What? have you never seen an operative before..
Saturday, June 9, 2007

Well i sure have.. well one guy. He was in the Serenity.. For like..most of the movie.I read in the RPG book that Operatives are independent contractors. So,I was thinking if doing a costume based on an Alliance uniform but I have hit a dead end. I have the books of the show and the Serenity mag.Now if only i could get some screencaps of the Movie (i have some of alliance from the show. but not the movie)i can perhaps see more of what he was wearing?

Anyone has any suggestions? or links to Alliance costumes...I am really stuck right now

edit: AKA i need COSTUME help...Any costume suggestions?


Sunday, June 10, 2007 11:51 AM


Again, Tina, leavemethewhite.com screencaps. If anything can get you details pics, it's that site.

Sunday, June 10, 2007 10:14 AM


Cybersnark has a point re: Operatives being "independent contractors"...they could be hired and trained separately from any established Parliamentary program or office and simply hired by Parliament to do a job. Certainly not every issue that faces Alliance Parliament would warrant the need for a trouble shooter like the Operative was...so it would probably be more cost-effective to have them only used when truly needed;)


Sunday, June 10, 2007 4:46 AM


How can an Operative be an indie contractor: easily.

"Operative" just means "one who operates on behalf of." Just like "agent," for that matter. All it means is that the Parliament signs his paycheques.

Theo ("P. Erative") could have been trained by another highly-powerful organization (Blue Sun, permaybehaps?) and then sold, given, or traded to the Parliament (in exchange for. . . other perks).

This would also serve to give the Parliament plausible deniability of anything that was discovered about the Operatives or how they are made/trained.

Sunday, June 10, 2007 4:15 AM


You know, I trust the RPG book less and less every time someone quotes it. How can "An Operative of the Parilament" be an independent contractor?
Anyway, in terms of your costume/screencap dilema, I would suggest leavemethewhite.com; they are excellent.


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