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Jenn Moffatt
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Attended University of Hawaii at Manoa
Lived in burlingame, ca
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Tam's having a little nip.
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I made cheesecake swirl pumpkin pie this morning. I think it looks like a planet. Obviously I watch too much Star Trek, which I don't think is possible. 
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Edit/clean up of Jim's green shirt from Charlie X. #star trek, #tos, #jim kirk, 
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Yesterday, my sister and I decided to do Christmas early because we'd had a pretty crappy month, and THIS was my surprise.
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I am seriously spoiled. My wrists hurt from playing with it. It weighs about 4 pounds. I'm terrified to go to the website to see how much she paid for it. 
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I recently read the IDW graphic novel version of City on theEdge of Forever by Harlan Ellison. It seems so strange for me to only now readthis work as I’ve been a Trekkie since I was a kid. I knew the man wrote it. Iknew he wasn’t happy with what was done with the story to make it work on network TV, but even in this day and age of instant gratification on the internet, I’d never gone to the trouble of reading the original teleplay.

Per IDW: The iconic story has been written by Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton & David Tipton, with art by J.K. Woodward. The novel’s cover will be done by Juan Ortiz.

I like the art a great deal, but then I am used to IDW’s use of production and preproduction images to base the majority of their television based comics character’s faces. They do it in the X-Files, Star Trek Ongoing, classic Star Trek, and I wish they did it for Farscape because sometimes the characters are unrecognizable.

But this isn’t an art review. This is a Trekkie’s review of the story itself. City on the Edge of Forever was the last episode of season one of the original series (TOS). By then the bible to the show was more than a few pages thick. You can see the differences between the characterization of Spock especially if you look at the two pilot episodes (the Cage, and Where No Man Has Gone Before) and then get into the actual episodes of the show. It really is a shame that NBC did not show them in production order that makes for a very interesting rewatch as opposed to watching in the order they were aired in the 60s.

The Guardians of Time—yes Guardians—are pretty awesome, and it’s a shame we didn’t have the special effects abilities to show the City on the Edge of Forever the way it was intended.

Kirk’s parts aren’t bad at all. They’re seldom out of character, and when they are it’s because this story has little to do with Star Trek canon, which I will speak of when I get to Spock. And it was obvious this treatment would never fit into a 50 minute television episode. There is simply too much ground covered.

Edith Keeler was still Edith Keeler, and to this day she’s the only woman Jim was involved with that I approved of. She was worthy of him, and he was worthy of her. They fit and it is still one of the saddest love stories of all time. I cried for Edith and Jim’s loss when I was 12!

Dr. McCoy was barely featured in the story. Uhura was not there at all. Yeoman Rand kicked some serious ass. I guess Ellison did love his blondes because Rand was the only character to benefit from his script.

Then there’s Spock. Spock’s lines, beliefs, and behaviors made me cringe. He was incredibly out of character, and I had the impression that in the original script that Ellison couldn’t be bothered to read the bible about Spock. He also knew nothing of Vulcan in general. In this story Earth reached the stars first not Vulcan by two hundred years.

I admit that I’m not sure when it became canon that Vulcan was in space for 2000 years before coming to Earth, as the Romulans were able to splinter off from Vulcan when Surak’s teachings became the norm for the planet, but it is still inconceivable to have humans in space before Vulcan. I suppose it became canon when Spock said the Romulans in Balance of Terror were offshoots of his ancestors.

All in all, if you’re curious about the original story, then you should read the story. Enjoy it for the art, Edith and Janice, but take off your Trekkie Goggles and Vulcan ears because you’ll want to slam your head into a wall.

#startrek   #cityontheedgeofforever  
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I've never met him and really never had the interest to do so. That's what I've always heard about him as well. I like his work but not necessarily him.
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It is soggy in San Diego. Gus is not pleased that he's required to go outside to crap. He's decided in his next life to be a cat, so he can have hoomans dote on his every need and let him crap in a box that they CLEAN.

I think the dog has the right idea. I plan on being a spoiled cat too. Give into the Leo all the way. Big decisions in a cat's life: Do I like belly rubs? Should I claw the drapes? Should I listen when they call me? Do I really have any fucks to give about the fancy toy they bought me?

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Yoshi and Tam have been testing the waters of sitting with me. Yoshi prefers the left arm of the chair where Neko sat and Tam the right where he's IN THE WAY. LOL

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Last Monday, I had to say goodbye to my Evil Mistress, Neko. We didn't know anything was wrong until a lump formed under her chin a week before Thanksgiving. Took her to the vet, and it was lymphoma. It was too far along, and she was fading too fast for us to do anything other than spoil her rotten for the time she had left. She was 14 or 15. We don't know since she was a pound kitteh.

She was in a great deal of pain the weekend before last, and we knew it was time. Spoiling and cuddles do not make up for misery. Neko spent her last hour in a sunbeam filled room with an open window, where she could look at birds, and then she laid next to me getting her head and nose rubbed. She loved nose rubbings! Until she went to sleep.

It's been a week. Tam is looking for his sister. Gus is sad because she was his girlfriend. (That dog is so weird.) Yoshi has no fucks to give since they never liked each other.

I miss her, but I'm glad she's not hurting or sick anymore.

Evil Empress Neko 2001(ish)-2015
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Thanks, Dan. Tomorrow I'm bringing her ashes home, and that'll be when I really lose it. I've been pretty good otherwise. 
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Make some galaxy Easter eggs that are out of this world!
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If I had seen this last week, I'd be up to my elbows in paint! Of course now I can buy cheap fake eggs on clearance for next year. 
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Save One Show is getting intense, yo! In the Top 10 round of our annual campaign, we said goodbye...
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Makes me smile from ear to ear. #frozen,
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It made me want to pull out my guitar too. 
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author, writer, web design, graphic artist, marketing and public relations.
Employment
  • Editor and writer of books.
    editor and author,, 2004 - present
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Previously
burlingame, ca - millbrae, ca - san bruno, ca - san mateo, ca - las vegas, nv - hilo, hi - honolulu, hi - san diego, ca
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Screw growing up. I'm going to have pretendy fun times forever.
Introduction
I'm an author and an editor of books. One even got published. It's called "Dead Man's Hand" and my pen name is Lee Jay Stura. I also read comics, and I'm an avid RPer. I used to RP tabletop World of Darkness (old WoD) and so many other games that I own my own weight in rule books and dice. Pretty much all my RP is done online now between Tumblr and LJ. 

My current fandoms:
Star Trek (since I was a little kid, and I love JJ's Trek too.)
Heroes
Person of Interest
Hannibal
DC Comics (mostly Bat family type stuff)
Farscape
Firefly
All things Whedon
Riddick

I have returned to my native California after a stretch in Las Vegas and Hawai'i. I'd drive next door if they had parking. 
Bragging rights
My first novel Dead Man's Hand, by Lee Jay Stura is available on Amazon.com.
Education
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Journalism
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo
    English
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    English/Art History
  • Valley High School, Las Vegas
    How to survive HELL
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Female
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Lee Jay Stura, Jennifer Moffatt, thatvulcanbitch