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Rescuing Sara Waite

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7 months 3 weeks ago #66892 by JulesMorrison
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My feeling is that that is less of a problem than you'd think. Sara is a baby GOO. She can swing a big stick but she's awkward with it, might not have the knack or know she can do the thing, is liable to be inhibited by stepping too far outside the human, has not had millennia to plot or run tactical analyses, isn't used to very large scale multitasking when she isn't doing it on instinct, has a tendency to act and think like an enhanced human when she definitely isn't one, and really doesn't enjoy topping off her energy.

I feel that a story with Sara in it could afford to be big bads, but it could also focus on her growth into her nature, and show how that is driving a gradual wedge between her and the people who can't think in fifteen dimensions. Or bending them into pretzels as they try to keep up, hello Petra and Jet.

I haven't read all the stories yet so maybe this has already been used... but I feel there is a lot of room. It might just require veering away from the "beat up baddies" formula.

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7 months 3 weeks ago #66893 by null0trooper
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JulesMorrison wrote: I haven't read all the stories yet so maybe this has already been used... but I feel there is a lot of room. It might just require veering away from the "beat up baddies" formula.


But we like Sara banging the baddies!

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7 months 3 weeks ago #66894 by JulesMorrison
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Like she did with Jobe? *Evil snicker*

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7 months 3 weeks ago #66907 by ShadowedSin
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Sara is my heart. She does need saving. Depowering her wouldn't be super difficult, there's tons of mythos to consider such as elder signs. The application perhaps of her form being locked because of the summoning etc.

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7 months 3 weeks ago #66908 by JulesMorrison
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Nooo, no depowering the Sara, I like her powerful!

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7 months 3 weeks ago #66909 by Sir Lee
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Actually, I wouldn't depower Sara directly. What I would do is to make it much harder or impossible for her to go to Daddy Gothmog for help or training. He is the one who's really overpowered and can do world-breaking stuff. Sara might reach that level... in a few millenia.

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7 months 3 weeks ago #66913 by Mister D
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From a narrative PoV, this wouldn't be difficult.

"This is a learning experience that you have to handle by yourself. All baby GOO's have to go through this."

This removes Gothmog from directly intervening in the situation.

Help/advice can be given. "Yes, there IS a solution. You just have to find it."

Also this gives the author the space for Rabbit-Hat-Pulls. :D


Yes, i'm looking forward to the next instalment, but i'm also willing to wait for the idea's/stories to be fully matured.

They'll be all the sweeter for the wait. :D


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7 months 6 days ago #67101 by Kristin Darken
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If you think about it, the means by which she was put "on the bus" could very easily serve as the solution to any power concerns we might have (assuming power concerns are actually the issue... which, for the most part, are not). By this I mean... Sara, even if 'found' again has been summoned into an entrapment circle that was then folded and lost for a significant period of time. Getting her out of that circle isn't just a straightforward effort of going into a room and going "oh hey, here's that lost circle" and rubbing an escape route through some line of runes or a circle.

Sara and her ability to interact with the WU could be completely redefined into whatever Branwen (formerly Dr Bender) chooses to do with her moving forward. I mean... seriously... if this were Buffy, you know Sara would spend at least one season found, but still stuck in the circle... able to be called up, involved in things, but still trapped at the end of the day. Then the second season, they'd botch a release plan... part of her would be free, life changing events would happen and then, in a moment of sacrifice to prevent someone else getting killed, she'd have to take back the full burden of being the Kellith and it would change all those new relationships and etc.


But I have no doubt that if Branwen WANTS to bring Sara back into action that she can and will find a wonderfully creative way to do so. Instead, I want to ask that people not press so hard to make it that Sara is the only contribution that Branwen can make. She's a wonderful author and we should be happily encouraging ANY return she wishes to make to writing in the universe. Whether that is Sara, another character who you've met already, or something completely new.

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7 months 6 days ago #67102 by JulesMorrison
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Kristin Darken wrote: But I have no doubt that if Branwen WANTS to bring Sara back into action that she can and will find a wonderfully creative way to do so. Instead, I want to ask that people not press so hard to make it that Sara is the only contribution that Branwen can make. She's a wonderful author and we should be happily encouraging ANY return she wishes to make to writing in the universe. Whether that is Sara, another character who you've met already, or something completely new.

Absolutely! I may have a particular fondness for this one character (ahem crush ahem), but any writing would be wonderful. Total agreement and support there!
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7 months 6 days ago #67104 by Sir Lee
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I assume -- from what little she has already posted -- that Branwen has definite plans for what she's doing with Sara. I hope she has plans for other characters too. Like Envy. I think Branwen was also one of the hands behind the Grunts, who could see some author love.

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