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Sofaspud
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14. "RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions"
In response to message #10
 
   >>It doesn't feel
>>like anyone's addressed the enormity of the problem.
>
>No one really has, on-screen. The closest we've come so far has been
>a couple-three people sitting around their living room bullshitting
>...

Yeah, this is *exactly* the vibe I got, which seemed completely at odds with how important Kei is to the UFverse at large (never mind the actual characters). More below on this, though...

>And it's not so much that the people we've seen discussing it have
>said, "Eh, too far. Fuck it, let's go get a sandwich." If you look
>at the scene in Fulcrum II, Kozue opines that she believes an
>intergalactic expedition is possible, if enough resources are
>given to the project, and Len points out that the real problem is, "We
>have to find her first."

Yup - and make no mistake, I understand that's a BIIIIG problem. However...


>Between that and Len's musing that he feels the universe shifting
>subtly now that confirmation that his mother's alive is spreading
>around, I guess I just don't see how you can have formed the
>impression that nobody's doing anything.

Because, so far, all anyone HAS done, on-screen, is talk about it, and not much of that - and as a reader rather than, say, one of the Usual Suspects, I haven't Clue 1 about what is going on in the background (the Babylon council meeting you mention as happening off-screen, for example). Now, I'm not saying you need to trot this stuff out for us, all bullet-pointed and everything. I'm simply pointing out that the feeling I'm getting is more lackadaisacal than I would have expected for such immense news.

However, as Wedge points out, I'm looking for meat in the produce aisle, though I didn't consciously realize it. Heh. See, when you brought Kei into it, I think I kinda went, "Oh, wow, we're finally getting to see what happened to Kei!" When in actual fact, all you're doing is teasing us. Bugger. :)

So, for myself, I'm sticking a mental Post-It next to my Fulcrum of Fate drawer that says, "This is Fulcrum of Fate, not The Return of the Red Lensman", and I think I'll be okay now.

> It's just that what they're
>doing right now - what they have to be doing right now - is
>looking for an angle, not strapping on their guns and riding
>out of town, and that doesn't look as dramatic on TV.
>

I know, I know, but... grr. See, this is why EPU's stuff is so good. You've got me all riled up over a fictional character (in a fictional setting, with no possible connection to little old real-life me). So, kudos.

I'd like to point out that I didn't intend to hijack the FoF forum to discuss Kei's situation, by the way. It just happened to be one of the impressions I formed while reading FoF, so I listed it.

--sofaspud
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 Fulcrum of Fate impressions [View All] Sofaspud Nov-09-06 TOP
   RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Wedge Nov-09-06 1
      RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Sofaspud Nov-10-06 9
   RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Micah Hakubi Nov-09-06 2
   RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions junipermoderator Nov-09-06 3
      RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Sofaspud Nov-10-06 8
          RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions junipermoderator Nov-10-06 16
   RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Gryphonadmin Nov-09-06 4
      RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Gryphonadmin Nov-09-06 5
          RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Sofaspud Nov-10-06 7
              RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Gryphonadmin Nov-10-06 10
                 RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Sofaspud Nov-10-06 14
                      RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Peter Eng Nov-13-06 21
              RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Wedge Nov-10-06 11
          RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Moonsword Nov-13-06 23
      RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions E_M_Lurker Nov-10-06 6
          RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions VA_Wanderer Nov-13-06 20
      RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions mdg1 Nov-10-06 12
          RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Chris Redfield Nov-10-06 13
              RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Sofaspud Nov-10-06 15
                  RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Moonsword Nov-11-06 17
                      RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions goldenfire Nov-12-06 18
                          RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions clg Nov-13-06 19
                              RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions goldenfire Nov-14-06 24
                                  RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions clg Nov-14-06 25
                                      RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Meagen Nov-14-06 26
                                          RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions clg Nov-14-06 27
                                              RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions mdg1 Nov-14-06 28
                      RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Peter Eng Nov-13-06 22
   RE: Fulcrum of Fate impressions Lethosos Dec-03-06 29


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