Rock Jockeys: "Gold-Plated Trouble"

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by TheLoneRedshirt, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. TheLoneRedshirt

    TheLoneRedshirt Commodore Commodore

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    Hi Cam, good to hear from you! Glad you like the story. I haven't done any writing in recent months for myriad reasons, mostly a lack of time and the well of imagination has run dry.
     
  2. admiralelm11

    admiralelm11 Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm really sorry to hear that, TLR. I am really going to miss your work. You laid the foundation for a series of stories that I really fell in love with. I really loved your characters and the situations that you created for them. I really hope that your Muse returns to you soon to refresh the Well of Ideas that you draw from.

    Admiral Elm 11 a.k.a. Captain Universe

    :wah:
     
  3. CamSPD

    CamSPD Ensign Newbie

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    I'm sorry to hear your muse took off on a permanent vacation, TLR. Hopefully she'll come to her senses and realize she can't live without you (not to mention can help you find the time to create more magic).

    I hope you don't mind my opening a hailing frequency in your story thread, but I've frankly no other way of contacting you. The thing is, I'm trying to get back into fan fiction myself, because I love to read it and write it, and that includes the 11th Fleet universe. It's not going to be so much a shared community like it was before, but those of us who created characters for it love them so much we want to keep writing for them. Myself, Kahless, and Miranda Fave have all agreed to keep our writing interconnected even while we do our own thing (kind of like the UT 'verse, I believe), and in the case of myself and Fave, that includes a Border Patrol squadron.

    To that end, we need just a smidgen of info from you. No one could remember what squadron the Bluefin was in, only that she operated in/near the Molari Badlands. Fave thought it was the 7th under Bateson, but my squadron is the 7th. I am afraid I don't recall if you moved Bluefin to another squadron for the 11th Fleet 'verse or not, and given that Cap has expressed an interest in attempting a BP vessel to give his own Muse a kick in the arse, we wanted to respect your creation of the Border Patrol by not having him pick the same squadron as you or anyone else (Bry Sinclair/3rd, Miranda Fave/6th, myself/7th). Fave said that even if Bluefin's squadron was never the 7th, you probably wouldn't mind if Cap chose the same one as you or not. And while I agreed...

    ...it's a respect thing. You're the creator of the Border Patrol and you're allowing other writers to take what you've built and run away with it in their own directions. Thus, no one takes the Bluefin's squadron. I'll even pick another one if I have to.

    So there ya have it. Again, I really hope that someday you can get back into writing again, for your own entertainment and yes, for ours -- because you are a superbly talented writer.
     
  4. TheLoneRedshirt

    TheLoneRedshirt Commodore Commodore

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    Admiral Elm- thank you for your kind comments. While it's true that I am on a prolonged hiatus, I sincerely hope it's not permanent. I hope to at least wrap up several orphaned story lines that remain unfinished and adrift.

    Cam - again, I hope this hiatus is not permanent but I have tried to force stories to completion in the past and regretted it. Best to let things lie dormant until the winds shift my way again.

    As to the 11th Fleet version of the Bluefin, feel free to attach it to any squadron you like. I use the 7th Squadron for United Trek but in alternate universes it can be put anywhere. I was going to PM you with more details but your messaging isn't set up yet. I think you have to have more posts here or something.

    Thanks!
    TLR
     
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  5. CamSPD

    CamSPD Ensign Newbie

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    This is true -- creativity can't be forced. I've tried it myself and never much liked the result. Definitely keep chillin' and I'm sure the Muse will return. Probably when you least expect her to.

    While this is true, I feel like you deserve to be proprietary over your ship's origins. I could certainly say that Bluefin's still apart of the 7th (I'd get to mention Melody Akinola!, lol), but it doesn't feel right to me. She's your ship. I'll think on it.

    This is strange indeed. Because I see a "Send Message" link under Admiral Elm's name when I visit his profile, but I don't see one under yours when I go to your profile page. If it was simply a mtter of post numbers, how come I can message him but not you? Oh well. Too bad your account at TOT11F was deleted (not by me). The boards are still up atm even if they're not active, and you could PM me there. That way we don't clog up your story thread anymore.
     
  6. TheLoneRedshirt

    TheLoneRedshirt Commodore Commodore

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    Cam - message for you at TOT11F. (I opened a new account. Not sure what happened to my old one? :confused: )
     
  7. CamSPD

    CamSPD Ensign Newbie

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    Thanks, TLR! I seriously have no idea what happened to it, either. All i know is I looked one day and it registered as deleted.
     
  8. admiralelm11

    admiralelm11 Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm glad to hear that both of you were able to find some form of communication. I'll stop hijacking the post and we can return to our regular station.

    Same Border Dog Station at the same Border Dog Time.

    Go, Border Dogs! :bolian: