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  1. Logic will take you from A to B.
    Imagination will take you everywhere.
    ~ Albert Einstein

  2. Welcome to the group, Derek! Love that UFOP values have a place in the world and especially, that you have the time again to write. I'm (relatively) new myself but I'm totally enjoying the chance to explore one character in such detail. And, this is a great group - entirely supportive.
  3. Welcome, Gary! For me, my favorites were TNG and Voyager. Great shows both and probably shouldn't mention it here, but I'm also a big fan of the 2004 version of Battlestar Galactica. Glad to see that I wasn't the only one that didn't enjoy Enterprise. It was alright it was just lacking something. Good that you made your way back to Email RPG. I'm new at it myself but am enjoying the experience immensely. I really like digging into a character that is so different than myself, doing the research, and making it work. And ... this is an awesomely supportive community. Sochya eh dif, Remy
  4. Welcome! This is a great group and I hope you enjoy training. Had to look up Magna Roman (thank you Memory Alpha/Beta) but it sounds like an interesting idea. I've read some about ancient Roman culture and I'm curious about how you relate that to present day. Again, welcome. ~ Remy
  5. "Captain James T. Kirk: [broadcasting on intership communications] This is the Captain speaking. In approximately one minute, we'll be attacked by Federation starships. The M-5 no longer controls the ship, but then neither we control it. The M-5 has left itself, and us, open for destruction. For whatever satisfaction we may get from the knowledge, our nineteen lives will buy the survival of over one thousand of our fellow starship crewmen." Awesome. ~Remy
  6. I love the idea of a lone ship (such as Voyager) fighting against superior force but I'd rather it be something not quite as overwhelming as the Borg. Remy
  7. Up to that last line, I was in total agreement ... (laughs) But you do have a point. From a story viewpoint, Section 31 was immensely irritating -- the whole idea of a shadow organization that sees all/knows all is unrealistic and their methods were way over the top. You know, there are a whole lot of armchair quarterbacks in the actual world that think they could run the country better than those in charge so its also reasonable to assume that such types exist in the Star Trek universe. However, and its not a small however, they shouldn't be the ones in charge. I agree with you -the Federation is supposed to be enlightened government and yes indeed, Gene Roddenberry had some ... odd ... ideas.
  8. Is that what we have become? A 24th century Rome driven by nothing other than the certainty that Caesar can do no wrong? ~ Julian Bashin to Admiral William Ross, 2375 I'm not a fan of 'ends justifies the means' - that morally wrong actions can lead to a morally right outcome - and I wholeheartedly believe in accountability. So, I'm against Section 31. The fact that they are autonomous and accountable to no one is horrifying to me as are some of the actions they have taken in support of their goal. The United Federation of Planets was founded on some fairly lofty principles. Starfleet operates under the prime directive. I respect that. Anyways, that's my two cents. Interesting poll ... keep 'em coming.
  9. "Tatash offered a sincere smile to Wesen, although it translated to a hellscape of pointed teeth in his scarred snout." Loved this bit of description. (Wesen is a holodeck creation who is trying to bargain his way to freedom through the use of a riddle)
  10. Welcome, Rand. I'm (relatively) new myself and I have to say, this is a great group. And speaking in character -- Live long and prosper!
  11. I'm Remy and I live in the Eastern US where we are having a brief respite from single digit temperatures. My brother is a huge Star Trek fan. We tried playing the Star Trek version of trivial pursuit with him because some one bought it for him as a joke. He ran the table. Literally. So far, I've watched the original series, The Next Generation and Voyager. Tried to watch Enterprise but stalled about halfway through. And just started working on DS9. I found this place through a Google search when someone mentioned the idea of roleplay by email. Course, he does it in a forum and its based on My Little Pony of all things (I was shocked, shocked I tell you - but apparently, in his world, pony hooves can do everything hands can do.) While that didn't interest me, Star Trek did. And so, here I am.
  12. This is old I know but I just saw an article about bubble and squeak. The writer, who says its used in the royal nursery, says that they put things like broccoli into the mashed potatoes as a way to introduce new vegetables. Sounded good ... though I'd use fresh, not old.
  13. Same with me as it seems to be a trend and I refuse to pay for a service so that I have access to one show that I'm interested in. So haven't seen it yet -- though I want to of course.
  14. (OOCly speaking) Merry Christmas to all!

  15. Welcome! I'm new here myself. You know, I was nervous going into the Academy and nervous when I was assigned to a ship ... but there really wasn't any need. Everyone I've met has been very welcoming and easy to talk to ... so, relax and have some fun. Its a great group. Seriously.
  16. Okay ... I love this. And I think it would be great fun to write those sorts of interactions between two Vulcans.
  17. I was reading a book about the nuances of Japanese culture back when Samurai strode the land. I was wondering if the subtleties of a culture where everyone works hard to be polite would apply to Vulcan culture? Two people can think about something logically and come to different conclusions based on their own set of experiences and knowledge. Suppose that happened? how would that be expressed in roleplay? I was thinking there could be those same sorts of subtleties (maybe microexpressions?). Is that possible?
  18. Ron Moore, the man who was a longstanding Star Trek writer before he rebooted Battlestar Galactica, once explained the frustration of creating stories in the Star Trek universe: I have read more than once about how a writer will ignore canon in favor of a good story and I can understand the frustration. On the other hand, I can also appreciate how canon describes the world in which we choose to write. We want that world to make sense, for the parts to work together, and when it doesn't, it can be very frustrating. For me I think I come down in the middle. I want to learn, to observe canon, but at the same time, I don't want canon to be the most important thing. Creativity has its place too and as catscatscats said, the spirit of collaboration is sometimes more important than getting every detail right.
  19. *Waves hello* Congratulations Gogi!
  20. Just finished training and waiting for an assignment.
    Still trying to figure things out ... saw a great quote though:
    What we do in life echoes in eternity.

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