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Javert
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In the spirit of 'Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality', I thought I'd bring this little gem to everyone's attention.

It's so nerdy that I can barely contain it.

Charles Sonnenburg, better known as 'sfdebris', is a minor celebrity in the world of online reviews. I've been watching his video reviews for the last few months and particularly enjoyed his scathing commentary on Star Trek: Voyager.

Anyway, I just discovered that he wrote an epic Star Trek/Star Wars crossover fanfic a few years ago. How epic? 250 chapters in 6 'novels'.

And it's actually not bad. I've just started it, and I'm having a lot of fun.

Quick summary to get you interested: Something or someone has opened a wormhole between the universes, resulting in a first contact between the Federation and the Galactic Empire...and an invasion of the Empire by the Borg.

Check it out. I'm sure I can't be the only one here who enjoys such things.

Charles Sonnenburg's UNITY series.

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That may be the nerdiest endeavor of all time.
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The first paragraph is just... [Angst]
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Wait, which story is first? My browser seems to drop big pictures in the middle of the text, so I can't read what's being said. The information might be there. I admit I'm curious, but now Raja's reaction has me...well...quailing, heh.
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quote:
"Yes," said a voice with satisfaction, unconcerned with such physical limitations on sound in a vacuum.
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On the other side of the universe a hopelessly mismatched battle was about to come to its inevitable conclusion. One was the Federation Starship Voyager, which has been cut off from its people for over five years.
Uh...what?
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quote:
Originally posted by twinky:
The first paragraph is just... [Angst]

Isn't it? I've made it through about four and a half chapters, and not all of it is that horrible, but a decent bit of it is.
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quote:
Originally posted by Rakeesh:
Wait, which story is first?

I assume this one.

Yeah, it's kind of a painful read.

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Javert
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Eh, maybe I'm just easier to please.
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I've read the first book. The plotting isn't horrible, but the writing itself is awful. The guy misuses words to an almost comical degree.
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Examples for those of us unwilling to endure it firsthand? [Wink]
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Yeah I don't have time to try and read this (and the only review of his I enjoyed was when he reviewed the worst Voyager episode of all time), but I'd love to read a few choice passages and have a good laugh.
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I couldn't get past the two sentences I quoted above. I just couldn't see the point. Even if he has a good plot, I would have to be a lot nerdier than I am to wade through that.
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