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Goodbye Mr. Spock

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 28, 2015, 5:40 AM
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Spock by AmandaTolleson Spock by AmandaTolleson Mr. Spock by RileyStark Kirk and Spock by TrevorGrove Spock by perselus SPOCK by AbdonJRomero Saavik and Spock by karracaz TOS Series: Spock by linus108Nicole

It was with a sad heart that I read the news yesterday that Leonard Nimoy had passed on and that an era of TV legend and fandom had come to an end.

Star Trek was my first real fandom I got involved in, including the first ever convention I went to. Mr. Spock was my first teenage crush, and many fellow fans have become real-life friends over the years.

Even though I drifted off to other fandoms and interests later on, the Star Trek 'verse and the character of Spock always stayed with me. I love the idea of an utopia where we can work for the betterment of mankind and other races and reach out for science and discovery without having to justify our endeavors to hordes of greedy stockholders (unless you happen to be a Ferengi...), but for its own sake, because it's the right thing to do.

I loved Spock as a character, because he wasn't the patron saint of the charismatic, popular kids running about with his shirt off. He was the one who made thinking things out, relying on one's mind and logic cool. Growing up as a geek and terrified of disappointing my parents, who were both school teachers with one of them even teaching at my high school, Spock's need for self-reliance, his isolation and privacy and the strained past with his father felt very familiar. Despite it all, Spock belonged, saved the humans he worked with time and time again, made a difference by using his talents and his otherness, not by hiding it and was accepted under his own terms. To me that was an incredibly positive and empowering message.

Leonard Nimoy brought this complex character to life and over the years added layers and depth to him, and while he invested his great talent into other screen projects, his music and worthwhile environmental issues, he will always be remembered for being Mr. Spock.

A Few of My Own Drawings

Spock I by Ellygator Spock II by Ellygator Three Drawings of Mr. Spock by Ellygator Spock III by Ellygator Spock IV by Ellygator



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mondithebest Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Llama for you!
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KorneliaSus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Thank you for the fav :)
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leodaroy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Thank you so much the fave.
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whitewidowwoman Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
thanx for the llama!
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