One of my New Year’s resolutions was to quit apologizing for being late with posts. I had even gone so far as to write several of them in advance, to have at the ready. I was on top of this thing.
Until my flash drive died.
Shit. Not a happy day.
I’ve spent the last two weeks in a serious funk. To take my mind off the lost work, I started reading the first volume of Mark Cushman’s ‘These Are The Voyages: TOS’, a rather thorough examination of the original show on an episode by episode basis. The book, as Spock would say, is ‘Fascinating’. I’ve doubled down and have been watching each show as I read about it. I had never seen ‘The Conscience of the King’ before last week. Maybe I’m not the fan I thought I was.
Okay, more about all that later.
Today, I’m posting my one solid achievement of the week in regards to Trek: The Red Shirt Delta.
Inspired by my dead flash drive and subsequent immersion in TOS, I decided that this poor division of cannon fodder needed something on top of the Red Shirt to denote their expendability.
Previous versions featured the ‘Do Not…’ circle and the ‘X’ by themselves. Forgetting to turn off a layer in Illustrator resulted in the design you see currently.
I like it. It sums up last week’s mood quite succinctly.