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July Fanfic Challenge
peladon
Hugbot wrote:

Two great stories, Little Sue/Lurena and Peladon! Both give much food for thought, and both raise interesting questions that I never thought of (the independence of Orac and the predictability of Carnell himself). And again a brilliant portrait! You seem to have studied Avon's facial expressions very well, Lurena ... Wink


Glad you enjoyed it.
 
littlesue
Anniew wrote:

Ah thanks girls and Hugbot. Goodness knows how I understand Soolin and Avon- I couldn't be more different than the pair of them. Closest to Vila I suspect! But I do enjoy writing them.


I'm just waiting for something to come back from Lurena, but it seems we have the same idea about Soolin and Avon. Not the story line, but how they interact.
I've always liked that line from Soolin in Blake:
'Now that is an unattractive idea. I really could be quite annoyed if I thought we'd been the bait in a trap you'd laid for them, Avon.'
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
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Ellen York
Travisina, that was amazing. Jenna is my favorite, so I love to see stories that do her justice. And your explanation of why she was willing to stay on teleport duty makes perfect sense.

Annie, nice look at the relation ship between Soolin and Avon and good explanation as to why she stayed with the Scorpio crew.
 
BradPaula
Travisina, loved your Jenna story. All the others- kudos. This is my favorite thread now.
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
purplecleric
I can't think of a better way than to spend a rainy day-off catching up with this thread. Thank you all.

@BradPaula - Payback Time made me laugh - I love the idea of cool, collected Soolin being a bit of a prankster. Will we see TT's payback next month? I hope so...

@JustBrad - 'The Adventures of Jenna, an independent trader' has so much potential - it could be a TV show or a movie. Your 'episode' whetted my appetite for more - a great story.

@SD - Oh, dear - will our heroes ever get back to the right time and place? Or is it better that they don't, considering how things pan out. Most of the references are lost on me but I do enjoy the mind-boggling - I think Vila would have got on with Tony R but I can imagine Avon's disdain as a beardy bloke in a woolly jumper took umbrage at the invasion of an archeological dig...

@Mistletoe12 - Can I send you the bill for a new keyboard? Mine's covered in coffee...

@Larasue - another great illustration and an interesting exploration of the subtle differences between independence and freedom.

@peladon - what a fascinating look at Avon and Blake through Carnell's eyes. I wish we'd seen Carnell & Avon interact on screen - it would have been compelling. Your fic is a worthy substitute.

@Travisina - A lovely insight into Jenna and her relationship with the Libby & crew. They really were a sort of dysfunctional family, but there comes a time to leave the nest. Jenna will not just fly, she'll soar!

@Anniew - I'm a Derek fan but I have always felt that Soolin was a character that needed fleshing out and that she had an interesting dynamic with Avon. You've done the former wonderfully and given a tantalising glimpse of the latter...

Now to spend the rest of the day trying to prod my muse into action - there's only a week left!
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
@ Travisina - really found that exploration of the link between Jenna and the ship fascinating; it's a brilliant idea that Terry had early on but never followed up or developed, from the character's viewpoint of the subjective experience of the relationship at least. Did the link stay 'connected' even when Jenna was not physically touching the controls? Logically, I agree that yes it would. And what would it feel like when that bond was broken, in terms of feeling disconnected and also emotionally? Zen is a machine, as Avon would point out, but Jenna is not.
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

Blake's 7: Trojan Horse (s4 fanfic) - Blake's 7: Through the Needle's Eye (s2 fanfic)

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Spaceship Dispatcher
purplecleric wrote:

@SD - Oh, dear - will our heroes ever get back to the right time and place?!

Within the next month or two probably, as I have some other ideas to take the place of the serial.
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

Blake's 7: Trojan Horse (s4 fanfic) - Blake's 7: Through the Needle's Eye (s2 fanfic)

Spaceship Dispatcher's fanfic site
 
littlesue
This particular exchange from ‘Rescue’ has always intrigued me…

DORIAN-You disappoint me Avon. You of all people should know the intellect is a much more powerful weapon than the gun. Particularly when the gun doesn't work. (Avon tries to shoot him.) Soolin removed the magazine and replaced it with a dummy. (takes the gun)
AVON-While I was bathing.

And then, there was PC’s article in which she mentioned our favourite computer expert wearing heavier clothes...as if it were some sort armour…..

And then, PC set the July prompt regarding Soolin…So Lurena and I had a think...............

The scene was set…………….

Intruder


Soolin shifted her weight to the balls of her feet so her heels would not betray her presence as she moved along the walkway. Her goal was in sight – but reaching it undetected was going to be tricky.

