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David Falkayn

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  1. Mutatis Mutandis

    I've just posted the first part of a new Sutherland/Perseus/Other UT Guests story, Mutatis Mutandis on the Trek BBS: https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/sutherland-perseus-others-mutatis-mutandis.293091/ I'll also be posting on Ad Astra and here on the UT site. I hope everyone enjoys the story.
  2. Son Rise Sun Set

    Son Rise Sun Set is being reposted on the Trek BBS and will also be posted on Ad Astra.
  3. Son Rise Sun Set

    Here's the spot if you'd like to talk about the first mission of the Perseus. One of my favorite things to do as a writer of Star Trek fan fiction is to take certain episodes and explore the possible ramifications that might have occurred after Kirk, Picard, Janeway, or Archer and their people beamed back aboard their ships and warped away. In this instance I imagined what might have happened after the events of "Bread and Circuses"...
  4. Preemptive Maneuvers

  5. Revised and Re-edited stories posted

    I'm currently revising and updating Shore Leave and posting it on Trek BBS.
  6. I'm re-editing and reposting Shakedown Cruise on the Trek BBS, I'll also be revising to bring these stories more in United Trek continuity as I go along. I've also revised and re-edited Unraveling Forceful Patterns at Ad Astra.
  7. I'm currently posting an updated Meet the Lady on the Trek BBS.
  8. Status Updates

    I understand where you're coming from Redhshirt. I'm in the process of slowly catching up too. Re-reading old stories does help for me at least--after a while, the characters start talking to me again. I'm glad you're doing well with all that you're dealing with, and, when you're ready and that elusive muse returns, we look forward to reading more of your stories.
  9. Long Time No See

    It's been a long time since I've posted and seen most of you, but some big things happened in my life that I should tell you about which explains why you haven't heard from me and why I haven't been writing. First, my mother suffered from Alzheimer's through most of the 2010's. As her condition worsened, I had to take on a greater role as caregiver until I and my family could no longer give her the proper care she needed and we had to place her in extended care. Me and my mother were very close and when she passed away in 2015, I spiraled down into a very deep and dark depression where I didn't really so much live, as exist. It was a very dark and painful time for me and really only recently ended. Last year at about this time, I passed out during a cardiac stress test and was rushed to the hospital where they had to perform a double coronary bypass and had a heart valve replaced. They had to perform surgery on me twice as they had to stop some internal bleeding. I nearly didn't make it through. It took me the better part of 2017 to recover from my surgery, but during that time, thanks to the love of family and friends, I got better. Now, I've dropped 70 pounds from last year and my depression is history. I've come to terms with the loss of my mother and I've found that my creative energies have been restored. If my friends at United Trek would have me back, I'd love to finish the stories I'm doing. Right now, I'm working on "Blood Cries" and I think everyone will like the ending of that story. I look forward to reading and sharing with everyone once again and to those who enjoyed reading about our wayward captain Liz and all her friends, well, if you'll have me, she's baaaaaack!
  10. Cold Comfort

    Cold Comfort is up the Trek BBS now and I'll have it up on Ad Astra and send it to Cejay for inclusion here as well. Hope everyone enjoys it.
  11. Absent Friends

    Just posted Absent Friends up on Trek BBS and will get it up on Ad Astra probably tomorrow. I've cleaned up grammatical errors and have added some new stuff, so Cejay, I'll send you over a .docx attachment tomorrow as well. Cold Comfort should be up in a day or so as well. Feels good to be writing again.
  12. Dark Territory Updates

    This is one helluva an epic you've got going. I'm really enjoying not just the scope, but also the characterizations: Edison, Taman/Vashta, Marcella, Penda Dryer and so many more. Strong plot involving not just a wide span in years, but also time travel, multiple universes and dimensions. Great stuff
  13. Plebe Year

    The first new Sutherland Plebe Year is up now as a downloadable .pdf file through the link here and on Trek BBS and Ad Astra. It looks a little bit at Liz's childhood and at her freshman year at the Academy.
  14. Here's one of the links CeJay: http://stareagleadventures.com/UnitedTrek/Dark_Territory/Staring_Into_the_Abyss.pdf   it seems that all the links to the pdfs are down as I tried mine and LoneRedShirt's as well.

    Do you think Plebe Year's ready to roll out on Trek BBS and Ad Astra yet?  

    1. Cejay


      Really odd, all the links including this one are working perfectly fine for me. Not sure what's wrong.

      And yeah, forgot to say, I really like the new content for Plebe Year. I usually try to update the website with new stories. If you email me you story as a Word doc I can turn it into a PDF and add it there too.

    2. David Falkayn

      David Falkayn

      Thanks, CeJay.  I'll email the story to you, I'm probably going to roll it out tonight after "Flash". on the tube.  As regards the link, I'm not sure what's going on.  I tried it with both Edge and Chrome and I'm still getting this on my screen and I'v been getting it with the other sites too: 

      The webpage athttp://www.stareagleadventures.com/UnitedTrek/Sutherland/Ties_That_Bind.pdfmight be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

  15. Is Stareagleadventures.com down CeJay?  I've been browsing through some of the stories and I get a dead link page.

    1. Cejay


      Seems to work fine for me. Maybe a broken link somewhere. If you come across one let me know where or the URL and I'll try to fix it. In the meantime you should be able to reach the site by going directly to stareagleadventures.com

  16. Hey, CeJay, I'm planning on introducing Michael Owens in a scene where Liz tells Jadzia that she turned down an invite to join Nova Squadron because she dislikes and distrusts elite groups.. I figure Michael might agree with her on this.  I'm not wanting to play their relationship at this time as being adversarial or confrontational.  If anything, the two probably would get along pretty well with each other at this stage of their relationship.  Liz's hedonistic and sensualist side is just now being formed and in many ways, they agree as to the purpose of Starfleet.  I don't really see any tensions developing between the two until after Liz stabs Erika in the back.  So...what do you think?

