okay so i was editing pictures for this month’s old married spirk challenge when i just stopped for a second because –
what the frick is there to edit?? these screencaps are PERFECT in every way and i’m just so overwhelmed right now! i just – look! look at the utter magic of star trek: the motion picture!
look at spock. look at his perfect, perfect face. those flawless lines. his eyebrows. his hair. the majestic, imperious tilt of his head. he is the picture of composed perfection, cold beauty. (and yet! fuck! is that something like hurt in his eyes? something like… pain? Restrained but poorly masked pain?)
he’s standing there, and the shot is close enough to hide all the other characters.
he stands alone, looking down at a man he thinks he’s not allowed to love.
now look at jim kirk. look at that face! that handsome, suddenly young face! his eyes are so wide, gleaming so much they almost look green in this lighting. his mouth is slighty open, his eyebrows are wavering between a frown and a smile. look at the boyish awe in his eyes. he’s mesmerized and mesmerizing.
& around him, the entire bridge and its crew are blurred. he is surrounded by people who are loyal to him, people who love and respect him. but he is alone in this, alone in his love for spock. alone and lost in a see of blurry nothingness.
but also… they’re both alone.
maybe, just maybe togetherness can be found in this lonely place