DS9 Stories/News: A DS9 Artwork Post

I Love Breen By Peanutchan

My new Breen Tactical officer… he be confused. XD

Nar: Uh… why are you hugging me? For that matter… why am I even ON this SHIP?! No seriously!

Djullanar… doth not speak Breen.. but I don’t think she much cares. All too happy to snuggle him anyway.
Beware her shiny black latex ‘Section 31′ uniform of fetishy DOOM! Harvey my Holographic Medical Officer, T’Kek my Reman Science Officer, and Shran my Andorian Engineer are not impressed with the new guy.

star trek DS9by ~rocom

Day in the Life of Weyoun

Family Matters

Garak & Bashir

Garak & Bashir

Quark’s Bar

By Pallanwen

DS9 Stories/News: DS9 Slash Couples (7) – Garak & Bashir

Garak & Bashir by by ~MissingColours

Garak & Bashir by ~MissingColours

http://gblvr.tripod.com/contents.html

Why G/B slash?

I like Garak and Bashir … together… deal with it. 

In all seriousness – (I know – that could be painful) – I don’t know about you guys,   but I think that TPTB  missed a golden opportunity to satisfy the desires of many viewers by having Garak and Bashir in a relationship … to all of us it’s obvious that the two of them are flirting madly, all under the guise of friendly debate … the looks, the touches, the things that these two men  *do* for each other … these two were made for each other. 

But, alas, TPTB don’t always make the same decisions that we, the viewers would make… 

Garak and Bashir by ~Manyushka

Garak and Bashir by ~Manyushka

That’s where fanfiction comes in.  There are tons of people out there on the ‘Net, writing the scenarios that the DS9 writers and producers, Paramount, and Viacom will never give us. What  you’ll find here is only a small fraction of what is out  there, but it’s a good starting point, because it’s some of the best!

Use the links on the left to access the different areas of the site, have fun, and send feedback to the authors, or I’ll send Sophie and Cam after you!

http://gblvr.tripod.com/contents.html

Silver and Gold by Peanutchan

Silver and Gold by Peanutchan

Garak/Bashir Recs

H. Wotton’s Garak Fanfic

The Queer Cardassian: The Case for a Gay Garak

By Diana Bloomfield

Aftermath

With Just One Touch

Lonely Is the Night

By The Sword’s Edge

Source: http://julstorres.tumblr.com/

By Diana Bloomfield

Led From the Darkness

Sacred Vows

Blessed Events

Burden of Proof

DS9 Stories/News: DS9 Slash Couples (6) – Garak & Bashir

Some Garak-Centric Fan Fic

Doctor Julian Bashir is one of the main characters in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, played by Alexander Siddig. He is Deep Space Nine’s Chief Medical Officer.

http://fanlore.org/wiki/Bashir

In Canon

Bashir starts out as a TNG-like character: young, brilliant, oversexed & over-enthusiastic, far more naive and idealistic than most of the rest of DS9’s staff. He even has a teddy bear, called Kukalaka. Later, he is revealed to have been genetically engineered as a child, with the retcon that his naivete in earlier outings was just a facade.

Aside from Kukalaka, his closest associates on the station are the polar opposites, Miles O’Brien & Elim Garak — the one “plain and simple”, the other (despite his protestations) anything but. Julian has a classic buddies relationship with the married Miles, featuring beer, darts and frequent trips down the holosuites to refight the Battle of the Alamo. On the other hand, you don’t need slash goggles to see that Garak flirts with him constantly. He also has an enduring friendship with Jadzia Dax, which features unrequited love or lust on his side. In the final season he gets to hook up with Ezri Dax, in a move which left many fans going ewww.

ewww

ewww

Fan Perspectives

Blossom Morphine writes: The writers created him to be an imperfect character, someone who would grow throughout his time on the station instead of starting out being the perfect officer. Bashir was brilliant, beautiful, kind, and wanted adventure. He fancied himself someone capable of handling any situation, and was very talented in many areas, both physically and mentally, but socially inept. He was by no means a pure character, but he was still rather naive, especially for being part of a military organization, not to mention a little arrogant.

In Fandom

Bashir is one of the most popular characters with fanwriters. Nostalgia writes that he’s easily … the most-written character by far.[4] According to her, he’s also commonly held to be Trek’s only bisexual character,[4] and he certainly lives up to that reputation in fanfiction. In slash, he’s most frequently paired with Garak; Garak/Bashir is by far the most common slash pairing in the DS9 fandom and is still being written.

There’s also a large following for the buddies coupling of Bashir/O’Brien (aka BOBslash), which also includes threesomes and love triangles featuring Miles’ wife, Keiko and/or Garak. BOBslash generally tends to lie on the vignette end of the spectrum, while G/B inspires anything from drabbles to novels.

Back cover of Salutatorian #1, Julian Bashir & Garak by Janet D'Airo

Back cover of Salutatorian #1, Julian Bashir & Garak by Janet D'Airo

In the fandom’s heyday, there was also an almost equally prominent strand of het which pairs him with Jadzia (usually referred to as Julian/Jadzia to distinguish it from the pairing with Ezri Dax).

Bashir/Ezri did not find favour among fanwriters, and tends to appear only to be repudiated in favour of the author’s favourite brand of slash. Ezri gets to die heroically a fair bit as well.

Example Fanworks

Slash

Garak and Bashir by *jossujb

Garak and Bashir by *jossujb

Fanzines

Bashir-focused anthology zines include:

Garak and Bashir by *jossujb

Garak and Bashir by *jossujb

Nonfiction

Newsletters focusing on Alexander Siddig, the actor who portrayed Bashir:

Archives

Garak and Bashir

Garak and Bashir

Especially the Lies: Garak/Bashir (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)