    1. Cejay


      Sounds good, I'd say go for it.

  17. Dark Territory Updates

    I just caught up with the latest chapter DK. Nicely done. I think you did a good job capturing the more seasoned and mature Shelby here. She'll wait and bide her time for now--Hobson, Rodenko, Bateson, her grandfather and the war have seasoned her quite a bit. However, once she finds her opening, I pity Grace and especially Laxx...
  18. Gibraltar Updates

    Very nice indeed! I wish I could do photomanips half as good as that! Also, I'm glad that you and your stories are getting the recognition you and they so richly deserve. You're an excellent writer and I'm glad to see that more and more people are seeing that. Here's to even more good things in the future!
  19. Meet Anara Rysyl

    Lieutenant Anara Rysyl is the Deltan operations officer on board the Sutherland. Like all Deltans, she produces a pheromone that acts as a very strong sexual attractant and aphrodisiac. Prolonged exposure to this pheromone can also produce a reaction akin to addiction, hence the requirement of all Deltans entering Starfleet to either take the Oath of Celibacy where they promise to abstain from sexual relations with non-Deltans or to accept the regular injection of hormones which act to suppress the Deltan's natural pheromone production. While this permits the Deltan to enjoy a physical relationship with a non-Deltan, it does have a downside: many Deltans complain that it dulls the senses somewhat--especially during sex. Younger Deltans, including Anara, are resentful at having to choose either option. They argue that most of the effects of so-called "pheromone addiction" are overstated, the result more of legend and holovid lore than reality and that the Oath belongs to an earlier, more prudish era and that the inhibitor injections are an unwelcome invasive procedure. Anara is generally well-liked by the Sutherland crew and is easily one of the more popular members of the crew. She has a generally friendly personality and enjoys art and music--especially, oddly enough, Classical Vulcan. During the course of the series, she will also begin a long-term relationship with the Sutherland's first officer, Commander Christopher Hobson. An elegant and sensuous woman, Anara Rysyl is a true pleasure to write.
  20. Shoreleave

    The second title in the Sutherland series and my first comedy. This is the one story I have never been completely pleased with and I'll most likely go back and redo it in the near future. If you want to talk about Shoreleave...or even throw a few brickbats Go for it.
  21. Shakedown Cruise

    If you'd like to discuss or leave feedback for the first tale of the USS Sutherland, this is the place for it. This story has gone through one revision since it first came out and I'll probably go back at some point and tighten up some of the continuity errors that always happens with lead stories and bring it more within the United Trek universe.
  22. Shakedown Cruise

    Thanks! I really do appreciate your comments as well as the support from my fellow UT writers--they really are helping me in my efforts to push off these bouts of depression I've been dealing which, combined with work and real life obligations, have really put a damper on my writing. Hopefully, with Spring Break here, I can get back into the saddle and get some words on electronic paper! Thanks again!
  23. Dark Territory Updates

    I definitely have to swing by and read it. Spring break now so hopefully I'll be doing some reading and writing this week--although I've got some rough drafts from my students I have to read (shuddering in fear) and I have to write up exams. We've found a good place to take my mother for daytrips a couple of days a week--she's getting a chance to meet new friends and do things. I'm just hoping I can find my writing muse again...
  24. Welcome

    Greetings, I'm David Falkayn and I write the Star Trek: Sutherland, Lexington, and the upcoming Perseus series. I'm always interested in hearing what people have to say about my stories, so please, feel free to discuss. I'll also be posting various stuff dealing with the characters and maybe even teasers for upcoming series--such as the upcoming Sutherland/Lexington crossover...
  25. Meet Captain Christopher Hobson

    We first meet Christopher Hobson when he was a lieutenant commander assigned to the Sutherland in the TNG two-part episode "Redemption". Hobson, played by actor Timothy Carhart, was the officer who was the main antagonist of Lieutenant Commander Data, questioning the ability and competence of the android to command the starship. Later on, Commander Hobson will become first officer of Captain Shelby when she takes command of the Sutherland, serving with her for several years before finally getting his own command. In Star Trek: Perseus, Chris Hobson finally gets a ship of his own, the Intrepid-class starship, Perseus. Hobson exhibits a calm and deliberate exterior, earning for himself the moniker, "Iceman." However, this outwards facade hides deep emotional turmoil. A widower, Chris lost his wife, Natalie in a shuttle accident, taking years to recover. Eventually, he begins a relationship with the Sutherland's Deltan operations officer, Anara Rysyl, who will eventually become his first officer on the Perseus. However, their relationship does not long survive their promotions and reassignments as shortly thereafter, a situation arises on the planet 892-IV that tears the pair apart. Hobson enjoys bridge and is part of a regular bridge circle including his first officer, the Vulcan tactical/security chief, T'Pren, and chief medical officer Helen Nor as regular participants with a rotating group of others who are frequently invited. Chris is also a classical scholar, possessing several genuine leather bound books of philosophy, history, and literature. Hobson is also fluent in Latin and classic Greek and is familiar with Egyptian hieroglyphics. While punctilious and a stickler for detail, surprisingly, Hobson allows his department heads a great deal of leeway in running their divisions--provided they meet his very exacting expectations. In a recent mission involving a Klingon attack on a backward planet, Hobson also proved most adept at dealing with fellow starship captains of remarkably different personalities. A mystery wrapped in a puzzle wrapped in an enigma--Christopher Hobson can be a most unfathomable individual--which is just the way he likes it.