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Reviewer: Gul Rejal Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 29 Sep 2010 23:56 Title: Chapter One

And so Spirodopoulos started wondering. The Cardassian has Dukat's face, Dukat's voice, keeps him captive, but there is something different about him, isn't there? There is something behind that facade, that "Cardassian" facade. Cardassians are this and that. "Everyone" knows it.


So what is wrong with this picture? Or rather: what is wrong behind this picture? Since when staring at Bajorans (rather glaring, no doubt) is wrong for a "good Cardassian"?


Spirodopoulos expected a stereotypical case of being captured by Cardassians; he had heard enough stories and legends to have an opinion. However the reality didn't live to those stories and now he knows not what to expect. Is it good or bad for him and his comrades?


 


I'm not sure Rhos knew exactly what she had agreed to, but even if it's worse than she expected, she's bravely enduring it. The Cardassian sacrifice at it's best :)


Hopefully she has enough strength to stand it to the end.



Author's Response:

I do think there is good reason for the things Spirodopoulos has heard.  He has probably even received training that is based on what has happened to people who were captured by Cardassians.

So it makes no sense to him when <i>nothing</i> happens, other than his staying confined.  The unexpected worries him--the dissonance.

BTW, this is the speech I was referring to by Reagan, about the loss of the <i>Challenger</i>.  Reagan had a very warm way of speaking, especially on more "personal" matters like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEjXjfxoNXM   Ignore all of the political comments people left...I think they aren't paying attention to the kind of speech this was (completely non-political).

And yes, Rhos is making a BIG sacrifice.

Reviewer: Lady Drace Signed [Report This]
Date: 28 May 2009 00:19 Title: Chapter One

"Unless, of course, there’s been a dispatch error in the hereafter and I’ve been sent to the Black Fleet instead." Oooh. Nothing like a bit of morbid humor.

Awesome way of asking questions simply. I don't think I could have been that inventive caught on an enemy ship.

Terhan. LOVE IT! (Although my keyboard seems unable to make that thingy over the a...)

Mindesa Rhos. Wow, what a patriot! I like her a lot!

"I somehow doubt throwing themselves upon a plasma-charged waste extractor is high on their list of honorable ways to die." ROFL!! This plan is pure genius! How on earth do you come up with stuff like this??

Poisoning the white. Eeek. Horrible way to go, I'm sure.



Author's Response:

The only way I've been able to get that symbol--so far--is when I'm in Word, because I set up a hotkey to do it.  I'm considering looking for a way to do a custom format on my keyboard so I can type it when I'm on the Internet as well.  I mean, the "ç" symbol is easy (just hold down ALT and type 135...at least, on an American keyboard), but the other--NOT so easy.

And honestly...I have NO earthly idea how I came up with that plan.  I just knew I had to get the Vorta by herself--and after an experience where I got locked in an airplane bathroom, that was the first thing that came to mind!

Reviewer: Miranda Fave Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 30 Jan 2009 14:11 Title: Chapter One

A thoughtful exercise exploring the Cardassian culture marked by it language, characters and unique take on telling a Dominion War story.

Highly recommend. I continue to follow this story with great interest and anticipation.

Author's Response:

Thanks...I really hope you continue to enjoy it! :-)

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