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25 May 2012 @ 12:15 am
So sorry I haven't been around for months to post anything, but life gets in the way of Spock/Chapel sometimes (unbelievable, I know). Anyway, I think most of us here like Chapel as an individual character so here is an old essay by Teresa Morris from 1985 that appeared in The Best of Trek 9, which was kind of like a fanzine digest. It touches on some Spock/Chapel but the point that the author is trying to get across is "Chapel is awesome". I scanned the pages and then used a image to text app so if there are mistakes I apologize, ignore them; they aren't the author's fault.

Enjoy.

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18 December 2011 @ 04:05 pm
Since it's the holidays I was wondering what everyone's favorite holiday themed fanfic is. For me it's got to be "Christmas Crackers" by T'Kuht.

I like just about any Spock/Chapel even if they seem out of character for me, but I think T'Kuht captures the characters perfectly, especially Chapel. Her Christine Chapel is the one I think should have been portrayed in Star Trek if Chapel was allowed more character development.

Please sound off with your recommendations in the comments!
 
 
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06 December 2011 @ 09:46 pm
Variety magazine has a couple of new castings for the next Trek movie; Peter Weller and Alice Eve

Check out the articles here:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118046987

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118046803
 
 
 
Over on FF.

Better Left Unsaid: A Busman's Holiday Interlude
Pretty much general, nothing adult in it, but some tacky language. It is complete.
Features Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Christine Chapel, Cats and a large gooey mess.

You can find it here.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7540745/1/Best_Left_Unexplained_A_Busmans_Holiday_Interlude

Comments are always gratefully accepted, constructive feedback is greatly appreciated.
Thank you!
 
 
 
31 August 2011 @ 08:55 pm
Pain Perdu and Wax Myrtles
pezzyaltoid
Rated: T - English - C. Chapel

A young Christine Chapel takes a drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge through a swamp.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7342490/1/Pain_Perdu_and_Wax_Myrtles

The title is dreadful. The story is quite contrived and therefore unbetaed . . . except for Word.

--isobel
 
 
 
04 August 2011 @ 11:55 am
Okay so when I took over this community, I was hoping that we could get a bit more interactive with each other in addition to how it was running before with fics popping up here and there. One of the ideas was a request post. I'm just putting this out here now, and if there is little to no response we won't continue with it further.

What is this post for?
You can request fic recommendations, like say you want to read a Spock/Chapel story that takes place right after Plato's Stepchildren. I bet there is someone in the community who can point toward a good one. Or maybe, you read this awesome fic once but you can't find it or it has disappeared from the internet. One of our members might know where it is or saved a copy on his or her hard drive.

Perhaps you want to declare your allegiance to Spock/Chapel but haven't found the right icon that suits your personality. Someone can direct you toward a post that features Star Trek icons or you can ask someone to make one with your specific idea in mind.

Don't get your hopes up, requests don't always get fulfilled, but I, as your mod, will try to help with smaller requests.

That's all folks, I'm out.


 
 
 

Picture is link to the full episode but for the Spock/Chapel stuff just watch the video under the cut.

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I have been obsessed with Harry Potter the past few weeks with the announcement of Pottermore (yes I am in the beta! So excited!), so if you're familiar with Harry Potter, let's take a whack at sorting the crew members!

Chapel

Gryffindor
4(14.3%)
Ravenclaw
11(39.3%)
Slytherin
0(0.0%)
Hufflepuff
13(46.4%)
Squib
0(0.0%)

Spock

Gryffindor
1(3.7%)
Ravenclaw
23(85.2%)
Slytherin
3(11.1%)
Hufflepuff
0(0.0%)
Squib
0(0.0%)

Kirk

Gryffindor
21(75.0%)
Ravenclaw
0(0.0%)
Slytherin
6(21.4%)
Hufflepuff
1(3.6%)
Squib
0(0.0%)

