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The Starcaster Chronicles 10.11

August 4, 2022 by Tim


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John Swift
John Swift
3 months ago

Not exactly uplifting, but informative atleast.

DontBeThatGuy
DontBeThatGuy
3 months ago
Reply to  John Swift

That’s how a LOT of military speeches are, really. They don’t bother with morale, they just give information that is deemed useful. How you process it is up to you.

Ben
Ben
3 months ago
Reply to  DontBeThatGuy

Honest, direct information is usually best.

william scott
william scott
3 months ago
Reply to  DontBeThatGuy

can honestly say a lot of serving personal don’t want ot be sugar coated they want the facts

foducool
foducool
3 months ago
Reply to  John Swift

they don’t need to be uplifted, they’re in SPACE!!!

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 months ago
Reply to  foducool

^ Best comment ever; you win the Internet.

Terminal6
Terminal6
3 months ago

what is “every vall on the vall”?

Last edited 3 months ago by Terminal6
jad
jad
3 months ago
Reply to  Terminal6

equivalent to “every hour on the hour”

evilleet
evilleet
3 months ago
Reply to  Terminal6

cant expect the universe to have a time system based on planet earth now, can we? 😛

Freddie
Freddie
3 months ago
Reply to  evilleet

No, that can’t be right … the entire universe is terracentric; it’s gotta be!

evilleet
evilleet
3 months ago
Reply to  Freddie

And they speak english to! The brits really did some excellent conquering it seems! 😮

ocramot
ocramot
3 months ago
Reply to  evilleet

Since all aliens have two arms two legs and a face, I don’t bother for the common language and measurement units

CBL
CBL
3 months ago
Reply to  ocramot

I think the canon argument there is that all of those species were cultivated by the Aug.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 months ago
Reply to  CBL

That’s exactly it. Starcaster Chronicles has an actual reason for Star Trek Syndrome, where 99% of the races are bipedal humanoids, because all these different races are creations (descendants?) of the Aug. Because they share similarities in DNA with the Aug, they are able to use their tools, hence, the Starcaster. We’ve seen some non-Augish races… the only one that’s coming to mind is Ssissimias, and that one’s pretty clear because they’re a colony of sentient worms inhabiting a corpse. I *think* that mimions aren’t Aug-descendant, but I’m not 100% certain on that. Speck’s obviously a bipedal humanoid, but his… Read more »

bob
bob
3 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Star Trek has a reason as well: TNG “The Chase” — Ancient aliens found they were the first/only life out there, and made it their mission to seed the galaxy with life. Humans, Vulcans, Klingons, Cardassians, etc. all have the same distant ancestors.

VibrantEvolution
VibrantEvolution
3 months ago
Reply to  bob

Cardassians

I read that as Kardashian…

Ste
Ste
3 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

As per the TNG episode The Chase, Star Trek has much the same explanation for Star Trek Syndrome, as well.

Imperator Ruscal
Imperator Ruscal
3 months ago
Reply to  Terminal6

A sure fire way to both kill morale and decrease effective readiness. If you KNOW that a drill is going to happen on the hour, then you’re pre-prepping for the drill to happen. Which is great if your goal is to look good in drills, not so much if you want an attentive and responsive crew. What happens if they make hostile contact on the hour? Sound general quarters and get everyone thinking they can be a bit lax because its another drill…

VibrantEvolution
VibrantEvolution
3 months ago

if you want an attentive and responsive crew are you attentive and responsive when an alarm goes off? When you are/were in school/work/shopping? I work in a supermarket and when our fire alarm goes off maybe a few will look up to see if something is going on and then just continue their shopping because the chance it went off by accident is greater than for an actual fire. These people however are on the edge of their seat. A lot of their friends just got killed. They will not lax “cuz it might be another drill”. If an alarm… Read more »

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
3 months ago

Harsh. that has to be devastating to morale despite the drive for revenge it’ll inspire for a while.

Martin Junginger
Martin Junginger
3 months ago

In case you really like this story (I do!), then you might consider becoming a Patreon for the Starcaster Chronicles asap. Why? Well, it would allow you to read right up to issue 12.16 immediately, AND it will allow you to still vote on the biggest decision probably yet to be taken in this entire storyline… and for the record: Tim doesn’t sponsor me, but it’s a really cool plot & decision, and I would hate anyone to miss it 🙂

The Legacy
The Legacy
3 months ago

Oh boy, I better start catching up then! 😅 Been neglecting reading it as of late due to RL.

Rolando
Rolando
3 months ago

Fringe. Sounds like where Cort and the others are, so she may run into them. That’d be cool.

But if they never cross paths, it’ll still be fun. I like the story and setting being presented from different perspectives, one way or another.