Category: ds9

vulcannic: The Forbidden Garak PIcs™

vulcannic:

The Forbidden Garak PIcs™

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ds9vgrconfessions:

I liked Bashir but his fixation on Jadzia was borderline creepy and him getting with Ezri felt like a gross “reward” for waiting so long in the friendzone.

I see no lies.

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captaincrusher:

brinnanza:

captaincrusher:

brinnanza:

trekficsuggestions:

Romantic dress uniform Odo and accidental marriage

OBVIOUSLY SOMEONE SHOULD WRITE QUARK AND ODO ACCIDENTALLY GETTING HITCHED

Quark forges some documents with Odo’s signature. Somehow he accidentally fills in a marriage license and before you can say Jumja stick they’re legally married.
Odo suddenly gets a lot of mail directed at married couples. He immediately suspects Quark.

oh my yes now there’s a conversation I’d like to see

“QUAAAAARK”

“What, what, what? Why do you always have to /yell/; you know Ferengi have very sensitive ears!”

Odo glares down at him. “Why am I suddenly getting advertisements for marriage counseling?”

“Maybe someone thought you needed some help for your obvious anger management problems?” Quark grins at his own joke, even though it’s only sort of a joke considering how often Odo’s in here yelling at him about something or other.

“I’m not /married/, Quark.” He crossed his arms.

“Perish the thought.” Quark wiggles a little to imitate a shudder for emphasis.

Odo takes a step forward so he can really /loom/, which is just unfair. “You wouldn’t have anything to do with this, would you?”

“No I would not, and frankly, I’m offended that you would even ask.”

“Now why don’t I believe you?”

Quark ticks the reasons off on his fingers. “Bias against me, bias against my establishment, bias against Ferengi in general, you’re generally distrustful, which you should really explore in counseling…”

Things I want to see:
A) Quark realizing he’s married to Odo.
B) Odo realizing not only that he’s married, but that he’s married to Quark.
Also, C) Quark trying to find out how much Odo is worth because they’re married now.
D) Odo refusing to answer and ensuing Ferengi frustration.

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Relocating to a remote outpost, finding a wormhole and becoming the religious icon for an entire people is such a power move.

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vulcanhighcouncil:

jvlianbashir:

jvlianbashir:

sisko’s power beard and bald head are so iconic that i somehow literally forgot that sisko had hair in the earlier seasons so when i went back and rewatched I was just like “what the FUCK is that?!”

loving everyone in the notes who had also completely repressed that sisko had hair

The forgotten hair phenomenon.

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romulan-commander:

captaincrusher:

romulan-commander:

like don’t @ me because I realize this is rather harsh but. Odo is truly the quintessential cop. He may stand for order and justice but his first instinct is always to stand with whoever is wielding the power (and I suppose, also dictates what order and justice mean).

His redeeming quality, not unlike Quark I believe, is that he’s open to the influence of friends and the Federation and Bajoran resistance ideals they believe in, and so he starts to develop his own values. And I love that in Far Beyond The Stars his human counterpart takes the side of the publisher: it’s actually in line with what Odo, when not surrounded by the support of his friends, would do

I agree. his role in Far beyond the stars reflects his role in Things Past. It’s the episode where Odo and the others are “transported back in time” to Terok Nor where it’s ultimately revealed that Odo had some innocent Bajorans executed for crimes they did not commit. 

In Things Past it’s clear that Odo above all has maintained the status quo. In both those episodes great injustices are carried out in the name of “stability” and “order”. 

Things past is actually a great episode in this respect, because it forces Odo (and us) to confront this unpleasant side of him. So it makes a lot of sense that he would take on that role in Far beyond the stars too.

I honestly really like “Things Past”, it’s an episode that stands in direct contrast to “Necessary Evil” from season 2: there Odo was only beginning to work for the Cardassians, still convinced he could be a neutral party, even if Kira told him directly that by accepting the Cardassians’ authority he was still choosing a side. In “Things Past” it’s clear that being the Chief of Security during the Occupation was, in fact, something that really conditioned his way of thinking, and that he was just playing the game of the occupation force.

The good thing is that present Odo knows that he was wrong back then, a thing that in season 2 he wasn’t yet ready to confront or admit, and it’s clear that he’s changed because he has listened to the people around him. While this doesn’t make his past actions any better, it’s still some great development, I think.

I always circle back to how great the character writing is in Ds9 and this proves if once again.

Odo gets to confront his errors, reflect on them and admit his guilt. Not necessarily be forgiven, but he clearly evolves. This thing about “choosing a side” appears a lot in Ds9, while they also tell us that it’s never that easy. Who’s evil, who’s good? 

This is part of the show’s overall theme – to show us the effect war actually have on people, their morality, principles and choices. Compare for example Kira when she confronts a collaborator in season 2 with how she talks in season 6 when the Dominion has taken over the station. 

Kira sees how easy it is to become a collaborator when trying to “preserve order” under Cardassian rule, just as Odo realized it in Things Past.

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romulan-commander:

like don’t @ me because I realize this is rather harsh but. Odo is truly the quintessential cop. He may stand for order and justice but his first instinct is always to stand with whoever is wielding the power (and I suppose, also dictates what order and justice mean).

His redeeming quality, not unlike Quark I believe, is that he’s open to the influence of friends and the Federation and Bajoran resistance ideals they believe in, and so he starts to develop his own values. And I love that in Far Beyond The Stars his human counterpart takes the side of the publisher: it’s actually in line with what Odo, when not surrounded by the support of his friends, would do

I agree. his role in Far beyond the stars reflects his role in Things Past. It’s the episode where Odo and the others are “transported back in time” to Terok Nor where it’s ultimately revealed that Odo had some innocent Bajorans executed for crimes they did not commit. 

In Things Past it’s clear that Odo above all has maintained the status quo. In both those episodes great injustices are carried out in the name of “stability” and “order”. 

Things past is actually a great episode in this respect, because it forces Odo (and us) to confront this unpleasant side of him. So it makes a lot of sense that he would take on that role in Far beyond the stars too.

elimgayrak: some miscellaneous Odos (and quark…

elimgayrak:

some miscellaneous Odos (and quark)

I’ve always really like the idea that Odo gets all melty when he’s sad or being particularly melodramatic 

dangerfarm: Brooklyn Space Nine

dangerfarm:

Brooklyn Space Nine

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Concept: Garak quietly deciding to solve everything with killing people in his life with Julian.

Julian: Mrs Ruba is giving our Emelie a B-. Can you believe that? She worked so hard on that potato growing project.

Garak: …

Julian: Garak no.