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Business As Usual by infiniteviking    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (12
Summary: Oneshot. Humor. The Enterprise D seems to have been invaded by an alien life form, but all is not as it appears.....
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Next Generation
Characters: Ensemble Cast - TNG
Genre: Friendship, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 843    Read Count: 681
[Report This] Published: 29 Jan 2009 Updated: 29 Jan 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 31 May 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Business As Usual

"Again?" :lol That got me, too. It felt totally natural for them to pull off stuff like this. Too bad we didn't see it on the show.

Author's Response: Heh! I'd like to believe they did that sort of thing a lot. Glad you liked it!

Nothing Can Go Wrong by infiniteviking    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (11
Summary: Past Featured StoryThere are good days, there are bad days, and there are days that simply exist. TOS ensemble, first published online in 'Ampersand'.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Ensemble Cast - TOS
Genre: Drama, Friendship, General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1713    Read Count: 983
[Report This] Published: 30 Jan 2009 Updated: 30 Jan 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 15 May 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Nothing Can Go Wrong

Your first fic?!

(mind if I use your idea?) ;

Good work! :)

Author's Response: First TOS fic, anyway! ^__^ Heh, I surely didn't invent the story-told-through-letters/journals/etc format, but I'd be gleeful if my fic inspired you and you gave it a mention. And thanks! Glad you liked it!

Embers of the Fire by Gibraltar    Rated: M    Liked  Reviews (129
Summary: Past Featured Story

Part One of the Star Trek: Gibraltar series

Embers Cover Art

The aging starship Gibraltar is brought out of mothballs to assist in Federation humanitarian relief operations within Cardassian territory in the immediate aftermath of the Dominion War. The crew quickly discovers not everyone shares the Federation's vision for Cardassia's future.

 


Chapters: 14    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - USS Gibraltar
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Warnings: Violence
Series: Star Trek: Gibraltar
Completed: Yes    Word count: 46818    Read Count: 20835
[Report This] Published: 30 Jan 2009 Updated: 07 Apr 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 15 Jul 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wow. Slam-bang opening. Sneaky dirty thing that happened to the Sojourner. I hope whoever set this up pays. Dearly.

Author's Response:

Thanks for reading and for commenting!  Yes, dirty deed are afoot in the Crolsa system and there are blood debts to be paid...

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Date: 16 Jul 2009 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Hmm, fireworks between CO and XO! But it's good it's all out in the open. Or is it? Why do I get the feeling that there;s something more than Sandhurst's messing up Ramirez's groove?

Starting to get interesting...

Author's Response:

Much obliged!  Yes, they've definitely started out on the wrong foot, and both have valid viewpoints.  Unfortunately for Ramirez, he's got the pips to back his play.

The Thirteenth Order by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (66
Summary:

2375: The height of the Dominion War. The Dominion has promised to shower glories upon Cardassia the likes of which it has never known--but the reality is another thing entirely. Four Cardassian guls have had enough of the Dominion's false promises, and are ready to put their complaints into action.

And on the desolate rock of AR-558, a Starfleet soldier fights for his life and is taken captive by Cardassians. But something strange is happening behind enemy lines that he never would have believed...


Chapters: 20    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - Sigils and Unions
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: No    Word count: 87315    Read Count: 24201
[Report This] Published: 30 Jan 2009 Updated: 31 Aug 2011
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 26 Jun 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

I was just browsing around...okay, now you've got me hooked! :)

Author's Response:

I'm SO glad to hear that!!!  I hope you'll keep reading! :-)

Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 14 Dec 2009 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter Eight

Please tell me Gruner gets his head handed to him. Please? He's got to pay for this!

Author's Response:

You shall see!!

:evil grin:

Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 14 Dec 2009 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter Nine

Dang! I like "the Good Glinn" even more! :D

Author's Response:

I'm so glad you like him. :-)

Man, there is so, SO much more about him I am just positively bursting to tell, and I still can't!  It's driving me CRAZY!!!!

Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 15 Dec 2009 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter Ten

Okay, I had been getting Iymender's name wrong. ;)

Ocett thinks Rebek is too girly? Hey, if she carries around a sniper rifle and knows how to use it, she's free to be as girly as she wants to be! :D

Author's Response:

LOL, what were you thinking it was? ;-)

And yeah, Rebek IS really very feminine in her behavior by Cardassian standards.  Badass when necessary, but very girly.  Small, little voice, interested in experimenting with her looks, curious, mechanically-inclined...all of those are feminine traits for a Cardassian.  Tinkering with machines in her off-time is VERY feminine, as is the fact that when something goes wrong in her quarters, mechanically, half the time she's likely to go tearing into it herself instead of calling maintenance.  I suspect she has a toolkit stashed away somewhere so Maintenance--or Va'Kust--can't get it away from her. ;-)

Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 15 Dec 2009 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter Eleven

YES!!! That toad Gruner got roasted! Wasn't even man enough to face his fate out in the open.

