Live Long and Prosper (phrase)
Also see Live Long and Prosper for other uses.
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Live Long and Prosper is a phrase used by Star Trek fans.
It is sometimes abbreviated as "LL&P."
The phrase is a way for fans to wish each other well and to show fannish solidarity.
"Live Long and Prosper" has been a popular way for fans to end a letter or post.
The lesser-known response is "Peace and long life."
Examples of Use
- "You are why the club will continue its growth and fame in the coming years. You will help the club live up to the well known phrase: "LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!" -- 1977, a fan in the zine Dilithium Dope
- "'LL&P' has had a long and serviceable life in the closing of letters to people who, though you may not love, respect, or address sincerely, you nevertheless hold in all good wishes. S&H need their own variation." -- from a fan in 1979, in a comment in S and H Letterzine #5
- "We thank her, for enabling the six of us to carry on her effort to give this unforgettable book to the Star Trek community. Thank you, Syn -- last but never least, and with all our hearts -- from the Gang of Six. Live long and prosper." -- 1987, TREKisM #54
- "This really IS the last update here. Hochofedra. Live long and prosper." -- 2009, The Society for Slash Diversity and The Committee of Chekov Obsessives Comparing Historical and New Narratives in Ensign Literature