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RIP, Mr. Nimoy

Very sad news today. On the cusp of Star Trek's 50th anniversary, we lost Leonard Nimoy. :(

He had a full, rich life. Born in Boston's West End to Ukrainian Jewish parents, he was raised in a tenement and roamed the streets of Boylston and the Fens, selling newspapers as a boy. He saw the Red Sox play at Fenway Park and learned to row on the Charles River. He was a man of whom nothing negative was said of his character, and William Shatner called him the brother he never had.

I fell in love with Star Trek as a child and my love for the show has been with me all my life. It fueled dreams in me, and it brought me to modern fandom. My first slash love was Kirk/Spock, easy because of the depth of warmth and affection between the characters that we saw on a weekly basis. It was my 'gateway' fandom, as it was for so many. Through fandom I found my true outlet for creativity and made so many friends! I have been very happy in fandom all these years.

Star Trek and Mr. Spock is part of the cultural language and an actor could do a lot worse than be known for a character with such impact on so many people's lives. When you inspire people to become scientists and astronauts, you're doing pretty well. I can see The Big Bang Theory, which he guest-starred on, to come up something soon. :)

Rest in peace, Mr. Nimoy. You lived long and prospered.

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northernwalker
Feb. 28th, 2015 06:01 am (UTC)
RIP, Mr. Spock.
bradygirl_12
Feb. 28th, 2015 11:08 pm (UTC)
Yes. *nods*
gilda_elise
Feb. 28th, 2015 12:53 pm (UTC)
It's hard for me to think of a time when Star Trek wasn't part of my life. I became a fan the night of the airing of the first episode, and have stayed a fan through all the intervening years. Stories and conventions, and a group of like-minded women who have become the closest of friends, have kept it alive for me.

Before I handed him over to Kirk, I had some lovely fantasies regarding Spock. He's still my go to character. Leonard gave him to us, and he'll outlive us all.
bradygirl_12
Feb. 28th, 2015 11:09 pm (UTC)
He's been such a part of my life, creating that wonderful character! His legacy is immortal now.
jlvsclrk
Feb. 28th, 2015 08:50 pm (UTC)
And he was a Patriots fan too! http://t.co/SVxk3nhRBj

Seriously though, I'll miss him.

bradygirl_12
Feb. 28th, 2015 11:10 pm (UTC)
Ah, that makes me love him even more! :)

I'll miss him terribly, too.
catalenamara
Mar. 1st, 2015 09:38 pm (UTC)
Very sad day.
bradygirl_12
Mar. 2nd, 2015 12:00 am (UTC)
Still can't quite believe it!
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