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Kurlan Naiskos

weather: mostly cloudy
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I said to nightshift a long time ago that if I ever had a decoration scheme in my home, it would be "Elegant Trek". I've already decided that I want Picard's tea set. I want that big white 6-cup teapot and the matching cups. Or something similar. It's the one he always uses for the perpetually interrupted breakfast chats with Beverly where they get no more than two sips in before Riker pages them from the bridge. XD

But other than that, I fantasize that, one day, when money isn't so tight, I will also have one of these custom made for myself:

    Archaeological artifacts of small ceramic figures about 30 centimeters high, naiskos statues were produced in ancient times by the people of planet Kurl. These statues were designed to be opened, revealing a multitude of similar but smaller figurines inside, representing the Kurlan belief that each individual is made up of a community of individuals with different voices and desires; "the many voices inside the one". Communities, in turn, are made up of individuals with different voices and desires.

    Although many ancient naiskos have been found by archaelogists, relatively few are intact, and fewer still have all the smaller figurines.

    Professor Richard Galen gave an intact Kurlan naiskos to his former student, Jean-Luc Picard (The Chase). That particular artifact was even more prized because it was of the third Kurlan dynasty, made some 12,000 years ago by the Kurlan artisan known only as the Master of Tarquin Hill.

    In later episodes, Picard's Kurlan Naiskos could be seen adorning a corner table of his ready room. Distressingly, Picard apparently did not take the naiskos with him after the crash of the Enterprise-D in "Generations".

But until then, I'll just have to be satisfied to make this my Random Nerdy-Neat Thing post in my online journal because I have nothing better to write and can't be motivated to clean up, finish off all the disjoint journal fragments to post.


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archangel_x
Aug. 30th, 2004 11:25 am (UTC)
Damn, that's awesome.
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bride
Aug. 30th, 2004 12:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Ressican Flute

I have the full orchestral suite as an MP3. E-mail me (bride at lj dot com) =)

the Horga'hn

Yeah, I imagine that would be a popular one. =)
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kaseido
Aug. 30th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)
"Elegant Trek" - what a marvellous idea!

I have a Ressican flute, a gift from a friend many years ago - and we got about halfway through a project of making our own batleths, something I *still* want for my wall!

I'll email you for the mp3 - you're a continuing font of wonderful treats!
bride
Aug. 30th, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine was talking about making a titanium bat'leth a long time ago =)

I think GMail is doing something really bananas, I'm not getting any e-mail at all today =P
kaseido
Aug. 30th, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC)
titanium, wow. Hard to work, I'd think. We'd designed wooden templates, and were going to get them machined from sheet aluminum. Had the template in the garage up until this last move, alas.

nightshift
Sep. 11th, 2004 07:24 pm (UTC)
That tea set would be awesome. I'd also like sliding doors for a bar type room the way it is in 10-Forward. That 3D-chess thing would be cool if everyone knew how to play it so that it isn't strictly ornamental.
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