ext_85481: (ST - Kirk/McCoy)
[identity profile] hsavinien.livejournal.com
New ST_D game, ladies (and gentlemen and other)?  I've got an idea for one and could run it. Idea = TOS/XI spawn game. Demora, Joanna, David, Saavik, Peter, etc. at the Academy (handwaves timeline) on a training mission.  No prior characterization required, limited cast (because lordy do we suffer from bloating sometimes), and opportunities for people who were never regular RPers to play without getting overwhelmed.

So: who all would be interested in a one-off this month?  (Feel free to make your handraise anon, if you prefer).
[identity profile] emmypenny.livejournal.com
I think we need a game. Because who actually works when they're at work anyway?

Therefore, I am pleased to inform all of you that you have been accepted to study at the
Enterprise High School of the Visual and Performing Arts.


It's April 5th and the Class of 2012 is looking forward to graduation. Now it's crunch time with finals, prom, and college admissions*. Senior year means BIG THINGS for our students. The annual Senior Showcase is going to happen on May 1st. And with just under a month until the big showcase, the faculty has announced that the student with the best artistic thingy will get a full ride scholarship to the Big Name Artsy College. Now the pressure is on to be the very best like no one ever was and the competition has pitted friend against friend (or has it?).

But with our students having to juggle their regular academic classes with their more specialized courses AND a social life, it's almost like a certain someone has combined the best of Fame and High School Musical: Senior Year. Clearly this means great things for plot our cast.

Suggestions for specialties for the students:
James Kirk: theatre
Leonard McCoy: harp (doctors are good with their hands, harpists are good with their hands IDK JUST GO WITH IT)
Nyota Uhura: voice
Janice Rand: art
Christine Chapel: dance
Montgomery Scott: film
Pavel Chekov: dance
Hikaru Sulu: theatre
Shawn Spock: art**
Gaila Orion: film


So who's overly emotional about their craft? Who creates an extraordinarily eccentric performance piece that leaves everyone else feeling vaguely uncomfortable even though they didn't understand it? Who angsts about no one TRULY UNDERSTANDING THEM? What other artistic stereotypes and high school cliches can we squeeze into this game before it dies? Who drops out? Who turns down an art school to go to a "real" college? MORE IMPORTANTLY: WHO IS DATING WHOM?

So sit down, grab a character and type up their texts, compose their emails, and pass their notes in the middle of class, because

it's high school muuuuuu-siiiiii-caaaaaaaaaaal high school never ends they're gonna live forever, they're gonna learn how to fly high--FAME! it's gonna be totally awesome friendship dies and true love lies

Oh screw it--READY, STEADY, GO!




* do not ask me why they are JUST NOW applying for colleges and auditioning and getting their acceptance letters okay it is ~MAGICAL MOVIE SCHOOL TIMING~ OKAY JUST GO WITH IT.
** I cannot be the only one who thinks "S'chn T'gai" visually resembles "Shawn the Guy," can I? Can I? BUELLER?
ext_85481: (J+W - Indeed)
[identity profile] hsavinien.livejournal.com
From the Sec'y of the Admiralty, His Lordship Admiral Richard Barnett,
In the service of Her Imperial Majesty, Majella Augusta II, Regina Albion and Its Colonies and Protectorates, the Year Imperial 2258.

To Captain Christopher Pike of Her Majesty's Star Ship Enterprise.

Sir,
You are requested and required to assemble your officers and repair to the shipyards of Riverside, Iowa, the British States of America.  Report there to your ship and proceed with all due speed to the Vulcanian System, there to offer aid and comfort to the allies of the Crown.  They have reported unexpected natural disturbances and it is the duty of all officers of the Admiralty to give assistance.  The appropriate intelligence is appended to these orders in a sealed missive not to be opened until HMSS Enterprise is en route to the Vulcanian System.

Yrs,
Admiral Ric. Barnett


***

In a second note, attached:

Pike:
 You have been chosen for this based partly on your own merit and partly on that of your mixed-blood second.  Despite the secrecy, this should not unduly tax your officers, else we would not have such green ensigns within starleagues of such important allies.  I need not say that showing themselves well here can only improve their prospects.  Your radical proposals do your officers as much mischief as they do yourself and I am loath to see such as your translator or that young Hussar damaged by political manoeuverings.  Why you must choose the most embarrassing moments of recent Imperial history to champion, I can make no guess, but I advise you this as a friend.  That madman Kodoss is dead and neither the Crown nor Parliament will thank you for bringing the incident up again.
Behave for the politicals, impress the Vulcanians with Imperial grace and humanitarian ideals, and leave such matters to the social carers.

