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Just mild-mannered blogger & podcaster! Fighting a never-ending battle for fandoms & sharing all my misadventures in life.

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March 2016

Star Trek Book Challenge 47: Q-In-Law (Star Trek: The Next Generation #18)

What is a Q?
It’s a letter of the alphabet, as far as I know.
โ€“ย Worf and Tasha Yar, 2364 (“All Good Things…“)
Oh Q… He has to be one of my favorite characters from TNG. For those who don’t know who Q is: Q is a highly powerful entity from a race called omnipotent, godlike beings also known as The Q.
star-trek-enterprise-animated-gif-21The Q were a seemingly omnipotent and immortal species who inhabited the Q Continuum, possessing the ability of instantaneous matter-energy transformation and teleportation, as well as the ability of time travel. The Q had control over space, time, matter, and energy. (VOY: “Q2“) In addition, Q spectacularly claimed to possess an IQ of 2005. (TNG: “Deja Q“) They didn’t make official contact with the Federation until 2364, when the crew of the USS Enterprise-D met “Q”. (TNG: “Encounter at Farpoint“) At least one Q, acting on his own, had intervened and influenced Human affairs since at least the time of Isaac Newton. (VOY: “Death Wish“)
Q-In-Law (Star Trek: The Next Generation #18) by Peter David is more of a romantic comedy.. In a weird Q way that is. It’s a really light story line and moves along quickly, so if anyone is looking for a “real” story driven plot. This isn’t it. Now having said that! The cast of characters that were used in this book seemed a little off. Almost out of character for a lot of them, all tho the use of Wesley, Riker and Troi were well done. Q is always great haha. The made story line goes like this:
76894Two powerful rival families of the spacefaring merchant race called the Tizarin are to be joined through marriage, and the U.S.S. Enterprise is chosen as the site for the wedding. Captain Picard is pleased by the happy duty, but his pleasure is cut short by the arrival of the Federation delegate from Betazed, Lwaxana Troi, the mother of ship’s counsellor, Deanna Troi. Despite Lwaxana Troi’s romantic overtures toward the captain, the celebration seems to go smoothly until the situation is further complicated by the arrival of the notorious and all powerful being called Q, who has come to examine and challenge the human concept of love. The festivities are thrown into turmoil, the powerful Tizarin families are on the verge of war, and Lwaxana Troi is determined to teach Q a lesson in love that he will never forget.
So if you happen to find of a copy of this novel, I say give it a read. It’s great for a laugh that’s for sure.
He’s devious and amoral and unreliable and irresponsible and… and definitely not to be trusted.
โ€“ย Jean-Luc Picard, 2367 (“Qpid“)

Aventure Time At Book Stores

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The first store was kinda a bust. Not much in the way of books ๐Ÿ“š. At least the books I’m into.. Altho I was rather close to adding more Trek to my Book Challenge, lucky I didn’t. I found I already had a lot of these books already. I wanted to look and r what they had in the way of Star Wars… Sadly not much.

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That’s it…. Two shelves.. No more, no less haha ๐Ÿ˜‚. So after we headed to another book store called Escape Fiction. Oh my God! I think I found my new favorite shop ๐Ÿ˜†. There were so many books I wanted to get. I’ll have to wait till next pay day. But I did get one book by R. A. Salvatore called Siege of Darkness.

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I have a feeling that there is going to be a part two to this adventure.

It Came!

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I ordered this map of Middle Earth about a month ago haha. Almost forgot it really. But the quality is amazing, is not printed on paper. It’s cloth ๐Ÿ˜ฒ! Everything is spelled currently and easy to read. Now I just need to find a frame that would fit it ๐Ÿ˜†.

Loot Crate Is Here! VS Theme

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So this month Loot Crate is here and theme is “VS”. We have a nice mix of Star Trek, DC & Marvel comics ๐Ÿ’ญ to Aliens vs. Predator. I rather enjoy the Daredevil beanie that can be reversed into the Punisher skull ๐Ÿ’€. The comic book wasn’t to bad. I like the art work and story line. Had me laughing at some points. Alot better than some of the other ones in the past. The crate was a little smaller this month. But it had alot more usable stuff this go around.

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WTF Starbucks?

Learn to spell people’s names. It’s not that hard! If you didn’t know. Ask! Beside…. “Jason” can’t be that hard to spell. Oops wait! Evidently it is…

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JasEn… Jasen….. WTF? She can’t spell my name. But she can write Spock or Captain Kirk no problem.

Much needed TableTop

To get things going again. We did a round of Smash Up, I have to say I love this game haha.

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Star Trek Book Challenge 46: Deep Domain (Star Trek: The Original Series #33)

We have Deep Domain (Star Trek: The Original Series #33) by Howard Weinstein.

This novel has a heavy tune/theme of Voyage Home and the story line falls into the same timeline of the first four movies of Star Trek. Over all the story is great and is typical of most TOS novels. But there are a few plot holes and the characters were a little off. I had some problems with Kirk. It wasn’t your typical Kirk in this story, almost like the author didn’t know his history to well. But over all it’s a great book and i found myself over looking the problems that story had.

1263587A routine diplomatic visit to the water-world of Akkalla becomes a nightmarish search for a missing Spock and Chekov, a search that plunges Admiral Kirk headlong into a corrupt government’s desperate struggle to retain power.

For both a Federation Science outpost and Akkalla’s valiant freedom fighters have begun uncovering the ancient secrets hidden beneath her tranquil oceans. Secrets whose exposure may even mean civil war for the people of Akkalla, and death for the crew of the Starship Enterprise.

If you find yourself with a copy of this book, read it! It works really well the theme that was set in the movies. Like STAR TREK: PROBE (Star Trek: The Originalย Series).

 

Happy Slytherin Pride Day!

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