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Old 09-10-2005, 01:14 PM
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The 5MNG anniversary event ends today as the last not-yet-heard-from staff member chimes in. Here's IJD GAF with "Unification I."


Unfortunately, neither IJD nor I got our respective second parts done under the wire. I'm not going to extend the event even further to give us time; it was a mistake to extend it at all. And this leads me to my closing statement. Normally I end an anniversary event with a thank you to the section head; this time I need to include an apology too.


My recent effort to stop promising too much and then apologizing to you readers is one thing. I like making updates, but I don't owe them to you. I do, however, owe Marc. He's been helping me with this site longer than anyone else, and the whole time he's had to put up with my procrastination and intermittent responsiveness. The very least he deserves from me is that I not screw up his subsite's anniversary. I should have taken into account what a mess I'm in right now and not overcommitted to the event; instead, I aimed for more than I could deliver, and then held back the update days rather than just accept that I'd failed.


So I'm sorry, Marc. And I thank you for all you've done and continue to do.


(Don't think IJD and I are leaving you readers hanging, by the way -- the conclusions will be published as soon as we finish. They just won't be part of this event. That ship has sailed away.)
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Old 09-10-2005, 01:52 PM
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Picard: Some aging, has-been galactic hero...
Spock: Ahem.
Picard: ...'s first officer. (whew)
Heheheheh. Great cliffhanger.
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I hate to be the bearer of nitpicks, but there were a couple of typos in that episode....
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Picard: We need to borrow a cloaked ship. As Gowron's instillation wizard, I
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a Forge: Commander, I've examined the wreckage and determined that it came from the T'Pau.
Riker: That old Vulcan high counsel member? Figures. You know I've always favored taking licenses away from older Vulcans.
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Old 09-10-2005, 06:36 PM
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Picard: Indeed. Say, what's that horrible smell?
Riker: That? It's my new cologne formulation. I call it "Willpower".
That's wrong on so many levels...

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Perrin: Here he is. Yelling, smoking, and whistling of Disney theme songs are not permitted.
I feel like I'm missing something here.

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Sarek: ?"pardeK" ekil ,sdrow esnesnon emos tuoba woH .sdrawkcab gniklat fo tibah eht pu nekat ev'I ,snacluV enasni tsom htiw sA
Picard: Pardek? Is that who Spock went to see?
New twist on an old joke. Well done.

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Data: Captain, do you think our disguises are convincing enough to fool the Romulans?
Picard: I don't know. Why don't you step out into the corridor and find out?
Data: I don't see how that will--
(kaSHINK)
Data: I see your point, Captain. Would you mind pulling this Bat'leth out of my back?
*chortle*

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Pardek: Please excuse my guards, Captain. We had to get you off the streets.
Picard: No worries. He says he's got an armoire I can have.
Pardek: Nice. So what brings you to Romulus?
Picard: Some aging, has-been galactic hero...
Spock: Ahem.
Picard: ...'s first officer. (whew)
Nice save. Looking forward to Part II.
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Perrin: Here he is. Yelling, smoking, and whistling of Disney theme songs are not permitted.
I feel like I'm missing something here.
Doubtful

I also should apologize to Marc. Hell, this fiver's been in progress since early planning for Cliffhanger Week. I figured I could have it done in time for this event, at least. And life proved me wrong. Marc, I'm sorry for whatever proportion of this delay is my fault.

(re: typos -- d'oh. I swear, I ran this fiver through spellcheck at least three times :x )
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Old 09-10-2005, 09:44 PM
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Marc, I'm sorry for whatever proportion of this delay is my fault.
That proportion, for the record, is zero. IJD told me, and I quote:

[21:18] IJD: don't wait for Unification to publish. i can't promise anything.
[21:24] FiveMinZeke: Oh. Okay.
[21:24] FiveMinZeke: But since I was a day late with day 2, day 3 is tomorrow.
[21:24] IJD: okay. but all i can give you is a maybe. i don't want to be the cause of a delay

Waiting for him was my call. I made it mostly because I wanted more time to finish Time's Arrow. IJD's responsible for the fiver not being done, but he has nothing to do with the delays in the event.
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I appreciate Zeke and IJD's postings and I thank them for the sentiments they've expressed. I've spent much of the day considering the issues involved and composing a message in response, which I've now posted in the 5MV Talk section of the board and e-mailed to the staff writers.

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It's sad to see you go, Marc.


(Still a great fiver! )
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As long as we're picking on typos, "Say, you should see some of the things we confiscate of these ships." should be "Say, you should see some of the things we confiscate OFF these ships." Or, you could always say that was deliberate.
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September 12


Marc Richard has quit 5M.net. He's explained his reasons here.


I'm going to address this more fully, but right now I just want to emphasize that this site is not shutting down. IJD and Derek assure me they have no intention of leaving, and I'm not going anywhere. My plans for the site have not changed. The events of the last couple of weeks have been a heavy blow, but not a fatal one.
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Old 09-13-2005, 10:24 AM
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Despite the two rather unhappy events happening, I really liked Unfication Part 1".

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From the things-you-find-while-surfing-yourbookmarks Department:

I know that this may stir up some feelings, but atleast it shows that there are people out there who appreciate it:

http://www.xanga.com/item.aspx?user=...&uid=347099922

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Oh, there certainly are such people out there. That fiver has become our most widely-circulated in quite a while. Run a Google search for "five-minute battlestar" and see what turns up.
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Wow. I've been so busy with teaching and studenting that I actually missed two staff resignations and a half-dozen great fivers! Good grief. It's like coming home from school and finding out your parents sold the garage. ("But my bike--!" "Shh, we'll get you a new one.")

Weird. Anyway, Zeke, you have my bow. And my axe. As a half-elf, half-dwarf I carry both, ya know.
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As a half-elf, half-dwarf I carry both, ya know.
I didn't know Legolas and Gimli had finally figured out how to conceive...
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Do I hear "triple 'ew'" in the room?
Do I hear "triple 'ew'"?
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I'll go for a triple 'ew'. And follow that up with a quadruple 'ew'.

And to top that all off, I need to go puke up for awhile, and then wash my brain out with soap. Lots and lots of Soap.
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:? Jeez, what other possible joke could have been intended with that pairing of species? What a bunch of wimps you all are. Now I'm going to have to call the representative from my local chapter of the North Middle-Earth Elf-Dwarf Love Association to get some educational tracts to hand out.
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