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Old August 11 2013, 10:42 PM   #121
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Re: Star Trek: Typhon Pact: The Struggle Within (ebook) review thread

FWIW They established her that way on the Losing the Peace translation, but hey, they could at least had used another facial expression.
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Old August 11 2013, 10:55 PM   #122
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I might have misunderstood her descriptions in the books, because I always pictured her more Middle Easter or Indian in appearance than Asian.
Err, Indians are Asian. They also constitute something like 1/6 of the human race, so I'm sure there's a fair amount of diversity in their facial features.


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FWIW They established her that way on the Losing the Peace translation, but hey, they could at least had used another facial expression.
Actually they replaced that with a different face on the final cover art:

http://images.wikia.com/startrek/ima..._cover_art.jpg
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Old August 11 2013, 11:14 PM   #123
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FWIW They established her that way on the Losing the Peace translation, but hey, they could at least had used another facial expression.
Actually they replaced that with a different face on the final cover art:

http://images.wikia.com/startrek/ima..._cover_art.jpg
That one was an earlier version, the one I linked is the final one. http://www.startrekromane.de/romane/...verlieren.html
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Old August 12 2013, 12:07 AM   #124
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^Okay, then Memory Beta is using the wrong image on their Choudhury page.
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Old August 12 2013, 12:22 AM   #125
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they've gotten so much milage out of that photo of Picard it's unreal.
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Old August 12 2013, 01:30 AM   #126
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Patrick Stewart is reportedly very exacting about likeness approval, so there probably aren't a lot of photos he's okay with them using.
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Old August 13 2013, 06:51 AM   #127
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I might have misunderstood her descriptions in the books, because I always pictured her more Middle Easter or Indian in appearance than Asian.
Err, Indians are Asian. They also constitute something like 1/6 of the human race, so I'm sure there's a fair amount of diversity in their facial features.

I always forget that India is part of Asia. I guess I should has specified East Asian.
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Old August 14 2013, 12:34 AM   #128
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I might have misunderstood her descriptions in the books, because I always pictured her more Middle Easter or Indian in appearance than Asian.
Err, Indians are Asian. They also constitute something like 1/6 of the human race, so I'm sure there's a fair amount of diversity in their facial features.

I always forget that India is part of Asia. I guess I should has specified East Asian.
And where please tell do you think it was?

I assume you were taught basic geography when at school.
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Old August 14 2013, 02:07 AM   #129
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Err, Indians are Asian. They also constitute something like 1/6 of the human race, so I'm sure there's a fair amount of diversity in their facial features.

I always forget that India is part of Asia. I guess I should has specified East Asian.
And where please tell do you think it was?

I assume you were taught basic geography when at school.
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian:

Asian may also refer to:
In the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand the term usually refers to people from East Asia or Southeast Asia.
In the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth countries, the term refers more frequently to those from South Asia.
It's a simple mistake, one that many, many Americans make all the time, one that reflects the current way that the term "Asian" is understood in the states. When people talk about "Asian" stereotypes, as racist as they are, they are much more likely to refer to people from China, Japan, Korea and perhaps Thailand, Vietnam and other parts of Southeast Asia.

They're usually not referring to people from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey (east of Istanbul), Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the U.A.E. or Uzbekistan, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan or Kazakhstan, all of which are considered to be part of the Asian continent.
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Old August 14 2013, 02:37 AM   #130
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^Not to mention Russia east of the Ural Mountains.
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Old August 14 2013, 03:37 AM   #131
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^Exactly. The tl;dr here is that we're all muddling along with extraordinarily imprecise terms and we've just got to make do with what we've got, and try to be respectful, sensitive and sensible along the way.
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Old August 15 2013, 03:56 AM   #132
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I honestly always kind of thought of India as it's own entity. And it's probably been over a decade since I learned all of that stuff in school. I've learned more geography since I started following international sports 5 or 6 years ago than I did in school.
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