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Old 02-01-2006, 03:08 AM
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The second community present, aka macro-update, is here... and I didn't call it that for nothing. Find something to hold onto, ladies and gents, because TJI just hit the big 47 -- and the eTrektion is back.


For the uninitiated, back in '04 I started This Just In's second multipart storyline. (The first was the Zuke saga, chronicled in issues 13, 19, and 20.) I'd been toying with some "X becomes new executive producer of Star Trek" ideas, and it occurred to me I could do them all at once. Two things happened that I didn't expect: one, the name "eTrektion" stuck; and two, several readers asked if they could run. Before I could control it, half the forumgoers were declaring their candidacy. Deciding not to fight a big surge in reader interest, I wrote the new candidates into the storyline (with the understanding that this is a story, not a real election -- I haven't even revealed who the voters are).


Then I dropped the ball, and I don't really know why. What I do know is that when you drop a ball, every day it gets harder to pick up. (I may possibly be straining the metaphor.) And so I haven't done anything with the eTrektion since September of last year. But the various "parties" are still around and have kept campaigning in their sigs, waiting for... well, this.


So read the article. Check out the eTrektion page, a work in progress. Bone up on the past articles if you need to, and stay tuned for more.


(Oh, and see if you can spot the hint to the final community present.)


Up next: Doctor Who!
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Old 02-01-2006, 03:28 AM
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Candidate Opium of the Morphine Party (a loose alliance of controlled substances) was in high spirits.
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Incredible!


The eTrektion is back!


That really is a macro-update!


Of course, that means I'm going to need to start campaigning again! :mrgreen:


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was instead only covered by a two-bit online birdcage liner that thinks crumply gray background images are the height of sophistication.
But they are!


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"So lock up your tribbles, folks! The eTrektion is personal. And this time... it's back."
*snicker*


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"It's too bad Threshold was cancelled, but at least it frees me back up for this. Uh, I mean, Threshold never happened and I was always doing this. And it hasn't been a year, either. And I didn't say any of that. Geez, now I know how my characters feel when I mess with their timeline."



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"We're all over this like mustard on chocolate," stated South Park co-creator Matt Stone. "Trey and I have even kidn-- built a superintelligent robot to help us come up with ideas. We call him AWESOM-O."
Mustard on chocolate?


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Old 02-01-2006, 03:42 AM
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I'm still cracking up over "eTrektile dysfunction". :lol: :lol:
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:56 AM
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South Park, Manny Coto is God, and Pamela Anderson in a new series, eh? Hoo boy... actually, that last one's not too far off, I fear. Fun stuff, Zeke!
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Bwahaha! :mrgreen:

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"When mistakes are made, sometimes it takes courage to admit to them, but I'm going to come right out and say it: it's your fault,"
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"So lock up your tribbles, folks! The eTrektion is personal. And this time... it's back."
Nice

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"my fans in The Coterie have convinced me that I am, quite simply, God. As such, I don't see any reason to settle for second place when this show is part of a universe I created."
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And remember folks, vote Morphine for a Trek with temporal continuity! No more retcons![/quote]
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Dude! DUDE!

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This is not in any way a concession to the bashers, but I don't mind if they take it as one, because it'll really tick off that Zeke guy.
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According to party spokesman PointyHairedJedi, "We're not going to lie to you: if elected, we will rule tyrannically. This is also true of all the other parties, but we're honest about it."
This is actually only a partial quote - it continues "MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!!"

Honest to goodness, it's good to see that this is, like Trip, not dead ( ). And Doctor Who to follow? Sounds distinctly promising!
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Wait, can there really be an eTrektion anymore? I mean, after all, when it started we didn't have all these other shows mucking up the place. Does this mean we're going back to our heritage? (Season 4 Enterprise)?
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Is the Hawk-Man still a candidate? or did he bail at the Committe Of Expressed Interest stage?
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Hawking's still in. Which is good because that's at least one candidate profile I don't have to redo.

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Does this mean we're going back to our heritage? (Season 4 Enterprise)?
Let me put it this way: Yes.
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A W E S O M E

(I liked the John Byrne joke. And the Canada one. And the retcon one. And the Manny Coto one. And the George Lucas one. And...)

Also: Doctor Who?
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Coool. Since I appear to be the only person on the forum who is politically unalligned, I would like to hearby declare the canidacy of the Vote for Us and Maybe We Won't Assimilate You Party. Pending the approval of the almighty Zeke. As my running mate, I would nominate A Person, but he (she? I don't remember) isn't around any more. Then again, neither is HAL, that I recall, sooooo....

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"After all, if you can't trust a pair of preadolecent kids on oppisite sides of the Atlantic, who can you trust?"
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Then again, neither is HAL, that I recall, sooooo....
He had an appointment out at Jupiter, or possibly Saturn (opinion is divided on this point).
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Then again, neither is HAL, that I recall, sooooo....
He had an appointment out at Jupiter, or possibly Saturn (opinion is divided on this point).
I heard it was an important merger he had to oversee
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:twisted:

YAY!

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Ouch!

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But NOW when the eTrektion was first announced, the fourth season had just ended and we were getting ready for a fifth. And none shall say otherwise. With me so far?"
Ah, timelines. Always malleable.

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YAAAAAA....erm, hehe, I mean, how tragic. I mean, what's tragic? Nothing happened here. Move along. What am I talking about again? :P

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You mean like...staplers? I don't get it. :P
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