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14th-Dec-2016 12:33 pm - Non-recommendation for a book

Okay, I have been trying to read this book:

The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years

I am about a third of the way through it, and I don't think that I'm going to be able to finish it, and I can't recommend it to anyone else.

It's full of back-biting and axe-grinding, and reads like a tabloid gossip magazine. It certainly isn't doing anything to enlighten or inform me about what I like about Star Trek.

Two thumbs down!

Instead I'm going back to reread the most excellent three volumes by Marc Cushman: These are the Voyages.

ksl

Kirk
13th-Dec-2016 11:13 pm(no subject)
Just two old companion pieces I'm posting together.


Title: Moving with the Elements
Artist: Romanse
Universe: Star Trek Original Series
Type of Art: Chalk Pastel
Characters: Kirk and Spock
Warnings: Slash


Title: Stars in the Galaxy
Artist: Romanse
Universe: Star Trek Reboot
Type of Art: Chalk Pastel
Characters: Reboot Kirk and Spock
Warnings: Slash


“Two Slash Drawings”

It's Christmas...Feedback is Love! ; )
TheHeartofEnterprise
17th-Nov-2016 09:06 am - Book rec
This is my newest book recommendation for Star Trek fans. I will be posting this information to multiple communities and multiple social media platforms, so some of you may see it more than once.

Here is the write-up from Amazon.com:

Star Trek: 50 Artists 50 Years
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek TV series, CBS Consumer Products have commissioned a series of art pieces to celebrate moments, characters, storylines and episodes from the franchise. Artists from around the world as well as famous fans have contributed lovingly made posters, photos, sculptures, comic strips, textiles and much more to commemorate this beloved show. Foreword by Nicholas Meyer.

It also is available in a suitable-for-framing calendar:
STAR TREK™ 50 artists. 50 years 2017 Poster Calendar showcases the work of artists from around the globe who created original pieces to celebrate Star Trek's 50th anniversary. This spiral-bound calendar features easily detached perforations above and beneath the image, each calendar page becomes an 11x14-inch easy-to-frame poster perfect for display in a standard gallery frame. It features work by Leonard Nimoy, Tom Whalen, Nick Walker, Johnson Tsang, Derek Charm, Susan Beatrice, and others.

ksl
Hard Day's Night
9th-Jul-2016 02:32 pm(no subject)
Forwarding for someone else.

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I have a few Star Trek, Star Wars, and Mixed Media fanzines left from my zine sale and I’ve reduced the prices on many of them. The Sentinel zines are all sold.
There is some outstanding fiction and art in these remaining zines, and all of them are classics, especially the Stardate: Unknown #2 (from Gerry Downes, who is sometimes now referred to as the Grandmother of Slash, although this was her gen zine) and the issue of Interphase by the legendary Connie Faddis.
As for the Star Wars zines, the Kessel Runs are magnificent thick issues chockful of good art and fiction, and you don’t get better writing than Ellen Randolph’s Revenge of the Sith, illustrated by Karen River.
Link to the main zine sale page: http://jeankluge.ravenshadow.net/zine_sale.htm
I hope you find something you like!
Jean
Kirk
3rd-Jul-2016 04:55 pm(no subject)
Forwarding this for someone else. Please do not contact me or this list about these zines.

I will be cross-posting this, and please feel free to forward to any interested persons, lists, LJs, Facebook communities, etc.

I will add that many of these early zines are among the most popular and best-received zines in their respective fandoms, and deservedly so.

If I didn't already own these zines, I would be snapping them up in this sale.

ksl

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Hi. I have some used zines for sale. Here's a list of what I have below; if you'd like to make an offer on any of them that are not on the webpage yet, you can email me at thistle [at] ravenshadow [dot] net or at thistlethorn58 [at] gmail [dot] com. I will ship to the US using either Priority Mail or Media Mail, and I'm willing to ship outside the US, but I don't yet have all of the shipping options worked out. Priority Mail International is kind of prohibitive; First Class International is a bit more affordable.

