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by Voyager989
2018-04-04 09:09pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: "The Coming Storm" - "Undiscovered Frontier" Season 3 (Multiverse Space Opera Crossover)
Replies: 196
Views: 100143

[nUF] Three Reasons to Read Undiscovered Frontier: Origins

Intro “Sidney, we’re living at the moment in history when it all comes together. You see it, don’t you?” “White, I see a lot of things,” the President of Pan-Empyrean replied as he looked out from the visage his personal space station presented. There were glasses of the darkest wine in front of th...
by Voyager989
2017-03-04 05:11pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Fanfiction.net: the good bits
Replies: 383
Views: 277365

Re: Fanfiction.net: the good bits

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11915576/

Those of you who remember Countess Marina's old Star Wars epic-scale fiction may find this Mass Effect/Star Wars crossover to be interesting - and certainly a hefty read.
by Voyager989
2016-04-10 12:44pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Royal Family considers Brexit intervention
Replies: 25
Views: 2627

Re: Royal Family considers Brexit intervention

He's referring to the reserve powers nobody really wants to see used. It's not pretty, and it's not likely to end well, but;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_Aust ... nal_crisis
by Voyager989
2015-06-12 01:54pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Germans don't get the idea of mutal defense
Replies: 98
Views: 5963

Re: Germans don't get the idea of mutal defense

This may be one of the single most offensive, obvious flame-baity, and apparently vendetta serving threads I have ever seen on this site. It's too bad that if Thanas were to lock and move it to the HoS the usual suspects would shout bias until their cum lubricated throats finally got sore. Which is...
by Voyager989
2015-04-06 06:21pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What if the US carriers were all lost at PH/Coral Sea?
Replies: 51
Views: 5229

Re: What if the US carriers were all lost at PH/Coral Sea?

If it comes down to it, the US sends all their CVE's to the Pacific, they activate the XCV program, the Atlantic can wait, the US actually puts 30% of effort into the Pacific rather than the 15% OTL. Japan learns winning can sometimes be a defeat. Also, Japan's invasion of Midway ends hilariously as...
by Voyager989
2015-04-06 12:31am
Forum: History
Topic: DS Barry to be recycled
Replies: 6
Views: 3137

Re: DS Barry to be recycled

Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. The new one will not have a swing span as the old navy yard is long closed. She would in fact be trapped there if not moved before it goes in.
by Voyager989
2015-04-04 09:08pm
Forum: History
Topic: DS Barry to be recycled
Replies: 6
Views: 3137

Re: DS Barry to be recycled

Possible, yes. Going to happen, no. The ship needs a drydocking, and that's a massive up-front cost for anybody who would want her, added to transportation, starting a museum, and all the rest, even if we handwave the Navy's growing dislike of donating warships to people who turn out to not have the...
by Voyager989
2015-03-24 03:07pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: TIE Fighter short movie
Replies: 44
Views: 4886

TIE Fighter short movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN_CP4SuoTU

Those of you who remember seeing short clips of an Empire-focused TIE-fighter based animation of battle scenes these years past?

Well, he finally finished it. ~7.5 mins long.
by Voyager989
2015-02-24 01:39am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ze Germans vill fight to ze last Pole
Replies: 60
Views: 7677

Re: Ze Germans vill fight to ze last Pole

The missile is very expensive on a per round basis, for one. For two, Raytheon's been in talks with all three navies providing a modified missile (they use X vs S band datalinks to their missiles, so a dual-band receiver was required, it has since been developed) and it requires modifications to rad...
by Voyager989
2013-07-11 05:54pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Black Nationalism (Split from Zimmerman Trial)
Replies: 218
Views: 16969

Re: Black Nationalism (Split from Zimmerman Trial)

Is it stereotyping to assert that some Native Americans would prefer to live on reservations? If that's the case, then why are the rural reservation counties in the Plains the ones gaining population, as retirees move back to the land they feel a connection to? If she's talking out of her ass on thi...
by Voyager989
2013-07-11 02:51pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Black Nationalism (Split from Zimmerman Trial)
Replies: 218
Views: 16969

Re: Black Nationalism (Split from Zimmerman Trial)

Well, this seems to have slid pretty far from the opening part of the thread... Duchess is somewhat prone to hyperbole, but that does not detract from the central point of her argument - that the native peoples of the United States are leaders in exploring sustainable production, on the balance (bei...
by Voyager989
2013-05-24 01:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: I-5 Bridge in WA Collapses
Replies: 21
Views: 1533

Re: I-5 Bridge in WA Collapses

Reports stating three taken to hospital, two in stable condition, no fatalities.
by Voyager989
2013-02-28 01:48pm
Forum: History
Topic: Identifying a medal
Replies: 22
Views: 5511

Re: Identifying a medal

Sorry to ask the obvious question - but what does the reverse look like?
by Voyager989
2013-02-22 03:03am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Another year, another whale war. Victory for Sea shepherd
Replies: 142
Views: 5648

