100% canon nerdiness of Captain James T. Kirk
- was once described as "a stack of books with legs"
- quotes peter pan
- quotes John Masefield
- quotes Charles Dickens
- quotes Shakespeare
- quotes paradise lost
- Bones gave him 18th century glasses as a present and Spock gave him an antique edition of A Tale of Two Cities
in summation: kirk is a great big nerd and i love it
He also loves history, paper books and stick shifts (much to Spock’s completely logical dismay).
216 notes Source: koprix #Star Trek: TOS#Jim Kirk#Spock#The Way to Eden#THIS EPISODE GIVES ME SO MANY FEELINGS OKAY#SO. MANY. FEELINGS.#BECAUSE SPOCK IS IMMEDIATELY ACCEPTED BY THE 'REBELS'#AND JIM IS IMMEDIATELY A 'HERBERT' FOR TRYING TO GET THEM IN LINE / GET LOGIC OUT OF THEM#AND IT'S THE STORY OF MY LIFE#there was this guy I forget his name who said#that the one thing a nonconformist despises is another nonconformist who *doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity*#and that latter is Jim#and he's golden and brilliant and loves to explore and learn#and nobody understands him so they channel their fear of the unknown into hatred#did you see how they pounced the moment they thought Finney was dead#there is no way it was just about Finney having been their friend#it was also about their always somehow (even if subconsciously; some of them very consciously) having had it in for Jim#and Jim just doesn't get it because he's so far above it all#and oh god I want to hold him close and kiss him sen se le s s