If you buy a zine through the webpage, the shipping is currently set up as Priority Mail, which can be expensive for zines. I am very willing to ship via Media Mail, but I'm still trying to figure out that option on the PayPal selling tools. There is no option for Media Mail there (for me to offer to my buyers). So for right now, you can either buy a zine through the website using the shopping cart buttons, pay the Priority shipping, but ask in the notes for Media Mail (or email me, or both). I will figure out the Media Mail cost and refund the amount that you've overpaid me. Or, you can just email me to let me know which zine you are buying and I'll work up the correct price and reply. You can then pay me through PayPal directly using either email address: thistle [at] ravenshadow [dot] net or thistlethorn58 [at] gmail [dot] com.

The webpage with the ST zines is set up now: http://jeankluge.ravenshadow.net/zine_sale.htm

I am still working on the rest of the zine sale pricing and webpages. It takes me awhile, especially going through the teeny tiny html code to put in the "add to cart" PayPal buttons. I have some visual impairment, so that tends to be time-consuming. (Getting' old ain't for sissies. ;-)) Feel free to write to me and make an offer on any of the titles, even those that I have already priced. These prices aren't set in stone; I'm willing to dicker. :-)

I prefer payment via PayPal, but if you don't have PayPal and want to pay with a check or money order, let me know; if the zine you want is still available, I can accommodate you. :-)

I hope you find something you like!

Jean

Star Trek fanzines:
Starborne
Passages
Stardate: Unknown #2
Interphase #3 (an authorized photocopy, as far as I know)
The Night of the Twin Moons
The Complete Rack (2 copies)
The Third Verdict
IDIC #5 (Sahaj novel, The Forging), 6
Sahaj Collected
Clipper Trade Ship #16,17,27

Mixed Media fanzines (includes ST content):
Warped Space #38,39
Kirk
24th-Jun-2016 07:45 am - For the Love of Spock
Last night I attended a backer's screening for the new documentary, For the Love of Spock. As I am sure all of you know, this film was directed by his son, Adam Nimoy.

Adam was present for the screening, and he began the evening with a tribute to Anton Yelchin, which everyone really appreciated.

The film is a lovely and loving look at both Mr. Spock and Leonard. To say that I was enthralled from the opening images through the closing credits is an understatement.

Adam stayed afterward for a Q&A and then to pose for photos and so on. I don't have a camera, but I had brought some appropriate reading material with me, so I now have his autograph on my copy of I am Not Spock.  :-)

This film was introduced in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. It is my understanding that, as of September 9 (the day after ST's 50th anniverary), they will be giving it a wider (but limited) release. It will be in at least 10 major markets. Later on it will be released to Netflix. However, Adam is quite hopeful that fans will attend the theater showings (not the least of which is the need to recoup costs, as the Kickstarter campaign simply could not cover everything).

I can't imagine that any Trek fan will want to miss this movie if it comes nearby. It is fabulous.

ksl

I will be cross-posting this
Contemplation
20th-Jun-2016 06:40 pm - RIP, Anton.
A friend found this on Tumblr. It makes me cry--although in a good way.

http://mrscratch0753.tumblr.com/

Scroll down a bit to the June 20, 2016 entry.

 I will be crossposting this.

