MESSAGE FROM TRAMPLEDAMAGE Annoyingly I can't figure out a way to move @MadeIndescribable's first post in this thread to the beginning. These are the posts from the Control thread. As I've said before, why is it huge? The vast majority of Star Trek stories have not involved the Romulans in any way. So why is it suddenly impossible to do Trek literature that doesn't address the Romulan situation? Yes, there are certain areas that would have to be avoided and tiptoed around, but it's a big galaxy with plenty of other stuff going on. I mean, TNG revealed in its fourth year that the Federation had been at war with the Cardassians up until a year previously -- but the first three years of TNG gave no hint that such a war was going on. Of course, that's because it was a massive retcon, but it shows that there's precedent for the galaxy being big enough that a major astropolitical situation in one part of the quadrant can go unaddressed in years' worth of stories dealing with other parts of the quadrant.