Guys, I just…. I’m having some feels over here. Some massive feels. Now, my blog is titled what it’s titled because I’ve found that a lot of the things I like separately eventually at some point cross paths with one another and I freak the fuck out.
Let’s start at the beginning. I’ve been a Trek fan since before I was sentient (ohhhh…. you see what I did there?). I was 16 months old when TNG premiered. My parents watched it from the day it premiered having been left over fans from the ’60s. I grew up with TNG and subsequently ended up watching DS9, VOY, and ENT afterwards in addition to watching TOS and TAS and viewing every Trek film in existence. Anyway, Data is and always has been my favorite Trek/TNG character ever. EVER. He always will be, probably because, as a child, I related to him a great deal. In his position, you could argue that he was a very child like.
Moving on. Data became fascinated with Sherlock Holmes after Riker suggested he read the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. There are quite a few episodes in which Data is impersonating Holmes, most notably “Elementary, Dear Data,” in which he takes LaForge to be his Watson and they play out Holmes mysteries on the holodeck (bonus Moriarty too!). Because Data was my favorite character, I started reading Holmes ish when I was about 8.
When BBC decided to do the updated interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, I knew I’d like it. I just knew it. So I avoided it. Really, I did. I knew I’d get obsessed. I knew I’d fall in love with Ben, who I was a passive fan of having seen his work in Atonement, The Other Boleyn Girl, and Amazing Grace (I managed a video store to put myself through college, so I was aware of a number of actors before they were a huge deal). I eventually gave in not long after Ben was cast to the new Trek. SHERLOCK IS GOING TO BE IN TREK NOW.
I fell in love with Martin too, which I didn’t see coming. That was out of left field.
Now, I’ve always been a sci-fi junkie. Fantasy has never really been my cup of tea (Potter, Twilight….. ehhhhh) with ONE exception: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien was a freaking genius and I enjoy his work immensely. I enjoyed the LOTR films and they’re the only fantasy films I own and watch regularly. When it was announced The Hobbit would be made, I was ecstatic. And Martin is the going to be the freaking hobbit. And Ben is going to be Smaug. And I just can’t handle it.
The last video I reblogged of the original Spock, Mr. Leonard Nimoy himself, singing a little diddy about BILBO FREAKING BAGGINS literally made me weep. What is this, universe?! Are you trying to kill me? ARE YOU?!
Everything is connected. I just can’t fathom it. My brain hurts thinking about all the weird connections.
Other weird shit: I’ve been a massive fan of Chris Pine’s since his first fucking movie. No joke. I was a freshman in college when that Disney BS was released and I fell in love with him and have been following his career ever since. When he got cast to Trek as Kirk, I was a junior in college and I was alone in my apartment when the news broke. I ran around like a crazy looking for someone to tell, but my roommates were all in class. WOMP WOMP.
Another: I was a Mickey Mouse Club fan growing up as well (which ultimately led to me being an ‘N Sync fan as a teenager). The only female cast member I follow the career of is Keri Russell. I adored the show Felicity and ultimately become fond of the creator of the show, JJ Abrams, who is now the master visionary behind the Trek reboot. I CAN’T.
There’s a shit ton more. I should make a fucking map or something.
This is long as fuck and no one probably read it all, but I just have a lot of feels right now, ok?