Fanfiction Fridays: Guidance by Alara J Rogers

Trigger warning for depression, mental illness, and suicidal ideation up ahead.

Lately I’ve been watching Star Trek, which I feel I should have gotten into years ago, but for whatever reason did not. On top of that, I finally started medication for my depression, but as I’m still on the long road to recovery, I’ve been reading a lot of fics about characters struggling with problems similar to my own. A lot of those fics can be upsetting—they feature panic attacks and suicide attempts—and while they do show the recovery process, I wanted to find a fic that was nowhere near as triggering. Enter Guidance by Alara J Rogers, a Star Trek: The Next Generation fic about Q and Picard.

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In Brightest Day: Wesley Crusher

I always find it hilarious how much Wesley Crusher is a divider among Trekkies. To some, Wesley’s an annoying kid who constantly screws things up, only to give a smile, sigh, and cue that 80s “Wah-Wah-WAHHHHH” trombone in the background.

To others, Wesley is a misunderstood character, driven hard by the expectations of his dead father and his Captain-turned-father-figure in Picard.

NO, PICARD IS NOT WESLEY’S ILLEGITIMATE FATHER. STOP IT.

STOP IT.

STAHP.

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