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Old April 23 2010, 03:34 PM   #76
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I thought you succeeded in showing something new there. It was intriguing to see that Brunt found killing morally repulsive, but for a very different set of moral reasons than a human would have. It reminds me of what Quark said to Sisko in "The Jem'Hadar" (I think) -- that for all humans' attitude of ethical superiority over the greedy, deceitful Ferengi, they've never been as violent or warlike as we've been in our history. And Brunt's attitude here helped illustrate why that is.
Following up on that speech is pretty much why I wanted to look at the Ferengi attitudes to violence. I also knew that if I was going to have an alien character take a certain moral view, I wanted it to be different than the usual human/Western one.

The big surprise was Brunt ending up with Pel, who represents something he's always despised. He's becoming far more like Quark than he could ever stand to admit.
Like repels like- they both see themselves as the epitome of a good Ferengi, and they're probably right...
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Old April 23 2010, 08:52 PM   #77
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I finally got Seven Deadly Sins and "Reservoir Ferengi" is clearly the best of the bunch.

There were a few continuity errors I noticed in the other stories, such as O'Brien being referred to in "Work is Hard" (set more than a year since he moved to DS9) and "Freedom Angst", where Janel is apparantly killed by Bokar, whereas in "Saturn's Children" he was mentioned to have been killed by the Alliance.
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Old April 23 2010, 09:10 PM   #78
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I read that as referring to when O'Brien was on the Enterprise, not as him currently still being on it.
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Old April 23 2010, 09:29 PM   #79
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Unfortunately not, Geordi mentions he left O'Brien in charge of engineering.
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Old April 23 2010, 09:37 PM   #80
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The continuity issue I noticed in "Freedom Angst" is that, going by Ezri's birthdate listed on StarTrek.com, she would've been around 15 years old at the time of this story. Though that's not a canonical date. But I suppose people in the MU might have to grow up pretty fast. And maybe Trill mature differently than humans.
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Old April 23 2010, 11:29 PM   #81
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Other than StarTrek.com, where does Ezri's 2354 birthdate come from? I thought they might have backdated it from when she was at the Academy, although, as far as I remember, we never heard now many years it had been since she graduated on the series.
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Old April 23 2010, 11:31 PM   #82
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I noticed the discontinuity in "Work is Hard" as well. I thought it was a simple mistake in giving the year it was set in (2369 would have been right) although I noticed the events of "Phantasms" were mentioned.
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Old April 23 2010, 11:58 PM   #83
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Other than StarTrek.com, where does Ezri's 2354 birthdate come from? I thought they might have backdated it from when she was at the Academy, although, as far as I remember, we never heard now many years it had been since she graduated on the series.
Well, it's 21 years before she joined the DS9 crew, I guess reflecting the original intent that the character was fresh out of the Academy at the time. I'm unaware of any other source. However, Nicole de Boer was 27 when she debuted as Ezri.
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Old April 24 2010, 03:11 PM   #84
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Unfortunately not, Geordi mentions he left O'Brien in charge of engineering.

Oops! My bad.
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Old April 25 2010, 12:47 AM   #85
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I just finished The First Peer last night, and I loved it. My Rating:9/10
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Old May 4 2010, 10:57 AM   #86
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This whole book was a pretty pleasant surprise.
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Old May 15 2010, 03:48 AM   #87
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One question.


Also, I'm confused, exactly why was Bijon killed?
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Old May 15 2010, 04:16 AM   #88
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Also, I'm confused, exactly why was Bijon killed?
He was obstructing David's view of Venus.
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Old May 15 2010, 07:34 AM   #89
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reading this. 2 stories in and loved both. few pages into 'The Slow Knife'...

now looking forward to IFM even more. nice one Mac!
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Old May 15 2010, 10:36 AM   #90
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Also, I'm confused, exactly why was Bijon killed?
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2) Bijon. In-story reason, because (thanks to Brunt) he appeared to know something that classified from him. Real-world reason, cos I used to work with someone just like him and wanted to do that...
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