She was still at a loss to understand why Dorian required her to do this. After all, it was he who had taken the Scorpio to that distant planetoid. It was he who had brought them back here to Xenon.
And he would not explain why.
Only that it was necessary.
But was it necessary for her to be listening at the door?
His door.
The obvious leader of this small band.
Out of all of them, he seemed to be the one that Dorian feared. Feared?
In all the years that she had known Dorian, he had never shown any fear.
Yet there was something about this man that troubled Dorian.
She listened, her breath catching in her throat.
She could hear the soothing sound of water and then she heard the inner door shut.
Now was the moment.
She activated the keypad and the door to his quarters softly opened.
She entered quietly, her eyes darting around, trying to find the weapon.
‘Change the cartridge’ Dorian had asked her and she had acquiesced, but it was a request that worried her.
Why?
‘Just in case we have a little misunderstanding,’ Dorian had replied, the smile lighting up his weary features.
And so, she found herself in the stranger’s quarters, trying to find the gun.
And then she saw it, on the bunk, along with his clothes. They were neatly folded beneath the weapon; its metal in stark contrast to the black leather.

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As she lifted the weapon, her fingers brushed against the clothes; the leather strangely soft to the touch, belying the intimidating appearance that he had seemed to want to project.
And he had appeared daunting, at first.
But now…
… was he so threatening?
He had given the impression that he was weighed down with these clothes, but now, Soolin could see that that was a façade. Were they, in fact, a projection of a physical barrier that he had erected about him?
Laid out neatly at the far end of the bunk was another outfit, thoughtfully provided by Dorian.
It was also black leather and seemingly just as heavy. It was if this man wanted to bear the weight.
The weight of what? Guilt?
Soolin knew that one of the strangers had not survived the ordeal on that planetoid. Her name was Cally; the Auron; a telepath.
Was this why this man chose to wear such heavy garments? Did he want to remember, perhaps subconsciously, everything that had happened; everything that he had caused to happen?
She wondered about his life; about him.
And then she heard it.
Crying.
But just as suddenly, it stopped.
Perhaps it was the sound of the water playing tricks with her hearing.
She wasn’t going to stay and try to explain her presence to this stranger; this man with the weight of the Galaxy upon his shoulders.
She replaced the cartridge, just as Dorian had instructed, and then retraced her steps.
Taking one last look at the clothes neatly folded, yet cast aside, she stepped out of his quarters and hurriedly made her way back to Dorian.
He would be pleased that she had been successful.
But why did she still feel unhappy; ill at ease even.
Something troubled her about this man.
In fact, this whole enterprise engineered by Dorian troubled her.
Why?
She would get her answers soon.
One way or another, she would know the truth.
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
Hugbot
After reading your 'preface' I thought I would be treated to a not quite PG compliant story about Avon's clothes and Soolin watching him bathing. Instead I was treated to another deep insight into Soolin and Avon. It is fascinating how much you can say just a few words and how much you can tell about Avon while he is not even present in the story!
Not to forget the lovely portrait of Soolin! (I bet someone Pfft here on the board would love to own the original drawing ...)
 
Anniew
Oh Little Sue/Lurena. Lovely story. Welling up a bit!
Just because I can't sing doesn't mean I won't.
 
littlesue
Hugbot wrote:

After reading your 'preface' I thought I would be treated to a not quite PG compliant story about Avon's clothes and Soolin watching him bathing. Instead I was treated to another deep insight into Soolin and Avon. It is fascinating how much you can say just a few words and how much you can tell about Avon while he is not even present in the story!
Not to forget the lovely portrait of Soolin! (I bet someone Pfft here on the board would love to own the original drawing ...)


I'm sure Lurena would be more than happy to send a copy to that certain someone Pfft

That gorgeous picture popped up in my inbox this morning. I never know what Lurena is going to draw, but the strange thing is, it is usually something along the lines that I have been thinking of.
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
BradPaula
Lurena, the drawing of Soolin is perfect- you really captured her. Littlesue and Lurena- the story was very thought provoking and as Hugbot said, you said a lot in few words. Bravo the both of you. Loving this thread!
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
Lurena
Thank you Hugbot, Anniew and Paula!
And yes, I will be more than happy to please a fellow fan by sending artwork.
All one has to do is ask!

That gorgeous picture popped up in my inbox this morning. I never know what Lurena is going to draw, but the strange thing is, it is usually something along the lines that I have been thinking of.


