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Notes and a Poll for B7: Perceptions stories 
19th-Mar-2009 11:02 am
Mysteries and Discoveries is now finished with Chapter 43 but I have a dilemma because I can't start on the Perceptions of Truth story yet.

The Jenna storyline was pushed to the side during Mysteries and Discoveries because there were too many things going on. Her journey has to be progressed much farther before I can do the final story.

So I am currently taking stock of where I am in the long-term plots front and trying to come up with ideas on what to do with the gap story.

Poll #1368162 Random Poll for B7:Perceptions

Would you like to see Jenna back with the crew?

Other. Please Specify.

For question above.

EDIT: An additional poll for story planning.

B7 Perceptions: Story 10 Planning Poll

Mysteries and Discoveries was predominantly angst so the next story will not be that. Well, maybe just a bit. I am looking back at some of the story suggestions made before I began Mysteries and Discoveries.

At this planning stage, I'm also searching for more ideas/suggestions and a bit of feedback to see how various things worked.

What did you think of the story of the boys? Did the mystery and discovery of who they were work for you? One of my biggest concerns was: were the boys recognizable as younger versions of our characters? And even though we knew that things were not going to end well for the boys, did the scenes of them being taken, still have a strong impact?

Each of the characters and many key relationships were developed in this story. What do you think of where the major characters and relationships are now?

EDIT: Thanks to reapermum's reminder, I am also in the process of making revisions to the Character Index. Additions have been made to the Major Characters. Other character details have been added up to the third story of Perceptions (The Definition of Peace). New material is marked in blue.
19th-Mar-2009 04:30 pm (UTC) - I'm rambling... but here's my thoughts before I zonk entirely...
I'd kinda guessed quite a while ago that Avon and Vila and Sester had all known each other as kids, and been brain-wiped. I was pretty sure for much longer ago that Argus had known Avon because of all the hints about him being irrationally (if he hadn't previously known Avon) protective of Avon and considering Avon worth quite a bit of sacrifice. I hadn't realized that Argus had been deliberately made into an Uber-warrior by the Feds.

I recognized the younger Vila and Sester, but not Avon, but then in your story Avon's original personality had been warped, so the adult Avon shouldn't much resemble the child. The set up for them getting taken was so extended that I'm afraid it didn't have much impact on me.

(Note: I am still skipping huge hunks of story because of my irrational lack of interest in the original characters + equally irrational dislike of inconclusive endings [I say irrational, because they're perfectly good characters and life is always inconclusive- it's only in fiction that things come to neat endings] so I don't really know where you're going. Is Servalan patiently waiting for Sester to do something? Is the rebellion getting anywhere?)
19th-Mar-2009 04:54 pm (UTC) - Re: I'm rambling... but here's my thoughts before I zonk entirely...
Very good guesses.

I understand about skipping parts. I do that myself. It's a fine balance. Some people really like the orig characters, some don't and some could take them or leave them.

I guess for me the purpose of these stories really is about creating a post-GP world rather than continually revisiting the same relational things over and over again. For me it's like having a season 5 and 6, where the dead/gone characters are replaced by new ones.

Servalan is still biding her time until the alien situation gets sorted out and Avon is recovered enough for her. Sester is supposed to keep reporting to her. They haven't decided what to do about that yet.

The rebellion has been put on hold until the alien situation is sorted out. So the last few adventures have been about their efforts on that front.
19th-Mar-2009 05:36 pm (UTC) - Re: I'm rambling... but here's my thoughts before I zonk entirely...
I quite like your Servalan; she is so insanely evil. I look forward to her losing patience and doing something sneaky and nasty to try to get Avon back.

Good luck getting the aliens sorted out- I can't think what would really take care of them.
19th-Mar-2009 05:44 pm (UTC) - Re: I'm rambling... but here's my thoughts before I zonk entirely...
Servalan is looking forward to it too and rubbing her hands with glee.
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