I'd Dye for You
|Title:||I'd Dye for You|
|Author(s):||M. Stewart, L. Jennings, C. Lowell and B. Villa|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: The Original Series|
Click here for related articles on Fanlore.
It was published in the print zine Beyond Dreams #2.
This story was nominated for a STIFfie Award.
"Kirk announces, 'Honey, I'm home!' He's just changed his hair color from Golden Blonde to Auburn Sunset to try to revive Spock's flagging sexual interest, but his bondmate accused him of upsetting the bedroom's color wheel."
Reactions and Reviews
I’m always suspicious of a story with more than two authors. Before reading it I was sure this was going to be a spoof, based just on that. At first I thought these were just four innocuous pennames, or maybe even four of Robin’s personae. (Of course I also thought it had to be four well-known K/S people.) Then someone pointed out the joke names. You have to watch daytime TV to get it, though.
Think Kirk as “wifely” with fluff for brains and nothing better to do than redecorate their manse and work on his buns (of neutronium). Spock is not innocent in this silliness they call their marriage, either.This story is hilarious, and I hope the guilty step forward. Not fair if they don’t. 
From the very beginning, this is an absolutely hilarious short story (even the authors’ names).
All the delightful humor using the colors, fabrics, interior decorating, dishes and household hints! I laughed so hard when I read things like, “Honey, I’m home!” and “F’red’riks of Vulcan”! I can’t resist these: “Sex, sex, sex. That’s all you humans ever think about. Your mind is so wrapped up in your penis that you didn’t even notice the crown molding.” And: “You should talk. I’ve had intestinal parasites with more personality than Rayna.”“Who?” “Uh...never mind.” Oh, I could go on and on. This story is so funny—you must read it! 
An established relationship comedy/farce. Kirk and Spock are living together in San Francisco and when Kirk is late on their anniversary all hell breaks loose, especially when Spock realises that Kirk’s new hair colour doesn’t match their bedroom décor! I didn’t really think this was K/S at first although they are living together, and the final twist at the end was amusing and prompted me to change my mind! 
- from The K/S Press #47
- from The K/S Press #46
- from The K/S Press #101, reprinted in The K/S Press #188