Re: Another year, another whale war. Victory for Sea shepher

I'm somehow not sure this is going to play all that well in the Federal District Court in Washington, given the restraining order they're bragging of violating. Bets on where they'll set up shop after the contempt of court sanctions?
by Voyager989
2013-02-06 08:19pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: (TGG) Under a Strange and Dark Sky
Replies: 14
Views: 6075

Re: (TGG) Under a Strange and Dark Sky

19 May 2181 AST [/u] Kanta Narayan was... not dressed as she had on any of her previous sojurns, and drew many fewer looks this time, stepping off the Metro with a sigh - a light pack hung off a shoulder, in sturdy brown leather - inside, what she needed to do the work that had to be tonight, along...
by Voyager989
2013-02-01 03:17am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Daughters of Penthesilea (TGG)
Replies: 9
Views: 3725

Re: Daughters of Penthesilea (TGG)

Eighth day of Skirophorion waning, first year of the three-hundred forty-ninth Olympiad [/u] The woman who came to the Imperial Palace was tall like Theodora was tall, if still slightly shorter; strong, muscular, but in an elegant sort of whipcord way, that nonetheless did not deny enough curves to...
by Voyager989
2013-01-29 11:11am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: "Hold At All Costs" - The Federation Civil War (TG
Replies: 57
Views: 22925

Re: "Hold At All Costs" - The Federation Civil War (TG

If it's the one I think it is, look up Tom Roush's version of The Cumberland('s) Crew.
by Voyager989
2013-01-29 01:23am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: (TGG) Under a Strange and Dark Sky
Replies: 14
Views: 6075

Re: (TGG) Under a Strange and Dark Sky

18 May 2181 AST [/u] The Otreran embassy was... busy. In the main sitting room, there were secretaries and guards moving chairs and tables to the side of the room, and setting up cushions on the floor, backed by the one couch the building had . "Quickly, quickly!" came the sharp words from Zillyah'...
by Voyager989
2013-01-18 12:45am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: (TGG) Under a Strange and Dark Sky
Replies: 14
Views: 6075

Re: (TGG) Under a Strange and Dark Sky

14 May 2181 AST [/u] "Ah... Sister Zillyah?" The Otreran ambassador looked at her secretary, glancing around the doorframe into her office and a seeming a bit nervous as she asked that. "Yes, what is it, Sister Helene?" Ambassador bat Devorah replied with a quizzical look, trying to think just what...
by Voyager989
2013-01-14 10:32pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Daughters of Penthesilea (TGG)
Replies: 9
Views: 3725

Re: Daughters of Penthesilea (TGG)

"Bluntly, Theodora, we have to assume anyone without a family history of service to your family who isn't a Hypaspist is a threat. I know it doesn't make sense, and I can't figure out how, but I have to be paranoid if I am going to keep you alive." The woman speaking from the chair that was barely l...
by Voyager989
2013-01-14 03:32am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Daughters of Penthesilea (TGG)
Replies: 9
Views: 3725

Re: Daughters of Penthesilea (TGG)

Several hours later, Theodora stood alone – with the unadorned sarcophagus, deep in the crypt of the Empresses below the Silver Dawn – the other mourners had left with the hours of deep night, but with a small oil lantern flickering, she kept vigil. “Zee, I... I'm sorry. Arzadokh forgive me, Zee, pl...
by Voyager989
2013-01-13 09:07pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Daughters of Penthesilea (TGG)
Replies: 9
Views: 3725

Re: Daughters of Penthesilea (TGG)

So surged the wild thoughts in her; but the Gods ordained it otherwise. Even now rushed on in terrible anger Peleus' son: he thrust with sudden spear, and on its shaft impaled the body of her tempest-footed steed . . . So that death-ravening spear of Peleus' son clear through the goodly steed rushe...
by Voyager989
2013-01-13 03:58am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Daughters of Penthesilea (TGG)
Replies: 9
Views: 3725

Re: Daughters of Penthesilea (TGG)

Stay, stay thy hands! thou art an Amazon And fightest with the sword of Deborah. -William Shakespeare 29 April, 2178 [/u] The Otrera system: With a burning Class A star at the heart, the six planets of the place, all inhabited, formed a string of pearls, out into the icy blackness of the outer syst...
by Voyager989
2013-01-13 01:42am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Daughters of Penthesilea (TGG)
Replies: 9
Views: 3725

Re: Daughters of Penthesilea (TGG)

If we give them the least hold over us, 'tis all up! their audacity will know no bounds! We shall see them building ships, and fighting sea-fights, like Artemisia; nay, if they want to mount and ride as cavalry, we had best cashier the knights, for indeed women excel in riding, and have a fine. fir...
by Voyager989
2013-01-12 11:19pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Daughters of Penthesilea (TGG)
Replies: 9
Views: 3725

Re: Daughters of Penthesilea (TGG)

26 April, 2178 [/u] "Boringly standard binary, Your Serene Grace...." Dhirisma reported as the probe began sending back data. "Looks good for us to go through." "Send the scouting squadrons through," Tisara ordered calmly.... "Condition One, shields up." The bridge lights flared as the usual precau...