why are people so obsessed with “top or bottom”
honestly im just excited to have a bunk bed
uhm im pretty sure OP was talking about sex lol. what are you 12 or something ?
. what the fuck is sex
So unlike normal people, when I hear top and bottom I am thinking bdsm things
At which point it is generally a good idea to clarify ahead of time who is going to be top or bottom for a particular scene
At least that’s why I care about its usage
all this about top and bottom, nothing about strange or charm, or up or down?
0) Glorious Garak breaks the scales. Up there for one of the best characters of Trek, period - admittedly, in part because he’s not a main character, so his appearances (at least as himself) are almost always necessary and thought through.
1) There’s only one Damar. I like how DS9 undercuts him even as it’s turning him into a hero, how it doesn’t let him entirely be a glorious rebel hero.
2) Madred, who’s showing you
four five lights. Watch Chain of Command, Part II, particularly the parts with David Warner and Patrick Stewart. It stands alone. It’s impressive, a powerful statement about torture.
3) Gul Dukat, who just wants your love. Asshole, but magnificently acted as such.
4) Mila, who can keep a secret.
5) Enabran Tain, Cardie in a cardie. Manages to be avuncular yet sinister, and quite possibly the worst father in the entire Alpha Quadrant.
6) Macet, who Picard will be watching. Marc Alaimo’s a damn good actor.
Marritza Darhe’el Marritza, who knows what it’s like to be a coward. Duet is one of the finest episodes of Deep Space 9, and it’s carried entirely by Nana Visitor and Harris Yulin.
8) Tora Ziyal, who could never bring herself to hate her father.
9) Rugal Pa’dar, though entirely for this book written about him.
10) Tekeny Ghemor, the father who is not Kira’s father.
11) Rusot, Cardassian nationalist.
12) Entek, who Garak quite liked. Guy had an amusingly convoluted plan to bring down Tekeny, and almost carried it all the way through.
13) Gilora Rejal, flirty Cardassian engineer.
14) Natima Lang, who will always remember
Paris Quark’s bar.
15) Korinas, Obsidian Order observer.
16) Dejar, the third viper.
17) Ulani Belor, a friendly viper.
18) Seskal, not to be confused with Seska. One of Damar’s rebels, he’s the one who decides to needle Kira and Odo about Odo’s former status as head of security during the occupation.
19) Mavek, who made Kira a fine coffee? (Okay, at this point, I’m just reaching; he doesn’t even have any lines! I’ll stop here. Any other Cardassians simply weren’t memorable enough, apparently.)
1) Jadzia Dax, halfway-decent Romulan in ‘In the Pale Moonlight.’
2) Sela Yar
3) That human who first defected to the Romulans, then defected back.
I’m sure there’s some other random Romulans who get a line or two, here or there, but I’m only going to count Romulans with significant parts in an episode.
1) Commander Toreth.
2) Senator Vreenak, Vice-Chair of the Tal Shiar and victim of a shuttlecraft explosion. Sure, there’s a FAAAAAAAAAAKE that’s pretty memorable… but there’s also the scene before that, where he and Sisko chat about kali-fal.
3) Admiral Jarok, the would-be defector in the TNG episode ‘The Defector’. Poor guy. Quite possibly got his family killed, too.
4) The two Romulans from ‘The Enemy.’
5) Senator Koval, the new Chair of the Tal Shiar… and double-agent for the Federation.
6) The Romulan who was working with Rakal!Troi to engineer a defection from Romulus.
7) The Romulans who Kira was ‘diplomatic’ towards in that episode where O’Brien keeps traveling through time.
Recurring Romulans must have appeared, and had at least one line, in multiple episodes.
1) Senator Kimara Cretak.
2) Tomalak. He’s… okay as a recurring villain. Other than the Borg, TNG didn’t do great at creating recurring villains. I admit, I may be a bit biased by DS9 being great at it.
3) Kalenna, the only Romulan with speaking lines in ‘In Purgatory’s Shadow/By Inferno’s Light.’ Never turn your back on a Breen. A surprisingly good fanfic involving her, Tain, Bashir, and Martok can be found here.
4) SubCommander T’Rul, the Romulan assigned to guard the cloaking device of the Defiant. Did get a good line in in ‘The Search, Part 2’ - “The last thing I remember was being shot!” - but rather bland.
5) Movar, Velal, etc. - generic and bland as they come. Someone’s got to fill lines, though.
[TNG/DS9 era only, for all of these]
These are people who are disguising themselves as Romulans… rather than people who are not Romulans, but nonetheless identify with the Romulan state.
1) ‘Major Rakal of the Tal Shiar’ (Deanna Troi, in ‘Face of the Enemy’)
2) ‘Colonel Lovok’, also of the Tal Shiar, though actually a Changeling. Romulan spy service has clearly got some major problems with infiltrators.
3) Spock, undercover Romulan
4) Picard, Data, etc. (as undercover Romulans)
5) That kid who tried to trick Riker into thinking he’d grown old and amnesiac, then into being a prisoner of the Romulans.