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The USS Daedalus is a Rhode Island class vessel serving Bravo Fleet's Task Force 38. She is currently en route to the Raeyan Sector under her captain, Commander Maenad Panne. This is an all original character cast crewing the Rhode Island class science vessel Daedalus, on her mission to explore the Delta Quadrant. We are looking for good, enthusiastic writers to help take up the mantle at any one of our open spots. We have dozens of open positions available for the picking. We invite anyone with an enthusiasm for writing, roleplaying and Star Trek to join us.

OPEN POSITIONS: Chief of the Boat, Assistant Chief Medical Officer, Assistant Chief Science Officer. A number of specialist positions are available in the science and medical departments, please send us an email if you'd like us to create a custom position that isn't currently on our manifest.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please check out our rules, and our NOVA guide. P.S If you do make up an alien species, you can write up a detailed medical/cultural blurb on them and we will add it to our Wiki. We don't prefer made-up species unless they're well detailed, so please keep that in mind!

That's that! If you have any questions, concerns or ideas for your character that might not be represented well on the manifest, feel free to contact us. Please take a look at our sim wiki for information all about different Star Trek species, languages, items and uniforms, Alpha and Delta Quadrant maps, and more.

CURRENT MISSION: The Way of the Light (2)
POSTS: Read our posts
RULES: We're really not that bad, promise!
NOVA GUIDE: How to use the Nova system
PERSONNEL: Writers/character biographies
SIM WIKIPEDIA: Uniforms, languages, species, maps, etc!

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The DAEDALUS needs you!

Welcome to the USS Daedalus. This is an all original character cast crewing the Rhode-island-class science vessel Daedalus, on her mission to explore the Delta Quadrant. We are looking for good, enthusiastic writers to help take up the mantle at any one of our open spots. We have dozens of open positions available for the picking, so make sure to check us out! This roleplay is for anyone who is interested in Trek continuity, who enjoys writing and who is an active participant in collaborative writing. This roleplay uses the very intuitive Nova software to make writing between multiple people simple and fun. If you love Star Trek, roleplaying and writing, the Daedalus is for you.

Under the command of accomplished scientist and scholar, the eccentric Commander Maenad Panne and determined first officer Zia Shassun lead the Daedalus and its diverse crew into the unknown. Their mission is to seek out new life and new civilisations in the barely-charted Delta Quadrant while avoiding the countless predators that will undoubtedly try to kill them. In a region of space where Starfleet is small and regulations are more ideas to aspire toward than commandments, the Daedalus frequently improvises what's best as it fumbles its way through the stars.

Current mission! » Rules! » Personnel (Writers)! » Roleplay information! » Enlist today!

"It is the invariable lesson to humanity that distance in time, and in space as well, lends focus. It is not recorded, incidentally, that the lesson has ever been permanently learned."
~ Isaac Asimov
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The GALILEO needs you!

Welcome to the USS Galileo, a Star Trek roleplay set in the year 2389. This is an all original character cast crewing the Nova-class science vessel Galileo, on her missions throughout the galax. We are looking for writers to help take up the mantle at any one of our open posts. We have dozens of open positions available for the picking, so make sure to check us out! This roleplay is for anyone who is interested in the Trek continuity, who enjoys writing and active participation in a roleplay. This roleplay uses the very intuitive Nova software to make writing between multiple people simple and fun. If you love Star Trek, roleplaying and writing, the Galileo is for you.

These are the voyages of the starship Galileo. Her mission, to explore strange, new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations.
To study spacial rifts, wormholes, and time fluxes. To develop and test the latest cutting-edge technologies.
To observe and catalog new life forms...even though they might be slimy and look kind of disgusting....
To boldly go where no research vessel has gone before!

Current mission! » Rules! » Personnel (Writers)! » Roleplay information! » Enlist today!

"Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so."
~ Galileo Galilei
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This week I met a guy at work who has a tattoo of Carnage on his leg, and a page from Sin City on his upper arm (complete with a frame of text around it, "Worth killing for. Worth dying for. Worth going to hell for. Amen.")

What are some of your favorite geek tattoos, whether your own or another's? 

Below the cut is a tattoo I saw on tumblr recently. Daleks are the shit.



Sep. 19th, 2009 09:44 pm
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Lately I've taken more of an interest in American comics. To be more specific WitchBlade and ElfQuest. I've read most of the graphic novels they had on WitchBlade and ElfQuest in the library. I was even able to find an old copy of ElfQuest in an cool antique shop I found once that has a lot comics for sell. They're not very new(my copy of ElfQuest is almost as old as me) but  they're still interesting. So out of curiosity which comics do you read?

doctor who

Aug. 15th, 2009 11:40 am
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 Lately I have turned into a Doctor Who fanatic. I am on season 3 now and cannot stop watching. Anyone else have the Doctor Who flu?

