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Blake

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  1. I know it's been a while since it was simmed, but we still need to talk about this genius scene:

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    Teller:  This isn't official business by any means, but I noticed you were a coffee drinker.  I can't imagine you're all that happy with what the replicators can spit out?
     
    ::She was about to take a sip when his comment made her look down at her cup. Suddenly, the brown concoction seemed a lot less magical.::
     
    Rahman: ::as she looks at her coffee:: :(
     
    ::Evidently, her look said it all.::
     
    Teller:  Yep, burnt water.  I don't know how they program it in there.  What I'm talking about is an actual cup of coffee, Skipper.  Real mana from heaven.  
     
    ::She looked back up, wondering if he’d just come to ruin her day.::
     
    Rahman:  Did you want to tell me something, Ensign?
     
    Teller:  Sorry, I'll get to the point.  I was wondering if there's a conference room or a chunk of cargo bay I could have for a little...project, for the crew.  I'd only work on it in my off hours, I'll get approvals for any resources or equipment from the Chief.  If you approve, in a few weeks you'll be able to wake up to a locally brewed freshly ground dark roast, brought to you by a few hydroponic beds and a converted atmospheric processor.  
     
    Rahman:  oO :D Oo 

     

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  2. One of the biggest "complaints" from anti-Discovery viewers was always to do with "they have holographic technology before it existed!" - to which I always link to this Telstra ad:

    Fact is, "back in the day" of classic Trek, stuff like holographic technology was a blip on the radar - practically nonexistant. A twinkle in inventor eyes. Today, however, we've not only established VR (which, honestly could be considered early versions of a holodeck) but also have a very, very rudimentary version of 'holographic' capabilities as Discovery has established.

    If Calypso established anything, it was that Discovery ends up without a crew, lost in space for years. Part of me wants to believe that this is because of a huge disaster with the spore drive - a jump gone wrong, if you will, which would explain why the crew had to abandon ship and Discovery ended up alone for hundreds of years. Not implementing the spore drive in any other Starfleet vessel following this incident seems like the most logical conclusion.

    The technology is not wrong. It is more in line with how we consider the future.

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  3. Considered a 'long time simmer' nowadays, I honestly wasn't aware there was a difference between "Tag" and "Tbc . . . " (the latter of which I always use to sign off my sims). Only in rare occasions have I employed "End" - and even then, it's usually mission related. 🤷‍♀️

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    Swenhart: ::catches her breath:: Either they’re in the infrastructure that’s underneath the mines, sir. Or wherever the anomaly leads to. It’s a subspace infestation! ::finally looks around the room:: What or who do you think could possibly be down there?

    Core: Nothing good.

    Delano: Hey, there’s a first time for everything. I mean, why does it always have to be bad. I figure we’re about due for a subspace puppy infestation?

    Given out track record with plants . . .

     

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    Delano: I was security chief of the Garuda for about three weeks before it was taken over by a hoard of sentient house plants.

    Blake: Sentient . . . house plants?

    :: Evan laughed darkly at her reaction. He recalled having a very similar reaction to the absurdity of the situation right up to the point where the vines of one of those plants snagged him from behind and yanked him down a turboshaft. He’d dislocated his shoulder trying to fight the damn thing off. ::

    Delano: Yeah. That was a fun report to send back to Command.  

     

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    Galven: So, would you like to do the honors? It was from a mission you were on after all.
     
    Alentonis: Gladly.
     
    Galven: Wait! ::pushed a couple of demands and the glass cover sealed shut:: There! Ha. Now, go on. 
     
    Lovar: Good catch. If that radiation got out and my plants and us died, I'd kill you.

    Not sure which is scarier; sentient house plants trying to kill me, or Lorian Lovar.

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    Blake: Writing up a report for Lieutenant Vistain?

    ::The officer turned with some measured speed, apparently startled by Blake's appearance (in the brand new, double-breasted mustard yellow uniform with her pips on the right hand side of her chest rather than her collar - Starfleet were apparently in the slow process of ditching the all-greys and blacks in favour for some more colour).

    Meanwhile, Rich is all :w00t::w00t::w00t: and

     

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  7. Tristam in "Captain on the Bridge"

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    Core: Aha . . . yeah, I can’t leave my project. My many apologies, but given there’s only two officers now attached to Loa, I’m afraid I’ll have to remain here.

