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Old September 10 2010, 03:22 AM   #46
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

I thought Lt. Choudhury was Indian too.

Though I thought since she came from Mallarashtra Province, Deneva it was implied that a Denevan English accent was rather British sounding and at least that part of Deneva was heavily Indian in origin and culture.
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Old September 10 2010, 03:41 AM   #47
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In the books it say Kadohata has a Port Shangri-la accent, did anyone who's written her have a real word one in mind for it?
In Kadohata's very first scene in Q&A, it's said simply that "she spoke with a British accent." It was later that it was revealed she actually spoke with a Port Shangri-la accent that sounded pretty much indistinguishable from a British accent. (Although the actress that the authors have pretty much settled on as the basis for her, Stephanie Jacobsen, has an Australian accent.)


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I thought Lt. Choudhury was Indian too.
Why the past tense? She is ethnically Indian. That's as true now as it's been all along.


Though I thought since she came from Mallarashtra Province, Deneva it was implied that a Denevan English accent was rather British sounding and at least that part of Deneva was heavily Indian in origin and culture.
When I've written her, I've imagined her with an understated South Asian accent. (In fact, I initially wrote her as being Punjabi by birth, maybe from Amritsar or somewhere around there, but Dave wanted something less obvious and picked Deneva off the top of his head -- which then made him cackle wickedly as he realized he could put her through an emotional wringer since he already planned to wipe out Deneva. Yes, I actually heard him cackle wickedly through an e-mail.)
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Old September 10 2010, 06:08 AM   #48
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they really ought to do some different ships. they look like Babylon 4.
Except for the big one in the corner, that one is the Phoenix. Possibly the NX-Delta, they used the same cockpit set for both.
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Old September 10 2010, 07:06 PM   #49
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they really ought to do some different ships. they look like Babylon 4.
Except for the big one in the corner, that one is the Phoenix. Possibly the NX-Delta, they used the same cockpit set for both.
The Phoenix's nose was conical:


Definitely the orbital inspection pod:
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Old September 10 2010, 07:23 PM   #50
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

The others look like vipers and raptors from nuBSG.
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Old September 10 2010, 10:10 PM   #51
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So, basically, Choudry is Indian by way of Deneva, and Kadohata is Asian by way of Britain by way of Cestus.
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Old September 10 2010, 10:12 PM   #52
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So, basically, Choudry is Indian by way of Deneva, and Kadohata is Asian by way of Britain by way of Cestus.
yup, pretty much covers it. complicated, aint it?
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Old September 10 2010, 10:21 PM   #53
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So, basically, Choudry is Indian by way of Deneva, and Kadohata is Asian by way of Britain by way of Cestus.
yup, pretty much covers it. complicated, aint it?
*shrugs* Probably just a more complete understanding of human ancestry and migratory patterns, is all.

I mean, I would tend to think of myself as an English-American -- which could be phrased as English by way of America -- but, really, if I'm going to be complete, what that actually means is that I'm Norse by way Normandy by way of England by way of America and Anglo-Saxon by way of England by way of America and Celtic by way of England by way of America.
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Old September 10 2010, 10:48 PM   #54
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So, basically, Choudry is Indian by way of Deneva, and Kadohata is Asian by way of Britain by way of Cestus.
More or less. Except that Kadohata is biracial, an Anglo-Japanese mix.
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Old September 10 2010, 11:00 PM   #55
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I have often wondered if there are any sites on different premiums of different ship sets or the like.
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Old September 10 2010, 11:14 PM   #56
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I thought Lt. Choudhury was Indian too.
Why the past tense? She is ethnically Indian. That's as true now as it's been all along.
I thought she was Indian when I read the book.

Though I thought since she came from Mallarashtra Province, Deneva it was implied that a Denevan English accent was rather British sounding and at least that part of Deneva was heavily Indian in origin and culture.
When I've written her, I've imagined her with an understated South Asian accent. (In fact, I initially wrote her as being Punjabi by birth, maybe from Amritsar or somewhere around there, but Dave wanted something less obvious and picked Deneva off the top of his head -- which then made him cackle wickedly as he realized he could put her through an emotional wringer since he already planned to wipe out Deneva. Yes, I actually heard him cackle wickedly through an e-mail.)
I thought it was just part of the recent string of "lets give the colony worlds their own cultural profiles" schtick. The same way that Italian names seem to come up so often from Cestus III.

I have no problem whatsoever with this concept, BTW.

As for the wicked cackle, well, what else do we expect from the Angel of Death? Given such malicious intent, perhaps the people of Deneva should sue David Mack for "Extermination of Character". Though they'd have to get in line behind the Columbia crew.

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Old September 10 2010, 11:15 PM   #57
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So, basically, Choudry is Indian by way of Deneva, and Kadohata is Asian by way of Britain by way of Cestus.
yup, pretty much covers it. complicated, aint it?
*shrugs* Probably just a more complete understanding of human ancestry and migratory patterns, is all.

I mean, I would tend to think of myself as an English-American -- which could be phrased as English by way of America -- but, really, if I'm going to be complete, what that actually means is that I'm Norse by way Normandy by way of England by way of America and Anglo-Saxon by way of England by way of America and Celtic by way of England by way of America.
Or just American.
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Old September 10 2010, 11:43 PM   #58
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I thought it was just part of the recent string of "lets give the colony worlds their own cultural profiles" schtick. The same way that Italian names seem to come up so often from Cestus III.
That's because Italian names come up so often in everything KRAD writes.
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Old September 11 2010, 02:36 AM   #59
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yup, pretty much covers it. complicated, aint it?
*shrugs* Probably just a more complete understanding of human ancestry and migratory patterns, is all.

I mean, I would tend to think of myself as an English-American -- which could be phrased as English by way of America -- but, really, if I'm going to be complete, what that actually means is that I'm Norse by way Normandy by way of England by way of America and Anglo-Saxon by way of England by way of America and Celtic by way of England by way of America.
Or just American.
While I am most certainly American, "American" isn't an ethnicity in the way "English" is. Americanism is about political citizenship, not ancestry.
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Old September 11 2010, 04:55 AM   #60
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While I am most certainly American, "American" isn't an ethnicity in the way "English" is. Americanism is about political citizenship, not ancestry.
American is an ethnic group, though we tend to prefix it with "Native." The problem is that we in the United States of America also use the word "American" to mean "a citizen of the United States of America," which tends to confuse the issue.
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