May 12th, 2009

myriad universes

some more Trek reviews

Back in this post I linked to Josh Edelglass's "Motion Pictures Comics" site, including some reviews he did of recent Trek fiction. Josh himself e-mailed me to let me know about two more reviews, of Star Trek: Shards and Shadows and the two Star Trek: Myriad Universes volumes.

Money quote regarding A Gutted World in MyrU: Echoes and Refractions:
The myriad Trek references enables the reader to have a lot of fun extrapolating for ourselves how these familiar characters arrived at the place where we meet them in this alternate universe. It is apparent that Mr. DeCandido has given very careful thought to the many ripple effects that the Cardassians never leaving Bajor would cause as the events that were chronicled in the seven seasons of DS9 unfolded in this universe. ... Absolutely phenomenal.
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Star Trek: it could've been worse.....

Post Modern Barney presents other people's reinterpretations of Star Trek, including Brian Michael Bendis, Joss Whedon, J.K. Rowling, P.G. Wodehouse, and a bunch of others.

The Wodehouse is my favorite:
This business with Spock and the Ponn Farr, you know. Bally rummy. I was trotting down the deck with Leonard “Bones” McCoy, and everything seemed to be all boomps-a-daisy. As I may have mentioned once or twice before in these memoirs of mine, whenever Spock was around, young Nurse Christine “Biffy” Chapel had a bit of a birds-tweeting around her head expression, but for Spock there was not even a touch of the old hey-nonny-nonny and a hot-cha-cha.

Go. Read. Laugh.

Thanks to fellow Trek scribe Andy Mangels for the link....
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Tuesday's dead

Back from the ENT. The good news is the strep is aaaaaaaalllllll gone. The doctor declared my throat "beautiful," a far cry from the disaster area it was last week. The bad news is that I've got a nasty-ass case of acid reflux. The doc gave me AcipHex for a few days and a scrip for something stronger once that runs out, and referred me to another doctor to see if this doesn't go away.

I suspect it's the hiatal hernia making an antibiotic-induced comeback. *sigh*

The pill has had some effect -- the reflux/hiccups are still present, but much more muted. We'll see how it goes the rest of the day.

The plan for the rest of the day is to rest and write, in that order (I've gotten fucking little sleep the last week, so the former is the greater need), and if I feel up to it at 6.45, go to karate for the first time in over a fortnight. We Shall See.
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Schott's Miscellany 11 May 2009

Spencer Perceval, the first and only British Prime Minister to be assassinated, died (1812)


"If a mustache is worn, it is to be trimmed and not below the line of the lower lip. Beards and whiskers are only to be worn with authority, which will usually be granted only on medical or religious grounds, or where tradition permits. The appearance of the beard and whiskers is to be neat and tidy."

[Queen's Regulations, 1975]

VERTICORDIOUS--turning the heart
"Ishbel found the poem unbearably verticordious."
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