    Five minutes later, Roshanara after sending Tristam to her quarters in "Captain on the Bridge"

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    Rahman: Thanks for keeping the seat warm, Commander.

    :: She beckoned towards the stars that lay ahead on the viewscreen. ::

    Rahman: Now take us home.

    And then there's me after those lines:

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    WHOA WAIT

    TRISTAM’S STILL ONBOARD XDXDXDXDXDXD

    For the record, Tristam remains onboard.

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  8. Uhhhh . . . nay. Discovery rides the line along "oh that's a cool addition thanks to MA rating" and "we really did not need to see that" - and Tarantino has a habit of . . . breaking that line all together. I don't need a hard R Star Trek. I don't even need an MA Star Trek Discovery.

    If he wants to do a Star Trek film ala First Contact, then sure. Otherwise . . . yeah, no.

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  9. You know, at first I thought "She's a Sassy One, Isn't She?" was referring to this particular moment by Rahman;

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    Roqeth: How dare you impede my-
     
    ::Roshanara put her hand up to stop the man from talking.::
     
    Rahman: We're really not going to go through all this again, are we?

    But then I kept reading and found this gem;

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    Slater: That tells us very little about who is behind this. ::She paused.:: We have a location, and nothing else. We don’t know if the Outpost is the destination of the felicium, a distribution hub or even just a stop. ::She turned to the Klingons.:: I hate to break it to you but *this* is square one.

    Roqeth: Square one? ::He turned to Slater.:: I’ve been investigating this since before you graduated, Ensign.

    Slater: And yet, you are no closer than me to having any actual hard evidence as to who’s moving that felicium, sir. ::She fired back, making sure that the last word sounded just as insulting as his.::

     

     

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    Delano: Fortunately, our proximity to Outpost 3 means we might be able to get access to some of the replicator materials they’d intended to use in the repair project. That could make things easier, but we can’t count on that just yet.

    Meanwhile on Outpost 3...

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    Rahman: Tristam, there is *literally* a toilet seat welded onto that bulkhead to seal an atmospheric containment breach.

    Core: We ran out of sealant- no, wait, that’s not the point!

     

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  11. My engineering character Tristam (whom I've taken to calling the "anti-propulsionist") is very much pro-transporter in the face of slipstream drive and warp factors - I've begun toying with a transporter concept, not necessarily transwarp beaming as of yet, that he's been working on in his spare time in-sim. To simply get from point A to point B with next to no hassles, I see this is the way to go.

    That said, exploration should still be important, and completed with starships. The transporter shouldn't be the main transportation in areas that haven't been fully charted/colonized by the faction that's employing it (in this case, the Federation).

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  12. I'm not a fan of 'death scenes' - I find that a lot of the time, they're drawn out or in some ways too complicated and I've never found them overall satisfying. But I like the emotional reaction to that kind of loss from others. I think all of the characters I've killed (and one I brought back to life (haha)) have been killed off-screen, with the reactions to that simmed, because that kind of reaction lasts not just for one scene - it can affect one for years to come if necessary and could easily change your character, which is what I've specifically done with Blake, in that she lost her husband (off-screen) and is still affected by that two years on.

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  13. If somebody came out with a Bioware-esq choice-system game for Star Trek, I would be eternally grateful.

    Instead I have to settle on the Abrams Trek game that's a 3rd person shooter that you had to play with in coop because yay for glitchy AIs.

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  14. On 05/31/2017 at 11:21 PM, Trellis Vondaryan said:

    could easily have been another Fast and Furious film so far as I'm concerned.

    The visual style didn't appeal to me, I thought the story was rather bland and didn't have a whole lot of emotional investment.

    Were we watching the same film? Like, are you sure you went to go see Beyond?

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  15. We've got more cast to have joined. However, my personal favorite part of the announcement:

    Rehka Sharma as security officer.

    I've kept going on about how my main wish for this series was a female security officer and now I got one. Now me as a happy camper will wait patiently for the show jigglinG ON MY CHAIR BECAUSE FEMALE SECURITY OFFICER GUYS FINALLY!

    ::cough:: Excuse my excitement.

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