K, so this is for readers of This is Our Life...
There's a small plot point that I'm not sure how to deal with, and I'm going to ask you all for help...don't worry, there's no spoilers for my story in this...it's just something that bothers me a little.
Ok, so in the next episode of TiOL, Lewis from Meet the Robinsons
is introduced. For those of you who who have seen MTR (stop here if you haven't...XDD), you should know that Wilbur Robinson is Lewis' son from the future...problem is, I've already established Wilbur as a student that also goes to their school.
So...now what? It just doesn't feel right for Wilbur's dad to be someone other than Lewis/Cornelius.
I see two options here:
A) the first would be to keep the story the same way, with Wilbur being from the future. It makes some sense, with MTR taking place in modern times and all, and there's nothing in this AU that would keep it from happening. The problem with that is...why is Wilbur going to school in the past, then? Whatever explanation I can come up with for that would probably be nonsensical and convoluted, not to mention completely unnecessary because I'm not going to focus on it. So that brings me to my next option
B) to make an AU version of Lewis and Wilbur: Wilbur's father is still Cornelius, but he's a separate person from Lewis--Lewis is simply a relative of theirs--and they all live in the present day. All of that just seems so fricking wrong to me because...uh...Lewis is supposed to be Wilbur's dad! It just takes the charm out of their relationship without the whole future dad/still best friend thing. Nevertheless, it's the one I'm leaning toward, since it makes the most sense in the story. I don't plan to introduce Cornelius as an adult at all, so Lewis can still keep his personality from the movie...but there's just a few minor things that need to be tweaked, such as ages.
I don't know, what do you guys think? I want them to still be father and son so bad, but it makes no sense in the context of the story since, again, they're not the main focus. Option number three would be to make Lewis into Cornelius' clone...which is just way too weird and bizarre and I'm not going to do that.
So, sound off below, readers! A or B? What do you think?and since we're on the subject, episode 9 is currently in development sorta kinda still not done with planning.