Five hours (???), charcoal, 8x10
Five hours (???), charcoal, 8x10
every time i think i’m okay about kira nerys it turns out that i am never going to be okay about kira nerys and i never ever learn
I think a big part of the reason Garak got exiled is because *really*, deep down, he didn’t want to be in the obsidian order, doing the shit he was doing.
Like l’m sure he wanted to impress his father and he wanted to be a good Cardassian but I don’t actually think he wanted to do shit like crushing Bajorans beneath his bootheel.
In fact I specifically think that Garak is okay with a couple of aspects of his job
- blowing shit up
- killing people who have it coming
as demonstrated by A. that time he blew up his shop, B. that time he blew up and killed a romulan senator, C. that time he tried to blow up and kill the founders
But I am pretty sure he ffffffffucking hates interrogations, as demonstrated by
A. the thing his father choosing to compliment him on having been interrogations
B. his father forcing him to prove his loyalty by conducting an interrogation
C. alternate-universe Garak *loving* interrogations
D. that time when Gul Dukat and Garak are fighting Klingons and Dukat says something about Garak loving interrogations and Garak agreeing with him
I mean don’t get me wrong I’m sure Garak is really *good* at interrogations - like, he totally succeeds in getting information out of Odo - but he’s good at it because he’s empathetic and ends up feeling the pain he inflicts on other people.
Which is also the thing that would have soured him on the Bajoran occupation because, again - it’s one thing to assassinate a high-ranking political figure who knew that death was one possible price of his attempt to climb the ladder of power.
But putting a bootheel into a bunch of largely helpless wrinklynosed faces for fifty years just isn’t something a man like Garak can take pride in.
(Gul Dukat, or even Damar, now those are guys who can totally take pride in that)
Things Odo should have done in DS9.
Don’t take this too seriously. It’s just a bit of fun!
His skin tone is like half a shade lighter in real life.
Like?? I never thought of Martok as brown, even.
I’d agree with you maybe if he was as dark as, say, Worf, but Martok is really light.
dude okay let’s just pretend for a second martok’s make up doesn’t make him brown at all.
like if not martok then what about gowron?
is that not a white man made brown with make up?
I wish we talked about this more often. I absolutely love JG Hertzler as Martok, but surely there was no need to put him in brown face. It was a huge problem of the 60s trek that all the Klingons were in brownface, surely we didn’t need to perpetuate that into the 90s. They could have cast a person of colour as Martok or even just decided that Klingons had greater racial diversity than theuy’d been given in the sisties. They’d already changed the make-up to add the ridges, so why not that?
Nowhere is the problem of brownface and the Klingons more evident than in Apocalypse Rising, the opening episode of season 5 of of DS9. I love this episode mostly because Avery Brooks is having a huge amount of fun and his enjoyment is infectious, but I am deeply uncomfortable with Colm Meaney and Rene Auberjonois in brownface. I can only imagine how Avery Brooks and Michael Dorn felt.
We need to talk about this more and ensure that for casting Klingons in the future either people of colour are hired, or we acknowledge greater racial diversity in the Klingons. I hope its mostly the former.
In light of those last couple of posts about Kira and the truth, I think the moment between her and Sisko in Starship Down is really significant, where he’s lying there injured and maybe about to die and Kira’s freaking out and doesn’t know what to say and he says “Tell me a story”
Because what he’s really saying there is “Kira, bullshit me for five fucking minutes, for the love of Space Christ”.
Cause like right before that he mentions that all the two of them ever talk about is work, and I know Kira thinks that’s cause of him being the Emissary, but really in all likelihood it’s cause, y’know… it’s fuckin’ hard to deal with someone being straight up 100% real all the fucking time, ordinary people have a hard time dealing with that shit.
Like no wonder he’d never taken her to a baseball game before because he’d take her out to the holosuite for a game and be talking about what a great run it was and she’d be like “yeah but you know none of this shit is real and all these people died hundreds of years ago and I’m tortured by the memories of the horrifying occupation of my planet by spaceNazis” and Sisko would just be like “oh Kira for fuck’s sake”
But Sisko asks Kira to bullshit him, and she does, and she actually gets the idea that maybe it’s okay to just sort of bullshit around a little bit, once in a while. And Sisko is like, all right, maybe I can take this crazy bitch to watch some baseball.
my top 10 favorite ds9 characters
I really really love Quark for the some of the same reasons I love Garak because he’s the most self serving but still somehow charming main character and it’s so refreshing in Star Trek.
But we really should talk about him in his Hawaiian-esque shirt in the episode where he went to Risa because omg.
Just a couple of busts doodled while watching DS9. Some of them were easier than the others (Garak, I love you but you’re hard to draw) but all the same, have some lovely space babies~
Kira in #72 for anon