Couple of covers for Upcoming Trek

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Man of Steel, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Deranged Nasat

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    Because in Andorian culture each of the genders is symbolically tied to an "element" that they are supposed to sybolically channel, embody, whatever. Chan are Stars, Zhen Earth, Thaan Fire and Shen Water.

    So Shar can't be an airbender, he's a starbender. ;)

    It was just a silly throwaway comment. Pay no heed to my whimsy :)
     
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  2. Christopher

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    Huh? According to what?
     
  3. ares93

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    seconded. haven't heard that either. but its an interesting theory nonetheless
     
  4. Deranged Nasat

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    The Tale of the Breaking, in Worlds of DS9: "Paradigm". Sort of. They have elemental guardians who embody their supposed gender traits. Okay, so it's not quite equivalent (maybe my description above is a little inaccurate), but it made an amusing joke (well, amusing to me) :).


    "To one shall be given wisdom to be a protector--the cunning warrior who shall fight for the future.

    "To another shall be given strength, providing a foundation upon which the others can build.

    "One shall be given blood, the river of life that shall flow among the others, providing nurture and sustenance when the flesh longs to yield.

    "And to the last shall be given passion, for the flame of desire will bring change to the others and warm them when the chill is bitterest."

    So Thirishar became four: Charaleas became wisdom; Zheusal became strength; Shanchen became blood; Thirizaz became passion. Together, the four are the First Kin.

    Uzaveh banished the four to the farthest reaches of the kingdom and upon seeing them there, so far from the Thrones and utterly alone, appointed for each a guardian.

    For Thirizaz, the Fire Daemon fed the soul-consuming passion. Loving Shanchen became a vessel for the Water Spirit, forever bound to the Eternal love flowing from Uzaveh's Throne. For strong Zheusal, Earth became protector. For wise Charaleas, the Stars became guides, their light defying darkest night.

    Curse my odd sense of humour! :) But Shar is a starbender not an airbender. Though hopefully the sex problem isn't so bad that he's the only one left... ;)
     
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  5. Christopher

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    I don't think it would make sense for the ancient Andorians to have considered "stars" an element, because they're not a substance you can do anything with. More likely they would've considered Light to be the elemental principle in question.
     
  6. Deranged Nasat

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    That's a good point.

    :lol: Okay, he's the Last Lightbender.

    Another crisis resolved! :p
     
  7. Man of Steel

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    Hey Nasat, were you at my party last night? Seems like you drank one to many. ;)
     
  8. Deranged Nasat

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    :lol:

    My sense of humour is a bit odd, I admit.:)

    For what it's worth, I did post while drunk once. It was quite fun. Maybe I'll do it again some time...
     
  9. Man of Steel

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    Seems like you did it now. :)
     
  10. JonnyQuest037

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    Glad to hear. Hope the final art grabs me a bit more. Still looking forward to the book in any event.
     
  11. kkozoriz1

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    I wouldn`t mind it if it looked more like an hourglass.
     
  12. Therin of Andor

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    The original cover of Bantam's "Death's Angel" had an hourglass on it.
     
  13. kkozoriz1

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    Yes, but with other figures as well. I'm thinking more of a grouping of stars in the shape of an hourglass, not a figure of death with one filled with sand.
     
  14. Christopher

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    ^It's a moot point, because that's not the actual cover, and I'm fairly certain it doesn't even resemble the actual cover art in progress. It's just a piece of filler art for the catalog.
     
  15. ares93

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    ^well, either way, it looks great.

    OFT: i've already pre-ordered watching the clock and the typhoon series.
     
  16. Lonemagpie

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    It does need the TARDIS flying in it, though...
     
  17. King Daniel Beyond

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    It's Typhon Pact with one "o"!!! :klingon:

    (Erm...that's in reference to someone's typo on the first page. I somehow missed the other two :lol:)
     
  18. Rosalind

    Rosalind TrekLit's Dr Rose Mod Admiral

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    :bolian::bolian: THAT is a story I want to read, and it's a perfect match. What would the DTI think of the Doctor? we know the Doctor will think they are amateurs. :D
     
  19. Deranged Nasat

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    ^ The man's a menace! You thought Kirk was a problem, he's nothing compared to this guy. ;)
     
  20. Lonemagpie

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    All I'm saying is, compare and contrast:

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/dUMkFm5K9eQ/0.jpg

    http://www.aldenbates.com/g/noowho1.jpg

    http://www.currybet.net/images/articles/2009/2001/doctorwho_titles.jpg

    with

    http://catalog.simonandschuster.com/Covers/9781451606256.jpg

    I mean, I knew I'd be reading it to the accompaniment of Murray Gold's music anyway...