There are leaves to rake, if the wind will leave them alone long enough to bag. There’s a meal to cook, but my imagination level is low today. A cold front is coming in, but ho hum, that's to be expected. It's November.
Many people enjoy sci-fi and fantasy, but some people are not content to simply enjoy their favorite books, manga, TV shows, and movies. They want to bring these fictional worlds to life. Some want to become characters in their favorite fictional "universe." Some want to create their own artistic works within that "universe." Others gleefully bring the disparate "universes" together in mash-ups.
As a Star Trek fanatic, I knew about the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMO-RPG) Star Trek Online well before it came out in 2009. I was excited because it allows players to command their own ship and progress in rank, all while playing in a universe true to the franchise. However, it had one hitch upon release.
On September 28, 1987, my world changed forever. I watched the premiere episode of Star Trek: the Next Generation show named " Encounter at Farpoint." (This television series is still my favorite of all time). I was nine years old when this show premiered. I was able to "explore strange new worlds" and life through the eyes of the characters. It was the most imaginative and exciting show I had seen. It was a can’t miss event in my household.