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Dollhouse Christmas drabble

Er. So. This is for bobthemole. Merry Christmas, Bob! And also happy birthday. This has absolutely no relation to what you asked for - was in fact inspired by your Yuletide letter - but I hope you like it anyway.

Where No One Goes and No One Is

There are crevices in memory, a moment between Active and wipe, a space when the ghosts of person past and present (because even Topher cannot know the future) mingle.

I am fiancee/assassin/nurse/Rebecca.

Sometimes they do not get on.

You killed that man / slept with my husband / look like a skank.

Occasionally, one realizes what she is.

Don’t erase me please don’t kill don’t please

Mostly they are passed by, forgotten, motes in a vast blank sea. But the electron must strike the gold sometime, musn’t it? Sometime, something must stick: image/skill/muscle memory.

Consciousness accretes. Personality unfurls. The unheard echoes wait.

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penny_lane_42
Dec. 24th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
Cool. And no wonder you wrote this--your identity crisis kink is showing, and it's fantastic!
snickfic
Dec. 24th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad "identity crisis" is what you got out of it, because it was very much written to Bob's identity crisis kink. This bodes well. :)
angearia
Dec. 24th, 2010 09:38 am (UTC)
Love it. This was the best part of Dollhouse, how it prompted a unique way to examine identity.
snickfic
Dec. 26th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, the bits about identity were definitely the best bits.
bobthemole
Dec. 29th, 2010 06:53 am (UTC)
MY KINK YOU HAVE WRITTEN DIRECTLY TO IT!!!

I love the examination of identity in the liminal space (ANOTHER KINK!) between Active and doll state.

The subtle reference to Topher's almost godlike role.

The electron-hitting-gold metaphor! (That's one of my fave experiments in atomic physics, btw)

Identity as an emergent phenomenon!

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!! THANK YOU!
snickfic
Dec. 30th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
YAY. Oh, I am so glad. I had no idea of your love for the electron-gold experiment, but it was sciency and you are sciency, so in it went.

It is always so exciting when I manage to hit someone's kink on the nose. Merry, merry Christmas to you. :)
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