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#1 GalacticGal

 

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:13 PM

I'm not all that great at introductions,so I'll just start by saying hello. I've been a Fan of Star Trek since the early 70's. Yes, I'm that old --- not that I often act or even feel my age. Some could assert it's because I'm a writer, attuned with my inner child. :P Or, that I just like to play. Perhaps, a victim of arrested development?
All would be valid points.

I have recently ventured into the realm of fan fiction. The goal I had when I started a Star Trek novel, years ago, was that the work would be my first valid submission for publication. Part way through, I joined a yahoo group that was then setup as a review/support group for those fans hoping to submit a short story to the "Strange New Worlds" Anthology contest. Some of you, here, might be familiar. They held a contest every year for about ten years, the winners getting published in the anthology. I was admitted into the yahoo group, strictly because I was writing Trek, although I had no aspirations at that time to enter the contest. I posted a couple of chapters for review and one of the other members was kind enough to let me know that Pocket Books and Paramount had Guidelines. :fear: Grateful as I was, I clicked on the link provided and it was as if someone had punched me in the stomach!

Seems I was guilty, just by the story's premise, of breaking several of said Guidelines. I was devastated, but I carried on for practise, if nothing else. (Frankly, the story wouldn't leave me alone, talk about a Nag. LOL) I finished the rough draft, got a few reviews from those in my Writer's group, and afterwards it became clear I had to redraft. Still, it took me awhile to reconnect with the story. It required more than a polite nudge to get me going on it again. Instead, it seems I had to suffer a catestrophic, life-threatening medical situation to bring me around. All said and done, I am blessed to be alive, and to have finished the redraft, as an added bonus. :D

Which is what brings me to this site. A fellow Trek fan from yet another yahoo group suggested I check it out. And, so, here I am.

Hi, All! I look forward to becoming an active member on this site.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:15 PM

WELL...Hello and WELCOME to TU!

We have a great FanFic section here! There is also a TU group on facebook!

Have a good look around. Come by Ten Forward and have an e-drink sometime!
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:55 PM

Welcome! I, too, do the fan fic thingie.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:53 PM

Welcome to TU! I'm one of those who watched TOS first run, so ... you're not the oldest person here! There are entire forums for fan Trek of every variety! Drop by and visit us!!
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:37 AM

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:37 AM

Welcome on TU Galactic,i hope what you here very like and you will be give enjoy,speaking here.
How many series "Star trek" you watched?I hope what you watched "Deep space nine" and "Voyager"?
I think what you very like watching series "Deep space nine"(season four).Watching episode "Way to the warrior",very epic episode in this series.Too can watching season five and of course seven season and episode "What you live behind".
In "Voyager" you can will be watching episode "Scorpion" in season four and of course epic episode "Endgame" in season seven.You liked other sci fi series?I mean "Andromeda","Babylon-5" and many others?

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:48 AM

Welcome aboard, GalacticGal :wave:
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:00 AM

Welcome to TrekUnited, GalacticGal!

We are very supportive of FanFic.
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:39 PM

:wave: Hello there, welcome aboard!

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#10 GalacticGal

 

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:52 PM

Welcome on TU Galactic,i hope what you here very like and you will be give enjoy,speaking here.
How many series "Star trek" you watched?I hope what you watched "Deep space nine" and "Voyager"?
I think what you very like watching series "Deep space nine"(season four).Watching episode "Way to the warrior",very epic episode in this series.Too can watching season five and of course seven season and episode "What you live behind".
In "Voyager" you can will be watching episode "Scorpion" in season four and of course epic episode "Endgame" in season seven.You liked other sci fi series?I mean "Andromeda","Babylon-5" and many others?



Thank you, Beast Boy. It's nice to be here. And, yes, I sampled each successive Trek series as it came along. I didn't stay with many of them longer than three seasons, however. They just didn't grab me like the original series did. As for what Science Fiction series, other than Trek, that I watched. I loved Firefly and was devastated when they cut it short and yanked if from the airwaves! What's up with that? Happily, a short time later the entire series, including about three episodes that never aired, were available on DVD. And, I made a point to go out and see the movie, Serenity, on opening day.

Thank you, to All of you, for the warm welcome. I do hope to see you 'round the boards.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:55 PM

Galactic,you watch series "Farscape"?This is very epic sci fi series. me really liked this series when i watch this series on DVD disc.More i very liked animated series about superheroes.If you see my avatar,on avatar persoange from series "Teen Titans".

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:34 PM

Welcome to TU. :)

And, yes, I sampled each successive Trek series as it came along. I didn't stay with many of them longer than three seasons, however. They just didn't grab me like the original series did.


Hehe, but even TOS didn't last but three seasons, itself. :)

As for what Science Fiction series, other than Trek, that I watched. I loved Firefly and was devastated when they cut it short and yanked if from the airwaves! What's up with that? Happily, a short time later the entire series, including about three episodes that never aired, were available on DVD. And, I made a point to go out and see the movie, Serenity, on opening day.


I loved Firefly, as well. I got to see Serenity at both preview events before it opened nationwide. Waited in line for hours for those showings, too.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 04:26 AM

Galactic,if you like watch sci fi series,i mean what you like this series:"battlestar galactica" and "Visitors"
Too can watching Stargate Atlantis.In this series played Robert Picardo.I mean what this three epic series you very like.Enjoy watch!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:41 PM

Hi GalacticGal, welcome aboard! Seems like we're getting a few more writers joining TU. Maybe we can get the writing contests going again.

Good to have you here and I'll see you around the boards. :wave:

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