge crew was piloting it."
Keeping Traditions Kirk/Sulu
"He knew that he shouldn't leave the party like that, but he couldn't help it - he had to go to the bridge of his spaceship all alone. And it was as he expected; even in space dock, the sight on the main screen was beautiful."
To Share a Dream Kirk/Sarek
"The stars and Spock did that to him every time, Kirk thought as his wet fingers rubbed over his still stiff member."
To Mend a Heart Kirk/Sarek
"If he had thought about it, he would have realized that he would meet Sarek again sooner or later at a reception."
To Heal a Mind Kirk/Sarek
"One week, one day, fourteen hours."
In Her Time of Need Sarek/Amanda
"He held her close, in the human fashion, though neither of them wept. He would not allow himself to lose control like that, and for his sake, neither would she. She would have plenty of time to grieve, alone ... after he left for Earth."
Amanda's Rules Sarek/Amanda
"The man in the bed groggily opened his eyes. The spear of sunlight that pierced the dimly lit room was so intense, his nictating membrane flicked down over his eyes protecting them from the brightness. Slowly his eyes became accustomed to the light and the translucent membrane lifted."
"Sarek and Amanda lay in the afterglow of their lovemaking. Amanda had undergone a statis treatment for a blood ailment and this was her first night at home in over a month."
The Matriarchy Sarek/Amanda
"Dawn broke over the sands of the Sas-a-shar desert. 40 Eridani A's rays spilled into a room in a house on the edge of the desert. The light illuminated a man and woman sleeping."
Contempt of Council Sarek/Amanda
"Spock was dead. Sarek glanced at the official stargram he held in his hand, then crumpled it viciously. Amanda's sobbing could be heard in the living room and he turned to comfort his wife."
Broken Angel Kirk/McCoy; Kirk/Spock
"Doctor's Private Log: Stardate 6723.9"
One Night on
Rura Penthe Kirk/McCoy
was exhausted -- from the journey, the march through
the blizzard and the frightening events of their first
day in the Klingon prison camp -- and had expected to
fall asleep as soon as he lay down on the hard bunk.
But he hadn't taken the cold into
Emotional Release Uhura/Amanda
"Uhura followed the sound of weeping ... that's when she found her, hugging her knees to her chest as she huddled in the overstuffed chair in the observation lounge. She was hardly recognizable as the woman Uhura had been introduced to just a few short days ago ... but then, she had been through a great deal in those few days."
Useless on Mrivin
useless, lad,' Scott sighed in
"Sulu looked at
the doctor, and the doctor looked at Sulu. Then they
both looked into the hotel room they each had a key
"Sloane smiled at the handsome doctor's shock. Bashir had just found out that he was under investigation by Section 31, that everything he'd experienced since he'd awoken the morning of his appointment with Sloane up until a few minutes earlier had been a complete fabrication, courtesy of the top secret organization."
"My dearest, beloved Caratina"
The First Time Garak/Bashir
"Garak was unsure as to how this turn of events had happened. He was also unsure of his feelings on the matter."
The Pleasure of his Company Picard/Riker
"The Ten Forward Lounge was dimly lit and had soft music playing in the background–"One For The Road", an old Terran ballad by the 20th Century artist, Frank Sinatra–to serenade the few remaining customers left at the end of another busy evening."