Date: 2012-04-06 07:05 pm (UTC)
mecurtin: chibi of me as Helga Ironpants, Viking Critic (Helga Ironpants)
From: [personal profile] mecurtin
I've started reading it. It's .... OK. ish. It's clearly fair use, parody, sort of thing.

It needs more descriptions to be better fanfic *or* better profic, IMHO.

Date: 2012-04-06 08:31 pm (UTC)
mecurtin: Doctor Science (Default)
From: [personal profile] mecurtin
Oh yes, it's parody. Not knee-slapper, but the occasional snort. From the Prologue:
“Borgovian Land Worms!” Captain Abernathy said, and smacked his boulder with an open palm. “I should have known.”

You should have known? How the hell could you not have known? thought Ensign Davis, and looked at the vast dirt floor of the cave, its powdery surface moving here and there with the shadowy humps that marked the movement of the massive, carnivorous worms.

“I don’t think we should just be waltzing in there,” Davis had said to Chen, the other crew member on the away team, upon encountering the cave. Abernathy, Q’eeng and West had already entered, despite the fact that Davis and Chen were technically their security detail.

Chen, who was new, snorted. “Oh, come on,” he said. “It’s just a cave. What could possibly be in there?”

“Bears?” Davis had suggested. “Wolves? Any number of large predators who see a cave as shelter from the elements? Have you never been camping?”

“There are no bears on this planet,” Chen had said, willfully missing Davis’ point. “And anyway we have pulse guns. Now come on. This is my first away mission. I don’t want the captain wondering where I am.” He ran in after the officers.

From his boulder, Davis looked down at the dusty smear on the cave floor that was all that remained of Chen.

Date: 2012-04-06 09:14 pm (UTC)
mecurtin: Doctor Science (Default)
From: [personal profile] mecurtin
I've read the rest of what he's put up, and he is *definitely* mocking the source, no question at all.

Date: 2012-04-07 02:50 pm (UTC)
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
From: [personal profile] rivkat
No-brainer fair use. Doesn't have to be good or funny to be fair (though I've read enough of the ST:ToS novels to opine that this one is a good parody of the genre); changes the characters enough that it's copying just what it needs to make fun of the redshirt tropes.

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