RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 137,910
Posts: 5,330,938
Members: 24,558
Currently online: 657
Newest member: laurah2215

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Inquisition
By: Michelle on Jul 12

Cubify Star Trek 3DMe Mini Figurines
By: T'Bonz on Jul 11

Latest Official Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Jul 10

Seven of Nine Bobble Head
By: T'Bonz on Jul 9

Pegg The Prankster
By: T'Bonz on Jul 9

More Trek Stars Join Unbelievable!!!!!
By: T'Bonz on Jul 8

Star Trek #35 Preview
By: T'Bonz on Jul 8

New ThinkGeek Trek Apparel
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7

Star Trek Movie Prop Auction
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7

Drexler: NX Engineering Room Construction
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek Fandom > Fan Fiction

Fan Fiction Other forums talk about Trek. We make it.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 4 2013, 08:45 PM   #1
jespah
Commodore
 
jespah's Avatar
 
Location: Boston, the Gateway to the Galaxy
View jespah's Twitter Profile
January 2013 Challenge: Ethnicity and Culture

For a future that's supposed to have peace and harmony and no one caring about race, etc., there's an awful lot of Anglo-Saxon names in Trek. Kirk, Pike, Reed, Tucker, Barclay, Riker, Chapel, Howard, anyone?

But scratch the surface, and you find plenty of examples of characters practicing faith, showing off their heritage or otherwise bringing something different to the table. Everything from the Ishikawa-O'Brien wedding, to Hoshi Sato fretting over a recipe, to Chakotay's facial tattoo, to Uhura conversing in Swahili, to Kira Nerys calling on the prophets to Vulcan and Klingon rituals attest to the fact that the future is not a homogeneous melting pot of people.

Hence the challenge is to show characters engaging in something that show off their ethnicity or culture, whether it be a rite, a recipe, a bit of clothing or something else.

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

And now, The Rules:
  • Word limit: 10,000 words max, with a little wiggle room above.
  • Story must be original for this month’s challenge, nothing posted here before please.
  • All Trek genres, series and films are fair game. Original characters are fine. No crossovers, please.
  • Only complete stories will be eligible.
  • Post a link to your entry in this thread when you’re done.
  • Contest to run until midnight (US Eastern Standard Time) January 31st, with voting to follow from Feb. 1st to Feb. 3rd, 2013.

Any questions can be directed to me here or via PM.

Have fun!
__________________
Oh, Stewardess! I speak Jive!
http://www.jespah.com (fanfic with all ratings). TU Publishing
Adult Trek Anthology 2
jespah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5 2013, 12:32 AM   #2
Angry Fanboy
Lieutenant Commander
 
Angry Fanboy's Avatar
 
Angry Fanboy

Mmmmm, certainly a little different to the usual challenges that are set (and my own in particular!)

I think I'll pull the USS Majestic and its crew out of mothballs and see if I can explore this challenge using them, although I must admit I'm a little stumped at the moment.

I'll have a little ponder on the matter tonight!
__________________
Angry Fanboy
"Majestic"
"Home"
Angry Fanboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5 2013, 01:26 AM   #3
jespah
Commodore
 
jespah's Avatar
 
Location: Boston, the Gateway to the Galaxy
View jespah's Twitter Profile
Re: January 2013 Challenge: Ethnicity and Culture

Pondering makes me think of Pinky and the Brain.
__________________
Oh, Stewardess! I speak Jive!
http://www.jespah.com (fanfic with all ratings). TU Publishing
Adult Trek Anthology 2
jespah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5 2013, 01:44 AM   #4
Nerys Ghemor
Vice Admiral
 
Nerys Ghemor's Avatar
 
Location: Cardăsa Terăm--Nerys Ghemor
Re: January 2013 Challenge: Ethnicity and Culture

You know...I might actually be able to muster up an entry for this one! We'll see, but I might be able to do it.
__________________
Are you a Cardassian fan, citizen? Prove your loyalty--check out my fanfic universe, Star Trek: Sigils and Unions. Or keep the faith on my AU Cardassia, Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius!
Nerys Ghemor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5 2013, 02:54 AM   #5
Count Zero
Yeah, I know...
 
