|Star Trek Fanfiction|
|Date(s):||4 July 2009 - 08 November 2010|
|Length:||148, 214 words (23 part series)|
|Fandom:||Star Trek (2009)|
|External Links:||Illogical (√π233/hy7) (AO3)|
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Illogical (√π233/hy7) is a Star Trek reboot K/S AU series by waldorph. The first part, A Beautiful(ly Illogical) Mind, a Good Will Hunting fusion of Kirk not accepting Pike's challenge, was originally posted anonymously by waldorph on st_xi_kink on July 4th, 2009 before she claimed the story. While Kirk's and Spock's relationship plays an important role, the series focuses on many of the various characters.
Part 1: A Beautiful(ly Illogical) Mind (8,233 words). Summary: Jim never takes up Pike's dare to do better. Close-canon movie AU, with touches of Good Will Hunting. (04 July 2009)
Part 2: Win for Losing (1,027 words). Summary: Spock's been played. He doesn't mind too much. (19 August 2009)
Part 3: For a Hundred Visions and Revisions (2,412 words). Summary: Winona? Kind of awesome (or, "How Jim Kirk Wouldn't Have Survived A Normal Mother"). (23 August 2009)
Part 4: Cinderella's Wicked Stepmother (2,337 words). Summary: Frank Hallie never set out to be the villain of the story. (25 August 2009)
Part 5: Name Not His Own (3,224 words). Summary: His name is George Samuel Kirk. And he's the only person in his family who has his shit together. (26 August 2009)
Part 6: Touch Upon the Wonders that You See (4,071 words). Summary: Sarek does not always understand his son, but that does not mean he does not love him. (29 August 2009)
Part 7: You've Got a Piece of Me (5,438 words). Summary: Seven months into their five year stint aboard the Enterprise, Jim's meld with Ambassador Spock comes back to bite him in the ass. (30 August 2009)
Part 8: Part of My Soul (5,839 words). Summary: Spock thought the worst thing that could happen to him was that he would lose Jim. Then he fell through a black hole with a particularly troubled Romulan. (04 September 2009)
Part 9: Second Star to the Right (9,260 words). Summary: When he says she got the planet in the divorce? He means it. (15 September 2009)
Part 10: Family Matters (1,251 words). Summary: No seriously- they're the most dysfunctional family ever. (20 September 2009)
Part 11: Eye of a Hurricane (4,871 words). Summary: She's a press secretary, a PR manager; she's the one who keeps them on-message. She's the one who takes the make-shift bombs from Kirk's fingers. She's the only sane person on the whole ship. (13 October 2009)
Part 12: The Wanting and the Having (7,962 words). Summary: T'Pring is being bonded to Spock because of its political and, indeed, monetary advantage. (20 October 2009)
Part 13: I Promise You (3,174 words). Summary: She's just a girl in an old dress and a black overcoat with purple hair, and she marries Sam Kirk. (29 October 2009)
Part 14: Big Damn Heroes (6,821 words). Summary: Chekov is growing up on a Starship. It's harder than you'd think. (03 November 2009)
Part 15: What We Have Seen (1,292 words). Summary: This is the view looking in on the Enterprise. (10 November 2009)
Part 16: The Ambassador's Wife (8,115 words). Summary: If Amanda had to pick one word to describe Sarek, it would be "genuine." (18 November 2009)
Part 17: Punch It (13,314 words). Summary: The first thing George Kirk ever says to Chris is 'Hey, you, c'mere!' (30 December 2009)
Part 18: Sweetheart (22,348 words). Summary: "Licensed to kill," Winona agreed, grinning. "Oh, hey, pizza." "An assassin with ADD," George muttered, and sat on the couch to begin his paper (underage features consensual sex between 15-year-olds). (31 January 2010)
Part 19: A Moment's Surrender (1,945 words). Summary: "Sweetheart, can you hear me?" (01 February 2010)
Part 20: Mockingbird (4,651 words). Summary: "I am #1. You may not have me." This is the story of Number One. (03 February 2010).
Part 21: Ten Year Spread (an interlude) (830 words). Summary: This is how they were, this is how they are. (14 February 2010)
Part 22: (When I Grow Up I'll) Be A Monster (24,567 words). Summary: When I grow up I'll be a monster (or, Tarsus IV, Illogical-style). (14 May 2010)
Part 23: Certain (5,232 words). Summary: Spock will only ever be certain of one thing. (08 November 2010)
2naonh3_cl2 podficced the series, which cybel turned into an audiobook on May 12th, 2010. Cybel also made the cover for the audiobook. Since the audiobook was created before the last two parts of the series were not written, they aren't included in the audiobook. However, 2naonh3_cl2 podficced part 22 of the series, which was also turned into an audiobook by cybel.
Recs and Reviews
"Everyone who's following the NuTrek fandom has probably read this series already, but I'm going to rec it anyway (and hopefully recruit new fans to the fandom) because it is truly awesome.
Each story in this series can be read individually, although they are much better if you read them in their entirety in the order given. While Jim/Spock is the main pairing, most stories actually feature a secondary character that we never got to learn much about from the movie. My favourites are the ones featuring Winona (insightful and touching), Frank Hallie (the stepfather whose car Jim drove over the cliff; a very interesting perspective to have), and Amanda (told from Sarek's perspective, which nearly broke my heart).The character study stories are written in the style of short segments of snapshots, which I really enjoyed but understand that they might not suit someone who prefers a more traditional storytelling style. I'm sure not everyone is going to like every one of the stories (or even most of them), but I urge you to give at least a couple of them a try -- and you may discover something to fall in love with (e.g. a Scotty who makes a fortune by selling his homebrew moonshine when Jim or Spock or both go batshit crazy). Highly recommended."
Review for Cinderella's Wicked Stepmother:
"This story demonstrates what waldorph does so well: she makes me care about the ‘other’ characters- i.e. anyone who isn’t Jim Kirk or Spock. Jim and Spock are easy characters to love. They’re brave and bold and brilliant. They’re handsome and charismatic (Jim) or handsome and enigmatic (Spock) and they save worlds while upholding the ideals of the Federation.
This is a story about Frank- a man that’s barely in the movie (voice only, over the phone yelling at Jim for stealing the car) and the default of fandom is to make him a villain, yet another antagonist or obstacle for Jim to overcome.
This story made me weep for this man, and it made me hate (just a little bit) Jim.None of us will ever meet a ‘Jim Kirk’ or a ‘Spock’ because their greatness can only exist within fiction. But we all know a ‘Frank.’ Hell, in more ways than I’d care to admit, I am a Frank. He is a good man, but an ordinary man who made the mistake of being swept into the Kirk’s orbit, of standing next to greatness and suffering in comparison."
- anonymous (waldorph). An Illogically Beautiful Mind (st_xi_kink) comment July 4, 2009. (Accessed 30 July 2012).
- cybel. Illogical (√π233/hy7) audiobook (Audiofic Archive) May 12, 2010.] (Accessed 30 July 2012).
- cybel. (When I Grow Up I'll) Be A Monster audiobook (Audiofic Archive) May 22, 2010.] (Accessed 30 July 2012).
- meishali. Rec'd on Epic Recs September 30th, 2009. (Accessed 30 July 2012).
- aprilleigh24. Rec'd on Crack Van June 19, 2010. (Accessed 30 July 2012).