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RecklessPrudence

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Alternate Star Trekking Across the Universe.
« on: June 13, 2014, 02:09:34 am »
So, way back when, I sent in a prompt. It ended up being Daily Fic #99. I did a quick Google Search, and I think 'Nutter took it off her blog when she compiled "One Year Of Instants", but here's the prompt:

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Ive actually already written a little snippet for this, but Id like to see what you do. First Contact scenario with an explorator ship, and a bridge officer says to Captain James, completely seriously, Its life Jim, but not as we know it. Cue laughing and singing from someone else on the bridge, a classic sci-fi and filk fan, just as the first audio transmissions between the two species start.

And here, much later, is my little snippet that I wrote before I submitted it.

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This was finally it. Humanity's First Contact scenario. Not a tramp freighter, not a scam, not an on-location movie shoot. And they were the ones to encounter it. She turned to Captain James and said, seriously, "It's life Jim, but not as we know it."

The jump pilot, who everyone knew was a classic sci-fi and filk buff doubled over laughing and, not-so-sotto-voice, started singing a bizarre song, to the consternation of everyone else on the bridge.

It was agreed later that it was lucky explorator ships were more informal than most. And that it took awhile before the translation programs on either species' ships were up to telling the aliens what those first few seconds of audio contact meant. And that the pilot was stopped before he got to Captain Kirks lines

Especially Captain Kirks lines.

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What do you guys think? I know it's not up to 'Nutter's standards, but for something I typed in a frenzy all at once when I was supposed to be doing something else (come to think of it, that's how most of my stories are written...), I think it's not too bad.

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Re: Alternate Star Trekking Across the Universe.
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 09:42:05 pm »
I like it :D

The original prompted story is still there, BTW - just WAAAAAYYYYYY back in the archives where it's hellfuck hard to find.

This is why I figured One Year of Instants would be a good idea in the first place :)