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John Byrne
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"Slash" = / = Gay?
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Yes, and... some unbelievable stuff. When I earned my Masters at Columbia, I was so happy to step into a class and see "Star Trek" on the syllabus. But then -- we were made to read this Slash Trek literature.

My brain is still reeling....

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On the question of story or images first, I say -- go with images.
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"Slash" became a short form word for Kirk/Spock fan written stories that delved into them being gay.  So "Slash fiction" is a term now applied to any fan fiction for any franchise where characters we thought were straight turn out to be gay for each other.  e.g., Adam 12 slash fiction.
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So cool, JB!  I'm glad you're digging into this one!

I have a question which might be obvious, but I am not tech savvy so I will ask anyway:  Are you limited to using images from TREKCore.com, or can you use your DVDs to do screen grabs? 

I ask because it seems like you would be able to choose just the right gesture or movement from the characters if you use screen grabs.


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I'd encountered some of this stuff -- "Slash" -- around 1978 or so, but it had not picked up this terminology at that time.

Amusingly enough, when I was growing up in England, the / mark was called an "oblique stroke", a term I still use when I'm in the mood to be pretentious. I wonder if this kind of stuff is called "Stroke" on the other side of the Pond?

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Still puttering. . .

The layout on this one works a lot better than the others, I think.

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"Now!" -- that's terrific.
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Here's another. Starting to get the hang of this, I think. Coming quite fast now!

Struck once again by the richness of these early episodes. The subdued lighting and saturated colors.

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As far as whether you should "cheat," I would heartily encourage it!  Seeing the fusion of what I assume is Amok Time with Mirror, Mirror and that prone Scotty (I'm enjoying guessing... "is that from Galileo Seven when he's draining the phaser on the floor, or perhaps when he's bending down in the low space in the Fesarius at the end of Corbomite Manuever...no, wait... Scotty didn't beam down at the end, he beamed them down... is it from "Lights of Zetar" when Mira zaps him"  etc...)  Seems to me it's common practice for media now to cut and paste bits from other contexts (David E. Kelley did an entire Boston Legal episode based on an unrelated clip from an old Studio One episode starring a young Shatner from four decades earlier).  I think "cheating" would make it much more fun!
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Loving, loving, loving this!
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It isn't cheating. It's merely changing the conditions of the test. I, for one, commend the original thinking involved... :-)

I'm only guessing, but I would think the Scotty pic is from "I, Mudd" when the others "kill" him with pointy-finger phasers and sound effects at his request as he cannot stand any more happiness...

Those "pages" from "Corbomite Maneuver" are like a map on how to get to a place where one is able to do creative comic storytelling well.

 

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Brian Hague: It isn't cheating. It's merely changing the conditions of the test. I, for one, commend the original thinking involved... :-)

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Setting face to 'grinning like a sand tiger at feeding time'...


As for those 'Corbomite Maneuver' pages, totally agree with just how great those colours look in tandem with the lighting - neat-o-rama!


Combine that factor with JB's choice of shots and the panel layout, and I'm getting a distinctly 'Frank Bellamy's Thunderbirds comics' vibe from them. As I say, neat-o-rama...!

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