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About Mr.Picard

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    Omega Sector Moderator, Jean-Luc's Loving Husband
  • Birthday 04/21/1983

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    First Contact
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    Jean-Luc Picard
  • Favorite Trek Series
    The Next Generation
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    Sir Patrick Stewart, Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation, politics, history, retro gaming

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  1. I watched TNG's "The Icarus Factor" and "Pen Pals" earlier today.
  2. I watched TNG's "The Dauphin" earlier. Love Jean-Luc's part time job in security that he seems to have in that episode.
  3. This is a good idea - I don't want to write a sociopolitical essay (don't want to bore people, it's still a fandom community, and I DEFINITELY don't want political arguments in the comments, ugh) but touching on TNG's generally optimistic tone might be very good in a paragraph about the show's popularity! *takes notes* I'm sure I can use this somewhere! Thank you, Sim!
  4. I'm doing a TNG Fandom Showcase on Imzy this week (I wrote an introduction for today) with a TNG-related post every day, and I thought "why not ask others what they would put into something like this". I have two ideas already: - TNG Ships & Fan Fiction (will focus mostly on slash since this is my expertise AND since TNG has such a tiny slash fandom it deserves to be in the spotlight for once) - Most Popular Episodes (the usual suspects here, "The Inner Light", "Chain Of Command", etc) I have a third idea called "TNG Controversies" in which I'd love to write all about how the show failed in regards of female character treatment and the inclusion of LGBT characters/issues, but I'm not sure if I should do that. A Fandom Showcase is not supposed to be overly negative, you want for people to check out the show, not stay away from it. Also, people who know me are aware of my complete and utter love for TNG and that my rants about this subject don't mean I dislike the show, but to people who are not familiar with me it might seem strange to see me tearing things apart like this. So, I'm really on the fence here, but I'm leaning towards "do not include this". So... what would YOU put into something like this? Remember, this is NOT meant to be NEGATIVE towards TNG. It's supposed to show the STRENGTHS of the show. Should I do episode spotlights? Character spotlights? We all know which character I'd pick. Actor spotlights? Oh dear, self, don't. I'm genuinely looking for input here. The Imzy community did give stuff to post about in a general fandom showcase outline, but I always think it's better to ask people who are familiar with the material, they tend to come up with better topics. One suggestion in that outline also touches on the one who posts - what I think about TNG, what I like, what I do fandom-wise (y'know, fan fics and stuff), my favorite episodes, seasons, ships, etc. Do you think something like that is even remotely interesting to people? I tend to go completely against the mainstream fandom opinions when it comes to TNG, maybe this would be interesting to see for some folks? (I mean people sometimes DO say "we want to know who's posting all this, tell us about yourself", so I'm guessing stuff like that is important? I'm really bad when it comes to judging this sort of thing.) So... again... what would YOU write about? Remember, GOOD things about TNG. While still remaining at least SOMEWHAT objective, of course. This can ALSO include the movies although I'd rather not because meh, the movies... unless we're talking about First Contact and the Borg arc. (Would that be a good subject? The Borg arc? TNG rarely did arcs, maybe this is special enough to warrant its own topic?)
  5. I couldn't resist having Crane throw some serious shade. Poor Jean-Luc. I considered having him start an argument with Crane, but Crane has no patience for this kind of thing, he'd just walk out and be like "whatever, find your own way to the Tower, I don't care". Glad you liked the chapter!
  6. 6 Picard slowly opened his eyes, rolled onto his back - and froze when he realized that he couldn't pull at his blanket. Wha- Oh. Right. There was no blanket. He was in a sleeping bag on a mattress on a floor that belonged to a living room that was located inside a house that stood in the middle of a zombie-infested city. And it was all Q's fault. Q...?! He sat up quickly. "I thought you'd never wake up," Q remarked and Picard turned his head in order to look at the entity, who was sitting on the couch, an old-fashioned newspaper titled VOICE OF HARRAN in his hands. "What time is it?" "How should I know?" Q muttered without looking up from his newspaper. "Aren't you the one with Starfleet survival training that makes you able to look at the sky and tell the time?" Picard ignored the insult and glanced at the window in the back of the room. The planks that sealed it allowed for a small amount of light to shine through, enough to determine that the night was over. He slowly pulled himself out of the sleeping bag and cringed when he noticed his dirty socks. "I really wish there were fresh clothes in here somewhere..." "Tell me about it - I had no idea just how badly humans start to smell once they've been exposed to a humid environment," Q said and put his newspaper away. "Didn't Crane say something about taking showers in that other place... what did he call it? The Tower?" "I think so, yes." In that moment the hatch in the ceiling opened, a pair of black boots appeared, and then Kyle Crane walked down the wooden stairs. "Morning." "Good morning," Picard said