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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you for the favorites, it really means ever so much to me that you enjoy my artwork! I invite you to add me to your watch so that you can see all the future beaded and stitched pieces I have planned! :blowkiss: Just think of the sparkles... :squee:
WakefieldDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :)
erosarts Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
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Salabetta Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

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Hellsender Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
You know, I never had a fellow Trekkie to swap story ideas with. Would you be willing to swap ideas with me with what would make good episodes? 
astrocitizen Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Good ideas for STAR TREK episodes?  Go ahead... I have one or two ideas, but little urge to make full-on stories about them.
Hellsender Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Well, I had an idea of the Enterprise crew being stranded in OUR 21st century time (meaning that Khan and the Eugenics War never happened). A lot of it is based off of elements of other time travel stories like Tomorrow is Yesterday (TOS), Past Tense (DS9), Future's End (VOY) and the Voyage Home. The episode would be about a villain (like the Romulans or something) who travels back to the past and manipulates Earth's governments to ensure they don't become the humanist society in the future. Eventually, the government, namely the US government learn about the Enterprise orbiting Earth and after interrogating an away team they somehow capture, they learn about the utopic society of the Federation, freed from the burdens that we have today. Naturally, a good number of people, namely politicians, see this as a HUGE threat to their way of life so they make it their agenda to have the crew of the Enterprise suppressed or killed and have the benefit of owning their technology for their own use.

Another idea I had was based off the Bioshock video game series with elements of Demons/Terra Prime (ENT) with some inspiration of Frank Herbert's Dune. Like say that a group of humans like 1000 or so decided to secede from Earth in order to find their own "paradise" without any alien influence nor any of the socialist-esque values. They find their little utopia on a tiny moon somewhere in the deepest recesses of space and create their own little colony that thrives on capitalism, social darwinism, theocracy and worse of all, human exceptionalism, which is pretty much believing that the universe revolves around humanity. Soon, the inhabitants come across alien artifacts which they use and exploit, violating one of their sacred rules to not allow alien influence. Eventually, the Enterprise comes across this colony, torn apart by years of civil war, where some of the inhabitants have been mutated by the alien artifacts, having powers like Gary Mitchell and others are in hiding, driven insane by the horrors of the collapse of their society. To top it off, the Enterprise is caught in the struggle where both factions try to gain control of the ship.
astrocitizen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013

Both could be great ideas, but I'll concentrate on your first one as your second one, I'm afraid, reminds me of a so-so original ST:TNG paperback I read a few years ago.


As our present diverges further and further from the future (a.k.a. the Federation's past) envisioned by Roddenbery and company, a story that "explains" the differences is welcome.  Truth be told, the futures foretold in BABYLON 5, the ALIEN films, and -- worst case scenario -- STARSHIP TROOPERS seem more realistic. 


Anyway, while it's tempting to fill the anti-Enterprise side with military strawmen and greed-headed congressmen who just want powerful tech and weapons, the future of mankind be damned, keep in mind that ST's future is based upon a colossal war that leaves millions dead and humanity retreating back to a medieval existence.  As a result, the thought that the Enterprise's world is one the Powers That Be must feel they should oppose actually makes sense.  So, aside from the afore-mentioned General Ripper-types, both logical and necessary for drama would be some people who honestly feel that the benefits of the Federations' time do not outweigh the loss of life Earth would suffer. 


That, and your standard middle-management, glass-is-half-empty Jobsworths who just see problems in any offered solution to a problem, and therefore want to do nothing than what they already are.



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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav! :D
astrocitizen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
You're welcome :)
Hellsender Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
For the past few months I've been brushing up on DC direct-to-video movies like Superman vs the Elite and other shows like Breaking Bad and Burn Notice. A common theme in all of these is that there have been moments where the heroes like Superman and Walter White finally had their moments to "cut-loose" and unleash their full savagery in order to beat their foes. 

I remember a CG fanfic in which the Britannians blew up Japan after the First Black Rebellion and Lelouch got caught by Suzaku. However, it only made them more vicious than ever because they now had nothing to lose. For my own fics, how can there be a moment where either Lelouch or the Britannians push Iron Man, the DS9 crew and the Doctor so far over the edge that they finally unleash the Tvtropes-coined "Tranquil Fury"? I mean, the CG world would have to do quite a bit in order to piss the Doctor and Shellhead off because it's nothing they really haven't seen before. It would probably be easier for Sisko and his crew because they're battling humans who've deviated too far from their principles and Lelouch and Schneizel have found ways to exploit their crew for their technology. But really, what would you think? Would there be "cut loose" moments for the protagonists in your crossover fics in order to send a clear message to the CG-verse that says "don't piss me off"?
astrocitizen Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013

Is it "Megiddo" you're thinking of?


My CODE GEASS vs. YOUNG JUSTICE fanfic *begins* with a calmly-made "don't piss us off" move by the Justice League.  As for the Doctor and iron Man, that they've seen it all before doesn't mean they're unaffected by it -- threatening the Doctor's friends, and using tech gleaned from Stark's armor for their own weapons, have been done more than once, and it triggered a Tranquil Fury most every time.  Of course, doing something particularly horrific against innocent people or a member of the main cast they've befriended works too. 


