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Trek Literature "...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

View Poll Results: Rate 2012 in Trek lit
Outstanding 11 22.92%
Above average 30 62.50%
Average 5 10.42%
Below average 1 2.08%
Poor 1 2.08%
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Old January 13 2013, 02:47 AM   #46
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Re: Rate 2012 in Trek lit

^The point is, it's not the labels that are important. You're taking them too literally. Ultimately it's a 5-point rating system, regardless of what labels you use. Just think of it as "4 stars" or "B" or whatever you want. The important thing is the position, not the description.
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Old January 14 2013, 06:23 AM   #47
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Or Black Country - from good to bad...

Bostin
Natty
Codge
Riffy
I really want the next novel poll to use this one, just for the fun of all of us from the rest of the world trying to figure out what the hell they mean!!

("Riffy" sounds to my ear like it should be the best of the four, not the worst...)
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Old January 15 2013, 10:14 PM   #48
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Relayer1 wrote: View Post
Or Black Country - from good to bad...

Bostin
Natty
Codge
Riffy
I really want the next novel poll to use this one, just for the fun of all of us from the rest of the world trying to figure out what the hell they mean!!

("Riffy" sounds to my ear like it should be the best of the four, not the worst...)
You know, those all sound like good names for redshirts!

"Captain! The aliens . . . they killed Bostin and Natty and Codge!"
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Old January 15 2013, 10:28 PM   #49
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Re: Rate 2012 in Trek lit

Avro Arrow wrote: View Post
Relayer1 wrote: View Post
Or Black Country - from good to bad...

Bostin
Natty
Codge
Riffy
I really want the next novel poll to use this one, just for the fun of all of us from the rest of the world trying to figure out what the hell they mean!!

("Riffy" sounds to my ear like it should be the best of the four, not the worst...)
^ I had the same thought about riffy. I think it might be because it seems close to nifty.
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Old January 15 2013, 10:48 PM   #50
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Re: Rate 2012 in Trek lit

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
Avro Arrow wrote: View Post
Relayer1 wrote: View Post
Or Black Country - from good to bad...

Bostin
Natty
Codge
Riffy
I really want the next novel poll to use this one, just for the fun of all of us from the rest of the world trying to figure out what the hell they mean!!

("Riffy" sounds to my ear like it should be the best of the four, not the worst...)
You know, those all sound like good names for redshirts!

"Captain! The aliens . . . they killed Bostin and Natty and Codge!"
Greg, please, be my guest ! They're all in common usage and couldn't possibly be subject to any copyright issues.

For reference -

Bostin' - short for 'bosting' meaning brilliant, fantastic etc. For example,' 'Ar, t'was a bostin' pint'...yes, that was an excellent beer.
Natty - good, nice, stylish.
Codge - messed up but functional, such as a slapdash repair that won't last. Bodge is another version, I.e. a real bodge job.
Riffy - poor, worn out, dirty, unkempt or unpleasant.

As an aside (and from memory), Ian Edgington who lives not far from me, included a couple of nods to The Black Country in his SCE story Caveat Emptor.

Edit - just checked ;

The character names Ainoc and Aylai are taken (and thinly disguised) from black country folklore/humour, where if ever 'one man said to another' it is Aynuk said to Ayli'. The names are actually Enoch and Eli pronounced in the Black Country dialect.

Also there is another character named Brumm, which is a shortened form of Brummagem, the Black Country name/pronunciation of neighbouring city Birmingham.

I know, too much information...

Anyway, I look forward to seeing Bostin, Natty and Codge at some point in the future
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Old January 16 2013, 07:35 PM   #51
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Re: Rate 2012 in Trek lit

I have read the following novels this year:
Plagues the Night
Raise the Dawn
The Eternal Tide
The Persistence of Memory
and am working on Silent Weapons

I thought all of them were excellent but TOS novels just don't really interest me and Titan managed to lose me somewhere along the way also so I went with Above Average.
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