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Literary Challenge #52 : Hello, again, Q
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# 2
10-15-2013, 04:18 PM
Wow, and that's another LC that I missed. I'm really lagging behind here.

I'll see if I can post for this one...I'd rather not miss an opportunity to write a scene with Q.
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# 3
10-15-2013, 04:21 PM
Another interesting LC.

Not sure if I can come up with something, but I'll definitely read everyone else's entries.
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# 4
10-15-2013, 05:01 PM
Q? Skip.

Oh, least I get time to work on my Devidian species profile.

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# 5
10-15-2013, 08:08 PM

Technically, I am on a LoA/hiatus, but when I saw the post on my facebook feed I couldn't resist typing something up, I hope you guys enjoy it.

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# 6
10-15-2013, 11:06 PM
@masopw - the pun at the end was cute enough, but the feathers really did me in.
"Science teaches us to expect -- demand -- more than just eerie mysteries. What use is a puzzle that can't be solved? Patience is fine, but I'm not going to stop asking the universe to make sense!" - David Brin, "Those Eyes"
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# 7
10-16-2013, 12:11 AM
Mine's up. Feedback is most appreciated!

Also, question for you...I was going to start doing it with this one, but decided to ask permission first. In future LC's would you mind if your ship, Captain, or crew gets a name check in one of my tales? Something along the likes of, "we just met up with the (your ship's name) and picked up some whatever", or, "I'd have to make contact with (your captain/crew member since they're the expert in the quadrant.". Wouldn't be a speaking role...just a name check to interlink this expanded universe a bit more.

If you're against it, drop me a line and say, "Keep your nut cases and crooks away from my angels!"

If you want to do the same, here's a quick list:
--Bonaventure, a Sci-Oddy, and her Aquarius, the Rouge Valley (NCC-900288 and NCC-999503-B respectively)
--Nico Garret, CO of Bonaventure, rank of Captain. Liberated Borg male human. Suffers from PTSD from many, many vile events. Finally realizing it is ok to ramp up the relationship he has with L'naa after both have more time to heal.(would be acted by a Dean Norris/Michael Chiklis type big,bald white guy.)
--L'naa, female Vulcan XO of the Bonaventure, rare strong empath & telepath, rank of Commander (would be portrayed by Catherine Bell type, mid series JAG)
--Doc Irve,human male CMO of the Bonaventure...the schemer and scammer. Can get *anything* by hook or by crook. Does thing the old fashioned way. Commander in Starfleet Reserve, blackmailed in a way to return to active duty, but staying on Reserve status because as a contractor-type he gets paid more, and doesnt have to deal with "Captain bureaucratic bs". Breaks rules, if caught, rewrites the rules to justify his actions, then bends *those* rules to breaking point. Hates Andorians. (would be played by a Henry Morgan type circa MASH)
--Vic Chang, chief engineer on Bonaventure, human male, rank of Lt.Cdr. Starfleet brat who has been everywhere there was a UFP presence. (would be played by Daniel Dae Kim circa 'Crusade')
--Arky and Sara live in Yellowknife in the summer and Las Vegas in the winter. As an Andorian, he hates the heat, but human Sarah hates the cold. This compromise means they one neither is hyper or hypo-thermic all the time. Arky is the engineer who can fix a warp engine with duct tape and a hammer, and Sara is the biologist/botanist/genius who tells experts in their field why they're wrong. They dont take 'no' for an answer...ever. They both left Starfleet and make loads of cash by him fixing the unfixable, and her inventing new medications. (he would be played by Jeffrey Combs, she by Jewell Staite type.)
--Captain Sotek, CO of the USS Honolulu, NCC-2144-C, Vesta class. Most atypical Vulcan male you'll meet. Loves to surf, just not very good at it. (played by a Zachary Qinto/Jim Parsons type.)
--Captain A. Jax, CO of the USS Ajax, NCC-950614, Akira class. Male Trill, hates that so many jokes are leveled towards him because of his ship's name. Contemporary of Nico and Sotek, but his symbiont is 'sitting this life out' because of something Jax did, and refuses to share his memories. (would be played by a Don Cheadle type).
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# 8
10-16-2013, 06:28 AM

Crap ... hmm.

@masopw - I don't mind getting name-checked.
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# 9
10-16-2013, 08:54 AM
Well, for name-checking purposes, my roster includes --

Vice Admiral Jonathan Sills, Human, Nebula-class USS Messier
Vice Admiral Sajak, Vulcan, Risan Corvette Harlan Ellison (and sometimes advanced escort USS Pournelle)
Vice Admiral Nniol tr'Keiniadh, Romulan, Ha'feh-class assault warbird RRW Emerald Soul
Capt. Grunt, Ferengi, Celestial-class exploration cruiser USS Bedford
LCDR Iain Burwell, Human, Rhode Island-class USS Vasco da Gama
Brigadier General Malthit, Orion, Qin-class heavy raptor IKS Ch'Bug

(For minor personality notes, Sills is my in-game avatar, Nniol is against Unification but not violently so, Burwell's a little time-lost, Malthit has rejected his Orion heritage and almost fetishizes Klingon honor, and, well, I think we all know Grunt by now, don't we?: )

On the other tentacle, like gulberat, I'd prefer that you not include them as actual characters without contacting me first. Name-checks are fine, as none of mine are involved in any of the ongoing stories (yet, to the best of my knowledge... ).
"Science teaches us to expect -- demand -- more than just eerie mysteries. What use is a puzzle that can't be solved? Patience is fine, but I'm not going to stop asking the universe to make sense!" - David Brin, "Those Eyes"

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# 10
10-16-2013, 12:21 PM
Just a little something for this challenge...

As with my above co-writers, I'm happy for my characters and ship's to be name-dropped or referenced, but no direct interaction without a PM

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

Benn ch'Rmann - Jonathan Jackson
Daniella Vorkuta - Christina Moore
I'K'rR'h c'r'nai - Miley Cyrus
Simon Van Doren - Eric Close
Amanda Palmer - Courteney Cox
Brandon Mayer - Jason Lewis
Q - Suzie Plakson
Adam Cornish - Johnny Galecki

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