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Old January 18 2011, 01:54 PM   #20
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Re: ST: Shaping a Cardassian - "Strength Without Sacrifice is Useless"

Wow, the comments became a "chapter"

Nerys Ghemor wrote: View Post
Whoops...I'd thought T'Sarik was a Vulcan, and been wondering if she was v'tosh ka'tur. (Which would've been very interesting as an ambassador, and would prove a lot of Vulcans very wrong. ) But Rigellian...what kind of Rigellian? There seem to be several types. How do you picture her looking?
It was intended: to make everyone think she was a Vulcan. She's a Vulcanoid Rigellian And looks very much like this:

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I am so, so glad to hear how cheerful Saratt is most of the time. Undoubtedly he must have very difficult times, sometimes...but it's nice to know that he's able to approach his life in a generally positive way. As to the prosthetics he's refused...I assume that's for his fingers and toes--and also, maybe, artificial vocal cords? After what he's been through...I can't blame him whatsoever for feeling that way. Especially if he can approach his life, challenges and all, in such a positive way without having to have the "top of the line" everything.
I was thinking about fingers. He didn't want anything because his hands would never regain full functionality, even with prosthetics, and if he wouldn't have full functionality, he saw no reason to stuck "plastic fingers" to his own.

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[/I]I think I'm going to like Albek. He strikes me as a good old country doctor--but undoubtedly very smart, just like McCoy.
At first I didn't have any specific plans for Albek but then he came aboard and I saw him and I know that he's certainly got a colourful personality I'm glad he made a good first impression.
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And WOW. Brenok has a lot of guts going toe-to-toe with Jarol like that, especially with their personal relationship. But he WON. I'm proud of him too.
Brenok is not afraid of her, although sometimes even he misjudges their relationship. He underestimated its strength. This time he was wrong and I'm sure he was happy about being wrong and happily took his "skinny ass" to the dinner
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As for Zamarran...I CANNOT BELIEVE he called Kapoor "his lover," even in the COMPLETELY joking way he did! I didn't realize he had that kind of humor, either! And I like Mrs. Zamarran. I can see exactly how she gets him to soften up.
That was Zamarran no one saw before...maybe Karama, but no one else--outside his family. And now Kapoor.

Itchy nose was just the beginning!

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As for that Ronus vs. Jarol conversation, so much to say there! Do you think that the age of the Ronus symbiont helped him to get better "standing" to speak to her, as well as the symbiont's previous experience on Cardassia? After all, that symbiont is probably older than any Cardassian would ever get!
I think so. The symbiont helped him compose himself and control his worry and fear. Ronus knows that sometimes the Cardassians bark but it doesn't mean they bite too. Asu had to reach for that knowledge but once he settled down a bit, he discovered that he "remembers" a lot of things from Laita's life and those things weren't bad. Laita had to be intimidated too and she was a civilian! If she could go through it and Ronus lives to be in Asu, then Asu can do it too
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I wonder if Jarol might ever start to believe that there could be a younger generation in the Federation who could learn from their elders' mistakes, and not repeat them. Maybe if some of those elders had the guts to speak up and point out that it was wrong...that could make a difference in your Federation.
Maybe, if she saw some examples.
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That said, I was also pleased to see Ronus call out Jarol on the hypocrisy of her way of solving the problem (when I think there was still another way open).
And he's not going to take the answer that she had given him as final. This subject is going to return
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Now Demok...I loved the "Legate Fostor" story, and the "you'll be my Ocean" line! I feel his pain on the salad, though. I can chew on one all day, but I CANNOT make it go down. It makes me gag. And I mean literally feel like throwing up. Is it that bad for Demok? Thank God for Asian food, in my case, and Southern US food, or I wouldn't get any green stuff in my diet! Maybe someone should give Demok a vegetable soup or stew, or cooked vegetables in a nice, flavorful sauce. That tends to do wonders with the flavor.
Jarol wants him to eat fresh greens full of vitamins, not overcooked and ruined veggies.
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As for Ronus...OH MAN, I cannot believe he actually said he "shits his pants," right to Jarol!!! AND THEN SHE ACTUALLY CHECKED TO SEE IF IT WAS LITERALLY TRUE!!

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Did she seriously not know that she intimidates people? I had always thought she knew and enjoyed it.
She knows and she enjoys. And she innocently pretends that it's just a misunderstanding. After all, she's such a friendly, nice, easy-going person
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One final question: that line from Ronus--"This symbiont likes its current host" did actually come (partly) from the symbiont itself, didn't it? After the very personal kind of fear Ronus went through in Shadow of the Order, it's good to see this blended personality be able to say that without hesitation.
He feels comfortable with himself which he takes as proof that the symbiont feels comfortable too.
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And it seems--surprisingly--that in the end, Jarol may well be coming to like Ronus.
She will. I think she already started. After all, she didn't kill him for asking about the coup in such an accusing manner
But Laran knew Ronus was threading on a thin ice.

I already have some material for the next chapter, so rest assured: more fun to come!
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