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ethan last won the day on June 3 2012

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  • Birthday 08/18/1984

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    I'm a hive of everything and nothing! I exist in the space between spaces!

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  1. ethan

    No worries :) Jack says hi and he was thinking about making a return this year.

  2. ethan

    Not too bad, mi love :) Sorry I didn't reply sooner, it didn't flag up for some reason... Need any help in the Training groups?

  3. Aww I missed your birthday... Happy Birthday for then aaaand Happy Saturday for now!

  4. My nose won't stop being itchy!

  5. ethan

    ::jump hugs::

  6. Trying to work the forums on his new phone and realises he isn't cut out for technology

  7. (( Tower of Commerce, Ferenginar )) :: Sat alone in one of the high tower’s cold rooms, Grimp pulled the blanket tighter around his frail form and pressed the button for the next page on the padd. The Rules of Acquisition lay on another padd down by the side of his small stool; lost and forgotten about as he perused through the romance novel, marveling at the imagery. From the first chapter, he was hooked. He loved it. Every twist, every turn, every “curve of the female Vulcan, who walked purposefully up to the door, her heaving buss…”:: :: A short, sharp knock stirred the young one from his book and he threw off the blanket, covering the padd with haste as the door opened, creaking as it did so. The sound of the torrential downpour outside the thick windows only added to the tension in the room as the floorboards groaned underneath the weight of the feet walking across them.:: :: The snarling features of the elder, clad in the ceremonial robes and grinning despite the anxiety the young one held out another set of robes, his head bowed quite deeply. Grimp shook his own head and stood up, making sure the novel was buried underneath the brown blanket.:: Morta: Master… Grimp: ...Grimp. :: Revising himself, he replied.:: Morta: Master Grimp… Have you decided on a course of action for the grand nation of Ferenginar? Your father would be very disappointed… eh… if you have neglected your duties. :: Grimp’s eyes shot down to the novel and back to the Rules of Acquisition. He stooped quickly to pick up the padd and held it out to the groveling Ferengi.:: Grimp: Here. :: The elder dropped the robes and clamored for the padd, immediately going for the information on it. He looked at Grimp blankly as he thoroughly read the information, coming to a rather dull conclusion.:: Morta: But… But this is blank, Master… Grimp: …Grimp. Morta: Master Grimp. ::he sighed:: You have not worked on the revisions we have spoken about. :: The young man made a face and huffed, sitting back down on the small stool. The rain beat against the glass window pane and the young man grimaced at the cold wind that blew like a howling beast into the small room. He wanted to find out whether the kindly Vulcan teacher had taken the student from…:: Morta: Master… Grimp: …Grimp. Morta: Master Grimp; we must present this to the Board of Liquidators who will decide on your appointment as the Grand Naaaaagus. :: The last part was more of a whine, the kind that small children have when they’re denied ice-cream before bed. Grimp crossed his arms over his chest and took the padd back. He made slight revisions to the already misunderstood rules and handed it back.:: Grimp: It’s simple. You’ll figure it out. :: With that, he bent down and picked up the blanket from the floor along with his other padd.:: Grimp: I’ve had enough. I’m moving. :: Morta’s face dropped and he moved to cover the doorway, stopping Grimp from walking out. His twisted grin twisted even further, his head became more sideways and his look more confused then it’d been before. Grimp rolled his eyes upwards and strong armed the elder Ferengi out of the way.:: Morta: But… But… Master! Grimp: …Grimp. Morta: Master Grimp! :: He followed the young Ferengi out of the door and down the corridor, bawling for his attention.:: Morta: Where will you go? What will you do? You cannot survive in the galaxy without your protectors! Who will be Grand Naagus? It is your inheritance! :: Grimp shrugged his shoulders as he opened the heavy wooden door.:: Grimp: You do it; you’ve got my notes. Morta: ::screeching:: But Master! Grimp: … Grimp. Morta: But Master Grimp! What will you do?! :: He shrugged again.:: Grimp: Become a Vulcan Romance writer, I suppose. If that fails, I’ll just do fan fiction. Lt.Cmdr Ethan Brice Chief of Engineering USS Independence-A
  8. Because they're Classics! I know they were writers, but it doesn't make them any less great where would we be without a bit of randomness? And on the writing challenge board, isn't it inspirational writers we should look to?
  9. It's Plutarch, Herodotus, Homer and Thucydides that are the greats.
  10. Then I apologise if it cause offense; it wasn't intended to, however it's my general feelings on the matter. As with the Featured Articles, there has to be a nominator and a supporter. Coinciding with this matter, I do feel that the position you are taking is directed at selected individuals and the fact that this has only come to light now in round 8 would be frustrating to any author that has submitted their own work in prior rounds. In my opinion, that would be highly insulting to know that my own work had been skimmed over, considering that it states in the rules that a person can submit their own work. All in all, I am sorry Salak if this has caused you to be insulted, again it wasn't meant to and we've had serious debates in the past that have come out all rosy and stuff. We're all torn over it so I'm calling it quits from my end and extending the hand of gentlemanly friendship once more. No hard feelings.
  11. My main concern in this contest was (and I'll say it again) the fair representation of every ship. The vast majority of submissions have been from the USS Ronin and other ships in the minority. Not every ship has had a fair bout through each of the rounds and I feel that it is exceedingly unfair to 'skip' a SIM because of who it is submitted by. If the author submits their own work then good for them! I'm never happy with my own work and so would be too much of a chicken to submit mine for fear of backlash. However, not naming anyone in particular, there has been one steady person submitting sims for their group and them alone! How can that be fair? One SIM in the whole round from one ship, another singular SIM from another ship and the rest swamped by an enthusiastic majority. Since this is the case, I think it is unfair for voters to cast their stones onto another SIM simply because the author submitted their own work. It's ludricrous and quite frankly childish. As Wolf says, we nominate ourselves for things in everyday life from which ship we post on to which job we have to keep our addiction to the UFoP fueled. Why should this be any different? If I see a SIM in my group worth submitting then I will. Personally, I am on one of the best ships for great writers in this fleet and so have a lot of entries into the competition. We take pride in each other's work and I only hope that, without the need for a boycott, others take up the challenge and submit their collegues work for voting, therefore making this competition as fair as it should be. Edit: Coincidentally, I would wonder if this attitude of "don't submit your own" applies to the Featured Articles on the Wiki.
  12. I'd rather vote for a sim on it's merit, despite who entered it in, as long as every ship has fair representation. It isn't fair, in my opinion, to not vote for a sim because the person who wrote it nominated it. If you're proud of your work and you feel it's a fair entry then post it up! Fair representation of a vessel is what we're after here, not dictated voting.
  13. Business is a state of mind. So is Kansas.
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