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Date: 25 August 2017 01:05 pm (UTC)
elisi: (Stepping Sideways)
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“And if I did go the whole way, I would just end up murdering my cabinet like dad did. Probably not on the first day, but I’d get there. Please - don’t ever suggest that again.”
No outrage at the humans? Or just taking their despicableness as read? ;) And the quote is more about bureaucracy than people being impossible, but yes, he was definitely correct in his initial assessment.

Yes, that’s clearly what he thinks, and what he’s trying to do. Probably not accurate from her point of view.
She is even more scared, but tbh I blame those who sent her.

He’ll remember it later. Poor lad.
Yeah, the girl unwittingly hits all kinds of sore points.

No, but I always took you where you needed to go.” He needed to learn this.
There are multiple lessons. And he was always aware that forcing people didn't work (which is why he never wanted an empire), but there are particular issues here (and later) that are important.

- As someone who is an engineer instead of a dancer, in a world that needs people to be more instinctive dancers, not more thorough engineers, I have a lot of sympathy for the first part of this sentiment.
Yeah, this. He just wants to do something specific, and FIX things. But it's a lot more complicated...

He is so completely not stupid. Not wise yet either, but you can see him getting there.
Still young in the ways of the world, and this is a whole new area.

Okay, didn’t really follow the Sherwood section, but it was certainly vivid. And obviously the Time Lords would distribute stupidly powerful weapons before what they were afraid might be their final departure. Like dynamiting bridges behind the retreating army...
Well it WAS a dream... Wondered if we could maybe fool any of our readers into thinking it was real. ;) And yes, the Time Lords were good at that.

both valid points…
They are such a great double act.

Has this ever worked, in human history, on this short a time scale?
I very much doubt it. But again, this is where he thinks that he should be able to do it more quickly, because he's that much more brilliant...

I still don’t get why the Seeker didn’t just take the humans away shortly after he arrived. Aside from the fact that he wanted to run the experiment.
Well, that would have been his preferred choice. But a) the humans didn't want to leave and b) Roda felt guilty for failing to save them. Plus, in that case it would just have been The Shadow Proclamation taking over wholesale.

“Answer me this. Just one question, that's all. If the Doctor had never visited us, if he'd never chosen this place on a whim, would anybody here have died?
Well, he's not killing anyone. The humans enslaved the Crinitus, and he's stopped that. The issue was Roda arriving too late (which she beats herself up over), but it's a lack of prevention, not bringing problems with them.

The other thing, which is only hinted at, is that the Seeker is using but a fraction of the powers he has. It would be the simplest thing in the world for him to create something like the Archangel network, or to otherwise coerce the humans (and Crinitus) alike. But he doesn't. He has taken the hard road, and it's proving even more difficult than he anticipated. Of course, he doesn't WANT to coerce people. Hence A Good Day, and the joy of finding a way where he is the hero and people will welcome him, which this is the opposite of.

Hmm. No idea how the humans could knock out the Toclafane, but no, this doesn’t look good, does it?
No, no it doesn't! :)

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