This page is just very simply a jumble of all the things that don't belong on the other pages. A short explanation of this page, contact details, a brief biographical sojourn, some acknowledgements, and links all help make this page what it is - a basement collection of junk.
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I was leafing through a book on Oriental Astrology when a passage suddenly resonated with what I knew of the Syreen. I continued reading, and more and more pieces seemed to fall into place. Dumbfounded, I read on, placing more and more SC faces to Astrological signs until I had a set of twelve.
As we all know, there's more than twelve races in SC2. By splitting the Chmmr I was able to assemble twelve more for the month signs, and with the Sentient Milieu, I was able to expand it further. I was surprised at how well some of the races fit the model, although some had to be stretched in one way or another.
Like I said, it's based on a mix between the yearly cycles of Eastern Astrology, and the monthly cycles of Western Astrology (with my totally fictional Cycle and Arc Signs thrown in). For my money, the best book you can get on this subject is (yes, I know it's free advertising, but honestly, it's a very cool book, if you're interested) "The New Astrology" by Suzanne White. She doesn't take it too seriously, which is a good sign (pardon the pun), and it presents 144 individual signs with their own five/six pages. Alright, it doesn't list what each year means to each sign, and it's not all that helpful when it comes to general compatibilities, but you'd be amazed at how accurate some of the portraits can be, as well as how inaccurate. This is the first Astrology book I've seen that, when it's right, it's very right, but when it's wrong it's totally out of the window. Because of the essential nature of Astrology, you want to be as vague as possible when describing things, throwing in stuff that everybody does, so it's a shock when it's violently wrong. But, for the most part, "The New Astrology" is surprisingly accurate.
I know I've taken some liberties with the Astrology (for example, straightening out the year signs so they start with our calender year, rather than with the Eastern year), and if you have any questions about what else I've messed around with to provide the information for this site, just mail me, and I'll explain further.
I find it constantly surprising how well the races fit into some of their molds. It is truly a testimony to the amount of work that went into Star Control II that such clearly defined personalities and characteristics can be slotted into something like this. Well, let's face it, would there be any fan projects if such things did not distinguish the game from its peers?
That's really all there is to it. A couple of days with nothing to do, and a burning need to release creative energy and there you have it.
Of course, beacause of the haphazard way I've done this, and the ridiculous number of liberties I've taken, it's bound to be not very accurate. If you believe that I'm very, very wrong on something, drop us a line and tell me what you think needs to be altered.
Send all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was born Gareth Kensaku Leigh Willcock in Brisbane, Australia, on May the sixteenth, 1979 to an English historian (my father), and a Japanese lecturer (my mother). As both my parents were humanities academics, I grew up with a distinct interest in the arts - be they words, music, paint, or performance. Unfortunately, I went to a secondary school far more interested in rugby than any other endeavour. Luckily the experience has not seemed to have diminished my love, and I regularly enjoy composing short stories, sketching, trying my hand at lyrics and poetry, and making a mess of things with various Tracking programs. My favourite recreation, however, is probably either acting or role-playing - two great joys.
Currently, I am dividing my time between negotiating a Psychology degree at the University of Queensland and working as a small-time web developer with a friend. In my spare time, I enjoy playing Star Control II, and it was only a matter of time before I joined the "scene" and was one of the first few people to contribute opinions on LaFrance's Star Control Discussion Board. Since then, I have joined a Clone Project, written a few pieces of Fan Fiction, and played the game to death.
Most of my time with regard to Star Control II is devoted to writing Fan Fiction. My four current stories, Honour (a piece on the Yehat Revolution with a sequel in the works), Fibre (a stream of consciousness with the voice of a Mycon), O2 (a tense and atmospheric story set on a Cruiser), and The Beast (my attempt to depict Ur-Quan) are all being showcased at the Home of the Mael-Num, the best site for all SC2 Fanfic.
If only to escape conformity and the horror of obscurity, I would truly like to become a professional author or script-writer. However, I will probably either continue down the path of being a second-rate web developer, or become some twisted research Psychologist investigating psychosomatic flushing reflex. If only I'd put "parapsychologist" on my work experience form. *sigh*
Well, first off, a great round of applause goes to Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III, as well as the rest of the fabulous creative staff, for the creation of Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters, easily deserving the title of second best game of all time. Such a great product, and I hope that no-one considers my use of copyrighted material as a challenge to the owners of those copyrights. I'm just trying to have a bit of fun, and hopefully provide a little entertainment for others. Once again, a spectacular game, and quite possibly the reason for the creation of the universe (well, maybe not, but we'll never know).
As I said before, I'd like to thank Suzanne White for a great piece of work in "The New Astrology", and once again hope that my drawing from her material will not be construed as plagiarism or breach of copyright. It's a good book, and if you're interested in that sort of thing, it'll probably pleasantly surprise you.
Now to one of my best friends, Mr. Adam Harm. Thanks for helping me get this page up and running, and helping me smooth out the site to make it simpler and easier. He's a feisty little Slylandro/Kzer-Za, and he's been a great help. And thanks to Express Sites for use of their space and domain name.
Finally, I'd like to thank all those people out there who either helped with construction of this site, or who has come to visit it. You know who you are, because you're reading this now.
Here are a couple of sites that I think might interest people.
Star Control Discussion
Rub shoulders with the elite of the Star Control scene, and sometimes the Creators themselves, on this bulletin board for information, opinions, and anything else. Have a look at the extensive archives, and enjoy the atmosphere of discussion.
Pages of Now and Forever
Possibly the best Star Control site in existence, and still going strong after so long. It features a great variety of information, images, video, sound, files, and news. A great collection of information for the Star Control fan. Sign the petition!
Star Control Writers' Collective
Definitely the only site for Star Control fan fiction, it is a storehouse for every single fanfic piece out there. Hosts my four stories (if anyone's interested).
A fan site on the cutting edge of technology, SC3D is a showcase for some of the most awe-inspiring graphics created by fans. Spectacular pics and vids abound.
The home page of the #StarControl IRC Channel and the Star Control Movie Project. Although the Project's currently frozen, people are still tuning into the channel, and this page tells you all about it.