ksl
Contemplation
27th-Feb-2015 01:25 pm - RIP Mr. Leonard Nimoy
There are no words to express my gratitude for the hours of joy and the creative inspiration this dear man gave me and generations of viewers through his portrayal of Mr. Spock. RIP.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/leonard-nimoy-%E2%80%98star-trek%E2%80%99s%E2%80%99-spock-dies-at-83/ar-BBi2SNv?ocid=fbmsn
spock
13th-Feb-2015 12:03 am - Tomorrow Never Knows (14/14)
Title: Tomorrow Never Knows
Author: 1bigbeatlesfan and Mickys411
Summary:  This is a TOS/Monkees crossover.  The Monkees were a TV show televised around the same time TOS aired.  Micky Dolenz, the drummer of the group, often compared The Monkees becoming a real band to Leonard Nimoy becoming a real Vulcan.  This story takes place in The Monkees TV show universe.  They are watching TOS on TV when real-life Klingons invade their home!  It seems they are after Mr. Babbit, The Monkees landlord, but why?  It's up to The Monkees to help Capt. Kirk, etc to solve the mystery.
Characters: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chekov, Sulu, Uhura, Mr. Scott, Janice Rand, redshirt guards, Capt. Krug, various Klingons, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Henry Babbit, Mrs. Prudy
Rating/Warnings: Rated PG for violence
Disclaimer:
Of Course, I do not own any characters from TOS or The Monkees.  I originally wrote this story with another lady for The Monkees fandom.  This story is also on my Monkees webpage.

This is the last chapter! I hope everyone enjoyed it! Any comments?

Chapter 14Collapse )
Beatlesfaces
20th-Jan-2015 03:01 am - Tomorrow Never Knows (13/?)
Title: Tomorrow Never Knows
Author: 1bigbeatlesfan and Mickys411
Summary:  This is a TOS/Monkees crossover.  The Monkees were a TV show televised around the same time TOS aired.  Micky Dolenz, the drummer of the group, often compared The Monkees becoming a real band to Leonard Nimoy becoming a real Vulcan.  This story takes place in The Monkees TV show universe.  They are watching TOS on TV when real-life Klingons invade their home!  It seems they are after Mr. Babbit, The Monkees landlord, but why?  It's up to The Monkees to help Capt. Kirk, etc to solve the mystery.
Characters: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chekov, Sulu, Uhura, Mr. Scott, Janice Rand, redshirt guards, Capt. Krug, various Klingons, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Henry Babbit, Mrs. Prudy
Rating/Warnings: Rated PG for violence
Disclaimer:
Of Course, I do not own any characters from TOS or The Monkees.  I originally wrote this story with another lady for The Monkees fandom.  This story is also on my Monkees webpage.

Chapter 13Collapse )
Beatles, geniuses, sparrowlove
26th-Dec-2014 02:46 am - Tomorrow Never Knows (12/?)
Title: Tomorrow Never Knows
Author: 1bigbeatlesfan and Mickys411
Summary:  This is a TOS/Monkees crossover.  The Monkees were a TV show televised around the same time TOS aired.  Micky Dolenz, the drummer of the group, often compared The Monkees becoming a real band to Leonard Nimoy becoming a real Vulcan.  This story takes place in The Monkees TV show universe.  They are watching TOS on TV when real-life Klingons invade their home!  It seems they are after Mr. Babbit, The Monkees landlord, but why?  It's up to The Monkees to help Capt. Kirk, etc to solve the mystery.
Characters: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chekov, Sulu, Uhura, Mr. Scott, Janice Rand, redshirt guards, Capt. Krug, various Klingons, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Henry Babbit, Mrs. Prudy
Rating/Warnings: Rated PG for violence
Disclaimer:
Of Course, I do not own any characters from TOS or The Monkees.  I originally wrote this story with another lady for The Monkees fandom.  This story is also on my Monkees webpage.

Chapter 12Collapse )
Beatlesfaces
17th-Dec-2014 02:37 am - Tomorrow Never Knows (11/?)
Title: Tomorrow Never Knows
Author: 1bigbeatlesfan and Mickys411
Summary:  This is a TOS/Monkees crossover.  The Monkees were a TV show televised around the same time TOS aired.  Micky Dolenz, the drummer of the group, often compared The Monkees becoming a real band to Leonard Nimoy becoming a real Vulcan.  This story takes place in The Monkees TV show universe.  They are watching TOS on TV when real-life Klingons invade their home!  It seems they are after Mr. Babbit, The Monkees landlord, but why?  It's up to The Monkees to help Capt. Kirk, etc to solve the mystery.
Characters: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chekov, Sulu, Uhura, Mr. Scott, Janice Rand, redshirt guards, Capt. Krug, various Klingons, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Henry Babbit, Mrs. Prudy
Rating/Warnings: Rated PG for violence
Disclaimer:
Of Course, I do not own any characters from TOS or The Monkees.  I originally wrote this story with another lady for The Monkees fandom.  This story is also on my Monkees webpage.

