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May. 29th, 2007

Just had another story idea which I just had to clatter down while I was walking home from work today (that is, I had the idea on my way home from work, didn't type it then). Iios doesn't like this idea either, but for once not because I'm doing something horribly mean to HIM but because, well, I'm kinda "99% killing Eri". :P (This is a bit of a rehash of my original story from 2004, but reworked.) She's grievously injured in some kind of industrial accident, and put into suspended animation as it's the only way to "save" her, but she's too far gone to actually be able to save (in the traditional sense) as the second she comes out of suspension she'll go into some kind of systemic collapse and die. Soo... Yeah. Sei is trying to get his brother to be pragmatic about it and let her pass away peacefully, but Iios (being the stubborn git that he is) is unwilling to simply stand back and watch her die without at least trying to save her life. The only solution is a bit of an awkward one, since it involves some things of a fairly "ethically dubious" nature - at least, things that make everyone stop and ask themselves "do we have the right to do this to her without her consent? Maybe she wouldn't want this, maybe she would rather be allowed to pass on in peace to some other plane. of existence". Anyway. Yeah, it's just scraps for now. Probably won't go anywhere but eh, if I don't write the notes down I'll go insanely crazy.

Finally properly met one of my neighbours tonight; she's a radiographer at the private hospital down the road from where I work. :) I went over hers for drinks and a chat, and we discussed pain-in-the-ass-patients and annoying consultants and other hospital-related funstuff. Yay! So she's cool.

And lastly, I'm on call tomorrow. I don't want to be. :( Not only because it's a wednesday, and that's one of my few days for meeting peoples on the intarnets, but because I'm the "boss" of the oncology pharmacy this week (because it's half term and the principal pharmacist has somehow finangled the week off) and I'm ALREADY cacking myself. :P I don't want to have to lock up up there and then go down to the dispensary to find all the shit that's left over from the day. :( Oh well. I just don't like being boss of oncology OR on-calls, I think that's essentially it. Too much responsibility, and I've not had as much training as I'd like. :( Anyway. Oh well.

Anyway, bed for me! *snores*


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May. 30th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
I don't think I could ever kill off one of my characters...
May. 30th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
...hm, didn't you do that a little while ago with Danji? ;) Anyway, I didn't say she was DEAD dead... ;)
May. 30th, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
He's still the same guy, though, just not as an integral part of the true, full me as I once represented himself as.
Jun. 1st, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
So, here's the question: Are you "kiling" Eri because it relates to the plot, because you don't need the character anymore, because her "death" is a vital point in the development of another character (Iios, most likely), because you want to (or already do) know how your audience will react, or because you want to see if you can? I.e, if you're just "killing" her off for the sake of having her die, that's probably a bad reason...

This is speaking as someone who intends to kill off half of his own characters at some point. But that may not be relevant.
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