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Sub-editing 'Orphan Black'

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SashaQ - happysad

Hi <BB<

It is my pleasure to Sub-edit 'Orphan Black'. The new version is A87943945 - please subscribe smiley - ok

I enjoyed reading this again smiley - biggrin Just one question - what does 'love-interest' mean here? Cosima had unrequited love for Delphine?

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Sub-editing 'Orphan Black'

Post 2

Bluebottle

Thanks for subbing this one. I still reckon this is an exceptional television series, you know. How many telly dramas can you name in which the lead actor plays all the main roles? Me, I can't name any – with one exception. This is the exception and therefore it is clearly exceptional.

Ah – the Cosima/Delphine question. What indeed does 'love-interest' mean for them? Well, it is a complicated on/off relationship. While Cosima and Delphine have and enjoy a full, intense, physical attraction and Cosima is the series' most honest and open characters and clearly head over heels in love with Delphine, it is uncertain whether or not Delphine was one of Them, possibly/probably monitoring and/or manipulating Cosima. So can Cosima trust her? Sometimes it seems that Delphine is protecting her, sometimes it seems she is betraying her – she's certainly always keeping secrets from her. And that's the way the relationship is throughout the series – which might well be why there's so much fan fiction about their relationship (that and possibly also Delphine's French accent). I've avoided describing Delphine as Cosima's 'partner' as 'partner' implies a degree of shared, mutual trust and collaboration that isn't there. You're never sure where Cosima stands or what side she's on.

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SashaQ - happysad

Yes, 'exceptional' does make sense in that sense, but it is difficult in an introduction to explain what it is an exception to - 'innovative' is a good word smiley - ok I have just had a go at adding a few more words back into the introduction, though, so it is still demonstrably factual but hopefully reads more smoothly - see what you think.

Yes, 'partner' wouldn't be the right word for the relationship. 'On-off girlfriend' is a possibility, maybe? but I see what you mean by 'love-interest' now smiley - ok


Sub-editing 'Orphan Black'

Post 4

Bluebottle

Yep, that looks good to me. smiley - biggrin

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Post 5

SashaQ - happysad

smiley - biggrin

One more question - Ari Millen plays Mark Rollins etc - does that mean Ari Millen plays a number of characters as well, one of which is called Mark Rollins?

Apart from that, the Entry is ready for you to check and let me know if there is anything else that you would like before it goes to the next stage smiley - ok


Sub-editing 'Orphan Black'

Post 6

Bluebottle

smiley - shhhOne of the plot twists in later series is that Sarah and her sestras aren't the only clones! smiley - yikes Two rival groups were involved, with Project Leda involved in creating female clones implanted in various civilians worldwide while Project Castor created male clones smiley - cdouble, all-but-one of whom were raised together by the military. And these clones were played by Ari Millen. To mention that in the entry would be a major plot spoiler, yet I don't want to deny the credit that Ari Millen deserves, so I compromised with an 'etc'.
Ari Millen is in far fewer episodes than the series' main actors and his performance is not as nuanced as Maslany's, but this was partly through design. As the programme explores nature v nurture and all the Castor clones were raised in the same barracks, fed the same meals and given the same orders from birth there are fewer differences between them than the sestras. Also they are genetically defective and die off; what implications do their deaths raise for Sarah and her sestras – are they also affected by this deadly, debilitating disease?

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Post 7

SashaQ - happysad

So 'etc' says what it sounds like it says - good smiley - ok Just checking smiley - ok


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Post 8

Bluebottle

And yes - good to go, so press the button!

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SashaQ - happysad

smiley - ok


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