Stories
Summary: My theories as to the origin of the Q, the nature of the Q Continuum, and how Q powers work, in general.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: Q
Genre: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 6234    Read Count: 1256
[Report This] Published: 11 Jun 2009 Updated: 11 Jun 2009
Summary:

Giving Garak an insulting nametag was hardly polite; any being should know that. But what about those less obvious signs of respect or disrespect? If you're interested in putting the right foot forward in your dealings with Cardassians, what are some of the most important do's and don'ts?

(Most information here is Sigils and Unions-specific, and written from an in-universe perspective, as if for a student preparing to study the Cardăsda language. Other material may be added eventually, but for now, this can be read as a complete work.)


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions Background Information
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1286    Read Count: 1192
[Report This] Published: 20 Feb 2009 Updated: 18 May 2009
Summary:

From strict discipline in military formations to intense, deeply emotional interactions with friends and family--interactions with and among Cardassians can sometimes seem contradictory to other species with different upbringings and instinctive drives. Here's a bit of insight for non-Cardassians that might explain some of the unusual thoughts and reactions they might observe when dealing with Cardassians...


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions Background Information
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2106    Read Count: 1573
[Report This] Published: 15 May 2009 Updated: 15 May 2009
Summary: A series of discussions focused on some of the more unusual, non-canon details of the story Balancing The Void
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: No    Word count: 880    Read Count: 884
[Report This] Published: 07 Apr 2009 Updated: 07 Apr 2009
Hybrid Theory by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K+    Liked  Reviews (4
Summary:

In the real world, it has the force of scientific law: only the most similar species within a genus can successfully mate, and even then the offspring will almost always be sterile.

Yet in Star Trek, hybrids have been with us from the very beginning.

So how is it that beings that evolved on completely different worlds, some of them with physiology fundamentally different from Earth humanity, manage to have healthy children together? And how is it their children seem to expect the same?

Here's how it's done in Sigils and Unions...

(Written from an out-of-universe perspective, but with references to Sigils and Unions/SigCat events. Please note that the PCE theory is likely unknown to the public due to the political implications seen in "The Chase"; however, its consequences on domestic life are well known.)


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions Background Information
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1829    Read Count: 1621
[Report This] Published: 06 Apr 2009 Updated: 06 Apr 2009
Summary:

Learn about the neurological condition that has afficted Gul Tayben Berat since the Volan III incident, and many individuals of other species in the dark days of the Dominion War.

(Written from an in-universe perspective.)


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions Background Information
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1071    Read Count: 690
[Report This] Published: 13 Mar 2009 Updated: 13 Mar 2009
The Journey by SLWalker    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (11
Summary: A number of years ago, I had a professional column dedicated to teaching folks how to improve their writing. This is, I suppose you can say, its successor. Some articles will be dedicated to the basic mechanics of writing, and some will be dedicated to the finer points of storytelling. Current Issue: Step 14: Attaining (or Reattaining) Grace
Chapters: 3    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: No    Word count: 3117    Read Count: 3843
[Report This] Published: 19 Feb 2009 Updated: 27 Feb 2009
Summary: What sort of crimes still exist in Trek's "utopian" society, and how are those crimes punished?
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: Adult Situations
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3021    Read Count: 871
[Report This] Published: 20 Feb 2009 Updated: 20 Feb 2009
Economics of Star Trek by Alara Rogers    Rated: K      Reviews (3
Summary: Everyone says that the economics of Star Trek isn't realistic. I think it makes sense, given the existence of replicators and extremely cheap energy. Here's how I think it works.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2701    Read Count: 979
[Report This] Published: 20 Feb 2009 Updated: 20 Feb 2009
Parrises Sqaures by Tiberius    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (2
Summary: This is one of the appendices I wrote for my story "The Hansen Diaries" at a point where I thought that a game would actually be appearing in the story. It was basically me just rambling on for a while. I had a blast writing it.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1380    Read Count: 5408
[Report This] Published: 19 Feb 2009 Updated: 19 Feb 2009
Summary:

It's easy to assume that the Cardassians themselves are as uniform as the armor worn by their military...but to do so is to ignore the diversity that still manages to thrive even under one of the most repressive Alpha Quadrant regimes.

Explore the regions of Cardassia Prime and learn about the people who call it home...


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions Background Information
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2478    Read Count: 1210
[Report This] Published: 19 Feb 2009 Updated: 19 Feb 2009
Ranks of the Cardassian Guard by Nerys Ghemor    Rated: K    Liked  Reviews (5
Summary:

Having trouble telling a gul from a gor? Wondering why you've encountered so few rank titles? And just how far does a glinn's authority really stretch?

If you've wondered about any of this as you've read Star Trek: Sigils and Unions, this guide is for you!


Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: None
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions Background Information
Completed: Yes    Word count: 1124    Read Count: 832
[Report This] Published: 19 Feb 2009 Updated: 19 Feb 2009
ST: HERITAGE - Appendices by Terilynn    Rated: K      Reviews (2
Summary: Appendices and time lines for Star Trek: Heritage Series
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes, Meta, Essays and Everything Else
Characters: None
Genre: Other
Warnings: None
Series: Star Trek: Heritage
Completed: No    Word count: 1480    Read Count: 1400
[Report This] Published: 19 Feb 2009 Updated: 19 Feb 2009