Re: Humanoid Sexuality in TrekLit (Minor Spoilers for VGD: Declassifie Well, yes, absolutely. And it wasn't my intention to characterize Sten as an "evil bastard," but rather to portray him as a Vulcan male overcome by the violent, primal urges of Pon farr, as exacerbated by the challenge of the kal-if-fee. Sten might have been a perfectly decent Vulcan man when not seized by the blood fever, but when lost in its throes he refused to grant T'Prynn's rational request, and when she killed him, even then he wasn't willing to concede defeat. As with so many other characters' stories in the Vanguard saga, T'Prynn's was absolutely meant to be tragic in its causes and effects. And I suppose it could be argued that her sexuality, in driving her to reject a forced marriage to Sten (or any man), was a contributing factor in her tragedy. But that's not a judgment on her sexuality; it's just another detail in her story, in my opinion.