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So, everyone else is weighing in on this, and while I don't have a whole lot of connection to Milliways anymore, I know there are still characters/players there who used to be very involved with me and mine.

Personally, I'd find it bizarre in the extreme to see another Caspian, Jack Twist, or Anne Shirley.  They are far and away the characters I played most and was most involved with. My characters are largely retired-by-default since I haven't played there in so long, so theoretically I could move pretty much any of them over.  Still, I can't see myself dropping back into the whirlpool that is Milliways with the same characters, although the chance to bring back Caspian from a retirement I never really wanted to push him into, or an alternate version...ahaha.  That is tempting.

I guess this is really just me looking at this and saying....now that's interesting.    If any of y'all who were closely involved with my characters have an opinion, I'd be happy to hear it.

Date: 2012-01-13 08:44 pm (UTC)
wanderlustlover: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wanderlustlover
So. Caspian. Really? Or just mini temptation of thought?

Date: 2012-01-13 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alemara.livejournal.com
You know, I hadn't really been thinking about it, because I loved him SO MUCH at Milliways and he never seemed to fit in any other game in the same way, but with Milliways getting a reboot...I mean, yeah. I would be really tempted. I love Caspian, I loved playing him, and I never wanted to retire him.

I'm a little wary of jumping into Milliways waters, though, and of course, Caspian as a character doesn't just belong to me, any more. It will probably have a lot to do with whether Georgia brings Amy and from when and whether Amy's history gets re-written, because having a new Caspian there with a brand-new history would be really rough on poor Amy. And then, would it be a new Caspian, or the same one who just...didn't go with the others?

(Which was something Aspen and I played with in defy_ka and was kind of awesome, not gonna lie.)

But, looking at it sideways...yeah. You know, it's a shiny, happy thought, the possibility of him back.

(Also, MARIAN.)

Date: 2012-01-14 04:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wanderlustlover




.....I keep rereading this, and all it makes me want to do is go find the thread where Will has to pull Marian out of the lake, after they leave, for whatever reason it was. When she's stopped being all stuff upper lip aka at least I'm smiling for him.

Oh. Oh. And the Robin one right after. >_> Must find.

Date: 2012-01-14 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alemara.livejournal.com
Those threads are both so good! Poor Marian was breaking my heart.

Date: 2012-01-14 05:27 am (UTC)
wanderlustlover: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wanderlustlover
Stole My Brains: One Two Three


Then, after Merlin and Caspian were both gone, Marian made no more friends of the same depth and caliber. She has people she loves and cherishes quite a lot, but I think it put some small, quiet, walls (she avoids acknowledging are there) up in there, too.

How can that really be from so long ago.


And now there are all these random sudden possibilities.
And it's been so long since I gave her so much attention myself.
Edited Date: 2012-01-14 05:28 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-01-13 09:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] muji
I'm okay with any particular version of Jack coming back. That being said, if a Jack came back that didn't know Sallie, repercussions of epic old-lady sadface-ing will ensue.

Y'know what I mean? -- I never want to tell people that "NO THIS WILL RUIN MY SHIT IF YOU DO THIS", but it's helpful to know that B would happen if A happened first. Sad things make for good plot too!

Date: 2012-01-13 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alemara.livejournal.com
Jack and Sallie were always love!

My one regret with Jack in Milliways was slamming him through canon like we did. It was a great time, for sure, but it all sort of fell apart after he got to the end of his canon and came back as younger ghost!Jack. If he were to come back, it's possible I'd bring him from a different spot in his personal timeline, post his first entry into Milliways, so he'd at least know some folks (ie. Sallie, aka THE MAKER OF THE PIE).

Of course, pretty much any version of Jack would adore Sallie, so even if he didn't know her, I somehow doubt it would take them long to get reacquainted.

Aside from Ennis, Sallie and the other Firefly folks are probably the people Jack was most involved with, so I'd definitely want to chat about the possibilities, were he to show up again!
Edited Date: 2012-01-13 09:44 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-01-13 09:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lunamystic
I know a certain knight who would love to see Caspian around again. :)

Date: 2012-01-13 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alemara.livejournal.com
Noted! Are you bringing her with all her 'Ways background?

Date: 2012-01-13 10:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lunamystic
I am. For now. Part of me wants to keep the option of rebooting her open for the future, following the completion of certain plots, so I could play her from earlier in canon. So tempting!

Date: 2012-01-14 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alemara.livejournal.com
Yeah, I'm for sure feeling really tempted! I mean, if I did bring him back, there are SO many possibilities. Pre-Dawn Treader Caspian, post-Dawn Treader but not yet old Caspian, his 'Ways entry point, and then of course keeping 'Ways Caspian but retconning his retirement (or other bits of history). Hmmm!

Date: 2012-01-14 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthrami.livejournal.com
I wish I had an opinion. But I don't know wtf to do, either. :-/

Date: 2012-01-14 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alemara.livejournal.com
It raises a lot of questions I haven't bothered to think about for a really long time!

Date: 2012-01-14 04:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] winding_path
I was actually the one who renewed the retirement on Caspian the last time around, so . . . I'm honestly not sure how that complicates things, if at all.

I have actually begun to play with the idea of getting Amy back in, but she'd be coming from her same time line, where she and Perry now have four (four) children, one of whom is named for Caspian. So I guess my feeling is . . . magically back from retirement could be very very awesome, rebooted less so (especially if he came back as Ben Barnes, which would just be confusing *g*). He's just such a part of Amy's story that unless I were 100% sure I was done with her (and I'm not sure I ever could be), a rebooted or AU Caspian would make me . . . nervous.

We can definitely talk, e-mail, bounce ideas around if it would help!

Date: 2012-01-14 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alemara.livejournal.com
I think emails and talking and bouncing around of ideas would be great. I have no desire to play Ben Barnes!Caspian, fortunately ;) Pretty as he is, he's just not my Caspian.

He has so much history that I would be very very hesitant to just wipe it all away and reboot him entirely, but there would have to be some changes, like...there's no way he would have stayed behind if Lucy left, once they were together (which, as I'm sure you recall, was the main problem before :/). So, yes. I can't imagine having a Caspian and and Amy who weren't, you know, Caspian and Amy, though the details could get tricky.

Nice to know you think it could be good to have him back, though *higs*

Date: 2012-01-14 04:35 am (UTC)
winding_path: (Kate Beckinsale -- Content (Emma))
From: [personal profile] winding_path
Yeah. There's also the fact that his leaving has played a role in shaping who Amy is now, so I'm not sure it works to say "oh, he just never left," you know?

Hmmmmmmmmm.

Clearly there is much to think about.

And talk about. :)

Date: 2012-01-14 04:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vivien
I don't think I want to keep Susan Pevensie as a retired character. I think I will move her journal over, but I'll save her for panfandomsandbox.

I thoroughly approve of you rebooting Caspian if you want!!!

Date: 2012-01-14 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] surexit.livejournal.com
This is totally tangential, but I haven't thought about Milliways for years, and I never officially retired Mercutio and I don't think anyone else did ever, so I've just checked and I think he's totally available for anyone to app. Which makes me feel a bit weird. Not in any kind of sense that I'm actually going to do anything about it, I'm out of Milliways and not ever wanting to go back, buuuut. Mercutio. ;___;

Date: 2012-01-14 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alemara.livejournal.com
I totally know the feeling! I'm still so possessive of my pups.

Date: 2012-01-14 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] surexit.livejournal.com
I'd kind of just like anyone who ever apps him to know that there was a Mercutio before, you know?

BUT OH WELL. He was great, I should do something with him someday. (You know who else was great? Caspian was great. ♥)

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