This was great - creeping uneasiness, well thought-out and well written. A piece to be proud of!
Author's Response: Thank you very much!
I was enthralled by this. So well done ... so *intelligently* well done. Wonderful job. I love the insight and the way you constructed it so carefully. Thank you for giving me such a good read!
Author's Response: Thanks. I\'m glad the structure held up. This is one of the pieces that came fast, and I\'m never sure about those.
We are the Ood; the Ood is me.
This makes me think of some of the best dystopian sci fi. I love this story to bits.
Author's Response: Thank you. I don\'t think I\'m the Ood; the best I can hope is to be one of those \'Ood-rights nuts\'.
I shall go order my Ood Lib tshirt immediately.
More seriously, this is what I like about science fiction. It is such an excellent tool for examining ideas by pushing them farther than mundanely possible. You have made fine use of it in looking at the Ood. *applause*
Author's Response: Thank you. I\'m really glad the story said something.
This is clever and inventive. No, it's more than clever, it's intelligent, and the product of some creative thought. You've considered the Ood and developed an excellent conceit here, you've written it in a framework that takes the reader into what might have been the reality of this situation (far beyond the one planet we see in the episodes) - and you've jumped deliberately onto a ship that scares most theologians; the one that sails to the devil, in order to see more truly what the devil is. And then you scare them even more by deciding that a devil may not necessarily be evil, or that evil isn't quite what we thought it was.
This is also extremely sad, courtesy of the last couple of paragraphs. Excellent, excellent, excellent!
Author's Response: Thank you. The Devil as just the Devil seemed too simple, considering what he said in the Satan Pit. It hinted at something more interesting. Couple that with an actual slave revolt, and it really opens up whole new angles on the picture.
Creepy, disturbing, and incredibly well done. The truth here will stick with me for a long time.
*off to rewatch those episodes*
Author's Response: Thanks. I was kind of glad I got an idea; I didn\'t feel good leaving the Ood where canon did.