I vaguely remember an episode where a Marquis agent keeps referring to Sisko as Javert from LES MIZ, until Sisko finally decides he has to play that part to win, apparently(?) spraying a colonized world with toxic gas to force a resolution to the situation.  I can imagine him performing an act that outshines anything Zero or Schneizel had done up to that point, simply because he realizes that playing nice and being civilized gets no response from those in charge on this strange world.


This moment could mean self-destruction as a means of achieving a desperate victory of course.  I have an idea as part of my CG/DCU stories wherein Superman exposed himself to gold kryptonite, making him entirely human, so he can walk up to a villain -- another Kryptonian -- with the Gold-K without arousing suspicion.

Hellsender Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
From one Trekkie to another, if you were in JJ Abrams shoes, how would YOU have handled rebooting the Star Trek franchise?
astrocitizen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013

I haven't seen the new movie, even though I'm a bit of a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch from his SHERLOCK series.  But I have my opinions...


The main thing Abrams got off on the wrong foot was, instead of cutting the new franchise off from anything that happened before, was making it an alternate timeline from the original series.  Having Leonard Nimoy make guest appearances underlines the fact that we're basically seeing a New 52 version of STAR TREK.  That and claiming the starship from the first bit gained a lot of technical data from scanning the future ship doesn't really explain how starship consoles and whatnot are so different from the original series.


Aside from that, I would have inferred that Earth got *really* screwed up by Khan and Colonel Green's handling, and as a result was a dying world when Cochrane met the Vulcans.  Having it so that Terrestrials are a worldless nomadic species would explain the obvious disproportionate amount of humans in Starfleet over non-humans.  Giving humanity a sort of racial memory for how imperialism and general greed destroyed their world as the impetus for Rodenberry's imagined pseudo-utopian human race sounds grimly logical to my mind.  Evolution is very often a painful process, after all. 

And you?  What are your ideas?

Hellsender Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
I, too, LOVE Cumberbatch's portrayal of Khan. Would've made Montalban proud. And I too love the Sherlock series he's in. 

Well, you have to understand the classic series was on a bailing twine budget 50 years ago. I really wouldn't take the technology back then too seriously, I mean, hell, in the pilot episode, they still used PAPER of all things to write reports. Besides, in Abrams version, I think we're seeing technology of how it was meant to be portrayed in the original show, now that we have the gift of CGI since Trek can now be produced on chain budgets.

For starters, I would have redone the villain because Nero was not really an interesting let alone a believable villain. His backstory is way too vague and you'd have to look up on the Apocrypha on Memory-Alpha wiki to get to know him more. If the villain was a Romulan, I'd prefer that it was a member of the Tal Shiar. Preferably, I'd have the Tholians as the villain because of their actions in a couple of episodes of Enterprise. They apparently have interdimensional and time travel capability, coupled with the facts that they more xenophobic than Cardassians and more secretive than Romulans, they would no doubt be up to something in order to topple the powers of the Alpha Quadrant.

The casting on the other hand is perfect, I wouldn't change anything. And I love the opening music done by Giacchino, though, I REALLY would have preferred the Jerry Goldsmith theme music over the Alexander Courage for the ending credits.
astrocitizen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013

Well, I'm not saying we should take the technology shown in TOS as written in stone.  However, supposedly some director's commentary or other exposition given outside the actual movie about Abrams' reboot movie says that the reason that Starfleet now has iPod-y looking tech rather than the old buttons and switches (and maybe memory tape, too, come to think of it) was because of advances in technology based upon scans of Nero's ship taken by the ship Kirk's father dies on.  So, for better or worse, Abrams decided to take the Sixties-style "hi-tech" as verbatim to the ST universe, then gave a reason for the more high budget designs.  Another reason, imho, that he should have cut himself off completely from the old franchise a la CASINO ROYALE vs. the original Connery/Moore/etc. movies.


Or, Cumberbatch vs. Rathbone's Sherlocks, if you will.


As for usage of villains, I'm not sure what established bad guys or OC's to put up against Kirk's crew, but an encounter with one of the Q, or the Metrons if one wants to be old school, would have allowed for more of the introspective moments along with the high-flying, outer space adventure sequences.


Have very little in the way of problems for the casting, either.  Karl Urban brings Deforest Kelley back to life, and Simon Pegg is hysterical as the never-can-be-taken-completely-serious Scotty*.  I can't help but feel that Quinto looks like Sheldon from THE BIG BANG THEORY on the way to Trek convention, though.



*Although after his last couple of zombie/serial killer/alien invader films, I'd love to see a revision of the Redjac episode :)

ambassador-brouwer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the fave and the comment - I'm so glad you enjoyed my work!

PS: Sorry it's taken me so long to express my gratitude. I'm usually a very prompt person, but because of my summer job I've had almost no internet access for two months.
astrocitizen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
That's okay, I'm just wondering what it is of yours I responded too.
ambassador-brouwer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It was my quiz, "How's Your Fandom?"
astrocitizen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013

Oh, yeah.  I put in my favorites back when I first saw it.


Finally posting the test chapters for some fanfics I've had in my head for awhile.  Not sure how all of them test against your rules, but the first one does have "Heart" in the title :)

ambassador-brouwer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the comment on my work - I appreciate feedback so much!
AndySerrano Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:icondbthx1::icondbthx2::icondbthx3: Metropolis II. Someone let out his inner child and built the biggest car and train and city mock-up I have ever seen. You can see it in motion on [link] YouTube. [link]
Freyja-M Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the fave :)
Samayla Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!!
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