This comic book proves itself to be a compelling read with great illustrations to go along with DeCandido’s writing. It is very clear that he is a seasoned vet on Star Trek and knows what he’s talking about.
I actually managed to reconstruct everything I did last night. *phew*
Tomorrow, I'll tackle the rest of the chapter (some of which is already written, thankfully).
I also discovered that there's some of Fernando Furukawa's sketch work on TokyoPop's web site, specifically his character sketches for the five main characters of Volume 1. Because I'm a swell guy, I'm putting them here:
...which is the only reason why I haven't killed her.
When Aoki's out of food, she lets her humans know about it--usually by meowing a lot and knocking things over. This can be irksome at 7.30am when you didn't fall asleep until 4am, even more so when there's plenty of food in the bowl. But it's Friskies wet food--which we got as a treat--instead of the usual Purina E/N dry food that they eat 95% of the time. We were out of E/N--the plan was to get more this afternoon--but that was what Aoki wanted.
At 10, after being awakened three fucking times and having half my room knocked over, I threw some clothes on, went to the vet, and bought more E/N. Then, at last, I could sleep.
Which I did until 1.45, missing fighting class. Sigh.
Seriously, I was there along with Postmaster General John E. Potter, General Arthur Lichte USAF, Paula William Madison (an executive vice president at NBC Universal), John Kilcullen (the creator of the "For Dummies" books), Steve McGuinness (the managing director of Goldman Sachs), John M. Fahey (president & CEO of National Geographic), and Joe Lauria (UN correspondent for The Wall Street Journal).
All those folks, and Star Trek novel-writing me. *shakes head*
The Young Men's Christian Association was founded by George Williams in London (1844)
WEATHER PROGNOSTICATIONS #1
From The Every-Day Book, 1825-26 by William Hone
Before storms kine and also sheep assemble at one corner of the field, and are observed to turn all their heads toward the quarter from whence the wind doth not blow.
The appearance of sea gulls, petrels, or other sea fowl in the inlands, indicates stormy weather.
In fine weather the bat is observed to continue flying about very late of an evening.
When the raven is observed early in the morning at a great height in the air, soaring round and round, and uttering a hoarse croaking sound, we may be sure the day will be fine, and may conclude the weather is about to clear and become fair.
The loud and clamorous quackling of ducks, geese, and other water-fowl, is a sign of rain.
Before rain swine appear very uneasy, and rub in the dust, as do cocks and hens.
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)