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This document is part of the Ocean Girl Archive — Last update: 2010-01-16 — sourcemeta

Source: 1, DeviantART
Author:Judith “Stormdance” Kenyon
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Final notes

Why I went to all the trouble… season 4 just felt wrong. The characters’ reactions just felt off—Jason wasn’t mad enough when Praxis nearly killed his girlfriend, Ellie and Shersheba both went from really bad to not-so-bad way too quickly, and Shalamorn was supposed to be an all-loving, all-wise queen, but if you read what she actually says, she’s awful! “Do not question, obey.”?! Good freakin’ grief! And the real kicker was Shersheba’s “perhaps she talks to fish also” line.

Honestly, I’m not sure I improved on the show all that much. Ocean Girl doesn’t really lend itself to the written word—it’s hard to feel the emotions without the music and sights, but on the other hand I don’t have to stay within a budget re:the sets and special effects! How well I did… that’s up to you the reader to decide. I can only boast that I did my best, and managed to post a chapter a week, without any delays!

And for anyone who recognized “Agent Cooper,” yes that is a not-so-secret Torchwood reference. When I saw this season again a few months ago I realized Shelby = Jack Harkness, if Jack were a total… namby pamby mama’s boy! I laughed loud enough to scare the cat. Still can hardly look at Shelby without snickering. He is such a wannabe! I was terribly tempted to have Jack swanning around Orca and flirting with Winston—but that would have taken this story into the realms of crossover fanfic and out of the realm of serious novelization.

Special thanks to: Savant, who gave season four to the world. This book was written from his tape and his scripts, and I couldn’t have done it without both of those.

Alana, for ideas, long talks, and for being the only person who commented. I don’t think I’d have finished this with nobody reading it.

And last and most, thanks to the creators of Neri—the writers, directors, and of course Marzena Godecki who loaned her beautiful face to the role. The spirit of Neri gave something to my life—enriched it or some word like that. My fanworks are my way of saying thanks, since I can’t make cookies for people on the other side of the world, much less a fictional character!

Novelization completed May 2008, by Judith Kenyon cupcakedoll@gmail.com