[Update: Oct 24 2014] STM 205(B) is almost 70% done. But I have several busy weeks ahead, so the completion is still likely to be late-Nov or Dec 2014.
Since it’s a direct continuation of STM 205(A), it’s quite clear that the episode will focus mainly on the investigation. Ms Monty will also be returning, after her silence during this story arc. Time in the STM Universe may pass differently from time in the Watcher World.
But in STM, Kent’s resemblance to Vidcund is more pronounced, both in terms of physical appearance and in social status.
To top it off, their direct supervisors are also their doubles, as they have first names that rhyme with theirs (Duncan Xu & Trent Ivanov), possible because I am more used to refer to these cars (oops, I mean “guys”) by their last names alone. This extra doubling is another reason (besides the idea that they are both naturalized into their adopted culture) why I chose not to make the Two Men go by standard Chinese or Russian first names.
But in STM, Bianca’s double is Erin Beaker, another intelligent and strong woman with a reasonably close relationship with her brother. In STM episodes which do not focus directly on Bianca, the spotlight is on Erin instead.
Which single father is holding up more successfully? General Buzz Grunt or Antonio Monty? Are they another pair of doubles?
STM 2.05(B) is slightly more than 50% complete. A late November 2014 release is possible, but December is more likely. Remember that a working (young) adult has 1001 more responsibilities and less personal time than those who only need to worry about school or college.
In an earlier post, I have mentioned that I also changed the computer I use for Sims, and restarted the STM neighborhood — both of which take up the time I would have used for video production. I have persisted in this project despite all the odds against me getting anything done, in a year that I have known in advance to be busy.
Some parts of 2.05(B) are very experimental. The dialogue was notoriously difficult to finalize, as I rewrote the script at least twice…