19. "RE: he is without doubt, my favorite character in the books AND series. " In response to In response to 17 Mon Jan-11-21 02:45 AM by Backbone
>if you get a chance The Churn is the novella with his >backstory. it's not required but it kinda fleshes out his >character development. but he was abused when he was >powerless. did whatever to survive. knows he doesn't have a >fully functional moral compass, and therefore gravitates >toward people who do (who become the objects of his trust and >loyalty, as you note).
I've got a huge backlog of books piling up around me, so I doubt I'll get around to it, but your summary of his character development fits very well with what I've seen onscreen. Thanks for saving me the time, I guess!
>yep. clarissa mao. sister of julie mao (who is the tragic >figure / first contact of the proto molecule, and core of the >protomolecule's human persona when the asteroid eros became >self aware and steered itself to venus. before creating the >ring gates). clarissa was / is nuts. the 'good girl' to her >rebellious sister, striving for daddy's affection >(jules-pierre mao who is the kajillionaire who financed the >whole protomolecule shit and intrigue that almost killed hte >solar system the first time). she got the implants to go get >revenge on holden an nem.
Yeah, I only remembered her sabotaging stuff. Probably watched that season in a haze of weed, lol.
>i kinda liked it. the blurry shit (as opposed to a slow >motion) gave you a sense of the high intensity + short >duration action of her mods. amos was like, 'is it always like >this afterward' (when she was vomiting and weak and damn near >passed out). and when she says yes, he comments, "shitty >design". and she responds that she wasn't really thinking long >term when she did it. > >i really enjoyed the short, near future fiction discourse on >the implications of body modification from the last couple of >eps.
Yeah I didn't mind that it was over fast, or that they didn't show the action itself too much, just the visual & sound effects themselves came across as a little corny. I think it could've been done better. Like hearing a few snowy footsteps offscreen and dude getting swept off his feet in a flash. Cut to Amos standing there with a dumb look on his face and her collapsing on top of prepper guy's body. Or something, I don't know. I really do like that the implants have a high cost associated with their use, helps to make it feel realistic instead of turning her into some kind of superhero.
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