You know something struck me with this scene… the difference Khan must have perceived between someone like Kirk and someone like Marcus. Marcus had basically enslaved him, as he says, using his friends to control him…. no doubt threatening their safety if Khan didn’t comply and go along with the whole ‘John Harrison’ ruse.
Kirk, whilst still technically ‘using’ Khan’s crew as leverage did it in a totally different way by saying he would guarantee their safety. Now that might have been an empty offer, given that, as Khan said, he couldn’t guarantee the safety of his own crew, but nonetheless. the offer was there. This was someone different. Someone offering something positive in return for Khan’s help, rather than threatening him.
Definitely food for thought.
Khan does say before that Kirk seems to have a conscience but it always felt to me like Khan was taking a calculated risk there because he wasn’t sure of Kirk yet. Khan doesn’t trust anyone but himself throughout the whole movie at least not completely when it comes to Kirk.
And then you have this scene where it seems like Kirk is giving the proof Khan was looking for. It is a challenge and token of trust on the part of Kirk all in one. Only on the USS Vengeance Kirk takes it away again by having Khan stunned (even if that was to protect his own crew).
It is a constant cycle of distrust and trust shooting back and forth between them.
Exactly. He says Kirk seems to have a conscience, but he is stil taking a chance by opening up to him. He’s effectively giving Kirk the ammunition to use agasint him if needed. Instead Kirk offers something positive.
Poor Khan though, always hurt and betrayed.
Aaaaand then Kirk shoots him in the back. Or, has Scotty shoot him in the face, really. That was when Khan decided Kirk et al had to die. I think he was hoping they could be allies up to that point, that Kirk would let him go. It’s my belief that if Kirk hadn’t betrayed him, Khan would have taken his crew and the Vengeance and left. No more retaliation. But Kirk did, so…
Agreed completely. ;-; *khan feels*
(And you two can meta so much more concisely than me, wow. XD *always waffles forever and makes it super long*)
Obviously not a Khanfession but just READ IIIIIIIIIT.
I am so glad your alive and well! Kidneyskid and I are happy that you enjoyed the cumbersmaug fic we wrote. ;)
It. Was. Soooooooooooooooo. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood.
Thank you so much for sharing!
When I submitted that thing about Cumberbatch singing in August Osage Country, I hadn't seen it yet. But I've seen it since then and to answer your question about whether to watch it, yes you should. It's funny at some points. Extremely difficult to watch sometimes as you watch the family unravel. But it's an emotional movie, well acted and well done I really did like it. :D
Thank you! I think I will definitely give it a go. I love the whole cast (I mean c’mon! Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor AND Ben in one movie? Yes please.) and I know they’re going to give a stellar performance. So I think I can muscle through the family bits.
Just a quick FYI. To the maker of this Khanfession, I fucking love you. I don’t know why but I just got so many feels from this. So good, oh man. Could you imagine him though??? Oh man, the feels.
Note from author:
Wow… That took a long time, but I finished the last of the Distraction Trilogy. Seeing how the first two are already up here, I felt it would be rude not to share the final chapter. This one is much longer than the first two, but in my opinion, much better as well. Thanks so much for your guy’s support! It really means a lot to me. WARNING: the subject matter in this story is far more serious than before. There is a torture scene. If you are uncomfortable with this, please be aware before reading. But there’s also some nice sex at the end if you can make it through. Just some incentive ;)
Summary: “You’re engaged to Sherlock Holmes, happy together, working cases along with his best friend John Watson. A series of kidnappings arise that puzzle the three of you and you work to figure it out. But it goes wrong, you become the next victim and then it’s a race against the clock. Can you free yourself? Will Sherlock find you? You’ve undergone tests with him before, but this is by far the most formidable. Will you pass it? Or will it break the two of you apart?
Here’s a link to the previous fics that go along with this one:
- Distract Me and You’re Not a Distraction
I haven’t actually seen August: Osage County, but this portion where Benedict Cumberbatch plays the organ and sings… It’s just super sweet and cute and I thought you needed it on your blog. :)
Thank you for this. We can all use a little singing ‘Batch. I’m actually really afraid to see August: Osage County - I guess the family drama really turns me off since I’m going through something similar. But would you guys recommend it?
Hello! This is an RP I did with my friend redhairedreviewer where Smaug shapeshifts into human form. (So yeah, he looks like lovely Cumby but with golden eyes)
She played Smaug for most of it and I did Veela. The title is from the song I was listening too while role playing. Please tell us what you think!
Enjoy! (Admin: Trust me…..you will. *swoon*)
This isn't a confession per se, but more of a prompt for someone who's a better writer than I am. After watching S3E2 of Sherlock and learning he has a love of dancing, I was hoping someone out there would write a story of him teaching a girl how to dance.
Oh I love it! Is anyone interested in filling the prompt?
Khan/Reader Christmas short
(I honestly loved this.)