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by SmoothPapaJ
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 78
Views: 85460

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

It almost killed me, but the story's finished and online. I...didn't know if I had it in me. Rather than post all the text here, I'll just direct you offsite:

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10035862/1 ... Federation

Please, enjoy.
by SmoothPapaJ
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 78
Views: 85460

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

In case anyone's wondering, this story didn't die. I just kept forgetting to make this one of the places I published updates. Another nine chapters are available here, with the FINALE coming within the month: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10035862/2 ... Federation
by SmoothPapaJ
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 78
Views: 85460

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

Brant drummed her fingers on the arm of the captain’s chair. The Lanius captain was on screen in front of her, staring ahead in total silence and total stillness. This one had the same cracked-ice skin and pointy, jutting features as Killer had, but Brant wasn’t even sure this one had eyes. If not f...
by SmoothPapaJ
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 78
Views: 85460

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

Ensign Toh, in fact, really did not like it. With the ship in jump state, Captain Brant was showing their new recruit around the ship. Two Lanius engineers, their faces all sharp angles and coldness, were holed up in the life support room performing their upgrades, and for the time being Translator ...
by SmoothPapaJ
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 78
Views: 85460

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

They had one steak left, vat-grown by some food chemists who really knew their business. Karl, as the only other one on-board who had ever eaten a steak, volunteered to cook it up. He brought it to her in the medbay, cooked medium, and Brant made unladylike noises as she devoured it. “Neither victor...
by SmoothPapaJ
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 78
Views: 85460

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

“Prognosis: positive. Ahab reports their weapons are too damaged to threaten Kestrel. If we direct fire at clone bay, should have situation resolved after next volley. Do you authorize?” Somehow, between the agony, the sudden shock of the change in her fate, and the stink of vomit, she managed to th...
by SmoothPapaJ
Sun May 21, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 78
Views: 85460

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

The footsteps ran right up to the edge of the closed bulkhead to the weapons room, then stopped. Brant kept her pistol trained forward, waiting for the first motion. “Ms. Brant, I have to give it to you,” shouted the Rebel captain from the hall. “You entirely live up to your reputation.” “So, like…a...
by SmoothPapaJ
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 78
Views: 85460

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

TheDreadedPirateTuco wrote:'Let's dance?'
That comes from a book series
was it unwind?


It's by no means unique to any one book. As a line to start a fight with, it's common enough to have its own TV Tropes page: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LetsDance
by SmoothPapaJ
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 78
Views: 85460

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

(It's been a busy year, but I'm still chugging away) This part never got any easier. She’d grown confident and ferocious in close combat, and fear of death was a constant and familiar companion at this point, but she still hated this moment. Standing on unsecured ground, hearing the approaching foot...
by SmoothPapaJ
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 78
Views: 85460

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

In retrospect, that was a foolish guarantee. I got married in August, and I don't know where I got off thinking I'd have time. *BUT,* the equinox is next week! It's still summer for one week! I CAN STILL TECHNICALLY FOLLOW THROUGH! Brant jogged after Killer as she walked off the bridge and into the ...