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Old January 5 2008, 05:59 AM   #76
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Re: Sword of Damocles -- comments & opinions ****SPOILERS***

RedJack said:
Pava got a nod specifically because a fan of the TITAN series emailed me and asked that she please get some face time.
Yes, I know! They beat me to asking the same thing!

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and I'm glad people like Modan. She's awesome
Hey, was Kory/Starfire of "New Titans" an inspiration? Not only tall and golden but weird eyes? I had her in my head, and then - what a surprise when the novel got going!
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Old January 5 2008, 06:20 AM   #77
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RedJack said:
Pava got a nod specifically because a fan of the TITAN series emailed me and asked that she please get some face time.

I loved the Academy comics and hope others do more with her than I did. Yay, Pava!
The same fan e-mailed me, and I was able to let him know that Pava will be seen again in the final book of the Destiny trilogy. I'll try to remember to mention that she's an Andorian shan.
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Old January 5 2008, 06:44 AM   #78
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Too cool!
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Old January 5 2008, 08:13 AM   #79
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Re: Sword of Damocles -- comments & opinions ****SPOILERS***

The inspiration for Ensign Y'Lira Modan and for Captain Y'Lira Medoxa (same creche, same basic attributes) is the lovely Angela Bassett. But, if you see Princess Koriand'r, by all means, consider hers to be the correct appearance.

That's the best thing about these books anyway. It's all in your miiiiiinnnnnnnd!
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Old January 5 2008, 08:24 AM   #80
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David Mack said:
RedJack said:
Pava got a nod specifically because a fan of the TITAN series emailed me and asked that she please get some face time.

I loved the Academy comics and hope others do more with her than I did. Yay, Pava!
The same fan e-mailed me, and I was able to let him know that Pava will be seen again in the final book of the Destiny trilogy. I'll try to remember to mention that she's an Andorian shan.
Oh dear. I hope she makes it out alive!
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Old January 5 2008, 08:29 AM   #81
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Re: Sword of Damocles -- comments & opinions ****SPOILERS***

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That's the best thing about these books anyway. It's all in your miiiiiinnnnnnnd!
My therapist said the same thing.
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Old January 5 2008, 11:48 AM   #82
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Re: Sword of Damocles -- comments & opinions ****SPOILERS***

RedJack said:
Pava got a nod specifically because a fan of the TITAN series emailed me and asked that she please get some face time.

I loved the Academy comics and hope others do more with her than I did. Yay, Pava!
David Mack said:
The same fan e-mailed me, and I was able to let him know that Pava will be seen again in the final book of the Destiny trilogy. I'll try to remember to mention that she's an Andorian shan.
As the fan in question, I'd like to thank both of you (as well as Mangels and Martin) for giving my favorite Andorian life beyond the comics. Things like this are the reason I love the current Trek lit as much as I do.

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Oh dear. I hope she makes it out alive!
Uh oh. What have I done?!?
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Old January 6 2008, 12:58 AM   #83
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Re: Sword of Damocles -- comments & opinions ****SPOILERS***

Minor nitpick - she's not a shan, she's a shen.

Not being aware of her beyond her Titan appearances, may I ask what the big deal is about Pava that makes everyone want to see her again?
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Old January 6 2008, 01:10 AM   #84
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^My love of the old Starfleet Academy comics, which were cancelled pre-maturely. SA is one of my top three original to fiction Star Trek concepts, right behind Vanguard and New Frontier. (I don't really consider post finale DS9 to be "original to fiction", else it would rank at the top).

To be honest, I would react the same way if any of the old SA characters popped up (Excluding Nog, of course. I expect him to show up), but Pava was by far (IMHO) the most dynamic and interesting of the squad.

I geeked out when M&M put a reference to Omega Squad and one of their adventures in Mission Gamma: Cathedral.
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Old January 6 2008, 02:57 AM   #85
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Right, shen, got it. Fortunately, that sort of error is usually caught by my editor fairly early in the process...
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Old January 6 2008, 05:14 AM   #86
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Well, as much as I have great love and respect for all at Pocket, that editor wasn't doing his job on SoD, as I pointed out above. It was only about a dozen mistakes, granted, but that's still way above what I've come to expect.
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Old January 6 2008, 06:15 AM   #87
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^ Well, fortunately, I am also calling upon a brain trust of beta-readers for the Destiny trilogy, to make sure that what I'm doing tracks with what they've done in past novels and are planning to do in future books. So, let's hope that my solicited peer review helps a bit on that front.
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Old January 6 2008, 06:54 AM   #88
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Not being aware of her beyond her Titan appearances, may I ask what the big deal is about Pava that makes everyone want to see her again?


'Nuff said?
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Old January 6 2008, 06:58 AM   #89
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^ Actually, I'd like to know if that's the 'before' or 'after' panel...

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^ Actually, I'd like to know if that's the 'before' or 'after' panel...
Her hair's not mussed up.
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