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28 February 2011 @ 10:16 am
[fic/art] Communiqué Ch8  
Authors: cassiopeia13 & dragonsquill
Fandom: Star Trek: AOS
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy, Sulu/Chekov, Scotty/Chapel
Rating: PG-R
Warnings: Intense Graphical Story, Humor, crack, MPreg
Disclaimer: Star Trek and all people, places and things in Star Trek are not ours and we're not making any money from any of this... sadly.
Summary: The trials and tribulations of the Enterprise told as an epistolary novel. After a misunderstanding leaves Kirk, Sulu, Scotty and a poor security Ensign knocked up, these are the stories that unfold...
Chapter List: Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Nine, Chapter Ten, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13, Chapter 13 Bonus, Chapter 14, Chapter 15, Chapter 16, Chapter 17, Chapter 18, Chapter 19, Chapter 20, Chapter 21, Chapter 21 Bonus

Complimentary Fics: Against the Wall (set after ch 4)


Here's a timeline of everyone's Birthdays and lives leading up til chapter 7.

The Organic Green Blob in space is real. The images and the text in Spock's console were taken from an article on the NASA website. Pretty cool yeah? ... yeah yeah I'm a geek...

Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten

Mood:: accomplishedaccomplished
mercaquemercaque on February 28th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
I love this series. You capture such a perfect amount of social detail and Trekkishness :)
SpaceCrazyArtist: FY - Tasuki & Nurikocassiopeia13 on February 28th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
I totally think that a crew of 400 (larger with the new ship) people would totally be Iming, texting and emailing during work.. and the idea of people on the bridge playing games while working amuses me.

I'm so glad we manage to pull it off.

(Nagato!!!! I haven't watched Fushigi Yuugi in SOOO LOOOONG. Taski & Nuriko forever!!!!)

Edited at 2011-02-28 09:16 pm (UTC)
samjohnssonsamjohnsson on February 28th, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)

Where'd you find the astropolitical map in the Sulu's response to Chekov
SpaceCrazyArtistcassiopeia13 on February 28th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
Good question. I googled "Star Trek Map" and it came up HAHA. I figured being a navigator he'd have a map.
samjohnssonsamjohnsson on February 28th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
found it!

Awesome! Still interested/amused by the TNG LCARS interface in your work, by the way.
Rebecca: ST: Keep Calmdragonsquill on March 1st, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
Well, you don't see a lot of clear shots of actual consoles in the new film (other than "Mac Book Exploded in All White" which wouldn't make for interesting graphics), and yet it definitely doesn't look like TOS, so Cassandra has sort of merged the old TOS and more advanced Next Gen look.
samjohnssonsamjohnsson on March 1st, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
You're right. After blowing through a whole host of screencaps* from the movie, the UI flavor elements are so minimal as to be non-existent outside of font consistency and that all artwork is vectored. While stylish in a certain "must be Swedish" way, yours is much more distinctive and easily recognizable as Trek, instead of a Winamp visualizer.

*I can show my work if you want links to specific caps (because I'm neurotic when it comes to UI).
SpaceCrazyArtistcassiopeia13 on March 1st, 2011 04:52 am (UTC)
I don't know what UI means *hangs head*
samjohnssonsamjohnsson on March 1st, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
sorry - User Interface. All the pretty that makes the content usable - what the buttons look like, where they're located, colors, how shallow the menus are, information positions on the screen. That sort of stuff.
SpaceCrazyArtist: Kitty Helpfulcassiopeia13 on March 1st, 2011 05:22 am (UTC)
Yeah I know what User Interface is, I'm a computer tech and a web developer *heh* I just never heard it referred to as UI before.

But really, these are just for fun, when I'm designing a new program or a website I worry quite a bit about the usability of the site or program, however for this, I'm not going to spend that much time on it.

I'm OCD enough as it is when it comes to art and if I worried over every little thing they'd never get posted (creating 8-10 graphics in a week is already time consuming). They're also not really designed to look exactly like they would on a starship, it's just tiny exerts from areas and I have fun putting in little details, but again I'm not really going to spend a whole lot of time on making sure everything is picture perfect as if I were designing the actual consoles on a real starship or for a movie.

Edited at 2011-03-01 05:23 am (UTC)
samjohnssonsamjohnsson on March 1st, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, I keep hearing as UI/UX (user interface, user experience). Cause really, the field needs more jargon.

Even for just fun, your works are consistent and well-composed, which is something that the movie didn't have (in ten minutes of hunting - cause I am compulsive like that - I found two wildly different transporter interfaces: a and b). So there's that.

Anyway. Very much looking forward to more of yours!
rubynyerubynye on March 14th, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
This was a really interesting discussion!
arathe: Teo lolarathe on March 1st, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
Poor Bones, stuck on a ship with people too stupid to not eat things they're allergic to. XD

Also, Russian movies. I'm suuuuure it was totally innocent. Right. >.>;

This continues to be the awesomest thing ever. ♥
Rebeccadragonsquill on March 1st, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
Weeellll if there was more story, Pavel and Hikaru ARE taking it slow. Surely you're not implying sweet, innocent (stubborn, kickass) Pavel would fib! 0_~

Thanks so much! <3
adafrogadafrog on March 1st, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
Cool, thanks.
Rebecca: ST: Karl Manwatchdragonsquill on March 1st, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
Annette Pikeburnettefan on March 1st, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
Sweet!!!! I love it!
SpaceCrazyArtistcassiopeia13 on March 2nd, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
d_odyssey: Unstoppable eyes by laughter_nowd_odyssey on March 2nd, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
Very cool. I really like seeing the social interactions on teh Enterprise. Hee, which one ate something he was allergic to? Bones invading Engineering - so funny. I love the back and forth between the crew.
SpaceCrazyArtistcassiopeia13 on March 2nd, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, I'm glad you're enjoying.

I think a lot of people got sick after the potluck due to allergies. You know Bones, always upset when people are stupid about their health. He's such a bear.
Tinniscary_sushi on March 7th, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
OH BONES. I love it when he's bitchy :P Also, Pavel is <3
Rebecca: ST: Jim Hot Chickdragonsquill on March 8th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
Bones and Pavel are <3

Feedback is <3 x infinity! Thanks :)
world_trekkerworld_trekker on March 12th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
I love the way u do the graphics:)
The pic of Jim on Bones desk was a nice touch.
I love the fact that they txt,im and email each other,lol.
Considering how much we do it in our time it makes sense that they would,in fact they probably do it a lot more!!!Lmao
SpaceCrazyArtist: ST - Chulucassiopeia13 on March 13th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
That was kind of my thought on it. I figured we text AAAALL the time, and it's a great way to send someone a message. So I figured they'd have little handhelds to do the same in the future.

Glad you're enjoying!
rubynyerubynye on March 14th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
I have read this THREE TIMES. It is a well realized delight, and I'm in a rush or I'd say more!@
SpaceCrazyArtist: ST - Bones is gone Dildocassiopeia13 on March 15th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
It'll be around for your enjoyment as long as you need. We're thrilled you enjoy it so much. Hopefully the next part will be out soon. Vacation just ruins everything HAHA!