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And what comes next?

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I think that’s a reliable question for uncovering the value of ideas: “What comes next?”

If you’re unable to answer that question realistically (six times in a row for any single idea), you should rethink the idea.

You have an idea for a new business… and what comes next? Testing the market, naming the business, seeking funding?

You realize there’s a cafe down the street perfect for hanging your paintings… and what comes next? Who would be the right person to talk to about getting the work hung? Why your work? Why that spot?

You have an idea for a novel that you think is completely unique… and what comes next? How can you validate the uniqueness? Who would hear (or, in this case, read) what you have to say?

It’s not uncommon to have an idea, think it’s the best thing in the world, and then watch it slowly melt into the recesses of your mind, never to be thought again.

Instead of lettings ideas go to waste, it’s worth spending an extra five minutes, right now to ask yourself what comes next.

You’ve got the idea, what are you going to do with it now?

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Do.

When an idea strikes, act

You have to take action if you want to succeed

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anonymous asked:

Anything, really just anything like Leave No Soul Behind? I read it ages ago but I'm having such a huge craving for a fic like it, I'm tempted to read it again. (Also, by 'like it' I mean well written, filled to brim with techy, spacey stuff, a thrilling plot and with some sweet spirk lovins.) I know it might be a tough request and I'm sorry but IM JUST HAVING THESE FEEELSSS AND THEYRE NOT SIMPLE THEYRE KILLING ME AND leavenosoulbehind just *sobs*

Please remember that we aren’t miracle makers and every fic is unique! But here are few that fit some your needs

Running Up That Hill by Echomur

AOS/AU. A strange device lands James Kirk in a reality where he never existed past an embryo. Now his mission is to not only convince the occupants of this new universe of who he is, but also find a way back.

But will Jim really want to leave once he realizes that the first officer he had been secretly dreaming of is both available and interested in the reality?

Rekindling Fire by Jenna Hilary Sinclair

TOS. What happens to Kirk and Spock after the events of Star Trek: The Motion Picture

I got such feels from this fic, and it has thrilling plot, sweet spirk loving, and techy spacey stuff.

The Illusion of Something More by TDazz

AOS. Spock’s years as a cadet were the worst of his life— he spent those years homesick, lonely, uncertain if he had made the right decision, terrified that his father would never forgive his choices. The only bright spot came from an unlikely source— a virtual companion who would tell him anything he wanted to hear for 75 credits an hour.

Jim was too young to be on his own. He was too young to have his own apartment, too young to hold down most jobs. Certainly too young to be selling his services in the sex industry, but no harm done. None of it was real. At least, not until a homesick Vulcan looking for companionship stumbled onto the channel.

What ensued was an addictive, steamy relationship where the lines between fantasy and reality were sometimes blurred beyond recognition. Some parts were painfully real, including the distance that separated them. There was no overcoming that.

At least, not until two weeks into the Enterprise’s first five-year mission, Captain Kirk recognizes his First Officer as the client he had fallen in love with when he was just a rebellious teenager. Then it was just an illusion, but now it could be something more.

I really liked descriptions how the virtual world would work

The Twilight Zone by Blackbird Song (Blackbird_Song)

TOS. Sent to a tidally locked planet to represent Starfleet at an important conference on resource management, Kirk and Spock are torn apart when a bomb explodes at the beginning of the meeting.

Ship of Dreams by LonaMyLona

AOS. In the wake of The Enterprise Incident, Kirk and Spock are asked to undertake an even more dangerous mission: bringing down an arm of the Orion Syndicate. This mission requires them to go deeply undercover for an undetermined length of time, Jim as a slave trader, Spock as a slave. Only a few key higher-ups in the Federation are in on the plot. In order to get the entire galaxy to believe they’re serious, Jim sells Spock into slavery and goes rogue as a slave runner with the core of his crew, who are all hunted as outlaws by the rest of the Federation.

Before they part, Spock establishes a link between his mind and Jim’s, so at least they won’t be alone in their own personal hells, and can coordinate together to bring down the Syndicate. Nevertheless, their new roles push them both to their limits. On their quest for personal and intergalactic freedom, the crew discovers just what they are capable of, and Kirk and Spock learn how much they mean to each other.

Warnings: slavery, non-con, explicit violence

Evolution by Rhaegal

AOS. In his first year in command of the USS Enterprise James T. Kirk must gel his new team together, adapt to his abrupt change in status over his friends, and deal with falling for his first officer. And, of course, there’s always someone out to threaten the galaxy.

Oh god the ending.

Between the Mountain and the River by Rynne

TOS/ AOS. Sequel to Start Infinity Again.  Jim Kirk has survived the Nexus and falling through a black hole into another universe, and he and Spock have settled onto New Vulcan with the rest of the Vulcan colonists. However, the Vulcans are having trouble dealing with their pain, Sybok has appeared, and somehow Jim keeps getting briefly dropped into other universes. Jim may have retired from Starfleet, but he finds there’s still plenty of work for him to do.

This has some interesting techy stuff imho, and I really liked the plot.

The Four-Nostriled Creature Chronicles by Four-Nostril

TOS. The Enterprise has picked up a primitive ape, in Spock’s opinion. Gathered a valuable crewmember, in Kirk’s opinion. Future chemical analyst or animalistic distraction? McCoy gets explicit (he uses the words “bulbourethral glands” in bed) so be warned.

The Preserver by bigmamag

AOS. Spock is killed on an away mission. The burial is postponed when the Enterprise must respond to an emergency in deep space with a captain who is slowly descending into madness. Meanwhile, Spock Prime improbably reunites with Kirk Prime, but now they must struggle to survive in a dimension where nightmares are real and a powerful being wants them in her collection.

“What a childish, arrogant punk this Spock was. It may have been Kirk’s imagination, but this Spock’s smirk was a touch more sarcastic and threatening, and it made Kirk want to wipe the stupid thing off his face.”

Warnings for torture.

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