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This week’s request meme:

odditycollector:

We all look at specific writers and silently wish they’d tackle this one character/theme/plot idea/whatever that’d be so interesting from their POV, right? I am pretty sure it’s not just me.

So! Tell me a thing I - specifically - would have written if you were personally in charge of designing the best possible universe.

In response I will either 1) tell you how I’d go about it, 2) do up a snippet… or 3. explain that you have the wrong inbox.

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I’ve seen some meta which postulates he’s internalized enough shit to deserve to be called a second version of his father. And I really can’t argue with that. Which makes me feel so sad for him.

But you don’t have to be anything forever.

Filed under cosmictuesdays Star Trek is about becoming something better DS9 is about becoming something better *even when it isn't easy* i fully support rolling your own canon though even if I'm using a different one

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I came up with something almost exactly like this in the fic I’m posting next month. I guess the universe knew what it needed to do to fill this fictional void. Also: high five.

Neat synchronicity! Yeah, I think that the shape of some answers are just there, sitting in canon, waiting for the question to get asked.

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cosmictuesdays asked: Alternatively: Bashir would always request and respect patient consent with the fury of a thousand suns, because, dude. Come on. (It'd flow from his history, act as foreshadowing, be a good character trait even without that late-game plot twist...)

I don’t think I would write this at all.

I think what I would write is how do you reconcile Dr. Julian informed-consent-what-is-that-who-even-knows-anyway-surprise-brain-reformatting-time! Bashir with the dude who sees his current self as someone born from an immense violation of an helpless and crimeless individual.

"It’s better this way!" he denies, loudly, but couldn’t it be that he has internalized more shit than he’s willing to admit, that taking a firm ethical stance himself would mean accepting the shit that his family did to him is truly unforgivable, that he is working through his shit in the worst conceivable way?

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cosmictuesdays asked: DS9 would have explored Trill culture and arts beyond the taboo against re-association, with particular focus on Jadzia's family - the two things we learn about them are that she has a sister, and that sister sent her drinking glasses.

The angle I’d use to start from is “What differences would having X% of the population achieve a conditional form of reincarnation/immortality lead to for Trill culture and arts?”

Well, the oral tradition of prewritten history would probably be better preserved than ours, due to less links in the telephone chain. But otherwise, my guess is cultural drift would account for most of it. Lots of identity pondering, but humans have got that already.

But there is one thing. The first host picks a theme. Idea. Musical motif. Whatever best fits their talents, and they do an art about it. The second host revisits the theme, perhaps not within the same medium, and treats it to their own take. The third, the fourth… etc. etc.

Hundreds of years later, and an anthology builds itself like sedimentary layers. A single theme running through to unify it, but each piece is distinct enough that you can sense the individualities who existed, and you can understand how they feed into each other in an unbroken chain. How the effort grows more full and more complex with each lifetime.

I suppose, depending on the timeframe, one way to bring Jadzia’s family into it would be to have them checking out the Dax collection, and trying to use it to feel a connection with Jadzia’s new self.

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This week’s request meme:

We all look at specific writers and silently wish they’d tackle this one character/theme/plot idea/whatever that’d be so interesting from their POV, right? I am pretty sure it’s not just me.

So! Tell me a thing I - specifically - would have written if you were personally in charge of designing the best possible universe.

In response I will either 1) tell you how I’d go about it, 2) do up a snippet… or 3. explain that you have the wrong inbox.

askbox