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Come celebrate on tumblr with me!  Or just enjoy this lovely image of the man of the hour!



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So I butted in on a tumblr conversation based on a gif set by FuckyeahTNG, capping the meeting between Data and Julian Bashir in TNG's "Birthright," and before you know it, it turned into a story idea that airandangels is filling!

It's a Starfleet Academy AU, in which Julian and Data meet there instead of on the Enterprise, and they explore science and each other in the most delightful way!  Here's the first chapter, come squee with me!
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Just another example of one of my favorite film & TV tropes: Smokers are evil.

In Downton Abbey, a British soap opera set during WWI, disgruntled footman Thomas and scheming ladies' maid O'Brien plot to take down their perceived enemies during that time so sacred to TV villians everywhere: the smoking break. While they puff, they vent their vitriol and conspire to manipulate those who would oppose them!

But the end of Season One brings O'Brien's comeuppance: she makes a mistake that moves her stony heart to regret and even sympathy for someone she's wronged. When we revisit her plotting with Thomas in Season Two, it's not enough to show us through dialogue and action that she's had this change of heart. No, there is only one thing that will convey to the audience the depth of her character's development. When she stands in the courtyard to plot her next move with Thomas, he is smoking, and she is not. Yes, gentle viewers, regret has cured her addiction to tobacco!

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What a great show. Sure I have some quibbles with the final season (Dukat possessed by a Pah Wraith was definitely a jump-the-shark moment) but overall I was left with a great feeling of satisfaction. Nice tie-ups for all the characters.

A few thoughts, not deep thoughts so don't get your hopes up... )


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How cute are these intros? They were created for the DS9 Season 4 DVD release. It makes me smile to see everyone out of makeup - and to hear the proper pronunciation of "Auberjonois."


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And I really hate Ezri. I don't want to, but her character is so annoying.

I want to like her so much more than I do. )
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While trolling through the AO3 archive, I came across this:

Something special this way comes... )
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You were a really fun comm. Sorry the tough times got ya down.

Come back soon? Please?
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Just keeping tabs on the great stories I've read in 2011. Various fandoms & pairings, slash and het, whatever takes my fancy.

Mostly DS9 with a couple Sherlock... )
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Batten down the hatches, here's the new Book List for 2011! Everything I've read in the year (that isn't fanfiction) will be recorded here for the ages.

Read more...and more and more... )
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It was a great year for fanfiction, particularly for the Star Trek fandom. Authors really started to stretch their wings and branch out into strange new AUs and seek out new angles on the old characters. Here are a few of my favorite stories from 2010. Thank you to all the authors who have given me so much pleasure!
My recs for 2010 )
 
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I will never forget the brilliance of your "King Kong." No seriously, anyone who can 'ship a giant ape with a beautiful blonde has got a wonderful imagination.

Less artfully implanted media... )
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] thelake at Purple Wednesday
IT GETS BETTER


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

- original post by [livejournal.com profile] neo_prodigy


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 Saturday night I went to a swanky Hollywood party.  A big one. The kind where you have to check in at one location, get a wristband, hop a shuttle, and get to a second location via shuttle.  As I stepped up to the check-in desk to get my wristband, whose deep voice stated his name right behind me?

No pictures, sorry to disappoint... )

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Your results:
You are Data
Data
74%
Jean-Luc Picard
65%
Spock
60%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
60%
Deanna Troi
60%
Worf
50%
Uhura
45%
Beverly Crusher
45%
Geordi LaForge
45%
Will Riker
45%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
40%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
40%
Chekov
35%
Mr. Sulu
35%
Mr. Scott
20%
Even though you are a genius
you are always striving to be better.


Click here to take the "Which Star Trek character are you?" quiz...



But I was trying to skew it to get Mr. Spock! Close but no cigar.
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Well I did, anyway. I've registered a journal here in the wake of the LJ debacle over allowing cross-posting to Facebook & Twitter. Not sure why they'd want to do that in the first place, but many LJ decisions make no sense to me, so why should this be any different?

So far I have NOTHING on this journal, but I had very little on my LJ journal either. Sadly, I have few talents to showcase. Mostly I used the LJ journal to keep track of the wonderful talents of others, as I am a voracious consumer of Trek-related fanfiction and artwork. This journal is likely to be, well, more of the same.
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Amazing article from The Atlantic, explaining why women are coming into prominence in the workplace and society. From this I extrapolated that it's inevitable there will be more female Starship captains than male.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/print/2010/07/the-end-of-men/8135/

Must have

Jul. 21st, 2010 10:37 am
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Posters going on sale this Friday on the Mondo website: http://www.mondotees.com/
There's an Uhura one too, but strangely no Kirk, given that he was the one actually buried in Tribbles in the episode.
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