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Monday, October 22, 2007

RAC: Holy Frak!

Remember this post?

Thanks to a cunningly exploited loophole, I can now show you what I was working on:


Yes, I wrote that. Pretty spiffy, wouldn't you say?

Alas, I can't tell you what project it's for... but if you go to the QMx website and nose around in the BSG section, I'm sure you can find some kind of product where a baseball-card picture and biography would be appropriate....

I'm just saying, is all.

I will now take this opportunity to answer a few questions from the audience. Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the entirety of Season Three.


You completely left out Kara's marriage to Anders/ abusive childhood/ stint as CAG/ months of psychological torture by Leoben on New Caprica.

Unfortunately, I had to. I was given a limit of approximately 175 words. It's impossible to squeeze three years of character development into that short a space without leaving out key details. To get around this, and in an attempt to further reduce wordiness, I tried to write her bio in the style of a military personnel report. Which leads me to my next question...


What do you mean, presumed dead? We saw her at the end of the season finale!

Wrong.

First, you saw someone who, as part of a cliffhanger, claimed to be Starbuck. Until it's verified within the show, for now that's all it is: a claim. Hell, I don't care if you have a signed and notarized statement from Ron D. Moore saying that it's so; ideas come and go, plots are revised, scripts change and actors leave series all the time. Even if she is really alive by the end of Crossroads Part II, we have zero -- zero -- guarantee that the idea will remain unchanged by the time He That Believeth In Me goes to air.

Second, she shows up in the middle of a potential battle. Since, as I said earlier, I am writing this in the style of personnel report, there's no way said report would be updated while the Galactica was set to Condition One.


But isn't she a Cylon?

Man, I have no frakking idea. If I put "Starbuck might be one of the Final Five," and it turns out she isn't, I'll look like an idiot and that card will be wrong. Hell, we don't even know who the Final Five really are or what it means to be one. We suspect that Tyrol, Anders, Tigh and Foster are members, but don't know, and that's what gives the finale punch.

I wrote what I knew to be correct. You're welcome to hate me for it, but I refuse to speculate when writing professionally.


When we buy these widgets -- whatever they are -- will you sign them for me if we mail them to you?

Yes.

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Now playing: Richard Gibbs - Starbuck Buck Buck
via FoxyTunes

2 comments:

JD said...

I think you got the military style down and that's a lot of information to condense. Neat stuff!

Leech said...

Awesome - nice that you got your foot in the door. Now I really need to watch it. I wish I had Sci-fi.

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