My first crush was Captain James Tiberius Kirk, commander of the starship Enterprise.
(And, no. I don't mean William Shatner. I mean Captain Kirk. There is a subtle distinction.)
I think it was the twinkle in his eye. Or maybe the buckle of his swash. Or the fact that he was a master of the flying drop-kick. Or the fact that every other female he encountered in his galaxy-spanning romps virtually fell swooning before him - I knew a good thing when I saw it.
What can I say. I love a man in uniform. Even if said uniform is occasionally (well - in an evil mirror universe kind of situation, anyway) sleeveless and made of sparkly gold fabric!
I know other girls who went the Nurse Chapel route and threw their affections at the chilly, logical feet of that alluring Vulcan, Mr. Spock, but not me. I was a captain's woman. My favorite episodes where usually when there were 2 of them - Captain versus Captain. Double the fun!! Heh. I always thrilled to the sight of Jim Kirk beating the crap outta Jim Kirk. Actually, I was always thrilled just about any time he got in a fight. Might have had something to do with the rippability of those Star Fleet uniforms...
(I like my heros tenderized!...)
But there was a vulnerable side to the good captain, too. You could see it whenever tragedy struck in his love life - like when he had to let Edith Keeler die so that history would return to normal. Or when he lost his beloved Mirimani in the episode I lovingly refer to as the "Wow, Kirk Looks Hot in Buckskin" episode.
Seriously. You have no idea how much I wished I had long black hair and a headband after I saw this one.
Also? He was good with animals! Who doesn't love that in a man?
Okay... maybe not so much with reptiles.
Nowadays, I still carry a torch for James T. Kirk. And you know what's cool about that? Because I'm in love with the character, not the actor... well, now I get to crush on a whole new hot young Captain of the Enterprise.
Ooh! It's like first love all over again, but in High Def with remastered special effects!!
See what I meant about the sign? Now everyone point to my forehead... all together now... "NEEEEEERRRDDDD!!!"
*happy sigh* You bet I am. First-love and foremost.
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