What is your relationships with your bridge crew like?
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Join Date: Jul 2012
02-09-2013, 10:12 AM
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Did you ever, in your mind, actively purse a friendship or a intimate relationship with any of your bridge crew for your captain character in STO
or are you one of those people who tends to stick with the strict non-fraternization rules for the captain?
The reason why I'm asking this is because for a while I've been kind of writing stories based on my Bridge crew, and also my captain's interactions with them.
I then did Daz Studio renders of some of those scenes, such as the scene where my Captain fell on top of her number one during an accident, and somebody walks in on them like that. and when I showed my friend, he commented it kinda looked like they were in a lesbian relationship.
That got me to thinking... My captain is a female Vulcan, and so is her Number one. I've been playing around with the idea of having them be in a relationship, but I don't know...
The relationship they have is mostly close, having forged it under less than ideal circumstances (the loss of many lives, war, etc). her number one, T'empi, often acts as an advisor to her Captain T'ania most of the time as seeing she is far more older and experienced than her Captain. In many ways, The Number one by all rights should had been the captain instead of T'ania but She got the ship for various reasons, despite the fact that She was but a cadet straight out of Starfleet Academy.
Being Vulcan, T'ania would certainly never admit to feeling insecure in her role as captain, and even feels that T'empi should had the role over her because of it being more logical or something. There's also the fact that She's kind of short for a Vulcan... 5'3.... which makes her seem younger than she really is... which often leads to people not taking her seriously as an Captain.
So T'empi often leads her support, believing in T'ania's abilities as a Captain.
Having them become intimate in that way would certainly be interesting, and add another facet to their relationship.
but I can't help but worry about what regulations would have to say about this, you know? plus, there's also the chance that any interactions I write about them might just end up being straight up Vulcan porn, and I want it to be more than just Vulcan porn.
hmmm... what do you think?
With regards your Vulcan ladies, on the one hand, I would say go for it, but equally, I feel that the dynamics of the relationship could have the impact of clouding emotional judgement for missions... Equally, it would be interesting to see Vulcans undertaking a relationship which would be considered illogical (ie no offspring)
As for my own characters...
Marcus Kane's best friend was his tactical officer, and former Academy roommate, and I always wrote him as treating subordinates as friends rather than 'underlings', but never to the point that it affected his authority. It's quite likely that his executive assistant, Amanda Palmer, had a crush on him, which as a married man, he would never have acted upon, and likely been unaware of, other than denials of his wife's jealousy towards her...
Now-captain Amanda Palmer, has a similarly relaxed style of command as her former mentor, but nothing beyond professional camaraderie with any of the officers under her command. Ops Manager Brandon Mayer is married to another officer, but as he is not another bridge officer, there is not potential for their relationship to interfere in any way with their duties.
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