I feel there will be more heroic sacrifices like Ngaer's before it's all over. :(

And Macet! Yikes! I don't want to be at the wrong end of that!

Author's Response:

BWAAAHAHAHA!  I knew you'd love that!  I was SO happy when I got to write him getting fried.

Ngaer, on the other hand--that was tough, definitely.

As for Macet, HE doesn't like it any more than you or I do.  He's putting on an act to try and get Uradnen to crack, hoping she'll think he's a lot more like his cousin (the canon version!) than he really is.

(What's hilarious is that the alternate version is actually quieter and gentler in basic personality than Macet!)

Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 16 Dec 2009 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter Twelve

"Defective"? Is that what some snooty Vorta said about Berat? Um...that Vorta assumed room temperature, right? :D

Anyway, great space battle!

Author's Response:

That Vorta is currently held in cold storage--i.e. he's on an ice block right now.  Not dead YET.  But could be headed that way after the war.  Either that or a niiiiiice, long interrogation.

Glad you like the battle!

Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 16 Dec 2009 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter Thirteen

Ahh! The tension is almost too much! There's got to be more!

Author's Response:

There's one more half-chapter or so section on the TrekBBS, ahead of this.  But, alas, it's a work in progress. ;-)  If you need more, there are the short stories...and the Catacombs of Oralius AU as well. ;-)

Yes, I've been slow on it lately--but AU Dukat is to blame, largely.  He keeps sweet-talking me into writing more material for him.  (And if you had him in YOUR head, you'd understand.  All the charm but with a sincere heart...can't resist!)

Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 18 Dec 2009 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter Fourteen

The McAllister C-5 Nebula? Near Minos Korva? That brings back some memories. (I watched "Chain of Command" a few days ago. ;) )

Destroying assets before leaving is Cardassian SOP, but I like that Macet didn't force the Starfleet personnel to be part of it. Yes, they could have given the survivors time to change side, but time was something the TO doesn't have, plus you had no idea if those who appeared to change sides would still be plotting against you. Human in me says give them one more chance; Cardassian in me says it has to be done.

So now we go hiding in a nebula...

Author's Response:

Yep, that nebula--though I tend to think of it as the Kounamab. ;-)

And wow, you REALLY caught Macet's thought process, in the decision that he made, and why he did it.  That wasn't easy for him, and it sure as hell wasn't easy for me to write.

I would say that when he initially asked Spirodopoulos to fire on the base, he simply wasn't thinking.  When he saw the look on Spirodopoulos' face and heard what he felt about it, I can tell you that Macet genuinely felt bad--and not just because forcing the Starfleet personnel to participate would've undermined the alliance.

Not Too Soon by SLWalker    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (5
Summary: Written for KlingonVulcan on the Omega Sector -- Sarek reflecting on how fatherhood didn't quite turn out how research suggested. Takes place around 2232.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Spock
Genre: Family
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 611    Read Count: 823
[Report This] Published: 31 Jan 2009 Updated: 31 Jan 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 07 May 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Not Too Soon

The little guy is just darling! Poor Sarek didn't know he would have a "human" baby on his hands. ;)

Very touching. :)

Author's Response: Thanks!

Maneater by Anna Amuse    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (8
Summary: Some women change men like outfits. Some ships do the same.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T., Scott, Montgomery (Scotty)
Genre: General
Warnings: None
Series: Absolute Horizon
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2280    Read Count: 732
[Report This] Published: 01 Feb 2009 Updated: 01 Feb 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 08 May 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Maneater

Great work!

I like to butress this piece with what we see in TMP. Kirk is practically a walking dead man here, and then you remember how he came back to life when he told Scotty "they gave her back to me." I wonder if she was happy to see him. ;)

Author's Response: I think she was. ::grins:: I would have been happier to see him than Decker anyway. LOL. Thanks for commenting. ;-)

Summary: Seventeen separate AU ficlets featuring Q.
Chapters: 17    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series, Next Generation, Voyager, Alternate Universes, Expanded Universes
Characters: Guinan, Janeway, Kathryn, Kirk, James T., Picard, Jean-Luc, Q, Riker, William, Rogers, Amanda
Genre: Alternate Universe, Drama, Family, Het, Horror, Humor, Slash, Tragedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Character Death
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 51530    Read Count: 16428
[Report This] Published: 04 Feb 2009 Updated: 04 Feb 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 25 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 3: Testing the Captain

UGHHH! I'm glad I wasn't witness to what happened next! LOL!!!!

