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Vulcan Salute helper

surgery or prosthetic assistance?
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I can't do the Vulcan salute thing, my fingers just don't work that way on either hand. Really, I've tried.

Now that some people are suggesting the spread fingered wave as a non-contact replacement for a handshake, I find myself at a social and business disadvantage.

What's the solution? Rubber bands around wayward fingers? A bit o' stitchery in the related muscles and tendons?

Chairborne Hero, Mar 11 2020

Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex http://www.rawbw.com/~svw/superman.html
Niven, 1969 [Chairborne Hero, Mar 11 2020]

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       Apparently, glue was used for the actors who couldn't, on the new Star Trek movies...
neutrinos_shadow, Mar 11 2020
  

       // glue   

       Spirit Gum? Liquid latex? Cyanoacrylate?   

       Just threw in crazy glue as a joke. But then I found an article saying that's exactly what Zachary Quinto used. Talk about being dedicated to your craft!
Chairborne Hero, Mar 11 2020
  

       My husband can't do it either. That's why I married him.
blissmiss, Mar 11 2020
  

       Bliss, I would never criticize your mating strategy, but that does seem a curious criterion. May I ask how it evolved? Fear of Pon Farr, worried about potential pointy-eared offspring? Disdain for science fiction geekery? Or ... ?
Chairborne Hero, Mar 11 2020
  

       We are informed that human females require a peculiar thing called "emotional engagement" - not a quality that Vulcans are reknowned for*.   

       It may be that Vulcan stigmata of any sort are a deterrent as selection criteria.   

       *Unless under the influence of spores from the plants on Omicron Ceti III.
8th of 7, Mar 11 2020
  

       // Vulcan stigmata of any sort are a deterrent ... Unless under the influence of spores from the plants on Omicron Ceti III.   

       What about Amanda Grayson? Sarek must have had something going for him.
Chairborne Hero, Mar 11 2020
  

       In his own words, " At the time, it seemed the logical thing to do. ..."
8th of 7, Mar 11 2020
  

       That was Sarek's answer on why he married her; doesn't explain her attraction to him. Also - Christine Chapel, Zarabeth, and other characters/stories have shown "Vulcan Stigmata" are not necessarily a turn off.
Chairborne Hero, Mar 11 2020
  

       We shall search for the canonical list of Vulcan chat-up lines.   

       // Talk about being dedicated to your craft! //   

       Cyanoacrillate doesn't constitute true dedication. True dedication is permanent musculo-skeletal and neurological modification to enable the required functions.
8th of 7, Mar 11 2020
  

       // musculo-skeletal modification   

       That WAS one of my suggestions in original post, but I ranked it below rubber bands.   

       // canonical list of Vulcan chat-up lines   

       That should be ... fascinating.   

       In an entirely different universe, Larry Niven discussed mating difficulties - other than pick-up lines - facing Superman and Lois Lane. (link)
Chairborne Hero, Mar 11 2020
  

       Quality ...
8th of 7, Mar 24 2020
  
      
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