and quickly put his boots on. "Didn't you say you'd bring us weapons?" Q asked, eyeing Crane suspiciously - the man was still carrying the same weapons as he had the night before. "Change of plan," Crane said. "Brecken wants to talk to you." "Brecken?" Picard echoed. "The leader of the Tower and the guy who's one in charge of all the Safe Zones in the Slums. I spoke to him last night and he said he'd like to see you and have a talk." Picard slowly stood up. "About what?" "How to make yourselves useful, for one thing." Crane raised his hand in which he was holding a huge bloody knife. "I cleared the path to the Tower on my way here, so if we leave now we shouldn't run into any Infected, at least not on the roofs." "Are you suggesting that we jump from house to house?" Q exclaimed from the couch. "Yes - it's the only way to avoid the Infected in the streets," Crane replied. "And really, Parkour isn't that difficult once you've gotten the hang of it." "Parkour...?" "A technique that enables a person to move around using whatever they find in their immediate vicinity," Picard said. "I'm familiar with it - it was invented in France, actually." "Yeah, the French really came up with something useful there for a change," Crane agreed, ignoring the massive glare from Picard. "I don't care who invented it," Q complained. "To me this whole idea of jumping from roof to roof and climbing up houses sounds more like a perfect suicide method." Crane waved his hand. "You won't have to worry about it." Q frowned. "Why not?" "Because you're not coming with us." Crane pointed at Picard. "It's just gonna be him and me." "What?!" Q exclaimed. "Why?" "Because he has the necessary physical strength," Crane said calmly. "You would only slow us down, and I for one would like to arrive at the Tower before it gets dark." Q glared at him. "I'm not going to stay here alone!" Crane rolled his eyes and then looked at Picard. "Is your boyfriend always this insistent?" Picard felt his cheeks redden in embarrassment. "He is not my boyfriend." Crane raised an eyebrow. "Really? I could have sworn you two are an item." "We most certainly are not." "Whatever," Crane shrugged. "Fact is, he can't come with us. You've seen how horrible he is at climbing, and I suspect he's even worse at jumping." "Don't talk about me as if I wasn't sitting right here!" Q demanded. "I'm not going to say this again: I will not stay here alone!" Picard sighed. "Mr. Crane, didn't you say that the Tower is the safest place in Harran?" "Yes...?" "Then it would make sense to take us both there, wouldn't it? If you take only me you will have to come back for him at some point." Crane made a face and then pointed his knife in Q's direction while his gaze remained focused on Picard. "Okay - but he's your responsibility. I'm not gonna pull him out if he ends up in the middle of a bunch of Infected." Picard nodded. "Very well." "Do I get a say in th-" Q began but stopped immediately when he saw the way in which both Picard and Crane glared at him. "Alright, alright. Fine. I get the message. Suicide it is."
  7. Yeah, that too. Yech indeed. Sir Patrick's head, on the other hand, always remains smooth, shiny and fluffy.
  8. There's also a distinct difference between a shaved head and one that "naturally" lost its hair. A shaved head is NEVER as smooth and fluffy. (It's because there actually IS a tiny amount of fluffy hair on a hair-loss-head. Sir Patrick was mortified when they had to shave that hair off for the X Men movies because it would have been visible otherwise and Charles needed to be COMPLETELY bald. lol)
  9. You'd be surprised to hear how many Trekkies really DO shave their heads to look like him. Or... nah, you wouldn't. I'm sure you've met plenty of them, lol!
  10. One of you needs to change his hairstyle for this to fully work though.
  11. Me, too. Although what I adored even more were his nerdy glasses.
  12. I guess I just have a thing for seasons in which a show tries very weird things. There appears to be a pattern here. Hmm.
  13. I love the sixth season for the most part (not stuff like "Milagro" though, blergh, skip it), I mean stuff like "Arcadia" is an instant classic. I tried to find reasons to watch season 7 but I didn't find a single good episode on the list except for "Je Souhaite", I just LOVE this one. But then, everyone has different taste, some folks skip this, others skip that. Heh. I share the deep affection for the show, though. X Files was EVERYTHING to me when I was a teenager, and that probably clouds my judgment sometimes, I don't know. It's just so much teenage nostalgia and I think of all the Mulder posters I had and all the stuff I read about Mulder and how much I wanted to meet him and all.
  14. Sir Patrick will be hosting Have I Got News For You on BBC One tonight, and here's a picture of him being perfect while doing so: (Source) Look at his perfect face and the perfect hands and everything else about him being perfect
  15. I re-watched the show on Blu Ray recently, and it worked for me like this: I only watched the first six seasons, left out the final episode of season 6 (because ugh, bad, terrible) and watched the second-to-last episode of season 7 instead ("Je Souhaite" is one of my all time favorites and the only season 7 episode I like AND it serves as a good series finale as well IMO). Then I watched the latest episodes and guess what - it worked. They retconned so much of the whole mythology arc in these new episodes that you can basically just forget seasons 7, 8 and 9. (Which is what I prefer to do.) So yeah, I wish they'd resolve the rather terrible cliffhanger episode they had and get rid of the mythology and just focus on monsters of the week because they are where the Mulder and Scully dynamic truly shines.