DAYS1979 #2 - May 1979 in DAYS '79: The OTHER Alternate Timeline A blog by beebs in General Posted December 17, 2020 2 hours ago, Bright Eyes said: As someone who hates SORAS'ing, it would have been cool if you corrected the ages of David and Mike. Like has been said by countless people, Steven could have easily taken David's place. Mike's would be more tricky, but I always envisioned Danny Grant would have been a nice substitute. But I guess that's for me to write for myself. Anyway, I do hope you find the time to re-introduce Valerie and Danny at some point. Other than some unpopular story choices, the Grants' exits are really the only big scar on the show by this point. Was Donna's friend Anne (and her mother Susan) supposed to be Anne Peters and Susan Martin Peters, who would be years into living in LA with Eric, or was it just some clumsy coincidence? Seeing Trish and Brooke/Stephanie at loggerheards with no hint from Stephanie that they were best friends is strange to me. Though, in the recaps you were posting it seemed to be an afterthought as well. I hope Steven gets a chance to become something more than a damp squid (in reference to his time on the real show). I'm rooting for Chris and Mary to reunite. The new Jordan Barr aspect with Marlena/Don was well done. It made me think that bringing in characters that we know, but putting your own spin on them could be quite fascinating. I wish ALL these classic characters could stay on the show. That's not probable, but it'll be hard to say goodbye to any of them when you feel they've come to their temporary or permanent end. All in all though, good work. It'll be great to see what you do with the big couples of Bill/Laura, Mickey/Maggie, and Doug/Julie. I'm not envious at such a task to keep those plates spinning. Remind me where Donna and Pete were in their story here. Had she even gotten pregnant yet? Already miscarried? First off, glad to hear from you. The feedback is super-appreciated! I'm not the HUGEST fan of SORAS, but I figured...well...the ship has sailed with Mike and David already, so I'll likely freeze their ages somewhat for awhile, or at least age up some others to kind of...balance the scales a bit. As a result, yes, Anne and Susan are Anne and Susan Peters. Unfortunately, I wrote this without taking a second to remind myself how they left Salem (if they left Salem at all, in fact), as Daytime Serial Newsletter basically just...kinda...stopped writing about Susan without addressing where she went, and I foolishly didn't double check other sources, so that's my bad. I'll speak more to it in the June post. Absolutely looking to reintroduce Valerie, and possibly Danny as well. Just unsure on when, but it'll come. As for Stephanie and Trish, yeah I basically was running off what Harrower hjad written, so continuing with Stephanie and Trish butting heads thanks to the divorce from David, but I had lapsed a bit on how their relationship was when Brooke "died", so I'm sort of playing it more that Stephanie is mad that Trish would take her son away from a father that loves him, something she never had, and run with that. It's more of an explanation than Harrower ever gave for Stephanie's sudden change in attitude, I imagine. As for Pete and Donna, this was after their initial story with the miscarriage and Donna saying Don had raped her had ended, and Pete had left town to complete school. I believe that was all under Ann Marcus. Glad you enjoyed, and I appreciate the critique, quite genuinely. I need checks and balances to make this work, as I'm far from an expert on this show, much as it fascinates me. So thank you!