Cool isn't it?
Perhaps a bit of the Auronar trait my Far East Asian people seem to have?
It often occurs with our texts too and works fine for me.

@Peladon, thank you for your Carnell story. I always wished the Carnell character to return somehow. I'm pleased you had him in mind.

@ Travisina, good Jenna (but also Liberator) centered story. True, when one has to wait, standing in an endless queue, one's mind starts to sample and connect facts and memories. Finally when you arrive at the desk the process continues. Never mind, all clerks look the same ...
I hope, one day, you will write a ficlet about Jenna meeting Liberator again. I am as curious as you seem to be. Will they connect again?

@ Anniew, oh oh that specific interaction! Well done. Thank you!
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Dear contributors, again and again I enjoy all of your amazing stories!
It's getting near August. What will that month bring?
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
 
http://lectorisalutem.webs.com/
littlesue
Yes, thank you every one for your kind comments.
It should be interesting what August brings, especially as Lurena is off to Crete in August for a few weeks, (work, not holiday) and she tells me that the internet at the hotel complex is even more unreliable than her Dutch one!
And Hugbot...tut tut. I've just reread your comment about the preface.
Detailing that cut scene has never ever entered my head; nor Lurena's, nor Meegat's, nor PC's, or Anniew's.....................Grin
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
Ellen York
Coming in just under the wire, as usual. Hugbot, I hope you will forgive me taking inspiration from one of your stories Grin


“All people should be free and independent.”
The emphatic tone of the statement was a sign that Blake was starting in on another motivational speech. Gan fixed a look of mild interest on his face and let his thoughts wander. It was a skill he had perfected growing up with three talkative sisters. The girls had never caught on, and hopefully Blake wouldn't either.
The Federation ruled by fear, and that was wrong. But could people be completely independent, even in a democratic society (another of Blake's favorite lecture topics). Everyone was part of something.
Gan had grown up in a large, boisterous, close-knit family. His Marie had been a little intimidated at first, she was an only child, but she soon fit in as if she had been born to it. They had looked forward to starting a family of their own, but that dream had died with Marie. Best not to think too much about the past. He had found purpose and a sense of belonging here on the Liberator, and even a sort of family, if a slightly dysfunctional one.
Gan smothered a chuckle as Avon's sarcastic criticism interrupted Blake's earnest lecture. Starting a quarrel was one way to end the speech, though Gan wasn't convinced the argument sure to follow was actually an improvement. Now would be a good time to offer to go make tea.
 
Anniew
Oh Ellen that's lovely. Perfectlly Gan and perfectly implied Blake and Avon. It made me realise how much the crew lost when they lost Gan - not just the sense of security but the one who made them a family. His need for them was the glue that held them together. Brilliant. I especially loved the way you have him simply putting aside his grief, 'best not to think about it' . So stoically brave. Not like Avon kind of demanding the universe make up to him for his loss. The bit about his sisters made me smile as well. A great start to the day.
Just because I can't sing doesn't mean I won't.
 
Lurena
What a lovely contribution Ellen!
You captured the characters so well. The balance well made with the humoristic mentioning of the three sisters.
And I have a soft spot for Gan, I love to write for him too.
Blake's 7 missed a chance by writing Gan out like Anniew says.
Thank you!
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
 
http://lectorisalutem.webs.com/
Ellen York
Annie and Lurena, thank you for your kind comments. Glad the story worked for you. I've always had a soft spot for Gan, and he usually gets overshadowed by the more flamboyant personalities.
 
littlesue
There were always some lovely exchanges between Gan and Avon:

From Time Squad:
Avon: A blow for freedom.
Olag Gan: Yes, our freedom. For a clever man you're not very bright. Deaf, dumb and blind how are they going to catch us?
Kerr Avon: I'm sure Blake will manage it somehow.

From The Web
Avon to Gan: It starts at the beginning and it works its way through. It's slow. You should appreciate that problem.

He was so loyal and you have captured him perfectly in your story...I may have to go and have a rewatch of Pressure Point now...No: too sad.
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


sues stories http://sjlittle.w...
sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
rebel run video http://www.youtub...prqS-XZtLo
Lara and Sue's Stories http://lectorisal....webs.com/
 
Anniew
And Hugbot...tut tut. I've just reread your comment about the preface.
Detailing that cut scene has never ever entered my head; nor Lurena's, nor Meegat's, nor PC's, or Anniew's.....................Grin


Oh Little Sue. How often have I thought about it! I've just never allowed myself to put those naughty thoughts on paper!
Just because I can't sing doesn't mean I won't.
 
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