McCoy

Gryffindor
15(53.6%)
Ravenclaw
5(17.9%)
Slytherin
0(0.0%)
Hufflepuff
6(21.4%)
Squib
2(7.1%)

Scotty

Gryffindor
13(46.4%)
Ravenclaw
5(17.9%)
Slytherin
0(0.0%)
Hufflepuff
10(35.7%)
Squib
0(0.0%)

Uhura

Gryffindor
7(25.9%)
Ravenclaw
10(37.0%)
Slytherin
3(11.1%)
Hufflepuff
6(22.2%)
Squib
1(3.7%)

Sulu

Gryffindor
12(42.9%)
Ravenclaw
6(21.4%)
Slytherin
3(10.7%)
Hufflepuff
7(25.0%)
Squib
0(0.0%)

Rand

Gryffindor
5(18.5%)
Ravenclaw
3(11.1%)
Slytherin
9(33.3%)
Hufflepuff
6(22.2%)
Squib
4(14.8%)

Chekov

Gryffindor
5(18.5%)
Ravenclaw
5(18.5%)
Slytherin
4(14.8%)
Hufflepuff
13(48.1%)
Squib
0(0.0%)


Feel free to discuss and rationalize your choices in the comments.
 
 
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I've posted this rec before, but it's worth posting again. Check out Jane Land's "Kista" and "Demeter" on Transformativeworks.org's website in their Special Collections Gallery.

http://opendoors.transformativeworks.org/collections/special-collections-gallery

Transformativeworks says this about the two novels:

"'Kista' (1986;) was described by author Jane Land as "an attempt to rescue one of Star Trek's female characters from an artificially-imposed case of foolishness." In it, Chapel still loves Spock, but their developing romance is allowed to be complex, with Chapel being more of a rounded person (as well a doctor!) than she was allowed to be on screen."

"'Demeter' (1987;) is a sequel to 'Kista.' As Henry Jenkins and John Tulloch wrote in Science fiction audiences: watching Doctor Who and Star Trek, "Demeter places [Spock and Chapel's] relationship within a larger social context, dealing more directly with how women are treated within the Federation." The plot "concerns the threat a group of intergalactic drug-runners pose to Demeter, a feminist space colony, a world where women have lived without any contact with men for several generations." Uhura also plays a large role in this novel, commanding the all-female mission to Demeter; Robin Reid argues that this novel is important "within the context of second wave feminism, specifically: the creation of the 1970s feminist utopias (which often featured a lesbian separatist culture, sometimes though not always on a separate planet!)" (Reid, "'A Room of Our Own:' Women Writing Women in Fan and Slash Fiction," ICFA 2009).

"Our thanks to Dr. Robin Reid for organizing the preservation of these works."
 
 
 


Take this as a chance to rec something new or gush about an older story that you happen to love. It doesn't have to be strictly Spock/Chapel. It seems that the consensus among the community is to allow Spock/Chapel romantic or platonic, and anything Chapel centric even if it does contain another ship. This does not mean that you can rec a Chapel/Korby story where it's all about them getting together but you can rec a fic about Chapel's life on the Enterprise where her relationship with Korby plays a small part of the story.

For this rec post, I want to know If you had to pick one Spock/Chapel story as your favorite, what would it be?

Mine would be:

Title: Lifeline
Author: Milareppa
Rating: T
Genre(s): Adventure, Romance
Words: 69,537
Other Pairings: N/A
Summary: It's three months after Platonius and there are questions about that day that Spock and Christine are still refusing to answer. Then the Enterprise gets into trouble and, suddenly, those questions become inescapable.

There are a lot of great Spock/Chapel fics out there with awesome writers and it was hard to choose this one but I think this one would be my all time favorite. Christine comes off so well in this and I think it's one of the greatest portrayals of her character. I don't think I am alone in saying this but this fic would have made a fantastic Star Trek episode, lots of action with that sweet underlying romantic element.