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Old September 15 2010, 03:09 AM   #1
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Thanks to the authors and fans!

Right now I am sitting at the kitchen table catching up on one of my favorites websites and discussion areas. In doing so I feel a welling up of my heart. Yes, it is corny but I do appreciate the fans posting here and especially the treklit authors that are so active. Other scifi websites might see 2-3 postings a day, if that. Such access to great fans and the authors is something I have not seen. I know some fans/authors disagree with each other but at the end of the day we all have something in common.

As a middle age man (46) Star Trek is something that brings me back to fond memories of childhood while at the same carries me to the future.

Having said all that, I really appreciate this forum and the fans and authors that frequent it. Thanks!
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Old September 15 2010, 05:57 AM   #2
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Re: Thanks to the authors and fans!

I'm right there with you. There were alot of times over the past few years, when I was having alot of (still mostly) unexplained medical problems, and no matter how miserable I was I always looked forward to this coming here, and reading Trek Lit. Those two things really played a role in keeping me from completely losing it.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites
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Old September 15 2010, 06:18 AM   #3
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Re: Thanks to the authors and fans!

Aw, I love this thread! And I quite agree. Many thanks to all lovers of Trek Lit, both writers and readers, and anyone who keeps a little 24th Century universe alive in their imaginations.
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Old September 15 2010, 07:17 PM   #4
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Old September 15 2010, 08:12 PM   #5
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Re: Thanks to the authors and fans!

I share your appreciation, Smitty. This place has certainly become quite important to me since I arrived about 16 months ago. Both this forum and the site as a whole. It's been wonderful to exchange so many words and laughs with so many interesting people, fellow fans and of course the authors who post here. Even those people I rarely "talk" with or those I've argued with - I've grown very fond of the familiar names and faces--er, avatars...

And, like some of you have already said is the case for yourselves, Trek lit has certainly done a lot to get me through some difficult times.
We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, and the best of us is washed away.
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Old September 16 2010, 04:59 AM   #6
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Re: Thanks to the authors and fans!

I have been reading Trek books for a long time. I frequented this board for a long while before I joined (maybe two years or more) and I have been a member for over 7 years now. I may not post all that often but I do visit and read various threads every single day. I appreciate having a place to escape to and read about one of my favorite hobbies.

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