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Michael Penn
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Posted: 28 June 2013 at 9:13am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Exciting...!
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Eric Smearman
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I find some fan fiction to be pretty enjoyable. Particularly if the story
involves more thought and care than just "Hey - wouldn't it be cool
if...?" Even if this photonovel had remained just "a little goofing
around", I have no doubt that JB's approach would be taking care of the
toys as well as playing with them.

This is great news and I'm really looking forward to the finished product.
Gonna miss the updates, but I think I'll live...:)
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Posted: 28 June 2013 at 11:47am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Only just found this thread (don't normally pop in here) and love this whole idea. More comics even photo-comics is good news.
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Posted: 28 June 2013 at 12:01pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I find some fan fiction to be pretty enjoyable. Particularly if the story involves more thought and care than just "Hey - wouldn't it be cool if...?" Even if this photonovel had remained just "a little goofing around", I have no doubt that JB's approach would be taking care of the toys as well as playing with them.

I've mentioned before that pretty much EVERY story begins with "Wouldn't it be cool if. . . " The problem is that too many people don't ask the NEXT question: "Sure, but THEN what?"

I am most certainly allowing myself to scratch an old itch with this tale, but I hope I am doing it in a way that will not seem too obviously fannish!

Mind you, I can imagine a small legion of "fans" poring over the printed book with magnifying glasses, looking for "seams" -- of which, they will find plenty! -- so maybe they, at least, won't even notice how much I am indulging myself with the STORY!

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Jeff Tulley
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Posted: 28 June 2013 at 12:18pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Great news! Looking forward to this!
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John Byrne
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Having enough fun with this that Chris Ryall and I are already contemplating a SECOND one!! To this end, Chris sent me the official list of all the actors who have signed off on the use of their likenesses. Pretty comprehensive. A few names missing, that I already knew about.

What's curious is how few want approval of the use -- and who some of those are! Quite surprised that some folk who I might have expected to be, well, let's say fastidious about their likenesses are easy going about it.

Ponder, ponder, ponder. . . . .

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Brian Miller
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Posted: 28 June 2013 at 12:53pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Wow. Great news, JB. This has been quite a week of good JB / Trek news. Keep it coming!
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Paul Greer
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Posted: 28 June 2013 at 3:34pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I am so glad this is becoming a reality. It was fun as a side project on the forum, but I like the idea this will be "real" and I can buy a copy!

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Monte Gruhlke
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Posted: 29 June 2013 at 12:42pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Use the heck out of that Artograph, JB. If it works for what you need, it's the perfect tool to use, no matter how potentially 'archaic' it might be. I know an artist who kept tossing the old tools in favor of the new, and how frustrated he got when attempting familiar techniques the new tools couldn't replicate.

Sometimes progress isn't progress.
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John Byrne
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I most often upgrade to stay in the same place.

When I moved out of my previous residence, I used it as an excuse to toss the cumbersome old Artograph I'd had for several decades, as well as the rickety drawing board it was mounted on. Once installed in my "new" place, I bought a proper light table, and attached a brand new -- and considerably smaller!! -- Artograph to it. The set-up is in the flat files room, which had no windows, and when the door is closed it's pitch black in there.

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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 29 June 2013 at 2:00pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I'm happy for you, JB. Though I am a Star Trek "civilian", it's plain as
day the level of enjoyment you get out of working on these characters
after all these years.

By the way, I really hope you back up all of your computer work
someplace! With your computer going on 10+ years, I fear that it's just
a matter of time...
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I'm happy for you, JB. Though I am a Star Trek "civilian", it's plain as day the level of enjoyment you get out of working on these characters after all these years.

It occurred to me today that this is as close as I could ever get to writing and directing an episode of the Original Series. The thought alone actually made me mist up a bit!

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By the way, I really hope you back up all of your computer work someplace! With your computer going on 10+ years, I fear that it's just a matter of time...

And the time is getting closer. My computer has been -- odd, of late.

However, several months ago I bought a HUGE external drive, and the important stuff -- like this Photonovel! -- does, indeed, get backed up there.

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