One of the things that surprised me first time I watched the reboot of Star Trek was the deep heartache I felt for Spock Prime. Seriously, the movie’s shinny and the new crew are crazy pretty, but every time the movie ends, my thoughts linger on Prime. (this is by far the most depressing graph I have ever created.)
- Years lived (so far): 157
- Years knowing Jim: 28
- Years trying to forget Jim: 3
- Years spent as Space Husbands: 20
- Years spent alone, carrying a holographic message of Jim on a pendant around his neck: 94
I am not crying…
Reblogging this because it arrived in my askbox in response to my question about what makes us so sad about Spock Prime. I mentioned this in a roundabout way when I was writing but seeing it in a graph like that really drives it home that he really didn’t know Jim all that long during the course of his extremely long life.
I am actually crying.
Imagine outliving your soulmate, your t’hy’la, by so many years. Only knowing that you were so interwoven within each others lives for 20 years of the 28 years you knew each other, and having to live on long after his death because he wouldn’t want you to give up because he’s gone. Because he was the kind of individual who put others before him, and you couldn’t do that to him- even in death. Imagine trying to forget someone so special. Imagine carrying a projection of him to remind you of what is lost and what you must keep living for.
I can’t imagine a love any more profound and real as this. You cannot deny their love for each other, it is an impossible feat. You can merely ignore it.
These two men will forever be remembered as the first slash pairing- but for much more than asthetic qualities.
They will be remembered as Space Husbands and t’hy’la.
Fuck you, I’m all teary-eyed, omfg. GOD DAMN THEM FOR KILLING KIRK. JUST DAMN THEM.
WHY WOULD YOU POST THIS
i die a little inside every time i see this on my dash