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Old 02-02-2008, 06:53 AM
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Default Did DS9 impact your life? Inspire you in any way?

Not that I'd ever go back and change something if I could, but
There are moments, that I wish I could revisit.
I am brought to tears, just remembering the simplest of times.
But I don't know what brings these tears. Is it grief? Sadness? Joy?
One special memory that stays with me more each day, is winter
vacation of my freshmen year. So innocent, so small I was.
My cousin, Matt, had decided to spend it with my parents and I since
we hadn't seen each other much. We lived in a finished basement of
some friends with complete kitchen.
In the dining room, my cousin and I each had our own project. He
had to build a miniature model of a house for his architect class, and
my parents had just bought me this elaborate Deep Space Nine space station model
with fiber optic lighting and all. Not to get too nerdy on you, but at that time,
Deep Space Nine was still on the air at its peak, where each week had
me excited for Saturdays, when the new episode would air.
I have not been so excited over any other show after that.
I just want to revisit that feeling again. The comfort
of that dining table as we both bonded as family would, concentrating
on our projects. I even remember the smell of the soldering material I
had to use to melt the metal onto the wiring of the intricate space station.
We both put so much pride and effort into what we loved each day
for two weeks.
Why do I cry now? Do I wish I could truly just be in that moment again?
So many weekends I spent in my room, drawing each cast member of DS9
and even scenes I would make up in my head in my sketchbook, Listening
to Savage Garden, writing my own
episodes of my favorite show.

Back then, I had no friends that shared my interest. I was an innocent
Christian church girl, with hypocritical church friends that didn't want
to see me outside of church. Back then, I was mostly quiet and
never even admitted to being a geek, just a Christian.
I was at a high school where I knew no one, I had a fresh start.
But, I was confident, cute, and even interesting to at least Crystal at
that time, the wiccan girl that befriended me in Spanish class. Ironic how
she's my only friend left of that time, my best friend of this time.

But because of Christianity, I had also found another love
In music…A favorite songwriter of mine, Rich Mullins, also
Inspired me through his beautiful melodic music to dream of places
I'll never see. Not that I'm no longer Christian, I've just
swayed more to Agnostic…

I really don't know what inspired me to write this. I guess I just
wanted to let those that don't understand other's obsessions
with things they don't see interesting.

The first album of Savage Garden, a few of Rich Mullins'
songs, and the fourth through seventh seasons
of Deep Space Nine, had me inspired at so many levels to nurture
my personality, my talents, my skills…


Isn't it so crazy how a silly tv show can have such an impact on a person?
How made up characters of a made up time, but not in a galaxy far, far, away,
in our own galaxy, with such in depth storylines, lead me to so much more
imagination and dreams…I craved it, and still do.

This was also the same period in which I found something very
appealing about the same sex…I believe that
every girl goes through that at some point in time, however…
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:09 AM
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I don't think it impacted me personally, but it did hold strong imo on what gene wanted it to be...
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:19 AM
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It didn't impact my life, but I put it in the top 5 TV shows I've ever seen, along with TNG, Farscape, Doctor Who, and Quantum Leap.
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:26 AM
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Not a huge impact but it was a great show
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:21 PM
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I didnt have any inspiration from DS9, but I really like hearing the motivational stories others have about the impact Trek has had on their lives!
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Old 02-02-2008, 04:24 PM
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Vics probably put spring in my step. I don't know about impact my life. I love the Vic Fontaine story line. I know most people hate it. Its so good.