Chapter 11Collapse )
Beatlesfaces
17th-Dec-2014 02:30 am - Tomorrow Never Knows (10/?)
Title: Tomorrow Never Knows
Author: 1bigbeatlesfan and Mickys411
Summary:  This is a TOS/Monkees crossover.  The Monkees were a TV show televised around the same time TOS aired.  Micky Dolenz, the drummer of the group, often compared The Monkees becoming a real band to Leonard Nimoy becoming a real Vulcan.  This story takes place in The Monkees TV show universe.  They are watching TOS on TV when real-life Klingons invade their home!  It seems they are after Mr. Babbit, The Monkees landlord, but why?  It's up to The Monkees to help Capt. Kirk, etc to solve the mystery.
Characters: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chekov, Sulu, Uhura, Mr. Scott, Janice Rand, redshirt guards, Capt. Krug, various Klingons, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Henry Babbit, Mrs. Prudy
Rating/Warnings: Rated PG for violence
Disclaimer:
Of Course, I do not own any characters from TOS or The Monkees.  I originally wrote this story with another lady for The Monkees fandom.  This story is also on my Monkees webpage.

Chapter 10Collapse )
Beatlesfaces
28th-Nov-2014 12:59 am - Tomorrow Never Knows (9/?)
Title: Tomorrow Never Knows
Author: 1bigbeatlesfan and Mickys411
Summary:  This is a TOS/Monkees crossover.  The Monkees were a TV show televised around the same time TOS aired.  Micky Dolenz, the drummer of the group, often compared The Monkees becoming a real band to Leonard Nimoy becoming a real Vulcan.  This story takes place in The Monkees TV show universe.  They are watching TOS on TV when real-life Klingons invade their home!  It seems they are after Mr. Babbit, The Monkees landlord, but why?  It's up to The Monkees to help Capt. Kirk, etc to solve the mystery.
Characters: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chekov, Sulu, Uhura, Mr. Scott, Janice Rand, redshirt guards, Capt. Krug, various Klingons, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Henry Babbit, Mrs. Prudy
Rating/Warnings: Rated PG for violence
Disclaimer:
Of Course, I do not own any characters from TOS or The Monkees.  I originally wrote this story with another lady for The Monkees fandom.  This story is also on my Monkees webpage.

Chapter 9Collapse )
fourmonkees
28th-Nov-2014 12:52 am - Tomorrow Never Knows (8/?)
Title: Tomorrow Never Knows
Author: 1bigbeatlesfan and Mickys411
Summary:  This is a TOS/Monkees crossover.  The Monkees were a TV show televised around the same time TOS aired.  Micky Dolenz, the drummer of the group, often compared The Monkees becoming a real band to Leonard Nimoy becoming a real Vulcan.  This story takes place in The Monkees TV show universe.  They are watching TOS on TV when real-life Klingons invade their home!  It seems they are after Mr. Babbit, The Monkees landlord, but why?  It's up to The Monkees to help Capt. Kirk, etc to solve the mystery.
Characters: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chekov, Sulu, Uhura, Mr. Scott, Janice Rand, redshirt guards, Capt. Krug, various Klingons, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Henry Babbit, Mrs. Prudy
Rating/Warnings: Rated PG for violence
Disclaimer:
Of Course, I do not own any characters from TOS or The Monkees.  I originally wrote this story with another lady for The Monkees fandom.  This story is also on my Monkees webpage.

