Oblivion Gate Tedium

Man I sure am sick of closing all these Oblivion Gates :-/

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Star Trek Online

You know I can’t say no to the shoulder pads

I’m literally late to the game here but it turns out the story and writing for Star Trek Online’s Legacy of Romulus is really really good. They explore some of the passionate and capricious tendencies of the Romulans, but in a very interesting and nuanced way. Plus, the Romulan perspective of the Sundering is pretty much exactly how I’ve always thought it should be – that it was a traumatic event but necessary to preserve their freedom and their emotions from the extremely restrictive (and quite frankly absurd) new Vulcan theocracy formed in the “Time of Awakening.”

I still don’t like MMOs, but this one is worth it for the Romulan storyline alone. It is super Star Trek-ey, and it seems like they really gave a lot of thoughtful consideration to the canon that came before, and then extrapolated to what exactly that would mean if explored in more detail.

D’Tan speaking truth
Mah Ship
“You guys I think… I think this is way too many stars. Is it just me? Is anybody else weirded out by this?? It is just. Too much.”
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Romulan Steen

I’ve been working on this Romulan uniform for a while now. Of course the biggest time investment has been all the quilting! But at last it is nearing completion. I’ll do a proper write-up on all the materials / drafting process / quilting / etc at a later date.

Romulan Fabric Detail

Detail of the fabric

Romulan Steen - Casual

Hella casual, practicing The Smirk (just like with Vulcans, Romulans’ favorite emotion is “Snide Condescension”)

Romulan Steen - Profile

At this point I have tried many, many different methods of (reversibly) covering your eyebrows. By far the easiest, fastest, and best-looking is to just use the humble Washable Elmer’s Glue Stick to glue them down and paint over them with greasepaint after you have a few dried layers. In my opinion, this method is MUCH better than wax and liquid latex, and also even better than using Pros-Aide Cream!

Romulan Steen Stand

This one is just to show how the fabric drapes when the arm is straight.

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