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  • I'm semi-back after some emergencies and distractions, but I'll have to reluctantly bow out of this one too. No Romulan character and not much interest at the moment in the Romulans, though enough to want to avoid future spoilers. The adventures o…
  • Whew - okay, I'm back home with a computer and everything again! Now, to at least get a few comments in... @sanders233: Your stories always make me so curious about what's waiting in the game, since you incorporate so many of the later missions in…
  • Sorry I'm a little late to this story, and there was another one that sneaked past me - the last LC 40 tale that this one follows up on. :) Now that they're both read, very well done! The LC ended on a cliffhanger that your new story definitely li…
  • I'm afraid I'll have to sit this one out too: I can barely keep up with one character, so a new Romulan might have to wait awhile. On the bright side, that'll mean less writing and more reading... :) Edit: I thought I'd have some more free time th…
  • The above was written by marcusdkane as a response to LC41 - I take no credit for it! Thank you Marcus for writing such a moving farewell message, and I'm glad to be able to commemorate his character as part of Azera's adventures. :)
  • Incoming Message: "The Truth," by marcusdkane Stardate 90905.42 (Quote)
  • (Quote) True, though there's also a really powerful sense of poignancy in his passing the torch onto characters like Captain Palmer (and Azera herself), that the new world that's emerged since the Dominion War, and the Federation now being protecte…
  • Two more story comments! @sander233: Ha, I'd almost forgotten about Rain Robinson! So, so many Star Wars references, and though the story's long, it moves just as quickly as your last one. The pacing really captures the feel like a Trek episode (…
  • (Quote) Thanks! (Quote) I'm glad you liked it! :o (Quote) :eek: ...I'm sorry to hear that, and I'll look forward to reading it whenever you have it all pieced back together. Maybe in the process you'll come up with some ideas that you wouldn't …
  • (Quote) I'm glad you liked it! The name of the Orb bothered me slightly too, and I even started to think of other phrases before realizing that that actually works well - it really should sound slightly off even before the story reveals the reason…
  • (Quote) Oh, she won as much as the status quo would ever allow her to in that situation. :) And after so many stories with either bittersweet or outright bleak endings, she really needed to have one adventure with an unabashed victory. As for FD,…
  • (Quote) Thanks! It's finished, and kind of follows up on a plot element that arose during Marcus's investigation. I can't say much more without spoiling the story's twists and turns, but I hope you like it. :)
  • Azera Xi: Dead Drop Captain's Log, Stardate 90901.63 - The Roanoke has received a priority one distress call from Starbase 343 and should reach the system within a few hours. The automated message indicates that an unknown enemy has seized control …
  • Sorry for not posting sooner! Things are incredibly busy on this side, but the finished story's coming soon (probably tomorrow, maybe later tonight if a miracle happens). I look forward to reading everyone's entries as soon as it's done. :)
  • (Quote) Yep, it's a similarity that struck me while reading about Alyosha: they could probably swap quite a few stories about what it was like growing up as laboratory orphans in their separate corners of the world. :) And that is a good question!…
  • Okay, I know exactly where this one's going! Now to brainstorm through the week, buy plenty of coffee ahead of time and have Saturday waiting for nonstop typing... :)
  • (Quote) Yep, it's Memory Alpha for me too... mind-numbing amounts of Memory Alpha... and if in doubt, a Google search for episode transcripts can be helpful for tracking down this or that odd detail. @sanders233: Just finished "Bound" an…
  • Personal Log: "Fall Seven Times" Stardate 90881.91 This is the first log I've recorded away from the Roanoke: I'm back at the research institute in Kyoto while the ship spends the next few weeks undergoing repairs, a refit and software up…
  • (Quote) They're sneaky that way. :)
  • (Quote) Thanks! :o Just a few more story comments: @marcusdkane: Wow, if ever there was a situation that called for Vulcan emotion-suppressing training... Very well written, the jumps forward from marriage on up were enthralling with lots of char…
  • (Quote) Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :) And d'oh... it's fixed now! :o
  • (Quote) (Quote) And I thought Kirk was all she'd have to worry about. :P (Quote) That does sound exactly like the sort of crazy TOS-style plots our crews might get into. :D (Quote) I could see that making for some fun story moments in places like…
  • (Quote) And I thought Dukat and Kai Winn were bad! I'll just be over here scrubbing my brain out... (Quote) I hadn't thought of it that way, but you've got a good point. Someone who so prided himself on manipulating others into being his lackeys…
  • (Quote) It's exactly that sort of validation, and she sought it from Seven when they first met too. I hadn't thought of the comparison between them, but you captured it perfectly with Dukat. They're exactly the same kind of villain: charismatic, …
  • It's done! Azera Xi: Original Sin is loosely based on Literary Challenge #32, "Into the Hive," though it's a story I knew was coming ever since creating her character, and the most important one in her development. It's also a very dark …
  • Literary Challenge #32: Into the Hive, Part 2 Azera Xi: Original Sin "Engine room," Corspa tapped her combadge as she paced around the bridge and cast a quick glare out at the viewscreen, narrowing her eyes at the glowing white band of th…
  • I'm only halfway through the game, but at this point I really like how the Borg have been handled in the story. The parity with Federation starships can be explained by the thirty years Starfleet had to work on anti-Borg technology, but overall, th…
  • (Quote) Thanks! :) (Quote) Oh, I don't think so either, and you phrased it perfectly. She's very self-conscious and dismissive of her own problems, so she feels like they're silly, but she's just been hit hard with a tantalizing glimpse of her ow…
  • (Quote) Those are exactly the ones that crossed my mind too, and yeah, I'd agree that M5 wasn't so much sentient as a flawed but working copy of Daystrom's sentience (it'd be interesting to tie that into Soong and Data, if Soong perhaps drew on M5'…
  • I'd have to agree with devtracker. Earth is what's fundamentally different in the MU, and all the other differences arose from having the Terran Empire enslaving everyone else for a hundred years, and then getting violently overthrown by their now-…