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Old May 6 2012, 12:19 AM   #1
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MAY 2012 CHALLENGE - Out Of Uniform

No, I don’t mean its Kirk’s Naked Yeoman Day .

Since the entry I won with was about civilians in space, I thought I would challenge others to abandon Starfleet and venture out into the unknown as just you average Federation citizen.

What’s it like to be an archaeologist exploring the tomb of an ancient space-faring species, or a diplomat heading out to try and quell a squabble before it escalates into something more dangerous, or perhaps a merchant trying to make a living in brand new market, or a pioneer colonists setting foot on their new home for the first time?

The series exposed us to more than a few civvies over the years, or maybe you have someone from your own fanfic you want to delve into, whichever way you want to go is acceptable. But it can’t be a Starfleeter on leave or anything like that.

Now for some rules:
- A limit of 8000 words
- No crossovers
- It must be your own original works
- Closing date: Thursday 31st May @ 2100 GMT

Good luck.
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Old May 6 2012, 12:39 AM   #2
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Re: MAY 2012 CHALLENGE - Out Of Uniform

Does it have to be about Federation citizens or are civilians from other political entities allowed, too?
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Old May 6 2012, 07:02 AM   #3
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Re: MAY 2012 CHALLENGE - Out Of Uniform

Any species/race/culture is allowed, so long as the characters aren't in the military.
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Old May 8 2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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Re: MAY 2012 CHALLENGE - Out Of Uniform

Okay, I've got an idea for this one if I can find the time to write it.

One question - can any of the characters be former Starfleet as long as they are civilians in the story?

Oh, and thanks for killing the naked Yeoman idea. Darn it.
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Old May 8 2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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Re: MAY 2012 CHALLENGE - Out Of Uniform

No Naked Yeoman? Well, there goes the idea with Rand...
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Old May 8 2012, 05:28 PM   #6
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Re: MAY 2012 CHALLENGE - Out Of Uniform

TheLoneRedshirt wrote: View Post
...One question - can any of the characters be former Starfleet as long as they are civilians in the story?....
That's my question as well.
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Old May 8 2012, 06:44 PM   #7
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Re: MAY 2012 CHALLENGE - Out Of Uniform

Characters can be former Starfleet, so long as they have left it behind.

TheLoneRedshirt wrote: View Post
Oh, and thanks for killing the naked Yeoman idea. Darn it.
Of course, if you want your civvie running around in the buff then by all means go for it!
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Old May 22 2012, 06:00 PM   #8
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Re: MAY 2012 CHALLENGE - Out Of Uniform

So, is anyone working on anything?
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Old May 22 2012, 08:15 PM   #9
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I have a draft, will probably get it posted by the end of the week.
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Old May 22 2012, 11:45 PM   #10
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I have a draft done, just need to type it up and revise.
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Old May 23 2012, 12:03 AM   #11
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Cool, sounds good. I was beginning to get worried.
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Old May 24 2012, 02:51 PM   #12
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Re: MAY 2012 CHALLENGE - Out Of Uniform

First challenge entry for this month, Local Flavor -

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=177034

I hope you like it.
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Old May 28 2012, 12:54 AM   #13
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Here is my humble effort. Hope you like it!

Aelwyd - 'Out of Uniform' May 2012 Challenge Entry

Familiarity with my Pathfinder series would be nice but not necessary - this story takes place several years before the events of Pathfinder.

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