What would you do if you were a Q?

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What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby Captain Picard's Hair » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:17 am

I was just watching "True Q" (TNG) with that very cute young woman who had to choose between living with the Q or as a human, choosing not to use her powers. It would be an exiting opportunity for some time to explore and see what is possible. However, it would seem that, having the ability to have any desire at a moment's wish would cheapen any delight you could conjure to almost nothing, since in having it available at a whim strips it of its special rarity. After a while I have a feeling one might start to feel like Quinn (Voy), and want to die for none other than sheer boredom; infinity is a long time!
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Re: What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby Atekimogus » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:42 am

Well as long as there are UFP captains to keep you amused.....

But seriously, I don't think that would be that gread of a problem, they always can choose not to use their powers and given the size of the galaxy I would imagine there is quite enough to keep them interested indefinitly.

So yeah...after a while one might feel like Quinn but was it every stated how old the fellow was at that time?
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Re: What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:32 pm

I would tread very carefully and try to keep a level head about things.
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Re: What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby Mikey » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:38 am

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:I would tread very carefully and try to keep a level head about things.



I'd like to think I would too, but I can't honestly say that such would be the case. In general I think I agree with CPH in regard to ending up like Quinn.
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Re: What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby Graham Kennedy » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:11 am

I'd live at least one lifetime as one of every different species and gender in the universe. Probably a lot more than one, because I'd want to try out different ways of living - rich, poor, famous, infamous, loved, hated, etc.

I would think that would occupy many tens of billions of years.
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Re: What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby Tyyr » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:44 pm

Well this would be a good starting point:

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Re: What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby shran » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:39 pm

Tyyr wrote:Well this would be a good starting point:

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I would advise not to begin with that. It seems like good fun, but as a Q you will have quite some time to live, meaning that once you did that to death, the fun is out of it, meaning you may have killed of a very important way of entertainment.
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Re: What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby Griffin » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:50 pm

I would get up to untold amounts of mischief. One minute everythings normal, then BAM!, fez for everyone.
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Re: What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:49 pm

GrahamKennedy wrote:I'd live at least one lifetime as one of every different species and gender in the universe. Probably a lot more than one, because I'd want to try out different ways of living - rich, poor, famous, infamous, loved, hated, etc.

I would think that would occupy many tens of billions of years.

That'd be interesting. I wonder how old Quinn was when he got bored... or if the Q have the imagination of humanity.
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Re: What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby Captain Picard's Hair » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:48 am

GrahamKennedy wrote:I'd live at least one lifetime as one of every different species and gender in the universe. Probably a lot more than one, because I'd want to try out different ways of living - rich, poor, famous, infamous, loved, hated, etc.

I would think that would occupy many tens of billions of years.


It just hit me that under such a scenario, it's conceivable that Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt could have been the same Q, "simultaneously," given the non-linearity of time as a Q experiences it. Holy identity crisis, Batman!
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Re: What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby Tyyr » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:49 pm

shran wrote:I would advise not to begin with that. It seems like good fun, but as a Q you will have quite some time to live, meaning that once you did that to death, the fun is out of it, meaning you may have killed of a very important way of entertainment.

I'll take my chances.
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Re: What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:39 am

Captain Picard's Hair wrote:
GrahamKennedy wrote:I'd live at least one lifetime as one of every different species and gender in the universe. Probably a lot more than one, because I'd want to try out different ways of living - rich, poor, famous, infamous, loved, hated, etc.

I would think that would occupy many tens of billions of years.


It just hit me that under such a scenario, it's conceivable that Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt could have been the same Q, "simultaneously," given the non-linearity of time as a Q experiences it. Holy identity crisis, Batman!


Did you ever consider that maybe YOU are a Q, who has decided to live a lifetime as a Human and simply suppress his knowledge of what he really is for the duration, so as to experience it exactly as a Human would? <insert Twilight Zone music here>
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Re: What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby thelordharry » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:39 pm

Q Who?
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to
know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is
to have succeeded.”
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Re: What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby Captain Picard's Hair » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:07 am

thelordharry wrote:Q Who?


Deja Q
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Re: What would you do if you were a Q?

Postby Sonic Glitch » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:26 am

Captain Picard's Hair wrote:
thelordharry wrote:Q Who?


Deja Q

hide and q?
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