Wednesday, 26 September 2012

IDIC Star Trek Shirt Photos

I haven't been blogging a lot - I have been working and pursuing other interests, such as photography. I have also been spending a lot of time on the Vulcan Language tumblr, which I started and now run with T'Puhku. I feel like the Vulcan language and culture are very separate from Star Trek, in a way. Like they are two very distinct obsessions (which they are) and I almost forget at times that the vulcan language ever had anything to do with Star Trek at all.

A couple of months ago I received an IDIC shirt in the mail, and it is definitely one of my favorite articles of clothing. I found it while I was browsing ebay, and immediately went out to buy a prepaid visa, came home, registered my visa, and bought the shirt. Luckily, I had another shirt in my closet which was the same style, and so I got my measurements from that.

I went outside to take some simple photos of myself wearing the shirt, but that somehow turned into a full-blown self photography project (which included using a tutu as a headdress).

The best place for taking photos happened to be in front of my apartment building, right beside the main street and a sidewalk. I had people watching me from their cars, and a couple of people asked if they could take my picture. One person (an amazingly nice woman) even directed me, asking me to look through the lens of my camera like I was taking a photo. We spoke for a while, sitting on the grass - and I taught her how to say "dif-tor heh smusma".

Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations - a philosophy that I think more people should adopt. If you would like one of these lovely IDIC shirts for your own, you can get it here (women's) or here (men's).


  1. That is definitely a shirt I have to get. I'm actually going to get a tattoo of the IDIC on my left hand between my thumb and my index finger...if that makes sense.
    I will probably get it done next week.

    I think I'll have to get myself a tumblr just to follow that one. Is there any online sources you could recommend for learning vulcan?
    I am currently using as my primary source but I'm also interested in the actual grammar of the language and not only separate words which is the only thing that site provides. Any books about vulcan? And how about pronunciation, any online info about that?

    Any help much appreciated! And also, feel free to correct any mistakes on my use of vulcan on my blog. Not much vulcan on there yet, but once feel a bit comfortable with the language I might start to write in vulcan.

    Dif-tor heh smusma.

  2. I just saw on the tumblr that there were lots of links which answered my questions. But if you have any suggestions on books, I'd still like to hear them.

  3. These are great pictures! And thank you for showing us the shirt! I need to get one too! Sadly I live in Germany, so the shipping costs are relatively high and I'll have to wait at least until october. But patience is important I think.

    Dif-tor heh smusma,

  4. Great shirts. You're Vulcan language blog is cool.