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Old January 12 2009, 08:21 AM   #46
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I hope that everyone enjoyed my 75 page (39,465 word) short story. I spent a lot of time working on it and I hope that you like what you saw. I'm happy to answer any questions that you may have about it. Please feel free to post them as well as thoughts about the story.
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Old January 12 2009, 09:10 AM   #47
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Great work, but I have to admit that I don't understand the ending. I must be stuck in a causality loop.
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Old January 12 2009, 06:07 PM   #48
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^ The ending was meant to be deliberately vague.





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Old January 12 2009, 10:47 PM   #49
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Didn't catch on to the the Earl Wise thing. Great job NX! So I take it that Earl Wise, or his consciousness rather, didn't even realize he was a machine?
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Old January 12 2009, 11:01 PM   #50
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If I do do another story I think I may focus on Wise entirely and use new characters for the bulk of the story. I had two plans when I initially wrote the storyline and, if I had more time, I was going to incorporate them both as major players and keep them separated longer. Due to time constraints I knocked it down to only the main story about Cameron.

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Old January 13 2009, 03:15 AM   #51
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A question that was asked of me on TerminatorFiles:

How did I come up with the name C715.P?

That was creative on my part. In some Terminator fiction the different terminators are assigned an identification transponder code.

For Cameron, for example, I came up with her ID as

C(ameron)
715 (early production number for Cameron from Fox posters)
P(hillips)


Also did anyone notice that I didn't use the word Terminator in the actual story?
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Old January 13 2009, 03:38 AM   #52
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Didn't catch on to the the Earl Wise thing. Great job NX! So I take it that Earl Wise, or his consciousness rather, didn't even realize he was a machine?
Neither did I. I probably should have sat down and read the whole story at once to pick up on the clues and nuances.

Great job, nx. You definitely put a lot of thought and effort into this and have helped fill the gap before the next TV installment.
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Old January 13 2009, 05:32 AM   #53
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I thank everyone for their comments. I appreciate each of them.

I'm considering doing another one. With time constraints though I think that the chapters would be more spread out than they currently were (at most I think I skipped two days). I may do the storyline I outlined about Earl finding out his secret, but I'm weighing my options. I'm also considering a Derek Reese story.
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Old January 13 2009, 06:08 AM   #54
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I'm also considering a Derek Reese story.
I'd be interested in your take on his (presumed) interrogation by Cameron to the strains of Chopin.
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Old January 13 2009, 06:33 AM   #55
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Plus there is a drawback to a Derek Reese story. Derek reminds me almost perfectly of my older brother. They even look alike and have the same tattoos.
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Old January 13 2009, 09:23 AM   #56
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Plus there is a drawback to a Derek Reese story. Derek reminds me almost perfectly of my older brother. They even look alike and have the same tattoos.
I see what you mean; those are good enough reasons to table the Derek Reese story. The Earl Wise story sounds interesting nonetheless, so I'd certainly read something in that vein.
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Old January 14 2009, 06:27 AM   #57
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I've been giving it some thought and I think that I may continue on with this series after all. Entries won't be as often as they were with Identity Crisis (that was a hint on the storyline too) but I plan for at least two uploads a week. I'll be using more original characters rather than screen established ones and I'll reveal the fate of Catherine Luna and Sidney Fields too (the only two I didn't account for other than a Triple Eight learning how sex can be an interrogation technique).
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Old January 15 2009, 08:15 AM   #58
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I'd enjoy this as well. I would prefer to see some more closure instead of the ambiguous ending (which seems more like a cliffhanger, personally).
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Old January 16 2009, 06:00 AM   #59
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^ That was intentional . I wanted people to interpret the ending in their own way.
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Old January 16 2009, 06:58 AM   #60
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^ That was intentional . I wanted people to interpret the ending in their own way.
Bah, I want resolution. Resolution!
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