Chapter 8Collapse )
fourmonkees
28th-Oct-2014 01:45 am - Tomorrow Never Knows (7/?)
Title: Tomorrow Never Knows
Author: 1bigbeatlesfan and Mickys411
Summary:  This is a TOS/Monkees crossover.  The Monkees were a TV show televised around the same time TOS aired.  Micky Dolenz, the drummer of the group, often compared The Monkees becoming a real band to Leonard Nimoy becoming a real Vulcan.  This story takes place in The Monkees TV show universe.  They are watching TOS on TV when real-life Klingons invade their home!  It seems they are after Mr. Babbit, The Monkees landlord, but why?  It's up to The Monkees to help Capt. Kirk, etc to solve the mystery.
Characters: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chekov, Sulu, Uhura, Mr. Scott, Janice Rand, redshirt guards, Capt. Krug, various Klingons, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Henry Babbit, Mrs. Prudy
Rating/Warnings: Rated PG for violence
Disclaimer:
Of Course, I do not own any characters from TOS or The Monkees.  I originally wrote this story with another lady for The Monkees fandom.  This story is also on my Monkees webpage.

Chapter 7Collapse )
Look
20th-Sep-2014 02:54 am - Tomorrow Never knows (6/?)
Title: Tomorrow Never Knows
Author: 1bigbeatlesfan and Mickys411
Summary:  This is a TOS/Monkees crossover.  The Monkees were a TV show televised around the same time TOS aired.  Micky Dolenz, the drummer of the group, often compared The Monkees becoming a real band to Leonard Nimoy becoming a real Vulcan.  This story takes place in The Monkees TV show universe.  They are watching TOS on TV when real-life Klingons invade their home!  It seems they are after Mr. Babbit, The Monkees landlord, but why?  It's up to The Monkees to help Capt. Kirk, etc to solve the mystery.
Characters: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chekov, Sulu, Uhura, Mr. Scott, Janice Rand, redshirt guards, Capt. Krug, various Klingons, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Henry Babbit, Mrs. Prudy
Rating/Warnings: Rated PG for violence
Disclaimer:
Of Course, I do not own any characters from TOS or The Monkees.  I originally wrote this story with another lady for The Monkees fandom.  This story is also on my Monkees webpage.

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imonkeesfrom_sixtiesmen
Title: Sharp Dressed Men
Artist: Romanse
Universe: TOS
Type of Art: Traditional, Chalk Pastel
Pairings(s) Kirk and Spock
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Description: Kirk and Spock from TOS ep, “A Piece of the Action”
Link to Art:“Sharp Dressed Men Here”



Title: Kirk Out of Darkness
Artist: Romanse
Universe: AOS
Type of Art: Traditional, Carbon Pencil
Pairings(s): None
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Description: Kirk, STID Portrait
Link to Art:“Kirk, Out of Darkness Here”
TheHeartofEnterprise
1st-Sep-2014 02:43 am - Tomorrow Never Knows (5/?)
Title: Tomorrow Never Knows
Author: 1bigbeatlesfan and Mickys411
Summary:  This is a TOS/Monkees crossover.  The Monkees were a TV show televised around the same time TOS aired.  Micky Dolenz, the drummer of the group, often compared The Monkees becoming a real band to Leonard Nimoy becoming a real Vulcan.  This story takes place in The Monkees TV show universe.  They are watching TOS on TV when real-life Klingons invade their home!  It seems they are after Mr. Babbit, The Monkees landlord, but why?  It's up to The Monkees to help Capt. Kirk, etc to solve the mystery.
Characters: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chekov, Sulu, Uhura, Mr. Scott, Janice Rand, redshirt guards, Capt. Krug, various Klingons, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Henry Babbit, Mrs. Prudy
Rating/Warnings: Rated PG for violence
Disclaimer:
Of Course, I do not own any characters from TOS or The Monkees.  I originally wrote this story with another lady for The Monkees fandom.  This story is also on my Monkees webpage.Chapter 5Collapse )
Beatlesfaces
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