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12 October 2010 @ 08:00 pm
the thing is...  
Now I actually want a story about a time-traveling murderer, and the clever people who finally stop him or her. I mean, there are all sorts of reasons that one might go back into the past to kill someone, but why would a person want to kill someone from hundreds of years in his future? Unless he was just a psychopath looking for the perfect crime, but that is much less interesting.

Also, how much do I love Ryan's answer that a time-traveling murderer wouldn't have rusty bullets (sorry, "lead balls"), because they would be new? THIS MUCH.

Amusingly, I have a "time travel" tag, but can't use it at this moment, since that would also constitute a spoiler.
 
 
 
Constant Reader: doctor who - ?!?!?!skirmish_of_wit on October 13th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
ALL OF THIS OMG

I loved last night's episode mostly for that reason. Steampunk? Eh. Time traveling murderer from the past? AWESOME.
tempestsarekind: martha + ten + TARDIStempestsarekind on October 13th, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
I would read the book, and watch the movie, and probably construct elaborate theories in my head about the differences between book-verse and movie-verse.

I always feel that I should give the whole steampunk thing a try, but I've also read blog posts about the potential for racial dodginess, so I don't know where to start.