September 27th, 2010

Reading One Book

Gunshot wound to the back - with video

Hi everyone. *waves* I'm writing a fanfic based on Sue Thomas F.B.Eye that presents an alternate ending for the pilot episode. I'm trying to stick very closely to what is shown on the show so it blends seamlessly with it until it diverges at the specific point I chose. I found a clip on Youtube that has the exact scenes I'm referring to, so you can see what I mean:

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Collapse ) Possibly answered--any more looks would be welcome.

Collapse ) Answered--thank you very much!

Collapse ) Answered--am going with the bullet hitting him above the bones, in the fleshy part.

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Thanks everyone in advance. If I've asked a question that's already been answered somewhere, let me know.
  • chierii

Is there any reason for a Russian woman to use the masculine version of her surname?

Okay, so I'm not really asking for my own work. Rather, I'm trying to help make sense of detail in someone else's work. Setting is nationality-neutral, military, near future. (And those of you reading this who know me know exactly what I'm talking about specifically, but who cares?)

Okay, so the writers apparently forgot that a Russian woman's surname ends with A. But I'm wondering if there might be headcanon to come out of this. Is there any reason for her to adopt this masculine name usage?

For instance, she's a scientist. Might she have adopted masculine name use to avoid prejudice before she became well-known and by then the use had stuck? Might she have started using it to make things easier to understand by her multinational colleagues? Something else?

Or have the writers irreparably made a mistake and should I just start mentally correcting her name every time I read it?

I read the entire Wikipedia article on Russian names and a few of the linked articles, but I'm not sure where else to look.

EDIT: I forgot to clarify that she is a native Russian presumably still living in Russia (the canon infers this, leaves no reason for it to be otherwise). My mistake!