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Old 12-02-2008, 10:25 AM
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Ethan Corrigan Ethan Corrigan is offline
Lieutenant, Junior Grade
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Canton, Oh
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I find myself often doing research of some sort when writing a story. Some people like to add on where everything left off to avoid those types of conflicts with the timeline. I actually like looking for gaps and try to fill them in with an adventure of my own. Or perhaps tell a story from my characters perspective based on what's already happened in the Trek universe.

I also like using real science and pushing its boundaries to fit a story. Research helps a lot there. It's happened on more than one occassion that I would start looking for one thing and two hours later, I find myself reading about something else.

That's what I love about the Internet. All that information at your fingertips. When I was a kid, I had to ride my bike to the library, then go find a book. I still don't know who Dewey Decimal is, but apparently, they named a punctuation after him
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