DS9 had allot to like. I find the things that allot of fandom hated about the show were the things I liked. Good show all-round. And, Ezri is smokin' hot and super cute.
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:11 PM
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I really enjoyed vics as well! I've got a bunch of the songs he did on the show (he created a CD shortly after the show with a bunch of the song he did)
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:53 AM
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Not that I'd ever go back and change something if I could, but
There are moments, that I wish I could revisit.
I am brought to tears, just remembering the simplest of times.
But I don't know what brings these tears. Is it grief? Sadness? Joy?
One special memory that stays with me more each day, is winter
vacation of my freshmen year. So innocent, so small I was.
My cousin, Matt, had decided to spend it with my parents and I since
we hadn't seen each other much. We lived in a finished basement of
some friends with complete kitchen.
In the dining room, my cousin and I each had our own project. He
had to build a miniature model of a house for his architect class, and
my parents had just bought me this elaborate Deep Space Nine space station model
with fiber optic lighting and all. Not to get too nerdy on you, but at that time,
Deep Space Nine was still on the air at its peak, where each week had
me excited for Saturdays, when the new episode would air.
I have not been so excited over any other show after that.
I just want to revisit that feeling again. The comfort
of that dining table as we both bonded as family would, concentrating
on our projects. I even remember the smell of the soldering material I
had to use to melt the metal onto the wiring of the intricate space station.
We both put so much pride and effort into what we loved each day
for two weeks.
Why do I cry now? Do I wish I could truly just be in that moment again?
So many weekends I spent in my room, drawing each cast member of DS9
and even scenes I would make up in my head in my sketchbook, Listening
to Savage Garden, writing my own
episodes of my favorite show.

Back then, I had no friends that shared my interest. I was an innocent
Christian church girl, with hypocritical church friends that didn't want
to see me outside of church. Back then, I was mostly quiet and
never even admitted to being a geek, just a Christian.
I was at a high school where I knew no one, I had a fresh start.
But, I was confident, cute, and even interesting to at least Crystal at
that time, the wiccan girl that befriended me in Spanish class. Ironic how
she's my only friend left of that time, my best friend of this time.

I really don't know what inspired me to write this. I guess I just
wanted to let those that don't understand other's obsessions
with things they don't see interesting.

The first album of Savage Garden, a few of Rich Mullins'
songs, and the fourth through seventh seasons
of Deep Space Nine, had me inspired at so many levels to nurture
my personality, my talents, my skills…


Isn't it so crazy how a silly tv show can have such an impact on a person?
How made up characters of a made up time, but not in a galaxy far, far, away,
in our own galaxy, with such in depth storylines, lead me to so much more
imagination and dreams…I craved it, and still do.

This was also the same period in which I found something very
appealing about the same sex…I believe that
every girl goes through that at some point in time, however…
Gotta say, first wow for writing that because it was rather marvelous. Its nice to see that peoples love for Star Trek go beyond seeing T'Pol in teh nude and big space battles.

The psychologist in me has my opinions on what you just said and so does the trekkie in me. I cant say that Star Trek made me that complete, sure when im down I pop in some TNG or TOS and get my spirit up but in no way can that compare to your need for DS9.

A part of me thinks that at that point in your life, you needed something constant, something good, something that was there every Saturday. Im not saying it could have been any show but you latched on to DS9 and it will always be with you. Its like your security blanket really, everyone has something that when all else fails, they know they can go to and it will be there.

Enough analysis, im not even fully qualified yet lol.

DS9 will always be the show to me that meant family. You could refer to the Sisko's but I mean the station itself. It started with a man, heartbroken, without a proper place in the universe and we followed him till he found his true path in life. He made that station his home, he made those people his family. So watching someone do that, coming from pretty much nothing and then finding everything he had always wanted is something that everyone can relate to and aspire to.

So yeah, I liked DS9
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:49 AM
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Raiden, that was amazing. Thank you for picking at my brain, hehe, it's nice to
know not everyone thinks I'm some kind of loon, ha. You are probably right about
it being my security blanket. It was a tough time for me, straight out of middle
school. I was constantly humiliated for believing in God at that time, but high
school made me a whole new person when I actually met people I had things in
common with. I like how you said I needed something good and constant, and I'm
glad you didn't say boyfriend or something dumb like that, haha. I wasn't into guys
at that time, well, except Weyoun, but outside of Trek, I guess I just had high
standards, ha.
But thank you, Raiden, for understanding, for re-wording this, in a sense...
Thanks, everyone else, for you input, too!
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Only way it impacted my life is when I purchased seasons 6 & 7, the number of hours I worked dropped to zero for a week...
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