Alien Identification Contest Announced!
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Join Date: Dec 2007
A Brief Purge, If I May
03-25-2009, 03:31 AM
I approached the contest from the point of view of perhaps being able to jump-start
an entirely new species in the Star Trek universe
, which is kind of a big deal. I didn't see it as about getting into beta (but cool) or fundamentally about being entertaining (though one would try). What was important was the concept, the creation of something new -- something Star Trek.
There are precious few opportunities for outsiders, especially at this early stage, to inform the new (and old) universe that is being created. I would only ask that the people at STO treat, if not our babies with respect, at least the cribs that they are directed to lie down in.
Am I now being petty? It's an odd charge, if made, as I never approached the contest as something petty to begin with (
Star Trek! A new species!
), but which, apparently, we are being invited to see it as. The end-result is to feel like a fool, or worse, a fan.
UPDATE: Well, as I was about to post this, I see that a new post has made to suggest that the original entry was perhaps 300 words or less and possibly quite hard to understand. This deserves a NO COMMENT, but I'll make one anyway:
Beauty contests are not judged based on the potential for plastic surgery.
And, yes, the winner should stay the winner, the rules should be clarified or minted in
, and... and... I do feel better now, actually.