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pwebranflakes 12-27-2012 12:30 PM

Literary Challenge #35 Discussion Thread
 
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Literary Challenge #35 : New Year's Resolutions

This is the comments thread for Literary Challenge #35 : New Year's Resolutions.
We also have an Index of previous challenges HERE.

Feel free to link directly to the entry you are commenting on. And please remember: we're not here to tear each other up. Do not troll your fellow Captains, give feedback! Let the others know what you liked and disliked. Maybe they can even go back then and tweak their entries!

Let's get those creative juices flowing! :cool:

marcusdkane 12-28-2012 11:27 AM

Done. For ease of reference/visualization, here're the actors I would cast if I was filming this tomorrow...

Meliden Bowen - Eve Myles
S'rR's Kane - Amy Smart
Caral Bowen - Alison Steadman

marcusdkane 12-28-2012 03:03 PM

@ ironphoenix113: Short and sweet, a really nice entry :)

theroyalfamily 12-28-2012 04:53 PM

Made my very first entry.

Some background: It's the Terran Empire, in a MU. A different one than depicted in Enterprise or DS9, as the Terrans weren't Evil Stupid, and so Spock's reforms - the main one being the ending of promotion-by-backstabbery - didn't cause the Emprie's complete decline and enslavement. There's more to it, but that will be enough to understand this story.

marcusdkane 12-28-2012 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by theroyalfamily (Post 7271521)
Made my very first entry.

Some background: It's the Terran Empire, in a MU. A different one than depicted in Enterprise or DS9, as the Terrans weren't Evil Stupid, and so Spock's reforms - the main one being the ending of promotion-by-backstabbery - didn't cause the Emprie's complete decline and enslavement. There's more to it, but that will be enough to understand this story.

I got MU from the use of Terra, but it wasn't overdone at all, nice and subtle :) And I could definitely picture the scene and the Ferengi trying to keep things under control, an awesome entry :)

ironphoenix113 12-28-2012 08:46 PM

@marcus

Thanks for the compliment! :) I read yours too, and I've got to say, you've got a real talent yourself.

@theroyalfamily

Really clever! I was rather confused by your story until I read your explanation. I can't wait to read more!

A couple things I feel I should explain about mine:
First, yes Bryan is actually the XO (well, one of two XOs actually) in the fleet that I'm in.
Second, the AI (Athena, which shares the name of the ship) is actually a full AI, completely self-aware and capable of independent thought and emotion. She controls the ships point defense turrets, makes adjustments to the ship's power systems as needed among other things that no crewman could handle quickly enough.
Th rest of the story should be fairly self-explanatory (especially the part at the end with the ring ;))

marcusdkane 12-29-2012 05:58 AM

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Originally Posted by ironphoenix113 (Post 7273251)
@marcus

Thanks for the compliment! :) I read yours too, and I've got to say, you've got a real talent yourself.

You're very welcome, and likewise, thankyou, it was fun to write, any particular favorite parts?

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Originally Posted by ironphoenix113 (Post 7273251)

A couple things I feel I should explain about mine:
First, yes Bryan is actually the XO (well, one of two XOs actually) in the fleet that I'm in.
Second, the AI (Athena, which shares the name of the ship) is actually a full AI, completely self-aware and capable of independent thought and emotion. She controls the ships point defense turrets, makes adjustments to the ship's power systems as needed among other things that no crewman could handle quickly enough.
Th rest of the story should be fairly self-explanatory (especially the part at the end with the ring ;))

Like the AI of Highguard ships, like Andromeda? I really like the idea :) Indeed, it got the message across nicely, and was just the right length to have the right impact :)

ironphoenix113 12-29-2012 06:13 AM

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Originally Posted by marcusdkane (Post 7275891)
You're very welcome, and likewise, thankyou, it was fun to write, any particular favorite parts?

It's kind of hard to pick just one or two moments, but I must say, the beginning of Meliden's conversation with her mother was hilarious:D.

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Originally Posted by marcusdkane (Post 7275891)
Like the AI of Highguard ships, like Andromeda? I really like the idea :) Indeed, it got the message across nicely, and was just the right length to have the right impact :)

That's actually exactly where I got the idea from. Gives me a reason to use an "NX" designation for the Athena.

EDIT: Oh, and I think Eve Myles would be perfect to portray her :D

marcusdkane 12-29-2012 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by ironphoenix113 (Post 7276021)
It's kind of hard to pick just one or two moments, but I must say, the beginning of Meliden's conversation with her mother was hilarious:D.

Thanks, I wanted to put her across as really Old School, yet out of touch enough to just 'not get' that Meliden actually has a life beyond a Welsh village :)

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Originally Posted by ironphoenix113 (Post 7276021)
That's actually exactly where I got the idea from. Gives me a reason to use an "NX" designation for the Athena.

Ahh, it works well, I like to think that the events of Andromeda, are simply the distant future of the Trekverse...

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Originally Posted by ironphoenix113 (Post 7276021)
EDIT: Oh, and I think Eve Myles would be perfect to portray her :D

I couldn't think of a 'more Welsh' actress, so she struck me as ideal, as although everyone sees Meliden as a Cardassian, she just thinks of herself as a Welsh girl :)

marcusdkane 12-29-2012 10:51 AM

@ cmdrscarlet;
This is not fair! This is clearly a mission where people're going to get their asses kicked... We need MORE :D


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