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1/1/2023 c10 1Gamer-FURY
Thanks for the fic sad that it seems to be dropped
12/29/2022 c10 Tony McNucklz
Fascinating. Pity this seems dead, I'd have liked to see more.
3/7/2022 c10 tammo42
is it dropped?
10/6/2021 c10 2Muncher-of-Super
Ahhh cliffhanger!
9/10/2021 c2 ScientistXXXX
(I'll be frank, such an intellect at your age is unprecedented for Andorians or Aenars, even hybrids such as yourself, the only viable ways such a thing could happen are either you're a once in a millennium prodigy)

Huhhhh weird yes it is rare for humans but we usually pop up such genius ever once in a while world wide nowhere rare as these guys
7/16/2021 c10 Spirit Of The Black Wolf
This is an intresting story you have written, Sharra is a badass and funny I hope you come back to this story someday.
3/20/2021 c1 Brezer
love the story. hope you come back.
2/19/2021 c1 Hegal
Ewww reactionary right wing politics gross
2/3/2021 c10 julian.brady
Can’t wait until 2037 when you update! Really looking forward to it!
4/12/2020 c3 44Rorschach's Blot
You had me at Pinochet Helicopter ride. This looks interesting.
1/5/2020 c10 Lord Mortensen
cool! please update soon!
12/27/2019 c10 110Right What Is Wrong
I think this site ate a section break between these two paragraphs:
"Granted. Don't make me regret this Lieutenant."

"Um, sir, why are we wearing these Gas Masks?" Ensign Rodriguez asked me experimentally poking and prodding at the mask made out of dark leather, a material that funnily enough was very rare in clothing during the twenty fourth century and while the other members I had selected for this particular trip didn't ask the question their rude stares gave away the fact that they weren't exactly pleased by me having them wear something that wasn't part of a Starfleet uniform.

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"I pulled out my modified tricorder, which was slightly bulkier than the standard Starfleet version, but in exchange, it had more battery life, better sensors, and overall more functionality, hell, I could play the entire Gameboy, NES and Turbografix 16 libraries on this thing!"

...how low-tech is the regular tricorder? You can emulate the GameBoy on the TI-84 Plus. NES is harder, but Raspberry Pi Zero (a literal $5-10 computer) can emulate it and the GameBoy with no problems. (I can't speak to Turbografix 16, as I have no idea about hat system.) I guess you might be driving home that Starfleet is oddly behind modern tech in some ways due to the pseudo-Cuban economy retarding technological development, but *that* much?

"canisters that the three Ensigns had in their gasmasks containing a very specifically calculated amount of anti-matter ruptured after I'd pressed the button on my Tricorder, wiping them out, the only clue as to them having been there were their slightly damaged uniforms and intact communicator badges, the latter of which I proceeded to place in my pocket."
Uhhhhh... their uniforms would be a lot more than SLIGHTLY damaged. It would be indistinguishable from a bomb having gone off in their gas masks, minus chemical residue, and only a minuscule amount of mass would be missing. (I think you'd also have isotopic transmutation from atoms nearby the annihilation site briefly reaching temperatures required for hot fusion, but I'm not a physicist.)

If you put in enough antimatter to get rid of their entire bodies, well... Google "Waíse néiat inconsistency". People did the math, and each body would be roughly equivalent to an explosion four times the size of the Tsar Bomba.

I mean, Star Trek has always played fast and loose with physics, but that struck me as odd. I think he should've gone with some undetectable-on-autopsy poison instead if he was going to turn teamkiller. *shrug*

Well, I'm interested to see where he's warping, anyway. I halfway think he'd be best off targeting 'Q Continuum civilization, shortly before ascension, nearby a repository of ascension-preparation technical knowledge I can steal and make comprehensible to present-day minds', but that might draw too much attention from the Continuum. "Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever", etc.

Hope you update. For all my nitpicks, you write engaging fics, and I'm interested in seeing where you're going with them. (Also hope finals have been going well for you, if you're in school.)
12/27/2019 c9 Right What Is Wrong
Wait, why would a Lotus Eater civilization be using huge amounts of power?

...uh, come to think of it, is Sharra really sure the *biologicals* are in charge any more, or is this a Type II civilization of rogue AI that keeps the biologicals in blissful captivity as a sop to the original hardcoded 'must serve and protect [original species]' programming? In other words, a spacefaring version of The Matrix?

Yeah, run away, run away fast...
12/27/2019 c8 Right What Is Wrong
The DMZ? Aw, no Augments took over Korea and completely eliminated the divide between the countries? (Actually, wasn't Khan the ruler of Asia? I can understand him not bothering with *North* Korea on its own merits, but South Korea seems like it would be worth conquering, and it would be truly bizarre if he didn't pick up North Korea on his way over.)

Meh, preaching against perfection is an oversimplification. Sharra could have explained it to Data as the human mind craving novelty, even at the price of imperfection, and elaborated upon that tendency as a way to avoid getting trapped in globally-suboptimal local optimizations. An AI would understand that.

(Yes, yes, I know, I should write my own story if I'm going to nitpick like this...)

The Alien scenario was funny. Nice to see pop-culture references being put to good use.
12/27/2019 c7 Right What Is Wrong
Nice solution to the Kobayashi Maru. I suspect the Academy will patch it out by having your warp drives just *happen* to crash if you try that double-jump move. Yes, I know they stuck a random warship in there, but it seems like he still could have gotten out if he'd been aware enough to go for a third jump rather than celebrating prematurely. (Actually... was that Klingon Warship the result of the AI immediately adapting and having a 'reserve' ship pull the Warp-and-Run maneuver *against* Sharra? Would be funny as hell if it was.)

I'm not sure it would be too useful a maneuver in the field, as it sounds to me like, as soon as it was widely adopted, it would be countered by 'predictive' strategies of mixing a few short-range shots with the long-range ones in case your opponent tried a hit-and-run. Then again, I'm not well-versed on the limitations of Star Trek technology.

I'm enjoying your fic, by the way. I know I'm griping a lot, but I only do this sort of mass-reviewing binge when I'm engrossed enough to bother commenting. Usually I'm a full-fledged case of the plague of readers-who-read-but-don't-review.
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