Count Zero's Avatar
 
Location: Land of Awesome
Re: January 2013 Challenge: Ethnicity and Culture

That's quite an interesting theme. And I believe one that we haven't had, yet.
__________________
"Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates." Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi
Count Zero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5 2013, 04:43 AM   #6
Cobalt Frost
Captain
 
Cobalt Frost's Avatar
 
Location: seduced by The Coolness in Phineas & Ferb's backyard
Re: January 2013 Challenge: Ethnicity and Culture

What about someone immersing themselves in another culture, or even "going native", as they say?
__________________
Damn the resonance cannons, full speed ahead!
Cobalt Frost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5 2013, 05:26 PM   #7
jespah
Commodore
 
jespah's Avatar
 
Location: Boston, the Gateway to the Galaxy
View jespah's Twitter Profile
Re: January 2013 Challenge: Ethnicity and Culture

Cobalt Frost wrote: View Post
What about someone immersing themselves in another culture, or even "going native", as they say?
Why not? Go fer it!
__________________
Oh, Stewardess! I speak Jive!
http://www.jespah.com (fanfic with all ratings). TU Publishing
Adult Trek Anthology 2
jespah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5 2013, 05:33 PM   #8
Sandoval
Fleet Captain
 
Sandoval's Avatar
 
Re: January 2013 Challenge: Ethnicity and Culture

Cobalt Frost wrote: View Post
What about someone immersing themselves in another culture, or even "going native", as they say?
Cue the inevitable Apocalypse Now ripoff/tribute...
__________________
Ⓢ Ⓐ Ⓝ Ⓓ Ⓞ Ⓥ Ⓐ Ⓛ
Sandoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5 2013, 09:32 PM   #9
Angry Fanboy
Lieutenant Commander
 
Angry Fanboy's Avatar
 
Angry Fanboy

I sorta have something worked out but it's very early days!
__________________
Angry Fanboy
"Majestic"
"Home"
Angry Fanboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5 2013, 09:42 PM   #10
Count Zero
Yeah, I know...
 
Count Zero's Avatar
 
Location: Land of Awesome
Re: January 2013 Challenge: Ethnicity and Culture

Well, that sounds promising.
__________________
"Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates." Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi
Count Zero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5 2013, 09:44 PM   #11
Angry Fanboy
Lieutenant Commander
 
Angry Fanboy's Avatar
 
Angry Fanboy

Sandoval wrote: View Post

Cue the inevitable Apocalypse Now ripoff/tribute...
I've always fancied writing a Star Trek Apocalypse now ripoff/tribute!
__________________
Angry Fanboy
"Majestic"
"Home"
Angry Fanboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5 2013, 11:35 PM   #12
jespah
Commodore
 
jespah's Avatar
 
Location: Boston, the Gateway to the Galaxy
View jespah's Twitter Profile
Re: January 2013 Challenge: Ethnicity and Culture

Kirk, Kurtz, hmmmmm......
__________________
Oh, Stewardess! I speak Jive!
http://www.jespah.com (fanfic with all ratings). TU Publishing
Adult Trek Anthology 2
jespah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 6 2013, 12:09 AM   #13
Angry Fanboy
Lieutenant Commander
 
Angry Fanboy's Avatar
 
Angry Fanboy

All I can think of now is writing an Apocalypse now ripoff!

Damn it!
__________________
Angry Fanboy
"Majestic"
"Home"
Angry Fanboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 6 2013, 03:22 AM   #14
Cobalt Frost
Captain
 
Cobalt Frost's Avatar
 
Location: seduced by The Coolness in Phineas & Ferb's backyard
Re: January 2013 Challenge: Ethnicity and Culture

Well, I have a couple of ideas bouncing around my noggin right now, neither of which is an "Apocalypse Now" ripoff as I've never actually seen it. Now, it depends on how much real life will let the ideas percolate...
__________________
Damn the resonance cannons, full speed ahead!
Cobalt Frost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 6 2013, 05:53 PM   #15
Angry Fanboy
Lieutenant Commander
 
Angry Fanboy's Avatar
 
Angry Fanboy

Cobalt Frost wrote: View Post
...neither of which is an "Apocalypse Now" ripoff as I've never actually seen it.
You should! It's great!
__________________
Angry Fanboy
"Majestic"
"Home"
Angry Fanboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
fan fic, fan fiction, monthly challenge

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.