Realistic Sci-Fi

You know what I wanna see in my science fiction? Brand new starships launching with v1.0 operating software on critical systems. 

Software does not ship in states of perfection. There’s always some patch or critical upgrade that comes out four days after software launch day. You know that sometimes that patch has to come out four days after starship launch day, though, much to the consternation of the engineering and helms crew who have been flying at a 45-degree tilt because the right nacelle is cutting out every other cycle, but everyone’s too busy coping with the effects to look for the cause.

Like, obviously, if v1.0 weren’t able to drive the starship in most cases, it would still be in beta, and if it caused the anti-matter drive to overload under general usage conditions, it would never see release, but even though SpaceNavy coders are generally proud of their work and really hate when bad code goes out it does happen, usually due to ignorantly rushed timetables from Fleet brass. But you know there’s a coder somewhere waiting four days for the fuel injection code to compile only to find that it causes immediate catastrophic Total Ship Annihilation as soon as it’s turned on because she placed an extra closed bracket at the end of that seven-thousandth nested function. After 72-straight hours of line-by-line debugging, she finds it and starts the recompile all over again.

And no matter what they do, coders can’t contend with the actual user community. Like, SpaceNavy is chock full of modders posing as engineers and you know they’re always tampering and tweaking the code “to improve efficiency, Captain.”

In fact, “engineering conferences” are basically just modding community conventions, and the mod that gets all the acclaim is the one that makes the big glowy drive core glow green instead of blue. Half the attendees vow to come back next year with code that will cycle through all the human-visible colors.

I want to see replicators that just, no matter what beverage is requested, will only provide the absolute worst coffee anyone’s ever tasted. Of course, not having any real coffee while in transit, the crew just makes due. Of course after the patch FINALLY gets rolled out, orders come down from the Captain to roll it back because the new version gives other beverages, but can’t seem to make the terrible coffee anymore and everyone has become literally addicted.

Basically, give me actual corporate and military software in space. With mods. 

there were a lot of moments in Star Trek Beyond that emotionally compromised me, but as i am irrationally attached to the Enterprise herself i need to vent feels about my very favorite dilithium-powered inanimate object.

The previews made it pretty clear that she was going to be destroyed so it wasn’t a surprise; but watching the extended, gratuitous destruction scene - every puncture to her hull, seeing her nacelles severed, watching the drone ships pick her apart piece by piece - was still painful.


when Chekov & Kirk are standing looking at the burning ruins of her saucer and kirk says “She still has a few tricks up her sleeve, ” i. lost. mY. SHIT.  OF COURSE SHE DOES BBY. SHE WILL GIVE THE LAST PIECE OF HERSELF FOR YOU.  SHE LOVES YOU ALL.


Playing around with designing a ship. I began doodling with early TNG style in mind (think Stargazer…) but as the ship developed the Voyager/First Contact sleekness took hold. These are all very rough sketches, just looking for a pleasing design. The more I drew this ship it began taking on the personality of a very fast scout vessel. It’s small but has pretty long nacelles which suggest speed. I could see it running Star Fleet admirals around the galaxy, or doing in-and-out surveillance jobs (note big sensor dome on hull). I will add more sketches as they come. I welcome critique and comments.

  • Me: *sees The Enterprise zooming through space, starlight glinting off her nacelles*
  • Me: 🖖👀🖖👀🖖👀🖖👀🖖👀 thats a good ship go౦ԁ sHip🖖 thats ✔ a good🖖🖖ship right🖖🖖th 🖖 ere🖖🖖🖖 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 🖖🖖 🖖НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ🖖 🖖🖖 🖖 💯 🖖 👀 👀 👀 🖖🖖Good ship


I have a headcanon where reader works on space station (in particular Yorktown) as a chief engineer and there coming damaged Enterprise and crew needs to stay there for some time and reader communicate with the crew in breaks between work. Can you write smth ‘bout it? 

Requested by Anon~

“So, are the nacelles giving you much trouble?”

Kirk’s question made you smirk, and when you glanced over to the Captain, you could recognized a mischievous look on his face. “I thought Starfleet officers would take better care of their ships.” You replied, taking a sip of your drink.

The Captain gave a shrug, reclining back into his chair. “We’re bound to get a few scraps and bruises here and there. Comes with the territory.”

Je crois à l'Amitié, sœur aimante et fidèle,
Sur les flots en courroux suivant notre nacelle,
Debout à nos côtés quand frappe le destin…
Sommeillant à nos pieds quand le ciel est serein !

Puis je crois à l'Amour, merveilleuse harmonie
Dont le céleste chant suit le cours de la vie,
Amour que rien n'atteint, sainte et divine foi
Qui fait croire en un autre et surtout croire à soi !
D'un noble dévouement source vive et féconde,
Qui trouve trop étroits et la vie et le monde.

Sophie d’Arbouville

Ph. Brigitte Lacombe

okay, so this is cheating since i’ve already finished the follower celebration, but @ample-nacells asked for a dragon based on a red-tailed green ratsnake, which is also one of my favorites so here’s a lil sketch :D


Bell X-22 experimental tilting ducted fan V/STOL (vertical and/or short take-off and landing) aircraft.

Takeoff was to selectively occur either with the propellers tilted vertically upwards, or on a short runway with the nacelles tilted forward at approximately 45°.

The program started in 1966, and was eventually cancelled in 1988, with only two units produced, the second being made after the first crashed. 

General characteristics

Crew: two + six passengers
Length: 39 ft 7 in (12.07 m)
Wingspan: 39 ft 3 in (11.96 m)
Wingspan (front wing): 22.916 ft (6.98 m)
Height: 20 ft 8 in (6.31 m)
Empty weight: 10,478 lb (4,753 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 17,644 lb (8,003 kg)
Powerplant: 4 × General Electric-YT58-GE-8D turboshaft engines, 1,267 hp (945 kW) each
Propellers: three-bladed propellers mounted in wingtip swivelling ducts, 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) diameter


Maximum speed: 221 kn (254 mph; 409 km/h)
Service ceiling: 27,800 ft (8,500 m)
Hover ceiling in ground effect : 12,000 ft (3,658 m)
Hover ceiling out of ground effect : 6,000 ft (1,829 m)

soundwave-and-cassettes  asked:

3, 4, 11, 20, 30?

Favorite Autobot(s)

probably ratchet tbh. i find myself consistently enjoying him. i have a soft spot for tfa jazz specifically, too, and blurr is a love of mine in general

Favorite Decepticon(s)

soundwave, clearly

A character you hate that no one else seems to

megatron. prime megatron, specifically. just reminds me of bad memories

Favorite fandom sparklings (if you know of any)

@skywarpers nacelle, definitely, gremlin ass baby