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Hey all... so, you want to feel special?

How about this... you're the first ones (minus 2 friends and my wife) who will be seeing my new web site!

I've been putting together for the past few months, and, as you will see as soon as you visit, it is based around my favorite Star Trek race, the Ferengi! It also contains all 285 Rules of Acquisition, completed by yours truly... which, I might ad, I've been working on for around a year... editing, changing, researching and adding to them. (so please, don't steal them all) :drunk-klingon:

As I say on there, it was really a labor of love, and I really only had one goal in mind... to provide an immersive Star Trek (specifically Ferengi) experience. I wanted a site that used talked about the Ferengi, and their society, from the first person point of view. I also hope that by doing something this "immersive," others will follow and develop sites based on Cardassians, Bajorans, Romulans, and more. Sites that not only tell about the cultures of Trek, but do it in a way that's fun. :angel:

Please! Let me know what you think!

You all have become some important people in my Trek world... so I'm anxious to hear from you!

(Yes... I know... it's sad.)

Anyway... here's the link:

Ferengi Commercial News

Enjoy!

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Thanks. :drunk-klingon: I'm going to constantly be adding more ads and news and such... especially as new books come out and all, I'll keep it "current" as it were.

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Hey all,

I've added a "Galactic Celebrities" page under the database on the FCN site.

If you have a picture of yourself in costume, and want to send it to me (gelt (at) noelgreen (dot) com), then I'll gladly post it on the site, along with a link at the bottom of your bio to your website (if you have one.)

Just having fun and making Latinum! :P

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No, not at all.

Any "alien" or even like a Stargate or Star Wars costume I would even put on there.

Nothing "perverted" or anything like that, and of course it would have to be Sci-Fi. :)

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I know I keep posting just about every time someone posts... but I want you to all know I'm reading all these, even the "smallest" ones... and I appreciate them ALL! I'm so glad the site is being enjoyed! And I really do hope it inspires a new sort of more "immersive" Trek website! :P

Thanks SO MUCH for the comments and encouragment!

Your enjoyment is truly my profit! :yeah:

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I just looked again, and I love the "Rules of Acquisition". There are some truly great ones in there. :yeah:

Oh, and the current weather part. It's Frippering right now. Get an umbrella.

Edited by Cartagia

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Hey all... I posted some new news to the FCN site.

This has to do a bit with my trip to the convention in Tulsa this weekend and what I'll be "talking about" there. :unsure:

Just FYI.

Enjoy!

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Okay all... it's that time again, a new update to FCN.

This one is based on the news that Apple computers can now boot Windows XP.

The story text itself was lifted from this website's article on the subject.

There have been numerous articles posted since last I posted on here btw.

And, if anyone has any ideas for articles, please PM me and let me know.

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Just some random ideas...

Maybe you could have a list or reviews of Star Trek books where the main plot is Ferengi orientated to fit in with the theme of your site...

Since you no doubt are a fan of the Ferengi, perhaps you could write some articles on aspects of Ferengi life, society, history, etc? This would be unique content, and help develop and add more content to the Trek-verse, similar to how Expanded Universe content adds to the Star Wars-verse. e.g. I remember reading some fan fiction that was pretty well written, where the author introduced the concept of a Latinum Credit Card, that had virtually unlimited purchasing power that only the very rich would possess. There was also Latinum plates, worth more then latinum bricks. Of course you could write your own fan fiction. :D

Another thing that i love about Trek is seeing things from the point of the view of the different species. Maybe you could write a story from the point of view of characters like Rom or Quark?

Of course i suppose it depends on what people visiting your site want to see really.

I wanted to look at more of your site but the 1 strip per second viewing charge made it a unprofitable proposition. Perhaps a subscription charge of some type would be more agreeable? :P

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Hey Harry... thanks for the suggestions.

You did see the history, culture, food, etc. etc. pages right?

I understand you're meaning do "stories" based on those aspects of Ferengi life... which is a good idea. It's partly what I try to do with the articles. I take real every-day news and rewrite it so that it reflects the Ferengi mind and way of life. As if it's happening and being written about on Ferenginar and by Ferengi.

I know you probably "get that"... but I wanted to type it in case it enticed people to visit the site. :D

I like the idea of book reviews too.

I don't know how it could fit into the "immersive" site I'm trying to create... reviewing "real" books that is. But it might be something I add to it later.

I've actually got some big plans for the site.

Including a membership (which would be very un-Ferengi and be free) as well as other sections and an over all redesign.

But that's not anytime soon. :P

Thanks again for the input!!!

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And, right on the heals of that update, another one is now posted on FCN

This article is about how the Ferengi diet can help prevent the Tuvan Syndrome in Vulcans and is based on the study that the Mediterranean diet helps prevent Alzheimer's. I used this article along with inoformation from Memory Alpha on the Vulcan Tuvan Syndrome as resoucres.

I've even constructed a diagram of a Ferengi food pyramid for the illustration in the story.

Enjoy!

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Hey all... I would like to proudly announce Phase 1 of the FCN overhaul has been completed. Please, feel free to have a look. This ushers in a lot of new features on the site, and a lot more are in the pipeline... including some amazing upgrades to the "news" section of the site. A possible message board of my own. As well as some other fun ideas I have planned.

This phase features a revamp of the architecture of the site, including a lot of small things, and a few bigger ones, such as a search function and membership sign up!

So log on and enjoy!

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This week's FCN article is based on Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards' recent brain surgery. The article I used was from People Magazine's site, and the picture was found by doing a search on images.google.com for "Keith Richards.

I did this one because I looked at his picture on the news and thought, "Man he looks like senator Vreenak!"

Enjoy!

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This week's article is based on the news that US President Bush and potential CIA head Michael Hayden are defending spying after database report.

What better ogranization for someone like that to be potential head of than the FCA.

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The articles are coming fast and furious these days!

This one is about the FBI possibily finding the body of Jimmy Hoffa. It's based on this article on news24.com, and again, the altered picture of Hoffa originated with a search on http://images.google.com/.

I didn't even change his name... I mean "Hoffa" is as good a Ferengi name as any I can think of. I also didn't change what he did... started unions. I mean what else would be sure to get you "bumped" on Ferenginar?

The article mentions that he organized the only recorded union. This is because the union that Rom started was never reported. And since FCN is based post DS9 even if it HAD been "recorded" with Rom as the Grand Nagus I doubt it would be still. :no:

Once again...

Enjoy!

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Thanks Capt. Holden! :D

Glad you're enjoying it!

Today's article is based on the opening of the New York City Trade Center.

I took the photo from the same article, threw in a Cardassia Prime sky, and forground in, and added a Cardassian emblem to the side. Oh yeah, I shaped the top of the building a bit more "angled" to fit with Cardassian architecture.

Once again... Enjoy!

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