Yrs. Sincerely,
Ric. Barnett

post script.  I understand that ward of yours is showing himself the rake again.  His mother is a fine officer and his brother a respected voice at the Scientific Academy, but unless young Jas mends his ways, I do not doubt some more talented officer will be seeing him to the surgeon or the undertaker on the blade of a sword or blast of a phase pistol after a duel.

***

Our Heroes:

-On the Enterprise

Christopher Pike, Captain of HMSS Enterprise
Lord Schn-t'gai Spock, Commander of same, son of the Lady Amanda Grayson of Australia & His Lordship Sarek of Vulcan
(Medical) Lieutenant Commander Leonard McCoy, Doctor and surgeon
Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, pilot
Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, diplomatic aide and translator
Lieutenant Gaila Freewoman, mechanical engineer
(Medical) Lieutenant Christine Chapel, Nurse and surgeon
Ensign Pavel Andreievich Chekov, officer of the Rossiyskaya Federatsiya, an Imperial ally nation, on military tactical knowledge exchange
Ensign Caroline McKenna, relief pilot
Midshipwoman Janice Rand, Captain's aide
Midshipman James Kirk, tactical aide, ward of Xpr Pike

-Elsewhere

Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott, currently in disgrace with the former Secretary of the Admiralty, Jon. Archer.  Assigned to Delta Vega, a moon in the Vulcanian System, monitoring geothermal radiation
An Unknown Officer, lost in Time and Space.

***

So...proper diction and manners, no PADDs, steampunk uniforms, and early pulp sci-fi tropes!  Let us commence!
Ideas and resources )
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_samalander/
We are in an old, abandoned Outback Steakhouse outside of Mesltone, Wyoming.

Doors and windows are boarded up. There is a thick layer of dust on every surface.

Because, in reality, this is not an old, abandoned Outback Steakhouse outside of Mesltone, Wyoming.

This is a place between. It is nowhere and yet everywhere. It doesn't even exist that much. But recently doors have been leading here. Doors on ships. Ships, of course, called Enterprise

The bartender, who is there and not there, is polishing glasses. The kitchen is stocked, but cold.

But, why? Why are the doors leading to an old, abandoned Outback Steakhouse outside of Mesltone, Wyoming? Why are people being brought here for only an hour, and then disappearing suddenly?

And are there any cheese fries?
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_samalander/
"Since the days of the first wooden vessels, all ship masters have had one happy privilege: that of uniting two people in the bonds of matrimony."

In TOS, Kirk was happy to marry two of his crewmen. In TNG, when Keiko and O'Brien were getting married, Data worried about finding a gift. So it's not unheard of for crewmen to marry.

Three years into the voyage, after the Narada, two crewmembers, Hikaru Sulu and Pavel Chekov, have decided to take the plunge.

The whole ship is a buzz.

In order to officiate well, Kirk did some researching and found something very, very strange. In the wake of the whole world-saving gig, the crew has become... famous. They're being written about. And not always in flattering ways. In fact, they seem to have developed a fandom.

Of course, no one can contain their curiosity.

So people are sending around snippets of fanfic- from awful to awesome, from G to triple-X.

So- who is shocked by who they're shipped with? Who was a secret member of fandom when they were younger? And who is still writing?

And in the end, do Sulu and Chekov pull it off, or do they decide there's a better ship for them?


Thanks to Bubbles for the inspiration.
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_samalander/
Those of you who are familiar with the TOS episodes might remember the fantastic episode in which the Enterprise comes across a planet with 1920s gangster culture.

So, in gentle reboot fashion, Our Heroes are toddling along, being Heroes and Righting Wrongs and whatnot when they encounter a planet identical to Earth was. In 1969.

Why 1969? Well, my friends. 69 makes me giggle.

Also, 1969 had a lot of important events.
January 20 – Richard Milhous Nixon succeeds Lyndon Baines Johnson as the 37th President of the United States of America.
January 30 – The Beatles give their last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records.
April 4 – Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart.
June 3- British singer Elton John releases his first album, Empty Sky, in the United Kingdom
June 28 – The Stonewall riots in New York City mark the start of the modern gay rights movement in the U.S.
July 20 – Apollo program: The lunar module Eagle lands on the lunar surface. Neil Armstrong takes his first steps on the Moon.
August 9 – Members of a cult led by Charles Manson murder Sharon Tate, (who was 8 months pregnant), and her friends.
September 2 – The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Centre, New York.
October 5 – Monty Python's Flying Circus first airs on BBC One.
November 10 – Sesame Street premieres on the National Educational Television (NET) network.
November 15 – Regular colour television broadcasts begin on BBC1 and ITV in UK.
December 1 – Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.

This was also the year that Women were allowed into the FFA and HIV first hit the United States.


Look at all that. So much that we take for granted. Imagine (all the people? Living side by side?) what a year like that would look like 300 years after, rather than 40. What amuses people, what horrifies them? And what just plain confuses them?
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