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Reply #10 - Jan 17th, 2017 at 12:45am
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Foster says it in Kill Straker not Subsmash. The thing about getting older is in subsmash.
I found many things interesting in that you could have killed me scene. Straker touches Paul briefly in what I interpreted as father/comforter. Foster underestimated Straker yet again (but understandably I suppose  Grin. ) and once again Straker pulls a plot bunny out of his hat. Foster goes to pieces . He was convinced Straker was shooting blindly. He finds out Straker is a marksman. So the weaker older guy (harumph! ) with the will power outwitted him and saved his butt again. (Sorry Debbie  Cheesy ) btw you say forever Foster but you have Bruce Wayne pic lol.  Wait maybe Paul could be Robin?  Shocked
Do you just like the char or do you like Billington? I started off being intrigued by and drooling over Straker then I got involved with Ed over the years. Straker was a father figure to me while as a kid to young woman I was being abused. Bishop became a hero to me and a rare individual. Bishop brought that to Straker.
  
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Reply #9 - Jan 16th, 2017 at 4:32pm
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Oh great, SnowLeopard! Sounds quite intriguing. Can't wait!
  
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Reply #8 - Jan 16th, 2017 at 7:10am
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It's developing, if I'm not careful I'll be overrun by plot bunnies!

They have forced me to write bits out of sequence, so I will have to connect them all together later. At the moment I know what happens to Paul, and how Ed is involved at his machiavellian best, and where Moonbase Alpha comes in. Oh, and the aliens, let's not forget them....
  
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Reply #7 - Jan 5th, 2017 at 6:51am
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Interesting parallels!

My plot is hardening up a little. I've decided who Paul is, and he's not a blood relative of Ed, but he is connected. And there's a girl involved (obviously  Wink  ) and she's a source of trouble. Chrys will not be pleased, but she's on an astronaut training course.

Marion visits from her home in Jersey C.I. She already knows Mary, they would have met at the wedding. Ed would have told Marion about Johnny's death, but not the real circumstances obviously. Marion may try to help. She may not succeed. Also, she's not very well. But she does enjoy Ed''s cooking.

  
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Reply #6 - Jan 2nd, 2017 at 3:43pm
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Hi SnowLeopard,
Boy this is the most I've replied or responded on this site. LOL!
Anyway, since I write in The BBC version of the Musketeers I so loved your comparison of Ed (Athos) to Paul's (d'Artagnan). Because in many ways that's what it is. It was never mentioned, except in certain fan fics that Paul was being groomed to take over from Ed eventually. As d'Artagnan would eventually take over being one of the finest swordsmen in all of France. Plus becoming the captain of the Musketeers. In the BBC show Athos is made captain and then by the end of the series d'Art takes his place.
  
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Reply #5 - Dec 31st, 2016 at 6:56am
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Hi all. Some intriguing viewpoints there!

Marion's son from an earlier marriage is called Robert. It turns out that he's adopted. And he's disappeared. That could go a number of ways, but the aliens may not be involved in that.

I haven't yet decided whether to give Paul a sibling. I probably won't. But a person can be seen as a father figure not from the gap in actual years, but in psychological maturity, I think. On those terms, Ed is almost Gandalf to Paul's Frodo. Or (a teetotal) Athos to Paul's d'Artagnan!
  
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Reply #4 - Dec 30th, 2016 at 4:13pm
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I did figure after I mentioned it that Ed would be more a brother figure. I don't think he's that old to be Paul's father to begin with. And this is funny with what you're insinuating because I've wondered if anyone would come up with the idea that they could be related in some form or another. It's happened with the Stargate SG-1 fiction I've written or read. Making Daniel Jackson either a son or kid brother to Col. Jack O'Neill and he had no idea about it. Oh, I can't wait to read your take on this one. Sounds like it's going to be a good story, SnowLeopard!
  
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Reply #3 - Dec 30th, 2016 at 3:39am
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Straker has always reminded me of Hamlet.  Is he the mad Dane, or does he simply want to catch the conscience of the King. As many interpretations of Hamlet as there are, there are many interpretations of Straker.

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Reply #2 - Dec 29th, 2016 at 8:37pm
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One of the beauties of fanfiction, especially with UFO which left so many things unsaid and nebulous, we all see and write the characters differently because we see them through the lenses of our own experiences and our interpretations of that world.

Is Straker an only child? Is Foster? The UFO writers never said. But I know what it's like to be the older sister of a kid with a stratospheric IQ, therefore my version of Straker has many attributes of my kid brother - including an older sister.
  

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Reply #1 - Dec 29th, 2016 at 6:06pm
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In my original stuff, Straker's an only child. The closest he has to a brother is Alec Freeman. Which in the story I'm slowwllly doing I make pretty clear.
Alec is in the trouble of his life and Straker decides to go on holiday.
Or so it seems.  Cool
  
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Dec 29th, 2016 at 7:57am
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I've been thinking further about the relationship between Paul and Ed. And it's complicated.

I can go with Paul seeing Ed as a father-figure. That scene in Sub-Smash', where Paul admits to Ed that he's scared, supports it, as does his (almost indignant) reaction in the shooting gallery when he shouts at Ed: 'You could have killed me!'

But I don't think Ed sees Paul in quite the same way. Ed's experience of fatherhood has been disastrous, ending with the loss of his son. It's way too early for him to look for a 'stand-in' son, and I'm not sure he ever would. But I can see him wanting a surrogate brother. In Chris Bentley's book (yes I got my copy!!!) Ed is given as the only son of John Charles Straker, which suggests a number of possibilities.

And there's room for both viewpoints.

So I've made Marion Knight as Ed's stepmother. And she has (or had?) a son of around Paul's age, who will have an, er, interesting history.

Watch this space.
  
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