'Cross the River by SLWalker    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (8
Summary: Spock reflects on a memory of his mother. Written for my friend Maguena.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Spock
Genre: Family
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 434    Read Count: 567
[Report This] Published: 10 Feb 2009 Updated: 10 Feb 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 25 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Uncertain? It looked on the mark to me. The imagery is so sharp and clear. Lovely. :)

Author's Response: Spock's headspace isn't a place I can walk around too easily, unlike Scott. However, I am always glad when people tell me it came across as true; thank you!

Decimal by SLWalker    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (14
Summary: Written for InfiniteViking as a cheer-up fic; tax season is still going strong in the 23rd century.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T., Spock
Genre: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 690    Read Count: 573
[Report This] Published: 10 Feb 2009 Updated: 10 Feb 2009
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Date: 26 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

O, for lack of proper decimal point placement. Hilarious! :)

Author's Response: Thanks!

April Q by Alara Rogers    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (5
Summary: What's Q's favorite holiday?
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Next Generation
Characters: Picard, Jean-Luc, Q
Genre: Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1429    Read Count: 649
[Report This] Published: 11 Feb 2009 Updated: 11 Feb 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 26 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Entire Story

That's Q through and through! :D

Rituals by SLWalker    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (5
Summary: Written for my friend Gumnut; a quiet moment with the trinity. Very short.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T., McCoy, Leonard (Bones), Spock
Genre: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 411    Read Count: 873
[Report This] Published: 12 Feb 2009 Updated: 12 Feb 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 27 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Short and powerful. That's all I can say. :)

Author's Response: Thanks.

Summary:

Giving Garak an insulting nametag was hardly polite; any being should know that. But what about those less obvious signs of respect or disrespect? If you're interested in putting the right foot forward in your dealings with Cardassians, what are some of the most important do's and don'ts?

(Most information here is Sigils and Unions-specific, and written from an in-universe perspective, as if for a student preparing to study the Cardăsda language. Other material may be added eventually, but for now, this can be read as a complete work.)


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions Background Information
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1286    Read Count: 801
[Report This] Published: 21 Feb 2009 Updated: 18 May 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed Liked
Date: 24 Aug 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Putting the Right Foot Forward--Cardassian Edition

Good stuff! I really need this for my research. :)

Author's Response:

Thanks! :-)

Just remember, this is only my vision of Cardassia.  You should feel free to take the canon information (such as that at Memory Alpha) and take it in whatever direction feels right to YOU. :-)

But She Said "I Love You..." by Terilynn    Rated: T      Reviews (5
Summary: This is a Heritage exercise set in a "Captain's Table" format. If you've never read a CT short, they all occur in a mysterious bar accessible by any starship captain from any time and from any place. Cap is the proprietor of course. Captains are poured their favorite drinks, but payment is a story...
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Next Generation, Expanded Universes
Characters: Riker, Cassidy, Riker, William
Genre: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language
Series: Star Trek: Heritage
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3976    Read Count: 585
[Report This] Published: 25 Feb 2009 Updated: 25 Feb 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 25 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: But She Said "I Love You..."

You really pulled my heartstrings. Man, this is so sad. I really feel for Riker. I hope this works out well in the end...somehow.

Author's Response: Hi IS! Thanks so much for commenting. When Book Three is written, I'll let you know!

Inherit the Stars by infiniteviking    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (8
Summary: On a camping trip gone wrong, Kirk demands to know what Spock sees in the sky.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Kirk, James T., McCoy, Leonard (Bones), Spock
Genre: Drama, Friendship, Other
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1028    Read Count: 1025
[Report This] Published: 27 Feb 2009 Updated: 27 Feb 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 18 May 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Inherit the Stars

Trying to get Spock to see with his heart instead of with his head...I think he can; he just does such a good job at hiding it. ;)

Nice read! :)

Author's Response: Even from himself, sometimes.... indeed, he does. Thanks! ^___^

Footsteps in the Void by infiniteviking    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (13
Summary: Shipfic -- as in starship. She is not dead as long as they live to remember her.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: None
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 121    Read Count: 550
[Report This] Published: 27 Feb 2009 Updated: 27 Feb 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 29 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Footsteps in the Void

After all these years, her death still brings tears. (Didn't mean to rhyme. :p)

Very nice. :)

Author's Response: Awwwww.... *smiles* Thanks.

