I don't think anyone saw that coming. I know I didn't.
Dr Pepper wrote:
So-- the alignment of goals between the cabals is parted. Roll the tumbleweed.
It was an expected, on the forums, turn of events. Meaning, other forumites than me foresaw that the GMtTA (or just the Thinkas) will keep Parson safe by preventing access to Spacerock. I was happy to assume that Janis will delay Parson, just for a short while, with dr. Morgan's tea.
As to who exactly predicted that. Well, I forget the exact stance, but Infidel
was arguing with someone else on this exact topic, for example.
Cool, someone remembered:) I hate to plug myself, well maybe not. Sometimes everyone is caught off guard.
Yea! Nearly everyone was going on about how Parson's run through MK would be uneventful, any deviation would be bad writing was one argument. I argued that there was room for misunderstanding of Maggie's message, and the consensus was that of course there couldn't be confusion since HE wrote the code, how could he misunderstand his own code? I also argued that there were good storytelling reasons to delay Parson, should Rob follow that path. And I really hate the bad writing argument. Creating tension is a standard writing technique, and people forget that the end reader is reading this all at once, not in one page bites once every week or two
So while a delay might make US groan with agony, a book reader might get all tense in anticipation.