Story: Feelings Are Boring
Fandom: Star Trek
Genre: Action/adventure, romance
Summary: This is not exactly what Jim thought the 'exploring strange new worlds and exotic civilizations' was about. Also, Vulcans are kind of crazy. Jim and Spock go through a alien ritual, which, yes, changes everything -- he's hoping for the better. Spock just wants to get through this with his sanity, if not his dignity, mostly intact.
Squeeing: I love the Star Trek BigBang. There's always gems in it. This is one of my favorites so far - Lazulisong is another of those writers who I will read anything by, because her narration has such life and personality in it. There's a drollness in everything she writes that keeps me smiling throughout the fic even as I'm engaged in the story.
One other note of squee: I'm not a terribly visual person and could take or leave the art associated with BB fics in 98 percent of the cases, but the artist in this case nails
the tone of the fic and it's pretty in a manga-kind of way. Just the cherry on top of an already very excellent cake.
Excerpt: Starfleet knows this because the Klingon empire once tried to annex Lyra V. The Lyrans sent part of the invading army back, tanned into leather and painted with a scene detailing the invaders' fate, and then sent some charming little leathery bags and their compliments to the Federation, requesting membership. As Pike says, they could waste time being shocked and appalled, or they could get themselves a badass new ally; Starfleet’s going for the new ally.