Souvenirs by eponymous_rose    Rated: K      Reviews (6
Summary: Early in the five-year mission, Sulu discovers that Chekov's been indulging in a thoroughly bizarre hobby.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Original Series
Characters: Chekov, Pavel, Sulu, Hikaru
Genre: Friendship, General, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1990    Read Count: 750
[Report This] Published: 01 Mar 2009 Updated: 01 Mar 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 25 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Being in the present tense didn't bother me. I was too into the story to notice. Nice buddy story! :)

Author's Response: Hurrah, glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for reviewing. :D

Let He Who Has Eyes See by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+      Reviews (3
Summary: Past Featured Story

Tayben Berat is a rarity in any galactic power's military--let alone the Cardassian Guard. Continuing his service in the face of his neurological impairment is tough enough as it is without an insufferable Vorta coming aboard his ship in 2374 determined to twist the knife as deep as possible.

But Dasreen is about to pay dearly for taking one look at Gul Berat and counting him out of the fight...

(Spoilers for Prologue-Chapter 6 of The Thirteenth Order)


Winner: Underdog Challenge


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: Berat, Tayben
Genre: None
Warnings: Violence
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions
Completed: Yes    Word count: 5552    Read Count: 744
[Report This] Published: 05 Mar 2009 Updated: 05 Mar 2009
Reviewer: IntrepidSovereign Signed
Date: 15 Jun 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Let He Who Has Eyes See

Awesome story!

Such richness you showed of Cardassian culture. I have trouble getting in a culture that deeply because my writing is so spare.

I knew the Vorta was gonna get it, and it would be particularly nasty. I would have smashed his face in, but that's just me. I don't know if you had this in mind, but--in humans, at least--vision is processed in occipital lobe of the brain...in the back of the head. So not only could he not see philosophically and idologically, he couldn't see physically!

Berat said something that really hit home for me: “My disability does not sap the value from my life...it only adds complexity.” I've had many "days when the pain is so bad I hardly even feel strong enough get out of bed." Being disabled/crippled/whatever, I understand completely where he's coming from. Sometimes I say, "this thing I got won't kill me, but it sure as heck makes life hard." For the years I've had RA (nearly twenty now), I haven't really changed, or I've tried not to let being sick change me. Berat didn't let it change him. I know he's rather have done the deed personally, but sometimes you need someone--or something--else's hands to get the job done. ;)

Author's Response:

Thank you...and I am VERY glad to know it could have personal meaning for you.  Writing Berat's monologue was a very powerful experience and I'm glad you felt it rang true.  :-)

Just to give you an idea where this falls, timeline-wise...at this point, Berat has had his disabiilty for three years, and has been a ship's commander the entire time.  He is about 43 years old, and as a Cardassian in my continuity, his normal life expectancy would be 150-200 years.  Physically speaking, if you disregard his injuries, he is physically equivalent to a 32-year-old human man, of the 24th century.

(I don't know for sure, and I don't really want to know...but I am not 100% sure Berat can expect quite a full Cardassian lifespan.  I DO expect that by human reckoning, no matter what, he will have a long life.)

I think, about the hologram's approach from behind, there's something you have to remember about the concept of Cardassian justice.  Even in a person I consider to be very nice, like Gul Berat, there's not going to be so much cultural embarrassment in talking about stuff like punishment and outright payback.  He may be doing this in a way that means the Vorta won't suffer much--but that motivation is still there.  I had forgotten about the location of the occipital lobe when I wrote that...but what I was thinking of was this: setting up Dasreen's demise in such a way where Berat could watch the whole thing unfold but the Vorta couldn't see a thing.  (And there's nothing in his way, visually, to stop Berat from seeing the look on the Vorta's face, too.)  Getting caught from behind seemed like an apt symbol to him.  But I like the new layer you've added, too, given what Berat said about the failure to truly SEE him leading to his demise.

And yes.  No doubt...he wishes he could have struck that blow himself.  But one thing that I think also serves him well as a ship's commander in general: he is not so proud that he can't bring other people in on the action when required.  I think he sees knowing how to employ the right resource when as a sign of strength, not weakness: do all he can when he can, but also make sure things get done when they are outside his physical capabilities.