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View Poll Results: Rate Plagues of Night.
Outstanding 58 52.25%
Above Average 35 31.53%
Average 11 9.91%
Below Average 5 4.50%
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Old June 29 2012, 03:27 AM   #451
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Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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All these Raise the Dawn threads.... having to avoid spoilers until I eventually get mine delivered.... ughhhhh....
At 07:00 Central Daylight Time the TrekBBS member known as KingDaniel's head assploded. Cause of death was determined to be spoileravoidence coupled with gross anticipation. His loss is keenly felt by all. He will be missed.
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Old June 29 2012, 05:07 AM   #452
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Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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I agree on this. I much prefer ships names not named for a particular person or place.
I really like seeing both, particularly ships named after fictitious people and places. It's a reminder that the Federation is its own culture with its own history and its own geography, not just America In Space.
Places I like, it's just people - unless they're looong dead and/or mythical figures - I don't care for.

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Excuse me. Proper grammar, please. That's U.S.S. ?.
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U.S.S LOL
Pfft, I won't be happy until I see Starfleet ships named Culture-style.

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U.S.S. So Much For Subtlety
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U.S.S. Ucalegon


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Old June 29 2012, 05:27 AM   #453
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Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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I agree on this. I much prefer ships names not named for a particular person or place.
I really like seeing both, particularly ships named after fictitious people and places. It's a reminder that the Federation is its own culture with its own history and its own geography, not just America In Space.
Places I like, it's just people - unless they're looong dead and/or mythical figures - I don't care for.
Ah, see, I think that having ships named after fictitious individuals helps sell the idea of the Federation as its own community, with its own unique history and population. If we see ships named U.S.S. Soval, U.S.S. Sarek, U.S.S. Ra-ghoratreii, U.S.S. Jonathan Archer, etc., I think that goes a long way towards establishing a sense of an independent Federation identity.

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Excuse me. Proper grammar, please. That's U.S.S. ?.
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U.S.S LOL
Pfft, I won't be happy until I see Starfleet ships named Culture-style.

U.S.S. Frank Exchange of Views
U.S.S. Shoot Them Later
U.S.S. So Much For Subtlety
U.S.S. Of Course I Still Love You
U.S.S. Poke It With a Stick
U.S.S. Ucalegon


And so on.
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Old June 29 2012, 09:14 AM   #454
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Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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Pfft, I won't be happy until I see Starfleet ships named Culture-style.

U.S.S. Frank Exchange of Views
U.S.S. Shoot Them Later
U.S.S. So Much For Subtlety
U.S.S. Of Course I Still Love You
U.S.S. Poke It With a Stick
U.S.S. Ucalegon

And so on.
U.S.S The Gravitas Won't Be Here Until Tuesday
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Old June 29 2012, 09:21 AM   #455
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Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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All these Raise the Dawn threads.... having to avoid spoilers until I eventually get mine delivered.... ughhhhh....
At 07:00 Central Daylight Time the TrekBBS member known as KingDaniel's head assploded. Cause of death was determined to be spoileravoidence coupled with gross anticipation. His loss is keenly felt by all. He will be missed.
I want to be buried with a copy of Raise the Dawn and an internet-enabled phone!
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Old June 30 2012, 12:33 AM   #456
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All these Raise the Dawn threads.... having to avoid spoilers until I eventually get mine delivered.... ughhhhh....
At 07:00 Central Daylight Time the TrekBBS member known as KingDaniel's head assploded. Cause of death was determined to be spoileravoidence coupled with gross anticipation. His loss is keenly felt by all. He will be missed.
I want to be buried with a copy of Raise the Dawn and an internet-enabled phone!
AAAAAHHHH! THE DEAD LIVE!!! AAAAHHHH!
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Old June 30 2012, 12:41 AM   #457
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AAAAAHHHH! THE DEAD LIVE!!! AAAAHHHH!
Well, I knew Raise the Dawn reminded me of something ...
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Old June 30 2012, 05:51 AM   #458
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Ah, see, I think that having ships named after fictitious individuals helps sell the idea of the Federation as its own community, with its own unique history and population. If we see ships named U.S.S. Soval, U.S.S. Sarek, U.S.S. Ra-ghoratreii, U.S.S. Jonathan Archer, etc., I think that goes a long way towards establishing a sense of an independent Federation identity.
Oh, your reasoning is completely sensible, I'm just quibbling about the aesthetics of the idea entirely.

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Pfft, I won't be happy until I see Starfleet ships named Culture-style.

U.S.S. Frank Exchange of Views
U.S.S. Shoot Them Later
U.S.S. So Much For Subtlety
U.S.S. Of Course I Still Love You
U.S.S. Poke It With a Stick
U.S.S. Ucalegon

And so on.
U.S.S The Gravitas Won't Be Here Until Tuesday
YES! And I haven't even read any of Banks' work, I just know the "Gravitas" running joke
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Old June 30 2012, 05:11 PM   #459
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Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Aaaaand now Amazon tells me I won't be getting "Raise the Dawn" by the SIXTEENTH of July as they'd hoped.

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Old June 30 2012, 08:36 PM   #460
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^ Same here. No word on when they'll have a new estimate. Gah!
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Old June 30 2012, 09:18 PM   #461
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Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

If there's a handy bookstore around that carries Trek, you might just wanna go buy it. *lol*
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Old July 1 2012, 12:44 AM   #462
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Aaaaand now Amazon tells me I won't be getting "Raise the Dawn" by the SIXTEENTH of July as they'd hoped.

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^ Same here. No word on when they'll have a new estimate. Gah!
My sympathies gentlebeings. Stuff like this was one of the reasons I switched to Kindle so I don't have to worry anymore about availability.
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Old July 2 2012, 09:58 PM   #463
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I just checked my emails and got a revised estimate - the tenth! Six days earlier! Yay!

(I hope you got similar news, Nasat!)
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Old July 3 2012, 01:50 PM   #464
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I just checked my emails and got a revised estimate - the tenth! Six days earlier! Yay!

(I hope you got similar news, Nasat!)
Similar....but better. Mine ships tomorrow!
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Old July 3 2012, 01:57 PM   #465
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KHHAAAAAAAANN!!!!!!
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