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Special Request

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:48 am
by pablohunny
I don't know if the plan is that as soon as Mark is safely back with his team that the story will end, but I'd really like to "hear" his first conversation with his family. That's all :)

-A-

Re: Special Request

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:29 pm
by Andy
Well, we've never seen his family before. So it would be kind of weird to introduce them now.

Re: Special Request

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:47 am
by pablohunny
awww :( I was afraid of that. Oh, well.

I'll try and think of something else to badger you with :)

-A-

Re: Special Request

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:10 pm
by Olli
maybe he's been alienated from them and this changes when he comes back, because they all realize they might never have talked again...aw...too cheesy.

Maybe he avoided talking about them, because it's difficult for him, being so far away, so he tries not to think about them....

OR he was picked because he was an orphan, having no attachments at all...though this doesn't make sense, because Vogel has wife and kids...but then maybe they couldn't find an orphan with Vogel's qualifications.

uuuh...

Re: Special Request

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:37 pm
by Andy
Heh. Well, there is specific mention of his parents in a way earlier chapter. Venkat says he's headed out to talk to Watney's parents before the news story that he's still alive breaks on the networks. But that's the only mention of them.

Re: Special Request

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:19 pm
by Olli
ha. so we HAVE seen them before.

maybe a flashback would be feasible...

when (if) mark whatney lands on earth, all atrophied and allergic to potatoes...he steps out of wherever he is at, sees his parents and BANG flashback to the talk venkat had with them.

though I might have spoiled that one. anyway, whatever you write, I'm sure we'll be pleased. :D

Re: Special Request

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:27 am
by pablohunny
Actually Olli - I was intrigued by what his relationship with his parents was like. I mean, we've seen his approach to authority, and his relationships with his adopted family/ crewmates. I would just love to know how he was with them.

However, I'll settle instead for a description of Mark's reaction to the "vast" range of foods that the astronauts have available to them :)

-A-

Re: Special Request

PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:56 am
by ericvschultz
Mark also asked Martinez to go see his parents (in the Rich Purnell Maneuver chapter);

If I die, I need you to check on my parents. They'll want to hear about our time on Mars first-hand. I'll need you to do that.

It won't be easy talking to a couple about their dead son. It's a lot to ask; that's why I'm asking you. I'd tell you you're my best friend and stuff, but it would be gay.


Eric