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Old August 23 2011, 09:22 PM   #126
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Re: Star Trek: From Risa With Love--An Adventure Of Dr. Julian Bashir

Admiral Shran wrote: View Post
Just finished it. Well done, sir, well done!
Thank you, sir!

Haven't read the alternate ending yet, but will do so shortly.
Looking forward to your review!

Not having read the novels, I can't speak authoritatively on them, but based on what I've read here, I greatly appreciate that you've made 31 very "disturbingly efficient." If the books are making them appear incompetent, then I'll be sorely disappointed. I mean, come on, Sloan was always at least five steps ahead of a genetically engineered genius. That's why I have problems with Extreme Measures. Sloan could transport into Bashir's quarters at will without him or the station's sensors being aware of it and yet he doesn't know that a forcefield and phaser are waiting for him? It makes me think that he wanted to be caught.
Great Minds Think Alike.

Shran, I strongly recommend for you my tale "Passing Of Value", in this same forum. It was an entry for a challenge a couple years ago, it focuses on what made Sloan the man we know and love-to-love/hate--and in the end, I actually address--

Wait. I don't want to give too much away....

Definitely looking forward to your Section 31 tale in involving Holland and her backstory, as I doubt that would contain any spoilers for the novels, which again I haven't read.
I'll get to it....

Now, just some quick observations....

Rush Limborg wrote: View Post
“You’re wrong, Cynthia. Don’t think for a moment I felt any pleasure from it all…because I didn’t.”
Very Connery of you....

Thunderball wrote:
"My dear girl, don't flatter yourself. What I did this evening was for King and Country. You don't think it gave me any pleasure, do you?"
Absolutely. Also, the scene where Julian walks into Cynthia's bathroom is also based loosely on Connery's Bond doing the same thing to Fiona in Thunderball. "OH!" "Hello...."

Fiona was one of my all-time favorite Bond Girls--while we're at it, so was Domino. In a sense, Cynthia is my taking the best elements of both (Domino's romanticism and "innocence with a backbone", plus Fiona's femme fatale, somewhat exotic nature) and combining them into a new whole, adding the complexity of her tragic past.

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Whatever or whoever he was…that man, more than anything or anyone else, was directly responsible for enslaving and chaining this innocent young woman. And so, Julian Bashir’s feelings of contempt and righteous fury had found their target—whoever it would turn out to be. And so help me, if I ever find out the identity of that man…
I have an idea as to who it could be.
(snicker) I'm not talking...yet. But I'd like to hear your theory--perhaps a PM is in order?

3.) An idea occurs to me as to what the "big event in DS9" is that ties in with Holland's backstory.

Looking forward to finding out if my theory is correct.
I will, at the very least, say that you're warm--in a sense which I won't flat-out reveal. I will say that this tale is set sometime after Trill: Unjoined--which was in late 2376. I'm not sure if it's before or after the Mirror Universe tale. It's during a "quiet period" in the DS9-Relaunch era. I'd say...late '76, or early '77. Cynthia's rounding up.

But I did give something of a clue, with the working title I gave for the 31 tale....
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."
--David Mamet
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