You are talking about 13 year olds. Or rather, a stereotype of 13 year olds. Just because someone doesn't like an onscreen relationship doesn't mean it's because they want one of the players for themselves.
Sadly its always the case, 80% of women not just 13 yr olds who for no real and legitimate reason just hate on the on screen male and female couple.They do it out of jealousy. I ran into a K/S slash shipper who admitted that she was jealous that uhura was with spock.
Spock is not even real but yeah I get the fantasy.
I did not use to understand how girls and I mean girls only like to spend their time writing about the destruction of the loving male/female couple and making the guy single or pairing him up with his best male friend or even his worst enemy, but as time went by I caught on. Girls rather see the guy they like become gay or remain single than see him with another girl.
I am not surprised 2takesfrakes stereotyped me as one of those girls. I understand why he did but I am proud to say I am not one of those awful girls.
Of course teacake, not all of girls behave like that.
I'm not sure you're right about all the slash writers. I tend to think a lot of fan writers are slashing everyone because its different, trendy, a bit naughty. I was amazed at the number of Chekov/Sulu pairings I saw after ST09 because I don't think they even spoke to each other in the whole movie.
I tend to think differently about the old school K/S slashers. I've had some discussions with them. While they failed to totally 'convert' me I can see their point. If you study TOS closely I can see why some people can see the slash there. Kirk and Spock are very close. Shatner has a certain type of body language/smile that you could interpret as flirting with Spock. That scene in TMP where they're holding hands...
I personally quite like Spock/Uhura. However, I just think it makes Spock a less interesting character. In TOS he was a lonely tormented, oppressed soul. In STID he's got a hot girl and everything's looking good for him (aside from the death of his mother and his entire planet I suppose
Trek was blessed to have Shatner and Pine playing Kirk. they rob off everyone and they seem to have chemistry with everyone. I love the pine/pegg, pine/quinto, pine/saldana, pine/urban scenes. Kirk/chris pine is like a sponge. he seems to have chemistry with everyone he talks to or even smiles at.
What can I say about Shatner, he is a demigod. a lot of the time I always thought George Takei was just jealous of Shatner's charm. Shatner just had everything that every man dreamed of having, Shatner was very much like Kirk. So yes, I get the fantasy.
My main issue with slash is how the female writers always demonize the female characters and write them as bitches and whores when those female are completely nothing like that in the cannon universe.
Anyone remember when Angelina Jolie said she was in love with her brother. I think i was the only one who kept on saying in no way is she having sex with her own brother. whereas everyone was going crazy about the impending incestuous affair.
Kirk and Spock have called each other friends and it is so much better that way. their friendship is beyond anything. no one can rival their friendship maybe minus frodo and sam. Girl fans are free to interpret it how they want in their own personal head but I find it sad that it comes at the expense of destroying the female characters they are romantically tied with or even settled with. There is a reason why a guy has his best man when he is marrying the girl. Its not about picking one. Its about having both.
Now that been said,I think we need to get back to the topic of the Khan scream. This thread is quite good. I don't want it to get shut down because we went off from the main topic.