how did she go back to Vulcan? The planet was destroyed …

Or is J.J. Trek not canon anymore? πŸ€ͺ

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axodys.10centuries.org.

nah, I didn't write that kind of stuff. One of the things that has long bugged me about Star Trek is the remarkable number of coincidences that just happen to come along at the right time to save the day. I wrote a fanfic that took this to another level, where everything was coincidental to the point that it was absurd and, at the end, made the crew of the Enterprise-A look like puppets of the cosmos rather than sovereign individuals with their own volition. It was absurd for the sake of comedy, and people laughed.

Of course, being a Star Trek fanfic in the late 90s, there were plenty of people who wished me dead for mocking one of the tropes of their favourite stories, but it wasn't to deride the show, but to take a common writers tool and run with it to the point of no return.

The Enterprise just happened to be in the area when an event happened. A crew member nobody has heard of β€” Setsuna Shimizu, in this case β€” just happened to have knowledge of a similar event. Another crew member just happened to have a hobby that involves some complicated as hell math that is needed to solve the first part of the puzzle. Yadda-yadda-yadda, some-thousands-of-words-later, Spock raises his eyebrow and Kirk gets the last laugh. The end.

I have read hundreds of Star Trek books and watched every episode of Trek to ever air at least twice. Even the bad ones. The remarkable habit fate has for ensuring coincidences happen at the right time for no bloody reason is such a common event that the show may as well be called Karma Trek.

I still enjoy many of the stories, though …

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variablepulserate.10centuries.org.

I was 29 when I moved to Japan. I would not recommend it for anyone who isn’t single … though I know there are many people who do move for work1 …

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  1. There is a very large Brazilian community in this part of the country. So much so, that signs are written in this order: Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, English 🀐

just wait until Michael experiences Pon Farr for some inexplicable reason … πŸ™„

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streakmachine.10centuries.org.

Back home after a little walk. My cough was gone for half an hour, but came back about ten minutes before getting home πŸ™„

it's hard to argue that Nemesis isn't the worst Star Trek movie, though. I mean, a lot of people poop all over The Search for Spock and The Final Frontier, but Nemesis was just poorly filmed. The only time you could actually see anything on the screen was when Picard & Co. were scooting around the desert in a dune buggy. Every other scene was 50 lumens short of a set lit by a single candle on a cupcake resisting a winter gale …

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streakmachine.10centuries.org.

I've written Trek fanfics in the past. Well … 20+ years ago. People used to laugh and laugh and laugh …

streakmachine.10centuries.org.

Hmm … I seem to have completed all of my work for Monday on Monday. How bizarre …

that is … very true.

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variablepulserate.10centuries.org.

more than Stuart Baird? 🀨

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