For fuck’s sake, that’s where we get the word slash from—fangirls putting that lovely ‘/’ between their names. I mean, have you seriously ever just sat and wondered just how damn slashy something has to be to start an entire movement? I’m sure there were individual fangirls sitting at home and slashing characters since possibly the beginning of time, but something about K/S caused a whole group of fangirls to sit up and go “HOT DAMN ARE THEY IN LOVE” and start talking to others about it and freaking printing the stuff that once was destined to stay in a paper journal forever and pass it around like it was ecstasy.
Go and wiki ‘slash’ and you’ll see that when K/S fandom starting growing popular, suddenly there were more fandoms added. We logically know there were more fandoms because fangirls found slash in other mediums and now had a community machine going to spread their ideas and such, but notice that it took K/S to get the ball rolling.
It was like Kirk and Spock sat in a dull, colorless room with dozens of other male duos for a while and everyone kept quiet and didn’t offend because it was easy that way. Then one day Kirk and Spock stood up and announced, “we can be in love on national tv and get away with it.” Suddenly a rainbow exploded in that room and their words held so much truth and the colors they put forth were so bright that other slash pairings stood up and said, “oh hey, so can we!”
That’s right, ladies and gentleman. Kirk and Spock’s shameless love affair was so obvious and powerful that it expanded into the full-on double rainbow we frolic under today.
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