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Old November 15 2012, 04:53 PM   #41
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Re: Unofficial art challenge for DS9! (SPOILERS FOR TP: RAISE THE DAW

Okay, this post will contain SPOILERS about the DS9 relaunch series, so if you gotten this far in the thread without realizing that and don't want to know, stop reading now.

I haven't read the DS9 relaunch books so I really developed this design entirely in a "vacuum." When I read that DS9 had been destroyed and was being replaced, my first assumption was that the Bajorans would want to build it or would at least have a heavy hand in its design. It is, essentially, the gateway to the Temple of the Prophets, after all, kind of a big deal to them. At the same time, I wanted to pay some degree of homage to the original DS9, hence the lingering Cardassian elements.

I agree that the asymmetry does give a ship-like sense of motion. What I was really going for, though, was sense of direction, with the station literally aimed at the mouth of the wormhole, something you can't do as easily with a symmetrical design.

Anyway, I've probably done as much as I'm going to with this. It was a purely speculative exercise based on an idea that popped into my head before the book description was posted and I needed to let it out. Take it for what it's worth.
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