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there are three acceptable options for adapting Mission Critical (or Parhelion) into a show/movie:

1. a very stripped-down, evocative version that jettisons pretty much all of the worldbuilding to be a haunting meditation on the central themes (like the movie of Under the Skin)

2. A SyFy Original Series, absolutely faithful, with a budget of negative ten dollars

3. Anime

I hope to eventually dig down into how the social model of disability works with living on the Moon

*Everyone* has a sleep disorder and problems with muscular atrophy, but they're well-known Things with plenty of cultural support and leeway, so they're not really thought of as "disabilities"

archiveofourown.org/works/2334

This chapter is getting quite long and complex, so I’ve made the executive decision to post it in parts. (Not splitting it into multiple chapters, just posting it one narrative chunk at a time, because the loop of getting feedback on it is very good for my brain and will hopefully encourage me to work on the rest more efficiently.)

In this first installment, we meet The Moon Hippies And Their Discontents.

Read from the beginning here: archiveofourown.org/works/2334

archiveofourown.org/works/2334

This chapter is getting quite long and complex, so I’ve made the executive decision to post it in parts. (Not splitting it into multiple chapters, just posting it one narrative chunk at a time, because the loop of getting feedback on it is very good for my brain and will hopefully encourage me to work on the rest more efficiently.)

In this first installment, we meet The Moon Hippies And Their Discontents.

Read from the beginning here: archiveofourown.org/works/2334

archiveofourown.org/works/2334

A new chapter of Mission Critical! It’s a Doozy, triple the usual chapter length up to now, with six subsections. Chapter-count-wise, it’s the center of the story. A lot of Big Thematic Threads have now clicked into place, so if you’d like to start reading, now’s the perfect time!

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(3/3)

Four astronauts and an Embodied Holographic Metaphor have arrived on Malang to study and live on it for three local years, then give a verdict on whether or not it should host human civilization. Yet they find some things that don’t add up...

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(2/3)

The Moon and Mars both hold permanent settlements, but there is a lingering fear that all of humanity’s eggs are in one precarious basket. The search for habitable exoplanets has yielded Malang, just six light-years away, and potentially able to host humanity with minimal alteration.

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The background/pitch: (1/3)

In the early 2400s, Earth is recovering from a series of wars and environmental disasters under the supervision of the ERA (Engineering a Responsible Anthropocene), the successor to the UN. Space elevators have been built in Gabon, Borneo, and Colombia, turning Lagos, Kuala Lumpur, and Bogotá into the biggest cities in the world. The Americas have become a coalition of Indigenous nations and rural communities. Korea has reunified, though deep scars still linger.

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archiveofourown.org/works/2334

A new chapter of Mission Critical! It’s a Doozy, triple the usual chapter length up to now, with six subsections. Chapter-count-wise, it’s the center of the story. A lot of Big Thematic Threads have now clicked into place, so if you’d like to start reading, now’s the perfect time!

archiveofourown.org/works/2334

If you’ve enjoyed it so far, please consider boosting or telling a friend!

archiveofourown.org/works/2334

New chapter of Mission Critical! The crew banters, commits crimes against food and semantics, accuses each other of being furries, and finds something very alarming.

Read from the start here: archiveofourown.org/works/2334

archiveofourown.org/works/2334

New chapter of Mission Critical! The crew banters, commits crimes against food and semantics, accuses each other of being furries, and finds something very alarming.

Read from the start here: archiveofourown.org/works/2334

Spoilers for this chapter 

I love how a space elevator and a moose serve similar thematic roles

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I have some fun ideas for Alexandria’s chapter, pivoting from “comic relief” to “wow, a fictional being/corporate mascot becoming a real, morally-relevant person is pretty philosophically fucked-up, innit”

A new chapter of Mission Critical is here! The crew ventures outside, shenanigans ensue, a semantic Apple of Discord is dispatched.

archiveofourown.org/works/2334

Read from the start here: archiveofourown.org/works/2334

I got Sketchbook up and running on this borrowed computer! I hope to make these kinds of posters for every flashback chapter.

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