If so, do you have a favorite episode? Favorite season? Favorite companion? Favorite enemy?

I am all for the Daleks vs Cybermen episode where they hurl insults and are generally ridiculous. Love. 

On that note, what tv shows are hitting the geek spot for you right now? 
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But they sure are fun. :)

I have grown up loving games.

As a relatively young person, I barely remember the Super Nintendo. The first game system that I actually owned was an N64. It was love at first sight. Star Fox was my favorite game for the N64. I loved many others (Mission Impossible, 007, Zelda, Mario, Banjo Kazooie, Cruisin' USA, and a million more), but Star Fox always captivated me. Probably because I was a badass at it. My step-mom and I would sit down every afternoon and play through the whole game, alternating levels. My favorite was always the desert level against Star Wolf and his cronies.

After a while I was introduced to the Final Fantasy series by a cousin. He had Final Fantasy 8 and I was amazed by it. I traded in my N64 and got a Playstation. They didn't have 8 at the store, so I got 9 instead. And completely loved it. It is still my favorite Final Fantasy. I then played Chrono Cross (one of my favorite games of all times, despite flawed leveling system), Chrono Trigger, Legend of the Dragoon, and all the Final Fantasies I could get my hands on.

Road Rash was always a favorite of mine on both consoles. Something about riding motorcycles and beating the shit out of people just called to me.

I also love Diablo II.

As far as browser based games go, I play Kingdom of Loathing, Evony, and Desktop Tower Defense.

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Time for the third weekly prompt!

This week the theme is games.

You know the drill. No rules, no constraints, no boundaries. Just share your favorites with us!

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Not related with television.


One of my daily webs to check. They always have something interesting to see. The latest: 12 of the World's Most Fascinating Ruins:


Hope you like it! :)

PD: For the mod: so sorry for the confusion.
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Now, I'm going to recommend one of the more obvious geek tv choices.
To clue you in: Anything at all by Joss Whedon.

Serious, the man is god.


I am sure that most of you have heard of or watched some or all of these shows. If not, why are you still sitting here? This is the internet. You can download anything. Seriously, anything.

These shows are amazing. If you haven't seen them, look them up and see if any of them interest you. If you need some direction towards download links, well. I'd be willing to help you out with that. :)
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Time for the second round of weekly recommendations.

This week the theme is television. Any television show(s) that makes you get your geek on?

As always, you are more than welcome to share multiple things. The weekly prompt is not meant to limit your posting but rather to inspire you. If you think of something geek related to recommend or share, do so! Forget the prompt, just entertain us.

Gizmo site

May. 7th, 2009 04:36 am
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Unrelated to comics, but hopefully still on topic here:

I thought I'd point out Chinavasion. It's got all sorts of geeky awesomeness. Like, for example:

A color touchscreen bluetooth cell phone watch with dual sim card support, mp3 player, video player, picture viewer, still/video camera, internet browser, USB port, picture editor, video editor... I'll stop now.

Where do you go for your geek toys?
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Probably well known to most geeks already, but not, as I've discovered, ALL geeks, is xkcd.

It's a daily (or bi-daily) snort fix. I don't always get it, but when I do, it's a riot. This week's series isn't the best example of wit as far as I'm concerned, because it's an homage, and I think I'm one of the 0.0001% of xkcd fans who doesn't give a rap about Firefly. But if you're not familiar with it, check out the archives. Good stuff.
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On the subject of comics, I thought I'd mention WOWIO, a service which allows you to read books online for free. They've got a sizable comics section. Including Alan Moore's not-to-be-missed run on Supreme. (Oops, seems that was only available for a limited time. Guess I got lucky.) But the Alter Ego series was pretty cool. And they've got a selection of Golden Age stuff, too. Just thought I'd share. :)
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Welcome to the Jungle is a four-part comic (also available compiled in graphic novel form) set in the world of Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files. (Interesting tidbit: Butcher originally envisioned The Dresden Files in comic form.)

Illustrated by Ardian Syaf and published by the Dabel Brothers. It was nominated for a Best Graphic Story Hugo. Welcome to the Jungle is extremely well written, as Jim Butcher is a god (at the very, very least a demi-god). It also contains amazing art. Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Unfamiliar with Harry Dresden? Shame on you. No worries. It is set as a prequel to the series. No previous knowledge of the plot is needed.

