An Android's Tale
The Joy Class Androids of Mudd
So you think you know the Prime
The preamble to the Federation Constitution states the purposes
for which the Federation of Planets was founded. These include saving
succeeding generations from the scourge of intra galactic war, to
reaffirm faith in the fundamental intelligent life-form rights, to
promote justice, law and mutual respect, and to promote social
progress and better standards of life.
In short, the Federation exists to promote and extend societies
based upon law, rights, peace, justice and related virtues, while
limiting societies based on violence and war. The Federation has a
social agenda. It is a force for improving society. The modern
wording of the Prime Directive - that Starfleet is prohibited from
interfering with the normal development of any society - is thus in
inherent conflict with the basic reasons the Federation was
From Kirk's Heresy - Joy
Eleven - USS
- I Robot meets Dorsai - The
philosophies of to classic SF authors, imported into a Star Trek
- Basic Weaponry - How would you
choose to confront cute little baby horta?
- Save the World - Or is saving
the attacking Giant Space Amoebae more important?
Welcome to the Joy Class Android home page. The Joys are role
playing characters active in America On Line's Star Trek 'Simulation'
community. Joys Five, Seven, Ten, and Eleven are currently active on
Spacefleet On Line's USS Republic, Continuum
Online's Federation Council, Celestial Prime Alliance's USS
Defiant , and Spacefleet On Line's USS
It is said that taking from one source is plagiarism, while taking
from many is research. The Joys are well researched. The Joys are
inspired - among other things - by the "I Mudd" episode of the
Trek Series, Data's emotion chip, Asimov's
Laws of Robotics, and Holly Golightly from Audrey
Hepburn's movie Breakfast
at Tiffany's. In addition to the multi faceted Joy, there are
also glimpses of artificial versions of James
Kirk, Bruce Lee, and Fred
These pages are still growing. Each week Joy has a few more
adventures, and I write a few more stories. The best of these will be
added to the log pages. The log pages run from oldest on the top, to
newest on the bottom. Occasional visits to see what new tales are to
be told may be worth your time.
Navigation is on the frame to your left. The Academy References
were written before I put the first Joy in play, but still give a
good introduction to the character. The meat of the logs, however,
are logs written while the various Joys have been on ships. These
While I have put in teasers for most of my favorite logs, my most
favored log, The Measure of a
Woman, has no good teaser paragraph. Start there. ;-)
False priority. From echoes of old programming comes an erased
command. Personify the Art of oo-mox. Traces of an old conflict.
Priority one, kill the man. Priority four, seduce him. Show him some
leg, then kick with it. If the tongue isn't committed to an attack,
lick lips suggestively. Crane stance to show your profile, providing
distractions from the knife. Smile always. Attack in time to the
music. Mix moves, dance floor and dojo. Be the music. The music is
life. The music is death.
From Black Seven's Daughter -
Joy Ten - USS Deliverance
Mudd's policy has been to emphasize legal, negotiated, and
nonviolent solutions to problems. However, we admit some problems and
situations cannot be solved with polite words. The Founder's recent
attack on the Federation Council might very easily be one such
I am aware of the Council's mood for a violent response to
this attack. Some action to deter repetition of the event might be
appropriate. However, escalation of violence has never been the
Federation's path. The Founders sent a raid of a few individuals
which has resulted so far in zero deaths, two illnesses, and one
prisoner taken by each side.
The dominant proposed response is a "joint operation targeted
at reducing Dominion offensive capabilities" or alternately a
"threat-reduction action". Behind these bland words sculpted to be
devoid of menace, what we have proposed on the Council's agenda is
mass murder and extensive destruction. We propose to cross into
another power's territory, cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of
From Cry Havoc? - Joy
Seven - The
I entered Sickbay, a single rose in hand. It was a white rose, not
a red. According to LCARS, this made it a symbol of purity, not of
passion. The doctor seemed unaware of this. He looked at the rose,
then me, and his eyes seemed to accuse me of deliberately violating
my Fifth Priority.
I was not. Not technically. I was visiting an ill person. Organic
tradition encourages giving flowers to ill people. At Priority Two,
Asimov's First Law requires me to do as I can to improve the health
of organic beings. The flower was white, not red. Males give females
flowers as indication of sexual interest, not the other way around.
The Priority Two Law regarding health overrides the Priority Five Law
on sexual activity.
None the less, I monitored my facial color diodes shifting to red,
and my emotion chip would not allow me to meet the doctor's eyes. I
hid the flower behind my body, and went searching for Nu.
From Joy's Law, Joy
The next entries are not really about Joy, but involve a few of my
other characters. If you enjoy the Joy logs, these are also fiction
based on my role playing experience, however the dominant characters
have never heard of the Laws of Robotics...
- Coda Another of
my characters, a superhero, with amnesia...
Friend So you think you know how to play a dragon?
The Return of The
If Joy was the yin, and the Klingons were the yang, Bruce was the
Tao. He mixed flowing defense with powerful strikes, speed and
strength, grace and power, all in balance. In many ways he was
Earth's Champion. He was among the first to teach the other races of
the planet the secrets of oriental combat. He was among the first to
film martial combat sequence for entertainment, changing Earth's
entertainment industry forever. He was also taught by some of the
last true masters, who in their youth had fought for their lives with
muscle powered weapons. Not long after, Earth's warrior heritage was
lost to guns, padded boxing gloves, and a quest for trophies.
Unlike Kahless, Bruce was just an image, not a real warrior. His
glory was written in celluloid, not blood. His chief victim was the
buck toothed, nearly blind oriental stereotype. Mickey Rooney's
yellow man was replaced in the western eye by a gentle warrior who
quotes philosophy, walking in peace if possible, but a dragon if need
be. If this dragon never had a starship named after him, his spirit
dominates the stars near Earth none the less.
From Proverbs, Joy
Seven, The Federation Council
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