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LZaza



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but the beauty of fanfiction is there can be many realizations of a 'Virtual Season Two' and beyond. Still, it's an awesome accomplishment that you've kept it rolling up to number 17.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the nice thing is there are more than enough ideas in reserve to get us to the high 20s at least in stories! Smile (and enough to have us keep writing to the end of the decade)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Especially if we continue at our current pace. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You want to cut in LightSpeed?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, no. Actually, the pace quite suits me. Not complaining at all. After all, I'm writing two stories right now, and you're co-writing one of them, and editing the other, Sen.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The momentum is really going to pick up once we get past the story after the current one in progress.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh? Is Leah ready to pick up the gauntlet then? Is that still the plan?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if she's ready or not, or if she will. But if she does do the story and we get it done, then the way will be clear to really go at a faster pace.

Leah was promised the right to do the Baltar/Cylons return story a long, long time ago, I think it might even have been at the time the whole VS actually began which was in 2004. And we have really in a sense been dancing around that plot development ever since out of deference to her, but we are reaching a point where we do need to see some momentum happen sooner rather than later, especially once the current story is finished.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, time to reopen this topic. So we have some support here for Apollo as eventual Commander of the Galactica, what about Sheba and the Pegasus, assuming that battlestar makes a reappearance with Cain? Does it work both ways?
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had Sheba become exec of the Galactica in my POTA crossover set 20 plus yahrens later (where Apollo as commander ultimately chose Sheba over Athena as exec). If we have the Pegasus reappear, the matter of Sheba becoming a successor commander would depend on the variables of (1) what's her relationship to Apollo at that point (2) what's the state of ambitious minds in the Pegasus itself, those who have spent all the time in the intervening period as ones who would have a more instinctive bonding with the crew than one who would have been an outsider all this time in the intervening period and (3) would the Pegasus be there for keeps with the Galactica.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Planet of the Apes?

I'm wondering, assuming that Sheba and Apollo weren't about to be sealed, or in a lovey-dovey relationship, if Sheba would think she had a better chance at being promoted on Cain's ship. A more career minded Sheba than the one you're thinking of, Eric. Especially, keeping in mind that Cain sent most of his pilots, which we could infer to mean officers, to the Galactica. And since he didn't really seem to have an executive officer--Tolen didn't really seem to ever be refered to as a Colonel, and I sort of assumed he was some kind of minor bridge officer--there could still be room for officers to move back to the Pegasus from the Galactica. I toyed with that premise in one of my recent stories. But Starbuck (of course) became the Pegasus Strike Captain, and Sheba his 'second' due to a weird series of events that I won't get into. I had the battlestars look at redistributing the squadrons, with the intent that Cain was going to be sticking around . . . at least for the most part.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tolen might have been more of a desk-jockey type with a pure bridge officer background but I felt in the end he had to be regarded as a Colonel and the XO, a type who wouldn't be prone to butt heads with someone like Cain.

I do not accept the premise that Cain sent most of his pilots over to the Galactica. LL and WOTG made it rather plain to me at least that Bojay was the only Pegasus warrior of note who went over and that only "non-essential" personnel were evacuated (this to explain Sheba's "Bojay's all I've got left" remark in WOTG, which indicates that none of the other pilots she knew on the Pegasus came over). My take was that the rest of Silver Spar Squadron came up to Cain and volunteered to stay on board the Pegasus and ride things out (knowing that in direct capital ship engagement their presence as viper pilots would not be helpful because they'd just get caught in the crossfire. It's not considered sound textbook strategy for vipers to be present when a battlestar is taking on a baseship with the extra firepower) because of their intense loyalty to him. So as a consequence, Cain and the Pegasus out there still has all of his major pilots AND their vipers save Sheba and Bojay.

And yes, it was a "Planet Of The Apes" crossover, 400 plus pages the longest fanfic story I ever wrote. Available at Robert's site for whenever you want to give it a look. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give you Tolen, as exec. However, though the Silver Spar pilots might not have been useful in a battle between capital ships, they would have sure come in handy against the Cylon Raiders when the odds were three to one against the Galactica fighters. Actually, Apollo specifically mentioned that between his squadron and Cain's, he'd get Cain's non-essential personnel and wounded back to the Galactica.

I don't see Cain accepting an offer by his own Viper pilots to stay, especially since he specifically refused Starbuck that same offer of riding it out with him. No, Cain wouldn't take the manpower away from Apollo and his squadron in case they came up against the Cylon Raider taskforce, as stated by Cain.

As for Sheba's mention of "all I've got left", I thought that alluded more to her feeling like Bojay was family. After all, this ep was meant to introduce a couple more characters, and like the Galactica fighters, we never did get to know the other 80% of the pilots that they alluded to having.

I've heard about your POTA crossover, Eric. Apparently, it used to be the longest fanfic on the site, Robert told me recently. I'll take a look soon. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Starbuck's case, though that would be different IMO. He knows that since he's going to be leaving Cassie again, he would *want* Starbuck to stay behind because Cassie will be needing him in the future. I saw his rejection of Starbuck's offer more of his way of saying, "You stay because you do have an attachment in Cassie."

I think Cain knew all along that the shuttles and the vipers being sent would not come into contact with the Cylons returning from Gomorrah to save Baltar's butt, and would have factored that variable in right from the outset. He just wanted to make sure that the Galactica pilots who had been forced to land on the Pegasus earlier, as well as the injured, had their opportunity to leave since he knew it wasn't right to force them along into what he had planned. His own pilots, voluntarily wanting to stay behind would be another matter.

I had no idea I'd been dethroned in the longest story status! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, going by what Apollo said about both squadrons going as escort, I have to see it the other way. I'm sure Apollo can count Vipers, and if Cain's squadron had squelched on the deal, I'm suspect Apollo would have taken issue with it, not having the prescience of the Great Cain.

Heh heh. Do you and I ever see eye to eye, Eric? Laughing

And as far as the longest story goes, I wouldn't be surprised if the current VS episode was in the running for taking that spot. Wink
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