Summary of Welcome to the Jungle: "Harry Dresden is on the case again, this time investigating a brutal mauling at the Lincoln Park Zoo that has left a security guard dead… and many questions unanswered. But Dresden isn't a private detective, looking for a murderer – he's a wizard, with the ability to interact with the magical world around our own, and to see that there's much more to this case than a simple animal attack. As Dresden begins to hunt for clues to figure out who is really behind this crime, he finds himself next on the victims list…"

I absolutely loved the story, the art, and the writing. As a fervent fan of the Dresden Files I was an easy sell on this. It is an excellent read. Has anyone else read it?
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Following the weekly prompt, I thought I'd pimp C. E. Murphy's Take A Chance, published by Dabel Brothers. It's being released as a miniseries (to be collected in the inevitable TPB later this year), with the hope of launching into a regular monthly.

Actually, I'm going to be lazy and just copy the text from my journal entry.


It was a world much like ours. About five years ago, after seeing her son gunned down in gang crossfire, a woman became the first costumed vigilante. No powers. Just martial arts training. And it was a rough start. But, gradually, she learned the ropes. The media dubbed the heroine "Chance" after someone noted that, "This lady likes to take a chance." Then, a few years later, a North Korean WMD experiment got loose. Of those who contracted it, roughly a third died and a third recovered unaffected. The other third... got (random) super powers. They became a class unto themselves. They don't wear masks because they feel untouchable. Above everyone else, sometimes literally. You're either "one of us" or you're just a civilian.

That's the background. Our story picks up shortly thereafter. Chance is pondering her place in this new world. Whether she, no longer the world's only super hero, is obsolete. She quickly realizes, however, that her hard-won experience makes a big difference. Powers or not, she kicks butt. She's effective. And, perhaps more importantly, she's responsible. And she doesn't treat people differently just because they don't have powers.

There's more to it, of course. Her personal life comes into it. There's plot and detail and such. I don't want to give away too much. But... you've got a strong female character with her own identity (i.e. not part of another hero's "family"). You've got beautiful art (there are some scans over at the author's site). You've got an interesting set-up. And some pretty good writing. And a healthy dose of action. And let's not forget the Batman factor - watching a non-powered vigilante kick butt in a powered world is just an extra level of fun. I should mention, too, that there's a dose of realism. Practical details of life that (as Chance notes in her narration boxes) don't often show up in Saturday morning cartoons, and also things like the way she gathers actual legal evidence when she can, rather than confronting every bad guy personally and directly.

The first three issues are out now. More to come shortly. If you're into comics and looking for something new (especially if you're as frustrated as I've been with the Big Two lately), give it a look. Take a chance. I'm glad I did.
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This week in [community profile] geek the theme is favorite comic. It can be a graphic novel, a webcomic, or a comic strip. Whatever you think of when you think of your favorite comic, you should post it.

  • Feel free to make your own post for your recommendation!
  • Review the comic, tell us why you like the comic, or just post a link. It is all up to you. There aren't rules for this.
  • Have fun. :)
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Subnormality is one of my favorite webcomics of all time. At times insightful, touching, hilarious, macabre, intelligent, and always downright enjoyable. The art is always amazing and the message always comes through. This witty and unique take on society always rings true for me. I am pleased to be able to say that after a month long hiatus Subnormality is back on its weekly update schedule (and I am back to constantly checking for a new comic).

With many subjects covered throughout its two years of almost weekly updates, there is not a linear plot that carries over from week to week. However, there is an amusing story of a Sphynx's attempts to survive and find happiness in modern society that has been continued through many strips. One of my favorite strips far is the newest posted one which explores the reasons behind the behavior of two video game heroes. Another of my favorites is an insightful and hilarious life calender that never fails to make me laugh. This comic explores the personal choices of two girls in Nazi Germany.
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Dunny UK SeriesDunnys are collectible urban vinyl toys that come in badass blind box series. So far there is a UK Series, French Series, Azteca Series, Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, Series 5, LA Series, and a Tattoo Series.

Kidrobot makes many other vinyl toys such as the Smorkin' Labbits, The Moofia, and Heroes and Heartbreakers.

I spend too much money on these addictive toys. There is a store near where I live called Rotofugi that has an amazing assortment of them (not just KidRobot but also locally designed/produced small scale lines). I find myself wanting to go and "just buy one more" far too often. They do look amazing on a shelf, bookcase, or mantle, so it is for a good cause. The blindbox aspect of these toys is what makes them so interesting, for me. There are so many amazing designs in each series that I am never disappointed with what I get, but I am always surprised. :) I have an ever expanding army of dunnys and labbits that my fiancee and I continuously add to.



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